Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. (printed by P.M. Craneburgh at the [Bengal] Military Orphan Press), 1859. First edition... Read More about Leave of Absence in the Straits Settlements
Paris: Les Éditions de France, . First edition, Copy No. 8 of 17 on papier Velin pur fil. Future Nazi Collaborator to Dannie Heineman, One of 17. A novel set in central Africa by this Belgian author, a notable future Nazi collaborator who escaped to Argentina after WW II and..... Read More about Blancs. Roman
[Caucasus mountains]: 1884-1898. A fine group of ethnographic and mountaineering scenes from the Causasus Mountains by the Hungarian photographer and mountaineer Maurice de Déchy (1851-1917). A wide-ranging selection of views encompasing scenes from Chechnya, Dagastan, Georgia and the breadth of the Caucasus Mountains. Images include Mount Elbrus (several views), Mount..... Read More about Photographs of the Caucasus
St. Louis-New York-Chicago-Atlanta: N.D. Thompson Publishing Co, . Much on the Phillipines, Hawaii, Cuba, Puerto Rico, etc. Read More about Our Islands and their People as seen with Camera and Pencil... Embracing perfect Photographs and...
London: John Murray, 1826. Second Edition. The fascinating travel account in a handsome binding. "An official expedition to discover the course of the Niger from the starting point of Tripoli, rather than West Africa. Denham and Clapperton (1786-1828) were part of the expedition led by the Scottish doctor Walter Oudney..... Read More about Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa, in the Years 1822, 1823 and...
[N.p., London? n.d., 1860 or 1861]. Lithographic facsimile printing of the original autograph letter. Uncommon printed facsimile of this notable letter from Charles Dickens, writing as the editor of All the Year Round, to Rev. Hughes of St Gallgo’s Church, whose heroic efforts at the time of the wreck of..... Read More about Lithographic Facsimile Letter to the Rev. Stephen Roose Hughes, 10 January 1860, Conveying a...
New York: Stringer & Townsend; London: T. C. Newby, 1850. First edition. Read More about Circassia; or, A Tour to the Caucasus
New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1902. First Amerivcan Edition. Dorys a pseudonym for a Greek purports to be the son of a Minister to the Porte, Prince of Samos and ex-Govenor of Crete.The author was the son of an official within Abdul Hamid's court and a journalist. The book..... Read More about The Private Life of the Sultan of Turkey. Translated by Arthur Hornblow
London: John Murray, 1881. First edition. Read More about The Land of the Midnight Sun. Summer and Winter Journeys through Sweden, Norway, Lapland and...
London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, 1897. First edition. Life and shooting in the Balkans and Adriatic regions. Read More about In the Land of the Bora; or Camp Life and Sport in Dalmatia and the Herzegovina 1894-5-6. By...
Geneva: 14 quai des Eaux Vives, 1882-1898. Showing various mountain towns in Switzerland, including Sion, Valois, Les Agathes, and a number of sketches in Algeria from 1882-1898. Mostly landsacpes, with a few portaits and drawing exercises. All in pencil save 2 in ink. Read More about Sketchbooks
Edinburgh: Thomas C. Jack, [n.d., circa 1860]. Wilson, Daniel. With a folding frontispiece bird's-eye view of Edinburgh in 1647. Read More about Memorials of Edinburgh in Olden Times
Groningen, Netherlands: Gerhard Ketel, Typographi ordinarii, 1605. First edition. An attractive copy of this work on the history of the Frisian territories by German historian and geographer Ubbo Emmius (1547 - 1625). From East Frisia himself, Emmius wrote several works concerning the history of that coastal area, and a number..... Read More about De agro Frisiae inter amasvm & lavicam flumina. deque urbe Groninga in agro eodem: et de iure...
London: Lutterworth Press, . First Edition. Tuaregs, Blue Moors and Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. Read More about Across the Great Desert
London: Constable, 1911. First edition. An interesting narrative, focusing mainly on shooting the horned game of the mountains of Central Asia, with much discussion of the geography and natives of the various regions. Scarce. Read More about Across the Roof of the World: A Record of Sport and Travel through Kashmir, Gilgit, Hunza, the...
New York: Harry Abrams, . Boltin, Lee. First edition, Number144 of 500 copies signed by the Author and Photographer. Read More about Asia Traditions and Treasures
New York: Collins & Hannay, 1833. First edition. The memoirs of one of America’s greatest explorers, containing the account of the first naval expedition to the southern hemisphere sponsored by the U.S. government. The author gives accounts of adventures in Australia, and includes tales of the rescue of the Rev..... Read More about Voyages Round the World; with Selected Sketches of Voyages to the South Seas, North and South...
London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1926. Second Impression. 'From April 1914 Farrer spent two years with William Purdom, a Kew-trained gardener, in Kangsu, north-west China, and in Tibet, collecting specimens and seeds, despite the lawlessness of the area. He had a narrow escape from drowning after a 20 ft fall..... Read More about On the Eaves of the World
London: Elkin, Mathews and Marrot, 1931. First edition in English. Chapters are 1. Planter 2. The House of Palms 3. The Journey 4. Amok .Stamped "Colonial Edition." With blindstamp of Hockhuat & Co Penang on ffep. With an apology by the author in his preface to the English edition that..... Read More about The Soul of Malaya ... Translated by Eric Sutton
1900. Harry Fenn was an English-born American illustrator, landscape painter, etcher, and wood engraver. Fenn began his artistic career as a wood engraver but quickly switched to drawing for illustration and watercolor painting. His works as an engraver were first commissioned in 1867 (dated 1868) for Whittier's Snow-Bound published by..... Read More about Drawing "View of a Cliff in Soghanlü Dere (Onion Valley)" for The Century article...
London: Constable and Company Limited, 1911. First edition. Lively account of two hunting expeditions through China and Tibet undertaken by Lt. John Weston Brooke, who was killed by Lolo robbers on December 24, 1908; Brooke started in Shanghai in August, 1906, and travelled through Western Sechuan and Eastern Tibet. The..... Read More about Adventure Sport and Travel on the Tibetan Steppes
New York: Scribner's, 1888. Fourth Edition. Read More about The Greek Islands and Turkey after the War
London: Charles H. Kelly, nd. Seventh Thousand. Rev. Williams from Adelaide, Australia spent 13 years in Fiji. Calvert spent 17 yeras as a missionary there. Read More about Fiji and the Fijians...with a new preafce and Index by James Calvert. Edited by George Stringer Rowe
Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, 1912. First edition. An illustrated account of the expedition of Prince Luigi Amedeo de Savoie, Duke of Abruzzi to the Karakoram Mountains, intended to test human climbing limits with an unsuccessful attempt on K2, the second highest mountain on earth. "Classic work on the Baltoro region; a...... Read More about La Spedizione nel Karakoram e Nell'Imalaia Occidentale 1909
Houston: Mission Control (NASA), 20th July 1969. Sole edition. "A historic document" (Jenkins). Armstrong: "Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed" Control: "Roger, Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You've got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot." (First Moon Landing).Landmark..... Read More about First Moon Landing [and] First Steps on Moon
Glen Ellen, California: May 10, 1984-February 11, 1985. A charming series of letters from the legendary food writer and memoirist M.F.K. Fisher (1908-1992), written from her final home in Glen Ellen, to one Maurice Gordon, a recently befriended fellow northern Californian, who shared with Fisher a love of food and..... Read More about Collection of 7 Typed Letters Signed ("Mary Frances," "MFKFisher,"...