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.
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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.
Paris: Librairie, . First edition, 8vo, pp. viii, 238; full-page map; pages toned, very good in original printed wrappers, glassine covers. Presentation copy with inscription from Catroux on the half title: "Pour toi mon cher beaute, pour la femme ces pages du drame indochinois ecrites..." Catrous (1877-1969) was a French Army general and diplomat who served in both World War I and World War II, and served as Grand Chancellor of the Légion d'honneur from 1954 to 1969.
Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1947. First edition, 8vo, pp. xxxii, 381; original white and tan pictorial wrappers printed in brown, edges and corners quite worn, small tears to spine head and foot; interior mostly unopened, near fine. No. 16 of series Colonie et Empires, Deuxième Série: les Classiques de la Colonisation.
Paris: Horizons de France, 1930. First edition, large 4to, pp. , -251, ; sepia-toned photographic illustrations throughout; later native full red calf, gilt lettered direct on gilt-decorated spine; very good. "La présent ouvrage est extrait du livre consacré par Horizons de France à l'ensemble de nos colonies sous le titre de La France Lointaine."
[Cambridge]: Naval Intelligence Division, December, 1943. First edition, 8vo, pp. xiii, , 535; large folding color map of Southeast Asia in rear cover pocket, 90 illustrations, largely from photographs on plates, 20 tables and 149 figures in the text; original orange cloth, gilt-lettered direct on spine and upper cover; spine considerably toned, cloth edges foxed; very good. Without a dust jacket, as issued. At head of title: "B.R. 510, Geograpphical Handbook Series"