Published by Berlin, 1896
322pp. plus plates. Later half cloth and marbled boards. Very good. Third edition. The author's travels through North Africa and southern Spain.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM6929
Published by Press of Zion's Printing & Publishing Co., [Independence, Mo., 1910
16pp. Self-wrappers. Very good. Later American printing. FLAKE 7203 (1 copy).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9109
Published by Fleischer, Leipzig, 1809
356pp. plus eleven plates (some folding). Map lacking. 16mo. Contemporary blue wrappers. Minor chipping to top and bottom of spine. Internally clean. Lacks map, else very good. Untrimmed. A single volume from an eighteen volume series by a noted German academic. Zimmermann (1743-1815) was a noted German geographer and zoologist. He wrote SPECIMEN ZOOLOGIAE GEOGRAPHICAE QUADRUPEDUM (1777), one of the first works on the geographical distribution of mammals. This volume covers Alaska and Sibera, with illustrations of the native peoples, their dwellings, and a walrus, all pirated versions of plates from Cook's third voyage atlas. A very nice copy of this work, lacking only the map. Not in Ricks, Wickersham, or Lada-Mocarski. SABIN 106341. TOURVILLE 5032.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40065
Published by Bern, 1895
26pp. Original printed wrappers. Wraps worn, small punch hole in gutter, old fold. Good. Fifth edition of this work on Mormon doctrine.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM9166
Published by Saint Michael's, Az, 1913
48pp. plus advertisements. Illus. Quarto. Pictorial wrappers. Small closed marginal tear in front wrapper and most leaves not affecting text, some wear to spine. Very good. Advertisements in English, text of articles in German. Much on southwestern Indians, especially the Navajos and Pueblos.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM2267
Published by Jefferson City, Mo, 1889
25pp. Original printed wrappers. Wraps dampstained, old fold, contents somewhat tanned, stain and small hole (not affecting text) in titlepage, else good. Message of the governor of Missouri, mostly affecting the financial condition of the state.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM15211
Published by Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, 1890
64pp. Original pictorial wrappers. Front wrapper and title detached. Contents toned and chipped. About good. An uncommon "Cowboys and Indians" story, issued cheaply in late 19th-century Germany. The colored front wrapper features an iconographic scene of armed frontiersmen and a plumed "native." OCLC locates a single copy, in the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. OCLC 249564459.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM39860
Published by Prague, 1873
,275pp. plus 3 lithograph plates. 12mo. Three-quarter cloth and boards. Slightly rubbed, printed on poor paper, but still good. The author divides the text into three parts: prehistoric views, the dolomites, and views of the high north. The last section is devoted to German colonies in Greenland and aspects of life there. One of the lithographs illustrates the German station in southwest Greenland.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM10332
Published by Philadelphia, 1858
,xxxii,667,pp., plus frontispiece. Original green cloth, stamped in blind, spine gilt. Spine faded. Contemporary bookplates of the publisher and binder on front and rear pastedowns. Mild toning, scattered foxing. Uncut. Very good. In a black cloth slipcase. American edition printed the same year, and with the same collation, as the Berlin first edition. A biography of Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, major general in the Continental Army and chief of staff for Gen. George Washington. Steuben was born in Prussia and served in the Prussian army before being introduced to Washington, who recruited him into the American Continental Army. Steuben is credited with teaching vital military drills and tactics to the troops and with writing, REGULATIONS FOR THE ORDER AND DISCIPLINE OF THE TROOPS OF THE UNITED STATES, which was used for training until the War of 1812. SABIN 37097 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM50241
Published by Lancaster, 1820
,79,,472,18pp. Contemporary calf over wooden boards, metal clasps. Very minor rubbing to extremities. Some light foxing, but overall an exceptionally lovely copy. Near fine. Third edition, improved, of this Mennonite hymnal and psalter. A particularly nice copy, in original condition. SHOEMAKER 4070. BÖTTE & TANNHOF 2438.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM45512
Published by Prague, 1827
lvi,431,pp. plus five plates (one colored, one folding), and one folding map. 12mo. Original green boards, with printed paper label. Spine lightly soiled, some wear to hinges. Some light foxing, first signature loose. Very good. An illustrated geographical work covering parts of South America, Russia, and Asia. The author, born Johann Gottfried Volte, was a writer and teacher whose main interest was geography. Accordingly, he published a "pocketbook for the dissemination of geographical knowledge," which began publication in 1823 and continued until his death in 1848. This volume includes a section on Peru, Valparaiso, Chile, as well as a chapter on Weddell's voyage to the South Pole. Illustrations include views of Lima and Valparaiso, and a map of the South Shetland Islands.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM40895
Published by J. Wurster & Cie., Zürich, 1898
Folding map in eighteen panels mounted on linen, 24 x 28 3/4 inches. Quite tanned, colors faded, some wear around each fold with minor loss to edges of a few panels, a few folds beginning to fray but mostly strong. Early 20th-century commission publisher's stamp on front page (when folded). Good. Second, enlarged edition of this uncommon folding relief map of the Lake Lucerne region in Switzerland, printed for the Department of Tourism. It shows relief by shading and spot heights, and North is oriented to the lower right. This edition is recorded only at the University of Chicago; the first edition (1887) is located by OCLC at three institutions: the Leventhal map Center at the Boston Public Library, the BNF, and at Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. OCLC 843959354.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM57126
Published by B.S. Berendsohn, Hamburg, 1849
32pp. Dbd., reinforced with green paper along spine. A couple small chips in fore-edge of titlepage. Lightly tanned. Final leaf repaired with tissue. Good plus. Partially unopened. German printing of Vizetelly's fictitious travels to the California gold regions, first published in London the same year as FOUR MONTHS AMONG THE GOLD-FINDERS IN ALTA CALIFORNIA. Vizetelly fabricated this account from other publications and reports, though he fooled experts and the public for a half century. The work was very popular, with six more editions appearing in 1849, including this Hamburg printing. "One of the most remarkable 'imaginary voyages' since Defoe" - Howes. KURUTZ 653F. COWAN, p.75. HOWES V134.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46769
Published by Coln & Leipzig, 1878
xviii,318pp. plus advertisements. Illus. Half morocco and marbled boards, original printed wrappers bound in. Morocco worn and scuffed, backstrip tearing at head of spine. Wraps darkened, ex-lib. with rubberstamps, else internally very good. Second edition, after the first of 1874. Includes a history of Mormonism and its doctrines, a sketch of Joseph Smith, and a reading lists of Mormoniana. HOWES S163. FLAKE 7559.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM12494
Published by Gedrukt bey Johann Albrecht, Lancaster, Pa., 1799
15pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Near fine, untrimmed and unopened. "A federalist pamphlet, advocating James Ross for governor" - Evans. Ross, a senator from Pennsylvania, struggled to keep the state within the Federalist fold during the Republican ascendency. The traditionally conservative Pennsylvania Dutch were stalwart supporters of the party. Not in Sabin. EVANS 35450.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM35241
Published by Wiesbaden, 1850
4pp. printed on folded sheet. Fine. Fiscal paper for the Society for the Protection of German Emigrants to Texas.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13657
Published by Dordrecht, 1855
xii,299pp. Original printed rear wrapper, front wrapper lacking. Dust soiled, somewhat tanned, else good. First German edition of Hughes' THE AUSTRALIAN COLONIES., originally published in London in 1852. Describes all aspects of Australia, including material on mining. FERGUSON 10639.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM13088
Published by Wismar, 1884
426,pp. Original gilt pictorial cloth. Extremities slightly rubbed. Lightly tanned. Very good. The author, a resident of San Francisco, compiled this general guide to travel in North America, and other parts of the globe, as an aid to his countrymen, including such useful information as the location of German consulates in various countries, etc.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM30248
Published by Graz, 1892
xi,186pp. Portrait fronispiece plus plates. Original blue pictorial cloth. Very good. Second edition, after the first of 1876. Account of the 1862 uprising of the Sioux and ensuing massacre of the German settlers. HOWES B373. GRAFF 276 (ref).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM22518
Published by Ausbach, 1853
,166,pp. 16mo. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly chipped, last few leaves separated. Good plus. A rare little prayer book for emigrants, prepared in a small format for those going to America to facilitate carrying in one's pocket. The printing information gives Cincinnati as one of the places of publication.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM15299
Published by Michael Billmeyer, Germantown, 1798
60pp. Original blue wrappers, stitched. Front cover with small tear in gutter margin. Light foxing. Very good. Liturgical work for the German Reformed Church printed by Michael Billmeyer in Germantown. In 1784, Peter Leibert (1727- 1812) and his son-in-law, Michael Billmeyer (1752-1837), took up printing in Germantown where Christoph Saur, Jr. had left off, using what they could from the Saur shop. After about three years in partnership, Leibert and Billmeyer split the firm, and Billmeyer went on to become one of the foremost German printers in America, printing well into the 19th century. Scarce, with fewer than ten copies in ESTC. EVANS 33701. ESTC W9487.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM47819
Published by Winckelmann & Sohne, Berlin, 1879
vii,278pp. Frontispiece, title vignette and six plates, all color lithographs. Original cloth backed pictorial boards. Spine worn, rather gnawed. Binding a bit cocked. Internally clean. Overall good. Charming color illustrated book of travel and adventure for German children. Includes travel and hunting in Oregon, Guatemala, Chile, Australia and Tasmania, as well as in Africa and the East.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23730
Published by Washington, 1868
225pp. [bound with:] RAPPORT DU COMMISSAIRE DU BUREAU GENERAL DES TERRES PUBLIQUES POUR L'ANNEE 1867. Washington. 1869. 201pp. [bound with:] RAPPORT FRAN GENERAL LAND-KONTORET FOR AR 1867. Washington. 1869. 179pp. Later elaborately gilt green morocco, a.e.g., gilt device on front cover stating "General Land Office United States of America Annual Report 1867." Spine sunned, very slightly rubbed at extremities, occasional tanning. Very good. The annual General Land Office report for 1867 printed in German, French and Swedish. Presumably the Land Office produced these reports in foreign languages for the use of emigrants.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM14436
Published by Zurich, 1898
318pp. Portrait. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers chipped around the edges, heavily chipped along the spine. Very clean internally. Very good. Lienhard came to California in 1846, and was one of John Sutter's most trusted employees. His narrative gives valuable information on the region and life there before and immediately after the 1848 discovery of gold, as well as his impressions of the changes wrought by the discovery. "In his recollections, he tells about the discovery of gold, its effect on Sutter, and his work in the mines in the summer of 1848" - Kurutz. HOWES L352. MINTZ 293 (ref). FLAKE 4922. DECKER 50:148. WHEAT GOLD RUSH 127. KURUTZ 399a.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM526
Published by William Fisher, London, 1894
,509,,lxiiipp., including 103 ship illustrations, with copious descriptions. Portrait frontis. Thick quarto. Original blue cloth, gilt-stamped pictorial cover, gilt- stamped spine. Hinges reinforced with buckram. Slight browning. Overall, very good. Second edition, after the first of 1885. An exhaustive dictionary of maritime terms in English, French, and German, with indexes in all three languages. Includes 103 diagrams, with each part numerically referenced to accompanying descriptions.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM28273
Published by [Amsterdam, 1608
8pp. Small quarto. Later paper boards. Very good. A long and ingenious "echo" poem criticizing the Truce of negotiations in the war with Spain. The proponents of the West India Company, which was not yet formed, were against the truce because its terms prohibited Dutch ventures in the New World. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 608/120. ASHER 28.37.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM1781
Published by Ulm, 1755
,338,pp. plus fifty-five (of 105?) folding plates. Titlepage vignette. Frontis. Modern tan cloth, black leather labels. A few minor tears along folds of a few plates. Bookplate. Except for lacking plates, a very good copy. Later edition of Stengel's GNOMONICA UNIVERSALIS, a scarce German work on sun- dials illustrated with a profusion of engraved plates of dials, navigational instruments and other related diagrams. Although this copy apparently lacks some of the plates, many copies of earlier editions cited in the NUC are also lacking plates. The NUC locates a total of eight copies of other editions, printed in 1675, 1679, 1680, 1706, and 1712, but not the present 1755 edition.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM25521
Published by Gottingen, 1865
80pp. Quarto. Later half morocco and cloth. Some wear to spine. Very good. Ex-Horticultural Society of New York, with bookplate noting Kenneth K. Mackenzie's bequest of volume. Study of the geographical distribution of various plants in the West Indies. Grisebach (1814-79), a German botanist, was director of the botanical garden at Gottingen. TAXONOMIC LITERATURE 2183.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM23557
Published by Leipzig, 1865
xix,286pp. Contemporary half cloth and marbled boards. Corners bit worn. Occasional fox mark. Else very good. The German edition of Olmsted's JOURNEY THROUGH TEXAS, one of the best travel books for pre-Civil War Texas (or indeed, the United States). The first German edition of this book appeared in 1857. Olmsted spent considerable time among the German settlements in Texas and is lavish in his praise of them; otherwise he found Texas primitive and backward. Because of this, the book was probably of particular interest in Germany. HOWES O79. CLARK 481. RADER 2549. SABIN 57245. BASIC TEXAS BOOKS 157e (2nd German ed).
Seller Inventory # WRCAM27585
Published by Im Selbstverlage, New Orleans, 1897
,136pp., plus folding table. Original green printed wrappers. 1 1/2-inch closed tear in front wrapper, 1-inch closed tear in rear wrapper. Text very lightly tanned, else quite neat and clean internally. A very good copy. Significant study of the German Society of New Orleans, the primary German-American immigrants' association of the Crescent City. Deiler, a professor at Tulane, was one of the most important figures in the turn-of-the- century New Orleans German community, and the presiding President of the Deutschen Gessellschaft. The Gessellschaft helped new German immigrants acculturate themselves into the area, providing housing and employment opportunities, along with other services. The text includes a history of German emigration to New Orleans in the nineteenth century. The folding table gives the names of the officers and directors of the Gesellschaft from 1847 to 1897. New Orleans is usually identified with French immigrants of an earlier era, but the 19th-century German population was quite significant there, as it was in Texas and elsewhere in the South. As they might say, "Lassen sie die guten zeiten rollen." Though rather common in institutional holdings, this work by Deiler is quite scarce in the market.
Seller Inventory # WRCAM46168