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[COPYRIGHT M. WEISMAN, JERUSALEM]
Flowers and Views of the Holy Land
(Jerusalem: publisher not stated, no date). . Cloth-backed, small oblong quarto, bevelled wooden covers, with palm tree and camels silhouette to upper board, and decorative marquetry device to lower board; unpaginated, but twelve colour scenes, with eleven facing specimens of pressed flora from Palestine. Spine frayed; binding slack, with archival tape reinforcing to upper hinge; front free endpaper somewhat fishmothed; some foxing. An early souvenir for travellers in Israel..
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N° du livre: 6219
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . . Botany. . Middle East. Bible Lands. Souvenirs

 
[ANTARCTICA, GENERAL]
Four Titles Relating to the Antarctic
(various places: various publishers, various dates). . (1) Bowman, Gerald: FROM SCOTT TO FUCHS (London: Evans Brothers, 1960) 8vo; original dark blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 192; maps; plates. Dustwrapper a little rubbed and edgeworn; light to moderate foxing throughout. Good condition. (2) Evans, E. R. G. R.: SOUTH WITH SCOTT (Johannesburg: Twentieth Century Distributors, no date) 16mo; original dark blue cloth, lettered in silver gilt on spine; pp. 318; frontis. portrait. Joints and extremities a little rubbed; earlier price penned on front free endpaper; some foxing. Good. (3) Fuchs, Vivian, and Edmund Hillary: THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA. THE COMMONWEALTH TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1955-58 (London: Cassell, 1958) 8vo; original blue cloth, lettered in silver gilt on spine; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. xv + (iii) + 338, incl. index; maps; plates, incl. colour. Dustwrapper foxed, wrinkled and edgeworn, with some tape stains; name signed on front free endpaper; library codes, stamps and labels; scattered, moderate foxing. Fair to good. (4) Mountfield, David: A HISTORY OF POLAR EXPLORATION (London: Hamlyn, 1974) 4to; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. 208, incl. index; profusely illustrated with contemporary artwork and photographs; maps. Dustwrapper a little creased and edgeworn; boards partially tanned; scattered foxing. Good..
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N° du livre: 10750
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 | CHF 6]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Pole. . . Natural

 
[ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY]
The Royal Geographical Society. Its Foundation and History, Work and Publications, Charter and Bye-Laws, and Its House
(London: The Royal Geographical Society, 1932). . Catalogue title from upper cover. Title on first page reads 'The Foundation, History, and Work of the Royal Geographical Society'. 247 x 156 mm; stitched blue wrappers; pp. 29 + (iii); plates. Trace of foxing. Good condition. 'In common with other learned Societies, the Royal Geographical Society can trace its descent from a dining club. The Raleigh Dining Club was founded in February 1827. The world was mapped out into divisions, and each division was represented by at least one member, so that the Club collectively should have visited nearly every region of the known world. The principal object of the Club dinners, which took place at the "Thatched House," was announced to be the attainment of an agreeable and rational society composed of persons who had visited all parts of the globe. At these dinners the feeling gradually took definite shape that the creation of a more completely organized insitution for the advancement of geography was necessary. Early in 1830 Admiral Smyth had sketched out a well-conceived scheme for a Geographical Society, and enrolled many names. Independently of his efforts, there was a numerously attended meeting of the Raleigh Club, with Sir John Barrow in the chair, on 24 May 1830, when it was resolved that a Society was needed whose sole object should be the promotion and diffusion of geographical knowledge.'.
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N° du livre: 8534
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Kensington Gore. Exploration. Explorers. British Empire

 
[THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE]
Saint Helena
(London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1870). . Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of August, 1870. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [180-188]. Very good condition..
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N° du livre: 1408
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: St . South Atlantic Ocean. Islands. . Voyages. Jamestown

 
[THE CORNHILL MAGAZINE]
A Visit to the Suez Canal
(London, Smith, Elder & Co, 1866). . Extract from The Cornhill Magazine of March, 1866. 210 x 148; paper wrapper with title label mounted on cover; pp. [363-384]; map. Very good condition..
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N° du livre: 1394
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Egypt. Shipping. . . Port Said. Red Sea. Ferdinand de Lesseps

 
ABU-HAKIMA, AHMAD MUSTAFA
The Modern History of Kuwait 1750-1965
(London: Luzac & Company, 1983) 0718902599. . 4to; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xi + (i) + 226, incl. index; maps; photographs; genealogical tables. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel and slightly rubbed; blank label over ink stamp on front pastedown; some spotting to endpapers and outermost leaves, occasionally also elsewhere. Very good condition. "It should be noted that this book covers nearly two and a half centuries of Kuwaiti history. The first two centuries, namely the eighteenth and the nineteenth, represent, to a certain degree, the lesser known and sparsely documented portion of that history, while the years from 1900 to the present are either fully documented or well served in twentieth century writings... Personal interviews - which constitute oral sources - held while the author was researching materials for this history in London, Bahrain, and Kuwait were used to corroborate written sources concerning the rise and rule of the Al-Sabah and of the Al-Khalifa in the 2nd half of the eighteenth century.".
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N° du livre: 7036
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 | CHF 8]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Arabian Peninsula. Arabs. Caliphates. . Oil

 
ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SOUTH AFRICA
Route Book
(Cape Town, 8th edition, circa 1936). . to sell with Tom Smith, Motor Law in Transvaal; a synopsis of the Motor Vehicle Ordinance 1931 ... (Royal Automobile Club of South Africa) Wraps..
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N° du livre: 2298
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 | CHF 10]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Afica. . Motoring. Transport.

 
AMUNDSEN, ROALD
The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram," 1910-1912
(London: C. Hurst & Co, 1996) 0903983478. . Text facsimile, in one volume, of the John Murray edition of 1912, issued in two volumes. Translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater. 8vo; original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xxxv + (i) + 392, x + 449, incl. index; numerous plates and maps, incl. large, folding map. Dustwrapper a little edgeworn and rubbed, sunned on spine panel; bumps to bottom fore-corners; occasional minor fox spot. Very good condition. (Conrad, p. 156 [original, and facsimiles up to 1976]) "Lacking in personal charisma, Amundsen was to some extent a victim of British chauvinism, which stereotyped him as a devious foreigner not above gaining the Pole by a deceitful stratagem and, worse by far, sacrificing his dogs to do so. His complaint in later years that British schoolchildren were being taught to regard Scott as the true discoverer of the South Pole was probably no exaggeration. Today we can look back to these distant events more dispassionately, and freely give Amundsen the credit that is his due. He was a truly professional explorer who took pains to put all his theories to the test and left nothing to chance. The South Pole, which so successfully exemplifies Amundsen's philosophy of exploration, is a polar masterpiece which deserves to be in print again after so many years in limbo.".
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N° du livre: 10729
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.25 | CHF 48]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Captain Robert Falcon . Antarctica. . Heroic Age.

 
ANDERSON, W. ELLERY
Expedition South
(London: Evans Brothers, 1957). . 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. 208; plates. Dustwrapper rubbed and edgeworn, with some loss (now housed in protector). Good condition. "Ellery Anderson applied to join an expedition to the Falkland Islands Dependencies within the Antarctic as a means of satisfying a life-long personal ambition and of re-orientating himself after 14 years as a regular Army officer ... He sailed for Hope Bay in October, 1954, as leader of a small twelve-man base whose objectives were the exploration and survey of one of the least-known sectors of the Antarctic... In this book the author has given a picture of the life lived by himself and his companions as a small community in a vast wilderness. It is a book of extraordinary interest about ordinary people from all walks of life fighting and winning a battle against a ruthless enemy, the Antarctic, with its danger, its boredom, its physical and mental strain and its overwhelming majesty. There is a thrilling sense of challenge and achievement as well as humanity and humour - it is everyman's guide to the Last Continent.".
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N° du livre: 5119
GBP 4.00 [Appr.: EURO 4.5 | CHF 5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Polar Regions. Northern Graham Land. . .

 
ANGOULVANT, G.
Les Indes Néerlandaises Leur Rôle Dans L'économie Internationale
(Paris, Le Monde Nouveau, 1926). . Two volumes, original decorative grey cloth, blocked in gilt and red, spines faded, extremities of spines slightly worn, pp. xxxi + 330 + ix + (i); pp. (iv) + (331 - ) 842 + ix + (i), frontispieces, plates, fold-out map. Usual browning of the text, heavier in the margins. French text..
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N° du livre: 2449
GBP 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.75 | CHF 30]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Dutch East Indies. Indonesia. .

 
ANONYMOUS
Tallinn
(Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, no date). . 12mo; cloth-backed pictorial lacquered boards, enclosing accordian-fold series of lacquered, photographic images of scenes and public buildings from the Soviet era in the Estonian capital; there are descriptive captions in several languages on the reverse side of each picture. Trace of foxing to fore-edge. Very good condition. There are thirty-two colour postcard-size photographs in all. Some examples: View of the Lower and the Upper town from the Oleviste Church tower; Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Estonian S.S.R, Kadriorg; Council of Ministers of the S.S.R.; Monument to V. I. Lenin in Lenin Boulevard; House of Art of the Estonian S.S.R.; Town-Hall (14th-15th cent.); Monument to Viktor Kingissepp (1888-1922), an organiser and leader of the Communist Party of Estonia; Arts Museum of the Estonian S.S.R. (former Kadriorg Palace); Swan Lake in Kadriorg Park..
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N° du livre: 7998
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Union Socialist Republics.

 
ANSTEY, V.
The Trade of the Indian Ocean
(London: Longmans, Green and Co, 1929). . 8vo; original blue light cloth, lettered in black on spine and upper cover; pp. xvi + 251, incl. index; several maps and tables. Ex-library copy, with institutional stamps and codes to front pastedown and elsewhere; cloth rather rubbed; backstrip a little brittle and sunned; some minor spotting. Good. Uncommon title. "Where ... is the justification for treating as a whole regions lying thousands of miles apart? It is to be found, perhaps, in the presence of a common factor, and that factor economic rather than political. Down to the present time, the whole area in its modern development has depended on European capital and ultimate economic control. It is true that such capital has been invested in many other regions, and the plantation system is not peculiar to the Indian area; but the elaborate organisation of production and trade, financed from Europe but controlled effectively by Europeans on the spot - the whole system of managing agents and its methods - is sufficient to mark off, economically, the Indian Ocean from the rest of the world. On the physical side, the basis of unity is, and always has been, the sea, and this remains true in spite of the modern development of railways.".
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N° du livre: 7513
GBP 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 50 | CHF 54]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: British Empire. Industry. East Africa. India. Routes. Plantations

 
ARDITO, STEFANO, AND ENRICO CAMANNI
Rifugi E Sentieri: 64 Escursioni Facili Per la Scoperta Delle Montagne Italiane
(Bologna: Nicola Zanichelli, 1987) 8808042642. . 4to; pictorial boards; endpaper map; pp. 207 + (i); photographs in colour and monochrome; relief route maps. Very good condition. Italian text. An appealing guide to all the major climbs in Italy. The sites are largely, but not entirely, in the Alps..
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N° du livre: 8081
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 | CHF 12]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . Alpinism. Sicily. Mountains. Mountaineering. Hiking. Climbing

 
ARMITAGE, ELLA S.
A Key to English Antiquities: With Special Reference to the Sheffield and Rotherham District
(Sheffield: William Townsend / Bingley: Harrison & Sons, 1897). . Crown 8vo; original olive-green cloth, with gilt device to upper cover, and spine lettered in gilt; re-cased, with new endpapers, preserving Hillsborough Hall bookplate of J. Willis Dixon; pp. xvi + 331 + (i); several plates and text illustrations; folding map. Moderate wear to extremities; backstrip slightly discoloured; penned address below bookplate on front pastedown; rear free endpaper has penned references to text and stapled photocopy; occasional light foxing; regular, light browning. Good condition, with the bookplate of a member of the famous Sheffield silver family. "This little book aims at putting into the hands of the people of Sheffield and Rotherham a key to the antiquities of their neighbourhood, which will help them to understand and enjoy - for to understand is to enjoy - antiquities all over the kingdom. Though written primarily for the use of inhabitants of this district, I hope that the various types of ancient remains are described with sufficient fulness to make the book useful as a beginner's manual to the study of English antiquities in general." - Author's Preface..
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N° du livre: 4102
GBP 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 | CHF 18]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: . . Yorkshire. Topography. Local History. .

 
AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION
Illustrated Guide to the Southern African Coast
(Cape Town, AA Motorist Publications, 1988). . 4to, laminated pictorial boards, pp. 320, numerous colour illustrations, maps. Owner's name on the title-page and in one margin..
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N° du livre: 2457
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 | CHF 7.5]
Catalogue: Travel
Mots-clés: Transport. Motoring. South Topography. . Coastline.

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