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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> Japan as We Saw It </b><br>, Bickersteth, M. [Mary Jane]
2 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.]
3 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>A Sketch of Old England</b><br>, By A New England Man [James Kirke Paulding, 1778-1860]
4 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
 
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…<B>Adventures in New Guinea.</b>, Chalmers, James
5 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> The World's Famous Places and Peoples: America, in Six Volumes: Complete </b><br>, Cook, Joel
6 Cook, Joel ... The World's Famous Places and Peoples: America, in Six Volumes: Complete

New York: Merrill and Baker, 1900.
 Limited Edition; Edition De Luxe #334/1000.
 Hardcovers.
 8.75 inches tall. Bookplates in each.
 Tissue-guarded frontispieces, some in color Tissue-guarded plates in text.
 
The New York Herald in an advance review says An interesting and valuable work Mr Cook eye for the large things that are permanent and the small that are momentarily even more interesting He tells a He describes a scene vividly He is an excellent cicerone (guide).

Bindings very tight and square. Text clean. Moderate handling wear. Top edge gilt Paste-on spine labels.
 
Price: 165.00 USD

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...<b>Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.</b>, Darley, Felix O. C.
7 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.
 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.
Profusely illustrated with plates and in-text drawings. [88 drawings]. 8.25 inches tall, 192 pages.

 
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…<b>Tropical Africa.</b>, Drummond, Henry
8 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
9 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
10 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>Peculiarities of American Cities  </b><br>, Glazier, Captain Willard
11 Glazier, Captain Willard ...Peculiarities of American Cities

Philadelphia: Hubbard Brothers, Publishers, 1885.
 Early Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece and many plates.
 
The author devoted himself to travel after the Civil War, traveled from Boston to San Francisco on horseback, canoed 3000 miles down the Mississippi , explored uncharted territory in Labrador etc. Nine U.S. and Canadian cities are described in detail citing history, major landmarks, industries, important people, cultural events, unusual characteristics in this text.

Bound in dark green cloth with stamped titles and decoration in gilt and black. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpage. 7.5 inches tall. 570 pages.
 
Price: 59.95 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>, Glazier, Captain Willard.
12 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
 
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. 7.75 inches tall; 527 pages.
Bindings tight and square, text clean. Light, as expected, toning. Minimal wear, corners, spine tips: hint of rub. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece, plates, in-text drawings and chapter headers.

 
Price: 150.00 USD

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...<b> A Family Flight Through Spain </b><br>, Hale, Susan
13 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> The Life and Travels and Researches of Baron Humboldt </b><br>, MacGillivray, W. [William]
14 MacGillivray, W. [William] ... The Life and Travels and Researches of Baron Humboldt

London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1860,
 Early Printing.
 Hardcover.
 420 pages. 7 inches tall.
 Color tissue-guarded frontispiece, 10 addition color plates, all present two lacking tissue-guards and a color map.
 
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt 1769 -1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.

Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

Humboldt was one of the first people to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined (South America and Africa in particular).

The author MacGillivray was a friend of American bird expert John James Audubon, and wrote a large part of Audubon's Ornithological Biographies from 1830-1839. Audubon named MacGillivray's warbler for him.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, with light corner rubs, spine fading and minor hand soil. Tide mark top edge near spine. A quote in pencil is written on front paste-down. Gift inscription on recto of first blank page from 1876.
 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>The Travels and Researches of Alexander Von Humboldt. Being a condensed narrative of his journeys in the equinoctial region of America, and in Asiatic Russia : -- Together with Analyses of Is More Important Investigations.  </b><br>, MacGillivray, W. [William]
15 MacGillivray, W. [William] ...The Travels and Researches of Alexander Von Humboldt. Being a condensed narrative of his journeys in the equinoctial region of America, and in Asiatic Russia : -- Together with Analyses of Is More Important Investigations.

New York: Harper & Brothers, [n.d. c1840]
 Later Edition
 Hardcover.
 6.25 inches tall. 367 pages.
 Illustrated with map, Engravings
 
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt 1769 -1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.

Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

Humboldt was one of the first people to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined (South America and Africa in particular).

The author MacGillivray was a friend of American bird expert John James Audubon, and wrote a large part of Audubon's Ornithological Biographies from 1830-1839. Audubon named MacGillivray's warbler for him.

Green cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles and blind-stamped emblems on boards. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with rubs at spine tips and corners.
 
Price: 49.95 USD

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...<b>Travels in North America: Particularly in the provinces of Upper & Lower Canada and New Brunswick, and in the states of Maine, Massachusets [sic] and New York  </b><br>, Mann, John
16 Mann, John ...Travels in North America: Particularly in the provinces of Upper & Lower Canada and New Brunswick, and in the states of Maine, Massachusets [sic] and New York

Fredericton, N.B, Canada: Saint Annes Point Press, 1978.
 Limited Edition 593/1000.
 Hardcover, No jacket issued.
 
‘Containing A Variety of Interesting Adventures and Disasters, which the Author encountered in his Journey among the Americans, Dutch, French, and Indians. Also, Several Remarkable Interpositions of Divine Providence, in preserving him from dangers, by sea and land, from 1816 to 1823.’

Originally published by Andrew Young: Glasgow, 1824.

Covering Lower Canada; Maine; Massachusetts; New Brunswick; New England; New York; Upper Canada.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. --- xi - 50pp . Introduction by W.A. Spray.
 
Price: 35.00 USD

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...<b> Fresh Gleanings or A New Sheaf From The Old Fields Of Continental Europe </b><br>, Marvel, Ik. [Mitchell, Donald G.]
17 Marvel, Ik. [Mitchell, Donald G.] ... Fresh Gleanings or A New Sheaf From The Old Fields Of Continental Europe

New York: Charles Scribner, 1856.
 Hardcover.
 
Popular sentimental author's first book. A record of the authors travels to Europe. The authors first book. Throughout his life he showed a particular interest in agriculture and landscape gardening, which he followed at first in pursuit of health. These features are prominent in this record.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Very small and minor damp-stain top edge of first 60-70 pages. Minor fading to cloth. Previous owner's ownership mark.
 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b> A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy </b>, Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence]
18 Mr. Yorick [Sterne, Lawrence] ... A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy
London: Thomas Tegg, 1809 Early, "New" Edition. 1st Edition Thus with Rowlandson plates. Hardcover.

 Two colored, full-color caricature plates by Rowlandson. 
Red calf, gilt ruled, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, raised bands. Marbled endpages, All edges gilt. -

A lively travel narrative and one of the premier examples of early "stream-of-consciousness" technique.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate even toning. Modest handling wear. Spine aged; small part of spine label lacking. Faint front hinge repair with Scotch tape. Top spine band rubbed. Two pencil notations on free endpages probably by a bookseller from along the way. Printed by Hazard and Certhew, Beech Street, Barbicon. xii, 179, [1] pp. 16x10 cm(6¼x4")

Thomas Rowlandson was an English artist and caricaturist.
Rowlandson's designs were usually done in outline with the reed-pen, and delicately washed with color. They were then etched by the artist on the copper, and afterwards aquatinted—usually by a professional engraver, the impressions being finally colored by hand.
As a designer he was characterized by his facility and ease of draughtsmanship. He dealt less frequently with politics than his fierce contemporary, Gillray, but commonly touching, in a rather gentle spirit, the various aspects and incidents of social life.
His most artistic work is to be found among the more careful drawings of his earlier period; but even among the exaggerated caricature of his later time we find hints that this master of the humorous might have attained to the beautiful had he so willed.

 
Price: 375.00 USD

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...<b> Sir Robert Ker Porter’s Caracas Diary / 1825 – 1842. A British Diplomat in a Newborn Nation. </b><br>, Porter , Robert Ker
19 Porter , Robert Ker ... Sir Robert Ker Porter’s Caracas Diary / 1825 – 1842. A British Diplomat in a Newborn Nation.

Caracas, Venezuela Walter Dupouy, 1966.
 Limited to 2000 copies.
 Hardcover in Slipcase.
 
This edition was published for the Fourth Centennial 1567 – 1967. One of 2000 copies printed.

Stiff boards covered with blue leatherette with gilt titles and decorations., Silk place-holder ribbon.

Only flaw to book is a damp stain to lower front endpages which does not affect any other parts. Pictorial slipcase has light shelf handling and a tide mark on lower portion.

Sir Robert Ker Porter, was a Scottish artist, author, diplomat and traveler. Known today for his accounts of his travels in Spain, Portugal and Russia, he was one of the earliest panorama painters in Britain, was appointed historical painter to Tsar Alexander I of Russia and served as British consul in Venezuela.
 
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...<b> Romantic Germany </b>, Schauffler, Robert Haven
20 Schauffler, Robert Haven ... Romantic Germany
London: Hutchinson, n.d. [circa. 1900] First Edition. Hardcover

 
Tissue-guarded frontispiece and Profusely illustrated [70+] by Hans Herrmann, Alfred Scherres, Karl O'Lynch von Town, Gertrude Wurmb, Charles Vetter and Otto F. Probst.

A delightful pre-World War I travel guide to Germany and Holland.

Green Cloth Covered boards. Stamped gilt titles. Color scene of Danzig on front. Some minor rippling to the cloth. Light wear and small bump to corners.

 
Price: 120.00 USD

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