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  • ALI OF EGYPT. by Cavanna, Betty (1909-2001) ; photographs by George Russell Harrison (1898-1979).
    Cavanna, Betty (1909-2001) ; photographs by George Russell Harrison (1898-1979).
    ALI OF EGYPT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Franklin Watts, (1966). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the "Around The World Today" books by Cavanna and Harrison, a series which introduces children to what is going on in the world today through the stories and photographs of children in those countries. Set in 1966 when the High Dam at Aswan was under construction, this is the story of Ali whose father was working on the dam. Even though Ali is excited about the changes coming he has a friend who has already been displaced by the waters by the building of the Aswan Dam. Illustrated with black and white photographs by Cavanna's husband, George Russell Harrison. Harrison had been Dean of Science at…

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    New York: Franklin Watts, (1966). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the "Around The World Today" books by Cavanna and Harrison, a series which introduces children to what is going on in the world today through the stories and photographs of children in those countries. Set in 1966 when the High Dam at Aswan was under construction, this is the story of Ali whose father was working on the dam. Even though Ali is excited about the changes coming he has a friend who has already been displaced by the waters by the building of the Aswan Dam. Illustrated with black and white photographs by Cavanna's husband, George Russell Harrison. Harrison had been Dean of Science at MIT, until his retirement in 1964, shortly before they started collaborating on these books. INSCRIBED on the half title page and SIGNED by both the author and photographer and dated in the year of publication. 68 pp.

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    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (corner of board bumped, dj has overall edgewear, sunning to spine and chip at base of spine) Very uncommon signed. .

    Book ID: 83275
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  • THREE JOURNEYS with three forewords by Viscount Cave and appreciations of Sir Lloyd Mathews by H.H. Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan and Sir Rennell Rodd. by Cave, Viscountess (Anne Estella Sarah Penfold Mathews 1885-1938)
    Cave, Viscountess (Anne Estella Sarah Penfold Mathews 1885-1938)
    THREE JOURNEYS with three forewords by Viscount Cave and appreciations of Sir Lloyd Mathews by H.H. Sultan Mohamed Aga Khan and Sir Rennell Rodd.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Thornton Butterworth, Limited, (1928). Hardcover first edition - Accounts based on the diaries she kept (to win a bit with her sister) on three journeys to East Africa, including Zanzibar and Uganda in 1901, to South Africa in 1919 and to Canada and America in 1920. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 17 internal plates. Index. xv, 286 pp.

    Condition: Very good in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, some foxing to edges of textblock, previous owner's name dated 1932.

    Book ID: 81284
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  • Chapman, Walter
    THE GOLDEN DREAM: The Seekers of El Dorado

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1967. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the fantasy that obsessed sixteenth century Europe for more than a hundred years -including accounts of the German conquistadores, Raleigh and Manoa and more. 437 pgs, photographs, maps and index.

    Condition: VG+/VG+ (pc,short tear at one corner of dj.)

    Book ID: 8919
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  • IN PATAGONIA. by Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    Chatwin, Bruce (1940 - 1989)
    IN PATAGONIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Summit Books, (1978) dj. Hardcover first edition - Chatwin's first book, one which redefined travel writing, a record of a six month stay in Patagonia in 1974 but much more, including reflections on his childhood and the stories of other travellers to the area. Chatwin himself called it a "Quest or Wonder Voyage. It is about wandering and exile and its structure is as old as literature itself." Sources. 203 pp. ISBN: 0-671-400452.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease to corner of front flap of dj).

    Book ID: 72891
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  • CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863. by Cheadle, Walter Butler.
    Cheadle, Walter Butler.
    CHEADLE'S JOURNAL OF TRIP ACROSS CANADA, 1862-1863.

    Edition: First thus.

    Edmonton: M.G.Hurtig, (1971). Hardcover first edition - A title in the Canadiana Reprint Series. Originally published in Canada in 1931, this edition has a new introduction by Lewis H. Thomas and the oriignal notes by A. G. Doughty and Gustave Lanctot. Illustrated. 311 pp. Fold-out map bound at rear. ISBN: 0-888300352.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 82946
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  • TAMRART: 13 Days in the Sahara. by Clark, Eleanor (1913-1996)
    Clark, Eleanor (1913-1996)
    TAMRART: 13 Days in the Sahara.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stuart Wright, (1984) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An account of a trip by camel into the Sahara to climb the Hoggar mountains of southern Algeria, joining a caravan to Tamanrasset, where the Touareg nomads gave her the name of Tamrart Ð meaning dominant female. Illustrated with drawings by Lily Hamlin. Although Clark's career as a writer was eclipsed by that of her husband, Robert Penn Warren, her writing, and especially her evocative travel accounts, have been highly praised. Clark and Warren were the only couple where both were awarded the National Book Award for separate works. Warmly INSCRIBED on the title page "with lots of love, good wishes, admiration" and dated in the year of publication. 106 pp. ISBN: 0-913773-158.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (corners slightly bumped)

    Book ID: 64580
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  • FAMOUS SOUTH COAST PLEASURE RESORTS PAST AND PRESENT: Their Historical Associations, Their Rise to Fame and a Forecast of Their Future Development. by Clunn, Harold.
    Clunn, Harold.
    FAMOUS SOUTH COAST PLEASURE RESORTS PAST AND PRESENT: Their Historical Associations, Their Rise to Fame and a Forecast of Their Future Development.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: T. Whitingham & Co, Ltd, (1929). Hardcover first edition - A study of the resorts of Brighton, Bournemouth, Eastbourne, Hastings, Torquay, Folkestone and Worthing. Illustrated with many photographs. Index xxiii, 404 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in blue cloth with black lettering (small bookstore stamp on front pastedown, spine toned and darkened)

    Book ID: 80465
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  • ON MEXICAN TIME. by Cohan, Tony.
    Cohan, Tony.
    ON MEXICAN TIME.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Broadway Books, (2000). First edition - An American writer and his wife find a new home in the 16th century hill town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. 264 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59617
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  • Conn, Stephen; illustrations by Bradley S. Stockwell.
    CABIN FEVER: Comments on Modern Alaska Life.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    [Anchorage, Alaska:] By the author, (1979.). First edition - INSCRIBED by Conn on the title page "For Bill, a loyal fan and true Alaskan." Selections from the author's column in the Anchorage Daily News - the author is a professor of justice at the University of Alaska who had lived in Anchorage and Fairbanks for 7 years at the time this was published. 152 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers (spot on upper edge of front cover.)

    Book ID: 37833
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  • A LONG DESIRE. by Connell, Evan S. (1924-2013)
    Connell, Evan S. (1924-2013)
    A LONG DESIRE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1979) dj. Hardcover first edition - Essays on men, women and children who have that "unappeasable desire" to go beyond what is known and familiar - including seekers after Altlantis, the seven cities of Cibola, the northwest passage, legendary figures like Prester John, and more. Bibliography. 275 pp. ISBN: 0-030461618.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (discoloration/offsetting to front endpaper, tear to dj at fold of front flap)

    Book ID: 82091
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  • ON THE ROAD TO TETLAMA: Mexican Adventures of a Wandering Naturalist . by Conrad, Jim.
    Conrad, Jim.
    ON THE ROAD TO TETLAMA: Mexican Adventures of a Wandering Naturalist .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Armchair adventure for the reader with a keen interest in both natural history and exotic culture... Here is an 'on the road'tale that combines a naturist's observations, misadventures, encounters with birds and people - and discoveries about himself - during several months in backcountry Mexico." Accounts of life among the Nahuat Indians, and several sections describing the birds. Illustrated with drawings by Kelli Glancey.Index. xi, 196 pp. ISBN: 0-802711529.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few marks (appears uncirculated, tight and clean) in a near fine dj.

    Book ID: 73627
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  • Coomer, Joe
    SAILING IN A SPOONFUL OF WATER

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Picador, 1997. First edition - Subtitled: a man, a family and a vintage wooden boat.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 11465
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  • SKETCHES OF SWITZERLAND by an American. Vol. II. by (Cooper, James Fenimore)
    (Cooper, James Fenimore)
    SKETCHES OF SWITZERLAND by an American. Vol. II.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Carey, Lea & Blanchard, 1836. Hardcover first edition - Only one volume of 4 published anonymously by Cooper (the first two volumes were published as Part I and the second two were published as Part 2.) Written in the form of letters and describing Switzerland in 1828, although the final letter is a description of a visit to Milan. Cloth with a paper label on the spine. 236 pages. Very uncommon.

    Condition: Good only condition - the cloth has faded to a beige color on the spine and unevenly on the boards, hinges are cracking, spine is slanted, and a small spot of dampstaining is visible in the interior margin of the first few pages. There are scattered underlinings and marginal lines throughout. The previous owner's name is written in pencil on the rear endpaper, and underneath that is a penciled description of how this book was found. Laid in are a couple of sheets with some notes about the family of the original owner.

    Book ID: 42022
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2011. by Crosley, Sloane, editor; Jason Wilson, series editor.
    Crosley, Sloane, editor; Jason Wilson, series editor.
    THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2011.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin - Mariner, 2011. First edition - Selected and with an introduction by Sloane Crosley. Contributors include Andre Aciman, Christopher Buckley, Maureen Dowd, Verlyn Klinkenborg, Ariel Levy, Ta Obreht, Annie Proulx, Gary Shteyngart, William T. Vollmann, Emily Witt, and more. Notes on contributors. 255 pp. ISBN: 978-0547333366.

    Condition: Very good (some spots on fore-edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 66812
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  • THE SEA HUNTERS II. by Cussler, Clive and Craig Dirgo.
    Cussler, Clive and Craig Dirgo.
    THE SEA HUNTERS II.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - More true adventures with famous shipwrecks by the author of the Dirk Pitt series. Stories of the 'ghost ship' the Mary Celeste found floating off the Azores; the Carpathia which rescued Titanic survivors only to be sunk by U-boats ; L'oiseau Blanc, the plane that disappeared in the Maine woods on a transatlantic crossing 6 years before Lindbergh, and much more. Photographs. Current list of NUMA searches and discoveries. 446 pp. ISBN: 0-399-149252.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 39472
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  • Cussler, Clive and Craig Dirgo.
    THE SEA HUNTERS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first nonfiction book by the author of the Dirk Pitt series. An account of the discovery of 12 shipwrecks by Cussler and his NUMA volunteers (National Underwater and Marine Agency foundation.), including the Union frigate 'Cumberland' sunk during the Civil War, the World War I American troop transport, the 'Leopoldville' and others. Photographs.List of shipwrecks surveyed, index. 364 pp. ISBN: 0-684-830272.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 26298
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  • Dadd, Bill, the Scribe.
    GREAT TRANS-CONTINENTAL RAILROAD GUIDE

    Edition: Facsimile edition, a trade paperback.

    Grand Rapids, MI: Black Letter Press, (1971). Facsimile reprint of a guide originally published in 1869 by Geo. A. Crofutt & Co, Publishers, Chicago. "Containing a full and authentic description of over 500 cities, towns, villages, stations, government forts and camps, mountains, lakes, rivers, sulphur, soda and hot springs, scenery, watering place, summer resorts" for those interested in hunting or seeing where the buffalo, elk and deer roam, in trout fishing and more Includes "the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads of California, their branches and connections by stage and water from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean." Sounds pretty irrestible, 244 pp. Small format.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, tape reinforcement on spine, remains of a pocket, but still sturdy and readable.

    Book ID: 71824
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  • THE LITERARY TRAVELER: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. by Dark, Larry, editor.
    Dark, Larry, editor.
    THE LITERARY TRAVELER: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nineteen stories which "chronicles voyages and visits, trips and travels." Includes stories by Paul Theroux, Sue Miller, Alice Munro, William Trevor, Lorrie Moore, Kate Braverman, Steve Millhauser and others. Edited and with an introduction by Larry Dark. Biographical notes. xiii, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-670845787.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new but with a remainder line)

    Book ID: 69202
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  • THE LITERARY TRAVELER: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction. by Dark, Larry, editor.
    Dark, Larry, editor.
    THE LITERARY TRAVELER: An Anthology of Contemporary Short Fiction.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Viking, (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - A collection of nineteen stories which "chronicles voyages and visits, trips and travels." Includes stories by Paul Theroux, Sue Miller, Alice Munro, William Trevor, Lorrie Moore, Kate Braverman, Steve Millhauser and others. Edited and with an introduction by Larry Dark. Biographical notes. xiii, 354 pp. ISBN: 0-670845787.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacke (remainder line).

    Book ID: 73623
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  • SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire. by Davis, Wade.
    Davis, Wade.
    SHADOWS IN THE SUN: Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: Lone Pine Publishing (1992). First edition - The author, a Harvard ethnobotanist, writes with empathy and understanding and personal experience about indigenous tribes from the tropics to the Arctic circle. Included are chapters on shamanic healing, the plants of the gods - and on the end of the wild. Photographs. 156 pp. ISBN: 1551050269.

    Condition: Very near fine in illustrated wrappers with self-flaps.

    Book ID: 56933
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  • HASHISH: The Autobiography of a Red Sea Smuggler. by De Monfried, Henry (1879 - 1974), Helen Buchanan Bell, translator.
    De Monfried, Henry (1879 - 1974), Helen Buchanan Bell, translator.
    HASHISH: The Autobiography of a Red Sea Smuggler.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Stonehill Publishing, (1973.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Attractive new edition of a book set in the 1920's and originally published in 1930 - a classic tale of "man and the sea" - a mixture of adventure story set in Egypt and Somalia and other places in the Arab world, and of mysticism and self-discovery and closeness with nature. Includes a new afterword by the author in which he discusses the good that hashish and opiates can do when used in their natural state versus the use of them as an escape from reality. Translated from the French by Helen Buchanan Bell (the afterword was translated by Helen Weaver.) 287 pp. Dust jacket art by Ted Bernstein. ISBN: 0-88373-0065.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (small chips at top of spine, and at folds)

    Book ID: 51476
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  • De Vries, Clare.
    I & CLAUDIUS: Travels With My Cat.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Bloomsbury, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Story of the adventures of an intrepid young woman and her 19 year old cat who take a road trip accross the US. Color photographs. Map endpapers. 307 pp. ISBN: 0-58234-0544.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant.)

    Book ID: 28150
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  • THE HEYDAYS OF THE ADIRONDACKS, by DeSormo, Maitland C.
    DeSormo, Maitland C.
    THE HEYDAYS OF THE ADIRONDACKS,

    Edition: 2nd printing, large trade paperback.

    Saranac Lake, NY: Adirondack Yesteryears Inc., (1975). An illustrated history of the Adirondacks region of upstate New York. Many black and white photographs. Large format. 266 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some creasing to the covers)

    Book ID: 76310
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  • A SINGULAR COUNTRY. by Donleavy, J. P.
    Donleavy, J. P.
    A SINGULAR COUNTRY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Norton, (1990) dj. Hardcover first edition - New York born author's idiosyncratic look at his adopted homeland - illustrated with double page, black and white photographs by Patrick Prendergast. 198 pp. ISBN: 0-393027600.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (creasing to flap of dj).

    Book ID: 73543
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  • Drotning, Phillip T. (preface by Senator Edward W. Brooke.)
    A GUIDE TO NEGRO HISTORY IN AMERICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - A state-by-state listing of significant sites in African American history. Index. 247 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (prev owner's name and neat 'colonial Williamsburg, Virginia' written on half title page.)

    Book ID: 33225
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  • Drotning, Phillip T. (preface by Senator Edward W. Brooke.)
    A GUIDE TO NEGRO HISTORY IN AMERICA.

    Edition: First edition.

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1968. dj. Hardcover first edition - A state-by-state listing of significant sites in African American history. Preface by Senator Edward W. Brooke. Index. xiv, 247 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, but overall tight and clean in a very good dust jacket (spine label).

    Book ID: 79272
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  • STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY. by Du Chaillu, Paul.
    Du Chaillu, Paul.
    STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY.

    Edition: Illustrated edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, nd (ca 1928) dj. Hardcover - One of five books on Central Africa by this French explorer reissued and rewritten with illustrations by Erick Berry (both full page black and white drawings and many smaller entexte pictures) for younger readers (1216 years indicated on dust jacket.) New introduction by Du Chaillu. Includes accounts of elephant hunting, village life, even cannibals, witch doctors, the barracoons in which slaves were kept before being shipped overseas and much more. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in a quite tattered and edgeworn dust jacket with tape repairs on the interior and general edgewear, but still bright and attractive and now protected by an archival cover..

    Book ID: 43436
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  • Ebersole, Robert.
    BLACK PAGODA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Gainesville: University Of Florida Press, 1957. dj. Hardcover first edition - A study of the Orissan Hindu temples which began in the 8th century and culminated in the Temple of the Sun completed in the 13th century. After seven centuries the ruins of the Black Pagoda still stand in eastern India, and this book contains many photographs of the temple and of details of the sculpture which adorns the entire surface. Large format. Notes, bibliography, 105 pp.

    Condition: Fine in a good only dustjacket (chips to dj, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 46306
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  • THIS COLD HEAVEN: Seven Seasons in Greenland. by Ehrlich, Gretel.
    Ehrlich, Gretel.
    THIS COLD HEAVEN: Seven Seasons in Greenland.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although, as she explains in her preface, she first went to Greenland to 'get above treeline' - something she could not do in the mountains after she was hit by lightening - Ehrlich wound up fascinated by the true heroes and first explorers and settlers of the Arctic - the Inuits - and over the next 7 years, she traveled back there many times, in every season, although she grew to prefer the 'ice and failing sun' of winter. Her inspiration during these trips was the Danish-Inuit explorer Rasmussen, who launched 7 expeditions between 1900-1933. Index. Map endpapers. 377 pp. ISBN: 0-679-442006.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 54827
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  • THIS COLD HEAVEN: Seven Seasons in Greenland. by Ehrlich, Gretel.
    Ehrlich, Gretel.
    THIS COLD HEAVEN: Seven Seasons in Greenland.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pantheon, 2001. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Although, as she explains in her preface, she first went to Greenland to 'get above treeline' - something she could not do in the mountains after she was hit by lightening - Ehrlich wound up fascinated by the true heroes and first explorers and settlers of the Arctic - the Inuits - and over the next 7 years, she traveled back there many times, in every season, although she grew to prefer the 'ice and failing sun' of winter. Her inspiriation during these trips was the Danish-Inuit explorer Rasmussen, who launched 7 expeditions between 1900-1933. Index. Map endpapers. 377 pp. ISBN: 0-679-442006.

    Condition: SIGNED on the title page. Fine in fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 58644
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