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Simpson James - Paris After Waterloo : Notes Taken at the Time and Hitherto Unpublished Including a Revised Edition - the Tenth - of A Visit to Flanders and the Field

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
£170.00

Siok-Hwa Cheng - The Rice Industry of Burma 1852-1940

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
£50.00

Skeat, Walter (Collected and Translated By) - Fables & Folk-Tales from an Eastern Forest

Illustrated by F.H. Townsend.
Hardback. A very good copy in white cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board. Some soiling to the boards and darkening to the spine. Top edge gilt. Some browning and foxing to end-papers but otherwise a clean copy internally with no ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,92. 10 full-page illustrations (including a map) and small tail-pieces. "The Tales contained in this little volume were taken down from the lips of the Malay peasantry, in the twilight of their own tropical jungle, during the progress of the Cambridge Expedition of 1899 through the remoter States of the Malay Peninsula."
Published : Cambridge University Press 1901, First Edition
£34.00

Slesser Malcolm - The Andes are Prickly

Hardback. A good plus copy in a good dustwrapper which is a little rubbed and with minor edge tears. Some edge foxing. Internally very good. 254 pages. 31 photographs. 4 maps. A book of travels in Peru with the Scottish Andean expedition.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1966, First Edition
£10.00

Smith Arthur H. - Chinese Characteristics

Hardback. Nd. 1902? A good plus copy in the original cloth lettered in gilt and decorated on the spine and upper board. 342 pages. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations (one loose). Comprises a chapter each on individual charcteristics such as politeness, the disregard of time, the absence of nerves, contempt for foreigners etc. This edition has marginal and new illustrations.
Published : Oliphant Anderson & Ferrier, London and Edinburgh, Enlarged and Revised Edition
£20.00

Smith Goldwin - The Civil War in America: An Address Read at the Last Meeting of the Manchester Union and Emancipation Society

A good copy in soft maroon leather covers. Small tear at head of spine. 96 pages.
Published : Simpkin Marshall & Co, London 1866, First Edition
£20.00

Smith Rev. Haskett, M.A. F.R.G.S. - Patrollers of Palestine

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
£20.00

Soloveytchik George - Potemkin a Picture of Catherine's Russia

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, Reprint
£5.00

Sousa, Emanuel De Faria y (Translated and Continued Down to This Present Year 1698 By Capt. John Stevens) - The History of Portugal, from the First Ages of the World, to the Late Great REVOLUTION, Under King JOHN IV in the Year MDCXL

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.[22],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, First English Edition
£280.00

Sowerby R.R. - Sowerby of China - Arthur de Carle Sowerby F.R.G.S., F.Z.S.

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is now protected by a clear removable sleeve. Pp.[viii],58. Six illustrations including a folding genealogical table. The biography of a pioneer naturalist in China who was also a scientist, explorer, author artist and editor.
Published : Titus Wilson & Son, Kendal 1956, First Edition
£18.00

Sparks, Allister - The Mind of South Africa

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, Reprint
£10.00

Speke John Hanning - Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

Hardback. 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
£180.00

Spencer J.E. - Land And People in the Philippines: Geographic Problems in Rural Economy

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
£22.00

Sphyroeras Vasilis & Others - Maps and Map-Makers of the Aegean

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
£10.00

Sphyroeras Vasilis & Others - Maps and Map-Makers of the Aegean

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
£11.00

St Clair, William - That Greece Might Still Be Free : The Philhellenes in the War of Independence

Hardback. A vrery good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some wear and tear. Bookplate. Pp.viii,412. Colour and black and white plates. Maps. This is the story of the foreign volunteers who fought for Greece in her fight for independence from Turkey.
Published : Oxford University Press 1972, First Edition
£16.00

Stagg Frank Noel - The Heart of Norway: a History of the Central Provinces

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
£18.00

Stamer W.J.A. - Dolce Napoli. Naples: Its Streets, People, Fetes, Pilgrimages, Environs Etc

Hardback. 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
£58.00

Steevens G.W. - Glimpses of Three Nations

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,
£40.00

Stewart,A.T.Q. - The Pagoda War: Lord Dufferin and the Fall of the Kingdom of Ava, 1885-6

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. 223 pages. 14 plates. 2 maps. The story of the annexation of Upper Burma to the British Empire in 1885.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1972, First Edition
£12.00

Stokes Frederick A. - College Tramps

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
£25.00

Strachan Michael - The Life and Adventures of Thomas Coryate

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine (but leaving the lettering clearly readable) and with a not very noticeable stain at the foot of the spine. Light edge foxing. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Pp.x,317. Illustrations. Maps. Coryate, a contemporary of Shakespeare, "was one of the most tireless, inquisitive and courageous of English travellers."
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1962, First Edition
£28.00

Sutherland Peter C. - Journal of a Voyage in Baffin's Bay and Barrow Straits, in the Years 1850-1851, Performed By H.M. Ships "Lady Franklin" and "Sophia," Under the Command of Mr. William Penny, in Search of the Missing Crews of H.M. Ships Erebus and Terror - Vol. II

Hardback. 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
£350.00

Sykes Brigadier-General Sir Percy - A History of Exploration from the Earliest Times To the Present Day

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, Second Edition
£10.00

Tanner, Howard; Cox, Philip - Restoring Old Australian Houses & Buildings : An Architectural Guide

Hardback. Square 4to. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which has a couple of edge tears. 212 pages. Over 300 illustrations. A guide to early Australian architecture and its restoration.
Published : Macmillan 1975, First Edition
£15.00

Te Kanawa, Kiri - Land of the Long White Cloud, Maori Myths, Tales and Legends

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
£25.00

Temple Sir Richard - Men and Events of My Time in India

A good copy in red cloth which is faded on the spine. A little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xvii,526 + 32pp adverts dated October 1881. This is an account of men the author knew and events with which he was acquainted during his time in India between 1847 and 1880.
Published : John Murray, London 1882, First Edition
£70.00

Thapar Romila - Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

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
£30.00

Thomson Arthur S. - The Story of New Zealand: Past and Present - Savage and Civilized (Two volumes)

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,[1], 331. Vol. II, pp.vii,[1],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,
£170.00

Thorn Major William - The Conquest of Java

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,
£35.00

Tilman H.W. - Nepal Himalaya

Hardback. 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
£40.00

Tomasson Richard F. - Iceland The First New Society

Hardback. 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
£15.00

Tremlett Rex - Road to Ophir the Autobiography of a Prospector

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
£6.00

Trevelyan George Macaulay - Garibaldi's Defence of the Roman Republic 1848-9

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, New Impression
£25.00

Turnbull A.R.R. - Tales from Natal Stories About Boers and Blacks

A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in black. Small bookplate. 182 pages. Seven tales. A nice copy.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1901, First Edition
£20.00

Turner Samuel - Siberia a Record of Travel, Climbing and Exploration

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
£130.00

Tyson Moses and Guppy Henry (Editors) - The French Journals of Mrs. Thrale and Doctor Johnson

Hardback. 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
£12.00

Van Der Laan, H.L. - The Sierra Leone Diamonds an Economic Study Covering the Years 1952-1961

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
£14.00

Van Der Meulen, D. - The Wells of Ibn Sa'ud

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
£20.00

Verster J.F.L. De Balbian - Holland - South-Africa an Historical Account of Shipping and Commercial Relations in Old and Modern Days

Nd.c.1922. 4to. A good copy in red cloth which shows some fading to upper board. Pp.57,[6], + 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
£25.00

Victor Paul-Emile - Man and the Conquest of the Poles

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
£12.00

Vulliamy C.E. (Editor) - The Letters of the Tsar to the Tsaritsa, 1914-1917 Translated By A.L. Hynes from the Official Edition of the Romanov Correspondence and Now Published for the First Time in England

A very good copy in the original red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine and upper board. Spine slightly faded. Some fairly light fore-edge foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xv,324. There are Notes and an Index by the editor and an Introduction by C. T. Hagberg Wright.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1929, First Edition
£40.00

Wakefield Priscilla - The Juvenile Travellers; or, a Tour Through the Principal States and Kingdoms of Europe: With an Account of Their Inhabitants, Natural Productions, and Antiquities

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,
£30.00