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Travels and Exploration

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A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, in the Years 1818, 19, and 20; Accompanied by Geographical Notices of Soudan, and of the Course of the Niger. With a Chart of the Routes, and a Variety of Coloured Plates, Illustrative of the Costumes of the Several Natives of Northern Africa., Lyon, G. F.
41 Lyon, G. F. A Narrative of Travels in Northern Africa, in the Years 1818, 19, and 20; Accompanied by Geographical Notices of Soudan, and of the Course of the Niger. With a Chart of the Routes, and a Variety of Coloured Plates, Illustrative of the Costumes of the Several Natives of Northern Africa.
London John Murray 1821 First Edition Hardcover 
xii, 383pp. Modern brown half calf over marbled boards, spine with five raised bands, black calf labels lettered in gold and gold decorations. Binding signed by Starr Bookworks. Large foldout map of a route through the Regency of Tripoli and Kingdom of Fezzan, seventeen inserted plates with hand-colored illustrations. Very mild scattered foxing else a near fine copy. ; Quarto 
Price: 4500.00 USD
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The Western World; or, Travels in the United States in 1846-47; Exhibiting Them in Their Latest Development, Social, Political, and Industrial; Including a Chapter on California. With a New Map of the United States, Showing Their Recent Territorial  Acquisitions, and a Map of California., Mackay, Alexander
42 Mackay, Alexander The Western World; or, Travels in the United States in 1846-47; Exhibiting Them in Their Latest Development, Social, Political, and Industrial; Including a Chapter on California. With a New Map of the United States, Showing Their Recent Territorial Acquisitions, and a Map of California.
London Richard Bentley 1850 Third Edition Hardcover 
In three volumes. 342pp; 324pp; 374pp. Original publisher's cloth stamped in blind on the sides and in blind and gold on the spines. Folding map. "In extent and variety of subject it stands alone among American travels." Spectator. Many leaves unopened. With the bookplates of L. A. Brandenbury on the front pastedown endpapers, small bookdealer label to front pastedown endpaper of volume one. Some wear to extremities, light fading to spines, tiny private library sticker on the front panel of volume three. A very good set. Howes M117. Sabin 43351. ; Octavo 
Price: 250.00 USD
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43 Melish, John Travels in the United States of America, in the Years 1806 & 1807, and 1809, 1810 & 1811; Including an Account of Passages Betwixt America and Britain, and Travels Through Various Parts of Great Britain, Ireland, and Upper Canada. In Two Volumes.
Philadelphia Printed for the Author 1812 First Edition Hardcover 
xxii, [2], vii, [2], 10-444pp; ix, 492pp. Contemporary half leather over marbled boards, spines lettered in gold. With seven maps and three foldout tables. Lacks the map of the United States. With the bookplates of Eugene L. Bestor on the front endpapers. Light toning to text, sporadic foxing and staining, light wear to extremities. A very good set. Howes M496. Sabin 47436. ; Octavo 
Price: 2000.00 USD
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Observations, Moral, Literary, and Antiquarian, Made During a Tour Through the Pyrennees, South of France, Switzerland, the Whole of Italy, and the Netherlands, in the Years 1814 and 1815., Milford, John
44 Milford, John Observations, Moral, Literary, and Antiquarian, Made During a Tour Through the Pyrennees, South of France, Switzerland, the Whole of Italy, and the Netherlands, in the Years 1814 and 1815.
London Printed by T. Davison 1818 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. xvi, 369pp; ix, 282pp. Brown half calf over marbled boards, spines decorated in gold with morocco labels also lettered in gold. Some rubbing, light wear to extremities. A very good+ set. ; Octavo 
Price: 750.00 USD
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45 Moerlein, George A Trip Around the World.
Cincinnati M. & R. Burgheim, Publishers 1886 First Edition Hardcover 
205pp. Original red pictorial cloth, all edges gilt. With 110 illustrations, printed in oil colors. A near fine copy with a few minor spots to the front panel and very mild fading to the spine. ; Quarto 
Price: 250.00 USD
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46 Norman, B. M. Rambles in Yucatan; or, Notes of Travel Through the Peninsula, Including a Visit to the Remarkable Ruins of Chi-Chen, Kabah, Zayi, and Uxmal. With Numerous Illustrations.
New York J. & H. G. Langley 1843 Third Edition Hardcover 
304pp. Contemporary full tree calf, spine with brown leather label lettered in gold. Frontispiece, title vignette, twenty-three inserted plates, map of Yucatan, and several in-text illustrations. The appendix includes A Brief Maya Vocabulary, Tradition of the Mexican Natives Respecting Their Migration from the North, Traits of the Mosaic History Found Among the Azteca Nations, Ancient Languages of the First Inhabitants of America, and more. The name Edwin Clarke is lettered in gold on the spine and his name is signed in pencil on the front free endpaper. With the neat bookplate of mining engineer Franklin Wheaton Smith, designed by Robert W. Hyde. Light scattered foxing throughout, some wear to extremities, one plate partially detached. A very good copy. Sabin 55494.; Octavo 
Price: 300.00 USD
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47 Reynolds, J. N. Voyage of the United States Frigate Potomac, Under the Command of Commodore John Downes, During the Circumnavigation of the Globe, in the Years 1831, 1832, 1833, and 1834; Including a Particular Account of the Engagement at Quallah-Battoo, On the Coast of Sumatra; with All the Official Documents Relating to the Same.
New York Harper & Brothers 1835 First Edition Hardcover 
x, [1], vi-x, [1], 12-560pp + 32pp of publisher's advertisements. Original blue cloth stamped in gold on the spine panel. With engravings. Cloth is worn at the extremities and the spine panel is faded. Small stain to the lower edge of the first few leaves, plates show some splits at folds. A good+ copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 400.00 USD
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48 Schoolcraft, Henry R. Narrative of an Expedition Through the Upper Mississippi to Itasca Lake, the Actual Source of This River; Embracing an Exploratory Trip Through the St. Croix and Burntwood (or Broule) Rivers; in 1832.
New York Harper & Brothers 1834 First Edition Hardcover 
307pp + errata. Original boards with paper label on the spine panel. Complete with five maps, two of which are foldout. Cloth is faded and with a few spots, light edge wear, label on the spine is almost completely gone. Internally clean with mild foxing. A very good copy. ; Octavo 
Price: 650.00 USD
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In Darkest Africa, or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria., Stanley, Henry Morton
49 Stanley, Henry Morton In Darkest Africa, or the Quest, Rescue, and Retreat of Emin Governor of Equatoria.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1891 Hardcover 
In two volumes. xiv, 547pp; xi, 540pp. Green cloth stamped in gold on the cover and the spine. With two steel engravings, and one hundred and fifty illustrations and maps, and three folded maps in pockets. Light wear to extremities, mild foxing to top edges. A nice set. ; Octavo 
Price: 300.00 USD
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50 Stansbury, Howard Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, Including a Reconnoissance of a New Route Through the Rocky Mountains.
Washington, D.C. Robert Armstrong, Public Printer 1853 Hardcover 
495pp. Original brown cloth stamped in blind on the sides and lettered in gold on the spine. Frontispiece and fifty-six inserted plates. Lacks the Valley of the Jordan view. Several of the plates are not bound in the correct order. Scattered foxing throughout, fading to spine panel, light wear to extremities. A very good copy. Howes S884. ; Octavo 
Price: 250.00 USD
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51 Stokes, J. Lort Discoveries in Australia; with an Account of the Coasts and Rivers Explored and Surveyed During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, in the Years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43. By Command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty.
London T. and W. Boone 1846 First Edition Hardcover 
In two volumes. xii, 521pp; viii, 543pp. Bright red half morocco ruled in gilt on the covers and with ornate gilt decorations on the spines, marbled edges and endpapers. Neat bookplates on the front pastedown endpapers. With many engravings and in-text illustrations. Includes eight folding maps housed in two pockets on the rear pastedown endpapers. A gorgeous set in terrific condition. ; Octavo 
Price: 5000.00 USD
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52 Warville, J. P. Brissot de New Travels in the United-States of America: Containing the Latest and Most Accurate Observations on the Character, Genius, and Present State of the People & Government of That Country; Their Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, & Finances; Quality and Price of Lands; Progress of the Settlements on the Ohio and Mississippi...
London Printed for J. S. Jordan 1797 Hardcover 
A new edition, corrected, with a portrait of the author. In two volumes. Contemporary full tree calf, spines elaborately decorated in gold and with green and red morocco labels lettered in gold, edges gilt. Portrait frontispiece. With the bookplates and stamps of prominent Boston merchant and patriot Benjamin Bussey. Wear to extremities, joints partially cracked. Internally clean. A very good- set. ; Octavo 
Price: 600.00 USD
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53 Weld, Isaac Travels Through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797.
London Printed for John Stockdale 1800 Third Edition Hardcover 
Third edition. xix, 427pp; viii, 376pp. Contemporary full tree calf, spines decorated in gold, black and green calf labels lettered and ruled in gold, board edges decorated in gold. With sixteen plates and maps. Bookplates of the Honorable James Butler on the front pastedown endpapers with the motto Comme Je Trouve. Corner tips worn, light scattered foxing. A very good+ set. Howes W235. ; Octavo 
Price: 1750.00 USD
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54 [Pacific Railroad Survey] Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. Made Under the Direction of the Secretary of War, in 1853-4, According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854, and August 5, 1854. Complete Set.
Washington, D.C. A. O. P. Nicholson 1855-60 First Edition Hardcover 
Twelve volumes in thirteen. Contemporary quarter calf over marbled boards (except the maps volume that was rebound in cloth). Profusely illustrated with hundreds of lithographs in color, engravings, woodcuts, foldouts. Light scattered foxing, volume twelve part one has two plates inserted, mild overall wear. Overall, a nice complete set, in better condition than usually found. Howes P3. ; Quarto 
Price: 10000.00 USD
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