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Image for Life in Our Own and Other Lands. With coloured illustrations. Chambers’s Supplementary Readers.

Life in Our Own and Other Lands. With coloured illustrations. Chambers’s Supplementary Readers.

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London. W & R. Chambers Ltd. 1907 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 68848


Size 4.75 x 7.25 inches. In blue cloth covers with black lettering to spine and front.. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Corners slightly rubbed and bumped. Slight browning to endpapers. Neat pencil inscription to front free endpaper. Publisher’s compliments rubber stamp to main title page. A couple of small tears. Occasional small marks and foxing spots. 160pp. With b/w and colour photo plates and illustrations. Book intended for young readers with descriptions of peoples of other lands in language typical of the time. View more info

Image for An Account of A Voyage to New South Wales. To which is prefixed a Detail of His Life, Trials, Speeches &c. (Classics of Exploration Series)

An Account of A Voyage to New South Wales. To which is prefixed a Detail of His Life, Trials, Speeches &c. (Classics of Exploration Series)

By: ( TIME LIFE FACSIMILE REPRINT ); BARRINGTON, George;

Price: £23.00

Publisher: Time Life Books, Amsterdam 1984:

Seller ID: 75170


8vo. (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Brown leather binding with raised banding to spine and Red / gold decororation and lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. In excellent, near fine condition. No inscriptions or marks. 472pp. Enriched with beautiful coloured prints. Folding map. Loosely laid in is a leaf by “Time Life Books” giving detailed information on the author and his life. “This leather-bound volume - lavishly illustrated and complete with two fold-out maps - has been photographically reproduced from the first edition published in 1810 and thus preserves the historical aut... View more info

Image for First Footsteps in East Africa. Or, An Exploration of Harar. Memorial Edition. 2 Volumes Complete. (Classics of Exploration Series)

First Footsteps in East Africa. Or, An Exploration of Harar. Memorial Edition. 2 Volumes Complete. (Classics of Exploration Series)

By: ( TIME LIFE FACSIMILE REPRINT ); BURTON, Captain Sir Richard F.;

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Time Life Books, Amsterdam 1982:

Seller ID: 75233


2 volumes. 8vo. (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Brown leather binding with raised banding to spine and Red / gold decororation and lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. In very good condition. Some very light rubbing on spine. No inscriptions or marks. With colour illustrations and plans. 209pp. “This leather-bound volume - lavishly illustrated and complete with two fold-out maps - has been photographically reproduced from the first edition published in 1894 and thus preserves the historical authenticity of the work, including typographical errors and printing irregularities”. View more info

Image for The North Pole. With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. (Classics of Exploration Series)

The North Pole. With an Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt. (Classics of Exploration Series)

By: ( TIME LIFE FACSIMILE REPRINT ); PEARY, Robert E.;

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Time Life Books, Amsterdam 1985:

Seller ID: 75166


8vo. (5.5 x 8.5 inches). Brown leather binding with raised banding to spine and Red / gold decororation and lettering. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. In excellent, near fine condition. No inscriptions or marks. With portrait, folding maps and numerous illustrations. 326pp. Loosely laid in is a leaf by “Time Life Books” giving detailed information on the author and his life. “This leather-bound volume - lavishly illustrated and complete with two fold-out maps - has been photographically reproduced from the first edition published in 1910 and thus preserves the historical... View more info

Image for Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece. During the Middle of the Fourth Century, before the Christian Aera. Translated from the French. In Six Volumes. The Fifth Edition.

Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece. During the Middle of the Fourth Century, before the Christian Aera. Translated from the French. In Six Volumes. The Fifth Edition.

By: (ANARCHIS) BARTHELEMY, ABBE:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, J. Mawman, Rivington, Cadell & Davies, Longman &c &c... 1817 5th:

Seller ID: 82033


6 volumes. Hardback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Bound in light brown full calf leather with gilt paneled boards, red and brown leather spine labels lettered and numbered in gilt, with raised banding and extensive gilt decorations to spines. Speckled edges, plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some darkening to spines, Some rubbing to edges and ends of spines. Soem minor handling marks to boards else clean and bright. Volume 1 is darkened on rear board with scuff mark to bottom 1/3. No penned inscriptions. Some mild foxing to pages throughout, some areas more heavily foxed. Else overall a very clean... View more info

Image for Scott's Last Expedition. The Personal journals of Captain R. F. Scott on his journey to the South Pole. Introduction by Sir V. Fuchs.

Scott's Last Expedition. The Personal journals of Captain R. F. Scott on his journey to the South Pole. Introduction by Sir V. Fuchs.

By: (SCOTT, R. F.;)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London. The Folio Society 1964 1st thus:

Seller ID: 75895


Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 ins. Blue cloth with silver lettering and design to front. with hard card slipcase. In very good condition with good slip case, (sc, rubbing to edges and corners, ends of spine corners split.) 16 photo.plts; Map on endps; 322pp; View more info

Image for A Voyage round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By G. Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from papers and other materials... The Second Edition. With Charts.

A Voyage round the World, in the Years MDCCXL, I, II, III, IV. By G. Anson, Commander in Chief of a Squadron of His Majesty's Ships, sent upon an Expedition to the South-Seas. Compiled from papers and other materials... The Second Edition. With Charts.

By: ANSON, GEORGE: WALTER, Richard:

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, John and Paul Knapton, 1748 2nd:

Seller ID: 81279


Hardback, 8 x 5 inches. In full calf leather binding with red leather spine label lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. In contemporary leather binding by “Chalfont Bookbinders, Bucks.” Contemporary endpapers. Some tanning inside pages, some light foxing and handling marks to pages. Neat inscription to title page “Mick Pearson 1756.” Maps clean and bright, no tears. 548pp. Illustrated with a fold-out engraved frontis map and two large folding engraved charts at rear. View more info

Image for From Settlement to City. A History of the District of Tea Tree Gully 1836-1976.

From Settlement to City. A History of the District of Tea Tree Gully 1836-1976.

By: AUHL, IAN:

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Linton Publications PTY. Limited. 1978 2nd edition.:

Seller ID: 70963


Size 7.25 x 9.75 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Brown endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded with small chips at ends. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 380pp. With b/w photographs, maps and plans The history of Tea Tree Gully in the Adelaide Hills, Australia. View more info

Image for The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska. Handbook for travellers. With 14 Maps and 12 Plans. Fourth Revised and Augmented Edition.

The Dominion of Canada with Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska. Handbook for travellers. With 14 Maps and 12 Plans. Fourth Revised and Augmented Edition.

By: BAEDEKER, KARL:

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Leipzig / London Karl Baedeker / George Allen & Unwin / New York. Chas. Scribner's Sons. 1922 4th:

Seller ID: 76880


Sm.8vo. Hardback. Approx 6.5 x 4.5 ins.) Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. Blind embossed decoration and rounded corners. Marbled edges. In very good condition. Minor rubbing to edges. Crease to front corner. Ends of spine rubbed. Slight crack to front hinge, else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 420pp; 134 maps (folding) & 12 plans. View more info

Image for Switzerland, and the adjacent portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol. Handbook for Travellers. With 59 Maps, 13 Plans, and 11 Panoramas.

Switzerland, and the adjacent portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol. Handbook for Travellers. With 59 Maps, 13 Plans, and 11 Panoramas.

By: BAEDEKER, KARL:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Leipsic, Karl Baedeker 1901 19th ed.:

Seller ID: 79624


Hardback, small 8vo, 6.5 x 4 inches. Red pebbled cloth with gilt lettering to spine and front. Embossed detailing. Rounded corners. Marbled page edges. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition. Cloth nice and bright. Two tiny splits at ends of rear hinge. Endpapers slightly darkened, minor tear to corner edge of folded map at front. Some slight darkening to folded maps/panoramas, the odd minor spot and handling mark else a very clean and tight copy. Illustrated with 59 Maps, 13 Plans, and 11 Panoramas. 530 pp; View more info

Image for The History of the Caliph Vathek; and European Travels. With a portrait, Full-page illustrations, and biographical notice. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

The History of the Caliph Vathek; and European Travels. With a portrait, Full-page illustrations, and biographical notice. The Minerva Library of Famous Books.

By: BECKFORD, William: BETTANY, G. T.:

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Co., 1891:

Seller ID: 80297


Hardback, 7 x 5 inches. Dark green cloth with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering and blocked design on front and spine in ‘quarter-bound’ style, with pebbled effect on spine and corners. Decorative patterned endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to front board. Endpapers slightly darkened. Some minor darkening to title page from tissue guard, some minor spots to outer page edges, else a very clean and tight copy. 549pp. With B&W portrait and Full-page illustrations. View more info

Image for Pearls of The Pacific

Pearls of The Pacific

By: BODDAM-WHETHAM, J. W.:

Price: £225.00

Publisher: London, Hurst and Blackett, 1876 1st edition:

Seller ID: 81040


Hardback, approx 9 x 6 inches. Contemporary quarter bound maroon polished morocco leather and maroon cloth covered boards. Raised and black banding, gilt lettering and decorations to spine, line edging to boards. Marbled endpapers. Top edges gilt. In very good condition. Contemporary binding and endpapers. A couple of very minor handling marks to pages else a very clean and tight copy. Scarce 1st edition. 36200 + 16pp cat. With 8 B&W illlustrations, 7 full page plates, and a title-page vignette. View more info

Image for A Year Amongst the Persians. Impressions as to the Life, Character, & Thought of The People of Persia. Received during Twelve Months’ Residence in that Country in the years 1887-1888. With a Memoir by Sir E. Denison Ross.

A Year Amongst the Persians. Impressions as to the Life, Character, & Thought of The People of Persia. Received during Twelve Months’ Residence in that Country in the years 1887-1888. With a Memoir by Sir E. Denison Ross.

By: BROWNE, EDWARD GRANVILLE:

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Cambridge, University Press, 1926 1st thus:

Seller ID: 77473


Hardback, approx 9.5 x 6.5 inches, in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine and gilt vignette and line decoration to boards. Top edges gilt, in scarce original dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (DW spine slightly faded with darker patch to middle. Minor rubbing to edges, in protective sleeve.) Small bump to bottom edge of front board. Endpapers slightly darkened, else inside pages very clean and tight throughout. An excellent copy, with scarce dustwrapper. 650 pp. Illustrated with a Frontis portrait of the author in Persian dress, and large folding map at rear. View more info

Image for My Circular Notes Extracts from Journals, Letters sent home, Geological and other notes, Written while Travelling Westwards Round The World, from July 6, 1874, to July 6, 1875. In Two Volumes.

My Circular Notes Extracts from Journals, Letters sent home, Geological and other notes, Written while Travelling Westwards Round The World, from July 6, 1874, to July 6, 1875. In Two Volumes.

By: CAMPBELL, J.F.:

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan, 1876:

Seller ID: 81728


2 volumes. Hardbacks, 8 x 5 inches. Cream pebbled cloth covers with gilt lettering to spines and silver ‘footprint’ designs to fronts. Black endpapers. In very good conditions. Some wear to covers; spines darkened, edges and corners rubbed with some bumps. Chips to ends of spines, repaired split to rear edge vol.1. Handling marks and darkening to cloth. A couple of old bookplabels to front endpapers “W.H. Smith Library,” and “London Institution, Finsbury Circus.” Endpapers cracked with some glue marks to front endp’s of vol.1. A couple of cracks betwee... View more info

Image for A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere: Performed un der the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in the Years 1776,1777, 1778,1779 and 1780. Being a copious, comprehensive & satisfactory Abridgement of the Voyage, written by Capt. J.Cook, and Capt.J.King.

A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken by Command of his Majesty, for Making Discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere: Performed un der the Direction of Captains Cook, Clerke, and Gore, in the Years 1776,1777, 1778,1779 and 1780. Being a copious, comprehensive & satisfactory Abridgement of the Voyage, written by Capt. J.Cook, and Capt.J.King.

By: COOK, CAPT. JAMES / KING, CAPT. JAMES:

Price: £2,000.00

Publisher: London: W. & A. Strahan for G. Nicol and T. Cadell, 1784 First printing, first edition in the rare larger quarto format.:

Seller ID: 81606


3 vols; Contemporary full calf boards, with attractive later matching leather spine, gilt titles & decorations with raised bands. All marbled edges & endpapers. Size 29.5cm x 24.5cm In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges of boards & corners. Volume II has small label lower front cover. Lacks one plate. With the armorial bookplate of Will Phillips in each volume on front endpaper. Inside some foxing with some offsetting. Volume I last pages 385 to 421 have small old worming hole top margin edge. Volume III two plater have a few nicks on protruding edges. Else generally clean... View more info

Image for The Rulers of The South Sicily, Calabria, Malta. With a Hundred Original Drawings by Henry Brokman. In Two Volumes.

The Rulers of The South Sicily, Calabria, Malta. With a Hundred Original Drawings by Henry Brokman. In Two Volumes.

By: CRAWFORD, Francis Marion:

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., 1900 1st:

Seller ID: 80666


2 volumes. Hardback, approx 8 x 6 inches. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spines and front, with gilt banding and vignettes. Top edges gilt. In very good conditions. Bright covers, some minor rubbing to corners and spine on vol.2. Some light foxing to endpapers. Plates all tissue guarded. Else very clean and tight copies. 391 & 407pp. Illustrated with B&W photogravure plates and many illustrations within text. View more info

Image for The Raiders Some Passages in the Life of John Faa, Lord and Earl of Little Egypt. Sixth Edition.

The Raiders Some Passages in the Life of John Faa, Lord and Earl of Little Egypt. Sixth Edition.

By: CROCKETT, S. R:

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, T. Unwin, 1894 6th:

Seller ID: 79523


Hardback 7.5 x 5 inches. Quarter bound red calf leather and marbled boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Green spine label, raised banding and gilt decoration. In very good condition. Top corners slightly nicked/chipped, edges and corners rubbed. Bookplate to endpaper “Emerson Bainbridge”, a couple of small handling marks else pages very clean and tight throughout. 419pp. View more info

Image for Evening Entertainments: Or, Delineations of the Manners and Customs of Various Nations; interspersed with Geographical Notices, Historical and Biographical Anecdotes, and Descriptions in Natural History. Third Edition.

Evening Entertainments: Or, Delineations of the Manners and Customs of Various Nations; interspersed with Geographical Notices, Historical and Biographical Anecdotes, and Descriptions in Natural History. Third Edition.

By: DEPPING, J. B.:

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, N. Hailes, 1818:

Seller ID: 79085


Hardback, 7 x 4 inches. In Quarter-Bound maroon Leather binding, marbled cloth boards, gilt banding and lettering to spine. In very good condition. Some rubbing to corners and edges. Minor rubbing to boards. Hinges slightly cracked between endpapers. Frontis darkened and clipped along top edge, some foxing spots to plates, some handling marks and darkening to pages, some soiling to p11-12, Else a tight copy. 338pp. Illustrated with 4 b&w engraved plates. View more info

Image for Reflections on a Marine Venus A companion to the landscape of Rhodes.

Reflections on a Marine Venus A companion to the landscape of Rhodes.

By: DURRELL, LAWRENCE:

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1953 1st:

Seller ID: 80380


Hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Green cloth with silver and blue backed lettering to spine. In dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrap (DW some minor fading , edges rubbed with some small tears. In protective sleeve. Not price clipped.) Some minor rubbing to cloth. Slight darkening to endpapers, else pages all very clean and tight. 198pp. Illustrated with 7 B&W plates. View more info

Image for Japanese Buddhism With a memoir of the author by Sir Harold Parlett.

Japanese Buddhism With a memoir of the author by Sir Harold Parlett.

By: Eliot, Sir Charles

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Arnold, London 1935 (1st.).:

Seller ID: 51440


Blue cloth with gilt on spine. In very good condition. Nice bright binding. Corners slight bruised, with tiny chip top of spine. Japanese inscription on front endpaper. Pages rough cut. xxxiv+449pp Japanese Buddhism is a complementary volume to the author's 3 volume work Hinduism and Buddhism. This classic volume is described by Silberman in his bibliography Japan and Korea as "a standard and indespensable work. . . . Section I is a general description of Buddhist development and doctrine in India and China. Section II is a history of Japanese Buddhism and the last section is a discu... View more info