SEARCH FOR THE SPINY BABBLER Bird Hunting in Nepal
Gollancz, 1953 First Edition. Binding: Hardcover (Original Cloth). Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Size: 8" x 5.5" approx. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Natural History & Resources; Nepal; 1930s; Inventory No: 0033749. (Book ref. 0033749) £12.00
Sir Edmund Hillary's Sagarmatha
Insight Topics , 1991 First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. In stock, for immediate despatch. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1.25 -2 kilos. Category: Countries & Travel ; ISBN: 9624211787. Inventory No: 0027639. (Book ref. 0027639) £14.00
HIMALAYAN JOURNEYS OR THE NOTES OF A NATURALIST IN BENGAL, THE SIKKIM AND NEPAL HIMALAYAS, THE KHASIA MOUNTAINS ETC
(Ward Lock & Bowden 1893) Cr 8vo green tooled cloth with black lettering. xxxi, 574pp. bw ills. 2 folded maps at rear. The spine of this book has been used as target practice with an air rifle in the past, and the spine has 6 direct hits which have penetrated into the book, causing some damage to a good number of pages, principally along the inner edges. The front board has also been superficially damaged by two near misses. 6 p[ages detached. Apart from this damage, the book is in good sound condition, and is still a perfectly useable and readable copy. The price has been substantially reduced to reflect the damage caused by half a dozen air rifle pellets. (Book ref. 9480) £15.00
The Great Himalayan Passage. Across The Himalayas By Hovercraft.
Collins, 1974 First Edition 254pp, VG+ in VG dw with one small tear and slight foxing to inside flaps Story of the author's exploration of the Himalayan mountains by hovercraft. (Book ref. 49418) £6.00
Ascent Of Everest 1953: Programme To Accompany Lectures Given By Members Of The Expedition.
1953 20pp, short summary by Wilfrid Noyce, introduction by Duke of Edinburgh (expedition Patron), includes photographs and advertisements, VG (Book ref. 46664) £37.00
Die Gotter Zurnen
F.A.Brockhaus, 1959 First Edition 262pp, private bookplate, Fine in VG dw with slight edge wear, inscription on front endpaper signed by Wilfrid Noyce 'Alfred Laurence. A bedside book for the journey. Wishing him a good journey and gratefully for much kindness, Wilfrid Noyce 16.3.62'. Wi (Book ref. 44489) £85.00
George Ingle Finch's 'The Struggle For Everest'.
Carreg, 2008 First Edition 232pp, new in dw. First English translation of ‘Der Kampf um den Everest’ with entries from Finch's diary kept during the 1922 British Mount Everest Exped. Finch and Geoffrey Bruce attained an altitude never previously achieved. He was a pioneer in the u (Book ref. 33668) £20.00
Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan : Together with Those of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutabn and Sri Lanka Compact Edition
Oxford: Oxford University Press (R.Dayal), 1983. Illustrated by N/a. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Very Good/Very Good Minus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Large Z 737pp. 1983. 1st. A weighty tome - compact in only name! 113 colour plates. Gilt embossed title to the spine and to the front board. Light or slight bumps to the head and tail of the spine. All four corners a little bumped. The wrapper has not been price-clipped but has some surface creasing and shelf wear. There is one short tear or nik to the head of the spine of the wrapper, which has been expertly repaired. A newspaper obituary of Dr Salim Ali has been pasted to the reverse of the front endpaper. A very good, clean, tight first edition copy in a very good minus wrapper. (Book ref. 227154) £35.00
Three Months in Nepal: A Story of Travel, Teaching and Child Labour
UK: Hazel Roy, 2008. Soft Cover. Fine. 9780955945106 Mint, unread Softcover. Not ex. library. 227 pages, illustrated with b/w and colour photographs. A frank personal account of one woman's experience of living and working alone in Nepal. Co-directing a ground breaking theatre production about the lives of working children for the International Labour Organisation, she realised her desire to make a difference. Contents clean, tight and bright. A donation from the sale of this book, has been made to an Orphanage in Uganda. (Book ref. 16347) £8.00
Friends in high places: a season in the Himalayas
The Bodley Head Ltd, 1975. 0370013891 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound book with no inscriptions, the plates are marked by damp at the bottom edge (pages are unaffected), in a bright unclipped dustjacket. 320 pages, 4 engravings on plates, notes, bibliography (Book ref. 36125) £7.00
WITH A BUSLOAD TO NEPAL.
London. Harmsworth. 1987. lst edn. Hardback. 216 pages. B.w. illustrations to chapter headings. Map. Fine in navy boards with gilt lettering to spine, in a fine d.w. No markings or inscriptions. ISBN: 0-948807-06-7. (Book ref. 5828) £4.95
A PLANTSMAN IN NEPAL.
Woodbridge. Antique Collectors' Club. Enlarged and revised edn. 1995. VERY HEAVY large format hardback which will require extra postage. Before ordering please contact us direct for a postage quote as this saves time in processing orders. 291 pages. 270 colour and 70 b.w. illustrations. Fine in olive cloth with gilt lettering on front board and spine, in a fine d.w. Was £35.00. Ex shop stock. Unread book. In 1971 a five man expedition journeyed through north-east Nepal in search of seed and plants. For over three months the team travelled with its Sherpa cooks, guides and porters. Camping each night on a high pasture, in a ravine, bog or forest, the team discovered an array of interesting and wonderful plants and made over 400 seed collections. Roy Lancaster also describes the team's many adventures, the hilarious parties with Tibetan villagers, the birds and animals encountered, the difficulties and delights of employing and travelling with the guides and porters, as well as the resourcefulness, hospitality, charm and day-to-day life of the Nepalese. ISBN: 1-85149-179-1. (Book ref. 4578) £22.99
Kirtipur - a Newar Community in Nepal: Development in Debate
Bristol: The Kirtpur Programme, 1980. Paperback. Landscape 8vo (9" x 6") , 119pp. Vg++. Illustrated b/w thin card wrappers; b/w photos. ISBN 0906515750 0906515750 (Book ref. 9476) £9.50
Saving the Tiger
London: Michael Joseph, 1981. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0718119916 Bright unclipped pictorial dustjacket, no previous ownership marks, green cloth binding, 120 pages, foreword by Sir Peter Scott, colour + b/w illustrations, bibliography, scientific names of the species, index. Complete account of the species and of 'Operation Tiger', the international conservation effort to save the tiger from extinction. (Book ref. 4216) £4.00
Affordable Oriental Rugs: The Buyer's Guide to Rugs from China, India, Pakistan and Romania.
London: Studio Vista., 1980. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0289709806 160 pages, over 100 colour photographs, glossary of 55 essential terms, further reading, index. No previous owner marks, bright unclipped illustrated dustjacket. (Book ref. 3027) £9.95
In the Shadow of the Himalayas : Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim: A Photographic Record by John Claude White 1883-1908
India: Mapin Publishing, 2005. Cloth. As New/As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 189020661X Heavy Item Postage Quote Kurt Meyer is a Fellow Emeritus of the American Institute of Architects. Meyer first travelled to the Himalayas in the 1970s, with his wife Pamela Deuel Meyer; they lived in Nepal for a decade where they researched the life of John Claude White as well as the art and culture of the artistic Tharu people of Nepal. 190pp. N.B. Base of spine slightly rubbed. (Book ref. 028169) £35.00
British India's Relations with the Kingdom of Nepal, 1857-1947 : A Diplomatic History of Nepal
Hardcover Allen & Unwin 1st Edition 1970 408 0049540149 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean bright tig Very Good (Book ref. 541200) £6.00
Soviet-South Asian Relations 1947 -1978 - volume 2 : pakistan, bangladesh, nepal, ski lanka
Hardcover Wiley-Blackwell 1st Edition 1979 478 0855203021 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean bright t Very Good (Book ref. 540990) £80.00
India 100 Years Ago: The Beauty of Old India Illustrated
London: Bracken Books, 1985 Hardback, first edition thus, 11" x 8", very good condition, in a very good unclipped (£12.50) dust-jacket, publisher's original red clothboards with gilt blocking to spine, 220 pages including index, 161 b/w engraved illustrations---Facsimile of the 1885 edition published by the Religious Tract Society. 'This superbly illustrated panorama of India in the 1880s recaptures the infinite variety and exotic splendours of the British Raj at its zenith. In this vast subcontinent, extremes of wealth and power sat side-by-side with utter destitution, for the bewildering mosaic of religion, race and language reflects in mankind the extravagant diversity of India's geography - the mighty mountains of the Himalayas, the deserts, and jungles and the broad flood-plains of the great, winding rivers. Through this colourful land of contrast and unending change, our guide takes us on a whistle-stop tour, setting out from Ceylon and concluding in Bombay: Contents include: Ceylon: the green and luxuriant island set in the hot Indian Ocean, its jungles hiding ancient temples, and ruined cities, its hills and valleys covered by plantations of coffee and tea;Madras Presidency: the inhospitable Coromandel coast, where the north-cast monsoon strikes without mercy, the city of Madras and the great Dravidian Temples of Siva at Madura and Scringham; the Bengal provinces: the city of Calcutta, the Ganges, and into the eastern Himalayas to Assam, Darjeeling and Nepal; The North-West Provinces and Oudc: Benares, Lucknow, Cawnpore and the splendid palaces of the Moguls; The Punjab: Delhi, the Indus and the land of the Sikhs; Rajputana and the Central India Agency: Gwalior, the northern kingdom of the Mahrattas; Bombay Presidency: back to the coast; the tigers of the Narbada Valley, Buddhist cave temples, Gujcrat, Goa and Poona; ---Turning the pages of The Centennial Travel Series, the reader embarks upon a journey in both time and place - to tour, with expert guides, the great countries of the "world as they were a hundred years ago. This was the great age of railway travel, before the coming of the motor car and the aeroplane. And the itinerary in each book follows the leisurely style of the Victorian age: by steamer, railway, carriage and foot. The descriptions of scenes and places were written by a small group of enthusiastic travellers, including several clergymen, observant reporters of all they saw. Each book, republished now in its original late-nineteenth century format, is thus based upon the author's personal experiences, the words complemented by superb engravings on almost every page.' (Book ref. 3008) £18.00
The Gurkhas - The Inside Story Of the World's Most Feared Soldiers
London: Bounty Books (Division of Octopus Publishing), 2006 Hardback, reprint - first published by Headline in 1999, very good condition, in a very good unclipped (£12.99) dust-jacket, publisher's original illustrated laminate boards, 276 pages including index, b/w photo and line illustrations-------" The Gurkhas have been on the British frontlines since 1815. At the end of the 20th century these small but extraordinarily tough fighters demonstrated their courage again when they were among the first troops sent to Kosovo and East Timor to help restore peace to those troubled countries. The author discovered the depth of their commitment when he travelled to Nepal and talked to many former Gurkha soldiers who recalled their service with the British Army with great pride. The book is a fascinating testimony to a fighting force that stands dramatically apart in British military history." (Book ref. 2507) £10.00