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SCOUTING -- BADEN-POWELL, Robert S.S. (1857-1941). Sketches in Mafeking & East Africa. London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1907. Oblong 4° (235 x 310mm). Illustrations throughout. Original brown cloth, edges gilt (extremities lightly rubbed, endpapers lightly browned). Provenance: R. Gough (inscription from the author, dated Dec 1924) -- The Scouting Museum, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts (bookplate) -- Boston University (booklabel; this last provenance for all items in this lot, deaccession letter provided). FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.
BADEN-POWELL, Olave. Guide Links. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1936. 8° (185 x 125mm). Original orange cloth, original dust-jacket (small chips). Provenance: 'Alice' (inscription from the author) -- St. James Library, West Malvern. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR.
With: The Scout. Issues 1-78. April 1908-October 1909, in three cloth vols; Yarns for Boy Scouts Told Round the Camp Fire, London, 1909, in original wrappers; The Jamboree Book 1920; The Imperial Jamboree 1924; The World Jamboree 1929; and 8 related others. (17)
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