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. ALVAREZ DE ARENALES, Jose.

    Noticias historicas y descriptivas sobre...

    Montevideo, [Imprenta del Comercio del...

    Rare second edition, after the first of...

    £200

  3. [CLIFFORD, Jeronimy].

    The case of Jeronimy Clifford, merchant...

    [London, n.p., 1711].

    First extended account of Clifford’s...

    £1250

  4. [COAL].

    The miner’s journal. Coal statistical...

    Pottsville, PA, Miners’ Journal Office, 1869.

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

    £250

  5. DANDOLO, Vincenzo.

    Enologia ovvero l’arte di fare, conservare...

    Milan, Giambattista Sonzogno, 1820.

    Second edition (first Milan, Silvestri,...

    £350

  6. [FASCISM.]

    Ordinamento Corporativo dello Stato Fascista.

    Padua, Edizione di propaganda corporative,...

    Italian Fascism primarily followed the...

    £2500

  7. FISHER, George.

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

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

    Second edition, (first, 1727). ‘Volumes...

    £850

  8. FOSTER, John Leslie.

    An essay on the principle of commercial...

    London, J. Hatchard, 1804.

    First edition of a contemporary response...

    £2250

  9. GARAND, Mlle.

    A l’image S. Nicolas, sous les charniers...

    Paris, de l’imprimerie de la Veuve Lamesle,...

    An apparently unrecorded advertisement...

    £350

  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. [GROCERY STORE’S PRICELIST].

    Tariffa dei generi di pizzicheria.

    [Viterbo province, 1853 – 1861].

    A collection of four broadsheets listing...

    £550

  12. HURRY, Thomas.

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

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

    One of two editions published in 1786,...

    £150

  13. JACOBS, H. W.

    Betterment Briefs. A Collection of Published...

    New York, John Wiley & Sons, 1909.

    Second, definitive edition. ‘The nucleus...

    £220

  14. JACOB, William.

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

    London, James Ridgway, 1826.

    First edition; two further editions were...

    £220

  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...

    £975

  16. [MABBUT, George].

    Sir Isaac Newton’s tables for renewing...

    London, printed for Thomas Astley, 1742

    Sixth edition, first published in 1686,...

    £125

  17. MARSDEN, William, translator.

    Memoirs of a Malayan family, written by...

    London, printed for the Oriental Translation...

    First edition, Sir Thomas Phillipps’s...

    £1500

  18. MARZAGLIA, Gaetano.

    Fascetto di pratiche matematiche spiegato...

    Verona, Dionisio Ramanzini, 1780.

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

    £850

  19. NIEHANS, Jürg.

    Der Gedanke der Autarkie im Merkantilismus...

    Zürich, H. Girsberger, 1945.

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

    £40

  20. [POWNALL, Thomas.] POWNALL, Charles A. W.

    Thomas Pownall M.P., F.R.S., Governor of...

    London, Henry Stevens, Son & Stiles, 1908.

    First edition. Thomas Pownall, English...

    £100