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Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824, by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the Late Doctor Oudney, Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from  Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire. With an Appendix., Denham, Dixon; Clapperton, Hugh
21 Denham, Dixon; Clapperton, Hugh Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824, by Major Denham, Captain Clapperton, and the Late Doctor Oudney, Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire. With an Appendix.
London John Murray 1826 First Edition Hardcover 
lxviii (misnumbered as xlviii), 335, 269, [2]pp. Recent full calf with raised bands and red leather labels lettered in gold on the spine. Frontispiece, thirty-two engraved inserted plates (one of which is hand-colored), four maps, seven in-text illustrations and a large foldout map of the routes of the travellers. Binding is in fine condition. Old dampstain to the fore edge partially affecting the plates, mild scattered foxing. A very good- copy. Graesse II.361. ; Quarto 
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Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824, by Major Denham, F. R. S., Captain Clapperton, and the Late Doctor Oudney, Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude,  and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Felatah Empire., Denham, Dixon; Clapperton, Hugh; Oudney, Walter
22 Denham, Dixon; Clapperton, Hugh; Oudney, Walter Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823, and 1824, by Major Denham, F. R. S., Captain Clapperton, and the Late Doctor Oudney, Extending Across the Great Desert to the Tenth Degree of Northern Latitude, and from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Felatah Empire.
London John Murray 1828 Third Edition Hardcover 
xii, 471pp; iv, 467pp. Contemporary full dark purple calf elaborately decorated in gold and blind on the sides, gilt stamped edges, gilt inside dentelles, spine decorated in gold and with brown morocco labels lettered in gold. Marbled endpapers, edges stained red. Engraved frontispiece, eight inserted plates (one in color), and large folding map of travels and discoveries in volume one; engraved frontispiece, folding map of Lake Tchad and folding map of Central Africa in volume two. Previous owners' names on the front free endpapers and flyleaves, light rubbing and wear to covers. In all a nice, very good+ set. Graesse II.361.; Octavo 
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A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany., Dibdin, Thomas Frognall
23 Dibdin, Thomas Frognall A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany.
London Printed for the Author, by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol 1821 First Edition Hardcover 
In 3 vols. 462pp + 80pp supplement; 555pp; 622pp + 63pp supplement. Finely bound by Giannini of Firenze in full light brown calf ruled in gold on the covers and lettered and ruled in gold on the spine. With eighty-three full-page steel portraits and views and sixty-three half page steel engravings on India paper. Some offsetting to the plates but a beautiful set in fine condition. ; Octavo 
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24 Dickens, Charles Pictures from Italy.
London Published for the Author, by Bradbury & Evans 1846 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by Palmer, Samuel 
269, [1]p. Contemporary green half morocco over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Illustrations by Samuel Palmer. Some wear to the extremities, a few scuffs and light rubbing to covers, joints a bit tender. A very good copy.; Octavo 
Price: 200.00 USD
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25 Dwight, Timothy Travels; in New-England and New-York. In Four Volumes.
New Haven, CT Published by Timothy Dwight 1821 First Edition Hardcover 
524pp; 527pp; 534pp; 527pp + errata slip tipped in. Contemporary full calf, black labels lettered in gold on the spines. With three foldout maps. Light wear to extremities. A very good+ set. ; Octavo 
Price: 500.00 USD
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The Critic in the Orient. The Critic in the Occident., Fitch, George Hamlin
26 Fitch, George Hamlin The Critic in the Orient. The Critic in the Occident.
San Francisco Paul Elder and Company 1913 First Edition Hardcover 
Two volumes. xx, 178pp. xx, 177pp. Brown half morocco over marbled boards, spines decorated with art noveau motif and lettered in gold, top edges gilt. With numerous illustrations and inserted plates. Previous owner's name on the verso of the front free endpapers. A fine set. ; Octavo 
Price: 250.00 USD
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Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828., Hall, Basil
27 Hall, Basil Travels in North America in the Years 1827 and 1828.
Philadelphia Carey, Lea & Carey 1829 First US Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. 322,; 339pp. Content leaves misbound. Original paper covered boards, paper labels on the spines. Spines chipped, wear to corners, old damp stains to top edges, scattered foxing. A good set. Howes H-47. Sabin 29725. ; 12mo 
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28 Hall, Francis Travel in Canada and the United States, in 1816 and 1817.
London Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1818 First Edition Hardcover 
543pp. Modern quarter calf over marbled boards, spine with raised bands, decorated in blind and with black leather label lettered in gold. Binding by Starr Bookworks. With foldout map. Blind library stamp to title, small number in pen on the verso of the title, very sporadic foxing. A bright, near fine copy. Howes H62. ; Octavo 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of Above Four Hundred of the Most Authentic Writers... Relating to Any Part of Asia, Afica, America, Europe... Also an Appendix, of the Remarkable Accidents at Sea... The Charters, Acts of Parliament, etc... All Original Papers Are Printed at Large... to Which Is Prefixed, a History of the Peopling of the Several Parts of the World, and Particularly of America..., Harris, John
29 Harris, John Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or, a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of Above Four Hundred of the Most Authentic Writers... Relating to Any Part of Asia, Afica, America, Europe... Also an Appendix, of the Remarkable Accidents at Sea... The Charters, Acts of Parliament, etc... All Original Papers Are Printed at Large... to Which Is Prefixed, a History of the Peopling of the Several Parts of the World, and Particularly of America...
London Printed for Thomas Bennet 1705 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. [14], lxvii, 826, [16]pp; [4], 928, 56, [12]pp. There are several pagination errors. Contemporary full paneled calf stamped in blind on the sides, spines elaborately decorated in gold and with brown and red labels lettered and decorated in gold, edges also decorated in gold. With engraved frontispieces, twenty-one inserted plates, nine maps (four large foldout and five double-spread), in-text illustrations. With the bookplates of noted businessman, banker and collector Richard Lather of New Rochelle, New York. Some wear to boards and spines. Internally extremely clean, with no wormholes. One of the plates has a narrow horizontal toning line. Overall, a nice, very good set. Sabin 30482. ; Folio 
Price: 12000.00 USD
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30 Heap, Gwinn Harris Central Route to the Pacific, from the Valley of the Mississippi to California: Journal of the Expedition of E. F. Beale, Superintendent of Indian Affairs in California, and Gwinn Harris Heap, from Missouri to California, in 1853.
Philadelphia Lippincott, Grambo, and Co. 1854 First Edition Hardcover 
136pp + 46pp of publisher's advertisements. Original green cloth stamped in blind on the sides and lettered in gold on the spine. With thirteen coloured plates. Old dampstain affecting the upper half of the text block, spine ends frayed, some soiling and fading to cloth. A good copy. Howes H375. Sabin 31175. ; Octavo 
Price: 750.00 USD
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31 Henderson, Ebenezer Iceland; or the Journal of a Residence in That Island, During the Years 1814 and 1815. Containing Observations on the Natural Phenomena, History, Literature, and Antiquities of the Island; and the Religion, Character, Manners, and Customs of Its Inhabitants. With an Introduction and Appendix. Illustrated with a Map and Engravings.
Edinburgh Printed for Oliphant, Waugh and Innes 1818 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. lxi, 377pp; vii, 412pp.Contemporary full calf, spine with black labels lettered in gold. With foldout map and sixteen plates (one more than called for). Boards are worn and stained, joints partially cracked, previous owner's name on the pastedowns and flyleaves, minor scattered foxing. A good set. ; Octavo 
Price: 600.00 USD
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32 Hood, Thomas Up the Rhine.
Frankfurt Charles Jugel 1840 First Edition Hardcover 
Contemporary half calf with gold lettering on the spine. With original embellishments. Inscription in pencil to front free endpaper, wear to edges and corner tips, scattered foxing throughout. ; 24mo 
Price: 50.00 USD
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33 Humboldt, Alexander de Researches, Concerning the Institutions & Monuments, of the Ancient Inhabitants of America, and Descriptions & Views of Some of the Most Striking Scenes in the Cordilleras!
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown 1814 First British Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. iv, 411pp; 324pp. Contemporary full calf, covers decorated in gold and blind, and with the crest of the Ellis family stamped in gold, edges decorated in gold, spines with five raised bands, lettered and decorated in gold and blind, gilt inner dentelles, marbled edges. Engraved title and twenty plates on nineteen sheets. With the bookplate of the Honourable George Welbore Ellis on the front pastedown endpapers. Date and later small owner labels also on the front pastedowns. Light wear to the edges, a few scuffs to leather but overall a nice and clean very good+ set. Sabin 33751. ; Octavo 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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A Voyage to South-America: Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces, &c. on that extensive Continent. Interspersed Throughout with Reflections on the Genius, Customs, Manners, and Trade of the Inhabitants; together with The Natural History of the Country. And an Account of Their Gold and Silver Mines., Juan, George; Ulloa, Antonio de
34 Juan, George; Ulloa, Antonio de A Voyage to South-America: Describing at Large the Spanish Cities, Towns, Provinces, &c. on that extensive Continent. Interspersed Throughout with Reflections on the Genius, Customs, Manners, and Trade of the Inhabitants; together with The Natural History of the Country. And an Account of Their Gold and Silver Mines.
London Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers 1758 First Edition Hardcover 
First edition in English. In two volumes. xvi, (8), 509pp + 3pp of advertisements; (6), 420, (18)pp. Full marbled calf decorated in gold on the sides and the edges, spine lettered and elaborately decorated in gold, marbled edges and endpapers. Seven copper engravings, six of which folding (with maps of Carthagena, Porto Bello and Lima). Some wear to extremities, short tear with small loss to the front board of volume I, internally very clean. A very good set. Sabin 36813. ; Octavo 
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The Expedition to Borneo of H. M. S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy: with Extracts from the Journal of James Brooke, Esq. of Sarawak, (Now Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General to the Sultan and Independent Chiefs of Borneo.) Third Edition. With an Additional Chapter, Comprising Recent Intelligence, by Walter K. Kelly., Keppel, Henry
35 Keppel, Henry The Expedition to Borneo of H. M. S. Dido for the Suppression of Piracy: with Extracts from the Journal of James Brooke, Esq. of Sarawak, (Now Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General to the Sultan and Independent Chiefs of Borneo.) Third Edition. With an Additional Chapter, Comprising Recent Intelligence, by Walter K. Kelly.
London Chapman and Hall 1847 Third Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes (volume two is the second edition from 1846). xiv, 429pp; viii, 237pp + appendix. Full tan calf decorated in blind and gold on the sides, in gold on the edges, spines richly decorated in gold with vessel figures, brown morocco labels lettered in gold. Lithographed frontispiece, four inserted plates and two foldout maps in volume one; lithographed frontispiece, five inserted plates, four foldout maps and one foldout table in volume two. Very mild wear, spines professionally repaired. A very good set in a really appealing binding. ; Octavo 
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A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea, and Beering Straits, for the Purpose of Exploring a North-East Passage, Undertaken in the Years 1815-1818, at the Expense of His Highness the Chancellor of the Empire, Count Romanzoff, in the Ship Rurick, Under  the Command of the Lieutenant in the Russian Imperial Navy, Otto von Kotzebue. Illustrated with Numerous Plates and Maps., Kotzebue, Otto von
36 Kotzebue, Otto von A Voyage of Discovery, into the South Sea, and Beering Straits, for the Purpose of Exploring a North-East Passage, Undertaken in the Years 1815-1818, at the Expense of His Highness the Chancellor of the Empire, Count Romanzoff, in the Ship Rurick, Under the Command of the Lieutenant in the Russian Imperial Navy, Otto von Kotzebue. Illustrated with Numerous Plates and Maps.
London Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1821 First British Edition Hardcover 
In three volumes. xv, 358pp; 433pp; 442pp. Contemporary tan half calf over marbled boards, spine stamped in black with brown and black labels lettered in gold, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece, three inserted plates, folding chart showing the course taken by the Rurick, and large folding chart of Beering's Strait in volume one; engraved frontispiece, two inserted plates, large folding chart of the Romanzoff's Islands, folding chart of the islands of Radack and Ralick, and chart of the Caroline Islands in volume two; engraved frontispiece, inserted drawing, and two charts of the Caroline Islands in volume three. All the frontispieces and inserted plates (with the exception of the drawing) are hand-coloured. Some rubbing to covers, mild wear to extremities, two closed tears to two of the folding maps, occasional foxing. A very good set. Graesse IV.46. Howes K-258. Sabin 38291. ; Octavo 
Price: 7500.00 USD
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A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788. Published Conformably to the Decree of the National Assembly, of the 22d of April, 1791, and Edited by M. L. A. Milet-Mureau, Brigadier General in the Corps of Engineers, Director of Fortifications, Ex-constituent, and Member of Several Literary Societies at Paris. In Three Volumes., La Perouse, Jean Francois Galaup de
37 La Perouse, Jean Francois Galaup de A Voyage Round the World, in the Years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788. Published Conformably to the Decree of the National Assembly, of the 22d of April, 1791, and Edited by M. L. A. Milet-Mureau, Brigadier General in the Corps of Engineers, Director of Fortifications, Ex-constituent, and Member of Several Literary Societies at Paris. In Three Volumes.
London Printed for J. Johnson 1798 First British Edition Hardcover 
x, 532pp; x, 498pp; viii, 446, 60pp. Contemporary half calf decorated in blind on the sides, lettered in gold and decorated in blind on the spines. With forty-one engraved plates (of forty-two), many foldout. The plate on page 176 of volume 2 was apparently not bound in this set. Three of the plates are bound out of order. Binders' tickets of E. Paul., Southampton. With the bookplates of Christopher Dain of Southampton on the front pastedown endpapers. Rubbing to covers, some wear to extremities, spines uniformly toned, light foxing to some of the plates. A very good set, internally extremely clean. Sabin 38963. ; Octavo 
Price: 3250.00 USD
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The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok., Leonowens, Anna Harriette
38 Leonowens, Anna Harriette The English Governess at the Siamese Court: Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok.
Boston Fields, Osgood, & Co. 1870 First Edition Hardcover 
x, 321pp. Original green pictorial cloth stamped in black and gold on the front panel and the spine panel. with illustrations from photographs presented to the author by the King of Siam. Basis for Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 hit musical The King and I. Spine ends and corner tips frayed, spot to rear panel, small spot to front panel. A bright, very good copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 600.00 USD
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Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806 by Captains Lewis and Clarke. Published from the Official  Report, and Illustrated by a Map of the Route, and Other Maps. A New Edition, in Three Volumes., Lewis, Meriwether; Clarke, William
39 Lewis, Meriwether; Clarke, William Travels to the Source of the Missouri River and Across the American Continent to the Pacific Ocean. Performed by Order of the Government of the United States, in the Years 1804, 1805, and 1806 by Captains Lewis and Clarke. Published from the Official Report, and Illustrated by a Map of the Route, and Other Maps. A New Edition, in Three Volumes.
London Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1815 Hardcover 
xxvi, 411pp; xii, 434pp; xii, 394pp. Half green morocco over marbled boards, spines with raised bands, decorated and lettered in gold, top edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Three maps in volume one (one large folding), three maps in volume two. Previous owners' names on the verso of the front free endpapers and flyleaves, some scattered foxing, short, closed tear to one of the full page maps. A nice, very good+ set. Howes L317. Sabin 40830. ; Octavo 
Price: 12000.00 USD
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40 Lumholtz, Carl Unknown Mexico: A Record of Five Years' Exploration Among the Tribes of the Western Sierra Madre; in the Tierra Caliente of Tepic and Jalisco; and Among the Tarascos of Michoacan.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1902 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. xxxii, 530pp; xv, 496pp. Original brick red cloth decorated in black, gold, and purple, and with cameo photographs affixed to front panels, top edge gilt, others uncut. Frontispieces, fifteen coloured plates, numerous illustrations, and two foldout maps. Professionally rebacked cloth spines with black labels lettered in gold, very mild wear to extremities, small spot to front panel of volume II. Internally very clean. A very good set.; Octavo 
Price: 200.00 USD
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