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A good copy in mauve boards faded on the spine and with some fading and marking to the upper board. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.xvi,709. 220 illustrations. Consists of letters written from Japan between 1889 and 1894.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1900,
A good copy which has been rebound in a plain binding lettered in gilt on the spine. Pp.ix,165. Lacks half-title and lacks the map. The title continues: "Also an account of its products, advantageous situation, and strength by sea and land. Together with a variety of interesting particulars, which have been hitherto unknown."
Published : S. Hooper and J. Almon, London 1768, First Edition
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 267 pages. 169 illustrations. A nice copy of an attractive travel book.
Published : Nicholas Kaye, London 1961, First Edition
Hardback. Nd.. A good copy in green cloth lettered in dark green and decorated in dark green and red on upper board. Some wear to spine ends and board tips with a small tear in the cloth at the head of the spine. The red spine lettering is faded. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.[xii],297. A novel of early Australian life which gives a faithful picture of life in the Riverina in the latter half of the ninetenth century. "The value of "Such Is Life" lies in the extraordinary richness of its philosophy and characterisation, in the vitality of its style, and in the whimsical humour with which it is saturated".
Published : The Specialty Press Pty. Ltd., Melbourne 1917,
A good copy in boards which are a little worn and marked. 173pp. 8 illus. Contains a bibliography of 33 books and pamphlets dealing with Tristan.
Published : George Allan & Unwin, London 1932, First Edition
A good copy in the original reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Title page browned with two lines of ink writing. 173pp. 8 illustrations.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1932, First Edition
Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth decorated on upper board. Ownership stamp on front end-paper. Fairly light edge foxing. 320 pages. The author's view of Russia in 1904 was that it "is content to remain in a state of semi-barbarism, which might be looked for in the Middle Ages".
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1904, First Edition
Nd. c.1993. A fine copy in dark blue leather lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. 268pp. This new revised edition has 200 illustrations including colour.
Published : Demetrakis Christophorou,
Softback. A good copy in paper covers. Rather blotchy foxing. 107 pages. 4 illustrations. Text in French.
Published : Librairie Militaire De Blot, Paris 1859,
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a one inch tear on the rear panel. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 480pp. 33 maps. 6 genealogical trees. 5 illustrations. the story of the Mamluke Empire in the Middle East which lasted from 1250 to 1517.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1973, First Edition
4to. Softback in ring-bind format. A very good copy. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 119 pages. Numerous illustrations and maps. Includes a bibliography and index. The book was produced "to celebrate the achievements of the Scottish oceanographer and polar explorer William Speirs Bruce and to mark the centenary of the voyage of S.Y. Scotia, the research ship of Bruce's Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-04."
Published : Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Edinburgh 2003, First Edition
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxii,290.
Published : Oxford University Press, Cape Town 1970, First Edition
Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxxvi,244. Gordon was a Scottish soldier of fortune who achieved high office under Czar Peter the Great of Russia. This is a facsimile of the Spalding Club edition of 1859.
Published : Frank Cass & Co Ltd 1968,
Hardback. A good plus copy in the original cream and reddish-brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Spine a little spotted. Top edge gilt. Rear hinges tender. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xix,269 + publisher's two page catalogue. 72 full-page plates with all tissue-guards present. 21 illustrations in the text. 2 folding maps.
Published : John Murray, London 1895, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A little bumping at spine ends. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.[viii],317 + Chronology, Sources of Information and Index. Colour illustrated title page and two other colour illustrations. Many black and white illustrations. 5 maps. The story of a sugar cane growing area in Swaziland.
Published : P.J. Gosnell 2001, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in the original green cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Bevelled edges. Lacks front free end-paper. Pp.xii,435. Map. 44 engravings. First published in 1850 "in the present edition every page has been carefully revised by the author."
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1877,
Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Pp.xx,317. 12 illustrations.
Published : Ivor Nicholson and Watson, London 1935, First Edition
A very good copy in red cloth lettered in silver on the spine. Spine slightly faded. Small ownership inscription. Pp.x,508. An authoritative work covering the whole period of the British connection with the Gambia.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1940, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xx,362. 11 maps. 2 diagrams. Table. A detailed academic study perhaps particularly relevant today in relation to China's claims in respect of her sea boundaries.
Published : Sijthoff & Noordhoff, Netherlands 1979, First Edition
Hardback. Nd. but ownership inscription on front end-paper is dated 1921. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in black with a polar bear vignette on front board. Spine slightly faded but lettering clear. Not foxed. 255 pages. 4 illustrations. The story of a year spent on Mission work at St. Antoine's children's orphange in Labrador.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London, First Edition
Just about good. Some wrinkling to spine with a little wear at spine ends. Faint trace of a label on upper board. Front hinges have been strengthened. Previous owner's name on half-title. 321pp. Frontispiece and eight illustrations. The author was the wife of the British political agent at Manipur.
Published : Richard Bentley & Son, London 1891,
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xiv,316. 7 illustrations. This is the first full-length study of China's involvement in the First World War. "It explains why China wanted to join the war and what its contributions were to the war effort and the emerging world order in the postwar period."
Published : Cambridge University Press 2005, First Edition
Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.[xxvii],viii],222. Illustrations. Fold-out maps. A classic of far eastern travel literature this is an account by an English sea captain "of his voyage in 1816 along the west coast of Korea and to the Ryukyu Islands." This edition has an introductory essay by Professor Shannon McCune.
Published : Kyung-In Publishing Co., Seoul 1975,
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. In a very good dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removeable, sleeve. Pp.vii,364 + errata page. 8 plates including five folding plates and folding map at end. This is no. 874 of a limited edition of 1000 copies and is a volume in the publisher's Bibliotheca Himalayica series. This account of the Gurkha Kingdom of Nepal was first published in 1819. The author was a Scottish physician, zoologist, geographer and botanist.
Published : Manjusri Publishing House, New Delhi 1971,
Hardback. A good plus copy in a fair plus dustwrapper which is a bit spotted and with internal repairs. Signed by the author on the front end-paper. 319 pages. 8 illustrations. Impressions of the people and places of the Austrian Tyrol.
Published : Williams & Norgate, London 1934, First Edition
Hardback. No.559 of 750 copies of this edirion. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little wear to the top edge. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,34. Frontispiece. Includes a memoir of the Shah.
Published : , London 1967,
A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xi,230.
Published : Harvard University Press, Cambridge Massachusetts 1942,
Hardback. Black cloth lined in red and lettered and decorated in gilt. Would be VG but for tears in the cloth at join of spine and upper and lower boards for 1-2" at foot. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,504 + 4pp publisher's catalogue. Illustrations from the author's own sketches. A guide for travellers to Russia.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1885, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy. Small ownership label. Pp.xi,418. First published in 1849 this novel set in New South Wales in the 1830's has vivid scenic descriptions and informed comment on the life and customs of the young colony.
Published : Australian National University Press, Canberra 1967,
Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 332 pages. Colour and black and white illustrations. A study of Chinese policy towards Tibet. Foreword by the Dalai Lama.
Published : SaQI, London 2005, First Edition
Hardbacks. A good two volume set in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Would be very good but for fading to spines. Top edges gilt. Bookplate in each volume of Arthur John Tedder (Commissioner of the Board of Curtoms who devised the old age pension scheme and father of Arthur William Tedder, a senior RAF Commander during the Second World War). Pp.xxiii,436 + 4pp publisher's adverts; xvii,441 + 2pp publisher's adverts. 388 illustrations. 10 maps. On this expedition, between 1906 and 1908, Hedin explored the western highlands of Tibet and the Transhimalaya, visited the 9th Panchen Llama, was the first European to reach the Kailash region and successfully searched for the sources of the Indus and Brahmaputra rivers.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1909, First Edition
A very good copy in a just about good dustwrapper which has some tears but which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xi,301. 4 illustrations. Comprises letters from a Scottish missionary to what was then Nyasaland and Northern Rhodesia to his fiancee in Scotland.
Published : Lovedale Press 1968, First Edition
A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has a smallish tear at the top of the spine. Small ownership inscription. Not foxed. 224 pages. Illustrations. Maps including map end-papers. "The object of this book is to put on record what it was like to work a a British district officer in the Sudan under the Anglo-Egyptian Condominium between 1898 and 1956."
Published : Privately Published 1987, First Edition
A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A little fore-edge foxing. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xvi,336. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. Sketch map. The author was a Scottish Christian evangelist. There is a chapter on his activities in Ireland but much of the book concerns his time in Australia including a chapter on aborigines. A scarce title.
Published : Andrew Elliot, Edinburgh 1911, First Edition
Hardback. A fair copy in a half leather binding lacking much of the spine. Marbled edges and end-papers. Front board loose but holding. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xx,376. A good reading or rebinding copy.
Published : Sherwood Gilbert & Piper, London 1835, First Edition
A very good copy in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Spine lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt. No ownership inscription. Foxing to end-papers but otherwise largely clean internally. 3 vols. in I. Pp.iv,299;315;312. Title page to each volume present but lacks half-titles. Includes deer-stalking, quail and snipe shooting etc. Photograph available on request.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1849,
Illustrated by Joseph Pennell.
A very good two volume set in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top edge gilt. Smallish inscription on front end-papers. Foxing mainly to end-papers and frontispieces. Pp.xiv,383; xiii,376. 30 plates and numerous illustrations in the text. A companion of Tuscan travel which looks to the countryside and the people as encountered on the roads for its inspiration.
Published : Macmillan, London 1904, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.x,199. 24 plates. 2 folding maps. The story of a Kenyan company.
Published : The Kynoch Press, Birmingham 1964, First Edition
Softback. A very good copy. Signed by the author on the title page. Pp.xviii,,408. 44 black and white illustrations. This is the story of how the foreign women, and the hundreds of Chinese women refugees, caught up in the siege of Peking in 1900 coped.
Published : Holo Books, Oxford 2000, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,186. Maps, tables and plates. An ethnographic account of the hitherto little known Berti people of North Darfur, Sudan.
Published : St. Martin's Press, New York 1974, First Edition
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has a couple of closed tears and small chips ( not affecting the lettering) at the spine ends. Ownership inscription on front paste-down otherwise a lovely clean copy internally without foxing. 256pp. 16 plates. This is a revised and enlarged edition of a book which, in its first edition, was limited to 500 copies.
Published : Philip Allan, London 1936,
Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in black. Spine faded but lettering clear. Ownership inscription. Some foxing. Pp.xvi,239. 8 illustrations. The story of the cicumstances surrounding a 17th century claim to the Russian throne.
Published : Williams & Norgate, London 1916, First Edition
A very good copy in brown pebbled cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and with bevelled edges. A bookplate has been removed from the front fixed end-paper. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxviii,556. Frontispiece. Title page vignette. This is a sequel to the author's "Recollections of a Journey Through Tartary and Thibet."
Published : Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, London 1859,
A good plus copy in blind-stamped boards lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Rear board a little marked. Small ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Neatly hand-written presentation label dated 1859 fixed to verso of frontispiece. Pp.xii,576. Frontispiece. Title page vignette. "Illustrated with one hundred engravings on wood." Folding map. Photographs available on request.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1856,
Hardback. A good copy. Some darkening to the spine. Some foxing. Pp.xviii,277 + adverts. A series of essays, mostly on India including "Popular Movements in India", "The Ruin of Aurangzeb", "England's Work in India", "Our Missionaries" etc.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1903, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. 283 pages. 4 illustrations. Chapters on Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Cape Breton Island, Stuart's Town, South Carolina etc. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : MacLehose, Jackson & Co, Glasgow 1922, First Edition
A very good, bright, copy although with trace of a small label having been removed from spine. Presentation label "to Bunessan, Mull" (presumably a library) but no library stamps. Pp.xvii,460. This is a volume in "The Nineteenth Century Series".
Published : W & R Chambers, London and Edinburgh 1902, First Edition
A very good three volume set in matching half-leather bindings with marbled boards and edges. A little rubbing to boards. No ownership inscription. Just a little, mainly end-paper, foxing. Vol. I,pp.xvi,317 + 2pp. publisher's adverts. Half title present (not called for in other volumes.).Vol. II,pp.ix,320. Vol. III,pp.vii,294. An account of fur trading in the American north-west and of John Jacob Astor's attempt to found a settlement on the Pacific coast. Photographs available on request.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1836,
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