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(GEORGE VI). ACT OF PARLIAMENT 1947
"[Burma]. As a Country not within His Majesty's Dominions and not entitled to His Majesty's Protection, and for consequential and connected matters. INDEPENDENCE OF BURMA"
"HMSO, 1947" "8vo., 16pp., First Edition; original wrappers, wire-stitched as issued, very light rust marks else a very good, clean copy. Cap. II Geo 6; ordered to be Printed, 23 October 1947. The Bill was presented to the House of Commons by the Prime Minister (Clement Attlee), supported by Sir Stafford Cripps, Mr. V.A. Alexander, Mr. Secretary Henderson and Lieut.-Colonel Rees-Williams."
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Book number: 6320
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.75 US$ 49.82 | JP¥ 5374]
Keywords: "far east, burma, act of parliament"

 
[A.W. MARSTON]
The Children of Africa. Written for all English-Speaking Children.
"Hodder & Stoughton, 1886" "4to., First Edition, with a frontispiece and very numerous wood-engraved illustrations (a number full-page), wanting front free endpaper and map; original pictorial brown cloth, upper board and backstrip elaborately blocked and lettered in gilt and yellow, all edges gilt, patterned endpapers, hinges cracked (but binding wholly sound), case a little shaken else a bright, clean working copy. With 2pp publisher's catalogue bound in at end. Very scarce."
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Book number: 20048
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.5 US$ 34.87 | JP¥ 3762]
Keywords: "africa, missionaries, slave trade"

 
[G.T. RAYNAL]
Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Establissments & du Commerce des Europeens dans les Deux Indes. Tome Premier. [This volume only].
"Jean-Edme Dufour, Maestricht, 1775" "8vo., on laid paper, text in French, with engraved portrait of the author, an engraved plate, a large folding engraved map and engraved head- and tail-pieces in the text; contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked in twentieth century calf to style, sprinkled edges, a remarkably clean, crisp copy. Complete with half-title, advertisement and comprehensive index. The engraved portrait of Raynal is by Charles-Nicolas Cochin. The plate (by Eisen) is bound at the beginning rather than facing p.89. The map is transcribed by Bonne. An uncommon edition of Raynal's classic account. This first volume [of seven] contains Books I-III. Book I describes the activities (discoveries, wars and conquests) of the Portuguese in the Middle East, India, East Indies and Far East, including Indostan, Malabar, the Persian Gulf, the Moluccas and China. Book II follows the Dutch in the same regions, including Formosa, Timor, Japan, the Celebes, Borneo, Sumatra, Siam, Ceylon, Coromandel, Malabar, Cape of Good Hope and Java. Book III is devoted to the English in their relations with the Dutch and Portuguese in the Middle East, Malabar, Coromandel, Bengal, St. Helena and Comoros Islands. This volume is complete in itself. Extremely scarce, especially in this condition. See Sabin 68080; this edition not recorded by Kress."
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Book number: 14223
GBP 240.00 [Appr.: EURO 268.25 US$ 298.91 | JP¥ 32247]
Keywords: "far east, middle east, indonesia, australasia, raynal, travel, voyages, exploration"

 
(VICTORIA). ACT OF PARLIAMENT 1863
[New Zealand].
"[George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, Printers to the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, 1863]" "Single leaf, sm. folio, gutter edge lightly frayed else a very good, clean, crisp copy. 26 Victoriae, Cap. 23, granted Royal Assent 8 June 1863."
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Book number: 8788
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.75 US$ 49.82 | JP¥ 5374]
Keywords: "australasia, new zealand, acts of parliament, boundary commissions"

 
[R. WEIGLEY (ED.)]
Philadelphia. A 300 Year History.
"Norton, New York NY, [1982]" "8vo., First Edition, with very numerous photographs in the text, neat inscription on front free endpaper; blue tweed cloth, gilt back, uncut, a very good, bright, clean copy in price-clipped dustwrapper."
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Book number: 23547
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 24.91 | JP¥ 2687]
Keywords: "americana, america, philadephia, pennsylvania"

 
(F.C. MACRAE). E.H. A [EDWARD HAMILTON AITKEN].
Tribes on My Frontier. An Indian Naturalists Foreign Policy. With Illustrations by F.C. Macrae. Fifth Edition.
"Thacker Spink & Co., Calcutta, 1892" "8vo., Fifth Edition, with a frontispiece (original tissue guard present), illustrated title, and numerous illustrations (a number full-page) in the text; original blue pictorial cloth, upper board and backstrip elaborately blocked in gilt and black, bevelled boards, black endpapers, a remarkably bright, fresh, clean copy. With the trade ticket of Sizer of Felixstowe on front paste-down, and 40pp publisher's illustrated catalogue (dated January 1894) bound in at end. First published in 1883, this scarce work collects a series of papers first published in the newspaper 'Times of India'. Scarce, especially in this condition."
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Book number: 15638
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.75 US$ 49.82 | JP¥ 5374]
Keywords: "india, natural history, edward hamilton aitken"

 
W.R. 'BILL' WILSON
A Force Apart? A History of the Northern Territory Police Force 1870-1926. NORTHERN TERRITORY POLICE FORCE
"Pecock Academic Press, Hong Kong, [2001]" "8vo., First Edition, with photographs and maps in the text; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. EXTREMELY SCARCE."
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Book number: 24800
GBP 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 67.25 US$ 74.73 | JP¥ 8062]
Keywords: "australia, australasia, northern territory, police"

 
P. O'DONOVAN
"For Fear of Weeping. [Burma, Malaya, Siam, China, Indonesia]. IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER"
"Macgibbon & Kee, 1950" "8vo., First Edition, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; red cloth, gilt back,, red top, a very good, clean copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Reminiscences by the former Far East correspondent of The Observer newspaper."
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Book number: 25916
GBP 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.25 US$ 22.42 | JP¥ 2419]
Keywords: "far east, burma, malaya, siam, thailand, china, indonesia, patrick o'donovan"

 
J.R. ACKERLEY
Hindoo Holiday. An Indian Journal.
"Chatto & Windus, 1932" "8vo., First Edition; cloth, gilt back, a very good, clean copy."
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Book number: 12917
GBP 44.00 [Appr.: EURO 49.25 US$ 54.8 | JP¥ 5912]
Keywords: "mstock, india, journalism, travel"

 
ROYAL INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
Great Britain and Palestine 1915-1936.
"Royal Institute of International Affairs, [1937]" "8vo., First Edition; original green wrappers, covers lightly age-soiled else a very good, clean copy. Sold from an institution with its labels on wrappers and endpapers."
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Book number: 24958
GBP 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 24.75 US$ 27.4 | JP¥ 2956]
Keywords: "middle east, palestine"

 
(SCOTT OF THE ANTARCTIC). D. ALDBRIDGE
The Rescue of Captain Scott.
"Tuckwell Press, [East Linton, 1999]" "8vo., First Edition, with a frontispiece, 50 plates on 32 and endpaper maps; white cloth, gilt back, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Detailed and well-illustrated account of the freeing of Discovery by the Terra Nova (McKay) and Morning (Colbeck) from the Antarctic ice in 1904."
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Book number: 15991
GBP 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 27 US$ 29.89 | JP¥ 3225]
Keywords: "polar, antarctic, scott, discovery, terra nova, morning, mckay, colbeck"

 
(FRANCIS YOUNGHUSBAND). C. ALLEN
Duel in the Snows. The True Story of the Younghusband Mission to Lhasa. [Second impression]. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER
"John Murray, [2004]" "8vo., Second Imprerssion, with plates and maps; cloth, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Published in the same year as the first edition."
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Book number: 23925
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.5 US$ 24.91 | JP¥ 2687]
Keywords: "mstock, shelfssa, far east, tibet, francis younghusband, lhasa"

 
ROALD AMUNDSEN.
The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram' 1910-1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. [Facsimile re-issue].
"C. Hurst, [1996]" "2 vols., in 1, 8vo., with a portrait frontispiece, numerous photographs, maps and tables in the text, a folding plan and a large folding map (creased at one fold); original blue cloth, gilt back, covers lightly age-marked else a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter mildly creased and frayed at edges. Good quality facsimile re-issue of the scarce John Murray edition of 1912. Already scarce in its own right. Taurus 71; Rosove 9.A1; Spence 16 (all recording the 1912 edition)."
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Book number: 24910
GBP 120.00 [Appr.: EURO 134.25 US$ 149.46 | JP¥ 16123]
Keywords: "mstock, polar, antarctic, amundsen, south pole"

 
ANON.
Hong Kong Directory. NEAR FINE COPY
"[Universal Publications, Hong Kong, 1998]" "8vo., Fourth Edition, indexes and captions in English and Chinese, with very numerous details coloured maps; original pictorial wrappers, a near fine copy. SCARCE"
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Book number: 22022
GBP 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 44.75 US$ 49.82 | JP¥ 5374]
Keywords: "far east, hong kong, hongkong,"

 
ANON.
Information on Sarawak. Compiled and prepared by the Sarawak Information Service.
"Borneo Literature Bureau, Kuching, n.d. [c.1960]" "8vo., First Edition, with a folding street plan; original wrappers printed in red and blue, a very good, bright, clean copy. The cover design is by Hasbie bin Sulaiman from a traditional Bornean tattoo pattern."
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Book number: 15841
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 33.75 US$ 37.36 | JP¥ 4031]
Keywords: "mstock, far east, malaysia, borneo, sarawak"

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