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Biblio has a large collection of rare and antique travel and exploration books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and anyone who loves to travel should definitely look through the featured books below. Many of the rare travel and exploration books are multi-volume tomes complete with amazing illustrations, and others are small books that have magnificent bindings. If you love to see the world, be sure to check out the rare travel and exploration books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.



1773 FIRST VOYAGE CAPTAIN JAMES COOK HAWKESWORTH 1ST EDITION 3 VOL. SET FULL LEATHER 52 ILLUSTRATIONS FOLDOUT MAPS by Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks, John Hawkesworth

AN ACCOUNT OF THE VOYAGES. FOR MAKING DISCOVERIES IN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE 1773; Captain James Cook, Joseph Banks, John Hawkesworth; Cook's First Voyage Edition; 2nd/Best Edition Overall; London, W. Strahan, T. Cadell; Late 18th/Early 19th Century Rebou…

From Roga Books

$9,799.00


Takhlis al Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz OR al Rihla al Pariziyya (The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris) by Rifa'a al Tahtawi

Rifa'a Rafi' al Tahtawi (1801-1873) was born in the village of Tahta, Sohag, the same year the French troops evacuated Egypt. He was an Azharite recommended by his teacher and mentor Hassan El-Attar to be the chaplain of a group of students Mohammed Ali w…

From Archive

$5,000.00


All Around the World, An Illustrated Record of Voyages, Travels and Adventures in All Parts of the Globe Volume IV by Ainsworth, W.F. (Editor)

New York: Selmar Hess This heavy volume was one of a series of books on geography, history, and travel published by Selmar Hess of New York. Although undated, my research of similar volumes in this series indicates that it was published between 1866 and …

From Grimalkin Books

$247.99


VOYAGES AND TRAVELS or SCENES IN MANY LANDS, WITH 850 ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD AND STEEL of VIEWS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD; COMPRISING MOUNTAINS LAKES RIVERS PALACES CATHEDRALS CASTLES ABBEYS AND RUINS, TWO BOOK SET by LEO DE COLANGE, EDITOR

BOSTON: E.W. WALKER & CO., 1887 BEAUTIFUL LARGE, HEAVY BOOKS ABOUT VOYAGES AND TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD. VERY NICELY MADE, 1/3 LEATHER WITH LEATHER ON SPINE AND CORNERS, GOLD PRINT FRONT AND SPINE. TIGHT AND CLEAN THROUGHOUT. RED PAGE EDGING, MARBLING IN…

From Antique Books Den

$245.50


THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD, ANTARCTIC 1910 - 1913 by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Constable, London, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition, 2 volumes;Rare first edition of this Antarctic classic, which includes the 10 panoramic collotype plates that do not appear in later editions. Vol. …

From Polar Books

£1,350.00


MIR'AT AL HARAMAIN (VIEW OF THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES ) COMPLETE SET IN FIVE VOLUMES by EYUP SABRI PASHA (THE OTTOMAN ADMIRAL AYYUB SABRY) D. 1308 AH., 1890 AD

Istanbul: Matbaa-i Bahriye (the Navy press), 1883 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE ENCYCLOPAEDIA IN THE OTTOMAN TURKISH ABOUT THE ARABIAN PENINSULA AND THE TOW HOLY SANCTUARIES IN HEDJAZ BY THE W…

From Archive

$7,500.00


Arctic explorations: the second Grinnell expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 by KANE, Elisha Kent

1856 1st ed Elisha Kane Arctic Explorations Voyages Franklin Expedition Map 2v The Arctic Exploration, or 'Advance,' led by Elisha Kent Kane, was financed to find Sir John Franklin and his ship which was missing. While Franklin was never found, Kent and …

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


Dans le sillage d'Ulysse by Bérard, Victor

Album Odysséen. Photographies de Fred. Boissonnas. 1ère édition. 8 pp. + 265 héliogravures + 1 folding map h.t. 26,4x22,5 cm. Librairie Armand Colin, Paris, 1933. --- (...) Les photographies qui sont reproduites dans ce volume sont l'oeuvre de Fréd…

From Pelargos Bookstore, MBS

€800.00


SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST with QUEST EXPEDITION REPORT (Report on the Geological Collections made during the voyage of the Quest on the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition to the South Atlantic & Weddell Sea in 1921-1922 ) by Wild, Frank & Smith, W. Campbell, (Editor)(Quest preface by C.Tate Regan)

Cassell and Co Ltd, London, 1923. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST From the Official Journal and Private Diary Kept By Dr. A.H.Macklin: 1st Edition; xvi, 372pp, 51 plate leaves inclu…

From Polar Books

£1,026.38


SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. A Triumph. by LAWRENCE. T. E

Jonathan Cape. London. 1935. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 4to. Illustrated throughout with portraits, maps, plans and line drawings. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, raised bands, gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt decorative roll border on boards.…

From Paul Foster Books

£650.00


New Zealand Ferns. by Armstrong, C. C. [Mary Ann]

Dunedin, NZ, [late 1870s or 1880s]. Tall quarto (370 x 280mm). Original green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt and black. The contents comprise approximately 56 fern specimens mounted on the rectos of 16 card leaves with scientific names in manuscript,…

From Alembic Rare Books

£2,750.00


Peking studies by Catleen, Ellen

84 pp., hardcover, cloth covered boards with a photograph inserted, one coloured map and numerous photographic illustrations and black and white sketches by Schiff throughout the text. Binding is a bit loose.Outer cover has a few spots of staining.Corners…

From Radovan Skolnik

€1,200.00


Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt by Colonel Sir Charles W. Wilson (Edited by)

London: J. S. Virtue & Co, 1881-1884. Hardcover. Cloth/Boards with Gilt lettering. Original, Very Good Condition. Complete 4 volume set. Numerous engravings on steel and wood - 42 steel engraved plates, based on original drawings by Harry Fenn and J…

From PickfordsBooks

AU$1,955.00


FIRST EDITION OF HUMBOLDT'S TRAVELS IN ENGLISH: Personal narrative of travels to the equinoctial regions of the New Continent during the years 1799-1804. Vol.I [and] Vol.II. by Humboldt, Alexander von (1769-1859); Bonpland, Aimé (1773-1858); Williams, Helen Maria (trans., 1759-1827)

London: London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, Paternoster Row; J.Murray, Albemarle Street; and H.Colburn, Conduit Street, 1814. 1st Edition . Half leather. Very Good. First edition of first English translation, first two volumes of a series exte…

From Lyppard Books

£695.00


JOHN L. STODDARD'S LECTURES, COMPLETE IN 15 VOLUMES by JOHN L. STODDARD

CHICAGO & BOSTON: GEO. L. SHUMAN & CO., 1925 BEAUTIFUL SET OF BOOKS. PREPARED FROM STODDARD'S LECTURES AROUND THE WORLD. GREAT DETAIL, PICTURES, INFORMATION AND INSIGHT. FORMER LIBRAYSET WITH NORTH VERSAILLES PUBLIC LIBRARY IMPRINT IN FRONT. …

From Antique Books Den

$220.50


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