Xavier, Francisco de (1506-1552), et al.
dalli Reuerendi padri della Compagnia di Giesv; Dove S’Intende Delli Paesi, delle genti, & costumi loro, & la grande conuersione di molti popoli, che hanno riceuuto il lume della santa sede, & religione Christiana; Tradotti nuouamente dalla lingua Spagnuola nella Italiana. (Parts 2-5 titled: Nuovi Avisi delle Indie [or dell’Indie] di Portogallo … … ). In Venetia …
Anghiera, Pietro Martire d’, 1457-1526; Oviedo y Valdés, Gonzalo Fernández de, 1478-1557; Eden, Richard; Willes, Richard
The history of trauayle in the West and East Indies and other countreys lying eyther way towardes the fruitfull and ryche Moluccaes : as Moscouia, Persia, Arabia, Syria, Aegypte, Ethiopia, Guinea, China in Cathayo, and Giapan : with a discourse of the Northwest passage.
Imprinted at London : By Richarde Iugge, 1577. Small quarto, later crushed red morocco, panels ruled in gilt with ornaments; spine in compartments ruled and lettered in gilt; edges with pale marbling; title page; ff [x], 466, , some misnumbering; two armorial bookplates to front pastedown, including that of art historian and politician Horatio (Horace) Walpole; …
Gonzalez de Mendoza, Juan, 1545-1618; Loyola, Martin Ignacio de, d. 1606; Parke, Robert
The historie of the great and mightie kingdome of China, and the situation thereof : togither with the great riches, huge citties, politike gouernement, and rare inuentions in the same. Translated out of Spanish by R. Parke.
London : Printed by I. Wolfe for Edward White, 1588. First English edition. Quarto, nineteenth century vellum over boards ruled in gilt (small stain to lower board), yapp edges; contrasting morocco title label with gilt lettering to spine; edges stained red; marbled endpapers with the bookplate of Arthur Dalrymple; pp [viii], 410; title page with early …
Paris : Chez Marcilly libraire, [c.1835]. Oblong duodecimo (112 x 132 mm), original printed papered boards, pp , viii, 136,  leaves of hand coloured engraved plates; occasional mild foxing, a very good copy. A beautifully illustrated work for children containing brief descriptions of various aspects of the history and culture of many places around the …
BLISMON, Ana-Gramme (pseud.) [BLOCQUEL, Simon-François, 1780-1863]
Beautés de l’histoire des voyages en Amérique et dans l’Océanie : ouvrage contenant le portrait, le caractère, la religion, les Mœurs, les coutumes et les usages des différens peuples de cette partie du monde.
Series title: Le jeune voyageur dans les cinq parties du monde. Paris : chez Delarue ; Lille, chez Castiaux, [1829?]. “Édition augmentée”. Duodecimo, later full calf with gilt lettered contrasting leather title labels to spine, original wrappers bound in (the lower wrapper with engraved illustration), pp 240,  leaves of plates including natives of New …
HADDON, Alfred C. (Cort) (1855-1940)
[TORRES STRAIT] Environment and cultural progress among primitive peoples. (Inscribed by Alfred Haddon).
The Herbertson Memorial Lecture delivered in London, October 26th, 1927. Newtown, U.K. : The Montgomeryshire Express Ltd. [for the author], [1927?]. Tall octavo (245 x 153 mm), original printed wrappers (toned, lower wrapper chipped at top edge), a presentation copy inscribed on the upper wrapper by the author, distinguished Cambridge anthropologist Alfred Cort Haddon, for Dr. …
ANSON, George (1696-1762) / WALTER, Richard
tiré des journaux & autres papiers de ce seigneur, & publié par Richard Walter … ; orné de cartes & de figures en taille douce ; traduit de l’anglois. A Amsterdam et à Leipzig : Chez Arkstée & Merkus, 1749. First French translation. Quarto, full contemporary tree calf, spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and …
Prévost, Antoine François (Abbé) (1697-1763)
ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre, qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les nations connues … … Paris : Didot, 1746 – 1789. Twenty volumes, quarto (290 x 230 mm), uniformly bound in period full French speckled calf, ruled in gilt, …
[GOLD MINING] Photograph album compiled by a globetrotting mining engineer between 1900 and 1910, with his unique panoramic views of the King of the Hills mine in Western Australia, and topographical views in West Africa, Colombia, and the Caucasus, many of them documenting gold mining enterprises.
Late nineteenth century photograph album, oblong folio (280 x 370 mm), half calf over black crushed morocco ruled in gilt (heavily worn, front board detached), all edges gilt, containing a total of 150+ silver gelatin photographs (and one albumen print) mounted on thick leaves; over 50 of the photographs were taken with a special panoramic …
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH. BOARD OF FOREIGN MISSIONS (USA)
Cover title: A Christmas missionary exercise and album. New York : The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1894. Oblong octavo, original cloth backed printed stiff wrappers (lightly creased and marked), pp , illustrated with numerous half-tone photographic plates of various missions in China, Japan, Korea, Siam, Laos, India, Chile, …
Boston : Crosby and Nichols, 1864. Duodecimo, gilt-lettered green cloth (a little worn), lacking the front free endpaper, pp. 128, woodcut illustrations. Chapters on Malta, Albania, Iceland, Japan, Borneo, Esquimaux, Persia, Siam, Hindoostan, Russia, Turkey, Chili etc.
BRADLEY & RULOFSON
Albumen print photograph, cabinet card format, 167 x 110 mm (mount); recto of mount with printed caption Madame Carreño Sauret, verso with imprint of the renowned San Francisco studio of Bradley & Rulofson; the albumen print is in fine condition; recto of mount with a tiny amount of foxing, else very good. A superb studio portrait …
BONAR, Andrew R. (editor)
Incidents of missionary enterprise : illustrative of the progress of Christianity in heathen countries, and of the researches, sufferings and adventures of missionaries.
Edinburgh and London : Thomas Nelson, 1845. Third edition. Small octavo, original blind blocked morocco gilt (corners and edges of boards a little worn), all edges gilt, front free-endpaper with gift inscription dated 1848, front pastedown and endpaper with bookplates of later owners, first blank with recent ownership inscription, extra illustrated title page with lithographed …
Written in a tropical glow : books, prints, and manuscripts describing the biological exploration of the New World tropics
Dallas : DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, 2018. Quarto, bound in two contrasting green Japanese fabrics, folding frontispiece, pp. 166 plus 32 pages of colour plates, printed letterpress. Limited to 390 copies (40 copies in a deluxe binding were also issued). A magnificent illustrated monograph being the catalogue for an exhibition of rare travel books …
JOHNSTON, A. Keith
London : Edward Stanford, 15th March, 1864. Engraved map with original hand colouring, 1740 x 1580 mm, dissected into 80 panels and laid on four sections of linen, each with marbled wrappers and title labels (North-East etc.), fine condition. A monumental map of South America produced by Johnston for the firm of Stanford.
[Cover title :Mapa portatil de los ferrocarriles de la Republica Argentina]. Buenos Aires : Oficina Cartografica de Pablo Ludwig,1913. Lithographed map, printed in colour, 880 x 675 mm, splits to a few corners where folded, in paper wrappers with 48 pp index booklet attached. A fine map from the golden age of the Argentine Republic.