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Bell, W.D.M.: The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. London: Neville Spearman & The Holland Press, 1958. Second edition. 8vo., pp. [x], 187, [i] + plates. Some illustrations in the text. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Headcap a little creased, edges dusty but still very good overall. Dust-jacket spine toned, edges slightly creased, still very good. Pencilled ownership inscription of Pamela Wyndham to ffep. First edition published 1923.   Ref: 51631 
£85
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Berchtold, Leopold [Graf von]: An Essay to Direct and Extend the Inquiries of Patriotic Travellers; with further Observations on the Means of preserving the Life, Health, & Property of the unexperienced in their Journies by Land and Sea [...] Vol. I. London: printed for the author, and sold by Mr. Robinson, Mr. Debrett, Mr. Payne, Mr. Jeffery & Mr. 1789. Vol. I only. 8vo., pp. xxviii, 526 + engraved frontispiece and title-page, 5 plates of tables of which 3 are folding. Light occasional foxing. Contemporary marbled calf, neatly rebacked in a slightly lighter shade, red calf gilt spine label, corners repaired, edges sprinkled blue, hinges cloth-reinforced. A little rubbed but soundly repaired, very good. Recent bookplate of David John Holton to front paste-down. Ownership inscription of J. Miller in an old hand to ffep. Count Leopold Berchtold (1759-1809) spent 17 years travelling through Europe and Asia before producing this, his only book: ‘an overwhelmingly comprehensive apodemic programme, with practical reflections on travel followed by 2,443 questions intended to guide the traveller’s investigations’. (Orientations, Bracewell (2009), 73). Having vowed early in his life to dedicate himself to the alleviation of human suffering, Berchtold produced a great number of booklets on subjects such as the resuscitation of the apparently dead, a floating light invented to help the rescue of persons gone overboard, an emergency rudder that could be made from materials available on every ship and other similar topics, many of which are touched upon here.   Ref: 51719 
£95
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Boustead, Hugh: The Wind of Morning. An Autobiography. London: Chatto & Windus, 1974. 8vo., pp. 240 + plates. Author signed. Orange cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge dusty, very good. Dust-jacket a little shelf worn with small area of delamination to rear. Still very good. Signed by the author to the title-page, the signature dated Jan. 1980.   Ref: 51630 
£20
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Colvin, John: Not Ordinary Men. The Battle of Kohima Reassessed. London: Leo Cooper, 1994. 8vo., pp. xiii, [i], 248. Black cloth, gilt title to spine. Endcaps a little creased, very good. Dust-jacket price-clipped, a little shelf worn but still very good. Two newspaper clippings of author’s obituary and some notecards loosely inserted. Inscribed by the author to title-page.   Ref: 51633 
£30
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Cooper, Artemis: Patrick Leigh Fermor: An Adventure. London: John Murray, 2012. First edition, second impression. 8vo., pp. xiii, [iii], 448. Blue cloth, gilt title to spine. Near fine. Dust-jacket a little shelf worn but still very good. Author’s inscription to Pamela Egremont (a close friend of Fermor’s) to title-page.   Ref: 51641 
£35
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Crucius, Jacobus: Epistolarum Libri IV. Cum Duplici Indice. Delphis [Delft]: ex officina Johannes Andreae Kloeting, 1633. First edition. 8vo., pp.[xvi], 606, [xxvi]. Woodcut initials. F.f.e.p. and following blank both with top fore-edge corner excised, title page a bit grubby, some light foxing to blanks front and rear. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges. Vellum darkened, quite heavily marked especially to spine but entirely sound. Inscription to f.f.e.p. reading, ‘Antonius [surname obscured], Coll. Reg. Oxon. ex dono Guliolmi Preston, 1743’. Crucius also published under the name Mercurius Batavus. This collection of letters was intended as instructional literature, imitating Ciceronian style and delivering moral and religious ideals alongside regular communication. To that end, many of the letters given earlier dates were actually written later to be included in the book, rather than sent.   Ref: 49124 
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Davis, Natalie Zemon: Women on the Margins. Three Seventeenth-Century Lives. Harvard University Press, 1995. Second printing. 8vo., pp. [x], 360 + illustrated plates. Black paper-covered boards backed in red paper, gilt title to spine. Bottom corners a little bumped, top edge slightly dusty but still very good indeed. Dust-jacket a little shelf worn, very good.   Ref: 51685 
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De Vertot, [René-Aubert] L’Abbé: The History of the Revolutions of Portugal. Translated from the French. Glasgow: printed for Robert Urie, 1760. 12mo., pp. [viii], iii-viii, 9-152, [x].Contemporary tan sheep, raised bands, small gilt title label to spine. Joints worn with lower just beginning to crack, edges worn, top corner of upper board fraying, a little toning to endpaper edges, very good. De Vertot (1655-1735) originally wrote his Histoire de la conjuration de Portugal in 1690, at the suggestion of Fontenelle and the Abbé de Saint-Pierre. The printer and bookseller Robert Urie ‘printed regularly until 1757, in which year the first books bearing the imprint ‘Printed for Robert Urie’ were issued from what was clearly his press. After 1759 he printed only occasionally. It is probable that he devoted himself to bookselling and publishing, and left the printing to William Smith [...] who worked with Urie and, at his death, succeeded him [...]. The 1750s, and even more the 1760s, revealed an interest in the books of the French Enlightenment, particularly translations of the works of Voltaire: Urie published more than twenty of these, many within a year of their first translation into English.’ (ODNB) ESTC T76269   Ref: 51413 
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Delepierre, [Joseph] Octave: Historical Difficulties and Contested Events. London: John Murray 1868. First edition, 8vo., pp. [vi], 179 [i]. Some light spotting. Red cloth, gilt to spine, blind-stamped frame to boards with title to upper, rebacked with original spine laid down, somewhat faded and scuffed, two small blemishes to upper board, corners bumped and a bit worn. Clear residue of bookplate to upper pastedown, stamp of New College Library to title, binder’s ticket to lower pastedown. Delepierre was the Belgian secretary for legation and consul-general in London for many years, as well as publishing prolifically, mostly in French (ODNB). In this collection of essays in English Delepierre attempts to dispel various myths and settle historical questions, including whether or not Joan of Arc was burned at the stake (on which topic he had previously published a pamphlet, “Doute Historique”).   Ref: 22260 
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Delumeau, Jean: (Nicholson, Eric, trans.:) Sin and Fear: the Emergence of a Western Guilt Culture, 13th-18th Centuries. New York: St, Martin’s Press, 1990. 8vo., pp.x, 677, [i]. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty but almost fine. Dust-jacket spine faded and a little creased at head but very good overall.   Ref: 51605 
£45
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