Published by Madison, 1985
431pp. Cloth. As new. Useful research guide.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM12676
Published by Havana, 1939
62pp. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers tanned. Very good. Includes a brief political history of Cuba, with U.S. relations, to the time of publication.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM7571
Published by Gainesville, Fl, 1994
xi,414pp. Cloth. As new. In pictorial dust jacket. The most useful reference work on this part of the Caribbean. Originally published at $150.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM33026
Published by Washington, 1826
106pp. Dbd. Scattered foxing. Else quite good. An interesting collection of laws governing British colonial trade in the West Indies, including tables of duties on various Caribbean products. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 27406.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM24134
Published by Metuchen, N.J., 1968
ix,515pp. Quarto. Cloth. Very fine. [with:] .SUPPLEMENT. Metuchen, N.J. 1971. 277pp. Cloth. Very fine. Lists hundred of titles, by subject.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM12621
Published by London, 1928
li,219,pp. plus maps and plates. Frontis. Original boards. Very good in soiled dust jacket. Reprinted from the 1760 first edition. Includes a record of Walker's actions in the service of the colonial government against Spanish privateers off the Carolinas in 1740- 42, and his operations off Louisbourg in 1745. An important record of the international conflict of the War of the Austrian Succession as it played out in America, especially the South. This edition with introduction and notes by H.S. Vaughan. HOWES W36.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23683
Published by New York, 1871
xii,-465pp. plus advertisements. Frontis, plates, textual illus. Original gilt cloth. Some wear to extremities, a bit frayed at head of spine, scattered traces of foxing. A very good, tight copy. First American edition. The author toured the islands of the West Indies and offers many illustrations of what he saw as well as descriptive text of the customs of the natives and plant life.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5473
Published by Callaghan and Company, Chicago, 1899
viii,260pp. Original red cloth, paper label. Spine sunned, label chipped, hinges cracked, bookplate on front pastedown and front free endpaper, ownership signature on front fly leaf. Internally clean. Good. A condensed account of the three trials, taken from late 18th- and early 19th-century reports.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM30560
Published by New York, 1808
92pp. Dbd. A few leaves foxed, dampstain to gutter of a few leaves. Hole in two leaves affecting a few letters of text, with a closed tear to another leaf. Good. First American edition. Discussion of trade between America and Great Britain, including mention of the West Indies, and the problem of smuggling. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 15238.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9314
Published by Washington, 1898
293pp. plus photos and two folding charts. Printed wrappers. Slightly dampstained. Good. The full testimony heard before the court of inquiry is included, with nineteen photos of the wreckage and two charts of the keel of the Maine. The court found that the damage "could have been produced only by the explosion of a mine situated under the bottom of the ship" and that no officers or crew members were negligent in their duties.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5606
Published by Printed for J. Owen, London, 1796
,88pp. Dbd. Very good. Discusses the probable outcomes of the war with revolutionary France, with special attention to central and northern Europe and to holdings in the East and West Indies. GOLDSMITHS 16877.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35271
Published by [Washington, 1805
8pp. Gathered signatures, loose. Stab holes in left margin, minor foxing. Trimmed close along lower edge with some loss of text. Overall very good. A series of documents relating to the capture of the Danish merchant vessel, Heinrich. Earlier, the Heinrich had been captured by a French privateer, but was ultimately "recaptured" by the American brig, Pickering. The Pickering took her prize to the British controlled island of St. Christopher's, where the vice admiralty determined that half the value of the capture belonged to the American crew and half should be restored to the owners. The proprietors then petitioned the United States government on the grounds that it was improper for an American vessel to deposit the matter in the jurisdiction of an uninvolved state. Scarce. Shaw & Shoemaker locate only three copies. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 9579.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM32167
Published by T. Cooper, London, 1739
32pp. Dbd. Very good. A pro-Walpole pamphlet preceding the War of Jenkins' Ear. "By the famous Thomas Gordon, editor of the "Independent Whig" who defends the Administration against the popular outcry against the Convention with Spain. He says: 'A Convention is settled in order to conclude a Treaty - A Treaty is concluded in order to prevent a War - Is there any better method." - Stevens. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 739/131. GOLDSMITHS 7669. SABIN 1788. STEVENS, RARE AMERICANA (1926) 1495.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35451
Published by Washington, 1885
ix,,458pp. plus plates. Original cloth. Cloth somewhat sunned and dampstained, else very good. Of importance for the pioneering appearance of Otis T. Mason's first study on the basketry of the North American Indians, as well as a work by Mason on Indian throwing sticks.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM15509
Published by Springfield, Oh, 1897
32pp. Folding color map, 51.5 x 35.5 cm. Printed stiff wrappers, small format, 10 x 14.5 cm. Very good. An informative little booklet, including an account of the events leading up the the Spanish American War. The handsome map shows all major towns, villages, railroads, etc. Apparently quite scarce, with the NUC locating only six copies.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM17770
Published by New York, 1885
xv,,441pp. plus illus. Original pictorial cloth. Rubbed, small tear at front joint, but very good. Includes visits to St. Kitt's, Martinique, port of Spain, Trinidad, Curacoa, Jamaica, and Havana, with notes on slavery and the natives of the regions visited. SERVIES 8095.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10337
Published by London, 1876
,264pp. plus colored folding map and folding plan. Half title. Original cloth. Ex-lib. with shelf label, bookplate and stamps. Hinges broken, contents shaken with one signature nearly detached, some light scattered foxing, else internally good. The author only spent two weeks in Dutch Guiana visiting friends, but compiled a good deal of information regarding the region and the inhabitants. The plan shows Paramaribo, the capital, and the map shows the country in relation to British and French Guiana.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9402
Published by Geneva, 1780
,-144,pp. plus a 4pp. Supplement laid in. Gathered signatures, stitched. Fine. Untrimmed. With original printed advertising band. The July 15, 1780 issue of the French political periodical, JOURNAL HISTORIQUE ET POLITIQUE. This issue contains political news from Turkey, Russia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Spain, Great Britain, and France. The section from London includes news of Admiral Rodney's activities in the West Indies. The laid-in supplement includes a letter from Admiral Rodney in Barbados and a summary of the Siege of Charleston under the command of generals Clinton and Cornwallis, listing prisoners taken in the decisive British victory.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM53421
Published by Eastburn, Kirk, & Co., New York, 1813
,517pp. Original paper boards, printed spine label. Spine extremities chipped, front hinge cracked, boards lightly dampstained, corners and edges worn. Toning and foxing. Good. Untrimmed. An American reprint of the first two issues of an influential Scottish literary periodical, first published by Archibald Constable in 1803. Contains lengthy reviews of several contemporary publications on the Americas and world travel, including Mackenzie's VOYAGES and a collection of letters on the slave rebellion in Saint Domingue.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM52012
Published by New York, 1865
viii pp., 50 leaves. Original gilt cloth. Bit sunned, light edge wear. Very good. Small paper issue. Uncommon work consisting of a short introduction with fifty sketches - often humorous - made by the author during his ocean voyage to Cuba from Sandy Hook, and including street scenes, common folk, and common insects, in Cuba. The date is given erroneously in roman numerals on the titlepage. SABIN 10902.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM5951
Published by Grenoble, 1792
4pp. Quarto bifolium. Bit tanned, minor margin stain. Very good. Passed July 1, 1792, aimed at filling vacancies in the artillery regiments in the colonies.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14406
Published by T. Cooper, London, 1739
30pp. Dbd. Very good, untrimmed. Second edition. Part of the heated pamphlet controversy in Great Britain between supporters and opponents of war with Spain in the late 1730s. The author of the present volume supports the 1739 Pardo Convention and further diplomatic efforts between the two colonial powers, taking aim at the arguments of a recent pro-war pamphlet. The War of Jenkins' Ear was nevertheless declared a few months later. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 739/232. GOLDSMITHS 7680 (first ed). SABIN 64143. STEVENS, RARE AMERICANA (1926) 1534 (first ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35444
Published by Washington, 1885
Three works in one: xiv,xviii,342;v,96;iii,30pp. Plus 8 fine lithographic plates. Thick quarto. Library stamps on titlepage and versos of plates. Otherwise a fine copy. A handsomely produced compendium of important anthropological and archeological works put out by the Smithsonian Institution. Includes the following works: Rau, Charles: PREHISTORIC FISHING IN EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA. Bransford, J.F.: ARCHEOLOGICAL RESEARCHES IN NICARAGUA. Cope, Edward D.: ON THE CONTENTS OF A BONE CAVE IN THE ISLAND OF ANGUILLA.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM18077
Published by Grasse, 1793
3pp. Modern marbled wrappers. A fine copy. A decree of the National Convention repealing duties on colonial exports during the Revolutionary period.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM16354
Published by Imprimerie de l'Etat, Port-au-Prince, 1946
27pp. Original printed red wrappers. Wrappers edgeworn with tears. Wrappers and text quite water-stained. A fair copy. This constitution, enacted on November 22, 1946, is a much toned-down version of the original draft supported by new President Dumarsais Estime, which described Haiti as socialist, restored bans on foreign land ownership, prohibited foreigners from doing business, and legitimized trade unions. Under protests from the United States, Britain, France, the Vatican and the business community, the present much more conservative document was promulgated.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM38304
Published by H. Goreham, London, 1739
iv,63pp. Modern green half cloth and marbled boards, spine gilt. Bookplate of Alberto Parreņo on front pastedown. Corners rubbed. Light toning and foxing, particularly to the last few leaves. About very good. A pamphlet from the controversy preceding the War of Jenkins' Ear. "By Benjamin Robins who criticized the Convention with Spain as injurious to the rights of Great Britain 'and so different from what we have been taught to expect, that it hath undergone the private censure of almost every individual nation'" - Stevens. The third edition. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 739/254. STEVENS, RARE AMERICANA (1926) 1494. SABIN 72044. KRESS 4463. ESTC N3840.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM41543
Published by The Argonaut Press, London, 1928
cvi,182pp. plus folding facsimile map. Portrait. Facsimile. Quarto. Half vellum and buckram. Vellum bit soiled, else about fine. From an edition limited to 975 numbered copies, printed on Japon vellum. The definitive study of Raleigh.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10194
Published by Printed by Sam. Buckley, London, 1727
48pp. Title vignette. Later plain stiff paper wrappers. Very good. This work includes many references to Spanish plundering of ships in the West Indies, specifically involving Admiral Hosier's squadron. Prints the text of letters between the Marquis de la Paz to the Marquis de Pozobueno and the Duke of Newcastle, as well as other diplomatic communications regarding naval actions involving especially Spain and England. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 727/146. SABIN 40576.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM20832
Published by Jose Porrua Turanzas, Madrid, 1959
90pp. plus plates. Quarto. Original cream printed wrappers bound into half red morocco and cloth, spine gilt. Modern bookplate on rear pastedown. Internally clean. Near fine. "Segunda edicion con tres planos." From an edition limited to 200 copies. Second edition, after the first of 1781, of an important document of the American Revolution in the South, being a description of the Spanish attack on Pensacola in 1781. In 1779, Spain joined France in aiding the Americans against the British in the Revolution; however, Spanish goals were mainly self-serving, and she particularly wished to regain Florida, lost to Britain in the Peace of 1763 which concluded the French and Indian War. With this in mind, the energetic Viceroy Bernardo de Galvez organized an expedition from Havana against the British base at Pensacola, the capital of the Province of West Florida (including the present Florida panhandle, southern Alabama and Mississippi, and Louisiana as far as the Mississippi River). The plates show facsimile plans of the attack. 1781 edition: SABIN 26475. PALAU 96980. STREETER SALE 1191. HOWES P59, "b." SERVIES 567.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM49750
Published by Philadelphia, 1860
526pp. plus advertisements. Original cloth. Cloth sunned and edgeworn. Some scattered spotting. A good, tight copy. A collection of letters written by Kate Conyngham and originally published in the SATURDAY COURIER in 1853-54, giving observations gleaned from her travels in Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, and Cuba. "Detailed portrayal of life on tobacco, cotton and sugar plantations in ante-bellum Mississippi" - Howes. CLARK III:58 (note). SABIN 34776. HOWES I50.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9280