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Bebe Nicholas Books
Bebe Nicholas
P.O. Box 825 Lawai HI 96765
808-335-3778
www.brunias.com
bebenicholas@gmail.com
Hawaiiana, Caribbean Maps and Prints

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A VOYAGE TO THE ISLANDS OF JAMAICA, MADERA, BARBADOES, NIEVES, ST.CHRISTORPHER. Sir Hans Sloane. London, 1727.

The first publication to describe and illustrate the flora and fauna of Jamaica. Sir Hans Sloane was a collector and physician, visiting Jamaica in 1687, he collected 800 new species. On his death in 1753 he bequeathed this important collection to the British nation and this founded the British Museum. Volume 2 only (of 2), but containing 134 mostly folding copper plate engravings of superior quality. Volume 1 was published some 20 years earlier and often is not with this volume. Good condition,missing front cover,otherwise all text and plates are in fairly good condition,original binding,folio edition.

Genre: National History

Price $7500.00

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Civil and Natural History of Jamaica. Patrick Browne. London, 1756.

The Civil and Natural History of Jamaica in Three Parts. printed London 1756 and sold by T.Osborne and J.Shipton, Gray's InnFirst edition, VERY RARE being the only edition to be published with the two maps and 49 further copper plate engravings of fish, insects and plants, by the famous engraver G.EHRET. (Stating 50 plates at front but correct with 49) All the copper plates and original drawings were lost in a fire at Cornhill in 1765, the second edition of the book contained only a map of Jamaica, new indexes and no plates. Magnificent chart of Kingston and Port Royal area (27"x19") large cartouche, shading to fields, outline of town, further Correct Map of Jamaica with cartouche title, well deatiled (21"x10"). Plates and contents generally very good, a few front leaves with very mild stains, some mild overall age toning. 490 pages plus index, preface etc., Folio in modern calf. Last sold at auction in 1986.

Price $7500.00

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Hutchings' (Revived) Almanac,for the year 1827. David Young. 1827, New York, John Montgomery.

51st OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE,containing: The Rising,Setting and Eclipses of the Sun and Moon; Aspects of the Planets Judgment of the Weather; the time of High Water at New york, &e. Together with variety of Useful and Entertaining Articles. Very Rare. Weak paper, some stain on from page.

Genre: American Independence

Price $10,000.00

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In an Old Hawaiian Garden. T.J. Mundorff. 1947

An album of Hawaii's Flowers. Sign "ALOHA DON BLANDING" Words Pictures by DON BLANDING. Floral Pictures by T.J. Mundorff. He was born in 1910 in Pittsburgh, educated at the prestigious private school of Punaho Honolulu. He returned to mainland after graduation, worked for Ford Motor Co. painting cars. He returned to Hawaii in 1936 where he opened his first Artist studio called "Hawaiian Pallet". He was considerable talented, especially with air-brush and produced a prolific amount of paintings. He died in 1969.

Condition: Uncut pages,excellent condition. quarto edition. Original Hard cover.

Genre: Illustrated Botanical Hawaii

Price $650.00


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