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 - A New Map of Africa from the best Authorities
- A New Map of Africa
from the best Authorities

Publisher: Cadell & Davies, London, 1797.
9¾" x 8½", a little toning, in Very Good condition.
Rare early map of Africa.
£30.00Quantity:

 - Report by H.M. Government... on the Administration of Togoland under British Mandate for the year 1929
- Report by H.M. Government... on the Administration of Togoland under British Mandate
for the year 1929

Publisher: HMSO, London, 1930.
Paperback, 78 pages + large folding map, small inscription to front cover, slightly rusty staples, in Good condition.
Scarce official report. [Non-philatelic].
£12.00Quantity:

 - Report by H.M. Government... on the Administration of the Cameroons under British Mandate for the year 1936
- Report by H.M. Government... on the Administration of the Cameroons under British Mandate
for the year 1936

Publisher: HMSO, London, 1937.
Paperback, 158 pages + folding tables + large folding colour map, a couple of short tears to edge of map, else in Very Good condition.
Scarce official report. [Non-philatelic].
£12.00Quantity:

McInnes, Ian and Fraser, Mark - Ashanti 1895-96
McInnes, Ian and Fraser, Mark - Ashanti 1895-96
Publisher: Picton Publishing, 1987.
First edition, hardback, dustwrapper, illustrated, xi + 145 pages, one or two tiny blemishes else in Very Good condition.
A roll of British and West Indian recipients of the Ashanti Star including many details of other medals earned, previous and subsequent service, with diaries, photographs and other previously unpublished material. (Non-philatelic).
£7.50Quantity:

Cooke, Sholto - The Maiden City and the Western Ocean A History of the Shipping Trade between Londonderry and North America in the Nineteenth Century
Cooke, Sholto - The Maiden City and the Western Ocean
A History of the Shipping Trade between Londonderry and North America in the Nineteenth Century

Publisher: Morris & Co., Dublin, nd [circa 1961].
Hardback, illustrated, 223 pages + plates, page-edges a little tanned else in Very Good condition.
Non-philatelic but with much useful background history of North Atlantic shipping.
£20.00Quantity:

 - 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:

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:

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:

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).
£12.00Quantity:

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:

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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