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Paris - Ernest Flammarion, 1925 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Bases on his own military experiences, Courteline ridicules the military and the police in this humorous novel. Georges Courteline (1858 - 1929) was drafted into the army in 1879 and was ill-suited for the military life. With a selection of colour and black and white plates. Condition: In a paper binding. Externally, bumping to extremities and spotting on cover. Wear to spine. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Overall GOOD.

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ont> National Printing Department : Cairo, 1906 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting and thorough study of the River Nile, illustrated with folding maps and plates. . This work offers a thorough geographical study of the River Nile, a river in Africa which is commonly regarded as the longest in the world. The work looks at the tributaries and basins, looking at the journey of the Nile through its over four-thousand mile run. Henry George Lyons was a geologist, starting his career in the military, during which he was posted in Cairo. After retiring from the army, with the rank of colonel, Lyons became the Director of the Science Museum in London. With a total of fifty-six plates, with twenty-five being folding maps and plates. Most plates have coloured highlights to them. This work is partly misbound, with pages two-hundred and nine to two-hundred and twenty-four being bound between pages two-hundred and forty and two-hundred and forty-one. An ink inscription to the front pastedown states that this co ... Read more

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  • Edition: First edition.
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ondon- Chapman & Hall, Ltd, 1907 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A two volume first edition of this work on historical topography. An interesting account of the history, topography and anecdotes surround the road from London to Glasgow, traditionally the route to Gretna Green, a place where many went to elope. With 32 plates and many illustrations in the text. Charles George Harper was an English author and illustrator whowrote manyself illustrated works. Condition: In cloth binding with pictorial details to boards. Externally, sound with light rubbing and marks to boards. Bumping and wear to extremities with slight loss to the head of the spine of volume I. Booksellers label to front pastedown of each volume. Internally, generally firmly bound, although strained in places. Pages bright with light spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD.

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The Somerset Coast

Charles G Harper

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ondon- Chapman and Hall, 1909 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An uncommon first edition on this work on Somerset. Illustrated with 20 plates including a frontispiece. Charles George Harper was an English author and illustrator who wrote and self-illustrated many books on travel, exploration and the British Isles. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, generally smart though lightly rubbed in places. Light damp speckling to front board. Light fading to spine. Slight bumping to extremities. Front hinge strained. Personal bookplates to front pastedown and front endpaper. Internally, binding strained in places. Pages bright with light spotting throughout. Overall: VERY GOOD.

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From Paddington to Penzance

Charles G Harper

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ondon- Chatto and Windus, 1893 Book. GOOD ONLY. Hardcover. An uncommon copy of this topographical work by Charles George Harper. A wonderful trek through the late Victorian Westcountry. Illustrated by the author with one hundred and four fascinating first hand drawings. Charles George Harper was an English author and illustrator who wrote and self-illustrated many books on travel, exploration and the British Isles. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, sound with light rubbing and marks to boards. Bumping to extremities. Internally, binding strained in places with pages 113-114 and 127-128 detached but present. Pages bright andgenerally clean with the odd spot. Overall: GOOD ONLY.

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New Army List

Colonel H. G. Hart

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London - John Murray, 1869 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A list of army and military personnel written and compiled by Henry George Hart(Sep 1808 - March 1878), the third son of Lieutenant Colonel William Hart. Hart was appointed ensign in the 49th Regiment of Foot on 1 April 1829, and then progressedto Lieutenant on 19 July 1832, Captain on 1 Dec 1842, Major on 15 Dec 1848, Lieutenant Colonel, 30 May 1856, Colonel 27 Dec 1860, Major General on 6 March 1868, and finally Lieutenant General on 4 Dec 1877. Hart died at Biarritz. 'New Army List and Militia List; exhibiting the rank, standing, and various services of every regimental, officer in the army serving on full pay, including the royal marines and Indian Staff Corps; distinguishing those who have served in the peninsula, who were at waterloo, who have recieved medals and other distinctions and who have been wounded, and in what actions; with a period of service both on full and half pay. Giving also the dates of every officers commissions, and distingui ... Read more

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London - John Murray, 1869 Book. Good. Hardcover. The comprehensive list of serving military in 1869. Published quarterly, this is No. CXXIV, 1st October 1869. Armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Including 'The Royal Marines, and Indian Staff Corps, distinguishing those who have served in the peninsula, who were at waterloo, who have received medals and other distinctions, and who have been wounded, and in what actions, with the period of service both on full and half pay. Giving also the dates of every officer's commissions and distinguishing those obtained by purchase'. Condition: In a full cloth binding. Externally rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Bright and clean with some light spotting to the first and last few pages. A page of handwritten notes stapled into the rear. Overall: GOOD.

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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Book condition: Near Fine
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ondon- The Adam Publishing Company, 1966 Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First edition.. A first edition, second impression of this work by D G Rice. Signed by Rice to front free-endpaper. With 15 colour plates. Condition: In a cloth binding. Externally, smart with some light shelfwear and some marks to boards. Ink inscription by author to front free-endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright andclean. Overall: NEAR FINE.

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The British Imperial Forces

G D Giles, F Feller and H Bunnett

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ont> Virtue and Company : London, 1905 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Rather scarce, this beautiful, bright collection of plates depicting the British Imperial forces. With the inscription of the prior owner to the recto of front endpaper, J Merrick. Thirty plates total, all colour. Produced by noted military artists. Godfrey Douglas Giles specialised in military scenes and battles which he experienced during his own time serving in the army. Frank Feller was a Swiss artist who is best known for his work 'The Last Eleven at Maiwand'. H Bunnett was another prolific illustrator. A scarce work, depicting the scots guards, military doctors, The Royal Artillery, The Bombay Artillery, 1st Madras Pioneers, the 15th Sikhs and much more. Condition: In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with small loss to the head and tail of spine and to the extremities. Light spots to the boards. Fading to the spine. Front hinge has failed, which is common with this work. The textblock is ... Read more

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Salon de 1879-1883

F.G. Dumas

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83, 1879 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A five volume set of French art catalogues dating from the late Nineteenth Century, in attractive quarter-morocco bindings. Cataloguing the Paris Salon's from 1879-1883, the volumes contain plates and reproductions of the works throughout, and act as a fascinating insight into both the art itself and the renowned events. The Salons were the official art exhibitions of the Academie des Beaux-Arts of Paris, considered to be the greatest annual art events in the Western World. Beginning in 1667, the events were intrinsically linked to Paris, its trends and people, continuing throughout the French Revolution and Paris Commune (the years upon which the Salon was considerably liberalised) and up until 1903, where several schisms occured, although the Salons would officially continue after this point. Included here are reproductions of works depicting the likes of Victor Hugo, portraits by Carolus Duran, and many other significant French works. Each volume contains the bookpl ... Read more

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Miniatur Bibliothek

F G Klopstock

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Unknown - Gotha & Neu York Im Verlag des Bibliographischen Instituts, 1828 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock's epic poem Messias. In the original German. Bound by John Bird of Hatton Park. Complete, ten volumes bound in three. Published as a part of the 'Miniatur-Bibliothek'series. All three volumes are pocket sized. Der Messisas is a poem which comprises of 19,458 dactylic hexameters. Thematically, the poem deals withredemption of mankind and the poemopens with Jesus's entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. This poem is Klopstock's best known work. Condition: In half calf bindings with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart with small patches ofminor rubbing to the extremities and to the joints. A small amount of slight rubbing to the head and tail of spines and to the paper coveredboards. Binder's stamp to front pastedowns, John Bird Hatton Garden. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedowns of volumes I and III, John C Taunton. Internally, ... Read more

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The Hand-Book of Autographs

Frederick G Netherclift

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London - John Russell Smith, 1862 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An uncommon first edition of Frederick G Netherclift's The Hand-Book to Autographs. With 236 plates of autograph examples. Netherclift offers advice and a comprehensive guide to amateur autograph collectors with this extensive collection of autographs of people of note. Condition: In a tooled morocco binding. Externally, sound with light rubbing. Bumping and and slight wear to spine and extremities. Hinge strained but firm. Marks to pastedowns and ink signature to front free-endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean but slightly agetoned. Overall: GOOD..

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Hobson's Choice

G G Chatterton

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London - John Long, 1913 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this work by G G Chatterton. With a gift letter pasted to front pastedown from three individuals at Minster House, also known as 12 Arthur Street, London. The letter states 'We thought we would like to give you the first book for the library you will be forming in your room at Minster House. There was instant agreement on the choice and here it is with our very best wishes. ' The first and only edition of this Bildungsroman. Little is known about author G G Chatterton, other works by them include The Court of Destiny, Straight Shoes and The Angel of Chance. Condition: In a green cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine label. Externally, generally smart with minorbumping. to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Fading to spine. Gift letter pasted to recto of front endpaper from three individuals at 'Minster House, Arthur Street London E C 4'. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are slightly age ... Read more

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Makers of India

H.G. Rawlinson

  • Edition: First edition.
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London - Oxford University Press, 1942 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The scarce first edition of this interesting account of prominent Indian figures, part of the Living Names series. Bound in publishers original paper wraps. With short biographies of Asoka Maurya, Sri Harsha of Kanauj, Akbar the Great Mogul, Sivaji the Maratha, Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Sir Saiyid Ahmed Khan, and Mahatma Gandhi. Condition: The binding is tight and firm. There is some slight wear to the extremities, including bumping and discolouration to the spine and edges. Internally the pages are generally bright and clean, with just some browning to the page edges. Overall, the condition is very good..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - Cassell and Company, 1917 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of H. G. Wells' The Soul of a Bishop. Concerning the spiritual crisis of Edward Scrope, Lord Bishop of Princhester, brought about about by the First World War, the book is reflective of Wells' own short-lived religious conversion at the time. Condition: In cloth binding. EXternallyu sound, there is some wear to the boards, backstrip, joints and extremities, as well as markings to the boards. The gilt has faded on backstrip and the hinges are somewhat tender. Internally the pages are generally firmly bound although strained in places are spotted throughout. The text remains clear. Overall: GOOD..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - Methuen and Co., 1897 Book. Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A first edition of H. G. Wells' The Plattner Story and Others. A collection of seventeen short stories, the volume includes works such as The Argonauts of the Air, as well as In The Abyss, and makes for an interesting early example of Science Fiction. Condition: In cloth binding with gilt detailing. Externally sound, there are some markings to the boards, rubbing to extremities and wear and slight tearing to joints, as well as some tenderness to the hinges. Internally the binding is tender but holding and the pages are largely bright and clean throughout aside from the odd spot. Overall: GOOD..

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  • Edition: First edition.
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London - Methuen & Co., 1895 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. A handsome first edition of H G Wells' The StolenBacillus. Here H G Wells, author of the science fiction classic The Time Machine, publishes a collection of fifteen science fiction and fantasy short stories that were original written for periodicals. Condition: In original cloth binding with gilt detail. Externally, smart with bumping to spine and extremities. Rear joint slightly starting but sound. Internally, firmly bound. Page bright and clean though slightly agetoned. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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London - George Bell and Sons, 1882 Book. Good. Hardcover. A scarce copy of Henry G Bohn's Hand-Book of Proverbs. Known forpublishing Bohn's Libraries, Henry G Bohn was an antiquarian who published works of science, history, andthe classics. Condition: In a tooled cloth binding. Externally, sound with handling marks Bumping tospine and extremities. Front joint slightly starting but sound. Browning to front and rear advertisement pages. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright and clean with a contemporary ink signature tohalf title. Overall: GOOD..

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ont> George Bell and sons : London, 1889 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An interesting reference work comprising of quotes from many English poets. Arranged by topic, in alphabetical order. This work comprises of quotes from numerous famous poets such as Joseph Addison, James Beattie, John Donne, Thomas Carew, George Canning, Sir Walter Raleigh, William Somerville and more. Compiled by Henry G Bohn. This work is the fifth edition. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally, lightly rubbed to the spine and to the joints. A few marks to boards and extremities. Prior owner's inscriptions to the recto of front endpaper, dated 1935. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spots. Overall Condition: Very Good.

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Himalayan Wanderer

Hon. C. G. Bruce

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ont> Alexander Maclehose & Co : London, 1934 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. The first edition of this illustrated account of Charles Bruce's life on the Himalayas, Bruce being the man who led the second and third British expeditions to Mount Everest. The first edition of this work. With a frontispiece, and fifteen plates. Collated, complete. This work recounts Charles Bruce's experiences on his expeditions to the Himalayas, and offers an amusing look at his life during his twenty years spent in the Himalayas. Most of the book is focussed on Bruce's time in the North-West Frontier, whilst he was in the Indian Army. Due to Bruce's vast experiences in the Himalayas, this work is rich with detail. It also shows the attitudes during the British Empire, and the state of politics in India during this time, with comments on Indian culture. The first chapter in this work detail the first twenty-two years of his life, noting his family and what led him into the Army, and onto his exp ... Read more

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