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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

BURTON, Richard F.

Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.
First edition. 3 vols. 4 maps & plans (3 folding), 5 chromo & 8 tinted lithographs, with one other plate. 8vo. Original blue cloth, spines slightly faded. xvi, 388, 24ads.; iv, 426; xii, 448pp. London, 1855 -

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,

PARRY, William Edward

Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific;
performed in the years 1821-22- 23, in His Majesty's Ships Fury and Hecla...First edition. 40 engraved maps, charts & views. 4to. Contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with contemporary-style end papers. [viii], xxx, 571pp. London,

MACGOWAN, Alexander Thorburn

Tea Planting in the Outer Himalayah.
First edition. Lithographic frontispiece and title page. 8vo. Cloth-backed pictorial boards, extremities rubbed. 73pp. London, Smith, Elder & Co.,

CORNWALL, Col. William Henry

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.

TURNER, Samuel

An Account of an Embassy to the Court of the Teshoo Lama, in Tibet;
Containing a Narrative of a Journey through Bootan, and part of Tibet. To which are added, views taken on the spot by Lieutenant Samuel Davis and observations botanical, mineralogical, and medicinal by Mr, Robert Saunders.First edition. Folding engraved map & 12 plates (mostly engraved) with one aquatint of the Yak after George Stubbs. 4to. Very attractive copy in French pale calf, back richly gilt, a.e.g. xxviii, 473pp. London, Bulmer,


Souvenirs de Rio de Janeiro
dessinés d'après nature...12 particularly fine highly finished hand-coloured lithograph plates with original tissue guards, laid onto buff sheets. Oblong 4to. Modern straight grain green morocco, titled in gilt on upper board, with original buff printed wrapper (comprising title within elaborate lithograph border incorporating Brazilian scenes & vegetation) bound in. Paris, chez Rittner et Goupil, but [Basel,


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,