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. ALLEN, Willam.

    Picturesque views on the River Niger, sketched...

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

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

    £5750

  2. GEE, Joshua.

    The trade and navigation of Great-Britain...

    London, A. Bettesworth, C. Hitch … and...

    Fourth edition of Gee’s most important...

    £450

  3. GUILLET de Saint-Georges, Georges.

    The Gentleman’s Dictionary, in three...

    London, H. Bonwicke, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton,...

    First edition in English of Les arts...

    £800

  4. JACOBS, H. W.

    Betterment Briefs. A Collection of Published...

    New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1909.

    Second, definitive edition. ‘The nucleus...

    £220

  5. [POLEMON, John].

    The second Part of the Booke of Batailles,...

    At London, Printed for Giles Cawood. 1587.

    First edition, scarce. Polemon had...

    £2750

  6. [TIMBER.]

    To our worthy friends [Sr Edward Fuss Knt,...

    [2 April 1667]

    Unrecorded(?) part-printed warrant;...

    £650