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. ABBEVILLE, Claude d’.

    Histoire de la mission des peres capucins...

    Paris, François Huby, 1614.

    Second edition, enlarged and revised...

    £30000

  2. ALLEN, John.

    Principles of modern Riding for Gentlemen,...

    London, C. & C. Whittingham for Thomas...

    First and only edition of an uncommon...

    £350

  3. ALMEIDA, Theodoro de.

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

    Lisbon, Antonio Rodrigues Galhardo, 1803.

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

    £300

  4. ALVAREZ DE ARENALES, Jose.

    Noticias historicas y descriptivas sobre...

    Montevideo, [Imprenta del Comercio del...

    Rare second edition, after the first of...

    £200

  5. 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

  6. [ANDREAE, Johann Valentin.] 

    Reipublicae Christianopolitanae descriptio ... 

    Strasburg, heirs of Lazarus Zetzner, 1619. 

    A rare and influential Renaissance political...

    £12500

  7. [ANGLO-SOVIET DIPLOMACY.] 

    Papers regarding the Anglo-Soviet Negotiations...

    London, His Majesty’s Stationery Office,...

    A proof copy, complete with typed errata...

    £750

  8. [ANON.]

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

    [Geneva, c. April 1891].

    A handsome, illustrated travel journal...

    £1600

  9. [ANON.]

    Microselene. Curioso viaggio etereo di...

    Milan, Angelo Stanislao Brambilla, 1824.

    First edition of an innovative early Italian...

    £950

  10. [APPERLEY, Charles James.] ‘NIMROD’, and Henry ALKEN (illustrator).

    The Chace, the Turf, and the Road.

    London, A. Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1837.

    First edition of a series of articles...

    £350

  11. [APPERLEY, Charles James.] ‘NIMROD’, and Henry ALKEN and GILBERT (illustrators).

    The Chace, the Turf, and the Road … second...

    London, Vizetelly Brothers & Co. for John...

    Second edition, in the publisher’s...

    £125

  12. [ARP.]

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

    County Air Raid Precautions Committee,...

    A very rare survival from the Second...

    £300

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. ATLANTICUS, pseud.

    Ein Blick in den Zukunftsstaat. Produktion...

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

    First edition of this utopian discourse...

    £100

  16. [AULNOY, Marie-Catherine Le Jumel de Berneville, Comtesse d’.]

    Relation du voyage d’Espagne.

    The Hague, Henri van Bulderen, 1691.

    Second edition; first published earlier...

    £350

  17. BACON, John Francis.

    Six years in Biscay: comprising a personal...

    London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1838.

    First edition; scarce. The author was an...

    £750

  18. BADCOCK, Lovell Benjamin.

    Rough leaves from a journal kept in Spain...

    London, Richard Bentley, 1835.

    First edition. Lovell Badcock (1786–1861),...

    £400

  19. BAEDEKER, Karl.

    Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Western...

    Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, 1939.

    First edition in English, very rare; first...

    £1500