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Encyclopedia Britannica. Eleventh Edition
N. Y.: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910. 11th Ed.
32 vols., including Index (1911) and 3 supplementary volumes (1922); onion skin paper. Ink name on front pastedowns. "Handy Volume Issue".
Please inquire                          Book Number: 10111                         Order / Enquire

Adam, George a& Pearl.
A Book About Paris.
NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. 
Hardcover in complete dj. Large 8vo. 192pp. Colour and b/w illustrations by H. Franks Waring. Dj lightly stained, with shallow chips to spine tips; binding cracked but firm.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 14957                         Order / Enquire

Addison, Julia De Wolf
The Spell of England
Boston: L. C. Page, 1912. 1st Edition
433 pp. Illus. from photographs; colour frontispiece & folding map; pictorial cover & spine cloth, gilt, ruled in gilt; top edge gilt. A sparkling copy!
Please inquire                          Book Number: 10110                         Order / Enquire

Allom, Thomas (illustrator)
The Northern Tourist. Containing Seventy-Three Views of Lake and Mountain Scenery, Etc. In Cumberland, Durham, & Northumberland.
London: H. Fisher, R. Fisher, & P. Jackson., 1834. 
3/4 Leather + Marbled Boards. 76 pp. 72 engravings on interleaved plates + engraved title page vignette. Decorative spine, gilt; marbled edges. Engravings from original drawings by Thomas Alom. Historical and topgraphical descriptions by Thomas Rose. Some foxing and marginal staining; front cover stained, and front hinge detached, but interior otherwise clean & bright.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 11766                         Order / Enquire

Annandale, Nelson
The Faroes and Iceland. Studies in Island Life. (With an Appendix on the Celtic Pony)
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1905. 1st Edition
238 pp. Blue cloth. Illustrated with 24 photographs and drawings. With an appendix on the Celtic pony. Ink name on front free endpaper; rubbing to spine tips and corners; and spine edge partially split, but closed (about 1"), at head of spine; interior otherwise bright and clean, with nice bright map cover vignette in gilt.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 18644                         Order / Enquire

Baker, Richard St. Barbe
Sahara Challenge
Belmont, MA: Wellington Books, 1954. 1st US Ed.
Hardcover in complete dj.132 pp. Illustrated with 47 pp. of photographs. Presentation copy INSCRIBED BY THE AMERICAN PUBLISHER. Actually the English first edition (Lutterworth) with US publisher's imprint affixed to title page below the original imprint. Small chip at dj head of spine.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 17396                         Order / Enquire

Barbour, Philip L.
The Jamestown Voyages Under the First Charter 1606-1609. 2 Vols.
Cambridge: Hakluyt Society, 1969. 
Hardcover in complete dj. xxviii + 524 pp. Illustrated with photogrpahs of reconstructed ships; map; 2 folding maps. Documents relating to the foundation of Jamestown up to the departure of Captain John Smith, edited by Philip L. Barbour. Dj spines lightly sunned; a couple of minor edge-tears; tear crease to front dj panel of v.1. Hakluyt Society Second Series, No. 136.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 24196                         Order / Enquire

Bartlett, Robert A. & Hale, Ralph T.
Northward Ho! The Last Voyage of the Karluk
Boston: Small, Maynard, 1919. 2nd Printing
329 pp. Blue cloth with stunning aurora borelis cover art in gilt, white and red; title lettering gilt. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Ink name on front free endpaper and jacket blurb from Chief Scout Librarian of the Boy Scouts of America stapled to front free endpaper; spine lettering faded; but cover gloriously bright and interior virtually fresh.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 18600                         Order / Enquire

Bartlett, W. H.; Pardoe, Julia (Miss Pardoe)
The Beauties of the Bosphorus. Illustrated in a Series of Views of Constantinople and Its Environs, from Original Drawings By W. H. Bartlett
London: George Virtue, 1843. 
Hardcover, full morocco. Nice tight copy with new green morocco spine & original boards with gilt ornamentation and gilt cover vignettes (front & rear); spine lettering gilt; new endpapers; all edges gilt. 164 pp. Illustrated with 78 engraved plates, each with tissue guard, by W. H. Bartlett; frontispiece portrait of Julia Pardoe, plus engraved map & 1839 ed. engraved title-page with title vignette. Original morocco slightly scuffed, especially on extremities; gilt slightly faded on front cover but bright on rear; only minor & occasional marginal soiling to interior, otherwise bright; all plates present, clean & bright with some tanning to margins only.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 25517                         Order / Enquire

Behr, Edward
Indonesia. A Voyage Through the Archieplago By 45 of the World's Leading Photographers. In Commemoration of the 45th Anniversary of the Proclamation of Independence
Singapore: Archipelago Press, 1997. Later Printing.
Over 250 pp. Lavishly illustrated with colour photographs.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 16315                         Order / Enquire

Bell, Mrs. Arthur G.
Picturesque Brittany.
London: Dent, 1906. 
Hardcover. White cloth decorated with Celtic motifs in red, squared in black, and printed in gilt; top edge gilt. 232 pp. Illustrated in colour by Arthur G. Bell. Spine slightly sunned, and very small stain on front cover, and light soiling to rear; binding cracked but firm; still a nice bright copy.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 11297                         Order / Enquire

Bellec, Francois
Unknown Lands. The Log Books of the Great Explorers
Woodstock, NY: Overlook Press, 2002. 1st US Ed.
216 pp. Lavishly illustrated in colour from engravings, early maps, and modern photographs. Remainder mark on bottom edge; rear dj panel slightly rubbed, and small edge-tear on both panels. Translated from the French.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 14182                         Order / Enquire

Bentley, James
Castile (castille)
London: George Philip, 1991. 1st Edition
Hardcover in complete Dj. 216 pp. Illustrated with colour photographs by Joe Cornish; maps. Philip's Travel Guides series.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 14607                         Order / Enquire

Besant, Walter
London: Chatto & Windus, 1900. New Edition.
Hardcover. 343 pp. Royal blue calf with sigellum of Trinity college Schools, Port Hope, ON, gilt-stamped on cover, ruled in gilt; raised bands and decorated spine, gilt; spine lettering gilt on red; marbled endpapers, marbled edges. Illustrated with 125 engravings in text. School presentation copy with presentation plate on front pastedown. Spine faded and rubbed with a few nicks at head; corners lightly rubbed; otherwise a virtually crisp copy.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 13859                         Order / Enquire

Besant, Walter
London: Chatto & Windus, 1894. New Edition.
Hardcover. xvi + 343 pp. Full morocco binding, decorated and ruled in gilt, with coat-of-arms cover vignette, gilt; all edges gilt; raised bands and spine decoration, gilt; marbled endpapers. With 125 illustrations. Bookplates on front pastedown and front free endpaper; endpapers browned on borders from offsetting from binding; but otherwise a sparkling, crisp fine copy..
Please inquire                          Book Number: 17489                         Order / Enquire

Binney, George
With Seaplane and Sledge in the Arctic
London: Hutchinson, 1893. 1st Edition
n.d. [1925/26?]. Blue cloth. Illustrated with photographs; folding map. Spine lettering faded and rear board edge partially abraded (about 2"); otherwise a nice copy with bright interior.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 18613                         Order / Enquire

Bradshaw's Tourist Handbooks
BRADSHAW'S HANDBOOK FOR TOURISTS IN GREAT BRITAIN & four sections. Complete in 4 vols.
London: W. J. Adams, 1879. 
4 sections in printed wrappers with engraved cover medallions laid into original clothbound casing printed in gilt. This is the full set, issued as "the entire Hand Book", as distinct from each section which was available separately. n.d. but railway timetables and schedules of fares are dated 1879. Each volume about 120 pp. on average, plus about 60 pp. of ads per volume, including railway timetables and fare schedules. Illustrated with a total of 21 steel-engraved plates with multiple views; 18 folding maps and city plans. Wrappers quite clean and bindings tight; edges darkened & tanned; minimal staining to interiors, though some to rear wrapper border of sec. iv. Casing slightly soiled, rubbed and nicked. All plates present, though view of Stirling (sec. iv) faces p. 60, not p. 62 as called for. Missing large map from front pocket of casing, and missing map of London from sec. i; all other maps and plans present, though map of Glasgow (sec. iv) faces p. 62, not p. 64 as called for. Still Good-Very Good overall, especially considering that these are paperbacks from 1879. Bradshaw's handbooks and railway guides for tourists were started in 1839 by George Bradshaw (1801-1853).
Please inquire                          Book Number: 27651                         Order / Enquire

Brangwyn, Frank (illustrator); Kinglake, A. W.
Eothen. Or Traces of Travel Brought Home from the East
Toronto: Musson, 1913. First Thus
Hardcover. 306 pp. Illustrated with 12 tipped-in colourplates, headpieces, endpapers, and cover illustration by Frank Brangwyn. With an introduction by S. L. Bensusan. Pencil name on fly-leaf; front hinge slightly started under endpaper, but firm. A very beautiful edition of this travel classic which has also become a literary classic. This is the Canadian edition, presumably published simultaneously with the British one.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 21241                         Order / Enquire

Bricker, Charles
Landmarks of Mapmaking
London: Wordsworth, 1989. 
276pp. Numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Index.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 10232                         Order / Enquire

Bridges, T. C. & Tiltman, H. Hessell
Recent Heroes of Modern Adventure
London: Harrap, 1932. 1st Edition
Hardcover. 284 pp. 32 illustrations in half-tone. Frontispiece detached and hinges started, with some wear at spine tips & corners.
Please inquire                          Book Number: 15935                         Order / Enquire

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