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Travel and Exploration

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.

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In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits.
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In Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits.

by National Geographic. Signed by Photographers William Albert Allard and Annie Griffiths Belt

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Washington, D. C.: National Geographic, 2004. Signed on the half-title page by two National Geographic Photographers: William Albert Allard, placed and dated Seattle Oct '04. Also signed by Annie Griffiths Belt placed and dated Seattle May 05. First edition / First printing. Brown paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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Men from Earth: An Apollo Astronaut's Exciting Account of America's Space Program.
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Men from Earth: An Apollo Astronaut's Exciting Account of America's Space Program.

by [Astronaut Memoir] Aldrin, Buzz, Jr.; McConnell, Malcolm.

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New York:: Bantam Books,, 1989.. First Printing of the First US Edition. A Fine tight, copy in a Fine, unclipped dust jacket. Signed & inscribed by Aldrin on the half title page. Aldrin was the second man to walk on the Moon and in this memoir he tells the story of America's race with the Russians to the moon as seen from inside NASA.
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Takhlis al Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz OR al Rihla al Pariziyya (The Extraction of Gold or an Overview...
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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

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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 was sending to Paris in 1826. Many student missions from Egypt went to Europe in the early 19th century to study arts and sciences at European universities and acquire technical skills such as printing, shipbuilding and modern military techniques. According to his memoir Rihla (Journey to Paris), Tahtawi studied ethics, social and political philosophy, and mathematics and geometry. He read works by Condillac, Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu and Bézout among others during his séjour in France. In 1831, Tahtawi returned home to be part of the statewide effort to "modernize" the Egyptian infrastructure and education. He undertook a career in writing and translation, and founded the School of Languages (also knowns as School of Translators) in 1835,… Read More
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The Frozen Deep
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The Frozen Deep

by Collins, Wilkie

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THE FROZEN DEEP BY WILKIE COLLINS, AUTHOR OF "THE WOMAN IN WHITE" AND "THE MOONSTONE". PUBLISHED BY WILLIAM F. GILL AND COMPANY, BOSTON, 1874, 1ST AMERICAN EDITION. ILLUSTRATED BY ALFRED FREDERICKS. USED. GOOD- CONDITION Green cloth boards with Black and gold gilt titling and ornamentation that remains fairly bright. Tight binding, bright pages. There is a liquid spill on a couple of pages as shown in our photos.
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The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed.
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The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed.

by McPHEE, John.

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1973. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Green cloth spine, orange paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. A superb copy!
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A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Four Volumes. (1909-1920)
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A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Four Volumes. (1909-1920)

by Phillip Lee Phillips; Library of Congress

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First edition, four volumes, 1909-1920, Washington. Overall very good condition in original bindings. Notable for the complete absence of library or ownership markings. The only marking I can find is an old pencil note on the front blank of volume 3. Includes bound in errata slips and a promotional leaf for the series laid in. The boards have some dings to the corners. Volume 3 has the most condition issues: shows the most outer wear with some stains on the edges and wear on spine and boards (see scans). Bindings are all sound, which I expect can be an issue with this heavy set. A quite decent usable set. Please see scans of the books you will receive.
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La Place de la Concorde Suisse.
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La Place de la Concorde Suisse.

by McPHEE, John

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New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1984. Signed on the title page by the author. First edition / First printing. Gray cloth. Very fine in very fine dust jacket.
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The Fairy Caravan
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The Fairy Caravan

by Potter, Beatrix

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Beatrix Potter: The Fairy Caravan. David McKay 1929 True First Edition, First American Edition. ILLUSTRATED BY BEATRIX POTTER. Library Bound. Exlib. Good+ condition/ no dj included. Boards are in nice condition. Pictorial Front Board illustration of horse caravan and all titling are VG. Gilt letter j appearing on spine is bright. Tight binding, pages bright. Some light foxing noted. Six colour plates, twenty full-page illustrations, and 42 textual drawings. Octavo. Original green cloth binding, All colour plates remain firmly affixed to binding.
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Jamaica Inn (With Rex Whistler Dust Jacket)
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Jamaica Inn (With Rex Whistler Dust Jacket)

by Du Maurier, Daphne

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By Daphne Du Maurier. Jamaica Inn, Doubleday & Company MXXXVI, BCE. 243 pages. INCLUDES RARE ORIGINAL REX WHISTLER 1ST EDITION UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. Fits volume size 5 3/8 X 8 1/8. Original cover price $4.50. Includes good condition Library bound. DJ is taped to the book. We consider offers.
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Eustratii Johannidis Zialowski, ... Brevis delineatio Ecclesiae orientalis graecae, nunquam...
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Eustratii Johannidis Zialowski, ... Brevis delineatio Ecclesiae orientalis graecae, nunquam antehac, nunc vero cum notis evulgata a Wolffgango Gundlingio

by ZIALOWSKI, Eustratius Johannides

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1681 1ed Greek Orthodox Zialowski Byzantine Voyage PERSIA Egypt Athanasian Creed
The 'Brevis Delineatio Ecclesiae' is a 17th-century treatise on the history of the Greek orthodoxy, discussing the Greek church both in Greece and in Russia and the Middle East. Originally written by Eustratius Johannides Zialowski, this work covers the Greek Athanasian Creed and the religions formed from the Greek orthodox.
This 1681 first edition of Zialowski, edited by Wolfgang Gundling, includes accounts of Persian and Middle Eastern voyages such as those of Adam Olearius and Chrishoph Furer who both traveled into Egypt, Persia, and Palestine.
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ZIALOWSKI, Eustratius Johannides

Eustratii Johannidis Zialowski, ... Brevis delineatio Ecclesiae orientalis graecae, nunquam antehac, nunc vero cum notis evulgata a Wolffgango Gundlingio, ...
Noribergae [Nuremberg]: Literis A. Knorzii, 1681. 1st edition

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My Life Among the Eskimos Mawdsley Memoir #3
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My Life Among the Eskimos Mawdsley Memoir #3: the Baffinland Journals of Bernhard Adolph Hantzsch 1909-1911

by L.H. Neatby, Trans. & Ed.

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Translated from the German original and edited by L.N. Neatby. Grey cloth cover boards with black print. The dust cover has some small tears on the top and bottom edges. The binding is as new. The text block is clean, clear and unmarked with photographs in colour and black & white. There is a fine colour map of the exploration area of Baffin Island found in a pocket inside the back cover board. Signed by L.N. Neatby with compliments Exlibris
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Voyages dans l'océan Pacifique (Sud-Est) et descriptions de ses îles principales
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Voyages dans l'océan Pacifique (Sud-Est) et descriptions de ses îles principales

by KUBALSKI, Mikolaj Ambrozy

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1854 BEAUTIFUL BINDING Pacific Ocean Voyages Japan China Philippines Benyovszky
A rare historical book in an exquisite, decorative binding!
'Voyages of the Pacific Ocean,
by Mikolaj Kubalski, is a fascinating historical account of the various voyages in the Pacific Ocean, particularly those that explored Japan and China, Northern Asia and Russia, and the Philippines. This beautiful book includes information on the voyages of Hungarian explorer Maurice Benyovszky
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KUBALSKI, Mikolaj Ambrozy
Voyages dans l'océan Pacifique (Sud-Est) et descriptions de ses îles principales
Tours : A. Mame, 1854.

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· Size: ~7.5in X 4.5in (19cm x 12cm)
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Freemasonry in the Holy Land A narrative of masonic explorations made in 1868, in the land of...
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Freemasonry in the Holy Land A narrative of masonic explorations made in 1868, in the land of King Solomon and the two Hirams… Masonic Odes and Poems

by MORRIS, Robert

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1877 Freemasonry in Holy Land Voyages Masonic Poetry Eastern Star Robert Morris
Robert Morris was an important American Freemason poet who is chiefly remembered for creating the Order of the Eastern Star. He composed over 400 poems most of which dealt with the Eastern Star and Freemasonry. He voyaged to the Holy Land and wrote hymns and poems based on his experiences there. He also published a book describing his sights and discoveries in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt entitled 'Freemasonry in the Holy Land' which featured many of his poems and odes.
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MORRIS, Robert
Freemasonry in the Holy Land A narrative of masonic explorations made in 1868, in the land of King Solomon and the two Hirams… Masonic Odes and Poems
Chicago : Published for the author [by] Knight & Leonard, printers, 1877.

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Some memoirs of the life and works of George Edwards,  A tour through Monmouthshire and Wales...
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Some memoirs of the life and works of George Edwards, A tour through Monmouthshire and Wales made in the months of June and July 1774 and in the months of June and July and August 1777

by EDWARDS, George, WYNDHAM, Henry Penruddock

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1740 1ed Wyndham Tour in WALES & Monmouthshire Castles + Edward Science Memoirs
A curious pairing of two interesting 18th-century works – the 'Memoirs' of English naturalist George Edwards and Henry Wyndham's "Tour Through Monmouthshire and Wales".
Edwards studied birds and animals and covered them extensively in his writings which contains his descriptions of crocodiles and alligators, frog fish of Suriname, the Argus pheasant, the lynx, the Snake Eater bird, and others all of which included references to Carl Linneaus and his nomenclature.
The much more extensive portion of this book is dedicated to the report of Wyndham's 1774 and 1777 voyages through Wales and Monmouthshire. This book offers descriptions of iconic locations – castles, and cathedrals, and ruins mainly – and includes absolutely stunning engravings of the locations.
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EDWARDS, George
Some memoirs of the life and works of George Edwards.
London : Printed for J. Robson, 1776.
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Travels in Crete
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Travels in Crete

by Pashley, Robert

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First edition. Two Volumes. Large Paper Copy. Printed at The Pitt Press by John W. Parker, Printer to the University. Cambridge. John Murray. London. 1837. Imperial Octavo. 180mm x 275mm. Half-title, title, xl, 321pp. 5 tissue guarded litho plates Louis Haghe after Antonio Schranz [plus one supplied in facsimile: Megalo Kastron], Coins of Knossos plate, large folding plate: Inscription at Plu Monasteri (2 short closed attachment tears, creased to edges), 31 wood engravings, each mounted within the volume as indexed; half-title, title, ix, (1), (1), 326, errata (1)pp. 4 tissue guarded litho plates Louis Haghe after Antonio Schranz. (Closed tear to margin of mount of Rhythimnon plate - plate unaffected). Large folding litho map of Crete, a little toned, 25 wood engravings, each mounted within the volume as indexed, three of which have a dedicated full page. Original embossed cloth boards, spine renewed in maroon cloth with gilt lettering at some point in the past, when the endpapers were also renewed.… Read More
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