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Y Cawg Aur, Yn Llawn O Ddwfr Pur, O Afon Bywyd; Y Fam Gartref; Neu Egwyddorion y Ddyledswydd...
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Y Cawg Aur, Yn Llawn O Ddwfr Pur, O Afon Bywyd; Y Fam Gartref; Neu Egwyddorion y Ddyledswydd Famaidd yn Cael eu Hegluro; Sylwedd Pregeth; Dechreuad a Chynnydd Crefydd yn yr Enaid: Wedi eu hegluro mewn amrywiol o anerchiadau difrifol ac ymarferol

by D. Evans; John S.C. Abbott; Isaac Harries; P. Doddridge

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Abertawy; Llanelli; Albion-Wasg: E. Griffiths; Rees A. Thomas; P. Evans, 1830-1836 . Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". None. A collection of four very scarce Welsh language texts from the mid nineteenth century. The first work in this collection is Daniel Evans's 'Y cawg aur yn llawn o ddwfr pur o Afon Bywyd, neu, Draethawd', or, 'The Golden pitcher, full of pure water, from the river of life'.Undated; dated 1830 via Jisc.The second work present is a Welsh translation of John Stevens Cabot Abbott's guide to maternal duties, published in 1836. This work was first published in the original English as 'The Mother at Home' in 1830.The third work in this collection is Isaac Harding's sermon on Revelations XIV.6, first delivered as a speech for the Bible Society, and published in 1835.The final work is E. Griffiths Welsh language translation of the 'Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul' by the Nonconformist minister Phillip Doddridge.With the bookplate W. Evans to the front pastedown. Rebound in… Read More
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Y Deonglydd Berniadol    Neu Eglurhad Manwl Ar Bob Adnod    Yn Y Testament Newydd    Er Gwasaneth...
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Y Deonglydd Berniadol Neu Eglurhad Manwl Ar Bob Adnod Yn Y Testament Newydd Er Gwasaneth Yr Ysgolion Sabbothol

by y Parch John Jones Idrisyn Author

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Wrexham : Argraffwyd A Chyhoeddwyd Gan Hughes and Son, c1890. Leather. Good Only. 9" by 5.5". None. A Welsh-Language commentary to the Bible. With a frontispiece of the author. This commentary is intended for the use of Sunday/Sabbath schools. In Welsh. Comprising of both the Old and New Testaments, this work provides detailed explanations on the verse. Written by John Jones, Idrisyn. Jones was a biblical commentator and his work was written in a popular style. It ran into eight editions sold in both Britain and America. This is the fifth edition of the commentary. In a full diced calf binding with gilt stamping to the spine. Externally, worn, with heavy rubbing to the joints and extremities. Light patches of rubbing to the boards. Bumping to the extremities. Front hinge has failed with the backstrip lifted from the textblock. Rear hinge has also failed and work is lacking rear endpapers. Lacking front endpapers. Prior owner's inscriptions to the recto of frontispiece. Small closed tear… Read More
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Y Ffydd Ddiffuant; Sef, Hanes a Rhinwedd y Ffydd Gristionogol
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Y Ffydd Ddiffuant; Sef, Hanes a Rhinwedd y Ffydd Gristionogol

by Charles Edwards

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Dolgellau : Charles Edwards, 1822. Leather. Good. 7" by 4.5". None. A classic but scarce Welsh religious work, with few holdings in British institutions, and few in such reasonable condition. In Welsh. Edited by P. Williams. This copy matches the publication details from the British Library, whose copy is dated 1822. Charles Edwards, (b.1628? - d. in or after 1691), was a Welsh-language writer and preacher, "a major figure of Welsh puritan literary history" -DNB. "Y ffydd ddi-ffuant, sef, Hanes y ffydd Gristianogol, a'i rhinwedd... became a classic of Welsh prose... a brief unbalanced "History of the Unfeigned Faith" in the world, and in England particularly, quarried from the Bible, from Foxe, and from other sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English authors... Although it is a book composed in stages, the third edition of Y ffydd ddi-ffuant has the unity of the scripture's historical imagination. It is Edwards's definition of this as it pertains to Wales and… Read More
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Y Gofadail Fethodistaidd, sef, Pregethau gan nifer o weinidogion ymadawedig y Methodistiaid...
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Y Gofadail Fethodistaidd, sef, Pregethau gan nifer o weinidogion ymadawedig y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd: Ail Gyfrol

by Roger Edwards

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Conwy: David Williams, 1884. Cloth. Good. 7.5" by 5". None. A scarce copy of the second volume of 'The Methodist Monument: Sermons by Several Deceased Calvinist Methodist Ministers' by Roger Edwards. The second volume of this work in the publisher's original cloth binding. The Methodist Monument: Sermons by Several Deceased Calvinist Methodist Ministers written in Welsh by Roger Edwards (1811-1886), who was a Welsh Calvinistic Methodist. He was prominent in Wales for being co-editor for the Traethodydd and editor of the Drysorfa. He also published works on Methodism. In this volume he presents 47 sermons from Calvinist Methodist Ministers. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally sound, with faint marks to the boards and spine, and light shelf wear to the extremities and head and tail of the spine. Hinges are starting but remain firm. Pages 33 to 48 could start coming loose upon further handling. Otherwise, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean with just a little offsetting to the… Read More
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Y Greal am y Flwyddyn 1856-7; Y Gwerinwr, Neu Athraw Misol
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Y Greal am y Flwyddyn 1856-7; Y Gwerinwr, Neu Athraw Misol

by J. Williams; R. Ellis

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Llangollen; Liverpool: Agraffwyd yn Argraffdy y Bedyddwyr; Agraffedig Gan J. LLoyd, 1855-1857 . Leather. Good Only. 9" by 6". None. Three very scarce mid nineteenth century Welsh language works bound together. In the original Welsh.A fascinating volume including two years of the magazine of the Calvinist Methodist Theological College, bound with moral textbook for the working class. The first two works present are the 1856 and 1857 volumes of 'Y Greal', with the final volume being the 1855-6 volume of 'The Peasant, or Monthly Teachings for the Social, Mental and Moral Growth of the Working Class'.With an inscription to the front free endpaper. In a half calf binding, with marbled paper covered boards. Significant rubbing to back strip and board perimeters. Vertical split in leather to centre of back strip. Losses to perimeters of marbled paper, with portions detaching. Hinges strained, with front hinge a touch tender, and rear hinge firmly held. Inscription to the front free endpaper. Internally,… Read More
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Y Llysieu-Lyfr Teuluaidd     Yn ddwy Ran:    Y Rhan Gyntaf    Yn Traethu ar Brif Lysiau Cymru...
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Y Llysieu-Lyfr Teuluaidd Yn ddwy Ran: Y Rhan Gyntaf Yn Traethu ar Brif Lysiau Cymru Y Lleoedd maent yn tyfu, eu hamserau, eu dulliau, a'u rhinweddau. Yr ail Ran Yn Traethu ar y Prif Glefydau Ag y mae y Natur Ddynol yn Ddarostyngedig Iddynt, yr Achosion o Honynt, eu Dechreuad, eu Cynydd, eu Harwyddion, Ynghyd a Chyfarwyddiadau I'w Iachau

by R. Price; E. Griffiths

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Abertawy : Argraffwyd a Chyhoeddwyd gan E. Griffiths, 1849. First edition. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 8" by 5" . Not Stated . A scarce copy of this first edition work on medicinal plants in the original Welsh, with some lovely hand-coloured plates. The first edition of this work. A scarce first edition of this book, concerning human diseases and medicinal plants and vegetables. In the original Welsh. Written by Rhys Price and E. Griffiths. Illustrated with thirty full page plates, each beautifully hand-coloured. Jisc copies note variable numbers in plates with twenty-six, twenty-eight and thirty-one plates for 1849 editions. Collation therefore varies, other copies were seen with fewer plates than the present at thirty. Re-backed in a full calf binding with the original boards restored. Externally smart, the board slightly bumped and rubbed. Internally, firmly bound. Light spotting scattered to the leaves, which are also lightly age toned, as usual with this type of paper. Illustrated with thirty… Read More
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Y Mathiaid, The Mathews of Llandoff
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Y Mathiaid, The Mathews of Llandoff

by Gregory Mathews

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London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1924. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 10.5" by 6.5". Not Stated. A very smart, signed copy of this work on the Mathews family in Llandaff, Wales, with personal letters of the author adhered in. A fascinating historical account of the Mathews family in Llandaff, Wales. Written by Gregory Mathews and compiled using information sourced from the seventeenth-century work Llyfr Baglan, published by J.A. Bradney in 1910, The History and Antiquities of the County of Cardigan published by S.R. Meyrick in 1808, Liber Landavensis  published in 1840, along with many other works. Including an ink inscription by Gregory Mathews to the front free-endpaper: 'To L. Harrison Mathews, From Gregory M. Mathews'. Containing two full page plates illustrated from photographs, collated and assumed to be complete. A newspaper clipping has been adhered to the front pastedown concerning the author's death, which occurred in 1949. Including a letter from the author adhered to the front… Read More
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Y Traethodydd am y Flwyddyn 1869: Llyfr XXIV [The Essayist for the Year 1869: Book XXIV]
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Y Traethodydd am y Flwyddyn 1869: Llyfr XXIV [The Essayist for the Year 1869: Book XXIV]

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Treffynnon: P. M. Evans, 1869. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 9" by 6". Not Stated. Book XXIV of The Essayist, the oldest magazine in Wales, containing historical, literary and theological topics. The 1869 volume of The Essayist in a half morocco binding with marbled boards. Y Traethodydd (The Essayist) is a quarterly magazine, published in Welsh, covering historical, literary and theological topics. It is the oldest magazine in Wales and the oldest magazine in the Welsh language still in publication. It was founded by Roger and Lewis Edwards, both Welsh Calvinistic Methodist preachers, and was first published in 1845 for the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Church. This volume contains Book XXIV of The Essayist for the year 1869, and includes articles on theology, education and social issues. Early editions of this magazine are now scarce. In a half morocco binding. Externally smart, with some rubbing to spine and extremities and a little shelf wear to the boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages… Read More
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Y Winllan: Ebrill, Mehefin, Awst
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Y Winllan: Ebrill, Mehefin, Awst

by Various; Dr Thomas Jones; John Evans

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Bangor: Cyhoeddedig yn y Llyyfrfa Wesleyaidd, 1871. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 7.5" by 5.5". Not Stated. A wonderful and very scarce collection of three monthly periodicals of this Welsh children's magazine, presented in a custom-made slipcase made by book collector Anthony David Estill. Very scarce, in a custom made cloth covered slipcase.Three volume set, containing Vol IV, VI, VIII of the 'New Series' from 1871.Illustrated with one full-page illustration to each of the volumes, as well as one page of sheet music.This is a lovely collection of monthly editions of the 'Y Winllan', children's magazine, also called 'The Vineyard'. This publication was a Welsh Wesleyan magazine for children, and appeared monthly from 1848 all the way until 1960. Vol IV includes stories such as 'Y peryglon o ddylyn cymdeithion drwg', 'Y Galon', and 'Gwlad Canaan'.Vol VI includes stories like 'Eilun-dduw Hindwaidd', 'Gweddi', and 'Ysmocio'. Vol VII includes stories like 'Cyfrif ein Dyddiau', 'Breuddwyn hynod',… Read More
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Yachting    A History
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Yachting A History

by Peter Heaton

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London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1955. First edition. Leather. Near Fine. 9" by 6". None stated . The first edition of this illustrated historical work on yachting by Peter Heaton, bound in crushed half morocco. The first edition. Bound in crushed half morocco with cloth to the boards by Asprey & Co Ltd with their signature to the front pastedown. Illustrated with a monochrome frontispiece and one hundred and eight illustrations, including photographic plates and vignette reproductions of engravings by Thomas Bewick. Collated complete. This work was written by Peter Heaton and provides an in depth history of yachting, from its origin to yachting in the Stuart, Georgian and regency periods as well as contemporary practices. Bound in crushed half morocco with cloth to the boards. Endpapers renewed and half title retained. Externally excellent with only minor marks to the cloth to the boards. Internally firmly bound with clean and bright pages. Near Fine
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The Yachtsman's Week-End Book
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The Yachtsman's Week-End Book

by John Irving; Douglas Service

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London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, [1938]. First edition. Leather. Fine. 7" by 5". Beryl Irving. The first edition of this entertaining and informative weekend book for yachtsman, bound in full crushed morocco. The first edition. Bound in full crushed morocco by Asprey & Co with their signature to the front pastedown.Illustrated with monochrome vignettes, headpieces and tailpieces and star maps by Beryl Irving. This work was written by John Irving and Douglas Service and provides an entertaining weekend read for the yachtsman. The work covers knots, flags, a guide to fish and sea birds, recipes for drinks and food and much more. Undated. Dated by copies found on Jisc. Bound in full crushed morocco. Externally lovely with only the slightest mark to the boards. Internally firmly bound with lightly age toned and clean pages. Fine
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Yahoo: A Tragedy in Three Acts
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Yahoo: A Tragedy in Three Acts

by The Earl of Longford

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Dublin : Hodges Figgis & Co, [1934]. First edition. Paperback. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". None. A signed first edition of this very scarce play written by the Earl of Longford. The first edition. Very scarce. Signed by the author to the title page. This play was written by the Earl of Longford, Edward Arthur Henry Pakenham. Pakenham was also an Irish politician and author, with this tragic work being one of a couple of plays written by the Earl.Undated, dated by copies held on Jisc. In the original publisher's paper covers. Externally very smart with joints starting to the head, the odd minor mark and slight fading to the extremities of the covers and spine. Internally firmly bound with clean and generally bright pages with minimal age toning. Tidemarks to the head of the last few pages. The odd spot to the fore edge. Very Good Indeed
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Yak Goes Home
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Yak Goes Home

by Donald Bisset

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London: Methuen, 1973. First edition. Hardback. Near Fine. 8.5" by 6.5". Lorraine Calaora . The first edition of this children's book by Donald Bisset, beautifully illustrated by Lorraine Calaora. The first edition. Illustrated throughout with colourful artwork by Lorraine Calaora. In the publisher's original cloth with the original unclipped dust wrapper. This children's book was written by Donald Bisset, an English actor and writer of children's works. The work tells the story of Yak and his adventures during his journey back to his home. This work is the fifth in his 'Adventures of Yak' series. In the publisher's original hardback. Externally very smart with slight bumping to the extremities and to the front board, minor marks to the boards and a bookseller's price label to the rear. Internally firmly bound with bright and generally clean pages with only the odd minor mark. Near Fine
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"Yakusu" the Very Heart of Africa
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"Yakusu" the Very Heart of Africa

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London & Edinburgh: Marshall Brothers, Limited, 1911. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8.5" by 6". Not Stated. The first edition of H. Sutton Smith's illustrated study on the Yakusu mission in the Congo, complete including a folding map. The first edition.A detailed account of the mission of Yakusu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The aim of the mission was the educate the local people, in the area just below the Stanley Falls.Illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding map, and fifty-three plates.Collated, complete.By H. Sutton Smith, who was a part of the Baptist Missionary Society. Undated, dated from Jisc from a copy held at the British Library.Typed note to page vi, 'The author tenders his best thanks to Rev.Frank Longland for so kindly preparing the map at the end of the book.' In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, smart. Some light marks to the boards and spine. Minor rubbing to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Small patches of wear to the… Read More
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The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell
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by James Boswell

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London : Clarendon Press, 1952-1957. Vellum. Fine. 10.5" x 7.5". None. Five volumes of the Yale Editions of the private papers of James Boswell, all de luxe limited editions, from the Selbourne collection. The volumes present are: Boswell in Holland; Boswell on the Grand Tour, Germany and Switzerland; Boswell on the Grand Tour, Italy, Corsica, and France; Boswell in Search of a Wife; Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 Together With Journal Of My Jaunt, Harvest 1762. All volumes were edited by Frank Pottle. In the case of Boswell on the Grand Tour, Italy, Corsica, and France, and Boswell in Search of a Wife, Frank Brady was an additional editor. Pottle is the widely acknowledged authority on Boswell, and his biography of the man is still considered the standard reference work. In 1929 he was engaged as the editor of Boswell's papers, the originals of which were all in the possession of the American collector Lt. Col. Ralph Heyward Isham. This editorship became the central project of his life,… Read More
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by James Boswell

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London: William Heinemann LTD, 1952-57. Vellum. Near Fine/Very Good. 10.5" by 7". Various. A limited edition set by Yale, comprising of the private papers of James Boswell, most notably his travel works. Illustrated throughout, including with folding maps. In four volumes, two additional volumes were also published in 1951 and 1960.In the original slipcases and glassine wraps. Slipcases in a very good indeed condition.A collection of this private papers, journals and travel works, of James Boswell.Boswell was a noted Scottish biographer and diarist of the eighteenth century, well beloved for his biography on his contemporary and friend Samuel Johnson.These publications by Yale University helped to transform Boswell's reputation, after they recovered his many private papers. 'Boswell in Holland 1763-1764', published in 1952. Illustrated with a frontispiece, one folding map, and thirteen plates. Collated, complete. Limited to 1,050 copies, of which this is numbered 978.'Boswell on the Grand Tour:… Read More
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by James Boswell

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London: William Heinemann LTD, 1951-60. Vellum. Very Good Indeed/Very Good. 10.5" by 7". Various. A wonderful set of Yale's limited edition works containing the private papers of James Boswell, illustrated throughout, all small printing runs. Limited edition works.In six volumes. A further six volumes were published by Yale from 1963 to 1989.All six volumes in the original slipcases, in the original glassine wraps. 'Boswell in Search of a Wife' and 'Boswell for the Defence' in the original dustwrappers. Slipcases in a very good condition.A collection of this private papers, journals and travel works, of James Boswell.Boswell was a noted Scottish biographer and diarist of the eighteenth century, well beloved for his biography on his contemporary and friend Samuel Johnson.These publications by Yale University helped to transform Boswell's reputation, after they recovered his many private papers. 'Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 Together With Journal of My Jaunt Harvest 1762', published in 1951.… Read More
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The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell:    Boswell in Search of a Wife...
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The Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell: Boswell in Search of a Wife 1766-1769, Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France 1765-1766, Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland 1764, Boswell's London Journal 1762-1763 together with Journal of My Jaunt Harvest 1762, and Boswell in Holland 1763-1764 Five of the Complete Fourteen Volumes

by Frank Brady and Frederick A. Pottle

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London : William Heinemann Ltd, 1951-1957. Vellum. Very Good Indeed. 10" by 7". None. A collection of some of the Yale Editions of the Private Papers of James Boswell. Five of the complete fourteen volumes. The set consists of: Boswell in Search of a Wife 1766-69, Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France 1765-66, Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland 1764, Boswell's London Journal 1762-63 together with Journal of My Jaunt Harvest 1762 and Boswell in Holland 1763-64. Of this de luxe edition 1,050 copies only have been printed and the type has been distributed. With folding maps and illustrations throughout the volumes. Boswell in Search of a Wife 1766-69 is numbered 41, Boswell on the Grand Tour: Italy, Corsica, and France 1765-66 is numbered 44, Boswell on the Grand Tour: Germany and Switzerland 1764 is numbered 373, Boswell's London Journal 1762-63 together with Journal of My Jaunt Harvest 1762 is numbered 368 and Boswell in Holland 1763-64 is numbered 368.… Read More
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The Yangtze Valley and Beyond
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The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

by Mrs. J. F. Bishop [Isabella Bird]

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London: John Murray, 1899 . First edition. Cloth. Good. 9.5" by 7". Not Stated. The first edition of Isabella Bird's account of her travels up the Yangtze river, illustrated throughout with photographic images. Illustrated with a folding colour map, and one-hundred and sixteen photographic plates. Collated, complete.Bird travelled around China between 1896 and 1897, spending eight months on the Yangtze river. She details her journey along the river and to Shanghai, Ningbo, Hangzhou, Nankou, and Yichang.Bird includes discussion of Hangchow medical mission hospitals - where she meets a man with elephantiasis - Chinese charities, opium, and the Protestant missions in China.Widely travelled, Bird was the first woman to be elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.Retaining the tipped in errata leaf.A smart copy of Bird's account of her final overseas adventure, the work for which she is best remembered. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Bumping to back strip head and tail, with tide… Read More
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A Yankee on the Yangtze
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A Yankee on the Yangtze

by William Edgar Geil

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904 . First edition. Cloth. Good. 8.5" by 6". Not Stated. The very scarce first UK edition of William Edgar Geil's account of his travels in Asia. The first UK edition of this work from Geil, an American evangelist, explorer, lecturer and photographer. He is believed to be the first American to have travelled the entire length of the Ming section of the Great Wall of China.Illustrated with ninety-nine photographic plates, each featuring a number of images. Collated, lacking the plate which should appear between pages 208 and 209, which featured three images.A fascinating account of the author's travels through Shanghai and Burma, with discussion of the Yangtze Gorges, Chinese interpreters, copper mining, and opium.The scarce first UK edition. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Discolouration to back strip, with bumping to back strip head and tail. Marks to front joint. Front hinge significantly strained, with front free endpaper and frontispiece tenderly held.… Read More
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