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A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
1 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
2 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:  VOLUME TWO., Frame, Janet.
3 Frame, Janet. AN ANGEL AT MY TABLE. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: VOLUME TWO.
Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, 1984, first edition. 
195 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091569109 "Volume Two of Janet Frame's autobiography begins with her train journey from Oamaru to Dunedin to begin life as a student at Teachers' Training College and Otago University. Her shyness and insecurity made her 'different' and this, coupled with a clumsy suicide attempt, led to the first of her incarcerations in a mental hospital....Her initial meeting with Charles Brasch, the declaration of her sanity and mos t i m p o r t a ntly, the support of Frank Sargeson, bring a change of mood from one of 'a doomed eternity, all hope abandoned', to a pervading though tentative optimism. Through Frank Sargeson's acceptance of her as a person, his interest in her wr i ti ng a nd t he s upport of Karl and Kay Stead, begins her emergence into a normal lifestyle and her growing sense of the freedom to be herself. When with Frank Sargeson's help she receives a grant from the Literary Fund, she is able to 'tr ave l ove rse as and br oad en my experience'. It is this slow release from the past, this taking of a deep breath, figuratively speaking, along with Janet Frame's intense interest in the physical nature of her surroundings, that the reader will r ecal l rath er t han her des crip tio ns of 'forced submissions to custodial capture'." Top of spine is bumped, slight bump at corners of boards. Dust jacket light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds and bottom of spine, heavy cres in g at top o f sp ine, one s mall clos ed edge tear - archivally taped, light rubbing - mainly on rear panel. Very Good-/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ENVOY FROM MIRROR CITY.  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:  VOLUME THREE., Frame, Janet.
4 Frame, Janet. THE ENVOY FROM MIRROR CITY. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY: VOLUME THREE.
Hutchinson of New Zealand, Auckland, 1985, first edition. 
176 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0091616905 In the third volume of her autobiography, New Zealand author Janet Frame relates her extended travels in England and Europe to 'broaden her experience' and her eventual retur n to her hometown of Oamuru and before settling in Dunedin. Very tiny chip at fore-edge of page 5/6, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some areas of light edge wrinkling, very light rubbing - mainly on rear panel, mi n o r s o i l i ng on inside of front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE PICNIC AND OTHER STORIES., Pacey, Desmond.  Forewordy by Roy Daniells.
5 Pacey, Desmond. Forewordy by Roy Daniells. THE PICNIC AND OTHER STORIES.
Toronto Ryerson Press 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
143 pp, 8 1/4" H. "Desmond Pacey was born in Dunedin, New Zealand, and educated in England and Ontario." Contents: Foreword; The Picnic; The Boat; That Day in the Bush; The Mirror; The Black House; The Test; The Misses York; Silo; No Young Man; The Hired Man; The Trespasser; The Field of Oats; Aunt Polly; The Odour of Incense; The Ghost of Reddleman Lane; The Lost Girl. Minor edge soiling, minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, minor edge browning, a few very tiny scuffs on front panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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