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GUIDE TOURISTIQUE du Club des Automobilistes de Montreal / Touristic Road-Guide of the Montreal Automobilist Club
Montreal: The Club, 1938.
Octavo. pp 326, stapled, in orange card covers. Maps, ads, list of hotels, index. Title leaf pulling from staples a little bit; nick and very small chip to fore edge of front cover through page 8; spine very lightly sunned; else fine. Mostly Quebec, but a little bit of New England.
$40.00 Book Number: 45357 Order / Enquire
ALLOM, (T.) (Thomas Allom, 1804-72)
VIEWS OF THE TYROL, from Drawings by T. Allom, after Original Sketches by Joanna V. Isser Geb. Brossrubatscher, with Letterpress Descriptions by a Companion of Hofer [i.e., Josef, Freiherr von Hormayr].
London: Black & Armstrong, no date [1836?].,
Octavo, contemporary green leather, decorative borders to covers, "Tyrol" in gilt to spine, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. , 128, [2, blank] pp. Engraved title and 45 steel-engraved plates inserted, all with tissue guards, 1 folding map at rear (all plates present). Spine rubbed at joints, tips, with short splits to top and bottom of front joint, small chip to foot of spine; rubbing to edges of covers; some foxing to plates (mainly to margins) and tissue guards, though a few plates have substantial foxing to the image as well; "E" gilt stamped to foot of spine; else a VG tight copy, no previous owner marks, inner hinges not cracked.
$350.00 Book Number: 15058 Order / Enquire
ANDRÉE, S.A., Nils Strindberg, and K. Fraenkel
MED ÖRNEN MOT POLEN. ANDRÉES POLAREXPEDITION ÅR 1897 UTGIVEN, PÅ GRUNDVAL AV S.A. ANDRÉES, NILS STRINDBERGS OCH KNUT FRAENKELS SOMMAREN 1930 PÅ VITÖN FUNNA ANTECKNINGAR, AV SVENSKA SÄLLSKAPET FÖR ANTROPOLOGI OCH GEOGRAFI.
Stockholm: Bonniers, c1930,
Later printing (61st-70th thousand). Octavo, original blue cloth gilt lettered, with gilt facsimile signatures on front cover. pp (488) + folding map, plan, and illustration + plates; numerous text illustrations. Tear to inner margin of last leaf neatly repaired, else a fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names. Story of this tragic attempt on the North Pole in a balloon in 1897. Their remains and journal were only found in 1930 on White Island. Text is in Swedish. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$75.00 Book Number: 31443 Order / Enquire
BAKER, Samuel White
THE ALBERT N'YANZA: Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources
New York: Horizon Press, 1962.
Facsimile reprint, with addition of a Foreword by Alan Moorhead, of the London, 1866, edition. Two volumes, octavo, brown cloth, endpaper maps, dust jackets, illustrated card slipcase. Frontispiece in each volume, maps and illustrations in text. Jacket of Vol. I has a fingernail-size chip at head of spine, short tear at head of spine of jacket of Vol. II; the jackets are otherwise VG+, bright. Slipcase has light yellowing, rubbing, VG otherwise. No owner names. One of great adventures of African exploration. Sir Samuel Baker in search of the source of the Nile. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$50.00 Book Number: 32979 Order / Enquire
BARBOT ON GUINEA: The Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678=1712. Edited by P.E. H. Hair, Adam Jones and Robin Law
London: Hakluyt Society, 1992.
Two volumes, blue cloth. pp (cxxviii), 327; (xiv), 331-916, maps & illustrations in text, indexed. Fine in very nearly fine jackets. Note: Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$65.00 Book Number: 29462 Order / Enquire
THE REDISCOVERY OF THE HOLY LAND IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY.
Jerusalem & Detroit: Magnes Press/Hebrew University/Israel Exploration Society/ Wayne State University Press, 1979.
Terra cotta boards, pictorial endpapers. (266), (2) pp. Numerous text illustrations. Fine copy. Black dust jacket lightly rubbed; upper portion of rear flap clipped out; illustration on rear panel once clipped out, now reattached; but for the mutilations, the jacket is VG+, spine and front panel perfectly respectable in appearance. "The aim of this essay is twofold: to tell the story of the exploration of the Holy Land in the 19th century, and to create the basis for a further study of the historical geography of Israel in modern times."
$19.50 Book Number: 8558 Order / Enquire
FROM THE LOG OF THE VELSA. Pictures by R.A. Rickards and a Frontispiece by the Author
New York: Century, 1914.
Tall octavo. Blue pictorial cloth stampedin gilt, pale green, and orange, top edges gilt. , 307 pp + colour frontispiece with tissue guard ("Aarhus. From a Painting by Arnold Bennett") and 27 other plates (one in colour). A VG clean, tight unworn copy, no owner names. Sections are Holland, The Baltic, Copenhagen, The French and Flemish Coast, The East Anglian Estuaries. A nice-looking book, a travelogue by sail by the famous English novelist. This US edition is the correct first edition, the British edition not coming until 1920. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 24280 Order / Enquire
SAND AND CANVAS: a narrative of adventures in Egypt, with a sojourn among the artists in Rome
London: Charles Gilpin, 1849.
Octavo, pp , (2, illustrated half-title), 370, . + 7 illustrations on text paper. A few illustraions in text. Half-title illustration by Herbert White, all other drawings by the author. Red spinkled page edges. Bound in full calf, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament, label, "Ramsey Grammar School" in gilt on front cover, ink 1860 prize inscription to "William H. Howitt" on front blank. Broken front joint, cracked inner hinge, neatly repaired, joint now firm; damp stain to lower front and rear covers; else VG externally, spine attractive, not rubbed nor chipped; internally fine. Almost half the book is about Italy.
$95.00 Book Number: 41943 Order / Enquire
A voyage to the South Sea undertaken by command of His Majesty for the purposeof conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies in His Majesty's ship the Bounty commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh....
Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969.
Title page continues "including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies." Brown cloth, green cloth spine label. pp (12), 264 + frontispiece portrait + 2 folding plates + 3 folding maps + 1 full-page map. Fine copy. Facsimile of the London, 1792, original. Australiana Facsimiles No. 121. 2 kg parcel.
$60.00 Book Number: 47688 Order / Enquire
MUCH ELSE IN ITALY: A Subjective Travel Book
London: Macmillan, 1958.
Octavo, blue cloth. Pp viii, 184 + 3 plates. VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. A travel book by the noted Australian author.
$14.95 Book Number: 32588 Order / Enquire
BRENNAN, Michael G., editor
THE ORIGINS OF THE GRAND TOUR: The travels of Robert Montagu, Lord Mandeville, 1640-1654. William Hammond, 1655-1658. Banaster Maynard, 1660-1663
London: Hakluyt Society, 2004.
Dark blue cloth gilt. Pp (xviii), 331; illustrated. Fine in jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.
$35.00 Book Number: 29941 Order / Enquire
Bridges, R.C. & P.E.H. Hair, editors
Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth: Studies in the History of the Hakluyt Society, 1846-1996 With a Complete List of the Society's Publications
London: Hakluyt Society, 1996.
Octavo. Blue cloth. pp (xii), 336, , illustrated, index. Fine in lightly rubbed VG jacket.
$20.00 Book Number: 29511 Order / Enquire
BRIGGS, Martin S.
THROUGH EGYPT IN WAR-TIME. With Illustrations by the Author.
London: Stokes, no date [1918, presumably].,
Brown cloth gilt lettered. 280 pp + colour frontispiece with tissue guard, 32 black and white drawings, and 2 maps (one folding). The US issue, made from sheets of the London: Unwin, 1918, edition. Spine bit worn to tips and with spine gilt lettering oxidized; VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. A quite detailed travelogue and memoir of World War I in Egypt. "Travel-books describing Egypt and Palestine exist in hundreds, but they dismiss in a few lines the places we know best. The object of this volume is to picture Egypt as the soldier has seen it, from Sollum on the borders of Tripoli to Gaza in Palestine, and from the Mediterranean to the First Cataract at Assouan. It has no military significance, for it only records the trivial doings of a non-combatant who has had the unusual experience of having lived in nearly all the camps occupied at various times by the E.E.F. " - author's note. Uncommon book.
$45.00 Book Number: 5468 Order / Enquire
BUTLER, William Francis
THE WILD NORTH LAND: The Story of a Winter Journey with Dogs Across Northern North Americia
London: Burns and Oates, 1915.
Later printing (first was in 1873). Octavo, black cloth stamped in white. pp (2), (xiv), 364 + double-page map at front + 14 plates; one illustration in tex. Book a bit leaned, with some spotting to covers; white spine illustration a bit flaked, white spine lettering flaked; light rubbing to spine ends and corners; good externally, VG clean, tight and unworn internally, no owner names. Sir William Francis Butler (1838-1910) was a British soldier who participated in Wolseley's Red River expedition of 1870, and who made several overland journeys in the Canadian North West. A travel classic of Western Canada.
$34.95 Book Number: 36378 Order / Enquire
BUTLER, William Francis
THE GREAT LONE LAND: A narrative of travel and adventure in the North West of America. With illustrations and route map. Fourteenth Edition
London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1891.
14th printing (first was in 1872), 17.7 cm, original maroon cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp (xii), 386, (2) + folding map at front + 6 plates. Spine has light rubbing, with slight wear at ends; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; yellowing to endpapers and page edges, with a light soil spot to fore edges; otherwise a good, clean, tight unworn copy of this classic of travel in the Canadian Northwest.
$30.00 Book Number: 36428 Order / Enquire
BYRD, Richard E.
LITTLE AMERICA. Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic. The Flight to the South Pole. With 74 Illustrations and Maps.
New York: Putnam's, 1930.
Third printing, December, 1930 (first was Nov., 1930). Tall octavo, hardcover, blue cloth, endpaper photos. xvi, 422 pp. Photos and maps inserted, including two folding maps at rear. Xmas, 1930, ink gift inscription to blank recto of frontispiece po rtrait, quite minor rubbing to blue top page edges, else a fine and bright copy. Price-clipped dust jacket has large chip, tears, to head of spine with loss of some lettering, smaller chips to foot of spine, rubbing to flap folds; yellowing to white portion of slightly sunned spine; in all, just good, but still presentable in appearance. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$25.00 Book Number: 18564 Order / Enquire
CAMPBELL, Harriet Charlotte Beaujolois
A JOURNEY TO FLORENCE IN 1837. Edited with notes by G.R. de Beer, F.R.S.
London: Geoffrey Bles, 1951.
Second printing. 12mo, brick cloth. pp 175, including frontispiece portrait and one facsimile. Slight wear to head of spine, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. Well written journal of a trip from London to Florence written by a girl no older than 14 years.Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$10.00 Book Number: 44964 Order / Enquire
JOURNAL OF TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA; among the Hottentot and other tribes; in the years 1812, 1813, and 1814. Abridged by the author
London: Religious Tract Society, 1835.
16mo. pp vi, 228, (2). Woodcut vignette illustrations in text, vignette title illustration that appears as a frontispiece in the 1834 edition. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, unlettered spine with raised bands, sprinkled page edges. Ink gift inscriotion inside front cover (Edingburgh, 1846); light soiling and foxing to title page and occasionally in text, brown spot to page 130, but text still readable beneath; bit of rubbing to spine ends and outer corners; else a VG tight copy, neither joints nor hinges cracked. First published in 1815 as TRAVELS IN SOUTH AFRICA. For the 1834 second edition, abridged and revised, Rev. Campbell took out some irrelevant and fanciful material which appeared in the first edition. The self-publihed first edition is rare; there was a corrected edition also in 1815 that is more common. Campbell was sent out by The Missionary Society.
$95.00 Book Number: 38499 Order / Enquire
CHAILLU, Paul B. du
THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN: Summer and winter journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland and Northern Finland
New York: Harper, c1881,
Two volumes, tall octavo, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and brown. pp (xvi), 441, (5) + illustrations; xvi, 474, (2) + illustrations, original free endpapers bound in front & rear of both volumes. Colour folding map in new (matching blue cloth) pouch at rear of Vol. I. Professionall recased, with new endpapers; short edge tears to early leaves of Vol. I repaired; small light spots to front cover of Vol. I; bit of rubbing to the central gilt sun on both front covers; in all, a VG clean and tight pair. Profusely illustrated. Impressions of the author from his journeys to Scandinavia 1871-78. Note: 3.5kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$175.00 Book Number: 31440 Order / Enquire
CHAMPION, Helen Jean
OVER ON THE ISLAND
Toronto: Ryerson, 1946.
Second printing (first in 1939). Brown cloth. pp xiv, 261 + plates. Endpaper maps, index. Gilt cover lettering dulled, soft vertical ridge to spine, else fine. Dust jacket has a fingernail-size chip at head of spine, small holes to rear flap fold, short tear to upper inner corner of front panel, and a few edge nicks; VG otherwise. A bicycle tour of Prince Edward Island.
$25.00 Book Number: 44575 Order / Enquire