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FRUNEAU, René. Collection of six scarce works on navigation, hydrography, meteorology, and astronomy published at Nantes.
Nantes : 1829-33First editions of a group of rather eccentric theoretical papers on a range of matters maritime by an "ancien marin Nantaise", based in his experiences as a ship's captain in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans. In his introduction to the first "opuscule" Fruneau insists that he is not seeking patronage (Certes! l'intérêt ni autres motifs n'ont... Learn More£6,000.00
Stock Code: 67938
GREAVES, Edwin. Notes on the Grammar of the Rámáyan of Tulsí Dás.
Benares : 1895First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed at the head of the title page, "Mrs. Partridge, with best wishes, fr. the author"; this highly uncommon work concerns the Ramcharitmanas ("Sacred Lake of the Acts of Rama") by the Indian poet Tulsidas (1543?-1623), which "remains the most popular version of the story of the Hindu deity Rama"... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 141124
STACY, Lewis Robert. The Narrative of Lieutenant Colonel L. R. Stacy.
Serampore : 1844First and only edition, scarce, "printed though not published for private circulation among the author's friends"; the clipped bookseller's catalogue description present here states that only 20 copies were printed, a number corroborated by University of California (Berkeley) and Bodleain; apart from these copies only two other locations are cited... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 122379
MALCOLM, John, Sir. Sketch of the Sikhs;
London : 1812First edition of this scarce account of Sikhism, the cornerstone of later publications on the topic, annotated over four pages by a British Officer who interacted with the Sikhs during his service. This "preliminary effort" (Khurana, p. 22) on the subject sheds some light on the history of the Sikhs, their countries and government, and their religion.... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 135209
DE GAURY, Gerald, & H. V. F. Winstone, (eds). The Road to Kabul.
London : 1981Superb presentation copy of the first edition of this anthology of work by travellers in Central Asia, signed by the author, and with a letter presenting the book to Robert Heber-Percy, 'The Mad Boy', young lover of the eccentric Lord Berners, with whom de Gaury became fascinated, and who accompanied him on his delicate diplomatic mission to visit Ibn... Learn More£275.00
Stock Code: 141824
ZINSERLING, Vladimir. Oroshenie na Amu-Darie [Irrigation on the Amu Darya].
Moscow : 1927First and only edition, just 2000 copies, rare, no copies traced on WorldCat. Immensely detailed logistical study towards large-scale irrigation schemes for the agricultural exploitation of the extensive steppes of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. This copy a superb association copy inscribed in purple ink on the title page by the author: "To Academician... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 121726
MACNAIR, Harley Farnsworth. The Chinese Abroad:
Shanghai : 1925First edition, second impression, of this uncommon study written against the background of the passing of the Asian Exclusion Act in 1924, one of a group of such immigration acts of that year. MacNair's work relates the history of legal protections and treaty stipulations offered by China to the country's immigrants, and including descriptions of the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 115885
SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR - ESPOSITO, Vincent J., Brigadier-General (ed.). The West Point Atlas of American Wars.
New York : 1964A remarkable copy of this classic work, first published in 1959. Inscribed on the front free endpaper; "To His Royal Highness Prince Brigadier Abdul Wali on the occasion of your visit to The United States Military Academy, D. V. Bennett, Major General, USA, 11 March 1968". The set was presented as a memento to the Sandhurst-trained deputy commander... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 128934
ALI, Shahamat. The Sikhs and Afghans,
London : 1846First edition of this unusual and uncommon travelogue of the north-west frontier, written by the expedition leader's Indian-born munshi and inscribed by him to the earl of Shaftesbury. A highly desirable copy, unopened, unrestored in the original cloth, and with an appealing association. The title is fairly well represented institutionally, but commercially... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 139555
CUNYNGHAME, Sir Arthur Thurlow. An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China, a Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to other Islands in the Chinese Seas.
London : 1844First 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 lord chancellor, was commissioned... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 112176
NAPIER, Charles James, & William Francis Patrick Napier (ed.) Defects, Civil and Military, of the Indian Government.
London : 1853First edition, family association copy. Ownership inscription of George Thomas Napier, brother of both Charles James Napier and his editor William Francis Patrick Napier. Charles James Napier had been Commander in Chief in India, and had resigned after a disagreement with Lord Dalhousie, the governor-general; the book is a vindication of his actions,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 122130
FRANCKLIN, William. Tracts, political, geographical, and commercial, on the dominions of Ava.
London : 1811First edition. Scarce with only 4 locations on Library Hub. Inscribed on the front pastedown to Major William Yule, father of Sir Henry Yule, on 28th June 1829. William Yule served in the East India company and "gained some knowledge of oriental literature. He retired from India in 1806, and his valuable collection of Persian and Arabic manuscripts... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 128631
EDWARDES, Sir Herbert Benjamin. Memorials of the Life and Letters,
London : 1886First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed warmly across the half-title in each volume, "Percy Alderson from Lady Herbert Edwardes in Memory of the first step into the well-trodden field of Military Life. December 1893, Brighton", and quoting stanzas two, five, seven and eight from Longfellow's "A Psalm of Life" (1838).
Uncommon,... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 137806
WOLFF, Joseph. Narrative of a Mission to Bokhara, in the Years 1843-1845.
Edinburgh and London : 1848Presentation copy inscribed on the half-title "To Richard Massie from his friend Joseph Wolff, to whom he has been of great use during his visit to Mrs Howsen at Liverpool. Liverpool 5 February 1850". The dedicand is perhaps the eccentric hymnologist Richard Massie from nearby Coddington, who was well known for wearing a red wig and tall beaver hat.... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 128956
OUTRAM, James. The Conquest of Scinde.
Edinburgh and London : 1846First edition, presentation copy of Outram's account of the controversial annexation of Sind, inscribed "With the author's Complements" on the half-title of volume 1, probably in a secretarial hand. Having been specifically requested by Napier as commissioner for the treaty terms, Outram came to identify so closely with the position of the amirs and... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 120230
OLUFSEN, Ole. The Emir of Bokhara and his Country.
Copenhagen : 1911First 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 back more than 700 artefacts... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 104298
GOLF; JAPAN - WHITE, Cyril T. H. Commonplace book containing documents relating to cruises on the China Station and elsewhere.
1890-1906A naval officer's commonplace book from the last years of the 19th century containing rare ephemera, notably two printed documents of 1897 relating to the Hakodate Golf Club. These both predate the accepted date for the foundation of the "first golf club in Japan", at Kobe in 1901. Hakodate, on the northern island of Hokkaido, was the first Japanese... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 117485
CHINDITS. Collection of material relating to Wingate's Chindits and their campaigns in Burma.
1940s-80s]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 press photographs, and... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 65880
THOUMIN, Richard. L'Asie Occidentale.
Damascus : 1928First edition, presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "1er Lieutenant Myssen ?". Scarce with six locations on WorldCat and only one on Library Hub (Oxford).
In the 1920s and 30s Thoumin, professor at the Damascus Military College, wrote several geographical works, focusing particularly on Damascus and Beirut.... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 129957
SIRÉN, Osvald. Early Chinese Paintings.
London : 1938Limited edition, number 294 of 750 copies, inscribed by A. W. Bahr on the limitation page: "the 18th September 1958. To Marjorie Phelps Starr, every good wishes for your gifted appreciation and understanding of the great Chinese pictorial art. With great hopes for your own personal expressions. Sincerely your well wishing friend O. W. Bahr Ridgefield,... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145347
HAMAGUCHI, O., & Talbot Clifton. Fortune Telling by Japanese Swords.
London : 1905First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Clifton on the title page "to Charles Holmes from the author Talbot Clifton, 1905".
This work, translated by the hunter and explorer John Talbot Clifton (1868-1928), collects together "two or three books on fortune telling by swords" which Clifton discovered "while wandering in... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 147665
BIBLIOGRAPHY - HUNTER, Dard. Papermaking by Hand in India.
New York : 1939First edition, first printing, number 88 of 370 copies only, signed by the author and the publisher on the limitation page. This uncommon work is rare still in the original slipcase and accompanied by the publisher's original four-page prospectus.
William Joseph "Dard" Hunter (1883-1966) had begun his career in East Aurora, New York with a job... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 149901
HORNSTRA, Rob. Communism & Cowgirls.
Utrecht : 2004First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper, one of 250 copies. This bilingual work, with text in both Dutch and English, is included in Parr and Badger's The Photobook: A History Volume III.
Stock Code: 125462
MANEN, Bertien van. East Wind West Wind.
Amsterdam : 2001First edition, first impression, signed by the photographer on the front free endpaper. In this work Bertien van Manen (b.1942) uses a snapshot aesthetic to create an intimate view into Chinese life. Her photographs are accompanied by text by the Dutch writer Ian Buruma, in both English and Chinese. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 125445
IDRIESS, Ion L. Gold-Dust and Ashes.
Sydney : 1933First 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 governorship. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 129270
WISE, Henry. An Analysis of One Hundred Voyages to and from India, China &c.,
London : 1839First edition, presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to the Governor of Bombay, "The Honourable Mountstuart Elphinstone, with the author's respects", with Elphinstone's subsequent Carberry Tower library label to the front pastedown. Elphinstone (1779-1859) was a Scottish statesman and historian appointed to the civil... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 146318
LAWSON, Charles A., At Home on Furlough.
Madras : 1868First edition. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Tudor Trevor, from the author. 18th Nov. 1868, Madras". The recipient was a fellow immigrant and director of the Madras civil orphan asylums. This work is a collection of letters, the majority of which were first published in the Madras Times between September 1866... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 119206
MALLETT, Alfred J. Small naval archive including original notice board announcement of VJ Day from submarine HM Submarine Terrapin.
1927-62Slight and slightly scruffy, this nevertheless remains an evocative assemblage of documents from an extraordinarily long and highly distinguished naval career. Perhaps the "star" item being the two-page "Notice Board Copy", pencil on naval message pad, of the announcement of VJ Day from the submarine Terrapin, which was at that point returning via Suez... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142705
HARRER, Heinrich. Seven Years in Tibet.
New York : 1954First US edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed twice on the frontispiece recto "To Mr. Edwards with my very best wishes, from H. Harrer two lines of Tibetan script Washington, Oct. 1954" and "March 1955. In the meantime I have the pleasure and privilige sic to call above 'Mr.' my friend 'Toppy' Heinrich". This is a great association copy.
The... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 146477
YATES, Elizabeth Upham. Glimpses into Chinese Homes.
Boston : 1887First edition, inscribed by the author to a fellow Maine suffragist on the front free endpaper, "Mrs. Ann Greely, with kind regards, the author, Dec. 25 1890", with Greely's book label to front pastedown. This edition is now uncommon, especially inscribed, the present copy in notably attractive condition.
The recipient, Ann Jarvis Greely (1831-1914),... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 141614
UZBEKISTAN - VVEDENSKII, I. View of Samarkand - Greater Eid, Registan during morning prayer.
?Moscow : 1894-97This wonderfully lively view, numbered 74 in VVedenskii's series of Samarkand scenes, shows crowds gathering before the Ulugh Beg Madrasah, food-sellers under improvised canopies thronged by celebrants in picturesque bekasab chapans, with part of the facade of the Tilya Kori Madrasah visible in the background. VVedensky "worked in Samarkand in the 1890s.... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 128897