Foreign Topography, Travel & Exploration

AFGHANISTAN: GRAY, JOHN ALFRED: At the Court of the Amir, a Narrative.

London: Richard Bentley, 1895. First edition. 3 (of 4 plates - lacking frontispiece). 8vo (8 x 6 inches), 523-pages, original green cloth gilt. A poor copy, binding rubbed and marked, foxing within, heavy at times, inner hinges cracked, label "The Orotava Library" on front pastedown.


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AFRICA: BAKER, SIR SAMUEL W: Ismailia. A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the suppression of the Slave Trade organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. With Maps, Portraits, and upwards of fifty full-page illustrations by Zwecker and Durand.

Item No. 6679

London: Macmillan, 1874. First edition. Two volumes. Two maps, one folding, portraits, & plates. 2 volumes, large 8vo, pp. viii:447:55(Macmillan's catalogue dated October 1874) & viii:588, original green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt; inner joints cracked but firm, some bubbling of the cloth on covers. 4-inch split to lower outer joint of vol. 2 and with 1-inch tear into backstrip. Some foxing, one plate partly detached, tear into folding map without loss. A better copy than it sounds.


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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 Pombeiros ...... 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: PATTERSON, LIEUT.-COL. J.H: In the Grip of the Nyika. Further Adventures in British East Africa.

London: Macmillan, 1910. 2nd reprint. Illustrations, maps. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 389-pages. Original blue cloth blocked in gilt; some light mottling to upper cover else good and solidly bound.


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AFRICA: STIRLING, LEADER: Bush Doctor. Being Letters from Dr. Leader Stirling Tanganyika Territory. Illustrated by Walter Law.

Item No. 16189

London: Parrett & Neves, 1947. First edition. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 128-pages, original cloth; very good in slightly edge worn dust jacket.


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ALGERIA: GASTINEAU, BENJAMIN: Les Femmes et les Moeurs de L'Algerie.

Item No. 17038

Paris: Hetzel, 1861. First edition. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 355-pages, contemporary half calf, spine gilt ruled. Spine sunned and with a little wear to the headband. Light foxing, more so to the prelims.


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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.

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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: RALEIGH, SIR WALTER: A Report of the Truth of the Fight about the Iles of the Acores (The Last Fight of the Reuenge) 1591. The Discouerie of the Large, Rich, and Bewtiful Empyre of Guiana, 1596. A Scolar Press Facsimile.

Menston: The Scolar Press, 1967. 2nd impression thus of this facsimile. 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Original green cloth blocked in gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown, signature & date on front free endpaper. Good.


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AMERICA: RALEGH, SIR WALTER Edited by Joyce Lorimer: Sir Walter Ralegh's Discoverie of Guiana.

Item No. 16271

London: ashgate for the Hakluyt Society, 2006. Hakluyt Society Third Series No. 15. 8vo (10 x 7 inches), 360-pages, original cloth; excellent in unevenly faded else good dust jacket.


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AMERICA: TATE, BRIAN & MARCUS: The Pilgrim Route to Santiago. Photographs by Pablo Keller.

Item No. 4666

Oxford: Phaidon, 1987. First edition. Coloured plates and maps throughout. 4to, pp. 159, original cloth; an excellent copy in like dustwrapper.


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AMERICA: WEBBER, C. W: Wild Scenes and Song-Birds. With twenty illustrations, printed in colours, from Drawings by Mrs. C. W. Webber and Alfred J. Miller.

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New York: George P. Putnam, 1854. First edition. Chromolitho. frontispiece and 19 chromolitho. plates (15 ornithological plates after Mrs. Webber and 5 scenes of Native American life after Alfred Jacob Miller; all lithographed by the Rosenthal firm in Philadelphia).

8vo (10 x 6 1/2 inches), pages: x:(1):347. Publishers superior de-luxe binding of full black morocco blocked in blind and with sunken central lozenge to each cover containing a gilt blocked southern mocking bird, all edges gilt, spine lettered gilt direct within raised bands; some rubbing/bruising to corners but overall the binding in remarkably good and attractive order.

Some marginal browning or foxing within. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper. Paper to inner joints cracked, half inch crack to upper joint, but joints totally firm.

Overall an outstanding copy.

First edition, early issue; the plate of Indian Girl Swinging shows her bare-breasted. “In the first edition, she appears, as in the Miller watercolor, bare-breasted. In at least some of the later printings, she has been provided with a blouse, probably in the name of nineteenth-century modesty” (Ron Tyler, editor, Alfred Jacob Miller: Artist on the Oregon Trail, Amon Carter Museum, 1982, p. 449).

The five chromolithographic plates of Native Americans scenes by Alfred Jacob Miller are the most important feature of this book. Miller (1810-1874), an early American artist in the Rockies.


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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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ASIA: DUMARCAY, JACQUES: Images of Asia. The House in South-East Asia. Translated and Edited by Michael Smithies.

Item No. 9381

Singapore, Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 1987. First edition. Illustrated in colour and black & white. 8vo, pp.[6]:74, original glazed boards; generally a very good copy.


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ASIA: HALL, D.G.E. (Editor): Historians of South-East Asia. No. 2 in the series "Historical Writing on the Peoples of Asia".

Item No. 14583

London: Oxford University Press, 1961. First edition. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 342-pages. Original cloth; very good dust jacket which has fading to the spine and some edge wear.


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Singapore: Malaya Publishing for The Shell Company of the Federation of Malaya Limited, 1963. Illustrated in colour. Large 4to, pp.112, original red and yellow patterned cloth; an excellent copy.


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ASIA: MULLER, KAL: Spice Islands. The Moluccas. Part of the "Periplus Indonesian Travel Guides" Series.

California: Periplus, 1990. Illustrated in colour. 8vo, pp.166, softcover; back cover bearing a number of criss-crossing indentations which are not immediately noticeable, else a good copy


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ASIA: KELLY & WALSH [Publishers]: Malay for Beginners.

Singapore: Kelly & Walsh, 1928. Small 8vo, pp. 41, original cloth-backed wrappers; upper cover damp-marked.


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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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ATLAS: BEVAN, G. PHILLIPS: Royal Relief Atlas of all parts of the World, consising of 31 maps.

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London: George Philip[ & Son, 1885. Third edition. 31 maps, of which 26 embossed in relief. The maps mounted on thick card frames with descriptions of the following map pasted to the reverse, as issued. 4to (12 x 10 3/4 inches), publisher's half red roan, gilt Royal Arms to upper cover. Backstrip partly detached and badly chipped head and tail; internally very good.

The 26 embossed physical maps comprise: World; Europe; British Isles; England; Scotland; Ireland; France; Germany; Austria and Hungary; Switzerland; Scandinavia; Denmark; Netherlands and Belgium; Spain and Portugal; Italy; Turkey and Greece; European Russia; Asia; Palestine, India; Africa; Cape Colony; North America; South America; Australia; & New Zealand (with an inset of Fiji) . The remaining 5 unembossed maps are political. The map of Scandinavia with title slightly cropped.


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ATLAS: LOWTH, HENEAGE: A concise Historical, Biographical, and Genealogical Atlas of the principal events in the histories of France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, and Italy ... With the ... historical summary and observations of Le Sage [i.e. M. J. E. D. de Las Cases].

Item No. 15734

London : Simkin & Marshall , [ 1851 ]. Engraved title. Hand-coloured engraved maps and genealogical charts. Folio (17 1/4 x 13 1/2 inches), unpaginated. Original cloth blocked in blind and gilt. Upper inner joint pulled but holding. Endpapers dusty and foxed, generally internally and externally good.


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ATLAS: "The Times" Atlas containing 117 Pages of Maps, and comprising 173 Maps and an Aplhabetical Index to 130,000 names.

Item No. 16471

London: Office of "The Times", 1896. Folio (16 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches), original burgundy cloth blocked in blind and gilt; joints rubbed, some creasing to backstrip.


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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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CHINA and JAPAN: BEASLEY, W.G. & PULLEYBLANK, E.G. (Editors): Historians of China and Japan. No. 3 in the series "Historical Writing on the Peoples of Asia".

Item No. 15481

London: Oxford University Press, 1961. First edition. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 351-pages. Original cloth; very good in marked dust jacket which has fading to the spine.


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CONSTANTINOPLE: MONTAGU, LADY MARY WORTLEY: The Letters of Lady M. W. Montagu during the Embassy to Constantinople 1716-18.

Item No. 16998

Paris: Baudry's European Library, 1840. Portrait, title vignette. 12mo (5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches), 228-pages. Contemporary quarter tan calf, marbled boards, spine gilt with black lettering piece. Headband chipped, cracks to upper joint but very firm.


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CORSICA: BOSWELL, JAMES: An Account of Corsica, the Journal of a Tour to that Island, and Memoirs of Pascal Paoli. The Third Edition, Corrected.

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London: for Edward and Charles Dilly, 1769. Engraved portrait, engraved title vignette, folding engraved map. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches) 400-pages, contemporary full tan marbled calf, narrow decorative gilt border to sides, early and neat reback retaining the original, slightly darkened, backstrip gilt. Map holed on intersection of central fold but with no loss. Portrait, title, & map foxed, the text however generally unaffected. Bound without the half-title.


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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: CHATEAUBRIAND, FRANCOIS RENE, VICOMTE DE: Itineraire de Paris a Jerusalem, Precede de Notes sur la Grece et suivi des Voyages en Italie et en France.

Paris: Firmin Didot Freres, 1854. Two volumes. 8vo (7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches), contemporary purple calf backed grained boards; bindings rubbed, spines darkened, but sound.


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EUROPE: DOUGHTY, H.M: Our Wherry in Wendish Lands, From Friesland, through the Mecklenburg Lakes, to Bohemia. Illustrated by His Daughters.

Item No. 16888

London: Jarrold & Sons, [ca. 1893]. Second edition. Frontispiece, plates, illustrations in the text, and maps, two folding. 8vo (9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches) original blue cloth decoratively blocked in black, white, red, & gilt; tanning to endpapers, headbands bruised, some rubbing and spotting, remains of small label on upper cover. The second of the two maps is a modern facsimile. Half-title inscribed "Waitaria Library No. 46". The voyage of the Wherry "Gipsy" 1890-91.


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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: 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. £15.00

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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: OKEY, T: Paris and its Story. Illustrated by Katherine Kimball & O.F.M. Ward.

Item No. 16564

London: Dent, 1904. First edition. Folding map, numerous coloured plates with tissue guards and illustrations in the text. Large 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 350-pages. Original bevelled green cloth extensively blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Short contemporary inscription on front pastedown. Some foxing to endpapers. The binding in very fresh and bright condition.


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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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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.

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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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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: VESTER, M. [Publisher]: Flowers of the Holy Land.

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Jerusalem: M. Vester, American Colony, circa 1900. 15 leaves of dried flower arrangements with facing individual dried flowers. Oblong 8vo (10 1/2 x 8 inches), publishers morocco-backed carved heavy olive boards. Horizontal crack to upper board but firm; overall very good.

The groups of flowers well arranged. A large and attractive example of these Holy Land souvenirs.


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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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INDIA: CAMERON, JOHN: Our Tropical Possessions in Malayan India. With an Introduction by Wang Gungwu.

Item No. 6783

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1965. Oxford in Asia Historical Reprints. Coloured plates. 8vo, pp.xii:408, original brown cloth lettered in gilt on spine contained in slip-case; lettered backstrip to slip-case with small tears and lifting along the edges; in all other respects a very good copy.


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INDIA: FALKLAND, THE VISCOUNTESS: Chow-Chow. Being selections from a Journal kept in India, Egypt, and Syria.

Item No. 16916

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London: Hurst & Blackett, 1857.

First edition. Chromolitho. frontispiece to each volume, title vignettes. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: ix:326 & vii:(1,errata):287:ix, 19th Century half calf; rubbed and scuffed, lacking 1 numbering & 1 lettering piece, binding firm however, bound without half-titles. Piece torn from lower blank margin of one leaf. Internally very clean and free from foxing.


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INDIA: HOOKER, SIR JOSEPH DALTON: Himalayan Journals; or, Notes of a Naturalist in Bengal, The Sikkim and Nepal Himalayas, the Khasia Mountains, etc. In the "Minerva Library of Famous Books" series.

Item No. 16642

London: Ward, Lock, Bowden, 1891. Portrait, 2 folding maps, folding panorama, plates & illustrations. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), pages: xxxi:(1):574, contemporary half crimson calf, marbled boards, spine gilt with lettering piece; headbands chipped, extremities rubbed, some fading to boards, well and strongly bound however and very good internally.


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INDIA: MAHAJAN, JAGMOHAN: The Raj Landscape. British Views of Indian Cities.

South Godstone, Surrey: Spantech Publishers, 1988. First edition. Illustrated in colour. 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 inches wide, pp.151, original boards in dustwrapper; generally a very good copy.


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INDIA: MARTINEAU, A: Inventaire des anciennes archives de l'Inde française.

[Pondichery : Socie´te´ de l'histoire de l'inde franc¸aise 1914 ]. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 inches), 38-pages. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, with crimson lettering piece to upper cover. Three inch split to outer upper joint, firm. Annotations in ink. Imperfect: wanting the title-page.


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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: MURRAY, JOHN (Publisher): A handbook for Travellers in India, Burma, and Ceylon .... Ninth Edition, with Seventy-nine maps and plans.

Item No. 17043

London: John Murray, 1913. Large coloured folding map in endpocket; folding cooured maps and plans throughout. 8vo (7 x 5 inches), 664-pages plus advertiesements. Original red grained cloth; some light soiling or dustmarking to upper cover else very good. Contemporary signature on endpaper and half-title. The large folding map holed on the junction of some folds but without loss, one other folding map dusty on fore-margin & with tear, where once badly folded.


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INDIA: OLIPHANT, LAURENCE: A Journey to Katmandu .....

Time Life Books, n.d. circa 1980. Exact facsimile reprint of the 1852 edition published by John Murray. Map. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: x:214, publishers full brown 'leather' blocked in red & gilt, all edges gilt; excellent.


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INDIA: PHILIPS, C.H. (Editor): Historical Writing on the Peoples of Asia Series, Volume 1: Historians of India, Pakistan and Ceylon.

Item No. 15535

London: Oxford University Press, 1961. First edition. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 504-pages. Original cloth. Very good in browned and faded, slightly edge worn dust jacket which has the editor's name inscribed in ink on the backstrip


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INDIA: STEIN, SIR AUREL: On Alexander's Track to the Indus. Personal Narrative of Explorations on the North-West Frontier of India carried out under the Orders of H.M. Indian Government.

Item No 16538

Item No. 16538

Item No. 16538

Item No. 16538

London: Macmillan, 1929. First edition. Frontispiece, plates, 2 folding panoramas and 2 folding maps. Large 8vo (9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches), pages: xvi:182, with tipped-in errata. Original brown cloth with gilt medallion on upper cover, top edge gilt; headbands a little bruised, corners very slightly rubbed, upper forecorner of a few leaves bumped. Overall a very good copy indeed.


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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: FATTORUSSO, JOSEPH: Les Merveilles de L'Italia.

Item No. 16926

Florence: Collection Medicis, G. Fattorusso, n.d. c. 1930. Coloured frontispiece, illustrations throughout. 8vo (9 3/4 x 7 inches), publisher's elaborate full tan calf with sunken panels and central raised shield, blocked extensively in gilt to both front and rear covers; in very good condition. French text. Inscription, 1938, on front fly.


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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: HOPWOOD, DEREK: Tales of Empire. The British in the Middle East.

London: I.B. Tauris, 1989. First edition. Illustrated in black & white. 8vo, pp.xiv:196, original grey cloth lettered in gilt on spine in glazed dustwrapper; an excellent copy.


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MIDDLE EAST: RAWLINSON, GEORGE: The Sixth Great Oriental Monarchy; or the Geography, History, & Antiquities of Parthia, collected and Illustrated from Ancient and Modern Sources.

Item No. 12013

London: Longmans, Green, 1873. Chromolitho frontispiece, two folding maps & illustrations in the text. 8vo (9 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xiii:(2):458. Nicely bound recent half tan calf with black gilt lettering piece, spine ornamentally blocked in gilt within gilt rules, marbled boards. Some foxing to prelims. but generally a very nice copy indeed.


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MIDDLE EAST: WARBURTON, ELIOT: The Crescent and the Cross or, Romance and Reality of Eastern Travel. Eighteenth edition.

Item No. 10615

London: Hurst & Blackett, n.d. ca. 1890. Frontispiece with tissue guard. Illustrations. 8vo, pp.ix:(1):380, contemporary full crimson hard grain morocco, spine with raised band, all edges gilt, inner gilt dentelles; small dark mark to spine else excellent. Eton College prize inscription on front flyleaf.


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MONTE CARLO: COOPER, A.N: The Tramps of "The Walking Parson". With New Walks to Monte Carlo, etc. New and Enlarged Edition. With Illustrations and Portraits.

Item No. 15072

London: Walter Scott, 1905. Plates. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), 352-pages. Contemporary dark green grained calf, sides ruled in gilt enclosing gilt school arms on upper cover, spine gilt in compartments, all edges gilt. Some rubbing, 1/2 inch crack to upper joint but all firm. Prize label on front free endpaper. Overall very sound and attractive.


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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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POLAR: KIRWAN, L.P: The White Road, A Survey of Polar Exploration.

London: Hollis & Carter, 1959. First edition. Plates, maps. 8vo, pp.x:374, original blue cloth; very good.


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POLAR: ANON: Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions: with illustrations of their climate, geology, and natural history; with an account of the Whale-Fishery.

Item No. 16631

Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd, [1845]. Fourteenth Thousand (5th Edition). Extra engraved title. Folding engraved chart as frontispiece, plates, and illustrations in the text. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches), 426-pages, contemporary half green calf, marbled boards, spine gilt extra with crimson lettering piece; the binding by W.F. Taylor, Windsor with his ticket. A little light rubbing; overall an attractive binding in good order, some foxing to chart and prelims else very clean internally.


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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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POLAR: SCOTT, ROBERT F: The Voyage of the Discovery. Two Volumes.

Item No. 14635

London: Smith, Elder, 1905. 2nd impression. Numerous plates, some coloured, maps, two in endpockets. Two volumes 4to (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), pages: xix:556 & xii:508, original blue ribbed cloth, bright gilt medalions to upper covers, top edges gilt. Top left corner of backstrip to volume 1 bumped, one corner bumped, some foxing to prelims. Overall a very good copy indeed.


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PORTUGAL: BECKFORD, WILLIAM and BOYD, ALEXANDER [Editor]: Recollections of an Excursion to the Monasteries of Alcobaca and Batalha. With his Original Journal of 1794.

Fontwell, Sussex: Centaur Press Ltd, 1972. First edition. Black & white portrait frontispiece and plates. Tall 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches ), pp.228, original cloth in price-clipped dustwrapper; binding very good with a slight bump at top of spine; dustwrapper slightly bumped along top edge at spine else good; internally, very good.


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PRINCE WILLIAM'S SOUND: 'A Man of Prince William's Sound' and 'A Woman of Prince William's Sound'.

Item No. 1381

[London: for J. Cooke, ca. 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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Item No. 5070

London: Hurst & Blackett, 1870. First edition of volume 1, 2nd edition of volume 2. Two volumes, 8vo, pp. viii:352 & vi:344, contemporary half blue calf, headbands lightly chipped, some rubbing, especially on raised bands; foxing, especially to prelims. Contemporary signatures on front free endpapers.


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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 an& Kind Regards, Robert Lian & Saging, 8 August 1977, Bario Longhouse, Kelabit Highlands, Baram, Sarawak".


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Kuala Belait, State of Brunei: Brunei Press, n.d. A Sarawack Information Service Publication. 4to, pp. 76, interleaved throughout, softcover; upper wrapper, title-page, & backstrip detached and soiled, edges frayed.


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SARAWAK: MUNAN, HEIDI: Sarawak Crafts. Methods, Materials, and Motifs.

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1994. Second Impression. Illustrated in colour and black & white. Small 8vo, pp.xiii:92, original boards; corners slightly bumped, else very good.


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SUDAN: HILL, R.L: A Bibliography of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, from the Earliest Times to 1937.

Oxford University Press, 1939. First edition. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 213-pages. Original black cloth; tiny split and some light spotting to headband else good. Short contemporary inscription on front pastedown.


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VENICE: CARLO PONTI [Photographer]: 12 cabinet views of Venice all on Carlo Ponti Venezia mounts. Together with other cabinet views as under.

Item No. 16482

Item No.16482

Item No. 16482

Venice: Carlo Ponti c. 1870. The other cabinet views comprise 3 cabinet views of Heidelberg, photographer unknown, mounts trimmed, 5 cabinet views of the Rhine by J. F. Stiehm (4 being of Coblentz), some mounts trimmed and 4 other cabinet views of London, one being the International Exhibition 1874 - Royal Albert Hall, South Side by Wm. England. Remainder of the album given over to family portraits etc.

The handsome album in very good condition apart from some very minor light rubbing. Bevelled brown morocco, the sunken panel on the upper cover containing raised decorations enclosing mounted brass monogram "E.B." for Edwin Burgis whose name and address " 1 Studley Terrace, Moss Lane East, Rusholme" is inscribed on the verso of the front free endpaper. The album with brass clasp and all edges gilt. 10 1/2 x 8 x 2 1/4 inches. Weight 2 1/4 kg.24 Cabinet views in total.

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VOYAGES: LUMSDEN, LIEUTENANT THOMAS: A Journey from Merut in India, to London, through Arabia, Persia, Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Austria, Switzerland, and France, during the Years 1819 and 1820 by Lieutenant Thomas Lumsden, of the Bengal Horse Artillery.

Item No. 6789

London: for Black, Kingsbury, Parbury, & Allen, 1822. First edition. Engraved frontispiece but lacking the map. 8vo, pp. vii:272:12 (Itinerary), old crude quarter calf, uncut, inner joints broken. Lacks front free endpaper, inscribed George Emerson, Quebec Sept. 23, 1857 on front pastedown. Some foxing and light soiling, damp-marking to the frontispiece, occasional damp-marking to margins. Although lacking the map this is a good unsophisticated copy, uncut with wide margins, and with the half-title.


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VOYAGES: TOWLE, GEORGE M: The Story of Magellan or the First Voyage Round the World.

Item No. 13832

London: T. Nelson, 1896. Portrait. 8vo (7 x 5 inches), 184-pages. Contemporary full green calf, decorative gilt border to sides, spine floral gilt in compartments with crimson lettering piece; small scuff to upper cover, spine sunned; generally good, sound, & attractive. Armorial bookplate.


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VOYAGES: WALTER, RICHARD: Anson's Voyage Round the World. A New Edition with Prefatory Notes by G.S. Laird Clowes.

London: Martin Hopkinson, 1928. Plates, folding charts. Large 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 402-pages. Original blue cloth; light foxing to prelims. Overall good. Engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown.


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