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  • OFF THE BEATEN PATH: Stories of Place. by [Anthology, signed] Kingsolver, Barbara (introduction), Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman Horak, editors; Barry Lopez and Eric Lustbader, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Kingsolver, Barbara (introduction), Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman Horak, editors; Barry Lopez and Eric Lustbader, signed.
    OFF THE BEATEN PATH: Stories of Place.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: North Point Press, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An original short story anthology for the Nature Conservancy - among the contributors are Howard Norman, Jill McCorkle, Gretel Ehrlich, Lee Smith, Barry Lopez, Annie Proulx, Rick Bass, Julia Alvarez and more. Introduction by Barbara Kingsolver. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Eric Lustbader at "Hush," set in Alaska and Barry Lopez at "Two Dogs at Rowena." 262 pp. ISBN: 0-6547-530x.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 51744
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  • OFF THE BEATEN PATH: Stories of Place. by [Anthology, signed] Kingsolver, Barbara (introduction), Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman Horak, editors; Barry Lopez and Eric Lustbader, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Kingsolver, Barbara (introduction), Joseph Barbato and Lisa Weinerman Horak, editors; Barry Lopez and Eric Lustbader, signed.
    OFF THE BEATEN PATH: Stories of Place.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: North Point Press, 1998. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An original short story anthology for the Nature Conservancy - among the contributors are Howard Norman, Jill McCorkle, Gretel Ehrlich, Lee Smith, Barry Lopez, Annie Proulx, Rick Bass, Julia Alvarez and more. Introduction by Barbara Kingsolver. SIGNED by TWO authors at their stories: Eric Lustbader at "Hush," set in Alaska and Barry Lopez at "Two Dogs at Rowena." 262 pp. ISBN: 0-6547-530x.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (inscription on half title page.)

    Book ID: 47130
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  • POEMS OF HERE AND THERE. by Austin, Grace Jewett.
    Austin, Grace Jewett.
    POEMS OF HERE AND THERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, TX: Story Book Press, (1948.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A slim collection of poety, many telling stories of Texas and the South, others inspired by Austin's wide-ranging travels. The front cover of the dust jacket has a photograph of Austin and her daughter, with a St Bernard dog between them, in Switzerland in 1934, with a reference to one of the poems in this book ("Old Moritz.") Warmly INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1947.

    Condition: Near fine in a fair only dust jacket with many chips and edgewear.

    Book ID: 42741
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  • Bachman, Ben.
    UPSTREAM: a Voyage on the Connecticut River.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. dj. First edition - From the dustjacket flap: 'Traveling by tugboat, canoe, train, a nd on foot, Ben Bachman takes us on a voyage up the Connecticut, from its mouth on Long Island Sound to its headwaters in the wildness of Northern New Hampshire. .. He writes of wildlife and plant life, of the rise and fall of the mills and railroads, of Indians and pioneers, of the Gilded Age on the lower river and dairy farming on the upper.' ix, map, 217 pp. ISBN: 0-395-343895.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear on front cover.)

    Book ID: 30815
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  • PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way. by Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at learning through experience of global culture - from her travels and living in Iran, the Philippines, Tibet, America and more. By the daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, who is herself a well-known anthropologist. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Sources. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168595.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (bookplate on front endpaper)

    Book ID: 76312
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  • PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way. by Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at learning through experience of global culture - from her travels and living in Iran, the Philippines, Tibet, America and more. By the daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, who is herself a well-known anthropologist. INSCRIBED on the half title page. Sources. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168595.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43046
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  • PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way. by Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    Bateson, Mary Catherine.
    PERIPHERAL VISIONS: Learning Along the Way.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at learning through experience of global culture - from her travels and living in Iran, the Philippines, Tibet, America and more. By the daughter of anthropologists Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, who is herself a well-known anthropologist. Sources. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0168595.

    Condition: Very near fine in fine dust jacket (a new, unread copy, but with a remainder line).

    Book ID: 43049
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  • SING A SONG OF JOURNEYS. by Bianco, Pamela; illustrated by Denise Mary.
    Bianco, Pamela; illustrated by Denise Mary.
    SING A SONG OF JOURNEYS.

    Edition: First or early edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1937). Hardcover first edition - Both in verse and fact, the history of travel is celebrated - from the days when long journeys were made on foot, through coach and horse and bicyle to modern ocean liners and airplanes. Color illustrations by Denise Mary. Oblong format. Unpaginated.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated boards - a bit of wear to the ends of the spine covering and corners, but overall tight and clean.

    Book ID: 76445
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  • Brodrick, Alan Houghton.
    MIRAGE OF AFRICA.

    Edition: Reprint. (First US printing.)

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, (1979.) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1953 in the UK. In this book, the author travelled 'southwards from the Mediterranean coast to the sands, the heart of the Sahara, and beyond to the savannas of the Sudan and the fringes of the great forests' - to Niger, Libya and French Equatorial Africa. Illustrated with 33 photographs, mostly of art and architectural ruins. Index. 212 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-837151864.

    Condition: Fine in dark red cloth, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 38397
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  • IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY. by Bryson, Bill.
    Bryson, Bill.
    IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Broadway Books / Random House (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's personal account of traveling in Australia - he reports on the inhabitants, the weather, and the wildlife and the more desolate parts of the country as well as the things that might very well make it the best of all possible nations. Maps, bibliography, 307 pp. ISBN: 0-7679-03854.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60691
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  • SO MANY ENEMIES, SO LITTLE TIME: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places. by Burkett, Elinor.
    Burkett, Elinor.
    SO MANY ENEMIES, SO LITTLE TIME: An American Woman in All the Wrong Places.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2004) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A fascinating account which begins "with her assignment as a Fulbright Professor teaching journalism in Kyrgyzstan, , , , in the heart of Central Asia -- a place of dilapidated apartments, bizarre food and demoralized citizens clinging to the safety of Brother Russia. But when she refuses to join the other expatriates evacuated from the "-stans," it turns into much more. She flies into Afghanistan just as the Taliban are departing, mingles with tense Iraquis watching the gathering storm clouds of an American-led invasion and becomes the target of the resentments of the old comrades of the former Soviet Union." SIGNED on the title page. 321 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-06-0524421.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (small spot on outer edge of textblock)

    Book ID: 66558
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  • COLORADO. by Carhart, Paul.
    Carhart, Paul.
    COLORADO.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Coward-McCann, 1932. Hardcover - An informal tour of the state of Colorado, with various sections focusing on the pioneers, others on the Rocky Mountains and the incredible geography - the peaks, lakes and glaciers, and on Colorado as a land of legends. Illustrated with nine drawings by Paul Bringle. Appendix with a bibliography and miscellaneous facts. Index. xvii, 322 pp.

    Condition: Good overall in orange cloth (some sunning to the spine and part of the front cover, embossed seal of previous owner, but overall a tight and straight copy)

    Book ID: 67631
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  • AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart. by Coburn, Broughton.
    Coburn, Broughton.
    AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday / Anchor, (1995.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In 1974, the author was a Peace Corps worker in Nepal and he was befriended by an elderly widow, Vishnu Maya, called Aama (Mother) by everyone in her tiny village, befriended the author when he was a Peace Corps worker in 1974. In 1988, she came to visit him in the United States, and together they traveled coast-to-coast, a voyage of rediscovery and an exploration of the beliefs and values that lie beneath the surface of America. SIGNED on the title page. Photographs. xii, 299 pp plus a final photograph and a note on the author's previous book. ISBN: 0-385-474180.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 49391
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  • AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart. by Coburn, Broughton.
    Coburn, Broughton.
    AAMA IN AMERICA: A Pilgrimage of the Heart.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday / Anchor, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1974, the author was a Peace Corps worker in Nepal and he was befriended by an elderly widow, Vishnu Maya, called Aama (Mother) by everyone in her tiny village, befriended the author when he was a Peace Corps worker in 1974. In 1988, she came to visit him in the United States, and together they traveled coast-to-coast, a voyage of rediscovery and an exploration of the beliefs and values that lie beneath the surface of America. Photographs. xii, 299 pp plus a final photograph and a note on the author's previous book. ISBN: 0-385-474180.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 45549
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  • SAILING IN A SPOONFUL OF WATER by Coomer, Joe
    Coomer, Joe
    SAILING IN A SPOONFUL OF WATER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Picador, (1997) dj. Hardcover first edition - "A man, a family and a vintage wooden boat" - in 1992, Coomer bought a 60 year old motor sailer and spent the next 4 years learning to master it. 255 pp. ISBN: 0-312-156464.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 63810
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  • LONDON. by Copson, Alan and Allan Stone, photographers. Text by Lucinda Hawksley.
    Copson, Alan and Allan Stone, photographers. Text by Lucinda Hawksley.
    LONDON.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Bath, UK: Paragon Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover - SIGNED on the title page by both photographers - Copson and Stone. Slightly oversized square format, printed on heavy glossy stock, with color photographs on every page. Index. 200 pp. ISBN: 0-752574876.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 74572
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  • GLITTER AND GLUE: A Memoir. by Corrigan, Kelly.
    Corrigan, Kelly.
    GLITTER AND GLUE: A Memoir.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Ballantine, (2014) dj. Hardcover first edition - "When Kelly Corrigan was in high school, her mother neatly summarized the family dynamic as ÒYour fatherÕs the glitter but IÕm the glue.Ó . . . a book about the difference between travel and life experience, stepping out and stepping up, fathers and mothers. But mostly itÕs about who you admire and why, and how that changes over time." 224 pp. ISBN: 978-0345532831.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (slightly slanted spine)

    Book ID: 68946
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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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  • THREE OF THEM. by Douglas, Norman.
    Douglas, Norman.
    THREE OF THEM.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1930. Hardcover first edition - Contains three long pieces - "One Day" (1929) - reflections on Greece; "Nerida" (1901), a story originally published anonymously and "On The Herpetology Of The Grand Duchy Of Baden" (1891). 239 pp plus 4 pp of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good condition in the original blue cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (sunning and toning to the spine,)

    Book ID: 60802
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  • THE WAR IN THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: Mesopotamia. by Egan, Eleanor Franklin.
    Egan, Eleanor Franklin.
    THE WAR IN THE CRADLE OF THE WORLD: Mesopotamia.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this book - focusing on the British Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I - was hailed for its timeliness upon publication in 1918 (before the war ended), it remains just timely and important now. Egan was an American reporter for the Saturday Evening Post and had significant access to the British forces: she was a guest of Commander Maude at the time of his death (from tainted milk.) Although she admired the British military, her descriptions reveal the underlying racism, assumption of superiority and brutality of their occupation - a brutality which led to the 1920 Iraqui uprising and reverberates in events today. For example,…

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    New York: Harper & Brothers, (1918.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Although this book - focusing on the British Expeditionary Force in Iraq during World War I - was hailed for its timeliness upon publication in 1918 (before the war ended), it remains just timely and important now. Egan was an American reporter for the Saturday Evening Post and had significant access to the British forces: she was a guest of Commander Maude at the time of his death (from tainted milk.) Although she admired the British military, her descriptions reveal the underlying racism, assumption of superiority and brutality of their occupation - a brutality which led to the 1920 Iraqui uprising and reverberates in events today. For example, ""Then a flying column marches out and administers what is humorously described as Ôa little injustice.Õ That is, they burn a reed-hut village or two and maybe gather up some plunder on their own account in the form of flocks and herds. "It is a cheerful little game, but it is very rapidly losing its popularity among the Arabs." (p 225.) This is a vividly written book, full of descriptions of the land and people, illustrated with photographs by the author and one still worth reading. 372 pp.

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    Condition: Just about fine in black cloth with gilt lettering (some pages still unopened, synopsis from dust jacket flap tipped onto front pastedown.)

    Book ID: 38718
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  • Farrell, Andrew (transcribed and edited by.)
    JOHN CAMERON'S ODYSSEY.

    Edition: 3rd printing (just 2 months after the first).

    New York: Macmillan, 1928. Hardcover first edition - Based on a holographic manuscript of Cameron, written when he was 72, shortly before his death in Japan, this is the story of his travels from Scotland at age 17, in 1867, to Hawaii and over 3 oceans. Illustrated with a frontispiece and 10 other photographic plates (of an old-time luau, Honolulu harbor, etc.) and many drawings. Notes. 460 pages.

    Condition: Near fine in watered green silk cloth covers, with a black decorative panel on the front cover and gilt lettering on the spine. ( some spotting to the top edge of the textblock.)

    Book ID: 13221
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  • LONG AGO IN FRANCE: The Years in Dijon. by Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy], introduction by Jan Morris
    Fisher, M. F. K. [Mary Frances Kennedy], introduction by Jan Morris
    LONG AGO IN FRANCE: The Years in Dijon.

    Edition: First printing.

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, (1991.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Between 1929 and 1932, Fisher spent the first three years of marriage living in Dijon where she and her husband attended graduate school. In this collection of her writings, she describes the food - and the residents - in loving detail, and recounts what it was like to be an American living in a French provincial town in the years between the wars. Two page map of Dijon circa 1930. Introduction by Jan Morris and an afterword by Fisher. 159 pp. ISBN: 0-13-9295488.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (previous owner's name, price clipped.)

    Book ID: 47295
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  • BURY ME IN AFRICA. by Foxworth, Nilene (Omodele Adeoti).
    Foxworth, Nilene (Omodele Adeoti).
    BURY ME IN AFRICA.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Vantage Press, (1978.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Includes both an account of a trip to Dar Es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, by this Colorado writer and a selection of her protest poems. 55 pp. ISBN: 0-533-031230.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (small chip to back cover of dj, one closed tear.) Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.

    Book ID: 50953
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  • DESPERATE HOURS: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria. by Goldstein, Richard
    Goldstein, Richard
    DESPERATE HOURS: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Definitive history of the maritime disaster caused by the collision of the ocean liner Andrea Doria with the Swedish liner Stockholm in the fog 1956 off the island of Nantucket on the Massachusetts coast. In the eleven hours before the ship sunk, 1700 people were rescued. The ill-fated voyage is recreated using interviews, court documents, memoirs and this book presents technical findings that shed new light on the causes of the disaster. Photographs, sources, index.viii, 294 pp. ISBN: 0-471-38934X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59214
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  • Gordimer, Nadine.
    THE ESSENTIAL GESTURE:Writing, Politics, and Places.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of 23 essays, covering 40 years by this South African writer. Edited and with an introduction by Stephen Clingman. 3560pp. with index and notes. ISBN: 0-394-573978.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (rem line, 1 closed tear.)

    Book ID: 26570
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  • THE ESSENTIAL GESTURE:Writing, Politics, and Places. by Gordimer, Nadine.
    Gordimer, Nadine.
    THE ESSENTIAL GESTURE:Writing, Politics, and Places.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. Hardcover first edition - A selection of 23 essays, covering 40 years by this South African writer. Edited and with an introduction by Stephen Clingman. 3560pp. with index and notes. ISBN: 0-394-573978.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 39864
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  • ICEHOTEL. by Granlund, Par.
    Granlund, Par.
    ICEHOTEL.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lulea, Sweden: JukkasAkademin, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book issued in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of the Icehotel project in the small village of Jukkasjrvi in far northern Sweden - in Swedish Lapland. Each November the hotel is rebuilt with the clear water of the Torne River, never exactly the same, and furnished with original ice art. Illustrated throughout with color photographs by Eivan Carlsson, Peter Grant, Tomas Utsi, Torbjrn Lvgren, and Kenneth Paulsson - pictures which capture just a bit of the beauty and wonder of this structure and its contents. Translated by Mark Wilcox. Oversized square format. 112 pp. ISBN: 9163080672.

    Condition: Fine in black boards with a gray cloth spine, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 54993
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  • LAMBS IN MARCH and Other Essays. by Greene, Anne Bosworth (1878-1961)
    Greene, Anne Bosworth (1878-1961)
    LAMBS IN MARCH and Other Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Century Co, (1928). Hardcover first edition - A collection of ten essays, including an account of her childhood in England in the 1880s, others on animals (one of taking their cat on the train with her daughter). Perhaps most noteworthy are two essays on Yosemite (one on sketching there and the other on Clouds Rest) and another called "Attempting Yellowstone." Ironically, considering the fact that several of these essays are about her life as an artist, this is illustrated with small drawings - decorations - by Katharine E Gray and not Greene herself. 274 pp.

    Condition: Very good overall in sage green cloth with navy blue lettering, gilt bands on front cover (bookplate, corners slightly bumped and frayed)

    Book ID: 61079
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  • COMANCHE MIDNIGHT. by Harrigan, Stephen.
    Harrigan, Stephen.
    COMANCHE MIDNIGHT.

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

    Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, (1995.). First edition - Collects fifteen pieces- "timeless essays that capture vanished worlds and elusive perceptions." In addition to the title essay this includes The Temple of Destiny; The Soul of Treaty Oak; Highway One; Taking Care of Lonesome Dove; Feeling Flush; Selling the Ranch; Swamp Thing; The Roof of Eden; The Man Nobody Knows and more - essays on Texas history, travel and natural history. xiv, 232 pp. ISBN: 0-292-730969.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57652
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  • NATIVE STRANGER: A Black American's Journey into the Heart of Africa. by Harris, Eddy L.
    Harris, Eddy L.
    NATIVE STRANGER: A Black American's Journey into the Heart of Africa.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1992.). First edition - A rather unexpected account of the author's year long journey in search of himself in Africa, the land of his ancestors. 230 pp.

    Condition: Fine in yellow printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 80228
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