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THE FRONTIER ABLAZE: THE NORTH WEST FRONTIER RISING 1897-98
Written by Michael Barthorp. Illustrated by Douglas N. Anderson.
Stock no. 1820057
Published by Windrow & Greene. 1st 1996. Fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Colour Plates. B/w photos. 128 pages. An account of the operations of the Tochi, Malakand, Buner, Mohmand and Tirah Field Forces. ISBN: 1859150233. Top & tail of spine lightly rubbed. Silver pictorial dustwrapper has a small hole to rear edge of spine (affecting the 'AZ' of the title to spine) and the laminate to rear spine edge is starting to peel.
A story of travel, and of wit and scholarship, and one of extraordinary perseverance in gaining for the British Museum some of the rarest documents which were housed in these famous monasteries. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations and plans. Spine browned, small white mark to front board. Text block browned. Ex-lib stamp to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little browned and scuffed.
THE FORTS OF JUDAEA 168 BC-AD 73: FROM THE MACCABEES TO THE FALL OF MASADA
Written by Samuel Rocca. Illustrated by Adam Hook.
Stock no. 1819664
Published by Osprey Publishing. 1st 2008. Fine condition.
Fortress 65. The fortifications of the Second Temple Period are a reflection of a golden age in the history of the Jewish people. Pictorial cardwraps. Colour photos & illustrations. 64 pages. ISBN: 9781846031717.
Wajidalis Asian Historical Reprints from Pakistan series. Extracts from the letters of the late Major W.S.R. Hodson, edited by Rev. George H. Hodson. Beige cloth boards, gilt titles, vignette to front. B/w frontis. Text block & endpapers lightly browned. Foxing to top edge of text block. White pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine and grubby.
THE YOUNG PILGRIM OR ALFRED CAMPBELL'S RETURN TO THE EAST
Written by Mrs. Hofland.
Stock no. 1318927
Published by A.K. Newman and Co.. 1841. Good condition.
"And his travels in Egypt, Nubia, Asia Minor, Arabria Petrea, etc". New edition, with additions. Red embossed cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine and vignette to front covers. Yellow endpapers. 239 pages, all edges gilt. 6 b/w engraved plates (each with two illustrations). Spine and corners bumped, a few small dents to cover edges. Covers grubby. Endpapers grubby. Heavy foxing and fingering to contents.
By Train through Asia. Black cloth spine with yellow and red title, pictorial sides. Yellow map to endpapers. Colour photos. New introduction by the author. A super copy in original slipcase.
BIRDS OF THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT (HELM IDENTIFICATION GUIDES)
Written by Richard Grimmett; Carol Inskipp; Tim Inkskipp; et al. Illustrated by Clive Byers; Daniel Cole; et al..
Stock no. 1819318
Published by Christopher Helm. 1st 1998. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Orange cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour illustrations. 888 pages including index. ISBN: 0713640049. Vertical crease to spine.
The romance and chronology of the opium trade, the opium war and the beautiful little ships that were the first trading craft with clipper lines. Blue cloth with gilt chinese characters on front cover, silver titles. B/w photos, illustrations and plans. Endpapers are maps. 392 pages includes index. Spine and corners bumped and a little worn. Spine darkened with slight loss of gilt to titles. Cover edges darkened. Pages lightly browned else contents clean.
Taschen's World Architecture. This volume, covering South-East Europe and the Near East from the 13th to the 19th centuries, features all the most important mosques, Koran schools, palaces and caravanserais of the Selcuks and Ottomans. Large format. Pink boards, white titles. Colour photos & illustrations. ISBN: 3822877670. Light scuffing to rear panel of dustwrapper.
A visionary exploration of China's cultural legacy, its recent past, and its modernization, reflecting on photography's power to illuminate a land and its people. Essay by Rae Young. Twenty contemporary photographers. Large format. Red cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos throughout. Exhibition spanning 1999-2004. ISBN: 0893818623.
Originally published as part of the Archaeological Survey of India, Imperial Series, in 1929. the archaeological descriptions are prefaced by an outline history of Sind. Large format. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. 103 monotone plates plus 29 text figures. 184 pages plus plates. ISBN: 0195771974. Spine bumped, corners lightly rubbed. Small bookseller stamp to front endpaper. Page's lightly browned. A few small marks and crinkles in cloth to rear cover. Wrapper grubby with small edge-tears repaired on verso. Laminate on wrapper is torn at spine with some loss. Overall a very good copy of a scarce item.
Telling the story of Rajput and Turk, Afghan and Sikh, of Mahratta and Mogul. Yellow cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w plates plus 2 maps. 368 pages includes index. All plates present. A fine copy in pictorial wrapper which is slightly worn at edges and grubby, mainly to front fold and rear panel.