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    The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by Troost, J. Maarten

    New York: Broadway Books, 2004 1st ed. 273pp. paperback 8vo: near Fine. A humorous travel memoir of life on Tarawa in the Republic of Kiribati.


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    Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings 1985-2000 by Theroux, Paul

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2000 1st ed. 466pp. hardback tall 8vo: near Fine in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover [some light edge foxing; else a nice crisp copy] A collection of essays and travel articles covering the 15 years up to the year 2000. Jacket praise by Jonathan Raban, et al.


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    Sun After Dark: Flights into the Foreign by Iyer, Pico

    New York: Knopf, 2004 1st ed. 223pp. hardback 8vo: Fine in a Fine dj.


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    Away from Home: Canadian Writers in Exotic Places by Dobbs, Kildare, editor

    Toronto: Deneau Publishers, 1988 1st ed. thus. paperback. 326pp. paperback tall 8vo: Very Good [some foxing to edges; else a clean, complete & tight copy] An anthology of Canadian travel writing including pieces by Stephen Leacock, Morley Callaghan, John Glassco, Malcolm Lowry, George Woodcock, Bharati Mukherjee & Brian Moore, et al., 28 in all.


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    Watch, Please, The Donkey: Around the World Travelogue by McGee, Hazel Farley

    New York: Exposition Press. 1972. Octavo Size. Very Good condition in Good+ Dustjacket - now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. DJ is a little rubbed and lightly edgeworn. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs and maps by Dr George McGee. Previous Owners name/details to Preliminary Pages. 108 pages From Helsinki to Honk Kong, from Asuncion to Auckland, each moment of George and Hazel's travels is filled with colour and excitement. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    A Life on the Ocean Wave : The Journals of Captain George Bayly 1824 - 1844 by Bayly, George Captain; Statham, Pamela and Erickson, Rica[Edtied by]

    Melbourne: The Miegunyah Press. 1998. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Near Fine copy in Near Fine dustjacket. DJ now protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Ribbon marker. Illustrated with colour plates. Black and white maps and drawings. 364 pages Captain Bayly made eleven extended voyages around the world in 20 years, visiting most major ports between the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn. . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    Danziger's Adventures from Miami to Kabul by Danziger, Nick

    London: Harpercollins [Harper Collins Publisher]. 1992. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. 290 pages From the glitterati of New York to Afghanistan following the Soviet withdrawal. . 2nd Impression. Hardcover.


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    On the Wallaby: Quest and Adventure in Many Lands by BARRETT, Charles

    Melbourne: Robertsons & Mullens. No DateNo Date. Circa early 1940s. Octavo Size. VERY GOOD condition. No dustjacket. Black & white illustrations. 212pages Pre World War II travels of author/journalist specialising in nature news and articles. Includes his time in the army in Egypt during World War One. . Hardback.


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    The World is All Islands by Nielsen, Carl

    London: The Travel Book Club. 1957. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners and age-toned spine. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Black & white map. 292 pages The story of the author's round the world trip in a two-masted schooner. . Book Club Edition. Hardback.


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    And Other Voyages by Magowan, Robin

    San Diego: MHO & MHO Works, 1986 1st ed. 127pp. paperback 8vo: Very Good+ [top edge is age foxed; else a nice clean and crisp copy] Cover praise from James Merrill, Elizabeth Hardwick, Richard Howard and Peter Levi, who said: "Robin Magowan's travel writings are unlike any other. He is heir to the tradition of Henry Miller. He is for connoisseurs of travel and of life."


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    Core of My Heart, My Country. Women's Sense of Place and the Land in Australia and Canada by Mackellar, Maggie

    Melbourne: Melbourne University Press. 2004. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 330 pages . 1st Edition. Softcover.


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    I Came, I Saw, I Lost My Luggage: Et tu, Royal Swazi Airlines? by Biddlecombe, Peter

    London: Abacus, 1997 1st ed. thus. 421pp. paperback: about Good [some spine creases; text is age browned; edges are foxed; else a complete & tight copy] More hilarity from the traveling businessman author of "French Lessons in Africa."


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    Stuttgart City Guide by Kootz, Wolfgang

    Ubstadt-Weiher, Germany: Kraichgau Verlag, 1998. Softcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Used Book: Trade Paperback Light wear to corners.


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    Around the World on Expenses: I Came, I Saw, I Lost My Luggage by Biddlecombe, Peter

    London: Abacus, 1996 1st ed. thus. 378pp. paperback: Good [text is age browned; edges are foxed; else a clean, complete & tight copy] A humorous view of business travel by a well-traveled Brit.


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    The Ties That Bind: Six Journeys of a Lifetime by Jameson, Julietta

    Sydney: Bantam. 2002. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 317 pages 6 well known Australians return to their family's ''homeland''. . Trade Paperback.


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    Travels with my Briefcase: Around the World on Expenses by Biddlecombe, Peter

    London: Abacus, 1996 reprint. 314pp. paperback: Good+ [some light spine creases; text is age browned; foxing to fore edge; else a clean, complete & right copy] A humorous view of business travel by a well-traveled Brit.


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    Open Return by Bradfield, Catherine

    Canberra: Published by Author. 2002. Octavo Size. Very Good condition. 247 pages The author's 1960s travels through Asia, Israel , UK Switzerland, Russia, FInland and Vanuatu. . 1st Edition. Softcover.


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    The Travels of a Fat Bulldog by Courtauld, George

    London: Abacus Books, 1997 1st ed. thus. 288pp. paperback: near Very Good [text is age browned; edges show some foxing; else a nice uncreased copy] A humorous travel book by a "Queen’s Messenger," or official British royal courier.


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    The Seven League Boots by Halliburton, Richard

    London: Geoffrey Bles. 1946. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made plastic sleeve. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners; DJ spine is age-darkened. Gift inscription to front free endpaper. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 318 pages In this book American traveller, adventurer and author, crosses the Alps like Hannibal on an elephont, visits Russia and speaks with Lenin's widow and the chief assassin of the Romanovs, rides the Rhinocceros' Express in Abyssinia and interviews Haile Selassie, and talks with the King of Arabia outside the gates of Mecca. . 4th Edition. Hardback.


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    Hawaii & Polynesia [Hawaii, Tahiti, Samoa, Figi, New Zealand]. by James Siers

    Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company, Inc. , 1973. Hardcover First Edition [1973], so stated. First Edition [1973], so stated. Near Fine in Very Good DJ: Book shows just a hint of shelf wear and some very mild wear along the top edge; just a hint of toning to the outside edges of the text pags; else flawless, but no longer "fresh"; binding remains square and secure; text clean. DJ shows mild rubbing; light wear to extremities; several short, closed tears along top and bottom edges; price intact; mylar-protected. Overall, remains a clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 4to. 132pp. Endpaper Maps. Green cloth over boards with gilt titles at the back strip. Hardback with DJ.


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    The Earth from the Air 366 Days by Arthus-Bertrand, Yann; Various contributors edited byIsabelle Delannoy

    London: Thames & Hudson. 2003. Oblong Octavo Size [approx 22.8 x 15.3cm]. Near fine condition in pictorial laminated boards in a very good dustjacket. DJ is now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with full page colour photographs by Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Translated from the French by Simon Jones. This is a heavy book and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your part of the world. Unpaginated . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    Siestas and Fiestas by Cox, A. Bertram

    Adelaide: Rigby Limited. 1961. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in a Fair dustjacket [now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve]. Dustjacket is a bit tatty. Black & white illustrations by Douglas Maxted. Maps to endpapers. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. 238pages The irrepressible South Australian trave-addict is let loose on a rather bewildered North and Central America. . 1st Edition. Hardcover.


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    The World's Great Railway Journeys travelling by locomotive through history and around the world. by Wade-Matthews, Max

    London: Select Editions. 2001. Quarto Size. Very Good condition. Profusley Illustrated with Colour photographs. 256 pages Contains accounts of more than 90 of the world's most legendary train journeys. . Reprint. Softcover.


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    Operation Drake by Blashford-Snell, John & Cable, Michael

    London: W. H. Allen. 1981. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. No dustjacket. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Maps to endpapers. 296 pages Operation Drake followed in the footsteps of Francis Drakes' around the world voyage of 1577 . 1st Edition. Hardback.


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    Camera Obscura by Van Hildebrand (Nicolaas Beets)

    A Dutch literary classic originally written in 1839. Camera Obscura is a collection of stories and reflections written by Hildebrand, pseudonym of Nicolaas Beets. He wrote most pieces as a student of theology in Leiden. Camera Obscura ' gives an image of the 19th-century Netherlands by trekschuit and Stagecoach. This is the 23rd Edition of the book printed in The Netherlands in 1904. It is written in the original Dutch. The spine has been broken and is half detached inside of the front cover but still intact and in decent condition. Some of the pages are partially detached, but they are all still there and intact. Cover has normal shelfwear. It has also been signed inside of the front cover by a previous owner. Overall it is in fair, readable condition. (If you can read Dutch).


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