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A Residence Among the Chinese; Inland, on the Coast, and at Sea. Being a narrative of Scenes and Adventure During a Third Visit to China, from 1853 to 1856

By: Fortune, Robert

Price: £295.00

Publisher: London, John Murray, 1857

Edition: First Edition


Dark brown pebbled cloth with titles in gilt on spine. Condition: Fair to good, with light rubbing and shelfwear to covers. Binding sound apart from being cracked in a couple of places internally. Some pages unopened at top. Front pastedown has a bookplate bearing the name Balbirnie, with the motto "Virtus ad aethera tendit". Some light water damage to the inner edges of some of the text and plates. Light cockling to text throughout. 440pp. 22 b/w illustrations i... View more info

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A Tour to Alet and La Grande Chartreuse (Vols I and II

By: Lancelot, Dome Claude

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Cornhill, London, J and A Arch, 1816


NB; The binder has muddled the first few pages of each volume, i.e. Vol I contains the title page and first contents page of Vol II, then the text of Vol I (spine states Vol II), Vol II contains the title page of Vol I then the second contents page of Vol II, then the text of Vol II (spine states Vol I). Second edition. The full title reads: A tour to Alet and La Grande Chartreuse, by Dom Claude Lancelot, author of the Port Royal Grammars; with some account of the monast... View more info

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C.C.Wang - Landscape Paintings

By: Cahill, James (intro.)

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Seattle and London, Hsi An T'ang Distributed By University of Washington Press, 1986


Softcover. Grey card covers with title in silver on front cover and spine. Condition: Fine, binding sound, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fine, with a hint of shelfwear. 91pp. Many colour illustrations.The book includes a foreword by C.C.Wang (1907-2003), an artist and collector originally from China, but based in New York for much of his career, essays by James Cahill on Wangs' oeuvre and by Lynn King on Chinese seals and their place in Chinese paint... View more info

Descriptive Guide of Mont Saint-Michel

By: Corroyer, Edouard

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Paris, Ducher et Cie., 1883


Dark green cloth, the borders of the front cover delineated in gilt, with titles and the heraldic emblem of the abbey also in gilt on the front cover. Yellow endpapers. All edges of textblock are red. Condition: Good, although covers are in a fair condition being generally lightly rubbed and shelfworn, with bumping to covers and spine. Binding sound, no inscriptions. 158pp. 61 b/w illustrations, including two folding illustrations, one of which (Fig 37, showing the North... View more info

Edinburgh: Picturesque Notes

By: Stevenson, Robert Louis

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1954


Cream paper covered boards with titles in silver on spine. Condition: Good with light shelfwear to cove edges and light bumping to spine. Binding sound, light foxing to endpapers and textblock edges, text clean, no inscriptions. Dustjacket condition: Fair, b/w image pasted on to front cover, lightly soiled and quite foxed, with a couple of small tears around spine. Not price-clipped. 23 photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn. Preface by Janet Adam Smith. This, Stepvenson's ... View more info

In Africa with the Union Jack

By: Pimblett, W.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, J S Virtue & Co., 1898


Dark red leather with titles in gilt within black label on spine. Five raised bands to spine and gold decoration within the compartments and around the edges of the covers. Marbled endpapers and marbling to textblock edges. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear to covers and rubbing to edges of spine. Rear cover has a faint waterstain, not affecting book in any way. Binding sound, text clean. School prize label (Amersham Grammar School) fixed to front pastedown. Previous... View more info

In Bucks

By: Eland, G.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Aylesbury, G.T.de Fraine & Co. Ltd., 1923


Grey paper covered boards with buff colour linen spine. Titles in black on front cover and spine together with an image of a sickle in black on front cover. Condition: Good, covers are lightly soiled and shelfworn and sunned around edges. Browning to endpapers. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Text lightly sunned around edges. Occasional finger print marking/soiling to a couple of pages. The folding map of the county facing title page has a half-inch rip (outside the bord... View more info

Life on the Lagoons

By: Brown, Horatio F.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Rivington, Percival & Co., 1894


Second edition, revised. Dark green cloth, with titles in gilt on spine. Pages untrimmed. Condition: Fair, covers are lightly shelfworn, with bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Previous owners name on fep and half-title. Binding cracked internally in one place, otherwise sound. Light browning to page edges. 297pp. plus publishers list. 21 b/w (mostly photographic) illustrations including tissue-guarded frontispiece. Includes chapters on the lagoons, the... View more info

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Mitford's Japan: The Memoirs and Recollections, 1866-1906, of Algernon Bertram Mitford, the First Lord Redesdale

By: Cortazzi, Hugh (ed.)

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Athlone Press, 1985


Blue hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear to covers. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of the fashion designer, Hardy Amies, and is inscribed to Hardy Amies on the half-title. A further previous owners name is neatly written on front endpaper. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with light shelfwear. 270pp. 7 b/w plates. Algernon Bertram Mitford, the 1st Lord Redesdale, left in his papers and published memoirs some of ... View more info

Nomades De Soleil

By: Brandt, Henry

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Lausanne, Switzerland, Editions Clairefontaine Lausanne, 1956


Bright yellow cloth with titles in black on cover and spine. Condition: Good, light sunning around cover edges, binding sound. Inscription to previous owner on fep. Text clean, no marks or inscriptions. Dustjacket condiiton: Good, with light shelfwear, protected by clear plastic sleeve. 149pp. Profusely illustrated with b/w photographs. Chronicles the lives of nomadic tribesmen in Africa. NB: Text is in French. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Old Dutch Towns and Villages of the Zuiderzee

By: Tuyn, Van W.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, T.Fisher Unwin, 1901


Yellow cloth with titles in gilt on cover and spine and b/w image on the front cover. Pages untrimmed. Condition: Fair, covers are quite grubby, particularly around edges, with foxing to the endpapers. Previous owners name in pencil facing half-title. Binding sound. Textblock edges browned. 160pp. Contains details with beautiful b/w illustrations of towns and villages including Monnikendam, Enkhuizen and Volendam. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall View more info

Old Rome: A Handbook to the ruins of the City and the Campagna

By: Burn, Robert

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, George Bell & Sons, 1880


Terracotta colour cloth with titles in gilt on spine and stamped gilt motif on front cover of Romulus and Remus suckling from the wolf. Condition: Good, covers have some shelfwear and bumping to spine and cover corners. Binding cracked in a couple of places internally sound, some foxing to half-title and previous owners name in pencil thereon. 266pp. plus publishers list. Twenty-two maps and plans, most folding and b/w, one coloured geological map. Last folding plan has ... View more info

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On the Eaves of the World, Vol I Only

By: Farrer, Reginald

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold & Co., 1926


NB: Vol.I only. Second impression. Blue cloth with title in gilt on spine and front cover. Condition: Fair, covers are generally shelfworn with some bumping to head and tail of spine and cover corners. Some damp mottling (not severe) to fore-edge of front and rear covers. The half-title has previously been loose and is laid in with old sellotape. Binding cracked in a couple of places internally. Inscription to previous owner dated March 28 1934 on reverse of half-title. ... View more info

Popular Map Reading

By: Laborde, E.B.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Cambridge at the University Press, 1928


Maroon cloth with titles in gilt on spine and cover. Condition: Good, with light shelfwear and sunning to spine. Light browning to endpapers, and very light browning to text throughout. Binding sound, no marks or inscriptions. 118pp. 57 b/w diagrams and seven maps including one colour folding map at rear. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info

Rambles in Old Exeter

By: Cresswell, Beatrix F.

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Exeter, James G.Commin, 1927


Olive green cloth with titles in black on spine. Condition: Good, spine and corners lightly bumped. Binding sound, no inscriptions. Some browning to endpapers, and general light foxing throughout. 123pp. "Not a history of Exeter, or a guide book, it represents the wanderings of one familiar with an old city, and loving it." Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall View more info