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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

Green William A. - British Slave Emancipation the Sugar Colonies and the Great Experiment 1830-1865

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is clean, complete and virtually untorn. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. 449 pages. two maps and a plan. This is a study of the West Indies on the eve of emancipation and a study of the consequences of emancipation.
Published : Oxford University Press 1976, 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

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

Hamilton Owen - Tyrolean Summer

Hardback. A good plus copy in a fair to good 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

Handley-Taylor Geoffrey - Bibliography of Iran

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, Coronation Edition

Hansen Marcus Lee - The Immigrant in American History

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, Second Printing

Hansen, Waldemar - The Peacock Throne : The Drama of Mogul India

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Pp.x,560. 17 illustrations. 4 maps. A history of ythe Mogul dynasty in India.
Published : Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London 1973, First Edition

Hanson Charles Henry - The Land of Greece Descibed and Illustrated

4to. A very good copy in decorated green cloth. A little wear to board tips. Black end-papers. School prize label. 400pp. 44 illustrations. 3 maps. Quite a handsome book.
Published : T. Nelson & Sons, London 1886, First Edition

Hare, Augustus J. C. - Studies in Russia

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

Harler C.R. - The Culture and Marketing of Tea

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black on the spine. Some, mainly edge, foxing. Pp.xi,389. 8 illustrations. 2 folding maps. Some pencilled writing at page 30 (adding to a table there) and on front end-paper. The book attempts to put on record the experience gained by the author "during the fourteen years I have been connected with the tea industry in North-East India."
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1933, First Edition

Harper, Marjory - Emigration from North-east Scotland: Volume 2 Beyond the Broad Atlantic

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,317. 20 illustrations. 4 maps. This volume "deals specifically with emigration to Canada in the three decades before the First World War and looks at the reasons for Canada's incresing popularity with people from the North-East."
Published : Aberdeen University Press 1988, First Edition

Harris Alexander - The Emigrant Family or the Story of an Australian Settler

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,

Heath, John - Tibet and China in the Twenty-First Century : Non-Violence Versus State Power

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

Hedin Sven - Overland to India [2 Vols. Complete]

Hardbacks. Overall a good two volume set in the original blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and decorated in gilt on the upper boards. The spines of both volumes are darkened and the spine at the top of volume 1 is chipped although without loss to the lettering. The other spine ends of both volumes are rubbed and worn. Top edge gilt. Browning to end-papers and last page of Volume 1 but generally quite clean internally. Pp.xix,416;xiv,357. Coloured frontispiece to each volume + numerous illustrations and panoramas (all checked and present) and two maps. The author's journey overland through Persia (now Iran) to India. A decent enough set apart from the spines. Photographs available on request.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1910, First Edition

Henderson Dr. James (Edited By M.M.S. Ballantyne and R.H.W. Shepherd) - Forerunners of Modern Malawi : The Early Missionary Adventures of Dr. James Henderson 1895-1898

Hardback. 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

Henderson K.D.D. - Set Under Authority

Hardback. 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

Henderson, The Rev. Robert - Ninety Years in the Master's Service : Reminiscences of a Pioneer Evangelist

Hardback. 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

Herbert Charles - Italy and Italian Literature

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

Herbert Henry William - Frank Forester and His Friends; Or, Woodland Adventures in the Middle States of North America [3 Vols. In I]

Hardback. 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, First English Edition

Hewlett Maurice - The Road in Tuscany. A Commentary (Two volumes)

Illustrated by Joseph Pennell.
Hardbacks. 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

Hill M. F. - Magadi The Story of the Magadi Soda Company

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

Hinsley H.E. A. Cardinal - The Persecution of the Catholic Church in German- Occupied Poland

Hardback. A good copy in dark grey cloth. Fading to spine. Stamp of a church on front end-paper. Pp.x,129. Map. Seven illustrations. Comprises "reports presented by H.E. Cardinal Blond, Primate of Poland, to Pope Pius XII, Vatican broadcasts and other reliable evidence."
Published : Burns Oates, London 1941, Second Impression

Hodges, Geoffrey - The Carrier Corps : Military Labor in the East African Campaign, 1914-1918

Hardback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxiii,244. 10 plates. 5 tables 2 maps. A history of the native Carrier Corps in the East African Campaign of the First World War.
Published : Greenwood Press 1986, First Edition

Hoe, Susanna - Women at the Siege : Peking 1900

Softback. A very good copy. Signed by the author on the title page. Pp.xviii,[4],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

Holderness Sir T. W. - Peoples and Problems of India

Hardback. Nd. c.1911. 16mo. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. 256 pages + 8pp publisher's adverts. A volume in the Home University Library series.
Published : Williams and Norgate, London,

Holy Ladislav - Neighbours and Kinsmen a Study of the Berti People of Darfur

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

Horne John - Many Days in Morocco

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, Second Edition

Howard-Bury, Charles - Mountains of Heaven Travels in the Tian Shan Mountains 1913

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 176 pages. Illustrated. Travels in Central Asia in 1913.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1990, First Edition

Howe Sonia E. (Editor) - The False Dmitri a Russian Romance and Tragedy Described By British Eye-Witnesses, 1604-1612

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

Huc M. - The Chinese Empire

Hardback. 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, New Edition

Huc M. - Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the Years 1844-5-6

Hardback. 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, Third Edition

Hunter Sir William Wilson - The India of the Queen and Other Essays

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

Hunter Sir William Wilson - The Indian Empire: Its Peoples, History, and Products

Hardback. A good plus copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt. Vertical crease in spine which is faded (but leaving the lettering clear). 852 pages + 2pp publisher's adverts. Folding map frontispiece. This thoroughly revised edition brings all the statistics quoted down to 1891 and incorporates the result of the Indian census of that year. A very detailed look at India at the end of the 19th century.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1892, New and Revised Edition (The Third)

Hutchison Lt.-Col. Graham Seton - Silesia Revisited 1929

A very good copy in paper covers. 111 pages. Typed letter from the author enclosed. Sub-titled "An examination of the problems arising from the plebiscite and the partition--and the relation between the British coal problem and Silesia". In his letter the author refers to the book as "a careful study of the Upper Silesian problem as it affects the position of Minorities and with special reference to our own problem of Coal and unemployment in the Mining Industry".
Published : Simpkin, Marshall, London 1929, First Edition

Insh George Pratt - Scottish Colonial Schemes 1620-1686

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

Ireland Stanley and Bechoefer William (Editors) - The Ottoman House: Papers from the Amasya Symposium, 24-27 September 1996 (British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph)

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in laminated boards. 133 pages + plates at end. Numerous figures. Map. A little ink writing on four pages. Papers on traditional Ottoman domestic architecture.
Published : British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara 1998, First Edition

Irvine R.F. and Alpers O.T.J. - The Progress of New Zealand in the Century

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

Irving Washington - Astoria; or, Enterprise Beyond the Rocky Mountains

Hardbacks. 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, First British Edition

Irving Washington - The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus; Together with the Voyages of His Companions

A fair three-volume set in original blind-stamped brown cloth with gilt lettering on spines. The spines are darkened and showing wear and tear at their heads. The boards of volume 3 in particular are rather marked. Some hinges cracked. First few pages and pages 334/335 of vol.3 are rather badly marked. Charts at the end of vols. 1 and 2.
Published : John Murray, London 1849, New and Revised Edition