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Rare Travel Guides Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

If you are preparing to take a trip to a faraway land, be sure to browse the rare travel guides section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Many of the antique rare travel guides are quite old and reflect the country in the time it was written, and other books in the rare travel guides section of the Biblio Rare Book Room are more modern with updated information. If you want to visit a strange place but not leave your house, just look through the featured rare and antique travel guides below.

London and provincial new commercial directory, for 1823-4 by Pigot & Co

J. Pigot & Co. London. [1823]. Royal 8vo. 525pp. Folding engraved map of London. 9pp fine adverts at back, some folding. Later quarter calf, leather label, gilt lettering and rules, marbled boards. Small repair to chip at base of title page (see photo). B...

From Paul Haynes Rare Books


Akisato Ritō's Miyako meisho zue (都 名所 圖會; An Illustrated Guide to the Capital) by RITO, Akizato

1786 KYOTO Travel Guide Scenic Picture Edo JAPAN Japanese Illustrated Woodblock An exceedingly rare, 18th century set of woodblock prints of scenic tourist areas in Edo during the mid to late Edo period bound in the "fukurotoji (variously translated as "b...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books


Russland [Russia]; Handbuch für Reisende by BAEDEKER, Karl

Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1897. Cloth. Near Fine+. Fourth Edition. lii, 458pp, with 14 maps, 18 plans, and 4 floor plans. An exceptional copy (preliminaries and subsequent page edges toned), with bright gilt lettering, one (of two) woven silk p...

From Fine Editions Ltd


Sketch of the antiquities of the ancient city of Worcester, illustrated with fourteen copper-plates of perspective views of its public buildings, &c. [Bound with:] Memoirs of King Charles I and the Loyalists who suffered in his Cause. Chiefly extracted from Clarendon's History of the Rebellion. by Anonymous

London: London: printed for and sold by Greenland & Norris, Finsbury Square, 1805. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First editions, octavo. Sketch of Worcester: [2], 16pp, with full complement of 14 engraved plates, one folding. Memoirs of Charle...

From Lyppard Books


[Sinai] Palestine and Syria; Handbook for Travellers by BAEDEKER, Karl

Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1898. Cloth. Near Fine. Third Edition, revised and augmented (the Peninsula of Sinai is new to this edition). cxviii,472pp, profusely illustrated with 20 maps and 48 plans (many folding) and a panorama of Jerusalem. Pu...

From Fine Editions Ltd


THE TOURIST IN SPAIN AND MOROCCO Jennings' Landscape Annual 1838 by Roscoe, Thomas

London: Robert Jennings. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1838. First Edition. Hardcover. Gold-tooled green leather, old moisture mark on top edge of first two leaves, front corners very slightly rubbed, owner's name ; Illustrated by David Roberts . ...

From Gravelly Run Antiquarians


Egypt and the Sudan; Handbook for Travellers by BAEDEKER, Karl

Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914. Cloth. Fine. Seventh Remodelled Edition. cxc, 458pp, 22 maps, 85 plans, and 55 vignettes. An exceptional copy, with bright gilt lettering, 2 woven silk page-makers, and richly marbled edges; the red flexible clot...

From Fine Editions Ltd


A collection of Welsh tours; or, a display of the beauties of Wales. Selected principally from celebrated histories and popular tours. With occasional remarks. To which is added, a Tour of the river Wye. by Torbuck, John (attrib.)

London: London: Printed for G. Sael, No. 192, Strand; and sold by M. Poole and Son, Chester, 1798. Half leather. Very Good. Third edition, 12mo; xix,[1],456pp, with 7 aquatint plates as called for. In modern half leather over marbled boards in period ...

From Lyppard Books


Hand-Books for Travellers in Europe and the East: Being a Guide Through Great Britain and Ireland, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, Greece, Switzerland, Tyrol, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Spain and Portugal by Fetridge, W. Pembroke

New York: Fetridge & Co., 1887. In Good Condition. Volume one only. Twenty-Sixth Year. With 7 folding maps in front and rear pockets, with maps throughout the book. Folding maps: Ireland, France, Plan of Paris (street map), Map of Great Britain, M...

From Monroe Bridge Books, SNEAB Member


A Bibliographical Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany; Second Edition ( Three Volumes ) by Dibdin, Thomas Frognall

London: Robert Jennings & John Major, 1829. Printed by William Nicol, at the Shakespeare Press. Finely bound in late 19th century full polished calf, backs ornately tooled in gilt with red morocco title labels and black morocco volume labels with gi...

From Dale Steffey Books


VENICE Its History - Art - Industries and Modern Life by Yriarte, Charles; Translated from the French by F. J. Sitwell

Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates & Co., 1896. A later edition of this book, first published in the U/S. in 1880. Near Fine in original red cloth with lovely and ornate gilt stamping front cover and spine, top edge gilt, ribbon marker, color fold-out map ...

From Dale Steffey Books


A General History of Malvern, embellished with plates, intended to comprise all the advantages of a Guide, with the more important details of Chemical, Mineralogical and Statistical Information by Chambers, John

Worcester and London: Worcester: Printed for Wm. Walcott, High Street, and Messrs Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 39 Pater Noster Row, 1817. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First edition; large paper copy; 291pp. In contemporary half leath...

From Lyppard Books


Morrison's Strangers Guide and Etiquette, for Washington City and Its Vicinity. by Morrison, W. H. & O. H

Washington D. C.: W. H. & O. H. Morrison, 1862 Green blind stamped gilt boards, clean tight. Red foredges.(2) Foldout view of Washington City ----- excellent. Foldout U. S. Senate excellent, foldout U. S. House of Representatives, excellent. 62 pgs. s...

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