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Image for Pour Visiter Marseille - guide pratique illustre accompagne d'un Plan de la Ville donnant leslignes des resources de la R.A.T.V.M.

Pour Visiter Marseille - guide pratique illustre accompagne d'un Plan de la Ville donnant leslignes des resources de la R.A.T.V.M.

By: N/A

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Marseille, FREZET:

Seller ID: 006905


[Not dated - c.1960 ?]. Illustrated, small slim 12mo, pp 84, contents clean and the large folding map is in good condition, paperback in plain card covers, in a frayed and torn dustwrapper. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

Kenya - an Official Handbook

By: N/A

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Nairobi, East African Publishing House: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 007150

Condition: Good


Illustrated, small quarto, pp 208, the dustwrapper is a little faded on the spine a little frayed generally and has one closed tear on the upper cover, otherwise a good copy and difficult to find with dustwrapper in this condition. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper] View more info

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Norfolk, Virginia - "The Sunrise City by the Sea"

By: N/A

Price: £12.50

Publisher: The Industrial Commission: 1914

Seller ID: 007502

Condition: Fair


Well illustrated with photographs throughout, two folding plans, pp 84, staples rusty, paperback, covers rather worn and frayed, contents a little age-toned but reasonably clean and tight. View more info

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Bacon's Route Guide to Kent, Surrey & Sussex for Cyclists and Motorists

By: N/A

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, G.W. Bacon & Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 007932

Condition: Fair


(1912). Small 12mo, (measures 97mm x 158mm), pp 30, rather worn and stained internally, with folded corners, paperback covers a little worn. The booklet has been folded in half (in the pocket, no doubt), so is creased vertically throughout. [Very scarce - a listing of mileage distances between most towns and villages of the area.]. Postage will be much reduced. View more info

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The Railway Anecdote Book: a collection of the best and newest anecdotes and tales to the present day; selected for the reading of railway passengers

By: N/A

Price: £60.00

Publisher: 136, The Strand, W.H. Smith & Son:

Seller ID: 008811

Condition: Fair


Not dated (c.1853 ?). Small 8vo, pp 192, a little aged and marked throughout, preceded by seven un-numbered pages with an engraving and quote from a notable person, title page with an engraved portrait frontispiece of Sydney Smith, title page. a bit marked, lacking the front endpaper, rough quarter calf a bit rubbed and worn. Several newspaper clippings tipped-in. [With the tiny book label of Santiago Jose Brinn, his neat name is written on the first few pages, and a note to say that the book was bound in Santiago. The anecdotes are miscellaneous and light, designed no doubt to take the min... View more info

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Life of the Emperors and Empresses in the Forbidden City (1644 - 1911)

By: N/A

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Beijing, China Travel and Tourism Press:

Seller ID: 009620

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated with superb photographs, 121 pages, quarto, paperback, covers very slightly worn. Chapters include The Grand Ceremony, Imperial Wedding, Birthday celebrations, Routine affairs, Meals, Royal Wardrobe, Bedchambers, Cultural accomplishments, Theatrical performances in the Palace, and Sacrificial rites and religious services. [The captions are in Chinese. However a translation booklet of 12 pages is inserted which gives, in English, all the captions and chapter introductions. View more info

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Atlas Federativne Narodne Republike Jugoslavije

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Belgrade, Izdanje Geokarta: 1952

Seller ID: 009873

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, + 22 double-page colour maps, large 12mo (measures 104mm x 177mm), pp 63, slightly age-toned internally but otherwise very clean and tight, cloth-backed pictorial boards, slightly dull and worn. SCARCE. [Serbian ? text]. View more info

Image for Leachmn's Engelsk-Norsk Lomme-Ordbog (English Norwegian Pocket Dictionary and Manual of Useful Information

Leachmn's Engelsk-Norsk Lomme-Ordbog (English Norwegian Pocket Dictionary and Manual of Useful Information

By: N/A

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, J. Leachman & Sons:

Seller ID: 013167

Condition: Good


[May be a first edition ? - the verso of title page states "Copyright 1897]. Small tall 16mo, (measures 140mm x 68mm), pp 192 + 192, a little age-toned and dog-eared, there is an alphabetical thumb index front and back - the book inverts for each language, dark violet cloth, a little worn. [A contemporary bookseller's stamp on the title page. Originally in the library of the zoologist A.G. Searle, from whom it was given to the Kew botanist C.E. Hubbard.]. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Guia de Turismo del Uruguay

By: N/A

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Montevideo, Federacion Uruguaya de Turismo:

Seller ID: 015019

Condition: Good


[Not dated - c.1954 ?]. Illustrated, many maps, some of them folding, thick 12mo, pp 176 + 66 pages of advertisements, very clean internally, paperback, covers slightly worn and age-toned, a large stamp on the back cover. View more info

Image for THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY'S MAP OF THE AMERICAS, 1:5,000,000: INDEX TO THE THREE SHEETS: MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES; SOUTH AMERICA, SHEET NORTH; SOUTH AMERICA; SHEET SOUTH. (Jack Hawkes' copy}

THE AMERICAN GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY'S MAP OF THE AMERICAS, 1:5,000,000: INDEX TO THE THREE SHEETS: MEXICO, CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES; SOUTH AMERICA, SHEET NORTH; SOUTH AMERICA; SHEET SOUTH. (Jack Hawkes' copy}

By: N/A

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, The American Geographical Society: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015268

Condition: Good


A complete index to the three sheets, octavo, pp 77, slightly age-toned and used internally, paperback, covers slightly marked and worn. From the library of Professor Jack Hawkes, with his signature on the upper cover. View more info

Image for Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a Voyage To and From That Country, in the Years 1816 and 1817; containing an account of the most interesting transactions of Lord Amherst's embassy to the court of Pekin, and observations .......

Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a Voyage To and From That Country, in the Years 1816 and 1817; containing an account of the most interesting transactions of Lord Amherst's embassy to the court of Pekin, and observations .......

By: Abel, Clarke

Price: £1,000.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown: 1819

Edition: Second edition

Seller ID: 013161

Condition: Good


Second edition, quarto, pp xvi, 420, with 10 plain litho plates, 7 hand coloured aquatint plates, 4 maps (of which 3 are folding), errata leaf present, some marking foxing and thumbing throughout, margins frayed of one plate, contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, a later calf spine, endpapers marked. Three small Penzance Library stamps on the title page, partially removed, but no other markings. {Possibly lacking one plate ? This frequently occurs in this work.} [One of the main accounts of the period, during which a large number of plants were both discussed and collected. Clarke Abel, 1... View more info

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The Tianshan Mountains

By: Ai Qing (introduction)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Beijing, Xinjiang People's Publishing House: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015368

Condition: Very Good


Very well illustrated, quarto, pp (not paginated - c.200 ?), clothbound, a very good copy in a slightly worn dustwrapper. From the library of the botanist Alan Leslie, with his bookplate and various signatures facing the title page. [A pictorial accounf of the landscape and life in this mountainous district of China, bordering on Kazakhstan.] View more info

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The Journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain, 1787-1788

By: Alexander, Boyd (editor0

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012984

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations, octavo, pp 340, very clean internally, maroon cloth, spine very slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy. View more info

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El Pensamiento Biogeografico de Alfred Russel Wallace (Coleccion Luis Duque Gomez)

By: Alfredo Bueno, H. & Jorge Llorente B.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Bogota, Academia Colombiana de Cincas Exactas, Fisicas y Naturales: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 012173

ISBN: 9589205577

Condition: Very Good


A few illustrations and maps, small octavo, pp 191, paperback, a few very slight creases to the spine, otherwise this is virtually like new. Spanish text. [Presentation inscription on the front endpaper, signed by the author] View more info

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A Naturalist in the Guianas

By: Andre, Eugene

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder & Co: 1904

Edition: First English edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 015762

Condition: Good


First English edition. Octavo, pp xii, 310 + two-page publisher's catalogue, illustrated (including two chromolithographs by Keulemans), a folding map at the rear, slightly age-toned internally, slightly foxed on the last page, red cloth with gilt orchid on the upper cover, slightly worn and rubbed, the spine slightly worn at head and tail but now strengthened, recased with new endpapers. With a signed presentation inscription from the author on the half-title - "to my dear old friend 'Mac', this copy is lovingly inscribed, 30th March 1910". [Andre was an explorer and collector of nat... View more info

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The History of Wireless Telegraphy in British North Borneo

By: Aranas, Uwe

Price: £39.50

Publisher: Kota Kinabalu, 2018

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015614

ISBN: 9839638351

Condition: New


Illustrated, octavo, pp 254, a very good new copy in dustwrapper. [In these days of high-speed internet and mobile telephone technology, the ability to communicate is taken for granted, even in Borneo. Few people could now imagine living in a world where the only means of communication was by the exchange of letters carried by steamships. Effectively meaning that an exchange of information between North Borneo and Europe took three months. This book provides an account of the development of communications in North Borneo from the overland telegraph lines, built with great difficulties and expe... View more info

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Challenge - Lone Sailors of the Atlantic

By: Asaria, Gerald

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Sidgwick & Jackson: 1979

Edition: First English edition

Seller ID: 014583

ISBN: 0283985038

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, quarto, pp 176, a very good clean copy in dustwrapper. [francis Chichester. Eric Tabarly. Geoffrey Williams. Alain Colas. Blondie Hasler.Alain Gerbault. Joshua Slocum. Howard Balckburn. William Andrews. Alfred Johnson.] View more info

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Land to the West: St.Brendan's Voyage to America

By: Ashe, Geoffrey

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014616

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 352, fore-edge foxed, red cloth, spine very slightly worn, a sound copy in a dustwrapper which is rather marked and worn. [A newspaper cutting shows the launch of a replica leather boat - this has been taped to the reverse of the title page, and the tape marks show through slightly.] View more info

Highway Into Spain

By: Aurrousseau, Marcel

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Peter Davies: 1930

Seller ID: 005942


First edition, large thick 8vo, pp (4), 686, slight foxing to preliminary and lst few pages, orange cloth rather faded, a little worn and marked. [The story of a remarkable walk from Paris to Madrid.] View more info

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Subantarctic Campbell Island

By: Bailey, A.M. & Sorenson, J.H.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Denver Museum of Natural History: 1962

Seller ID: 015593

Condition: Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp 47, a photo copy, bound up in card covers. TOGETHER WITH Westerkov - " General description and account of early investigations on the Island, together with a list of scientific references.", pp 30, octavo, photo copied, and bound in card. Very good. View more info