Travel

Contact Jonathan Harrison, Alex Day, Andrea Mazzocchi or Katherine Thorn

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. [DEFOE, Daniel].

    Observations on the Fifth Article of the...

    Edinburgh, 1706

    Sole edition. Before the Treaty of Union,...

    £950

  2. GEE, Joshua.

    The trade and navigation of Great-Britain...

    London, A. Bettesworth, C. Hitch … and...

    Fourth edition of Gee’s most important...

    £450

  3. GRIFFITHS, Anselm John.

    Observations on some points of seamanship;...

    Cheltenham, printed by J. J. Hadley, 1824.

    First edition. The Observations...

    £600

  4. JACOBS, H. W.

    Betterment Briefs. A Collection of Published...

    New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1909.

    Second, definitive edition. ‘The nucleus...

    £220

  5. [SHIPWRECK.]

    A Narrative of the Loss of the Royal George,...

    Portsea: Printed & published by S. Horsey,...

    Fifth edition, updated to include the third...

    £400

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

    Perils by Sea and Land: a Narrative of...

    Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin, and London:...

    First edition in book form. Perils...

    £750