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Nevinson Henry W. - The Dawn in Russia or Scenes in the Russian Revolution

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original red cloth lettered and decorated in black on the upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine. Spine a little faded. Fairly minor ink mark at foot of upper board. Small bookplate. Some, mainly fore-edge, foxing. Pp.xiv,349. 4 colour illustrations. 23 black and white illustrations. Folding map of Moscow at rear. The author was a special correspondent for The Daily Chronicle in Moscow at the time of the unsuccessful uprising of 1905-1906. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Harper & Brothers, London and New York 1906, First Edition
£230.00

Noelle, Christine - State and Tribe in Nineteenth-Century Afghanistan: The Reign of Amir Dost Muhammad Khan (1826-1863)

Hardback. A near fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xxiv,439. Frontispiece. 7 maps. 13 genealogical tables. "A thorough investigation of the sociopolitical circumstances" in 19th century Afghanistan.
Published : Curzon Press, Richmond 1997, First Edition
£65.00

Northey Major W. Brook and Morris Captain C.J. - The Gurkhas, Their Manners, Customs and Country

A very good copy in a good dustwrapper missing a piece from top of spine. A little foxing to page ends. 282pp. Many illustrations. Folding map.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1928, First Edition
£45.00

Nugent, Frank - Seek The Frozen Lands: Irish Polar Explorers 1740-1922

Hardback. 4to. A fine copy in a near fine dustwrapper which is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. Signed by the author on the half-title. Pp.x,292. Numerous black and white illustrations. Maps. "Epic stories of courage, endurance and tragedy - a stirring account of Ireland's remarkable role in Polar exploration. This book fills a huge gap in Irish history."
Published : The Collins Press, Wilton, Cork 2003, First Edition
£30.00

Ogilvie Campbell P. - Argentina from a British Point of View and Notes on Argentine Life

Hardback. A very good copy in light blue cloth with a white horizontal band and lettered in dark blue on the spine. Author's typed compliment slip loosely inserted. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 277 pages. 35 photographic illustrations. 4 diagrams.
Published : Wertheimer, Lea & Co, London 1910, First Edition
£20.00

Oliphant Laurence - The Russian Shores of the Black Sea in the Autumn of 1852 with a Voyage Down the Volga and a Tour Through the Country of the Don Cossacks

Hardback. A good plus copy in light brown blind-decorated cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Gift inscription on front fixed end-paper. A largely clean copy with little foxing. Lower front hinge tender. Pp.xii,[2],366 + 8pp publisher's catalogue. Tinted lithograph frontispiece and 33 illustrations. 2 maps. The author's journey was made just a year or so before the Crimean War.
Published : William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London 1853, First Edition
£80.00

Ommanney F. D. - Eastern Windows

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, complete, dustwrapper which shows some staining to the rear panel. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. 245 pages. 22 illustrations. The author was engaged on fishery research in the China Seas and writes of Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Published : Longmans, London 1960, First Edition
£15.00

Osborne, W.G. - The Court and Camp of Runjeet Sing

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on spine. In a yellow dustwrapper lettered and decorated in black which shows some fading especially to the spine (although the lettering is clear). The wrapper is complete with only minor edge tearing but with a trace internally of water staining and a little wrinkling. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. 236 pages including a new lengthy Introduction on the origin and rise of the Sikh Kingdom by Khushwant Singh. First published in 1840 the author was Military Secretary to the Governor-General of India. He "spent much time with Ranjit Singh, the remarkable. one-eyed, "Lion of the Punjab", and his description of the king and his people is one of the most lively to have survived."
Published : Oxford University Press, Karachi 1973, Reprint
£30.00

Page Jesse - Amid Greenland Snows or the Early History of Arctic Missions

Hardback. Nd. but school prize label on front fixed end-paper is dated session 1902-03. A good copy in the original cloth which is decorated on the spine and upper board. Some spots of fading to upper board. 160 pages + 24 page publisher's catalogue. Illustrated throughout. Map. The story of Christian Missions in the Arctic Regions.
Published : S. W. Partridge & Co, London, Second Edition. Tenth Thousand
£18.00

Palmer Francis H.E. - Austro-Hungarian Life in Town and Country

Hardback. 12mo. Nd.1903? A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and decorated on the upper board and spine. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,251. Frontispiece and 25 illustrations. An interesting study of life about 1900 in the old Austro-Hungarian Empire. One of "a series of books descriptive of the social and domestic life of our neighbours on the continent".
Published : George Newnes, London, First Edition
£25.00

Parrot, Dr. Friedrich - Journey to Ararat

Hardback. A very good copy in a modern brown half-cloth binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on spine on a black title-piece. New end-papers. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xii,375. Folding map. Woodcuts in text. The author was a German naturalist, traveller and pioneer of scientific mountaineering. In this book he recounts his first ascent of Mount Ararat. Included is a section of scientific papers resutling from the expedition.
Published : Longman Brown Green and Longmans, London 1845, First Edition
£450.00

Parsons Constance E. - A Tour in the Mysore State (Melkote to Gersoppa)

Hardback. A very good, clean, copy in brown boards with cream spine. Remains of wrapper loosely inserted. Bookplate. Pp.x,232. 18 illustrations. Folding map at rear (whixh is torn up one fold for approx. 5.5 inches).
Published : Humphrey Milford Oxford University Press, London 1931, First Edition
£15.00

Paton Rev. James (editor) - The Story of John G. Paton Told for Young Folks or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals

A very good copy in an attractive full leather binding with gilt decoration round the edges and on the spine. 5 raised bands on spine. Prize label on front fixed endpaper and emblem and motto of Edinburgh Institution (a school) engraved on upper board. 304pp. Portrait frontispiece. Map. Illustrations. Paton was a Scottish missionary to the New Hebrides.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1901, Tenth Edition
£28.00

Paton William Agnew - Down the Islands a Voyage to the Caribbees

A good copy. Spine a little faded. 301pp. Many illustrations.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1901,
£12.00

Patterson George N. - Tibet in Revolt

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is slightly chipped at the head of the spine. 197 pages. 19 illustrations. The story of the armed Tibetan revolt against Chinese rule in the late 1950s.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1960, First Edition
£15.00

Patterson R.H. - Essays in History and Art

A near vg copy in original green cloth lettered in gilt. Gift inscription on half-title. 526pp +adverts. Contains several essays on art and sculpture together with two essays on India ("Our Indian Empire", 72pp and "India: its Castes and Creeds, 100pp.), an essay on "The National Life of China", 84pp, and various others.
Published : William Blackwood, Edinburgh 1862, First Edition
£30.00

Paul K.T. - The British Connection with India

Hardback. A very good copy in a dustwrapper which has some edge chips. 224 pages. A study of 20th century British rule in India and the Indian National Movement. Foreword by the Earl of Ronaldshay.
Published : Student Christian Movement, London 1928, Second Edition
£10.00

Pfeiffer Ida - A Woman's Journey Round the World, from Vienna to Brazil, Chili, Tahiti, China, Hindostan, Persia, and Asia Minor

Hardback. Nd. c.1852. A good plus copy in the original blind-decorated boards, lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on spine. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xvi,[2],338. 12 tinted engravings. The author was an Austrian traveller and early female explorer. This is an account of a journey she made between 1846 and 1848.
Published : National Illustrated Library, London, Second Edition
£35.00

Pietri, Le Capitaine - Les Francais Au Niger Voyages et Combats

Hardback. A near very good copy in a dark green quarter leather binding with marbled boards. Four raised bands on spine which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Marbled endpapers. Rubbing to board edges. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xiv,438. 28 illustrations. Folding map at rear which is torn but complete. Text in French.
Published : Librairie Hachette, Paris 1885, First Edition
£40.00

Pinkerton Robert E. - Hudson's Bay Company

Hardback. A good copy in light blue cloth lettered in black. Ex libris plate on front fixed end-paper. Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. 320 pages. 12 illustrations.
Published : Thornton Butterworth, London 1932, First Edition
£10.00

Pinn Fred - The Road of Destiny Darjeeling Letters 1839

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 304 pages. Frontispiece and 8 plates. 3 maps. Described as "the first fully documented account of the beginnings of Darjeeling".
Published : Oxford University Press, Calcutta 1986, First Edition
£18.00

Pintner Walter McKenzie - Russian Economic Policy Under Nicholas 1

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xvi,291.
Published : Cornell University Press 1967, First Edition
£10.00

Playfair Lieut.-Colonel R.L. - Travels in the Footsteps of Bruce in Algeria and Tunis

Hardback. Large 4to. A fair copy in the original green boards lettered and decorated in gilt. Spine torn and worn but holding. All edges gilt. Remains of library label on front fixed end-paper, small label at foot of spine and an embossed library stamp on many pages.. Pp.x,300. 29 plates. Other illustrations. Two maps, including one folding. Travels through Algeria and Tunisia following the route taken by James Bruce.
Published : C. Kegan Paul & Co, London 1877, First Edition
£140.00

Ponting Herbert and Hurley Frank - 1910-1916 Antarctic Photographs. Scott, Mawson and Shackleton Expeditions

Hardback. Oblong 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 120 pages. Contains numerous captioned photographs by Herbert Ponting from Scott's expedition of 1910-1913 and by Frank Hurley from Mawson's expedition of 1911-1913 and Shackleton's expedition of 1914-1916. Foreword by Sir Vivian Fuchs. Introduction by Jennie Boddington.
Published : Macmillan, London 1979, First Edition
£25.00

Powell-Price J.C. - A History Of India

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper which shows some soiling to rear panel and some internal foxing. No ownership inscription. Moderate end-paper and a little edge foxing. Pp.xv,679. 25 maps. Many plates. Traces the history of the whole sub-continent of India from the earliest times until the beginning of the Second World War.
Published : Thoma Nelson & Sons Ltd., London 1958, Reprint
£10.00

Prentice Archibald - A Tour in the United States

A good copy in card covers with red cloth spine and title in black on upper board. Board slightly faded near spine. No inscriptions. Two or three words are missing on page 69 where there is a closed tear. 156 pages. Protected in a removable cover. The author had been editor of "The Manchester Times".
Published : Charles Gilpin, London 1848, First Edition
£50.00

Prentice Archibald - A Tour in the United States with Two Lectures on Emigration Delivered in the Mechanics' Institution Manchester

Hardback. 24mo. A very good copy in a blue full leather binding lettered in gilt. New end-papers. Bookplate. Ownership inscription. Pp.vi,217. Engraved title page. Folding map (two inch tear but complete).
Published : John Johnson, London 1850, Sixth Edition
£30.00

Prodgers C. H. - Adventures in Bolivia

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear at spine ends. No ownership inscription. A few spots of edge foxing. Pp.xvi,[6],232 + 8pp adverts. The 12 illustrations (including colour) are all present but 3 are loose or starting to come loose. The author was engaged by a rubber company in 1903 "to go and find out the conditions on which the Indians of Challana would tap rubber for them".
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1922, First Edition
£18.00

Pruszynski Xavier - Russian Year the Notebook of an Amateur Diplomat

Hardback. A very good copy in a good, slightly soiled, dustwrapper. Gift inscription. 189 pages. The story of a year spent in the Soviet Union by a Polish journalist during the Second World War.
Published : Roy Publishers, New York 1944, First Edition
£10.00

Purcell Victor - The Chinese in Malaya

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in silver. In a good dustwrapper which has small edge tears. No ownership inscription. Some edge foxing. Pp.xvi,327. Two folding maps at end. "This is the first history of the Chinese in Malaya. It carries the story from the time of the earliest contacts many centuries ago right down to the postwar period."
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1948, First Edition
£30.00

Rappoport Angelo S. - The Curse of the Romanovs: A Study of the Lives and the Reigns of Two Tsars Paul I and Alexander I of Russia: 1754-1825

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxiv,424. Numerous illustrations.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1907, First Edition
£25.00

Reigart, J. Franklin - The United States Album Embellished with the Arms of Each State and Other Appropraite Engravings, Containing the Autographs of the President and Cabinet, twenty-Eighth Congress, Supreme Court, Ministers and Other Officers of Government

Hardback. A good copy in full black leather lettered and attractively decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Rubbing to edges of boards. Rather heavy foxing. Unpaginated. Four colour plates. Contains the Arms of each State, facsimile signatures of the great and good of the USA in 1844,etc. Photographs available on request.
Published : J. Franklin Reigart, Lancaster City, Pennsylvania 1844, First Edition
£750.00

Richard Rod - Calling from Kashgar: a Journey Through Tibet

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is untorn and not price-clipped. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Stamped "Review Copy" on title page. 176 pages. 32 photographs. 2 maps. The story of a journey made in 1986 across West Tibet to Kashgar.
Published : Frontier Publishing, Norfolk 1990, First Edition
£10.00

Richards Audrey I. - Land, Labour and Diet in Northern Rhodesia : An Economic Study of the Bemba Tribe

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Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's black cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. Numerous illustrations throughout with maps at rear. Compliment Slip from Secretary of the International Institute tipped-in to front endpaper. Pp.xiv,[2],423.. Protected in a removabl.e cover.
Published : Oxford University Press for the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures, London 1939, First Edition
£40.00

Ritchie Leitch - Versailles (Heath's Picturesque Annual for 1839)

Hardback. A good plus copy in a quarter leather binding with gilt lettering and raised bands on spine. All edges gilt. A little wear to board tips. Marbled end-papers. No ownership inscription. Pp.vi,[2],256. 20 engravings. Moderate foxing to some plates (mainly round edges). A tipped-in slip states "Mr. Heath has great pleasure in submitting this first Specimen of Mr. Hancock's Patent method of Bookbinding, by which it will be seen that the Plates and Letter-press are exhibited with an effect that has not been hitherto attained".
Published : Longman, Orme, Brown, Green and Longmans, London 1839, First Edition
£90.00

Robertson, Ian - Los Curiosos Impertinentes: The Impertinent Curiosos: English Travellers in Spain, 1760-1855

Hardback. Large 4to. This edition limited to 2000 copies. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Comprises text in Spanish of 225 pages followed by an English text of 202 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour. A study of English travellers in Spain and their critical reaction to it. This is the first edition to contain the original English text. [Please note this is a very heavy book which will require extra postage].
Published : Vallehermoso 1992, Third Edition
£65.00

Robinson Rev. Charles Henry - Hausaland or Fifteen Hundred Miles Through the Central soudan

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. A little, mainly fore-edge, foxing. Hinges sound. Pp.xvi,303 + adverts. 16 full-page illustrations + illustrations in text. Folding map. Includes chapters on slavery and slave-trading, native medicines, flora and fauna etc as well as travel.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Co, London 1897, New Edition
£30.00

Ronaldshay, Earl of - India a Bird's-Eye View

Hardback. A good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. Remains of bookseller's label on upper board. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xiii,322 + adverts. 24 illustrations. Folding map. Essentially an introduction to aspects of Indian history and life.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1924, First Edition
£15.00

Ronaldshay, Earl of - Lands of the Thunderbolt Sikhim, Chumbi and Bhutan

A very good copy in beige cloth. A little rubbing at edges of boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xvii,267. 22 plates. Folding map. Both a travel journal and a study of Lamaism.
Published : Constable, London 1931, Reprint
£40.00

Roscoe John - The Soul of Central Africa. a General Account of the Mackie Ethnological Expedition

A good copy. Ex-college library but not badly marked. 336pp. Plates. Much on beliefs, customs and ceremonies of Central African tribes.
Published : Cassell, London 1922, First Edition
£58.00

Rosssabi Morris` - China and Inner Asia from 1368 to the Present Day

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth lettered in gilt on the psine and decorated in gilt on the upper board. No inscriptions. 4 black and white maps. 320 pages. A good dustwrapper which is faded on the rear panel, is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. "The regions to the north and west of China, which with Tibet, comprise Inner Asia (Mongolia, Manchuria, Sinklang and parts of Soviet Central Asia) have become ever more vital to China's economy and defence and have recently been a bone of contention between China and the Soviet Union."
Published : Thames & Hundson, London 1975, First Edition
£15.00

Rostovtzeff M. - The Social and Economic History of the Hellenistic World Volumes I and II

Hardbacks. Two very good volumes in good to very good dustwrappers. Vol.I, pp.xxiv,602. Vol.II,pp.viii, 603 - 1312. 112 plates. 11 figures. Described as "a very great book" this is a comprehensive history of the social and economic development of the Hellenistic world during the three centuries that followed the death of Alexander the Great. These two volumes contain the full main text and all the plates. There is a third volume, not offered here, containing Notes and Indexes.
Published : Oxford University Press 1964,
£50.00

Ruete, Emily - Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. 210 pages. Illustrated. The author was born in 1840 as Sayyida Salme, Princess of Zanzibar and Oman. She was the daughter of Sultan Said the Great and a Circassian slave. This autobiography provides "countless absorbing insights into everyday life in the harem and palaces, at a time when Zanzibar was at the height of its influence--."
Published : Gallery Publications, Zanzibar 2000,
£12.00

Russell Robert - North America Its Agriculture and Climate Containing Observations on the Agriculture and Climate of Canada, the United States and the Island of Cuba

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original boards which are a little spotted. Re-backed with new end-papers. Pp.[viii],390 +14pp adverts. Folding frontispiece map. 8 plates/meteorological maps. Tables and illustrations in the text. Generally quite clean although with some spotting to half-title and title pages. A little pencil marking in text.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1857, First Edition
£50.00