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...<b>Guide to Florida  </b><br>, 'Rambler' [Introduction: Rembert W, Patrick.]
1 'Rambler' [Introduction: Rembert W, Patrick.] ...Guide to Florida

Gainesville, Florida: University of Florida Press, 1964.
 A Facsimile reproduction of the 1875 Edition with additional Illustrations. Hardcover.
 
19th Century guide with history on how to travel to the southern east coast to Florida and all the stops between Ferandina to Sanford, on the Ocklawaha River down the coast to New Smyrna.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Bindings tight and square. Text clean.

7.25 inches tall. 146 pages then 44 pages facsimile of period advertisements, and the folding map., and a 6 page index.

Black faux-leather binding with gilt decoration and lettering to front and spine. Map prior to title page undisturbed.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b>Northern Italy including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and routes through Switzerland and Austria  </b><br>, Baedeker, Karl
2 Baedeker, Karl ...Northern Italy including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and routes through Switzerland and Austria

Leipaig, Germany: Verlag Von Karl Baedeker, 1899.
 Stiff Cloth Wraps.
 16mo; lxiv, 539 pages. 25 maps, 35 plans.
 
Founded in 1827, Baedeker guides gained popularity during the second half of the 19th century (so much so that Baedekering became part of everyday language).

Complete. Maps and plans all good.

Bindings firm, Light wear to wraps with a scuffs on spine and sun-fading to edge of front. Moderate age-toning.
 
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b>The Albert N'Yanza. Great Basin of the Nile and explorations of the Nile Sourses. Volume 2  </b><br>, Baker, Samuel White
3 Baker, Samuel White ...The Albert N'Yanza. Great Basin of the Nile and explorations of the Nile Sourses. Volume 2

New York: Horizon Press, 1962.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 256 - 569 pages with appendix and index.
 Illustrated with Maps, Illustrations and Portraits. Map endpages.
 
Sir Samuel White Baker was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist.

Samuel Baker lived as a reputed Victorian Nimrod and was a milestone in the history of modern hunting through his works and deeds. He was proud of his British heritage and was an advocate of the virtues of his nation.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Gift inscription on first blank page. Dust Jacket price-clipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has moderate shelf handling.
 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b> Japan as We Saw It </b><br>, Bickersteth, M. [Mary Jane]
4 Bickersteth, M. [Mary Jane] ... Japan as We Saw It

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1893.
 First American Edition.
 Hardcover.
 Preface by the Bishop of Exeter, the author's father.
 8vo, 354 pages with index and notes.
 Illustrated with tissue guarded frontispiece and photographs.
 
“In 1891 The Bishop of Exeter accompanied by Miss Bickersteth went Japan for two months to visit his son the Bishop of Japan This is an admirable account of Japan from the point of view and there is a full description of the earthquake of October 1891 and among other two views of the destruction caused by the earthquake. “The Parents' Review, Volume 4, page 743.

Publisher's blue cloth with red border and stamped vignette in gilt.

Bindings tight and square. Over opened at page 64/65. Text clean, light even toning some spotting. Moderate handling wear. Corners touched.
 
Price: 195.00 USD

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…<b>Travels Between the Hudson and the Mississippi, 1851-52.</b>, Busch, Moritz. [Translation: Nornam H. Binger.]
5 Busch, Moritz. [Translation: Nornam H. Binger.] Travels Between the Hudson and the Mississippi, 1851-52.
Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky, 1971 Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Bindings square and tight. Appears unused/unread. Light handling wear to dust jacket. Faint inked name on lower text-block. 296 pages with editor’s notes.

 
Price: 15.00 USD

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...<b> Zigzag Journeys in the Great Northwest; or, A Trip to the American Switzerland -- 1890,   </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
6 Butterworth, Hezekiah ... Zigzag Journeys in the Great Northwest; or, A Trip to the American Switzerland -- 1890,

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1890.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings.
 Some illustrations engraved by A.H. Markley and H.M. Snyder after W.H.J. Boot.
 
These 'Zig-Zag" stories are not as much travelogue as they are history, fairy tales, and folklore tales.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some hand-soiling. Pictorial boards bright. Minor bumps upper corners. Faint owner's stamp on first blank page, twice.

Ref: OCLC 991284726; HB.c; UMKC
 
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...<b>Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. The Adriatic to the Baltic. A Journey of the Zigzag Club from Vienna to the Golden horn, the Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
7 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zig Zag Journeys in the Orient. The Adriatic to the Baltic. A Journey of the Zigzag Club from Vienna to the Golden horn, the Euxine, Moscow, and St. Petersburg.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1882 [1881]
 First Edition
 Hardcover.
 8vo; 320 pages, [52] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm.
 Book 3 in the series. Format style: 1.
 Illustrated with Map and pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings.
 
A very collectible copy whose only flaw is a bookplate and previous owner’s name on half-title and first page.

The bookplate is William Grayson Stetson's (1840 – 1903) a well-known financier and trustee of Boston University. Also his name on first blank page with date and on top of chapter 1.

Publisher’s brown cloth covered boards with stamped titles and decorations in bright gilt and black. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Light minimal handling wear.

REF: OCLC: 49034149, HB.c; Smathers.
 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
8 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1891.
 First Edition, Early Printing.
 Hardcover. Bindings format 1.
 8vo, 319 pages followed by 8 pages of publisher's Adverts.
 Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Decorated endpages. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue; some illustrations engraved by Barbant and Hildibrand.
 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Publishers' green cloth covered boards with stamped titles and decorations in black and gilt.
 
Price: 85.00 USD
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Classical Lands; or, Toby's Trip to Mount Parnassus  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
9 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Classical Lands; or, Toby's Trip to Mount Parnassus

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1881.
 First Edition, Second Printing.
 Hardciver,
 8vo, 318 pages, no publisher's adverts.
 With a bookplate of William Grayson Stetson (1840 – 1903) a well-known financier and trustee of Boston University. Name also on first blank page with date Christmas 1880.
 
Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue; Illustrations engraved by Sargent and others after Anastasi and Darley. Vacation rambles in southern Europe, the second in the series.

Publisher’s Red cloth with stamped decorations in black and gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Red publisher's cloth with stamped decorations in Black and gilt. Very bright and clean. Spine sun-aged with mild rubs on spine bands.

Ref: OCLC 54905466; HB.c; UMKC ; Smathers UF026617152; The Portsmouth Herald from Portsmouth, New Hampshire
 
Price: 85.00 USD

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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
10 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1880 [1879]
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover. Binding style 3.
 8vo; viii, 311 p, [1] leaf of plates illus., ports. 22 cm.
 Book 1 in the series.
 Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates and in-text drawings.
 
"This large and elegant child's book of sending a teacher and his boys off on an expedition of learning in foreign lands. In this case, the party go to Scotland, and through England to Belgium, Normandy and Paris; the particular topics of observation and study being in the fields of geography and history, with special attention to localities made famous in song and story.

Mr. Butterworth is very well fitted, by knowledge and taste, to write a book of this kind, and he has displayed an inventive talent and a degree of liveliness and pleasantry which make his pages very bright as well as truly instructive.

The publishers have supplemented his pen with great zeal and generosity with fine illustrations. Zig-Zag Journeys in Europe will deservedly be one of the half-dozen most popular holiday books this season." [LW]

Decorated boards and spine with scenes in color. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear rubs to corners. Endpages with decorated map. Previous owner’s name on first blank page in pencil with the date of 1879.

REF: OCLC: 645171670, HB.c; Smathers 914 B988z; The literary world. v.10 1879: 360. 
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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in the Occident or Vacation Rambles in Western Lands  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
11 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in the Occident or Vacation Rambles in Western Lands

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1883.
 First Edition, 1883, c1882- Hardcover.
 8vo; 320 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm. no publisher's adverts. Binding Format Style 1. Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue.
 
A Summer Trip of the Zig Zag Club from Boston to the Golden Gate.

Publisher’s Brown cloth with stamped decorations in black and gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Very bright and clean. Spine lightly sun-aged with mild rubs on spine bands.

Some illustrations engraved by C. Laplante, Ettling, and others after P. Philippoteaux, and others; with maps on endpapers.

With a bookplate of William Grayson Stetson (1840 – 1903) a well-known financier and trustee of Boston University. Also his name on first blank page with date and on top of chapter 1.

Ref: OCLC 871715450; HB.c; UMKC ; Smathers 23h5283; literary world. v.13 1882 p463.
 
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...<b>A Sketch of Old England</b><br>, By A New England Man [James Kirke Paulding, 1778-1860]
12 By A New England Man [James Kirke Paulding, 1778-1860] ...A Sketch of Old England

New York: London: Charles Wiley; Sir Richard Phillips & Co., 1822.
 First English Edition.
 Hardcover.
 
New York: Charles Wiley, 1822 Republished London: Sir Richard Phillips & Co., 1822 Both items appear on the title page. Believe this to be the London publication. Printer on Fleet Street appears at the bottom of last page. Thus, concluding this to be 1st English Edition. 1822 is the date of 1st issue.

James Kirke Paulding (August 22, 1778 - April 6, 1860) was an American writer and, for a time, the United States Secretary of the Navy. He became a close friend of Washington Irving.
Along with Irving, Paulding was associated with the "Knickerbocker group", a group which also included William Cullen Bryant, Gulian Crommelin Verplanck, Fitz-Greene Halleck, Joseph Rodman Drake, Robert Charles Sands, Lydia Maria Child, and Nathaniel Parker Willis.

Text block firm. Text clean, toned with some spotting. Half leather with stamped gilt spine title. Marbled paper covered boards. No endpages, as produced. Hinges tender but intact. Moderated wear to edges and spine. Corners rubbed.

The text contains caustic remarks and scathing criticisms of English mores, government, landscape, education, and the arts. Pauldin's observations were based more on his reading than first-hand knowledge. Still the American public received the book enthusiastically.
REF: Bodl: 014230979; LCon: 03000919, Am Ed; OCLC: 31203233; Sabin 59212; BAL 15696
 
Price: 125.00 USD

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…<B>Adventures in New Guinea.</b>, Chalmers, James
13 Chalmers, James Adventures in New Guinea.
London: The Religious Tract Society. 1889 Early Edition. Hardcover.

 6 engraved illustrations, including frontispiece. 
Decorated boards with title in gilt band. Bindings firm. Lower corners rubbed. Previous owner's name on flyleaf; Closed tear top page 192. [last page]. Text clean with light even toning. Occasional minor staining. 192 pages. 5.75 inches tall.

Born in Scotland, James Chalmers was a missionary in New Guinea.

Very early explorations and first-hand descriptions of land and people.

 
Price: 145.00 USD

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...<b>Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.</b><br>, Darley, Felix O. C.
14 Darley, Felix O. C. ...Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.

New York: Hurd and Houghton at the Riverside Press, 1869.
 Early Edition, Second printing.
 Hardcover.
 Profusely illustrated with plates and in-text drawings. [88 drawings].
 8vo; 8.25 inches tall, 192 pages.
 Felix O. C. Darley; Drawings engraved on wood by J. Augustus Begert and James L. Langridge. Text and drawings of American illustrator's trip to England and the Continent undertaken in 1867-68.
 
Green pebbled morocco leather covered beveled boards, stamped titles and spine decoration in gilt, decoration in circle of travelers in stamped gilt on front. All edges gilt.

Bindings square and tight; Light wear. A stripe of bio-predation across front. Three previous ownership marks: bookplate front paste-down; cursive inked name on front free endpage; inked number on top title page. Minor foxing to preliminary pages. Text clean and bright.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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…<b>Tropical Africa.</b>, Drummond, Henry
15 Drummond, Henry Tropical Africa.
New York: 1891 Scribner and Welford, Fourth Edition with Folding Map and Illustrations Hardcover.
 
Publisher’s cloth with handling wear. Text block firm, front hinge starting, Color map good with small separation in top gutter. Text clean, light even toning. No ownership markings. 7.25 inches tall, 228 pages.

Chapters on the white ant, the mimicry of African insects, the Zambesi and Shire Rivers, Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa.

 
Price: 25.00 USD

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...<b>London In The Nineteenth Century Illustrated by a Series of Views  </b><br>, Elmes, James - Descriptive text
16 Elmes, James - Descriptive text ...London In The Nineteenth Century Illustrated by a Series of Views

London: Bracken Books, 1993.
 094649505X / 9780946495054 First Edition First Printing, Thus.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated by a series of views from original drawings by Thomas H Shepherd.
 
Originally published in 1829 under the title "London and its Environs in the Nineteenth Century illustrated by a series of views from original drawings by Thomas H Shepherd with Historical, Topographical and Critical Notices.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. Unused. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 29.95 USD

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…<b>Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;</b><br> And Remarks In A Tour From London To Paris Through Picardy, And To England By The Route Of Normandy; Containing A Full Description Of Every Object Of Curiosity In The French Metropolis And Its Environs; A Critical Review Of The Theatres, Actors, &c. And Every Interesting Particular That May Serve As Useful Companion To The Stranger, And Amuse The Mind Of The Curious And Scientific.</b><br>, Eyre, Edmund John
17 Eyre, Edmund John Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;
And Remarks In A Tour From London To Paris Through Picardy, And To England By The Route Of Normandy; Containing A Full Description Of Every Object Of Curiosity In The French Metropolis And Its Environs; A Critical Review Of The Theatres, Actors, &c. And Every Interesting Particular That May Serve As Useful Companion To The Stranger, And Amuse The Mind Of The Curious And Scientific.


London: Robinson, and Longman and Rees, 1803,
 First Edition,
 Leather.
 8vo; xv, 393 pp. 21x13 cm
 
Edmund John Eyre was an English dramatist who left university to join a theater troupe. He became first a comedian, then an actor who appeared at Drury Lane.

His remarks on the French theatre and actors are interesting, printing the admission prices at various theatres and also transcribes an extensive bill of fare, including the wine list, of "one of the most expensive and fashionable eating houses in Paris" (page 113).

Bindings very firm and square. Minor shelf handling. Text clean. Even toning to text. Occasional soiling/staining throughout. Full calf, raised bands, edges speckled red. Rebacked.
Ref. Not in ETSC; Bodl 014752071 [6 copies]; OCoLC 25458156; ODNB
 
Price: 295.00 USD

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...<b>Headwaters of the Mississippi: <br>Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca.</b><br>, Glazier, Captain Willard.
18 Glazier, Captain Willard. ...Headwaters of the Mississippi:
Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca.


Chicago & New York: Rand, McNally, 1898.
 Hardcover
 8vo; 527 pages frontispiece, illustrations, maps; 20 cm 7.75in.
 Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates, in-text drawings and chapter headers.
 
Dark green cloth covered beveled boards. Spine decorated in gilt with decoration of glazier in a canoe. Front has stamped map of lakes in silver gilt and titles in gold. Rear has same design in blind-stamp. Decorated endpages.
Bindings tight and square, text clean. Light, as expected, toning. Minimal wear, corners, spine tips: hint of rub.
 
Price: 150.00 USD
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...<b> A Family Flight Through Spain </b><br>, Hale, Susan
19 Hale, Susan ... A Family Flight Through Spain

Boston: D. Lothrop And Company, 1883.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 8.85 inches tall. 360 pages
 Fully illustrated with plates and in-text drawings.
 
A fictional travelogue of a family tour through Spain, that does provide some factual details on the history, culture and major cities. Edward and Susan Hale wrote a series of travel books.

Decorative cloth in 3 colors. Decorations on front and spine. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. One "small ink spot on rear board. Gift inscription from 1883 on first blank page.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b>In and Around the Grand Canyon: The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona   </b><br>, James, Wharton George
20 James, Wharton George ...In and Around the Grand Canyon: The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1900.
 First Edition, First Printing. [Trade]
 Hardcover.
 8vo; xxiv, 341 p. Front. , illus. , plates (1 fold. ) 23 cm. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs with a foldout panoramic view of the canyon; Tissue-guarded frontispiece. [21 plates plus 80 in-text illustrations.] 
“The author has haunted the spot long enough to know it in every part, to be familiar with all its romance and its tragedies and to understand its secrets, its tragedies, and its charms.” –The Literary World. v. 31 (1900).

"James spent a great deal of time at the Grand Canyon over a number of years and visited many out of the way spots. Because so much of the book records personal experiences it has special historical value and is in many respects one of the best of the Grand Canyon books."-Francis Farquhar.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.

REF: LCon: 00006921; Farquhar: 64; Hayes: 184/319; Crocker: v31,261
 
Price: 85.00 USD

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