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. VICTORIA, Crown Princess of Sweden.

    Vom Nil. Tagebuchblätter während des Aufenthalts in Egypten im Winter 1890/91... Mit Lichtdruckbildern...

    Karlsruhe: G. Braun’sche Hofbuchdruckerei, 1892.

    First edition, printed for private circulation. Vom Nil records a journey along the Nile made between October 1890 and April 1891 by Princess Victoria of Baden (1862–1930), later Queen Victoria of Sweden (queen consort 1907–1930).

    £1800

  2. VILLEHARDOUIN, Geoffroy de (Charles du Fresne DU CANGE, editor).

    Histoire de l’empire de Constantinople sous les empereurs françois,...

    Paris, Imprimerie Royale, 1657.

    First collected edition, comprising the third edition of Villehardouin’s chronicle, edited and translated by Du Cange, and the first edition of Du Cange’s history of the Latin empire in the Levant. The original and modern French versions of Villehardouin’s chronicle are printed on opposite pages....

    £1400

  3. [VILLENEUVE, Daniel Jost de].

    Le Voyageur philosophe dans un pais inconnu aux habitans de la Terre … Par M. Listonai. Tome premier...

    Amsterdam, ‘aux depens de l’éditeur’, 1761.

    First edition. In this account of a dreamed lunar citadel, Sélénopolis, the author (of whom little is known) explores a classic theme of Enlightenment thought – the comparison between the natural and the social state of man. The work is particularly notable for its ideas on technology, aviation...

    £2250

  4. [YULE, Adam and] James Reid M’GAVIN, editor.

    Perils by Sea and Land: a Narrative of the Loss of the Brig Australia by Fire, on...

    Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, and London: Murray and Gibb for William Oliphant & Sons, David Robertson, W. Curry and Co., and Hamilton, Adams...

    First edition in book form. Perils by Sea and Land was first published in the United Secession Magazine, and is an account of the brig Australia, captained by Adam Yule and bound for Sydney, which set sail from Leith on 2 October 1840 with a ‘general cargo of merchandize’,...

    £750

  5. ZUNTZ, Nathan, and others.

    Höhenklima und Bergwanderungen in ihrer Wirkung auf den Menschen. Ergebnisse experimenteller Forschungen...

    Berlin, Bong & Co., 1906.

    First edition. An exhaustive study of the effects of high altitude, cold and physical exertion on the muscles and respiratory system. The numerous tables contain detailed scientific observations carried out on the authors during their ascents of Monte Rosa and the Rothorn. These mountains are the subjects...

    £185