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. ALVAREZ DE ARENALES, Jose.

    Noticias historicas y descriptivas sobre...

    Montevideo, [Imprenta del Comercio del...

    Rare second edition, after the first of...

    £100

  2. [CLIFFORD, Jeronimy].

    The case of Jeronimy Clifford, merchant...

    [London, n.p., 1711].

    First extended account of Clifford’s...

    £650

  3. [COAL].

    The miner’s journal. Coal statistical...

    Pottsville, PA, Miners’ Journal Office, 1869.

    First edition, rare. A synopsis of the...

    £125

  4. [DARIEN EXPEDITION].

    A perfect list of the several persons residenters...

    Glasgow, reprinted by Hutchinson & Brookman,...

    First edition of this reprint of the list,...

    £50

  5. [FASCISM.]

    Ordinamento Corporativo dello Stato Fascista.

    Padua, Edizione di propaganda corporative,...

    Italian Fascism primarily followed the...

    £2500

  6. FENNING, Daniel.

    The Ready Reckoner; or Trader’s most...

    London: Printed for S. Crowder … and...

    First edition thus, edited by the mathematician...

    £250

  7. FISHER, George.

    The instructor: or, young man’s best...

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

    Second edition (the first appeared in 1727)....

    £350

  8. GASTALDI, Louis.

    De la liberté commerciale, du crédit...

    Turin, Mussano, 1840.

    First edition, a very attractive copy with...

    £850

  9. [GOLD and SILVER.] 

    Bando generale per gli orefici, argentieri,...

    Rome, ‘nella stamperia della Rev. Camera...

    Rare edict governing goldsmiths, silversmiths,...

    £475

  10. [GREAT BRITAIN: PARLIAMENT].

    [Drop-head title:] ‘An act for repealing...

    London, Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1787.

    Rare first edition of the consolidation...

    £2750

  11. HURRY, Thomas.

    Tables of interest, from one pound to five...

    [Yarmouth], Printed for the author, and...

    One of two editions published in 1786,...

    £150

  12. JACOBS, H. W.

    Betterment Briefs. A Collection of Published...

    New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1909.

    Second, definitive edition. ‘The nucleus...

    £220

  13. JACOB, William.

    Report on the Trade in Foreign Corn, and...

    London, James Ridgway, 1826.

    First edition; two further editions were...

    £220

  14. [KELMARSH HALL].

    HANBURY, William. Manuscript ledger book...

    Northamptonshire, c. 1762.

    A detailed account of the workings of Kelmarsh...

    £550

  15. [LONDON ASSURANCE CORPORATION.]

    By-laws, orders, and rules, for the good...

    London, [n.p.], 1722.

    First edition of the by-laws of the London...

    £550

  16. [MABBUT, George].

    Sir Isaac Newton’s tables for renewing...

    London, printed for Thomas Astley, 1742

    Sixth edition, first published in 1686,...

    £125

  17. MARZAGLIA, Gaetano.

    Fascetto di pratiche matematiche spiegate...

    Verona, Dionisio Ramanzini, 1780.

    A lovely copy of the second edition, considerably...

    £650

  18. NIEHANS, Jürg.

    Der Gedanke der Autarkie im Merkantilismus...

    Zürich, H. Girsberger, 1945.

    First edition of Niehan’s work on the...

    £40

  19. NIEUHOF, Jan, and Georg HORN (translator). 

    Legatio Batavica ad magnum Tartariae chamum...

    Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1668. 

    First edition in Latin, beautifully...

    £5000

  20. NIEUHOF, Jean, and Jean LE CARPENTIER (translator). 

    L’ambassade de la compagnie orientale...

    Leiden, Jacob de Meurs, 1665. 

    Lavishly illustrated first French edition...

    £3500