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The Gentlemans Pocket Companion For Travelling into Foreign parts [BOUND WITH] Three Dialogues in Six European Languages. [The Companion]: Being a most easy, plain and particular Description of the Roads from London to all the Capital Cities in Europe. With an Account of the Distances of Leagues or Miles from Place to Place, all Reduced to the English Standard : Illustrated with Maps Curiously Engraven on Copper plates. [The Dialogues]: The first being to Ask the way, with Other familiar Communications. The second is Common talke in an Inn. The third other Necessary Conversation.

London: Thomas Taylor at the Golden Lion, 1722 & 1723. First editions. [ii], 19pp (tables of distances), interspersed with the 9 foldout maps - of Europe, England, France, Spain and Portugal, Italy, Flanders and Holland, Germany, Turky [sic], Denmark and part of Sweden. Followed by the 28pp of the Dialogues, including its own title page. Maps and text pages very clean and fresh. The top edge of the title page is lightly tanned and bears an early ownership name, and there is a repair to the top edge of the marbled front endpaper. A final blank leaf has been torn out. 16x11cms, full calf, rebacked with a new labelled spine to the refurbished original worn and gilt-ruled boards. Very Good.
p.4 & france map torn

Price: £480.00


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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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[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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W. H. Medhurst: with engravings on wood by G. Baxter:
China: Its State and Prospects, with especial reference to the Spread of the Gospel : containing allusions to the antiquity, extent, population, civilization, literature and religion of the Chinese.

London: John Snow, 1838. First edition (third thousand). xvi, 592pp. With a number of plates, including Baxter's frontis printed in oil colours, a foldout map of the Maritime Provinces of China, and in the appendix, a chronological table of Chinese history. Contents clean, though with edge stains to the title page and the slightly soiled frontis, and a small stain to the bottom margin continuing through the earlier part of the book. There is a small splash mark to the inner margins of pp238-239, and two corners have dog-ear creases. Map folds clean. De luxe binding: text block all edges gilt, bright, and with gorgeous red silk endpapers, the pastedowns framed by broad gilt-decorated turn-ins. Firm, in the original bottle-green morocco, decorated front and back with gilt curlicues, the spine with raised bands and decorated compartments, recently professionally refurbished with Japanese tissue. A beautiful copy. An early reader's pencilled appreciation on the last page has been left. [Contains more than one reference to the Chinese people's objections to westerners' hypocrisy in lecturing them on behaviour while conducting the opium trade.]
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Price: £520.00


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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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Rev Edward Parry:
Memoirs of Rear-Admiral Sir W. Edward Parry, Kt.

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863. Eighth Edition. xvi, 365pp, +32 adverts (dated 1864), and with the guarded frontis portrait and the map of the North West Passage, outlined in colour. Contents very clean. Original brown endpapers with 1867 gift inscription to the ffep. In the original binding of navy cloth patterned in blind: gilt spine title rather dulled and faint marks to boards. All firm, spine ends and joints professionally refurbished. A very good sound copy. Very Good.

Price: £60.00


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[Elizabeth Tuckett]:
How We Spent the Summer, or a Voyage en Zigzag: in Switzerland and Tyrol, with some Members of the Alpine Club; from the Sketch Book of One of the Party.

London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts and Green, 1864. Second edition. Landscape format: title, dramatis personae, map, + 40pp printed recto, packed with light-hearted drawings and notes recording the party's adventures and things seen. Occasionally obtrusive - but generally light - foxing to many pages. Original red-brown endpapers with new cloth hinges. In the original pictorial boards, foxed, edges darkened and scuffed, with a new spine of brown cloth. A good firm early copy: the plates were redrawn for later editions. VG.
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Price: £225.00


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H. Arnoux [Hippolyte Arnoux]:
A collection of photographs of Egyptian Scenes by H. Arnoux, Port Said.

Port Said, Egypt: H. Arnoux, [c.1865-1885?] Old quarto album, with 24 linen-mounted card leaves 29.5 x 22.5 cms, edges very browned, on which are pasted 35 full-page photographs, all but a few with a caption printed or handwritten on the negative identifying the scene, numbering the image, and giving the photographer as H. Arnoux, Port Said. Street and river scenes, antiquities, buildings, individuals in costume..: images generally rather faded but clean, a few lifting slightly, one with an inch corner lost, a little minor fraying or short closed tears to a few edges. Two are mounted upside down. In the restored binding of maroon pebble cloth, slightly marked, with new spine with paper label. Very Good.
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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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Stanley, Henry M.:
Coomassie and Magdala. The Story of two British campaigns in Africa.

London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1874. Second edition. xiv, 510pp +(2) adverts: illustrated, and with two folding maps. Contents clean: with soil mark to edge of frontis portrait, and brown marks to margin at one opening. In the original binding of green cloth over bevelled boards, decorated in black and gold, with portrait medallions on the front. Lovely copy, recently refurbished. Near Fine.
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Price: £340.00


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William Corry:
A Tour Round the World. Being a Narrative of Travel compiled from Private Journals. [Inscribed copy].

London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1879. First edition. [vi], 287pp. Front blank inscribed 'To Mrs George Workman / with the Author's kind regards / Dunraven / Belfast / 17 Jan 1879'. Pages clean and bright, with some minimal foxing to a few pages, and a small and shallow faint stain to the edges towards the beginning of the book. With the original ash brown endpapers. In the original binding of royal blue grained cloth over bevelled boards, ruled in black, and titled and illustrated in gilt: bright, with very little discoloration or soiling. With small professional refurbishments to the inner joints and covers: a very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: £280.00


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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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A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon, Bolton Abbey, Fountains Abbey, Pateley Bridge, Wharfedale, York, Etc. With an appendix for cyclists and motorists. ['Red guides']

London: Ward Lock, 1902-3 Series. Seventh Edition - re-written. 192pp, with photographs, plans and maps in the text, and two fold-out maps. Preceded, interspersed and followed by many pages of advertisements, some being on tinted paper. Contents unmarked and in very good order, with some toning to edges of maps. Octavo, with rounded corners, in the original red cloth over thin boards, with patterned borders and with 'Harrogate' given as the title. Firm, slightly darkened and rubbed. Very good copy. VG.

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Beadnell, H.J.Llewellyn:
An Egyptian Oasis. An Account of the Oasis of Kharga in the Libyan Desert, with special reference to its History, Physical Geography, and Water Supply.

London: John Murray, 1909. First edition. xiv, 248pp, with 28 pages of plates and 4 maps and sections (all called for). Slight tanning to first and last pages, otherwised contents clean and firm and in good order. In the original binding of blue cloth titled in gilt. Slightly rubbed, spine ends puckered, corners bumped: some soiling, mainly to spine. Very Good.

Price: £200.00


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Louisa Jebb (Mrs Roland Wilkins):
By Desert Ways to Baghdad.

London: Nelson, n.d. [c.1912] 370 + xiv adverts: illustrated with photographs and a frontis map. Contents clean and fresh throughout. In the original binding of light blue cloth: boards firm and bright, corners sharp, with a small mark and indentation to the lower board: spine titled in black and slightly darkened, ends crimped. Very nice copy. VG+.

Price: £25.00


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G.W. Stamper: [ghosted by Dornford Yates].
What I Know. Reminiscences of Five Years' Personal Attendance upon His Late Majesty King Edward the Seventh.

London: Mills & Boon, 1913. First edition. viii, 364, + [4], 32 adverts: with a guarded tinted portrait drawing of the King as frontis. Pencilled note to front free endpaper: 'Given to me by Stamper - Dec 1913' followed by initials, probably 'ML'. Some quite obtrusive foxing to the first 20 pages, splash marks to p62-3 and p72-3, and some foxing to page edges throughout. In the original binding of navy cloth ruled and titled in gilt: front bright, joints rubbed, spine slightly dulled, crimped at the head and nicked at the foot. Very good firm copy. [In 1905 the author was abruptly taken into the King's service as his motor expert and engineer, in which capacity he accompanied him much of the time till his death. Stuffed with small anecdotes, and much discussion of cars and driving. It surprised me to learn that it was then considered normal for 'mischievous children' to throw stones at passing cars - even royal ones. Dornford Yates' first book.] Very Good.

Price: £62.00


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