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Indian Thought and Its Development

By: Schweitzer, Albert

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000781

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth bound boards, corners and head/tail of spine bumped. Dusty. Spine sunned. Former owner's name written on the e/p. Translated by Mrs Charles E B Russell. 272 pp. ; 000781; 8vo View more info

Men of Dignity The Montagnards of South Vietnam.

By: SEITZ PAUL L

Price: £10.00

Publisher: FRANCE, L'Imprimerie Saint-Paul: N.D.

Seller ID: 60767

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Card Cover. Nr Fine. 4to - over 83/4" - 11" Tall. Card wraps with full colour dust wrap. Includes a printed 4pp letter From Paul Seitz, Bishop of Kontum. Numerous colour and b/w illustrations. Bibliography, . The Author was bishop of the diocese of Kontum situated in the Highlands of South Vietnam. "The Montagnards past history, and the testing time of these recent years through which we have lived with them side by side has led us to divide this work into three parts. A first section describes what they were yesterday and still are to some extent, to-day. The second relates the ap... View more info

The Second World War . New Appreciations in History 22.

By: Shackleton Richard (edited by J. M. Bourne)

Price: £3.99

Publisher: London, The Historical Association: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112976

ISBN: 0852783299

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. Number Twenty Two in the 'New Appreciations in History' Series. 28 pp. Illustrated in black and white. Chronology; Notes; Further Reading. Looks Unread/untouched. Other titles in similar condition in this series available - please enquire if interested. ; New Appreciations in History; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Picture of Japan . With a ' Philippine Interlude '

By: Simpson, Colin

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Angus & Robertson: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111304

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Black boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket which is not price-clipped. There is fading to the spine with invisible lettering. There is edge-wear and lossage to the dustjacket with a couple of tears which are partially repaired to the inside with clear archive tape. There is a small bump to the rear boards, the page fore-edges are tanned and the paper is uniformly cream. There is a small former owner's name and adress sticker to the bottom of the front paste-down. There is a very minor mark to the title page where an illustration on the ... View more info

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Guns through Arcady. Burma and the Burma Road

By: Slater Robert

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Madras, Diocesan Press,: 1943

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 113810

Condition: Good+ in Good dust jacket


Second edition hardback, published in Madras 1943. Red boards, with bright gilt titling to the spine, the corners are lightly 'bumped/rubbed', and there is a little light fading to the top and bottom of the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price clipped, but is chipped/torn to the edges and has lost about 1.5 inches to the bottom of the spine. The small tears have now been neatly repaired to the reverse, with some blue colouring toning in to improve the rubbed areas, and the dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic... View more info

The American Diplomatic Tradition . New Appreciations in History 29.

By: Smith Joseph (edited by Malcolm Crook)

Price: £3.99

Publisher: London, The Historical Association: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112979

ISBN: 0852783396

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. Number Twenty Nine in the 'New Appreciations in History' Series. 28 pp. Illustrated in black and white. Notes; Further Reading. Looks Unread/untouched. Other titles in similar condition in this series available - please enquire if interested. ; New Appreciations in History; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Without the Chrysanthemum and the Sword. a Study of the Attitudes of Youth in Post War Japan

By: Soetzel, Jean

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann Ltd: 1955

Seller ID: 107468

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Contents include; First encounter of Japan - general description of the country, people, historical outline, main features of Japanes society; Reform of the family as an institution; Private relations - family, the status of women, marriage, love and home, religion and morality etc etc. NOT PRICE CLIPPED, dustwrap creased/chipped/torn with loss to bottom edge of cover (triangular piece approx 3cm x 2cm) Clean yellow boards with clear titling to spine, NO INSCRIPTIONS. Foxing to endpapers. 334pp plus catalogue to end of book. Internally excellent, hinges sound, index of names, references, bi... View more info

The Bluebird Series of Letters for Children . True Christian (Moral) Tales of India; Scouting and the First World War, Etc.

By: Sorabji R. J.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Allahabad, ? Privately Published By the Author ? (R. Liddell, Printer): (1919)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112553

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Quarter bound with a plain burgundy cloth spine and decorated/titled paper covered boards, plain on the rear cover. No dustjacket, probably as issued. The edges of the boards are rubbed/scuffed with some paper loss/nibbles. Spine just a little rubbed and bumped at the edges but spine and covers generally clean & tight. Internally the book is clean, tight and bright and is VG - HOWEVER oddly there is NO Title page present - as a 'privately printed' book it may be 'as issued' without one, the printer using the cover as a 'title', but I can't be sure as I am unable to find a trace of another copy... View more info

The Magic Scissors

By: Spaander Loes

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Leicester, Edmund Ward.: 1943

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113081

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A delightful Chinese fairy tale. No date but c.1943/5. Pretty coloured pictorial paper covered boards with the front board depicting a Chinese boy and a cute fish holding a pair of scissors in it's mouth. The book has a dark blue Cloth spine. Minor wear along the edges of the paper boards, a couple of marks to the boards, and the paper of the corners (only) are scraped through to the boards. The pages are staple bound and the staples are rusty - causing the text block to have come loose from the binding, but the block is tight and very clean. The book is now in a new protective clear - removab... View more info

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China Chic. East Meets West

By: Steele, Valerie & John S. Major

Price: £26.00

Publisher: New Haven & London, Yale University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114906

ISBN: 0300079303

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


FINE Burgundy boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dust-jacket. Unused, unread copy. (12) + 197 pp. Illustrated throughout in full colour and b/w. Immaculate copy with NO Inscriptions or Marks. "... (This) is the first book to explore the evolution of Chinese Dress from the dragon robes and lotus shoes of the Imperial Era to the creation of new fashions like the cheongsam and the "Mao suit" that symbolised modern Chinese identity..." . The book was published to coincide with the exhibition China Chic, at New York's Fashion Ins... View more info

Gentlemen in Khaki. The British Army 1890-1990

By: Strawson, John

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000105

ISBN: 0436499940

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Brown cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling. The covers are VG but have a few 'bumped' edges - negligible. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. The dustjacket is Complete and overall Good to VG, but has some light surface wear, creasing and a few small closed tears. A First Edition. A Former Owner's name written neatly to the top of the front free e/p. No other Inscriptions or Marks. Page fore-edges browned, lightly stained and a little dusty. (xii) + 292 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs and Maps. Bibliography. Index. Overal... View more info

Gentlemen in Khaki . The British Army 1890-1990

By: Strawson, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110823

ISBN: 0436499940

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Brown cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling. In the original publisher's illustrated dustjacket. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. The dustjacket is Complete and overall Fine, but has some light smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - negligible. A First Edition. The page fore-edges are foxed (browned/brown spots) o/w NO Inscriptions or Marks. (xii) + 292 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs and Maps. Bibliography. Index. Overall a Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. "An illustrated study of the British Army. The book examines the regimental system o... View more info

Northwest Passage. The Quest for an Arctic Route to the East.

By: Struzik, Edward

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Blandford Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004848

ISBN: 0713722460

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Dustjacket is price clipped, and there are 2 closed (repaired to the rear) tears to the rear head of the spine and the rear corner of dustjacket. Clear dark blue boards, bright gilt titling to spine, bottom edges slightly dusty, corners and head/tail of spine bumped. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Colour illustrated half title, full page full colour frontispiece. 152pp. Illustrated throughout in Colour and b/w. Maps. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. "Over 40 colour photographs give a contemporary view of the region's wildlife, landscape and people. 5 maps trace the routes... View more info

An Introduction to Japanese Society

By: Sugimoto, Yoshio

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111302

ISBN: 0521427045

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-Library Copy. Laminated decorated card covers . No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are very light smudges/scratches to the covers. There are minimal ex-library markings which include one stamp and the traces of a label on the half-title page. There are pencil underlinings to a few pages which can easily be removed, otherwise There are No Inscriptions or other Marks. (x) + 285 pp. Illustrated with b/w charts, graphs and diagrams. References; Index. Overall, apart from the 'minor' faults, as detailed above, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'Very Good Plus' copy. "A... View more info

Art of War, The

By: Sun Zi

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press Inc.: 1977

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 107045

ISBN: 0195014766

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Translated with an introduction by Samuel B Griffith with a foreword by B H Liddell Hart. Spine faded, ink spot to corner of front cover, edges a little rubbed, Name/writing on half title. 197pp, internally CLEAN BRIGHT AND TIGHT. "...this classic is widely seen as a necessity on the bookshelf of military leaders and boardroom executives alike"; 107045; 8vo View more info

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Mapp of the Isles of Iapon (Map of the Isles of JAPAN. from Pitt's English Edition, 1688, of Tavernier's 'collection of Travels...' )

By: Tavernier, Jean-Baptiste (Map Attributed To - Herman Moll - Cartographer)

Price: £2,550.00

Publisher: London, Printed for M. P. (Moses Pitt) and Are To Be Sold By George Monke At the White Horse Without Temple Bar, and George Ewrey...: 1688

Edition: Later English Edition

Seller ID: 114863

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


An early English language edition of the map of Japan from Tavernier's 'Travels'. Tavernier, at the behest of his patron Louis XIV, published 'Les Six Voyages de Jean-Baptiste Tavernier' in 1676. Then a supplementary 'Recueil de Plusieurs Relations' (1679) , in which he was assisted by a certain La Chapelle. This contains an account of Japan, gathered from merchants and others, and one of Tongking, derived from the observations of his brother Daniel, who had shared his second voyage. Tavernier, a gem merchant, travelled only to China, but included a description of Japan in his account. This Ma... View more info

Japan's War At Sea . From Pearl Harbour to the Coral Sea

By: Thomas, David A.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110286

ISBN: 0233970118

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


Red Boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Dustjacket is Not price-clipped. The Top Fore-edges are slightly tanned/foxed - negligible. No Inscriptions or Marks. Map Endpapers. 222 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Maps in b/w. 7 Appendices (on Aircraft, Specs, Ship features, Losses and Sinkings, etc. ) ; Index. This is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "The months between the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and the decisive Battle of Midway in June 1942 were a period of virtually uninterrupted succe... View more info

Back to Mandalay

By: Thomas, Lowell

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, The Greystone Press: 1951

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 110675

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


This is the true FIRST EDITION which precedes the UK First Edition of 1952. In the original Green boards with gilt titling to the spine and gilt publishers logo to the front cover. The covers have a couple of VERY Small marks, old thin broken lines of sellotape glue only, (these may be able to be removed? ). A slight central crease line to the spine but not too noticable. The head/tail of the spine is 'bumped', and there is a little light fading to the very edge of the book, but all of this is negligible. In the original publishers' pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket has a few closed tears a... View more info

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Recollections

By: Thornhill Lieutenant Colonel E. B. (Edmund Basil. Mc, Dl). compiled by Sarah Davies

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cambridgeshire?, Privately Published (Printed by Ritchie of Edinburgh): 1993

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 113417

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Glossy blue covers with a portrait of the author on the front cover. No dustjacket as issued. A near 'As New' copy of the 'recollections' of the Author, compiled by his grand-daughter. 85 pp. Born in 1898, Joining the Army in 1916 Thornhill served in the Great War (WWI) wounded slightly at Vimy and sent back later to Cambrai, etc. From 1920 on he served in India, Ceylon, and later with the Royal Artillery in The Second World War, and these Memoirs cover both wars as well as some more personal recollections. Illustrated with b/w photos. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright near 'As... View more info

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Cannibal Isles: Time Travelling in the Andaman Isles

By: Tomory David.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Nthposition.: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: M010554

ISBN: 095462680X

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Aa NEW. A large format paperback book, entirely unmarked and unworn, possibly unread, could pass for new. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (4) + 179 pp. 14 chapters in 3 parts, epilogue, index, references. Only illustration other than the front cover is a b/w map of the Andaman Islands. "For many people, the Andaman Islands exist mostly in the imagination. For David Tomory, the fascination began with a childhood reading of "The Sign of Four." He set out to explore the real and imagined islands. Within living memory it had been a place of horror, Kalapani, the Black Water from which prison... View more info