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Across Asia on a Bicycle The Journey of Two American Students from Constantinople to Peking

By Allen, Thomas Gaskell, Jr., and William Lewis Sachtleben

New York: The Century Co.. Very Good. A few extremity rubs. Endpaper split along lower hinge, but . expertly repaired with Japanese tissue. Old prior owner name in pencil on . front pastedown.. 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo. xiv, 234 pages. Allen and Sachtleben graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1890 and immediately set sail for Liverpool. There began this amazing bicycle journey of some 15,044 miles which they completed in just under 3 years. Nice copy of this uncommon first edition. Bound in green cloth over boards with gilt stamped upper board, top edges gilt. .


Scouting and Youth Movements

By Baden-Powell, Robert (1857-1941)

New York: Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smith. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. Jacket has a few shallow chips at . extremities.. (1931). First American Edition. Hardcover. Duodecimo. 109 pages. Rare book by the Father of the Boy Scouts, reviewing the positive roles played by such organizations in fostering healthy, happy, and helpful citizens of nations and the world. Bound in black cloth over boards with decorated endpapers. .


On Polar Trails: The Peary Expedition to the North Pole, 1908-09

By Goodsell, John W. (Revised and Edited by Donald W. Whisenhunt)

Austin: Eakin Press; (1983), First printing. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Octavo, Hardcover; Illustration: B&w photographs, maps. »»» Previously unpublished manuscript by the Pennsylvania surgeon on Peary's 1908 expedition. Goodsell was an eager young admirer of Peary, but became somewhat disenchanted with the events of the expedition and the aftermath, feeling that members had been cheated out of recognition they deserved.


Valiant Vagabonds

By Finger, Charles J

New York: D. Appleton-Century; 1936, First printing. Good; No dust jacket. Octavo, Full cloth; »»» A book of unsung heroes and adventurers of history. "A rich portrait gallery" in vivid prose. Red cloth with gilt embossed lettering on front board and spine. Minor rubs to fore corners and spine ends, 3/8" vertical tear to cloth at top of front joint. Top edge of text block dusty. Prior owner stamp on front free endpaper. Front flap of jacket was taped to front free endpaper and there is tape residue, though the tape has come up. Flap is laid in. Prior owner was a book reviewer, and marked the text. His marks consist of a small dot at the beginnings of paragraphs as well as a check mark at chapter headings. Occasional light foxing inside.


Chagford: a guide to the town and neighbourhood

By [British Guides]

Ashburton: Henry Bradford & Son; c.1970, Very Good. 16mo, Wrappers; Illustration: b&w photographs, maps, illus. »»» Contains historical information, sites, entertainments, hints to motorists, and other information about this Devonshire town. Decorated blue covers and stapled binding. Light foxing to some interior pages. Several advertisements for local businesses.



By Troll, Thaddäus (text) and Siegried Himmer (photographs)

Stuttgart: Belser Verlag; 1976, Very good in a good dust jacket; Jacket in Mylar protector. Folio, Hardcover; Illustration: Color photographs. »»» Photographs of the Swabian metropolis and its people, from its idyllic beginnings to modern times. Text is in German, with translations into English and French. Yellow textured paper over boards with black spine lettering. Prior owner bookplate partially removed from front pastedown. Small bumps at lower fore corners of boards. Jacket has a few laminate bubbles and some minor edge wrinkles. Sound copy.