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Page iv - ... admission fee, and £2 as his first annual subscription, or he may compound, either " at his entrance by one payment of £35, or at any subsequent period on the " following basis : — Fellows of 20 years' standing and over . . . . £12 lOe.
Page 162 - NOTES ON AFGHANISTAN AND PART OF BALUCHISTAN, Geographical, Ethnographical, and Historical, extracted from the Writings of little known Afghan, and Tajyik Historians, &c., &c., and from Personal Observation. By Major HG Raverty, Bombay Native Infantry (Retired). Foolscap folio.
Page 381 - THE STATESMAN'S YEAR BOOK Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World for the Year 1905.
Page 232 - But all historical geology assures us that the continental plateau and the oceanic hollows have never changed places, although from time to time portions of the latter have been ridged up and added to the margins of the former, while ever and anon marginal portions of the plateau have sunk down to very considerable depths.
Page 569 - The Great Barrier Reef of Australia : ITS PRODUCTS AND POTENTIALITIES. Containing an Account, with Copious Coloured and Photographic Illustrations (the latter here produced for the first time), of the Corals and Coral Reefs, Pearl and Pearl Shell, Beche-de-Mer, other Fishing Industries, and the Marine Fauna of the Australian Great Barrier Region.
Page 168 - How all these rivers cross and encounter, how the country lieth and is bordered, the passage of Cemenes, and of Berreo, mine own discovery, and the way that I entered, with all the rest of the nations and rivers, Your Lordship shall receive in a large chart, or map, which I have not yet finished, and which I shall most humbly pray Your Lordship to secret, and not to suffer it to pass your own hands; for by a draught thereof all may be prevented by other nations...
Page 163 - Ghuris, the Turk sovereigns of the Dihli Kingdom, the Mughal Sovereigns of the house of Timur, and other Muhammadan chronicles; and from personal observations.
Page 24 - To place boats, etc., on the ice packed ready for use involves the danger of being separated from them by a movement of the ice, or of losing them altogether should a sudden opening occur. If we merely have everything handy for heaving over the side, the emergency may be so sudden that we have not time to save anything. So the only feasible plan is to arrange for sledges, boats, stores...
Page 519 - It is likewise he who describes Thule and other neighbouring places, where, according to him, neither earth, water, nor air exist, separately, but a sort of concretion of all these, resembling marine sponge, in which the earth, the sea, and all things were suspended, thus forming, as it were, a link to unite the whole together. It can neither be travelled over nor sailed through.
Page 129 - He only gocs amongst his people once a year, the occasion being one of general rejoicing and feasting. Human sacrifices are of frequent occurrence, and the rule is one of terror. The usual form of sacrifice is crucifixion. We saw several crucified victims during our stay in Benin city, on the plain outside the king's residence.