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An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia, for ascertaining the degrees of latitude and longitude of the River Kovima; of the whole coast of the Tshutski; to East Cape; and of the islands of the Eastern Ocean, stretching to the American Coast
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An Account of a Geographical and Astronomical Expedition to the Northern Parts of Russia, for ascertaining the degrees of latitude and longitude of the River Kovima; of the whole coast of the Tshutski; to East Cape; and of the islands of the Eastern Ocean, stretching to the American Coast

by Martin Sauer

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1802
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London: T Cadell Jun. and W Davies, in the Strand, 1802 A very good copy of Martin Sauer's account of the Joseph Billings expedition to Northern Russia. Commodore Billings was commissioned by Catherine the Great to head the expedition, which took nine years, returning in 1794 with extensive data and mapping from the region, and enhanced knowledge of local populations.… Read more about this item
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History of the Outer Hebrides (Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, and Barra)
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History of the Outer Hebrides (Lewis, Harris, North and South Uist, Benbecula, and Barra)

by W C Mackenzie

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1974
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Edinburgh: James Thin, The Mercat Press, 1974 A near fine copy of the 1974 reprint from the 1903 edition published by Alexander Gardner. The binding is bright and clean with light pulling to spine ends and a couple of small spots on the front board. Top edges with a blue tint. Contents complete and very clean. Wrap with some browning… Read more about this item
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An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,...[bound with] A Voyage to the North Pole Vol II
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An Account of the Voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty for making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,...[bound with] A Voyage to the North Pole Vol II

by John Hawkesworth, Commodore John Constantine Phipps

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1775
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Dublin: James Williams , 1775 A fair copy of Vol II of the 2nd Dublin Edition, rebound in quarter cloth with marbled boards, with 2 single and 2 folding plates. There is a sad ink note on the verso of the initial blank to the effect that Vol I was lent to the original owner's friend Mr Robert Barber, but… Read more about this item
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Narrative of an Expedition into the Interior of Africa, by the River Niger, in the steam-vessels Quorra and Alburkah in 1832, 1833, and 1834. Vol II only
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Narrative of an Expedition into the Interior of Africa, by the River Niger, in the steam-vessels Quorra and Alburkah in 1832, 1833, and 1834. Vol II only

by Macgregor Laird and R A K Oldfield

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1837
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London: Richard Bentley, 1837 A fair copy of Vol II in the original publisher's boards with inscription at the fep dated August 11 1838. The writing is a bit difficult but it looks to be to John Beecroft (1790-1854) who became Acting Governor of Fernando Po in 1830. The inscription says 'John Beecroft a present from his friend McGregor Laird… Read more about this item
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Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c
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Letters on Iceland: containing observations on the Civil, Literary, Ecclesiastical, and Natural History, Antiquities, Volcanos, Basaltes, Hot Springs; Customs, Dress, Manners of the Inhabitants, &c. &c

by Uno von Troil

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1780
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Dublin: G Perrin for S Price, W and H Whitestone, J Potts, T Walker, C Jenkin et al, 1780 A fair copy of the 1st Dublin edition of Uno von Troil's account of his visit to Iceland with Joseph Banks and Dr Solander in 1772. It was first published in Uppsala in 1777 and the English version is taken from… Read more about this item
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Trqvels through the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy and France, With curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological, &c. Also a Catalogue of Plants, Found spontaneously growing in those Parts, and their Virtue. Vols I & II.
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Trqvels through the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy and France, With curious Observations, Natural, Topographical, Moral, Physiological, &c. Also a Catalogue of Plants, Found spontaneously growing in those Parts, and their Virtue. Vols I & II.

by John Ray

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1738
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London: Printed for J Walthoe, D Midwinter, A Bettesworth and C Hitch et al , 1738 A fair 2 volume set in new quarter cloth with marbled boards, with 3 plates, 2 folding. Vol II is part of the set but has a different title: A Collection of Curious Travels and Voyages. Containing Dr Leonhart Rauwolf's Journey into the Eastern… Read more about this item
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Venezuela: or, Sketches of Life in a South-American Republic; with a history of the Loan of 1864
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Venezuela: or, Sketches of Life in a South-American Republic; with a history of the Loan of 1864

by Edward B Eastwick

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1868
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London: Chapman and Hall, 1868 A fair copy of the 1st edition in newer quarter buckram binding with folding map at the rear. The binding is clean and sound. The boards are marbled - with what could be the original marbling - and have light wear to edges and corners. The spine has gilt titles and date. The endpapers and… Read more about this item
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A Description of the Feroe Islands, containing an account of their situation, climate, and productions; together with the manners, and customs of the inhabitants, their trade, &c
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A Description of the Feroe Islands, containing an account of their situation, climate, and productions; together with the manners, and customs of the inhabitants, their trade, &c

by G Landt

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1810
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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1810 A fair copy of the first English translation in the original publisher's paper and card binding with folding map and 2 plates. The binding, which was intended to be replaced by the new owner, is rubbed and worn and losing the paper surface to the boards. It is complete and currently sound. Internally… Read more about this item
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Journal of a Residence and Travels in Colombia, during the Years 1823 and 1824. Vol I and II
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Journal of a Residence and Travels in Colombia, during the Years 1823 and 1824. Vol I and II

by Capt. Charles Stuart Cochrane

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1825
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London: Henry Colburn, 1825 A fair 2 volume set in contemporary half calf binding with 2 hand coloured frontispieces and a large folding map. The bindings have gilt lines and title labels to spines and marbled boards. There is general rubbing to surfaces and edges with fraying and small loss of leather at spine ends and corners and some paper… Read more about this item
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Narrative of the Expedition to China, from the commencement of the war to its termination in 1842; with sketches of the manners and customs of that singular and hitherto almost unknown country. In two volumes
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Narrative of the Expedition to China, from the commencement of the war to its termination in 1842; with sketches of the manners and customs of that singular and hitherto almost unknown country. In two volumes

by Commander J Elliot Bingham

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1843
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London: Henry Colburn, Publisher, 1843 A very good copy of the 2nd edition (published a year after the first and considerably enlarged) in newer cloth bindings. With hand coloured frontispiece and 2 black and white plates to Vol I and black and white frontispiece and a map to Vol II. Commander Bingham entered the Navy in 1820 and led a… Read more about this item
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Studies in Galilee
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Studies in Galilee

by Ernest W Gurney Masterman

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1st Edition
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1909
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Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1909 A very good copy of the first edition in original dark blue cloth binding. The binding has gilt titles to spine and is very clean and sound, with slight pulling to spine ends and a little corner wear. Contents are complete and very clean.
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Three Years Travels from Moscow Over-Land to China: thro' Great Ustiga, Siriana, Permia, Sibiria, Daour, Great Tartary, &c. to Peking. Containing An exact and particular Description of the Extent and Limits of those Countries, and the Customs of the Barbarous Inhabitants; with reference to their Religion, Government, Marriages, daily Imployments, Habits, Habitations, Diet, Death, Funerals, &c. To which is annex'd and accurate Description of China
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London : W Freeman, F Walthoe, T Newborough, F Nicholson, and R Parker, 1706 A very good copy of the 1st English edition of this work, translated from the Dutch edition of 1704. In contemporary panelled calf binding which has been expertly rebacked with new spine with gilt lined raised bands and title label. Corners have been repaired. The binding… Read more about this item
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The World in Miniature; Africa, A description of the manners and customs of the Moors of the Zahara, and of the Negro Nations between the Rivers Senegal and Gambia. Vols I-IV
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The World in Miniature; Africa, A description of the manners and customs of the Moors of the Zahara, and of the Negro Nations between the Rivers Senegal and Gambia. Vols I-IV

by Frederic Shoberl (editor)

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London: R Ackermann A very good 4 volume set in contemporary half calf bindings with a coloured vignette title, 2 folding colour maps, and 44 colour plates of which 7 are folding. A scarce title in the World in Miniature series which ran to 43 volumes. This is the second in the series, undated, but published in 1821. The bindings… Read more about this item
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The World in Miniature; The Asiatic Islands and New Holland: being a description of the manners, customs, character, and state of society of the various tribes by which they are inhabited
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The World in Miniature; The Asiatic Islands and New Holland: being a description of the manners, customs, character, and state of society of the various tribes by which they are inhabited

by Frederic Shoberl [editor]

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London: R Ackermann A very good copy in 2 volumes in contemporary half morocco bindings with 26 hand coloured plates. Undated but 1824. The bindings have gilt compartments with titles and volume numbers in gilt and gilt designs in the top and bottom compartments. Boards are marbled. The bindings are bright and clean with some scuffing to surfaces, including spine… Read more about this item
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The World in Miniature; Spain and Portugal, containing a description of the character, manners, customs, dress, divrsions, and other peculiarities of the inhabitants of those countries.
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The World in Miniature; Spain and Portugal, containing a description of the character, manners, customs, dress, divrsions, and other peculiarities of the inhabitants of those countries.

by Frederic Shoberl [editor]

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1825
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LONDON: R Ackermann, 1825 A good to very good copy of the 1st edition in 2 volumes in contemporary half calf bindings complete with 27 hand coloured plates. Undated but 1825. The bindings are sound and clean. The spines have lost their title labels which were in a section at the top. The remainder of the spines have elaborate gilt… Read more about this item
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The World in Miniature; Illyria and Dalmatia; containing a description of the manners, customs, habits, dress, and other peculiarities Characteristic of their Inhabitants and those of the Adjacent Countries
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The World in Miniature; Illyria and Dalmatia; containing a description of the manners, customs, habits, dress, and other peculiarities Characteristic of their Inhabitants and those of the Adjacent Countries

by Frederic Shoberl [editor]

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London: R Ackermann A good copy in 2 volumes in contemporary full green calf binding with 32 hand coloured plates. Undated but 1821. The bindings have an oval red leather label at the top of the spine with 'The World in Miniature' in gilt. A gilt design then continues with volume numbers further down the spine. Vol I has lost… Read more about this item
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The World in Miniature; Turkey, A description of the manners, customs, dresses, and other peculiarities characteristic of the inhabitants of the Turkish Empire; to which is prefixed a sketch of the History of the Turks: translated from the French of A L Castellan. In Six Volumes.
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The World in Miniature; Turkey, A description of the manners, customs, dresses, and other peculiarities characteristic of the inhabitants of the Turkish Empire; to which is prefixed a sketch of the History of the Turks: translated from the French of A L Castellan. In Six Volumes.

by Frederic Shoberl (editor)

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London: R Ackermann A very good 6 volume set in contemporary half calf bindings with 73 hand coloured plates. A scarce title in the World in Miniature series which ran to 43 volumes. Undated, but published in 1821. The bindings are matching half calf with marbled boards. The spines have 5 small gilt-lined raised bands with title and volume labels… Read more about this item
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The World in Miniature; Tibet and India Beyond the Ganges; containing a description of the character, manners, customs, dress, religion, amusements, &c
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The World in Miniature; Tibet and India Beyond the Ganges; containing a description of the character, manners, customs, dress, religion, amusements, &c

by Frederic Shoberl [editor]

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London: R Ackermann A good to very good copy in contemporary half leather binding with hand coloured frontispiece and 11 further hand coloured plates. Undated but 1824 and part of the World in Miniature series. The binding has gilt-lined raised bands to spine and title and volume labels. Boards are marbled and page edges have matching marbling. The boards have… Read more about this item
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The History of Stirling, From the earliest to the present time. Compiled from the Latest and best authorities. With a Sketch of a Tour to Callender and the Trossachs &c &c
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The History of Stirling, From the earliest to the present time. Compiled from the Latest and best authorities. With a Sketch of a Tour to Callender and the Trossachs &c &c

by M Randall

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1817
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Stirling : Printed and sold by M Randall, 1817 A good copy in probably contemporary half leather binding. With folding frontispiece and further folding plate. The binding has gilt compartments and titles to spine. It is clean with wear to spine ends, edges and corners. Light wear to spine joints, which are sound. Boards are marbled with light scuffing.… Read more about this item
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A Concise Account of some Natural Curiosities, in the environs of Malham in Craven, Yorkshire
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A Concise Account of some Natural Curiosities, in the environs of Malham in Craven, Yorkshire

by Thomas Hurtley

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1786
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London: Printed at the Logographic Press, by J Walter and sold by J Robson and T Longman, 1786 A fair to good copy in contemporary tree calf binding. Classed as 'fair' largely because the binding is splitting at the spine joints, particularly the front joint and there is some damage to the top of the spine. The spine has gilt… Read more about this item
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