Travel, Topography and World Culture

BURNET, Gilbert. Some Letters, Containing An Account of what seemed most Remarkable in Travelling through Switzerland, Italy, Some parts of Germany, &c. In the Years 1685 and 1686. Written by G. Burnet, D.D. to the Hoble. R.B.....To which is added, an Appendix, containing some Remarks on Switzerland and Italy, writ by a Person of Quality, and communicated to the Author. Printed for Abraham Acher. 1687. Second Edition, Corrected, and Altered in some places by the Author.
[24], 336pp, [Bound with:] Three Letters Concerning the Present State of Italy, Written in the Year 1687. I. Relating to the Affair of Molinos, and the Quietists. II. Relating to the Inquisition, and the State of Religion. III. Relating to the Policy and Interests of some of the States of Italy. Being A Supplement to Dr. Burnets Letters. [London?]. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1688. [16], 191pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled, panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Chip to hear of spine, slight cracking to joints, else a fine copy. Contemporary ink inscription of 'Edmd. Hickman (?) Ejus Lib.' to FEP.
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£ 375.00
CARLYLE, J.D.. Poems, Suggested Chiefly By Scenes in Asia-Minor, Syria, and Greece, with Prefaces, Extracted from the Author's Journal. Embellished with Two Views of the Source of the Scamander, and the Aqueduct Over the Simos.. Printed By William Bulmer and Co....For John White. 1805. First edition.
[4], xvi, [3[, 149pp (i.e.146pp), with half-title and 2 engravings. Contemporary half calf over boards, gilt. Extremities worn, upper joint splitting and holding by cords only. FFEP detached.
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£ 125.00
EASTWICK, Edward B.. Autobiography of Lutfullah, a Mohamedan Gentleman; and His Transactions with His Fellow-Creatures: Interspersed with remarks on the habits, customs and character of the people with whom he had to deal.. Smith Elder and Co.. 1857. Second edition.
xii, 435pp, [1], 16pp adverts. Finely bound in recent quarter red morocco over marbled boards, contrasting lettering piece, gilt titling. Small oval stamp, "Christchurch Rathgar." A clean copy save for very occasional marking to text.
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£ 100.00
GARDINER, Richard. Richardi Gardiner Herefordensis, Aedis Christi. Oxon. Canonici, Specimen Oratorium Recusum, & Declamationibus Quorandam Ibidem Art: Bac: Necnon Additamentis Studentium Heterogeniis Adornatum. Excudebat H. Hall Academiae Typographus, Impensis Ric: Davis. 1662. Third Edition.
[4], 176pp, [2]. Finely bound in nineteenth-century green crushed morroco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slight loss of leather to turn-in of upper board. Slightly soiled, with occasional light staining, else a fine copy.
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£ 500.00
HAWKINS, Ernest. Annals of the Diocese of Fredericton. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1847. First Edition.
viii, 3-74pp. With frontispiece engraving and folding map of the Diocese of Fredericton. Original publisher's mauve cloth, blindstamped, titled in gilt to upper board. Spine faded, extremities a trifle marked and rubbed.
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£ 95.00
LANG, John Dunmore. The coming event! Or freedom and independence for the seven united provinces of australia. John L. Sherriff. 1870. First edition.
xviii, 453pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-tooled burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
NAPIER, James R.. On Pressure Logs for Measuring the Speed of Ships. From the Proceedings of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow.. 1872. Offprint.
14pp, [2]. With illustrations throughout. Original publisher's pink wraps. Soiling to part of upper wrap, internally clean and tight.
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£ 75.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem.. T. Hookham. 1810. First Edition.
vii, [1], 147pp, [1]. With half-titles. Victorian tan half-calf, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Ink-dated author obituary clippings pasted to blank-fly, four small mount-holes cut to half title; combined with the indentation on the following leaves suggestive that this once held a Carte de Visite of the author. Some glue residue to gutter of title. Leaf C5 bound before C4.
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£ 400.00
RUPPELL, Dr. Eduard. Beschreibung Und Abbildung Von 24 Arten Kurzschwanzigen Krabben, Als Beitrag Zur Naturgeschichte Des Roten Meeres. Gedruckt Und in Commission Bei Heinrich Ludwig Bronner. 1830. First Edition.
28pp. With six lithographic plates. Uncut and unopened, in original publisher's buff wraps. Extremities a trifle chipped. Light spotting to text/plates.
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£ 300.00
SAMUEL, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert. The Second Lucien Wolf Memorial Lecture. Great Britiain and Palestine, Delivered in the Great Hall of University College. The Jewish Historical Society of England.. [1936]. First Edition.
29pp, [3]. Single photographic plate of the platform from which the original speech was delivered. Publisher's wraps within publisher's red cloth, gilt. A near fine copy with only the slighest of wear to extremities. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to the FEP 'With Gustave Tuck's Kind Remembrances, to Frank G. Salisbury Esq. 27 - 1 - 36'.
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£ 150.00
[ASIA], [TURKISH HISTORY], VÁMBÉRY, Hermann. Die Primitive Cultur Des Turko-Tatarischen Volkes Auf Grund Sprachlicher Forschungen. F. A. Brockhaus. 1879. First Edition.
[7], viii, [3], 276pp. Recased in modern boards with original wraps pasted on, rough-cut leaves. Slight wear to edges, corners bumped, some foxing. Title and half title separating, foxing throughout.
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£ 200.00
[COOK, Captain James]. HAWKESWORTH, John.. Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majeste Britannique, Et successivement executes par le Commodore Byron, le Capitaine Carteret, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine Cook, dans les Vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour; Traduite de L'Anglois. Tome Premier [-Huitieme]. Chez Nyon, l'aine...Merigot, le jeune. 1789.
Eight volumes. 48, 219, [1]; [4], 243, [1]; 316; [4], 320; [4], 259, [1]; 223, [1]; 131 [i.e. 231], [1]; 252pp. With half-title to each volume. [Bound uniformly with:] Voyage dans l'hemisphere Austral, et autour du monde, Fait sur les vaisseaux de roi l'Aventure & la Resolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775; ecrit par Jacques Cook, Commandant de la Resolution; dans lequel on a infere la relation du Capitaine Furneaux, & celle de MM. Forster. Traduit de l'Anglois.... A Paris. Chez J.G. Merigot, le jeune..., 1792. Six volumes. [4], [i]-xl, 375, [1]; 397, [1]; 380; 376; [4], 320; 311pp, [1]. With three half titles, as issued, and a single table opposite p.157, Vol VI. Without the atlas volume. Finely bound in uniform mottled French calf-backed marbled boards, with vellum tips, contrasting red and green morocco title labels, spines richly gilt in scalloppine design. Slightly rubbed, with some chips to extremities of spines. Very occasionally cracking to joints, single wormhole to upper joint Vol III, 2nd work. The odd rust-hole or tear to text, all without loss of sense. Occasional light marking or staining. With ink inscriptions of John Lukis, (with one mention of Guernsey), to titles, thus presumably from the library of Channel Islands based mining engineer John Walter Lukis (1816-1894). Small shelf-mark label of Bibliotheque Rohault-Fleury to FEP of Vol. V of the second work, neatly removed from other volumes.
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£ 1,250.00
[D'AUVERGNE, Edward]. A Relation of the Most Remarkable Transactions of the Last Campaigne, in the Confederate Army. Under the Command of His Majesty of Great Britain...In the Spanish Netherlands, Anno Dom. 1692. Printed for Dorman Newman. 1693. First Edition.
[8], 68pp. With imprimatur leaf, A1. A crisp copy in contemporary, blind ruled speckled sheep, with some cracking to spine, slight wear to extremities. Nineteenth-century bookplate to FEP. Some marking to front endpapers.
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£ 350.00
[LAKE ERIE]. Historischer Kalender Oder Der Hinkende Bot: Auf Das Jahr Christi 1843. Bei Carl Stampfli. 1843.
[72pp]. With woodcuts to text, and an additional folding woodcut plate. Stitched at spine, with blue paper reinforcement. Some creasing/splitting to spine, else a crisp copy, clipped to marginal top corner of first 12 leaves.
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£ 250.00
[LONDON]. A description of the colosseum as re-opened in M.DCCC.XLV. Under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, and H.R.H. Prince Albert. With numerous illustrations, and eight coloured sections of the panorama of London, Embossed by Messrs. Dobbs, Bailey, & Co.. Printed by J. Wertheimer and Co.. 1845.
24pp. With 14 plates, six woodcuts and eight views engraved by the Kronheim process depicting the Panorama of London. A rare survival, stitched within the original publisher's printed buff wrappers. A little tired, with some wear and tear to extremities, a little marking and small patch to upper wrap where tip-ex has been removed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 750.00