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WARBLERS OF EUROPE, ASIA AND NORTH AFRICA
Written by Kevin Baker.
Stock no. 2133642
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1997. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Colour illustrations. Colour distribution maps. ISBN: 0713639717. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Light glue/tape marks to pastedowns. Wrapper is creased.

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THE FRONTIER ABLAZE: THE NORTH WEST FRONTIER RISING 1897-98
Written by Michael Barthorp. Illustrated by Douglas N. Anderson.
Stock no. 1820057
Published by Windrow & Greene. 1st 1996. Fine condition in a slightly better than 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. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Silver pictorial dustwrapper has a small hole to rear edge of spine (affecting the 'AZ' of the title to spine) and the laminate to rear spine edge is starting to peel.

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VISITS TO MONASTRIES IN THE LEVANT
Written by Robert Curzon.
Stock no. 1819916
Published by Arthur Barker Ltd.. 1st thus 1955. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A story of travel, and of wit and scholarship, and one of extraordinary perseverance in gaining for the British Museum some of the rarest documents which were housed in these famous monasteries. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and plans. Spine browned, small white mark to front board. Text block browned. Ex-lib stamp to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little browned and scuffed.

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THE FORTS OF JUDAEA 168 BC-AD 73: FROM THE MACCABEES TO THE FALL OF MASADA
Written by Samuel Rocca. Illustrated by Adam Hook.
Stock no. 1819664
Published by Osprey Publishing. 1st 2008. Fine condition.

Fortress 65. The fortifications of the Second Temple Period are a reflection of a golden age in the history of the Jewish people. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour photos & illustrations. 64 pages. ISBN: 9781846031717.

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TWELVE YEARS OF A SOLDIER'S LIFE IN INDIA
Written by W.S.R. Hodson.
Stock no. 1819550
Published by Wajidalis. 1st thus 1983. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Wajidalis Asian Historical Reprints from Pakistan series. Extracts from the letters of the late Major W.S.R. Hodson, edited by Rev. George H. Hodson. Beige cloth boards, gilt titles, vignette to front. B/w frontis. Text block & endpapers lightly browned. Foxing to top edge of text block. White pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and grubby.

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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.

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THE GREAT RAILWAY BAZAAR
Written by Paul Theroux.
Stock no. 1318883
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2013. Fine condition.

By Train through Asia. Black cloth spine with yellow and red title, pictorial sides. Yellow map to endpapers. Colour photos. New introduction by the author. A super copy in original slipcase.

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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.

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THE OPIUM CLIPPERS
Written by Basil Lubbock.
Stock no. 2132802
Published by Brown, Son & Ferguson Ltd.. 1st 1933. Almost very good condition.

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.

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TURKEY: FROM THE SELCUKS TO THE OTTOMANS
Written by Henri Stierlin.
Stock no. 1819176
Published by Taschen. 1st 1998. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

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.

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CHINA: FIFTY YEAR'S INSIDE THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC
Written by Rae Yang.
Stock no. 1819173
Published by Aperture. 1st 1999. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A visionary exploration of China's cultural legacy, its recent past, and its modernization, reflecting on photography's power to illuminate a land and its people. Essay by Rae Young. Twenty contemporary photographers. Large format. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos throughout. Exhibition spanning 1999-2004. ISBN: 0893818623.

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THE ANTIQUITIES OF SIND
Written by Henry Cousens.
Stock no. 2132536
Published by Oxford University Press. 1975. Slightly better than very good condition in a good 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.

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