New York: Dutton, 1953. Illustrated endpapers. 239pp. 8vo, reddish cloth, d.w. (cloth is very lightly edgeworn; endpapers a bit foxed; pictorial wrapper wrapper has several tears, taped on rear, and also foxed). New York: E.P. Dutton, 1953. First American edition. A very good(+) copy in a good dust wrapper. Incredible true story of 3 Italian prisoners-of-war who broke out of the British camp at Nanyuki and made their escape by climbing over Mount Kenya.
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1871. Profusely illustrated throughout. xxiv, 17-591 pages plus ads, all printed on thin paper. Thick 8vo, original gilt and black-stamped spine and cover (lightly worn at tips). Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1871. First edition. A very good copy of this rather scarce book.
London: Strahan, 1801. of Barbreck; with the Singular Humours of his Tartar Guide Hassan Artaz; Comprising the Occurrences of Four Years and Five Days, in an Overland Journey to India. xii, 259 +4pp of ads. 12mo, original leather-backed glazed boards (well-worn and cracked but still a solid and charming binding; toning and light foxing throughout). London: Printed by A. Strahan for Longman & Rees, 1801. Fourth edition.
London: David Nutt, 1896. 4 volumes, translated by Thomas SHelton and an introduction by James Fitzmaurice-Kelly. Rubricated title, unopened, untrimmed. Tall 8vo, handsomely rebound in 1/2 white vellum with black spine labels. London: David Nutt, 1896. A fine set. One of only 18 copies printed on Japanese paper.
Paris: Furne, Bovin. Illustrated throughout in b/w by Lucien Metivet. 448pp. Thick 4to, original red cloth decorated with elaborate stamped pictorial design in gilt and colors. Beveled edges, a.e.g. Paris: Ancienne Librairie Furne, Boivin & Cie, (no date, circa 1880). Text in French. Acidic paper is age-browned as usual, otherwise a fine copy. From the series Voyages Excentriques.
London: Cochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. 2 volumes. Illustrated with many intricate black & white engravings. Short 8vo, 3/4 green levant, raised gilt-decorated spine, t.e.g. (leather slightly rubbed near spine). London: Chochrane and Pickersgill, 1831. A charming, very good(+) set. With a Biographical Sketch of De Foe, Written Expressly for this Edition, and Illustrations from Original Designs.
Chicago: Wilde, 1914. Color frontis., illustrated with black-and-white photographs and drawings by Frank T. Merrill. 301pp., 12mo, tan cloth with black-and-white photograph inlaid on front cover; covers lightly soiled and worn. Boston: W. A. Wilde Company, (1914). First edition. A lightly worn but still very good copy.
New York: New York Book Company, 1915. Illustrated with a few b/w plates and drawings in the text. 242 pages plus 4 pages of ads. Thick 8vo, original brown cloth with charming black and orange-stamped pictorial cover and spine (very minor wear at tips). New York: The New York Book Company, (1915). A near fine, bright copy of this unusual juvenile title.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977. 236 pages, 8vo, black cloth, dust wrapper (torn and price-clipped; inner hinge exposed on the title page). Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977. A very good(-) copy in a good dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page to theater critic John Simon: "...who kisses the fate of our blind dates, with much thought, admiringly, Jerzy, January 1978." Above the inscription, Kosinski made a small drawing and wrote a quote from E.M. Cioran: "Our pleasures like our pains...
Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1860. Together with Journeys to Jagga, Usambara, Ukambani, Shoa, Abessinia, and Khartum; and a Coasting Voyage from Mombaz to Cape Delgado... with an appendix and notes on language and geography by E.J. Ravenstein. Frontispiece folding map. 464pp., 12mo, original blind stamped pebbled brown cloth (cloth is rubbed at spine ends). Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1860. First American edition. Very good. A very nice copy of this important, early book on African exploration.
Dublin: James McGlashan, 1847. Illustrated with 21 b/w plates by Hablot K. Browne, all quite clean. 342 pages. 8vo, attractively bound by Fazakerley Sindep of Liverpool in older 3/4 polished blue calf; gilt-decorated spine with red label; marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Dublin: James McGlashan, 1847. First edition. Spine is lightly faded and rubbed at extremities; previous owner's bookplate, still a very good(+) copy of this rather scarce book. Published anonymously, this is an early book by Le Fanu, who...