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.
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Jerusalem, teh city of Herod and Saladin.1889.
Description New edition. 8vo., xiv, 525 pp., frontispiece, folding map, contemporary polished half calf by Worrall, spine richly gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt, a handsome copy., published 1889. Bibliography Stock ID: 95099£250
NAPIER, Major-General Sir W[illiam] F[rancis] P[atrick]
History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814.18481850.
Description Fourth edition. 6 volumes, 8vo., numerous maps and plans, contemporary full calf gilt by Riviere, spines in six compartments, morocco labels to second and third, others richly gilt, raised bands, lightly rubbed, mall stain to upper cover vol. v,…£1,000
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Report on Mombasa Victoria Lake railway survey 1893.
Report C. – 7025. Built during the Scramble for Africa, the Uganda Railway was the one genuinely strategic railway to be constructed in tropical Africa at that time. The Uganda Railway was named after its ultimate destination, for its entire…£500
John Boyes: King of the Wa-kikuyu. A true story of travel and adventure in Africa. Edited by C.W.L. Bulpett..
Scarce. “”This is an excellent African adventure story … Boyes became the virtual leader of the Kikuyu tribe and relates his observations of the people and inter-tribal warfare”” (Czech. Description First edition. 8vo., xvi, 320pp., 32 pages ads at end…£850
MARKHAM, Clements R., editor.
Narrative of the Embassy of Ruy Gonzalez de Clavijo to the Court of Timour, at Samarcand, A.D. 1403-6. Translated, for the First Time, with Notes, a Preface, and an Introductory Life of Timour Beg, by Clements R. Markham, F.R.G.S.1859 (1860).
Hakluyt Society First Series, no. 26. Description 8vo, lvi, 200 pp., folding map, contemporary full calf gilt, red morocco lettering pieces, spine darkened, gilt stamp to upper cover, a very good copy., published 1859 (1860). Provenance: General Assembly Library, New Zealand (bookplate…£285
HILDRETH, S. P.
Pioneer history: being an account of the first examinations of the Ohio Valley, and the early settlement of the Northwest Territory …1848.
Description First edition. 8vo., xiii, 525 pp., large folding map frontispiece, folding map, 7 lithograph plates, key plate, contemporary green half roan, gilt, lightly rubbed, a very good example, early gift inscription to title, a very good example., published 1848. Provenance: 1.…£450
PHILBY, Harry St. John B
Harun al Rashid 1933.
Description First edition. 8vo., 159pp., 8 pages ads at end, original cloth, light wear, a very good copy., published 1933. Bibliography Stock ID: 94649£125
Travels in Central Asia, being the account of a journey from Teheran across the Turkoman Desert on the eastern shore of the Caspian to Khiva, Bokhara, and Samarcand performed in the year 1863.1864.
Fine copy of the first edition, with the folding map in pocket. In 1861, with a grant of 1,000 florins from the academy Vambery set out on his travels, “”his major intention being to make a study of the Turco-Tatar…£950
BLIGH, Captain William.
A Complete set of The Bligh Court Martial Pamphlets, one Inscribed by Bligh. 1794-1795
A superb set of books of great rarity, vividly describing the most notorious episode in British naval history. Examples of books by Bligh inscribed by him rarely appear on the market. We do not know of any other copies of…£195,000
MACPHERSON, Robert Turnbull.
Rome and Venice: an Early Photographic View. circa 1860.
Born near Edinburgh, Macpherson lived most his life in Rome. In 1851, having failed to achieve notice as a painter, Macpherson turned to the new art of photography, using albumin on glass negatives. By 1856 he had transitioned to collodio-albumin,…£650
Carte de Champagne et de Brie avec les pays circonvoisins; où aux anciennes Divisions ou a joint celles des Départemens et des Districts, suivant le Decret de l'Assemblée Nationale sanctionné par le Roi, le 15 Janvier 1790.1790.
Description Map engraved by Perrier, printed on 20 sheets, dissected and mounted on two sheets of linen, with slipcase (worn). Dimensions: 970 by 1140mm. (38 by 45 inches)., published 1790. Bibliography Tooley p. 101. Stock ID: 94410£250
A History of Madeira, with a series of twenty-seven coloured engravings, illustrative of the costumes, manners, and occupations of the inhabitants of that island.1821
An attractive work looking at all sections of society in Madeira and showing their occupations and costumes. Includes information on the wine trade. William Combe (25 March 1742 – 19 June 1823) provided many texts for Ackermann's colour plate books.…£2,750
STEIN, Mark Aurel.
On Alexander's Track to the Indus. Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India carried out under the orders of H.M. Indian Government.1929.
The routes and battlefields of Alexander's campaign in the east had been a long-standing interest of Stein's and whilst surveying for the Indian Government on the North-West frontier he was able to indulge his fascination. Description First edition. 8vo., xvi,…£600
COOK, James; J. C. Beaglehoe, editor.
The journals of Captain James Cook on his voyages of discovery. [I. The voyage of the Endeavour, 1768-1771; II. The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780; III. pt 1-2. The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery , 1776-1780; IV. The life of Captain James Cook].1967, 1968, 1969,1974
Hakluyt Society extra series 34a, 34b, 35, 36a, 36b, 37. This publication represents the first time that Cook's journals were comprehensively and accurately presented to the public, and to do so required enormous research since copies and fragments of the…£850
BLIGH, Captain William.
A Narrative of the Mutiny, on board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.1790
Bligh's Narrative (1790) is his own account of the famous mutiny on the Bounty, issued in haste, fully two years before his official account of the whole voyage, in an effort to preserve his reputation. Indeed, criticism of him was…£7,500
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