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COSTA NW DE AMERICA
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COSTA NW DE AMERICA

By Higueras, Maria Dolores

Spain: Lunwerg Editores, S.A. "The Iconographic Album of the Malaspina Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America is a Spanish contribution tot he commemoration of that expedition's arrival at the Pacific coastline of the United States and Canada. It features all the drawings housed in the Navel Museum and Museum of America, which they have kindly contributed for this purpose. Painstakingly compiled by M Dolores Higueras,"From Foreword by Director of the Naval Museum of Madrid, Vicente Buyo Couto, Rear-Admiral.. 1991. Hard Cover. Very Good/Boxed Near Fine. 11" x 8 1/2".

$50.00

JASON BORGER\'S NATURE OF FLY CASTING a modular approach
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JASON BORGER'S NATURE OF FLY CASTING a modular approach

By Borger, Jason

Wasau, WI, USA: Shadow Caster Press, 1969. "This book presents an array of skills that include an objective way in which to put them together.Indeed, I think that you will be able to create for yourself any group of fly casting skills that you want or need.The symbolic language of the Modular Approach allows you to take "X" skill, combine it with "Y" and "Z" skills, and have a comprehensive method of casting" from Prologue.. 1st Edition. Pictorial Soft Cover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). Illus. by Author. 10" x 7 1/2".

$25.00

THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS
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THE ISLAND OF CYPRUS

By Mangoian (Compiled and Edited), L. and H.A.

Nicosia, Cyprus: Mangoian Brothers, 1947. Light brown boards with gilt titling and decoration. Some rubbing to spine-ends and corners; base of spine and corners are bumped. Intact dust-jacket, not price-clipped; edge-worn with small tears to joints; spine has some toning and staining, one open tear to base. Spine is slightly shaken, some pages are toned. 245 pages unmarked; sound copy. A guide and handbook to the Greek island of Cyprus, composed of "31 contributions written by competent authorities," generously illustrated with 205 black and white photographs and nine maps. "... a hoard of accurate facts about the past and present of Cyprus... It is one of the rare books which can honestly be described as a "must" for reference purposes, but with the added attraction of good photographs. The printing is a fine example of modern British typography." (From back flap). First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".

$25.00

HOST WITH THE BIG HAT; A Mexican Safari by Rail Leads to a Challenging Archaeological Mystery
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HOST WITH THE BIG HAT; A Mexican Safari by Rail Leads to a Challenging Archaeological Mystery

By Gardner, Erle Stanley

New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1969. Peach cloth-covered boards with black and white titling to spine. Dust jacket in clear brodart protective covering; spine sunned. Ex-library; pocket pasted to back end-paper and small sticker to bottom of dust-jacket spine. Red end-papers; spine slightly shaken. Very clean, tight copy; includes numerous black and white photographs and a loose slip noting it as a 'review copy' from October 24, 1969. "[Gardner] weaves the threads of two highly interesting experiences in Mexico: a visit to the archaeologically controversial Julsrud collection of primitive figurines, and his trip via railroad to Mexico City as guest of the Mexican government.". First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 9 1/2" x 6". Advanced Reading Copy (ARC).

$35.00

TRADING IN MEMORIES: TRAVELS THROUGH A SCAVENGER'S FAVORITE PLACES
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TRADING IN MEMORIES: TRAVELS THROUGH A SCAVENGER'S FAVORITE PLACES

By Hodgson, Barbara

Vancouver BC Canada: Greystone Books, 2007. Cover illustrated with small old photograph of "scavenger" at market stall; quarterbound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering (slightly faded but still legible); illustrated pastedowns and endpapers; 114 pages including Index, Bibliography; numerous illustrations - in full colour and sepia, beautifully presented; very clean, sound copy. "Visiting markets, bookstores, cemeteries and courtyards [the author] looks to the world's cast-offs and curiosities to reveal rich and intimate insights into people , places and times past." (back cover). First Edition. Illustrated Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket (as published). 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

VISIONS OF THE WILD:  A Voyage by Kayak around Vancouver Island
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VISIONS OF THE WILD: A Voyage by Kayak around Vancouver Island

By Coffey, Maria & Goering, Dag

Madeira Park BC Canada: Harbour Publishing, 2001. Pale blue boards; stamped silver lettering; fading to bottom front edge. Pictorial dust jacket. Very clean, sound copy. 182 pages; superb colour illustrations, many full page - photographs, area map. An account of "an audacious adventure to circumnavigate Vancouver Island by kayak along some of the most treacherous and storm-battered coastlines on earth ... an inspiring chronicle of the adventure of a lifetime and a visual celebration of the untamed spirit of Canada's west coast ... for kayakers, seafarers, armchair adventurers and all lovers of wild places." (dust jacket). Signed by Author & Illustrator on Half Title Page. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Dag Goering (photography) . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Clear Brodart Covering.

$125.00