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Rare Travel Guides Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

If you are preparing to take a trip to a faraway land, be sure to browse the rare travel guides section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the antique rare travel guides are quite old and reflect the country in the time it was written, and other books in the rare travel guides section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are more modern with updated information. If you want to visit a strange place but not leave your house, just look through the featured rare and antique travel guides below.

Akisato Ritō's Miyako meisho zue (都 名所 圖會; An Illustrated Guide to the Capital) by RITO, Akizato

1786 KYOTO Travel Guide Scenic Picture Edo JAPAN Japanese Illustrated Woodblock An exceedingly rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints of scenic tourist areas in Edo during the mid to late Edo period bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "b...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


[Manuscript travel guide to Egypt].[France?, 1850s]. With 17 pages of text written with pen and ink in French and 4 pages of annotations in pencil. Unbound, pages later inexpertly sewn together. by [TOUSTAIN-RICHEBOURG, Henri de]

30 ll.Interesting French manuscript guide for travelling from Alexandria to Cairo, written by a Norman nobleman. The guide instructs the traveller to travel overnight from Alexandria to Atfeh (Al 'Atf) by way of a cangia (a type of passenger boat) over t...

From Antiquariaat FORUM BV


Hudson River and the Hudson River Railroad: with a complete map and wood cut views of the principal objects of interest upon the line by HUDSON RIVER RAILROAD

New York: Wm. C. Locke & Co, 1851. Wrappers chipped at edges, professionally rebacked, some unobtrusive offsetting on map. 8vo. 50 pages. Large folding map on three joined sheets (21 x 1788 cm; 8.25 x 61.75 inches). 11 woodblock illustrations in tex...

From Riverrun Books & Manuscripts


Voyage de découvertes, a l'Océan Pacifique du nord, et autour du monde, dans lequel la côte nord-ouest de l'Amérique a été soigneusement reconnue et exactement relevée ... by VANCOUVER, George

1800 1ed Vancouver Voyage to North Pacific Canada Alaska Illustrated French Rare first edition on the most important voyage of the North Pacific! In 1791, Royal Navy officer George Vancouver set out on an expedition to North America's Pacific Northwest,...

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Hutchings' Tourist's Guide to the Yo Semite Valley and the Big Tree Groves for the Spring and Summer of 1877

San Francisco: A. Roman & Co., [1877]. First Edition. Decorated publisher's green cloth with blind rules, title in gilt on front cover. Fine (faint pencil name of previous owner on front fly leaf). n. 12 mo. (6 1/2 X 4 3/4 inches) 102 pages, includes th...

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The Alta California Pacific Coast and Trans Continental Rail Road Guide by Fergusson, J. C. (Editor and Manager)

San Francisco: Fred MacCrellish & Co., 1871. First Edition. Original cloth. Good. Octavo (7 x 5 1/2 inches) [xii], 293 [3] pages, interleaved with printed advertisements on papers of different colors, engraved views from photographs, missing the folding...

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SWITZERLAND Illustrated n a Series of Views Taken Expressly for This Work By WH. Bartlett by Beattie, William

London: George Virtue, 1836. Quarto. In two volumes, engraved vignette titles and regular title pages, 188pp., 152pp.,folding map at rear of volume two, 106 black and white engravings with tissue guards, beautifully bound by Thompson with his ticket on f...

From Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB


A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany; Second Edition ( Three Volumes ) by Dibdin, Thomas Frognall

London: Robert Jennings & John Major, 1829. Printed by William Nicol, at the Shakespeare Press. Finely bound in late 19th century full polished calf, backs ornately tooled in gilt with red morocco title labels and black morocco volume labels with gi...

From Dale Steffey Books



Cambridge: Welch, Bigelow, & Co.: Published by Authority of the Legislature, 1870. First Trade Edition, Second Printing. Cloth. Good. Octavo (9 1/4 x 7 inches) 155 pages, illustrated with engraved cuts of scenery throughout the text, and eight full page...

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Russland [Russia]; Handbuch für Reisende by BAEDEKER, Karl

Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1897. Cloth. Near Fine+. Fourth Edition. lii, 458pp, with 14 maps, 18 plans, and 4 floor plans. An exceptional copy (preliminaries and subsequent page edges toned), with bright gilt lettering, one (of two) woven silk p...

From Fine Editions Ltd


Voyage En Grece Et En Turquie, Fait Par Ordre De Louis XVI, Et Avec L'Autorisation De La Cour Ottomane (1801) (FRENCH Dedicated) by Charles Sigisbert Sonnini

Paris, Buisson, 1801. Book Condition: Very Good + to Near Fine. 2 tome: 460 pp + 460 pp. Text in French language. With a signed letter from the author tipped in to volume I. Volume I and II only, forming the text volumes of this work. Lacking the third at...

From Historica Rare Books


Iusti Lipsii Admiranda, siue, De magnitudine romana libri quattuor by LIPSIUS, Justus

1598 RARE Lipsius Admiranda History of ROME Italy Travel Guide & Roman Glory Justus Lipsius was an important 16th-century Flemish philosopher whose work was written to restore a form of Stoicism that would be similar to Christian values. He also wrote an...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


The narrative of the Honourable John Byron : (Commodore in a late expedition round the world.) Containing an account of the great distresses suffered by himself and his companions on the coasts of Patagonia, ... With a description of St. Jago de Chili, ... Also a relation of the loss of the Wager man of war by BYRON, John

1792 Byron Narrative of VOYAGES Patagonia South America Shipwreck Wager Mutiny John Byron was an 18th-century British Royal Navy officer known for his world circumnavigation, his battles in the Revolutionary War, and his authorship of 'Narrative', a perso...

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