Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on travel in Brazil, for sale at Horizon Books.

ALLEN, Benedict; Through Jaguar Eyes; Crossing the Amazon Basin. [London], HarperCollins, [1994], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xvi, 301 pp, color illustrations from photos, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj, fine in fine dj (not price clipped).

The author, whose first book was Mad White Giant, writes here of his 3,600 mile journey without map or compass, from the Andes of Ecuador and Peru to the forests of Mato Grosso in Brazil. His friendship with the Matses, the 'jaguar people', taught him survival skills, needed to get through the largely uncharted terrain. Well-written and an interesting adventure.

US$15. bookID # 7365


BALL, John; Notes of a Naturalist in South America. London, Kegan Paul, Tranch & Co, 1887, First Edition, cr 8vo; xiii, 416pp, color folding map, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, lightly rubbed at edges, corners slightly worn, very good solid copy, clean throughout.

Borba de Moraes p 68. Interesting account of travels around the South American continent, giving the author's observations of flora and fauna, native life, geography, etc, with two appendices on meteorology and climate. He visited Brazil, Uraguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Panama. The author made a number of earlier expeditions, especially related to mountain climbing and edited the famous Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers, considered the cornerstone of mountaineering books.

US$110. bookID # 1541


BALL, John; Notes of a Naturalist in South America. London, Kegan Paul, Tranch & Co, 1887, First Edition, cr 8vo [19 x 13 cm]; xiii, 416pp, color folding map backed with linen, index, contemporary half green calf with gilt decorations & lettering on spine, gilt library emblem on front cover, marbled edges and endpaper, joints & corners lightly rubbed, but a very good attractive copy.

Borba de Moraes p 68. Interesting account of travels around the South American continent, giving the author's observations of flora and fauna, native life, geography, etc, with two appendices on meteorology and climate. He visited Brazil, Uruguay, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Panama. The author made a number of earlier expeditions, especially related to mountain climbing and edited the famous Peaks, Passes, and Glaciers, considered the cornerstone of mountaineering books.

US$160. bookID # 6176


BATES, Henry Walter; The Naturalist on the River Amazons; a Record of Adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the Equator during Eleven Years of Travel. London, John Murray, 1864, First one-volume edition, published the year after the first edition in two volumes, 8vo [20.5 x 13.5 cm]; xii, 466, [ii, ads] pp, frontis, numerous plates and illustrations, foldout map of the Amazons from its mouth to Peru, with two map insets, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, owner's signature on endpaper, internal hinge cracked but firm, edges lightly rubbed, but a very good copy, gilt bright.

Borba de Moraes p 91 for 1st edition. The rare first edition of this classic of natural history exploration was published in London 1863. This second edition omits some of the technical detail but includes the entire personal narrative and most description of the natural history. The folding map which is present was not included in later editions. Bates, who spent over 11 years in the Amazon area, formed an enormous collection of 14,000 insects, which occupied scientists for years in classifying them. He went to South America with Alfred Russell Wallace and the two journeyed together for a time. Darwin encouraged him to write the book and recommended it for publication. In Darwin's words: "Bates is only excelled by Humboldt in his description of the tropical forest". His observations contributed to the theory of evolution, hence the importance of this book. "A splendid travel book" (Knight p. 180). Welch 33. Humphreys 1447. Goodman 606: 'One of the most interesting and pleasing of all the works written by the explorers.' The Dictionary of Scientific Biography describes it as 'one of the finest scientific travel books of the 19th century'.

US$690. bookID # 9515


BEALS, Herbert K., R. J. Campbell, Ann Savours, Anita McConnell, Roy Bridges; Four Travel Journals; The Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874. London, The Hakluyt Society, 2007, First edition, large 8vo [25.5 x 18 cm]; x, 404 pp, numerous illustrations including many full page, portraits, maps, bibliographies, index to each part, with the loose corrigenda (corrections) leaf, issued much after publication & usually absent, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt vignette on cover, dust jacket, fine, clean, unmarked, as new.

Account of four previously unpublished travel journals, the first of a participant in a Spanish expedition, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Qyadra, from Mexico to explore the north-west coast of America. The second is The Journal of HMS Beagle in the Strait of Magellan by Pringle Stokes, Commander, 1827 which is supplemented by Captain King's account. The third is Journal of Midshipman Joseph Henry Kay during the voyage of HMS Chanticleer, 1828-31, commanded by Henry Foster, to make observations in the South Atlantic to determine the shape of the earth and to ascertain longitudes of certain ports, a lively diary with encounters with war ships of the Brazilian navy. The fourth is Jacob Wainwright's Diary of the Transportation of Dr Livingstone's Body to the Coast 1873-4, by the freed slave who carved the inscription on the tree beneath which Livingstone's heart was buried, and describes the journey back to the coast with the rest of the body, throwing much light on conditions in East Africa and on the story of Livingstone, published for the first time in English.

US$45. bookID # 12745


BIGG-WITHER, Thomas P.; Pioneering in South Brazil; Three Years of Forest and Prairie Life in the Province of Parana. London, John Murray, 1878, First edition, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xv, 378; xi, 328 pp, 20 illustrations, including7 plates, frontis in each volume (one folding), large partly colored folding map is linen-backed (lightly foxed), contemporary half green morocco, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, gilt NSW Library of Parliament stamped on covers, marbled endpapers and edges, light shelf-wear, interior is clean and unmarked, overall very good+ complete set.

"Written in a fluent and picturesque style, is of great interest and full of excellent observations about the colonial region and the 'sertao' of Parana. It is certainly one of the best travel books about that part of Brazil" (Borba de Moraes 106). The author travelled widely in the Ivai valley to survey a route for the trans-Brazilian railway to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Welch 34.

US$500. bookID # 13784


BOUGAINVILLE, Lewis de [Louis Antoine]; A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769. London, J. Nourse and T. Davies, 1772, First edition in English, 4to [26.5 x 21 cm]; xxviii, 476 pp, 6 maps and charts on 5 folding leaves, folding engraved plate, contemporary calf, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, gilt rules and raised bands, joints cracked but firm, rear hinge repaired, armorial bookplate of Jacob Astley, interior is crisp, clean and fine.

Originally published in French as Voyage Autour du Monde, Par La Frigate du Roi La Boudeuse, et La Flute L'Etoil, En 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769, and translated into English by explorer John Reinhold Forster, although some believe it was his son George Forster that did the translating Cox I, p.55. Sabin 6869. Hill 31: 'He proceeded through the Strait of Magellan and across the Pacific to the East Indies and home in a three year voyage which was France's first official circumnavigation of the world. The expedition visited Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti, the Samoa islands, New Hebrides, the Solomon, Louisade and New Britain archipelagoes. Their is a long description of Tahiti, observations concerning the natives and vocabulary. . . . . Bougainville created a great deal of interest among the French. . . This account confirmed Jean Jacques Rousseau's 'noble savage' concept'. Several islands were named after him as well as the Bouganivillaea tropical flowering vine. Borba de Moraes I, 115: 'Book greatly valued. . . It was the first time that savages who had no contact with the civilized world were observed by a man of science such as Diderot'. He also describes Rio where he stayed for a long time, with general observations about Brazil, the mines and Portugal's profits from the colonies. He gives an account of the discovery and occupation of the Falkland islands, called Malouines by the French and Isle Malvinas by the Spanish with much

US$3900. bookID # 12739


BURTON, Captain Richard F.; Exploration of The Highlands of the Brazil; with a Full Account of the Gold and Diamond Mines, also, Canoeing Down 1500 Miles of the Great River Sao Francisco from Sabara to the Sea. London, Tinsley Brothers, 1869, First edition, first issue, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 443; viii, 478, [ii, ads] pp, frontis in each volume, extra title page with vignette in each volume, folding map (neat repair on verso), half title for each volume is present, other map and illus from drwgs, index, new cloth, gilt spine title lettering, library ink and blind stamps, number on verso title, archival repair to margin, minor foxing on few leaves but overall clean set, good sound binding.

Sabin 9498. Borba de Moraes I, 137: 'In this classic work Burton describes his journey from Rio to Minas via Tres Barras, the River Velhas, Penedo and the Paul Alfonso Falls. There are two issues of this edition'. Penzer 78: 'for the first issue' the map faces page 1 of volume II'. There was also a remainder issue, which had no illustrations and was presumably with the same date.

US$1200. bookID # 10862


CALDCLEUGH, Alexander; Travels in South America, During the Years 1819-20-21, containing an Account of the Present State of Brazil, Buenos Ayres, and Chile. London, John Murray, 1825, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 13 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 373; viii, 380 pp, 9 aquatint plates including 2 frontis's, one of which is hand-colored, 2 folding maps (one in photocopy), appendix, engravings by Finden after drwgs by W. Daniel, tables, new cloth-backed boards in period style with paper spine title lettering, light offsetting from plates, some minor foxing on a few leaves, else a near fine set, clean and solid.

Borba de Moraes I, 144: 'Caldcleugh's work has great documentary value. An excellent and impartial observer, he describes Rio de Janeiro with great accuracy and studies the social, agricultural, financial and political situation in Brazil. The part referring to the mines in Minas Geraes is of great interest. The first volume contains two very beautiful views of Rio de Janeiro.' Griffin 3455: 'An example of the very important travel literature of the period.' Abbey Travel 699. Sabin 9877. Naylor 4. Humphreys 825. There are numerous appendices including meteorology, slaves, vessels arriving in Buenos Ayres, route to Chile, various political and legal matters, etc.

US$740. bookID # 7992


CLEMENTI, Mrs. Cecil [Marie Penelope Rose]; Through British Guiana to the Summit of Roraima. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [1920, First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13 cm]; 236, [i, section], [xxxii, publisher's catalogue] pp, 14 illustrations on 12 plates including frontis, from photos, folding map of route (short split at fold), cross-section of country travelled, half title, original green cloth, title lettering in gilt on spine and in blind on front cover, lightly rubbed at edges, blank endpaper a little darkened, but a very nice, very good+ copy, clean and unmarked, frontis with original tissue guard.

An account of a 43 day journey by the Colonial Secretary and his wife up the Demara, Essequibo and Potaro Rivers to the then unmapped hills bordering Brazil and Venezuela, including the ascent of the highland savannahs, Roraima, etc. Their route later became a permanent trade route. The plates are from the author's photos.

US$90. bookID # 13815


CONDER, Josiah; A Popular Description of Brazil, &c, Geographical, Historical and Topographical. London, James Duncan, nd [1830], , thick 12mo [15.5 x 11 cm]; 2 volumes in one, vi, 357; 349 pp, engraved folding map of Brazil as frontis, 7 plates (complete), original red blind-stamped cloth, rebacked in cloth, preserving the original boards and most of original gilt decorated spine, new endpapers, very good, sound and complete copy, clean.

The text is based on Southey, Mawe, Luccock, Henderson, Maria Graham, Maximilian, Lindley, Beauchamp, Martius, etc, the plates also taken from these works. Borba da Moraes 577: 'It is an excellent collection and very well produced and was first published in 1824 and reprinted in 1830'. Almost entirely on Brazil, with a small section on Uruguay, the work describes the cities, towns, mining, each province described in detail, topography, customs, economy, etc. The plates include views, activities, market place in Buenos Ayres, etc.

US$400. bookID # 9519


COOK, William Azel; Through the Wilderness of Brazil by Horse, Canoe and Float. London, T. Fisher Unwin, [c1900], , 8vo; iv, 487pp, frontis, full-page illustrations from photos, original cloth, fine.

US$28. bookID # 54


CRAIG, Neville B.; Recollections of an Ill-Fated Expedition to the Headwaters of the Madeira River in Brazil. Philadelphia & London, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1907, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; [iv], 479 pp, frontis (port), 27 plates, 6 maps including 5 folding and 4 colored, tables, index, original blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine, spine ends a little worn, map with short tear at fold, else a near fine solid and clean copy.

Humphreys 14219: 'The expedition is the Madeira-Mamore railway expedition of 1878-91'. Welch 37. A fascinating account of exploration, especially along the Madeira River, the Amazon below Obidos and the travels from Bolivia.

US$150. bookID # 6210


DENT, Hastings Charles; A Year in Brazil with Notes on the Abolition of Slavery, the Finances of the Empire, Religion, Meteorology, Natural History, etc. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1886, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvii, [i, list of illus], 444, 34 [publisher's catalog] pp, 10 plates, frontis with tissue guard, 2 folding maps including one quite large (tear at margin), index, includes the half title page, original orange pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine a little worn, good cover, internal hinge repaired, minor foxing on some pages, interior is clean, unmarked.

The author travelled extensively in Brazil over a one year period, providing good descriptions of life, society, nature, etc. He collected 1132 plants, animals and insects. Humphreys 1421. Welch 37.

US$410. bookID # 13664


DOBZHANSKY, Theodosius, edited with an introduction by Bentley Glass; The Roving Naturalist: Travel Letters of Theodosius Dobzhansky. Philadelphia, The American Philosophical Society, 1980, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; [x], 327 pp, frontis portrait of author, original heavy green paper wraps, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, slightly foxed at outer edge of text block, near fine and clean.

Dobzhansky, who died in 1975, was recognized as the foremost thinker of evolutionary processes in the twentieth century. A ten-page biography is followed by collected material on his travels including to Central Asia in 1925-27, Brazil 1948-53, to South America 1955-58, to Israel, Lebanon and Egypt, India, Indonesia and New Guinea, with insightful observations on nature, the peoples and towns visited, etc.

US$50. bookID # 11938


DOMVILLE-FIFE, Charles W.; Among Wild Tribes of the Amazons; An Account of Exploration & Adventure on the Mighty Amazon & its Confluents, with Descriptions of the Savage Head-hunting & Anthropophagous Tribes Inhabiting their Banks. Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company, 1924, First American edition, published same year as London edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 282 pp, frontis of shrunken head, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, plate of inscriptions from mysterious rock, 6 maps including foldout, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt lettering on spine, spine a little faded but lettering clear, short tears to spine end, light foxing on few leaves, but a very good copy, unmarked & complete.

"A thrilling tale of hairbreadth escapes", "one of the best books of travel and exploration for some years" (contemporary reviews). One of the better travel works of the period with descriptions of the native peoples, their customs, society, beliefs based on the author's extensive travels in Brazil and Peru.

US$85. bookID # 13665


DOMVILLE-FIFE, Charles W.; The United States of Brazil with a Chapter on the Republic of Uruguay. London, Francis Griffiths, 1910, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxiii, 249, [vi, ads], pp, folding map frontis, plates, original cloth with gilt vignette, gilt lettering, extremities rubbed, light foxing, very good.

The history of Brazil and a description of each state in detail, cities, politics, life, industry, navy, mate industry, etc. Very well-illustrated. The author also wrote an early book on submarines and their use by the navies.

US$28. bookID # 3297


DOMVILLE-FIFE, Charles W.; The United States of Brazil with a Chapter on the Republic of Uruguay. London, Francis Griffiths, 1910, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxiii, 249, [vi, ads], pp, folding map frontis, plates from photos, original cloth with gilt vignette on cover, gilt lettering, extremities rubbed, spine faded but lettering clear, owner's bookplate on endpaper, light foxing, very good.

The history of Brazil and a description of each state in detail, cities, politics, life, industry, navy, mate industry, etc. Very well-illustrated. The author also wrote an early book on submarines and their use by the navies.

US$22. bookID # 13654


DYOTT, G. M.; Man Hunting in the Jungle; Being the Story of a Search for Three Explorers Lost in the Brazilian Wilds. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1930], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 323 pp, frontis, plates from photos, endpaper maps showing author's route, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, title lettering on cover in blind, two small newspaper clippings on Fawcett on endpaper, very slightly rubbed on outer edge, else near fine, sound and solid copy.

The author's expedition was an attempt to find the British explorer, Colonel P. H. Fawcett and his companions, who had not been heard of for three years after having entered deep into the unexplored Amazon jungles of Brazil in search of lost Indian civilizations, ruined cities, women warriors, etc. Peter Fleming, in his book Brazilian Adventure, criticized Dyott for failing to find Fawcett, although Fleming was no more successful, and in fact adopted Dyott's theory. Grann in his recent The Lost City of Z, uncovered no further substantial information on the mystery than had Dyott. An interesting account of jungles, native peoples, nature, and unexplored territory.

US$70. bookID # 13385


EDGCUMBE, E. R. Pearce; Zephyrus, A Holiday in Brazil and on the River Plate. London, Chatto & Windus, 1887, First edition, 12mo [18.5 x 12.5 cm]; viii, 242, 32 [publisher's ads dated July 1887] pp, frontis map with tissue guard, many illustrations from author's drwgs including title page vignette, index, original blue pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, corner & spine end wear, small label removed from spine, minor foxing on few leaves, rear cover with light stains, name on title margin, good or better copy.

Borba de Moraes I p. 284: 'The author visited Rio, Santos, and Sao Paulo. His impressions are very picturesque and accurate.' Besides the narrative of his travels to Brazil, the author describes his stay in Argentina, Buenos Aires, travels along the Parana, gauchos, etc. The author was an early tourist to the region, where most travel was either scientific or business. A scarce account not listed in most references on the region.

US$140. bookID # 11624


EWBANK, Thomas; Life in Brazil; Or, a Journal of a Visit to the Land of Cocoa and the Palm. Containing illustrations of ancient South American arts in recently discovered implements & products of domestic industry, & works in stone, pottery, gold, silver, bronze, etc.. New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1856, First edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; xvi, [17]-469 pp, about 100 illustrations, appendix, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, edges worn, shelf-wear, endpaper stains, few light marginal stains, good+ tight copy.

Jones 246. Sabin 23313. Borba de Moraes 297: 'An excellent observer, he analyzed carioca life with extraordinary perspicacity. The religious life of the common people shocked him deeply. Of great value are the observations he wrote on the popular arts, tools employed, national dishes, illnesses, picturesque aspects of manners and customs, etc. The illustrations five very faithful renderings of the picturesque aspects of Brazilian life'.

US$140. bookID # 13771


FOSTER, Sir William; The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster to Brazil and the East Indies 1591-1603. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1940, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xl, 178 pp, fine frontis portrait with tissue guard, folding plate, other illus, 3 maps including one in color, bibliog, index, Lancaster's coat of arms on title page, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, fine, clean copy, cover & gilt bright, in dj (chipped at edge, a little faded), with loose notice to members from publisher.

Based on three voyages, 1591 to 1603, Foster collected together all existing sources concerning Lancaster's voyages, including from contemporary pamphlets and what appeared in Hakluyt, and provides a detailed introduction, and there are 5 appendices including one on Lancaster's hints for a voyage to the east. National Maritime Museum I, 402. Borba de Moraes I, 454: 'Concerning the second voyage, during which Lancaster attacked Pernambuco, he published Hakluyt's version and the complete text of the very rare pamphlet written by Henry Roberts. Foster's introduction is very valuable for the study of the voyages and life of this famous navigator'. The two voyages to the East Indies were not only important in themselves but were important in establishing regular intercourse by sea between Europe and the Far East, and to the East India Company. The book is rarely found in a dust jacket.

US$200. bookID # 12459


FRANCK, Harry A.; Vagabonding Down the Andes; Being the Narrative of a Journey, Chiefly Afoot, From Panama to Buenos Aires. New York, The Century Co., 1923, , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xxi, 612 pp, frontis, 176 illustrations from photos including full page and folding panoramas, folding colored map showing author's route, original pictorial green cloth, a clean bright and fine copy.

The author describes his four year's of travels through 13 countries including Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Guiana, Venezuela, Paraguay, Central America, etc, much of his travels being on foot. The illustrations are quite good. The author describes the "common man" rather than the richer classes, and he gives an objective description of society and life, nature and geography. Welch p. 6.

US$16. bookID # 8370


GRAY, Albert, H. C. P. Bell; The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval to the East Indies, the Maldives, the Moluccas and Brazil, volume II, part II only. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1890, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xii, [289] - 572, iii [ads] pp, folding plate of Kottakkal, 2 folding charts, maps, index, addenda and corrigenda pages to all 3 volumes, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, endpapers toned, partly unopened copy, fine and clean.

This volume describes the author's travels to Island of Diego, Natal, Cape of Good Hope, island of Saint Helena, Brazil, Scores, with the treatise of animals, trees and fruits, including elephants, tigers, crocodiles, turtles, fish, parrots, pepper, ginger, spices, tamarinds, pineapples, bananas, figs, etc, and with a dictionary of the words of Maldive language.

US$60. bookID # 10353


GREENLEE, William Brooks; The Voyage of Pedro Alvares Cabral to Brazil and India, from Contemporary Documents and Narratives. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1938, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; lxix, 228 pp, 6 plates including folding and double, 4 folding maps in rear pocket, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on both covers, gilt spine title lettering, very fine and clean in dj spine a little faded), covers and gilt bright.

Besides discovering Brazil, Cabral sailed around Africa to India. Greenlee provides a comprehensive 60 page introduction that gives an historical perspective. An appendix describes the ships and personnel. There is a section on the discovery of Madagascar. Many of the official documents are reproduced.

US$200. bookID # 12500


GUENTHER, Konrad; A Naturalist in Brazil; The Flora and Fauna and the People of Brazil. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1931, First edition in English, trans from German, large 8vo, 400pp, illus, 32 plates, original cloth, slightly faded spine, a fine copy.

An important work, well-written and illustrated. "The Naturalist in Brazil" is the result of an extended expedition into Brazil during the twenties. Interpretative in feeling, it it unquestionably one of the finest general biological travel accounts on the South American continent". (Victor von Hagen, The Green World of the Naturalists)

US$21. bookID # 483


GUENTHER, Konrad; A Naturalist in Brazil; The Record of a Year's Observation of her Flora and Fauna and her People. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1931, First American Edition, large 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 400pp, 32 plates containing over 100 illustrations from photos, plus other illustrations from drwgs, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, slightly faded spine, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

An important work, well-written and illustrated, covering all aspects of the jungles of Amazonia, plants, animals, ecologies, etc, as well as the customs and character of the peoples. "'The Naturalist in Brazil' is the result of an extended expedition into Brazil during the twenties. Interpretative in feeling, it unquestionably one of the finest general biological travel accounts on the South American continent". (Victor von Hagen, The Green World of the Naturalists)

US$20. bookID # 11184


GUPPY, Nicholas; Wai-Wai; Through the Forests North of the Amazon. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1958, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; x, 375 pp, illustrations from photos, endpaper maps showing author's route, profile of Serra Acarai Rain Forest, index and glossary, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, corner slightly bumped, clean and near fine in good dj (rubbed, spine end chipped, but not price clipped).

The author was the first white man to penetrate these forests of Amazonia drained by the upper parts of the Rio Trombetas in British Guiana near the Brazilian border, where he found tribes of Indians whose existence was only legendary up to then. He describes the native peoples, their activities, customs, beliefs, religion, as well as the botany and the rain forests, based on two expeditions over a four year period. Guppy, the first to write of the people there, describes their art as becoming increasingly abstract and the reasons for it.

US$25. bookID # 12085


HADFIELD, William; Brazil, the River Plate, and the Falkland Islands; with the Cape Horn route to Australia. Including notices of Lisbon, Madeira, the Canaries, and Cape Verds. . .Region of the Amazon. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [ii], vi, 384, [ii, ads] pp, engraved frontis portrait of Don Pedro II, 3 folding maps, one quite large and colored (tear repaired), including a map of the Falklands, numerous illustrations and plates, portraits, views, etc, original blind-stamped cloth, professionally rebacked preserving covers and spine with gilt title lettering, corner wear, interior is near fine in very good cover.

Sabin 29486 calls for only two maps. Borba de Moraes 389. Humphreys 1273. Naylor 104: 'Hadfield was many years resident in Brazil'. A detailed account based on the author's travels of Brazil, Pernambuco, Algoas, Seregipe, Bahia, Rio Janeiro, the Amazon, Monte Video, Buenos Ayres, the Parana, Paraguay, etc, with good illustrations by Sir W. Gore Ouseley, Sir Charles Hotham.

US$1100. bookID # 10881


HADFIELD, William; Brazil, the River Plate, and the Falkland Islands; with the Cape Horn route to Australia. Including notices of Lisbon, Madeira, the Canaries, and Cape Verds. . .Region of the Amazon. London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [ii], vi, 384, [ii, ads] pp, engraved frontis portrait of Don Pedro II, 3 folding maps (a large one in photocopy), including a map of the Falklands, numerous illustrations and plates, portraits, views, etc, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine and joints worn and chipped, light foxing on frontis and title, interior is clean and quite good in good cover.

Sabin 29486 calls for only two maps. Borba de Moraes 389. Humphreys 1273. Naylor 104: 'Hadfield was many years resident in Brazil'. A detailed account based on the author's travels of Brazil, Pernambuco, Algoas, Seregipe, Bahia, Rio Janeiro, the Amazon, Monte Video, Buenos Ayres, the Parana, Paraguay, etc, with good illustrations by Sir W. Gore Ouseley, Sir Charles Hotham. There is a pencilled note on endpaper from Oliver Sheldon that book was passed down from his great grandfather.

US$450. bookID # 12700


HALOUZE, Edouard; Costumes of South America. New York, French & European Publications, 1941, First edition, folio [37.5 x 30]; 48 colored plates from paintings of Halouze including 40 of costumes & 8 of accessories, with title page, preface by Dorothy Shaver, descriptions of each plate, loose in portfolio as issued, complete, original pictorial portfolio, title lettering, original ribbon ties, joints repaired, plate with short marginal tear, plates clean.

Attractive plates showing the traditional costumes of various South American countries including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dutch Guiana, Ecuador, Panama, Patagonia, Peru, Venezuela, each plate with appropriate background views.

US$300. bookID # 12198


HARTT, Ch. [Charles] Fred; Thayer Expedition. Scientific Results of a Journey in Brazil. By Louis Agassiz and His Travelling Companions. Geology and Physical Geography of Brazil. Boston, Fields, Osgood, & Co., 1870, First edition, first issue, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxiii, 620 pp, frontispiece with tissue guard, large folding map (short tear at stub but complete), 9 full-page plates & maps, numerous other illustrations including some not in list, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, spine a bit faded but lettering clear, outer corner lightly bumped, very good sound and solid copy, clean and unmarked.

A well-illustrated account of the scientific results of the famed Thayer expedition, lead by Agassiz. Hartt was a former student of Agassiz and at the time of writing this work, professor of geology at Cornell University. Many plates and illustrations are views in Brazil.

US$160. bookID # 13735


HENDERSON, Keith; Palm Groves and Humming Birds; an Artist's Fortnight in Brazil. London, Ernest Benn, 1924, First edition, limited edition of 20 copies of which this it #12, signed by author/artist, tall 8vo [26 x 178 cm]; 133 pp, 7 portrait plates, 54 other illustrations including double-page, map endpapers (complete), original full leather pigskin, gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, other edges uncut, partly unopened, minor rubbing on edge, board with light warp, else fine and clean.

A very attractively produced work, printed on English hand-made paper, with the artist's excellent illustrations and his narrative and observations as he travelled through Brazil.

US$400. bookID # 13661


HUMPHREY, Alice R.; A Summer Journey to Brazil. New York, Bonnell, Silver & Co., 1900, First edition, 12mo [20 x 13.5 cm]; ix, 149 pp, 18 plates including frontis map and map of Sao Paulo, others from photos, original green cloth with gilt vignette and title lettering, light wear at spine edges, one page margin chipped, interior is clean and near fine in very good cover.

Travels to Pernambuco, Petropolis, Santos, Sao Paulo, Bahia, etc, with illustrations showing coffee picking and washing. Appendices on American System of Schools, religious instruction, facts about Brazil, Brazilian Naval revolt, etc.

US$90. bookID # 13788


ISABELLE, Arsene; Voyage a Buenos-Ayres [Buenos Aires] et a Porto-Alegre, la Band-Oriental, les Missions d'Uraguay et la Province de Rio Grande do Sul de 1830 a 1834, suivi de considerations sur l'etat du commerce Francais a l'exterior, au Brazil et au Rio de la Plata. Havre, J. Morlent, 1835, First edition, and only edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; [i], 618, [iv, subscriber list, errata] pp, 4 lithographed plates including frontis, folding map, later morocco backed boards, gilt spine title lettering & decorations, marbled edges, corners worn, title page repaired with paper, no loss, front endpaper removed, light foxing on some leaves, mostly marginal, ink stain on introduction leaf, good+.

Sabin 35239. Borba de Moreas I, 420: The book 'is full of interest, and is of value concerning its Brazilian section. It is one of the few books of the time which describes journeys across Rio Grande do Sul. The author was a guest of Bompland. . .He also visited the German colony of Sao Leopoldo in Port Alegre and the missions. The work is not easy to find today'. The author traveled through Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Rio do Sol, extensively around the Buenos Aires area. The frontis is view of Buenos Aires from the harbour, the other plates include a gaucho in process of roping a steer, costume plates. The often lacking errata leaf is present. A preliminary leaf has a printing of the author's signature.

US$1600. bookID # 11667


KIDDER, D. P. and J. C. Fletcher; Brazil and the Brazilians, Portrayed in Historical and Descriptive Sketches. Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson, 1857, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 630, [x, ads, advertising Elisha Kane's Arctic explorations] pp, engraved frontis (portrait), map of Bay of Rio de Janeiro, folding map of Brazil, 150 illus, many plates, including 2 hand-colored plates of birds, not in later editions, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, wear at edges and corners, name on endpaper, short tear at stub of map, the colored and black & white plates have tissue guards, interior is clean & very good, in good cover, good hinges.

Sabin 37709. Griffin 6502. Humphreys 413. Naylor 164. Welch 41. Borba de Moraes p 434: "This is the first edition of this successful book, it was reprinted many times.", "The success of this book was enormous . . . . and became a classic book about Brazil for North Americans." This is a comprehensive treatment, with particularly good illustration, covering views, scenes, people, buildings, birds, plants, etc, with detailed appendices of commerce, history, economics, population, etc. 'The accompanying map is probably the most perfect ever published of an Empire which has never been surveyed. In 1855 the junior author travelled more than three thousand miles in Brazil, making corrections on this map as he journeyed', the Colton map being of Brazil with Guayana, dated 1855 with insets of Rio and Pernambuco showing streets. Wood 417: 'The references to birds and other animals are numerous, including such species as Jacana, Boat-bill, Toucan, Harpy Eagle, Umbrella bird, Variegated Breast Parrot and Rose-colored Spoonbill, the last two depicted in color'. The first edition of one of the first works published in the US just on Brazil based on the author's several decades in the country.

US$140. bookID # 13740


KORABIEWICZ, Waclaw; Matto Grosso. London, Jonathan Cape, [1954], First edition, translated from Polish by M. A. Michael, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 238 pp, original blue cloth, spine title lettering, fine and clean in near find dj (price clipped).

A fascinating narrative of the expedition which the author was a part of, to collect birds in the Matto Grosso and Pantanal jungles and rain forests. In the attractively designed dust jacket.

US$35. bookID # 11158


KOSTER, Henry; Travels in Brazil. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817, Second edition, the first edition was 1816, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, x, [ii], 406; iv, 380 pp, 8 fine aquatint plates, 2 folding maps, appendix, later full calf leather with gilt title lettering on red morocco spine labels, edges marbled, leaf with marginal tear, small stain on outer margin of few leaves, else near fine set in handsome binding.

The first edition was published in 1816 based on Koster's extensive travels in the area. His narrative is considered one of the most accurate and useful of all the travel accounts written on the area. Boraba de Moraes 437 (referring to this second edition of 1817): 'a classic work on the North of Brazil. . . greatly esteemed by all. . . In the appendix he transcribes two monographs by Arruda Camara, rare today, which appeared in Rio in 1810'. This appendix is on plants found in Brazil and their uses. The work includes chapters on the native peoples, planters, animals, agriculture, society, festivals, slavery, etc, based on the authors extensive travels. The maps are of the port of Pernambuco and of northern Brazil where the author travelled. A very attractive set.

US$2700. bookID # 11283


KOSTER, Henry; Travels in Brazil. London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817, Second edition, the first edition was 1816, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, x, [ii], 406; iv, 380 pp, 8 fine aquatint plates, 2 folding maps, appendix, contemporary marbled boards, half leather, rebacked, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, gilt spine decorations, corners & edges worn, few small holes at spine hinge, name & small ink stamp on titles, scattered foxing, else clean, very good set.

The first edition was published in 1816 based on Koster's extensive travels in the area. His narrative is considered one of the most accurate and useful of all the travel accounts written on the area. Boraba de Moraes 437 (referring to this second edition of 1817): 'a classic work on the North of Brazil. . . greatly esteemed by all. . . In the appendix he transcribes two monographs by Arruda Camara, rare today, which appeared in Rio in 1810'. This appendix is on plants found in Brazil and their uses. The work includes chapters on the native peoples, planters, animals, agriculture, society, festivals, slavery, etc, based on the authors extensive travels. The maps are of the port of Pernambuco and of northern Brazil where the author travelled.

US$1200. bookID # 13655


LA CONDAMINE, M. de; A Succinct Abridgment of a Voyage made within the Inland Parts of South America from the Coasts of the South Sea to the Coasts of Brazil & Guiana, down the River of Amazonas. London, E. Withers, 1747, First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; xii, 108 pp, folding engraved map, with the half title page, contemporary marbled boards, leather spine, covers worn, joints repaired with leather, lacks front blank endpaper, map with old one inch tear repaired, interior is very good.

Sabin 38488. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America in 1736, to measure a degree of latitude in the area near Quito where the equator crossed, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The ten year expedition proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine returned by crossing Brazil via the Amazon. His narrative of his journey was of great importance, because for the first time the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes.' [Borba de Moraes, I, 447] The fine engraved map of the Amazon and its tributaries accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine himself, and is the first map in which the latitudes were observed and shown on the map. Cox ii, 273: 'La Condamine returned to the east coast of the continent by descending the Amazon, the first time it was accomplished by a scientist'. Hill 169: 'the greatest geographical event of the eighteenth century as regards South America. . . to measure one exact degree of meridian to determine the dimensions and shape of the earth. . . the work occupied eight years'.

US$900. bookID # 13362


LA CONDAMINE, M. de; Relation Abregee D'un Voyage Fait Dans L'interieur De L'amerique Meridionale. Depuis La Cote De La Mer du Sud, Jusqu'aux Cotes du Bresil & De La Guiane, En Descendant La Riviere Des Amazones [Voyage made within the Inland Parts of South-America . . .]. Paris, Chez la Veuve Pissot, 1745, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xvi, 216, [iv, privege du roi] pp, folding engraved map, errata, contemporary full tree calf, gilt spine title lettering on leather label, gilt spine decorations, all edges gilted, marbled endpapers, corners and spine end worn, small inkstamp on title page, interior quite clean and fine, cover very good.

Sabin 38484. A French-Spanish expedition was sent to South America in 1736, to measure a degree of latitude in the area near Quito where the equator crossed, to determine the size and shape of the earth. The ten year expedition proved that the earth is flattened at the Poles. La Condamine returned by crossing Brazil via the Amazon. His narrative of his journey was of great importance, because for the first time the long course of the Amazon was traversed by a man of science capable of making astronomic observations, and determining longitudes.' [Borba de Moraes, I, 446] The fine engraved map of the Amazon and its tributaries accompanying the text was drawn by La Condamine himself, and is the first map in which the latitudes were observed and shown on the map. Cox ii, 272. Hill 168.

US$990. bookID # 12417


MARCOY, Paul; Travels in South America, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. New York, Scribner, Armstrong & Co., 1875, First American edition, large 4to [31.5 x 23 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 524; viii, 496 pp, 2 frontispieces, 11 maps on 10 sheets, 525 wood engraved illustrations including full page by E. Riou, with the half-title pages, orig green pictorial gilt cloth, decorated in gilt & black, all edges gilted, gilt title letters, cover edges lightly rubbed, spine ends frayed, inner hinge cracked & repaired, bookplate removed from endpaper, interior is clean and near fine, good cover.

Welch p. 232. Sabin 44508. First published in 1869 in France, and later translated into English, it was a popular work, one of the best illustrated books on South America in the period, based on the author's extensive travels. His travels included through Peru and Amazonian Brazil, the rainforests, indigenous peoples, village life, nature, etc with excellent engraved illustrations throughout.

US$350. bookID # 12280


MAUROIS, Andre, foreword by G. S. Fraser; My Latin-American Diary. London, The Falcon Press, [1953], First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 89 pp, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (light stain on rear panel, not clipped), near fine in vg dj.

Insightful comments made on the author's visit to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Columbia.

US$18. bookID # 8514


MAW, Henry Lister; Journal of a Passage From the Pacific to the Atlantic, Crossing the Andes in the Northern Provinces of Peru and Descending the River Maranon or Amazon. London, John Murray, 1829, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xv, 486 pp, folding engraved map of the Para, Maranon or Amazons, original cloth boards, title label, spine ends worn and chipped, joint split but holding, corners worn, lightly foxed on some leaves, new endpapers, engraved bookplate of Charles Crofton Atkins, good copy with the half title.

Borba de Moraes 541. Humphreys 1444. Hill p. 195: "Rich in facts relating to the history, condition, and character of the Indian of Peru and Brazil, particularly of the unexplored districts in the valley of the Maranon or upper Amazon. John Russel Smith said that this rare work was not printed for sale". Field 268: "He studied the Indians with the zeal of a scholar and the analysis of an ethnologist". An important early travel narrative in the region, the author explored some previously unknown areas and provided the first descriptions of several Indian tribes. The appendix gives some detail on the animals and plants that the author collected and sent back and on cannibals, etc. There is a pencilled note on the rear endpaper, 'collated complete, Bernard Quaritch'.

US$690. bookID # 5677


MAWE, John; Travels in the Gold and Diamond Districts of Brazil; describing the Methods of Working the Mines, the Natural Productions, Agriculture and Commerce and the Customs & Manners of the Inhabitants, with a brief Account of the Process . . . in Peru and Chile. London, Lonman, Rees, Orme, Brown and Green, 1825, Second edition, although first edition with this title, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xi, 493, [i, errata], [i, ads], 16 [publisher's ads] pp, 8 fine hand colored plates, including frontis, on 5 leaves, plus engraved map showing author's route, half title page is present, original boards, later spine, title lettering on spine label, corners worn, very slightly foxed, small name on endpaper, overall very good, sound and tight copy, with bright plates.

An important early travel narrative on Brazil with much on mining, agriculture, the cities, culture, customs, etc based on the author's extensive travels. The author later wrote several famous mineralogy books. Borba de Moraes 541, 3: 'The first de visu account of the gold and diamond mines in Brazil. . . This second edition [revised by the author based on new material he received] is much scarcer than the original edition of 1812. The plates are new and are colored. . . fresh details added'. The first edition of 1812 did not have the fine view plates colored. The plates include a view of Rio de Janeiro, cattle ranching, corn mill, topaz mine, washing diamonds, gold, etc. Abbey Travel 709 (citing this edition). Sabin 46991: 'The work of Mr. Mawe contains the first authentic information which the jealousy of the Portuguese Government ever allowed a foreigner to acquire respecting the universal treasures of the Brazils'. The book also contains an early description of Sao Paulo.

US$4200. bookID # 12918


MAWE, John; Travels in the Interior of Brazil, particularly in the Gold and Diamond Districts of that country; by Authority of the Prince Regent of Portugal, including a Voyage to the Rio de la Plata & a historical sketch of the Revolution of Buenos Aires. London, Lonman, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1812, First edition, 4to [29 x 22.5 cm]; vii, 366, [i, binding directions], [i, ads] pp, frontis, 9 engraved plates and map, including colored plate (complete), contemporary boards, gilt title lettering on leather spine label, cover worn, spine ends chipped, joints cracking, some small holes in pages, mostly marginal, but including part of image of few plates, good wide-margin copy.

An important early travel narrative on Brazil with much on mining, agriculture, the cities, culture, customs, etc based on the author's extensive travels. The author later wrote several famous mineralogy books. Borba de Moraes 541: 'The first de visu account of the gold and diamond mines in Brazil. . . the view of the Jaragua mining camp is the first landscape document which exists of the interior of Sao Paulo'. The plates include a view of washing for diamonds at Mandanga, gold washing at Jaragua, view of topaz mine at Capon, machinery, River Jigitonbonha, plates of minerals, diamonds, topaz, tourmaline, shells, etc., being some of the earliest views of the interior of Brazil. Abbey Travel 709. Sabin 46991: 'The work of Mr. Mawe contains the first authentic information which the jealousy of the Portuguese Government ever allowed a foreigner to acquire respecting the universal treasures of the Brazils'. Griffin 3858: 'Widely translated in several European languages, Mawe's was the first description by a foreigner of the mining regions of Brazil'. The book also contains an early description of Sao Paulo.

US$1800. bookID # 13082


MAXIMILIAN, Prince; Travels in Brazil, in 1815, 1816 and 1817. London, Sir Richard Phillips, and Co., 1825, , 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; iv, 111, [i, list of plates] pp, 9 engraved plates including three foldout plates, frontis, new green morocco-backed boards, marbled endpapers, light dampstain in upper corner of first several leaves including frontis, one margin worn, overall a very good solid copy.

Borba d Moraes 545. Sabin 47022 (noting that the Colburn edition of 1820 had only 7 plates). Originally published in German, this is the only part that was translated into English at the time. A classic and early voyage into the jungles of Brazil and Amazonia, with much on the native peoples before the later massive development, on natural history and on jungle adventure.

US$320. bookID # 6211


MAXIMILIAN, Prince; Travels in Brazil, in 1815, 1816 and 1817. London, Sir Richard Phillips, and Co., 1825, , 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; iv, 112, [list of plates] pp, 9 engraved plates, of which 4 are in photocopy, including three foldout plates, frontis, later cloth with title lettering on spine paper label, title page with margin worn & small chips, light foxing or soiling on few margins.

Borba d Moraes 545. Sabin 47022 (noting that the Colburn edition of 1820 had only 7 plates). Originally published in German, this is the only part that was translated into English at the time. A classic and early voyage into the jungles of Brazil and Amazonia, with much on the native peoples before the later massive development, on natural history and on jungle adventure.

US$90. bookID # 13550


MAYBURY-LEWIS, David; The Savage and the Innocent. Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company, [1965], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 270 pp, 3 maps, illustrations from photos on plates, index, original blue cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, dj (not price clipped, very minor rubbing at lower edge), clean and fine copy.

A narrative of the anthropologist author's living with the Shavante and the Sherente peoples in the Amazon of central Brazil, with this wife and baby son. A fascinating description of these people and their way of life.

US$13. bookID # 11326


MEE, Margaret, foreword by Roberto Burle Marx, preface by Sir George Taylor; Flowers of the Brazilian Forests. London, The Tryon Gallery in association with George Rainbird, [1968], First edition, limited edition of 500 copies of which this is #350, large folio [53 x 41 cm]; [72 l] pp, 32 fine colored plates, including frontis, from paintings by Mee, each with tissue guard, signed in the plate by Mee, dated 1960s, maps, list of plates, pictorial endpapers, original green morocco-backed boards, bound by Zaehnsdorf, boards with hand marbled paper, gilt spine title lettering & gilt vignette on front, top edge gilted, original clear glassine jacket, original cloth slipcase, clean, fine and bright copy.

A superb production with most attractive plates, including nine of orchids and six of bromeliads, each plate with a descriptive leaf. Margaret Mee (1909-88) traveled to the Amazon area 15 times over a 32 year period, by canoe, on foot and often alone. Her paintings and sketches "could stand without shame in the high company of such masters as Georg Dionysius Ehret and Redoute" (Wilfred Blunt). Mee was a passionate conservationist and devoted her life to recording the diversity and beauty of the Amazon. She was one of the first to protest the destruction still taking place there. Sitwell in Great Flower Books describes her work as: 'exceptional and quite in the tradition of the great eighteenth-century books '. 'Mee's work is of an unusually high order of excellence and in the best tradition of flower painting' [Taylor, director of Royal Botanic Garden of Kew]. 'Mee was a talented botanical painter and intrepid traveller. . .an exceptional personality' [Oak Spring Flora]. One of the plants illustrated was discovered by Mee herself.

US$1900. bookID # 13044


MICHAUX, Henri; Ecuador; A Travel Journal. Seattle, University of Washington Press, [1970], First edition in English, first edition in French was 1929, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, [13]-132 pp, original black cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (slightly rubbed at edge, not price clipped), corner of text leaf with slight crease, near fine, clean unmarked copy.

A classic of South American travel narratives, it has been called 'the first wholly modern travel book'. The author, Belgian poet, painter, mystic, writer on mescaline, describes his journey through Panama to Quito and down the Amazon to Iquitos, Peru and Para, Brazil, with much on the mountains and jungle, the native peoples and conditions. The translator provides an extensive introduction.

US$18. bookID # 13049


MICHAUX, Henri; Ecuador; A Travel Journal. Seattle, University of Washington Press, [1970], First edition in English, first edition in French was 1929, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, [13]-132 pp, original black cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (slightly worn at edge, price clipped), fine, clean unmarked copy.

A classic of South American travel narratives, it has been called 'the first wholly modern travel book'. The author, Belgian poet, painter, mystic, writer on mescaline, describes his journey through Panama to Quito and down the Amazon to Iquitos, Peru and Para, Brazil, with much on the mountains and jungle, the native peoples and conditions. The translator provides an extensive introduction.

US$20. bookID # 13423


MILLER, Leo E.; In the Wilds of South America; Six Years of Exploration in Columbia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1918, First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xiv, 424 pp, color frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, 2 maps (1 folding, and showing route in red), index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering, light edge wear, internal hinge cracked and repaired, endpaper bookplate, interior is clean, very good, inscribed & signed by author, dated Nov. 22, 1918 on endpaper.

Based on 6 years of continuous exploration in most countries of South America, the author describes his travels, some of it as part of various expeditions, through forests, on rivers, mountains, and coasts, with details on all aspects of natural history, flora, native peoples and their customs and extensive and interesting illustrations. Welch p. 11. Goodman 854: 'This very interesting narrative contains 70 good illustrations. Chapters 13-16 cover the Roosevelt-Rondon expedition of 1913-1914.' Signed copies are rarely found.

US$110. bookID # 13749


MINTA, Stephen; Aguirre; The Re-creation of a Sixteenth Century Journey Across South America. New York, Henry Holt Company, [1994], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xii], 244 pp, 3 maps, including double-page showing route, bibliography, index, original pictorial boards, spine title lettering, near fine and clean in dj (tears, section of rear panel lacking, not price clipped).

Based on original sources and his own filling in the gaps, the author retraces the route of Lope de Aguirre in the sixteenth century through Colombia, Venezuela, up the Amazon through Brazil and into Peru, where he travels extensively reaching Cuzco. Aguirre had become a rebel and traitor to Spain and travelled with a large fighting force, which found a violent end.

US$4. bookID # 13052


MINTA, Stephen; Aquirre; The Re-creation of a Sixteenth Century Journey Across South America. New York, Henry Hold and Company, [1994], First American edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xii], 244 pp, 2 maps including double-page showing routes, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt boards, dj (not price clipped, small chip, tear), fine in good jacket.

A narrative of the author's travels in from Manaus, Brazil, through Amazonia and Peru where he re-constructed Lope de Aguirre's expedition of 1560 to find El Dorado, it being the largest expedition ever mounted in Spanish Peru.

US$5. bookID # 11976


MULHALL, M. G. & E. T.; Handbook of Brazil; [together with:] Journey to Matto Grosso; [together with:] Rio Grande do Sul and its German Colonies. Buenos Ayres; London, The Standard; Longmans, Green and Co., 1877, 1870,, First editions, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 3 volumes bound in one, 8, 232, [iv]; 67; vii, 202, [xxi, ads incl of hotels] pp, 12 plates including 4 folding, tables, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, minor rubbing on edge, light mark on spine, small light inkstamp on spine, interior is clean and unmarked, endpaper bookplate of Joseph Carolin, very good+ sound copy.

Three original editions bound together. On the third work, Borba de Moreas 601: 'He gives a detailed account of the German colony. Its is one of the best books on Rio Grande and colonization'. Welch 43. Mulhall was the owner of the Standard, an English newspaper in Buenos Aires. Nice plates of views, buildings, people, etc. Quite scarce.

US$650. bookID # 13774


PAGE, P. K.; Brazilian Journal. Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys, [1987], , 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [xii], 241 pp, color and black and white illustrations from drawings, most full-page, map of Brazil, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, with title lettering on spine and front cover, slight cover wear, name, very good, interior is clean.

The poet author and her husband, Arthur Irwin, ambassador to Brazil, spent several years there in the 1950s, and provides a charming, funny and beautifully written view of life and travel in a Brazil that has rapidly changed since.

US$8. bookID # 13467


PEARSE, Arno; Brazilian Cotton, being the Report of the Journey of the International Cotton Mission through the Cotton States of Sao Paulo, Minas, Geraes, Bahia, Alagoas, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Parahyba, Rio Grande do Norte. Manchester, International Federation of Master Cotton Spinner's & Manufacturers, [1923], , 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 236, xxviii [ads with illustrations] pp, frontis, 10 maps including colored, folding, chart, numerous illustrations & plates from photos, tables, index, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title on spine and cover, endpaper slightly darkened in part, edge lightly rubbed, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

A detailed account of the journey with emphasis on cotton and cotton production but in context of conditions and life in areas visited. Fascinating illustrations including illustrations of cotton-making machines, some being in ads at end, scenery, activities, etc. This is a companion volume to 'Cotton in North Brazil, being the Report of the Journey through the States of Ceara, Maranhao and Para together with a Synopsis of the whole of Brazil's Cotton Potentialities', covering different parts of Brazil.

US$130. bookID # 12012


PEARSE, Arno; Cotton in North Brazil, being the Report of the Journey through the States of Ceara, Maranhao and Para together with a Synopsis of the whole of Brazil's Cotton Potentialities. Manchester, International Federation of Master Cotton Spinner's & Manufacturers, [1923], First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 130, xxviii [ads with illustrations] pp, frontis (portrait), 3 maps including 2 folding, one being colored, numerous illustrations & plates from photos, tables including foldout, index, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title on spine and cover, endpaper slightly darkened in part, light edge-wear, a bit of corner of endpaper cut off, couple of leaves a little foxed, very good sound copy with the loose compliments of publisher slip.

A detailed account of the journey with emphasis on cotton and cotton production but in context of conditions and life in areas visited. Fascinating illustrations including illustrations of cotton-making machines, some being in ads at end, scenery, activities, etc. This is a companion volume to 'Brazilian Cotton, being the Report of the Journey of the International Cotton Mission through the Cotton States of Sao Paulo, Minas, Geraes, Bahia, Alagoas, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Parahyba, Rio Grande do Norte', with different illustrations and content, covering different parts of Brazil.

US$140. bookID # 11947


PEARSE, Arno; Cotton in North Brazil, being the Report of the Journey through the States of Ceara, Maranhao and Para together with a Synopsis of the whole of Brazil's Cotton Potentialities. Manchester, International Federation of Master Cotton Spinner's & Manufacturers, [1923], First edition, 8vo [24.5 x 16 cm]; 130, xxviii [ads with illustrations] pp, frontis (portrait), 3 maps including 2 folding, one being colored, numerous illustrations & plates from photos, tables including foldout, index, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, title on spine and cover, endpaper slightly darkened in part, a very fine and clean, unmarked copy.

A detailed account of the journey with emphasis on cotton and cotton production but in context of conditions and life in areas visited. Fascinating illustrations including illustrations of cotton-making machines, some being in ads at end, scenery, activities, etc.

US$190. bookID # 11946


POPESCU, Petru; Amazon Beaming. [New York], Viking, [1991], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; xiv, 445 pp, color illustrations from photos, endpaper maps, index, original cloth-backed boards, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

The story of Loren McIntyre's forty years of exploration in the Amazon area, his discovery of the Amazon's source in Peru, and his making first contact with the Mayoruna or cat-people, his kidnapping by them and experiences with their shamans. The author met McIntyre in Brazil in 1987 and relates his experiences with telepathy with the Mayoruna. Fascinating and well-written.

US$15. bookID # 11097


POPESCU, Petru; Amazon Beaming. [New York], Viking, [1991], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; xiv, 445 pp, color illustrations from photos, endpaper maps, index, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, signed by the author on the half title page.

The story of Loren McIntyre's forty years of exploration in the Amazon area, his discovery of the Amazon's source in Peru, and his making first contact with the Mayoruna or cat-people, his kidnapping by them and experiences with their shamans. The author met McIntyre in Brazil in 1987 and relates his experiences with telepathy with the Mayoruna. Fascinating and well-written.

US$35. bookID # 13025


PRIOR, James; Voyage Along the Eastern Coast of Africa, to Mosambique, Johanna and Quiloa, to S. Helena, to Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and Peranmbuco in Brazil, in the Nisus Frigate. London, Printed fro Sir Richard Phillips, 1819, First edition, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; [v, includes ads], [i, errata page], 114 pp, 2 folding maps/charts, fine engraved aquatint plate of view of town and fort of Mozambique, later cloth, title lettering on spine paper label, only slight foxing on few margins, interior is clean and fine, unmarked.

A narrative of voyage in 1812-13 by Prior who was a surgeon in the Royal Navy in his youth. National Maritime Museum 216. Borba de Moreas 689: 'The author describes Rio. . . the dirtiness of the houses. He comments on the English commerce in Rio. He describes Salvador, the ill-smelling lower city and the high city with the cathedral, theatre, library. . .comments on the manners and customs, the women, dress, architecture, slave trade, jewelry industry. Prior arrived in Pernambuco, describes the city, new bridge, cotton trade. . .'. With much on Mozambique, eastern Africa, etc. Includes a folding chart of road and harbour of Mozambique and a large foldout map of Africa, Indian Ocean, Atlantic to South America, showing the author's routes.

US$400. bookID # 13524


PYRARD, Francois; translated and notes by Albert Gray, H. C. P. Bell; The Voyage of Francois Pyrard of Laval to the East Indies, the Maldives, the Moluccas and Brazil. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1887-1890, First edition in English, translated from French edition of 1619, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes in 3 [volume II in two parts], lviii, 4542; xlvii, 287; xii, [289]-572, 16 [Hakluyt report] pp, complete, 10 plates & maps with 5 maps, plans, charts, 4 maps folding or double, 5 plates including portraits, frontis's, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering, 2 volumes with new cloth spines preserving just part of the original spines, bookplates removed from endpapers, small light blind-stamps, interiors clean & very good in fair covers.

National Maritime Museum 411: 'The author sailed in a flotilla of two small vessels from St. Malo in May 1601, bound for the Indies; aboard the Corbin, he was wrecked in the Maldives in July 1602, and there imprisoned until 1607. He then went to Chittagong, Calicut and Goa and eventually returned to France via Brazil (1611)'. Cox i, 290: 'Pyrard's travels covered the years between 1601 and 1611 and have crowded into them a welter of shipwrecks, imprisonments and other adventures such as seldom falls to a man without leaving him permanently scarred.. . . His first hand experiences and acquaintance with various parts of the mainland of India and the islands of the Archipelago make his record a valuable repository of geographical and historical knowledge of the East. Especially has it been commended for his account of the Maldives Islands'. Published in the first series of the Hakluyt Society.

US$280. bookID # 12552


RAMBALI, Paul; In the Cities and Jungles of Brazil. New York, Henry Holt and Company, [1994], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [vi], 266 pp, original cloth backe4 boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean throughout.

Based on extensive travels over more than six years, the author penetrates Brazilian life, society and culture, the paradoxes and contradictions, passion and despair, corruption, voodoo, religion, brutality, impressions.

US$5. bookID # 12521


REICHMANN, Felix; Sugar, Gold, and Coffee; Essays on the History of Brazil based on Francis Hull's Books. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University, 1959, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xxiii, 160 pp, frontis portrait of Francis Reginald Hull, 24 illustrations from early sources, including some full-page, maps, title pages, bibliog, original grey cloth, gilt spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, fine and clean condition, inscribed and signed by the author.

Colonel Hull's books on Brazil, based on a lifetime of collecting and living in Brazil, provide one of the best library's on the subject. The author uses this library to describe the history of Brazil, with excellent illustrations from the books. From the early exploration and discovery, colonization, sugar, coffee growing, relation to other countries including England, France, Netherlands, Germany, piracy, the search for, El Dorado, diamonds, the Jesuits, Pedro, etc, with an appendix.

US$35. bookID # 12102


SHACKELFORD, Shelby; Electric Eel Calling; A Record of an Artist's Association with a Scientific Expedition to Study the Electric Eel at Santa Maria de Belem do Para, Brazil. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1941, First edition, first printing with the 'A', 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xi, 258 pp, numerous illustrations from wood blocks of the author, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, very slightly rubbed at edge), small bookplate of Irving Skeels on endpaper, near fine, clean throughout.

The author describes the more human aspects of this scientific expedition, showing Brazilian life and landscape, the peoples, nature, living conditions, etc, with a vivid travel journal and a melding of science and art, in search of the electrophorus electricus eel.

US$32. bookID # 12084


SMITH, Herbert H., illustrated from sketches by J. Wells Champney and others; Brazil; the Amazons and the Coast. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1879, First Edition, thick 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xv, 644, [4, ads] pp, numerous illustrations, folding map, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, rear cover with small stain, front internal hinge cracked, edge wear, interior is clean, very good, with a loose card reading 'compliments of Francis Hart & Co., Printers'.

Sabin 82720, Borba de Moraes p 816. Goodman 642: 'The work of an American naturalist, who explored most of the major regions of Brazil between 1868 and 1874; he was attracted by the great variety of flora and fauna in that country.' Smith first came to Brazil as part of the Morgan expedition in 1870 and returned in 1874. He had a keen insight into the local political and economic conditions. This classic travel description is much sought after. A London edition was published later the same year. It gives a very detailed account, including much on the rivers, natural history, agriculture and the Indians. The appendix is on the geology and physical geography of the Amazons Valley.

US$180. bookID # 13741


TAYLOR, E. G. R. (ed); The Troublesome Voyage of Captain Edward Fenton 1582-1583. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1959, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; lvii, 333 pp, 15 plates and maps, including frontis (port), illustrations in text, some plates are of natural history, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in dj (spine slightly faded),.

Fenton attempted to emulate or even outdo the exploits of Drake but failed, which was typical for the time. The book is based on the papers of Fenton, covering travels to Sierra Leone, Brazil, Cape Verde, etc.

US$25. bookID # 12475


TOMLINSON, H. M.; The Sea and the Jungle, Being the narrative of the voyage of the tramp steamer Capella from Swansea to Santa Maria de Belem do Grao Para in the Brazils, and thence 2,000 miles along the forests of the Amazon and Madeira rivers to San Antonio Falls, etc. New York, Harper & Brothers, 1930, limited edition of 350 copies of which this is #226, signed by the author Cowplain, Hampshire, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvii, [iii], 333 pp, wood engraved frontis by Clare Leighton, who also did the other illustrations and plates, original cloth backed boards, gilt lettering on spine, original slipcase with paper label and with the number 226 on label, matching the book, slipcase a little worn with partial split at corner, else a fine copy.

This edition is stated to be the first with the illustrations by Clare Leighton, and new foreword by the author. The author was inspired by 'The Naturalist on the River Amazons' by Bates and describes his journey in 1909 and 1910 along 2,000 miles of as then, the largely unexplored Amazon. A fine production of a classic work.

US$80. bookID # 5159


VIGNERAS, Louis-Andre; The Discovery of South America and the Andalusian Voyages. Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press, [1976], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 14 cm]; ix, 170 pp, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj, clean and fine condition.

The work describes the voyages that followed Columbus's discovery, that explored the coasts from Brazil to Panama and that paved the way for conquest and trade, laying the foundation for the Spanish empire. The author used many previously unknown documents to provide fresh insights.

US$8. bookID # 7067


WEBB, Kempton E.; The Changing Face of Northeast Brazil. New York and London, Columbia University Press, [1974], First edition, 4to [26.5 x 21 cm]; xi, [iii], 205 pp, 24 illustrations from photos and drwgs, including aerial photos, 12 maps, tables, glossary, bibliog, index, with both errata sheets tipped in on front blank endpaper, original green cloth, spine title lettering, dj (short tear), near fine and quite clean in very good jacket.

A thorough analysis of the geography, agriculture, settlements, land use, economy, etc of this part of Brazil.

US$12. bookID # 11348


WELLS, James W.; Exploring and Traveling Three Thousand Miles Through Brazil from Rio De Janeiro to Maranhao, with an Appendix Containing Statistics and Observations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining Commerce and Finance. . .Physical Geography. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xix, 411; xii, 386, [32, publisher's ads dated October 1885] pp, 2 frontispieces, numerous illustrations including full-page, 5 maps including 2 folding and in color, tables, index, contemporary half leather, boards, marbled edges and endpapers, gilt spine title lettering, joints lightly rubbed, internal hinges cracked but firm, 6 leaves with small stain in lower margin, far from text, without the usual foxing, very good+.

Borba de Moraes p. 938 cites only the second printing. Welch 48. Naylor 284. An interesting narrative based on many years of travels in all parts of Brazil , including the gold districts of Minas Gerais, and through Bahia and Maranhpo, with some emphasis on the geography, productions, economy, people, customs, food, etc. There are detailed appendices on surveys the author undertook, climate, gold and diamond mining in Brazil, railways, sugar factories, economic prospects, physical geography, with detailed statistical tables. The many illustrations are mostly from drawings, a few are photo-engravings.

US$450. bookID # 12672


WELLS, James W.; Exploring and Traveling Three Thousand Miles Through Brazil from Rio De Janeiro to Maranhao, with an Appendix Containing Statistics and Observations on Climate, Railways, Central Sugar Factories, Mining Commerce and Finance. . .Physical Geography. London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1886, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xix, 411; xii, 386, [32, publisher's ads dated October 1885] pp, 2 frontispieces, numerous illustrations including full-page, 5 maps including 2 folding and in color, tables, index, original blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, stains on cover, light wear, one volume with short tears in lower margin, not affecting text, interior is clean, unmarked and near fine, hinges fine, covers good, solid copy.

Borba de Moraes p. 938 cites only the second printing. Welch 48. Naylor 284. An interesting narrative based on many years of travels in all parts of Brazil , including the gold districts of Minas Gerais, and through Bahia and Maranhpo, with some emphasis on the geography, productions, economy, people, customs, food, etc. There are detailed appendices on surveys the author undertook, climate, gold and diamond mining in Brazil, railways, sugar factories, economic prospects, physical geography, with detailed statistical tables. The many illustrations are mostly from drawings, a few are photo-engravings.

US$270. bookID # 13739


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