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 …
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 …
BREWIN, Robert (editor)
London : Andrew Crombie, [1888?]. Square octavo (193 x 152 mm), publisher’s papered boards with striking pictorial chromolithographed onlay to front, front pastedown with Sunday School reward of merit label dated 1889, wood engraved frontispiece, title page,  Index to Volume XXII, 94 pp, with numerous wood engraved illustrations (some full-page), among them Tahitian, African, …
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. …
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.
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 …
[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.
ST. AULAIRE, Achille
Paris : Chez Aubert & Cie., n.d. [c 1840]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (marked, crudely stitch bound), 24 leaves of lithographed plates (occasional foxing), a couple of plates loose, generally worn. An imaginary voyage around the world, each exotic location illustrated with a detailed lithograph with accompanying text in French and English. Includes plates on Australian …
[Habana?] : Imprenta Nacional de Cuba, [between 1960 and 1980]. Oblong folio (280 x 350 mm), original pictorial wrappers (old vertical fold),  pp, all black-and-white cartoon illustrations; clean throughout. A children’s colouring book with anti-American political cartoons, published by the Cuban revolutionary government. “Las caricaturas que aparecen en este libro están tomadas de nuestra …
WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)
nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by  engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …
POLO, Marco (1254-1324); SANTAELLA, Rodrigo Fernández de (1444-1509)
Libro del famoso Marco Polo Veneciano de las cosas maravillosas que vido en las partes orientales: conviene saber en las Indias, Armenia, Arabia, Persia, y Tartaria. E del poderio del gran Can y otros reyes. Con otro tratado de micer Pogio Florentino y trata delas mesmas tierras y islas.
Logroño, Miguel de Eguia, 3rd June 1529. Folio, ff. ; 32, woodcut initials, the title leaf expertly remargined along the lower and fore-edges (prior to 1927), with a very small area of penwork to the edge of the decoration, brown staining to about half the folios, a couple of other very small marginal repairs, contemporary …