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Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land
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Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea and the Holy Land

By John Lloyd Stephens

Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1970. First Thus. Cloth. Near fine/near fine. Frederick Catherwood. A near fine first edition thus, newly edited with an introduction by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen. Illustrations by Catherwood. Rust colored cloth boards. . Small smudge on bottom edge of book, otherwise fine. Dust jacket is very good plus, showing mild shelf wear at head and tail, and is price-clipped. Maps, illustrations and index. 473 pp. Octavo. Perhaps best known for his discovery of the Mayan ruins in the Yucatan, lawyer-turned-archaeologist John Lloyd Stephens (1805–1852) was the author of a number of highly praised travel books. The present volume, his first effort in the genre, received wide acclaim from reviewers, including Edgar Allan Poe, who found it ''written with a freshness of manner evincing manliness of feeling.'' Conversational and unpretentious, the book is a delightful narrative of the author's year-long journey through the Middle East, incorporating detailed observations of such architectural marvels as the Pyramids, the temples of Karnak, the red-rock city of Petra and more, and offering charming accounts of a Turkish bath, how to catch a crocodile, the wardrobe of a Nubian damsel, a night in a tomb, the hospitality of the Arabs, desert horses, Easter in Jerusalem, and much more. Enhanced by superb illustrations by Frederick Catherwood, this Stephens volume will delight armchair travelers..." ---BOL

$50.00

Our Young Folks in Norway
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Our Young Folks in Norway

By Augusa W. Kellogg

Troy, NY: Nims and Knight, 1891. Pictorial boards. Good +. Scarce. A good plus, very early or first edition. Beautifully written gift inscription (not by the author) from 1894 on first free endpaper. Illustrated. Tipped in is a postcard of winter festivities from 1890. Pictorial boards. Binding is soft, joints are worn. Hinges are sound. Cover showing rubbing and shelfwear.314 pp. Octavo.

$80.00

Girdling the Globe: From the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Golden Gate or, A Record of a Tour Around the World
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Girdling the Globe: From the Land of the Midnight Sun to the Golden Gate or, A Record of a Tour Around the World

By D. L. [Daniel Long] Miller

Mount Morris, IL: The Brethren House, 1898. First Edition. Full leather. Very good. A very good plus first edition. Full leather cover with gilt stamped title on cover and spine. Four raised bands. 1/4 inch chip on head of spine. Wear to top right corner. All edges gilt. Marbled end papers. Previous owners names on first free endpaper. 602 pages, including index. 6 x 9 inches tall, octavo. The Brethren are considered one of the three historic “peace churches,” along with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and Mennonites, because of a continuing (but not unanimous) adherence to the principle of conscientious objection to all wars. They usually affirm rather than swear oaths. All branches of the Brethren have been active in sponsoring missionaries, with the exception of the Old German Baptist group." --- Britannica "Daniel Long Miller (D.L. Miller) was born near Hagerstown, Maryland in 1841, the son of Abram and Catherine Long Miller. He married Elizabeth Talley (1848-1926) in 1868. Miller united with the German Baptist Brethren Church in 1863. He was elected to the ministry in 1887 and ordained an elder in 1891. D.L. Miller moved to Polo, Illinois in 1868 where he operated a successful retail business and edited a journal devoted to poultry and domestic pets. He became Business Manager of Mt. Morris College in 1879 and served as President of the Board of Trustees, 1880-1891. He also served as Gospel Messenger editor-in-chief, 1891-1921. Miller was a member of the General Mission Board from 1885 to 1910. His interest in missions was heightened by seven worldwide tours. Miller was one of the first Brethren to actively support and establish Sunday Schools. He was a lecturer, preacher, and author who wrote: Europe and Bible Lands, 1894; Seven Churches in Asia, 1894; Girdling the Globe, 1907; The Eternal Verities, 1897; The Other Half of the Globe, 1907; and was co-author of Some Who Led, 1912." --- [Church of the] Brethren Historical Library and Archives

$25.00

The National Geographic Society 100 Years of Adventure & Discovery

By C. D. B. [Courtland Dixon Barnes] Bryan

New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1997. First Revised Edition. Hardcover. As new/as new. As new deluxe first revised edition (1997) in an as new dust jacket. Perfect, spotless, and bright! This is the "updated and expanded edition" celebrating 110 years of National Geographic's stunning photoscapes. On glossy paper. The deluxe centennial + edition features yellow embossed book cloth with gilt titling. NGS official seal endpapers. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. 528 pp. including index. Quarto, 9 1/2 x 12 inches tall. Heavy and large and will require extra shipping charges billed at actual cost.

$15.00

Look at America: The Central Northwest
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Look at America: The Central Northwest

By Wallace Stegner; Look Magazine

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1947. Early printing. Cloth. Fine/good +. Fine early printing in a good+ dust jacket. Green cloth boards with green and yellow stamping on cover and spine. Dust jacket has several tiny closed tears and shelf wear, bottom front corner missing small amount of jacket. Profusely illustrated, including a fold-out map of the region. Early printing 1947 (same as copyright date) as determined from ads for current and forthcoming books. 393 numbered pp., incl. index. Octavo, 5 1/2 x 8 inches tall. From the jacket: "the finest collection of photographs", road maps, appendices, and expert-written text. This volume covers Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and Nevada.

$25.00

Kentucky & Kentucky II (Two volume set)

By James Archambeault; Thomas D. Clark

Portland: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, 1982. Early printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/fine. Kentucky & Kentucky II (Two volume set) 4th and 7th printings. Near fine hardcover, both with fine dustjackets, now protected in clear, removable archival covers. Book shop label on pastedown and first free endpaper. Mild toning to edges of pages of Kentucky II. Beautiful, full color photographs throughout. 160 & 144 pp. Small folio, 10 x 13 1/2 tall. Kentucky" takes you through stately mansions and pastoral horse ranches, as well as the golden rows of tobacco fields and quiet country roads.

$60.00

Puget Sound: Sea Between the Mountains
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Puget Sound: Sea Between the Mountains

By Eric Scigliano; Tim Thompson

Hong Kong: Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, 2000. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Fine hardcover in a fine dustjacket. Black cloth board, black endpapers. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover. Illustrated with full color photographs on glossy paper. 112 pp. Quarto, 9 1/2 x 12 inches tall. An award-winning journalist, Scigliano has written for Harper's, Outside, Discover, and many other publications.

$10.00

What We Saw at Madame World's Fair: Being a Series of Letters from the Twins at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to Their Cousins at Home
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What We Saw at Madame World's Fair: Being a Series of Letters from the Twins at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition to Their Cousins at Home

By Elizabeth Gordon

San Francisco: Samuel Levinson, 1915. First edition. Cloth. Near Fine. A beautiful, near fine first edition in a lovely rose cloth boards with a photo on cover. Its only fault is the elaborate gift inscription from 1916 on the first free end paper. All color photos intact, no tears, no soiling, excellent tight binding. Illustrated (color plates inlaid). 86 pp. Large octavo, 7 x 9 1/2 inches tall.

$100.00

Love Affair: A Venetian Journal
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Love Affair: A Venetian Journal

By Wright Morris

New York: Harper & Row, 1972. First Edition, First Printing. Cloth. Near Fine/fine. Stated first edition. Near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Orange cloth boards, gold foil title on spine, author's name embossed on front cover. Color photos and narrative throughout. Glossy paper. Printed in Italy. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown or would be fine. Fine, as new dust jacket. Dust jacket now protected in a clear, removable, archival cover.88 pp., unpaginated. Small quarto, 9 x 10 inches tall. Author is a National Book Award winner.

$50.00

India Illustrated with Pen and Pencil

By W. Urwick; Revised & enlarged by Edward P. Thwing

New York: Hurst & Co., 1891. First Revised Edition. Cloth. Good. Good copy in original publishers bright blue ornate book cloth; title and centerpiece in silver with burgundy accents. All wood engravings present. Text block is solid, hinges have been repaired with archival quality white cloth tape. Cover rubbed, head and tail of spine worn. Previous owner's name in pencil. One corner bumped. 197 pp. + index Quarto, 8 1/2 x 11 inches tall.

$65.00

Australian Profile

By Kenneth Slessor, ed.

Canberra: Commonwealth Government of Australia, 1960. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Fine/very good. A fine, clean and bright, solidly bound first edition in a very good slipcase. Slipcase shows some previous tape mending residue, but it did its job protecting the book! B/W & color photos, diagrams, and maps. Endpapers decorated with high steel construction site photos. Gold buckram cloth cover. Illustrated slipcase matches endapers. Text in English, French and German. Published for the Australian pavilion at the Comptoir Suisse, Lausanne: Tomorrow is everywhere in Australia / En Australie le futur est partout / Australien hat Ãberall eine Zukunft. With maps, graphs and tables.128 pp +appendix. Quarto, 9 x 12 inches tall.

$30.00