Rest of the World

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  • A Compendium of the East. Being an Account of Voyages to the Grand Indies Made By the Sieur Jean De Lacombe, of Quercy, Formerly Captain at Arms in the Service of the Company of the Indies of Holland. by LACOMBE, Jean de
    LACOMBE, Jean de
    A Compendium of the East. Being an Account of Voyages to the Grand Indies Made By the Sieur Jean De Lacombe, of Quercy, Formerly Captain at Arms in the Service of the Company of the Indies of Holland. Now Published for the First Time [from the Bordeaux Manuscript of 1681] in an English translation by Stephanie & Denis Clark. Edited, with an Introduction by Ashley Gibson.

    London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. First Thus. Limited: # 86 of 300 copies. Black cloth spine, batik covered boards. Printed in Perpetua type on Arnold's hand-made paper. Contemporary Engravings of the principal places visited reproduced from Schouten's Oost-Indische Reyse [Amsterdam, 1676]. Maps used as end papers are from a contemporary Mercator Atlas. Double page plates, double page facsimile from original manuscript. 209, [1] pp. Bookplate of Herbert Eberhard Hering, a noted German-Brazilian bibliophile and book collector, appears on the inside front paste down. The black spine has a little nicking to the top and tail of the spine. Overall in good, clean condition though. Internally clean with a few foxing spots only. Text in English. 320 x 200 mm (12½ x 7¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2244
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  • A History of the Church of England in India Since the Early Days of the East India Company. by CHATTERTON, Eyre. (Bishop of Nagpur).
    CHATTERTON, Eyre. (Bishop of Nagpur).
    A History of the Church of England in India Since the Early Days of the East India Company.

    London: Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK), 1924. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Frontis photograph of the first Indian Bishop. Thirteen illustrations.

    Condition: Very nice condition. The blue cloth is clean and tidy with just a little handling to the head and tail of the spine. Inside, there are two gift inscriptions to the front end paper. A little light foxing to the pages.

    Book ID: 1536
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  • A Mortal Flower by SUYIN, Han.
    SUYIN, Han.
    A Mortal Flower

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First edition in dust wrapper. Wrapper is clean, with a touch of nicking and edgewear and with a 1cm closed tear to the head of the spine. Now in protective archival film. Hardback in clean and neat green cloth with just a touch of bumping. Book is in good clean condition throughout. What is interesting about this copy, is that there is a gift inscription to the verso of the half title, stating that the book was taken from the Iranian Embassy shortly after the SAS had ended the embassy siege in 1980. The annotation claims that it was taken from the embassy an hour after the siege, but apart from this seeming unlikely (with…

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    London: Jonathan Cape, 1966. First edition in dust wrapper. Wrapper is clean, with a touch of nicking and edgewear and with a 1cm closed tear to the head of the spine. Now in protective archival film. Hardback in clean and neat green cloth with just a touch of bumping. Book is in good clean condition throughout. What is interesting about this copy, is that there is a gift inscription to the verso of the half title, stating that the book was taken from the Iranian Embassy shortly after the SAS had ended the embassy siege in 1980. The annotation claims that it was taken from the embassy an hour after the siege, but apart from this seeming unlikely (with security concerns at the time) the date given is actually 3 weeks after the end of the siege. There is no evidence that this is true but a strange thing to make up and we offer it as an interesting oddity! 414 pages. 220 by 150mm (8¾ by 6 inches).

    . Première édition sous couverture anti-poussière. L'emballage est propre, avec une touche d'entaille et d'usure des bords et avec une déchirure fermée de 1 cm à la tête de la colonne vertébrale. Maintenant dans un film d'archives protecteur. Couverture cartonnée en toile verte propre et soignée avec juste une touche de bosse. Le livre est en bon état de propreté partout. Ce qui est intéressant à propos de cet exemplaire, c'est qu'il y a une inscription cadeau au verso du faux titre, indiquant que le livre a été pris à l'ambassade d'Iran peu de temps après que le SAS eut mis fin au siège de l'ambassade en 1980. L'annotation prétend qu'il a été prise de l'ambassade une heure après le siège, mais à part cela qui semble peu probable (avec des problèmes de sécurité à l'époque), la date indiquée est en fait 3 semaines après la fin du siège. Il n'y a aucune preuve que cela soit vrai mais une chose étrange à inventer et nous l'offrons comme une bizarrerie intéressante ! 414 pages. 220 par 150 mm

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    Book ID: 3740
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  • A Practical Introduction to the Study of Japanese Writing. by CHAMBERLAIN, Basil, Hall.
    CHAMBERLAIN, Basil, Hall.
    A Practical Introduction to the Study of Japanese Writing.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd, 1899. New half calf (dark blue) with corresponding buckram cloth. Gilt titles to spine. New end papers. Text and Japanese characters throughout. Ex library, but the rebinding has resulted in very few library marks remaining. A lovely copy of this work. The binding is immaculate (it was finished last week!). Inside, the first 4 leaves have moderate foxing to them. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, with just a little darkening to the edges. Library marks are limited to a stamp to the verso of the title pages, then small discreet stamps to the top of page 1, and the bottom of page 480. Tape residue to the last…

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    London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co. Ltd, 1899. New half calf (dark blue) with corresponding buckram cloth. Gilt titles to spine. New end papers. Text and Japanese characters throughout. Ex library, but the rebinding has resulted in very few library marks remaining. A lovely copy of this work. The binding is immaculate (it was finished last week!). Inside, the first 4 leaves have moderate foxing to them. The rest of the book is clean and tidy, with just a little darkening to the edges. Library marks are limited to a stamp to the verso of the title pages, then small discreet stamps to the top of page 1, and the bottom of page 480. Tape residue to the last page (list of author's other works). [vi], 1-480, [vi]. pp.
    Chamberlain was one of the foremost Japanologists active in the Nineteenth Century. He wrote some of the earliest translations of haiku into English. During his tenure at the Tokyo Imperial University, he sent many Japanese artifacts to the Pitt Rivers Museum at Oxford.

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    Book ID: 1669
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  • A Voyage to Senegal; by DURAND, J.P.L.
    DURAND, J.P.L.
    A Voyage to Senegal; Or, Historical, Philosophical, and Political Memoirs, Relative To The Discoveries, Establishments, and Commerce of Europeans In The Atlantic Ocean, From Cape Blanco to the River of Sierra Leone. To Which Is Added An Account Of A Journey From Isle St. Louis To Galam.

    London: Richard Phillips, 1806. First English edition. Recent half leather binding with marbled boards and matching endpapers. Translated from the French. Fold out frontis map entitled: 'Western Coast of Africa, from Cape Blanco to the River of Sierra Leone with the courses of the Rivers Senegal and Gambia, Shewing the Journey of M. Durand from Senegal to Galam', plus seven aquatint plates. Contents have foxing throughout. Two plates are in facsimile. 181 + (3) pp. 215 x 135 mm (8½ x 5¼ inches).

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    Book ID: 2620
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  • Address on the Production and Trade of Australia by FORREST, Sir John.
    FORREST, Sir John.
    Address on the Production and Trade of Australia Delivered at a Meeting of the Australasian Chamber of Commerce in London....

    London: Not Identified, 1906. A reprint of an address by Sir John Forrest. Reprinted from the Australian Trading World. Soft brown covers. These are quite chipped with significant loss to the edges (but all text is present). Internally clean and tidy throughout, if fractionally darkened. 210 by 140mm (8¼ by 5½ inches). Conforms to FirstSearch / OCLC: 216601857. Sir John Forrest (1847–1918) was an Australian explorer and politician. He was the first premier of Western Australia (1890–1901) and a long-serving cabinet minister in federal politics. At the time of this address, he was the Treasurer of the federal government.

    . Réimpression d'un discours de Sir John Forrest. Réimpression de l'Australian Trading World. Couvertures souples de couleur marron. Celles-ci…

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    London: Not Identified, 1906. A reprint of an address by Sir John Forrest. Reprinted from the Australian Trading World. Soft brown covers. These are quite chipped with significant loss to the edges (but all text is present). Internally clean and tidy throughout, if fractionally darkened. 210 by 140mm (8¼ by 5½ inches). Conforms to FirstSearch / OCLC: 216601857. Sir John Forrest (1847–1918) was an Australian explorer and politician. He was the first premier of Western Australia (1890–1901) and a long-serving cabinet minister in federal politics. At the time of this address, he was the Treasurer of the federal government.

    . Réimpression d'un discours de Sir John Forrest. Réimpression de l'Australian Trading World. Couvertures souples de couleur marron. Celles-ci sont assez ébréchées avec une perte significative sur les bords (mais tout le texte est présent). L'intérieur est propre et bien rangé, même s'il est légèrement assombri. 210 x 140 mm (8¼ x 5½ pouces). Conforme à FirstSearch / OCLC : 216601857. Sir John Forrest (1847-1918) était un explorateur et un homme politique australien. Il fut le premier premier ministre de l'Australie occidentale (1890-1901) et un ministre de longue date dans la politique fédérale. Au moment de cette allocution, il était trésorier du gouvernement fédéral.

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    Book ID: 4434
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  • African Adventure by JAMES, Father. O.M.CAP.
    JAMES, Father. O.M.CAP.
    African Adventure

    Edition: First Edition

    Dublin: Father Mathew Record Office, 1936. Original Red cloth with black embossed titles. Bookplate of Syon Abbey, South Brent to the inside board. Frontis illustration and black and white illus. throughout. Folding map to rear. A very nice copy of this book. The red cloth is clean and tidy, with marginal bumping only. No significant marks. Internally clean and tidy throughout. 202 pp. + Plates.

    Book ID: 1192
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  • Among Cannibals. An account of four years travels in Australia and of camp life with the Aborigines of Queensland. by LUMHOLTZ, Carl
    LUMHOLTZ, Carl
    Among Cannibals. An account of four years travels in Australia and of camp life with the Aborigines of Queensland.

    London: John Murray, 1889. 1st Edition. Two coloured folding maps, 24 plates, frontis and four coloured lithographs. Complete. Recent green library buckram (but does not appear to be a library copy). Internally clean and tidy, but one plate is almost detached. Otherwise in very good condition. XX, 396 pp. 230 x 155 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    Book ID: 2449
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  • Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: by Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: Volume XIV. January 1853. Number LXXXII.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Association for the Propagation of the Faith: 1853. A Periodical Collection of Letters from the Bishops and Missionaries Employed in the Missions of the Old and New. Pale blue paper covers. Uncut pages. The bulk of this issue is dealing with the missions to China. A quite reasonable copy of this individual issue of the Annals. sound, but somewhat darkened and dusty pale blue paper covers. Internally clean and tidy throughout, although there is a little darkening to the first page. Uncut pages. The Association for the Propagation of the Faith is a Roman Catholic institution which is dedicated to supporting with prayer and funds the Catholic Missionaries who work overseas (I.e. not in the United Kingdom). pp. [i]-[1]-58.

    Book ID: 1142
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  • Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: by Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: Volume XI. March 1850. Number LXV.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Association for the Propagation of the Faith: 1850. A Periodical Collection of Letters from the Bishops and Missionaries Employed in the Missions of the Old and New. Pale blue paper covers. Uncut pages. The bulk of this issue is dealing with the missions to Oceanica and China. A quite reasonable copy of this individual issue of the Annals. sound, but somewhat darkened and dusty pale blue paper covers. Internally clean and tidy throughout, although there is a little darkening to the first page. Uncut pages. The Association for the Propagation of the Faith is a Roman Catholic institution which is dedicated to supporting with prayer and funds the Catholic Missionaries who work overseas (I.e. not in the United Kingdom). pp. 53-119

    Book ID: 1143
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  • Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: by Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: Volume XI. September 1850. Number LXVIII.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Association for the Propagation of the Faith: 1850. A Periodical Collection of Letters from the Bishops and Missionaries Employed in the Missions of the Old and New. Pale blue paper covers. Uncut pages. The bulk of this issue is dealing with the missions to America and China. It also contains several letters from Pope Pius IX. A quite reasonable copy of this individual issue of the Annals. sound, but somewhat darkened and dusty pale blue paper covers. Internally clean and tidy throughout, although there is a little darkening to the first page. Uncut pages. The Association for the Propagation of the Faith is a Roman Catholic institution which is dedicated to supporting with prayer and funds the Catholic Missionaries…

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    London: Association for the Propagation of the Faith: 1850. A Periodical Collection of Letters from the Bishops and Missionaries Employed in the Missions of the Old and New. Pale blue paper covers. Uncut pages. The bulk of this issue is dealing with the missions to America and China. It also contains several letters from Pope Pius IX. A quite reasonable copy of this individual issue of the Annals. sound, but somewhat darkened and dusty pale blue paper covers. Internally clean and tidy throughout, although there is a little darkening to the first page. Uncut pages. The Association for the Propagation of the Faith is a Roman Catholic institution which is dedicated to supporting with prayer and funds the Catholic Missionaries who work overseas (I.e. not in the United Kingdom). pp. [vi], 253-306

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  • Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: by Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: Volume X. January 1849. Number LVIII.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Association for the Propagation of the Faith: 1849. A Periodical Collection of Letters from the Bishops and Missionaries Employed in the Missions of the Old and New. Pale blue paper covers. Uncut pages. This issue is largely dealing with the missions in China. There is also a loose gather with a half title and title page (and small vignette) to volume IX for the binder to use (unused). A very nice copy of this individual issue of the Annals. Clean and tidy pale blue paper covers. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Uncut pages. A tiny amount of foxing to the front cover of the wrapper and first page. The Association for the Propagation of the Faith is a Roman…

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    London: Association for the Propagation of the Faith: 1849. A Periodical Collection of Letters from the Bishops and Missionaries Employed in the Missions of the Old and New. Pale blue paper covers. Uncut pages. This issue is largely dealing with the missions in China. There is also a loose gather with a half title and title page (and small vignette) to volume IX for the binder to use (unused). A very nice copy of this individual issue of the Annals. Clean and tidy pale blue paper covers. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Uncut pages. A tiny amount of foxing to the front cover of the wrapper and first page. The Association for the Propagation of the Faith is a Roman Catholic institution which is dedicated to supporting with prayer and funds the Catholic Missionaries who work overseas (I.e. not in the United Kingdom). [ii], [1]-79pp.

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    Book ID: 1146
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  • Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: by Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Association for the Propagation of the Faith
    Annals of the Propagation of the Faith: Volume X. May 1849. Number LX.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Association for the Propagation of the Faith: 1849. A Periodical Collection of Letters from the Bishops and Missionaries Employed in the Missions of the Old and New. Pale blue paper covers. Uncut pages. This issue is largely dealing with the missions in China and America. A very nice copy of this individual issue of the Annals. Clean and tidy pale blue paper covers. Internally clean and tidy throughout. Uncut pages. A tiny amount of foxing to the front cover of the wrapper and first page. Light crease to the front cover. The Association for the Propagation of the Faith is a Roman Catholic institution which is dedicated to supporting with prayer and funds the Catholic Missionaries who work overseas (I.e. not in the United Kingdom). pp. 137-215.

    Book ID: 1147
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  • Signed dedication to Bill Fine
    Buffalo Bill and the Wild West by SELL, Henry Blackman, Victor WEYBRIGHT
    SELL, Henry Blackman, Victor WEYBRIGHT
    Buffalo Bill and the Wild West SIGNED

    New York: Oxford University Press, 1955. First Edition. Signed dedication from Sell on the half-title page to Bill Fine (former president and general manager of WCVB-TV Channel 5 in the USA): Dear Bill Fine - never underestimate the Cody-Billings bloodlines - Henry Blackman Sell, Cody, Wyoming 1965. Linen boards in yellow illustrated dust jacket; Illustrated throughout. 278 pages. 260 x 200 mm (10¼ x 7¾ inches). The book has some discoloration, and the dust jacket is sun faded, with number of shallow chips to the edges. The contents are in a good clean condition, but the first few pages has evidence of a paperclip having been attached at some point. Sell was an ancestor of "Buffalo Bill", real name…

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    New York: Oxford University Press, 1955. First Edition. Signed dedication from Sell on the half-title page to Bill Fine (former president and general manager of WCVB-TV Channel 5 in the USA): Dear Bill Fine - never underestimate the Cody-Billings bloodlines - Henry Blackman Sell, Cody, Wyoming 1965. Linen boards in yellow illustrated dust jacket; Illustrated throughout. 278 pages. 260 x 200 mm (10¼ x 7¾ inches). The book has some discoloration, and the dust jacket is sun faded, with number of shallow chips to the edges. The contents are in a good clean condition, but the first few pages has evidence of a paperclip having been attached at some point. Sell was an ancestor of "Buffalo Bill", real name William Frederick Cody (1846 – 1917), a frontiersman who has been portrayed in many ways over the years.

    Bill Fine (until 2020) worked for WCVB Channel 5, Hearst Television's flagship station, and in 1965 Sell was editor for Hearst's Harper's Bazaar, so they would have been colleagues.

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  • Campbell's New Revised Complete Guide and Descriptive Book of Mexico. by CAMPBELL, Reau
    CAMPBELL, Reau
    Campbell's New Revised Complete Guide and Descriptive Book of Mexico.

    Campbell, 1907. First published in 1899, this is the revised edition. Hardback book in maroon coloured cloth. Gilt titles to front board and spine. Page edges red. Boards are slightly handled and a little bumped at corners. Lots of interesting photos - including frontis portrait and large colour fold-out map attached at rear. 351 pages plus map. Overall good + 190 x 145 mm (7½ x 5¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3990
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  • Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California. by COLTON, Rev. Walter
    COLTON, Rev. Walter
    Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California.

    New York: A.S. Barnes, 1850. Long title: Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California. With Sketches of Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, Lima, Honolulu, and San Francisco.
    First Edition. In black blind stamped boards, with gilt illustration of ship on front board, and gilt titles to spine. Boards are slightly rubbed. Frontis and title are heavily foxed. The rest of the pages lightly foxed. An important historical account of the post-war voyages of the USS Congress. Frontispiece portrait of Commodore Stockton, plus four colour plates. Howes' C624 makes this the first issue as it has printed endpapers (advertisements); these are blank endpapers in later issues. Small previous owner name and date…

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    New York: A.S. Barnes, 1850. Long title: Deck and Port; or, Incidents of a Cruise in the United States Frigate Congress to California. With Sketches of Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, Lima, Honolulu, and San Francisco.
    First Edition. In black blind stamped boards, with gilt illustration of ship on front board, and gilt titles to spine. Boards are slightly rubbed. Frontis and title are heavily foxed. The rest of the pages lightly foxed. An important historical account of the post-war voyages of the USS Congress. Frontispiece portrait of Commodore Stockton, plus four colour plates. Howes' C624 makes this the first issue as it has printed endpapers (advertisements); these are blank endpapers in later issues. Small previous owner name and date to front. Complete with map on page 12. 490 pages. Foxing throughout. 190 x 135 mm (7½ x 5¼ inches). Titre long : L'histoire d'une croisière à bord de la frégate américaine Congress vers la Californie. Avec des croquis de Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, Lima, Honolulu et San Francisco.
    Première édition. Dans des cartons noirs estampillés à l'aveugle, avec une illustration dorée du navire sur la première page, et des titres dorés au dos. Les planches sont légèrement frottées. Le frontispice et le titre sont fortement roussis. Le reste des pages est légèrement roussi. Un important récit historique des voyages d'après-guerre de l'USS Congress. Portrait du Commodore Stockton en frontispice et quatre planches en couleur. Howes' C624 fait de cet ouvrage la première édition car il comporte des pages de garde imprimées (publicités) ; ces pages de garde sont vierges dans les éditions ultérieures. Petit nom de l'ancien propriétaire et date au début de l'ouvrage. Complet avec la carte à la page 12. 490 pages. Rousseurs sur l'ensemble de l'ouvrage. 190 x 135 mm

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    Book ID: 2968
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  • Engraved plate - A View of Kamalia by PARKS, Mungo
    PARKS, Mungo
    Engraved plate - A View of Kamalia

    London: W. Bulmer and Co. for the author; and sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1799. Original loose plate from Mungo Park's, Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa: performed under the direction and patronage of the African Association, in the years 1795, 1796, and 1797. With an appendix, containing geographical illustrations of Africa. By Major Rennell. (London, 1799). This found facing p. 252 was taken from a drawing that was based on a sketch made by Park. Darkening / foxing to the top edge of the margin. Overall good - perfect for framing. Blank to verso. 215 x 270 mm (8½ x 10¾ inches).

    Book ID: 3012
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  • Author signed to title page.
    From the Holy Mountain. by DALRYMPLE, William
    DALRYMPLE, William
    From the Holy Mountain. A Journey Among the Christians of the Middle East.

    London: Harper Collins, 1997. First edition. Signed by author on the title page. In near fine unclipped dust jacket. Decorative endpapers. Under dust jacket the cloth boards are spotless and the gilt title is bright. No foxing. Internally too everything is clean and bright. "It is a rich and gripping blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with a thread of black comedy." The author retraces the footsteps of monks John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist through eastern Turkey, the ruins of Beirut, the West Bank and southern Egypt. x, 484 pp.

    Book ID: 2228
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  • A lovely silver gelatin print of an Aboriginal warrior
    'Gingung' an Australian Aboriginal man by KERRY & Co.
    KERRY & Co.
    'Gingung' an Australian Aboriginal man

    Bathurst, Australia: Sydney, Kerry & Co, C1900, Original Photograph. A lovely photograph of an Aboriginal man named Gingung. Kerry & co / Tyrrell's Sydney: No. 1829 Gingung, a warrior.
    Silver gelatin print, with albumen paper process. Signed in the negative. Studio Stamped. Title written in the negative. Stamp (slightly visible, see image) on verso. This is a print by Tyrrell from negatives from Kerry & Co. There is a copy referenced at the Maas Museum of New South Wales.

    The photograph is stamped on back 'TYRRELL'S MUSEUM / OF / ANTIQUES BOOKS & CURIOS / 143 CASTLEREAGH STREET / SYDNEY' 1829 and identified by Smalls auctions in Australia as an early reprint from the original 'Kerry' glass negative. The sepia…

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    Bathurst, Australia: Sydney, Kerry & Co, C1900, Original Photograph. A lovely photograph of an Aboriginal man named Gingung. Kerry & co / Tyrrell's Sydney: No. 1829 Gingung, a warrior.
    Silver gelatin print, with albumen paper process. Signed in the negative. Studio Stamped. Title written in the negative. Stamp (slightly visible, see image) on verso. This is a print by Tyrrell from negatives from Kerry & Co. There is a copy referenced at the Maas Museum of New South Wales.

    The photograph is stamped on back 'TYRRELL'S MUSEUM / OF / ANTIQUES BOOKS & CURIOS / 143 CASTLEREAGH STREET / SYDNEY' 1829 and identified by Smalls auctions in Australia as an early reprint from the original 'Kerry' glass negative. The sepia reprints are likely the working stock of the Kerry Studio that Tyrell acquired along with the original glass negatives.
    "Produced by the Sydney firm Charles Kerry & Co. and part of the Powerhouse Museum's Tyrrell collection which contains over 2,900 glass plate negatives by Kerry & Co. Although a few appear to be from the 1880s most were produced between 1892 and 1917. Over this period, and well into the early 1900s, prints from these negatives appeared in many Australian publications and albums of views. In 1903 the company began producing postcards from these negatives, further establishing the images as some of the most significant and best known early views of New South Wales.
    Some of the more significant themes covered by the collection include; views of New South Wales, Queensland, country towns, Sydney, Indigenous Australians, the South Pacific, rural life, native flora and fauna, and sentimental views. In addition there are a number of significant events from the 1900s covered by the collection including; Embarkation of troops for the Boer War, Hordens fire and the Inauguration of the Commonwealth in 1901, the arrival of the Great White Fleet and the Burns verses Johnson boxing match at Rushcutters Bay in 1908."
    Geoff Barker, Curatorial, January, 2009. 205 by 150mm (8 by 6 inches).

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  • Gravure 'Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales'. by LE BRUYN, Cornelius
    LE BRUYN, Cornelius
    Gravure 'Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales'.

    Amsterdam: Les Freres Wetstein, 1718. Beautiful engraved double page taken from the First edition (in French) of Le Bruyn's important illustrated account of his voyage to Russia, Persia, India and Java.
    The book is arguably the best authority for costumes of the era in the countries visited. This double page shows the costumes typical of 'Homme Persan' and 'Dame Persanne'. In a very good condition for its age. Some very small closed tears to edges. Blank on verso.
    Scope of images: 355 x 290 mm (14 x 11½ inches). Actual item: 405 x 325mm (16 x 12¾ inches). Belle double page gravée tirée de la Première édition (en français) de l'important récit illustré de Le Bruyn de…

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    Amsterdam: Les Freres Wetstein, 1718. Beautiful engraved double page taken from the First edition (in French) of Le Bruyn's important illustrated account of his voyage to Russia, Persia, India and Java.
    The book is arguably the best authority for costumes of the era in the countries visited. This double page shows the costumes typical of 'Homme Persan' and 'Dame Persanne'. In a very good condition for its age. Some very small closed tears to edges. Blank on verso.
    Scope of images: 355 x 290 mm (14 x 11½ inches). Actual item: 405 x 325mm (16 x 12¾ inches). Belle double page gravée tirée de la Première édition (en français) de l'important récit illustré de Le Bruyn de son voyage en Russie, Perse, Inde et Java.
    Le livre est sans doute la meilleure autorité pour les costumes de l'époque dans les pays visités. Cette double page montre les costumes typiques de « Homme Persan » et « Dame Persanne ». En très bon état pour son âge. Quelques très petites déchirures fermées sur les bords. Blanc au verso.
    Portée des images : 355 x 290 mm (14 x 11½ pouces). Article réel : 405 x 325 mm

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    Book ID: 2316
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