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  • TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City. by Wertz, Julia.
    Wertz, Julia.
    TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not just unconventional, this is a unique and very enjoyable book, Named a Notable Book of 2017 by the New York Times, which described it as "A passionate anatomy of the city, a book of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories - mostly of infamous women, like the 19th-century celebrity abortionist Madame Restell, who catered to socialites and built her Fifth Avenue mansion a block away from a Catholic church, supposedly to taunt the faithful....The city rises majestically in these pages. The crowded panels evoke the jostle of urban life. Your eye doesn't know where to settle; there's so much to absorb." Reviewer Roz Chast comments that…

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    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not just unconventional, this is a unique and very enjoyable book, Named a Notable Book of 2017 by the New York Times, which described it as "A passionate anatomy of the city, a book of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories - mostly of infamous women, like the 19th-century celebrity abortionist Madame Restell, who catered to socialites and built her Fifth Avenue mansion a block away from a Catholic church, supposedly to taunt the faithful....The city rises majestically in these pages. The crowded panels evoke the jostle of urban life. Your eye doesn't know where to settle; there's so much to absorb." Reviewer Roz Chast comments that "The meticulously researched histories of the various urban landscapes are fascinating, and Wertz's drawings perfectly capture the visual poetry of the city - the ongoing struggle between past and present, and its unique blend of beauty and ugliness. A must for anyone who loves and appreciates the city, as Wertz so clearly does." Illustrations on every page. Boldly SIGNED on the front endpaper with a self-portrait of the author/illustrator. Includes a list of recommended readings. A large, heavy book, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0316501217.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 81548
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  • TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City. by Wertz, Julia.
    Wertz, Julia.
    TENEMENTS, TOWERS & TRASH: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not just unconventional, this is a unique and very enjoyable book, Named a Notable Book of 2017 by the New York Times, which described it as "A passionate anatomy of the city, a book of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories - mostly of infamous women, like the 19th-century celebrity abortionist Madame Restell, who catered to socialites and built her Fifth Avenue mansion a block away from a Catholic church, supposedly to taunt the faithful....The city rises majestically in these pages. The crowded panels evoke the jostle of urban life. Your eye doesn't know where to settle; there's so much to absorb." Reviewer Roz Chast comments that…

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    New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, (2017). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Not just unconventional, this is a unique and very enjoyable book, Named a Notable Book of 2017 by the New York Times, which described it as "A passionate anatomy of the city, a book of dramatic streetscapes and hidden histories - mostly of infamous women, like the 19th-century celebrity abortionist Madame Restell, who catered to socialites and built her Fifth Avenue mansion a block away from a Catholic church, supposedly to taunt the faithful....The city rises majestically in these pages. The crowded panels evoke the jostle of urban life. Your eye doesn't know where to settle; there's so much to absorb." Reviewer Roz Chast comments that "The meticulously researched histories of the various urban landscapes are fascinating, and Wertz's drawings perfectly capture the visual poetry of the city - the ongoing struggle between past and present, and its unique blend of beauty and ugliness. A must for anyone who loves and appreciates the city, as Wertz so clearly does." Illustrations on every page. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper with a self-portrait of the author/illustrator. Includes a list of recommended readings. A large, heavy book, unpaginated. ISBN: 978-0316501217.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated boards.

    Book ID: 81549
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  • AN AMERICAN TRAVELER: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Sport. by White, Randy Wayne.
    White, Randy Wayne.
    AN AMERICAN TRAVELER: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Sport.

    Edition: First printing.

    Guilford, Connecticut : The Lyons Press, (2003) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays on his adventures in Costa Rica, with Peter Blake and the New Zealand sailing team, crocodile hunting in Australia, diving with the great white sharks in South Africa and much more by the author best known for his Doc Ford mysteries - but who has also been a fishing guide and the author of the "Out There" column for Outside magazine. SIGNED on the title page. xv, 195 pp. ISBN: 1592280331.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68994
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  • Wibberley, Leonard
    VOYAGE BY BUS: Seeing America by Land Yacht

    Edition: Book club edition. (Family bookshelf)

    New York: Morrow, 1971. dj. Hardcover - Novelist and humorist Wibberley sets out with his wife, six children and cat to see the real West: the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Mohave, the redwoods, and more. Map endpapers.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (prev owners' names on half-title page.)

    Book ID: 7390
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  • A CLAIM IN THE HILLS. by Wickenden, James.
    Wickenden, James.
    A CLAIM IN THE HILLS.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    New York: Rinehart, (1957.) dj. Hardcover - Described as "the true adventure story" of a diamond prospector from the West Indies (a friend of the author), who sets out alone to prospect in the remote mountain ranges on the border between Venezuela, Brazil, & British Guiana, where he lives among the Macoushi and Patamona Indians, hunting and fishing with them, participating in their feasts, observing their taboos. Illustrated with drawings by Ralph Thompson. 275 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (chip at lower edge of front cover, wear at sides of top of spine, other edgewear to dj - corner of flap clipped, but price of 3.95 is still present.

    Book ID: 41028
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  • Wikstrom, Karl S. (Signe M. Carlson, editor), Jack Ashcraft, illustrator.
    NORTH OF SKARV ISLAND: A Trading Adventure Between Norwegians and Lapps.

    Edition: First printing.

    Grants Pass, OR: Midgard Press, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - This book, an account of a trading adventure in 1805 between Norwegians from Ranafjord and nomadic Lapps summering with their reindeer on a treeless island off the coast of Norway, is unique in that it is based on both Norwegian and Lapp oral tradition and written by an 'insider' to that oral tradition, who is passing on the stories of his Lapp grandfather. Glossary. 142 pp. ISBN: 0-9615948-02.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 28419
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  • MOTHER TONGUE: An American Life in Italy. by Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis
    Wilde-Menozzi, Wallis
    MOTHER TONGUE: An American Life in Italy.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - An American woman tells of her changed life after moving to Parma, Italy with her husband and daughter. Illustrations and photographs in black and white. Bibliography. x, 374 pp. ISBN: 0-865475016.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good+ dustjacket (gift inscription on front end page, creasing to back of dustjacket).

    Book ID: 54503
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  • DOWN IBERIA'S LONGEST RIVER. by Williams, Earl.
    Williams, Earl.
    DOWN IBERIA'S LONGEST RIVER.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Vantage Press, (1982) dj. Hardcover first edition - A slightly fictionalized account of traveling on a rubber raft down the Tajo River, which flows for more than 1000 kilometers from eastern Spain to Lisbon in Portugal and into the Atlantic. Illustrated with photographs. 109 pp. ISBN: 0-533047625.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (corner of front endpaper clipped)

    Book ID: 73965
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  • DEAD MEN DON'T LEAVE TIPS: Adventures X Africa. by Wilson, Brandon.
    Wilson, Brandon.
    DEAD MEN DON'T LEAVE TIPS: Adventures X Africa.

    Edition: Trade paperback original, not issued in hardcover.

    Paia, HI: Pilgrim's Tales Inc., (2006.). First edition - Adventures of the author and his wife, a young couple who live in Hawaii when not traveling, on a trip from Morocco to the southern tip of Africa, partly as part of a group of "overlanders" (a group trip from hell), and partly on their own, Written with humor but also with a deep respect for both the people and the natural environment of Africa. Photographs. Map. 271 pp. ISBN: 0-9770536-44.

    Condition: Very good - slight spine slant, reading crease to front cover,

    Book ID: 47856
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  • CHINA IN THE MORNING: Impressions of a journey through China and Indo-China. by Wollaston, Nicholas.
    Wollaston, Nicholas.
    CHINA IN THE MORNING: Impressions of a journey through China and Indo-China.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Roy Publishers, (c. 1960) dj. Hardcover first edition - As an independent journalist, Wollaston traveled through Communist China, observing both the rapid progress the country was making and the drastic oppression and lack of freedom, and then he traveled through North and South Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, down the Mekong, and ending his journey at Angkor Wat. An interesting picture of the contrast between China and Southeast Asia in the years immediately preceding the Vietnam War. Illustrated throughout with photographs. Maps. 208 pp.

    Condition: Ex-library with the usual markings, slight spine slant, in a very good unmarked dust jacket.

    Book ID: 68246
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  • ENDURANCE: An Epic of Polar Adventure. by Worsley, F. A.; preface by Patrick O'Brian.
    Worsley, F. A.; preface by Patrick O'Brian.
    ENDURANCE: An Epic of Polar Adventure.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Norton, (1999) dj. Hardcover - An attractive new edition of this classic account of Shackleton's 1914-1916 Antarctic expedition by the commander of the ship, Endurance, and originally published in 1931. Includes a new preface by Patrick O'Brian. Illustrated with photographs. Index. xxvi, 310 pp. ISBN: 0-393046842.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 69324
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  • SHACKLETON'S BOAT JOURNEY by Worsley, Frank Arthur.
    Worsley, Frank Arthur.
    SHACKLETON'S BOAT JOURNEY

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1998). An account of Sir Ernest Shackleton's 1914-16 expedition to the Antarctic by the captain of the H.M.S. Endurance, the ship used by the explorer which became trapped in the ice. Introduction by Sir Edmund Hillary. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-393318648.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 77840
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  • ANNIE LONDONDERRY'S EXTRAORDINARY RIDE: AROUND THE WORLD ON TWO WHEELS by Zheutlin, Peter.
    Zheutlin, Peter.
    ANNIE LONDONDERRY'S EXTRAORDINARY RIDE: AROUND THE WORLD ON TWO WHEELS

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Citadel Press Books, (2007). First edition - An account of Annie Kopchovsky's extraordinary journey around the world in the 1890's on a bicycle. A young wife and mother, she managed for a while to free herself from the Victorian era and to undertake a worldwide adventure. While - as one contemporary newspaper account described it - her trip was more with a bicycle than on one, this is still a fascinating picture of a world on the brink of enormous change. The author, a descendant of Londonderry, researched newspaper accounts extensively and interviewed her granddaughter for this book, Bibliography, notes, 262 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59613
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  • SWITZERLAND: HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE.
    SWITZERLAND: HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE.

    New York: Carlton & Porter. n.d. (ca 1856.). Hardcover - A small slim published by the 'Sunday School Union.' 214 pp plus 10 pp of 'Books for Sunday Schools." Actually a fairly decent history of Switzerland, and an interesting description of the natural beauty and the towns in this country.

    Condition: Very good in embossed green cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. A small volume measuring approx 6 inches tall by 4 inches wide (stamp and name of town on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 55282
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