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. ALEMAN, Mateo.

    Primera parte de la vida del Picaro Guzman...

    Çaragoça, Angelo Tavanno, 1603.

    Rare early edition of the prototype...

    £2500

  3. ALLEN, Willam.

    Picturesque views on the River Niger, sketched...

    London, John Murray, Hodgson & Graves,...

    First edition, one of a very few copies...

    £5750

  4. [ANON.]

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

    [Geneva, c. April 1891].

    A handsome, illustrated travel journal...

    £1600

  5. [ANON.]

    Microselene. Curioso viaggio etereo di...

    Milan, Angelo Stanislao Brambilla, 1824.

    First edition of an innovative early Italian...

    £950

  6. 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

  7. ATLANTICUS, pseud.

    Ein Blick in den Zukunftsstaat. Produktion...

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

    First edition of this utopian discourse...

    £100

  8. [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

  9. BACON, John Francis.

    Six years in Biscay: comprising a personal...

    London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1838.

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

    £750

  10. BADCOCK, Lovell Benjamin.

    Rough leaves from a journal kept in Spain...

    London, Richard Bentley, 1835.

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

    £400

  11. BAEDEKER, Karl.

    Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Western...

    Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, 1939.

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

    £1500

  12. BALL, Alexander.

    A personal narrative of seven years in Spain.

    London, J. Chappell, 1846.

    First edition of a remarkably rare account...

    £600

  13. BARETTI, Joseph.

    A journey from London to Genoa, through...

    London, T. Davies and L. Davis, 1770.

    First edition in English. First published...

    £1200

  14. BARETTI, Joseph.

    A journey from London to Genoa, through...

    London, T. Davies and L. Davis, 1770.

    First published in English earlier the...

    £375

  15. BARRINGTON, George.

    A Voyage to Botany Bay with a Description...

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

    First and only combined edition,...

    £875

  16. [BARSANTI, Pier Vincenzo.]

    Della futura rinnovazione de’ cieli e...

    [Florence,] Stamperia Bonducciana, 1780.

    First edition of this utopia by the...

    £685

  17. [BERINGTON, Simon, adapted by Jean-Baptiste DUPUY-DEMPORTES.]

    Memoires de Gaudence de Luques, prisonnier...

    Amsterdam and Leipzig, Arkstée & Merkus, 1754.

    Second edition of this much expanded...

    £650

  18. 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

  19. BONE, Sir Muirhead, and Lady Gertrude Helena BONE.

    Old Spain.

    London, Macmillan & Co., 1936.

    First edition of this sumptuous production,...

    £2000

  20. BONVALOT, Gabriel.

    Du Caucase aux Indes à travers le Pamir.

    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1889.

    First edition. The French orientalist...

    £500