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Durand, Loup, translated from French by Helen R. Lane

Published by NY Morrow 1983. (1983)

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About this Item: NY Morrow 1983., 1983. VG in VG DJ. Set against the background of the Cambodian revoltuion, Khmer Rouge guerrillas, an American cultural ttache, a CIA agent, a Corsican arms trafficker, a French photographer, an English journalist, a sadistic colonel in Lon Nol's army & a Jarai (Cambodian tribesman) are drawn into the maelstrom of revolution. 1st ed 1st ptg. Seller Inventory # 038035

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Grosvenor, Gilbert (Editor)

Published by The National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1912)

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About this Item: The National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 1912. Wraps. Condition: Poor. [8 pages of advertisements], pages 209-312, [and 16 pages of advertisements] plus covers. Illustrations. Maps. Cover is missing. Pencil notes on first page. National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is known for its extensive use of dramatic photographs. The magazine is published monthly, and additional map supplements are also included with subscriptions. On occasion, special editions of the magazine are issued. The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published on September 22, 1888, nine months after the Society was founded. Starting with its January 1905 publication of several full-page pictures of Tibet in 1900-1901, the magazine changed from being a text-oriented publication closer to a scientific journal to featuring extensive pictorial content, and became well known for this style. John Hyde was the magazine's first editor.This issue includes: The Forgotten Ruins of Indo-China by Jacob E. Conner with 63 illustrations and two maps, The National Geographic Society (illustrated), and American Discoverers of the Antarctic Continent by Major General A. W. Greeley, U. S. Army, illustrated.Jacob E. Conner was an American Consul at St. Petersburg and formerly was the American Consul at Saigon, Cambodia.The article on the National Geographic Society discusses the seventh annual banquet of the Society.Adolphus Washington Greely (March 27, 1844 - October 20, 1935), was an American Polar explorer, a United States Army officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. In June 1886, Greely was promoted to captain after serving twenty years as a lieutenant and, in March 1887, President Grover Cleveland appointed him as Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army with the rank of brigadier general. (The only other Regular Army officer to be promoted directly from captain to brigadier general since the Civil War was John J. Pershing.) During his tenure as Chief Signal Officer of the Army, the following military telegraph lines were constructed, operated and maintained during the Spanish American War: Puerto Rico, 800 miles (1,300 kilometers); Cuba, 3,000 mi (4,800 km); the Philippines, 10,200 mi (16,400 km). In connection with Alaska, then General Greely had constructed under very adverse conditions a telegraph system of nearly 4,000 mi (6,400 km), consisting of submarine cables, landcables and wireless telegraphy, the latter covering a distance of 107 mi (172 km), which at the time of installation was the longest commercial system regularly working in the world. In 1906, he served as military commander over the emergency situation created by the San Francisco earthquake. On February 10, 1906, he was promoted to major general and on March 27, 1908, he retired, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 64.[citation needed] In 1911 he represented the United States Army at the coronation of King George V. On March 21, 1935, a special act of Congress awarded Greely the Medal of Honor in recognition of his long and distinguished career. He is the only person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for "lifetime achievement" rather than for acts of physical courage at the risk of one's own life. His was the second and last award of the Medal of Honor by the Army for non-combat service. Presumed First Edition/First Printing thus. Seller Inventory # 72897

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Grosvenor, Gilbert (Editor)

Published by The National Geographic Society, Washington DC (1912)

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About this Item: The National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 1912. Wraps. Condition: Fair. [8 pages of advertisements], pages 209-312, [and 16 pages of advertisements] plus covers. Illustrations. Maps. Cover soiled, worn, torn with bottom part of spine missing and part of top front cover corner. National Geographic is the official magazine of the National Geographic Society. It has been published continuously since its first issue in 1888, nine months after the Society itself was founded. It primarily contains articles about geography, history, and world culture. The magazine is known for its extensive use of dramatic photographs. The magazine is published monthly, and additional map supplements are also included with subscriptions. On occasion, special editions of the magazine are issued. The first issue of National Geographic Magazine was published on September 22, 1888, nine months after the Society was founded. Starting with its January 1905 publication of several full-page pictures of Tibet in 1900-1901, the magazine changed from being a text-oriented publication closer to a scientific journal to featuring extensive pictorial content, and became well known for this style. John Hyde was the magazine's first editor.This issue includes: The Forgotten Ruins of Indo-China by Jacob E. Conner with 63 illustrations and two maps, The National Geographic Society (illustrated), and American Discoverers of the Antarctic Continent by Major General A. W. Greeley, U. S. Army, illustrated.Jacob E. Conner was an American Consul at St. Petersburg and formerly was the American Consul at Saigon, Cambodia.The article on the National Geographic Society discusses the seventh annual banquet of the Society.Adolphus Washington Greely (March 27, 1844 - October 20, 1935), was an American Polar explorer, a United States Army officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor. In June 1886, Greely was promoted to captain after serving twenty years as a lieutenant and, in March 1887, President Grover Cleveland appointed him as Chief Signal Officer of the U.S. Army with the rank of brigadier general. (The only other Regular Army officer to be promoted directly from captain to brigadier general since the Civil War was John J. Pershing.) During his tenure as Chief Signal Officer of the Army, the following military telegraph lines were constructed, operated and maintained during the Spanish American War: Puerto Rico, 800 miles (1,300 kilometers); Cuba, 3,000 mi (4,800 km); the Philippines, 10,200 mi (16,400 km). In connection with Alaska, then General Greely had constructed under very adverse conditions a telegraph system of nearly 4,000 mi (6,400 km), consisting of submarine cables, landcables and wireless telegraphy, the latter covering a distance of 107 mi (172 km), which at the time of installation was the longest commercial system regularly working in the world. In 1906, he served as military commander over the emergency situation created by the San Francisco earthquake. On February 10, 1906, he was promoted to major general and on March 27, 1908, he retired, having reached the mandatory retirement age of 64.[citation needed] In 1911 he represented the United States Army at the coronation of King George V. On March 21, 1935, a special act of Congress awarded Greely the Medal of Honor in recognition of his long and distinguished career. He is the only person to be awarded the Medal of Honor for "lifetime achievement" rather than for acts of physical courage at the risk of one's own life. His was the second and last award of the Medal of Honor by the Army for non-combat service. Presumed First Edition/First Printing thus. Seller Inventory # 72896

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Scientific results of a journey in CENTRAL: HEDIN (Dr Sven).

About this Item: Stockholm, Lithographic Institute Of The General Staff Of The Swedish Army, 1904-, 1907. Couverture rigide. Condition: Très bon. Edition originale. 6 vol. gds in-4° et 1 atlas in-folio [400 x 325 mm] en deux parties ; (3)-523 pp.-56 reprod. photographiques h.-t. [1-56]-446 figures in-texte-17 cartes h.-t. (3)-716 pp.-(1)-76 reprod. photographiques h.-t. [1-76]-297 figures in-texte-75 cartes h.-t. (3)-593 pp.-87 reprod. photographiques h.-t. [1-87]-466 figures in-texte-18 cartes ou panoramas h.-t. (2)-654 pp.-73 reprod. photographiques h.-t. [1-73]-379 figures in-texte-12 cartes h.-t. XII-(1)-401 pp.-(1)-47 pp.-13 pl. h.-t. [1-13]-(2)-472 pp. (2)-69 pp., nbses reprod. photographiques in-texte-5 photogravures h.-t. [I-V]-(1)-18 pp.-2 cartes coul. repliées-(2)-4 pp.-86 pp. de reprod. de portraits dessinés par l’auteur. L’atlas se compose ainsi : page de gd titre-préface-table des cartes-Index Map-47 cartes doubles coul. [1-47]-page de gd titre-préface-table des cartes-37 cartes doubles coul. [48-84]-27 fac-similés représentant des cartes manuscrites de l’auteur [I-XXVII], demi-basane prune à pts coins, dos à nerfs, filets or, fleurons à froid, titre or, rel. uniforme moderne, bel exemplaire. [suivi de :] Die chinesischen Handschriften-und sonstigen Kleinfunde Sven Hedins in Lou-lan. Herausgegeben, Übersetzt und unter Benutzung von KARL HIMLYS Hinterlassenen Vorarbeiten. Behandelt von AUGUST CONRADY. Mit 53 Tafeln. Stockholm, Generalstabens Lithografiska Anstalt, 1920. In-4° ; XV-191 pp.-(1)-53 pl. h.-t., demi-basane prune à pts coins, dos à nerfs, filets or, fleurons à froid, titre or, rel. moderne, bel exemplaire. Yakushi, Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature, H 176. Édition originale très rare complète. Tirage : 300 exemplaires. FIRST EDITION COMPLETE.300 COPIES ONLY. VERY SCARCE. Seller Inventory # ABE-4955583756

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SOUTHERN TIBET. Discoveries in former times compared: HEDIN (Dr Sven).

About this Item: Stockholm, Lithographic Institute of the General Staff of the Swedish Army, 1917-, 1922. Couverture rigide. Condition: Neuf. Edition originale. [vol. VII] History of exploration in the Kara-Korum Mountains. [vol. VIII] Part I. The Ts’ung-Ling mountains by Sven Hedin and Albert Herrmann. Part II. Die Westlander in der chinesischen kartographie von Albert Herrmann. Part III. Zwei Osttürkische Manuskriptkarten unter mitwirkung von A. V. Le Coq and Albert Herrmann. Part. IV. Chinesische Umschreibungen von Älteren geographischen namen von A. Herrmann. [vol. IX] Part I. Journeys in eastern Pamir by Sven Hedin. Part II. Osttürkische Namenliste by von A. V. Le Coq. Part III. Zur Geologie von Ost-Pamir ( ). Part. IV. Eine Chinesische Beschreibung von Tibet by von Julius Klaproth ( ). Part. V. General index. 9 vol. gds in-4° et 3 atlas in-folio [420 x 320 mm] en deux parties ; XXXII-293 pp.-1 reprod. photographique h.-t.-53 cartes h.-t. [I-LIII]. XI-330 pp.-81 reprod. photographiques h.-t.-24 cartes h.-t. [I-XXIV]. XI-369 pp.-100 reprod. photographiques h.-t.-31 cartes h.-t. [I-XXXI]. XII-428 pp.-200 reprod. photographiques h.-t.-33 panoramas coul. h.-t. (2)-220 pp.-60 illust.-18 profils et 7 cartes in et h.-t. (3)-VII-133 pp./(2)-86 pp./X-de la p. 14 à la p. 193-1 f. non ch.-11 planches h.-t. [I-XI]. X-(1)-605 pp.-21 reprod. photographiques h.-t.-103 cartes h.-t. [I-CIII]. XVI-456 pp.-45 cartes h.-t. [I-XXIX]. VII-180 pp./131 p./176 pp.-29 planches h.-t.-3 cartes h.-t. Les atlas se composent ainsi : Atlas of Tibetan Panoramas ; faux titre-page de gd titre-10 pp. [table]-105 pl. doubles [1-105]. Maps I ; page de gd titre-Index map-General map of Central Asia-15 pl. doubles [General map of East Turkestan : I-XV]-26 pl. doubles [Special map of Sven Hedin’s route : 1-26]-2 pl. doubles non ch. [General map]- 2 pl. doubles [Map of Sven Hedin’s travels : I-II] Maps II ; Hypsometrical Maps by Colonel H. Byström-page de gd titre-Index map-52 pl. doubles [1-52], demi-basane prune à pts coins, dos à nerfs, filets or perlés, fleurons à froid, titre or, rel. uniforme moderne, bel exemplaire. Marshall, Britain and Tibet, 1765-1947, 2096. Yakushi, Catalogue of the Himalayan Literature, H 179. Édition originale très rare complète. FIRST EDITION COMPLETE. 300 COPIES ONLY. VERY SCARCE. Seller Inventory # ABE-4973692396

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Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les: GARNIER, François.

About this Item: Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1873, 1873. 2 large quarto text volumes (335 x 246 mm) and one folio atlas, 2 volumes in one (490 x 360 mm). Contemporary red French quarter morocco, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, flat bands, red morocco-grain cloth sides concentrically panel-stamped in blind, all edges gilt in text volumes, top edge gilt and others untrimmed in atlas volume, white moiré endpapers. Cloth sides of atlas and corners of text volumes skilfully refurbished, old pale dampstain to margins one plate (not affecting image), customary scattered foxing, otherwise a very good set. Text volumes: 44 full-page engravings, as plates and in the text, including frontispiece to vol. 1, 10 full-page coloured maps and plans, wood-engraved vignettes throughout. Atlas volume: 2 double-page coloured area maps (one folding), 10 coloured route maps, 11 engraved plates of which 2 double-page, 27 single-tint lithographic plates, one containing 2 discrete images, 6 double-page of which 4 containing 2 images and one containing 3, 11 chromolithographic plates; title pages printed in red & black. First edition of the superbly illustrated official account of the most important 19th-century expedition into Indo-China. Cordier records a print run of 800 copies, although there has been more recent speculation that the edition may not have exceeded 300. Following the death of the commander, Captain Ernest Doudard de Lagrée, Garnier was forced to take command of this French government sponsored expedition to explore the navigability of the Mekong. After a voyage of nearly 5,500 miles they had successfully mapped over 3,600 miles of previously unrecorded terrain, represented here by the excellent maps based on Garnier's own notes and surveys. But probably one of the enduring achievements of the expedition was the superb suite of plates produced by Lieutenant Louis Delaporte. On the frequent occasions when the party was forced to travel over land, the river having become impassable, Delaporte took advantage of the interruptions to sketch the costumes and customs of the indigenous peoples, and the local flora and fauna. However, it is in the remarkable images that he produced of Angkor Wat that Delaporte's lasting legacy lies. His portrayal of the temple complex, "the Buddhist Notre Dame. more like a living fairy tale" as he described it, etched it into the Western consciousness and no doubt contributed much to its survival. In the 1970s the remnant of the deposed Khmer Rouge army took shelter there in the knowledge that Western opinion would not allow an attack that would threaten the site. "Garnier dedicated his life to the extension of the French political and commercial presence in Indochina and China. Between 1860. and his death in 1873 (concluding the assualt on the citadel of Hanoi), Garnier spent most of his time in the Far East. He is remembered today not as a colonial administrator but as the explorer of the Mekong River. Garnier managed to convince Napoleon III that France, already occupying the mouth of the Mekong, had to take advantage of this controlling position to develop trade with China (particularly with the province of Yunnan, a target of British and French imperialism) and to use this waterway to extend French colonization north of the new protectorate of Cambodia. Before Garnier's expedition, no European had ever travelled up the Mekong north of Vientiane (Viang-chan), in Laos. The full course and the source of the river were unknown, The expedition party would soon become aware that the river could not be used as a waterway for trade (because of its many rapids and seasonal water-level changes), but, two years after its departure from Saigon, the mission would come back with a map of the entire Mekong basin and with a wealth of information on the economic activities, cultures languages, and customs of the people living by the riverside and in tributary valleys. In remains, in scope and achievement, one of the most important expeditions conducted in the nineteenth c. Seller Inventory # 117168

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