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The Conquest of Fitzroy

By: Azema, M.A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1957

Seller ID: 001925


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


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. Chromolith... View more info

Nomades De Soleil

By: Brandt, Henry

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Editions Clairefontaine Lausanne: 1956

Seller ID: 001285


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


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, the... View more info

The Odyssey of an Orchid Hunter

By: Burdett, F.D.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1930

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003313


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 buria... 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


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 ... 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


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 paint... 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


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


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... View more info

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Mitford's Japan: The Memoirs and Recollections, 1866-1906, of Algernon Bertram Mitford, the First Lord Redesdale

By: Cortazzi, Hugh (ed.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Athlone Press: 1985

Seller ID: 005346


Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of the fashion designer, Hardy Amies, and is inscribed to Hardy Amies on the half-title. A further previous owners name is neatly written on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 270pp. 7 b/w plates. Algernon Bertram Mitford, the 1st Lord Redesdale, left in his papers and published memoirs some of ... View more info

Rambles in Old Exeter

By: Cresswell, Beatrix F.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Exeter, James G.Commin: 1927

Seller ID: 001276


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

In Bucks

By: Eland, G.

Price: £16.00

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

Seller ID: 002597


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 bord... View more info

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On the Eaves of the World, Vol I Only

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co.: 1926

Seller ID: 004740


NB: Vol.I only. Second impression. Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with some bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Some damp mottling (not severe) to fore-edge of front and rear covers. The half-title has previously been loose and is laid in with old sellotape. Binding cracked in a couple of places internally. Inscription to previous owner dated March 28 1934 on reverse of half-title. ... View more info

A Residence Among the Chinese; Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea. Being a narrative of Scenes and Adventure During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856

By: Fortune, Robert

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003325


Dark brown pebbled cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair to good, with light rubbing and shelfwear to covers. Binding sound apart from being cracked in a couple of places internally. Some pages unopened at top. Front pastedown has a bookplate bearing the name Balbirnie, with the motto "Virtus ad aethera tendit". Some light water damage to the inner edges of some of the text and plates. Light cockling to text throughout. 440pp. 22 b/w illustrations i... View more info

The Voiage and Travaile of Sir John Maundevile, Kt., Which Treateth of the Way to Hierusalem; and of Marvayles of Inde, with Other Ilands and Countryes. Reprinted from the Edition of 1725

By: Halliwell, J.O. (intro.)

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, Reeves and Turner: 1883

Seller ID: 001742


Dark green cloth with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair to good, covers and spine generally lightly rubbed and bumped, some foxing to endpapers. Binding sound. Previous owners name on reverse of fep. Very light browning to text. 326pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Survey of the Anglo-egyptian Sudan

By: Henderson, K.D.D.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1946

Seller ID: 003116


Light green cloth with titles in black on front cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions.Dustjacket condition: Fair, generally lightly soiled and shelfworn with small chips missing to head and tail of spine. Price-clipped. 59pp. B/w frontispiece map of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan plus map to rear of the Sudan and its neighbours. Several b/w plates. A survey of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan from the time of the government set ... View more info

Trekking in the Himalayas

By: Iozawa, Tomoya

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, Springfield Books Ltd.: 1984

Seller ID: 003290


Softcover. Rectangular octavo. Condition: Very good, with light shelfwear to covers. Binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. 208pp. Profusely illustrated in colour and b/w. Originally published in Japanese, this edition in English, translated by Michiko and David Kornhauser, was published in 1984. Includes detailed chapters and plans on the Himalayas (Western, Eastern and Nepal) and basic information on the planning and preparation for trekking. 8vo - over 7¾" -... View more info

Travels in Greece

By: Kazantzakis, Nikos

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Oxford, Bruno Cassirer: 1966

Seller ID: 005658


Yellow cloth with title in black on spine. Condition: Good, with some light foxing to cover cloth, endpapers and fore-edge of text-block. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair to good, generally lightly shelfworn with some light speckles of soiling to front cover. Not price-clipped. 190pp. Illustrated with several b/w photographic plates taken by Alexander Artemakis. View more info

Popular Map Reading

By: Laborde, E.B.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge at the University Press: 1928

Seller ID: 002076


Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and sunning to spine. Light browning to endpapers, and very light browning to text throughout. Binding sound, no marks or inscriptions. 118pp. 57 b/w diagrams and seven maps including one colour folding map at rear. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

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A Tour to Alet and La Grande Chartreuse (Vols I and II

By: Lancelot, Dome Claude

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cornhill, London, J and A Arch: 1816

Seller ID: 005304


NB; The binder has muddled the first few pages of each volume, i.e. Vol I contains the title page and first contents page of Vol II, then the text of Vol I (spine states Vol II), Vol II contains the title page of Vol I then the second contents page of Vol II, then the text of Vol II (spine states Vol I). Second edition. The full title reads: A tour to Alet and La Grande Chartreuse, by Dom Claude Lancelot, author of the Port Royal Grammars; with some account of the monast... View more info