Travel and Topography

Two Maps, one entitled "Aboriginal America" the other, "Portion of Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indians, and United States"

Author: 
[John Richard Jobbins] J.R. Jobbins, Draftsman & Lithographer Warwick Court, Holborn, London
Map, "Aboriginal America"
Map, "...Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indi
Publication details: 
[1838-1850 - see British Book Trade Index]
£2,000.00
Map, "Aboriginal America"
Map, "...Middle Florida Shewing the Seat of Hostilities between Seminole Indi

MAP ABORIGINAL AMERICA RED INDIANS NATIVE AMERICANS MIDDLE FLORIDA

[Book] Sailing Directions for the Coast of Brazil from Maranham to Rio Janeiro. Compiled from the Latest Surveys . . .With an Appendix to 1867.

Author: 
[Sailing; Brasil Coast] Anon.
Sailing Directions for the Coast of Brazil from Maranham to Rio Janeiro.
Publication details: 
London: James Imray & Son, Chart Publisher and Nautical Booksellers ... , 1870
£165.00
Sailing Directions for the Coast of Brazil from Maranham to Rio Janeiro.

MARITIME SAILING COAST BRASIL BRAZIL RIO DE JANEIRO

[Autograph Manuscript] A Little Romance of 'P.W.' ['P.W.' = Pearson's Weekly]

Author: 
William Le Queux, novelist
William Le Queux, novelist
Publication details: 
No date.
£750.00
William Le Queux, novelist

ARCTIC LAPLAND LAPPLAND LITERATURE SHORT STORY PERIODICAL

Signature (with another word) F.R. Wingate, Colonial Governor.

Author: 
Sir Francis Reginald Wingate, Bt. (1861-1953), Army officer & colonial governor
F.R. Wingate, Colonial Governor.
Publication details: 
No place or date surviving.
£23.00
F.R. Wingate, Colonial Governor.

Paper clipped from letter, c.8 x 2cm, tipped onto larger piece of paper, good condition.

Autograph Note Signed "S. Passarge" (German geographer) to [E. von Thumen - on envelope].

Author: 
Siegfried Passarge, geographer and geomorphologist known for his studies of southern Africa.
Autograph Note Signed "S. Passarge" (German geographer)
Publication details: 
Metz, 16 Jan. 1900.
£56.00
Autograph Note Signed "S. Passarge" (German geographer)

In German. One page, 12mo, good condition, pencilled biographical note in French at bottom. See Scan on my website for text: http://www.richardfordmanuscripts.co.uk/catalogue

[Pamphlet] Brasilia Guide. A Souvenir of Brasilia Publication, No.5 - Abril 1960.

Author: 
Editor: Carlos Rodriguez
[Pamphlet] Brasilia Guide.
Publication details: 
[1960]
£45.00
[Pamphlet] Brasilia Guide.

96pp, 21 x 11cm, illustrated paper covers, good condition

Proof engraving on India paper of ruined abbey, with signed inscription by Fisher to 'L Stocks'.

Author: 
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver
Publication details: 
London. Undated (c. 1837?).
£56.00
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver

The proof itself is in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, 22 x 14 cm. Dimensions of image roughly 10.5 x 7 cm. Mounted on the original foxed and aged paper, 43 x 29 cm, with wear to extremities, carrying Fisher's inscription in pencil: 'L Stocks Esqr with S Fisher's Comts'. Oval vignette, showing what appears to be a ruined Norman abbey, with stone staircase and high window, a skull, a sword, a helmet, a stork and a key in rushes on water in foreground. Possibly one of the enravings from Leitch Ritchie's 'Ireland, Picturesque and Romantic' (London: Longmans, 1837-8).

Proof engraving on India paper of 'Bantry Bay Cork' (from a drawing by Thomas Creswick), with signed inscription by Fisher to 'L Stocks'.

Author: 
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver [Thomas Creswick]
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver
Publication details: 
London. Undated (c. 1837).
£56.00
Samuel Fisher (c.1802-1855), British engraver

The proof itself is in good condition, on lightly-aged paper, 24 x 16 cm. Dimensions of image roughly 12 x 10 cm. Mounted on the original foxed and aged paper, 43 x 29 cm, with Fisher's inscription in pencil: 'Bantry Bay Cork. L Stocks Esqr with S Fisher's Comts'. Oval vignette, giving tasteful view from hill, with soldiers and women, down into the bay, with mountains behind. The engraving appeared in Leitch Ritchie's 'Ireland, Picturesque and Romantic' (London: Longmans, 1837-8).

Secretarial Letter, Signed by Cameron, to Dickson, complaining that the latter's charges for work on the Ordnance Survey are 'very high'; ALS, 'Robt. H. Forman" of the War Department to Dickson; copies of Dickson's replies to both men.

Author: 
Major-General John Cameron, Director-General of the Ordnance Survey, 1875-1878 [William Dickson, Clerk of the Peace of the County of Northumberland; Alnwick]
Major-General John Cameron, Director-General of the Ordnance Survey
Publication details: 
London and Alnwick. All from 1855. Cameron's letter on letterhead of the Ordnance Map Office, Southampton.
£150.00
Major-General John Cameron, Director-General of the Ordnance Survey

All four items with text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. The four items pinned together and placed in the stamped envelope of Cameron's letter, addressed to Dickson as 'Clerk of the Peace of the County of Northumberland | Newcastle upon Tyne'. Casting interesting light on the workings of the Ordnance Survey. Letter One: Cameron to Dickson ('for Lieut: Colonel James | Director, absent on duty'), 19 September 1855. 4to, 1 p.

Rules of the Mediterranean Club. [proof copy, with autograph emendations by Sir Stephen H. Gatty, Chief Justice of Gibraltar]

Author: 
[The Mediterranean Club, Gibraltar; Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905]
Rules of the Mediterranean Club. [proof copy]
Publication details: 
[Gibraltar, c.1900. Name of printer not given.]
£280.00
Rules of the Mediterranean Club. [proof copy]

12mo, 9 pp. Stapled. In original plain green wraps. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged paper, with rusted staple. Folded once, vertically. Wraps creased and discoloured. Divided into 29 rules and 9 bye-laws. The club is said, in Rule 1, to be 'open to Officers of the Army and Navy and Colonial Services, and Gentlemen residing at or visiting Gibraltar'. Emendations by Gatty in pencil, including, on the front wrap, 'Proof' and 'Rules as altered at the meeting carried!' A few minor emendations in text, and additional rule by Gatty, seven lines in length, on the back wrap.

[Printed] Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Malta Union Club 1893. Established 1826.'

Author: 
[Malta Union Club; Sir Stephen Herbert Gatty (1849-1922), Chief Justice of Gibraltar, 1895 to 1905]
 Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Malta Union Club
Publication details: 
[1893.] Printed at the "Malta Chronicle Office," 80 Strada Sta. Lucia.'
£150.00
 Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Malta Union Club

16mo, 20 pp. Stitched. In original blue printed wraps. Fair, on lightly-aged paper, with the pamphlet folded once. The Club's 25 rules are preceded by a list of the Committee of Management. Ownership inscription of L. Barnes-Lawrence at head of front wrap, but annotated and amended throughout in Gatty's hand. From the residue of Sir Stephen H. Gatty's papers. A scarce piece of Malta ephemera: no copies at the British Library or listed on COPAC (although the latter does carry a record for a 1903 edition).

'Storyteller' magazine, containing the article 'Arctic Hunter' by Edward Shackleton

Author: 
Edward Shackleton [Arctic hunting; polar exploration; Eskimos; G. K. Chesterton; Hermann Goering]
 Article 'Arctic Hunter' by Edward Shackleton
Publication details: 
Vol. I. No. 6: April 1937. London: The Amalgamated Press, Ltd.
£180.00
 Article 'Arctic Hunter' by Edward Shackleton

4to, 112 pp. Stapled. In original printed wraps. Fair, on aged and lightly-discoloured paper. In creased, worn and discoloured wraps. 'Arctic Hunter' by Shackleton covers pp. 33-38. With four photographs (three captions: 'A Herd of Musk-Oxen', 'An Arctic Switch-Back' and 'Eskimos in their Hunting Kayaks'). Shackleton's article reads as an original not an extract. Begins 'THE Arctic is thought by many to be a dead and sunless world, largely devoid of life.

Manuscript journal of a South African lady, 1948, returning after many years in England, including an account of her memories 'of the Cape as a girl'.

Author: 
[South African journal of a returning middle-class lady, 1948]
Manuscript journal of a South African lady, 1948
Publication details: 
Dated 'Bellaire Private Hotel | Fish Hoek | Cape Province | Jan. 18th. / 48.' [18 January 1948]
£380.00
Manuscript journal of a South African lady, 1948

4to, 166 pp. In ruled 'University Exercise Book'. Text clear and complete. On lightly aged paper, tight, in shaky binding with worn boards. The identity of the diarist is unclear. Her husband is named 'Berten', and their are references to 'Minie' (daughter?) and 'Kate' (South African sister-in-law?). A loosely air mail letter may provide a clue to the identity of the diary's author. Dated 30 April 1962, it is written by P. J. Duncan of Newlands to Miss Ruth Ince-Jones (diarist's daughter) of Geneva, Switzerland.

Manuscript Document Signed "Sydney", contents secretarial.

Author: 
Thomas Townsend, Viscount Sydney (1773-1800) [The Hon. William Patterson, Governor of St John Island (Prince Edward Island] 1769-1786
Thomas Townsend, Viscount Sydney, Governorship of St John's Island, Document
Publication details: 
Whitehall, 5 April 1787.
£950.00
Thomas Townsend, Viscount Sydney, Governorship of St John's Island, Document

Two pages (text), two blank (except for the naming of the parties and the date written on p.4) in bifolium, folio, fold marks, 2 closed tears of one inch on folds. "Duplicate" written in top left corner (Sydney's file copy presumably).He acknowledges Patterson's letter of the 5th November 1786 (he officially ceased to be Governor on the 4th) in which Patterson has "stated certain reasons which have induced you to delay the carrying into execution His Majesty's Commands . . . for delivering over the charge of the Island St.

Manuscript account of 'Revenue as calculated to end of Charter', including reference to St Helena.

Author: 
East India Company [St Helena; Charter of 1833]
Publication details: 
Dated at foot '1845'.
£150.00

On one side of a piece of laid watermarked paper, 14 x 8 cm. On aged and creased paper. The accounts are brief, and neatly written in an unidentified hand. At foot '1845'. Headed 'Revenue as calculated to end of Charter', and featuring a total of £17,936,217 against itemised charges of £18,763517, including those incurred 'in India', 'Esp: St Helena', 'Political Chges in England' and 'Cost of '. Beneath this a section headed 'Of ye above charges may be pble in Engd'.

Manuscript diaries for 1794, 1797 and 1798

Author: 
David Boley (or Bolay) [TRAVEL EXPENSES IN IRELAND pre-1800]
Publication details: 
(London) 1794, 1797, 1798
£200.00

The financial diaries of a Frenchman (rentier) living in England, possibly displaced by the French Revolution. Diaries in French, covers in poor condition, contents good. Comprising: The Kentish Companion: or, useful Memorandum and Accompt Book, 1773 [1794]; Kearsley's Gentleman and Tradesman's Pocket Ledger, 1797; and The Daily Journal; or, Gentleman's, Merchant's and Tradesman's Complete Annual Accompt Book. Address entered in first volume: Hereford Street, London. Contents: record of income and expenditure with information about investments.

Autograph Signature ('P. B. Du Chaillu').

Author: 
Paul Du Chaillu [Paul Belloni Du Chaillu] (1835-1903), French-American traveller and anthropologist
Publication details: 
Without date or place.
£28.00

In pencil, on strip of paper roughly 2.5 x 13 cm. Laid down on piece of card. On lightly-aged and creased paper, with small tear close to the right of the signature.

Autograph Manuscript laying out requisites for voyage (to Iceland?). Manuscript, in another hand, for Alpine voyage. Long itemised receipt in German by A. Petersen.

Author: 
Rev. Charles William Shepherd of Trotterscliffe, of Trinity College, Cambridge ornithologist and traveller; A. Petersen [Iceland; Switzerland; Alpine]
Publication details: 
[1860s?]
£400.00

Item One: 12mo, 4 pp. On aged and foxed paper with slight wear causing loss to a couple of words of text. On two folded 4to leaves, with two pages written by Shepherd in German on the reverse. The list is undated, and the intended location is not named, but the voyage is a major one. Divided into sections including 'Saddles &c', 'Guns & Rods', 'Books' (beginning with 'Shakespeare - Ingoldby - Golden Treasure'), 'Food &c. Fortnum & Mason' (including two gallons of brandy and two quarts of whiskey).

Autograph Letter Signed to "Mr Armstrong" [conceivably the industrialist]. With Autograph Note, initialled, also to Armstrong.

Author: 
Carl Peters [Karl Peters](1856-1918), German traveller in Africa
Publication details: 
Burlington, Eastbourne, 13 Sept. 1898 and no date [1890s].
£750.00

[1898 letter], 2pp., 4to, closed tear on fold but mainly good, text complete and clear. "Here the answer to that vicious article in the Desdener Zeitung" [perhaps he had enclosed a letter or article - no longer present]. He asks for a careful copy and that Armstrong sign it and send it to the newspaper. "They must publish it on the strength of p.11 of our press law" subject to legal penalty. It will make a betetr impression if you sign it as I have spoken in it of my own risks(subscription of £2000 etc.etc)".

Itemised financial accounts, in Shepherd's hand and initialled by him ('C. Wm. S.'), for the expedition described by him in his book 'The North-West Peninsula of Iceland'.

Author: 
Rev. Charles William Shepherd, of Trinity College, Cambridge, and the Alpine Club [G. G. Fowler; H. M. Upcher; Iceland]
Publication details: 
Dated from 14 June to 7 July [1862].
£650.00

4to, 5 pp, on five loose and uniform leaves. Very good, on lightly aged paper. The first leaf is headed 'C. W. S. Acc' and is initialled at the foot 'Rt C. Wm. S.' The second is headed 'Sheet (2)', with the rest numbered 3 to 5. It is clear from sheets 2 to 5 that one leaf - what should have been 'Sheet (1)' - is lacking.

Indicaciones Sumarias para el Immigrante á Bolivia

Author: 
Luis S. Crespo, Sub-Director de Estadistica y Estudios Geográficos del Ministerio [Ministerio de Colonización y Agricultura, Sección de Immigración, Bolivia]
Publication details: 
[Ministerio de Colonización y Agricultura, Sección de Immigracion] La Paz: Taller Tipo - Litográfico - J. M. Gamarra. 1907.
£95.00

8vo, viii + 160 pp. Fold-out map at rear, and five maps (one of them fold-out) as five of the seven plates, with the other two plates photographic portraits of Doctor Ismael Montes and of Manuel V. Ballivián. In original printed wraps, with title on front. In poor condition, on brittle, aged high-acidity paper, with chipping and loss to margins, and the wraps discoloured and with loss at rear. Ownership inscription of Pedro Suarez of London.

Pro-Japanese manuscript on the Manchurian Crisis, entitled 'John Chinaman & <?> Jap at Grips. How the Trouble Arose. Brigandage versus Enterprise'.

Author: 
Captain Alfred Edmonds, special correspondent in the Far East to the Pall Mall Gazette [China; Japan; Manchuria]
Publication details: 
[1933.]
£165.00

12mo, 11 pp. Text clear and legible. On one side each of eleven leaves of lightly-aged paper, with slight creasing at foot of some leaves. The pages are numbered, and the article is incomplete, cutting off halfway through a sentence on p.11. An interesting and well-informed analysis, from an unashamedly pro-Japanese viewpoint.

Autograph Letter Signed "Wm Geo. Skyring" to John Ince of the Royal Navy, of Crooms Hill, Greenwich

Author: 
William George Skyring, Naval Officer and surveyor, Captain of HM Surveying VesselS Aetna
Publication details: 
H.M. Surveying Vessel Aetna, 9 Oct. 1833.
£250.00

One page, folio, some tears on fold marks, other minor defects, text clear and complete. "I beg you to let me know by return of Post [phrase underlined] whther you desire to join the Aetna - I heard from Captn. Beaufort this morning that you do - but you have acted with so much indecision that I scarcely know whether to apply or not until more fully assured - For your Mothers sake alone I am perfctly willing to wait an answer - and if you are prepared to join - send me - / Your name at length / Date of original Entry in the Service / Name of last Ship / Rating on her.

Autograph Letter Signed ('J Bowring') to unnamed recipient.

Author: 
Sir John Bowring (1792-1872), English polymath, 4th Governor of Hong Kong [Unitarianism; radicalism; William Roberts; Thiruvenkatam Vellala]
Publication details: 
10 March 1828; 4 Highbury Park.
£35.00

12mo, 1 p. Clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. In a bifolium, with thin strip of archival tape along edge of reverse of second leaf from previous mounting. He is enclosing 'W Roberts' letter & the answer' (neither present), and asks for a duplicate to be made of the latter item and 'sent forward'. Complains of 'a sad irregularity of Messrs Forbes & Co', asking if the matter has been set straight.

Ammunition Factory Institute. Dum Dum. Grocery Department. Price List. Established January 1907.

Author: 
Ammunition Factory Institute, Dum Dum, Calcutta
Publication details: 
Catholic Orphan Press. [Calcutta: Dum Dum Ammunition Factory Institute, 1907.]
£125.00

4to, 12 pp. Stapled pamphlet. In original green printed wraps. Text clear and complete. On aged, creased and spotted paper, with rusted staples. Giving the prices ('Rs. As. P') of items ranging from 'Asparagus French tin' to 'Zymale tooth paste'. The last page lists prices for cigars, cigarettes and tobacco. Ownership signature of 'Mr. Lewis' at head of front wrap.

Harvey's improved Weymouth Guide: containing A Description of Weymouth, Portland, Lulworth Castle, and every Place in the Neighbourhood, worthy the Observation of Strangers. Likewise [...] A New Map of Weymouth, [...] beautifully Engraved by Baker.

Author: 
Harvey's Weymouth Guide [Portland; Lulworth Castle; Melcomb Regis; travel guide; Baker; M. Virtue, printer, Dorchester; Dorset]
Publication details: 
[circa 1800] Printed by M. Virtue, Dorchester.
£225.00

The subtitle reads in full: 'A List of the Members of Parliament for the Boroughs of Weymouth and Melcomb Regis, from the earliest Period. A List of Lodging Houses; and A New Map of Weymouth, Including the late Additions and Improvements; beautifully engraved by Baker.' 8vo, [iv] + 91 pp. Errata on last page. The frontispiece 'Plan of Weymouth' folds out to roughly 38 x 26 cm, with the dimensions of the print roughly 26 x 22 cm. Engraved beneath the print: 'J. Ham Delin. Engraved by B. Baker for Harveys New Weymouth Guide'. Unbound and stitched, in original plain wraps.

Autograph Letter Signed ('Chas. A. Cookson') to Lane-Poole.

Author: 
Sir Charles Cookson, K.C.B., British Consul General in Alexandria [Stanley Lane-Poole (1854-1931), British orientalist and archaeologist,]
Publication details: 
8 June 1895; Alexandria (on his monogrammed letterhead).
£35.00

12mo, 2 pp. 11 lines. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper, with strip of stub from mount along one edge, and two small strips of paper bearing biographical information (he is described as 'Consul Gen Alexandria during riots & bombardment') laid down at head of reverse. He says he will not be 'leaving Alexandria before the middle of July'. He hopes to see Lane-Poole there on his 'way through'. Asks for a telegram giving notice.

Autograph Note Signed ('H Yule') to 'Mr Leckie'.

Author: 
Sir Henry Yule (1820-1889), Scottish army officer and orientalist
Publication details: 
18 April 1882; on letterhead of the India Office.
£25.00

12mo, 1 p. With mourning border. In fair condition, on aged paper with pinholes at the corners from mounting. The address Leckie wants 'is given here as "Oriental Bank." May it help you!'

Autograph Letter Signed to Stratford Canning.

Author: 
Joseph Wolff (1795-1862), known as 'the Eccentric Missionary' [Stratford Canning (1786-1880), 1st Viscount Stratford de Redcliffe]
Publication details: 
18 February 1858; Ile-Brewers [Isle Brewers], Taunton, Somerset.
£56.00

12mo, 1 p. On bifolium. Text clear and complete. Good, on lightly-aged paper. Stub from mount adhering to second leaf, which is docketed by Stratford Canning. In the letter Wolff thanks him for his 'very generous contribution', which has 'safely reached' him. He sends 'many respects to the Lady Stratford & Miss Canning'.

Autograph Letter Signed ('E Herbert') to Wyatt, on the subject of 'the lighting of the Wilton Chapel'.

Author: 
Edward Herbert (d.1870?) [Thomas Henry Wyatt (1807-1880); Wilton House]
Publication details: 
Cairo. Feby. 18. 1864.'
£45.00

12mo, 2 pp. With mourning border. 42 lines. Text clear and complete. On aged and worn paper, with slight chipping to extremities. Herbert has not yet received Wyatt's 'promised letter', but wants 'to say one word [...] about the lighting of the Wilton Chapel. The Gap must be brought to the centre of the Ceiling before the works are completed, as Mr. Olivier wishes to give Eveng. Lectures to the Servants on different occasions & I thought a Corona in the centre would light the whole [...] I can quite trust to yr. Taste to choose one.

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