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Wuhu Diary: On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to Her Hometown in China.
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Wuhu Diary: On Taking My Adopted Daughter Back to Her Hometown in China.

By Emily Prager.

New York, NY Random House, 2001. Hardcover First Edition (2001); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence beginning with '2', in accordance with RH's customary practice at the time of publication. First Edition (2001); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence beginning with '2', in accordance with RH's customary practice at the time of publication. Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows only minute indications of use: a couple of barely discernible smudges at the fore-edge; else flawless; the binding square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a single minor flaw. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ is flawless; the price has not been clipped. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.75 x 1 inches). 238 pages. Sixteen pages of black & white photographs. Language: English. Weight: 15.5 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$10.00

Rome and a Villa.
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Rome and a Villa.

By Eleanor Clark.

New York, NY HarperCollins: HarperPerennial, 1992. Paperback First Edition Thus (1992); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1992); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows only a few minor indications of use, however, numerous pages have been turned down at the upper corner and a couple at the lower corner: the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure and the backstrip shows a couple of cleases; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, tighly bound, showing some minor flaws, but in overall appearance remaining close to 'As New'. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.15 x 5.25 x 0.95 inches). ii, 376 pages. Illustrated with Drawings by Eugene Berman. New Preface by the Author. Language: English. Weight: 12.5 ounces. The hardcover edition was published in 1974. Trade Paperback.

$10.78

The Gobi Desert.

By Mildred Cable with Francesca French.

Boston, MA Beacon Press, 1987. Paperback First Edition Thus [1987]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus [1987]; First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just the barest hint of wear to the extremities and the mildest rubbing to the panels; foxing to the inside of the front and rear covers and the text pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the binding leans ever so slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows a couple of minor flaws; but remains a handsome copy: clean, sturdy, and quite presentable: in fact, in overall appearance, remains virtually 'As New'. 8vo. (8 x 5.35 x 1.05 inches). xxi, 303 pages. 48 full-page black & white photographs. Multi-page pull/fold-out black & white map at end of text. Key to oasis names; author's note; color front cover photograph by author. New Introduction by Marina Warner. Language: English. Weight: 11.5 ounces. Virago/Beacon Travelers Series. First published in hardcover by Hodder & Stoughton in 1942. Out of print since 1947.Trade Paperback.

$19.60

Hong Kong.
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Hong Kong.

By Jan Morris.

New York, NY Random House: Vintage Books, 1989. Paperback First Edition Thus [1989], Fourth Printing. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of rubbing to the panels; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.85 inches). 369 pages, including Maps, Reading List, Index, Chronology. Language: English. Weight: 12 ounces. First Edition Thus [1989], Fourth Printing. Trade Paperback.

$4.12

Angkor The Magnificent: The Wonder City of Ancient Cambodia.

By Helen Churchill Candee.

New York, NY Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1924. Hardcover First Edition [1924], unstated. First Edition [1924], unstated (in accordance with Stokes' customary practice). Very Good+: shows very light wear to the extremities and the mildest rubbing overall and some very faint soiling; there is a small superficial spot of scuffing at the outside edge of the front panel; the backstrip shows some foxing (the rest of the book, surprisingly, is free of foxing); the former owner inscribed name is scratched out at the upper front free endpaper. the binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 305pp. Seventy-nine duotone photographic illustrations and a map. Blue boards with cream quarter cloth. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$83.30

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikko.

By Isabella L. Bird .

Rutland, VT Charles E. Tuttle , 1973. Paperback First Edition Thus [1973], so stated. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 336pp. Introduction to this new edition by Terence Barrow, Ph.D., First Edition Thus [1973], so stated. Mass Market Paperback. This is one of the great travel books of all time. First of all it is an adventure. This English woman decided, for some strange reason of health, in 1878 to go to Japan and travel from Tokyo to the island of Hokkaido, roughly 500 miles as the crow flys but much longer by her route. She went "off the beaten track" where Westerners, men or women had never been before. Japan had been opened up to the West only 10 years before her journey. Word of her coming to a village (on horseback) caused such excitement that people that wanted a better view caused the roof of a building to collapse. Changing into night clothes was an ordeal because people would poke holes in the screens to watch her every move. Then there were the bugs and the rain storms and the rivers, etc., etc. This book is beyond well-written and a joy to read - it is a timeless classic.

$19.60

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

Pangoan Diary.

By Ruth Harkness.

New York, NY Creative Age Press, 1942. Hardcover First Ed, unstated. First Ed, unstated. Good+: shows light wear to extremities; some very superficial wear and bumping at the top edge of the rear panel and a mild bump to the lower rear corner; moderate spine lean; faint soiling. Binding secure; text clean. Despite some minor flaws, remains structurally sound and tightly bound, with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 295pp. Illustrated with 12 Photographs in Black & White. Decorated End Papers. Hardback: Lacks DJ. 1942 description of travels in Peru.

$35.87

The Oysters of Locmariaquer.

By Eleanor Clark.

New York, NY HarperCollins: HarperPerennial, 1992. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; mildest rubbing; former owner's name discreetly at the upper front end paper; a barely discernible dampstain at the top edge of the last few pages, imparting the slighest waveiness at that point; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; a tiny nick at the top edge of nine pages. Binding shows the slightest lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 203pp. Illustrated with Drawings by Leonid. Winner of the National Book Award. Trade Paperback. On the northwest coast of France, just around the corner from the English Channel, is the little town of Locmariaquer (pronounced "loc-maria-care"). The inhabitants of this town have a special relationship to the world, for it is their efforts that maintain the supply of the famous Belon oysters, called les plates ("the flat ones"). A vivid account of the cultivation of Belon oysters and an excursion into the myths, legends, and rich, vibrant history of Brittany and its extraordinary people, The Oysters of Locmariaquer is also an unforgettable journey to the heart of a fascinating culture and the enthralling, accumulating drama of a unique devotion.

$9.80

Here is Mexico.

By Elizabeth Borton de Trevino.

New York, NY Farrar, Straus & Giroux: Ariel Books, 1970. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing, so stated. First Ed; First Printing, so stated. Very Good+ in Very Good DJ: Book shows indications of very careful use: just a touch of wear to extremities; binding shows slight lean, while remaining perfectly secure; text clean. DJ shows light wear to extremities; consideable rubbing; price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. No longer 'As New', but remains an attractive, sturdy, and tightly-bound volume with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 198pp. End-Paper Maps. Liberally illustrated with Photographs in Black & White. Hardback with DJ.

$29.40

Six Months in Hawaii.

By Isabella L. Bird.

London, UK Kegan Paul International, 1986. Paperback Reprint Edition. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of rubbing. Binding square and secure; text clean. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 473pp. Introduction by Pat Barr. Reprint Edition, first published in 1875. . Trade Paperback.

$23.91

Among English Inns: The Story of a Pilgrimage To Characteristic Spots of Rural England.

By Josephine Tozier.

Boston, MA L.C. Page & Co., 1902. Hardcover First Ed; later printing. Very Good: shows light wear to extremities; slight spine lean; former owners name at front paste down end paper; the back strip is somewhat darkened, but the titles and designs thereon remain bold and clearly legible. Binding secure; text clean. Despite these minor flaws, remains clean, sturdy, and quite presentable. A Lovely little volume. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 255pgs. Indexed. End Paper Maps. Illustrated with Photos in Black & White. Grey cloth over boards with Gilt titles at the front panel and back strip and brown designs at same. Top Edge Gilt. Deckle Fore-edge. First Edition 6th Printing. Hardback: No DJ 'as issued'. "This little work was undertaken at the request, and for the use, of friends, who lamented that they had seen nothing of rural England, because they needed a guide to lead them to interesting places and characteristic spots. It has been the writer's endeavour to collect here facts about the country districts not mentioned in the ordinary guide-book."

$9.80

Backpacking Through Illusions.

By Vesna Dye.

Huntington, WV University Editions, 1995. Paperback First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very light use; light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to sheen of wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 314pp. Trade Paperback.

$7.55

Tourism in History: From Imperial Rome to the Present.

By Maxine Feifer.

New York, NY Stein & Day Publishers, 1986. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good in Near Fine DJ: Book shows very ight wear to extremities; former owner's tasteful and unused book plate at the front free end paper; there is a very faint damp stain at the top edge near the back strip, imparting a waviness to the top edge fo the last fifty pages or so [no other indications of exposure to dampness or water and there is no whiff of mildew]; binding square and secure; text clean. DJ shows the mildest rubbing; price intact; mylar-protected. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 288pp. Hardback with DJ. entertaining volume considers tourism at eight different periods. The ancient Romans journeyed to Greece, Troy and Egypt; though tourism was in eclipse during most of the Middle Ages, pilgrimages to the Holy Land became a mass phenomenon in the 13th and 14th centuries. The Renaissance saw wealthy Britons traveling to Italy in search of manners, and by the 18th century the Grand Tour of France, Austria, Germany and Italy had become de rigueur for cultivated Britons. The Romantics traveled in search of emotional highs, and the Victorians to learn; tourism became a business in their era. The Belle Epoque was the last gasp for the incredibly rich, who flocked to the Riviera, and the postWorld War II period brought the modern-day explosion in sightseeing.

$6.08