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London:Morgan and Scott. (1907). xxiv +472pp + 8pp. Illustrated, including folding map at rear. Hardcover. Ex-libris with remains of sticker to lower spine edge and remains of a bookplate on the 1st free end-page. No other marks or signatures or stamps found. In very good, clean condition. Some soiling to boards with wear to spine ends. Gilt still bright on cover, dulled on spine. Looks like top of spine may have had an additional sticker at one time. Internally, aside from the remains of the book plate, a very good, clean copy. Binding is tight and hinges intact.
New York:Harper and Brothers, Publishers for the Council on Foreign Relations. 1936. 1st edition. xii+293pp. Illustrated with 9 plates (including frontispiece) and 3 maps (1 folding). Hardcover. Green boards lightly soiled and shelfworn along edges. Gilt on spine dulled. Edge points bumped. Interally, a previous owners name and date is inked to the 1st free end page with a "Compliments of the Author" card attached to the inside front board. Otherwise, pages clean and bright. The binding is tight and hinges intact. A very good, clean copy.
[no place]; [Kobunsha, a.k.a. Hasegawa], [ca. 1886]. Softcover. Illustrated in color. 26 pp. Printed on folded crepe paper leaves. Approximately100mmx150mm. Bound with two silk ties (present). Good condtion. Covers are age toned with some handling grime and deterioration with loss of material in the lower 20mm of front. Spine fabric missing about 50%. Inside is fairly clean with an owner's penned name, scattered spots, handling grime and a couple small dampstains. A fairy tale told in English by translator B.H. Chamberlain, illustrated with lovely color illustrations by Hasegawa, and printed on delicate folded crepe paper. (cfm)
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers. 1899. Two volumes. First Edition. Illustrated with nearly 300 illustrations from sketches and photographs by the author. Ex-library. Top edge gilt, foredge deckled. xviii+649pp, and xii+ pages 651-1255. Good+ condition. Covers moderately worn with cracks/soiling to spine fabric, and bumped corners; gilt title and cover decoration still bright. Library markings include spine numbering, sticker to front pastedown, and internal margin stamps. Otherwise internally clean, square and securely bound. Both maps present and in excellent condition. A profusely illustrated account of Swedish explorer Hedin's expedition through Asia duriing 1893-1897. (cfm)
VOYAGE OF HIS MAJESTY'S SHIP ALCESTE, ALONG THE COAST OF COREA, TO THE ISLAND OF LEWCHEW; WITH AN ACCOUNT OF HER SUBSEQUENT SHIPWRECK
London: John Murray. 1818. Second edition. Hardcover, no jacket. 323pp. Illustrated with b/w frontis and five color plates. Half leather with five raised bands to spine. Ex-library. Fair condition. Front cover is detached from binding but still connected to endpapers, causing some tearing to them. Boards and spine are heavily worn, with the top sixth of spine leather missing. Age toning and scattered foxing throughout. Title page has two small strips glued to cover up some handwriting. Five colored plates with tissue guards are all present and in good shape, though there is a small library stamp on each of them. The pages are squarely and securely bound. The story of the voyage to Lewchew (now Ryukyu) by the ship's surgeon. (cfm)
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