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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

Jones Stinton - Russia in Revolution Being the Experiences of an Englishman in Petrograd During the Upheaval

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in black. Fading to spine. Pages browned due to cheap wartime paper. Pp.x,[6],279 + 4pp publisher's adverts. 15 (of 16) photographic illustrations, lacking the illustration at page 72. The author lived in Russia from 1905 to 1917 and had an office on Nevsky Prospect at the heart of the February Revolution of 1917. He says "I was thus able to see things as they really happened, and from my numerous friends on the Revolutionary Committee and in the Duma was able to obtain authentic information as to the happenings at Headquarters."
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1917, First Edition

Kaplan, Joanna Overing - The Piaroa : A People of the Orinoco Basin

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. Neat ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xi,[5],236. Frontispiece, diagrams, tables, genealogical charts and maps. An ethnographical account of the Piaroa, a little-known Amerindian people who live in the tropical forest along the middle reaches of the Orinoco Basin.
Published : Oxford University Press 1975, 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

Kathish, Hatashil Masha (Edited By Wm. Engledow Harbord) - The Ethiopia Valley: The History, Religion and Customs of the People Called the Dinkas (Soudan, N.E. Central Africa)

Hardback. Nd. Early 20th century. A good copy in green cloth lettered in silver on the upper board. Mark on lower board. Textblock a little loose. 64 pages. Illustrated. The author, himself a Dinka, was captured as a child and sold into slavery by Arab slave traders. He was later released and taken to England. A scarce title.
Published : C. Caswell, Birmingham,

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

Kenney Rowland - The Northern Tangle Scandinavia and the Post-War World

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xii,255. Eight maps. Described as "a study of the histyory of the Scandinavian countries, their different parts in the World War, and their problems in the post-war world".
Published : J.M. Dent & Sons, London 1946, First Edition

Kerr Dr. Robert - Pioneering in Morocco: a Record of Seven Years' Medical Mission Work in the Palace and the hut

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and little foxing. 251 pages. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations. The author narrates his experiences of treating sick Moslems and Jews and at the same time attempting to convert them to Christianity.
Published : H.R. Allenson, London 1894, First Edition

Kerr-Waller Elizabeth - In Search of Zoroaster

Softback. A very good copy with illustrated front cover. Map illustrated front and rear end-papers. Black and white illustrations..Gift inscription signed by Elizabeth Kerr-Waller. 338 pages. A fascinating book covering the author's travels to Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Goa, Nepal, and Kashmir.
Published : Kerr-Waller, Surbiton, Surrey 2000, First Edition

Khan Abdul Majed - The Transition in Bengal, 1756-1775: A Study of Saiyid Muhammad Reza Khan

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xvi,376. Frontispiece. Two maps. A study of Bengal at the time of transition from Mughal administration to British administration.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1969, First Edition

Khurana, G. - British Historiography on the Sikh Power in the Punjab

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. Pp.ix,159. This is an evaluation of 19th century British writings on the Sikhs in the Punjab, looking at the factors that influenced the writers, the political and economic climate in which they worked, the extent to which they were able to be objective about an alien society etc.
Published : mansell Publishing, London 1985, First Edition

Kirk, Dr. John (Edited By Reginald Foskett) - The Zambesi Journal and Letters of Dr. John Kirk 1858-63 [Two Volumes Complete]

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt. In very good dustwrappers which are not price-clipped and which are now protected in clear, removable sleeves. One word ownership stamp on front fixed end-paper of each volume hidden by the inner flap of each dustwrapper, otherwise a nice clean set. 636 pages. 19 plates. The Journal and Letters "give a day to day account of the progress of the Government Expedition to the Zambesi (1858-63) which was led by David Livingstone ---. The author was the Botanist and Medical Officer to the Expedition."
Published : Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh and London 1965, First Edition

Kitto J. - The Tahtar Tribes

Hardback. Nd. 24mo. A good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Small bookplate of Peter Hopkirk. the author and journalist. 192 pages. A study of the Tartar tribes of Persia and Turkey.
Published : The Religious Tract Society, London,

Knight, W. (Editor) - Scenes and Incidents of Missionary Labour

Hardback. A fair copy in dark blue blind-stamped cloth. Gift inscription. All edges gilt. Binding coming loose so essentially a reading/rebinding copy. Unpaginated but approx. 175 pages. Many interesting full-page black and white illustration. Covers the work of the Church Missionary Society in China, India, Japan, Africa etc.
Published : Seeley Jackson and Halliday, London 1860, First Edition

Kolbe Eduard (Translated By Lascelles Wraxall) - Recollections of Russia During Thirty-Three Years' Residence By a German Nobleman

Hardback. A very good copy in a full leather binding which is decorated in gilt and with gilt lettering on a maroon title--piece. Logo of a 19th century Edinburgh private school on upper board. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. 328 pages.
Published : Thomas Constable, Edinburgh 1855, First English Edition

Korff, Baron M. - The Accession of Nicholas 1. Compiled By Special Command of the Emperor Alexander 11

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Ends bumped. Possible traces of a label having been removed from upper board. 304 pages + 16pp. adverts. The official account of the events following the death of Emperor Alexander 1 and the accession of Nicholas1 in December 1825. The first two impressions of this book were printed in very small numbers. This was the first impression available to the public.
Published : John Murray, London 1857, Third Impression

Korolenko V.G. (Translated By R. F. Christian) - Korolenko's Siberia

Hardback. 12mo. A good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The book is very good except for rubbing to the cloth along the bottom edge. Internally a nice clean copy with no foxing or ownership inscription. 184 pages. Three short stories, part fact, part fiction which date from the years 1879-1885 which Korolenko spent in exile in Siberia.
Published : Liverpool University Press 1954, First Edition

Kossman E.H. And Mellink A.f. (Editors) - Texts Concerning the Revolt of the Netherlands (Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics)

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xii,295. The volume contains sixty-seven fragments of pamphlets, letters, treaties and other documents concerning the Revolt of the Netherlands between 1566 and 1588 against King Philip II of Spain.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1974, First Edition

Kot Stanislaw - Conversations with the Kremlin and Dispatches from Russia

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear.,285. The author was Polish Ambassador to the USSR in 1941 and 1942. The book consists of Reports of his conversations with various members of the Soviet Government including Stalin together with extracts of his Reports to General Sikorski and other members of the Polish Government in London.
Published : Oxford University Press 1963, First Edition

Kristeva, Julia - About Chinese Women

Hardback. A fine copy in a near fine, price-clipped, dustwrapper. 203 pages. Eleven illustrations. A study of Chinese women in both the past and present.
Published : Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd, London 1977, First English Edition

Kubly Herbert - Stranger in Italy

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions and not foxed. 381 pages. Good plus dustwrapper with some edge wear and tear. The wrapper is not price-clipped and protected in a removable cover. An American's view of mid-20th century Italy after spending 14 months travelling round the country.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1955, First Edition

Kueh Y.Y., Chai Joseph C. H. and Fan Gang - Industrial Reform and Macroeconomic Instability in China

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,325. Deals with China's economic transition to a market-based system, the fight aganist inflation and the problems faced by giant state-owned enterprises.
Published : Oxford University Press 1999, First Edition

Lady Nugent (Edited By Philip Wright) - Lady Nugent's Journal of Her Residence in Jamaica from 1801 to 1805

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a few edge creases and tears. Bookplate and ownership inscription. Pp.xxxiv,331. 20 illustrations. Folding map. Endpaper maps. Genealogical Table. Lady Nugent's husband was Governor of Jamaica. Her diary describes life among the slave owning colonial gentry.
Published : Institute of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica 1966, Fourth (Revised) Edition

Landsman, Ned C. - Scotland and Its First American Colony, 1683-1765

Hardback. A very good copy in a complete, untorn dustwrapper which shows some browning. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.xiv,360. 7 maps. A study of the Scottish lowland settlers of eastern and central New Jersey, "Scotland's first successful American colony and -- their story within a comparative and transatlantic context."
Published : Princeton University Press 1985, First Edition

Lane, Edward William - An Account of the Manner and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, Written in Egypt During the Years 1833,-34, and -35, Partly from Notes Made During a Former Visit to That Country in the Years 1825,-26,-27, and -28

Hardbacks. A near very good two volume set in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spines. Spines a little faded but quite clear. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Small ink-mark to the fore-edge of volume II. Vol. I,pp.xxiv,472. 61 illustrations. Vol. II,,[1],450. 67 illustrations. A detailed and authoritative account of Egyptian life in the first half of the 19th century.
Published : Charles Knight & Co, London 1842, The Third Edition with Large Additions a

Lawrence Peter - The Garia an Ethnography of a Traditional Cosmic System in Papua New Guinea

A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is part-faded but otherwise very good. A smallish ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxv,276. Plates, maps, figures, genealogies and tables. An etnographic study of one of the peoples of Papua New Guinea.
Published : Manchester University Press 1984, First Edition

Lepszy Leonard - Cracow the Royal Capital of Ancient Poland : Its History and Antiquities

Hardback. A good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and front board. A little wear to spine ends. No ownership inscription and only a little foxing. Pp.xv,210. Frontispiece and 98 illustrations.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1912, First Edition

Lesley Susan I. - Recollections of My Mother

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth with gilt spine lettering on a red leather titlepiece. Patterned end-papers. A label on the front fixed end-paper states that the book was donated to the Carnegie Library, Clashmore (in the Scottish Highlands) by Mrs. Carnegie. There are no library markings in the book. There is a pencilled inscription by Mrs. Carnegie (I assume the wife of Andrew Carnegie) on the front end-paper. 496 pages. This is a memoir of Mrs. Anne Jean Lyman who lived with her husband, Judge Lyman, in the New England town of Northampton. It is an interesting sketch of the social life of New England in the first half of the 19th century.
Published : Press of Geo. H. Ellis, Boston 1886, First Unlimited Edition

Leys Thomson W. - A Weird Region: New Zealand Lakes,Terraces, Geysers, and Volcanoes with an Account of the Eruption of Tarawera

Softback. A very good copy in brown covers decorated on the upper cover. 56 pages + double-page map and adverts. Folding colour frontispiece with smallish edge tear. Numerous black and white illustrations. A book on the Rotorua area of the North Island of New Zealand.
Published : The Brett Printing and Publishing Company, Auckland 1923, New Edition, Completely Revised

Lincoln Abraham (Kennedy John P. And Bliss Alexander, Editors) - The Gettysburg Address in Autograph Leaves of Our Country's Authors

Hardback. 4to. A good copy in the original dark brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Some wear to spine ends and tearing to the cloth at join of spine and upper board. Some wear to board tips. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Top edge gilt. 199 pages. Two illustrations. This was a work produced for charity, the editors obtaining examples from the works of the country's leading authors written in their own hand which are here produced in facsimile. Among those included are Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville, Henry Longfellow etc. However the editors also asked Abraham Lincoln for a copy of his Gettysburg Address which had been deliverd in November 1863 and which is now regarded as one of the finest examples of public oratory in the English language. Lincoln supplied this, which is the fifth and (so far as is known) final copy he provided of the Address. "Because of the apparent care in its preparation, and in part because Lincoln provided a title and signed and dated this copy, it has become the standard version of the address - - -. It is the version that is inscribed on the South Wall of the Lincoln Memorial. This draft is now displayed in the Lincoln room of the White House - - -". Accordingly this book contains, in facsimile, the first publication of what may be regarded as the definitive version of the Gettysburg Address.
Published : Cushings & Bailey, Baltimore 1864, First Edition Thus

Lindsay Hugh Hamilton; Gutzlaff Karl Friedrich August - Report of Proceedings on a Voyage to the Northern Ports of China in the Ship Lord Amherst Extracted from Papers, Printed By Order of the House of Commons, Relating to the Trade with China

A good copy in the original plain cloth boards. The paper title label is torn but virtually complete. Fairly substantial tears at the joins of the spine with upper and lower boards. Internally the book bears the label on the front paste-down of "Fasque", which was the Scottish home of the Gladstone family. The title page is not preceded by a free end-paper or half-title but there is no evidence of these having been removed. Some, mainly end-paper and fore-edge, foxing. 296 pages. Pages 1-267 are the Report of Mr. H.H. Lindsay and pages 269-296 comprise the Report by the Rev. Mr. Gutzlaff. In 1832 the British East India Company sent the "Lord Amherst" along the northern shores of China on a commercial mission with the aim of opening up new markets for Britain. Hugh Hamilton Lindsay was in charge of the mission and Karl Friedrich August Gutzlaff was the interpreter. The mission was rebuffed at all the ports at which it called and was told at Shanghai that the right of trade could only be allowed at Canton. This report of the mission is scarce in first edition.
Published : B. Fellowes, London 1833, First Edition

Lobo Father Jerome - A Voyage to Abyssinia

Hardback. 24mo. A very good copy in the original cloth. Ownership inscription. Little foxing. 192 pages. The author, a Portuguese priest, spent nine years in Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), from 1624, his purpose being to convert the Abyssinians to Catholicism. Translated from the French by Samuel Johnson. A volume in the Cassell's National Library series.
Published : Cassell, London 1887,

Long, Col. C. Chaille - Central Africa : Naked Truths of Naked People. An Account of Expeditions to the Lake Victoria Nyanza and the Makraka Niam-Niam, West of the Bahr-El-Abiad (White Nile)

Hardback. A fair copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt and decorated in gilt and black. Spine shows fading and wear to ends. Some edge and front end-paper foxing. Lacks rear end-paper. Pp.xv,[I],330 + 24 page publisher's catalogue dated April 1876. 19 (of 21) plates lacking the frontispiece and one other plate. Folding map. The author was the second westerner to visit Lake Victoria and the discoverer of Lake Kyoga. Photograph available on request.
Published : Sampson Low Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1876, First Edition

Longridge George - A History of the Oxford Mission to Calcutta

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Neat gift inscription. Moderate foxing. Pp.xxiv,222. 32 plates (all present but one coming loose). This second edition has been revised and abridged by W.H. Hutton.
Published : A.R. Mowbray & Co, London 1910, Second Edition

Lord Nugent - Lands Classical and Sacred

A good two volume set in the original dull green boards lettered in gilt on spine. Boards and end-papers of volume 1 show evidence of damp-staining. Vol.1 pp.vii,353. Vol.11 pp.vii,336. Plans. Illustrations. Partly unopened. The journal of a tour to Athens,Egypt, the Holy Land and Syria.
Published : Charles Knight & Co., London 1845, First Edition

Lorinczy Gyorgy - A Budai Var

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. 84 black and white photographs of the Budai Var area of Budapest by the photographer of the acclaimed "New York, New York". Text in Hungarian.
Published : Corvina, Budapest 1967, First Edition

Lorinczy Gyorgy - Sopron

Hardback. A very good copy in illustrated laminated boards. 123 photographs of the Hungarian city of Sopron by the acclaimed avant-garde photographer of "New York, New York". Text in Hungarian.
Published : Corvina, Budapest 1971, First Edition

Lorinczy Gyorgy - Szentendre

Hardback. A very good copy in laminated boards. A little wear at spine ends. 116 black and white photographs of the charming Hungarian town of Szentendre by the acclaimed avant-garde photographer of "New York, New York." Text in Hungarian.
Published : Corvina, Budapest 1973, First Edition