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Prutky, Remedios (ed. Arrowsmith-Brown, J.H.): Prutky's Travels to Ethiopia and other Countries.
London: The Hakluyt Society , 1991 First edition thus. HB. Blue cloth with gilt titles and ship motif to front, and dustjacket. 546pp. With frontis illustration and 4 maps in text. portrait of Maguire, and maps. Prutky was a Franciscan missionary who went to Ethiopia in 1751. Hakluyt Society Second Series vol. 174. Very Good+ in Fine protected jackets. Brown spotting to top edges. (Book ref. 20912) £12.00
Maguire, Rochfort (ed. Bockstoce, John): The Journal of Rochfort Maguire. 1852-1854. Two Volumes.
London: The Hakluyt Society , 1988 First edition thus. In two volumes. Second series volumes 169 - 170. HB. Blue cloth with gilt titles and ship motif to front, and dust jacket. Vol.1: 318pp. With b & w illustrations in text including frontis portrait of Maguire, and maps. Vol.2 : continued to 584pp, with b & w illustrations in text and folding map. Two Years at Point Barrow, Alaska, aboard HMS Plover in the search for John Franklin. Hakluyt Society Second Series vols.169-70. Near Fine in Fine protected jackets. Light brown spotting to top edges. (Book ref. 20907) £18.00
Halley, Edmond (ed. Thrower, Norman J.W.): The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the Paramore. 1698-1701. Two Volumes.
London: The Hakluyt Society , 1981 First edition thus. In two volumes. Second series, volumes 156 & 157. HB. Blue cloth with gilt titles and ship motif to front, and dust jacket. Vol.1: 392pp. With b & w illustrations in plates including frontis portrait of Halley, and maps in text. Vol.2 is a portfolio of maps, consisting of The Channel Chart (2 folding maps) and the Atlantic Chart (one folding map), in a pocket bound in matching blue cloth and jacket as Vol.1. Hakluyt Society Second Series Vol. 156. Near Fine in Fine protected jackets. Light browning to top edge of volume 1. (Book ref. 20894) £18.00
Conolly, Violet: Soviet Tempo. A Journal of Travel in Russia.
London: Sheed & Ward, 1938 Second impression of a book first pub. in 1937. HB. Red cloth, no dustjacket. 189pp. With line drawings in plates by Bryan de Grineau. Good+. Covers largely clean,smudge to back, some fade to spine cloth. Pages clean but edge browned, top edge dusted. (Book ref. 20826) £12.00
Coleman, John: Coleman's Drive from Buenos Aires to New York in a Vintage Baby Austin.
London: Faber and Faber, 1962 First edition. HB. Grey cloth, with red titles, red and black car motifs, and dustjacket. 260pp. With 16 b&w photo plates and 3 maps. Good in Good protected jacket. Covers clean, lightly browned edges. Page edges browned and marked, most pages clean but a few have small marginal stains. Jacket grubby with abrasions and small losses to edges. (Book ref. 20825) £11.00
Baedeker, Karl: Palestine and Syria with Routes through Mesopotamia and Babylonia and the Island of Cyprus.Handbook for Travellers.
Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1912 Fifth edition, 'remodelled & augmented.' HB. Red cloth covered flexible card covers with gilt titles. Marbled edges. 462pp. With 21colour maps, 56 plans, and a panorama of Jerusalem. With 2 linen placemarks. Good overall: light marks to covers and rubbing to corners. Gilt bright. Pages clean, but panorama (with 2 adjoining pages) is detached - the panorama itself is in good condition. Binding otherwise sound but includes staples which have rusted, staining small area of paper around. (Book ref. 20818) £120.00
Trend, J.B.: Spain from the South.
London: Darf Publishers, 1990 New impression of a book first published in 1928. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 256pp. With 16 b&w photos in plates. A journey through the Moorish regions of Spain. Fine in Very Good protected jacket, which has light edge creasing and a few small marks. (Book ref. 20809) £14.00
Pennington, L.E. (Editor): The Purchas Handbook Studies of the life, times and writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626
London: The Hakluyt Society 1997 2 volumes. Second series, volumes 185 & 186. HB. xv 811pp, illustrations. Light sunning to dust jacket spines (heavier to vol 2), with minor edgewear. Very Good in Very Good dust jackets. (Book ref. 20756) £35.00
Lorimer, Joyce: English and Irish Settlement on the River Amazon 1550-1646
London: The Hakluyt Society 1989 Second Series, Volume 171. HB, xxvi, 499pp, 5 outline maps, 5 contemporary maps. Slight yellowing to foredge. Light sunning to dust jacket spine. A near Fine copy in Very Good+ dust jacket. (Book ref. 20751) £15.00
Lamb, W Kaye (Editor): The Voyage of George Vancouver 1791-1795
London: The Hakluyt Society 1984 4 volumes set. Second Series, Volumes163-166. HB, xx, 1752pp, maps, illustrations. Light edgewear and minor spotting to top edges. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20758) £65.00
Huntingford, G.W.B.: The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
London: The Hakluyt Society 1980 Translated from the Greek and edited by G W B Huntingford. With some Extracts from Agatharkhides 'On the Erythraean Sea'. with laid in errata slip. HB, Second Series, Volume 151. Sunning to dust jacket spine otherwise a Fine copy in near Fine dust jacket. (Book ref. 20749) £30.00
Hoare, Michael E: The Resolution Journal of Johann Reinhold Forster 1772-1775
London: The Hakluyt Society 1982 4 volumes set. Second Series, Volumes152-155. HB, xvii, 831pp, sketch maps, illustrations. V. light sunning to dust jacket spines, light edgewear and minor darkening to top edge. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. (Book ref. 20753) £45.00
Hair, Paul (Editor): Barbot on Guinea the Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678-1712
London: The Hakluyt Society 1992 2 volumes. Second series, volumes 175 & 176. HB. cxxv, 916pp. Very slight sunning to dust jacket spines. Pages of volume 2 had been slightly damp but pages are now only very slightly marked to top edge. A Very Good set in Very Good dust jackets. (Book ref. 20750) £22.00
Foote, P.G. (Editor): Olaus Magnus A Description of the Northern Peoples Rome 1555
London: The Hakluyt Society 1996 3 volumes set. Second Series, Volumes 182,187, 188. HB, xciii, 1247pp, tables, woodcut illustrations. Light sunning to dust jacket spine. Near Fine copy in Very Good+ dust jackets. (Book ref. 20752) £60.00
Dunmore, John (Editor): The Journal of Jean-Francois de Galaup de la Peerouse 1785-1788
London: The Hakluyt Society 1994 2 volumes. Second series, volumes 179 & 180. HB. ccxl, 613pp, illustrations and maps. Light sunning to dust jacket spines. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jackets. (Book ref. 20755) £35.00
Barr, William & Williams, Glyndwr (Editors): Voyages in Search of a Northwest Passage 1741-1747
London: The Hakluyt Society 1994 2 volumes. Second series, volumes 177 & 181. HB. Vol 1 The Voyage of Christopher Middleton 1741-1742, xii, 333pp; Vol 2 - the Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith, 1746-1747 xv, 393pp, illustrations and maps. Light sunning to dust jacket spines with minor rubbing and light edgewear. Very Good in Very Good dust jackets. (Book ref. 20757) £22.00
Wilmshurst, J & E.: Taken Home
London: Farncombe and Sons, 1890s Fourth edition. Undated but probably 1890s from contents. HB. Blue cloth with gilt title and stamped floral decorations to front. 70pp. With b & w photo plate to frontis. The life of John E. Wilmshurst, son of the authors, who died aged 18 in 1894, including extracts from his diary of a sea voyage to Australia. Written from a Christian viewpoint. E. Wilsmhurst wrote other religious books (listed at back by publisher). Good: boards have lightly rubbed edges and small stain over title. Pages clean, a few light marks and prize label to endpapers. (Book ref. 20115) £11.00
Cursetjee, C.M. (ed. Rich, Paul).: A Voyage in the Gulf. C.M. Cursetjee's The Land of the Date.
Cambridge: Allborough Publishing, 1991 New edition, based on the 1918 edition of The Land of the Date, edited and with an introduction by Paul Rich. Paperback, soft cover. Pictorial card wrappers. 196pp. Cursetjee's account of his voyage in 1916 from Bombay to Basra. Allborough Middle East Classics series. Near Fine. Clean pages; minor crease to back wrapper. (Book ref. 20710) £15.00
Bowring, Richard & Kornicki, Peter (eds.): The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Japan.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993 First edition. HB, 22x29cms. Cloth, and dustjacket. 400pp. Richly illustrated with over 300 mostly colour photos, and 87 colour maps and charts. Maps to endpapers. With texts by 50 contributors, divided into large themes from geography, history, the arts to society and politics. Fine in Fine protected jacket. (Book ref. 20706) £49.00
Somerville, E.O.E. & Ross, Martin: In the Vine Country.
London: W. H. Allen, 1893 First edition thus (originally printed in magazine The Lady's Pictorial). HB. Green pictorial cloth (which curiously bears a Dublin publisher's name on spine). 237pp. With attractive b&w photo-lithographic illustrations in plates and text by F.H.Townsend from sketches by E.Somerville. Travels in France. Fair to Good condition. Covers with a few small marks, rubbed corners and spine ends. Binding is slack with cracked hinges but pages held. Most pages clean, a few have spots and marks. Endpapers browned. (Book ref. 20688) £75.00