New editions of the best in travel writing - old and modern - from around the world
A Romantic in Spain Theophile Gautier In May 1840, Théophile Gautier, the enfant terrible of the French Romantic movement, set off by coach from Paris for a journey to Spain. Hired by the journal La Presse to send back regular installments of his travelogue, Gautier recorded his e... $15.00
By the Ionian Sea Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy George Robert Gissing; Introduction and notes by Pierre Coustillas "The names of Greece and Italy draw me as no others; they make me young again. The world of the Greeks and Romans is my land of romance."
In 1897 the Victorian novelist George Gissing undertook a brief but eventful journ... $15.00
Coming Down the Seine Robert Gibbings “Four hundred miles from source to mouth—just twice the length of the Thames. There was scarcely a yard of it that I hadn’t touched, from its first cress-bordered trickle to the broad highways where cyclopean buttresses of chalk hol... $15.00
Journey to Mauritius Bernardin de Saint-Pierre; translated by Jason Wilson Paul et Virginie (1787), an adolescent love story set in an exotic Indian Ocean island, was one of the literary sensations of the age. Telling of a passion both chaste and doomed, the novel combined fashionable sentimentality with an evocati... $15.00
Old Provence Theodore Andrea Cook "Deep as we may bury the Roman Empire, we cannot hide it in the valley of the Rhone; for its bones pierce through Provengal soil in many places as though that giant grave were still too narrow for the skeleton of a past that can never wholly die... $16.00
People of the Storm God Travels in Macedonia Will Myer "Macedonia is a problem. It is such a problem that the French named fruit salad after it: macédoine des fruits. Four wars have been fought over it in the last eighty years, each bloodier than the previous one. They were fought to determin... $15.00
Riviera Nature Notes edited and with an introduction by Rob Cassy edited by Rob Cassy The spread of the towns, the disforesting of the hills, and other causes are conspiring to destroy many of the conditions which made the Riviera of former days so happy a resort for the lovers of Nature. But there will always be much to observe and m... $15.00
The Silent Traveller in London Chiang Yee “I can imagine there must be a good number of people who will still wonder why I have no pigtail on my head, or who think I must be the same sort of person as Mr. Wu or Charlie Chan!”
By the 1930s Western books about China were... $15.00
The Silent Traveller in Oxford Chiang Yee “The snow-covered Oxford High, with its yellow stone, resembled one of these exquisite ivory carvings, yellowed with age. I was happy to have discovered such affinity between Oxford and Ancient China.”
In 1940 the Chi... $15.00
Two Years in the French West Indies Lafcadio Hearn; edited by introduced by Raphakl Confiant "And day by day the artlessness of this exotic humanity touches you more; - day by day this savage, somnolent, splendid Nature - delighting in furious color - bewitches you more."
In October 1887 the writer and translator Lafcadi... $16.00