Browse our collection of rare books, antique books and first editions. Specialising in travel and discovery, including antiquarian books and works by explorers such as Columbus, Cook, Darwin, Drake, Krusenstern, La Perouse, Scott, and Vancouver.
Hollar’s first catalogue raisonné
[HOLLAR] VERTUE, George (ed.)., 1745.
Caught short? Never settle for bog-standard again!
Lavatory Humour, 1750.
“La Pomme Verte”
DIDEROT, Denis [and] D’ALEMBERT, Jean Le Rond, 1751.
The universal planisphere
DUNN, Samuel, 1759.
A triumph of Venetian rococo book design
ZATTA, Antonio [VISENTINI, Antonio], 1761.
Catalogue of Louis-Charles Desnos
DESNOS, [Louis-Charles], 1765.
The Romanov copy of the account of an expedition to the Levant
PLESHCHEYEV, Sergey Ivanovich, 1772.
Manuscript inventory for an important Spanish cartographical library
DE AGUIRRE, Domingo; and others, 1773.
D’Anville’s maps of China
D’ANVILLE, [Jean Baptiste Bourguignon], 1776.
One of the earliest European chronicles of the American War of Independence
KORN, Christoph Heinrich [attr.], 1777.
Index to Rouge’s Mitchell Map
LE ROUGE, George Louis, 1777.
Cook in Parts!
ANDERSON, George William pseud., 1785.
Unrecorded signal book for use by East India Company ships
EAST INDIA COMPANY, 1790.
Joseph Huddart’s Certificate of Admittance to Trinity House, the Lighthouse Authority
HUDDART, Joseph; Charles WILDBORE; and Hector ROSE, 1790.
Rare first edition of woodworker’s manual
BERGERON, [Louis-Eloy] [but Louis-Georges-Isaac SALIVET], 1792.
A guide to sailing to Jamaica
GAULD, George, 1795.
An innovative globe
COVENS, Cornelius, 1802.