Foreign Topography, Travel & Exploration

ABYSSINIA: MAYDON, MAJOR H. C: Simen its Heights and Abysses. A Record of Travel and Sport in Abyssinia, with some account of the Sacred City of Aksum and the Ruins of Gondar.

H.F. & G. Witherby, London, 1925. First edition. Photographic plates, 5 maps, and a folding "Sketch Plan of the N.E. face of Simen Escarpment". 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 244-pages plus 1 page of Witherby's List. Original green cloth; backstrip sunned, very clean internally. Prize label on front pastedown. 


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AFRICA: BURTON, CAPTAIN R.F. [ & Dr. C.T. Beke ]: The Lands of Cazembe. Lacerda's Journey to Cazembe in 1798. Translated and Annotated by Captain R. F. Burton. Also Journey of the Pom1481beiros ...... and a Resume of the Journey of MM. Monteiro and Gamitto by Dr. C.T. Beke.

Item No. 5480

London: Published for the Royal Geographical Society by John Murray, 1873. Only edition. Folding map. 8vo, pp.271, original blue cloth; backstrip detached at lower joint and rubbed at head and tail of spine, some marking to boards. Folding map detached & foxed.


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AFRICA: DONALD, JAMES: David Livingstone: His Life and Travels in Africa, with Extracts from Mr. Stanley's Letters on his Expedition in search of him, and a note on Africa and African Discovery.

Newcastle-on-Tyne: John Christie, 1875. First edition. Portrait, extra vignette title, double-page map. 8vo (7 x 4 1/4 inches), 258-pages. Original brown cloth pictorially blocked in black and gilt. 2 square inch ink mark on upper cover else the binding attractive. Lacking front free endpaper, inked number on front pastedown. Text block detached from binding, a number of upper blank fore-corners bumped/turned over.


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AFRICA: GADSBY, JOHN: My Wanderings. Being Travels in the East. Vol. II., or Appendix. Stereotype Edition - Revised.

Item No. 16542

London: Gadsby, 1872. 8vo (8 x 4 3/4 inches), 546-pages plus unpaginated index. Contemporary half black cloth, spine rther crudely lettered in gilt. Cloth slightly lifting from upper cover. Contemporary birthday presentation label on front free endpaper. Paper of inner joint between front free endpaper and fly cracked. Egypt.


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AFRICA: MERCATOR, GERARD; HONDIUS, JODOCUS: Abissino Rum Sive Pretiosi Joannis Imperiu. Double-page engraved map of Central Africa.

Item No. 17272

Item No. 17272

Amsterdam: c. 1630. Contemporary colour. Image size 13 5/8 x 19 1/4 inches, ample margins as overall size is 18 x 21 34 inches. Relatively uniform tanning to margins, some brown showthrough of colour to text on reverse. Latin text. In very good condition with no tears.


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AMERICA: CALHOUN, MAJOR A.R., PARFITT, W.S. AND OTHERS: Wonderful Adventures. A Series of Narratives of Personal Experiences Among the Native Tribes of America. With Illustrations.

Item No. 1717

London: Cassell, circa 1895. Frontispiece, engraved plates and b&w illustrations in the text. 8vo, pp.313:[16, publisher's catalogue], original green cloth blocked in red and black; binding rubbed and dusty, some foxing, one gathering detached. Untidy contemporary ink inscription on endpaper dated 1896, together with ink ownership stamps (one perforated).


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AMERICA: GODLEY, JOHN ROBERT: Letters from America.

Item No. 8875b

Item No. 8875

London: John Murray, 1844. First edition. Two volumes bound in one. 8vo, pp. xxiii:272:viii:243:(1, advertisement); both volumes with half-titles present. 19th Century half calf, raised bands with lettering piece, top edge gilt. Binding rubbed. Two leaves of text detached but present, some foxing and spoting. Inscribed on endpaper "James Godley from his affect. brother, The Author" and with a carte de visite portrait of John Robert Godley by Kilburn, Regent St., loosely inserted.


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AMERICA: HEAD, SIR FRANCIS: Rough Notes taken during some rapid Journeys across the Pampas and among the Andes. Fourth Edition.

Item No. 18131

London: John Murray,1846. 8vo (7 x 4 1/2 inches), 166-pages. Contemporary full tan prize calf. Very neatly rebacked tan calf with burgundy lettering piece and floral ornaments. Covers rubbed with some scuffing. Prize label of University College School on front pastedown.


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ANDES: MARCOY, PAUL: Scenes et Paysages dans Les Andes. Deuxieme Serie.

Item No. 17053

Paris: Hachette, 1861. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 331-pages. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spine gilt ruled; faded.


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ARABIA: CRICHTON, ANDREW: History of Arabia and its people : containing an account of its inhabitants, the life and religion of Mohammed, the conquests, arts, and literature of the Saracens, the Caliphs of Damascus, Bagdad, Africa, and Spain, the modern Arabs, the Wahabees, the Bedouins &c. &c. New Edition.

T. Nelson, London, 1852. Frontispiece, extra engraved title, folding map, and 5 engraved plates with tissue guards. 8vo (7 x 5 inches), pages: xvi:652. Contemporary full calf elaborately blocked in blind and gilt. Upper cover detached, large chip from headband. The plates are severely browned to the margins (as often, due to cheap paper used?). The text and folding map unaffected). Short tear to map without loss. Generously priced so as to allow for the cost of restorartion. 


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ARABIA DESERTA: DOUGHTY, CHARLES M: Travels in Arabia Deserta. With An Introduction by T.E. Lawrence. New and definitive edition.

Item No. 18945

London: Jonathan Cape, 1936. Portrait, plates, & folding maps. Two volumes 4to (10 1/4 x 8 inches), pages: 674 & 696, original brown cloth. Some patchy fading and spotting to bindings but otherwise very sound. Some scattered foxing, uncut fore-edge of text browned. 1945 inscription on front free endpaper. 


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ASIA: WAINWRIGHT, M.D. AND NOEL MATTHEWS. (COMPILED BY): A Guide to Western Manuscripts and Documents in the British Isles Relating to South and South East Asia.

London: Oxford University Press, 1965. Large 8vo (10 x 8 inches), 532-pages, original cloth; a little corner bumped in edge worn faded dust jacket. Overall good.


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AUSTRALIA: ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (LINDSAY, DAVID; STANLEY, H. M. & many others): Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society and Monthly Record of Geography, New Monthly Series, Vol. XI., 1889. Includes: An Expedition Across Australia from South to North in 1885-6, by David Lindsay with coloured folding map, amongst much else.

Item No. 16040

Item No. 16040

London: Edward Stanford, 1889. Folding coloured maps, 2 plates . The 12 monthly issues with general title and index. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 inches), 792-pages. Contemporary morocco, spine gilt on raised bands and gilt lettered direct. Headband a little rubbed, paper of lower inner joint cracked but very firm, foxing to the 2 plates; overall excellent both in binding and internally.

Apart from the Lindsay item refered to above the volume also contains: New Guinea: Narrative of an Exploring Expedition to the Louisiade and d'Entrecasteaux Islands by Basil H. Thomson (with folding map); Explorations in the Glacier Regions of the Selkirk Range, British Columbia in 1888 by Rev. W. Spotswood (with folding map); Visit to the Glaciers of Alaska and Mount St. Elias (with folding map & plate); Letter from H.M. Stanley, on his Journey from Yambuya Camp to the Albert Nyanza (with map of his route), & much else. 9 of the maps relate to Africa, e.g. Congo Region Central, from Benguella to Garenganze; 7 relate to America, 3 to Asia e.g Chindwin River, Upper Burma, with index map of British Burma; 2 to Australasia, and 2 to Europe.


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AUSTRALIA: SUTHERLAND, GEORGE: Australia, or England in the South.

Item No. 18065

London: Seeley, 1886. First edition. Illustrations. Small 8vo, 186-pages, original pictorial cloth; binding soiled and darkened; internally good.


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BERLIN: BAEDEKER, KARL: Berlin and its Environs, Handbook for Travellers.

Item No. 17123

Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1910. Fourth Edition. Folding street plans. 8vo (6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches), pages: x:250, original red cloth, some loss of surface of front pastedown, neat library stamps of the Institution of Civil Engineers throughout.

Although ex-library this is actually a very good copy indeed.


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BOKHARA: KHANYKOV, NIKOLAI VLADMIROVICH: Bokhara: its Amir and its people. Translated from the Russian of Khanikoff. By the baron Clement A. de Bode.


Item No. 19778

James Madden, London, 1845. Frontispiece portrait of 'Nasr Ullah, present amir of Bokhara' but lacking the map. 8vo (9 1/8 x 5 3/4inches), pages: xxvi:(4):316, good modern full maroon buckram lettered in gilt. Portrait spotted and with corner damp mark. With the oval ink stamp of Magdalen College School, Benchley, on upper blank margin of title. Rare. 


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CANADA: LEFROY, W. (Editor): Canada To-Day 1913. The Best Annual Reference Book on Canada, Its Progress, Prosperity and Opportunities.

Item No. 19097

London: Simpkin, Marshall for the "Canada" Neewspaper Co. 1913. Well illustrated from photographs, folding coloured map. Folio (12 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches), 252-pages, original cloth-backed pictorial boards. Short tear to blank margin of title (no loss), corners rubbed otherwise overall a very nice copy indeed. 


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CORSICA: ROSS, ALAN - MINTON, JOHN: Time Was Away: A Notebook in Corsica. Illustrated by John Minton.

Item No. 19008

Item No. 19008

Item No. 19008

Item No. 19008

London: John Lehmann, 1948. First edition. Coloured plates & numerous b&w plates and illustrations. Large 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches), 189-pages. Original yellow cloth with green title panel to spine. In the dust jacket which has a ragged puncture to bakstrip with some loss, some loss at headbands, tears to fore-corners and damp marking to the inside of the lower panel. Both panels however good and attractive. With Lehmann's compliments slip loosely inserted. 


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CRIMEA: TELFER, COMMANDER J. BUCHAN: The Crimea and Transcaucasia. Being the Narrative of a Journey in the Kouban, in Gouria, Georgia, Armenia, Ossety, Imeritia, Swannety, and Mingrelia, and in the Tauric Range. Vol. 2 only (of 2).

Item No. 16086

London: Henry S. King, 1876. First edition. Volume 2 only (of 2). Frontispiece with tissue guard, plates, folding map. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 inches), pages: xii:293:18 (adverts), original brown cloth blocked in gilt. Ex Mudie's Library with their yellow label on upper cover (no other library marking); binding tired, joints split, bumped and dusty. Folding map with short tear (no loss) and creased on one fold. Internally generally very good and unmarked.


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DEAD SEA: ALLEN, CAPTAIN WILLIAM: The Dead Sea, a New Route to India: with other Fragments and Gleanings in the East.

Item No. 14892

London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1855. First edition. Two volumes. Title vignettes, 9 plates (of which 8 coloured) and two folding maps (of which 1 coloured). 8vo (7 3/4 x 54 3/4 inches), pages: xvi:374 & vii:384, contemporary full calf, spines gilt with double lettering pieces, gilt crest to upper boards & Harrow prize label on front pastedown of Volume 1; bindings very rubbed and scuffed, upper joints cracked, lettering pieces chipped. Endpapers foxed, some foxing to frontispieces but largely noticeable to the reverse, some light age toning to the margins, a few creases to the maps where incorrectly folded but no tears; overall internally good.


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EUROPE: BAEDEKER, KARL: A remarkable group of Baedeker's Handbooks for Travellers inasmuch as they are, apart from 2 bumped corners, in fine unused condition. The group comprises Switzerland, The Rhine, Northern Germany, Southen Germany, & Austria - Hungary - 1910 or 1911.

Item No. 19083

Item No. 19083

Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1910/11. 5 volumes, as under:
Switzerland and the adjacent portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol. 24th Edition, 1911. With 75 maps, 20 plans, and 12 panoramas.
The Rhine including the Black Forest and the Vosges. 17th Revised Edition, 1911. With 69 maps and 59 plans.
Northern Germany as far as the Bavarian and Austrian Frontiers. 15th Revised Edition, 1910. With 47 maps and 81 plans.
Southern Germany (Wurtemberg and Bavaria). 11th Revised Edition. 1910. With 36 maps and 45 plans.
Austria-Hungary. With Excursions to Cetinje, Belgrad, and Bucharest. 11th Edition Revised and Augmented. 1911. With 71 maps, 77 plans and 2 panoramas.

5 volumes 8vo (6 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches), pages: 593,554,430,364, & 602. Folding coloured maps. Original red cloth blocked in blind and lettered in gilt, all edges marbled. Bound-in bookmarks. In superb condition. 


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EUROPE: BUNBURY, SELINA: A Summer in Northern Europe including Sketches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Alana Islands, Gothland etc.

Hurst and Blackett, London, 1856. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: 310:24 (Publisher's list) & 309:(1):16, Publisher's list). Original green cloth decoratively blocked in gilt. An exceptionally nice copy. 


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EUROPE: TALFOURD, T.N: Vacation Rambles and Thoughts; Comprising the Recollections of Three Continental Tours in the Vacations of 1841, 1842, and 1843.

Item No. 17147

London: Edward Moxon, 1845. First edition. Two volumes 8vo (8 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: xiii:256 & vii:267. Contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spines floral gilt in compartments, with crimson lettering piece and circular numbering piece. Chips to lettering pieces, a few corner scuffs, but overal a very good copy in a pretty binding.


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EUROPE: WUNDT, THEODOR: Das Matterhorn und seine Geschichte. Zweite Auflage.

Item No.16571

Berlin: Raimund Mitscher, [1896]. Plates and illustrations throughout. Large 8vo (11 x 8 inches), 192-pages. Original tan grained cloth pictorially blocked in gilt and colours; an excellent copy. Inscription on front fly.


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FRANCE: ANDRIVEAU-GOUJON [Publishers]: France. Carte des Rivieres Navigables et des Canaux Executes, en Construction et Projetes.

Item No. 11401

Paris: E. Andriveau-Goujon, 1880. Coloured map dissected and mounted on linen. Size overall 39 1/2 x 33 1/4 inches. Folding down to 6 3/4 x 5 inches and contained in slipcase.


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FRANCE: BARKER, EDWARD HARRISON: Wayfaring in France. With Fifty Illustrations.

Item No. 18850

London: Richard Bentley, 1890. First edition. Full page illustrations and illustrations in the text 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages viii:431. Contemporary full burgundy prize morocco, spine gilt in compartments and lettered direct; gilt arms of King's College on upper cover, inner gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Engraved prize label on front pastedown. Some rubbing to joints and extremities otherwise good.


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FRANCE: BAUDOUIN FRERES [Publisher]: Tableau Geographique et Statistique de department de Main-et-Loire (No. 48).

Paris: Baudouin Freres, c. 1820. Engraved hand-coloured folding map with surrounding text. Size overall 39 x 48 cms. Folding into the original glazed boards.


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FRANCE: MUSGRAVE, G.M: By-Roads and Battle-Fields in Picardy with Incidents and Gatherings by the way between Ambleteuse and Ham, including Agincourt and Crecy.


Item No. 19770

Bell and Daldry, London, 1861. First edition. Folding tinted lithographic frontispiece of Crecy and 5 tinted lithographic plates, illustrations, 8vo (10 x 6 3/4 inches), 326-pages. Contemporary half calf, joints and corners rubbed. The 3 fold frontispiece, 1 section is detached, the central panel torn though without loss. Signature on title and at head of contents leaf. Some foxing. 


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FRANCE: JOLY, L. (Publisher): Paris-Commode. Guide Indicateur des Rues de Paris. Services Complets des Autobus et Tramways.

Item No. 15896

Paris: L. Joly, 1925. Small 8vo (6 1/4 x 4 inches), 198-pages, large partly coloured folding street plan. Original cloth-backed gilt boards; text block partly detached else good.


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FRANCE: STERNE, LAURENCE: A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy. Illustrated with one hundred engravings on wood by Bastin and G. Nichols from Original Designs by Jacque and Fussel.

Item No. 19169

London: Joseph Thomas, 1841. Vignette frontispiece, title vignette and woodcuts in the text. 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 1/2 inches), 172-pages and with 1 leaf of advertisements at end. Original grained brown cloth blocked in blind and gilt; wear to headbands else very nice. Armorial bookplate. 


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GAZETTEER: ANON [the First Part, not here present, was by Laurence Echard.]: The gazetteer's or newsman's interpreter : The second part. Being a geographical index of all the empires, kingdoms, Islands, Provinces, Peninsula's: As also, Of the Cities, Patriarchships, Bishopricks, Universities, Ports, Forts, Castles, &c. in Asia, Africa and America. Shewing the division and boundary of every country, to whom now subject: The Situation of the several Cities and Places contain'd therein, in respect to Rivers, Bays, Seas, Mountains, and the like: Their Distances from others of most Note, and what is most memorable concerning them, with their Longitude and Latitude, according to the best Authorities, and latest Observations. To which is added: An Account of the Imperial, Royal, and Princely Families of these three Parts of the World. The whole of special Use for the true understanding of Modern History, and the state of Affairs in those parts of the World, and explain'd by Abbreviations and Figures for the Conveniency of the Pocket. The Second Edition.

Item No. 16546

London : printed for Thomas Newborough at the Golden Ball in St. Paul's Church-Yard, and George Sawbridge at the Three Flower-de-Luces in Little-Britain 1707.

Small 6mo (6 1/4 x 3 3/4), unpaginated. Leaf of publisher's advertisements at end. Contemporary full sheep.

Lacking backstrip, browning and some damp marking within, upper cover held on two cords only.


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GENEVA: ANON: Fondation et Antiquite de Geneve.

Item No. 17969

Yverdun: 1767. 12mo (7 x 4 1/2 inches), 140-pages. Contemporary patterned wrappers, uncut. Lower fore-corner and fore-margin of first 25 pages creased and soiled. Lacks backstrip, lower wrapper incomplete. Piece torn from blank margin of one leaf. Old signature on upper margin of title.


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GEOGRAPHICAL GRAMMAR: MAIR, JOHN [Anon]: A Compendious Geographical and Historical Grammar: Exhibiting a Brief Survey of the Terraqueous Globe: and Shewing The Situation, Extent and Boundaries of Various Countries their Chief Towns, ......... Mountains, Rivers, Climates, and Productions; their Governments, Revenues, Commerce, and their Sea and Land forces; likewise, The Religion, Language, Literature, Customs, and Manners of the respective Inhabitants of the different Nations: and also, A Concise View of the Political History of the several Empires, Kingdoms, and States. Embellished with Maps.

Item No. 16652

Item No. 16652

Item No. 16652

London: Printed for W. Peacock., 1795. First edition. Folding engraved 'Chart of the World' as frontispiece, plus 12 other folding maps viz: East Indies; Spain and Portugal; France; Italy; Netherlands; United Provinces; German Empire and Switzerland; Prussia and Poland; Dominions of Russia; Sweden, Denmark and Norway; Great Britain and Ireland; States of America. All hand-coloured in outline. 12mo (5 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches), pages: xxii:404:(4), contemporary full tan calf.

Lacking backstrip, stitching cracked and text block now broken into 4 parts. Damp tide-mark to about thirty pages of the European section and a few pages at end, front free endpapers tape marked. The 13 maps correctly folded and very good.


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GERMANY: DELKESKAMP. FREDERIC GUILLAUME: Neuem Panorama des Rheins .... von Mainz bis Coln.

Item No. 18205

Item No. 18205

Francfort am Main: 1837. Engraved title leaf, 32-pages of text, and 8 double-page engraved map sheets, each 13 1/2 x 10 inches which when laid end to end creates a panorama of 108 inches in length. Marginal browning, a few short splits on folds, the maregin of one sheet rather friable due to damp. All loose within the original cloth-backed printed boards.


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GREECE: WORDSWORTH, CHRISTOPHER: Greece, Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical. With upwards of three hundred and fifty engravings on wood and twenty-eight on Steel by Copley Fielding et al.

Item No. 18254

London: Wm. S. Orr, 1844. Second Edition. Large 8vo 10 3/4 x 7 inches), 356-pages, contemporary full brown prize hard grain bevelled morocco, spine gilt lettered direct, the upper cover gilt lettered King Edward's Free Grammar School Birmingham 1849. All edges gilt. Prize inscription on front fly. Some foxing. Inner hinges split thus the text block has detached from the binding; otherwise the binding in excellent condition.


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HOLY LAND: EGERTON, LADY FRANCIS: Journal of a Tour in the Holy Land, in May and June, 1840. With Lithographic Views, from Origina Drawings, by Lord Francis Egerton.

London: For Private Circulation Only, for the Benefit of the Ladies' Hibernian Female School Society, Printed by Harrison & Co. 1841. First edition. Lithographic frontispiece and three plates. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 141-pages. Original blindstamped green fine pebble grained cloth; small puncture in backstrip, headbands a little bruised otherwise good. Some foxing, narrow dampmark on the upper margin of the three plates.


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HOLY LAND: BUCHANAN, ROBERT: Notes of a Clerical Furlough spent chiefly in the Holy Land with a Sketch of the Voyage out in the Yacht "St. Ursula". 4th Thousand.

Item No. 18636

London: Blackie, 1859. Frontispiece, folding map at end. 8vo (7 3/8 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xiv:437. original brown bevelled cloth blocked in black & gilt. Wear to headband, joints cracked, lacks front free endpaper, half-title foxed, old inscription.


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ICELAND: CONYBEARE, C. A. VANSITTART: The Place of Iceland in the History of European Institutions: Being the Lothian Prize Essay, 1877.

Oxford and London: James Parker, 1877. First edition. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 148-pages with 16-page publisher's catalogue at end. Original brown fine pebble-grained cloth; rubbed, headband chipped. Perhaps the author's own copy as his initials are inscribed in ink on front free endpaper. Ms. notes in ink on verso of front free endpaper. Rare.


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INDIA: AITKEN, EDWARD HAMILTON: The Tribes of My Frontier, An Indian Naturalists Foreign Policy by E.H.A. With Illustrations by F.C. Macrae. Third edition.

Item No.17042

Calcutta: Thacker, Spink, 1887. Frontispiece, pictorial title, plates and illustrations. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 216-pages plus 32-pages of illustrated advertisements. Original olive cloth pictorially blocked in black and gilt. Headband rubbed through, a few other edge snags. Spine gilt dulled, inner hinges pulled but holding, some browning.


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HIELD, MARY: The Land of the Temples; or, Sketches from Our Indian Empire. Eleventh Thousand.

Item No. 19226

Item No. 19226

London: Cassell, c. 1890. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 212-pages. Full cntemporary crimson prize calf, spine gilt with black lettering piece. Gilt College arms on upper cover, prize label on front pastedown. Short crack to upper joint, some wear at headband, overall sound. 


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INDIA: MUNSON, ARLEY: Kipling's India.

London: Everleigh Nash, 1916. First edition. Photographic plates. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 204-pages. Original red cloth; binding unevenly darkened, endpapers tanned else internally very good. Old signature on front free endpaper.


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INDIA: WYNNE, A.B: On the Trans-Indus Extension of the Punjab Salt Range. Being Memoirs of the Geological Survey of IndiaVol. XVII, Pt. 2.

Item No. 5460

Calcutta: Printed for the Government of India, Geological Survey Office, 1880. Six lithographic views and large folding coloured "Geological Map of the Trans-Indus Salt Range" and two further coloured maps, one folding of the Shekh Budin Hills. Tall 8vo, pp. iii:(1):95, old coarse grained black cloth lettered in gilt; wrappers retained. General series title bound upside down and damaged on inner margin, some toning of the text.


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INDIA: WADIA, D.N. & COTTER, G. DE P: The Geology of Poonch State (Kashmir) and Adjacent Portions of the Punjab by D. N. Wadia. Bound with: The Geology of the Part of the Attock District West of Longitude 72 45' E by G. de P. Cotter.

Item No. 5461

Calcutta: Government of India 1928 & 1933. Being Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, Volume LI, Pt. 2 and Volume LV, Pt.2. Two works bound in one. The first work illustrated by 10 plates, many folding including large coloured folding map mounted on linen in endpocket,

The second work illustrated by 9 folding plates including large coloured folding map mounted on linen in endpocket, pp. v:(1):63-161:xvi. 4to, old coarse grained black cloth lettered in gilt. Wrappers of both works retained.


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INDIA: WYNNE, A.B. & WARTH, H: The Trans-Indus Salt Region in the Kohat District by A. B. Wynne, with an Appendix on the Kohat Mines, or Quarries, by H. Warth. Being Memoirs of the Geological Survey of India, Vol. XI, Pt.2.

Item No. 5459

Calcutta: Printed for the Government of India, Geological Survey Office, 1875. Tinted lithographic frontispiece. Large folding coloured "Map of the Trans-Indus Salt Region" by A. B. Wynne. Tall 8vo, pp. viii:226:viii, old black coarse grained cloth lettered in gilt; original wrappers retained. Folding map holed on one fold and with short tear. Blank lower fore-corner of frontispiece and prelims. eaten away by an insect, text toned.


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ITALY: BLESSINGTON, COUNTESS OF: The Idler in Italy. Second Edition in 3 volumes.


Item No. 20044

Henry Colburn, London, 1839. Three volumes 8vo (8 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: xi:363:(10, publisher's list); x:358; & iv:324:(16, publisher's list). Original purple cloth blocked in blind. Spine gilt dulled, headbands bruised, half-inch split to base of one spine, some uneven fading, upper inner joint of volume 1 split. 


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JAPAN: NIPPON DEMPO NEWS AGENCY (Editors): Japan Illustrated 1934. A Year Book of Japan with Official Information......on all Phases of the Empire combined with Special Articles and a Complete Guide Book.

Item No. 17074

Tokyo: Kyo Bun Kwan; New York: Brentano's; & London: Kegan Paul, 1934. Plates, some coloured, folding map. 4to (10 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches), 958-pages. Original calf-backed coloured pictorial cloth. Chipping to calf of lower upper joint, some rubbing and scuffing to lower cover; overall good.

Very heavy, extra overseas postage will be requested.


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MIDDLE EAST: GREVILLE-NUGENT, HON. MRS: A Land of Mosques and Marabouts.

Item No. 16539

Item No. 16539

London: Chapman & Hall, 1894. First edition. Splendid frontispiece of the Hon. Mrs Greville-Nugent anf her husband photographed "en Arabe" . and 11 plates. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 190-pages. Original green cloth blocked in dark green. Headbands rubbed, spine dulled. Several leaves badly opened on fore-margin, two plates detached. Some foxing. Overall sound.

With a prize label of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals awarding this book to Arthur Knight for his Essay on "Man's Duty towards Animals".

Mrs. Greville-Nugent writes of the frontispiece in the text that, "we were photographed en Arabe ... by M. Geiser, who makes a speciality of this. My costume, with its brocades and jewels, was lovely; but the shoes pinched, being clumsily made and of very coarse leather; and I envied my husband the nice red morocco, gold embroidered top boots ....." Algeria & Tunisia.


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MIDDLE EAST: MAUNDRELL, HENRY: A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem At Easter A. D. 1697. The Fourth Edition, To which is now added an Account of the Authors Journey to the Banks of Euphrates at Beer, and to the Country of Mesopotamia.

Item No. 17460

Item No. 17460

Oxford: at the Theatre, 1721. Folding engraved frontispiece 'The Prospect of Aleppo', engraved title vignette and 14 further engraved plates, of which 8 folding. 8vo (7 5/8 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: (10):145:(7):10. Very well bound 20th Century full tan polished calf, spine with raised bands and gilt lettered direct. Inscription 'To Eliza Charl'te Shelley from her affect. Grand Papa Joseph Parker, April 2nd 1821' on front fly. Split to right hand plate mark of title vignette, no loss. A beautiful clean & crisp copy, well and sympathetically bound.


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MIDDLE EAST: STANLEY, ARTHUR PENRHYN: Sinai and Palestine in connection with their History. Third edition.

Item No. 17198

London: John Murray, 1856. Folding coloured diagram as frontispiece, 6 folding coloured maps, wodcuts. 8vo (8 34 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: lviii:550, contemporary full purple calf, wide decorative gilt border to sides, the spine gilt extra in compartments and with burgundy lettering piece, inner gilt dentelles, all edges marbled. Some scuffing to headband and head of lower joint, band of fading to lower cover, a few very minor scratches to boards. Overall attractively and well bound in good condition; very clean internally.


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MOROCCO: DE AMICIS, EDMONDO: Morocco, its People and Places. Translated by Maria Hornor Lansdale.

Item No. 17753

Philadelphia: Henry T. Coates, 1897. Two volumes. Photogravure plates with lettered guards, folding map. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: 253 & 226, original blue cloth elaborately gilt in a Moorish design. Headbands bumped, spine gilt dulled, folding map creased. Overall a very good and attractive copy. Some foxing to prelims.


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NEW ZEALAND: POLACK, J.S. [Member of the Colonial Society of London]: New Zealand: Being a Narrative of Travels and Adventures during a residence in that Country between 1831 and 1837.

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, 2 volumes. Frontispiece to each volume, folding map (with short marginal tear without loss), and 4 engraved plates (as called for). 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xii:403 & vi:441. Contemporary half purple calf, marbled boards, burgundy lettering and numbering pieces. Spines now faded to a patchy brown; some scuffing to sides and corners but very sound and with strong joints. Foxing to prelims otherwise internally very clean. Old signature on upper titles. Bound without half-titles.


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Auckland, New Zealand: David Bateman, 1996. Illustrated in colour and black & white. 4to, pp.168, softcover; slight shelf-wear, else excellent.


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NEW ZEALAND: HARDING, H.T. [publisher]: New Zealand Illustrated. An Album of Seventy Six Photographic Reproductions of all parts of Maoriland.

Item No. 13311

Auckland: H.T. Harding, n.d. circa 1900 Oblong folio (9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches), original orange, white, & green pictorial wrappers wire stitched as issued. Wrappers edge rubbed, some soiling and creasing with short tear to lower wrapper; backstrip chipped, a few corner creases.


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NEW ZEALAND: SELWYN, C.J. & L.F: Annals of the Diocese of New Zealand. Annals of the Colonial Church.

Item No. 10513

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1856. Frontispiece and illustrations (largely after G. F. Angas). Small 8vo, pp.xvi:247, original cloth; binding faded and lightly worn at headbands, some spotting. Original owner's name stitched into upper cover. Front free endpaper removed, inner joints cracked, inscription on front pastedown. "The letters of the Bishop of New Zealand [i.e. George Augustus Selwyn] ... form a considerable portion of this work" -- preface.


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NORTHERN EUROPE: BUNBURY, SELINA: A Summer in Northern Europe including Sketches in Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Alana Islands, Gothland etc.

Hurst and Blackett, London, 1856. First edition. Two volumes. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: 310:24 (Publisher's list) & 309:(1):16, Publisher's list). Original green cloth decoratively blocked in gilt. An exceptionally nice copy. 


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PERU: CISNEROS, CARLOS B: Atlas del Peru : poli´tico, minero, agri´cola, industrial y commercial (con las ultimas demarcaciones territoriales) y texto descriptivo de cada departamento / Illustrado con 123 vistas por Carlos B. Cisneros .

Lima : Libreri´a e´ imprenta Gil ca.1904. 20 coloured maps, 3 being double-page. Photographic illustrations in the text. 4to (14 1/8 x 11 1/4 inches), 57-pages. Original cloth-backed printed boards. Some wear to backstrip, boards marked and corner creased. Internally a couple of corner creases, some general creasing, else very good. Contemporary ownership inscription of the Geologist H. G. Busk, King's College, Cambridge on front pastedown 


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POLAR: SCOTT, R.F. (arranged by Leonard Huxley): Scott's Last Expedition: Two volumes. Vol. I being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott; and Vol. II being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition.

London: Smith Elder, 1913. First edition, first impression. Portraits, plates, folding maps and panoramas. Two volumes 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches) pages xxvI:633 & xv:534. Original blue cloth lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut; some rubbing to joints and headbands, corners bumped. Scattered foxing and some browning. Contemporary signature on front pastedowns. Overall a very good copy.


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PYRENEES: JACOTTET, J: Souvenirs des Pyrenees. Nouvelle Excursion. Figures par A. Bayat. Deuxieme Partie.

de Gihaut freres, c. 1840. Engraved pictorial title and 25 random plates from the 2nd Series. Folio (18 3/4 x 12 inches), contemporary calf backed boards, upper cover detached. Backstrip worn and coming away. Foxed. The plates, lithographed by Auguste Bry with tissue guards are, in order of binding, 1,2,3,5,9,6,11,24,25,14,16,20,18,21,28,34,35,43,46,41,45,48,50,7, & 12. 


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SANDWICH ISLANDS: 'A Man of the Sandwich Islands' and 'A Woman of the Sandwich Islands'.

Item No. 13941

[London: for J. Cooke, c. 1792]. Two engraved portraits on a single folio leaf (10 x 15 inches) from Bankes's 'New System of Geography Published by Royal Authority' and so engraved at head.


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SARAWAK: LIAN, ROBERT and SAGING, ROBERT: An Ethno-History of the Kelabit Tribe of Sarawak. A Brief Look at the Kelabit Tribe before World War II and After.

Item No. 7008

Unpublished: 1976 - 1977. "This Graduation Exercise is submitted to the Jabatan Sejarah, University of Malaya, in partial requirement for the Fulfillment of the Degree, Bachelor of Arts, Honours. 1976/77". Two plates, two maps, one folding. 4to, pp. 330, mimeographed throughout. Bound full simulated leather lettered in gilt. Binding dusty, a few text leaves corner bumped else excellent.

Inscribed and signed to John Maidment "With Compliments and Kind Regards, Robert Lian & Saging, 8 August 1977, Bario Longhouse, Kelabit Highlands, Baram, Sarawak".


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SAUDI ARABIA: GRAINGER, DAVID: The Geologic Evolution of Saudi Arabia: A Voyage Through Space and Time.

Saudi Geological Survey, 2007. First (& only edition). A two volume set in slipcase.

The first part outlines the geologic evolution of Saudi Arabia and explores the connections between geology and landscape (hardback book, 264 pages).

The second is a boxed set of 9 paperback booklets covering a number of geologic excursions and GeoNotes:
Geologic Excursion 1: Jiddah (and Makkah) to Al Hada (24 pages)
Geologic Excursion 2: Wadi Fatima (24 pages)
Geologic Excursion 3: Al Jumum to Madrakah (24 pages)
Geologic Excursion 4: Jiddah (and Makkah) to Al Madinah (23 pages)
Geologic Excursion 5: At Ta’if to Riyadh (24 pages)
Geologic Excursion 6: Al Wahbah Crater (24 pages)
GeoNotes 1-5: Al Harra’ Lava Flow and Tertiary Fossils at Al Harra’ and Harrat Nuqrah; Wadi al Lith Hot Springs; Jizan Salt Dome and Hot Springs; Shu’aybah Area – Raised Reef and Shield Volcano; Abha Area – Jabal as Sudah and Al Habalah (the Hanging Village) (40 pages)
GeoNotes 6-11: Dhee Ayn – The Marble Village; Granites near Jiddah; Mada’in Salih; Vertebrate Fossils at Jabal Umm Hmar and Mastodon Cave; Tuwayq Escarpment – the Backbone of Arabia; Rub’ al Khali and Al Jafurah Deserts (48 pages)
GeoNotes 12-16: Dammam Dome; Al Hasa Oasis and Shedgum Escarpment; Sand Dunes and Sabkhahs of Half Moon Bay; The White Volcanoes; Sharks’ Teeth at Khurais (48 pages) . Fine in slipcase (11 1/8 x 9 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches).

With gift inscription from " David", most likely the author.

Weight 4.2 kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested. 


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TIBET: WARD, F. KINGDON: The Land of the Blue Poppy. Travels of a Naturalist in Eastern Tibet.

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Item No. 20247

Cambridge at the University Press, 1913. First edition. Frontispiece,39 plates, 5 maps (4 folding). 8vo (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches), pages xii:283:(1, C.U.P. list). Original grey/green cloth. Small scuff to upper cover, short nick in headband else good. Title-page perforated: "Cambridge University Press Library, Fetter Lane".


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U.S.A. - OREGON TERRITORY: KNIGHT, CHARLES & NICOLAY, C.G: William Caxton, First English Printer, a Biography. BOUND WITH: Nicolay's The Oregon Territory. A Geographical and Physical Account of that Country and its Inhabitants with Outlines of its History and Discovery.

Charles Knight, Lobndon , 1844. The Oregon Territory published by Knight in 1846. BOUND WITH: The Elephant, principly viewed in Relation to Man. A New Edition (Knight 1844).. Three works bound in 1 volume. Portrait to the 1st work . Frontispiece and folding map to the 2nd work (lower margin of map shaved by the binder). The 3rd work with illustrations in the text. Three works in one volume. Small 8vo (6 x 3 3/4 inches), pages: 240:226:viii:292. Contemporary half crimson calf, marbled boards. Spine blocked in gilt and lettered vertically in gilt direct, all edges marbled. An excellent copy, very clean internally and attractively bound, joints rubbed else in very good condition. 


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WORLD TRAVEL: FREDERICKSON, A.D: Ad Orientem. With Illustrations from the Author's Sketch-book.


Item No. 19767

W.H. Allen, London, 1889. First edition. Coloured lithographic frontispiece and 25 plates of which 24 are coloured lithographs, and a tipped in "facsimile of $3 receipt chair-hire printed on genuine Japanese paper (brought home by the author)" together with 4 illustrations in the text and two maps, one folding. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches), 380-pages, original red cloth the upper cover blocked in gilt with a Paddy-reaper. Spine faded, else a very good copy, Prize label on front pastedown. 


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