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Journal of a Residence in Ashantee. Comprising notes and researches relative to the Gold Coast, and the interior of Western Africa; chiefly collected from Arabic MSS. and information communicated by the Moslems of Guinea: to which is prefixed an account of the origin and causes of the present war.
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Journal of a Residence in Ashantee. Comprising notes and researches relative to the Gold Coast, and the interior of Western Africa; chiefly collected from Arabic MSS. and information communicated by the Moslems of Guinea: to which is prefixed an account of the origin and causes of the present war.

By Dupuis, Joseph

First edition. Printed for Henry Colburn. London. 1824. 4to. (2), vii, (1), xxxviii, 264, cxxxv, (1)pp. Folding map, 11 further plates (2 of which are folding). Contemporary half calf, marbled boards. Spine in five compartments with raised bands, gilt rules and lettering. Worn and rubbed to joints, boards and extremities. Title page reinforced to gutter margin. Spot to margin of title page. Short closed marginal tear to vii. Map misfolded, with some closed tears to folds (no loss). Closed fold tears to Plate 1 (no loss). Plates 3 & 5 with short closed edge chips/tears. Plate 6 loose, with corners to margin cropped. Plate 8 loose, cropped to upper margin. Occasional spotting/browning. Pertinent marginal annotation dated 1874 to pages 192 & 241 in Cary's handwriting. Vestiges of a tipped in note to fep. Lacks plates 2, 9, 10, 11. Provenance of note: Inscribed to endpaper: "To C. Adams from Her Godfather Tom – after residing two years in this Garden of Eden 1864-5. Dated June 8th 1866". Front free endpaper inscribed with the account of Thomas Cary of the 4th West Indian Regiment, in his handwriting, during the Second Ashanti War under Colonel Conran, based at Cape Coast Castle, dated 13 May 1864. With a first hand account of the hardships of the four month Prah encampment. To the verso is inscribed "What Jacob Says (Jacob was a parrot)", with his sayings continued onto the rear free endpaper. [Jacob the Parrot appears to have been extremely loquacious] To the verso of the rear free endpaper is listed "Places visited by John Cary from January 1859". To 1887 "retired and lived at Ruthin". "Thomas Alphonso Cary, born February 8th 1840, in Canada, joined the army as an ensign in the West India Regiment on 13 May 1859. He was a lieutenant on 11 Apr 1862 and went to West Africa with his regiment for the disastrous campaign of 1863-64. He reached the rank of captain on 23 Mar 1866, and on 13 Dec of that year exchanged to the 13th Light Infantry. On 1 May 1887 he relinquished command and, on his retirement was promoted to honorary major-general. He lived in Denbighshire with his wife Caroline (nee Haskell) who he married in 1887." [13th Regiment of Foot record] Major General Cary retired to Ty Mawr, Pentrecoch Manor, Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Ruthin, he died on December 26th 1922 and is buried at St Cynfarch & St Mary's there. Dated signature "Hy. Barnes" 24th Nov '39. to upper corner of the Dedication. Dated signature in the same hand Henry Barnes 24th November 1839 to the upper corner of the first page. Henry Barnes, of Prospect Hill, Cape Coast Castle, a merchant of the Africa Gold Coast. Henry Barnes (1800 - September 23, 1865), was born to a "Captain Barnes of a trade schooner" in either Anomabo or Cape Coast. He began in government service, making commercial contacts with Forster and Smith. The first man to cut timber for export in the hinterland of "Anamaboe" as early as 1843. He was called, together with David Livingstone, Aspinall Tobin, & Capt James Croft, , on the 18th May 1865 to give evidence to the Select Committee on Africa (Western Coast), and was questioned immediately after Livingstone. References: "Sketches of the Lives and Labours of Our Great Men: Henry Barnes of Prospect Hill, Cape Coast Castle". The Gold Coast Aborigines, 19 March 1898. Statement by Henry Barnes, 18 May 1865, in United Kingdom, Parliament, "Report of the Select Committee on Africa (Western Coast)" Raymond E. Dumett. Tropical Forests and West African Enterprise: The Early History of the Ghana Timber Trade. African Economic History. No. 29 (2001), pp. 79-116. Reindorf, Carl Christian. History of the Gold Coast and Asante, based on traditions and historical facts, comprising a period of more than three centuries from about 1500 to 1860. 1895. Abbey, J.R. Travel, 281

$870.16

Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773
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Travels to discover the source of the Nile, in the years 1768, 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772, & 1773

By Bruce, James of Kinnaird, Esq.

The third edition, corrected and enlarged. Vol. VIII. Containing the plates and maps. Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for Archibald Constable and Company and Manners and Miller, Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, London. 1813. Quarto. 26pp. 79 engraved plates, some folding, and 3 folding maps. Contemporary half calf, gilt to spine, marbled boards. Marbled endpapers and marbled edges. Block tightly bound, crisp and bright. No loose pages. Boards detached and present. Areas of loss to spine strip. Some offsetting to title page from frontispiece, and to p 26 from the first plate. Light spotting to frontis., first plate and last plate, otherwise very bright and crisp with few minor foxing spots and paper faults. Maps intact. Bookplate of Professor R. M. Gordon M.D. to lower board. Rupert Montgomery Yeats Gordon (1893-1961) OBE(1938) BA Dubl(1914) MB BCh BAO Dubl(1916) DTM Liverp(1919) DPH Liverp(1920) MD Dubl(1920) ScD Dubl(1933) MRCP(1936) FRCP(1941) Emeritus Professor of Entomology and Parasitology in the University of Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. Luigi Balugani made the sketches and maps, his contribution never acknowledged by Bruce. Balugani died in Gondar; the true circumstances of his death will probably never be known. Each engraving carries the imprint London Published Octr 1st 1804 by Longman & Co. Heath, Sc. The first map "To The Right Revd. John Lord Bishop of Carlisle. This Map shewing the Tract of Solomon's Fleet in their Three Years Voyage from the Elanitic Gulf to Ophir and Tarshish the necessity of Employing in that space of time is Dedicated by his Most Obedient Servant James Bruce". Signed J. Walker, Sculpt. The second map "To My Worthy and Learned Friend The Honourable Daines Barrington This Plan of the Attempts to Arrive at the Source of the Nile is dedicated by his most Obliged and faithful Humble Servant James Bruce" The third map "To The King. This Map, Containing a Chart of the Arabian Gulf, with its Egyptian, Ethiopian and Arabian Coasts. from Suez to Bab el Mandeb. A Journey through Abyssinia to Gondar, its Capital. From thence to the Source of the Nile. The Whole of that River from its Source to the Mediterranean. Now first laid down from Astronomical Observations of all those points necessary to Ascertain the form of its course. The Return by Sennaar and the Great Desert of Nubia and Beja. All laid down by actual survey with the largest and most perfect instruments now in use. By His Majesty's most dutiful and faithful Subject & Servant James Bruce". Signed J. Walker Sculpt. Margaret Street Cavendish Square.

$334.68

A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Year 1790; containing an account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale; the Character and Arts of the People of India; with some remarkable religious rites of the inhabitants of Bengal
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A Voyage in the Indian Ocean and to Bengal, Undertaken in the Year 1790; containing an account of the Sechelles Islands and Trincomale; the Character and Arts of the People of India; with some remarkable religious rites of the inhabitants of Bengal

By Grandpre, L. de

First American edition. Printed by David Carlisle for W. Pelham, and W. P. & L. Blake. Boston. 1803. 12mo. 300pp. Contemporary full calf, spine in six compartments with leather label. Showing some wear to corners and head and foot of spine, small nicks, rubbing and abrasions etc commensurate with age. Slightly strained at title and at 227. Variable foxing and toning, as usual, particularly to the index and last few pages. Louis Marie Joseph Ohier de Grandpré (1761 - 1846) was a French navy officer and former slave trader. Between 1789 and 1790, Grandpré toured the Indian Ocean, beginning at Île de France (Mauritius), and included visits to India, the Seychelles, Vietnam (then Cochin China), Yemen, and Sri Lanka.

$113.79

The Kasbas of Southern Morocco
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The Kasbas of Southern Morocco

By Landau, Rom

First edition. Faber and Faber. London. 1969. Octavo. 186pp. 41 photo illlus. 2 maps. Original red cloth, Gilt on black lettering to spine. A fine copy in the original unclipped dust wrapper. Bookplate of Clare Tritton McLaren to ffep. (Clare McLaren Throckmorton of Coughton Court) Romauld Landau (1899 - 1974) Sculptor, author and authority on Arab culture. His first visit to Morocco in 1924 was followed by many others and from 1948 he devoted his writings to Morocco.

$46.85

Egyptian Birds
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Egyptian Birds

By Whymper, Charles

First edition. Adam and Charles Black. London. 1909. Small quarto. x, 221, (2)pp. Colour frontispiece plate, 20 further colour plates, all with printed tissue guards. Original decorative cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Top edge gilt. Endpapers toned. Upper hinge repaired. Occasional light spotting. Some light shelf wear. A nice copy. Ownership inscription in pencil to ffep: "H. Hibberd Burnham Thorpe Rectory" An interesting provenance. Henry Hibberd, Rector of Burnham Thorpe and author of A History of Burnham Thorpe. Lord Nelson's Birthplace. 1937. Lord Nelson was born at The Rectory Burnham Thorpe, his father being Rector there from 1755 – 1803. Henry Hibberd wrote of Nelson's birthplace, "Looking out at the fruit trees, here they still flourish; apple and mulberry". The church has a crucifix and lectern made from wood taken from HMS Victory, and other Nelson memorabilia, including the two HMS Victory medallions recently returned to the church after Henry Hibberd presented them to Kathleen Morris in 1945. 'On 14th June 1944 the Rev. Henry Hibberd, wrote to the Admiralty requesting permission to fly the White Ensign on his church in memory of Nelson. The request was supported by two, probably retired, Admirals, but the Admiralty replied that although they had no authority to refuse the request they would not give it their approval, as it would set a precedent for many other churches that had connections with naval heroes. In October the vicar wrote again asking if the flag flown by Nelson at the Battle of the Nile could be authorised. This was probably in the hope that the Admiralty would be prepared to sanction an obsolete ensign. In January 1945 this also was refused. Hibberd tried again in February writing that he was not asking for permission, but for an indication that the Admiralty did not object.' The church flies an 18th century type White Ensign. fotw.info/flags The Nelson authority Carroll Storrs Alden corresponded with Henry Hibberd from 1928 until Hibberd's death in 1952. Their correspondence is held at the United States Naval Academy.

$66.94

The Earth and its Inhabitants. Africa.
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The Earth and its Inhabitants. Africa.

By Reclus, Elisee (Keane, A. H., ed.)

4 volumes. First editions. D. Appleton and Company. New York. 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889. Quarto. vii, 496pp, 5 coloured maps, 38 plates, 136 engraved illustrations; viii, 504pp, 5 coloured maps, 38 plates, 205 engraved illustrations; viii, 512pp, 6 coloured maps, 36 plates, 259 engraved illustrations; vii, 504pp, 5 coloured maps, 38 plates, 147 engraved illustrations. Contemporary green half morocco, spines in six compartments with raised bands, gilt rules, gilt dentelles, and gilt lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges marbled. A little rubbing to the extremities, a couple of minor marks to boards. Contents are tight, crisp and bright, with no inscriptions. An extremely handsome set of this immense work, rarely seen together in all four volumes. Élisée Reclus (1830 - 1905) Geographer, cartographer, writer and anarchist. Despite being exiled from France after the coup d'état of Napoleon for his political activism, he was awarded the Paris Geographical Society Gold Medal for this work. In 1871 Darwin, Wallace and many others petitioned against his transportation from France. He left France for London, moving to Ireland, and to the USA. [P. Kropotkin. Obituary: Elisée Reclus. The Geographical Journal 26:3, 1905.] Augustus Henry Keane (1833 - 1912) FRGS, FRAI, Irish linguist, geographer, ethnographer, anthropologist, author.

$374.84

The last journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his death
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The last journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his death

By Waller, Horace, FRGS (Livingstone, David)

Two volumes. First editions. John Murray. London. 1874. Octavo. xvi, 360, 6pp publisher's ads. 7 engraved plates, 18 text engravings, folding coloured map in rear pocket; vii, (1), 346, 20pp publisher's ads. 14 engraved plates, (including 3 litho reproductions of Livingstone's journal, one in colour), 6 text engravings, folding coloured map. Original decorative cloth, gilt to spines and upper boards, blind tooled border to boards. Sunned to spines. Pages untrimmed. Original endpapers. Occasional light spotting to volume I, toning to outer exposed verso panels of pocket map. Map would seem to have rarely taken from its pocket, with no tears, wear or misfolds. A handsome set, with no inscriptions or annotation. David Livingstone (1813 - 1873) African missionary and explorer. Livingstone was buried in Westminster Abbey on 18 April 1874. A black slab in the centre of the nave in the Abbey marks his resting-place. ODNB. Horace Waller FRGS (1833 - 1896) Anti slavery campaigner, missionary and close associate of David Livingstone and Gordon.

$602.42

Nyasaland under the Foreign Office.
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Nyasaland under the Foreign Office.

By Duff, H. L.

Second edition with a new introduction and material changes. George Bell and Sons. London. 1906. 8vo. xxxii, 422pp. Photo frontis., 16 further plates, folding coloured map. Original pictorial cloth. Gilt lettering to spine, a little faded. Slight wear to top and tail of spine. Bookseller's plate "Chas E Lauriat Co, Boston" to lower edge of ffep. Endpapers lightly toned, otherwise a bright crisp copy. The new introduction comprehensively addresses the material changes in Nyasaland since the original publication of this book in 1903, and clarifies some areas which "were somewhat misunderstood". "The book has much to say of wars, chiefs, customs. We commend the chapter on "Big Game" specially. "Nyasa affords probably the finest sport obtainable in Africa today" The Spectator 27 April 1907.

$100.40

Typewritten letter to Dr Macpherson
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Typewritten letter to Dr Macpherson

By Jarvis, Claude Scudamore

Typewritten letter, Chele Orchard, Ringwood, dated 24th April 1947, signed and addended in black ink to Dr MacPherson. 1pp. 25cm x 20cm. Thanking him for the "parcel of rice, cocoa-nut and ground nuts, which in other days I used to call ful Sudani". With mention of Gold Coast, McMurtrie, Libyan Oases, rice, cocoa-nut, ground nuts, Sudan, the fight against the anopheles mosquito. "You can console yourself by knowing you are far better off wherever you may be than in England. Not only do we have an intolerable government, but also the most frightful weather" Claude Scudamore Jarvis CMG OBE (1879 – 1953) British colonial governor, Arabist and naturalist. The Royal Central Asian Society awarded him the Lawrence Memorial Medal in 1938. Sir John Stuart Macpherson GCMG (1951) KCMG (1945) CMG (1941) Colonial Governor of Nigeria 1948-54.

$40.16

Monarchy and Democracy. Phases of modern politics
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Monarchy and Democracy. Phases of modern politics

By Somerset, Duke of [St Maur, Edward Adolphus]

First edition. James Bain. London. 1880. Octavo. ii, (1), 192pp. Green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Pale mottling to boards. Light marginal spotting to a couple of pages. Armorial Bookplate of the author's illegitimate grandson, ALS of note. Binder's plate: Burn and Co. A scarce title, and a unique association copy. Provenance: Bookplate of R[ichard] H[arold] St Maur to front ep. 2pp black edged hand written letter from the author, the Duke of Somerset at Stover, Newton, Devon, to his (illegitimate) grandson [Richard] Harold dated 8th October 1885 tipped in to half title (with mention of Sir Samuel Baker, his friend and neighbour, and the Dufferins "fine skins of tigers and panthers". "I will send you some money, but must find a mode of sending it". Richard Harold St Maur became the informally adopted ward of his Somerset grandparents (the relationship was also acknowledged in the surname, St Maur), living with them mainly at Bulstrode Park in Buckinghamshire, Stover Lodge in Devon, and in London, following the death of his father Edward Adolphus Ferdinand St Maur. The black edged mourning paper is in remembrance of the recent death of Somerset's beautiful wife Jane Georgiana Lady Seymour (nee Sheridan), sister of Helen Selina Blackwood, Lady Dufferin. This letter was written shortly before his own death. Edward Adolphus Ferdinand St Maur [formerly Seymour] (1835–1869) Lord Seymour and, from 1863, Earl St Maur, he fought in Persia with Sir James Outram, and with Sir Colin Campbell in India in 1857. Commonly known as Ferdy, he joined Garibaldi's army under the assumed name of Capt. Richard Sarsfield. In 1866 he began a relationship with a 17-year-old maid called Rosina Swan. The Earl took Rosina with him during his travels, returning to England with her in 1868 to live near Brighton. They had two illegitimate children, Richard Harold and Ruth Mary Cavendish-Bentinck, the suffragist. Maj. Richard Harold St. Maur (1869-1927) JP DL. The illegitimate son of Edward Seymour. On the death of his grandfather the 12th Duke in 1885, St Maur had been presumed to be illegitimate, and the Dukedom eventually passed to a distant branch of the family. Had the Earl married Rosina, Harold would have been the heir to his grandfather's dukedom and for this reason Harold tried to find proof that the couple had married whilst they were living in the Netherlands, offering a substantial reward for evidence to support the claim. Jacob Ravesteyn came forward with information – and a complex story followed. Jacob was probably suppressed by Lord Henry Thynne, with hush money. St Maur lived at Stover Park, near Newton Abbot, which he inherited from his grandfather the Duke of Somerset in 1885. He died at Kipipiri British East Africa. Baker, Sir Samuel White (1821–1893), traveller and explorer in Africa. Friend and correspondent of Somerset and Dufferin. "Baker rarely shot in his own neighbourhood, except at Stover, where he was often a welcome guest of the Duke of Somerset." ODNB. Blackwood, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-, first marquess of Dufferin and Ava (1826–1902), diplomatist, Viceroy of India, born in via Maggio, Florence, Italy, the only child of Baron Dufferin and Claneboye in the Irish peerage, and his wife, Helen Selina, née Sheridan. Nephew of the Duke of Somerset.

$200.81

The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Or, A Particular Account of the several Nations of the Hottentots
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The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Or, A Particular Account of the several Nations of the Hottentots

By Kolben, Peter (Medley, Guido transl.)

First English edition. Printed for W. Innys. London. 1731. Octavo. xviii, (8), 365pp. (1)p publisher's ads. Historiated initials. 17 copper plates (2 folding). Lacks the frontispiece. Contemporary blind tooled calf boards, relaid to spine with red leather label. Rubbed, with age commensurate wear. Later endpapers, light toning, occasional spotting/foxing. Vestiges of frontispiece adhesion. Marginal tear or paper fault to margin of plate opposite p140, without loss of illustration. Repair to closed tear to plate p211. Peter Kolbe[n] (1675 - 1726) Astronomer, Philosopher, Scientist. Sent "to reside for some Time at the Cape of Good Hope; to make and digest the proper Observations on the Heavenly Bodies, as they appear'd from thence, for the Advancement of Astronomical Learning". In addition to his astronomical observations, Kolb studied the social life and customs of the Khoikhoi. The second volume: The Present State of the Cape of Good Hope: Containing the Natural History of the Cape was published in the same year.

$401.61

Vanishing Africa
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Vanishing Africa

By Ricciardi, Mirella

Revised edition. Collins. London. 1974. Large quarto. 87pp. 212 photo plates. Original cloth in vg d/w. In the original cream slipcase, slightly soiled.

$46.85

Nomads of Niger
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Nomads of Niger

By Beckwith, Carol & Offelen, Marion Van

First edition. Harry N. Abrams. New York. 1983. Large quarto. 224pp. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Original cloth in vg d/w. Carol Beckwith, the American photographer, and Marion van Offelen, the Belgian anthropologist, met in 1979 in Kenya. For the next two years they lived with the Wodaabe, learning their language and following their migrations, on foot and by camel, to record their nomadic tradition. This extraordinary book is the first to be published about the Wodaabe of sub-Saharan Africa.

$46.85

Tooth of Fire. Being some account of the ancient Kingdom of Sennar.
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Tooth of Fire. Being some account of the ancient Kingdom of Sennar.

By Jackson, H. C.

First edition. B. H. Blackwell, Oxford. Simkin Marshall, London. 1912. Octavo. vii, 106pp. Original red cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Pages untrimmed. Slightly faded to spine. Light toning. Obliterated name to fep. Henry Cecil Jackson (1883-1962) Sudan Political Service, 1907-1931 Sennar, Blue Nile, Upper Nile, Red Sea, Berber, Bahr el Ghazal and Halfa provinces.

$113.79

The Siwi Language
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The Siwi Language

By Walker, Seymour

First edition. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. London. 1921. Octavo. 96pp. Frontispiece map, 4pp of 8 photographs taken by the author. Original red cloth, gilt to spine. A little faded, bumped and rubbed to corners and tips of spine. Fraser Institute Montreal bookplate to fep and stamp to ffep, blind stamp to p20. "The completed work form the most authentic and interesting record of the Oasis of Siwa and its inhabitants, and constitutes the first comprehensive study of their language."

$64.26

The Tshi-speaking peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa. Their religion, manners, customs, laws, language, Etc.
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The Tshi-speaking peoples of the Gold Coast of West Africa. Their religion, manners, customs, laws, language, Etc.

By Ellis, A. B.

First edition. Chapman and Hall. London. 1887. 8vo. vii, 343pp. 16pp publisher's catalogue dated 1893. Frontispiece map. Musical notation p328-330. Original cloth, gilt, blind stamped decoration to covers. Floral endpapers. Hinges a little tender. Some light spotting to prelims and catalogue. Light edge wear and fraying to head of spine. Signature dated 1909 to half title. Alfred Burdon Ellis (1852 – 1894) British Army officer and ethnographer.

$127.18

A trip to South Africa.
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A trip to South Africa.

By Salter-Whiter, James

First edition. William Pile. Sutton, Surrey. 1892. 8vo. (4), 247pp. Original red cloth, bevel-edged, slightly mottled. Gilt lettering and original price to spine. Gilt lettering and armorial decoration to front cover. James Salter Whiter FRHS. A detailed descriptive itinerary, from London to South Africa via Madeira, by Union Steamship Company's 'Mexican', Cape Town, Matjesfontein, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, East London, King William's Town, Durban and Pietermaritzburg. Politics, British Colonial Policy. Returning on the Union Steamship 'The Tartar', with Captain Barrow of HMS Raleigh, Lord Ernest Hamilton, et al.

$64.26

Notes of a journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo, by way of Lisbon, Athens, Constantinople, and Jerusalem: performed in the Steamers of the Peninsular and Oriental Company
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Notes of a journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo, by way of Lisbon, Athens, Constantinople, and Jerusalem: performed in the Steamers of the Peninsular and Oriental Company

By Titmarsh, M. A. [Thackeray, William Makepeace]

Second edition. Chapman and Hall. London. 1846. 12mo. xi, 221pp + 1p publisher's ads. Hand coloured frontis., text illus. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, gilt and leather label to spine. Rubbed and bumped , with cracking to top of spine. Hinges starting, but firm. Toned, with spotting to title and frontis. Unidentified engraved bookplate (GB) to fep. Includes the Postscript to the Second Edition, WMT dated August 1 1846.

$60.24

The Northern Goldfields Diaries of Thomas Baines. First Journey 1869-1870. First Journey 1870-1871. Second Journey 1871-1872.
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The Northern Goldfields Diaries of Thomas Baines. First Journey 1869-1870. First Journey 1870-1871. Second Journey 1871-1872.

By Baines, Thomas (Wallis, J. P. R. ed)

Presentation Edition, limited to fifty copies of which this is Number 46. Printed for the Government of Southern Rhodesia at the University Press, Glasgow. Chatto & Windus. London. 1946. 3 volumes. 4to. xxxviii, 277pp. 4 colour plates, 5 half-tone plates, 2 folding maps; viii, -598pp. 3 colour plates, 12 half tone plates, folding map; viii, -855pp. 8 half tone plates, 2 maps (one folding). Original blue leather, gilt to spines and to board armorial vignettes. Slightly faded to spines, bumped and rubbed. Top edges gilt. Edges untrimmed. Provenance: Bookplates of Sir Campbell Stuart G.C.M.G K.B.E to ffeps. Sir Campbell Stuart (1885-1972) 'His tall, lean figure and eager, expressive face, quick to break into smiles, were familiar in Embassies and drawing-rooms in Mayfair and in Montreal, Cape Town and other centres of the old Empire' (The Times, 15 Sept 1972). At dinner parties at his seventeenth-century Highgate house, The Grove, he brought together leading figures from the worlds of journalism, diplomacy, and business. He undoubtedly did things in style. ODNB.

$267.74

The Mediterranean Seaports and Sea Routes including Madeira, The Canary Islands, The Coast of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Handbook for travellers
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The Mediterranean Seaports and Sea Routes including Madeira, The Canary Islands, The Coast of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Handbook for travellers

By Baedeker, Karl

First and only edition. Small 8vo. xxxvi, 607pp. 38 maps, 49 plans. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board, blind tooled. All edges marbled. Double silk bookmarks in red and yellow. Upper hinge slightly strained at title. Short closed tear to attachment of frontis. map. Occasional spotting/toning. Includes the only description of Constantinople in an English Baedeker. Hinrichsen E179.

$80.32

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