Source : Maggs VI

Source Title Bibliotheca Americana Part VI<br>Books on America in Spanish
Description Part VI of the seven part Bibliotheca Americana comprising bibliographical descriptions of 451 items in Spanish (Books, Manuscripts, Maps, Autographs, etc.). It is treated separately from the other Maggs volumes of Bibliotheca Americana because it does not follow the same numbering sequence. The Bibliotheca Americana volumes, published between 1922 and 1928, are certainly among the most important, if not the most important dealer catalogues ever issued for the Americana field.
Scope of Text This series is intended to take the place of the familiar "Leclerc," and to present an equal wealth of rarities in modern guise, with numerous facismiles and copious annotations.

It is sufficient to name documents signed by Ferdinand and Isabella, the patrons of Columbus, and autograph letters from Father Anchieta, "The Apostle of the New World," from Piratiningua (now San Paula), which he founded, from Almagro, the historic letter from Peru to Charles V. of Spain; from Walter Raleigh, Sir Richard Grenville; Sir Ferdinando Gorges (Father of English colonisation in America), Juan de Añate (Conqueror of New Mexico), William Penn, William Dampier, Captain dict Arnold, General Lee, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, etc. In addition there are secret letter books, and reports of the Governors and Viceroys of Spanish America, Colonel Simcoe's Letter Book, whilst Governor of Upper Canada, etc. Among the Printed books there are a series of Ptolemies; the letter of Christopher Columbus (in Latin); the third and fourth letters of Cortes (in Spanish); two unknown Memorials to the King of Spain, by Fernandez de Quiros (in Spanish), for colonising Australia, in 1613; many of the important Spanish books on North and South America. Much new materials has also been included in the shape of manuscript letters, and reports and privately printed early relations on Florida, California, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, Louisiana, etc.
Total Records in AED 542
  • Sotheby’s, July 11: Galileo, Document annotated and signed by Galileo, dated Padua, 1595. £500,000 to £700,000.
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    Forum, July 18: Bacon (Sir Francis). De Dignitate et Augmentis Scientiarum Libri IX, Pierre Gassendi's copy gifted him by Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc, Paris, Typis Petri Mettayer, 1624. £15,000 to £20,000.
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    Forum, July 18: Shakespeare (William). The First Part of Henry the Fourth, with the Life and Death of Henry, Sirnamed Hot-Spurre…, Printed by Isaac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Darwin (Charles). On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, third edition, presentation inscription 'From the Author' in a secretary's hand, John Murray, 1861. £15,000 to £20,000.
    Forum, July 18: Teague (Violet). Geraldine Rede. Night Fall in the Ti-Tree, first edition, Melbourne, Sign of the Rabbit, 1905; and another. £10,000 to £15,000.
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    Forum, July 18: India.- Primrose (Gen. James Maurice). Collection of 24 original drawings from his time in India with the 43rd Regiment of Foot, circa 1855 to 1864. £10,000 to £15,000.
    Forum, July 18: Manet (Édouard). Trente Eaux-fortes originales, the complete portfolio, Paris, A. Stroelin, 1905. £8,000 to £12,000.
    Forum, July 18: Bible, English. [The Holy Bible], first edition of the King James Bible, the Great 'He' Bible, [Robert Barker], [1611]. £6,000 to £8,000.
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    Forum, July 18: America.- Mathews (Alfred E.) Pencil Sketches of Montana, first edition, New York, Published by the Author, 1868. £6,000 to £8,000.
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