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A Pike in the Basement: Tales of a Hungry Traveller

By Simon Loftus

San Francisco: North Point Press, 1989.. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 142 pages; wood engravings by Jonathan Gibbs. Sixteen essays explore the adventures of travel, food, and wine. 1st printing. Very good condition, in very good dust jacket.. Hardcover.


Friar Felix at Large: A Fifteenth-century Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

By H. F. M. Prescott

New Haven: Yale University Press, 1950.. Brown cloth binding, 8vo, 254 pages. Translation of the first account of a "packaged tour." Fascinating if you love travel. 1st printing. Fair to good condition (boards slightly faded; ex-library, of which the sole indication is the handsome stamp of Boston College High School on free endpaper and title page); no dust jacket.. Hardcover.


A Tramp Trip: How to See Europe on Fifty Cents a Day

By Meriwether, Lee

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1887.. Black-cloth boards, 12mo, 276 pages. A truly classic budget guide; absolutely fascinating for those who love travel. First edition. Poor condition (cover lettering worn; pages and binding fragile).. F. Hardcover.



By Walter Besant

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1892.. Gilt-stamped and decorated cloth binding, 8vo, 509 pages, many line drawings. Classic picture of London as it was a century ago. Fair condition (boards worn; some damage to head of spine; some pages chipped).. Hardcover.


Japan in Our Day

By compiled and arranged by Bayard Taylor

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1892.. Gilt-stamped cloth, 12mo, 293 pages. The Illustrated Library of Travel edition, revised by William Elliot Griffis. Fascinating observations and illustrations collected by Taylor from visitors to newly opened Japan. Fair to good condition (library discard, with little residual evidence; gilt faded on spine; firmly bound; text pages clean).. Hardcover.


Hand-Book for Travelers in Spain

By Richard Ford

London: John Murray, 1845.. Two volumes, cloth boards (probably original), bound for Hull Subscription Library with library label inside front cover dated 1840 (sic). First edition. For additional details, contact dealer.. F. Hardcover.


Flaubert in Egypt: A Sensibility on Tour

By translated and edited by Frances Steegmuller

Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little, Brown, 1972.. Cloth, 8vo, dust jacket, 231 pages, black-and-white illustrations. Drawn from Gustave Flaubert's travel notes and letters; with "The Crew of the Cange" by Maxime Du Camp and a bibliographical note. Stated 1st American edition. Very good condition, in good dust jacket (a few sizable chips) in Mylar.. F. Hardcover.


Travel Agents: From Caravans and Clippers to the Concorde

By Eric Friedheim

New York: Universal Media, 1992.. Cloth (gilt-stamped spine), 8vo, dust jacket, 257 pages, several full-page photos. Classic history of the tourism business, with an especially original chapter on the history of guidebooks. First (and only) edition. As new condition.. ISBN: 096323000X. F. Hardcover.


The Glorious Adventure

By Richard Halliburton

Garden City: Garden City Publishing Company, 1917.. Cloth, 8vo, 354 pages, black-and-white illustrations, endpaper maps, photo frontispiece of the author. The author's pursuit of Ullysses. Good condition; no dust jacket.. Hardcover.