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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. 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. [vi], 1-480, [vi]. pp

    Condition: 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).

    Book ID: 1669
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  • a treatise on the conversion of Hindus, and on the failure of the Catholic Church to do the same.
    A Reply to the Letters of the Abbe Dubois on the State of Christianity in India. by HOUGH, Rev. James
    HOUGH, Rev. James
    A Reply to the Letters of the Abbe Dubois on the State of Christianity in India.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: L. B. Seeley & Son, 1824. Original paper covered cloth boards with cloth spine. Title neatly painted (at a later date it seems) in two colours to the spine. Bookplate to the inside board showing that the book was gifted to the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts in 1867. A second stamp to the front end paper from the SPGFP. No other marks. The book is presented in six sections. 1) on the possibility of converting Hindus (Hindoos). 2) The nature and failure of Catholic efforts 3) the nature of Protestant efforts. 4) The success of Protestant efforts. 5) the present state of the Syrian church in Travancore and 6) the duty and policy of promoting Christianity in India. iv, 322. pp

    Condition: A clean and tidy copy of this first edition. A touch of darkening to the boards with a little rubbing to the edges. Internally clean and tidy throughout, with just a little darkening. No significant marks beyond the end papers. A nice copy.

    Book ID: 1388
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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. 181 + (3) pp. 215 x 135 mm (8½ x 5¼ inches).

    Condition: Contents have foxing throughout. Two plates are in facsimile.

    Book ID: 2620
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  • Across the Russias by STEWART, John Massey
    STEWART, John Massey
    Across the Russias

    London: Harvill Press: 1969. First Edition. Hardback. Signed by the author in dedication after his lecture on Siberia given in Southampton at the beginning of 1979. The book follows the author and his friend's exceptionally fascinating - and possibly unique - 12,500 mile trip (driving a Mini Minor car) across the former Soviet Union. In original unclipped colour photographic dust jacket. Brown cloth boards. This work includes a collection of quite extraordinary b/w and colour images covering all aspects of the journey. From costume, rituals, traditions, the arts, architecture and places. Offering a rare glimpse of life across towns and cities in former Soviet republics. 256 pages. 245 x 175 mm (9¾ x 7 inches).

    Condition: Previous owner's small bookplate to front free endpaper. Minimal light spots of foxing to prelims. Overall a very good signed copy, in a very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 2949
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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. 2 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.

    Book ID: 2449
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  • Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India; and of their Institutions, Religious and Civil. by DUBOIS, Abbe J. A.
    DUBOIS, Abbe J. A.
    Description of the Character, Manners, and Customs of the People of India; and of their Institutions, Religious and Civil. Translated from the French Manuscript

    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817. First edition 4to, Bound in late 19th century half calf, marbled boards. A little light spotting to extremities. Title on spine. A very good copy. The book bears the owner's signature of T.J. Powell, Brecon. This would seem to be the Welsh composer and conductor Thomas James Powell.
    xxvii, [1, blank], 565 pp. 270 by 210mm (10¾ by 8¼ inches). Although translated from the French, this was the 1st Edition. A Classic analysis of Hindu society. Jean-Antoine Dubois, 1765-1848, French catholic missionary, sailed in 1792 to India where he spent twenty-seven years, serving first in Pondichery, then at Mysore and Mangalore. He abjured western society, dressed as a Sanyasi, and…

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    London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1817. First edition 4to, Bound in late 19th century half calf, marbled boards. A little light spotting to extremities. Title on spine. A very good copy. The book bears the owner's signature of T.J. Powell, Brecon. This would seem to be the Welsh composer and conductor Thomas James Powell.
    xxvii, [1, blank], 565 pp. 270 by 210mm (10¾ by 8¼ inches). Although translated from the French, this was the 1st Edition. A Classic analysis of Hindu society. Jean-Antoine Dubois, 1765-1848, French catholic missionary, sailed in 1792 to India where he spent twenty-seven years, serving first in Pondichery, then at Mysore and Mangalore. He abjured western society, dressed as a Sanyasi, and became a vegetarian. In 1827 he returned to Paris where he was appointed head on the Missions Étrangères. This book, one of the first classic analyses of Hindu society, soon became a standard work and a kind of manual for the Indian Civil Service. It is now known that a substantial portion of the work was plagiarized from the writings of a French Jesuit, Father Gaston-Laurent Coeurdoux, who worked in south India from 1732 to 1779 and was himself a noted Indologist.

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    Condition: A little rubbing to the binding, which has been restored. Book is in very good, clean condition, with a touch of foxing to the initial pages.

    Book ID: 2065
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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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  • Engraving from 'Voyages par la Moscovie, en Perse, et aux Indes Orientales'. by LE BRUYN, Cornelius
    LE BRUYN, Cornelius
    Engraving from '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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  • 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. In near Fine unclipped dust jacket. Decorative endpapers. "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. Signed by author on the title page. x, 484 pp.

    Condition: Under dust jacket the cloth boards are spotless and the gilt title is bright. No foxing. Internally too everything is clean and bright.

    Book ID: 2228
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  • Geographie Physique de la Mer Noire, de L'Interieur de L'Afrique et de la Mediterranee. by DUREAU-DE-LAMALLE, A., fils.
    DUREAU-DE-LAMALLE, A., fils.
    Geographie Physique de la Mer Noire, de L'Interieur de L'Afrique et de la Mediterranee. Accompagnee de deux cartes dressees par J.N. Buaghe.

    Edition: First Edition

    Paris: Dentu: 1807. Nineteenth century (but not original) half leather binding, with brown marbled boards. Black labels to raised bands to the spine. Mottled closed page edge. Housed in a matching brown and marbled slipcase. Hand coloured end papers with gilt highlights. The binding appears to be a good amateur rather than professional job. Two hand made map pockets (with the large folding maps inside). Map of Interior 350mm x 270mm. Map of the voyage 490mm x 380mm. Very nice clean and tidy condition. No significant flaws. A touch of marking to the half title only. There is a small closed tear to the map of the voyage. Reliure demi-cuir XIXème (mais pas d'origine), à plats marbrés marron. Etiquettes noires…

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    Paris: Dentu: 1807. Nineteenth century (but not original) half leather binding, with brown marbled boards. Black labels to raised bands to the spine. Mottled closed page edge. Housed in a matching brown and marbled slipcase. Hand coloured end papers with gilt highlights. The binding appears to be a good amateur rather than professional job. Two hand made map pockets (with the large folding maps inside). Map of Interior 350mm x 270mm. Map of the voyage 490mm x 380mm. Very nice clean and tidy condition. No significant flaws. A touch of marking to the half title only. There is a small closed tear to the map of the voyage. Reliure demi-cuir XIXème (mais pas d'origine), à plats marbrés marron. Etiquettes noires aux bandes en relief jusqu'au dos. Bord de page fermé marbré. Logé dans un étui assorti marron et marbré. Feuilles de garde coloriées à la main avec rehauts d'or. La reliure semble être un bon travail d'amateur plutôt que de professionnel. Deux pochettes pour cartes faites à la main (avec les grandes cartes pliantes à l'intérieur). Plan d'intérieur 350 mm x 270 mm. Carte du voyage 490mm x 380mm. Très bel état de propreté et de rangement. Pas de défauts importants. Une touche de marquage au faux titre seulement. Il y a une petite déchirure fermée sur la carte du voyage.

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    Book ID: 1879
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  • Hedendaagsche historie of Tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren by SALMON, Thomas.
    SALMON, Thomas.
    Hedendaagsche historie of Tegenwoordige staat van alle volkeren IV. deel. Behelzende [...] Persia, Arabia, en het Asiatisch Tartaryen

    Amsterdam: Isaak Tirion: 1732. Part Four of Salmon's seminal work. First edition of the Dutch translation of Salmon's work dealing with Persia, Arabia and Tartary. Translated and much enlarged by Matthias van Gogh. A very nice copy. simple red leather spine, and red marbled boards. (more recent than the book - probably 19thC). With engraved title-page, 3 engraved maps and 9 engraved plates (7 folding). The 3 large folding maps depict Persia, Arabia and Tartary and the illustrations include a Persian hunting scene and a view of the Kaaba in Mecca. [viii], 3-637, [xiii]. pp

    Condition: The spine and edges have a little rubbing to them -but not too much. Slight creasing to the spine, and the gilt is somewhat faded. The newer end papers are somewhat darkened - but the original pages are in good clean condition. The maps and plates are in lovely condition. One is detached but still neat and present.

    Book ID: 1808
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  • Histoire des Francais dans L'Inde. Depuis la Fondation de Pondichery by MALLESON, Le Lieutenant-Colonel
    MALLESON, Le Lieutenant-Colonel
    Histoire des Francais dans L'Inde. Depuis la Fondation de Pondichery Jusqu'a la Prise de Cette Ville (1674-1761). Traduction de Mme S, Le Page

    Paris: Librairie de la Societe Bibliographique, 1874. Contemporary green leather spine with gilt titles. Marbled boards with green accents. A picture of the first attempts made by the French to establish their domination in India. Martin's generous efforts; the works of La Bourdonnais; the rivalry of it with Dupleix; the recall of La Bourdonnais; the admirable labours of Dupleix, so badly supported by the government of France; the struggles of his successors and the final failure.
    xi, 504 pp. Title page has small ex libris stamp. Some water staining / foxing throughout. Large fold-out map (47 x 39 cm) to the rear has become detached, a little creased, but otherwise in a good condition. 240 by 160mm (9½ by…

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    Paris: Librairie de la Societe Bibliographique, 1874. Contemporary green leather spine with gilt titles. Marbled boards with green accents. A picture of the first attempts made by the French to establish their domination in India. Martin's generous efforts; the works of La Bourdonnais; the rivalry of it with Dupleix; the recall of La Bourdonnais; the admirable labours of Dupleix, so badly supported by the government of France; the struggles of his successors and the final failure.
    xi, 504 pp. Title page has small ex libris stamp. Some water staining / foxing throughout. Large fold-out map (47 x 39 cm) to the rear has become detached, a little creased, but otherwise in a good condition. 240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches). George Bruce Malleson was born in Wimbledon (UK). Educated at Winchester, he obtained a cadetship in the Bengal infantry in 1842, and served through the second Burmese War. His subsequent appointments were in the civil line, the last being that of guardian to the young Maharajah of Mysore. He retired with the rank of colonel in 1877, having been created C.S.I. in the 1872 Birthday Honours. He authored the biographies of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, the French governor-general Dupleix and the British officer Robert Clive for the Rulers of India series. Dos de l'époque en cuir vert avec titres dorés. Planches marbrées aux accents verts. Une image des premières tentatives faites par les Français pour asseoir leur domination en Inde. les efforts généreux de Martin; les œuvres de La Bourdonnais ; sa rivalité avec Dupleix ; le rappel de La Bourdonnais ; les admirables travaux de Dupleix, si mal soutenus par le gouvernement de la France ; les luttes de ses successeurs et l'échec final.
    xi, 504 pp. La page de titre a un petit cachet ex libris. Quelques taches d'eau / rousseurs partout. Grande carte dépliante (47 x 39 cm) à l'arrière s'est détachée, un peu froissée, mais sinon en bon état. 240 par 160 mm (9½ par 6¼ pouces). George Bruce Malleson est né à Wimbledon (Royaume-Uni). Formé à Winchester, il obtint un grade de cadet dans l'infanterie du Bengale en 1842 et servit pendant la seconde guerre birmane. Ses nominations ultérieures étaient dans la ligne civile, la dernière étant celle de tuteur du jeune maharadjah de Mysore. Il prend sa retraite avec le grade de colonel en 1877, ayant été créé C.S.I. dans les honneurs d'anniversaire de 1872. Il est l'auteur des biographies de l'empereur moghol Akbar, du gouverneur général français Dupleix et de l'officier britannique Robert Clive pour la série Rulers of India.

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    Book ID: 2232
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  • Journals of the Rev. Messrs. Isenberg and Krapf, missionaries of the Church Missionary Society, by ISENBERG, Karl Wilhelm. & KRAPF, Johann Ludwig.
    ISENBERG, Karl Wilhelm. & KRAPF, Johann Ludwig.
    Journals of the Rev. Messrs. Isenberg and Krapf, missionaries of the Church Missionary Society, Detailing their proceedings in the Kingdom of Shoa, and Journeys in other parts of Abyssinia, in the years 1839, 1840, 1841 and 1842.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Seeley, Burnside & Seeley, 1843. First edition - complete. '...To which is prefixed, a geographical memoir of Abyssinia and South-Eastern Africa by James McQueen esq. grounded on the missionaries' journals, and the expedition of the Pacha of Egypt up the Nile.' Original brown blind stamped buckram with gilt titles to spine. Yellow end papers. Small bookseller's embossed stamp to the half title. (George Gardham of Beverley). Two folding hand coloured maps of the relevant parts of Africa.. The buckram is a little faded and rubbed to the edge. There is a little chipping to the head and tail of the spine with slight loss. A split to the board has been repaired. A closed tear to the half…

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    London: Seeley, Burnside & Seeley, 1843. First edition - complete. '...To which is prefixed, a geographical memoir of Abyssinia and South-Eastern Africa by James McQueen esq. grounded on the missionaries' journals, and the expedition of the Pacha of Egypt up the Nile.' Original brown blind stamped buckram with gilt titles to spine. Yellow end papers. Small bookseller's embossed stamp to the half title. (George Gardham of Beverley). Two folding hand coloured maps of the relevant parts of Africa.. The buckram is a little faded and rubbed to the edge. There is a little chipping to the head and tail of the spine with slight loss. A split to the board has been repaired. A closed tear to the half title page has been neatly repaired. The maps are in very nice clean condition. xxvii, 529. pp

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    Book ID: 1920
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  • La Russie et la Turquie anciennes et modernes, by FAVRE (Léopold)
    FAVRE (Léopold)
    La Russie et la Turquie anciennes et modernes, histoire, légendes, moeurs, monumens, arts, littérature.

    Paris & Niort: Allouard et Kaeppelin & Robin et Cie. First Edition. No date, but 1854. Contemporary black blind stamped buckram with gilt titles to the spine. There is a little chipping to the head and tail of the spine, and the beginnings of cracking to the front board, but it is still holding. 8 engraved plates - complete. There are small library stamps from a French Diocesan library. Slight darkening to the pages. Overall a very respectable copy. [iv], 368, [ii] pp. 240 x 150 mm (9½ x 6 inches). Première édition. Pas de date, mais 1854. Bougran noir contemporain estampé à froid avec titres dorés au dos. Il y a un peu d'écaillage sur la tête et…

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    Paris & Niort: Allouard et Kaeppelin & Robin et Cie. First Edition. No date, but 1854. Contemporary black blind stamped buckram with gilt titles to the spine. There is a little chipping to the head and tail of the spine, and the beginnings of cracking to the front board, but it is still holding. 8 engraved plates - complete. There are small library stamps from a French Diocesan library. Slight darkening to the pages. Overall a very respectable copy. [iv], 368, [ii] pp. 240 x 150 mm (9½ x 6 inches). Première édition. Pas de date, mais 1854. Bougran noir contemporain estampé à froid avec titres dorés au dos. Il y a un peu d'écaillage sur la tête et la queue de la colonne vertébrale, et des débuts de craquelures sur la planche avant, mais ça tient toujours. 8 planches gravées - complètes. Il existe de petits timbres de bibliothèque d'une bibliothèque diocésaine française. Légère assombrissement des pages. Dans l'ensemble, une copie très respectable. [iv], 368, [ii] p. 240 x 150 mm

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    Book ID: 3193
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  • Les héros du désert: Moffat et Livingstone by D'HOUAY, Claire
    D'HOUAY, Claire
    Les héros du désert: Moffat et Livingstone

    Rouen: Megard et Cie, 1881. First Edition. Part of the Bibliothèque Morale de La Jeunesse. Original dark green buckram with black embossed designs and gilt detail. A touch of handling to the binding only. Internally clean and tidy with just a little darkening to the pages. 224pp. Frontis of Livingstone. 250 by 170mm (9¾ by 6¾ inches). Première édition. Fait partie de la Bibliothèque Morale de La Jeunesse. Percaline vert foncé originale avec des motifs en relief noirs et des détails dorés. Une touche de manipulation à la reliure uniquement. Intérieurement propre et bien rangé avec juste un peu d'assombrissement des pages. 224pp. Frontis de Livingstone. 250 par 170mm

    Book ID: 2406
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  • Nakahama Manjirō's Hyōsen kiryaku by Manjirō, Nakahama
    Manjirō, Nakahama
    Nakahama Manjirō's Hyōsen kiryaku A companion book to the exhibition 'Drifting: Nakahama Manjirō's Tale of Discovery'

    Philadelphia: Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1999. Black softback with blue dust jacket. Front cover overlaid with an illustration. The exhibition at the Rosenbach featured a copy of Manjiro's own lavishly illustrated manuscript account of his adventures, and this companion book includes full-page colour reproductions the manuscript. 116 pages. 260 x 185 mm (10¼ x 7¼ inches). In 1843 (at just 16 years old) Nakahama Manjirō became the first Japanese person to live in the United States. Two years earlier, at the tender age of 14, he had been rescued after a shipwreck by the crew of the 'John Howland', an American whale ship from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Having mastered English, sailing the world on whaling ships for several years,…

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    Philadelphia: Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1999. Black softback with blue dust jacket. Front cover overlaid with an illustration. The exhibition at the Rosenbach featured a copy of Manjiro's own lavishly illustrated manuscript account of his adventures, and this companion book includes full-page colour reproductions the manuscript. 116 pages. 260 x 185 mm (10¼ x 7¼ inches). In 1843 (at just 16 years old) Nakahama Manjirō became the first Japanese person to live in the United States. Two years earlier, at the tender age of 14, he had been rescued after a shipwreck by the crew of the 'John Howland', an American whale ship from New Bedford, Massachusetts. Having mastered English, sailing the world on whaling ships for several years, and trying his hand at gold mining, Manjirō later risked his life to go back to Japan in an attempt to make his homeland more "hospitable."
    After much suspicion, and many interrogations, he was later to become a shōgun's samurai, a teacher of English and American culture, and his translation of Nathaniel Bowditch's 'The New American Practical Navigator' constituted the introduction of modern scientific navigation methods to Japan. His life story is certainly a fascinating one, and number of Manjirō's students would go on to play seminal roles in the Meiji-era modernisation of Japan.
    This information has been extrapolated from an article written by Junji Kitadai.

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    Condition: In very good / fine condition.

    Book ID: 2583
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  • Ozeanien, die Inseln der Südsee. Ältere und neuere Erforschungsreisen im Gebiet der Inselgruppen des Stillen Ozeans. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Leben, Sprache und Sitten der aussterbenden Naturvölker jener Eilande. Mit 170 Textabbildungen, mehreren in den Text gedruckten Karten by CHRISTMANN. Fr & OBERLANDER, Richard
    CHRISTMANN. Fr & OBERLANDER, Richard
    Ozeanien, die Inseln der Südsee. Ältere und neuere Erforschungsreisen im Gebiet der Inselgruppen des Stillen Ozeans. Mit besonderer Rücksicht auf Leben, Sprache und Sitten der aussterbenden Naturvölker jener Eilande. Mit 170 Textabbildungen, mehreren in den Text gedruckten Karten Ozeanien II: Die Inselwelt des Stillen Ozeans in Melanesiuen, Polynesien und Mikronesien.

    Leipzig: Otto Spamer, 1873. Vol 2 only. Richly illustrated work on the Pacific islands. Half leather with marbled boards. Gilt titles to spine. Frontispiece, maps, views and numerous illustrations in the text on Hawaii. Binding in good, clean condition. Slight weakness to the rear hinge. Slight darkening to the pages. XXVI, VIII, 376 pp. 225 by 150mm (8¾ by 6 inches).

    Book ID: 3260
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  • Sea Road to the Indies. by HART, Henry H.
    HART, Henry H.
    Sea Road to the Indies. An account of the voyages and exploits of the Portuguese Navigators, together with the life and times of Dom Vasco Da Gama, Capitao-Mor, Viceroy of India and Count of Vidigueira.

    London: William Hodge and Company, Limited, 1952. First British edition. Hardback. In original unclipped dust jacket. Now in Mylar protective wrap. Red cloth with gilt title to spine. 296 pages. 225 x 145 mm (8¾ x 5¾ inches).

    Condition: The map end papers have some age toning in line with the dust jacket. Inside is clean. The dust jacket has a little age-toning and some light rubbing / chips to the corners. Overall a good example.

    Book ID: 2889
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  • Seen in the Yemen: Travelling with Freya Stark and Others by LEACH, Hugh
    LEACH, Hugh
    Seen in the Yemen: Travelling with Freya Stark and Others

    London: Arabian Publishing, 2011. First UK edition. Hardback green cloth with gilt stamped title to front and spine. In unclipped dust jacket. The Yemen, brought to life by the author's remarkable b/w photographs, taken with his Leica camera in the 1970's and produced here in duotone. Dame Freya Stark traveled in north Yemen with the author when she was in her mid 80's; and it is to her this book is dedicated. Photographic endpapers, 308 pages. 250 x 185 mm (9¾ x 7¼ inches).

    Condition: Very clean book both inside and out, with no inscriptions. Dust jacket very good, now in removable protective Mylar.

    Book ID: 2947
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  • Sind Revisited: by BURTON, Richard F.
    BURTON, Richard F.
    Sind Revisited: With Notices of the Anglo-Indian Army; Railroads; Past, Present and Future, etc:

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1877. First Edition. Original Grey-Mauve cloth with border on front cover enclosing a black stamped floral resign. Lettered in gilt. Re-cased. The binding is a little faded and soiled, but overall in very good condition. Library number in white, and remnant of a contemporary library sticker to the base of each spine. Internally, largely clean and tidy, but with a little darkening to the edges and occasional light foxing. Initially Burton had written a report on the Sind and its population in "Reports on Bombay" in around 1849, hence the "revisited" here. Burton intended that this much updated text on India after the mutiny be illustrated with a map and photographs taken on this…

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    London: Richard Bentley & Son, 1877. First Edition. Original Grey-Mauve cloth with border on front cover enclosing a black stamped floral resign. Lettered in gilt. Re-cased. The binding is a little faded and soiled, but overall in very good condition. Library number in white, and remnant of a contemporary library sticker to the base of each spine. Internally, largely clean and tidy, but with a little darkening to the edges and occasional light foxing. Initially Burton had written a report on the Sind and its population in "Reports on Bombay" in around 1849, hence the "revisited" here. Burton intended that this much updated text on India after the mutiny be illustrated with a map and photographs taken on this 1876 journey with Isabel. However, his publisher returned the map and photographs he had sent them, as he considered that the expense would be too great. Half-title to Vol. I., not called for in Vol. II. xii, 343; iv, 331. pp.

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    Condition: This is an ex-library copy, and although there are not many library marks to the book, there are a few. Namely: Vol. I. Number to half title; discolouration from removed sticker to the verso; small (2cm diameter) circular library stamp to the title page. The end papers in Vol. I. have been replaced from old, contemporary black end-paper stock.

    Book ID: 1026
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