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  1. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:
    ACKERMANN, Rudolph (publ.): GERNING, Johann Isaac von. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine, from Mentz to Cologne:

    London : 1820

    First illustrated edition, with plates watermarked 1816-20. By 1820, Rudolph Ackermann (17641834) had established himself as one of the premium publishers of colour plate books in Britain, largely thanks to a number of works on English topography starting with The Microcosm of London in 1808. A Picturesque Tour Along the Rhine was the first title in... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 136164

  2. The Danube, its History, Scenery, and Topography,
    BEATTIE, William, & William Henry Bartlett. The Danube, its History, Scenery, and Topography,

    London : 1844

    First edition in book form, originally issued in 20 parts to subscribers from 1842-4. Barlett and Beattie collaborated on numerous lavish books depicting parts of Europe, with this being one of the most popular. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 128795

  3. A Report on Operation Plainfare (The Berlin Airlift), 25th June 1948 - 6th October 1949.
    BERLIN AIRLIFT - WILLIAMS, Thomas Melling, Air Marshal. A Report on Operation Plainfare (The Berlin Airlift), 25th June 1948 - 6th October 1949.

    Bielefeld, Germany : 1950

    First and only edition, classified RESTRICTED. This definitive report on the British effort in the Berlin Airlift, the first major crisis of the Cold War, was compiled under Air Marshal Williams as C-i-C British Air Forces of Occupation (Germany), who was awarded the DSM (US) for his services during the airlift. Until relatively recently this remarkable... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 135790

  4. Il Mar Baltico e sue Coste descritti e illustrati.
    BOSCHETTI, Ambrogio. Il Mar Baltico e sue Coste descritti e illustrati.

    Trieste : 1854

    First and only edition, attractive and uncommon, just seven copies on WorldCat, four of them in Italy and one apiece in the USA (Harvard), Germany (Bayerische Staatsbiblioothek), and Switzerland (Sistema Bibliotecario Ticinese); no copy in the UK. A timely and thorough description of the Baltic and the cities of its coast, published during the Crimean... Learn More
    £4,000.00

    Stock Code: 79397

  5. Gedenktage aus dem Jahre 1809. Eine Errinenrung. Den Damen Wiens gewidmet vom Ballkomittee der Stadt Wien.
    GEYLING, Remigius. Gedenktage aus dem Jahre 1809. Eine Errinenrung. Den Damen Wiens gewidmet vom Ballkomittee der Stadt Wien.

    Vienna : 1909

    Superb Vienna Secessionist-style souvenir for the 1909 City Ball, a celebration of the centenary of the Battle of Aspern-Essling, in which the Archduke Charles denied Napoleon's attempt to cross the Danube, in the process inflicting massive casualties, and delivering Napoleon's first personal defeat in over ten years. The elegant plates are by Remigius... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 113719

  6. Mineral Resources of Georgia and Caucasia.
    GHAMBASHIDZE, D. Mineral Resources of Georgia and Caucasia.

    1919

    First edition. Ghambashidze was a Georgian mining engineer who had been secretary of the Anglo-Russian Chamber of Commerce in London, and who, using his influential British connections, was instrumental in obtaining the recognition of an Independent Georgia at the Paris Peace Conference. He was a delegate of the short-lived Georgian Government (1918-21)... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 45396

  7. Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet,
    HUGHES, Robert Edgar. Two Summer Cruises with the Baltic Fleet,

    London : 1856

    Second edition, revised and expanded from the first of 1855, of the author's log book from his excursions to the Baltic. Reverend Robert Edgar Hughes, fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, began the first of his two voyages to the Baltic on 14th July 1854, at the apex of the Crimean War. Both the yacht and its crewmembers seemed inadequate for the... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139390

  8. The Tyrol; with a Glance at Bavaria.
    INGLIS, Henry D. The Tyrol; with a Glance at Bavaria.

    London : 1833

    First edition, decidedly uncommon thus, and this a very pretty copy. Born in Edinburgh, Inglis (17951835) was "educated for commercial life, but, finding it uncongenial, turned to travel writing" (ODNB). He travelled extensively in Europe, publishing on Scandinavia, France, Switzerland, Ireland, and Spain, his books meeting "with commercial and critical... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 141121

  9. A Translation of Walhalla's Inmates;
    LUDWIG I, King of Bavaria. A Translation of Walhalla's Inmates;

    Munich : 1845

    First edition in English of Walhalla's Genossen, which was first published in German in 1842, written to accompany the opening of the Walhalla memorial in the same year. Located near Regensburg, Bavaria, Walhalla was built to celebrate notable Germans and act as a symbol of nationalism at a time when there was increasing support for the unification... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 123684

  10. A Journey Through the Austrian Netherlands.
    MACKY, John. A Journey Through the Austrian Netherlands.

    London : 1725

    First edition. Macky, a post officer and spy, turned to travel writing in 1714 in an attempt to assuage his debts. His first work, A Journey through England in Familiar Letters, was published in 1714, and was followed by, A Journey through Scotland in 1723. A Journey through the Austrian Netherlands was "undertaken instead of a promised volume on Ireland"... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 119345

  11. Documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna.
    MEHMED EMIN ÂLI PAÇA; OTTOMAN RAILWAYS. Documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna.

    Turkey : 1874 - 86

    Fascinating group of documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna, dating to the time the agreements were revised (1872) to when he was seeking to extricate himself (1887):

    1. Covering letter to the annotated Actes 1874 document addressed to... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 141678

  12. The History of the Baltic Campaign of 1854.
    NAPIER, Sir Charles, Vice-Admiral. The History of the Baltic Campaign of 1854.

    1857

    First edition. Napier's apologia for the Naval conduct of the Crimean War. Napier directed the blame at the Admiralty, whilst most looked to him blaming "...his capricious humour or want of nerve, which - there were people who said - had been destroyed by too liberal and too long continued potations of Scotch whisky; while others referred to his own... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 46874

  13. Memoranda of a Journey to Moscow in the Year 1856.
    THOMSON, Fanny Mary. Memoranda of a Journey to Moscow in the Year 1856.

    Liverpool : 1859

    First edition of this observant and entertaining travel account, originally published for private distribution. Decidedly uncommon, with three copies located institutionally in the UK, held at Oxford, Cambridge, and the National Library of Scotland, and a further two added internationally, held at the New York Public Library and at Yale. The National... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 138355

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