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Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 & 1797 With a Memoir of the Author, Baily, Francis (1774-1844) ; Herschel, Sir John
1 Baily, Francis (1774-1844) ; Herschel, Sir John Journal of a Tour in Unsettled Parts of North America in 1796 & 1797 With a Memoir of the Author
London Baily Brothers 1856 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xii + 439 pp. Title page with presentation inscription from the author's sister: "From Miss Baily, Tavistock Place." Original blind stamped ochre cloth and green endpapers, with the binder's sticker "Westley's, London". Boards have minor wear, spine gilt is faded but still legible, spine head and tail are rubbed and a bit worn. Interior hinges cracked, foxing throughout but particularly at the end and the beginning of the book, sewing showing. A bit shaken but still sound. "One of the earliest and most significant narratives of travel by an Englishman in the Mississippi and Ohio valleys, not published till nearly 60 years after the event. As a young man, Baily, who was to become President of the Royal Astronomical Society, traveled from Baltimore to Natchez by riverboat, and returned by land up the Natchez Trace. The narrative is of great importance for its observations on topography, vegetation and the life of the river, including descriptions of all the places he visited, which included Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Washington D. C. , Charleston, Pittsburgh, Wheeling, Limestone, Columbia, Cincinnati, Port William, Louisville, Fort Massac, Natchez, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Nashville and Knoxville. On the way he met Daniel Boone and Zebulon Pike." Baily never married and in 1825 he retired to 37 Tavistock Place in London with his sister, Elizabeth Baily, who ran the establishment and offered hospitality to guests while her brother lived, then maintained control of the house until her death fifteen years after her brother's. Baily's friend, Sir John Herschel, the eminent astronomer, wroter the memoir of Baily that preceeds the journal. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 439 pages; Signed by Family Member 
Price: 950.00 USD
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2 Bizet, Georges. Preface De Louis Ganderax Lettres De Georges Bizet. Impressions De Rome (1857-1860), La Commune (1871)
Paris Calmann-Levy Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
liii + 325 pp + table. No date, circa 1900. The letters of composer Bizet, in French. 1/2 leather. Handsome leather spine with 4 raised bands, gilt decorations, leather bit dry and faded. Marbled boards with some rubbing at edges. Interior marbled end papers are clean, paper is a little browned, occasional foxing, but otherwise unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The New North;  Being some account of a woman's journey through Canada to the Arctic,, Cameron, Agnes Deans
3 Cameron, Agnes Deans The New North; Being some account of a woman's journey through Canada to the Arctic,
London & New York D. Appleton and co 1910 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xix, 398 pp. Routes of travel charts. Heavily illustrated with photos and maps and printed on heavy paper. Handsome darth geen cloth with colored paper map pastedown with gilt. Spine tips a little worn, white library numbers, interior has normal library markings otherwise clean and unmarked. Nice copy. ; Ex-Library; 8.90 X 6.30 X 1.70 inches; 398 pages 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. Vol. II In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views, Drawn from Nature by I, Carne, John
4 Carne, John Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. Vol. II In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views, Drawn from Nature by I
London & Paris Fisher, Son & Co. Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
76 pp + many engraved plates, each with a tissue guard. no date but circa 1830. 3/4 leather, spine with 5 raised bands with floriated gilt in the compartments, red cloth boards. Boards a bit rubbed and scuffed, some wear on the boards but in general acceptable and handsome. Interior brightly marbled end papers, some foxing at the first and last few pages, an early plate of a Turkish house has slightly heavier foxing, otherwise clean and nice. Vol. II only. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 76 pages 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. Vol. III In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views, Drawn from Nature by I, Carne, John
5 Carne, John Syria, The Holy Land & Asia Minor Illustrated. Vol. III In a Series of One Hundred and Twenty Views, Drawn from Nature by I
London & Paris Fisher, Son & Co. Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Bartlett, W.H., Purser, William; Allom, Thomas 
100 pp, [iv] + many engraved plates, each with a tissue guard. no date but circa 1830. General index to all 3 volumes. Two maps at the front, one of Syria, one of Asia Minor. 3/4 leather, spine with 5 raised bands with floriated gilt in the compartments, red cloth boards. Boards a bit rubbed and scuffed, some wear on the boards but in general acceptable and handsome. Interior brightly marbled end papers, some foxing at the first and last few pages, From page 30-37 there is a small stain in the margin at the fore-edge otherwise clean and nice. Vol. III only. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 100 pages 
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Views Warminster and Neighbourhood, Coates, A. H. (Alfred Herbert)
6 Coates, A. H. (Alfred Herbert) Views Warminster and Neighbourhood
Warminster The Library 1896 Hardcover Fair 
Unpaginated, 16 photographic leaves showing views of Warminster. No date but one source shows 1896 -- street images show only horse and carriage, no automobiles. Ribbed dark brown cloth horizontal octavo with blind ruling, gilt to front cover. Spine is perished and repaired with black library tape, some small faint marks to the front cover. Interior floral endpapers of the period with wear at the gutter, webbing showing, crude tape repair at back gutter, plates are clean and unmarked. Not a perfect copy but certainly a scarce one! Not in WorldCat and barely on Google. There is no title page, only the name of the book and "A. H. Coates, The Library, Warminster" on the cover. Coates was at one time the Secretary of the Warminster Club. He was the proprietor and editor of the Warminster Journal for 60 years. His first love was cricket but he was also an excellent billiards player. His 1959 obituary noted: "He was no less well known with his ability with the billiard cue and even a few months before his retirement could hold his own with any player in the town at snooker." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pages 
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7 Cox, Samuel S. The Isles of the Princes; or The Pleasures of Prinkipo
New York & London G.P. Putnam & Son 1887 First Edition Cloth Good with no dust jacket 
ix + 381 pp + ads. Frontis + 27 plates. First edition of this extremely scarce book, which recounts the authors sojourn in Prinkipo, a former Greek island then under Ottoman rule (now part of Turkey). Author is very chatty, talks at length about the Greek church and its "curious" but "heroic" customs, (including a description of a mnemosimo which is still practiced the same way today), but also describes such details as the different languages his barber spoke, and how many different tongues could be heard on the island. Includes lots of descriptions of old customs, Greek Monasteries, visits to mosques, information on the government and history, fishermen, gardening, birds and wild life, a trip to Halki, Plati and Oxia, cloisters, the library, views of the sultan, information on dress of the various ethnic groups on the island and much more. Wonderfully illustrated with plates that show how "exotic" this island was at the time to the Westerner, as well as a folding map showing the Bosporus and the Isle of Prinkipo. Condition of this book is good antiquarian. The dark red cloth cover has brilliant guilt minaret with gilt crescent moon, corners rubbed, spine tips chipped and spine a little darkened. Interior title page and frontis have been tipped back in and fore-edges are a little chipped. Signatures are showing, pages are clean and unmarked. Nice copy of a very scarce title. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 349.00 USD
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Lord Selkirk's Diary 1803-1804 A Journal of His Travels in British North America and the Northeastern United States  Champlain Society XXXV, Douglas, Thomas; White, Patrick C.T., Editor
8 Douglas, Thomas; White, Patrick C.T., Editor Lord Selkirk's Diary 1803-1804 A Journal of His Travels in British North America and the Northeastern United States Champlain Society XXXV
Toronto The Champlain Society 1958 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good 
xxxii, fold plate, 359 (xvi) pp. Index. Frontis plate, 3 maps (2 folding). Limited edition of 500, this is no. 85. Red cloth covers with gilt to spine are clean with just a hint of shelf wear, top edge gilt, fore-edges rough cut. Interior clean and fresh, one page turned down corner, otherwise very good. Includes travels to Vermont, New York, Massachusetts, Quebec and Ontario (Upper and Lower Canada), Nova Scotia and the Maritimes. ; The Champlain Society; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 359 pages 
Price: 80.00 USD
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9 Dumas, Alejandro Impresiones De Viage. La Villa Palmieri
Paris Libreria De Rosa y Bouret 1866 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
360 pp, con indice. En Espanol. Brown ribbed Victorian cloth with blind stamped decoration is chipped and worn at the edges. Spine gilt is bright, spine tips are chipped. Interior has owner's name of Lawrence Waters Jenkins, who was head of the Peabody Museum, yellow end papers have a small scar, half title has "1st Italian edition" written in pencil (obviously, this is a Spanish edition, not the Italian). Title page has some foxing as do the last few pages, otherwise clean and nice.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Price: 49.00 USD
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Sir John Franklin's journals and correspondence  The First Arctic land expedition, 1819-1822, Franklin, John; Davis, Richard C., Editor
10 Franklin, John; Davis, Richard C., Editor Sir John Franklin's journals and correspondence The First Arctic land expedition, 1819-1822
Toronto Champlain Society 1995 0969342543 / 9780969342540 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
cix, 463,(xxiii). Index. Plate of Franklin at half title, plus 5 other illustrations and 3 maps. Ltd edition of 1250, this one not numbered. Red cloth with brilliant gilt to spine, clean and bright. Top edge gilt. Interior clean, bright and tight. Lovely copy. ; The Publications of the Champlain Society LIX; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 463 pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Sir John Franklin's journals and correspondence  The second Arctic land expedition, 1825-1827, Franklin, John; Davis, Richard C., Editor
11 Franklin, John; Davis, Richard C., Editor Sir John Franklin's journals and correspondence The second Arctic land expedition, 1825-1827
Toronto Champlain Society 1998 0969342594 / 9780969342595 Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good 
lxxxi, 421, (xxii) pp Plate of Franklin across from half title, 3 maps (2 folding) and 8 other illustrations. Limited edition of 1250 this copy not numbered. Red cloth covers with blind stamped Champlain Society logo on front cover, gilt to spine, top edge gilt. Clean and bright, just a hint of shelf wear at bottom edge, top has a very slight bow, otherwise fresh and nice. Lovely copy. ; The Publications of the Champlain Society LXI; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 421 pages 
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Travels in Africa : performed by Silvester Meinrad Xavier Golberry in the western parts of that vast continent : containing various important discoveries : with a particular account of the situation, extent, towns, rivers, lakes, mines, minerals, fisherie 2 Volumes, Golbery, Silvester meinrad Xavier; Mudford, W., trans
12 Golbery, Silvester meinrad Xavier; Mudford, W., trans Travels in Africa : performed by Silvester Meinrad Xavier Golberry in the western parts of that vast continent : containing various important discoveries : with a particular account of the situation, extent, towns, rivers, lakes, mines, minerals, fisherie 2 Volumes
London Jones and Bumford, 1808 Second Edition Hardcover Fine with no dust jacket 
This is an extremely scarce set of Golbery’s extensive account of his travels in Africa inThe set is in fair antiquarian condition. It is a married set, with Vol. I slightly smaller than Vol. II, but the title pages and pagination are as they should be. Volume I has a folding plan of the Island of Goree at the frontis as well as a folding chart of the Senegal River. Vol. II has a frontis plate of an elephant, two plates of indigenous Africans (including one indicating that these natives are free men), two plates (duplicate) of a two-humped Dromedary camel (!), one plate showing a boa constrictor attacking a tiger, and one plate with a view of Isle St. Louis in the Senegal. The large map of Africa is not present. All text pages are present, [ii], 362, [vi] 373, [xvi] and 6 plates at the rear. The books are 12mos measuring 7” x 4” and 7.25” x 4,25: Both are bound in what appears to be the original bindings. Vol. I has calf spine and corners with marbled hard covers which are quite worn. Interior is foxed with browning, some old ownership signatures, but otherwise clean and unmarked. Vol. II has a paper spine with blue hard paper boards, spine covering mostly perished but book still holding together. Interior blanks are gone, first plate and title page quite foxed, rear plates cleaner, but otherwise clean and unmarked. A worn set but one that is textually complete with most plates and folding plans. Golbery’s account of his travels in Western Africa provide an excellent overview of the indigenous people, their customs, habits and industry. It includes much on gold mining and the natural history of the region. Golbery (1742-1822) was encouraged to go on a travel adventure by Louis XVI, who was upset by Capt. Cook’s naval exploits for the rival England. Louis wanted to show the territorial superiority of France and the French had just taken Senegal back in 1783. France’s power in Africa and favorable local circumstances made it possible for Golbery to attain important discoveries in the interior of the continent. Golbery – who was profoundly anti-slavery – celebrated the end of French slavery in Africa in the book (sadly, Napoleon shortly thereafter restored slavery). ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 500.00 USD
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Too Late to Turn Back : Barbara and Graham Greene in Liberia, Greene, Barbara
13 Greene, Barbara Too Late to Turn Back : Barbara and Graham Greene in Liberia
London Settle Bendall 1981 090707006x / 9780907070061 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
xxxv + 205 pp. Illustrated with photographs and a map. Introduction by Paul Theroux. Brown paper cover with photo of Graham Greene and his cousin Barbara on a ship. Dj has just a bit of wrinkling at top edge of spine and front joint, very small signs of shelf wear at corners, flaps intact. Book itself is clean and tight, pencil erasure on first blank, otherwise very nice. Barbara's version of "Journey Without Maps" through the jungles of Liberia in the 30s with her cousin Graham. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 125.00 USD
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14 Hill, S.S. Travels in Siberia. Vol. II
London Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1854 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
xvi + 432 pp + 32 pp ads. Fascinating first hand look at Siberia 150 years ago. Includes border towns of Siberia and China, Lake Baikal, Kiachta, Miamatchin, journey from Kiachta to Selenginsk, Souggira (capital of the Bouriats and seat of the Buddihst religion in Siberia); journey to Irkoutsk, voyage upon the Lena, Yakoutsk, towards Ochotsk; Kamtschatka, Petropavlosvki; Paratunka, voyage on the River Paratunka. Brownish-orange moire ribbed cloth with blindstamped decorative ruling has general wear and grubbiness, spine has large chip at top, spine a little cocked. First blanks are missing, title is foxed, crease/wrinkle at the top edge throughout at the gutter, signatures showing, otherwise unmarked. ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 149.00 USD
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The Cruise of R.Y.S. Eva, Kavanagh, Arthur
15 Kavanagh, Arthur The Cruise of R.Y.S. Eva
Dublin Hodges, Smith & Co 1865 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
x + 216 pp + [i] Frontis piece and 16 tinted illustrations. Original dark blue cloth covers with brilliant gilt sailing ship to front cover. Covers are worn and faded, back strip coming away, parts of spine gone, spine tips worn, old mercantile library sticker to front cover and spine, back board bumped at edge. Interior is clean and unmarked, some corners dogged, foxing throughout, plates all present and nice, some plates have some foxing moving into the plate. Old and a bit fragile, but still readable and fascinating on the interior with wonderful tinted plates. An account of the rather remarkable author's hunting trip to Albania. A shooting cruise off the coast of Albania. Despite being born with only the rudiments of arms and legs Kavanagh triumphed over his physical defects and was an expert shooter and angler and an experienced yachtsman.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 499.00 USD
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16 Les Amis De Marlhes Marlhes Au Long Des Siecles. Recueil De l'Histoire Locale
Saint Just La Pendue L'Association Des Amis De Marlhes 2002 First Edition Paperback Very Good 
478 pp + [ii]. Illustrated with photographs, maps and color plates. Preface de Mgr. Brunon. Les Amis - Frere Andre, Pierre Chausse; Claude Chorain; Roger Defours; Antoine Herrgott. White soft covers with a color photo of the church in Marlhes to the front and an ad for Babeurre to the back. Just a bit of shelf wear to the book, interior clean and unmarked. Scarce. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Hotspur's Cruise in the Aegean, Loomis, Alfred F.
17 Loomis, Alfred F. Hotspur's Cruise in the Aegean
New York Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good in Poor dust jacket Illustrated by Hartmann, G.T. 
239 pp + [iv]. Illustrated with a track chart, with 8 pages of photographs and chapter decorations by Hartmann. Aegean blue dust jacket showing the ship is tattered and in 3 pieces with most of the spine section vanished. Book itself is sunned at spine and back cover, a little rubbing at spine tips. Interior has a Ship Chandler stamp from Piraeus with a small sticker scar, otherwise clean and unmarked. Journeyman writer and traveler writes of antiquities of the Aegean as he sailed the small boat "Hospur" in the Gulf of Corinth, among the Cyclades, down to Crete and along the shore of the Peloponnesus Peninsula with his wife. Entertaining and a decent copy with remains of the dust jacket, the front portion of which is somewhat respectable.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Report on the Dominion Government Expedition to Hudson Bay and the Arctic Islands on Board the D.G.S. Neptune 1903-1904, Low, A.P.
18 Low, A.P. Report on the Dominion Government Expedition to Hudson Bay and the Arctic Islands on Board the D.G.S. Neptune 1903-1904
Ottawa Government Printing Office 1906 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
xvii, 355 pp. Heavily illustrated with b/w photos, photo of Low at frontis, large folding map in rear pocket. Dark brown cloth with brilliant gilt title and image of the Neptune on front cover, gilt title to spine. Library numbers at bottom spine, library stamps inside but no sign of a pocket. Front interior hinge cracking at title page, some mild rippling at the top of some pages, whether from storage or from very mild humidity is hard to tell, I would say storage. Otherwise clean and attractive. Many technical details of this important expedition. ; Ex-Library; 355 pages 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Fiddlers and Whores  The Candid Memoirs of a Surgeon in Nelson's Fleet, Lowry, James
19 Lowry, James Fiddlers and Whores The Candid Memoirs of a Surgeon in Nelson's Fleet
London Chatham Publishers 2006 1861762682 / 9781861762689 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
192 pp. Notes and index at rear. Signed by author with dedication on front fly page. Pink/blue DJ with image of 19th century ship of the line on front cover. DJ in good condition, clean with no marks and wear. Burgundy cloth boards. Book is in excellent condition, clean with no marks or wear. ; 7.10 X 4.50 X 0.90 inches; 208 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 28.00 USD
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20 Mascart, Jean Impressions et Observations Dans Un Voyage a Tenerife
Paris Ernest Flammarion First Edition Softcover Fair Illustrated by Mascart, Jean 
366 pp. 212 illustrations, including photos and maps. (illustre de 212 reproductions d'apres les photographies de l'auteur). In French. n.d. but circa 1912. Presumed 1st. Mascart was an astronomer at l'Observatoire de Paris. Under the auspices of the Association Internationale Contre la Tuberculose, he organized a scientific mission to the island of Tenerife to study radiation, atmospheric and meteorological findings, and to establish a research centre in the mountains. The atmospheric condtions at Tenerife were excellent for clear observation, and the team was able to get some marvelous photographs of a number of celestial bodies, including Halley's Comet. Original paper covers are worn and chipped around the edges. Spine backstrip is missing. Some quires are starting to loosen from the book block but all are present. Pencil signature on early blank, otherwise clean. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
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