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HUSKIES IN HARNESS: A Love Story in Antarctica
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HUSKIES IN HARNESS: A Love Story in Antarctica

By Robinson, Shelagh

Kenthurst, N.S.W., Australia: Kangaroo Press, 1995. 144pp., intext, b/white halftone plates (various sources), plus several line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock pristine. This book consists of contributions by many ex-expeditioners who tell of their love and admiration for these hard-working heroic animals - huskies in Australian Antarctic service . . . Contents include: List of Contributors, Foreword: Dr. Philip G. Law (1912-2010). Introduction, numerous stories, viz: The Origin of the Anare Huskies. Deaths in Harness - A Tribute to the Huskies. Flying Huskies - Huskies take to the Air. The Mating Game. Sledge Dogs - Wilkes 1961. A Tribute to Mukluk. The Curious Case of Cactus. Second Eleven, plus many more. The Mawson Dogs Roll of Honour. Glossary. Index. Book weight approx. 530g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.74

GREECE
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GREECE

By Miller, Henry

London: Thames and Hudson, 1964. 55pp., plus (ii). Sketch-art illustrated endpapers (different front and rear). Intext colour and b/white art illustrations throughout by Anne Poor (1918-2002). Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped backstrip. Bright gilt publisher's logo over undamaged blue, original cloth boards. Original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, else textblock unmarked. Colour-art (Anne Poor), loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-slipped, slightly edgeworn and soiled, with several short, closed tears. A chance encounter with landscape artist Anne Poor's artwork of Greece inspired Henry Miller (1891-1980) to revisit Greece and its beauty for the first time since leaving there in 1940. This book is the result . . . Book weight approx. 440g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Anne Poor . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$17.55

LOST ON EVEREST: The Search for Mallory & Irvine
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LOST ON EVEREST: The Search for Mallory & Irvine

By Firstbrook, Peter

London: BBC Worldwide, 1999. 224pp., unpaginated halftone plate sections. Intext line-drawn maps. Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and bumped. From the jacket flap: "On 8 June, 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their tent high on the slopes of Mount Everest and climbed into history. They were seen at 12.50pm., just 240 metres from the summit and 'going strong' for the top. Within minutes, Mallory and Irvine had disappeared in a snowstorm and were never seen alive again." On 1 May, 1999, at 11.45 am. climber Conrad Anker found by chance the frozen body of George Mallory bringing tantalizingly closer the mystery - did Mallory and Irvine reach the Everest summit 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay . . . ? Contents of this fascinating book include: Prelims., Maps, Acks., Intorduction, 10 chapters, Appendices, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 570g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.44

A FORTNIGHT IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS
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A FORTNIGHT IN THE CHANNEL ISLANDS

By Cooper, Gordon

London: Percival Marshall, 1960. (iv), + 86pp., plus (iii). Unpaginated, b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, mildly bumped and chipped. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Text-block minimally flecked, else unmarked. A stand-alone title in the Percival Marshall 'Fortnight Holiday' series, this title features the iconic Channel Islands and what they had to offer the post-war holidaymaker . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introducing the Channel Islands, Seeing the Channel Islands, Concerning the Channel Islands. Appendix, Index. More. Book weight approx. 105g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Revised. Softcover. Good +. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$11.23

FOLLOW THE SUN and Other Journeys
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FOLLOW THE SUN and Other Journeys

By Douglas, Malcolm

Adelaide, South Australia: Rigby, 1978. (x), + 210pp. Monochrome, line-drawn area map endpapers (alike). B/white halftone plate frontispiece, plus unpaginated colour and b/white halftone plate sections (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. White title over nominally bumped spine. Plain orange boards undamaged. Tiny flecks on head, else textblock unmarked. Colour, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn only. In 'Follow the Sun", Malcolm Douglas (1941- 2010) presents the gripping story of his expedition to the Kimberley region of Western Australia to produce his film of the same name. Adventure, danger, and hardship became a daily occurrence. As well as his own adventures, Malcolm Douglas describes some of those early pioneers, hunters and explorers who have left their mark on this unique area . . . Contents include: Prelims., 19 chapters, Epilogue. (Note: A 22p. pamphlet with a similar title to this book ("Follow the Sun") was co-produced by Malcolm Douglas in 1971, published by Champion Press, West Heidelberg, Victoria). Book weight approx. 695g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$56.14

WALKS OF THE SHIPWRECK COAST AND VOLCANO COUNTRY
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WALKS OF THE SHIPWRECK COAST AND VOLCANO COUNTRY

By Martin, Ken

Seaford, VIC, Australia: BAS Publishing , 2010. 205pp., colour maps and photographic plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a slight reading crease there-on. Photographic, colour-illustrated card wrapper trivially bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock unmarked. This guidebook is an invaluable aid to 60 walks of various lengths and degrees of difficulty (15 minutes ot more than 4 hours) in the south-west region of Victoria, and the south-east region of South Australia. Each of the 60 walks has a dedicated chapter, with all relevant information to enjoy the walk . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Why Walk?, Hiking Gear and Other Essentials, 60 'Walks', Author Biog., Index. Book weight approx. 535g. . Second Edition, Revised. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.84

SNORKELLING IN THE RED SEA  (English Edition)
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SNORKELLING IN THE RED SEA (English Edition)

By Cangini, Claudio

Vercelli, Italy : White Star Publishers, 2004. 167pp., exquisite colour-plate illustrations throughout (photographic, art -Claudio Nazzaro, and maps). Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour, photographically-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners only. Textblock pristine. This diving/snorkelling guide "describes the most interesting snorkeling areas reachable from Sharm El-Sheikh, El-Gouna and Hurghada. Spectacular pictures illustrate the itineraries, each of which is accompanied by three-dimensional drawings that reproduce the configuration of the sea floor. The last part of the guide contains an in-depth catalog of typical Red Sea fish and invertebrates, photographed in their natural habitat. Finally, clear and precise biological charts describe the characteristics and behavior of the most imprtant species." (rear wrap blurb). Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Sharm El-Sheikh, El Gouna, Hurghada. A Wonderful Undersea World. Book weight approx. 565g. . First English Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

LOUVRE VISITOR'S GUIDE (English Edition)
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LOUVRE VISITOR'S GUIDE (English Edition)

By Bayle, Francoise

France: Artlys, 2000. 103pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly creased and scuffed. Textblock unmarked. In this visitor's guide to the Louvre Museum, the reader is presented with an array of the best art, antiquities, paintings, graphic arts, sculpture and objets d'art the museum has to offer . . . Contents include: Prelims., Eight Centuries of History, Plans, Oriental Antiquities, ditto Egyptian/Greek/Etruscan/Roman, French Paintings, ditto Northern/Italian/Spanish/British. Graphic Arts. Sculptures. Objets D'Art. Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Book weight approx. 490g. . English. Softcover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.23

HUNZA THE HIMALAYAN SHANGRI-LA
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HUNZA THE HIMALAYAN SHANGRI-LA

By Taylor, Renee and Nobbs, Mulford J.

El Monte, California : Whitehorn Publishing , 1969. 56pp., b/white intext illustrations throughout. Book clean. Plastic comb binding undamaged. Leaves clean. Duo-tone pictorial illustrated covers both have minor foredge corner bumps and edgewear. Nestled between the towering peaks of the Himalayas is the Valley of the Hunzakuts, where its citizens reputedly live well beyond a hundred years . . . Book weight approx. 200g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Impression. Softcover (Comb-Bound). Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$14.04

PLANET SURF: History and Culture / 50 Greatest Destinations
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PLANET SURF: History and Culture / 50 Greatest Destinations

By Smith, Ryan A.

Wingford, South Australia: Cameron House , 2009. 176pp., oblong (landscape) format. Colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine square and firm. Colour illustrated, flapped card wrapper minimally edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. Including a history of the sport/lifestyle, this book features no less than 50 of the most desirable surfing destinations the world over . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, Feature, (Destinations in): North America, Central America/Caribbean, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, Oceania. More Great Surf Areas, Glossary, Bibliography, more. Book weight approx. 740g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo [Oblong/Landscape format).

$12.63

TRAVELLING IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Hong Kong, Indochina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand
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TRAVELLING IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA: Hong Kong, Indochina, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand

By Gaffey, Paul

East Roseville, N.S.W., Australia: Simon and Schuster, 1993. vi, + 250pp., unpaginated colour-plate section, plus intext, b/white line drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock slightly flecked on edges, else leaves clean. Contents of this informative Southeast Asian travel guide include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, Preparing to Go, Map of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Indochina, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Index. Note: Regional conditions may have changed since this guide was published. Book weight approx. 420g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.84

50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special)
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50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special)

By Bardwell, Sandra

Richmond, Victoria, Australia: Anne O'Donovan, 1982. 167pp., b/white line-drawn maps and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn, else good. Leaves clean. The walks featured in this book offer a magnificent diversity of attractions - waterfalls, gorges, a natural ampitheatre, deserted beaches, lyrebirds, wildflowers, splendid views, and relics of gold mines and timber railways. Each walk is illustrated with a clear sketch map and full details of distance, access, facilities, etc. Contents include: Prelims., Locations, Introduction to Bushwalking, Walks, Classified Index. Note: Details of some of these walks may have changed since publication. Book weight approx. 195g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Revised. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.42

COUNTRY TOWN STORY
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COUNTRY TOWN STORY

By Cobb, Ruth

London: John Crowther, 1946. 70pp., b/white recto-page sketch-art by Ruth Cobb (1878-1950). Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped. A blind-stamp publisher's signature on undamaged original brown cloth boards. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, a former owner's name, plus a previous ownership stamp on half-title page, else leaves unmarked. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, nipped and edgeworn. Ruth Cobb displays her unique artwork to describe the quaint and atrractive houses, architecture and other features of a typical small English country town - not a village, not yet a city . . . Contents include: Prelims., By Way of Explanation, The Approach to the Town . . . to . . . The Show Ground. Book weight approx. 260g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. Illus. by Ruth Cobb.

$12.63

HAPPY DISPATCHES: Journalistic Pieces from Banjo Paterson's Days as a War Correspondent
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HAPPY DISPATCHES: Journalistic Pieces from Banjo Paterson's Days as a War Correspondent

By Paterson, A.B. (Banjo)

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Lansdowne Press, 1980. 127pp., b/white author-portrait frontispiece, plus like b/white halftone plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head and heel. Plain brown boards very good. Textblock unmarked. Photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn and discoloured on spine. In 'Happy Dispatches', A.B. (Banjo) Paterson will delight his reader constantly with vivid descriptions of his travels as a war correspondent during his days through the Boer War, 1901 London, the Boxer Rebellion, and war-torn Palestine . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, various 'personalities'. Book weight approx. 760g. . First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.63

INSIDE AUSTRALIA
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INSIDE AUSTRALIA

By Gunther, John (Completed and Edited By: William H. Forbis)

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1972. xiii, + 370pp., map endpapers. Intext maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Gilt publisher's device over very good black boards. Untrimmed foredge, textblock edges flecked, else leaves clean. Map-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn, a crease on front flap, else good. This, the ninth of John Gunther's 'Inside' books, provides a vivid picture of Australia and New Zealand. Tragically the author passed away before the book was completed, that task ably undertaken by author, editor, correspondent, William H. Forbis. Contents include: Prelims., A Note on How the Book was Written, 25 chapters, Acks., Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 620g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

TAVERN IN THE TOWN
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TAVERN IN THE TOWN

By McNeish, James

Wellington, New Zealand: A H & A W Reed, 1966. 269pp., art-illustrated frontispiece ('European', Charleston: David Kennedy scrapeboard), intext illustrations, unpaginated b/white halftone plates (all called-for plates extant and attached). Travel map endpapers. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain red, original cloth boards undamaged. A former owner's name on ffep., tanned rear pastedown, else leaves unmarked. Art-illustrated (D.H.Turner) loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with small nips. The author travels New Zealand seeking out old taverns, the stories and identities to share these long-buried tales . . . Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 28 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 620g. . Reprint. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.23

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SCOTT (Signed Copy)
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IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SCOTT (Signed Copy)

By Mear, Roger and Swan, Robert

London: Jonathan Cape, 1987. xiii, + 306pp., colour map endpapers, plus numerous illustrations throughout: colour plate, and b/white halftones. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain blue boards undamaged. Signed and dated by secondary author, Robert Swan, on title page, else textblock unmarked. Colour, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edegworn and bumped, with clear tape reinforcing on verso folds. For eight years Robert Swan was possessed with an idea to follow Capt. Robert Falcon Scott (1868-1912) and his attempt to walk to the South Pole. Political difficulties, drama, and extreme risk were to follow . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 20 chapters, Epilogue, Letter to 'The Times', Appendices, Bibliography, Acks., Index, more. Book weight approx. 940g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.. Signed by One Author. First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$22.46

MIRROR TO DAMASCUS
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MIRROR TO DAMASCUS

By Thubron, Colin

London: Heinemann, 1967. xiv, + 226pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections, plus a green stock (8 page) section (first and last pages blank) of locality maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over slightly bumped spine. Plain cerise-coloured cloth boards have a minor colour variation on rear board and minimal shelfwear. Tinted endpapers and textblock top edge, else leaves unmarked. Colour, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nipped and edgeworn, plus jagged short tears and abraded folds, seller's sticker on front flap. The author, who lived with a poor Arab family in the world's oldest capital, Damascus, attempts to describe the city in its entirety . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, 18 chapters, Chronology, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 840g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. First Edition.. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good +/Fair.

$17.55

GIVE ME THE WORLD
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GIVE ME THE WORLD

By Hadley, Leila

London: Victor Gollancz, 1958. viii, + 343pp. Reprinted before publication. B/white halftone plate frontispiece. Book clean. Gilt title over lightly bumped and canted spine. Plain blue boards very good. An original seller's sticker affixed to front pastedown, text-block unmarked. Photographic, portrait-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn with jagged tears, and minor soiling. At age twenty-five, she was already married, divorced, a mother and a successful career woman. However, on a sudden impulse Leila Hadley, with her little boy Kippy, took off for the Far East. This is the story of her two-year trip. 25 chapters. Book weight approx. 515g. . First Edition, 2nd Impression. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

AUSTRALIA IN THE ANTARCTIC : Interest, Activity and Endeavour
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AUSTRALIA IN THE ANTARCTIC : Interest, Activity and Endeavour

By Swan, R.A.

Parkville, VIC, Australia: Melbourne University Press, 1961. xxiv, + 432pp., map endpapers (different front and rear). Colour-plate frontispiece, plus unpaginated b/white halftone plates and maps (all called-for plates extant and attached). Book clean and square. Vivid silver title over lightly bumped and faded spine. Plain green, original cloth boards colour bleached along foot, else boards lightly bumped. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and nipped, mild colour fade on spine, else good. This book " . . . provides the first full account of Australian activity and achievements in this lonely but fascinating continent." Contents include: Prelims., 6 chapters, Appendices, References, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 640g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.04

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