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The Oregon Trail : Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life
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The Oregon Trail : Sketches of Prairie and Rocky-Mountain Life

By Parkman, Francis

Harrisburg, PA: The National Historical Society. Near Fine. 1993. First Thus. Hardcover. An exceptionally nice copy. Reprint. Brown cloth. 411 pages. Illustrated by Frederic Remington. Bumped Ends. NHS "The West As It Was" series. Originally serialized in twenty-one installments in Knickerbocker's Magazine (1847–49) and subsequently published as a book in 1849. The book is a first-person account of a 2-month summer tour in 1846 of the U.S. states of Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and Kansas. Parkman was 23 at the time. The heart of the book covers the three weeks Parkman spent hunting buffalo with a band of Oglala Sioux.; 8vo .

$18.00

Kon-Tiki : Across the Pacific by Raft
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Kon-Tiki : Across the Pacific by Raft

By Heyerdahl, Thor (Translated by F. H. Lyon)

Chicago, New York, San Francisco: Rand Mcnally & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1950. Hardcover. Blue cloth over board. Index. Illustrated with photographs. Two color map endpages. 304 pages. This journey by raft from Peru to the Polynesian islands, four thousand miles, was made to test the author's theories of the origin of the Polynesian people and travel by raft between these places by means of riding the ocean currents and winds. A good reading copy. Tight, square copy without marks or tears. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Driftwood Valley
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Driftwood Valley

By Stanwell-Fletcher, Theodora C.

Boston: Little Brown and Company. Good. 1946. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth. First edition, stated. 384 pages. Sketches by John F. Stanwell-Fletcher. The author's diary of two years in Driftwood Valley, British Columbia, collecting flora and fauna for the British Columbia Provincial Museum at Victoria. Beautifully illustrated. Heavily worn edges and cover, somewhat shaken. ; 8vo .

$18.00

Stones, Bones, and Ancient Cities Great Discoveries in Archaeology and the  Search for Human Origins
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Stones, Bones, and Ancient Cities Great Discoveries in Archaeology and the Search for Human Origins

By Robbins, Lawrence H.

St Martins Pr. Very Good. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 031207848X . Second printing. Softcover. 267 pages. Illustrated. Worn edges and former owners name, otherwise a clean unmarked book. "Describing 40 of the world's most dramatic archeological discoveries, Robbins, who teaches anthropology at Michigan State University, offers a comprehensive introduction to the field. In chapters arranged by finds (i.e., art, tombs, written records, etc.), he details major archeological expeditions." (Publisher Weekly) ; 8.1 X 5.4 X 0.8 inches; 267 pages .

$10.00

On Your Own: How to take care of yourself in wild country. A manual for  Field and service men.
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On Your Own: How to take care of yourself in wild country. A manual for Field and service men.

By Graham, Samuel; Earl C. O'Roke

Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1943. Hardcover. 150 pp. Illustrated. Text block clean, straight and tight; the dust jacket is heavily worn and is now in a clear protective cover. A collection of short pointed interventions which includes: Sphagnum moss bandages, emergency shelters, quicksands and quagmires, if you're lost, poison Ivy and poison sumac, rattlesnakes and cobras, scorpions and sting rays, lice and bedbugs etc., as well as What wild plants and animals to eat. From the preface: "Originally prepared for the benefit of University of Michigan foresters, equally applicable to others who may find themselves in unfamiliar places... to present briefly some of the things that each one can do to guard himself against discomfort or perhaps danger." ; 8vo .

$28.00

Headhunting in the Solomon Islands Around the Coral Sea
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Headhunting in the Solomon Islands Around the Coral Sea

By Mytinger, Caroline

MacMillan. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1942. First Edition. Hardcover. 416 pp. Illustrated with 5 full, single and double page plates along with intext drawings. Brown cloth with map endpages; owner bookplate on back pastedown; original dust jacket in two large pieces with large chips; now in an clear, protective removable cover. Caroline Mytinger (1897 –1980), was an American portrait painter born in Sacramento, California, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1926 she traveled to the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea producing drawings and painting of the indigenous peoples, of which many are within this text. These paintings are now in the custody of the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology on UC Berkeley's campus in Berkeley, CA. This book offers a view of the original island people and culture, changed forever by islands strategic location in WWII. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 416 pp pages .

$16.00

The Colony The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
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The Colony The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai

By Tayman, John

Scribner. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 074323300X . Signed by author. Signed and inscribed on the title page. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 421 pp. Notes and Index. Slight lean; discoloration inside the back cover. Remains and attractive copy. "From 1866 through 1969, the Hawaiian and American governments banished nearly 9,000 leprosy sufferers into exile on a peninsula on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. ...Tayman has created a fitting monument to the strength and character of the castoffs in particular, and human beings as a whole. B&w photos. " From Publishers Weekly. ; 9.2 X 6.2 X 1.3 inches; 421 pages .

$16.00

La Salle
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La Salle

By Vernon, John

Viking. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1986. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 067080083X . Signed by author. Association copy signed on the title page and signed and inscribed on the half title for care given to "Ann (Vernon's wife) and her mother". Dated 12/30/1989. Map end pages; Not price clipped. Spine end chipped other wise minor edge wear in unclipped dust jacket. The Seattle Times writes of Vernon's work “If we’re living in a golden age for the historical novel, then one of the genre’s most gifted practitioners is the American writer John Vernon; this is the author's first novel. “Brilliant.” – The St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “A vivid and sometimes shocking narrative of what exploration in the early American wilderness was really like.” – The Grand Rapids Press ; 9.0 X 5.8 X 0.9 inches; 240 pages .

$24.00

Princess Sultana's Circle
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Princess Sultana's Circle

By Sasson, Jean

Windsor-Brooke Books, LLC. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author; 0967673712 . Signed by the author on the title page. 255 pages. Index. Minor edge wear and a single small spot on inside the cover. The dust jacket is bright with minor edge wear; it is not price clipped. Sasson lived in Saudi Arabia from 1978-1990 and writes through her real-life friend, Princess Sultana, of the lifestyles and abuses, of the super-wealthy royals in oil-rich Saudi Arabia. The Princess Sultana, who after witnessing the gang rape of a young servant girl by her nephews, forms a "circle of protection." The result was suprisingly effective. "Thus, her tale of decadent opulence becomes a political rallying cry that she hopes will spread the word and inspire many ""Sultana's circles"" to alleviate the plight of women everywhere, one woman at a time." (Publisher Weekly) ; 9.4 X 6.3 X 1.1 inches; 256 pages .

$20.00

Mining Rights on the Public Domain : Lode and Placer Claims, Tunnels, Mill  Sites and Water Rights, Statutes and Decisions, Forms and Procedure on  Patent Applications
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Mining Rights on the Public Domain : Lode and Placer Claims, Tunnels, Mill Sites and Water Rights, Statutes and Decisions, Forms and Procedure on Patent Applications

By Morrison, R.S. & Emilio D. De Soto

San Francisco, CA: Bender-Moss Co.. Very Good. 1917. Hardcover. Fifteenth Enlarged and revised to date. For Prospectors, attorneys, surveyors and mining companies. 771 pp. Index. Burgundy buckram cloth over stiff card with gilt lettering. A solid clean copy without tears or marks. Edges rubbed, somewhat shakey. ; 8vo .

$36.00

A Woman in the Great Outdoors ;  Adventures in the National Park Service   Adventures in the National Park Service
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A Woman in the Great Outdoors ; Adventures in the National Park Service Adventures in the National Park Service

By Webb, Melody

University of New Mexico Press. New in New dust jacket. 2007. Hardcover. 0826331750 . Hardcover; light blue boards with blue cloth spine, in the original dust jacket. New condition In New dust jacket in shink wrap. " Melody Webb's reflections on her twenty-five-year-long career in the National Park Service is an insider's account of a public bureaucracy. As a woman, she was working in a male-dominated agency; as an idealist, she attempted to champion the wise use of the national parks in a pragmatic political agency. " ; 9.24015747089 X 6.3385826707 X 0.94094488093 inches; 286 pp pages .

$16.00

The Flying Carpet
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The Flying Carpet

By Haliburton, Richard

Garden City, New York: Garden City Publishing. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1932. Hardcover. Beautiful black cloth with silver lettering and design to the spine and front board; soft ends. 352 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Original dust jacket with chips on ends and corners. Map endpages toned. Gift inscription in exceptionally nice calligraphy, dated 1935 on the recto of the frontispiece. This is the book written by Haliburton who In 1930 hired pioneer aviator Moye Stephens, for no pay but unlimited expenses, to fly him around the world in an open cockpit biplane. The modified Stearman C-3B was named the Flying Carpet after the magic carpet of fairy tales, subsequently the title of his 1932 best-seller. They embarked on "one of the most fantastic, extended air journeys ever recorded" taking 18 months to circumnavigate the globe, covering 33,660 miles (54,100 km) and visiting 34 countries.; 8vo .

$52.00

The Caves Beyond ;  The Story of the Floyd Collins' Crystal Cave  Exploration  Speleologia  The Story of the Floyd Collins' Crystal Cave  Exploration
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The Caves Beyond ; The Story of the Floyd Collins' Crystal Cave Exploration Speleologia The Story of the Floyd Collins' Crystal Cave Exploration

By Jr., Joe Lawrence & Roger W. Brucker

Longman Trade/Caroline House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. First Printing. Hardcover. 0914264176 . First Printing. Hardcover in blue cloth boards in VG slight cock in VG jacket with Protective cover. Ex-Libris; Speleologia; Ex-Libris; 290 pp pages .

$60.00

BYRD'S GREAT ADVENTURE. With the Complete Story of All Polar Explorations  For One Thousand Years. With Forewords by General A. W. Greely and Dr.  Henry Fairfield Osborn. The Flight to Conquer the Ends of the Earth.
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BYRD'S GREAT ADVENTURE. With the Complete Story of All Polar Explorations For One Thousand Years. With Forewords by General A. W. Greely and Dr. Henry Fairfield Osborn. The Flight to Conquer the Ends of the Earth.

By Miller, Francis Trevelyan

The John C. Winston Company. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1930. Hardcover. First Edition Hardcover in blue cloth boards VG condition Miner Shelf Wear No jacket ADVENTURE POLAR EXPLORATION BYRD RICHARD EVELYN ; 8vo ; 383 pp pages .

$20.00

California Ghost Towns
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California Ghost Towns

By FlorIn, Lambert

Seattle: Superior Publishing Company. Very Good. 1971. First Edition. Softcover. 127 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings by David Mason. Includes a brief history and photographs with captions of 53 towns throughout California. Binding is tight, the back cover has some discoloration. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$15.00

The Ancient Pst of Mexico
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The Ancient Pst of Mexico

By Reed, Alma M.

New York: Crown Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. Cloth with gilt stamp; minor edge/shelf wear and corners bumped. Dust jacket is not price clipped; the spine is faded with nicks to the head and tail; the edges have small nicks and a short tear. Page edges have spotting and dust soil. xii, 388pp. Illustrated with photographs. Map endpages with some spotting. ; 8vo .

$18.00

The Spanish Borderlands Frontier, 1513-1821  ; Histories of the American  Frontier
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The Spanish Borderlands Frontier, 1513-1821 ; Histories of the American Frontier

By Bannon, John Frances

New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press. Very Good. 1974. Softcover. 0826303099 . Sun faded edges; some soiling and on the cover and the text block edges (only.) xii, 308 pp. Illustrated. Notes. Bibliographical Notes. Index. ; Histories of the American Frontier; 9.13 X 6.14 X 0.87 inches .

$15.00

THE OUTER SHORES Based on the Proceedings of the Queen Charlotte Islands  First International Scientific Symposium, University of British Columbia  August 1984
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THE OUTER SHORES Based on the Proceedings of the Queen Charlotte Islands First International Scientific Symposium, University of British Columbia August 1984

By SCUDDER, Geoffrey G.E.; GESSLER, Nicholas Editors

Queen Charlotte Islands Museum Press. Near Fine. 1989. First Edition. Hardcover. 0920651097 . Presumed first edition. Pictorial hardcover with surface scuff, and with the original prospectus and order form laid in. vi+327 pp., color hard cover. 880 references, 53 tables, 110 b&w line drawings, 1 color and 93 b&w photographs. "This collection of 22 papers by 27 authors consolidates a wealth of diverse and pertinent information on the unique Queen Charlotte Islands. ...the text covers the physical and historical setting, the biotic characteristics, and the history and the influence of man on the islands. Being the first of its kind, this book provides a corner-stone for future research." ; 12 X 9 X 1 inches .

$16.00

Green River Wilderness. Desolation River Guide: Waterproof Edition
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Green River Wilderness. Desolation River Guide: Waterproof Edition

By Evans, Laura

Westwater Books. Near Fine. 1986. Softcover. Fliptop format. 56 pp. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Coated to protect the pages from water. A clean, sound copy with minor edge wear. ; 8vo .

$15.00

Taxonomy and Geography
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Taxonomy and Geography

By Nichols, David

London: The Systematics Association. Near Fine. 1962. First Edition. Softcover. Original wraps with toned edges; pen mark on front cover, else a clean, straight copy. iv, 158, 1 plate, in text figures. "The Systematics Association was founded in May 1937 as the "Committee on Systematics in Relation to General Biology" to provide a forum for the discussion of the general theoretical and practical problems of taxonomy." From the SA web site. ; 8vo .

$17.60

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