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Image for The Voiage and Travayle of Syr John Maundeville, Knight: With The Journal of Frier Odoricus (Everyman's Library #812, in style 1 binding)

The Voiage and Travayle of Syr John Maundeville, Knight: With The Journal of Frier Odoricus (Everyman's Library #812, in style 1 binding)

By: MANDEVILLE, Sir John

Price: $21.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: [c.1928]

Stock No.: 83784

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition of a "fabulous book of Travellers' Tales", fancifully attributed to Sir John Mandeville but more likely the experiences of others. The tales describe journeys through Turkey, "Tartary", Persia, Egypt, India and the Holy Land; first appearing in 1568. Also includes the Journall of Frier Odoricus. With an introduction by Jules Bramont. An entry in Everyman's Library "Travel" series, edited by Ernest Rhys. E.L. no. 821. --- In binding style 1 with curved back, full dark green cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt s... View more info

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Wenn es Krieg gibt, gehen wir in die Wüste (When There is War, We Go into the Desert) in German language

By: MARTIN, Henno

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Windhoek, Namibia, Verlag der Namibia Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft: 1995

Stock No.: 80148

ISBN: 0949995258

Condition: Near Fine


German language. A softcover edition of the author's account of his experiences in present-day Namibia during World War II. German nationals Henno Martin and partner Hermann Korn, were working geologists in the former German colony of South-West Africa (now Nambia). When war broke out, they decided to wait it out in a remote desert canyon area to avoid internment. This work with plenty of black and white photos and a fold-out map of the areas in which they worked. --- With faint soiling to covers, else a clean, bright, newish copy. ------ Ein softcover Ausgabe des Autors Konto seiner Erfahrung... View more info

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The Physical Geography of the Sea (Third Edition)

By: MAURY, M. [atthew] F. [ontaine]

Price: $149.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1855

Stock No.: 82408

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A third edition, enlarged and improved, of Matthew Fontaine Maury's detailed 1855 study of the world's oceans. With 7 folded maps and a folded pilot sheet at rear of volume, one additional map and two more plates with drawings within the volume. Maury served in the U. S. Navy and when an injury ended his nautical career, he turned to the science of the seas. This work was influential for oceanic work and understanding and was used by mariners, cable-layers and others after its publication. --- Bound in full brown cloth-covered boards with fillets in blind to covers, titling in gilt to spine a... View more info

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A Country Naturalist's Year

By: McKelvie, Colin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Shrewsbury, U.K., Swan Hill Press: 1994

Stock No.: 72702

ISBN: 1853104469

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Naturalist's year of exploring the woods, lochs and varied landscapes of Britain is detailed in a beautiful work. Featuring the full color artwork of Rodger McPhail. Birds, animals, insects, plants and fish are all scrutinized. In full pale orange covers w/bright gilt lettering, spine. Interior of book clean, bright and unmarked; with remainder mark lower edge. Dust jacket undamaged; with orig £19.95 flap price unclipped. ; 0.5 x 12 x 8.75 Inches; 144 pages View more info

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Here's England, Third Edition A Highly Informal Guide, Third Edition

By: McKenney, Ruth

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1971

Stock No.: 71961

Condition: Very Good


Enthusiastic Anglophiles wrote this book to the delight of their fellow lovers of England. This copy is in nice shape, in maroon half cloth and blue leatherette covers. Interior clean, bright and unmarked. DJ lightly chipped, has priceclipped flap; and in removable mylar protective cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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The Mountain World: A Literary Journey

By: McNAMEE, Gregory (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Francisco, Sierra Club Books: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79650

ISBN: 0871568985

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition, first printing with full number line on copyright page. An anthology of writings by authors from all walks of life, sharing a common topic: mountains. Edited, and with an introduction by Gregory McNamee. --- In grey and navy paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Y. Akimoto color photo of lake and mountain range on cover. --- With remainder mark dot to lower textblock edge, otherwise a clean, firm, bright copy. Bright price-clipped jacket without apparent damages.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in. tall); xix, 262 pages View more info

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Northamptonshire: County of Spires and Stately Homes (The King's England series)

By: MEE, Arthur (editor)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1961

Stock No.: 80600

Condition: 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. -... View more info

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The Best of Oregon

By: Metzler, Ken

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Portland, Oregon U. S. A., Timber Press, Inc: 1986

Stock No.: 71281

ISBN: 0881920282

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Author takes the reader on a tour of the Beaver state in this interesting look at Oregon. In great shape, with 2 or 3 very small tears upper DJ edge. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 197 pages View more info

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Little Cabbages [France Revisited]

By: MIKES, George

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Allan Wingate: 1955

Stock No.: 77244

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated second impression, 1955. Includes drawings by David Langdom. A humorous look at post-World War II France. In dark red paper-covered boards; lacks the dust jacket. --- A clean, unmarked copy though with somewhat yellowed leaves. ; Small 8vo 7-1/2" - 8" tall; 155 pages View more info

Image for Monument Valley and the Navajo Country: Arizona. . .Utah

Monument Valley and the Navajo Country: Arizona. . .Utah

By: MILLER, Joseph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Hastings House: 1951

Stock No.: 82342

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A likely first edition of the author's collection of black & white photos, which display the wonders of Arizona's and Utah's Monument Valley and the Navajo people who live there. Mr. Miller has also provided captions for this work. Printed on sheet-fed photogravure. --- In full textured tan paper-covered boards with spine titling in brown. The dust jacket features black & white image of a mounted Navajo in the valley. --- A sound, clean, tightly-bound copy. Jacket with tear at front joint, retailer's flap sticker and with some rubbing and chafing but intact and protected in removable clear my... View more info

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Tatry: The Tatras

By: MOMOT, Stanislaw

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Zakopane, Poland, Wydawnictwo "KROKUS": 2000

Stock No.: 80450

ISBN: 8390373548

Condition: 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) View more info

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The Wind Commands: Sailors and Sailing Ships in the Pacific

By: MORTON, Harry A.

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Middletown, Connecticut / Vanouver, British Columbia, Wesleyan University Press / The University of British Columbia Press: 1975

Stock No.: 83350

ISBN: 0819540897

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


The author traces the history of sailing in the Pacific Ocean. Includes accounts of early European sailors sailing under the British, Portuguese, Spanish and other flags, as well as indigenous Pacific watercraft. Particular attention is paid to the hardships and challenges encountered. With plenty of illustrations and drawings; endpapers with map of the Pacific. Jointly published by The University of British Columbia Press and Wesleyan University Press (in USA). --- In full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket features drawing of sails above a three master. --- A f... View more info

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Colorado Mountain Hikes for Everyone: Routes and Maps to 105 Named Summits

By: MULLER, Dave

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., Quality Press Ltd.: 1987

Stock No.: 80421

ISBN: 0961966602

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Stated fourth edition of this guide, which offers routes and maps to 105 named summits in the Colorado Rockies. Each trail description includes information on summit elevation, distance, relevant available maps, time, difficulty and more. The topo-style maps bear clearly-marked trail routes. With numerous black and white photos by the author. --- In stiff wraps with photo of high mountain peak on cover. --- With rubbing, soiled spot to textblock fore-edge and a few retailer's stickers to back cover, else a clean, unmarked copy.; 50664; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall) ; 196 pages View more info

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Hawaiian Journey

By: MULLINS, Joseph G.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Honolulu, Mutual Publishing Company: 1978

Stock No.: 74433

ISBN: 0935180044

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The history of Hawaii is detailed here in words and sepia-toned photos. Many of the photos depict early Hawaiian peoples and their ways. In nice shape, but with gift giver's inked remarks on first page. ; 9-3/4 in. wide x 10 in. tall; 124 pages View more info

Image for Treasures of Venice:  The Church of St. Mark's / The Treasure of St. Mark's / The Ducal Palace / The Gallerie dell'Accademia / The Architecture and Monuments of Venice

Treasures of Venice: The Church of St. Mark's / The Treasure of St. Mark's / The Ducal Palace / The Gallerie dell'Accademia / The Architecture and Monuments of Venice

By: MURARO, Michelangelo; GRABAR, André

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Geneva, Albert Skira: 1963

Stock No.: 81600

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


The history of Venice is told here through the many art relics left behind from her past as influenced by ancient Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Empire, the Arab world and other parts of Europe. Includes buildings, illuminated manuscripts, mosaics, paintings, sculptures and other forms. The art is depicted on 125 tipped-in plates, 85 of which are in color. Text rendered into English by James Emmons. --- In full crimson cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine. Jacket depicts first century B.C. bronze horses from the Loggia of St. Mark's. --- A very nice copy: clean, unma... View more info

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Geology Tour of Denver's Buildings and Monuments (Historic Denver Guides)

By: MURPHY, Jack A.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Historic Denver, Inc.: 1995

Stock No.: 82931

ISBN: 0914248065

Condition: Very Good


A tour of prominent downtown Denver, Colorado-area buildings & monuments from the perspective of a geologist focusing on their stonework. With text, photos, drawings and map. An entry in publisher's Historic Denver Guides series. --- A compact softcover in green-toned wraps, with photo of the Denver City & County Building to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and sound but with a little rubbing and creasing to covers.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 96 pages View more info

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Colorado Ghost Town and Mining Camp Guide

By: MURRAY, Robert B.; LEE, Russell D.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Basalt, Colorado, Colorado Recreation Guides: 1982

Stock No.: 83209

Condition: Very Good


A 1982 third printing of this guide to the ghost towns and old mining camps of Colorado, originally published in 1976. With locator maps throughout showing the ghost towns, mining camps, railroads, campgrounds and old wagon roads. Includes several black & white photos. --- In yellow wraps with Paul Ferguson drawings to covers. --- An very nice copy though with some creasing to corners.; Quarto - 11 to 13 in. tall; 112 pages View more info

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India: A Wounded Civilization

By: NAIPAUL, V [idiadhar]. S [urajprasad].

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Vantage Books / Random House: 1977

Stock No.: 70252

ISBN: 0394724631

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


The author, born in Trinidad of Indian parents, writes of his perceptions of India after traveling there. In his foreword, Mr. Naipaul writes that "India. . .isn't my home and cannot be my home; and yet I cannot reject it or be indifferent about it. . ." --- A softcover copy in tan wraps. --- A Very Good copy but with slight tanning to leaves.; LK41401; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; 192 pages View more info

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[How to Use Your] Camera Afloat

By: NEWCOMBE, H.S.

Price: $15.50

Publisher: London, Focal Press: 1960

Stock No.: 77235

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


First Edition. A guide to successful photography for the sailor. With numerous b&w plates, tables, and glossaries of both photographic and seagoing terms. --- In blue cloth-covered boards with white spine titles. Jacket with photo of yacht on cover; author photo on flap. --- A bright, firm, clean copy. Jacket intact, but is very creased and rubbed at edges; a one-inch back cover tear; now protected in removable archival mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 160 pages View more info

Image for Denver: Rocky Mountain Gold (American Portrait Series)

Denver: Rocky Mountain Gold (American Portrait Series)

By: NOEL, Thomas J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Tulsa, Oklahoma, Continental Heritage Press: 1980

Stock No.: 83140

ISBN: 0932986129

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


A pictorial history of Denver and Colorado, by the prominent Colorado author and historian Thomas J. Noel. With dozens of black & white and color photos, as well as maps, period ads and drawings. Many of the photos in this work taken by Roger Whitacre. An entry in publisher's "American Portrait Series". --- Formerly property of a church's library, with rubberstampings, library's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, tape to covers and torn-away pocket. In full blue cloth-covered boards with titling in blue foil to cover and spine. Jacket features color photo of downtown Denver. --- De... View more info

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Backroads of Colorado

By: NORTON, Boyd and Barbara

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Chicago, Rand Mcnally & Company: 1979

Stock No.: 74760

ISBN: 0528882201

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Features '40 mini-tours' exploring the high Rockies of Colorado. With photos in color and b&w as well as sketch maps and other illustrations. In nice shape: clean and unmarked. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 205 pages View more info

Image for Massachusetts Beautiful: Illustrated by the author with 304 pictures covering all the counties in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Beautiful: Illustrated by the author with 304 pictures covering all the counties in Massachusetts.

By: NUTTING, Wallace.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Framingham, Massachusetts, Old America Company: 1923

Stock No.: 75750

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Formerly property of the library, with pocket at rear and white lettering on spine. With drawings and attractive b&w plates. In green cloth-covered boards. Lacks a dust jacket. A good copy, with minor cover discoloration and edgewear. Interior clean and firm, but front free endpaper has been torn out.; Ex-Library; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 301 pages View more info

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This is San Francisco

By: O'BRIEN, Robert (author); SOTOMAYOR, Antonio (illustrations)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: New York, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.: 1948

Stock No.: 82950

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


A stated 7th printing of this homage to the city of San Francisco. The author takes the reader along several notable streets in the city: Market, Montgomery, the Embarcadero, etc. and describes the sights as well as the history of them. With illustrations by Antonio Sotomayor and endpaper maps. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine. Jacket features color Sotomayor composite image of various San Francisco sights. --- An excellent copy but with minor edgewear, slight soiling to front endpapers and discreet S.F. bookseller label to rear paste-down. Unclipped jacket ... View more info

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The Pacific Islands

By: OLIVER, Douglas L

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts,, Harvard University Press: 1952

Stock No.: 79177

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Stated second printing of this description of the history, peoples, and modern conditions in the many islands of the Pacific. With decorations and maps by Sheila Mitchell Oliver. --- In full olive cloth-covered boards with titling and illustration in dark brown on spine. Jacket with further illustrations on cover and spine. --- Good only copy with numerous student's interior markings and underlinings & retailer's sticker; otherwise a sound, intact copy. Price-clipped dust jacket with small tears and light chafing to edges.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 313 pages View more info

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Guide to the Colorado Mountains (Eighth Edition Revised)

By: ORMES, Robert M. (editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Colorado Springs, Robert M. Ormes: 1986

Stock No.: 82744

Condition: Very Good


Third printing of the Eighth Edition, revised. A compact guide to recreation in the Colorado Rockies, by author Robert Ormes in conjunction with the Colorado Mountain Club. Information is provided about trails and routes to the summits; as well as varied info. about accessing the mountains by various transport means. With maps throughout, as well as b&w photos. The author has issued many revisions and updates of this useful guide, each time adding additional material. Indexed. --- In stiff white wraps with black & white photo of a rugged peak to cover. --- With prior owner's inked name inside ... View more info

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Travels of Mungo Park [Mungo Park's Travels in the Interior of Africa] (Everyman's Library #205)

By: PARK, Mungo (author); MILLER, Ronald (editor)

Price: $35.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1960

Stock No.: 82090

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Scottish explorer and physician Mungo Park traced the course of the central Niger River in West Africa on two expeditions. The first, in the years 1795-1797, was followed by the second in 1805-1806 and which ended in his death. His diaries of the expeditions are presented in this edition, edited by Ronald Miller, who provides an introduction. With a sketch map of western Africa. Entry 205 in Everyman's Library 'Travel and Topography' series. --- A 1960 reprint edition, in Everyman's Library larger format binding style 4. Full green cloth-covered boards with bronze/copper stamped spine titling ... View more info

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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)

By: PARKMAN, Francis

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1911

Stock No.: 81172

Condition: 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 a... View more info

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Historic Sacred Places of Denver (Historic Denver Guides)

By: PEARSON, Michelle

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Historic Denver, Inc.: 2004

Stock No.: 82927

ISBN: 0914248529

Condition: Near Fine


A tour of the historic houses of worship in Denver, Colorado; focusing on architectural features and designs using text, photos and maps. Photography by Annette Vanasse. An entry in publisher's Historic Denver Guides series. --- A compact softcover in gold-toned wraps, with photo of historic church to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and tightly bound.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 96 pages View more info

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Getting Along in Spanish: A Holiday Magazine Language Book

By: PEI, Mario; VAQUERO, Eloy

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 41006

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Stated first edition. A compact work for the English-speaking traveler to Spanish speaking lands and areas. With translations of common phrases from English into Spanish and from Spanish into English, basic Spanish grammar and a simple list of words and translations. Includes a world map with Spanish speaking areas highlighted. An entry in publisher's series: "A Holiday Magazine Language Book." --- In orange and black cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in either black or orange to cover and spine. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy. Unclipped jacket with small chips and cre... View more info

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Making Tracks: An American Rail Odyssey

By: PINDELL, Terry

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Owl Books / Henry Holt and Company: 1991

Stock No.: 82699

ISBN: 0805017402

Condition: Very Good


From the back cover: "In 1988 Terry Pindell set out to travel all 30,000 miles of America's remaining passenger lines. . ." His journal of that quest details the history, people and infrastructure of these diverse lines. Includes 3 maps of the U.S., showing the routes taken on his journeys. --- A softcover copy, with a color image of passenger train making its way along a coastal route. --- With clipped review of this work taped to inside of front cover, prior owner's sticker to front free endpaper, and crossed-through back cover price, otherwise in very nice shape: clean and unmarked.... View more info

Image for Marches of the North: From Cape Breton to the Klondike [Tour of Canada]

Marches of the North: From Cape Breton to the Klondike [Tour of Canada]

By: POWELL, E. Alexander

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 73043

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Stated first printing. A tour of Canada, with plenty of historical vignettes, sprinkled liberally with black & white plates bearing images of scenes from around the country. With fold-out map of Canada near front of volume and additional maps at endpapers. Topics are divided by geographic regions of the nation, from the Maritimes to the Yukon. --- In full dark green cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to spine, a decoration in gilt to cover. Volume lacks a dust jacket. --- Cover and spine gilding has nearly completely flaked away, but with home-made wrapper bearing spine titling. Leaves ... View more info

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The Climbing Guide to Scotland

By: PRENTICE, Tom

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Ramsbury, Marlborough England, Crowood Press: 1992

Stock No.: 78895

ISBN: 1852235276

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


From the cover: "Contains 600 summer and winter crags the width and breadth of Scotland." With detailed information on routes to the summits, access information and location maps; b&w photos throughout. --- With retailer's sticker on cover and anti-theft sticker inside back cover; else a clean, firm copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages View more info

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Westward by Rail

By: RAE, William Fraser

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Indian Head Books: 1993

Stock No.: 82732

ISBN: 1566191378

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Shortly after the transcontinental railroad was completed at Promontory, Utah in 1869, William Fraser Rae undertook a journey by rail from New York to San Francisco. Along the way, he kept accounts of what he saw. The accounts are republished here, in a modern facsimile edition. Includes a rather poor reproduction of a map showing transcontinental rail routes. --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth, with titling stamped in copper foil to spine. Dust jacket with color Currier & Ives illustration, "Express Train". --- An excellent copy: bright and unmarked. Jacket also b... View more info

Image for A Girdle Round the Earth: Home Letters from Foreign Lands

A Girdle Round the Earth: Home Letters from Foreign Lands

By: RICHARDSON, D. N

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago, A.C. McClurg and Company: 1890

Stock No.: 78235

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A later, 1890 printing of the author's 1888 account of round-the-world travels. In full olive cloth-covered boards w/titling in gilt on spine. --- Cover corners are bumped and a child has been careless with a pencil on the title page, otherwise a firm, clean copy. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xi, 449 pages View more info

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Out of America: A Black Man Confronts Africa

By: RICHBURG, Keith B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: San Diego, California U.S.A., Harvest/Harcourt, Inc.: 1998

Stock No.: 50298

ISBN: 0156005832

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


An African-American reporter for the Washington Post is sent to Africa to be the paper's correspondent for that continent. He was horrified to encounter ". . .murder, brutal dictatorship and warfare." He was forced to confront his personal divide between his ". . .African racial heritage and his American cultural identity." With maps of Africa at front of volume. --- A softcover copy, with photographic portrait of the author to both front and back covers by Mark Finkenstaedt. An excellent copy: bright and newish but with inked gift inscription to half title page.; Octavo (8 to ... View more info

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Colorado's Fourteeners: From Hikes to Climbs (Revised and Updated)

By: ROACH, Gerry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Fulcrum Publishing: 1996

Stock No.: 83199

ISBN: 155591103X

Condition: Very Good+


A revised edition (1996) of this climbing guide to the 55 Colorado peaks that exceed 14,000 feet in elevation. With 197 routes on 55 peaks, organized by proximity to other nearby fourteeners. With information on difficulty, rated on Yosemite Decimal system, showing Grade, Class and Snow Steepness. With topographical maps and several black & white photos. The author has climbed all the peaks in this book. --- In stiff pictorial wraps with color photo of one of the peaks to cover. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright but with light penciled underlinings on at least one page.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. t... View more info

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Sea-Lore

By: ROGERS, Stanley (text and illustrations)

Price: $23.50

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: [ca.1920s-30s]

Stock No.: 78601

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An American edition of a work first published in England. The author seeks to spark an interest in the sea and ships in the days of sailing ships, emphasizing the beauty and inspirational aspects. Illustrated in b&w by the author, with a lovely frontis color illustration, "The Sea-Wolves". --- In full blue cloth-covered hardcovers. Undated, though likely published ca.1920s-30s. Lacks a dust jacket. --- Cover and spine are very sunned, but titling is readable. With prior owner's bookplate affixed to front paste-down, and gift inscription to front free endpaper. Interior is clean and oth... View more info

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The Book of Boston

By: SHACKLETON, Robert

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, The Penn Publishing Company: 1920

Stock No.: 82542

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A 1920 printing of this work, first published in 1916, which offers a guide to important sites and venues in the greater Boston area. With tissue-protected frontis color painting of the Park Street Church, additional photos and with drawings by R. L. Boyer. --- In green cloth-covered boards with image of the Massachusetts state capitol to cover in gilt, blue, red and green; spine and cover titling in gilt. Volume has no dust jacket. --- Weakened front and back hinges have been carefully reinforced prior to this listing, though partial split remains apparent at rear of volume; some tears to for... View more info

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In the Company of Dolphins

By: SHAW, Irwin

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Bernard Geis Associates: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 71325

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated 1st printing of the popular novelist's account of his sailing trip in the Mediterranean. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in blue cloth. Dolphin images gilt-stamped on cover, gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with Ben Feder color illustration on cover. --- With slight discoloration to cover edges; else a bright, firm, unmarked copy. Price-clipped dust jacket is bright, but with minor soiling and in removable mylar protector.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 154 pages View more info

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This Game of Ghosts

By: SIMPSON, Joe

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Seattle, The Mountaineers: 1994

Stock No.: 78791

ISBN: 0898864038

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


The author's account of his harrowing experiences in Peru and the Himalaya is presented, along with 62 b&w photos. A sequel to Mr. Simpson's "Touching the Void." --- In textured blue paper-covered boards w/gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color Ama Deblam photos by Ray Delaney on front and back. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket bears original $24.95 flap price; is in great shape and in removable mylar protector. ; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 320 pages View more info