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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

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Sketches of Irish Character
[Ireland]

By: Hall, Mrs. S. C. [Anna Maria Fielding]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York:, E. Ferrett and Company,: 1845

Edition: Illustrated Edition.

Seller ID: 008233

Condition: Very good.


In her Irish stories Mrs. Hall excels. Her rustic maidens are copied from the cottage; nothing can be more faithful and lively: nor are her hinds and husbandmen any thing Inferior. We nowhere see the Irish character more justly or so pleasantly represented. She sees Nature in her proper dimensions: therein, but no exaggeration, and life always." Allibone These “Sketches” describing the culture of the Irish are focused on County Wexford and in particular the pa... 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 wit... 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 an... 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>Northern Germany as far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers with Excursions to Copenhagen and the Danish Islands: Handbook for Travellers  </b>

Northern Germany as far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers with Excursions to Copenhagen and the Danish Islands: Handbook for Travellers

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Leipsic, Karl Baedeker Publisher: 1890

Edition: 10th edition;

Seller ID: 010083

Condition: Very Good


16 cm.; 6.25 inches tall; xxxiv, 453 pages; 35 maps, 54 plans. Includes a street index and plans of Berlin bound in at the end. All maps present. Frontispiece folding map is a bit brittle with age. All others are in good condition. Front endpage detached and brittle with previous owner's name. Bindings sound, text clean. Mild hand wear and soiling. ------- REF: bdkr, E024 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 addition... 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. 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, l... 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 ... 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... 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 937678... 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... View more info

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A Sketch of Old England

By: By A New England Man [James Kirke Paulding, 1778-1860]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York: London:, Charles Wiley; Sir Richard Phillips & Co.,: 1822.<br>

Edition: First English Edition.

Seller ID: 004942


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 fr... 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;... 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 addr... 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 end... 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 squ... View more info