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GREATHED, H. H. Letters written during the Siege of Delhi.
London : 1858First edition. "Appointed Commissioner and Political Agent of Delhi, Greathed (1817-1857) accompanied the British forces during the Siege of Delhi until his death before the city's walls on September 19, 1857. Gathered here are a collection of 116 letters written to his wife in nearby Meerut nearly every day and sometimes twice a day. In a simple, uncomplicated... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 125132
COLQUHOUN, James Andrew Sutherland, Major. With the Kurram Field Force, 1878-79.
London : 1881First edition. An excellent account of the formation and operations of General Roberts's expeditionary force. Captain Colquhoun, arrived only in time for the action on Peiwar Kotal, but compiled a detailed account of the preparation of the force and its advance from the diary of Major Collett, the assistant quartermaster-general. Colquhoun, a Royal... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 127107
WATHEN, James. Journal of a Voyage, in 1811 and 1812, to Madras and China;
London : 1814First edition of this attractive, informative and well-illustrated travelogue. In 1811, Wathen (1751-1828), a glover from Hereford occupied his retirement with numerous expeditions mostly within the British Isles, and many written up for Gentlemen's Magazine, to which he was a frequent contributor. In 1811 he sailed to India and China with Captain James... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 142461
VARTHEMA, Ludovico di. Ludovici Patritii Romani novum itinerarium Aethiopiae: Aegypti: utriusque Arabiae: Persidis: Siriae: ac Indiae: intra et extra Ganges.
Milan : 1511]Notably rare first Latin edition of Varthema's influential account of his undercover travel through the Ottoman Empire, Safavid Persia, and India, "one of the most remarkable travel books of the Renaissance" (Blackmer), a copy with significant provenance, from the library of the highly cultured imperial secretary Jacopo Bannisio, with his ownership... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 142207
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
INGLIS, James. Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier.
London : 1878First edition. Inglis (1845-1908) was the son of a Scottish clergyman. "In 1866 he went to India at the instigation of his brother Alexander, a Calcutta tea merchant, and became an indigo planter in Bihar and the North-West Provinces. He revelled in tiger shooting and pigsticking, and published sporting verses, Tirhoot Rhymes (Calcutta, 1873), under... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 121134
PRICE, David. Chronological Retrospect, or Memoirs of the Principal Events of Mahommedan History.
London : 1821First edition sheets with title pages dated 1821 and issued by the publishers on completion of the work, uncommon. A significant work by the orientalist and army officer David Price (1762-1835), who saw action in the Third Anglo-Mysore War against Tipu Sultan, and, on retiring from the East India Company's service, settled in Wales and "devoted himself... Learn More£5,500.00
Stock Code: 107059
HENDLEY, Thomas Holbein. Handbook to the Jeypore Museum.
Calcutta : 1895First and only edition. Guidebook to the Jeypore Museum (now the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur) written by the museum's curator Colonel Hendley of the Bengal Medical service eight years after the building had been inaugurated and illustrated with detailed and attractive photo-chromo-lithographed plates by William Griggs, the pioneer of the process.
Rudyard... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 129923
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
WHITE, J. Claude. Sikhim & Bhutan: Twenty-One Years on the North-East Frontier 1887-1908.
London : 1909First edition, first impression, of this important and handsomely produced work, comprising some excellent photographs and finely-detailed photogravures captured by the author. White (1853-1918) was a British political officer, residing in the Himalayas for a little over two decades. He initially served as Executive Engineer with the Indian Public Works... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 138614
WARD, William. Account of the Writings, Religion, and Manners, of the Hindoos:
Serampore : 1811The first volume was first published in 1806, but no copies traced, this full edition being issued in 1811 from the Mission Press that Ward laboured so hard to establish. Extremely uncommon, just one set traced at auction, maybe 20 locations institutionally. Trained as a printer, and working in that capacity on various newspapers in the Midlands, and... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 102883
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
LAWRENCE-ARCHER, James Henry, Capt. Commentaries on the Punjab Campaign, 1848-49.
London : 1878First edition of this uncommon and important narrative of the Second Sikh War (1848-49), combining eye-witness account with an overview of the campaign, this copy in a nice example of the original cloth binding; the author served with the 24th Foot at both Chillianwalla and Gujrat and gives excellent detail of both battles.
"The objective of... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 106999
PRINSEP, Henry Thoby. Origin of the Sikh Power in the Punjab, and the Political Life of Muha-Raja Runjeet Singh,
Calcutta : 1834First and only contemporary edition of this highly authentic account, based on probably the most accurate first-hand report on the life and times of Ranjit Singh. The portrait of the maharajah was taken from the life by a noted Indian portraitist and engraved by the Indian master-engraver of the Calcutta mint. Extremely uncommon on the market, no auction... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 139506
PRINSEP, Henry Thoby. Note on the Historical Results, deducible from recent Discoveries in Afghanistan.
London : 1844First edition. Prinsep (1792-1878) was a long-time "servant of John Company" and "recognized as one of ablest men in the service" (ODNB). On his retirement in 1843 after over 30 years in the sub-continent, he and his wife Sara, sister to Julia Margaret Cameron, set up in Little Holland House where their salon was "one of the artistic and literary centres... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127436
WESTON, Stephen. Extracts from a Journal in the Months of June, July, August, and September, in the Year 1819.
London : 1820First and only edition. Stephen Weston, (1747-1830), antiquary, classical scholar, and minor Shakespearian. Educated Eton, and Exeter College, Oxford. "Weston accompanied Sir Charles Warwick Bampfylde of Devon as his tutor in a long tour of the continent. As a result of this tour he conceived a passion for travel and a particular love for France and,... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139891
RIBBENTROP, Berthold. Hints on Arboriculture in the Panjab;
Lahore : 1873First edition of this uncommon work, inscribed "With best regards Berthold Ribbentrop". The author, an influential German forestry expert, was instrumental in the establishment of the forestry administration, initially out of military and economic considerations, but which over time came to have considerable ecological and environmental impact. Ribbentrop... Learn More£1,950.00
Stock Code: 136333
ADLEY, Charles Coles. The Story of the Telegraph in India.
London : 1866First edition. Uncommon, just four locations on Library Hub - BL, Oxford, Cambridge, and NLS - WorldCat adds MIT only. Adley dedicates the book to Robert Wygram Crawford, chairman of the Commons committee on East India Telegraphic and Postal communications, and also of The East India Railway Company, as another who has "ceaselessly advocated measures... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 99968
HOWISON, John. European Colonies, in Various Parts of the World,
London : 1834First edition, well represented institutionally but commercially uncommon; a most attractively presented copy in a superior contemporary binding. John Howison (1797-1859) was a Scot who from 1818 to 1820 travelled in Quebec and Ontario, and whose Sketches of Canada (1821), published when he was still in his mid-twenties, "was an immediate success and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120995
RENNELL, James. The Marches of The British Armies in the Peninsula of India during the Campaigns of 1790 and 1791.
London : 1792Second edition, same year as the first. Third Anglo-Mysore War. Uncommon, and detailed account drawn from official accounts of Cornwallis and Medows's campaigns against Tipu Sultan down to the Battle of Arakere in May 1791. Tipu's army was routed and retreated into Seringapatam, but the British forces were forced to return to Bangalore by the problems... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 86803
LANSDOWNE, Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, fifth marquess of. Speeches of the Marquis of Lansdowne, Viceroy and Governor General of India.
Calcutta : 1894First and only edition, one of 110 copies, rare: among British and Irish institutional libraries Library Hub locates only the copy at the British Library; WorldCat adds a single copy worldwide, at Bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine at Nanterre (described in a note as "Rel. arm." - presumably "reliure armorial" - i.e. an armorial... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 116668
LAWRENCE, Henry Montgomery. Some Passages in the Life of an Adventurer in the Punjab.
Delhi : 1842First edition, extremely uncommon, just two copies - BL and Oxford - on Library Hub, WorldCat adds five more - NYPL, Yale, Harvard, universities of Minnesota and Missouri. One of the earliest commercial productions of this press, all Delhi imprints before 1850 are uncommon. Excellent copy of Lawrence's "fictionalised memoirs of Colonel Bellasis who... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 107518
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
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
MCCRINDLE, John Watson. The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea:
Bombay : 1879First edition. An extension of Vincent's interpretation of the Periplus through access to Bombay government papers. The Periplus was an account written in the middle of the first century C.E. describing the routes and commercial opportunities to be accessed from Rome's Egyptian ports along the coast of the Red Sea, Northeast Africa and the Indian... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 98667
HOUGH, William. A Brief History of the Bhopal Principality in Central India.
Calcutta : 1845First edition of this conspicuously uncommon history of Bhopal - at the time of publication under the protection of the presidency of Bengal - consolidating "all the information to be obtained in printed works" (p. v); Library Hub cites copies at just five British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Manchester, SOAS, Oxford, Southampton), WorldCat... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122391
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
KAYE, John William. The Administration of the East India Company; A History of Indian Progress.
London : 1853First edition. "I offer this volume to the public as a contribution to the general stock of information relating to India and her affairs - information which, in the present juncture, it is very desirable to possess. It contains much that is scattered over a great number of printed books, and much besides that is not to be found in any printed books"... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 143646
GRIGGS, William. 18 Plates of Ornamental Tiles Collected By the Afghan Boundary Commission.
London : First and sole edition, extremely uncommon, V & A and BL only in UK, WorldCat adds another 10 locations. A striking set of plates of ornamental tiles collected by the Afghan Boundary Commission, a joint Anglo-Russian project, active between 1884 and 1886, to set Afghanistan's northern border. A team travelled through Herat, Bala Murghab, Mazar-i-Sharif... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 129429
HOLLINGBERY, William. A History of His Late Highness Nizam Alee Khaun, Soobah of the Dekhan.
Calcutta : 1805First edition of this very scarce account of the Deccan and its rulers, that area of southern India that included the state of Hyderabad, with a focus on the life of the ruler Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II (1734-1803), who had recently assisted the British in the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, which concluded with the death of Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam in... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 122403
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
BELLEW, Henry Walter. The History of Cholera in India from 1862 to 1881
London : 1885First edition thus of this important contribution to the literature of the disease. The conclusions of this substantial work, based on painstaking statistical surveys, are considered among the best-judged of the period, and remain epidemiologically sound.
"The almost invariable validity of Bellew's general statements on locality and climate... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 82407
(UZBEKISTAN.) Uzbekskaia SSR na vsesoiuznoy selskohoziaistvennoy vystavke 1939 goda. [i.e. Uzbek Soviet Republic on the All-Union Agrarian Exhibition of 1939].
Moscow : 1940First and only edition, one of 4000 copies, but fragile. Uncommon, just 6 copies traced on WorldCat, all in the United States. A celebration of the Uzbek contribution to the Agrarian Exhibition that opened in 1939 at the VDNKh - The Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy - in Moscow and ran till 1941. It had originally been intended as a three-month... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 119917
(RUSSIA; Moscow.) A'lbom zdaniy, prinadlezhavschih Moskovskomy gorodskomu upravleniyu. (Album of the municipal buildings of Moscow.)
Moscow : [1912-13]Superb and extremely scarce photographic record of pre-Revolution Moscow, captured in a series of quite stunning images by one of the foremost Russian photographers of the period, P. P. Pavlov. Among the many subjects featured here are schools, hospitals, orphanages, public housing, gasworks, tram depots, abbatoirs, and administrative buildings, focusing... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 131502
ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart. An Account of the Kingdom of Caubul and its Dependencies in Persia, Tartary, and India.
London : 1815First edition of this superbly detailed regional study, compiled by the ambassador, and which continued to inform British policy on the north-western frontier until the 1840s, well-illustrated by a series of costume plates, which are closer to individuated portraits than the "types" usually encountered in such works.
Elphinstone stands out as... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 105235
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
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
CAMPBELL, Lawrence Dundas. A Reply to the Strictures of the Edinburgh Review;
London : 1808Third edition. This work is a reply to an allegedly "unprecedented attack" on Richard Wellesley's administration as Governor-General of Bengal by the Edinburgh Review in 1807. The Edinburgh Review published a review of Robert Orme's Historical Fragments of the Mogul Empire (1805) in which the editors "passed some strictures on the general policy of... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 118093
MOOR, John Henry. Notices of the Indian Archipelago, and Adjacent Countries;
Singapore : 1837First edition of one of the earliest books published in Singapore, comprising of articles first published in the Singapore Chronicle, Singapore's first newspaper, between 1824 and 1834. The proposed second part was never published. This valuable resource includes articles which would now otherwise be lost, as there are no known surviving copies... Learn More£28,500.00
Stock Code: 132433
POLUPANOV, Stefan Nikolaevich. Arkhitekturnie pamiatniki Samarkanda [i.e. The Architectural Monuments of Samarkand]
Moscow : 1948First edition. "Official" study of the ancient mosques of Samarkand, suggestive of then current developments in Soviet architectural doctrine. The author Stefan Polupanov (1904-1957) was a leading Tashkent-based architect; "A graduate of the Kharkov Artistic-Construction Institute, Polupanov enjoyed a long career in Tashkent city planning " (Stronski,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133933
MASSON, Charles François Philibert. Secret memoirs of the Court of Petersburg: Particularly Towards the End of the Reign of Catharine II. and the Commencement of that of Paul I.
London : 1800First edition in English, following publication in French the same year. Masson (1762-1807) had been a French member of the Russian court, and to their displeasure revealed many of their salacious secrets in the present work. This present English translation has some of the more sordid anecdotes removed, "the grossness of which would undoubtedly outrage... Learn More£225.00
Stock Code: 131422
MACPHERSON, David. The History of the European Commerce with India.
London : 1812First edition, first impression. Macpherson's most celebrated work was his Annals of Commerce, Fisheries and Navigation, which established him as a leading authority on the history of Britain's overseas trade. This, his final work, "opposed Adam Smith's view that the East India Company's monopoly was detrimental to the development of trade... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 118117
MEAD, Henry. The Sepoy Revolt.
London : 1857First editon. "According to Chaudhuri this is one of the, if not the, earliest work on the Mutiny" (Sorsky). Mead, who worked as a journalist in India for ten years, was very critical of the East India Company and British actions in India, though not the colonial project as a whole. "If Heaven had not great work for us to do in the East, the cruelty,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 127447
SHOWERS, Charles Lionel. A Missing Chapter of the Indian Mutiny.
London : 1888First edition of this account of the Indian Mutiny of 1857-8 written from the unpublished letters and diaries of the British Resident in the Mewar States of Rajputana during the mutiny, Charles Lionel Showers (1816-1895). This work contains information that Showers did not include in his official reports to the Government. It includes descriptions of... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 129432
WOOSNAM MILLS, H. The Pathan Revolt in North-West India.
Labore : 1897First edition of this "attempt to bring together in the convenient form of a narrative the leading features of the present Frontier disturbances to the end of the Mohamand Campaign" of 1897 (preface). Winston Churchill accompanied the punitive expedition, commanded by Major-General Sir Bindon Blood, as a second lieutenant and war correspondent for the... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 129344
GEARY, Grattan. Burma, after the Conquest,
London : 1886First edition of this "detailed description of Upper Burma at the time of the annexation" (Speake). Grattan Geary (d. 1900) was "editor of the Times of India, and subsequently acquired the Bombay Gazette where the present work was printed, took a prominent part in Bombay municipal affairs and was at one time Chairman of the Corporation. An... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 133453
CLARK, Robert Sterling, & Arthur de C. Sowerby. Through Shên-kan: the account of the Clark Expedition in North China, 1908-9.
London : 1912First edition, first impression. This work is an account of the 1908-9 expedition to the Shensi and Kansu provinces of northern China, funded by Robert Sterling Clark, heir to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune. Clark was joined by the naturalist and writer, Arthur de Carle Sowerby and here they recount their travels along with observations on geography,... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 129306
WEBB, John. An Historical Essay Endeavoring a Probability That the Language Of the Empire of China is the Primitive Language.
London : 1669First edition, an influential treatise proposing Chinese as the original language, and one of the earliest books in English discussing Chinese culture in any depth. The architect John Webb, a pupil of Inigo Jones, argued that Noah could be identified with the legendary king Yao; that he had withdrawn from the tribes whose languages were confounded at... Learn More£13,750.00
Stock Code: 128767
FORREST, G.W. (ed.) Selections from the Letters, Despatches, and other State Papers preserved in the Bombay Secretariat. Home Series Vol. I [& II].
Bombay : 1887First edition. Uncommon. Some of the first fruits of Forrest's archival work which was to lead to the establishment of the Imperial Record Office in Calcutta, in 1884 " he was seconded to examine the records preserved in the Bombay secretariat - a task which bore fruit in a Maratha (1885) and a home (1887) series of state papers. In April 1888, after... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 111543
HÜGEL, Carl Freiherrn von. Travels in Kashmir and the Panjab,
London : 1845First edition of this English translation, a narrative travelogue from the finest and most detailed study of the region made during the nineteenth century. Possessed of a short but select list of subscribers, including Mountstuart Elphinstone, Capt. Beaufort, Pottinger, Prinsep, Claude Wade, Malcolm, and Vigne, this work is uncommon on the market, just... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 139471
SULLIVAN, Edward The Bungalow and the Tent.
London : 1854First edition. Sullivan, the son of Rear-Admiral Sir Charles Sullivan, was a travel writer whose prose was replete with "true, fresh vivacity, energy, generosity of mind, quickness of observation, and instinct for fun" (The Living Age, Vol. XXXV p. 568). Here Sullivan describes a trip where, "with understated fortitude, he notes being left in the 'agreeable'... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 127198
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
JERVIS, Humphrey. Narrative of a Journey to the Falls of the Cavery;
London : 1834First edition of this uncommon and attractively illustrated work: three copies traced at auction, eight in UK libraries, and two world-wide; the list of subscribers records 256 copies printed.
Jervis was an officer in the 62nd (Wiltshire) Regiment of Foot, which was deployed to India in 1830 and was initially garrisoned at Bangalore, helping... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 117250
HODSON, Vernon Charles Paget. List of the Officers of the Bengal Army, 1758-1834.
London : 1927-46First edition of this extremely uncommon and indispensable reference work, containing over 7,000 records and much improved and expanded from its predecessor, Dodwell and Miles's Alphabetical List, which was published in 1838. There was an 18-year hiatus between the publication of the second and third volumes, and the dust jackets of the first two volumes... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 121238
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
GUNSAULUS, Helen C. Japanese Sword-Mounts in the Collection of the Field Museum of Natural History.
Millwood, NY : 1976Kraus reprint edition of Publication 216 in the Field Museum's Anthropological Series, Volume XVI of 1923. An exceptional work on Japanese sword mounts. The author describes sword types, the major schools and sword-smiths, providing a list of signatures, and locations of the great forges. Learn More£45.00
Stock Code: 107860
TOD, James. Annals and Antiquities of Rajasthan, or the Central and Western Rajpoot States of India.
Calcutta : 1877-9First Calcutta edition of "the first systematic introduction of the Rajputs to the European world" (Freitag, Serving Empire, Serving Nation, p. 25). This copy designated the second on the title page. It is, in fact, second Indian edition based on the text of the 1829-32 Smith, Elder & Co. first. The plates were adapted from those in the London edition... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 129011
NECHAYEV, Alexay Vasilievich. Po gornoi Bukharie. putevye ocherki [In the mountains of Bukhara. Travel Stories].
St Petersburg : 1914First edition. In 1906 Alexksay Vasilievich Nechayev (1864-1915), a paleontologist and geologist from Kazan, made a trip into the Bukhara for the purposes of a scientific survey. However, the present work is his account of the everyday life and traditions of the local people in this isolated locale. The expedition extended into the mountainous areas... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 110611
SHEPHERD, J. W. A Personal Narrative of the Outbreak and Massacre at Cawnpore During the Sepoy Revolt of 1857.
Lucknow : 1886First edition thus, revised and enlarged from the first edition in book form of 1879. This new edition features extracts from Mowbray Thomson's The Story of Cawnpore (1859) and aims to provide "as complete and interesting a 'record of facts connected with the Cawnpore massacre of 1857', as it is possible for a providentially escaped survivor... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 129379
FERGUSSON, James. Tree and Serpent Worship: or Illustrations of Mythology and Art in India in the First and Fourth Centuries after Christ.
London : 1868First edition, Edward Burne-Jones's copy, of this superb example of an early photographically illustrated book involving three of the key players in the development of the form: James Fergusson, one of Victorian Britain's most prominent architectural historians, William Griggs, the inventor of the photolithographic process, and Lieut. James Waterhouse,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 120060