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Wilson Monica and Thompson Leonard (Editors) - The Oxford History of South Africa; 1 South Africa to 1870; 11 South Africa 1870-1966

1969 and 1971. A very good two volume set in good dustwrappers. Vol.1, 502pp, maps, tables and plates. Vol. 11, 584pp, maps, tables and figures.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford, First Edition
£50.00

Windus John - A Journey to Mequinez; the Residence of the Present Emperor of Fez and Morocco. On the Occasion of Commodore Stewart's Embassy Thither for the Redemption of the British Captives in the Year 1721

Hardback. A decent looking copy in a modern quarter leather binding but unfortunately lacking the plates. New end-papers. Ownership inscription on title page crossed out. No other markings and not foxed. Pp.[xxxii],251,[1],[x]. Comprises Dedication, Preface, List of Subscribers, Text, Index. Windus was the historian of a mission sent to Morocco to conclude a truce with the Emperor and to arrange for the release of British prisoners. Windus spent four months in Morocco and used the time to collect materials for the account of the Moors which appears in this book which is the first full-length work on Morocco in English.
Published : Jacob Tonson, London 1725, First Edition
£180.00

Workman William Hunter and Workman Fanny Bullock - Through Town and Jungle; Fourteen Thousand Miles A-Wheel Among the Temples and People of the Indian Plain

Hardback. The red boards are lettered and decorated in gilt. Fading to the spine and boards including some superficial damp fading which does not affect the book internally. Top edge gilt. Internally the book is very good. Gift inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xxiv,380. 202 illustrations. Folding map. The story of a cycle tour through India.
Published : T. Fisher Unwin, London 1904, First Edition
£70.00

Wurtzburg C.E. - Raffles of the Eastern Isles

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a near good price-clipped dustwrapper which is missing a piece (approx. 1.5 inches x 1inch) at the top of the spine. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 788 pages. Frontispiece and 20 illustrations. 3 maps + end-paper maps. Described as "the definitive biography of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Singapore, and one of the greatest English colonial administrators of all time."
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1954, First Edition
£25.00

Wyld Padre [Francis St. Quintin Wyld] - 1865 1915 1965 in Assam Diaries Assembled By Padre Wyld

Softback. Nd. c.1965. A good copy in paper covers. No ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.vii,40. Colour frontispiece. Numerous black and white illustrations. Folding map which is a little frayed at edges. Episodes from life in Assam. Includes diary extracts from Novemebr 1962 when Assam was invaded by Chinese forces. The author was Archdeacon of Assam.
Published : Printed at the Don Bosco Press, Shillong,
£20.00

Wyse, Akintola J.G. - H. C. Bankole-Bright and Politics in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1919-1958

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xii,278. A political biography of an important leader of the Krio people in Sierra Leone.
Published : Cambridge University Press 1990, First Edition
£20.00

Yakhontoff Victor A. - Russia and the Soviet Union in the Far East

A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt (which is rather dull) on the spine. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xxii,454. Two folding maps at rear. A very interesting title on Russia (and the Soviet Union's) relationship with China and Japan, the main focus being on the early 20th century.
Published : George Allen & Unwin, London 1932, First Edition
£15.00

Yates Mrs. Ashton - Letters Written During a Journey to Switzerland in the Autumn of 1841

Hardback. Two volumes in one. In green blind-stamped boards which are darkened on the spine and with chipping to the spine ends. A very good clean copy internally. Pp.x,268. Pp.[i],227. The letters of a mother to her younger children narrating the events of a visit to Switzerland in the Autumn of 1841, including some Swiss history connected with the places visited.
Published : Duncan and Malcolm, London 1843, First Edition
£85.00

Young Egerton Ryerson - Stories from Indian Wigwams and Northern Camp-Fires

Hardback. A very good copy in pictorial blue cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. Browned end-papers. Decorative (and ordinary) title pages. 293 pages. Many illustrations. Native American tales and customs.
Published : Charles H. Kelly, London 1903, Tenth Thousand
£15.00

Young Kenneth - The Greek Passion a Study in People and Politics

Hardback. A very good copy in a good plus dustwrapper which shows a little wear and tear at the spine ends. This is an inscribed presentation copy to Sir Compton Mackenzie from "E. Poulopoluos." Pp.x,542. A detailed study described as "a key book for lovers of Greece" and "the authentic story of Greece".
Published : J. M. Dent & Sons, London 1969, First Edition
£45.00

Zeine N. Zeine - The Struggle for Arab Independence : Western Diplomacyand the Rise and Fall of Faisal's Kingdom in Syria

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which shows some edge wear and tear. the wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. Just a little fore-edge foxing. Pp.xiii,297 + 6 plates at end. This is a study of the policies of Britain and France in the Near East during and after the First World War, and tells the story of the British and French occupation of Syria and Lebanon, and the Emir Faisal's government in Syria from 1918 to 1920."
Published : Khayat's, Beirut 1960, First Edition
£25.00