TRAVEL AND EXPLORATION BOOKS

Official voyages and expeditions as well as solo or private travel accounts.
Historic and modern, personal and official.

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ANSON   A Voyage Around the World 1740-44
VG $10 C/C Heron Press nd leatherette with gilt filleting, xx 384pp, marker ribbon. travel exploration nautical seafarers [HST 12]

BAEDEKER   Great Britain Handbook for Travellers
G+ rubbed joints starting to split but olding well, one folding map marginal tear $35 A/C Karl Baedeker 1910 seventh edition, red cloth titled gilt, marker ribon, lxviii 624pp+ folding maps, maps and map endpapers. Invaluable for historical reference. [#1158 travel]

BROOK & DONNELLY   The Windhorse
G+ G+ ex library with stamps etc, DW under plastic sleeve $10 C/C Cape 1986 first edition hard cover,223pp + plates in colour. Mountaineering in Nepal, Kalathar by a blind woman and her guide. ISBN 0224028243 [# 894 explor]

BURTON Richard F.   Personal Narrative Of A Pilgrimage To Al-madinah & Meccah The Memorial Edition of the Works of Captain Sir Richard F. Burton
G some faults: vol 1- upper joint split, head of spine frayed, back strip has been strengthened along the split upper joint with a temporary stiff paper joint, top part of upper board mottled, corners rubbed, first page has old ink 'No.298' faint foxing to closed edges and prelims/ margins, water mark to closed edges (only, not into the text or margins), xxx+,436pp + 1 col fldg map, frontis portrait of Isabel Burton, 6 plates (2 coloured, others tinted lithographs), 1 folding plan and a double page plan, with 8 illustrations in the text; vol 2- corners rubbed, grease mark to top corner of first and last few pages, Victorian Private Library stamp to first page, some light handling wear to boards, xiv,479pp + 8 plates (3 coloured, including coloured frontspiece portrait of Burton with tissue guard), 1 folding plan ( with lib stamp on verso) and 20 illustrations, including a small plan in the text, a good set but vol 1 could do with a little restoration $300 heavy set please email for postal quote. Tylston & Edwards 1893 2 vols (complete) in the Memorial Edition edited by his Wife. victorian travel islam arab arabia [#2024 travel exploration] click here for images on Tumblr

CLARKE Thurston   Equator An Epic Journey
VG- paperback with mild wear to cover $8 C/B Arrow 1990, 463 pages. Around the Equator in six months on air, land and sea. ISBN 0099681307 [#2203 travel]

DANZIGER Nick   Danziger's Travels, Beyond Forbidden Frontiers central asia
G+ name at front $8 Paladin 1988 pb426pp + plates ISBN 0586087060 [#1914 travel]

DONALDSON Jean   Innocents to Everest A Family journey to Everest
VG- VG- ex library with stamps, issue slip to end papers, DW under plastic sleeve $10 C/C United Writers 1976 first edition hard cover, 211pp + plates. ISBN 901976350 A Land Rover trip across Europe to the Middle East and Nepal followed by a trek to the base of Everest by a British family. [# 903 explor]

DUFFERIN Lord   Letters from High Latitudes
VG- VG small amount of ink to fore edge. $15 C/B Dent Everyman 1940 cloth 12mo, xvi 252pp, some illustrations and maps. A yacht journey to the far north of Iceland and Spitzbergen told in a refreshing and jovial manner. Gives anecdotes of the customs of the early nineteenth century Icelanders and wildlife as well as the geology of the area. [HST 25]

GATTI Attilio   Sangoma Africa and Zululand
VG-VG- minor spotting to closed edges, faint wear to DW $10 C/B Muller 1962 first edition hard cover, 229pp+ plates. Author searches for the Mulahu, a giant ape, then visits with the Zulu. [# 1301 travel exploration]

GRAHAM. R. B. Cunninghame   A Vanished Arcadia Being some Account of the Jesuits in Paraguay 1607-1767
VG+ sunned spine $15 C/B The Century Travellers 1988 first thus soft cover, xxvi 294pp. ISBN 0712618872 [# 1436 exploration]

HAKLUYT Richard   The Principle Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques & Discoveries of the English Nation Made by Sea or Overland to the remote and Farthest Distant Quarters of the Earth at any time within the compasse of these 1600 Years VOLUMES 1 & 2
VG dust soiled closed edges. $20 C/C Dent / Everyman 1926 cloth 16mo, xxvi 468pp + xiii 461pp. First 2 volumes of 8 [# 696 explor]

HANSEN Thorkild   Arabia Felix, the Danish Expedition of 1761-1767
VG+ G+ DW has surface insect damage to backstrip. $20 C/C Readers Union 1965 first thus book club edition after first Enlish of 1964. Hardcover, 381pp illustrated with maps and engravings in the text. The ill-fated Danish expedition from which only the author returned. Translated from Det Lykkelige Arabien in the Danish. [HST 24]

HASLUND Henning 
Men and Gods in Mongolia

First published in 1935, this book takes us into the virtually unknown world of Mongolia, a country historically cloaked in secrecy which has only recently opened up to the west. Henning Haslund was a Danish adventurer who accompanied Sven Hedin and other explorers into Mongolia and Central Asia in the 1920s and 30s. Haslund takes us to the lost city of Karakota in the Gobi desert. We meet the Bodgo Gegen, a god-king in Mongolia similar to the Dalai Lama of Tibet. We meet Dambin Jansang, the dreaded warlord of the 'Black Gobi'. There is even material in this incredible book on the Hi-mori, an 'airhorse' that flies through the sky and carries with it the sacred stone of Chintamani. Aside from the esoteric and mystical material, there is plenty of just plain adventure: Haslund and companions journey across the Gobi desert by camel caravan; witness initiation into Shamanic societies; meet reincarnated warlords; and experience the violent birth of 'modern' Mongolia.
ISBN0932813151

VG softback with light wear at corners.
$20 B/C
Adventures Unlimited Press 1992 first thus edition after 1935 original, xv 358pp + adverts for AUP books. [#2833 exploration, mongolia, occult ]





LEON George deLucenay   Explorers of the Americas before Columbus
VG VG $5 B/B Franklin Watts 1989 hard cover, 64pp illustrated. Includes St Brendan, Vikings, Ra expeditions of Heyerdahl. Basic introductory work. ISBN 0531106675 [# 1038 exploration]

MACAULAY Rose   The Towers of Trebizond
G+ lightly spotted boards inscription to fep $5 C/B Collins 1965 new edition cloth, 288pp. Middle East and Turkey [# 1099 travel]

MANDEVILLE John   The Travels of Sir John Mandeville and the Journal of Friar Odoric
VG $10 C/C Heron Press nd leatherette with gilt filleting, xviii 278pp, marker ribbon. [HST 11]

MARTY Sid   Men for the Mountains Canadian Rocky Mountains
VG VG- wear to DW $10 C/C McClelland & Stewart 1978 first edition hard cover, 270pp. Canadian Rocky Mountains warden. ISBN 0771058527 [# 897 explor]

MILLER Charles "Cannibal"   Cannibal Caravan
G spine titling dulled, lacks fep, some toning to closed edges $7 C/C Museum Press 1951 reprint cloth, 223pp + plates. Dutch New Guinea [#1874 travel anthropology]

MONTEATH Colin 
Under a Sheltering Sky, Journeys to Mountain Heartlands

Colin documents with colour photography twelve journeys to polar and mountain heartlands in Tibet, Bhutan, Alaska, Mongolia, Nepal, Greenland, Patagonia, New Zealand, the Chinese Karakoram and Antarctica. Large format. ISBN0473095572

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$50 D/D
Hedgehog House 2003 first edition, 232pp.[#2706 exploration, travel]





MOOREHEAD Alan   The White Nile revised illustrated edition
VG+ VG+ minimal chipping head of DW spine. $45 C/C Hamish Hamilton 1971 cloth 4to, 368pp. Illustrated throughout in line as well as colour plates and maps. Story of the exploration of the Nile from the Mountains of the Moon to the Mediterranean. Covers Burton and Speke, Baker of the Nile, Stanley and Livingstone etc. ISBN 241020352 [HST 27]

MORRIS Jan   Among the Cities travel anthology
VG light cover wear, name and address to first page $8 C/C Penguin 1986 paperback, 410pp. Anthology of travel writing spans 1956-1984 and 37 different cities or trips. ISBN 0140074856 [# 1031 travel writing]

MORTON H V   In Search of Ireland Eighth edition
VG VG neat gift inscription to free fly, light mottling to spine, DW has price clipped hole to spine and edge wear, much better than sounds $20 C/C Methuen 1933 cloth, 280pp map end papers, sepia photo plates, still a quality printing not one of the cheaper later ones. The inscription is in a neat decorative hand and is a presentation to Amy Railey from the Girl's Staff Library of the Farmers Trading Co Auckland 24-5-35. [# 824 travel

NEWHOUSE Joan   Reindeer are Wild Too Lapp land travel and culture
G+ G+ private library stamp to fep, name to closed page fore edges, DW chipped with short edge tears $10 C/C Travel Book Club 1954 hard cover, 174pp + plates [# 1240 travel]

NICOLSON Harold   Journey to Java
G from hinge half split and loosened, pencil to paste down, cloth rubbed and titling dulled $5 C/C Constable 1967 first edition cloth 8vo 254pp + plates. Travel on a cruise liner. [# 779 explor travel]

OMMANNEY F D   Isle of Cloves A View of Zanzibar
VG G booklabel to paste down, pen name and address to title, DW chipped with loss to edges, tears repaired with paper pasted to reverse. $5 C/C Longmans 1955 first edition hard cover, 230pp + plates. Zanzibar islands on the East African Coast. [# 778 exploration travel]

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