- 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: 2246
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
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
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
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
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
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
Pompeii - engraved town map
London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1832. Original engraved map of the extinct city of Pompeii. Below, a panoramic view of the archaeological site and the facades of fourteen important buildings. Partially coloured, as issued. Published under the Superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. Drawn by W.B. Clarke, arch. In a good condition, with just a few very small closed tears to the page edge. Light creases, and small pin holes to outside edges only. Not affecting the map. Blank verso. 305 x 395 mm (12 x 15½ inches) plus borders.Book ID: 3043
Terre d'Inconstance et d'Acceptation. Albanie, Macédoine, Thessalie 1916-1917
Marseille: F. Detaille, 1921. First edition. paper covered card boards. Photograph inlaid to front cover of wrapper. Scarce French travel book / photo book. Full of photographs of the region, including one full page photographic plate. 73 pp. 330 x 250 mm (13 x 9¾ inches).
Condition: The spine of the wrapper has worn away / become torn, so there is no wrapper spine. A few small chips to the rest of the wrapper. The book itself is in good, clean condition.Book ID: 2267More details Price: £180.00
The Foreign Tour of Messrs Brown, Jones and Robinson:
Being the History of What They Saw and Did In Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Italy
London: Bradbury and Evans, 1854. Bound in dark navy cloth with gilt pictorial and title to front board, blind rule to both boards. Designed and fully illustrated in 80 leaves of amusing b/w cartoons depicting caricatures, with captions, on a mid-19th Century Grand Tour of the Continent.
310 x 240 mm (12¼ x 9½ inches). Doyle's work frequently appeared, amongst other places, in Punch magazine.
Condition: Neat repair to spine. Boards lightly bumped at corners. Back board at page edge has wear. New endpapers. One or two spots and some small repairs to edges of preliminary pages. A good copy.Book ID: 2288
The Spirit of Paris [Presentation Copy]
With twenty full-page illustrations in colour by Gustave Fraipont, Lucien Gautier, Raphael Kirchner, Maurice de Lambert, A Marcel-Clement, G Riom
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1913. First Edition. Hardback. Embossed pages inside identify this as a Presentation Copy. Illustrated brown percaline boards, with colour and gilt title and decorations. Twenty full-page colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Imagined conversation as preface. Light marking/rubbing to binding. Very light sporadic foxing to some pages, not affecting the plates. xii + 169 pp + one leaf of publisher's advertisements to rear. 230 x 165 mm (9 x 6½ inches).Book ID: 2961More details Price: £30.00
The Waldenses, or Protestant Valleys of Piedmont, Dauphiny, and the Ban de la Roche.
London: George Virtue, 1868. First Edition. Rebound / rebacked in full burgundy morocco with gilt embellishments, and gilt title to spine. The 70 plates are by W. Bartlett and W. Brockedon. Engraved frontis portrait of William Beattie MD, and engraved title page with view of Val Pelice. Lovely folded map of Piedmont. All plates are protected by their original tissue guards. iii, 216 pp. 280 x 220 mm (11 x 8¾ inches). 'Le premier album anglais publié sur l'Oisans et le Dauphiné au début du 19ème siècle, superbement illustré. Il comporte également des planches sur la Savoie (e.a. Migèves, Cluse et Viu) et le Piémont. Rare et très recherché'. (Perret)
Condition: Very good condition boards, slight rubbing only. New end papers. Moderate foxing to frontis. Light foxing to engraved title. The rest of the book is in a very good with only light foxing in some places.Book ID: 2728More details Price: £380.00
Toonneel der Steden van de Vereenighde Nederlanden
Met hare Beschrijvingen, uytgegeven by Joan Bleau
Edition: First Thus
Lausanne: Sequoia / Elsevier: 1966. Facsimile atlas in slipcase. Deluxe edition. Light brown leather with gilt decoration on spine, title and name of author in gilt lettering on black and red title labels on spine Gilt coat of arms stamped decoration on front cover. Beautiful coloured illustrated title page with several crests. Printed on Van gelder paper. 32 colour plates of maps (span across two pages each). In mustard coloured cloth slipcase with gilt stamped crest on front, worn at corners and edges. very good A beautiful facsimile edition of Joan Blaeu's 'Dutch City Maps' from 1649. Includes beautiful two-page spreads of maps by the famous Dutch cartographer and the son of cartographer Willem Blaeu.
Condition: Slight wear / chipping to the spine labels. The slipcase is in excellent condition, with a little bumping only. The book itself is in beautiful condition.Book ID: 1919More details Price: £205.00
Vulkanreihe von Guatemala, die Landengen von Tehuantepec, Nicaragua und Panama und die Central Vulkane der Süd See,
mit 7 Nebenkarten (u.a. Galapagos-, Sandwich- und Freundschaftsinseln).
1853. Map taken from Meyer's Zeitungs-Atlas. Hand coloured. 235 x 300 mm (9¼ x 11¾ inches).
Condition: Slightly darkened to edges, and verso shows shapes of hand colouring from the front.Book ID: 2756More details Price: £20.00