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cover of KIM

KIM

by RUDYARD KIPLING

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1958
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This is a lovely copy of Kim, the famous novel by the Nobel Prize-winning English author Rudyard Kipling. It was first published in 1900. It takes place during the Great Game, or the British wars in India. Kim is an Irish orphan who becomes a spy. This book, a book club edition, is hunter green boards with a gold design… Read more
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cover of IRONHORSE: STEAM TRAINS OF THE WORLD

IRONHORSE: STEAM TRAINS OF THE WORLD

by Peter Lorie, Colin Dennis Garratt

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Published
1987
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Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9780385243032
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This is a stated first edition of Ironhorse: Steam Trains of the World, written by Peter Lorie and locomotive authority and railway photographer Colin Garratt. It is a study of the world of steam trains, tracing their history, country by country, and examining the great trains, railway lines and the ways in which steam trains changed… Read more
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cover of GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

GULLIVER'S TRAVELS

by JONATHAN SWIFT

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Published
1947
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Jonathan Swift (1667 – 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, poet, cleric and Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. His most famous works are Gulliver's Travels, A Modest Proposal and A Tale of a Tub. He is still regarded as the foremost prose satirist in the English language and his deadpan style caused the term 'Swiftian' to be embedded in… Read more
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cover of GALLIONS REACH

GALLIONS REACH

by H.M Tomlinson

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Published
1955
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Between 1947 and 1968, the English publisher Rupert Hart-Davis published The Mariner's Library. The library is 47 'salt-water' books, all related to sailing, adventure and exploration. Most are true stories. I have 20 left, which I have posted individually. You can find them all in my store, under Books, then 'Maritime, Boats, Ships.'… Read more
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cover of THE COLLINS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCOTLAND

THE COLLINS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCOTLAND

by John and Julia Keay

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Published
1994
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Very Good
Edition
First
ISBN
9780002550826
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This is the Collins Encyclopaedia of Scotland, the first UK edition published in 1994. It contains a wealth of information about Scottish history, famous Scottish people, cities, castles, cathedrals, forts, sports and the Scottish way of life, past and present. 4000 entries, 500+ photographs. It is a big book--1046 pages. 7" x 10" x 2.5" There's quite a lot of… Read more
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cover of A VIKING VOYAGE

A VIKING VOYAGE

by Hodding Carter

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Published
2000
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First
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9780345420039
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This is a stated first edition of A Viking Voyage: In Which an Unlikely Crew of Adventurers Attempts an Epic Journey to the New World. It was written by the American journalist Hodding Carter and published in 2000. This book has not been read, or even opened. It is in mint condition. From the publisher:Fascinated since childhood with Leif Eriksson's triumphant sailing … Read more
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cover of INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE STORY OF EXPLORATION

INTO THE UNKNOWN: THE STORY OF EXPLORATION

by Jonathan B. Tourtellot

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Published
1987
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First
ISBN
9780870446955
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This is an unread stated first edition of National Geographic's 1987 book, Into the Unknown: The Story of Exploration. It chronicles the history of exploration on earth--and beyond--from the recorded travels of explorers from the Phoenicians and Greeks, through the exploration of the North American continent and expeditions to the poles, to the moon landings. It was… Read more
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cover of SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

SHIPS OF THE WORLD: AN HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA

by Lincoln Paine

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Published
1997
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Fine
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First
ISBN
9780395715567
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This is a pristine copy of Ships of the World: An Historical Encyclopedia, written by the American maritime historian Lincoln Paine and published in 1997. Its original (dated) price tag is on the back. It is a comprehensive and very readable encyclopedia covering over 1000 of the world's best-known and most significant vessels. Each ship is… Read more
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cover of SUN VALLEY: AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY.

SUN VALLEY: AN EXTRAORDINARY HISTORY.

by Wendolyn Holland

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
Edition
First
ISBN
9781560445876
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$104.38

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This is a first edition of Sun Valley: An Extraordinary History, written by the American author Wendolyn Spend Holland. She signed the title page. This book, which was published in 1998, is now considered the seminal book on Sun Valley. It captures the glamour of the West's premier ski resort and places its story within the context… Read more
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cover of THE HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND

THE HIGHLANDS & ISLANDS OF SCOTLAND

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Published
1979
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Fine
Edition
Second reprint
ISBN
9780004111612
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This is the second reprint (1979) of The Highlands & Islands of Scotland, written by Allan Campbell McLean and first published in 1976. It is 14 chapters, each one on a different island, set of islands or region (see contents photo). McLean discusses the history, lore, environment--he was very familiar with these areas and… Read more
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cover of THE ROAD TO KHARTOUM: A LIFE of GENERAL CHARLES GORDON

THE ROAD TO KHARTOUM: A LIFE of GENERAL CHARLES GORDON

by Charles C. Trench

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Published
1989
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780881844757
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This is a trade paperback copy of The Road to Khartoum, A Life of General Charles Gordon, by the British Indian Army officer and historian Charles Chenevix Trench. It was originally published in 1978. The New York Times Review of Books called in "a rich and judicious biography, an incredible tale." Major-General Gordon (1833-1885) aka Chinese Gordon,… Read more
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cover of KIALOA US-1 - DARE TO WIN

KIALOA US-1 - DARE TO WIN

by JIM KILROY

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Published
2012
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Fine
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First
ISBN
1397809830622
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This is a signed first edition of Kialoa US-1, Dare to Win, the autobiography of American yachtsman Jim Kilroy (1922-2016) who pioneered maxi-yacht racing. From the '50s to the '80s, Kilroy's ocean racing yachts, all name Kialoa, amassed a record of victories that remains unrivalled in the highest levels of Grand Prix racing. This book is the behind… Read more
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cover of VOGUE June 1980. KIM ALEXIS, HALSTON, MERYL STREEP, NANCY GRAVES

VOGUE June 1980. KIM ALEXIS, HALSTON, MERYL STREEP, NANCY GRAVES

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1980
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Very Good
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First
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This is a copy of the June 1980 issue of Vogue. Cover: Kim Alexis by Francesco Scavullo 8" x 11" 242 Pages; See Table of Contents Scan The images here are scans. You can see that there is some fading, scratching and puckering to the cover. There is a bit of wear to the spine, and the back cover. This magazine… Read more
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cover of ART OF THE GOLDEN WEST

ART OF THE GOLDEN WEST

by Alan Axelrod

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Published
1990
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First
ISBN
9781558591035
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This is a stated first edition of The Art of the Golden West, a presentation of American art from the 16th century to the 1980s. It covers the entire Western saga, including Spanish, English and French explorations, the Gold Rush, the fur trade, the great migrations etc. There are hundreds of very high-quality images, many of which… Read more
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cover of VOGUE FEB 1969. CANDICE BERGEN, JIMI HENDRIX. AMERICAN FASHION ISSUE.

VOGUE FEB 1969. CANDICE BERGEN, JIMI HENDRIX. AMERICAN FASHION ISSUE.

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1969
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This is a rare find, a copy of the February 1969 issue of Vogue. Cover: Candice Bergen by Bert Stern 9 1/2" x 20" (too large for the scanner) 248 Pages; See Table of Contents Scan Inside:Jimi Hendrix Edward VillelaThe Ski Life in Colorado The images here are scans. You can see that there is some fading and scratching to the cover. There is… Read more
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cover of THE MACMILLAN BOOK OF BOATING

THE MACMILLAN BOOK OF BOATING

by William N. Wallace (BILL WALLACE)

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Published
1973
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This is the 1973 printing of The Macmillan Book of Boating, a history of boating/sailing in North America written by William N. Wallace, better known as the the New York Times sports writer Bill Wallace. It was first published in 1964. A photo of the contents is attached. 249 pages, including lots of photos, in color and black and white. This… Read more
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cover of WHITE PASS: GATEWAY TO THE KLONDIKE

WHITE PASS: GATEWAY TO THE KLONDIKE

by ROY MINTER

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Published
1988
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Fine
Edition
First Trade
ISBN
9780771060564
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This is the first trade paperback printing of The White Pass: Gateway to the Klondike, by Roy Minter. Minter (1917-1996) was a Canadian Army officer who was posted to Whitehorse in 1955. He stayed, and became a well-known conservationist, author, filmmaker and expert on the history of the Canadian north. From the publisher: Synopsis: … Read more
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cover of VOGUE 1982: KELLY EMBERG, MARGARET ATWOOD, BROOKE ASTOR, GALANOS, NORMA KAMALI

VOGUE 1982: KELLY EMBERG, MARGARET ATWOOD, BROOKE ASTOR, GALANOS, NORMA KAMALI

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Published
1982
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Near Fine
Edition
First
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Cover: Kelly Emberg by Richard Avedon 274 Pages See Table of Contents Scan Margaret Atwood on Canadian Culture Recipes from the Four Seasons Restaurant Brooke Astor, Lena Horne, Jill Clayburgh Brooke Shields by Avedon James Galanos, Norma Kamali Other photographers Irving Penn, Bill King, Denis Piels Pristine condition. There are bits of the mailing label left on the cover, easily removed.
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cover of THE LORE OF THE TRAIN

THE LORE OF THE TRAIN

by C. HAMILTON ELLIS

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Published
1990
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Fine
ISBN
9789174420296
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This is the 1990 reprint of The Lore of the Train, by the British painter, author and train expert Cuthbert Hamilton Ellis (1909-1987). It was his last book and was first published in 1977. It is a full history of trains, and their development. Includes information about the people involved in the evolution of rail transportation. Heavily… Read more
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cover of VOGUE April 1969. BRITT EKLAND. KATHARINE HEPBURN, JEAN SHRIMPTON

VOGUE April 1969. BRITT EKLAND. KATHARINE HEPBURN, JEAN SHRIMPTON

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Published
1969
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Very Good
Edition
First
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This is a rare find, a copy of the April 1969 issue of Vogue.Cover: Britt Ekland by Gianni Penati 9 1/2" x 20" (too large for the scanner) 142 Pages; See Table of Contents Scan Inside:Katharine Hepburn profile Mstislav RostropovichJean Shrimpton Mainbocher, Chanel, Cerutti etc. The images here are scans. There is a bit of wear to the edges, and the back cover. This… Read more
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