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  • Topic: Travel & Exploration: pre-1900

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[William George Browne, Claude Etienne Savary, Constantin-Francois de Volney] (edited by anon):
The Modern Traveller: Vol. III: Containing the Compressed Travels of Browne, Savary, and Volney in Africa. [Egypt, Libya].

London: Geo Cawthorn, British Library: and others: 1800. Apparently first thus. (ii), x, 416pp. Name in ink practised at head of both contents page and page 1. Light toning or foxing to pages, and protruding uncut fore-edges and bottom edges are soiled. 12mo, 16 x 9.5 cms, in publishers' plain boards of an indeterminate green, patinized by history, with new green paper spine with white label. Compact digest of Browne's, Savary's and Volney's travels in Egypt, and Browne's travels in Libya: prelims include ten useful contents pages. VG.

Price: £70.00


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Blomfield, Rev. E.:
A General View of the World, Geographical, Historical and Philosophical; on a plan entirely new. Complete in two volumes.

Bungay: C. Brightly and T. Kinnersley, 1807. First edition. Vol I: v, (i), 254, 827; Vol II: [ii], 695, (i), [28] (index). All plates and maps (some folding) present except the map of 'Turkey in Europe and Hungary', referred to in a Note at the end of the list of plates. 1813 gilt bookplate to pastedown of vol ii, and mark to pastedown of vol i where the other has been removed. Contents generally clean, with tide stains in places and occasional groups of pages with some browning/foxing. Quarto, in contemporary full calf, spine with five raised bands and the original labels. Firm, corners bumped, an attractively weathered set. Very Good.
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Tully, Richard: [letters of Miss Tully to her brother-in-law Richard]:
Narrative of a Ten Years' Residence at Tripoli in Africa: from the Original Correspondence in the Possession of the Family of the late Richard Tully, Esq., the British consul. Comprising authentic memoirs and anecdotes of the reigning Bashaw, his family, and other persons of distinction. Also, an account of the Domestic Manners of the Moors, Arabs, and Turks.

London: printed for Henry Colburn, 1817. Second edition. xiii, (ii), 376pp, with 7 hand-coloured aquatints and a foldout map. Some browning to endpapers, and a little soiling to the borders of some plates and to the adjacent pages: the text and the attractive plates are otherwise very clean. The map has a few false folds, some wear to top edge where it once protruded, and a little soiling. The Preface warns that the book 'contains, we believe, the only exact account which has ever been made publicly known of the private manners and conduct of this African Despot, and it details such scenes and events, it gives such sketches of human weakness and vice, the effects of ambition, avarice, envy, and intrigue, as will seem scarcely credible to the mind of an European.' Quarto, with sprinkled edges, firm in contemporary half calf, spine ruled and titled in gilt, with slightly scuffed and chipped marbled boards. Very nice copy. Very Good.
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Price: £985.00


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[Alphonse de Beauchamp]:
The Life of Ali Pacha, of Janina, Vizier of Epirus, surnamed Aslan, or the Lion: from various authentic documents. [A translation of A. de Beauchamp's "Vie d'Ali Pacha" with additions.]

London: Lupton Relfe, 1822. First edition. vii,(1), 320pp, with a portrait frontis (no other illustrations called for). Lacks half-title. Text clean, paper slightly toned; but foxing, soiling and staining to frontis, and offsetting and soiling to title page. 19thC marbling to all edges. In new green Victorian cloth, spine ruled in gilt and with a black lettering piece. [From the Preface: 'The editor ... has taken as his groundwork for the present Memoir, M. Beauchamp's French work, Vie d'Ali Pacha, which he has considerably enlarged by the occasional introduction of interesting passages from the works of some of those who have visited the late Tyrant of Epirus'.] Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £380.00


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Louis XVIII, His Most Christian Majesty, King of France and Navarre :
Narrative of a Journey to Brussels and Coblentz 1791.

London: Henry Colburn, 1823. First English edition. Starts with the title page (the copies held at Edinburgh and Glasgow are described as having a portrait). (iii-)vi, 125pp. Slightly cockled. Title page stained and spotted, staining to some other margins. Final leaf foxed. Uncut edges soiled. In new binding of quarter buckram with grey paper-covered boards, ruled in black, with ruled and printed cream label on front. contents G-, binding new.

Price: £32.00


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James Silk Buckingham:
Travels in Assyria, Media and Persia: Vol I only. [plus the plates for Vol II].

London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley, 1830. Second Edition. xvii, 508pp, plus the folding map of Persia and the 17 plates (all asked for). Map crisp and in good order, text and plates very good and clean, with occasional very light soiling or an occasional foxing spot; the first four leaves of the prelims are soiled and stained, with professional repairs to the frayed edges. In a recent quarter-binding of green cloth titled in gilt, with buff boards, bright and clean. Accompanying this copy is an envelope containing the 9 plates from the missing Vol II. Very Good.

Price: £145.00


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Noel, Baptist W.:
Notes of a Tour in Switzerland, in the Summer of 1847.

London: James Nisbet & Co, 1848. 308pp with additional engraved title page, a frontis, and six other plates (all called for), mostly with guards. Edge stain to upper margins of several plates, and two formerly detached have slight fraying to the edges. Contents otherwise good. New endpapers with original armorial bookplate conserved. Very neatly if rather tightly rebacked, with original decorative binding of brown cloth, with gilt vignette of chamois on front and gilt illustrated spine, all fairly bright: some soiling or discolouration, and with a small nick to upper surface. Nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £140.00


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Musgrave, The Rev. George:
Nooks and Corners in Old France. 2 vols complete.

London: Hurst and Blackett, 1867. First edition. xvii, (i) 353pp; ix, (i), 364pp +(1) advert. With 16 illustrations, including the frontises and title-pages. Contents in good order, a few pages with some soiling: some plates foxed, particularly at frontis and titles. Bright, sturdy set, in recent navy buckram, spines titled gilt. Very Good.
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Price: £48.00


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[John Murray]:
Murray's Handbook for Travellers in Constantinople, Brusa, and the Troad. [Brusa aka Brūsa]

London: John Murray, (title dated) 1893 [adverts 1896]. First edition / reprint. vi, (ii),[38] introduction, 166pp + 56pp (Murray's Handbook Advertiser, 1896-1897): with 12 maps and plans, and addenda leaf tipped in at p.1. Pocket maps present. Turkish numerals added in ink to p[1] of the Introduction. Silverfish damage to upper corners of several pages of the introduction (losing a few words), and to pp1 to 6 of the text (losing a little print but none of the sense). Many of the advert pages affected by top edge staining and silverfish damage, with some loss. The rear endpapers, with their top inch gone, have been relaid on thin blue card. Some silverfish nibblings to exposed fold of pocket maps. The main body of the text and maps is clean and without predators, with a few small unobtrusive notes. In new binding of red Victorian cloth ruled in blind, with, inset, the gilt title on mottled red cloth from the original front board. A bright, firm copy. G+.

Price: £125.00


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