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Travels with Charley
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Travels with Charley

By Steinbeck, John

New York: Viking Press, 1962. Later printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Tenth printing of the first edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean light beige buckram cloth boards with small dog illustration on lower corner of cover, stamped brown and black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 246 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (4.95 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine ends (under 1/4"), slight age-toning. Portrait of Charley, photo of Steinbeck on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This chronicle of John Steinbeck's road trip across America with his dog was the winner of the 1962 Nobel Prize for Literature.

$25.00

Getting to Know the General: The Story of an Involvement
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Getting to Know the General: The Story of an Involvement

By Greene, Graham

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First American Edition, First Printing with full number line in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks, small remainder mark on bottom page edges. 249 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$18.00

The Silk Road
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The Silk Road

By Myrdal, Jan

New York: Pantheon Books, 1979. Stated First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean mustard yellow cloth boasrds with blind-stamped border decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs, drawings. Translated from the Swedish by Ann Henning. Photographs by Gun Kessle. 292 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author and his photographer wife provide breathtaking images and descriptions of the spectacular mountains and deserts that flank the Silk Road in western China.

$18.00

Shadow of the Silk Road
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Shadow of the Silk Road

By Thubron, Colin

New York: Harpercollins, 2007. Stated First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Stated First U.S. Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded green boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with maps, 363 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unworn - no chips, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Acclaimed travel writer Colin Thubron records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. It is a magnificent and important account of an ancient world in modern ferment.

$18.00

Horn of the Hunter
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Horn of the Hunter

By Ruark, Robert C.

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1953. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Stated First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 32 drawings by the author and 32 pages of photographs. 315 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has two small corner chips at spine corners, very slight edge wear, very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Africa. Here, in the jungles and on the endless plains, Ruark came to know the self-imposed discipline of mile after mile of man-killing treks, the forocity of the wounded buffalo, and the acid sweat of fear. The safari started in Nairobi, where the Ruarks hired Harry Selby, one of the best professional hunters in the business. With him came a group of native runners and bearers, a jepp, and a broken-down lorry. One of the best writers of our time shares his experiences on African safari, mid-twentieth century.

$500.00

Sails and Whales
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Sails and Whales

By Chippendale, Captain H. A.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1951. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. A beautiful copy in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering and small whale design on both cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-decorated endpapers; very small previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. NIce frontispiece photo portrait of Captain Harry Allen Chippendale. With an introduction by Henry Beetle Hough. 231 pages with glossary of nautical terms. Clean bright dust jacket designed by Samuel Bryant is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. PErsonal story of one of the most romantic of man's exploits, told with all the salt on the decks and the wind whistling through the lines. The biography of a man of vigor and courage who survived to serve on the seas with daring and distinction in three wars, and has retained the flavor of his varied and dangerous life.

$25.00

Have Mother, Will Travel
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Have Mother, Will Travel

By Claire; Fontaine, Mia Fontaine

New York: William Morrow, 2012. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition, gift quality. Clean green boards with yellow spine, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 309 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unworn - no chips, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mother, a daughter, and a life-changing adventure around the world! A testament to the power and beauty of the mother-daughter relationship, one that illuminates possibilities for our own lives.

$18.00

The Notebooks of Major Thompson
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The Notebooks of Major Thompson

By Daninos, Pierre

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. Stated First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First American Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean blue decorated paper-covered boards;slight surface wear to edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers. Translated by Robin Farn. Illustrated by Walter Goetz. 213 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, has price clip at upper corner of front inside flap, vertical crease on front and rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Englishman Major Marmaduke take us along on his hilarious discovery of France and the culture of the French.

$20.00

The Appalachian Trail Reader
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The Appalachian Trail Reader

By Emblidge, David (editor)

Oxford University Press, 1996. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Second printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. As new condition. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with maps, black and white photographs. 382 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of trail diaries, poems, and essays that reflect the meaning of this great wilderness trail across both time and geography. Included are the works of both well-known writers and anonymous raconteurs, and excerpts from Appalachian Trail hikers' journals from the 1930s to the 1990's provide a firsthand, intimate portrait of walking the trail.

$15.00

Adventures of An African Slaver
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Adventures of An African Slaver

By Canot, Captain Theodore

Cleveland / New York: World Publishing, 1942. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. First Tower Books Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers (slight tanning) - no names, writing or bookplates. Red top-stained page edges on all three sides. Edited with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. 376 pages. Clean dust jacket has some very shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$25.00

Wonders of the African World
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Wonders of the African World

By Henry Louis Gates Jr.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Stated First Edition in clean unchipped dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated front and rear boards with black spine, white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. As new condition. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean black endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with maps, gorgeous photographs by Lynn Davis. 275 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, small price clip to upper corner of front inside flap. "From Ethiopia to Nuia, from Swahili country to West Africa, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., takes us on a fascinating journey, teaching us about the great civilizations we do not know well enough and making us reconsider the Africa we thought we already understood." - Rev. Jesse Jackson

$20.00

Diving The Indian Ocean
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Diving The Indian Ocean

By Jackson, Jack

New York: Rizzoli, 1999. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Very clean first edition in beautiful unclipped dust jacket. Unfaded dark blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on cover and spine. No wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean photo-illustrated dust jacket. No names, writing or marks. As new condition. Illustrated with maps, awe-inspiring photographs. 168 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped - enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Information and photographs from 95 of the Indian Ocean's most exciting and challenging dive sites, with contributions from many leading writers. Whether you want to plan a dive trip, or simply enjoy reading about diving with great white sharks, a team of well known divers and underwater photographers headed by author and award-winning photographer Jack jackson provides practical advice and a wealth of anecdotes about pioneering dives and spectacular discveries. More than 300 photographs, and detailed regional maps bring to life a wealth of dive sites.

$30.00

Spunyarn
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Spunyarn

By Duff, Douglas V.

London: Jarrolds, 1957. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. First Edition in clean bright original dust jacket (unclipped). Very clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 200 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Here are tales of voyages long forgotten, of sailors who sailed strange craft on even stranger missions--like the mysterious Northmen who landed on the Isle of Kutch off the Indian coast when Ethelred the Unready was King in England and whose statues, seventy-two men and one woman, still stand in the Rajput temples there.

$35.00

Harvest of Journeys
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Harvest of Journeys

By Innes, Hammond

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1959. Stated First American Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+. Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Illustrated with 25 photographs and three maps. Very clean red cloth boards with blind-stamped design and author initials on cover, bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 306 pages + note by the author. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, a few tiny edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author relates his exciting travel experiences in Arabia and the Persian Gulf, Norway, Morocco, the Low Countries, Canada, and on the waters of the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay.

$35.00

Captain Cook and the South Pacific
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Captain Cook and the South Pacific

By Gwyther, John

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1955. Stated First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Stated First U.S. Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean turquoise cloth boards with gold ship decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontispiece picture of the ship "Endeavour" at sea, additional black and white plates. 269 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears. light dust-soiling to rear panel. Photo portrait and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$25.00

Woman of the Boundary Waters: Canoeing, Guiding, Mushing and Surviving
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Woman of the Boundary Waters: Canoeing, Guiding, Mushing and Surviving

By Kerfoot, Justine

Grand Marais, Minnesota: Women's Times Publishing, 1988. Fourth Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Fourth printing, clean hardcover book in clean dust jacket. Tan cloth boards with author initials on cover, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers decorated with maps. Illustrated with photographs. 200 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A woman's account of her wilderness life in the Boundary Waters region of Minnesota and Ontario, Canada.

$10.00

Atlantic Circle
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Atlantic Circle

By Knight, Kathryn

New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1985. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Clean hardcover book in clean dust jacket. Gray boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, binding is tight and square. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs by Christopher Knight. Foreword by Philip S. Weld. 222 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, has a few short closed edge tears. Nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$10.00

Flying The Midnight Sun
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Flying The Midnight Sun

By Muenchen, Al

New York: David McKay, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean midnight blue cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean gold endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 164 pages with index. Beautifully illustrated with drawings by the author. 164 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, has slanted crease on front panel. Rear panel is photo of author standing near Scott's hut on Ross Island, with the should of Mt. Erebus rising in the background. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Antarctica and its exploration by air, and the fliers and explorers who have risked their lives in its skies.

$20.00

Hunting Lost Mines by Helicopter
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Hunting Lost Mines by Helicopter

By Gardner, Erle Stanley

New York: William Morrow, 1965. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Illustrated with photographs (black and white and full color). 287 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, very slight hint of rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating account of exploration for the Lost Dutchman and Lost Nummel Mines, using the most modern as well as traditional means of transportation--from the helicopter to the horse--Mr. Gardner and a band of fellow adventurers make their search.

$35.00

Unvisited Places of Old Europe
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Unvisited Places of Old Europe

By Shackleton, Robert

Philadelphia: Penn Publishing, 1914. First Edition, Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/no dust jacket . First Edition, Second Printing (December, 1914). Decorated American trade binding. Clean dark blue cloth boards with light blue, white, red, green and dark blue mountain village scene on cover, gold lettering and small coat of arms on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear to corners and spine ends. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Beautiful full color frontispiece with printed tissue guard; illustrated throughout with photographs, drawings by Walter Hale and Ralph L. Boyer. 320 pages with index.

$35.00

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