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141 Things Chinese and Their Stories
Feibao, Du and Hong Su
Beijing China Travel & Tourism Press 1994 7-5032-1016-8 / 9787503210167 Stated First Edition Soft Cover Near Fine 
Very clean glossy soft-cover book with self-flaps. No chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 242 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. An informative book about all the things of China, from food and drink to collectibles, including ceramics and ancient relics; architecture, folk-arts, paintings and more. 5-1/4" x 7-1/4". China. 014932

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Bush Holiday, Fennimore, Stephen
142 Bush Holiday
Fennimore, Stephen
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1949 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Ninon MacKnight, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition. Clean pale green cloth boards with dark brown lettering and whip on spine. No fraying or wear, slight fading to edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 242 pgs. 8vo. Adventure. 009284

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Rare Adventure, Fergusson, Bernard
143 The Rare Adventure
Fergusson, Bernard
New York Rinehart & Co. 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black boards with with gold and white lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 246 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 015075

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Rare Adventure, Fergusson, Bernard
144 The Rare Adventure
Fergusson, Bernard
New York Rinehart & Co. 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black boards with orange and white lettering on spine. Hint of slight wear to top and bottom spine edge, corners are sharp. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight tanning). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Publisher's emblem on copyright page, indicating first printing. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, slightest hint of wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A fine British adventure/intrigue novel set in the Middle East. 015675

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Old Spain and New Spain, Field, H. M.
145 Old Spain and New Spain
Field, H. M.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1888 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean dark green cloth boards with bright gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edges. Very light trace of wear at corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean black endpapers. Very light foxing to front fly papers. Clean bright color map frontis. No names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. 8vo. Travel. 007658

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Courageous Companions, Finger, Charles J.
146 Courageous Companions
Finger, Charles J.
Longmans & Green 1929 Cloth Bds Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket James Dougherty illus 
304 pgs. VG+ Maroon cloth, gold lettering, gold ship on front cover. Illustrated endpapers.Adventure. 001040

Price: 10.00 USD
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In Lawless Lands, Finger, Charles J.
147 In Lawless Lands
Finger, Charles J.
New York Mitchell Kennerley 1924 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, unchipped gold lettering on spine. Tiny bit of slight fading at top and bottom spine edges, no fraying or wear (tiny bump to one corner tip). Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Cornelius Greenaway, hoping he'll not be led to emulate the doings of some of the people herein depicted - Chas. J. Finger." Endpapers otherwise clean, no other markings, except for slight offset (browning) to rear endpapers from (enclosed) author's newspaper obituary. 292 pages. Dustjacket is not clipped (Two Dollars and Fifty Cents appears on spine), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge and at lower right corner of front panel, light soiling, small piece of square tape near base of spine with faint "A" on it. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021172

Price: 100.00 USD
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As They Were, Fisher, M.F.K.
148 As They Were
Fisher, M.F.K.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1982 0-394-52400-4 / 9780394524009 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, Second Printing. Very clean white boards with clean white cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 261 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear and very short closed edge tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The enticing places, the memorable (sometimes mysterious) encounters that have lighted her path over the years--interlaced with new reflections and asides. 8vo. Travel. 016162

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Nomad: One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa, Fitzgerald, Mary Anne
149 Nomad: One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa
Fitzgerald, Mary Anne
New York Viking Press 1993 0-670-84846-8 / 9780670848461 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean white boards with blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Remainder mark on bottom of book. 289 pgs. with glossary. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, no wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nomad is an incisive account of the author's journeys across sub-Saharan Africa. A riveting mix of political notebook, travel story, and the odyssey to discover her inner self. 8 vo.. Africa. 011125

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Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kanagaroos, Possums and Penis Gourds - On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea, Flannery, Tim
150 Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kanagaroos, Possums and Penis Gourds - On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea
Flannery, Tim
New York Grove Press 1998 0-8021-3665-6 / 9780802136657 First Thus Soft Cover Near FIne 
Very clean softcover book. One very small corner crease at bottom of rear panel. No chipping, wear or curling. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 326 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color photographs. 8vo. Adventure. 011290

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151 Barrow's Boys: The Original Extreme Adventures
Fleming, Fergus
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1998 0-87113-804-2 / 9780871138040 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, mere hint of wear at spine corners. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 489 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The breathtaking story of Britain's nineteenth-century program of expeditions to the Arctic, the heart of Africa, and Antarctica. 8vo. Exploration. 009835

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A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago - A Narrative of Travel and Exploration, Forbes, Henry O.
152 A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago - A Narrative of Travel and Exploration
Forbes, Henry O.
New York Harper & Brothers 1885 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Solid First Edition, 1885. Green silk cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, black stamped lettering on cover, gold stamped lettering on spine. Light soiling to cloth. Tiny spots of wear to corners and top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Chocolate brown endpapers; small chip to top edge of front fixed endpaper, small mark where bookplate had been and has fallen off. Color frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. With numerous illustrations from the author's sketches and descriptions by Mr. John B. Gibbs. All six maps (including fold-outs) are present and in excellent condition. 536 pages with index, plus 4 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 023987

Price: 250.00 USD
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Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea, Ford, Corey
153 Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea
Ford, Corey
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book and dust jacket, with crazy and cute publicity photos from the publisher laid in. The back of each photo has typed commentary pasted on back of photo. Book is very clean brown cloth boards with gray leettering and small fish decoration on cover, gray lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with 34 spoofy photographs. 206 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped, has numerous tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "The Almost Incredible Autobiography of Capt. Ezra Triplett's Seafaring Daughter." In 1929 silent-film actress Joan Lowell published an autobiography, Cradle of the Deep, detailing a childhood spent adventuring around the South Seas as a sea captain's daughter. It was almost immediately proved to be bunkum (by, among other things, statements from her former neighbors, who remembered her actual childhood in Berkeley, California). Humorist Corey Ford published this spoof within months, "Salt Water Taffy." Tucked into this copy of Taffy are a few publicity photos from the publisher. Note that the stock model in the photo bears a striking resemblance to Lowell. Even though "Cradle of the Deep" was proven to be a work of fiction, RKO Pictures made a "documentary" based on the work, 1934's "Adventure Girl." Lowell starred in it. It was her last picture before she left the industry to get married...to a sea-captain, with whom she had a few real-life seafaring adventures. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction strives to be truth! 026091

Price: 150.00 USD
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154 The Good Shepherd
Forester, C. S.
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1955 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 310 pgs. Clean dustjacket has chipping at top and bottom of spine (1/4"), 2-1/2" closed tear at top left close to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 009749

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The Hill of Devi, Forster, E. M.
155 The Hill of Devi
Forster, E. M.
New York Harcourt Brace & Co. 1953 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean turquoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean photo-illustrated endpapers. Very small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of blank fly leaf. 267 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, has light to moderate soiling to rear panel, no chips, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of Forster's two visits to Dewas in India, which strongly influenced his masterpiece "A Passage to India." 8vo. India. 015465

Price: 100.00 USD
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Walking to Listen - 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story At A Time, Forsthoefel, Andrew
156 Walking to Listen - 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story At A Time
Forsthoefel, Andrew
New York Bloomsbury 2017 1632867001 / 9781632867001 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean bright yellow-gold boards with gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 371 pages + Bibliography and "About the Author." Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no fading, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. At 23, Andrew Forsthoefel walked out the back door of his home in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, with a backpack, an audio recorder, his copies of Whitman and Rilke, and a sign that read "Walking to Listen." He had just graduated from Middlebury College and was ready to begin his adult life, but he didn't know how. So he decided he'd walk. And listen. It would be a cross-country quest for guidance, and everyone he met would be his guide. 025214

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Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories, Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
157 Top Guns: America's Fighter Aces Tell Their Stories
Foss, Joe and Brennan, Matthew
New York Pocket Books 1991 0-671-68317-9 / 9780671683177 Stated First Edition Hardbound Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. 338 pgs. Clean blue boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding tight, pages bright and clean, no names or writing inside. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, has not been price clipped. True stories of America's flying fighter pilots. 003439

Price: 10.00 USD
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158 Captured By the Arabs
Foster, James H.
New York A. L. Burt 1933 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Orange cloth boards with black stamped lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very faint soiling. Slight wear to corners at top and bottom of spine. Binding is tight & square; pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; small previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 244 pgs. 8vo. Fiction. 013602

Price: 15.00 USD
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Across a Darkling Plain: An American's Passage Through the Middle East, Frady, Marshall
159 Across a Darkling Plain: An American's Passage Through the Middle East
Frady, Marshall
New York Harper's Magazine Press/Harper & Row 1971 06-122500-2 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean gold/brown tweed boards with gold cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers with previous owner name on front free endpaper. 199 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, one tiny 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel through Egypt, Jordan and Israel, lands which have been the unseen landscape of author's childhood and whose scriptural sagas had formed the dramturgy of his own work. Marshall Frady finds between Arabs and Israelis a collision of two ages, a blind grappling of two dialectics, two realities, each barely comprehensible to the other. 8vo. Middle East. 013684

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A Scandinavian Summer, Franck, Harry A.
160 A Scandinavian Summer
Franck, Harry A.
New York Century Company 1930 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped original dust jacket (scarce). Clean green cloth boards with decorated cover, black lettering on cover and spine, small ship decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Very small old price marking at upper corner of front free endpaper; no names or bookplates. Pages are clean, slightly tanned. Liberally illustrated with black and white photographs. 397 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (4.00 on front inside flap), shallow edge chipping at top and bottom spine ends. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025840

Price: 40.00 USD
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