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Through Gates of Seoul . Trials and Tales of Yi Dynasty. Volume I

By: Adams, Edward B.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Seoul, Korea, Taewon Publishing Company: 1974

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 112440


Green cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and bright gilt Korean titling to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. The dustjacket is near complete but is rubbed and worn all over; along with edge-wear, chipping and tears which are neatly repaired to the inside with clear archive tape. There is fading to the base colour of the dustjacket spine although the lettering is still bright and clear. The... View more info

The Aesthetics and Vocabulary of Nakshi Kantha. Bangladesh National Museum Collection

By: Ahmad, Perveen

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Bangladesh, Bangladesh National Museum: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112396


Maroon rexine-type (pseudo leather) boards with Bright Gilt titling to the spine and front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. However there is some VERY light rubbing/creasing to the dustjacket, (mainly to the TIPS of the corners & head/tail of the d/j spine - NO chips/tears) together with some light fading to the BASE colour of the dustjacket spine & the very edges of the d/j covers, which has changed almost imperceptabl... View more info

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A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc.

By: Ainslie Sir Robert

Price: £1,995.00

Publisher: London, R. Bowyer: 1812

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113312


A Folio of " A Selection of the Most Interesting of Sir Robert Ainslie's Celebrated Collection of Views in EGYPT, ASIA MINOR, etc, etc." . This is a Selection taken from Ainslie's 2 collection of Views, each containing 48 views, originally published separately in 1801 and 1803. The Front and Rear (grey/green paper covered) Original boards are Detached and Scuffed/Scruffy, The title label on the front cover is torn away and only retains the word 'Views', and there... View more info

Mexico . Famous Archaeological relics

By: Aldana Carlos Lopez ?

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Mexico, Carlos Lopez Aldana: (1925)

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 107100


"The sites covered are : Copilco, Cuicuilco, Teotihuacan Pyramids, Monte Alban, Palenque, El Tajin, A Period Government Authorized Tourist Guide. Mitla, Uxmal, Xochicalco, Tula, Chichen-Itza, Cholula, Malinalco, Huexotla, Calixtlahuaca, Tenayuca, Coatlinchan, Teopanzolco, and Tenochtitlan." Covers sunned, slight loss to tail of spine, unpaginated, illustrated in black/white, NO INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS, internally CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. No date, c 1925?; 8vo Sl... View more info

China

By: Allan, Sarah; Barnett, Cherry

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A., Cassell & Company, Limited: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107239


Schweppes Leisure Library.NOT PRICE CLIPPED, lib label to spine, lib stamp to front flap, dustwrap has been strengthened with brown paper to reverse, in protective plastic cover, dark brown boards with bright gilt titling to spine, old tape marks to edges of boards which have been coloured with black pen, stains to endpapers, map on endpapers, 186pp, illustrated in colour and black/white, stamp stain to front endpaper, hinges sound, OVERALL CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 10723... View more info

Moslem Lands . Africa and the East Series

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Church Missionary Society: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000328


Card Cover. Good+/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. Foxing mainly to e/p's and page edges. 75 pp. Illustrated with black/white photographs.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Our South Africa Past and Present. a Graphic and Entertaining Story Dealing with Men and Matters Concerning South Africa from Its First Discovery By the Great Portuguese Navigators Up to the Present Day.

By: Anon

Price: £10.50

Publisher: Cape Town, United Tobacco:

Seller ID: 106777


Colour frontispiece of Johan Van Riebeeck. "this volume when completed contains 200 pictures (all pictures present) issued by the United Tobacco Cos. (South) Ltd. Map to endpapers, inscribed on black endpaper "....South Africa 1938" No other dates. Clean green boards, staining to spine, spine slightly splitting, edgeworn, corners and head/tail of spine lightly bumped. 178pp, internally EXCELLENT, CLEAN AND TIGHT. "A general history of South Africa with ... View more info

The World and Its Peoples - 2 Volumes - JAPAN (Volume 1); JAPAN 2 + KOREA (Volume 2)

By: Anon

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York, Greystone Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106904


The East Asian volumes of this world series. Japan 1; Japan 2; Korea. Covers dusty, slight scraping to edge of covers, bright gilt decs/titling to front covers and spine, scrape to head of spine of the 'Japan 1' Volume. Corners lightly bumped, illustrated endpapers, NO INSCRIPTIONS. Heavy - will probably require extra postage. Profusely illustrated throughout in colour and black/white. Inner hinges splitting. All about "The land, people, history, fine arts, lite... View more info

Facts About Korea

By: Anon

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Seoul, Korea, Korean Overseas Information Service: 1993

Edition: Revised (and Condensed) Edition

Seller ID: 110053


Card covers, laminated. Ex library - Minimal marks. Label to spine, corner creased. 160pp. Illustrated in colour. Contents include: - Music for the National Anthem, Tourism, Education, Women, Culture, Arts, The Media, Social Welfare, etc, etc. Overall a Clean, Tight and Bright copy. ; Ex-Library; 8vo View more info

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The History of Switzerland . Form the Conquests of Cesar to the Abdication of Buonaparte Designed for Young Persons.

By: Anon (Grattan, Thomas Colley; Largely Abridged From Joseph Planta's Book]

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, Harvey & Darton: 1825

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113441


Quarter Leather - with leather spine and original pictorial paper boards. Small loss to head of spine. Corners bumped and knocked. Early Harvey & Darton publication. Small vignette on the paper boards front cover and also on back cover. Small booksellers label in top corner of front pastedown. (Langley of Dorking). (vii) + 316pp. Engraved frontispiece and engraved title page with an engraved vignette. Second Printed Title page. Large Fold-out Map of Switzerland. Front in... View more info

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Scenes of Travel and Adventure in Central Africa

By: Anon (Mungo Park and Others?)

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson and Sons: 1851

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 110684


In the original publishers Light Brown cloth covered boards with blind stamped decoration to the front and rear covers, but with quite bright gilt titling/decoration/illustration to the spine. All corners and the head/tail of the spine are 'bumped/rubbed, with a small split to the cloth either side of the top and bottom of the spine. There is a fading (? Ink ? ) blotch (about 1.5 cms) to the bottom half of the front cover. Overall the covers are quite clean and it is an ... View more info

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Half Hours in Woods and Wilds Adventures of Sport and Travel (Full Leather Prize Binding)

By: Anon (The Half Hour Library)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet & Co. , Limited: 1899

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114475


One handsomely bound volume. Full red smooth leather covers and 5 raised bands with gilt banding / decoration to the spine. 5 gilt floral decorated compartments and 1 compartment with a black leather title label and gilt titling to the label. The covers have a single gilt decorated border line, and a circular bright gilt decorated logo for 'Wadham School Liskeard' on the front cover. A few light marks & light scratches to the covers from storage - but only really noticab... View more info

Yr Eglwysydd a'r Cenhadwr Eglwysig. Cyfrol XI. 1857 (Complete Year)

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Treffynnon ( Holywell, Flint, North Wales), Treffynnon: Argraphwyd a Chyhoeddwyd yn Swyddfa'r ' Cymro ', Gan W. Morris: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112365


Welsh Text. A bound volume of this journal running the full year from Ionawr (January) 1857 complete to Rhagfyr (December) , 1857. A VERY Attractive Binding. Bound in full dark burgundy leather with Bright gilt titling and decoration to the spine. Both front and rear covers have a double gilt border with luxurious corner decoration. The edges and inner dentelles are also decorated in gilt. The corners of the boards are lightly bumped, rubbed and worn, as are the edges an... View more info

The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register and Mentor, Volume V (5) BOUND with ' the Life of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia ....' & 'The History of the Revolution in Portugal, in the Year 1640; or an Account Of....' This Volume 5 Covering December 1812 - April 1813.

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812/13

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Seller ID: 112801


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather with gilt titling/banding/small decorations and marbled paper boards. Quite an attractive book, but scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather, and the spine edges have split on the top and bottom edges and are cracking all up the sides. Some small loss there and to the head/tail of the spine and to the rear inner edges. There is ... View more info

The Royal Military Chronicle or British Officer's Monthly Register & Mentor, Volume IV (4). BOUND with 'the Life of Charles XII. King of Sweden". Translated from the French. & Now Published with Additions & Corrections.' This Vol 4 Covers May-November 181

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £500.00

Publisher: London, J. Davis, Essex Street, Strand: 1812

Edition: 1st Edition (Plus.... see description)

Seller ID: 112873


In contemporary (1800s) Half-Leather and marbled paper boards. Lacking two thirds of the spine leather. NO Title Label. Scruffy and with damage/some loss to the leather. The boards (and the leather) are worn and badly scuffed to all 4 corners, with loss to the leather. However ALL hinges holding tight and the book is holding tight. The page fore-edges are age-toned and have some light staining. The book, as is the other I have listed (Volume 5) , is a slightly odd collat... View more info