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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

$867.82

Gautama the Enlightened and other verse
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Gautama the Enlightened and other verse

By Masefield, John

First edition. William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1941. Octavo. 62pp. Original blue cloth, faded, slightly bumped and worn to edges. Inscribed 'For Gilbert Murray from John Masefield. Christmas. 1941' to ffep. Two associated letters loosely inserted: One, headed Burcote Brook, handwritten from Masefield to 'My dear Murray'. [Gilbert Murray] The second, headed Magdalen College Oxford, dated 1957 from George W. Baer to Aunt Emmie. Masefield, John Edward (1878–1967) Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé (1866–1957)Professor George W. Baer University of California, Peace Fellow at The Hoover Institution Stanford. Author.

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Natalie Maisie and Pavilastukay
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Natalie Maisie and Pavilastukay

By Masefield, John

First edition. William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1942. Octavo. 56pp. Original blue cloth, faded and spotted, rubbed to extremities. Inscribed 'To Gilbert Murray from John Masefield. April 1942' to ffep. Two associated signed letters loosely inserted: One from Masefield to My dear Murray. Headed notepaper Burcote Brook Abingdon. The second, Headed notepaper Magdalen College Oxford, from George W. Baer to Mrs Gately, Christmas, 1957. Masefield, John Edward (1878–1967) Murray, (George) Gilbert Aimé (1866–1957)Professor George W. Baer University of California, Peace Fellow at Stanford Hoover Institution. Author.

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Letter from Julian Huxley to Professor David Watson
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Letter from Julian Huxley to Professor David Watson

By Huxley, Julian

Typed and handwritten signed letter to "My dear Watson" dated 5th January 1934. 1pp. 20cm x 25cm. King's College Zoological Department headed watermarked notepaper. The advance copy of the book mentioned is Huxley's "Elements of Experimental Embryology" co-written with Gavin de Beer. "I have got a German refugee working here who is getting interesting results with Sabella". The German refugee was Fabius Gross (1906 – 1950) Hitler's Black Book entry: "Since 1934 – Researcher at King's College, London University. Speciality – genetics; experimental cytology; protozoology; experimental zoology." Gross and Huxley published 'Regeneration and reorganisation in Sabella' in 1935. The letter also mentions work with Alexander Wolsky and C. J. Bond. Handwritten note in pencil to verso: "Touting for signatures for candidature for Roy Soc". Nominated for candidature many times from the 1920's, and failing each time, it was not until 1938 that Huxley was eventually admitted as a Fellow. The tone of the comment may indicate the fundamental opposition of those who D'Arcy Thompson called "Herr Direktor and Herr Professor" in a letter to Huxley in May 1934. [Huxley Papers] A previously unrecorded letter. Sir Julian Sorell Huxley FRS (1887 - 1975) British evolutionary biologist, philosopher. Professor David Meredith Seares Watson FRS, FGS, HFRSE LLD (1886 – 1973) Jodrell Professor of Zoology and Comparative Anatomy at University College London. Ref. Jaenicke, L. "Fabius Gross (1906 – 1950), a protistologist almost lost from history"

$133.51

Handwritten letter to \
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Handwritten letter to "Jack": [J. B. S. Haldane]

By Huxley, Julian

Handwritten signed letter from Julian Huxley to "Jack" [J. B. S. Haldane] dated November 10 '52. Notepaper with printed heading 31 Pond Street, Hampstead. 17cm x 20cm. 2pp. Congratulating Haldane on receiving the Darwin Medal from the Royal Society. Lengthy additional discussion about the delayed publication and editorial requirements of 'Evolution as a Process', with suggestions for additions to Haldane's contribution to the work, which was published in 1954. Edited by Huxley, together with A. C Hardy and H. B. Ford, both of whom are mentioned in the letter, Haldane's contributory essay being 'Statics of evolution'. Huxley and Haldane were close friends and undoubtedly the best known British biologists of the early twentieth century. A previously unrecorded letter. Sir Julian Huxley FRS (1887 - 1975) British evolutionary biologist, philosopher. John Burdon Sanderson Haldane FRS (1892 - 1964) Julian Huxley's brother Aldous Huxley described him as "the biologist too absorbed in his experiments to notice his friends bedding his wife".

$133.51

Botanologia. The English Herbal: or, History of Plants. Containing I. Their names. Greek Latine and English. II Their species, or various kinds. III. Their descriptions. IV. Their places of growth. V. Their times of flowering and seeding. VI. Their qualities or properties. VII. Their specifications. VIII. Their preparations, Galenic and Chymick. IX. Their virtues and uses.  X. A complete florilegium, of all the choice flowers cultivated by our florists, interspersed through the whole work, in their proper places: where you have their culture, choice, increase, and way of management, as well for profit as delectation. Adorned with exquisite icons or figures, of the most considerable species, representing to the life, the true forms of those several plants. The whole in alphabetical order.
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Botanologia. The English Herbal: or, History of Plants. Containing I. Their names. Greek Latine and English. II Their species, or various kinds. III. Their descriptions. IV. Their places of growth. V. Their times of flowering and seeding. VI. Their qualities or properties. VII. Their specifications. VIII. Their preparations, Galenic and Chymick. IX. Their virtues and uses. X. A complete florilegium, of all the choice flowers cultivated by our florists, interspersed through the whole work, in their proper places: where you have their culture, choice, increase, and way of management, as well for profit as delectation. Adorned with exquisite icons or figures, of the most considerable species, representing to the life, the true forms of those several plants. The whole in alphabetical order.

By Salmon, William

First edition. Folio. Printed by I. Dawks for H. Rhodes at the Star, the corner of Bride Lane, in Fleet Street; and J. Taylor, at the Ship in Pater Noster Row. 1710. Engraved title. Title page in red and black. 4pp dedication to Queen Anne, xxiv, 1296pp. Index Plantarum & Index Latinus [41pp]. Index Morbarum, erratum [6pp]. Numerous engravings. Full panelled calf, spine in seven compartments with raised bands, blind rules. Gilt lettering and floral tooling to second compartment. Blind tooling to boards Small symbols inscribed to base of title page. Neat historic addenda to the margins. P22 'Angelica' in historic script to margin. P173 small portrait to margin. P180 note to lower margin re 'hen Bane'. P256 script to margin "Touch me not or Elaterium". P671 script 'Powder' to margin. P892 script to margin 'Extract'. Occasional drawn marginal manicules. P1162 script to margin 'Powder'. P312 misnumbered 351. Four leaves of index restored to margins, in slightly smaller state. P63 slight loss of text (4 letters in 3 lines) from short paper fault. P111 slight loss to heading from short paper fault. P749-61 minor worm to lower margin. Occasional spotting, variable toning, paper faults, short closed tears, corner tears, small holes or marks. A handsome well – bound copy of an essential work. ESTC T83065; Henrey 1308. The first known reference to the cultivation of the tomato. "In 1710-1711 Salmon published Botanologia; or the English Herbal, dedicated to Anne, Queen of Great Britain. He mentions his travels in the British colonies of North America, making the first known reference to the tomato's cultivation there, in what is now the Carolinas. He also extols the virtues of the Virginian potato. Preparations of cannabis root are suggested for the treatment of gout, arthritis, and painful joints."

$3738.28

Index of Streets and Plans of Berlin.
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Index of Streets and Plans of Berlin.

By Baedeker, Karl [Fitch, Clyde]

Karl Baedeker. Leipsic. 1893. 5 maps. 1pp street index. Original wraps. Two corners chipped with marginal loss. Partial split to spine. Published as an appendix to Baedeker's Northern Germany (English edition) of 1893, the interest of this lies not only in its printed content, but in the signatures and notes on the last blank. Signatures of C. Clado; J.W. Earle; Clyde Fitch; and Thomas G. Stevenson. Notes: "Moscow to Warsaw Aug. 31, 1900". "Leanfuerstenheim (?) Brussel 271 Avenue Louise"... directions to "Heilbronner Strasse 25 - II Etage" Berlin. Notes in three different hands. Clyde Fitch (1865 -1909) was the most successful Broadway dramatist of his time. "There was a radiance about him always, and the same glow dominated his circle of friendships". He had a passionate affair with Oscar Wilde. Fitch was Wilde's "Faun" in Wilde's first draft of "In the Forest". "A notorious dandy with a penchant for foreign arts and sartorial luxury" his homosexuality and transsexuality was at odds with the mores of the day, and he kept his life a secret. To this day no full biography of his life exists. Few letters remain: many lost or destroyed These brief notes and signatures offer rare documentation of a passing moment in a hidden life, at a most turbulent time for Fitch.In 1900 Clyde Fitch's play "Sapho" (created by him for Olga Nethersole) was censored in the United States for "explicit sexuality" on 22 February. Overwhelmed, Clyde Fitch sailed for Europe. "Sapho hangs about my neck". Fitch was absent for the trial, and for the rest of the summer, setting sail back to America on October 7. On April 6 Clyde Fitch and Olga Nethersole were acquitted: they never spoke to each other again, although the play continued successfully on Broadway and in London. "Then Aug. 8 I go off with a Greek-English friend to Stockholm, Copenhagen, St Petersburg and Moscow." Letter to Marguerite Merington 23 July 1900. Six references to Clado in his letters. In Clyde Fitch's last letter dated 28th August 1909, written from Chalons Sur Marne, he writes of Clado, "He knows more about more things and people than anyone I know! And he is a wonderful critic, but Oh, such a cruel one, that after a while you feel you can't bear it." Fitch died there a few days later. Penn Special Collections https://pennrare.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/the-queer-career-of-clyde-fitch/ Kevin Lane Dearinger. Clyde Fitch and the American Theatre: An Olive in the Cocktail. 2017. Montrose J. Moses and Virginia Gerson. Clyde Fitch and his letters. Boston. 1924. "Clyde Fitch's contacts were many more than these letters would indicate. That there is an absence … does not mean that such material does not exist … Some day it may be, such letters may be discovered."

$100.13

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.

$46.73

Northern Spain
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Northern Spain

By Wigram, Edgar

First edition. Adam and Charles Black. London. 1906. Small quarto. xvi, 311pp + (4) publishers adverts. 75 captioned tissue guarded colour plates, folding map. Original decorative cloth, the design adapted from the façade of the Casa de las Conchas (House of the Shells) at Salamanca, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Hinges strengthened with paper tape. Endpapers tanned. Minor shelf wear. Printed bookplate "M. Nightingale His Book" with sheaf of corn motif to fep. A nice copy.

$66.76

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.

$66.76

Turnbull\'s Voyage
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Turnbull's Voyage

By [Turnbull, John]

Printed for Richard Phillips. London. [1806]. 8vo. 52, (2 [index, directions to the binder and erratum]), folding table. No title page as published. Modern dark blue cloth, upper board lettered in gilt. Uniformly toned, some light spotting, otherwise very good. An abridgement of A Voyage round the World in the years 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804, in which the author visited the principal islands in the Pacific Ocean, and the English settlements of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island. No. 7 in Analysis of New Travels extracted from A Collection of Modern and Contemporary Voyages and Travels. The folding table of territorial productions of the Morea is inserted as a binders fault and originates from Pouqueville's Travels. This copy is from the library of Gilbert Hampden Manley (1931 – 2008), with his small ownership stamp to upper corner of the ffep. "Collector of Pacific and Asian material. Born in Shanghai; studied zoology at Nottingham and Oxford. Moved to London in the 1950s to continue research at the zoo; became interested in collecting Pacific material. Taught in the Anthropology Department at Durham University from 1974; collected less from this point, but actively researched pieces in his own and others' collections. Christie's, Paris, Art Africain et Océanien, Jeudi 4 Décembre 2008, 5537." British Museum. Ferguson 422; Hawaiian National Bibliography 376; Hill p596.

$80.11

Signed typewritten letter to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore
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Signed typewritten letter to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore

By Hore-Belisha, Rt Hon Leslie

Typewritten letter, 25cm x 20cm. 1pp. signed and addended in blue ink to Lieut.-Col. Sir Thomas Moore, C.B.E., M.P. 186 Piccadilly W1. On headed notepaper, dated 23rd January 1948. Regarding the Yugoslav Aid Committee, mentioning the Duchess of Atholl, Moore's son-in-law James Harrower and Moore's daughter Priscilla. Short fold split to edge. Leslie Hore-Belisha, 1st Baron Hore-Belisha Liberal MP, Cabinet Minister, Secretary of State for War, dismissed in 1940, revealing widespread anti-Semitism in government. Oswald Mosely calling him a "Jewish Warmonger", Henry Pownall called him a "political jewboy". H.G. Wells named him in "The Shape of Things to Come" 1934 – prophetically it turned out. (Belisha Beacons were introduced by him) Lieut. Col. Sir Thomas Cecil Russell Moore MP for Ayr 1925-1964. In the 1930's he publicly supported Adolf Hitler and the policies of Nazism. The British Yugoslav Aid Committee under the chairmanship of the Duchess of Atholl, Sir Thomas Moore M.P.: Post Holocaust and Tito-Stalin split aid for Yugoslavia.

$60.08

Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton
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Handwritten letter, in the original envelope to Sir Evan Cotton

By Lord Curzon [Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston]

Handwritten letter, in the original envelope, franked Foreign Office. 6.45pm 21 August 23. 19cm x 12.5cm. 4pp. I wonder if you can send me a copy of Journal nos 43-44 of the Bengal Past and Present which is missing in my valued series & never reached me: and also if you can let me have a duplicate of Journal no 29 in which I wrote a paper about the Black Hole Monument. It may interest you to know that in odd moments I am at work on my long promised History of Govt House Calcutta tho I do not wish any announcement made to that effect. Foreign Office 1 Carlton House Terrace S.W.1. August 19 1923 to The Editor, Bengal Past and Present, Calcutta Historical Society, Town Hall, Calcutta. Curzon, George Nathaniel, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859–1925), politician, traveller, and viceroy of India. At the time of writing, he was Foreign Secretary. In January 1924, Curzon vacated the Foreign Office and he was able to devote much of 1924 to completing one of his finest books, a study of Calcutta and the viceroys which was posthumously published under the title British Government in India; the work mentioned in this letter. Sir Evan Cotton (1868-1939) Liberal politician, barrister, administrator, journalist, historian and writer. His Calcutta Old and New, first published in 1909, remains unsurpassed to this day. He was the son of Henry Cotton (Liberal MP) the author of 'New India, or India in Transition' who opposed Curzon's invasion of Tibet and partition of Bengal.

$166.89

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.

$40.05

Handwritten letter to Dr Patrick Kelly.
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Handwritten letter to Dr Patrick Kelly.

By Burney, Dr William

Handwritten letter. Gosport, November 9th 1818. 33cm x 23cm. folded 2pp. From William Burney To Dr P[atrick] Kelly, Finsbury Square, London. With seal. Corners creased. Uniformly lightly toned. Regarding the vacancy for Mathematics Master at The Royal Mathematical School, Christ's Hospital occasioned by the death on October 28th of Thomas Simpson Evans LLD FLS (1777-1818) aged 41, Mathematician, formerly Assistant Astronomer Royal to Dr Maskelyne. 'His library was considered one of the most valuable collections of mathematical and philosophical works in the kingdom.' ODNB Dr. William Burney (1762 – 1832) Burney's Naval Academy in Gosport was founded in 1791. Patrick Kelly LL.D. (1756–1842) Mathematician, Metrologist, author, astronomer, friend of Neville Maskelyne and John Herschel. For many years he was master of the Mercantile School, in Finsbury Square, London.

$100.13

‘with all faults’.  Introduction by Graham Greene.
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‘with all faults’. Introduction by Graham Greene.

By Low, David (Greene, Graham, intro.)

First edition. Amate Press. Tehran. 1973. 8vo. 118pp. Photo illus. A fine copy in the original red cloth, in protected unclipped dust wrapper, sunned, small closed tear to top edge. Interesting ALS to David Dean regarding "Survival for Bookstalls", together with the original newspaper clipping relating to the discussion, and James Fergusson's obituary from the Independent 1987. David Low (1903 - 1987) Born in Ollendorf, educated at Oxford, where he met Graham Greene who became a lifelong friend. "One of the last of the great yeomen bookdealers. He was a stalwart of Cecil Court in the heyday of its bouquiniste activity". "with all faults" is a mine of trade lore. This was the first title for the Amate Press.

$53.40

J. George Adami.
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J. George Adami.

By Adami, Marie; Rolleston, Sir Humphrey (intro.)

First edition. Constable & Co. London. 1930. Octavo. xiii, 179pp. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Slightly rubbed, sunned and grazed. BMJ Croonian Lectures cuttings from 1917 carefully tipped in to list of publications. Marginal neat chronological addenda. Provenance: From the libraries of two notable doctors. Signature of "A. Sarwood Fry Maj. IMS. Dera Ghazi Khan January 1932. Wetheral April 1949" to ffep. Neat marginalia in his hand. Quotation in his hand to rfep "Nothing can more fully give justification to a human life than the later realisation that a man was a true prophet, saw clearly, divined correctly and was a fore runner of the truth". Bookplate of J. Colin Dagnall to front pastedown. Augustine Sargood Fry (1890 - 1962) M.B., Ch.M., F.R.C.S. C.I.E. British Army Indian Medical Service. In the first world war he served on the North-west Frontier of India and in South Persia. Surgical specialist in Peshawar, including the Khyber Pass area. He held in turn most of the important civil surgeoncies in the Punjab and was civil surgeon in Simla for five years. Professor of Operative Surgery, King Edward Medical College, Lahore. [BMJ] John Colin Dagnall (1927 - ) L.H.D., F.Ch.S. Podiatrist, Chiropodist, Medical historian, Author. John George Adami (1862 - 1926) F.R.S., F.R.S.E., CBE, LL.D.

$53.40

Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company
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Tea leaves: being a collection of letters and documents relating to the shipment of tea to the American Colonies in the year 1773, by the East India Tea Company

By Drake, Francis S.

Subscribers' edition. A.O.Crane. Boston. 1884. Small 4to. clxxxiv, (2) 189-375pp. 20 portraits, 8 illustrations, 50 facsimile autographs. Subscription copy No.24. Original pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spine, Rubbed to spine. Corners bumped. Lightly toned. Inscribed dedication to Mary Elizabeth Darling from her affectionate brothers George E. and Douglas B. Foster, with associated genealogical material tipped in to fep and ffep, plus genealogical tree of the Foster family of Boston Massachusetts loosely inserted. "Samuel Foster" denoted lightly in pencil on xciii. Mary Elizabeth Darling (maiden name Foster), (1852-1950) Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where many eminent Bostonians including the Foster family moved after March 1776 when the British evacuated Boston. Writer, founder of womens' mutual and intellectual organisations. Wife of the citrus grower, Lorenzo Franklin Darling, of Shamel House, (aka The Haunted House), Arlington Avenue, Riverside, California (originally also of Boston and Nova Scotia). Riverside was founded in 1870 as a utopian colony dedicated to education and culture. Mary Darling had great influence on the development of Riverside. The Mary Elizabeth Darling Collection, Riverside, California.

$166.89

The Old Standing Crosses of Herefordshire
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The Old Standing Crosses of Herefordshire

By Watkins, Alfred

First edition. Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club. Hereford. Octavo. 83pp. Photo illustrations. Original green cloth, gilt to spine and upper board. Neatly inscribed to ffep "Ex Libris G. Montagu Benton, FSA 27th January 1936 Fingringhoe Colchester" Rev Gerald Montagu Benton (1881-1959) Antiquary, Author, Photographer. Alfred Watkins (1855-1935) Antiquary, Author, Photographer, the originator of the concept of "Ley Lines" in 'Early British Trackways', 'The Old Straight Track' and 'The Ley Hunters Manual'.

$53.40

The Countries of the King\'s Award
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The Countries of the King's Award

By Holdich, Col. Sir Thomas Hungerford

First Edition. Hurst and Blackett. London. 1904. Quarto. xvi, 290pp. Frontispiece photo., numerous photo illustrations and folding plates as listed. The photo listed as facing p25 is noted as not having been printed. Original decorative blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Gilt and coloured flags vignette to upper board. Marbled endpapers and rear pocket. Linen-backed folding map, coloured in outline, in excellent condition, to pocket at rear. All edges gilt. Hinges reinforced in the past, but still somewhat shaky as is usual due to the weight of the contents. Rubbed and bumped to extremities, with some areas of fading to edges of the boards. Occasional light spotting/foxing. Provenance: Bookplate of E. Lynton Vicars to verso of ffep. E. Lynton Vicars (1881-1953) of Coed y Celyn, Betws y Coed, North Wales. Holdich, Sir Thomas Hungerford K.C.M.G., K.C.I.E., C.B., F.R.G.S. (1843–1929), surveyor and geographer, President of the R.G.S. "In 1902 Holdich served on the tribunal appointed by the British government at the invitation of the governments of Chile and Argentina to interpret a treaty of 1881 which fixed their boundary in the south of the Andes mountains in a way which was simple and satisfactory on paper, but which the contorted geomorphology of the area made impossible to enforce in practice. Holdich insisted on investigating the terrain in person, and his geographical competence, tact, and industry so impressed the governments that they accepted his solution and invited him back to mark out the boundary on the ground." ODNB. This comprehensive work is the result of his time spent in those countries.

$113.48

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