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Farthest North. Two Volumes.

By Nansen, Fridtjof:

London: George Newnes, 1898 New (early) edition in two volumes, complete. Subtitled: Being the Record of the Voyage of Exploration of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. HB. Blue cloth boards with leather spines with gilt titles and decorations to spines. Vol. 1 xv, 480pp; Vol. 2: 456pp. Vol. 1 has a chromolithograph plate; the two volumes have a total of about 120 b&w illustrations in text, some full page, including photos and line drawings. Note that Volume 1 lacks the map at the back; apart from that the condition is generally clean and very good, with some light marks to covers and the spines with rubbed edges and small loss to leather at base of spine; endpapers browned, a few small spots to pages, and a couple of small tears to page edges. Still two decent volumes.


Meteor Out of Africa. Henry Morton Stanley's Journey to Find Livingstone, 1871.

By Jackson, Peggy Hervey:

London: Cassell, 1962 First edition. HB. Green cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 369pp. With 44 b&w photos and illustrations in plates, and 5 maps (some folding). The author and her diplomat husband recreated Stanley's famous journey across East Africa to find David Livingstone, and in the process discovered new information about the actual route that he took. Very Good book in Very Good jacket. Clean covers with light spotting to closed edges. Jacket has light rubbing to edges, and a little marking to back.


Gertrude Bell. From Her Personal Papers 1914-1916.

By Burgoyne, Elizabeth:

London: Ernest Benn, 1961 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 399pp. Volume 2 (volume 1 covered up to 1914) of a biography based on Gertrude Bell's letters and diaries, including her work with T.E. Lawrence, in Iraq and the founding of the Baghdad Museum. With b&w photos in plates. Fine, with browning to endpapers (offsetting) in a Very Good jacket, which has small edge tears.


The Companion Guide to Southern Greece. Athens, the Peloponnese, Delphi.

By De Jongh, Brian:

London: Collins, 1972 First edition. HB. Light red cloth, lettered in gilt, and colour pictorial dustjacket by Charles Gorham. 415pp. With many b&w photos in plates, with line drawings plans and maps in text, including maps of ancient Athens, Olympia and Delphi. Includes medievalcity history as well. A Fine copy of a very nice portable little guide.


From Gretna Green to Land's End. A Literary Journey in England.

By Bates, Katharine Lee:

London: Grant Richards, 1908 First edition. HB. Red cloth, gilt titles and elaborate decorations to front and spine, with gilt top page edges; no dustjacket (perhaps as issued). xii, 386pp, large octavo. With 24 b&w photos in plates by Katharine Coman, including tissue-guarded frontispiece. Areas visited include the Borders, Lake District, Lancashire, Warwickshire, Cotswolds, Oxford and the west country. A Good copy. Very good contents, with 1916 gift inscription inside front cover. Front cover bright, but spine has cloth splits and fraying to top section, and cloth is dulled.


The Traveller's Tree. A Journey Through the Caribbean Islands. Illustrated by A. Costa.

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh:

London: John Murray, 1950 First Edition Hardcover. Green cloth, gilt title and motif to spine, and pictorial dustjacket. 403pp. With frontispiece drawing by A. Costa, b&w photos by him in plates, and sketch map by H. Hawes. Fine book in Very Good jacket, Which is price-clipped. and has two very feint tape marks to flaps with corresponding feint marks to front endpaper. No inscriptions Still a lovely copy. Pictures available


I Saw Spain.

By Newman, Bernard:

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1938 Second printing. HB. Red cloth, lettered in black to spine and front, no dustjacket. 319pp. With colour photo frontispiece plate of flamenco dancer, many b&w photos in plates, sketch maps in text and to endpapers. 'A travel book, not a political treatise', though the last chapter is called 'The Spanish Tragedy' and covers history and the current civil war. A Good+ copy. The pages are generally very good, with the binding slightly stretched. . Covers have light patches from liquid stains and light edge wear.


The Last Kings of Thule.

By Malaurie, Jean:

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, First English edition ?, translated from French Edition first published in 1956. Translated by Gwendolen Freeman.. Hardcover. and dustjacket. 295p, h: 24cms. B/w photos, line drawings, maps. The Inuit of Thule in Greenland, with whom the author lived for over a year in the late 1940s, observing the impact of the outside world, including an American military base; he was a professor of anthopology and Arctic ecology at the Univ. of Paris. Very Good in Very Good protected jacket.


Richard Schomburgk's Travels in British Guiana. 1840-1844. Translated and edited, with Geographical and General Indices, and Route Maps, by Walter E. Roth. Volume I.

By Schomburgk, Richard (translated and edited by Roth, Walter E.):

Georgetown: Daily Chronicle, 1922 First edition thus, Volume I only. HB. Pale blue cloth titled in black to spine and front. xxxviii; 402pp, quarto. With 10 line drawing illustrations in plates, sketch map in text, and 3 folding maps in plates. Includes facsimile title page from Schomburgk's 1847 first volume. Published in the then British Guiana. A Good only copy: first few leaves are detached but present; rest of pages well bound. Pages clean with tanned edges. Covers clean but spine browned and cloth spilt along front edge and at top back edge. Nice bookplate inside front cover.


Adventure in Depth

By King, Commander W.D. AE (Bill):

Lymington, Hampshire: Nautical Publishing Company, 1976 First UK edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 208pp. With b&w photos in plates and text, line drawings in text, and map. Begins with the author's distinguished war service as a submarine commander in the Royal Navy, then the full story of his solo voyage round the world in his yacht Galway Blazer II. Well and honestly told about the physical and mental effects of his life at sea. A Fine copy.


No Dogs and Not Many Chinese. Treaty Port Life in China 1843-1943.

By Wood, Frances:

London: John Murray, 1998 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 368pp. With 56 b&w photos in plates, and a map. Author was a specialist historian of China. Fine in Fine Dustjacket


Green Mountain. An Informal Guide to Cyrenaica and is Jebel Akhdar.

By Williams, Gwyn:

London: Faber and Faber, 1963 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 136pp. With 22 b&w photos in plates, and 2 maps. Places. people and the beauty of the Cyrenaica region of Libya including Roman and modern times. Author taught at University of Libya. Very Good in Fine jacket. Brown spotting to top closed edges.


The Worst Desert on Earth. Crossing the Taklamakan.

By Blackmore, Charles:

London: John Murray, 1995 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 268pp. With 14 colour photos in plates, 20 b&w photos in plates, and a map. The story of the first entire crossing of the feared Taklamakan desert in China, a total of 780 miles overcoming many dangers. Foreword by Peter Hopkirk. Fine in Very Good jacket, which has slight colour fade to spine and spine edge, and is price-clipped.


Old Calabria.

By Douglas, Norman:

London: Secker & Warburg, 1956 Reprint of 1955 fourth edition, with a new introduction by John Davenport. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 355pp. Map to endpapers. Davenport's introduction is perceptive about the author he knew, and this book, originally published in 1915; he describes it as the best book about Calabria in any language. Very Good in Very Good jacket. Light spotting to closed edges, neat gift inscription to half-title. Jacket has some foxing and light browning, and is price-clipped.


The Scenery of Switzerland.

By Avebury, The Right Hon. Lord:

London: Macmillan, 1906 Fourth edition. HB. Attractive covers of dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spine, with gilt decorative borders to spine and front. 489pp. With 153 figures in text (line drawings, maps and photo-lithographs), and tissue-guarded frontispiece, plus a folding map at back. A Fine copy, with light browning to endpapers and closed edges.


A Little Tour in Ireland being a Visit to Dublin, Galway, Connamara, Athlone, Limerick... etc. With Illustrations by John Leech.

By An Oxonian (illustrated by Leech, John):

London: Bradbury & Evans, 1859 First edition. HB. Green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt to spine, with gilt vignette of pony and trap with figures to front, and blind stamped decorations, to front cover. All page edges gilt. viii, 220pp, and publisher's adverts. With line illustrations in plates and text, by John Leech, but this copy lacks the coloured folding frontispiece plate. A Good+ copy otherwise. Bright covers with a few small spot marks, and lighter patch to back. Pages generally very good and well-bound, some foxing spots in places, heavier to front pages.


English Hours. With Ninety-Two Illustrations by Joseph Pennell.

By James, Henry:

London: William Heinemann, 1905 New edition, Oct. 1905, the first thus, with new preface note by Henry James. Hardcover . Grey cloth, lettered in black to spine and front cover, no dustjacket. Gilt top page edges. 315pp. With 92 b&w illustrations in plates (some with titled guard leaves), and text, by Joseph Pennell from his black chalk or charcoal drawings. Based on James' wide-ranging travels through England, including London, Sussex, Warwickshire, Salisbury and Suffolk. Good+ condition. The contents are very good and well bound, but the covers rubbed and with cloth tears to spine edges. Nice armorial bookplate inside front cover.



By Epton, Nina:

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1968 First edition. HB. Cloth and colour pictorial dustjacket by Brian Keogh. 337pp. With 40 b&w photos by the author in plates, and 2 maps. People, history and topography of the varied region of Andalusia in Southern Spain. Fine book in Good+ jacket, which is bright but has some creases with tears to back panel, down spine and to top front.


Between the Woods and the Water.

By Leigh Fermor, Patrick:

London: John Murray 2013 Hardcover. Reprint , Cloth, pictorial dust jacket by John Craxton. 287p, Subtitled: On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland: The Middle Danube to the Iron Gates. Double page map. Travel autobiography based on the author's 18 month walk which began in 1933; the woods are Transylvania and the water the Danube. . A Fine copy in a near fine dustjacket, No inscriptions and not price clipped , lovely copy


Decorative Dublin.

By Pearson, Peter:

Dublin: The O'Brien Press, 2012 First edition. HB. Cloth, and colour photo-illustrated dustjacket. 160pp, large quarto. With mostly colour photos throughout, full page and in text, by Ian Broad, the author, and others. Text divided into sections by materials of the buildings and their decoration, including: plasterwork, woodwork, ironwork, brick, and terracotta and stone. A sumptuous book celebrating the riches of Dublin's buidldngs, with detailed historical text.. Fine copy with small ruck to back lower edge of jacket.


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