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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
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF ASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 633.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
226 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "(T)he present volume deals with the countries of Asia, whose history and geography, and whose possibilities great and grave, are alike reflected in the maps and charts that follow. When Queen Elizabeth (I) granted to certain merchants of London a charter that gave them a roving commission to trade in the East Indies, she could not foresee the immense developments that were to rise from that adventurous commerce between east and west. The successive maps of India with their frontier changes mark the gradual advance of an old world toward the new one knit by powerful mutual ties to the Isle of Britain; and recently we have seen what it is to be hoped will open a greater era for those regions, marked by a return to the old captial of Delhi, and a resuming of ancient rites which first gained their symbolism in those lands. But Asia, as Japan has taught us and as China will undoubtedly teach us again, has her own destiny to bear out, apart from our European interests and politics; and it is in that aspect we need to study her on the lines laid down and made clear and positive in this volume. It is not the military records, the charts of mutinies and battle-fields, interesting as they are, which are alone important; but those showing the conditions, physical and climatic, of the country; the dispersion of the tongues, the sites of the old religions, the wealth and tillage of the earth with its fruits, grain and minerals, its rice fields and tea plantations; the prevalance of rain, sun and trade-winds; and the course of the sea-roads that affect its human and industrial life...In this Asian Atlas, of small dimensions as it requires to be to fit its pocket, Irkutsk in the north, 'far Mandalay', the details of the East and West Indies, the route of Marco Polo, coasts like the Carnatic, towns like Lucknow and Cawnpore, Lhasa, 'the Forbidden City' of Tibet, and Matsuye, the old capital of Idzumo, which Lafcadio Hearn describes, all have their record." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinages of Asia from the Earliest Times to the Present Day" by J. Allan, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Asia having an Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, small are of minor color loss on top of text block, very light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, small dplit in paper of front inside hinge, browning to pages 110/111 due to laid in newspaper clipping, slight browning to free endpapers - tiny foxing mark on front endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at botom of spine, very tiny white mark on front panel. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROBERTS' BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA., Maclean, Gordon Lindsay.  Illustrated by Kenneth Newman and Geoff Lockwood.
4 Maclean, Gordon Lindsay. Illustrated by Kenneth Newman and Geoff Lockwood. ROBERTS' BIRDS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA.
John Voelcker Bird Book Fund, Cape Town, 1985, 5th edition, second printing. 
848 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0620076814 "This completely rewritten 5th edition brings the text fully up to date to the end of April 1984. Illustrating 891 species of birds in full colour, it incorporates a vast amount o f new information as well as a number of special new features: two colour plates of species new to the southern Africa list; many completely new plates by Geoff Lockwood and Kenneth Newman, painted especially for this edition; extended and updat e d t ext sections on identification; several dichotomous keys and other aids to bird identification for beginners; new enlarged distribution maps in colour, showing at a glance whether a bird is resident (green), breeding migrant (blue) or nonbree di ng mi grant (yellow); sonagrams of most vocalizations to aid interpretation of birdcalls, all fully explained in the Introduction; revised and corrected bird names in English, Afrikaans and eight African languages; rainfall and vegetation maps i n c olo u r; abbreviated text references to important works published on particular species or families of birds." Small bump at bottom of spine and at top edg of front board, minor soiling on edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkl ing with a fe w tiny tears, light rubbing and scattered light line indentations, large crease on rear flap. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BY AIRPLANE TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE:  AN ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION TO SPITZBERGEN IN THE SUMMER OF 1923., Mittelholzer, Walter, and others.  Translated from the German by Eden & Cedar Paul.  Preface by Adolf Hoel.
5 Mittelholzer, Walter, and others. Translated from the German by Eden & Cedar Paul. Preface by Adolf Hoel. BY AIRPLANE TOWARDS THE NORTH POLE: AN ACCOUNT OF AN EXPEDITION TO SPITZBERGEN IN THE SUMMER OF 1923.
London George Allen & Unwin 1925 First English Edition Hard Cover Good 
176 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. Four maps (two fold-out), b&w photographs (most with a noticeable blue tint). "The expedition described in the present work originated as an accessory outgrowth to Amundsen's plan to fly across the Pole from Point Barrow in North America. In the drafting of this scheme there was a miscalculation, and it transpired that Amundsen would never be able to reach Spitzbergen with the supplies of fuel his airplane was comp-etent to carry. The upshot of this was that, at the instigation of Consul Hammer of Seattle (one of Amundsen's personal friends), the Junkers Works went a small flying expedition to Spitzbergen. The purpose of this expedition was to fly from Spitzbergen northward across the ice-pack, and upon this ice-pack to make a cache of necessaries at the spot Amundsen was expected to reach, thus facilitat-ing the explorer's crossing of the Polar Circle. (When Amundsen changed) his plan, after the members of the expedition had already crossed the arctic circle, they promptly decided to use the plane for photographic researches in Spitzbergen. This book contains a compendium of the results." Contents: Introduction by Professor Kurt Wegener (General Characteristics of the Expedition / Spitzbergen / Aims of Airplane Photography / What can be Learned from the Photographs); Photography from Airplane, by Professor A. Miethe; Geographical Value of the Photographs, by Captain H. Boykow; The First Arctic Aviators, by Airforce Lieutenant Walter Mittelholzer (Foreword / En Route / In Spitzbergen / Envoy). Very light browning to free endpapers, scattered foxing on page 96, 97 and illustration page between them, creases at top corner of front fold-out map, soft crease at top corner of pages 95 to 105, darkening and scattered foxing marks on edges of text block, slight corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, waviness in cloth at fore-edge of boards, faint liquid mark at fore-edge of front board. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE POLAR PASSION:  THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE.  WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS., Mowat, Farley.  (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.)
6 Mowat, Farley. (Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri, Robert Bylot, William Baffin, Elisha Kent Kane, Charels Francis Hall, George Tyson, Adolphus Greely, Fridtjof Nansen, Frederick Cook.) THE POLAR PASSION: THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE. WITH SELECTIONS FROM ARCTIC JOURNALS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1967 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
303 pp, 12 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with reproductions, drawings, maps, photographs. Contents: Foreword; The First Steps North: The Saga of Thorgisl Orrabeinsfostri c. 997 A.D.; The Bay of Disbelief: The Fifth Voyage of Robert Bylot and Wm. Baffin, 1616; A Moth to the Flame: Elisha Kent Kane, Arctic Explorations, 1853-55; Life on an Ice-Floe: Charles Francis Hall, Life Among the Esquimaux, 1865 / George Tyson, Wonderful Drift, 1871-73; Lieut. Greely Sees It Through: Adolphus Greely, Three Years of Arctic Service, 1881-84; The Inland Ice: Fridtjof Nansen, The First Crossing of Greenland, 1888; The Passion Quickens: A Survey - 1892-1906; The Top of the World: Frederick Cook, My Attainment of the Pole, 1907-08; Epilogue; Sources and Acknowledgements; Index. Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two very tiny stains on top of text block, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing, a few small edge tears and chips - tears archivally taped, light fading to spine color, light rubbing a few small faint foxing marks on inside. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE BURMESE WAR: DETAILING THE OPERATION OF MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL'S ARMY, FROM ITS LANDING AT RANGOON IN MAY 1824, TO THE CONCLUSION OF A TREATY OF PEACE AT YANDABOO, IN FEBRUARY 1826., Snodgrass, J.J., Major.
7 Snodgrass, J.J., Major. THE BURMESE WAR: DETAILING THE OPERATION OF MAJOR-GENERAL SIR ARCHIBALD CAMPBELL'S ARMY, FROM ITS LANDING AT RANGOON IN MAY 1824, TO THE CONCLUSION OF A TREATY OF PEACE AT YANDABOO, IN FEBRUARY 1826.
Low Price Publications, Delhi, 1993 reprint. 
319 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover - no dust jacket. ISBN 8185557411 No illustrations. " 'The Burmese War' is a first-hand record as the author himself was one of the actors in the whole event. Major Snodgrass (Military Secretary to the Commande r of the expedition, and assistant political agent in Ava) gives a graphic description of the art of warfare and military strategy employed by the King of Ava and the British. The author, in his patriotic fervour, applauds the spirit of h i s l e a d e r and the loyalty of his soldier, who march undeterred through the thick vegetation of the jungles and the impregnable by-paths without caring the biting cold, the incessant rain, sickness and death...." Bookstore label on each of t he f r on t en dp ap er s , small split on inside rear hinge, free front endpaper partially glued to half-title page, faint foxing mark in fron pastedown, bumps at board edges and corners, bump and wear at top of spine, wrinkling at bottom of spine , l igh t rub bi ng and so ili ng , tiny scuff on front board. Good reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RICHARD NEUTRA., Spade, Rupert, introduction and notes.  Photographs by Yukio Futagawa.
8 Spade, Rupert, introduction and notes. Photographs by Yukio Futagawa. RICHARD NEUTRA.
Simon and Schuster, New York, 1971, first American edition. 
136 pp, small 4to (10 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour photographs, floor plans. "The reputation of Richard Neutra (1892-1970) is founded on his finely executed and superbly landscaped domestic buildings. Born and educated in Vi enna, where he was influenced by the leading European architects, notably Adolph Loos, Neutra developed the intense dislike of ornament that was to characterize his work. He emigrated to the United States in 1923 and in 1926 established a pract i c e in California where the majority of his buildings are to be found. His highly individual style is characterized by the adoption of plate glass for exterior walls, combined with overhanging eaves, outrigged columns and integrated pools, and b y th e e xploitation of the subtropical California vegetation to create privacy." Slight browning to edges of textblock, two very small light stains on bottom of text block, tiny light foxing marks on top of text block, slight waviness at top edge of pi ct ur e pages. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine and along top edge, light edge wrinkling along top edge, tiny hole at top of front flap-fold, light rubbing, small corner crease on front flap. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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