Category: 19th Century Travel and Exploration


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Image for <b> The Livingstone Touch </b><br>[Exploration - 19th Century Africa]

The Livingstone Touch
[Exploration - 19th Century Africa]

By: Birkinshaw, Philip

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa:, Purnell and Sons: 1973.

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 006686

ISBN: 0360001637

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket.


A selection of writings by David Livingstone selected to present a man who fell in love with Africa and did not condescend as many Europeans of the time did.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling to dust jacket and inset map; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Fold-out map drawn by Livingstone unique in that many place names are no longer used . View more info

Image for The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History  [19th Century Travel Guide]

The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History [19th Century Travel Guide]

By: Brodhead, Luke Wills

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: , Sherman & Co., Printers,: 1870.

Edition: 2nd edition. [first 1867]

Seller ID: 009265

Condition: Very Good, minus


19th century travel guide penned by a manager of the Kittatinny House resort hotel, during it's heyday. It was under L.W. Brodhead's care that the resort expanded to accommodate 250 guests from the original 25. At the time of publishing, there were about a half dozen resort hotels to which the affluent from New York and Philadelphia could retreat for the season. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Corners rubbed. View more info

Image for <b>Cuba With Pen and Pencil  </b><br>[19th Century, Travel]

Cuba With Pen and Pencil
[19th Century, Travel]

By: Hazard, Samuel

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Miami, Florida:, Editorial Cubana,: 1989.

Edition: Reproduction

Seller ID: 007903

Condition: 8.25 inches tall. <br>


A very attractive and quality reproduction of this important text. Samuel Hazard after fighting in the Civil War went to Cuba to begin working on a guidebook to the island of Cuba. Over a period of several months he traveled throughout what was then still a Spanish colony. Dark brown leatherette covers with gilt titles and decorations. Titles in red band.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Still Giftable. Illustrated with hundreds of the author's own sketches. View more info

Image for Northern Lands; or, Young America in Russia and Prussia. A Story of Travel and Adventure

Northern Lands; or, Young America in Russia and Prussia. A Story of Travel and Adventure

By: Adams, Willian T. (Oliver Optic)

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Boston, Lee and Shepard, Publishers: 1872

Seller ID: 011287

Condition: Very Good


Northern Lands, the second volume of the second series of "Young America Abroad," describes the varied experience of the juvenile tourists of the Academy Squadron in the Baltic, and during their journeys in many ports of Russia and Prussia. :Little has been written about Russia, and the greater portion of this volume related to that interesting nation. The author writes from his own notes and recollection, so far as scenery, manners and customs are concerned." [ref storytel] Bindings are tight with a slight shelf lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wea... View more info

Image for <b>CARTE DE LA PLAINE DE TROIE c1809 French Engraved Map   </b><br>[Asia minor, Greece, Troy]

CARTE DE LA PLAINE DE TROIE c1809 French Engraved Map
[Asia minor, Greece, Troy]

By: Barbie, Jean-Denis

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Paris:, Blaise,: c1809.<br>

Seller ID: 006877


Antique engraved map on laid paper shown in the corresponding images. This map, "Carte de la plaine de Troie levee en 1786 et 1787," was excised from Marie-Gabriel-Florent-Auguste de Choiseul-Gouffier's "Voyage pittoresque de la Grèce" (1782-1842). This folding plate depicts the topography of the region of Troy, and features Alexandria Troas, Kara Dag (Black Mountain), Tenedos, and the Aegean Sea. The artist is credited as Jean-Denis Barbie, and the cartographer as Louis-Francois Cassas. Condition / Notes: This map, measuring approximately 26 1/2" x 20", displays some... View more info

Image for <b> Japan as We Saw It </b>

Japan as We Saw It

By: Bickersteth, M. [Mary Jane]

Price: $195.00

Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner's Sons,: 1893.<br>

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 008398

Condition: Very Good


“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. Folded Color Map of Japan.Preface by the Bishop of Exeter, the author's father. Bindings tight and square. Over opened at page 64/65. Text clean... View more info

Image for …<b>Travels Between the Hudson and the Mississippi, 1851-52.</b>

Travels Between the Hudson and the Mississippi, 1851-52.

By: Busch, Moritz. [Translation: Nornam H. Binger.]

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Kentucky:, The University Press of Kentucky,: 1971

Seller ID: 005437


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. View more info

Image for <b>Zigzag Journeys in the Antipodes  </b><br>[East Asia]; [Indonesia]; [Java]; [Thailand]

Zigzag Journeys in the Antipodes
[East Asia]; [Indonesia]; [Java]; [Thailand]

By: Butterworth, Hezekaih

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1888.<br>

Edition: First Edition, Early printing.

Seller ID: 008944


‘This new volume in the perennially popular series takes the reader to Siam, and, with delightful illustration and anecdote, tells him of the interesting animal worship of the country.’ Literary World. A delightful travelogue complete with natural history, customs and culture of the South Seas in East Asia including Indonesia, Java and Thailand. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some age-toning, light rubs on the corners. The 10th book in the series. Binding style 3. Plates and illustrations signed by various ill... View more info

Image for <b>Zigzag Journeys in Classical Lands; or, Toby's Trip to Mount Parnassus  </b><br>[Southern Europe] [Greece]

Zigzag Journeys in Classical Lands; or, Toby's Trip to Mount Parnassus
[Southern Europe] [Greece]

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1881.

Edition: First Edition, Second Printing.

Seller ID: 008725

Condition: Very Good


Vacation rambles in Southern Europe, the second book in the series.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. 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.With a bookplate of William Grayson Stets... View more info

Image for <b>Zigzag Journeys in the Occident or Vacation Rambles in Western Lands  </b>

Zigzag Journeys in the Occident or Vacation Rambles in Western Lands

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1883.<br>

Edition: First Edition, 1883, c1882

Seller ID: 008800

Condition: Very Good


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 dat... View more info

Image for <b>Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.  </b><br>[Australia]

Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.
[Australia]

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1891.

Edition: First Edition, Early Printing.

Seller ID: 008827

Condition: Very Good


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 Bindings format 1. 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. 8vo, 319 pages followed by 8 pages of publisher's Adverts.. Ref: OCLC 937678517; HB.c; UMKC ; Smathers UF026617133 View more info

Image for <b>Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands  </b><br>[ Scotland, England, Belgium, Normandy, Paris]

Zigzag Journeys in Europe. Vacation Rambles in Historic Lands
[ Scotland, England, Belgium, Normandy, Paris]

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1880 [1879]

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008828

Condition: 8vo; viii, 311 p, [1] leaf of plates illus., ports. 22 cm.


"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. P>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 t... View more info

Image for <b>Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.  </b>

Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1891

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008710

Condition: Very Good


The Zigzag Series sold in the millions and made Butterworth a "literary millionaire". Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Pictorial boards in color, minor fading. Rubs to the corners with minor breaks in the cloth. minor hand-soil. Faint owner's stamp on first blank page. 8vo, 319 pages followed by 8 pages of publisher's Adverts. Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Ref: OCLC 937678517; HB.c; UMKC ; Smathers UF026617133 View more info

Image for <b> Zigzag Journeys in the Great Northwest; or, A Trip to the American Switzerland -- 1890,   </b><br>[Canada] [Washington] [Idaho]

Zigzag Journeys in the Great Northwest; or, A Trip to the American Switzerland -- 1890,
[Canada] [Washington] [Idaho]

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1890.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008709


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. 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. Ref: OCLC 991284726; HB.c; UMKC View more info

Image for <b>Zigzag Journeys in the White City with Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis  </b><br>[ World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago]

Zigzag Journeys in the White City with Visits to the Neighboring Metropolis
[ World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago]

By: Butterworth, Hezekiah

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,: 1894.

Edition: First Edition, Early Printing.

Seller ID: 008826


Highlighting the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago with photographs and drawings. Butterworth spoke in the Children’s literary section at the World’s Literacy Congress held at the Art Institute. Ephraim Marlow and his son Manton travel to the 1883 Columbian Exposition and explore the fair as well as Chicago. Ephraim makes the trip to attend the Peace Conference held in conjunction with the fair and Manton, an amateur folklorist attends the folklore congress held at the Palace of Art. In addition to descriptions of the fairgrounds and the city, the book includes accounts of ... View more info

Image for Letters from Europe, Comprising the Journal of a Tour through Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Italy, and Switzerland, in the Years 1825, '26, and '27

Letters from Europe, Comprising the Journal of a Tour through Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Italy, and Switzerland, in the Years 1825, '26, and '27

By: Carter, N. H.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: New York, G. & C. Carvill: 1827

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011445

Condition: Very Good


A collection of letters and diary entries written during the course of a three-year tour of Western Europe. After returning these were edited into a very detailed account of travels and events. Rebacked in later polished calf lettered on spine, with original marble-paper covered boards, all edges marbled, marbled endpapers. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Small bookplate on verso of free endpages. [H. W. Miller, Worchester]. Moderate shelf handling wear, light rubs to the corners; light ripple to leaves; First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 8.75 inches tal... View more info

Image for <B>Adventures in New Guinea.</b>

Adventures in New Guinea.

By: Chalmers, James

Price: $145.00

Publisher: London:, The Religious Tract Society.: 1889.<br>

Edition: Early Edition.

Seller ID: 005665


Born in Scotland, James Chalmers was a missionary in New Guinea.Very early explorations and first-hand descriptions of land and people. 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. 6 engraved illustrations, including frontispiece. 192 pages. 5.75 inches tall. REF: OCLC: 8587511; missiology org uk; Trompf 1324. View more info

Image for With Ski & Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers [Polar Exploration]

With Ski & Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers [Polar Exploration]

By: Conway, Sir Martin

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010810

Condition: Good


Companion and acting as an appendix to The First Crossing of Spitsbergen. 8vo. 8 inches tall; vi, [4], 235pp. with index; gravure frontispiece, 11 plates, 2 text illustrations, folding map (tape-repaired along folds), top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original cloth, stamped with gilt. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with photographs by E. J. Garwood. Ex-library, with markings from Cardiff Public Libraries; spine relaid along back cover, extremities bumped, cloth torn; foxing, chipping, and tears throughout. Difficult to find in any condition. The append... View more info

Image for Granite Crags of California, [Yosemite]

Granite Crags of California, [Yosemite]

By: Cumming, C. F. Gordon

Price: $165.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons: 1886

Edition: New Edition [Second Edition].

Seller ID: 011446

Condition: Very Good


An important early account of Yosemite. Illustrations: The Sentinel Rock; The Yo-Semite Fall; Indian Camp beside the Merced River; The Nevada and Vernal Falls; View of the Sierras from Sentinel Dome. Fold out map at the end [unflawed]. 8vo; 8.1 inches tall, 384 pages with appendix plus 32-page publisher's catalogue. New Edition [Second Edition]. ---- Includes information on Yosemite Falls, Watkin's Photographs, Vigilantes, orchards, olive groves, California grapes and wines. ---- Light blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine, Front cover stamped in black and silver with a scene of a large mountains... View more info

Image for <b>Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description  </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description
[Polar Exploration]

By: Cyriax, Richard J. (1885-1967)

Price: $1,125.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009495

Condition: Very Good


The first edition of one of the rarest works on the twentieth-century Franklin search. This important scholarly account of Franklin's last voyage is based largely on the account of George McClintock. Scarcity due to many copies being destroyed during WW II London bombing which hit Metheun's warehouse. Only two other copies are recorded by ABPC and RBH. Compiled from both published and non-published sources. Of importance is the account addressing the fortunes of the expedition' the account of the search for the lost expedition with an outline of the principal eve... View more info