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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

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


In category travel & exploration

Borup, George

A tenderfoot with Peary

London, Eveleigh Nash 1911 first British edition

8vo, publisher’s cloth. xvi, (2), 317 pages with 46 b/w photographs and a folding map. Good used copy of the scarce London edition.

Account of Peary's North Pole Expedition 1908-9 by the youngest member, geologist and photographer, who was with one of the support parties during the first stage of the march and made a sledge journey with MacMillan along the northern coast of Greenland. Borup's was the first book to appear about the expedition by a participant. He was chosen to lead the 1913-1917 Crocker Land Expedition, but drowned before starting on April 28, 1912 in a boating accident in Long Island Sound. Arctic Bibliography 2022.

€ 120