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PICTURESQUE PALESTINE SINAI AND EGYPT.

by WILSON. Colonel Sir CHARLES

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J. S. Virtue and Co. Limited. London. - No date. circa 1880. FOUR VOLUMES. Large 4to. (12.8 x 10.2 inches). Fully illustrated throughout with 44 fine full page steel plates, including two maps. Several hundred wood engravings thoughout, some full page and some amongst the text. Finely bound in twentieth century half tan Morocco bindings. Spines with raised bands.… Read more
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SHAMROCK LEAVES. Or, Tales and sketches of Ireland

by HOARE. MRS. (Mary Anne)

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J. M'Glashan. Dublin. -- Partridge & Oakey. London. 1851. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (6.6 x 4.3 inches). 237pp, 2pp of publishers adverts. Illustrated with a colour frontis, vignette on extra title page and four full page plates, all in aquatint, printed by Monkhouse of York. Text printed by John O'Brien, Cork. Publishers red morocco grained cloth with elaborate gilt decoration… Read more
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image of AN INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE TRAVELS OF JAMES BRUCE, Esq. Into Abyssinia, to discover the source of the Nile. Abridged from the original work.

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London. Printed for the Editor, and sold by all the booksellers in town and country. 1790. SECOND EDITION. 12mo. (7.3 x 4.5 inches). ix, 373pp. Bound without the half tile. Some minor browning but overall a very good copy in recent half brown calf binding. Spine with five raised bands, gilt. Red title label, Gilt. Marbled paper on boards.
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image of SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. Volume 1. Being the journals of Captain Scott. -- Volume 2. Being the reports of the journeys_the scientific work undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the surviving members of the expedition. Arranged by Leonard Huxley. With a preface by Sir Clements R. Markham

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John Murray. London. 1935. REPRINT OF CHEAP EDITION. Two 8vo volumes. (8 x 5.5 inches). Illustrated with 8 full page mono plates, from photographs taken by Herbert G. Ponting, and two large folding maps. A fine and clean set throughout. Publishers blue cloth with gilt lettering and ruling to spines. In the original grey dustwrappers, the lettering printed in… Read more
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image of MEMORIAL OF THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK ON OCEAN STEAM NAVIGATION. January, 1864. -- To the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States. Prepared by John Austin Stevens, Jr., Secretary, under the direction of the Committee on Ocean steam navigation

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John W. Amerman. New York. 1864. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.9 x 5.8 inches). 80pp. Large fold out map of the main steam ship lines of the world with the proposed American lines, at the rear. Tan paper wraps, printed in black. Circular blind stamp of Bibliotheque de Deep sea salvage on the title page. Front cover has 'Editor of… Read more
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TROPICAL NATURE. And Other Essays

by WALLACE. ALFRED RUSSEL

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1878
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Macmillan and Co. London. 1878. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xvi, 352pp, 1pp publisher adverts. A bright and clean copy in the publishers dark green cloth binding. Black ruled lines to the top and bottom of spine and both boards. Spine lettered in gilt. Dark brown coated endpapers. Inner front hinge is a little cracked but still firm. Overall a superior… Read more
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image of An Authentic Account of an Embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China. Including Cursory Observations made, and Information obtained, in travelling through that Ancient Empire, and a small part of Chinese Tartary.

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Printed by W. Bulmer & Co. for G. Nicol. London. 1797. FIRST EDITION. Three volumes. - 2 quarto text volumes (12 x 9.4 inches), and a folio atlas of plates (16.6 x 12.3 inches). Text volumes in contemporary full brown calf boards with decorative gilt borders. Re-spined in recent brown calf with raised bands, the compartments ruled in… Read more
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THE SAYINGS OF CONFUCIUS.

by CONFUCIUS. (Lyall. Leonard A. Translates)

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Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1909. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (8.8 x 6 inches). A fine, bright copy. Finely bound by Bumpus in early full brown calf. Triple gilt ruled borders on boards. Spine with raised bands, the compartments double ruled in gilt. Green morocco label, gilt. Double gilt ruled lines to the board edges and to the turn ins… Read more
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THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCHES IN MORTLAKE AND EAST SHEEN.

by YEANDLE. W. H. and WATTS. W. W

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R. W. Simpson and Co., Ltd. Richmond & Barnes. 1925. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.2 x 4.9 inches). viii, 86pp. Illustrated with frontis and 14 smaller engraved and photo illustrations in the text, a mixture of views, portraits and plans. Original publishers brown paper wraps with dark green lettering and design to front cover. The covers have one small crease… Read more
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OXFORD. As it was and as it is today

by HOBHOUSE. CHRISTOPHER

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B. T. Batsford, Ltd. London. 1941. SECOND EDITION, originally published in 1939. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.7 inches). Illustrated with colour frontis, decorative title page and 137 mono photo plates. Both sets of original map endpapers bound in at the rear. Bound in early half dark blue Morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, compartments lettered in gilt. Marbled paper… Read more
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CAMBRIDGE. As it was and as it is today

by STEEGMAN. JOHN

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B. T. Batsford, Ltd. London. 1941. SECOND EDITION, originally published in 1940. 8vo. (8.3 x 5.6 inches). Illustrated with colour frontis, decorative title page and 129 mono photo plates. Both sets of original map endpapers bound in at the rear. Bound in early half dark blue Morocco leather. Spine with five raised bands, compartments lettered in gilt. Marbled paper… Read more
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MY AFRICAN JOURNEY.

by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. S

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Hodder & Stoughton. London. 1908. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (7.5 x 5.4 inches). Illustrated with 61 illustrations from photographs by the Author and Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon Wilson, and three maps. 16pp of publishers adverts at end. A few pages with some mild foxing but overall a very good copy bound in recent full red morocco leather binding. Spine with raised bands,… Read more
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R. Ackermann. London. 1822. SIX ISSUES BOUND TOGETHER. 8vo. (9.8 x 6.3 inches). Complete with a mono illustrated main title page and a total of 37 full page plates, 31 of them hand coloured. A couple of pages with offsetting from the aquatint plate opposite, otherwise a very good clean set in contemporary tan calf boards with decorative and… Read more
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SOUTH. The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917

by SHACKLETON. SIR ERNEST

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1919
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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… Read more
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SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. A Triumph.

by LAWRENCE. T. E

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

by CHURCHILL. WINSTON. SPENCER

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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… Read more
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THE LAWLESS ROADS. A Mexican Journey

by GREENE. GRAHAM

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

by CHURCHILL. WINSTON L. SPENCER

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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… Read more
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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… Read more
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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… Read more
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