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- ABERCROMBY John. A TRIP THROUGH THE EASTERN CAUCASUS; with a Chapter on the Languages of the Country. London: Ed Stanford, 1889. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 376, 3 maps, 6 plates, illustrations, original blue cloth, spine worn at head and tail, joints and corners rubbed, small ink marks on upper cover. £260
- ADAIR F E S. A SUMMER IN HIGH ASIA; being a Record of Sport and Travel in Balatistan and Ladakh...with an Appendix on Central Asian Trade by Capt S H Godfrey. W Thacker, 1899. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 286, folding map, portrait frontispiece, illustrations, original beige decorative cloth, t.e.g, slip case, a fine copy of a book which is often in poor condition. £1500
A sporting expedition to Kashmir and Ladakh in 1894. He comments briefly on the inability of Europeans to cross into Tibet. The appendix by Godfrey, then British Joint Commissioner at Leh, contains a report on the trade of Ladakh with China and Tibet, and between Ladakh and India. Marshall 906.
- ADAMS Arthur. TRAVELS OF A NATURALIST IN JAPAN & MANCHURIA. Hurst & Blackett, 1870. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 334, advertisements, frontispiece, vignette on title-page, original green decorative cloth, small mark on lower quarter of upper cover, a good, partially unopened copy. £250
- ADAMS Isaac. PERSIA BY A PERSIAN. Personal Experiences, Manners, Customs, Habits, Religious and Social Life in Persia. Issued in Four Languages - English, Holland [sic] German and Swedish. np, 1900. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 536, portrait frontispiece (author), many textual illustrations, facsimiles etc., original brown blind-stamped cloth, decorated in gilt, gilt vignette, inner hinge cracked but clean internally. £110
By the author of DARKNESS AND DAYBREAK, whose Swedish editition is said to contain all the illustrations from this work. Adams, a missionary, was born in Persia in 1872. He has even included his school reports in the "Personal History" at the beginning. The first London edition appeared in 1906.
- ALCOCK Rutherford. THE CAPITAL OF THE TYCOON; a Narrative of a Three Years' Residence in Japan. Longman, Green, 1863. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxii, (i) errata, 469 (1) imprint, (1) advertisment; x , 539, (1) blank, 24 publisher's list; 2 folding maps and plans, 16 tinted and coloured lithographs (including frontispieces), 2 woodcuts, textual illustrations, original green decorative cloth, corners a little bumped otherwise a good, clean copy. £950
The author was the first consul-general in Japan after the signing of Lord Elgin's treaty. The legation was frequently under attack due to the violent reaction against foreigners by the Japanese military classes. Cordier JAPONICA 556; Baker p279: "a classical work."
- ANDREW W P. OUR SCIENTIFIC FRONTIER; London: W H Allen, 1880. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 103; 15; 24; advertisements, 2 folding maps (1 from the Journal of the RUS Institution), original red decorative cloth, spine re-backed and soiled.
The Bolan and Khyber Railways; & Transport by Rail.
London: W H Allen, 1880.
TRANSPORT BY RAIL OF TROOPS, HORSES, GUNS, AND WAR.
London: W H Allen, 1881.
INDIA AND HER NEIGHBOURS.
London: 1879. £175
- ANON. A BOOK OF THE JAPANESE THEATRE. Kojma, 1908. 
FIRST EDITION, oblong folio, pp 26, 12 illustrations, original buff decorative card with 2 purple ties, small piece missing from fore-edge of upper cover. £135
- ANON. FUNERAL OF PRIME MINISTER HARA TAKASITI. Tokyo: np, 1921. 
FIRST EDITION, small oblong folio, 19 pages of plates, original black boards. £55
- ANON. INDIE IN WOORD EN BEELD. Pictorial Netherlands East Indies. Topografische Inrichting, 1924. 
FIRST EDITION,folio, pp ii, 176, numerous illustrations, parallel text in Dutch and English, original purple and brown decorative boards, corners rubbed, front free endpaper has a tear and some worming not affecting text. £150
- ANON. KYOTO. Kyoto: Municipal Govt, 1928. 
FIRST EDITION, small oblong 8vo, pp vi, 118, numerous gravures, original purple cloth, a very good copy. £100
Shows the results of building and rebuilding after the 1922 earthquake.
- ANON. MEMORIAL OF CHARLES WILLIAM ELWOOD ESQ, & REMARKS ON THE CASE OF G W ELWOOD, ESQ. Late Lieutenant-Colonel in the Honourable East-India Company's Bombay Army. J Cox, 1829. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 55, unbound. £45
- ARAKALIS Masujiro. CHITONO SHASHIN. Memorial to a Noh performer shown at a Kyoto theatre, and with some of his paintings and calligraphy. Kyoto: Taisho 8, nd [1919.] 
FIRST EDITION, small oblong folio, illustrations, original decorative cloth with calligraphically placed metallic pigments and vertical calligraphic slip, a very good copy. £250
- ARBUTHNOT F F. PERSIAN PORTRAITS; a Sketch of Persian History, Literature and Politics. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1887. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 170, original black decorative cloth, small mark at base of spine, small neat library stamp in margin of a page. £150
- ARNOLD Arthur. THROUGH PERSIA BY CARAVAN. Tinsley Bros, 1877. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xv, 333; xi, 325; later brown half calf, small library stamp on verso of title-page, very clean. £450
- ATKINSON James. CUSTOMS AND MANNERS OF THE WOMEN OF PERSIA; and their Domestic Superstitions. John Murray, 1832. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xix, 93, frontispiece (Persian girl), vignette on title-page, contemporary full calf, re-backed using original spine, new black morocco label. Rare £380
James Atkinson (1780-1852), Persian scholar, studied medicine in Edinburgh and was Superintendent Surgeon to the Army of Indus 1838-41. He published translations from the Persian. DNB, I, p91
- BAIKIE R. THE NEILGHERRIES; including an Account of their Topography, Climate, Soil and Production; and of the effects of the climate on the European constitution. Calcutta: J Thomas, 1857. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp iv, 159, 86, tinted lithographic frontispiece and half-title, 2 folding maps in pocket, original red blind stamped cloth, neatly re-cased with new endpapers, small hole in margin of frontispiece not affecting the image, very clean, maps pristine. £750
- BAILLIE, Mrs. A SAIL TO SMYRNA; or, an Englishwoman's Journal including Impressions of Constantinople, a visit to a Turkish Harem, and a Railway Journey to Ephesus. Longmans, 1873. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp iv, 253, frontispiece, 5 plates, original green cloth, a little light foxing to preliminaries but good, clean and tight. £450
Mrs Baillie spent two months in Turkey in 1971. Her account of Constantinople is very detailed, although she spent only two weeks there. The plates, after drawings by the author, illustrate scenes in and about Constaninople. Blackmer 63
- BARING-GOULD Sabine. A HISTORY OF SARAWAK UNDER ITS TWO WHITE RAJAHS. London: Sotheran, 1909. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 464, folding map, illustrations, original red cloth, slight fading to spine. £125
- BARNEBY William Henry. NEW FAR WEST AND THE OLD FAR EAST; being Notes of a Tour. London: Ed Stanford, 1889. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 316, frontispiece, 7 plates, 3 folding coloured maps, de-luxe copy in morocco with lavish gilt decoration of a Japanese lady in a rickshaw, spine slightly faded, a handsome volume. £380
Author's presentation copy to W J Hicks-Beach.
- BATCHELOR John. THE AINU AND THEIR FOLK-LORE. RTS, 1901. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxvi, 604, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, some light rubbing to spine, a very good, clean copy. £480
- BATCHELOR John. AINU LIFE AND LORE; Echoes of a Departing Race. Kyobunkwan, 1927. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 448, frontispiece, 15 coloured plates, numerous illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, small mark in corner of title-page and frontispiece, dust-jacket (small loss to spine). £250
- BATCHELOR John. THE AINU OF JAPAN; the Religion, Superstitions and General History of the Hairy Aborigines of Japan. London: RTS, 1892. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 336, frontispiece, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, front free endpaper excised. £270
- BAX Bonham Ward. THE EASTERN SEAS; being a Narrative of the Voyage of HMS 'Dwarf' in China, Japan, and Formosa. With a description of the coast of Russian Tartary and Eastern Siberia, from the Cobra to the River Amur. John Murray, 1875. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 287, frontispiece, folding map, illustratons, original blue cloth, a little rubbing to head and tail of spin, armorial book plate of Admiral Bonham. £850
- BAXTER W E. A WINTER IN INDIA. London: Cassell Petter Galpin, 1882. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 196, coloured frontispiece, folding map, 5 plates, scarce. £180
- BEAUFORT Francis. KARAMANIA; or, a Brief Description of the South Coast of Asia-Minor and of the Remains of Antiquity. London: R Hunter, 1817. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, (i) contents, (i) blank, 294, index, 3 engraved charts (1 folding), 4 engraved plates including frontispiece, textual vignettes, contemporary brown speckled calf, recently expertly re-backed, a very good copy. £1200
The celebrated hydrographer was sent to carry out the first survey of the area, abruptly terminated by a Turkish attack, in the course of which he was badly wounded.
"A valuable addition to the maritime geography and antiquities of a part of Asia not described hitherto." Lowndes Blackmer 103
- BELL Charles. PORTRAIT OF THE DALAI LAMA. Collins, 1946. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 414, coloured frontispiece, map on endpapers, illustrations, original brick red decorative cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover, spine slightly faded, dust-jacket. £60
- BELLEW Henry Walter. FROM THE INDUS TO THE TIGRIS; a Narrative of a Journey through the Countries of Balochistan, Afghanistan, Khorassan and Iran, in 1872. Trübner, 1874. 
First London Edition, 8vo, pp vii, 496, textual illustrations, contemporary half calf re-backed using original spine, spine worn with small loss at head, internally clean. £650
"A constant fear in British India was the threat of Russian penetration to the Indian border in the latter decades of the 19th Century. One response encompassed the 1871 mission of Major General F R Pollock to display British interests by passing through the buffer lands of Baluchistan, Khorassan and Iran. Accompanying the mission as its surgeon, Bellew eschewed a discussion of the journey's political aspects for a uniquely interesting description of the tribes, plant and animal life, and landscapes. As a winter trip, the snow and bitter cold offered a stark contrast to the usual blazing sun and parched throats of most Indian travel accounts. Bellew's sharp eye for detail makes this account interesting reading." Riddick 278.
Sir Compton Mackenzie wrote more than 100 novels, plays and biographies, was a co-founder of the Scottish National Party and was prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act for his autobiography GREEK MEMORIES. Riddick 278;Yakush B118
- BELLEW Henry Walter. A GRAMMAR OF THE PUKKHTO OR PUKSHTO LANGUAGE; in a New and Improved System, containing brevity with practical utility and including exercises and dialogues, intended to facilitate the acquisition of the colloquial. Rai Sahb M Gulab Singh, 1901. 
Indian Reprint, quarto, pp 155, light browning throughout, original brown cloth, spine worn at head and tail, slight soiling to covers. Scarce. £130
First Edition London 1867.
- BLACK John R. YOUNG JAPAN, YOKOHAMA AND YEDO; a Narrative of the Settlement and the City from the Signing of the Treaties in 1879... New York: Baker Pratt, 1883. 
First US Edition, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xv, 418; xiv, 522; original black cloth, a near fine set. £420
- BLAND J O P & BACKHOUSE E. CHINA UNDER THE EMPRESS DOWAGER; being the History of the Life and Times of Twu Hsi. Wm Heinemann, 1910. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 525, illustrations, original green decorative cloth, vignette, spine faded, spotting to lower cover, wear to head and tail of spine £75
- BOOKWALTER John W. SIBERIA AND CENTRAL ASIA. Springfield: Bookwalter, 1899. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxxi, 548, frontispiece, map, numerous illustrations, original green cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover, a near fine copy. £320
- BOURNE Frederick S A; NEVILLE H; & BELL H. REPORT OF THE MISSION TO CHINA OF THE BLACKBURN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1896-7. Blackburn: The North-East Lancashire Press Company, 1896-7. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols-in-one, 8vo, pp xii, 152; vii, 386; portrait frontispiece, folding map, folding sketch map, folding plan, original purple cloth, spine lightly faded with small nick to head, a very good, clean copy of a rare book. £700
The mission was led by Consul Bourne to investigate the cloth trade. The Blackburn businessmen travelled around the country taking thorough details of trade, taxes, tariffs and textile manufacturing as well as the potitical situation. Bourne is responsible for the first part of the book, Neville and Bell the second.
- BRASSEY, Lord. IN THE 'SUNBEAM' RYS to Bombay and Kurrachee 1913-14. Lord Brassey, 1914. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 28, frontispiece, plate, original blue wrappers a small nick in the lower cover, a scarce pamphlet. £85
- BREDON Juliet. CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVALS; A Picturesque Monograph of Rites, Ceremonies and Observances in Relation thereto. Kelly and Walsh, 1930. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 29, 6 colour photo-gravures, original decorative boards, a near fine copy. £420
- BRUCE C G. KULU AND LAHOUL. London: Ed Arnold, 1914. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 307, photogravure frontispiece, folding map, illustrations, original green cloth, vignette of kukris on upper cover, corners bumped, internal joints cracked, internally clean. £500
"Account of six months' climbing and exploration in 1912." Neate
They explored the area between Garhwal and Kashmir. Neate B198
- BUCHANAN W J. NOTES ON TOURS IN DARJEELING AND SIKKIM. Darjeeling: Improvement Fund, 1916. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 40, 3 folding maps, original red cloth, corners rubbed, faded strip at head of upper cover. £450
The maps are: 1) Sikkim, by Colonel Sir S G Burrard: 2) Bengal, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim and Tibet, by Colonel C H D Ryder: 3) Routes in Sikkim and Darjeeling. There is a contemporary letter to Sardar Bahadive introducing Mrs De Beauvoir Stocks.
- BURNABY Fred. ON HORSEBACK THROUGH ASIA MINOR. Sampson Low... 1877. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxxii, 352,  advertisements; xix (i), 399; 3 folding maps, mounted photographic portrait, original green pictorial cloth, stamped in black and gilt, ex-library, neatly re-cased, light foxing to preliminaries, a good set. £275
One of the classic travel narratives of the late Nineteenth Century. This is the account of Burnaby's tour through Turkey to investigate reports of the persecution of Christians and of his extensive travels throughout Asia Minor.
- BURTON Richard F[rancis]. A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF BAYONET EXERCISE. Vancouver: Pierway, 2002. 
Reprint of the Original 1853 Edition, small 8vo, pp 36, 6 textual illustrations, original red blind stamped cloth, fine. £60
A limited edition of 750, this copy being No. 386.
The first edition was published by William Clowes in 1853.
"This is probably the rarest of all Burton's books, and forms one of the most important works on the bayonet ever published, and to it can be traced the change in the systems of bayonet drill adopted in most European countries. I believe I am correct in saying that until about ten years ago it was impossible to find any work on the subject which was not based on Burton's work. Large numbers of it were purchased by foreign army authorities (particularly German). There are copies in the Kensington Library, the War Office Library, and at the British Museum. The two latter copies are in the original binding and in good state". Penzer N M. ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SIR RICHARD BURTON p42.
- BURTON Richard F[rancis]. PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A PILGRIMAGE TO EL-MEDINAH AND MECCA. Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1855. 
FIRST EDITION, 3 vols, pp xvi, 388; iv, 426; xii, 448; folding map, 2 plans, 14 plates (8 coloured), original blue blind stamped cloth, spine on Vols I and II a little faded, small wear to head and tail of spines, some light foxing to preliminaries, a good set. £4800
Burton , the first English Christian to enter Mecca (performing the Haj, disguised as a Muslim), was also the first to travel between the Holy Cities of Islam by way of the Eastern route. Alongside Doughty's Arabia Deserta Penzer considered the Pilgrimage one of the "greatest works of travel ever published".
- BYRON Robert. FIRST RUSSIA THEN TIBET. Macmillan, 1933. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvii, 328, colour frontispiece, illustrations, original green cloth, dust-jacket, near fine. £500
- BYRON Robert. THE ROAD TO OXIANA. Macmillan, 1937. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 341, maps, illustrations, original blue cloth, a very good copy. £350
Considered one of the best travel books written in the 20th century.
- CALLERY M M & YUAN. HISTORY OF THE INSURRECTION IN CHINA; with Notices of the Christianity, Creed, and Proclamation of the Insurgents. Smith, Elder, 1853. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 301, folding map, frontispiece, original red cloth, very good. £275
Translated by John Oxenford.
- CANDLER Edmund. THE UNVEILING OF LHASA. London: Ed Arnold, 1905. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 304, advertisements, coloured frontispiece, illustrations, folding map (3-inch tear out of margin), original green decorative cloth, Mudie's Select Library label on upper cover, inside joints cracked, corners bumped, some wear to base of a joint, internally clean. £45
- CANDLER Edmund. THE UNVEILING OF LHASA. London: Ed Arnold, 1905. 
Fourth Impression, 8vo, pp xvi, 304, coloured frontispiece, illustrations, folding map, original green decorative cloth, library number on base of spine, inner joints cracked. £40
- CAPPER James. VOYAGE EN RETOUR DE L'INDE PAR TERRE, et par une Route en Partie Inconnu jusqu'ici, par Thomas Howel; suivi d'Observations sur le passage dans l'Indes par l'Éypte et le Grand Désert. De L'Emprimerie De La République, 1797. 
First French Edition, quarto, pp xvi, 385, 2 folding maps, original red boards, early calf re-back, corners and spine rubbed, small wear to head and tail of spine. £450
- CARNÉ Louis de. TRAVELS IN INDO-CHINA AND THE CHINESE EMPIRE. Chapman and Hall, 1872. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxi, 365, folding map, 6 plates, original brown blind stamped cloth, fine. £1200
This is an account of the Lagrée's Expedition to Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and China. Legrée died on the Expedition and Francis Garnier took over command.
- CHAPMAN F Spencer. HELVELLYN TO HIMALAYA; including an Accunt of the First Ascent of Chomolhari. Chatto & Windus, 1940. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 286, illustrations, original blue cloth, dust-jacket, fine. £350
- CHARDIN John. A NEW COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS; never before Published in English containing a most Accurate Description of Persia and other Eastern Nations. J Smith, 1721. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xii, 261, advertisements; iv, 333, 6 folding plates, 2 folding panoramas (Persian city), contemporary brown full calf, scuffed and rubbed, hinges very tender and split, ex Bath Library, bookplate of Mrs Miles, wife of the late Col Samuel Miles. Rare £1350
- CHARDIN John. TRAVELS IN PERSIA. Argonaut Press, 1927. 
FIRST EDITION thus, large 8vo, pp xxx, 287, illustrations, original blue cloth, vellum-backed, near fine. £200
A limited edition, this being copy No 577 of 975.
- CHARDIN John. THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN CHARDIN INTO PERSIA AND THE EAST INDIES; through the Black Sea, and the Countrey of Colchis: to which is added, The Coronation of this Present King of Persia, Solyman the Third. Argonaut Press, 1927. 
FIRST EDITION thus, large 8vo, pp xxx, 287, illustrations, original blue cloth, vellum-backed. £200
A limited edition, this being copy No 577 of 975.
"Chardin set out for Persia for a second time in August 1671, but on this occasion diverted through Smyrna and Constantinople, and took the Black Sea route to Caucasia, Mingrelia and Georgia, finally arriving at Esfahan in June 1673. In Georgia he heard of a race of warlike women, the Amazons, who had at some time in the recent past invaded a kingdom to the northwest. He remained in Persia for four years, as he says 'chiefly following the court in its removals, but also making some particular journeys... as well as studying the language'. He apparently knew Esfahan better than Paris, and visited nearly every part of the country. His account of the Persian court and his business transactions with the shah are of considerable interest." Howgego C102
- CHOTIRMALL K A J. CATALOGUE BOOK AND LIST OF EXPORTING GOODS. Chotirmall & Co, nd  
FIRST EDITION, small quarto, pp 102, 10-page insert of a list of exporting goods, original orange wrappers. £275
- COBBOLD Evelyn. PILGRIMAGE TO MECCA. John Murray, 1934. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xix, 260, map, illustrations. £650
Presentation copy "To Olive a friend of the Authoress 1934."
- COCHRANE John Dundas. NARRATIVE OF A PEDESTRIAN JOURNEY THROUGH RUSSIA AND SIBERIAN TARTARY; from the Frontiers of China to the Frozen Sea and Kamchatka. London: Chas Knight, 1824. 
Second Edition, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xvi, 428; iv, 344; hand-coloured frontispieces, 3 folding maps, 4 plates (some marginal foxing), contemporary red decorative boards, re-backed later with strengthening to joints. £350
- COOPER T T. TRAVELS OF A PIONEER OF COMMERCE IN PIGTAIL AND PETTICOATS; or, an Overland Journey from China towards India. London: John Murray, 1871. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 475, folding map, frontispiece, illustrations, recent brown quarter morocco. £140
- CORNER, Miss. THE HISTORY OF CHINA & INDIA; Pictorial and Descriptive. Dean & Co, nd [1843.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp iv, 393, 2 maps, 31 tinted plates, illustrations,contemporary brown full calf, joints rubbed, internally clean and crisp. £650
- COXON Herbert. ORIENTAL CARPETS; how they are Made and Conveyed to Europe, with a narrative of a journey to the East in search of them. T Fisher, 1884. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 75, advertisements, coloured folding map, 11 plates (10 tinted), original blue pictorial cloth, inner joint cracked. £550
- CRANE Lorence Hedleston. FLOWERS AND FOLK-LORE FROM FAR KOREA. Tokyo: The Sanseido, 1931. 
FIRST EDITION, small folio, pp 93, index, 45 tipped-in coloured plates with tissue guards, some light marginal spotting to plates not affecting images, original black decorative covers, floral endpapers. £650
The work is dedicated to George W Watts.
- CRAVEN Elizabeth. A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CRIMEA TO CONSTANTINOPLE in a Series of Letters from the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Craven to His Serene Highness the Margrave of Brandenbourg, Ansprach, and Bareith. GGJ and J Robinson, 1789, 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 328, map (a quarter missing from upper part of page), 6 plates, recent half calf. £180
- CURTIS George William. THE HOWADJI IN SYRIA. Harper Bros, 1852. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 304, advertisements, scattered foxing throughout, original decorative cloth, vignette, small wear to head of spine. £95
- D'ALMEIDA Anna. A LADY'S VISIT TO MANILLA AND JAPAN. Hurst and Blackett, 1863. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiii, 297, coloured lithographic frontispiece (a little marginal foxing not affecting image), contemporary green polished calf, small nick to head of spine, spine a little faded, Eton binding, clean and crisp. £550
"My little work contains an account of the various places which , during a cruise of some months of Japanese water, I had the pleasure of visiting, with characteristic sketches of the peculiar race inhabiting these distant islands, and amusing anecdotes illustrative of their manners and customs." Preface
- DANIELL William. THEBET MOUNTAINS. London: Ed Orme. 1805. 
Coloured Aquatint, 540 x 405 mm. The image has been finely coloured but the lower margin has some light spotting. £500
The plate comes from Blagdon's Brief History of Ancient and Modern India. Abbey II p385
- DE FILIPPI Filippo. HIMALAYAN KARAKORAM EASTERN TURKESTAN 1913-1914. London: Ed Arnold, 1932. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp xvi, 528, 4 colour maps (2 folding and in lower pocket), 2 colour plates, 15 panoramas on 13 folding leaves (6 in lower pocket), original red-brick cloth, slight rubbing to head of spine, otherwise a fine copy. £1800
- DE WINDT Harry. FROM PEKIN TO CALASO BY LAND. London: Chapman and Hall, 1892. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp 365, map, illustrations, original buff decorative cloth, slight cockling on fore-edge. £95
- DRAKE H B. KOREA OF THE JAPANESE. London: John Lane, 1930. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 225, illustrations, original red cloth, dust-jacket, near fine. £85
- DUMONT Jean. A NEW VOYAGE TO THE LEVANT; containing an Account of the most Remarkable Curiosities in Germany, France, Italy, Malta and Turkey; with historical observations relating to the present and ancient state of those countries. London: T Goodwin, 1705. 
Fourth Edition, 8vo, pp xxii, 416, frontispiece, 8 folding plates, contemporary brown full panelled calf, recently re-backed, preliminaries a little browned, contemporary signature on free endpaper, very scarce. £650
- EGERTON Francis. JOURNAL OF A TOUR IN THE HOLY LAND; in May and June 1840. Harrison, 1841. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 141, 4 tinted lithographs (lightly foxed), original black blind stamped cloth, some fading to upper cover, internally clean and crisp. £135
Lady Francis took a particular interest in the schools and missions she encountered on her travels. The lithographs are taken from her husband's original drawings. Blackmer 536.
- ELLIOT Henry M. MEMOIRS ON THE HISTORY, FOLK-LORE, AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE RACES OF THE NORTH WESTERN PROVINCES OF INDIA... London: Trubner & Co, 1869. 
Second Edition (edited, revised and re-arranged), 2 vols, 8vo, pp xx, 369; 396; advertisements, 4 coloured maps (3 folding), recent half calf, a very good clean set. £160
- ELMHIRST & JEPHSON OUR LIFE IN JAPAN. Chapman & Hall, 1869. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, illustrations, a few pages lightly foxed mainly in the margins and verso of plates, 19th century brown half calf, gilt library stamp on upper cover, £800
- ERSKINE W H. JAPANESE CUSTOMS; their Origin and Value. Tokyo: Kyo Bun Kwan, nd [1925.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 236, 12 illustrations, original red cloth. £45
- EYRE Vincent. THE MILITARY OPERATIONS AT CABUL; which ended in the Retreat and Destruction of the British Army, January 1842. With a Journal of Imprisonment in Afghanistan. London: John Murray, 1843. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xx, 426, folding map, contemporary brown half calf, spine and corners rubbed, internally clean and crisp. £250
- FARRER Reginald. THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. London: Ed Arnold, 1922. 
Second Impression, 8vo, pp xi, 383, illustrations, map, original blue cloth, spine slightly faded, corners rubbed, small wear to head and tail of spine. £55
- FORBES F E. FIVE YEARS IN CHINA from 1842 to 1847. With an Account of the Occupation of the Islands of Labuan and Borneo by Her Majesty's Forces. Richard Bentley, 1848. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 405, coloured frontispiece, illustrations, contemporary brown calf, neatly re-backed using the original spine, 'Eton binding'. £195
- FORBES Gordon S. WILD LIFE IN CANARA AND GANJAM. London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1885. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 270, advertisements, 4 coloured plates, original purple cloth, inner joint cracked, spine rubbed at head and tail. £220
Indian big game hunting. Schwerdt N33d
- FORSYTH Joseph Bell. A FEW MONTHS IN THE EAST; or, a Glimpse of the Red, the Dead, and the Black Seas, by a Canadian. John Lovell, 1861. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 181, 2 plates of 4, original red blind-stamped cloth, spines worn at head and tail with small loss. £30
Inscribed the the author to Col. Dalton.
- FORTUNE Robert. YEDO AND PEKING; a Narrative of a Journey to the Capitals of Japan and China... John Murray, 1863. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 395, frontispiece (a little foxed), map, illustrations, original brown speckled cloth, spine faded. £850
- FORTY C H. BANGKOK; its Life and Sport; with some account of Siam's coastal and island game areas. H F & G Witherby, 1929. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 206, advertisements, frontispiece, 9 plates, original orange cloth. £75
- GIBSON Walter M. THE PRISON OF WELTEVREDEN; and a Glance at the East Indian Archipelago. J C Riker, 1855. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiv, 495, frontispiece, illustrations, original blind stamped cloth, spine split at head and rubbed. £75
- GIRAUDIÈRE H de Chavanne de la. LES CHINOIS; pendant une Période de 4458 Annés... Tours: An Mame et Cie, 1854. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp (ii), 380, engraved title-page with vignette, frontispiece, 2 engraved plates, foxing in places, original blue decorative cloth, g.e, head and tail of spine a little rubbed. £70
Cordier SINICA 83
- GRANT Christina Phelps. THE SYRIAN DESERT. A & C Black, 1937. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 410, maps, illustrations, original brown cloth, a very good copy. £55
- GRELOT William Joseph. A LATE VOYAGE TO CONSTANTINOPLE; containing an Exact Description of the Propontis and Hellespont, with the Dardanels, and what else is remarkable in those Seas; as also of the City of Constantinople, wherein is particularly described the Grand Seraglio and chief Mosques. London: John Playford, 1683. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 235, advertisements, portrait frontispiece (Mahomet the Fourth), 12 plates (8 folding), contemporary speckled calf, small splits at head and tail of spine, corners rubbed, lacks spine label, a very good clean copy. £1500
- GRINDROD, Mrs. SIAM; General and Medical Features. Bangkok: Times Press, 1930. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp 332, illustrations (5 coloured), original red cloth, spine slightly faded. £180
- GUARMANI Carlo. NORTHERN NAJD; a Journey from Jerusalem to Aniaza in Qasim. Translated by Lady Capel-Cure, with introduction and notes by Douglas Carruthers. Argonaut Press, 1938. 
First English Edition, quarto, pp xliv, 134, (2), 2 maps (1 in pocket), 7 illustrations, original beige cloth, vignette on upper cover, vellum spine, this copy is No. 214 of 475 copies on Japon Vellum, fine. £2000
The original work was printed in Jerusalem, in Italian, and is now extremely scarce. It was printed in English, in Cairo, during the First World War and is also rare. Guarmani from Leghorn, travelled extensively in Arabia dressed as a 'Badawin' and studied the Arab horse. He was commissioned by the French government to buy stallions as well as by the King of Italy, in 1864.
- HAMILTON Francis. AN ACCOUNT OF THE KINGDOM OF NEPAL and of the Territories Annexed to this Dominion by the House of Korkha. Archibald Constable, 1819. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 364, errata, frontispiece, map, 6 plates (5 folding), map, folding plates and first page of account foxed, 20th Century half morocco. £1750
Access to much of Nepal was prohibited to foreigners, with the result that for many years no close approach to the Himalayan peaks was possible. In 1801 the rent of Nepal had hastily made a commercial treaty with the East India Company and agreed to accept a permanent British residence in Kathmandu. However, a mission despatched under Captain Knox and accompanied by Francis Hamilton and Charles Crawford, which reached the capital in 1802, was made unwelcome and forced to leave the country in March 1803. Crawford's maps, compiled en route, represented for some time the sole source of reference for the country. Howego E21
- HAMILTON William J. RESEARCHES IN ASIA MINOR, PONTUS AND ARMENIA; with some Account of their Antiquities and Geology. John Murray, 1842. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxvii, 545; viii, 508; 2 folding maps, 12 lithographic plates, textual illustrations, original blue blind stamped cloth, spines faded, very good and clean. £1500
Hamilton went on an adventurous journey on horseback into Armenia across the entire length of Asia Minor and back to Smyrna making careful notes. On his return he was elected President of the RGS and awarded the Founder's Medal. Humboldt was full of praise for this account. Blackmer 779.
- HAYNES A E. MAN-HUNTING IN THE DESERT. London: Horace Cox, 1894. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxii, 305, 2 maps (1 folding), 12 illustrations, original light brown decorative cloth, spine lightly rubbed, small stains on lower cover and rubbing at edge, internally very clean. £320
- HAYNES A E. MAN-HUNTING IN THE DESERT. London: Horace Cox, 1894. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxii, 305, 2 maps (1 folding), 12 illustrations, original green decorative cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down, internally very clean. £275
- HEDIN Sven. THROUGH ASIA. Methuen, 1899. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xx, 663; xii, 667-1278; maps, illustrations, original green cloth, Vol I in very good condition, Vol II has wear to spine with some loss at head of title (Through), small split halfway down spine, internally good. £100
- HEINE Peter Bernhard. DIE EXPEDITION IN DIE SEEN VON CHINA, JAPAN UND OCHOTSK; unter Commande von Commodore Colin Ringgold und Commodore John Rodgers, im Auftrage der Regierung der Vereinigten Staaten Unternommen in den Jahren 1853 bis 1856. Leipzig: Hermann Costenoble, 1858-59. 
FIRST EDITION, 3 volumes, large 8vo, pp xx, 330; viii, 391; vii, 424; 3 frontispieces, 7 maps (5 folding), 21 plates, textual illustrations, recent black morocco, a very clean, crisp set. £800
- HENNIKER Frederick. NOTES DURING A VISIT TO EGYPT, NUBIA, THE OASIS, MOUNT SINAI, AND JERUSALEM. London: John Murray, 1823. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 339, 2 folding aquatint plates, plate (hieroglyphics), library stamp on verso of title-page, modern light brown cloth, a good clean copy. £375
- HENRY B C. LING-NAM; or, Interior Views of Southern China, including Explorations in the hitherto Untraversed Island of Hainan. London: S W Partridge, 1886. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 511, map, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, a very good copy. £250
- HEPWORTH George H. THROUGH ARMENIA ON HORSEBACK. E P Dutton, 1898. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 355, folding map, illustrations, original blue cloth, very good. £175
- HOARE Samuel. INDIA BY AIR. London: Longmans Green, 1927. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xix, 156, illustrations, original light blue cloth, dust-jacket (small loss to upper cover, tape repairs to spine). £75
- HOWARD B Douglas. LIFE WITH TRANS-SIBERIAN SAVAGES. London: Longmans, Green, 1893. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 209, original green cloth, spine faded, corner rubbed. £375
A scarce work on the Ainus in northern Japan.
- HUTTON J H. THE ANGAMI NAGAS; with Some Notes on Neighbouring Tribes. London: Macmillan, 1921. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 480, maps, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover, head of spine slightly rubbed. £75
- INNES Emily. THE CHERSONESE WITH THE GILDING OFF. London: Richard Bentley, 1885. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp 273; 250; frontispieces, contemporary half calf, gilt, gilt library stamp (the Parliament of New South Wales) on upper covers but no stamps inside, a very good set. £380
- JACKSON A V Williams. PERSIA PAST AND PRESENT; a Book of Travel and Research. Macmillan, 1906. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxxi, 471, map, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, teg, inner joints cracked but a very good, clean copy. £150
- KEPPEL Henry. EXPEDITION TO BORNEO OF HMS "DIDO" FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF PIRACY; with Extracts from the Journal of James Brooke. Chapman & Hall, 1846. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xiv, 338, xxviii; vii, 237, cx; frontispieces, illustrations, folding maps, original blue blind stamped cloth, slightly sunned to head of lower boards, very good. £1250
- KEPPEL Henry. A VISIT TO THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO; in HM Ship 'Maeander', with portion of the private journal of Sir James Brooke, KCB. London: Richard Bentley, 1853. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, large 8vo, pp 301; 286; 8 tinted lithographs (some marginal foxing), folding map, original red decorative cloth, re-backed with original spine, spines faded with small loss at heads and tails. £1750
The book is inscribed to Edward S Keppel from his affectionate brother the author.
"In June-July 1843 Keppel operated a successful expedition against the piratical Malay and Dyak operating in the Seribas River and, after returning to Singapore in 1844, went back to Sarawak with Brooke in August for a campaign against the pirates of the Sakarran River. Keppel was then retired on half-pay unltil 1847, when he returned to Borneo in the 'Maeander', again to assist Brooke against the pirates." Howgego K8 Abbey TRAVEL 550; Howgego EXPLORATION
- KIDD Samuel. CHINA; or Illustrations of the Symbols, Philosophy, Antiquities, Customs, Superstitions, Laws, Government, Education and Literature. Taylor and Walton, 1841. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 403, advertisements, coloured frontispiece, 14 plates (2 folding), plates foxed, contemporary half brown calf, small repair to head of spine, internally a good clean copy £220
- KING L W. A HISTORY OF BABYLON; from the Foundation of the Monarchy to the Persian Conquest. London: Chatto & Windus, 1919. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxiii, 340, frontispiece, maps (1 folding), plates, illustrations, original red cloth. £60
- KING Leonard W. A HISTORY OF SUMER AND AKKAD; an Account of the Early Races of Babylonia from Prehistoric Times to the Foundation of the Babylonian Monarchy. Chatto & Windus, 1923. 
Reprint, 8vo, pp xxiii, 380, frontispiece, maps (1 folding), plates, textual illustrations, original red decorative cloth, vignette on upper cover, spine and margin of upper cover flecked. £35
- KINGDON WARD F. BURMA'S ICY MOUNTAINS. Cape, 1949. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 287, maps, illustrations, original blue cloth. £55
- KINGDON WARD, F. THE LOOM OF THE EAST. London: Martin Hopkinson, 1932. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 206, map on endpapers, minimal foxing to preliminaries, orange cloth, spine faded and soiled, a good tight copy of a rare book. £750
- KINGDON WARD F. THE MYSTERY RIVERS OF TIBET; a Description of the Little-Known Land where Asia's Mightiest Rivers Gallop in Harness through the Narrow Gateway of Tibet, its Peoples, Fauna and Flora. Seeley Service, 1923. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 316, 4 maps (1 folding), illustrations, original orange decorative cloth, a very good copy. £495
- KNIGHT William Henry. DIARY OF A PEDESTRIAN IN CASHMERE AND THIBET. Richard Bentley, 1863. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 385, advertisements, 16 plates (8 tinted lithographs), textual illustrations, contemporary green polished calf, slight rubbing to joints, Eton Presentation Copy, handsome. £650
Lacks the of Tibetan Prayer Wheel.
- LAL Mohan. LIFE OF THE AMIR DOST MOHAMMED KHAN OF KABUL; with his Political Proceedings towards the English, Russian and Persian Governments including the Victory and Disasters of the British Army in Afghanistan. Longman Brown, 1846. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xviii, 399; vii, 498; 19 plates, original purple cloth, spine a little faded, small splits to the joints but contents clean and crisp with no foxing or browning. £650
- LANDON Perceval. NEPAL. London: Constable, 1928. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxiii, 358; viii, 363; 5 maps (4 folding), 3 folding genealogical charts, 15 plates (5 coloured), 184 textual illustrations, original blue cloth, spine and part of back cover faded, ex-library, paper label to lower spine, library book-plate on front paste-down, stamp on front free endpaper, sprung, inside clean. £375
- LAWRENCE T E. CRUSADER CASTLES. Francis J Newbery, 1936. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, quarto, pp 56; 62; 133 plates, original quarter niger, bound by Sangorski and Sutcliff, near fine. £800
The first volume is "The Thesis" and the second "The Letters". No. 531 of 1,000 copies. Beautiful volumes which were published after Lawrence's death.
Lacks the 2 folding maps which were never bound in to this edition.
- LEACH Hugh. STROLLING ABOUT ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD. Routledge Curzon, 2003. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 229, illustrations, original red cloth, dust-jacket, fine. £30
- LEWIS Norman. A GODDESS IN THE STONES; Travels in India. Jonathan Cape. 1991 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 322, map, original red cloth, fine. £40
- LEWIS Norman. A VOYAGE BY DHOW. Jonathan Cape, 2001. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 216, original black cloth, dust-jacket, near fine. £30
- McGOVERN William Montgomery. TO LHASA IN DISGUISE; a Secret Expedition through Mysterious Tibet. Thornton Butterworth, 1924. 
FIRST EDITON, 8vo, pp xii, 352, maps, illustrations, original blue cloth, fore-edges faded, inner joints cracked, small library stamps on endpapers, spine faded with small split at base. £20
- MACKELLAR C D. TORRES STRAITS GERMAN NEW GUINEA AND THE DUTCH EAST INDIES. John Murray, 1912. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiii, 351, illustrations (8 coloured), original green decorative cloth, near fine. £300
- MADDEN Richard R. TRAVELS IN TURKEY, EGYPT, NUBIA, AND PALESTINE; in 1824, 1825, 1826, and 1827. London: Henry Colburn, 1829. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xvi, 401; viii, 398; hand-coloured frontispiece (author in Syrian costume), contemporary green half calf, occasional foxing to preliminaries but a very good set. £600
"The author compares his letters to those of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and discusses the difficulty of combining accurate observations with literary elegance: 'the refinement of her enthusiasm prevailed over the correctness of her descriptions'. Madden had trained as a surgeon, though he never practised in England, but because of this he was able to enter areas closed to most Europeans, mainly the harem and some slave bazaars. He travelled in the Levant from 1824-27. His work also contains much information on Egypt and Egyptology." Blackmer Blackmer 1056; not in Abbey
- MARRYAT Frank S. BORNEO AND THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO; with drawings of Costume and Scenery. Longmans, 1848. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp viii, 232, 22 lithographic plates, numerous woodcuts (some marginal light foxing to some of the woodcuts), original red blind stamped cloth, neatly re-backed using original spine. £750
The bookplate of Owen Rutter the explorer who wrote 'British North Borneo', 'The Pagans of North Borneo' and 'Through Fomosa'.
The above work comes from his journal of the surveying voyage of HMS 'SAMARANG' under Sir Edward Belcher. The plates illustrating his account are some of the most beautiful of the period and show the people and scenery of Borneo, including Brunei and Kuching, in addition to views of Hong Kong, Mauritius and other ports of call. Abbey S49.
- MARVIN Charles. THE REGION OF THE ETERNAL FIRE; an Account of a Journey to the Petroleum Region of the Caspian in 1833. W H Allen 1884. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xviii, 413, half-title, 6 maps (2 folding and linen-mounted), frontispiece, 10 plates (2 folding and linen-mounted), illustrations and maps in text, occasional spotting at beginning and end, water stain to inner margin on first few leaves, contemporary green half morocco, rubbed at corners, erased library stamp on upper cover, spine gilt with gilt library stamp, joints cracked but sound. £320
Account of the Russian petroleum industry containing an important account of Baku.
- MEDHURST W H. CHINA: Its State and Prospects. London: John Snow, 1838. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xvi, 582, coloured frontispiece (Baxter's process), 5 wood-engraved plates, folding map, original purple blind stamped cloth, spine faded, plates foxed but mainly in margins, ex-libris Earl of Portsmouth. £250
Baxter's process of chromolithography using an aquatint plate as a key for printing in oil colours is well exemplified in the frontispiece. Abbey 539; Cordier 74; Courtney Lewis 40.
- MEINERTZHAGEN Richard. BIRDS OF ARABIA. Oliver and Boyd, 1954. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xiii, 624, 35 textual maps, 9 photographic plates numerous illustrations (some coloured), original buff cloth, dust-jacket (with small loss at base of spine), near fine. £150
- MEINERTZHAGEN Richard. MIDDLE EAST DIARY 1917-1956. Cresset Press, 1959. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 376, original blue cloth, dust-jacket, near fine. £85
- MEINERTZHAGEN Richard. PIRATES AND PREDATORS. Oliver and Boyd, 1959. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp ix, 230, illustrations, original red cloth, fading to base of spine, slight flecking to fore-edge, dust-jacket. £120
- MELVILL, Baron of Carnbee THE SEAMAN'S GUIDE ROUND JAVA; to the Islands East of Java, and through the Straits of Banca and Gaspar. London: Admiralty, 1852. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiv, 322, original blue wrapper, recently rebacked, crisp. £550
- METHOLD William. NAAUW-KEURIGE AANTEEKENINGEN VAN WILLIAM METHOLD ...Gehouden op sijn Voyagie, in het Jaar 1619. Aangaande de koningrijken van Golconda, Tanassary... P vander Aa; nd . 
First Edition, as thus, folio, 22 numbered columns on 11 pages, 1 page Register, engraved vignette on title-page, 2 engraved maps on a page (folding), 2 engraved textual illustrations, paper slightly browned and rather fragile, early 20th century black quarter buckram, title-page frayed at edges. £250
This book seems more commonly found in 8vo format dated 1707. This copy collates with that at Berkeley University Library.
- MILLETT Marcus W. JUNGLE SPORT IN CEYLON; from Elephant to Snipe. Methuen, 1914. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 267, plates, textual illustrations, original olive cloth, very good. £195
- MILLS J P. THE LHOTA NAGAS. London: Macmillan, 1922. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxxix, 255, 3 maps, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, vignette on upper cover, joints slightly rubbed, rubber stamp in margin on p153. £70
- MORRIS J. ADVANCE JAPAN; a Nation Thoroughly Earnest. W H Allen, 1895. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xix, 443, 84 illustrations, original green pictorial cloth, near fine. £120
- MORRIS Jan. HONG KONG. Viking, 1988. 
Fourth Impression, 8vo, pp 320, map, illustrations, original blue cloth, dust-jacket, very good. £15
- MOSSMAN Samuel. NEW JAPAN; the Land of the Rising Sun, its Annals during the Past Twenty Years, recording the remarkable progress of the Japanese in Western Civilization. London: John Murray, 1873. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp vii, 484, folding map, original purple decorative cloth, joints split in parts, library label on front pastedown, small stamp on base of title-page. £360
- MOUNSEY Augustus H. A JOURNEY THROUGH THE CAUCASUS AND THE INTERIOR OF PERSIA. Smith Elder, 1872. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 336, folding map, original brown cloth, small wear to head and tail of spine, very good and clean. £700
An English traveller, for whom little seems to be recorded beyond his travels, boarded a ship at Trieste and sailed to Istanbul. From here he continued to Batumi in Georgia, crossed the Caucasus and proceeded into Iran, visiting Tabriz, Tehran, Esfahan, Perspolis, Shiraz and Persepolis (a second time). Returning north to Tehran, he arrived on the Caspian Sea at Rasht, then sailed to Baku and Astrakhan. He published a lighthearted account of his journey in 1872 and at some time appears to have visited Japan.
- MOUNTFORT Guy. PORTRAIT OF A DESERT; the Story of an Expedition to Jordan. Collins, 1965. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 192, map, illustrations (some coloured), original orange cloth, dust-jacket (small tears at head). £35
- MUNDY Rodney. NARRATIVE OF EVENTS IN BORNEO & CELEBES; down to the Occupation of Labuan: from the Journals of James Brooke Esq. John Murray, 1848. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xviii, 386, advertisements; xi, 396, advertisements; 5 folding maps, portrait frontispiece, 17 illustrations, contemporary brown polished calf, fine. £1750
- NAIPAUL V S. AN AREA OF DARKNESS. Andre Deutsch, 1964. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 281, original black cloth, dust-jacket (small wear to head and tail of spine, small loss to a corner). £65
Owner's signature on front free endpaper.
- NAIPAUL V S. INDIA; a Million Mutinies Now. Heinemann, 1990. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 521, original red marbled boards, glassine dust-jacket,fine. £150
104 of 150 numbered copies, signed by the author and specially bound.
- NEBESKY-WOJKOWITZ Réne, de. WHERE THE GODS ARE MOUNTAINS; Three Years among the People of the Himilayas. New York: Reynal, nd [1955.] 
First US Edition, 8vo, pp 256, maps, illustrations, original green cloth, dust-jacket (a little frayed). £30
- NEWBY Eric. THE BIG RED TRAIN RIDE. Weidenfeld, 1978. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 267, double-page map, illustrations, original green cloth, dust-jacket. £20
- NEWBY Eric. A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH. Secker & Warburg 1958. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 247, folding map, illustrations, original orange cloth, dust-jacket (slightly rubbed), very good and clean. £125
- NEWBY Eric. A SHORT WALK IN THE HINDU KUSH. Secker & Warburg 1958. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 247, folding map, illustrations, original orange cloth, dust-jacket (small wear and creasing, very small loss to head of upper cover), very good and clean. £95
- NORMAN Francis Martin. 'MARTELLO TOWER' IN CHINA AND THE PACIFIC... Geo Allen, 1902. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, (iii), 299, (1) imprint, (4) advertisements, half-title, 22 plates including frontispiece, some textual illustrations, a little foxing, original green cloth, gilt devices on upper cover and spine, t.e.g., spine and edges slightly browned, ink ownership stamp of Edward Norman on upper free endpapers. £80
The voyage included visits to Peru, the Sandwich Islands, Hong Kong, Canton, Japan, Vancouver and St Juan. Cordier Sinica 2373.
- O'CONNOR Frederick. ON THE FRONTIER AND BEYOND. London: John Murray, 1931. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiv, 355, illustrations, original blue cloth, small wear to head and tail of spine. £175
- O'DONOVAN Edmond. THE STORY OF MERV; a Story of Adventure and Captivity, epitomized from The Merv Oasis. Smith Elder, 1883. 
First Edition as thus, 8vo, pp xi, 348, advertisements, portrait frontispiece, original brown decorative cloth. £75
- OGAWA Kikuzawa. THINGS SEEN IN JAPAN. Tokyo: np, nd [1907.] 
FIRST EDITION, oblong folio, 36 coloured plates, original brown decorative cloth-backed boards, corners rubbed but a very good copy. £375
- OLIVER S Pasfield. THE MEMOIRS AND TRAVELS OF MAURITIUS AUGUSTUS COUNT DE BENYOWSKY; in Siberia, Kamchatka, Japan, the Luikiu Islands and Formosa. London: T Fisher Unwin, 1893. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 399, folding map, illustrations, original orange decorative cloth, neat gilt stamp on upper cover (NSW Library of Parliament). £90
- OLUFSEN O. THE EMIR OF BOKHARA AND HIS COUNTRY; Journeys and Studies in Bokhara; with a chapter on my voyage on the Amu Darya to Khiva. Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1911. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xi, 599, folding map, illustrations, original purple cloth, head and tail of spine and corners rubbed. £290
- OLUFSEN O. THROUGH THE UNKNOWN PAMIRS; the Second Danish Pamir Expedition 1898-99. Wm Heinemann, 1904. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp238, maps, illustrations, original red cloth, spine a little faded. £165
- OMORI Annie Shepley. DIARIES OF COURT LADIES OF OLD JAPAN. London: Constable, [1920.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxxiii, 201, colour frontispiece, illustrations, original grey boards hessian-backed. £30
- OSBECK Peter. A VOYAGE TO CHINA AND THE EAST INDIES... together with a Voyage to Suratte, by Olof Torren...and an account of Chinese husbandry by Captain Charles Gustavus Eckeberg. Translated from the German, by John Reinhold Forster. To which are added, a fauna and flora sinensis. Benjamin White, 1771. 
First English Edition, 8vo, 2 vols, pp xx, 396; (ii), 367, (1) blank, (31) index, (1) errata; 13 engraved plates, some browning to pp 13-16,contemporary brown calf, Vol I re-backed with original spine, spines rubbed, upper boards a little scuffed, otherwise clean. £1100
First published in Swedish in 1757 and in German in 1765. Although the journal contains interesting observations on the languages, customs and domestic economy of the area, it is particularly valuable to naturalists. There is a detailed description of the island of Fernand de Noronha in Eckeberg's account. The translation of these important voyages by students of Linnaeus led to Forster's appointment as principal naturalist on Cook's second voyage. Cordier Sinica 2098; Pritzel 6865; Goldsmiths' Library 10715.
- OSBORN Sherard. MY JOURNAL IN MALAYAN WATERS; or, the Blockade of Quedah. Routledge, Warne, 1860. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xvi, 360, 4 tinted lithographs (1 coloured, Gun Boat Escaping from Burning Jungle), original blue blind stamped cloth, small loss at head and tail of spine. £275
- OUTRAM, Lieut-Col. THE CONQUEST OF SCINDE; a Commentary. Edinburgh: Wm Blackwood, 1846. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp (iv), 567, original brown blind stamped cloth, lettered in gilt on spine, recased, covers slightly rubbed. £250
- PALGRAVE W G. ULYSSES; or, Scenes and Studies in Many Lands. Macmillan, 1887. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 385, original green decorative cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover, corners slightly bumped. £95
Although a large proportion of the book deals with Turkey there are chapters on Japan, Malaya, South America and Arabia. Palgrave was HM Minister resident in Uruguay and had previously written an excellent account of Arabia, A Narrative of a Year's Journey through Central and Eastern Arabia.
- PALMER E H. THE DESERT OF THE EXODUS; Journeys on foot in the Wilderness of the Forty Years' Wanderings undertaken in connection with the Ordnance Survey of Sinai and the Palestine Exploration Fund. Deighton, Bell, 1871. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xx, 280; 281-576; advertisements, 5 folding maps, 16 plates (14 in colour or tinted), numerous illustrations, coloured frontispiece, original green decorative cloth,handsome. £400
"Palmer was despatched by Gladstone's government on a secret mission, the purport of which, so far as known, was to attempt to detach the Arab tribes from the side of the Egyptian rebels, 1882; succeeded, and was appointed interpreter-in-chief to the English forces in Egypt, but while engaged in further negotiations with tribes beyond Suez (he became known as 'Abdallah Effendi') was murdered at Wady Sudry by Arab robbers." The Concise... pp 2285-6 Blackmer; The Concise Dictionary of National Biography, Vol III
- PALMER E H. HAROUM AL RASCHID Caliph of Bagdad Marcus Ward, 1881. 
FIRST EDITION, pp 228, original blue decorative cloth (secondary binding). £30
The author was murdered in Egypt in 1882, in an ambush.
- PERRY-AYSCOUGH H G C & OTTER-BARRY R B. WITH THE RUSSIANS IN MONGOLIA. London: John Lane, 1914. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xxii, 344, folding map, illustrations, original brown decorative cloth, small mark on upper cover, library stamp on end pastedown, inner hinge cracked. £125
- PHILBY H[arry] St J[ohn] B[ridger]. ARABIAN HIGHLANDS. Cornell University, 1952. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 771, numerous illustrations, 3 maps (1 large folding at end of book), original green cloth, spine slightly faded. £300
- PHILBY H[arry] St J[ohn] B[ridger]. A PILGRIM IN ARABIA. Robert Hale, 1946. 
First Edition in 8vo format, pp 198, original red cloth, dust-jacket (3 tears and small loss at head). £80
- PHILBY H[arry] St J[ohn] B[ridger]. A PILGRIM IN ARABIA. Cockerel Press, 1943. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 192, portrait frontispiece, bound in quarter nigr, very good. original red cloth, dust-jacket (3 tears and small loss at head). £480
Limited edition of 350, this copy 160.
- PHILBY H[arry] St J[ohn] B[ridger]. SHEBA'S DAUGHTER; being a Record of Travel in Southern Arabia. Methuen, 1939. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xix, 485, folding map, 47 plates, some light marginal foxing, original green cloth, spine joints slightly rubbed. £65
- POWELL E Alexander. THE LAST HOME OF MYSTERY; Adventures in Nepal. New York: The Century Co, 1929. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 332, maps on endpapers, illustrations, original black decorative cloth. £45
- PRIP-MOLLER J. CHINESE BUDDHIST MONASTERIES; Their Plan and its Function as a Setting for Buddhist Monastic Life. GEC Gach Forlag. 1937. 
FIRST EDITION, folio, pp 396, numerous illustrations, 4 folding plans in pocket, original blue cloth, vellum spine, cloth very lightly scuffed, a very good, clean copy. £800
- PUMPELLY Raphael (Ed). EXPLORATIONS IN TURKESTAN. Expedition of 1904 Prehistoric Civilizations of Anan - Origins, Growth and Influence of Environment. Carnegie Institution, 1908. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, 2 vols, pp xxxv, 240, 6; x, 241-494, 10, maps, 97 plates, numerous illustrations, contemporary black cloth, small wear to heads and tails of spines, but a good, clean set. £420
- QUARITCH WALES H G. SIAMESE STATE CEREMONIES; their History and Function. Bernard Quaritch, 1931. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiv, 326, frontispiece, plates, original green cloth, joints slightly rubbed, good and clean. £250
- REED Edward. JAPAN; its History, Traditions and Religions with the Narrative of a Visit in 1879. John Murray, 1880. 
Second Edition, 8vo, 2 vols, pp lii, 366; ix, 356; folding map, 16 lithographic plates (including frontispieces), original green decorative cloth, some light foxing to preliminaries, very good. £380
Cordier Japonica 697.
- RICHTER G. MANUAL OF COORG; a Gazetter of the Natural Features of the Country and the Social and Political Condition of its Inhabitants. Mangalore: C Stolz, 1870. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 474, folding map, 4 plates, recent blue cloth. £290
- RONALDSHAY, Earl of. AN EASTERN MISCELLANY. Wm Blackwood, 1911. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiv, 422, original black cloth, spine slightly faded. £35
- RUTTER Owen. THROUGH FORMOSA; an Account of Japan's Island Colony. T Fisher Unwin, 1923. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 288, map, illustrations, original purple cloth, very good. £125
- SACKVILLE-WEST V. PASSENGER TO TEHERAN. Hogarth Press, 1926. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 181, illustrations, original purple mottled cloth, very good. £125
- SALE, Lady. JOURNAL OF THE DISASTERS IN AFGHANISTAN, 1841-2. John Murray, 1843. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 451, 2 maps (1 folding), coloured frontispiece (Muharaja Runjeet Singh), contemporary half calf, gilt, joints a little rubbed, internally a clean crisp copy. £320
- SAVAGE LANDOR A Henry. ALONE WITH THE HAIRY ANU; or, 3,800 miles on a Pack Saddle and a Cruise to the Kurile Islands. John Murray, 1893. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 325, frontispiece, folding map, illustrations, original green decorative cloth, very good. £650
- SAVORY Isabel. A SPORTSWOMAN IN INDIA; Personal Adventures and Experiences of Travel in Known and Unknown India. Hutchinson, 1900. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp ix, 408, illustrations, original red decorative cloth, some foxing of preliminaries, 1 contents leaf repaired on fore-edge. £120
- SCHELTEMA J F. MONUMENTAL JAVA. London: Macmillan, 1912. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xviii, 302, advertisements, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth. £80
- SCHOFF Wilfred H. THE PERIPLUS OF THE ERYTHRAEAN SEA. Travel and Trades in the Indian Ocean by a Merchant of the First Century. Longmans, 1912. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 323, folding map, illustrations, original green cloth, spine faded, inner joints cracked. £50
- SCHOMBERG R C F. UNKNOWN KARAKORAM. London: Martin Hopkinson, 1936. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 244, map in end pocket, illustrations, original blue cloth. £145
- SHAKESPEAR J. THE LUSHEI KUKI CLANS. Macmillan, 1912. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxii, 235,folding map, illustrations (4 coloured), original blue decorative cloth, gilt vignette. £75
- SHERER Joseph Moyle. SKETCHES OF INDIA; Written by an Officer for Fire-Side Travellers at Home. London: Longman Hurst, 1825. 
Third Edition, 8vo, pp iv, 297, contemporary green half calf, spine rubbed. £110
- SHIMBI SHOIN. ONE HUNDRED MASTERPIECES OF JAPANESE PICTORIAL ART; Selected by Members of the Faculty of the Tokyo Fine Art School. The Shimbi Shoin, 1909. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, folio, 100 colour illustrations, original brown decorative boards, silk ties, a very good copy. £950
- SINKER Robert. MEMORIALS OF THE HON IAN KEITH-FALCONER, MA; Late Lord Almoner's Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge, and Missionary to the Mohammedans of Southern Arabia. Cambridge: Deighton Bell, 1888. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp viii, 280, portrait frontispiece, map, illustrations, original brick-red cloth, spine slightly faded. £105
- SMITH Clare Sydney. THE GOLDEN REIGN; the Story of my Friendship with "Lawrence of Arabia". Cassell, 1940. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp vii, 252, illustrations, original green cloth, some foxing to fore-edge, spine slightly faded. £125
- SPILSBURY F B. PICTURESQUE SCENERY IN THE HOLY LAND AND SYRIA; Delineated during the Campaigns of 1799 and 1800. London: Tregear, 1823. 
Third Edition, quarto, pp 77, 19 coloured aquatints, contemporary black straight-grained morocco, a.e.g, re-cased with small loss at head of spine (neatly repaired), plates fresh and clean but some light browning to some text. £950
Abbey TRAVEL 381
- SPRY W J J. LIFE ON THE BOSPHORUS; Doings in the City of the Sultan, Turkey, Past and Present including chronicles of the Caliphs from Mahomet to Abdul Hamid II. H S Nichols, 1895. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xx, 244, 316, folding map, numerous wood-engraved plates and illustrations, original red cloth, spine lightly faded, some small marks, inner hinges cracked. £480
- STEIN M[arc] Aurel. ON ANCIENT CENTRAL ASIAN TRACKS; Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and North-Western China. Macmillan, 1933. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xxiv, 342, advertisements, folding map, 4 panoramic views, 147 plates, original brown decorative cloth, t.e.g, fine. £850
- STEIN M[arc] Aurel. RUINS OF DESERT CATHAY; Personal Narrative of Explorations in Central Asia and Westernmost China. Macmillan, 1912. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, pp xxxviii, 546; xxi, 517; advertisements, 3 folding maps, 8 colour plates with descriptive letterpress tissues, 6 folding panoramas, 219 plates (1 folding, many with 2 illustrations), portrait frontispiece of the author in vol 2, original brown decorative cloth, gilt roundels on upper covers, t.e.g.,small flecking on fore-edges of upper cover Vol I, very good. £1500
An account of Stein's second archaeological expedition 1906-8, in which he covered from Lob Nor to Western China and from Yarkand to the Nan Shan range.
"The geographical results are of the greatest importance, for...a picture of Inner Asia can be drawn which leaves but few empty spaces." Baker
- STEIN M[arc] Aurel. SAND-BURIED RUINS OF KHOTAN; Personal Narrative of a Journey of Archæological and Geographical Exploration in Chinese Turkestan. T Fisher Unwin, 1903. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xliii, 524, folding coloured map, photographic frontispiece, numerous textual illustrations, original red/brown decorative cloth, vignette, teg, slight cockling to lower cover, very light mark where a label has been removed at base of upper cover. £1150
The account describes his first exploration to Central Asia in 1900-1901. He traversed the Karakoram and Pamirs, entering Chinese Turkestan to explore the ruins and surrounding areas. Yakushi S328a
- STOREY. HUNTING & SHOOTING IN CEYLON. Longmans Green, 1907. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xxv, 366, folding map, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, gilt vignette. £65
- SYKES Ella C. PERSIA AND ITS PEOPLE. Methuen, 1910. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 356, advertisements, folding map, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, very good. £150
- SYKES Percy M. TEN THOUSAND MILES IN PERSIA; or, Eight Years in Iran. John Murray, 1902. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xv, 481, portrait frontispiece, folding map, numerous illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, neatly re-backed, very clean. £850
- TANDY William. A DESCRIPTION OF THE BURMESE EMPIRE; Compiled chiefly from Native Documents by the Rev Father Sangermano, and translated from his MS. Rome: Oriental Translation Fund, 1833. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp vii, 224, original green cloth, uncut, water-stained, internally very clean. SCARCE £390
- TATE G P. THE FRONTIERS OF BALUCHISTAN; Travels on the Borders of Persia and Afghanistan. Witherby, 1909. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, coloured frontispiece, maps, 36 plates, some light marginal foxing, original brown decorative cloth. £450
- TAYLOR Neville. IBEX SHOOTING ON THE HIMALAYAS. London: Sampson Low, 1903. 
FIRST EDITION, small 8vo, pp xv, 146, frontispiece, 7 plates, occasional foxing, original brown cloth, neatly re-cased, new endpapers. £200
Taylor enjoyed his leave from military duty in Kashmir where he bagged several ibex in the Wardwan district. During one episode he witnessed an avalanche in an area he had just quit. There is also note of stalking a bear. Czech 211.
- THESIGER Wilfred. ARABIAN SANDS. Longmans, Green, 1960. 
Second Impression, 8vo, pp 326, maps, illustrations, original beige cloth, dust-jacket (small rubbing to head of spine, foxing to lower cover, price clipped), very good and clean. £380
- THESIGER Wilfred. DESERT MARSH AND MOUNTAIN; the World of a Nomad. London: Collins, 1979. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 304, maps, illustrations, original brown cloth, dust-jacket. £40
- THESIGER Wilfred. THE MARSH ARABS. Longmans, Green, 1964. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 242, map, illustrations, original green cloth, dust-jacket, very good. £80
- THUBRON Colin. THE LOST HEART OF ASIA. Heinemann, 1994. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp vii, 374, map, original blue cloth, dust-jacket, fine. £45
- TILLEY Henry Arthur. EASTERN EUROPE AND WESTERN ASIA; Political and Social Sketches on Russia, Greece, and Syria in 1861-2-3. London: Longman Green, 1864. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 374, 6 tinted lithographs, original blue cloth, neatly re-cased, new endpapers, a very good clean copy. £295
- TOTT, Baron de. MEMOIRES DU BARON DE TOTT SUR LES TURCS ET LES TARTARES. np, 1784. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols (4 parts in 2), 8vo, pp xl, 203, 220; 180, 152; a few spots at beginning of Vol I, contemporary full calf, covers scuffed with small loss, small split at base of spine Vol I, otherwise good and clean. £250
- TRONSON J M. PERSONAL NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO JAPAN, KAMATSCHATKA, SIBERIA, TARTARY; and Various Parts of the Coast of China; in HMS 'Barracouta'. London: Smith Elder, 1859. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xv, 414, 24 advertisements, 3 large folding charts (1 with tear, repaired), 2 folding charts, 8 lithographic plates (4 tinted, including frontispiece (with light marginal water-stain)), 2 textual illustrations, some occasional foxing, original figured cloth, repairs to head and tail of spine, spine slightly faded. £1000
Tronson undertook several voyages between 1854 and 1856. He describes many of the growing centres of foreign trade in the Far East and also gives an interesting account of Korea which was still closed to foreigners at the time.
Tronson was a surgeon on H.M.S. Barracouta, which had been sent to Japan in 1854 under the command of Admiral James Sterling, who was British Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies and China station. Tronson describes how the British squadron visited in Nagasaki (in the wake of Commodore Perry's visit) in order to conclude the first treaty with Japan allowing British merchants access to Japanese markets. As Britain was at war with Russia in the Crimea they had been ordered to assess Russian naval activity in the area. He describes many of the growing centres to foreigners at the time.
- VALLE Pietro Della. VIAGGI DI PIETRO DELLA VALLE IL PELLEGRINO; Descritti da lui Medesimo in Lettere Familiari, all'erudito suo amico Mario Schipano. La Persia divisa in due parti. Venice: Battista Tramontino, 1681. 
FIRST EDITION (in this form), 12mo, pp 610, index, contemporary vellum, re-cased with new endpapers, small strip excised at base of title-page not affecting text. £450
This is Vol I which covers Persia.
- VASSAL Gabrielle M. ON AND OFF DUTY IN ANNAM. London: Heinemann, 1910. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 283, illustrations, original red decorative cloth, spine faded. £85
- WALKER Theodore. WANDERINGS EASTWARD; a Diary of Travels in Egypt, Palestine, Syria, Turkey and Greece, in 1885. G W Partridge, 1886. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 146, frontispiece, illustrations, original black blind-stamped cloth, a corner rubbed but very good and clean. £195
- WALLACE Harold Frank. THE BIG GAME OF CENTRAL AND WESTERN CHINA; being an Account of a Journey from Shanghai to London Overland across the Gobi Desert. London: John Murray, 1913. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xviii, 318, illustrations, maps, original blue decorative cloth, spine faded, covers stained. £380
- WARBURTON Eliot. THE CRESCENT AND THE CROSS; or, Romance and Realities of Eastern Travel. Henry Colburn, 1845. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xvi, 389; viii, 433, 2 tinted frontispieces, 13 textual illustrations, 19th century brown boards with recent brown calf spines, library stamps on verso of title-page. £150
- WARBURTON Robert. EIGHTEEN YEARS IN THE KHYBER 1879-1898. John Murray, 1900. 
Reprint, 8vo, pp 18, 351, folding map, illustrations, brown half calf (1930), gilt spine with raised bands, Eton binding. £120
The reprinted edition came out 4 months after the first edition.
- WARD Michael. EVEREST, A THOUSAND YEARS OF EXPLORATION. A Record of Mountaineering, Geographical Exploration, Medical Research and Mapping. The Ernest Press, 2003 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo pp xxiv, 350, original plum cloth, dust-jacket, fine. £150
Signed by the author.
- WATERFIELD Gordon. SULTANS OF ADEN. John Murray, 1968. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiii, 267, maps, illustrations, original red cloth, dust-jacket. £25
- WENYON Charles. ACROSS SIBERIA; on the Great Post Road. Charles Kelly, 1898. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp 240, photographic frontispiece, folding map, illustrations, original green decorative cloth. £40
- WILBRAHAM Richard. TRAVELS IN THE TRANS-CAUCASIAN PROVINCES OF RUSSIA; and Along the Southern Shore of the Lakes of Van and Urumiah, in the Autumn and Winter of 1837. John Murray, 1839. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xviii, 477, folding map, frontispiece, 4 tinted plates, contemporary brown half calf, some light scufffing at head of spine, spine slightly faded, internally very clean. £800
- WILDE W R. NARRATIVE OF A VOYAGE TO MADEIRA, TENERIFFE, INCLUDING A VISIT TO ALGIERS, EGYPT, PALESTINE, TYRE, RHODES, TELMESSUS, CYPRUS, AND GREECE; with Observations on the Present State and Prospects of Egypt and Palestine and on the Climate, Natural History, Antiquities, etc, of the Countries Visited. Dublin: Wm Curry, 1840. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xiv, 464; viii, 495; 2 plans, illustrations, contemporary green half calf, a handsome set. £600
- WILSON Arnold. THROUGH PERSIA BY CARAVAN. Harper Bros, 1877. 
First US Edition, 8vo, pp 491, original brown cloth, a little fading to a joint. £80
Part of the Modern World series.
- WILSON Arnold. THROUGH PERSIA BY CARAVAN. Harper Bros, 1877. 
First US Edition, 8vo, pp 491, original brown cloth, slight wear to head and tail. £70
Part of the Modern World series.
- WILSON Ernest Henry. A NATURALIST IN WESTERN CHINA; with Vasculum, Camera, and Gun; being some account of eleven years' travel, exploration, and observations in the more remote parts of the flowery kingdom. London: Methuen, nd [1914.] 
Second Edition, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxxvii, 251; xi, 229; map, 101 illustrations, some very light occasional foxing, original red cloth, a very good set. £450
- WINSTON W R. FOUR YEARS IN UPPER BURMA. C H Kelly, 1892. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 266, 10 advertisements, frontispiece, coloured folding map, numerous textual illustrations (some full-page), original brown decorative cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover. £200
Cordier INDOSINICA 426.
- WOLFF Joseph. JOURNAL OF THE REV JOSEPH WOLFF; in a Series of Letters to Sir Thomas Bain; containing an account of his missionary labours from the years 1827 to 1831; and from the years 1835 to 1838. London: James Burns, 1839. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 402, contemporary black half calf, a very good clean copy. £750
- WOLFF Joseph. NARRATIVE OF A MISSION TO BOKHARA, IN THE YEARS 1843-1845; to Ascertain the Fate of Colonel Stoddard and Captain Conolly. John Parker, 1846. 
Fourth Edition, 8vo, pp xxvii, (i), 515, portrait frontispiece, original green blind stamped cloth, spine faded and worn, joint split at head and tail. £380
Presentation copy signed in three languages.
- WONG-QUINCY J. CHINESE HUNTER. Robert Hale, nd [1938.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 383, illustrations, original yellow cloth, very good. £75
- WOOD Herbert. THE SHORES OF LAKE ARAL. Smith, Elder, 1876. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxvii, 352, 2 folding maps (1 of West Turkestan in pocket), original green decorative cloth, near fine. £650
'He accompanied the Grand Duke Constantine's expedition, sent under the auspices of the Imperial Russian Geographical Society to examine the Amu Darya. He published in 1876 the results of his travels...should be read by all who would thoroughly understand the difficulties with which the Russians have to contend in Central Asia.' DNB
- WOODTHORPE Robert G. THE LUSHAI EXPEDITION 1871-1872. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1873. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp vi, 338, frontispiece, map, contemporary brown half calf, a very good copy with minimal rubbing. £380
Woodthorpe was in the Royal Engineers and served in several areas on the Sub-continent. This campaign was in the North East of the country.
- WORSFOLD W Basil. A VISIT TO JAVA; with an Account of the Founding of Singapore. London: Richard Bentley, 1893. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 283, illustrations, map, original pink decorative cloth, spine faded with small wear to head and tail. £195
- WRIGHT Daniel (Ed). HISTORY OF NEPAL; Translated from the Parbatiya by Munshi Shew Shunker Singh and Munshi Shri Gunanand: with an introductory sketch of the country and people of Nepal. Cambridge: University Press, 1877. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xv, 324, 16 plates (13 tinted, 1 folding), stamp in margin of a text sheet, original green cloth, small loss of cloth at head of spine, internally a very clean copy. £850
- WRIGHT Thomas. THE LIFE OF COL FRED BURNABY. London: Everett, 1908. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxiv, 311, 10, illustrations, foxing to edges of pages, original black cloth, rubbed at edges. £115
- [XI SHICHEN.] ALBUM OF HUMAN FIGURES. np, nd, [1920.] 
FIRST EDITION, 235x157mm, 8 double-page watercolour illustrations on thick boards of people in landscapes, all with red seals, minor repair not affecting image, traditional Chinese leporello-style binding of green-grey patterned silk over boards with cartouche (author/artist and title) on upper cover, however this would appear to be fictitious since the style of illustration seems much more modern than the work of Xi Shichen (1488-unknown). £280
These delightful illustrations may have been intended for a children's story book.
- YULE Henry & BURNELL A C. HOBSON-JOBSON; a Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, Geographical and Discursive. Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985. 
Reprint of Second Edition, 8vo, pp xi, viii, 1021, original orange cloth, dust-jacket, very good. £50
- ZHANG ZEDUAN [ZHENG DAO, ZHANG ZERUI]. QING MING SHANG HE TU Along the River During Qing Ming Festival. np, nd, [1900.] 
FIRST EDITION, 3.86m x 0.268m, multi-fold panorama printed in black on tan silk with red seals and a little additional colour, looks very similar to the version of the Qingming Scroll now in the Palace Museum in Beijing, mid-brown, floral-patterned silk brocade-covered boards with lettering-piece on upper cover, fine. £300
This 'painting-along-the-river' was originally created in the 12th century during the transitional period from the Northern Song to the Southern Song Dynasty, and was instrumental in the early history of the Chinese art style known as Shan Shui. A very attractive item showing the life of Chinese people living by the river in the 12th century.