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Travels in Arabia; comprehending an account of those territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred - John Lewis Burckhardt

Robert Louis Stevenson - Essays of Travel artwork Essays of Travel
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book consists of various travelogues and essays that describe the travel journey.


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Essays of Travel - Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Heywood - A Journey to America in 1834 artwork A Journey to America in 1834
Robert Heywood
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A collection of the travel memoirs of the author to United states of America has been quoted in this book. The book also includes the various diary entries as per every day's travel of the author.


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A Journey to America in 1834 - Robert Heywood

Robert Heywood - A Journey in Russia in 1858 artwork A Journey in Russia in 1858
Robert Heywood
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1867
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Robert Heywood (1786-1868), was the son of John Heywood, a cotton quilt manufacturer. The firm of John Heywood and Son was founded in 1803. Robert is now best known as the writer of several travelogues, diaries and letters, including: A Journey to Italy in 1826, A Journey to America in 1834, A Journey to the Levant in 1845 and A Journey in Russia in 1858.


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A Journey in Russia in 1858 - Robert Heywood

Samuel Johnson - Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland artwork Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
Samuel Johnson
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1783
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is about an eighty-three-day journey through Scotland, in particular the islands of the Hebrides, in the late summer and autumn of 1773.


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Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland - Samuel Johnson

William Stevenson - A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 artwork A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18
William Stevenson
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 05 October 2004
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The earliest traces of navigation and commerce are necessarily involved in much obscurity, and are, besides, few and faint. It is impossible to assign to them any clear and definite chronology; and they are, with a few exceptions, utterly uncircumstantial. Nevertheless, in a work like this, they ought not to be passed over without some notice; but the notice we shall bestow upon them will not be that either of the chronologist or antiquarian, but of a more popular, appropriate, and useful description. The intercourse of one nation with another first took place in that part of the world to which a knowledge of the original habitation of mankind, and of the advantages for sea and land commerce which that habitation enjoyed, would naturally lead us to assign it.


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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 - William Stevenson

Annie Brassey - The Last Voyage artwork The Last Voyage
Annie Brassey
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1886
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A word had better perhaps be said, and said here, as to my share in its composition. It is now twelve years ago since my friend--then Mrs. Brassey--asked my advice and assistance in arranging the Diary she had kept during the eleven months' cruise of the 'Sunbeam'. This assistance I gladly gave, and she and I worked together, chiefly at reducing the mass of information gathered during the voyage. I often felt it hard to have to do away with interesting and amusing matter in order to reduce the book even to the size in which it appeared. It was a very pleasant and easy task, and I think the only difference of opinion which ever arose between us was as to the intrinsic merit of the manuscript. No one could have been more diffident than the writer of those charming pages; and it needed all the encouragement which both I and her friend and publisher, Mr. T. Norton Longman, could offer, to induce her to use many of the simple little details of her life, literally 'on the ocean wave'.


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The Last Voyage - Annie Brassey

Robert Louis Stevenson - Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes artwork Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes
Robert Louis Stevenson
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A classic of travel writing, this book recounts Stevenson's adventures on an extended walk through uplands and mountains in south-western France. Humorous on his own failings as a traveller, and on his travails with Modestine the self-willed donkey, it is also an exploration of peasant life in an area marked by the violence of the wars of religion. This version includes the fragment "A mountain town in France", originally intended as the opening chapter, but often omitted and published as a separate essay.


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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes - Robert Louis Stevenson

Jules Verne - The Pearl of Lima artwork The Pearl of Lima
Jules Verne
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 23 March 1905
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The author write about space, air and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised.


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The Pearl of Lima - Jules Verne

Charles Kingsley - At Last artwork At Last
Charles Kingsley
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 22 January 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

At last we, too, were crossing the Atlantic. At last the dream of forty years, please God, would be fulfilled, and I should see (and happily, not alone) the West Indies and the Spanish Main. From childhood I had studied their Natural History, their charts, their Romances, and alas! their Tragedies; and now, at last, I was about to compare books with facts, and judge for myself of the reported wonders of the Earthly Paradise. We could scarce believe the evidence of our own senses when they told us that we were surely on board a West Indian steamer, and could by no possibility get off it again, save into the ocean, or on the farther side of the ocean; and it was not till the morning of the second day, the 3d of December, that we began to be thoroughly aware that we were on the old route of Westward Ho, and far out in the high seas, while the Old World lay behind us like a dream.


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At Last - Charles Kingsley

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón - Viajes por España artwork Viajes por España
Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 18 July 1891
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

En 1883 manda imprimir por primera vez su obra Viajes por España, en pleno auge de la narrativa de viajes tan querida a los escritores románticos, Alarcón conjuga aquí las leyendas populares más tradicionales con una veracidad histórica absoluta. En su recorrido se detiene en el Monasterio de Yuste, en Salamanca, Madrid, Santander o Toledo, donde plazas y cementerios fielmente descritos son el marco en el que se desarrollan historias locales de aparecidos o de amantes rivales.


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Viajes por España - Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

Maturin Murray Ballou - Foot-prints of Travel artwork Foot-prints of Travel
Maturin Murray Ballou
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1894
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The kangaroos are found in various parts of Victoria, in their wild state. They are usually discovered in the thick woods, sitting upright in circles of a dozen or more, as grave as though engaged in holding a formal council. . . . -from Chapter VIntended for younger readers, this charming collection of notes from foreign travel by an American novelist winningly captures the romantic adventure of roaming the globe and embraces a youthful enthusiasm that armchair travelers of all ages continue to enjoy. Highlights of Ballou's grand tour, first published in 1889, include: San Francisco's Chinatown. Yokohama. the island of CeylonNew Zealand hot springs. tea gardens of India. Cairoa French flower market. the Arctic Circleand much more. Prehistoric monuments, exotic fruits, strange wildlife, cannibals, dancing girls, ancient tombs, and sacred pigeons-they're all here. American writer MATURIN MURRAY BALLOU (1820-1895) was a magazine editor and publisher of pulp dime novels, many of which he wrote himself under the pseudonym "Lieutenant Murray. " His books of travel include Due-West, or Round the World in Ten Months and Due-North, or Glimpses of Scandinavian and Russia.


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Foot-prints of Travel - Maturin Murray Ballou

Richard Francis Burton - Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah — Volume 1 artwork Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah — Volume 1
Richard Francis Burton
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1889
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book tells of how Burton made the Hajj, or pilgrimage to Mecca, in disguise. A thoroughly dangerous undertaking as any Non-Muslims entering the holy cities would likely have been killed if discovered. Burton tells his story with an eye for detail and a great sense of humour.


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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah — Volume 1 - Richard Francis Burton


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