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12364. : Die Stadt Waldkirchen.

Waldkirchen 1972. Herausgegeben im jahr der Stadterhebung 1972. 22 by 25.5 cms. 136 pp. illustrated, hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. A small town in Bavaria. 10.00


7655. : Neath Mount Sugarloaf.

West Wallsend Public School Centenary Committee 1987. 28 by 21 cms. 112 pp. illustrated, maps, card covers. There are a few small faint stains to some of the final pages otherwise very good.A pictorial history of the district that lies beneath the eastern slopes of Mount Sugarloaf, New South Wales, Australia. 20.00


11005. : Vyer Fran Stockholm.

Stockholm: Granbergs Konstindustri-Aktiebolags forlag. n.d. c. 1890/1900. 18 by 27.5 cms. no pagination, 19 coloured views of Stockholm, Kunliga Slottet,Rikdagshuset,Kungstradgarden, Kungl. Theatren och Jacobs Kyrka, Kunliga Slottet fran Skeppsholmen, Kungl. Dramatiska Teatern, Vasabron och Riksbanken, Skeppsholmen, Stureplan, Parti fran Linneparken, Oscarskyrkan och Djurgardsbron, Riddarhusset, Riddarholmskanalen, Soder Malarstrand, Fontanen, Tors Fiske, Riddarholmen Drottningholms Slott, Saltsjobaden, Panoramen fran Katharinahissen. Boards a bit shook, ffep removed, some childish pencil marks on title page, otherwise good. Excellent coloured illustrations of the city and its life at the end of the 19th century. 25.00


15202. Allen, Henry J.: Venezuela Una Democracia.

Buenos Aires: Editorial Claridad, 1945. First edition. 261 + vii pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Eight plates, and folding map. Gold-blocked faded blue boards. Paper browned, and some foxing. Worn and repaired dustwrapper. Previous owner's name on title page and half title page. A fair copy only. 13.50


13244. anon.: Photograph Album.

United States Sept. - Dec. 1935. 34 pp. 25.5 x 32.5 cm. Tissue guards are mostly detached, but present. Heavily embossed and gilt boards. Apparently a trip by three people, possibly father, daughter, (Cissie), and an American relative, brother (?), from the north of Ireland to the US from October to December 1935. Containing 102 monochrome photographs of a car trip through the western United States: Kansas City, Kansas State, Colorado, Arkansas, Rockies, Utah, Nevada, California, San Francisco, Pacific Coast, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, New York. "On board the Caledonia" and "On board The Duchess of Richmond". "Island north of Donegal", and four photographs in the north of Ireland: "in the Demesne", and "shops". These are dated 27 September 1935. The ship to the States was the Duchess of Richmond, October 4th. The return on the Caledonia was December 5th 1935. The photographs are from Kansas City west to California and back to Kansas City, and then to New York for the journey home. Although photographs are mostly detailed in pencil on the back no surname is given. There are photos of Uncle Ike's Post Office, Mrs Lynch's cabin, and Matt's cabin, so it is possible they were visiting relatives. The American photos are Elko with a stylised greek key type border round the image. We think these ships sailed from Liverpool, and these people travelled first class as can be seen by one of the ship photographs. More research needed. 150.00


14297. Barrow, John F.R.S.: A Family Tour through South Holland; up the Rhine; and across The Netherlands to Ostend.

London: John Murray 1831. 15 by 9.5 cms. viii+295 pp. illustrated by Capt. Robert Batty, frontispiece tissue guarded plate of the Town Hall Bussels, similar plates of Antwerp cathedral, St. Lawrence Rotterdam, Hague Hotel de Ville, Leyden St Pancras, The Waag of Amsterdam, Amstel Amsterdam, Bingen, St Nicholas Ghent, Bruges Hotel de Ville. folding map. Half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spine with decorative gilt panels and two original spine labels. marbled endpapers and foreedges. Edge rubbing to boards, corners bumped, showing some wear, spine spltting with front board at lowest extremity, internally very tight and clean, plates and map in good condition. This series was begun by the publisher in the 1820s and survived to the late 1840s. They make a handsome display on a shelf. Copac only list11 copies in the U.K.John Barrow F.R.S. 1808-1898 is not named as the author. batty the illustrator died 1848. 75.00


7632. Blencowe, J.R. and Le Grice, E., Photographers: Rotorua the Wonderland of New Zealand.

Rotorua: New Zealand: c1890. 56 monochrome photographic views. 32 pp. 19 x 25.5 cm. Embossed matt green covers, with mounted print. The staples have gone, without loss, but otherwise very good. 10.00


12929. Brookes, R: A General Gazetteer; or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary. Containing A Description of the Nations, Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Forts, Seas, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, Canals, Mountains, Capes, &c. in The Known World...

London: Plummer and Brewis for J.Bumpus, Wm. Allason, J. Blacklock..., 1816. Fifteenth edition. xvi + 776 pp. Folding maps include The World, Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, West Indies, East Indies. In original polished calf binding, with six-compartment spine richly gold-blocked, and with original spine label. The front pastedown carries a label "Bound by J.P. King, Bookseller, &c, Andover", and the signature "W Gutch". This signature appears again on the titlepage. The binding has been professionally (and discreetly) restored. 150.00


10095. Brookes, R: The General Gazetteer; or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary.

London: Bye and Law St John's Square the Eleventh edition with considerable additions and improvements 1800. 22 by 14 cms. no pagination, c.730 pp. with 8 folding maps of, the World, Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Europe, East Indies and West Indies contemporary calf, six panelled spine, gilt lining with circular gilt devices in each panel, red morocco label, one map has an old minor edge misfold, some edge rubbing to boards, and some scuffing to the boards, there is a discolouration to three pages caused by an old, now removed insert, otherwise in very good condition, maps all very good. Bearing the bookplate, on the front pastedown, of the Earl of Dunraven, from the library presumably at Adare, Christies lot no slip insert. 185.00


9346. Brydone, P.: A Tour Through Sicily and Malta in a series of letters to William Beckford Esq. of Somerly in Suffolk.

Dublin: R. Marchbank a new edition corrected1780. Volume 1 only of this two volume work. viii+243 pp. folding map of sicily. In contemporary polished calf, title page browned, this new edition contains several corrections by the author not before published in any Dublin edition. 55.00


17438. Burnet, G: 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. Three Letters concerning the Present State of Italy written in the year 1687.

London: Printed by J Robinon at the Golden Lion in St Paul's Church Yard and Awnsham Churchill at the Black Swan Ave-Mary Lane, 1687, 1688 Two works bound together. This edition was corrected and altered in some places by the author. (22) + 400 + (21) + 192pp. 15 x 9 cm. Separate title pages to both works. Bound in contemporary black calf with a five-panelled spine with raised bands and a new replacement gold-blocked red spine label, reading "Burner", as on the title-page. Minor wear, but a good tight clean copy bearing its age very well. 350.00


9077. Carnarvon, Stobart Henry John George The Earl of: Portugal and Galicia, with a review of the Social and Political State of the Basque Provinces; and a few remarks on Recent Events in Spain. to which is now subjoined A Reply to the Policy of England Towards Spain.

London: John Murray Second Edition 1837. Volume II only of two volumes. iv+452 pp. half leather and marbled boards. six panelled spine with raised bands gilt decorative panels and two original labels, marbled foreedges, boards worn, scuffed and rubbed, a split in the top third of spine is starting up. Internally tight, bright and clean. If an odd vol I could be located this would make a good subject for rebinding. 150.00


13394. Carson, Norma Bright: From Irish Castles to French Chateaux.

London: T. Werner Laurie, c1910. xi+241 pp. 20 x 14 cm. An American poet's 1908 European trip describing journeys and scenes in the north of Ireland, Scotland, England, and France. Illustrated with 47 photographs by the author and others. The photographs include the author on the rear deck of the Mauretania, and the landing stage, New York, from the rear deck of the Mauretania. Some of the author's poems are included. Hardback, pictorial boards, no dustwrapper. Has the bookplate of Lila Utitz on the front pastedown. Overall in good condition. 16.00


9852. Chisholm, Geo. G: The World as it is: A Popular Account of the Countries and Peoples of the Earth.

London: Blackie & Son. Glasgow 1883. 23 by 16 cms. A publisher's sampler volume advertising the forthcoming work, text drawn from various sections, with woodcut illustrations, black and white as well as full page colour illustrations, four double page coloured maps, the World, Europe, British Isles and Canada. Boards rubbed, a.e.g. overall in good condition. 40.00


4. Coffey, Rev. H.W: The Anglican Church South Melbourne, Emerald Hill, Canvas Town 1852-1977

Melbourne: n.d. (1977) 248 pp. Spine professionally repaired, newspaper cuttings inserted. Author from Co. Tyrone, Ireland, Softcovers, some faint spotting to covers, but internally very good. Much of the material has been gathered from the Melbourne Diocesan magazine 1850 and onwards, and a range of other sources. 18.00


10366. Condor, Josiah: The Modern Traveller A Popular Description, geographical historical and topographical, of the various Countries of the Globe Palestine; or The Holy Land.

London: London: Printed for James Duncan, Oliver and Boyd Edinburgh; M. Ogle Glasgow; and R.M. Tims Dublin. 14.5 by 9 cms. vi+368 pp. the map and three illustrations as called for are not present, in contemporary boards with original spine title, ffep loose, some wear but in generally good condition. A useful little survey of the country at this time. 55.00


7343. Coupe, Sheena. general editor.: Frontier Country Australia's Outback Heritage.

Australia: Wheldon Russell 1989. Two Vols. 29.5 by 21.5 cms. Vol 1, 400 pp. Vol 2, 400 pp. illustrated, both vols very good in dustwrappers. A fascinating and beautifully illustrated account of an important part of Australia's heritage and history. Both books are in very good condition indeed but are very heavy , extra postage would be required. 17.50


18512. Covarrubias, Rose: Island of Bali.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. xxv + 417 + (32) + x pp. 24 x 16.5 cm. Extensively illustrated, some in colour, and with an album of photographs by Rose Covarrubias. Folded map. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Gold-blocked black and yellow boards. No dustwrapper. Boards a little dusty, minor shelfwear, and crease to map, otherwise in very good condition. Generously illustrated, this is a glimpse of Bali before the advent of the mass tourism and the challenges this throws up. 30.00


15096. Davies, Howell, editor: The South American Handbook 1956-1957. A Year Book and Guide to the Countries and Resources of South and Central America, Mexico and Cuba.

London: Trade and Travel Publications Ltd., 1956. 33rd Annual Edition. lii+8+861 pp. 17.5 by 12 cms. Lots of maps, some in colour. Atmospheric advertisements. Gold-blocked red boards. No dustwrapper. In good condition. 12.50


3678. De Amicus, Edmondo: Morocco Its People And Places.

London, Cassell Petter Galpin & Co. 1882. viii+302pp. with original illustrations, decorative red boards, aeg. translated by G. Rollin-Tilton, old repair to ffep and some spine fading otherwise very good. 37.50


18467. De Laborde, M. Leon: Journey Through Arabia Petrea to Mount Sinai, and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies.

London: John Murray, 1836. xxviii + 331 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. 63 illustrations, and 2 steel engraved maps. Half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five panelled spine with slightly raised bands, and original spine label. The spine is damaged, with the loss of a small corner of the lower spine panel extremity. The upper spine panel is damaged but intact. Internally the book is tight, There is some offsetting from the folded map, occasional light brown spots, an old lightish waterstain affecting the bottom half inch or so of a number of pages including a few plates. Ttissue guards to plates all seem present, and the folded map is neatly folded and clean. The spine needs some gentle professional repair, otherwise this is essentially a fair/good copy. 100.00


15236. De Nerval, Gerard: The Women of Cairo Scenes of Life in the Orient.

London: Routledge & Sons, 1929. A translation of "Voyages en Orient". In two volumes. Volume 1 viii+402pp. Volume 2 xiii+283pp. Gold-blocked light-red boards, no dustwrappers. Publisher's slip enclosed, soliciting a review. Some very light scattered spotting, spines a little sun faded, otherwise in good condition. 100.00


13509. De Rouillon, M.: The Tourist's French Companion; consisting of familiar Conversations on every topic which can be useful to the continental traveller.

London: Longman and Co. and ten others, 12th edition 1844. Carefully revised by Emilie de Rouillon.14.5 by 9 cms. xiv+340 (16) pp., leather spine with gilt title. in very good condition. 40.00


18463. Dupaty, Abbe: Travels Through Italy in a Series of Letters written in the year 1785

Dublin: Messrs Burnet, P. Bryne, and J. Moore, 1789. Translated from the French by an English Gentleman. xii + 403 pp. 21 x 13 cm. fFull leather binding. Boards are edge rubbed with some old scuff marks showing some surface loss of leather, spine darkened, extremities worn, missing spine label, and some wear to the front joint. Internally a tight and clean copy, apart from some old worm damage in the bottom margin of the ffep, the title page, and into the first few pages of contents. Although perfectly servicable as it is, the book could be thesubject of a good professional rebind. 50.00


16881. Forbes, Rosita: Forbidden Road Kabul to Samarkand

London: Cassell & Co., 1937. xi+289 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Forbes was famous for her travels in perilous, remote places. Afghanistan was certainly remote, and risky for a lone women. Hats off to her. 76 half-tone illustrations. Map. Black-blocked orange boards. Minor wear. Light spotting to prelims, otherwise good. The signature "E Williams" on the ffep is that of Lieutenant General Williams. 25.00


6586. Forsyth, Joseph: Remarks On Antiquities, Arts and Letters during an excursion in Italy in the years 1802 and 1803..

London: John Murray, fourth edition 1835. 18 by 11.5 cms. xvi+467 pp. frontispiece view of the Coliseum, view of a Florence bridge on title page, ffep missing, brown embossed boards, a couple of small tears at top of spine, no loss, corners bumped. Some wear but generally good. Forsyth was Scottish and these are interesting travel memoirs from the period of the Napoleonic wars from which there is obviously less material than might have been expected. 48.50


9054. Gadsby, John: My Wanderings, being Travels in the East in 1846-47, 1850-51, 1852-53.

London: John Gadsby Stereotype edition 1865. 594 pp. +index. illustrated with engravings, half leather and cloth, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt spine title, the ffep with the listed folding map are missing, otherwise showing a little wear but good oveall. Covers, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Cairo, Holy Land, Jerusalem Italy. 20.00


18560. Gide, Andre: Voyage au Congo Carnets de Route.

Paris: Gallimard, 1956. 85th edition. 249 pp. 18 x 12 cm. Printed matt card covers, in a dustwrapper. The dw is for a Joseph Gibert edition, but is wrapped round this Gallimard edition. Owner's name on ffep, and a postcard of Gide loosely inerted. Partly un-opened. In very good condition. 10.00


570. Glasgow, Henry L: Notes on a Cruise from Spain to Palestine with a Week in the Holy Land.

Cookstown: Glasgows (Cookstown) Ltd, 1936. First edition. 110 pp. 25.5 x 19 cm. 62 llustrations. Glasgow was a prominent local businessman and newspaper owner. Near mint. 45.00


14763. Gordon, Jan and Cora: Portuguese Somersault.

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1934. First edition. 311 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cm. Illustrated by the authors. Gold-blocked red boards. No dustwrapper. There are a couple of old tape marks and an owner's signature on the ffep, and a couple of light brown spots on the title page. Overall a fair copy. 12.00


11458. Hadfield, P. Heywood: With an Ocean Liner ( Orient Co's "S.S. Ophir". ) through the Fiords of Norway.

London: The London Stereoscopic and Photographic Co., Ltd., c1910. 8th edition. Unpaginated (68 pp). 30.5 x 25 cm. A photographic momento of a fortnight's cruise. Includes Bergen, Naero Fiord, Stalheim, Gudvangen, Naerodal, Visnaes, Merok, Romdael, and more. Illustrated with 73 tissue-guarded photographs by the author. Map. Yellow- and black-blocked brown bevelled boards. Slight foxing, o/w in very good condition. SS Ophir was launched, and entered service, in 1891. In 1915 she became an armed merchant cruiser, and in 1918 was sold to the Admiralty as a hospital ship. 95.00


12956. Holland, Margaret: My Winter of Content Under Indian Skies.

Belfast: McCaw Stevenson & Orr 1926. viii+242 pp. illustrated, including six full page coloured illustrations by Irish artist Frank McKelvey. Hardback, no dustwrapper, in very good condition. 11.50


13184. Holland, W.J: To the River Plate and Back. The Narrative of a Scientific Mission to South America, with Observations upon things seen and unseen.

New York and London: G.P.Putnam's Sons The Knickerbocker Press 1913. xiii+387 pp. with eight plates in colour from drawings by the author and 78 other illustrations. Hardback, new endpapers, a small library stamp for Bangor Carnegie library on a few pages, including the title page, otherwise, tight and clean, interesting photographs. 11.50


12410. Hughes, Josiah: Australia Revisited in 1890 and Excursions in Egypt, Tasmania, and New Zealand, being a diary of a trip round the world, including original observations on Colonial subjects.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Cpo. Bangor: Nixon & Jarvis 1891. Statistical information on the Pastoral, Agricultural, Horticultural, and Mining industries of the Colonies. First edition, xvi+499pp. Portrait frontispiece, folding map of Australasia. Original green textured cloth, gilt titling to the front board and the spine. A little rubbing and wear to spine extremities, frontispiece tissue guard foxed, internally tight, bright and clean. Overall, this copy is in very good condition. This book has an appendix containing the complete Queensland Handbook and extensive extracts from the Handbooks of the other Australian colonies, other notes, and a brief life of the author, along with a few advertising pages. Not a particularly common title but with a wealth of descriptive detail about the settlements, colonisation and development of Australasia, and of the places he visited en route. He was a shopkeeper in Bangor North Wales who had lived in Melbourne and Geelong from 1852-1866, but returned to the U.K. This trip was a health voyage, to revisit family and see the state he had left behind rather reluctantly. He seems to have no interest in these lands, or their people, before the arrival of the European. But he has a nice writing style and is very readable, making this a fascinating glimpse of the world 120 years ago. 95.00


14391. Jackson, Mrs Nevill: A Student in Sicily.

London: The Bodley Headfirst 1926. xx+257 pp. with 8 illustrations in colour, 65 in half-tone and a map. Black boards with light orange titling and decoration, in very good condition. 13.00


1987. Jonasson, Felix: Suomi Kuvina Finland Illustrated.

Porvoo/Suomi: Werner Soderstrom Osakeytio 1934 274 pp. illustrated with sepia photographs, text in Finnish, Swedish, German, English, French, Italian. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and gilt tooling, label faded, edge rubbing and some wear/damage to marbled paper on boards, internally very good. A photographic tour of Finland in the 1930's. 24.00


3720. Lane, Edward William: An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians.

London: Ward Lock & Co, 1890. xxiv + 552pp. 18 x 12 cm. Illustrated with eighty illustrations and sixteen full-page engravings. Green half-leather, marbled boards, gilt-decorated five-panelled spine, marbled foreedges, and marbled endpapers with a school prize bookplate from Grafton House School, Manchester on the ffep. Slight scuffing, otherwise good. Reprinted from the 3rd edition of 1842, as one of the series The Minerva Library of Famous Books. 55.00


7519. Law, F.W.: The History of the Merredin District of Western Australia.

Merredin Road Board 1961. 222 pp. illustrated, signed on ffep by J.J. Davies President of the Rotary Club of Merriden. Very good in dustwrapper. The story of this part of Western Australia and the town of Merridin from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the late 1950's. Useful photographs. 17.00


18490. Londonderry, The Marquis of: Recollections of a Tour in the North of Europe in 1836-1837.

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Two Volumes. 22 x 14 cm. Volume 1, xii + 275 pp, 3 plates, and folded plans of St Petersburg and Moscow. Volume II, vii + 228 pp, and 2 plates. Half leather and marbled boards, marbled foreedges, six panelled spine with raised bands, and original spine labels. The binding of both volumes is seriously damaged, with loss of the leather altogether on the lower spine of each volume. There is scattered foxing and old damp stains to the bottom of the title pages, and frontispieces, as well as a couple of the plates. These are poor copies only, which we would suggest are reading copies. The Marquis of Londonderry hoped to be appointed Ambassador to Russia. 95.00


7654. Maggs, J: Round Europe with the Crowd.

London: W.H. Allen & Co. 1880. vii+362 pp. grey boards with gilt device to front, spine a little faded, otherwise in good condition. An entertaining book describing a tour around Europe. 12.00


16910. Mansur, Abdullah (G. Wyman Bury): The Land of Uz..

London: Macmillan and Co., 1911. xxviii+354 pp. 23 x 14.5 cm. The area to the north and west of Aden town, once a British Protectorate. Illustrated with 38 plates, and folding map. The book has been professionally recased with new burgundy boards, with a gold-blocked black spine label. New endpapers. The folded map has archival tape strengthening the rear of the folds. Overall the book is in very good condition. 32.00


17225. Martin, M.: A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland.

Edinburgh: James Thin, 1970. A facsimile reprint of the second edition (1716), issued in an edition of 500 copies of which this is no. 327. xxxi+392 pp. 19 x 13 cm. Two folding maps. Gold-blocked orange boards, no dustwrapper. Spine faded, and some marks to spine. Internally very good. Bookplate of DDA Simpson, late Professor of Archaeology at Queen's University, Belfast. 18.00


13257. McCullough, Elizabeth: Late Developer A Greenhorn in Ghana 1960-65.

Darlington: Serendipity, 2006. xvii+194+15 pp. Illustrated in colour. The letters of the wife of a UN WHO worker back to family in County Londonderry, Norhern Ireland, and memoirs of life in Ghana. Near mint condition. 10.00


9586. Mori, Attilio: Toscana

Torino: Unione Tipografico Editrice Torinese 1927. Geografia D'Italia La Patria Monografie Regionali Illustrate. Con una carta geografica d'insieme sedici tavole in calcocromia e 364 figure, cartine e disegni. 396 pp. illustrated, folding coloured map, decorative endpapers, dark green heavily embossed boards, gilt title, a bit rubbed at spine extremities otherwise in good condition. One of a series of regional geographies. Excellent photographs. Text in Italian. 18.00


7206. Mulvany, C. Pelham: Toronto Past and Present. A Handbook of the City.

Toronto: Ontario Reprint Press 1970. A reprint of the 1884 edition. 320 pp. illustrated with contemporary views, paperback. In very good condition. 15.00


16993. Nawrath, Alfred: Immortal India.

Bombay: Taraporevala's Treasure House of Books, 1956. 150pp. 30.5 x 23 cm. 12 colour & 106 black & white full page photographs by Alfred Nawrath, and fold-out map. Contents include Burma, Ceylon, India, and Pakistan. Mounted frontispiece. Description of the plates, the plates, a list of towns, and map locating these towns. A wonderfully-atmospheric survey of the region. 18.00


9275. Newnes, George: Round the World from London Bridge to Charing Cross via Yokohama and Chigago Part 5.

London: George Newnes Part 5. n.d. c.1890. 27.5 by 34.5 cms. pp.97-120. illustrated, paper covers, the photographs in this part are of Athens, Beyrout, Damascus,Jerusalem, Ramleh, Bethlehem, Jaffa, Alexandria, Cairo and Egypt. These sets could be bound together too produce a book. In good condition, some edgewear and two tears in cover restored. 10.00


5960. Parkin, G.H: Through the Austrian Tyrol to Vienna.

Hucknall Torkard Notts: Rushcliffe Advertiser June 1908. 21.5 by 14.5 cms. n.p. c. 42 pp.paper covers, illustrated with photographs. Some photos are from the Austrian State Railways Ministry. Four photos are of the Diamond Jubilee Procession of the Emperor Franz Joseph. Wear to top and bottom of spine but an attractive record of the travel of a party of 35 English Journalists to Vienna. 15.00


9542. Patterson, George N.: Up and Down Asia.

London: Faber and Faber first ed. 1958. 150 pp. hardback, dustwrapper, the dustwrapper is rather worn with some old tape marks on some edges, otherwise the book is in good condition. He was a medical missionary in Tibet, China and northern IndiaThis book was made, "in a mood of whimsical diversion" describing incidents, often humorous, in the course of his travels. 10.00


6120. Pfeiffer, Madame Ida: Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy, translated from the German by H.W. Dulcken. with eight tinted engravings.

London: Ingram Cooke, and Co., 1852. xv + 336 pp. 19.5 x 13 cm. Eight tinted engravings which comprise seven full-page engravings, including the frontispiece, and a pictorial vignette title page. Blind-stamped dark-green boards bearing the title National Illustrated Library, and national flowers, with the national heraldic shields. Spine title with the national flowers, roses, shamrock, and thistles, all gilt. The first English edition, and a standard work for many years. The condition is extremely good, bright and fresh. Engravings are clean, bright and fresh, showing Jerusalem, Nazareth, Scutari, the Dead Sea, Carmel, Lebanon, Balbeck, and Suez. Owner's name covered on title page. A handsome book. Madame Pfeiffer made the journey alone in 1842, one of those amazing women travellers of the nineteenth century. 92.50


8954. Photograph Album.: Kodak London Photographic Album.

no date c.1900/1910. A Photograph Album 26 by 22.5 cms. blue boards, gilt title. a.e.g. Containing 95 sepia photographs with two to a page. (The 96th photo on the final page is missing.) No names and only a couple of pencil titles of general places. A holiday album covering Egypt, as far as Aswan, (34 photos), Marseilles, (4) Meran, (14), Trieste, (8) Nerona, (4) Bozen, (4) Innsbruck, (18) and others. Good social scenes in Egypt, Luxor, Aswan, Philae, Akhmim, hotel interior with the family party, invalid carriages outside the baths in Meran, the bandstand with band, good view in harbour and street scenes in Trieste, as well as Nerona, one lovely photo of an Austrian steam locomotive. Condition very good a little spotting to the pages but not affecting photos 550.00


10980. Porter, J. L.: Illustrations of Bible Prophecy and History from personal Travels in Palestine

Dublin: Hodges Figgis & Co. London: Jas Nisbet & Co. 1883. 47 pp. red boards with gilt title and a gilt vignette on front board of a traveller on a camel with parasol, attendents and palm trees, a little faded. Porter was President of Queen's College Belfast and the author of Murray's handbook for Syria and Palestine. This title was a supplement to his, "The Giant Cities of Bashan". In good condition. 20.00


17694. Raphael, John N.: Pictures of Paris & Some Parisians.

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908. 136 pp. 19.5 x 14 cm. 45 illustrations from drawings by Frank Reynolds. Green boards with charming coloured vignette. No dustwrapper. In good condition. Lovely illustrations. 11.00


7108. Robson, R.W. compiler and editor: Pacific Islands Year Book.

Sydney: Eighth Edition 1959. 64+lxxx+479 pp. maps, plans. First published in 1932. The six sections cover, General and Introductory, Eastern Pacific, Polynesia: Central Pacific, micronesia, Western Pacific: Melanesia, Far Western Pacific, Malysia, and the non-tropical islands. Just about everything one needs to know about these Pacific islands. In very good condition. 11.50


17934. Russell, John: Paris with photographs by Brassai.

London: B.T. Batsford Limited, 1960. First edition. 264 pp. 22.5 x 15 cm. 42 full-page monochrome illustrations by Brassai, the great photographer of Paris. Gold-blocked green boards, in good condition, in an unclipped, but relatively worn/rubbed, dustwrapper. 12.00


2957. Russell, John.: A Tour in Germany and some of the Southern Provinces of the Austrian Empire in the years 1820, 1821, 1822

Edinburgh, Archibald Constable and Co. 3rd ed.1825. Two vols. 18 by 11 cms. x+406pp. vol 2, x+406pp. In original boards, with professionally relaid new spines and new black and gilt labels. The books are internally fresh and clean. 95.00


18461. Savary, M: Letters on Greece: Being a Sequel to Letters on Egypt and Containing Travels through Rhodes, Crete, and Other Islands of the Archipelago....

Dublin: Printed for Messers L.White, P. Byrne, J. Moore, and B. Dornin, 1788. First Dublin printed edition, after the first English and French editions of the same year, "...with Comparative Remarks on Their Ancient and Present State, and Observations on the Government, Character, and Manners of the Turks, and Modern Greeks. 406 + (8) pp. 21.5 x 13 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, marbled foreedges and endpapers, minor shelfwear and rubbing, internally very tight and bright, a very good copy. This Dublin edition was not published with the map found in the English edition of that year. Savary's travels through Greece, etc, started in 1779, after his sojourn in Alexandria. 350.00


11938. Scott, John: Sketches of Manners, Scenery, &c in the French Provinces, Switzerland, and Italy. With an Essay on French Literature.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. vi+519 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and blindstamping, original plum and gilt spine title, some edge rubbing and ligt wear to boards and spine, internally some very light spotting starting, ink annotation on end page and reverse. Bookplate on front pastedown for Rev. J Stack and a label for John Nelis Bookseller Bookbinder Omagh. 125.00


18484. Spencer, Edmund: Travels in Circassia, Krim Tartary, &c. Including a Steam Voyage Down the Danube, from Vienna to Constantinople and around the Black Sea, in 1836.

London: Henry Colburn, 1838. Second edition. Volume 1 only, of 2 volumes. xxxvii + 355 pp. 22 x 14.5 cm. 13 illustrations including a folded Map of the Danube and a folded Chart of the Black Sea. Half leather and marbled boards, marbled foreedges, five-panelled spine with raised bands and original spine label. This is only the first volume of 2 called for, and deals with travel from Vienna to Constantinople and on to the Caucasus region. (Circassia is a Caucasian region now known as Cherkassia Russia. Its inhabitants generally call themselves Adyghe.) The top and bottom of the spine are missing, and there is damage to the second lower panel, but these could be professionally replaced. There is a little edge rubbing, and corners are bumped. The text block is good, and all illustrations and maps are present as called for. The folded map of the Black Sea has had old paper repairs to the rear to strengthen folds. These are clean and acceptable. The tissue-guarded frontispiece is hand coloured. 95.00


17150. St. John, J.A.: Egypt and Nubia, Their Scenery and Their People. Being Incidents of History and Travel, from the Best and Most Recent Authorities, Including J. L. Burckhardt and Lord Lindsay.

London: Chapman and Hall, 1845. viii + 472pp. 23 x 16 cm. With 125 wood engravings. Gold-blocked, embossed, brown boards. Minor shelfwear, and spine a little faded. A tight, bright copy, in good condition. 45.00


15091. Stark, Freya: Baghdad Sketches.

London: John Murray, 1939. xiv+269 pp. 22 x 14 cm. Twenty-three illustrations, map, and ten drawings by E.N. Prescott. Green-blocked linen covered boards. No dustwrapper. Minor wear, and dedication on front pastedown, otherwise good. 14.50


12561. Straiton, John: Two Lady Tramps Abroad A Compilation of Letters descriptive of nearly a year's travel in India, Asia Minor, Egypt, The Holy Land, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, Ireland, and Scotland by two American Ladies.

Flushing N.Y. Evening Journal Press 1881. Published by Request. xi+335 pp. 22.5 x 15.5 cm. Dark brown heavy bevelled boards with black blind stamped decoration letterd gilt and a small gilt crest on the front board. From the library of the Northern Ireland Parliament, with a small barcode, fore edge stamp, and a few small stamps, "Government Property." Autographed inscription on the ffep, "Arthur Frankan esq. Comps of John Strahan New York." The top spine extremity is rubbed but generally in good condition. 45.00


9980. Thackeray, William Makepeace: Sketch Books The Paris Sketch Book, The Irish Sketch Book, Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo.

London: Smith Elder & Co. 1900. The Biographical Edition of the Collected Works in thirteen volumes. vol V only. xliii+772 pp. illustrated, with biographical introductions by his daughter Anne Richie, red boards, spine slightly faded otherwise in good condition. 16.00


9538. The Cypress River History Book Committee, compilers: Pioneers, Perserverance & Progress Cypress River 1885-1895.

Cypress River Manitoba: Cypress River Community Club 1986. 28 by 21 cms. xvi+586 pp. illustrated, maps, royal blue boards with silver title and vignette of the railway station on the front board. This is an absolutely exhausive and loving study of this town in south Manitoba Canada. It contains family histories alphabetically arranged, along with an amazing array of photographs. Owners inscription on title page. In very good condition. A heavy item weighing 2 kilos before packing. 35.00


7666. Tole, The Rev. John: Lisbon.

Plymouth: Underhill 1959. 48 pp. very good in dustwrapper. The book is the result of six years residence in the city from 1920-1927. 10.00


8817. Touring Club Italiano: Rivista Mensile.

Gennaio: Touring Club Italiano, 1913. Anno 19. Numbers 1 - 12, January - December 1913. 696 pp. 23.5 x 16 cm. Quarter leather, brown boards. Spine divided into six compartments; raised bands, gilt decoration, title, and date. Text in Italian. Profusely illustrated. Articles include topography and touring; the latest cars, sports, history, art, the Italian Navy, roads, archaeology, astonomy, Scott's expedition, microscophy, the Italian Parliament Buildings, aviation in Italy, acquaducts, natural bridges, David Livingstone, air shows, new roads, San Francisco, centenaries of Wagner and Verdi, camping, Ugandan railways, stained glass, sea-planes, steam ploughing, roman architecture in Libya, stoves, the snow, olives, great art, the Panama Canal, travel posters "There is a great similarity between Cornwall and Italy"),and Italian bus services. Articles on ballooning include "The City of Milan" (14 plates), and the Hindenberg catastrophe (10 plates), and plates of the Fleurus, and the Victoria Luise. There is an illustrated advertisement for the Hupmobile in most issues. Two tears noted, without loss of text. 75.00


12898. Tourist Office of the City of Cologne: Cologne Photographed in Colour.

Cologne: Tourist Office of the City of Cologne, 1965. 64 pp. 24 x 26.5 cm. Matt card covers. Stunning colour photographs of Cologne by von Chargesheimer (21), Cornelius (24), and Baumann (15). Text in seven languages. Slight shelf wear, o/w good condition. 19.50


4008. Traill, Catherine Parr: The Backwoods of Canada: being Letters from the Wife of an Emigrant Officer illustrative of the domestic economy of British North America.

London, Charles Knight The Library of Entertaining Knowledge 1836. Second edition. 16.5 by 11.5 cms. pp. viii + 351. 20 engraved illustrations, mostly full-page, frontispiece, map, spine title faded, a little old staining to boards, general wear and some foxing, but a good, tight copy. Spine professionally repaired and relaid. A volume of The Library of Entertaining Knowledge. It was first published by Knight in 1836. A fascinating glimpse of Canada in the 1830s and a classic text for literature on Canada. Although reprinted in later years early copies seem to be very scarce. 400.00


6779. Union of South Africa Bureau of Census and Statistics: Official Year Book of the Union and of Basutoland, Bechuanaland Protectorate and Swaziland no. 26 - 1950.

Pretoria: 1950. viii+1448 pp. maps. An ex library copy with two small library stamps and library number. A little dusty and with corners bumped but a good copy otherwise. A comprehensive overview of South Africa. This is a heavy book with implications for postage. 25.00


18459. Volney M. C-F.: Travels Through Syria and Egypt, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785.

Dublin: Messrs. Burnet, White, Byrne, W. Porter, Moore and Dornin, 1788. Translated from the French. Volume 1 only, of 2 Volumes. xvi + 557 + (16) pp. 21 x 13 cm. Folded map of Egypt and folded map of Syria. Full tree calf binding, gilt lined spine and original spine label. A small area of leather on the rear board is scuffed. Edgerubbing, and bottom corners rubbed and worn. There is some shelfwear, but internally tight, clean, and unmarked,apart from a light brown line across the map of Syria. Maps neatly folded. Overall a good copy of this first volume. "Containing the present Natural and Political state of those countries, their Productions, Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, with Observations on the Manners, Customs and Government of the Turks and Arabs." 125.00


8508. Von Kotzebue, Augustus: Travels from Berlin through Switzerland to Paris in the year 1804.

London: Richard Phillips the fourth edition 1806. Translated from the German. In three volumes. 17.5 by 11 cms. Vol I. iv+220 pp. Vol. II. 264 pp. Vol. III. 226 pp. In new green cloth boards and endpapers, with new black and gilt spine labels. Internally good, bright, tight copies. These have recently been beautifully rebound and make a handsome set. Von Kotzebue, 1761-1819, was a conservative German Dramatist, Director of the Imperial Theatre in Vienna, who was murdered by Sand, a member of the Burschenschaften, in 1819. This led to Metternich's Carlsbad decrees. These are very readable memoirs of his time in Paris, particularly of course the theatres, costume, manners etc. 150.00


10015. Walker, John: The Universal Gazetteer; being a Concise Description, alphabetically arranged of the nations...capes and promentaries in the Known World.

Dublin: Printed and sold by Thomas Morton Bates, 89 Coome, nearly opposite Meath Street, 1797. The Second Edition with a number of additions. Unpaginated. 21 x 13 cm. Half leather, marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and a new morocco label, some edge rubbing to boards. There are a couple of very old worm holes on the bottom of the rear front board and endpapers, leaving a final trace on the very bottom of the title page, owners name on title page. A little dusty but tight. This second edition was published by Bates in 1795 as well as 1797. The complete set of maps referred to on the title page was separately published as "An Atlas to Walker's Geography and Gazetteer", Dublin, Thomas Morton Bates, 1797, and also 1798. There are therefore no maps present in this volume. We have a second copy, in contemporary full leather binding. 95.00


17682. Wheeler, Sir Mortimer, editor: Swans Hellenic Cruises Handbook for 1964 Cruises.

London: W.F. & R.K. Swan (Hellenic) Ltd and The Hellenic Travellers Club, 1964. Third edition. 314 pp. 26 x 20.5 cm. Extensively illustrated with maps/ plans. List of 27 eminent contributors. Gold-blocked blue boards, in very good condition, in slightly worn dw. 14.50

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