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Bohun, Ralph. A Discourse Concerning the Origine and Properties of Wind. With a Historicall Account of Hurricanes, and Other Tempestuous Winds. Oxford: Printed by W. Hall for Tho. Bowman, 1671. 302 pp. This volume is bound in brown leather and the boards are stamped with a ruled border and corner ornaments. The endpapers are made from binder’s waste.

Botero, Giovanni. Relaciones Universales del Mundo de Juan Botero. . . Valladolid: Fernandez de Cordoua, 1603. 110 leaves. This large, quarto volume is bound with the original limp vellum, with ties. The vellum is somewhat discolored, although the volume is otherwise clean and in good condition.

Brown, Franklin Q., Papers. A collection of fifteen handwritten letters, totalling sixty-six pages, April - July, 1898.

Cohen, Myer M. Notices of Florida and the Campaigns. Charleston, 1836. 240 pp. This volume includes a frontispiece portrait of Indian Chief Osceloa and a folding map. The original cloth binding is re-backed.

Coxe, Daniel. A Description of the English Province of Carolana, by the Spaniards Call’d Florida, and by the French, La Louisiane. Viz. I. A Description of the Great and Famous River Meschacebe, or Missisipi [sic]... [London]: Printed for and sold by Olive Payne, 1741. 122 pp. plus folding map. This volume is bound in antique gilt calf with raised bands. An ornate gilt border on the front and rear covers and marbled endpapers and to the decorative features of this work.

Florida/ Bahamas/ Cuba. Bishop, Capt. Robert/ LAURIE & WHITTLE [London 1761/1794] An Accurate Draught of the Gulph-Passage from Jamaica with the West End of Cuba Etc, Humbly Dedicated (by Permission) to the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty By their Lordship Most Obedient Servant Robert Bishop. Engrav’d by Eman: Bowen. Published May, 1794, by Laurie & Whitle, No. 53 Fleet Street, London. [Original imprint, in Florida on chart:] Publish’d by the Author May 20, 1761. According to Act of Parliament, and Sold at the Jamaica Coffee House in St. Michaels Alley Cornhill London. 27 3/4 x 3/4 inches.

"Florida Land for Sale." Printed by Pivot City Press, Indianapolis. Undated. This broadside from the roaring twenties advertised, "The Greatest Opportunity Ever Offered the Homeseeker & Investor. Manless land for the Landless Man. Five Years Ago No One Would Have believed It, But We Will Show You Land That is Making $ 1,000 Per Acre in Money Crops, Land Just Like It Can Be Bought for $ 15.00 Per Acre . . . 1,000,000 Acres to Choose From . . . Special Excursions From Autherland McConnell & CO., Via Two Railroads of Georgia & Atlantic Coast Lines.


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Halfern, Albert von. Scenen aus den Kampfen der Indianer Floorida's Gegen die Wessen, Oder Der Letzte der Seminolen. Nebst Ruckblick Auf Die Zustande der Vereinigten Staaten; 2 Ausg. Dresden: Arnoldische Buchhandlung (Braunschweig, Druck von Gebruder Meyer), 1848. 311 pp.

Hughes, William. The American Physitian; Or, a Treatise of the Roots, Plants, Trees, Shrubs, Fruit, Herbs, &C. Growing in the English Plantations in America . . .Whereunto is Added a Discourse of the Cacao-Nut-Tree, And the Use of Its Fruit; With All the Ways of Making of Chocolate. The Like Never Extant Before. London: Printed by J. C. for William Crook . . ., 1672. 159 pp. plus [5]pp. of advertisements. This work is bound in modern crimson gilt calf, spine gilt extra and gilt inner dentelles.

Hutton, W. H. H. Two letters, signed, written in 1869 by a U.S. Army Hospital Steward stationed at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Florida. March 14, 1869. October 6, 1869. [12]pp. Written on single-fold lined paper.

Jefferson, Thomas. A manuscript letter, signed, to Juan Nepomonco D’Quesada, Spanish Governor of Florida]. New York. Aug 12, 1790. [2]pp. Written on Single Folio Sheet. This extraordinary letter bears a a horizontal crease repaired with tape. The text is written in a secretarial hand and boldly signed, "Th: Jefferson," on verso. The letter is housed in a blue, half morocco box.

Jefferys, Thomas. A Description of the Spanish Islands and Settlements on the Coast of the West Indies, Comp. From Authentic Memoirs, Rev. by Gentlemen Who Have Resided Many Years in the Spanish Settlement; and Illustrated with Thirty-Two Maps and Plans, Chiefly from the Original Drawings Taken from the Spaniards in the Last War, and Engraved by Thomas Jefferys . . . London: T. Jefferys, 1762. 105 pp. This copy is rebound in modern half polished calf skin and lacks the original frontispiece map. This chart is replaced by a map of the West Indies from Adolf Stieler’s "Hand-Atlas. Neue Ausg. 1834.".


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Martyr, Peter. . . . De Rebus Oceanicis & Orbe Novo Decades Tres: Quibus Quicquid de Inventis Nuper Terris Traditum, Novarum Rerum Cupidum Lectorem Retinere Possit, Copiose, Fideliter, Eruditeque Docetur. Eiusdem Praeterea Legationis Babylonicae Libri Tres . . . Basle: Joannes Bebelius, 1533. This volume of ninety-two leaves bear a title page vignette. The folio binding is eighteenth century gilt calf, expertly rebacked in uniform style, with spine gilt and raised bands. A few very minor contemporary marginal notes appear on the later leaves. This is a very handsome copy of an important rarity, with the bookplate of Lord Dinorben.

Middleton, David. Voyage Na West-Indien, Gedaan Door David Middleton, Met Kapiteyn Michael Geare, In 'T Jaar 1601. Mitsgadersde Scheeps-Togt Georg Weymouth, Gedaan In 'T Jaar 1602. Om In Het Noord-Westen Een Opening Na China Te Ontdekken. . . Leyden. 1706.

Mitchell, John. The Present State of Great Britain and North America, With Regard to Agriculture, Population, Trade, and Manufacturers, Impartially Considered . . . London. 1767. 363 pp. With errata sheet.

Muir, John. A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf. Boston & New York. 1916.

Norton, Lemuel. Autobiography of Lemuel Norton: Including an Account of His Early Life - Two Years in a Printing Office - Eleven Years at Sea, In Which He was Twice Shipwrecked, and Experienced Several Narrow Escapes from Death. Concord: Fogg, Hadley & Co., 1864. 192 pp.

Oldmixon, John. The British Empire in America Containing the History of the Discovery, Settlement, Progress and State of the British Colonies on the Continent and Islands of America. London, 1741. Two volumes. 567 pp.; 478pp. plus eight folding maps. This contemporary calf, binding is expertly rebacked in uniform contemporary style, with spines gilt and leather labels. The map of North America is detached.

Onis, Luis de: Memoria Sobre las Negociaciones Entre Espana y Los Estados Unidos De America, que Dieron Motivo al Tratado de 1819. Con Una Noticia Sobre la Estadistica de Aquel Pais Acompana un Apendice, que Contiene Documentos Importantes Para Mayor Ilustracion del Asunto. Madrid: Imprenta de D. M. de Burgos. 1820. 70 pp. This volume bears a late nineteenth century half Spanish sheep binding and marbled boards, with a leather label.

Onis, Luis de. Observations On the Conducts of Our Executive Towards Spain. [Georgetown. 1813]. 25 pp. This volume bears a modern three quarter calf binding with marbled boards. The printed wrappers are lacking.

Robins, Benjamin. Observations On the Present Convention with Spain. London. 1739. 60 pp. This unusual work bears a calf backed binding with marbled boards, and a recent leather label. An armorial bookplate is located on the inside front cover.

Ross, Alexandro. Der Gantzen Welt Religionen . . . In Asia, Africa, America, Und Europa . . . Amsterdam, 1667. 694 pp. 6 leaves, folding plates. This volume is housed in the original full vellum binding.


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Stevens, Charles. Sailor Boy’s Experience. Napanee, Ontario. 1892. 107, [1]pp. plus eleven plates ( some one-color tinted). This volume is bound in the original printed wrappers, although the spine is chipped and the backstrip is mostly gone.

To Capitalists. The Advantages To Be Derived From Making Salt at Key West, Must Be Apparent To All Who Have Attended To the Manufacturing of the Article at Home, and To Its Importation From Foreign Ports. New York: Joseph C. Spear, Printer, 1829. 2 pp.

A True and Authentic Account of the Indian War in Florida, Giving the Particulars Respecting the Murder of Widow Robbins, and the Providential Escape of Her Daughter Aurelia, and Her Lover, Mr. Charles Somers, After Suffering Almost Innumerable Hardships. The Whole Compiled From the Most Authentic Sources . . . New York: Saunders & Van Welt, 1836. 28 pp.

Trumbull, Henry. History of the Discovery of America: Of the Landing of Our Forefathers at Plymouth, and of Their Most Remarkable Engagements with the Indians in New England . . . To Which is Annexed the Particulars of Almost Every Important Engagements with the Savages at the Westward to the Present Day. Including the Defeat of Generals Braddock, Harmer and St. Clair, By the Indians at the Westward; The Creek and Seminole War &C. Boston, 1832. 256 pp.

Vignoles, Charles. The History of the Floridas, From the Discovery by Cabot, in 1497, to the Cession of the Same to the United States, in 1821. With Observations on the Climate, Soil and Productions. Brooklyn, N.Y. 1824. 219 pp. This volume includes an errata leaf and is bound in antique speckled calf, with spine gilt, and a leather label.