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Island Books [formerly of Devon]

Fine and Rare Books at the foot of the South Downs
Bell, 1912 8vo., original brown cloth, gilt back, backstrip faded (but all lettering legible), very neatly recased, a very good, clean copy. (Book ref. 25629)
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Kegan Paul Trench Trubner & Co., 1934 8vo., First Edition in English, with portrait frontispiece, plates, illustrations in the text and double-page map; blue cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy. Personal account of the Krebs Expedition of 1923. (Book ref. 25465)
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University Press, Cambridge, [2003] 8vo., First Edition; black cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 25147)
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Michael Russell, [Wilton, 1974-82] 8 vols., 8vo., First Edition, with endpaper maps; black cloth, gilt back, coloured endpapers, a near fine set in unclipped dustwrapper. The set comprises Vol. I: The Furnace and the Cup 1914-30 (1974); Vol. II: The Open Door 1930-1935 (1975); Vol. III: The Growth of Danger 1935-1939 (1976); Vol. IV: Bridge of the Levant 1940-1943 (1977); Vol. V: New Worlds for Old 1943-1946 (1978); Vol. VI: The Broken Road 1947-1952 (1981); Volume VII: Some Talk of Alexander 1952-1959 (1982); Vol. VIII: Traveller's Epilogue 1960-1980 (1982). COMPLETE SETS IN THIS CONDITION ARE NOW EXTREMELY SCARCE. (Book ref. 24991)
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Harrap, [1932] Roy. 4to., First Edition, with frontispiece,, title in red and black, 15 fine coloured plates and very numerous photographs in monochrome; navy buckram, gilt back, backstrip a trifle sunned else a near fine copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION. (Book ref. 24808)
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Michael Russell, [Wilton, 1982] 8vo., First Edition, with endpaper maps on pink stock; black, cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Stark's letters were published in eight volumes between 1974 and 1982. (Book ref. 24630)
Heffer, Cambridge, [1935] 8vo., with a frontispiece (original guard present), numerous plates and a folding map, light browning to endpapers; original green buckram, gilt back, boards unevenly sunned else a very good, bright, clean copy. SCARCE (Book ref. 24589)
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Hakluyt Society, 1990 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 4 maps; original Society binding of blue cloth, upper board with multiple frame border in blind enclosing a sailing vessel blocked in gilt, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. 173. An extended revision of Second Series 4. With a genealogical table of the Mongol imperial family and nine appendices on detailed matters. Bridges & Hair, p.295. (Book ref. 24556)
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Harper Collins, [1994] 8vo., Fourth Impression, with plates and maps; brown cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Maps by Leslie Robinson. Published in the same year as the first edition (Book ref. 23858)
Hakluyt Society, 1975 8vo., First Edition, with a folding frontispiece, 154 illustrations and a full-page map in the text, and a folding map; original series binding of blue cloth, sailing vessel blocked in gilt on upper board, gilt back, a very good, clean in the dustwrapper, the latter very lightly age-soiled. Hakluyt Society, Second Series, No. 146. Bridges & Hair p.291. (Book ref. 15756)
Roxy Press, New Delhi, 1945 6 issues in 1 vol., 8vo. First Edition, with numerous photographs, illustrations and cartoons throughout; strongly bound in terracotta cloth, gilt back, ALL ORIGINAL WRAPPERS PRESERVED, a near fine copy. 'Victory' magazine was published for British armed forces serving under India Command. The standard of content and illustration, particularly the cartoons, is unusually high. The geographical area covered was wide and included Borneo, Burma, East Indies, India, Java, Malaya, New Guinea, Singapore, Sumatra, and Thailand. Individual copies are scarce. This volume of virtually fine issues is a rare survival. (Book ref. 12304)
Jonathan Cape, [1935] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and 15 plates; original cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly frayed at edges and with minor loss (just affecting lettering) at head of backstrip. Appendices include a list of plants introduced by the author to England from Asia, and a register of known plants from that region not in cultivation here.. Scarce in the dustwrapper. (Book ref. 9551)
Chatto & Windus, [2011] Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a full-page map in the text; blue cloth, gilt back, blue endpapers, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. (Book ref. 23738)
Gollancz, [1990] 8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece and a map; original cloth, a near fine copy in the dustwrapper. Reginald Teague-Jones took the name 'Ronald Sinclair' to avoid retribution from the Soviets following the massacre of the Baku Commissars. He lived under this alias for seventy years, his true identity being revealed only after his death in 1988 at the age of 99.This dramatic account is based on his secret diary. Already uncommon in this condition. (Book ref. 14745)
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Macmillan, 1933 Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with a coloured frontispiece, 16 fine coloured plates (complete with captioned guards) on 15, 123 monochrome plates on 78, 8 large folding monochrome panoramas and a large folding coloured map, some very light occasional marginal spotting as often; original sienna cloth, gilt back, upper cover blocked in gilt, gilt top, uncut, one or two leaves unopened, joints a trifle rubbed else a very good, bright, crisp copy. VERY SCARCE (Book ref. 2159)
John Murray, [1963] 8vo., First Edition, with title in green and black; with 16 plates; cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in price-clipped dustwrapper. Uncommon, especially in this condition (Book ref. 7184)
John Murray, [1968] 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece and numerous wood-engraved decorations in the text, some very light offsetting from fold-ins to free endpapers; cloth gilt, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The frontispiece is a fine self-portrait. (Book ref. 7185)
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Penguin, Harmondsworth, [1952] 8vo., First Edition thus, with maps in the text; original printed wrappers, backstrip lightly sunned else a very good, bright, clean copy. First published in 1934. Uncommon in this condition. (Book ref. 24174)
John Murray, [1956] 8vo., First Edition, with title in red and black, wood-engraved title-vignette by Reynolds Stone, 66 plates on 50, numerous illustrations in the text and 3 maps on one folder (the folder present in photo-facsimile); original coarse-grain cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, uncut, backstrip lightly sunned (but all gilt entirely legible) else a good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. The second volume of Stark's exploration of the coast of Asia Minor, with photographs and illustrations by the author (Book ref. 13359)
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John Murray, [1966] 8vo., First Edition, with title in red and black, numerous plates, a double-page map in the text and 2 coloured maps on one folder at end; green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter lightly browned at extremities. (Book ref. 20491)