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Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers
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Spain and Portugal: Handbook for Travellers

By Baedeker, Karl

Leipzig: Karl Baedeker , 1913. 4th Edition: pp. xcviii. 594, 20 Maps and 59 plans in colour.A nice copy, with all Maps etc in very good clean order, just a few with minor edge, / creasing of edges. Ink inscription neatly to margin of title page, else free of any writing notes etc. Tightly bound and clean. { Images to follow }. Hard Cover. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾".

$24.68

Famous Western Explorers to Ladakh
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Famous Western Explorers to Ladakh

By Jina, Prem Singh

Indianapolis: Indus Publishing Company,India, 1995. This study is intended to collect at one place the experiences of the explorers who have done remarkable work, and cover the information gap regarding the natives, their culture, socio-economic activities, and problems and prospects of this fascinating area. 152p. A very reasonable copy, just with very minor short closed tear to top edge of Dust Wrapper. [ BR1 /GC ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$9.60

Hakluyt's promise : an Elizabethan's obsession for an English America
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Hakluyt's promise : an Elizabethan's obsession for an English America

By Mancall, Peter C.

New Haven ; London: Yale University Press, 2007. First Edition 1st Impression: Richard Hakluyt the younger, a contemporary of William Shakespeare, advocated the creation of English colonies in the New World at a time when the advantages of this idea were far from self-evident. This book describes in detail the life and times of Hakluyt, a trained minister who became an editor of travel accounts. "Hakluyt's Promise" demonstrates his prominent role in the establishment of English America as well as his interests in English opportunities in the East Indies. The volume presents nearly 50 illustrations - many unpublished since the sixteenth century - and offers a fresh view of Hakluyt's milieu and the central concerns of the Elizabethan age. Though he never travelled farther than Paris, young Hakluyt spent much of the 1580s recording information about the western hemisphere and became an international authority on overseas exploration. The book traces his rise to prominence as a source of information and inspiration for England's policy makers, including the queen, and his advocacy for colonies in Roanoke and Jamestown. Hakluyt's thought was shaped by debates that stretched across Europe, and his interests ranged just as widely, encompassing such topics as peaceful coexistence with Native Americans, the New World as a Protestant Holy Land, and in, his later life, trade with the Spice Islands. 378 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. A super copy in like Jacket. Free of any inscriptions. . First Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine - Not Price Clipped.

$10.28

Moorish Cities in Spain (The Langham Series - an illustrated collection of art monographs)
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Moorish Cities in Spain (The Langham Series - an illustrated collection of art monographs)

By Hartley, C. Gasquoine

London: Siegle, Hill & Co, 1906. Soft brown suede covers, as called for. Embossed front cover and gilt lettering on front board and spine.top edge gilt. In very good order.p.99, illustrated. No inscriptions. [ Location : BR1 / 4 ]. Hard Cover - See Comments. Very Good. Illus. by Elizabeth Hartley. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.

$8.23

Sights In the Gold Region and Scenes by The Way
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Sights In the Gold Region and Scenes by The Way

By Johnson, Theodore Taylor

New York: Baker and Scribner, 1849. An early account of the Gold Rush and Gold fields. In the original lime green blind stamped cloth boards, gilt-lettered spine title; xii, 278 pp.The first edition came without illustrations, these were included in only the later editions. Firm, clean, little marked, some loss of colour, rubs/chips to cloth at spine ends, internally sound, pages excellent, occasional minor fox mark. Very good overall.[ Location: BR1 [ GC ] ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$27.42

Following the Flag Jottings of a Jaunt Round the World.
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Following the Flag Jottings of a Jaunt Round the World.

By Lever, W. H.

London: Simpkin, Marshall & Co, 1893. Blue Decorated Boards - Lever made a 6 month voyage around the world (1892 - 1893), including Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and Samoa. 132pp. b&w frontis and b&w illus throughout. Decorative blue cloth cover with gilt title over Australian flag. Gilt title bold and clean to upper cover and spine. An excellent, bright and clean copy, with light bump to spine base [ Location : Br1 / [ GC ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$16.11

Ancient Chester: a Series of Illustrations of the Streets of this Old City, Taken Sixty Years Since, Including Views of Edgar's Cave, St. John's Church & Eaton Hall. Drawn and Etched by G. & W. Batenham & J. Musgrove.
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Ancient Chester: a Series of Illustrations of the Streets of this Old City, Taken Sixty Years Since, Including Views of Edgar's Cave, St. John's Church & Eaton Hall. Drawn and Etched by G. & W. Batenham & J. Musgrove.

By HUGHES, Thomas 1822-1896

London & Manchester: Henry Sotheran & Co, 1880. Limited Edition: With Preface and Descriptions by Thomas Hughes. 300 copies this being one of 100 on India Paper. In Maroon gilt covers, rbbing to extremities, Title from original appears pasted to these covers, brown plain leather spine, rubs. Binding is tight. Internally, yellow endpapers, title in red and black ink within double ruled red ink borders, [3], (iv) only, [1] pl list, [1] blank, 29 pl each with a leaf of descriptive text. A sought after Chester title. Hughes, social reformer and children's writer sought an appointment, which he was given in July 1882, as a county court judge. This brought an end to his involvement in politics, and a move to Chester. He resigned from the Co-operative Union. His work as a judge seems to have been congenial to him although, according to John Telford, 'his rough and ready justice became a byword for constant reversal on appeal' (Telford, 10). During the 1880s he wrote four more biographies, including Daniel Macmillan (1882) and David Livingstone (1889). He built himself a house called Uffington, at Dee Hills Park, Chester, to which he moved in October 1885. See ODNB for a full Bio. [ Location : Br1 ]. Hard Cover. Good+. Illus. by BATENHAM George & William & MUSGROVE John. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.

$205.65

An account of the transactions of His Majesty's mission to the court of Persia in the years 1807-11; To which is appended, a brief history of the Wahauby. [ In 2 Volumes ]
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An account of the transactions of His Majesty's mission to the court of Persia in the years 1807-11; To which is appended, a brief history of the Wahauby. [ In 2 Volumes ]

By Brydges, Harford Jones Sir 1764-1847.

London: James Bohn, 1834. ''The first political and commercial treaty between Great Britain and Persia was concluded in 1801; when the East India Company sent John Malcolm to the Court of Fath Ali Shah. Persia undertook to attack the Afghans if they were to move against India, while the British undertook to come to the defence of Persia if they were attacked by either the Afghans or the French. When the Russians intensified their attacks on the Caucasian Provinces in 1803 annexing large territories, Fath Ali Shah appealed to the British for help, but was refused on the ground that Russia was not included in the Treaty. The Persians thus turned to the French and concluded the Treaty of Finkenstein in 1807. It was against this background that Harford Jones, who was the chief resident at Basra for the East India Company, was sent to Persia by the Foreign Office in 1809... The French who had now entered into a treaty with Russia (the Treaty of Tilsit in 1807) had lost interest in Persia and removed their political and military missions. Thus the British were able to conclude another treaty with Persia (the Treaty of Friendship and Alliance, also called the Treaty of Tehran) which bound Britain to assist Persia in case any European nation invaded her (even if Britain had a treaty with that nation). This treaty was not honoured by the British after the first Persian-Russian War. There were two later revisions to the Treaty: 17 March 1812 and 25 November 1814'' (Ghani). Volume 2 is devoted exclusively to the Wahabis, tracing their history from the mid-eighteenth century to their defeat by Egyptian Ottoman forces at the site of the Wahabi capital, Daryah (Dereyah), in 1818.A nice 2 volume first edition set. Now bound in Half Leather, with leather corner pieces, 5 raised bands and gilt titles. Please not the Collation of this set. Volume 1: lacks the preface consisting of viii pages, and lacks the tile page, thereafter p.472, starting from half title 'The Mission', xxxiv [ ii ], 8 lithograph plates. [ this volume I believe should have 9 plates ] Volume 2: [ ii ], Full title page, p.238, nice folding Map to rear. [ I believe there should be a frontispiece plate to this volume ] All pages present clean, if with some sporadic foxing, mainly to margins. Still a desirable and uncommon title. { representative images to follow }. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$822.60

Bejing Scenes
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Bejing Scenes

By Not Stated

The Peoples Republic of China: Bejing Publishing House, 1111. [undated - but probably 1980's]: Colour photographs and text in Chinese and English throughout. Pages 80. Stiff glossy pages. Only lightest edge rub. [ Location : BOX 5 ]. First Edition.. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Oblong.

$10.63

Sverige I Färg - A Colour Tour of Sweden
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Sverige I Färg - A Colour Tour of Sweden

By Not Stated

Stockholm: Sago-Konstab, 1111. Undated: Soft Cover in Swedish and English language, with many color photos. In very good order, just a neat dedication to prelim, slight ripple to rear bottom edge. Still retains part of plastic film cover."Descriptions are as extensive as possible, to include some minor points and to assist the potential purchaser".[[ Location : BOX 7 ]. Soft Cover. Very Good - See Comments. Illus. by Colour. 4to.

$8.23

History of the conquest of Peru : with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas
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History of the conquest of Peru : with a preliminary view of the civilization of the Incas

By Prescott, William Hickling 1796-1859.

London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd New and Revised edition; - The Library Edition: with the author's latest corrections and additions / edited by John Foster Kirk. 2 Volume Set, undated, ink inscription to ffep 1899. Brown cloth, gilt cartouche to centre of each volume, titles in gilt to spines. Clean copy, nick to head of spine cloth Vol 1. Some foxing, tightly bound, pages clean. p. xxxii, portrait frontis Fransisco Pizzaro, Map of Peru, 469, ii Morley's catalogue to rear; Vol II: p., frontis portrait Pedro de la Gasca, xiii, 473, Index.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$24.68

The history of the life of Nader Shah, king of Persia. : Extracted from an eastern manuscript, which was translated into French by order of His Majesty the King of Denmark. With an introduction containing, I. a description of Asia, according to the .
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The history of the life of Nader Shah, king of Persia. : Extracted from an eastern manuscript, which was translated into French by order of His Majesty the King of Denmark. With an introduction containing, I. a description of Asia, according to the .

By Mahdi Khan Astarabadi, active 1733-1759.; Jones, William,.

London: Printed by J. Richardson, for T. Cadell in the Strand., 1773. Title Continuation: /" the oriental Geographers. II. A short history of Persia from the earliest times to the present century : and an appendix, ." [46], lxxii, 196 p. ; 8vo. Description: Introduction: A description of Asia, according to the Oriental geographers. A short history of Persia from the earliest times to the present century.--The history of the life of Nader Shah.--Appendix: An essay on Asiatick poetry. The history of the Persian language. Pieces relative to the French translation. An excellent clean example, now bound handsomely in a full leather binding, with gilt embellished spine. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Display Lothlorien ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$205.65

Forty one years in India, from subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. { 2 Volume Set }
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Forty one years in India, from subaltern to Commander-in-Chief. { 2 Volume Set }

By Roberts, Frederick Sleigh Roberts, Earl, 1832-1914

London: Richard Bentley, 1897. Frederick Roberts (1832-1914) was the son of General Sir Abraham Roberts.After attending Sandhurst, Frederick entered the East India Company’s military academy at Addiscombe in Surrey. As was usual with 19th-century educational institutions, the pupils led a tough existence, which might have helped them to cope with the hard career path they had chosen in India. They also learned Indian languages, essential if they were to command native units successfully. To encourage his son, Abraham offered him a gold watch and £50 if he completed his studies and joined the artillery. Frederick passed out ninth out of a class of 40 and entered the Bengal Artillery in 1851. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904. Further information: by Field-Marshall Lord Roberts of Kandahar. 2 volumes : illustrations, folded map, portraits, plans (part folded) ; 22 cm. Includes index. pp. xx, 508, plus 14 plates and vignette illustration on title-p.; xii, [2], 522, plus 15 plates and vignette illustration on title-page. A very nice, secure Set, having been professionally re cased. neat clean copies, just with light trace to corner of frontis Vol 1. [ Location : Br4 / 1 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$65.81

Italian Yesterdays (2 vols)
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Italian Yesterdays (2 vols)

By Fraser, Mrs Hugh

New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1913. Red Boards Gilt Spine - Memories of a woman in Italy. Many historical facts included in these volumes. Ethnic Italy. An Exceptionally nice set, just with a touch of surface board rub, but very clean, bright and tight copies. Neat ownership bookplates to pastedowns. 355 pp. vol. 1, 350 pp. vol. 2. Size: 8vo [ Location: B4 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$27.42

Moscow

By Balanenko, Yury, and Berezin, Alexander { Editors }

Moscow, Russia: Planeta Publishers, 1975. Translated from Russian by Galina Strelkova and Victoria Maslenina. 13.75" x 10.75" wide. p. 208, Colour and B&W photos of the city of Moscow, its people, architecture and artworks. A fine copy in a like Dust Jacket, even retaining the Original Pink Slip Box, which is very good, if with some marking. Excellent. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by RAKHMANOV, Nikolai. Folio.

$20.57

The Pattern of New Zealand Culture
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The Pattern of New Zealand Culture

By McLeod, A.L. (editor)

Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1968. A nice tidy copy in Slip Case. Image to follow Size: 8vo [ Location: B8 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Slip Box. 8vo.

$10.97

Sydney's First Four Years, being a reprint of A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay, and A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Captain W. Tench . With an introduction and annotations by L. F. Fitzhardinge. [With a map.]
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Sydney's First Four Years, being a reprint of A Narrative of the Expedition to Botany Bay, and A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson by Captain W. Tench . With an introduction and annotations by L. F. Fitzhardinge. [With a map.]

By TENCH, Watkin.

Sydney, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1961. xxv, 364 p. ; chronological table of Capt. Tench's career. A very nice, clean, fresh copy. Neat previous owner ink inscription to front free end paper. [ Location : A3 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. 8vo.

$12.34

A walk round the walls and city of Chester
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A walk round the walls and city of Chester

By Broster, John of Chester

Chester: printed by the Author, 1821. 6th Edition dated 1821 [revised by J. Broster]. General Note: Originally published as: The Chester guide. by Peter Broster. This copy has the original buff boards, with new backstrip and paper title to spine. A tight, clean little copy, with previous owner bookplate to front pastedown. p. 118 [ ii ]; with egraved frontis, vignette to title page, further illustrations within text. Size: 16mo [ Location: E2 ]. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo.

$27.42

Malayan symphony; being the impressions gathered during a six months' journey through the Straits settlements, Federated Malay states, Siam, Sumatra, Java and Bali

By Foran, W. Robert (William Robert)

London: Hutchinson & Co., ltd, 1935. 302 p. front., plates, fold. map. 24 cm. Map on lining-paper. A solid square copy, covers with some dis colour, text block clean, and tight, minor evidence of foxing., spine with some fade. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall [ Location: B4 ]. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$12.34

In the heart of Africa
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In the heart of Africa

By Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Adolf Friedrich, Duke of, 1873-1969.; Maberly-Oppler, G. E

London: Cassell and Co., Ltd, 1910. An account of the Deutsche Zentral-Afrika Expedition (1907-1908). General Note: Translation of "Ins innerste Afrika". Further information: by the Duke Adolphus Frederick of Mecklenburg; translated by G.E. Maberly-Oppler. xx, 295 p., [151] leaves of plates : ill.(some col.), fold. maps ; 26 cm. A nice copy in the original terracotta cloth, little marked, and with lightish fade to spine. Binding firm and tight, pages with minor foxing to fore edge of the text block, and to prelims. Neat ink inscription to front free end paper [ 1914 - NOT AUTHOR ]. Very decent copy. [ BR1 / GC ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$95.97

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