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, John.

    Principles of modern Riding for Gentlemen,...

    London, C. & C. Whittingham for Thomas...

    First and only edition of an uncommon...

    £350

  2. [APPERLEY, Charles James.] ‘NIMROD’, and Henry ALKEN (illustrator).

    The Chace, the Turf, and the Road.

    London, A. Spottiswoode for John Murray, 1837.

    First edition of a series of articles...

    £350

  3. [APPERLEY, Charles James.] ‘NIMROD’, and Henry ALKEN and GILBERT (illustrators).

    The Chace, the Turf, and the Road … second...

    London, Vizetelly Brothers & Co. for John...

    Second edition, in the publisher’s...

    £125

  4. 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

  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. BERKELEY, Grantley F., and John LEECH and G.H. JALLAND (illustrators).

    Reminiscences of a Huntsman … a new Edition...

    London and New York, R. & R. Clark for...

    Second edition, with John Leech’s...

    £120

  7. BIRKETT, Dorothy Nina Forbes (editor).

    Hunting Lays and Hunting Ways: An Anthology...

    London, John Lane at the Bodley Head, 1924.

    First edition of Lady Birkett’s collection...

    £75

  8. BLAINE, Delabere Pritchett.

    An Encyclopaedia of rural Sports, or, complete...

    London, Spottiswoodes and Shaw for Longman,...

    Second edition of Blaine’s comprehensive...

    £275

  9. [BUNBURY, Henry William.] ‘GAMBADO, Geoffrey’.

    Annals of Horsemanship, containing Accounts...

    London, W. Nicholson for W. Baynes, 1808.

    Third edition of Bunbury’s satirical...

    £475

  10. [BUNBURY, Henry William.] ‘GAMBADO, Geoffrey’.

    An Academy for grown Horsemen, containing...

    London, W. Dickinson, S. Hooper, and Messrs...

    Limited edition, reprinted from the...

    £85

  11. CALLINI, Bartolommeo.

    Arrolandosi sotto le insegne di Gesù Cristo...

    Vicenza, Tipografia Paroni, 1802.

    Unrecorded broadsheet celebrating the...

    £350

  12. COPPERTHWAITE, R.H.

    The Turf and the Racehorse, describing...

    London, Day & Son, 1865.

    First edition of a scarce account of...

    £160

  13. DIKREITER, Otto, and Renée SINTENIS (illustrator).

    Du und Dein Pferd: Ein anmutiges, belehrendes,...

    Berlin, Königsberg, & Leipzig, Kanter...

    First edition (seventh to tenth thousand)...

    £80

  14. GARDINER, John Smallman.

    The Art and the Pleasures of Hare-Hunting....

    London: Printed by R. Griffith … 1750.

    First edition, scarce, an eloquent and...

    £1250

  15. GAY, John, and Gordon ROSS (illustrator).

    Rural Sports, together with the Birth of...

    New York, William Edwin Rudge, 1930.

    Limited edition, numbered 94 of 200...

    £160

  16. 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

  17. HANGER, George.

    General George Hanger to all Sportsmen,...

    London, Vigurs for J.J. Stockdale, [1816].

    Second edition, the first with the etched...

    £325

  18. HERSHBERGER, H.R.

    The Horseman: A Work on Horsemanship, containing...

    New York, R. Craighead for Henry G. Langley,...

    First edition of a rare military manual...

    £450

  19. [JOCKEY CLUB.] HERVEY, John.

    Racing in America, 1922-1936, written for...

    New York, Scribner Press for the Jockey...

    First edition of the first volume to...

    £350

  20. [JOCKEY CLUB.] HERVEY, John.

    Racing in America, 1665-1865 … written...

    New York, Scribner Press for the Jockey...

    First edition, limited, numbered 323...

    £720