Gift Ideas / Travel and Voyages
SHACKLETON Sir Ernest; BERNACCHI & CHERRY-GARRARD L.C. & A.G.B.; SAVOURS Ann ed (2012)
South Polar Times. [With] CommentaryEnquire
Facsimiles of the 12 original issues. Large 8vo. Numerous illustrations. Perfect Bound. Housed in a dropback solander box. [With:] SAVOURS (Ann). Commentary. 4to. Blue buckram with pictorial monogram on upper board. With a custom slipcase. xx, 220pp. A very good set. London, Folio Society,
Album of photographs of New Zealand and Australia, from some of the best commercial studios of the late 19th century: Burton Bros., Dunedin; Henry King, Sydney and Charles Kerry & Co., SydneyEnquire
An album (37.5x28 cm) containing 57 albumen prints, 2 silver gelatin(?) prints and a newspaper cutting. All on card sheets and titled in manuscript. Majority in excellent, bright condition, a few gaps in the album, but only one sign of obvious extraction on verso of the fourteenth sheet. Half contemporary black calf (repaired) over teal, pebble-grained cloth, modern gilt titling and decoration to spine, a.e.g.; overall very good. Various places incl. Dunedin, Sydney, Perth, Suva (Fiji).
THOMAS Bertram (1932)
Arabia Felix: Across the Empty Quarter of Arabia. With a Foreword by T.E. Lawrence and Appendix by Sir Arthur KeithEnquire
First edition. With profuse plates and text illustrations, a large folding coloured map of the Rub' al Khali, a full-page map and a full-page chart in the text. Large 8vo. Original pale brown buckram, a very good copy without dustwrapper. xxix,397pp. Jonathan Cape, London,
COOK Capt. James (1973)
Captain Cook's Florilegium. A selection of engravings from the drawings of plants collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander on Captain Cook's first voyage to the islands of the PacificEnquire
First edition, one of 100 copies, numbered no. 86. 30 uncoloured plates from the original copper engravings (all magnificent impressions). Large 4to. Half black morocco over silk covered boards by Zaehnsdorf, lettered in gilt on upper board, black cloth solander box, text and plates printed on handmade Crisbrooke paper, title printed in gold and black, accompanying text to plates printed in different colours relating to the geographical distribution of the plants illustrated (blue = Australia, brown = Java, green = Society Islands, red = New Zealand, purple = Brazil), subscribers' leaf loosely tipped in at front,and prospectus also inserted. London, Lion & Unicorn Press,
CHERRY-GARRARD Apsley.; CHAMBERLAYNE Peregrine Clifford (1685)
Compendium Geographicum: Or, a more exact, plain, and easie introduction into all Geography,Enquire
Than yet extant, after the latest discoveries, or alterations; very useful, especially for young Noblemen and Gentlemen, the like not printed in English.
Second edition. 12mo. Full morocco with blind ruled compartments to spine, edges speckled in red. Upper board and spine a little worn, with small areas of insect damage. , 186, [2ads]pp. London, William Crook at the Green Dragon without Temple Bar,
AMEDEO Luigi, HRH Duke of the Abruzzi (1901)
Farther North Than NansenEnquire
First edition. Frontispiece, a folding plate, & 2 photographic illustrations to text. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, a little grubby but very good, bookplate to front free endpaper, inscription to front pastedown. 97, pp. London, Howard Wilford Bell,
ANDERSON J (1750)
Histoire Naturelle de l'Islande du GroenlandEnquire
du Detroit de Davis, et d'autres Pays situés sous le Nord..
First French edition. 2 vols. Engraved frontispiece, folding map, 7 folding engraved plates. 12mo. in 8s. c.19thC quarter red morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and monogram to spine in raised compartments. A little dusty, occasional spotting in vol. 2, otherwise very good. xl, 314; iv, 391pp. Paris, Sebastien Jorry,
CATLIN George (1903)
North American IndiansEnquire
Being Letters and Notes on their Manners, Customs, and Conditions, written during eight Years Travel amongst the Wildest Tribes of Indians in North America, 1832-1839.
First issue in this format. Two volumes. Folding coloured map and 180 black & white plates. 8vo. Fine in publisher's elaborate pictorial cloth, gilt, partially unopened. [xii], 298; 304pp. Edinburgh, John Grant,
USRC BEAR ([c.1887])
Photograph of USRCs Bear and Thomas Corwin in the Arctic ice.Enquire
Albumen print on paper, laid down on board, framed and glazed in black and silver frame engraved with folk-art embellishments. Size of print: 285 by 220mm Size of frame: 370 by 315mm. Print slightly faded with sepia hue. N.p. [Arctic Ocean], N.d.
BELL Gertrude ()
The Arab of MesopotamiaEnquire
First edition. With a map frontispiece. 12mo. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to upper cover; mild bubbling to cloth, some of the gilt lettering worn away, very good otherwise. [vi], 202 pp. Basrah, Published by the Superintendent Government Press.
LAURIE Robert.; WHITTLE James ()
The Empire of China with its principal divisions; drawn from the surveys made the Jesuits: with improvements and additions from the maps of Monsr. d'AnvilleEnquire
Double-page engraved map, 505 x 570 mm, in fine original wash colour. This later printing has had the imprint (with date) scratched from the paper by the publisher. [London : Laurie & Whittle, 1794, but Richard Holmes Laurie],
NANSEN Fridtjof (1890)
The First Crossing of GreenlandEnquire
First English edition. 2 vols. Numerous illustrations plus 12 plates and 5 folding maps. 8vo. Silver-pictorial cloth, top edges silver; cloth a little bumped at the extremities, spines lightly sunned, occasional foxing, old clear tape repairs to short tears to the blank stub panel (and the verso of one short fold) of the map, pp 129-144 and 161-176 are duplicated. But a very good copy. London,
BATES Henry Walter (1863)
The Naturalist on the River Amazons, A record of adventures, Habits of Animals, Sketches of Brazilian and Indian Life, and Aspects of Nature under the equator, During Eleven Years of TravelEnquire
First edition. 2 vols. Folding map & 9 plates with illustrations in the text. Small 8vo. Fine contemporary half calf, spines gilt, minor slight blemish on the upper cover of vol. 1. ix, 351, 32ads.(dated January 1863); vi, 423pp. London, John Murray,