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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

By Douglas Preston

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017. BY4 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. 9.5"x6.5", 326 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location. Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy. In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this raw, treacherous, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, quickmud, disease-carrying insects, jaguars, and deadly snakes. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease. Suspenseful and shocking, filled with colorful history, hair-raising adventure, and dramatic twists of fortune, THE LOST CITY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.99

A Personal Country
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A Personal Country

By A.C. Greene

College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 1979. BH3 - A revised edition 3rd printing hardcover book SIGNED by author on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book has previous owner's info stamped on the front free endpaper, dust jacket and book have some light discoloration and shelf wear. Illustrated by Ancel Nunn, Foreword by Larry L. King. 8.75"X6", 328 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Revised Edition 3rd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Land!: Irish Pioneers in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas
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Land!: Irish Pioneers in Mexican and Revolutionary Texas

By Graham Davis

College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2002. BV1 - A hardcover book with dust jacket in as new condition that is still in shrinkwrap. Centennial Series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A&M University. 9.5"x6.5", 320 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. The only successful European impresarios in mid-nineteenth century Mexican Texas - men authorized to bring immigrants to settle the vast spaces of Mexico's northern territories - were Irish. On their land grants, Irish settlers founded Refugio and San Patricio and went on to take active roles in the economic and political development of Texas. It required a hardy spirit and strong ambition to weather the perils that accompanied these opportunities - the long journey, shipwrecks, hostile Indians, injury and disease - and Irish pioneers proved fit for the task. They were not seeking relief from famine or English oppression in their own country. These were vigorous, strong-willed people who possessed the monetary means to remove themselves from their insular surroundings. What they were seeking, and what they obtained, was land. Graham Davis tells this Irish-Texan story of the search for land by recounting the experiences of the original empresarios John McMullen, James McGloin, James Power, and James Hewetson, and he finishes the book with an impressive description of the ranching empire of Power's nephew, Thomas O'Connor. In between, he examines the marriages, commercial contacts, political alliances, and language ties that "Mexicanized" these successful entrepreneurs. Living in the heart of the war zone, some of the Irish settlers fought for independence while others remained loyal to the Mexican government that had made them citizens and given them land. Davis offers a vivid picture of the hardships of pioneer life and the building of communities, churches, and schools. He describes how Irish ranchers had the opportunity to thrive after the annexation of Texas and emphasizes their willing acceptance of Mexican ranching methods. He makes a convincing case that the Irish came to Texas not as victims but as entrepreneurs and opportunists in search of land.. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

The Walk
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The Walk

By William deBuys

San Antonio, Texas: Trinity University Press, 2007. BV1 - A first printing hardcover book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has tiny open tear on the back left side bottom, some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners and light shelf wear. From Pulitzer Prize finalist William deBuys comes an uncommonly beautiful book - a testament to a particular place and to the horses that inhabit it, all of which help him rediscover hope after the end of a long marriage and the death a friend. In The Walk deBuys manages by some invisible means to wrest beauty and depth from his place on the land and deliver it wholeheartedly to the page and to the reader. 8.5"x6", 155 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.95

Spanning the Atlantic
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Spanning the Atlantic

By F. Lawrence Babcock

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1931. AO4 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book in good condition that has some fading, stains and chipping on the spine, some bumped corners and cover edgewear with fading, some scratches on the back, scattered chipping on the page edges, long tear and britten on the front free endpaper hinge with open tear on the bottom, darkened endpapers, scattered light foxing, tanning and light shelf wear with no dust jacket. 9"x6", 227 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Beginner to Overlander
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Beginner to Overlander

By Andrew Pain

721 Publishing, 2017. AO3 - A hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in very good condition that has some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. More than 25 years of travel across two continents. More than 5 years presenting and answering questions about the how's of long term overland travel. All this has gone into one book, intended to answer the questions people discover when they decide it's time to get onto the road and start seeing the world. No single book can address every thing faced by every traveler, but Beginner to Overlander comes from the author's own experiences speaking at dozens of events and to hundreds of people wondering how to get into longterm travel. The questions they've asked in his sessions have be complied over time into this book, with a focus of getting you traveling, instead of constantly planning and preparing and modifying and never quite getting away from home. 9.25"x6.25", 262 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.00

Stupid Peter and Other Tales
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Stupid Peter and Other Tales

By Helen Kronberg Olson

New York: Random House, 1970. AO1 - A hardcover book in very good condition in fair dust jacket. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, and some small tears on the edges and corners, scattered stains, foxing, and scuffing, tanning, and shelf wear. Book has some bumped corners, scattered foxing on the page edges and endpapers, a few scattered light wrinkling, light tanning and shelf wear. Illustrated by Jack and Irene Delano. 9.5"x6.75". Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Bud & Me: A True Story of the Rides of the Abernathy Boys
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Bud & Me: A True Story of the Rides of the Abernathy Boys

By Alta Abernathy

Stillwater, Oklahoma: New Forums Press, Inc., 1992. CA3 - A hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping, crease, and few tiny tears on the edges and corners, some scattered scratches and rubbing, light tanning and shelf wear. Book has some cover edgewear, light discoloration and shelf wear. The Oklahoma Legacies Series. Bud & Me: A True Story of the Rides of the Abernathy Boys by Alta Abernathy, As Related to Her by Temple Abernathy, Edited by Judith MacBain Altar. Here is the story of the unusual treks Bud and Temple made. Alta Abernathy shares these adventures of her husband in hopes the excitement discovered by the Abernathy family will contribute to the joy of another generation. 8.75"x5.75", 140 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Louis Van "Bud" Abernathy and Temple Reeves "Temp" Abernathy were children from Oklahoma who, without adult supervision, took several cross-country trips. On one trip they rode on horseback from Oklahoma to Manhattan in 1910 when they were 10 and 6 years old. Louis (sometimes styled Louie) Abernathy was born in Texas in 1899 and Temple Abernathy was born in 1904 in Tipton, Oklahoma. Their father was cowboy and U.S. Marshal Jack Abernathy. In 1909 the boys rode by horseback from Frederick, Oklahoma, to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and back. Louis was nine, and Temple was five. When the boys completed their Santa Fe journey, they began planning a cross-country horseback ride to New York City, again by themselves, to meet Theodore Roosevelt when he returned from his trip to Africa and Europe. They made that trip in 1910. They were greeted as celebrities, and rode their horses in a ticker-tape parade just behind the car carrying Roosevelt. While in New York, the boys purchased a small Brush Motor Car, which they drove, again by themselves, back to Oklahoma, shipping their horses home by train. In 1911, they accepted a challenge to ride horseback from New York to San Francisco in 60 days or less. They agreed not to eat or sleep indoors at any point of the journey. They would collect a $10,000 prize if they succeeded. After a long trip, they arrived in San Francisco in 62 days, thereby losing the prize but setting a record for the time elapsed for the trip. In 1913, the boys purchased an Indian motorcycle, and with their stepbrother, Anton, journeyed by motorcycle from Oklahoma to New York City. This was their last documented adventure. Louis later graduated from the University of Oklahoma Law School and became a lawyer in Wichita Falls, Texas. Louis died in Austin, Texas in 1979. Temple worked in the oil and gas business. Temple Abernathy died in Teague, Texas in 1986. Although they were noted celebrities at the time of their travels, they have almost disappeared from history. Frederick, Oklahoma, celebrates their Santa Fe ride each year and has erected a statue of the boys and has dedicated part of the Chamber of Commerce website to promoting the boys' memory. Mass media had extensive coverage of the boys at the time of their travels. They were the subjects of the 1910 film Abernathy Kids to the Rescue. Temple Abernathy's widow, Alta Abernathy, wrote Bud and Me, a book about their adventures. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$899.99

Grains of Golden Sand: Adventures in War-torn Africa
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Grains of Golden Sand: Adventures in War-torn Africa

By Delfi Messinger

Honolulu, Hawaii: The Fine Print Press, 2007. A6 - A hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the front free endpaper in good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling and chipping on the edges, some patches scuffed/dent on the front left side, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book cocked, some bumped corners, some notes written and highlighting on the dedication page, scattered highlighting on some inside pages, light discoloraiton and shelf wear. Grab a ticket for the adventure of an American woman who protected rare apes by painting AIDS ("SIDA" in French) in blood on a wall to keep rampaging looters at bay. A San Diego Zoo article about her work was titled COURAGE, but it took more than courage to find a permanent home for the bonobos. 9.5"x6.5", 391 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$21.95

Through Glacier Park: Seeing America First with Howard Eaton
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Through Glacier Park: Seeing America First with Howard Eaton

By Mary Roberts Rinehart

New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1916. B2 - A hardcover book in good condition in poor dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket worn, torn and discolored. Book bowed, some wear and tear on the cover edges, some sides and corners, some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, darkened endpapers, light tanning and shelf wear. The Log of a Trip with Howard Eaton. 7.5"x5.25", 91 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. . Hard Cover. Good/Poor. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$29.99

Boulder: Heart & Soul, People & Place
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Boulder: Heart & Soul, People & Place

By Castellino, Robert L. (Story & Photography by)

Boulder, Colorado: Whispering River, LLC, 1999. AK1 - A 2nd printing hardcover book SIGNED by author on the second page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping and crease with a few tiny tear on the edges, dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Foreword by Josie Heath & Will Toor. 10.25"x10.5", 112 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.99

Historic Hotels of Texas: A Traveler's Guide
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Historic Hotels of Texas: A Traveler's Guide

By Liz Carmack

College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2007. B3 - A first edition (stated) paperback (flexbound) book SIGNED by author on the title page in very good condition that has label on the front, some scattered scratches, patch rubbed on page 63, light discoloration and shelf wear. TxAM Travel Guides. Historic Hotels of Texas is indispensable for travelers interested in both a good night's sleep and the culture and history of the great state of Texas. 8.75"x6", 251 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$23.00

Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan
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Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan

By Ann Jones

New York: Metropolitan Books, 2006. CJ6 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners and dents, light discoloration and shelf wear. A shattering ground-level view of real life in Afgahnistan after the Taliban. 8.5"x5.75", 321 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

By Cheryl Strayed

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012. AB6 - A 10th printing hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping, and crease on the edges, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book has remainder mark on the bottom, some bumped corners and cover edgewear, water soiled patch on 1/3 of the pages (last pages) and lightly on some before that, light tanning and shelf wear. Told with great suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild vividly captures the terrors and pleasures of one yound woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her. 9.5"x6.5", 315 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. 10th Printing. Hard Cover. Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Remainder.

$15.00

Libro de Viajes / Bidaien Liburua
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Libro de Viajes / Bidaien Liburua

By Benjamin de Tuleda / Benjamin Tuterakoa

Gobierno de Navarra, 1994. BO4 - A paperback book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, lighlty cocked, some scattered wrinkling, crease, scratches, and few light stains, light discoloration and shelf wear. Libro de Viajes / Bidaien Liburua / (Travel Book in Hebrew characters). Argitarapen hirueleduna: euskara, gaztelania, hebraiera / Edicion trilingue: vasco, castellano, hebreo. Text in Spanish, Basque, and Hebrew. 9.5"x6.75", 337 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$99.99

Rio Grande
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Rio Grande

By Edited and with a Text by Jan Reid

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2004. CK1 - A first edition (stated) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by author to previous owner on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has some wrinkling, chipping, and crease on the edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book lightly bowed, some bumped corners, some rubbing on the front free endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear. Rio Grande explores the ecology, history, culture, and politicization of the river. 10.25"x7.5", 337 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall.

$29.00

Seven Weeks in the Orient: By An American Girl
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Seven Weeks in the Orient: By An American Girl

By M. Leola Crawford

Chicago: Howard D. Berrett, 1914. BS6 - A hardcover book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, wrinkling and crease, some patches chipped with tears on the cover a few scattered light foxing and stains, tanning, and light shelf wear with no dust jacket. With sixty-eight illustrations. 8.25"x6.25", 234 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$30.00

Sojourn In Lilliput: My Seven Years in Japan
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Sojourn In Lilliput: My Seven Years in Japan

By Otis, Clara Paine

New York: Carlton Press, Inc., 1962. BS6 - A hardcover book SIGNED by author on the front free endpaper in very good condition in fair dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping, crease, tears and open tears on the edges and corners, some scattered scratches, stains, and rubbing, tanning and shelf wear. Book has some bumpd cornes and cover edgewear, some scattered chipping, foxing and light stains, previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, light tanning and shelf wear. Sojourn In Lilliput: My Seven Years in Japan is a rich, personal record which helps to bridge the chasm between East and West and which brings the reader face to face with an exotic people emerging from the catastrophe of war. 8.25"x5.75", 240 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$29.00

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

By Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child

New York: Grand Central Publishing, 2017. BV5 - A first edition (stated with complete numberline) hardcover book in very good condition in very good dust jackett that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. 9.5"x6.5", 326 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

The Catskill Mountains
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The Catskill Mountains

By Ulster And Delaware Railroad

Ulster And Delaware Railroad, 1915. CY2 - A re-issued paperback book in good condition that has some bumped corners, some tears and cracks on the spine, some scattered foxing, wrinkling, chipping, and crease (mostly on the cover and page edges), tanning, and shelf wear. Folded map after the cover intact and still adhered on the hinge. The Catskill Mountains, the most picturesque mountain region on the globe reached by the Ulster & Delarware Railroad. 9"x6", 125 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Paperback. Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$245.00

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