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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to history, travel and exploration in Asia, excluding Russia and India.

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  1. 131052
    First edition in English, first published in Russian in 1843. A classic of the literature of the Great Game, essentially an intelligence report towards Russia's strategic ambitions in present day Uzbekistan, considered to be the first attempt at a scientific description of the Khanate of Bukhara. The author was the noted... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 131052

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  2. 129270comp
    First edition, first impression, signed and dated by the author on the title page in the year of publication. Ion Llewellyn Idriess (1880-1979) was a prolific Australian author. The present work covers the history of gold mining in the New Guinea region, including under German occupation and after transfer to Australian... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 129270

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  3. 65880detail
    Superb collection of material concerning the Chindits, includes Wingate's Report on the Operations of 77th Brigade; the original MS of the Hedley's book Jungle Fighter; a number of SEAC Chindit publications; a small trove of pieces from the collection of a serving Chindit officer, including intelligence reports, some excellent... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 65880

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  4. 129332comp
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "With best wishes, Eric Newby, November 24th 1958". Loosely inserted is a typed letter signed, as "Eirc" (dated 11 December 1958), from Newby to the recipient of the book Ross Higgins, and a newspaper clipping with a... Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 129332

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  5. A Dragon Apparent.
    First edition, first impression. A copy inscribed on the title by the author: "To Mary with much love from Norman- (the survivor, in this case, of a bloody awful journey!!) New Year's Day, 1987". Graham Greene had "no hesitation in calling him one of the best writers, not of any particular decade, but of our century". His... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 115807

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  6. The Life and Correspondence of Henry St. George Tucker.
    Family presentation copy of the second edition, inscribed by Henry Tucker's wife on the title page, "Clarice Elizabeth Tucker, from her affection mother Jane Tucker, 1859", in a superior binding with the gilt supralibros of the Tucker family to both covers. "In 1786 Tucker 1771/2-1851 sailed to Calcutta as a midshipman on... Learn More
    £625

    Stock Code: 111720

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  7. Krim-Girai, Khan of the Crimea.
    First edition, a very pleasing association copy, inscribed "With the Translator's love" on the first blank and with the bookplate of Lord Raglan to the front pastedown. Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, second baron Raglan, was married to Eliot's cousin, Susan Caroline. His father, recently deceased at the time of presentation,... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 109183

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  8. i1
    First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Cunynghame "From the author, to Dr. Heldermaier" on the half-title of the first volume: Dr Heldermaier is recorded as the headmaster of Worksop School in Nottinghamshire. Cunynghame (1812-1884), the son of a Scottish baronet and the illegitimate daughter of Edward Thurlow, the... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 112176

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  9. The Emir of Bokhara and his Country.
    First edition, inscribed by the author on the title page, of this highly detailed and well-illustrated study of the region by the Secretary of the Royal Danish Geographical Society, drawing on the material accumulated during his command of the first and Second Danish Pamir Expeditions, 1896-97, 1898-99, from which he brought... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 104298

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  10. Japan: A Chapter of Image.
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy from the authors, inscribed on the title page: "Dear Harvey, here then, with all its mistakes (and its errors) - - on your 100th anniversary, Gene Smith and Carole Thomas". An excellent association copy: Harvey Zucker was the owner of the legendary bookshop The Photographers... Learn More
    £1,875

    Stock Code: 104479

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