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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

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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. There is also rubbing to the corners of the cloth board's along with light foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges. There ar... 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: £1,255.00

Publisher: London, R. Bowyer: 1812

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 113312

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 is No spine - but all content is present. The quality paper pages are sewn in sections and the sections are loose in the non... 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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


"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 Slim 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

ISBN: 0304304581

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


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.; 107239; Exlib Usual Stamps and Marks; 8vo (large) 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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 illustrations supplied from pictures that came with packages of 'C to C' cigarettes"; 106777; 4to 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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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, literature, theatre, music and film."; 106904; 4to 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

ISBN: 0930878841

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 Boat and the Caravan. A Family Tour through Egypt and Syria.

By: Anon (Charles Tilt)

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London, David Bogue (Late Tilt and Bogue): 1847

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114892

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Attractive black cloth-covered boards with blind-stamped decoration to the cloth, and bright gilt illustration to the front cover (man on camel) and with bright gilt titling and gilt Illustration to the spine. Some light wear to the corners but overall a very attractive mid-victorian binding. The page fore-edges are toned with age as usual, and both front and rear inner paper hinges are split. A former owners' name and date (1849) written in old ink on the front pastedown and 3 spots of what looked to have been sealing wax on the front free endpaper where something 'paper' had been attached in... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 inner hinge splitting, and rear board hanging by a thread. Some foxing to e/p's and title page, but generally very clean. Early... 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

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


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 attractive little book. All edges gilt. Internally it lacks the first, plain yellow, free endpaper, and there are No Inscript... 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

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


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 and head/tail of the spine. All hinges, outer and inner, are Tight and Secure. All edges Gilt. Plain endpapers, and there is a ... 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

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


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 also some cracking of the leather to the centre of the spine but no loss. ALL hinges holding tight however and for it's age i... 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

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


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 collation and consists of - a Full page Engraved Frontispiece of 'His Gracious Majesty George the Third' opposite a most attractive... View more info

The Nautical Magazine for 1876. New Series. A Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs. Volume XLV No. I. January, 1876 to No. XII. December, 1876.

By: Anon/Various

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. , and J. D. Potter,: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113038

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


In original half leather/marbled boards, gilt titling to the spine. The boards and the leather spine and corners are very rubbed and worn, the front board is completely detached, and the rear hinge of the spine is splitting down most of the length, but holding. Page fore-edges are dusty/browned. However in very good condition internally, tightly bound, and generally very clean. Formerly in the Seafarers' Education Service Library - Crew's Library with their book plate on the front pastedown and a blue 'Withdrawn' stamp, but NO other Library markings anywhere in the book. Opposing this on the f... View more info

The Nautical Magazine for 1875. New Series. a Journal of Papers on Subjects Connected with Maritime Affairs. Volume XLIV No. I. January, 1875 to No. XII. December, 1875.

By: Anon/various

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. , and J. D. Potter,: 1875

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113039

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


In original half leather/marbled boards, gilt titling to the spine. The boards and the leather spine and corners are very rubbed and worn, the front and rear boards are completely detached. Page fore-edges are dusty/browned and stained. Internally in very good condition, with a VERY little sporadic foxing/staining here and there, but tightly bound, and generally very clean. Formerly in the Seafarers' Education Service library - Crew's Library with their book plate on the front pastedown and a blue 'Withdrawn' stamp, but NO other Library markings anywhere in the book. Opposing the bookplate on ... View more info

La Russie. Manuel Du Voyageur

By: Baedeker Karl

Price: £225.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Karl Baedeker: 1897

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 108743

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Baedeker's 'Russia' in French. Slim Red cloth Boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and to the front board. The background colour to the spine is slightly fading towards pink but all lettering is clear and bright. The very corner tip to the lower front cover is rubbed through but all else is near fine. The book is in Excellent condition - Very Clean, Tight and Bright. All hinges secure. Good deep colour to the front and rear boards. This is the "Deuxieme Edition. Avec 14 cartes et 22 Plans" - ALL Maps and plans are in Near Fine condition, intact and as called for. The original '... View more info

The Petrified Mariner

By: Baker, Denys Val

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108645

ISBN: 0718304721

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Blue boards with bright silver-gilt titling to the spine. Boards have a very little edge 'fading', hardly noticable, o/w VG, clean and crisp cornered. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Wrapper illustration by Donald Swan. Some general slight shelfwear and the rear dustjacket cover, which is plain grey/silver is speckled all over in white - from ? Rubbing or adhereing to another surface ? But it looks uniformly 'pretty/patterned', and is quite attractive! . Apart form this, overall the wrapper is VG. 229 pp. With three b/w maps. The page fore-edges have some foxing spots/brownin... View more info

A World Atlas of Military History . Volume One to 1500

By: Banks, Arthur

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Seeley Service & Co: 1979

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112324

ISBN: 085422078X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. There is light scratch marks and edge-wear to the dustjacket covers and a slight crease to the spine of the boards. There are NO inscriptions or other marks. 154 pp. Illustrated throughout with b/w maps. Index of Battles, Sieges, Wars, Campaigns, ETC; Index of Individuals; Index of Races, Tribes, And All Named Groups of People; Geographical Index. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure, 'Very Good Plus' copy. "The atlas covers the entire known world within the... View more info

Spanish Galicia

By: Bell Aubrey F. G.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, John Lane the Bodley Head Ltd: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112913

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Brown boards with bright orange titling to the spine, and a single orange border to the front board. No dustjacket. Very slight wear to the extremities (negligible) and the covers are now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and the book looks Near Fine. The page fore-edges are foxed/spotted and the top edge is 'dusty'. Internally some light and patchy foxing with some (very light) scattered foxing/patches here and there in the book o/w No Inscriptions or other Marks. (ix) + (3) + 200 pp + 4pp Publisher's book adverts. Including 4 Appendices = 1. Medieval Lyrics, 2. P... View more info