Rare, antiquarian, used & out-of-print books on general travels & voyages, for sale at Horizon Books.

AFLALO, F. G.; Behind the Ranges. London, Martin Secker, [1911], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; 284, [ii, publisher's ads] pp, frontis, plates, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, lightly rubbed at edge, light foxing on a few leaves, very good.

General travel essays which are more a philosophical perspective but based on the extensive travels of the author.

US$14. bookID # 3324


ALLEN, Alexandra; Travelling Ladies. London, Jupiter, [1980], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 266 pp, illustrations from original sources, bibliog, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, tiny chip), else fine and clean.

The author traces the careers of eight remarkable ladies who flouted the conventions of the nineteenth century in the pursuit of knowledge, spiritual fulfillment or romance including May French Sheldon's trek across Africa, Kate Marsden's journey to leper colonies in Siberia, Alexandra David-Neel in Tibet, Daisy Bates caring for aborigines in Australia, Jane Digby el Mesrab in Europe to Damascus, Mildred Cable in Central Asia, Marianne North, and Isabella Bird Bishop who travelled almost everywhere.

US$5. bookID # 9353


ANON, ; Inside Sebastopol, and Experiences in Camp; Being the Narrative of a Journey to the Ruins of Sebastopol, by way of Gibraltar, Malta, and Constantinople, and back by way of Turkey, Italy and France; accomplished in the autumn and winter of 1855.. London, Chapman and Hall, 1856, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; iv, 382 pp, frontis map of Mediterranean and Asia Minor, large folding map at rear of Sebastapol are showing siege operations, original blind-stamped cloth, spine rebacked preserving most of original spine, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, corners worn, very light foxing on a few leaves, but a clean, very good, solid copy.

Sebastopol, near the Crimea, was the sight of a major battle in 1855, and the author describes the camps and trenches there in some detail, although most of the book is an account of his journey there and return, including Gibraltar, Malta, Constantinople, Balaklava, Naples, Rome, Florence, Marseilles, etc.

US$50. bookID # 10076


ANON, ; The Columbian Atlas of the World containing Large-scale Colored maps of each State and Territory in the United States, Provinces of Canada, Every Foreign Country, the Continents and their Subdivisions. Buffalo, NY, Garretson, Cox and Company, 1897, , folio [37 x 31 cm or 14.5 x 12 inches]; 159 pp, 156 pages of colored maps, charts, including many double page, title printed in red and black, original blue pictorial gilt and blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on cover, a little worn at spine ends, corners, very good+ clean and sound copy.

This is not to be confused with the Columbian World's Fair atlas nor the Columbian Atlas of the World We Live In, which was in much smaller format. This atlas is quite large and filled with very detailed colored maps, starting with fine double-page maps of the world and of North America. The maps of the USA include the whole country, individual states and city maps showing streets (Boston, NY city, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Louis, St. Joseph, Kansas city, New Orleans, San Francisco from Rand McNally Co, plus others as insets). Canadian maps include country, provinces and territories, some provinces showing counties. Other maps include: Mexico, Central America, West Indies, South America (plus other maps of regions of South America), Europe and individual countries, Polar area, Asia, double-page of Palestine with Jerusalem inset, Turkey and its provinces, Indochina, India, Japan, Persia, double of Africa showing colonial borders, South Africa, Egypt with Cairo inset, North Africa, Abyssinia, Australia, New Zealand, etc, plus other charts. Maps have city, province, county indexes in margins.

US$120. bookID # 12789


BALLARD, Robert D. with Malcolm McConnell; Explorations; My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea. New York, Hyperion, [1995], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [viii], 407 pp, numerous color illus, original quarter cloth and boards, dj, fine.

The author, who also wrote the Discovery of the Titanic, here describes his many feats including using bathyscaphs and submersible vehicles, exploring ocean life, geology. He describes his discovery of the Titanic, his inching down the liner's grand staircase, at 12,000 feet below sea level. He also explored the Bismarck, sunk in the second world war. It represented a significant breakthrough in deep sea exploration.

US$2. bookID # 2879


BEALS, Herbert K., R. J. Campbell, Ann Savours, Anita McConnell, Roy Bridges; Four Travel Journals; The Americas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874. London, The Hakluyt Society, 2007, First edition, large 8vo [25.5 x 18 cm]; x, 404 pp, numerous illustrations including many full page, portraits, maps, bibliographies, index to each part, with the loose corrigenda (corrections) leaf, issued much after publication & usually absent, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt vignette on cover, dust jacket, fine, clean, unmarked, as new.

Account of four previously unpublished travel journals, the first of a participant in a Spanish expedition, Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Qyadra, from Mexico to explore the north-west coast of America. The second is The Journal of HMS Beagle in the Strait of Magellan by Pringle Stokes, Commander, 1827 which is supplemented by Captain King's account. The third is Journal of Midshipman Joseph Henry Kay during the voyage of HMS Chanticleer, 1828-31, commanded by Henry Foster, to make observations in the South Atlantic to determine the shape of the earth and to ascertain longitudes of certain ports, a lively diary with encounters with war ships of the Brazilian navy. The fourth is Jacob Wainwright's Diary of the Transportation of Dr Livingstone's Body to the Coast 1873-4, by the freed slave who carved the inscription on the tree beneath which Livingstone's heart was buried, and describes the journey back to the coast with the rest of the body, throwing much light on conditions in East Africa and on the story of Livingstone, published for the first time in English.

US$30. bookID # 12745


BEEBE, William; The Arcturus Adventure; an Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition. New York and London, G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926, First edition, first printing, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xix, 439 pp, colored frontis, 8 color plates, plus 69 other illus, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, top edge gilted, very slight shelf wear, fine and clean copy, unmarked.

Bera XI. A well-produced & well-illustrated description of this expedition, which has become a classic of oceanographic exploration. It covered over 13,600 miles touching at Norfolk, Bermuda, Panama, Cocos Island and the Galapagos. It investigated the Sargasso Sea and the Humboldt Current and collected numerous natural history objects. The book includes the detailed ship's log and an appendix on the fauna of Osborn Island with a list of birds.

US$20. bookID # 12243


BENHAM, W. Hamilton; Trade and Trade Centers of History. New York, Printed for Henry C. Swords at the De Vinne Press, 1907, First edition, limited edition of 1,000 copies, large 8vo [27.5 x 18 cm]; 63 pp, frontis, plates including portraits from early sources, 3 maps showing routes in red, bibliog, index, original cloth-backed boards, slightly foxed on few leaves, near fine, inscription from author, 'To Mrs. Cassard, with the author's interest and the gratitude and strong affection of E. A. T., Sept. 20, 1907'.

The author had catalogued the collection of prints of Henry Sword and based on that, developed these essays on commerce from early days to the end of the eighteenth century, to show 'the progress of trade and the underlying causes of the changes in commercial supremacy.'

US$20. bookID # 7315


BLAKSLEY, Major-General J.; Footprints of the Lion and other Stories of Travel in Dalmatia, Montenegro, the Mediterranean, India and Siam. London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1897, Second edition, enlarged, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; [xii], 115 pp, frontis, 32 plates from photos, other illustrations as head-pieces, original brown pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, few spots on rear cover, very good, clean, sound and tight copy.

The author describes his travels to these places in order to give information to other travelers who might want to travel there, pointing out picturesque and interesting locations and views, with local histories.

US$25. bookID # 10074


BOOY, D. M.; Rock of Exile; A Narrative of Tristan da Cunha. London, J. M. Dent & Sons, [1957], First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xi, 196 pp, photo plates, illustrations from drwgs by E. J. Foster, double page map, original cloth, dj (not price clipped, light wear & chipped at edge), fine in good+ dj.

An interesting account of a 14 month stay on this remote South Atlantic island in 1942 with an update to 1957.

US$12. bookID # 7153


BOUGAINVILLE, Lewis de [Louis Antoine]; A Voyage Round the World. Performed by Order of His Most Christian Majesty, in the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, 1769. London, J. Nourse and T. Davies, 1772, First edition in English, 4to [26.5 x 21 cm]; xxviii, 476 pp, 6 maps and charts on 5 folding leaves, folding engraved plate, contemporary calf, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, gilt rules and raised bands, joints cracked but firm, rear hinge repaired, armorial bookplate of Jacob Astley, interior is crisp, clean and fine.

Originally published in French as Voyage Autour du Monde, Par La Frigate du Roi La Boudeuse, et La Flute L'Etoil, En 1766, 1767, 1768 & 1769, and translated into English by explorer John Reinhold Forster, although some believe it was his son George Forster that did the translating Cox I, p.55. Sabin 6869. Hill 31: 'He proceeded through the Strait of Magellan and across the Pacific to the East Indies and home in a three year voyage which was France's first official circumnavigation of the world. The expedition visited Tuamotu Archipelago, Tahiti, the Samoa islands, New Hebrides, the Solomon, Louisade and New Britain archipelagoes. Their is a long description of Tahiti, observations concerning the natives and vocabulary. . . . . Bougainville created a great deal of interest among the French. . . This account confirmed Jean Jacques Rousseau's 'noble savage' concept'. Several islands were named after him as well as the Bouganivillaea tropical flowering vine. Borba de Moraes I, 115: 'Book greatly valued. . . It was the first time that savages who had no contact with the civilized world were observed by a man of science such as Diderot'. He also describes Rio where he stayed for a long time, with general observations about Brazil, the mines and Portugal's profits from the colonies. He gives an account of the discovery and occupation of the Falkland islands, called Malouines by the French and Isle Malvinas by the Spanish with much

US$3100. bookID # 12739


BOXER, C. R. (edited from the original Portuguese by); The Tragic History of the Sea, 1589-1622; Narratives of the shipwrecks of the Portuguese East Indiamen Sal Thome, Santo Alberto and Sao Joao Baptista and the journeys of the survivors in South East Africa. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1959, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xiv, 298 pp, frontis, 6 plates, 6 maps mostly folding, illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on front covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj (spine slightly faded), fine and quite clean, covers bright.

Fascinating and well-written narratives of sea travel and shipwrecks, with much information on south east Africa, giving much information on the historical ethnography of south east Africa. One plate of ship's decks plans has tissue overlay of contents.

US$35. bookID # 12497


BREHM, Alfred Edmund; introduction by J. Arthur Thomson; From North Pole to Equator; Studies of Wild Life and Scenes in Many Lands. London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dublin, Blackie & Sons, [1895], First edition in English, translated from German first edition, large 8vo [25 x 18 cm]; xxxii, 592 pp, frontis (portrait of author with his signature in the plate), 83 illustrations from drawings, mostly full-page, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt vignette on spine, gilt lettering, on spine and cover, lightly rubbed at edges, spine slightly faded but lettering clear, name on half title page, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

Interesting introductory essay by Thomson on naturalist-travellers of which Brehm, a well-known German naturalist, was one who travelled extensively, describing Lapland, the Siberian tundra and forests, steppes of inner Africa, the primeval forests of central Africa, animal migrations, bird courtship, apes and monkeys, travels across the Sahara, Nubia and Nile rapids, the Ostiaks, nomad herdsmen and their herds in the steppes, social life of the Kirghizz, Siberian exiles and colonists, bird watching and ornithology on the Danube, etc, observing wildlife as well as the people. Good illustrations. Wood 255.

US$90. bookID # 12706


BREWINGTON, M. V.; The Peabody Museum Collection of Navigating Instruments with Notes on their Makers. Salem, Staten Island, Peabody Museum; Maurizio Martino Publishers, [1963], reprint of the first edition, limited to 300 copies [first edition was 1,000 copies], 8vo [27 x 18 cm]; xii, 154, [i] pp, 57 plates with frontis, from photos, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean, not issued with a dust jacket.

The work, which has become a standard reference work on the subject, describes 413 instruments and 150 instrument makers. Includes quadrants, astrolabes, sextants, circles, artificial horizons, lodestones, compasses, ring dials, nocturnals, sand glasses, chronometers, clocks, dead reckoning recorders, graphic tools, sounders, telescopes, tide calculators, computers, barometers, orreries, planispheres, etc.

US$110. bookID # 12091


BURTON, Anthony and Pip; The Green Bag Travellers; Britain's First Tourists. London, Andre Deutsch, 1978, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 151 pp, numerous illustrations on plates, from early sources, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, small chip on rear panel), near fine in very good dj.

The authors, having unearthed a mass of rare material, reconstructed a picture of society of two centuries ago, when the development of roads and the search for the picturesque, lead to touristic travel and the a surge of new travel books.

US$2. bookID # 13405


BUXTON, Anthony; Travelling Naturalist. London, Collins, 1948, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 224 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos and drwgs, endpaper maps, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, short tear, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good dj, unmarked.

Travels in Caucasus, Asia minor, Britain, Scandinavia, observing wildlife, especially birds, dear, elk and other mammals.

US$5. bookID # 12906


CAMPBELL, Tony; Early Maps. New York, Abbeville Press, [1981], First American edition, folio [39 x 31 cm]; 148 pp, 68 fine colored plates including some double-page, one of them of Bermuda, other color illus, bibliog, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean, unmarked.

A beautifully illustrated and produced work describing the most important maps ever created, from the 13th century to 1850.

US$25. bookID # 12394


CATTANI, Alfred; Das ist unser Jahrundert; Profil einer Epoche in Bildern und Dokumenten [This is our century, Profile of an Epoch in Pictures and Documents]. Berlin, Deutsche Buch Gemeinschaft, [1966], , 4to [26 x 21.5 cm]; 248 pp, hundreds of illustrations from photos, timetable, zeittafel, original cloth, dj (worn and chipped), inscribed, very good and clean in worn dj.

Noteworthy for the excellent illustrations. Text in German.

US$3. bookID # 8437


CHEN, Fu Hua; Between East and West; Life on the Burma Road, the Tibet Highway, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and in the United States. Niwot, Colorado, University Press of Colorado, [1996], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xv, 191 pp, illustrations from photos, map, index, original black cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

The author provides a fascinating account of his management of the construction of the Burma Road, which was vital in World War II, as well as the construction of the Tibet Highway and the reconnaissing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. His seventy years in the field of civil engineering, together with his personal life make excellent reading.

US$9. bookID # 9366


CLARKE, Thurston; Equator, A Journey. New York, William Morrow and Company, [1988], First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 463, [i] pp, maps, map endpapers, original cloth-backed boards with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

The author spent three years travelling in the equatorial countries of South America, Africa, Malaysia, South Pacific, and provides a fascinating description of the people, conditions, etc.

US$3. bookID # 6818


COLE, Michael, series editor; International Rare Book Prices (Annual Register of Book Values); Voyages, Travel & Exploration, 12 volumes. York, Picaflow; The Clique, 1988-1999, First editions, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 12 volumes, a complete run from 1988 to 1999, each volume has 244 to 250 pages, original pictorial boards with titles on spines and cover, clean, unmarked, fine set.

Each volume is an annual register of values based on hundreds of booksellers' catalogues, each volume has thousands of books listed, arranged alphabetically by author, each with title, collation information such as plates, maps, pages, date published and prices in dollars and pounds sterling. Each volume has a list of booksellers. Published in the heyday of catalogue selling, the set is valuable for getting information on books either not found on the internet or, if found, are so poorly described on the internet that supplementary information is needed to determine if its the book you want. Shipping cost will be based on the actual postage.

US$50. bookID # 13517


COUPER, Alastair, Philip Dawson, Ian Dear, Valerie Fenwick, Norman Friedman, Alison Gale, et al; The Conway History of Seafaring in the Twentieth Century. Washington, Brassey's, [2000], , large 8vo [25.5 x 19 cm]; 224 pp, 24 illustrations from photos, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), clean and fine.

A history of ships and shipping, including naval battles, marine disasters, seamanship, international aspects of shipping including commercial, merchant shipping, passenger ships, sail, yachting, the race to the poles and other explorations, a well-produced marine history by ten prominent writers. The foreword is by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

US$5. bookID # 9294


COWAN, Dr. J. Macqueen; The Journeys and Plant Introductions of George Forrest. London, The Royal Horticultural Society, 1952, First Edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; xi, 252 pp, frontis (port), numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, 5 color plates, color folding map, appendix of his rhododendrons, index, original cloth, dj (chipped at spine end and corners), fine & clean in good+ dj.

Forrest collected plants in Western China, Upper Burma and Eastern Tibet from 1904 to 1931 and introduced many new plants, especially rhododendrons and primulas, but many others. E. H. M. Cox wrote the chapter on his journeys with a personal account of Forrest by Sir William Wright Smith. An interesting and important book on one of the most significant plant collectors of the 20th century.

US$30. bookID # 4427


COWIE, Donald; The Campaigns of Wavell, the Inner Story of the Empire in Action, Second Part: September 1940 to September 1941. London, Chapman & Hall, [1942], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; x, 11-252 pp, frontis map, numerous illustrations from photos, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, lightly rubbed at edge, very good clean copy.

A description of the armed forces of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Africa colonies and their battles, etc, in the Middle East, Balkans, Africa during this part of World War II, with some fascinating photos.

US$5. bookID # 10021


CUMMINS, J. S. (editor); The Travels and Controversies of Friar Domingo Navarrete 1618-1686. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1962, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, cxx, 163, [i]; x, 165 - 475 pp, 18 plates and 6 maps, bibliog, index, orig cloth, gilt vignettes on front covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj's (spines slightly faded), fine & clean set, covers bright, a review copy with the review of David B. Quinn, noted scholar, that appeared in Quarterly Review, Liverpool University.

Navarrete was a Dominica missionary who traveled round the world but spent most of his time in China. This book is based on his published and manuscript writings and includes interesting accounts of Mexico, Philippines, Macao, China, India, Macassar, etc. An extensive introduction on Navarrete's life, character and writings, plus the original vivid style and interesting illustrations make this a useful account.

US$30. bookID # 12476


CURZON OF KEDLESTON, Marquess (George N. Curzon); edited by Peter King; Travels With a Superior Person. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985, First Edition, 4to [26 x 20 cm]; 191, [i] pp, color frontis, over 90 illustrations from early sources, many from Curzon's own collection, photos, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj [price clipped], fine, clean, unmarked.

Some of Curzon's best writing extracted from his Russian in Central Asia, Tales of Travel and Leaves from a Viceroy's Note-book, written between 1889 and 1926, and based on his extensive travels in north Africa, Asia, Europe, Persian Gulf, etc. Curzon, later in his life, became Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary and travelled extensively, describing his experiences with great wit

US$3. bookID # 12405


DAMPIER, William; A New Voyage Round the World; Voyages and Descriptions in three parts; A Voyage to New Holland, &c. In the Year 1699; Wherein are Described the Canary Islands, the Isles of Mayo and St. Jago, the Bay of All Saints with forts and towns of Brasil. . . .. London, James Knapton, 1703-1705, fifth and third editions resp., 12mo [19.5 x 12 cm]; 2 volumes, [x], 510, [iv, ads]; [viii], 184, 132, 112, [lxxvi, index, ads] pp, complete with 9 engraved maps, all but one folding, index, contemporary paneled full calf, gilt title lettering on red leather spine label, spine ends chipped, joints partly cracked but holding, cover a bit rubbed, engraved bookplate of Philp Touchet Chetnode, very good clean set.

Royal Geographical Society p. 119. Cox i, 42. National Maritime Museum 92, 93, 95 [referring to the 1729 edition]. Relating to Volume I, Hill 75: 'Dampier was the best known and probably the most intelligent of the famous group of buccaneers that tormented the Spaniard in the South Seas from 1680 to 1720. his industry in taking notes of all he saw was equaled by his pains in preserving them from destruction. His first voyage took him from Virginia to Spanish America and across the Pacific to the East Indies. He traveled extensively in the orient on several voyages which lasted from 1683 to 1691. It was on one of these trips that the first landing was made by the English on Australian shores'. Dampier, an English buccaneer and explorer and one of the more colorful characters sailing in the 17th and 18th centuries, published his various experiences sporadically. He was the first English navigator to assemble a natural history collection. His first book appeared in 1697 followed by another in 1699, and a third in 1703, each volume issued separately and independent of the others. A folding map in volume I is a double hemisphere map of the globe. This set contains the material written by Dampier himself.

US$1800. bookID # 12052


DAMPIER, William; A New Voyage Round the World; Voyages and Descriptions in three parts; A Voyage to New Holland, &c. In the Year 1699; Wherein are Described the Canary Islands, the Isles of Mayo and St. Jago, the Bay of All Saints with forts and towns of Brasil. . . .. London, James Knapton, 1703-1709, fifth, third & second editions resp., 12mo [19.5 x 13 cm]; 3 volumes, [x], 510, [iv, ads]; [viii], 184, 132, 112, [lxxvi, index, ads]; [xxiv], 162, [ix, index] pp, complete with 24 engraved maps, charts, plates including 14 maps (9 fldg), 10 natural history plates (3 fish, 2 birds, 5 botany), later half calf, gilt spine title lettering and decorations, some light foxing in some margins, map with crease, a map repaired with paper, few small light stains, very good set, solid & tight in a nice looking binding.

Royal Geographical Society p. 119. Cox i, 42. National Maritime Museum 92, 93, 95 [referring to the 1729 edition]. Relating to Volume I, Hill 75: 'Dampier was the best known and probably the most intelligent of the famous group of buccaneers that tormented the Spaniard in the South Seas from 1680 to 1720. his industry in taking notes of all he saw was equalled by his pains in preserving them from destruction. His first voyage took him from Virginia to Spanish America and across the Pacific to the East Indies. He traveled extensively in the orient on several voyages which lasted from 1683 to 1691. It was on one of these trips that the first landing was made by the English on Australian shores'. Borba de Moraes I, 244: 'one of the earliest works written about Bahia, this description remains important'. Hill 76: Relating to volume III, 'Dampier's voyage in 1699 was the second expedition of the English to Australia. He furnished accurate information and surveys and wrote concerning Australia, "It is not yet determined, whether it is an island or a main continent; but I am certain that it joins neither to Asia, Africa nor America" His description of the aborigines of Australia probably inspired Jonathan Swift to write about Gulliver among the Yahoos'. Dampier, an English buccaneer and explorer and one of the more colorful characters sailing in the 17th and 18th centuries, published his various experiences sporadically. He was

US$3000. bookID # 12050


DANA, Richard Henry; Two Years Before the Mast, a Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, nd [c1915], , 8vo; 432 pp, color frontis, color plates, other illus, pictorialend papers, vocabulary of sea terms, original pictorial cloth, pictorialspine, light shelf wear, very good copy of a later printing of this travel classic..

The author sailed aboard the brig Pilgrim on August 1835 from Boston to the California coast. His observations of the poor treatment of merchant sailors at the hands of unconcerned owners and tyrannical ship masters lead to action by the US congress and the improvement of the lot of American seamen. Sabin I, 18488: 'If not thte most widely read book on California, this ranks exceedingly hing on such a list'. His description of California is our only trusworthy account before the 1849 gold rush, especially for its description of ranching and social life in Mexican times.

US$5. bookID # 1800


DAVIS, Wade; The Clouded Leopard; Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire. Vancouver, Toronto, Douglas & McIntyre, [1998], First edition, 8vo [23.6 x 16 cm]; viii, 231 pp, original black cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean and unmarked (as new).

Davis, author of several fine travel books and explorer with National Geographic, writes here of remote regions he has explored including the rain forest of Borneo, mountains of Tibet, Arctic, Sahara, etc, describing the first hallucinogen from the animal kingdom, the cactus cults of Peru, the Vodoun priests of Haiti, the Inuit narwhal hunters on Baffin Island and others. 'Davis writes magnificently with verve when describing his many adventurous field trips, telling science or history and vivid fantasy when portraying hallucinogenic trances. . . spellbinding' [New York Times].

US$6. bookID # 12808


DE COLANGE, Leo (editor); Voyages and Travels or Scenes in Many Lands, with 850 Illustrations on Wood and Steel; View from All Parts of the World comprising Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Palaces, Cathedrals, Castles, Abbeys and Ruins, with Original Descriptions by the Best Authors. New York, F. R. Niglutsch, [c 1887], , large 4to [31 x 24.5 cm]; 4 volumes, vii, 290; [ii], 291-576; viii, 346; [ii], 347-564 pp, 4 frontispieces, 4 title pages each with engraved vignette, numerous steel engraved plates and photogravures, numerous wood engraved illus, many full-page, original cloth, decorated in black and gilt, gilt lettering on front covers and spines, all edges gilted, light edge wear, few internal hinges cracked but firm, light stain on outer corner of few endpapersr, a very good set.

A very well illustrated work covering mainly Europe, Britain and the United States with sections on most other parts including South America, Africa, islands, etc. Most of the illustrations are of buildings and views, mountains, lakes, rivers, palaces, cathedrals, castles, abbeys, ruins, etc. In the days before television, this would have provided good family entertainment for those that could afford it.

US$110. bookID # 5514


DOBZHANSKY, Theodosius, edited with an introduction by Bentley Glass; The Roving Naturalist: Travel Letters of Theodosius Dobzhansky. Philadelphia, The American Philosophical Society, 1980, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15 cm]; [x], 327 pp, frontis portrait of author, original heavy green paper wraps, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, slightly foxed at outer edge of text block, near fine and clean.

Dobzhansky, who died in 1975, was recognized as the foremost thinker of evolutionary processes in the twentieth century. A ten-page biography is followed by collected material on his travels including to Central Asia in 1925-27, Brazil 1948-53, to South America 1955-58, to Israel, Lebanon and Egypt, India, Indonesia and New Guinea, with insightful observations on nature, the peoples and towns visited, etc.

US$22. bookID # 11938


DUVAL, Marguerite; translated by Annette Tomarken & Claudine Cowan; The King's Garden. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1982, First edition in English, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; ix, [i], 214pp, full-page illus, map, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (small crease on inside flap), fine, clean.

Translated from the original French edition of 1977, this is an account of the French efforts at plant hunting over a period of three centuries, many of whom have been ignored or down-played in other reviews of botanical exploration. The book covers travels in many parts of the world by such persons as Belon, Tournefort, Buffon, Michaux, Bonpland, Humboldt and Jacquement, etc. There are few if any books that survey the French plant hunting expeditions.

US$2. bookID # 11290


DUVAL, Marguerite; translated by Annette Tomarken & Claudine Cowan; The King's Garden. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1982, First edition in English, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; ix, [i], 214pp, full-page illus, map, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (lightly worn at edges), fine, clean in vg dj.

Translated from the original French edition of 1977, this is an account of the French efforts at plant hunting over a period of three centuries, many of whom have been ignored or down-played in other reviews of botanical exploration. The book covers travels in many parts of the world by such persons as Belon, Tournefort, Buffon, Michaux, Bonpland, Humboldt and Jacquement, etc. There are few if any books that survey the French plant hunting expeditions.

US$5. bookID # 10735


DUVAL, Marguerite; translated by Annette Tomarken & Claudine Cowan; The King's Garden. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1982, First edition in English, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; ix, [i], 214pp, full-page illus, map, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (slightly rubbed at edge), fine, clean.

Translated from the original French edition of 1977, this is an account of the French efforts at plant hunting over a period of three centuries, many of whom have been ignored or down-played in other reviews of botanical exploration. The book covers travels in many parts of the world by such persons as Belon, Tournefort, Buffon, Michaux, Bonpland, Humboldt and Jacquement, etc. There are few if any books that survey the French plant hunting expeditions.

US$6. bookID # 11113


DUVAL, Marguerite; translated by Annette Tomarken & Claudine Cowan; The King's Garden. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1982, First edition in English, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; ix, [i], 214pp, full-page illus, map, index, original cloth, dj (short tear at edge), else fine.

Translated from the original French edition of 1977, this is an account of the French efforts at plant hunting over a period of three centuries, many of whom have been ignored or down-played in other reviews of botanical exploration. The book covers travels in many parts of the world by such persons as Belon, Tournefort, Buffon, Michaux, Bonpland, Humboldt and Jacquement, etc. There are few if any books that survey the French plant hunting expeditions.

US$1. bookID # 7242


FERNIE, Donald; The Whisper & the Vision; the Voyages of the Astronomers. Toronto, Vancouver, Clarke, Irwin & Company, [1976], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; [viii], 189 pp, bibliog, illustrations including double-page, reproduction from early sources, map, original cloth, dj (shot tear, rubbing at edges), book is fine, clean and unmarked in very good dj.

Descriptions of 18th and 19th century astronomers' travels to Siberia, Peru, the Philippines, Baja California, Mauritius, etc, helped establish astronomy and improved navigation.

US$5. bookID # 12852


FLAG, Green; The Jewish Travel Guide 1961. London, Jewish Chronicle Publications, , First edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; 248 pp, illustrations to ads, indexes, original heavy paper printed wraps, spine label, withdrawn stamp, cover lightly rubbed, spine end with large chip, interior is clean and near fine.

A country by country listing of all Jewish related organization, restaurants, schools, clubs, kashrut, synagogues, hotels, agencies, etc, listed by city, with population figures. This was published each year and is a useful current picture.

US$3. bookID # 11953


FLAG, Green; The Jewish Travel Guide 1965. London, Jewish Chronicle Publications, 1965, First edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; 256 pp, illustrations to ads, indexes, original heavy paper printed wraps, spine label, withdrawn stamp, cover lightly rubbed, interior is clean and near fine.

A country by country listing of all Jewish related organization, restaurants, schools, clubs, kashrut, synagogues, hotels, agencies, etc, listed by city, with population figures. This was published each year and is a useful current picture.

US$3. bookID # 11952


FOSTER, Sir William; The Voyage of Thomas Best to the East Indies 1612-14. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1934, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; lvi, 316 pp, 4 maps including frontis showing Best's route, reproduction of his signature, bibliog, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, stain at edge of endpaper, covers bright, name on endpaper but a fine copy in a dust jacket (bit chipped, wear, short tear).

National Maritime Museum 415: 'Best commanded the tenth voyage sponsored by the East India Company. With two ships, the Dragon and Hoseander, he reached India in September 1612, set up a factory at Surat, and then proceeded to Achin, Sumatra. He returned to England with a valuable cargo in the Dragon, June 614.' Foster's introduction provides an excellent and detailed historical perspective, and the text is a detailed travel account, together with correspondence and court minutes.

US$160. bookID # 12465


FOSTER, Sir William; The Voyages of Sir James Lancaster to Brazil and the East Indies 1591-1603. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1940, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xl, 178 pp, fine frontis portrait with tissue guard, folding plate, other illus, 3 maps including one in color, bibliog, index, Lancaster's coat of arms on title page, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette, gilt spine title lettering, fine, clean copy, cover & gilt bright, in dj (chipped at edge, a little faded), with loose notice to members from publisher.

Based on three voyages, 1591 to 1603, Foster collected together all existing sources concerning Lancaster's voyages, including from contemporary pamphlets and what appeared in Hakluyt, and provides a detailed introduction, and there are 5 appendices including one on Lancaster's hints for a voyage to the east. National Maritime Museum I, 402. Borba de Moraes I, 454: 'Concerning the second voyage, during which Lancaster attacked Pernambuco, he published Hakluyt's version and the complete text of the very rare pamphlet written by Henry Roberts. Foster's introduction is very valuable for the study of the voyages and life of this famous navigator'. The two voyages to the East Indies were not only important in themselves but were important in establishing regular intercourse by sea between Europe and the Far East, and to the East India Company. The book is rarely found in a dust jacket.

US$120. bookID # 12459


FOSTER, Sir William (edited), Joseph Pitts, William Daniel, Charles Jacques Poncet; The Red Sea and Adjacent Countries at the Close of the Seventeenth Century as Described by Joseph Pitts, William Daniel, Charles Jacques Poncet. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1949, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; xl,192 pp, folding frontis of Pitt's Plan of the Temple of Mecca, 2 maps including folding, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped blue cloth, gilt vignette on front covers, gilt lettering on spine, very slightly rubbed at edge of spine but clean and fine condition, covers bright.

Narratives of travels of Pitts from Algiers to Mecca and return, Daniel from London to Mocha and return, Poncet from Cairo to Abyssinia, De Brevedent's account of the journey to Sennar, etc, with appendix on Ovington's description of Red Sea Ports, and includes a detailed 30 page introduction by Foster. Pitt's description is the first of Mecca by an Englishman.

US$35. bookID # 12464


FOSTER, T. S.; Travels and Settlements of Early Man; A Study of the Origins of Human Progress. London, Ernest Benn, [1929], First edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; 320 pp, index, bibliography, original navy blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small chip at upper spine, very good+ clean copy, sound and solid.

A fascinating study of early movements and travels of people in Europe, the Near East, Americas, Polynesia, including the Nordic invasion of Polynesia, Maoris in New Zealand, ancient civilizations in Puebla, Mississippi valley, Mongolian settlement of Peru, relation to Incas, colonization of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal, etc.

US$9. bookID # 11216


FRERE-COOK, Gervis (editor); The Decorative Arts of the Mariner. London, Cassell, [1966], First Edition, 4to [31 x 24 cm]; [viii], 296 pp, colorfrontis, profusion of color and bw plates & illus, original pictorial cloth, dj (price clipped), fine.

Seventeen authorities have written on their specialties, including steamships, barges, Mississippi river craft, charts & maps, navigational instruments, figureheads, decorative rope, ship models, scrimshaw, maritime art of Americas and the Pacific Ocean. A useful and well-illustrated overview.

US$10. bookID # 4235


GATHORNE-HARDY, Robert; Traveller's Trio. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1963], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; vii, 187 pp, plan, 7 plates from photos, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), very slight foxing on endpaper, fine and clean copy, unmarked.

The author, a well-known author of gardening and travel books, as well as fiction, describes here his travels and plant hunting in Labrador and Italy. The plan is of Tunnit buildings which he visited in Labrador.

US$4. bookID # 12929


GILMOUR, S. Carter; later Eustace Reynolds-Ball; Travel & Exploration; a Monthly Illustrated Magazine. London, Witherby & Co., 1909-1910, First edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; 24 monthly parts in 4 volumes, 1,800 pages, 304 plates, many other illustrations, maps, indexes, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, black lettering on cover, rubbed at some outer edges, an outer edge with slight foxing, overall near fine, clean and unmarked.

A superbly illustrated periodical in 24 monthly parts from January 1909 to December 1910 (the magazine ended publication on February 1911, the last two months rarely found). There are many first-hand accounts by explorers and others including L. C. Bernacchi on both Peru and Antarctic, A. C. Yate on the Russo-Japanese war, Charles Bethune Horsbrugh on New Guinea, M. Aurel Stein on his Asian explorations, Hugh Robert Mill on Antarctic (including one on Shackleton with full-page silhouette, with numerous others including mountaineering, motoring travels, desert exploration, aviation, travels by train, dirigible, travel photography, etc. Four massive volumes with require extra postage.

US$190. bookID # 13597


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


HALSTEAD, Murat; Pictorial History of America's New Possessions; the Isthmian Canals, and the Problem of Expansion, Comprising 6 books in one volume, Being a history and description of each of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Hawaii, the Philippines, Isthmian Canal, . . .. Chicago, The Dominion Company, [1899], original edition, large 8vo [25 x 19 cm]; 681 pp, frontis with tissue guard, numerous plates and illustrations from photos, 6 maps of which 4 are colored, tables, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, spine ends & corners worn, joints repaired, interior is clean, near fine and unmarked.

Besides the detailed description of each of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Philippines, Panama, there is a large section on US expansion with contributions by various senators and former presidents including William McKinley, Grover Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, W. J. Bryan, C. K. Davis, Henry C. Lodge, J. P. Dolliver, James R. Mann, Andrew Carnegie, etc. Good illustrations of each country.

US$21. bookID # 13530


HEALEY, B. J.; The Plant Hunters. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1975], First American Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; vii, [ii], 214 pp, illustrations from photos and from early sources, index, original green cloth with silver spine title lettering, a very good, unmarked and clean copy in jacket (price clipped, short tear, light wear at edge).

An interesting and readable account of plant hunting from Parkinson, Tradescant, Banister, Kaempfer, Bartram, Robert Fortune to E. H. Wilson and Kingdon-Ward and dozens of others, organized in 9 main chapters, with an index of plant names and general index. A good introduction to where our plants came from and the difficulties the botanists had in finding them.

US$5. bookID # 12730


HEARN, Peter; The Sky People; A History of Parachuting. [Shrewsbury}, Airlife Publishing, 1990, First Edition, 4to; 160, [vii, index], well illustrated in color & bw, bibliog, original cloth, dj (short tear), previous owner's blind-stamp on endpaper, else fine.

Some of the earlier history and the related photos are quite remarkable.

US$3. bookID # 836


HEYERDAHL, Thor; The RA Expeditions. New York, Doubleday & Company, 1971, First American Edition, translated from the original Norwegian edition of 1970, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xi, 341 pp, color illustrations on plates from photos, including full-page, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (wear to edges, price clipped), very good, clean copy.

The author tests his theory of whether men could have sailed across the oceans in small reed boats centuries before recorded history.

US$2. bookID # 9445


HILER, Hilaire and Meyer, edited by Helen Grant Cushing; Bibliography of Costume; A Dictionary Catalog of About Eight Thousand Books and Periodicals. Mansfield, Maurizio Martino Publisher, [1994], limited edition of 250 copies, first edition was 1939, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; [ii], xl, 911 pp, original cloth, spine title lettering, fine, clean, unmarked and unused copy.

A massive reference work covering all aspects of costume through the ages, citing some 8,000 works, with details on each. There is an extensive and valuable introduction by Hiler, that provides a historical framework. Many of the works cited are related to travels in various countries. Its cross-referenced with Colas and Lipperheide.

US$20. bookID # 13103


IRVING, R. L. G. [Robert Lock Graham]; Ten Great Mountains; Snow don, Ben Nevis, Mount Cook, Matterhorn, Ushba, Mont Blanc, Mount Logan, Nanga Parbat, Kangchenjunga, Mount Everest. New York, E. P. Dutton &Co., [1940], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xii, 213 pp, frontis from photo, plates from photos, diagrams, plans, original green cloth, silver spine lettering, lightly foxed on endpaper, else clean, very good, sound and tight copy.

Neate I17. The popular writer and mountaineer provides the climbing history and topography of each of the mountains.

US$11. bookID # 10710


KRAUS, Hans P.; Sir Francis Drake; A Pictorial Biography; With an Historical Introduction by Lt. Commander David W. Waters & Richard Boulind and a detailed Catalogue of the Author's Collection. Amsterdam, N. Israel, 1970, First Edition, folio; viii, 236 pp, well illustrated from early sources and manuscripts, double page facsimile maps, detailed bibliog, original grey cloth, with red & gilt emblem, water stain on cover, stains on endpapers, interior clean, sound copy, presentation copy signed by Kraus, dated Jan 27, 1970 to Gordon Jones with his endpaper bookplate.

US$30. bookID # 840


LEMMON, Kenneth; The Golden Age of Plant Hunters. New York, A. S. Barnes and Company, [1969], First American Edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; x, 229 pp, color and bw plates, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (short tear, rubbed), a clean, fine copy in good dj.

A useful overview of the subject covering the major plant hunting expeditions, concentrating on 1760 - 1860. Its based mainly on material not published in other surveys of this subject.

US$20. bookID # 10792


LINKLATER, Eric; The Voyage of the Challenger. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, [1972], First American Edition, 4to [25.5 x 19 cm]; 288pp, numerous illus, including full-page, many color plates, including from orig sources, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, in slightly worn dj, fine..

The author of over 50 books gives a very readable account of the important scientific voyage of the Challenger that began in 1872. The purpose was to investigate marine life, chart the sea depths and collect scientific data. The naturalists aboard (Henry Moseley, John Murray) also made many observations and drawings at the many places the ship landed. The voyage included Atlantic islands, West Indies, Patagonia, Pacific islands, Tahiti, New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Japan, Antarctic, etc. An interesting and well-produced book.

US$1. bookID # 3094


LINKLATER, Eric; The Voyage of the Challenger. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, [1972], First American Edition, 4to [25.5 x 19 cm]; 288pp, numerous illus, including full-page, many color plates, including from orig sources, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slightly rubbed at spine head, not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.

The author of over 50 books gives a very readable account of the important scientific voyage of the Challenger that began in 1872. The purpose was to investigate marine life, chart the sea depths and collect scientific data. The naturalists aboard (Henry Moseley, John Murray) also made many observations and drawings at the many places the ship landed. The voyage included Atlantic islands, West Indies, Patagonia, Pacific islands, Tahiti, New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Japan, Antarctic, etc. An interesting and well-produced book, beautifully illustrated with many historical pictures.

US$2. bookID # 12278


LLOYD, Clare; The Travelling Naturalists. Seattle, University of Washington Press, [1985], First American edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 156 pp, color plates and many other illustrations, from early sources, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, fresh, bright, clean, unmarked.

The author traces the travels of eight naturalists of the 19th century, including Waterton, Speke, Seebohm, Mary Kingsley, Saunders, Green, Murchison, Bates in the Arctic, Amazon, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and describes their discoveries, adventures and impact. Beautifully illustrated and fascinating text showing the transformation of natural history.

US$3. bookID # 12279


LLOYD, Clare; The Travelling Naturalists. Seattle, University of Washington Press, [1985], First American edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 156 pp, color plates and many other illustrations, from early sources, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean, unmarked.

The author traces the travels of eight naturalists of the 19th century, including Waterton, Speke, Seebohm, Mary Kingsley, Saunders, Green, Murchison, Bates in the Arctic, Amazon, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and describes their discoveries, adventures and impact. Beautifully illustrated and fascinating text showing the transformation of natural history.

US$5. bookID # 12685


MANLEY, Seon and Robert; Islands, Their Lives, Legends and Lore. Philadelphia, Chilton Book Company, [1970], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [viii], 382, [i] pp, numerous illustrations from photos and early sources, list of major islands, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (chip, tear), else fine.

There are some 50,000 islands of which the authors describe the more interesting.

US$4. bookID # 5117


MOSELEY, H. N.; Notes by a Naturalist on the Challenger; being an Account of Observations Made During the Voyage of H. M. S. Challenger Round the World in the Years 1872-1876 Under the Command of Capt. Sir G. S. Nares and Capt. F. T. Thomson. London, Macmillan, 1879, First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xvi, 620, [iv, ads] pp, colored plates including frontis, folding color map, numerous illus, bibliog, index, original brown cloth, gilt title lettering on spine, lower edge lightly rubbed, interior hinge cracked but firm, light foxing on some leaves, mostly marginal, very good copy.

Ferguson 12883. Spence 820. British Museum Natural History Catalogue 1359. Wood 473. The Challenger expedition was one of the largest and most important natural history projects of the nineteenth century, and traveled extensively in the Atlantic and the Pacific. 'Without considerable reservation, Wyville Thompson's narrative cannot be recommended for general reading; but Moseley's Notes unequivocally can because Moseley, who was as dedicated a naturalist as Thomson, also had a perceptually inquisitive mind that looked for more' (Linklater, The Voyage of the Challenger, 1972). A fascinating and important work, first published in 1879. 'Of all his writings, Moseley's Notes of a Naturalist on the Challenger, is the one that appeals to the widest circle of readers and approaches Darwin's Journal of the Cruise of the Beagle in interest and importance' [DNB]. The work is dedicated to Charles Darwin.

US$555. bookID # 11536


MURPHY, Grace E. B.; There's Always Adventure; The Story of a Naturalist's Wife. London, George Allen and Unwin, 1952, First Edition, 8vo; xvi, 299pp, [29, ad], illus, original cloth, nice condition.

Interesting travels in several continents over 35 years

US$2. bookID # 506


NICHOLS, Beverley; No Place Like Home. London, Jonathan Cape, [1936], First edition, 8vo [20.5 x 14 cm]; 318 pp, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (lightly rubbed, spine a little faded, not price clipped), clean near fine copy in very good dj.

The first part of the book describes the author's travels across Europe, through Austria, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Greece and Egypt, the second part describes his stay in the Holy Land.

US$22. bookID # 10892


NICOLL, M. J., introduction by Earl of Crawford; Three Voyages of a Naturalist, being an Account of Many Little-known Islands in Three Oceans Visited by the 'Valhalla' R. Y. S.. London, Witherby & Co., 1908, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxvi, 246 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos on plates, 4 maps, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, top edge gilted, edges lightly rubbed, slightly foxed on half-title page, else a clean, near fine copy.

The author describes his travels to various islands including islands around Africa (Tristan da Cunha, Dassen Island, Glorioso, Assumption, Aldabra, Sechelle Islands), in the West Indies (Martinique, Cayman) and in the Pacific (Punta Arenas, Easter Island, Pitcairn Island, Tahiti, Society Islands, Samoa, etc), to obtain birds and animals for the British Museum. He provides good descriptions of the natural history and vegetation of many, at the time, rarely visited islands. Wood 492. Ripley 209.

US$65. bookID # 13267


NOAKES, Vivien; Edward Lear 1812-1888, with introduction by Sir Steven Runciman, essay by Jeremy Maas. New York, Harry N. Abrams, [1986], First American edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 216 pp, 272 illustrations including 60 color plates from Lear's paintings, portrait, chronology, bibliography, index, original soft cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, minor rubbing at edge, else fine and clean.

Based on the landmark exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1985, this beautifully-illustrated work describes Lear's wide range of work in detail, including the nonsense books, his fine works on ornithology, his travel books, etc, and describes all his books, providing an important reference.

US$5. bookID # 13469


PENNINGTON, L. E. (editor); The Purchas Handbook; Studies of the life, times and writings of Samuel Purchas, 1577-1626, with bibliographies of his books and of works about him. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1997, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 2 volumes, xvii, 380; vii, [381] - 811 pp, frontis, 26 illus, mostly full-page, of facsimiles of title pages, early maps, index of books and articles, general index, original blue cloth with gilt vignette on front covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj's, fine (as new) set.

The work covers Purchas His Pilgrims, first printed in 1625, as well as his other works, and consists of essays by 19 experts, covering all aspects of Purchas, his influence, his source materials, with an extensive bibliography.

US$25. bookID # 7097


PRICE, A. Grenfell, Robert G. Stone; White Settlers in the Tropics. New York, American Geographical Society, 1939, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; xiii, 311, [ii, list of AGS publications] pp, 88 illus, mostly photos, many maps, tables, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, bookplate of James S. Blackmer, spine a little darkened but lettering clear, very good, clean and tight copy.

Covering regions including Florida, Queensland, West Indies, tropical Australia, Cost Rica, South America, Africa, Americans in Panama, the work covers racial problems, environment, acclimatization, health, diet, clothing, administrative problems, economics, with appendices.

US$15. bookID # 9973


PRIOR, James; Voyage Along the Eastern Coast of Africa, to Mosambique, Johanna and Quiloa, to S. Helena, to Rio de Janeiro, Bahia, and Peranmbuco in Brazil, in the Nisus Frigate. London, Printed fro Sir Richard Phillips, 1819, First edition, 8vo [22 x 13.5 cm]; [v, includes ads], [i, errata page], 114 pp, 2 folding maps/charts, fine engraved aquatint plate of view of town and fort of Mozambique, later cloth, title lettering on spine paper label, only slight foxing on few margins, interior is clean and fine, unmarked.

A narrative of voyage in 1812-13 by Prior who was a surgeon in the Royal Navy in his youth. National Maritime Museum 216. Borba de Moreas 689: 'The author describes Rio. . . the dirtiness of the houses. He comments on the English commerce in Rio. He describes Salvador, the ill-smelling lower city and the high city with the cathedral, theatre, library. . .comments on the manners and customs, the women, dress, architecture, slave trade, jewelry industry. Prior arrived in Pernambuco, describes the city, new bridge, cotton trade. . .'. With much on Mozambique, eastern Africa, etc. Includes a folding chart of road and harbour of Mozambique and a large foldout map of Africa, Indian Ocean, Atlantic to South America, showing the author's routes.

US$280. bookID # 13524


QUARITCH, Bernard; Bernard Quaritch's Catalogue of Geography, Voyages and Travels; History & Topography of America, Australasia, Africa (excluding Egypt) and Asia (excluding India); Languages of America, Africa and Oceanica. London, Bernard Quaritch, 1899, First edition, 8vo [24 x 15.5 cm]; 192 pp, disbound but intact full catalogue.

Full descriptions of 1781 items, all books except a few manuscripts, issued by the most famous British antiquarian bookseller. With collations, many with detailed descriptions and interesting facts. All are priced. Makes you wish for a time machine.

US$25. bookID # 13035


QUINN, David Beers; The Voyages and Colonising Enterprises of Sir Humphrey Hilbert. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1940, First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, xxx, 238; xv, [239] - 534 pp, 5 folding maps, including the one in the rear pocket, frontis in each volume (portrait), other illus, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, dust jackets (chipped at spine ends, bit faded), fine set without the usual foxing, gilt is bright.

Beers, author of the Hakluyt Handbook and numerous other scholarly travel works, provides a detailed 104 page introduction, providing a good historical perspective and biography. The two volumes assemble all the documents that relate to Gilbert's voyages and colonizing, a number being published for the first time, the North-West Project 1565-67, Irish schemes 1567-72, passage to Cataia, expedition of 1577-79, 1580-84, Sir George Peckham's reports, North-west Passage, etc, with appendices on the Munster Plantation scheme of 1569 and the Knollys Piracy of 1579. Not often found with dust jackets.

US$180. bookID # 12450


REUTHER, David, John Thorn, illustrations by Bob Carroll; The Armchair Mountaineer. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1984], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 19 cm]; x, 342 pp, full page illustrations from drawings, glossary, original cloth, silver title spine lettering, dj (price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

A fascinating selection from some of the greatest mountaineering narratives, including Chris Bonington, Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), Maurice Herzog, Edmund Hillary, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiesen, Rick Ridgeway, H. L. Tilman, H. G. Wells, Edward Whimper, Francis Younghusband, and about 50 others.

US$5. bookID # 11834


ROBERTS, Gail; with introduction by Sir Francis Chichester; Atlas of Discovery. London, Bloomsbury Books, [1989], , 4to [31 x 22 cm; 192 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations and maps, index, bibliography, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, map endpapers, dj, fine and clean, unmarked.

The story of exploration from the earliest times to the present, in all regions of the world, beautifully illustrated with old maps and new maps showing the explorer's routes in detail, and other illustrations from contemporary sources such as old books. The introduction by Chichester, who sailed solo around the world, is enlightening.

US$4. bookID # 13574


ROGERS, Stanley; Enchanted Isles. London, George G. Harrap & Co., [1933], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 243 pp, colored frontis, numerous illustrations from drawings by author, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering in gilt border, spine faded, endpaper inscription, good clean copy.

The author describes many lesser known islands including Cocos (in the Pacific, 400 miles west of Colombia), Oak, Mauritius, Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, the Marquesas or Mendana Islands of Herman Melville, Loti's Isle, the Tahiti of Pierre Loti, Atlantis, and includes a 22 page chapter listing hundreds of little known islands.

US$9. bookID # 9354


ROSE, J. Holland; Man and the Sea; Stages in Maritime and Human Progress. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1936, First American Edition, 8vo [ 23 x 15 cm]; xi, 288 pp, 54 illustrations and maps, including frontis and full-page, double-page and foldout maps, one in color, original cloth, very good.

Includes early development of sailing, from ancient times to development of steam power, with interesting illustrations of old maps, early ships.

US$2. bookID # 2404


SAMUEL, H. J.; Wild Flower Hunter, the Story of Ellis Rowan. London, Constable and Company, [1961], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 152 pp, fine colorfrontis by Ellis Rowan, 6 plates, map and other illustrations by Maie Casey, bibliog, original pictorial cloth, dj (bit of edgewear, short tear), else near fine, signed by illustrator on the title page.

The story of one of the best known wild-flower painters of her period. She was born in Australia but traveled in many parts of the world. The illustrations are by Rowan's niece, who also wrote a forward. The chapters included here relate to Australia, New Zealand, England, America, New Guinea and describes her association with Alice Lounsberry.

US$5. bookID # 2552


SAMUEL, H. J.; Wild Flower Hunter, the Story of Ellis Rowan. London, Constable and Company, [1961], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 152 pp, fine colored frontis by Ellis Rowan, 6 plates, map and other illustrations by Maie Casey, bibliography, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), name on endpaper, fine, and clean copy.

The story of one of the best known wild-flower painters of her period. She was born in Australia but traveled in many parts of the world. The illustrations are by Rowan's niece, who also wrote a forward. The chapters relate to Australia, New Zealand, England, America, New Guinea and describes her association with Alice Lounsberry.

US$8. bookID # 13271


SAMUEL, H. J.; Wild Flower Hunter, the Story of Ellis Rowan. London, Constable and Company, [1961], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 152 pp, fine colored frontis by Ellis Rowan, 6 plates, map and other illustrations by Maie Casey, bibliog, original pictorial cloth, dj (not price clipped), fine, and clean copy signed and inscribed by illustrator on the endpaper, dated 1961.

The story of one of the best known wild-flower painters of her period. She was born in Australia but traveled in many parts of the world. The illustrations are by Rowan's niece, who also wrote a forward. The chapters included here relate to Australia, New Zealand, England, America, New Guinea and describes her association with Alice Lounsberry.

US$18. bookID # 10523


SAMUEL, H. J.; Wild Flower Hunter, the Story of Ellis Rowan. London, Constable and Company, [1961], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 152 pp, fine colored frontis by Ellis Rowan, 6 plates, map and other illustrations by Maie Casey, bibliog, original pictorial cloth, dj (not price clipped, rubbed, spine worn, chip), fine, and clean copy in good dj.

The story of one of the best known wild-flower painters of her period. She was born in Australia but traveled in many parts of the world. The illustrations are by Rowan's niece, who also wrote a forward. The chapters included here relate to Australia, New Zealand, England, America, New Guinea and describes her association with Alice Lounsberry.

US$5. bookID # 11745


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


SKELTON, R. A.; Explorers' Maps; Chapters in the Cartographic Record of Geological Discovery. London, New York, Spring Books, [1970], , 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; xii, 337 pp, color frontis, more than 200 illustrations of maps, charts and drawings from early sources, bibliog, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine, dj (spine faded from sun but lettering clear, slight wear at spine ends), signature on endpaper but very good copy.

An excellent and most useful book, by the former chief of the Map Room at the British Museum whose book are highly respected. This book traces the development of cartography from medieval times to the present and discusses the European exploration and discovery of the rest of the world. Parts of the book were published in Geographic Magazine in a different form. This edition is in larger format than previous edition, making it easier to read.

US$30. bookID # 10435


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Maps and Topography. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 135, [v] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 453 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 20 September 2001. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world including the libraries of Roy Harvey Johnstone, Walter Kupfer, Dr. T. Shrire, the Ulm Edition of Ptolomy's Cosmographia 1486, Blaeu's Atlas Major 1648-72, etc. Sale L01326.

US$5. bookID # 13335


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Travel and Natural History. London, SOTHEBY'S, 1989, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 197, [xix] pp, hundreds of illustrations, including colored, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

Detailed descriptions of 408 lots, very well-illustrated of the Sotheby's sale held in London 13 April 1990. Valuable reference with books from the library of Thomas Forster, architecture, British Isles, Greece and Turkey, Palestine and middle east, Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, Pacific travels, atlases, etc..

US$3. bookID # 13349


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Travel and Natural History. London, Sotheby's, 1990, , 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 198, [xiv] pp, many illustrations, including colored, including many full-page, maps, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on spine and cover, fine, clean, and with the prices realized on a loose sheet.

This sale of fine books on 29 November 1990 includes the properties of the 9th and 10th Dukes of Northumberland, Duke of Wellington (45 lots), Sir William Curtis, etc, in 362 lots, 219 of which are on travel covering all areas. A useful reference.

US$3. bookID # 13361


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Travel and Natural History, including the properties of the Marques of Downshire, Lord de Saumarez, Colonel John Miller, atlases of John Bartholomew. London, SOTHEBY'S, 1990, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 298. [xviii] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, black and white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

An impressive sale, with detailed descriptions of 576 lots, very well-illustrated of the Sotheby's sale held in London 21 and 22 June 1990, including great detail on Audubon's Birds of America, first edition. Valuable reference. Includes many significant atlases, costume books, maps, etc.

US$3. bookID # 13348


SOTHEBY'S, ; Natural History, Atlases and Travel. London, Sotheby's, 1997, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 154. [xvi] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of natural history and travel books, atlases, describing 340 lots in detail, 72 on natural history, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 4 December 1997, including many historically important works. Sale LN7720.

US$3. bookID # 13338


SOTHEBY'S, ; Natural History, Travel, Atlases and Maps. London, Sotheby's, 2002, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 278 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some double-page, some black and white illustrations, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 453 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 14 November 2002. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world including the libraries of the Fane Family, Lady Herries, Brigadier C. E. Tryon Wilson, Neville L. Fakes, etc, with 89 lots on natural history. Sale L02304.

US$5. bookID # 13334


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale, Natural History and Maps. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 242 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, glossary, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few small creases, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 481 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 15 November 2001. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world with an emphasis on Australasia, China, India, Africa, maderia, Pacific, North and South America, etc, with 65 lots on natural history. Sale L01959.

US$5. bookID # 13333


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Books, Maps, Atlases, Natural History and Topographical Pictures. London, Sotheby's, 2000, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 272 pp, hundreds of colored & uncolored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few minor notes, near fine, clean.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on Africa, Australasia, Tahiti, South Seas, North & Central America, Caribbean, Europe, etc describing 454 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 14 December 2000. A very useful reference. Sale L00720.

US$5. bookID # 13418


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Books, Maps, Atlases, Natural History and Topographical Pictures. London, Sotheby's, 2000, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 225, [i] pp, hundreds of colored & uncolored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few minor notes, near fine, clean.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on Africa, Australasia, Near & Middle East, Americas, Asia, Europe, wall maps, atlases, etc describing 447 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 2 December 1999. A very useful reference. Sale L09215.

US$5. bookID # 13621


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Mediterranean & Middle East. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 219, [iii] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, some black & white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheets.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on the middle east, describing 603 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 17 October 2001. A very useful reference. Includes large sections on Greece, Turkey, North Africa, etc. Sale L01956.

US$5. bookID # 13332


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Mediterranean & Middle East. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 172, [xxxiv] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, some black & white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few marginal bidding notes, very good, with the prices realized on loose sheets.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on the middle east, describing 597 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 17 October 2001. A very useful reference. Includes large sections on Greece, Turkey, North Africa, etc. Sale L00719.

US$5. bookID # 13620


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Mediterranean & Middle East. London, Sotheby's, 2002, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 266 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, double-page, frontis, index of artists, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few small creases, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheets.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books and paintings on the middle east, describing 709 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 15 October 2002. A very useful reference. Includes large sections on Greece, Turkey, etc. Sale L02954.

US$5. bookID # 13330


SOTHEBY'S, ; Valuable Printed Books, Comprising Natural History, Atlases, Travel, Natural History, Continental & Early Printed Books, Science & Medicine including the property of Teddy Kollek, Mayor of Jerusalem & Dr Victor Klemperer of Dresden. London, Sotheby's, 1991, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 279, [i], [iv] pp, many illustrations, mostly colored, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, a few notes from original owner, else near fine, includes the original printed sheet of prices & purchasers inserted loose.

An impressive sale, with detailed descriptions of 641 lots, very well-illustrated of the Sotheby's sale held in London 27 and 28 June 1991. The items from Kollek's library relate to Jerusalem and the middle east, including some 16th century books. Klemperer's items relate to travel in Europe, Greece, Turkey and Cyprus, Middle East and general travel, and his science and medicine books and manuscripts.

US$5. bookID # 13486


STACKHOUSE, Jack; Out of Poverty and into something more comfortable. [Toronto], Random House, [2000], First Canadian edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; xiii, 366 pp, many photos, maps, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj [not price clipped], fine and clean, signed by the author on the title page.

Canadian journalist Stackhouse spent many years travelling through over 40 countries in Asia and Africa, to remote villages and districts, travelling with Somali warlords, visiting subsistence farmers in northern India, dining with prime ministers, parties with Jakarta millionaires, being part of riots, through Mali, in the cotton fields of along the Niger, describing conditions and life, emerging democracies, free markets, small local banks run by women, etc, and takes an optimistic view that things can improve.

US$10. bookID # 12441


SYKES, Sir Percy; A History of Exploration From the Earliest Times to the Present Day. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1934, third edition, with a new appendix, large 8vo [25.5 x 16 cm]; xiv, 426 pp, colored frontis from painting, 24 full-page plates from early sources, 44 maps including many folding, detailed index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (old clear tape repair, worn at edges, not price clipped), short tear to a margin, list of illustrations re-mounted, else a very good, clean copy in good jacket.

A useful and authorative survey with a surprising amount of detail, covering all parts of the world, eg, detailed chapter on exploration of Tibet, several chapters on Arabia, the discovery of Siberia and Japan, Australia, Marco Polo, etc. The new appendix of 52 pages describes exploration in recent times, published just before the death of the author, and includes additional chapters on Bashakard and Makran, Mecca, south-eastern Tibet, Valley of the Assassins, Gobi Desert, Hadhramaut, the Yemen, Central Asia, Southern Lut, New Hebrides, Manchuria, Nile-Congo divide, Antarctic, etc, and includes the latest journey of St. John Philby.

US$30. bookID # 13485


SYNGE, Patrick; In Search of Flowers. London, Michael Joseph, [1973], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 176 pp, plates from photos including color, map, index, original cloth, dj (bit rubbed at spine ends), fine, clean copy.

The author, former editor of the Royal Horticultural Society and writer of many books including 'The Mountains of the Moon", describes a lifetime of plant hunting in many parts of the world, including Europe, East Africa, Borneo, Persia, Nepal, North America, etc.

US$5. bookID # 526


SYNGE, Patrick; In Search of Flowers. London, Michael Joseph, [1973], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 176 pp, plates from photos including colored, map, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (bit rubbed at spine ends, price clipped), fine, clean, unmarked copy.

The author, former editor of the Royal Horticultural Society and writer of many books including 'The Mountains of the Moon", describes a lifetime of plant hunting in many parts of the world, including Europe, East Africa, Borneo, Persia, Nepal, North America, etc.

US$14. bookID # 12934


TAYLOR, E. G. R. (ed); The Troublesome Voyage of Captain Edward Fenton 1582-1583. Cambridge, The Hakluyt Society, 1959, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; lvii, 333 pp, 15 plates and maps, including frontis (port), illustrations in text, some plates are of natural history, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in dj (spine slightly faded),.

Fenton attempted to emulate or even outdo the exploits of Drake but failed, which was typical for the time. The book is based on the papers of Fenton, covering travels to Sierra Leone, Brazil, Cape Verde, etc.

US$15. bookID # 12475


TEMPLE, Sir Richard Carnac; The Papers of Thomas Bowrey 1669 - 1713 discovered in 1913; Part I, Diary of a six weeks' tour in 1698 in Holland and Flanders; Part II, the Story of the Mary Galley, 1704 - 1710. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1927, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxx, 398 pp, 9 plates, including frontis, 5 maps & charts, including folding, illus, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, covers bright, partly unopened, clean fine copy.

The two parts describe in considerable detail a tour through Holland and in India and Malay with all the hazards of travel in that period. An extensive introduction provides the historical perspective and various documents, papers and statements of accounts provide much interesting detail.

US$35. bookID # 10093


TEMPLE, Sir Richard Carnac; The Papers of Thomas Bowrey 1669 - 1713 discovered in 1913; Part I, Diary of a six weeks' tour in 1698 in Holland and Flanders; Part II, the Story of the Mary Galley, 1704 - 1710. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1927, First Edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; xxx, 398 pp, 9 plates, including frontis, 2 folding ship plans, specimen pages of Bowrey's diary and sailing directions, 5 maps & charts, including folding, illus, bibliog, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, spine slightly faded, bookplate of Edison W. Brown MD on endpaper, interior is clean and fine in very good+ cover.

The two parts describe in considerable detail a tour through Holland and in India and Malay with all the hazards of travel in that period. An extensive introduction provides the historical perspective and various documents, papers and statements of accounts provide much interesting detail.

US$45. bookID # 12453


THROWER, Norman J. W. (ed); The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the Paramore, 1698-1701. London, The Hakluyt Society, 1981, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 2 volumes, 392pp, frontis, plates, maps (including folding), illus, bibliog, index; portfolio of 3 folding maps, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, gilt vignette on covers, gilt spine title lettering, dj's (lightly rubbed), fine, clean with bright covers.

Halley was a well-known astronomer (Halley's comet). These voyages are regarded as the first sea journey undertaken for purely scientific purposes. The work contains over 100 documents related to the voyage.

US$21. bookID # 10841


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


TOOLEY, R. V., Charles Bricker, preface by Gerald Roe Crone; Landmarks of Mapmaking; An Illustrated Survey of Maps and Mapmaking. Amsterdam, Brussels, Elsevier, [1976], First American edition, folio [41 x 28 cm]; 276 pp, over 350 illus, including maps, portraits, title pages and reproductions from early sources, 14 color double-page folding maps, other color illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt lettering, gilt and white vignette on front cover, pictorial endpapers, dj (lightly rubbed at edge, price clipped), a fine copy in lightly worn very good dj, covers bright.

A standard reference and a beautifully produced and illustrated work covering the development of cartography, the exploration and mapping of Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas and Australia. Tooley and Crone were major authorities in the field of cartography. Print and antique stores have framed maps from other copies of this book because of their high quality.

US$22. bookID # 12771


TRILLIN, Calvin; Travels with Alice. New York, Ticknor & Fields, 1989, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [x], 195 pp, original cloth-backed boards, silver title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), blank endpaper removed, else clean and near fine.

The popular writer describes travels with his family in Europe, Guadeloupe, West Indies and elsewhere with a most amusing, lively account.

US$2. bookID # 11301


TROREY, Lyle G., foreword by W. W. Williams; Handbook of Aerial Mapping and Photogrammetry. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1950, First edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; xvi, 178 pp, 81 illustrations from photos and drawings including charts, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, previous owner's name on endpaper, else fine and clean in good dj (chipped at edges, price clipped).

A very detailed work with all the details needed to make accurate aerial photographs, with formulas, charts, equipment and detailed examples. The author had served in the last war with the Canadian Military Survey and developed his methods after the war where speed and accuracy were both essential. There are excellent photos in the book of the equipment used, and details on stereoscopy and photogrammetry.

US$12. bookID # 12740


ULLMAN, James Ramsey; The Age of Mountaineering. Philadelphia and New York, J. B. Lippincott Company, [1954], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 364, [i, addendum of late report of climbing of K2] pp, illustrations from photos, maps, endpaper maps, bibliog, list of 100 famous mountains, glossary, index, original 2 part cloth, spine title lettering, dj (lightly rubbed at edges, not price clipped), name on half-title page, else near fine, clean.

Neate U02. The American mountaineer and author of several well-regarded books on mountaineering, here describes all the major expeditions and important assents of the last century on each continent, conveying the excitement of each. Appendices include women in mountaineering, the Himalayan career of Tenzing, volcanos, etc.

US$21. bookID # 12047


VEITCH, James Herbert; A Traveller's Notes; Notes of a Tour Through India, Malaysia, Japan, Corea, The Australian Colonies and New Zealand During the Years 1891-1893. Chelsea, James Veitch & Sons, for private circulation only, 1896, First edition, only edition, folio [31.5 x 24 cm]; [ii], 219 pp, folding color map of world with route in red (old repair), 9 fine photogravures, tissue guards, numerous other photo illus, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, spine lightly rubbed, light foxing, with the original decorative cover label with oriental characters, minor spotting on few plates, very good cover, interior is near fine with the tissue guards.

Veitch was the most famous British nursery of the nineteenth century, introducing over 1,100 new plants into gardens, and sending numerous plant collectors, including E. H. Wilson, to various parts of the world to find new plants. The author started his tour with Ceylon and India, where he visited botanic and public gardens. He later traveled extensively in Japan, which resulted in the introduction of numerous plants including rhododendron and cherries, one of which was named after him. He also traveled through Korea, New Zealand, Australia. Although much of the work is botanical in nature, there is good description of the countries visited and of the peoples. Horticultural Society of New York Catalogue 226. Massachusetts Horticultural Society 323. Ferguson 17687. Stafleu & Cowan 15972.

US$300. bookID # 11298


WELLARD, James; The Search for Lost Cities. London, Constable, [1980], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 240, illus, maps, bibliog, original cloth, dj, fine.

The author explores 10 lost cities of antiquity, including Sodom, Gomorrah, Harama, Copan, Marib, Angkor, Zimbabwe, Tarxien, etc, and speculates on their decline and fall.

US$5. bookID # 3186


WHITTLE, Tyler; The Plant Hunters, being an examination of collecting with an account of the careers & methods of a number of those who have searched the world for wild plants. Philadelphia, New York, London, Chilton Book Company, [1970], First American Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xii, 281 pp, illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, bookplate on endpaper, dj (short tear, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good dj.

One of the better introductions to plant hunting, second only to Alice Coat's classic book, which helped spark the interest in this area. Covers early collectors, the influence of Nathaniel Ward, later collectors in most parts of the world, and an interesting chapter in case you want to start to collect plants yourself.

US$18. bookID # 10628


WILSON, Ernest H.; Plant Hunting. Boston, The Stratford Company, 1927, First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 2 volumes, xxix, 248; ix, 276 pp, 127 plates from photos, map endpapers, index, original green cloth with gilt title lettering, spine a little faded, interior is clean and fine, in very good covers.

Wilson, originally worked for Kew and later became the keeper of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, was one of the most important plant collectors of his time, having traveled extensively in China and Japan, where he found many new species which were introduced to the west for the first time. These included lilies, rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangea, cherries, jasmine, etc. This work surveys his many travels, including Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the tropics of America, China, Japan. He provides excellent descriptions of plant life including orchids, as well as natural history, the people he encountered, and a good overview of previous plant exploration.

US$150. bookID # 10797


WILSON, Ernest H.; Plant Hunting. Boston, The Stratford Company, 1927, First edition, the special autographed issue with author's signature, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 2 volumes, xxix, 248; ix, 276 pp, 127 plates from photos, map endpapers, index, original green cloth with gilt title lettering, edges lightly rubbed, near fine set, interior is clean and unmarked, the dust jacket for volume I is present (bit chipped at spine end, small hole, not price clipped) & is scarce.

Wilson, originally worked for Kew and later became the keeper of the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University, was one of the most important plant collectors of his time, having traveled extensively in China and Japan, where he found many new species which were introduced to the west for the first time. These included lilies, rhododendrons, azaleas, hydrangea, cherries, jasmine, etc. This work surveys his many travels, including Africa, Australia and New Zealand, the tropics of America, China, Japan. He provides excellent descriptions of plant life including orchids, as well as natural history, the people he encountered, and a good overview of previous plant exploration. This copy also includes the loose article, "On the Trail of E. H. Wilson", Eliot Tozer, extracted from Horticulture, November 1994, which describes Wilson's progress as a plant hunter, from the beginning of his carreer through his many discoveries, including of the regal lily, numerous new rose species, over 5.000 species of plants and seeds of over 1,500 other plant species, including 2,000 new to science. The article contains several illustrations, including his portrait.

US$220. bookID # 13279


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