An early woman traveler's account of Constantinople and the Middle East
[Craven, Baroness Elizabeth]
Voyage de Milady Craven a....
Paris: Durand, 1789. First Thus. The first French translation, released in Craven's adopted country in the same year as the English. Bound in contemporary mottled calf with gilt to spine... (Item #2163)
Evans' most substantial publication on the subject of his discoveries
The Palace of Minos at...
London: Macmillan, 1921-1935. First Edition. [with] Index to the Palace of Minos (Biblo and Tannen: New York, 1964). Four quarto volumes in six, and with the additional later printed index... (Item #2415)
Inscribed to his attorney "with apologies for the trouble it is going to bring him"
Lawrence, T. E.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom [Presentation...
London: [For the Author by Manning Pike and H.J. Hodgson, 1926]. First Edition. Extremely scarce privately printed edition, which was one of only 170 complete copies. Initialed for this reason... (Item #2128)
London: Richard Bentley, 1849. First edition. Bound in contemporary three-quarter red morocco over marbled boards, with marbled end papers and a marbled text block. Front hinge a little tender, but... (Item #1855)
A tale of exploration and adventure, pressing the limits of human endurance
Farthest North, Being the Record...
Westminster: Archibald Contable, 1897. First UK edition. The English edition of the official account of the Fram expedition precedes the first Norwegian edition of the same year. Octavo, two volumes... (Item #1931)
With lovely hand-colored plates, from the author's drawings
Porter, Robert Ker
Travelling Sketches in Russia and...
London: Printed for John Stockdale, Piccadilly, 1813. Second edition. A complete, if somewhat worn copy in contemporary tree calf, rebacked with the original spine laid down. Quarto (pages: 23 x.... (Item #823)
An account of Shackleton's famous first expedition
Shackleton, E. H.; Hugh Robert...
The Heart of the Antarctic;...
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1909. First American edition. Quarto, two volumes. First American Edition. Originally published as a limited edition in London the same year. Publisher's blue cloth, titles, designs... (Item #1932)
A very bright copy of the book with the scarce publisher’s prospectus
Twain, Mark (Samuel L. Clemens).
The Innocents Abroad, or the...
Hartford: The American Publishing Company, 1871, 1869. First editions. First edition, first issue with all first issue points called for by BAL 3316. Missing page numbers in the Table of... (Item #1739)
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1908. First Edition. First printing, in the rare dust jacket. Fine book, with exceptionally bright gilt and clean covers, inner rear hinge cracked, but holding... (Item #2171)