DU CHAILLU, Paul B. The Land of the Midnight Sun.
New York : 1882First US edition of the book noted for coining the titular phrase. Following a series of celebrated expeditions to Gabon, in which he provided the first external account of gorillas and of the so-called "pygmy" peoples, French-American explorer Du Chaillu (1835-1903) travelled extensively across Scandinavia between 1871 and 1878. His account pays special... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 114848
EICHHORN, Christopher. Bilder fran Gamla Stockholm valda och beskrifna.
Stockholm : 1889First edition, first series (all published), of this interesting and attractive collection of scenes and views of "Old Stockholm", reproducing prints from the late 17th to mid-19th centuries, gathered by the writer, collector and librarian, Christopher Eichhorn (1837-1889), and including work by Johan Fredrik Martin, Hjalmar Mörner, and Ferdinand Tollin;... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 146316
GEORGI, Johannes. Mid-Ice: The Story of the Wegener Expedition to Greenland.
London : 1934First edition, first impression. Georgi (1888-1972) was a German meteorologist, glaciologist and polar explorer. He accompanied the 1929-30 expedition to Greenland headed by fellow German meteorologist Alfred Lothar Wegener where he carried out the first extensive meteorological measurements on the Greenland ice sheet and was the first European to observe... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 134590
HAHN-HAHN, Ida. Travels in Sweden:
London : 1845First edition in English. Originally published in German as Ein Reiseversuch im Norden in 1843, Travels in Sweden is a series of letters Countess Ida von Hahn-Hahn (1805-1880) composed in 1842. The Eclectic Review of 1846 commented on this work that the countess was "independent of all the writers of the day, and has struck out a path for herself which... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 118092
JORDAN, Duke. Flight to Denmark.
Copenhagen and Tokyo : 1980Signed by Jordan in black marker pen on the front cover, "Thank you - Duke Jordan". The pianist, whose work is "enlivened by a delightfully crisp touch and unexpected turns of phrase" (Brian Priestley in Jazz: The Rough Guide) had been away from the studio for many years before returning and recording initially for the Danish SteepleChase label.
Here... Learn More£235.00
Stock Code: 144625
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
MARSHALL, Joseph. Travels.
London : 1772 & 1776First editions of the complete set of Joseph Marshall's Travels, with the fourth volume, originally unplanned, following four years after the initial publication. The work is based on the author's purported travels through the respective countries. The Monthly Review, a contemporary literary journal, strongly implied the work to be a fraudulent concoction,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124551
PORTER, Robert Ker. Travelling Sketches in Russia and Sweden, during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808.
London : 1813Second edition, first published 1809. An artistic prodigy, admitted to the Academy at the age of fifteen, Porter made his reputation as a painter of spectacular battle scenes and panoramas. In 1804 he was invited to Russia to join the tsar's court as historical painter, being employed in decorating Admiralty Hall, St Petersburg with vast historical... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 62698
THOMSEN, Christian Jürgensen. Leitfaden zur Nordischen Alterthumskunde,
Copenhagen : 1837First edition in German, first published in Danish in 1836. Thomsen's manual was immediately translated in recognition of its importance. The tripartite division suggested here was fundamental in winning acceptance for the idea of the antiquity of humanity, opening the way for the development of the discipline of prehistory.
Thomsen was the... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 42753
WILLIAMS, John. The Rise, Progress and Present State of the Northern Governments;
London : 1777First edition of a lengthy survey of the northern countries of Europe. The author acknowledges the assistance he received from various heads of state and dignitaries, not only through conversation, but from access to their libraries and public records.
"Williams, deriding Voltaire for describing a country he had never visited, seems to have been... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 132188