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Nouveau Voyage Pittoresque de la France, orne de trois cent soixante gravures, ececutees sur des dessins faits d'apres nature et representant des vues des principales villes de France, ports de mer, monumens anciens et modernes, sites remarquables, etc. etc. Tome Primier.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Paris. Chez Ostervald Laine. 1817., thick8vo. 23cm, being 121 steel engraved plates with descriptive letter press, bound in quarter brown roan backed paper over boards, some early slight foxing else a near fine copy (tds) - The plates are fine clear strikes.
|$275.00||Book Number: 25546||Order / Enquire|
The Railroad Jubilee. An account of the celebration commemorative of the opening of Railroad Communication between Boston and Canada, September 17th, 18th, and 19th, 1851.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Boston. J.H. Eastburn, City Printer., 1852. 23.5cm, 288p. with large folding map at rear, original extra decorated blind stamped cloth, with gilt decoration on both boards, gilt titles on spine, internal library stamps, new endpapers, expertly restored, a fine copy (ds11). T.P.L. 3200. Gagnon I.813. Sabin 6766 (1851? edition). Prepared by an anonymous editor at the request of the City Council of Boston. An account of the pageant and other celebrations in Boston on the completion of the Boston-Montreal Railway lines. Lord Elgin and Joseph Howe spoke for Canada. The appendix contains supporting documents relating to the celebration, the city of Boston and trade with Canada. The map is "A skeleton map of Rail-Roads between Cape Canso and St. Louis, compiled under the direction of the Committee appointed by the City of Council of Boston for celebrating the opening of Railway communication between the Atlantic at Boston, the Canadas and the Great West, Sept. 17th, 1851. By E.S. Chesborough, City Engineer."
$105.00 Book Number: 3601 Order / Enquire
The Scottish Tourist, and Itinerary; or A Guide to the Scenery and Antiquities of Scotland and The Western Islands. With a Description of the Principal Steam-Boat Tours. Illustrated by Maps and Views.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Edinburgh. Printed for Stirling & Kenny. and James Duncan, London. 1825., 12mo. 18cm, xii,400p., engraved folding map (some closed tears at the folds) and 6 engraved plates, index, occasional heavy foxing including the plates, wanting the front free fly, in contemporary half crimson roan, gilt titles, marbled boards, some wear at the edges, a very good sound copy (tgc) Includes descriptions of the (5) principal steam-boat tours
$175.00 Book Number: 4055 Order / Enquire
A Voyage Round the World. In the Years 1740-44.Edited, from the Original Narrative, with notes by D. Laing Purves.(Library of History, Travel & Adventure).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Edinburgh. W.P. Nemo, Hay, &Mitchell. 1886., 12mo. 18cm, 160p., double-column, frontis, 16p. rearpublisher's ads, in the original pictorial & decorated green cloth,stamped in black, colour and gilt, beveled boards, gilt titles, decoratedendpapers, some slight edge wear, a very good copy (hmds). ~Attractively pictorial cloth binding. A school prize copy withhand-written inscription: "Prize for Essay on the Blood. Awarded toSergt. Robertson, C. Company, Wick Battalion Boy's Brigade".
$50.00 Book Number: 35471 Order / Enquire
A Voyage Round The World, In the Years MDCCCL, I, II, III, IV, By GEORGE ANSON, Esq; Afterwords Lord Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from his Papers and Materials, by Richard Walter. Chaplain of His Majesty's Ship the Centurion, in that Expedition. Illustrated with Forty-two Copper-Plates. The Fifteenth Edition. [Compiled by Richard Walter].
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Printed for W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, . 1776., thick 4to, tall copy, 28.2cm, xx,417,p., with 42 copper-engraved large folding plates, (mainly plate illustrations inc. (maps & charts), in contemporary full tree calf, full gilt spine panels, border and centre devices, crushed crimson morocco label gilt, gilt borders on the boards, marbled endpapers, the boards are slightly bowed toward the front edge, upper hinge started along the top for about 3" but the hinge is sound, a very good to fine copy attractively bound in antique tree calf binding. (cgc) This is the official account of Anson's voyage. England, at war with Spain in 1739, equipped eight ships under the command of George Anson to harass the Spaniards on the western coast of South America, for the purpose of cutting off Spanish supplies of wealth from the Pacific area. The Spanish fleet sent out to oppose the British ran into storms; provisions ran out and many ships were wrecked. Anson continued taking prizes off the Pacific coast during 1741-42, and in June, 1743, captured the Manila galleon and its treasure of 400,000 sterling. According to the DNB (v. 16), "Lord Anson, who was a friend and patron of [Benjamin] Robins, after returning from the voyage around the world in the Centurion, appears to have entrusted to Robins, for revision, the account of the voyage which had been compiled from the journals by his chaplain, Richard Walter. There has been considerable dispute as to whether Robins or Walter wrote the book. . . ." it is probable that Robins revised and edited the work, wrote an introduction, and added dissertations. He was also entrusted with the second volume, containing the nautical observations. He took the manuscript with him to India, and when he died in that country, it could not be found (cf. DNB). This compilation has long occupied a distinguished position as a masterpiece of descriptive travel. Anson's voyage appears to have been the most popular book of maritime adventure of the eighteenth century. The official account was preceded by a number of unauthorized accounts. Several of these are in the Hill Collection: among the various accounts of the wreck of one of Anson's ships, the Wager, see, e.g., John Bulkeley, John Byron, Alexander Campbell, and Isaac Morris; narratives from officers aboard the Centurion are found under John Philips and Pascoe Thomas; and three unauthorized accounts were published under the title A Voyage to the South Seas. . . . The official account by Richard Walter also appears in the collection of English circumnavigators edited by David Laing Purves (q.v.), as well as in modern editions, among them the scholarly version edited by Glyndn Williams, 1974 (see below, under Richard Walter), and the adaptation by Leslie Anson Wilcox (q.v.), 1970. - Hill. Collection of Pacfic Voyages, 1817-1820.
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The New Bath Guide; or Memoirs of the B-n r-d Family, in a series of Political Epistles. A New Edition: With a Biographical and Topographical Preface, and Anecdotal Annotations. By John Britton. F.S.A. and member of several other societies. Embellished with Engravings by G. Cruikshank, &c.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Henry Washbourne. 1832., 12mo, 18.2cm, new edition, lxxvi,176p., with 7 illustrations (engraved title & frontis by S. Williams, 5 etched plates by George Cruikshank), bound in full cross grain crimson calf, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt center panels decorations and borders, gilt spine title, wide gilt and blind decorated paneled boards, edge decoration on the edges and inner gilt dentelles, a.e.g., expertly restored, a fine attractively bound copy (tgc) A finely bound reprint of Christopher Anstey's best known work. Originally published in 1766, it was an immediate success and was enthusiastically praised for its original kind of humour by Walpole and Gray. The book consists of a series of letters in anapaestic verse, describing the adventures of the "Blunderhead Family", at Bath, and depicting the manners of the place and time with much good humour and drollery. This edition has significant additions about Anstey and Bath by the English antiquary, John Britton (1771-1857) and delightful etched plates by George Cruikshank.
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The Travels of the Chevalier d'Arvieux in Arabia the Desart; Written by Himself, and Published by Mr. De La Roque: Giving a very accurate and entertaining Account of the Religion, Rights, Costumes, Diversions, & c., of the Bedouins, or Arabian Scenites. Under taken by Order of the late Frnec King. To which is added, a General Description of Arabia, by Sultan Ishmael Abulfeda. Translated from best Manuscripts; with Notes. Illustrated With Copper Plates.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Printed for B. Barker, 1732., 12mo, 16.5cm, Second Edition. [xxii],358,p., with 5 copper engraved plate views, in contemporary full dark brown calf, gilt decorated raised bands, gilt decorations in the panels, gilt ruled boards on the boards, fine (cgc). ~ The English translation of Arvieux's Voyage fait par ordre du roi Louis XIV dans la Palestine vers le grand emir, published by La Roque in 1717. Arvieux (1635-1702) spent twelve years in the Levant (1653-65), and subsequently acted for the French government on a number of diplomatic missions, before settling down in France in 1686. He is chiefly famous for having furnished Moliere with the Turkish element in Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.
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Narrative of an Ascent to the Summit of Mont Blanc, on the Eighth and Ninth of August, 1827.
London. Printed for Longman,Rees, Orme. 1830., 21cm, second edition, x,148p., with 22 (of 24)lithographed plates and maps, (including folding plates & 3 hand coloured), WANTING plates 14 & 22, some foxing and corner stains, quarter bound in plain brown calf and worn marbled boards, early paper repairs,a good working copy. (gar). These attractive lithographs are engraved on india paper and laid down; the thinner paper produces a better imagine. This book went through several editions and did much to popularize the new sport of mountaineering. Neate 38.
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AUSTIN, Alfred, illustrated by George S. Elgood
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: London. Adam and Charles Black. 1907., 22cm, firstedition, xvii, 164p., 16 colour plates including frontis, 13 head &tail pieces, captioned tissue guards, 2p. rear ads, red colourdecorated cloth, gilt titles, worn on the top of the spine, 0nearfine. (tgc) Inman 162. A prose "garden-diary" by BritishPoet-Laureate, 1896-1913. With sumptuous illustrations of Italianscenes by English artist noted for his paintings of gardens. The head& tail pieces are by William Scott.
$75.00 Book Number: 32452 Order / Enquire
Southern Germany. (Wurtembery and Bavaria). Handbook for Travellers.
Leipsic, London, New York. Karl Baedeker, Publisher. 1910., 16cm, the 11th edition, xxx,364p., with 36 maps & 45 plans, (many folding), mapped endpapers, original red cloth, gilt titles, a fine copy. (tgc).
$15.75 Book Number: 17965 Order / Enquire
Southern Germany. (Wurtemberg and Bavaria). Handbook for Travellers.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Leipsic, London, New York. Karl Baedeker, Publisher. 1910., 16cm, 11th edition revised, xxx,364p., with 36 maps & 45 plans, (many folding), 1 mapped endpaper, index, original red cloth, gilt titles, very good to fine copy. (tgc).
|$25.00||Book Number: 20694||Order / Enquire|
Austria, including Hungary, Transylvania, Dalmatia and Bosnia. Handbook for Travellers.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Leipsic, London, New York. Karl Baedeker, Publisher. 1900., 16cm, the 9th revised and augmented, xvi,479p., with 30 maps, 36 plans and diagrams, (including folding and double page, in colour) mapped endpapers, original red cloth, gilt titles, wear on the spine cap, titles clear, lower hinge and spine repaired else a very good sound copy (tgc)
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Great Britain. Handbook for Travellers.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Leipsic, London, New York. Karl Baedeker, Publisher. 1897., 16cm, 4th revised edition, lxiv,556p., with 16 maps & 30 plans, and a panorama, (many folding), original red cloth, gilt titles, a fine copy. (tgc).
$50.00 Book Number: 30713 Order / Enquire
BALCH, Edwin Swift
The North Pole and Bradley Land.
Philadelphia. Campion and Company. [Privately Printed}. 1913., sm4to. 26.5cm, 91,p. full red linen, gilt titles on the spine and upper cover, internal library stamps, very good to fine, scarce (cgc) A.B. 999. "An attempt to present the facts, and reasons for the writer's conviction that Dr. Cook was the first to reach the North Pole".
$244.99 Book Number: 11763 Order / Enquire
BALCH, Thomas Willing
The Alasko-Canadian Frontier.
Philadelphia. Press of Allen, Lane and Scott. 1902., 8vo. 23cm, second edition, 45p., with 7 maps; printed wraps, wraps loose chipped and frayed; otherwise very good (N12) AB 1002. Wickersham 865. Discussion of details of the Anglo-Russian negotiations of 1821 to 1825, in support of U.S. claims in the Anglo-American dispute 1898-1903, concerning the boundary line between south-eastern Alaska and Canada.
$87.50 Book Number: 10201 Order / Enquire