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Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections.

By James A. Michener.

New York, NY Fawcett: Crest Books, 1969. Paperback First Edition Thus [1969]; First Printing, so stated. First Edition Thus [1969]; First Printing, so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use; light wear to extremities, with some faint creases at the lower corner of the front panel and a 1/16" chip at same; mild rubbing and the faintest soiling to the wrapper covers; single faint crease at backstrip and another at upper rear corner; binding square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and several minor flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.05 x 4.25 x 1.5 inches). 960 pages. Illustrated with numerous duotone Photographs by Robert Vavra throughout the text. Language: English. Weight: 15.5 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$10.00

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values.

By Robert M. Pirsig.

London, UK Bodley Head , 1974. Hardcover First Edition UK [1974], so stated. First Edition UK [1974], so stated. Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities, with a little crimping to the heel of the backstrip and very mild crimping to the head of same; very faint thumbing at the fore edge; barely discernible soiling to the panels; the corner tips very mildly bumped. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor cosmetic flaws. Not far from 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.75 x 5.65 x 1.3 inches). 412 pages. Brown paper over boards with gilt titles at the back strip. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 5.4 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ. Enduring cult classic that has sold millions of copies worldwide since it was first published. The study of the art of motorcycle maintenance is really a miniature study of the art of rationality itself. Working on a motorcycle, working well, caring, is to become part of the process, to achieve an inner peace of mind. The motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.The real cycle you're working on is a cycle called 'yourself' .

$70.56

Pisa: Artistic Guide (Trilingual Italian - English - French Edition).

Pisa, Italy Edizioni FE.BA, 1953. Paperback Probable later Edition, [1952]. Good in Wraps: shows faint dampstains at the rear panel; light wear to the extremities; some faint stress-creasing to the front panel; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome little volume, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a little wear and several flaws. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.85 x 4.95 x 0.2 inches). 52 pages. Artistic Guide. Text in Italian, English, and French. 27 original photographs in black & white. Weight: 2.5 ounces. Copyright 1952. Paperback:

$5.88

Crete: Knossos, Phaistos, Aghia Triada, Gortyn, Malia, Zakros, Gournia, Herakleion Museum, Aghias Nikolaos Museum, Chania Museum Paperback – 1983 by (Author), (Translator).

By Dora Konsola.

John Decopoulos, 1983. Paperback Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of rubbing to the panels; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only the very mildest wear. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.7 x 0.35 inches). 128 pages. Profusely illustred in color, with maps, floor-plans of temples, palaces, etc. Translated by Alexandra Doumas. Language: English. Weight: 15 ounces. The panels havd blue and gold background fields. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. Language: English ASIN: Shipping Weight: 11 ounces

$7.64

Orvieto: Art - History - Folklore.

By Roberto Donati .

Orvieto, Italy Edizioni plurgraf, 1984. Paperback Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: a touch of sunning to the orange-toned background field of the backstrip (the white titles thereon are therefore less distinct than when new); very mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; the bindingis square and secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creases to the covers. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only very mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 7.8 x 0.4 inches). 96 pages. Profusely illustrated with color photographs. Language: English. Weight: 13.5 ounces. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$2.45

In the South Seas.
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In the South Seas.

By Robert Louis Stevenson .

Aegypan Press, 2005. Paperback Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: just a hinrt of wear to the extremities; a small stain at the bottom edge of the test block; two very faint creases to the rear panel; the binding leans off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, showing the mildest wear and a single flaw. Bright and Clean. Close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6.15 x 0.55 inches). 227 pages. Language: English. Weight: 12 ounces. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$10.00

Snow Man: John Hornby in the Barren Lands.
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Snow Man: John Hornby in the Barren Lands.

By Malcolm Thomas Waldron.

New York, NY Kodansha International, 1997. Paperback Reprint Edition (1997); First Printing of this edition. This title was first published in 1931. Reprint Edition (1997); First Printing of this edition. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only a former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the upper corner of the front endpaper; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, showing a single minor flaw; not quite absolutely pristine, but remains very close to it. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches). xxii, 292 pages. Maps. Introduction by Lawrence Millman. Language: English. Weight: 12.3 ounces. This title was first published in 1931 in hardcover. Trade Paperback.

$8.23

Villa Adriana (Hadrian's Villa) Near Tivoli.

By Salvatore Aurigemma.

Tivoli, Italy Arti Grafiche A. Chicca, 1964. Paperback Fifth Edition (1964) revised. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a hint of wear to the extremities; very mild rubbing and a touch of soiling to the open-weave wrapper covers; the heel of the backstrip is very mildly bumped; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. Former bookseller's rubber-stamped logo at the title page, else free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a minor flaw and the faintest wear; but remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable: in fact, in overall appearance, remains virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.4 x 5.1 x 0.35 inches). 85 pages of text, plus an extensive section of black & white photographs and fold-out maps and maps and photographs interspersed throughout the text (31 in all, plus 13 drawings, and a fold-out plan, drafted by the Rome School of Engineers, and brought up to date). Translated and Revised by Professor A.W. Van Buren. Black titles with crimson designs at the front panel. Cream open-weave paper wrappers. A handsome little volume. Language: English. Weight: 5.6 ounces. Paperback.

$17.15

Journey: Travel Diary of a Daydreamer.
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Journey: Travel Diary of a Daydreamer.

By Guy Billout .

Mankato, MN Creative Education: Creative Editions, 1993. Hardcover First Edition [1993], so stated. First Edition [1993], so stated. Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Both book and DJ show only minute indications of use: The Book's binding shows barely discernible lean, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses. notations, marks, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ shows a tiny tear near the upper front corner tip; else, flawless; the price has not been clipped. Overall, very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. Oblong 8vo. (8.75 x 11.1 x 0.5 inches). 32 pages. Weight: 1 pound. Age Range: 9 and up. Hardback with DJ.

$11.96

The World, the World.
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The World, the World.

By Norman Lewis.

New York, NY Henry Holt , 1997. Hardcover First Edition USA [1997], First Printing indicated. First Edition USA [1997], First Printing indicated. Very Good in Near Fine DJ: The Book shows just a hint of shelving wear to the lower extremities; the former owner's name and address rubber-stamped at the front and rear endpapers; the binding shows some lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. The DJ shows only the mildest rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 293 pages. Hardback with DJ.

$5.29

Le Strade Christiane per Roma: Via Francigena, Via Romea, Strada di Gerusalemme (Italian Edition).

By Francesco DuFour.

Milan, Italy Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, 1998. Paperback First Edition [1998], unstated. Near Fine: shows only the most minute indications of use: Mild rubbing to the lamination. Discoloration at the bottom edge of the front end papers and at the upper porton of both panels near the hinges. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 240pp. Profusely illustrated in Color. First Edition [1998], unstated. Paperback: Flexible Laminate boards.

$32.63

Two Rivers: Travels in West Africa on the Trail of Mungo Park.

By Peter Hudson.

London, UK Chapmans Publishers Ltd. , 1992. Paperback First Edition Thus [1992], so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: barely discernible wear to the extremities; a tiny scuff at the upper front panel where a sticker has been removed; mild rubbing to the rear panel of the wrapper covers; a couple of hairline creases at the backstrip; the binding is slightly concave, but remains square and secure; the text is clean. Not without several minor flaws, but in overall appearance remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. xvii, 251 pages. First Edition Thus [1992], so stated. Chapmans published a hardcover edition the previous year. Trade Paperback.

$5.88

Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and Selected Travel Writings.
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Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes and Selected Travel Writings.

By Robert Louis Stevenson.

New York, NY Oxford University Pr: Oxford World Classics, 1992. Paperback First Edition in this form [1992], so stated. First Edition in this form [1992], so stated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 334pp. Edited and with an Introduction by Emma Letley. The World's Classics Series. Mass Market Paperback. This volume of Stevenson's travel writings includes his first published book An Inland Voyage (1878) - a vivid account of a canoe voyage in Belgium and France in two sail-powered skiffs, named Cigarette and Arethusa - and Stevenson's popular description of a tour with his recalcitrant donkey Modestine, Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879). Stevenson's natural affinity for France, his appreciation of its landscape, and his enthusiasm for the French way of life are borne out by these works, which prompted a contemporary critic to suggest that he was `a Frenchman born out of place', rather than `a Scotsman of the Scots'. In addition to these longer pieces, a selection of travel essays deriving from the writer's experiences on the C te d'Azur, at Fontainbleau, and in the Swiss Alps reveal Stevenson's iconoclasm, his unconventionality, and the Bohemian stance which brought about his confrontation with the Edinburgh literary establishment.

$33.71

60 Selected Pictures of the Mikado's Empire [Coloured by Hand]: "Fine Souvenir for Visit to Japan"

Tokyo, Japan publisher unstated, presumed printed in Japan , 1902. Hardcover First Edition [1902], unstated. Very Good: light rubbing to extremities; cloth 'binding' at head and heel of spine is broken at front, causing loosening, but string is strong and intact); all tinted photographic images are in excellent condition. A beautiful and rare Japanese item. Oblong 8vo. 60 fine photogravure images, 100x145mm, on 59 leaves, 150x220mm (one plate has two images), all coloured by hand, tied into publisher's boards covered in colour-patterned cotton cloth with applied paper label title as above. 60 pages (printed one side only). No text except for the English language caption below each picture. Pastedown title at front board. Decorative cloth over boards. Pages attached to boards by a tied string. Dated (as before 1912) by the 38th picture which refers to the enthronement of the "present" emperor in 1868 (Emperor Mutsuhito,actually enthroned in 1867, who died in 1912. Have seen these volumes dated at 1901-2 but don't know the basis for that. First Edition [1902], unstated. Hardcover: No DJ, as issued.

$196.00

Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.
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Huatulco and Puerto Escondido.

By Sarah Kresh .

New York, NY Ulysses Travel Guides, 2000. Paperback First Edition [2000], unstated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of thumbing to the fore-edge. The binding remains square and secure; The text is clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 208 pages. Ulysses Due South Series. Travel Better, Enjoy More. First Edition [2000], unstated. Mass Market Paperback. Huatulco and Puerto Escondido, in Oaxaca, Mexico, are picture-perfect resort towns with pristine half-moon beaches, crystalline azure waters, bustling nightlife and untouched wilderness - something for everyone. From the pounding Pacific to the majestic Sierra Madre del Sur, from the impressive landscape of La Bocana, to the inspiring beauty of the Manialtepc and Chacahua lagoons, the land and the people are always generous, making a visit to this region an unforgettable experience. In this guide you will find a wide selection of the best hotels and restaurant for every budget, from beach-side palapas to elegant resorts. There are descriptions of the sights and beaches, star-rated to help you make the most of your time as well as the inside scoop on outdoor activities such as scuba diving, surfing and nature tours.

$588.00

Venice: An Anthology Guide.

By Milton Grundy.

London, UK A. & C. Black, 1985. Paperback Fourth Edition, in New Format. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; very mild rubbing to wrapper covers; a crease from top to bottom of the front panel; some notations at the rear endpaper; the binding remains square and secure; the text is clean. No longer pristine, but despite several minor flaws, remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 215pp. Profusely illustrated with duotone drawings and photographs. Preface by John Julius Norwich. Fourth Edition, in New Format [1985]. Trade Paperback.

$4.70

China Passage.

By John Kenneth Galbraith .

New York, NY Paragon House: Tesoro Books, 1989. Paperback First Ed Thus, so stated. First Ed Thus, so stated. Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities and the mildest rubbing; sunning to the backstrip has blanched the titles. Binding square and secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 143pp. Photography by Marc Riboud. Trade Paperback. John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 – 2006) was a Canadian and, later, American economist, public official, and diplomat, and a leading proponent of 20th-century American liberalism. His books on economic topics were bestsellers from the 1950s through the 2000s, during which time Galbraith fulfilled the role of public intellectual. In macro-economical terms he was a Keynesian and an institutionalist. Galbraith was a long-time Harvard faculty member and stayed with Harvard University for half a century as a professor of economics. He was a prolific author and wrote four dozen books, including several novels, and published more than a thousand articles and essays on various subjects. Among his most famous works was a popular trilogy on economics, American Capitalism (1952), The Affluent Society (1958), and The New Industrial State (1967). Galbraith was active in Democratic Party politics, serving in the administrations of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. He served as United States Ambassador to India under the Kennedy administration. His prodigious literary output and outspokenness made him, arguably, "the best-known economist in the world" during his lifetime. Galbraith was one of few recipients both of the Medal of Freedom (1946) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2000) for his public service and contribution to science. The government of France made him a Commandeur de la Légion d'honneur.

$24.50

To a Distant Island.
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To a Distant Island.

By James McConkey.

Philadelphia, PA Paul Dry Books, Inc. , 2000. Paperback First Ed; First Printing indicated. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 203pp. Trade Paperback. In 1890, Anton Chekhov traveled across Russia to the island of Sakhalin to visit a prison colony there and write a book about what he found. The trip was so arduous as to be almost suicidal, and no-one has ever clearly understood why Chekhov desired such a journey. James McConkey's To a Distant Island is partially a chronicle of Chekhov's journey, but there is much more to the book than that. McConkey uses Chekhov's letters, the book he wrote when he returned, and various biographies to weave a speculative narrative. There are many gaps in the documentary evidence, and McConkey fills these gaps in with fictional scenes and suppositions, adding color and depth where previously there have only been shadows. He links moments in the journey to Chekhov's own stories and plays with tremendous insight -- indeed, McConkey's odd book offers some of the best literary criticism of Chekhov written in English. Additionally, the book is a sort of memoir. McConkey first discovered Chekhov's Sakhalin letters while traveling in Florence and fleeing depression and discontent with his life, a confluence of psychology and situation which allowed him to be particularly empathetic to Chekhov's journey. At first, his discussion of himself within the book seemed anachronistic and intrusive, but I came to enjoy and even relish the memoiristic elements of To a Distant Island as much as I did the material about Chekhov. I don't know of another book like To a Distant Island. It is lyrical, surprising, informative, and deeply affecting. Chekhov comes alive far more in this slim volume than in all the hundreds of pages of Donald Rayfield's exhaustive recent biography. This book could serve as a fine introduction to Chekhov's life and works, it could be tremendously fascinating to people who are already familiar with Chekhov, and I expect it would even prove to be a rewarding read for lovers of literature in general who have no particular interest in Chekhov. At the very least, if you appreciate fine writing, you will appreciate this book.

$9.41

Dust and Foam, or Three Oceans and Two Continents: Being Ten Years' Wanderings in Mexico, South America, Sandwich Islands, the East and West Indies, China, Philippines, Australia, and Polynesia.

By T. Robinson Warren.

New York, NY Charles Scribner, 1859. Hardcover Second Edition. Second Edition. Fair: shows heavy wear to extremities; front free endpaper removed; pencil design at rear pastedown; heavy rubbing and soiling; outside edges dust-dulled; former owner's names at front flyleaf; heavily foxed; moderate to severe spine lean; binding secure; text clean. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 397pp. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. Lovely frontispiece and title page illustrations Tooled cloth over boards. Second Edition, (1859). Among the places visited and described are Rio de Janeiro, Lima California,Manila, China, Singapore, Melbourne, Polynesia. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'.

$73.50

Among Warriors: A Woman Martial Artist in Tibet.
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Among Warriors: A Woman Martial Artist in Tibet.

By Pamela Logan.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage Departures, 1996. Paperback First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR. First Ed Thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper coversand a very faint crease across the lower rear panel; the backstrip shows a barely discernible crease and the binding shows some lean, but remains perfectly secure; text clean. Remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 298pp. Trade Paperback. In "Among Warriors - A Martial Artist in Tibet", Pamela Logan frankly relates her travel experiences, documenting the emotional and physical challenges she faced. She courageously reveals the beginning steps of her growing understanding and appreciation for the Buddhist faith as she searches for the elusive warriors of Kham; none of the typical travel writer's pretence at omnipotence here - Logan is open to what the experience brings her and we are fortunate to share vicariously in her journey. In addition, she faithfully and vividly describes a relatively unknown part of the world. There was never a dull page or unnecessary word, much like the movements of the kata. She takes us all on the journey, and how fortunate are we to be along for the ride. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR.

$24.50

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