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. ALEMAN, Mateo.

    Primera parte de la vida del Picaro Guzman...

    Çaragoça, Angelo Tavanno, 1603.

    Rare early edition of the prototype...

    £2500

  2. ALMEIDA, Theodoro de.

    Lisboa destruida poema, author o P. Theodoro...

    Lisbon, Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo,...

    First edition of this poem in six cantos,...

    £400

  3. ALVAREZ DE ARENALES, Jose.

    Noticias historicas y descriptivas sobre...

    Montevideo, [Imprenta del Comercio del...

    Rare second edition, after the first of...

    £200

  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...

    £975

  6. [ANON.]

    ‘Voyage en Italie et au Midi de la France...

    [Geneva, c. April 1891].

    A handsome, illustrated travel journal...

    £1600

  7. [ANON.]

    Microselene. Curioso viaggio etereo di...

    Milan, Angelo Stanislao Brambilla, 1824.

    First edition of an innovative early Italian...

    £950

  8. [ANON]

    The history of two acts: entitled, an Act...

    London, G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796.

    First edition of this account of the Pitt...

    £750

  9. [ARP.]

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

    County Air Raid Precautions Committee,...

    A very rare survival from the Second...

    £300

  10. ASTLEY, Philip.

    Astley’s System of equestrian Education,...

    London, T. Burton for S. Creed, [c. 1801].

    Fifth edition of a work on horse-training...

    £350

  11. ATABEY, Sefik E. – Leonora NAVARI.

    The Ottoman World. The Sefik E. Atabey...

    London: Bernard J. Shapero, 1998.

    First and only edition, limited to 750...

    £600

  12. ATLANTICUS, pseud.

    Ein Blick in den Zukunftsstaat. Produktion...

    Stuttgart, J. H. W. Dietz, 1898.

    First edition of this utopian discourse...

    £100

  13. BARRINGTON, George.

    A Voyage to Botany Bay with a Description...

    London, C. Lowndes for H.D. Symonds, [c....

    First and only combined edition,...

    £875

  14. BARTH, Heinrich.

    Travels and Discoveries in North and Central...

    London, Spottiswoode & Co. for Longman,...

    First edition. Barth’s unparalleled and...

    £1500

  15. BECKETT, Ernest William, 2nd Baron Grimthorpe.

    Manuscript diaries descriptive of a voyage...

    1882, 1892, 1894-96, 1898, 1899, 1902.

    An intriguing set of travel diaries...

    £1750

  16. 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

  17. BINGFIELD, William, pseud.

    The Travels and Adventures of William Bingfield,...

    London: Printed for E. Withers ... and...

    First edition of one of the most entertaining...

    £2100

  18. BONVALOT, Gabriel.

    Du Caucase aux Indes à travers le Pamir.

    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1889.

    First edition. The French orientalist...

    £500

  19. BORLASE, William.

    The natural History of Cornwall: The Air,...

    Oxford, W. Jackson for the Author, and...

    First edition of Borlase’s monumental...

    £750