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Bantu Prophets in South Africa
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Bantu Prophets in South Africa

by Bengt G. M. Sundkler

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London, New York and Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1961 . Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". Not stated. The uncommon second edition of this study of Bantu Prophets with illustrations in the original dust wrapper. Second edition of Bantu Prophets in South Africa by Bengt G. M. Sundkler in the original publisher's cloth binding and unclipped dust wrapper. First published in 1948, this edition was published for the International African Institute. Illustrated with eighteen monochrome plates. Collated, complete. This work is a study of Independent Zulu Churches in South Africa. Bengt Sundkler was a Swedish-Tanzanian historian who specialised in the history of churches.  In the original publisher's cloth binding and unclipped dust wrapper. Externally, very smart. The dust wrapper is slightly faded with a small mark to the front board. To the binding, there is some minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. The pages are very bright and clean.… Read More
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The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World
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The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World

by C. E. M. Joad

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London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1943. First edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8" by 5.5". Mervyn Peake. The first edition of this tale following a soldier as he searches for the promised post-war better world, illustrated throughout by Mervyn Peake. The first edition, first impression.In the original price-clipped dust wrapper.'The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World' is exactly as the title describes, the plot following a soldier and he sets out on a pilgrimage to discover the better world he had been promised after the War.Illustrated with a frontispiece, and in-text illustrations throughout by Mervyn Peake. Peake was an English author and illustrator who is best known today for his 'Gormenghast' books. He also illustrated editions of 'Hunting of the Snark', 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner', 'Brothers Grimm', 'Treasure Island', and 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'. By C. E. M. Joad, a philosopher who popularised the science. In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the… Read More
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Primitive Song
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Primitive Song

by C.M. Bowra

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London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1962. First edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. The first edition of this illustrated analytical work on Palaeolithic and primitive songs and music, enclosed in the original dust wrapper. A fascinating analytical work that explores Palaeolithic and primitive songs and music, particularly in Africa and South America. Including chapters on the technique, manner, methods, myth, and symbols involved in primitive music. Written by Maurice Bowra, a noted English scholar and literary critic, with many works on the analysis of life in primitive societies and antiquity. Including thirty-five in-text illustrations.The first edition of this work.Enclosed in the original dust wrapper. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, excellent. Original unclipped dust wrapper is smart, with some just edgewear and marks to the wraps. A very small amount of loss at the head of the front of the wrap and the tail of the back strip. Internally, firmly bound.… Read More
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The Adventures of the Young Soldier in Search of the Better World
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by C. E. M. Joad

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London: Faber and Faber, 1943. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 8" by 5.5". Mervyn Peake. A first edition of this insightful novel following a Young Soldier on his pilgrimage to find the better world that he was promised after the war. With illustrations throughout. First edition. Illustrated with sketches throughout. Following the Young Soldier as he sets out to find the better world he was promised after the war, along the way discovering disillusioned old men, a statesman, a reverend, a baker, and much more than he ever expected. Written by Cyril Edwin Mitchinson Joad, an English philosopher, author, broadcaster, and teacher. Illustrated by Mervyn Peake, an English writer, artist, illustrator, and poet. In the original grey cloth binding. Externally, very smart with light shelf wear to the extremities. Original unclipped dust wrapper is also smart with light shelf wear and minor chipping to the extremities. Light sunning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound.… Read More
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The British Navy in Adversity a Study of the War of American Independence
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The British Navy in Adversity a Study of the War of American Independence

by Captain W. M. James

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London: Longmans, Green and Co. LTD, 1926. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. The first edition of this illustrated work on the role of the Royal Navy during the war of American Indepence, written by William James. The first edition of this work. This work is often considered to be Captain James' finest work. In the work the author gives a full account of the role of the Royal Navy in the American War of Independence, describing the events from 1762 to 1777. With fifteen plates of maps, and twenty-eight plates of sketches of naval battles. Written by William James. James was a naval commander and author, who served in the Royal Naval through both World Wars. In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. A little bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Very minor marking to the boards. Front hinge is starting but firm. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with… Read More
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Memoir of Captain M.M. Hammond
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Memoir of Captain M.M. Hammond

by Captain M. M. Hammond

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London: James Nisbet and Co. , 1858. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5" . None . The scarce first edition of this memoir of Captain M. M. Hammond's life. The first edition of this work, a scarce copy rarely seen in commerce. Memoir of the life of Rifle Brigade Captain M. M. Hammond, from his early days with descriptions of his habits, doctrinal views, marriage, forest scenes, the Bulgarian Campaign and Crimean War, &c. Also featuring testimonial letters. Illustrated with a frontispiece. In the original publisher's full cloth binding. Externally sound with some shelf wear, bumped to head and tail of spine and extremities. Previous ownership inscription to front pastedown undated. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting scattered to occasional leaf. Very Good
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Magnum Bonum or Mother Carey's Brood
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Magnum Bonum or Mother Carey's Brood

by Charlotte M Yonge

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London: Macmillan and Co., 1879. First edition. Cloth. Good. 7.5" by 5". None . The first edition of Charlotte M Yonge's novel in three volumes. The first edition of this work, complete in three volumes. With two advertising leaves to rear vol. III. Complete with half titles.Continuous pagination.Victorian novel by English author Charlotte M. Yonge. A prolific novelist and authors on matters such as public health and sanitation, as well as spreading the influence of the Oxford Movement. She wrote in the service of the church.  In the original publisher's uniform full cloth bindings. Externally with bumping to head and tail of spine and extremities. Spine gently cocked forward. Internally, binding generally firm to vols. I and II; front free endpaper up to p. 638 vol. III loose but present, as well as p. 955 to rear free endpaper of the same volume. All leaves accounted for. Light spotting scattered throughout. Good
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Sailing Directions from Point Lynas to Liverpool
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Sailing Directions from Point Lynas to Liverpool

by Commander H. M. Denham

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Liverpool: H.M. Denham, by J. & J. Mawdsley, 1840 . First edition. Cloth. Good. 8.5" by 6". Not Stated. The very scarce first edition of H.M. Denham's richly illustrated guide to sailing from Point Lynas to Liverpool. A very scarce first edition from Vice Admiral Sir Henry Mangles Denham, a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Station.Illustrated with a folding map frontispiece, vignette title page, and a further twenty three folding plates, including one hand coloured, and one mounted vignette. Collated, complete.To the rear of the work, as called for, is Denham's 'Remarks and Sailing Directions for Approaching and Navigating the Sea-Reach of Wyre up to Port Fleetwood', with its own title page and individual pagination.With the original endpapers renewed, and the library bookplate of the City of Cardiff Public Libraries to the front pastedown. With library stamp to rear pastedown, title page and the margins of a number of text leaves, and also to the reverse of a small… Read More
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Two Marriages
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Two Marriages

by D. M. M. Craik

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Leipzig : Bernhard Tauchnitz , 1867. Cloth. Very Good. 6" by 4.5". None. A copyright edition of this novel by Dinah Craik. A copyright edition. Two Marriages is written by Dinah Craik who was an English novelist and poet and the author of John Halifax, Gentleman. This is another one of her novels. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, very smart with light bumping to the head and tail of the spine. Front hinge is starting but remains firm. Previous owner inscription to the half title and in pencil to the reverse pastedown. Internally, firmly bound with bright and clean pages. Very Good
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Les Eloges des Hommes Scavans
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Les Eloges des Hommes Scavans

by M. De Thou, Antoine Teissier

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Utrecht: Francois Halma, 1696. Leather. Good. 6" by 3.5". None. Second revised editions of this collection of essays on learned men, in the original French. Complete in two volumes. In the original French.The second, revised edition. These volumes are collections of praise of learned men, with a summary of their lives and a catalogue of their work from the history of M. De. Thou by Antoine Teissier. All pages are present.Collated, complete. In full calf binding. Externally, a little worn with some splitting to the joints and rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and boards. Previous owner inscriptions to the front endpapers of both volumes. Front free endpaper is loose to vol 1. The rest of the pages are firmly bound. Pages are age toned with some scattered spots. Good
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Interim
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Interim

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London: Duckworth & Co. , 1919. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. The first edition in book form of this work by Dorothy M Richardson, 'Interim'. First, thus. A nice example of this novel by Dorothy Miller Richardson. Miller Richardson was a British author and journalist. 'Interim' is part of Richardson's thirteen part semi-autobiographical Pilgrimage series of novels. She was an early writer of the modernist style with stream of consciousness narratives and an emphasis on the female experience. In a cloth binding. Externally, very smart with light rubbing to the extremities. Browning to the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with light spotting throughout. Very Good
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The New Flora and Silva    In Forty-Seven Volumes
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The New Flora and Silva In Forty-Seven Volumes

by E. H. M. Cox

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London: Dulau & Co. Ltd., 1928-40. Paperback. Very Good. 10" by 6". Various. A collection of The New Flora and Silva, founded by E. H. M. Cox in 1928. Editor - Lady Beatrix Stanley. In forty-seven volumes. These were issued monthly and are therefore a collection of, rather than a complete run for the years 1928-40. The set consists of: Vol. 1 No. 1 October 1928, Vol. 1 No. 2 January 1929, Vol. 1 No. 3 April 1929, Vol. 1 No. 4 July 1929, No. 5 being Vol. II No. 1 October 1929, No. 6 bing Vol II. No. 2 January 1930, No. 7 being Vol. II No. 3 April 1930, No. 8 being Vol. II No. 4 July 1930, No. 9 being Vol. III No. 1 October 1930, No. 10 being Vol. III No. 2 January 1931, No. 11 being Vol. III No. 3 April 1931, No. 12 being Vol III No. 4 July 1931, No. 13 being Vol. IV No. 1 October 1931, No. 14 being Vol. IV No. 2 January 1932, No. 15 being Vol IV No. 3 April 1932, No. 16 being Vol. IV No. 4 July 1932, No. 17 being Vol. V No. 1 October 1932, No. 18 being Vol. V No. 2 January 1933, No. 19… Read More
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The Hill of Devi     being Letters from Dewas State Senior
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The Hill of Devi being Letters from Dewas State Senior

by E.M. Forster

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London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1953. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine/Fine. 9" by 5.5". Unnamed. First edition of The Hill of Devi, E.M. Forster's account of two of his visits to India in 1912 and 1921, complete with photographs. First edition of E.M Forster's memoirs of his travels to India, The Hill of Devi, including large frontispiece with a photograph of Sir Tukoji Rao III, whom the author worked for during his stay, and other pictures of his travels.In 1912, Forster visited the State of Dewas Senior in Central India, and in 1921 he went back to work as temporary secretary to the Maharajah and be part of his court. This book is based on his diaries and letters and gives an exciting insight to the author's extraordinary experiences, where the fantastic would keep breaking into the everyday life. For instance, Forster must be one of the few Europeans who attended the eight-day festival of Gokulashtami, celebrating the birth of Krishna. The author describes the Maharajah as "certainly a genius… Read More
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Plant-Hunting in China: A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches
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Plant-Hunting in China: A History of Botanical Exploration in China and the Tibetan Marches

by E. H. M. Cox

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London: Collins, 1945. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. A smart first edition of this illustrated botanical work on China from Scottish horticulturalist E. H. M. Cox. First edition. Illustrated with a colour frontispiece, twenty-four plates, and three maps. Collated complete. The author's own experiences plant-collecting in China, with a historical sketch of the study of plants from times when China was completely closed to all European influence barring a few treaty ports, and the research and findings of other horticulturalists. Written by Euan Hillhouse Methven Cox, a Scottish plant collector, botanist, and horticulturist. In the original red cloth binding. Externally, very smart with minor wear and light fading to the extremities. Original unclipped dust wrapper is also smart with minor chipping to the extremities and the odd small closed tear. Sunning to the spine with the odd small mark to the panels. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very… Read More
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Britain Long Ago
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Britain Long Ago

by E.M. Wilmot-Buxton

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London : George G. Harrap and Company, 1914. Cloth. Near Fine/Poor. 8" by 6". None. A uncommon, decorative history volume with original dustwrapper. Scarce in the dustwrapper. With plates throughout, the work focuses on several historical and mythological happenings in Britain's history. Contains a bookplate from Stimpson Avenue School, dated 1923. In decorative cloth binding with original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally smart, there is some minor wear and markings to the boards, as well as some shelfwear. The dustwrapper has significant loss, is chipped and in two detached pieces. Internally, the pages are firmly bound and are generally bright and clean throughout aside from some age-toning. Near Fine
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The Empress Alexandra    1872-1918
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The Empress Alexandra 1872-1918

by E M Almedingen

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London: Hutchinson, 1961. Leather. Near Fine. 8" by 5.5". None. An interesting and thorough historical text regarding Empress Alexandra of Russia. Alexandra was the wife to Nicholas II, the last ruler of the Russian Empire. Known as Alix of Hesse, she was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of England. Count R. L Sangorski was a prominent art collector famous for contributing to the John Marriot collection of Chinese Art. These works are listed on a receipt for binding issued to him in the 1980s, found with the sale of his collection. With an illustrated frontispiece of the Empress Alexandra. Bound in the 1980's after Asprey's acquisition of Zaehnsdorf bindery, who merged it with their previous acquisition of Sangorski and Sutcliff. This binding is likely to be Zaehnsdorf bindings, under the name of Asprey. Asprey & Co is gilt stamped to the front pastedown. This text examines the life of Alexandra, her marriage to Nicholas II, her haemophilia, the fall of the Russian empire and… Read More
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Judy, The Guide
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Judy, The Guide

by Elinor M Brent-Dyer

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London: Thomas Nelson and Sons, c1930. Cloth. Very Good. 8" by 5". Lillian A Govey. A children's novel by prolific author, Elinor M Brent-Dyer Lacking dustwrapper, as is common. Elinor M Brent-Dyer wrote more than 100 children's books during her lifetime. Her most famous series was her 'Chalet School' Series. In original pictorial cloth binding. Externally, generally smart with bumping to the head and tail of spine. Patches of light rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Prize bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with spotting to the foredge, affecting occasional pages. Otherwise, spotting to the first and last few pages. Very Good
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The Condor Crags Adventure
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The Condor Crags Adventure

by Elinor M Brent-Dyer

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London: W and R Chambers, 1954. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 7.5" by 5". None. An adventure novel by popular children's author, Elinor M Brent-Dyer The first edition, held in original dustwrapper. An uncommon work, especially with the dustwrapper in such a complete state. This novel follows Godfrey Chudleigh on his journey to the Argentine. He is then kidnapped due to a family's possession of Inca treasure. A gripping tale, by the author of many children's books. Elinor M Brent-Dyer wrote over 100 novels in her lifetime and is best known for her 'Chalet School' series. In a full cloth binding and held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Age toning to the board edges as well as to the head and tail of spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper is generally smart. Wrap has been covered in plastic adhesive for preservative purposes. Chips to the head and tail of spine. Patches of light rubbing to the joints and extremities. Several spots to… Read More
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Lavender Laughs in the Chalet School
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Lavender Laughs in the Chalet School

by Elinor M Brent-Dyer

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London: W and R Chambers, 1951. Cloth. Good/Very Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A novel from the popular 'Chalet School' series by Elinor M Brent-Dyer. A reprint, from 1951. Held in original, price-clipped dustwrapper. This novel is from the popular 'Chalet School' series and features Lavender and her experiences at the school. The flyleaf notes that Brent-Dyer has a capacity for 'satisfying the schoolgirl's taste for fun and adventure.' 'The Chalet School' series contained approximately sixty school story novels by Elinor Brent-Dyer. They were initially published between 1925 and 1970. In original paper covered boards and held in original, price-clipped dustwrapper. Externally, vert smart with slight fading to the extremities and to the head and tail of spine. Dustwrapper has small chips to the head and tail of spine and several spots and marks to wraps. Prior owner has covered wrap in plastic adhesive including tape for preservative purposes. Tape has faded in places. Prior owner has pasted an… Read More
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Fardingales

by Elinor M Brent-Dyer

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London: Latimer House, 1950. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Good. 7.5" by 5". None. The first edition of this adventure story set in South Devon. By popular children's author Elinor M Brent-Dyer. This novel follows several cousins who are together in South Devon for the summer holidays. Several personal items go missing from the house. Upon exploring the eerie cellars and passageways under the house two of the children are kidnapped by international crooks. The mystery unfolds in this gripping children's tale. The first edition, held in original price-clipped dustwrapper. Elinor M Brent-Dyer was an extremely popular author. She wrote over 100 novels in her lifetime and is best known for her 'Chalet School' series. In original cloth binding and held in original price-clipped dustwrapper. Externally, very smart. Light rubbing and bumping to the head and tail of spine as well as to the extremities. Very minor rubbing to the extremities. Dustwraper has suffered loss to the head and tail… Read More
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