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Concord & Montreal Railroad. Merrimack Valley Route. To the White and Franconia Mountains. Lake Winnipesaukee, Northern New Hampshire, Canada and the West. Corrected to July 10, 1893.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Boston. Boston Passengery Agency. 1893., 65x59cm (unfolded), folded to 20x10cm, printed on both sides, includes route time tables, and route map 51.5x25cm, very good to fine. (N12) Includes stops in: Quebec, Point Levi, Sherbrooke, Lennoxville, North Hatley, Massawipi and Stansted Juntion.
|$100.00||Book Number: 37684||Order / Enquire|
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
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.
|$449.99||Book Number: 25222||Order / Enquire|
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.
|$1999.95||Book Number: 28278||Order / Enquire|
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.
|$500.00||Book Number: 11302||Order / Enquire|
Geographie Pittoresque et Descriptive par Bandes. l ere Canees 1 ere cande. Depuis le Pole Arctique jusqu au Cercle Polaire Arctique.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.: Manuscript. N.d. ., folio. 32cm, unpaginated c.pp.), manuscript, fine closely written script, quarter brown contemporary cloth backed marbled boards, gilt spine title, several leaves torn not affecting text, in fine condition. (cgc) WorldCat, no results. - A neatly handwritten world gazetteer (without maps) , based on longitudes and latitudes, by French author, Leonie D'Aunet (1820-1879). Signed on title page and in gilt on lower spine "Leonie L.L.D." She is noted as taking part in the Gaimard expedition to Spitsbergen, with her husband artist Francois Biard, in 1838. She later described this expedition in "Voyage d'une femme au Spitzberg" (1854). Leonie later received notoriety when her affair with Victor Hugo was exposed for which she was imprisoned. The author describes the Arctic pole, the Esquimaux, the area north of Hudson Bay, about Greenland, gives location and how to arrive through Davis Strait and Baffin Baie, about the naming of Greenland, the climate, what the people do for work, and their physical description, how short they are "few taller than five feet", "religion in Greenland is a mix of Christianity and paganism". The population is about 10,000. Spitzbergen - talks about the name, indicates that winters in Spitzbegen are excessive and rigorous. "Lumination de nord , nothern lights, which the snow reflects, she talks about other explorers coming to Spitz, but doesn't name who. Includes stops in Laponie, Nouvelle Tremble. - 2ieme bande. Depuis le clerle Polaire d'Arcticque all the way to the 60th degree of latitude. Talks about going down the north west coast past Alaska, Bristol Bay, about the European people of origin, about slaves coming from Africa to the new continent. Among the many places discussed are Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Russie, Septrionale. - 3ieme bande, from the 60th degree to 50th degree. Labrador - etc. Some other areas described are Canada, Upper and Lower, 1840; Louisane Occidentile; Chile; etc. Lonie Thvenot d'Aunet (July 2, 1820 - March 3, 1879) was a French author, novelist, playwright and Arctic explorer. An 18-year-old Parisian girl travelling under the name Mme. Biard (1820-1879; ne Lonie d'Aunet) undertook a journey to Spitzbergen in 1838 together with her husband, the artist Francois Biard. He in turn was taking part in the Gaimard expedition to Spitsbergen in the same year. The route home went via Norwegian Finnmark and the Swedish side of the Torne Valley. Five years after the journey, she met the author Victor Hugo, and became his mistress. After two years the affair became publicly known, when the two were caught red-handed. Lonie was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, while Hugo was let off more lightly. The relationship lasted until the coup d'tat in 1851, (The French coup d'tat of 2 December 1851 was a self-coup staged by Prince Louis-Napolon Bonaparte, at the time President of the French Second Republic'.), when Victor Hugo left France. In 1854 Lonie's book about the journey of 1838 was published, and in the next thirty years, it was reprinted no less than nine times. The book is in the form of a letter to her brother, Lon de Boynest. On 19 June at four in the afternoon, having rounded God knows how many points, passed thousands of islands and missed innumerable rocks, we reached the Arctic Circle. As you surely know, it lies at latitude 66 degrees north. When you approach the Arctic Circle the mountains become even higher and steeper. The snow, which at Trondheim lay spread in patches, eventually covers all the mountainsides, the vegetation becomes sparser; you see only stunted birches here and there, and lichen which with its thin root-fibres manages to cling on to the ice-eroded mountain rock. "Early on the morning of the 20 June I was standing watching the sea through the captain's telescope. It was calm around us, but I discovered an odd change in the sea, and was completely fascinated. Waves as high as mountains were rushing toward us from all directions, breaking agains
|$12000.00||Book Number: 37910||Order / Enquire|
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)
|$125.00||Book Number: 20892||Order / Enquire|
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