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Exploration & Travel

In the travel department, we focus on the great explorers from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, such as Cook, Bligh, Livingstone, Stanley, Scott, and Shackleton, whose heroic expeditions and voyages have laid the foundations for our present-day knowledge of geography, ethnography, and the natural world.

Contact Head of Department Julian MacKenzie or travel & guidebook specialist Lucinda Boyle for more information about rare & collectable Travel Books at Shapero Rare Books.

 

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  1. 4to (35 x 26 cm); 298pp, profusely illustrated throughout with colour and monochrome illustrations, many full page; bound in red cloth gilt, cream dust-wrapper lettered in red and black. NEW.

    £265
  2. 4to (35 x 26 cm). 296 pp, profusely illustrated throughout with colour and monochrome illustrations, many full page, bound in red cloth gilt, cream dust-wrapper lettered in red and black. NEW.

    £265
  3. Second edition. 8vo, xxiv, [ii], 420, [i] pp., pictorial half- title, engraved map, 3 tinted lithographed plates (lightly foxed), 12 other illustrations, red half morocco gilt by Winstanley of Manchester, light foxing to plates, lightly rubbed, a very good copy.

    £1,100
  4. First edition. 4to ( 27.5 x 20 cm), 175pp, [9]. profusely illustrated with black and white illustrations after photographs, Times colour supplement celebrating the conquest inserted loose; publisher's black cloth, spine lettered in silver; publisher's pictorial dust-wrapper, worn along corners and edges; overall a very good copy.

    £100
  5. First edition. 8vo., (23 x 16 cm), xx, 299pp., numerous photographic plates throughout (8 in colour), 3 maps and several other illustrations in the text, INSCRIBED to the previous owner by John Hunt on title page, The Guardian newspaper obituary of John Hunt inserted loosely before title-page; publisher's original blue cloth gilt, original pictorial dust wrapper, extremities worn, spine faded; otherwise a very good copy.

    £1,000
  6. First edition. Folio. Inscribed presentation copy. Tinted lithograph title with portrait of General Napier, his printed signature and printed text and 10 hand-coloured lithograph views by Haghe after Edwards, heightened with gum arabic, mounted on card as issued (sheets size: 45 x 55.5 cm.; image size: c.27.5 x 38 cm.), leaf of text printed in blue with dedication to Napier and description of the plates. Loose as issued in original red morocco-backed ochre board portfolio, gilt title and large vignette to upper board, yellow paper pastedowns and brown cloth ties.

    £18,000
  7. First edition. 8vo, xviii, 452, 33 pp., engraved portrait frontispiece, large folding map hand-coloured in outline in pocket at end original olive cloth gilt stamp of a tribesman with spear and shield to upper cover in black, light wear to extremities, corners bumped, a very good copy.

    £4,000
  8. First edition, 8vo., xxi, 422 pp., 2 pages ads at end, coloured frontispiece, 20 full-page plates, 23 illustrations in text, 2 folding maps, modern blue polished half calf gilt, a very good copy.

    £750
  9. Second edition, 8vo, xxxi, [1], 658 pp., 2 pages ads at end, engraved frontispiece portrait of Speke (lightly foxed), engraved portrait of Grant, 24 engraved plates, 2 maps (1 folding), illustrations in text, original brown cloth gilt, light wear, an excellent copy.

    £600
  10. First edition. 8vo (23 x 15cm), 3-184pp., 24 illustrations after photographs (some coloured), signed by Tenzing on front free endpaper, small mark on front free endpaper, publisher's green cloth, spine lettered in silver; original pictorial dust-wrapper, a little wear to the corners; a very good copy.

    £800
 

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