Travel

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We stock Western books in European languages, generally – but not exclusively – published before circa 1850. We are especially interested in early travel accounts – from the late fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries – in all areas beyond Europe.

Geographical regions in which we have tended to specialise include the Pacific and its surrounding countries – South America, the Northwest Coast of America, Japan, China, the maritime regions of Asia, including the Philippines and Indonesia, and Australia. Books on Africa, the polar regions, manuscripts and separately published maps are also handled.
  1. ACCOUNT OF THE MOST REMARKABLE VOYAGES (An)

    from the Discovery of America by Columbus...

    London: William Darton and Son … 1831.

    First and only edition of a compendium...

    £250

  2. AEMYLIUS, Paulus (Paolo EMILIO).

    ...

    Paris, Michel Vascosan, 1550.

    Early editions of the three classical complementary...

    £750

  3. ALBERT VICTOR, Prince, GEORGE, Prince of Wales, and DALTON, John Neale.

    The cruise of her Majesty’s Ship ‘Bacchante’...

    London, Macmillan and Co., 1886.

    First edition. An account of the three-year...

    £320

  4. ALEMAN, Mateo.

    Primera parte de la vida del Picaro Guzman...

    Çaragoça, Angelo Tavanno, 1603.

    Rare early edition of the prototype of...

    £3500

  5. ALVAREZ DE ARENALES, Jose.

    Noticias historicas y descriptivas sobre...

    Montevideo, [Imprenta del Comercio del...

    First published in 1833. This analysis...

    £450

  6. [AMERICAN NAVY.]

    The American Navy with an introduction...

    Chicago, Geo. M. Hill & Co., 1898.

    First editions. These works were issued...

    £95

  7. ANDREADES, Andreas Michael.

    De la monnaie et de la puissance d’achat...

    Liège, Imprimerie H. Vaillant-Carmanne, 1924.

    An offprint, with its own title-page and...

    £45

  8. [ANON].

    The Dutch drawn to the life…

    London, for Thomas Johnson and H. Marsh, 1664.

    First edition. The book is written as a...

    £1400

  9. [ANON].

    Il Corrispondente triestino ovvero lettere...

    Venice, Silvestro Gnoato, 1805.

    Very rare. We are able to trace an edition...

    £175

  10. ANSON, George, Lord.

    A Voyage round the World, in the Years...

    London: John and Paul Knapton for the...

    First edition. ‘Anson’s voyage...

    £3000

  11. [ARMY MEDICAL BOARD.]

    Proceedings and report of a special medical...

    London, printed for L. B. Seeley and C....

    First edition. An account of the...

    £675

  12. [ARP]

    County of the Isle of Ely, Public Air Raid...

    County Air Raid Precautions Committee,...

    A very rare survival from the Second World...

    £300

  13. ATABEY, Sefik E. – Leonora NAVARI.

    The Ottoman World. The Sefik E. Atabey...

    London: Bernard J. Shapero, 1998.

    First and only edition, limited to 750...

    £600

  14. [AYMÉ, Jean Jacques.]

    Déportation et naufrage de J. J. Aymé,...

    Paris, Maradan, [1800].

    First edition. An account of Aymé’s...

    £375

  15. [BARBON, Nicholas].

    A discourse of trade. By N. B, M. D.

    London, Thomas Milbourn for the author, 1690.

    First edition of the author’s major work,...

    £32500

  16. BARNARD, Frederick Lamport.

    A Three Years’ Cruize in the Mozambique...

    London: Schulze and Co. for Richard Bentley,...

    First edition. ‘The expedition left Mauritius...

    £2750

  17. BARRÉS DU MOLARD, Alphonse, vicomte.

    Mémoires sur la guerre de la Navarre et...

    Paris: Imprimerie de Louis Perrin for...

    First edition. A history of the...

    £400

  18. BARRINGTON, George.

    A Voyage to Botany Bay with a Description...

    London: C. Lowndes for H.D. Symonds, [c....

    First and only combined edition, second...

    £3000