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Image for The Ghosts of Wali Mahomed’s Killa. Written for my wife and my son “Bob”.

The Ghosts of Wali Mahomed’s Killa. Written for my wife and my son “Bob”.

By: ‘VETERAN’

Price: £125.00

Publisher: no publisher or printer, c. 1880.:

Seller ID: 38844


8vo. pp. 12. Original wrappers, lightly spotted throughout. The author was posted as garrison commander to this killa or fort, close to Kurram in Afghanistan in May 1870 and recounts the story of the supposed haunting of the tower which he made his own room. He was a Special Officer of the Kurram Valley Field Force and was posted there as Transport Staff Officer and Garrison Commander, the only white man in the fort. No locations traced. View more info

The Tourist’s Ramble in the Highlands. 36 plates of the Most Interesting and Pittoresques Views of Scotland Delineated from Nature and Lithographied.

By: BOUQUET, Michel

Price: £3,750.00

Publisher: London and Paris: Colnaghi and Goupil, c. 1850.:

Seller ID: 38457


Large folio. pp. Colour printed title in black, gilt and red; engraved title; 36 illustrations on 25 leaves, printed on india paper. Original sheep backed printed cloth. Spine a little worn and starting to split at the base, internally Fine. A deluxe version with a separate printed title page which in the ordinary edition is used as the front board. Michel Bouquet [1807 - 1890] was a French landscape painter working predominantly on the Continent, North Africa and Asia Minor. This is a very fine series of lithographs by a master of light and shade, showing Scotland at all times of the day an... View more info

Image for The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. INSCRIBED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER.

The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen discovered by the late Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter. INSCRIBED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER.

By: CARTER, Howard and MACE, A.C.

Price: £5,000.00

Publisher: Cassell, 1923 - 33.:

Seller ID: 37682


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... View more info

Image for Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram - Himalayas. With illustrations by A.D. McCormick.

Climbing and Exploration in the Karakoram - Himalayas. With illustrations by A.D. McCormick.

By: CONWAY, William Martin

Price: £3,500.00

Publisher: T. Fisher Unwin, 1894.:

Seller ID: 37679


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 fi... View more info

Image for 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.

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.

By: FRANKLAND, Capt. Charles Colville.

Price: £2,250.00

Publisher: Henry Colburn, 1829.:

Seller ID: 37712


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 acros... View more info

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Views of Swanwich Bay.

By: GASTINEAU, H.

Price: £350.00

Publisher: Hullmandel, c. 1825.:

Seller ID: 37688


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]. View more info

Views of Swanwich Bay.

By: GASTINEAU, H.

Price: £200.00

Publisher: Hullmandel, c. 1825.:

Seller ID: 37689


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]. View more info

Twelve Sketches From Nature, Selected From the Sketch Books (1849) of the Gentlemen Cadets of the Royal Military College.

By: GENTLEMEN CADETS

Price: £1,650.00

Publisher: Printed by F.H. Delamotte, [1849]:

Seller ID: 37678


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 ... View more info

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The Ruins of Paestum, Otherwise Posidonia in Magna Graecia.

By: MAJOR, Thomas

Price: £3,500.00

Publisher: Printed by James Dixwell for T. Major, 1768.:

Seller ID: 33463


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. View more info

Twenty-Six Lithographic Drawings; Views in the Vicinity of Liverpool.

By: NICHOLSON, S. and G.

Price: £500.00

Publisher: Liverpool: S. and G. Nicholson, 1821.:

Seller ID: 37687


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. View more info

Image for The Great Historical Picture of the Storming of Seringapatam, by the British Troops and Their Allies, May 4th, 1799 Painted by Robert Ker Porter.

The Great Historical Picture of the Storming of Seringapatam, by the British Troops and Their Allies, May 4th, 1799 Painted by Robert Ker Porter.

By: PORTER, Robert Ker

Price: £850.00

Publisher: Glendenning, Printer, [1799]:

Seller ID: 37711


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 corp... View more info

Ross in the Antarctic. The Voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty’s Ships Erebus & Terror 1839-1843.

By: ROSS, M.J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Whitby: Caedmon, 1982.:

Seller ID: 22945


8vo. pp. 276. Illustrations and folded, loose maps in end paper pocket. Fine, in dust jacket. travel antarctic history View more info

Image for Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains and of the Flora of Cashmere.

Illustrations of the Botany and Other Branches of the Natural History of the Himalayan Mountains and of the Flora of Cashmere.

By: ROYLE, J. Forbes

Price: £4,800.00

Publisher: Wm. H. Allen, 1839.:

Seller ID: 36496


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. View more info

Image for Turkistan; Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja.

Turkistan; Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand, Bukhara, and Kuldja.

By: SCHUYLER, Eugene

Price: £1,250.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876.:

Seller ID: 39489


1st Edition. 2 volumes. 8vo. pp. xii, 411, 24 [publisher’s adverts]: ix, 463: maps, illustrations. Original red decorated cloth, gilt. A little light wear to the edges of the spines and a little light spotting to the title pages, otherwise a nice set. View more info

Fifteen Views Illustrative of a Tour to Hafod, in Cardiganshire, the Seat of Thomas Jones, Esq. M.P.

By: SMITH, James Edward

Price: £2,250.00

Publisher: White & Co., 1810.:

Seller ID: 37685


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. View more info

Image for Teneriffe. an Astronomer's Experiment: or, Specialities of a Residence Above the Clouds.

Teneriffe. an Astronomer's Experiment: or, Specialities of a Residence Above the Clouds.

By: SMYTH, C. Piazzi

Price: £1,100.00

Publisher: Lovell Reeve, 1858.:

Seller ID: 33688


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 with the assistance of James Glaisher of the Greenwich Observatory and J.A... View more info

Image for The Ruins of Desert Cathay; Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China.

The Ruins of Desert Cathay; Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China.

By: STEIN, M. Aurel

Price: £2,000.00

Publisher: MacMillan, 1912.:

Seller ID: 36495


2 Volumes. Large 8vo. 1st Edition. pp. xxxviii, 546, [2]; xxi, 517, [2]: maps, illustrations. Original cloth. Inner joints just a little tender and a few trivial marks to the front board of volume two otherwise a Fine set. View more info

Image for Victories of the Duke of Wellington, From Drawings by R. Westall.

Victories of the Duke of Wellington, From Drawings by R. Westall.

By: WESTALL, R.

Price: £1,500.00

Publisher: Rodwell and Martin, 1819.:

Seller ID: 37699


Folio. pp. iv, 47, 12 coloured aquatints. A Large Paper Copy in the deluxe version [sold at 10 guineas], with the plates mounted as drawings on tinted card, without titles. 18 x 11½ inches. Full contemporary half calf with patterned paper sides, spine repaired. Some light spotting but a near Fine copy of a scarce edition. Abbey 381; variant 3. View more info

Image for The Search for the Source of the Nile: Correspondence between Captain Richard Burton, Captain John Speke and others, from Burton’s unpublished East African Letter Book; Together with other related letters and papers in the collection of Quintin Keynes.

The Search for the Source of the Nile: Correspondence between Captain Richard Burton, Captain John Speke and others, from Burton’s unpublished East African Letter Book; Together with other related letters and papers in the collection of Quintin Keynes.

By: YOUNG, Donald - editor

Price: £150.00

Publisher: The Roxburghe Club, 1999.:

Seller ID: 38655


Deluxe edition. 8vo. pp. xxxi. 207. Folding map. Very Good in full morocco. Blind stamped, with gilt motif. exploration geography East Africa View more info

Image for A Cruise in the Mediterranean. [Cover title: Smith’s Wanderings; Mediterranean].

A Cruise in the Mediterranean. [Cover title: Smith’s Wanderings; Mediterranean].

By: [SMITH]

Price: £750.00

Publisher: McLean, 1859.:

Seller ID: 38478


Oblong folio. pp. [2, 30, [2]. Original blind stamped pebble grained cloth, a little worn on the spine and with new end papers. Presentation copy inscribed “Lady Codrington(?) from the Author.” An account of a cruise undertaken by Smith and his friends in the schooner “Mary.” It includes views in Alicante, Naples, Corfu, Malta, etc. Rare, not on Copac; Worldcat lists a copy at Princeton only which appears to be incomplete, lacking the final numbered page. View more info