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  • ABBEY'S ROAD. by Abbey, Edward.
    Abbey, Edward.
    ABBEY'S ROAD.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Dutton, (1979.). Explorations in the West and elsewhere, from the Rio Grande in Texas to Canyonlands and Lake Powell in Utah - and to Mexico and Scotland and Australia. Illustrated with his drawings. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-525-030018.

    Condition: Good overall (some discoloration to lower edge of back cover and last few pages, but otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 56876
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  • BEYOND FORGET: Rediscovering the Prairies. by Abley, Mark
    Abley, Mark
    BEYOND FORGET: Rediscovering the Prairies.

    Edition: First US printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club, (1986) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first book - he grew up in the Canadian West and in 1985 he revisited the Prairie Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. He includes accounts of the various colonies of immigrants, the treatment of Indians, and of the countryside itself. Index. viii, 260 pp. ISBN: 0-871567059.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (corners bumped, bookstore line on top edge)

    Book ID: 68251
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  • TO AND FRO IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA with Sketches in Arizona and New Mexico. by Adams, Emma H. (Hildreth).
    Adams, Emma H. (Hildreth).
    TO AND FRO IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA with Sketches in Arizona and New Mexico.

    Edition: First edition.

    Cincinnati: W.M.B.C. Press, 1887. Hardcover first edition - Although this is presented in 'chapter form' this interesting look at Los Angeles area, consists primarily of the author's letters which were written to several Eastern newspapers describing her travels in Southern California during 1884 and in the autumn of 1886. Also included are chapters describing her travels in Arizona and New Mexico. From the author's preface: "From its nature, the book is in but slight sense a guide to persons visiting Southern California, although its pages embrace much reliable information about the country and its people.... The writer has aimed to build, out of the many sketches and facts given, a pleasant and readable book" - a modest aim, in…

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    Cincinnati: W.M.B.C. Press, 1887. Hardcover first edition - Although this is presented in 'chapter form' this interesting look at Los Angeles area, consists primarily of the author's letters which were written to several Eastern newspapers describing her travels in Southern California during 1884 and in the autumn of 1886. Also included are chapters describing her travels in Arizona and New Mexico. From the author's preface: "From its nature, the book is in but slight sense a guide to persons visiting Southern California, although its pages embrace much reliable information about the country and its people.... The writer has aimed to build, out of the many sketches and facts given, a pleasant and readable book" - a modest aim, in which she has succeeded admirably, making this book enjoyable even now, well over 100 years later. Among the topics covered are a visit with historian Hubert Bancroft, the California missions, life in a canyon outside Los Angeles, the port of San Pedro, the growing of raisins, rural Riverside, the schools in Los Angeles - and a chapter on women as cultivators of the soil, which comments on how women have become land owners, involved in real estate, and in such agricultural pursuits as managing a raisin vineyard. 288 pp.

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    Condition: Very good overall in the original brown cloth with gilt lettering on the front and spine, gilt illustration on lower section of front cover, 2 decorative black-stamped bands. (spots in the margin of 2 pages, minor shelfwear to boards, otherwise tight and clean.)

    Book ID: 39474
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  • GREEN CATHEDRALS: A Wayward Traveler in the Rain Forest. by Alexander, Brian.
    Alexander, Brian.
    GREEN CATHEDRALS: A Wayward Traveler in the Rain Forest.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lyons and Burford, Publishers, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes, with humor and sometimes dismay, Alexander's visits to six rain forests in different areas of the world, including Malaysia, Alaska, Guatemala, and the Amazon region. As the Booklist review noted his "childhood images of the fantasy jungles of Tarzan and Jungle Jim vanish when he journeys to several rain forests and encounters such realities as Brazilian troops stationed in the Amazon to prevent First World internationalization of the rain forest; fundamentalists in a rain forest village in Malaysia seeking the resettlement and religious conversion of animistic Aboriginal natives; luxury hotel chains, Reeboks, and racism on Dominica, home to one of the last…

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    New York: Lyons and Burford, Publishers, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes, with humor and sometimes dismay, Alexander's visits to six rain forests in different areas of the world, including Malaysia, Alaska, Guatemala, and the Amazon region. As the Booklist review noted his "childhood images of the fantasy jungles of Tarzan and Jungle Jim vanish when he journeys to several rain forests and encounters such realities as Brazilian troops stationed in the Amazon to prevent First World internationalization of the rain forest; fundamentalists in a rain forest village in Malaysia seeking the resettlement and religious conversion of animistic Aboriginal natives; luxury hotel chains, Reeboks, and racism on Dominica, home to one of the last oceanic rain forests; and the vague menace of guerrilla insurgents in Guatemala. Added to the political, religious, and racial tensions are the immutable, almost tangible heat, deadly snakes, life-threatening reactions to insect bites, shockingly polluted water sources, cholera, dengue fever, and all but nonexistent medical facilities." SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best wishes." Illustrated with full color photographs. 201 pp. ISBN: 1-558213996.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80879
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  • Alexander, Caroline.
    THE WAY TO XANADU.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second book by this Florida born author, a unique blend of travel writing and literary scholarship. Although Samuel Taylor Coleridge's images in his poem 'Kubla Khan" were composed in an opium reverie, he was inspired by travel books of the time - Alexander traveled to three continents - from the steppes of Central Asia to North Florida with its mighty fountains, Kashmir's holy cave of ice and to 'Mount Abora' in Ethiopia - to discover first hand 'the miracle of rare device', the sources of Coleridge's inspiration. Bibliography. 205 pp. ISBN: 0-679419004.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 36821
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  • AMERICA TODAY: Observations and Reflections. by Archer, William.
    Archer, William.
    AMERICA TODAY: Observations and Reflections.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1899. Includes his impressions of New York City ("much maligned") including the new rapid transit system there, and of Washington, Boston and Chicago, as well as comments on the differences between the North and the South, the American language, the postal system, universities and more. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 260 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054416.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings and overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57388
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  • Asimov, Isaac.
    THE ENDS OF THE EARTH: The Polar Regions of the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Weybright and Talley, 1975. dj. Hardcover first edition - A discussion of the past ice ages, and the likelihood of future ones, the differences between the Arctic and the Antartic, and the story of the early geographical explorations and later scientific ones of this area. Illustrated with Bob Hines. Index, 363 pgs. Wraparound dust jacket art by Wendell Minor. ISBN: 0-679-401237.

    Condition: Near fine in a a very good dustjacket (light edgewear to dj, now protected by archival cover, overall an attractive clean and tight copy.)

    Book ID: 38491
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  • BOSTON: A GUIDE BOOK. by Bacon, Edwin M. (1844-1916)
    Bacon, Edwin M. (1844-1916)
    BOSTON: A GUIDE BOOK.

    Edition: First edition.

    Boston: Ginn & Company, 1903. Hardcover first edition - "Prepared for the Convention of the National Educational Association, July 6-10, 1903, under the direction of Edwin D. Mead, Frank Foxcroft, and George P. Morris, the Committee on Guide Books appointed by the local Executive Committee." Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings throughout, eight colored maps bound in at the rear of the book. The first of many editions of this book published by Ginn & Co for various conventions and associations. Index. x, 190 pp plus maps. Small format.

    Condition: Very good in tan cloth with dark green lettering.

    Book ID: 53851
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  • Ballantine, Bill.
    HIGH WEST.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Rand McNally & Co, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the front flap: "Ballantine, his wife and three of their teen-aged children traveled throughout eight Rocky Mountain states: Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. [This book] is an offbeat and highly personal (and a bit impertinent) look at the vacation places and tourist centers within these states, both well known and obscure, and at Americans at large, both tourist and native." Starting at Frontier Days in Cheyenne to the Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, from mining towns like Cripple Creek and Leadville in Colorado to visiting artist Georgia O'Keefe in New Mexico, this is a combination of interviews, and…

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    New York: Rand McNally & Co, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - From the front flap: "Ballantine, his wife and three of their teen-aged children traveled throughout eight Rocky Mountain states: Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. [This book] is an offbeat and highly personal (and a bit impertinent) look at the vacation places and tourist centers within these states, both well known and obscure, and at Americans at large, both tourist and native." Starting at Frontier Days in Cheyenne to the Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, from mining towns like Cripple Creek and Leadville in Colorado to visiting artist Georgia O'Keefe in New Mexico, this is a combination of interviews, and reporting on the West, illustrated with photographs (including one of O'Keefe) by the author. Note at the beginning of the book states that the trip was made in a 'Goldline pickup camper, Model 220, manufactured by Travel Industries, Inc, Oswego, Kansas and mounted on a Ford Motor Co. camper special.' 303 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (chipping to upper edge of dj spine, slight sunning to spine.)

    Book ID: 38961
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  • THE OHIO. by Banta, R.E.
    Banta, R.E.
    THE OHIO.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Rinehart and Company. (1949). Hardcover first edition - A volume in the RIVERS OF AMERICA series edited by Hervey Allen and Carl Carmer. Illustrated with drawings by Edward Shenton. This copy has a page bound in stating that this book is one of a Special Limited Valley Edition - this page is INSCRIBED by the author and dated 10-14-49. Bibliography, index. 592 pp.

    Condition: Good + in light gray cloth (light toning to the pages, minor soiling to covers, name on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 71555
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  • LONG WAY HOME: On the Trail of Steinbeck's America. by Barich, Bill.
    Barich, Bill.
    LONG WAY HOME: On the Trail of Steinbeck's America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2010) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "In the summer of 2008, Bill Barich stumbled upon a used copy of Travels in Ireland , where he has lived for the past eight years, and it inspired him to explore the mood of the United States as Steinbeck had done almost a half century before. With a hotly contested election looming, and in the shadow of an economic meltdown, Barich set off on a 5,943-mile cross-country drive from New York to his old hometown in San Francisco via Route 50, a road twisting through the American heartland." SIGNED on the title page. 240 pp. ISBN: 978-0802717542.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66118
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  • METRO STOP DOSTOEVSKY: Travels in Russian Time / STOLEN FIGS AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN CALABRIA. by Bengis, Ingrid / Mark Rotella.
    Bengis, Ingrid / Mark Rotella.
    METRO STOP DOSTOEVSKY: Travels in Russian Time / STOLEN FIGS AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN CALABRIA.

    Edition: Advance except.

    San Francisco: North Point Press, (2003). First edition - A limited edition chapbook, containing excerpts from two forthcoming travel books, published dos-a-dos. 21 pp and 14 pp.

    Condition: Fine in printed wrappers. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 76220
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  • THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2005. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at Venice, telling the story of its rich history and some of its more eccentric residents, of attempts to save its archeological treasures and recreating the unique atmosphere of this city of canals, using as a starting point the 1996 fire which destroyed the Opera House. Glossary, lists of people and places. 414 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 1594200580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76351
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  • THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS. by Berendt, John.
    Berendt, John.
    THE CITY OF FALLING ANGELS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Penguin, 2005. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at Venice, telling the story of its rich history and some of its more eccentric residents, of attempts to save its archeological treasures and recreating the unique atmosphere of this city of canals, using as a starting point the 1996 fire which destroyed the Opera House. SIGNED on the title page. Glossary, lists of people and places. 414 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 1594200580.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 66191
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  • WHERE THE WATERS DIVIDE: A Walk Along America's Continental Divide. by Berger, Karen and Daniel R. Smith.
    Berger, Karen and Daniel R. Smith.
    WHERE THE WATERS DIVIDE: A Walk Along America's Continental Divide.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harmony, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a New York husband-and-wife team's 182-day, 2580-mile walk along the Continental Divide from Mexico to Canada. Maps, index. 324 pp. ISBN: 0-517-588048.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.(remainder line)

    Book ID: 52958
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  • BROR BLIXEN: The Africa Letters. by [Blixen, Bror] Kleen, G. F. V. , editor.
    [Blixen, Bror] Kleen, G. F. V. , editor.
    BROR BLIXEN: The Africa Letters.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Blixen was an extraordinary big game hunter and friend of most pioneers and adventurers of his day as well as the husband of Isak Dinesen. These letters from Blixen to family and friends between 1913 and 1936 were translated by Kleen, who was a nephew of Blixen, and lived with him and his second wife, Cockie, in Africa. Much of the content is on hunting - mostly for elephant. Photographs. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-312-014686.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74736
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  • BROR BLIXEN: The Africa Letters. by [Blixen, Bror] Kleen, G. F. V. , editor.
    [Blixen, Bror] Kleen, G. F. V. , editor.
    BROR BLIXEN: The Africa Letters.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (1988.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Blixen was an extraordinary big game hunter and friend of most pioneers and adventurers of his day as well as the husband of Isak Dinesen. These letters from Blixen to family and friends between 1913 and 1936 were translated by Kleen, who was a nephew of Blixen, and lived with him and his second wife, Cockie, in Africa. Much of the content is on hunting - mostly for elephant. Photographs. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-312-014686.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (sunning to spine of dj, faint erasure on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 56811
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  • AMERICA, AND THE AMERICANS...By a Citizen of the World. by [Boardman, James].
    [Boardman, James].
    AMERICA, AND THE AMERICANS...By a Citizen of the World.

    Edition: Facsimile reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A favorable account of his travels in the United States - he began by travelling to New York City, describing the public buildings, churches of various religions, politics and elections, libraries, auctions and more. His wanderings included Niagara, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal and Quebec, and the subjects of his comments are equally varied - from Indians to Negroes, to boarding house life, burial practices, the zeal of the firemen in the cities, the new prison at Charleston just outside Boston, etc. Originally published anonymously in 1833 as "By a Citizen of the World" this has been attributed to Liverpool merchant James Boardman. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America…

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    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A favorable account of his travels in the United States - he began by travelling to New York City, describing the public buildings, churches of various religions, politics and elections, libraries, auctions and more. His wanderings included Niagara, Buffalo, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Boston, Montreal and Quebec, and the subjects of his comments are equally varied - from Indians to Negroes, to boarding house life, burial practices, the zeal of the firemen in the cities, the new prison at Charleston just outside Boston, etc. Originally published anonymously in 1833 as "By a Citizen of the World" this has been attributed to Liverpool merchant James Boardman. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America 1810-1935 series. xi, 430 pp plus 2 pp list of the series. ISBN: 0-405-054432.

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    Condition: Ex-library with a missing front endpaper, but overall tight and sturdy in gold cloth with dark brown lettering. A clean copy with only a few markings. Uncommon.

    Book ID: 40040
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  • WITH GRACIELA TO THE HEADHUNTERS. by Boeldeke, Alfred with Louis Hagen.
    Boeldeke, Alfred with Louis Hagen.
    WITH GRACIELA TO THE HEADHUNTERS.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: David McKay Co., (1958.). Hardcover first edition - Illustrated by 32 pages of photographs. The story of the author's dangerous journey in South America with his five year old daughter and wife. 166 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth, lacking the dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46651
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  • SOUVENIR OF A VISIT TO THE BON MARCHE. by Bon Marche, Founded by Aristide Bougigaut
    Bon Marche, Founded by Aristide Bougigaut
    SOUVENIR OF A VISIT TO THE BON MARCHE.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Paris: Mame and Sons, Printers, n.d. (ca 1908). Hardcover - Includes 31 pages on the history of the Au Bon Marche Department Store (in English) and a brief guide to Paris, and a 32 page street index to the very large map folded inside the rear cover. Lists prizes won through 1908. Bound in maroon leatherette boards with a measuring tape attached for use with the map. Small format, approximately 4 inches by 8 inches.

    Condition: Good condition - some rubbing and wear to the covers, previous owner's name - but loaded with vintage appeal.

    Book ID: 71249
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  • A COOK'S TOUR: In Search of the Perfect Meal. by Bourdain, Anthony.
    Bourdain, Anthony.
    A COOK'S TOUR: In Search of the Perfect Meal.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2001). Hardcover first edition - Book which is the basis for his series on the Food Network. "The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. . Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail." After eating traditional Fugu in Japan, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs, and live Cobra heart in Saigon and a 6 hour, 20 course tasting menu at Keller's legendary French Laundry in Yountville, he kicks both on a West Indian island with his wife, with a meal of cold local beer, ribs in adobo sauce and his wife's burger…

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    New York: Bloomsbury, (2001). Hardcover first edition - Book which is the basis for his series on the Food Network. "The only thing Anthony Bourdain loves as much as cooking is traveling. . Inspired by the question, 'What would be the perfect meal?', Anthony sets out on a quest for his culinary holy grail." After eating traditional Fugu in Japan, a poisonous blowfish which can be prepared only by specially licensed chefs, and live Cobra heart in Saigon and a 6 hour, 20 course tasting menu at Keller's legendary French Laundry in Yountville, he kicks both on a West Indian island with his wife, with a meal of cold local beer, ribs in adobo sauce and his wife's burger cooked well-done with a slice of Kraft cheese - and just maybe that was the perfect meal. 274 pp. ISBN: 1-582341400.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 79849
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  • AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896. by Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    Bradford, Mary and Richard.
    AN AMERICAN FAMILY ON THE AFRICAN FRONTIER, THE BURNHAM FAMILY LETTERS, 1893-1896.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Niwot, CO: Roberts Rinehart, 1993. dj. Hardcover first edition - A candid account of pioneering in the dying days of the African frontier. While the letters tell of adventure and hardship, they also reveal the disregard for, and the ignorance of the culture and traditions of the indigenous people of South Africa. Photographs, index. xxvii, 300 pp. ISBN: 1-879373661.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 79477
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  • UNCLE SAM AT HOME. by Bridge, James Howard (Harold Brydges)
    Bridge, James Howard (Harold Brydges)
    UNCLE SAM AT HOME.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1888. Illustrated with small drawings throughout. Commentary on the character of Americans from family life and bonnets to criminals, to Anglomaniacs, and relaxation. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054467.

    Condition: Ex-library with relatively few markings, missing front endpaper, but overall tight and clean in gold cloth with burgundy lettering.

    Book ID: 57392
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  • LOOSE NUTS ON THE WHEEL. by Brown, Opal Hartsell.
    Brown, Opal Hartsell.
    LOOSE NUTS ON THE WHEEL.

    Edition: First printing.

    San Antonio, Texas: The Naylor Company, (1963). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Shortly after the end of World War II, two "middle-aged, middle-classed and middle-western couples" took off on their first real vacation. This trek led to annual treks, and several years later, with a budget of just $600 each per year, they had visited all 48 states and 2 provinces of Canada and Mexico. This book recounts some of their adventures and misadventures. Illustrated with humorous full-page drawings. INSCRIBED on the half title page in ink by Opal Brown, and underneath, in pencil, is "and Gordon." Map endpapers showing their routes. xi, 279 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in black cloth in a good only dust jacket with a chip to the upper edge of the front cover, wear along the folds.

    Book ID: 75425
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  • (Brown, Robert) Haymon, John, editor
    ROBERT BROWN AND THE VANCOUVER ISLAND EXPLORING EXPEDITION

    Edition: First printing.

    Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1989. dj. Hardcover first edition - Diary of a young Scotsman who arrived on Vancouver Island in 1863 for the purpose of collecting roots and seeds. 211 pgs with extensive notes, appendices, many illustrations, index. ISBN: 0-7748-03223.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 9346
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2000. by Bryson, Bill, editor.
    Bryson, Bill, editor.
    THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2000.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000. First edition - Includes a foreword by Jason Wilson, series editor, and an introduction by Bryson. Collects 25 of the best essays from both commercial and literary publications in 1999. Includes contributions from Bill Bufford, Dave Eggers, Amy Wilentz, Jeffrey Taylor, Clive Irving, William T. Vollmann and others. Notes on contributors. xxvii, 307 pp. ISBN: 0-618118810.

    Condition: Very near fine.

    Book ID: 77782
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  • COOK'S HANDBOOK FOR EGYPT AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN, with Chapters on Egyptian Archaeology. by Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis.
    Budge, Sir E. A. Wallis.
    COOK'S HANDBOOK FOR EGYPT AND THE EGYPTIAN SUDAN, with Chapters on Egyptian Archaeology.

    Edition: Fourth edition.

    London: Thos. Cook & Son, 1921. Hardcover - With nine maps (Eight large folding maps plus one in the pocket at the rear), and 182 illustrations in the text and two in the supplement. Includes a 28 page 1925 supplement bound in at the front, which focuses on the recent discovery and opening of King Tutankhamen's tomb, but also includes other recent excavations in Egypt and the Sudan; Egypt in 1924-25 and the Sudan in 1923-25. Index, advertisements. 28, vv, 956 pp.

    Condition: Very good in the original maroon flexible cloth covers, gilt titling on the spine and front cover, marbled endpapers and all edges, green silk book marker bound in.

    Book ID: 68846
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  • JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale by "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

    Edition: Reprint.

    New York: International Book Company, nd (ca 1890.). Hardcover - According to the preface, this is "a plain and faithful account of the cruises, rambles and adventures of the writer during 8 years of his early life "..1809 to 1817. Illustrated with steel engravings. 452 pp.

    Condition: Good condition overall in dark green stamped cloth with gilt panel on spine. Severe toning to the pages, rear hinge broken, previous owner's name dated 1893.

    Book ID: 51789
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  • "by the author of Tales of the Ocean" (Sleeper, John S.)
    JACK IN THE FORECASTLE, or Incidents in the Early Life of Hawser Martingale

    Edition: Early printing (copyright 1860)

    Boston: Crosby and Nichols, 1865. Hardcover - According to the preface, this is "a plain and faithful account of the cruises, rambles and adventures of the writer during 8 years of his early life "..1809 to 1817. Illustrated with steel engravings. 452 pp.

    Condition: Very worn condition - the corners and the lower edges of the boards have the cardboard exposed, the lettering on the spine is faded, and the cloth is beginning to tear, with some loss of cloth (about 1/2" at the bottom). The interior has both dampstaining and foxing. However, despite all its flaws, it has a lot of vintage appeal, and can still be read with care.

    Book ID: 3690
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  • CONQUERING ANTARCTICA: RICHARD E. BYRD. by [Byrd, Richard E., 1888 - 1957) Rink, Paul,
    [Byrd, Richard E., 1888 - 1957) Rink, Paul,
    CONQUERING ANTARCTICA: RICHARD E. BYRD.

    Edition: First edition.

    Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica Press, (1961) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the American naval officer, aviator and polar explorer Richard Byrd which focuses on his life of constant adventure, starting at a young age, and his bravery in trying to survive at the Advance Base during his second expedition. A title in the Great Lives for Young Americans Series. Map. Illustrated with drawings by Robert Boehmer. 190 pp.

    Condition: Fine in red boards with gold lettering on spine in a very near fine dust jacket. Original price of $2.95 printed on dust jacket front flap. 190 pp.

    Book ID: 79999
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