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THE RARE ADVENTURES AND PAINFUL PEREGRINATIONS OF WILLIAM LITHGOW
Written by William Lithgow; Gilbert Phelps.
Stock no. 1320905
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 1974. Very good condition.
One of the world's great travel books, the first edition of which was published in 1632. Edited with an introduction by Phelps. Green cloth, gilt decorations. Endpapers are maps. B/w illustrations and maps. 200 pages. Spine slightly bumped, light mark to front cover. Original yellow slipcase is worn with some fading and small splits at edges.
Introduction by Geoffrey Moorhouse. Vivid blue decorative cloth. B/w photos by the author. The author's journey to Afghanistan, 1933-1934. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase in almost fine condition.
Grey pictorial boards with vivid titles in pink and orange. 183 pages. B/w plates. A fine copy. This copy would make a wonderful gift.
TRAVELS WITH ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (THREE VOLUMES)
Written by Robert Louis Stevenson. Illustrated by Nick Hardcastle.
Stock no. 1320809
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2004. Nearly fine condition.
Three volumes set: An Inland Voyage; In the South Seas; and Across the Plains. Green, blue, and red pictorial cloth boards respectively. B/w illustrations. Tiny blob of glue(?) to lower edge of inside front cover of first volume, otherwise books are fine. Publisher's burgundy slipcase is ever so slightly scuffed.
Burgundy cloth spine, blue marbled boards. B/w engravings. Top edge blue. Minimal rubbing to corners and to top front edge. Publisher's blue slipcase is slightly grubby to one panel.
By Train through Asia. Black cloth spine with yellow and red title, pictorial sides. Yellow map to endpapers. Colour photos. New introduction by the author. Minimal rubbing to corners. Contained in publisher's dark red slipcase.
Elaborately decorated blue cloth with gilt. Colour illustrations. Top edge blue. Selected and introduced by Williams. Second printing. A very nice copy contained in publisher's slipcase which has a few minor marks and scuffs, bump to one corner and small split.
With a new introduction by the author. The author's quest across Asia to Coleridge's Xanadu. Pictorial boards. Colour & b/w photos. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase with minor scuffing.
Yellow cloth spine with silver/grey title. Silver boards with yellow title and blue vignette. Introduced by William Dalrymple. Contained in fine yellow slipcase.
Joseph Conrad's expedition to the Congo free state, 1890. Edited and introduced by Stape, preface by Hochschild. Green pictorial cloth. B/w photos. 217 pages. Some light scuffing to publisher's black slipcase. Book itself is fine.
Grey pictorial cloth. 157 pages. B/w places. Spine lightly browned. Bumping to top front corner. Contained in publisher's red slipcase which is faded at edges and slightly worn at opening.
Introduction by Geoffrey Moorhouse. Vivid blue decorative cloth. B/w photos by the author. The author's journey to Afghanistan, 1933-1934. Light crease to lower corners of prelims. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase which is lightly scored.