Mozambique adventure, travel books

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Travellers' Stories - Eliza Lee Cabot Follen

Richard Francis Burton - First Footsteps in East Africa artwork First Footsteps in East Africa
Richard Francis Burton
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 31 December 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Victorian-era nonfiction by the first European to return from Harar, a city in modern-day Etheopia. This describes East Africa.


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First Footsteps in East Africa - Richard Francis Burton

Ida Pfeiffer - A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy artwork A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy
Ida Pfeiffer
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1857
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author traveled first to the Holy Land. She knew it was dangerous to travel alone and she thought that she might never return from her trip so she wrote her will just in case. She saw the pyramids, the Sphinx, the tomb of Queen Hatshepsut, Jerusalem, and Cairo. The journey took a little over ten months. She kept a journal during the trip and each night and wrote in pencil about her adventure during the day. In 1846 her journal was published in Austria. It became one of the most popular travel books in Europe.


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A Visit to the Holy Land, Egypt, and Italy - Ida Pfeiffer

Richard Twiss - A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792 artwork A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792
Richard Twiss
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1820
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The following excursion was undertaken for several reasons: the first of which was, that though I had been many times in Paris before, yet I had not once been there since the Revolution, and I was desirous of seeing how far a residence of a few years in France might be practicable and agreeable; secondly, a Counter-Revolution, or, at least, some violent measures were expected, and I was willing to be there at the time, if possible; and lastly, I wanted to examine the gardens near Paris. I must here premise that I sent for a passport from the Secretary of State's office, which I knew could do no harm if it did no good, thinking I should have it for nothing, and obtained one signed by Lord Grenville, but at the same time a demand was made for two guineas and sixpence for the fees; now, as I have had passports from almost all the European nations, all and every one of which were gratis, I sent the pass back; it was however immediately returned to me, and I was told that',A passport is never issued from that office without that fee, even if the party asking for it changes his mind'. I paid the money, and that is all I shall say about the matter.


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A Trip to Paris in July and August 1792 - Richard Twiss

Miss Emma Roberts - Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay artwork Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay
Miss Emma Roberts
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1839
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

M'Naghten and her husband to India, in February 1828, taking her passage in the _Sir David Scott_, to Bengal. From Calcutta she proceeded with them to the Upper Provinces, where she spent the years 1829 and 1830, between the stations of Agra, Cawnpore, and Etawah. Her active and inquisitive mind was constantly employed in noting the new and extraordinary scenes around her, the physical aspect of the country, the peculiar traits of its population, and the manners of both natives and Anglo-Indians: the strong and faithful impressions they made never faded from a memory remarkably retentive.


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Notes of an Overland Journey Through France and Egypt to Bombay - Miss Emma Roberts

James Richardson - Travels in Morocco, Volume 1. artwork Travels in Morocco, Volume 1.
James Richardson
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Interview with the Governor of Mogador, on the Address of the Anti-Slavery Society. --Day and night side of the Mission Adventure. --Phillips' application to be allowed to stand with his "shoes on" before the Shereefian presence. --Case of the French Israelite, Darmon, who was killed by the Government. --Order of the Government against Europeans smoking in the streets. --Character of Haj Mousa, Governor of Mazagran. --Talmudical of a Sousee Jew. --False weights amongst the Mogador Merchants. --Rumours of war from the North, and levy of troops. --Bragadocio of the Governor. --Mr. Authoris's opinion on the state of of the Country. --Moorish opinions on English Abolition. -- European Slavery in Southern Morocco. --Spanish Captives and the London Ironmongers Company. --Sentiments of Barbary Jews on Slavery.


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Travels in Morocco, Volume 1. - James Richardson

Thomas Stevens - Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume 1 artwork Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume 1
From San Francisco to Teheran
Thomas Stevens
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 02 January 2015
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Seller: Public Domain

The beauties of nature are scattered with a more lavish hand across the country lying between the summit of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the shores where the surf romps and rolls over the auriferous sands of the Pacific, in Golden Gate Park, than in a journey of the same length in any other part of the world. Such, at least, is the verdict of many whose fortune it has been to traverse that favored stretch of country. Nothing but the limited power of man’s eyes prevents him from standing on the top of the mountains and surveying, at a glance, the whole glorious panorama that stretches away for more than two hundred miles to the west, terminating in the gleaming waters of the Pacific Ocean. Could he do this, he would behold, for the first seventy-five or eighty miles, a vast, billowy sea of foot- hills, clothed with forests of sombre pine and bright, evergreen oaks; and, lower down, dense patches of white-blossomed chaparral, looking in the enchanted distance like irregular banks of snow. Then the world-renowned valley of the Sacramento River, with its level plains of dark, rich soil, its matchless fields of ripening grain, traversed here and there by streams that, emerging from the shadowy depths of the foot-hills, wind their way, like gleaming threads of silver, across the fertile plain and join the Sacramento, which receives them, one and all, in her matronly bosom and hurries with them øn to the sea.


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Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume 1 - Thomas Stevens

Marco Polo - The Travels of Marco Polo — Volume 2 artwork The Travels of Marco Polo — Volume 2
Marco Polo
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 08 January 1324
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Books of the Marvels of the World" or "Description of the World" (Divisament dou monde), also nicknamed "Il Milione" ("The Million") or "Oriente Poliano", but commonly called "The Travels of Marco Polo", is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Marco Polo, describing the travels of the latter through Asia, Persia, China, and Indonesia between 1271 and 1291. It's been a very famous and popular book since the 14th century, creating the image of Marco Polo as the icon of the bold traveller. Presenting Marco Polo as an important figure at the court of the Mongol leader Kublai Khan, the book was written in Old French by Rustichello da Pisa, a romance author of the time, who was reportedly working from accounts which he had heard from Marco Polo when they were imprisoned in Genoa, having been captured while on a ship.


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The Travels of Marco Polo — Volume 2 - Marco Polo

Frederick Marryat - Diary in America, Series Two artwork Diary in America, Series Two
Frederick Marryat
Genre: Canada
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is the second volume. Marryat begins by saying that native born citizens do not see their country in the same way that someone visiting is able to observe things.


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Diary in America, Series Two - Frederick Marryat

Samuel Sidney - Rides on Railways artwork Rides on Railways
Samuel Sidney
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is about travelling by rail. The following pages are an attempt to supply something amusing, instructive, and suggestive to travellers who, not caring particularly where they go, or how long they stay at any particular place, may wish to know something of the towns and districts through which they pass, on their way to Wales, the Lakes of Cumberland, or the Highlands of Scotland; or to those who, having a brief vacation, may wish to employ it among pleasant rural scenes, and in investigating the manufactures, the mines, and other sources of the commerce and influence of this small island and great country.


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Rides on Railways - Samuel Sidney

James Richardson - Travels in Morocco, Volume 2. artwork Travels in Morocco, Volume 2.
James Richardson
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 31 December 1850
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Notwithstanding the imbecile prejudices of the native Barbary Jews, such of them who adopt European habits, or who mix with European merchants, are tolerably good members of society, always endeavouring to restrain their own peculiarities. The European Jewesses settled in Mogador, are indeed the belles of society, and attend all the balls (such as they are). The Jewess sooner forgets religious differences than the Jew, and I was told by a Christian lady, it would be a dangerous matter for a Christian gentleman to make an offer of marriage to a Mogador Jewess, unless in downright earnest; as it would be sure to be accepted. Monsieur Delaport, Consul of France, was the first official person who brought prominently forward the native and other Jews into the European society of this place, and since then, these Jews have improved in their manners, and increased their respectability. The principal European Jews are from London, Gibraltar, and Marseilles. Many native Jews have attempted to wear European clothes; and a European hat, or coat, is now the rage among native Jewesses, who all aspire to get a husband wearing either. Such are elements of the progress of the Jewess population in this part of the world, and there is no doubt their position has been greatly ameliorated within the last half century, or since the time of Ali Bey, who thus describes their wretched condition in his days.


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Travels in Morocco, Volume 2. - James Richardson

Paul P. de La Gironière - Adventures in the Philippine Islands artwork Adventures in the Philippine Islands
Paul P. de La Gironière
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1861
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

It is a travel history book. On hearing a recital of some adventures which had occurred to me during my long voyages, many of my friends have frequently begged of me to publish a narrative of them, which might perhaps be interesting. M. Alexandre Dumas was publishing, under the title of 'The Thousand-and-One Phantoms', a romance, one of the principal personages of which, in a voyage to the Philippine Islands, must have known me when I was residing at Jala - Jala, in the colony that I founded there. It must be evident that the lively romancist has ranked me in the category of his Thousand-and-One Phantoms.


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Adventures in the Philippine Islands - Paul P. de La Gironière


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