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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
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 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
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, Reprint
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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. 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,
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, Second Edition
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
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
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
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
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 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)
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
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
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
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
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
A three volume set in original blind decorated brown cloth. Vol.1 torn at head and worn at foot of spine, Vol.2 a little worn at head and foot of spine, Vol.3 chipped at head and worn at foot of spine. Stamped "With Mr. Murray's Compliments" on vol.1. Vol.1,437pp with folding map at rear. Vol.2, 493pp with folding map at rear. Vol.3, 492pp +16pp catalogue.
Published : John Murray, London 1849, New and Revised Edition
Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in a dark blue half-leather binding which is elaborately and attractively decorated in gilt on the spines. Top edge gilt. Bookplate of Lord Leith of Fyvie in each volume. Pp.xi,[i],364; xi,[i],398. 17 tissue-guarded plates.
Published : John C. Nimmo, London 1899,
Hardback. Nd but gift inscription from author on title page is dated 23 May 1988. A very good copy in a very good, complete and untorn dustwrapper. There is a second gift inscription (not from the author) on the front end-paper. 379 pages. Many illustrations.
Published : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xx,392 + 1 page publisher's adverts. 66 plates.
Published : Little Brown, Boston 1905, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn and now protected by a clear, removable sleeve.. The wrapper shows fading to the spine but the lettering is clear. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,414. Two folding maps. Erratum slip loosely inserted. A modern reprint of a book first published in 1857 with a new Introduction by Robin Bidwell.
Published : Garnet Publishing Ltd, Reading 1993, Reprint
Hardbacks. A good two volume matching set in original brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Spines faded but lettering readable. Library plate of Fasque (the ancestral home of the Gladstone family) in each volume. Vol.I,pp.lxxix,264. Vol.II,pp.399 + 4pages publisher's adverts. The blank front end-paper in volume II is torn.
Published : Saunders and Otley, London 1840, First Edition
A very good copy in the original light blue decorated cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. No ownership inscription and very little foxing. Ppxxv,335 + 32 page publisher's catalogue dated 10/93. Frontispiece. Introduction by H. Rider Haggard. The story of a life of adventure mainly in the American west, Mexico and South America.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1894, First Edition
Illustrated by Walter W. Buckley.
Hardback. A good plus copy in publisher's cream boards with blue cloth spine lettered in gilt and with decoration of African children. Spine nicked/torn at ends. All edges gilt. Dark blue endpapers. Numerous black and white illustrations. Previous owner's bookplate on front fixed end-paper.168 pages. Scarce. Sketches mostly "taken from some of the common Zanzibar stories such as are told by the men in almost every African caravan".
Published : Sampson Low, Marston & Company, London 1893, First Edition
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