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  • Travels into Spainby Madame D'Aulnoy; R. Foulché-Delbosc

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    'Of all literary fakes this is surely the most impudent, ingenious, and successful. The Comtesse D'Aulnoy was never in Spain (but) she was a born traveller. Not without reason have the editors of The Broadway Travellers included her fiction in their library of fact. For, despite its falseness, it is intellectually the real thing.' Saturday Review... more...

  • Travels and Adventuresby Pero Tafur; Malcolm Letts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    'A document of unique interest it is a picture of Europe at a most critical moment of its history, when the Continent was overwhelmed by misery, disease and unrest. A cool observer, without prejudice or excitement Tafur noted the symptoms of decay.' Sunday Times. This edition, translated and edited by Malcolm Letts, was the first complete translation... more...

  • Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China, Volume Oneby Gabet; Huc; Paul Pelliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth... more...

  • Travels in Tartary Thibet and China, Volume Twoby Gabet; Huc; Paul Pelliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth century owes much of... more...

  • Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneoby Captain Basil Hall; H. G. Rawlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    First published in 1931. 'Hall is the ideal travel-writer. He never wearies his readers, but makes them love him.' Times Literary Supplement Basil Hall's Fragments of Voyages and Travels originally appeared in nine volumes. Miscellaneous in their topics, and arranged without any order the volumes re-issued here have been selected for their clarity... more...

  • The Travels of an Alchemistby Li Chih-Ch'ang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1931. Mainly focussing on cultural and geographical aspects, Travels of an Alchemist are unique in their importance as a source for early Mongol history, enabling us as they do to fix with certainty the otherwise obscure and much disputed dates of Chingiz Khan's movements during his Western campaign. The author, a Taoist doctor,... more...

  • The Diary of Henry Teongeby G. E Manwaring

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1927. 'This diary is history' The Observer This is the first complete published edition of Teonge's Diary. The edition of 1825, besides omitting several passages, contained many faulty transcriptions which have now been corrected for this edition. An intensely human document, enlivened with sketches of the people he met and places... more...

  • Jewish Travellersby Elkan Nathan Adler

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    First published in 1930. The wandering Jew is a very real character in the great drama of history. He has travelled as nomad and settler, as fugitive and conqueror, as exile and colonist and as merchant and scholar. Of necessity bilingual and therefore the master of many languages, the Jew was the ideal commercial traveller and interpreter. Based on... more...

  • An Account of Tibetby Filippo De Filippi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1932. As well as an extensive introduction, this edition contains notes to all four books, a bibliographical index, a general index and an index of Tibetan words. The introduction is particularly valuable in that it sets the importance of Desideri's mission in the general context of the Jesuit Missions to Tibet. In Desideri's account... more...

  • The Land Where Lemons Growby Helena Attlee

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Travellers have always been thrilled by the sight of citrus in Italy, where dark leaves and bright fruit seem to charge the landscape, making the trees symbols of a sun-soaked, poetic vision of the country. Citrus also holds a special place in the Italian imagination, and in The Land Where Lemons Grow , Helena Attlee sets out to explore its curious... more...