Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on Europe & European travel, for sale at Horizon Books.

ANDERSON, Iain F., foreword by Kenneth Macleod; To Introduce the Hebrides. London, Herbert Jenkins, [1933], First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; 307, [iv, ads] pp, frontis, illustrations from photos on plates, map endpapers, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, edges rubbed, cover a little faded, good copy.

The author travelled extensively through these islands off the coast of Scotland, providing much on their history. There is a pencilled signature of "Miss MacLeod - A. G. M. B." but its is not known if there is any connection the author of the foreword.

US$8. bookID # 12503


ANON [W. J. LEIST], ; Royal Leamington Spa. Leamington Spa and London, Leamington Spa Corporation, nd 1920's ?, , 12mo [13 x 19 cm]; 88 pp, illus, color plates, folding map, ads at rear, original wraps, slight aging but near fine.

Leamington is 90 miles north of London and was a major attraction in its day, this item being a comprehensive handbook of the attractions

US$5. bookID # 2957


AUSTIN, Alfred; Lamia's Winter-Quarters. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1907, First edition with Elgood's colored plates, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; xvii, [i], 164 pp, 16 colored plates including frontis, all by George S. Elgood, each with tissue guard with letterpress titles, other illus, head and tailpieces from pen & ink drwgs by William Scott, original red decorated cloth, title lettering on cover and spine, all edges gilted, spine faded, edges rubbed, front internal hinge cracking but firm, minor foxing on few leaves, clean and sound copy.

Views of Italy by the author of The Garden that I Love, which also had Elgood plates. Elgood was a popular and respected painter of view, member of the Royal Institute. First published in 1898 without the colored plates, this edition was in 3,000 copies. Inman 162.

US$30. bookID # 9399


BADDELEY, Sir John James; The Guildhall of the City of London; Together with a Short Account of its Historic Associations and the Municipal Work Carried on Therein. London, printed by Eden Fisher & Co., 1921, fifth and revised edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [viii], 211 pp, frontis of City Archives, other illustrations from photos, plans, other illustrations from drwgs, index, original pictorial paper wraps, chipped at spine end and one corner, interior clean and very good.

Includes the history, the great hall, monuments, public meetings, chambers, the library, museum, election of the lord mayor, insignia and household, banquets, sheriffs, their work, etc.

US$5. bookID # 11250


BARROW, John; A Visit to Iceland by way of Tronyem, in the "Flower of Yarrow" Yacht in the Summer of 1824. London, John Murray, 1835, First edition, 12mo [21 x 13 cm]; xxiv, 320 pp, engraved frontis, 9 engraved plates (complete as per list), other engravings, engraved musical notation, original cloth, title printed on original paper spine label (bit worn), old joint repair, lightly foxed on some pages, very good clean copy.

The author describes the people, towns, customs, and much on nature including two large chapters on geysers. Barrow described Iceland as "an island of deep interest, and one not easily accessible, where the grand agencies of Nature employed in creating, changing and destroying the earth's surface, are carried on to a greater extent probably than most other parts of the globe." National Maritime Museum 858. Catalogue of the Royal Geographical Society p. 31.

US$200. bookID # 12811


BELL, J. J.; Scotland's Rainbow West. London, George G. Harrap & Co., [1933[, First edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; 372 pp, frontis, plates, folding map (short split), bibliog, index, original cloth, spine faded, inscribed on endpaper, very good copy, interior clean.

Travels in the countryside of Scotland, including the Firth of Clyde, Oban, the Great Glen, the western islands.

US$4. bookID # 8102


BERLEPSCH, H.; The Alps or Sketches of Life and Nature in the Mountains. London, Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1861, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; iv, iv, 407 pp, tinted frontis and 16 plates, lightly tinted as issued, contemporary half green leather, gilt title lettering on spine, marbled boards and endpapers, top edge gilted, original ribbon bookmark, covers rubbed at edges, but very good with clean near fine interior, very minor foxing on some leaves.

BMC II:1044.637. The author describes the geography, forests, alpine roses, valleys, clouds, waterfalls, mountain snowstorms, red snow, avalanches, glacier, alpine summits, mountain passes and alpine roads, the hospices, chalet life, the Alp horn, Alpine feasts, village life in the mountains, etc, with excellent illustrations.

US$190. bookID # 7868


BETHENCOURT, Jean de, Richard Henry Major (translator, introduction); The Canarian, or Book of the Conquest and Conversion of the Canarian in the Year 1402. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1872, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; lv, 229 pp, frontis of Bethencourt & tissue guard, 2 plates, map, plate of orig title page from French edition, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt cover vignette, spine title lettering, bookplate removed from endpaper, spine faded, worn and with small hole, else very good, small stain on outer corner of few leaves but interior clean.

The editor provides a detailed historical introduction and biography. This is from the Hakluyt Society first series, scarce in any condition. Cox I, 399.

US$150. bookID # 12538


BLACK, David (editor), illustrated by Stephen Lee; Carl Linnaeus Travels. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1979], First Edition, sm 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 108 pp, frontis (port), illus, mainly in color, some full-page, glossary, bibliog, classification diagrams. ep facsimiles, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (small crease), fine.

Extracts from three major expeditions made in Sweden by one of the greatest and most influential naturalists.

US$2. bookID # 1893


BLACK, David (editor), illustrated by Stephen Lee; Carl Linnaeus Travels. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1979], First Edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 108 pp, frontis (port), illus, mainly in color, some full-page, glossary, bibliog, classification diagrams. endpaper facsimiles of Linnaeus' handwriting, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine, clean, unmarked.

Extracts from three major expeditions made in Sweden by one of the greatest and most influential naturalists. Beautifully illustrated in color.

US$5. bookID # 12828


BLAKE, S. F. and Alice C. Atwood; Geographical guide to floras of the world; Part I: Africa, Australia, North & South America, Islands of the Atlantic, Pacific & Indian Oceans [AND] Part II, Western Europe. New York and London, Hafner Publishing; US Department of Agriculture, 1967, 1961, First edition of volume II, reprint of volume I, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes complete, [iv], 336; [ii]. 742 pp, author index, geographical index, original cloth, spine title lettering, volume I is ex-library, title stamp and spine wear but interior clean and unmarked, volume II is fine and clean.

A thorough standard reference work with both volumes, with very detailed descriptions of thousands of books, papers, arranged by region with good indexing.

US$9. bookID # 13490


BORTOLOTTI, Emanuelle [Editor]; Gardens: the New Grand Tour; The first European Exhibition of Public and Private Gardens: Giardini: il nuovo Grand Tour. Modena, Italy, Milano, Milan, Giardini Zanfi Editori, 1999, First edition, 4to [27 x 24 cm]; 176 pp, 170 color illustrations from photos, text in English and Italian, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, pages 65-80 are bound upside down as apparently in most copies, but complete, else clean and fine.

Descriptions of about 76 European gardens, each with 2-3 fine color illustrations and accompanying text. Emmanuele Bortolotti wrote the introductory essay on Landscape Gardening, a Form of Art to Be Divulged.

US$6. bookID # 13446


BORTOLOTTI, Emanuelle [Editor]; Gardens: the New Grand Tour; The first European Exhibition of Public and Private Gardens: Giardini: il nuovo Grand Tour. Modena, Italy, Milano, Milan, Giardini Zanfi Editori, 1999, First edition, 4to [27 x 24 cm]; 176 pp, 170 color illustrations from photos, text in English and Italian, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, pages 65-80 are bound upside down as apparently in most copies, but complete, else clean and fine.

Descriptions of about 76 European gardens, each with 2-3 fine color illustrations and accompanying text. Emmanuele Bortolotti wrote the introductory essay on Landscape Gardening, a Form of Art to Be Divulged.

US$5. bookID # 7416


BROCKEDON, William; Illustrations of the Passes of the Alps, by which Italy Communicates with France, Switzerland and Germany. London, printed for the author, 1828-1829, First edition, 4to [30 x 22 cm]; 2 volumes, [vi], 92; [iv], 104 pp, complete with 96 fine engraved plates and 13 engraved maps including one folding, on heavy india proof paper, contemporary half red morocco, marbled boards, all edges gilted, gilt spine title lettering, joints rubbed and scuffed, some plates pulled but intact, internal hinge cracked but firm, very good, clean copy with only light foxing on a few plates.

A superbly illustrated work on 12 mountain passes including the Little Saint Bernard, the Mont Genevre, the Mont Cenis, the Mont Saint Gothard, the Great Saint Bernard, the Monte Stelvio, the Cornice, the Grimsel and the Gries, the Bernardine and the Splugen, the Brenner, the Tende and the Argentiere and the Simplon, each pass with a map. Neate B170. The painter Brockedon traversed the Alps 58 times, crossing more than 40 different passes, in the course of his researches. He had helped in the preparation of Murray's Swiss guidebook.

US$1700. bookID # 9765


BURLINGHAM, Frederick; How to Become an Alpinist. London, T. Werner Laurie, [c 1912], First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 14 cm]; xii, 218, [x, ads] pp, frontis portrait, 63 photos on plates, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt device on spine, small stain on spine, minor spotting on a few leaves, presentation bookplate, very good sound and solid condition.

Neate B 217: 'Includes a good selection of photographs of early climbers; good chapter on early women climbers'. The author, called the man who cinematographed the Matterhorn, provides a chapter on filming Mont Blanc under difficulties, and on hints for alpine photography. Other chapters include How to Get Killed in the Alps, accidents on Mont Blanc, In an Avalanche Path, Playing with Death, Blizzards, etc.

US$40. bookID # 11267


CAMPANA, Antonio; Juan Puig-Ferran; Gran Canaria. Barcelona, , nd, , 8vo; unpaginated, many color photos, original cloth, very good..

US$2. bookID # 45


CAMPBELL, Donald; A Journey Over Land to India, partly by a Route Never Gone Before by any European. . . in a series of Letters to His Son, Comprehending his Shipwreck & Imprisonment with Hyder Alli, & His Subsequent Transactions in the East. London, T. N. Longman, 1796, , 4to [28 x 22 cm]; xix, 176; 138; 181, 9 pp, with the half-title page, original paper cover boards with new cloth spine a paper title label, lacks blank endpaper, few small old holes in four leaves with loss of a few letters, light foxing on few leaves, else good copy with wide margins.

The author describes his travels through Europe to Zante and Cyrus, to Aleppo, Baghdad, Bassora, Goa and Bombay including a description of his shipwreck at Goa. Wilson 36. Cox I, 306. This copy includes all three parts and the appendix (a letter from General Mathews to the East India Company). There were also some later printings.

US$800. bookID # 10039


CASSON, Stanley; Greece and Britain. London, Collins, nd [c1944], , 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 112 pp, 11 colored plates including frontis, 64 other illus, double-page map, original pictorial blue cloth, signature on endpaper, clean and very good copy.

From early accounts of Greek travellers to Britain including Pytheas, Byzantine influences on Anglo-Saxon culture and art, to more recent travels to Britain by Greeks and travels of British to Greece, and later political relations, and interesting work with good illustrations from early art-work.

US$3. bookID # 8656


CASTELLAN, A. L. [Antoine Laurent]; Letters on Italy; Illustrated by Engravings. London, Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1820, , 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; [ii], 108 pp, 4 engraved plates including frontis, later cloth and boards, title lettering on paper spine label, light spotting on cover, few margins with short tears, clean copy.

The original edition of this narrative of travels through Italy. No copies were traced in Library of Congress although two copies traced in British Library.

US$35. bookID # 13527


CATLIN, George; Catlin's Notes or Eight Years' Travels and Residence in Europe with His North American Indian Collection, with Anecdotes and Incidents of the Travels & Adventures of . . . American Indians whom he Introduced to the Courts of England, France and Belgium. London, Published by the Author, 1848, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, xvi, 296; xii, 336 pp, 16 (of 24) plates, lacking the title page of volume I, a mixed set, volume I in original pictorial cloth, faded, spine worn, volume II a little shorter in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, rubbed, interiors clean and solid, good reading set.

The title summarizes the book's content. The author travelled extensively through the American West, with the army and with Indian agents, and these excursions formed the basis for his work. He began exhibiting his paintings in 1833, opened his Indian Gallery in New York in 1837 and travelled to England and Europe in 1839, where he exhibited until 1848. (see Hand page 130). Aside from the description of his experiences, the work includes a detailed catalogue of each painting with description of each. Smith C27. Field 256. Sabin 11533.

US$180. bookID # 7927


CATLOW, Agnes and Maria E.; Sketching Rambles; or, Nature in the Alps and Apennines. London, James Hogg and Sons, [1861], First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, xiii, 374, [ii, ads]; ix, 368 pp, hand colored lithographed frontis in each volume, plus 18 other tinted lithographed plates, from the paintings of the authors, with the half titles in each volume, original red pictorial gilt and blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering and design, spine ends and edge wear, presentation bookplate on endpaper, very good, unmarked and clean copy.

Robinson 109: 'Armed with their sketch-books, the Catlow sisters, natural historian both, set out for the Alps. . . exploring the gentler slopes of Switzerland and Italy. Their illustrations are gentle, delicate landscapes; it is a very seemly book, this, written to encourage other in similar maidenly circumstances to travel too'. With their interesting detailed account of topography, geography and the peoples.

US$390. bookID # 11396


CHASE, Ilka; Fresh from the Laundry. Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1967, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [viii], 230 pp, 57 photos on 24 pages of plates, pictorial endpapers, original brown cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine ends, price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked in good jacket.

A narrative of the author's travels in the Balkans through Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, before the Soviet empire collapsed, paints interesting pictures of life, conditions, customs, etc. With good photos by her husband, Dr. Norton Brown.

US$5. bookID # 13519


CHEEVER, George B.; Wanderings of a Pilgrim in the Shadow of Mont Blanc and the Jungfrau Alp. Glasgow, London, William Collins, nd [c1850], , 12mo [19.5 x 12 cm]; 2 volumes in one with continuous pagination, x, [11]-367 pp, engraved frontis view of Mont Blanc, manuscript index on rear endpaper in pencil, original cloth faded, spine gilt title lettering, spine ends frayed, front blank endpaper lacking, good sound copy.

Travel through much of the Alps.

US$12. bookID # 7175


COOLIDGE, W. A. B.; Alpine Studies. London, Longmans, Green and Co., 1912, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xiii, 307 pp, frontis, 16 plates from photos, index, list of illustrations with detailed description of each, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, cover title lettering, lightly rubbed at edge, short tear at spine end, very good, interior clean and unmarked.

Neate C126: 'invaluable for detail and accuracy'. Cox 23: 'Coolidge was considered a leading Alpine scholar, a supreme authority on all subjects relating to the Alps and Swiss history. . . He was one of the most distinguished climbers of the Silver Age of mountaineering and one of the last of the pioneers of Alpine travel and exploration.. . . He was the first American mountaineer to achieve fame in the Alps, and a pioneer of winter climbing.' He describes in this book, some of his many climbs from 1878, as well as some history of the Alps and Subalpine exploration.

US$50. bookID # 11621


CORREVON, H. [Henry]; Album des Orchidees de l'Europe Centrale et Septrentrionale. Geneva, Paris, Librairie George, Librairie O. Doin, 1899, First edition, 8vo [25 x 16.5 cm]; xii, [vi], 92, [120], [iv, ads with illus] pp, 60 plates, of which 59 are fine colored lithographs (chromolithographs), other illustrations in text, original green cloth, gilt title lettering, rubbed at edges, some light foxing mostly marginal else a very good copy with good impressions of the plates, inscribed presentation copy in French signed by author dated May 1899.

Nissen 406a. Not in Glikbarg. Correvon, Swiss botanist and alpinist, wrote a number of influential works on alpine plants and flowers. The very attractive plates in this original edition are finely done and superior to those in the 1923 reprint. Each plate has the scientific name, and the common names in French, English and German. The text is in French.

US$650. bookID # 9406


CRACIUNAS, Silviu; The Lost Footsteps. London, Collins and Harvill Press, 1961, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 318 pp, map endpapers showing routes, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (spine a bit darkened, not price clipped), very good, clean and sound copy.

An exciting narrative of adventure, intrigue, espionage, people smuggling, in Roumania, being caught and imprisoned, tortured, making escape to freedom. The foreword is by Salvador de Madariaga: 'a thriller. . . once you have opened it, you must read it through, page after page, egged on by a tension of interest no novel can give.'

US$12. bookID # 10265


CRICHTON, A. W.; A Naturalist's Ramble to the Orcades. London, John Van Voorst, 1866, First edition, 12mo [17 x 11 cm]; iv, 132, [viii, ads] pp, lithographed frontis of owl swooping over her nest by J. Wolf, tissue guard, engraved title page vignette, original green pictorial cloth with gilt picture of bird on cover, gilt spine title lettering in decorative border, rear cover slightly rubbed, near fine clean copy, gilt bright.

Ripley 69. Wood 305 described as wanting. A narrative of the author's travels in the Orkney Islands north of Scotland in the summer of 1860, with much on nature, bird life, people he met, topography.

US$300. bookID # 11936


CURLEY, Thomas M.; Samuel Johnson and the Age of Travel. Athens, The University of Georgia, [1976], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [xii], 285 pp, frontis portrait drawing, illus, index, original green pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), very slight foxing at outer edge of text block, else near fine and clean.

An interesting study in which the author followed Johnson's itinerary through Scotland, Wales and France, with sections on the age of travel during Johnson's lifetime, travels with the Thrales, morality and metaphor of travel, mythic and historic travel, philosophic art and travel in the Highlands, etc.

US$10. bookID # 11954


DE BEATIS, Antonio; The Travel Journals of Antonio De Beatis, Germany, Switzerland, the Low Countries, France and Italy, 1517 - 1518, translated from the Italian by J. R. Hale and J. M. A. Lindon. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1979, First edition in English, 8vo; xii, 206 pp, plates, folding map, bibliog of European Travels up to 1521, original cloth, pictorial gilt, dj, fine.

De Beatiis, who accompanied Luigi of Aragon, one of the most wealthy, cultivated and well-connected of Italian cardinals, recorded the leisurely tour, the cities, towns, landscapes, churches, palaces, relics and works of art, the people and their customs. J. R. Hale provides an excellent historical perspective and a pioneering account of the Renaissance travel journal.

US$10. bookID # 954


DE BEER, Sir Gavin; Early Travellers in the Alps. New York, October House Inc, [1967], , 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; xx, 204 pp, frontis, 40 plates, 37 other illustrations, maps including folding, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, owner inscription on endpaper, clean very good+ in lightly worn dust jacket (not price clipped).

The classic on the Alps first printed in 1930 in London, this apparently first US edition with a supplementary bibliography with later works cited. Well-written account with 16th century travelling conditions, the earliest alpine tourists, famous alpine expeditions, war in the Alps, the greatest Alpine tourist and other fascinating information. Neate D13.

US$12. bookID # 13610


DUPIN, Charles; A Tour through the Naval and Military Establishments of Great Britain in the Years 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819 and 1820. London, Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1822, First edition in English, translated from the French, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; iv, 116 pp, two plates including folding fronts which has two illustrations, later cloth with title lettering on spine label, minor corner wear, slight lean, interior is clean and near fine.

A remarkable work where this Frenchman was allowed to gather detailed information on the British army and navy over a five year period of residence in England, after many conflicts between France and Britain. "I was constantly employed in visiting ad viewing every object and institution worthy of notice relative the British army and navy". The plate of flogging as practiced by the British Army is often lacking, here has a light stain at one side, mostly marginal. The frontis shows a military building at Chatham at top and light artillery equipment on bottom.

US$150. bookID # 13429


DURRELL, Lawrence (preface; Lear's Corfu; An Anthology Drawn from the Painter's Letters. Corfu, Corfu Travel, [1965], First edition, 4to [28 x 21 cm]; 40 pp, 8 plates and title page vignette from Lear's paintings, from the original lithographs, notes to his letters, orig heavy paper pictorial wraps, title lettering, slightly rubbed at spine, else fine & clean, with the loose leaf from the publisher that includes Lear's limerick on Corfu and a drawing being an ad promoting travel to Corfu, as issued but often lacking.

Durrell, who had lived in Corfu, describes Lear's work in the preface and the major influence of Greek scenery and culture on his work. The plates are scenes.

US$40. bookID # 12263


DWIGHT, Henry E.; Travels in the North of Germany, in the Years 1825 and 1826.. New York, G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1829, First Edition, 8vo; iv, 453, [i]pp, engraved frontis of fencing match, contemp full calf and marbled boards, gilt spine lettering with elaborate stamping between horizontal spine rules, marbled eps, scuffing & some wear at spine ends,edges & joints, cracked along joints, text tight & very clean, very light foxing, very good.

US$120. bookID # 73


ELWELL, Charles; Corsican Excursion. London, The Bodley Head, 1954, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 152 pp, frontis map, illustrations including many full-page from drawings by Edward Lear's 1870 book (Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica), bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in good dj (clear tape repair, price clipped).

A narrative of the author's extensive travels on this Mediterranean island, which he first visited in 1949.

US$6. bookID # 12177


FARRER, Reginald; Among the Hills; A Book of Joy in High Places. London, Headley Brothers, nd [1911], First edition, first issue, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 326, [i, ads] pp, 14 fine colored plates mounted on art paper, each with tissue and letterpress, 8 other plates from photos, folding map showing author's route, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine lettering faded, light edge wear, corner of half title page removed, interior is clean with only slight foxing in few margins, very good.

The author was a botanist, explorer, plant hunter and author of the English Rock Garden and many others, who here describes his travels and climbs in the Alps and other parts of Europe. Neate F06. Cox p. 103: 'Copies of the first edition usually have the lower three lines of the title covered by a gummed slip, London, the Swarthmore Press'. This copy has the slip present. The later edition did not have tissue guards and were printed on ordinary paper rather than the finer production that were mounted in this first edition.

US$110. bookID # 13296


FINLAY, Ian; The Highlands. London, B. T. Batsford, [1963], First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 208 pp, frontis and illustrations from photos, maps, index, original red cloth, spine title lettering in gilt, cover lightly faded, dj (price clipped, light wear at upper edge), near fine in very good jacket.

Detailed descriptions of each region of the highlands of Scotland.

US$5. bookID # 8103


FORBES, James D.; Travels Through the Alps. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1900, first complete edition of Forbes' Alpine works, annotated by W. A. B. Coolidge, large 8vo [24 x 17.5 cm]; xxxviii, [ii], 572 pp, engraved frontis (port), numerous illus, 6 maps including 2 folding maps in rear pocket, one being colored, 9 topographical sketches, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, gilt ruled, top edge gilted, expertly rebacked preserving original boards and most of spine, rubbed, bookplate of Orace Nerreshoff on endpaper, very good solid copy.

Neate 274: 'Forbes was a Scottish scientist and traveler. He made many observations and mountain expeditions in the Alps, Norway and Dauphine.. . . His books are the first English accounts of systematic Alpine exploration and description of various regions.' He made the fourth (first British) ascent of the Jungfrau and the first British ascent of the Stockhorn. This work consists of all of his Alpine works including Travels Through the Alps of Savoy (first published in 1843), Journals of Excursions in the High Alps of Dauphine, Berne and Savoy, Pedestrianism in Switzerland and Topography of the Chain of Mont Blanc. Abbey Travel 62 lists the first work. The introduction by Coolidge, an American mountaineer and former editor of the Alpine Journal, provides a good historical overview. Cox, Classics in the Literature of Mountaineering 9: 'Regarded as the father of British mountaineering, the distinguished Scottish scientist was the first British mountaineer to engage in a series of expeditions in the Alps. Travels Through the Alps was the first book in English which described a series of Alpine climbs'.

US$260. bookID # 6453


FORD, Alice; The 1826 Journal of John James Audubon; An Account of His Journey to England and Scotland to Arrange the Publication of The Birds of America, transcribed from the original. New York, Abbeville Press, [1987], , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; 447 pp, frontis (port), plates, original cloth, dj, fine.

Audubon's travels, beginning in 1826, in Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, etc, with a foreword by Ford, who is the recognized expert on Audubon and who was the first to transcribe his manuscripts.

US$3. bookID # 3147


FORESTER, Thomas (editor); Norway and its Scenery; Comprising the Journal of a Tour by Edward Price, esq, with considerable additions and a Road-Book for Tourists with Hints to Anglers and Sportsmen. London, Henry G. Bohn, 1853, First Edition, sm 8vo; xii, 470 pp, 21 finely engraved plates after E. Price, frontispiece (complete, mezzotints), original blind stamped cloth, gilt lettering, slight soiling on some leaves, original endpaper publisher's ads, very good+.

An interesting description of Norway including a large section with details for later travellers. The plates are very attractive.

US$120. bookID # 1738


FOSTER, Birket; Beauties of English Landscape; engraved by Dalziel Brothers, J. Cooper, E. Evans, H. Harral and others. London, George Routledge and Sons, 1874, First edition, 4to [25.5 x 21 cm]; xvi, 301, [i], [ii, publisher's ads] pp, 167 finely engraved illus, mostly full-page (complete), original pictorial green cloth with elaborate gilt decorations and lettering, a. e. g., spine ends worn and frayed, lightly foxed confined mainly to margins, internal hinges cracked but holding, very good in attractive original covers, gilt bright.

Views and landscapes by one of the most popular artists of the time.

US$140. bookID # 9048


FRANKLAND, Captain C. Colville; Narrative of a Visit to the Courts of Russia and Sweden in the Years 1830 and 1831. London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 399; viii, 464 pp, foldout aquatint frontis to volume I, engraved folding map (lightly foxed) in volume II, contemporary half calf, with gilt spine title lettering and decorations, spine ends worn, chipped, edgewear, bookplate on endpaper, light foxing on frontis, clean very good set.

Abbey Travel 27. Nerhood 195: 'British Royal Navy captain describes life of court and of the military during journey, September-July, with a special note on cholera and its impact'. The author's travels in Sweden included Halsingborg, Jonkoping, Stockholm, and Karlskrona. No copies were recorded at auction in the last 25 years. The frontis in Volume I shows the Krasnoi Ploschtchad and the map details the planned dykes to spare St. Petersburg from floods. There is a chapter in French on the silk industry. in Georgia.

US$690. bookID # 8836


FRANKLAND, Captain C. Colville; Narrative of a Visit to the Courts of Russia and Sweden in the Years 1830 and 1831. London, Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1832, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes, xii, 399; viii, 464 pp, foldout aquatint frontis to volume I, engraved folding map (short split at fold, crease) in volume II, dark brown morocco and marbled boards, edges & endpapers, raised bands, gilt spine title lettering, covers bit rubbed, light stain on inner margin of endpaper, clean very good set,.

The narrative text is complete but volume I lacks pages 385-399 (provided in photocopy) which consist of most of the section in French on the silk industry in Georgia. Abbey Travel 27. Nerhood 195: 'British Royal Navy captain describes life of court and of the military during journey, September-July, with a special note on cholera and its impact'. The author's travels in Sweden included Halsingborg, Jonkoping, Stockholm, and Karlskrona. No copies were recorded at auction in the last 25 years. The frontis in Volume I shows the Krasnoi Ploschtchad and the map details the planned dykes to spare St. Petersburg from floods.

US$590. bookID # 8776


FULLER, Henry B.; Gardens of this World. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1929, First edition, limited to 2,000 copies, of which this is 188, sm 8vo [19 x 14 cm]; [viii], 225, [iii, ads] pp, original cloth a bit faded, dj (wear and small chips at edges), else near fine in good dj.

Travels in many parts, including Spain, Portugal, Italy, Sicily, Greece with mainly personal experiences with the people encountered.

US$10. bookID # 2045


GIBBINGS, Robert; Coming Down the Seine. London, J. M. Dent & Sons, [1953], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [vi], 217 pp, pictorial title page in red and black, numerous attractive wood-engraved illustrations, original red pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine vignettes and title lettering, blank front endpaper removed, else clean and near fine.

A narrative of the author's travels along the Seine in France with his fascinating description and sketches.

US$8. bookID # 11196


GILMOUR, J. S. L. (editor); Thomas Johnson, Botanical Journeys in Kent & Hampstead; A Facsimile Reprint with Introduction and Translation of his Iter Plantarum 1629, Description Itineris Plantarum 1632. Pittsburgh, The Hunt Botanical Library, 1972, First edition thus, 4to [27.5 x 19.5 cm]; ix, 167 pp, maps including large folding with route in red, facsimiles, illus, bibliog, index, original simulated leather, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean copy, in dj (short tear at edge, lightly foxed), with the original prospectus for the book, with a loose dedication to author from the Botanical Magazine, signed by author.

Contains a loose review of this book in German. The book, besides reproducing the original works, includes a detailed introduction by Gilmour and short essays by a number of other authors on different aspects of the work, including R. E. Latham, R. Rose, P. W. Richards, C. E. Raven, appendices, etc

US$50. bookID # 12328


GOLDSMITH, J.; The Present State of the British Empire in Europe, America, Africa and Asia, containing The Religion, Policy, Customs, Government, Trade, Commerce, Manufactures, with the Natural & Artificial Curiosities, of the Respective Parts of our Dominions. . .. London, W. Griffin, J. Johnson, W. Nicoll and Richardson and Urquhart, 1768, , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; vii, 486 pp, with the half title page, tables, later half green calf, marbled boards, gilt spine title lettering on red leather label, gilt ruled on raised bands, edges lightly rubbed, half title with short tear, interior clean and fine, without the usual foxing.

Howes G227. Sabin 27718 mentions the first edition of 1767 with maps but this edition has the same text. The British Library copy description for the 1768 edition does not list the presence of maps. There is about 135 pages on America including 32 pages on Florida. The work also includes a list of the English company's forts and factories. A good description of British colonies in the world at that time. No copies were traced at auction in the last 26 years.

US$300. bookID # 10680


GOODMAN, E. J.; New Ground in Norway; Ringerike, Telemarken, Saetersdalen. London, George Newnes, 1896, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xvi, 224, [xxiii, ads for local businesses including hotels] pp, frontis, plates and illustrations from photos by Paul Lange, color foldout map showing routes, steamer routes, roads, paths, original cloth with elaborate gilt picture of building, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, edges rubbed, front hinge cracked but firm, map lightly foxed, corner of margin of leaf chipped, very good copy.

The author explored areas not travelled by tourists up to that time, in particular the interior of Southern Norway, which until then was not easily accessible.

US$70. bookID # 7768


GORDON, Mrs. Will., F. R. G. S.; Roumania Yesterday and To-Day; With an Introduction and Two Chapters by H. M. The Queen of Roumania. London, John Lane The Bodley Head, 1918, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xxxii, 270 pp, frontis from drwg, numerous plates from photos, folding colored map, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, rear endpaper with light dampstain on outer edge, near fine, clean copy.

The author of several travel books, provides a well-illustrated work on the people, conditions, politics, history, royalty, military, etc, of Rumania at a critical time in its history.

US$55. bookID # 9550


GOURBILLON, M.; Travels in Sicily and to Mount Etna in 1819. London, Sir Richard Phillips and Co., 1820, First edition in English, translated from the original French first edition of the same year, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; 112 pp, 3 plates including frontis, map and plan, engraved title page vignette of Etna, later cloth with title lettering on spine label, minor corner wear, map bound upside down, interior is clean and near fine.

The author spent many months touring the area and provides insightful observations on the countryside, customs, people, volcano, politics, government, etc.

US$200. bookID # 13428


GRONOW, Captain; The Reminiscences & Recollections of Captain Gronow Being Anecdotes of the Camp, Court, Clubs & Society 1810-1860. London, John C. Nimmo, 1892, , 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xxviii, 353; xi, 340 pp, 33 fine hand colored plates including frontis in each volume, one being a portrait, with the half titles, index, contemporary three quarter red crushed morocco, gilt ruled, raised bands, gilt spine title lettering, orig silk ribbon bookmark in each volume, marbled endpapers, joint lightly rubbed, signature of Augusta W. Harrison on blank endpaper, clean fine set.

The very attractive costume, fashion and genre plates are by Joseph Grego. Gronow, a British officer, traveled widely in Europe over many years and provides some interesting comments on society, nobility, culture, the court of Napoleon III, the Duke of Wellington, Chateaubriand, Louis XVIII, Madame de Stael, fashionable society, etc.

US$390. bookID # 10302


HALE, J. R. (ed), with J. M. A. Lindon; The Travel Journal of Antonio de Beatis; Germany, Switzerland, The Low Countries, France and Italy, 1517-1518. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1979, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 206 pp, plates including one of "The Holy Shroud", foldout map with route shown, bibliog of early travel narratives, index, original cloth with gilt vignette and gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean.

The description of individuals, landscapes, towns, regions, buildings, art and customs give one of the clearest impressions of life in north-western Europe in the Renaissance. The editor's introduction is a pioneering account of the evolution of the Renaissance travel journal.

US$15. bookID # 13412


HENDERSON, Helen W.; A Loiterer in London. New York, George H. Doran Company, [1924], First Edition, 8vo; xiv, [ii], 17 - 434 pp, frontis, over 100 illustrations from photos, mainly full-page, original pictorial gilt cloth, spine faded, very good.

US$3. bookID # 1589


HOLLEY, Marietta; Samantha in Europe, by Josiah Allen's Wife. New York, Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1896, First American Edition, 8vo; xv, 714, [i, ad] pp, frontis, numerous illustrations in text and full-page, original pictorial cloth and spine, light rubbing, minor shelf wear, front hinge starting to crack but firm, overall a very good copy.

US$2. bookID # 1799


HORNBY, Lester G.; Balkan Sketches; an Artist's Wanderings in the Kingdom of the Serbs. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, 1927, First trade edition, sm 4to; xvi, 223 pp, 77 attractive illustrations and plates by the author, some with color, colored map endpapers, original quarter cloth and paper cover bds, paper spine label (faded), corner wear but very good clean copy.

US$20. bookID # 1418


IRVING, R. L. G. [Robert Lock Graham]; The Alps. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1940, First American edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; viii, 120 pp, colored frontis from painting,131 illustrations from photos on plates, plan and illus, endpaper maps index, with the errata sheet tipped in (often lacking), original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (light wear at edges, price clipped), very good, clean condition.

The author provides a detailed description of the Alps as they cover Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy, including the mountains, the people, activities, homes, flora and fauna. Neate I13. The author, mountaineer and teacher, took a number of pupils climbing in the Alps, the most famous being Mallory. He later wrote a number of mountaineering books including A History of British Mountaineering, Ten Great Mountains, etc.

US$15. bookID # 12081


JOHNSTON, Robert; Travels Through Part of the Russian Empire and the Country of Poland, along the Southern Shores of the Baltic. London, J. J. Stockdale, 1815, First edition, 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; vii, xvi, [17] - 460 pp, 20 hand colored plates including frontis, uncolored plate of ploughs, other illus, 2 engraved maps, tables, half-title page is present, contemporary half red morocco, gilt spine title lettering, covers worn and rubbed, spine head chipped, interior has slight foxing of some leaves, mostly unfoxed, interior is very good and unmarked, nice wide margins.

Tooley 286. Hardie 141. Abbey Travel 15. Nerhood 164: 'British scholar journeys from St. Petersburg through Moscow to Smolensk, shortly after Napoleon passed there, June-October 1814. Friendly to Russia, he laments the destruction of Moscow'. The maps are the northwest part of Russia and the northwest part of Europe (including Baltic). The attractive colored plates are mostly views and people including Copenhagen, Hamburg, Stralsund, Tilsit, Hermitage, Moscow, Kremlin, Borodino, Smolensko, Lithuanian Jewess, Cronstadt Boatmen, village scene, etc.

US$1250. bookID # 11272


JONES, Sydney R.; London Triumphant. London & New York, The Studio Publications, [1944], , 8vo [25 x 15.5 cm]; 278 pp, many illustrations from the author's sketches, index, original blue cloth with gilt building on front cover and spine and gilt spine title lettering, signatures on margin of title page, very good.

Notable for the drawings of buildings, many of which no longer exist.

US$2. bookID # 7525


KERNER, Robert J.; Northeastern Asia: A Selected Bibliography - Contributions to the Bibliography of the Relations of China, Russia, and Japan with Special Reference to Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia and Eastern Siberia, in Oriental and European Languages. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1939, First edition, thick 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; 2 volumes complete, xxxix, 675; xxxi, 621 pp, indexes, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, library stamps on endpapers and title pages, spine number blacked out, text pages are clean and unmarked, still quite a good copy, sound and tight, of the original edition.

A massive work, over 1,300 pages, with reference to almost 14,000 works in all subjects, and a basic reference in this area. Includes extensive introductions in each volume.

US$65. bookID # 12900


KNIGHT, Max, photos by Gerhard Klammet; Return to the Alps. San Francisco, Friends of the Earth, McCall Publishing Company, [1978], First Edition, folio [35 x 27 cm]; 160 pp, 64 pages of color photos, including double page plates, double page map, original cloth, dj, fine.

US$4. bookID # 3357


KNIGHT, Max, photos by Gerhard Klammet; Return to the Alps. San Francisco, Friends of the Earth, McCall Publishing Company, [1978], First Edition, folio [35 x 27 cm]; 160 pp, 64 pages of color photos, including double page plates, double page map, other illus, original cloth, dj (price clipped), pictorial endpapers, fine.

Superb photographs with interesting text, including selections from Alpine literature.

US$4. bookID # 3943


LAING, Samuel; Observations on the Social and Political State of Denmark, and the Duchies of Sleswick and Holstein in 1851. London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1852, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 446, [ii], 32 [ads] pp, map frontis Battle of Idstedt, with the half title page, endpaper ads, original brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering, frontis slightly foxed, but interior quite clean and fine, unmarked, minor fading on part of cover, near fine.

The author of numerous works on his travels in Europe, especially in Scandinavia, describes the people and country of Denmark, topography, towns and villages, customs, politics, glaciers, trade, battles, newspapers, shops, scenery, Copenhagen, museums, royalty, education, etc.

US$150. bookID # 11565


LANG, Andrew and John Lang; Highways and Byways in the Border. London, Macmillan and Co., 1913, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xvi, 439, [iv] pp, frontis and numerous illustrations from drawings by Hugh Thomson, folding map, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, edges a little rubbed, corner bumped, very good.

With much on the history, ruins, legends, ballads and nature of the border between England and Scotland, beautifully illustrated.

US$10. bookID # 13120


LANGER, Jiri; Nine Gates to the Chassidic Mysteries. New York, David McKay Company, [1961], First edition in English, original edition was in Czech in 1937, 12mo 21 x 14 cm]; xxxiv, 266 pp, original cloth, silver title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped, frayed at spine ends, short tear), front blank endpaper removed, else near fine and clean, in very good jacket.

The author, a Czech Jew, travelled back in time when he travelled from Prague to the eastern Chassidic villages where was still practised, the original customs, where he spent years recording his experiences. The detailed and lengthy foreword by the author's brother Frantisek, provides a good historical background for the book.

US$9. bookID # 13604


LEAR, Edward; Journals of a Landscape Painter in Albania, &c. [with:] Journals of a Landscape Painter in Southern Calabria, &c.. London, John Bentley, 1851, 1852, First edition of each title, 8vo [25.5 x 16 cm]; 2 volumes; [iv], 428 pp, map, 20 fine tinted lithographed plates; xxiii, 284, 2 maps, 20 fine tinted lithographed plates, second volume with half title and two section titles, the second for Kingdom of Naples, index, contemporary marbled boards, edges and endpapers, later matching half calf, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, slightly foxed on a few leaves, Joseph Gundry's bookplate, the 2 volumes bound as a set, although issued separately.

Abbey Travel 45 and 175. Noakes 67 and 68. The 40 fine plates, drawn and lithographed by Lear, are very attractive views.' The maps show the author's routes. Albania was the second of his travel books to have text as well as illustrations, published in 1851, followed by Calabria the following year in a similar format. It was in response to the Albania book that Tennyson wrote his poem, 'To E. L. on his travels in Greece'. Lear, described as 'a man of versatile and original genius', was a bird artist, compared in his time to Audubon, a traveller, musician and children's writer par excellence. His landscape paintings are admired in many art galleries. "His travels took him to parts of Albania never before visited by a foreighner from western Europe." [Royal Academy of Arts, 1985, p.160-1]. " . . some villages in this, the most southerly portion of the beautiful kingdom of Naples have hitherto remained unexplored by Englishmen til now" [p. vi].

US$3500. bookID # 12261


LETTS, Malcolm; Francis Mortoft: His Book; Being his Travels Through France and Italy 1658-1659. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1925, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xxxiv, 216 pp, folding frontis panorama of Rome with tissue guard, 2 folding map, each showing author's route, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, slight wear at spine edge, near fine clean copy.

A superb copy of the first publication of this work, whose manuscript was found in the British Museum. Interesting 17th century travels through France and Italy on the Grand Tour, with descriptions of villages, towns, cities, and much on Rome.

US$70. bookID # 12512


LETTS, Malcolm (editor & trans); The Travels of Leo of Rozmital through Germany, Flanders, England, France, Spain, Portugal and Italy 1465-1467. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1957, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xv, 196 pp, frontis, plate, illus, folding maps, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers and gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly chipped and light edge wear), else fine, covers bright, clean and unmarked.

The Journey, described in a most readable and entertaining way, took them through most of Europe, where they met the rulers, observed the customs and ways of life. In his retinue were two chroniclers who each described the journey. There stay in Brussels 'is an unrivaled record of the Burgundian court'. There is a good 17 page introduction by Letts.

US$40. bookID # 12491


LINNAEUS, C.; Lachesis Lapponica, or a Tour in Lapland, now first Published from the Original Manuscript Journal of the Celebrated Linnaeus, by James Edward Smith. London, White and Cochrane, 1811, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xvi, 366; [ii], 306 pp, illustrations are woodcuts by Richard T. Austin, index, later cloth backed marbled boards, gilt spine title lettering on spine, few discrete and light library stamps, a very good+ set, sound and clean.

Cox i, 188: "An important and interesting work on Lapland and parts of Norway and Sweden. This famous botanist was himself the instigator of a large number of scientific voyages." Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus in British Museum (1933) #188. Soulsby 192. Hulth 160. Junk p. 59: 'wichtung und selten'. Sansbergs Bokhandel, catalogue 12, p. 117: "Linnaeus started his work of investigation during his early manhood with his journeys to the Swedish provinces, where he noted the natural resources of the country-side. In the summer of 1741 he visited Oland and Gotland, in 1746 Vastergotland and Bohuslan and Skane in 1749. His accounts of these trips are his most often read works. They are of great topographical interest and abound in his observations of nature, animal and plant life as well as in ethnographical and economical matters. His geological remarks are of particular interest. The style is Linnaeus's usual: short, direct and to the point, often shot through with humour and touched with a lyrical love for nature." Smith bought Linnaeus's manuscripts and brought them back to England. The first Swedish edition was not until 1888.

US$920. bookID # 10940


LINNAEUS, C.; Lachesis Lapponica, or a Tour in Lapland, now first Published from the Original Manuscript Journal of the Celebrated Linnaeus, by James Edward Smith. London, White and Cochrane, 1811, First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xvi, 366; [ii], 306 [ii, ads] pp, illustrations are woodcuts by Richard T. Austin, index, errata at end of volume II, this set has old engraved portrait plate of Linneaus mounted on blank leaf before title of volume I, contemporary full leather, gilt title lettering on red spine leather spine labels, spines rubbed, joints cracked but firm, few light small library blind-stamps, name on blank endpaper, very good set, clean interior.

Cox i, 188: "An important and interesting work on Lapland and parts of Norway and Sweden. This famous botanist was himself the instigator of a large number of scientific voyages." Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus in British Museum (1933) #188. Soulsby 192. Hulth 160. Junk p. 59: 'wichtung und selten'. Sansbergs Bokhandel, catalogue 12, p. 117: "Linnaeus started his work of investigation during his early manhood with his journeys to the Swedish provinces, where he noted the natural resources of the country-side. In the summer of 1741 he visited Oland and Gotland, in 1746 Vastergotland and Bohuslan and Skane in 1749. His accounts of these trips are his most often read works. They are of great topographical interest and abound in his observations of nature, animal and plant life as well as in ethnographical and economical matters. His geological remarks are of particular interest. The style is Linnaeus's usual: short, direct and to the point, often shot through with humour and touched with a lyrical love for nature." Smith bought Linnaeus's manuscripts and brought them back to England. The first Swedish edition was not until 1888.

US$1000. bookID # 12534


LINNAEUS, C.; Lachesis Lapponica, or a Tour in Lapland, now first Published from the Original Manuscript Journal of the Celebrated Linnaeus, by James Edward Smith. London, White and Cochrane, 1811, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes bound in one, xvi, 366; 306 [ii, ads] pp, illustrations are woodcuts by Richard T. Austin, index, errata at end of volume II, contemporary full leather, rebacked with matching spine with gilt rules, gilt title lettering on spine leather spine label, marbled edges, small scratch mark on cover, interior is clean and fine in sound and tight vg binding.

Cox i, 188: "An important and interesting work on Lapland and parts of Norway and Sweden. This famous botanist was himself the instigator of a large number of scientific voyages." Catalogue of the Works of Linnaeus in British Museum (1933) #188. Soulsby 192. Hulth 160. Junk p. 59: 'wichtung und selten'. Sansbergs Bokhandel, catalogue 12, p. 117: "Linnaeus started his work of investigation during his early manhood with his journeys to the Swedish provinces, where he noted the natural resources of the country-side. In the summer of 1741 he visited Oland and Gotland, in 1746 Vastergotland and Bohuslan and Skane in 1749. His accounts of these trips are his most often read works. They are of great topographical interest and abound in his observations of nature, animal and plant life as well as in ethnographical and economical matters. His geological remarks are of particular interest. The style is Linnaeus's usual: short, direct and to the point, often shot through with humour and touched with a lyrical love for nature." Smith bought Linnaeus's manuscripts and brought them back to England. The first Swedish edition was not until 1888.

US$1500. bookID # 13133


MACCULLAGH [MAC CULLAGH], Richard John; Viking's Wake; Cruising Through Southern Scandinavian Waters. London, D. Van Nostrand Company, nd [c1959], First edition, small 4to [26 x 20 cm]; xiv, [ii], 239 pp, frontis, plates from photos, illustrations from drwgs, maps, index, original dark green cloth with gilt decorative design on front cover and gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in very good dj (chip at lower edge).

The story of a small boat cruise, with pilotage notes at end of each chapter, through Kiel Fiord and Canal, all Danish waters, islands and ports, Southern Sweden, the Kattegat and the North Sea, with excellent illustrations by the author-artist and maps.

US$15. bookID # 8442


MACKENZIE, Sir George Steuart; Travels in the Island of Iceland, During the Summer of the Year 1810. Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Company, 1811, First edition, 4to [27.5 x 22 cm]; xx, 491, [i, directions to binder] pp, 3 maps, including frontis, another folding & hand colored, 4 folding tables, 14 plates including 8 hand colored aquatints, some foldout, other engravings , sheet of music, complete, index, contemporary half leather, marbled boards and edges, gilt title lettering on black leather spine label, joints cracked but firm, internal hinge reinforced, minor foxing on a few margins but mostly quite clean, interior near fine.

Abbey Travel 160. The attractive hand colored plates are aquatints and are mounted as issued (see Abbey). Tooley (English Colour Plate Books) 313. The plates include views, caldron of boiling mud, geysers, costume, view of Reikiavik, other towns, etc. The author travelled with Henry Holland and Richard Bright, who each contributed chapters. The text includes narratives of three excursions, descriptions of the state of education, literature, laws, government, religion, commerce, as well as zoology, botany, mineralogy, mineral waters, with several appendices giving further details. The second edition of 1812 was somewhat abridged. 'Contains much information of permanent interest on the social and economic condition of Iceland' [DNB].

US$1200. bookID # 13059


MACKENZIE, Sir George Steuart; Travels in the Island of Iceland, During the Summer of the Year 1810. Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Company, 1811, First edition, 4to [28.5 x 23 cm]; xx, 491, [i, directions to binder] pp, 3 maps, including frontis, another folding & hand colored, 4 folding tables, 14 plates including 8 hand colored aquatints, some foldout, other engravings , sheet of music, complete, index, contemporary leather boards with newer leather spine, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, corners repaired with leather, lightly foxed on few leaves, mainly marginal and on tissue guards, very good sound and solid copy.

Abbey Travel 160. The attractive hand colored plates are aquatints and are mounted as issued (see Abbey). Tooley (English Colour Plate Books) 313. The plates include views, caldron of boiling mud, geysers, costume, view of Reikiavik, other towns, etc. The author travelled with Henry Holland and Richard Bright, who each contributed chapters. The text includes narratives of three excursions, descriptions of the state of education, literature, laws, government, religion, commerce, as well as zoology, botany, mineralogy, mineral waters, with several appendices giving further details. The second edition of 1812 was somewhat abridged.

US$1000. bookID # 7434


MACKY, John [published anonymously]; A Journey Through the Austrian Netherlands, Containing the Modern History and Description of all the Provinces, Towns, Castles, Palaces, &c. of that Fruitful Populous Country, so long the Scene of Wars and dreadful Ravages, etc. London, J. Pemberton, 1732, Second edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13 cm]; xxx, [ii, ads], 205, [xxx, index] pp, with errata leaf bound after title page, publisher's ad printed on verso half-title page, engraved headpieces, tailpieces and initials, table, index, original boards with new spine and gilt title lettering on spine, boards a little scuffed, lightly foxed on some leaves but mainly clean, very good solid copy.

Cox i, 125. The first edition was in 1725. It is composed as a series of letters, travels through parts of Belgium and Holland with mention of many places including Ypres, Flanders, Bruges, Brussels, Antwerp, Louvain, Liege, Lisle, Douay, Calais, etc.

US$500. bookID # 7112


MACLEAN, Fitzroy; Bonnie Prince Charlie. New York, Atheneum, 1989, First American Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xii, 386 pp, illus, colorplates, map, genealogical chart, original cloth, dj, fine.

US$2. bookID # 2277


MARTINEAU, G. R.; Nagel's Guide Books; Italy in One Volume. Paris, Nagel Publishers, [1949], , 12mo [16 x 11 cm]; liv, 516, [iv], xlviii pp, 64 colored maps and plans including many folding and double-page, endpaper map, original cloth faded, original ribbon bookmark, but very good copy.

There are detailed street plans of 42 cities and town and detailed listings of sites, historical, artistic and tourist related.

US$20. bookID # 7537


MILTOUN, Francis; The Automobilist Abroad. Boston, L. C. Page & Company, 1907, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, 381 pp, 38 plates including colored plates and frontis from paintings, each with tissue guard and letterpress, photo plates, many other illustrations from drawings, maps including 2 folding, one being detailed roadmap, index, original pictorial cloth with mounted color plate, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, title printed in red & black, pictorial endpapers, spine stained, hinge cracked but firm, interior clean and near fine in good sound cover.

The many illustrations are by Blanche McManus. Early car travel through England, France, Germany, Pyrenees, Holland, etc with a section on travelling by car, hotels, roads and routes. Appendices on road signs, account of European road races, famous hills abroad, map-making, etc.

US$48. bookID # 12002


MONTAGUE, Lady Mary Wortley; Letters of the Right Honorable Lady M--y W--y M--e: Written during her Travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to Persons of Distinction, Men of Letters, &c. in different parts of Europe. . . Accounts of the Policy and Manners of the Turks. Paris, Theophilus Barrois junior, 1784, a new edition, first edition was 1767, 16mo [15.5 x 9 cm]; xii, 308 pp, with the half title, contemporary full calf with gilt title lettering on leather spine label, spine ends chipped, edges worn, front joint loosening but holding, ink name on half-title, lacks front blank endpaper, interior sound and clean.

Written as a series of 58 letters from various parts of Europe and Turkey over several years (1716-1718), which became a popular work and her writings to her many friends stand today as solid travel writing. The work also contains a two page poem written to the author from Mr. Pope. Robinson 32: 'The unprecedented adventurousness of her journey to Turkey and the skill with which she described its strangeness, set her well apart from the rest. She was the first authoress to travel abroad for mere curiosity's sake, and call herself with considerable pride, a traveller'. Blackmer 1150. Atabey 829. Gay 94.

US$90. bookID # 9050


MORRAH, Herbert Arthur, paintings by Berenger Benger; Highways & Hedges. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1911, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 17 cm]; xv, 144 pp, 20 fine color plates including frontis from paintings by Benger, each mounted on heavy art paper, each with captioned tissue guard, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, spine end bit rubbed, name on endpaper, interior clean, very good+ overall.

Inman 158. Only 3,000 copies of this first edition were printed, some later printings had less plates. The charms of English country life in pictures and narrative as the author travelled the lanes, highways and byways through the year.

US$60. bookID # 12062


MOTLEY, John Lothrop; The Rise of the Dutch Republic. London, George Routledge and Sons, 1869, First Edition, 12mo; 3 volumes, xvi, 485; xii, 527; viii, 518 pp, index to the 3 volumes, contemporary full calf, raised bands, giltdec, giltlettering on red and black labels, scuffed and wear at edges, bookplates, very good set.

"A great book . . . for its descriptions. His account of the seige of Leiden is a real classic." (Bob Moore in Best Books)

US$50. bookID # 1361


MUIRHEAD, Findlay; The Blue Guides; Wales. London, Macmillan & Co., 1922, , 12mo [15.5 x 11 cm]; lvi, 260 pp, 22 maps and plans, almost all colored and folding, glossary, index, original blue cloth with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, original ribbon bookmark, slightly rubbed at edge, a clean, unmarked and near fine copy.

Divided into north, central and south Wales, each city and town, together with each sight that a traveller might want to visit with details on transportation, history. The introduction includes history, welsh language, books on Wales, railways, postal, hotels, motoring, notes for fishermen.

US$20. bookID # 9565


MUNRO, Ion S.; Beyond the Alps. London, Alexander Maclehose & Co, 1934, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, 298, [i] pp, frontis, plates from photos, drwg vignette on title page, endpaper maps, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, minor foxing on outer edge of text block and endpaper, else clean, and very good+ sound copy.

A narrative of the author's extensive travels in Italy and including travels in Libya, which was Italian colony at the time.

US$18. bookID # 11132


MUSSON, Spencer C., with illustrations by J. Hardwicke Lewis; The Upper Engadine. London, Adam and Charles Black, 1907, First edition, small 8vo [20 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 212 pp, 24 color plates from paintings including frontis with tissue guard, foldout map at end, index, original pictorial cloth with decorative border, spine decorations and gilt lettering, top edge gilted, lightly rubbed at edges, picture of Upper Engadine pasted on endpaper, very good+, with a loose photo of an Engadine room at Zuoz.

Inman 274. Attractive color plates of this part of the Alps.

US$34. bookID # 6350


NUTTING, Wallace; Ireland Beautiful. Framingham, Old America Company, [1925], First edition, large 8vo [26 x 1`8 cm]; [ii], 302 pp, 304 illustrations from photos, including some full-page, engraved illustrations on title page, index, original green cloth, gilt title lettering on cover and spine, spine lettering faded, endpaper inscription, interior near fine, clean and unmarked, overall very good.

The author of numerous books, covering New England states, furniture and antiques, here describes all of the 32 counties of Ireland, based on his extensive travels. Very well-illustrated from the author's photographs.

US$10. bookID # 12872


O'DONEVEN, Captain the; A Skillet of the Balkans. Lymington, Charles T. King, Simpkin Marshall, 1932, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13]; [ii], 210 pp, frontis and plates, plus headpiece illustrations to each chapter, all from drawings by A. Ross Thomas, original green cloth, gilt shamrocks, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine repair, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

A description of the author's extensive travels in the Balkans including Serbia, Sibenik, Dalmatian Coast, Dubrovnik, Skutari, Montenegro, Tirana, Skumbi, etc.

US$60. bookID # 12481


OMOND, George W. T.; Brabant and East Flanders. London, A. & C. Black, nd [c1907], , 8vo [22.5 x 17 cm]; vii, 127 pp, 20 color plates (complete) from paintings by Amedee Forestier, including frontis, each captioned on the tissue guards, index, original pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, top edge gilted, light staining on rear cover, minor foxing on few leaves, else clean, unmarked and very good.

Inman 128. A nicely illustrated work on this part of Belgium, including Ghent, Brabant, Antwerp, etc.

US$30. bookID # 11894


PARKER, Eric, illustrations by Hugh Thomson; Highways and Byways in Surrey. London, Macmillan and Co., 1935, Second edition, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; xxi, 452, [iii, ads] pp, frontis, attractive illustrations from drwgs, endpaper maps, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, minor crease on front cover, else fine.

The ads list the other books in the Highways and Byways series.

US$1. bookID # 2987


PATERSON, M. Malcolm; Mountaineering Below the Snow-Line or the Solitary Pedestrian in Snowdonia and Elsewhere. London, George Redway, 1886, First edition, 12mo [18 x 13 cm]; viii, 307, [i, index], 38 [publisher's catalogue dated September 1886] pp, 4 etched plates (complete) including the frontis with tissue guard, the plates from drwgs by Mackaness, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, gilt emblem on cover, spine ends chipped, edges rubbed, interior clean, partly unopened and very good in good cover, signed presentation inscription by Paterson.

Neate P21 : 'Hill walking in the British Isles and Norway', including Wales and the Cambrians.

US$160. bookID # 7904


PENNELL, Elizabeth Robins, illustrated by Joseph Pennell; Over the Alps on a Bicycle. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1898, First edition, 8vo [21 x 17 cm]; 128 pp, 34 plates and illustrations from drwgs, original paper wraps with vignettes, paper spine lacking, small bookseller's stamp on cover, covers a little used, else very good.

Bicycle journey through ten passes of the Alps including La Tete Noire, St. Bernard, Simplon, Spugen, San Bernardino, St. Gotthard, the Furka, the Grimsel, the Brunig, with the route from Dijon to Lucerne described in some detail and will interesting illustrations. The last 16 pages are ads for books including mountaineering and a full page ad for Imperial Rover Cycles ('any make of tyres fitted to order').

US$200. bookID # 8441


PFEIFFER, Ida; A Journey to Iceland and Travels in Sweden and Norway. New York, George P. Putnam, 1852, First American edition, translated from the German first edition of 1846 by Charlotte Fennimore Cooper, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 273 pp, folding frontis map of South West Coast of Iceland (tears), orig pictorial gilt cloth, with gilt picture on front & rear covers, gilt title lettering on spine with gilt design, spine ends frayed, title page slightly spotted but clean, very good copy with colored map on endpaper from other source showing Iceland.

Robinson p. 25: 'She was the first full-time woman traveller'. The author describes her travels in 1845 in interesting detail with some emphasis on the people and their customs, scenery, notable buildings and events.

US$80. bookID # 7910


PFEIFFER, Ida; Visit to Iceland and the Scandinavian North; to which are added and essay on Icelandic Poetry from the French of M. Bergmann, and a brief sketch of Icelandic History. London, Ingram, Cooke, and Co, 1852, First edition in English, translated from the German, 12mo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; 354 pp, 8 tinted plates including frontis and extra pictorial title page, index, original blind-stamped cloth, elaborate gilted spine with gilt title lettering, short tear and slightly frayed spine end, lightly foxed on some leaves, but overall clean, very good sound copy, spine gilt bright.

Robinson p. 25: 'She was the first full-time woman traveller'. The author describes her travels in 1845 in interesting detail with some emphasis on the people and their customs, scenery, notable buildings and events. The US edition of same year had no plates, which are of scenery, geysers, Copenhagen, Christiania, Falls of Trolhatta, Stockholm, mines of Dannemora, etc.

US$110. bookID # 9536


PHILIP, George & Son; Philips' Mercantile Map of Europe. London, The London Geographical Institute, nd [c1920], , 4to [29 x 25 cm, 11.5 x 9.7 inches]; large folding colored map measuring 78 x 122 cm or 37.5 x 48 inches that folds to 29 x 25 cm, original cloth covers, title lettering on cover and spine, joint cracked but firm, marbled endpapers, original ribbon ties, map near fine and clean, linen-backed sectional map as originally issued, in very good original cover.

A very detailed map, showing all of Europe including Western Russia to Iceland, part of north Africa, Lebanon, most of Caspian Sea. It shows cities, railways, mail and other steamers routes, wireless stations, canals, Lloyd's signal states, each country is shown in different color, also shows altitudes, etc. The scale is 72 mile to the inch or 1:4,500,000.

US$120. bookID # 12947


PUYDT, E. De [Paul Emile]; Les Orchidees. Histoire Iconographique. Organographie, Classification, Geographie, Collections, Commerce, Emploi - Culture, avec Une Revue Descriptive des Especes Cultivees en Europe. Paris, J. Rothschild, Editeur, 1880, First edition, large 8vo [27 x 19 cm]; viii, 348 pp, 50 fine colored lithographed plates (chromolithographs). mostly hand-finished (orig hand coloring), each with tissue guard, 244 other engraved illustrations, index, title page in red and black, contemporary calf backed boards, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, joints rubbed, lightly foxed, very good sound copy.

Covering the orchids that were cultivated in Europe at that time, having been sent mostly from South America, Asia, etc, most of which are still cultivated today. The detailed text (in French) includes much on each species, where they were found, collections, use and culture. The colored plates are 'beautifully done' [Glikbarg, the Orchid Observed #22]. Little is known about the artists M. Leroy or M. Guibert. Nissan 1572. Stafleau TL24810. Burrage catalogue 69.

US$1360. bookID # 12487


QUATREFAGES, A. De; The Rambles of a Naturalist on the Coasts of France, Spain, and Sicily. London, Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, 1857, First edition in English, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; 2 volumes bound in one, xix, 355; vii, 375 pp, the half title page is present in each volume, later half red morocco & marbled boards, gilt spine title lettering and gilt designs, gilt rules & raised bands, small signature in margin of title page, small note in margin of text, boards slightly rubbed, else near fine, solid attractive binding.

Freeman 3110. The author was an important French naturalist and ethnologist. Includes the Channel Islands, archipelago of Chausey, archipelago of Brehat, coasts of Sicily in some detail, Bay of Biscay, coasts of Saintonge, etc. An obituary of 1892 pasted in rear of book states that he was 'the last great opponent of the Darwinian theory of transformation'.

US$300. bookID # 12705


QUENNELL, Peter; London's Underworld; being selections from 'Those That Will Not Work', the 4th Volume of 'London Labour and the London Poor' by Henry Mayhew. London, William Kimber, [1951], , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 434 pp, frontis, illus, original cloth, dj (frayed at spine ends), else very good.

Deals with the activities of prostitutes, thieves, swindlers and beggars in mid nineteenth century London survey of outcasts and the lawless.

US$4. bookID # 3124


RADEN, Woldemar; Switzerland, Its Mountains and Valleys. London, Bickers and Son, 1878, First edition, folio [35.5 x 27 cm]; xv, 487 pp, complete 418 illustrations including 90 full-page plates, frontis, and other illus, engraved by A. Closs, title page printed in red and black, original pictorial cloth with elaborate design in gilt and black on front cover and spine, edges rubbed, spine ends a little frayed, internal hinges cracked but firm, presentation prize bookplate on endpaper, interior generally clean, very good.

The fine illustrations are from drawings, paintings by Bauernfeind, Braith, Calame, Dill, Disen, Eckenbrecher, Franz, Grob, Haberlin, Herdtle, Hertel, Heyn, Jungheim, Kindler, Kroner, Meyer, Meyerheim, Riefstahl, Ritz, Roux, Schmid, Schrodter, Spect, Vautier, Zugel and depictorialscenes, views, street scenes, people, activities, buildings, etc. An impressive work on the mountains, alpine roads and passes, lakes, forests, covering all parts of the country and cities, towns.

US$390. bookID # 7930


REDHOUSE, J. W.; The Diary of H. M. the Shah of Persia, During His Tour Through Europe in A. D. 1873. London, John Murray, 1874, First edition, first issue, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; xx, 427, 32 [publisher's catalogue dated April 1874] pp, frontis (portrait of Shah), extra colored pictorial title page, full-page illustrations of the Fan-Tail Posture in Dancing, engraved decorations in text, original pictorial cloth with decorations in gilt and black and mounted decoration, gilt and red title decorations, joint repaired, old tape repair in margin, corner & edge wear, else very good copy.

Redhouse was an oriental scholar, asked by the Shah to translate this interesting work. The Shah travelled from Tehran to Astrakhan, through Russia, Germany, Belgium, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Turkey and Georgia, describing the countries, peoples, agriculture, industry, museums, nature, etc.

US$250. bookID # 8687


RICHARDS, Matthew W.; Rambles in Sweden, being Notes of a Tour Made in the Summer of 1873. London, Printed for Private Circulation, 1875, First edition, and only edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; xviii, [19]-127, [i] pp, frontis (mounted photo of author], plates and other engraved illus, orig green cloth decorated in black & gilt with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, a. e. g., hinge cracking but firm, lightly rubbed at spine ends but a clean & fine copy, covers bright, with a presentation inscription from author on endpaper.

Published in a small quantity for the author's family and friends, no copies were traced at auction in the last 26 years, nor in the catalogues of the British Library, Library of Congress or OCLC WorldCat. The finely engraved illustrations and plates include views of Gothenburg, Sundswall, Malar Lake, Dalecarlians, Upsala, canal, Trollhattan Falls, several of Stockholm, street scenes, building, etc.

US$390. bookID # 8718


ROGER-SMITH, H. [Hugh]; Plant Hunting in Europe. Bedford, Rush & Warwick (Bedford) Ltd, nd [c1950], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 80 pp, photo plates, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at edge), else near fine, inscribed and signed by author on half-title page, dated May 1950.

The M. D. author describes his travels through Switzerland, the Pyrenees, the Dolomites and Karawanken, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Greece and Cyprus, describing the plant life, topography, etc, and taking his own photos of scenery, buildings, flowers, etc. Also included is a loose two page letter from author Hugh Miller, dated September 1949.

US$60. bookID # 13000


ROGET, F. F., illustrations by L. M. Crisp; Ski Runs in the High Alps. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1913, , 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 312, [iv, ads for skiing equipment including illustrations Burberry ad, ski books, guides] pp, 25 plates from drawings by Crisp including colored frontis, 6 folding maps, other illus, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, top edge gilted, cover light rubbed at edge, small scratch, very good sound copy, interior is clean and unmarked.

Neate R65: 'The principal book in English by a Swiss academic who was outstanding among the pioneers of ski-mountaineering'. A fascinating account of skiing in the Alps, including observations on the culture of skiing, the social aspects, the local people, many ski runs, glaciers, avalanches, military skiing, description and illustrations of the equipment used at that time, the mechanics of ski-bindings, etc.

US$320. bookID # 8509


RUBENSTEIN, Lorne; A Season in Dornoch; Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, [2001], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xi, 2342, [i] pp, illustrations from drwgs, maps and plans on endpapers, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, light wear), discrete name on endpaper, else fine and clean in very good dj.

Respected journalist and golf writer, the author describes his exploration of the countryside, the people, golfing in the area. Sean Connery, in the foreword, describes his stay in the same area, where he had filmed Goldfinger, and describes his own golf game.

US$8. bookID # 11201


SCHERER, [Col. Moyle] published anonymously; Notes and Reflections During a Ramble in Germany. London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1826, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; iv, 400 pp, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, marbled endpapers, gilt title lettering on black leather spine label, spine worn & rebacked, old signature on title, staining mostly marginal.

The author traveled in Germany, German Switzerland, Austria, Prague and returning to Berlin, describing the people, customs, society, topography, towns, etc.

US$110. bookID # 9613


SHIELDS, Robert; My Travels; Visits to Lands Far and Near, European, British, American and Canadian. Winnipeg, Manitoba Free Press, 1907, First Edition, 12mo [18 x 13 cm]; viii, [ii], [11]-339 pp, color frontis (port), illus, plates, portraits, original pictorialgilt cloth, gilt lettering and vignette on spine, slight shelf wear, clean , very good+.

The author's tourist notes on his various travels.

US$2. bookID # 2567


SITWELL, Sacheverell; The Netherlands; A Study of Some Aspects of Art, Costume and Social Life. London, B. T. Batsford Ltd., nd [c1948], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; viii, 168 pp, colored frontis, 122 illustrations on plates, including color plates, other illustrations from drwgs, foldout map, index, pictorial endpapers, original orange cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (corner of inside flap clipped, light wear at spine ends), signature of Anita Willis, near fine and clean in very good dj.

A very well-illustrated work by this important writer.

US$5. bookID # 8520


SMYTHE, F. S.; An Alpine Journey. London, Victor Gollancz, 1934, First edition, large 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 351 pp, 53 illustrations from photos on 48 plates, folding map showing author's route, glossary, original cloth, minor rubbing, previous owner's ink notes in margins of two pages, very good copy.

Neate 730. "The author climbed extensively in the Alps, and also made several important Himalayan expeditions, including the first ascent of Kamet." (Neate)

US$8. bookID # 5167


SOMMIERES, Col. L. C. Vialla de; Travels in Montenegro; containing a Topographical, Picturesque and Statistical Account of that Hitherto Undescribed Country. London, Sir Richard Philips, 1820, First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; [ii], 108 pp. 5 of 8 aquatint engraved plates, including a plan of Cattaro, the other three included as photocopies, later cloth with title lettering on paper spine label, interior is clean and near fine.

Blackmer 1729. This English edition was never issued with a map, although the plate of Cattaro below Montenegro is a plan view showing ships and town buildings with mountains in background. Other plates include costumes, buildings, view, etc. The author was governor of Cattaro and chief of general staff of the Illyrian army at Ragua.

US$80. bookID # 13540


SOMMIERES, Col. L. C. Vialla de; Travels in Montenegro; containing a Topographical, Picturesque and Statistical Account of that Hitherto Undescribed Country. London, Sir Richard Philips, 1820, First edition in English, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; [ii], 108 pp. 8 aquatint engraved plates, one being hand-colored (plan of Cattaro), later cloth with title lettering on paper spine label, light cover stain, interior is clean and near fine.

Blackmer 1729. This English edition was never issued with a map, although the colored plate of Cattaro below Montenegro is a plan view showing ships and town buildings with mountains in background. Other plates include costumes, buildings, view, etc. The author was governor of Cattaro and chief of general staff of the Illyrian army at Ragua.

US$180. bookID # 13384


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Mercator Atlas of Europe; from the collection formed by the British Rail Pension Fund. London, Sotheby's, 1996, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 34, [xiv] pp, numerous colored plates and illustrations, bibliography, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine and clean.

Sale LN6719. A very well-illustrated description of the Sotheby's sale held in London 26 November 1996 of this famous atlas which had been previously been auctioned 17 years earlier. Mercator was the greatest cartographer of the modern era and this atlas is the most important surviving ensemble of his works anywhere and the only collection ever likely to appear for sale. It consists of the only two known autograph manuscript maps by him, the only surviving copy of his Europe wall map of 1554, other rare wall maps, etc. With detailed and scholarly descriptions.

US$5. bookID # 13599


STANFIELD, Clarkson; Views in Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland. np, np, nd [c1830], , folio [38 x 28 cm]; a collection of 52 finely engraved plates, proofs on India paper, bound in volume, contemporary half green morocco with gilt spine title lettering, a. e. g., marbled boards, marbled endpaper, cover rubbed, corner wear, dampstain to lower margin, light foxing on some leaves, mostly marginal, very good, with original ribbon bookmark.

The attractive plates are views of countryside, towns, sea scenes, etc, images of varying size but average about 14 x 10 cm, plus nice large margins, and are a collection made in the 19th century of this famous artist's work. Stanfield (1793-1867), member of the Royal Academy, friend of Charles Dickens and Captain Maryatt, illustrated many fine books and plate books of the period. He is regarded as one of England's finest marine painters, and considered as Turner's rival as a delineator of cloud forms. Many of his works are in important galleries and museums.

US$390. bookID # 7908


STEINBERG, Jehudah, translated from Hebrew by George Jeshurun; In Those Days; the Story of an Old Man. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1915, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 199 pp, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, light stain on rear cover, spine slightly faded, name on endpaper, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

'Describes the life of Russian Jews in the time of Nicholas I, when Jewish children were snatched away from their homes in order that they might grow up as Christian soldiers. Steinberg has succeeded in narrating a serious story without continually lamenting and weeping, and throughout he preserves good taste and sanity'. [Block, Of Making Many Books].

US$5. bookID # 13799


STOKES, H. G.; English Place-Names. London, B. T. Batsford, [1948], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; [viii], 120 pp, colored frontis map of Gloucestershire, 64 illustrations including photos and maps, many full-page, glossary, bibliog, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in very good dj (light wear to spine ends).

A well-illustrated work with history, topography and accounts of towns, villages, rivers and hills.

US$9. bookID # 9563


SUTHERLAND, Donald, with illustrations by Gavin Nicol; Butt and Ben; a Highland Boyhood. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1963, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; x, 246 pp, illustrations from drawings, original red cloth with gilt spine title lettering, penciled signature on endpaper, dj is lightly worn at edges with short tear, else a fine clean copy.

The author describes his youth and the people in Argyll Scotland 50-60 years before he wrote the book.

US$5. bookID # 8101


SUTHERLAND, Halliday; Hebridean Journey. London, Geoffrey Bles, [1939], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; vii, 277 pp, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering in gilt border, clean, unmarked, near fine interior and cover with only light use in a worn dj (chipped at edges, rubbed, spine a little darkened).

The author of Lapland Journey here describes his travels among the islands of the Hebrides by steamer, crossing and travels through the many islands including Skye, Eigg, Iona, etc, and the Outer Hebrides, with good descriptions of the people, countryside, conditions, tales, history, etc.

US$5. bookID # 12190


THUNBERG, Charles Peter; Travels in Europe, Africa and Asia between the years 1770 and 1779. London, W. Richardson, J. Egerton, 1795-1796, third edition, the first edition was printed 1793-1795, 12mo [19.5 x 12 cm]; 4 volumes, xii, 317, [xviii]; [xiv], 316; [xvi]; 31, 285, xv; xix, [ii], 293, [xiv, index], [i, ad] pp, 11 plates, including folding, frontis, indexes, contemporary calf, gilt title lettering on leather spine labels, gilt spine decorations, edges rubbed, light wear, few outer margins with light stain, several pages of index of volume II misbound but complete, very good complete set.

A complete set of one of the most celebrated travel works of the 18th century, an account of the author's pioneering botanical research in Cape Province in South Africa, Java, Japan and in Ceylon. The author provides observations and insights into the customs, society, economy, etc of the countries he visited, but being a student of Linnaeas and a botanist provides useful information on plants, natural history and agriculture as well. He spent some three years in South Africa, with several trips into the interior, this being the subject of the first volume and half of the second. DSB XIII, 391: 'contains material of great ethnographic interest'. Mendelssohn IV, 499: 'his botanical notes are of special value'. Cleveland Herbal and Botanical Collection 588. Cox i, 343: 'These travels relating to Japan are exceedingly valuable with respect to the natural history'. Cordier Japonica 446. He later wrote the famous Flora Japonica, a primary source. This first edition was published in 1793 in three volumes with the fourth volume published in 1795. This edition has been corrected and contains the same plates as the first edition.

US$1250. bookID # 13258


TISSOT, Victor; Unknown Hungary. London, Richard Bentley and Son, 1881, First edition in English, translated from French, 12mo [18.5 x 13 cm]; 2 volumes, viii, 317; viii, 291 pp, contemporary half leather, marbled boards, covers rubbed with light wear, small ink mark on spine, minor spotting on few leaves, but generally clean, very good solid set, not bound with the half-titles.

The author travelled extensively in Hungary and describes the towns and villages, geography, the people, customs, culture, nobility, festivals, gypsies, cookery, politics, forests, the Danube, fortresses, etc.

US$390. bookID # 7870


TOMBLESON, William; Tombleson's Views of the Rhine. London, W. Tombleson & Company, 1832, First Edition, 8vo [24 s 15.5 cm]; 190, [ii, appendix], engraved title page, 68 fine engraved plates, with tissue guards (complete), large folding panorama engraved map of Rhine (often lacking), comtemporary half green calf, red label with gilt lettering, marbled bds rubbed, edgewear, corners worn, scattered foxing on few leaves, mostly marginal, most pages clean, very good sound copy.

The Tombleson plates are very finely done and well executed.

US$255. bookID # 2891


TOMLINSON, H. M.; London River. Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., nd [c1921], , 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; 251 pp, original cloth-backed boards, corners bit worn, previous owner's bookplate on endpaper, else very good.

US$2. bookID # 4169


TOURING CLUB ITALIANO - MILAN, ; Italia, Italy; Information and Advice to the Tourist for his Holiday in Italy. Rome, Ente Nazionale Industrie Turistiche, 1957, , 12mo [20 x 12.5 cm]; 80 pp, many illustrations from photos and drawings, index, original heavy paper printed wraps, one page with tear, very good+, clean and unmarked.

A tourist guide with much information including geography, resources and work, population, folk lore, history, art, museums, culture, how to travel, tours, hotels, restaurants, trattorias, food and wine, amusements, social events, shopping, open air life, how to reach, etc, all nicely illustrated.

US$5. bookID # 12648


TYNDALL, John; Mountaineering in 1861, a Vacation Tour. London, Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1862, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; x, 105, 8 [ads of mountaineering books] pp, 2 plates including frontis of the Weisshorn from drawing by Whymper, plate of the Matterhorn, original brown cloth with gilt spine title lettering, light cover stain, some minor rubbing, name on endpaper, very good copy with only slight foxing on few margins.

Neate T77. Cox (Classics in the Literature of Mountaineering) 15: 'The Golden Age of mountaineering produced a literature which has yet to be surpassed. . .The British scientist, John Tyndall, was an outstanding example of these pioneers. 1861 was his great year of climbing. He mad the first ascent of the Weisshorn and made an early attempt on the Matterhorn, which is described in this work'. Tyndall later made the first traverse of the Matterhorn.

US$290. bookID # 8781


UMLAUFT, F.; The Alps. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., 1889, First edition, large 8vo [25 x 17 cm]; xii, 523 pp, frontis with tissue guard, 2 foldout colored maps, 110 illustrations including 30 full-page plates, all from drwgs, tables, index of places, mountains, rivers, etc, original pictorial cloth, rubbed, spine darkened but gilt spine title lettering visible, minor foxing in few margins, but a very good sound copy.

'Professor Umlauft is, as far as I am able to ascertain, the first writer who has collected into one work, not only the topography of the entire range of the Alps, but also an account of the scientific, historical, and ethnological features of the great mountain system' (Lousa Brough, preface). Includes chapters on flora and fauna, geology, alpine roads and railways, avalanches and glaciers, etc.

US$100. bookID # 7459


WABER, A.; Bibliographie der Schweizerischen Landeskunde : Unter Mitwirkung der hohen Bundesbehorden, Eidgenossischer und Kantonaler Amtsstellen und zahlreicher Gelehrter; Landes und Reisebeschreibungen; Descriptions Geographiques et Recits de Voyages et Excursions. Bern; Staten Island, NY, Verlag von K. J. Wyss, Maruzio Martino, 1899, 1909, reprint published c1996, limited edition of 175 copies, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 2 volumes in one, xxiii, 440; [ii], xvi, 172, [ii] pp, indexes, original grey cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean, unmarked.

Two volumes in one, consisting of Fascicules III and III-2. The full title of first volume is Landes und Reisebeschreibungen; Ein Beitrag zur Bibliographie der schweizerischen Reiselitterature 1479-1890 zusammengestellt von A. Waber, originally published Bern 1899. The second title is Descriptions Geographiques et Recits de Voyages et Excursions en Suisse (fin du fascicle III); Contribution a la Bibliographie de la Literature Suise des Voyages de 1891 a 1900 avec dos supplements relatifs a la periode anterieure a 1891, par A. Waeber, Berne 1909. The combined volumes are a comprehensive bibliography describing thousands of articles, books, on country and descriptions of Swiss travel literature in the period 1479-1890. They are the complete works related to travel, voyages, excursions and descriptions from a larger work on the bibliography of Switzerland.

US$150. bookID # 12871


WEBER, Shirley Howard; Voyages and Travels in the Near East Made During the XIX Century; [bound with] Voyages & Travels in Greece, Near East & Adjacent Regions made previous to the Year 1801. Princeton, Staten Island, American School of Classical Studies at Athens; Maurizio Martino, [1997], reprint of the 1952-1953 editions, this reprint strictly limited to 200 copies, 8vo 21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes bound in one, xi, 252; [viii], 208 pp, general index in each volume, indexes of travelers and authors, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very fine and clean, as new, unmarked.

This edition contains both books, usually found separate. It contains detailed reference, collations, annotations, etc to 2,066 works in the Gennadius Library in Athens and is a very useful reference for travels in the regions for all periods prior to 1900

US$120. bookID # 12863


WILLIAMS, Charles; The Alps, Switzerland and the North of Italy. London, John Cassell, 1854, First edition, 4to [28 x 20 cm]; viii, 634 pp, frontis view of Geneva from the lake, map (showing Alps, Switzerland, Savoy, Piedmont, Lombardy), 161 illustrations including 21 full-page from drwgs, index, title vignette, contemporary half green morocco, marbled boards, gilt spine lettering on leather label, edges worn, rubbed, repair at top of joint, interior clean, sound and very good in good cover.

Neate W78, citing only the American edition: 'Includes account of early Mont Blanc ascents, reproductions of some of Auldjo's engravings, an account of early ascents of the Jungfrau, selections of mountain poetry, etc'. A well-illustrated work that also includes a brief directions for travellers, descriptions of each region in some detail, with approximately a quarter of the content on Italy. The illustrations include numerous views such as Basel, Bern, Brixen, Chamonix, Como, Erlenbach, Geneva, Grindelwald, Interlaken, Lugano, Milan, Padua, Reichenau, Schaffhausen, Schlanders, Trient, Venice, Verona, Zug, etc. No copies are listed in auction records of the last 26 years.

US$390. bookID # 8137


WOODS, May; Visions of Arcadia; European Gardens from Renaissance to Rococo. London, Aurum Press, [1996], First edition, 4to [27 x 24 cm]; 244, hundreds of color and bw illustrations from photos by the author and from early sources, plans, glossary, bibliog, index, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, pictorial endpapers, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

This rich comparative study concentrates on design and architecture, rather than on cultivation, and traces the movement of ideas across frontiers, as well as the persons that made them. Beautifully illustrated.

US$12. bookID # 6985


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