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Uruguay, KOEBEL, W. H.
1 KOEBEL, W. H. Uruguay
1911 cloth good, exlib. book Octavo, 15.6 x 22.6 x 5.1cm London 
History & Description of Uruguay, London, 1911


KOEBEL, W. H. Uruguay. By W. H. Koebel Author of "Argentina, Past and Present," "Portugal: Its Land and People," etc. With a Map and 55 Illustrations. T. Fisher Unwin, London Adelphi Terrace, Leipsic Inselstrasse 20, MCMXI [1911] Octavo, 15.6 x 22.6 x 5.1cm. $25.00

"Koebel, William Henry (1872-1923), businessman and author... Koebel was a prolific author and traveller, especially in South America, during the years before and after the First World War. His particular interest was trade and the British share in Latin America...." He "contended that while South America offered considerable business opportunities, Britain's former trade supremacy was being challenged by other nations, which he attributed to the conservatism of British business practice and especially to its failure to respond to the needs of local markets. These were continuing themes of many of his writings.... Koebel's writings did not meet with universal approval and his view of British commercial weakness was often coloured by his emphasis on the failure to employ the decimal system and trained commercial travellers rather than more fundamental and deep-seated issues like shortage of capital and lack of shipping capacity in the post-war years. He was nevertheless a readable and well-informed commentator on British interests in South America."--Robert G. Greenhill, `Koebel, William Henry (1872-1923)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oct 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/98455, accessed 16 Feb 2017]

Bound publisher's blue cloth with gilt emblem on front cover and gilt lettering on spine, a few soiled spots, spine ends and one corner just starting to fray, hand-written paper call number tag on bottom of spine, exlib., 2 pieces of paper pasted over old bookplates on front paste-down endpaper, oval blind stamp and oval ink stamp on title and other pages, library card pocket with cards showing having been checked out 3 times: 1929, 1931, 1957; deckle page edges, inside hinges strengthened with flexible adhesive, paper torn at front inside hinge but loose ends pasted down.

Pagination: (1) half title(series), (1) list of series books, (1) half title, (1) By the Same Author, (1) title (in red & black), (1) copyright, p.7 Introductory Note, (1) blank, 9-22 contents, 23-26 illustrations, 27-341, (1) blank, 343-350pp index, (1) publisher, (1) blank. 55 illustrations on 32 plates, 29.1 x 34cm folding map of Uruguay after appendix. (South American Series, Vol. 6).
(17909) 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Japs at Home., SLADEN, DOUGLAS.
2 SLADEN, DOUGLAS. The Japs at Home.
1893 3rd Edition Pictorial Cloth good Book Octavo, 19.5 x 21.3 x 3.6cm. London 
Sladen's travels in Japan, Illustrated, London, 1893


SLADEN, DOUGLAS. The Japs at Home. By Douglas Sladen. With Numerous Illustrations. Third Edition. Hutchinson & Co. 34, Paternoster Row, London, MDCCCXCIII [1893] Octavo, 19.5 x 21.3 x 3.6cm. $40.00

Douglas Sladen 1856-1947, author, born in London, scholar of Trinity College, Oxford, was in Australia 1879-1884, Univ. of Melbourne LL.B. 1882. He travelled much and settled in London as a writer. Sladen wrote many travel books, novels and anthologies. We offer his The Japs at Home, an account of his travels in Japan from December 1st through July 6th (1891-92?). He says of the book: "In my months of wandering about the streets and lanes of Japan, I kodaked with camera and pen a few phases of Japanese life, which I here present that you may see The Japs at Home as I saw them... Whatever struck me as interesting or amusing I noted down on the pad affixed to the top of my kodak-case,--an addition all kodakers should have... I have not wittingly asserted anything which is not a fact, and when I make an unsupported assertion only state it as my impression. The sojourner among a secretive people cannot easily do more..."--from "To the Reader."

Bound pictorial cloth in black, blues & tans: "The cover represents a geisha (singing girl) returning by night, in her riksha, along the banks of the Sumida-gawa, the river of Tokyo..." Cloth is soiled, spine ends tattered and chipping away--1cm at top and .5cm at bottom, corners bumped, small oval library blind stamp on title & other pages, small oval gray rubber library stamp on verso of title and other pages, old hand lettered paper library tag at bottom of spine, nice piece of gray acid free paper pasted over removed library bookplate on front paste-down endpapers, hand written library card & pocket on rear paste-down endpaper with one check-out from 1929, accession number written on verso of title, gray-green floral decorated endpapers, pages tanned some.

Pagination: (2) press opinions, (1) half-title, (1) books by the author, (1) title, (1) blank, (1) dedication, (1) note re cover, (1) to the reader, (1) blank, [ix]-x contents, [xi]-xii list of illustrations, 1-339pp, (1) blank; (4) ads--books by Sladen, 1-8 ads Messrs. Hutchinson's Preliminary List of Spring Announcements.

12 full page plates from photos including the frontispiece, with protective tissues all present; 41 smaller illustrations printed in text.
(17908) 
Price: 40.00 USD
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