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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
- 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. WRECK AND LOSS OF THE SHIP 'FANNY'; Capt Robertson, on her Passage from Bombay to China, November 29, 1803, including particulars of the tremendous hurricanes called typhoons, and the wonderful preservations of the greater part of the crew; after remaining near six weeks on a reef composed of sharp rocks, and their surprising voyage of eleven hundred miles in two ill-constructed rafts; also escape of three officers in an open boat from the cannibals of Tate Island. Thomas Tegg, nd [1805.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 28, large folding plate (shipwreck), some occasional foxing, recent brown quarter cloth. £250
- 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. London: Tinsley Bros, 1877. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xv, 333; xi, 325; half calf with morocco labels, library stamps on verso of title-pages and last leaves only. £300
- 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
- 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.
- BARROW John. A VOYAGE TO COCHIN CHINA IN THE YEARS 1792 AND 1793. T Cadell, 1806. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp xx, 447, 2 folding maps, 19 hand coloured aquatints, a folding plate with some foxing, recent brown half calf, new endpapers, good. £1350
John Barrow went to China with Lord McCartney as his private secretary. He then went with McCartney to South Africa. Later he became a founder member of the Royal Geographical Society.
- 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
- 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.
- BOWRING John. THE KINGDOM AND PEOPLE OF SIAM; with a Narrative of the Mission to that Country in 1855. John W Parker, 1857. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp x, (ii), 482; vi, (ii), 446, advertisements; folding map, 3 folding facsimiles of signatures etc, mounted lithographic frontispiece portrait of the author on India paper in vol 2, 15 coloured lithographs (some heightened with gold), original green blind stamped cloth, spine a little faded, a very good, clean set. £880
"In 1855 he visited Bangkok in Siam (= Thailand) and successfully negotiated a commercial treaty with King Mongkut. However, the treaty provoked strong opposition in England from Lord Shaftesbury and others because it contained clauses facilitating importation of opium intyo Siam." Howego Cordier Indosinica 977. Howego B66
- BOWRING John. A VISIT TO THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. London: Smith Elder, 1859. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp vi, (ii), 434, half-title, title-page with vignette, 8 tinted wood-engravings, some textual illustrations and maps, water stain on fore-edge of plates, slight foxing to frontispiece, contemporary prize half calf, gilt stamp on upper cover, m.e, spine richly gilt, a trifle rubbed. £450
The author as superintendent of trade in China and for some time governor of Hong Kong sailed in HMS 'MAGICIENNE' to Manila and other ports to establish better trade relations. He is well-known for his work on decimal currency. Abbey TRAVEL 560; Tavera 402
- 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 scarce pamphlet. £85
- BROWNE E G. A YEAR AMONGST THE PERSIANS; Impressions as to the Life, Character, and Thought of the People of Persia: received during twelve months' residence in that country in the years 1887-1888. A & C Black, 1893. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp ix, 594, advertisements, folding map, original blue cloth, a joint and head and tail of spine rubbed, internally clean. £200
- 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.
- BURCKHARDT Johann Ludwig. TRAVELS IN ARABIA; Comprehending an Account of these Territories in Hedjaz which the Mohammedans regard as sacred. Henry Colburn: 1829. 
Second Edition, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxii, 452; iv, 431; 5 folding maps (the large folding map repaired at folds), contemporary black half calf, original marbled boards, head and tail of spines rubbed, a good set. £950
The first edition was published the same year as the second but in quarto format.
Burckhardt travelled in Arab disguise, making notes clandestinely, performing the rites of pilgrimage at Mekkah as though a Muslim. He was a remarkable character who "...possessed the highest qualifications of a traveller. Daring and yet prudent, a close and accurate observer, with an intimate knowledge of the people among whom he travelled, their manners and their language, he was able to accomplish feats of exploration which to others would have been impossible." DNB DNB p393
- 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.
- BURNABY Fred. A RIDE TO KHIVA; Travels and Adventures in Central Asia. Cassell, nd [1875.] 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xviii, 487, advertisments, 3 coloured folding maps, original red decorative cloth, re-backed using original spine, internally good and clean. £250
- 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. THE ROAD TO OXIANA. Macmillan, 1937. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 341, maps, illustrations, original blue cloth, small wear to head of spine, internally a good, clean copy. £220
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. 
Third Impression, 8vo, pp xvi, 304, coloured frontispiece, illustrations, folding map, original green decorative cloth, a near fine copy. £100
- 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
- CARNE John. LETTERS FROM THE EAST. London: Henry Colburn, 1826. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxiv, 593, coloured aquatint frontispiece (Camp of Hassan, a Bedouin Chief), contemporary brown half calf, joints and corners a little rubbed. £350
- CASTLEREAGH, Viscount. A JOURNEY TO DAMASCUS; through Egypt, Nubia, Arabia Petraea, Palestine and Syria. Henry Colburn, 1847. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp viii, 291; vi, 308; advertisements, frontispieces, 8 plates, original decorative cloth, spines faded, upper cover Vol I faded in parts, small loss of cloth to head of spine Vol I, wear at heads and tails of spines, inner hinge cracked. Scarce. £550
- CHANDLER Richard. TRAVELS IN ASIA MINOR; or, an Account of a Tour made at the Expense of the Society of Dilettanti. London: J Dodsley [et al], 1776. 
FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp xiv, xiii, (i) blank, (i) errata, (i) blank, 283, (1) advertisement, large folding engraved map, contemporary calf, original boards, scuffed in parts, but internally a fine copy of the scarce first edition. £600
- 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
- 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
- CHURCH Percy W. CHINESE TURKESTAN; with Caravan and Rifle. London: Rivingtons, 1901. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 207, "Swan Electric Engraving" frontispiece replicating the upper cover decoration, 24 photographic plates on 15 leaves, folding wood engraved map of Western China, showing the author's route in red, very light foxing to a few pages, brown decorative publisher's cloth, corners bumped, spine rubbed and faded a little, generally a very good copy of an important book. £220
Yakushi C115; Cordier SINICA 2863
- 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
- CORDINER James. A DESCRIPTION OF CEYLON; containing an Account of the Country, Inhabitants, and Natural Production; with narratives of a tour round the Island in 1800; the campaign in Candy in 1803, and a journey to Ramisseram in 1804. Longman, Hurs & Orme, 1807. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, quarto, pp xii, 445; vi, 360; frontispieces, map, plan, 21 plates (2 folding), contemporary brown diced calf, recently rebacked, very good with clean plates. £1000
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- HAECKEL Ernst. ARABISCHE KORALLEN; ein Ausflug nach den Krallenbanken des Rother Meeres und ein Blick in des Leben der Korallenthiere. Georg Reimer, 1876. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 49, title-page (hand-coloured), 5 plates (3 coloured), original grey boards, corners rubbed, upper cover stained in parts. £1250
Haeckel studied under Karl Gegenbaur at the University of Jena for 3 years, earning a doctorate in zoology. Haeckel met Darwin in 1866 in Kent, whom he admired. Haeckel believed that racial characteristics were acquired through interactions with the environment and that Ontogeny directly followed Phylogeny.
- 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. £1950
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. £11500
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
- HOLMES William Richard. SKETCHES ON THE SHORES OF THE CASPIAN. London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 412, frontispiece, 3 lithographs, 4 woodcuts, original purple blind stamped cloth, spine faded, small stains on upper part of lower cover and spine. £550
Not in Abbey.
- 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.
- HUBBACK Theodore R. ELEPHANT AND SELADANG HUNTING IN THE FEDERATED MALAY STATES. Rowland Ward, 1905. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, (iii), 288, (1) appendix, (1) imprint, textual illustrations, original red cloth lettered in gilt, t.e.g., near fine. £850
"A long-time resident in Malaya, Hubback recounts his numerous hunting trips after elephant and seladang. Travelling from Singapaore to the Pertang River and Kenawan, he collected several seladang which he regarded with respect: "I have indeed seen a big seladang in his first rush snap a creeper as thick as a strong man's wrist - a creeper with which twenty men could easily play tug-of-war". Near the Pahang River, he successfully stalked and bagged several elephant." Czech pp107-8
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- LAWRENCE T E. SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. Jonathan Cape, 1935. 
First Trade Edition, quarto, pp 672, maps, illustrations, original brown decorative cloth, very good, dust-jacket (a little soiled). £250
- 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
- LYNCH H F B. ARMENIA; Travels and Studies. Longmans Green, 1901. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, large 8vo, pp xvi, 470; xii, 512; folding map in pocket, numerous maps and plans, some light marginal foxing, original blue and buff cloth, t.e.g, head and tail of spine, edges and corners lightly rubbed, nick in top edge of Vol II. £1250
Of this important work Vol 1 covers the Russian Provinces and Vol 2 the Turkish Provinces.
- 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.
- MASON George Henry. THE PUNISHMENTS OF CHINA. Wm Miller, 1808. 
FIRST EDITION, small folio, 22 hand-coloured plates with tissue guards, a page of text with inch tear in margin, neatly repaired, contemporary black grained morocco. £1150
- 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 blue cloth, recently rebacked, crisp. £550
- MERZBACHER Gottfried. THE CENTRAL TIAN-SHAN MOUNTAINS, 1902-1903. New York: Dutton, 1905. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 294, coloured folding map, 18 plates, original blue cloth, a very good clean copy. £680
Pages from the English Edition were bound in New York and published by Dutton.
"Mountain exploration on the Sino-Russian frontier. The author was a German climber and explorer, active in the Dolomites, Caucasus and ranges of central Asia." Neate Neate M85
- 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 Dorothy. BEYOND THE BOSPHORUS. London: Duckworth, 1926. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 224, illustrations, original blue cloth, slight fading at head and tail of spine, small nick to head of spine. £50
- 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 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.
- 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
- 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. SIGHTS AND SCENES IN FAIR JAPAN. Japan Imperial Govt Railways, nd [1910.] 
FIRST EDITION, oblong folio, 2 maps, 50 hand-coloured collotype plates on card with tissue guards, original coloured silk covers with traditional scenes, a.e.g, very good. £650
The plates are of traditional life, famous sights and views in Japan.
The work was reprinted throughout much of the 1910's in more common formats, with either all or most of the plates in black and white and in more traditional Western-style bindings.
- 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
- 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
- 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. 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
- PITTS Joseph. A FAITHFUL ACCOUNT OF THE RELIGION AND MANNERS OF THE MAHOMETANS; in which is a particular Relation of their Pilgrimage to Mecca... London: T Longman, 1738. 
Fourth Edition (corrected and with additions), 12mo, pp xxiv, 257, (3), 2 folding plates, contemporary speckled calf, recently re-backed, edges rubbed. £2200
- POLLOCK Arthur J. SPORTING DAYS IN SOUTHERN INDIA; being Reminiscences of Twenty Trips in Pursuit of Big Game, chiefly in the Madras Presidency. Horace Cox, 1894. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp xx, 262, frontispiece, 20 plates textual illustrations, original green decorative cloth, gilt vignette (tiger), near fine. £380
"An excellent work detailing the hunting of bear, panther, bison, tiger, elephant, various deer species, antelope, and ibex, mainly in the Madras state. There is also helpful advice in regards to travel, camping and even how to prepare for the monsoon season." Czech Czech p163
- 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
- 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
- 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
- RUSSAN Ashmore & BOYLE Frederick. THE ORCHID SEEKERS; a Story of Adventure in Borneo. Chapman & Hall, 1893. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 390, 8 plates, original green cloth. £200
- 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
- SCOTT Charles H. THE BALTIC, THE BLACK SEA, AND THE CRIMEA; comprising Travels in Russia, a Voyage down the Volga to Astrachan, and Tour through Crim Tartary. London: Richard Bentley, 1854. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 346, original red cloth, a very good, clean copy. £150
- 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
- STAUNTON George Thomas. NARRATIVE OF THE CHINESE EMBASSY TO THE KHAN OF THE TOURGOUTH TARTARS IN THE YEARS 1712, 13, 14 & 15; by the Chinese Ambassador, and Published by the Emperor's Authority at Pekin. London: John Murray, 1821. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxxix, 330, folding outlined coloured map, contemporary brown half calf, re-backed using original spine, very good. £2200
- 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
- STEWART C E. THROUGH PERSIA IN DISGUISE; with Reminiscences of the Indian Mutiny. Geo Routledge, 1911. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxiii, 430, 2 folding maps, portrait frontispiece, plates (2 coloured), original red cloth ,library label on front end-paper. £75
- 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.
- TERRY Edward. A VOYAGE TO EAST INDIA; wherein Some Things are Taken Notice of, in our passage thither, but many more in our abode there; within that rich and most spacious Empire of the Great Mogul... London: J Wilkie, 1777. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xix, 511, (2), portrait frontispiece, 3 plates, folding map (small tear in margin), 19th Century brown half calf, corners a little rubbed, a very good clean copy. £580
"Went to India as chaplain in the East India Company's fleet, 1616, and in a mission to Mandoa, 1617." The Concise Dictionary of National Biography III, p2947
- 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. £45
- 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
- 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.
- WESTON Walter. THE PLAYGROUND OF THE FAR EAST. John Murray, 1918. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, p0p 333, 2 maps, illustrations, original red cloth, dust-jacket, near fine. £500
The author introduced mountaineering to Japan.
- 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
- WILLS C J. IN THE LAND OF THE LION AND SUN; or, Modern Persia, being experiences of life in Persia during a residence of fifteen years in various parts of that country from 1866 to 1881. MacMillan, 1883. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 446, coloured frontispiece, newspaper reviews pasted onto the endpapers, original red decorative cloth, spine faded and worn at head and tail, small nick in a joint, clean internally. £95
Included is a 4-page letter from Dr Wills to Mrs Pierson. Captain Pierson was his boss in Persia.
- 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