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SOUTH. The story of Shackleton\'s last expedition 1914-1917
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SOUTH. The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917

By SHACKLETON. SIR ERNEST

William Heinemann. London. 1919. FIRST EDITION. 1st impression. Large 8vo. (10.1 x 6.5 inches). Illustrated with colour photo frontis, 5 maps, including one large folding, and 87 mono photographic plates. A very good copy with the page edges browned, as usual with this book, and the last few pages, the Index, with some chipping to the page edges, but well away from the text. Finely bound in recent full dark blue morocco, the spine with five raised bands, ruled, lettered and decorated with an illustration of the Endurance, all in gilt. Single gilt dot and chain border on boards. Top edge gilt. The original publishers dark blue cloth front board, with silver illustration of the Endurance, and the spine, both lettered in silver, are bound in at the rear. This first impression was printed on poor quality paper and is prone to browning. Overall this is a very good copy of this classic and fragile book in an attractive leather binding.

$2664.40

SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. A Triumph.
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SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. A Triumph.

By LAWRENCE. T. E

Jonathan Cape. London. 1935. FIRST TRADE EDITION. 4to. Illustrated throughout with portraits, maps, plans and line drawings. Finely bound in recent full tan morocco, raised bands, gilt. Twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt decorative roll border on boards. Top edge gilt. A few light finger marks but overall a very good, bright copy.

$865.93

THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan
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THE RIVER WAR. An Account of the Reconquest of the Soudan

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER

Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1899. FIRST EDITION. Two volumes. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.5 inches). Portrait frontis of Viscount Cromer in volume one, and Lord Kitchener in volume two. Illustrated throughout with 56 mono plates, mostly by Angus McNeill of the Seaforth highlanders, and 34 maps, 20 of these fold out. With the corrected text -- inverted comma present on page 459 of volume 2. A little foxing to a few pages but overall a bright clean copy throughout. Finely bound in recent full navy blue morocco. Spines with raised bands, twin red labels, gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edges gilt. Overall a very good copy of this important work. Churchill's second book. Only 2003 copies were published on 6th November 1899.

$3663.55

THE LAWLESS ROADS. A Mexican Journey
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THE LAWLESS ROADS. A Mexican Journey

By GREENE. GRAHAM

Longmans, Green and Co. London 1939. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Illustrated with ten mono photos, nine of which were taken by the Author, and a colour printed map to the endpapers. A fine and bright copy of the book in publishers second state binding with black lettering to the spine. Neat previous owner's name on the half title page otherwise a fresh clean and tight copy. Original colour dustwrapper with the colours still strong and unfaded. the wrapper is price clipped to the inner front flap but otherwise a near fine example and uncommon in such nice condition. A superior copy.

$1332.20

THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE. An episode of Frontier War
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THE STORY OF THE MALAKAND FIELD FORCE. An episode of Frontier War

By CHURCHILL. WINSTON L. SPENCER

Longmans, Green, and Co. London. 1898. FIRST EDITION of Churchill's rare first book. 8vo. (7.7 x 5.3 inches). Later state with the errata slip at the front of the book and publishers adverts dated 3/98. Frontispiece portrait and 6 maps. One of the folding maps is frayed to the blank margin. A clean and tight copy in the original Publisher's green cloth binding with gilt lettering to the front board and spine. Black coated endpapers. Previous owners bookplate on the front pastedown endpaper. Cloth is rubbed to the edges and the corners are bumped. Inner hinges still firm and without any of the cracking often found. Overall a very good copy of this famous book. ------ Based on his exploits with the Malakand Field Force, led by Sir Bindon Blood, on the Northwest Frontier of India in 1897, as first reported by him in the Daily Telegraph. The publication was arranged by Churchill's cousin as he was still in India. ---- Cohen A1.1.a. Woods A1a.

$2331.35

THE THIRD VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN COOK. ----  ATLAS VOLUME ONLY. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere
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THE THIRD VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN COOK. ---- ATLAS VOLUME ONLY. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean. Undertaken, by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere

By COOK. Captain JAMES. ; HAWKESWORTH. JOHN

Nicol and Cadell. London. 1785. ATLAS VOLUME ONLY, FOR Cook's THIRD VOYAGE. Elephant folio. (22.5 x 16.5 inches). Total of 62 engraved plates and charts in folio volume. ----- Lacking the two fold out plates but includes the scarce 'The death of Captain Cook' plate, published separately in 1785, the figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi, R.A, the landscape by W. Byrne, after the painting by J. Webber. Copper engraving Published by Byrne and Webber in London on 1st July 1785. ---- Generally clean and bright pages with strong dark impressions of the plates. Modern half blue calf. Spine with raised bands, the compartment ruled and decorated in gilt. Black title label, gilt. Marbled paper on boards.

$6661.00

STORIES FROM RUSSIA, SIBERIA, POLAND, AND CIRCASSIA. Beautifully illustrated.
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STORIES FROM RUSSIA, SIBERIA, POLAND, AND CIRCASSIA. Beautifully illustrated.

By LEE. RUSSELL. Edits

T. Nelson and sons. London. 1853. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7 x 4.6 inches). Frontis, vignette on extra title page and four full page engraved plates, each with a tissue guard. Aside from a couple of small water marks to the frontis and title pages this is a bright copy in original publishers red cloth with elaborate blind stanped decoration to both boards and spine. Gilt lettering to the centre of the front board and the spine. Yellow coated endpapers. A hint of fading to the spine and mild mottling to the front board but overall a lovely copy.

$333.05

ZIMBABWE CONSTITUTION ACT. 1979. From the library of Mary Soames
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ZIMBABWE CONSTITUTION ACT. 1979. From the library of Mary Soames

By ZIMBABWE

NP. 1979. ACT OF PARLIAMENT FORMING THE CONSTITUTION OF ZIMBABWE. Folio. (13 x 8 inches). xi, 92, ii pp. A fine and bright copy in special presentation binding of full white vellum with title "Zimbabwe Constitutional Instruments. 1980" in gilt to front board. Housed in a blue cloth covered slip-case. A fine copy. With the posthumous ex libris bookplate of Winston Churchill's daughter, Mary Soames mounted onto the inner front board. --- Mary Soames husband, Christopher, served as the interim Governor of Southern Rhodesia from 1979 to 1980. As part of the Lancaster House Agreement, Soames administered Southern Rhodesia after it renounced its Unilateral Declaration of Independence and shepherded it to internationally recognised independence as Zimbabwe. From 1979 to 1981 he was Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords under Margaret Thatcher concurrent with his duties in Rhodesia.

$399.66

PALESTINE, OR THE HOLY LAND. From the earliest period to the present time. With a narrative of recent visits
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PALESTINE, OR THE HOLY LAND. From the earliest period to the present time. With a narrative of recent visits

By RUSSELL. The Right Rev. M

Thomas Nelson. London. 1851. NEW EDITION. Originally published in 1831. 8vo. (7.2 x 5 inches ). Illustrated with folding map, frontis, engraved title page an four other plates. In an attractive contemporary fine leather binding by E. Watson and with their ticket inside back cover. Full red morocco , Gilt titling and decoration to spine, both boards with extra gilt ruling and decoration, with blind central panel, board edges with gilt ruling. Gilt inner dentelles. All edges gilt, silk head and tailbands, original blue silk page marker. Some slight wear to head and foot of spine and board corners otherwise a delightful example. Previous owners bookplate on the front paste down endpaper.

$266.44

ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE WEST COAST OF COREA, AND THE GREAT LOO-CHOO ISLAND. With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. --- And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by H. J. Clifford, Esq.
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ACCOUNT OF A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE WEST COAST OF COREA, AND THE GREAT LOO-CHOO ISLAND. With an appendix, containing charts, and various hydrographical and scientific notices. --- And a Vocabulary of the Loo-Choo language by H. J. Clifford, Esq.

By HALL. CAPTAIN BASIL

John Murray. London. 1818. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (10.9 x 8.9 inches). xvi, 222, 130, 72pp of vocabulary and sentences etc. Illustrated with 5 maps and charts (2 folding), 8 hand-coloured aquatints, 1 aquatint (uncoloured), and 1 engraved plate. Small worm holes to the bottom corner of the margin of the last few pages and the first few pages a little creased but overall very good in recent full brown morocco leather binding. Spine with five raised bands. Compartments double box ruled, lettered and decorated in gilt. Single gilt ruled border to boards. Marbled endpapers.

$2664.40

BLACKBIRDING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Or, The first White Man on the Beach
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BLACKBIRDING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. Or, The first White Man on the Beach

By CHURCHWARD. W(illiam) . B(rown)

Swan Sonnenschein & Co. London. 1888. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.9 inches). 8 full page mono plates. A couple of the plates have small ink marks to the margins, not affecting the image at all. Overall a veyr good copy in publishers blue cloth with black and gilt illustration to the front board in between gilt lettering and black double ruled lines at the top and bottom. Spine illustrated and lettered in gilt. Yellow endpapers. Cloth is a bit rubbed and the spine is darkened, although the gilt still very visible. Overall a very good copy of this interesting book. Purports to be the reminiscences, noted down by the author, of an old negro at Apia, the first "white man", i.e. British subject, established in the group.

$233.14

LIFE OF THE AMIR DOST MOHAMMED KHAN OF KABUL. With his Political Proceedings towards the English, Russian, and Persian Governments, including the Victory and Disasters of the British Army in Afghanistan
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LIFE OF THE AMIR DOST MOHAMMED KHAN OF KABUL. With his Political Proceedings towards the English, Russian, and Persian Governments, including the Victory and Disasters of the British Army in Afghanistan

By LAL. MOHAN

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. London. 1846. FIRST EDITION. 2 VOLUMES. 8vo. (9.1 x 6 inches). 19 lithographic portraits, printed on India paper and mounted. Publisher's forest green fine combed cloth, title gilt to spines, blind panelling and central lozenge to the boards, mid-cream surface-paper endpapers. Very slightly rubbed, some off-setting from the plates, but overall a superb set in the original cloth. A remarkably well-preserved set of this highly desirable work. ----- Perhaps the key source for political and diplomatic background to the First Afghan War. Mohan Lal was "Bokhara" Burnes's most important intelligence operative, travelling extensively in Persia and Afghanistan and running a string of agents for the British. In 1841, as the situation in Kabul became critical, Lal tried to warn Burnes of the fact that he was the focus of rising discontent, but the Englishman foolishly believed that he would be able to talk his way out of the situation. Lal escaped the ensuing bloodbath, continuing to supply information from the Afghan capital. In 1844 he visited Scotland to return some papers to the Burnes family, the Montrose Review describing him then in glowing, if condescending, terms; "He is a very handsome man, of 28 years; and, when arrayed in the costly and gorgeous costume of his country, affords a favourable specimen of the Asiatic. But this is the least of his merits: his countenance beams with intelligence, and his intercourse with Europeans has enabled him to adapt himself, with perfect tact, to all their habits and modes of thinking, so that he can sustain with ease and propriety his part in any general conversation. We understand he has been urgently recalled to London …" He remained in London for some time, the present work being written there and dedicated with permission to Queen Victoria, but he never received the recognition from the British government that he felt he deserved. As a result of his service in Muslim countries, he had been excommunicated by the Kashmiri Pandit community, eventually converting to Islam, he died an isolated and embittered man in Delhi in 1877.

$4995.75

TRAFALGAR SQUARE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. (The Parish of St. Martin in the fields, Part III). Survey of London. Volume 18
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TRAFALGAR SQUARE AND NEIGHBOURHOOD. (The Parish of St. Martin in the fields, Part III). Survey of London. Volume 18

By GATOR. SIR GEORGE. -- GODFREY. WALTER H. Edit

London County Council. London. 1940. FIRST EDITION. 4to. (11.7 x 9.3 inches). One of only 700 copies printed, this being number 461. Illustrated with 1 colour plate before the text, over 200 photos and drawings on 110 mono plates, plus 44 illustrations in the text and 21 heraldic illustrations. xxii. 147 pp of text. A fine crisp copy in the scarce original buff paper dustwrapper, printed in dark blue. Aside from a couple of small closed tears, without loss, to the edge of the wrapper, both the book and wrapper look unread. A truly fine copy of this interesting work.

$199.83

VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK F. R. S.  By Royal Authority, Containing the Whole of His Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy Etc. With Memoirs of His Life, and Particulars Relative to His Unfortunate Death. Embellished with engravings
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VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOK F. R. S. By Royal Authority, Containing the Whole of His Discoveries in Geography, Navigation, Astronomy Etc. With Memoirs of His Life, and Particulars Relative to His Unfortunate Death. Embellished with engravings

By COOK. Capt. JAMES. ; Anderson. G. W. Abridges

J. Robins & Co. Albion Press. London. 1822. 4to. (11 x 8.7 inches). viii,799pp, + Directions to the Binder/ publishers advert leaf. Fourteen full page engravings, including a portrait frontis and the Death of Cook, plus 4 vignettes. Complete. Text printed in double column. Some page corners creased and page edges a bit browned but overall a very good copy. Bound in contemporary full brown calf boards with later (probably early twentieth century) re-spine of Burgundy calf with raised bands, each with gilt decorative roll. Compartments double ruled in gilt. Brown morocco label, gilt. Edges and corners bumped and rubbed. Spine with raised bands, ruled in blind. Red title label, ruled and lettered in gilt. Previous owners armorial bookplate on the front free endpaper. Overall a very good copy.

$999.15

A WALK THROUGH SOME OF THE WESTERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND
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A WALK THROUGH SOME OF THE WESTERN COUNTIES OF ENGLAND

By WARNER. Reverend. RICHARD. Of Bath

Printed by R. Cruttwell, Bath, and sold by G. G. and J. Robinson, London. 1800. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.7 x 5.5 inches). vi,222pp, 2pp author and publishers adverts. Illustrated with 2 full page sepia aquatints, 12 line maps and 5 fine woodcut vignettes within the text. A very good copy in contemporary half brown calf. Spine with gilt thick and thin ruled and piped lines and oval centre pieces. Red morocco label, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. Edges a bit rubbed and bumped and small amount of chipping to the edges of the label, not affecting the lettering, but generally a very good copy.

$199.83

A TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF SURREY. The geological section by Gideon Mantell
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A TOPOGRAPHICAL HISTORY OF SURREY. The geological section by Gideon Mantell

By BRAYLEY. EDWARD WEDLAKE

Robert Best Ede, Dorking. & Tilt and Bogue, London. 1841-48. FIRST EDITION. FIVE VOLUMES. Small 4to. (9.4 x 6.4 inches). Illustrated with 129 steel engravings throughout. Some minor foxing to a few pages otherwise a very good, bright set recently bound in half brown calf, spines with five raised bands. Red and green labels, gilt. Marbled paper on boards. All edges marbled. A Lovely set.

$599.49

ACROSS UNKNOWN SOUTH AMERICA
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ACROSS UNKNOWN SOUTH AMERICA

By SAVAGE - LANDOR. A. HENRY

Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1913. FIRST EDITION. 2 Large 8vo volumes. (10.2 x 8 inches). Illustrated with 2 maps, 8 colour plates and 260 illustrations from mono photographs by the Author. Some minor foxing to the blank reverse of the portrait frontis in volume one otherwise a bright and clean copy throughout. In the publishers dark blue cloth bindings with gilt lettering to the spines. Front panels with circular device in gilt, green, blue and silver with four illustrations alongside, all in gilt and within a shield border. In the rare original dustwrappers with dark blue lettering to spine and front panels with cut out holes on the front panels to show the circular emblem. Some very minor chipping to the edges of the wrapper for volume one, volume two's wrapper with a large thumb sized area of loss to the front panel and a little more chipping to the extremities. Overall a lovely tidy set of books kept in wonderful condition by the still very good original publishers dustwrappers.

$899.24

THE LETTERS OF T. E. LAWRENCE
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THE LETTERS OF T. E. LAWRENCE

By LAWRENCE. T. E.; Garnett. David. Edits

Jonathan Cape. London. 1938. FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.3 x 6.5 inches). Illustrated with 16 plates and 4 maps. A fine copy of the book in a very good original, price clipped, dustwrapper with just a few small chips and closed tears & a little rubbed to the extremities but still clean and bright.

$133.22

REVOLT IN THE DESERT
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REVOLT IN THE DESERT

By LAWRENCE. T. E

Jonathan Cape. London. 1927. FIRST TRADE EDITION. Large 8vo. (9.3 x 6.5 inches). Illustrated with 16 mono plates and a fold out map at the rear. Some minor offsetting to the endpapers otherwise a fine copy of the book in a very good original dustwrapper with price still intact. The red lettering to the spine has faded but is still readable and there is what looks like a light splash mark. Just a couple of small chips and closed tears and a little rubbing to the extremities but still generally a very good example of a 1920's wrapper. A nice copy of the first trade edition of Lawrence of Arabia's popularly successful abridgement of Seven Pillars of Wisdom, issued in order to clear his debts from the publication costs of the 1926 Limited Edition.

$233.14

WITH LAWRENCE IN ARABIA
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WITH LAWRENCE IN ARABIA

By THOMAS. LOWELL

Hutchinson & Co. London. No Date.(1924). FIRST U. K. EDITION. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.4 inches). Illustrated with portrait frontis and 64 other illustrations, mostly mono photographs. A very clean and bright copy throughout. Publishers red cloth with gilt rules and lettering to the spine. Edges just a little rubbed and bumped and the spine showing minor fading otherwise a superior copy of this uncommon First U. K Edition. O.Brien E012.

$333.05

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