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. ALLEN, Willam.

    Picturesque views on the River Niger, sketched...

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

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

    £5750

  2. 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

  3. [ANON.]

    The History and Adventures of Ben the Soldier,...

    London, J. Evans & Son, F. Collins, and...

    Scarce moral tale of a soldier returned...

    £100

  4. [ARP.]

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

    County Air Raid Precautions Committee,...

    A very rare survival from the Second...

    £300

  5. ASTLEY, Philip.

    Astley’s System of equestrian Education,...

    London, T. Burton for S. Creed, [c. 1801].

    Fifth edition of a work on horse-training...

    £350

  6. BACON, John Francis.

    Six years in Biscay: comprising a personal...

    London, Smith, Elder & Co., 1838.

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

    £750

  7. BADCOCK, Lovell Benjamin.

    Rough leaves from a journal kept in Spain...

    London, Richard Bentley, 1835.

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

    £400

  8. BALL, Alexander.

    A personal narrative of seven years in Spain.

    London, J. Chappell, 1846.

    First edition of a remarkably rare account...

    £600

  9. BATTY, Robert.

    Campaign of the Left Wing of the Allied...

    London, John Murray, 1823.

    First edition; very scarce. Robert Batty...

    £1250

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. [BLADEN, Martin.]

    An impartial enquiry into the management...

    London, John Morphew, 1712.

    First edition of this examination of the...

    £425

  13. BLAKENEY, Robert (Julian STURGIS, editor).

    A boy in the Peninsular War. The services,...

    London, John Murray, 1899.

    First edition, second impression. Robert...

    £75

  14. BRADFORD, William.

    Sketches of the country, character, and...

    London, John Booth, 1809[–10].

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

    £2500

  15. BROWN, John.

    The life and adventures of a soldier; or,...

    London, E. Cornish, 1855.

    First edition; very rare. A vivid account...

    £750

  16. CAREY, Henry Charles.

    Principles of social science.

    Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott, 1858-1860.

    First edition, a very attractive copy,...

    £1200

  17. CARLETON, George [Sir Walter SCOTT, editor].

    Memoirs of Capt. George Carleton, an English...

    for Archibald Constable & Co., and London,...

    First published in 1728. This is the first...

    £250

  18. CARTWRIGHT, John.

    England’s Aegis; or, the military Energies...

    London, Richard Phillips, 1804.

    First edition, scarce, by the gentleman...

    £400

  19. CATANEO, Girolamo.

    De arte bellica, sive de designandis ac...

    Lyons, Jean de Tournes, 1600.

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

    £1850