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41. Climbing on the Himalaya and Other Mountain Ranges


DATE & OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE OF ESTEEMED NZ CLIMBER MAVIS DAVIDSON, octavo, green buckram boards, gilt lettering to spine, teg, frontispiece, coloured folding maps, vii + 315pp + plates, illus, VG- (spine competely detached but present, light bruising to board corners, moderate scuffing to boards, moderate tanning & foxing to page edges, moderate foxing to pages throughout, 8cm loss to top corner of fep, frontispiece completely detached but present, cracking to full length of gutters sporadically throughout)

PUBLISHER: David Douglas 1902

KEYWORDS: Himalayas climbing mountains mountaineering signed Mavis Davidson illustrated history


42. Collected Works


MARX/ENGELS COLLECTED WORKS- 45 OF 50 VOLS (LACKS VOLS 36+37 & 48-50) super octavo, red cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines & front boards, viii-lx + 456pp-852pp, folding maps to some vols, overall VG+ (light bruising to board corners of some vols- mod. to vol 22, light water staining & light cracking to gutters of vol 16, 12cm heavy crack to front gutter of vol 17- front board sl shaky, sl adhesion of pgs to vols 13/32/38, heavy creasing to rear ep of vol 43, heavy creasing to pgs 473-480 of vol 45, light staining to bottom of pgs to vol 42) in d/w, VG+ (light creasing to edges, light discolouration to spines of some vols, corners sl clipped to vol 20)

PUBLISHER: Progress Publishers 1975-1996

KEYWORDS: Karl Marx Frederick Engels collection anthology literature sociology philosophy economics politics socialism history


43. Wanderings in Spain (in Two Volumes)


original blindstamped brown boards, two volume set, gilt motifs and lettering to spines 337pp + 324pp + 8pp adverts G+ (boards rubbed and bruised with closed tear to front board of vol2, small chips and tears to heads and tails, closed tears to top (3cm down) and bottom of spines,fep loose vol one, lacks frontis vol one, frontis loosening vol two, owners details and booksellers label on front pastedowns, modertae foxing throughout) A reasonable set of a very scarce edition

PUBLISHER: parry, blenkarn and co 1847 london

KEYWORDS: spain travel history martin haverty


44. The Head of Kay's


First edition, very rare in this state, lacks frontispiece, octavo, red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine & front board, front board illus with seated schoolboys dressed in red&grey, spine illus with adult audience, iv + 280pp + 8pp books ads, illus, VG (frontispiece missing, one plate loose, moderate browning & foxing to page edges, bookseller's label to front pastedown, prizegiving label to fep, some foxing, folded production flaw to upper corner of page 280). LOVELY COPY

PUBLISHER: Adam & Charles Black 1905

KEYWORDS: PG Wodehouse first edition literature


45. The Historical, Political, and Diplomatic Writings of Niccolo Machiavelli in four volumes


Ex-library, first edition thus four-volume set, re-bound in half leather with brown cloth boards, imperial octavo, upper page edges stained brown, other page edges marbled, marbled eps, frontispiece with tissue guard, xli+420pp/464pp/488pp/iv+472pp, VG- (front board of vol1 completely detached, moderately heavy scuffing to spine sides, extrems & raised bands and to board edges, usu library markings including labels to front pastedowns and gilt library stamp to front boards, some browning to page edges)

PUBLISHER: james r.osgood boston 1882

KEYWORDS: literature politics history niccolo machiavelli christian detmold


46. Itinerarium Thomae Carve, Tipperariensis [3 parts in 1 volume]


ex-lib.new edition [102 copies printed] 432pp [text in latin] [b/w frontis.portrait] VG (rebind in brown cloth w.leather spine,mod.rubbed and stained,spine sl.sunned,mod.wear and chipping to extrems.,owner's bookplate and gum remains to front pastedown,libr.mark to ffep verso,book catalogue cutting pasted to ffep verso,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed/soiled) rare; preface in English w.text in Latin

PUBLISHER: impensis bernardi quaritch london 1859

KEYWORDS: literature thomas carve tipperariensis itinerarium


47. The Peerage of Scotland: Containing an Historical and Genealogical Account of the Nobility of that Kingdom [2 vols.]


second edition 2 vols.759pp+xiv+9 b/w plates / 752pp+xiii+plates 10-17 VG+ (rebinds in full polished calf w.gilt dec.stamped borders,raised bands to spine w.gilt stamped compartments,sl.rubbed and soiled,sl.wear to extrems.,spine sl.sunned,marbled eps w.owner's armorial bookplate to front pastedown both vols.,prelims.and some margins sl.foxed,aeg) attractively bound folio set - heavy items

PUBLISHER: constable edinburgh 1813

KEYWORDS: scotland history genealogy biography peerage robert douglas john wood


48. Methodus Qua Omnes Detectos Lichenes Secundum Organa Carpomorpha ad Genera, Species et Varietates Redigere Atque Observationibus Illustrare


TWO VOLUMES BOUND AS ONE, TEXT IN LATIN, octavo, half leather bound marbled boards, gilt lettering to title plate & raised bands with gilt decorative rule to spine, top page egdes speckled blue, marbled eps, deckled page edges, plates, lv + 394pp, possibly self-made but charming volume barrier pages, VG+ (light scuffing to spine & board edges, light chafing to boards, light tanning to page edges, owner's name & stamp in ink to prelims, light sporadic foxing to pages throughout, occassional annotation in pencil to margins of text) this book has a most wonderful aroma, almost like honey or antique beeswax, possibly from the potentially homemade pages that separate the two volumes that make up this book.

PUBLISHER: F. D. D. Ulrich (Printer) 1803

KEYWORDS: text in latin lichens lichenology species observations illustrated mycology science


49. A Narrative of the Persecution of Hippolyto Joseph Da Costa Pereira Furtado De Mendonca [2 volumes]


first edition 2 vols.[344/xxviii+344pp] [b/w frontis.portrait to vol.1] VERY GOOD (early marbled paper boards rebacked w.tan calf,boards rubbed and soiled,gilt bands to spines w.gilt-on-tan leather title label to spines,mod wear and chipping to extrems.w.corners rounded,eps strengthened at gutters,red pencil numbers to ffeps,upper corner of ffep in both vols has been clipped,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed,offsetting from portrait to title page of vol.1.,contents tight) scarce set

PUBLISHER: printed and sold by w.lewis london 1811

KEYWORDS: freemasonry history biography mendonca costa pereira furtado


50. With the Aurora in the Antarctic 1911-1914


First edition, scarcer 'orange' binding edition, imperial octavo, orange cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering & black ship illus to front board, frontispiece with tissue guard, xxi + 183pp, illus plus folding map to rear, VG (light bruising to spine extrems, small black stain to front board upper edge, moderate browning & foxing to page edges, owner's name in pencil to fep, some foxing & tanning to prelims and terminals, sporadic lighter foxing elsewhere)

PUBLISHER: Andrew Melrose 1919

KEYWORDS: John King Davis autobiography Antarctic exploration maritime nautical history

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