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Columbo Races; The Return, First Race. [Ceylon, by a Native], BROHIER, J.H.
1 BROHIER, J.H. Columbo Races; The Return, First Race. [Ceylon, by a Native]
Original watercolour, 5th September, 1841. 
Original watercolour, 10 x 6 inches, under which is captioned the title and identity of riders and horses. J.H. Brohier was a surveyor from a Huguenot family which had settled in Sri-Lanka in the mid 18th Century. Identifies Mr Somerset [Black jacket and cap on]. This would be Richard Henry Fitzroy Somerset [2nd Baron Raglan from 1855], who was employed in the Ceylon Civil Service from 1841 - 1849. From the Raglan Collection, recently dispersed. 
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The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter., CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C.
2 CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter.
Cassell, 1923 - 33. 
3 Volumes. 1st. Editions. Large 8vo. pp. xvi, 231: xxxiv, 269: xvi, 247: photographic plates. Original pictorial cloth, Very Good in in professionally restored dust wrappers. 
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The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. INSCRIBED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER., CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C.
3 CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C. The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. INSCRIBED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER.
Cassell, 1923 - 33. 
3 Volumes. 1st. Editions. Large 8vo. pp. xvi, 231: xxxiv, 269: xvi, 247: photographic plates. Original pictorial cloth, Fine. First volume inscribed "with the compliments of Mr. Harry Burton." Having resigned as first chief inspector of antiquities in 1905 Howard Carter was unable to return to Egypt until early 1909 when he began his association with George Herbert, fifth earl of Carnarvon. For the next five years they excavated in the Theban necropolis making important, if unspectacular, discoveries. In 1915 Carnarvon was encouraged by Carter to apply for the concession for the Valley of the Kings, one that had been surrendered by Davis and thought by Maspero to be unpromising. Carter thought otherwise. It was not, however, until 1917, after a spell as a civilian employed by the intelligence department of the War Office in Cairo, that Carter was able to conduct annual campaigns in the Valley of the Kings. Few positive results were achieved and in the summer of 1922 Carter had to use all his powers of persuasion to be allowed to conduct one final campaign in the valley. On 4 November 1922, starting work at first light, Howard Carter opened the stairway that led to the tomb of Tutankhamun. His excitement was reflected in the now famous telegram to Carnarvon. "At last have made wonderful discovery in Valley. A magnificent tomb with seals intact." Carnarvon hurried to Luxor and the tomb was entered on 26 November. The discovery astounded the world: a royal tomb, full of spectacular objects. On 16 February 1923 the burial chamber was opened to reveal the unplundered body and funerary equipment of the dead king. Despite "handling the technical processes of clearance, conservation, and recording with exemplary skill and care" and presiding over a discovery which reverberated across the world, Carter received no formal honours from his own country. One of the first people Carter contacted after entering the tomb was Harry Burton, an accomplished art photographer who had gained valuable experience working on the Metropolitan Museum's excavations in Thebes. It proved to be an inspired choice. For not only was Burton able to create a series of remarkable images with what would now be considered as primitive equipment, these images, some 1400 in number, illuminate the excavations and excite the imagination in a way which transcends the text. Burton's photos are more than just a record of the excavation of the tomb. His attention to lighting, texture and composition make them works of art in their own right, capturing as they do the excitement of the greatest archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. Although we have handled several copies of this work which have been inscribed by Carter, we have been unable to locate a copy bearing Burton's name. 
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Illustrations of Ancient Buildings in Kashmir. Prepared Under the Authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council From Photographs, Plans, and Drawings Taken by Order of the Government of India., COLE, Henry Hardy
4 COLE, Henry Hardy Illustrations of Ancient Buildings in Kashmir. Prepared Under the Authority of the Secretary of State for India in Council From Photographs, Plans, and Drawings Taken by Order of the Government of India.
India Museum and W.H. Allen, 1869. 
Folio. pp. 26; lithographed map, 14 plates, 44 mounted carbon autotype photographs [on 43 sheets]. Silverfish damage to the lower margins of 7 leaves, and the outer margins of 4 leaves. Original morocco backed printed orange cloth, all edges gilt, a little rubbed and with a 2 inch by 1 inch torn scar on the rear cover. However, a decent copy of a book rarely encountered in the original binding. 
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Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram - Himalayas. With illustrations by A.D. McCormick., CONWAY, William Martin
5 CONWAY, William Martin Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram - Himalayas. With illustrations by A.D. McCormick.
T. Fisher Unwin, 1894. 
3 Volumes bound in 4. Large 8vo. pp. xix, 360: xv, 361 - 709: viii, 126; portrait frontispiece in vol. 1, 300 illustrations plus duplicate proofs, 3 folding maps in separate volume. All volumes uniformly bound in beige cloth, maroon morocco labels, text volumes slight darkening to spines; a Very Good set. Number 73 of 150 Copies Signed by the Author. William Conway (1856 - 1937) developed an interest in mountaineering whilst at Cambridge and became a member of the Alpine Club in 1877. Although a typical Victorian in his wide ranging interests, he was a keen bibliophile and a lover of the fine arts, later becoming Roscoe Professor of Art at University College, Liverpool. Conway was in no sense an amateur climber. He took as his model Edward Whymper's expedition to the Great Andes of the Equator, which had already demonstrated how a scientific mountaineering expedition should be organised, and the importance Conway attached to the separately published scientific reports clearly reflects this ambition. As W.A.B. Coolidge observed in the Pall Mall Gazette: "The book is not merely the narrative of the best organised and most successful mountaineering expedition as yet made, it is a most valuable and minute account, based on first-hand evidence, of a most fascinating region of the heaven-soaring Himalayas." A scarce account of a remarkable achievement. Neate C103; Yakushi C143. 
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6 CURETON, Rev. William Spicilegium Syriacum: Containing Remains of Bardesan, Meliton, Ambrose and Mara Bar Seraphion, now first edited, with an English translation and notes.
Francis and John Rivington, 1855. 
Tall 8vo. pp. [4], iii, [2], xv, 102, [52]. Original cloth, Very Good. With a long and effusive presentation inscription from the author addressed to Earl of Ellesmere dated July 31, 1855. middle east classics 
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Travels to and from Constantinople, in the years 1827 and 1828; or a personal narrative of a journey from Vienna, through Hungary, Transylvania, Wallachia, Bulgaria, and Roumelia, to Constantinople; and from that city to the capital of Austria, by the Dardanelles.....Styria., FRANKLAND, Capt. Charles Colville.
7 FRANKLAND, Capt. Charles Colville. Travels to and from Constantinople, in the years 1827 and 1828; or a personal narrative of a journey from Vienna, through Hungary, Transylvania, Wallachia, Bulgaria, and Roumelia, to Constantinople; and from that city to the capital of Austria, by the Dardanelles.....Styria.
Henry Colburn, 1829. 
First edition. 2 volumes, 8vo., 2 hand coloured aquatint frontispieces, 14 aquatint plates (3 folding), 4 engraved maps and plans (2 folding), 11 wood-engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, extremities rubbed. The folding maps have small closed tears where carelessly opened, the panoramas with tears along the bottom of the folds. Some very occasional light spotting and a small light stain affecting the top corner of the plates of volume 2 [free of the printed area]. However generally a Very Good clean copy. British Admiral Charles Colville Frankland (1792-1876) travelled from Vienna across south east Europe in 1827 when he was still a lieutenant in the Navy. The journey was extensive and lasted fifteen months. Frankland produced this account shortly after his return. The work is illustrated with engravings based on the author's own drawings and includes a glossary of the Arabic language. Abbey Travel 26; Blackmer 628; Atabey 460. 
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Views of Swanwich Bay., GASTINEAU, H.
8 GASTINEAU, H. Views of Swanwich Bay.
Hullmandel, c. 1825. 
Small folio. pp. 4 black and white views. In brown wrappers lettered on the front cover. Loosely inserted is a fifth lithograph of Swanage Bay, also engraved by Hullmandel. Very Good. Abbey 151 [coloured copy]. 
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Views of Swanwich Bay., GASTINEAU, H.
9 GASTINEAU, H. Views of Swanwich Bay.
Hullmandel, c. 1825. 
Small folio. pp. 4 black and white views. In brown wrappers lettered on the front cover. Loosely inserted is a fifth lithograph of Swanage Bay, also engraved by Hullmandel. Light damp stain affecting the top corner of the front cover and first plate. Abbey 151 [coloured copy]. 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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Twelve Sketches From Nature, Selected From the Sketch Books (1849) of the Gentlemen Cadets of the Royal Military College., GENTLEMEN CADETS
10 GENTLEMEN CADETS Twelve Sketches From Nature, Selected From the Sketch Books (1849) of the Gentlemen Cadets of the Royal Military College.
Printed by F.H. Delamotte, [1849] 
Oblong folio. pp. illustrated title; 11 tinted lithographs. Contemporary paper wrappers, large label printed in gilt. 12 fine views of Sandhurst and the surrounding countryside. Presentation copy inscribed "Charlotte C.E. Somerset, the Gift of Lt. Genl. Sir Geo. Scovell, Feb 15th. 1850." From the Raglan library at Cefntilla. Somerset was the family name of Lord Raglan, so Charlotte must be a relative. Scovell was the Governor of the College at Sandhurst, but had earlier distinguished himself during the Napoleonic Wars where he would have encountered the future Lord Raglan. Not in Abbey and no locations listed on Copac or Worldcat. 
Price: 1800.00 GBP
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Album of Watercolours., GLANVILLE, Dr. Doyle
11 GLANVILLE, Dr. Doyle Album of Watercolours.
1884 - 5. 
Large oblong 4to. 57 watercolours and sketches, various sizes; many signed and dated. Contemporary morocco, worn. Usher Glanville Doyle Glanville was born in Brighton in 1844. After completing his medical education he joined the Union Steamship Company as a medical officer. In 1879 he joined the British Army and was attached to Colonel Durnford's column of 2000 men in South Africa, the majority of whom were killed by the Zulu at Isandalwana. Dr Glanville was one of only thirty who managed to escape the slaughter. He was later present at the Battle of Ulundi where he was mentioned in despatches by Sir Evelyn Wood. He was a talented artist and throughout the Zulu War was employed by the Graphic as a correspondent. In 1885 he volunteered as a medical officer for the British expedition of annexation of Papua New Guinea, led by Sir Peter Scratchley. This album is a personal record by Doyle Glanville of his travels across the world both in the year preceding, and during the expedition and concludes with a series of watercolours describing tribal life there, entitled: "Sketches in New Guinea." The thirteen watercolours provide a vivid depiction of a primitive society and the commentary is both wry and insightful. There are images of Kerepunu, a village on the south east coast, warriors, Koiari, the son of a chief, and a delightful watercolour of Yarok, chief of Sogeri, standing before a mirror for the first time. Other watercolours include: Indian Snake Charmers; Sikh police in Singapore; Scraps from Chinese Life; and the Fort at Woosung, near Shanghai, as well as a series of views of the Sudan campaign of 1885. As with the sketches in New Guinea, Glanville supplies a commentary which, though often ironic in tone, is never pompous or judgemental: "I often wonder how it is that callings seem to run according to race. Cooks are generally Frenchmen. Penny-ice people Italians. Marine engineers Scotchmen. Ship's doctors Irishmen and here on the P & O we always find the barber a Singalee." In the following year, 1886, Glanville was accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and in the same year was registered in Victoria as a medical practitioner. Dr. Glanville returned to Africa in 1890 as a Colonial Medical Officer and during this time sent sketches back to the Illustrated London News. He died of fever the following year while escorting three nurses from the east coast of South Africa. Although several of Glanville's sketches were printed in the Illustrated Sydney News, this album does not appear to have ever been published and there is no record of any of his watercolours appearing at auction. A rare visual record of a little known campaign. 
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The Franklin Expedition From First to Last., KING, Richard
12 KING, Richard The Franklin Expedition From First to Last.
John Churchill, 1855. 
8vo. pp. xxxviii, 3-224; 3 charts, one in text, and 2 plates. Original cloth binding, spine gilt, slight wear to spine, nevertheless a very good example of a notoriously uncommon work. Presentation copy from King to Dr. Norton Shaw, Secretary of the Royal Geographical Society. Having participated in the mission to rescue Arctic explorer John Ross in the 1830s, explorer and obstetrician, Dr. Richard King was well qualified to suggest where the missing expedition of Sir John Franklin could be found. King had expressed doubts about the expedition even before Franklin had set out and warned that Franklin was being sent out "to become the nucleus of an iceberg". These warnings, like many of his opinions, were ignored and when in 1855 he suggested that Franklin's party could be found near the mouth of the Great Fish River, the animosity of the Admiralty and the Royal Geographical Society only increased. The fact that the missing party would finally be found by M'Clintock in 1859 near the mouth of the Great Fish River in the spot King had suggested four years earlier, did little to revive his reputation. King, however, deserves to be remembered, not only for his remarkable prescience with regard to Franklin, but also for several notable contributions to Arctic geography. Using his own observations of Inuit culture, King was able to produce an accurate sketch map of the Arctic which contrasted with the Navy's fatefully flawed charts, and which enabled him to predict the location of the Franklin expedition as well as identifying the existence of Queen Maud Gulf and the Prince of Wales Strait. 
Price: 12500.00 GBP
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The Ruins of Paestum, Otherwise Posidonia in Magna Graecia., MAJOR, Thomas
13 MAJOR, Thomas The Ruins of Paestum, Otherwise Posidonia in Magna Graecia.
Printed by James Dixwell for T. Major, 1768. 
Folio. pp. iv, 45, [1]; 25 plates [numbered I - XXIIII with XIXA and XIXB]. Ex library copy with ink stamp on verso of title page with a little bleed through, a 3 cm stamp to the top margin of each plate not affecting the image. A little light spotting otherwise a clean fresh copy internally in contemporary reversed calf recently restored. 
Price: 3500.00 GBP
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Twenty-Six Lithographic Drawings; Views in the Vicinity of Liverpool., NICHOLSON, S. and G.
14 NICHOLSON, S. and G. Twenty-Six Lithographic Drawings; Views in the Vicinity of Liverpool.
Liverpool: S. and G. Nicholson, 1821. 
Folio. pp. title page, list of subscribers, preface; frontispiece; 26 engraved plates. Large Paper copy. Issued in two parts, this copy is loose, enclosed within the wrappers for part one. A little fraying to the leading margins of the frontispiece and first plate otherwise a clean copy. Not in Abbey. 
Price: 600.00 GBP
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The Great Historical Picture of the Storming of Seringapatam, by the British Troops and Their Allies, May 4th, 1799 Painted by Robert Ker Porter., PORTER, Robert Ker
15 PORTER, Robert Ker The Great Historical Picture of the Storming of Seringapatam, by the British Troops and Their Allies, May 4th, 1799 Painted by Robert Ker Porter.
Glendenning, Printer, [1799] 
Broadside printed with schematic diagram, oblong folio (375 x 490mm.) A rare woodcut key and advertisement, ESTC citing only 2 copies, to view Robert Ker's celebrated panorama of the " ", the defeat of Tipu, Sultan of Mysore, by General George Harris in 1799. The panorama was exhibited at the Lyceum, London, "Admittance one shilling". The storming of Seringapatam led to the death of Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore, and brought to an end the third Anglo-Mysore War. His body was discovered in a tunnel like passage near the Water Gate and described as "rather corpulent, with a short neck and high shoulders, but his wrists and ankles were small and delicate." 
Price: 1250.00 GBP
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16 ROSS, M.J. Ross in the Antarctic. The Voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty’s Ships Erebus & Terror 1839-1843.
Whitby: Caedmon, 1982. 
8vo. pp. 276. Illustrations and folded, loose maps in end paper pocket. Fine, in dust jacket. travel antarctic history 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains and of the Flora of Cashmere., ROYLE, J. Forbes
17 ROYLE, J. Forbes Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains and of the Flora of Cashmere.
Wm. H. Allen, 1839. 
2 Volumes. Folio. [380 x 280mm] First Edition. Volume one text: lxxviii, [2], 472. Volume two plates. View of the Himalayan Mountains [aquatint frontispiece]; hand coloured section of Himalayan Mountains, 3 uncoloured plates of fossils, hand coloured plan of Botanic Gardens at Sharunpore; 94 hand coloured plates of animals[2], insects[2], birds[2] and botany. Contemporary Half morocco, recently restored with original spine laid down. Cloth a little soiled otherwise a Very Good set. 
Price: 5500.00 GBP
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Fifteen Views Illustrative of a Tour to Hafod, in Cardiganshire, the Seat of Thomas Jones, Esq. M.P., SMITH, James Edward
18 SMITH, James Edward Fifteen Views Illustrative of a Tour to Hafod, in Cardiganshire, the Seat of Thomas Jones, Esq. M.P.
White & Co., 1810. 
Large Folio. [23 1/2 x 18 inches]. Title and 15 un-coloured aquatints. Loose in original brown thin boards with small printed title label to upper wrapper, in modern portfolio. Light even browning. Abbey 533 describes a coloured version with the plates in a different order. Scarce; the last copy to appear at auction was in the David Clegg Country House Library Collection dispersed in 2003; prior to that the previous copy sold in 1984. 
Price: 2500.00 GBP
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Sketches in Norway and Sweden; drawn on stone from the original sketches by Henry Warren., SMITH, Rev. Alfred
19 SMITH, Rev. Alfred Sketches in Norway and Sweden; drawn on stone from the original sketches by Henry Warren.
Thomas MacLean, [1847] 
Folio. pp. Engraved title, 10 full page engraved tinted lithographic plates, 16 further lithographic illustrations on india paper. Ex-library with blind stamp to the top margin [not too heavy] of the full page plates. Original cloth, resewn with new morocco spine and corners, some light browning and discolouration, professional repairs to several page edges. The only copy to appear at auction in the last 60 years was in 1998 when it fetched over £2,000. 
Price: 3200.00 GBP
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Teneriffe. an Astronomer's Experiment: or, Specialities of a Residence Above the Clouds., SMYTH, C. Piazzi
20 SMYTH, C. Piazzi Teneriffe. an Astronomer's Experiment: or, Specialities of a Residence Above the Clouds.
Lovell Reeve, 1858. 
8vo. pp. xvi, 451, 23[publisher's catalogue], [1]; map, 20 mounted photo-stereoscopes. Original cloth, a little discolured on the rear cover, inner joints slightly tender but a Very Good copy. 1000 copies were published in January 1858, with a further 1000 in July; this copy has adverts dated January so a presumed 1st printing. The first book published with stereoviews. The original negatives were taken by the author in 1856 and the original images arranged for publication by Lovell Reeve of Negretti & Zambra ith the assistance of James Glaisher of the Greenwich Observatory and J.A. Melhuish of Blackheath who was responsible for their printing. Gernsheim 79. 
Price: 995.00 GBP
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