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INDIA; North Western Provinces. Selections from Public Correspondence, published by Authority N[orth] W[estern] P[rovinces]. Parts VII, X, & XI.
Agra : 1849-51First editions. Interesting collection of technical papers relating to the government of the North Western Provinces. Includes the description of a bridge built at Seoni by Major Boileau with plan; detailed plans for the cutting of a canal from the Sutlej at Tihara with excellent maps; an account of the "Oothaeegeeras" or Sunoreahs, "professional thieves... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 89449
BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas VILLES DE LA PROVINCE DE CHENSI. SI-NGAN-FU Capitale. TCHOUANG LAN ou Chwang lan<br><br>
1764Interesting set of two local town plans in the province of Shanxi, China.
Bellin was appointed hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy upon the creation of France's hydrographic office, the Dépôt des cartes et plans de la Marine.Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps and charts. The accuracy of Bellin's charts... Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 57020
CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. Particularitez curieuses de l'Ile de St. Christophle et de la Province de Bemarin dans les Antilles.
c1720This fascinating engraving has three views of St. Kitt's above, texts in French about St Kitts and the province of Bemarin at centre, and below there are three prints of fishes, birds and insects of the island. Title on top edge. Chatelain's Atlas Historique in seven volumes, half atlas and half encyclopaedia, was a massive and important work of its... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 53014
CILLEY, Joseph, Major General. Fully manuscript commission document, signed, appointing Enoch Page a "Captain of the Tenth Company, of the Fourth Regiment of Militia in... Province of New Hampshire".
Nottingham, NH : 1772Exemplary pre-Revolutionary War military document, linking two men with extensive service during the period: Joseph Cilley (1734-1799) and Enoch Page (1742-1832). A highly attractive piece, we have been unable to trace any other documentary material from Cilley on the market.
Cilley was born in Nottingham, New Hampshire, son of Captain Joseph... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 116877
CARY, John A NEW MAP OF FRANCE AGREEABLE to its DIVISION into PROVINCES, As Previous to the Revolution FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES.
1811Clear and accurate map of early nineteenth century France, coloured by province. Three scales at lower left, below the title. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'. When the Ordnance Survey... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 56242
CAVENDISH, William Le Chateau de Bothel (dans la province de Northumberland) qui fut a Mons. le Baron d'Ogle et est apresent a Monseigneur le Marquis.
London : 1737This striking print shows This striking print shows the Duke of Newcastle galloping past his home at Bolsover Castle. The print is from the 1737 English edition of Cavendish's exposition on the theory and practice of equestrian dressage. La Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux, was first published in 1657 in Antwerp. William Cavendish,... Learn More£700.00
Stock Code: 58199
BUTLER, John. Travels and Adventures in the Province of Assam, during a Residence of Fourteen Years.
1855First edition. Butler was a major in the Company's 55th Bengal Native Infantry and served as the Principal Assistant to the Governor General on the North East Frontier of Assam. His purpose here is to describe "the habits, customs, and manners of the remaining wild tribes of the hills, viz., Anghamee Nagahs, Kookies, Meekirs, and Rengma Nagahs, with... Learn More£625.00
Stock Code: 46545
MILLS, Andrew John Moffatt. Report on the Province of Assam.
Calcutta : 1854First and only edition, extremely uncommon, Library Hub shows 4 locations - SOAS, LSE, BL, and Society of Antiquaries - WorldCat adds copies at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin and the Jenks Library, Gordon College, MA. Minutely detailed report by long-term Bengal civil servant, at the time of writing Judge of Sudder Dewanny and Nizamut Adawlat, covering... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 120773
OGILBY, John. HITSIU. In the Province of Tzietkiang
1671This fascinating copperplate engraving comes from a famous work originally published in Dutch by the trade diplomat Jan Nieuhoff, but translated into English by the British mapmaker and publisher John Ogilby. The images provide a document of early western contact with China and come from the account written by the diplomat Jan Nieuhoff who was the steward... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 56324
Unknown. A MAP OF PART OF THE ROMAN PROVINCE.
c1700An interesting map showing Provence in France. Map indicating rivers, mountains, towns, aqueducts and military camps. The map extends from Avignon to Marseille and from Nimes to Saint Maximin, with Campus Lapideus in the centre. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 56354
DES POMMELLES, Jean-Christophe Sandrier. Tableau de la population de toutes les provinces de France,
Paris : 1789First edition of one of the major demography monographs of 18th-century France. Des Pommelles' principal work, the Tableau de la population de toutes les provinces de France appeared in the same year as his Observations sur le recrutement et l'emplacement de l'armee active par cantons ou par departements. Its in-depth analysis of population figures,... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 134854
CARY, John. A NEW MAP OF TURKEY IN ASIA, DIVIDED INTO ITS PROVINCES, FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES.
1811A very beautiful map of Turkey and its surrounding provinces. A clear boundary separates Turkey in Europe and Turkey in Asia. Includes eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, the Holy Land and eastward to include Kurdistan and Iraq. Published in Cary's New Universal Atlas. Learn More£295.00
Stock Code: 55073
RAIKES, Charles. Notes on the Revolt in the North-Western Provinces of India.
London : 1858First edition. "From 1831 until 1853 Raikes was based in the North-Western Provinces, becoming magistrate of Mainpuri in 1849 and publishing Notes on the North-Western Provinces in 1852. In 1853 he was appointed commissioner of Lahore. Three years later he returned to the North-Western Provinces as an officiating judge in the East India Company's chief... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 133276
ZATTA, Antonio Il Portugallo cioe le Province di Entre Douro, e Minho, Traz-os-Montes,e Beira
1777Map of the northern half of Portugal, with attractive cartouche at lower right, showing moored ship with its cargo of barrels unloaded on the shore, next to a stone tablet on which is written the title. Antonio Zatta was one of the leading cartographers and publishers of the time, and his Atlante Novissimo was one of the most beautifully produced of... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 52931
MESSANCE, Louis. Recherches sur la Population des Généralités d'Auvergne, de Lyon, de Rouen, et de Quelques Provinces et Villes du Royaume,
Paris : 1766First edition of this riposte to Montesquieu's and Mirabeau's claims of depopulation, a classic example of the 18th-century French tradition of political arithmetic. "Messance was secretary to the intendant of the Auvergne, Jean-François de La Michodière, and he published his Recherches sur la population in 1766. Recognizing the impossibility of coming... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 123649
HENNINGSEN, Charles Frederick. The Most Striking Events of a Twelvemonth's Campaign with Zumalacarregui, in Navarre and the Basque Provinces.
London : 1836First edition, a very smart set in period calf of this signal and elusive eyewitness account of the First Carlist War (1833-40), Henningsen serving with the Carlist forces under the charismatic Basque officer General Tomás de Zumalacárregui, known affectionately to his troops as "Tio Tomás".
The Edinburgh Review described it as "full of entertainment... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141304
MOLL, Herman. A New and Exact Map of The United Provinces or Netherlands &c.
c1720An attractive, large scale map of The Netherlands or the United Provinces by the highly regarded cartographer and engraver Herman Moll. Down the right side of the map, Moll executes a series of pleasing plans and views of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Middelberg, Gronningen, the late King William's Palace and a Roman fortress, Arx Britannia, built... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 66020
CARY, John. A NEW MAP OF SPAIN AND PORTUGAL DIVIDED INTO THEIR RESPECTIVE KINGDOMS AND PROVINCES.
1811A fine map of Spain and Portugal, showing all the provinces. Three scales. John Cary is considered by some to be the finest of English cartographers. His maps appeal for their clarity and accuracy, and the precision of engraving. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping the UK, they used John Cary's style as the basis for their work. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 55070
VAUGONDY, Robert de Pays-Bas, Provinces-Unies, Westphalie.
Paris : 1778Map of the Low Countries, the United Provinces and Westphalia. Published in the "Nouvel atlas portatif destiné principalement pour l'instruction de la jeunesse" (New portable atlas intended primarily for the instruction of youth). Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 78856
AA, Pieter van der. Les XVII Provinces des Pays Bas,
c1713-14Pieter van der AA (1659-1733) was from a family of booksellers and publishers in Leiden, who flourished during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. His work was well executed and highly regarded by his contemporaries. The maps themselves are easily recognised and distinguished by their attractive title cartouches, and for the precise... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 66443
Engraved by J & C Walker THE SOUTHERN PROVINCES OF SWEDEN.
1844Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England.
The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but with an affordable price.
These fine... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 55842
ROOSEVELT, Theodore (intro.); STIGAND, Chauncey Hugh. Hunting the Elephant in Africa and Other Recollections of Thirteen Years' Wanderings.
New York : 1913First 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
RAPIN DE THOYRAS, Paul. MECHLIN or MALINES the capital of one of the Ten Provinces of the Netherlands in BRABANT an Archbishoprick, fituated upon Ye DYLE
c1745.Attractive and detailed plan of this Flemish town, showing every house and the extensive fortifications surrounding the town. North to the left. Learn More£120.00
Stock Code: 52391
GRIFFIN, Lepel H., & Charles Francis Massy. Collection of three works on the rulers of the Punjab, handsomely bound in matching style.
Lahore and Allahabad, : 1870 - 1890A genuinely rare opportunity to acquire these three highly elusive monographs on the ruling families of the Punjab, each a remarkable work of exhaustive research written or inspired by Lepel H. Griffin, one of the most colourful officials in nineteenth century British India, the man described by his fellow Indian administrator, Sir Walter Lawrence,... Learn More£12,000.00
Stock Code: 140157
(EMIN PASHA.) SCHWEINFURTH, G.; F. Ratzel; R. W. Felkin; G. Hartlaub (eds.) Emin Pasha in Central Africa.
London : 1888First edition in English, others copies noted in plain cloth lacking gilt decoration. Appointed Ottoman governor of Equatoria in 1878, the German-born scientist Eduard Schnitzer, known as Emin Pasha, was largely unknown in Europe outside specialist circles in Europe until 1886, when Scottish explorer Robert Felkin (author of the introduction to the... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 119328
SLATIN, Rudolf C. Fire and Sword in the Sudan.
London : 1896Presentation copy of the third edition, the same year as the first, inscribed by author on the half-title: "To General George W. Wingate, with best compliments from the author, R. Slatin. Merano 4/III 1928". This is almost certainly George Wood Wingate (1840-1928), an American lawyer who served in a New York regiment during the Civil War and later as... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 99777
SOCIETY FOR THE DIFFUSION OF USEFUL KNOWLEDGE The Southern Provinces of Sweden.
c1847A map of the southern, most populous provinces of Sweden, showing the two largest lakes in the country, and the larger islands that lie off the east coast. A tremendous amount of detail is engraved onto this map. Published by Charles Knight for the S.D.U.K. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 67248
CARY, John. A NEW MAP OF TURKEY IN EUROPE DIVIDED INTO ITS PROVINCES, FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES
1811Clear and accurate map of Turkey in Europe, drawn at a time when the Ottoman Empire extended to Belgrade and the border with Hungary. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'. When the... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 55072
EDWARDES, Herbert B., Major. A Year on the Punjab Frontier in 1848-49.
London : 1851First edition, decidedly uncommon. Edwardes' low-key style is perhaps at odds with his reputation as 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... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 135165
Wyld, James, 1812-1887 Chronographical Map of the Kingdom of Portugal Divided into its Grand Provinces.
c1853A large and detailed map of Portugal.
James Wyld was successor to William Faden, one of the luminaries of late eighteenth century publishing in England. Wyld
maintained the high standard of graphic and factual excellence that had been established by his predecessor and his maps are among the
finest published in the early nineteenth... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 58407
PALLME, Ignatius. Travels in Kordofan:
London : 1844First edition in English, first published in German the previous year. Important and uncommon study of the region. Austrian businessman Ignatius Pallme explored Kordofan province, 1837-9, "on commission, for a mercantile establishment at Cairo" (translator's preface); this published account was one of the first descriptions of Kordofan province. In... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 59625
WALKER, J & C. TURKEY CONTAINING THE PROVINCES IN ASIA MINOR.
1850Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England.
The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but with an affordable price.
These fine... Learn More£145.00
Stock Code: 55852
NAPIER, Sir William. History of General Sir Charles Napier's Administration of Scinde, and Campaign in the Cutchee Hills.
London : 1851First edition. William Napier was the brother of Charles Napier, who had conquered and administered Sindh and been a leading figure in British India prior to his resignation over his disagreements with Governor-General Lord Dalhousie. William Napier published both an account of the conquest of Sindh and the present volume, a praising account of Charles... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 122301
WALKER, J & C. INDIA (SOUTH PART) and PEGU, THE TENASSERIM PROVINCES, STRAITS SETTLEMENTS&c.
1860Wonderful map of the southern part of India with Sri Lanka. A translation of native words commonly used in Indian maps is also provided near bottom margin. A large detailed inset showing Pegu, modern day Bago in Burma, part of Thailand, the Malay Peninsular and part of Sumatra is included on the right. The Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography by Blackie... Learn More£145.00
Stock Code: 54943
VERELST, Harry. A View of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the English Government in Bengal:
London : 1772First edition. Harry Verelst (1734-1785) succeeded Robert Clive as Governor of Bengal in 1767 and held the post until his resignation in December 1769. Verelst's policy with regard to Bengal was to maintain Clive's dual system, upholding the native government under East India Company control rather than fully asserting British sovereignty. Verelst found... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 123984
WORLD WAR II; JAPAN. Photograph album: "Thoughts on Military Life" (title in Japanese).
Japan : 1940Superb personal photo album portraying the training of a Japanese infantry officer cadet at the junior division of the Rikugun Yonen Gakko - Imperial Japanese Army Academy - at Asaka in Saitama province, at the outset of World War II. Images show his family and friends; his well-appointed room with stacked arms; group portraits of cadets; the buildings... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98081
SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR. Ammunition Manufacturing Report No. 23. Construction Progress … First Report.
Nanping, Manchukuo : 1938An historically significant and fascinating album chronicling the progress of the construction of factories at Ningpo near Fuzhou for the manufacture, mixing, drying, and separation of smokeless yellow and brown gunpowder for the Imperial Japanese Kwantung Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Following their stunning victory in the Russo-Japanese... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 98082
GORDON, Charles George. Remarkable lengthy autograph letter signed, with advice for Louis A. Lucas on the essential requirements for successful exploration in Africa.
Labore : 1876An unusually long letter, in which Gordon goes into great detail about the difficulties of African exploration, revealing his exasperation at Lucas's behaviour, and his frustration at Lucas's unwillingness to heed the advice of someone far more experienced in African travel.
Louis Arthur Lucas (1851-1876) was the only surviving son of Philip... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 125725
CARY, John. A NEW MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF PRUSSIA, WITH ITS DIVISIONS INTO PROVINCES AND GOVERNMENTS; FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES.
1811Clear and accurate map of Prussia in what is now northern Poland and Lithuania. Title at top left, four scales below. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'. Cary's New Universal Atlas,... Learn More£220.00
Stock Code: 56249
CARY, John. A NEW MAP OF THE KINGDOM OF PORTUGAL DIVIDED INTO ITS PROVINCES, FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES.
1811A fine map of the kingdom of Portugal with part of Spain. Title at top left with scales below. John Cary was considered 'the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers'. Tooley says, 'As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch'. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 55069
BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis L'Angleterre divisée en 5 grandes Parties, subdivisée en 52 comtes, et partagée en 2 Provinces Ecclésiastiques....
1766A decorative and informative map of England. A central map with cartouche containing the British coat of arms, two panels either side containing written information and the whole enclosed in a decorative border. Learn More£195.00
Stock Code: 52644
Engraved by J & C Walker THE NORTHERN PROVINCES OF SWEDEN AND NORWAY WITH PART OF RUSSIA.
London : 1844Benevolent societies with the intention to disseminate knowledge were a distinguishing feature of the Victorian age. SDUK was founded in 1827 by John, Earl Russell and Henry Brougham, later Lord Chancellor of England.
The Society published books that were deemed to be of high educational worth but with an affordable price.
These fine... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 55844
CARY, John. A NEW MAP OF THE UNITED PROVINCES &c
1811A fine detailed map of The Netherlands with title on top left and scales below. John Cary is considered by some to be the finest of English cartographers. His maps, although not the most decorative, appeal for their clarity, detail and the precision of engraving. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping the UK, they used John Cary's style... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 55057
BOWEN, Emanuel. A NEW and CORRECT MAP of the Seven UNITED PROVINCES. Drawn from the most approved Maps and Charts; the whole being regulated by Astronomical Observations. By Eman; Bowen.
c1745Detailed map of the Netherlands with an ornamental cartouche at upper left. Emmanuel Bowen was one of the leading English mapmakers of the eighteenth-century, and was cartographer to both the French and English Royal Courts. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 56649
CARY, John. A New Map of the United Provinces.
1808John Cary was an important and prolific London map seller, engraver, globe and scientific instrument maker. This example is his excellent map of The Netherlands, its Extends from Flanders in the south to Emden in the north. Amsterdam is the capital, whilst the seat of government in in The Hague. The city of Rotterdam is Europe's busiest port. This attractive... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 64063
CARY, John. FRANCE DIVIDED INTO ITS PROVINCES.
1808This beautiful map, accurate and concise, is from John Cary's Universal Atlas. This was a compact version of his General Atlas, and shows the high standard of design, printing, and geographical accuracy that has led many to consider Cary as the finest of English map-makers. Learn More£95.00
Stock Code: 53937
AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Acts of Parliament relating to the Revolutionary period and its aftermath, 1770-1807.
London : [1770-1807]A remarkable collection of British Acts of Parliament relating to trade with the American colonies and subsequently with the fledgling republic. The collection documents the role of parliament in instigating the American Revolution through mercantilist policies, its continued assertion of its sovereignty during the War of Independence, and the ongoing... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 130669
SECOND SINO-JAPANESE WAR. Showa 23-nen Shina Jihen shussei kinen shashincho :Hokushi sensen hen [in Japanese: A photograph album in memory of soldiers at the front lines during the China-Japan Conflict of 1937-1938].
Tokyo : 1938First edition of this uncommon Japanese propaganda piece recording the opening campaigns of the Japanese in the Second Sino-Japanese War. Japan's failure to defeat China in this war became the key dynamic for what happened in Asia during the Second World War. In his award-winning study of the conflict - China's War with Japan, 1937-1945: The Struggle... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114232
MOLL, Herman. A New and Exact Map of Spain
 1730A wonderful, large scale map of Spain and Portugal by the prolific and well regarded German émigré to London; Herman Moll. This wonderful map is embellished by a decorative title cartouche to 'His Grace John, Duke of Argile &c General to His Majesties Forces in Spain..' Each separate province, of Kingdom in Spain is delineated with outline colour.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 66008
WYLLY, Harold Carmichael. From the Black Mountain to Waziristan.
London : 1912First edition, first impression, of this valuable survey of the North-West Frontier Province. This copy inscribed by Wylly on the front free endpaper; "Mrs. Victor Rhodes, with best wishes from her sincere friend, the Author, 4 Sept. 1924", Rhodes armorial bookplate to the front pastedown, and a two page autograph letter signed from Wylly presenting... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 117712
SKINNER, Captain Thomas. Excursions in India.
London : 1832First edition. Skinner "went with his regiment to India shortly before 1826, and was stationed at Hardwar, in the North-Western Provinces, near the foot of the Himalayas. He made expeditions into the little-known mountainous districts of the area, and described the results of his exploration in this work" (ODNB). The text includes the personal memories,... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 127231