Catalogue 173 - Travel and Exploration
Our catalogue, Travel and Exploration, offers a selection from our extensive travel holdings, encompassing books, photographs, autograph letters, and original documentation. From early photography to written accounts by pioneering female travellers, this is a catalogue of discovery, and a testament to the history of human curiosity for the world around us.
(AMERICAN JUDAICA.) Douglass & Aikman's Almanack and Register for the Island of Jamaica:
Kingston : 1781Extremely uncommon. Printed and published by David Douglass and William Aikman, Loyalist refugees from the Revolution in America - Douglass from Charleston, Aikman from Annapolis - this almanac includes, at the conclusion of the calendar proper, on the verso of the leaf bearing a Jamaican historical chronology - a "Kalendar of Months, Sabbaths, and... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 82190
ABBOTT, George. Views of the Forts of Bhurtpoore & Weire.
London : 1827First and sole edition of this attractive celebratory record of the Siege of Bharatpur (9 December 1825-18 January 1826). "The attack on Bharatpur was successful; the great Jat fortress, a menace to British rule ever since Lord Lake failed against it twenty years before, was destroyed" (ODNB). Scarce: Copac cites British Library only among British and... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 131921
ANTONIADI, E. M. [Title in Greek:] Ekphrasis tes Hagias Sophias.
Athens : 1907-09First and only edition of this scarce and important monograph, from the library of the traveler, aesthete, and writer on art Robert Byron (1905-1941), inscribed by him on a blank before the half-title in volume I, "Robert Byron, sent by A. E. Benaki" and with Byron's signature in the same location in the other volumes.
A fine provenance: Antonis... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 143223
ATKINSON, James. Sketches in Afghaunistan.
London : 1842First edition. Without doubt one of the finest illustrated books on Afghanistan, the plates comprising superb views on the march - Bolan Pass, Quetta, Khojak Pass, Kandahar, and Kabul - published in the wake of the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War, a conflict that held a ghastly fascination for a British public eager for images of an unexplored country... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 131893
AUSTRALIA. Original pen and ink and wash map of New Holland and New South Wales.
England : c. 1840Delightful "album piece" map of Australia, dating to around 1840, "New Holland" outlined in green, New South Wales and Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) in red, coastal waters shaded in blue. Sydney, Port Jackson and Botany Bay are all named, also the Swan River; the lateral distance across the continent is given as "2400 miles".
Van Diemen's Land... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 132135
AUSTRALIA; PACIFIC. Manuscript Journal of a Royal Navy officer, including voyages on HMS Nelson and HMS Tamar,
Portsmouth : 1884-5Punctiliously maintained and engrossing journal largely devoted to service on the Australia Station aboard HMS Nelson - including an eye witness account of the ceremony whereby Papua New Guinea was established as a British Protectorate.
The journal was kept by Lieutenant the Hon. Gerald FitzMaurice Digby (1858-1942), inscribed on the verso of... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 131132
BARROW, John. A Voyage to Cochinchina, in the Years 1792 and 1793:
London : 1806First edition of the "first illustrated English work on Vietnam" (Hill), being a description of the outward voyage of Lord Macartney's embassy to China. The account is superbly illustrated with aquatints of views, "types," and natural history specimens, Abbey commending the aquatinting as "of excellent quality."
"The voyage visited Madeira,... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 81263
BENIN EXPEDITION 1897. General Orders for the Information and Guidance of the Officers and Men,
[No place : 1897]Expedition leader Sir Harry Rawson's copy, his accompanying memo headed in pencil "Admiral's Copy". A genuinely rare and remarkable survival, these highly ephemeral orders relate to the punitive expedition conducted by the British against Benin in 1897; "justified as a legitimate military action... this brutal, violent colonial episode effectively... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 143425
BIRD, James. Historical Researches on the Origin and Principles of the Bauddha [sic] and Jaina Religions:
Bombay : 1847First and sole edition. An important early work in the transmission of information about the celebrated Buddhist caves of western India, which Bird saw as repositories of universal value, mindful of "the duty imposed on us, as a nation, to preserve these relics of ancient art". Inevitably scarce, as just 59 subscribers contributed towards the expense... Learn More£6,250.00
Stock Code: 129805
BRIGGS, Ernest. "Year Without Spring."
1942Compelling and highly-readable epistolary account of army service in Papua New Guinea by the Australian poet, broadcaster and music critic, Ernest Briggs (1905-1967), the letters being addressed to the pianist Harriet Cohen (1895-1967), acclaimed particularly as an interpreter of Bach. The work is unpublished and the only other copy traced is in the... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 93902
BRUCE, James. Travels To Discover the Source of the Nile,
Edinburgh : 1790First edition of "one of the great travel accounts of the eighteenth century" (ODNB), this set untrimmed and uncommon thus. "Although the Nile was Bruce's main objective, as a polyglot, diplomat, artist, and amateur scientist, he imagined advancing all areas of learning, and in many ways he succeeded. He recorded detailed descriptions of the people,... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 107966
CAVILLA, Antonio - MOROCCO and TUNISIA. Photograph album of views in the Maghreb and Egypt.
[c.1900]Highly interesting album that includes an extensive series of scarce prints by Antonio Cavilla, whose pioneering studio in Tangier during the last two decades of the 19th century produced some of the finest images of the Maghreb; 19 of these carry his wet stamp on the print, and another 24 are unsigned but almost certainly from his atelier.
"'Nineteenth-century... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143538
CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World:
London : 1922Interesting group comprising two polar rarities, a first edition of The Worst Journey in the World, and two autograph letters. The Worst Journey in the World, "the best written and most enduring account of exploits in the Antarctic" (Taurus) and "widely regarded as the masterpiece of polar exploration" (Books on Ice), is presented here in Cherry-Garrard's... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 136850
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second and preferred edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, this set one of a small number with the text volumes printed on fine paper, apparently hot-pressed to give a more silken finish, and presented in a particularly attractive contemporary morocco binding, in this regard highly uncommon: the last set in such a binding appearing at auction in 1992.... Learn More£37,500.00
Stock Code: 139133
COOK, James. [The three voyages:]
London : 1773-84Second and best edition of the first voyage, first edition of the second and third voyages. A highly desirable complete set of the official accounts of Cook's three Pacific voyages in the preferred editions and with an excellent provenance, the atlas folio volume containing an extra suite of "Admiralty" plates from the second voyage in superb early... Learn More£60,000.00
Stock Code: 141440
CRETE. Collection of 9 Foreign Office Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports.
London : 1886 - 1912Extremely scarce: a substantial run of Diplomatic and Consular Trade Reports relating to Crete, issued by the Foreign Office at a turbulent period when the island was emerging from Ottoman control; those for the period 1901-04 published in an edition of 1,400 copies each, the last four years in tiny print runs of between 75 and 90 copies only.
This... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 146336
DAVIES, Jonathan Ceredig. Life, Travels and Reminiscences of Jonathan Ceredig Davies.
Llanddewi Brefi : 1927A Herculean labour of love: one of 70 copies only, printed for private circulation by the author in his old age at his own printing-press. This copy inscribed "yours sincerely, J. Ceredig Davies" on the frontispiece and forwarded to his cousin, the Hon. Dan W. Williams of Jackson, Ohio. Davies's memoirs comprise his journeys to Patagonia and Australia.... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 93335
DAVIS, Nathan. Inscriptions in the Phoenician Character,
London : 1863First and sole edition, uncommon; an important record of the Punic stelae unearthed by one of the most remarkable figures in 19th century archaeology, the little known Nathan Davis (1819-1882), "clergyman, adventurer and snake-handler extraordinaire" (Freed), who conducted pioneering excavations at Carthage in the late 1850s, preceding the work of his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 138060
DE BRUYN, Cornelius. Voyages … par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales.
Amsterdam : 1718First edition in French of one of the principal accounts of Russia published during the 18th century and certainly one of the most lavishly illustrated; it was originally issued in Dutch (Amsterdam, 1711). It is of note that De Bruyn was "far more concerned" than other visitors to Russia, "to describe the Russian built environment in detail, both verbally... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 61428
DIVANOV, Khudaibergen. Eighteen original photographs of Khiva and its people.
Khiva : c.1920Eloquent and atmospheric sequence of images showing the ancient Silk Road city of Khiva during a period of rapid transition, the work of Khudaibergen Divanov, Uzbekistan's first photographer whose life and fate mirrored his times. Proscribed and executed in Stalin's Great Purge, vintage prints from Divanov's studio are exceptionally scarce.
All... Learn More£29,250.00
Stock Code: 113773
DU CAMP, Maxime. Égypte, Nubie, Palestine et Syrie:
Paris : 1852Extremely rare first edition complete, illustrated with 125 salt prints from wet paper negatives mounted one to a page. Du Camp's monumental work was the first archaeological survey to be extensively illustrated with photographs.
A young man of independent means, Du Camp took up photography in 1849 in preparation for his second journey to North... Learn More£300,000.00
Stock Code: 124632
DU HALDE, Jean Baptiste. A Description of the Empire of China and Chinese-Tartary, Together with the Kingdoms of Korea, and Tibet:
London : 1738-41Second and most complete English edition of Du Halde's encyclopaedic survey, "the first definitive European work on the Chinese empire" (Hill) and a cornerstone of any collection of books on China. It was first published in French in 1735; the first English edition published the following year contained just 19 plates and 4 maps.
Du Halde (1674-1743)... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 143967
FRENCH-SHELDON, May. Sultan to Sultan.
Boston : 1892First edition, inscribed by the author on the verso of the limitation page, "Yours Faithfully M. French-Sheldon Bébé Bwana", stamped number 1,293 (of an unspecified number of copies printed) on the recto with the printed signature of H. H. Boyce, Business Manager of Arena Publishing Company, beneath.
This is an ethnography of a safari led by... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 136609
HANCOCK, Samuel Edward, Acting Carpenter. Ledger book containing 30 large ink and water-colour detail drafts of warship construction.
Devonport : 1904-5A wonderful insight into naval construction and shipyard practice at the outset of the Anglo-German naval arms race, "formally" initiated with the launch of HMS Dreadnought in 1906. The drawings constituted part of Hancock's training process, similar to the technical drawings, maps and drafts commonly found in a middy's journal book, but here the craft... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 133180
HANSON, James, Captain. Route of Lieutenant-General Sir Miles Nightingall, K.C.B. Overland from India.
London : 1820First and only edition of this engaging and elusive account. Hanson, described on the title page as "Late Assistant Quarter-Master-General with the Field Army of the Madras Establishment", acted as ADC to Sir Miles Nightingall, commander-in-chief of the Bombay Army, on his return home from India in 1819. The party sailed on the East Indiaman ship-sloop... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 124141
HEDIN, Sven. Southern Tibet:
Stockholm : 1916-22First and only edition. "The most important and comprehensive collection of material relating to Tibet up to the date of publication. Not only does it include detailed accounts of Transhimalaya, the Karakoram, Chang Tang and Lake Manasarowar regions, but also in-depth studies of previous explorers of the region, and a particularly important collection... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 75196
HUNTER, F. M. An Account of the British Settlement of Aden in Arabia.
London : 1877First and only edition of this important monograph, the rare "presentation issue" with the superb photographic plates; commercial records show two copies only, one with Maggs (1954, catalogue no. 824) and another through Sotheby's (1999). Inscribed on the half-title by the recipient "E. V. Stace a kind present from the Author", his signature repeated... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 144018
JAMES, F. L. The Unknown Horn of Africa:
London : 1888First edition of this important monograph, a truly superior copy of a book often found in calamitous condition. "The coloured plates of birds in the more scarce first issue are especially handsome" (Czech). While not in the red pictorial cloth, all other signs are that this is a first issue; the colouring of the plates is particularly skilful.
Frank... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 60741
JEDDAH. Documentation of Nasif [sic] House.
Jeddah & Riyadh : 1980-1A superb, apparently unique visual record of Jeddah's landmark Bayt Nasseef before its early 1980s restoration. In 1975 the Saudi government purchased the house, designating it a historic landmark, and initially employing it as a library. After restoration it has become a cultural centre, used for exhibitions and events. We can trace no other copy of... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 144736
JEFFERYS, Thomas. The American Atlas:
London : 1775First edition of this celebrated atlas, "the chief publication used by English and American officers during the American Revolution" (Karpinski) and "one of the most authoritative and comprehensive atlases of America" (Ristow), with large maps of 11 of the 13 colonies, and of French Canada.
As Geographer to the Prince of Wales, and subsequently... Learn More£135,000.00
Stock Code: 141814
KORÖSI CSOMA, Sandór. Essay towards a Dictionary, Tibetan and English. Prepared, with the Assistance of Bandé Sangs-Rgyas Phun-Tschogs, a learned La'ma of Zangska'r, during a Residence at Kanam, in the Hima'laya Mountains, on the Confines of India and Tibet. 1827-1830.
Calcutta : 1834First editions of the first Tibetan-English dictionary and grammar, remarkably scarce in commerce, with one copy only of the Dictionary appearing on auction records (2007) and just two complete copies of the Grammar (1955 and 1998). This set has an excellent provenance: from the library of Thomas Herbert Lewin (1839-1916), army officer and frontier... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 122418
LAWRENCE, T. E. Handbook of Hejaz.
Cairo : 1917An excellently provenanced copy of this scarce and important Arab Bureau intelligence manual produced for the Arab Revolt. This second edition expanded considerably on the first of 1916 compiled by Lawrence's mentor D. G. Hogarth, the revision including material from Lawrence himself. Classified secret, the print-run was just 200 and far fewer are... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 142623
LEVICK, Edwin J., & Rosenfeld & Sons. Yankee 1930.
New York : 1929-30Superb pictorial record of the US yacht Yankee, built to compete for the right to defend the America's Cup. This celebration of the boat would certainly appear to be a one-off for a syndicate member and is comprised of photographs of the highest quality.
Of the 19 prints 5 have the studio wet-stamps of the renowned Rosenfeld Studio showing through... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 142524
LEVSHIN, Aleksey Iraklievich. Opisaniye Kirgiz-Kazach'ikh, ili Kirgiz-Kaysatskikh ord i stepey
Saint Petersburg : 1832Rare and important. The first account of Kazakhstan as a geographic entity and of the Kazakhs as a people, containing the most accurate map of the region to date. Print run of just 400 copies; 10 copies traced institutionally world-wide, genuinely scarce on the market. A complete and extremely pretty copy of this highly desirable Kazakh cornerstone.
Kazakh... Learn More£32,500.00
Stock Code: 143194
LIGHT, Henry. Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Holy Land, Mount Libanon [sic], and Cyprus, in the Year 1814.
London : 1818First and sole edition. Sir Henry Light (1783-1870), later governor of British Guiana (1838-48), was a captain with the Royal Artillery stationed at Malta when, in 1814, he "obtained leave to travel in the countries he describes" (preface).
Continuing in the third person, Light remarks that "curiosity and amusement were his object: he kept a... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 140585
MEHMED EMIN ÂLI PAÇA; OTTOMAN RAILWAYS. Documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna.
Turkey : 1874 - 86Fascinating group of documents relating to Baron Maurice de Hirsch's concessions to build and operate the Ottoman Empire's railway lines from Constantinople to Vienna, dating to the time the agreements were revised (1872) to when he was seeking to extricate himself (1887):
1. Covering letter to the annotated Actes 1874 document addressed to... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 141678
MONRO, Vere. A Summer Ramble in Syria, with a Tartar Trip from Aleppo to Stamboul.
London : 1835First edition of an uncommon and entertaining narrative, presented in an appealing provincial binding of the period, a pencilled note at the head of volume I p. v reading " Bind to order / Campion", perhaps a reference to the prominent Brighton family of the same name, occupants of the imposing Elizabethan mansion of Danny Park.
Monro's book... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 139019
MUSIL, Alois. Map of Northern Arabia; [with:] Map of the Northern Heğâz.
New York : 1926Exceptionally unusual opportunity to acquire these two important and highly detailed maps, based on the work of the celebrated Moravian Arabist Alois Musil (1868-1944), known as "the Czech Lawrence of Arabia" and described by Howgego as "a leading scholar of Arabic culture".
From a humble background, Musil trained for the church, was ordained... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 141566
NIEBUHR, Carsten. Travels through Arabia, and other Countries in the East.
Dublin : 1792First Dublin edition, considerably scarcer than the first edition in English, published at Edinburgh in the same year; we have traced two copies only on auction records (2008 and 1979) and an online search of institutional libraries shows 7 locations only; this copy in a judiciously restored period binding, now presenting most handsomely.
These... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 144017
PURCHAS, Samuel. Purchas his Pilgrimes.
London : 1625-6First edition of Purchas his Pilgrimes, with the preferred fourth edition of the Pilgrimage; together this is the desired state of the complete set of Purchas's important collection of travel and exploration narratives from ancient times up to and including the recent accounts of Virginia by John Smith.
The Pilgrimes was conceived as a continuation... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 146860
ROBERTS, David. The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt, & Nubia.
London : 1842-5First 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
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. An online search of institutional libraries cites 3 locations only - British Library, Harvard, and Columbia - with no copy traced on auction records.
Among... Learn More£45,000.00
Stock Code: 131502
SHAKESPEAR, John. A Grammar of the Hindustani Language.
London : 1826Third edition of an essential text for the dedicated servant of the East India Company; preceded by editions of 1813 and 1818, all early iterations being uncommon. This copy with an appealing Indian provenance, bearing the contemporary ownership inscription at head of the title page of John H. W. Waugh, assistant surgeon on the Bengal Medical Establishment.... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 140865
SHANGHAI. Plan of Shanghai. Published by the North-China Daily News and Herald, Limited.
London : 1928Rare early iteration of this important, finely detailed and impressively large map, published during a period of tremendous turmoil in the history of the city. This is an exact copy of the map issued by the Municipal Council of Shanghai (similarly dated 21 April), but with the addition of the statement of publication by the North China Daily News; both... Learn More£7,750.00
Stock Code: 141574
SHEEHAN, Neil. Remarkable one-page typed letter signed to Abe Rosenthal of the New York Times, concerning the withdrawal from Vietnam.
Washington, D.C. : 1975On the eve of the withdrawal from Saigon, Pulitzer-winning journalist Neil Sheehan writes to legendary editor Abe Rosenthal: a letter of superb content and context, conveying disillusionment with the Vietnam "experiment" and the anger that informs Sheehan's A Bright Shining Lie, the "one book that captures the Vietnam War in the sheer Homeric scale... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 141264
STANHOPE, Lady Hester. Memoirs,
London : 1846First edition of Travels, with the second edition of Memoirs, published in the same year. This is a handsomely bound copy of the chief authorities for the life of the most extraordinary woman traveller of the 19th century.
A niece of William Pitt, Lady Stanhope (1776-1839) left England in 1810 with Charles Meryon, a young doctor she had engaged... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 146264
STANLEY, Henry Morton. In Darkest Africa
New York : 1890First US edition, number 241 of 250 copies of the edition deluxe, signed by Stanley, and perhaps the grandest publication of the 19th century devoted to African exploration. Stanley's famous account of his expedition to relieve Emin Pasha (Eduard Schnitzer), the beleaguered governor of equatorial Sudan, contains some of his most celebrated writing,... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 140945
STEIN, M. Aurel. Serindia.
Oxford : 1921First edition, first impression, of this landmark work which has a strong claim to be the single most important text on Central Asia. Stein explains in his introduction: "The term Serindia, as adopted (in the form Sérinde) by valued French fellow-scholars, is excellently suited for the designation of this region, well-defined by nature as well as by... Learn More£17,500.00
Stock Code: 125986
THOMSON, Fanny Mary. Memoranda of a Journey to Moscow in the Year 1856.
Liverpool : 1859First edition of this observant and entertaining travel account, originally published for private distribution. Decidedly uncommon, with three copies located institutionally in the UK, held at Oxford, Cambridge, and the National Library of Scotland, and a further two added internationally, held at the New York Public Library and at Yale. The National... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 138355
TOMLIN, Jacob. Journal of a Nine Months' Residence in Siam.
London : 1831First and sole edition of this extremely uncommon and engaging narrative, presented here nicely in the original boards. Jacob Tomlin, of the London Missionary Society, accompanied the German missionary and civil servant Karl Gützlaff during most of his pioneering visit to Thailand in 1828, when the two men were the first Protestant missionaries to... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 145984
TRUCIAL STATES. Archive relating to the Royal Navy service of Midshipman Francis Wyatt Rawson Larken.
1928-51A fascinating and unpublished primary source - and as such rare in private hands - being the manuscript journal books kept by a Royal Navy midshipman during a tour of the Gulf in 1930-31; including a compelling account of a visit to Dubai and an on-board reception for the Trucial Sheikhs, part of a broader British policy of "courting" local rulers;... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 142568
VASILIEV, N.E., M.N.Volkov & V.I. Dobrovolskiy. Kazakstan v tsifrah. Statisticheskiy dvukhnedelnik kazstatupravleniya No. 6-7
Alma-Ata : 1928Extremely rare issue of the official journal of the Kazakh Statistical Department offering the first detailed description of Alma-Ata as the capital: "because of the recent move of the capital and the lack of any standardized information on Alma-Ata from the statistical, economic and historical points of view, we have decided to dedicate this enlarged... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 145808
VERNAY, Arthur Stannard. Collection of 16 photographic albums; [together with:] typescript diary.
[1920s-30s]An extraordinary personal archive of over 3,000 original photographs assembled by one of the most renowned naturalists and big-game hunters of the inter-war years. Spanning Africa, the Middle East, India, and East Asia, these albums offer an unrivalled insight into some of the most significant scientific expeditions of the period, many undertaken at... Learn More£125,000.00
Stock Code: 133409
VIANA, Francisco Xavier de. Diario del viage explorador de las corbetas españolas "Descubierta" y "Atrevida" en los años de 1789 a 1794.
Cerrito de la Victoria [Montevideo] : 1849First and only edition of one of the rarest Pacific voyages, the great Spanish scientific expedition under the Italian-born Alessandro Malaspina, 1789 to 1794, throughout the Pacific, exploring and mapping much of the west coast of the Americas from Cape Horn to the Gulf of Alaska, then across to the Philippines, with stops in Australia and New Zealand.... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 113859
WEST, Rebecca. Black Lamb and Grey Falcon.
London : 1941First edition, first impression, inscribed on the half-title of volume I: "With much gratitude to Yvonne Ffrench from Rebecca West, 1942". Inscribed copies are far from common, this set offering a pleasing association with a recognised woman writer.
Ffrench was the author of well-received biographies of Sarah Siddons, Mrs Gaskell, Ouida, and... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 124556
WILSON, John, of the Scottish Mission, Bombay. An Exposure of the Hindu Religion,
Bombay : 1832First edition of this uncommon and confrontational tract by the eminent Scottish missionary and orientalist John Wilson (1804-1875), a reply to the Hindu theologian Mora Bhatta Dandekara's Hindudharmasthapana (Vindication of Hindu Religion), published in Marathi and translated here by way of preface; part of a fascinating print war between the two men.... Learn More£550.00
Stock Code: 145823