• Samarkand: Recipes and Stories from Central Asia & the Caucasus

    Eleanor Ford & Caroline Eden

    A happy mix of the rustic and the sophisticated – pilavs, yogurt, cucumber and rose petal soup, lamb with sour cherries, and a fantastical Uzbek pudding called ‘Ruins of a Russian Count’s Castle’.

    Hardback £25.00
  • Squirrel Pie (And Other Stories): Adventures in Food Across the Globe

    Elizabeth Luard

    Luard’s book of reminiscence and food falls into 4 sections: rivers, islands, deserts and forests. Illustrated with her own sketches.

    Hardback £16.99
  • East London – Special Edition

    Charles Saumarez Smith

    We are delighted to have been asked to stock the special edition of Charles Saumarez Smith’s wonderful ‘East London’, a fascinating book that grew out of his long-standing perambulatory blog. The production is of a high quality, overseen by Harry Pearce of Pentagram. The special edition, limited to 100 copies, is quarter bound in dark grey cloth with lighter grey boards, with rounded corners and reversed-out blocking for Charles’s name. A fold-out map is attached to the interior back cover.

    For the standard edition, click here.

    Hardback £125.00
  • The Abandoned Islands Of The Venetian Lagoon: Isole Abbandonate Della Laguna Veneta

    Giorgio Crovato & Maurizio Crovato, edited by Francis Phillimore

    A reprint of a survey of the islands of the lagoon, undertaken in 1978. Text in English and Italian.

    Paperback £79.95
  • Venice: Pure City

    Peter Ackroyd

    And pure Ackroyd, too

    Hardback £25.00
  • Explorers’ Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery and Adventure

    Huw Lewis-Jones & Kari Herbert, introduction by Robert Macfarlane

    Compiled from short extracts and sketches from the journals of numerous explorers, living and dead, including Captain Scott, Charles Darwin, Thor Heyerdahl and Abel Tasman. A good idea for a book, this, and very nicely executed.

    Hardback £29.95
  • Where the Wild Winds Are: Walking Europe’s Winds from the Pennines to Provence

    Nick Hunt

    As the author of ‘Walking the Woods and the Water’, a fine book in the footsteps of Patrick Leigh Fermor, it is no great surprise to see Hunt picking up on an idea of Xan Fielding’s which only reached fruition posthumously in his ‘Aeolus Displayed.’ But NH has made the idea his own in this exciting and deliciously meandering account of four European winds, from Cumbria to Croatia – the Helm, the Bora, the Foehn and the Mistral. Winds that can destroy, flatten, melt, coax, warm, drive mad, inspire – and often elude the author as he goes in search of them across the continent. There is a real pleasure in his writing, his stoicism and sense of adventure.

    “…In Orange the Mistral is said to blow for one in three days of the year… I had arrived on a vent du sud day, but already I saw [its] counterattack of dazzling sunlight, which made the town feel like an axis between two poles… by the morning the sultriness had been banished for good: the air was crisp, golden light turned faces into radiant statues, and shadows strutted longer than the pigeons on the pavements…”.

    Hardback £16.99
  • Alep dans la Littérature de Voyage Européenne pendant la Periode Ottomane (1516-1918)

    Edited by Olivier Salmon, preface by Hussein I El Mudarris

    Published in Aleppo in 2011, with text mostly in French but also in English and German, and copiously annotated, it is extraordinary that this work should have been produced during the turmoil of civil war that had already begun. Although the production values leave something to be desired (paper covers, rather indifferent printing), it is a vast and incomparable compendium of writings about Aleppo during the Ottoman period and, as such, an immensely valuable record of what this once great city was.

    3 large format paperback volumes £250.00
  • Traditional Houses and Bazaars: From Iran to Morocco

    Hans Munk Hansen

    These pictures, taken between 1950 and the late ‘80s, constitute a remarkable record of traditional buildings and townscapes that have been destroyed across the Islamic world.

    Hardback £37.00