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1 (Bloomer, H. R.). Roscoe, E. S BUCKINGHAMSHIRE SKETCHES
London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1891. 1891. Very good Signed
London: Cassell & Company, Limited, 1891.. 1891.. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover. The binding is bumped & lightly rubbed & the spine is slightly darkened. Half-title, title, [iv] & 70 pages plus 15-page publisher's catalog. 6 black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece with tissue guard, by H. R. Bloomer. A small piece out of the top edge of the tissue guard has adhered to the title page. Very good.

First edition.

Inscribed by the illustrator on the half-title and signed "H.R.B / 92". First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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2 (Blum, Robert). Arnold, Sir Edwin JAPONICA
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891. 1891. Good 
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1891.. 1891.. Good. - Small quarto [10-1/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], pictorial brown cloth with an illustration stamped in brown, cream, red & gilt on the front cover. The top edge is gilt. The binding is rubbed & bumped with some staining to the front edge of the front cover. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. xiv & 128 pages. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece with a tissue guard, & with black-and- white textual illustrations. An owner's name & address stamp is on each pastedown with his pencil name & address on the flyleaf. There is also a gift inscription dated 1891 on the flyleaf. A number of page corners are lightly bumped & there is occasional minor foxing. Good.

First edition.

A book based on articles on Japan and its people which Sir Edwin Arnold wrote for Scribner's Magazine during a stay in the country. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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3 (Gary, Dorothy Hales). Lord Kinross MOROCCO
New York: The Viking Press, (1971). (1971). Very good 
New York: The Viking Press, (1971).. (1971).. Very good. - Small quarto [10-1/4 inches high by 8-1/8 inhes wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The bottom edge of the front cover is faded. The dust jacket flaps are slightly darkened & the head of the spine & the tops of the folds are lightly chipped. 47 pages plus numerous black-and-white photographic illustrations by Dorothy Hales Gary. Also with full & double- page color illustrations in the first section of the book. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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4 (Luthy, Werner). Petersen, Hjalmar GROENLAND
Zurich [Switzerland]: Editions Silva, (1967). (1967). Very good 
Zurich [Switzerland]: Editions Silva, (1967).. (1967).. Very good. - Quarto [11-5/8 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with the top edges of the covers slightly faded. The extremities of the dust jacket are a bit darkened, the head of its spine is creased and the top & bottom of its front fold are chipped. 131 pages. Illustrated with numerous tipped-in color plates from photographs by Werner Luthy. Very good.

A book about the people, culture, history and geography of Greenland. The text is in French. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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5 (Wood, Roger). Drower, Margaret S EGYPT IN COLOUR
London: Thames and Hudson, (1964). (1964). Very good 
London: Thames and Hudson, (1964).. (1964).. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 14 inches high by 11-1/2 inches wide], green cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed with a small stain & 2 tiny white marks to the rear cover. The bottom edge of the spine is slightly torn. 158 pages. Illustrated with 59 tipped-in color plates from photographs by Roger Wood, including a frontispiece. Very good.

"Pleasant memories of my cruise with the Swedish American Line" is printed on the verso of the frontispiece under a tipped-in plate of the ship. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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6 Barfod, Pie; Bornemann, Claus; Petersen, Hjalmar; editors BOGEN OM GRONLAND: Kalatdlit-nunanik atuagkiak
Kobenhavn [Denmark]: Politikens Forlag, 1968. 1968. Good 
Kobenhavn [Denmark]: Politikens Forlag, 1968.. 1968.. Good. - Small octavo, pictorial paper covered boards. The binding is lightly bumped and the spine is a bit darkened with a stain to the tail. 383 & [1] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations & maps. The page edges are darkened. Good.

Second edition.

A handbook on Greenland. The text is in Danish. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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7 Borum, Villy. GRONLAND: DANMARK I NORD.
Copenhagen: Berlingske Forlag, 1947. 1947. Good 
- Quarto [12-3/4 inches high by 10-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is rubbed & bumped with soiling to the rear wrap. The spine is darkened & chipped. 96 pages. Profuse photographic illustrations & maps in brown & white. The corners of some front & rear pages are creased. Good.

A book about life in Greenland and its relationship with Denmark.

The text is in Danish with an English translation by Aa. Hald Madsen. 
Price: 20.00 USD

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8 Chichlo, Boris; editor SIBERIA I: Siberian Questions / Economy, Ecology, Strategy. SIBERIE I: Questions Siberiennes / Economie, Ecologie, Strategie
Paris: Institut d'Etudes Slaves, 1985. 1985. Very good 
Paris: Institut d'Etudes Slaves, 1985.. 1985.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed white wrappers with a black-and-white map on the front wrap. There is some very minor soiling to the wraps with a light crease to the front wrap. 416 pages. Illustrated with tables. Very good.

A collection of papers presented at an international colloquium in Paris May 24-27, 1983. The book is a title in the series "Cultures et societes de l'Est" published by l'Institut du Monde Sovietique et de l"Europe Centrale et Orientale (IMSECO).

Some of the papers are in French, others in English. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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9 Dykstra, Gerald O A BELATED REBUTTAL ON RUSSIA
Allegan, Michigan: The Allegan Press, (1928). (1928). Good 
Allegan, Michigan: The Allegan Press, (1928).. (1928).. Good. - Octavo, limp burgundy cloth titled within a gilt rectangle above a blind- stamped vignette on the front cover. The book is also titled in gilt on the spine, but the gilt is faded. There is light white staining to the binding. 196 pages, with profuse illustrations throughout. The front hinge is cracked. There is staining to the front blank and some foxing and light staining to the first and last few pages. Good.

First edition. A young American student's travels to Soviet Russia. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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10 Field, Henry M [JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD]. I. FROM THE LAKES TO KILLARNEY TO THE GOLDEN HORN. II. FROM EGYPT TO JAPAN. (2 volumes)
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1876-77]. [1876-77]. Very good 
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, [1876-77].. [1876-77].. Very good. - Octavo, 8-1/4 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide. Hardcovers, bound in dark green cloth titled in gilt between gilt rules with frames stamped in black on front cover & in blind on rear cover. The top edge is gilt. The covers are bumped & rubbed. vi & 355 pages & a 2-page publisher's catalogue; and [vii] & 424 pages. A previous owner's name is penned in ink on the flyleafs and a small owner's stamp is present on the flyleaf, title page & the last page of text of each volume. Very good.

Seventh edition. Dr. Field's Journey Round the World.

These two volumes, each complete in itself, are listed in the publisher's catalogue as parts I and II of "Dr. Field's Travels Round the World". The first volume "does not pass beyond Europe, but stops on the shores of the Bosphorus, in sight of Asia." The second volume takes Field "to the Nile and the Ganges, to Egypt and India, to Burmah and Java, to China and Japan."--From the author's introductory note. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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NANORTALIK: Nunap Isuata erqa. Kap Farvel-landet., Fisker, Jorgen; editor.
11 Fisker, Jorgen; editor. NANORTALIK: Nunap Isuata erqa. Kap Farvel-landet.
(Umanaq): Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1981). (1981). Very good 
- Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The extremities of the binding are lightly rubbed. 282 & [1] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations, including maps & facsimiles. Very good.

First edition.

An account of the history and development of the commune of Nanortalik.

The text is in Danish and Greenlandic. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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NARSSAK: Igaliko, K'agssiarssuk, Narssarssuak., Fisker, Jorgen; editor.
12 Fisker, Jorgen; editor. NARSSAK: Igaliko, K'agssiarssuk, Narssarssuak.
(Umanak): Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1980). (1980). Very good 
- Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The extremities of the binding are lightly rubbed. 271 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

"Narssak" in Greenlandic translates as "plain" and Narssak is a municipality in Western Greenland situated on a plain abruptly cut off by high mountains. The book explores the history of Narssak, its institutions, geology, economy and business development. One chapter is on sheep farming from 1975 to 1980. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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13 Fisker, Jorgen; editor. PAMIUT FREDERIKSHAB: NARSSALIK AVIGAIT ARSUK.
(Umanak): Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1980). (1980). Very good 
- Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed. 267 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

First edition.

An account of the history and development of the commune of Frederikshab.

The text is in Danish and Greenlandic. First Edition. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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ILULISSAT JAKOBSHAVN: Rodebay, Qeqertaq, Sarqaq., Fisker, Jorgen; Egede, Niels; Ostermann, Hother; et al.
14 Fisker, Jorgen; Egede, Niels; Ostermann, Hother; et al. ILULISSAT JAKOBSHAVN: Rodebay, Qeqertaq, Sarqaq.
Umanak, Greenland: Norrdiske Landes Bogforlag, 1984. 1984. Very good 
- Small quarto [approximately 9-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed with a tiny ink stain to the rear wrap. 303 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

Ilulissat, formerly known as Jakobshavn, is a town in western Greenland. Jakobshavn is also the name of the nearby, now fast-disappearing glacier. The book is a history and an account of the daily life of the town, including whaling, fishing, healthcare and education.

The text is in Danish. 
Price: 25.00 USD

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15 Giteau, Madeleine THE CIVILIZATION OF ANGKOR
New York: Rizzoli, (1976). (1976). 0847800407 / 9780847800407 Very good 
New York: Rizzoli, (1976).. (1976).. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 10 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The top edges of the dust jacket's flaps are slightly darkened. 279 & [1] pages. 150 textual and full-page illustrations, 30 of them in color. The top edges of the pages are slightly darkened. Very good Dust jacket present. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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16 Helgason, Jon. REYKJAVIK: Thaettir og Myndir ur Sogu Baejarins 1786-1936.
Reykjavik: Isafoldarprentsmioja H.F., 1937. 1937. Good 
- Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in brown pictorial stiff suede wrappers. The binding is rubbed & soiled with the extremities chipped & with a number of small stains. 100 & [2] pages plus a large section of black-and-white illustrations. the last signature [i.e. group of pages] is detached. There is an ink inscription on the front endpaper & the rear blanks are foxed. Good.

The detached signature includes the last two pages of illustrations and a folding list of the illustrations in English. The rest of the text is in Icelandic. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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17 Henderson, John W.; Barth, Helen A. et al. AREA HANDBOOK FOR OCEANIA.
Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1971. 1971. Very good 
- Octavo, dark green cloth. The tail of the spine is lightly creased. xiii & 555 pages with an errata page bound in. Illustrated with 2 folding black-and-white maps. Very good.

This is one of a series of handbooks prepared by Foreign Area Studies of the American University, Washington, DC "designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries." 
Price: 10.00 USD

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18 Hjern, Kjell. ETT SVUNNET GOTEBORG.
Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag, (1964). (1964). Good Signed
INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY KJELL HJERN AND HIS WIFE - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], cream-colored boards backed with black cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is warped & very lightly bumped & the extremities of the boards are slightly darkened. The dust jacket is chipped with the top edge of the rear panel torn. 119 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations, including a town plan. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good in a fair dust wrapper. Good.

First edition.

Inscribed and signed on the half-title by Hjern and his wife Elsa

Kjell Hjern [1916-1984] was a theatre critic and poet. He published five collections of poetry and many other books, most of them about art and artists related to Gothenburg. He was editor of the art magazine Palette from 1940 to 1947. This book is about times past in Gothenburg.

The text is in Swedish. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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19 Jannel, Claude; Lontcho, Frederic SUMATRA
(Paris): Editions Errance, (1980). (1980). Very good 
(Paris): Editions Errance, (1980).. (1980).. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 9 inches high by 7-3/4 inches wide] pictorial paper covered boards. The extremities are rubbed and the head & tail of the spine are lightly chipped. 111 pages plus colophon. Illustrations, including maps, in black & white and color. Very good.

The text is in French. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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20 Kirss, Odette; compiler RAKVERE VANADEL FOTODEL: Fotosid Virumaa Muuseumide kogust / RAKVERE IN OLD PHOTOS: Photos from the collection of the Museums of Virumaa Foundation
Tanapaev, (2006). (2006). Fine 
Tanapaev, (2006).. (2006).. Fine. - Small folio [11-5/8 inches high by 7-1/4 inches wide], pictorial paper covered boards in a matching dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped. 140 & [3] pages. Profuse photographic illustrations in mauve, black & white. Near fine.

The text is in Estonian with an English translation.

Scarce. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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