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Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in black. In a good dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear. Light edge foxing but internally clean and with no ownership inscription. 389 pages. 32 illustrations. "In his own words each of thirty-three noted adventurers recounts here an exciting episode from his career --- and the adventures range over every quarter of the world."
Published : George G Harrap & Co. Ltd., London 1933, Reprint
Hardback. A sound copy in black boards lettered in gilt, just about good although rather worn externally. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Pp.xv,665. Frontispiece. This is a study of Anglo-Egyptian relations between 1882 and 1886 with particular reference to General Gordon's expedition to Khartoum in 1884-85. Written from an anti-imperialist standpoint unusual for the times. Photograph available on request.
Published : Stephen Swift & Co. Ltd, London 1911, First Edition
A very good copy in a good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows some edge wear, creasing to the spine and fading to the spine. Pp.xiv,566. 18 plates. An authoritative, full-scale account of the history, organization, functioning and impact of Chinese secret societies in Malaya. Includes an outline of the ritual of the principal societies and an account of the traditional history of the Triad Brotherhood.
Published : Oxford University Press 1969, First Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xi,165. Illustrated. The history of Perth, Western Australia's "leading teaching and research medical institution."
Published : Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia 1982, First Edition
4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 448pp. Many illustrations, maps and drawings. This is a celebration of adventurous expeditions of all kinds.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1981, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Fairly extensive edge foxing. 384 pages. 32 full-page illustrations. 16 figures in the text. A study of the geology of the Alps, plus chapters on meteorology, vegetation, animals etc.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1912, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. Small ownership inscription. Some foxing. Pp.xiv,242.
Published : Thos. De La Rue & Co, London 1879, First Edition Thus
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Ownership inscription on front end-paper but otherwise a nice copy internally. Pp.xii,354 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations. Folding map at rear. "It is a facinating land of legend and mystery, this strip of country in Central Bengal now designated by the picturesque name of the Santal Parganas."
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1905, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and lettered and decorated in black on the upper board. Ownership inscription. Foxing confined to end-papers. Pp.xii,402. Two folding maps.
Published : Sampson Low Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1888, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. Pp.x,353. Frontispiece. The author was a Dane who undertook lecturing tours in Russia. About half of the book deals with Russian literature.
Published : Walter Scott, London 1889, First English Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Pp.xxxi,273 + 8p adverts. 10 illustrations including coloured frontispiece. Folding map at rear. First published in 1813 this edition, in Constable's Oriental Miscellany series, has an Introduction by the Right Honourable Sir M.E. Grant Duff.
Published : Archibald Constable, London 1892, New Edition
Hardback. A very good ccopy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a fair to good dustwrapper with some smallish edge chips and tears. Signed by the author on the title page. 189 pages. Numerous illustrations. Map rear end-paper. This is the story of a journey on horseback from Arctic Finland to the south of Norway undertaken by the author and his Danish companion.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1954, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a nearly good dustwrapper which has some chipping and edge tears. Pp.xvi,268. 52 illustrations. Described as "one of the most perilous journeys ever accomplished by a woman" the chief interest of this expedition lies "in the discovery [in central America] of the unknown tribe of Chucunaque Indians, whose marked Mongolian characteristics have disturbed the existing theories of the origin of the native American population".
Published : Duckworth, London 1924, Second Impression
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some edge and end-paper foxing/browning. Small gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xi,302 + 40 page publisher's catalogue dated November 1902. 23 (of24) illustrations lacking the illustration at page 41. An account of impressions and experiences gained during a five years' stay in the interior of Japan at the end of the 19th century.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1902, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in brownish-red blind-stamped cloth with spine lettered and decorated in gilt. Wear and tear at top of spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.284 + 4pp publisher's catalogue. The author was actually Robert Brydone and this is an account, in a series of letters to William Beckford, of a tour made by him to Sicily and Malta in 1770.
Published : George Clark and Son, Aberdeen 1848, New and Complete Edition
Card covers with title label on front cover. A very good copy. 38 pages (pp.188-226 of vol.28 of the Journal of The Royal Geographical Society). Map. A very early account of a famous expedition.
Published : , London 1858, First Edition
A very good copy in card covers with title label on front cover. This Extract comprises pages 1-15 of Volume XXXV of the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society. Partly unopened. Concerns the source of the Nile and Burton's objections to Speke's view that the Victoria Nyanza was the source.
Published : , London 1866, First Edition
A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 357pp. Frontispiece map. This is volume 1 of the "Great Explorations" series. The text follows the 1879 edition which was the last published during the author's lifetime but without much of the notes in that edition.
Published : Herbert Joseph Ltd., London 1937,
Hardback. A near very good copy in a blue full leather binding attractively decoarated in gilt on the spine. The spine shows some fading and is lettered in gilt on a red title piece. Marbled edges and end-papers. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.x,,358. Folding route map. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations. The story of a journey on foot "across the snowy wilderness of North America, in winter and alone."
Published : Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, London 1874, Fifth Edition
Hardback. Large thick 4to. Full brown leather lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Some scuffing to the leather. Front board almost detached. Gift inscription. 931 pages. Numerous illustrations throughout including colour. A comprehensive and fascinating study of Japan in the early part of the 20th century.
Published : The Globe Encyclopedia, London 1919, First Edition
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little worn at the head of the spine. Pp.xvi,283. Four maps. Table. This is a study of the police and criminal justice in two provinces of 18th century France.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1981, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine which is slightly faded and grooved. No inscriptions. Top right hand corner of front endpaper has been torn out. 279 pages. 15 illustrations including frontispiece. Black line along bottom edge of book. Protected in a removable cover. Deals with the author's experiences in the teak forests of Northern Siam (now Thailand).
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1935, First Edition
An attractive two volume set in red half-leather with marbled boards and endpapers. Some scuffing to boards but not too bad. Top edge gilt. Vol.1, pp.xi,478. Vol.11,pp.viii,465.
Published : Macmillan, London 1900, Reprint
Hardbacks. A good two volume set in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spines and rubbing to heads of spines. Small gift inscription on front end-paper of each volume. Vol. I,pp.xxi, 1-308. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. Two facsimiles. Map. Vol. II,pp.v,309-616. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. One facsimile. Map. The author, an American, served as chief of staff to General Gordon in the Sudan, was the second westerner to visit Lake Victoria and discovered Lake Kyoga. He also served in the Union army at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London 1912, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a full tree calf binding. Five raised bands to spine which is attractively decorated in gilt and with a red title-piece lettered in gilt. Wear to one board tip. Marbled edges. Previous owner's inscription on front end-paper. Pp.viii,488 + 4 pages of Notices of the first edition. Frontispiece photograph of Tiyo Soga with beneath it an inscription by him: "Yours Most Sincerely. Tiyo Soga." Soga ws a native South African and an eminent Christian missionary.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1878, Second And Revised Edition
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,251. Map. Tables. This is a study of "the formation into classes of the British merchants, the Chinese merchants, and the Chinese labourers of Hong Kong between 1841 and 1922."
Published : Oxford University Press, Oxford 1991, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in the original decorated yellow and blue cloth which is rather soiled and faded on the spine. A little wear at spine ends. Small, neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Moderate fore-edge foxing. Pp.xiv,342. 8 colour plates. 64 monochrome plates.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1938, First Edition
Hardback. Some fading to spine and boards but otherwise a very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.ix,128. This is a volume of reminiscences of a life spent in the Indian Civil Service which the author entered in 1929. At the time the book was written he was First Member, Board of Revenue, Madras. Quite a scarce and interesting title.
Published : Asia Publishing House, London 1962, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in decorated yellow cloth. Boards a bit dusty. Pp.xii,242. Many illustrations. The story of the early days of Scottish Presbyterianism in the Otago District of New Zealand's South Island.
Published : J. Wilkie & Co, Dunedin 1898, Second Edition
These three addresses by the American Ambassador to the United Kingdom in the early part of the 20th century have been attractively bound in half red leather, lettered ("Mr. Choate's Addresses") and decorated in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt. Marbled end-papers. Pasted to the front free end-paper is a hand-written letter on American Embassy, London, notepaper, from the secretary to the Ambassador sending one of the three addresses to the recipient. Pasted to the rear end-papers are (1) the Times obituary of Joseph Choate; and (2) a newspaper cutting of a letter by Choate to Earl Grey concerning the American declaration of war against Germany in 1917. The address on Abraham Lincoln (90 pages) was given on November 13th, 1900; the address on Alexander Hamilton (87 pages with frontispiece) on March 19th, 1904; and the address on The Supreme Court of The United States (82 pages) on May 13th, 1903.
Published : Harrison & Sons (Printers), London,
Hardback. A good copy in the original beige boards lettered in red. Wear to board tips and two inch tear in cloth at join of spine and upper board. Very good internally with initialled gift inscription from the author. 91 pages + numerous photographs including early colour photographs taken on Lumiere plates. The author and her husband were pioneers of Scottish mountaineering and the book includes accounts of early rock climbs with Harold Raeburn. She founded "The Ladies' Scottish Climbing Club" in 1908. After their son, Charles Inglis Clark, was killed during the First World War, the author and her husband arranged for the Charles Inglis Clark Memorial Hut to be built beneath the cliffs on the north face of Ben Nevis. The book also gives an account of travels to North Africa, India, Burma, China, Japan etc. Uncommon.
Published : The Moray Press, Edinburgh & London 1938, First Edition
A disbound copy in reasonable condition. Starts with title page. 138 pages in double column pages.
Published : William And Robert Chambers, Edinburgh 1839,
Hardback. A very good two volume set in the original red boards which are beautifully decorated in gilt on the front boards. Spines a little faded. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. Vol. 1,pp.viii,422. Vol.11,pp.vii,423-831. Many illustrations. Maps and plans.
Published : Gay and Bird, London 1901, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in plain green cloth boards lettered in gilt on a maroon title piece. The boards are damp-marked but the book is not affected internally. Pp.xvi,,564. Two folding maps, the map at the end of the book being incomplete. 5 diagrams in text. Cochrane was a Scottish explorer and cousin of Admiral Cochrane. His narrative contains much of interest on Siberia and the native peoples he met.
Published : John Murray, London 1824, First Edition
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at the spine ends. Gift label tipped-in to front end-paper. Light edge foxing. Pp.xix,409. 28 plates. This is a study of the Lozi, Tonga, Bemba, Ngoni, Nyakyusa, Yao and Shona tribes.
Published : Oxford University Press 1951, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt. Unopened. No ownership inscription. Moderate fore-edge foxing. Pp.cxv,300,xiv. This is a limited edition issued to subscribers to the Hudson's Bay Record Society. Colvile was Governor of Rupert's Land and took charge of the affairs of the Company's Red River Colony at a time of conflict.
Published : The Hudson's Bay Record Society, London 1956, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 281 pages. Numerous illustrations, many in colour. This is a history of the Lan Na princes, their alliances and the textiles and dress of their 19th century courts.
Published : River Books, Bangkok 2002, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Black end-papers. Ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper (of Edward Chapman, academic and Conservative M.P.). Hinges sound. Generally a clean copy with foxing confined to final page of index and adverts. at end. Pp.xi,336 + 16pp publisher's adverts dated August 1889. Includes a 72 page section on "How Zermatt Became a Mountaineering Centre." Neate describes Coolidge's works as being "invaluable for detail and accuracy." Photographs available on request.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1889, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy. Limited edition of 300 copies. A clean copy - not foxed and only a pencilled previous owner's inscription. 74 pages. 20 illustrations. Campbell was a Scottish merchant who fell into debt following the collapse known as "The South Sea Bubble". He had to flee his creditors, first to Austria and then to Sweden where he co-founded the Swedish East India Company. He succeeded in regaining his fortune and repaying his debts.
Published : Printed By Aberdeen Journals Ltd. For the Author 1960, First Edition
Hardback. Boards a little worn and marked but a near very good copy in blueish-green cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xvi,293. 65 illustrations and four maps and plans. Ellen Cornish was a scientist who travelled the world with her husband with the principal object of studying "the phenomena of surface waves of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere". There are chapters on the Niagara Falls, the Panama Canal, the Jamaican earthquake of 1907 (in which Ellen and Vaughan Cornish were caught up) etc.
Published : W.J. Ham-Smith, London 1913, First Edition
Hardbacks. A good to very good set in the original pebbled brown cloth lettered in gilt. Some superficial damp staining towards the foot of the rear board of volume I and the front board of volume III. Stain to end-papers and frontispiece of volume I. Spotting to end-papers of volume III. Rear hinges tender in volumes I and III. Vol.I, pp.xvi,560 + 20pp adverts. Frontispiece, folding "Pedigree of Cornwallis," and folding map. Vol. II,pp.vi,577. Folding map. Vol.III,pp.vi,621. Cornwallis was a leading British General in the American War of Independence. He was later twice Governor-General of India and he also effected the Union between Great Britain and Ireland. Photographs available on request.
Published : John Murray, London 1859, First Edition
A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxi,393. Maps,plates and tables. Described as "the first major study in English of the political and diplomatic background to the ending of the German occupation of Poland in 1944-45 and the establishment of a Soviet-supported and Communist-led regime in the first years after the Second World War".
Published : Leicester University Press 1986, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in the original cloth. No ownership inscription. 24 pages. 9 illustrations/maps. The history of a Canadian settlement at the mouth of the St. Lawrence river.
Published : Privately Printed 1942, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is chipped at the spine ends and with some edge wear and tear. Some fading to board edges and a little wear at top of spine. No ownership inscription. Foxing to half-title but otherwise largely clean internally. 281 pages. 29 illustrations. 3 maps. Sub-titled "Twenty-five thousand miles by flying clipper-ships over South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean". Described as "an account of the gayest, jolliest aeroplane vacation".
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1936, First Edition
Hardback. Nd. c.1918? A good copy in mauve cloth which is a bit marked and which is faded on the spine. Bookplate. 320 pages. A description of the government of India under British rule.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London,
Harfback. A good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine which is faded. Previous owner's name and address on front free endpaper. 232 pages. Short stories set in Africa.
Published : B.H.Blackwell, Oxford 1910, First Edition
A good copy in the original boards with a fine depiction of Yosemite on the upper board. Would be very good but for some discolouration at the foot of the upper board perhaps caused by an old damp stain. The book is not affected internally. Pp.viii,,384 + 24pp adverts. 8 illustrations. Folding map at rear. An early work describing principally the Yosemite valley and California by an intrepid Scottish lady traveller.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1884, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Some light fore-edge foxing. Inscribed presentation copy from the editor. Pp.viii,75. Tissue guarded frontispiece and one other plate. James, Lord Drumlanrig and Lord William Douglas were sons of the 1st Duke of Queensberry. This is an account of a journey they made with their tutor through France and Italy beginning in 1680. A scarce limited printing.
Published : Privately Printed By T. And A. Constable Ltd, Edinburgh 1931, First Edition
A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper except that there is a slant to the spine. Signed by the author on the title page. Ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,385. Travels in India.
Published : HarperCollins, London 1998, First Edition
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