Category: Travel & Exploration

Sort

Showing 1-8 of 8

Image for The True History of the Conquest of Mexico by Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of the Conquerors.  Written in the Year 1568.  Translated from the Original Spanish by Maurice Keating Esq.

The True History of the Conquest of Mexico by Captain Bernal Diaz del Castillo, One of the Conquerors. Written in the Year 1568. Translated from the Original Spanish by Maurice Keating Esq.

By: Bernal Diaz del Castillo (circa 1492-1585).

Price: $750.00

Publisher: London:, Printed for J. Wright, by John Dean,: 1800

Edition: First English Edition.

Seller ID: WY716-001

Condition: Collectible: Good


FIRST ENGLISH EDITION of Bernal Diaz del Castillo's first-hand account of the Aztec conquest of Hernan Cortes. 4to. 10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches. viii, 514 pp. Frontispiece map of Mexico City; edges of the map chipped and torn affecting only the margins, early ink notes on 2 pages of the Table of Contents, LACKS the errata. Early full tree calf, re-backed with brown leather, black leather spine label, label titled and ruled in silver; binding square and tight, leather flaking, corners showing, LACKS fly-leaf. Good. Diaz's account of the Mexican conquest along with that of Cortes are first-person... View more info

Image for Expedition on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in 1817.

Expedition on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers in 1817.

By: Fray Narciso Duran (1776-1846) and Charles Edward Chapman (1880-1941).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California, Berkeley,: 1911

Seller ID: EE516-244

Condition: Used: Like New


OFFPRINT. Series: Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Vol. 2., No. 5. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. [ii], 331-349 pp. Original diary entries and English translations on opposing pages; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight. Fine. Narciso Duran was a Franciscan friar and missionary. Under his leadership Mission San Jose became one of the most prosperous Spanish missions in California. He also served as the foreign vicar and ecclesiastical judge for Alta California. This is his diary of his 12 expeditions on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers. It inc... View more info

Image for A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People.

A Residence of Twenty-One Years in the Sandwich Islands; or the Civil, Religious, and Political History of Those Islands: Comprising a Particular View of the Missionary Operations Connected with the Introduction and Progress of Christianity and Civilization Among the Hawaiian People.

By: Hiram Bingham (1789-1869).

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Hartford; New York:, Hezekiah Huntington; Sherman Converse,: 1848

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: WY716-007

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


SECOND EDITION. Thick 8vo. 9 1/2 x 61/4 inches. 616 pp. Steel-engraved frontispiece portrait of Bingham with tissue guard, Explanations of Hawaiian Orthography and Pronunciation, family trees of 3 Sandwich Island Chiefs, 6 wood engraved plates, figures, large folding map of the Hawaiian Islands at the rear; text unmarked, occasional foxing, offsetting at pages 408-409. Publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, spine titled in gilt, yellow end-papers; binding square and tight, cloth chipped at outer hinges, spine ends frayed, corners bumped and showing, cup ring on front cover. Very Good. Hir... View more info

The Colorado River

By: J. B. Kipp (1905-1982)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Los Angeles, CA, Private Press of Muir Dawson: 1950

Edition: First Edition, thus

Seller ID: KSF519-015

Condition: Collectible: Like New


LIMITED EDITION of 180 copies printed "at the private press of Muir Dawson; 45 in wrappers for presentation and 135 in boards for sale." 12mo. 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches. [4], vi, [7], 7 pp. Introduction by Francis P. Farquhar, marginal captions in red ink, bibliography; text clean, unmarked. Orange paper over boards, cover titled in black; binding square and tight, minor shelf wear. Muir Dawson's copy without distinguishing marks. KSF519-015. Fine. This copy is from Muir Dawson's own collection. Reprints a letter printed in the San Bernardino Guardian on Sept. 21, 1867. It is perhaps the ea... View more info

Image for The Grand Canon of the Colorado

The Grand Canon of the Colorado

By: John Muir (1838-1914).

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1902

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: EE516-224

Condition: Used: Acceptable


FIRST EDITION. Extract from: The Century Magazine, Vol. 65, No. 1, November, 1902, pp. 107-116. 8vo. 9 3/8 x 5 1/2 inches. Text clean, unmarked. 5 loose leaves from the original publication; puncture holes in the gutter, Louis Lanzer Books & Prints business card attached to the upper corner. Sold AS IS. In this essay, Muir urged visitors to walk to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Muir also deplored the conditions of the roads and railroads by which tourists would access Arizona's natural wonder. Kimes and Kimes. REFERENCE: Kimes and Kimes, John Muir, 2nd ed., No. 245. View more info

Image for Expedition to San Francisco Bay in 1770.

Expedition to San Francisco Bay in 1770.

By: Pedro Fages (1734-1794) and Herbert Eugene Bolton (1870-1953).

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Berkeley:, University of California, Berkeley,: 1911

Seller ID: EE516-243

Condition: Used: Very Good


OFFPRINT. Series: Publications of the Academy of Pacific Coast History, Vol. 2., No. 3. Pamphlet. 9 1/4 x 6 inches. [ii], 143-159 pp. Original diary entries and English translations on opposing pages; text clean, unmarked. Printed wrappers; binding square and tight, head of spine bumped. Very Good. Pedro Fages was a Spanish explorer and served as the first Lieutenant Governor of the Californias and second and fifth Governor of Alta California. He led several expeditions from Monterey to San Francisco Bay, and the route he found became the road along which three missions were later built. This ... View more info

Image for Raveneau de Lussan: Buccaneer of the Spanish Main and Early French Filibuster of the Pacific. A Translation into English of his Journal of a Voyage into the South Seas in 1684 and the following years with the Filibusters

Raveneau de Lussan: Buccaneer of the Spanish Main and Early French Filibuster of the Pacific. A Translation into English of his Journal of a Voyage into the South Seas in 1684 and the following years with the Filibusters

By: Raveneau de Lussan (b. 1663)

Price: $130.00

Publisher: Cleveland, OH, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: JR1018-033

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


LIMITED EDITION of 996 copies. 8vo. 9 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches. 303 pp. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations on plates, index; text clean, unmarked. Dark red cloth, spine titled in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; binding square and tight, lower corners bumped. Very Good. "De Lussan was a French adventurer, well-born, who took up buccaneering to pay off his debts. His account is rare, having been published in London in 1702 and only known in three copies in this country. This translation was prepared from the rare French original." Clark & Brunet. The First French Edition was issued in P... View more info

Image for The Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

The Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

By: Union Pacific System.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Omaha, NE:, Union Pacific System,: 1928

Seller ID: GO1012-1

Condition: Collectible: Very Good


8vo. 10 x 6 7/8 inches. 48 pp. Black-and-white photographic illustrations throughout, 5 maps (most in two-colors); text clean, unmarked. Green pictorial wrappers embossed in blind, red, and light blue-green, stapled; binding square and tight, corners lightly bumped, else Fine. Copyright 1928 by C. J. Collins, General Passenger Agent, Union Pacific System. Gives a overview of what one might expect riding the Union Pacific Railroad throughout the states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Maps of Crater Lake National Park, Oregon; Rainier N... View more info