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MILNER, Thomas. The Gallery of Geography: A Pictorial and Descriptive Tour of the World.
London : 1864First edition, an attractively bound copy. Little is known about the author, Rev. Thomas Milner, d.1882, whose numerous publications involved science, religion and travel, and enjoyed great success in both Great Britain and America. As mentioned, this copy is missing one plate and has therefore been priced accordingly. Learn More£185.00
Stock Code: 136880
BEDFORD, Francis, & W. M. Thompson. The Holy Land, Egypt, Constantinople, Athens, etc. etc.
London : [c. 1866-7]First edition thus, notably scarce, comprising some superb views of Egypt (10), Palestine (23), Lebanon (8), Syria (1), Constantinople (3), and Athens (3). Francis Bedford (1815-1894), one of the most important photographers of the period, his work characterised by it "rich tonalities" (ODNB), was the first photographer to accompany a Royal Tour.
In... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 142282
LAWRENCE, T. E. Oriental Assembly.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, a bright copy in a particularly attractive example of the jacket. Oriental Assembly contains all the hitherto uncollected writings by Lawrence about the East, including the first publication for the general public of the suppressed introductory chapter of Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
The work also includes the diary... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 143030
CATLIN, George. North American Indians.
Edinburgh : 1903A handsomely produced edition. A young lawyer turned portraitist, Catlin set out in 1830 from his home in Pennsylvania to record on canvas the indigenous tribes of North America and their way of life. His eight years among the major tribes of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains resulted in his "Indian Gallery," an enormous collection of artefacts... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142390
YACOUBI, Ahmed. Alchemist's Cookbook.
Tuscon : 1972First edition, first paperback printing, signed by the author on the title page and in beautiful condition. This collection of 125 recipes "based on the ancient science of Moroccan cuisine" is uncommonly found signed. It collects recipes such as "soup to cure jealousy" and "how to be gentle to your brains" alongside "rainy day greens" and "fancy goats... Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 144397
SMITH, Charles, & Walter Harris. The Antient and Present State of the County of Down.
Dublin : 1744First edition of The Antient and Present State, here combined unusually with the first London edition of its parent work, A Topographical and Chorographical Survey, presented in a very well preserved plain period binding.
Charles Smith (c. 1715 - 1762), the moving force behind this important book, could be described as an Irish John Aubrey,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 141048
KERSHAW, James, & William Daniell. Views in the Burman Empire.
London : First and sole edition, rare, "Kershaw's views were among the first to present images of Burma to the British public" (British Library); this copy with the distinct advantage of the beautiful plates being clean and the subtle original hand-colouring bright.
Glowing reviews for this fine suite of plates were published in Smith, Elder's The Byron... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 137687
DUCAREL, Andrew Coltée Anglo-Norman Antiquities considered, in a Tour through Part of Normandy.
London : 1767First edition and only edition of this "pioneer study of comparative mediaeval architecture" (ODNB), which importantly drew attention to the Bayeux Tapestry, containing one of the earliest detailed accounts of it, illustrated with seven finely engraved plates, one of them folding. A handsome copy with a fine noble provenance.
Born in Paris of... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 141932
PARSONS, Abraham. Travels in Asia and Africa; including a Journey from Scanderoon to Aleppo, and over the desert to Bagdad and Bussora;
London : 1808First edition. Little is known of Parson's origins, he was probably born in Bristol, the son of a merchant captain. "In early life he visited many countries in command of merchant vessels, an occupation that suited a man 'naturally fond of novelty, and remarkably inquisitive'" (ODNB). He unsuccessfully tried to establish himself as a merchant in Bristol,... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 99192
GOLDBLATT, David. In Boksburg.
Cape Town : 1982First edition, signed limited issue, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page, "For Daphne - in gratitude, David. September 1982." One of 50 copies signed and numbered by the author on the half-title; issued simultaneously with the trade edition. Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 109922