Paris: Libreria De Rosa y Bouret, 1859. Leather. First Edition. 371 pp. Covers have overall, blind stamped design with a narrow, bright gilt border. Covers are worn along edges, with rear cover more worn than front cover. Spine is missing. Corners are bumped and rubbed. First signature loose and laid in. The book itself has marbled eps in shades of brown, blue and white. All edges were marbled, now faded and aged. Inscription, in black ink, on title page. Each chapter begins with a detailed, full-page, black & white woodblock print. Text is somewhat aged and foxed. There is a tear in the margin on pp. 113-114 where it was thumbed. Volume is in a beautifully constructed protective tri-fold wrapper in a matching slipcase. Wrapper...
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Madrid: Graficas Yagues, 1962. Wraps. 133 pp.. each vol. Subtitle: "Libro de la Primera Navegacion y Descubrimiento de las Indias. Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima." Contains two large books, one a facsimile of Columbus' diary in his handwriting, the other a printed text of the diary w/maps as edited by Carlos Sanz. Both books are in white wraps with red lettering accenting black on front and spine. Covers are slightly handled, but clean and tight. In each, the pages are unopened. All contents in Spanish. Books are housed in a brown cardboard slipcase with large white title label on one side. Case is worn and split in several places. Very Good.
Mexico: Imprenta de las Siete Revueltas, 1739. Hardcover. As. 112 pp. , 12 mo. Full vellum binding with light creasing but no tears or losses. Original ties at foredge deteriorated years ago. Pastedowns front and rear have been removed or deteriorated, small remnants of original marbled papers. Light foxing within, understandable given its age.
A devotional focused on the Virgin Mary. OCLC lists eleven copies in institution holdings, seven in the United States, four abroad. Very good.
Paris: La Imprenta De Pillet Aine, 1834. Half Leather. As. 121 pp. B/w ills. Pretty, small book is bound in self-flowered dark gray cloth, with black leather spine and forners set off by delicately scalloped gilt rules. Gilt bands, small medallions, and title on spine. Corners are bumped and rubbed. Cover is lightly aged, commeasurate with its age. Eps are marbled gray paper. A light damp stain to lower edges is evident on the prelims, does not carry into text. Occasional foxing throughout. A nicely illustrated copy of this classic. Very Good.
Valencia: En La Imprenta De Estevan, 1817. Hardcover. Third Edition. 297 pp. 1 b/w ill. Tercere Edicion. Corregida Y Espurgata. Richly grained leather cover has bumped corners and just a little edgewear. Spine has gilt bands and embellishment with red title block w/ gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers. Clean and tight. Text in Spanish. Very Good.
Buenos Aires, Argentina: Guillermo Kraft, 1958. Full Leather. Fifth Edition. xix, 421,  pp. Folio. Originally published in wraps, this edition has been encased in a special binding of leather and horsehair that resembles a saddle or saddlebag. Leather exhibits wear and some losses to spine and corners, the horsehair portions are in very good condition. On color illustration is loose and laid in. Text in Spanish.
A dictionary of terms relating to ranching, horsemanship, Gauchos, and life on the ranches of Argentina in a fascinating binding. Originally published in 1943, this Fifth Edition was produced in an edition of 3,150 copies, this being #2555. Very Good.