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BARNES, Michael
Polar Bear Express Country.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Erin, Ontario. The Boston Mills Press. 1988.,  28cm, 80p., maps, illustrations (from photographs), printed wraps, very good to fine (ads)
$12.50                          Book Number: 25064                         Order / Enquire



BARNETT, T. Ratcliffe
The Land of Lorne and the Isles of Rest.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London & Edinburgh. W. & R. Chambers, Limited. 1935.,  12mo, 19cm, second edition, 199p., frontis, 15 illustrations, grey blue cloth stamped in dark blue, wanting the front free fly, small abrasion on the verso of the frontis else a fine copy (sc).
$12.50                          Book Number: 28564                         Order / Enquire



BARROW, Sir John, (1764-1848).
A Description of Pitcairn's Island and Its Inhabitants. With An Authentic Account of the Mutiny Of The Ship Bounty and of the subsequent fortunes of the mutineers.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Printed and Published by J.& J. Harper. 1832.,  16mo, 15.5cm, first US edition, [viii],303p., preliminary ads., with 2 engraved plates, in the original printed tan cloth over boards, usual foxing, cloth slightly dust soiled, some slight wear at the edges else a very good to fine sound copy (tgc). - Harper's Family Library, No XXXI.
$249.99                          Book Number: 24492                         Order / Enquire



BASTIDE, Roger
Brasil Terra de Contrastes.
Sao Paulo. Difusa Europeia Do Livro. 1959.,  21cm, 253p., 5 plates, previous owner's name on half-title, green printed wraps, a few small chips and light wear along the edges, a very good copy in very good jacket (S3.4)
$17.50                          Book Number: 16343                         Order / Enquire



BATES, H.W. (Edited by)
Illustrated Travels: A Record of Discovery, Geography, and Adventure. With Engravings from Original Drawings by Celebrated Artists.
Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.A.:  London & New York. Cassell Peter, and Gilpin. N.d. [c.1880}.,  folio. 31.5cm, 4 volumes in two, [2],378 & viii,376 and viii,376 & viii,376pp., with c.750 plates and illustrations from engravings including maps, bound in full polished hard tan calf, gilt decorated raised bands, full gilt decorative stamping in the panels, double crushed morocco labels, gilt ruled borders on the boards, marbled endpapers and edges, a very good to fine set, 4 volumes of six
$279.99                          Book Number: 9148                         Order / Enquire



BATTY, Lieut Colonel [Robert]
Hanoverian and Saxon Scenery, from Drawings by Lieut. Colonel Batty.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Robert Jennings. 1829.,  sm4to, 26cm, the first edition, [iv], [120]pp., with engraved vignette title page, steel engraved frontis & 60 steel engraved plate views & 60 engraved text illustrations with French and English text plate descriptions, complete, in full contemporary black calf, expertly rebacked, gilt ruled and decorated wide raised bands, elaborated full gilt decorations in the panels, gilt titles, original boards with wide elaborately decorated boards and blind decorated borders in the center panels, inner wide gilt dentelles, black satin doublure endpapers, all edges gilt, a clean copy without the usual foxing, the illustrations are bright clear early strikes of these attractive plates, in an elegant fine binding (194). ~ Brunet I-702. Hunnisett 133. Artistic scenic views of Hanover (then under the British crown) and Saxony as well as Denmark, including eight views of Copenhagen. Batty was the most celebrated of the amateur topographical artists whose work found its way into print at the time.
$2499.94    Book Number: 28600         Order / Enquire




BAYLEY, F.W.N.
The New Tale of a Tub. An Adventure in Verse. With Illustrations; designed by J.S. Cotton, Lithographed by Aubry.
Tenafly, New Jersey, U.S.A.:  London. Edward Puckle. 1845.,  folio. 33.5cm, 4th edition, 16p., with 7 tinted lithographed plates, (including frontis), some slight foxing mainly on the margins, in the original blind decorated cloth with gilt stamped pictorial decoration on the upper cover, rebacked, a fine copy (ds11). - The author was the editor of the Illustrated London Daily News. This is an amusing tale in verse, of two men of Bengal who find a barrel or tub filled with food or grub and after a picnic encounter a Bengal tiger and are utimately saved by the tub.
$209.99    Book Number: 7396         Order / Enquire




BAYNE, Samuel G.
On An Irish Jaunting-Car, Through Donegal and Connemara.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York & London. Harper & Bros. [1902].,  21cm, the first edition, 138p., plus 32 plates from photographs, in original pictorial (jaunty car) green cloth, blocked in black, white, brown and gilt title panel rising above the mountain horizon, gilt spine titles, t.e.g., author's unsigned presentation copy, some wear or fading in the upper cover title panel else a very good copy of this period classic (s9.1) One of the most attractive pictorial cloth binding on Ireland.
$150.00    Book Number: 29304         Order / Enquire




BAYNE, Samuel G.
On An Irish Jaunting-Car, Through Donegal andConnemara.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York & London. Harper & Bros. 1902.,  8vo, 21cm, the firstedition, 138p., plus 32 plates from photographs, in original pictorial(jaunty car) green cloth, blocked in black, white, brown and gilt titlepanel rising above the mountain horizon, gilt spine titles, t.e.g.,author's unsigned presentation copy, some slight wear on the corner, someslight fading in the white cover titles, but a very good copy. (ids) Oneof the most attractive pictorial cloth binding on Ireland. While thisbook has been a fairly common it is now difficult to fine in acceptablecondition.
$150.00    Book Number: 34802         Order / Enquire




BEALS, Herbert K. (Edited by, and others)
Four Travel Journals. TheAmericas, Antarctica and Africa, 1775-1874. (Third Series, No.18).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. TheHakluyt Society, published by Ashgate. 2007.,  24.5cm, x,404p., illustrations, 8maps, index, blue cloth, a fine copy in fine jacket. (Tr)
$40.00                          Book Number: 34438                         Order / Enquire



BEAUVALLET, Leon
Rachel and the New World. A Trip to the United States and Cuba. Translated from the French.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Dix, Edwards & Co. 1856.,  12mo, 18cm, 2nd edition, xiv,404p., original green blind stamped decorated cloth, spine sunned & chipped across the top one inch include some title stamping loss, dark library number on the spine, the boards and interior are fine, a good to very good working copy (tds). Sabin 4210. The travels through New York, Boston, Philadelphia , Florida and Cuba in 1856 of the great French actress, Rachel Felix. Written in a humorous vein, the author intended the writings to be published in the French daily "Le Figaro".
$25.00                          Book Number: 21160                         Order / Enquire



BECKFORD, William
Vathek with The Episodes of Vathek. Edited witha Historical Introduction and Notes by Guy Chapman.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  [London]. Printedat the University Press, Cambridge, for Constable and Company & HoughtonMifflin. 1929.,  8vo. 22.5cm, in 2 volumes, xxv,176 & vii,162pp., on laidpaper, limited to 1000 sets, with 8 plates including a colour frontisview of Fonthill Abbey, appendices, original dark blue cloth, gilt spinetitles and decorations, t.e.g., very good to fine (lgc) ~ Anauthoritative and comprehensive edition.
$75.00    Book Number: 35041         Order / Enquire




BECKFORD, William].
Italy; With Sketches of Spain and Portugal. By the Author of "Vathek." In Two Volumes.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Richard Bentley. 1834.,  8vo, 21.5cm, 2nd edition (revised), in 2 volumes, xv,371 & xv, 381pp., in contemporary half dark blue calf, gilt ruled raised bands, full gilt decorations and borders in the panels, double crushed crimson morocco labels, gilt titles, marbled boards, endpapers and edges, wear or pealing area re-stained, 2cm section clipped from upper title page in Vol. I (not affecting titles), a very good attractively bound set (Tds). - Gotlieb 89 (p43). First published in 1783 as "Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents" which was suppressed and of which only six copies survived. This second edition omits some and adds letters from his second Italian Journey and from Spain and Portugal in 1782.
$399.99                          Book Number: 28597                         Order / Enquire



BEEBE, William
Pheasant Jungles.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York & London. G.P. Putnam & Sons.,  1927. 8vo. 22cm, xiii,248p., with 60 plates and illustrations, index, illustrated endpaper, bookplate, decorated blue cloth, very good to fine copy.(ds3.4). Beebe was director of Tropical Research of the New York Zoological Society and spent seventeen months in the Far East gathering material for a Monograph of the Pheasants.
$24.50                          Book Number: 3022                         Order / Enquire



BEECHEY, Captain F. W.
Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with The Polar Expeditions: performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N., in the years 1825, 26, 27, 28.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley. 1831.,  4to. 27.2cm, The First Edition, 2 volumes in One, xxi,[2],392 & vii,[1](,-393)-742,[1]pp., errata leaf, paginated contentiously, with 3 engraved maps, (2 are folding maps), & 23 engraved plates, in contemporary diced calf boards rebacked, gilt ruled wide raised bands, gilt titles, gilt ruled border on the boards, french marbled endpapers, the plates have some foxing as usual, complete with half title, (usually wanting), relatively clean, very good to fine condition, the rare first quarto edition. (cgc) A.B. 1227. Lande s161. Hill 93 . Sabin 4347. Howes B-309. Lada-Mocarski, 95. So-called Admiralty edition, issued in a quarto format, preceding the octavo edition of the same year. Beechey's book is one of the most valuable of modern voyages and relates extensive visits to Pitcairn Island, Easter Island, the Tuamotu Archipelago, the Society Islands, the Mangareva (Gambier) Islands, Tahiti, Alaska, Hawaii, Macao, Okinawa, and the coast of California. Beechey was ordered by the Admiralty to Bering Strait as a relief expedition to await the separate expeditions of Captains Franklin and Parry, who had sailed in 1824 to search for the Northwest Passage to the Pacific Ocean. He was to meet them at Kotzebue Sound in July of 1826. After visits to Tahiti and Hawaii, Beechey heard at Kamchatka that Parry had turned back, but he waited at Kotzebue Sound for Franklin, who never arrived, during the summers of both 1826 and 1827. Near Point Barrow, Alaska, Beechey and Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by weather to turn back. Beechey's work provides an important account of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest and gives his impressions of the missionaries in San Francisco. Blossom Rock in San Francisco Bay is named for his ship. Beechey also describes the Eskimos of the north. At Pitcairn Island, he met with John Adams, last survivor of the mutiny on the Bounty, who gave him a lengthy account. In the Tuamotus Beechey discovered Vanavana, which he named Barrow Island, after Sir John Barrow; he also touched at Cockburn Island, Bram Martin Island, Melville Island, and Crocker Island.
$8000.00    Book Number: 37911         Order / Enquire



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