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Turquoise silk covered boards with gilt decorations, gilt title to spine. Endpapers form maps of the Silk Road in Central Asia. Colour photos and illustrations. 270 pages includes index. Book is faded to spine with a few faint marks to front cover and spine. Pictorial slipcase is bumped at front edge with slight damage, also small crack at base.
Abridged, annotated and with a foreword by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. Brown cloth boards with blocked design in gilt and blue. Colour illustrations. A fine copy in publisher's slipcase which is lightly scuffed with minor marks.
With a new introduction by the author. The author's quest across Asia to Coleridge's Xanadu. Pictorial boards. Colour & b/w photos. A fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase with minor scuffing.
Introduction by Geoffrey Moorhouse. Vivid blue decorative cloth. B/w photos by the author. The author's journey to Afghanistan, 1933-1934. Light crease to lower corners of prelims. Contained in publisher's blue slipcase which is lightly scored.
An introduction to the natural history of one of the world's great natural monuments. Pink leather spine & corners, gilt title to spine. Dark green leather boards. Colour photos. vii and 95 pages. ISBN: 9838120146. Pink leather darkened to brown on corners. Binders sticker to front pastedown. Contents clean.
THE FRONTIER ABLAZE: THE NORTH WEST FRONTIER RISING 1897-98
Written by Michael Barthorp. Illustrated by Douglas N. Anderson.
Stock no. 1820862
Published by Windrow & Greene. 1st 1996. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Colour Plates. B/w photos. 128 pages. An account of the operations of the Tochi, Malakand, Buner, Mohmand and Tirah Field Forces. ISBN: 1859150233. Foxing to pastedowns hidden under flaps of dustwrapper. Foxing to verso of dustwrapper.
Peach cloth. Recollections of 6 years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok. Spine is grubby. Slip case is good - unevenly browned with grubby marks and surface paper damage to one side.
THE YOUNG PILGRIM OR ALFRED CAMPBELL'S RETURN TO THE EAST
Written by Mrs. Hofland.
Stock no. 1318927
Published by A.K. Newman and Co.. 1841. Good condition.
"And his travels in Egypt, Nubia, Asia Minor, Arabria Petrea, etc". New edition, with additions. Red embossed cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine and vignette to front covers. Yellow endpapers. 239 pages, all edges gilt. 6 b/w engraved plates (each with two illustrations). Spine and corners bumped, a few small dents to cover edges. Covers grubby. Endpapers grubby. Heavy foxing and fingering to contents.
BIRDS OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Richard Grimmett; Carol Inskipp; Tim Inkskipp; et al. Illustrated by Clive Byers; Daniel Cole; et al..
Stock no. 1819318
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1998. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Orange cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. 888 pages including index. ISBN: 0713640049. Vertical crease to spine.
The romance and chronology of the opium trade, the opium war and the beautiful little ships that were the first trading craft with clipper lines. Blue cloth with gilt chinese characters on front cover, silver titles. B/w photos, illustrations and plans. Endpapers are maps. 392 pages includes index. Spine and corners bumped and a little worn. Spine darkened with slight loss of gilt to titles. Cover edges darkened. Pages lightly browned else contents clean.
Taschen's World Architecture. This volume, covering South-East Europe and the Near East from the 13th to the 19th centuries, features all the most important mosques, Koran schools, palaces and caravanserais of the Selcuks and Ottomans. Large format. Pink boards, white titles. Colour photos & illustrations. ISBN: 3822877670. Light scuffing to rear panel of dustwrapper.
Originally published as part of the Archaeological Survey of India, Imperial Series, in 1929. the archaeological descriptions are prefaced by an outline history of Sind. Large format. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. 103 monotone plates plus 29 text figures. 184 pages plus plates. ISBN: 0195771974. Spine bumped, corners lightly rubbed. Small bookseller stamp to front endpaper. Page's lightly browned. A few small marks and crinkles in cloth to rear cover. Wrapper grubby with small edge-tears repaired on verso. Laminate on wrapper is torn at spine with some loss. Overall a very good copy of a scarce item.