By Samuel J. Hough
This unusual catalogue of the Lesser Antilles offers wide, specified descriptions of roughly 1000 published books and 1000 manuscripts that Walter Beinecke, Jr., amassed over a number of many years and donated to Hamilton collage in Clinton, big apple, the place he's a trustee. the gathering contains thousands of infrequent unique files, fifty maps, plantation studies, correspondence, and oil work and watercolors. The catalogue of the Walter Beinecke, Jr., assortment describes distinct manuscript fabric and plenty of infrequent books extra absolutely than formerly on hand in bibliographies. The Houghs have utilized complex bibliographical wisdom to this paintings and in a few circumstances have further cogent old annotation. The collection's content material addresses problems with huge foreign significance. complete figuring out of the early background of the U.S. can top be accomplished by means of learning interplay one of the ecu states and the Antilles, in addition to the economic connection among the continental colonies and the Antilles. in the course of the century and a part represented during this assortment, England grew from a northern eu energy to a dominant global energy, its progress principally funded by way of wealth supplied from the Indies.
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In Venetia, Appresso i Sessa. [M. D. XCVIII: 1598] 8vo. , 507 woodcuts. 5 cm. Title in ornamental woodcut border. Colophon (in a border): [Printer's Device] In Venetia, M. D. XCVIII . Apresso Gio. Bernardo Sessa. Text in Italian and Latin on recto of each folio; cuts, each within ornamental border, on versos. "De gli habiti dell'America," leaves 488507. The woodcuts, designed by Cesare Vecelio, were probably cut by Cristoph Crieger (see Thieme-Becker under Chrieger). First published Venice, 1590 without American material.
186 numbered leaves, 22 leaves, incl. plate, portrait. 20 cm. §-§§8, A2C8; 2C7 verso and 2C8 verso blank) Title vignette (coat of arms). v; "Compendio de la sphera" at leaves 181186. Leaves 36 through 40 and 182 incorrectly numbered 56 through 60 and 187 respectively. Describes tactics developed by Spanish soldiers for fighting natives of South America. For description see Gallardo's Ensayo de una biblioteca española de libros raros y curiosos, 1889, t. 4 col. 908916. This copy lacks leaf Cc8.
1598), he had attempted to resolve the three-decade-old revolt of his Dutch subjects. Upon accession to the throne, his son Philip III continued that policy. Conditions for Dutch submission are spelled out in this letter from the young king. Among the concessions is the possibility, mentioned on p. , of opening legal trade in the East and West Indies to the Dutch. The commentary printed in the margins of the letter savagely attacks Spanish tyranny, including cruelties in the West Indies (p. ), and rejects the offer of trade.