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 - Neunzig Jahre Hamburg-Amerika Linie 1847-1937
- Neunzig Jahre Hamburg-Amerika Linie
1847-1937

Publisher: Hamburg-Amerika Linie, 1937.
Hardback, illustrated, 48 pages + fold-out map, text in German, slight wear at top of spine, previous owner's gift dedication to front endpaper, in Good condition.
Scarce history of the shipping company published to commemorate its 90th anniversary. Very well illustrated with fine black & white photos of ships, etc.[Non-philatelic].
£24.00Quantity:

 - Anglo-Boer War Centenary Sale
- Anglo-Boer War Centenary Sale
Publisher: Stephan Welz & Co./Sotheby's, Johannesburg, 1999.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 115 pages, some slight shelfwear, slight corner-crease, pages clean, in Good condition.
Catalogue featuring Books, Postage Stamps & Postal History, Commemorative Porcelain, Prisoner-of-War Work, Pictures & Prints, Photographs, Coins & Banknotes, Decorations & Medals. Well illustrated with black & white and colour plates.
£9.50Quantity:

[Griffith, Kenneth] - The Kenneth Griffith Anglo-Boer War Collection and Library
[Griffith, Kenneth] - The Kenneth Griffith Anglo-Boer War Collection and Library
Publisher: Argyll Etkin, London, 2006.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 69 pages + colour plates, slight creasing to edge of rear cover and tops of a few pages, else in Very Good condition.
Scarce catalogue of the final portions of the famous collection formed by the late Ken Griffith. This catalogue features a small number of postal history items (the main philatelic collections having already been auctioned), followed by the amazing collection of historical artefacts and books relating to the Boer War, including maps, diaries, photographs, bronzes, paintings, etc. Well illustrated in black & white and with sixteen pages of colour plates.
£15.00Quantity:

Duggan, John - Airships in the Arctic
Duggan, John - Airships in the Arctic
Publisher: Zeppelin Study Group, Ickenham, 2006.
Large format hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, vi + 302 pages, in Very Good+ condition.
A large, well illustrated book. Mainly non-philatelic but with much useful background history for postal historians.
£36.00Quantity:

Marlowe, John - Perfidious Albion The Origins of Anglo-French Rivalry in the Levant
Marlowe, John - Perfidious Albion
The Origins of Anglo-French Rivalry in the Levant

Publisher: Elek Books, London, 1971.
First edition, hardback, 323 pages, ex-library copy with library pocket to front endpaper and usual library marks, some slight marks to the page-edges but contents clean, in Good condition.
Interesting background history [non-philatelic].
£6.50Quantity:

Deighton, Len and Schwartzman, Arnold - Airshipwreck
Deighton, Len and Schwartzman, Arnold - Airshipwreck
Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London, 1978.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 72 pages, with promotional postcard loosely inserted, dustwrapper price-clipped, mild shelfwear else in VG condition.
A history of airship disasters, profusely illustrated with photographs. With the surprisingly elusive promotional postcard still present. [Non-philatelic].
£15.00Quantity:

Ruoss, Hugo - 100 Jahre Luftfahrt in der Schweiz Die ersten Flugmeetings und die ersten Fluggesellschaften
Ruoss, Hugo - 100 Jahre Luftfahrt in der Schweiz
Die ersten Flugmeetings und die ersten Fluggesellschaften

Publisher: Fritz Kirchhofer, 2012.
Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 231 pages, text in German, a couple of the tiniest corner creases to the covers else in Very Good condition.
A fine work on the history of the early days of Swiss flight. Beautifully produced, with superb quality colour illustrations throughout. Not strictly philatelic, but with much of aero-philatelic interest including many flown covers illustrated in colour.
£20.00Quantity:

Robinson, P.E. - The Trans-Siberian Railway on Early Postcards
Robinson, P.E. - The Trans-Siberian Railway on Early Postcards
Publisher: privately published by the author, 1999.
Large (A4) paperback, illustrated, comb-bound, 50 pages, in Very Good condition.
Describes and illustrates numerous early postcards depicting the Trans-Siberian Railway.
£9.50Quantity:

 - La TRAPAS 1946-1951
- La TRAPAS 1946-1951
Publisher: Icare, 2000.
Large format, paperback, illustrated, 123 pages, text in French, in Very Good condition.
Icare No. 175. Well illustrated in colour. [Non-philatelic].
£15.00Quantity:

De la Brugere [pseudonym of Arthème Fayard] - Guerre Civil en 1871, Histoire de la Commune de Paris
Publisher: Arthème Fayard, Paris, nd [1873].
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, illustrated, 403 pages, text in French, some wear to spine and covers, front inner-hinge cracked, index-page coming loose, a rather worn copy but contents sound. In Fair condition.
Scarce account of the Paris Commune, illustrated with engravings. [Non-philatelic]
£25.00Quantity:

Bertall - The Communists of Paris 1871
Types - Physiognomies - Characters

Publisher: Buckingham & Co., London, 1873.
English edition, large hardback, original green cloth gilt, all page-edges gilt, unpaginated, 40 hand-coloured plates, spine and corners rubbed, head and foot of spine scuffed with slight loss, slight crack to front inner-hinge, repaired tear to title-page, some toning and occasional blemishes to margins, in Fair to Good condition.
Wonderful caricatures of characters of the Siege of Paris and the Commune, with commentary by "An Englishman". [Non-philatelic][click "next" for more images]
£50.00Quantity:

Newberry, Peter - The Vectis Connection Pioneering Isle of Wight Air Services
Newberry, Peter - The Vectis Connection
Pioneering Isle of Wight Air Services

Publisher: Waterfront, Settle, 2000.
First edition, large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 128 pages + xvi colour plates, in VG condition.
Very well illustrated, detailed history. [Non-philatelic].
£8.50Quantity:

Deroche, Gilles - L
Deroche, Gilles - L'Aviation dans les Ardennes
Publisher: Terres Ardennaises, 1987.
Large format (A4) paperback, illustrated, 56 pages, text in French, in Very Good condition.
Well illustrated history of aviation in the region. [Non-philatelic].
£8.50Quantity:

du Chaillu, Paul B. - Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa;
With Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the People, and of the Chace of the Gorilla, Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

Publisher: John Murray, London, 1861.
First edition, hardback, bound in contemporary half leather, with raised bands and gilt decoration to spine, marbled boards, xviii + 479 pages, illustrated with folding frontispiece engraving of a gorilla, folding map at end, and numerous engraved illustrations, binding a little rubbed, minor foxing to preliminaries and very occasional minor foxing elsewhere, folding map at end present but torn and creased. Binding tight, internally clean. A Good copy.
An important early account of the interior of West Africa. Particularly notable for the earliest description of the Gorilla. [Non-philatelic]
£90.00Quantity:

Dupuis, Joseph - Journal of a Residence in Ashantee.
Comprising Notes and Researches Relative to the Gold Coast, and the Interior of Western Africa; Chiefly Collected from Arabic Mss. and Information Communicated by the Moslems of Guinea; to which is prefixed an Account of the Origin and Causes of the Present War

Publisher: Henry Colburn, London, 1824.
First edition, hardback, recent quarter-leather binding with marbled boards and black leather label to spine, top-edge gilt, viii + xxxviii + 264 + cxxxvi pages, illustrated with folding map and 15 plates (some folding), a little scattered foxing (mainly to the margins) and some browning to the margins of the plates, one small fragment missing from the edge of one plate (not affecting the illustration), and one split along the fold of the map. A Good+ copy in attractive recent binding.
A rare and important early work on West Africa. [Non-philatelic].
£750.00Quantity:

Myatt, Major Frederick - The Golden Stool An Account of the Ashanti War of 1900
Myatt, Major Frederick - The Golden Stool
An Account of the Ashanti War of 1900

Publisher: William Kimber, London, 1966.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, 192 pages, illustrated with 3 maps, short tear to dustwrapper, minor wear else in Very Good condition. A nice copy.
A detailed account. (Non-philatelic).
£15.00Quantity:

Mell, George - Writing Antiques
Mell, George - Writing Antiques
Publisher: Shire Publications, 1988.
Paperback (pictorial card covers), illustrated, 32 pages, VG condition.
Shire Album No. 54. Interesting booklet on inkwells & inkstands, pens & nibs, stamp boxes, etc.
£3.00Quantity:

Duggan, John - The Siemens-Schuckert Airship
Duggan, John - The Siemens-Schuckert Airship
Publisher: Zeppelin Study Group, Ickenham, 2002.
Paperback, illustrated, ii + 39 pages, short tear to front cover at top of spine, in Good condtion.
Handbook No.3 in the Zeppelin Study Group's (non-philatelic) Lighter-than-Air History series. A detailed history of this pioneer airship.
£8.50Quantity:

Herszberg, Catherine and Proenza, Anne - Mermoz
Herszberg, Catherine and Proenza, Anne - Mermoz
Publisher: Le Cherche Midi, Paris, 2001.
First edition, large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 141 pages, text in French, in Very Good condition.
The life of the famous French aviator. Extremely well illustrated throughout. [Non-philatelic].
£15.00Quantity:

Heimermann, Benoît and Margot, Olivier - L
Heimermann, Benoît and Margot, Olivier - L'Aéropostale
La Fabuleuse Épopée de Mermoz, Saint-Exupéry, Guillaumet

Publisher: Arthaud, Paris, 2003.
First edition, large hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, 199 pages, text in French, in Very Good condition.
A marvellous evocation of the pioneering days of French airmail flights. Beautifully illustrated throughout, including several colour illustrations of flown covers. [Non-philatelic].
£30.00Quantity:

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