Our current selection of Exploration / Travel titles.

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"EDWARD WILSON OF THE ANTARCTIC - Naturalist and Friend" by George Seaver. 1937.

Hardcover First Edition (9th re-print) in blue cloth cover, published by John Murray, London in 1937. Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

An extremely interesting biography of Edward Wilson with colour frontispiece portrait of Wilson and numerous black and white plates.

301 pages.

Condition:  Fair to Good. Hardcover has some wear/rubbing/fading and spine covering has a crease. Inscription to front free endpaper. Internal pages good with some yellowing, some foxing (mainly to extreme page edges) and very slight ripple. Binding tight.

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"TALK ABOUT AMERICA" by Alistair Cooke. 1968.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers with original dustcover (price clipped), published by The Bodley Head, London in 1968. Dimensions: 22cm x 14.5cm approx.

A selection of Cooke's broadcast "Letters from America". Classic travel writing from one of the pioneers.

252 pages.

Condition:  Good in Fair dustcover. Dustcover has some wear/rubbing/fading and some small tears to the extreme edges. Cloth covers good with slight fading/marking. Internal pages good with some yellowing. Binding tight.

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"VOTAGES AROUND THE WORLD, from the Death of Captain Cook to the Present Time; Including Remarks on the Special Condition of the Inhabitants in the Recently Discovered Countries; their Progress in the Arts; and more Especially their Advancement in Religious Knowledge. c.1850.

Hardcover Second Edition in red hardcover, published by Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh. The volume is undated but the preface is dated 1843 and the book appears roughly contemporary with that date. Dimensions: 17.5cm x 11cm approx.

Published as part of the "Edinburgh Cabinet Library" that featured books on travel and exploration as well as topography. Features chapters on America, Canada, the votages of Edwards, Marchand, Wilson, Fanning, Turnbull, Baudin, Krusenstern, Kotzebue and many more.

448 hand cut pages with black and white illustration to first title page.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/markiing/fading to covers. Spine beginning to crack at front hinge. Internal pages good (many uncut) with just some yellowing and a few very minor marks. Binding tight.

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"THESE WONDERS TO BEHOLD" by Lawrence G. Green. First. 1959.

Hardcover First Edition in white hardcovers with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Howard Timmins, Cape Town in 1959.

The subtitle of the book really says it all: "Experiences and discoveries of an author in search of a grain of truth un Africa's strangest tales; and views on certain deep mysteries of Africa, solved and unsolved or never to be solved."

237 pages with colour frontispiece and a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Dustcover good with some wear/rubbing/fading. Hardcover good with slight marking. Internal pages a bit yellowed particularly to edges but otherwise good. Binding tight.

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"ONE DRY SEASON - In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley." by Caroline Alexander. First. 1989.

Hardcover First Edition in black hardcovers with original dustcover (no price clipped), published by Bloomsbury, London in 1989.

A rather fascinating book that sees the author following the journey of Mary Henrietta Kingsley who wrote "Travels in West Africa" - one of the classics of travel literature.

290 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some minor wear/rubbing/fading to dustcover. Hardcovers good. Internal pages good with just very slight yellowing. Binding tight.

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"RUSSIA AS I KNOW IT" by Harry De Windt.  1917.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by Chapman and Hall, Ltd, London in 1917.  Dimensions: 23cm x 15cm approx.

A scarce and quite fascinating volume in which the author describes his travels through European and Asiatic Russia. His travels included two visits (by invitation of the Government) to Siberia where he witnessed, first-hand, Russia's penal methods. A fascinating look at Russia during one of the country's most important periods.

232 pages with a number of black and white plates.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of  wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Corners slightly bumped. Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing - particularly to the preliminary pages. Binding tight.

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"ITALIAN HIGHWAYS" by E. Augusta King.  1896.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth covers, published by Richard Bentley and Son, London in 1896.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

A fascinating account of a journey by the author to Italy between 1894 and 1895. Lively and often rather humorous. A scarce title.

435 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges. Lacks frontispiece. Internal pages good with a few minor marks and creases. Binding tight.

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"THE MIDDLE PASSAGE" by V. L. Naipaul.  1995.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth cover with original dustcover (not price clipped), published by Picador, London in 1995.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx.

A rather nice edition of this well known travel volume tracing the author's passage in 1950 from his birthplace, Trinidad, through the West indies and South America.

296 pages.

Condition:  Very Good. Slight wear/rubbing to dustcover which has a small closed tear to the top of the front cover. Cloth covers good. Internal pages very good. Binding tight. Looks unread.

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"EUROPE WITHOUT BAEDEKER - Sketches, among the ruins of Italy, Greece, & England" by Edmund Wilson.  1948.

Hardcover First (UK) Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Secker and Warburg, London in 1948.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 14.5cm approx.

An interesting account of a trip undertaken by the author for the New Yorker magazine in the spring and summer of 1945. A different perspective on World War Two.

245 pages.

Condition:  Reasonable. Heavy wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and beginning to come away from binding. Internal pages good.  Binding fairly tight.

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"LA BALSA TO AUSTRALIA - The Longest Raft Voyage in History" by Vital Alsar. 1973.

Hardcover First Edition (review copy with note from the publisher included) in red cloth cover with original dustcover (price clipped), published by Hodder and Stoughton, London in 1973. Dimensions: 22cm x 14cm approx. 

The incredible story of four adventurers who set out from the Ecuadorian port of Guayaquil on a voyage that many experts believed impossible.  Their aim was to reach Australia on a Balsa wood raft - a total of 8,600 miles!  The main mission was to prove that navigators of antiquity could have achieved long voyages.  A quite amazing story.

219 pages with a number of black and white photographs.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Dustcover has some wear and a few small marks. Cloth covers have slight wear and a couple of minor bumps. Internal pages good with just slight yellowing and some minor damp marking. Binding tight.

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"A JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM" by St. John Ervine.  1936.

Hardcover First Edition (First Re-print) in brown cloth cover, published by Hamish Hamilton, London in 1936.  Dimensions: 21cm x 14.5cm approx.

An excellent account of a journey by the author to Jerusalem via numerous countries.

366 pages with 8 black and white photographs.

Condition:  Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. Some wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Internal pages good. Binding tight.

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"CHIP, CHIP, MY LITTLE HORSE - The Story of an Air-Holiday" by Theodora Benson.  1934.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by Lovat Dickson, Ltd, London in 1934.  Dimensions: 19.5cm x 13.5cm approx.

A very scarce and quite fascinating volume in which the author describes a holiday by air visiting Holland, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, the Balkans, and Italy. A fascinating record, told with some humour.

310 pages with a number of black and white drawings by the author in the text.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. Ex-Library copy with normal library markings. A fair bit of  wear/rubbing/marking/fading to cloth covers. Corners slightly bumped. Internal pages good with some yellowing and minor foxing to the preliminary pages. Binding tight.

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"CAPTAIN SCOTT"  by Stephen Gwynn.   1929.

Hardcover First Edition in pictorially embossed blue coth cover, published by John Lane The Bodley Head, London in 1929.  Dimensions: 22.5cm x 15cm approx.

An interesting volume that tells the story of Captain Scott including his childhood, the voyage of the "Discovery" as well as his doomed last trip. The book also contains a number of his letters from on board ship as well as several black and white photographs. 

240 untrimmed pages.

Condition:  Reasonably Good. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Corners bumped. Internal pages good but yellowed with some foxing to extreme page edges.  Binding tight.

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"THROW OUT TWO HANDS"  by Anthony Smith.  1963.

Hardcover First Edition in red cloth cover, published by George Allen and Unwin, Ltd, London in 1963.  Dimensions: 21.5cm x 15.5cm approx

A rather interesting and often amusing account of the author's travels across Africa in a hot air balloon.  An inexperienced balloonist, Smith had numerous hair-raising experiences.

272 pages with a number of colour photographs.

Condition:  Good. Some  rubbing/wear/marking to cloth covers. Internal pages good with some yellowing and very minor foxing. Binding tight.

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"REMINISCENCES OF THE EARLY LIFE AND MISSIONARY LABOURS OF THE REV. JOHN EDWARDS - Fifty Years a Weslyan Missionary in South Africa. 1886.

Hardcover Second Edition in pictorially embossed green cloth covers, published by T. Woolmer, London in 1886.  Dimensions: 19cm x 13cm approx. 

A fascinating and scarce volume of reminiscences by this well known missionary.  The volume tells the story of Edwards' childhood and gives a "vivid impression of the reality" of his travels in South Africa.  A truly fascinating autobiography which is of much historical interest.

242 pages with black and white fontispiece portrait of Edwards.

Condition:  Reasonable. A fair bit of wear/rubbing/fading/marking to covers. Corners bumped. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges and slightly skewed. Internal pages good but a bit yellowed with some minor marks and wear. Binding a bit loose.

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"A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY"  by Laurence Sterne.  c.1910.

Hardcover Edition in blue cloth covers, published by George Routledge and Sons, Ltd, London as part of their "New Universal Library" series.  The volume is undated but we would believe it to be c.1910.  Dimensions: 15.5cm x 10cm approx.

The first part of a series of Sterne's works, this first volume recounts Sterne's travels in France and Italy.  A classic work.

183 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking to covers which are very slightl;y warped. Spine slightly skewed. Internal pages good with some yellwoing and minor marks. Binding tight.

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"THE VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN SCOTT - Retold from 'The Voyage of the Discovery' and 'Scott's Last Expedition'" by Charles Turley.  1914.

Hardcover First Edition in blue one third calf cover, published by Smith, Elder, & Co, London in 1914.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx. 

A fascinating volume which follows voyages of Captain Scott including the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910.  The book includes some biographical material, a frontispiece portrait photograph of Scott, 4 coloured plates, 28 pages of half-tone illustrations and a map. 

440 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking and fading to covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges which are a little delicate. Internal pages good with just minor yellowing and some very minor foxing. Binding tight.

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"SOUTH WITH SCOTT" by Admiral Sir Edward R. G. R. Evans.  c.1920.

Hardcover First Edition in blue cloth cover, published by Collins, London.  The volume is undated but we believe it to be c.1920.  Dimensions: 22cm x 15cm approx. 

An fascinating volume which follows the British Antarctic Expedition 1910.  Contains a detailed account of the expedition with a list of the personnel involved, 31 black and white photographs and a map to the rear. 

284 pages.

Condition:  Good. Some wear/rubbing/marking and fading to covers. Spine cracked at front and rear hinges. Internal pages generally quite good with just minor yellowing/foxing and some wear to edges.Binding quite tight.

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