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. WILLIS, George Brandor.

    View of Bayonne, taken from the sand hills on the left of the Adour, when occupied by the British forces...

    London, Edward Orme, 24 June 1814.

    On his return from the Peninsular campaign, Wellington first took his seat in the House of Lords and was officially welcomed by the Queen at Buckingham House on 28 June, four days after the publication of this tribute by Edward Orme.

    £850

  2. [WORLD WAR II.]

    GIBBONS, Rodney Vivian, Major. Archive of papers relating to his time as a POW in Taiwan and as a Japanese war...

    1942-1947.

    A remarkable archive documenting Major Rodney Vivian Gibbons’ time as a prisoner of war of the Japanese in Taiwan and his subsequent work as a war crimes investigator, comprising extensive correspondence, reports, lists and notes, occasionally harrowing in its detail.

    £2500

  3. XENOPHON.

    De Cyri regis Persarum vita atque disciplina, libri VIII.

    Paris, Andreas Wechel, 1572.

    First edition of Joachim Camerarius’ Latin translation of Xenophon’s Cyropaedia, a partly fictional work on the life and education of Cyrus the Great which served as a model for medieval and renaissance mirrors of princes, including Machiavelli’s Il Principe. A beautiful...

    £875