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Schapera I. - Tribal Innovators Tswana Chiefs and Social Change 1795-1940

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. Neat ownership inscription. Pp.x,278. 8 plates. 2 vignettes. Map. A description and analysis of the many social changes made up to the end of 1940 by successive rulers of the five largest chiefdoms in what is now Botswana.
Published : The Athlone Press, London 1970, First Edition Thus
£25.00

Schary Edwin G. - In Search of the Mahatmas of Tibet

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
£6.00

Schmidt Cesar - La Suisse. Chamounix, Veltlin et Les Lacs Italiens. Voyages Circulaires Dans Les Parties Les Plus Interessantes

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, Fifth Edition
£24.00

Schreiner Olive - Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 264 pages with Catalogue at rear. Frontispiece shows scene of 3 Africans hanging from tree with white Europeans watching. A novel set in southern Africa against an Imperial background.This is a tight clean copy.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1898, Reprint
£10.00

Schurhammer George - Shin-To the Way of the Gods in Japan According to the Printed and Unprinted Reports of the Japanese Jesuit Missionaries in the 16th and 17th Centuries

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
£50.00

Schwarz, Boris - Music and Musical Life in Soviet Russia, 1917-1970

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Neat ownership inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. 550 pages. A "history of the music of one of the most creative peoples in Europe and a study of the ever topical subject of the relationship between artists and authority."
Published : Barrie & Jenkins, London 1972, First Edition
£20.00

Seaver George - "Birdie" Bowers of the Antarctic

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and closed edge tears. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxiii,270. Illustrations. Maps. This is the first biography of one of Scott's companions on the epic journey to the South Pole.
Published : John Murray, London 1938, Reprint
£40.00

Selby, John E. - The Revolution in Virginia, 1775-1783

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, Second Printing
£15.00

Selous Frederick Courteney - A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa

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, Fourth Edition
£60.00

Shanahan E.W. - South America an Economic and Regional Geography with an Historical Chapter

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, Second Edition
£10.00

Shepherd Robert H.W. - Children of the Veld; Bantu Vignettes

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
£12.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volume 14 Atlantic Provinces Part 2

4to. This is the second of the "Atlantic Provinces" volumes of this 23 volume set. A very good copy in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Red end-papers. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. A handsome volume.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1913, Authors' Edition
£12.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volume 17 Province of Ontario Part 1

4to. This is the first of two "Ontario" volumes of this 23 volume set. A very good copy in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces embossed on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Red end-papers. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1914, Authors' Edition
£12.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volume 19 the Prairie Provinces Part 1

4to. This is the first of the two "Prairie Provinces" volumes of this 23 volume set. A very good copy in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Red end-papers. This editon is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. A clean, handsome, copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1914, Authors' Edition
£12.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volume 21 the Pacific Province Part 1

4to. This is the first of two "Pacific Province" volumes in this 23 volume set. A very good copy in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Red end-papers. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. A clean, handsome, volume without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1914, Authors' Edition
£12.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volume 23 General Index

4to. This is the Index volume of this 23 volume set. A very good copy in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. A little wear to the spine edges and ends. Top edge gilt. Red end-papers. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1917, Authors' Edition
£20.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volume 9 the Dominion Industrial Expansion Part 1

4to. This is the first of the two "Industrial Expansion" volumes in this 23 volume set. A very good copy in full dark purple leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Maroon end-papers. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1914, Authors' Edition
£12.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volumes 1 and 2 New France

4to. These are the two "New France" volumes of this 23 volume set. Very good in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its provinces on the upper board. Top edge gilt. Red end-papers. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Handsome attractive volumes.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1913, Authors' Edition
£30.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volumes 11 & 12 The Dominion Missions Arts & Letters

4to. These are the two "Missions Arts & Letters" volumes of this 23 volume set. Very good copies in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. Red end-papers. Top edges gilt. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. Clean copies without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1913, Authors' Edition
£28.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volumes 15 & 16 Province of Quebec

4to. These are the two "Quebec" volumes of this 23 volume set. Very good copies in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. Top edges gilt. Red end-papers. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper. Clean, handsome, copies without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1914, Authors' Edition
£30.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volumes 6,7 & 8 the Dominion Political Development

4to. These are the three "Political Development" volumes of this 23 volume set. All are very good in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. Top edges gilt. Red end-papers. Clean copies without foxing or ownership inscription. This edition is limited to 875 copies on all-rag watermarked paper.. Handsome volumes.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1913, Authors' Edition
£40.00

Shortt Adam & Doughty Arthur G. (General Editors) - Canada and Its Provinces Volumes 9 & 10 the Dominion Industrial Development

4to. These are the two "Industrial Development" volumes of this 23 volume set. Very good in full red leather lettered in gilt on the spine and with the gilt embossed coat of arms of Canada and its Provinces on the upper board. Top edges gilt. Red end-papers. This edition is limited to 875 volumes on all-rag watermarked paper. Clean copies without foxing or ownership inscription.
Published : Printed By T & A Constable at the Edinburgh University Press for the Publishers' Association of Canada, Toronto 1913, Authors' Edition
£28.00

Sieveking I. Giberne - Autumn Impressions of the Gironde

Hardback. 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,
£18.00

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

Smith, Anna H. - Johannesburg Street Names: A Dictionary of Street, Suburb and Other Place-Names Compiled to the End of 1968

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. No ownership inscription and only a little light foxing. A relevant newspaper cutting has been pasted to the front fixed end-paper and would be easily removeable. Pp.xiii,629. This is the first comprehensive work on the subject.
Published : Juta & Co, Cape Town 1971, First Edition
£70.00

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 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

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

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

St.-Johnston T.R. - South Sea Reminiscences

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine. 213pp + catalogue. Frontispiece and 30 illustrations. 3 maps including folding map at end. The author was colonial secretary of the Leeward Islands and District Commissioner in Fiji.
Published : T.fisher Unwin, London 1922, First Edition
£20.00

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