Search results for: 'RAY, Man.'
CHINA. Second Opium War.An enthralling and richly detailed journal of a decade at sea with the US Navy during the 1850s, recording back-to-back cruises on three sloops-of-war, seeing action in three different arenas: on the Cyane, which shelled Greytown, Nicaragua (1854), the Preble during the Paraguay Expedition (1858) - a flexing of muscle by the US Navy that concluded peaceably... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 127365
WILKINSON, Sir J. Gardner. Dalmatia and Montenegro:
London : 1848First edition, a beautifully bound set of this handsomely illustrated work. Gardner Wilkinson (1797-1875) is better known as "the father of British Egyptology". His trip through south-eastern Europe in 1844 has been described by his biographer, Jason Thompson, as "a good travelogue, equal to some of the best of that popular nineteenth-century genre.... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 120050
ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.
London : 1842-45First edition, with the plates in the proof state, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel); no publication before this astonishing work had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the region.
The... Learn More£57,500.00
Stock Code: 132530
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing, and it was the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing... Learn More£175,000.00
Stock Code: 67119
ROBERTS, David. Egypt & Nubia,
London : 1846-49First edition, in the preferred deluxe coloured format, of "one of the most important and elaborate ventures of 19th-century publishing... the apotheosis of the tinted lithograph" (Abbey Travel). No publication before this had presented so comprehensive a series of views of the monuments, landscape, and people of the Near East. Representing the completion... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 119585
GATACRE, Beatrix. General Gatacre.
London : 1910First edition of this uncommon memoir. Gatacre (1843-1906) was on the Black Mountain Expedition of 1888 (also known as the Hazara Expedition), the Tonhon Expedition in Burma (1889-90), was engaged in the relief of Chitral (1895) and the retaking of the Sudan (1898) and held various commands in South Africa (1899-1900). "Gatacre was a brave, dedicated,... Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 140486
BIRD, Isabella Lucy, as Mrs. J. F. Bishop. The Yangtze Valley and Beyond.
London : 1899First edition of this account of the "archetypal Victorian Lady Traveller's" (Robinson) 15 months and 8,000 miles of travels in China, concluding in 1897, and recounting "the most remarkable of her journeys" (ODNB). It is profusely illustrated and the photos were taken by the author herself.
Isabella Bird (1831-1904) was a remarkable woman who,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 143228
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
PARK, Mungo. Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa:
London : 1799 & 1815First edition of the first work, second and best edition of the posthumous Journal of a Mission (same year as the first). "Until the publication of Park's book in 1799 hardly anything was known of the interior of Africa, apart from the north-east region and coastal areas... Having sent out four expeditions to the Niger, all of which had failed, the... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 132557
CUMMING, Roualeyn Gordon. Five Years of a Hunter's Life in the Far Interior of South Africa.
London : 1850"One of the classics of African big game hunting and exploration a necessary title in the big game library" (Czech). First edition of a book that enjoyed a huge vogue, going through numerous editions during the 19th century in its abridged form and under the more eye-catching title, The Lion Hunter of South Africa.
The extravagantly named Roualeyn... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 143111
RAFFLES, Thomas Stamford. The History of Java.
London : 1817First edition of Raffles's masterful account of Java. Raffles was appointed lieutenant governor of Java in 1811 when the island and its dependencies were occupied by Lord Minto following the annexation of the Netherlands by Napoleon. During the next four years he extended the area of European control and reorganized the Dutch colonial system in the... Learn More£9,500.00
Stock Code: 136364
MALCOLM, Sir John. Observations on the Disturbances in the Madras Army in 1809.
London : 1812First and only edition of Malcolm's defence of his actions during the "White Mutiny" among the officers of the Madras Army. Sparked by the abolition of the "tent contract" moneys for controlled by regimental commanding officers, but fed on accumulating grievances in the East India Company's military the mutiny led to a near complete breakdown of order... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 143555
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
BROUGHTON, Thomas Duer. Letters written in a Mahratta Camp during the Year 1809,
London : 1813First edition, an excellently preserved copy in boards, handsome and uncommon thus. Contains Broughton's account of the Marathas, including detailed observations on various Hindu and Islamic festivals and religious ceremonies. The book is notable as the only British book on India to be illustrated entirely after drawings by an Indian artist, and also... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 131663