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. ACCOUNT OF THE MOST REMARKABLE VOYAGES (An)

    from the Discovery of America by Columbus...

    London: William Darton and Son … 1831.

    First and only edition of a compendium...

    £250

  2. AEMYLIUS, Paulus (Paolo EMILIO).

    ...

    Paris, Michel Vascosan, 1550.

    Early editions of the three classical complementary...

    £750

  3. ALEMAN, Mateo.

    Primera parte de la vida del Picaro Guzman...

    Çaragoça, Angelo Tavanno, 1603.

    Rare early edition of the prototype of...

    £3500

  4. ALVAREZ DE ARENALES, Jose.

    Noticias historicas y descriptivas sobre...

    Montevideo, [Imprenta del Comercio del...

    First published in 1833. This analysis...

    £450

  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. [ANGLING.]

    The gentleman angler: containing short,...

    London, for A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, 1736.

    Second, enlarged edition (first 1726) of...

    £275

  7. [ANON].

    The Dutch drawn to the life…

    London, for Thomas Johnson and H. Marsh, 1664.

    First edition. The book is written as a...

    £1400

  8. [ANON.]

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

    [Geneva, c. April 1891].

    A handsome, illustrated travel journal...

    £1600

  9. [ARP]

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

    County Air Raid Precautions Committee,...

    A very rare survival from the Second World...

    £300

  10. 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

  11. BARRINGTON, George.

    A Voyage to Botany Bay with a Description...

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

    First and only combined edition, second...

    £2250

  12. BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas.

    Essai géographique sur les Isles Britanniques.

    Paris, Didot, 1757.

    First edition. A description of the British...

    £650

  13. BENEZET, Anthony.

    Some historical account of Guinea, its...

    Philadelphia printed 1771; London, re-printed...

    First London edition of this highly influential...

    £550

  14. 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

  15. BERDINI, Vincenzo.

    Historia dell’antica, e moderna Palestina....

    Venice, Giovanni Battista Surian, 1642.

    First edition; scarce. The Minorite friar...

    £1500

  16. BONVALOT, Gabriel.

    Du Caucase aux Indes à travers le Pamir.

    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1889.

    First edition. The French orientalist...

    £500

  17. BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE.

    Report of the First [-Eighth] Meetings.

    London, John Murray, 1833-39.

    ‘The principal effort in the initial...

    £1200

  18. [BRUNEL, Antoine de.]

    A journey into Spain.

    London, printed for Henry Herringman, 1670.

    First edition in English. A free and abridged...

    £950

  19. BURBURY, John.

    A Relation of a Journey of the Right Honourable...

    London, Printed for T. Collins and I....

    First and only edition of this account...

    £5750