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Date of the auction: 31.10.2019

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America.- Nordhoff (Charles) The Communistic Societies of the United...

America.- Nordhoff (Charles) The Communistic Societies of the United States, first edition, frontispiece, 15 plates, 1 map, illustrations, related newspaper clipping loosely inserted, one or two faint spots, original cloth, a little rubbed, slight bumping to corners and extremities, 8vo, New York

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Australia.- Gold.- Further Papers Relative to the Recent Discovery of Gold...

Australia.- Gold.- Further Papers Relative to the Recent Discovery of Gold in Australia, tables, original printed wrappers, spine worn, some chipping, 1854; and 2 others, the same for the years 1856 and 1857, folio (3

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Australia.- White (John) Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales, limited...

Australia.- White (John) Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales, limited edition numbered 99 of 212, frontispiece, 65 colour plates, full green morocco, Melbourne, Edition Renard, 2002; and another on artists in Australia, folio & 4to (2

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Burma.- Anonymous (probably late 19th century) Two photographs of Nagaland...

Burma.- Anonymous (probably late 19th century) Two photographs of Nagaland Headhunters, albumen photographs, each approx. 213 x 274 mm. (8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in), laid onto card supports, some handling creases and minor scuffs, [c. 1880 or slightly later] (2

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £120 - £180

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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China.- 24 Chinese Export School pith paper watercolours presented within a...

China.- 24 Chinese Export School pith paper watercolours presented within a Victorian scrap album, including 4 larger studies of birds (180 x 250 mm), and 20 smaller figure studies (each approx. 75 x 115 mm.), tipped onto scrap album leaves, alongside over 60 19th century photographs of English

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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China.- Staunton (Sir George) An Historical Account of the Embassy to the...

China.- Staunton (Sir George) An Historical Account of the Embassy to the Emperor of China, undertaken by order of the King of Great Britain ..., engraved frontispiece, additional vignette title and 26 plates, 2 engraved folding maps, tissue-guards, previous owner's ink signature, publisher's

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Egypt.- Frankfort (Henry) The Mural Painting of El-'Amarneh, The Egypt...

Egypt.- Frankfort (Henry) The Mural Painting of El-'Amarneh, F. G. Newton Memorial volume, tipped-in portrait frontispiece and 20 plates, 2 folding, captioned tissue-guards, illustrations, errata bound in, original cloth-backed boards, rubbed, chipping to corners and spine extremities, folio, The

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Egypt.- Lane (Edward William) An Account of the Manners and Customs of the...

Egypt.- Lane (Edward William) An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians, 2 vol., first edition, plates and illustrations, occasional faint spotting, occasional faint staining, bookplate of Lord Farnham, strengthened joints, contemporary boards, rebacked and re-cornered in cloth

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Ethiopia.- Gleichen (Edward, Count) With the Mission to Menelik 1897, first...

Ethiopia.- Gleichen (Edward, Count) With the Mission to Menelik 1897, first edition, signed by author, half-title, photogravure frontispiece, plates and illustrations, 2 folding maps, 32pp. publisher's catalogue at end, bookplate, original pictorial dark blue cloth, gilt, slight bumping to spine

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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France.- Paris.- Segard (W. and François Martin Testard) Picturesque Views...

France.- Paris.- Segard (W.) and François Martin Testard. Picturesque Views of Public Edifices in Paris, first edition, half-title, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 19 plates, some spotting, blue crushed morocco, gilt, by W. Root & Son, spine little faded, little rubbed, t.e.g., [Abbey

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Guyana.- Scoles (Rev. Ignatius) Sketches of African and Indian Life in...

Guyana.- Scoles (Rev. Ignatius) Sketches of African and Indian Life in British Guiana, first edition, inscribed by author, small worm damage to first few leaves, spotting to endpapers, original cloth-backed boards, staining to upper cover, rubbed and worn, 8vo, Demerara, The "Argosy" Press, 1885

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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India.- Campbell (Sir Colin) Narrative of the Indian Revolt from its...

India.- Campbell (Sir Colin) Narrative of the Indian Revolt from its Outbreak to the Capture of Lucknow, illustrations, many full or double-page, lacking folding map, occasional spotting and soiling, previous owner's ink signatures, bookplate, contemporary half-calf, rubbed and worn, spine covering

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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India.- Fergusson (James) and James Burgess, The Cave Temples of India...

India.- Fergusson (James) and James Burgess, The Cave Temples of India, first edition, frontispiece and 100 plates including duplicate of plate 18, illustrations, 1 folding map, occasional marginal soiling, ex-library with usual labels and stamps, later half morocco, rubbing to corners and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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India.- Munro (Innes) A Narrative of the Military Operations, on the...

India.- Munro (Innes) A Narrative of the Military Operations, on the Coromandel Coast ..., first edition, additional vignette title, small hole neatly restored, 9 folding maps, 1 folding plate, 1 or 2 laid down, list of subscribers, occasional faint spotting, previous owner's inscriptions to title

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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India.- Valentia (George Annesley, Viscount) Voyages and Travels to India...

India.- Valentia (George Annesley, Viscount) Voyages and Travels to India, Ceylon, the Red Sea, Abyssinia and Egypt..., 4 vol., second edition, 71 (of 72, lacking Chart of Red Sea) engraved maps and plates after Henry Salt, some folding, some mostly marginal foxing, occasional spotting, text vol

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £300 - £400

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Italy.- Okey (T.) Venice, and its story, first edition limited to 250...

Italy.- Okey (T.) Venice, and its story, first edition limited to 250 copies, colour frontispiece, 82 plates of which 1 folding and 52 colour, bookplates, contemporary half-morocco by Bumpus, a little rubbed, 8vo, 1903

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Japan.- Hildreth (Richard) Japan as it was and is, first edition, Boston, 1855.

Japan.- Hildreth (Richard) Japan as it was and is, first edition, additional pictorial title, folding map, short tear, occasional spotting, modern cloth with original spine laid down, Boston, 1855

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Japan.- Ogawa (Kazumasa) The Hakone District, Tokyo, [1892].

Japan.- Ogawa (Kazumasa) The Hakone District, text by James Murdoch, 17 collotype plates, tissue-guards, 1 colour map, ex-library with usual ink-stamps, no title as usual, original decorative paper wrappers, string ties, a little rubbed, slight chipping to corners and extremities, housed in a

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Japan.- Toyoshige, "Toyokuni II" (Utagawa) Portrait of the Sumo Wrestler...

Japan.- Toyoshige, "Toyokuni II" (Utagawa) Portrait of the Sumo Wrestler Unryu Kyukichi (Unryu Hisakichi), colour woodcut on thin japan, sheet 375 x 252 mm. (14 3/4 x 10 in), small worm hole damage in the upper centre, handling creases, surface dirt, unframed, [c. 1830]; together with four other

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Jamaica.- Cricket.- Programme of Concert in aid of The Plantain Garden...

Jamaica.- Cricket.- Programme of Concert in aid of The Plantain Garden River Cricket Club ... May 1899, programme amended by hand, original paper wrappers, staple binding, one or two very faint spots, 12mo, [Jamaica], [1899]. ⁂ Scarce

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £80 - £120

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Levant.- Newton (Charles Thomas) Travels and Discoveries in the Levant, 2...

Levant.- Newton (Charles Thomas) Travels and Discoveries in the Levant, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, 2 folding map frontispieces and 39 plates, a few engraved or lithograph illustrations, most ff. unopened and/or uncut, some leaves carelessly opened causing marginal tears and defects, faint

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Low Countries.- Hills (Robert) Sketches in Flanders and Holland; with Some...

Low Countries.- Hills (Robert) Sketches in Flanders and Holland; with Some Account of a Tour Through Parts of those Countries, Shortly after the Battle of Waterloo, half-title, 36 aquatint plates (5 hand-coloured), offsetting, some spotting, later cloth-backed marbled boards, corners worn, rubbed

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Middle East.- Amirsadeghi (Hossein) Art & Patronage in the Middle East...

Middle East.- Amirsadeghi (Hossein) Art & Patronage in the Middle East, first edition, illustrations, original boards, dust-jacket, 2010 § Bahari (Ebadollah) Bihzad: Master of Persian Painting, illustrations, previous owner's ink inscription to half-title, original cloth, dust-jacket, 1997

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Middle East.- Lawrence (T.E.) Revolt in the Desert, first edition...

Middle East.- Lawrence (T.E.) Revolt in the Desert, first edition, portrait frontispiece, plates, large folding map at end, original buckram, dust-jacket, slight creasing to edges, 1927 § Wilson (Lt.-Col. Sir Arnold T.) The Persian Gulf, first edition, colour frontispiece, plates, large folding map

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Mountain Climbing.- Hunt (John) The Ascent of Everest, number 150 of 500...

Mountain Climbing.- Hunt (John) The Ascent of Everest, number 150 of 500 copies signed by 10 members of the expedition, plates, illustrations, facsimile leaf of 'The Times' loosely inserted, original half-morocco, slipcase, 1993; The Ascent of Everest, limited to 1000 copies, plates and

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Mountain Climbing.- Mummery (A. F.) My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus...

Mountain Climbing.- Mummery (A. F.) My Climbs in the Alps and Caucasus, first edition, frontispiece, plates and illustrations, spotting, previous owner's ink signature, original cloth, rubbed and worn, 1895 § Conway (Sir Martin) The Bolivian Andes, first edition, frontispiece, plates ad

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Mountain Climbing.- Whymper (Edward) Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the...

Mountain Climbing.- Whymper (Edward) Scrambles Amongst the Alps in the Years 1860-69, first edition 'fourth thousand', frontispiece, 22 plates, 1 folding, small loss to top edge, neatly repaired, illustrations, 5 folding maps, 1 colour, previous owner's pencil note to title and margins, occasional

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Parma.- Affo (Ireneo) Storia della città di Parma, Parma, Carmignani...

Parma.- Affo (Ireneo) Storia della città di Parma, 4 vol., water-stained, modern calf, Parma, Carmignani, 1792-1795; and 2 others, Venice and Italy, 4to (8

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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Russia.- Curzon (George Nathaniel) Russia in Central Asia in 1889, first...

Russia.- Curzon (George Nathaniel) Russia in Central Asia in 1889, first edition, half-title, plates and illustrations, 2 folding maps, spotting, cracked hinges, original cloth, gilt, slight bumping to corners and extremities, 8vo, 1889

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £100 - £150

Date: 31 Oct 2019

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South America.- Edwards (William H.) A Voyage up The River Amazon...

South America.- Edwards (William H.) A Voyage up The River Amazon, including a residence at Pará, first edition, frontispiece, illustrations, occasional spotting, publisher's advertisements at beginning and end, bookplate, original cloth, slight bumping to corners and extremities, a little rubbed

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £150 - £200

Date: 31 Oct 2019