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ALLEN, Alexandra; Travelling Ladies. London, Jupiter, [1980], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 266 pp, illustrations from original sources, bibliog, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, tiny chip), else fine and clean.

The author traces the careers of eight remarkable ladies who flouted the conventions of the nineteenth century in the pursuit of knowledge, spiritual fulfillment or romance including May French Sheldon's trek across Africa, Kate Marsden's journey to leper colonies in Siberia, Alexandra David-Neel in Tibet, Daisy Bates caring for aborigines in Australia, Jane Digby el Mesrab in Europe to Damascus, Mildred Cable in Central Asia, Marianne North, and Isabella Bird Bishop who travelled almost everywhere.

US$5. bookID # 9353


ANDERSEN-ROSENDAL, Jorgen; The Happy Lagoons; Adventures of a South Sea Wanderer. New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, [1961], First edition, translated from Danish, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [xii], 272 pp, illustrations from photos, original cloth backed boards, dj (bit rubbed), else very good overall.

The author's travels to Tonga, Makogai, Samoa, etc.

US$5. bookID # 4301


ANDERSON, Iain F., foreword by Kenneth Macleod; To Introduce the Hebrides. London, Herbert Jenkins, [1933], First edition, 8vo [19.5 x 13.5 cm]; 307, [iv, ads] pp, frontis, illustrations from photos on plates, map endpapers, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, edges rubbed, cover a little faded, good copy.

The author travelled extensively through these islands off the coast of Scotland, providing much on their history. There is a pencilled signature of "Miss MacLeod - A. G. M. B." but its is not known if there is any connection the author of the foreword.

US$8. bookID # 12503


ANDREWS, J. R. H.; The Southern Ark; Zoological Discovery in New Zealand 1769 - 1900. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, [1986], First American Edition, folio [30 x 22 cm]; xii, 237 pp, numerous illustrations and plates, mostly in color, detailed bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, pictorial endpapers, dj, fine and clean copy, unused.

A description of the discovery of the unique fauna such as the Kiwi, Moa, Takahe and the Tuatara beginning with the voyages of Captain Cook to the end of the Victorian era. Attractive illustrations include those of Parkinson, Forster, Lear, Gould, Wolf, Martyn, Keulemans and Donovan cover all aspects of animal, bird, marine and insect life.

US$9. bookID # 10785


ANON [W. J. LEIST], ; Royal Leamington Spa. Leamington Spa and London, Leamington Spa Corporation, nd 1920's ?, , 12mo [13 x 19 cm]; 88 pp, illus, color plates, folding map, ads at rear, original wraps, slight aging but near fine.

Leamington is 90 miles north of London and was a major attraction in its day, this item being a comprehensive handbook of the attractions

US$5. bookID # 2957


ARMS, Myron; Riddle of the Ice; A Scientific Adventure into the Arctic. New York, Anchor Books, Doubleday, [1998], Advanced uncorrected proof copy preceding the First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xvii, 267 pp, maps, bibliog, original pictorial wraps (heavy paper cover), with the Doubleday publicity label on cover, fine and clean.

"Part nautical, part scientific, part environmental, this Myron Arm's account of his return to the Arctic on an investigative voyage to see for himself the complex balance that affects the world's climate systems, and how close we may be to causing cataclysmic changes to our environment. A fascinating read." (Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

US$2. bookID # 4789


BADDELEY, Sir John James; The Guildhall of the City of London; Together with a Short Account of its Historic Associations and the Municipal Work Carried on Therein. London, printed by Eden Fisher & Co., 1921, fifth and revised edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [viii], 211 pp, frontis of City Archives, other illustrations from photos, plans, other illustrations from drwgs, index, original pictorial paper wraps, chipped at spine end and one corner, interior clean and very good.

Includes the history, the great hall, monuments, public meetings, chambers, the library, museum, election of the lord mayor, insignia and household, banquets, sheriffs, their work, etc.

US$5. bookID # 11250


BALF, Todd; The Last River; The Tragic Race for Shangri-la. New York, Crown Publishers, [2000], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [x], 293, [i] pp, illus, map endpapers, original cloth-backed boards with silver spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), fine and clean.

A 'breathtaking account' of the ill-fated expedition of the American whitewater paddling team into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known at the 'Everest of rivers'.

US$5. bookID # 8539


BALLARD, Robert D. with Malcolm McConnell; Explorations; My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea. New York, Hyperion, [1995], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [viii], 407 pp, numerous color illus, original quarter cloth and boards, dj, fine.

The author, who also wrote the Discovery of the Titanic, here describes his many feats including using bathyscaphs and submersible vehicles, exploring ocean life, geology. He describes his discovery of the Titanic, his inching down the liner's grand staircase, at 12,000 feet below sea level. He also explored the Bismarck, sunk in the second world war. It represented a significant breakthrough in deep sea exploration.

US$2. bookID # 2879


BARRETT, Charles; Isle of Mountains; Roaming Through Tasmania. London, New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Cassell & Company, [1944], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xiii, 263 pp, colored frontispiece plate, numerous plates from photos, map, index`, original brown cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, pictorial endpaper, spine edges rubbed, interior quite clean and fine in good cover.

It has been claimed that nowhere else in the world does so much wild beauty exist in such a small area, as Tasmania, and the author's travels and descriptions through this land filled with mountains, rivers, lakes and fine coastal scenery tends to prove it. With descriptions of settlements, people, nature.

US$7. bookID # 12008


BARRETT, Charles; Koowarra; A Naturalist's Adventures in Australia. London, Oxford University Press, 1939, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xii, 315 pp, frontis and plates from the author's photos, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, very good clean copy in dj (chipped at edges, price clipped).

One of Australia's most popular naturalists describes his travels throughout the continent, describing nature, animals, plants, aboriginals, etc, with many illustrations and anecdotes.

US$6. bookID # 12617


BELL, J. J.; Scotland's Rainbow West. London, George G. Harrap & Co., [1933[, First edition, 8vo [20 x 14 cm]; 372 pp, frontis, plates, folding map (short split), bibliog, index, original cloth, spine faded, inscribed on endpaper, very good copy, interior clean.

Travels in the countryside of Scotland, including the Firth of Clyde, Oban, the Great Glen, the western islands.

US$4. bookID # 8102


BELLOTTI, Felice; The Great North. Toronto, Ambassador Books, [1957], First edition in English, translated from Italian, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 253 pp, photo plates, original black cloth, dj (large tear, chip), very good in good dj.

The author travelled in Lapland, the Barents Sea, beyond Ultima Thule, and provides interesting observations on the life and people there.

US$4. bookID # 5984


BERCHEN, Ursala and William; Bermuda Impressions. Bermuda; New York, Baxter's Limited; Hastings House`, [1976], First edition, oblong 4to [21.5 x 26.5 cm]; 128 pp, frontis, filled with illustrations from photos, mostly in color, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, cover very slightly used, else clean and find.

A very well-illustrated picture of Bermuda at that time with a foreword by Terry Tucker.

US$5. bookID # 11917


BILLING, Graham, Guy Mannering; South; Man and Nature in Antarctica. Wellington, A. H. & A. W. Reed, [1964], First edition, 4to [29 x 22 cm]; 86 pp, plus plates with 207 illus, mostly in color, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (short tear, rubbed at corner), else fine and clean copy.

Exceptionally good photographs give a realistic idea of life in the Antarctic. The work describes the New Zealand Antarctic Research Programme and what has been achieved in exploration and scientific research.

US$8. bookID # 5888


BLACK, David (editor), illustrated by Stephen Lee; Carl Linnaeus Travels. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1979], First Edition, sm 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 108 pp, frontis (port), illus, mainly in color, some full-page, glossary, bibliog, classification diagrams. ep facsimiles, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (small crease), fine.

Extracts from three major expeditions made in Sweden by one of the greatest and most influential naturalists.

US$2. bookID # 1893


BLACK, David (editor), illustrated by Stephen Lee; Carl Linnaeus Travels. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1979], First Edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 108 pp, frontis (port), illus, mainly in color, some full-page, glossary, bibliog, classification diagrams. endpaper facsimiles of Linnaeus' handwriting, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine, clean, unmarked.

Extracts from three major expeditions made in Sweden by one of the greatest and most influential naturalists. Beautifully illustrated in color.

US$5. bookID # 12828


BRAY, Warwick, drawings by Eva Wilson; Everyday Life of the Aztecs. London, B. T. Batsford, [1968], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 208 pp, frontis, 97 illustrations including some full-page, from photos and drwgs, maps, index, original red cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped), small private owner's stamp on endpaper, else fine and clean.

A reconstruction of the life and culture of the Aztecs before it was destroyed by the Spanish.

US$3. bookID # 8533


BRINLEY, Gordon; Away to the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia. New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, 301 pp, colorfrontis, illus, color and tinted plates, endpaper maps, illustrations by D. Putnam Brinley, original cloth, fine.

The author and his wife travel from Banff to Calgary, to Mt. Assiniboin, hiking from Moraine Lake, ascend Larch Valley, living in Indian tepees, to Lake Louise, Yoho Valley and to Vancouver, tourists travelling in the then unspoiled regions.

US$6. bookID # 7825


BRINLEY, Gordon; Away to the Canadian Rockies and British Columbia. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, 1938, First Edition, Canadian issue, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; x, 301 pp, colorfrontis, illus, color and tinted plates, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (chipped at edges, tear), near fine in worn but often absent dust jacket, Illustrations by D. Putnam Brinley.

The author and his wife travel from Banff to Calgary, to Mt. Assiniboin, hiking from Moraine Lake, ascend Larch Valley, living in Indian tepees, to Lake Louise, Yoho Valley and to Vancouver, tourists travelling in the then unspoiled regions.

US$7. bookID # 5121


BROWER, Kenneth, photos by Pete Martin, Wilbur Mills, John P. Milton, Gilbert Staender; Earth and the Great Weather: The Brooks Range. San Francisco, Friends of the Earth, McCall Publishing Company, [1973], First Edition, folio [36 x 27 cm]; 188 pp, 59 fine color plates, other illustrations by photos and drwgs, pictorial eps, with the errata slip inserted loose at page 25, usually lacking, original cloth, dj, fine.

Travels and fine photos in Northern Alaska, with observations of Eskimo life and lore.

US$5. bookID # 3352


BROWN, Leslie; Africa, a Natural History. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1978, , roy 4to;299pp, well-illustrated including in color, maps, original cloth, dj, fine.

US$5. bookID # 287


BRUNHOUSE, Robert L.; Frans Blom, Maya Explorer. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, [1976], First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xi, [iii], 291 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, 3 full-page maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj not (price clipped, slightly rubbed at edge), fine, clean copy, unmarked.

The author, an expert on Mayan archaeology, provides the first biography of Blom, who was one of the last pioneers to study the ancient Maya, in Mexico, Guatemala, Chiapas. Blom is still considered a hero in southern Mexico, his former home in San Cristobal de las Casas is now a museum. The book describes the Middle American Research Institute, directed by Blom, in its early years.

US$9. bookID # 12421


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. I, No. 5, September 1930. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1930, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; viii, 363-464, ix-x pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, colored plates, maps including colored map of Canada forestry, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, light cover mark, clean and near fine.

Well-illustrated articles including Unto the Hills by R. Brian Meredith, on the Canadian Rockies with colored paintings by Charles W. Simpson; Green Gold by D. Roy Cameron, on logging and forestry in Canada; Colonization in Quebec by E. M. Kindle; Roof of the World by B. G. Radley, on Himalayas; Where BC ends and Alaska Begins, by Reece Hague, etc. Interesting ads with illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 13590


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. VII, No. 3, September 1933. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1933, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; ii, [101]-159, xiv pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, one in color, maps, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, light cover mark, clean and near fine.

Well-illustrated articles including Solitudes of the Arctic by J. Dewey Soper; A Visit to Satan by Theophile James Meek, about devil-worshippers in Mesopotamia; The Prairie Orchestra by H. H. Pittman, on insects; Winnipeg by Thomas B. Roberton; The Handicraft of Renaissance in Quebec by Oscar A. Beriau, with much on rugs, weaving, etc. Interesting ads with illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 13588


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XII, No. 1, January 1936. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1936, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; ii, 56, viii pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, maps, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, very light wear of cover (crease & light mark), interior is clean and near fine.

Well-illustrated articles including Mapping Canada by F. H. Peters with photos of instruments, aeroplane with camera; Ethiopia by Samuel A. B. Mercer with photo of supposed lost Ark of the Covenant, now hidden in Aksusm (Axum); Land of the Southern Slavs by Madge Macbeth; Objibway of the Lake of the Wood by Jocelyn Baker, etc. Interesting ads with illustrations including by Shelton Hotel in New York at $3 a day; Gold Flake cigarettes, 'The Smoke of the British Empire', etc.

US$9. bookID # 13586


BURPEE, Lawrence J. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XII, No. 2, February 1936. Ottawa, Montreal, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1936, First edition, 8vo [26 x 17 cm]; ii, [57]-110, x pp, numerous illustrations, mostly from photos, including full-page, maps, original heavy paper printed wraps, title and design on front cover, very light wear of cover (light mark), clean and near fine.

Well-illustrated articles including Vagabonding in the Arctic by Thomas H. Inkster; Charting the Great Lakes by Roy F. Fleming; Village Life in Japan by E. H. Cassidy; Old Fort St. John by Philip H. Godsell; A Canadian in Carthage by Gordon Fournier, etc. With interesting ads with illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 13587


BURTON, Anthony and Pip; The Green Bag Travellers; Britain's First Tourists. London, Andre Deutsch, 1978, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 151 pp, numerous illustrations on plates, from early sources, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, small chip on rear panel), near fine in very good dj.

The authors, having unearthed a mass of rare material, reconstructed a picture of society of two centuries ago, when the development of roads and the search for the picturesque, lead to touristic travel and the a surge of new travel books.

US$2. bookID # 13405


BUXTON, Anthony; Travelling Naturalist. London, Collins, 1948, First Edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 224 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos and drwgs, endpaper maps, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, short tear, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good dj, unmarked.

Travels in Caucasus, Asia minor, Britain, Scandinavia, observing wildlife, especially birds, dear, elk and other mammals.

US$5. bookID # 12906


CALDWELL, Elsie Noble; Satin Skirts of Commerce. New York, Richard R. Smith, 1945, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 204 pp, frontis (map), plates from photos, original cloth, dj (wear, tears), else very good, clean copy.

Travels from Capetown to Mozambique, Zanzibar, Mombassa, Seychelles, Goa, Bombay, Agra, Rangoon, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Toga, Samoa and Hawaii, the author describes the peoples, customs, nature, agriculture, trade, with about a hundred photos.

US$5. bookID # 2669


CAMPANA, Antonio; Juan Puig-Ferran; Gran Canaria. Barcelona, , nd, , 8vo; unpaginated, many color photos, original cloth, very good..

US$2. bookID # 45


CASSON, Stanley; Greece and Britain. London, Collins, nd [c1944], , 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 112 pp, 11 colored plates including frontis, 64 other illus, double-page map, original pictorial blue cloth, signature on endpaper, clean and very good copy.

From early accounts of Greek travellers to Britain including Pytheas, Byzantine influences on Anglo-Saxon culture and art, to more recent travels to Britain by Greeks and travels of British to Greece, and later political relations, and interesting work with good illustrations from early art-work.

US$3. bookID # 8656


CATHER, Thomas; Thomas Cather's Journal of a Voyage to America in 1836. London, The Rodale Press, [1955], First Edition, 8vo [20.5 x 13]; 48 pp, title vignette, illus, color plates (including Broadway in 1836), original quarter cloth on pictorialbds, very good.

Travel across the Atlantic and descriptions of American society, cities and political figures of the day.

US$4. bookID # 4990


CATTANI, Alfred; Das ist unser Jahrundert; Profil einer Epoche in Bildern und Dokumenten [This is our century, Profile of an Epoch in Pictures and Documents]. Berlin, Deutsche Buch Gemeinschaft, [1966], , 4to [26 x 21.5 cm]; 248 pp, hundreds of illustrations from photos, timetable, zeittafel, original cloth, dj (worn and chipped), inscribed, very good and clean in worn dj.

Noteworthy for the excellent illustrations. Text in German.

US$3. bookID # 8437


CHAPMAN, F. Spencer; Lightest Africa. London, Chatto & Windus, 1955, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 288 pp, colored frontis, 23 colored plates, 26 black and white plates, from photos by the author, map, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (light wear, light stain on rear panel, not price clipped), small stain on outer edge of text block, good sound copy.

Based on the author's extensive travels, over 17,000 miles during a year in eastern and south-east Africa, where he travelled with his wife and three children, from Cape Town, Basutoland, Swaziland, through the Congo to Uganda, Kenya, Tanganyika (Tanzania), Nyasaland, Zambesi, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), etc, with much on the wildlife, peoples, conditions. Excellent illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 12510


CHAPMAN, Walker [pseud. for Robert Siverburg]; The Loneliest Continent; The Story of Antarctic Discovery. Greenwich, CT, New York Graphic Society Publishers, [1964], First Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; viii, 279 pp, illus, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (short tears, light wear), fine in good dj.

A useful overview of Antarctic exploration from the initial early probings to the scientific expeditions of the 20th century. Spence 248.

US$2. bookID # 7243


CHASE, Ilka; Fresh from the Laundry. Garden City, Doubleday & Company, 1967, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; [viii], 230 pp, 57 photos on 24 pages of plates, pictorial endpapers, original brown cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine ends, price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked in good jacket.

A narrative of the author's travels in the Balkans through Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, before the Soviet empire collapsed, paints interesting pictures of life, conditions, customs, etc. With good photos by her husband, Dr. Norton Brown.

US$5. bookID # 13519


CHEN, Fu Hua; Between East and West; Life on the Burma Road, the Tibet Highway, the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and in the United States. Niwot, Colorado, University Press of Colorado, [1996], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xv, 191 pp, illustrations from photos, map, index, original black cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

The author provides a fascinating account of his management of the construction of the Burma Road, which was vital in World War II, as well as the construction of the Tibet Highway and the reconnaissing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail. His seventy years in the field of civil engineering, together with his personal life make excellent reading.

US$9. bookID # 9366


CLARKE, Thurston; Equator, A Journey. New York, William Morrow and Company, [1988], First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 463, [i] pp, maps, map endpapers, original cloth-backed boards with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

The author spent three years travelling in the equatorial countries of South America, Africa, Malaysia, South Pacific, and provides a fascinating description of the people, conditions, etc.

US$3. bookID # 6818


CLOETE, Stuart; The African Giant; the Story of a Journey. London, Collins, 1956, First British edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 448 pp, frontis from drwg, numerous photo plates, maps, map endpapers showing author's route, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (rubbed at edge, not price clipped), signature on title page, near fine, clean, in very good dj.

Based on the author's extensive travels with his wife including west, central, east and southern Africa. The appendix gives the tribal oaths of the Mau Mau. Conover 29: 'Report on a year of travel covering all Africa south of the Sahara, by a well-known South African novelist'.

US$9. bookID # 9265


CLOETE, Stuart; The African Giant; the Story of a Journey. London, Collins, 1956, First British edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 448 pp, frontis from drwg, numerous photo plates, maps, map endpapers showing author's route, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, light wear on rear panel, very good, interior is quite clean.

Based on the author's extensive travels with his wife including west, central, east and southern Africa. The appendix gives the tribal oaths of the Mau Mau. Conover 29: 'Report on a year of travel covering all Africa south of the Sahara, by a well-known South African novelist'.

US$5. bookID # 11982


CONWAY, Ainslie and Frances; The Enchanted Islands. New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons, [1947], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [x], 280 pp, frontis of authors in their rustic home, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, dj (worn, large piece lacking from spine), very good clean copy in fair to good jacket.

The authors spent five years on the Galapagos Islands with inadequate supplies. The description provides a useful picture of life on the islands at the time, which are now being preserved for its natural treasures, but despite this, has undergone environmental degradation since the 1940s.

US$9. bookID # 13814


COUPER, Alastair, Philip Dawson, Ian Dear, Valerie Fenwick, Norman Friedman, Alison Gale, et al; The Conway History of Seafaring in the Twentieth Century. Washington, Brassey's, [2000], , large 8vo [25.5 x 19 cm]; 224 pp, 24 illustrations from photos, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), clean and fine.

A history of ships and shipping, including naval battles, marine disasters, seamanship, international aspects of shipping including commercial, merchant shipping, passenger ships, sail, yachting, the race to the poles and other explorations, a well-produced marine history by ten prominent writers. The foreword is by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston.

US$5. bookID # 9294


COWIE, Donald; The Campaigns of Wavell, the Inner Story of the Empire in Action, Second Part: September 1940 to September 1941. London, Chapman & Hall, [1942], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; x, 11-252 pp, frontis map, numerous illustrations from photos, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, lightly rubbed at edge, very good clean copy.

A description of the armed forces of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Africa colonies and their battles, etc, in the Middle East, Balkans, Africa during this part of World War II, with some fascinating photos.

US$5. bookID # 10021


CRONIN, Vincent; The Last Migration. London, Rupert Hart-Davis, 1957, , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 343 pp, original cloth, dj (wear at edges, tear, price clipped), very good in good dj.

The author recounts a year with a tribe in Southern Persia (Iran) with details on their lives, struggles, herds, with much on their chief.

US$5. bookID # 8244


CURZON OF KEDLESTON, Marquess (George N. Curzon); edited by Peter King; Travels With a Superior Person. London, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985, First Edition, 4to [26 x 20 cm]; 191, [i] pp, color frontis, over 90 illustrations from early sources, many from Curzon's own collection, photos, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj [price clipped], fine, clean, unmarked.

Some of Curzon's best writing extracted from his Russian in Central Asia, Tales of Travel and Leaves from a Viceroy's Note-book, written between 1889 and 1926, and based on his extensive travels in north Africa, Asia, Europe, Persian Gulf, etc. Curzon, later in his life, became Viceroy of India and Foreign Secretary and travelled extensively, describing his experiences with great wit

US$3. bookID # 12405


DALE, Edwin L. Jr.; Conservatives in Power, a Study in Frustration. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, 1960, First edition, small 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 214 pp, original cloth, dj (bit rubbed), near fine in vg dj.

US$3. bookID # 4531


DALLYN, Gordon M. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XIX, No. 1, July 1939. Ottawa, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1939, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; viii, 1 - 100, ix-x11 pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from photos, fascinating advertisements, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lightly rubbed, very good complete copy.

The premier geographical journal in Canada, very well illustrated. Articles include: The King and Queen Visit their Kingdom of Canada by Gustave Lanctot, Canada's Participation in the World's Fair by J. G. Parmelee, etc.

US$5. bookID # 13116


DALLYN, Gordon M. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XLIII, No. 6, December 1951. Ottawa, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1951, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; v, [228] - 274, vi-xvii pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from photos, fascinating advertisements, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lightly rubbed, very good complete copy.

The premier geographical journal in Canada, very well illustrated. Articles include: The Royal Visit 1951 (Princess Elizabeth, etc, The First Canadian Christmas Carol by Mabel W. Godwin, Canadian Geography and National Culture by Wilfrid Eggleston, etc.

US$5. bookID # 13118


DALLYN, Gordon M. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XVII, No. 6, December 1938. Ottawa, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1938, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; v, 273 - 319, v-xv pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from photos, fascinating advertisements, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lightly rubbed, very good complete copy.

The premier geographical journal in Canada, very well illustrated. Articles include: The Story of Canadian Art by Donald Buchanan, Canadian Universities, Norway by C. Rasmussen and Gilbert Hale, etc.

US$2. bookID # 13115


DALLYN, Gordon M. (editor); Canadian Geographical Journal, Vol. XXII, No. 4, April 1941. Ottawa, The Canadian Geographical Society, 1941, First edition, 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; vi, 163 - 220, vii-xiv pp, numerous illustrations in color and black and white from photos, fascinating advertisements, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, lightly rubbed, very good complete copy.

The premier geographical journal in Canada, very well illustrated. Articles include: Development of Radio Communication in Canada by Arthur L. Neal; Trees of our Western Forestes by Laing; Luxembourg, the City and the Country by Fanon, etc.

US$3. bookID # 13117


DANA, Richard Henry; Two Years Before the Mast, a Personal Narrative of Life at Sea. Philadelphia, Henry Altemus Company, nd [c1915], , 8vo; 432 pp, color frontis, color plates, other illus, pictorialend papers, vocabulary of sea terms, original pictorial cloth, pictorialspine, light shelf wear, very good copy of a later printing of this travel classic..

The author sailed aboard the brig Pilgrim on August 1835 from Boston to the California coast. His observations of the poor treatment of merchant sailors at the hands of unconcerned owners and tyrannical ship masters lead to action by the US congress and the improvement of the lot of American seamen. Sabin I, 18488: 'If not thte most widely read book on California, this ranks exceedingly hing on such a list'. His description of California is our only trusworthy account before the 1849 gold rush, especially for its description of ranching and social life in Mexican times.

US$5. bookID # 1800


DAVIS, Wade; The Clouded Leopard; Travels to Landscapes of Spirit and Desire. Vancouver, Toronto, Douglas & McIntyre, [1998], First edition, 8vo [23.6 x 16 cm]; viii, 231 pp, original black cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean and unmarked (as new).

Davis, author of several fine travel books and explorer with National Geographic, writes here of remote regions he has explored including the rain forest of Borneo, mountains of Tibet, Arctic, Sahara, etc, describing the first hallucinogen from the animal kingdom, the cactus cults of Peru, the Vodoun priests of Haiti, the Inuit narwhal hunters on Baffin Island and others. 'Davis writes magnificently with verve when describing his many adventurous field trips, telling science or history and vivid fantasy when portraying hallucinogenic trances. . . spellbinding' [New York Times].

US$6. bookID # 12808


DICK-READ, Robert; Sanamu; Adventures in Search of African Art. London, Ruper Hart-Davis, 1964, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 271 pp, frontis map showing the author's route, other maps including double-page, photo illustrations plus numerous illustrations from drawings by the author, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, dj (lightly worn at edges), fine in vg dj.

The author, who at one time owned an art shop in Mombasa, travelled extensively in over 20 countries in Africa. An interesting work describing the local art in many parts of Africa with good illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 5923


DODGE, Ernest S.; Beyond the Capes; Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger, 1776-1877. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, [1971], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xv, 429 pp, colorfrontis, plates, maps, map endpapers, bibliog, table of Pacific voyages, original cloth, dj (tears, edge wear), fine in vg dj, presentation inscription, signed by author on half title.

A detailed and interesting survey.

US$5. bookID # 2682


DOS PASSOS, John; Easter Island, Island of Enigmas. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, 1971, , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xi, [iii], 150 pp, illustrations mostly from photos on plates, endpaper maps, original cloth, spine title lettering, spine repair, dj (tear, light wear, not price clipped), interior quite good and clean.

A narrative of the popular author's travels on the island with his comments on earlier travels there, anthropological detective work, adventures.

US$7. bookID # 11357


DOUGLAS, William O.; My Wilderness; East to Katahdin. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, [1961], , 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 290 pp, illustrations from drawings by Francis Lee Jaques, 13 maps on endpapers, original cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, dj (light wear, spine a little faded), fine in good dj.

A narrative of the author's travels through primitive areas of the US including Maroon Bells in Colorado, Wind River Mountains in Wyoming, North Fork of Virgin river in Utah, Baboquivari in Arizona, Quetico-Superior, Florida Everglades, Great Smokies, White Mountains, the Allagash, etc.

US$5. bookID # 10203


DURANT, Mary and Michael Harwood; On the Road with John James Audubon. New York, Dodd, Mean & Company, [1980], First Edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xiii, 638 pp, numerous illus, endpaper maps, index, original cloth, dj, fine.

The authors followed Audubon's trails on a camping expedition over a 13 month period, with hundreds of stops, through North America. Their observations are interspersed with selections from Audubon's writings.

US$5. bookID # 3414


DUVAL, Marguerite; translated by Annette Tomarken & Claudine Cowan; The King's Garden. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1982, First edition in English, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; ix, [i], 214pp, full-page illus, map, index, original cloth, dj (short tear at edge), else fine.

Translated from the original French edition of 1977, this is an account of the French efforts at plant hunting over a period of three centuries, many of whom have been ignored or down-played in other reviews of botanical exploration. The book covers travels in many parts of the world by such persons as Belon, Tournefort, Buffon, Michaux, Bonpland, Humboldt and Jacquement, etc. There are few if any books that survey the French plant hunting expeditions.

US$1. bookID # 7242


DUVAL, Marguerite; translated by Annette Tomarken & Claudine Cowan; The King's Garden. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1982, First edition in English, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; ix, [i], 214pp, full-page illus, map, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (small crease on inside flap), fine, clean.

Translated from the original French edition of 1977, this is an account of the French efforts at plant hunting over a period of three centuries, many of whom have been ignored or down-played in other reviews of botanical exploration. The book covers travels in many parts of the world by such persons as Belon, Tournefort, Buffon, Michaux, Bonpland, Humboldt and Jacquement, etc. There are few if any books that survey the French plant hunting expeditions.

US$2. bookID # 11290


DUVAL, Marguerite; translated by Annette Tomarken & Claudine Cowan; The King's Garden. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1982, First edition in English, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; ix, [i], 214pp, full-page illus, map, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (slightly rubbed at edge), fine, clean.

Translated from the original French edition of 1977, this is an account of the French efforts at plant hunting over a period of three centuries, many of whom have been ignored or down-played in other reviews of botanical exploration. The book covers travels in many parts of the world by such persons as Belon, Tournefort, Buffon, Michaux, Bonpland, Humboldt and Jacquement, etc. There are few if any books that survey the French plant hunting expeditions.

US$6. bookID # 11113


DUVAL, Marguerite; translated by Annette Tomarken & Claudine Cowan; The King's Garden. Charlottesville, University Press of Virginia, 1982, First edition in English, 4to [26 x 18 cm]; ix, [i], 214pp, full-page illus, map, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering on spine, dj (lightly worn at edges), fine, clean in vg dj.

Translated from the original French edition of 1977, this is an account of the French efforts at plant hunting over a period of three centuries, many of whom have been ignored or down-played in other reviews of botanical exploration. The book covers travels in many parts of the world by such persons as Belon, Tournefort, Buffon, Michaux, Bonpland, Humboldt and Jacquement, etc. There are few if any books that survey the French plant hunting expeditions.

US$5. bookID # 10735


EICHHORN, Franz; The Lost World of the Amazon. London, Souvenir Press, 1955, First edition in English, 8vo [22.5 x 14.5 cm]; [x], 188, [i] pp, illustrations from photos, map, original green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, slight damage to upper cover at edge, inscription, very good.

A film-makers trip down the Amazon with fascinating description of native peoples, wildlife, conditions, etc. There was also a more common travel book club edition.

US$5. bookID # 3870


ELWELL, Charles; Corsican Excursion. London, The Bodley Head, 1954, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 152 pp, frontis map, illustrations including many full-page from drawings by Edward Lear's 1870 book (Journal of a Landscape Painter in Corsica), bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in good dj (clear tape repair, price clipped).

A narrative of the author's extensive travels on this Mediterranean island, which he first visited in 1949.

US$6. bookID # 12177


EWAN, Joseph and Nesta; John Banister and His Natural History of Virginia, 1678-1692. Urbana, Chicago, London, University of Illinois Press, [1970], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 vm]; xxx, 485, [ii] pp, illus, double page map, chart, facsimiles from early sources, detailed bibliog, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (light soiling), fine.

This ultimate source book and reference on this great early naturalist of the Atlantic seaboard presents a detailed picture of science in England and America, tracing Banister's influence, with original source material.

US$5. bookID # 1518


FAIRCHILD, David; Garden Islands of the Great East; Collecting Seeds from the Philippines and Netherlands India in the Junk "Cheng Ho". New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944, , large 8vo [24 x 16 cm], xiv, 239 pp, frontis, well illustrated from photos, pictorial endpapers, index, original cloth, silver title lettering on spine and front cover, clean fine copy, in chipped but good dj.

By the well-known American plant and seed collector; he had a tropical garden in Florida named after him. This book includes numerous fascinating photos, mainly of plant life but also of the native peoples, throughout the Malaya archipelago and related islands. Fairchild and his party were the last Americans to visit the Celebes and the Moluccas before the Japanese invaded in 1940.

US$5. bookID # 9992


FELDMAN, Stephen; Van Gordon Sauter; Fabled Land, Timeless River; Life along the Mississippi. Chicago, Quadrangle Books, 1970, , 4to [28 x 28 cm]; 179 pp, numerous photos, original cloth, bit dusty, dampstain in margin of few leaves, else very good.

US$3. bookID # 4559


FERNIE, Donald; The Whisper & the Vision; the Voyages of the Astronomers. Toronto, Vancouver, Clarke, Irwin & Company, [1976], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; [viii], 189 pp, bibliog, illustrations including double-page, reproduction from early sources, map, original cloth, dj (shot tear, rubbing at edges), book is fine, clean and unmarked in very good dj.

Descriptions of 18th and 19th century astronomers' travels to Siberia, Peru, the Philippines, Baja California, Mauritius, etc, helped establish astronomy and improved navigation.

US$5. bookID # 12852


FIELD, Henry; The Track of Man; Adventures of an Anthropologist. Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, 1953, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 448 pp, illustrations from photos, index, map eps, original cloth, dj (bit chipped at foot of spine), fine in vg dj.

A well written autobiography of the author's adventures in Western Asia and Europe. His earlier books were on the peoples of Iran, Iraq and the Caucasus but were of a technical nature.

US$4. bookID # 2919


FIENNES, Sir Ranulph; To The Ends of The Earth; The Transglobe Expedition - The First Pole-to-pole Circumnavigation of the Globe. New York, Arbor House, 1983, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 547 pp, color illustrations and plates, maps, endpaper maps, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.

A well-written and interesting account, of what is becoming a classic travel narrative, with useful appendices listing chronologies of previous Arctic and Antarctic explorations, scientific appendix.

US$4. bookID # 7830


FINLAY, Ian; The Highlands. London, B. T. Batsford, [1963], First edition, 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; 208 pp, frontis and illustrations from photos, maps, index, original red cloth, spine title lettering in gilt, cover lightly faded, dj (price clipped, light wear at upper edge), near fine in very good jacket.

Detailed descriptions of each region of the highlands of Scotland.

US$5. bookID # 8103


FISHER, David E.; Across the Top of the World; To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker. New York, Random House, [1992], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [xii], 256, [iii] pp, color illustrations from photos, map endpapers, bibliog, original cloth backed boards, silver spine title lettering, silver vignette on cover, dj (not price clipped), fine.

An account of the first surface voyage to the North Pole by Russian icebreaker, with much historical background on previous travels in the area. The author has written both novels and non-fiction books.

US$5. bookID # 9578


FLAG, Green; The Jewish Travel Guide 1961. London, Jewish Chronicle Publications, , First edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; 248 pp, illustrations to ads, indexes, original heavy paper printed wraps, spine label, withdrawn stamp, cover lightly rubbed, spine end with large chip, interior is clean and near fine.

A country by country listing of all Jewish related organization, restaurants, schools, clubs, kashrut, synagogues, hotels, agencies, etc, listed by city, with population figures. This was published each year and is a useful current picture.

US$3. bookID # 11953


FLAG, Green; The Jewish Travel Guide 1965. London, Jewish Chronicle Publications, 1965, First edition, 12mo [18 x 12 cm]; 256 pp, illustrations to ads, indexes, original heavy paper printed wraps, spine label, withdrawn stamp, cover lightly rubbed, interior is clean and near fine.

A country by country listing of all Jewish related organization, restaurants, schools, clubs, kashrut, synagogues, hotels, agencies, etc, listed by city, with population figures. This was published each year and is a useful current picture.

US$3. bookID # 11952


FORBATH, Peter; The River Congo; The Discovery, Exploration and Exploitation of the World's Most Dramatic River. New York, Harper & Row, [1977], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, 404 pp, illus, endpaper maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (tears at rear lower cover, not price clipped, light wear), very good cover, interior is clean and tight in good jacket.

The first comprehensive work on the exploration of the Congo River and useful for the history of the exploration of central Africa, including Livingstone and Stanley. The author intended the book as a study similar to what Moorehead did for the White Nile and the Blue Nile.

US$5. bookID # 13624


FORD, Alice; The 1826 Journal of John James Audubon; An Account of His Journey to England and Scotland to Arrange the Publication of The Birds of America, transcribed from the original. New York, Abbeville Press, [1987], , 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; 447 pp, frontis (port), plates, original cloth, dj, fine.

Audubon's travels, beginning in 1826, in Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, etc, with a foreword by Ford, who is the recognized expert on Audubon and who was the first to transcribe his manuscripts.

US$3. bookID # 3147


FOSTER, T. S.; Travels and Settlements of Early Man; A Study of the Origins of Human Progress. London, Ernest Benn, [1929], First edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; 320 pp, index, bibliography, original navy blue cloth, gilt spine title lettering, small chip at upper spine, very good+ clean copy, sound and solid.

A fascinating study of early movements and travels of people in Europe, the Near East, Americas, Polynesia, including the Nordic invasion of Polynesia, Maoris in New Zealand, ancient civilizations in Puebla, Mississippi valley, Mongolian settlement of Peru, relation to Incas, colonization of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal, etc.

US$9. bookID # 11216


FOWLER, Wilfred; This Island's Mine. London, The Adventurers Club, [1959], , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [viii], 240 pp, frontis, illustrations from photos, original cloth, dj (spine bit faded), fine in vg dj.

The author describes his years on the Solomon Islands where he was a district commissioner.

US$8. bookID # 2933


FREIDEL, David; Linda Schele, Joy Parker; Maya Cosmos; Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path. New York, Willima Morrow and Company, [1993], First Edition, large 8vo [26 x 19 cm]; 543 pp, color illus, numerous drwgs of Mayan artifacts and hieroglyphics, bw photos, notes, bibliog, index, original quarter cloth, boards, dj, fine.

The authors examine Maya mythology and religion using translations of sacred texts, artifacts and histories spanning thousands of years.

US$8. bookID # 2857


FUCHS, Sir Vivian; Antarctic Adventure; The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. New York, E. P. Dutton & Company, [1959], First American Edition, 8vo [21 x 15 cm]; [xvi], 190 pp, illustrations from drwgs by Stuart Tresilian, colorplates from photos, 9 maps including double page, original cloth, dj, fine.

Spence 489. The stirring and fast-paced story of the first crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole.

US$6. bookID # 2477


FUCHS, Sir Vivian; Antarctic Adventure; The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58. London, Cassell, [1959], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; [xvi], 190 pp, illustrations from drwgs by Stuart Tresilian, colorplates from photos, 9 maps including double page, original cloth, dj (short tear, slightly rubbed at edge), fine.

Spence 489. The stirring and fast-paced story of the first crossing of Antarctica via the South Pole. This is the true first edition (as stated).

US$9. bookID # 5943


FUCHS, Sir Vivian; Sir Edmund Hillary; The Crossing of Antarctica, the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955-56. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, [1958], First American Edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; xviii, 328 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, including color, maps, plus map endpapers, index, original cloth, sliver spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine ends, not price clipped), signature, very good+ in good jacket.

Spence 491. Hillary was the first person to reach the South Pole by land since Scott, and Fuchs the first to cross the continent.

US$8. bookID # 9577


FUCHS, Sir Vivian; Sir Edmund Hillary; The Crossing of Antarctica, the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955-56. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, [1958], First American Edition, 8vo; xviii, 328 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, including color, maps, map eps, original cloth, dj (tape repair, small crease), else fine.

Spence 491. Hillary was the first person to reach the South Pole by land since Scott, and Fuchs the first to cross the continent.

US$4. bookID # 2228


GARZIA, Jean-Claude; A Taste of Bermuda. Bermuda, The Bermuda Press, [1989], First edition, 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; 102 pp, color photos, many being full-page, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, signed by author on dedication page, inscribed, fine and clean.

A collection of this famous chef's Bermuda recipes including sauces, soups, salads, seafoods, meat, desserts, cocktails, etc, with full instructions. The introduction is by Michael J. Winfield.

US$8. bookID # 11918


GATHORNE-HARDY, Robert; Traveller's Trio. London, Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1963], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 17 cm]; vii, 187 pp, plan, 7 plates from photos, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), very slight foxing on endpaper, fine and clean copy, unmarked.

The author, a well-known author of gardening and travel books, as well as fiction, describes here his travels and plant hunting in Labrador and Italy. The plan is of Tunnit buildings which he visited in Labrador.

US$4. bookID # 12929


GIBBINGS, Robert; Coming Down the Seine. London, J. M. Dent & Sons, [1953], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [vi], 217 pp, pictorial title page in red and black, numerous attractive wood-engraved illustrations, original red pictorial gilt cloth, gilt spine vignettes and title lettering, blank front endpaper removed, else clean and near fine.

A narrative of the author's travels along the Seine in France with his fascinating description and sketches.

US$8. bookID # 11196


GIFFITHS, D.; Two Years in the New Settlements of Ohio. np, Readex Microprint, [1966], , 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; [x], viii, [9]-197 pp, plate, original simulated leather, gilt lettering, fine.

A facsimile reprint of the London 1835 first edition. The author describes his trip by steerage from Liverpool to Ohio and gives details of life there for prospective emigrants from England, landing in America 1832.

US$5. bookID # 3262


GINZBERG, Louis; The Legends of the Jews, Volume II, Bible Times and Characters from Joseph to the Exodus. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1910, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; viii, 375 pp, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, internal hinges cracked but firm, spine wear at edges, else very good.

'This is the first attempt to gather from the original sources all Jewish legends, in so far as they refer to Biblical personages and events and reproduce them with the greatest attainable completeness and accuracy.' Bock 94. This is volume II, complete in itself covering this time period but part of a 7 volume series.

US$4. bookID # 7408


GLUECK, Nelson; Rivers in the Desert; a History of the Negev. [New York], Jewish Publication Society of America, 1959, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xv, 315 pp, illustrations with 48 pages of photos, maps, map endpapers, general and biblical indices, original cloth, dj, fine.

The author's account of his six years of archaeological investigations and relating these to the civilizations and trade routes that flourished and died out. The civilizations included Nabataean, Judean, Roman and Byzantine.

US$4. bookID # 2138


GOURGUECHON, Charlene; Journey to the End of the World; a three-year adventure in the New Hebrides. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1977], First Edition, 8vo; [viii], 338 pp, frontis map, illustrations from photos, original cloth, dj, fine.

The author and her party lived with the last cannibals of the archipelago and were the first outsiders to visit a tribe that still preserved its ancient traditions.

US$5. bookID # 1549


GUDMUNDSON, Lowell; Costa Rica Before Coffee; Society and Economy on the Eve of the Export Boom. Baton Rouge and London, Louisiana State University Press, [1986], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 18 cm]; 204 pp, maps, figures, tables, bibliography, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.

A detailed and factual account in which the author exposes rejects various myths about Costa Rican society and the economy. Detailed statistics on nineteenth century economy with population distributions, names of merchants and their activities, underreporting of wealth with names, etc.

US$5. bookID # 13736


GUNTHER, John; Inside Latin America. London, Hamish Hamilton, [1942], First British edition, 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; 388 pp, folding map with locations in red, double page table of data, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth, spine faded, very good.

A useful survey of these countries by this perceptive and popular author.

US$2. bookID # 5962


HALLE, Louis J., Introduction by Les Line; The Sea and the Ice; A Naturalist in Antarctic. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1973, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 16 cm]; xv, 286 pp, illustrations from photos and drwgs, map, map eps, original cloth, dj (short tears), very good.

Spence 556. Much on the ornithology of the Antarctic, although the author covers other aspects of nature, geography, history of the area.

US$2. bookID # 2568


HAY, John; photos by Richard Kauffman, foreword by David R. Brower; The Primal Alliance: Earth and Ocean. San Francisco, Friends of the Earth; McCall Publishing Company, [1971], First Edition, folio [34 x 27 cm]; 144 pp, fine color plates, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering, dj (tiny chip), fine.

Photos of the Big Sur coast.

US$2. bookID # 3351


HEALEY, B. J.; The Plant Hunters. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1975], First American Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; vii, [ii], 214 pp, illustrations from photos and from early sources, index, original green cloth with silver spine title lettering, a very good, unmarked and clean copy in jacket (price clipped, short tear, light wear at edge).

An interesting and readable account of plant hunting from Parkinson, Tradescant, Banister, Kaempfer, Bartram, Robert Fortune to E. H. Wilson and Kingdon-Ward and dozens of others, organized in 9 main chapters, with an index of plant names and general index. A good introduction to where our plants came from and the difficulties the botanists had in finding them.

US$5. bookID # 12730


HEARN, Peter; The Sky People; A History of Parachuting. [Shrewsbury}, Airlife Publishing, 1990, First Edition, 4to; 160, [vii, index], well illustrated in color & bw, bibliog, original cloth, dj (short tear), previous owner's blind-stamp on endpaper, else fine.

Some of the earlier history and the related photos are quite remarkable.

US$3. bookID # 836


HENDERSON, Helen W.; A Loiterer in London. New York, George H. Doran Company, [1924], First Edition, 8vo; xiv, [ii], 17 - 434 pp, frontis, over 100 illustrations from photos, mainly full-page, original pictorial gilt cloth, spine faded, very good.

US$3. bookID # 1589


HEYERDAHL, Thor; The RA Expeditions. New York, Doubleday & Company, 1971, First American Edition, translated from the original Norwegian edition of 1970, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xi, 341 pp, color illustrations on plates from photos, including full-page, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (wear to edges, price clipped), very good, clean copy.

The author tests his theory of whether men could have sailed across the oceans in small reed boats centuries before recorded history.

US$2. bookID # 9445


HILL, Ralph Nading, illustrations by George Daly; Contrary Country, a Chronicle of Vermont. Brattleboro, The Stephen Greene Press, [1951], Second edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; vii, 254 pp, illustrations from drwgs, index, original cloth, dj, signature, fine.

US$2. bookID # 4558


HOLLEY, Marietta; Samantha in Europe, by Josiah Allen's Wife. New York, Funk and Wagnalls Company, 1896, First American Edition, 8vo; xv, 714, [i, ad] pp, frontis, numerous illustrations in text and full-page, original pictorial cloth and spine, light rubbing, minor shelf wear, front hinge starting to crack but firm, overall a very good copy.

US$2. bookID # 1799


HOLLISTER, Paul M, introduction by Julian Street, illustrations by James Preston; Famous Colonial Houses. Philadelphia, David McKay Company, 1921, First edition, 4to [31 x 23.5 cm]; 170 pp, 12 attractive color plates from paintings by Preston, original cloth decorated in gilt with gilt title lettering on spine and front cover, top edge gilted, edges rubbed, ex-library with bookplate on endpaper and a few very small inkstamps, else very good and clean.

The houses, where American history was made, each with a colored plate, include Monticello, the Haunted House, Doughoregan Manor, Jumel Mansion, Mount Vernon, Quincy Homestead, Timothy Dexter Mansion, Kendall House, Longfellow House , Cliveden, Wentworth Mansion, Pringle House.

US$5. bookID # 9128


HOWELLS, Victor; A Naturalist in Palestine. London, Andrew Melrose, 1956, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; 180 pp, illustrations from photos and full-page drawings by the author, map, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (chipped, tear at edge, not price clipped), signature in pencil on endpaper, else clean, very good.

The author describes the insects, animals, reptiles, fish, flowers, scenery as well as Arab tales based on his travels in the area over a nine month period. The appendices include geography, climatic factors that influence animals, animal and bird migration.

US$6. bookID # 8999


HUBBARD, Wynant Davis; Ibamba. Greenwich, Connecticut, New York Graphic Society, 1962, First edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; ix, 337 pp, map, original pink cloth, dj with tiny tear at edge, fine clean copy.

The American author and his wife spent 4 years in northern Rhodesia beginning in 1929 to study nature in the wilds and to farm. Hubbard estalished a natural area where all kinds of wild animals could be raised without fear of either humans or each other.

US$5. bookID # 5983


HUNTINGTON, Ellsworth; West of the Pacific. New York, London, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925, First Edition, 8vo; xvii, 453 pp, frontis, plates, original cloth, very good.

Travels of a geographer through China, Java, East Indies, Australia.

US$8. bookID # 918


HUXLEY, Julian; Africa View. New York and London, Harper & Brothers, 1931, First edition, large 8vo [24.5 x 17 cm]; viii, [i], 478 pp, frontis, photo plates, index, original cloth, spine bit faded, internally fine in a very good cover.

A well written account based on the author's travels to East Africa and Belgian Congo with perceptive description of the land, peoples, tsetse fly, nature, sports, geography, education of the people, Uganda, etc. A nice production with very large margins.

US$5. bookID # 4614


IVANOFF, Pierre; Mayan Enigma; The Search for a Lost Civilization. New York, Delacorte Press, [1971], First American edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [vi], 202, [i] pp, illustrations from photos, bibliog, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, dj (light wear at upper edge, not price clipped), fine and clean in very good dj.

The author describes his adventures in the rain forests of Peten, Guatemala, where he discovered a new classic Mayan city, as well as his life among the Lacandone in Chiapis, with good descriptions of nature, peoples, customs, beliefs, etc. He proposes a theory of why the Mayan civilization collapsed.

US$3. bookID # 11973


IYER, Pico; Video Night in Kathmandu and Other Reports from the Not-so-far-East. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1988, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [vi], 376, [i] pp, original cloth-backed pictorial boards with gilt and bronze picture and title lettering, dj (slightly rubbed at edge, price clipped), near fine.

This popular travel writer describes his experiences in Bali, Tibet, Nepal, China, Philippines, Burma, Hong Kong, India, Thailand and Japan, both interesting and entertaining.

US$9. bookID # 8886


JOHNSTON, Mireille, photos by Nancy and Retta Johnston; Central Park Country; A Tune Within Us. San Francisco, Sierra Club, [1968], First Edition, folio [35 x 27 cm]; 151 pp, 93 color plates, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, dj (tear, with old tape repair), fine clean copy in good dj.

Introduction by Marianne Moore, foreword by David Brower.

US$2. bookID # 3348


JOHNSTON, Sir Harry H.; The Story of My Life. Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1923], First American edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [vi], 504 pp, frontis (port), numerous plates mainly from photos, some from drawings, map, partly in color, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, spine lightly faded, top edge gilted, very good+ copy, clean and sound.

The author spent most of his career exploring Africa and serving as a British official, including governor. His many respected books include The Uganda Protectorate, Liberia, British Central Africa, The Opening Up of Africa, etc. His biography is a fascinating study of Africa, its people, customs, nature, the development of the colonial system, politics, economy, etc.

US$5. bookID # 4138


JONES, Sydney R.; London Triumphant. London & New York, The Studio Publications, [1944], , 8vo [25 x 15.5 cm]; 278 pp, many illustrations from the author's sketches, index, original blue cloth with gilt building on front cover and spine and gilt spine title lettering, signatures on margin of title page, very good.

Notable for the drawings of buildings, many of which no longer exist.

US$2. bookID # 7525


KANE, Harnett T.; Gone are the Days; An Illustrated History of the Old South. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1960, First edition, 4to [28.5 x 21 cm]; viii, 344 pp, numerous illustrations from original sources, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, spine edges worn, ex-library with bookplate on endpaper and small inkstamps, solid complete good copy.

Notable for its many illustrations from old sources.

US$4. bookID # 9111


KANE, Joe; Running the Amazon. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1989, , 8vo [24 x 16.5 cm]; xiv, [iv], 278, [v] pp, illustrations from photos, double-page map, original cloth-backed boards, dj (not price clipped), clean and fine.

A firsthand account of the first expedition to travel the entire length of the 4,200 mile Amazon River, from its source at Mt. Mismi in the Andes of Peru to the Atlantic Ocean.

US$8. bookID # 8542


KIFFER, Selby, George Snyder; Important American Voyages and Explorations; Property From a Private Collection. New York, Sotheby's, 1985, First edition, 4to [27.5 x 21.5 cm]; unpaginated, illustrations including full page, reproduced from the books being auctioned, original red pictorial cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, mounted plate on cover in gilt border, fine and clean condition.

The October 31, 1985 auction of 43 superb books on American voyages and explorations, each with detailed descriptions and bibliographical detail, most illustrated, including the rare The General History of Virginia by John Smith, published in 1624.

US$7. bookID # 12772


KING, Margaret; Eden to Paradise. [London], Hodder and Stoughton, [1963], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 188 pp, color frontis, illustrations from photos, glossary, map, map endpapers, original cloth, dj (price clipped, very slight wear at spine end), fine.

A description of Portuguese Timor, based on two visits, and of the people and their customs, culture, religion, etc.

US$9. bookID # 3961


KING, Margaret; Eden to Paradise. [London], Hodder and Stoughton, [1963], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 188 pp, color frontis, illustrations from photos, glossary, map, map endpapers, original cloth, dj (price clipped, very slight wear at spine end), fine.

A description of Portuguese Timor (now East Timor), based on two visits, and of the people and their customs, culture, religion, etc, a picture that is valuable now because of the destruction that has more recently taken place.

US$5. bookID # 5474


KIRCH, Patrick Vinton; Niuatoputapu; The Prehistory of a Polynesian Chiefdom. Seattle, Burke Museum, [1988], First edition, 4to [28 x 21.5 cm]; ix, 287 pp, frontis, 137 illustrations including photos, maps, drawings, some full page, 53 tables, appendices, detailed bibliog, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering on spine and cover, fine, clean and unmarked.

Based on the 1976 Bishop Museum Tongan expedition, this work is a detailed and definitive archaeological study of Niuatoputapu prehistory. Very well-illustrated.

US$5. bookID # 12527


KNIGHT, Max, photos by Gerhard Klammet; Return to the Alps. San Francisco, Friends of the Earth, McCall Publishing Company, [1978], First Edition, folio [35 x 27 cm]; 160 pp, 64 pages of color photos, including double page plates, double page map, other illus, original cloth, dj (price clipped), pictorial endpapers, fine.

Superb photographs with interesting text, including selections from Alpine literature.

US$4. bookID # 3943


KNIGHT, Max, photos by Gerhard Klammet; Return to the Alps. San Francisco, Friends of the Earth, McCall Publishing Company, [1978], First Edition, folio [35 x 27 cm]; 160 pp, 64 pages of color photos, including double page plates, double page map, original cloth, dj, fine.

US$4. bookID # 3357


KNOBL, Kuno, Arno Dennig; Tai Ki, To the Point of No Return. Boston, Little, Brown and Company, [1976], First edition in English, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; [x], 276 pp, plus 84 pages of color illustrations from photos, maps, plans of ship, map endpapers showing route, original cloth, dj (short tears but not price clipped), bookplate on endpaper, near fine in vg dj.

Eight men sailed an authentic replica of a 2,000 year old Chinese junk to prove that ancient mariners once voyaged from east Asia to Central and South America. Translated from the German original with excellent illustrations.

US$4. bookID # 6828


LANGER, Jiri; Nine Gates to the Chassidic Mysteries. New York, David McKay Company, [1961], First edition in English, original edition was in Czech in 1937, 12mo 21 x 14 cm]; xxxiv, 266 pp, original cloth, silver title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped, frayed at spine ends, short tear), front blank endpaper removed, else near fine and clean, in very good jacket.

The author, a Czech Jew, travelled back in time when he travelled from Prague to the eastern Chassidic villages where was still practised, the original customs, where he spent years recording his experiences. The detailed and lengthy foreword by the author's brother Frantisek, provides a good historical background for the book.

US$9. bookID # 13604


LARSEN, Henry and May Pellaton; Behind the Lianas; Exploration in French Guiana. Edinburgh, London, Oliver and Boyd, [1958], First edition in English, translated from the French, 8vo [21.5 x 15.5 cm]; xxi, 211 pp, 5 color plates including frontis, numerous bw illus, vocabulary of Creole, Caribbean and Tupi words, original blue cloth, spine faded but gilt lettering still visible, bookplate of C. W. A. Dodds, else near fine, clean throughout.

An interesting description of nature and the peoples living in the French Guiana jungles.

US$8. bookID # 6429


LEGOUIX, Susan; Image of China; William Alexander. London, Jupiter Books, [1980], First Edition, 4to [30 x 22 cm]; 96 pp, frontis (portrait), 12 illustrations, 85 plates including color, bibliography, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (short tear, not price clipped), endpaper inscription, near fine.

Alexander was an artist attached to the 1792 embassy to the Emperor of China. His watercolours and prints recorded life in pre-modern China. The author's description of Alexander's work and influence as well as a detailed description or each plate is most insightful. The book includes a biography of Alexander [1767 - 1816]. He was the author of books on China that are now quite scarce.

US$5. bookID # 13638


LILLARD, Richard G.; Desert Challenge; An Interpretation of Nevada. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1942, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; vii, 388, ix pp, plates containing 46 illustrations, folding map, index, original cloth, dj (chipped at spine head, light wear, small stain), very good, clean internally.

US$3. bookID # 3265


LINKLATER, Eric; The Voyage of the Challenger. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, [1972], First American Edition, 4to [25.5 x 19 cm]; 288pp, numerous illus, including full-page, many color plates, including from orig sources, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, in slightly worn dj, fine..

The author of over 50 books gives a very readable account of the important scientific voyage of the Challenger that began in 1872. The purpose was to investigate marine life, chart the sea depths and collect scientific data. The naturalists aboard (Henry Moseley, John Murray) also made many observations and drawings at the many places the ship landed. The voyage included Atlantic islands, West Indies, Patagonia, Pacific islands, Tahiti, New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Japan, Antarctic, etc. An interesting and well-produced book.

US$1. bookID # 3094


LINKLATER, Eric; The Voyage of the Challenger. Garden City, NY, Doubleday, [1972], First American Edition, 4to [25.5 x 19 cm]; 288pp, numerous illus, including full-page, many color plates, including from orig sources, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (slightly rubbed at spine head, not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.

The author of over 50 books gives a very readable account of the important scientific voyage of the Challenger that began in 1872. The purpose was to investigate marine life, chart the sea depths and collect scientific data. The naturalists aboard (Henry Moseley, John Murray) also made many observations and drawings at the many places the ship landed. The voyage included Atlantic islands, West Indies, Patagonia, Pacific islands, Tahiti, New Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Japan, Antarctic, etc. An interesting and well-produced book, beautifully illustrated with many historical pictures.

US$2. bookID # 12278


LLOYD, Clare; The Travelling Naturalists. Seattle, University of Washington Press, [1985], First American edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 156 pp, color plates and many other illustrations, from early sources, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, clean, unmarked.

The author traces the travels of eight naturalists of the 19th century, including Waterton, Speke, Seebohm, Mary Kingsley, Saunders, Green, Murchison, Bates in the Arctic, Amazon, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and describes their discoveries, adventures and impact. Beautifully illustrated and fascinating text showing the transformation of natural history.

US$5. bookID # 12685


LLOYD, Clare; The Travelling Naturalists. Seattle, University of Washington Press, [1985], First American edition, 4to [25 x 20 cm]; 156 pp, color plates and many other illustrations, from early sources, maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine, fresh, bright, clean, unmarked.

The author traces the travels of eight naturalists of the 19th century, including Waterton, Speke, Seebohm, Mary Kingsley, Saunders, Green, Murchison, Bates in the Arctic, Amazon, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, and describes their discoveries, adventures and impact. Beautifully illustrated and fascinating text showing the transformation of natural history.

US$3. bookID # 12279


MAC, Captain; Canada; the Country, its People, Religions, Politics. . . being a Compendium of Travel from th Atlantic to the Pacific, the Great Lakes, Manitoba, the North-West and British Columbia, . . .. Montreal, , 1882, enlarged edition, originally published in Washington in 1881, 8vo; 353, [xxii, ads] pp, well-illustrated including scenes, people, rebound in blue cloth, gilt lettering on spine, few leaves with crease, tp slightly worn, very good.

US$7. bookID # 1436


MACLEAN, Fitzroy; Bonnie Prince Charlie. New York, Atheneum, 1989, First American Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xii, 386 pp, illus, colorplates, map, genealogical chart, original cloth, dj, fine.

US$2. bookID # 2277


MALLOWS, Wilfrid; The Mystery of the Great Zimbabwe, the Key to a Major Archaeological Enigma. London, Robert Hale, [1985], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 217 pp, illustrations from photos on plates, numerous plans, maps, extensive bibliography, index, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean.

The author, who spent many years studying the cite in Southern Africa, provides a comprehensive architectural, archaeological and historical account that decoded the secrets of this ancient African city, describing the ruins, relics, the people of Zimbabwe and reviews the current theories. 'The narrative is structured like a detective story and studded with photographs' [Publishers Weekly].

US$4. bookID # 12022


MANLEY, Seon and Robert; Islands, Their Lives, Legends and Lore. Philadelphia, Chilton Book Company, [1970], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [viii], 382, [i] pp, numerous illustrations from photos and early sources, list of major islands, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (chip, tear), else fine.

There are some 50,000 islands of which the authors describe the more interesting.

US$4. bookID # 5117


MATTHIESSEN, Peter; Sand Rivers. New York, The Viking Press, 1981, , sm 4to [25 x 18 cm]; [viii], 213 pp, color illustrations and plates from photos by Hugo van Lawick, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (light wear at edge, price clipped), near fine in very good dj.

Nature in the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania, with excellent illustrations, and well written text by the award winning author.

US$3. bookID # 9680


MATTHIESSEN, Peter; Eliot Porter; The Tree Where Man Was Born; The African Experience. New York, E. P. Dutton & Co, 1972, First Edition, 4to [28 x 25 cm]; 247 pp, fine color illustrations and plates, map, original cloth, dj (light edgewear), fine in very good dj. Beautifully written and illustrated by superb photos by two great award winning artist-naturalists..

US$1. bookID # 2187


MAZIERE, Francis; Expedition Tumuc-Humac. Garden City, NY, Doubleday & Company, 1955, First Edition, 8vo; 249 pp, illustrations from photos, ep maps, original cloth, dj (edgewear), else fine.

The story of 2 men and one woman who were the first whites to cross into this area of Guiana, presents an exciting account of the first contacts with the native people and with the jungle. The jacket design is by Edward Gorey.

US$5. bookID # 1004


MCBRIDE, George McCutchen, foreword by Don Carlos Davila; Chile: Land and Society. New York, American Geographical Society, 1936, First edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; xxii, 408 pp, many photo plates, maps, plans, other illus, bibliog, index, original cloth, small light stain on front cover, else very good solid copy, internally clean and unmarked.

Good overview of all aspects of Chile at that time, including their homes, agriculture, geography, people, etc.

US$5. bookID # 5075


MEILSHEIM, David; The World of Ancient Israel. New York, Tudor Publishing Company, [1973], First American edition, small 4to [24 x 20 cm]; 144 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, some in color, original white cloth, pictorial endpapers, dj (tiny tear), near fine.

Based on archaeological analysis, book covers Jewish year, architecture, Jewish city, school, the Jewish woman, law of work, trade, tribes, sects, synagogue, rites, etc.

US$2. bookID # 5018


MICHENER, Carroll K.; Heirs of the Incas. New York, Minton, Balch & Company, 1924, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; [xii], 287 pp, 12 plates from photos, including frontis, original cloth, cover slightly soiled but a very good sound copy.

Travels in Peru and Bolivia with the author's observation on Indian life.

US$9. bookID # 5929


MINTA, Stephen; Aguirre; The Re-creation of a Sixteenth Century Journey Across South America. New York, Henry Holt Company, [1994], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xii], 244 pp, 3 maps, including double-page showing route, bibliography, index, original pictorial boards, spine title lettering, near fine and clean in dj (tears, section of rear panel lacking, not price clipped).

Based on original sources and his own filling in the gaps, the author retraces the route of Lope de Aguirre in the sixteenth century through Colombia, Venezuela, up the Amazon through Brazil and into Peru, where he travels extensively reaching Cuzco. Aguirre had become a rebel and traitor to Spain and travelled with a large fighting force, which found a violent end.

US$4. bookID # 13052


MINTA, Stephen; Aquirre; The Re-creation of a Sixteenth Century Journey Across South America. New York, Henry Hold and Company, [1994], First American edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xii], 244 pp, 2 maps including double-page showing routes, bibliog, index, original pictorial gilt boards, dj (not price clipped, small chip, tear), fine in good jacket.

A narrative of the author's travels in from Manaus, Brazil, through Amazonia and Peru where he re-constructed Lope de Aguirre's expedition of 1560 to find El Dorado, it being the largest expedition ever mounted in Spanish Peru.

US$5. bookID # 11976


MORROW, Susan Brind; The Names of Things; A Passage in the Egyptian Desert. New York, Riverhead Books, 1997, , 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; [viii], 232 pp, frontis from drwg, other illus, original cloth backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean.

A narrative of the author's travels in the deserts of Egypt and Sudan, and original treatment and lyrical description, the book was described by Elie Wiesel as: informative, perceptive, beautifully descriptive. . . a delight'.

US$5. bookID # 11531


MUENCH, David (photos), Don Pike (text); California II. Portland, Oregon, Graphic Arts Center Publishing, 1977, , folio [35 x 27 cm]; iv, 5-191 pp, color frontis, numerous fine color plates, original cloth back boards, dj, fine.

US$2. bookID # 3356


MULLER, Karin; Along the Inca Road; A Woman's Journey into an Ancient Empire. Washington, Adventure Press; National Geographic, 2000, First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; [vi], 295, [i] pp, frontis map, colored plates from photos, original cloth-backed boards, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.

Travels in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile of over 3,1000 miles, in six months, travelling on rooftop of buses, mule, motorbike, skirts land mines, fights bulls, investigates shaman's rites, travels Death Highway after dark, meets fascinating people, etc.

US$5. bookID # 13520


MUNOZ, Joaquin, Anna Bell Ward; Guatemala; Ancient and Modern. New York, Pyramid Press, 1940, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 17 cm}; xviii, 19 - 308 pp, 70 illustrations from photos, appendices including fiesta calendar, map eps, original pictorial cloth, dj (worn, chips), very good in good dj.

US$8. bookID # 2224


MUNOZ, Joaquin, Anna Bell Ward; Guatemala; Ancient and Modern. New York, Pyramid Press, 1940, First Edition, 8vo [23 x 17 cm]; xviii, 19 - 308 pp, 70 illustrations from photos, appendices including fiesta calendar, bibliog, vocabulary, index, map endpapers, original pictorial cloth, dj (price clipped, chipped at edges, short tear), very good+ in good dj.

Includes a chapter on Indian textile arts, a section on Indian customs, rituals, chapter on Antigua, Guatemala City.

US$8. bookID # 7221


MURPHY, Grace E. B.; There's Always Adventure; The Story of a Naturalist's Wife. London, George Allen and Unwin, 1952, First Edition, 8vo; xvi, 299pp, [29, ad], illus, original cloth, nice condition.

Interesting travels in several continents over 35 years

US$2. bookID # 506


MYTINGER, Caroline; Headhunting in the Solomon Islands Around the Coral Sea. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1942, , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; ix, [i], 416 pp, illustrations from drwgs, plates from paintings, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (light wear, splits at joint & flap, price clipped), near fine in good dj.

Interesting account of travels of two young women. The author managed to keep her head but recorded the life of the people with her paintings and sketches. Its become a minor travel classic.

US$2. bookID # 5476


MYTINGER, Caroline; Headhunting in the Solomon Islands Around the Coral Sea. New York, The Macmillan Company, 1942, First Edition (so stated), 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; ix, [i], 416 pp, illustrations from drwgs, plates from paintings, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (lightly chipped at ends of spine, rubbed), very good.

Interesting account of travels of two young women. The author managed to keep her head but recorded the life of the people with her paintings and sketches. Its become a minor travel classic.

US$1. bookID # 4451


NETTING, M. Graham; 50 Years of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy; The Early Years. np, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, 1982, First edition, oblong 4to [21.5 x 25 cm]; [iv], 200 pp, numerous photo illustrations with many in color, some illustrations from drwgs, original heavy paper wraps with lettering in gilt, very good, clean coy.

US$1. bookID # 4591


NILES, Blair; A Journey in Time; Peruvian Pageant. Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1937], First edition, 8vo [23.5 16 cm]; 311 pp, 28 plates from photos including frontis, foldout map, index, original orange cloth, black decoration, gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, slight fading of the spine, signature on endpaper, else near fine solid and clean copy.

The author travelled extensively in Peru to research her novel and provided a detailed picture of Peru at the time with references to its history.

US$5. bookID # 6588


NOAKES, Vivien; Edward Lear 1812-1888, with introduction by Sir Steven Runciman, essay by Jeremy Maas. New York, Harry N. Abrams, [1986], First American edition, 4to [28.5 x 22 cm]; 216 pp, 272 illustrations including 60 color plates from Lear's paintings, portrait, chronology, bibliography, index, original soft cloth with gilt title lettering on front cover and spine, minor rubbing at edge, else fine and clean.

Based on the landmark exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1985, this beautifully-illustrated work describes Lear's wide range of work in detail, including the nonsense books, his fine works on ornithology, his travel books, etc, and describes all his books, providing an important reference.

US$5. bookID # 13469


O'HANLON, Redmond; Congo Journey. London, Hamish Hamilton, [1996], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [viii], 472 pp, illus, maps, bibliography, original cloth, dj, fine.

One of the best modern travel writers, but described as an explorer in the nineteenth century mould, the English author describes his travels in jungles, swamps and his encounters with native peoples and wildlife. The American edition was entitled, No Mercy, A Journey to the Heart of the Congo.

US$5. bookID # 4253


O'HANLON, Redmond; Into the Heart of Borneo. New York, Random House, [1984], First American Edition, 8vo [24 x 16cm]; [xii] 192pp, maps, plates, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (slightly rubbed), remainder mark at lower edge, else fine.

The author, with poet James Fenton, wrote an interesting and hilarious account of their exploration of jungles and mountains, following the trails of previous naturalists. This is the book that launched the author's career as a travel writer.

US$4. bookID # 4926


O'HANLON, Redmond; Into the Heart of Borneo. New York, Random House, [1984], First American Edition, 8vo [24 x 16cm]; [xii] 192 pp, maps, plates, bibliog., index, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (bit rubbed at edge, not price clipped), clean, fine and unused in very good dj.

The author, with poet James Fenton, wrote an interesting and hilarious account of their exploration of jungles and mountains, following the trails of previous naturalists. This is the author's first travel book, which launched his career as a travel writer.

US$8. bookID # 12231


OMMANNEY, F. D.; South Latitude. London, Longmans, Green and Co, 1938, First Edition, 8vo; xi, 308 pp, frontis, full-page illustrations from photos, ep maps, original cloth, faded, scattered foxing, very good.

Spence 873. The author was a lecturer in zoology.

US$2. bookID # 1145


OXENHORN, Harvey; Tuning the Rig; a Journey to the Arctic. New York, Harper & Row, Publishers, [1990], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xviii, 281 pp, maps, map endpapers, original cloth with silver spine title lettering, dj (not clipped), small remainder mark on lower edge, fine and clean.

The search for humpback whales in a tall ship with comments on natural history, ecology, human drama, by poet.

US$7. bookID # 8538


PACKER, Craig; Into Africa. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, [1994], First edition, 8vo [21 x 16 cm]; [x], 277, [vi] pp, colored photos on plates, maps, original cloth backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean, with a loose article on the author from Geo, 2010, with colored illustrations.

Packer is to lions what Jane Goodall is to chimps, and here describes his experiences with lions and other animals in the Serengeti, Tanzania and in Kenya. Beautifully written and fascinating.

US$5. bookID # 13616


PACKER, Joy; Home from Sea. London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, [1963], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 251 pp, frontis and 10 illustrations from photos on plates, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (light wear at spine ends, price clipped), name on endpaper, else near fine in good jacket.

The author of popular novels and travel books, describes her life in South Africa and England, especially the colorful mosaic of South African scenes where she built a house in the Cape area, describes the people, wildlife, whalers, growing nationalism, politics, dangers, various dramatic events, etc, all very well-written.

US$8. bookID # 12128


PAGE, P. K.; Brazilian Journal. Toronto, Lester & Orpen Dennys, [1987], , 8vo [22.5 x 15 cm]; [xii], 241 pp, color and black and white illustrations from drawings, most full-page, map of Brazil, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, with title lettering on spine and front cover, slight cover wear, name, very good, interior is clean.

The poet author and her husband, Arthur Irwin, ambassador to Brazil, spent several years there in the 1950s, and provides a charming, funny and beautifully written view of life and travel in a Brazil that has rapidly changed since.

US$8. bookID # 13467


PAKENHAM, Thomas; The Mountains of Rasselas. New York, Reynal & Company, [1959], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 192 pp, plates from photos, text illus, maps of Ethiopia, original cloth, dj (light wear at spine edges), fine.

The search for the legendary mountain prison of the royal princes of Abyssinia, in little known areas of the region, resulted in a number of archaeological discoveries.

US$5. bookID # 3037


PARKER, Eric, illustrations by Hugh Thomson; Highways and Byways in Surrey. London, Macmillan and Co., 1935, Second edition, 8vo [20 x 13.5 cm]; xxi, 452, [iii, ads] pp, frontis, attractive illustrations from drwgs, endpaper maps, original cloth, gilt lettering on spine, minor crease on front cover, else fine.

The ads list the other books in the Highways and Byways series.

US$1. bookID # 2987


PAULLIN, Charles Oscar; American Voyages to the Orient 1690-1865; An Account of Merchant and Naval Activities in China, Japan, and the Various Pacific Islands. Annapolis, Maryland, United States Naval Institute, [1971, First edition thus, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; ix, 182 pp, index, original red & black cloth, gilt lettering, dj (slight rubbing), fine.

A collection of articles from the United States Naval Institute Proceedings of 1910-11, this is the first printing in book form.

US$5. bookID # 3252


PEISSEL, Michel; The Great Himalayan Passage; The Story of an Extraordinary Adventure on the Roof of the World. Boston, Toronto, Little, Brown and Company, [1975], First American Edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 254 pp, 60 color and bw illustrations from photos, map endpapers showing route, original cloth, dj (light wear at spine ends, price clipped), else near fine clean copy.

A 1200 mile journey up 12 different rivers in Nepal, previously thought to be unnavigable, from India to Tibet, via hovercraft. The author had previously discovered the Mayan ruins at Quintana Roo in Mexico and became the youngest member of the New York Explorers Club. He was the first foreigner to explore the kingdom of Mustang in Tibet and travelled 3500 miles in the Himalayas of Nepal, Bhutan and India.

US$6. bookID # 6825


PEISSEL, Michel; Zanskar, the Hidden Kingdom. London, Collins and Harvill Press, 1979, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 205 pp, index, color and bw illustrations from photos, map, original cloth, dj (price clipped), inscription on endpaper, very good, clean and tight copy.

A remarkable account of travel to this isolated Himalayan kingdom. Because the author could speak fluent Tibetan, he was able to gather and assess information, enter their monasteries, examine their artifacts, attend their ceremonies, not available to the casual traveler.

US$8. bookID # 9935


PEISSEL, Michel; Zanskar, the Hidden Kingdom. London, Collins and Harvill Press, 1979, First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 205 pp, index, color and bw illustrations from photos, map, original cloth, dj, fine.

A remarkable account of travel to this isolated Himalayan kingdom. Because the author could speak fluent Tibetan, he was able to gather and assess information, enter their monasteries, examine their artifacts, attend their ceremonies, not available to the casual traveler.

US$5. bookID # 3254


PETERS, Harry T.; Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1942, , 4to [31 x 23 cm]; xvi, 41 pp, 192 plates, many in color, original pictorial cloth, dj (lightly used, short tears), else fine copy.

A good selection of prints from these famous print-makers, with useful introductory material.

US$2. bookID # 6175


PETERS, Harry T.; Currier & Ives, Printmakers to the American People. Garden City, New York, Doubleday, Doran & Co., 1942, , 4to [31 x 23 cm]; xvi, 41 pp, 192 plates, many in color, original pictorial cloth, some use, small tape stain on cover, good.

US$2. bookID # 3321


PIGOTT, Percy, illustrations by S. Drigin; Heroes of Old India. London, The Theosophical Publishing House, [1926], First British edition, small 4to [25 x 19 cm]; [xii], 83 pp, color plates including frontis, tipped in on art paper, original quarter cloth, boards, light edgewear, very good, clean and sound.

The author describes Rama and Sita, Yudhishthira, the Lord Buddha.

US$2. bookID # 3278


PINKERTON, Kathrene; A Home In the Wilds. New York, Taplinger Publishing Company; Burns & Baceachern, [1976], , 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 327 pp, illustrations with photos, original cloth-backed boards, spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, short tear on rear panel), else fine and clean.

The first edition was 1939, published as Wilderness Wife, and has been a classic on pioneer life since. The true story of a young couple's life in the Canadian north, living in a log cabin, outdoor living, camp cooking, canoes, dog sledding, amusing and touching incidents.

US$3. bookID # 11305


PORTER, Eliot, forward by Walter Sullivan; Antarctica. New York, E. P. Dutton, [1978], First Edition, large 4to [31 x 32 cm]; 168 pp, colorfrontis, 87 color plates & illus, ep maps, original cloth, dj (short tear), fine.

A superb production with very fine photographs by one of the best nature photographers, with much on nature, bird life, scenery, Shakleton's base, etc. Spence 932. One of the finest photographic works on the Antarctic.

US$3. bookID # 5787


PRIESTLEY, J. B., Jacquetta Hawkes; Journey Down a Rainbow. London, Heinemann-Cresset, 1955, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; xii, 289 pp, original green cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (chip at edge, light wear, not price clipped), very good.

Travels in New Mexico to study the culture of the Pueblo and Navaho Indians, their arts and crafts and memorial rites and to Texas to contrast and compare the contemporary cultures. Interesting observations by this famous novelist and playwright and his archaeologist wife.

US$5. bookID # 7516


QUENNELL, Peter; London's Underworld; being selections from 'Those That Will Not Work', the 4th Volume of 'London Labour and the London Poor' by Henry Mayhew. London, William Kimber, [1951], , 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 434 pp, frontis, illus, original cloth, dj (frayed at spine ends), else very good.

Deals with the activities of prostitutes, thieves, swindlers and beggars in mid nineteenth century London survey of outcasts and the lawless.

US$4. bookID # 3124


RAMBALI, Paul; In the Cities and Jungles of Brazil. New York, Henry Holt and Company, [1994], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [vi], 266 pp, original cloth backe4 boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine and clean throughout.

Based on extensive travels over more than six years, the author penetrates Brazilian life, society and culture, the paradoxes and contradictions, passion and despair, corruption, voodoo, religion, brutality, impressions.

US$5. bookID # 12521


REUTHER, David, John Thorn, illustrations by Bob Carroll; The Armchair Mountaineer. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1984], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 19 cm]; x, 342 pp, full page illustrations from drawings, glossary, original cloth, silver title spine lettering, dj (price clipped), fine and clean, unmarked.

A fascinating selection from some of the greatest mountaineering narratives, including Chris Bonington, Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain), Maurice Herzog, Edmund Hillary, Norman Mailer, Peter Matthiesen, Rick Ridgeway, H. L. Tilman, H. G. Wells, Edward Whimper, Francis Younghusband, and about 50 others.

US$5. bookID # 11834


RIDGWAY, John; Road to Osambre, A Daring Adventure in the High Country of Peru. New York, Viking, [1987], First American edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; [xii], 244 pp, color illustrations from photos, maps, map endpapers, original cloth, dj, fine in fine dj.

The author, and his wife and daughter, travel through the more remote jungles and mountains of Peru in search of his old friend, trying to avoid hunger, exhaustion, and the Shining Path terrorists. Published in Britain as Road to Elizabeth. An interesting and touching adventure with a surprise ending.

US$3. bookID # 5367


RIPLEY, Dillon; Trail of the Money Bird; 30,000 Miles of Adventure with a Naturalist. London, New York, Toronto, Longmans, Green and Co, 1947, First British edition, 8vo; xv, 336pp, photo illus, ep maps, original cloth, minor edgewear, very good.

A popular account that resulted in a number of scientific publications.

US$7. bookID # 515


ROBERGE, Earl; Napa Wine Country. [Portland, Oregon}, Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company, [1975], First Edition, folio [35 x 27 cm]; xix, 20-207 pp, numerous color plates, glossary, list of photo data for each plate, original cloth backed boards, dj, fine.

An in-depth photo essay with good text of this northern California area.

US$2. bookID # 3358


ROBERTS, Gail; with introduction by Sir Francis Chichester; Atlas of Discovery. London, Bloomsbury Books, [1989], , 4to [31 x 22 cm; 192 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations and maps, index, bibliography, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, map endpapers, dj, fine and clean, unmarked.

The story of exploration from the earliest times to the present, in all regions of the world, beautifully illustrated with old maps and new maps showing the explorer's routes in detail, and other illustrations from contemporary sources such as old books. The introduction by Chichester, who sailed solo around the world, is enlightening.

US$4. bookID # 13574


ROCKLAND, Michael Aaron (introduction); Sarmiento's Travels in the United States in 1847. Princeton, New Jersey, Princeton University Press, 1970, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xiii, 330 pp, illus, portraits, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (chipped at spine end, price clipped), fine and clean in very good jacket.

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Argentine educator, statesman and writer, travelled extensively in the United States, observing society and conditions, as de Tocqueville before him, and describing his meetings with Horace Mann, Emerson, Longfellow, etc. The 106 page introduction provides a good historical perspective to the Sarmiento's work and correspondence which the editor was able to find and translate.

US$9. bookID # 8919


ROGERS, Stanley; Enchanted Isles. London, George G. Harrap & Co., [1933], First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 243 pp, colored frontis, numerous illustrations from drawings by author, index, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt spine title lettering in gilt border, spine faded, endpaper inscription, good clean copy.

The author describes many lesser known islands including Cocos (in the Pacific, 400 miles west of Colombia), Oak, Mauritius, Venice, Queen of the Adriatic, the Marquesas or Mendana Islands of Herman Melville, Loti's Isle, the Tahiti of Pierre Loti, Atlantis, and includes a 22 page chapter listing hundreds of little known islands.

US$9. bookID # 9354


ROSE, J. Holland; Man and the Sea; Stages in Maritime and Human Progress. Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1936, First American Edition, 8vo [ 23 x 15 cm]; xi, 288 pp, 54 illustrations and maps, including frontis and full-page, double-page and foldout maps, one in color, original cloth, very good.

Includes early development of sailing, from ancient times to development of steam power, with interesting illustrations of old maps, early ships.

US$2. bookID # 2404


ROSS, Christopher; Mishima's Sword; Travels in Search of a Samurai Legend. London, Fourth Estate, [2006], , 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; [x[, 262 pp, illustrations from drawings, glossary, original cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), fine, clean and unmarked.

Travels through Japan to discover more about Japanese writer Yukio Mishima who committed hara-kiri with his own antique sword and discovers much about Japanese culture and society. There is a full-page illustrating how to tie a Fundoshi in detail.

US$5. bookID # 13038


RUBENSTEIN, Lorne; A Season in Dornoch; Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands. Toronto, McClelland & Stewart, [2001], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; xi, 2342, [i] pp, illustrations from drwgs, maps and plans on endpapers, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, light wear), discrete name on endpaper, else fine and clean in very good dj.

Respected journalist and golf writer, the author describes his exploration of the countryside, the people, golfing in the area. Sean Connery, in the foreword, describes his stay in the same area, where he had filmed Goldfinger, and describes his own golf game.

US$8. bookID # 11201


RUSHBY, Kevin; Eating the Flowers of Paradise; A Journey Through the Drug Fields of Ethiopia and Yemen. London, Constable, [1998], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; xii, 322 pp, double-page map showing author's route, photo plates, appendix of qat glossary and consumer's guide, index, original brown cloth, silver spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), clean and fine, unmarked.

A fascinating and dangerous journey through Ethiopia and Yemen, with an explanation of the rich and varied culture surrounding the drug qat, legal in UK but banned in US. 'Eating the Flowers of Paradise is an extraordinary journey in a corner of the earth which has eluded investigation by explorers until this time. It abounds with fascinating and exciting fresh material presented in a style comparable to the accepted classics of travel in Arabia and the Middle East' (Norman Lewis). Qat is legal in UK but not in US, experts claim its mild as tea or as addictive as cocaine, but Rushby explores its use which is central to life in Yemen.

US$8. bookID # 13108


SAMUEL, H. J.; Wild Flower Hunter, the Story of Ellis Rowan. London, Constable and Company, [1961], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 152 pp, fine colorfrontis by Ellis Rowan, 6 plates, map and other illustrations by Maie Casey, bibliog, original pictorial cloth, dj (bit of edgewear, short tear), else near fine, signed by illustrator on the title page.

The story of one of the best known wild-flower painters of her period. She was born in Australia but traveled in many parts of the world. The illustrations are by Rowan's niece, who also wrote a forward. The chapters included here relate to Australia, New Zealand, England, America, New Guinea and describes her association with Alice Lounsberry.

US$5. bookID # 2552


SAMUEL, H. J.; Wild Flower Hunter, the Story of Ellis Rowan. London, Constable and Company, [1961], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 152 pp, fine colored frontis by Ellis Rowan, 6 plates, map and other illustrations by Maie Casey, bibliography, original pictorial cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped), name on endpaper, fine, and clean copy.

The story of one of the best known wild-flower painters of her period. She was born in Australia but traveled in many parts of the world. The illustrations are by Rowan's niece, who also wrote a forward. The chapters relate to Australia, New Zealand, England, America, New Guinea and describes her association with Alice Lounsberry.

US$8. bookID # 13271


SAMUEL, H. J.; Wild Flower Hunter, the Story of Ellis Rowan. London, Constable and Company, [1961], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 152 pp, fine colored frontis by Ellis Rowan, 6 plates, map and other illustrations by Maie Casey, bibliog, original pictorial cloth, dj (not price clipped, rubbed, spine worn, chip), fine, and clean copy in good dj.

The story of one of the best known wild-flower painters of her period. She was born in Australia but traveled in many parts of the world. The illustrations are by Rowan's niece, who also wrote a forward. The chapters included here relate to Australia, New Zealand, England, America, New Guinea and describes her association with Alice Lounsberry.

US$5. bookID # 11745


SANFORD, James K.; A Century of Commerce; 1867-1967. Richmond, Virginia, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, nd [ca1967], Probable First edition, 4to [28.5 x 21 cm]; xvii, 226 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, map, index, original cloth, gilt lettering on front cover and spine, previous owner's inkstamp on endpaper, near fine.

The history of Richmond Virginia with good illustrations.

US$3. bookID # 4566


SANGER, Marjory Bartlett; Billy Bartram and His Green World. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1972], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; [xii], 207 pp, illustrations and plates from Bartram's works, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, tears, chipped at spine ends), near fine in good dj.

An excellent biography of William Bartram (1739-1823), who was the most important US naturalist of his time, who traveled widely in the American colonies and greatly influenced Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon.

US$2. bookID # 9771


SANGER, Marjory Bartlett; Billy Bartram and His Green World. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1972], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; [xii], 207 pp, illustrations and plates from Bartram's works, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, slight crease on internal flap), fine and clean.

An excellent biography of William Bartram (1739-1823), who was the most important US naturalist of his time, and who traveled widely in the American colonies and greatly influenced Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon.

US$5. bookID # 13281


SANGER, Marjory Bartlett; Billy Bartram and His Green World. New York, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, [1972], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15.5 cm]; [xii], 207 pp, illustrations and plates from Bartram's works, bibliog, index, original green cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (price clipped, short tears), near fine in quite good dj.

An excellent biography of William Bartram (1739-1823), who was the most important US naturalist of his time, who traveled widely in the American colonies and greatly influenced Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon.

US$4. bookID # 10015


SAVOY, Gene; On the Trail of the Feathered Serpent. Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1974], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; xi, [i], 216, [i] pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, endpaper maps, original cloth, dj (price clipped), fine and clean.

The archaeologist author, who noted the similarities of native artifacts in South and Central America and the legends of Viracocha and Quetzalcoatl, built a reed vessel to sail from South America to Mexico, showing the possible influence between Aztec and Incan civilizations.

US$5. bookID # 6076


SCHELE, Linda and David Freidel; A Forest of Kings; The Untold Story of the Ancient Maya. New York, William Morrow and Company, [1990], , large 8vo [26 x 18 cm]; 542 pp, color photos, black & white photos, over 250 drawings, hieroglyphs, maps, plans, bibliog, index, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, dj, fine and clean, no marks or ownerships.

A scholarly and well-illustrated history of the Maya based on the their hieroglyphs by the premier authorities on the subject. Very well-illustrated.

US$4. bookID # 13284


SEVERIN, Tim; The China Voyage. London, Little, Brown and Company, [1994], First edition, 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; [x], 317 pp, color illustrations from photos, numerous drwgs, double page map, original cloth, dj (short tear at edge), remainder mark at upper edge, pictorial endpaper, else fine and clean.

The author and his crew sailed a bamboo raft Hsu Fu from Hong Kong across the Pacific to test the theory that Asian raft sailors reached America some 2,000 years ago. They achieved a modern record for raft journeys in northern, hostile waters.

US$4. bookID # 7048


SEVERIN, Tim; The Jason Voyage; The Quest for the Golden Fleece. London, Hutchinson, [1985], reprint same year as first edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 263pp,frontis, illus, color plates, maps, pictorial endpapers, original cloth, dj (light wear at spine), very good clean copy.

A description of the author's re-creation of a ship that could have been used by Jason of the Argonauts fame, proving that the legend was possible. The effort was sponsored by the National Geographic Society.

US$4. bookID # 4210


SEVERIN, Timothy; The Golden Antilles. London, Hamish Hamilton, [1970], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [x], 336, xii, [2] pp, 24 pages of contemporary illustrations, double-page map, index, with the errata slip, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (tear on rear panel, not price clipped), small name label on endpaper, near fine in very good dj.

Interesting and well-written account of early travels and buccaneers in the Caribbean, with illustrations from original sources. Topics include the quest for El Dorado, Walter Ralegh, travels along the Orinoco, chocolate and its influence, the debacle at Hispaniola, the capture of Jamaica, a buccaneer surgeon, the Cuna, the collapse of Darien, etc.

US$7. bookID # 11102


SHAPIRO, Harry; Through my Eyes. Toronto, The Ryerson Press, [1963], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; 102 pp, 16 colored plates, original cloth with spine title lettering, fine, clean and unmarked in dj (wear at edges, chip at rear edge), dj is good.

Sub-titled 'An Adventure in Art and Travel', the author/artist travelled through Israel and created crushed stone pictures of various scenes, which form the plate section in this book. The plates include: Knesset Menorah, Mount Zion at Sundown, Minaret, Capernaum, spirit of Maimonides, Wailing wall, Bahai Shrine, etc, and two of Toronto synagogues (McCaul Street and University Ave. synagogues). Included with this copy is an additional loose plate of 'The Three Symbols on Mount Zion', which is signed by artist in ink at bottom.

US$6. bookID # 13544


SHIELDS, Robert; My Travels; Visits to Lands Far and Near, European, British, American and Canadian. Winnipeg, Manitoba Free Press, 1907, First Edition, 12mo [18 x 13 cm]; viii, [ii], [11]-339 pp, color frontis (port), illus, plates, portraits, original pictorialgilt cloth, gilt lettering and vignette on spine, slight shelf wear, clean , very good+.

The author's tourist notes on his various travels.

US$2. bookID # 2567


SHOUMATOFF, Alex; In Southern Light; Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon. New York, Simon and Schuster, [1986], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 239 pp, index, original cloth-backed boards, silver spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, rear panel slightly rubbed), fine overall, clean and unmarked.

Travels through tropical rain forests in two continents, the Nhamunda River, an undeveloped tributary of the Amazon, where the author meets tribal remnants, and in Zaire through the Ituri Forest in the land of BaMbuti and Efe pygmies, visiting villages where white people have seldom if ever been encountered.

US$4. bookID # 12230


SHUKMAN, Henry; Sons of the Moon; A Journey in the Andes. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, [1989], First edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [vi], 184 pp, illustrations from photos, map, original cloth-backed boards, silver title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), fine in very good+ dj.

A narrative of the author's extensive travels in the Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, especially in the Altiplano, from Cuzco, Picac, Macchu Picchu to Raqchi, Tqa4raco, Puno, around Lake Titicaca, La Paz, Oruro, Escara, Tunupa, Susques, Uyuni, Sacaca, etc, describing the Aymara people, their customs, way of life, conditions, etc.

US$3. bookID # 11266


SILBERMAN, Neil Asher; Digging for God and Country; Exploration, Archeology and the Secret Struggle for the Holy Land 1799-1917. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1982, First edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; xv, 228 pp, numerous illustrations from photos (early sources), index, original two part cloth, slightly faded, dj (price clipped), near fine.

A fascinating description of the beginnings of archeological discovery in this area by explorers, antiquarians and adventurers.

US$3. bookID # 4216


SITWELL, Sachevell; Golden Wall and Mirador; Travels and Observations in Peru. Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company, [1961], First edition, 8vo [25 x 16 cm]; 286 pp, 54 illustrations plus 4 color plates, index, original pictorial cloth, dj (price clipped).

The distinguished author described his travels to Peru, including Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Puno, Altiplano, Tiahuanaco, and the Yucatan to see the Mayan ruins.

US$2. bookID # 4709


SITWELL, Sacheverell; The Netherlands; A Study of Some Aspects of Art, Costume and Social Life. London, B. T. Batsford Ltd., nd [c1948], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; viii, 168 pp, colored frontis, 122 illustrations on plates, including color plates, other illustrations from drwgs, foldout map, index, pictorial endpapers, original orange cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj (corner of inside flap clipped, light wear at spine ends), signature of Anita Willis, near fine and clean in very good dj.

A very well-illustrated work by this important writer.

US$5. bookID # 8520


SMITH, Anthony; A Persian Quarter Century. London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1979], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; 192 pp, illustrations from photos, cross-section of Qanat, map endpapers, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped, edge lightly worn), near fine clean copy.

The author, who wrote the celebrated Blind White Fish in Persia with a species named after him, returned to Persia after 25 years to describe the changes to the villages and villagers, and to explore for other fish.

US$6. bookID # 8261


SMITH, Nicol; Bush Master; Into the Jungles of Dutch Guiana. Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, [1941], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 17 cm]; 315 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos by the author, Arawak vocabulary, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt lettering, slight shelfwear, some light foxing on some leaves, very good+.

Interesting travel narrative of a largely unknown country with an emphasis on the native people, customs, social life in the bush, nature, jungle, etc.

US$7. bookID # 5552


SMYTHE, F. S.; An Alpine Journey. London, Victor Gollancz, 1934, First edition, large 8vo [24 x 15 cm]; 351 pp, 53 illustrations from photos on 48 plates, folding map showing author's route, glossary, original cloth, minor rubbing, previous owner's ink notes in margins of two pages, very good copy.

Neate 730. "The author climbed extensively in the Alps, and also made several important Himalayan expeditions, including the first ascent of Kamet." (Neate)

US$8. bookID # 5167


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Maps and Topography. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 135, [v] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 453 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 20 September 2001. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world including the libraries of Roy Harvey Johnstone, Walter Kupfer, Dr. T. Shrire, the Ulm Edition of Ptolomy's Cosmographia 1486, Blaeu's Atlas Major 1648-72, etc. Sale L01326.

US$5. bookID # 13335


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Travel and Natural History. London, SOTHEBY'S, 1989, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 197, [xix] pp, hundreds of illustrations, including colored, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

Detailed descriptions of 408 lots, very well-illustrated of the Sotheby's sale held in London 13 April 1990. Valuable reference with books from the library of Thomas Forster, architecture, British Isles, Greece and Turkey, Palestine and middle east, Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, Pacific travels, atlases, etc..

US$3. bookID # 13349


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Travel and Natural History. London, Sotheby's, 1990, , 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 198, [xiv] pp, many illustrations, including colored, including many full-page, maps, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on spine and cover, fine, clean, and with the prices realized on a loose sheet.

This sale of fine books on 29 November 1990 includes the properties of the 9th and 10th Dukes of Northumberland, Duke of Wellington (45 lots), Sir William Curtis, etc, in 362 lots, 219 of which are on travel covering all areas. A useful reference.

US$3. bookID # 13361


SOTHEBY'S, ; Atlases, Travel and Natural History, including the properties of the Marques of Downshire, Lord de Saumarez, Colonel John Miller, atlases of John Bartholomew. London, SOTHEBY'S, 1990, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 298. [xviii] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, black and white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

An impressive sale, with detailed descriptions of 576 lots, very well-illustrated of the Sotheby's sale held in London 21 and 22 June 1990, including great detail on Audubon's Birds of America, first edition. Valuable reference. Includes many significant atlases, costume books, maps, etc.

US$3. bookID # 13348


SOTHEBY'S, ; Natural History, Atlases and Travel. London, Sotheby's, 1997, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 154. [xvi] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of natural history and travel books, atlases, describing 340 lots in detail, 72 on natural history, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 4 December 1997, including many historically important works. Sale LN7720.

US$3. bookID # 13338


SOTHEBY'S, ; Natural History, Travel, Atlases and Maps. London, Sotheby's, 2002, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 278 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some double-page, some black and white illustrations, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 453 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 14 November 2002. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world including the libraries of the Fane Family, Lady Herries, Brigadier C. E. Tryon Wilson, Neville L. Fakes, etc, with 89 lots on natural history. Sale L02304.

US$5. bookID # 13334


SOTHEBY'S, ; Printed Books and Maps, comprising Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, the Middle East and other subjects including militaria & pyrotechnics & property of the Rt. Hon. Viscount Esher. London, Sotheby's, 1992, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 185, [xi] pp, numerous illustrations, maps, from the original sources, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine and clean, with the list of prices achieved and buyers inserted loose.

A very well-illustrated description of the Sotheby's sale held in London 30th June, 1st July, 9th July 1992, with detailed descriptions of 1,529 lots of books

US$9. bookID # 13600


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Mercator Atlas of Europe; from the collection formed by the British Rail Pension Fund. London, Sotheby's, 1996, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 34, [xiv] pp, numerous colored plates and illustrations, bibliography, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine and clean.

Sale LN6719. A very well-illustrated description of the Sotheby's sale held in London 26 November 1996 of this famous atlas which had been previously been auctioned 17 years earlier. Mercator was the greatest cartographer of the modern era and this atlas is the most important surviving ensemble of his works anywhere and the only collection ever likely to appear for sale. It consists of the only two known autograph manuscript maps by him, the only surviving copy of his Europe wall map of 1554, other rare wall maps, etc. With detailed and scholarly descriptions.

US$5. bookID # 13599


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale, Natural History and Maps. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 242 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, some black and white illustrations, glossary, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few small creases, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheet.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of travel books, maps, atlases and paintings on the middle east, describing 481 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London, 15 November 2001. A very useful reference. Includes items from most parts of the world with an emphasis on Australasia, China, India, Africa, maderia, Pacific, North and South America, etc, with 65 lots on natural history. Sale L01959.

US$5. bookID # 13333


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Books, Maps, Atlases, Natural History and Topographical Pictures. London, Sotheby's, 2000, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 225, [i] pp, hundreds of colored & uncolored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few minor notes, near fine, clean.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on Africa, Australasia, Near & Middle East, Americas, Asia, Europe, wall maps, atlases, etc describing 447 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 2 December 1999. A very useful reference. Sale L09215.

US$5. bookID # 13621


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Books, Maps, Atlases, Natural History and Topographical Pictures. London, Sotheby's, 2000, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 272 pp, hundreds of colored & uncolored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few minor notes, near fine, clean.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on Africa, Australasia, Tahiti, South Seas, North & Central America, Caribbean, Europe, etc describing 454 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 14 December 2000. A very useful reference. Sale L00720.

US$5. bookID # 13418


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Mediterranean & Middle East. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 219, [iii] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, some black & white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheets.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on the middle east, describing 603 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 17 October 2001. A very useful reference. Includes large sections on Greece, Turkey, North Africa, etc. Sale L01956.

US$5. bookID # 13332


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Mediterranean & Middle East. London, Sotheby's, 2001, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 172, [xxxiv] pp, hundreds of colored illustrations & maps, including many full-page, some black & white illustrations, bibliography, index, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few marginal bidding notes, very good, with the prices realized on loose sheets.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books, maps and paintings on the middle east, describing 597 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 17 October 2001. A very useful reference. Includes large sections on Greece, Turkey, North Africa, etc. Sale L00719.

US$5. bookID # 13620


SOTHEBY'S, ; The Travel Sale: Mediterranean & Middle East. London, Sotheby's, 2002, First edition, 4to [27 x 21 cm]; 266 pp, hundreds of colored illustrations, including many full-page, double-page, frontis, index of artists, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title on cover and spine, few small creases, fine, clean, with the prices realized on loose sheets.

A beautifully illustrated Sotheby's sale of books and paintings on the middle east, describing 709 lots in detail, very well-illustrated, sale held in London 15 October 2002. A very useful reference. Includes large sections on Greece, Turkey, etc. Sale L02954.

US$5. bookID # 13330


STALLARD, Scott; Bermuda. Toronto, Chicago, Boulton Publishing Service, [1989], First edition, 4to [31 x 23.5 cm]; x, 173, [i] pp, 170+ fine color plates, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (priced clipped, tear), else fine and clean.

The Bermuda native Stallard spent three years capturing these fine pictures Bermuda, scenery, activities, nature, buildings, people, villages, etc, which makes it hard to resist travelling there. He also provides a description of his photographic methods and equipment.

US$6. bookID # 11941


STEADMAN, David W. and Steven Zousmer; Galapagos; Discovery on Darwin's Islands. Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press, [1988], First edition, 4to [28 x 22 cm]; 208 pp, 51 color plates from painting by Lee M. Steadman, other color illustrations from photo, bibliog, endpaper maps, original cloth (hardcover), dj, fine clean copy.

The author found over 400,000 fossils of extinct species on the Galapagos islands and presents some interesting findings related to evolution. The fine illustrations stand on their own merit. An appendix lists the resident species of reptiles, mammals, birds.

US$5. bookID # 7354


STEINBERG, Jehudah, translated from Hebrew by George Jeshurun; In Those Days; the Story of an Old Man. Philadelphia, The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1915, First edition, 12mo [19 x 13 cm]; 199 pp, index, original blue blind-stamped cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, light stain on rear cover, spine slightly faded, name on endpaper, interior is clean and fine in very good cover.

'Describes the life of Russian Jews in the time of Nicholas I, when Jewish children were snatched away from their homes in order that they might grow up as Christian soldiers. Steinberg has succeeded in narrating a serious story without continually lamenting and weeping, and throughout he preserves good taste and sanity'. [Block, Of Making Many Books].

US$5. bookID # 13799


STEPHENS, John Lloyd; Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petra, and the Holy Land. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1970, First printing of the reprint, 8vo [23.5 x 16 cm]; liv, 474 pp, illus, plates, 3 maps, index, original cloth, spine title lettering and decorations, dj (price clipped, in nice shape), fine, clean and unmarked.

The introduction is by Victor Wolfgang von Hagen, who has written extensively about Stephens' Central American travels. Stephens is famous for his explorations in Yucatan where he discovered the Mayan ruins. This book was based on his earlier travels but written in the same interesting style which was to become famous later. Most of the plates weren't in the original 1837 edition but have been taken from various contemporary travels to complement the book. The illustrations from the original are also included but are enlarged here.

US$9. bookID # 12211


STEPHENSON, William B.; The Land of Tomorrow. New York, George H. Doran Company, 1919, First Edition, sm 8vo; xviii, 19 - 240 pp, frontis, illus, original pictorial cloth, rubbing at edges, corners worn, good clean copy.

Wicks 210; Wickersham 2228. Travels through Alaska, describing nature, conditions, geology, people, etc.

US$5. bookID # 1504


STEVENS, William Oliver; Old Williamsburg and her Neighbors. New York, Dodd, Mead & Company, 1939, reprint, first published in 1938, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xv, 337 pp, color frontis from author's painting, numerous illustrations from author's drwgs, some full page, index, endpaper maps, original cloth, spine a bit faded, very lightly rubbed at edges, but a very good copy.

US$3. bookID # 4525


STOKES, H. G.; English Place-Names. London, B. T. Batsford, [1948], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; [viii], 120 pp, colored frontis map of Gloucestershire, 64 illustrations including photos and maps, many full-page, glossary, bibliog, index, original red cloth, gilt spine title lettering, fine and clean in very good dj (light wear to spine ends).

A well-illustrated work with history, topography and accounts of towns, villages, rivers and hills.

US$9. bookID # 9563


SUTHERLAND, Donald, with illustrations by Gavin Nicol; Butt and Ben; a Highland Boyhood. Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood & Sons, 1963, First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; x, 246 pp, illustrations from drawings, original red cloth with gilt spine title lettering, penciled signature on endpaper, dj is lightly worn at edges with short tear, else a fine clean copy.

The author describes his youth and the people in Argyll Scotland 50-60 years before he wrote the book.

US$5. bookID # 8101


SUTHERLAND, Halliday; Hebridean Journey. London, Geoffrey Bles, [1939], First edition, 8vo [23 x 15 cm]; vii, 277 pp, map endpapers, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering in gilt border, clean, unmarked, near fine interior and cover with only light use in a worn dj (chipped at edges, rubbed, spine a little darkened).

The author of Lapland Journey here describes his travels among the islands of the Hebrides by steamer, crossing and travels through the many islands including Skye, Eigg, Iona, etc, and the Outer Hebrides, with good descriptions of the people, countryside, conditions, tales, history, etc.

US$5. bookID # 12190


SWEENEY, Charles; Naturalist in the Sudan. New York, Taplinger Publishing Company, [1974], First American edition, 8vo [21 x 14 cm]; 240 pp, beautifully illustrated with photos on plates and hundreds of other illustrations from drawings, double-page maps (Nubia Mountains, Bahr el Ghasal and Darfur) showing routes travelled, original cloth-backed boards, gilt spine title lettering, lightly foxed at upper outer edge of text block, else clean, near fine condition in good dj (price clipped, tear repaired, light wear).

Published in Great Britain as Background of Baobabs. The author, an entomologist, spent considerable time in southern Sudan observing wildlife, including animals, insects, plants, birds, as well as the people and their customs.

US$5. bookID # 13564


SYNGE, Patrick; In Search of Flowers. London, Michael Joseph, [1973], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; 176 pp, plates from photos including color, map, index, original cloth, dj (bit rubbed at spine ends), fine, clean copy.

The author, former editor of the Royal Horticultural Society and writer of many books including 'The Mountains of the Moon", describes a lifetime of plant hunting in many parts of the world, including Europe, East Africa, Borneo, Persia, Nepal, North America, etc.

US$5. bookID # 526


TAYLER, Jeffrey; Valley of the Casbahs. London, Little Brown, [2003], First edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; xiv, 335 pp, colored illustrations on plates, map, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (not price clipped, slight wear), fine and clean, unmarked.

The author of Facing the Congo here describes his challenging and funny journey across the Moroccan Sahara.

US$5. bookID # 13633


TEAL, Mildred & John, illustrations by Richard Price; Portrait of an Island. New York, Atheneum, 1964, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; [viii], 167, [i] pp, frontis, illustrations from drwgs, index, original cloth, dj (torn, wear at upper edge), very good in good dj.

The land, the wildlife and the changing moods of Sapelo Island, an island in the Atlantic off the coast of Georgia.

US$5. bookID # 3964


TEILHARD DE CHARDIN, Pierre; Letters from a Traveller. London, Collins, 1962, First edition in English, translated from the French, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; 380 pp, frontis (portrait of author), plates from photos including portraits, double-page map, index, original cloth, gilt spine title lettering, dj (tear, chipped at edges, not price clipped), endpaper inscription, near fine in good jacket.

The author of The Phenomenon of Man, here describes his geological and palaeontological work and travels in may part, but especially in China, including the deserts of Ordos and Gobi, Mongolian steppes, the Citroen Central Asian Expedition to Sinkiang, Pekin, as well as the development of his philosophy. Included are pieces by Sir Julian Huxley, Claus Aragonnes and Pierre Leroy of different aspects of author.

US$4. bookID # 11824


TENNENT, George J. and William O. Hay with Matt J. Fox; Displaying Australia and New Guinea. Sydney, Australia, Australia Story Trust, 1945, , 4to [34 x 25 cm]; 256 pp, hundreds of photos, original simulated leather, pictorial gilt kangaroo and gilt lettering on cover, rubbed at spine ends, very good.

Subtitled, memorabilia for U. S. Forces in Australia, it consists of mainly photos of scenes, people, nature, cities, native peoples and all aspects of the region with brief descriptions.

US$4. bookID # 3122


THIBAULT, Claude; Bibliographia Canadiana. Toronto, Longman Canada, [1973], , thick 8vo [23.5 x 19 cm]; lxiv, 795 pp, detailed index, original pictorial gilt cloth, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, library stamp on title page and endpaper but otherwise free of marks, interior is clean and unmarked, cover excellent.

A massive listing of over 25,600 items in all categories and subject. Besides a very detailed index, there is an extensive table of contents by period and subject to help find items.

US$4. bookID # 13477


TILMAN, H. W.; Ice With Everything. Sydney, Gray's Publishing Company, [1974], First Canadian edition, published same time as first English edition, 8vo [22.5 x 14 cm]; 142 pp, illustrations from photos, maps, map endpapers, original cloth, dj (lightly rubbed at spine ends), fine in very good dj.

Neate T37: 'In later life Tilman spent his time sailing to remote arctic and antarctic locations, landing to do a bit of climbing' A narrative of Tilman's travels mainly on the east cost of Greenland. The appendix lists his various boats with chronologies.

US$4. bookID # 4052


TILMAN, H. W.; Triumph and Tribulation. New York, Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, [1977], First American edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 153 pp, illustrations from photos, maps, original cloth, dj, fine.

Tilman describes his voyage to Spitzenbergen, Disko Island, Angmagssalik, his sailing around the island of Vestspitzbergen and travels in Greenland. This is his last book. Neate T48.

US$5. bookID # 4051


TOMLINSON, H. M.; London River. Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., nd [c1921], , 8vo [21 x 14.5 cm]; 251 pp, original cloth-backed boards, corners bit worn, previous owner's bookplate on endpaper, else very good.

US$2. bookID # 4169


TOURING CLUB ITALIANO - MILAN, ; Italia, Italy; Information and Advice to the Tourist for his Holiday in Italy. Rome, Ente Nazionale Industrie Turistiche, 1957, , 12mo [20 x 12.5 cm]; 80 pp, many illustrations from photos and drawings, index, original heavy paper printed wraps, one page with tear, very good+, clean and unmarked.

A tourist guide with much information including geography, resources and work, population, folk lore, history, art, museums, culture, how to travel, tours, hotels, restaurants, trattorias, food and wine, amusements, social events, shopping, open air life, how to reach, etc, all nicely illustrated.

US$5. bookID # 12648


TRASK, David, Michael C. Meyer, Roger R. Trask; A Bibliography of United States - Latin American Relations Since 1810; A Selected List of Eleven Thousand Published References. Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, [1969], , 4to [26 x 18.5 cm]; xxxi, 441 pp, abbreviations, key to journals, index, original blue cloth, clean and fine condition.

A basic reference covering each country in Central & South America and Mexico with sections on each historical period.

US$5. bookID # 7063


TRILLIN, Calvin; Travels with Alice. New York, Ticknor & Fields, 1989, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [x], 195 pp, original cloth-backed boards, silver title lettering on spine, dj (not price clipped), blank endpaper removed, else clean and near fine.

The popular writer describes travels with his family in Europe, Guadeloupe, West Indies and elsewhere with a most amusing, lively account.

US$2. bookID # 11301


VILNAY, Zev; The Guide to Israel. Jerusalem, Sol Agency, 1960, , 12mo [17 x 13 cm]; 521, [xxx, ads], [ix, index], [i, ads] pp, 619 illustrations from drwgs, maps, plans, index, original red cloth covers, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, library withdrawal stamp on cover and endpaper, but no marks on cover or interior, very good with the original ribbon bookmark, dj (small chip at edge, jacket taped to cover).

A detailed travel guide to all places, cities, towns, places including those areas gained in six day's war, with much on history, archaeology, people, etc. The first edition was 1955, each update providing a picture of the country at that time.

US$2. bookID # 11950


VON HAGEN, Victor W.; Highway of the Sun. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1955, First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14.5 cm]; [xiii], 320 pp, numerous illus, 4 maps, endpaper maps showing Inca roads in red, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, bit faded, light stain on endpaper, interior clean.

Explorations on the ancient roads of the Incas, through Ecuador, Peru and Chile that allowed the Inca Empire to dominate a quarter of South America. The author describes the American Geographical Society's Inca Highway Expedition of eight explorers and archaeologists and numerous assistants, which he lead over a two year period. Good illustrations.

US$5. bookID # 9692


VON HAGEN, Victor W.; Highway of the Sun. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1955, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xiii], 320 pp, numerous illus, 4 maps, endpaper maps showing Inca roads in red, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, dj ( chipped at edges), interior is quite clean and near fine in good jacket.

Explorations on the ancient roads of the Incas, through Ecuador, Peru and Chile that allowed the Inca Empire to dominate a quarter of South America. Author describes the American Geographical Society's Inca Highway Expedition of eight explorers and archaeologists and numerous assistants, which he lead over a two year period.

US$8. bookID # 11968


VON HAGEN, Victor W.; Highway of the Sun. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1955, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; [xiii], 320 pp, numerous illus, 4 maps, endpaper maps showing Inca roads in red, bibliog, index, original cloth with gilt spine title lettering, cover spotted dj (very chipped at edges), bookplate on endpaper, good, interior clean and very good.

Explorations on the ancient roads of the Incas, through Ecuador, Peru and Chile that allowed the Inca Empire to dominate a quarter of South America. Author describes the American Geographical Society's Inca Highway Expedition of eight explorers and archaeologists and numerous assistants, which he lead over a two year period.

US$5. bookID # 8321


VON HAGEN, Victor Wolfgang; Jungle in the Clouds; a Naturalist's Explorations in the Republic of Honduras. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1940, First edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14.5 cm]; x, 268 pp, frontis, numerous illustrations from photos, endpaper maps, bibliog, index, original cloth, spine lettering worn, very good copy, interior clean and fine.

This well known author of Latin American travel books travelled extensively through Honduras by rail, plane, mule, burro, but, boat and by foot, and described nature and the archeology. He studied the rare quetzal, the sacred bird of the Maya, as well as the Toltecs and Aztecs, and the ancient Mayan city of Copan. One of the illustrations is the first photograph ever taken of the Quetzal.

US$9. bookID # 7134


WADSON, Judith; Bermuda: Traditions and Tastes. Portsmouth, Onion Skin Press, [1997], First edition, 12mo [21.5 x 13 cm]; [vi], 42 pp, illustrations from photos, index of recipes, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, fine and clean, unmarked.

Ten chapters, each on an important Day celebrated in Bermuda, each with recipes, its history, events, etc. Designed by Erin Kenney and Steve Mundy.

US$7. bookID # 11921


WAISBARD, Simone and Roger; Masks, Mummies, and Magicians; A Voyage of Exploration in Pre-Inca Peru. Edinburgh and London, Oliver & Boyd, 1965, First English Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 15 cm]; xii, 176 pp, 16 photo plates, some with more than one illustrations, text figures, 3 maps, chronologies, glossary of words in Quechua, Aymara, Spanish, original pictorial cloth, spine title lettering, book is fine, unmarked & clean in good dust jacket (price clipped, closed tears, light wear).

The authors explore the early civilizations of Peru, pre-dating the Incan empire by 1,500 years or more, describing Walla-Marka, everyday life of the Wallas, Munaos and Malkis, funeral rites, luggage for the after-life, the pyramid valley, Wakoto, the talking oracle of Rimac, pagan cults, Wakas, Wallalo, deities of the Pacific, etc. This edition includes the supplements. Nicely illustrated.

US$5. bookID # 13807


WATT, Melanie; Jaguar Woman. [Toronto], Key Porter, [1989], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; [vi], 154 pp, color illustrations from photos, original cloth, dj, fine, signed by the author on the title page.

A young woman's struggle to save the jaguars of Belize, is an easy read, with the author's descriptions of her adventures from a 144 mile bicycle marathon to hiking through the jungles and observing wildlife. Enclosed with this copy is an original loose autograph letter from an official with Jaguar Canada, the main sponsor of the Jaguar sanctuary described in the book, describing their sponsorship.

US$5. bookID # 5650


WELLARD, James; The Search for Lost Cities. London, Constable, [1980], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 14 cm]; 240, illus, maps, bibliog, original cloth, dj, fine.

The author explores 10 lost cities of antiquity, including Sodom, Gomorrah, Harama, Copan, Marib, Angkor, Zimbabwe, Tarxien, etc, and speculates on their decline and fall.

US$5. bookID # 3186


WELLS, Carveth; North of Singapore. New York, National Travel Club, [1940], First Edition, 8vo; 271 pp, numerous illustrations from photos, map endpapers, original cloth, dj (wear and bit chipped at spine ends), light foxing on few leaves, else very good.

Travels from Japan, Korea and Manchuria to Singapore and Malaysia by way of the Philippine Islands. Appendices on geography of Malaya, trade, principal fruits.

US$5. bookID # 1743


WILSON, Ian and Sally; Wilderness Seasons; Life and Adventure in Canada's North (signed by both authors). West Vancouver, Gordon Soules Book Publishers, [1987], , 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 207 pp, double-page map, plus other full-page map, numerous illustrations from photos and drawings, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, title lettering in white on spine and cover, light corner wear, very good copy, signed by both authors on title page.

The building of a homestead, log cabin in the wilds of northern British Columbia, living with wild life, cold winters, etc are described in this lively and well-illustrated account.

US$3. bookID # 13533


WILSON, J. Tuzo; One Chinese Moon. Toronto, New York, London, Longmans, Green and Company, [1959], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xiii, 274 pp, illustrations from photos on plates, map, index, original black pictorial cloth, white title lettering on spine, dj (short tears), else near fine and clean.

A travel narrative by renowned Canadian geophysicist, through China in 1958, to Peking (Beijing) via the Trans-Siberian Railway and through the interior, with independent observations of the country as it was, the people, conditions, interesting adventures and experiences.

US$8. bookID # 12133


WILSON, J. Tuzo; One Chinese Moon. Toronto, New York, London, Longmans, Green and Company, [1959], First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; xiii, 274 pp, illustrations from photos on plates, map, index, original black pictorial cloth, white title lettering on spine, dj (chipped at edges), else near fine and clean.

A travel narrative by renowned Canadian geophysicist, through China in 1958, to Peking (Beijing) via the Trans-Siberian Railway and through the interior, with independent observations of the country as it was, the people, conditions, interesting adventures and experiences.

US$6. bookID # 12188


WOODCOCK, George; Caves in the Desert; Travels in China. Vancouver, Toronto, Douglas & McIntyre, [1988], First edition, 8vo [23.5 x 15.5 cm]; [vi], 201 pp, illustrations from photos, original blue cloth with silver title lettering on spine, dj (price sticker on rear panel), inscribed on endpaper, near fine, clean copy.

The author, one of the best modern travel writers and winner of the Governor Generals award for an earlier book, describes his journey through northern China to visit the traditional Buddhist centers off the beaten track, around the fabled Silk Road, including Datong, Yungang, Wutai San, Xi'an, Dunhuang, etc, with interesting discoveries and experiences informed by his deep knowledge of Chinese culture, religion and history.

US$5. bookID # 8946


WOODCOCK, George; South Sea Journey. Toronto, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, [1976], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 341 pp, maps, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering, dj (price clipped, bit rubbed), near fine, clean and unmarked.

Covering Samoa, Tonga, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands and Fiji, the author took the trip as a basis for a television documentary series. Engrossing and well written, both personal and highly informative, combining the historical background of the area with present conditions.

US$6. bookID # 9307


WOODCOCK, George; South Sea Journey. Toronto, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, [1976], First Edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; 341 pp, maps, index, original cloth with gilt title lettering, dj (price clipped), fine, clean, fresh and unmarked.

Covering Samoa, Tonga, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, Solomon Islands and Fiji, the author took the trip as a basis for a television documentary series. Engrossing and well written, both personal and highly informative, combining the historical background of the area with present conditions.

US$8. bookID # 12287


WOODLIEF, Ann; photos by John Theilgard; In River Time; The Way of the James. Chapel Hill, Algonquin Books, 1985, First edition, 4to [26 x 21 cm]; xiv, 232 pp, frontis, illus, map endpapers, bibliog, index, original cloth, dj (tear), fine in very good dj.

The James River flow from the Virginia mountains to the Chesapeake Bay.

US$3. bookID # 4361


WORTH, C. Brooke; Mosquito Safari; a Naturalist in Southern Africa. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1971, First Edition, 8vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 316 pp, illustrations from photos, map, index, original cloth, dj (price clipped), very light signs of use, else near fine, clean and unmarked.

The author, seeking mosquitoes that transmit viruses, managed to not only collect many species but also observe the local conditions, wildlife and birds on the way to writing this interesting narrative.

US$7. bookID # 13565


WORTH, C. Brooke; Mosquito Safari; a Naturalist in Southern Africa. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1971, First Edition, vo [21.5 x 14 cm]; 316 pp, illustrations from photos, map, index, original cloth, dj (light wear at spine end, small chip, not price clipped), else near fine in vg dj.

The author, seeking mosquitoes that transmit viruses, managed to not only collect many species but also observe the local conditions, wildlife and birds on the way to writing this interesting narrative.

US$5. bookID # 4239


WRIGHT, Ronald; On Fiji Islands. [New York], Viking, [1986], First Edition, 8vo [23 x 16 cm]; xii, [ii], 257 pp, glossary, bibliog, endpaper maps, original quarter cloth, boards, dj, fine.

The author observes that societies that do not eat people are fascinated by those that do. "An artful blend of travel memoir and historical narrative", and a fascination of cannibals and their adaptation to modern times.

US$4. bookID # 2814


WRIGHT, Ronald; Time Among the Maya; Travels in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico. Markham, London, New York, Viking, [1989], First Edition, 8vo [24 x 16 cm]; x, 451, [i] pp, maps, glossary, bibliog, index, original pictorial cloth backed boards, dj (not price clipped), fine in fine dj.

The author travelled extensively through jungles, towns and back roads, to barely accessible old ruins, to describe life and spirit among the Mayans, both current and ancient, in an enjoyable mix of journalism, archaeology, history and ethnology. One of the best modern works on the subject.

US$6. bookID # 6425


YEE, Chiang; The Silent Traveller in Japan. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, [1972], First edition, large 8vo [24 x 18.5 cm]; 430 pp, colored plates from the author's paintings, hundreds of illustrations from his drwgs, map endpapers, original cloth, spine title lettering, dj (short closed tear, light wear), fine and clean.

Beautifully illustrated, the author provides fresh observations, based on extensive travels in Japan.

US$8. bookID # 12390


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