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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

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

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

Swettenham Sir Frank - British Malaya an Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence in Malaya

Hardback. A poor to fair copy in the original yellow cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Some creasing to spine. Faded patch on rear board. Top edge gilt. Front hinges cracked. Front free end-paper loose. Previous owner's name stamped on half-title. Pp.xi,354 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Frontispiece and numerous illustrations all present as called for but a few loose. Lacks the map.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1907, First Edition

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Uys C. J. - In the Era of Shepstone Being a Study of British Expansion in South Africa (1842-1877)

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which has some edge chipping and tears. No ownership inscription. Pp.xix,469. Frontispiece and five other illustrations. Folding map at end. "This volume covers the general colonial and imperial policy of the 'sixties and 'seventies, and comprises the first complete account, drawn from original and hitherto untapped sources, of the annexation to the British Crown of the South African Republic in 1877."
Published : Lovedale Press 1933, First Edition

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

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

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

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

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,

Wales H.G. Quaritch - Towards Angkor in the Footsteps of the Indian Invaders

Hardback. A very good copy in a fair dustwrapper (now protected) which has some edge chips and tears. Edge foxing. No ownership inscription. 249 pages. 42 illustrations. 5 maps. This is the story of the peaceful invasion by Indians of the Asian sub-continent before the time of the building of the great temples of Angkor.
Published : George G. Harrap, London 1937, First Edition

Walton, D. W. H. - Antarctic Science

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

Warburton Eliot (Editor) - Hochelaga; or, England in the New World [Complete in 2 vols]

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in the original blind-stamped cloth lettered in gilt on the spines. Some fading to spines but lettering clear. Label of "Fasque" (the home of the Gladstone family) on the front fixed end-paper of each volume, otherwise a clean set internally. Vol. I,pp.xv,318 + 26pp publisher's adverts. Tissue-guarded frontispiece. One gathering protrudes a little but is not loose. Vol. II,pp.iv,368. A book about Canada, the USA and their people.
Published : Henry Colburn, London 1847, Third Edition, Revised

Ward George Washington - The Early Development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Project

A very good copy bound in light brown cloth with "Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow" embossed in gilt on the upper board. A nice clean copy internally with no ownership inscriptions or library markings or foxing. 114pp. This was a Dissertation presented to the Board of University Studies of the John Hopkins University for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.
Published : Privately Published 1899, First Edition

Ward John - Pyramids and Progress: Sketches from Egypt

A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Some foxing to end-papers. Pp.xx,288 + 16pp adverts. Numerous photographic illustrations in the text. Introduction by Professor Sayce.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1900, First Edition

Waterhouse Francis A. - Gun Running in the Red Sea

Hardback. Nd. c.1936. A good copy in red cloth lettered in black. Fading to spine but lettering clear. No ownership inscription. Pp.xi,244. 8 illustrations. The story of the author's gun-running activities in what was then Abyssinia. Includes an account of a meeting with Lawrence of Arabia in London.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Co., London, First Edition

Waugh Evelyn - When the Going Was Good

Hardback. A very good copy in the original cloth. No ownership inscription. A little light edge foxing. 318 pages. Colour frontispiece. Folding map. "The following pages comprise all that I wish to preserve of the four travel books I wrote between the years 1929 and 1935."
Published : Duckworth, London 1946, First Edition

Weems John Edward - Peary the Explorer and the Man

A near very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Foxing to page ends. Small ownership inscription to front end-paper. 362pp. Illustrated. A biography of the first man to reach the North Pole.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1967, First Edition

Weiner, Margery - The Sovereign Remedy : Europe after Waterloo

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Signed by the author on the title page and inscribed by her as follows: "For dearest Monty with all my love, Margery, October 18th 1971". "Monty" was Sir Compton Mackenzie. Pp.xii,272. Illustrated.
Published : Constable, London 1971, First Edition

Weinrich, A.K.H. - Chiefs and Councils in Rhodesia : Transition from Patriarchal to Bureaucratic Power

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Stamped "Publisher's Display Copy" on front end-paper. Pp.xix,252. 8 plates. 10 tables. 7 figures. This is an examination of the changing position of African chiefs in Rhodesia from 1890 until 1969, especially during the 1960s.
Published : Heinemann, London 1971, First Edition

Wells H. G. - The Future in America : A Search After Realities

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards which show patches of fading. Internally the book is a very good clean copy with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.ix,359. 12 illustrations. A study of the USA at the start of the 20th century.
Published : Chapman & Hall, London 1906, First Edition

Wenyon Charles - Across Siberia on the Great Post-Road

A very good copy in light brown cloth lettered in gilt and black. A little wear to spine. Ownership inscription. Pp.xii,240 + 4pp adverts. Frontispiece and 26 illustrations including a folding map.
Published : Charles H. Kelly, London 1898, Second Edition

White Stewart Edward - African Camp Fires

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and with a camp fire decoration on both spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. 415 pages. 30 illustrations. Map end-papers. Travel and big-game hunting.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1914, First Edition

Wilbur, C. Martin - The Nationalist Revolution in China 1923-1928

Softbak. A very good copy. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.viii,232. 6 maps. Described as "an overview of a key phase in China's turbulent modern history by one of the most distinguished western interpreters of China".
Published : Cambridge University Press 1984, First Edition Thus

Willard Joseph - An Address in Commemoration of the Two-Hundredth Anniversary of the Incorporation of Lancaster, Massachusetts

Hardback. A near very good copy in a full leather binding which is a little rubbed. Marbled endpapers. Inscribed presentation copy from the author with two page hand-written letter by him loosely laid in.,230. The Address is followed by a lengthy Appendix of speeches and letters concerning the two-hundredth anniversary of Lancaster, Massachusetts.
Published : John Wilson & Son, Boston 1853, First Edition

Williams Helen Maria - Letters Written in France in the Summer 1790, to a Friend in England; Containing Various Anecdotes Relative to the French Revolution; and Memoirs of Mons. And Madame Du F---- [4 Vols. complete]

Hardbacks. A four volume set in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Lettered in gilt on red title-pieces. Each volume bears the bookplate of Sir William Forbes of Pitsligo. Each volume is the second edition except volume II which is the third edition. Volume II is entitled "Letters From France; Containing Many New Anecdotes Relative to the French Revolution, and the Present State of French Manners." Volumes III and IV are entitled "Letters From France: Containing a Great Variety of Interesting and Original Information Concerning the Most Important Events that have Lately Occurred in that Country, and Particularly Respecting the Campaign of 1792." Vol. I,pp.[ii],223. Inscription of "Sir Wm. Forbes" at head of title page. Internally very good, externally good with some wear and creasing to spine and wear to board tips which lack the leather which is present on the other three volumes. Vol. II,pp.[ii],206. A little rubbing to boards but very good. Vol. III,pp.[iii], 286. Lacks half-title. Boards a little rubbed. Very good. Vol. IV,pp.[ii],271. Small piece of leather missing at head of spine and a little rubbing to boards but generally very good. Williams lived much of her life in France and supported the ideals of the French Revolution. She wrote both poetry and prose and translated French-language works. Photographs available on request.
Published : T. Cadell / G.G. And J. Robinson, London 1791,

Willis N. P. - American Scenery; or, Land, Lake and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature

Illustrated by W. H. Bartlett.
Hardback. 4to. Nd. Two volumes in one. A good plus copy in a full brown leather binding blocked and decorated in blind in darker brown and lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and upper board. Five raised bands on spine. A fair amount of scuffing to the spine and board edges. Bevelled edges. All edges gilt. Marbled end-papers. Gift inscription dated 1871 but it is clear from a letter loosely laid in that the book predates that year. Pp.iv,140; [iv],106. Vol.I has a map. a title-page vignette and 65 engravings. Vol. II has a title page vignette and 51 (of 52) engravings, lacking the engraving at page 92. The great majority of plates are clean, a few have a litle, mainly marginal, foxing and a very few are badly foxed.
Published : Virtue and Yorston, New York,

Willoughby Barrett - Sitka

A very good copy. 248pp. Frontis. and 22 illus. The author's experiences while living in Sitka, Alaska.
Published : Hodder & Stoughton, London 1930, First Edition