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Feeding the Rat: Profile of a Climber, ALVAREZ, A.
1 ALVAREZ, A. Feeding the Rat: Profile of a Climber
80446 New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1989 0871133075 / 9780871133076 First American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Stated first printing of the first American edition. In this work British writer and adventurer Al Alvarez shares highlights of his mountain climbing obsession, often enjoyed in the company of his friend Mo Anthoine. With several b&w photos. --- In blue and black paper-covered boards with spine titling in orange. Jacket features silhouette image of a climber on front cover, black & white photo of the author on back. --- With a bold remainder mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise a bright, clean, newish copy. Unclipped jacket with a cover scratch & slight rubbing, else bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 152 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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High Country Names: Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks, ARPS, Louisa Ward & KINGERY, Elinor Eppich
2 ARPS, Louisa Ward & KINGERY, Elinor Eppich High Country Names: Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks
80448 Boulder Johnson Books 1994 1555661335 / 9781555661335 Trade Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
The history of over 600 place names in the Rocky Mountain National Park and adjacent areas near the Indian Peaks and Grand Lake are listed here. With several pages of color topo-style maps at rear of volume. The authors were assisted by Hugh E. Kingery. --- This trade paperback with color photo on front cover. --- A clean, bright, sturdy copy but with inked gift inscription to half title page, remainder mark to lower textblock edge and small spot of chafing to lower cover edge.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 198 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Cruise of the Cachalot: Round the World after Sperm Whales, BULLEN, Frank T. (author); SCHAEFFER, Mead (illustrations)
3 BULLEN, Frank T. (author); SCHAEFFER, Mead (illustrations) The Cruise of the Cachalot: Round the World after Sperm Whales
81275 New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1926 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
First edition of this account of a whaling ship's round-the-world voyage to the South Seas from its base in New Bedford, Massachusetts and back, written by one of its crew members. With 8 striking illustrations by Mead Scheaffer on color plates, plus a few stray black & white illustrations, a second pictorial title page and color endpapers, likely by Scheaffer. With a map of the voyage. --- In black cloth-covered boards with decorations, illustrations and titling in gilt on cover; blindstamped spine titling (once likely in gilt). Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With a tear to cloth at head of spine, some looseness to the binding and with small tears and specks of soiling to a few leaves. Gift notation to title page and a few other small markings in pencil.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xix, 301 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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Back Door Britain, BURTON, Anthony
4 BURTON, Anthony Back Door Britain
81258 London Andre Deutsch 1977 0233968768 / 9780233968766 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
First edition. In this work, Anthony Burton borrows a boat from the British Waterways Board and uses it to ply the canals and rivers of England to tour from London north through Nottingham and Leeds to Manchester and back to London via Birmingham and Oxford. With numerous black & white plates depicting the "back door" of many of the towns and cities visited. With maps of the route and waterways at endpapers. --- In full blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features black & white photo of the author with Jonathan Burton on the Thames at the end of their journey. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy but with gift inscription to half title page and slight chafing to cover extremities. Bright jacket is price-clipped, otherwise in great shape.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 189 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage, BYRON, Lord
5 BYRON, Lord Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
81174 New York H. M. Caldwell Company [c.1899-1910s] Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
A fancy, compact edition of Lord Byron's famous narrative poem, telling of his fictional character's travels in Albania, Spain, Porturgal, Italy, Greece and elsewhere. Includes Cantos I through IV, as well as two brief prefaces to Cantos I and II. With black & white frontis portrait of Byron, and about 2 additional black & white illustrations. --- In green cloth-covered boards with elaborate green and gilt floral decorations & titling to front cover and spine. Undated, likely published c.1870s-1910s. --- With prior owners' signatures to front endpapers, lightly sunned spine; interior remains firm and sound.; 24mo (5 to 6 in. tall); 270 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Traditions of Edinburgh, CHAMBERS, Robert (author); RIDDEL, James (illustrations)
6 CHAMBERS, Robert (author); RIDDEL, James (illustrations) Traditions of Edinburgh
80607 London / Philadelphia W. & R. Chambers, Ltd. / J. B. Lippincott Company 1912 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
An attractive, hefty 1912 reprint edition of a revision of this work which appeared in 1868. Includes many color plates with attractive paintings by James Riddel, as well as numerous of his black & white drawings. With a map of central Edinburgh. In this book, the author takes the reader on a tour of Edinburgh, telling the history behind many of the fine older buildings to be found. --- In bright blue cloth-covered boards, with elaborate gilt titling and decorations on cover and spine. Top edge gilt. Formerly property of a college library, with markings limited to a numeral on spine, glue remnants and rubberstamping to front endpapers. --- A clean, bright copy but with the college markings, minor edge wear and small tears to cloth at spine ends. (Due to the considerable weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.); Ex-Library; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); xix, 377 pages 
Price: 40.00 USD
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A Romance of Perfume Lands, or, The Search for Capt. Jacob Cole  With interesting facts about perfumes and articles used in the toilet, CLIFFORD, Frank Sanford
7 CLIFFORD, Frank Sanford A Romance of Perfume Lands, or, The Search for Capt. Jacob Cole With interesting facts about perfumes and articles used in the toilet
81107 Boston Clifford & Co 1881 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
This adventure story, set in 1873, is centered around a man's desire to find his long-lost father, who supposedly was wrecked at sea and living on a deserted island. Interspersed throughout are black & white engraved illustrations as well as ads for a variety of products (many of which have quaint illustrations). Apparently, the author and publisher was also the proprietor of a Boston perfumery. A most unusual volume from the late 19th century, with a bit of something for everyone. --- In red-brown cloth-covered, bevel-edge boards; and with decorations and titling in gilt on cover and spine. Volume wrapped in mylar protective sleeve. --- With considerable cover wear, especially at edges; interior a bit yellowed and one signature is starting to loosen; otherwise volume is solid and tight.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); x, 295, (11) pages 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea, DANA Jr., Richard Henry
8 DANA Jr., Richard Henry Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea
81059 New York The Heritage Press 1947 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 
An illustrated reprint edition in slipcase of author's classic memoir of his working trip on a voyage from New England to the coastal areas of California in the 1830s. Includes his account of his later return trip to San Francisco, entitled "Twenty-four Years After". --- In illustrated gold cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped titling on green spine block and green topstain. Sandglass flyer not present. Slipcase covered in green paper. --- With yellowing and fading to spine, scratches to spine title block and a mild bump to lower cover corner, otherwise a clean, firm copy. Slipcase with scratches and a little sunning to extremites, else sound and fully functional.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xx, 346 pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea (Limited, illustrated edition), DANA, Richard Henry
9 DANA, Richard Henry Two Years Before the Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea (Limited, illustrated edition)
80849 New York Random House 1936 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Author's memoir of his working trip on a voyage from New England to the coastal areas of California in the 1830s is a classic. This edition includes his account of a return trip to San Francisco, entitled "Twenty-four Years After". One of 1,000 copies printed by Edwin & Robert Grabhorn of San Francisco. Illustrated with fourteen plates depicting California and maritime scenes. --- In light olive linen-covered boards backed in soft tan suede, with titling in brown. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With foxing to covers, light wear to cover edges; interior is otherwise firm and clean.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xiv, 464 pages 
Price: 51.00 USD
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Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-four Years After (#23 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), DANA, Richard Henry; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
10 DANA, Richard Henry; ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) Two Years Before the Mast and Twenty-four Years After (#23 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80704 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s memoir of his voyage aboard a a fur trading ship in the early 1800s to what is now the west coast of the U.S. is a fascinating look at what the Pacific Coast was like before it was settled by migrating Americans. It has been described as ". . .the greatest sea-book that was ever written in any language." The 23rd entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia frontis portrait of Dana. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With mild sunning to spine, a partial split near front of volume, and with light wear to cloth at head of spine; otherwise an intact, firm, sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 424 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Voyage of the Beagle (#29 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics"), DARWIN, Charles (author); ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)
11 DARWIN, Charles (author); ELIOT, Charles W. (editor) The Voyage of the Beagle (#29 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")
80670 New York P. F. Collier & Son 1909 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Charles Darwin's account of his five-year voyage which included a stay at the Galapagos Islands, and published over 20 years before his notable "Origin of Species." This reprint edition is the 29th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot. With frontis image of a giant Galapagos lizard, and perhaps as many as 10 smaller black & white illustrations scattered through the volume. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With light sunning to spine and a little chafing to spine ends, else a clean, firm, sound copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 547 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Bridgehead: The Drama of Israel, FRANK, Waldo
12 FRANK, Waldo Bridgehead: The Drama of Israel
81032 New York George Braziller, Inc. 1957 Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Likely later printing of this examination of the state of Israel in the mid-1950s. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with blindstamped Star of David to cover, with titling stamped in white on spine; blue topstain. Dust jacket repeats the Star of David, in red, white, blue and black. --- With prior owner's penciled notation to verso of front free endpaper, and dampstains to top edge; otherwise a clean, firm copy. Unclipped dust jacket with yellowing to spine, chipping and small tears along edges, is otherwise intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xiv, 220 pages 
Price: 13.00 USD
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The Hoard of the Himalayas, HEALEY, Larry
13 HEALEY, Larry The Hoard of the Himalayas
80447 New York Dodd, Mead & Company 1981 0396079784 / 9780396079781 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
First printing of this juvenile adventure story, set in the Himalayas and featuring author's Jimmy Dalton character as he and his party seek to climb the last unconquered summit. --- In brown paper-covered boards backed in brown cloth, with spine titling in black. Jacket features Robert Handville wrap-around painting. --- Bits of white paper clinging to top edge of covers, otherwise a bright, clean, newish copy. Unclipped jacket has been exposed to dampness, resulting in some rippling, and with tears & creases, else bright.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 190 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet] (Second Printing), HERZOG, Maurice
14 HERZOG, Maurice Annapurna: First Conquest of an 8000-meter Peak [26,493 feet] (Second Printing)
81277 New York E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1965 Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
Stated second printing, January, 1953. The author's account of the ascent of Annapurnia in Nepal by himself and Louis Lachenal in 1950. The descent was nearly a disaster, as Herzog suffered severe frostbite and loss of fingers and toes and had to be carried off the mountain by sherpas. This thrilling account of the feat was a huge bestseller. With color and b&w photos, maps (including color fold-out map at rear of volume). Translated into English from the French by Nea Morin and Janet Adam Smith. With an introduction by Eric Shipton. Cartography and photography by Marcel Ichac. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards backed in black cloth, with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket features color illustration of the author celebrating the feat with the Tricolor flag on front; black and white portrait of a dazed-looking Herzog just after the descent. --- With light sunning to edges of cloth, otherwise a bright, clean, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with tears and chipping to edges and a 4-inch circular oily stain to back cover; otherwise intact and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 316 pages 
Price: 28.50 USD
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Goslar (German-language edition with 66 plates), HILLEBRAND, Werner
15 HILLEBRAND, Werner Goslar (German-language edition with 66 plates)
81216 Munich Deutscher Kunstverlag 1972 3422000860 / 9783422000865 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
In this German language work, scenes and buildings in the historic German town of Goslar are displayed and described. With 64 black & white plates with photos by Helga Schmidt-Glassner. 38 pages of text describe the images which follow, text adorned with a few black & white illustrations and with a couple of color plates tipped onto leaves. Map of town at rear endpapers. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with image of fierce-looking bird in white on cover; spine titling in white. Jacket with color photo of the town's market fountain on cover. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Jacket with light chafing to edges and a little rubbing; else bright and intact.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 38, (64) pages 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Burgen am Rhein und an der Mosel (Castles on the Rhine and the Moselle), HOTZ, Walter
16 HOTZ, Walter Burgen am Rhein und an der Mosel (Castles on the Rhine and the Moselle)
81214 Munich Deutscher Kunstverlag 1956 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
In this German language work, castles of the Rhine and Moselle Rivers are displayed and described. With 96 black & white plates with photos by Lala Aufsberg. 47 pages of text describe the images which follow; text adorned with black & white illustrations showing castle layouts or river scenes. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in gilt on cover and spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With a little sunning to spine and a hint of soiling to cloth, else a clean, firm copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 47, (96) pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A. in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West: Digested from his journal (Author's Revised Edition, complete in one volume, "People's Edition"), IRVING, Washington
17 IRVING, Washington The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A. in the Rocky Mountains and the Far West: Digested from his journal (Author's Revised Edition, complete in one volume, "People's Edition")
80754 New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1888 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Author's revised edition, complete in one volume and published in 1888 in this "People's Edition". An account of Captain Benjamin Bonneville's expedition into the American West from 1832-35. On the expedition, Booneville and his party explored large areas of present-day Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon. With tissue-protected engraved frontis illustration of Wyoming's Wind River Range. --- In navy cloth covers with titling and decorations in gilt on cover and spine. --- Leaves are somewhat tanned, with a few tears, tissue guard with foxing, slightly sunned spine; otherwise a sturdy, tight, intact copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 503 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog -and- Three Men on the Bummel (Everyman's Library Series #118), JEROME, Jerome K.
18 JEROME, Jerome K. Three Men in a Boat, To Say Nothing of the Dog -and- Three Men on the Bummel (Everyman's Library Series #118)
80613 London/New York Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1966 Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
A 1966 Everyman's Library edition, presenting the author's humorous account of travels on the Thames, which first appeared in 1889. Also included is the author's sequel, "Three Men on the Bummel" (1900), describing a bicycle trip through the Black Forest of Germany. Both works liberally illustrated in black & white by an unattributed artist. With an introduction by D. C. Browning. --- In binding style 4, blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling and orange topstain. Orange jacket features John Plant drawing on cover. --- A clean, bright copy but with prior owner's signature inked to front free endpaper, interior is otherwise unmarked. Also with dampstain to textblock top edge and dark spots to cloth. Unclipped jacket with chips and chafing to edges and with somewhat sunned spine; protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); xvi, 353 pages 
Price: 27.50 USD
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Bamberg (German-language edition with 98 plates), KELLER, Harald
19 KELLER, Harald Bamberg (German-language edition with 98 plates)
81215 Munich Deutscher Kunstverlag 1973 3422000895 / 9783422000896 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 
In this German language work, scenes and buildings in the historic German town of Bamberg are displayed and described. With 96 black & white plates with photos by Walter Hege and Ingeborg Limmer. 58 pages of text describe the images which follow; with a couple of color plates tipped onto leaves. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with image of the Bamberg Cathedral in white on cover; spine titling in white. Jacket with color photo of the Cathedral on cover. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages. Tape-repaired jacket remains bright and intact.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 58, (96) pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Outre-Mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea, LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth
20 LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth Outre-Mer: A Pilgrimage Beyond the Sea
80739 Boston Houghton, Mifflin and Company 1893 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
An 1893 reprint edition of Longfellow's prose account of his European travels, which first appeared in book form in 1835. "Outre-Mer" (overseas) was the first published work of Longfellow's many writings. In publisher's Portland Edition. --- In dark green paper-covered boards backed in white cloth, with titling & decorations in gilt on cover and spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A Good only copy: interior leaves are quite browned but readable; some chafing to edges of covers, spots of soiling to front endpapers.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 364 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Star Hunters: The Quest to Discover the Secrets of the Universe, MAMMANA, Dennis
21 MAMMANA, Dennis Star Hunters: The Quest to Discover the Secrets of the Universe
81104 Philadelphia Running Press 1990 0894718754 / 9780894718755 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. A history of astronomy and man's attempts to understand worlds beyond our own. With dozens of color and black & white photos. --- In dark blue paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, bright copy but with a little rubbing to cover edges and bumped cover corners.; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 160 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Northamptonshire: County of Spires and Stately Homes (The King's England series), MEE, Arthur (editor)
22 MEE, Arthur (editor) Northamptonshire: County of Spires and Stately Homes (The King's England series)
80600 London Hodder and Stoughton 1961 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Stated fourth impression, 1961. A tour of central England's county of Northamptonshire. With 172 sepia photos of notable structures, architectural features and other notable sights and descriptions of 275 places; map and index at rear of volume. This work first published in 1945, and depicts the county as it appeared "before the aerial bombardment of the island" during World War II. An entry in the 41-volume "The King's England" series. --- In red paper-covered boards with titling and decorations stamped in black on cover & spine. Jacket features the county's crest on cover. --- Insertions of newspaper clippings have resulted in acidic stains at a few locations in the book. With inked gift inscription to front paste-down, and mildly rounded cover corners; otherwise a firm, clean copy. Unclipped jacket with light chafing to edges and a little back panel soiling, else bright and intact.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xi, 385 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Tatry: The Tatras, MOMOT, Stanislaw
23 MOMOT, Stanislaw Tatry: The Tatras
80450 Zakopane, Poland Wydawnictwo "KROKUS" 2000 8390373548 / 9788390373546 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
A compact work, offering bright color plates picturing the scenic beauty of the Tatra Mountains of southern Poland. Lakes, streams and rugged mountain summits are all pictured here in striking photos by Stanislaw Momot, who includes captions in both Polish and English languages. --- In silver pictiorial hardcovers with color photos on covers. Unpaginated (about 100 pages). Lacks a dust jacket. --- A couple of soiled spots to covers; else a bright, clean, firm copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall) 
Price: 11.00 USD
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The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan (First Modern Library Edition, ML# 289.1), MORIER, James
24 MORIER, James The Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan (First Modern Library Edition, ML# 289.1)
81148 New York The Modern Library 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket 
Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1954 (confirmed). An edition of this description of a journey through Persia which was first published in 1824, and affords the reader a glimpse into the Persia of the 19th century. With an introduction by Richard D. Altick. Volume wrapped in jacket with colorful Fritz Kredel illustration on cover. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling on burgundy spine & cover blocks / red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i / verso advertises 370 titles in ML catalog. ML #289.1. --- With prior owner's inked info. to verso of front free endpaper and some blurring to cover titling, otherwise a clean, firm, unmarked copy. Price-clipped jacket with 3-inch tear to spine, other small chips and tears to edges, is otherwise bright and intact and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); xiv, 456 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Great Explorers: The European Discovery of America, MORISON, Samuel Eliot
25 MORISON, Samuel Eliot The Great Explorers: The European Discovery of America
81264 New York Oxford University Press 1978 0195023145 / 9780195023145 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
An edition presenting material selected from the author's two longer works, "The European Discovery of America: The Northern Voyages, A.D. 500-1600" (1971) and "The European Discovery of America: The Southern Voyages, A.D. 1492-1616" (1974). Despite being an abridgement, this single volume is packed with detailed information, black & white photos, illustrations and many maps of exploratory voyages of Columbus, Cabot, Verrazzano, Magellan, Drake and others. --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; frontis black & white photographic portrait of the author by Karsh. Jacket with color illustration of old-time sailing ship on the water. --- A clean, firm, unmarked copy but with tape remnants to front free endpaper. Unclipped jacket with slight chafing to edges, otherwise very nice.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxv, 752 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West (Part Third, France and England in North America; The Pocket Parkman series), PARKMAN, Francis
26 PARKMAN, Francis La Salle and the Discovery of the Great West (Part Third, France and England in North America; The Pocket Parkman series)
81172 Boston Little, Brown and Company 1911 Leather Good with no dust jacket 
Part three only in the publisher's series "The Pocket Parkman" detailing the explorations of Robert de La Salle in the Great Lakes and upper Mississippi regions. The noted American historian Francis Parkman, Jr. (1823-1893) was a Bostonian and who is perhaps best known for his "The Oregon Trail: Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life". With at least 2 fold-out maps and a frontis illustration depicting the assassination of La Salle. --- In flexible pebbled leather covers, top edge gilt and gilt-stamped spine titling and decorations. --- With small missing piece of leather at head of spine, and partial separation of cover leather from its underlying paper base and dulling to textblock gilding, else a firm, clean copy.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 522 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Fly-Fishing the 41st: Around the World on the 41st Parallel, PROSEK, James
27 PROSEK, James Fly-Fishing the 41st: Around the World on the 41st Parallel
81047 New York HarperCollins Publishers 2003 0060193794 / 9780060193799 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Signed by Author
First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page; signed by author on half title page. The author, an avid fisherman and talented watercolorist, circles the world, roughly along the 41st parallel. Along the way, he explores fishing and painting opportunities. Sprinkled throughout with his bright, agreeable watercolors. --- In cream and mustard paper-covered boards, titling stamped in silver on spine. Jacket features author's paintings on front and back. --- With a warm inked gift inscription to front free endpaper, else a clean, firm copy. Unclipped jacket with a small amount of wrinkling; else nice and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 320 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 26.00 USD
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The Long Walk, RAWICZ, Slavomir
28 RAWICZ, Slavomir The Long Walk
80655 New York Ace Books 1956 Mass Market Paperbac Good with no dust jacket 
The author Slavomir Rawicz and six companions escaped from a Soviet slave labor camp in Siberia and made a 4,000 mile trek to Tibet in this mass market paperback reprint edition. As told to Ronald Downing. --- This paperback with color painting and map on cover; all textblock edges stained in orange. --- The leaves have browned somewhat, and with dampstains; otherwise a good reading copy of this adventure thriller.; 16mo (6 to 7 in. tall); 256 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler, ROBERTS, Jason
29 ROBERTS, Jason A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler
81196 New York Harpercollins Publishers 2006 0007161069 / 9780007161065 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
A first edition of the author's biography of James Holman, a blind man who overcame his disability to travel the world. With numerous black & white photos. --- In cream and green paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Caspar David Friedrich painting on cover. --- With a remainder mark to lower textblock edge, otherwise a clean, firmly bound copy. Bright, unclipped jacket in excellent condition.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; xiv, 383 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom, and Idolatry, SMITH, George Alan; SMITH, Carol D. (editors)
30 SMITH, George Alan; SMITH, Carol D. (editors) The Armchair Mountaineer: A Gathering of Wit, Wisdom, and Idolatry
80443 New York Pitman Publishing Company 1968 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
A first edition of this collection of writings by various notable mountaineers such as Sir Edmund Hillary, George Leigh-Mallory, James Ramsey Ullman, Tenzing Norgay and many, many others who reflect on their climbing experiences. The writings are accompanied by numerous color and b&W photos, drawings and cartoons. With a prologue by Wilfred Noyce. --- In full navy cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling; blue topstain. Jacket features color portrait of Roger Wolcott on the front cover. --- With a little dusty soiling to cloth and a slightly loosened front hinge; otherwise a clean, sound copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with large open tear, smaller tears and chips but still bright and protected in removable mylar wrapper.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xv, 361 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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Life on the Mississippi, TWAIN, Mark
31 TWAIN, Mark Life on the Mississippi
81000 New York Harper & Brothers [c.1890s-1920s] Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
An illustrated reprint edition of Mark Twain's 1883 work, which has been described as "part travel book, part autobiography and part social commentary". With 30 black and white illustrations by unattributed artist(s). --- In rust cloth-covered boards w/decoration on cover and titling, both in gilt. Likely published c.1883-1920s, (1883 date appears in book). Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- With heavily sunned spine (titling remains readable), whitish marks to cloth and prior owner's private library sticker affixed to front paste-down; otherwise a clean, firm, sturdy copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xiv, 465 pages 
Price: 21.00 USD
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The Age of Mountaineering, ULLMAN, James Ramsey
32 ULLMAN, James Ramsey The Age of Mountaineering
80444 Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1964 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Stated second printing of author's work, which chronicles worldwide mountaineering, including the climbing of Mount Everest. With maps at endpapers showing comparative heights of peaks on various continents, and with numerous b&w photo, additional maps, tables and backmatter with further mountaineering information and index. --- In blue and beige cloth-covered boards w/titling in white and gilt on spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With sunning to spine and gift inscription to half title page, else a clean, sturdy copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); 364 pages 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The White Tower, ULLMAN, James Ramsey
33 ULLMAN, James Ramsey The White Tower
80983 Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott Company 1945 Hard Cover Fair with no dust jacket 
A later printing of the author's best-selling adventure novel, set in the Alps and centered around a group trying to conquer a previously unclimbed peak. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt and blue; endpapers with color painting of an alpine scene. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- With significant dampstains to covers and textblock top edge, less noticeable dampstains to some leaves, prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, with her signature to half title page, otherwise a sound volume.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 479 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land: Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit, Van DYKE, Henry
34 Van DYKE, Henry Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land: Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit
81124 New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
First Edition. The author, a clergyman, Princeton professor and prolific author, writes here about his travels in Palestine. With 12 color plates bearing illustrations by Harry Fenn depicting scenes from the area. --- In navy cloth-covered boards with ornate decorations in gilt, pink and green to cover and spine; top edge gilt. --- A very nice copy, lacking damages other than some soiling to back cover cloth & prior owners' signatures in pencil to front free endpaper. ; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); xv, 325 pages 
Price: 22.00 USD
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No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks, VIESTURS, Ed; ROBERTS, David
35 VIESTURS, Ed; ROBERTS, David No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
81197 New York Broadway Books 2006 0767924703 / 9780767924702 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
A first edition of the author's autobiography in which he details his successful quest to climb the world's 14 8,000 meter peaks without the aid of bottled oxygen. With a a secion of black & white photos and color maps at endpapers. --- In blue paper-covered boards with silver-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color photo of Viesturs atop a peak on cover. --- A clean, firm, bright copy lacking apparent damages, in similiar, unclipped jacket.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); viii, 368 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Ghost Towns of the Northwest, Known and Unknown, WEIS, Norman D.
36 WEIS, Norman D. Ghost Towns of the Northwest, Known and Unknown
81139 Caldwell, Idaho Caxton Printers 1972 0870042017 / 9780870042010 Hardcover Very Good- in Good dust jacket 
Stated second printing, April 1972. From the jacket flap: ". . .the author takes you traveling through the ghost-town country of the Pacific Northwest, including trips to many areas never before written about in ghost-town literature." Covers ghost towns in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming and Montana. Profusely illustrated with photos and maps by the author. --- In gold cloth-covered boards with illustrations and titling in black on cover and spine. Printed on heavy, coated papers. Jacket with color photo of an old establishment in hill country. --- With gift inscription and tape remnants to front free endpaper, else a bright, clean, firm copy. Dust jacket bears original $6.95 flap price, with rubbing and a couple of small tears; else intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); xxvii, 319 pages 
Price: 14.00 USD
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