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The panorama of the world, or an enquiry into the manners and customs of the principal foreign inhabitants of the globe with beautiful coloured engravings
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The panorama of the world, or an enquiry into the manners and customs of the principal foreign inhabitants of the globe with beautiful coloured engravings

By Anon

Published by R.Miller. London. n.d. [c.1820] 12mo. 126pp. Chinese hand coloured frontis., hand coloured title vignette, 6 further hand coloured plates: Turks, Spaniards, Hungarians, Russians, Algerians, Native Americans (lacking Persia plate). Original quarter calf, marbled boards, gilt to spine. Worn, marbled paper loss to rear board. Hinges cracked but firm. Lacking rear end paper. Some spotting/browning/foxing/corner creasing. Corner snipped from Russia plate. "Eagles" inscribed to title. "PANORAMA" inscribed in pencil, in a naive hand to rear pastedown.A juvenile travelogue, in a series of tours presented in the form of a dialogue. 7 copies held worldwide.

$53.40

A general view of the state of Portugal; containing a topographical description thereof. In which are included, an account of the physical and moral state of the kingdom; Together With Observations on The Animal, Vegetable, And Mineral Productions of Its Colonies. The whole compiled from the best Portuguese writers, and from notices obtained in the country. Illustrated with plates
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A general view of the state of Portugal; containing a topographical description thereof. In which are included, an account of the physical and moral state of the kingdom; Together With Observations on The Animal, Vegetable, And Mineral Productions of Its Colonies. The whole compiled from the best Portuguese writers, and from notices obtained in the country. Illustrated with plates

By Murphy, James Cavanah

First edition. Quarto. Printed for T. Cadell jun. and W. Davies, In The Strand. London. 1798. xi, [1] errata, 272p., 15 engraved plates. Folding engraved map of Portugal. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Spine in six compartments with double gilt rules, red leather label and gilt lettering. Silk bookmark. Light shelf wear, a couple of nicks to spine, corners rubbed. Occcasional light spotting/offsetting. A handsome volume. ESTC N1850. Four copies only recorded in the UK: BL, Cambridge University, Bodleian, and MPL Special Collections. One copy held by the National Library of Ireland. Not held at Trinity College Dublin. One copy held at the Houghton Library, Harvard. Not held at Stanford. Murphy, James Cavanah. Blackrock, Co. Cork, Ireland 1760 – 1814 Born in Cork, and trained in the Dublin drawing schools, Sir James Chatterton first noticed Murphy's artistic skill. He became an architect, and attracted the attention of Hon. William Burton Conyngham under whose patronage Murphy was sent in 1788 to Portugal to record the Dominican church and monastery of Batalha. He afterwards undertook a long journey through Portugal and Spain, recorded in his splendid drawings. That visit resulted in the publication of 'Plans, elevations, sections and views of the church of Batalha…To which is prefixed an introductory discourse on the principles of Gothic architecture' (1795), Travels in Portugal (1795), and this rarer publication, 'A General View of the State of Portugal' (1798). An important record of Portugal immediately before the Napoleonic Wars.

$1268.35

Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges
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Glimpses of the Yangtze Gorges

By Plant, Cornell

First edition. Kelly and Walsh. Shanghai, Hongkong, Singapore, Yokohama, Hankow. 1921. Octavo. 86pp. Colour frontispiece. 40 further photo plates, numerous pen and ink sketches. Original blue cloth, gilt to spine and upper board with vignette. Slightly faded, light wear. Occasional faint toning. Signature "Amory" to ffep. Chinese red booksellers stamp to ffep and title. Small vestige of a tipped in letter to ffep. Samuel Cornell Plant (1866-1921) Know as Pu Lan Tian. The first shipmaster to command a merchant steamer on the Upper Yangtze River through gorges from Yichang to Chongqing. Plant created the Sichuan Steam Navigation Company, providing the first steam service on the Upper Yangtze as Captain of SS Shutung and SS Shuhun. From his houseboat, The Junie, he charted the waters of the gorges. "Plant installed the river's navigational marks, established signaling systems, wrote a manual for shipmasters, and trained hundreds of foreign and Chinese pilots." [A.C. Bromfield & Rosemary Lee, "The Life and Times of Captain Samuel Cornel Plant, Master Mariner and Senior Inspector, Upper Yangtze River, Chinese Maritime Customs," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Branch, Vol. 41 (2001)]

$100.13

Biographies of twelve Chinese great scholars 中國學士圖 Zhongguo xue shi tu
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Biographies of twelve Chinese great scholars 中國學士圖 Zhongguo xue shi tu

By Anon

Octavo. Accordion fold. Early twentieth century. 10 watercolour paintings on two layers, silk with borders in contrast woven silk, each faced with accompanying biographical text in Chinese and English. Edges gilt. Original wooden boards with carved vignette coloured in green to upper board 福 = Fu = Blessing. Title plate in Chinese in red and black to endpaper: 中國古代名人圖 = Zhongguo gu dai ming ren tu = Ancient Chinese Celebrities. Error in English title which should read Ten, not Twelve. (Yang Kwei-Shan / Li Chung-Ting / Su Wen-Chung / Chu Wen-Kung / Pai Wen Kung / Li Tai-Pai / Yen Chung-Chieh /Han Wen-Kung / Major General Wang / Tigar Head Koo). Not held in the British Library. No copies held in any UK libraries.

$66.76

A tour throughout the whole of France; or, new topographical and historical sketch of all its most important and interesting cities, towns, forts, castles, palaces, islands, harbours, bridges, rivers, antiquities, &c. &c.
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A tour throughout the whole of France; or, new topographical and historical sketch of all its most important and interesting cities, towns, forts, castles, palaces, islands, harbours, bridges, rivers, antiquities, &c. &c.

By Barnes, John

First edition. Printed and sold by William Darton, Jun. London. 1815.112, (3), 4pp publisher's ads. Folding engraved map, 12 copper engraved plates, (carriages and trades etc.) all in the original uncoloured state. Contemporary quarter calf, plain boards. Faded gilt lettering and rules to spine. Worn, with loss to head and foot of spine. Hinges and joints cracked, but holding. Closed tear to map and fold professionally repaired with paper tape. Staining from binding overlay to top corner of fep and ffep. Lightly toned, with some ghosting from plates and occasional minor spots or marks. Neat signature to title page. "Scot" written in light pencil to upper margin of p4. Originally written as "A Key to Walker's Geographical Tour Through France". A board game, "a new Geographical Pastime" published by W. Darton and listed in the publisher's adverts at the rear of the volume. The entries for each place are given a numerical value on the itinerary around France, beginning in Calais, and ending in Paris, indexed at rear. An interesting early guide book format. John Barnes identified as the author of this work by the National Library of Scotland and other bibliographical sources as "Town Major in the East India Company's Service". Author of A Tour through the Island of St Helena. 1817.

$60.08

Views of the Isle of Wight with guide book. The Isle of Wight. Its towns, antiquities, and objects of interest
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Views of the Isle of Wight with guide book. The Isle of Wight. Its towns, antiquities, and objects of interest

By Anon

T. Nelson and Sons. London. [1885]. 15cm x 10cm. 96pp. 12 chromolithographs. Text engravings. Original pictorial cloth, gilt, burgundy and black. Rubbed to corners and spine. Occasional spotting. Plates slightly cropped to base. Upper corner tips of last three pages trimmed. Images not affected.

$40.05

Walker’s Map of Berkshire
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Walker’s Map of Berkshire

By Walker, C.

Folding linen backed, hand coloured map, 42 x 35.5cm, folding to: 12.5x 9.5cm, in the original embossed cloth covers, sl. worn, with original paper label, lower corner chipped. Information on Population in 1841, Fairs, Rivers, Distances, Market Days.

$46.73

Six months’ residence and travels in Mexico; containing remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural productions, state of society, manufactures, trade, agriculture, and antiquities, &c.
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Six months’ residence and travels in Mexico; containing remarks on the present state of New Spain, its natural productions, state of society, manufactures, trade, agriculture, and antiquities, &c.

By Bullock, W

First edition. John Murray. London. 1824. Royal octavo. xii, 532pp. 15 plates: 4 handcoloured, 11 uncoloured. Folding map of Ancient Mexico, reinforced to folds. Lacks the frontispiece and map of New Mexico. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, rubbed and showing wear. Spine in six compartments with raised bands and gilt rules. Chipped leather label. Ink splashes p204-8. Title cropped to upper margin. First two plates cropped to margins, images unaffected. Slightly strained at 222-3. Map unattached. Some spotting. Toning to plates and map. Signature of J. M. Joseph dated Feb /90 to ffep. William Bullock (1773-1849) English traveller, collector, goldsmith, antiquarian and naturalist. Bullock first visited Mexico in 1822 when he was involved in Silver mine speculation. Whilst there he received a gift from the Mexican Government of the silver mine of Del Bada near Themascaltpec in recognition of his researches. He brought back many valuable artefacts, including the original map of the ancient city, made by order of the emperor for Cortez, which were mounted in an exhibition in the Egyptian Hall, known as Bullock's Museum, London. Sabin 9140

$200.27

Travels through Europe, in several letters to the Counsellor Amato Danio
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Travels through Europe, in several letters to the Counsellor Amato Danio

By Careri, Dr John Gemelli

First edition. Printed by arrangement from Messrs Churchill for John Walton; Tho. Wotton; Samuel Birt; Daniel Browne; Thomas Osborn; John Shuckburgh; and Henry Lintot. London. 1732. Folio. p.43-142. (99)pp. Two column text. Engraved tailpiece. The first English publication of this translation of Careri's travels through Italy, France, England, The Low Countries, The Empire and Austria. Extracted from A Collection of Voyages and Travels, some now first printed from original MSS by Awnsham and John Churchill. Vol. VI. 43-142. Removed from the larger volume, thus lacking boards, sewn and intact with original spine strip. Final page partially detached at base. A couple of spots/browning, otherwise crisp and bright. All edges sprinkled red.

$46.73

Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773
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Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773

By Bruce, James of Kinnaird, Esq.

The third edition, corrected and enlarged. Vol. VIII. Containing the plates and maps. Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for Archibald Constable and Company and Manners and Miller, Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London. 1813. Quarto. 26pp. 79 engraved plates, some folding, and 3 folding maps. Contemporary half calf, gilt to spine, marbled boards. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Block tightly bound, crisp and bright. No loose pages. Boards detached and present. Areas of loss to spine strip. Some offsetting to title page from frontispiece, and to p 26 from the first plate. Light spotting to frontis., first plate and last plate, otherwise very bright and crisp with few minor foxing spots and paper faults. Maps intact. Bookplate of Professor R. M. Gordon M.D. to lower board. Rupert Montgomery Yeats Gordon (1893-1961) OBE(1938) BA Dubl(1914) MB BCh BAO Dubl(1916) DTM Liverp(1919) DPH Liverp(1920) MD Dubl(1920) ScD Dubl(1933) MRCP(1936) FRCP(1941) Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Parasitology in the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Luigi Balugani made the sketches and maps, his contribution never acknowledged by Bruce. Balugani died in Gondar; the true circumstances of his death will probably never be known. Each engraving carries the imprint London Published Octr 1st 1804 by Longman & Co. Heath, Sc. The first map "To The Right Revd. John Lord Bishop of Carlisle. This Map shewing the Tract of Solomon's Fleet in their Three Years Voyage from the Elanitic Gulf to Ophir and Tarshish the necessity of Employing in that space of time is Dedicated by his Most Obedient Servant James Bruce". Signed J. Walker, Sculpt. The second map "To My Worthy and Learned Friend The Honourable Daines Barrington This Plan of the Attempts to Arrive at the Source of the Nile is dedicated by his most Obliged and faithful Humble Servant James Bruce" The third map "To The King. This Map, Containing a Chart of the Arabian Gulf, with its Egyptian, Ethiopian and Arabian Coasts. from Suez to Bab el Mandeb. A Journey through Abyssinia to Gondar, its Capital. From thence to the Source of the Nile. The Whole of that River from its Source to the Mediterranean. Now first laid down from Astronomical Observations of all those points necessary to Ascertain the form of its course. The Return by Sennaar and the Great Desert of Nubia and Beja. All laid down by actual survey with the largest and most perfect instruments now in use. By His Majesty's most dutiful and faithful Subject & Servant James Bruce". Signed J. Walker Sculpt. Margaret Street Cavendish Square.

$333.78

The History of Commodore Anson’s Voyage Round the World, at the Commencement of the late Spanish War. Performed in three Years and nine Months, viz. from September 1740 to June 1744
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The History of Commodore Anson’s Voyage Round the World, at the Commencement of the late Spanish War. Performed in three Years and nine Months, viz. from September 1740 to June 1744

By [Walter, Richard]

Printed; and sold by the Booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland. London. 1764. 12mo. Title, (bl.), (2), 232pp. Including index. Half calf, spine in five compartments with raised bands, gilt and blind tooling, leather label with gilt lettering. Marbled boards and endpapers. Loss to base of spine strip. Upper hinge cracked. Wear to corners and edges. Intermittent spotting and light toning. A crisp, firm text block. "Apparently similar to SABIN 1636 but three years earlier in date, and without the attribution to "a Midshipman on board the Centurion". Often attributed to "John Philips" which may have been a pseudonym, since that name is not listed on the Centurion's muster roll; Sabin attributed authorship to Richard Walter. ESTC T90060 SABIN 101190. UK holdings at the British Library and Cambridge University. [The Gale ebook, a copy of the BL holding, has had a frontispiece portrait added from the 1767 edition. The original does not possess a frontispiece.]

$267.02

The Voyage of the \'Discovery\'. Scott\'s Last Expedition
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The Voyage of the 'Discovery'. Scott's Last Expedition

By Scott, Captain R. F. R.N., C.V.O.

John Murray. London. nd. 11cm x 17cm. Advertising flyer for Scott's Last Expedition and The Voyage of the Discovery. Printed on both sides. Text and vignette to each.

$13.35

Fighting the Polar Ice
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Fighting the Polar Ice

By Fiala, Anthony

Hodder & Stoughton. London. nd. [c.1906]. 8.5cm x 14cm. Postcard advertising the publication of "The most significant book on the subject since Nansen's" Printed in dark green. Unused.

$13.35

A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Year 1790; containing an account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale; the Character and Arts of the People of India; with some remarkable religious rites of the inhabitants of Bengal
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A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Year 1790; containing an account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale; the Character and Arts of the People of India; with some remarkable religious rites of the inhabitants of Bengal

By Grandpre, L. de

First American edition. Printed by David Carlisle for W. Pelham, and W. P. & L. Blake. Boston. 1803. 12mo. 300pp. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments with leather label. Showing some wear to corners and head and foot of spine, small nicks, rubbing and abrasions etc commensurate with age. Slightly strained at title and at 227. Variable foxing and toning, as usual, particularly to the index and last few pages. Louis Marie Joseph Ohier de Grandpré (1761 - 1846) was a French navy officer and former slave trader. Between 1789 and 1790, Grandpré toured the Indian Ocean, beginning at Île de France (Mauritius), and included visits to India, the Seychelles, Vietnam (then Cochin China), Yemen, and Sri Lanka.

$113.48

Italy from the Alps to Naples. Handbook for travellers
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Italy from the Alps to Naples. Handbook for travellers

By Baedeker, Karl

Second edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. T. Fisher Unwin. London. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1909. Octavo. xxxviii, 398pp. All maps and plans as published, all pristine. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. All edges marbled. Double woven bookmarks. Publisher's adverts to feps. Map to reps. Two pink tickets Trieste - Fasana (Societa di Navigazione a Vapora "Istria Trieste") loosely inserted. The last pre WWI edition. Hinrichsen E177

$33.38

Cook\'s tourist handbook for Holland, Belgium, The Rhine and Black Forest. With maps and plans
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Cook's tourist handbook for Holland, Belgium, The Rhine and Black Forest. With maps and plans

By [Cook]

Thomas Cook & Son. London. 1901. Small octavo. vi, (1), 460pp. (4bl), 47pp adverts. Endpaper adverts. 12 maps and plans. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Some foxing/toning and spotting, but firmly bound and all maps intact. Some darkening to edge of upper board. Light wear.

$26.70

The Eastern Mediterranean. A cruise guide to ports of call and shore excursions.  Hachette World Guides under the direction of Francis Ambriere. WITH Israel Port of Call and Shore Excursions Supplement.
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The Eastern Mediterranean. A cruise guide to ports of call and shore excursions. Hachette World Guides under the direction of Francis Ambriere. WITH Israel Port of Call and Shore Excursions Supplement.

By Janicot, Claude; Hardman J. S. transl.

Hachette. Paris. 1967. Octavo. 461pp. Text maps and plans. Map to fep. Publisher's adverts to rep. Original blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Viking ship vignette to upper board. Two silk bookmarks. Endpapers lightly toned. Together with 17pp Supplement, also dated 1967, loosely inserted. (The supplement is often missing)

$26.70

Norway, Sweden and Denmark, with excursions to Iceland and Spitzbergen. Handbook for travellers
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Norway, Sweden and Denmark, with excursions to Iceland and Spitzbergen. Handbook for travellers

By Baedeker, Karl

Tenth edition, revised and augmented. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. T. Fisher Unwin. London. Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1912. Octavo. lx, 478pp. All maps and plans as published. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. All edges marbled. Double bookmarks. A little wear to head and small tear to tail of spine, and rubbing to corners. First four pages with tiny dogears. No misfolding or tears. Lacks the grammar booklet which was designed for removal. Flyer for Sifton, Pread & Co. The Map House, printed in red, tipped in to ffep. Hinrichsen E233a

$37.38

Austria. Together with Budapest, Prague, Karlsbad, Marienbad. Handbook for travellers
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Austria. Together with Budapest, Prague, Karlsbad, Marienbad. Handbook for travellers

By Baedeker, Karl

Twelfth revised edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. George Allen and Unwin. London. Chas. Scribner's Sons. New York. 1929. Octavo. lxiv, [16], 518pp. All maps and plans as published, no misfolding or protrusions. Short closed attachment tear to frontispiece map. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine (faded) and to upper board. All edges marbled. Woven bookmark. Publisher's adverts to feps. Map to reps. Small indentation from elastic band to lower edge of upper board. Hinrichsen E59

$33.38

Les Etats - Unis avec une excursion au Mexique. Manuel du voyageur
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Les Etats - Unis avec une excursion au Mexique. Manuel du voyageur

By Baedeker, Karl

Second edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. Paul Ollendorff. Paris. 1905. Octavo. lxii, 620pp. Maps and plans as published. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Publisher's adverts to fep. All edges marbled. Double woven bookmark in green and red. First and last maps a little toned, all others pristine, with no misfolding or protrusion. Frontispiece map tear repaired to verso, with short closed fold tear. Slightly faded. Light water stain to extreme top edge of a few pages. Only two editions published in French, this being the last. Hinrichsen F226

$66.76

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