This wonderful library of world exploration and travel ranges from the seventeenth to the twentieth century and contains rare books, letters, photographs, maps and drawings. Some of the earliest volumes cover voyages in the Pacific and Australasia, and exploration eastwards to India, China, Japan and Southeast Asia. Following these are travels in the Levant, the Gulf and the Middle East, together with notable overland expeditions in Central Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. The early twentieth century concludes the collection with works from the heroic age of Scott and Shackleton, expeditions to Antarctica. The library also includes albums of travel photographs, a pair of original Antarctic sketches by James Weddell, a belt from polar explorer Captain Oates, and two large mahogany bookcases which belonged to African explorer Henry Morton Stanley.