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image of Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of above Four Hundred of the most Authentick Writers; ....Vols I & II

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London : Thomas Bennet; John Nicholson; and Daniel Midwinter, 1705 A good copy of the 1st edition in recent full panelled calf bindings with 9 maps, 21 (of 22) plates, 2 frontispieces (one with loss) and 8 engravings in the text. John Harris (1633-1719) was an anglican priest and scientist, specialising in mathematics. He was admitted as an FRS in… Read more
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image of The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland: being a new, complete, accurate and extensive tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney, And other Islands adjoining to and dependent on the Crown of Great-Britain.

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London: Alex Hogg, 1784 A very good copy in contemporary full calf binding. Originally issued in 60 parts, this work claims to be a comprehensive and accurate picture of Great Britain and Ireland. In reality the work mostly covers England with very small sections on everywhere else. There does not appear to be a definitive collation. There are directions to… Read more
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£1,218.85
image of Cosmographie in Four Books containing the Chorographie and Historie of the Whole World, and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof.

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London : Anne Seile, 1669 A very good copy of the 5th edition 'enlarged and corrected by the Author'. In contemporary full calf binding (which has been rebacked retaining the original spine) and with the decorative title and 4 maps. The binding is in very good clean condition. The front board has the initials FT impressed on the leather and… Read more
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£2,052.80
image of Histoire Naturelle et Morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique. Enrichie de plusieurs belles figures des Raretez les considerables qui y font d'ecrites. Avec un Vocabulaire Caraibe

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Roterdam: Arnould Leers, 1658 A fair to good copy of the scarce 1st edition in largely contemporary full leather binding with portrait of Jaques Amprovx, 11 full page plates and 33 engravings in the text. The engraved title and 2 leaves of the table of chapters are provided in facsimile. Attributed to Charles de Rochefort, the Pastor of the French… Read more
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£1,411.30
image of A Voyage to St. Kilda, The remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland: giving An Account of the very remarkable Inhabitants of that Place, their Beauty and singular Chastity ....

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London: Printed for Dan. Browne, and Lockyer Davis, 1753 A good copy of the 4th edition of Martin Martin's account of his visit to St Kilda in 1697 (first published in 1698). Martin Martin lived on Skye and was a gaelic speaker. He decided to visit and study the western isles of Scotland to record both the land and its… Read more
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image of A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness. Wherein After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described; ...

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Edinburgh: William Brown, 1883 A good copy of the limited facsimile edition of John Brand's work which was first published in 1701. Limited to 157 copies, of which 148 were for sale. This is copy 1. The plain cloth binding is sound, but with marking and there is wear to spine and cloth fraying to corners. It has the original… Read more
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£449.05
image of Colonsay and Oronsay in the Isles of Argyll. Their history, flora, fauna and topography

Colonsay and Oronsay in the Isles of Argyll. Their history, flora, fauna and topography

by John de Vere Loder

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Published
1935
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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£269.43

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Edinburgh and London : Oliver and Boyd, 1935 A very good copy of the 1st edition. In original blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The binding is clean and sound with light bumping to bottom corners. Original blue endpapers. Contents: initial blank with signature July 1938, half title, title, dedication, song, preface, contents, illustration list, introductory description pp… Read more
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image of The Isle of Foula. A series of articles on Britain's loneliest inhabited isles

The Isle of Foula. A series of articles on Britain's loneliest inhabited isles

by Ian B Stoughton Holbourn, [edited with memoir by] M C Stoughton Holbourn

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Published
1938
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Good
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1st Edition
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£102.64

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Lerwick: Johnson & Greig, 1938 A good copy of the 1st edition with photographic frontispiece and 13 f and urther photographic plates. In the original red cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The binding has a cocked spine which is faded and pulled. The front board has gilt titles and is bright and clean. Back board with some lighter… Read more
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image of Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa. In which are described the character and the condition of the Dutch colonists of the Cape of Good Hope [Vols I & II, 1st editions with 2nd edition plates]

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London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1801 An unusual complete set composed of the text from the 1st editions of 1801 and 1804, with title pages for the 2nd edition together with the 8 hand coloured plates after drawings by Samuel Daniell which only appear in the 2nd edition. The binding is contemporary, either suggesting that this was sold during… Read more
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£1,924.50
image of A Description of the Shetland Islands, comprising and account of their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions. [with some additions]

A Description of the Shetland Islands, comprising and account of their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions. [with some additions]

by Samuel Hibbert, P A Munch

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Published
1822
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Fair
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1st Edition
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£449.05

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Edinburgh and London : Archibald Constable and Co.; Hurst, Robinson, and Co. , 1822 An unusual copy of the scarce 1st edition of Samuel Hibbert's comprehensive work on the Shetland Islands. It has been bound to order in a half leather binding with marbled boards, and includes 2 chapters in Norwegian from Det Norske Folks (1839) by P A Munch.… Read more
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image of History of the Orkney Islands. Including a view of the manners and customs of their ancient and modern inhabitants; their monuments of antiquity.....

History of the Orkney Islands. Including a view of the manners and customs of their ancient and modern inhabitants; their monuments of antiquity.....

by George Barry, James Headrick

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Published
1808
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Fair
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2nd Edition
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£397.73

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London : Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808 A fair to good copy of the second revised edition of Dr Barry's comprehensive account of the Orkney Islands in contemporary full leather binding. With folding map and 11 full page plates. The binding has gilt-lined raised bands, decorative gilt compartments and title label to spine, with titles and gilt border to… Read more
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image of L'Amerique Angloise, ou Description des Isles et Terres du Roi d'Angleterre, dans l'Amerique. Avec de nouvelles Cartes de chaque Isle & Terres.

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Amsterdam: Abraham Wolfgang, 1688 A fair copy of the first French edition of Richard Blome's guide to British interests in North America with 6 (of 7) folding maps. The 1st edition was in English and published a year previously. The maps for the French edition were redrawn close copies of those in the English edition, and 4 of the maps… Read more
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image of Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c

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London: W Richardson in the Strand; also J Robson in New Bond Street, and N Conant in Fleet Street, 1780 A fair copy of the 1st English edition of Uno von Troil's account of his visit to Iceland with Joseph Banks and Dr Solander in 1772. It was first published in Uppsala in 1777 and the English version is taken… Read more
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image of An Account of a Voyage to Spitzbergen; containing a full description of that country, of the zoology of the North, and of the Shetland Isles; with an account of the Whale Fishery.With an Appendix containing some important observations...

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London and Edinburgh: J Mawman and David Brown, 1815 A fair copy of this important work in newer quarter leather binding. John Laing was ship's surgeon on The Resolution, which sailed from Whitby via Lerwick in the Shetland Isles to the North Sea whale fisheries at Spitzbergen in 1806/7. The book is based on his notes at the time and… Read more
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image of A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom....

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London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1806 A good copy of the 1st edition in contemporary full leather binding with 21 aquatint plates, including a fold out view of Rio de Janeiro and 2 fold out maps. John Barrow (1764-1848) accompanied Lord Macartney's embassy to China as comptroller of the household. He learnt the Chinese language. He later accompanied Lord… Read more
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image of The Costume of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings After Drawings from Nature by Miss Semple; with Descriptions in English and French

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London: Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1817 A very good copy in later full morocco binding with 30 hand coloured plates and accompanying text by Miss Semple. Dated from the publisher's note at the base of each plate - there is no date on the title page. The text provides a commentary to the plates and gives a sense of her… Read more
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image of A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described...

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Edinburgh: George Mosman, 1701 A good to very good copy of the scarce 1st Edition of John Brand's account of Orkney and Shetland at the start of the eighteenth century. John Brand was a Minister and was appointed to join a delegation to the Northern Isles in 1700/01. As a Minister he had a particular interest in religious affairs, but… Read more
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image of Letters from High Latitudes; being some account of a voyage in 1856 in the schooner yacht 'Foam', to Iceland, Jan Mayen, and Spitzbergen

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London: John Murray , 1879 A good copy of the 7th edition in the original decorative cloth binding with black and white frontispiece and numerous illustrations throughout. The binding is bright and clean. The spine is slightly darkened and there is wear to the top and bottom of the spine, together with edges and corners. Internally, the original endpapers are… Read more
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image of A Voyage round the World, In His Majesty's ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron. In which is Contained, A faithful Account of several Places, People, Plants, Animals, &c. seen on the Voyage:

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London: J Newbery, F Newbery, 1767 A fair copy of the 1st edition of Commodore Byron's circumnavigation of the globe. With black and white frontispiece and 2 further plates. The title page states that it was written 'by an Officer on Board the said Ship' This was originally thought to have been Byron himself, but it is more recently… Read more
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image of Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars, in the years 1712, 13, 14,_15; by the Chinese Ambassador, and published, by the Emperor's Authority, at Pekin.

Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars, in the years 1712, 13, 14, & 15; by the Chinese Ambassador, and published, by the Emperor's Authority, at Pekin.

by George Thomas Staunton [trans]; Tulisen

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Published
1821
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Very Good
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1st Edition
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£1,539.60

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London: John Murray , 1821 A very good copy in new half leather binding with large folding map, coloured in outline. Written by Tulisen, the Chinese Envoy, and translated by Sir George Thomas Staunton. The binding is in near fine condition, with gilt lines and titles to spine and marbled boards. New endpapers. Internally: large folding map; title page; preface;… Read more
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