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Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 & 1797 With a Memoir of the Author

By: Baily, Francis (1774-1844) ; Herschel, Sir John

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, Baily Brothers: 1856

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5876

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xii + 439 pp. Title page with presentation inscription from the author's sister: "From Miss Baily, Tavistock Place." Original blind stamped ochre cloth and green endpapers, with the binder's sticker "Westley's, London". Boards have minor wear, spine gilt is faded but still legible, spine head and tail are rubbed and a bit worn. Interior hinges cracked, foxing throughout but particularly at the end and the beginning of the book, sewing showing. A bit shake... View more info

Lettres De Georges Bizet. Impressions De Rome (1857-1860), La Commune (1871)

By: Bizet, Georges. Preface De Louis Ganderax

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Calmann-Levy:

Seller ID: 002451

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


liii + 325 pp + table. No date, circa 1900. The letters of composer Bizet, in French. 1/2 leather. Handsome leather spine with 4 raised bands, gilt decorations, leather bit dry and faded. Marbled boards with some rubbing at edges. Interior marbled end papers are clean, paper is a little browned, occasional foxing, but otherwise unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Image for Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. Vol. II In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views, Drawn from Nature by I

Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. Vol. II In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views, Drawn from Nature by I

By: Carne, John

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London & Paris, Fisher, Son & Co.:

Seller ID: 7673

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


76 pp + many engraved plates, each with a tissue guard. no date but circa 1830. 3/4 leather, spine with 5 raised bands with floriated gilt in the compartments, red cloth boards. Boards a bit rubbed and scuffed, some wear on the boards but in general acceptable and handsome. Interior brightly marbled end papers, some foxing at the first and last few pages, an early plate of a Turkish house has slightly heavier foxing, otherwise clean and nice. Vol. II only. ; 4to 11&#... View more info

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Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. Vol. III In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views, Drawn from Nature by I

By: Carne, John

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London & Paris, Fisher, Son & Co.:

Seller ID: 7674

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


100 pp, [iv] + many engraved plates, each with a tissue guard. no date but circa 1830. General index to all 3 volumes. Two maps at the front, one of Syria, one of Asia Minor. 3/4 leather, spine with 5 raised bands with floriated gilt in the compartments, red cloth boards. Boards a bit rubbed and scuffed, some wear on the boards but in general acceptable and handsome. Interior brightly marbled end papers, some foxing at the first and last few pages, From page 30-37 there... View more info

Image for Incidents of travel and adventure in the far West : with Col. Fremont's last expedition across the Rocky Mountains : including three months' residence in Utah, and a perilous trip across the great American desert to the Pacific With frontis, dedication and 2 plates

Incidents of travel and adventure in the far West : with Col. Fremont's last expedition across the Rocky Mountains : including three months' residence in Utah, and a perilous trip across the great American desert to the Pacific With frontis, dedication and 2 plates

By: Carvalho, S.N. (Solomon Nunes) (1815-1897)

Price: $675.00

Publisher: New York, Cincinnati, Derby & Jackson; H.W. Derby & Co.: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8662

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


xvi, 17-250, 130, [iv]. First American edition, first issue with frontispiece and 2 plates. Publisher's ads at rear, dedication page to Mrs. Fremont is present. In Good condition. Brown blind-stamped cloth with some rubbing at corners and edges, elaborately gilt spine, top and bottom of spine a bit rubbed. Yellow end papers with owner inscript in two places (Merrill O. Luce of Middlesex, VT, a Civil War veteran), some moderate foxing throughout, frontis and 2 plates are... View more info

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Views Warminster and Neighbourhood

By: Coates, A. H. (Alfred Herbert)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Warminster, The Library: 1896

Seller ID: 5786

Condition: Fair


Unpaginated, 16 photographic leaves showing views of Warminster. No date but one source shows 1896 -- street images show only horse and carriage, no automobiles. Ribbed dark brown cloth horizontal octavo with blind ruling, gilt to front cover. Spine is perished and repaired with black library tape, some small faint marks to the front cover. Interior floral endpapers of the period with wear at the gutter, webbing showing, crude tape repair at back gutter, plates are clean... View more info

The Isles of the Princes; or The Pleasures of Prinkipo

By: Cox, Samuel S.

Price: $349.00

Publisher: New York & London, G.P. Putnam & Son: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002123

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


ix + 381 pp + ads. Frontis + 27 plates. First edition of this extremely scarce book, which recounts the authors sojourn in Prinkipo, a former Greek island then under Ottoman rule (now part of Turkey). Author is very chatty, talks at length about the Greek church and its "curious" but "heroic" customs, (including a description of a mnemosimo which is still practiced the same way today), but also describes such details as the different languages his bar... View more info

A Voyage to New Holland, &c. In the Year, 1699 Vol. III BOUND WITH A Continuation of a Voyage to New-Holland, &c. In the Year 1699

By: Dampier, Captain William (1652-1715)

Price: $5,000.00

Publisher: London, James Knapton & W. Botham for James Knapton: 1703,1709

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 9476

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


[map] [xxiv], 162, [xiv], blank, AND [ map], [xvi], 198, [viii] pp. First book is complete with folding map, and 18 plates and ad pages; second book has folding map and 16 of 17 plates (missing Table XII) and missing the last blank. The plates marked "Table" are in colour. Full contemporary refurbished leather boards, spine renewed with 5 raised bands, gilt anchors in the compartments, gilt title and dates. Interior end papers renewed, first title page repair... View more info

Image for Lord Selkirk's Diary 1803-1804 A Journal of His Travels in British North America and the Northeastern United States  Champlain Society XXXV

Lord Selkirk's Diary 1803-1804 A Journal of His Travels in British North America and the Northeastern United States Champlain Society XXXV

By: Douglas, Thomas; White, Patrick C.T., Editor

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Toronto, The Champlain Society: 1958

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 7686

Condition: Very Good


xxxii, fold plate, 359 (xvi) pp. Index. Frontis plate, 3 maps (2 folding). Limited edition of 500, this is no. 85. Red cloth covers with gilt to spine are clean with just a hint of shelf wear, top edge gilt, fore-edges rough cut. Interior clean and fresh, one page turned down corner, otherwise very good. Includes travels to Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Quebec and Ontario (Upper and Lower Canada), Nova Scotia and the Maritimes. ; The Champlain Society; 8vo 8"... View more info

Impresiones De Viage. La Villa Palmieri

By: Dumas, Alejandro

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Paris, Libreria De Rosa y Bouret: 1866

Seller ID: 003061

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


360 pp, con indice. En Espanol. Brown ribbed Victorian cloth with blind stamped decoration is chipped and worn at the edges. Spine gilt is bright, spine tips are chipped. Interior has owner's name of Lawrence Waters Jenkins, who was head of the Peabody Museum, yellow end papers have a small scar, half title has "1st Italian edition" written in pencil (obviously, this is a Spanish edition, not the Italian). Title page has some foxing as do the last few pages... View more info

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Sir John Franklin's journals and correspondence The second Arctic land expedition, 1825-1827

By: Franklin, John; Davis, Richard C., Editor

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, Champlain Society: 1998

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 7684

ISBN: 0969342594

Condition: Very Good


lxxxi, 421, (xxii) pp Plate of Franklin across from half title, 3 maps (2 folding) and 8 other illustrations. Limited edition of 1250 this copy not numbered. Red cloth covers with blind stamped Champlain Society logo on front cover, gilt to spine, top edge gilt. Clean and bright, just a hint of shelf wear at bottom edge, top has a very slight bow, otherwise fresh and nice. Lovely copy. ; The Publications of the Champlain Society LXI; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 421 page... View more info

Sir John Franklin's journals and correspondence The First Arctic land expedition, 1819-1822

By: Franklin, John; Davis, Richard C., Editor

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Toronto, Champlain Society: 1995

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 7687

ISBN: 0969342543

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


cix, 463,(xxiii). Index. Plate of Franklin at half title, plus 5 other illustrations and 3 maps. Ltd edition of 1250, this one not numbered. Red cloth with brilliant gilt to spine, clean and bright. Top edge gilt. Interior clean, bright and tight. Lovely copy. ; The Publications of the Champlain Society LIX; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 463 pages View more info

Image for Travels in Africa : performed by Silvester Meinrad Xavier Golberry in the western parts of that vast continent : containing various important discoveries : with a particular account of the situation, extent, towns, rivers, lakes, mines, minerals, fisherie 2 Volumes

Travels in Africa : performed by Silvester Meinrad Xavier Golberry in the western parts of that vast continent : containing various important discoveries : with a particular account of the situation, extent, towns, rivers, lakes, mines, minerals, fisherie 2 Volumes

By: Golbery, Silvester meinrad Xavier; Mudford, W., trans

Price: $500.00

Publisher: London, Jones and Bumford,: 1808

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 7489

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


This is an extremely scarce set of Golbery’s extensive account of his travels in Africa inThe set is in fair antiquarian condition. It is a married set, with Vol. I slightly smaller than Vol. II, but the title pages and pagination are as they should be. Volume I has a folding plan of the Island of Goree at the frontis as well as a folding chart of the Senegal River. Vol. II has a frontis plate of an elephant, two plates of indigenous Africans (including one indicati... View more info

Image for Too Late to Turn Back : Barbara and Graham Greene in Liberia

Too Late to Turn Back : Barbara and Graham Greene in Liberia

By: Greene, Barbara

Price: $70.00

Publisher: London, Settle Bendall: 1981

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 004531

ISBN: 090707006x

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


xxxv + 205 pp. Illustrated with photographs and a map. Introduction by Paul Theroux. Brown paper cover with photo of Graham Greene and his cousin Barbara on a ship. Dj has just a bit of wrinkling at top edge of spine and front joint, very small signs of shelf wear at corners, flaps intact. Book itself is clean and tight, pencil erasure on first blank, otherwise very nice. Barbara's version of "Journey Without Maps" through the jungles of Liberia in the 30s with... View more info

Travels in Siberia. Vol. II

By: Hill, S.S.

Price: $149.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans: 1854

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002723

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


xvi + 432 pp + 32 pp ads. Fascinating first hand look at Siberia 150 years ago. Includes border towns of Siberia and China, Lake Baikal, Kiachta, Miamatchin, journey from Kiachta to Selenginsk, Souggira (capital of the Bouriats and seat of the Buddihst religion in Siberia); journey to Irkoutsk, voyage upon the Lena, Yakoutsk, towards Ochotsk; Kamtschatka, Petropavlosvki; Paratunka, voyage on the River Paratunka. Brownish-orange moire ribbed cloth with blindstamped deco... View more info

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The Cruise of R.Y.S. Eva

By: Kavanagh, Arthur

Price: $499.00

Publisher: Dublin, Hodges, Smith & Co: 1865

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003972

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


x + 216 pp + [i] Frontis piece and 16 tinted illustrations. Original dark blue cloth covers with brilliant gilt sailing ship to front cover. Covers are worn and faded, back strip coming away, parts of spine gone, spine tips worn, old mercantile library sticker to front cover and spine, back board bumped at edge. Interior is clean and unmarked, some corners dogged, foxing throughout, plates all present and nice, some plates have some foxing moving into the plate. Old... View more info

Image for The Two Last Pleadings of Marcus Tullius Cicero Against Caius Verres; to which is added a Postscript, Containing Remarks on the State of Modern Sicily

The Two Last Pleadings of Marcus Tullius Cicero Against Caius Verres; to which is added a Postscript, Containing Remarks on the State of Modern Sicily

By: Kelsall, Charles, Esq.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, T. Bensley: 1812

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8688

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


half title, folding plate, viii, [iv], 3 plates, 365, [iii] pp. Two full page plates of views of Sicily, one folding plate of antiquities and one full page plate of antiquities. 3/4 calf leather with brown marbled hard boards. Boards a bit scuffed, corners somewhat worn, joints rubbed at just starting to separate at top and bottom and front board is nearly detached. Interior front end paper and first blank have armorial plate ghost Half title says "this was Sir Sam... View more info

Image for The Prophet's Camel Bell Signed by Margaret Laurence

The Prophet's Camel Bell Signed by Margaret Laurence

By: Laurence, Margaret

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Toronto, Mcclelland & Stewart: (1988)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 9062

Condition: Fair


239 pp. Bibliography. Map at first page. Title page is missing but since this has the ISBN and no photos, I believe it is the 1988 McClelland reprint. Signed "Margaret Laurence" on the half title with owner's inscription below. Paper covers have some old "magic" tape strengthening the fore-edge and spine tips, general wear, covers have sand dunes in 3 different colors, interior is missing title page and is generally thumbed but otherwise good. Owner had ... View more info

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Hotspur's Cruise in the Aegean

By: Loomis, Alfred F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004081

Condition: Good in Poor dust jacket


239 pp + [iv]. Illustrated with a track chart, with 8 pages of photographs and chapter decorations by Hartmann. Aegean blue dust jacket showing the ship is tattered and in 3 pieces with most of the spine section vanished. Book itself is sunned at spine and back cover, a little rubbing at spine tips. Interior has a Ship Chandler stamp from Piraeus with a small sticker scar, otherwise clean and unmarked. Journeyman writer and traveler writes of antiquities of the Aegean ... View more info

Image for Fiddlers and Whores  The Candid Memoirs of a Surgeon in Nelson's Fleet

Fiddlers and Whores The Candid Memoirs of a Surgeon in Nelson's Fleet

By: Lowry, James

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Chatham Publishers: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 6825

ISBN: 1861762682

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


192 pp. Notes and index at rear. Signed by author with dedication on front fly page. Pink/blue DJ with image of 19th century ship of the line on front cover. DJ in good condition, clean with no marks and wear. Burgundy cloth boards. Book is in excellent condition, clean with no marks or wear. ; 7.10 X 4.50 X 0.90 inches; 208 pages; Signed by Author View more info