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  1. Changed.
    First edition, first impression, of the author's first book. Scarce. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 92305

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  2. The Arctic Regions.
    First and only edition of this highly uncommon and highly desirable Arctic record, one of perhaps as few as 300 copies. The book forms a record of the last of seven voyages to Labrador and Greenland that Bradford sponsored or participated in during the 1860s: "all early examples of what one might call 'eco-art tourism'"(Books... Learn More
    £150,000

    Stock Code: 94428

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    First and only edition of this uncommon collection of charts, including the first printed chart of Monaco, a large folding map of Marseilles, and accurate charts of most of the ports, harbours and bays of the region. Ayrouard's work forms a working waggoner for the coast, recording soundings, anchorages, and pilotage notes... Learn More
    £18,000

    Stock Code: 66701

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  4. Waugh in Abyssinia.
    First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper: Tony from Evelyn. With the armorial bookplate of Anthony Powell. An exceptional association copy, linking two of the great novelists of the 20th-century. Although two years behind him at Oxford, Powell had seen just... Learn More
    £7,500

    Stock Code: 103162

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  5. Die Arabischen Handschriften der Herzoglichen Bibliothek Zu Gotha.
    First editions, uncommon, OCLC shows perhaps fewer than 20 sets completing worldwide, COPAC lists just 2, SOAS and Glasgow, the Oxford set lacking the much later fifth volume, no other copies traced at auction. A catalogue of the extraordinary collection of Arabic manuscripts at Ducal library at Gotha. The majority of the... Learn More
    £4,500

    Stock Code: 94282

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  6. The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates, collected from the Original Journal Preserved by Arrian, and Illustrated by Authorities Ancient and Modern;
    First edition. English translation of Arrian's account of the navarch Nearchus' voyage from the Indus estuary to the Tigris in 325 B.C., in effect the Greek "discovery" of the Arabian Peninsula. "My purpose was not to translate Arrian, but to make him intelligible to an English reader, and to investigate a variety of subjects,... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 93992

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  7. Les Voyages de Jean Struys,
    First edition in French first published in Amsterdam in 1676, before becoming a Europe-wide best-seller. Purporting to be an account of the travels of a Dutch sail-maker and seaman, the truth of these adventures has been challenged in the past. However, it is now widely accepted that although replete with plagiarised text... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 94082

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  8. [Untitled]
    A lovely map of Southern India, Ceylon and Burma, published by James Wyld in A New General Atlas of Modern Geography Learn More
    £145

    Stock Code: 76245

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  9. Carte Conjecturale de L Atlantide
    An interesting map displaying the location of Atlantis, just off the African coast. The map includes de lands of the Gorgones, the Amazons, the Atlantes and the Garden of the Hesperides. This map is after the Essays by Colonel Bory de St Vincent published in his 1803 'Essais sur Les Isles Fortun Learn More
    £120

    Stock Code: 78169

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  10. Reminiscences of an Indian Police Official.
    First edition. "From 1857 to 1885, Crawford served in the India Police of the Bombay Presidency and in Central India. In this work, he has provided a loose collection of case studies for crimes ranging from fraud to murder for which he was investigating officer. As true of other similar works, Crawford's success as a detective... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 68580

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  11. Park Place near Henley upon Thames. The Seat of the Earl of Malmesbury.
    The third of fourteen children born to Luke Havell, a drawing-master and printseller, who was one of the founders of the Havell family's reputation in the arts and publishing. William was discouraged from following in the family tradition receiving a classical education; "Nevertheless, the determined and adventurous spirit... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 98207

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  12. Aden - a Coaling Station in the Red Sea, 16.9.57.
    Greene (1826-1892), served with the Royal Artillery, rising to the rank of Major-General. This striking and characteristic view was taken during his voyage out to India to take part in the Indian Mutiny, services recorded in his Views in India, from Drawings taken during the Seapoy Mutiny, published 1859. Provenance: Sir... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 98689

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  13. Lissabon (Lisboa) Neapel (Napoli).
    A fine pair of European town plans Lisbon and Naples, from a mid nineteenth century German atlas. Each detailed plan has been enhanced by the addition of light, 'soft' hand colour. Learn More
    £75

    Stock Code: 75286

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  14. Life Guards.
    Edition of 50, unnumbered. Signed and dated in pencil lower right by Bawden. One of 40 prints published by the Royal College of Art and exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Coronation Year exhibition in 1953. Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 98241

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  15. Melbourne Illustrated.
    Two images in one, At the Races: The Scratching System; and The Horse Bazaar. Learn More
    £40

    Stock Code: 80729

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  16. Corsica. Sardinia.
    In 1604 Hondius bought the plates of Gerard Mercator's atlas, added about 40 maps to Mercator's original number, and from 1606 published enlarged editions in many languages still under Mercator's name, but with his own name as publisher. These atlases have become known as the Mercator/Hondius series. The following year... Learn More
    £220

    Stock Code: 79134

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  17. Bay and Port of Calvi.
    A map showing the Sardinian towns of Calvi, Figarone, St Fiorentino, Ajaccio, Talana, Valinco and Campo Moro. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 79130

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  18. Coast and Harbour of Bonifacio.
    A map showing the coast and town of Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio in Corsica. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 79127

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  19. Turin.
    Detailed map of the city of Turin in North Italy. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 79032

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  20. Genoa.
    Detailed map of the city of Genoa in North Italy. Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 79031

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