Amsterdam. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15" x 19.75". This striking circa 1640 map by Willem Blaeu depicts the regions of Zurich and vicinity, Switzerland. The map covers northern Switzerland and extends from Mullhouse to the Obersee. The important towns of Basel, Lucerne, Zurich, Argow, and several others are noted in profile. The map also labels lakes, rivers and other topographic features with beautifully rendered mountains and forests. Latin text on verso provides interesting history and description of...
Boston: T.G. Bradford, 1835. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 8 x 10 inches, sheet measures 10 x 13.5 inches. Plate 12 from "Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical and Commercial." Intriguingly, details of the highest altitudes recorded in flight by both condor and hot air balloon are indicated. Thomas Gamaliel Bradford (1802-1887) was a Boston-based map publisher best known for his "important contributions to American cartography, the 1838 "Illustrated Atlas Geographical, Statistical and Historical of the United States and...
London: Macmillan, 1877. Being Notes of a Vacation Tour in the Autumn of 1876. 420p., frontispiece, map and ads. 8vo, green cloth, white library numbers & small hole in spine; ink stain on front cover. London: Macmillan, 1877. The frontispiece & facing title page are dampstained in the bottom margin, otherwise an internally clean, tight copy of a scarce book.
Longmans, 1901. Many black and white illustrations by H.G. Willink and Others. 464 pages (top edge gilt). 8vo, 3/4 navy blue leather over pale yellow cloth, (cloth is lightly soiled, due to light color, mostly confined to back cover), with lovely decorative gilt stamped spine, marbled endpapers. London Longmans, Green, and Co. 1901. A very good(+) copy The Badminton Library of Sports & Pastimes. Previous owner's bookplate on front attached endpaper.
New York: Scribner, 1912. 12 plates. xiii, 373pp. 12mo, brown cloth. New York: Scribner's, 1912. Very good "...Adams dictated his autobiography to a writer, Theodore Hittell...In the course of Adams's adventures, he hunted in the Rocky Mountains, traveling east from California by way of the Walker River and the Humboldt Mountains to Salt Lake in 1854. From Salt Lake, he continued to Fort Bridger and returned to California in August." Later edition of Wagner-Camp 348:1. Howes H-543.
New York: King Memorial Committee, 1904. Frontis. plus 8 portraits. vii + 429pp., small 8vo, velum-backed boards; ex-lib, library pocket at rear, several library stamps, plus ownership inscriptions. New York: King Memorial Committee of The Century Association, 1904. Internally near fine, a very good copy.