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1 Baddeley, Paul Frederick Hervy Whirlwinds and dust-storms of India : an investigation into the law of wind and revolving storms at sea : with an addendum containing practical hints on sanitary measures required for the European soldier in India (plates)
London Bell and Daldy 1860 First Hardcover Fair No Jacket 
London: Bell and Daldy, 1860 16 B&W plates plus 3 diagrams, one folding. de-assessioned from the library of the American Museum of Natural History. Paul Frederick Hervy Baddeley, a surgeon in the Bengal Army published several studies on the nature and physics of whirlwinds and invented a cyclone compass for use at sea. Baddeley proposed that storms, whirlwinds and waterspouts, and all kindred phenomena, were caused by an electric meteor in the form of cylindrical columns, working together in a spiral manner, and possessing rotatory and progressive motions per se ipsos; emendating from the higher regions and traversing the earth's surface. He believed that his 'electrical meteors' are not merely discharges of electricity, but 'a permanent indestructible form of imponderable matter, hitherto undescribed, occupying the higher regions of the sky and liable. to be diverted downward to the earth.' 'Whirlwinds and Dust Storms of India' was published in two volumes, text and plates. I am including a modern reprint of the text and so far I've been unable to locate an original copy. Text of this volume is 'fair,' considerable foxing and some short closed tears along lower edge of pages. Several pages are detached but all are present. Folding diagram has split along folds. Endpapers are probably a relining. Brown cloth boards with gold-stamped titles and an embossed decorative frame on front board and cyclone compass illustrations on rear board are rubbed at extremities with some loss of material. Beyond scarce. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. 12" x 8.25". Ex-Library. 
Price: 450.00 USD
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2 Brayley, Edward Wedlake The History and Antiquities of the Abbey Church O9f St. Peter, Westminster Including Notices and Biographical Memoirs of the Abbots and Deans of That Foundation Vols. I & IIn
London J.P. Neale 1818 First Hardcover Very Good No Jacket as Published Jacket Neale, John Preston 
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. ondon : Published by the proprietor, J.P. Neale, Bennett-Street, Blackfriars-Road; and sold also by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row, 1818-1823. Includes indexes. Vol. 2 printed for Hurst, Robinson and Co., 1823. The 61 plates were etched by C. Armstrong, Miss E. Byrne, J. Byrne, J. Carter, John Cleghorn, G. Cooke, Henry LeKeux, John LeKeux, J. Lewis, T. Matthews, H. Moses, W. Radclyffe, J. Roffe, R. Roffe, R. Sands, John Scott, W.R. Smith, W. D. Taylor, J. Tingle, C. Varrall, W. Woolnoth. Drawings supplied by J.P. Neale, some measurements by J.R. Thompson. Wood-engraved arms of George IV at second dedication by John Byfield after Thomas Willement. Text is clean, tight, illustrations complete. Bo0okplate of M.N. Cowan on front endpapers.Light water stain to title page of Vol. I.that does not extend further in to text. Quarter-bound in tan calf with banded spine in five sections and gold-stamped title, 'Neale's Westminster Abbey,' with tan marbled paper boards Binding is tight, some rubbing to marbled boards. 
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3 Francklin, William Researches on the Tenets and Doctrines of the Jeynes and Boodhists; Conjectured To Be the Brachmanes of Ancient India. In Which Is Introduced a Discussion on the Worship of the Serpent in Various Countries of the World
John Rodwell 1827 First Hard Cover 
4to - over 9" - 12" tall. vi, 213 pp. William Francklin (1763 - 1839) was an English orientalist and army officer. A distinguished officer, Francklin also enjoyed considerable reputation as an oriental scholar. In 1786 he made an eight-month tour in Persia, His journal was published as "Observations Made on a Tour from Bengal to Persia in 1786-7; With a Short Account of the Remains of the Palace of Persepolis," 4to, Calcutta, 1788 (reprinted in vol. ix. of John Pinkerton's "General Collection of Voyages," 4to, 1808, &c.). 2mo, Paris (1797, His next work, "The History of the Reign of Shah-Aulum, the present Emperor of Hindostan. With an Appendix," 4to, London, 1798, serves as an important continuation of the Siyar Ul-Mutakherin (View of Modern Times) by Ghulam Husain Tabatabai. (Information courtesy of Wikipedia) Text is clean, tight, somewhat foxed. Pages not cut after p.61. A slot has been removed and repaired from the title page which in other editions reads 'plates.'.This printing contains no plates. Brown cardboard boards with cloth spine and handwritten label are detached but present. 
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4 Gubbins, Martin Richard An Account of the Mutinies in Oudh, and the Seige of the Lucknow Residency with Some Observations on the Conition of the Province of Oudh, and on the Causes of the Mutiny of the Bengal Army
London Richard Bentley 1858 First Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: Richard Bentley, 1858 xii, 464 pp plus 31 pp of advertising. Three lithographed plates, two with intact glasine protectors, illustration frontis lacks protector.Four fold-out maps bound in and one 'plan of the locale' in text. Page 25 of the advertisements has been torn in half.Three editions of the book were published in 1858, and as no other editions are mentioned, I believe this to be a first edition. Text is tight and unmarked with some foxing on the first few pages. Boards are dark red elaborately embossed cloth, some bumping to extremities. Bookbinders' sticker on rear endpapers so this is possibly a contemporary re-binding. GUBBINS, MARTIN RICHARD (1812-1863), Anglo-Indian official, born in 1812, went out to India as writer in 1830, and became assistant under the chief commissioner and resident at Delhi 26 April 1831. During the mutiny Gubbins took a prominent part in affairs at Lucknow, and from the beginning managed the intelligence department until the British position was beleaguered. By his advice the residency was garrisoned with European troops in place of the native guard. He urged Sir Henry Lawrence to send a reinforcement to aid Sir Hugh Wheeler, and when this was refused he tried in vain to dissuade Wheeler from entrusting to the Nana Sahib of Cawnpore the protection of the treasury. From the beginning of the mutiny Gubbins urged on Lawrence the disarmament of the native troops at Lucknow. His advice was not taken, and on 30 May 1857 most of the troops rose in revolt. On the following morning the 7th native cavalry also revolted, and in the pursuit which took place Gubbins, with his servant and two followers, took six prisoners. On 9 June Gubbins was appointed head of a provisional council during the absence of Sir Henry Lawrence through ill-health, and proceeded to carry out his scheme of disarmament with the remaining native troops. His orders were, however, countermanded by Lawrence on his return a few days later.Gubbins strongly advised an attack on the rebel troops in the neighbourhood of Lucknow; but when Lawrence consented, the attack was made without proper preparation. The result was the disaster at Chinhut on 30 June, which led to the siege of Lucknow. An account of the mutinies in Oudh which Gubbins prepared during the siege of Lucknow he sent in two parts to England for publication. The steamer conveying one of these parts, which contained an account of Havelock's campaign written by his son, was wrecked, and that part was rewritten by Gubbins on his arrival in England in 1857. 'The Mutinies in Oudh' was published in June 1858, and reached a third edition in October of the same year. Gubbins' centrality to the Seige and Relief of Lucknow make this a definitive account of the events of the summer of 1857. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
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5 Hamada, Kosaku P'i - Tzu - Wo Prehistoric Sites By the River Pi-liu-ho, South Manchuria Archaeologia Orientalis Volume I.
Tokyo, Japan The Far- Eastern Archeological Society 1929 Hardcover Good No Jacket 
Tokyo, Japan: The Far- Eastern Archeological Society, 1929 69 plates (several folding) both in color and sepia,including frontispiece, 41 leaves of full-page text figures, text in Japanese and English. Folio, 13 3/4x10 1/2 inches, 1/2 gilt cloth over printed paper boards, extremities lightly rubbed; internally clean, early gift inscription in ink on front endpaper, rear pastedown with ink stamp "Made in Occupied Japan". Tokyo and Kyoto: The Toa-Kokogaku-Kwai or The Far-Eastern Archeological Society, 1929 Profuse illustrations of Chinese antiquities excavated during a major archeological dig in southern Manchuria in 1927 led by Kosaku Hamada, professor of archeology at, and eventual president of, Kyoto University. in 1917, Hamada was the first archaeology professor at the Kyoto University; and he is credited with the introduction of modern research methods in Japan. His fieldwork included archaeological digs in Japan, Korea and China. Contains full-page and folding plates including maps, excavation activities, and collections of pottery, human bones, ancient coins, implements and weapons made of iron, bronze, stone and bone which were unearthed by the Japanese team. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. Thick Folio 12" - 15" 
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6 Howard, J. E. Memoir of William Watts McNair, Late of the "Connaught House," Mussooree, of the Indian Survey Department, the First European Explorer of Kafiristan
London D. J. Keymer & Co 1890 First Hardcover Very Good Signed
London: D. J. Keymer & Co., 1890 83 pp with 2 B&W photo illustrations. Dedication on title page dated January 28th, 1892 by J.E. Howard to a lady friend from the United States. Text is clean and tight, endpapers glue-stained., bookseller's sticker on front endpapers. White cloth boards with gold-stamped titles are rubbed at extremities with some loss of material small split at top of spine, 1 original tissue protecting photo of McNair and two locals in oriental costume is detached. McNAIR, WILLIAM WATTS (18491889), traveller, was born 13 Sept. 1849. He joined the Indian survey department 1 Sept. 1867. His first twelve veers of service were passed with the Rajputana and Mysore topographical parties, and under Majors Strahan and Thullier he learned surveying thoroughly. In the autumn of 1879 he was selected to accompany the Khyber column of the Afghan field force, and was present during the fighting before Cabul and the defence of Sharpur in 187980. While in Afghanistan he made valuable maps, exploring the Lughman Valley and the route to Kafristan; and he was the first officer to traverse by the same valley the route from Cabul to Jalalabad. South of Cabul he penetrated to the Logar and Wardak valleys. After the war he was engaged in the Kohat survey under Major Holdich, tracing the frontier line from Kohat to Bannu, and, across the border, surveying part of the valley of the Tochi, and mapping some of the Khost district. He was soon transferred to one of the Beluchistan parties, and passed the remainder of life in surveying in that district; his main work was to carry a series of triangles from the Indus at Dehra Gazi Khan, near the thirtieth parallel, to Quetta. In 1883, hearing that a native explorer was about to visit Kafristan, he volunteered to accompany him disguised as a hakim, or native doctor. He obtained a year's leave, and the party crossed the frontier 13 April. They passed through the Dir country, and came by the Kotal Pass, at an elevation of 10,450 feet, to Ashreth, and thence to Chitral. He had intended to go northwards, by the Hindu Kush valleys, but after reaching the Dora Pass, and making observations in the Chitral district, he was compelled to return, owing to his identity having been disclosed by a native, Kafristan being very strictly secluded from Europeans. On his return he was officially reprimanded by the viceroy for crossing the frontier without permission. He read an account of his expedition before the Royal Geographical Society in London on 10 Dec. 1883, and was awarded the Murchison grant. He continued his survey work, but was in 1889 attacked by fever at Quetta, and moved to Mussooree, where he died 13 Aug. 1889. This book was edited and published posthumerously by his friend , John E. Howard. By Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. 7" x 6" 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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7 Hull, Edmund C.P. & Mair, R. S., MD The European in India; or Anglo-Indian's Vade-Mecum with Medical Guide for Anglo-Indians
London, U.S.A. C.Kegan Paul & Co 1878 Third Edition Buckram Very Good 
12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. Ex-Library. "A handbook of useful and practical information for those proceeding to or residing in the East Indies relating to outfils, routes, time for departure, Indian climate and seasons, housekeeding servants etc etc." "To which is added a medical guide for Anglo-Indians being a compendium of advice to Europeans in India, relating to the preservation and regulation of their health. Giving also the plain and complete instructions for treatment of the more prevalent, sudden, and dangerous Indian deseases, for the use of those beyond the reach of medical advice, and of others in case of emergency until medical advice can arrive. To which is added a suppliment on the management of children in India during infancy and childhood." xvi, 354 pp + 32 pp of ads for other Kegan publications. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Library stamp from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on title page, no further library markings. Brown buckram boards with gold-stamped titles ane clean and undamaged save for some bumping to spine ends. 
Price: 595.00 USD
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8 Lydekker, R. The Great and Small Game of India, Burma, & Tibet
London Rowland Ward, Ltd 1900 First Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Signed
4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Ex-Library. Numbered 108 of an edition of 250 copies, numbered and signed by the publisher, Rowland Ward. Previously the property of Henry Fairfield Osborne, Amrican paleontologist and president of the American Museum of Natural History for twenty-five years.and thence to the library of the American Museum of Natural History. Text is clean, tight and unmarked with the library's blind stamp on title page and bookplates for Osborne and the AMNH on the front pastedown. Green cloth boards with gold-stamped titles are bumped at extremities with slight loss of material and the cloth is partially split along top edge of front hinge, not effecting the book's integrity. No external library markings. 
Price: 2100.00 USD
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9 Miles, Col. W. (translator) The History of the Reign of Tipu Sultan, Being a Continuation of the Neshani Hyduri; Written By Mir Hussein Ali Kahn Kirmani
London The Oriental Translation Fund 1844 First Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
London: The Oriental Translation Fund, 1844 x, 291 pp Text is clean and unmarked, front hinge cracked but holding. Considerable glue-staining and foxing to endpapers and first three pages. Library sticker (The University of Bridgeport) and pocket on endpapers. Publisher's green cloth binding is bumped at extremities with a short split to hinge at head of spine. Paper sticker on spine is partially rubbed away. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Ex-Library. 
Price: 975.00 USD
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10 Rohmner, Sax Tales of Secret Egypt
New York McKinlay, Stone & MacKenzie 1919 First Hardcover Good No Jacket Signed
New York: McKinlay, Stone & MacKenzie, 1919 313 pp. A series of short stories on a Near Eastern theme. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Page edges dusty . Front hinge tender. Blue cloth boards with dulled gold-stamped title and Egyptian motif along spine are lightly bumped at extremities with several splash marks on front board. Signed in red pencil by author on first free page, "To Sidney Webb with love from Sax Rohmner." Sidney Webb ( 1859 -1947) was a British socialist, economist, reformer and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. He was one of the early members of the Fabian Society along with George Bernard Shaw Along with his wife Beatrice, he and Shaw turned the Fabian Society into the pre-eminent English political-intellectual society during the Edwardian era. Dedication By Author. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 
Price: 1250.00 USD
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11 Stein, Sir Aurel On Ancient Central Asian Tracks: Brief Narrative of Three Expeditions in Innermost Asia and North-Western China
London Macmillan Co 1933 First Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket 
London: Macmillan Co., 1933 xxiv, 342 (2) pp with large folding color map bound in after text plus 147 color and B&W plates. Color plates have titled tissue guards. Folding map is bright and undamaged. Front hinge cracked but holding. Sienna cloth boards are clean, lightly bumped at extremities. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. . 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 
Price: 1100.00 USD
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