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PARK, MUNGO: Travels in the Interior of Africa. (Intro. by J. Keay) Illus.; xxii+203pp. orig. cloth, Folio Society edit., 1984. Fine copy in slipcase. [ Ref: RGW15062] £10


PASCOE, J.: Unclimbed New Zealand Alpine Travel in the Canterbury and Westland Ranges, Southern Alps. Numerous photographic illus., folding map, index; 244pp. orig. cloth, 3rd impression, 1954. Very good copy in slightly frayed d.w. [ Ref: RGW14035] £10


PEARY, ROBERT E.: The North Pole. Folding map, photographic plates, index; xii+326pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1910, Time/Life, 1987. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19910] £10


PENNINGTON, L.E. (Ed.) SAMUEL PURCHAS. The Purchas Handbook Studies of the Life, Times and Writings of Samuel Purchas. 1577-1626. 2 vols. Illus., maps, index; cxxviii+811pp. orig. cloth, Hakluyt Society, 1997. Fine copies in d.w. [ Ref: RGW19567] £15


PETRONJ, STEFANO EGIDIO &DAVENPORT, JOHN: New Pocket Dictionary of the Italian, French, and English Languages. 2 vols in one as issued. vi+692+vi+450pp. 12mo orig. embossed black leather, worn on extremities, torn at head of spine, Dulau &Co, 1860. Scarce no copy of this editon on Copac. [ Ref: RGW19954] £25
*Based on the editors 'Nuovo dizionario italiano-inglese, inglese-italiano con traduzione francese' of 1824.

POCOCKE, RICHARD: Letters from Abroad: The Grand Tour Correspondence of Richard Pococke &Jeremiah Milles. Vol. 3 Letters from the East (1737-41). Edited by R. Finnegan. 15 plates, appendix, index; viii+328pp. Paperback. Pococke Press, 2013. [ Ref: RGW17835] £20
*This volume prints for the first time Pococke's original letters from Egypt and the Levant for the period covered in his published work 'A Description of the East'.

POCOCKE, RICHARD &MILLES, JEREMIAH: Letters from Abroad: The Grand Tour Correspondence of Richard Pococke &Jeremiah Milles. Vol. 1 Letters from the Continent (1733-34). Edited by R. Finnegan. 9 plates, appendices, index; viii+325pp. Paperback. Pococke Press, 2011. [ Ref: RGW17836] £20
*Richard Pococke and Jeremiah Milles were cousins who undertook two Grand Tours. This volume prints their letters from the first tour to Pococke's mother and Milles's uncle back in Ireland.

POCOCKE, RICHARD &MILLES, JEREMIAH: Letters from Abroad: The Grand Tour Correspondence of Richard Pococke &Jeremiah Milles. Vol. 2 Letters from the Continent (1736-37). Edited by R. Finnegan. Appendix, index; vi+298pp. Paperback. Pococke Press, 2012. [ Ref: RGW17837] £24
*Richard Pococke and Jeremiah Milles were cousins who undertook two Grand Tours. This volume prints their letters from the second tour to Pococke's mother and Milles's uncle back in Ireland.

POCOCKE, RICHARD &MILLES, JEREMIAH: Letters from Abroad: The Grand Tour Correspondence of Richard Pococke &Jeremiah Milles. (1733-41). 3 vols. Edited by R. Finnegan. Illus., appendices and indices. Paperback, Pococke Press, 2011-13. [ Ref: RGW17838] £55
*These volumes print the letters of the cousins Richard Pococke and Jeremiah Milles back to their relatives in Ireland. The last volume contains Pococke's letters from Egypt and the Levant for the period covered in his celebrated published work 'A Description of the East'.

PRODUCT &DESIGN. United Arab Emirates. colour photographs ; 159pp. Large 4to orig. cloth, 1st edit., Trieste, 1984. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW12068] £10


PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. PENFOLD, P.A. (Ed.): Maps and Plans in the Public Record Office. Vol. 3 Africa. Indexes; xiv+426pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., H.M.S.O., 1982. In d.w. [ Ref: RGW894] £10
*A well-described catalogue of manuscript and printed maps, many reflecting British involvement with the continent.

NOOR ALI RASHID Abu Dhabi Life &Times Through the Lens of Noor Aliu Rashid. Black and white and colour photographic illus.; 140pp; inscription on endpaper. Large 4to (12.5 x 10.5in) orig. cloth, 1st edit., Motivate Publishing, 1996. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW16881] £20


J. REINA (Publisher): Description of the Arch of Peace in Milan Two double-page engravings; 12pp; dog-eared on bottom corner not affecting text. 4to (285 x 215mm) orig. printed wrappers, covers soiled and spotted, bottom corner missing, Milan, Edition II, Printed by J. Reina, n.d [1850s]. RICHARD ALMACK'S COPY with his signature dated 14 August 1855 at Milan. [ Ref: RGW12826] £15


RIFFENBURGH, B.: Aurora. Douglas Mawson and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Over 70 photographs, 11 maps and drawings, 1 folding map; 536pp. orig. laminated boards, 1st edit., 2011. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16294] £45
*In 1911 Douglas Mawson organised and led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) - a scientific investigation of the Antarctic on a scale never before considered. At the same time it was responsible for the exploration of vastly more territory than any other Antarctic expedition. It consisted of three land bases operated by 32 men, seven major sledging journeys (as well as numerous shorter ones), and a full oceanographic programme in addition to its shore-based scientific studies. Yet what was intended by Mawson to be a scientific exercise devoid of heroic adventure, also proved to be a tale of death, determination, and raw courage. The dynamic character of Mawson, the expeditionÕs sheer scale, and the fact that most of what happened on it has never entered the public consciousness were very appealing reasons to investigate such an epic venture. Compiled, for the first time, from all the available sourcesÑdiaries, correspondence and reportsÑ the result is the first examination of the full expedition since MawsonÕs The Home of the Blizzard was published in 1915. It was Mawson who...of all Southern explorers, gave the world the greatest contributions in polar science and his own people the greatest territorial possessions in the Antarctic. Éthe greatest survival story in the history of Exploration Sir Edmund Hillary Beau Riffenburgh is an historian specialising in exploration, particularly Polar. He served for 14 years as editor of Polar Record, headed the Scott Polar Research InstituteÕs Polar History Group and lectured in Cambridge UniversityÕs History Faculty. He has written numerous books on polar exploration, including The Myth of the Explorer, and Nimrod, the tale of ShackletonÕs heroic attempt on the South Pole. He was also the editor of the award-winning, two-volume Encyclopaedia of the Antarctic, the most comprehensive Antarctic reference work ever published.

RONAY, G.: The Tartar Khan's Englishman. Illus., and maps; x+249pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1978. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW13881] £10
*Puts forward evidence that an Englishman acted as an envoy and spy for Batu Khan.

ROYAL CENTRAL ASIAN SOCIETY. Asian Affairs Journal of the Royal Central Asian Society. Collection of 25 various issues. Some illus. and maps. orig.wrappers, some marking, 1974-81. [ Ref: RGW19219] £20


ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY &MOUNT EVEREST FOUNDATION. The Mountains of Central Asia 1:3000000 Map and Gazetteer. 98pp. Paperback 1st edit., 1987. Folding map and book in plastic wallet. [ Ref: RGW14168] £12


RUSKIN, JOHN: The Stones of Venice. Edited and Introduced by Jan Morris. Colour plates by JOHN RUSKIN, black and white plates, illus. in text, index; xlvi+350pp. folio orig. brown decorated cloth gilt, discolouration to cloth on parts of spine, Folio Society Edition, Third Printing, 2003. [ Ref: RGW14471] £10


SCHUVER, JUAN MARIA: Travels in North East Africa 1880-1883. Ed. W. James. G. Baumann &D.H. Johnson. Illus., maps, index; cviii+392pp. orig. cloth, Hakluyt Society, 1996. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW19569] £8


SCOTT,.J.M.: Icebound. Journeys to the Northwest Sea. Illus., index; 156pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1977. Very good copy in d.w. (a little spotting) [ Ref: RGW13988] £10


SEAVER, G.: Francis Younghusband Explorer and Mystic. Illus., maps, index; xii+391pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., John Murray, 1952. Very good copy in d.w. (small tears, spine marked) [ Ref: RGW14706] £10


SELOUS, FREDERICK COURTENEY: Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa. Folding maps, illus., many full-page, index; xviii+504pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1893, Time/Life, 1987. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19905] £10


SEMENOV, PETR PETROVICH: Travels in the Tian'-Shan' 1856-57. (Ed. C. Thomas) 15 plates, 4 maps, index; xliii+269pp. orig. cloth, Hakluyt Society, 1998. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW19516] £8


SHACKLETON. DALY, R.W. (Ed.): The Shackleton Letters - Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition. Over 40 photographs and illustrations; pull-out map of Explorations and Surveys of the Expedition; 368pp. (440 x 430mm) orig. blue boards, 2009. Limited edition of 450 copies Signed by the Editor. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16288] £35


SHACKLETON, SIR ERNEST: South The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917. Folding maps, plates, some colour, index; xxiv+376pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1919, Time/Life, 1984. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19904] £10


SHIRASE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION SUPPORTER'S ASSOCIATION. The Japanese South Polar Expedition. 1910 Ð12 Ñ A Record of Antarctica. Translated and edited by Lara Dagnall and Hilary Shibata. 100 photographs and illustrations; 424pp. orig. laminated boards, 1st edit., 2011 Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW16293] £42
*Originally published in Japanese in 1913.

SMITH, RICHARD GORDON: The Japan Diaries of Richard Gordon Smith (Ed. V. Manthorpe). Numerous colour illus., including some by the Author, index; 224pp. folio orig. cloth, 1st edit., Viking, 1986. Fine copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW17875] £10


SNOW, P.: Hussein. A Biography. Photographic illus., index; 256pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., Barrie &Jenkins, 1972. Very good copy in d.w. [ Ref: RGW14026] £5


SOUTH AFRICA. WALTER BRAMALL. AUTOGRAPH LETTER Signed, to Dunscomb Gellibrand, 8vo 8pp, Durban, 25 April 1881, been to Leuchar's home, seen 'Pinafore', joined rowing club and started a tennis club, and plays after work, 'general feeling is that unless the Commission gives the Boers everything they expect we have not seen the last of the war', may be a vacancy in the office. 1881. Sold with an ' Extra to Natal Mercury 23 April 1881', single column sheet re. Boer Volksraad near Mount Prospect. [ Ref: RGW18026] £25
*The young man would appear to have been working for the timber and construction company Hunt, Leuchars and Hepburn.

SPARROW, G.: Hussein of Jordan. 21 photographic illus., index; 160pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., George G. Harrap &Co, 1960. Very good copy in d.w. (small tear at foot of spine) [ Ref: RGW13981] £8


SPEKE, JOHN HANNING: Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile. Folding maps in pocket, illus., some full-page; xxxii+658pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1863, Time/Life, 1985. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19894] £5


STANLEY, HENRY M.: How I Found Livingstone. Travels, Adventures and Discoveries in Central Africa. Folding maps, illus., many full-page, index; xxiv+736pp. 8vo orig. leather gilt, a.e.g., Facsimile edit. of 1872, Time/Life, 1986. Very good copy. [ Ref: RGW19908] £10


SYKES, C.: Cross Roads to Israel. 23 illus., index; 479pp. orig. cloth, 1st edit., 1965. cf. O'BRIEN F1010 [ Ref: RGW6229] £15
*Most of the first part is devoted to the Cairo conference.

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