Journals, guide books, and other travel writing.



Washington Irving


Notes and Journal of Travel in Europe, 1804-1805. By Washington Irving. With an introduction by William P. Trent and title-page and illustrations in aquatint designed and engraved by Rudolph Ruzicka. In three volumes. New York: The Grolier Club, 1920-1921. —The colored title page is dated 1920, but the main title pages are dated 1921. Beautifully printed, as one might expect from the Grolier Club, and the aquatint illustrations are scanned in color.
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Lady Mary Wortley Montague
Letters of the Right Honorable Lady M--y W---y M----e: written, during her travels in Europe, Asia and Africa, to persons of distinction, men of letters, &c. in different parts of Europe. Which contain, among other curious relations, accounts of the policy and manners of the Turks; drawn from sources that have been inaccessible to other travellers. In three volumes. London: T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1763.
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Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montague, written during her travels in Europe, Asia, and Africa; to which are added Poems by the same author. Stereotype edition, according to the process of Firmin Didot. Paris: Firmin Didot, 1822.

John L. Stephens


Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. By John L. Stephens. Illustrated by 120 engravings. New York: Harper & Brothers. —This is the book that brought the Maya back from oblivion, with engravings by the architect Frederick Catherwood, whose trained eye captured details of Maya architecture that make these engravings priceless treasures. The original edition was published in 1843, and was evidently quite popular, since it was at least twice reprinted.

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