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Narrative of Various Journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan, & the Punjab, 1826 to 1838, Kalat: During a Residence in Those Countries to Which Is Added an Acount of the Insurrection at Kalat, and a Memoir on Eastern Balochistan Vol. IV. Kalat
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Narrative of Various Journeys in Balochistan, Afghanistan, & the Punjab, 1826 to 1838, Kalat: During a Residence in Those Countries to Which Is Added an Acount of the Insurrection at Kalat, and a Memoir on Eastern Balochistan Vol. IV. Kalat

By Masson, Charles [Pseud. of James Lewis (1800-1853))

New Delhi: Munshram Manoharlal, 2001 The original narrative was published in 4 volumes by Richard Bentley in 1844. This facsimile of Volume IV ONLY was produced in India in 2001. The Khanate of Kalat was a princely state that existed from 1666 to 1955 in the centre of the modern-day province of Balochistan, Pakistan. 463p. fold-out map. It would appear that there might have been a frontispiece to the new title page that has been torn out, Else fine. Facsimile Reprint. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

$21.00

Visit Hos Voltaire : Och Andra Literaria Reseskiss

By Holmberg, Olle [Axel Olof]

Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag, 1961 Swedish writer and literary critic writes literary travel sketches about Voltaire and other authors. 112p. Author inscription on ffep, else fine.. Signed by Author. 1st Swedish Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine - Slight Chips.

$35.00

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.

$10.00

The Road to Oxiana (Introd. by Bruce Chatwin)
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The Road to Oxiana (Introd. by Bruce Chatwin)

By Byron,Robert

London: Penguin, 1992 Classic travel book . "a wonderful record of his journeys, full of vivid reporting,exact observation of people and places, and very funny dialogue." 341p.map.Remaonder mark. Reprint. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$17.50

Writing Away : The PEN Canada Travel Anthology

By Rooke, Constance (Ed.)

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1994 Collection of travel poems,passages and essays by Canadian writers ( Includes Susan Swan : "Corfu : Visiting Lawrence Durrell's White House") 365p. illus. (Proceeds from this book to PEN Canada). 1st.Can Ed... Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$10.00

Tigris Sails Into the Past IN : National Geographic Vol.154 # 6 December 1978.

By Heyerdahl, Thor

Washington: National Geographic Society, 1978 The adventures aand misadventures of Thor Heyerdahl and his crew as they explored the sea routes between Mespotamia and India in a reproduction of a Sumerian boat built of reeds.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Periodical/Magazine.

$7.00

The Englishwoman in America

By Bird, Isabella

Chicago IL: Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 2012 Lakeside Classics Series. A reissue in a slightly abridged version [Edited and annotated by Thomas Philbrick] of the journeys in 1854 of this intrepid Victorian traveller who "traveled for five months, much of the time alone, by every imaginable method of conveyance through Upper and Lower Canada and from New England to the Mississippi." Includes her observation of people and places from her arrival in Halifax, through Prince Edward Island,Boston, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Montreal , Quebec and New York. Illustrated in colour by a selection of contemporary prints. 372 p. map index. The Lakeside Press Classics series was started in 1903 by Thomas E. Donnelley, [who] believed that a simple book, dignified and well designed, would be an appropriate holiday gift. Beautifully printed on fine paper in a handsome green cloth covered boards, with gilt title and decorations. Small format nice gift volume.. Reissue.. Hard Cover. New/No Jacket.

$15.00

Winds of Crete

By Doren, David MacNeil

Athens: Efstathiadis., 1974 Here is a fresh, wholly personal, frank yet affectionate account of six years living on Crete, travelling all over the sland, meeting all kinds of people and everywhere encountering the Homeric island hospitality." 231p.plates.map.index . Re-issue. Pbk. As New.

$15.00

Edith Wharton Abroad: Selected Travel Writings, 1888-1920

By Wharton, Edith

New York: St Martins Press, 1995 A collection of excerpts from Edith Wharton's seven works of travel covers three decades before, during, and after World War I, revealing the undiscovered byways of Europe, Morocco, and the Mediterranean through the eyes of a knowledgeable, imaginative observer.Edited by Sarah Bird Wright. 216p. bibliography index. 1st US Edition. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$21.00

Amazon Journey : From the Source to the Sea

By Ridgway, John. M

London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1972 Four intrepid adventurers set out in a small boat to follow the river down from the Andes in Peru though Brazil to the Atlantic - all 4000 mile. 377p. plates. Uncorrected Proof. Softcover. Near Fine.

$20.00

Heart of a stranger
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Heart of a stranger

By Laurence, Margaret

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1976 "In a volume of personal essays sparkling with ... insight, wit and humanity.. Margaret Laurence shaues with us an entertaining and wide-ranging store of memories, observations, enthusiasms and experiences" 221p. Crisp copy, looks unread,.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine - Slight Chips.

$21.00

Heart of a stranger
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Heart of a stranger

By Laurence, Margaret

Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1976 "In a volume of personal essays sparkling with ... insight, wit and humanity.. Margaret Laurence shaues with us an entertaining and wide-ranging store of memories, observations, enthusiasms and experiences" Includes essays on Africa Somalia Egypt Canada. 221p. Book plate of previous owner on ffep.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good with slight chips & Tears.

$12.50

Travellers' India: An Anthology (Oxford India Paperbacks)

By Kaul, H.K [ed]

Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1997 "This entertaining and instructive anthology contains nearly 400 extracts, from over 170 accounts of India, left by visitors to the country from ancient times to the early twentieth century . . . " . Re-issue. Trade Paperback. Very Good.

$15.00

The Valleys of the Assassins and Other Persian Travels

By Stark, Freya

New York: Modern Library, 2001 "...in these Persian travels she ... explores Luristan, Mazaudevan ,"the Throne of Solomon" ans "the Valleys of the Assassins" and has filled in many blanks in the map of that country. In this book there is something more than a recounting of adventure, for there is humour, a keen understanding of the people, and a literary style that is unusual and compelling." Introduction by Jane Fletcher Geniesse. 292p. Name of previous owner blacked out inside front cover, else fine.. Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$15.00

Ribbon of Highway : By Bus Along the Trans-Canada.

By Dobbs,Kildare

Toronto: Little Brown & Co (Canada), 1992 A trip of 7,000 miles by bus along the Trans Canada Highway from St.John's, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia. 239p. Donor inscription on title page, else fine.. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$20.00

Travelers' Tales : India
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Travelers' Tales : India

By O'Reilly, James & Habegger, Larry

San Francisco: Travelers' Tales, Inc., 1995 Travelers' Tales is a new kind of travel anthology, marrying the best of the guidebook and travel literature. India is the third book in this series: a wonderful collection of place-specific tales previously scattered far and wide. Veteran travel writers James O'Reilly and Larry Habegger read hundreds of stories to select those that best capture the experience of India. India is among the most difficult -- and most rewarding -- of places to travel. Some have said India stands for "I'll Never Do It Again." Many more are drawn back time after time because India is the best show on earth, the best bazaar of human experiences that can be visited in a lifetime. It has been said that there are 330 million gods in India, and there are at least that many varieties of experiences available, religious or otherwise. India -- monsoon and marigold, dung and dust, colors and corpses, smoke and ash, snow and endless myth - is a cruel, unrelenting place of ineffable sweetness. Much like life itself. And, like life itself (if reincarnation be true) worth visiting repeatedly in this turn of the wheel and the next. Stories include: A Bath for Fifteen Million People The Boxer from Calcutta South India's Silicon Valley The Dharma of Heli-skiing Stairway to Heaven Dish-Wallahs. 459p.. 1st US Edition. Softcover. New.

$17.50

Sound Bites : Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand
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Sound Bites : Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand

By Kapranos, Alex

London: Fig Tree / Penguin Books, 2006 "Tour the world with rock group, eat odd food with od d people, write about it" In September 2005, Alex Kapranos began writing about what he ate while touring the world with the rock band Franz Ferdinand. The writing is as much about where he eats and the people he eats with as the unusual flavours he tastes on the road. Whether it’s munching donuts with cops in Brooklyn, swallowing bull’s balls with the band in Buenos Aires or queuing for a saveloy in South Shields, these are surprising and vivid snapshots of life on the road. Funny, poignant, sickening or sexual depending on the situation, the material, both new and previously published in the Guardian, is fascinating and entertaining. 142p. maps on endpapers. Crisp tight copy.. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Andrew Knowles.

$15.00

Bound Down for Newfoundland: The Log of a Young Seaman on Board the Matthew

By LeGrow, Chris

St John's NF: Breakwater Books , 1998 To commemorate the 500th anniversary of John Cabot's 1497 voyage, a full-size replica of the Matthew was reconstructed at Bristol by the naval architect Colin Mudie and the boat-building company Storms'l Services ... Shipwrights began work in February 1994 and it took them two years to complete the $3.8-million project. In 1997, the replica Matthew sailed across the Atlantic as part of the quincentenial celebrations. After 54 days at sea, it arrived at Bonavista on 24 June 1997, where it was welcomed by Queen Elizabeth II and 30,000 spectators. This book is the personal log of the voyage from Bristol to Boianventure from one of the crew (a native Newfoundlander) with his inscription on the title page. [96p.] illus, glossary, Marine charts on endpapers . Signed by Author. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.

$30.00

The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

New York: Dutton, 1980 In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece. A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years). 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$10.00

The Hill of Kronos

By Levi,Peter

London: Zenith, 1983 In "The Hill of Kronos", Peter Levi paints a radiant portrait of the Greece he came to know through a lifetime of exploration. As a young scholar he sought out its ancient spirit, the keys to its mythology and civilisation, in its ruined cities and majestic mountains. Later, as a priest working as a diplomat and a friend of the oppressed, he lived in Athens through the dark days of the dictatorship. Then the sinews of political life led back to secret alliances made during the civil war and the earlier occupation of Greece, back to murder, starvation and corpse-filled quarries. Lastly, it is seen through the mature eyes of a family man, with the ripened sensibility of an acclaimed poet. This is a precious fusion of experience, a gift of insight from one philhellene to all those who have come to love Greece.A very interesting and insightful book about Greece and the Greek people he got to know (and to help during the Junta years) 222p. index. Trade Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Illustrations by George Murray.

$5.00

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