Delhi: Hind Pocket Books, n.d. (circa 1974) – Very Good paperback – 6.75″ tall – b&w ills – minor creasing to about 4 pages (binder error), text still legible, otherwise near Fine (near new) – 130 pages. Selected magic tricks explained, including the famous Indian Rope Trick. Availability: in stock in the U.S. ISBN: 0-88253-091-7 Size: 16mo – over 5¾” – 6¾” tall
Very Good+ hardcover/near Very Good+ dust jacket – NY: Random House, 1990 – b&w photos – review glued to rear pastedown; previous owner name on front endpaper (otherwise clean & tight) – dust jacket lightly rubbed with faint scratches – bibliography, index – 306pp. 0-394-56391-3 Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
San Diego/NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986 – Fourth Edition – Good+ paperback – 8.25″ high – tables & figures – some highlighting, otherwise no markings, clean, bright – recommended reading – index – 395 pages. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
NY: John Day & Co, 1950 – Very Good hardcover/ Good+ dust jacket (in mylar) – NY: John Day & Co, 1950 – 8 1/8″ tall – orange cloth – b/w map – dust jacket has light edgewear, tiny chips, vertical crease at backstrip and flap – glossary – 310pp. India Travel 1947-1949; young American travels through western India (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamilnad), soon after Independence. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Sanbornville NH: Wake-Brook House, 1958 – First Edition – VG+ hardover/ near Very Good case – 11″ tall x 8.5″ – handblocked cotton covers (mustard with red/black dancer and peacock motif) with paper title label on spine – sunned case has large full color illustrated label on front (repeat of frontis) – tipped in color frontis and sepia text ills throughout by Maj. Gen. H.J.P. Browne – clean covers, lightly sunned at backstrip; otherwise clean edges and interior with no markings of any kind – slipcase sunned with minor rubbing, 1″ closed crack at top, otherwise firm – glossary + 286 pages. American wife of British officer enjoys last days of the British Raj in an army cantonment town in southern India. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall
NY: Thomas Nelson, n.d. (circa 1958) – Very Good hardcover/ Very Good dust jacket – 8.5″ tall – blue cloth – b&w photos – glossary – 160pp. A Danish traveller in 1950s India 1950s records meetings and travel to historical sites, including Serampore and Tranquebar, former Danish trading posts. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
First edition – Very Good paperback – NY: Red Dust Inc., 1965 – 8.25″h – upper corner lightly bumped, overall light exterior sunning – interior Very Good+ – 128pp. American girl travels to India to study Sanskrit in the 1950s; describes her experiences, journeys, and her relationships with other students.
Boston: Little Brown, 1949 – First edition (stated) – near Very Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 8.25″ tall – red covers, blind-stamped on front, gilt lettered on spine – map endpapers – ex-library; otherwise no markings – dust jacket flap with blurb pasted to front endpaper – glossary – 242 pages. Englishwoman’s memoir of 16 years in northern India c. 1923 to 1939. Author later published under name Monica Campbell-Martin. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
First Edition/1st printing – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good dust jacket – Ames IA: Iowa State University Press, 1964 – 8.5″h – b&w map frontis – light foxing to top edge, otherwise Fine/as new with no other markings – dust jacket has small taped tear at top of flap (otherwise Very Good+) – 498pp. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Indianapolis & NY: Bobbs-Merrill,  – First Edition stated – Very Good hardcover/no dust jacket – 8.75″ tall – gilt lettered blue cloth – sepia photo endpapers – clean cloth with lightly faded gilt – half inch section has been cut from top of 2 front endpapers, otherwise interior Very Good+/ like new with no other markings – 277pp. Black American writer with ambivalent feelings about “the old bedeviling duality” of being Black and American, is told: “Your job will be to help interpret American life to the people of India” by the U.S. State Department. Jay Saunders Redding 1906-1988. ASIN: B0000CR0OI Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
NY: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1944 (A Wartime Book ) – First U.S. Edition (stated) – Very Good+ hardcover/ near Very Good dust jacket (in mylar) – 8.25″ tall – dark blue cloth with gilt lettered spine – map endpapers – faint rubbing on front otherwise tight, clean, near new, with no markings – dust jacket has corner clipped flaps (price still intact), some corner and edge wear, short closed edge tears – index – 304 pages. In stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
1st edition – Very Good+ hardcover/ Good dust jacket – NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946 – 8.5″h – pictorial color cover of bowman on horseback – red tinted top edge – color plates – b&w ills by Allen Lewis – bibliography – index – iv + 203pp. Dust jacket edgeworn, price clipped, with chip at bottom & top of backstrip but front panel illustration of woman at spinning wheel intact; book list on rear panel. Author: Pearl Buck’s sister. Grace Sydenstricker Yaukey (1899- ). Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
0-7922-7960-3 First printing – Very Good+ hardcover/Very Good+ dust jacket – Washington DC:National Geographic/Adventure Press, 2000 – 9.25″h – red paper covered boards with copper gilt lettered black cloth backstrip – b&w map frontis – color photo ills – b&w decorative chapter initials & motifs – 3 small ink check marks on corner of front cover, otherwise Fine/like new interior – dust jacket lightly rubbed, o/w Fine – bibliography, notes – 252pp. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
subtitled Nuestro Mundo en Color – Hong Kong: The Guidebook Co. Ltd., 1992 – Very Good+ large format paperback – stiff paper covers – 11″ tall x 8.25″ – full color glossy covers and photography throughout by Bill Wasserman – TEXT and captions IN SPANISH translated from English by Teresa Infiesta – moderate heel and small corner bump; otherwise as new with no markings – annotated index – 84 pages. Lavishly illustrated guide to the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Size: 4to – over 9¾” – 12″ tall
0-670-33172-4 First Edition/2nd printing – Very Good+ hardcover/near Fine dust jacket – NY: Viking Press, 1979 – 8vo/9″ tall – b&w map endpapers (course of the Ganges) – color & b&w photos, b&w maps – faint foxing to top edge, o/w as new with no markings – dust jacket has light wear at top of front flap – appendices: trip diary; Ganga & Hinduism; river levation /distance chart; jet boats; glossary – index – 273pp. Hillary’s account of his 1977 expedition up the length of the Ganges river from its delta in the Bay of Bengal to near its source in the Himalayas.
2nd Edition – near Very Good paperback – New Delhi India: National Book Trust, 1979/1984 – 8.25″ tall – foldout map – b&w photos – index – rear corner chip/crease, light scuff, otherwise as new with no markings of any kind – 112pp. Southern state in India: rivers; population; history from the Satavahanas c. 236 B.C. to modern Indian statehood; language, literature; culture; land resources & development. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Bangalore, India: Karnataka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2002 – Very Good+ large format paperback – 11″ tall x 8.5″ – color & b&w photos – b&w ills, figures, maps, charts – bibliography, beach indices, general index – 192pp. Condition: light corner wear, otherwise near new with no interior markings. This study covers scientific studies of a southern section of the western India seaboard during the years 1984 to 1998, with reference to proposed tourism and coastal development, in view of (1) conservation and preservation of strand flora & other species, (2) coastal management and land use, (3) monitoring pollution sources & other hazards. Availability: in stock in the U.S.
Fifth Edition – Vepery, Madras: SPCK Press Printers, 1919 – Good+ paperback – 7.25″ tall – blue paper covers – tipped in foldout b&w map – covers sunned at edges with 3 small edge tears, lower edge crease & small chip off lower edge near backstrip; light foxing to endpaper & 5-6pp margins; otherwise no markings and map is complete with no tears – ads plus 121pp. 1919 Tour guide of Taj Mahal city & environs with historical background & 3-day itinerary. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall
Jaipur (Rajasthan) India, Office of the Superintendent of Census Operations, 1968 – near Very Good string-bound hardcover/no dust jacket – oblong 8.5″ x 11.5″ album of b&w ills of all aspects of India village life (costume & ornaments, housing, house decoration & domestic goods, farm implements in detail, musical instruments, temples & deities, & more), all annotated – 108pp, printed one side only, perfect for overhead projection – exterior wear, small edge dents, some ink smudges to paper-covered boards; otherwise unmarked. Village India; Ethnology; Anthropology. Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 8vo – over 7¾” – 9¾” tall
Delhi: Hind Pocket Books/ Orient Paperbacks, 1960 – First Indian edition – near Very Good paperback – 16mo/6 7/8″ tall – b/w frontis ill; b/w photos; 2 b/w maps (Andaman Islands; Nicobar Islands) – edgewear at backstrip with lower heel bump; otherwise unmarked clean, bright interior – ads plus 188 pages. Book Club selection in the U.K. Travel to 2 island groups in the Bay of Bengal renowned as the infamous penal colony called Port Blair or Kala Pani (Black Water) and a touchdown for the Japanese during World War II; home of the Onghies, Chouras and other tribals; devastated by the 2004 tsunami. ISBN: 0-88253-097-6 Availability: in stock in the U.S. Size: 12mo – over 6¾” – 7¾” tall