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London: T, Werner Laurie, n.d., [ca. 1914.]. First edition, 8vo, pp. [iii]-xvi, 320; half-title and title printed in red and black, frontispiece portrait and 31 photographic illus. on rectos and versos of 20 plates; a good, sound copy in orig. gray-blue cloth lettered in blue. An account of the author's travels Himalayan India, Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet, with notices of natural history and local customs.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1876. First edition, 8vo., pp. vi, , 296; large folding map; tipped-in "From the author" slip at title page; original blue cloth, gilt spine; a few wrinkles on upper cover and spine, slight wear at spine extremities, else a near fine copy. "The following pages were written chiefly in Steamships and Railway Carriages, or late at night, after the occupations of the day were over, and were sent home week by week to my usual travelling companions - none of whom, as it chanced, were able to accompany me on my Indian Journey" (Preface).
London: John Murray, 1828. First edition, 2 vols., 4to, pp. xv, ,  subscriber list, [xvii]-xlvii, , 631, ; vi, , 515, ; frontispiece portrait, map of India hand-colored in outline, 10 plates, plus 25 wood-engravings in the text; slightly later full green russia a bit scuffed and rubbed, but sound; plates with occasional mild foxing. Herber (1783-1826) was Lord Bishop of Calcutta, and highly important in the missionary work then being done in India. He completed the erection and full establishment of Bishop's College, Calcutta and "traveled indefatigably through all parts of his unwieldy diocese, not only performing diligently his episcopal duties, but also healing differences and cheering the hearts and strengthening the hands of Christian workers wherever he went" (DNB). Lowndes II, 1030-31: "A highly valuable, interesting, and most delightful work."
Westminster: Archibald Constable, 1894. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. lxv, , 627,  ads; xxxv, , 382; 2 folding maps (ancient India and ancient Iran); pages toned, half-titles quite darkened, rear hinge cracked in vol. 2; otherwise a good, sound set in orig. red cloth, gilt lettering on spine.
London: Seeley, Service & Co., n.d., . First edition, 8vo, pp. -187,  ads; color frontispiece, 16 photographic plates, plus illustrations in the text, some full-p.; unclipped dust-jacket with spine rubbed, causing loss to 2 or 3 letters, a little soiled, and with 2 or 3 small chips out; fore-margin stamped "file copy / not to be taken away," top edge a little soiled; in all, a very good copy in an uncommon jacket. Only 6 in OCLC (4 in the U.S.).
London: published for the author by Robert Jennings, 1827. Second edition, "to which is added an account of hunting the wild boar," 8vo, pp. xii, 295; engraved frontispiece and 4 engraved plates; with a smaller leaf descriptive of the frontispiece tipped-in just before it; original boards rebacked, most of original spine laid down, original paper label chipped; a good, sound copy. First published in 1822 under the title, Field Sports as followed by the Natives of India.
New Zealand: Tonson Publishing House, 1969. First edition, 8vo, pp. 136, ; plates, illustrations in the text; ink inscription on front free endpaper, else near fine in original green cloth gilt, dust wrapper with small chips and creases at the edges. A British planter's experiences during a period of thirty years in the tea gardens of North Eastern India.
London: Lather Pioneer Mission, n.d., [ca. 1912]. Second edition, small 8vo, pp. xii, 274, ; frontispiece portrait, map, and 14 plates showing 29 photographic illustrations; very good, sound copy in original green cloth lettered in gilt on upper cover and spine. Pioneer missionary among the Lakhers, a tribe of easternmost India south of Assam, this text deals with the Lather people from Mizoram and the role of the Lather Pioneer Mission in their development.
Allahabad: printed at the Pioneer Press, 1907. First edition, 8vo, pp. iv, , viii-xviii, , 334; 2 double-page maps printed in color, folding photolithograph plate, and 14 other plates largely from photographs; title page loosening and a little browned, verso of front free endpaper also browned; all else good or better in original white gilt-stamped parchment - possibly a presentation binding (see below). This is the author's own copy, and bears a presentation to him on the verso of the front free endpaper reading: "Presented to C. E. Low by the Administration in recognition of his labours upon a work of great interesrt & merit. R. H. Craddoch (?) Feb. 4, 1908." Published in the Central Provinces Distric Gazetteers series. Includes a general description of Balaghat (geology, botany, flora, etc.), and sections on history, archaeology, population, religion, agriculture, manufactures and commerce, forests and minerals, famine, and land administration. Volume B. (Statistical Tables and Addenda) was also apparently published, but no record found in OCLC. Of Volume A., only 6 in OCLC, and only Cleveland Public in the U.S.
London: John Nourse, 1780, 1778. Third edition, "revised by the author," of volume I, first edition of volume II; 4to, 2 volumes in 3; 36 engraved maps, plans, and views, 29 folding; contemporary gilt-tooled calf recently rebacked, red and black gilt spine labels, later marbled endpapers; boards rather scuffed along the edges; engraved bookplates of Charles Abbot, Esq., of Lincolns Inn on front pastedowns; very good and sound. Volume I was originally published in 1763, 15 years before the appearance of the second volume.
London: Edward Arnold, 1913. First edition, 8vo, pp. xi, , 224, 16, ads; original gilt-lettered blue cloth; corners bumped, a few small white spots to cloth, gift inscription and a bit of discoloration to front free-endpaper, else a very good, partially unopened copy. Entertaining letters from a young man to his family on his first visit to India.
London: John Murray, 1904-12-22. First edition, Murray issue; 2 volumes, 8vo, 112 illustrations, largely from photographs, on 109 plates plus 5 diagrams in the text; errata leaf in volume 2, manuscript errata tipped into volume III; very good in original red cloth. The book was originally published by Smith Elder, but it was assumed by Murray in 1912.
London: A. Strahan and T. Cadell, 1791. First edition, 4to, pp. xii, 364, ; 2 large engraved folding maps; recent quarter brown calf over marbled boards, red morocco label on spine; fore margin of one map miscreased. This copy with the ownership signature on the half-title of "C. Wm. Admiral Duff." Encouraged by his friend, Edward Gibbon, Robertson, the leading Scottish historian of his day, undertook this history of ancient India. He concludes with the hope that this account of "the early and high civilization of India, and the wonderful progress of its inhabitants in elegant arts and useful science, may have some influence upon the behavior of Europeans towards that people" (DNB). Kress B.2182.
London: Routledge, Warne, and Routledge, 1860. First edition, 2 volumes, 8vo, pp. xv, , 408; xi, , 420; folding map, 12 tinted lithograph plates; original blindstamped brown cloth, gilt lettering on spines; some foxing (affects the margins of the plates but the images themselves are relatively clean); a very good, sound copy. Abbey, Travel, 491: "Russell was, of course, the famous war correspondent who made his reputation by his dispatches from the Crimea. He was knighted in 1895." The Abbey copy was bound in half calf.
London: printed for the author; and sold by J. Murray, 1788. First edition, 2 vols., 8vo, pp. vii, , 512; , 304; 2 engraved folding plans; contemporary tree calf, smooth spines with gilt decorations and red and black morocco labels; upper joint starting on vol. I, extremities lightly rubbed; a very good set. Thomson (1746-1817) was an interesting man of various literary talents who wrote on many subjects, including biographies, voyages and travels, military treatises, and Biblical commentary; he made translations, continuations, wrote plays, and for ten years prepared the historical part of Dodsley's Annual Register. He did not serve in India, and compiled this account from other sources.
Hanoi: [Imprimerie d'Extrème-orient], 1932. Large 4to, pp. -696; numerous graphs, tables, maps (some in color, some folding); original drab printed wrappers; mild dampstaining to the wrppers, else very good. A massive work printed in Hanoi, the most comprehensive survey to date of agricultural conditions in Vietnam and Cambodia, including the economy of agriculture, native farmers, plantations, cooperatives, agricultural schools, production capabilities, etc., prepared for the Colonial Exposition held in Paris, 1931.
Hanoi: Imprimerie d'Extrême-orient, 1930. large 8vo, pp. 398; volume 2 from the Bibliotheque Agricole Indochinoise series (volume 1 was published in 1928); plates, numerous charts (5 of which are folding), some leaves chipped at edges (no loss), light wear to extremities, else very good in later quarter green cloth over marbled boards with gilt-lettered spine and raised bands. Details the growth cycle, soil conditions, humidity, harvest, use and trade, of crops such as fruits, vegetables, and roots in Indochina.
Paris: Centre d'Études de Politique Étrangère, Paul Hartmann, 1939. 8vo, pp. 397; tables and diagrams throughout, color folding map in rear; original drab wrappers (soiled) printed in orange and black, spine badly rubbed, partially perished tape repair to foot, general heavy shelf wear; occasional pencil notes in margins, later (1951) inscription on half title page, else interior very good. Economic conditions in French Indochina.
[Hanoi: Imprimerie d'Extreme-Orient, 1935.]. Folio, consisting of pp. 49-352; illustrated with tables, maps and photographic illustrations on plates throughout; later native full blue calf, gilt lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine. Spine title: L'Union Indochinoise Francaise: Regions Naturelles et Geographie Economique.
Paris: L. Fournier, . First edition, 8vo, pp. -222, ; 6 folding maps; long gift inscription dated 1947 from the author to Madame and Monsieur Aitelli, in memory of a great time at Cap Tourane, and mentioning the Aitellis' lost son, and France's tragedy in Indochina; very good in ca. 1968-74 native Vietnamese full blue calf. gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spine. Issued in the publisher's Collection de Lancre series.