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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.

$12.00

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

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

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 Fine.

$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

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