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  1. Street Games of North Shields Children.
    KING, Madge & Robert (ed.) Street Games of North Shields Children.

    Tynemouth : 1926

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by Robert King on the front free endpaper, "For F. R. Griffin. With kind regards from Robert King". This is one of only 120 copies published. Learn More
    £275.00

    Stock Code: 124976

  2. With Horses in India.
    PUAR, H. H. Sir Udaji Rao, Maharaja of Dhar. With Horses in India.

    Bombay : 1918

    First edition, first impression. Uncommon, Library Hub records the BL copy only, WorldCat adds California State Polytechnic University, Sul Ross State University, Texas. This copy inscribed; "With kind remembrances The Hon'ble To Lieut. Col Denys Brooke Blakeway C.I.E. Agent to the Governor General in Central India, Dhar, C.B. 12.12.1921". "The first... Learn More
    £695.00

    Stock Code: 124863

  3. The American Farmer's Instructor,
    WIGGINS, Francis S. The American Farmer's Instructor,

    Philadelphia : 1840

    First edition of this guide to farming by Francis S. Wiggins (d.1840), the editor of the Farmer's Cabinet, an American agricultural periodical.

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    £425.00

    Stock Code: 124630

  4. Karate Is a Thing of the Spirit.
    CREWS, Harry. Karate Is a Thing of the Spirit.

    New York : 1971

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author to Sean Penn and Madonna on the title page, "For Sean and Madonna - In many ways this is the one closest to my heart. All best, Harry Crews". Crews and Sean Penn were good friends, having met when Penn bought the film rights to The Knockout Artist. Crews later played a minor role in Penn's 1991... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 124370

  5. Orion.
    McMULLEN, Richard Turrell. Orion.

    London : 1878

    First edition. Richard Turrell McMullen (1830-1891) was a middle-class yachtsman who cared nothing for yachting society and espoused a code of self-reliance aboard boats. "On 13 July 1877 McMullen sailed in Orion from Greenhythe, Kent, for the coast of France with a crew of two paid hands. He was in poor health and needed sea air. The crewmen, who proved... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 123891

  6. How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon-Vivant's Companion,
    THOMAS, Jerry. How to Mix Drinks, or the Bon-Vivant's Companion,

    New York : 1862

    First edition of the first ever guide to mixed drinks, this copy in a later state with the "How-To Mix Drinks, or The Bon-Vivant's Companion" title page and 2.50 price to the front board.

    Showcasing "the first legitimate American culinary art the first uniquely American cultural product to catch the world's imagination" (Wondrich, p. 11), Thomas's... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 122888

  7. The English Bowman, or Tracts on Archery:
    ROBERTS, Thomas. The English Bowman, or Tracts on Archery:

    London : 1801

    First edition of one of the earliest standard works on the history of archery, complete with a glossary of common terms and phrases. The elaborate dedication page is addressed to the patrons and members of the Toxophilite Society, the oldest and most influential English archery club, as well as "all other Societies of Archers in Great Britain and Ireland".... Learn More
    £625.00

    Stock Code: 122152

  8. Life of an American Workman.
    CHRYSLER, Walter P., & Boyden Sparkes. Life of an American Workman.

    New York : 1937

    First and limited edition, number 64 of 500 copies privately printed, presentation copy inscribed by the author, "To W. S. S. Rodgers with my friendship and affection 1/19/38 W. P. Chrysler", on the first blank leaf. The book's foreword describes the printing of this edition, designed as a Christmas remembrance for the Chrysler family to distribute... Learn More
    £975.00

    Stock Code: 122166

  9. Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.
    BUTLER, Herbert J. Motor Bodywork; the Design and Construction of Private, Commercial and Passenger Types.

    London : 1924

    First edition, first impression, of the most comprehensive contemporary book on the subject, with a preface by Sir Herbert Austin. The 30 chapters cover open bodies, racing and sporting bodies, cape hoods, closed bodies, bodies with folding heads, shooting and luggage breaks and protected phaetons, seat fittings, windscreens, private bodywork, materials,... Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 122003

  10. Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier.
    INGLIS, James. Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier.

    London : 1878

    First edition. Inglis (1845-1908) was the son of a Scottish clergyman. "In 1866 he went to India at the instigation of his brother Alexander, a Calcutta tea merchant, and became an indigo planter in Bihar and the North-West Provinces. He revelled in tiger shooting and pigsticking, and published sporting verses, Tirhoot Rhymes (Calcutta, 1873), under... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 121134

  11. A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine.
    SPEECHLY, William A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine.

    York : 1790

    First edition. William Speechly (c.1740-1821) was gardener to the third Duke of Portland at his Welbeck Abbey estate in Nottinghamshire. Encouraged by the duke Speechly started writing down and publishing his knowledge and experience in gardening; in 1776 he had contributed to Alexander Hunter's edition of Evelyn's Silva, which was shortly followed... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 120229

  12. GOAT - Greatest of All Time: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali.
    ALI, Muhammad - KOONS, Jeff. GOAT - Greatest of All Time: A Tribute to Muhammad Ali.

    Cologne : 2001

    First edition, Champ's edition. Limited to 1,000 copies signed by Muhammad Ali and Jeff Koons, with the four silver gelatin prints signed by Muhammad Ali and the photographer Howard L. Bingham. The book is part of a multiple sculpture titled Radial Champs by Jeff Koons, measuring 175 x 170 cm which also comprises two inflatables and a stool. Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 120276

  13. Hunting the Elephant in Africa and Other Recollections of Thirteen Years' Wanderings.
    ROOSEVELT, Theodore (intro.); STIGAND, Chauncey Hugh. Hunting the Elephant in Africa and Other Recollections of Thirteen Years' Wanderings.

    New York : 1913

    First US edition of this "preeminent elephant hunting title" (Czech), a lovely copy, from the collection of American polar explorer Lincoln Ellsworth (1880-1951), leader of the first trans-Arctic and trans-Antarctic aerial crossings, with his bookplate to the front pastedown. Stigand (1877-1919) was commissioned into the Royal West Kent Regiment in... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 119287

  14. Big Game Shooting in India, Burma, and Somāliland.
    STOCKLEY, Vesey M. Big Game Shooting in India, Burma, and Somāliland.

    London : 1913

    First edition, increasingly scarce in commerce. Stockley was an officer in the Indian Army (16th Bengal Lancers) from 1874 to 1912, serving at Tel el Kebir and in the occupation of Cairo during the Anglo-Egyptian War, and later seeing action during the Boxer Rebellion; in the Great War he commanded the Tyneside Irish, then the Second Tyneside Scottish.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 119302

  15. Letters on the Management of Hounds.
    HORLOCK, K. W. SCRUTATOR. Letters on the Management of Hounds.

    London : 1852

    First edition. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 118710

  16. Salmon Fishing.
    TAVERNER, Eric. Salmon Fishing.

    London : 1931

    First and limited edition, number 62 of 375 copies signed by the author, with a collection of fishing ties at the rear, as issued. A superbly produced volume from the authoritative Lonsdale Library series. Taverner's works are seen in the fishing community as authoritative guides and a number of revised editions have been published. Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 118735

  17. The Dessert Book.
    COOKERY - A Boston Lady. The Dessert Book.

    Boston : 1872

    First edition. This cookery book, designed for a mass audience using products readily available, notably features a section on chocolate and its uses as a beverage. This work provides a useful insight into the practice of sellers adulterating chocolate "with a variety of starch grain items" to meet ever-increasing demand. The author cautions readers... Learn More
    £400.00

    Stock Code: 118484

  18. A Treatise of Fruit-Trees.
    HITT, Thomas. A Treatise of Fruit-Trees.

    London : 1755

    First edition of this early work on fruit growing and arboriculture from a notable 18th-century professional gardener for private estates. Hitt (d. 1770) completed his apprenticeship in the gardens of Belvoir Castle during the time of John Manners, second Duke of Rutland. Soon after he became the gardener of Bloxholm Hall in Lincolnshire, home to Lord... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 117679

  19. Starboard and Port:
    HEPWORTH, George Hughes. Starboard and Port:

    New York : 1876

    First edition. "The story of a summer cruise from Boston to Gaspé and back by way of the Isle of Shoals, Halifax, Country Harbor, the Gut of Canso, Port Hood, the north coast of Prince Edward Island and the Percé The author, a preacher, discusses the poor quality of American yachts and many other topics. There are very full descriptive and historical... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 117094

  20. A Short Treatise on Horticulture.
    PRINCE, William. A Short Treatise on Horticulture.

    New York : 1828

    First and sole edition. Despite Prince's objective being to simply "give a few brief remarks as to the Culture of Fruit Trees, &c. by throwing together some of the leading rules, whose adoption has proved most successful" (Preface), A Short Treatise on Horticulture was immensely popular and influential, becoming one of the most important early American... Learn More
    £1,125.00

    Stock Code: 116896

  21. Weingroßhandlung Carl Wiewels Trier seit 1847.
    WINE. Weingroßhandlung Carl Wiewels Trier seit 1847.

    Trier : [1846-1948]

    A unique collection of papers and photographs documenting the history of a family-owned German wine business across two centuries. Beginning with a photograph of Ernst Ferdinand Cronenbold, who founded the company in 1847, this extensively illustrated scrapbook charts the growth of what would later become known as Carl Wiewels, a wholesale wine merchants... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 116915

  22. Morse's Garden Guide for 1911.
    MORSE, Lester. Morse's Garden Guide for 1911.

    San Francisco : 1911

    First edition, first printing. A rare and profusely illustrated seed catalogue, this edition presents the stock of C. C. Morse & Company which was founded by Charles Copeland Morse, the "American Seed King". The company were particularly renowned for their "Sweet Pea Workshop", which developed new varieties for sale each season. Their three newest creations,... Learn More
    £200.00

    Stock Code: 116832

  23. Driving.
    WARE, Francis M. Driving.

    London : 1904

    First UK edition, first impression; originally published the previous year in the US. The book covers every aspect of driving teams of horses and horse-driven carriages. Ware wrote a number of well-regarded works on horses drawing on his "lifelong experience in the hey-day of the harness horse". Learn More
    £185.00

    Stock Code: 116693

  24. The Gardeners Dictionary:
    MILLER, Philip. The Gardeners Dictionary:

    London : 1735

    First octavo edition, an abridgment of the first comprehensive dictionary of gardening. Philip Miller (1691-1771) was the most distinguished and influential British gardener of the 18th century. His dictionary is a noteworthy milestone in the great sequence of encyclopaedias and dictionaries of that era, fit to rank with John Harris's Lexicon Technicum... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 116084

  25. Over the Black Coffee.
    GRAY, Arthur. Over the Black Coffee.

    New York : 1902

    First edition, first printing, a scarce book in the rare dust jacket; an appealing compilation of coffee-related anecdotes and encomia. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 115380

  26. A History of Garden Art.
    GOTHEIN, Marie Louise. A History of Garden Art.

    London : 1928

    First edition in English, originally published in German in 1913. With a superb provenance: from the library of the artist Walter Beck (1864-1954), with his delightful "Singing Trees" bookplates (designed by him and wood-engraved by T. Cole) and captioned "Innisfree" after his celebrated gardens at Millbrook, New York; both volumes - but particularly... Learn More
    £3,500.00

    Stock Code: 114828

  27. Fragments on the theory and practice of Landscape Gardening.
    REPTON, Humphry. Fragments on the theory and practice of Landscape Gardening.

    London : 1816

    First edition of Repton's last treatise on landscape gardening, written together with his son. Fragments is illustrated in the familiar Repton manner, with overslips used to show the changed landscape before and after Repton's improvements. He was by now famous, mentioned for example in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park (1814) as the generic name of all... Learn More
    £22,500.00

    Stock Code: 114884

  28. Administrator's Sale. Personal Property! Belonging to the Estate of B. Smith deceased, on the premises near Uniontown, Saturday, December 16, [18]'65.
    NORTH CALIFORNIA: WINE. ESTATE SALE. Administrator's Sale. Personal Property! Belonging to the Estate of B. Smith deceased, on the premises near Uniontown, Saturday, December 16, [18]'65.

    [Placerville, CA?] : 1865

    A rare example of California advertising: a highly attractive broadside, announcing the estate sale of one B. Smith, probably Benjamin Smith, the owner of a store in the mining town of Marshall, later named Uniontown and today called Lotus, in Eldorado County, California.

    The sale was organised by the administrator of the estate, F. A. Hornblower,... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 114817

  29. Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c.
    ROYAL BATH AND WEST OF ENGLAND SOCIETY. Letters and Papers on Agriculture, Planting, &c.

    Bath : 1780

    First edition of the first significant publication of the Royal Bath and West of England Society, published three years after the society was founded. From the library of natural history collector William Constable (1721-1791), whose Cabinet of Curiosities was donated to Hull City Museums in the 1960s, with his armorial bookplate to the front pastedown.... Learn More
    £700.00

    Stock Code: 114554

  30. A Practical Treatise of Husbandry:
    DUHAMEL DU MONCEAU, Henri-Louis. A Practical Treatise of Husbandry:

    London : 1759

    First edition in English. The first part of Duhamel du Monceau's treatise was published in France in 1750 as Traité de la culture des terres; five other parts followed, the last one published in 1760. Quesnay's entry on agriculture, which appeared in the first volume of the Encyclopédie in 1751, was influenced by the work of Duhamel du Monceau. The... Learn More
    £550.00

    Stock Code: 114569

  31. Old English Drinking Glasses:
    FRANCIS, Grant R. Old English Drinking Glasses:

    London : 1926

    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon and important monograph. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 114647

  32. My Life Story.
    LOUIS, Joe. My Life Story.

    New York : 1947

    First edition, this one of the copies with a leaf signed by Louis tipped in after the half-title. Life of the "Brown Bomber", perhaps the boxer with the best claim to have been the greatest of all time, and certainly rated by the International Boxing Research Organization as the greatest heavyweight. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 113550

  33. Lose Blätter, enthaltend Fingerzeige für Schifffahrttreibende, gesammelt von F.B.
    SHIPPING - B., F. Lose Blätter, enthaltend Fingerzeige für Schifffahrttreibende, gesammelt von F.B.

    Vegesack : 1863

    Rare first edition of a detailed "guide for skippers", published in Vegesack, the northern district of Bremen, on the Weser river and at the mouth of the river Lesum. Compiled by "F. B.", who remains otherwise unidentified, the work was assembled from information gathered over many years, both by personal experience, as well as from information given... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 113475

  34. Boxing.
    ALLANSON-WYNN, Rowland George. Boxing.

    London : 1889

    First edition. This copy inscribed on the half-title: "With the Author's Compts. to the Committee of the Oxford & Camb. Club, Jan. 10th 1890", and with their bookplate to the front pastedown, and occasional embossed stamps to the text. Rowland George Allanson Allanson-Winn, fifth Baron Headley (1855-1935), was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 113513

  35. Etchings and Lithographs of American Ships.
    WALES, George C. Etchings and Lithographs of American Ships.

    Boston, MA : 1927

    First edition, limited to 500 copies signed by Wales on the frontispiece and the tinted lithograph of the Desdemona (page 124). Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 113223

  36. Old West Surrey
    JEKYLL, Gertrude. Old West Surrey

    London : 1904

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 111273

  37. Kettner's Book of the Table.
    DALLAS, Eneas Sweetland. Kettner's Book of the Table.

    London : 1877

    First edition, a particularly bright example of the original cloth. Dallas made his name in anonymous journalism, achieving particular recognition as an obituarist. He was also knowledgeable about cooking, and like his Victorian contemporaries was indebted to French cuisine: his "encyclopaedic Kettner's book of the table incorporated recipes supplied... Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 110872

  38. The Cook's Own Book:
    LEE, N. K. M. The Cook's Own Book:

    Boston : 1832

    First edition, first issue, of "the first alphabetically arranged culinary encyclopaedia to appear in the United States" (Oxford Companion to Food, p. 17), and one of the most popular American cookbooks of the 19th century (Michigan State University introduction, online). The author's sources are mainly British. The first issue lacks the later 37-page... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 110873

  39. A Summer Cruise on the Coast of New England.
    CARTER, Robert. A Summer Cruise on the Coast of New England.

    Boston : 1864

    First edition. A very difficult book to find in anything approaching collectable condition, Bruns describing it as rare. Toy is somewhat perfunctory; "A cruise in 1858 in a chartered 17-ton sloop. The boat, with a crew of two, cost 7.50 a day." But this is a well-written and highly appealing account, DAB refers to it as a "breezy book," and one of the... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 110618

  40. The New James Beard.
    BEARD, James. The New James Beard.

    New York : 1981

    First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the title page. A 1000 new recipes from the dean of American cooking. Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 110420

  41. The Complete Confectioner and Family Cook.
    CAIRD, John. The Complete Confectioner and Family Cook.

    Edinburgh : 1809

    First edition. Includes many recipes for still popular Scottish sweets, oat cakes, bannocks, shortbread, barley sugar, apple dumplings, apple fritters. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 110294

  42. Serve It Forth.
    FISHER, M. F. K. Serve It Forth.

    New York : 1937

    First edition, first printing. The first book by pre-eminent American food writer M. F. K. Fisher. Rather than a book of recipes it is a literary appreciation of food history and culture. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 109919

  43. Synergetic Stew.
    BUCKMINSTER FULLER INSTITUTE. Synergetic Stew.

    Philadelphia : 1982

    First edition of this cookbook compiled by the staff at the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 109766

  44. So Red the Nose or Breath in the Afternoon.
    COCKTAILS - NORTH, Sterling, & Carl Kroch (eds.) So Red the Nose or Breath in the Afternoon.

    New York : 1935

    First edition, first printing. Cocktail recipes by 30 authors, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Erskine Caldwell, Theodore Dresier, Ernest Hemingway, and Rockwell Kent. Learn More
    £425.00

    Stock Code: 109579

  45. The Godstone and the Blackymor.
    WHITE, T. H. The Godstone and the Blackymor.

    London : 1959

    First edition, first impression, inscribed by the illustrator, "Signed for Bridget by Edward Ardizzone, Feb 1968", on the front free endpaper, with a typed letter from the Book Trade Group referring to Ardizzone's visit to Melbourne, a related newspaper clipping and a prospectus from Jonathan Cape for their journal Now and Then, all laid in. A lovely... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 108471

  46. Yamato-ryu Kyudo Kyokun no maki. [Precepts for Archery of the Yamato School].
    MORIKAWA, Kozan. Yamato-ryu Kyudo Kyokun no maki. [Precepts for Archery of the Yamato School].

    Tokyo : 1928

    First facsimile edition of a work first published in 1652, and untraceable thus, no copy on WorldCat. The text lays out the philosophical precepts underlying Mokikawa Kozan's (1631-1701) style of Kyudo, created essentially as a fusion between the two most prominent schools of the time, Heki-ryu and Ogasawara-ryu. Morikawa was the first to define the... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 107836

  47. Girl Scout Handbook.
    GIRL SCOUTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Girl Scout Handbook.

    New York : 1940

    First edition thus, first printing. There were previous iterations of the Girl Scout Handbook in 1929, 1933, and 1936, all scarce and none explicitly designated for the intermediate program. Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 107499

  48. Wall and Water Gardens.
    JEKYLL, Gertrude. Wall and Water Gardens.

    London : [1901]

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 106258

  49. Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries.
    LAMBETH, Joseph A. Lambeth Method of Cake Decoration and Practical Pastries.

    London : 1936

    First UK edition, first impression, originally published in a limited run in the US two years earlier. Lambeth was an award-winning American pastry chef who emigrated to England and founded his own successful pastry school. A scarce title in this condition. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 105741

  50. TVR: Success Against The Odds.
    FILBY, Peter. TVR: Success Against The Odds.

    London : 1976

    First edition, first impression, of this work on the independent British manufacturer of high-end sports cars. TVR was, at one time, the third-largest specialised sports car manufacturer in the world. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 104365

  51. Miscellaneous Dissertations on Rural Subjects.
    FORBES, Francis. Miscellaneous Dissertations on Rural Subjects.

    London : 1775

    First edition. Forbes was a disciple of Jethro Tull and a keen proponent of the "new husbandry". The book contains four dissertations: on fences; manures; drill-sowing; and hydraulics and water-management. The plates include one of a drill plough. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 104265

  52. The Story of an Outing.
    HEPBURN, A. Barton. The Story of an Outing.

    New York and London : 1913

    First edition. "Hunting in open country near Mt. Kenia, the author bagged a large variety of plains game including lesser kudu, gazelle, impala, wildebeest, and eland, as well as lion and buffalo. Perhaps the most exciting passage in this little volume is taken from a letter written by Hepburn's companion, H. Lloyd Folsom, detailing the dangers of a... Learn More
    £325.00

    Stock Code: 102006

  53. The School Children of America are invited to take a Trip with Mohawk across Distant Seas through Foreign Lands into the Rubber Country of the Strange East …
    SRI LANKA. The School Children of America are invited to take a Trip with Mohawk across Distant Seas through Foreign Lands into the Rubber Country of the Strange East …

    Akron, OH : 1930

    First edition of this extremely uncommon - no copy traced institutionally - promotional travelogue conducting the "School Children of America" from rural Ceylon to industrial Ohio, and all in headache-inducing 3-D. Printed using the red/cyan anaglyph 3-D process which enjoyed great popularity in the 1920s, this is a great example of a promotional/educational... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 102009

  54. The Fifth Estate.
    TRAVERS, Jerome D., & James R. Crowell. The Fifth Estate.

    New York : 1926

    First edition, first printing. Travers won the US Amateur in 1907, 1908, 1912 and 1913; he won the US Open in 1915. A very uncommon title in the dust jacket. Learn More
    £775.00

    Stock Code: 100976

  55. Wall and Water Gardens.
    JEKYLL, Gertrude. Wall and Water Gardens.

    London : [1901]

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 101101

  56. The Doctor in the Kitchen.
    EDWARDS, Mabel Elizabeth. Mrs. Arthur Webb. The Doctor in the Kitchen.

    London : [1935]

    First edition, first impression. A book of nutritious recipes, with advice for stretching a limited budget, together with chapters on hygiene and sterilisation, home remedies, how to keep a sick-room ventilated, and advice on keeping the patient's spirits up and making the room as pleasant as possible. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 100119

  57. Chinese Kung-Fu Karato (Atado) …
    KUNG FU - Honourable Master Leong Fu. Chinese Kung-Fu Karato (Atado) …

    Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia : 1958

    First editions, rare complete set, of Kung-Fu Karato (Atado) founder Leong Fu's illustrated martial arts training series. Leong Fu "Atado" Lee trained in China, but when it became a republic in 1948 he moved to Japan, then settled in Malaysia and opened his own school, teaching his own brand of amalgamated "Atado Karate" (Atado was his nickname). Rare... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 99775

  58. Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837,
    HARRIS, William Cornwallis. Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837,

    Bombay : 1838

    First issue of the first Bombay edition, which predates the first London by a year, "scarce" (Czech). Harris was commissioned in the Bombay Engineers in 1823, promoted captain in 1834 and major in 1836. Invalided to South Africa for two years, on the voyage out he joined up with Richard Williamson, a Bombay civil servant, deciding to undertake a big... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 98148

  59. Practical Chess Exercises;
    KENNY, William Stopford. Practical Chess Exercises;

    London : 1818

    First edition. Kenny (1788-1867) was a prominent educationalist who, in addition to compiling revised editions of several existing textbooks, produced several original works. His Practical Chess Grammar was published in 1817 and went through several editions, including a German translation published in Leipzig in 1821. Scarce in commerce and just three... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 97328

  60. A Garden Book for Malaya.
    GOUGH, Kathleen. A Garden Book for Malaya.

    London : 1928

    First edition, first impression. Publisher's file copy with their bookplate to front pastedown. Not to be confused with the anthropologist of the same name, Kathleen Gough was a British expatriate and fellow of the Royal Horticultural Society who lived a few miles away from Kuala Lumpur in the town of Kajang. Highly uncommon in this condition with the... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 96724

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