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Magelan’s first sailing trip
wall map of Jerusalem


The first printed journal of Magelan’s first sailing trip around the world (between 1519 and 1522). The booklet was printed in Cologne, Germany, in January, 1523. It tells for the first time about Brazil, Argentina, the Strait of Magelan (which he discoverd) and the Pacific Ocean. The importance of this little booklet is in laegue with the letter of Columbus, announcing the discovery of America or the letter of Cortes, telling about the conquest of Mexico.

The first printed wall map of Jerusalem, not known in any American collection, in contemporary colors (1554).

Rodger Friedman Rare Book Studio

Manuscript in Latin on vellum
Editio princeps

Tuxedo, NY

Manuscript in Latin on vellum. 24 cm; 12 pages (last page blank), each page with triple-ruled border in black and gold, with guide lines ruled in pencil. 20 lines per page. First page illuminated with elaborate hand-colored floral border, with Madonna and child vignette and armorial crest. Initial “V” with floral decoration. Text in black ink with capitals in gold throughout, in chancery hand. Addendum to main text dated 1634. Degree awarded to Benedetto di Mille of Udine, signed by Giovanni Francesco Fedele as Vicar and by Paolo Gentilino as secretary. Bound in contemporary morocco tooled in gilt with elaborate border surrounding an empty central lozenge. Remains of old silk ties. Binding somewhat splayed and a little scuffed on upper board. Pages lightly toned at edges with one spot of ink oxidation on page nine. $3,500.

Editio princeps. Octavo (17 cm); 164 leaves. Greek and roman types. Initial spaces with printed guide-letters. Printer’s woodcut devices (Fletcher 3) on title page and last verso. Bound in nineteenth-century pebbled morocco, rubbed and scuffed. Two or more bookplates removed from front pastedown. Title page and three other leaves in first quire skillfully remargined, without loss of text; remaining four leaves in first quire repaired at corners. No other repairs or significant blemishes. References: Ahmanson-Murphy 148; Adams A-2035; Renouard 82:4 . $6,000.

16 volumes by Lafcadio Hearn
10 volumes by Walt Whitman
Imperial Fine Books

New York, NY

A fantastic set of 16 volumes by Lafcadio Hearn. Writings, full morocco, each volume with an original manuscript, price at $35,000.

10 volumes by Walt Whitman, full green morocco, the Manuscript Edition, limited to 32 sets, priced at $32,500.

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