The Numbered Account

Bridge, Ann

Verlag: Chatto & Windus, 1960
ISBN 10: 0701105720 / ISBN 13: 9780701105723
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1960. 314 pages. Grey, pictorial dust jacket over brown cloth. Firm binding. Mild foxing, tanning and handling marks. Slight bumping to corners with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces. Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with moderate rubbing, foxing, tanning and wear over surfaces. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: Julia Probyn, like most people, knew very little about anonymous numbered accounts in Swiss Banks. Until her cousin, Colin Munro, asked her to look into the matter of one containing a fortune, for his fiancée Aglaia Armitage, left to her by her Greek grandfather. Then Julia learned a great deal.

But besides bonds and debentures, old Mr. Thalassides, proved to have left documents of vital interest to the British Secret Service, and to other Powers as well, in the vault with them. When these disappear, the hunt begins...

Ann Bridge brings her characteristic wit, suspense and sense of adventure to the third book in the Julia Probyn series.

Inhaltsangabe: small white mark to spine area. Content is clean and bright. DJ has light toning with edge wear and tear to front.

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Titel: The Numbered Account
Verlag: Chatto & Windus
Erscheinungsdatum: 1960
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: Good

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Buchbeschreibung Nijhoff;, 1927. Gebundene Ausgabe. Buchzustand: Gut. 35 Seiten; Das hier angebotene Buch stammt aus einer teilaufgelösten Bibliothek und trägt die entsprechenden Kennzeichnungen (Rückenschild, Instituts-Stempel.). Schnitt und Einband sind etwas staubschmutzig; der Buchzustand ist ansonsten ordentlich und dem Alter entsprechend gut; ENGLISCH! Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 200. Artikel-Nr. 1282732

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Buchbeschreibung Seattle, WA, The Occidental Publishing Co., 1909. In two volumes. Large 4to (31.5 x 24.5 cm). xv, iii, 1,012 pp.; 45 plates incuding two frontispieces (original photo, mounted and with printed tissue guard, and including 16 colour plates after watercolours of A. Brooks, 300 text figures. Uniform original boards. Spine with original printed labels. Decorated endpapers.l Rare first large paper edition, limited to 200 numbered copies of which this is no. 158. In total 372 different species of birds are extensively described and finely illustrated. The first volume signed by Dawson, the second with mounted on the first blank recto a handwritten card signed by the first author "May the migration westward occur soon and often" Includes numerous very fine photographs, mounted, and all with printed tissue guards. Nissen quote 70 plates in error. Simultanously a simpler edition was published, in 1,050 copies. Confusingly, there are other "limited" editions on the market, such as the "Patron's edition", "British Columbia Edition", and "Limited edition of 350 copies" but those are not this original, large paper edition. Slight shelf-wear to extremities, otherwise a fine set. Nissen IVB, 224. Artikel-Nr. 42376

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Buchbeschreibung Beddie 648; ESTC T74465; Hill 782; Holmes 5; Mendelssohn I, p. 377; Sabin 30934 ("The first edition, to be preferred for its plates"); Howgego, to 1800, C173. First edition (first issue) of the official account of James Cook's first voyage, edited from Cook's journals by John Hawkesworth. Although Hawkesworth was heavily criticized for his sloppy editorial work and his use of the first person, the account is of great historical significance, especially for its finely executed illustrations. The first volume relates the voyages of Byron, Carteret and Wallis (the discoverer of Tahiti), and volumes two and three are devoted to Cook's voyage. Cook was appointed commander of the Endeavour to sail for Tahiti to observe the transit of Venus and to search for the hypothetical Terra Australis, whose existence had been proposed by the geographer Alexander Dalrymple. In Tahiti he duly observed the transit and then sailed south in search of the southern continent until bad weather forced him to turn north again. In October 1769 the crew sighted the northern Island of New Zealand. Cook spent many weeks surveying New Zealand and his remarkably accurate chart, included in the second volume, remains a major achievement. From New Zealand he steered westward, heading for the east coast of Australia. Cook surveyed and charted almost the whole coast of New South Wales and proved that New Holland (Australia) and New Guinea were two separate islands. According to Holmes there are several issues of the first edition and the "earliest issues lack the directions for placing the cuts and the 'Chart of the Streight of Magellan' " (Holmes ). Our copy includes the directions for the binder, but lacks the chart of the Strait of Magellan.All volumes have some leaves foxed or browned, but otherwise in very good condition. Bindings scuffed at the extremities and worn in the joints, with a long crack in the joint of the front board of volume 1, but otherwise good. Artikel-Nr. ACAB1Z01U79O

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