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. GARDINER, John Smallman.

    The Art and the Pleasures of Hare-Hunting....

    London: Printed by R. Griffith … 1750.

    First edition, scarce, an eloquent and...

    £1250

  2. [GARDONE Valtrompia].

    COMINAZZI, Marco. Cenni sulla fabbrica...

    Brescia, F. Speranza, 1850.

    First edition, very rare, with apparently...

    £1000

  3. MEER, Hans van der.

    Hollandse Velden.

    Amsterdam, De Verbeelding, 1998.

    First edition, first printing. ‘Van der...

    £250

  4. [NORTH, Roger].

    A discourse of fish and fish-ponds…

    London, E. Curll, 1713.

    First edition. A popular treatise on freshwater...

    £650

  5. RAMUS, Petrus.

    P. Rami ... Oratio de legatione.

    Paris, Andreas Wechel, 1557.

    First (?) edition: a fascinating pamphlet...

    £800

  6. SPORTSMAN’S EVENING BRUSH (The),

    consisting of the best and most approved...

    London; Printed for J. Roach … and sold...

    First edition of a scarce compilation of...

    £1250

  7. TIPHAIGNE DE LA ROCHE, Charles-François.

    Essai sur l’histoire oeconomique des...

    Paris, Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bauche, 1760.

    First edition. The author, doctor of the...

    £450

  8. ZORGDRAGER, Cornelis Giisbertsz.

    Bloeijende Opkomst der aloude en hedendaagsche...

    In s’Gravenhage [The Hague], By P. van...

    Second edition, corrected, brought up to...

    £3500