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. ALVAREZ DE ARENALES, Jose.

    Noticias historicas y descriptivas sobre...

    Montevideo, [Imprenta del Comercio del...

    First published in 1833. This analysis...

    £450

  2. [ANON].

    Il Corrispondente triestino ovvero lettere...

    Venice, Silvestro Gnoato, 1805.

    Very rare. We are able to trace an edition...

    £175

  3. [BARBON, Nicholas].

    A discourse of trade. By N. B, M. D.

    London, Thomas Milbourn for the author, 1690.

    First edition of the author’s major work,...

    £32500

  4. BARNARD, Frederick Lamport.

    A Three Years’ Cruize in the Mozambique...

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

    First edition. ‘The expedition left Mauritius...

    £2750

  5. CARBONARO, J.

    A. Nouveau traité d’arithmètique.

    Tournay, Blanquart, 1800.

    First edition, very rare, of a book on...

    £1200

  6. CHILD, Josiah.

    A new discourse of trade, wherein is recommended...

    London, T. Sowle, 1698.

    Third edition with this title. The work...

    £700

  7. CLARK, Charles, Jamaican merchant.

    Autograph letter signed (‘Charles Clark’)...

    Kingston, Jamaica, 10 November 1781.

    An interesting letter sending news of trade...

    £250

  8. [CLIFFORD, Jeronimy].

    The case of Jeronimy Clifford, merchant...

    [London, n.p., 1711].

    First extended account of Clifford’s...

    £1250

  9. DELLA TORRE, Raffaele.

    Tractatus de cambiis.

    Genoa, Pietro Giovanni Calenzano, 1641.

    First edition of this monumental work on...

    £1250

  10. [ENGLAND].

    Report from the select committee of the...

    London, James Ridgeway, 1814.

    First edition of the sixteen-page Commons...

    £300

  11. [FASCISM.]

    Ordinamento Corporativo dello Stato Fascista.

    Padua, Edizione di propaganda corporative,...

    Italian Fascism primarily followed the...

    £2500

  12. FISHER, George.

    The instructor: or, young man’s best...

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

    Second edition, (first, 1727). ‘Volumes...

    £850

  13. FOSTER, John Leslie.

    An essay on the principle of commercial...

    London, J. Hatchard, 1804.

    First edition of a contemporary response...

    £2250

  14. [GREAT BRITAIN: PARLIAMENT].

    [Drop-head title:] ‘An act for repealing...

    London, Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1787.

    Rare first edition of the consolidation...

    £2750

  15. HURRY, Thomas.

    Tables of interest, from one pound to five...

    One of two editions published in 1786,...

    £350

  16. JACOBS, H. W.

    Betterment Briefs. A Collection of Published...

    New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1909.

    Second, definitive edition. ‘The nucleus...

    £220

  17. JACOB, William.

    Report on the Trade in Foreign Corn, and...

    London, James Ridgway, 1826.

    First edition; two further editions were...

    £220

  18. JACOB, William.

    An Historical Inquiry into the production...

    London, John Murray, 1831.

    First edition. William Jacob (1762?–1851)...

    £400

  19. LEVI, Leone.

    Manual of the mercantile law of Great Britain...

    London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1854.

    First edition. ‘The present volume contains...

    £250

  20. LEYBOURN, William.

    Panarithmologia: or the trader’s sure...

    New corrected and enlarged edition, first...

    £150