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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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  • FROM TRIPOLI TO MARRAKESH. by Elderkin, Kate McK.
    Elderkin, Kate McK.
    FROM TRIPOLI TO MARRAKESH.

    Edition: First edition.

    Springfield, Massachusetts: The Pond-Ekberg Co., 1944. dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Absorbing Story of Travel in Timeless North Africa" - based on a trip of over 3000 miles by the author and her husband, both archeologists. Includes a section of glossy black and white plates with 137 photographs by the author of the historic sites and ruins, mostly from the period of Roman occupation. Bibliography, index. xvi, 303 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in royal blue cloth with gold lettering in a very good dust jacket with some edgewear (slight spine slant, spine of dj mildly sunned).

    Book ID: 78186
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  • THE GUANCHES OF TENERIFE: The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement. (Series II, Vol. XXI). by Espinosa, Friar Alonso de (Translated and edited by Sir Clements Markham.)
    Espinosa, Friar Alonso de (Translated and edited by Sir Clements Markham.)
    THE GUANCHES OF TENERIFE: The Holy Image of Our Lady of Candelaria and the Spanish Conquest and Settlement. (Series II, Vol. XXI).

    Edition: First edition.

    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1907. Hardcover first edition - An account of the Spanish settlement of the Canary Islands in the 15th Century, and the subjugation of the Guanches, the original inhabitants, translated and edited, with notes and an introduction by Sir Clements Markham, President of the Hakluyt Society. Includes a list of the remnants of the Guanche language, an account of the miracles associated with Our Lady of Candelaria by Espinosa as well as a description of Tenerife and a report of the current condition of the image by Ethel Trew. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 3 plates, and 2 color folding maps. Bibliographies, index. xxvi, 221 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in the original blue blindstamped cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the spine, and a small illustration on the front cover. Slight fading to the spine, some age-toning to the endpapers and the half title page. Many pages still unopened.

    Book ID: 49893
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  • THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. by Farrer,Reginald (1880-1920)
    Farrer,Reginald (1880-1920)
    THE RAINBOW BRIDGE.

    Edition: 3rd impression.

    London: Edward Arnold & Co 1926. Hardcover - Published posthumously this is the second of two books, which describes his expedition in 1914 with William Purdom to Qinghai Tibet and the Province of Kansu province of North-west China. Many of the hardy specimens which they brought back can still be found in English gardens today. Illustrated with 16 photographs and a folding map tipped in at the rear of the book. Botanical index. xi, 383 pp.

    Condition: Very good in sky blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover.

    Book ID: 80227
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  • BEHIND GOD'S BACK. by Farson, Negley.
    Farson, Negley.
    BEHIND GOD'S BACK.

    Edition: 3rd printing (just one month after the first)

    London: Victor Gollancz, Ltd., 1940. Hardcover - A coast-to-coast trip across Africa from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanganyika to Duala in the French Cameroons. Photographs. Double page map. 448 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in black cloth (severe toning to the pages, some rubbing to the lettering on the spine, prev owner's name, but still a tight and sturdy copy)

    Book ID: 58822
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  • THROUGH BLACK EYES: Journeys of A Black Artist To East Africa and Russia. by Fax, Elton C.
    Fax, Elton C.
    THROUGH BLACK EYES: Journeys of A Black Artist To East Africa and Russia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of Fax's trips first to African - to Uganda, Northern Sudan, Ethopia, Tanzania - and then to Moscow and the then Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan. "In each of these exotic areas, so different in many respects, he was to find the history of oppression by colonialism, as it had occurred in similar ways among his own people at home. Everywhere he went the artist in Elton Fax recorded with beautiful drawings, even as the text did in words, what he saw with his own discerning eyes to produce a fascinating parts of the world." Illustrated with drawings by the author/artist. Index. x, 203 pp. ISBN: 0-396068421.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (short closed tears to dj, minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 61477
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  • THROUGH BLACK EYES: Journeys of A Black Artist To East Africa and Russia. by Fax, Elton C.
    Fax, Elton C.
    THROUGH BLACK EYES: Journeys of A Black Artist To East Africa and Russia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1974) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of Fax's trips first to African - to Uganda, Northern Sudan, Ethopia, Tanzania - and then to Moscow and the then Soviet Republic of Uzbekistan. "In each of these exotic areas, so different in many respects, he was to find the history of oppression by colonialism, as it had occurred in similar ways among his own people at home. Everywhere he went the artist in Elton Fax recorded with beautiful drawings, even as the text did in words, what he saw with his own discerning eyes to produce a fascinating parts of the world." Illustrated with drawings by the author/artist. Index. x, 203 pp. ISBN: 0-396068421.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (bookplate, sunning to spine of dj, minor edgewear)

    Book ID: 61478
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  • SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World. by Fergus, Charles.
    Fergus, Charles.
    SUMMER AT LITTLE LAVA: A Season at the Edge of the World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux / North Point, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of a season spent by the author, his wife and young son, at a remote farm in Iceland - without electricity, running water or other modern conveniences - "Little Lava is a farm on the west coast of Icland. No roads lead to it; the way lies across a lagoon flooded twice a day by the tide. A lava field borders the farm. From the house, views give onto mountains, volcanoes, rugged coast, and the pure Icelandic sky".Map frontispiece, note on Icelandic. .289 pp. ISBN: 0-374525528.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 64832
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  • OBSERVATIONS ON PROFESSIONS, LITERATURE, MANNERS, AND EMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, made during a residence there in 1832. by Fidler, Rev. Isaac
    Fidler, Rev. Isaac
    OBSERVATIONS ON PROFESSIONS, LITERATURE, MANNERS, AND EMIGRATION IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA, made during a residence there in 1832.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - A reprint of this work originally published in London in 1833. The author's had a rather negative but narrow view of American society based on his travels in and around New Jersey, New York, and New England, and a positive experience in Canada. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 433 pp. ISBN: 0-405-054521.

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

    Book ID: 57384
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  • MIND OVER MATTER, the Epic Crossing of the Antarctic Continent. by Fiennes, Ranulph.
    Fiennes, Ranulph.
    MIND OVER MATTER, the Epic Crossing of the Antarctic Continent.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Delacorte, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the terrible toll taken by this feat - the first unsupported trek across Antarctica and the longest unsupported polar crossing ever -1350 miles with one companion across the continent. Maps and diagrams, photographs, glossary, bibliography, index. vii, 322 pp. ISBN: 0-385312164.

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

    Book ID: 63469
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  • THE BOY GLOBETROTTERS FROM TOKIO TO BOMBAY, #3. by Fisher, Elbert.
    Fisher, Elbert.
    THE BOY GLOBETROTTERS FROM TOKIO TO BOMBAY, #3.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, (c 1915). Hardcover - The third book in this series about two boys who make their way around the world, working as they go. Illustrated throughout with small drawings by the author. 244 pp plus 15 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Fair condition only in red cloth with black lettering and illustration (wear to the covers, rear hinge cracking, offsetting to endpapers, etc)

    Book ID: 64366
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  • THE CRITIC IN THE OCCIDENT. by Fitch, George Hamlin.
    Fitch, George Hamlin.
    THE CRITIC IN THE OCCIDENT.

    Edition: First edition.

    San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, Publishers, (1913.). Hardcover first edition - Contains the author's impressions of the last half of a seven months around the world tour - including Greece, Italy, France, London and New York, complete with tips for tourists and more. . Illustrated with frontispiece and 73 photogravures, many tipped in. . , uncut (corner of front fly chipped). Very good. Printed by Tomoye Press.

    Condition: Very near fine in original brown cloth with black and gilt lettering and small decoration (very light soiling to the covers, but an apparently unread copy with some pages still unopened.)

    Book ID: 52652
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  • IAN FLEMING INTRODUCES JAMAICA. by Fleming, Ian; Cargill, Morris, editor.
    Fleming, Ian; Cargill, Morris, editor.
    IAN FLEMING INTRODUCES JAMAICA.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Hawthorn Books, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Anthology of articles about Jamaica - 'history, its people, its politics, its religions and dialects, its natural history, its brids, its painters and writers, its archives, its stamps, and the delights of skin-diving it its waters and eating its food (including some recipes) - told from the Jamaican point of view, with preface & introduction by Ian Fleming, who spent part of every year at Goldeneye, his Jamaican house in which he wrote all the James Bond books. Illustrated with color photographs. appendices, bibliography. 240 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (light toning to the pages,several small chips to upper edge of dj, closed tear with associated creasing to bottom edge.)

    Book ID: 54477
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  • RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LAST TEN YEARS IN THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI. by Flint, Timothy; George R. Brooks, editor.
    Flint, Timothy; George R. Brooks, editor.
    RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LAST TEN YEARS IN THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI.

    Edition: First thus.

    Carbondale, Illinois: Southern Illinois University Press, (1968). Hardcover first edition - New edition of this classic work on the Mississippi Valley frontier, originally published in 1826, and consisting of a series of letters to his brother, the Rev James Flint of Salem, Massachusetts. Edited and with an Introduction by George R. Brooks, Foreward by John Francis McDermott. Extensive notes, bibliography, index. xxiv, 343 pp. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (some rubbing and wear to the dj)

    Book ID: 74617
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  • THE PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO MEXICO. by Franz, Carl.
    Franz, Carl.
    THE PEOPLE'S GUIDE TO MEXICO.

    Edition: Fifth edition

    Santa Fe, NM: John Muir Publications. (1983.). A good example of this often reprinted classic counterculture travel guide. Note to this edition mentions that this edition is greatly expanded - almost twice the size, and with more pictures - and also comments on the rapid changes taking place in Mexico. Illustrated. 579 pp plus Index. ISBN: 0-91252815x.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (full color cover now)

    Book ID: 40968
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2003. by Frazier, Ian, editor.
    Frazier, Ian, editor.
    THE BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING 2003.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2003. dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes a foreword by Jason Wilson, series editor, and an introduction by Frazier. Collects 24 of the best essays from both commercial and literary publications in 2002. Includes contributions from Lawrence Millman, Steven Rinella, Jacob Silverstein, Peter Canby, Rebecca Barry, Geoff Dyer, Lisa Anne Auerbach, Tom Bissell, William T. Vollmann and others. Notes on contributors. xxii, 358 pp. ISBN: 0-618118810.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76745
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  • Frome, Michael.
    STRANGERS IN HIGH PLACES: Story of the Great Smoky Mountains.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, (1966.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The history of the Smoky Mountains -including that of the "first half billion years" and of the modern era - the creation of the park, the influence of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the Rockefellers, hiking, moonshiners and bootleggers, Appalachian ballads and the Appalachian trail. Very warmly and personally INSCRIBED by the author on the half title page (to a Pan Am pilot - one who joined Pan Am in 1930! - with a reference to logging "more than a few hours in the high places over the world" and dated in 1969. Maps by Stephen Kraft. Contains a camping and hiking appendix, bibliography and notes, index. 394 pp. Full color wildflower photographs on the endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket. (some edgewear and creasing to the dj.)

    Book ID: 34872
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  • Fuller, Halsey Oakley.
    HALSEY IN THE WEST INDIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, 1928. dj. Hardcover first edition - Rather uncommon book describing the fourteen year-old author's adventures during seven months spent in the Virgin Islands of the West Indies, He kept a diary of his experiences during "the most exciting winter of his life" and here he retells them in 'a straightforward boy-to-boy fashion for all boys to enjoy.' Includes accounts of shark fishing, tarantula hunting, an encounter with Voodoo worship, horse races, his comments on racial issues, West Indian food, and more. Illustrated with a frontispiece of the author, other photographs and sketches by a twelve-year old artist, Arthur Lindborg. Foreword by Kennett Harris. 180 pp plus 4 pp of selections from Putnam's catalogue featuring 'boys books by boys.' Illustrated endpapers.

    Condition: Near fine in magenta cloth with black lettering in a partial dust jacket (only the front cover and front flap remains.)

    Book ID: 37984
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  • Gardner, Brian
    THE AFRICAN DREAM.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1970.) dj. Hardcover first edition - 'From Cape to Cairo the Epic Adventure of the Conquest of Africa.' Photographs, bibliography, index. 314 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with markings and significant reading wear, but in a very good dj.

    Book ID: 31667
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  • Gibbings, Robert
    TRUMPETS FROM MONTPARNASSE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1955. Hardcover first edition - A lovely travel book ranging from the Bay of Biscay to Venice, Positano and Paris - illustrated with 8 plates in full color and 40 wood engravings by the author.

    Condition: VG+/VG (bookplate on front pastedown, corner slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 8946
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  • Gibbings, Robert
    TRUMPETS FROM MONTPARNASSE

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1955. Hardcover first edition - A lovely travel book ranging from the Bay of Biscay to Venice, Positano and Paris - illustrated with 8 plates in full color and 40 wood engravings by the author.

    Condition: NF/VG+.

    Book ID: 8426
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  • DEMON RIVER APURIMAC: The First Navigation of the Upper Amazon Canyons. by Giddings, J Calvin.
    Giddings, J Calvin.
    DEMON RIVER APURIMAC: The First Navigation of the Upper Amazon Canyons.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, (1996.). First edition - An account of the expeditions of 1974 and 1975 on this 4000 mile long river, the source of the Amazon from high in the Andes of Southern Peru, and a river which has one of the most spectacular descents of any river in the world. Illustrated with both black and white and full color photographs. Maps. x, 290 pp. ISBN: 0-874805252.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 55424
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  • BY THE IONIAN SEA: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy. by Gissing, George.
    Gissing, George.
    BY THE IONIAN SEA: Notes of a Ramble in Southern Italy.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1901. Hardcover first edition - With Eight Illustrations in Colour By Leo De Littrow and Others in Black and White. Tissue guards in front of each plate (one plate has an extra tissue guard.) Gissing's only book totally devoted to travels In the original white cloth with gilt lettering, top edge gilt, somewhat oversized format. 168 pp.

    Condition: Fair condition only (soiling to white covers, darkening to the spine, rather significant foxing especially to the endpapers and the beginning and end of the book, two plates are detached but still present along with their tissue guards.) Gift inscription dated in 1905. Despite the flaws, this is still quite readable and rather uncommon in the first edition.

    Book ID: 60859
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  • THE VOYAGE OF THE DAYSPRING: Being the Journal of the late Sir John Hawley Glover, R.N., G.C.M.G., together with some account of the Expedition up the Niger River in 1857. by [Glover, Sir John Hawley, 1829-1885.] Hastings, A. C. G.
    [Glover, Sir John Hawley, 1829-1885.] Hastings, A. C. G.
    THE VOYAGE OF THE DAYSPRING: Being the Journal of the late Sir John Hawley Glover, R.N., G.C.M.G., together with some account of the Expedition up the Niger River in 1857.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: John Lane The Bodley Head, Ltd, (1926.). Hardcover first edition - Journal kept by Glover, the future Governor of Lagos (Nigeria,) when he was a young Lieutenant with the Baikie Expedition in 1857, interspersed with commentary by Hastings. In her introduction, his wife, Lady Glover, emphasizes the love that her husband had for Africa and Nigeria, which continued long after his 14 years of service there, mostly as governor. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 21 photographs on glossy inserted plates. Index. xii, 230 pp plus two pages of publisher's advertisements.

    Condition: Very good in original blue-green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. (some foxing to outer edges of textblock, minor wear to ends of spine).

    Book ID: 38336
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  • A HOLE IN THE WIND: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across the United States. by Goodrich, David.
    Goodrich, David.
    A HOLE IN THE WIND: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across the United States.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Pegasus Books, (2017). Hardcover first edition - "An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that explores the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices." After a career in climate science, Goodrich returned to the United States to find a nation in denial, and so, to "do something," he decided to ride his bike 4,200 miles from Delaware to Oregon, talking with the people he met. Illustrated with maps and color photographs. xv, 249 pp. ISBN: 978-1681774312.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80102
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  • TWO VAGABONDS IN THE BALKANS. by Gordon, Jan and Cora.
    Gordon, Jan and Cora.
    TWO VAGABONDS IN THE BALKANS.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Robert M. McBride and Company, 1925. With Illustrations in Colour and Black and White by the Authors - a color Frontis and eleven full page color plates plus many smaller en-texte drawings. 236 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in red buckram with gilt lettering.and small decorations on front cover (some foxing to edges of textblock)

    Book ID: 72241
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  • HOPE. by Graham, R. Cunninghame.
    Graham, R. Cunninghame.
    HOPE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Duckworth & Co., 1910. dj. Hardcover first edition - A volume of sketches, some very brief, many based on events and episodes in his travels in Europe and Latin America. Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. 238 pages, plus 6 pages of advertisements.

    Condition: Very good overall in a fair only example of the very scarce dustjacket (dj is split along the side of the spine and missing approximately a 2 inch piece from the middle of the dj spine - plus some loss at both ends of the spine. )

    Book ID: 16910
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  • WITH POOR IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA. by Graham, Steven.
    Graham, Steven.
    WITH POOR IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICA.

    Edition: Facsimile Reprint.

    New York: Arno Press, 1974. Hardcover - Originally published in 1914. Illustrated with 58 photographs by the author. The experiences of immigrants from Ireland, Scandanavia, Lithuania, Russia and more. A title in the Foreign Travelers in America, 1810-1935 series. 306 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: 57393
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  • Grass, James and Bowers, Carla.
    WATERFALLS USA: A Hiking Guide and Travel Planner.

    Edition: First edition.

    Bloomington, IN: JRG, Inc. 1999. SIGNED first edition - A large format book (measuring 11 inches by 8 1/2), spiral-bound for easy reference with stiff glossy covers. A guide to over 600 waterfalls in the lower 48 states of the US, with directions to each, and many photographs taken by the authors. The emphasis has been on lesser-known falls, most of which are easily accessible by a day hike or less. Included are such features as topographical map references and the best time of year to view the falls. 372 pages. ISBN: 0-9672871-03.

    Condition: A new copy, at a discounted price, SIGNED by J G and Carla Bowers opposite the title page.

    Book ID: 57210
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