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Battle Honours of the British and Indian Armies 1695-1914., N B Leslie.
Battle Honours of the British and Indian Armies 1695-1914.
15.00 GBP

The Short Victorious War : The Russo-Japanese Conflict, 1904-5, David Walder.
The Short Victorious War : The Russo-Japanese Conflict, 1904-5
12.00 GBP

Historical Geography of Madhya Pradesh from Early Records., Pranab Kumar Bhattacharyya.
Historical Geography of Madhya Pradesh from Early Records.
25.00 GBP

Tricouleur : The French Overseas Empire., Raymond Betts.
Tricouleur : The French Overseas Empire.
12.00 GBP

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; A New Edition, with a Portrait and Maps: Complete in Eight Volumes., Edward H Knight.
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; A New Edition, with a Portrait and Maps: Complete in Eight Volumes.
150.00 GBP

When Iron Gates Yield., Geoffrey T Bull.
When Iron Gates Yield.
12.00 GBP

The Blood and the Shroud : The Passionate Controversy Still Enflaming the World's Most Famous Carbon-Dating Test., Wilson, Ian
The Blood and the Shroud : The Passionate Controversy Still Enflaming the World's Most Famous Carbon-Dating Test.
10.00 GBP

Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904., Peter Fleming.
Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904.
10.00 GBP

 

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1 A Code to Keep : Prisoner in Vietnam Brace, Ernest C.
Robert Hale 1988 0709035608 / 9780709035602 First UK Edition Hard Cover Near Fine. Near Fine 
A near fine 264 page hardback book in a near fine DJ. Appears to be unread. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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2 A Foreign Devil in China : The Story of Dr L Nelson Bell : A Surgeon in China.  John Pollock.
London. Hodder & Stoughton. 1972 0340163046 / 9780340163047 First British Very Good  No Jacket 
A very good ex-library book with the usual stamps and label residues. Page edge slightly dust soiled. No DJ.  
Price: 6.00 GBP
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3 A History of the Indian People.  D P Singhal.
Methuen 1983 041348730X / 9780413487308 First Edition Very Good.  Very Good 
A very good 481 page ex-library book with the usual stamps and label residues. Clean and tight, page edges yellowed, very light shelf wear. DJ is very good, just a hint of edge rub and a badly sunned spine. A well-written book, but only very sparsely illustrated with just twelve poorly drawn maps, while the dense textual content really required illustrations for every page.  
Price: 10.00 GBP
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4 A Mound of Many Cities or Tell El Hesy Excavated. Frederick Jones Bliss.
London. A P Watt & Son. 1894 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
A very good example with small owner's label inside front cover and small owner's inkstamp in corner of half-title and dedication pages. Ink name and date (June 2 1894) been partially erased from rear of front endpaper. No other marks. Paper beginning to crack on front hinge, otherwise hinges and joints sound. Light corner rub, covers a little grubby, spine a little darkened. A most interesting book. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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5 A New Guide to Bangkok. Kim Korwong & Jaivid Rangthong.
Bangkok, Siam. Hatha Dhip Company. First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
A very good example of the undated first edition. Owner's name on half-title, no other markings. Mild damp stain along top edge, penetrating at most 40mm down the page, not intrusive. Light edge rub. No DJ. A nice clean tight sound seemingly little-used book. A fascinating look at Bangkok - and Thailand in general - as it was 60 years ago, including history, architecture, scenery, industry, 65 pages of advertisements. It even has a photograph of the *real* King of Siam! 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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6 A Short Religious History of Israel.  E W Hamond.
Lon Student Christian Movement Press. 1932 First Edition Good Reading Copy.  No DJ 
A good reading copy 158 page hardback book with light pencil annotation throughout. Heavy rubbing to corners and joints. Page fore-edges heavely browned. Pages clean inside book.  
Price: 8.00 GBP
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7 A Voyage on the Indus: Being the Third Volume of Travels in Bokhara. Alexander Burnes
OUP. 1974 0196360951 / 9780196360959 Fourth Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A very good 357 page hardback book with previous owner's inscription and bookplate on front endpaper, otherwise unmarked. Front & rear pastedowns a bit wrinkled, as if they hadn't been properly stuck down during manufacture. A clean tight book with some light rub, mainly to spine ends. This is the second impression, 1974, of the 1972 third edition photographed from the first edition, with a new introduction by Major-General James Lunt and an index. DJ is rubbed along top & bottom edges, with a short closed tear at bottom of front fore-edge. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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8 Achievements of Planning.  Unknown.
Government of India. 1960 First Edition Very Good  No Jacket 
A very good large-format saddle-stapled paperback of 47 pages, published by the Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, undated but textual references indicate 1960. Records the claimed achievements of the Indian Government in the planning and execution of large projects since independence. Corner crease to last few pages, otherwise unmarked and almost unworn.  
Price: 15.00 GBP
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9 Adventures in Persia: To India by the Back Door Sinclair, Ronald
United Kingdom. Victor Gollancz LtD 1989 0854931732 / 9780854931736 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine. Near Fine. 
An unworn, unmarked, 216 page hardback book in an unworn DJ. Seems little or never read. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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Archaeology and History: Early Settlements in the Andaman Islands., Zarine Cooper.
10 Archaeology and History: Early Settlements in the Andaman Islands. Zarine Cooper.
Oxford University Press. 2002 0195657926 / 9780195657920 First Edition. Hard Cover As New Fine 
A 207 page hardback book, entirely unmarked and unworn, could pass for new. DJ has just the tiniest touch of wrinkle around top & bottom edges but could pass for new at a glance. 7 chapters, 2 appendices, bibliography, index, numerous figures (including a few colour photographs) and tables. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Battle Honours of the British and Indian Armies 1695-1914., N B Leslie.
11 Battle Honours of the British and Indian Armies 1695-1914. N B Leslie.
Leo Cooper Ltd. 1970 0850520045 / 9780850520040 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A very good 145 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Clean and tight, light shelfwear. Includes listings of the Regiments of the British & Indian armies; Lists of battle honours (this of course takes up the majority of the book); Index; appendix concerning a list of mutineer regiments of the Indian Army and the battle honours won by those regiments. No illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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12 Battles of the Bible.  Chaim Hertzog & Mordechai Gichon.
BCA 1978 Near Fine  Very Good 
A near fine unmarked, unworn book club edition. DJ has a touch of edge rub with a 1/2" closed tear at bottom of rear fore-edge.  
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904., Peter Fleming.
13 Bayonets to Lhasa: The First Full Account of the British Invasion of Tibet in 1904. Peter Fleming.
Reader's Union 1962 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A very good 319 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Clean and tight, virtually unworn. DJ has light edge rub with some chipping at top of spine. 23 chapters, epilogue, bibliography, index, 5 maps, 25 plates & illustrations. The classic account of The Great Game. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Benares and Its Ghats, K N Agarwala
14 Benares and Its Ghats K N Agarwala
Benares Kashi Tirth Sudhar Trust 1931 B00122K3XE First Edition Hard Cover Good No DJ 
A good 154 page hardback book, roughly 6.5" high by 10" wide (landscape style). Inscription in corner of front endpaper been partially scissored off, but "Benares 15 July '45" still present, otherwise unmarked. Completely split after title page and again after last page of text, leaving the text block entirely separated from the covers. Everything is present and undamaged, however, so it could be restored. A fascinating work, comprising geological surveys, a historical overview, a detailed survey of the ghats with a multitude of photographs, the work needed to be done in order to restore them when necessary, etc. WorldCat/OCLC 5973 7532. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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15 Besieged : a Doctor's Story of Life and Death in Beirut.  Chris Giannou.
Bloomsbury 1991 0747508895 / 9780747508892 First British Very Good  Very Good 
A very good ex-library 254 page hardback book with the usual stamps and label residues. Virtually unworn, gentle spine lean. DJ is unworn.  
Price: 8.00 GBP
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16 Big Red Train Ride Newby, Eric
Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1978 0297775421 / 9780297775423 Hard Cover Very Good Fair 
A very good 267 page hardback book without inscriptions or other marks. Lightest touch of rub to spine ends. DJ is complete but tatty. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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17 Bitter Lemons.  Lawrence Durrell.
London. Faber & Faber 1957 Very Good  No Jacket 
A very good example of the third impression, September 1957. Brief dedication on front endpaper. Small bookseller's label (Collyer Quay, Singapore) inside front cover. Small fingertip pinch out of margins of page 193 and adjacent plate. Front hinge a bit slack. Covers lightly rubbed & faded. No DJ.  
Price: 10.00 GBP
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Cannibal Isles: Time Travelling in the Andaman Isles, David Tomory.
18 Cannibal Isles: Time Travelling in the Andaman Isles David Tomory.
Nthposition. 2003 095462680X / 9780954626808 First Edition. Paperback As New No Jacket 
A 179 page paperback book, entirely unmarked and unworn, could pass for new. 14 chapters in 3 parts, epilogue, index, references. Only illustration other than the front cover is a map of the Andaman Islands. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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19 Carpets of the Orient  Werner Grote-Hasenbalg
Leipzig Schmidt & Guenther Good  No DJ 
A good clean hardback book with inscription on front endpaper. Foxing to page edges and prelims. Good tight hinges, but backstrip almost detached and cover rather marked & stained externally. 23 pages plus 48 beautiful full-coloured plates. No DJ.  
Price: 20.00 GBP
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20 Children of the Ashes.  James Davidson Ross.
Lutterworth Press. 1974 0718820738 / 9780718820732 First Edition Very Good  Very Good 
A very good clean tight book without inscriptions or other marks. Virtually unworn, slightly dulled page edges. DJ has the lightest touch of corner rub.  
Price: 10.00 GBP
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