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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, Second 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 to good 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

Emmons Terence - The Russian Landed Gentry and the Peasant Emancipation of 1861

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,484. Two plates. This is a study of the emancipation of the Russian serfs in 1861.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1968, 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, Reprint

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

Hardback. 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, First English Edition

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, Second Edition

Finnegan R.H. - Survey of the Limba People of Northern Sierra Leone

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. Small ownership inscription. 151 pages. 2 maps including one folding map which is loose. A social and economic study of the Limba people.
Published : Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London 1965, First Edition

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, New Impression

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

Foord Edward - The Byzantine Empire the Rearguard of European Civilization

A good copy in red cloth. Would be very good but for faded spine. Pp.xiv,432. 32 plates 7 maps. Descibed as "a short popular history of the Later Roman Empire".
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1911, First Edition

Fortune Robert - A Residence Among the Chinese: Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea. Being a Narrative of Scenes and Adventures During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856. Including Notices of Many Natural Productions and Works of Art, the Culture of Silk Etc..

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in silver. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,440. 21 (of 22) illustrations, lacking the frontispiece which seems not to have been bound in. First published in 1857 the book has a final chapter "On the Present War". A generally sympathetic description of the Chinese people.
Published : Ch'eng Weng Publishing Company, Taipei 1971, Reprint

Fraser Mrs. Hugh - A Diplomatist's Wife in Japan Letters from Home to Home

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, Third Edition

Frederic, Son of Theodore Late King of Corsica [ Col. Frederick De Neuhoff] - Memoirs of Corsica. Containing the Natural and Political History of That Important Island; the Principal Events, Revolutions Etc. From the Remotest Period to the Present Time.

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

Frison-Roche Roger & Tairraz Pierre - Mont Blanc and the Seven Valleys

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

Furphy Joseph [Writing as "Tom Collins"] - Such is Life Being Certain Extracts from the Diary of Tom Collins (Joseph Furphy)

Hardback. Nd.[1917]. 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, Second Edition

Gane Douglas M. - Tristan Da Cunha an Empire Outpost and Its Keepers with Glimpses of Its Past and Consideration of the Future

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

Gane Douglas M. - Tristan Da Cunha an Empire Outpost and Its Keepers with Glimpses of Its Past and Considerations of the Future

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

Ganz Hugo - The Downfall of Russia Behind the Scenes in the Realm of the Czar

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

Georgiades Cleanthis P. - History of Cyprus

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, Second English Edition

Gerard Colonel - Description De L'Hotel Imperial Des Invalides Du Tombeau De Napoleon I et Du Char Funebre De Sainte-Helene

Softback. A good copy in paper covers. Rather blotchy foxing. 107 pages. 4 illustrations. Text in French.
Published : Librairie Militaire De Blot, Paris 1859, Third Edition

Gleig, Rev. G.R. - The Life of Major-General Sir Thomas Munro.Bart. And K.C.B. Late Governor of Madras. With Exracts from His Correspondence and Private Papers - Two Vol. Set

Hardbacks. A near very good two volume set in a black half-leather binding with marbled boards. Five raised bands on spines which are decorated in gilt and with maroon title-pieces. Vol. I is a little torn at top of spine and with wear to board tips. Bookplate in each volume. Vol. I,pp.xxvi,520. Frontispiece (foxed). Folding map. Vol. II,pp.iv,454. Folding map. The biography of a statesman and soldier of British India.
Published : Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, London 1830, First Edition

Glubb John Bagot - Soldiers of Fortune the Story of the Mamlukes

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

Gordon C.T. - The Growth of Boer Opposition to Kruger 1890-1895

A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge ear and tear. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxii,290.
Published : Oxford University Press, Cape Town 1970, First Edition

Gordon General Patrick - Passages from the Diary of General Patrick Gordon of Auchleuchries

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, Reprint

Gore, F. St. J. - Lights and Shades of Hill Life in the Afghan and Hindu Highlands of the Punjab : A Contrast

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

Gosnell, Peter J. - Big Bend

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

Gosse, Philip Henry - Sacred Streams: The Ancient and Modern History of the Rivers of the Bible

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, New Edition

Graham Stephen - A Life of Alexander 11 Tsar of Russia

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

Graham, Alexander - Roman Africa an Outline of the History of the Roman Occupation of North Africa Based Chiefly Upon Inscriptions and Monumental Remains in That Country

Hardback. A good copy in the original maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. Bookplate. Ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,[3],325 + 32pp publisher's catalogue. 30 illustrations. Two folding maps. Errata slip.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1902, First Edition

Grant Elizabeth of Rothiemurchus (Edited By Patricia Pelly and Andrew Todd) - A Highland Lady in France 1843-1845

Softback. A near very good copy with illustrated cover. Large corner has been cut from half title. No inscriptions. 252 pages.Covering the years from August 1843 to July 1845 the book depicts vividly the day-to-day life of the author amongst British emigre society, while keeping up a running commentary on French society and manners and commenting on political events at Westminster and Dublin, especially relating to civil unrest in Ireland
Published : Tuckwell Press, East Linton 1996,

Gray J.M. - A History of the Gambia

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

Greenfield, Jeanette - China and the Law of the Sea, Air and Environment

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

Grenfell Anne and Spalding Katie - Le Petit Nord: Annals of a Labrador Harbour

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

Grierson Philip - Books on Soviet Russia 1917-1942: a Bibliography and a Guide to Reading

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,354. First published in 1943 the "book represents the first attempt to compile a list of books and pamphlets on post-revolutionary Russia that have been published in Great Britain." Includes a note on the character of each book and the point of view from which it has been written.
Published : Anthony C. Hall, Twickenham 1969, Reprint

Grimwood Ethel St. Clair - My Three Years in Manipur and Escape from the Recent Mutiny

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, Third Edition

Gubbins, Martin Richard - An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and of the Siege of the Lucknow Residency; with Some Observations on the Condition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army

Hardback. A very good copy in the original red cloth. Rebacked with the old spine (missing pieces at each end) laid down. New end-papers. Ownership inscription dated 1858. Pp.xii,464 + 32pp publisher's adverts dated July 1858. Frontispiece + 3 tissue-guarded plates. 5 maps/plans, all but one folding. The author was Financial Commissioner for Oudh and describes himself as "the intimate adviser and confidant of" Sir Henry Lawrence, the British Commisioner at Lucknow, who died during the siege.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1858, First Edition

Guoqi, Xu - China and the Great War - China's Pursuit of a New National Identity and Internationalization

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

Guppy Nicholas - A Young Man's Journey

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in gilt on spine. Previous owner's details on front endpaper. Maps and many black and white photographs. Pp.xiii,276. Very good illustrated duswtwrapper (a little faded on spine) which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover. The story of a journey up the River Essequebo in Guyana.
Published : John Murray, London 1973, First Edition

Hajnal Dr. Henry - The Danube Its Historical, Political and Economic importance

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, if rather soiled, dustwrapper. 167 pages. Unopened. Covers international law with regard to rivers together with navigation on the Danube. Uncommon especially in wrapper.
Published : Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague 1920, First Edition

Hall, Basil - Voyage of Discovery to the West Coast of Korea and the Great Loo-Choo Island

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,

Hamilton Francis Buchanan - An Account of the Kingdom of Nepal and of the Territories Annexed to This Dominion By the House of Gorkha

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, Reprint