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Great African Travellers - William Henry Giles Kingston

Joseph Sturge - A Visit to the United States in 1841 artwork A Visit to the United States in 1841
Joseph Sturge
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1858
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The worldwide abolition of slavery is the objective underlying Joseph Sturge's account of his travels in the United States in 1841. This influential Quaker activist shared his experience with the campaigners he met in America, and wrote this book to communicate their concerns to other abolitionists around the world.


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A Visit to the United States in 1841 - Joseph Sturge

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

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

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

Lafcadio Hearn - Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan artwork Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan
First Series
Lafcadio Hearn
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1893
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan is a bewitching look into a world that few Westerners saw in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—a world that still endures in many ways in spite of the changes that have taken place during the modernization of Japan.


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Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan - Lafcadio Hearn

John Stevens Cabot Abbott - Columbus artwork Columbus
John Stevens Cabot Abbott
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1876
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Leest verrassend makkelijk weg voor een boek uit 1875. Abbott maakt zich af en toe schuldig aan het ophemelen van zijn onderwerp (onverschrokken, visionair, waardig etc etc) maar sluit ook zijn ogen niet voor de wreedheden van de Europese 'ontdekkers' tegenover de oorspronkelijke bewoners van de Caraïben. Velt uiteindelijk het wat obligate oordeel dat we Columbus 'in zijn tijdgeest' en in het licht van de toen heersende opvattingen moeten zien.


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Columbus - John Stevens Cabot Abbott

William Dampier - A Voyage to New Holland artwork A Voyage to New Holland
William Dampier
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1714
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is travel book. We anchored in Batavia Road, and I went ashore, visited the Dutch General, and desired the privilege of buying provisions that I wanted, which was granted me. In this road we lay till the 17th of October following, when, having fitted the ship, recruited myself with provisions, filled all my water, and the season of the year for returning towards Europe being come, I set sail from Batavia, and on the 19th of December made the Cape of Good Hope, whence departing January 11 we made the island of St. Helena on the 31st; and February the 21st the island of Ascension; near to which my ship, having sprung a leak which could not be stopped, foundered at sea; with much difficulty we got ashore where we lived on goats and turtle; and on the 26th of February found, to our great comfort, on the south-east side of a high mountain, about half a mile from its top, a spring of fresh water. I returned to England in the Canterbury East India ship.


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A Voyage to New Holland - William Dampier

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

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

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

Anthony Trollope - A Ride Across Palestine artwork A Ride Across Palestine
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Middle East
Publish Date: 06 December 1982
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This short travelogue by popular nineteenth-century English novelist Anthony Trollope is an account of his experiences in Palestine, including descriptions of Bethany, the Mount of Olives, and the Church of the Sepulchre. This work was originally published in The London Review in 1861.


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A Ride Across Palestine - Anthony Trollope

David Livingstone - Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa artwork Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
David Livingstone
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 30 April 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

When honored with a special meeting of welcome by the Royal Geographical Society a few days after my arrival in London in December last, Sir Roderick Murchison, the President, invited me to give the world a narrative of my travels; and at a similar meeting of the Directors of the London Missionary Society I publicly stated my intention of sending a book to the press, instead of making many of those public appearances which were urged upon me. The preparation of this narrative* has taken much longer time than, from my inexperience in authorship, I had anticipated.


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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa - David Livingstone

Isaac Israel Hayes - Cast Away in the Cold artwork Cast Away in the Cold
Isaac Israel Hayes
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Captain was known as a great talker, and was always, in former years, brimful of stories of adventure to tell to any one he met during his short visits to the village, --any one, indeed, who would listen to him; and, in truth, everybody was glad to listen, he talked so well. Many and many a summer evening he spent seated on an old bench in front of the village inn, reciting tales of shipwrecks, and stories of the sea and land, to the wondering people. Of late years, however, he was not disposed to talk so much, and was not so often seen at his favorite haunt. 'I'm getting too old', he would say, 'to tarry from home after nightfall'. He had now grown to be fifty-nine years old, although he really looked much more aged, for he bore about him the marks of much hardship and privation.


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Cast Away in the Cold - Isaac Israel Hayes

Hans Christian Andersen - Pictures of Sweden artwork Pictures of Sweden
Hans Christian Andersen
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 03 August 1875
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book about the delightful spring, the birds warble, but you do not understand their song? Well, hear it in a free translation.


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Pictures of Sweden - Hans Christian Andersen

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

George Henry Borrow - The Bible in Spain - Vol. 2 [of 2] artwork The Bible in Spain - Vol. 2 [of 2]
George Henry Borrow
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1880
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

I arrived at Padron late in the evening, on my return from Pontevedra and Vigo.  It was my intention at this place to send my servant and horses forward to Santiago, and to hire a guide to Cape Finisterre.  It would be difficult to assign any plausible reason for the ardent desire which I entertained to visit this place; but I remembered that last year I had escaped almost by a miracle from shipwreck and death on the rocky sides of this extreme point of the Old World, and I thought that to convey the Gospel to a place so wild and remote might perhaps be considered an acceptable pilgrimage in the eyes of my Maker.


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The Bible in Spain - Vol. 2 [of 2] - George Henry Borrow

Tyrone Power - Impressions of America artwork Impressions of America
Tyrone Power
Genre: United States
Publish Date: 31 December 1840
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book offers the author's perspectives on America, based on extensive theatrical tours taken during the years of 1833, 1834, and 1835 through New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the South. Especially rich are his descriptions of the theater audiences for whom he performed, describing the differences among the audiences of such cities as New York, Albany, Boston, Pittsburg, and New Orleans. Through these descriptions we can get a feeling for the customs and manners of the residents of these and the other cities.


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Impressions of America - Tyrone Power

William Henry Giles Kingston - A Voyage round the World artwork A Voyage round the World
William Henry Giles Kingston
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A classic travel adventure novel written by William Henry Giles Kingston. The author describes his voyage round the world in which he depicts how adventurous the travel voyage was to him and what all he explored during his voyage.


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A Voyage round the World - William Henry Giles Kingston

William Cornwallis Harris - The Highlands of Ethiopia artwork The Highlands of Ethiopia
William Cornwallis Harris
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The highlands of Ethiopia described, during eighteen months residence of a British embassy at the Christian court of Shoa.


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The Highlands of Ethiopia - William Cornwallis Harris

Otto von Kotzebue - A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1 artwork A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1
Otto von Kotzebue
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

These are the travel essays that describe the voyage round the world in the specified years thus quoting and covering all the places around world that were visited in the voyage across the world. To name a few, it includes, Brazil, Rio Janeiro, Radack Islands and many more.


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A New Voyage Round the World in the Years 1823, 24, 25, and 26. Vol. 1 - Otto von Kotzebue

Charles Hippolyte de Paravey - Mémoire sur l'origine Japonaise, Arabe et Basque de la civilisation des peuples du plateau de Bogota artwork Mémoire sur l'origine Japonaise, Arabe et Basque de la civilisation des peuples du plateau de Bogota
Charles Hippolyte de Paravey
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1870
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

État de la question sur les travaux de MM.  Siébold et de Paravey, relatifs à l'origine japonaise des Muyscas. —Réfutation de MM. Klaproth, Saint-Martin et Eyriès. —Traces de colonies sabéennes, phéniciennes, arabes et égyptiennes dans le Fo-Kien, chez les Japonais, les Basques et les Muyscas. —Analogies positives entre les noms de nombre, —les noms de jours, —de dignités civiles et sacrées, —les noms de lieux, —les formes du culte, et les termes astronomiques, chez ces divers peuples. —Tableau des mots japonais retrouvés dans le pays de Bogota, chez les Muyscas. —Quelques idées sur la manière dont l'Amérique a pu recevoir sa civilisation du centre de l'Asie et par l'ouest, et sur les variétés qu'offrent les races d'hommes que l'on y trouve.


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Mémoire sur l'origine Japonaise, Arabe et Basque de la civilisation des peuples du plateau de Bogota - Charles Hippolyte de Paravey

John Carr - The Stranger in France artwork The Stranger in France
John Carr
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1831
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Sir John Carr was an English barrister and travel writer. Accounts of his journeys around Europe were popular for their light style. In his book The Stranger in France, he narrates his travel accounts in France.


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The Stranger in France - John Carr

Isabella Lucy Bird - The Englishwoman in America artwork The Englishwoman in America
Isabella Lucy Bird
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1855
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Isabella Bird travels abroad in Canada and the United States in the 1850s. As an Englishwoman and a lone female, she travels as far as Chicago, Prince Edward Island, and Cincinatti. Her observations on the trials and tribulations of the journeys are astute, if formed by her place and time in history. Adventures with pickpockets, omnibuses, cholera, and rat invested hotels deter her not.


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The Englishwoman in America - Isabella Lucy Bird

Favell Lee Mortimer - Far Off artwork Far Off
Favell Lee Mortimer
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1848
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A good minister visited this place, accompanied by a train of servants, and camels, and asses. It is not easy to travel in Palestine, for wheels are never seen there, because the paths are too steep, and rough, and narrow for carriages. Bethlehem is on a steep hill, and a white road of chalk leads up to the gate. The traveller found the streets narrow, dark, and dirty. He lodged in a convent, kept by Spanish monks. He was shown into a large room with carpets and cushions on the floor. There he was to sleep. He was led up to the roof of the house to see the prospect. He looked, and beheld the fields below where the shepherds once watched their flocks by night: and far off he saw the rocky mountains where David once hid himself from Saul.


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Far Off - Favell Lee Mortimer

Anthony Trollope - North America — Volume 2 artwork North America — Volume 2
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

They now stand within the old chamber of the Representative House, and the pity is that, if elevated to such a position as that indicated, they can never be really seen. There are models of them all at West Point, and some of them I have seen at other places in marble. The Historical Society, at New York, has one or two of them. In and about the front of the Capitol there are other efforts of sculpture--imposing in their size, and assuming, if not affecting, much in the attitudes chosen.


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North America — Volume 2 - Anthony Trollope

Isabella Strange Trotter - First Impressions of the New World artwork First Impressions of the New World
Isabella Strange Trotter
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains travel memoirs of an English couple that quotes their travel journey and their encounter with the New World. It describes the first look of this New World as it seems to every new traveller to a new world.


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First Impressions of the New World - Isabella Strange Trotter

Anthony Trollope - North America — Volume 1 artwork North America — Volume 1
Anthony Trollope
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1881
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

I speak here of my opinion as to the ultimate success of secession and the folly of the war, repudiating any concurrence of my own in the ignoble but natural sentiment alluded to in the last paragraph. I certainly did think that the Northern States, if wise, would have let the Southern States go. I had blamed Buchanan as a traitor for allowing the germ of secession to make any growth; and as I thought him a traitor then, so do I think him a traitor now. But I had also blamed Lincoln, or rather the government of which Mr. Lincoln in this matter is no more than the exponent, for his efforts to avoid that which is inevitable.


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North America — Volume 1 - Anthony Trollope

William Dean Howells - Italian Journeys artwork Italian Journeys
William Dean Howells
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1866
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The book is Italian Journeys in the later part of his long and productive life he wrote well over a dozen novels thirty-one dramas a few volumes of verse several autobiographical works eleven books of travel W. D. Howells was considered one of America's foremost men of letters. Italian Journeys. written during the four years Howells spent as an American consul in Venice is more than a lively knowing and entertaining book of travel. It is also a shrewd and perceptive inspection of persons and places European. On every page it interrogates European values while between every line it grapples with problems of American identity.


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Italian Journeys - William Dean Howells

Bayard Taylor - Northern Travel artwork Northern Travel
Bayard Taylor
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 18 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This is a travel book about Summer and Winter Pictures of Sweden, Denmark and Lapland. By Bayard Taylor.


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Northern Travel - Bayard Taylor

William Griffith - Journals of Travels artwork Journals of Travels
William Griffith
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 24 January 1971
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The private journals of a young British botanist traveling across Central and South Asia in the early 1900s, rich with detail and lush illustrations of the region’s landscapes and flora.


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Journals of Travels - William Griffith

Robert Kerr - A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 10 artwork A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 10
Robert Kerr
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1812
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

He was naturally eloquent, both in illustrating and proving the reasonableness of his own opinions, and in converting others from their erroneous preconceived notions. Above all, he possessed that steady and persevering resolution, which not only enabled him to vanquish the greatest difficulties, but gave such appearance of success to every thing be promised or undertook, as secured the confidence of all who were under his command. As these extraordinary qualities would have distinguished him in any station of life, so they were remarkably useful in the present enterprise, by which he gained immortal reputation, although he lost his life before its completion.


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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 10 - Robert Kerr

Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville - The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West artwork The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West
Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 11 June 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Captain Bonneville is of French parentage. His father was a worthy old emigrant, who came to this country many years since, and took up his abode in New York. He is represented as a man not much calculated for the sordid struggle of a money-making world, but possessed of a happy temperament, a festivity of imagination, and a simplicity of heart, that made him proof against its rubs and trials. He was an excellent scholar; well acquainted with Latin and Greek, and fond of the modern classics. His book was his elysium; once immersed in the pages of Voltaire, Corneille, or Racine, or of his favorite English author, Shakespeare, he forgot the world and all its concerns. Often would he be seen in summer weather, seated under one of the trees on the Battery, or the portico of St. Paul's church in Broadway, his bald head uncovered, his hat lying by his side, his eyes riveted to the page of his book, and his whole soul so engaged, as to lose all consciousness of the passing throng or the passing hour.


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The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West - Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville

Bury Palliser - Brittany & Its Byways artwork Brittany & Its Byways
Bury Palliser
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 31 December 1877
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

There are few objects of interest in the town of Cherbourg. The women all wear the large Normandy cap. In the Place d'Armes is a bronze equestrian statue of the Emperor Napoleon I., and on the pedestal is inscribed "J'avois résolu de renouveler à Cherbourg les merveilles de l'Egypte". In the Library is a curiously sculptured chimney-piece of the fifteenth century, coloured and gilt, removed from a room of the abbey. The principal church, La Trinité, is a strange jumble of architecture.


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Brittany & Its Byways - Bury Palliser

Jean-François de La Harpe - Abrégé de l'histoire générale des voyages (Tome second) artwork Abrégé de l'histoire générale des voyages (Tome second)
Jean-François de La Harpe
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1802
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Après avoir parcouru les principales îles placées dans l'Océan atlantique vis-à-vis le continent africain, et dont les Européens se sont emparés à la même époque où ils commencèrent à reconnaître la côte occidentale de cette partie du monde, nous allons, en retournant un peu sur nos pas, suivre avec les voyageurs cette même côte, depuis le désert de Sahara jusqu'à Sierra-Leone, où commence la Guinée proprement dite. Avant de passer par le détroit de Gibraltar dans l'Océan qui baigne la côte occidentale d'Afrique, on trouve, sur les bords de la Méditerranée, les contrées connues autrefois des anciens, et qui forment ce que les modernes ont appelé Barbarie; Alger et son domaine, qui est l'ancienne Numidie; Tunis, qu'on croit être Carthage; Tripoli, la grande Syrte, Barca, tout ce qui composait les possessions romaines jusqu'au mont Atlas. Au-delà du détroit est le royaume de Fez, l'empire de Maroc, autrefois la Mauritanie Tingitane; Dara, Tafilet, pays gouvernés jadis par Syphax et par Bocchus, mais sous la dépendance ou la protection des Romains, qui avaient poussé leurs conquêtes jusqu'au désert. À l'orient, les Romains possédaient encore l'Égypte et la Nubie, et connaissaient quelques ports de la mer Arabique. La grande région qu'ils appelaient Éthiopie, et que nous nommons Abyssinie, ne leur était connue que de nom. Elle ne l'est guère davantage aux modernes, qui pourtant en ont fréquenté quelques ports, comme Adel, Zeyla, Souakem, etc. , mais n'ont que peu pénétré dans l'intérieur des terres. À l'égard de la côte orientale d'Afrique, que nous avons vu découvrir par les Portugais après qu'ils eurent doublé le cap des Tourmentes, et qui contient les royaumes de Mosambique, de Quiloa, de Monbassa, de Mélinde, tout ce qu'on appelle le Zanguébar et la côte d'Ajan, les commerçans de Tyr et de Phénicie y descendaient par la voie beaucoup plus courte de la mer Rouge, dans des temps dont il nous reste bien peu de traces. Nous avons vu que, par la même voie, les Arabes ou Maures de la Mecque, ceux de Barbarie, et plus récemment les Turcs, y venaient commercer quand les Portugais y arrivèrent. Mais, quand ces mêmes Portugais, quand les Anglais et les Français abordèrent en Guinée, ils n'y trouvèrent que des Nègres et des serpens.


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Abrégé de l'histoire générale des voyages (Tome second) - Jean-François de La Harpe

Herman Melville - Typee artwork Typee
Herman Melville
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1845
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book in fact, neither literal autobiography nor pure fiction. The author drew his material from his experiences, from his imagination, and from a variety of travel books when the memories of his experiences are inadequate. The three-week stay on which Typee is based takes place over the course of four months in the narrative. It captures extensively on contemporary accounts by Pacific explorers to add cultural detail to what might otherwise have been a straightforward story of escape, capture, and re-escape.


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Typee - Herman Melville

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 1. artwork Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 1.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The splendor of Paris, so far as I have seen, takes me altogether by surprise: such stately edifices, prolonging themselves in unwearying magnificence and beauty, and, ever and anon, a long vista of a street, with a column rising at the end of it, or a triumphal arch, wrought in memory of some grand event. The light stone or stucco, wholly untarnished by smoke and soot, puts London to the blush, if a blush could be seen on its dingy face; but, indeed, London is not to be mentioned, nor compared even, with Paris. I never knew what a palace was till I had a glimpse of the Louvre and the Tuileries; never had my idea of a city been gratified till I trod these stately streets.


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Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Volume 1. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

Frederic S. Cozzens - Acadia artwork Acadia
A Month with the Blue Noses
Frederic S. Cozzens
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1868
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A 1859 travelogue written by noted American humorist Frederic S. Cozzens. Includes colorful descriptions of Nova Scotia, Canada, and the interesting characters Cozzens meets on his journey.


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Acadia - Frederic S. Cozzens

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

John Barrow - Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton artwork Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton
John Barrow
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 31 December 1847
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This volume contains description, observations and comparisons made and collected in the course of a short residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuan-Ming-Yuan and on a subsequent journey through the country from Peking to Canton. The present account of the country, accompanied by a number of fine plates, is one of the best-illustrated English travels on Chin.


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Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton - John Barrow

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne - Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Complete artwork Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Complete
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 18 May 1864
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

A travel writing by Hawthrone that is very occasional in nature. This travel writing also reflects his interesting observations and his descriptions that have been penned down in the form of huge paragraphs .


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Passages from the French and Italian Notebooks, Complete - Nathaniel Hawthorne

William Wood - Glories of Spain artwork Glories of Spain
William Wood
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1849
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

The Channel waters were calm and placid as the blue sky above them. Though late autumn the temperature was that of mid-summer. At Calais every one landed as jauntily as though they had just gone through the pleasure of a short yachting trip. As usual there were all sorts and conditions of men and women, and again the curious, the grotesque, the impossible predominated. They streamed across the new quay in a disordered procession, struggling with all that amount of hand-baggage which gets into everyone's way but their own, as they hurry forward to secure for themselves the best seats and most comfortable corners.


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Glories of Spain - William Wood

Jacobus Jan Cremer - Betuwsche novellen, en Een reisgezelschap artwork Betuwsche novellen, en Een reisgezelschap
Jacobus Jan Cremer
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1879
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In de tweede helft van de negentiende eeuw genoot deze schilder-van-huis-uit een grote populariteit als schrijver van dorpsvertellingen met een sociaal tintje en als voordrachtskunstenaar. Geboren Geldersman beschrijft hij idealiserend het leven op het Betuwse platteland en laat zijn personages een door hem zelf samengesteld dialect spreken. In deze facsimile-uitgave naar de druk van 1890 (Cremer was toen al tien jaar dood) zijn twee bundels opgenomen: het debuut Betuwsche novellen (1856), waaraan later twee verhalen werden toegevoegd, en de derde bundel Een reisgezelschap (1858). Een beknopte inleiding met biografische en (niet al te heldere) bibliografische gegevens informeert de lezer.


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Betuwsche novellen, en Een reisgezelschap - Jacobus Jan Cremer

Philip Thicknesse - A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777 artwork A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777
Philip Thicknesse
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1791
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book is a Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777. A year's journey through france, and part of spain. As you are kind enough to say, that those letters which I wrote from this kingdom, nine or ten years ago, were of some use to you, in the little tour you made through France soon after, and as they have been considered in some degree to be so to many other persons, (since their publication) who were unacquainted with the manners and customs of the French nation, I shall endeavour to bring together, in this second correspondence with you, not only some of the former hints I gave you, but such other remarks as a longer acquaintance with the country, and a more extensive tour, may furnish me with; but before I proceed any further, let me remind you, of one great fault I was then guilty of; for though your partiality to me might induce you to overlook it, the public did not, I mean that of writing when my temper was disturbed, either by cross incidents I met with upon the road, or disagreeable news which often followed me from my own country into this.


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A Year's Journey through France and Part of Spain, 1777 - Philip Thicknesse

Richard Hakluyt - The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 11 artwork The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 11
Richard Hakluyt
Genre: Specialty Travel
Publish Date: 22 November 1616
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

One of the epics of this great period of expansion, The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation describes, in the words of the explorers themselves, an astonishing era in which the English grew rapidly aware.


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The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation — Volume 11 - Richard Hakluyt

Bayard Taylor & N.P. Willis - Views a-foot artwork Views a-foot
Bayard Taylor & N.P. Willis
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 18 December 1878
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In the mid-1840s, poet Bayard Taylor wrote accounts of his walking tours of England, France, Germany, and Italy for the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines, later collecting them into this book.


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Views a-foot - Bayard Taylor & N.P. Willis

Karl Philipp Moritz - Travels in England in 1782 artwork Travels in England in 1782
Karl Philipp Moritz
Genre: Europe
Publish Date: 31 December 1782
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

In 1782 Karl Moritz came to England with little in his purse and Paradise Lost in his pocket, which he meant to read in the Land of Milton. He travelled chiefly on foot through several parts of England and described his trip in letters to a friend.


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Travels in England in 1782 - Karl Philipp Moritz

Anna Laetitia Barbauld - Charles' Journey to France, and Other Tales artwork Charles' Journey to France, and Other Tales
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1824
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Charles' Journey to France, and Other Tales, this book is only about travel matter of Charles. When he traveled in France, that times and also other tales are available in this book.


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Charles' Journey to France, and Other Tales - Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Samuel de Champlain - Narrative of a Voyage to the West Indies and Mexico artwork Narrative of a Voyage to the West Indies and Mexico
Samuel de Champlain
Genre: Travel Writing
Publish Date: 31 December 1634
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

This book contains essays and travelogs of the West Indies and Mexico. It includes authors relevant experience and encounters during the journey.


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Narrative of a Voyage to the West Indies and Mexico - Samuel de Champlain

徐弘祖 - 徐霞客游记 artwork 徐霞客游记
徐弘祖
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 02 July 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

癸丑(公元1613年)之三月晦,自宁海出西门。云散日朗,人意山光,俱有喜态。三十里,至梁隍山。闻此于菟夹道,月伤数十人,遂止宿。 四月初一日 早雨。行十五里,路有岐,马首西向台山,天色渐霁。又十里,抵松门岭,山峻路滑,舍骑步行。自奉化来,虽越岭数重,皆循山麓;至此迂回临陟,俱在山脊。而雨后新霁,泉声山色,往复创变,翠丛中山鹃映发,令人攀历忘苦。又十五里,饭于筋竹庵。山顶随处种麦。从筋竹岭南行,则向国清大路。适有国清僧云峰同饭,言此抵石梁,山险路长,行李不便,不若以轻装往,而重担向国清相待。余然之,令担夫随云峰往国清,余与莲舟上人就石梁道。行五里,过筋竹岭。岭旁多短松,老干屈曲,根叶苍秀,俱吾阊门盆中物也。又三十余里,抵弥陀庵。上下高岭,深山荒寂,泉轰风动,路绝旅人。庵在万山坳中,路荒且长,适当其半,可饭可宿。


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徐霞客游记 - 徐弘祖

无名氏 - 山海经 artwork 山海经
无名氏
Genre: Asia
Publish Date: 30 June 2014
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

南山经之首曰鹊山。其首曰招摇之山,临于西海之上,多桂,多金玉。有草焉,其状如韭而青华,其名曰祝余,食之不饥。有木焉,其状如谷而黑理,其华四照,其名曰迷谷,佩之不迷。有兽焉,其状如禺而白耳,伏行人走,其名曰狌狌,食之善走。丽【上鹿下旨】之水出焉,而西流注于海,其中多育沛,佩之无瘕疾


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山海经 - 无名氏

Alain René Le Sage - De Zonderlinge Lotgevallen van Gil Blas van Santillano artwork De Zonderlinge Lotgevallen van Gil Blas van Santillano
Alain René Le Sage
Genre: Travel & Adventure
Publish Date: 31 December 1746
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Dit boek bezit de Spaanse avontuur met illustraties van Jean Gigoux.


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De Zonderlinge Lotgevallen van Gil Blas van Santillano - Alain René Le Sage

Guillaume Lejean - Reize in Taka (Opper-Nubië) artwork Reize in Taka (Opper-Nubië)
De Aarde en haar Volken, 1873
Guillaume Lejean
Genre: Africa
Publish Date: 01 January 1873
Publisher: Public Domain
Seller: Public Domain

Oorspronkelijk uitgegeven als anoniem, maar geschreven door Guillaume Lejean, is dit het reisverhaal van de schrijver zijn diplomatieke zending naar Opper-Nubië, dat tegenwoordig Soedan heet.


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Reize in Taka (Opper-Nubië) - Guillaume Lejean


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