Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape.
First edition. Cork, Cork University Press, 1997. 24.5 x 30.5cm. 352 pages. Original hardcover with dustjacket in protective Mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of The Great Fish River and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the years 1833, 1834 and 1835. Illustrated By a Map and Plates.
London, John Murray, 1836. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. Frontispiece, X, 663 pages. 14 (of 15) very rare lithographic plates (one plate missing). Fold-out map at rear missing. Hardcover / half leather with marbled boards. Gilt lettering on red title label, gilt stamps and blind tooling to spine compartments. Top-stain. Binding in poor condition with stronger signs of wear and the spine with stain but intact. Cracks to gutter between front pastedown and endpaper. Binding still firm and tight. Occasional foxing to some plates. Damp-stains to preliminary pages. Interior mostly bright and clean otherwise. Text block is solid and square. Name of pre-owner on front endpaper. From the library of Royal Navy Captain Richard Morgan with his bookplate carrying the motto “Dum Spiro Spero” to front pastedown.
Travels and Discoveries in North and Central Africa – Including Accounts of Timbúktu, Sókoto, and The Basins of The Niger and Bénuwé.
London, New York, and Melbourne, Ward, Lock and Co, 1890. 13.5 cm x 19 cm. Frontispiece, XVIII, 548 pages. With 8 full-page illustrations, including frontispiece and a further 44 woodcut engravings throughout the text. Hardcover [publisher’s original green cloth] with gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Minor crack to valley between frontispiece and titlepage. Binding still firm and strong. Interior clean and bright. [The Minerva Library of Famous Books – Edited by G.T.Bettany].
An Economic Geography of the British Empire. With Forty-Nine Diagrams and Maps and Sixteen Numbered Plates in Half-Tone Printed in the Text.
London, University of London Press, 1935. 15 cm x 21.5 cm. X, 346 pages. Hardcover [publisher’s original turquoise cloth] with lettering on spine and bordered front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear and soiling. Binding firm and strong but slightly cocked. Textblock solid with sharp corners. Interior bright and clean. Bookseller’s label on front pastedown.
The Akikuyu – Their Customs, Traditions and Folklore. English Translation, With Illustrations and a Map.
Nyeri, Kenya, Mission Printing School, no year (c.1933). 17 cm x 24.5 cm. Frontispiece, XV, 324 pages. 3 colour illustrations, 164 monochrome photographs and 18 text drawings. Fold-out map at rear showing Kenyan region. Hardcover [publisher’s original navy cloth] with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Magenta text block trim. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Spine slightly faded. Binding is firm and strong and the book block is square with sharp corners.
My African Neighbors – Man, Bird, and Beast in Nyasaland. Illustrated.
Boston, Little, Brown, and Company, 1925. 15 cm x 22.7 cm. Frontispiece, XIV, 245 pages. 12 illustrations, including the frontispiece, on 8 plates. Hardcover/ Publisher’s original red cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Cracks to valley between endpaper and half-title. Binding still good and firm. Original, armorial bookplate of Somerset Saunderson(depicting the coat-of-arms with the motto: “Je suis veillant”) on front paste-down. Annotation on pastedown, half-title, table of contents and table of illustrations. Several annotations on rear paste-down.
Kenya Mountain. With an Introduction by Hilaire Belloc.
Second Edition. London, Jonathan Cape, 1930. 18 cm x 26 cm. Frontispiece, XVI, 219 pages. 55 illustrations including frontispiece. Fold-out map at rear detailing Mount Kenya topography and Durron and Melhuish’s route in 1926. Hardcover [publisher’s original blue cloth] with gilt lettering on spine and front board. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Light Foxing to edges. Interior bright and clean. Inscribed and signed by the author Eric Dutton on the front free endpaper in Lusaka on 14th November, 1935.
Géograif don Ghaedheal óg. Cuid a h-aon : Éire. Eibhlín de Buitléir do chéad-cheap i mBéarla ; Eibhlín de Buitléir do rinne na léarsgáileanna eile.
Baile Átha Cliath ; Corcaigh, Comhlucht Oideachais na hÉireann, . 19 cm. 284 pages. With the beautiful, large fold-out map of Ireland attached to the interior of the rear back cover. Original Hardcover. In very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.
Gold From the Quartz. With Seventy-Five Illustrations and Two Maps.
London, London Missionary Society, 1910. 17 cm x 21 cm. Frontispiece, 223 pages. 77 illustrations including frontispiece. 2 maps of region within book. Hardcover [publisher’s original green cloth] with gilt lettering on spine. Pictorial image on front board Very good+ condition with only minor signs of external wear. Interior is very bright and clean.