- Category = European Travel & Exploration
A Journey made in the Summer of 1794, through Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany With a Return down the Rhine:
To Which are Added, Observations during a Tour to the Lakes of Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland.
Dublin: P. Wogan, H. Colbert et al, 1795. Original half calf with marbled boards. Gilt crest to the spine for an unidentified Earl (crown in laurels). Recent gilt to black label. A very nice copy of this travelogue. The Dublin edition was published simultaneously to the English Edition. Original binder's note tipped into the rear end paper. Ann Radcliffe was a pioneer of the Gothic novel. Primarily known for the Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian. vi, 500 pp.
Condition: The binding is in good condition, with a touch of marking only. Inside, the book is clean and tidy - with just a little foxing. A very nice copy.Book ID: 1930More details Price: £375.00
A visit to the Monastery of La Trappe, in 1817:
With Notes, Taken During a Tour Through Le Perche, Normandy, Bretagne, Poitou, Anjou, Le Bocage, Touraine, Orleanois, and the Environs of Paris. Illustrated with Numerous Coloured Engravings, From Drawings Made on the Spot.
London: Thomas McLean: 1823. Large paper copy bound in period full red morocco gilt, spine re-cased preserving the back strip. Page edges gilt. 14 of the 15 plates present. Of the plates present 12 are hand coloured including frontispiece. The colour plate of the Ruins of the ancient Church at p. 16 is lacking. 14 of 15 plates. Abbey Travel 91 (4th Ed); Hardie 313; Tooley 212 (1st Ed). Pp. xii, 188.
Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, with some general wear to surface / extremities from handling, spine darkened and with portion of the old backstrip missing at base, a little chipped at head, corners bumped. Contents are holding firmly in the main, pp. 179-186 detached as one, a few other gatherings a little proud and joints a bit tender, generally in good clean condition if a little toned, with some light scattered foxing, occasional creases or dust marking though nothing too disfiguring. Old ink inscription at head of title page. Original brown endpapers, with bookplates of two different periods to upper pastedownBook ID: 1118More details Price: £100.00
Alpine Majestaten Und Ihr Gefolge
Die Gebirgswelt der Erde in Bildern. Dritter Band
Munchen: Vereinigte Kunstanstalen, 1903. Volume three only (of 4). Pictorial boards with alpine picture and art nouveau decoration around. Gilt end papers. Library stamps for the Erasmiaansch Gymnasium Rotterdam. Map of the Alps showing regions, 268 photographs of peaks and features on glossy paper, several are folding plates. 440 by 300mm (17¼ by 11¾ inches).
Condition: Cloth boards are a little stained and darkened, particularly to the front cover. Still attractive though. Moderate foxing to the first few. The rest the book is in very good condition with only light foxing.Book ID: 2246More details Price: £60.00
Analyses of New Voyages and Travels, lately published in London
Two abstracts. from "A Northern Summer" and "A Tour through Holland."
London: None Stated, 1806. Two works bound as one. The first is an abstract of "A Northern Summer; Or, Travels round the Baltic, through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Prussia, and part of Germany in the year 1804" 80, [ii]. pp. Includes index, Sepia aquatint of Cronberg Castle, and a lovely large folding sepia Aquatint of St Petersburg.
The second work is "A Tour through Holland, along the right and left banks of the Rhine, to the South of Germany in the Summer and Autumn of 1806." 167 [ii]. pp including index. Includes 6 folding sepia aquatint illustrations, or Rotterdam, The Hague, Amsterdam (x2) Utrecht, and Koblenz.
Each work has a paragraph of introduction, and then an abstract or digest of the work itself. 240 by 150mm (9½ by 6 inches).
Condition: Recent half calf binding, with hardcover boards. burgundy label to spine. New end papers. The text itself is clean and tidy, in excellent condition.Book ID: 2196More details Price: £350.00
Belgium as she is
Brussels: C. Muquardt, 1843. First edition. An attractive guide to Belgium in a blue cloth binding with gilt titles and decoration to the spine. Text in English. Comprising three small books in one volume, The Guide Book / Belgium Social / Belgium Picturesque. Attractive Frontis of "An Englishman landing" and three further illustrations (including map). Complete. Scarce with all illustrations. Information on a variety of subjects, including towns, local customs, and a Flemish vocabulary. A rather lovely quote, in the "laws affecting foreigners" states: "I would however, deeply impress upon my countrymen the danger of committing an assault in Belgium, the almost certainty of a long imprisonment if he strikes a native." You have been warned! iv, 348 pp. 15cm x 10cm.Book ID: 3206More details Price: £125.00
Beschreibung des Domes zu Köln, neueste, vollständige. Abbildungen von F. Nassau.
Description nouvelle et complète Cathédrale de Cologne.
Cologne: F.C. Eisen, 1840. First edition. Folding frontis engraving with five panels. In total 17 engravings. Text in French and German. Stiff card covers, a touch of darkening and bumping, but overall in excellent condition. Advert tipped into the inside of the front board for Eisen's works. Moderate foxing to the pages. 82 pages + plates. 105 x 130 mm (4¼ x 5 inches).Book ID: 3208More details Price: £125.00
Bubbles from the Brunnens of Nassau
Edition: First Edition
London: John Murray: 1834. First edition. Bound in recent half Morocco with gilt titles to the spine and marbled boards. Half title. Engraved frontis. Title, preface, 10 plates (including frontis). A travel guide to the author's travels through the "bathing resorts and fountains in the Duchy of Nassau" and his trip to Mainz. 376 pages. 190 x 120 mm (7½ x 4¾ inches). 376 pp
Condition: The binding is recent, and is in good, clean condition without flaws. There is darkening to the title page and a little staining to the verso of the frontis. Otherwise in good, if slightly darkened condition.Book ID: 2009More details Price: £95.00
Christian Researches in the Mediterranean,
From MDCCCVXV to MDCCCXX. In furtherance of the objects of the Church Missionary Society.
Edition: First Edition
London: R. Watts, L.B. Seeley, and J. Hatchard, 1822. New half leather binding with marbled boards. Burgundy labels and gilt titles. Stamp for the library of the "Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Lands." Hand coloured map of the Mediterranean as a frontis. viii, [viii], 1-454 pp
Condition: A lovely copy of this work. The new binding is in an immaculate state. Clean and tidy without flaws. The frontis map is also in beautiful condition. The text itself is clean and tidy, without marks. Fractional darkening to the closed page edges.Book ID: 1506More details Price: £250.00
Der Rhein von Mainz bis Cöln
Frankfurt: M. Jacobs. First edition. Circa 1900. Twelve beautiful engravings of the Rhine by Liebig. Bound in soft covers with white printed titles. Original cord ties. Handmade paper. Good strong impressions, in excellent condition. A couple of tiny foxing spots. Complete. 170 x 250 mm (6¾ x 9¾ inches).Book ID: 3159More details Price: £100.00
Ein Tag am Vierwaldstättersee - Erinnerung
A Manuscript travelogue / Poem with 8 silver print photographs
Lucerne: Manuscript, 1885. Original manuscript poem / travelogue, recounting an excursion on the Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Lucerne) in 1885. 8 silver print photographs are tipped in amongst the text. Cream embossed leather binding. Gilt detail to the front board. Attractive gilt and brown end papers. Unpaginated, but 40 stanza's in a neat German hand.
200 by 130mm (7¾ by 5 inches).
Condition: The leather boards are clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the skin. Internally clean and tidy throughout.Book ID: 2066More details Price: £150.00
From my Camera
A Black and White album of a European Tour from 1937
n/a, 1947. A nice album of a tour of Europe for two Englishmen in the Chrysler. Over 60 photographs and a couple of postcards. Includes a small number of bullfighting photographs. Most of the photographs have a visible area of 5cm x 7.5cm Very nice condition with handwritten location / comment to each. A hand written spine shows that the album is the result of several trips between 1936 and 1947.Book ID: 2254More details Price: £30.00
Goldenes Mainz - Original-Radierungen
Frankfurt: M. Jacobs. First edition. Circa 1900. Twelve beautiful engravings of Mainz by Liebig. Bound in soft covers with white printed titles. Original cord ties. Handmade paper. Each of the engravings are protected by tissue guards. Good strong impressions, in excellent condition. Complete. 230 x 165 mm (9 x 6½ inches).Book ID: 3158More details Price: £140.00
Guide-Souvenir dans Les Pyrenees dedie aux Touristes.
Premiere Partie - Haute-Garonne LUCHON et les Vallees du Lys, de L'arboust, D'oo ou D'Astau, De L'Hospice, Des Etangs, de Burbe et D'Aran.
Edition: First Edition
Luchon: Chez Sarthe: 1859. 18 lithographs drawn by Pierre Gorse and 1 fold-out map of the vicinity of Luchon + Lithographed title page.
The lithographs have the background in sepia and are numbered from 1 to 18 (except frontispiece & map) total of 20 lithographs. Complete. Original brown buckram boards, with gilt titles and design. All edges gilt. No title to spine (but gives no appearance of having been rebacked). Text in French
Condition: An attractive work, the boards are clean, with a little bumping to the corners only. Slight fading to the front bottom edge. Inside, the text pages are quite significantly foxed - but the lithographs are in good, clean original condition. Text notes in Italian (book dealer) to the inside rear board. Overall a very nice copyBook ID: 1878More details Price: £300.00
La Suisse Illustree
Description et Histoire de Ses Vingt-Deux Cantons
Paris: Didier: 1851. 2 volumes bound as 1. First edition. Original black buckram with gilt decoration and titles. with 71 steel engravings, 20 hand coloured plates of Swiss costume, 2 hand coloured maps. lvi, 1-208., [iv], 1-258, [vi]. pp + plates & maps.
Condition: The boards are clean and tidy, with a little rubbing to the edges. The book is clean, and the plates bright. There is a little marking / darkening to some of the plates and pages, but overall a very nice copy. Owner's name to the corner of the title page in ink (1875)Book ID: 1848More details Price: £640.00
La Suisse Pittoresque,
Ornee de vues dessinees specialement pour cet ouvrage par W. H. Bartlett. esq.... Traduit de L'Anglais par L. De Bauclas
Londres: Georges Virtue: 1836. Two volumes. First edition. Half calf with marbled boards. gilt titles & ornamentation to the spine. Marbled end papers. Previous owner's bookplate to the inside front board. engraved title with vignette, title, text, 106 engravings and folding map.
Condition: There is a little rubbing to the edges of the spine and boards with slight scuffing to the bottom edge. A little darkening to the page edges, but overall a very nice copy.Book ID: 1896More details Price: £400.00
Le Mont Saint-Michel et ses abords.
Dix eaux-fortes originales par Mayeur avec Introduction et bois originaux du même auteur
Paris: A. and M. Vernant, Typographie Ecole municipale Estienne, 1926. A beautiful copy of this limited edition in slipcase. Signed by Mayeur with a dedication to Monsieur & Madame Maréchal. This is example #49/100 copies on Van Gelder paper. Ten beautiful etched plates. Each numbered and signed by Mayeur. Softback, with cream covers. Glassine cover which is somewhat darkened. There is a small nick to glassine only to the spine. Small label to spine with copy number written. Also included is a card from Mayeur, with a handwritten note on it wishing the recipient best Christmas wishes for 1931. The plates are in perfect condition. Loose in gathers as issued. Held in what appears to be the original slipcase.…(more)
Paris: A. and M. Vernant, Typographie Ecole municipale Estienne, 1926. A beautiful copy of this limited edition in slipcase. Signed by Mayeur with a dedication to Monsieur & Madame Maréchal. This is example #49/100 copies on Van Gelder paper. Ten beautiful etched plates. Each numbered and signed by Mayeur. Softback, with cream covers. Glassine cover which is somewhat darkened. There is a small nick to glassine only to the spine. Small label to spine with copy number written. Also included is a card from Mayeur, with a handwritten note on it wishing the recipient best Christmas wishes for 1931. The plates are in perfect condition. Loose in gathers as issued. Held in what appears to be the original slipcase. In very good condition, blue cloth and marbles sides, with just a little rubbing. 395 x 395 mm (15½ x 15½ inches).(less)Book ID: 3164More details Price: £325.00
Paris and its Environs, displayed in a series of two hundred picturesque views.
From Original Drawings taken under the direction of A. Pugin, esq. The engravings executed under the superintendence of Mr. C. Heath. With Topographical and Historical descriptions in two volumes.
London: Jennings and Chaplin. Both vols. printed in 1831. So vol. 1 is a second edition, and vol. 2 a first edition. Original blue green buckram with simple gilt titles to spine. Each volume has an engraved title page with vignette. Vol. 1 has 100 engraved views on 50 plates (good quality art paper). Vol. 2. has 102 views on 51 plates. Opposite each is a text sheet with text in English. To the verso of this is the same description in French. The edges of each plate have the original small stab marks to them. Augustus Charles Pugin (1762–1832) was an Anglo-French artist, architectural draughtsman, and writer on medieval architecture. He was the father of Augustus Welby Pugin, the celebrated Catholic architect.
Condition: Boards are in excellent condition, with just a touch of bumping. Internally clean and tidy throughout with just a little foxing to some pages. There is a weakening to the front hinge of volume 1. Now reinforced with archival tape.Book ID: 1914More details Price: £300.00
Paris en Poche, Guide Pratique Conty.
Collection des guides Conty
Paris: Office des guides Conty. 4th Edition. 1885 (identified from the three coloured sections to the rear). Red cloth with gilt decoration to the front and rear boards. A touch of creasing and darkening to the rear. Pages are clean and tidy, in Very Good condition throughout. Blue advertising end papers. Attractive engraved illustrations throughout. Folding map of the Bois de Boulogne and large folding map of Paris in a pocket to the rear. (Complete. The guide is in four sections. Similar to a Baedeker, The White pages give important information about churches, galleries, museums and parks etc. Next the yellow pages provide a guide to hotels, restaurants and cafes (up to date 1885). The blue pages then give…(more)
Paris: Office des guides Conty. 4th Edition. 1885 (identified from the three coloured sections to the rear). Red cloth with gilt decoration to the front and rear boards. A touch of creasing and darkening to the rear. Pages are clean and tidy, in Very Good condition throughout. Blue advertising end papers. Attractive engraved illustrations throughout. Folding map of the Bois de Boulogne and large folding map of Paris in a pocket to the rear. (Complete. The guide is in four sections. Similar to a Baedeker, The White pages give important information about churches, galleries, museums and parks etc. Next the yellow pages provide a guide to hotels, restaurants and cafes (up to date 1885). The blue pages then give information on "Paris Industriel" - notable companies etc. (up to date 1885). Finally the rose pages (now faded to white) are illustrated adverts. An attractive and interesting work. 280, 36, , 72, viii (index) pp.(less)Book ID: 3202More details Price: £50.00
Paris in two volumes
London: George Allen, 1900. Second, revised edition. Original blue cloth, decorated in gilt and red. Binding in excellent condition, clean and bright. Internally clean and bright throughout. A lovely copy. Small bookplate to the title page states that these volumes belonged to the Byron Library, which was housed in the l'Hotel Continental in Rue Castiglione. 268, 290, (10) pp. 165 x 115 mm (6½ x 4½ inches).Book ID: 3207More details Price: £50.00
Plan des Differens Camps du Vicomte de Turenne & du Comte Montecuculli,
dans l'Ortnaw; en l'Aneé 1675.
Amsterdam: Arkstée & Merkus, 1771. Map taken from the book Histoire du Vicomte de Turenne, Maréchal-Général des Armés du Roi : enrichie des plans de batailles & des sièges. Engraved by Coquart. In top right margin: 'Liv. 6 pag. 311 '. Also a page from the same book. 260 x 415 mm (10¼ x 16¼ inches).
Condition: Both map and page are in a very good condition.Book ID: 2755More details Price: £40.00