Master and Commander, The Mauritius Command, Desolation Island, The Surgeon's Mate, Post Captain, The Fortune of War & H.M.S. Surprise (7 Volumes in Their Slipcases - 5 Brand New)
London: The Folio Society, 2008. Illustrated by Gower, Neil. First Edition Thus. Blue Cloth. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo Large (over 7¾" - 9¾") Z 2008-2010. Seven volumes of the Master and Commander series - all uniformly bound by The Folio Society in matching blue cloth in matching blue slipcases. Five volumes are as new (H.M.S. Surprise, The Fortune of War, Post Captain, The Surgeon's Mate, Desolation Island) still in their original publisher's shrink wrap. We acquired these from The Folio Society on the understanding that they were all first impressions by The Folio Society. They are all in fine condition with fine slipcases. The Mauritius Command (2009 - first thus) is in fine or near fine condition in a near fine slipcase. One page corner has been turned. The slipcase has a couple of very slight soil marks on it. A lovely copy. Master and Commander (2008 - first thus) is in very good condition in a near fine slipcase. The upper most corners of the half-title, title and illustrations page have been turned and there is a slight crease to the extreme upper margin of page 323. Seven volumes of the O'brian Master and Commander novels - in over all fine condition - five brand new. (Book ref. 227523) £172.00
Threatened Birds of Africa and Related Islands: The ICBP/IUCN Red Data Book Part I.
Cambridge: International Council for Bird Preservation & International Union for Conservation of Nature & Natural Resources, 1985. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 2880326044 Third edition, red cloth, 8vo, xxxiv + 761 pages, 12 colour plates by Norman Arlott, appendices, index, references, bibliographies. Fine unmarked copy in like dustjacket. The decision to prepare a Red Data Book on the birds of Africa and its related islands was taken at a meeting of ICBP delegates to the Fifth Pan-African Ornithological Congress held in Lilongwe, Malawi, in August 1980. The feeling was that a "regional" book would be of greater local impact and usefulness than the "global" books that had preceded it. (Book ref. 1969) £10.00
Year Book & Guide to East Africa 1956 (including Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea, Somaliland, Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Portuguese East Africa, the Congo, Nyasaland, Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles)
London: Robert Hale, 1956 Hardback, first edition, very good tight condition, no dust-jacket, publisher's original red clothboards with gilt blocking to front and spine - spine faded and bumping to edges, 410 pages + 16 pages colour maps, + adverts: 78 pp at rear + 26 pp at front (shipping lines, beer, hotels, etc) including index, b/w photo and line illustrations, folding colour map in front pocket, town plans and route maps, original bookmark dark blue ribbon - carded Standard Bank of South Africa, colour frontis of Mount Kenya. (Book ref. 2335) £15.00
Mauritius - Light and Space
Mauritius: Editions De l'Ocean Indien, 2003 ISBN: 9990304173 First reprint, near fine condition, in a near fine unclipped dust-jacket, publisher's original pale coffee clothboards with gilt blocking to front and spine, illustrated endpapers, unpaginated, 1100gms, full page colour illustrations with descriptive text, 9990304173, -----------------------Brief survey of the economic, political and human history of Mauritius followed by over 100 colour photographs of the island - situated in the southwest of the Indian Ocean, just beneath the tropic of Capricorn. (Book ref. 1790) £10.00
Bulletin of the African Bird Club: Vol 7, No 1, March 2000
Alcedo Publishing, 2000 First edition, stapled paperback, 10" x 7", very good condition, illustrated glossy card covers slightly scuffed and creased at bottom front right hand corner, 84 pages, colour photo illustrations, b/w line drawings, b/w maps, full colour illustrations to front (Mauritius cuckoo-shrike) and back cover (Euryceros prevostii); Contents include - Beaudouin's Snake Eagle; Rare Birds in Morocco; Mauritius Cuckoo-Shrike; Azores Bullfinch; Ethiopian Birds; Palearctic migrants at Aldabra atoll; African River Martin and Rosy Bee-eater in Republic of Congo; African birds in traditional magico-medicinal use; Grey-headed Kingfisher in Cote d'Ivoire (Book ref. 2915) £12.00
The Decline of the English Musician 1788-1888; A family of English Musicians in Ireland, England, Mauritius.and Australia.
Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1992. xv, 329pp, 23 ills, Book is FINE in VG+ dust wrapper. (Book ref. 8812) £12.00
(4 Sep) Postal History Auctions Sales 291/292.
Robson Lowe Ltd, 32pp. (Book ref. WOPHB0656) £8.00
Men Against the Sun;
London, Cassell, 1959; 1st Edition; Hbk; Very good/ Dj Good++; 216pp with Photographs; Light foxing to prelims; Green covers with gilt tile on spine; Dust jacket has light edge wear. "The Author is largely concerned with an intensely human, anecdotal picture of South Africa with shorter excursions into Kenya, Rhodesia and Mauritius. (Book ref. 6394) £12.00
The Mauritius Command
London: Collins, 1998. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 6 ¾" - 9¾" Tall 000222383X This is a Fine Copy of this Book in Publisher's original blue cloth with gilt title lettering to spine,in a Near Fine Dust-Jacket which has No chips or tears to the outer edges of the dust-jacket.Price clipped and the book has no previous ownership inscriptions present.There is just a little sunning to the spine of the dust-jacket.,8vo 315pp First Edition Thus (Book ref. 61389) £18.00
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences of Mauritius, volume II, part 1.
Port Louis: The General Printing & Stationery cy, 1960. Volume 2, part 1 (softcover). 8vo, 119pp. 3 plates. Original printed wrappers. Backstrip chipped, contents good to very good. Overall, this copy is in good condition. The first paper is: Contribution a l'etude des poissons de l'ile Maurice, VII, par Jean de B Baissac (fisheries officer). This paper is in French; most of the rest of the journal is in English. (Book ref. 20078) £10.00
On The Missionary Trail - The Classic Georgian Adventure of Two Englishmen, Sent on a Journey Around the World, 1821-1829
London, Chatto & Windus, 2000. Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 367pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is near fine, apart from darkened block edges which have a little patch of white on right edge. Dustwrapper has just a little bumping to top of spine and corners. Price clipped from front flap. An enthralling narrative of one of the most remarkable and exotic of missonary journeys ever undertaken. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Missionary, Madagascar, Tahiti, Mauritius (Book ref. 4464) £8.50
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons
London, Collins, 1977. Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 160pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block and boards basically near fine, but adhesive tape used in protecting dustwrapper has stained boards and spine Dustwrapper (now protected) has price clipped from inner flap, , and has been affected by protection adhesive, especially on back. The famous animal expert travels to Mauritius to help save endangered wildlife, and reveals much of the fabulous fauna to be found on an Indian Ocean island Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Mauritius, wildlife, fauna, exotic (Book ref. 2719) £7.50
AN ACT to continue an Act.... for the effectual Examination of Accounts of the Receipt and Expenditure of the Colonial Revenues in the Islands of Ceylon, Mauritius, Malta, Trinidad, and in the Settlements of the Cape of Good Hope.
London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. Pages numbered 821-822, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include INDIA [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2537) £10.00
SUB-TROPICAL RAMBLES IN THE LAND OF THE APHANAPTERYX Personal Experiences, Adventures and Wanderings in and Around the Island of Mauritius.
NY Harper & Brothers 1873. 1st US Ed. xviii + 509pp. + [i] Appendix + [iii] publ. adverts. Port. frontis., 4 folding maps, 14 full page ills., numerous ills. Some light browning, original gilt lettered cloth, spine sl. chipped and darkened, corners sl. rubbed. Nicholas Pike, US Consul, Port Louis, Mauritius. US$234 (Book ref. 211357) £150.00
SUGAR BOARD REPORT and ACCOUNTS for the year to 30th June, 1964
London: HMSO, 1964. v pp + 57pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary paper. HC 315. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 157883) £6.00
The Royal Tour 1901 or the Cruise of H.M.S. Ophir Being a Lower Deck Account of Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York's Voyage Around the British Empire.
Exeter, UK: Webb & Bower, 1980. Special Edition. Cloth. Very Good+/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0906671108 Signed by Son of Author Facsimile HB. The nine month voyage of the Duke and Duchess of York (subsequently King George V and Queen Mary), around nearly all of the British Empire: Gibraltar, Malta, the Red Sea, Colombo, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa via Mauritius, Canada via St Vincent and then home. Dark-blue cloth boards with bright gilt lettering to spine and bright gilt rose/crown/anchor motif to fnt. A facsimile of the author's handwritten and hand-illus. account with mock tanning to page margins to give illusion of age. Unpaginated. Title page states: A special edition for "The Angler's Rest, Fingle Bridge, Devon. Gift-inscribed by the author's son, Jack Price, on the title page. DJ unclipped; has slight wear around its edges; dj spine somewhat faded. Has newspaper article about the author and his son tucked in fnt. Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 004774) £36.00
Science and Power in Colonial Mauritius
University of Rochester Press, 1997 8vo, ix, 238pp, Map, Tables, Black Cloth (Very Good/Fine), D/W (Very Good/Fine) (Book ref. 1301) £12.50
ODDITIES. A Book Of Unexplained Facts
London, Geoffrey Bles, Revised Edition, Reprinted 1945 8vo, 213pp, Illustrated, Book Plate to front paste-down endpaper, Green Cloth (Good), D/W (worn/torn but almost complete). - Chapters on The Moving Coffins in the vault at Barbados; The ship seen on the ice; Mersenne's Numbers; The Wheel of Orffyreus; The wizard of Mauritius; The Berbalangs of Cagayan Sulu; Crosse's Acari; The Phrophecies Of Nostradamus etc., etc., etc. (Book ref. 1054) £12.50
The Decline Of The English Musican 1788 - 1888 A Family of English Musicians in Ireland, England, Mauritius, and Australia
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1992 8vo, xv, 329pp, Illustrated, Dark Blue Cloth (Very Good), D/W (Very Good) (Book ref. 6536) £18.00
Copies of all Orders in Council, or Colonial Ordinances, for the better regulation and enforcement of the relative duties of masters and employers, and articled servants, tradesmen and labourers, in the countries of British Guiana and Mauritius; and of c
H.M.S.O., 1838 138 large pp. 1st ed., clean in soiled original paper covers. (Book ref. WINBO0253) £75.00