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The Conquest of Fitzroy

By: Azema, M.A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1957

Seller ID: 001925

Condition: Good


Blue hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, binding sound, some browning to endpapers. No inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Poor, several chips and tears with rubbing and soiling. Not price-clipped. 237pp. 19 b/w photographic illustrations. This is the account of the successful attempt by a French expedition led by Dr.Azema to reach the summit of Mount Fitzroy in the Patagonian Andes in February, 1952. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Winter & Spring on the Shores of the Mediterranean: Or, the Riviera, Mentone, Italy, Corsica, Sicily, Algeria, Spain, and Biarritz, as Winter Climates

By: Bennet, J.Henry

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, John Churchill & Sons: 1870

Seller ID: 002849

Condition: Fair


Fourth edition. Dark green pebbled cloth, with titles in gilt on front cover and spine, and image in gilt of a swallow below the titles on the front cover. Condition: Fair to good, covers and spine are generally shelfworn with light bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Light foxing and soiling to endpapers. Previous owners name on half-title, with pencil note on blank facing page. Binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. 621pp. Chromolithographed frontispiece, with six fold-out chromolithographed maps, eleven b/w engraved plates, and one folding geological tabl... View more info

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Caravans of the Old Sahara: An introduction to the history of the Western Sudan

By: Bovil, E.W.

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, International Institute of African Languages & Cultures by Oxford University Press: 1933

Seller ID: 006045

Condition: Good


Dark navy cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light foxing to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions.300pp. Several b/w maps within text, including the principal caravan routes of the 19th c. The importance to Christian Europe of the trade which it so long carried on with the Muhammadan states of North Africa has always been accepted, but the extent of its dependence on the desert caravan traffic with the negroid peoples of the Western Sudan has been little recognised. The trans-Saharan trade wove ties of blood and culture between the peoples north and south of the dese... View more info

Nomades De Soleil

By: Brandt, Henry

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Editions Clairefontaine Lausanne: 1956

Seller ID: 001285

Condition: Good


Bright yellow cloth with titles in black on cover and spine. Condition: Good, light sunning around cover edges, binding sound. Inscription to previous owner on fep. Text clean, no marks or inscriptions. Dustjacket condiiton: Good, with light shelfwear, protected by clear plastic sleeve. 149pp. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs. Chronicles the lives of nomadic tribesmen in Africa. NB: Text is in French. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Life on the Lagoons

By: Brown, Horatio F.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Rivington, Percival & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 002736

Condition: Fair


Second edition, revised. Dark green cloth, with titles in gilt on spine. Pages untrimmed. Condition: Fair, covers are lightly shelfworn, with bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Previous owners name on fep and half-title. Binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. Light browning to page edges. 297pp. plus publishers list. 21 b/w (mostly photographic) illustrations including tissue-guarded frontispiece. Includes chapters on the lagoons, their nature and history, gondolas, sails and sail-making, traghetti, home life, floods in the city, and processions. Size: 12mo... View more info

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Where Giants Trod: The Saga of Kenya's Desert Lake

By: Brown, Monty

Price: £30.00

Publisher: london, Quiller Press: 1989

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006164

ISBN: 1870948254

Condition: Very Good


Light blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound. Inscribed by the author to Elspeth Huxley on the half-title. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Dusjtacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and some creasing to top edge of front cover of jacket.The book chronicles the story of Kenya's northern desert region, including its prehistory, indigenous tribes and a narrative of the white man's efforts to administer the land up to the year 1920. The core of the book is the section that deals with the 13 expeditions to explore Lake Rudolf (Tur... View more info

The Odyssey of an Orchid Hunter

By: Burdett, F.D.

Price: £39.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1930

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003313

Condition: Good


Edited and annotated by Percy J.King. Green cloth with titles in black on front cover and spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and some bumping and rubbing to cloth at head and tail of spine. Light foxing to endpapers, and occasionally within text. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 317pp. 16 photographic sepia plates (inc.frontispiece). Includes chapters on the Igorote head-hunters of Luzon, the pygmy negritos of north-east Luzon and the burial grounds of the lost races of Camiguin. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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On Horseback through Asia Minor

By: Burnaby, Captan Fred

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Sampson Low, Marston & Co.: 1898

Seller ID: 006364

Condition: Good


New edition. Maroon hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with some light bumping to cover corners (slightly more so to lower right corner of front cover) and head and tail of spine. Binding sound. Small strip of base of frontispiece portrait has become attached to base of title page. Faint browning to text throughout. 364pp. One b/w plate illustrating map of Captain Burnaby's route and b/w photographic frontispiece. View more info

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The Road to Oxiana

By: Byron, Robert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, John Lehmann: 1950

Seller ID: 004921

Condition: Fair


First published in 1937, this edition first published in 1950. Red cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with rubbing to spine. Small water splashmark to top of rear cover which has caused a small area of bleeding from the red cloth through to the top of the rear endpapers. Not affecting text internally in any way. Previous owners name on half-title. Light browning to endpapers. 292pp. 12 b/w photographic plates. Good reading copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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C.C.Wang - Landscape Paintings

By: Cahill, James (intro.)

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Seattle and London, Hsi An T'ang Distributed By University of Washington Press: 1986

Seller ID: 003981

ISBN: 0295964723

Condition: Fine


Softcover. Grey card covers with title in silver on front cover and spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with a hint of shelfwear. 91pp. Many colour illustrations.The book includes a foreword by C.C.Wang (1907-2003), an artist and collector originally from China, but based in New York for much of his career, essays by James Cahill on Wangs' oeuvre and by Lynn King on Chinese seals and their place in Chinese painting. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall View more info

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In Patagonia

By: Chatwin, Bruce

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1978

Seller ID: 006362

ISBN: 0224014196

Condition: Very Good


First published in 1977, this is the 1978 reprint. Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound. Light foxing to fore-edge of textblock. Inscription to previous owner on reverse of front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 204pp. 8 b/w plates. View more info

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Extreme Oriental Mixture

By: Collins, Gilbert

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co.Ltd.: 1925

Seller ID: 006213

Condition: Fair


Orange cloth with title in black on spine and front cover. Condition: Fair to good, covers have general shelfwear with sunning to spine. Front inner joint beginning to crack but holding firmly. Light foxing to endpapers. Occasional light foxing within book. The title page has the date 1925 written in ink under the publishers' details. 266pp. 20 b/w photographic plates plus frontispiece. This book is a companion volume to the authors previous book entitled "Far Eastern Jaunts". The book consists of a series of stories based in or around Peking which illustrate a lighter side to Chinese society. View more info

Winchelsea: One of the Ancient Towns of the Cinque Ports

By: Cooper, William Durrant

Price: £12.00

Publisher: East Sussex County Library: 1986

Seller ID: 001796

ISBN: 0861470613

Condition: Very Good


Republication of the book originally published by John Russell Smith, London, and Henry Osborne, Hastings, in 1850. Brown hardcover with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, binding sound, text clean, no marks or inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally lightly soiled and shelfworn. 264pp. Folding map of Winchelsea facing title page, and folding b/w plate in the centre of the book depicting the memorial of Gervase Alard. View more info

Descriptive Guide of Mont Saint-Michel

By: Corroyer, Edouard

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Paris, Ducher et Cie.: 1883

Seller ID: 001527

Condition: Good


Dark green cloth, the borders of the front cover delineated in gilt, with titles and the heraldic emblem of the abbey also in gilt on the front cover. Yellow endpapers. All edges of textblock are red. Condition: Good, although covers are in a fair condition being generally lightly rubbed and shelfworn, with bumping to covers and spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 158pp. 61 b/w illustrations, including two folding illustrations, one of which (Fig 37, showing the North front of the Merveille) has in the past not been folded back quite correctly causing a small section of the base to be rubbe... View more info

Rambles in Old Exeter

By: Cresswell, Beatrix F.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Exeter, James G.Commin: 1927

Seller ID: 001276

Condition: Good


Olive green cloth with titles in black on spine. Condition: Good, spine and corners lightly bumped. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Some browning to endpapers, and general light foxing throughout. 123pp. "Not a history of Exeter, or a guide book, it represents the wanderings of one familiar with an old city, and loving it." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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The Age of Kali: Indian Travels & Encounters

By: Dalrymple, William

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006124

ISBN: 0002555107

Condition: Fine


Blue hardcover with title in silver on spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with just a hint of shelfwear to dustjacket. Not price-clipped. 385pp. A really bright fresh copy. This book is the distillation of ten years of travelling around India, from the fortresses of the drug barons of the North-West frontier to the jungle lairs of the Tamil Tigers. View more info

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Out in the Blue

By: De Watteville, Vivienne

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Methuen: 1927

Seller ID: 006044

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Some foxing to textblock edges, endpapers, and on several occasions within text.254pp. plus publishers list. Folding map of Tanganyika territory to rear. Many b/w photographic illustrations. This book tells a story of hunting not so much for the purpose of sport but as for the object of making a collection of African fauna for the Berne Museum. It describes well the character of the country and the amazing variety of its wild life. View more info

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Kenya Mountain

By: Dutton, E.A.T.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1930

Seller ID: 006060

Condition: Good


First published in 1929, this is the new edition, published in 1930.Blue buckram, with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Good, although the covers are faded and sunned, particularly to the spine and cover edges. Some "bubbling" to cloth around the spine, not from damp but difficult to determine the cause.Light foxing to endpapers. Front endpaper bears the name G.Huxley (Gervas Huxley, husband of the writer on Africa, Elspeth Huxley), and the date 1933. Binding sound, text clean. 218pp. 55 illustrations, plus frontispiece. 3 sketch maps plus a folding general map of Mount Kenya... View more info

In Bucks

By: Eland, G.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Aylesbury, G.T.de Fraine & Co. Ltd.: 1923

Seller ID: 002597

Condition: Good


Grey paper covered boards with buff colour linen spine. Titles in black on front cover and spine together with an image of a sickle in black on front cover. Condition: Good, covers are lightly soiled and shelfworn and sunned around edges. Browning to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Text lightly sunned around edges. Occasional finger print marking/soiling to a couple of pages. The folding map of the county facing title page has a half-inch rip (outside the border of the map) where it is fixed to the page. 129pp. plus index. 12 b/w plates. Includes chapters on old cottages, dove-cots,... View more info

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A Time of Gifts

By: Fermor, Patrick Leigh

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1984

Seller ID: 006177

ISBN: 0719533481

Condition: Very Good


Published in 1984, this is the fourth printing of the 1977 first edition. Blue hardcover with an image of a flying goose in gilt on front cover and title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light sunning to spine. Not price-clipped. 291pp. View more info