Christmas Gift Ideas / Travel and Voyages
ADDISON & Co (1824)
A Map of the North Polar Sea, shewing & connecting all the latest Discoveries by Ross, Parry, Franklin, Scoresby, &c. &cEnquire
First edition. Lithograph map measuring 330 by 300mm. Very good indeed, removed from a volume, small closed tear to right hand margin, a little dusty. London, Addison & Co. Globe Makers to His Majesty, April
MOUNTAINEERING ; METCALF Jesse ([ca. 1930])
A Tyro at ChamonixEnquire
First edition. Illustrated throughout with halftone photographs. 8vo. Original limp leather with gilt title to upper cover. A little rubbed at edges, light waterstain to spine. Some plates a little foxed. Leaves printed and numbered recto only. [ii],57ll. N.p. [Privately printed for the author],
FORD C. Reginald ()
Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary kept on board an Exploring VesselEnquire
First edition. 13 photographic illustrations. 12mo. Mottled paper wrappers, original cord, edges slightly rubbed, some minor spotting, but a very good copy. 31, pp. Christchurch, Whitcombe and Tombs,
DICKSON H.R.P (1956)
Kuwait and her NeighboursEnquire
First edition. 47 illustrations (incl. colour photo frontispiece), 15 illustrations in text, 14 genealogical tables & 6 maps (4 of which are folding & held in a cloth slip at end of book). 8vo. Original orange cloth, spine a little faded, slight lean to text-block. A very good copy. 627pp. London, George Allen & Unwin,
NASA ; CARPENTER Scott (2002)
Mercury Space Flight ReportsEnquire
First editions. 5 vols. Profusely illustrated with photographic illustrations, diagrams, maps etc. 4to. Original pictorial wrappers. Washington DC, NASA, 1962-1963. [With:] Assorted ephemera celebrating the flights. [Plus:] CARPENTER (Scott) et al. For Spacious Skies. The Uncommon Journey of a Mercury Astronaut. 8vo. Fine in publisher's paper-covered boards with fine dustjacket. xiv, 370pp. NY, Harcourt,
MELVILLE Herman.; KENT Rockwell illustrator (1930)
Moby Dick or The WhaleEnquire
Illustrated throughout after ink drawings by Rockwell Kent. 8vo. Original black cloth with bright silver decoration and lettering to front board and spine, original brown pictorial dustwrapper printed in black with blue accents, a minute chip and closed tear to foot of spine and one corner, faint waterstaining, another closed tear to rear side of dw, otherwise in very good condition. 822pp. New York, Random House,
NANSEN Fritjof.; HANSEN J (1897)
Réception du Dr. F. Nansen dans la Grande Salle des Fétes du Trocadéro, le Vendredi 26 Mars 1897Enquire
Broadside map printed halftone in blue and black. Printed area measuring 295 by 265mm plus generous margins. Old folds, with a bit of soiling and creasing, largely confined to margins. Paris, Sociéte de Géographie,
GENDRIN Victor-Athanase (1856)
Récit historique, exact et sincère, par mer et par terre, de quatre voyagesEnquire
First and only edition. With lithographic portrait frontispiece, map and eight other plates. 8vo. Contemporary quarter green calf over green pebble-grain cloth, gilt titling to spine, upper board stamped with name of original owner, gilt stamp of anchor on lower board. Minor wear to extremities and head of spine. A very good copy. [i]-xii, , xiii-xx, 871, blank pp. Versailles, M. Gendrin,
BYRON Robert (1937)
Road to OxianaEnquire
First edition. Frontispiece, 15 plates & a map. 8vo. A good copy in the original blue cloth, spine a little darkened, extremities slightly rubbed in a chipped, though unclipped, dust-jacket, ownership inscription to front free endpaper, bookplate to front pastedown. x, 341, , 1ad.pp. London, MacMillan & Co.,
AIMARD Gustave.; LASCELLES WRAXALL Sir Frederic Charles Third Baronet. Translator (1862-1863)
[Seven adventure novels of the Americas, in the English publisher's "Magnificent Illustrated Edition"]Enquire
1). The Border Rifles, A Tale of the Texan War. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's green pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Small hole to pp.167-8 with loss of a few characters, else very good. viii, 311, pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1862.
2). The White Scalper, A Story of the Texan War. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's orange pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Very good. viii, 352pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1863.
3). The Trail Hunter, A Tale of the Far West. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 9 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's orange pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. A few quires a little loose. Very good. viii, 392pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1863.
4). The Pirate of the Prairies, Adventures in the American Desert. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's aqua pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Spine lightly rubbed, one loose quire. Very good. viii, 320pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1862.
5). The Indian Chief, A Tale of the Desert. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's brown pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Very good. [viii], 324pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1863.
6). The Prairie-Flower, Adventures on the Indian Border. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 9 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's indigo pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Very good. viii, 360pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1862.
7). The Indian Scout, A Story of the Aztec City. Engraved frontispiece, extra-illustrated title-page, 10 engraved plates. 12mo. Publisher's plumb pebble-grained cloth, richly decorated in gilt and blind. A.e.g. Very good. vi, 429, pp. London, Ward & Lock, 1863.
BRINTON Daniel G (1886)
The Conception of Love in Some American LanguagesEnquire
Read before the American Philosophical Society, November 5, 1886.
First edition. 8vo. Original printed ochre wrappers, removed from binding. Separating at spine, front wrapper detached, otherwise very good. Small library deaccession stamp to inside front wrapper. Philadelphia, McCalla & Stavely,
JOHNSTON H.H (1886)
The Kilima-Njaro Expedition. A Record of Scientific Exploration in Eastern Equatorial Africa. And a General Description of the Natural History, Languages, and Commerce of the Kilima-Njaro DistrictEnquire
First edition. Frontispiece & 14 plates (minor marginal dampstaining), 6 maps (3 coloured, two of these extending), and numerous illustrations. 8vo. Very smart contemporary half calf over marbled boards, a little shelf-worn. Faint staining to extreme fore-edges of plates. xv, , 572pp. London, Kegan Paul, Trench & Co.,
CONDER Josiah (1825)
The Modern Traveller. A Popular Description, Geographical, Historical, and Topographical, of the various countries of the Globe. ArabiaEnquire
First edition. Two vols. With a folding frontispiece map of the Arabian Peninsula, and 3 engraved plates (one of which shows Mecca and Medina). 12mo. Original printed pink wrappers; slightly dust-soiled, ticket with instructions for binder pasted to top of front wrapper of second volume. Title and contents bound in at end of second volume. Ownership inscription of J. Daniell to front wrapper of both vols. 144; 145-362, iv(title & contents) pp. London, James Duncan,
MACGILLIVRAY W (1836)
The Travels and Researches of Alexander von Humboldt: being a condensed Narrative of his Journeys in the Equinoctial Regions of America, and in Asiatic Russia; together with Analyses of his more important InvestigationsEnquire
Third edition, revised. Portrait frontispiece, a map of the Orinoco by Bruce with woodcut vignette and 5 other wood engravings by Jackson in the text. 12mo. Contemporary half red morocco with marbled paper boards, a little rubbed. Gilt title to spine. Very good plus. 428pp. Edinburgh, Oliver & Boyd,
SCOTT Robert Falcon (1909)
"Unicode" (Cook's Special Edition)Enquire
The Universal Telegraphic Phrase Book. A Code of Cypher Words in use at Home and Abroad in Inland and Foreign Telegrams. Original blue cloth, gilt on upper board, a little rubbed. Elastic fastening band affixed to rear board. Light browning to all leaves before xii with slight marginal loss. A single Roneo sheet for use on the expedition mounted on front pastedown, this with a small browned hole with loss of a few characters. [xxiv], 354, 6.ads.pp. London, Thomas Cook & Son,