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. ALEMAN, Mateo.

    Primera parte de la vida del Picaro Guzman...

    Çaragoça, Angelo Tavanno, 1603.

    Rare early edition of the prototype of...

    £3500

  3. ANSON, George, Lord.

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

    London: John and Paul Knapton for the...

    First edition. ‘Anson’s voyage...

    £3000

  4. 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

  5. BARNARD, Frederick Lamport.

    A Three Years’ Cruize in the Mozambique...

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

    First edition. ‘The expedition left Mauritius...

    £2750

  6. 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

  7. BARROW, Sir John, Bt.

    Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa....

    London: Strahan and Preston for T. Cadell...

    ‘Second and best edition’, with...

    £2500

  8. BLIGH, William.

    A Narrative of the Mutiny, on Board His...

    London, George Nicol, 1790.

    First edition. Bligh’s own account...

    £7500

  9. BLIGH, William.

    A voyage to the South Sea . . . for the...

    London, George Nicol, 1790.

    The rare composite issue of the first...

    £30000

  10. [BOARD GAME.]

    Nuovo e nobile divertimento del viaggio...

    Milan, Gaetano Bianchi, [c. 1760].

    An ingenious eighteenth-century Italian...

    £5000

  11. BONVALOT, Gabriel.

    Du Caucase aux Indes à travers le Pamir.

    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1889.

    First edition. The French orientalist...

    £500

  12. BOUGAINVILLE, Louis Antoine de, comte.

    A Voyage round the World ... In the years...

    Nourse and T. Davies, 1772.

    First English edition. The first...

    £5500

  13. BRENET, Albert.

    Aeromaritime.

    Paris, Mont-Louis, Clermont Ferrand, c. 1930.

    In the 1930s, commercial aviation was in...

    £1500

  14. BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE.

    Report of the First [-Eighth] Meetings.

    London, John Murray, 1833-39.

    ‘The principal effort in the initial...

    £1200

  15. [BRUNEL, Antoine de.]

    A journey into Spain.

    London, printed for Henry Herringman, 1670.

    First edition in English. A free and abridged...

    £950

  16. BURGESS, Walter William, artist.

    Bits of Old Chelsea. A Series of Forty-One...

    London: Ballantyne, Hanson & Co. for Kegan...

    First edition, limited to 110 copies,...

    £7500

  17. CAMPANELLA, Tommaso.

    De Monarchia Hispanica. Editio novissima,...

    Amsterdam, Elzevir, 1641.

    Second Elzevir edition in Latin of Campanella’s...

    £250

  18. CAMPANELLA, Tommaso.

    A discourse touching the Spanish monarchy....

    London, printed for Philemon Stephens...

    First edition in English. The translator’s...

    £7500

  19. CARDONNEL, Adam de.

    Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland [I–II] …

    London: Printed for the Author, and sold...

    First edition, the very rare issue with...

    £975