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. ALLEN, Willam.

    Picturesque views on the River Niger, sketched...

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

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

    £5750

  3. [ANON.]

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

    [Geneva, c. April 1891].

    A handsome, illustrated travel journal...

    £1600

  4. [ANON.]

    Microselene. Curioso viaggio etereo di...

    Milan, Angelo Stanislao Brambilla, 1824.

    First edition of an innovative early Italian...

    £950

  5. 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

  6. ATLANTICUS, pseud.

    Ein Blick in den Zukunftsstaat. Produktion...

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

    First edition of this utopian discourse...

    £100

  7. BARRINGTON, George.

    A Voyage to Botany Bay with a Description...

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

    First and only combined edition,...

    £875

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. BONVALOT, Gabriel.

    Du Caucase aux Indes à travers le Pamir.

    Paris: Librairie Plon, 1889.

    First edition. The French orientalist...

    £500

  11. BRADFORD, William.

    Sketches of the country, character, and...

    London, John Booth, 1809[–10].

    First edition, early issue, of this splendid...

    £2500

  12. [BRUNEL, Antoine de.]

    A journey into Spain.

    London, printed for Henry Herringman, 1670.

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

    £950

  13. 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

  14. BUSBECQ, Ogier Ghislain de.

    The four epistles ... concerning his embassy...

    London, for J. Taylor and J. Wyat, 1694.

    First edition in English of Busbecq’s...

    £1200

  15. CARDONNEL, Adam de.

    Picturesque Antiquities of Scotland [I–II] …

    London: Printed for the Author, and sold...

    First edition, the very rare issue with...

    £975

  16. CÉSPEDES Y MENESES, Gonzalo de.

    Varia fortuna del soldado Pindaro.

    Lisbon, Geraldo de la Viña, ‘626’...

    Rare first edition of this semi-autobiographical...

    £6750

  17. [CHINA.]

    Précis des nouvelles reçues des missions...

    [Paris, Adrien Le Clere, 1819?].

    An extremely rare summary of the state...

    £180

  18. [CHINESE ARTS DEALER.] ISKANDRIAN-HUPEDEN, A.

    [Cover title:] ‘My Treasure Box’...

    Shanghai, Spring 1938.

    A charming and insightful trade catalogue...

    £1600

  19. COLLIE, John Norman.

    Climbing on the Himalaya and other Mountain...

    Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable for David...

    First edition. The organic chemist and...

    £1350

  20. [COLUMBUS.] QUARITCH, Bernard, and Michael KERNEY.

    The Spanish Letter of Columbus . . . A...

    [London], Quaritch, 2006.

    Over the centuries, booksellers have contributed...

    £60