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. AEMYLIUS, Paulus (Paolo EMILIO).

    ...

    Paris, Michel Vascosan, 1550.

    Early editions of the three classical complementary...

    £750

  2. 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

  3. [AMERICAN NAVY.]

    The American Navy with an introduction...

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

    First editions. These works were issued...

    £95

  4. 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

  5. [ANON].

    The Dutch drawn to the life…

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

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

    £1400

  6. [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

  7. [ARP]

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

    County Air Raid Precautions Committee,...

    A very rare survival from the Second World...

    £300

  8. [AYMÉ, Jean Jacques.]

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

    Paris, Maradan, [1800].

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

    £375

  9. 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

  10. [BARRINGTON, William Wildman, viscount.]

    Considerations on the bill for the better...

    London, printed for M. Cooper, 1749.

    First edition. A defence of the 1749 Navy...

    £75

  11. BAUR, Fidelis.

    Geschichte der Hohenzollernschen Staaten...

    Sigmaringen, Bucher & Liener, 1834–6.

    First edition. Perched on the Zollenberg,...

    £350

  12. BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas.

    Essai géographique sur les Isles Britanniques.

    Paris, Didot, 1757.

    First edition. A description of the British...

    £1500

  13. BENTHAM, Jeremy.

    Plan of Parliamentary Reform, in the Form...

    London: Printed in the Year 1817. Re-printed...

    First edition thus of an inexpensive reprint...

    £225

  14. BRENTON, Sir Jahleel.

    Five aquatint plates of the battle of Algeciras.

    London, Edward Harding, 1801–1802.

    This series illustrates various actions...

    £9500

  15. CAESAR.

    Caii Julii Caesaris invictissimi i[m]peratoris...

    (Colophon) Venice, Agostino Zani, 17 August...

    A handsome copy of the first illustrated...

    £4000

  16. CAREY, Henry Charles.

    Principles of social science.

    Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1858-1860.

    First edition, a very attractive copy,...

    £1500

  17. [CHINESE HISTORY]

    Eastern anecdotes of exemplary characters,...

    London, Samson Low, 1799.

    First edition. Using a selection of historical...

    £1250

  18. COLOMB, Philip Howard.

    Naval warfare. Its ruling principles and...

    London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1895.

    First published in 1891. The author notes...

    £425

  19. [DESJARDINS, C.

    L. G.] Campagnes des Français en Italie,...

    Paris, chez Ponthieu, 1802.

    First published as Campagnes des Français...

    £975