Travel and Exploration
AERIAL TRANSIT COMPANY. By Permission of the Patentees this Engraving of the First Carriage, the "Ariel", is respectfully inscribed to the Directors of the Aerial Transit Company.
[London], W.L. Walton lith. and Day & Jaghe, Lithrs. To the Queen, .
Original lithography, c 235 x 320 mm; upper outer corner lightly smudged and with a few folds; lower margin cropped.Extremely rare 'incunable' of heavier than air flight, published 60…
LE BON, Gustave. Les civilisations de l'Inde. Ouvrage illustré de 7 chromolitographies, 2 cartes et 350 gravures et héliographies d'après les photographies, aquarelleset documents de l'auteur.
Paris, Firmin-Didot, 1887.
Large 4to. Contemporay (Indian?) crushed dark tan half morocco over pebble-grained cloth with raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers; pp. [4, bound without presentation…
SCHWEDISCHE EXPEDITION NACH SPITZBERGEN 1908. Zoologische Ergebnisse.
Uppsala & Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksells, 1910-15.
4to. 2 vols. Original printed wrappers (part I) or original paper boards (part II); various pagination; maps and charts to second vol., illusts. to text; first vol. with covers partially…
SHIPPING - Regulations, Instructions and Advice for Officers in the Service of Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
London, 122 Leadenhall Street, 1952.
Small 8vo. Original green pebble-grained leather imitation cloth, ruled in blind, front cover lettered in gilt and with the P&O logo in gilt; pp. x, 29, [4, blank], 30-36, [4, blank…
WALCOTT, Charles D. Geologic Atlas of the United States. Jackson, Folio California … Folio 11. Library Edition [cover title].
Washington D. C., Engraved and printed by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1894.
Large folio (55.5 x 47 cm); original printed wrappers with cloth back-strip; pp. , explanatory text inside wrappers, 4 colour-printed maps (geological and topographic); wrappers a…
ABBOTT, Captain James. Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva, Moscow and St. Petersburgh, during the late Russian Invasion of Khiva; with some Account of the Court of Khiva and the Kingdom of Khaurism
London, W.H. Allen & Co., 1843.
- 8vo. 2 volumes. Original publisher's grey cloth, spine lettered in gilt, boards ornamented in blind; pp. , xix, 401; x, 299, ciii, lithographic frontispiece and large folding engraved…
ABBOTT, Lyman, and Samuel Byram HALLIDAY. Henry Ward Beecher: A Sketch of his Career: With Analyses of His Power as a Preacher, Lecturer, Orator and Journalist, and Incidents and Reminiscences of His Life … Characterizations and personal Reminiscences, contributed by thirty-nine eminent writers. Also Mr. Beecher's Life as sketched by himself shortly before his Death.
Hartford, Conn., American Publishing Company, 1887.
8vo. Original brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt, front cover with Beecher's facsimile signature in gilt, ornamented in blind, patterened endpapers; pp. [ii]-xii, , -670…
ABD AL-LATIF AL-BAGHDADI. Kitab al-ifadah wa'l-i'tibar … Translated into English by Kamal Hafuth Zand and John A. and Ivy E. Videan. Cairo, 1204 A.D. London 1964 A.D.
London, Allen and Unwin, .
4to. Original red cloth with illustrated dust-wrapper (price-clipped); pp. 293, Arabic facsimile opposing English text; a very good copy.First English edition based on the MS in the Bodleian…