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Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of above Four Hundred of the most Authentick Writers; ....Vols I & II
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Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca: or a Compleat Collection of Voyages and Travels: Consisting of above Four Hundred of the most Authentick Writers; ....Vols I & II

By John Harris

London : Thomas Bennet; John Nicholson; and Daniel Midwinter, 1705 A good copy of the 1st edition in recent full panelled calf bindings with 9 maps, 21 (of 22) plates, 2 frontispieces (one with loss) and 8 engravings in the text. John Harris (1633-1719) was an anglican priest and scientist, specialising in mathematics. He was admitted as an FRS in 1696. His written works were well-regarded and popular and Navigantium was published in 2 further enlarged editions. The 1st edition is relatively scarce and is sought after particularly for the first printings of the Moll maps. The bindings are in near fine clean condition with gilt-lined raised bands to the spine with gilt decoration in the compartments and title and volume labels. There is light scuffing. Internally new endpapers and blanks have been added. This set has been matched against the reference copy held by the Hathi Trust and matches it apart from a misplaced plate, a missing plate, a small misbound section in the appendix and a misplaced map (America). There are numerous mispaginations without loss and a number of small repaired edge tears. Overall the set is very clean with occasional light marking. There are small library stamps to the top corner of the title pages, the verso of 2 maps (one per volume), and the top side margins of a couple of pages in each volume. Please enquire if you would like to see a full report of mispaginations and condition. Contents: Vol I: frontispiece (laid down and missing circa 30%); title; dedication 2 pp; to the Reader 2pp; subscribers' list 2pp; contents 6pp with tipped in paper strip; introduction pp i-lxvii; text pp 1-862 finis with 10 plates, 6 folding maps and 2 engravings in the text; index 1 - 6pp; index 2 - 8 pp finis. Vol II: frontispiece (laid down - some loss in gutter); title (with some expert repair); contents 4pp; folding map of the world; text pp 1-928 finis with 11 plates (one folding), 2 maps and 6 engravings in the text; appendix pp 1-56 with pp 41-48 bound after p 56 without loss; index 1 - 4pp; index 2 - 8pp; finis

$6414.72

The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland: being a new, complete, accurate and extensive tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney, And other Islands adjoining to and dependent on the Crown of Great-Britain.
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The New British Traveller; Or, A Complete Modern Universal Display of Great-Britain and Ireland: being a new, complete, accurate and extensive tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney, And other Islands adjoining to and dependent on the Crown of Great-Britain.

By George Augustus Walpoole, David Wynne Evans, Alexander Burnet, Robert Conway et al

London: Alex Hogg, 1784 A very good copy in contemporary full calf binding. Originally issued in 60 parts, this work claims to be a comprehensive and accurate picture of Great Britain and Ireland. In reality the work mostly covers England with very small sections on everywhere else. There does not appear to be a definitive collation. There are directions to the binder but these number the contents 1-60, probably reflecting the 60 part issue and are very difficult to relate to the actual maps and scenes. This copy has: frontispiece; engraving to the preface; 2 folding maps of England and Wales; 29 single view plates; 52 double view plates; 4 triple view plates; 4 single page county maps; 12 double county map pages; 2 triple county map pages; 3 quad county map pages; and one page of portraits. The binding has been rebacked preserving the original spine and rebuilding the corners. It is in full calf with an intricate panelled diamond design to the boards, and with raised bands, title label and further diamond patterning to the spine. There is some scuffing and surface damage, particularly to the front board. All page edges are reddened. New endpapers have been added. Contents with frontispiece; title; preface; introduction; text with maps and plates in 5 parts of which Part I is in 4 books and covers most of England; directions to binder; list of subscribers. The publisher's catalogue is not present. The contents are very clean. There is some persistent worming which is present to around p 429. Fortunately the animal(s) have moved vertically so the damage consists of a few tiny holes. Professional paper repair has been done to some of these as well to the bottom corner of the frontispiece and the title, and occasionally elsewhere. P 503 has lost the top of the bottom corner and there is a mispagination - p 252 is numbered 452. The view of Westminster has been strangely bound in the section on Northumberland. Please enquire if you would like to see further images.

$1269.58

Cosmographie in Four Books containing the Chorographie and Historie of the Whole World, and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof.
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Cosmographie in Four Books containing the Chorographie and Historie of the Whole World, and all the Principal Kingdoms, Provinces, Seas, and Isles thereof.

By Peter Heylyn

London : Anne Seile, 1669 A very good copy of the 5th edition 'enlarged and corrected by the Author'. In contemporary full calf binding (which has been rebacked retaining the original spine) and with the decorative title and 4 maps. The binding is in very good clean condition. The front board has the initials FT impressed on the leather and the corners have been rebuilt. The spine has a red title label, and there is some fraying at the top edge. The back board has rebuilt corners and there is some scuffing to the leather surface. Internally there are no pastedown endpapers. At the front, there is the bookplate of William Constable FRS and FAS. Constable was a noted collector and naturalist. Contents: Imprimatur; engraved title; rubricated letterpress title; to the Reader 7pp; To my brother 1p; introduction pp 1-24 with table of climates at p 20; title to First Book 1669'; map of Europe; text pp 27-272; title to Second Book 1668; text pp 1-226; title Third Book 1668; map of Asia; text 1-227; note on errata 228; table 229-230; title Fourth Book Part I Africa 1668; map; text 1-77; title Fourth Book Part II America 1668; map; text 83-154; title Appendix 1669 - including 'Terra Australis'; text 157-162; finis; blank; table 9pp; computation of coins 1p; alphabetical table 25pp; finis. Overall the contents are in very good condition with degrees of toning to the paper and the odd small spot or mark. The verso the imprimatur has old ink scribbles and some old repair; the engraved title has been relaid and has some loss to the corners; there is the occasional paper flaw or small edge tear to the top margin (circa 4); and in the First Book p 185/6 has lost the top corner with loss of the page number, but not text and the bottom corner of p233 without loss of text. The maps are very clean. The maps of Europe and Africa have old reinforcement to the side edge below the attachment and the map of Asia has some old small bottom edge repairs. There is a mispagination in the Fourth Book - 62-55-68-69 - but the text is continuous. Please enquire if you would like to see further images.

$2138.24

Histoire Naturelle et Morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique. Enrichie de plusieurs belles figures des Raretez les considerables qui y font d'ecrites. Avec un Vocabulaire Caraibe
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Histoire Naturelle et Morale des Iles Antilles de l'Amerique. Enrichie de plusieurs belles figures des Raretez les considerables qui y font d'ecrites. Avec un Vocabulaire Caraibe

By Charles de Rochefort

Roterdam: Arnould Leers, 1658 A fair to good copy of the scarce 1st edition in largely contemporary full leather binding with portrait of Jaques Amprovx, 11 full page plates and 33 engravings in the text. The engraved title and 2 leaves of the table of chapters are provided in facsimile. Attributed to Charles de Rochefort, the Pastor of the French Protestant Church in Rotterdam - although there has been considerable dispute over the authorship. The vocabulary is by Father Raymond Breton. This copy has been rebacked and restitched, retaining the original contemporary boards with corners rebuilt. A new matching spine with raised bands and title label has been added. The original pastedown endpapers have been retained with a large armorial bookplate to the front pastedown and some old ink notes to the rear pastedown. New free endpapers have been added. Contents: engraved title (facsimile); title with printer's device and old ink scrawl to verso; portrait of Messire Jaques Amprovx; epistre 4pp; preface 6pp; avertissement 2 pp; text book I pp 1-262 with 33 engravings in the text and 11 full page engravings; half title book II; text pp 265-514; Vocabulaire Caribe pp 515-527 fin. Table of Chapters 12 pp of which the final 2 leaves have been largely torn out. The remnants have been included and 2 facsimile leaves added. The contents are clean with varying degrees of toning to pages. Page edges, particularly in the epistre are fragile. There is a pale semi-circular stain at the bottom margin in the gutter which commences at p 209 and continues through the work. There are small very occasional circular burn spots of which one has produced a hole at p 363. There has been occasional worming - initially in the gutter circa p 37 (one small track) - this has been repaired from p 49-119 and then disappears; and one small track in the top corner tip from p 393-419 - again repaired to p 410 to preserve the integrity of the corner. A small piece of text has transfered to the illustration in the text on p 197, 2 words are affected on p 196. There are old ink notes in the side margins at pp 266, 464 and 484. Book size: 22.5 cm x 18 cm.

$1470.04

A Voyage to St. Kilda, The remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland: giving An Account of the very remarkable Inhabitants of that Place, their Beauty and singular Chastity ....
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A Voyage to St. Kilda, The remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland: giving An Account of the very remarkable Inhabitants of that Place, their Beauty and singular Chastity ....

By Martin Martin

London: Printed for Dan. Browne, and Lockyer Davis, 1753 A good copy of the 4th edition of Martin Martin's account of his visit to St Kilda in 1697 (first published in 1698). Martin Martin lived on Skye and was a gaelic speaker. He decided to visit and study the western isles of Scotland to record both the land and its culture and natural history. Although Martin's account was mocked by some, particularly because he was considered too believing of local tales, it was much read and reprinted. This copy is in a probably later 1800's half leather binding with marbled boards. The spine has blind stamped decoration and gilt compartments with leather title label to spine. It sound and clean with some rubbing at joints, edges and corners and a little scuffing. There is the armorial bookplate of Edward Herbert, Earl of Powis to the front pastedown, and some marking to the endpapers suggesting that a cover was stuck down over the book at some point. Contents: initial blank; folding plate of 2 birds and a map; title; preface 2pp; text pp 5-79; finis. Page 78 is numbered 70, and 79 is numbered 63. Text is continuous. Text with decorative head and tail pieces and initial capitals. Contents are clean and in very good condition. There is a small burn hole at p 9 and the final leaf is browned with some spotting.

$801.84

A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness. Wherein After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described; ...
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A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness. Wherein After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described; ...

By John Brand

Edinburgh: William Brown, 1883 A good copy of the limited facsimile edition of John Brand's work which was first published in 1701. Limited to 157 copies, of which 148 were for sale. This is copy 1. The plain cloth binding is sound, but with marking and there is wear to spine and cloth fraying to corners. It has the original title label. The contents are in very good clean condition. The contents are a replica of the 1701 work, with the addition of a small advert for Haco's Expedition on an initial blank, and a 2 page introduction from the publisher. The text has been printed on hand-made paper and page edges are untrimmed. 4 pages have some light brown toning. Preliminaries pp 1-18; text 1-240 with appendix 241-147.

$467.74

Colonsay and Oronsay in the Isles of Argyll. Their history, flora, fauna and topography
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Colonsay and Oronsay in the Isles of Argyll. Their history, flora, fauna and topography

By John de Vere Loder

Edinburgh and London : Oliver and Boyd, 1935 A very good copy of the 1st edition. In original blue cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The binding is clean and sound with light bumping to bottom corners. Original blue endpapers. Contents: initial blank with signature July 1938, half title, title, dedication, song, preface, contents, illustration list, introductory description pp xxxi; half title History; text pp 1-190; half title appendices; text pp 193-448; authorities consulted 449-453; index 455-472. With 57 photographic plates, 1 folding section, 2 folding genealogical tables and 2 folding colour maps. Contents in very good clean condition.

$280.64

The Isle of Foula. A series of articles on Britain's loneliest inhabited isles
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The Isle of Foula. A series of articles on Britain's loneliest inhabited isles

By Ian B Stoughton Holbourn, [edited with memoir by] M C Stoughton Holbourn

Lerwick: Johnson & Greig, 1938 A good copy of the 1st edition with photographic frontispiece and 13 f and urther photographic plates. In the original red cloth binding with gilt titles to spine. The binding has a cocked spine which is faded and pulled. The front board has gilt titles and is bright and clean. Back board with some lighter spotting, bumped corners and a light corner crease. Internally there is a signature to the front pastedown which has offset slightly to the free endpaper. Contents with half title, frontispiece, title, contents and foreward pp viii; text pp 1-256 with appendix and 13 plates. Contents in very good clean condition with the occasional light spot.

$106.91

Camden's Britannia, Newly Translated into English: with large additions and improvements
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Camden's Britannia, Newly Translated into English: with large additions and improvements

By William Camden, Edmund Gibson

London : Printed by F Collins, for A Swalle; and A & F Churchil; published by Edmund Gibson, 1695 A good copy of the 2nd edition in English, and the first Gibson edition of Camden's Britannia. In contemporary full leather binding with frontispiece, 50 maps by Robert Morden, 8 full page plates of coins, and 1 further full page plate. William Camden is said to be the first English topographer and the first issues of his work in latin (first edition with maps 1607) caused land disputes because the maps showed details of enclosures. This copy is in contemporary panelled calf with a new matching spine with 5 raised bands and red title label. It is in very good clean condition with expert repair to corners and new endpapers. The contents are complete and generally clean with the odd mark or stain. Classed as good overall because 3 of the maps and a few text pages have been added in from another 1695 source and the 3 maps have had some later hand colouring, and a number of maps have had repair. Contents: frontispiece; title; dedication; preface with adverts on final page; life of Camden; Camden's preface; ad lectorem; catalogue; Antonine itinerary; chapters; text in double columns with 8 pp of coins and 2 fold out maps - pp i-cxcv. Half title with blank to verso; text in double columns with 44 county maps, 1 map of England, 1 full page of engravings and engravings in the text eg of Stonehenge pp 1-875. Half title; text with 3 maps pp 883-1116; Annals of Ireland 18 pp finis; index 24 pp; appendix 2 pp finis. The frontispiece has loss to the gutter and has been relaid; there is a paper hole approx 2 cm x 1 cm at p 182 with small loss of text; pp 309-316 and the final 10 pp of index plus the appendix have a smaller bottom margin; p 806 has some loss to the bottom margin; there is a little worming in the gutter around p 902; and the appendix has paper repair. Of the maps: Cornwall has a repaired tear; Hampshire has some repair and loss at the gutter; Chester and Herefordshire have minor repair; Middlesex, North Yorkshire and Cumberland have some hand colouring; Kent has been relaid with some loss; Norfolk has lost the right hand margin; West Yorkshire has repair; North Wales has repair. Please enquire if you would like to see additional images.

$2940.08

A Tour in Scotland. MDCCLXIX
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A Tour in Scotland. MDCCLXIX

By Thomas Pennant

Chester: John Monk, 1771 A very good copy of the 1st edition in contemporary tree calf with later leather spine and title label. Contents complete with 18 full page plates and an in-text engraving. The boards have gilt ruling to edges. The binding is in very good clean condition with some wear and loss of leather to corners, including bumping to the top front corner. Endpapers are light marbled and have professional tape to joints. Contents: initial blank; title, dedication, plate list and errata with engraving pp viii; text pp 1-220. appendix 221-298, itinerary 299-304, index pp 305-316 finis with 18 full page plates as called for. Contents are in very good clean condition with offsetting from plates to text and occasional light browning/spotting.

$200.46

Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa. In which are described the character and the condition of the Dutch colonists of the Cape of Good Hope [Vols I & II, 1st editions with 2nd edition plates]
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Travels into the Interior of Southern Africa. In which are described the character and the condition of the Dutch colonists of the Cape of Good Hope [Vols I & II, 1st editions with 2nd edition plates]

By John Barrow

London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1801 An unusual complete set composed of the text from the 1st editions of 1801 and 1804, with title pages for the 2nd edition together with the 8 hand coloured plates after drawings by Samuel Daniell which only appear in the 2nd edition. The binding is contemporary, either suggesting that this was sold during the reworking of the text to form the 2nd edition, or that the owner bought the new 1806 title pages and the plates separately and had the book bound at that point. The collation of the 2 volumes is as follows: Vol I: blank; half title, hand-coloured frontispiece, title 1806, dedication, contents pp viii; text with index pp 419 with 5 colour plates and one in-text picture; 1 p publisher's list. Vol II: large folding scene with tissue guard; title 1806; dedication; contents and errata pp xi; text pp 1-452 with large folded linen-backed map, 8 further folding maps and 2 colour plates; the end. John Barrow accompanied Lord Macartney to the Cape as his Private Secretary when Macartney was appointed a Governor. His journeys form the basis for this work, with first-hand observation of the natural world as well as the military issues of the time. Samuel Daniell was known for his portrayal of African life - having accompanied African expeditions as an artist. The bindings are contemporary half calf with cloth boards. The spines have raised bands with gilt ruling and designs and gilt titles. Both are clean, but with wear to edges, corners and to spine joints. There is early splitting to the front joints on both volumes. Top page edges are gilt and endpapers are brightly marbled. The original page markers are present. Vol I has sporadic foxing - with some text sections spotty and others clear. The plates are in very good clean condition. Vol II has some toning, which varies through the work, and some browning around the maps. The linen-backed map has been put in upside down. 2 of the maps have slight hand-colouring.

$2004.60

A Description of the Shetland Islands, comprising and account of their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions. [with some additions]
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A Description of the Shetland Islands, comprising and account of their Geology, Scenery, Antiquities, and Superstitions. [with some additions]

By Samuel Hibbert, P A Munch

Edinburgh and London : Archibald Constable and Co.; Hurst, Robinson, and Co. , 1822 An unusual copy of the scarce 1st edition of Samuel Hibbert's comprehensive work on the Shetland Islands. It has been bound to order in a half leather binding with marbled boards, and includes 2 chapters in Norwegian from Det Norske Folks (1839) by P A Munch. The chapters are on Orkney and Shetland and include 2 maps. Also included are 2 charts by Captain Vetch of Fair Isle and Foula - the Fair Isle chart has become detached. The binding is splitting at the joints and has general wear. It has been given a plastic wrap which is holding the work together. Internally the original endpapers are present with a small ink signature to the front pastedown. The Hibbert work is bound first and is listed on the title label. It is complete with frontispiece, and 7 plates of which 2 are folding. There are numerous other illustrations in the text and as vignettes. There is a large folding geological map at the rear which is laid on linen. A map of Foula by Capt. Vetch has been added next to the text on Foula, and a map of Fair Isle is loose in the text. Sections of the work are very browned and or spotty which is clearly a paper quality problem as some sections are clean. The plates are browned. The map needs some repair to the paper overlay and there is a small repaired page tear to the top of p 399. A previous owner, clearly a linguist and scholar, has made a number of very neat scholarly annotations. The Hibbert is 616pp including index. There is a brown paper divider with hand written title and then chapters III and XIV from Det Norske Folks, which cover Orkney and the Shetland Isles with full page maps of both. The text is in Norwegian and is clean and sound. There is a further brown paper divider and hand-written text on the Natural History of Orkney. This mainly consists of some description and species lists. It does not look complete. A number of blank sheets are added at the end.

$467.74

History of the Orkney Islands. Including a view of the manners and customs of their ancient and modern inhabitants; their monuments of antiquity.....
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History of the Orkney Islands. Including a view of the manners and customs of their ancient and modern inhabitants; their monuments of antiquity.....

By George Barry, James Headrick

London : Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1808 A fair to good copy of the second revised edition of Dr Barry's comprehensive account of the Orkney Islands in contemporary full leather binding. With folding map and 11 full page plates. The binding has gilt-lined raised bands, decorative gilt compartments and title label to spine, with titles and gilt border to front board. It is clean, but with wear to corners (with leather loss), and the top and bottom of the spine. There is splitting at the front spine joint. The endpapers are marbled, with the armorial bookplate of F Monteith Ogilvie to the front pastedown, and the decorative bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian book collection to the fep. There are some loose newspaper cuttings relevant to Orkney at the front endpapers. large fold out map of the Orkney Islands; title with signatures to top; dedication, preface to 2nd edition and contents listing pp xvi; text pp 1-398 withh 11 plates; appendix pp 401-498; Index 499-513. The map has a small repaired tear where it is attached and has some browning at the folds. Contents are clean with occasional browning and/or spotting, particularly at the beginning and end of the work. The plate paper tends to have some spotting.

$414.28

L'Amerique Angloise, ou Description des Isles et Terres du Roi d'Angleterre, dans l'Amerique. Avec de nouvelles Cartes de chaque Isle & Terres.
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L'Amerique Angloise, ou Description des Isles et Terres du Roi d'Angleterre, dans l'Amerique. Avec de nouvelles Cartes de chaque Isle & Terres.

By Richard Blome

Amsterdam: Abraham Wolfgang, 1688 A fair copy of the first French edition of Richard Blome's guide to British interests in North America with 6 (of 7) folding maps. The 1st edition was in English and published a year previously. The maps for the French edition were redrawn close copies of those in the English edition, and 4 of the maps in this copy have Robert Morden's name on them. The guide is a nice pocket size and was popular, however, some of the mapping is a little strange - the map of New York is notable in that Manhattan is shown as a peninsula not an island. This copy is missing the map of the Mid-Atlantic States - "Nouvelle Carte de la Pensylvanie Maryland, Virginie et Nouvelle Iarsey". The book is in contemporary full leather which is very worn with cracked hinges and a delaminating spine. The boards are reasonably sound with some leather loss at corners and a small area on the front board. The endpapers are marbled. Contents: 2 blank; title; avertissement 2pp; Text 1-331 pp Fin; index table; 2 final blanks. The maps are: Carte de la Jamaique; Ile des Barbades; Les Barmudes; Nouvelle Carte de la Caroline; Nouvelle Angleterre et Nouvel York; and Partie de L'Amerique. Contents are generally clean with the odd spot or mark. There is a repaired fold tear to Nouvelle Angleterre and a small tear at the base of p95. There are some light ink marks on p 299.

$1603.68

Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c
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Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c

By Uno von Troil

London: W Richardson in the Strand; also J Robson in New Bond Street, and N Conant in Fleet Street, 1780 A fair copy of the 1st English edition of Uno von Troil's account of his visit to Iceland with Joseph Banks and Dr Solander in 1772. It was first published in Uppsala in 1777 and the English version is taken from the German translation of 1779. Dr Von Troil studied divinity, oriental and northern languages and antiquities. He was introduced to Dr Banks when he was staying in England. The book is in the form of correspondence and contains a wealth of observation from the visit. It is bound in tree calf, which may be contemporary, and the spine has highly decorative gilt compartments and title label. The spine is splitting at the hinges and is held by the ties and by reinforcement at the front endpaper joint. There is scuffing and wear, particularly to corners. There is a pencil signature to the fep. Contents: title; contents; introduction; catalogue of writers on Iceland (xxvi); folding map; text pp 1-400 with frontispiece bound in at p 257 (next to the relevant text section). There is some browning to the side of the title and to the final leaf, and the map has a small repair at the attachment. Contents very clean with the occasional light mark.

$507.83

An Account of a Voyage to Spitzbergen; containing a full description of that country, of the zoology of the North, and of the Shetland Isles; with an account of the Whale Fishery.With an Appendix containing some important observations...
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An Account of a Voyage to Spitzbergen; containing a full description of that country, of the zoology of the North, and of the Shetland Isles; with an account of the Whale Fishery.With an Appendix containing some important observations...

By John Laing

London and Edinburgh: J Mawman and David Brown, 1815 A fair copy of this important work in newer quarter leather binding. John Laing was ship's surgeon on The Resolution, which sailed from Whitby via Lerwick in the Shetland Isles to the North Sea whale fisheries at Spitzbergen in 1806/7. The book is based on his notes at the time and general observations of his journey, and includes fascinating descriptions of the wildlife he saw. This copy is classed as 'fair' because the print is quite heavy and, in some sections, has offset to the preceding text page. The text is still readable. The binding is in near fine condition with gilt titles and blind tooled lines to spine, and marbled boards. There is slight fading to the spine and light wear. New endpapers and blanks. Contents: title; dedication; advert; journal pp 1-159; appendix pp 161-173 finis. There is some light spotting to the title and the occasional spot elsewhere. Paper is lightly toned, and, as stated above, there are sections of text offsetting.

$1069.12

A Late Voyage to St. Kilda, The Remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland, with A History of the Island, Natural, Moral, and Topographical. Wherein is an Account of their Customs, Religion, Fish, Fowl, &c. As also a Relation of a late Imposter there pretended to be sent by St John Baptist
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A Late Voyage to St. Kilda, The Remotest of all the Hebrides, or Western Isles of Scotland, with A History of the Island, Natural, Moral, and Topographical. Wherein is an Account of their Customs, Religion, Fish, Fowl, &c. As also a Relation of a late Imposter there pretended to be sent by St John Baptist

By Martin Martin

London: Printed for D Brown and T Goodwin, 1698 A good copy of the scarce 1st Edition of Martin Martin's account of his visit to St Kilda in 1697. Martin Martin lived on Skye and was a gaelic speaker. He decided to visit and study the western isles of Scotland to record both the land and its culture and natural history - eventually publishing his findings as 'A description of the Western Isles of Scotland'. This copy is in a newer quarter calf binding with blind tooled lines and gilt titles and date to spine, and marbled boards. It has some light scuffing and wear but is in very good condition. The endpapers are new and have the decorative bookplate of Paul M Stephens, Inchmartine, to the front pastedown. Contents: half title (with loss to bottom corner); title; dedication 2pp; preface 4pp; contents 4pp; folding map of St Kilda; text pp 1-133 with folding plate of birds; Account of one Roderick pp 135-158 finis - with printers list bound in between pp 156 and 157. The paper is fairly rough with some staining and a paper flaw at p147/8 not affecting the text. There is some pencil lining and scholarly annotation.

$1603.68

A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom....
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A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the years 1792 and 1793: containing a general view of the valuable productions and political importance of this flourishing kingdom....

By John Barrow

London: T Cadell and W Davies, 1806 A good copy of the 1st edition in contemporary full leather binding with 21 aquatint plates, including a fold out view of Rio de Janeiro and 2 fold out maps. John Barrow (1764-1848) accompanied Lord Macartney's embassy to China as comptroller of the household. He learnt the Chinese language. He later accompanied Lord Macartney as his private secretary on a mission to the Cape of Good Hope. This volume mainly covers his experience in China, but an annex gives an account of his journey in 1801 and 1802 to South Africa. This copy is in a full leather binding which has been rebacked at some point to provide a newer spine with title and author labels and a date in gilt at the bottom. The binding is in very good clean condition with some wear to corners and light scuffing. Contents: title page; dedication; preface; contents (i-xviii); directions for placing the plates 1p; text and index pp 1-447. There are 18 single page aquatint plates and 3 fold-out plates of which 2 are maps. Overall the text and plates are clean with light toning and the occasional spot. There is some marking in the top margin of pp169-176. The first fold out has repair at the fold. One map has repair at the fold. Both maps have offsetting which affects the maps themselves and surrounding text pages. It is for this reason that the book has been classed as 'good' rather than 'very good'. Please enquire if you would like to see more images.

$2806.44

The Costume of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings After Drawings from Nature by Miss Semple; with Descriptions in English and French
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The Costume of the Netherlands, Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings After Drawings from Nature by Miss Semple; with Descriptions in English and French

By Miss Semple

London: Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1817 A very good copy in later full morocco binding with 30 hand coloured plates and accompanying text by Miss Semple. Dated from the publisher's note at the base of each plate - there is no date on the title page. The text provides a commentary to the plates and gives a sense of her journey around the Netherlands and how the plates came to be drawn. The full red morocco binding is probably late 20th century and mimics the design of the original publisher's cloth binding with a leather and gilt title label to the front board. The endpapers were replaced at the same time and have a tape reinforcement at the joints, which looks contemporary with the rebinding. The binding is in very good clean condition with some bumping to the top corners. Contents: half title with small ink signature to top; decorative title page with hand coloured vignette; and alternating text pages and full page plates. The text is in English and French. The half title has lost its top corner tip and has some small ink marks at the bottom. Plates and text and generally very clean and in very good condition. There is toning to page edges and the occasional light mark. The final plate is beginning to detach from the binding at the top and has some light nibbling to the edges.

$1670.50

A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described...
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A Brief Description of Orkney, Zetland, Pightland-Firth & Caithness, Wherein, After a short Journal of the Author's Voyage thither, These Northern Places are first more Generally Described...

By John Brand

Edinburgh: George Mosman, 1701 A good to very good copy of the scarce 1st Edition of John Brand's account of Orkney and Shetland at the start of the eighteenth century. John Brand was a Minister and was appointed to join a delegation to the Northern Isles in 1700/01. As a Minister he had a particular interest in religious affairs, but the book contains rare accounts of the population, land use, occupation and social life. The book is in a later full calf 1800's binding with gilt lines, date and title label to spine. There is wear to the joints and to the top and bottom of the spine, but it is sound and clean. There is some corner wear. Internally there is the bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson, a noted Orcadian, to the front pastedown. Contents: later endpapers; title page with printer's device and 3 light ink signatures; dedication 6pp; preface to Reader 3pp; Contents 1p; text pp 1-159; Appendix 4pp; Finis. The paper is brown-toned but the contents are generally very clean. In rebinding, the binder has reduced the size of the gutter to accommodate the different stitching style required by a flat 1800's spine. There is loss to the corner tip at p 13; a small mark in the outer margin of pp 95/6; and a small repaired tear to the bottom of the last page of the Appendix. Small ink signature of verso of final leaf.

$1670.50

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