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LETTERS FROM AMERICA
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LETTERS FROM AMERICA

By Brooke, Rupert (preface by Henry James)

London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987. 222 pp. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Immediately before the outbreak of the First World War, Rupert Brooke sailed to North America, visiting both Canada and the United States, before ending his journey in Samoa. The letters he wrote during this trip are filled with characteristic wit and charm: he was quick to observe and ever ready to identify with his surroundings. And Brooke's intelligence and sensitivity shine through these letters.... Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$9.95

LEGENDS OF THE RHINE
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LEGENDS OF THE RHINE

By Ruland, Wilhelm

Bonn, Germany: Stollfuss Verlag, 1989. 286 pp. Red boards with a small gilt pictorial on the front panel; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Illustrated with uncredited line drawings. The Contents are: The Source of the Rhine: St Gothard - The Petrified Alp; Thusis on the Hinter Rhine - The Last Hohenratier. The Upper Rhine: Basle - One Hour in Advance; Castle Niedeck - The Toy of the Young Giantess; Strassburg - The Cathedral Clock. The Romantic Rhine: Worms - The Nibelungen Lied; Speyer - The Bells of Speyer; Frankfort - The Knave of Bergen; Mayence - Heinrich Frauenlob; Johannisberg - Ingelheim - Enginhard and Emma; Rudesheim - The Bromserburg; Bingen - The Mouse Tower; Valley of the Nahe: Kreuznach - A Might Draught; The Foundation of Castle Sponheim; Assmannshausen - St Clement's Chapel; Castle Rheinstein - The Wooing; Castle Sooneck - The Blind Archer; The Ruins of Fursternberg - The Mother's Ghost; Bacharach - Burg Stahleck; Kaub - Castle Gutenfels; Obersesel - The Seven Maidens; St Goar - Lorelei; Rheinfels - St George's Linden; Sterrenberg and Liebenstein - The Brothers; Rhens - The Emperor Wenzel; Castle Lahneck - The Templars of Lahneck; Koblenz - Riza; Valley of the Mosel - The Doctor's Wine of Bernkastel; Andernach - Genovefa; Hammerstein - The Old Knight and His Daughters; Valley of the Ahr - The Last Knight of Altenahr; The Mistrel of Neuenahr; Aachen - The Building of the Minster; The Ring of Fastrada; Rolandseck - Knight Roland; Siebengebirge - The Origin of the Seven; Mountains; The Drachenfels; The Monk of Heisterbach; Godesberg - The High Cross at Godesberg; Bonn - The Roman Ghosts; Cologne - Richmodis of Aducht; The Cathedral-builder of Cologne; The Goblins; Jan and Griet; The Lower Rhine - Xanten - Siegfried; Cleves - Lohengrin; and Zuider Zee - Stavoren.. Third Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo.

$9.95

LIVING WITH CANNIBALS - and Other Women's Adventures
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LIVING WITH CANNIBALS - and Other Women's Adventures

By Slung, Michele (editor) (introduction by Reeve Lindbergh; afterword by Susan Fifer Canby) (Louise Arner Boyd; Helen Thayer; Amelia Earhart; Catherine Destivelle; Florence Baker; Isabella Bird Bishop; Ida Pfeiffer; Dian Fossey; Birute Galdikas)

United States: Adventure Press, 2000. 243 pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth on burgundy boards; lettered in silver on the spine; endpaper maps. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction by Reeve Lindbergh; Afterword by Susan Fifer Canby; The Call of the Arctic: Louise Arner Boyd 1887 - 1972; Helen Thayer 1937 - . Where the Air Is Thin: Fanny Bullock Workman 1859 - 1925; Catherine Destivelle 1960 - . Down River: Florence Baker 1841 - 1916; Arlene Burns 1960 - . At the Table of Strangers: Ida Pfeiffer 1797 - 1858; Yva Momatiuk 1940 - . Face to Face: Animal Encounters: Dian Fossey 1932 - 1985; Birute Galdikas 1946 - . Globe Trotters: Isabella Bird Bishop 1831 - 1904; Dervla Murphy 1931 - . Airborne: Amelia Earhart 1897 - 1937; Shannon Lucid 1943 - . And On Assignment: Harriet Chalmers Adams 1875 - 1937; Sylvia A. Earle 1935 - ; followed by an afterword by Susan Fifer Canby.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo.

$19.95

FRONTIERS OF THE SEA - The Story of Oceanographic Exploration
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FRONTIERS OF THE SEA - The Story of Oceanographic Exploration

By Cowen, Robert C. (introduction by Roger R. Revelle)

New York: Bantam Pathfinder - Bantam Books, 1963. 312 pp. Bantam Pathfinder book HP29. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by Mary S. Cowen. The Chapters are: Exploring the Hinterland: Birth of a Science; The Great Voyage; The Glorious Amateurs; Growth and Challenge; Beginnings: The Atomic Clock; Birth of a Planet; Origin of the Seas and Their Basins; The Rise of Life; A Bit of Crystal Gazing; The Unseen Landscape: The Threshold; Descent to the Abyss; Canyons in the Deep; Forces of Mud and Silt; Mountains Beneath the Sea; The Dustfall; Probing the Deep Sea Floor: The Record of the Sediments; The Oxygen Thermometer; Beneath the Sediments; The Pacific's Ring of Fire; Sunken Islands; Living Reefs; The Coral Reef Controversy; Filling the Deep Ocean Basins; Patterns of the Waters: Theory versus Reality; The Pattern of the Breakers; Shifting Sands; The Force of Waves and Spray; Tidal Waves; The Pulse of the Earth; The Restless Waters: Pattern of the Currents; Desert in the Sea; The Gulf Stream: A Study in Complexity; El Nino; A Second Gulf Stream; The Power of Salt and Heat; Wrong Way Current; The Great Heat Engine: The Thermodynamic Flywheel; The Big Experiment; Frozen Paradox; Atlantic Thermostat; The Advancing Sea; Adjusting the Heat Engine; Waters of Life: The Wanderers; The Grass of the Sea; March of the Seasons; Scavengers of the Sea; The Grazers; Larval Forms; The Commuters; The Range of Ocean Life: The Rigors of the Shore; The Great Life Zone; The Living Soup; The Weirdest Fish in the Sea; Cold Light; The Deepest Life; The Promise of Plenty: Improving the Fisheries; The Problem of Preservation; The Vision of Plankton Fishing; Farming the Seas; Ocean Treasure House; Mining the Sea Floor; and The New Oceanography: The Underwater Ballon; Beyond the Bathyscaphe; The Mohole; Atomic Wastes into the Sea; and The Need for Ships.. First Paperback Printing. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Mary S. Cowen;.

$7.95

HIGHLANDS AND BACKWOODS - The Legend and the Hero
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HIGHLANDS AND BACKWOODS - The Legend and the Hero

By Morton, G. F. (foreword by Chief Scout Lord Rowallen)

London: Christopher Johnson, 1957. 183 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Chipping on the corners of the dustjacket with some nicks, chips and rubbing around the edges; also, some rubbing on the front panel; price clipped; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Pictures in the Fire; This Scotland; The Bonnie Prince; R.L.S. - 1879 and 1909; In the Garden of the Lord; Youth Comes to the Mountain; The Great Trek; Their Finest Hour; I Meet Marshal Suvorof; Edric the Second; Tour du Mont Blanc; A Spoonful of Salt; Canadian Odyssey; and Trembling Water.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. 8vo.

$9.95

TOUCHING HORIZONS: A Tour of Africa, India and the Far East
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TOUCHING HORIZONS: A Tour of Africa, India and the Far East

By Voss, Harry G. W.

New York: Carlton Press - A Geneva Book, 1961. 362 pp. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Gray cloth lettered in black on the spine. Light wear on the corners with some darkening on the spine; no dustjacket; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. These days, a person would be lucky to make it halfway through a trip like this without getting killed somewhere along the way. The Contents are: Preparatory Blandishments; Bon Voyage; Outward Bound; Portugal; Canary Islands; Dakar; Freetown; Zero Degrees Latitude Zero Degrees Longitude; The Equator; French Equatorial Africa; Luanda Angola; Capetown; Durban; Zululand Swasiland and Basutoland; Johannesburg; Victoria Falls and Zambesi River; Zanzibar; Tree Tops and Mount Kenya; The Mau Mau Story; Witchcraft Ceremonies in Africa; Toward Bombay; India; The Sacred Ghats on the Ganges; Moslemism or Islamism; Hinduism; Pokhara Nepal; Tibetan Data; Tibetan Philosophy; More of Lower Tibet; Delhi; Jaipur; Agra; The Story of Shah Jehan; Missionaries; Colombo Ceylon; Penang; Kek Loksi or Paradise Temple at Ayer Itam; Bangkok Thailand; Bali; From the Jave to the South China Seas; Manila; Hong Kong; Formosa - The Beautiful Island; Japan; The Geisha Girl Story; Sukiyaki Supreme; Japanese Words and Japanese Characteristics; Hawaii; Leaving the Orient; San Francisco; Mexico - Acapulco; The Castillo San Diego; Panama and the Canal Zone; Next Stop - New York; and Conclusion.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

ROMANTIC BADENOCH - A Guide Book Compiled for the Benefit of Visitors to the District
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ROMANTIC BADENOCH - A Guide Book Compiled for the Benefit of Visitors to the District

By Anonymous.

Kingussie, Scotland: Jas. Johnstone and Sons, 1930. 96 pp. followed and preceded by a series of advertisements. Staple-bound in coloured paper covers. Light edge and corner wear but with some discolouration on the cover, front and back; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a fold-out map. The Contents are: Romantic Badenoch - A Guide to the District: Geographical; Historical; Tours from Kingussie; and Walks Around Kingussie.. Eighth Edition - Revised. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 12mo. Ephemera.

$14.95

HO FOR THE BORDERS - A Journey
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HO FOR THE BORDERS - A Journey

By Brander, Michael

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1964. (xii) 212 pp. Green boards decorated in red and gilt on the spine; endpaper maps; illustrated with black and white photographs by Alex Brown. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few small nicks around the edges and a chip from the upper right of the rear panel; price intact; no interior markings. A trip through Britain, the Chapters are: Berwick to Polwarth; Polwarth to Kelso; Kelso to Holy Island; Holy Island to Alwinton; Alwinton to Langholm; Langholm to Jedburgh; Jedburgh to St Mary's Loch; St Mary's Loch to Dumfries; Dumfries to Spadeadam; and Spadeadam to Berwick; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Alex Brown;. 8vo.

$14.95

THE FLOOD CONTROL CHALLENGE: Past Present and Future
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THE FLOOD CONTROL CHALLENGE: Past Present and Future

By Rosen, Howard; Reuss, Martin (editors) (William E. Leuchtenburg; Joseph L. Arnold; Thjeodore M. Schad; James E. Goddard; Helen Ingram; Gilbert F. White; Douglas Helms; Bory Steinberg; Martin Reuss; Michael C. Robinson; Leonard Shabman; Kenneth Rubin)

Chicago: Public Works Historical Society, 1988. (xiv) 166 pp. Blue cloth lettered in gilt on the front panel and spine; illustrated with black and white diagrams and photographs. Very light rubbing on the corners; no interior markings; as issued, no dustjacket. This is subtitled: Proceedings of a National Symposium - New Orleans, Louisiana, September 26, 1986. The Chapters are: Keynote Address: FDR's New Deal: The Increasing Federal Role by William E. Leuchtenburg; The Flood Control Act of 1936: A Study in Politics Planning and Ideology by Joseph L. Arnold; Evolution and Future Flood Control in the United States by Theodore M. Schad; Comments by James E. Goddard and Helen Ingram; When May a Post-Audit Teach Lessons by Gilbert F. White; Small Watersheds and the USDA: Legacy of the Flood Control Act of 1936 by Douglas Helms; Flood Control in Urban Areas: Past Present and Future by Bory Steinberg; Comments by Martin Reuss and Michael C. Robinson; The Benefits and Costs of Flood Control: Reflections on the Flood Control Act of 1936 by Leonard Shabman; The New Federalism and National Flood Control Programs by Kenneth Rubin; and Comments by Kyle E. Schilling and Arthur Maass; followed by: Appendix: Excerpts from the Flood Control Act of 1936; Author Biographies; and an Index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

LOCH LOMOND, LOCH KATRINE, AND THE TROSSACHS
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LOCH LOMOND, LOCH KATRINE, AND THE TROSSACHS

By Eyre-Todd, George

London and Glasgow: Blackie and Son, 1938. 67 pp. Signed and dated by the artist on the front free endpaper. Light wear on the corners with a bit of darkening on the spine; no dustjacket; aside from the artist's writing, no interior markings. Illustrated with twelve watercolour plates by Ernest William Haslehust, all present and accounted for. The Chapters are: Loch Lomond, Loch Katrine, and the Trossachs; Loch Lomond, South Shore; The Buchanan Country; The Colquhoun Country; The Islands; The Macfarlane Country; Glenfalloch; and Loch Katrine and the Trossachs.. Signed by Artist. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Illus. by E. W. Haslehust;. 8vo.

$19.95

A BOOK OF SCOTLAND
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A BOOK OF SCOTLAND

By Maine, G. F. (editor) (Robert Burns; Sir Walter Scott; James Boswell; Andrew Lang; Thomas Carlyle; Lord Byron; Dr. Samuel Johnson; John Knox; George Campbell Hay; T. Ratcliffe Barnett; Hugh MacDiarmid; Kate Douglas Wiggins; Mary Stuart; James I)

London: Collins, 1968. 384 pp. Light wear at the corners of the book and the slipcase; previous owner's named whited out on the front free endpaper. This was issued without a dustjacket in boards that were wrapped in a cloth tartan and stamped with gilt on the spine; gilt upper edge; headband. Presented in a slipcase. Colour frontis of Robert Burns; illustrated profusely with black and white plates. This anthology contains fiction, history, customs, humour, ballads, songs and poetry by: Robert Burns; Sir Walter Scott; James Boswell; Andrew Lang; Thomas Carlyle; Lord Byron; Dr. Samuel Johnson; John Knox ; George Campbell Hay; T. Ratcliffe Barnett; Hugh MacDiarmid; Kate Douglas Wiggins; Mary Stuart; James I; David Livingstone; Robert Louis Stevenson; William Wordsworth; Martin Luther; George Macdonald; Alexander Gray; Alexander Smith; Boece; Tobias Smollet; R. Chambers; J. B. Selkirk; Sir Herbert Maxwell; Maurice Lindsay; Lewis Grassic Gibbon; James Hogg; Seton Gordon; David Malet; Isabel Adam; John Ruskin; Sir Thomas Dick Lauder; Hugh Miller; Douglas Young; Sir A. Geikie; Lord Macaulay; Agne s Muir Mackenzie; St. Adamnan; Fordun; A. H. Millar; Douglas A. Kidd; Edwin Muir; John Barbour; Froissart; Lindsay of Pitscottie; Jane Elliot; Marion Angus; Sir Herbert Maxwell; Sir James Melville; Samuel Tomascon; James Kirkton; Patrick Walker; R. Wanlock Reid; W. E. Aytown; Robert Duncanson; Fletcher of Saltoun; John Home; Harold Boulton; Robert Strange; Neil Munro; Donald M'Leod; Lord Cockburn; Allan Cunningham; John Galt; Neil M. Gunn; J. Logie Robertson; John Mayne; Andrew Scott; Norman Douglas; Maurice Lindsay; Alexander Scott; Victor Branford; Rowland E. Prothero; Earl of Crawford; Sir Francis Knollys; Charles Gray; J. G. Lockhart; David Hume; John Brown; Sir Reginald Coupland; T. Moore; Hugh Muller; Neville Cardus; George Douglas; J . A. Froude; Alexander Montgomerie; W. Chambers; D. M . Moir; Violet Jacob; William Alexander; Lewis Spence; Charles Murray; Sir. J. M. Barrie; Kenneth Macleod; Dorothy Wordsworth; Robert H. Christie; William Dunbar; Pittendrigh MacGillivray; Lady Nairne; Lady John Scott; Montrose; W. J. Mickle; Sydney Dobell; William Soutar;Allan Ramsay; Robert Henryson; R. Crombie Saunders; William Kethe; W. Whittingham; John Morison; Henry Drummund; Ian Maclaren; William Honyman Gillespie; Margaret Winefride Simpson; Patrick Grahame; and Fiona Macleod.. Later Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$19.95

BLOWN AWAY
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BLOWN AWAY

By Payson, Herb

Dobbs Ferry, New York: Sheridan House, 1995. 251 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. At middle age, Herb and Nancy Payson decided to depart work ashore, the smoky nightclubs of Los Angeles, and take up the cruising life. In Sea Foam, a 36 foot ketch, the Paysons and their brood of teenage children cruised the Pacific for six and a half years. They experienced a certain amount of stark terror... along with some seriously good times. And the result is Blown Away, a kind of Swiss Family Robinson meets the Marx Brothers.. First Printing - First Thus. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

THE BEST OF GOLF - Atlantic Canada's Golf Courses, Resorts and More
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THE BEST OF GOLF - Atlantic Canada's Golf Courses, Resorts and More

By Towler, David S.

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Excel Publishing, 1996. 80 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed at the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs and maps. Planning a great golf holiday for the summer? Try this: the Contents are: Introduction; Newfoundland; Prince Edward Island; Nova Scotia; and New Brunswick; followed by an index. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$9.95

ARCTIC ADVENTURES - Exploring Canada's North by Canoe and Dog Team
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ARCTIC ADVENTURES - Exploring Canada's North by Canoe and Dog Team

By Wilson, Ian; Wilson, Sally

West Vancouver and Seattle: Gordon Soules Book Publishers, 1992. 246 pp. Trade paperback format. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with colour plates, black and white photographs, maps and drawings. For one action-packed year, Ian and Sally Wilson travelled over 2,000 miles by canoe and dog team across Canada's vast Arctic. They also lived with an Inuit family and learned how to build igloos and run a team of seven boisterous Huskies. The Contents are: Canoeing North; Whitewater; Life on the Tundra; Lake Country; Baker Lake Stopever; The North Wind; To the Sea and Back; Tiguaq; Ice Fishing; Caribou Clothing; Igloo Building; December in Baker Lake; Finding a Dog Team; Working as a Team; Dog Trails; Pulling Hard; Storm Bound; Qimuksiq; Exploring; Spring Thaw; On the Land; and Canoeing South; followed by an epilogue, a glossary and an index.. First Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

$14.95

CAMPING WITH THE PRINCE - and Other Tales of Science in Africa
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CAMPING WITH THE PRINCE - and Other Tales of Science in Africa

By Bass, Thomas A.

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990. (xv) 304 pp. Quarter-bound in purple cloth on orange boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; endpaper maps. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Dj art by Marty Blake. For two years, Thomas Bass journeyed across Africa, from Timbuktu to the Zambezi River. He camped with Bozo fishermen on the edge of the Sahara, dove into Lake Malawi to watch fish mate, trapped tsetse flies with Masai warriors, searched for human fossils in the western Rift Valley, trekked through northern Kenya with Turkana nomads. Wherever he went, he sought out scientists. This is a book about ideas in action, an intellectural odyssey that explores the human drama of Western science colliding with traditional culture. The Contents are: Preface; Camping with the Prince; The Dudu World; Going Lake; The Voice of the Ear; The Fourth World; Missing Links; and Virus Hunting on the Niger; followed by a selected bibliography and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Marty Blake;. 8vo. Author's Second Book.

$14.95

MODERN SCOTLAND - As Seen by an Englishwoman
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MODERN SCOTLAND - As Seen by an Englishwoman

By Hamilton, Cicely

London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1937. (x) 239 pp. Beige cloth decorated with red and blue on the front panel and spine. Light wear on the corners; no dustjacket; previous owner's name on the front pastedown. Illustrated with black and white plates. Said the author in her forword: The title Modern Scotland is perhaps too comprehensive, suggesting a completeness of survey to which this book makes no pretension. On the contrary, in planning it, I limited myself of set purpose to certain aspects of the national life and conditions; those aspects, namely, which do not, as a rule, attract the attention of a visitor to the country and to which the author who writes descriptively of Scotland will devote but few of his pages. There are Scots, it may be, who will consider that I have given too much space and importance to the Nationalist movement; but in this instance, as in others, I have written with a view to the uninformed English reader rather than the Scot informed; and to the ordinary English reader, Scottish Nationalism is not yet more than a name. For the same reason, I have dealt at some length with Irish migration to Scotland and its social and economic consequences; one of those consequences being the increasing spread of Roman Catholicism in a country which the ordinary Englishman still believes to be wholly Calvinistic. Not your average travel book, the Chapters are: Contrasts and Extremes; The Second City of the Empire; Slum and Slum Clearance; The Problem of the Irishman; Highland Depopulation - Voluntary and Involuntary; The Future of the Highlands; The Nationalist Movement and Its Origins; The Gaelic Cult; The Kirk; Scotland of the Catholic; Aberdeen and the Fisheries; Games and Entertainments; Edinburgh and Matters Arising Therefrom; Tay and Tweed; and Odds and Ends and Comments.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 12mo.

$19.95

THE THAMES FROM THE TOWPATH - An Account of an Expedition on Foot from Putney to Thames Head
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THE THAMES FROM THE TOWPATH - An Account of an Expedition on Foot from Putney to Thames Head

By Ryan, E. K. W.

London: The Saint Catherine Press, 1938. 260 pp. Blue boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates and maps. Light wear at the corners of the dustjacket with some darkening around the edges; price clipped; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. This begins, Walking has always been my favourite means of exercise, and since my school-days I have been persistently using my legs in exploring our metropolis and its environs in every direction. The towpath dates, of course, from the time when the Thames began to be used as a highway for navigation, and it generally follows along the inside of every bend in the river, for facility in towing. In these days, it is used far more by pedestrians than for towing purposes... The Contents are: Introductory; Putney to Hampton Court; Hampton Court to Chertsey; Chertsey to Maidenhead; Maidenhead to Henley; Henley to Pangbourne; Pangbourne to Wallingford; Wallingford to Abingdon; Abingdon to Oxford; Oxford to Newbridge; Newbridge to Lechlade; Lechlade to Cricklade; and Cricklade to the Source; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

ATLANTIC COAST - Catalogue of Nautical Charts and Related Publications
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ATLANTIC COAST - Catalogue of Nautical Charts and Related Publications

By Anonymous

Ottawa, Ontario: Canadian Hydrographic Service - Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 1987. A fold-out chart and map, listing all the available Canadian coastal charts, in English and in French.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to. Maps.

$19.95

CARLOTA GOES PLACES
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CARLOTA GOES PLACES

By Carlota (Oppenheimer)

London and New York: Oxley and Son - American Surveys, 1947. 148 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine and some aging around the edges; no interior markings. In her preface, Carlota says the writing of the book was indeed a labour of love, for in it she had been able to record a little of all the unending kindness and warmth of heart of the many Americans it had been her privilege to meet and visit in the seven months of travel all through the United States, from the North to the South, and from the East to the West.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good-. 8vo.

$19.95

FAMOUS HOUSES AND LITERARY SHRINES OF LONDON
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FAMOUS HOUSES AND LITERARY SHRINES OF LONDON

By Adcock, A. St John

New York: Barnes and Noble Books, 1993. (xiv) 264 pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth on black boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; beige endpapers; profusely illustrated with line drawings by Frederick Adcock. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Here, Adcock has brought together many scattered and historical and anecdotal details of literary London down through the centuries. He relied on diaries and mrmoirs to give a narrative of the people and events that made these sites famous, sites that include the Temple, Fleet Street, Soho, St. John's Wood, Hampstead, and Chelsea. And the people: Shakespeare, Hogarth, Goldsmith, Reynolds, Johnson, Blake, Lamb, and Dickes and others. The Contents are: Prefatory Note; Some Celebrated Cockneys; Shakespeare in London; Where Pope Stayed at Battersea; Hogarth; Goldsmith, Reynolds, and Some of Their Circle; Homes and Haunts of Johnson and Boswell; Blake and Flaxman; A Hampstead Group; Round About Soho Again; A Philosopher, Two Poets and a Novelist; Charles Lamb; St John's Wood and Wimbledon; Chelsea Memories; Thackeray; and Dickens; followed by a conclusion and an index.. First Printing - First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Illus. by Frederick Adcock;. 12mo.

$14.95

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