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DENHAM, MAJOR DIXON & CLAPPERTON, CAPTAIN HUGH: Narrative of Travels and Discoveries in Northern and Central Africa in the Years 1822, 1823 and 1824 ...... Extending across the Great Desert .... from Kouka in Bornou, to Sackatoo, the Capital of the Fellatah Empire. With an Appendix.

Item No. 17332

London: John Murray, 1826. First edition.. Engraved frontispiece and 36 plates and maps, 1 hand-coloured, and a large folding engraved map. Prelims. foxed and with some browning, some plates also browned and with browning to facing leaves of text, map foxed.4to (11 x 9 inches), pages: xlviii:335:269, contemporary full diced calf, gilt borders to sides, rebacked at an early date retaining the original backstrip, spine with black and crimson lettering pieces with some rubbing and chipping, corners rubbed through.


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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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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tailor of Gloucester.

Item No. 17284

Item No. 17284

London: Frederick Warne, 1903. First edition. Frontispiece and 26 colouredf plates. 12mo. Original grey/blue boards with inset applied coloured illustration as issued. Crease to one plate, lacks backstrip, stitching slack, lacks front free endpaper. Contemporary gift inscription on recto of frontispiece; ideal copy for cannibalization or restoration.


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POTTER, BEATRIX: The Tale of Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle.

Item No. 17285

Item No. 17285

Item No. 17285

London: Frederick Warne, 1905. First edition, First Issue. Lacks frontispiece. 26 coloured plates. 12mo, original green boards with coloured pictorial onlay as issued. Lacks backstrip, some fading. Tiny contemporary gift inscription on half title. 1 inch tear on fore-margin of p.27 and glue marks to reverse, some adhesion to blank fore margin of p.29; ideal copy for cannibalization or restoration. The first issue point being the lack of quotes at the end of page 51.


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SASSOON, SIEGFRIED: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. With illustrations by Barnett Freedman.

Item No. 17337

London: Faber, 1931. First illustrated edition. 15 coloured plates, head & tail pieces, coloured pictorial endpapers. 8vo (9 x 6 1/4 inches), 311-pages. Original coloured pictorial cloth. Headbands bruised else very good.


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SOCIETY OF FRIENDS: Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania ... from the time of their settlement in America, to the Year 1843.

Item No. 17325

Item No. 17325

Item No. 17325

Published by the Aborigines' Committee of The Meeting for Sufferings, London: Edward Narsh, 1844. First edition. Hand-coloured map "Aboriginal America East of the Mississippi" as frontispiece and a large folding map of North America denoting the boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the locations of the Indian Tribes. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: x:11-247, original dark brown glazed cloth blocked in blind. Backstrip split at upper joint and with three horizonta splits but without loss.

An ideal candidate for restoration as the binding is very bright and internally text and maps excellent and clean. Slight traces of old glue on upper hinge.


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SPEKE, JOHN HANNING: Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. With Map and Portraits, and numerous illustrations, chiefly from drawings by Captain Grant.

Item No. 17327

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1863. First edition. Portrait, plates, illustrations and 2 maps, 1 large and folding at end. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xxxi:658. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments with burgundy lettering piece. Headband softened, rubbing to extremities, foxing to prelims. Small contemporary signature at head of title, contemporary prize label on front pastedown. Bound without half-title. Generally a very good and attractive copy in very sound condition.


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STANLEY, ARTHUR PENRYN: Sinai and Palestine in connection with their history. With Maps & Plans. First Edition.

Item No. 17291

London: John Murray, 1856. 7 folding coloured maps, woodcuts. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: lv:535, contemporary half calf, cloth sides, spine gilt in compartments with double lettering pieces; spine darkened, corners bumped and rubbed, chip out of upper joint, paper cracked at gutter between last two leaves but very firm. Engraved armorial bookplate, small contemporary signature at head of title.


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STEIN, M. AUREL: Ruins of Desert Cathay. Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China.

Item No. 17330

London: Macmillan, 1912. First edition. Two volumes. Plates, some coloured, panoramas and 3 folding maps, that of Western & Central Nan Shan lacking approx. a third and laid down; lacking the plate opposite page 368 in Volume 2. Two volumes 8vo (9 1/2 x 7 inches), original brown cloth with gilt medallion to upper covers, top edges gilt, lower edges of text blocks scuffed and rubbed. Bindings very marked & corner rubbed through but very sound.


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STEIN, M. AUREL: Sand-Buried Ruins of Khotan. Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archaeological & Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan. With map from Original Surveys and numerous illustrations.

Item No. 17326

London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903. First edition. Frontispiece, large folding coloured map, numerous illustrations. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), pages: xliii:502, later full tan buckram lettered in gilt. Some mottling to covers, some light foxing to frontispiece, some slight surface adhesion of frontispiece to title.

The large map laid-down and with 1 1/2 inch tear on one marginal fold else very good. A few light pencil notes to one blank. Very clean internally. Bound without half-title.


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TAYLOR, ELIZABETH (1932-2011) & BURTON, RICHARD (1925-1984): Photographs of each. Signed & inscribed.

Item No. 17282

Item No. 17282

Taylor's photograph 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches. Inscribed, "To Sally Best Wishes Elizabeth Taylor". Mounted to an album leaf wth an unsigned photograph of a boxer to the reverse.

Burton's photograph, 10 x 8 inches, inscribed, "To Sally with best wishes Richard Burton" this with remains of an album leaf to the reverse, pin holes to margins.

Both pieces from the collection of Sally Reynolds who was given these photographs when a telephonist at the Dorchester Hotel in London.


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