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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Book ID: 2761
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Missionary Register. by CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY
    CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY
    Missionary Register. Survey of the Protestant Missionary Stations throughout the world in their geographical order. Full Year 1824

    London: L. B. Seeley, 1824. Half calf binding with embossed decoration and burgundy label with gilt titles to spine. A touch of nicking to the spine and slight rubbing only. Ownership signature of Elizabeth Agnes Fitzgerald of Listowel. A full year of this monthly publication comprising brief reports from each station around the world, divided into United Kingdom, Africa, Mediterranean, the Black & Caspian seas, India, Australasia, North & South America. 4 engraved plates and one map. In addition there are often articles and engravings, including: February - An obituary of four native Christians, and a lengthy report on the Mission to convert the Jews. Engraved plate of the Indian goddess Kalee. April - A memoir of the late…

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    London: L. B. Seeley, 1824. Half calf binding with embossed decoration and burgundy label with gilt titles to spine. A touch of nicking to the spine and slight rubbing only. Ownership signature of Elizabeth Agnes Fitzgerald of Listowel. A full year of this monthly publication comprising brief reports from each station around the world, divided into United Kingdom, Africa, Mediterranean, the Black & Caspian seas, India, Australasia, North & South America. 4 engraved plates and one map. In addition there are often articles and engravings, including: February - An obituary of four native Christians, and a lengthy report on the Mission to convert the Jews. Engraved plate of the Indian goddess Kalee. April - A memoir of the late Rev. Wililiam Ward, an engraving of a hindoo widow casting herself onto her husbands pyre. June - A Memoir of Theophilus Solomon Schumann. July - A memoir of the Rev James Richards. August - A memoir of the Rev F.C.G. Schroeter, an engraving of the Syrian college at Travancore. September - An obituary of the Rev. T.C. Deininger. October - An obituary of Mr John Harle, an engraved map of Cape Mesurado. November - An obituary of Drinave (a youth training in England), an engraved plate of the temple at Juggernaut. December - an obituary of the Rev. Philander Chase. 582 pages. 220 by 140mm (8¾ by 5½ inches).

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    Book ID: 3496
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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. First edition. Black soft back 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. In very good / fine condition. 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,…

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    Philadelphia: Rosenbach Museum & Library, 1999. First edition. Black soft back 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. In very good / fine condition. 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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    Book ID: 2583
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