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North America

By Russell, Israel C. (Israel Cook), 1852-1906.

London: Henry Frowde, 1904. Series: Regions of the world (Frowde) .viii, 435 p., [15] leaves of plates : ill., maps (some col., some fold - seven coloured folding maps (including frontis) and one coloured map plate, all complete.) ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographies and index. A rather nice looking, clean and tight copy. Just light bumps to spine ends, excellent internally also. Excellent [Location: BR 1 ]. First Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$18.29

Early travels in Palestine, comprising the narratives of Arculf [recorded by Saint Adamnan], Willibald, Bernard, Saewulf, Sigurd, Benjamin of Tudela, Sir John Maundeville, De La Brocquie`re and Maundrell
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Early travels in Palestine, comprising the narratives of Arculf [recorded by Saint Adamnan], Willibald, Bernard, Saewulf, Sigurd, Benjamin of Tudela, Sir John Maundeville, De La Brocquie`re and Maundrell

By Adamnan Saint 625?-704.[ Edited with Notes By Wright, Thomas

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848. Series - Bohn's antiquarian library. xxxi, 517 p. Is a decent copy of a book notorious for being tatty overall. Binding is very secure, some fade areas to cloth and spine. Light fray to spine ends. Excellent internally. [ Location : Br2/GC ]. Hard Cover. Good. 12mo.

$25.82

The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales, AD MCLXXXVIII.
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The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin Through Wales, AD MCLXXXVIII.

By Giraldus Cambrensis 1146?-1223?

London: Printed for William Miller, by W. Bulmer and Co., 1806. By Giraldus de Barri; translated into English, and illustrated with views, annotations, and a life of Giraldus, by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart. F.R.S. F.A.S. Notes - Translation of Itinerarium Cambriae. 2 v. (cxci, 219 p. ; 440 p.) : ill., maps, plans ; 31 cm. Includes indexes. In two matching full leather bindings. Rear of V2 with scuff mark 3", but overall they remain attractive as a unit. Tightly bound and very secure. Contents Excellent, if with some occasional offset and sporadic foxing.. CONTENTS: v. 1. The life of Giraldus de Barri, with an account of his manuscripts at Oxford, Cambridge, Lambeth, and in the British museum. An introduction to the history of Cambria prior to ... 1188. The itinerary of Baldwin archbishop of Canterbury through Wales in ... 1188 -- v. 2. The second book of The itinerary of Baldwin through Wales. An account of Owain Cyveilioc prince of Powys; with a new version [by Richard Fenton] of his celebrated poem called the Hirlas, or Drinking horn; and his Circuits through Wales. The Description of Wales, by Giraldus de Barri, in two books. A supplement, giving a short account of ... places omitted by Giraldus. The progress of architecture from the time of William the Conquerer to the sixteenth century. A list of publications relating to Wales.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$430.35

The River Dee Its Aspect and History
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The River Dee Its Aspect and History

By Howson, J. S. (John Saul), 1816-1885.

London: Virtue and Company, 1875. Preface Dated 1875: An excellent copy, having been professionally and tastefully recased using original brown gilt decorated boards, relaying of spine gilt titles etc, with new period feel ep's and pastedowns. pp: xiv,174, all edged in gilt, and with 93 illustrations on wood.. Hardcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Rimmer, Alfred, 1829-1893. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$31.56

Itinerarium Cambriae seu laboriosae Baldvini Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi per Walliam legationis accurata descriptio auctore Silv. Giraldo Cambrense. Cum annotationibis Davidis Poweli.
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Itinerarium Cambriae seu laboriosae Baldvini Cantuariensis Archiepiscopi per Walliam legationis accurata descriptio auctore Silv. Giraldo Cambrense. Cum annotationibis Davidis Poweli.

By Giraldus Cambrensis; Hoare, Richard Colt sir, 2nd bart, ed ; Powell, David 1552-1598, ed ; Balduinus abp. of Canterbury

Londini: Typis Gulielmi Bulmer et Socii, 1806. Hard Cover - Full Leather. Engraved frontispiece, three full page engraved plates, and a large hand-coloured folding map, with a small professionally repaired tear. Excellent. Binding is tight, light extremity rubs, a few surface marks, gilt ruled borders, five double raised bands to spine, gilt titling. Clean throughout, occasional minor offset. Handsome book.[ Location: Display Lothlorien ]. Hardcover. Very Good+. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$215.18

A Pilgrimage in Surrey [ 2 Volumes ]
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A Pilgrimage in Surrey [ 2 Volumes ]

By Ogilvy, J.S.

London: George Routledge, 1914. A decent Two Volume Set in Very good condition. Illustrated with 94 colour plates by the author.Original green cloth with gilt stamped map of Surrey and gilt lettering to front boards. Some spotting of page edge spines; tight, if bindings a bit darkened. Volume 1 with a slight skew and one corner bump. Lovely production that still handles and presents well. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$39.45

The County Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. 1 Only: A Series of Picturesque Views of Scots of Noblement and Gentlemen
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The County Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland. vol. 1 Only: A Series of Picturesque Views of Scots of Noblement and Gentlemen

By MORRIS, Francis Orpen.

London, Edinburgh and Dublin: William Mackenzie Here we have, as the title states, the Volume pertaining to the Scots.. In the original ornately gilt decorated covers, light ly rubbed at extremities, and a little dulled to the rear board. Pages are very good within this tightly bound volume. Some sporadic foxing and very light sign of some damp trace to lower margins of the early few pages. Pages are of card and are all edged in gilt and provided, as called for, with suitable tissue guards. Often such volumes crack, there is no evidence that this one has or is likely to. { Suitable representative images will follow } [ Undated ] but seemingly the set was printed between 1880 and 1889, which by deduction would presume that this volume was published in 1880. [ Location: Lothlorien ]. Hard Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$40.17

A secret pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina
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A secret pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina

By Burton, Richard Francis Sir 1821-1890.

London: Folio Society, 2004. This edition was originally published as 'Personal narrative of a pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah. William Mullan & Son, 1879.' With new introduction. Includes 1 folded map.xvii, 539 p., [20] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 26 cm. Fine copy. Lacks Slip Case. [ Location: Lothlorien ] . Hard Cover. Fine/No Slip Case. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.21

Doctor Syntax's three tours: in search of the picturesque, of consolation, and of a wife / by William Combe. The original edition, complete and unabridged, with the life and adventures of the author, now first written, by John Camden Hotten ;
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Doctor Syntax's three tours: in search of the picturesque, of consolation, and of a wife / by William Combe. The original edition, complete and unabridged, with the life and adventures of the author, now first written, by John Camden Hotten ;

By Combe, William 1742-1823. Hotten, John Camden 1832-1873.,Rowlandson, Thomas 1756-1827.

Piccadilly, London: Chatto & Windus [ undated ] 32pp Adverts to rear dated March 1881. xlviii, 354 p., [80] leaves of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm. With added engraved t.p. for "The tour of Doctor Syntax , in search of the picturesque, a poem" and "The third tour of Doctor Syntax, in search of a wife, a poem". Printed in double columns. Printer: Billing and Sons, Printers and Electrotypers, Guildford. Is a decenr copy. Front board is pulling a tad but is firm and secure, the "D" to title on spine has gilt loss, else all good { Images to follow }. Hard Cover. Very Good { See Comments }. Illus. by eighty full-page illustrations drawn and coloured after the originals by T. Rowlandson.. 8vo.

$17.21

Zoo Quest for a Dragon; Zoo Quest in Paraguay; Quest in Paradise; Zoo Quest to Madagasgar; Quest under Capricorn [ 5 First Editions IN DUST JACKETS }.
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Zoo Quest for a Dragon; Zoo Quest in Paraguay; Quest in Paradise; Zoo Quest to Madagasgar; Quest under Capricorn [ 5 First Editions IN DUST JACKETS }.

By Attenborough, David Sir 1926-

London: Lutterworth Press, 1957. 1st Listed: Here we have a clean and very good copy in a like Dust Jacket - not price clipped. In the original red cloth and gilt spines, the Jacket or Wrapper is a good colour, very light rubs to extremities. No inscriptions whatsoever. p.174, illustrations. 2nd Listed: This title is in very good order, in the original green cloth, clean tight copy. The Dust Jacket is bright and clean and has a good colour, just light rubs along the spine head. This is not price clipped. Neat ink inscription to front free endpaper - not the Author p. 168, 42 photographs including 5 in colour; 3rd Listed: Very good in like Dust Jacket, maybe a light fade to Jacket, not price clipped p.224, with 48 photographs including 5 in full colour, Lutterworth press. No inscriptions. 4th Listed: Very Good in like Jacket - light rubs to spine head. 1961, p.160, with 42 photographs including 5 in full colour, no inscriptions. 5th Listed: Listed: A pleasant copy in the original Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. Firm and tight, pages excellent. No inscriptions, in a Dust Jacket not price clipped and with good colour, light extremity rubs, one small closed tear to top edge of spine cover. Nice Group of First Editions in Dust Jackets that are not price clipped { Images to follow }. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by With 46 Photographs and 3 are in Colour . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$179.31

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".

$25.82

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.

$10.04

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.

$10.76

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.

$8.61

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.

$57.38

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.

$16.86

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.

$215.18

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.

$1291.05

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.

$11.12

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.

$8.61

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