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Our world renowned travel department specialises in voyages to the Pacific & Australasia, the Near & Middle East (including the Ottoman Empire), the Arctic & Antarctic, the Far East, Africa, the Americas, India & Central Asia, and mountaineering. Our holdings include not only significant printed books and manuscripts but also prints, paintings, maps, ephemera and photographic material. 

The travel department issues catalogues and electronic lists throughout the year, some more so than others. We take great pride in dealing with clients on an individual basis, working closely to develop collections. We're always delighted to assist anyone looking for birthday presents or corporate gifts. Although a wide selection of stock can be found on this website, the majority is not listed so please don't hesitate to get in contact if you have any enquiries.  

Featured Items

CARNEGIE, The Hon. David

Spinifex and Sand.

A Narrative of Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Australia. First edition. 4 folding maps (2 in a pocket). 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, black lettering on the spine not gilt as usual, a slightly pink tinged buff cloth, vertical stain on the upper cover, the foremargin of the first third of the book with a minor damp stain. xvi, 454pp. London,

JAMES, Edwin

Account of an Expedition from Pittsburg to the Rocky Mountains

performed in the year 1819, 1820. By order of the Hon. J.C.Calhoun, Secretary of war, under the Command of Maj. S.H.Long, of the U.S. Top. Engineers. Compiled from the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other Gentlemen of the party.

First London edition. 3 vols. Two coloured frontispieces, a coloured "Indian map", 5 further aquatint illustrations, a large folding map and a smaller profile map also folding. Contemporary half calf, rebacked and re-cornered over early marbled boards, uncut. vii,344,4(ads).; vii,356; vii,347pp. London, Longman,

CORNWALL, Col. William Henry

The City of Funchal, Madeira,

from a drawing made from "The Angustias," the residence of Her Late Majesty the Queen Dowager, in the Winter of 1847-48.Particularly fine hand-coloured lithograph panorama, in three sections, joined. 1495 by 315mm. Oblong small folio. Original cloth boards, sunned, titled in gilt on upper. London, Dickinson, c.


Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters

and on the Eastern Coast of Africa. Narrative of Five Years' Experiences in the Suppression of the Slave Trade. First edition. Folding map, 12 plates & 4 illustrations in the text. 8vo. xii, 453pp. London,