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1 anon, poss Karl Baedeker Baedeker Guide Automobile LA SUISSE. Guide officiel de l'Automobile-Club de Suisse. 36 cartes et plans, 82 croquis.Edité en vertu d'une licence accordée par Baedekers Autoführer-Verlag Stuttgart.
Fribourg & Bruxelles Baedeker Guides Automobiles 1955 Hard Back, {boards) Almost Mint 13 x 23cm Approx 
Stiff cardboard, 320 pages + foldout colour map rear. Condition Binding Very Good very minor marks front, contents almost mint, no signs of use, including red cotton page marker, no inscriptions etc.. All French text. Has various colour maps, some full pages with page numbers others not, also some colour maps in text, and b/w illustrations within text. Seems to be the Official Club of Switzerland Automotive Guide. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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2 Anon, Various The Quarterly Review, Vol. 142 (July & October, 1876) inc Horace Walpole, Tales Traditions of the Eskimo, 8 months in Rome, Canal Suez, Parliamentary papers & more.
Lon John Murray 1876 First Edition in This Form 14.5 x 22.5cm Approx 
Horace Walpole, Tales Traditions of the Eskimo, Rome, Suez Canal 282 pages + iv +68page Macmillan book catalogue,+ 20 page Mr. Murray’s book catalogue front + 22 pages of various different adverts at rear… Original brown paper covers poor with some loss, contents, mostly very good, clean & tight. No inscriptions, a few pages with folded corners. Quarterly Review Page numbers 304-586. ..Quiet rare as with over 100 pages of adverts, that are not used when bound by an owner as a hardback. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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3 Barber, John B Barber & Atkinson, George Atkinson (Taken & described by ) Lakeland Passes : Including Some Charming Walks Through the District
Ulverston James Atkinson 1928 2nd Edition Hard Back 12.5 x 18.5cm Approx 
69 pages + 5 pages ads rear, Yellow/black Binding good for age, minor edge wear, small tear spine. Contents Very Good to mint inc. fold-out map front, no inscriptions etc. 13 plates (12 illustrations + 1 fold-out map). browning to front & rear endpage only due to glue used by original binder of covers. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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4 Browne, Edward G (Granville) Browne. 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 1887-8
Belgium Time-Life Books 1985 Gilt Embossed Leather 15 x 22cm Approx 
ix + 594 pages + folding colour map + publisher ads rear. Padded brown Leather/ binding with red and gilt borders, all edges gilt, 5 band red/gilt Titled section spine in very good condition, Contents Very good, clean & tight, no inscriptions. in almost new condition. Browne journeyed throughout Persia.He was the first western academic to meet Baha'u'llah, Prophet-Founder of the Baha'i Faith and contains many references to The Bab, his followers and his martyrdom.One of the finest 19th Century books on the people and culture, this account of a years exploration of Persia ( now Iran) by Edward Granville Brown, lead him to became regarded as a foremost expert on Persia. Facsimile of the 1893 First Edition of Adam and Charles Black.. In the 1980's Time life brought out a series of photographically produced reproductions of important travel books (Classics of Exploration) appears unread. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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5 Butler, B. C. (Benjamin Clapp Butler ) The summer tourist; descriptive of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Co's railroads, and their Summer resorts! Season of 1880
General Passenger Department, Delaware and Hudson Canal 1880 First Edition Unbound Good 12 x 18cm. Approx 
180 pages + 28 pages of adverts, many illustrations within the text & 10 full page illustrations. Condition Good & clean, no inscriptions, 1st advert front is detached. Lacks the binding. old strip of paper glued to last page by spine covering last letter of 3 lines only. Very Rare. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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6 Cable, George W. The Creoles of Louisiana
London & Ediburgh Nimmo 1885 First Edition 
Basicly Good. First Edition. 15 x 20.5cm.approx. with more than 43 illustrations,good red & gilt covers ,coat of arms of Newport grammer school in gilt to front cover, & awarded prize "Newport grammer school" 1897. in good condition with marbled end pages 320 pages . 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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7 Callaway, Godfrey Callaway Pioneers in Pondoland. (Transkei, South Africa) Foreword by the Ven J.W. Leary .
Lovedale, South Africa The Lovedale Press 1938 First Edition ? Hard Back Good 14 x 22.cm Approx 
Title page states Published by The Lovedale Press in South Africa, and obtainable in Britain from The Livingstone Press in London. Undated but BL dates it as 1938. xi + 199 pages + 8 plates ( one Map + 7 photographic plates protected by a tissue sheet with printed description). Red Binding good, rubbed corners/spine. Contents Mostly very good, clean & tight, no inscriptions, But has stained edges to a number of page. This is a history of the pioneers ( mostly Church missionaries) in Pondoland (now also known as Transkei), Eastern Cape province, South Africa, Became nominally-independent in 1976. Finally reincorporated into South Africa in 1994. Also known as the Transkei. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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8 Coufopoulos, Demetrius Coufopoulos A Guide to Constantinople ( now Istanbul )
London Adam and Charles Black 1910 Decorative Card Fine 11.5 x 17 Cm. Approx Goble, Warwick Goble 
Half Title page + Title page + iv + 199 pages + 6 pages of adverts (3 front+3 rear ) + 8 colour illustrated pages. Binding Flexible card/cloth Good with some minor staining & wear. Contents Fair, tight as has been re-glued to spine at some time. Inside cover stamp of original book shop (Dirmikis & Son, English Bookshop in Constantinople) , pencil inscription just visible on half title page, minor staining to a couple of pages. ageing to advert pages front/rear. Only plan of Mosque, Lacks chart & both maps, One ill torn with loss by spine. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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9 D'Aubigne, J. H. Merle D'Aubigne D.D. Germany, England, and Scotland Or, Recollections of a Swiss Minister
Lomdon Simpkin Marshal 1848 First Edition Quarter -Leather Hard Back Good 14 x 20.5cm Approx 
xvi + 506 pages, Binding in good condition, minor rubbing. 1/4 leather, raised bands to spine, gilt design, with title on red leather label to spine. Contents very good, clean & tight with exception of minor foxing to a few pages front/rear. No inscriptions, just a decorative bookplate inside front of Joseph Clark Rutherford ( poss. Joseph Clarke Rutherford, Gentleman farmer & magistrate of Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland). Published by Simpkin Marshal, London, + Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh., & W. Curry, Dublin. A good tight copy. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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10 Dickens , Edited By Charles Dickens Dickens's Dictionary of the Thames, from Its Source to the Nore ( River Thames)
London MacMillan & Co 1883 Reading Copy 12 x 16.5cm. Approx 
276 pages including advert section to rear + endpaper adverts. Binding thin boards so called either hardback or soft back. Original green cloth with black lettering fair/poor as dulled, minor staining and creasing. Contents mostly very good, some minor ageing. various full page maps. Lacks Title page, but has printed 1883 date to front cover. A very good reading copy. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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11 Dutcher, Addison P. Dutcher MD Two voyages to Europe: What I saw and learned in Great Britain, France, Switzerland and Germany.
Cleveland House of Evangelical Association 1884 First Edition / Presentation Copy Hard Back Fair/good 14.5 x 21cm Approx Signed /dedicated by Author
347pages., contains an original CDV photograph portrait of author's travelling companions tipped-in on frontice page, + 16 woodcuts in the text. Condition, Binding Fair with edge rubbing, minor loss top/base of spine, stain rear top corner. Contents good, tight, folded corner to title page, inside near front is inscribed "presented to ? ? Gyle (by) A. P. Dutcher" hard to read as in a very shaky hand. Book is about two summer trips to Europe 1881 & 1883, are described,some in great detail by Dutton an American physician from Cleveland, including the social habits of Londoners, the cemeteries of Paris, The tobacco shops of Paris, a visit to 3 principal cities of Ireland, also includes his boat trips from America, Great Britain ( mostly London & Ireland), France, Germany and small bit about Basel Switzerland. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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12 Dutt, William A. Dutt (William Alfred Dutt ) A Popular Guide to Norfolk
London Methuen & Co 1904 First Edition Paperback 15 x 22cm Approx 
124 pages, undated believed 1904. Binding Poor, lacks spine, front & 1st page detached with edge tears/loss. Contents are fair, with general ageing of paper throughout and some corner folds and some edge wear. Considering they seem to have been published using poor quality paper that makes them very fragile. This is now a rare booklet. This is mostly a tight copy, no owner names & no repairs. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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13 Evans, Arthur Evans (part by Austin Clare) ( Haydock, Lancashire) unique 1890 scrap album of a visit to The Passion Play at Ober Ammergau Oberammergau + 1890 Thomas Cook's arrangements for Ober Ammergau + Our pilgrimage to Oberammergau c1880 + various extras inc flyers, letters etc. (See all scans).
Most Unique parts + Thomas Cook 1890 Unique Unpublished Original Paper Covers Good Unique 18 x 23cm Approx 
over 114 pages + various extras. Incudes 50 pages mostly from paper/magazines + 5 leaflets mostly re the Oberammergau Organ Fund + a Thomas Cook 1890 receipt for the trip,+ flyer + 2 page part passport form, + another 1890 letter from Thomas Cook + complete 32 page Thomas Cook's programme and time tables of arrangements for Ober Ammergau,inc. exstensions, visits to palaces, the Tyrol etc. (appart from lacking map, looks complete with paper covers). + 16 page Our pilgrimage to Oberammergau c1880 poss part of a copy of The Newbury House magazine. + 2 page part passport form, + other extras + Also at rear 16 pages (mostly about the Rhine area) mostly from papers/magazines + letter , + receipt, + 3 pages drawings + other extras. Binding poor, contents mostly good,mostly printed, some part hand written, also some inscriptions & some notes. A unique 1890 notebook, used as the scrap album by Arthur Evans of Haydock, near St. Helens, Lancashire of his 1st trip by Thomas Cook travel to Oberammergau. From the net found out that Arthur Evans was a member of the local mine owning family and a great patron of the arts, and had been a generous benefactor and church official at St James' the Great at Haydock since its consecration in 1866. He first saw the Oberammergau Passion Play in 1890, and was so impressed that he gave a series of lectures on the play, his audiences including the Archbishop of Canterbury, Prince Christian, son-in-law of Queen Victoria, and many other dignitaries. In 1896 he had gone to Oberammergau to recover after an illness, but died from an accidentally self-inflicted shot wound there on August 7th, 1896. He was greatly liked and respected in Oberammergau, and reports said that almost the whole village population attended his funeral, a great tribute as he was not of their faith. During his lifetime, he was a fervent supporter of St James' and its clergy, acting as sacristan and churchwarden at various times. He married Mary Sherlock, the daughter of the rector of Holy Trinity, Downall Green, in 1872, and lived at the Homestead, Haydock near St James'. Some scans only part of page, inc. foldout illustration. 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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14 Hoursch, G . ( Georg Hoursch) Guide des Bords du Rhin! (c1910 )
Cologne Hoursch & Bechstedt 2nd Edition Card paperback Very Good 11.5 x 17cm Approx 
4 + 86 pages + 3 coloured maps + 1 double page coloured map + 5 fold-out coloured maps (also with various b/w maps, some in text & illustrations. Condition, Binding good with exception of splitting to spine. Contents very good, clean & tight (all colour maps very good, no splitting ). no inscriptions, a couple of corner tip folds. A practical guide with all French text. Not dated, c 1910 though has 1902 date to publishers design on title page, but may be date publishers started, also states 2nd. Edition, also small later newspaper cut-out of c1913. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Routes operated by Imperial Airways & Companies in Association ( 1937 Imperial Airways Poster ) + original postal tube., Imperial Airways
15 Imperial Airways Routes operated by Imperial Airways & Companies in Association ( 1937 Imperial Airways Poster ) + original postal tube.
London Imperial Airways 1937 1st Edition with original tube 64 x 102 cm (2ft 1” x 3ft 4” Gardner, James Gardner 
Gardner, James Gardner Routes operated by Imperial Airways & Companies in Association ( 1937 Imperial Airways Poster ) + original postal tube. Imperial Airways London 1937 64 x 102 cm (2ft 1” x 3ft 4” ) £1,000 A travel poster entitled ''Routes operated by Imperial Airways and Companies in Association'' Aviation posters aircraft aeroplane history Original poster in good condition, Very bright poster, minor scattered foxing, mostly to sides, small edge tear, minimal edge creasing, corner tip fold. This poster has spent almost all it's life rolled up in it's original tube. The Tube is brown, one end covered the other end open, with a Yellow/black label printed “ From Imperial Airways” with a typed name and address of person sent to (Mrs. Charles Hadley) and the printed business postal stamp “2d” (2 old pence) & “London SW1, 28.IX.37” (posted from London SW1 on 28th September 1937). As this poster is very rare, most likely this is unique and the only poster still rolled up in it's original Imperial Airways tube. This wonderful poster shows the routes represented on a map of world with two globes; images of one aeroplane and one seaplane (Armstrong Whitworth Ensign and Short Empire Flying Boat) fly from top right hand corner; route maps show the various routes operated by Imperial Airways and companies in association, routes projected or under investigation for operation by or in conjunction with some routes operated by other air transport companies; in different colours. "Ensign" and "Empire" flying boats with stats shown; multicolour poster on paper. Printed in Great Britain by Curwen Press Ltd, London, and published by Imperial Airways Ltd, printed ref details bottom left “1A/P/191 20m 5/37” which seems to imply the first printing May 1937. Imperial Airways were founded in 1924 by the British Government, acquiring the assets of existing airlines to form the national carrier of the country. In 1939 Imperial Airways became the British Overseas Airways Corporation /BOAC, & in 1971 became British Airways. From net also found out the artist was James Gardner 1908-1995. Overall this is a genuine original 1937 poster on paper,n rolled up and in the original 1937 tube. Poster in good condition, very bright colours, some foxing mostly to sides, minimal edge creasing small edge tear etc. So original, no repairs or alterations like linen backed.Please note as rolled up for so long, the items to side are just clips to hold poster flat to take the photograph of the poster. 
Price: 1000.00 GBP
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16 J.C. Beltrami (former Judge of a Royal Court in the ex-Kingdom of Italy ) A Pilgrimage in Europe and America Vol 1 Only (of 2)
London Hunt and Clarke 1828 First Edition 
First Edition. 5 1/2"x 9" Approx. frontice illusration of AUTHORin his dress when among the (RED) Indians.472 pages +76 pages ( inc Dedication to THE FAIR SEX ) at front +fold out map of Karlsruhe+page listing 86 places +fold out map of Palace Gardens belonging to The Grand Duke of Baden @ SCHWETZINGEN +page of referances. This is vol 1 only EUROPE incEngish aristocracy,House of Commons,Westminster Abbey ,Lawyers, Physicians & lots more about England and Europe from an outside position ,At such an important time for England & Europe.Original brown trade covers detatched ,no spine. contents pretty good, some creaces to maps .no handwriting . a nice clear illustration of author in Red Indian dress with no major faults, 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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17 James Hogg , the Ettrick Shepherd A Tour in the Highlands in 1803, a Series of Letters to Sir Walter Scott.
Paisley : & London Alexander Gardner 1888 First Edition 18 x 22cm Approx 
Very Rare 1st edition, .. 118 pages, in Original paper/card binding,, Very Good for age just minor dirt & small loss top/base of spine. & corner tip fold. .. contents mostly Good clean & tight just some corner tip folds , and a few pencil notes ., early/ poss original owners signature to 1st page & note opposite stating "Very few of this printed and will be soon very scarce, HM?" & loose is unfinished letter on impressed paper ( poss House of Parliament paper) .. infact at time of putting this on, i could not find another Genuine copy for sale. ( this being the 1st printing as a book, originally just printed in the Scottish Review) 
Price: 225.00 GBP
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18 Johnson, Robert Wayne Through the Heart of the South, the Seaboard Air Line Railway Story
Erin / North York , Canada Boston Mills Press / Stoddart Publishing 1995 1-55046-144-3 / 9781550461442 First Edition Very Good 22.5 x 29.5cm Approx 
160 glossy pages,with lots of B/w illustrations most from antique photographs, .Hardback brown buckram covers condition fine, Dust Jacket Very Good & not price clipped, Contents Fine with no inscriptions, Robert Johnson's unbeatable book on the Seaboard railroad, born in '39 now a judge,but much earlier he worked for the line in his vacations while growing up as his father & Grandfather worked on the Line & it was always part of his life & upbringing . note railway name & has nothing to do with Aeroplane's & it is just great fully illustrated book on the Railway , printed on gloss style paper, Looks unread with no sign's of use. *** as weight is approx 1 liko, surcharge to outside U.K, ... Europe £3 & other inc USA £8 airmail (or very Slow surface/ship Europe £2 & other inc USA £5) also outside UK if you wish to be insured + £3.50,, all outside UK please email 1st. 
Price: 38.00 GBP
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19 M.D*** ( Dezallier D'Argenville) Voyage Pttoresque Des Environs De Paris , Ou Description Des Maisons Royales,chateaux Et,ect
Paris: Chez De Bure, 1768 
Troisieme Edition. 4" X 6 3/4" Approx. 462pages+24 to front +6 to rear +decorative full page illustrated frontice by Huquier in good condition. A sound ( Leather) rebound copy incorperating the Original speckled brown leather covers , Contents are very good, old/original multicolerd end pages . NO inscriptions ect. apart from a few very tiny marks the contents are FINE. 
Price: 160.00 GBP
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20 Marquis & Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair More Cracks with 'We Twa'
London Methuen & Co .Ltd 1929 First Edition A Hard Back 15 x 23cm Approx 
X + 331 pages + 8 page publisher’s book list rear ,+38 illustrations mostly photographs on 31 un-numbered pages. Binding of Red & gilt cloth hardback in Good condition, Contents Very Good, clean & tight with no inscriptions. Contents include : Queen Victoria's Court in the 'Seventies (1870s); London Society in the 'Seventies (1870s); Round the World in 1887; Mission Work in India in 1887;Australia and New Zealand in 1887; To America 1887; Our First B.C. Home (Canada); Ober-Ammergau in 1899 (Oberammergau) ; May Sanderson the Buchan crofter artist, More about Romania, etc. etc and some wonderful period photographs including Royalty. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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