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1 ABELL, Westcott, Sir Shipwright's Trade. Caravan reprint
Caravan Book Service, New York, 1962, 
ABELL, Westcott, Sir. The Shipwright's Trade. New York : Caravan Book Service. Reprint edition. Pp 218. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth. National Maritime Museum, The Development of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 1284a. "Sir Westcott Abell, an Honorary Vice-President of the Institute of Naval Architects, and a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, has here packed into 200 pages an account of shipbuilding from the 'dug-out' and theancient river ships of Egypt to the great shaping-time in England under th e Tudors and Stuarts when the basic technique was finally set down and established; thence to the coming of iron, steam and steel in the nineteenth century; and to mass-production in our own century, to meet the needs of two world wars." -from the dj of the original Cambridge University Press edition. Part 1. Early Days. 1. The 'Dug-Out'; 2. Ships of Egypt; 3. Ships of theNear East; 4. Roman Ships; 5. Viking Ships; 6. The Travels of Marco Polo; 7. Early English Ships. Part 1I. The Growth of the Trade (1485-1837). 1. The Tudors; 2. The Master Shipwrights; 3. William Burrell; 4. ; 5. Matthew Baker; 6. Phineas Pett; 7. Anthony Deane, Kt.; 8. The Stuarts; 9. The Shipbuilders Assistant [on William Sutherland's text-book of 1711]; 10. Timber andIron; 11. The East India Company; 12. The Hanovers. Part 1II. Iron, Steam, and Steel (from 1837). 1. The Coming of Iron; 2. I.K. Brunel [Isambard Kin gdom Brunel]; 3. Scott Russell; 4. Early Ironclads; 5. Methods of Working; 6. Merchant Ships of Iron; 7. The Composite Clipper-Ships; 8. The Advent ofSteel; 9. The Sorrows of Science; 10. William Froude; 11. Ships and Engine s; 12. Steam and Coal; 13. Charles Parsons; 14. Oil and Oil Engines; 15. The Growth of Structures; 16. The Shape of Modern Ships; 17. The Great Wars; 18. Shipwrights of the Royal Dockyards. With Notes on Authorities and index. Very slightly rubbed, else very good. 75.00

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2 ABELL, Westcott, Sir PETT, Phineas Shipwright's Trade. First Edition
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1948, 
ABELL, Westcott, Sir. The Shipwright's Trade. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1948. First Edition. Pp (6),v-xiii,(1),[1]-218 + frontispiece + 19 pages of plates. 8vo, green cloth, gilt decoration on front, gilt lettering on spine. National Maritime Museum, The Development of the Boat : A Select Bibliography 1284a. "Sir Westcott Abell, an Honorary Vice-President of the Institute of Naval Architects, and a past Master of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, has here packed into 200 pages an account of shipbuilding from the 'dug-out' and the ancient river ships of Egypt to the great shaping-time in England under the Tudors and Stuarts when the basic technique was finally set down and established; thence to the coming of iron, steam and steel in the nineteenth century; and to mass-production in our own century, to meet the needs of two world wars." -from the dj (not with this copy). With splendid illustrations. Part 1. Early Days. 1. The 'Dug-Out'; 2. Ships of Egypt; 3. Ships of the Near East; 4. Roman Ships; 5. Viking Ships; 6. TheTravels of Marco Polo; 7. Early English Ships. Part 1I. The Growth of the Trade (1485-1837). 1. The Tudors; 2. The Master Shipwrights; 3. William Burrell; 4. ; 5. Matthew Baker; 6. Phineas Pett; 7. Anthony Deane, Kt.; 8. TheStuarts; 9. The Shipbuilders Assistant [on William Sutherland's text-book of 1711]; 10. Timber and Iron; 11. The East India Company; 12. The Hanovers. Part 1II. Iron, Steam, and Steel (from 1837). 1. The Coming of Iron; 2. I.K. Brunel [Isambard Kingdom Brunel]; 3. Scott Russell; 4. Early Ironclads;5. Methods of Working; 6. Merchant Ships of Iron; 7. The Composite Clipper -Ships; 8. The Advent of Steel; 9. The Sorrows of Science; 10. William Froude; 11. Ships and Engines; 12. Steam and Coal; 13. Charles Parsons; 14. Oiland Oil Engines; 15. The Growth of Structures; 16. The Shape of Modern Shi ps; 17. The Great Wars; 18. Shipwrights of the Royal Dockyards. With Notes on Authorities and index. Spine sunned, name, else very good. 75.00

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Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship Bacchante 1879-1882. Compiled from the PrivateJournals, Letters and Note-Books of Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales., Albert Victor, Prince and George of Wales, Prince George of Wales, Prince DALTON, John N.
3 Albert Victor, Prince and George of Wales, Prince George of Wales, Prince DALTON, John N. Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship Bacchante 1879-1882. Compiled from the PrivateJournals, Letters and Note-Books of Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales.
Macmillan, London, 1886, 
Albert Victor, Prince and Prince George of Wales. The Cruise of Her Majesty's Ship Bacchante 1879-1882. Compiled from the Private Journals, Letters and Note-Books of Prince Albert Victor and Prince George of Wales. With Additions by John N. Dalton. [In Two Volumes]. London : Macmillan and Co., 1886.First English Edition. Pp [i]-xxviii,[1]-675,(1),+ fldg.col.map frontis.; [i]-xii,[1]-803,(1), + 6 Plates. Also, many text illustrations and maps. 8vo, blue cloth. Vol.I. - The West and the South. The Mediterranean - Teneriffe - West Indies - Bermudas - Vigo - Ferrol - St. Vincent - The Plate - Falkland Islands - Cape of Good Hope - Australia - Fiji. Vol.II. - The East. Japan - China - Straits Settlements - Ceylon - Egypt - Palestine - The Mediterranean. Spines darkened, cloth rubbed, wear to spine ends and corners, spotting/staining to rear board of Vol.II and front board of Vol. I, date ink-stamp to front free endpapers of both volumes, some foxing to folding map,else a very good set. the set for 800.00

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Ancient Egypt in the Metropolitan Museum Journal. 2nd US in dj , ALDRED, Cyril, et al
4 ALDRED, Cyril, et al Ancient Egypt in the Metropolitan Museum Journal. 2nd US in dj
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1983, 
ALDRED, Cyril, et al. Ancient Egypt in the Metropolitan Museum Journal. Volumes 1-11 (1968-1976). Articles by Cyril Aldred, Henry G. Fischer, Herman de Meulenaere, Birgit Nolte, Edna R. Russmann. (N.Y.) : Metropolitan Museum of Art, (1983). Second Printing. Pp 201. Illustrated. 4to, red cloth. Vg-fine in dj (spine browned, ˝ inch tear to front panel). 125.00

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5 ANATI, Emmanuel CALCAGNO, Claire Trans. Mountain of God Har Karkom Archeological Finds on the Route of the Exodus. Part One The Mountain and the Discoveries; Part Two The Identification of Mount Sinai; Part Three Documentation. in dj and slipcase
Rizzoli, 1986, 
ANATI, Emmanuel, Claire CALCAGNO Trans. The Mountain of God : Har Karkom "Archeological Finds on the Route of the Exodus." from the dj. Part One The Mountain and the Discoveries; Part Two The Identification of Mount Sinai; Part Three Documentation. NY: Rizzoli, (1986). Pp 360 with 376 ill., including maps and 152 colored plates. 4to., black cloth, in slipcase. Errata slip with credit for translation to Claire Calcagno laid-in. Some cracking to inner hinge,else vg in slipcase and rubbed dj. 100.00

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6 ANDERSON, Joseph, Lt.-Colonel Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran
Edward Arnold, London, 1913, 
ANDERSON, Joseph, Lt.-Colonel. Recollections of a Peninsular Veteran . L.: Edward Arnold, 1913. Pp. [i]-xiv,(2),[1]-299,(1), port. frontis. 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering and borders to front and spine. The memoirs of theprominent Scottish military man, who later in life was in charge of the se cond penal colony on Norfolk Island, as well as the head of the 50th Regiment in India, before taking up residence in Australia after his retirement. Contents: 1. Early Experiences, 2. The Campaign of Maida, 3. In Egypt, 4. The El-Hamet Disaster, 5. The Battle of Talavera, 6. The Battle of Busaco, 7. The Lines of Torres Vedras, 8. The Lost Regimental Books, 9. The Battle of Fuentes d'Onoro, 10. In Scotland, 11. Voyage to Barbados (sailing across the Atlantic), 12. St. Vincent and Guadeloupe, 13. Dominica, 14. An AmusingDuel, 15. Chased By a Pirate (two captains, one drunk, and an encounter wi th a pirate ship in the Caribbean), 16. Life in Jamaica, 17. Home Again andMarried (with information on a dangerous voage across the Atlantic), 18. T o New South Wales, 19. Norfolk Island (with information on the trial and subsequent execution of 13 mutineers), 20. Sunday Services at Norfolk Island,21. Life at Norfolk Island, 22. Mangalore Cattle Station (including the wr eck of the Friendship), 23. On My Defence, 24. Ordered to Calcutta, 25. Life at Calcutta (including the wreck of the Ferguson), 26. At Moulmein, 27. Voyage Up the Ganges (with hardships and illness on board the vessel), 28. In Command at Cawnpore, 29. The Gwalior Campaign, 30. Wounded and Made Much Of, 31. Return to Cawnpore, 32. On Leave for Two Years (with a voyage to Cape Town), 33. Australia Once More, 34. Second Voyage to Calcutta (sailing back to India), 35. To Cawnpore and Back (including a river steamer voyage),36. India to Cape Town, 37. Return to England, 38. Farewell to the 50th Re giment. Very slightly cocked, nearly cracked between pp. 144-5, sparse light foxing, else vg. 200.00

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7 ANDERSON, Romola and R.C. Sailing-Ship : Six Thousand Years of History. Bonanza edition. US in dj
Bonanza Books, New York, 1963, 
ANDERSON, Romola and R.C. The Sailing-Ship : Six Thousand Years of History.N.Y.: Bonanza Books, (1963). Pp 221. Illustrated. 8vo, grey cloth. Chapter s : 1. Egypt and Crete (4000-1000 B.C.); 2. Phoenicia, Greece, and Rome (1000 B.C.-A.D. 400); 3. Northern Ships Before the Romans; 4. The Days of the Double-Ended Ship (A.D. 200-1200); 5. The One-Masted Ship in Her Prime (A.D. 1200-1400); 6. Southern Ships in the Middle Ages (A.D. 400-1400); 7. The Rise of the Full-Rigged Ship (A.D. 1400-1600); 8. The Seventeenth Century; 9. The Ship of the Line and Her Satellites (A.D. 1700-1840); 10. The Last Days of the Sailing-Ship. Edges of cloth faded to white, circular stains to front cover, else vg in worn and chipped dj. 20.00

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8 ANTHONY, David W., ed. CHI, Jennifer Y. Lost World of Old Europe : The Danube Valley, 5000-3500 BC. First Edition in dustjacket.
Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University ; Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2010, ISBN:9780691143880 
ANTHONY, David W., ed., with Jennifer Y. CHI. The Lost World of Old Europe : The Danube Valley, 5000-3500 BC. Edited by David W. Anthony, with Jennifer Y. Chi. Including contributions by Douglass W. Bailey, Catalin Bem, Veaceslav Bicbaev, John Chapman, Cornelia-Magda Lazarovici, Ioan Opris, Ernst Pernicka, Dragomir Nicolae Popovici, Michel Louis Seferiades, and Vladimir Slavchev. Princeton and Oxford : The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University, and Princeton University Press, (2010). First Printing. Pp. (5),6-252,(4). Illustrated in colour. Map endpapers. Double column. 4to, black cloth with white lettering to spine. Contents: Introductory letters by Roger S. Bagnell, Crisan Musenteanu, Gheorghe Dumitroaia, Lacramiora Stratulat, Valentin Pletnyov, and Eugen Sava; 1. "The Rise and Fallof Old Europe" (David W. Anthony); 2. "A History of Archaeology and Museog raphy in Romania" (Ioan Opris and Catalan Bem); 3. "Houses, Households, Villages, and Proto-Cities in Southeastern Europe" (John Chapman); 4. "Copper Age Traditions North of the Danube River" (Dragomir Nicolae Popovici); 5. "The Figurines of Old Europe" (Douglass W. Bailey); 6. "Cucuteni Ceramics: Technology, Typology, Evolution, and Aesthetics" (Cornelia-Magda Lazarovici); 7. "The Invention of Copper Metallurgy and the Copper Age of Old Europe" (Ernst PErnicka and David W. Anthony); 8. "Spondylus and Long-Distance Trade in Prehistoric Europe" (Michel Louis Seferiades); 9. "The Varna Eneolithic Cemetery in the Context of the Late Copper Age in the East Balkans" (Vladimir Slavchev); 10. "The Copper Age Cemetery at Giurgiulesti" (Veaceslav Bicbaev). Very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. Due to the weight of this book, extra shipping charges will likely be necessary to cover postage costs on international orders. 140.00 "In the prehistoric Copper Age, long before cities, writing, or the invention of the wheel, Old Europe was among the most culturally rich regions in the world. Its inhabitants lived in prosperous agricultural towns. The ubiquitous goddess figurines found in their houses and shrines have triggered intense debates about women's roles. The Lost World of Old Europe is the accompanying catalog for an exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. This superb volume features essays by leading archaeologists as well as breathtaking color photographs cataloguing the objects, some illustrated here for the firsttime. The heart of Old Europe was in the lower Danube valley, in contempor ary Bulgaria and Romania. Old European coppersmiths were the most advanced metal artisans in the world. Their intense interest in acquiring copper, Aegean shells, and other rare valuables gave rise to far-reaching trading networks. In their graves, the bodies of Old European chieftains were adorned with pounds of gold and copper ornaments. Their funerals were without parallel in the Near East or Egypt. The exhibition represents the first time these rare objects have appeared in the United States." - from the dustjacket.Very good in clean, crisp dustjacket. Due to the weight of this book, extr a shipping charges will likely be necessary to cover postage costs on international orders. 140.00

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9 ARMSTRONG, A.H., ed. World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, 15). ATHERTON, Patrick. Classical Mediterranean Spirituality : Egyptian, Greek, Roman. First Edition in dustjacket.
Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, 1986, ISBN:0824507649 
ARMSTRONG, A.H., ed. Classical Mediterranean Spirituality : Egyptian, Greek, Roman. New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, (1986). First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-xxiv,[1]-517,(3). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Volume 15 in the World Spirituality: An Encyclopedia History of the Religious Quest series. General Editor: Ewert Cousins. "This volume strives to do justice to [...] two somewhat contradictory aspects of classical Mediterranean spirituality [on the one hand, it is an example of archaic spirituality, and onthe other it bears an intricate relationship to our own European Christian, anti-Christian, and post-Christian spiritualities]: Its deeply archaic aspect going back to Neolithic times or further, and its profoundly reflective aspect -- 'reflective', not merely in the sense of 'philosophical', but in the sense that archaic Greek spirituality is inconceivable withoutcontinual reference to the poets." -from the dustjacket. Contents: I: Hist ories: 1. J. Gwyn Griffiths's "The Faith of the Pharaonic Period"; 2. Griffiths's "The Great Egyptian Cults of Oecumenical Spiritual Significance"; 3.A.H. Armstrong's "The Ancient and Continuing Pieties of the Greek World"; 4. J.B. Skemp's "The Spirituality of Socrates and Plato"; 5. Patrick Atherton's "Aristotle"; 6. A.A. Long's "Epicureans and Stoics"; 7. John Pinsent's"Roman Spirituality"; 8. H.D. Saffrey's "The Piety and Prayers of Ordinary Men and Women in Late Antiquity"; 9. J.M. Dillon's "Plutarch and Second Ce ntury Platonism"; 10. Neoplatonist Spirituality: Pierre Hadot's "Plotinus and Porphyry" and Saffrey's "From Iamblichus to Proclusnand Damascius". II: Themes: 11. John Peter Kenney's "Monotheistic and Polytheistic Elements in Classical Mediterranean Spirituality"; 12. Werner Beierwaltes's "The Love of Beauty and the Love of God"; 13. Atherton's "The City in Ancient Religious Experiences"; 14. Frederick M. Schroeder's "The Self in Ancient ReligiousExperience"; 15. K. Corrigan's "Body and Soul in Ancient Religious Experie nce"; 16. Peter Manchester's "The Religious Experience of Time and Eternity"; 17. Jean Pepin's "Cosmic Piety"; 18. I. Hadot's "The Spiritual Guide"; 19. R.T. Wallis's "The Spiritual Importance of Not Knowing"; 20. Patricia Cox Miller's "In Praise of Nonsense". Very good in lightly nicked dustjacket.60.00

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10 Art - Catalogue) Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World
Nagoya/Boston Mueum of Fine Arts, 1999, 
(Art - Catalogue). Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World. Boston: Nagoya/Boston Mueum of Fine Arts, (1999). Pp. 271. With 221 colour plates. Accompanying descriptions in English and Japanese. Double column. 4to, decorative embossed white card covers, gilt titles to front and spine. The accompanyingcatalogue to an exhibition held at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, April 1 7, 1999 to March 2004. Small mark to front cover, else very good. 50.00

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11 ASHER, Lauren, et al (eds.) DELEUZE, Gilles. GUATTARI, Felix. HAYNES, Todd Subjects / Objects 3
Brown University, Providence, R.I., 1985, 
ASHER, Lauren, et al (eds.). Subjects / Objects 3. (Providence, R.I.: BrownUniversity, 1985). Pp (3),4-184. Illustrated. 8vo, black card covers, lett ered in white and blue. Subjects/Objects is an annual journal of cultural theory. Contents : The Power of the Particular (by Brian Massumi); Becoming-Woman (by Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari); Double-Bind (by Sarah Boyd); The Open Text: Where To? (by Laurence Enjolras); Barthes, Borges, Foucault , Utopia (by Christoph Cox); Homoaesthetics and Querelle (by Todd Haynes); Boccaccio/Lacan (by Francesca Talenti); From the Canvas to the Page: Rhetorical Movements in the Discourse on Art (by Hans-Joachim Berressem); Woman'sExile: Helen In Egypt (by Heather Findlay); Diderot, Barthes, Hieroglyph ( by Victor Burgin); Desiring Dispersal: Politics and the Postmodern (by Nannie Doyle); Peggy and Fred in Hell (by Leslie Thornton). Some wear to spine ends and edges, else very good. 20.00

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12 Aswan High Dam) Aswan High Dam: Diversion of Nile May 1964
Aswan High Dam Authority / Sadd El Aali Authority, Aswan, Egypt, 1964, 
(Aswan High Dam). Aswan High Dam: Diversion of Nile May 1964. (Aswan, Egypt: Aswan High Dam Authority / Sadd El Aali Authority, 1964). Pp (78). Illus trated in colour and black-and-white. Square 8vo, illustrated stapled card covers, French flaps. A pictorial book on the construction of the dam. Contents : Necessity of the dam; Development of the idea; Agreement with the Sudan; Financing of the project; Economic results of the project; Brief description of the project; Volumes of main works; Characteristics of the High Dam; Execution of the project; Excavation of Diversion Canals; The Intake Structure; The Hydro-Electric Power Station; Tunnels; Construction of the Dam body; Hydromechanisation; Injection works; Mechanical erection; Technicalstudies and researches; Auxiliary services; Equipment and materials; Volum es and rates of main works fulfilled till the Nile closure; Manpower; Organization participating in construction; Soviet co-operation in the project; Prospects of the second stage; Technical data. Rubbed, minor foxing, else very good. 25.00

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Life of the Ancient East. 1st UK no dj , BAIKIE, James
13 BAIKIE, James Life of the Ancient East. 1st UK no dj
Macmillan, 1923, 
BAIKIE, Rev. James. The Life of the Ancient East : Being Some Chapters of the Romance of Modern Excavation. N.Y.: Macmillan, (October) 1923. First Printing. Pp 463. Illustrated. 8vo, brown cloth. Reports on Abydos, Tell-el-Amarna, Thebes, Tutankhamen, Logash, Babylon, Nineveh, Troy, Mycenae, Knossos, and Gezer. Rubbed, else vg. 80.00

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14 BAKER, Samuel W. Ismailia : A Narrative of the Expedition to Central America for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. In Two Volumes. First Edition
Macmillan and Co., London, 1874, 
BAKER, Samuel W. Ismailia : A Narrative of the Expedition to Central America for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. In Two Volumes. With Maps, Portraits, and upwards of Fifty Full-Page Illustrations by Zwecker and Durand. London : Macmillan and Co., 1874 FirstEdition. Pp (2),[[v]-viii,[1]-447,(1),[1]-55(publisher's catalogue dated O ctober 1874),(1), frontispiece + folding map + 20 pp plates; (2),[v]-viii,[1]-588, frontispiece + 28 pp plates. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt illustration (camel caravan) to front boards, gilt lettering and vignette to spines. Contents : 1. Introductory. 2. English Party. 3. The Retreat, 4. The Campat Tewfikeeyah. 5. Exploration of the Old White Nile. 6. The Start. 7.Arri val at Gondokoro. 8. Official Annexation. 9. New Enemies. 10. Destruction of the Shir Detachment. 11. Spirit of Disaffection. 12. Vessels Return to Khartoum. 13. Moral Results of the Hunt. 14. The Advance South. 15. The Advance to Lobore. 16. Arrival at Patiko. 17. The March to Unyoro. 18. March to Masindi. 19. Restoration of the Liberated Slaves. 20. Establish Commerce. 21. Treachery. 22. The March to Rionga. 23. Build a Stockade at Foweera. 24.No Medical Men. 25. I Send to Godokoro for Reinforcements. 26. Arrival of M'Tese's Envoys. 27. Conclusion. Appendix. ADDITIONAL SHIPPING CHARGES WILLBE REQUIRED FOR ORDERS OUTSIDE CANADA DUE TO ITS WEIGHT. Binding repaired( rebacked, new endpapers), some foxing (especially to map in Vol. 2), else avery good, solid copy. The two-volume set for 450.00

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Ismailia : A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppresssion of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt.  First American Edition., BAKER, Samuel W. ZWECKER DURAND
15 BAKER, Samuel W. ZWECKER DURAND Ismailia : A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africa for the Suppresssion of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of Egypt. First American Edition.
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1875, 
BAKER, Samuel W. Ismailia : A Narrative of the Expedition to Central Africafor the Suppresssion of the Slave Trade, Organized by Ismail, Khedive of E gypt. New York : Harper & Brothers, 1875. First American Edition. Pp. 542. With maps (one folding), portraits and upward of fifty full-page illustrations by Zwecker and Durand. Large 8vo, rebound in full calf with blindstamped borders to front and back, original leather panel onlaid to front with decorative gilt illustration and borders, gilt lettering to spine. In slipcase. Ex-library (small blindstamp to title page, discard stamp on the verso),front onlay rubbed, two large diagonal tears and one short tear to the fol d of the map, some occasional light smudging to margins, else vg. 200.00

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16 BALLARD, Robert. Solution of the Pyramid Problem. Or, Pyramid Discoveries. With a New Theoryas to their Ancient Use.
John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1882, 
BALLARD, Robert. The Solution of the Pyramid Problem. Or, Pyramid Discoveries. With a New Theory as to their Ancient Use. New York: John Wiley & Sons,1882. First Printing. Pp. (12),9-109,(3), frontispiece, + 7 leaves of figu res. Illustrated with line drawings. 8vo, royal blue cloth with three blackpressed borders, gilt decorative star and pyramid to front board, gilt let ternig to front board, blank spine. Contents: 1. The Ground Plan of the Gizeh Group -- Plan Ratios connected into Natural Numbers; 2. The Original Cubit Measure of the Gizeh Group; 3. The Exact Measure of the Bases of the Pyramids; 4. The Slopes, Ratios and Angles of the Three Principal Pyramids of the Gizeh Group; 5. The Exact Dimensions of the Pyramids; 6. Geometrical Peculiarities of the Pyramids; 6a. The Casing Stones of the Pyramids; 7. Peculiarities of the Triangles 3, 4, 5 and 20, 21, 29; 8. General Observations;9. The Pyramids of Egypt the Theodolites of the Egyptian Land Surveyors; 1 0. How the Pyramids were made use of; 11. Description of the ancient Portable Survey Instrument -- Table to explain figure 60; 12. Primary Triangles and their Satellites;--or the Ancient System of Right-angled Trigonometry unfolded by a Study of the Plan of the Pyramids of Gizeh -- Table of some 'Primary Triangles' and their Satellites; 13. The Size and Shape of the Pyramids indicated by the Plan; 14. A Simple Instrument for laying off 'Primary Triangles'; 14a. General Observations; 15. Primary Triangulation; 16. The Pentangle or Five-pointed Star the Geometric Symbol of the Great Pyramid -- Table shewing the comparative Measures of Lines; 17. The manner in which theSlope Ratios of the Pyramids were arrived at. Small bump to head of spine, small bump to upper rear corner, the faintest of soiled specking to rear b oard, a couple of marginal smudges, else a very good, tight, bright copy. Scarce. 500.00

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17 BASILY, Lascelle Meserve de Memoirs of a Lost World. First Edition in dustjacket
Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1975, ISBN:0960092811 
BASILY, Lascelle Meserve de. Memoirs of a Lost World. Stanford, California : Distributed by Hoover Institution Press, [Stanford University], 1975. First Edition.(4),v-vii,(1),1-308,(4), frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo, purple cloth, gilt lettering to front board and spine. "The lost world luminously recalled here by Lascelle de Basily encompasses a charmed past in which shetraveled and resided in countries on four continents - a past studded with piquant adventures, with countless moments of sheer joy with terror-filled days and nights during the Russian Revolution, with meetings and friendshi ps with notables of many nationalities. [...] The world described here is truly a lost world. Yet, as these pages reveal, Lascelle de Basily, unlike so many of us, whatever our circumstances, has never lost one of the most precious things in life - a sense of wonder." (from the dj). Contents : Preface. Childhood : - My Grandfather; - My Mother; - School Days in Paris; - Journeys with Mother; - Korea, Land of Morning Calm; - Hyang-San Monastery; -The Russo-Japanese War; - Egypt and the Sudan (Before World War I). Memori es ot Imperial Russia and of Two Revolutions, 1915-1917 : - Lire in St. Petersburg; - Journey to the Caucasus; - The Revolution Breaks; - Moscow; - The Bolshevik Revolution in Moscow; - Journey Across Siberia. Journeys with Father to Spain and Belgium. I Marry Nicolas Alexandrovich : - The Russian Colony in Paris; , - Dinner at the Russian Embassy; - Nicolas AJexandrovich;- The International Conference at Spa; 1920. Journevs in Central Europe : - Berlin - Prague — Budapest — Belgrade — Sofia. Italy. Memories of Paris, 1925-19999939 : - Le Clos Saint Nicolas; - Baroness Sophie de Buxhoeveden; - Another False Anastasia; - Days to Remember. War Is Declared. Conciusion.Appendix: Korea, Land of Morning Calm: A Book of Memories by Lascelle de B asily, Paris, November 1973. Very good in rubbed, unclipped dustjacket. 75.00

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18 BEATTY, Charles DE LESSEPS, Ferdinand De Lesseps of Suez : The Man and His Times. First American Edition in dustjacket
Harper, New York, 1956, 
BEATTY, Charles. De Lesseps of Suez : The Man and His Times. New York : Harper & Brothers, (1956). Pp 334. Illustrated. 8vo, black cloth spine, brown cloth boards. This is the US edition of the book published in England underthe title Ferdinand de Lesseps : A Biographical study. De Lesseps was the man who made the Suez Canal and inaugurated the Panama Canal project. Very good in dustjacket. 25.00

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19 BELL, Lilian As Seen By Me
Harper & Brothers, New York, 1901, 
BELL, Lilian. As Seen By Me . NY: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Pp. 305, frontis. Small 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine, t.e.g. An American's journey through Europe and Egypt around the turn of the century, including time spent on the yacht Hela. Ex-library (spine sticker ghost, stamps to title page, bookplates to endpapers, frontispiece taped back into place, else vg. 20.00

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20 BLEEKER, C. J. (ed.) Initiation : Contributions to the Theme of the Study Conference of the International Association for the History of Religions held at Strasburg, September 17th to 22nd 1964
E. J. Brill, Leiden, 1965, 
BLEEKER, C. J. (ed.). Initiation : Contributions to the Theme of the Study Conference of the International Association for the History of Religions held at Strasburg, September 17th to 22nd 1964. Leiden : E. J. Brill, 1965. Pp (6),[vii]-viii,(2),[1]-309,(1). 8vo, brown cloth, gilt lettering to frontboard and spine. Series Title: Studies in the history of religions, 10. Co ntents : L'initiation et le monde moderne (by M. Eliade); Some introductoryremarks on the significance of initiation (by C.J. Bleeker); Terminologie bambara concernant l'initiation (by D. Zahan); Die Sprache von Zuyual als Initiationsmittel (by G. Lanczkowski); The significance of time in some ancient initiatory rituals (by S.G.F. Brandon); Initiation in ancient Egypt (byC.J. Bleeker); Voraussetzungen der Einweihung in Eleusis (by K. Kere´nyi); Le secret central de l'initiation aux myste`res d'Eleusis (by M. Mehauden) ; Initiation in later Hinduism according to Tantric texts (by D.J. Hoens); DiŻksaŻ (by A. Basu); Information initiation among Hindus and Muslims (by H.H. Presler); Initiation in the Shugendo : the passage through ten states of existence (by Carmen Blacker); L'initiation mazde´enne (by J. Duchesne Guillemin); Pour une e´tude de l'initiation dans l'ancien Israe¨l (by A. Caquot); Qumran und die Zwo¨lf (by D. Flusser); Initiation et myste`re dans Joseph et Ase´neth (by M. Philonenko); Initiation, myste`re, gnose. Pour l'histoire de la mystique dans le paganisme gre´co-oriental (by A. Bianchi); NewTestament Baptism. an external or internatl rite? (by R.A. Barclay); John the Baptist in christianized gnosticism (by L.E. Kec); Conditions of membership of the Islamic community (by W. Montgomery Watt); The initiation ceremony of the Bektashis (by H. Ringgren); La signification psychologique del'e´sote´risme By E. Rochedieu); Initiation and the paradox of power : a sociological approach (by E.M. Mendelson); Initiation et histoire (by A. Brelich); Religion als Einweihung (by A. Antweiler); Einweihung und spirituelle Nachfolge (by M. Vereno); Das Fasten als Initiationsritus (by P. Gerlitz); Some reflections on the rites of initiation (in the light of the papers presented at Strasburg) (by G. Widengren). Some articles in English, French, or German. Spine sunned, top inch of flyleaf clipped, else very good. 75.00

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