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Landscapes of Southern Tenerife and La Gomera : Car Tours, Walks, Picnics

By Rochford, Noel

London: Sunflower Books, 1988. Neat,portable guidebook for travelling by local bus or hiking through the countryside.. Produced in Europe, this handy pocket-size book offers a unique combination of walks and driving tours for the vacationer. Dozens of great walks for all ages and abilities are profiled and come with highly detailed full-color walking maps. The driving tours have been carefully planned so that you can take in in the best of the region. Wildlife you may see en route and historic sites are pointed out. Large color fold-out maps and color photos show what you will see on every walk and tour. The book also offers timetables for buses, trains and ferries as well as information on the local foods and customs. illus (some col.) maps.index.. 1st.UK Ed.. Soft Cover. Fine.

$15.00

Pleasure and Guilt On the Grand Tour: Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography, 1600-1830
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Pleasure and Guilt On the Grand Tour: Travel Writing and Imaginative Geography, 1600-1830

By Chard, Chloe

Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1999. Pleasure and Guilt on the Grand Tour examines the forms of language that map Italy and the warm south as an imaginative topography of pleasure within British and French travel writing from 1600 to 1830. The book considers the Tour with reference to strategies of description and commentary, narrative and thematic orderings and arguments and assumptions about how the encounter with the foreign should be managed. Traveler's descriptions of art and landscape are set within this wider context.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Softcover. Fine.

$45.00

Between the Woods and the Water ; On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates.
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Between the Woods and the Water ; On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates.

By Fermor,Patrick Leigh

New York: New York Review of Books, 2005. Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in "A Time of Gifts" The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933--to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day--proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume. Undertaken as the storms of war gathered, and providing a background for the events that were beginning to unfold in Central Europe, Leigh Fermor"s still-unfinished account of his journey has established itself as a modern classic. "Between the Woods and the Water," the second volume of a projected three, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, "A Time of Gifts." The opening of the book finds Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube--at the very moment where his first volume left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is followed bya trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback acrossthe Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. Remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges that are the haunt of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and a variety of sects are all savored in the approach to the Iron Gates, the division between the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, where, for now, the story ends. 264p. index.map. index. . Reissue. Softcover. Very Good.

$12.50

A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
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A Walk in the Woods : Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

By Bryson, Bill

Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1999. 1st Can Ed. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$35.00

A Stranger in Spain

By Morton,H.V,

London,: Methuen, 1965. First published 1955. 375p. plates.bibliography.index .DJ a little sun faded & price clipped .. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good, Price Clipped.

$15.00

Between the Woods and the Water ; On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates.
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Between the Woods and the Water ; On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland : From the Middle Danube to the Iron Gates.

By Fermor,Patrick Leigh

London: Penguin, 1987. Continuing the epic foot journey across Europe begun in "A Time of Gifts" The journey that Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on in 1933--to cross Europe on foot with an emergency allowance of one pound a day--proved so rich in experiences that when much later he sat down to describe them, they overflowed into more than one volume. Undertaken as the storms of war gathered, and providing a background for the events that were beginning to unfold in Central Europe, Leigh Fermor"s still-unfinished account of his journey has established itself as a modern classic. "Between the Woods and the Water," the second volume of a projected three, has garnered as many prizes as its celebrated predecessor, "A Time of Gifts." The opening of the book finds Leigh Fermor crossing the Danube--at the very moment where his first volume left off. A detour to the luminous splendors of Prague is followed bya trip downriver to Budapest, passage on horseback acrossthe Great Hungarian Plain, and a crossing of the Romanian border into Transylvania. Remote castles, mountain villages, monasteries and towering ranges that are the haunt of bears, wolves, eagles, gypsies, and a variety of sects are all savoredin the approach to the Iron Gates, the division between the Carpathian mountains and the Balkans, where, for now, the story ends. 253p. index.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$15.00

Cech cástecným Cínanem

By Ulc, Ota

Prague: Academia, 2004. Travel in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan. 407p. illus. Slight scuffing at foot of spine.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$25.00

A Vagabond Journey Around the World: A Narrative of Personal Experience

By Franck, Harry A [Harry Alverson ]

Garden City, NY: Garden City Publishing In the summer of 1900, following his freshman year at the University of Michigan, Harry Franck set out with only $3.18 in his pocket to see Europe. He worked his way across the Atlantic on a cattle boat, visited England and France, and got back to Ann Arbor two weeks after classes had started. While an undergraduate, he bet a fellow student that he could travel around the world without money, and after a year of teaching, proceeded to do so. He spent sixteen months circling the globe, working to earn money along the way and performing feats such as walking across the Malay peninsula. His book, A Vagabond Journey Around the World (1910) sold well enough to encourage him to continue his travels. Often reprinted this copy is undated but has an owner insncription 1937.. 502p. illus.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tear. Illus. by Harry A Franck Photographer.

$10.00

Letters From the Grand Tour

By Spence, Joseph

Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1975. Edited by Slava Klima. "Joseph Spence's travel letters and notebooks, here published for the first time, give one of the fullest acounts we have of the Grand Tour ...between 1731 and 1741 made three tours ... the letters are an invaluable document on the problems a young nobleman's travelling companion had to face in the course of ....'this fabulously extravagant education for a ruling class , more costly than any invented before or enjoyed ". First Editin. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine.

$50.00

The Wise Traveller

By MacLean, Margaret

Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1990. In 1904 as young woman the author went to Japan and then on to China the following year. This book is based on the account she wrote in " Chinese Ladies at Home" in 1906. This modern edition was edited by Beverley Stapells and Pam Young and is illustrated with modern vignettes by Elizabeth Stapells. 114p. Text c lean crisp and unmarked, but ffep missing and library labels on cover. 1st Can Ed. Softcover. Good>Very Good. Illus. by Elizabeth Stapells. Ex-Library.

$10.00

A Time Of Gifts : On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube
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A Time Of Gifts : On Foot to Constantinople from the Hook of Holland to the Middle Danube

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh

London: Penguin, 1979. At the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor set off from the heart of London on an epic journey--to walk to Constantinople." A Time of Gifts" is the rich account of his adventures as far as Hungary, after which "Between the Woods and the Water" continues the story to the Iron Gates that divide the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. Acclaimed for its sweep and intelligence, Leigh Fermor"s book explores a remarkable moment in time. Hitler has just come to power but war is still ahead, as he walks through a Europe soon to be forever changed--through the Lowlands to Mitteleuropa, to Teutonic and Slav heartlands, through the baroque remains of the Holy Roman Empire; up the Rhine, and down to the Danube. At once a memoir of coming-of-age, an account of a journey, and a dazzling exposition of the English language, "A Time of Gifts" is also a portrait of a continent already showing ominous signs of the holocaust to come. . Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Finr.

$12.50

Travellers in Britain :Three Centuries of Discovery

By Trench, Richard

London: Aurum Press Ltd, 1990. Britain as descibed by various travellers through the centturies : William Worcestre, John Leland Willliam Kempe, John Taylor, Celia Fiennes, Daniel Defoe, Arthur Young, Samuel Johnson, James Boswell and "Don Manual Espriella " 216p. ilus bibliography maps on endpapers. A nice gift book. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$20.00

The Wise Traveller

By MacLean, Margaret

Ottawa: Oberon Press, 1990. In 1904 as young woman the author went to Japan and then on to China the following year. This book is based on the account she wrote in " Chinese Ladies at Home" in 1906. This modern edition was edited by Beverley Stapells and Pam Young and is illustrated with modern vignettes by Elizabeth Stapells. 114p. Inscription on ffep, else fine.. Signed by Editor and Illustrator . 1st Can Ed. Softcover. Near Fine. Illus. by Elizabeth Stapells.

$20.00

The Eye is Delighted: Some Romantic Travellers in Scotland

By Lindsay, Maurice

London: Frederick Muller, 1971. Scotland as described by some 19th. C. travellers : Thomas Gray, William Gilpin, Sarah Murray, Thomas Thornton, William & Dorothy Wordsworth, Robert Southey, Felix Mendelssohn & Karl Klingemann, Hans Christian Andersen & Queen Victoria . 296p. plates index.. 1st UK Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$17.50

The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos
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The Broken Road: From the Iron Gates to Mount Athos

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh

London: John Murray, 2014. A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water were the first two volumes in a projected trilogy that would describe the walk that Patrick Leigh Fermor undertook at the age of eighteen from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople. 'When are you going to finish Vol. III ' was the cry from his fans; but although he wished he could, the words refused to come. The curious thing was that he had not only written an early draft of the last part of the walk, but that it predated the other two. It remains unfinished but The Broken Road - edited and introduced by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper - completes an extraordinary journey. . First Pbk.Ed.. Softcover. As New. Illus. by Edited Colin Thubron & Artemis Cooper.

$20.00

From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.
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From the Holy Mountain : A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium.

By Dalrymple, William

London: Flamingo, 1997. In 587 AD, two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a dying civilization" --"Kirkus Reviews," 483p. plates (some col) maps on endpapers. bibliography.index. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

At Home and Abroad

By Pritchett, V. S.

Berkeley CA: North Point Press, 1989. ".... during the decade of the mid-'50s to mid-'60s he wrote superlative travel essays for Holiday magazine, and they are reprinted here for the first time. Pritchett writes with a winning combination of pith, elan and exactitude, and can evoke a landscape or a national trait with great economy and vividness. He is also curious, open and uncensorious, in a way that lets the individuality of countries and customs shine through. His only drawback is one he shares with that other great travel writer, Jan Morris: taking the rather Olympian view, only occasionally does he allow a human interchange to interrupt the grand rumination. That said, the chief caveat about these essays is that so many of them have become museum pieces. A wide-eyed Latin American journey in 1956 now seems ludicrously outmoded, and even the brilliant, wide-ranging essay on the British character would require updating today. The quality of thought and image, however, shows no tarnish from the lapse of time. . Uncorrected Proof. Original Wraps. Very Good.

$8.00

Writing Home : The PEN Canada Travel Anthology
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Writing Home : The PEN Canada Travel Anthology

By Rooke,Constance (Ed.)

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1997. Collection of travel poems,passages and essays by Canadian writers . (Proceeds from this book to PEN Canada). 1st.Can Ed.. Trade Paperback. Fine.

$12.50

Words of Mercury
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Words of Mercury

By Fermor, Patrick Leigh

London: John Murray, 2004. "Patrick Leigh Fermor was only 18 when he set off to walk from the Hook of Holland to Constantinople ...it was during these early wanderings that he started to pick up languages wherever he went an to develop his extraordinary sense of the continuity of history : a quality that deepens and colours of every place that he writes about , from the parks of the Pyrenees to the cell fo a Trappist Monastery... Its infectious enthusiasm is driven by an insatiable curiosity and an omnivorous mind - all inspired by a passion for words and language that makes hom one of the greatest prose writers of his generation" A wonderful anthology of extracts from his books, book reviews and essays .274p. . First Pbk.Ed.. Soft Cover. As New. Illus. by Edited By Artemis Cooper.

$20.00

Journeys Through the Market: Travel, Travellers and the Book Trade
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Journeys Through the Market: Travel, Travellers and the Book Trade

By Myers, Robin & Harris, Michael

New Castle DE: Oak Knoll Press, 1999. St Paul's Bibliographies series " ... contains a a series of scholarly essays on the history of travel, travelers and their relation to the book trade ... by prominent British scholars: Bill Bell, University of Edinburgh; Jeremy Black, University of Exeter; Michael Harris, University of London; Charles Newton, Victoria and Albert Museum; Anthony Payne, Bernard Quaritch Ltd.; Andrew Tatham, Royal Geographical Society; and Giles Barber, University of Oxford. 152p. illus.index. 1st US Ed.. Laminated HC. As New.

$30.00

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