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  1. 140596comp
    DURKHEIM, Émile. Les Formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.

    Paris : 1912

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A mon collegue D. Parodi, Bien cordialement, E. Durkheim". The recipient, Dominique Parodi (1870-1955), was among Durkheim's collaborators on their journal Année sociologique, subsequently the General Inspector of Public Instruction in France from... Learn More
    £5,500.00

    Stock Code: 140596

  2. 127423
    (SIKH WARS.) Facts and Reflections by a Subaltern of the Indian Army

    London : 1849

    First and only edition of this scarce and acidulous eye-witness account of military service in India and the First Sikh War, written by a disaffected officer of the 50th (Queen's Own) Foot, who remarks in his brief preface "if the result of his labours should deter one individual from venturing in to Company's Service under the impression that talent... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 127423

  3. Pair of publisher's blads.
    (PUBLISHING.) The London Printing and Publishing Company (Limited). Pair of publisher's blads.

    London : c. 1859-61

    A fascinating and notable piece of 19th century publishing history: a pair of publisher's blads, in this case used by a salesman in the garnering of subscriptions for two very popular and topical part works, Robert Montgomery Martin's The Indian Empire (1858-59) and Charles Ball's The Indian Mutiny (1858-61); each gilt stamped on the front cover, "Specimen.... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141030

  4. Campaigning in South Africa.
    MONTAGUE, William Edward. Campaigning in South Africa.

    Edinburgh and London : 1880

    First edition of this surprisingly uncommon eye-witness account of the Anglo-Zulu War. This attractive copy with a highly appealing provenance: the front free endpaper verso bearing the ownership inscription of a serving officer, "Captain Belford, 17th Lancers". Ernest Augustus Belford (b. 1848) was present at the last major battle of the war, fought... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 141061

  5. General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,
    (INDIA; PUNJAB.) General Report upon the Administration of the Punjab Proper,

    Lahore : 1854

    First and sole edition, rare. Following the Second Sikh War (1848-49) the Punjab was officially annexed by the East India Company and this highly-detailed volume was the first of a series of reports published by the Punjab Government, forming an important primary source for the history of the region under British rule. Within a small compass a tremendous... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141013

  6. History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry, 1849-1888.
    (INDIAN ARMY.) History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry, 1849-1888.

    Calcutta : 1889

    First edition of this rare unit history, "not seen" by the assiduous bibliographer of regimental histories, Roger Perkins. A second edition, of c.1903, is traceable institutionally by the copies at India Office Library/National Army Museum and National Museums Scotland (lacking the title page) only. This copy with an excellent provenance, a note at... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 140989

  7. France, Piedmont, Italy, Lombardy, the Tyrol and Bavaria.
    BUCKINGHAM, James Silk. France, Piedmont, Italy, Lombardy, the Tyrol and Bavaria.

    London : 1848

    First edition of the second part of Buckingham's typically informative travelogue based on his extensive European tour 1846-8, the greater part of which is inevitably taken up with his time in Italy. Well preserved in the attractive publisher's cloth, engraved Fasque bookplates of the Gladstone family to both pastedowns: Fasque was "the Scottish house... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140771

  8. China,
    (ALLOM, Thomas, illus.) WRIGHT, George Newenham. China,

    London : [1843]

    First edition of "the best-known nineteenth-century work" on China (ODNB). Published the year after the First Opium War ended, Allom's China is concerned mainly with areas of British interest in southern China, including Hong Kong, Macao, Canton and Hunan, though there are also many attractive views of Peking. Allom (1804-1872) originally trained as... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 139807

  9. The Present State of Russia, In a Letter to a Friend at London;
    [COLLINS, Samuel.] The Present State of Russia, In a Letter to a Friend at London;

    London : 1671

    First edition of "a very entertaining account of life in the Russian court" (DNB), published the year after the author's death; a French translation appeared in 1679.
    Collins (16191670) accepted a position as physician to Tsar Alexei, the father of Peter the Great, in 1660; the present work contains his observations on life at the Romanov court... Learn More
    £7,500.00

    Stock Code: 136104

  10. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.
    BURTON, Richard F. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to El-Medinah and Meccah.

    London : 1855-6

    First edition. Fewer than half a dozen Europeans had made the hajj, or pilgrimage to the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina, forbidden to non-Muslims, and lived. Of those only the Swiss explorer J. L. Burckhardt had left a detailed account. Burton made the pilgrimage in complete disguise as a Muslim native of the Middle East, an exploit of linguistic... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 119481

  11. South African Bibliography.
    MENDELSSOHN, Sidney. South African Bibliography.

    London : 1910

    First edition, first impression, one of 500 copies. A landmark of comprehensive bibliography, Mendelssohn's South African Bibliography remains unsurpassed, giving 10,000 entries for books in all languages. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 118135

  12. The Voyage of the Bounty Launch.
    FRYER, John. The Voyage of the Bounty Launch.

    Guildford : 1979

    Signed limited edition, number 182 of 250 copies signed by Stephen Walters. The book reproduces in facsimile the original diary of John Fryer (1753-1817), the Master of the Bounty, who was cast adrift with Captain Bligh in the launch. The original manuscript is held in the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. Walters, a renowned authority on Captain... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 141059

  13. 140971
    STARK, Freya. Baghdad Sketches.

    London : 1937

    First UK edition, expanded from the Baghdad Times edition of 1932 and with the addition of a selection of the author's superb photographs. This copy from the library of Arabist Gerald de Gaury, his book plate to the front pastedown, and John Murray compliments slip "Sent at Miss Stark's instructions" mounted on the front free endpaper beneath ownership... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140971

  14. English for Gurkha Soldiers - Angreji Sikne Postak.
    CROSS, John P. English for Gurkha Soldiers - Angreji Sikne Postak.

    London : 1964

    First and only edition, print run of 9,000 copies, but no copies traced institutionally, rare. Ownership inscription of Colour Sergeant Budhi Bahadur Rana, 6th Gurkha Rifles. Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140972

  15. Origins.
    GUBBAY, Lucien. Origins.

    London : 1989

    First and sole edition, number 85 of an unspecified but presumably very small edition; presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "To Geoffrey Gubbay, with best wishes, Lucien, 7.11.90". An online search of institutional libraries locates one copy only, at University of California.

    "Origins traces the history over... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140918

  16. 140635
    STIGAND, Chauncey Hugh, Major. Equatoria.

    London : 1923

    First and only edition. Detailed account of this contested area on the west bank of the Upper Nile. When the region was ceded to Britain by the Belgians, Stigand, probably best remembered as a big gamehunter, became its first administrator. Reginald Wingate, former sirdar of the Egyptian Army, and governor-general of the Sudan contributes a lengthy... Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 140635

  17. Colonization of South Australia.
    TORRENS, Robert. Colonization of South Australia.

    London : 1835

    First edition. Robert Torrens (1780-1864) was an Irish-born political economist, Member of British Parliament, and newspaper publisher, who played a prominent role in the colonization of South Australia. "Torrens had a significant influence on the theory and practice of colonization. Along with most of the later classical economists he rejected the... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 135996

  18. Album of early 20th-century photographs of Argentina.
    (OLDS, H. G., photographer.) Album of early 20th-century photographs of Argentina.

    Buenos Aires : [c. 1889-1927]

    Attractive album of finely-detailed silver prints by the important Argentine photographer H. G. Olds (1869-1943), "one of the last major photographers of views and customs" (Alonso and Keller, p. 310). Originally from Sandusky, Ohio, where he had set up a commercial studio with partner Arthur Willman, Olds emigrated to Buenos Aires around 1900, establishing... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 135770

  19. History of the 4th Regiment, Punjab Infantry.
    (INDIAN ARMY.) History of the 4th Regiment, Punjab Infantry.

    Calcutta : 1894

    First and sole edition of this rare regimental history, this with a particularly enticing provenance: neat marginal pencil markings at pages 28, 30 and 31 draw attention to a Jamadar Jowalla Singh, who during the storming of Lucknow was mentioned in despatches when he "distinguished himself considerably in leading on his men to the capture of a gun".... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 141000

  20. Map of India, from the most recent Authorities.
    (INDIA.) W. H. ALLEN & Co. Map of India, from the most recent Authorities.

    London : 1863

    Rare early iteration of this fine map, presented here in remarkably fresh condition, with no copies recorded on Library Hub or WorldCat as being present in international institutional libraries; in fact, all editions, from 1844 to 1879, exist in only one or two examples of each. This version is important for including railways completed and under construction,... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 141021

  21. My Second Journey through Equatorial Africa
    WISSMANN, Hermann von. My Second Journey through Equatorial Africa

    London : 1891

    First edition in English. An important account by "one of the most famed pioneer-explorers of tropical Africa" (obituary in The Geographical Journal). This was in fact von Wissmann's (1853-1905) third expedition to Africa, but his second in command: he had previously accompanied the 1881-2 German African Society expedition from Luanda to the Lualaba... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 140941

  22. With the Indians in France.
    WILLCOCKS, Sir James. With the Indians in France.

    London : 1920

    First and only contemporary edition, well-represented institutionally but extremely uncommon on the market, particularly so in the jacket. Command of the Indian Corps was to be the pinnacle of a starry career that had seemed destined to culminate as Commander-in-Chief India had not a clash with Haig intervened. "It has been impossible to write a book... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140693

  23. In Darkest Africa
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa

    New York : 1890

    First US edition, number 241 of 250 copies of the edition deluxe, signed by Stanley, and perhaps the grandest publication of the 19th century devoted to African exploration. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing,... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 140945

  24. 134655
    CHAPMAN, F. Spencer. Memoirs of a Mountaineer:

    London : 1945

    First edition thus. Spencer (1907-1971) was a British schoolmaster, traveller and mountaineer. "He led an adventurous life but is best known for his ascent of Chomolhari", which is covered in the "Helvellyn to Himalaya" section (Neate). Learn More
    £18.00

    Stock Code: 134655

  25. 132183
    KHĀQĀNI, Afdal al-Din-al-Shirwani al-. Tuhfat al-'Iraqayn [The Gift of the Two Iraqs].

    [Safavid Iran : [c.1600]

    A most attractive and highly uncommon Safavid-era manuscript, the only mathnawi - or long narrative poem in couplet form - of the celebrated 12th century CE Persian poet Khāqāni; it is presented here in an appealing binding, the onlays, probably once gilded but the gilt now oxidised, almost certainly made of paper, a distinct Safavid practice at this... Learn More
    £5,000.00

    Stock Code: 132183

  26. Scraps from my Sabretasche.
    STENT, George Carter. Scraps from my Sabretasche.

    London : 1882

    First edition of this scarce and colourful memoir, "full of material that would sound familiar to any reader of Kipling's stories set in India" and teeming with detail. This copy skilfully restored in the attractive original cloth.

    Stent's book includes a description of "an elephant who plays jokes on his keeper, to Stent's dressing up as a woman... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140276

  27. In Unknown Africa.
    POWELL-COTTON, Percy Horace Gordon. In Unknown Africa.

    London : 1904

    First edition, scarce variant binding, other copies noted in blue cloth with the front cover lettered and decorated in black rather than gilt. Following a successful hunting trip in Abyssinia, Powell-Cotton (1866-1940) travelled to British East Africa in 1902 in order to find a specimen of a five-horned giraffe recently discovered by Sir Harry Johnston.... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 119332

  28. 140919
    [CONDER, Josiah.] Syria and Asia Minor.

    London : 1824

    First edition. A discrete work in its own regard, this was issued as volumes 2 and 3 of the popular 30-volume series The Modern Traveller, published between 1825 and 1829. Conder's father was a bookseller in the City of London and Josiah left school at thirteen to enter the business, where, rather like Samuel Johnson, "in his leisure he carried out... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140919

  29. The Board of Economic Enquiry, Punjab. Pamphlet No. 1.
    (INDIA; PUNJAB.) The Board of Economic Enquiry, Punjab. Pamphlet No. 1.

    Lahore : 1936

    First edition, rare, with no copies traced from an online search of institutional libraries. This rather vulnerable publication was clearly produced in very small numbers and was published in the wake of the Sterling Crisis of 1931, when Britain unilaterally abandoned the gold standard. In his preface, E. D. Lucas, acting secretary to the Board, writes,... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140922

  30. North Western Railway. Time Table for Special Trains conveying their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess of Wales and suite.
    (INDIA; ROYAL VISIT 1905.) North Western Railway. Time Table for Special Trains conveying their Royal Highnesses The Prince & Princess of Wales and suite.

    Lahore : 1905

    Rare and lavishly produced souvenir of the royal visit of 1905-06, "arguably the most intense and ambitious royal visit ever conducted by the royal family" (dedicated website, rvi1905-6.com, retrieved 21 May 2020), comprising a timetable for visits to Bhatinda, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Amritsar, and the cantonments at Peshawar, Satwari, and Ambala, plus... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140927

  31. A Collection of Treaties, Engagements and Sanads
    (INDIA; TREATIES.) A Collection of Treaties, Engagements and Sanads

    Calcutta : 1931

    Fifth iteration of this important collection of treaties and sanads or deeds granted to the rulers of princely states confirming them in their role, in return for their allegiance to Britain; inevitably scarce, the printer's code shows that 665 copies were printed. As a competition wallah Aitchison (1832-1896) went out to India in September 1856, narrowly... Learn More
    £350.00

    Stock Code: 140885

  32. The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum,
    FRANCKLIN, W. The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum,

    London : 1798

    First edition of this uncommon account of the eventful if mournful reign of Shah Alam II (1728-1806), one of the last of the Mughal emperors, restored to his throne by the Marathas in 1788. Having been defeated decisively by the East India Company's forces at the Battle of Buxar in 1764, Shah Alam sought the protection of the British and signed the... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140891

  33. Haunts of the Gay East.
    MOSELEY, Sydney A. Haunts of the Gay East.

    London : 1921

    First and sole edition, scarce, of this lively book on the dissipated underworld of the early 20th-century Middle East. Moseley spent several years as a journalist in Cairo in the 1910s and he drew on his experiences there to compose this collection of stories about the night life of the East, infused with a fascination for picturesque vice and debauchery.... Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 140897

  34. Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.
    (CORNWALLIS, Charles, first Marquess Cornwallis.) FORREST, G. W. (ed.). Selections from the State Papers of the Governors-General of India. Lord Cornwallis.

    Oxford : 1926

    First edition, first impression. This remains a vital source of information on Cornwallis and was one of the last editorial ventures of the veteran historian of India, Sir George Forrest (1845-1926), a man whose diligent work in the Indian archives "opened the way for a new type of history of British India" (ODNB). Volume I is given over entirely to... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140904

  35. Our Visit to Hindostán, Kashmir, and Ladakh.
    AYNSLEY, Mrs. J. C. Murray. Our Visit to Hindostán, Kashmir, and Ladakh.

    London : 1879

    First and only contemporary edition, a sparkling copy from the library of Franklin Brooke-Hitching, a collection celebrated for its quality (sale at Sotheby's London, 27 March 2014, lot 52). This is the first of three Indian travelogues by Harriet Georgina Maria Murray Aynsley (née Manners-Sutton, 1827-1898), who travelled out to Bombay with her husband,... Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 140826

  36. Scheme and Orders for the Military Arrangements at Delhi in connection with the Coronation Durbar
    (DELHI DURBAR.) Scheme and Orders for the Military Arrangements at Delhi in connection with the Coronation Durbar

    Calcutta : 1911

    First and sole edition, produced in small numbers for the use of officials and inevitably scarce; an important primary source for the Delhi Durbar, "the most spectacular ceremony in the history of the British empire" (ODNB), held on 12 December 1911 to mark the coronation of George V and Mary of Teck as Emperor and Empress of India. These military arrangements... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140854

  37. A Grammar of the Hindustani Language.
    SHAKESPEAR, John. A Grammar of the Hindustani Language.

    London : 1826

    Third edition of an essential text for the dedicated servant of the East India Company; preceded by editions of 1813 and 1818, all early iterations being uncommon. This copy with an appealing Indian provenance, bearing the contemporary ownership inscription at head of the title page of John H. W. Waugh, assistant surgeon on the Bengal Medical Establishment,... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 140865

  38. Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland, Illustrated.
    ALLOM, Thomas; George Pickering; Thomas Rose. Westmorland, Cumberland, Durham, and Northumberland, Illustrated.

    London and Paris : 1832-35

    First edition of this delightful collection of views, more than half of which are given over to Lake District subjects, described as being the first album that "featured Wordsworthian sites and sights" (Saeko Yoshikawa, William Wordsworth and the Invention of Tourism, 1820-1900, 2014, p. 174). It was originally issued in 26 parts as a section of Fisher's... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140668

  39. Kandahar in 1879;
    LE MESSURIER, Augustus. Kandahar in 1879;

    London : 1880

    First and sole edition of this decidedly uncommon and important eye-witness account of the Second Afghan War (1878-80). This copy with a distinguished provenance: from the library of Field Marshal Sir Neville Bowles Chamberlain (1820-1902), with his armorial bookplate. At 17 Chamberlain was commissioned ensign in the Bengal army and his career is elucidated... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140749

  40. Journey from India, towards England, in the year 1797;
    JACKSON, John. Journey from India, towards England, in the year 1797;

    London : 1799

    First edition of the intriguing and elusive narrative. Jackson (d. 1807) "was evidently a man of substance" (ODNB) and went to India on private business - his book is dedicated to the East India Company - visiting Ceylon and Malabar. On the way home he took a country ship from Bombay for Basrah. "Jackson's narrative of his journey is straightforward... Learn More
    £1,650.00

    Stock Code: 140756

  41. A Cavalry Manual for the use of Officers of the Bengal Cavalry.
    HILL, R. B. A Cavalry Manual for the use of Officers of the Bengal Cavalry.

    Simla : 1869

    Rare, unrecorded Indian cavalry manual; this copy with a fine military provenance, inscribed at head of the title page, "G. H. Elliott, 3rd Bengal Cavalry" and with a number of emendations in his hand noting updates to general orders. George Hambley Elliott (d. 1931) was gazetted ensign with the 91st Highlanders in July 1867, transferring to the 93rd... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140765

  42. Imperial India: An Artist's Journals.
    PRINSEP, Valentine C. Imperial India: An Artist's Journals.

    London : 1879

    Second edition, revised, following the first of the same year, of this attractively illustrated panorama of India, presented here in a handsome prize binding from a small "gentleman's school" run from Belvedere Terrace, Brighton. This is a "lively account" (ODNB) of Prinsep's visit to India in 1877 following his commission by the viceroy, Lord Lytton,... Learn More
    £300.00

    Stock Code: 140772

  43. Western India before and during the Mutinies:
    JACOB, George Le Grand. Western India before and during the Mutinies:

    London : 1872

    Second edition, following the first of the previous year; presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the half-title "A little Christmas present from Major General & Miss Jacob, to Mr Poole. Dec. 24. 1879" and with two lengthy, fascinating and carefully-written authorial footnotes at pages 177 and 262. The first of these refers to the actions of... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 140775

  44. The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.
    STANLEY, Henry Morton. The Congo and the Founding of its Free State.

    New York : 1885

    First US edition. "Although it did not involve any significant geographical discoveries, Stanley considered his work on the Congo to be among the most important of his life. His book The Congo and the Founding of its Free State promoted what he called the 'gospel of enterprise', emphasizing both the commercial potential of the region and the hard labour... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140780

  45. A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore,
    SHEPHERD, J. W. A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore,

    Lucknow : 1894

    Fourth edition of a popular Mutiny memoir by one of the few survivors of the Cawnpore massacre, originally published in the Calcutta and London Papers in 1857 under the title "Brief account of the Outbreak at Cawnpore", and in book form in a small edition of 500 copies in 1862. Shepherd was a Eurasian clerk of the Commissariat Department and Sorksy... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 140823

  46. On Ancient Central-Asian tracks. Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northern-Western China.
    STEIN, Sir (Marc) Aurel. On Ancient Central-Asian tracks. Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and Northern-Western China.

    London : 1933

    First edition, first impression, described by Yakushi as a "comprehensive summary of the results of the author's first three Central Asian expeditions and of his researches carried out during the years 1900-16". Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139883

  47. 140147detail
    (IRELAND.) The Album of Giants Causeway, Portrush & Coleraine Views.

    London : [c. 1890]

    Attractive leporello album of images reworked in an illustrative style from photographs made by the prominent Dundee firm of Valentine & Sons, Scotland's leading manufacturer of picture postcards. The London firm of Charles, Reynolds & Co. issued many such albums, this particular title being surprisingly uncommon, with WorldCat listing one copy only,... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 140147

  48. Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque.
    EBERS, G. Egypt: Descriptive, Historical, and Picturesque.

    London : c. 1880

    First edition in English of this impressive work, originally published as Aegypten in Bild und Wort (1878-79), by the German Egyptologist Georg Ebers (1837-1898), who gave his name to the Ebers Papyrus, one of the world's oldest medical documents, acquired in Upper Egypt from a Coptic antiquarian during the winter of 1872-3. This English version is... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139417

  49. Collection of 44 original silver gelatin stereo view photographs of Russian Turkestan from the "Srednyaya Aziya" (Central Asia) Series.
    (RUSSIAN TURKESTAN.) Collection of 44 original silver gelatin stereo view photographs of Russian Turkestan from the "Srednyaya Aziya" (Central Asia) Series.

    Moscow - Saint Petersburg : 1910

    Highly uncommon and interesting collection of stereo photographic views of Russian Turkestan, the term used by Imperial Russia for the territories including modern-day Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan. They were issued by one of the major Russian publisher of stereo views, "SVET" ("Light"), who also issued views of the Caucasus;... Learn More
    £3,750.00

    Stock Code: 132996

  50. Atlas Geographus: or, a Compleat System of Geography, Ancient and Modern...
    MOLL, Herman. Atlas Geographus: or, a Compleat System of Geography, Ancient and Modern...

    London : 1712

    First edition in book form, volume III of five, covering Asia, complete in itself and with all listed maps, charts, plates and tables, including maps of Arabia, Persia, India, China, East Indies, Japan, Tartary and Independent Tartary. The complete set of five volumes is notably scarce, and individual volumes highly uncommon. "In 1711, Moll founded... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 94077

  51. A Picture of Lisbon, taken on the Spot:
    CARRÈRE, Joseph-Barthélemy-François. A Picture of Lisbon, taken on the Spot:

    London : 1809

    First edition of this timely English translation of Carrère's 1798 Voyage au Portugal et particulèrement Lisbonne. Evidently rushed onto a market craving information on Portugal following Soult's invasion in January 1809. It was variably received at the time: The Monthly Review correctly identifying that it was "derived from a French source", and... Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 139694

  52. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.
    EDWARDES, Herbert B., Major. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.

    London : 1851

    First edition, decidedly uncommon. Edwardes' low-key style is perhaps at odds with his reputation a brilliant soldier-diplomat, whose willingness to act on his own initiative, despite his lack of formal military training, was instrumental in defeating the dangerous insurrection at Multan.

    His account include the establishment of a British administrative... Learn More
    £1,850.00

    Stock Code: 135165

  53. The Wooden Bowl.
    (JAPANESE FAIRY TALES.) The Wooden Bowl.

    Tokyo : [1934]

    First edition thus, second overall, in large format and on crêpe-paper (the crêpeing process was applied after printing), and the 16th title in Hasegawa's "Fairy Tale" books series, published between 1885 and 1903. The Wooden Bowl tale was first published in 1887, on plain paper, and reprinted around two years later in the same format.
    Takejirō... Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 140781

  54. Marco Polo.
    (POP-UP BOOK.) KUBAŠTA, Vojtěch. Marco Polo.

    London : 1962

    The present pop-up, in fine working condition, depicts 13th-century explorer Marco Polo aboard the royal carriage, carried by four elephants, accompanying Kublai Khan on a hunt. The designer, Vojtěch Kubašta (19141992), was a Czech architect and artist who drew on his architectural training to engineer complex three-dimensional folding scenes. "Relatively... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 140702

  55. Khiva, ili geograficheskoe I statisticheskoe opisanie Khivivnskogo hanstva, sostoyachego teper v voyne s Rossiei
    (UZBEKISTAN.) Khiva, ili geograficheskoe I statisticheskoe opisanie Khivivnskogo hanstva, sostoyachego teper v voyne s Rossiei

    Moscow : 1840

    First edition. Extremely uncommon, no copies traced on OCLC. The first attempt to describe khanate of Khiva as an individual entity, without reference to its neighbouring states. Issued at the time of Perovsky's disastrous campaign which was intended to free Russian slaves in the khanate, it was no doubt as a useful reference for officers. Perovsky... Learn More
    £6,500.00

    Stock Code: 120924

  56. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]
    PASHINO, Petr Ivanovich. Turkestanskii krai v 1866 [Travel Notes, Turkestan 1866]

    St Petersburg : 1868

    First and only edition, decidedly uncommon with OCLC showing only 9 locations worldwide, and just a single copy at auction in the last 50 years. Highly desirable account of Tashkent - capital of Russian Turkestan and now of Uzbekistan - and its surrounding area at the time of the Russian annexation. On the establishment of the new Russian Governor-generalship... Learn More
    £10,000.00

    Stock Code: 117849

  57. 111051
    MAYER, Leo Aryeh. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

    Oxford : 1933

    First and only edition. An important study, never superseded, in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (Obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed in Department of Antiquities.... Learn More
    £825.00

    Stock Code: 111051

  58. Kino-dzhaz [i.e. Cinema Jazz].
    (JAZZ) DLUGACH, Mikhail. Kino-dzhaz [i.e. Cinema Jazz].

    Moscow : 1937

    Uncommon, print run of just 8000 copies. An advertisement for the Soviet Little peoples' circus group, the "Musical and Eccentric Group of Lilliputians", founded in late 1920s under direction of Mikhail Kachuriner (1896-1976), and continued until shortly after his death. The main accent was always on musical talent, the performers having musical instruments... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 124905

  59. The Druzes and the Maronites under Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860.
    CHURCHILL, Charles Henry, Colonel. The Druzes and the Maronites under Turkish Rule from 1840 to 1860.

    London : 1862

    First edition, published in two formats, 1,000 copies issued in post octavo, as here, and 250 copies in larger demy octavo, "uniform in size with the Author's Mount Lebanon 1853".

    Churchill (1807-1867) was British consul at Damascus and author of a number of important regional studies including the present work and a major biography of Abd-el-Kader,... Learn More
    £925.00

    Stock Code: 126158

  60. 109982
    (JAPANESE TEXTILES.) Usu zumi.

    Kyoto : c. 1870

    A stunning design manuscript for early Meiji-era textiles, fan papers and packaging, including stylised landscapes, a composition of silk moths with bobbins and unspooled thread, delicately rendered thistles, a collection of subtly coloured sea shells, cranes emerging from riverside bamboo, and a number of more abstract designs. Delightful collection... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 109982

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