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A Narrative of Missionary Enterprises in the South Sea Islands; With Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions, and Usages of the Inhabitants. [Association Rev. George Cheyne]

By: Williams, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: London, J. Snow, 1837

Edition: First Edition


X, 589, ad. Folding map. Color frontis, engraved vignette on title, all plates and engravings present as called, some plates still have the tissue guard. 1st edition, second thousand. With a very interest Canadian/English provenance: the first free endpaper has a gift inscripted "Presented by Col. Forlong of 43rd Regiment to his much esteemed friend Rev. G. Cheyne. Amherstburg." The 43rd was in Canada and "went to New Brunswick in 1835, and was one of the reg... View more info

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Cook's Handbook to Florence With Plans

By: N/a

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Thos. Cook & Son / Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co., 1912


68 pp. Index and advertisements at rear. Fold out map of Florence at front. Grey hardcover with image of Florentine church on front cover. Book is in fair condition. Wear along edges and significant wear at base of spine. Interior is clean with no marks. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Egeria's Travels Newly Translated with Supporting Documents and Notes

By: Wilkinson, John; Egeria

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Warminster, Aris & Phillips, 1982

Edition: Second Edition


Xv, 354 pp. Addenda, bibliography, indices. Illustrated with many maps and plans. Black dust jacket with gilt is clean with just a bit of shelf wear, front cover of book has slight fade at bottom edge. Interior has neat owner inscript with date, otherwise clean and unmarked. First edition by Wilkinson published in 1971, this edition updated and with his preface. The travels of the Christian woman Egeria in the 4th century to Egypt, Syria, Turkey and the Holy Land, from a... View more info

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Fiddlers and Whores The Candid Memoirs of a Surgeon in Nelson's Fleet

By: Lowry, James

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishers, 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


192 pp. Notes and index at rear. Signed by author with dedication on front fly page. Pink/blue DJ with image of 19th century ship of the line on front cover. DJ in good condition, clean with no marks and wear. Burgundy cloth boards. Book is in excellent condition, clean with no marks or wear. ; 7.10 X 4.50 X 0.90 inches; 208 pages; Signed by Author View more info

Guide Du Tourisme Automobile et Aerien Au Sahara. 1936

By: Societe Anonyme Francaise Des Petroles Shell

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Alger, Shell, 1936


191 pp. Large folding map of the Sahara, illustrated with many sepia photographic plates and text maps. In French. Red leatherett with gilt with golden shell on the front cover. Joints are cracking, spine backstrip threatening to come away, corners bit rubbed, spine tips worn. Interior hinges cracking, general age to the paper but otherwise clean and unmarked. A beautiful little travel guide from one of the most dangerous and exotic of areas in the days before satell... View more info

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Hotspur's Cruise in the Aegean

By: Loomis, Alfred F.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith, 1931

Edition: First Edition


239 pp + [iv]. Illustrated with a track chart, with 8 pages of photographs and chapter decorations by Hartmann. Aegean blue dust jacket showing the ship is tattered and in 3 pieces with most of the spine section vanished. Book itself is sunned at spine and back cover, a little rubbing at spine tips. Interior has a Ship Chandler stamp from Piraeus with a small sticker scar, otherwise clean and unmarked. Journeyman writer and traveler writes of antiquities of the Aegean ... View more info

Huc and Gabet: Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China 1844-1846 . Volume Two

By: Sir E. Denison Ross and Eileen Power

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Harper & Brothers, 1928


viii + 406 pps. Index. Dark red cloth, spine tips slightly worn.. Pages inexpertly cut. Hinge cracked. Library stamps in interior of covers. Otherwise clean, faint pencil on front cover/fly page.; Ex-Library; 8vo - over 7" - 9" Tall View more info

I Libri Di Viaggio e Le Guide Della Raccolta, Luigi Vittorio, Fossati Bellani. Catalogo Descrittivo. Vol. I

By: Pescarzoli, Antonio, Compiler

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Storrs-Mansfield, CT, Maurizio Martino Publisher,

Edition: Reprint


LXVIII + 637 pp. Reprint of the 1957 edition, limited to 300 copies. N.D. Illustrated with facs of title pages. Volume I of a very important bibliography of travel books. Includes volumes from around the world but focuses primarily on Italian books. Definitive. Handsome mid-green cloth with gilt to spine is bright and clean, interior bright clean and essentially as new.; Limited Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

I Libri Di Viaggio e Le Guide Della Raccolta, Luigi Vittorio, Fossati Bellani. Catalogo Descrittivo. Vol. III

By: Pescarzoli, Antonio, Compiler

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Storrs-Mansfield, CT, Maurizio Martino Publisher,

Edition: Reprint


659 pp. Reprint of the 1957 edition, limited to 300 copies. N.D. Illustrated with facs of title pages. Volume III of a very important bibliography of travel books. Includes volumes from around the world but focuses primarily on Italian books. Definitive. Handsome mid-green cloth with gilt to spine is bright and clean, fore-edge has faint fingerprint mark, interior bright clean and essentially as new.; Limited Edition; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Impresiones De Viage. La Villa Palmieri

By: Dumas, Alejandro

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Paris, Libreria De Rosa y Bouret, 1866


360 pp, con indice. En Espanol. Brown ribbed Victorian cloth with blind stamped decoration is chipped and worn at the edges. Spine gilt is bright, spine tips are chipped. Interior has owner's name of Lawrence Waters Jenkins, who was head of the Peabody Museum, yellow end papers have a small scar, half title has "1st Italian edition" written in pencil (obviously, this is a Spanish edition, not the Italian). Title page has some foxing as do the last few pages... View more info

Impressions et Observations Dans Un Voyage a Tenerife

By: Mascart, Jean

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Paris, Ernest Flammarion,

Edition: First Edition


366 pp. 212 illustrations, including photos and maps. (illustre de 212 reproductions d'apres les photographies de l'auteur). In French. n.d. but circa 1912. Presumed 1st. Mascart was an astronomer at l'Observatoire de Paris. Under the auspices of the Association Internationale Contre la Tuberculose, he organized a scientific mission to the island of Tenerife to study radiation, atmospheric and meteorological findings, and to establish a research centre in the mountai... View more info

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Incidents of travel and adventure in the far West : with Col. Fremont's last expedition across the Rocky Mountains : including three months' residence in Utah, and a perilous trip across the great American desert to the Pacific With frontis, dedication and 2 plates

By: Carvalho, S.N. (Solomon Nunes) (1815-1897)

Price: $675.00

Publisher: New York, Cincinnati, Derby & Jackson; H.W. Derby & Co., 1857

Edition: First Edition


xvi, 17-250, 130, [iv]. First American edition, first issue with frontispiece and 2 plates. Publisher's ads at rear, dedication page to Mrs. Fremont is present. In Good condition. Brown blind-stamped cloth with some rubbing at corners and edges, elaborately gilt spine, top and bottom of spine a bit rubbed. Yellow end papers with owner inscript in two places (Merrill O. Luce of Middlesex, VT, a Civil War veteran), some moderate foxing throughout, frontis and 2 plates are... View more info

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Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 & 1797 With a Memoir of the Author

By: Baily, Francis (1774-1844) ; Herschel, Sir John

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Baily Brothers, 1856

Edition: First Edition


xii + 439 pp. Title page with presentation inscription from the author's sister: "From Miss Baily, Tavistock Place." Original blind stamped ochre cloth and green endpapers, with the binder's sticker "Westley's, London". Boards have minor wear, spine gilt is faded but still legible, spine head and tail are rubbed and a bit worn. Interior hinges cracked, foxing throughout but particularly at the end and the beginning of the book, sewing showing. A bit shake... View more info

Land of Elephants; Big-Game Hunting in Kenya, Tanganyika and Uganda

By: Szechenyi, Count Zsigmond

Price: $275.00

Publisher: London, Putnam, 1935

Edition: First Edition


208 pp,+ xi. Map, lavishly illustrated b&w photos. Translated from the Hungarian by Ralph Murray. First English edition, published one year after the Hungarian edition. Inscribed (by P. Steinkamp, Jr.?) "To Mrs. H. Lerner the Slayer of Lions from a Boer, Capetown 1937". Helen Lerner was the wife of Michael Lerner, founder of Lerner's Dept. Stores. Both Lerners were avid hunters and fishermen, they founded the Int'l Game Fish Assoc., were photographed with Hem... View more info

Lettres De Georges Bizet. Impressions De Rome (1857-1860), La Commune (1871)

By: Bizet, Georges. Preface De Louis Ganderax

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy,


liii + 325 pp + table. No date, circa 1900. The letters of composer Bizet, in French. 1/2 leather. Handsome leather spine with 4 raised bands, gilt decorations, leather bit dry and faded. Marbled boards with some rubbing at edges. Interior marbled end papers are clean, paper is a little browned, occasional foxing, but otherwise unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info