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Biblio has a large collection of rare and antique travel and exploration books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and anyone who loves to travel should definitely look through the featured books below. Many of the rare travel and exploration books are multi-volume tomes complete with amazing illustrations, and others are small books that have magnificent bindings. If you love to see the world, be sure to check out the rare travel and exploration books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.



Takhlis al Ibriz fi Talkhis Bariz OR al Rihla al Pariziyya (The Extraction of Gold or an Overview of Paris) by Rifa'a al Tahtawi

Rifa'a Rafi' al Tahtawi (1801-1873) was born in the village of Tahta, Sohag, the same year the French troops evacuated Egypt. He was an Azharite recommended by his teacher and mentor Hassan El-Attar to be the chaplain of a group of students Mohammed Ali w…

From Archive

$5,000.00


All Around the World, An Illustrated Record of Voyages, Travels and Adventures in All Parts of the Globe Volume IV by Ainsworth, W.F. (Editor)

New York: Selmar Hess This heavy volume was one of a series of books on geography, history, and travel published by Selmar Hess of New York. Although undated, my research of similar volumes in this series indicates that it was published between 1866 and …

From Grimalkin Books

$247.99


Flowing Road, The by Whitney, Caspar

Includes RARE dust jacket -- A very good first edition, first printing in a mylar-covered dust jacket. J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1912. Includes fifty-three of the author's photographs. Bright gilt along top edge. Nice bright gold lettering…

From Robert J. Martin

$125.00


VOYAGES AND TRAVELS or SCENES IN MANY LANDS, WITH 850 ILLUSTRATIONS ON WOOD AND STEEL of VIEWS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD; COMPRISING MOUNTAINS LAKES RIVERS PALACES CATHEDRALS CASTLES ABBEYS AND RUINS, TWO BOOK SET by LEO DE COLANGE, EDITOR

BOSTON: E.W. WALKER & CO., 1887 BEAUTIFUL LARGE, HEAVY BOOKS ABOUT VOYAGES AND TRAVELS AROUND THE WORLD. VERY NICELY MADE, 1/3 LEATHER WITH LEATHER ON SPINE AND CORNERS, GOLD PRINT FRONT AND SPINE. TIGHT AND CLEAN THROUGHOUT. RED PAGE EDGING, MARBLING IN…

From Antique Books Den

$245.50


THE WORST JOURNEY IN THE WORLD, ANTARCTIC 1910 - 1913 by Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Constable, London, 1922. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition, 2 volumes;Rare first edition of this Antarctic classic, which includes the 10 panoramic collotype plates that do not appear in later editions. Vol. …

From Polar Books

£1,350.00


Dans le sillage d'Ulysse by Bérard, Victor

Album Odysséen. Photographies de Fred. Boissonnas. 1ère édition. 8 pp. + 265 héliogravures + 1 folding map h.t. 26,4x22,5 cm. Librairie Armand Colin, Paris, 1933. --- (...) Les photographies qui sont reproduites dans ce volume sont l'oeuvre de Fréd…

From Pelargos Bookstore, MBS

€800.00


SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST with QUEST EXPEDITION REPORT (Report on the Geological Collections made during the voyage of the Quest on the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition to the South Atlantic & Weddell Sea in 1921-1922 ) by Wild, Frank & Smith, W. Campbell, (Editor)(Quest preface by C.Tate Regan)

Cassell and Co Ltd, London, 1923. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. SHACKLETON'S LAST VOYAGE: THE STORY OF THE QUEST From the Official Journal and Private Diary Kept By Dr. A.H.Macklin: 1st Edition; xvi, 372pp, 51 plate leaves inclu…

From Polar Books

£1,026.38


New Zealand Ferns. by Armstrong, C. C. [Mary Ann]

Dunedin, NZ, [late 1870s or 1880s]. Tall quarto (370 x 280mm). Original green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt and black. The contents comprise approximately 56 fern specimens mounted on the rectos of 16 card leaves with scientific names in manuscript,…

From Alembic Rare Books

£2,750.00


Peking studies by Catleen, Ellen

84 pp., hardcover, cloth covered boards with a photograph inserted, one coloured map and numerous photographic illustrations and black and white sketches by Schiff throughout the text. Binding is a bit loose.Outer cover has a few spots of staining.Corners…

From Radovan Skolnik

€1,200.00


Gulliver's Travels and Baron Munchausen by Lemuel Gulliver

Front cover and some pages separating from binding, however all still in tact. Corners are frayed. Beautifully embossed front cover, only slight fading of gold.…

From Warrenton Farmhouse

$120.00


Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa; With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People by Du Chaillu, Paul B

London: John Murray. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards moderately worn, foxing to . preliminary leaves, map is toned and worn at edges and has several tears.. 1861. First Edition. Hardcover. Subtitle continued: And of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodi…

From Old Saratoga Books

$200.00


Picturesque Palestine Sinai and Egypt by Colonel Sir Charles W. Wilson (Edited by)

London: J. S. Virtue & Co, 1881-1884. Hardcover. Cloth/Boards with Gilt lettering. Original, Very Good Condition. Complete 4 volume set. Numerous engravings on steel and wood - 42 steel engraved plates, based on original drawings by Harry Fenn and J.D. …

From PickfordsBooks

AU$1,955.00


JOHN L. STODDARD'S LECTURES, COMPLETE IN 15 VOLUMES by JOHN L. STODDARD

CHICAGO & BOSTON: GEO. L. SHUMAN & CO., 1925 BEAUTIFUL SET OF BOOKS. PREPARED FROM STODDARD'S LECTURES AROUND THE WORLD. GREAT DETAIL, PICTURES, INFORMATION AND INSIGHT. FORMER LIBRAYSET WITH NORTH VERSAILLES PUBLIC LIBRARY IMPRINT IN FRONT. …

From Antique Books Den

$220.50


SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. A Triumph. by LAWRENCE. T. E

Jonathan Cape. London. 1935. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 4to. Illustrated throughout with portraits, maps, plans and line drawings. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, raised bands, gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt decorative roll border on boards.…

From Paul Foster Books

£650.00


The Lands of the Orient by Mark Boatner Chapman

In remarkable shape considering its age. Owner's name in pencil inside front page. Tight binding. Minimal frays. Follows the Reverend M.B. Chapman on his ten month journey through Japan, China, the Tropics, India, Egypt, Palestine, and the Baltics, beginn…

From Warrenton Farmhouse

$200.00


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