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Hundreds of adventurous travel stories outside Europe,

by land and sea, ego documents, 

most in first published edition 

and in original or contemporary binding.

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In category travel & exploration

Ellis, Rev. William

Madagascar Revisited

London, John Murray 1867 first edition

“Describing the Events of a New Reign and the Revolution which Followed setting forth also the persecutions endured by the Christians, and their heroic sufferings, with notices of the present state and prospects of the people”

8vo, publisher’s cloth. xviii, (2), 502, 32 (ads) pages with a frontispiece, a folding plan of Antananarivo and 12 plates. Except for a slight discoloured mark on the spine a very decent copy. One of the scarcer Ellis titles.

Ellis tried three times to visit Madagascar unsuccessfully (“Three visits to Madagascar”). On his fourth attempt in 1861 Ellis was finally permitted entry. Ellis stayed until 1865, gradually laying the foundations for Christianity.

€ 170


In category travel & exploration

Hutchinson, T. J.

Narrative of the Niger, Tshadda & Binue Exploration

London, Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans 1855 first edition

“Including A Report On The Position And Prospects Of Trade Up Those Rivers, With Remarks On The Malaria And Fevers Of Western Africa”.

8vo, rebound in paper covered boards in stead of the simple publisher’s cloth of the "Traveller's Library" series of which it makes part of, new endpapers. xi, 267 pages with a folding map. Fine and scarce copy.

After a trip to West Africa in 1851, he was chief surgeon on the Niger expedition (1854–55) and his book preceded Baikie’s “Narrative of an Exploring Voyage up the Rivers Kwo'ra and Bi'nue”. It is an account of the position and prospects of trade up those rivers with remarks on malaria and fevers of Western Africa.

€ 430

In category travel & exploration

Livingstone, David / Monk, William (editor)

Dr Livingstone's Cambridge Lectures

Cambridge, Deighton, Bell and Co 1858 first edition

Small 8vo, contemporary half calf with marbled boards and edges. xciii, 181 pages with a frontispiece portrait and 2 maps, one by Arrowsmith. Covers with shelf wear, contents Fine. Scarce.

After the completion of “Missionary Travels in 1857, Livingstone spent six months speaking all over the British Isles. The publication of these Cambridge Lectures roused almost as much interest as his book, and out of his Cambridge visit came the Universities’ Mission to Central Africa in 1860.

€ 280