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Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: Century, 1988. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." Re-issue of the text originally published by John Murray 1956. 263p. plates.bibliography.index. Review copy ? with stamp of Canadian distributor, else near fine. Facsimile Reprint.. Pbk. Very Good.

$15.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: Century, 1988. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." Re-issue of the text originally published by John Murray 1956. 263p. plates.bibliography.index.Text crisp and tight - looks unread - slight scuffing to paper covers, else near fine.. Facsimile Reprint.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$15.00

Ionia : A Quest

By Stark,Freya

London: John Murray, 1954. Wonderful descriptions of the ancient classical sites of the western coast of Asia Minor (before it was developed as a tourist destination) "In the autumn of 1952 I travelled about the western coasts of Asia Minor, and counted, at the end, fifty five ruined sites that I had visited: in only one of them - and that was Pergamum - had I met another tourist, sightseeing like myself. . . . A great longing came to me to know more, and to bring a living image out of these dots and dashes of the past." 263p.plates, bibliography.index. Pages clean and unmarked, minor signs of library ownership (bookplate) Green cloth cover sun faded and marked, especially along the spine.. 1st UK Edition.. Cloth. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$17.50

The Grand Tour 1592-1796

By Hudson, Roger (ed)

London: Folio Society, 1993. Surveys the writings of the young British men whose social and cultural education was enhanced in various ways by their experiences on the "Grand Tour" 270p. illus (some col) index. No dj as issued Usual slip case is missing. First Thus.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine.

$25.00

Ladies of the Grand Tour : British Women in Pursuit of Enlightenment and Adventure in Eighteenth-Century Europe
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Ladies of the Grand Tour : British Women in Pursuit of Enlightenment and Adventure in Eighteenth-Century Europe

By Dolan, Brian

New York: HarperCollins, 2001. "According to the 1747 publication "The Art of Governing a Wife", women in Georgian England were to "lay up and save, look to the house; talk to few and take of all within." However, some women broke from these directives and took up the distinctly male privilege of traveling to the Continent to develop mind, spirit, and body". 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. New/New.

$35.00

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. As New/No Jacket.

$15.00

Cook's Tours: The Story of Popular Travel

By Swinglehurst, Edmund

Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press., 1982. ' ... a lighthearted but complete and informational picture of the evolution of popular travel from 1850 to the present day [illustrated with] posters, brochures, travel magazines and photographs [which] show the development of mass travel and its effects on politics, women's emancipation, social manners and morality in Britain .. and abroad. [illustrative material] from the archives of rail,steamship and air companies and travel agencies and, in particular, from the extensive archives of the Thomas Cook Collection and of the Wagons-Lit Company. 192p. illus (some col.) index. Illus.endpapers . 1st UK Ed. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$15.00

Europe on Saturday Night : The Farmer and His Wife Take a Trip

By Gould, John

Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1968. "A quirky and enjoyable travel book where the author a down hoime guy from Maine and his wife bought a car in Germany and travelled - without benefit of tour guides - and really enjoyed themsleves and all the friends they met on the way. Author inscription on tffep. . 1st US Ed.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$20.00

Liechtenstein: Valley of Peace

By Greene, Barbara

Vaduz: Liechtenstein-Verlag, 1967. "Newly edited and enlarged edition of the book previously published in 1948 under the name "Valley of Peace" 118p. illus.[ B& W] maps on endpapers. Small tear on dj, else fine. 2nd Ed. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.

$17.50

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

The Afghan Amulet : Travels From the Hindu Kush to Razgrad

By Paine, Sheila

New York: St.Martin's Press., 1994. A search for the origins of a traditional textile motif used as an amulet took Sheila Paine from Pakistan to Bulgaria, with descriptive accounts of her experiences travelling alone, the women she met and their situation, and especially her description of Afghanistan. 278p. illus.maps.index. 1st.US Ed.. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$35.00

Before Knossos: Arthur Evans's Travels in the Balkans and Crete
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Before Knossos: Arthur Evans's Travels in the Balkans and Crete

By Brown, Ann C

Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1993. Based on Evans's travel diary and sketchbooks, and illustrated throughout with contemporary drawings, photographs and modern comparisons, this book describes journeys made in Crete between 1894 and 1899 visiting archaeological sites, many in remote areas which are still unexcavated.. 92 p. illus [some col] maps, bibliography.index. 1st UK Edition. Softcover. Near Fine.

$12.50

Exploring European Frontiers: British Travellers in the Age of Enlightenment
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Exploring European Frontiers: British Travellers in the Age of Enlightenment

By Dolan, Brian

London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000. The explorations of eighteenth-century travellers to the 'European frontiers' were often geared to define the cultural, political, and historical boundaries of 'European civilization.' In an age when political revolutions shocked nations into reassessing what separated the civilised from the barbaric, how did literary travellers contemplate the characteristics of their continental neighbours? Focusing on the writings of British travellers, we see how a new view of Europe was created, one that juxtaposed the customs and living conditions of populations in an attempt to define 'modern' Europe against a 'yet unenlightened' Europe. [Chapter 4 from pages 111- 149 covers Greece & the Levan] 232p. bibliography. index. 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$125.00

Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn
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Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn

By Hunt, Nick [Fermor, Patrick Leigh]

U.S.A.: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2014. n 1933, the eighteen year old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, like a tramp, a pilgrim or a wandering scholar . The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century. Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor s footsteps. In 2011 he began his own great trudge - on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across Europe through eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. Using Fermor s books as his only travel guide, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey. His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe s surface.. Softcover. New.

$21.00

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: John Murray, 2004. 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. 248p. map. index.. Reprint. Soft Cover. As New.

$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. New. Illus. by Edited Colin Thubron & Artemis Cooper.

$20.00

Fight the Wild Island. A Solo Walk Across Iceland.

By Edwards, Ted

Topsfield. MA: Salem House Publishers, 1986. An account of the author's solo walk across Iceland; "carrying a seventy-two pound load, he covered 500 miles of some of the earth's most adverse terrain, including the largest of all lava fields, glacial ice, the black sand desert of Sprengisandur and the active volcano Hekla" 188pp.Illus.. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket.

$10.00

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 ....which 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. 128p. 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

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

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