France & Netherlands
ANDERSON, Aeneas. A Journal of the Forces which sailed from the Downs, in April 1800. on a Secret Expedition under the Command of Lieut.-Gen. Pigot,
London : 1802First and only edition of this uncommon personal account of the operations against the French in the Mediterranean concluding with the Egyptian Expedition and the surrender at Alexandria, particularly prized for the account of Malta and views of the island after Anderson's own drawings; this copy in an extremely attractive and well-executed period-style... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 70550
AYROUARD, Jacques. Recueil de plusieurs Plans des Ports et Rades et de quelques Cartes particulières de la Mer Méditerranée,
[Paris or Marseille?] : 1732-46First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region.
Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes on rocks and reefs,... Learn More£18,000.00
Stock Code: 66701
BELGIAN ARMY. Handbook of the Belgian Army 1934.
1934First edition. Uncommon, print run of just 750 copies; IWM copy only on Library Hub; no copy of this issue on WorldCat, a single copy of the previous iteration, of 1926, at Brown, but the present is considerably more substantial, by some 80 pages. Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 67734
BLANCHARD, Sidney Laman. The Ganges and the Seine:
London : 1862First edition, an attractive copy of this scarce collection of travel writings, some first published in Dickens's Household Words or All the Year Round, most appearing for the first time, five copies only traced in British and Irish libraries. There are general pieces on Indian agriculture and infrastructure and British settlement, and others on the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 143441
BOUDOT-LAMOTTE, Emmanuel. Paris.
Paris : 1939A handsomely bound copy of the second edition of this photographic guide to Paris, published just before the Second World War. First published in 1937 with 164 photographs, this edition counts one more. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 144885
BUCKINGHAM, James Silk. France, Piedmont, Italy, Lombardy, the Tyrol and Bavaria.
London : 1848First edition of the second part of Buckingham's typically informative travelogue based on his extensive European tour 1846-8, the greater part of which is inevitably taken up with his time in Italy. Well preserved in the attractive publisher's cloth, engraved Fasque bookplates of the Gladstone family to both pastedowns: Fasque was "the Scottish house... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 140771
CARR, Sir John. The Stranger in France.
London : 1807First octavo edition, the second overall, of Carr's first book, originally published in 1803. Carr (1772-1832) gave up a legal career for health reasons and decided to tour the continent. His travel accounts were highly popular in their day and sold well, though their light style and even their profitability were the object of mockery by Edward Dubois... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 120974
DUCAREL, Andrew Coltée Anglo-Norman Antiquities considered, in a Tour through Part of Normandy.
London : 1767First edition and only edition of this "pioneer study of comparative mediaeval architecture" (ODNB), which importantly drew attention to the Bayeux Tapestry, containing one of the earliest detailed accounts of it, illustrated with seven finely engraved plates, one of them folding. A handsome copy with a fine noble provenance.
Born in Paris of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 141932
DURKHEIM, Émile. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.
Paris : 1912First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A mon collegue D. Parodi, Bien cordialement, E. Durkheim". Dominique Parodi (1870-1955) was among Durkheim's collaborators on their journal Année sociologique, subsequently the General Inspector of Public Instruction in France from 1919 to 1934, where he presided... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 140596
HERRIOT, Edouard. Eastward from Paris.
London : 1934First edition, first impression of the book in which the thrice-elected Premier recounts his visit to Soviet Russia in the summer of 1933. Herriot largely avoids political issues in his narrative, and instead presents himself as an enquiring traveller. The book was first published in Paris earlier the same year under the title Orient. From the publisher's... Learn More£65.00
Stock Code: 101479
MARSHALL, Joseph. Travels Through Holland, Flanders, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lapland, Russia, the Ukraine, and Poland,
London : 1772Excellently provenanced first edition of this substantial work purporting to represent the author's detailed itinerary of a 7,000 mile trip across Europe. Part of an contemporary "genre" of carefully researched and plausibly plagiarised travelogues.
Initially the work was well received, The Critical Review declaring that "We have met with much... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139634
PARIS. Panorama of Paris and its Environs,
London : 1816First and only edition thus, and first edition in of this profusely illustrated, well-travelled, and rather uncommon early nineteenth-century pocket-size guide to Paris and its buildings, including Notre Dame, the Pantheon, the Observatory, and many others.
WorldCat lists several similar works published in French in the previous decade, but... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 143124
RÖDER VON BOMSDORFF, Otto Wilhelm Karl von. Umrisse einer Reise nach London, Amsterdam und Paris im Jahr 1817.
Magdeburg : 1821First edition of von Bomsdorff's travel memoir (published pseudonymously as "Archibald"), narrating his visit to London, Amsterdam and Paris a couple of years after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, in which von Bomsdorff had served in the Saxon cavalry. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 137704
SKINNER, Robert T. In the Cévennes Without a Donkey.
Edinburgh : 1926First and limited edition, one of 100 copies printed for private circulation; presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Mr John Russell from Robt. T. Skinner, 22nd September, 1926". Skinner (1867-1946), an Aberdonian, taught mathematics at George Watson's, Edinburgh, and Donaldson's, Linlithgow. His book details two... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 141458
WESTON, Stephen. The Praise of Paris:
London : 1803First edition. Weston (1747-1830) was an antiquarian and classical scholar who wrote some fifty books, including various editions of Persian poetry, commentaries on Shakespeare, and several studies of classical architecture; notably he produced the first English translation of the Rosetta Stone, presented verbally at a Society of Antiquaries meeting... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 111913
WHARTON, Edith. French Ways and Their Meaning.
London : 1919First edition, first impression, UK issue. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For my dear Matilda, with my love, Edith". Matilda Gay was a fellow American expatriate in France and one of Wharton's closest friends. Gay described Wharton as an "intelligent, brilliant woman". She was "immensely sympathetic to her during... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 84629