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21 Chappell, Edward Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Bay in His Majesty's Ship Rosamond, Containing Some Account of the North-Eastern Coast of America and of the Tribes Inhabiting That Remote Region.
London Printed for J. Mawman 1817 First Edition Hardcover 
[12], 279pp. Later half mottled calf over marbled boards, spine with five raised bands, decorated with gilt ship motifs and lettering. Large foldout map and nine engravings. Front joint cracked, some wear to spine ends. Internally clean. A very good copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 750.00 USD
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22 Charlevoix, François-Xavier de Journal of a Voyage to America. Undertaken by Order of the French King, Containing the Geographical Description and Natural History of the Country, Particularly Canada.
London Printed for R. and J. Dodsley 1761 First British Edition Hardcover 
First edition in English. In two volumes. viii, 128, 145-382pp (complete but with error in pagination); viii, 380, [26]pp. Recent full panelled calf stamped in blind on the sides, spines decorated in gold and with red morocco labels lettered in gold. With a folding map of the Western Ocean and North America. A few tiny wormholes to the lower margins of volume two (not affecting text), two small spots to fore edge of volume one. Old library stamp to titles. A nice very good+ set. Howes C308. Sabin 12139.; Octavo 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782. By the Marquis de Chastellux, One of the Forty Members of the French Academy, and Major General in the French Army, Serving Under the Count de Rochambeau. Translated from the French by an English Gentleman, Who Resided in America at That Period. With Notes by Translator., Chastellux, François-Jean, Marquis de
23 Chastellux, François-Jean, Marquis de Travels in North-America, in the Years 1780, 1781, and 1782. By the Marquis de Chastellux, One of the Forty Members of the French Academy, and Major General in the French Army, Serving Under the Count de Rochambeau. Translated from the French by an English Gentleman, Who Resided in America at That Period. With Notes by Translator.
London Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson 1787 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. xv, 462pp; xii, 432pp. Modern brown quarter calf over marbled boards, spines with raised bands and brown morocco labels lettered in gold. Two foldout charts in volume one; three foldout plates in volume two. Faint numbers on the verso of the title pages, mild foxing to plates. Internally very clean with some sporadic spots and an annotation in pencil. A near fine set. "In its completed form constitutes the first trustworthy record of life in the United States." Howes C324. Sabin 12229. ; Octavo 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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24 Clavigero, Francesco Saverio The History of Mexico. Collected from Spanish and Mexican Historians, from Manuscripts, and Ancient Paintings of the Indians. Illustrated by Charts, and Other Copper Plates. To Which Are Added, Critical Dissertations on the Land, the Animals, and Inhabitants of Mexico. By Abbé D. Francesco Saverio Clavigero. Translated from the Original Italian, by Charles Cullen, Esq. In Two Volumes.
London Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson 1787 First English Edition Hardcover 
First edition in English. xxxii, [4], 476pp (with one pagination error); [4], 463, [1]p. Contemporary full calf, spine in compartments with red and green leather labels lettered and decorated in gold. The board edges are also decorated in gold. Map of Mexico and twenty-four inserted plates in volume I; map of the lakes of Mexico and one inserted plate in volume II. The appendix includes a list of Mexican Years from the foundation to the conquest of Mexico, compared with Christian years, a Mexican calendar, and more. With the neat bookplate of mining engineer Franklin Wheaton Smith, designed by Robert W. Hyde. Front joint of volume I and rear joint of volume II partially split, title of map in volume I cut out, wear to corner tips, light scuffing and rubbing to covers. A very good set. Graesse II.196-197. Sabin 13519. Streeter Sale I:194.; Quarto 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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A Vindication by Cadwallader D. Colden, of the Steam Boat Right Granted by the State of New-York; in the Form of an Answer to the Letter of Mr. Duer, Addressed to Mr. Colden., Colden, Cadwallader D.
25 Colden, Cadwallader D. A Vindication by Cadwallader D. Colden, of the Steam Boat Right Granted by the State of New-York; in the Form of an Answer to the Letter of Mr. Duer, Addressed to Mr. Colden.
Albany, NY Printed by Websters and Skinners 1818 First Edition Hardcover 
178pp. Quarter calf over marbled boards. Small bookplate of the Library Company of Philadelphia on the front pastedown endpaper. Two small holes at margins (one barely affecting text). A near fine copy. Howes C-563. Sabin 14282. ; Octavo 
Price: 350.00 USD
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Memoir, Prepared by the Request of a Committee of the Common Council of the City of New York, and Presented to the Mayor of the City, at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals., Colden, Cadwallader D.
26 Colden, Cadwallader D. Memoir, Prepared by the Request of a Committee of the Common Council of the City of New York, and Presented to the Mayor of the City, at the Celebration of the Completion of the New York Canals.
New York Printed by Order of the Corporation of New York 1825 First Edition Hardcover 
v, [3], 408, [2]pp. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards, spine lettered in gold, marbled endpapers. Engraved portrait frontispiece. With forty-six plates, including foldout hand-colored maps of the United States and of the state of New York, a large foldout with a geological profile extending from the Atlantic to Lake Erie and insets of views along the canal, and a large foldout of the grand canal celebration. Also includes eight facsimiles of letters at back. This copy, bound in quarter calf, has a paper presentation label from the City of New York affixed to the front board and thus lacks the embossed crest found on copies bound in full leather. Some wear to extremities, light toning to text. Label ghost to the front pastedown endpaper and the verso of the front free endpaper, tiny label to the front free endpaper. A very good copy. Peters, America on Stone, pp. 228-232. Howes C562. Sabin 14279. ; Quarto 
Price: 3750.00 USD
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Voyage pittoresque et anecdotique dans le nord et le sud des Etats-Unis d'Amerique., Comettant, Oscar
27 Comettant, Oscar Voyage pittoresque et anecdotique dans le nord et le sud des Etats-Unis d'Amerique.
Paris A. La Place 1866 Hardcover 
vii, 469pp + 2pp of publisher's advertisements. Full brown morocco elaborately decorated in gold on the covers, initials on the front cover, spine with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold, gilt inside dentelles, all edges gilt, white silk endpapers. Frontispiece and inserted plates with illustrations by Saintin, Noel, Lebreton and Foulquier engraved by Willmann, Outhwaite, Delannoy, Lalaisse and Golin. Small bookstore stamp on the rear free endpaper (G. Cacoulides, Athens, Greece). A few minor scuffs to binding, two tiny spots to front cover. Internally clean with only minor foxing. A near fine copy.; Quarto 
Price: 750.00 USD
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New America., Dixon, William Hepworth
28 Dixon, William Hepworth New America.
London Hurst and Blackett, Publishers 1867 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. 359pp; 369pp. Brown half calf over marbled boards, spine elaborately decorated in gold with morocco labels lettered in gold, marbled edges. Engraved frontispiece and two inserted plates in each volume (one featuring Salt Lake City Main Street.) Some scattered foxing, old stain to frontispiece of volume two, mild wear to edges. A nice, near fine set. Sabin 20373. ; Octavo 
Price: 600.00 USD
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A Reply to Mr. Colden's Vindication of the Steam-Boat Monopoly. With an Appendix, Containing Copies of the Most Important Documents Referred to in the Argument., Duer, William Alexander
29 Duer, William Alexander A Reply to Mr. Colden's Vindication of the Steam-Boat Monopoly. With an Appendix, Containing Copies of the Most Important Documents Referred to in the Argument.
Albany, NY Printed and Published by E. and E. Hosford 1819 First Edition Hardcover 
184, xxvii pp. Old paper covered boards with paper label affixed to the spine, edges uncut. Scattered foxing throughout. Note on the author on the rear free endpaper. A good+ copy. Howes D539. Sabin 21117; Octavo 
Price: 300.00 USD
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30 Dwight, Timothy Travels; in New-England and New-York. In Four Volumes.
New Haven, CT Published by Timothy Dwight 1821 First Edition Hardcover 
524pp; 527pp; 534pp; 527pp + errata slip tipped in. Contemporary full calf, black labels lettered in gold on the spines. With three foldout maps. Light wear to extremities. A very good+ set. ; Octavo 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Dahcotah; or, Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling., Eastman, Mary
31 Eastman, Mary Dahcotah; or, Life and Legends of the Sioux Around Fort Snelling.
New York John Wiley 1849 First Edition Hardcover 
xi, [4], ii-xxxi, [2], 34-268pp. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in gold and blind on the front panel and the spine panel. With several inserted plates and in-text illustrations. A touch of fading to spine panel, mild scattered foxing. A bright, near fine copy. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. ; Octavo 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The American Aboriginal Portfolio., Eastman, Mary H.
32 Eastman, Mary H. The American Aboriginal Portfolio.
Philadelphia Lippincott, Grambo & Co. 1853 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by Eastman, Seth 
84pp. Original publisher's cloth lettered and decorated in gold on the covers and the spine, all edges gilt. Frontispiece, engraved title vignette, and twenty-five plates. Light wear to extremities, some scattered foxing throughout, small spot to bottom edge. A very good copy. Howes E17. Sabin 21682. ; Quarto 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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33 Edwards, Jonathan An Account of the Life of the Late Reverend Mr. David Brainerd, Minister of the Gospel, Missionary to the Indians, from the Honourable Society in Scotland, for the Propagation of Christian Knowledge, and Pastor of a Church of Christian Indians in New- Jersey. Who Died at Northampton in New-England, Octob. 9th 1747, in the 30th Year of His Age; Chiefly Taken from His Own Diary, and Other Private Writings, Written for His Own Use; and Now Published.
Boston Printed for and Sold by D. Henchman 1749 First Edition Hardcover 
xii, [18], 316pp + 2pp of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary full sheepskin. Boards and spine are extremely worn, lacks the front free endpaper, previous owner's name on title and preface, foxing and several old stains, small loss to one leaf with the subscribers names. A fair copy. Evans 6311. Howes E56. Sabin 21927. ; Octavo 
Price: 900.00 USD
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34 Emory, William H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Volume I.
Washington, D.C. Cornelius Wendell 1857 First Edition Hardcover 
Two parts in one volume. xvi, 258pp; viii, 174pp + 21 plates. Original pictorial cloth stamped in blind, spine lettered in gold. Frontispiece, several illustrations and maps. Front hinge a bit weak, wear to extremities, light foxing, a few small, light stains to the fore edge. About very good. ; Quarto 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Observations on the Character and Culture of the European Vine, During a Residence of Five Years in the Vine Growing Districts of France, Italy and Switzerland. To Which Is Added, The Manual of the Swiss Vigneron, and, The Art of Wine Making., Fisher, S. I.; Chappuis, Brun; Bulos
35 Fisher, S. I.; Chappuis, Brun; Bulos Observations on the Character and Culture of the European Vine, During a Residence of Five Years in the Vine Growing Districts of France, Italy and Switzerland. To Which Is Added, The Manual of the Swiss Vigneron, and, The Art of Wine Making.
Philadelphia Key and Biddle 1834 First Edition Hardcover 
244pp. Original dark green publisher's cloth, paper label lettered in black affixed to the spine panel. Toning to text block, minor edge wear. A very good copy. Uncommon. ; Octavo 
Price: 850.00 USD
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36 Forbes, Edwin Thirty Years After: An Artist's Story of the Great War, Told and Illustrated with Nearly 300 Relief-Etchings After Sketches in the Field, and 20 Half-Tone Equestrian Portraits from Original Oil Paintings. (Volume 1 in Two Parts).
New York Fords, Howard, & Hulbert 1890 Hardcover 
In two volumes. Original brown cloth stamped in blind on the front panels. Previous owner's inscription on flyleaf of volume I and on front free endpaper and flyleaf of volume II. Front hinge of volume I cracked, front free endpaper missing. Internally fairly clean with the occasional smudge and short, closed edge tear. A good+ set. ; Folio 
Price: 350.00 USD
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37 Francis, John Chronicles and Characters of the Stock Exchange.
Boston Wm. Crosby and H. P. Nichols 1850 First US Edition Hardcover 
x, 167pp + 8pp of publisher's advertisements. Former library copy with usual markings, spine completely gone, front cover almost detached, boards cracked. ; Octavo 
Price: 400.00 USD
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38 Fulton, Robert A Treatise on the Improvement of Canal Navigation; Exhibiting the Numerous Advantages to Be Derived from Small Canals. And Boats of Two to Five Feet Wide, Containing from Two to Five Tons Burthen. With a Description of the Machinery for Facilitating Conveyance by Water Through the Most Mountainous Countries, Independent of Locks and Aqueducts...
London Published by I. and J. Taylor 1796 First Edition Hardcover 
xvi, 144pp. Contemporary full tree calf, spine lettered and decorated in gold. Complete with seventeen engraved plates. Boards are worn, light toning and foxing to text block, two small tears to flyleaf and title page. About very good. Howes F-418. Sabin 26201 ; Quarto 
Price: 2250.00 USD
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39 Graffagnino, J. Kevin The Shaping of Vermont. From the Wilderness to the Centennial 1749-1877. Includes Large Portfolio.
Rutland, VT / Bennington, VT Vermont Heritage Press / The Bennington Museum 1983 First Edition Hardcover Signed by Author
147pp. Half green leatherette over cloth in leatherette slipcase. Signed by Graffagnino on the limitation page. Profusely illustrated. Includes the large portfolio with six plates, also signed by the author. A fine copy in about fine slipcase. The portfolio has a small tear to the spine not affecting the plates. ; Folio; Signed by Author 
Price: 600.00 USD
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40 Grund, Francis J., ed. Aristocracy in America. From the Sketch-book of a German Nobleman.
London Richard Bentley 1839 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. xii, 319pp; vii, 331pp. Original cloth stamped in gold on the spines. With four engraved plates. Some wear to extremities, fraying and fading to spines. The spine of volume 1 is partially cracked. Howes G449. Sabin 29004 (mentions two plates only). ; Octavo 
Price: 300.00 USD
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