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AL GITRIF QUDAMA AL-GASSANI Die Beizvogel (Kitab dawari at-tayr) Ein arabisches Falknereibuch des 8. Jahrhunderts. Colour plates by B. POPPELMANN and photographic illus.; 276pp. large folio orig. cloth gilt, Hildsheim &New York, Olms Presse, 1988. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14071] £40
*The oldest study of falconry written by the chief falconer at the court of Baghdad in the 8th century.

GAITSKELL, A.: Gezira A Story of Development in the Sudan. Illus., maps, diagrams, index; 372pp; small mark on first few leaves. orig. cloth, slight wear on extremities, Faber &Faber, 1961. [ Ref: RGW17383] £12

GOULDSBURY, C.E.: Tiger Slayer by Order (Digby Davies, Late Bombay Police). 35 photographic illus.; xx+240pp. orig. cloth, cloth faded, corners bumped, fraying at head and foot of spine, 2nd edit., 1916. From Officers' Library Osborne House. [ Ref: RGW20104] £45
*This work was written from information given by Digby Davies, 'Tiger Slayer' to the Government of Bombay'.

GRAGLIA, G.: A Dictionary of the Italian and English Languages. New Edition, revised and enlarged witha Compendious Italian Grammar, and a Supplementary Dictionary of Naval Terms. 365+274pp. orig. green cloth, slight wear on extremities, George Routledge &Sons. n.d. [?c.1880]. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW17685] £10

GRATRIX, D.: In Pursuit of the Vine. illus. by CLAUE BUCKLE, index; 227pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1953. very good copy in frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW14642] £8

HARE, AUGUSTUS J.C.: Florence [and] Venice. Bound in one vol. Folding plans, indexes; 239, 186pp. 8vo contemp. full calf gilt prize binding for Allhallows School, Honiton, spine decorated in compartments, black leather spine label, slight wear on extremities, 1st edit., Smith Elder &Co, 1884. [ Ref: RGW19136] £40
*Augustus Hare [1834-1903] was born in Rome and spent much of his life on the Continent. His guide books were much in demand.

HARTLMAIER, P.: Golden Lion An Expedition to Abyssinia. 36 illus., 2 maps, index; 186pp. orig. cloth, 1st English edit., 1956. In frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW17448] £10

HASE, P.H. &SINN, E. (Ed.) Beyond the Metropolis: Villages in Hong Kong. Royal Asiatic Society. Hong Kong Branch. Black and white photographic illus., maps; 175pp; gift inscription on endpaper. Large folio (355 x 260mm) orig. cloth, slight wear on corners, 1st edit., Hong Kong, Joint Publishing, 1995. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW18311] £20

HAYES, J. GORDON.: The Conquest of the North Pole. Recent Arctic Exploration. Maps, photographic plates, index; 317pp. 8vo orig. cloth, spine damaged at head and foot, 1st edit., 1934. [ Ref: RGW20076] £10

HUC, REGIS-EVARISTE: Lamas of the Western Heavens. Trans. C. de Salis. Introduction by John Keay. Illus.; 351pp orig. cloth, Folio Society, 1982. Very good copy in orig. slipcase (some wear) [ Ref: RGW14743] £5

INDIA. MacMUNN, Major G.F.: The Armies of India. 72 colour plates by Major A.C. LOVETT, other illus. in text, index; xiv+224pp. orig. maroon cloth, slight extremities, slight white marks on front cover and spine, A. &C. Black , 1911. [ Ref: RGW3283] £50

INGAMELLS, J.: A Dictionary of British and Irish Travellers in Italy. 1701-1800. Compiled from the Brinsley Ford Archive. Appendices; 1200pp. orig. cloth, 1997. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW624] £95
*A remarkable dictionary which identifies over 6000 travellers who made the Grand Tour.

IRVING, WASHINGTON; COOPER, J. FENIMORE and Others. The Home Book of the Picturesque: or, American Scenery, Art and Literature. Additional engraved title and 12 tissued steel engraved plates after Thomas Cole, F.E. Church and others. folio orig. blue cloth gilt, a little wear at head of spine, a.e.g., 1st edit., New York, G.P. Putnam, 1852. Bright copy. [ Ref: RGW18065] £85
*The publisher produced this book as an experiment to test the market for works on the beauties of American landscape and see how it competes with such foreign books. Fenimore Cooper's essay was entitled on 'American and European Scenery Compared' and Washington Irving's article was on the Catskill Mountains.


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