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EUROPEAN TRAVEL GUIDE FOR YOUNG READERS


Passeggiata in Europa ovvero Storia Viaggi e Costumi. Alla Gioventii. Con Figure. Torino, Fratelli Reycend, [ca. 1850].

Very rare first and only edition of this travel guide to Europe, written, as the title suggests, for young readers in a pocket 12mo format. The guide moves from tours of Italy and Switzerland all the way to Poland, Lithuania, and Turkey, as well as Great Britain, providing 8 engraved plates of national costumes along the way.
$1,450


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PROTECTING VOYAGES TO THE AMERICAS
INSURANCE POLICIES FROM 1770s MARSEILLE


[TRADE] / [2 INSURANCE POLICIES] / [MARTINIQUE. ] Anonymous. Au nom de Dieu et de la S(ain)te Vierge, que Dieu conduise le tout a bon sauvement. [Marseille], 1774 and 1777.

Two rare folio-size maritime insurance policies from 1770s Marseille relating to mercantile voyages to France’s American colonies in the Caribbean, and valuable witnesses to the more practical, bureaucratic aspects of maritime trade in late 18th-century France.
$5,500


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PRISONER EXCHANGE DURING THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION


[AMERICAN REVOLUTION / LOUIS XVI] Anonymous. Cartel pour l’échange général de tous les prisonniers pris en mer, entre la France & la Grande-Bretagne, & amenés en Europe. Paris, L’Impremerie Royale, 1780.

First edition of this list of maritime prisoners exchanged between France and England during the American Revolution.
$1,250


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A MANUAL FOR CLERICS
PRINTED IN LIMA 1621
RICH IN ETHNOGRAPHIC & ANTHROPOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ON THE INDIANS OF PERU


[PERU] ARRIAGA, Pablo José. Extirpacion de la Idolatria del Piru. Dirigido al Rey N.S. en su Real Conseio de Indias. Lima, Geronymo de Contreras, 1621.

$85,000


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[TOBACCO] GAVELLI, Niccolo. Storia distinta e curiosa del tabacco; concernente la sua scoperta, la introduzione in Europa, e la maniera de coltivarlo, conservarlo, e prepararlo, ec. Per servirsene, con alter ottime, ed utili osservazioni sopra il medesimo. Pesaro, Stamperia Gavelliana, 1759.

First edition, second state, of this rare work on growing, curing, packaging and selling tobacco, written for the benefit of farmers in the Papal States who had two years earlier been given permission to cultivate it.
$1,250


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