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Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water, and Air

By Butler, Frank Hedges

T Fisher Unwin Ltd., London, 1920. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 421 pages (complete). A comfortable copy. The boards have wear, scuffing, marks from handling and shelving. The spine has been faded. The boards are steady and sure. The contents are pleasing. They are amiable, certain, clean and clear, vigorous, confident, contented, convivial. fk

$28.00

In Jutland With a Cycle
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In Jutland With a Cycle

By Edwardes, Charles

Chapman & Hall, Ld., London, 1897. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 291 pages (complete). A passive copy of this cheerful book about Edwardes' cycle journey through Jutland at a time when such activities were rare. The mulberry coloured boards have wear, marks, scuffing, stains all about. The gilt titling is dulled. The spine is much rubbed, burnished, worn to head and foot. It is fit and sure. The boards are steady and sound. Gilt to the upper trims (benignly agleam). Paper edges to the side and foot are untrimmed. The contents are mild-mannered. The end papers are tanned and crisped. The last pages have annotations (neat, in pencil). The contents have very occasional, small handling and age marks. Pleasingly the pages are assured, clean, clear, confident, companionable, certain. fk

$190.00

Round the World in a Baby Austin
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Round the World in a Baby Austin

By Macquarrie, Hector

Hodder & Stoughton Limited, London, 1933. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 384 pages (complete). A carefully owned copy. The dustjacket has a clear plastic protective cover. The dj itself has slight wear, age-marks. The spine has shelving wear and sunning. It is secure and comfortable. The boards are pleasingly benign and convivial. They have shelving wear about the edges, some light scuffing. They are steady and sure. The frontispage has some very light insect wear to the top corner. Otherwise, the contents are most pleasing. The half-title page has a previous owner signature; the back pastedown has the same owner's ex-libris plate. The pages are deliciously clean and clear - especially taking the book's age into account. They are healthy, confident, companionable. fk

$100.00

From a Paris Garret
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From a Paris Garret

By Gallienne, Richard le

The Richards Press Ltd., London, 1944. Reprint19mr. Hardcover. Fair/No Jacket. Barday. 294 pages (complete). A much owned copy. The boards are shabby with wear, scuffing, storage marks. They are however, steady and sure. The contents are benign. The early and later pages have some foxing. Otherwise, the contents are comfortable, clean, clear, agreeably calm. fk

$4.00

Landscape Annual 1834 : The Tourist in France
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Landscape Annual 1834 : The Tourist in France

By Roscoe, Thomas

Jennings and Chaplin, London, 1834. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Harding, J D. 280 pages (complete). A contented copy. The front pastedown has an ex-libris plate for George W Agnew (with crest), the MP and art-dealer. The first free page has an ex-libris plate for Edna and Frank Bradlow (the Africana collectors and specialists). Full leather. The boards are scuffed and worn about the edges and seams from use and shelving. They are steady and sure. Gilt papertrims. The contents are most pleasing. The early pages have handling and storage marks, some fading and foxing. However, from the title page onwards the pages are benign, serene, clean, clear, confident, benevolent, certain. fk

$35.00

The Baby Boat
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The Baby Boat

By Cross, Karen

The Author, 2001. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed. 326 pages (complete). Signed by Karen Cross (as 'Karen') on the frontispage. A very smart copy. The covers are fresh, healthy, attractive. The contents are in excellent condition. They are very clean, very clear, most convivial, very cheerful, most companionable - as if new throughout! fk

$48.00

Sol y Sombra (Spaanse Sketse)
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Sol y Sombra (Spaanse Sketse)

By Krige, Uys

J L van Schaik, Beperk., Pretoria, 1955. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Poor. Krige, Francois. 191 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A comfortable copy. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, tanning, handling marks. It is intact, sure. The earth coloured boards are benign. The corners and edges have shelving wear. They are healthy and contented. Within, the frontis and end papers have residue marks from scotch-tape. Otherwise, the contents are agreeable. They are mellow, clean, clear, convivial, companionable. fk

$95.00

A Winter in Arabia
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A Winter in Arabia

By Stark, Freya

John Murray, London, 1940. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 328 pages (complete). A gently aging, but rigorously compelling book. This is Stark's account (she had written two earlier volumes of account) of her most extraordinary journey to and through the Hadhramaut in Southern Arabia in 1935. The dustjacket is much worn, torn, scuffed, marked by storage and handling, all about. It is intact and secure. The boards too have wear, sunning, marks from storage. However, they are also comfortable, steady, sure. Within, the frontispage has been removed. This caused some scarring to the front pastedown. The papertrims are foxed. The contents are vigorously thrilling. There are age-related marks, some foxing. But, by and large the contents are clear, clean, convivial, certain, confident, generous, companionable, agreeable. fk

$100.00

Sol y Sombra
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Sol y Sombra

By Krige, Uys

Unie Volkspers, Beperk, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. 261 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. A comfortable, pleasing copy of Krige's account of his travels through Spain in the 1930s. The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, marks. It is however, secure and sure. The boards do have some light wear about the edges and corners and head of the spine, they are genial, mild--mannered, comfortable. The contents are in most pleasing condition. They are healthy, assured, congenial, clean, clear, a little tanned about the edges from paper quality, companionable. fk

$95.00

The Diabolical : An Account of the Adventures of Five People Who Set Out in a Converted Ford Lorry to Make a Journey from Palestine to England Across Asia Minor and the Balkans
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The Diabolical : An Account of the Adventures of Five People Who Set Out in a Converted Ford Lorry to Make a Journey from Palestine to England Across Asia Minor and the Balkans

By McWilliams, H H

Duckworth, London, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 311 pages (complete). Inscribed by McWilliams: "To Eric Attwell - with the compliments of the Author! 5/2/55". Eric Attwell was a fellow Port Elizabethan. In his salad days he and his brother, Jack cycled across Africa and Europe to England in 1933. He wrote a now legendary account of this trip, "The Road to London". In his middle years (and after this inscription) Attwell, a member of Alan Paton's Liberal Party, was banned by the paranoidal John Vorster. A much owned copy. The boards are scuffed, worn, handled all about. They are comfortable and secure. The contents are amiably aged. They have freckles of foxing throughout. The page edges have handling wear. Nonetheless, the book is mild-mannered, genial, clean, clear, contented, sound, engaging, encouraging, pleasingly comfortable. fk

$50.00

Two Young Men See the World
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Two Young Men See the World

By Unwin, Stanley ; Storr, Severn

George Allen & Unwin Ltd., London, 1934. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 510 pages (complete). A passive copy. The boards have wear, scuffing and handling marks all about. They are still sturdy and sound. The contents are blithely aging. There are user and storage marks - occasionally. Otherwise, the contents are comfortable, clean, clear, colonial, confident, companionable. fk

$12.00

Travels with Tchaikovsky: The Tale of a Cat
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Travels with Tchaikovsky: The Tale of a Cat

By Hudson, Ray

Book Guild Ltd, Sussex, 1991. First Edition. Hardcover. Good/Fair. Applegath, Gary (Photo). Signed. 110 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed by Ray Hudson on the frontispage (dated: Dec. 1993). A mildly aging copy. The book has also been avidly read! The dustjacket has wear, scuffing, creasing all about from handling and shelving. It is benign and comfortable. The boards have handling and ownership marks and wear. The edges and corners have shelving wear. The contents are relaxed. There are ownership and handling marks (particularly to the edges). Otherwise, the contents are contented, mild-mannered, clean, clear, amiable, convivial. fk

$50.00

Sempre Diritto : Italiaanse Reisjoernaal
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Sempre Diritto : Italiaanse Reisjoernaal

By Brink, André P

Afrikaanse Pers-Boekhandel (Edms) Bpk., Johannesburg, 1963. First Edition. Hardcover. Fair/Poor. 119 pages (complete). In Afrikaans throughout. Brink's account of a journey that changed his life forever. At some stage the book has been subjected to damp storage conditions. This has resulted in waving about the edges of the pages. The dustjacket is worn and torn all about, scuffed and marked. It is stoic and sure. The boards have wear and scuffing and some marks. They are secure and steady. Within, aside from the damp-waving, the pages are clean, clear, certain, companionable, competent. fk

$50.00

The Silent Traveller in Paris
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The Silent Traveller in Paris

By Yee, Chiang

Methuen & Co., Ltd., London, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Poor. Yee, Chiang. 285 pages (complete). A gentle, amiable copy. The dustjacket is much worn and torn. It is included. The boards are healthy. They have some sunning and light scuffing. The contents are in excellent condition. They are healthy, fresh, happy, generous, clean and clear, companionable. fk

$7.00

Around the world by bicycle
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Around the world by bicycle

By Stücke, Heinz

The Author, 2010. 2nd Edition. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Signed. Complete. Inscribed and signed by Heinz Stücke on the front cover (dated: 17.4.12). Landscape format. Booklet style. A smart copy. The covers are healthy and neat. The contents are fresh, clean, clear, genial, companionable. fk

$18.00

Grandmother Goes Greyhound : An Odyssey of 1966 - Letters to her family
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Grandmother Goes Greyhound : An Odyssey of 1966 - Letters to her family

By Lorimer, Eleanor K

The Author, Port Elizabeth, 1966. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Signed. 112 pages (complete). Signed by Eleanor Lorimer on the frontispage. An amiably aging copy. The covers are some light storage wear and marks. They are mild-mannered and secure. The contents have some sprinkles of foxing here and there. Otherwise, the pages are mild-mannered, companionable, affable, comfortable. fk

$50.00

Both Sides of the Ocean : A Russian Writer's Travels in Italy and the United States
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Both Sides of the Ocean : A Russian Writer's Travels in Italy and the United States

By Nekrasov, Viktor ; Kulukundis, Elias (transl)

Jonathan Cape, London, 1964. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fair. 192 pages (complete). A contented copy of this book that was denounced by Kruschev. The dustjacket is tidy with some light wear and scuffing and rubbing. It is secure. The boards and contents are most agreeable. They are sound and sure. The pages are tight, very clean and clear - as if new throughout! fk

$9.00

A Journey From St Petersburg To Pekin 1719-22
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A Journey From St Petersburg To Pekin 1719-22

By Bell of Antermony, John ; Stevenson, J L (Ed)

Edinburgh at the University Press, 1965. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Poor. 248 pages (complete). A pleasing copy. The dustjacket is much worn all about. It is scuffed, rubbed and marked. However, it is comfortable and sure. The boards are calm. They have storage wear about the edges. The boards are otherwise healthy and sound. Within, the contents are most agreeable. The pages are tight, fresh, clean, clear, confident and generous - as if barely used throughout. fk

$25.00

Capricorn - Following the Invisible Line : My Family's Epic Journey Around the World
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Capricorn - Following the Invisible Line : My Family's Epic Journey Around the World

By Holgate, Kingsley

Struik Publishers, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Signed. 208 pages (complete). Inscribed and signed with a flourish by Kingsley Holgate on the opp-title page. An attractive copy. Disc missing. The boards have some light marks. The cloth spine is handsome. The titling has a little wear. Within, the contents are in excellent condition. The pages are healthy, hale, clean, clear, certain, contented, confident. fk

$60.00