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China, The Beautiful Cookbook: Authentic Recipes from the Culinary Authorities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong and Sichuan. Chung-kuo ming tsai chi chin chieh pen

By: SINCLAIR, Kevin (text)

Price: $25.50

Publisher: Los Angeles, California, The Knapp Press: 1986

Stock No.: 75704

ISBN: 0895351765

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A presentation of Chinese cuisine in a very attractive, folio-sized edition (over 14 in. tall). In quarter crimson leatherette over textured cream cloth-covered boards. Interior features dozens of full color photos of landscapes of China as well as the individual dishes described. The recipes herein were gathered from extensive travel in China and consultations with owners of restaurants in the areas visited. --- In excellent condition, clean, bright and newish. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 256 pages View more info

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Romantic Castles And Palaces As Seen And Described By Famous Authors

By: SINGLETON, Esther (editor and translator)

Price: $21.50

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: 1901

Stock No.: 74699

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Stated First Edition, copyright page. In full green cloth-covered boards with elaborate decorations and titling in gilt on cover and spine. Interior features numerous b&w photos. Front cover a bit loose and with previous owners' signatures on front free endpaper, minor wear at cover edges; otherwise a bright, clean copy. Lacks a jacket. --- Editor has chosen descriptions by noted authors such as Sir Walter Scott, Alexandre Dumas, Nathaniel Hawthorne and many others to describe some of the world's most famous castles and palaces. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 395 pages View more info

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Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition

By: SLESSER, Malcolm

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Coward - McCann, Inc.: 1964

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 80419

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


A former library copy of the first US edition. An account of the 1962 joint British-Soviet expedition in the Pamir Mountains of present-day Tajikistan. On this expedition, an ascent was made of the highest peak in the range, Ismoil Somoni Peak (then known as Pik Kommunizma) at 24,590 feet. With maps at endpapers, a section of black and white photos as well as a few in color, along with a foreword by the author. --- In light blue cloth-covered boards gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with wrap-around color photo of the group on a snowy climb. --- With familiar library trappings: Bro-Darted jac... View more info

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Burma Road

By: SMITH, Nicol

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1940

Stock No.: 81979

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


The author's account of his travels on the Burma Road; over difficult mountain terrain from Lashio, Burma to Yun-Nan-Fu (Kunming), China. The route was used to reinforce the Chinese during the China-Japan wars of the 1930s and 1940s. Includes numerous black & white plates bearing author's photographs of scenes along the road. With map of the area at rear endpapers. --- In full dark red cloth-covered boards with decorations & titling in gilt on cover and spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- Front free endpaper has been torn out, else a clean, sound, firmly-bound copy.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10... View more info

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The Book of the Mountains: Being a Collection of Writings About the Mountains in all Their Aspects; with 64 Pages of Illustrations in Halftone and Gravure, and Many Line Drawings

By: SPECTORSKY, A. C. (editor)

Price: $25.50

Publisher: New York, Appleton Century Crofts, Inc.: 1955

Stock No.: 77327

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


First Edition, with (1) on last page. Spectorsky has assembled a very appealing collection of writings and photos extolling the great mountains and ranges of the world in this hefty edition. With page after page of very attractive b&w photos (64 pages altogether) and line drawings. Publisher's flyer about this work laid in. Pictorial brown-toned cloth-covered boards showing traditional drawings of mountains. Titling in brown, gilt, blue, black and red on cover; in white and red on spine. Interior clean, bright and firm. No usual dust jacket, but protected with clear acetate cover, with a tape-... View more info

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Mountaineering: The Lonsdale Library, Volume XVIII

By: SPENCER, Sydney (editor)

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Service & Co., Limited: [c.1945]

Stock No.: 83221

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A comprehensive guide to worldwide mountaineering from the British perspective, circa 1945. Various worldwide climbs are described by a number of writers, and accompanied by 130 illustrations, and 9 fold-out maps. An entry in publisher's series: The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games and Pastimes. --- In gold cloth-covered boards backed in brown buckram, with gilt titling to spine and brown topstain. Jacket features pasted-on black & white photos of climbers on both cover and spine. --- A clean, tightly-bound, sturdy copy. Unclipped dust jacket with chips and small tears and a little darkening ... View more info

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Inuit: The North in Transition

By: STELTZER, Ulli

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Seattle, University of Washington Press: 1982

Edition: First US Edition

Stock No.: 79582

ISBN: 0295959517

Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


A selection of black and white photographs by the Vancouver-based Ulli Steltzer, taken over a two-year period amongst the Inuit peoples of the Canadian Arctic. The photos are accompanied by quotations from many of the subjects. Maps of the region at endpapers. --- In grey paper-covered boards with spine titling stamped in silver. Jacket with wrap-around photo of a seal hunter awaiting his prey. --- About Fine copy: clean, firm, and bright. Bright jacket with rubbing, otherwise undamaged.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); viii, 216 pages View more info

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The American West: A Natural History

By: SUTTON, Ann and Myron

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1969

Stock No.: 81661

ISBN: 0394437721

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The authors' guide to the beauty of the North American West is accompanied by 300 illustrations, 60 of which are in full color; and 25 maps and drawings. This work is divided into 16 regions. With maps of the West at endpapers. --- In full yellow cloth-covered boards with forest treeline in gilt on cover, gilt-stamped spine titling. --- A clean, bright copy but with slightly rounded cover corners. Jacket with small tears at spine ends, otherwise in good shape.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 270 pages View more info

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Tenzing Norgay and the Sherpas of Everest

By: TENZING, Tashi; TENZING, Judy

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Camden, Maine, Ragged Mountain Press/McGraw-Hill: 2001

Stock No.: 77326

ISBN: 007141309X

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


First Printing in this American trade paperback edition. An account of the life of and accomplishments of Tenzing Norgay, and a biography of the sherpas of Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. With forewords by Sir Edmund Hillary and the Dalai Lama. With numerous maps and photos. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund were the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953. Tashi Tenzing is the grandson of Tenzing Norgay who was assisted by his wife Judy in the writing of this book. --- A bright, clean, firm copy lacking damages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxiii, 320 pages View more info

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Cape Cod

By: THOREAU, Henry David

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1968

Stock No.: 83286

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


The author's observations from his four visits to Cape Cod were first published in 1865 and offered here in a deluxe illustrated reprint Heritage Press edition. Includes illustrations by R. J. Holden and an introduction by Joseph Wood Krutch. --- Bound in wave-patterned paper-covered boards in various shades of brown, backed in tan quarter cloth. With gilt-stamped titling on spine and with attractive maps of the Cape at endpapers. Sandglass flyer laid in (Norwalk no. I:34). Volume housed in tan paper-covered slipcase. --- A bright, clean, firm copy lacking apparent damages. Slipcase with a bu... View more info

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A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

By: THOREAU, Henry David

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Heritage Press: 1975

Stock No.: 83559

Condition: Very Good+


Purported to be the first published work by Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), this work is ostensibly an account of a short river trip from Concord, Massachusetts to Concord, New Hampshire with his brother, John. Thoreau made many disgressions, including poems, essays on diverse topics and quotations by others. Written from 1845-47, Thoreau had difficulty getting the book published, which finally occurred in 1849. This reprint edition with an introduction by Charles R. Anderson, and illustrations by R. J. Holden. --- Bound in green cloth-covered boards with spine titling and decorations in gil... View more info

Image for Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains  [The Long Expedition] (in Four Volumes) Reprinted from Volumes XIV, XV, XVI & XVII of Thwaites's Early Western Travels: 1748-1846

Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains [The Long Expedition] (in Four Volumes) Reprinted from Volumes XIV, XV, XVI & XVII of Thwaites's Early Western Travels: 1748-1846

By: THWAITES, Reuben Gold; LONG, Stephen H.;

Price: $393.00

Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio, The Arthur H. Clark Company: 1905

Stock No.: 82428

Condition: Very Good+


A four volume reprinted portion of Reuben Gold Thwaites's massive 31-volume series on travel in the American West in the 18th and 19th centuries (Howes T.255). Compiled from the notes of Major Stephen H. Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentlemen of the party by Edwin James, botanist and geologist to the expedition.Edited with notes, introductions and index by Mr. Thwaites. This rather scarce set presents the account of the experiences of the Stephen H. Long expedition of 1819-1820, in which Long was sent to find the source of the Platte River in the Rocky Mountains. With a large fold-out map in vo... View more info

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Mountaineering in the Rocky Mountain National Park

By: TOLL, Roger W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1921

Stock No.: 77362

Condition: Poor with no dust jacket


A rather battered guide to the high mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park in north-central Colorado. With fold out map of the park and numerous b&w photos of peaks and views from summits. Compiled by Roger W. Toll from records of the Colorado Mountain Club for the benefit of visitors to the park on behalf of the National Park Service. --- Lacks the back cover, with pages 103/104 & 105 detached (but present), and quite tattered and chafed, but an otherwise intact artifact from the early 20th Century. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 105 pages View more info

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Life on the Mississippi

By: TWAIN, Mark

Price: $31.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: [c.1930s-40s]

Stock No.: 80352

Condition: Good+ in Poor 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". In publisher's "Holiday Edition", with color frontis and 8 black and white illustrations by Walter Stewart. --- In black cloth-covered boards, Stewart's color frontis illustration pasted to cover (and repeated on jacket), with gilt-stamped spine titling. Likely published c.1930s-40s, though 1917 date appears in book. Jacket bears original $2.50 flap price. --- With a small hole to cloth at mid-spine and loss of spine gilding; p... View more info

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Mark Twain's Pleasure Trip on the Continent: The Complete Work Previously Issued Under the Title of "The Innocents Abroad" and "The New Prilgrim's Progress"

By: TWAIN, Mark

Price: $197.00

Publisher: London, John Camden Hotten: [c.1874]

Stock No.: 82525

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


In this compact volume, Mark Twain's earlier "The Innocents Abroad" and "The New Pilgrim's Progress" are combined. Per the title page, this is a "complete work". With black & white drawings at title page, and with several pages of illustrated advertisements to rear of volume. Cover bears statement "Companion to Murray's Guide". Includes an introduction by Edward P. Hingston. Undated volume, but one of the ads bears 1874 date. --- In gold-tone cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to cover and spine; fillets in blind to covers. Volume has no dust jacket. --- ... View more info

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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World (first edition, first issue)

By: TWAIN, Mark (CLEMONS, Samuel)

Price: $460.00

Publisher: Hartford, Conn. USA, The American Publishing Company: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 81715

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First edition of the account by Mark Twain (1835-1910) of his world travels, written while on lecture tour for purposes of debt reduction. This work represents the fifth and final travel book by Clemons, and focuses on experiences and sights encountered in India, Australia, New Zealand, Ceylon, Fiji, Mauritius and South Africa. Includes frontis photo of Twain, as well as many, many additional black & white drawings, sketches and photos scattered throughout the volume. --- Meets points for first edition: single Hartford publisher reference on title page, signature number 11 to p.161. --- In f... View more info

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The Age of Mountaineering

By: ULLMAN, James Ramsey

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1964

Stock No.: 80444

Condition: 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 View more info

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The White Tower

By: ULLMAN, James Ramsey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott Company: 1945

Stock No.: 80983

Condition: 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 View more info

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Seventy-Seven Keys to the Civilization of Japan

By: UMESAO-Tadeo (editor)

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Osaka-shi, Japan, Sogensha, Inc.: 1985

Stock No.: 70428

ISBN: 4422300083

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


An English language guide to the historic traditions, culture, geography, history, politics and other characteristics that made up the Japan of 1985. With black & white photos throughout. Chronology of important dates in Japan's history to rear of volume. --- A softcover copy in brown wraps. Volume wrapped in dust jacket with color photo of Mount Fuji with bullet train passing in the foreground. --- A clean, newish, unmarked copy. Jacket also in excellent condition.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; viii, 315 pages View more info

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Painted Mountains: Two Expeditions to Kashmir

By: VENABLES, Stephen

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Seattle, The Mountaineers: 1987

Stock No.: 77309

ISBN: 0898861365

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


An account of two separate expeditions to climb previously unclimbed 6000-7000 metre peaks in Kashmir. With maps and b&w and color plates. --- In full blue textured paper-covered boards w/titling gilt-stamped on spine. Jacket with color photos of the peaks. --- A bright, clean, unmarked copy. Jacket with minor chafing & sm. tears; bears original $18.95 flap price.; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 239 pages View more info

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A Slender Thread: Escaping Disaster in the Himalaya

By: VENABLES, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Thunder's Mouth Press/Balliett & Fitzgerald, Inc.: 2001

Stock No.: 77348

ISBN: 1560252987

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


An account of Stephen Venable's fall while climbing in the Himalayas, in which he broke both legs and lived to tell about it. One in publisher's Adrenaline Series, edited by Clint Willis. With numerous photos. --- A firm, clean, bright copy but with round sticker on spine, minor creasing to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 237 pages View more info

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The Guide to Israel with Map Eighth Edition

By: Vilnay, Zev Ph. D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jerusalem, Sivan Press Ltd: 1965

Stock No.: 72566

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Popular guide to Israel is very detailed and offered with numerous diagrams and maps. In flexible red leatherette covers; interior clean & unmarked. Bumped corners. Dust jacket has chipping at edges; toned spine. With frayed satin bookmark ribbon and folded color map of Israel measuring 39" tall x 16.5" wide; with 2.5" tape-repaired tear lower edge. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 642 pages View more info

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In the Footsteps of the Artist: Thoreau and the World of Andrew Wyeth

By: WARNER, James A.; WHITE, Margaret J. (photography); THOREAU, Henry David (text)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Wilmington, Delaware, The Middle Atlantic Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83093

ISBN: 0912608331

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated first Middle Atlantic Press printing, October, 1986. This work has been described as a visit to the small patch of Pennsylvania that Andrew Wyeth and his family called home, in the Brandywine River valley of the southeast part of the state near Chadds Ford. Mr. Wyeth relied on the buildings, landscapes and people of the valley for much of the subject matter for his paintings. The area is depicted in photos by James A. Warner and Margaret J. White (and a few Wyeth paintings), and text borrowed from Henry David Thoreau to describe Andrew Wyeth's world. --- An oversize (14 in. wide x 11.25... View more info

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In the Shadow of Denali: Life and Death on Alaska's Mt. McKinley

By: WATERMAN, Jonathan

Price: $11.50

Publisher: New York, Delta Expedition/Dell Publishing: 1994

Stock No.: 79638

ISBN: 0385312458

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


The author shares his often harrowing experiences climbing, guiding, skiing, rescuing others and surviving on Denali, North America's highest peak. With a foreword by Greg Child. Includes a section of black and white plates. --- This softcover copy with slightly tanned leaves and a bruise to front cover, else a clean, firm copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 246 pages View more info

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Ghost Towns of the Northwest, Known and Unknown

By: WEIS, Norman D.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Caldwell, Idaho, Caxton Printers: 1972

Stock No.: 81139

ISBN: 0870042017

Condition: 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 re... View more info

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The East 7th Avenue Historic District (Historic Denver Guides)

By: WIDMANN, Nancy L.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Denver, Colorado, Historic Denver, Inc.: 1997

Stock No.: 82925

ISBN: 0914248111

Condition: Very Good+


A tour of the East 7th Avenue historic district of Denver, Colorado; focusing on stately and historic homes with text, photos and maps. Photography by Cynthia S. Herrick. An entry in publisher's Historic Denver Guides series. --- A compact softcover in rose-colored wraps, with photo of historic home to cover. --- A Very Good copy: clean, bright and tightly bound, but with mild sunning to spine.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 96 pages View more info

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The Wyman Historic District (Historic Denver Guides)

By: WILK, Diane

Price: $11.00

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

Stock No.: 82924

ISBN: 0914248057

Condition: Very Good


A tour of the Wyman historic district of Denver, Colorado; focusing on notable homes and buildings with text, photos and maps. Photography by Cynthia S. Herrick. An entry in publisher's Historic Denver Guides series. --- A compact softcover in lavender-toned wraps, with photo of historic home to cover. --- A Very Good copy: clean, bright and tightly bound, but exposure to dampness has caused minor rippling to textblock.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 96 pages View more info

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Sierra South: 100 Back-Country Trips in California's Sierra

By: WINNETT, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., Wilderness Press: 1977

Stock No.: 79640

ISBN: 0911824413

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Revised second printing of the second edition, 1977. A guide to the many back country trails and campsites in the southern Sierra Nevada. The focus is on trails in the Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks areas. With fold-out map at rear of volume. Each trail is graded for difficulty, along with estimated time to complete the trip and with many black and white photos. Indexed. A publication in publisher's Wilderness Press Trail Guide Series. --- This softcover copy with a little scratching & soiling to covers, else a clean, firm copy.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall) ; 2... View more info

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The Story of the Rocky Mountains

By: YOUNG, Bob & Jan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Hawthorn Books, Inc.: 1969

Stock No.: 74615

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First Edition. In full turquoise cloth-covered boards, with black titling cover & spine. Prev. owner's bookplate, front free endpaper. Price-clipped dust jacket; otherwise clean & bright. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pages View more info