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Cameron W. H. Morton - Present Day Impressions of Japan: The History, People, Commerce, Industries and Resources of Japan and Japan's Colonial Empire Kwantung, Chosen Taiwan Karafuto

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. [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require additional postage].
Published : The Globe Encyclopedia, London 1919, First Edition

Carlyle Thomas - The French Revolution

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,

Chalmers John A. - Tiyo Soga: A Page of South African Mission Work

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 a facsimile inscription by him: "Yours Most Sincerely. Tiyo Soga." Soga was a native South African and an eminent Christian missionary.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1878,

Chan, Wai Kwan - The Making of Hong Kong Society: Three Studies of Class Formation in Early Hong Kong

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

Chapman F. Spencer - Lhasa the Holy City

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

Chettur S. K. - The Steel Frame and I: Life in the I. C. S.

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

Chevers, Norman - A Commentary on the Diseases of India

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little wear to spine edges and ends. No ownership inscription. Unopened. Pp.xv,816 + publisher's catalogue dated June 1889. "This Commentary is an outcome of a study of Indian disease maintained for thirty-eight years, upwards of twenty-four of which were mainly devoted to clinical observation in Bengal."
Published : J & A Churchill, London 1886, First Edition

Chisholm Rev. James - Fifty Years Syne a Jubilee Memorial of the Presbyterian Church of Otago

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,

Choate, Joseph H. - Abraham Lincoln; Alexander Hamilton; The Supreme Court of the United States. Its Place in the Constitution

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,

Clarke Edward Daniel - Travels in Russia, Tartary and Turkey with a Memoir of the Author and Numerous Additions and Notes Prepared for the Present Edition

A disbound copy in reasonable condition. Starts with title page. 138 pages in double column pages.
Published : William And Robert Chambers, Edinburgh 1839,

Clement Clara Erskine - The Eternal City Rome Its Religions, Monuments, Literature and Art

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

Coillard, Francois - On the Threshold of Central Africa : A Record of Twenty years' Pioneering Among the Barotsi of the Upper Zambesi

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on he spine and lettered and decorated in gilt on the upper board. The boards are now protected by a clear removable sleeve. Ownership inscription dated 1898 on front free end-paper. Pp.xxxiv,663 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Tissue-guarded frontispiece + 42 illustrations. Folding map with sellotape repairs. Translated from the French and edited by the author's niece, Catherine Winkworth MacKintosh. An account of the author's missionary work on the Upper Zambesi.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1897, First Edition

Colson Elizabeth and Gluckman Max (Editors) - Seven Tribes of British Central Africa

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

Colvile Eden (Edited By E.E.Rich) - London Correspondence Inward from Eden Colvile 1849-1852

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

Conway, Susan - Silken Threads and Lacquer Thrones : Lan Na Court Textiles

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

Coolidge W.A.B. - Swiss Travel and Swiss Guide-Books

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

Cornwallis, Charles, First Marquis (Edited By Charles Ross) - Correspondence of Charles, First Marquis Cornwallis - [Three Volumes Complete]

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,,577. Folding map. Vol.III,,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

Cousins, George (Compiler) - From Island to Island in the South Seas; or, the Work of a Missionary Ship

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth with decorated boards which are lettered in gilt and black. Gift inscription on title page. Pp.124 + 2pp Appendix giving details of missionary ships. 27 illustrations as called for including a folding route map. The story of the ships of the London Missionary Society which went to Eastern and Western Polynesia.
Published : London Missionary Society, London 1894,

Coutouvidis John and Reynolds Jaime - Poland 1939-1947

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

Coverdale William Hugh - Tadoussac Then and Now: A History and Narrative of the Kingdom of the Saguenay

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

Creagh, General Sir O'Moore - Indian Studies

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,

Cripps Arthur Shearly - Faerylands Forlorn: AfricanTales

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

Cumming C.F. Gordon - Granite Crags

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,[2],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

Dalrymple Hew H. (Editor) - Memoires of My Lord Drumlangrig's and His Brother Lord William's Travells Abroad for the Space of Three Yeares Beginnning Septr. 13th 1680

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

Dalrymple William - The Age of Kali Indian Travels & Encounters

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

Dalrymple, William - From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium

Hardback. A very good copy in a fine dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page. Ink name, address and fax number written on blank rear end-paper. Pp.x,483. Colour and black and white illustrations.
Published : HarperCollins, London 1997, First Edition

Dalrymple, William - The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xiv,385. A collection of essays of travel round the Indian sub-continent.
Published : HarperCollins, London 1998, First Edition

Dan-Fong Liang - Vatican and Italian Churches - Symbols of Western Christian Civilization : An Oriental Painter's View

Hardback. Square 4to. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 101 pages. A series of attractive paintings, mostly in colour with accompanying text in English, Chinese and Italian. Paintings mostly, but not exclusively, of churches.
Published : Linking Publishing Co., Taipei 2003, First Edition

Dan-Fong Liang - Vatican and Italian Churches II - Symbols of Western Christian Civilization : An Oriental Painter's View

Hardback. Square 4to. A very good copy in a complete and untorn dustwrapper which is a little faded on the spine. Inscribed by the artist. Gift inscription by two others. 101 pages. Numerous, mainly colour, illustrations accompanied by text in Italian, English and Chinese.
Published : Linking Publishing Co., Taipei 2005, First Edition

Daranyi Ignatius - The State and Agriculture in Hungary

A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Ex-library with label and a few stamps. Pp.xxii,264. Folding map at rear. Daranyi was the Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and this is his Report on his agricultural administration during the years 1896-1903.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1905, First Edition

Dawson Raymond H. - The Decision to Aid Russia, 1941 Foreign Policy and Domestic Politics

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xv,315. The story of American aid to Russia during the Second World War.
Published : The University of North Carolina Press 1959, First Edition

De Vogue, the Vicomte E.-M. - A Czarevitch of the Eighteenth Century and Other Studies in Russian History

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth which is faded on the spine. Boards a bit marked. Top edge gilt. Some end-paper and edge foxing. 306 pages. Frontispiece and two illustrations.
Published : Arthur L. Humphreys, London 1913, First Edition

Dearden Seton - The Arabian Knight a Study of Sir Richard Burton

A fair copy in red cloth faded on spine and marked on lower board. Internally very good apart from some foxing to page ends. 334pp. Colour frontispiece and 6 illustrations.
Published : Arthur Barker, London 1936, First Edition

Dewey Rev Orville - The Old World and the New; or, a Journal of Reflections and Observations Made on a Tour in Europe Vol. I

Hardback. A good, sound, copy in brown ribbed cloth lettered in gilt. 340 pages. This volume covers Wales, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Switzerland and Italy.
Published : Charles Fox, London 1836, First Edition

Dewey, Clive - Anglo-Indian Attitudes : The Mind of the Indian Civil Service

A near-fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xxiii,292. Illustrations, maps etc. This is a study of the contrasting attitudes to Indians of two middle-ranking members of the Indian Civil Service - F.L. Brayne and Sir Malcolm Darling.
Published : The Hambledon Press, London 1993, First Edition

Dilkes Chas. E. - The United States of America as They are

Hardback. A fair copy externally in a half leather binding with marbled boards. There is wear to the leather at the spine ends and edges and the paper surface of the upper board has a piece missing at the fore-edge and another piece loose. Internally good. 144 pages. Large, folding, cloth-backed map of the USA. Subtitled "A Description of the Situation, Surface, Soil, Climate, Agricultural, Mining and Manufacturing Industries; Population, History, Government etc. of each State and Territory in the Union; Compiled from the last National Census and the Latest Official Authorities".
Published : International Publishing Company, Liverpool 1889, First Edition

Dorsey Ella Loraine - Pocahontas

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth boards lettered in gilt on upper board. Patterned end-papers. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. 58 pages. 8 illustrations. Deals with the early days of Virginia and the Indian Princess, Pocahontas.
Published : The Howard Press, Washington D.C. 1906,

Drew, Frederic - The Northern Barrier of India. A Popular Account of the Jummoo and Kashmir Territories

Hardback. A good copy in maroon cloth decorated in gilt on the upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine (which shows some fading although the lettering remains clear). Small ownership inscription on half-title. The bottom edge of the book has suffered (insect?) damage resulting in a portion at worst about one inch wide and half an inch deep having been apparently eaten away at the foot of approx. 120 pages. This affects the margin only, not the text. Pp.xii,336 + 32pp publisher's catalogue dated January 1877. 26 illustrations including three mounted Woodbury type plates from photographs by Frith. One folding sheet containing two coloured maps at rear. One folding panorama at rear. Photographs available on request.
Published : Edward Stanford, London 1877,

Du Val, Charles - With a Show Through Southern Africa, and Personal Reminiscences of the Transvaal War Vols. I and II

Hardbacks. A good plus two volume set in dark grey cloth decorated in red and lettered in gilt. Some wear and tear with a little loss at the head of the spine of each volume. The boards are now protected in clear, removable sleeves. Some edge foxing. Stain to the rear end-papers of volume II. Vol. I,pp.viii,290. Vol. II,pp.vii,230. Frontis. to each volume + plates and illustrations in the text. Gives an account of the author's travels in southern Africa, including the gold fields and his subsequent involvement in the first Boer War. He is described as "late of the Carbineers, attache to the staff of garrison commandant, and editor of the "News of the Camp" during the investment of Pretoria."
Published : Tinsley Brothers, London 1882, First Edition

Duncan J.S.R. - The Sudan's Path to Independence

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is faded on the spine and has smallish edge tears. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or foxing. Pp.xvi,231. 12 illustrations. Map end-papers.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1957, First Edition

Dunlop Alexander Graham (Edited By David Sinclair and Germaine Warkentin) - The New World Journal of Alexander Graham Dunlop 1845

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has some fading to the spine. Book plate. Pp.xxxii,121. Map + 6 illustrations. This is the narrative of a four months trip in 1845 to the West Indies, USA and Canada.
Published : Paul Harris Publishing, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition

Duponchel A. - Le Chemin De Fer Trans-Saharien Jonction Coloniale Entre L'Algerie et Le Soudan. Etudes Preliminaires Du Projet et Rapport De Mission

Softback. A fair plus copy in paper covers with moderate wear and tear at spine ends and edges. This copy appears to be signed by the author on the title page and presented by him to a M.Bigot. Single stamp of Le President, Cercle Militaire de L'Ecole de St. Cyr. 371 pages. Two folding maps at end. Text in French.
Published : Boehm & Fils, Montpellier 1878, First Edition

Elwin Edward F. - India and the Indians

A very good copy in original light blue boards lettered and decorated in dark blue on upper board and lettered in gilt on spine. Some foxing to fore-edge. 352pp. 16 illustrations. Interesting book with chapters on many aspects of Indian character, culture and life.
Published : John Murray, London 1913, First Edition

Elwin, Verrier (Editor) - India's North -East Frontier in the Nineteenth Century

Hardback. A fair copy in a poor dustwrapper. Ownership stamp on front free end-paper. Pp.xxxii,473. 12 illustrations. Sketch map on end-papers. Contains 19th century accounts of India's north-east frontier edited by Verrier Elwin and with an Introduction by him.
Published : Oxford Universtiy Press, Bombay 1959, First Edition

Falconbridge A.M. - Narrative of Two Voyages to the River Sierra Leone During the Years 1791-1793

A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. A clean copy with no ownership inscription or foxing. 287pp. First published in 1794 the book includes an account of the natives of Sierra Leone and "the present state of the slave trade in the West Indies and the improbability of its total abolition".
Published : Frank Cass, London 1967,

Falls, J.C. Ewald - Three Years in the Libyan Desert : Travels, Discoveries and Excavations of the Menas Expedition (Kaufmann Expedition )

A good plus copy in the original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board and decorated in gilt on upper board. Minor tears to spine ends. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Top edge gilt. Bookplate. Blind-stamped "Presentation Copy" on title page. Pp.xii,356. 61 illustrations. Numerous illustrations. The purpose of the expedition was "to rediscover the highly important, long and vainly sought early Christian sanctuary in he Libyan Desert, the tomb of St. Menas."
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1913,

Finch-Hatton the Hon. Harold - Advance Australia! An Account of Eight Years' Work, Wandering. And Amusement in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

Hardback. A reasonable copy which has been rebound in red cloth boards without the illustrations. 347 pages. An interesting early Ausralian title which is difficult to find except in modern reprints. Chapters on aborigines, farming, gold-mining etc.
Published : W.H. Allen & Co, London 1886,

Fison, Lorimer - Tales from Old Fiji

Hardback. A very good copy in the original boards lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Small gift inscription on half-title. Pp.xlv,175 + one page corrigenda and one page addendum. 20 illustrations. Fijian tales and legends.
Published : Alexander Moring Ltd, London 1907,

Florinsky Michael T. - World Revolution and the U.S.S.R.

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,264. A study of the communist theory of world revolution.
Published : The Macmillan Company, New York 1933, First Edition