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AL AHMAD AL-SHARI The Language of Aad Numerous colour photographic illus., inscriptions, maps and diagrams, text in English and Arabic;. Large folio orig. pictorial boards, 1st edit, Dhofar Salalah, 2000. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW14049] £20
*Consists of translations of the Dhofari proverbs and a record of the culture of Dhofar including the cave paintings.

ALLEN, C.: Raj A Scrapbook of the British India 1877-1947. Numerous illus.; 142pp. orig. cloth, Book Club Associates, 1977. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17889] £10


ARNOLD, SIR ARTHUR: Through Persia by Caravan. 491pp; publisher's catalogue at end; leaves a little wrinkled. orig. brown cloth. spine gilt, slight wear on extremities, 1st American edit., New York, Harper &Brothers, 1877. [ Ref: RGW15371] £100
*Sir Robert Arthur Arnold [1833-1902], radical politician and writer, undertook this journey when he resigned as editor of the The Echo, soon after the newspaper was purchased by the rogue Baron Grant. He and his wife went to St Petersburg then travelled south to traverse the Caspian sea. They rode the whole length of Persia, more than one thousand miles. The last copy sold at auction was from the Robert Burrell collection and made £350.

AULTON, MARGARET: Fair Touraine Stories and Legends of the Loire. 80 illus. from pencil drawings and 13 engravings by the Author, folding map, index; x+188pp. Large 4to orig.white buckram gilt, slight marking on covers, t.e.g., rest uncut, 1st edit., John Lane, Bodley Head Ltd, 1925. Unnumbered copy from the Limited Edition of 100 copies. [ Ref: RGW19171] £125
*This special edition contains the 13 original etchings and drypoints, all signed and titled in pencil by the Artist. Margaret Aulton was a prolific etcher who exhibited at The Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham.

ROBERT AZZI Photographer. An Arabian Portfolio. (Introduction by Ahmed Zaki Yamani.) Colour photographs; 224pp. folio orig. cloth, Paris, Draeger, 1976. Very good copy in slightly frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW11712] £10


ROBERT AZZI Photographer. Saudi Arabian Portfolio. (Introduction by Prince Saud Al Faisal). Colour photographs; 208pp. folio orig. cloth, Zug, First Azimuth, 1978. Very good copy in d.w. ( slight tear at head of spine) in slipcase. [ Ref: RGW15336] £10


BARBOT, JEAN: Barbot on Guinea The Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678-1712. Ed. P. Hair. 2 vols. Illus., maps, index; cxxviii+916pp. orig. cloth, Hakluyt Society, 1992. Fine copies in d.w. [ Ref: RGW19551] £15


BARNES, M.: The Mountain World 1962 1963 Photographic plates and text illus.; 239pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1964. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14078] £5


BARR, W. &WILLIAMS, G. (Ed.): Voyages in Search of a Northwest Passage 1741-1747. 2 vols. The Voyage of Christopher Middleton, The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith. Illus., maps, indexes. orig. cloth, Hakluyt Society, 1994-5. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW19571] £15


BARRINGTON, GEORGE: An Account of a Voyage to New South Wales. Folding map, colour plates, index; vi+476pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1810, Time/Life, 1984. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19895] £5


BEAN, G.E.: Aegean Turkey. An Archaeological Guide. 75 photographic plates and other text illus., maps, index; 288pp. orig. cloth, Ernest Benn, 2nd impression corrected, 1967. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW17739] £10


BLACKBURN, HENRY: Breton Folk. An Artistic Tour in Brittany. 170 Illus., many full-page, by RANDOLPH CALDECOTT, map; xii+201pp Large 8vo orig. green cloth gilt, some wear on extremities, loosening a little, a.e.g., 1st edit., Samson Low and others, 1880. [ Ref: RGW19170] £20
*Henry Blackburn [1830-1897] was the Art Editor of 'Pictorial World'. This is an interesting record of an extended tour of a part of France in those days little visited. He gives an account of the artist's colony at Pont Aven.

BOCK, C.: Head-Hunters of Borneo. Introduction by R. Reece. Colour plates and other illus.; 344pp Paperback Singapore, Oxford University Press, Facsimile reprint of 1881 edit., 1985. [ Ref: RGW13902] £10


BOCK, C.: The Head-Hunters of Borneo. Map, colour plates, other illus., index; xvi+344pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1881, Time/Life, 1985. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19899] £5


BONOMI, J.: Nineveh and Its Palaces. The Discoveries of Botta and Layard, Applied to the Elucidation of Holy Writ. 272 illus. and maps, many full-page, index; xviii+537pp; one plate torn. 8vo contemp. ruled calf, spine in compartments, 3rd edit., Revised, H.G. Bohn, 1857. [ Ref: RGW14452] £20


VINCENT L. BRADFORD [1808-84] American Lawyer and Railroad Magnate. FOUR AUTOGRAPH LETTERS Signed, to Edmund Gellibrand, his wife Margaret ,and the Benjamin Moran, Secretary at Embassy in London, 8vo 11pp, 1871-75, on political and legal matters, 'on eve of Civil internecine strife . . . spare the United States the horror of Social Anarchy' , the radical faction of the Democratic party wants to convert the Free Institutions into Military Despotism, worried about powers being given to the President including ability to suspend Habeas Corpus, wife unwell and other family matters, travel arrangements in England and elsewhere, will close up house and spend time near Quebec, Margaret will travel in State Room on board, letter of introduction to Secretary of Legation. 1871-75. Sold with Bradford's 'Letter to a Member-Elect of the Forty-fourth Congress'. 8pp. [1875] (referred to in one of the letters). [ Ref: RGW18039] £85
*Vincent L. Bradford was the cousin of Margaret Gellibrand (nee Bradford). He visited the Gellibrands in London and in the summer of 1872 Margaret went back to America on board the same ship as her cousin.

BRENNAN, J.: Curries and Bugles A Memoir and Cookbook of the British Raj. Illus. including colour illus. by the Author, index; viii+324pp. orig. cloth-backed boards, 1st edit., Viking, 1990. Very good copy in faintly marked d.w. [ Ref: RGW14719] £10


BROWN, DEE: A History of the Indians in the United States. Introduced by Shirley Leckie. Colour and photographic illus., maps, index; xxxv+490pp. orig. green cloth gilt, with photograph on front cover, Folio Society Edition, 2006. Fine copy in worn slipcase. [ Ref: RGW14707] £10


BROWNE, E.G.: A Year Amongst the Persians. Impressions as to the Life, Character, and Thought of the People of Persia, Recieived during Twelve Months' Residence in that Country in the Years 1887-8. Folding map, index; x+594pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1893, Time/Life, 1983. [ Ref: RGW9857] £10


BURNABY, FRED: A Ride to Khiva: Travels and Adventures in Central Asia. Folding maps in pockets; xviii+487pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1876, Time/Life, 1985. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19897] £10


BURNES, Sir ALEXANDER.: Cabool; Being A Personal Narrative of a Journey to, and Residence in that City in the Years 1836, 7 and 8. Plates; xii+400pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1842, Time/Life, 1985. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19900] £10


BURTON, RICHARD: First Footsteps in East Africa or An Exploration of Harar. 2 vols. Maps, colour plates, 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1894, Time/Life, 1984. Very good set. [ Ref: RGW19896] £10


[BYERS, SAMUEL HAWKINS MARSHALL]: The Knights of the Frozen Sea. A Narrative of Arctic Discovery and Adventure. Folding map, 44 wood-engraved illus., some full-page, index; viii+360pp; title creased, a few leaves marked. 8vo orig. embossed purple cloth gilt, slight wear, marks on front cover, hinges strengthened, 1st edit., Seeley, Jackson &Halliday, 1867. INSCRIBED on endpaper, George Fitzroy Henry Somerset the gift of his Great Aunt the Countess Dow. of Longford Jany 31st 1869. Bookplate of Cefntilla. [ Ref: RGW20120] £25
*A childhood gift to the 3rd Lord Raglan [1857-1921] who went onto served in the Second Afghan War and became under-secretary of state for war. The work is a good summary of the arctic expeditions.

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