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: 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: 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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AFRICA - NILE: 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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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.

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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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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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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ANTARCTICA: SCOTT, ROBERT FALCON: Scott's Last Expedition. The Personal Journals of Captain R. F. Scott on his journey to the South Pole. With introduction by Sir J. M. Barrie and a Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham.

Item No. 18252

London: John Murray,, 1925. Reprint. Portrait, plates, and folding map. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches), 521-pages. Contemporary half blue prize calf, spine gilt in compartments and lettered direct, blue cloth sides, the upper cover gilt blocked with the arms of Dulwich College; prize label on front pastedown. Light rubbing to headband, spine lightly sunned. Edge of text block foxed. Overall very sound.


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ARCTIC: ROSS, SIR JOHN: Narrative of a Second Voyage in search of the North-West Passage and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions, during the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, ....including the Discovery of the Northern Magnetic Pole.

Item No. 17869

Philadelphia and Baltimore: E. L. Carey and A. Hart, 1835. First American edition. Large folding engraved chart (24 1/2 x 18 1/4 inches) of the Discoveries made in the Arctic Regions, with Dedication to William IV. 8vo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches), pages: xxiii:456, contemporary half calf.

Binding very worn, boards detached, spine severely chipped. Map and title detached, the title creased, the map with some browning but generally good. Title very foxed & foxed throughout, occasionally heavy. An uncommon edition.


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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: 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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ASIA MINOR: WILSON, MAJOR-GENERAL SIR CHARLES (Editor): Handbook for Travellers in Asia Minor, Transcaucasia, Persia, etc. With Maps & Plans.

Item No. 17120

Item No. 17120

London: John Murray, 1895. First edition. Folding map of Western Asia Minor in front pocket, folding map of Turkey in Asia in end pocket, 3 other folding maps and a 3 section map of Eastern Asia Minor, fraying to blank fore-margin of one section and 4 other maps not called for in the list, i.e. the Sea of Marmara, a Plan of Brusa, Anti-Taurus, & Eastern Cilicia. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches), pages: xii:416:64(Murray's Handbook Advertiser 1895-1896 containing useful information for travellers, Railway and Steamboat companies, Hotels, and miscellaneous advertisers). Original red cloth, spine gilt dulled, ink spot and some rubbing to upper cover, faint old signature on upper cover. Overall very good.


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

Item No. 11068

Item No. 11068

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: "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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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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AUSTRIAN TYROL: COWAN, GEOFFREY: CLIMBING IN THE AUSTRIAN TYROL: Manuscript journal 1896. The manuscript journal kept by Geoffrey Cowan of Edinburgh, July 30th to 16th September 1896, describing the journey out with his friends, climbing in the Tyrol, and return trip.

Item No. 17281

Item No. 17281

26-pages written in an oblong 8vo sketchbook - "August 20. Tre Croci. Woken at 3.30, start about 4.10 ... mist low down. First go up path, then ... some snow which the guides prefered but we didn't as it was very slippery. Then were roped & went across a v. steep slope of snow (50 feet down on to beautiful rocks). A went first. Then over a little ice & on to rocks. Wound round by a path with slightly nasty corner, then stopped to eat. Cold tea, very nasty & awfully sweet. Then on again over some very nice rocks .... My guide was very nice as he hardly pulled at all, going up. Awfully jolly climb only very cold, guides lent us their gloves. Got to top in a little over three hours. Snow there & cold wind. Got out of wind & stayed there about 1/2 hour. Mist all round & no view ........ My guide now pulled far too hard, kept me dangling once and shooting forwards! ....." etc.


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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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CHINA: CUMMING, CONSTANCE FREDERICA GORDON: Wanderings in China. Illustrated by the author. New Edition.

Item No. 17652

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1886. The second edition; same year as first. 10 plates and folding map. Two volumes 8vo (8 1/2 x 6 inches), pages: vi:(1):382 & vi:(1):370:5:24 (publisher's catalogue). Original gilt decorated cloth; rubbed, headbands chipped, spines darkened. Internally, stitching cracked in places in Volume 2, one plate partially detached and a trifle worn on fore-margin, else good; the folding map excellent.

Ex-English Club Library Montevideo with labels on front pastedowns and shelf number label on backstrips; no other library markings.


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CHINA: FREEMAN-MITFORD, A.B: The Attache at Peking.

Item No. 17910

London: Macmillan, 1900. First edition. 8vo (8 x 5 1/4 inches), pages: lviii:386:(2, advertisements), original black cloth, the covers blocked with gilt bats, top edge gilt. Some foxing to endpapers, corners lightly bumped, overall very good. Front pastedown inscribed "With Lady Hooker's kindest greetings, Xmas 1900". Later small signature and date on front free endpaper.


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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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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: 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. £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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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: FERMOR, PATRICK LEIGH: Mani. Travels in the Southern Peloponnese.

Item No. 18222

London: John Murray & The Book Society, 1958. Frontispiece by John Craxton. Photographs. 8vo (9 x 5 3/4 inches), 319-pages. Original red cloth blocked in gilt. Dust jacked (also designed by Craxton) worn at headbands and with 1-inch split to lower upper joint and with some browning. A little light foxing to prelims, dustmarking to edge of text block.


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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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INDIA: JOHNSTON & HOFFMANN, PHOTOGRAPHERS: Jute Cultivation & Preparation. Volume 1.

Item No. 18802

Item No. 18802

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Item No. 18802

Calcutta: Johnston & Hoffmann, n.d. ca. 1905? 25 photographic images laid down on 25 card leaves with printed captions, the leaves on cloth stubs. The images 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches. Oblong folio (12 x 8 1/4 inches), original 2-tone cloth lettered in gilt; very good.

The photographs in the album cover the entire process of jute production in India before it enters the mill for processing and covers the preparation of the land, the sowing of the jute seed, the harvesting of the crop, the washing of the jute and finally the packaging of the raw jute. Rare.


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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: SINGH, K.S: Communities, Segments, Synonyms, Surnames and Titles. People of India, National Series, volume VIII. Anthropological Survey of India.

Item No. 17897

Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996. Thick 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), 1948-pages. Original vinyl; very good in very good dust jacket.


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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: CONDER, JOSIAH: Italy. In three volumes.

Item No. 17153

London: James Duncan, 1834. Two folding engraved maps and 9 engraved plates (complete). 8vo (5 3/4 x 3 3/4 inches), pages: xxi:403; (3):396; & iv:428. Contemporary half tan calf, marbled boards, spines decorated in gilt on raised bands with double burgundy lettering pieces. Some light browning/foxing to the plates. An attractive binding in excellent condition. Volume 1 comprises: Savoy, Piedmont, Genoa, & Milan; Volume 2: Lombardy, Venice, Bologna, & Florence; Volume 3: Pisa, Siena, Rome, & Naples.


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ITALY: COWAN, GEOFFREY: TOURS IN ITALY 1899 & 1900. The short manuscript journals of Geoffrey Cowan of 12 Church Hill, Edinburgh and King's College Cambridge. The first journal, 15th March to the 20th April 1899.

Item No. 17280

Item No. 17280

On the 23rd he "Went to St. Peters passed Palais de Justice, huge with artistic scaffolding (what for? waste of money?) ....... St. Peters not very large from outside. Strolled about inside. No seats! Watched people kissing St. Peter's toe. Spread of infectious diseases? Then to Sistine Chapel. Saw Last Judgement. Rather disappointed as very bad light & rather dirty ".

He proceeds to Florence where he "Saw Angelo's David. Too large and old looking .......... Saw the Birth of Venus by Botticelli for 1st time. Standing in a clam shell, ought to upset! Good for Botticelli". On the train to Milan he meets the young "G.M. Trevelyan of Trinity (Yes Yes) Liberal".

26-pages 8vo, soft tan calf with engraved illustration of the Coliseum to upper cover, all edges gilt. Very good. Cowan records that he had much trouble finding this journal having "visited half a dozen shops in the Corso", with the journal he also purchased a set of tiddlywinks which he seems to play most evenings.

The second journal is of his second visit to Rome, December 18th 1900 to January 16th 1901. This of 14-pages commencing "Left Blackheath with J.S.C. at 9.50 joined A.C. at Holborn". This unread. Remainder of the volume blank.


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JAPAN: CHAMBERLAIN, BASIL HALL & MASON, W.B: A Handbook for Travellers in Japan. With Twenty-six Maps and Plans and numerous illustrations. Fourth Edition, Revised and Augmented.

Item No. 17121

Item No. 17121

London: John Murray, 1894. Large folding map of Japan in endpocket. Folding key to sectional maps, folding maps and plates. 8vo (7 1/4 x 5 inches), pages: ix:528:viii:(4):39 (advertisements). Original red cloth, spine faded. Two leaves of text detached and creassed on fore-margin, one folding plate detached but undamaged, generally very good. Printed note from the publisher asking travellers for infomation in endpocket.


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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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JAPAN: TERRY T. PHILIP: Terry's Japanese Empire including Korea and Formosa, with chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the chief ocean routes to Japan. A Guidebook for Travelers.

Item No. 17478

London: Constable, 1914. First English edition. 29 coloured maps and plans (as called for) of which 16 folding. 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches), pages: cclxxxiii:799 plus substantial illustrated advertisements. Original red cloth, faded and spotted, split to cloth of outer lower joint, inner joint unaffected. One leaf of text and attached plan detached, the fore-margin of the text leaf a little frayed.


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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: HANSEN, THORKILD: Arabia Felix. The Danish Expedition of 1761-1767.

Item No. 17476

New York: Harper & Row, 1964. First English language edition. Maps and illustrations. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches), original cloth; good edge browned dust jacket.


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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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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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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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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: LESLIE, JOHN: 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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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 and Kind Regards, Robert Lian & Saging, 8 August 1977, Bario Longhouse, Kelabit Highlands, Baram, Sarawak".


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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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CHAPMAN, F. SPENCER: Lhasa the Holy City.

Item No. 18852

London: Chatto & Windus, 1938. First edition. Coloured frontispiece and plates in colour and black & white. Folding map. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), pages: xiv:342, original yellow cloth blocked in red, blue, & gilt. Some marginal foxing, binding dustmarked. Headband bumped but overall very sound.


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VENICE: LUCAS, E.V:A Wanderer in Venice. SIGNED.

Item No. 17926

London: Methuen, 1014. First Edition. Coloured & other plates. 8vo (7 3/4 x 5 inches), original red cloth, spine gilt. Inner hinges cracked, the upper inner hinge with old sellotape repair. Signed by the author on title "E.V.Lucas, Delhi, January 24, 1920". Later insciption on half-title.


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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: GENLIS, MADAME DE: Manuel du Voyageur of the Traveller's Pocket Companion; in Six Languages consisting of Familiar Conversations .... Ninth Edition enlarged and greatly improved by P. A. Cignani.

Item No. 18126

London: Samuel Leigh, c. 1825. Oblong 12mo (5 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches), 584-pages. Old grained cloth crudely rebacked in leather. Upper inner joint split, several inner gutters cracked with exposed webbing. Inscription dated 1827 on title and inscribed: Robert Boyd, Bengal Native Infantry, Fort William.


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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: VERNE, JULES: The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century.

Item No. 17872

Item No. 17872

Item No. 17872


London: Sampson Low, 1880. First English edition. Frontispiece, title vignette, and 115 plates and maps. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: xvi:409:(1,advert.), original brown pebble-grain cloth blocked in black & gilt. Rubbing to extremities, headbands bruised, tiny puncture to upper joint; the binding generally good. Internally the stitching has cracked in a number of places resulting in a number of the gatherings have sprung, a few leaves loose. Nere contemporary prize label on front free endpaper. Short corner of front free endpaper torn away, remaines of small label and erasures on half-title, last leaf torn with no loss, some light foxing. Uncommon.


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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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