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HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest.

HUNT, John. The Ascent of Everest.

London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1953.


8vo. Original cloth, in original dust-wrapper; pp. xx, 300; 64 illustrations from photographs including 8 coloured, maps, plans and illustrations to text; very slight rubbing to extremities…

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JONES, David. ELIOT, T.S. (Introductory Note) In…

Copy No. 1 of this epic prose poem

JONES, David. ELIOT, T.S. (Introductory Note) In Parenthesis. Seinnyessit e gledyf ym penn mameu.

Faber and Faber. 1961.


8vo., original blue buckram , spine lettered on a grey backround within a gilt panel. With frontispiece and full page plate at the rear both by David Jones, and a map in the text. A fine…

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JÄGER, Dr. Gustav. Bericht über ein fast…

with early photographs

JÄGER, Dr. Gustav. Bericht über ein fast vollständiges Skelet von Palapteryx ingens über dessen Restauration und die davon angefertigten Gypsabgüsse; mit einigen Bemerkungen über die Aufstellung der Vogelskelete überhaupt.

Wien, Wilhelm Braumüller, 1863.


4to. Original printed wrappers; pp. 12; two large format photographs; slightly soiled, else very good, now contained in a purpose-made flapcase.First edition. At the time of writing…

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[HUXLEY, Thomas Henry]. FOSTER, Professor Sir…

[HUXLEY, Thomas Henry]. FOSTER, Professor Sir Michael and Professor E. Ray LANKESTER [editors]. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley [--Supplementary Volume].

Macmillan and Co. Ltd., 1898-1903.


8vo, 5 volumes. Original red cloth, gilt spines, partially unopened; pp. I: xvi, 606, 32 plates; II: xii, 612, 39 plates; III: xii, 622, 30 plates, 2 maps; IV: xii, 689, 28 plates; V…

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DEVARE, Gopinath. Views of Baroda.

DEVARE, Gopinath. Views of Baroda.

Bombay, Devare & Co., [c. 1919].


Oblong folio. Original red crushed morocco, spine with raised bands, compartments ornamented in gilt, front cover decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, red endpapers…

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LUND, Aage (1892-1972). Norsk Lax (Norwegian…

LUND, Aage (1892-1972). Norsk Lax (Norwegian Salmon).

Original lithograph with colour as published by Oscar Fredericksen, Fiskehuset No 1, printed by A/S Kruckow-Waldorff Denmark, c.1910. 850 x 600 mm.

From the golden age before fish farming, when all the salmon you could buy was wild.


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HOMANN, Johann Baptiste (1664-1724). Insvlae…

HOMANN, Johann Baptiste (1664-1724). Insvlae Danicae. (Map of Denmark).

Original copper engraving with hand colour as published in Homann's Maoir Atlas, Nuremberg, c.1720. 520 x 615 mm.

With decorative cartouche showing the coat of arms of the Kingdom and inset view of Copenhagen.


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