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De Colon a Humboldt. Latinoamerica Fin de Milenio [vol.] 11

De Colon a Humboldt. Latinoamerica Fin de Milenio [vol.] 11

by Zea, Leopoldo [and] Mario Magallon, compiladores

Mexico D.F.: Instituto Panamericano de Geografia e Historia / Fondo de Cultura Economica, 1999. Paperback. 133p., scholarly journal in glossy 8x5 inch wraps decorated in color; faintest signs of any age or handling, entirely sound, clean and free of any markings. A fine copy. Coleccion Latinoamerica Fin de Milenio. Bicentenario del otro descubrimiento de Alejandro de Humboldt.
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$20.00
Tibet: land of gentlemen brigands. Retracing the steps of Alexandra David-Néel

Tibet: land of gentlemen brigands. Retracing the steps of Alexandra David-Néel

by Baldizzone, Tiziana and Gianni

Vercelli: White Star, 2004. 160p., very good hardcover in dj, dj rubbed at top of spine panel, otherwise a lovely copy of this lavishly illustrated book.
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$18.00
The ISC Newsletter; International Society of Cryptozoology. Spring, 1982, Vol. 1, No.1 [consecutive to] Vol. 11, No. 4  [unbroken run of the first eleven years] ergo forty-four unduplicated fastenings

The ISC Newsletter; International Society of Cryptozoology. Spring, 1982, Vol. 1, No.1 [consecutive to] Vol. 11, No. 4 [unbroken run of the first eleven years] ergo forty-four unduplicated fastenings

by Greenwell, J. Richard, editor

Tucson: the society, 1982. All items in very good shape: perfectly sound, clean and unmarked except for our consigner's code writ lightly in pencil (we've erased a couple, piece of cake). Remarkably stable format: each item runs twelve pages, no double issues, good alkaline paperstock, same editor, staplebound 11x8.5 inch self-wraps with a triple-column text leavened with b&w vignette photographs and drawings. One extra, a duplicate of v.2n.2, accompanies. One expedition confirmed that what Indonesian... Read more
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$200.00
The soul of Central Africa: a general account of the Mackie Ethnological Expedition

The soul of Central Africa: a general account of the Mackie Ethnological Expedition

by Roscoe, John

London: Cassell and Co. Ltd, 1922. Hardcover. 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xvi, 336 pp, frontis, 105 illus on 56 plates, from photos, folding map, glossary, index. orig pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine title lettering. Ex libris copy with minimal markings, shelf wear, darkened endpapers, rear hinge starting.
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$40.00
The Remarkable Expedition: The Story of Stanley's Rescue of Emin Pasha from Equatorial Africa

The Remarkable Expedition: The Story of Stanley's Rescue of Emin Pasha from Equatorial Africa

by Manning, Olivia

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1985. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. Illustrated with a black & white map. xii, 275 pages . Reprint. Trade Paperback.
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AU$12.00
Viaggio a Pompei a Pesto e di ritorno ad Ercolano en a Pozzuoli

Viaggio a Pompei a Pesto e di ritorno ad Ercolano en a Pozzuoli

by ROMANELLI, Domenico

Napoli, Angelo Trani, 1817En 8vo. 2 Tomos. T.I, 288pp, plano desplegable de Pompei y plano desplegable de Pianta.; T. II, 276pp + 1 grabado + un plano desplegable. Encuadernación rústica original, presente en ambos tomos. Papel hecho a mano con corte irregular, nunca cortado. Tomo I con rastro de gusano en varias páginas, con leve afectación de texto.Edición enriquecida con todos los nuevos descubrimientos, un plano muy exacto de Pompeya y el viaje a Pozzuol. Romanelli, Domenico (1756-1819) Abbé.... Read more
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$420.00
Viaje Pintoresco al Rededor del Mundo

Viaje Pintoresco al Rededor del Mundo

by D´URVILLE, Dumont M

México: Boix, Besserer Compañía, Editores y Libreros, 1852 – 1853.
En folio, dos tomos en un volumen: Tomo I: 521 + 1 h. + 1 lámina; Tomo II: 452 p. + 1 h + Mapamundi plegable en color. Elegante encuadernación moderna en piel azul , con gofrado y dorados al frente, reverso y lomo con nervios y decoraciones en dorado y tejuelos en rojo y verde. A lo largo del texto el papel se ha oscurecido. Muy bien marginado, contiene numerosas ilustraciones en blanco y negro.
Serie: Biblioteca universal... Read more
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$250.00
The genesis of British Egyptology 1549 - 1906

The genesis of British Egyptology 1549 - 1906

by Wortham, John David

Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971. xvi+171p., rubricated title page, first edition boards in dj; preface, notes, bibliography, index, b&w plates, maps. Chronological account of the origins and early development of British Egyptology laced with scholarly sarcasm. Attractive copy neatly price-clipped.
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$15.00
México 1848

México 1848

by PHILLIPS, John

México, Manuel Quesada Brandi, 1965En folio.3h; 26 láminas a color. Encuadernación del editor a plena piel con título y águila gofrados. Lomo oscurecido y con desgaste natural por el tiempo. Interiores muy limpios y en excelentes condiciones.Edición facsimilar de la original, publicada en Londres, 1848 por Day & Son. Edición limitada a 1000 ejemplares numerados, siendo este el no. 835.Excelente ejemplar.
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$400.00
Fray Marcos de Nizza's the discovery of New Mexico

Fray Marcos de Nizza's the discovery of New Mexico

by Bandelier, Adolph F

Santa Fe: Thistle Press, 1979. 26p., 5.5x8.5 inches, bookplate otherwise very good limited edition reprint from The New Mexico Historical Review one of 350copies in stapled wraps.
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$12.00
Saga Forta Ross. (volume 1)

Saga Forta Ross. (volume 1)

by Petrov, V.P

San Francisco: Globus, 1961. First volume only of the pair; 182p., lightly edgeworn wraps, text in Russian.
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$15.00
On the Trail of the Pigmies; an anthropological exploration under the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History and American Universities; photographic work under the guidance of Dr. George Burbank Shattuck; foreword by Robert H. Lowie

On the Trail of the Pigmies; an anthropological exploration under the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History and American Universities; photographic work under the guidance of Dr. George Burbank Shattuck; foreword by Robert H. Lowie

by Vanden Bergh, Dr. Leonard John, Dr. George Burbank Shattuck

New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. Hardcover. xiv+264p., frontis-photo, preface, introduction, illustrations, map, very good reprint edition of work originally published in 1921 by McCann, in publisher's original brown cloth and gilt.
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$12.00
Mountaineering and Explorations in the Karakoram Range. Prepared for American Alpine Club Expeditions Committee, Summer 1957 [2 copies; with] Mountaineering Expeditions in Garhwal, Kumaon, and Tehri Garhwal. Prepared for the Expedition's Committee of the AAC by Adams Carter - April 24, 1955. [3 items plus ephemera]

Mountaineering and Explorations in the Karakoram Range. Prepared for American Alpine Club Expeditions Committee, Summer 1957 [2 copies; with] Mountaineering Expeditions in Garhwal, Kumaon, and Tehri Garhwal. Prepared for the Expedition's Committee of the AAC by Adams Carter - April 24, 1955. [3 items plus ephemera]

by Dunn, Frederick L., M.D. / Adams Carter

Atlanta GA: unpublished; supplied by authors, 1957. Karakoram item by Dunn looks like a finished copy plus a penultimate draft. Finished item is ribbon-copy of a typescript typed recto-only doublespace, a neat job on alkaline stock with at least one emendation in ink, fastened into an unmarked generic binder. No illustrations. This ribbon copy is accompanied by a nearly-illegible carbon on onionskin; initial leaves appear identical, terminal leaves differ and have a line map with color added, it too is... Read more
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$50.00
To the Inland Empire: Coronado and our Spanish legacy

To the Inland Empire: Coronado and our Spanish legacy

by Udall, Stewart L., photographs by Jerry Jacka

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1987. Hardcover. xviii, 222p., 8.5x11 inches, profusely illustrated with Jacka's photos and with maps, signed and dated by Udall on the f.e.p., very good first edition in green cloth boards and gilt, unclipped dj.
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$20.00
Voyage pittoresque  autour du Monde.

Voyage pittoresque autour du Monde.

by DUMONT, D´urgirle

Paris, Furne et Cie, 1843.En 4o. 2 volúmenes. Encuadernación en holandesa con piel. Extremidades con desgaste por uso. Páginas de título con sello de librería. Ligeras manchas a lo largo de textos. (2), VIII, 576 pp.; (4), 584 pp + numerosos grabados y mapas plegables.
Selección de importantes viajes de descubrimientos desde Magallanes en adelante. Los seis mapas plegables son del famoso viaje de Dumont abordo del navío L'Astrolabe, 1826-1829, 1830-1834
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$1,420.00
Arka Tagh: the mysterious mountains

Arka Tagh: the mysterious mountains

by Holgate, William

The Ernest Press, 1994. Hardcover. 154p., endpaper photos, maps, numerous clear color photos, bibliography, index, very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj.
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$15.00
In Search of Genghis Khan. Photography by Paul Harris

In Search of Genghis Khan. Photography by Paul Harris

by Severin, Tim

New York: Atheneum, 1992. Hardcover. xii, 241p., illustrated with two doublespread line maps and lots of nice sharp photographs (some in color), first American edition in clothbacked boards and dust jacket. The casing is just slightly edgeworn and the former owner has rubberstamped shelf-side (bottom edge) of the textblock and the front free endpaper, neatly. The dj (unclipped) is also mildly edgeworn, a little more so (no tears). A sound, clean copy.
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$15.00
Remarkable Californians

Remarkable Californians

by Roddy, W. Lee

Ceres: Self-published by the author, 1970. 32p., 6x9.25 inches, epilogue, author bio, illustrated with drawings by Darlene Davi, very good booklet in original stapled pictorial wraps. Short biographies of "remarkable Californians" published on the 201st anniversary of California's founding.
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$20.00
My Kalulu, prince, king, and slave; a story of Central Africa, with illustrations

My Kalulu, prince, king, and slave; a story of Central Africa, with illustrations

by Stanley, Henry M

New York: Negro Universities Press, 1969. xiv, 432p., preface, illustrations, staining in the gutters of the first and last few pahes, otherwise very good reprint edition in brown cloth and gilt.
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$20.00
Our sister republic: a gala trip through tropical Mexico in 1869-70.

Our sister republic: a gala trip through tropical Mexico in 1869-70.

by EVANS, Albert S

Hartford, Columbian Book Company, 1870.En 8vo. 1 h con Retrato de autor en frontispicio; 518p; 1 h con publicidad. Encuadernación original en tela tapa dura, con las tapas reforzadas en lomo y guardas. Frente con águila dorada al centro, lomera con títulos en dorado y reverso con monograma del editor gofrado. Páginas 199-202 faltas de margen pero texto completo. Numerosas ilustraciones a lo largo del texto.Narración llena de detalles del viaje realizado por la comitiva del político William H.... Read more
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$290.00
Odiseo, fantasía o realidad

Odiseo, fantasía o realidad

by Santiago Cruz, Francisco

Mexico City: Editorial Jus, 1976. 76p., first edition, wraps, maps, part of its blue laminate torn off at top of front cover else good. Number 1250 of 2000 copies. Myth and reality in Homer's Odyssey.
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$18.00
This Cold Heaven: seven seasons in Greenland [signed]

This Cold Heaven: seven seasons in Greenland [signed]

by Ehrlich, Gretel

New York: Pantheon, 2001. Hardcover. xv, 377p., endpaper maps, preface, sources, bibliography, index, illustrations and maps, signed by the author on the title page, very good first edition in boards and unclipped dj.
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$15.00
Balboa: conquistador; the soul-odyssey of Vasco Núñez, discoverer of the Pacific

Balboa: conquistador; the soul-odyssey of Vasco Núñez, discoverer of the Pacific

by Garrison, Omar V

New York: Lyle Stuart, 1971. Hardcover. 256p., very good first edition in cloth boards and price-clipped dj.
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$12.00
Contribució a un biografia de Gaspar Portolà

Contribució a un biografia de Gaspar Portolà

by Carner-Ribalta, J

Barcelona: Rafael Dalmau, 1966. Paperback. 62p., 5x6.5 inches, text in Catalan, first edition slim trade paperback in pictorial wraps.
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$15.00
On the trail of the pigmies; an anthropological exploration under the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History and American Universities; photographic work under the guidance of Dr. George Burbank Shattuck; foreword by Robert H. Lowie

On the trail of the pigmies; an anthropological exploration under the cooperation of the American Museum of Natural History and American Universities; photographic work under the guidance of Dr. George Burbank Shattuck; foreword by Robert H. Lowie

by Vanden Bergh, Dr. Leonard John; Dr. George Burbank Shattuck, photography

New York: The James A. McCann Company, 1921. xiv+264p., line map and plentiful on-site photography on inserted coated stock, first edition textured green boards gilt; mild external wear (spine lettering is dim through handling), but entirely clean and sound within, and inscribed and signed by Vanden Bergh on the ffep. Despite qualms generated by the ill-chosen frontispiece (author posing tallishly with pygmy women), Shattuck's "guided" photography is quite good, if not well-reproduced.
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$17.00