History, Travel & Geography
Our history, travel and geography holdings include a wide range of material from Pacific, Near East, Arctic, African and Asian voyages to archaeology, topography and military strategy.
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np: n.d.d but after 1840 (?). The group includes a darkely lit night scene titled "A Village Tragedy" in which a tiger has struck down a man; a scene in which a large horned animal looms over a man hanging from a cliff's edge is titled "A Choice of Evils";..... Read More about 7 original drawings of Indian hunt scenes
Manchester: Richard Johnson, Printer, Brook Strreet, 1894. First edition. Read More about A, B, & C's Little Trip: Pleasant Recollections of a Holiday in Holland and Belgium. Narrated...
Brunswick, Maine: Nov., 2, 1858. "Your favor of Nov. 6 I have just rec'd. I regret very much that I have no autograph of the Emperor and have never had any. While in Europe I received some notes from distinguished men but they have long since passed into the hands..... Read More about Autograph Letter, signed ("John S.C. Abbot") to Mr. Edward Brown Houghton
[N.p., Constantinople? ca. 1914]. Striking Ottoman map of North America at the edge of the first world war. The Panama Canal is indicated on the map and legend. Read More about Ottoman Map of North America, titled in Arabic script: Shamali Amriqa
London: John Murray, 1845. First Edition. Signed by the authoress. Read More about Recollections of the Emperor Napoleon, during the First Three Years of His Captivity on the...
Aberdeen, (Scotland): Printed for the Third Spalding Club, 1929. First edition. Read More about Bibliographica Aberdonensis: Being an Account of Books Relating to or Printed in the Shires of...
London: W.H. Allen & Co, 1882. New (Second) Edition, Revised and corrected by the author (first published in 1880). A chapter on "The Shikarry." All were issued by Vanity Fair. Read More about Twenty-one Days in India, or the Tour of Sir Ali Baba, K.C.B
London: Rudolf Ackermann, 1815. First Edition. A classic book justly famous for its magnificent plates. The plates in this copy are good strong impressions, with intense color. 1,000 copies were printed and issued in 20 monthly parts, appearing first in May 1814. The portraits of Founders were printed separately to..... Read More about A History of the University of Cambridge, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings
London: Rudolf Ackermann, 1814. First edition. Fine Early Copy of Ackermann's Oxford. An early copy. The list of plates in vol. I is the first state (it does not list the portraits of Founders; this copy does not include the Founders). Plate 1, vol.1, is mislabeled “History of Cambridge” and..... Read More about A History of the University of Oxford, its Colleges, Halls, and Public Buildings
London: Ackermann, 1816. First Edition, First Issue (paper watermarked 1816). This folio forms part of one of Ackermann’s larger, though not so successful projects, his History of the Colleges. Ford in his book on Ackermann notes that William Combe wrote the text for this, as well as five other schools..... Read More about History of the Merchant Taylors' School
Washington: Printed by Gales and Seaton, 1835. First edition, a regular paper issue? Said to have been issued in thin, regular and thick paper issue, the first two from same setting imposed on 8vo and thick paper issue imposed as 4to. Type on title slightly larger than other copies that..... Read More about Oration on the Life and Character of Gilbert Motier de Lafayette delivered at the Request of Both...
N. P: . Contributor's Copy–Honoring Adenauer. From the library of Henry Cabot Lodge who was one on the contributors to this collection. The magazine “Der Spiegel” produced a special issue to honor Chancelor Adenauer on his retirement. This notebook contains facsimiles of the contributions. The contributors are Harold Macmillan, Dwight..... Read More about Abschied Von Konrad Adenauer. 42 Briefe
London: Methuen, 1898. "The Matablele Rebellion which broke out in March 1896 had spread by June to Mashonaland. While the Matabele Relief under Col. Plumer went into action a force of Mounted Infantry originally sent from Britain to serve in Matabeleland arrived in Mashonaland for a five-month campaign to subdue..... Read More about With the Mounted Infantry and the Mashonaland Field Force 1896
London: Martin Secker, . First edition. Read More about Behind the Ranges. Parentheses of Travel
London: John Milne, 1910. First Edition. Read More about An Idler in the Near East
London: Arrowsmith, . First edition. Read More about The Wonderland of Big Game. Being an Account of Two Trips through Tanganyika and Kenya
London: Printed for Longman. Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1822. First edition. Read More about Memoirs of the Court of James the First
London: Printed for Longman. Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1819. Fourth Edition. Read More about Memoirs of the Court of Queen Elizabeth
Paris: Marcel Seheur, 1933. Number 684. INSCRIBED BY ARTIST. The artsist was Jewish, Ukrainian 1894-1962). The book is inscribed to the Weslers by the artist in 1950. Read More about L'Art Et La Vie: Mane-Katz
Calcutta: Thacker, Spink and Co. Bombay: Thacker & Co., Limited. London: W. Thacker & Co, 1890. Third Edition. "A 'Natural History' of the Native Tribes who in India render us Service" Behind the scenes of colonial life in India, originally published in the TIMES OF INDIA-with advice for "Engaging a...... Read More about Behind the Bungalow
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1933. Early reprint. Read More about Jungle Portraits
London: KPI, . Second edition. Read More about Islamic Peoples of the Soviet Union
Ipswich: East Anglian Times, 1951. First edition. These tales were told by Sheikh Sulaiman al-Kretli and were put together by John Gayer-Anderson's brother T.G. Gayer-Anderson after his brother's death. He owned the house Bait al-Kretliya which with all his Islamic treasure reverted back to the Egyptian State on his death..... Read More about Legends of the Bait Al-Kretliya as Told by Sheikh Sulaiman al-Kretli and put into English by R.G....
Madrid: Imprenta y Libreria de Gaspar y Roig, 1860. Early edition (Title pages dated 1859 have been seen but the text includes events of 1860). Author and playwright de Alarcon had enlisted in the Spanish army following a failed production in 1857; he wrote this important account of the Spanish..... Read More about Diario de un Testigo de la Guerra de Africa ... Con Vistas de Batallas, de Ciudades y Paisajes,...