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1906 2vol Under The Syrian Sun Inchbold First Ed Uncommon Colour Plates
1906 2vol Under The Syrian Sun Inchbold First Ed Uncommon Colour Plates

Price: £100.00

The first edition of this uncommon and charming travel work, profusely illustrated with many colour and monochrome plates by noted artist Stanley Inchbold. With publisher's advertisements to...

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1906 En Amerique De New-York by Jules Huret Travel Le Figaro
1906 En Amerique De New-York by Jules Huret Travel Le Figaro

Price: £95.00

A handsomely bound early edition of this French travel work regarding the USA by influential French journalist and author Jules Huret. Thirteen thousand. In French. With the original front...

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1906 Hours of Exercise in the Alps John Tyndall Plates New Impression
1906 Hours of Exercise in the Alps John Tyndall Plates New Impression

Price: £59.00

A collection of travel anecdotes from time spent in the Alps by John Tyndall.New impression. Illustrated throughout with seven plates and illustrations in the text.

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1906 Letters from the Holy Land
1906 Letters from the Holy Land

Price: £20.00

A charming illustrated collection of letters by the prolific British painter Elizabeth Thompson, written on her travels in the Holy Land. Elizabeth Southerden Thompson, Lady Butler, is one...

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1906 Lotus Land P. A. Thompson Scarce First Edition Folding Map Colour Illustrated
1906 Lotus Land P. A. Thompson Scarce First Edition Folding Map Colour Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A scarce but fascinating travel work on the social life and customs of people of Southern Siam, Thailand, by Peter Anthony Thompson. A first edition copy. Peter Thompson owned an engineering...

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1906 Map Shewing the Canadian Northern Railway and the Railway Systems of Canada
1906 Map Shewing the Canadian Northern Railway and the Railway Systems of Canada

Price: £190.00

A very scarce first edition of this beautifully coloured large folding map showing the railways of Canada, focussing especially on the historic Canadian Northern Railway. The first edition of...

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1906 Northern Spain Edgar Wigram Illus Colour Plates Folding Map First Edition
1906 Northern Spain Edgar Wigram Illus Colour Plates Folding Map First Edition

Price: £50.00

The first edition of this lavishly and colourfully illustrated work of the beauty of Northern Spain, by Edgar Wigram. The first edition of this work. This work is the author's most celebrated...

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1906 Physiography of the River Nile and Its Basin Lyons Very Scarce Folding Maps
1906 Physiography of the River Nile and Its Basin Lyons Very Scarce Folding Maps

Price: £200.00

An interesting and thorough study of the River Nile, illustrated with folding maps and plates.. This work offers a thorough geographical study of the River Nile, a river in Africa which is commonly...

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1906 The Coming of The British to Australia 1788-1829 Ida Lee Illustrated
1906 The Coming of The British to Australia 1788-1829 Ida Lee Illustrated

Price: £130.00

An historical text regarding the colonisation of Australia.With fifty-five illustrations, collated complete.Preface by the Marquis of Linlithgow.Written by Ida Lee or Mrs Charles Bruce Marriott. This text follows the history of...

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1906 The Cruise of The Falcon
1906 The Cruise of The Falcon

Price: £60.00

A new edition of this fascinating travel work, profusely illustrated with many demonstrative plates and maps and presented in a handsome full calf prize binding. A new edition. First published...

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1906 The Other Side of the Lantern Tour Round the World Frederick Treves
1906 The Other Side of the Lantern Tour Round the World Frederick Treves

Price: £29.99

An illustrated account of the travels of Sir Frederick Treves around the world. With forty illustrations from photographs by the author. Sir Frederick Treves, 1st Baronet (15 February 1853 7 December 1923) was a prominent British...

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1906 The Scenery of Switzerland Lord Avebury Illustrated Folding Map
1906 The Scenery of Switzerland Lord Avebury Illustrated Folding Map

Price: £120.00

A smartly bound copy of John Lubbock's insightful work on the natural scenic history of Switzerland. This is an interesting work on Switzerland, looking and the country's geology, how the mountains...

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1906 The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures William Lithgow
1906 The Totall Discourse of the Rare Adventures William Lithgow

Price: £79.99

An edition of The Totall Discourse of The Rare Adventures & Painefull Peregrinations of long Nineteene Yeares Travayles from Scotland to the most famous Kingdomes in Europe, Asia and Affrica.With numerous black and white illustrations,...

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1907 2vol From the Niger to the Nile Alexander Boyd 1st Ed Illus Travel Writing
1907 2vol From the Niger to the Nile Alexander Boyd 1st Ed Illus Travel Writing

Price: £200.00

The first edition of this uncommon travel work on a remarkable yet dangerous African expedition from the Niger to the Nile, exploring the Lake Chad area. This expedition was designed to survey...

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1907 A. W. Kinglake Eothen Talwin Morris Design
1907 A. W. Kinglake Eothen Talwin Morris Design

Price: £108.00

A copy of Kinglake's Eothen, with a design by celebrated decorative artist Talwin Morris (1865 - 1911).Talwin Morris was a prolific book designer and decorative artist working in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly...

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1907 Across Africa from Missionary Travels Livingstone Talwin Morris
1907 Across Africa from Missionary Travels Livingstone Talwin Morris

Price: £69.00

An extract from Livingstone's noted work published in Talwin Morris bindings.With a map of Livingstone's route across Africa. Livingstone was one of the first Westerners to maek a transcontinental journey across Africa, Luanda...

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1907 George Borrow Bible In Spain Journeys Adventures Englishman Notes By Burke
1907 George Borrow Bible In Spain Journeys Adventures Englishman Notes By Burke

Price: £14.99

An uncommon edition of The Bible in Spain Or, The Journeys, Adventures, and Imprisonments of an Englishman in an Attempt to Circulate the Scriptures in the Peninsula by George Borrow with the notes and glossary of Ulick Ralph...

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1907 In The Strange South Seas Beatrice Grimshaw Illustrated
1907 In The Strange South Seas Beatrice Grimshaw Illustrated

Price: £44.00

A fully illustrated travel work by Beatrice Grimshaw, exploring her time spent travelling across the southern hemisphere. A fascinating piece of travel written by the proficient and prolific...

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1907 Lansdale The Chateaux Of Touraine Colour Pictures By J Guerin Photographs
1907 Lansdale The Chateaux Of Touraine Colour Pictures By J Guerin Photographs

Price: £125.00

A colourfully illustrated description of the Chateaux of Touraine by Maria Hornor Lansdale illustrated by Jules Gurin and by photographs. Second impression. Jules Gurin (1866 - 1946) was an American  muralist,...

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1907 Natives of Northern India W Crooke British Empire Illustrated
1907 Natives of Northern India W Crooke British Empire Illustrated

Price: £42.00

The first edition of this historical look at Northern India during the British Raj. Illustrated throughout. Written by the British orientalist, and key figure in the documentation of Anglo-Indian...

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1907 The Dominion of Canada Newfoundland Karl Baedeker Folding Maps
1907 The Dominion of Canada Newfoundland Karl Baedeker Folding Maps

Price: £180.00

A smart copy of this turn-of-the century traveller's guide to Karl Baedeker.With thirteen maps and twelve plans. Third revised and augmented edition.

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1907 The Savage South Seas Ernest Elkington Norman Hardy Illustrated Coloured Plates First Edition
1907 The Savage South Seas Ernest Elkington Norman Hardy Illustrated Coloured Plates First Edition

Price: £165.00

A first edition of this illustrated book about the South Seas around British New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the New Hebrides,. 'The Savage South Seas' looks at the small islands around...

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1908 2vols Memorials of London by P H Ditchfield With Many Illustrations
1908 2vols Memorials of London by P H Ditchfield With Many Illustrations

Price: £59.99

A set of Memorials of Old London.Edited by P. H. Ditchfield, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Author of The City Companies of London and their Good Works, The Story of Our Towns, The Cathedral Churches of Great Britain &c....

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1908 A R Hope Moncrieff Black's Guide London Environs Illustrated Maps Plans
1908 A R Hope Moncrieff Black's Guide London Environs Illustrated Maps Plans

Price: £49.00

A very smart edition of this early 20th Century travel guide to London.With illustrative plates and maps throughout, this volume provides a valuable historical insight into pre-First World War London.

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1908 A Summer Tour in Finland Paul Waineman Sylvia Borgstrom MacDougall First Edition Scarce
1908 A Summer Tour in Finland Paul Waineman Sylvia Borgstrom MacDougall First Edition Scarce

Price: £38.00

A beautiful copy of 'A Summer Tour in Finland' by Sylvia MacDougall nee Borgström under the pseudynonym: Paul Waineman. Collated complete with sixteen monotone illustrations, and 16 colour illustrations by Alexander...

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1908 African Nature Notes and Reminiscences Frederick Selous Illustrated E Caldwell President Roosev
1908 African Nature Notes and Reminiscences Frederick Selous Illustrated E Caldwell President Roosev

Price: £90.00

'African Nature Notes and Reminiscences' by Frederick Courteney Selous. Includes a foreword by President Roosevelt. Reprint, published the same year as the first edition. Frederick Courteney...

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1908 Belgium Amedee Forestier George Omond Illus Colour Plates First Edition
1908 Belgium Amedee Forestier George Omond Illus Colour Plates First Edition

Price: £45.00

The first edition of this illustrated look at the history and scenes of Belgium, illustrated in colour throughout by Amedee Forestier. The true first edition of this work. The true first has...

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1908 Belgium Amedee Forestier George W T Omond Guide A and C Black Illus
1908 Belgium Amedee Forestier George W T Omond Guide A and C Black Illus

Price: £65.00

The first edition of this beautifully illustrated book on Belgium. In the original cloth binding, which has retained its brightness. With illustrations by Anglo-French artist Amedee Forestier....

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1908 Eighteen Years in Uganda and East Africa
1908 Eighteen Years in Uganda and East Africa

Price: £480.00

The first edition of Alfred Tucker's travel work documenting his time in East Africa as a missionary for eighteen years. Illustrated throughout, including with a folding map, and colour plates. ...

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1908 Granada Present and Bygone Illustrated Uncommon Albert F Calvert
1908 Granada Present and Bygone Illustrated Uncommon Albert F Calvert

Price: £65.00

An uncommon work of travel writing by the Albert F Calvert, profusely illustrated throughout. Uncommon. Bound in the publisher's original cloth binding, with gilt detailing to the front board...

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1908 Hamburg-Amerika Linie Nordland-Fahrten German Illustrated
1908 Hamburg-Amerika Linie Nordland-Fahrten German Illustrated

Price: £180.00

A German work on the Hamburg-America Line, profusely illustrated in monochrome throughout. In the original German. Held in the original paper covered slipcase. Slipcase in a very good

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1908 Jerusalem: The City of Herod and Saladin
1908 Jerusalem: The City of Herod and Saladin

Price: £55.00

A handsome leather bound edition of this travel work on Jerusalem by the renowned novelist and historian Walter Besant, and the English orientalist and explorer Edward Henry Palmer. Providing...

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1908 Tyrol E. Harrison Compton W. A. Baillie-Grohman Illus Colour Plates
1908 Tyrol E. Harrison Compton W. A. Baillie-Grohman Illus Colour Plates

Price: £40.00

An interesting travel work on Tyrol, illustrated by Edward Harrison Compton with coloured plates, written by William Baillie-Grohman. 'Tyrol' is a travel work looking at the historical region...

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1908 Venetia and Northern Italy Cecil Headlam Gordon Home Illustrated
1908 Venetia and Northern Italy Cecil Headlam Gordon Home Illustrated

Price: £80.00

A work of travel writing by Cecil Headlam, illustrated throughout by Gordon Home, with a folding map to the rear of the volume. A travel work exploring the Northern parts of Italy, including...

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1908 Yorkshire
1908 Yorkshire

Price: £50.00

A first edition copy of this fascinating historical and archaeological study of Yorkshire; painted and described by the renowned English landscape artist and illustrator, Gordon Home. Gordon...

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1908-13 2vol Southern Italy Italie Septentrionale K Baedeker Travel Folding Maps
1908-13 2vol Southern Italy Italie Septentrionale K Baedeker Travel Folding Maps

Price: £44.00

A travel guide to Northern and Southern Italy by Karl Baedeker.Including:Italie Septentrionale Jusqu'a Livourne, Florence et Ravenne. (1913, in French) with 36 maps, 36 plans, and a panorama (dix-huitieme edition).Southern Italy...

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1908-1955 10vols Series II Hakluyt Society Folding Maps Illustrated
1908-1955 10vols Series II Hakluyt Society Folding Maps Illustrated

Price: £670.00

A fascinating collection of varied works from the Second Series of Hakluyt Society publications, bound in the publisher's iconic bright blue cloth binding, with gilt vignette to the front boards. ...

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1909 2Vol The Basutos Godfrey Lagden Mountaineers and Their Country Illustrated
1909 2Vol The Basutos Godfrey Lagden Mountaineers and Their Country Illustrated

Price: £150.00

This is a scarce two volume set of this work on South African people of the Bantu Stock, formally ruled by the English.Complete in two volumes with 70 illustrations and 9 maps .'Being a narrative of events relating to the...

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1909 Beasts and Men by Carl Hagenbeck Hugh S. R. Elliott trans Illustrated Zoo Animals
1909 Beasts and Men by Carl Hagenbeck Hugh S. R. Elliott trans Illustrated Zoo Animals

Price: £70.00

A translated edition of this fascinating biographical work regarding the capturing of animals for zoos. Profusely illustrated with a frontispiece of the author and ninety nine other illustrations....

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1909 From Sketch-Book and Diary
1909 From Sketch-Book and Diary

Price: £44.00

The first edition of Lady Elizabeth Thompson Butler's travel accounts of Ireland, Egypt, the Cape, and Italy, illustrated profusely throughout with colour plates. The first edition of this work....

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1909 Maderia Old and New W H Koebel Illustrated Mildred Cossart First Travel
1909 Maderia Old and New W H Koebel Illustrated Mildred Cossart First Travel

Price: £68.00

A profusely illustrated work on the history of Madeira.First Edition.With several photographs by Mildred Cossart over 65 plates. With publisher's advertisements to the rear. William Henry Koebel was an English author and...

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1909 Twenty-Five Years' Soldiering in South Africa a Personal Narrative
1909 Twenty-Five Years' Soldiering in South Africa a Personal Narrative

Price: £375.00

A very scarce first edition of Harry Vernon Woon's work documenting his time working as a soldier in South Africa, illustrated throughout, including with a folding map. The first edition of...

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1910 Adventures in the Arctic Regions H W G Hyrst History Illustrated
1910 Adventures in the Arctic Regions H W G Hyrst History Illustrated

Price: £60.00

This is an illustrated copy of this work on travel and exploration in the arctic.Romantic incidents and perils of travel,sport and exploration around the poles.With sixteen illustrations.

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1910 Biskra Sidi-Okra and the Desert Hyam Illustrated Scarce First Edition
1910 Biskra Sidi-Okra and the Desert Hyam Illustrated Scarce First Edition

Price: £100.00

A charming first edition copy of Joseph C. Hyam's travel writing, illustrated throughout with numerous folding plates. First Edition. A very scarce copy of this handbook for the travellers,...

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1910 HAUSALAND EGYPT Sudan H. Karl W. KUMM Illustrated
1910 HAUSALAND EGYPT Sudan H. Karl W. KUMM Illustrated

Price: £228.00

A first edition and presentation copy of Kumm's account of his African travels. Featuring numerous illustrations - some coloured - including a portrait frontispiece. With an embossed stamp to the titlepage reading 'Presentation...

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1910 Karl Baedeker Great Britain Handbook for Travellers Folding Maps
1910 Karl Baedeker Great Britain Handbook for Travellers Folding Maps

Price: £27.00

Karl Baedeker's Travel Handbook of Great Britain, with folding maps. Baedeker's travel handbook for 'Great Britain'. Includes folding maps. Karl Baedeker was a German publisher. Having...

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1910 Peeps at Many Lands Russia Walter Haenen First Edition Illustrated
1910 Peeps at Many Lands Russia Walter Haenen First Edition Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A scarce first edition copy of this fascinating work on Russia from the 'Peeps At Many Lands' series, written by L. Edna Walter and copiously illustrated throughout. Rebound in an attractive...

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1910 The Alps From End to End Sir William Conway W. Coolidge Illustrated
1910 The Alps From End to End Sir William Conway W. Coolidge Illustrated

Price: £34.00

An illustrated work looking at the Alps, written by Martin Conway and W. A. B. Coolidge. This work looks at the Alps, looking at the journey of the Alps across countries, discussing the different...

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1910 Through Savage Europe Illustrated Harry De Windt Balken Russia Murderers
1910 Through Savage Europe Illustrated Harry De Windt Balken Russia Murderers

Price: £23.99

A well illustrated narrative of a journey through the Balkan states and European Russia. Over sixty illustrated plates of photographs from varying countries. Illustrated frontispiece portrait of the author with a facsimile...

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1910 To Abyssinia Through an Unknown Land Captain Stigand Illus 1st Scarce
1910 To Abyssinia Through an Unknown Land Captain Stigand Illus 1st Scarce

Price: £350.00

Chauncey Stigand's account of his time in British East Africa with the King's African Rifles. ‘To Abyssinia Through an Unknown Land’ is Chauncey Hugh Stigand’s accounts of...

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1911 2vol Nebelheim Entdeckung Erforschung Nordlichen Lander Meere Nansen Maps
1911 2vol Nebelheim Entdeckung Erforschung Nordlichen Lander Meere Nansen Maps

Price: £250.00

The first and only edition of this history of the exploration of the Northern lands and seas by Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen. Complete in two volumes. In German Blackletter script. With a beautiful full-colour frontispiece...

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1911 Babes in the African Wood Ronald Gorell Barnes Illustrated Folding Map First Edition
1911 Babes in the African Wood Ronald Gorell Barnes Illustrated Folding Map First Edition

Price: £80.00

The first edition of Ronald Barnes' documentation of his time travelling and hunting in Africa. 'Babes in the African Wood' is about Ronald Barnes' hunting trip to Africa, during which he was...

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1911 Deutsches Land in Afrika Dr Hermann Thomsen Colonisation Germany in Africa 1st Ed Folding Maps
1911 Deutsches Land in Afrika Dr Hermann Thomsen Colonisation Germany in Africa 1st Ed Folding Maps

Price: £165.00

A beautifully illustrated account of German settlements and the journey to colonize parts of Africa. With illustrations by Ernst Vollbehr, a famous German travel writer, and painter who visited the German-African colonies....

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1911 London North of the Thames by Sir Walter Besant First Edition Illustrated
1911 London North of the Thames by Sir Walter Besant First Edition Illustrated

Price: £24.00

The first edition of this work on London by Sir Walter Besant.Profusely illustrated throughout, with many full page and vignette monochrome illustrations.Lacking the fold out map to the rear of the work.Sir Walter Besant was a novelist...

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1911 The Canary Islands Florence du Cane Illus Colour Plates Folding Map 1st
1911 The Canary Islands Florence du Cane Illus Colour Plates Folding Map 1st

Price: £35.00

The first edition of this beautifully illustrated work on the Canary Islands, written by Florence du Cane, illustrated in colour by Ella du Cane, illustrated with a folding map. The first edition...

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1911 The Grand Canyon of Arizona
1911 The Grand Canyon of Arizona

Price: £850.00

An exceptionally well preserved copy of this important work collecting nineteen photographs of the Grand Canyon, taken by the pioneering photographers Ellsworth and Emery Kolb, who had a studio set up on the edge of the...

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1911 The New New Guinea Beatrice Grimshaw Illustrated Travel Scarce
1911 The New New Guinea Beatrice Grimshaw Illustrated Travel Scarce

Price: £130.00

A interesting work of travel writing by Beatrice Grimshaw, from her time in New Guinea. This very scarce work is profusely illustrated throughout. Second edition of this scarce work. A work...

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1912 Brittany Mortimer Menpes Adam and Charles Black Travel Illustrated
1912 Brittany Mortimer Menpes Adam and Charles Black Travel Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A beautifully illustrated topographical guide to Brittany, in the smart original cloth binding. This work is one of a larger series produced by A and C Black, which saw many decoratively bound...

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1912 Brittany Mortimer Menpes Dorothy Menpes Illustrated Travel Sketch Tour
1912 Brittany Mortimer Menpes Dorothy Menpes Illustrated Travel Sketch Tour

Price: £40.00

An illustrated travel work by Mortimer and Dorothy Menpes.Menpes went on a sketching tour of Brittany in 1880 and this work contains several sketches from this journey.Illustrated throughout by Mortimer Menpes with the text written...

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1912 Diary of a Tour in South Africa Illustrations Photographs W Agate
1912 Diary of a Tour in South Africa Illustrations Photographs W Agate

Price: £175.00

A fascinating account of travels in South Africa, by W AgateWilliam Agate's 'Diary of A Tour in South Africa'. A insightful piece of travel writing by William Agate, documenting his tour of Africa. Leaving England in March 1909,...

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1912 Doreen Coasting Alys Lowth African Travel First Edition Illustrated
1912 Doreen Coasting Alys Lowth African Travel First Edition Illustrated

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this account of the travels of Doreen through Africa. Illustrated throughout with many monochrome photographs. Prize bookplate to front pastedown.

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1912 E S Stevens My Sudan Year Illustrated First Edition Travelogue Biography
1912 E S Stevens My Sudan Year Illustrated First Edition Travelogue Biography

Price: £170.00

A scarce travelogue by Ethel Stefana Stevens regarding her time in the Sudan during her career as an anthropologist. The first edition of this work. In the publisher's original binding. Profusely...

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1912 F D Walker The Call of the Dark Continent Second Edition Illustrated
1912 F D Walker The Call of the Dark Continent Second Edition Illustrated

Price: £95.00

A handsome second edition of F D Walker's The Call of the Dark Continent.With 24 plates.F D Walker describes his journey to Africa on a missionary progress.

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1912 Kashmir Beyond the Pir Panjal Missionary Work Ernest Neve Illustrated
1912 Kashmir Beyond the Pir Panjal Missionary Work Ernest Neve Illustrated

Price: £115.00

A first edition of this account of the time spent by missionary Ernest Neve in Kashmir. With numerous monochrome plates throughout, and a folding map. Including chapters on the people of Kashmir, the geography of the place,...

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1912 Mission Lessouto SOUTH AFRICA Boegner BASUTOLAND
1912 Mission Lessouto SOUTH AFRICA Boegner BASUTOLAND

Price: £156.00

A French work chronicling the history of the tribes of Basutoland, now Lesotho, from a missionary viewpoint. With a Preface by M. A. Boegner. With numerous in-text photograph illustrations, with a fold-out map to the rear. With...

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1912 Pearson's Cyclist's Traveller's Road Map New South Wales Folding Map Scarce
1912 Pearson's Cyclist's Traveller's Road Map New South Wales Folding Map Scarce

Price: £195.00

A very scarce linen-backed folding road map of New South Wales, Australia for 'Cyclists' and Travellers', by J. Pearson. Joseph Pearson was a draper, cyclist and map publisher who compiled...

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1912 Richard Bagot The Italian Lakes Colour Illustrated Ella du Cane Travel
1912 Richard Bagot The Italian Lakes Colour Illustrated Ella du Cane Travel

Price: £75.00

A charming copy of Richard Bagot's The Italian Lakes.With 68 colour plates.Although Richard Bagot was an English author who mainly wrote works of fiction, he had a strong Italian upbringing, was well-connected in Italy, and wrote...

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1912 The Brenner Pass by Constance Leigh Clare First Edition Illustrated
1912 The Brenner Pass by Constance Leigh Clare First Edition Illustrated

Price: £59.99

A first edition of this travel book by Constance Leigh Clare.With illustrations by J. F. Leigh Clare."The importance of the Brenner - as the lowest pass in the Eastern Alps and in consequence the natural link between the North and...

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1912 The Guardians of the Columbia Mount Hood, Mount Adams Mount St. Helens
1912 The Guardians of the Columbia Mount Hood, Mount Adams Mount St. Helens

Price: £140.00

An exceptionally well preserved copy of a delicate book. The first edition of this lovely illustrated guide to three stratovolcanoes on the Washington-Oregon border, Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and Mount St. Helens. Written...

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1912 Venice Mortimer Menpes Dorothy Menpes Travel History Culture Italy
1912 Venice Mortimer Menpes Dorothy Menpes Travel History Culture Italy

Price: £45.00

A beautifully illustrated travel and topographical guide to Venice. Retaining bright pages, and in the original decorative cloth binding. This work is one of a larger series produced by A and...

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1912-1935 2vols Highways and Byways in Somerset and Surrey by Various
1912-1935 2vols Highways and Byways in Somerset and Surrey by Various

Price: £35.00

A pair of volumes on the Highways & Byways of England.The set consists of: Highways & Byways in Somerset by Edward Hutton with illustrations by Nelly Erichsen, Highways & Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker with illustrations...

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1913 2vol Across Unknown South America Savage-Landor Illustrated Folding Map 1st
1913 2vol Across Unknown South America Savage-Landor Illustrated Folding Map 1st

Price: £150.00

Savage-Landor's complete 'Across Unknown South America', documenting his time travelling across South America, accompanied by his own illustrations. Arnold Henry Savage-Landor was an explorer...

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1913 A Camera Crusade by Dwight Elmendorf Illustrations Map First UK Edition
1913 A Camera Crusade by Dwight Elmendorf Illustrations Map First UK Edition

Price: £35.00

A fascinating travelogue, profusely illustrated with one hundred monochrome plates and a charming coloured frontispiece. The first UK edition. First published in the US the year before. A...

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1913 A People at School H Fielding Hall Ex Libris Marie Louise Maxwell Scott
1913 A People at School H Fielding Hall Ex Libris Marie Louise Maxwell Scott

Price: £38.00

A follow-up to Fielding Hall's The Soul of a People.Written about the successes, failures, progress and retrogression of the Burmese. The bookplate to the front pastedown indicates this book once belonged to Lady Marie Louise...

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1913 A Woman's Winter in Africa a 26,000 Mile Journey
1913 A Woman's Winter in Africa a 26,000 Mile Journey

Price: £125.00

A very pleasing copy of this scarce second edition of Charlotte Cameron's travel account of a winter spent in Africa, illustrated throughout. A scarce work. The second edition of this work....

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1913 Alaska An Empire in the Making John J Underwood Illustrated Scarce
1913 Alaska An Empire in the Making John J Underwood Illustrated Scarce

Price: £58.00

A fascinating look in the country of Alaska, it georgeaphy and landscape. Profusely illustrated with plates throughout. Exploring the harsh Alaska landscape, this work aims to encapsulate the...

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1913 BRAZIL in 1912 OAKENFULL History GEOGRAPHY 1st
1913 BRAZIL in 1912 OAKENFULL History GEOGRAPHY 1st

Price: £29.99

Full red cloth binding with black titles to spine.  First Edition. Detailed comprehensive guide to the Brazilian way of life, culture history and geography.  Illustrated with folding map, colour frontispiece and many...

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1913 Cook's Handbook Norway Denmark Iceland Arctic Islands Folding Maps Coloured Illustrated
1913 Cook's Handbook Norway Denmark Iceland Arctic Islands Folding Maps Coloured Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A detailed and authoritative travel guidebook on Norway and Denmark, from the Cooks travel guide books series. Published during the nineteenth and twentieth century, Cook's 'Travellers Handbooks'...

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1913 Eothen A W Kinglake Illustrated Frank Brangwyn Limited Edition
1913 Eothen A W Kinglake Illustrated Frank Brangwyn Limited Edition

Price: £700.00

A scarce limited edition copy of A. W. Kinglake's travel writing 'Eothen; or Traces of travel brought home from the East' Very scarce. A limited edition copy, number 14 of 100. Signed by the...

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1913 Italy Frank Fox Illustrated in Colour
1913 Italy Frank Fox Illustrated in Colour

Price: £39.99

A colourful exploration into the beautiful country of Italy. Featuring thirty-two coloured plates depicting various picturesque scenes and buildings. From the author of "England", "Ramparts of Empire" and "Peeps at the British...

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1913 M Hornsby The Queen Newspaper Book of Travel Resort Guide Illustrated
1913 M Hornsby The Queen Newspaper Book of Travel Resort Guide Illustrated

Price: £55.00

A charming copy of The "Queen" Newspaper Book of Travel, in its tenth year, compiled by M Hornsby.With 21 maps and 58 illustrations.From Aberdeen to York this publication reviews destinations and hotels from within Britain and...

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1913 My Life With the Eskimo Vilhjalmur Stefansson Illustrated First Arctic Maps
1913 My Life With the Eskimo Vilhjalmur Stefansson Illustrated First Arctic Maps

Price: £110.00

A first edition autobiography by Canadian Arctic explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Illustrated throughout with 50 plates and two folding maps. Stefansson was an Arctic explorer and ethnologist famous for his many achievements in Arctic...

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1913 Russia F De Haenen G Dobson First Edition Illustrated Travel Guide
1913 Russia F De Haenen G Dobson First Edition Illustrated Travel Guide

Price: £120.00

A first edition copy of this work of Russian topography, profusely illustrated throughout. First edition. Bound in the publisher's original pictorial cloth binding. A interesting work of...

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1913 The Spirit of Japan Rev. G. H. Moule First Edition Travel
1913 The Spirit of Japan Rev. G. H. Moule First Edition Travel

Price: £32.99

A first edition of The Spirit of Japan by the Rev. G. H. Moule, sometime missionary in Kyushu, Japan. In the 'Author's Preface' Moule speaks of the desire of his Japanese friends for him 'to give English Christians a better...

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1913 Wayfaring in France Barker Illustrated Folding Map Uncommon
1913 Wayfaring in France Barker Illustrated Folding Map Uncommon

Price: £48.00

A copiously illustrated edition of this fascinating work on 'Wayfaring in France' in the publisher's original red cloth binding. Featuring numerous black and white illustrations throughout,...

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1913 With Eastern Merchandise Powell First Edition Scarce Illustrated Colour
1913 With Eastern Merchandise Powell First Edition Scarce Illustrated Colour

Price: £65.00

A scarce first edition copy of Francis E. Powell's 'With Eastern Merchandise'. 'A landsman's log of life on board a cargo boat to Malaya, China, Japan etc.' details the adventures of Francis...

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1914 2vols A Pilgrimage in Surrey Illustrated James S Ogilvy Travel England
1914 2vols A Pilgrimage in Surrey Illustrated James S Ogilvy Travel England

Price: £75.00

Two volumes of A Pilgrimage in Surrey.A topographical and historical guide to many areas of Surrey. Has a chapter-by-chapter guide to many locations such as Egham, Richmond, Esher, Worplesdon and Guildford.With 47 plates to volume...

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1914 Among the Primitive Bakongo
1914 Among the Primitive Bakongo

Price: £130.00

The first edition of John H. Weeks' history and in-depth look at the Kongo people in Central Africa, illustrated throughout, including with a folding map. The first edition of this work. This...

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1914 Among the Primitive Bakongo
1914 Among the Primitive Bakongo

Price: £390.00

The first edition of this illustrated work looks at the Kongo people of Central Africa, written by John H. Weeks, illustrated profusely throughout, including with a folding map. The first edition...

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1914 Camille Maucair Florenz Mit Vierundachtzig Bildbeigaben Illustrated Florence Travel
1914 Camille Maucair Florenz Mit Vierundachtzig Bildbeigaben Illustrated Florence Travel

Price: £90.00

An illustrated travel guide for Florence, written in German. The first German edit Camille Mauclair was a French poet, novelist, biographer and travel writer. He is best known for his novel...

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1914 Home Life in China Isaac Taylor Headland Illustrated First Edition
1914 Home Life in China Isaac Taylor Headland Illustrated First Edition

Price: £150.00

An interesting look at the personal home life of people in China, fully illustrated throughout. 'Home Life in China' is an informative look into Chinese homes in the early twentieth century....

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1914 Modern MEXICO First Edition MacHugh Photographic Plates
1914 Modern MEXICO First Edition MacHugh Photographic Plates

Price: £19.99

A first edition of this study of Mexico during the early twentieth century. Containing a brief history of the country, along with geographical information, studies of the indigenous peoples and wildlife, the political and economic...

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1914 The Beautiful Rio De Janeiro Alured Gray Bell Illustrated Colour Plates
1914 The Beautiful Rio De Janeiro Alured Gray Bell Illustrated Colour Plates

Price: £60.00

A beautifully illustrated work on Rio de Janeiro. Scarce. Undated but this is the first and only edition. Profusley illustrated with 58 colour plates and three folding maps. A charming work...

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1914 Thinking Black by D Crawford Second Edition with Illustrations
1914 Thinking Black by D Crawford Second Edition with Illustrations

Price: £29.99

A copy of Thinking Black by D. Crawford.Second Edition (24th Thousand).With numerous illustrations.

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1914 Villars and its Environs G. Flemwell Illustrated Colour Plates 1st
1914 Villars and its Environs G. Flemwell Illustrated Colour Plates 1st

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this beautifully and colourfully illustrated look at Switzerland, written and illustrated by G. Flemwell. The first edition of this work. A beautiful look at areas in Switzerland,...

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1915 A Yorkshireman Abroad or Under the Southern Cross EJ Smith Signed
1915 A Yorkshireman Abroad or Under the Southern Cross EJ Smith Signed

Price: £140.00

A scarce second edition signed copy of this early twentieth century volume of travel writing. Profusely illustrated throughout with photographs taken by the author whilst on the trip. Second...

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1915 Colorado Rocky Mountain National (Estes) Park
1915 Colorado Rocky Mountain National (Estes) Park

Price: £155.00

A very scarce guide describing the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park is Colorado, America. Illustrated throughout, including with a folding map. A very scarce work. An interesting guide...

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1915 The Cruise of the Janet Nichol Mrs R. L. Stevenson First Edition
1915 The Cruise of the Janet Nichol Mrs R. L. Stevenson First Edition

Price: £35.00

The first UK edition of this fascinating travel work by Fanny Stevenson. Complete, with 24 full page monochrome plates and one full page map, demonstrating the route undertake by the 'Janet...

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1917 Around St Malo J Hardwicke Lewis Illustrated S C Musson English Edition
1917 Around St Malo J Hardwicke Lewis Illustrated S C Musson English Edition

Price: £50.00

An illustrated guide to St Malo. With a frontispiece, nineteen plates and a folding sketch map.Illustrations by J Hardwicke Lewis.First thus, the first English translation edition of this work under this title. The work was originally published...

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1917 Description of and Guide to Jasper Park
1917 Description of and Guide to Jasper Park

Price: £120.00

A scarce first edition of this illustrated guide to the Jasper National Park in Canada. The first edition of this work. A scarce work. Illustrated with a frontispiece, and ninety-three in-text...

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1918 Alsace-Lorraine George Wharton Edwards Illustrated France History First Ed
1918 Alsace-Lorraine George Wharton Edwards Illustrated France History First Ed

Price: £59.99

A handsome volume in which George Wharton Edwards outlines the delights of Alsace-Lorraine in both prose and illustration.  Edwards (March 1859 January 18, 1950) was an American impressionist painter and illustrator,...

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1918 Cities and Sea-Coasts and Islands Arthur Symons Frontispiece
1918 Cities and Sea-Coasts and Islands Arthur Symons Frontispiece

Price: £30.00

The first edition of Arthur Symons work looking at various small charming places in Europe, illustrated with a frontispiece. The first edition of this work. This work looks at various cities,...

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1918 The British Dominions Year Book Illus Colour Plates Folding Maps 1st Scarce
1918 The British Dominions Year Book Illus Colour Plates Folding Maps 1st Scarce

Price: £125.00

The first edition of this scarce yearbook of the British Empire in 1918 at the end of the First World War, illustrated throughout with folding maps. The first edition of this work. A scarce...

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1919 Christina Forsyth of Fingoland by W P Livingstone
1919 Christina Forsyth of Fingoland by W P Livingstone

Price: £26.99

A first edition of Christina Forsyth of Fingoland by W. P. Livingstone.Author of The White Queen of Okoyong and Mary Slessor of Calabar.With illustrations.

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1920 Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon Tenth Ed Illus
1920 Handbook for Travellers in India Burma and Ceylon Tenth Ed Illus

Price: £155.00

The tenth edition of this travel work on India. A profusely illustrated work with folding maps and plates. In the original cloth bindings. Collated, complete. With forty-six plates and numerous...

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1920 Letters Of Travel
1920 Letters Of Travel

Price: £40.00

A lovely first edition copy of Rudyard Kipling's 'Letters Of Travel (1892- 1913)'; bound in a full cloth binding with the author's distinctive gilt stamped emblem to the front board. Kipling...

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1920-25 2vol Story of Prague Story of Verona Ward Lutzow Illustrated
1920-25 2vol Story of Prague Story of Verona Ward Lutzow Illustrated

Price: £58.00

Two volumes looking at the interesting history of the cities Verona and Prague, illustrated throughout, including with folding maps and plates. In two volumes. 'Prague' is the third edition...

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1921 Adventures In Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil Illustrated Travel Africa
1921 Adventures In Swaziland Owen Rowe O'Neil Illustrated Travel Africa

Price: £65.00

A illustrated piece of travel writing by Owen Rowe O'Neil, 'Adventures In Swaziland'. 'Adventures in Swaziland', by Owen Rowe O'Neil. Swaziland is a landlocked state in Southern Africa. Booksellers...

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1921 Handbook of Yosemite National Park a Compendium of Articles
1921 Handbook of Yosemite National Park a Compendium of Articles

Price: £110.00

The first edition of the first comprehensive guide to the Yosemite National Park in California, edited by the Park Naturalist, Ansel Franklin Hall. Illustrated with plates and a folding map. ...

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1922 The Andaman Islanders A R Brown Illustrated First Edition Anthropology
1922 The Andaman Islanders A R Brown Illustrated First Edition Anthropology

Price: £220.00

An anthropological study exploring the life, culture and traditions on the people of the Andaman Islanders. A exploration of the The Andaman Islands are a archipelago between India and Myanmar,...

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1922 The Edge of the Jungle William Beebe First Edition First Impression Illustrated
1922 The Edge of the Jungle William Beebe First Edition First Impression Illustrated

Price: £65.00

A first edition copy of 'The Edge of the Jungle', by the notable naturalist, explorer, and author William Beebe. First edition, first impression, with no other impressions stated. Collated,...

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1922 The Soul of Central Africa John Roscoe Illustrated Folding Maps 1st
1922 The Soul of Central Africa John Roscoe Illustrated Folding Maps 1st

Price: £65.00

The first edition of this lavishly illustrated work on the people of Central Africa, written by the missionary John Roscoe. The first edition of this work. This work offers a general account...

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1922 The Story of Lion Hunt Arnold Wienholt Walter Seed First Edition Illus
1922 The Story of Lion Hunt Arnold Wienholt Walter Seed First Edition Illus

Price: £110.00

The first edition of this fascinating illustrated work detailing the hunting of lions. The first edition. Collated, all six drawings by Walter Seed are present. Lacking two pages of photographs...

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1922 The Worst Journey in The World
1922 The Worst Journey in The World

Price: £23,500.00

A unique example of this highly influential and very scarce work regarding Robert Falcon Scott's doomed quest for the South Pole, containing a signed letter from the author and member of the expedition, Apsley Cherry-Garrard....

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1923 Lands of the Thunderbolt Earl Ronaldshay Dundas Illus Folding Map 1st
1923 Lands of the Thunderbolt Earl Ronaldshay Dundas Illus Folding Map 1st

Price: £120.00

The first edition of Lawrence Dundas' work discussing Sikkim, Chumbi, and Bhutan, all area around the Himalayas. Illustrated throughout, including with a folding map. The first edition of this...

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1923 Neues Land by Otto Sverdrup Reisen und Abenteuer Illustrated Maps
1923 Neues Land by Otto Sverdrup Reisen und Abenteuer Illustrated Maps

Price: £19.99

An account of the travels of Otto Sverdrup. Otto Neumann Knoph Sverdrup (31 October 1854, in Bindal, Helgeland 26 November 1930) was a Norwegian sailor and Arctic explorer. Illustrated with many photographs and maps.

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1923 Report of the Canadian Arctic Experedition 1913-18 The Copper Eskimos Map
1923 Report of the Canadian Arctic Experedition 1913-18 The Copper Eskimos Map

Price: £45.00

A volume of the report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition. This volume focuses on the life, traditions and background of the 'Copper Eskimos' of the Canadian Arctic. Includes a second section on the physical characteristics of the 'Copper...

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1923 The Overland Trail From the Golden Gate to the Great Salt Lake
1923 The Overland Trail From the Golden Gate to the Great Salt Lake

Price: £90.00

A colourfully illustrated work showing the Southern Pacific Railroad track from San Francisco, through Nevada, to Salt Lake City. A beautiful collection of plates showing the journey along...

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1924 Anna Bowman Dodd In and Out of Three Normandy Inns
1924 Anna Bowman Dodd In and Out of Three Normandy Inns

Price: £49.99

A copy of American author Anna Bowman Dodd's In and Out of Three Normandy Inns.Preface by Dodd describing the changes that have occurred in Normandy since the time of publication.Anna Bowman Dodd (1855 1929) was a native of New York...

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1924 Arabs in Tent and Town Goodrich-Freer First UK Edition Scarce Illustrated
1924 Arabs in Tent and Town Goodrich-Freer First UK Edition Scarce Illustrated

Price: £170.00

A scarce first UK edition copy of this fascinating study of the social life and customs of the Arabs of Syria by Ada Goodrich Freer. Providing an account of the 'family life', customs, hospitality,...

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1924 In Quest of El Dorado Stephen Graham SIGNED South America Exploration
1924 In Quest of El Dorado Stephen Graham SIGNED South America Exploration

Price: £89.99

An account of Graham's recreation of the voyage of Christopher Columbus, with his trail of the Spanish Conquistadors' search for the mythical city of El Dorado. Stephen Graham (1884 - 15 March 1975) was a British journalist,...

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1924 Man and Mystery in Asia by Ferdinand Ossendowski Third Impression
1924 Man and Mystery in Asia by Ferdinand Ossendowski Third Impression

Price: £32.00

A travel book on Man and Mystery in Asia by Ferdinand Ossendowski.In collaboration with Lewis Stanton Palen.Third impression.With a frontispiece.

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1924 The Cambridge Modern History Atlas Sir. A. W. Ward et al Second Edition
1924 The Cambridge Modern History Atlas Sir. A. W. Ward et al Second Edition

Price: £120.00

A very scarce work of cartography presenting the history of Europe in the form a series of maps. Second edition. Very Scarce. A lavishly illustrated atlas of modern history, edited by Sir....

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1925 Fair Touraine Margaret Aulton Illustrated Folding Map Limited Ed Signed
1925 Fair Touraine Margaret Aulton Illustrated Folding Map Limited Ed Signed

Price: £215.00

A limited edition copy of Margaret Aulton's work on the sights of Touraine in France, illustrated throughout, signed to the plates. A limited edition work, limited to one-hundred copies for...

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1925 Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-18 Eskimo Songs Music
1925 Report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition 1913-18 Eskimo Songs Music

Price: £55.00

A volume of the report of the Canadian Arctic Expedition. Containing music and explanations of traditional Eskimo songs.The Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918 was an expedition by Vilhjalmur Stefansson on behalf of the Canadian...

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1925 Rome Painted By Alberto Pisa M A R Tuker Colour Plates
1925 Rome Painted By Alberto Pisa M A R Tuker Colour Plates

Price: £19.99

A beautifully illustrated copy of this study of Rome by M. A. R. Tuker and Hope Malleson With many coloured plates by Alberto Pisa. Including chapters on Roman Religion, The Roman Catacombs, and the Roman People.

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1925 Southern Italy The Blue Guides First Edition Muirhead Bertarelli Dustwrapper Folding Maps
1925 Southern Italy The Blue Guides First Edition Muirhead Bertarelli Dustwrapper Folding Maps

Price: £60.00

An uncommon first edition copy of this detailed and authoritative travel guidebook on Southern Italy, from the 'Blue Guides' series. Complete with scarce original dustwrapper. Published continuously...

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1925 Stalking Big Game With A Camera In Equatorial Africa Marius Maxwell Illustrated Plates
1925 Stalking Big Game With A Camera In Equatorial Africa Marius Maxwell Illustrated Plates

Price: £380.00

Marius Maxwell's 'Stalking Big Game With A Camera In Equatorial Africa' beautifully illustrated and very scarce with the dust wrapper with photographic plates throughout, including large folding plates. ...

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1925 The Colour of Rome Olave Muriel Potter Illustrated in Colour
1925 The Colour of Rome Olave Muriel Potter Illustrated in Colour

Price: £44.99

A beautifully illustrated exploration into the people, sights and history of Rome. New impression. With various coloured plates, by Yoshio Markino, an introduction by Douglas Sladen and an essay by the artist. With a prize...

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1925 The Life After Death in Oceania Malay Archipelago Rosalind Moss Folding Map Very Scarce 1st
1925 The Life After Death in Oceania Malay Archipelago Rosalind Moss Folding Map Very Scarce 1st

Price: £95.00

A very scarce first edition of this critical look at the beliefs of the afterlife in Oceania. A very scarce first edition of this work. This is an interesting work on the afterlife in Oceania,...

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1925 The Wonderland of Big Game by Major A Radclyffe Dugmore First Edition
1925 The Wonderland of Big Game by Major A Radclyffe Dugmore First Edition

Price: £69.99

A first edition of this travel book.By Major A. Radclyffe Dugmore, Author of Camera Adventures in the African Wilds, The Romance of the Beaver, The Romance of the Caribou, The Vast Sudan etc.With 8 monochrome reproductions of...

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1926 Along the Rivieras of France and Italy Gordon Home Colour Plates
1926 Along the Rivieras of France and Italy Gordon Home Colour Plates

Price: £69.99

A beautifully illustrated guide to the French and Italian rivieras. Illustrated throughout with numerous colour plates and vignettes. 

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1926 Chinese Central Asia C. P. Skrine Sir Francis Younghusband Illus Uncommon
1926 Chinese Central Asia C. P. Skrine Sir Francis Younghusband Illus Uncommon

Price: £300.00

A very handsome copy of this important early 20th century work on China, complete with colour plates and folding maps by the noted C. P. Skrine. First edition. Written by C. P. Skrine the...

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1926 Cook's Traveller's Handbook Algeria Tunisia Folding Maps Coloured Illustrated
1926 Cook's Traveller's Handbook Algeria Tunisia Folding Maps Coloured Illustrated

Price: £45.00

A detailed and authoritative travel guidebook on Algeria and Tunisia, from the Cooks travel guide books series. Published during the nineteenth and twentieth century, Cook's 'Travellers Handbooks'...

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1926 Isles of Greece Anthony Dell M Roger Dell Illustrated Very Scarce
1926 Isles of Greece Anthony Dell M Roger Dell Illustrated Very Scarce

Price: £45.00

A very scarce work of travel writing by Anthony Dell, profusely illustrated throughout by Anthony Dell and M. Roger Dell. Very scarce. A lovely example of this work of travel writing, exploring...

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1926 Rome Past and Present William Gaunt Colour Plates
1926 Rome Past and Present William Gaunt Colour Plates

Price: £29.99

A pictorial study of the development of Rome, from its origins to the turn of the twentieth century.  Illustrated with over one hundred plates. William Gaunt (19001980) was a British artist and art historian, best known for...

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1926 The Open Road A Little Book For Wayfarers E V Lucas Compilation Anthology
1926 The Open Road A Little Book For Wayfarers E V Lucas Compilation Anthology

Price: £30.00

An anthological collection of poems, sayings and prose.This selection are intended to be a companion to the traveller, to give one a variety of matters to read whilst on a journey.The preface states 'This little book aims at nothing...

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1926 The Prince of Wales' African Book A Pictorial Record Africa South America Illustrated
1926 The Prince of Wales' African Book A Pictorial Record Africa South America Illustrated

Price: £30.00

A record of Prince Edward's time travelling to Africa and South America, accompanied by illustrations. 'The Prince of Wales' African Book' documents Prince Edward's travels to Africa and America...

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1926 The World Encompassed Analogous Contemporary Documents Sir Francis Drake
1926 The World Encompassed Analogous Contemporary Documents Sir Francis Drake

Price: £130.00

A limited edition copy of Temple's book regarding Drake's circumnavigation.With a vignette title page and a further nine illustrations.Number 351 of 975 copies printed on 'Japon vellum' by Walter Lewis. It is the first title published...

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1926-34 5vol Camille Mauclair J F Bouchor European Cities Versailles Venice
1926-34 5vol Camille Mauclair J F Bouchor European Cities Versailles Venice

Price: £350.00

A uniformly-bound collection of these French histories of European cities by Camille Mauclair and J. F. Boucher.Including:Assise (1927)Venise (1934)Rome (1932)Naples (1928)Versailles (1926)Illustrated throughout with 150 tipped-in...

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1927 Chronicles of An African Trip George Eastman Illustrated Letters Travel Africa
1927 Chronicles of An African Trip George Eastman Illustrated Letters Travel Africa

Price: £130.00

A chronicle of the adventures of George Eastman and friends, in the form of letters written to Miss Whitney. Profusely illustrated with photographs throughout. Printed privately for the author,...

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1927 Dr Charles Burney's Continental Travel 1770-72 Bernard Herrmann Frontis 1st
1927 Dr Charles Burney's Continental Travel 1770-72 Bernard Herrmann Frontis 1st

Price: £48.00

The first edition of this travels of Charles Burney across Europe, his journals here complied by Cedric Howard Glover. The first edition of this work. A look at the travels of Charles Burney's...

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1927 London Rebuilt 1897-1927 Harold Clunn Changes 1st Edition Photos
1927 London Rebuilt 1897-1927 Harold Clunn Changes 1st Edition Photos

Price: £110.00

An interesting volume that charts the history of London from 1897-1927. First Edition.It includes sections on some notable buildings and streets such as Adelaide House, Aldwych and Oxford Street.With 75 photographic plates.

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1927 New Guide To Rome and Its Environs A. D. Tani Illustrated Folding Maps
1927 New Guide To Rome and Its Environs A. D. Tani Illustrated Folding Maps

Price: £24.00

A leather bound copy of this work by A. D. Tani, profusely illustrated throughout this work offers a guide to the city of Rome. Fourth edition, revised. Dating from the early 20th century...

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1927 Paris and its Environs Blue Guides Second Edition Muirhead Monmarche Folding Maps
1927 Paris and its Environs Blue Guides Second Edition Muirhead Monmarche Folding Maps

Price: £24.00

Published continuously since 1918, the 'Blue Guides' were an influential and incredibly popular guidebook series, that focused on history, art, architecture, and archaeology of the chosen area, with additional information...

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1927 The Stones of Italy C.T.G.Formilli Illustrated First Edition
1927 The Stones of Italy C.T.G.Formilli Illustrated First Edition

Price: £69.99

A colourful exploration into the architecture of Italy, painted and described by Formilli during his travels around Italy. First edition. Featuring a black and white sketch map of Italy preceding Chapter One...

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1927 The Student Magellan Story of Ryndam First Annual College Cruise Around the World
1927 The Student Magellan Story of Ryndam First Annual College Cruise Around the World

Price: £300.00

A very scarce magazine produced by students of New York University's 'Floating University' regarding the first University World Cruise, the places they visited and the experiences held. This...

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1927 Things Japanese Basil Hall Chamberlain Signed Folding Map Bayntun Sotheran Binding
1927 Things Japanese Basil Hall Chamberlain Signed Folding Map Bayntun Sotheran Binding

Price: £950.00

A beautifully bound copy of this fascinating Japanese travel work, signed by the author and with an excellent folding map to the rear of the work. With binder's stamp of Henry Sotheran to recto...

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1928 A Persian Caravan
1928 A Persian Caravan

Price: £90.00

A very scarce first edition copy of Arthur Cecil Edwards collection of short stories; inspired by his encounters in Persia as a renowned dealer in, and authority on Persian carpets. The nephew...

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1928 Limited Edition Prins Wilhelm Amerika Fran Estraden Swedish Travel Book
1928 Limited Edition Prins Wilhelm Amerika Fran Estraden Swedish Travel Book

Price: £55.00

A scarce limited edition of this book by Prince Wilhelm, Duke of Sodermanland.The author of several books, this one concerns the Duke's travels in America, particularly New York, Boston and California. With several photographic plates,...

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1928 Oxford in 1710 From the Travels of Zacharias Conrad Von Uffenbach
1928 Oxford in 1710 From the Travels of Zacharias Conrad Von Uffenbach

Price: £99.99

A lovely edition of German book collector Uffenbach's Oxford in 1710.Zacharias Conrad von Uffenbach (16831734) was a German scholar, bibliophile, book-collector, traveller, palaeographer, and consul in Frankfurt am Main...

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1928 Six Early Printed Maps Exhibited At The British Museum Illus Cartography
1928 Six Early Printed Maps Exhibited At The British Museum Illus Cartography

Price: £135.00

A scarce work of cartography take from the archives held in the British Museum, in England's capital. This particular work features 6 reproductions of maps, each exhibited at the British Museum...

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1928 Slaves of the Sun First Edition Illustrated Ossendowski Stevens Travel
1928 Slaves of the Sun First Edition Illustrated Ossendowski Stevens Travel

Price: £29.99

A first edition account of the travels through French West and Central Africa. Over forty illustrations and maps of Africa and the local people.Translated from the original Polish by H. C. Stevens.Ossendowski explains life...

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1928 The Light Side of Egypt
1928 The Light Side of Egypt

Price: £120.00

A delightful work of travel writing by Lance Thackeray in which he depicts and described the African country of Egypt. The first edition of this work was published in 1908, and then reissued...

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1928 Tigers Gold and Witch-Doctors Bassett Digby Illustrated First Edition
1928 Tigers Gold and Witch-Doctors Bassett Digby Illustrated First Edition

Price: £64.99

The first edition of this travel work on Siberia from Bassett Digby.Illustrated throughout with photographic plates.

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1929 Guide Book to the Soviet Union Compiled by A Rado Society Cultural Relation
1929 Guide Book to the Soviet Union Compiled by A Rado Society Cultural Relation

Price: £240.00

A pocket-sized guidebook to the Soviet Union.The USSR existed from 1922 to 1991 and this publication was issued seven years into its existence. The verso of half-title page notes this work as the first edition. There were other language...

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1929 In The Cevennes Without A Donkey Robert T. Skinner Presentation Copy
1929 In The Cevennes Without A Donkey Robert T. Skinner Presentation Copy

Price: £115.00

A presentation copy of this scarce travel work, profusely illustrated throughout with many charming monochrome photographs and maps. The first edition of the work. A presentation copy, signed...

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1929 Jungle Gods by Carl von Hoffman Author's Presentation Copy Illustrated
1929 Jungle Gods by Carl von Hoffman Author's Presentation Copy Illustrated

Price: £69.99

A study of the native religions of Africa from the early twentieth century. First edition. Inscribed by the author to the half title, and signed again on the title page. With numerous photographs taken by the author,...

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1929 Ocean et Bresil Abel Bonnard French Travel Signed
1929 Ocean et Bresil Abel Bonnard French Travel Signed

Price: £120.00

A travel journal of the voyage from Marseille to Brazil. With a map to the frontispiece, and original paper wraps bound in.Signed by the author to William Tyrell to the half-title. Ex libris William Tyrell. Tyrrell served in the...

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1929 Southern Germany Handbook for Travellers Karl Baedeker Colour Folding Maps Illustrated
1929 Southern Germany Handbook for Travellers Karl Baedeker  Colour Folding Maps Illustrated

Price: £34.00

A detailed and authoritative guidebook on Southern Germany written and published by the notable German publisher Karl Baedeker, whose travel works set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists in the nineteenth...

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1929 There and Back being Notes of a Short South African Tour James Owen Scarce
1929 There and Back being Notes of a Short South African Tour James Owen Scarce

Price: £49.99

A scarce work of travel, being a collection of the author's notes on a short South African tour. Reprinted in this singular paperback copy, originally published in the Express & Echo. Printed in a double column format,...

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1929 Things Seen in the Channel Islands Clive Holland Illustrated
1929 Things Seen in the Channel Islands Clive Holland Illustrated

Price: £29.99

A description of these charming Channel Islands, from their delightful scenery to its people and history. Illustrated with various maps and photographic plates, by Clive Holland. From the author of "Things Seen in Japan", "Things...

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1929 Trails Of The Hunted James L Clark Photographic Illustrated FIRST Edition
1929 Trails Of The Hunted James L Clark Photographic Illustrated FIRST Edition

Price: £69.99

A first edition of Clark's study of African, Asian and North American animals, illustrated with photographic plates. First Edition. Featuring a photographic frontispiece. 'With forty-seven plates'. James L. Clark (18831969),...

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1930 South and East African Year Book and Guide Brown Colour Atlas Map
1930 South and East African Year Book and Guide Brown Colour Atlas Map

Price: £40.00

The 1930 thirty-sixth edition of this detailed and authoritative guidebook on South and East Africa, providing a fascinating study of life in these regions in the early twentieth century. With...

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1930 The Long Trek around the World with Camera and Rifle Richard Sutton 1st Ed
1930 The Long Trek around the World with Camera and Rifle Richard Sutton 1st Ed

Price: £69.99

A rare piece of travel writing, exploring people and places within Africa. First UK edition. Featuring numerous photographic plates, made by the author, and maps, throughout including coloured plates to endpapers. Written by fellow...

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1931 In The World's Attic by Henrietta Merrick Travel Himalayas First Edition
1931 In The World's Attic by Henrietta Merrick Travel Himalayas First Edition

Price: £34.99

A decorative account of a woman's travels through the Himalayas. Chapters include 'The Call of the Unknown', 'Into Lamaland' and 'A Vision of Past Glory'. Featuring 66 illustrations, including four colour prints by Mrs A. E. Berry,...

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1932 A Frontier Lady by Sarah Eleanor Royce edited by Ralph Henry Gabriel
1932 A Frontier Lady by Sarah Eleanor Royce edited by Ralph Henry Gabriel

Price: £59.99

An American edition of this travel title by Sarah Eleanor Royce.Edited by Ralph Henry Gabriel.With a Foreword by Katharine Royce."Many years ago Professor Josiah Royce...asked his mother to thread together as a continuous narrative...

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1932 Bronislaw Malinowski The Sexual Life of Savages Illustrated With Foreword
1932 Bronislaw Malinowski The Sexual Life of Savages Illustrated With Foreword

Price: £90.00

The second of Malinoswki's important triology on the study of the Trobrianders, illustrated with photographic plates.Malinowski is one of the most significant  20th century anthropologists. After the outbreak of World...

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1932 Captain Scott Stephen Gwynn Biography Royal Navy Antarctic Polar
1932 Captain Scott Stephen Gwynn Biography Royal Navy Antarctic Polar

Price: £95.00

A biographical work on Royal Navy officer and explorer, Robert Falcon Scott. Illustrated with maps and photographs. With original price-clipped dustwrapper. This is the 'Crown 8vo Edition'...

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1932 Eothen Alexander William Kinglake Quiller-Couch Leather
1932 Eothen Alexander William Kinglake Quiller-Couch Leather

Price: £75.00

A lovely leather bound copy of Alexander William Kinglake's first work on Eastern travel. This very popular work was first published anonymously, but later credited to the notable English travel...

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1932 Fridtjof Nansen Biography by Fritz Wartenweiler Photographs German
1932 Fridtjof Nansen Biography by Fritz Wartenweiler Photographs German

Price: £19.99

A biography of Norwegian explorer Fridtjof Nansen by Swiss writer Fritz Wartenweiler. Illustrated with many monochrome photographs.

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1933 Ice A Tale of Effort Lennox Kerr William Kermode Illus
1933 Ice A Tale of Effort Lennox Kerr William Kermode Illus

Price: £275.00

A fictional tale of Captain Forester, following him as he is stuck in the Arctic Ocean. Lennox Kerr joined the Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve during World War One, though he was only sixteen....

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1933 The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins Limited Ed Williamson Maps
1933 The Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins Limited Ed Williamson Maps

Price: £110.00

A fascinating limited edition copy of James A. Williamson's 'Observations of Sir Richard Hawkins'; in a handsome quarter vellum binding. Richard Hawkins was a renowned seventeenth century English...

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1934 Le Visage de L'Italie Gabriel Favre Photographs of Italy Scarce
1934  Le Visage de L'Italie Gabriel Favre Photographs of Italy Scarce

Price: £29.99

A scarce collection of monochrome photographs of Italian towns and cities. In French. With an introduction by Benito Mussolini.

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1934 Central Highlands Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide First Edition Scarce Dustwrapper Illustrat
1934 Central Highlands Scottish Mountaineering Club Guide First Edition Scarce Dustwrapper Illustrat

Price: £48.00

A first edition of the Scottish Mountaineering Club's Guide to 'the Central Highlands', complete with scarce original dustwrapper. An informative guide to mountaineering in the Central Highlands...

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1934 London In 1710 From Travels of Zacharias Conrad Von Uffenbach Travels
1934 London In 1710 From Travels of Zacharias Conrad Von Uffenbach Travels

Price: £80.00

A fascinating volume on the travels of Zacharias Conrad Van Uffenbach.Van Uffenbach (1683 - 1734) was a German scholar, traveller and book collector who possessed twelve thousand books by 1711.This book is a critical and interesting...

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1934 Pilgrimage to Mecca Lady Evelyn Cobbold First Edition Uncommon Illustrated
1934 Pilgrimage to Mecca Lady Evelyn Cobbold First Edition Uncommon Illustrated

Price: £635.00

A uncommon first edition of this travel work by Lady Evelyn Cobbold, charting her Hajj pilgrimage of 1933. First edition. A work of travel writing by the Scottish noblewoman, Lady Evelyn...

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1935 Discovery Richard Byrd Claude Swanson Illus 1st
1935 Discovery Richard Byrd Claude Swanson Illus 1st

Price: £75.00

Byrd's deeply personal and informative account of his second Antarctic expedition. This book is the first edition, in the original, unclipped dustwrapper. Richard Byrd was a pioneering aviator...

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1935 From Track to Highway British Roads Gibbard Jackson First Edition
1935 From Track to Highway British Roads Gibbard Jackson First Edition

Price: £39.99

A first edition of this examination of the roads and highways of Great Britain. Including monochrome illustrations throughout. With chapters on Roman roads, tolls, and the development of coaches for roads.

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1935 Jamaica Johnny Berta Hader Elmer Hader Illustrated First Edition
1935 Jamaica Johnny Berta Hader Elmer Hader Illustrated First Edition

Price: £34.00

The first edition of this charmingly illustrated picture book by Berta and Elmer Hader about 'Jamaica Johnny'. This is the first edition of this book. 'Jamaica Johnny' was written by the couple...

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1935 Lazio Non Compresa Roma Illustrated Maps Italian Dustwrapper Travel Scarce
1935 Lazio Non Compresa Roma Illustrated Maps Italian Dustwrapper Travel Scarce

Price: £70.00

A scarce travel guide, held in a very scarce dustwrapper. A profusely illustrated travel guide to this central region of Italy. In the publisher's original cloth binding. A delightful copy...

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1935 SENOR BURKY William BURKE Travel 1st
1935 SENOR BURKY William BURKE Travel 1st

Price: £21.99

Publisher's orange cloth binding with black titles to spine. Illustrated with portrait frontispiece of the author. This is a charming account of the author's adventures in South America and the West Indies.

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1935 Supplement No 4 Relating to the Antarctic Pilot Exploration W L S Fleming
1935 Supplement No 4 Relating to the Antarctic Pilot Exploration W L S Fleming

Price: £55.00

A very scarce work being the supplement published by the Hydrographic Department, Admiralty By His Majesty's Stationary Office. Corrected from the first edition, published in 1935. In the...

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1935 The Indian Year Book Sir Stanley Reed Francis Low Illustrated 1st Scarce
1935 The Indian Year Book Sir Stanley Reed Francis Low Illustrated 1st Scarce

Price: £115.00

This is a scarce first edition of 'The Indian Year Book 1934-1935', an annual look at the social, political, and business changes in India throughout the year. 'The Indian Year Book' is a comprehensive...

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1935 The Voyage of the Chelyuskin by Members of the Expedition Alec Brown 1st Ed
1935 The Voyage of the Chelyuskin by Members of the Expedition Alec Brown 1st Ed

Price: £44.99

A fascinating recollection of experiences from a group of Russian scientists and explorers, who navigated the north west passage, in 1933 in a cargo boat. First American edition. Featuring numerous photographic plates and maps. "The...

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1935 Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon
1935 Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon

Price: £40.00

A beautifully and colourfully illustrated guide to three of West America's popular National Parks, including useful information on travel and accommodation to the sites. This work is a guide...

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1936 First Edition A Frenchman in Japan Maurice Dekobra Photographic Plates
1936 First Edition A Frenchman in Japan Maurice Dekobra Photographic Plates

Price: £99.99

An account of Maurice Dekobra's time in Japan. Translated by Metcalfe Wood. Maurice Dekobra (1885, Paris - 1973) was a French writer. His real name was Maurice Tessier. Seen as a subversive writer in the 1920s and 1930s, he became...

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1936 High Failure Solo Along the Arctic Air Route John Grierson Illus 1st
1936 High Failure Solo Along the Arctic Air Route John Grierson Illus 1st

Price: £220.00

A thrilling account of John Grierson's problematic long-distance flight from Britain to Canada. Rare in the dustwrapper. The first edition, in the original price-clipped dustwrapper. John Grierson...

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1936 Iceland A Handbook Edited by Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson Illustrated Folding Map
1936 Iceland A Handbook Edited by Thorsteinn Thorsteinsson Illustrated Folding Map

Price: £60.00

A fascinating travel guide to Iceland with a large fold out map of the country to the rear of the work. With a fold out map of Iceland designed by Samuel Eggertsson. With three full page monochrome...

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1936-37 2Vol Norge Vart Land Werner Werenskiold Illustrated Norway First Edition
1936-37 2Vol Norge Vart Land Werner Werenskiold Illustrated Norway First Edition

Price: £75.00

The first edition of this work of cultural history and geography of Norway.Profusely illustrated throughout including two full colour frontispieces. Complete in two volumes.Werner Werenskiold was a Norwegian geologist and geographer...

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1937 Iceland A Land of Contrasts Hjalmar Lindroth First English Lang Edition
1937 Iceland A Land of Contrasts Hjalmar Lindroth First English Lang Edition

Price: £98.00

The first English translation edition of Lindroth's travel work.Illustrated, seventeen photographic illustrations on eight plates.Receipt addressed to prior owner C J Proudman loosely inserted. The receipt is from Henry Southeran...

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1938 Forty Thousand Against the Arctic Russia's Polar Empire H P Smolka Ill
1938 Forty Thousand Against the Arctic Russia's Polar Empire H P Smolka Ill

Price: £16.99

A work on exploration of the far north of Russia from Harry Peter Smolka. With fifty-three illustrations by the author and two folding maps. Revised edition.

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1938 L C Bernacchi Saga of the Discovery Illustrated First Edition
1938 L C Bernacchi Saga of the Discovery Illustrated First Edition

Price: £60.00

A first edition of L C Bernacchi's Saga of the "Discovery".With 56 plates and 4 maps. An Austrian-British astronomer and physicist, L C Bernacchi was a polar explorer during the 'Golden Age of Antarctic exploration'.

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1938 Mediterranee Orientale Egypte Chardon Les Guides Bleus Colour Folding Maps Illustrated
1938 Mediterranee Orientale Egypte Chardon Les Guides Bleus Colour Folding Maps Illustrated

Price: £25.00

A detailed and authoritative travel guidebook from the 'Guide Bleu' series, written for the passengers on cruise ships travelling in the Eastern Mediterranean. The 'Guide Bleu' is a series...

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1938 The Cradle of the North Wind Godfrey Illus
1938 The Cradle of the North Wind Godfrey Illus

Price: £65.00

Arthur Godfrey's humorous book on his experience on an expedition to the Arctic, filled with anecdotes of isolation in the North. Arthur Godfrey was one of the men who went on the 1935 - 1936...

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1939 First Edition Tracks in the Snow Davis Haig-Thomas Scarce Illustrated Dustwrapper
1939 First Edition Tracks in the Snow Davis Haig-Thomas Scarce Illustrated Dustwrapper

Price: £275.00

A scarce copy of 'Tracks in the Snow' by Davis Haig-Thomas particularly rare with the dustwrapper First Edition. A scarce copy of this work of polar exploration. David Haig-Thomas was a...

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1939 Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition Cyriax 1st
1939 Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition Cyriax 1st

Price: £2,400.00

An important work on the disappearance of Sir John Franklin on his final Arctic Expedition. Very scarce in the dust wrapper and especially in such

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1941 Across Iceland Land of Frost and Fire Olive Murray Chapman Dustwrapper
1941 Across Iceland Land of Frost and Fire Olive Murray Chapman Dustwrapper

Price: £125.00

A fascinating travel text about Iceland.This is the new 'cheap edition' of this text, printed eleven years after the first edition.Illustrated, with thirteen photographs over twelve plates.Written by Olive Murray Chapman,...

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1942-1953 2 vol Spain The Alps Sacheverell Sitwell R. L. G. Irving Illustrated
1942-1953 2 vol Spain The Alps Sacheverell Sitwell R. L. G. Irving Illustrated

Price: £95.00

These are a lovely set of informative and well illustrated anthropological studies of the two regions.  Both books have coloured frontispiece plates and over a hundred black and white photographs of local villages and ceremonies....

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1944 Philips' International Atlas George Philip Illustrated Coloured Maps
1944 Philips' International Atlas George Philip Illustrated Coloured Maps

Price: £120.00

A beautifully coloured illustrated atlas of the world, produced by the cartographer George Philip. A complete atlas of the world, beautifully illustrated with coloured plates. With one-hundred...

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