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A rare ephemeral Ottoman map of Africa was printed on the back cover of a notebook 8°. [48 pp.] manuscript in pencil on paper with printed stripes, stapled, original pink illustrated wrappers (front cover with light water-staining, tears, loss of image and recently repaired with scotch tape, map with soft folds and tiny tears in the margins, staples…
A highly valuable and voluminous archive relating to the Portuguese Colonial War, or the ‘Guerra do Ultramar’ (1961-74), an epic conflict whereby Portugal fought to maintain its 400-year-old African colonial empire, simultaneously opposing large-scale and well-organized independence movements in Angola, Guiné (Guinea-Bissau), and Mozambique, forming three hot fronts in the Cold War; here being the military papers of Lieutenant-Colonel…
A complete set of the contemporary Ottoman translations of Schweinfurth’s influential travelogue to Africa. 8°: 911 pp. with black and white illustrations, folding map, coloured in outline, one toned lithograph with hand coloured details, contemporary Ottoman black calf with gilt and debossed decoration (remboîtage in a contemporary Ottoman binding) (minor age-toning and foxing, holes in the map on the crossings…
8°. 207 pp. with musical scores, signed by the author, bound in a contemporary marbled boards with black linen spine (minor staining, one page with light staining in the upper margin, sporadic sheets slightly loose, binding slightly worn on the edges, old signature on the top of the front endpaper, overall in a good condition).
A very rare ‘Restricted’ map of Agra made during World War II, when the city was feared to be a target of Japanese bombing, such that the dome of the Taj Majal was covered in camouflage, published in Dehra Dun by the Survey of India. Colour print (Good, some wear along old folds, some conspicuous toning to lower…
A rare pair of mimeographed books on agriculture printed on pink paper in Slovenian language in a DP camp in Austria after WWII Two titles bound in one volume, 4°, mimeographed on pink paper with illustrations. 42 pp., [3 pp.,]. 42 pp., [2 pp.,]. Original black boards and cloth spine (boards slightly rubbed, otherwise in a good condition).
8°, 156 pp.,  with illustrated vignettes in the text, contemporary brown cloth binding without bound in wrappers (small tears and minor loss of paper in the gutter, minor staining, binding with light wear and ink staining, some sheets slightly stained in the margins, old bookdealer’s stamp on the last page, old signature and date on the title page, altogether…
8°. 29-35 pp., facing pages marked with the same number, with colour lithographed plates, printed covers, stapled (tiny loss of paper in the lower corners of the last pages, light staining and foxing, otherwise in a good used condition).
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