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. 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

  2. ANDREWS, Mark E.

    The Science and Engineering of Materials:...

    Toronto, AE Publications, 2023.

    An extraordinary survey of four centuries...

    £85

  3. [ANGLO-SOVIET DIPLOMACY.] 

    Papers regarding the Anglo-Soviet Negotiations...

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

    A proof copy, complete with typed errata...

    £750

  4. 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

  5. BERENGER, Charles Random de.

    Helps and Hints how to protect Life and...

    London, J. & C. Adlard for T. Hurst ‘for...

    First edition, with advice on riding...

    £180

  6. [MARLBOROUGH, John Churchill, Duke of.]

    Tract volume of five rare works (three...

    London, 1695–1706.

    Five works, 4to, bound together in nineteenth-century...

    £3850

  7. BRITISH MUSEUM.

    List of Missing English Theological and...

    [London, 1940s.]

    Mimeographed typescript of books missing...

    £275

  8. BUONACCORSI, Biagio, and Niccolò VALORI. 

    Diario de’ successi piu importanti seguiti...

    Florence, Filippo & Jacopo Giunta, 1568. 

    First edition of an insider account...

    £1000

  9. [CAESAR.]  RAMUS, Petrus (Pierre de la RAMÉE). 

    Liber de militia C. Julii Caesaris, cum...

    Frankfurt, heirs of Andreas Wechel, 1584. 

    An attractively bound copy of Ramus’s...

    £450

  10. CAREY, Henry Charles.

    Principles of social science … In three...

    Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott, 1858-1859.

    First edition, a very attractive copy,...

    £500

  11. CATANEO, Girolamo. 

    De arte bellica, sive de designandis ac...

    Lyons, Jean de Tournes, 1600.

    First Latin edition, scarce on the market,...

    £1850

  12. [CAVALRY.]

    Cours d’équitation militaire, a l’usage...

    Saumur, H. Fournier for A. Degouy and...

    First edition of an encyclopædic work...

    £225

  13. CHOPPIN, Henri.

    La cavalerie française … illustrée...

    Paris, Garnier brothers, 1893.

    First edition of a well illustrated...

    £175

  14. CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of

    The History of the Rebellion and Civil...

    Oxford, Printed at the Theater, 1702[–4]. 

    First edition of Clarendon’s monumental...

    £3250

  15. DITTRICH, Max, and Max HENZE, artist.

    Der Deutsch-Französische Krieg 1870 und...

    Dresden and New York: ‘Druck & Verlag...

    Fortieth edition and 25th anniversary ‘Jubel-Ausgabe’....

    £750

  16. [FRENCH REVOLUTIONARY WARS.]

    Lo Stato Pontificio agli altri incliti...

    [S.l.,] 1797.

    Anonymous anti-French pamphlet, which...

    £450

  17. [GELENIUS, Sigismund (editor).] 

    Notitia utraque, dignitatum, cum orientis,...

    Lyons, [Jacques du Creux for] Jean de...

    An expanded edition, illustrated on...

    £875

  18. GROTIUS, Hugo. 

    De veritate religionis Christianae, editio...

    [Amsterdam, Jan Jansson?] ‘Juxta exemplar...

    A pocket-edition of Grotius’s argument...

    £275

  19. [GROUX, Charles Jacques (engraver).]

    Planches relatives a l’instruction concernant...

    Paris, Magimel, ‘An X’ [1801].

    Second edition, expanded, of a set of...

    £275