antiquarian rare books: travel & exploration,

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Bronckhorst, Netherlands



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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.

recent additions:

Dostojewsky, F. M.

Schuld en boete

’s Gravenhage, A. Rössing 1885 first Dutch edition 3 volumes

8vo, original publisher’s cloth with printed boards, worn. Half title, title, [1] 244; Half title, title, [1], 218; half title, title, [1], 252 pages. Each volume bound with the "Oordeel over schuld en boete" leave with reviews. Extremely rare.

The first Dutch edition of this masterpiece in world literature “Преступление и наказание” (Prestuplenie i nakazanie) was published in Russian in 1866 and later translated by Petros Kuknos from the German (“Raskolnikow” 1882) into Dutch. In more recent  translations the title changed in “Misdaad en straf”. “Een Hollandsche nu verdwenen vertaling” (Romein, Kritiek, 1924). Waegemans/Willemsen 1991 nr. 746.

€ 450


Goodridge, Charles Medyett

Narrative of a voyage to the South Seas, and the shipwreck of the Princes of Wales Cutter, with an account of two years residence on an uninhabited island

Exeter, W.C. Featherstone 1841 fourth edition

8vo, publisher’s cloth rebacked preserving part of the spine, front hinge repaired. [14, subscribers list], 170 pages including opinions of the press etc. With errata slip, frontispiece and 2 other lithos. Rare.

Goodridge was member of a sealing expedition which in 1821 wrecked on one of the Crozet Islands in the Indian Ocean. According to the title page copies were sold by the author himself, apparently with success, because ten editions were published.

€ 150


(Polt, Johann Joseph)

Lotgevallen van den kaper kapitein William Gordon

Amsterdam, Johan Christoffel van Kesteren 1818 first Dutch edition

8vo, later full calf with new endpapers. iv, 136, [4 ads] pages with an engraved frontispiece. A bit smudgy. Very rare, only 2 other copies known.

Translation of “William Gordon, der Korsarenkapitaine: Eine romantische Geschichte des 18ten Jahrhunderts” published in 1801. A romantic novel of an English youngster in love, who becomes privateer to rescue his Spanish sweetheart, being kitnapped, and is situated mainly in Spain and South America.

€ 350