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London: T Nelson and Sons, 1870. Reprint. Gold Decorated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 6 x 4 Inches Hardcover Very informative book on Dr Kane's Actic exporation written for boys, 128 pages in very bright clean condition just a few small light foxing spots to first and last couple of pages, outer edges of pages are gold which is slightly dulled, Many B/w illustrations, all present plus very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer boards are lightly rubbed on edges and a little dusty with age. A nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 007092)
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London: Seeley Service and Co Limited, 1914. First Edition. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8 x 5 Inches Hardcover Very informative book of thirty years close intercourse with the Bakongo and other tribes of Equatorial Africa, with a description of their habits customs and religious beliefs. 318 pages in very bright clean condition, many B/w photographs and fold out map, all present as listed plus very informative text. NO dustwrapper, outer boards bright and clean, a very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006942)
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London: T Fisher Unwin Ltd, 1926. Reprint. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 10 x 6 Inches Hardcover Very informative book on Easter Island by J Macmillan Brown who spent five months there, third impression. 312 pages in overall bright clean condition just some light foxing to first and last couple of pages and outer edges. Many B/w photographs and illustrations, all present as listed plus very informative text. NO dustwrapper, outer boards a little marked and small bumps to corners. A pleasing sound example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006785)
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London: T Nelson and Sons, 1853. First Edition. Gold Decorated Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Very informative book on historical expeditions to the south seas and Pacific under the English, French and American governments. 508 pages plus16 pages of adverts in overall clean condition just some very light foxing to last couple of pages and light browning to outer edges of pages, contains frontispiece illustration opposite the title page which has small illustration under the title, these pages are a little more browned and foxed due to a thicker, different quality paper, from the other pages being used. Very informative text, NO dustwrapper, outer gold decorated boards are very attractivecouple of very light marks and gold slightly worn on spine, light wear to corners. A nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006738)
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Dunedin New Zealand: Coulls Somerville Wilkie Ltd, 1934. First Limited Edition Signed. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 9 x 6 Inches Hardcover Very informative book on the misionaries placed in the Bay of Islands in New Zealandin the early 1800s. Contains 280 pages in bright clean condition, many B/w illustrations plus colour frontispiece, all present as listed plus very informative text, SIGNED limited edition of 1000 copies this is number 668 SIGNED on limitation page John R Elder. NO dustwrapper, outer boards lightly rubbed on edges, light wear top and bottom of spine and slightly darkened on spine. Overall a pleasing example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006730)
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Ceylon: The Colombo Apothecaries Co Ltd, 1924. Illustrated by R L Spittel. Illustrated Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8 x 5 Inches Hardcover Very informative book on life in Ceylon in the 1920s, book has 260 pages in overall clean condition, endpapers browned, stamp of previous owner on half title page dated 1924. Many B/w photographs by the author, all present as listed and a large pull out map at rear plus very informative text. no other date than 1924 possibly first edition but not sure. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are marked and worn top and bottom of spine, rear outer hinge the covering over the boards has split 90% along rear edgebut binding is still sound. Though not perfect still a pleasing copy of a collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006399)
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London: Charles H Kelly, 1870. Reprint. Gold Decorated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 7 x 6 Inches Hardcover Very informative book on travel amongst the Fijians with a new preface by James Calvert and edited by George Stringer Rowe, seventh thousand, not dated but preface to fourth edition dated 1870. Contains 592 pages in bright clean condition,endpapers lightly browned, many B/w illustrations and colour frontispiece plus very informative text. NO dustwrapper, outer gold decorated boardsare clean with slight darkening to spine, a very nice example of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006538)
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London: Oxford University Press, 1926. First Edition. Boards. Very Good/Good Plus. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Detailed book on the first group settlement in Western Australia, 186 pages in very bright clean condition, two B/w photographs and pull out map as listed plus very informative text, Dustwrapper is complete, a little dusty with age, a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006408)
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London: Sampson Low Son and Marston. Gold Decorated Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 4 Inches Hardcover Very informative book on the authors travels to New Zealand and other provinces then home through Australia. 226 pages in overall bright clean condition just very occasional small light marks, all three outer edges of pages are gold, endpapers are a little dusty with previous owners name neatly written on front inner board. Book is not dated but has a schoolprize label pasted on inside front board dated 1873, One frontispiece illustration, no illustrations are listed so I am presuming this is complete, plus very informative text. Outer boards are a little rubbed and worn on edges and some small marks. A pleasing example of this collectable book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006388)
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Italy: Banca Piccolo Credito Valtellinese, 1982. First Edition. Cloth Covered Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 12 x 9 Inches Hardcover Splendid book on mountaineering, ITALIAN TEXT no English, 303 pages in very bright clean condition, many splendid old period photographs and illustration plus mdern colour photgraphs.AL TEXT IN ITALIAN. Book and dustwrapper are very bright and clean, comes in illustrated card slipcase which is a little worn on edges HEAVY BOOK 2.1 Kg with packing EXTRA POSTAGE REQUIRED FOR OVERSEAS. A very nice sample of this book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006314)
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London: Frederick Muller Limited, 1957. First Edition First Printing. Boards. Very Good/Very Good. 8 x 5 Inches Hardcover Excellent book on exploration in New Guinea in tyhe 1950s, 224 pages in very bright clean condition, many B/w photographs and illustrations, all present, plus very informative text. Dustwrapper is also very bright and clean,light wear to edges and a couple of very small closed tears, a very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006251)
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London: Sampson Low Marston and Co Ltd, 1900. Reprint. Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Informative book on Hausland, third edition, 304 pages in overall clean condition just some light browning to edges as usual due to quality of paper used, first and last couple of pages are a little more heavily browned and some foxing to first and last couple of pages, many B/w photographs and illustrations plus very informative text, large pull out map complete but with neat repair on blank side with inert clear tape. NO dustwrapper, outer boards are a little rubbed on edges, a pleasing sound copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006092)
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London: Griffith Farran Okeden and Welsh. Illustrated by J S Prout. Reprint. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Detailed book on the travels and adventures of Captain Spencer, 336 pages in overall clean condition just a few occasional very light marks and light browning to endpapers. Many B/w illustrations, all present as listed, plus very informative text, not dated but school prize label on front endpaper is dated 1903. Outer illustrated boards are lightly rubbed on edges, a very nice attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 006011)
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London: Oliphant Anderson and Ferrier, 1896. Decorative Boards. Good Plus/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Only date in book is in preface dated 1896, possibly first UK edition. Deatailed account of missionary work in this area of India, 218 pages plus 16 pages of advertsin bright clean condition just some very light foxing to endpapers, 8 B/w photographs as listed.Outer decorative covers are a little rubbed on edges and some slight darkening to edges and spine. A sound attractive copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005846)
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London: A & C Black Ltd, 1923. Reprint. Boards. Good Plus/Good. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover Experiences and observations of a doctor in equatorial Africa, reprint 1923 with 180 pages plus 4 pages of adverts, occasional small foxing spots a little heavier on first and last couple of pages, endpapers are browned. Light bumps to corners, dustwrapper worn on edges with tiny losses. Though not perfect still a pleasing copy of an interesting book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005798)
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London: The Folio Society, 1975. Illustrated by Frank Hurley. Reprint. Illustrated Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 8 x 5 Inches Hardcover Excellent book on Shackleton,second impression Folio society.148 pages in very bright clean condition,very slight browning to spine, many B/w photographs by Frank Hurley plus very informative text. NO dustwrapper as issued comes in original grey grain effect slipcase which is in very good condition. A very nice copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005676)
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London: Charles H Kelly, 1914. First Edition. Boards. Good/No Jacket. 7 x 5 Inches Hardcover An account of the author's visit, with his daughters, to the Fiji islands, 173 pages with many old photographs. there is light occasional foxing and a few light marks to a couple of pages, pull out map of the Fiji islands at front complete but with a couple of small closed tears to blank margins not on map. Inscription on front endpaper initialled begins with R but I do not believe it is authors. Outer boards are a little rubbed on edges, some light marks and lettering faded on spine. Though not perfect a pleasing copy of an interesting book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005647)
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London: Stanley Paul and Co, 1913. Second Edition. Boards. Good/Fair. 9 x 6 Inches Hardcover Excellent book on the author's travels in Africa, second edition, 403 pages plus 4 pages of adverts and double page map at rear, in bright clean condition inside but endpapers foxed with previous owners details on front endpaper, outer edges of pages have small foxing spots. Many old B/w photographs plus very informative text, dustwrapper is lightly marked with a few losses, creases and tears, Though not perfect a reasonable copy of an interesting book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005568)
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London: MacMillan and Co Limited, 1879. Reprint. Illustrated Boards. Good/No Jacket. 8 x 5 Inches Hardcover A detailed history of exploration and adventures in this area, new edition 1879. Book has 499 pages plus 32 pages of adverts in overall clean condition just some light foxing to outer edges of pages and occasionally inside , previous owners details on half title page dated1882. Several full page illustrations plus others in text. Paper is split at hinges of endpapers but the binding is sound. Outer covers are rubbed and worn on edges especially bottom of spine and corners which have light bumps. Though not perfect a pleasing copy of an interesting book SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST (Book ref. 005547)
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London: Clerke and Cockeran, 1952. Reprint. Boards. Very Good/Good. 8 x 5 Inches Signed by Author Hardcover Personal account of author's year spent at the Hudson's Bay Company fur trading post in Baffin Land, 176 pages in bright clean condition just some light browning to rear endpapers and first and last couple of pages, many B/w photographs and illustrations plus very informative text. SIGNEDby LORD TWEEDSMUIR on title page and dated 1958. dustwrapper is worn on edges with small tears and tiny losses,some marking not price clipped, a pleasing sound copy SEE IMAGE. DETAILED IMAGES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. (Book ref. 005489)