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Image for The Surgeon’s Log Being Impressions of the Far East

The Surgeon’s Log Being Impressions of the Far East

By: ABRAHAM, J. Johnston,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1912 fifth edition.:

Seller ID: 74356


Size approx 6 x 9 inches. In blue cloth covers with gilt book design to front and lettering to cover and spine. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges and ends of spine and minor bumps to corners. Minor mark to rear. Inside some light foxing to page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 338pp. With Forty-Four b&w Illustrations. View more info

Image for The Splendour of Asia. The Story and Teaching of The Buddha. By the Author of “the Way of The Stars,” “The Treasure of Ho,” etc.

The Splendour of Asia. The Story and Teaching of The Buddha. By the Author of “the Way of The Stars,” “The Treasure of Ho,” etc.

By: ADAMS BECK, L.:

Price: £48.00

Publisher: London, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1927 1st:

Seller ID: 78723


Hardback, approx 7.5 x 5 inches. Dark blue cloth with red lettering and line edging to front and spine. In original patterned dustwrapper. In very good near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (DW minor rubbing to edges, a couple of small nicks to corners and small nick to rear side nr bottom edge. In protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth. Some minor darkening to outer page edges else a very clean and tight copy. 253pp + 6pp cat. View more info

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Biographies of the Celestial Beings on The Flat Peach Efte

By: Anon:

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Tokyo, ca1940:

Seller ID: 82311


Hardback, 8 x 6 inches. Eastern ‘oriental-style’ fold-out binding, brown silk covers, paper title label to front board. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to edges around corners, inside pages and plates all very clean and tight. An excellent copy. 22pp. Illustrated with 10 hand-coloured silk plates on silk mountings. Characters include: Mang Mu Niang Niang, Shou Xin, The Gwai-Li, Han Zhong-Li, Iu Dong-Bing & others. View more info

Image for The Smaller Dragon. A Political History of Vietnam.

The Smaller Dragon. A Political History of Vietnam.

By: BUTTINGER, Joseph:

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London & New York, Atlantic Books, 1958 1st:

Seller ID: 78298


Hardback, 9.5 x 6 ins. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Blind embossed monogram to front. In illustrated yellow dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. In very good condition with good dustwrapper. (DW rubbing to edges and some minor creases, spine slightly faded, small tear to rear. In protective sleeve.) Some minor rubbing to edges of cloth. Inside pages all very clean and tight. 535pp. 9 maps, 12 b&w plates including frontis. View more info

Image for Picturesque India A Handbook for European Travellers. Illustrations Drawn by John Pedder, H. Sheppard Dale, and H.H. Stanton.

Picturesque India A Handbook for European Travellers. Illustrations Drawn by John Pedder, H. Sheppard Dale, and H.H. Stanton.

By: CAINE, W.S.:

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, 1890 1st:

Seller ID: 81013


Hardback, 9 x 7 inches. Dark green cloth with beveled boards, decorative gilt lettering and black pictorial designs to front and spine. All edges gilt. Green endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners and ends of spine. Some light rubbing to design on front. Inscription to half-title page “E.B. Rice, Served as a Sergent in the Rifle Brigade, during the Indian Mutiny, was present at Beige and Capture of Lucknow in 1858, and afterwards engaged on the North West Frontier of India,” then dated “10th November 1890” on first page. Frontis plate darkened ... View more info

Image for Six Months In The West Indies, in 1825. Third Edition, With Additions.

Six Months In The West Indies, in 1825. Third Edition, With Additions.

By: COLERIDGE, HENRY NELSON:

Price: £70.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1832 (3rd).:

Seller ID: 82907


Small 8vo. Nice contemporary dark maroon hf. calf with extensive gold decor. on spine and green morocco label. Covers, endpapers & edges marbled. In very good condition. Some general handling marks to boards; edges rubbed, corners bumped, darkening to spine, surface rubbing to boards. Neat inscription to front endpaper “Robert G. Cooke, Clifton, Bristol” (Later of Athelhampton House, Dorset.) Soem minor darkening t o title page, faint deleted inscription to top edge of title. Some minor foxing spots to map with one dark spot to top corner. A couple of minor handling marks to in... View more info

Image for The Chinese: A General Description of China and Its Inhabitants. A New Edition, Enlarged and Revised. In Three Volumes, Plus Supplementary Volume. (Bound in Two.)

The Chinese: A General Description of China and Its Inhabitants. A New Edition, Enlarged and Revised. In Three Volumes, Plus Supplementary Volume. (Bound in Two.)

By: DAVIS, John Francis:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Charles Knight & Co., 1844:

Seller ID: 81746


2 Volumes. Hardbacks, 6 x 4 inches. Quarter bound black leather and blue-marbled paper covered boards. In very good conditions. Some rubbing to extremities; spines and ends, corners a little bumped. Some darkening and rubbing to boards. Neat pencil inscription to endpapers “S. Sewell.” Some minor light handling marks to pages else inside pages very clean and tight. 280, 283, 236 & 263pp. With B&W illustrations within text. View more info

Image for Birds Drawn for John Gould. SIGNED by David Attenborough

Birds Drawn for John Gould. SIGNED by David Attenborough

By: Edward Lear

Price: £2,000.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society 2012 Limited edition Only 780 Copies Numbered 300:

Seller ID: 82460


Large book with full goatskin leather binding which is beautifully decorated with a thick gilt border. Gilt top edge. Imperial folio format measures 57cm x 49cm Introduction by David Attenborough and signed by him. In fine condition. Inside very clean & tight. The book is beautifully presented in a sturdy and attractive solander box. The box has shelf wear on the top front cover. 184 pages Stunning color reproductions of Lear prints. Printed on matt-coated wove paper, Set in Bodoni. 80 hand-coloured lithographs and one additional drawing in high-quality reproduction. Numbered No. 300 of on... View more info

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A History of the Arab Peoples.

By: HOURANI, Albert;

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Folio Society 2009:

Seller ID: 82797


Hardback, 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Bound in illustrated grey cloth covers. In hard card slipcase. In very good near fine condition with very good slipcase (sealed in shrinkwrap.) 659pp + xxxiv. Illustrated in colour from photographs. View more info

The Golden Calm. An English Lady’s life in Moghul Delhi. Reminiscences by Emily, Lady Clive Bayley and by her father, Sir Thomas Metcalf.

By: KAYE, M.M. (ed):

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Webb & Bower. Exeter. 1980 1st edition.:

Seller ID: 67759


Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In maroon leather binding with gilt to spine and front. Illustrated maroon endpapers. With pictorial dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge with small chips and tears. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 220pp. With colour illustrations and facsimile pages. The author was the daughter of the Resident in Delhi and joined her father at the Moghul Court, some ten years before the Indian Mutiny. Also included are pages from the ‘Delhie Book’ with illustrations commissioned by her father. View more info

Image for From Hausaland to Egypt, Through the Sudan Illustrated.

From Hausaland to Egypt, Through the Sudan Illustrated.

By: KUMM, H. Karl W.:

Price: £120.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co. Ltd., 1910 1st:

Seller ID: 80417


Hardback, 10 x 7 inches. Orange cloth covers with black and gilt lettering to spine and black lettering with pictorial design to front. Plain endpapers. In very good condition. Some minor rubbing to corners. Some handling marks to cloth on front and back. Endpapers darkened with some mild foxing. Some foxing to pages immediately adjacent colour plates, Else inside pages and plates all very clean and tight throughout. 324pp. Illustrated with six coloured plates and many B&W photo illustrations. Photogravure frontis portrait. By the Author of; “Tribes of the Nile Valley,” “... View more info

Image for In the Forbidden Land. Two Volumes. An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Authorities, Imprisonment, Torture, and Ultimate Release. Also various official documents, including the enquiry and report by J. Larkin, esq., appointed by the Government of India. With a Map and Two Hundred and Fifty illustrations.

In the Forbidden Land. Two Volumes. An Account of a Journey in Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Authorities, Imprisonment, Torture, and Ultimate Release. Also various official documents, including the enquiry and report by J. Larkin, esq., appointed by the Government of India. With a Map and Two Hundred and Fifty illustrations.

By: LANDOR, A. Henry Savage;

Price: £200.00

Publisher: William Heinemann, London. 1898 1st edition:

Seller ID: 82142


Two volumes. Size approx 6 x 9 inches. In original green cloth with gilt lettering to front and spines and with colour/gilt illustrated design to fronts and spines. In very good conditions. Nice bright copies. Volume I has slight lean. Endpapers mildly foxed, with a few small nicks on fore edge. Pages a little rough cut. Inside pages very clean & tight throughout. 320pp + 263pp. With a Map (rear v.2) and Two Hundred and Fifty illustrations. Photogravure frontis and 8 Coloured plates. 45 b&w full-page plates. View more info

Image for A History of The Indian Empire and the East India Company From the Earliest Times to the Present. Together with account of Beloochistan, Afghanistan etc..., Comprehending their History, Religions, Laws, Manners and Customs, Commercial Resources etc. In Two Volumes.

A History of The Indian Empire and the East India Company From the Earliest Times to the Present. Together with account of Beloochistan, Afghanistan etc..., Comprehending their History, Religions, Laws, Manners and Customs, Commercial Resources etc. In Two Volumes.

By: RITCHIE, Leitch:

Price: £385.00

Publisher: London, W. H. Allen & Co., 1848 1st:

Seller ID: 81248


Two Volumes. Hardback, approx 9 x 5.5 inches. In full calf leather bindings, with red and black spine labels lettered in gilt, with gilt decorations and raised banding to spine, gilt paneled boards. Marbled endpapers and page edges. In very good conditions. Some minor wear to binding; rubbing to spines, small chip to bottom of spine on vol.2, a couple of small marks and minor rubbing to boards. Minor glue repair between front endpapers vol.1, half-title and blank endpaper neatly removed. Else pages all very clean and tight throughout. 500 & 512pp. View more info

Image for The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, and Arabia. (Together with) Egypt and Nubia. 2 vols (complete and all published).

The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, and Arabia. (Together with) Egypt and Nubia. 2 vols (complete and all published).

By: ROBERTS, DAVID:

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society 2010 Limited edition Only 1000 Copies Numbered 164:

Seller ID: 82459


Folio (50 x 35.5 cm). Orig. illust. cloth printed in black and gold with designs by Roberts. Preserved in matching orig. slip-cases. T.e.g. and with silk ribbon markers in both vols. In near fine condition. One slipcase very small light scuff. First blank page of first volume has small red mark. Inside very clean & tight. Complete with 247 coloured lithograph plates most of which are full-page, a portrait of Roberts and map. Both volumes numbered No. 164 of only 1000 sets published. NOTE: David Roberts was the first British painter to make an artistic expedition to Egypt and the Holy Land. View more info

Image for The Casale Pilgrim. A Sixteenth-Century Illustrated Guide to the Holy Places. Reproduced in Facsimile, with Introduction, Translation and Notes by Cecil Roth. Limited numbered edition.

The Casale Pilgrim. A Sixteenth-Century Illustrated Guide to the Holy Places. Reproduced in Facsimile, with Introduction, Translation and Notes by Cecil Roth. Limited numbered edition.

By: ROTH, Cecil;

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London. Soncino Press 1929 1st thus edition:

Seller ID: 76712


Large hardback. Approx 10 x 7.5 inches. Full vellum binding with gilt design to front and lettering to spine. Top page edges gilt. In very good condition. Some rubbing/darkening to edges of boards. Some small marks to edges of endpapers otherwise a very clean and tight copy throughout. Numbered 83/560. 91pp. With colour illustrations. View more info

Image for The Ibex of Sha-Ping And other Himalayan Studies. With Numerous Pen and Ink Sketches and Coloured Plates by The Author.

The Ibex of Sha-Ping And other Himalayan Studies. With Numerous Pen and Ink Sketches and Coloured Plates by The Author.

By: RUNDALL, LIEUT. L. B.:

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co., 1915 (1st.):

Seller ID: 81041


Hardback, Tall 8vo. 10 x 7 inches. Green cloth covers with gilt lettering and designs to spine and front. In very good condition. Small nicks to cloth on corners and ends of spine, no penned inscriptions. Pages all very clean and tight throughout. A very clean and tight copy. 152pp. 15 mounted colour plates & many b&w text illustrations. First edition of this beautifully illustrated, lyrical memoir by a young author who died in the First World War. Contains stories of hunting adventure in the Himalayas and notes about the flora and fauna. This volume contains 8 stories: The Scape-Goat;... View more info

Image for 13 Years Among The Wild Beasts of India: Their Haunts and Habits from Personal Observation; With an account of the Modes of Capturing and Taming Elephants. Second Edition.

13 Years Among The Wild Beasts of India: Their Haunts and Habits from Personal Observation; With an account of the Modes of Capturing and Taming Elephants. Second Edition.

By: SANDERSON, G. P.:

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1879 2nd ed.:

Seller ID: 79187


Hardback, 9 x 7 inches. Green beveled cloth covers, decorative gilt lettering to spine and front, with black and gilt pictorial designs to front and spine. Blind embossed panel to rear board. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Boards have been professionally re-bound and original cloth re-laid on spine. Corners bumped, edges rubbed. “H.V. Day, Dorchester” bookseller label to front endpaper. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Mild foxing to pages throughout. Plates bright and clean. Else a clean and tight copy. 387pp. 24 B&W plates including Coloured frontis plate. View more info

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Album of Prints

By: YOSHIDA, Soyu:

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Japan, Korewozo, ca1894:

Seller ID: 82908


Oblong hardback, 9 x 6 inches. Quarter bound black patterned cloth, with red cloth to spine and corners. Pages bound in ‘concertina’ style. Marbled endpapers. In very good condition. Some handling marks to cover, some fading to edges, light mark to front. If pages are meant to be read in reverse then there is a japanese inscription to last page, with translated notes in pencil. List describing illustrations loose inside. Plates are all numbered in pencil, all clean and bright. Some minor fading, all in light sepia tone. Illustrated with 50 B&W photo plates (4 per page), each pl... View more info