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The Jungle and the Damned, Davis, Hassoldt
101 The Jungle and the Damned
Davis, Hassoldt
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1952 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good very good Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, but some sunning to spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 306 pgs. This book is from the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and comes with a document certifying that the book is from that collection, signed by the Roosevelt Library Director. Author's expedition to French Guiana in South America, illustrated with photographs and maps. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has small corner chips and chipping at top spine edge, crease at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 011043

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The Jungle and the Damned, Davis, Hassoldt
102 The Jungle and the Damned
Davis, Hassoldt
New York/Boston Duell, Sloan & Pearce/Little Brown 1952 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Photographs By Ruth and Hassoldt Davis 
Clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 306 pgs. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of light edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This is the true story of explorer-author Hassoldt Davis's exploration of French Guiana, inland from St. Laurent to the Tumac Humac Mountains of the Brazilian Border. 8vo. Adventure. 015138

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About Paris, Davis, Richard Harding
103 About Paris
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Harper 1895 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Charles Dana Gibson, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing. Blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering, red and gold decoration on cover and spine. Hint of very light soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson. 219 pp. 020423

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The West from a Car-Window, Davis, Richard Harding
104 The West from a Car-Window
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Harper and Brothers 1903 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration of a bucking bronco by Frederick Remington with clean tissue guard; many illustrations and photographs throughout. 243 pp. 019706

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Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places, De Combray, Richard
105 Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places
De Combray, Richard
Garden City Doubleday 1978 0385112068 / 9780385112062 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good++ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, stamped gold author's signature on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs. 179 pp. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with faintest hint of soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Richard de Combray takes the reader by every conceivable means oftransportation, from Rolls-Royce to camel, on an adventurous and often amusing journey along the coast of North Africa and into the Middle East, with personal glimpses of life in the Moslem world. 018098

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Waters of the New World - Houston to Nantucket, de Hartog, Jan
106 Waters of the New World - Houston to Nantucket
de Hartog, Jan
New York Atheneum 1961 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean blue-green boards with silver decoration, turquoise cloth spine with gold lettering and decoration. No fraying or wear. Slightest fading to board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Drawings by Jo Spier. 276 pages. Dust jacket illustrated by Jo Spier is clean, not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at spine ends (1/4") and tiny chip to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Remarkable voyage by the author on the full route of the Intracoastal Waterway, through the bayous of Louisiana to New Orleans, along the coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to Apalachicola, across the Gulf to Clearwater, through the Florida jungle by way of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee to the heart of the mysterious Everglades; then up the East Coast, through the water-wilderness of Georgia and te Carolinas, up Chesapeake Bay, down Delaware Bay and through the creeks and lagoons of New Jersey to New York; finally up Long Island Sound to the Nantucket Island. 024632

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A Day Outside the City, Deardorff, Robert
107 A Day Outside the City
Deardorff, Robert
Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
214 pgs. Fine in VG DJ Very clean, unworn beige boards with black & red lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages are bright and clean. No names or writing inside. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has a few small closed tears near spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Trips to take from London, Madrid, Stockholm, Rome, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Brussels, and many more with maps! 12mo. Travel. 003691

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The Perfumed Tigers - Adventures in the Land of the Maharajahs, Dekobra, Maurice
108 The Perfumed Tigers - Adventures in the Land of the Maharajahs
Dekobra, Maurice
New York Brewer and Warren 1930 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ fair Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with yellow and green tiger design on cover, green lettering; yellow and green lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean exotically decorated gold and black endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Translated from the French by Neal Wainwright. Illustrated with black and white plates. 300 pages. Dust jacket has large piece missing at top of spine, additional shallower chips, short closed edge tears, edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Famous novelist writes a travel book about India that is engagingly informal in tone and amazingly penetrating in its descriptions of the county and its customs. 024534

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109 Dust On My Toes: Stories of People Near and Far
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1959 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with silver title box and lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 191 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, hint of very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Sister Maria Del Rey presents fourteen stories concerning her fellow Maryknoll missionary Sisters. All of them are true, and proof that a missionary's life is one of excitement and unusual adventures. 8vo. Religion. 015008

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Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
110 Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page: "Sincerely, Sister Maria del Rey." 308 pp. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Very clean unchipped jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has one short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge (1/2" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sister Maria del Rey of the Maryknoll Catholic Sisters is our guide in this grand tour across the world. Always her description is full of humor and anecdote as she visits Tanganyika, Ceylon, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Africa and more. 019201

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Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
111 Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has light edge wear and very light foxing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A Maryknoll Sister tells of her journeys around the world. With humor and anecdote, she shares the mood of country after country in her travels. 8vo. Adventure. 011371

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On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure, Denis, Armand
112 On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure
Denis, Armand
New York E. P. Dutton 1963 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with three small elephants on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pgs. Illustrated with 64 superb black & white photographs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is corner price clipped on front inside flap, one tiny chip (size of small pea) at rear spine edge. Photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The life of an explorer, photographer and inventor--a personal adventure story of great color and excitement. 8vo. Adventure. 015628

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South American Adventures, Desmond, Alice Curtis
113 South American Adventures
Desmond, Alice Curtis
New York MacMillan 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Boards are unfaded and quite clean, a few very faint water spots to boards resulting in loss of sheen. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. 8vo. South America. 015344

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Beating Winter, Devine, J. F.
114 Beating Winter
Devine, J. F.
Goshen, NY Goshen Democrat Printing Company First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
Signed by Author, First Edition in jacket. Very clean burgundy cloth boards with stamped leafy texture decoration over all, bright gilt lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, but 1/4" or less tiny closed tear at center base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. INSCRIBED presentation copy: "To Don: Holiday greeting with pleasant recollections of your many courtesies to my family and to me" - J. F. Devine - Jan. 1934". 66 illustrations (photographs) and 7 maps. 336 pgs. "This is an account of the principal rovings of a Mediterranean cruise party, and an added appendix of a tour into sixteen countries in Central Europe. It is a meager description of the world-renowned spots visited, taking up in a brief way the history of the countries, the genesis of the people and our daily doings" (from the title page). Clean dustjacket has some loss at top of spine and along top edge of front panel, small chips and several short closed tears to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Travel. 008218

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Journey to the Far Pacific, Dewey, Thomas E.
115 Journey to the Far Pacific
Dewey, Thomas E.
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1952 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. Small Easter Seal stamp on front free endpaper, same on half-title along with small return address label. 335 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 010380

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm, Dickinson, Matt
116 The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
Dickinson, Matt
New York Times Books/Random House 1999 0-8129-3159-9 / 9780812931594 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with darker blue spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, slight bumping at base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 233 pgs. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mountaineering. 015177

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117 Shadows On The Grass
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1961 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean olive cloth boards with turquoise cloth spine, gold lettering and illustration on cover, gold lettering and blue decoration on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 149 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has small edge chips and two closed edge tears (one is 1", one is 2" on rear panel fold edge), sunning to margins of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015011

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The Undersea Adventure, Diole, Philippe
118 The Undersea Adventure
Diole, Philippe
New York Julian Messner 1953 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean dark blue cloth boards with small silver seahorse on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly stamped on front fixed endpaper and on half-title page. No other marks. 236 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with a few short closed edge tears, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Translated from the French by Alan Ross. Author's thrilling discovery of an unexplored part of our planet, with many topics covered from the intrepid "frogmen" of 480 B.C. to William Beebe's Bathysphere, how to charm an octopus and scare a shark, and the offshore oil controversy. 6" x 8-1/2". Adventure. 017063

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In and Out of Three Normandy Inns, Dodd, Anna Bowman
119 In and Out of Three Normandy Inns
Dodd, Anna Bowman
New York Lovell, Coryell & Company 1892 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket C. S. Reinhart and others 
Clean beige buckram cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. 1892 on copyright page, no other dates. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Lovely old previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 394 pp. Illustrated with photographs, black & white illustrations. 019797

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Beyond the Capes, Dodge, Ernest S.
120 Beyond the Capes
Dodge, Ernest S.
Boston - Toronto Little Brown & Co. 1971 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges at top and bottom of spine, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with Central Pacific map; no writing or marks. Illustrated with portraits and maps. 429 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, some rubbing and surface wear to rear spine vertical edge with a few tiny holes to paper, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger (1776-1877). 8vo. adventure/travel. 014210

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