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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 <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 <b> Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7 </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7
[Polar Exploration]

By: Back, George (1796-1878)

Price: $2,195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1838

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009500

Condition: Very Good


The first edition of "one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration." George Back covered over 7500 miles, 1200 of which were previously unknown territory. His narrative holds literary esteem and is "full of details about the Cree, Chippewa, Coppermine Indians, and other tribes, upon whom members of the exhibition were obliged to depend during a terrible winter" [Hill] Back was commissioned to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet and Turnagain Point but the Terror was beset by ice for nearly a year (August 1837- July 1837), drifting in the pack off northe... View more info

Image for <b>Northern Italy including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and routes through Switzerland and Austria  </b> [Travel Guide]

Northern Italy including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and routes through Switzerland and Austria [Travel Guide]

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Leipaig, Germany:, Verlag Von Karl Baedeker,: 1899.

Seller ID: 008520

Condition: Very Good


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. 16mo; lxiv, 539 pages. 25 maps, 35 plans. 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>The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt </b>

The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt

By: Bartlett, William Henry

Price: $250.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1851

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010214

Condition: Very Good


A handsome collectible edition of Victorian-era Egypt exploration. First American Edition. Publisher's navy cloth with stamped gilt decorations on front, rear, and spine. Bindings tight and square. Top edge gilt. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Tissue-guards in place. A few plates have a hint of foxing on extremities. Small 4to; 10.25 in. 26 cm; viii, 218 + [2] ad pp. 35 steel-engraved plates including frontispiece, two maps, and an additional illustrated title page, wood-engraved vignettes throughout. The detailed illustrations were made by the author who wa... 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>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 <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

Image for ...<b>Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.</b><br>

...Sketches Abroad with Pen and Pencil.

By: Darley, Felix O. C.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York:, Hurd and Houghton at the Riverside Press,: 1869.<br>

Edition: Early Edition, Second printing.<br>

Seller ID: 003066

Condition: Profusely illustrated with plates and in-text drawings by Felix O. C. Darley; Drawings engraved on wood by J. Augustus Begert and James L. Langridge. [88 drawings]. <br>


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. View more info

Image for ...<b>London In The Nineteenth Century Illustrated by a Series of Views  </b><br>

...London In The Nineteenth Century Illustrated by a Series of Views

By: Elmes, James - Descriptive text

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Bracken Books,: 1993.<br>

Edition: First Edition First Printing, Thus.<br>

Seller ID: 007344

ISBN: 094649505X


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. View more info

Image for <b>Observations Made At Paris During The Peace;<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>

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.

By: Eyre, Edmund John

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London:, Robinson, and Longman and Rees,: 1803,

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 005664

Condition: 8vo; 21.5 cm. tall; 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, ... View more info

Image for The Pacific Coast Scenic Tour. From Southern California to Alaska, The Canadian Pacific Railroad, Yellowstone Park, and The Grand Canyon.

The Pacific Coast Scenic Tour. From Southern California to Alaska, The Canadian Pacific Railroad, Yellowstone Park, and The Grand Canyon.

By: Finck, Henry T.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1890

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 011211

Condition: Very Good


"The work may be of value to those who are reading up on the great natural show places on this Coast .... we of the Coast cannot but be thankful for the many pages of warm praise he devotes to us." [Carson] Publisher's decorated cloth. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Previous owner's inscription on front free endpage. 8vo, xiv, 309 p., [21] leaves of plates : ill., map ; 21 cm; 8 inches tall. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with 20 b/w photos. The author Theophilus Finck (1854-1926) was an American music critic and... View more info

Image for A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago. A Narrative of Travel and Exploration From 1878 to 1883.

A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago. A Narrative of Travel and Exploration From 1878 to 1883.

By: Forbes, Henry O[gg]

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010740

Condition: Near Fine


First American edition. Publisher's green pictorial cloth gilt. 8vo; 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches; xix, 536, 4 pp.; 3 folding maps, 2 full-page maps, 1 in-text map, color frontispiece, plates, in-text illustrations, publisher's advertisements. Color tissue-guarded frontispiece by J.B. Gibbs. Bindings are tight and square. Minor shelf lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Light wear to extremities, lightly and evenly toned throughout. Collectible condition. 6 maps in total all present. The book is in six parts: In the Cocos-Keeling Islands; In Java; In Sumatra; In ... View more info