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Non-philatelic books - Travel
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]

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].

Scott, John - Digests of the General Highway and Turnpike Laws; with the schedule of forms, as directed by Act of Parliament; and remarks. Also, an appendix on the construction and preservation of roads
Publisher: Edward and Charles Dilley, London, 1778.
First edition, hardback, half leather, marbled boards, leather label to spine, [32] + 352 + [20] pages, re-backed with new leather spine, front inner hinge cracking slightly, occasional foxing, in Good condition.
An important work on roads in the days of the mailcoach by the Quaker poet and Turnpike trustee John Scott of Amwell. Rare.

 - Maps & Engravings, Books, Photographs, Bonds
- Maps & Engravings, Books, Photographs, Bonds
Publisher: A. Karamitsos, Athens, 2012.
Auction catalogue, paperback, illustrated, 126 pages, text in English, in Very Good condition.
Catalogue of maps, engravings, books, albums of photographs, etc mainly relating to Greece and the eastern Mediterranean. Very nicely illustrated in colour. [Non-philatelic].

Porter, Rev. J.L. - The Giant Cities of Bashan and Syria
Porter, Rev. J.L. - The Giant Cities of Bashan and Syria's Holy Places
Publisher: T. Nelson & Sons, London, 1866.
Hardback, original green cloth gilt, with title and engraved vignette of ruined temple in gilt on front cover, gilt title and decoration to spine, and blind-stamping on rear cover. 371 pages, tinted vignette illustration to title-page, plus frontispiece and six other illustrations with tissue guards. Bright binding with only slight rubbing at head and foot of spine. Endpapers and tissue-guards a little foxed, previous owner's name on front endpaper, top-edge a little dusty, else a Very Good copy.
A lovely example and a very early impression, identical to the first edition of 1865.

Trotter, Captain L.J. - History of India From the Earliest Times to the Present Day
Trotter, Captain L.J. - History of India
From the Earliest Times to the Present Day

Publisher: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, London, 1899.
Third (revised) edition, hardback, original red cloth, lx + 445 pages + plates, repaired tear to large folding map, else in Very Good condition.
Comprehensive history up to 1898, many engraved illustrations.

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