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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 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

Jackson, Catherine Charlotte, Lady - The French Court and Society Reign of Louis XVI and First Empire (2 Vols. complete)

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,

Jackson, William G. - The Rock of the Gibraltarians a History of Gibraltar

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

James George Wharton - In and Out of the Old Missions of California: An Historical and Pictorial Account of the Franciscan Missions

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

James Hamilton - Sinai, the Hedjaz and Soudan: Wanderings Around the Birth-place of the Prophet and Across the Ethiopian Desert, from Sawakin to Chartum

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

Jameson, Mrs - Social Life in Germany, Illustrated in the Acted Dramas of Her Royal Highness the Princess Amelia of Saxony

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

Jebb Bertha (Introduction By H. Rider Haggard) - Life and Adventures of John Gladwyn Jebb

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

Jephson A.J. Mounteney - Stories Told in an African Forest By Grown-up Children of Africa

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

Johnson Amandus - The Swedes in America, 1638-1900; Volume I the Swedes on the Delaware 1638-1664

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 391 pages. Colour frontispiece and 33 black and white illustrations.
Published : Lenape Press, Philadelphia 1914, First Edition

Johnson Clive - Land of the Ice King

4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper with a couple of edge tears. 160pp. This is a pictorial celebration of one man's journey to Antarctica with numerous fine colour photographs.
Published : Swan Hill Press 1990, First Edition

Johnstone Major-General Sir James - My Experiences in Manipur and the Naga Hills

A good copy which has been rebound in blue cloth which is faded on the spine but leaving the lettering clear. Times book club sticker on rear end-paper. Bookplate and ownership inscription. Pp.xxvii,286. Frontispiece and 8 plates. The author was appointed British political agent in Manipur in 1877.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Company, London 1896, First Edition

Jones A. H. M (Edited By P. A. Brunt) - The Roman Economy: Studies in Ancient Economic and Administrative History

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Some light edge foxing but a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription. Pp.xi,450. A collection of essays the first part being general surveys, the second focussing on special problems of the later Roman Empire.
Published : Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1974, First Edition

Karaka D. F. - Chungking Diary

Hardback. A very good copy in cream linen. Paper title label. Ownership inscriptions. Pp.viii,223. Foreword by Edgar Snow. Chungking was General Chiang Kai-Shek's provisional capital during the second Sino-Japanese war and it was during this period that the autthor, an Indian journalist, visited the city. An uncommon title.
Published : Thacker & Co., Bombay 1942, Second Impression

Katrak, Sohrab K. H. - Who are the Parsees?

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. In a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge tears. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,[4],310. Illustrated. A book about Parsee history, religion and philosophy by an ex-Mayor of Karachi.
Published : Pakistan Herald Press, Karachi 1965, First Edition