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The Child's Own Book for 1838 - Various Authors

1838 - Richard Davis, London
Illustrated with wood engravings, including frontispiece. A potpourri of informational and inspirational writings, with much on missionaries in far off lands, "The profits to be devoted to Sunday School Objects."
 
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The Golden Ripple - Alec Waugh

1933 - Farrar & Rinehart, New York - First Edition
A fascinating story of the widening circles of effects from a seemingly casual decision. This is ‘golden ripple’, the rumour of oil where no oil was; in a larger sense, the promise of prosperity in the half-year preceding the Fall of 1929, including a great description of New York gone haywire in the early shock of the depression. The ‘golden ripple’ affects a got-rich-quick financier in New York, a New Orleans scion of an old family and a conservative family in England.

Extremely scarce in it’s original dust jacket.

 
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Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo - John Whitehead

1893 - Gurney and Jackson, London - First Edition
A beautiful copy of this stunningly illustrated and unsurpassed large folio containing 32 lithographed plates, comprising 11 natural history plates, hand-coloured and heightened with gum arabic, and 21 tinted lithographed views and ethnographic subjects, and with map and an additional 21 woodcut illustrations in the text.

The detailed narrative of John Whitehead's (1860-1899) travels from October 1884 to August 1888 in Borneo, Java, Palawan and Balabac Islands, especially of his three efforts (the last one successful) to ascend Mt. Kina Balu. He brought back examples of many new animals, including no fewer than forty-five new species of birds. The author's primary interest was ornithology, but he also provides much information on head-hunting, religion and custom of the peoples of the region. Besides visiting North Borneo he spent several months in Java and Palawan, and made an expedition into the state of Malacca.
 
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