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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
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
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,, 331. Vol. II, pp.vii,,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,
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,
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
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
Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a dustwrapper which has been strengthened internally at the edges but which is otherwise very good. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. Browning to the fore and top edges of the book. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.x,752. There are three maps in the rear pocket comprising two copies of Map 1 and one copy of Map 2 North. (There should, I think, be a separate Map 2 South which is not present). This is the second Volume of a very substantail two volume work.
Published : Oxford University Press, London 1965, First Edition
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nd.c.1922. 4to. A good copy in red cloth which shows some fading to upper board. Pp.57,, + 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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver on the spine. In a dustwrapper which would be very good but for foxing which affects the rear panel in particular. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking but with a trace of a vertical crease on some pages.144 pages. Gourgounel was a dilapidated farmhouse in the Ardeche region of France where the author "went to live for a while in remote and lovely surroundings." The book is described as "the individual celebration of the natural order, and of a particular chosen place within it."
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1966, First Edition
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in white. In a good dustwrapper which shows some soiling and which is a bit marked on the spine. Some edge and end-paper foxing. 189 pages. Frontispiece and six illustrations. Consists of tributes to the Norwegian explorer's memory and some estimates of his life and work.
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1930, First Edition
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
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. Pp.vi,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
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,
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,
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
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
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,,[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
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
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