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Nd. c. early 1930's? A rather battered ex-library reading copy. 312pp. 16 illustrations. Double-page map and map front end-papers. Narrates a journey through Tibet in 1918.
Published : Seeley Service &Co, London, First Edition
A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Some fading to spine.Pp.viii,342 + 2pp adverts. 6 folding city plans. 2 folding panoramas. 6 folding maps (including general map of Switzerland at end which has a two inch tear). 4 plates.
Published : Cesar Schmidt, Zurich 1894,
Hardback. 4to. A good copy. Black cloth spine. Light tan boards. 210 pages + 2pp adverts. 12 colour plates. 102 black and white illustrations. Text in German and English. A study of Shintoism.
Published : Kurt Schroeder, Bonn and Leipzig 1923, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has fairly minor edge chips and tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Pp.xx,260. 114 photographs. 4 maps (one folding). 8 figures. "This is mainly the story of the British Museum (Natural History) Expedition to South-West Arabia, told in non-technical language; also a brief review of the Yemen's place in Arabian history and art, its immediate importance and potentialities." This edition makes corrections to the first edition and adds further information.
Published : John Murray, London 1947,
Hardback. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small closed edge tear. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiii,442. 8 maps. A scholarly account of the political, administrative and military history of Virginia during the American Revolution.
Published : The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 1989,
Hardback. A good copy which has been rebound in a red half-leather binding with raised bands on the spine and gilt lettering on a black title-piece. Unfortunately lacks the map and one illustration (at page 226). Other plates and illustrations present although one is mis-placed. Pp.xviii,455. Contains "accounts of explorations beyond the Zambesi, on the river Chobe, and in the Matabele and Mashuna countries, with full notes upon the natural history and present distribution of all the large mammalia".
Published : Richard Bentley & Son, London 1895,
A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. pp. xiv, 318 + 8pp adverts. 50 maps and diagrams.
Published : Methuen, London 1930,
A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. A little fore-edge foxing but otherwise a clean copy with no ownership inscription. 194pp. Frontispiece and 8 illustrations. Stories of life among the Bantu of Southern Africa.
Published : James Clarke & Co, London 1937, First Edition
A good copy in the original cloth which is lettered in gilt on the spine and in red on the decorated upper board. Stamped "Presentation Copy" on the front fixed end-paper. 160 pages. Illustrated with photographs. A jourmey through the Gironde more than a century ago.
Published : Digby Long & Co, London 1910,
Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Front board a little ink marked. Small bookplate of Robert Napier (with the family crest and motto of Dumbartonshire Napiers and therefore possibly the famous Clyde marine engineer). Pp.x,313 + 6pp publisher's adverts. Two double-page coloured plans of the Battle of Waterloo at the end.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1853, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which is a little spotted and with minor fraying at head of spine. Pp.xxvi,307. Tables, graphs, maps and statistical appendices. A detailed and authoritative survey of the development of Burma's rice industry.
Published : University of Malaya Press 1968, First Edition
A good copy in soft maroon leather covers. Small tear at head of spine. 96 pages.
Published : Simpkin Marshall & Co, London 1866, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's light tan cloth with illustration and title in dark brown on front board. Spine darkened. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. 8 black and white photographs. Heavy foxing on tissue guard protecting frontispiece and moderate foxing elsewhere. Small piece missing top of page 97/98 not affecting text. 361 pages. Publisher's 8 page catalogue at rear. Protected in a removable cover.,
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1906, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little wear and tear at the edges. 349 pages. Frontispiece and 12 illustrations. Folding map. A study of Prince Potemkin, the outstanding Russian statesman of the time of Catherine the Great.
Published : Thornton Butterworth, London 1939,
Hardback. A very good copy in a modern quarter leather binding lettered in gilt on a maroon title-piece. New end-papers. Lacks half-title. Pp.,1-200, 209-572 + 20pp Index. (The work is complete despite the jump in pagination). Some browning and a little foxing but a decent copy.
Published : W. Rogers and Abel Roper et al, London 1698,
Hardback. A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,424. The story of the rise and fall of apartheid and a study of the attitudes of all races in South Africa.
Published : Heinemann, London 1990,
A good copy in the original brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. Piece of surface of cloth (4cm x 1cm) has been lost at foot of spine. Previous owner's ex libris plate on front free end-paper. Pp.xxxi,658 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Lacks frontispiece portrait of the author. All other illustrations present. 2 maps including folding map in rear pocket. A classic account of exploration to the interior of Africa. Photographs available on request.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1863, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's brown cloth with title in cream on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Some staining to endpapers. Many maps and tables. 282 pages. Fair only dustwrapper which has a number of chips and tears. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles 1952, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which shows some wear to the spine, wear and tear to the edges and the trace of a smallish label having been removed from the front cover. Gift inscription. 263 pages. 166 maps including colour. The story of the mapping of the Aegean Sea or the Greek Archipelago.
Published : Olkos Ltd., Athens 1985, First Edition
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear. 263 pages. 166 maps including colour. A comprehensive study of the mapping of the Aegean Sea.
Published : Olkos Ltd., Athens 1985, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xvi,194. 29 illustrations. "This is the first book written in English tracing the enthralling history of Central Norway and its powerful archbishopric from early times until the German invasion of 1940".
Published : George Allen & Unwin Ltd, London 1953, First Edition
A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Some wear to spine ends with a little of the surface rubbed off. Trace of a book-plate or label having been removed from front fixed end-paper. A little foxing. Pp.vii,312. "In this volume will be found all the information concerning the place and the people that I have been able to collect during a residence of six years." An uncommon title.
Published : Charing Cross Publishing Company, London 1878, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy. No ownership inscription and little foxing. 296 pages. The book is in three Parts entitled respectively "London", "The Paris of Today" and "Under the Iron Heel" (dealing with the Kaiser's Germany). The latter two Parts are (I think) published here for the first time although this is Volume II of the Memorial edition of the author's works.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1901,
Hardback. A very good, bright, copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt. Fore-edge untrimmed and a little foxed. Some browning to end-papers but internally clean. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 343 pages. The title continues: "Being an Account of Experiences and Observations in the Marquesas, Paumotus and Gilbert Islands in the Course of Two Cruises on the Yacht "Casco" (1888) and the Schooner "Equator" (1889)."
Published : Chatto and Windus, London 1900,
Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Cloth showing a little edge wear. Hinges tender. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. 257 pages + 6pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and other illustrations. Sub-titled "A Narrative of the Adventures of a Party of Yale Students During a Summer Vacation in Europe, with Knapsack and Alpenstock, and the Incidents of a Voyage to Rotterdam and Return Taken in the Steerage".
Published : G. W. Carleton & Co, New York 1880, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in grey cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. A little rubbing to spine ends and edges. Small gift inscriotion on front free end-paper. Pp.xii,343. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and numerous other illustrations. Two maps, including one folding. A classic of the Canadian Rockies.
Published : Longmans, Green & Co, London 1903, First Edition
A very good copy in the original blind-stamped brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription and little foxing. Largely unopened. Pp.vii,363,ccxxxiii. Three tissue-guarded coloured lithographs including frontispiece. Black and white illustrations. Folding map. The author was surgeon to the expedition which went in search of Sir John Frankiln whose expedition to discover the North-West Passage had gone missing. Photographs available on request.
Published : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1852, First Edition
A good copy in red cloth. Spine a little faded. Some mainly fore-edge and end-paper foxing. Bookplate. Pp.xiv,374. Many maps and illustrations.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1935,
Illustrated by Michael Foreman.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's turquoise cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Profusely illustrated. 118 pages + 1 page Glossary. Very good dustwapper which is protected in a removable cover.The Polynesian sailors who discovered New Zealand - Land of the Long White Cloud- brought with them their spirit of adventure, the kumara or sweet potato, and a treasure-store of myths, poems and chants.
Published : Pavilion Books, London 1989, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in dark blue cloth lettered in gilt in a good dustwrapper. Not foxed and no ownership inscription. Pp.xi,283. 6 plates. 4 maps. A study of the Emperor Asoka against the background of Mauryan civilisation in India during the fourth and third centuries B.C.
Published : Oxford University Press 1961, First Edition
Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in blind-stamped purple cloth lettered in gilt on the spines which are evenly faded. Hinges sound. No ownership inscription. A little early and late foxing but generally clean. Many pages unopened. Vol.I pp.ix,, 331. Vol. II, pp.vii,,368. Maps and illustrations (some folding) as called for. Bound in to Vol. II are 16pp from the Land Regulations of the Province of Auckland of 1859 relative to immigration and land orders for special settlements.
Published : John Murray, London 1859,
Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which has one small edge tear. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Hinges sound. Pp.xxiv,369. Coloured map of Java on front and rear end-papers. 34 attractive colour plates at end of book. First published in 1815 the book contains not only "evocative descriptions of the bloody battles and knife-edge diplomacy surrounding the British invasion of Java" but also a statistical and historical sketch of Java.
Published : Periplus Editions, Singapore 1993,
. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has edge tears and two smallish chips. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xi,272. 61 photographs. 7 maps. Describes journeys to the Langtang Himal, the Annapurna Himal and to the Nepal side of Everest.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1952, First Edition
. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows smallish edge chips and wear. Ownership inscription on front free end-paper. Pp.xv,247. Tables. Maps. Illustrations. Described as "the first sociological account in English of modern Icelandic society and the forces that have shaped it" and as "a useful analysis of a significant and little known national culture."
Published : Icelandic Review 1980, First Edition
Hardback. A near very good copy in salmon coloured cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and in blind on the upper board. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. End-papers browned. No ownership inscription. 342 pages + 10pp publisher's adverts. 38 illustrations. Folding map at rear.
Published : Seeley, Service & Co., London 1912,
A very good copy in a dustwrapper which is chipped and torn at the edges and shows signs of water damage to the spine. 190pp. Frontis and 4 illus. The autobiography of an African journalist, prospector and gold miner.
Published : Hutchinson, London 1956, First Edition
Hardback. A good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in black on spine which is faded. Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Endpapers browned. Profusely illustrated in black and white. 7 maps.pp.xv, 387 pages.Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Longmans,Green & Co., London 1914,
Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Top ege gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xxiv,420. Numerous photographic illustrations. Two folding maps. Introduction by Baron Heyking. Includes climbing and exploration in the Altai Mountains.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1905, First Edition
A good copy. Boards a little faded. A little edge and end-paper foxing but generally clean internally. Pp.xi,274. 4 illustrations. Introduction and Notes by the editors.
Published : Manchester University Press 1932, First Edition
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and which has one smallish closed tear on the rear panel. Ownership inscription. Pp.xi,234. 12 plates. 6 maps. This is a comprehensive picture of the Sierra Leone diamond industry during the years covered when the country experienced a major diamond rush.
Published : Oxford University Press 1965, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which has minor edge wear and tear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.ix,270. 19 illustrations. The story of Ibn Sa'ud and the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Published : John Murray, London 1957, First Edition
Nd.c.1922. 4to. A good copy in red cloth which shows some fading to upper board. Pp.57,, + adverts. Many illustrations. Text in English and Dutch. The object of the book is "a resume of the historic relations between the Netherlands and South Africa which have now so definitely been sealed by the establishment of the Holland-South-Africa line".
Published : Bernard Houthakker, Amsterdam, First Edition
A very good copy in a good complete dustwrapper. A little foxing to page ends. 306pp. Illustrated. The story of Polar exploration.
Published : Hamish Hamijlton, London 1964, First Edition
Hardback. A good plus copy in the original green cloth lettered and attractively decorated in gilt on the spine (which is a little faded). "Nineteenth edition, corrected, with extensive additions, to the present time." Ownership inscription dated 1859 on title page. Pp.xii,444. Frontispiece. An account of the countries of Europe written for older children of the early Victorian era.
Published : Simpkin Marshall & Co et al, London 1850,
4to. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.viii,280. Many illustrations including colour. This is a review of the major international developments in Antarctic sciense.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1987, First Edition
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