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Mr. Moonlight's Island, Frisbie, Robert Dean
161 Mr. Moonlight's Island
Frisbie, Robert Dean
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1939 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Good Jacket 
Very scarce book, some call it the author's best work, and here it is in original dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards are unworn. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Small bookseller's ticket from San Francisco bookstore in lower corner of rear fixed endpaper. Line-drawings by the author. 363 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped, has several large edge chips, clean. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Autobiographical novel of the author's experience of life in the farthest reaches of the South Seas. Born in Cleveland and later a newspaperman in California, Frisbie suffered from tuberculosis and moved to Tahiti where he found Paradise. Friend of James Norman Hall and James Michener, he wrote a string of excellent books, including Amaru, My Tahiti, The Book of Puka-Puka, and Dawn Sails North -- all of which have become scarce, but none as scarce as this one. 023940

Price: 1250.00 USD
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162 The Crossing of Antarctica - The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58
Fuch, Sir Vivian and Sir Edmund Hillary
London Cassell 1959 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 558 pp. with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), slight soiling to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020347

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Crossing of Antarctica - The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958, Fuchs, Sir Vivian and Sir Edmund Hillary
163 The Crossing of Antarctica - The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
Fuchs, Sir Vivian and Sir Edmund Hillary
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1958 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean original unclipped jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with color and black and white photographs, maps. 328 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (7.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022177

Price: 20.00 USD
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Hard Alee - Cruising Foreign, Gardner, G. Peabody
164 Hard Alee - Cruising Foreign
Gardner, G. Peabody
Salem, Massachusetts Peabody Museum 1977 0875770525 / 9780875770529 First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean book in original dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers designed by Samuel H. Bryant. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dust jacket has fading to top edges and spine, no chips or tears, very small scrape (smaller than a pea) to spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An indefatigable sightseer and sailor, Peabody leads the reader through marketplaces and monasteries, temples and taverns, freely sharing his fund of classical Greek history,m literature, and mythology and his keen eye for colorful detail. Back aboard the boat, a refreshing swim, leisurely cocktails, and a memorable meal preface an exhilarating sail to the next glimpse of life and history in Grecian islands. 024963

Price: 22.00 USD
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Africa is Adventure, Gatti, Attilio
165 Africa is Adventure
Gatti, Attilio
London Frederick Muller Ltd. 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. 240 pgs. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has very slight edge wear, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "In 39 years of African travel, Commander Gatti has come to know the Continent as few men can. On his latest expedition to Kenya, Tanganyika nad Zulu-land, he faced the most unusual challenges of his entire career." 8vo. Africa. 013253

Price: 12.00 USD
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Noa Noa, Gauguin, Paul
166 Noa Noa
Gauguin, Paul
New York Greenberg 1929 South Seas Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
South Seas Edition. Translated from the French by O. F. Theis. Brown paper covered boards with darker brown cloth spine, beige paper label on spine (unchipped). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name and date (Christmas, 1929) on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations. Nice cover piece from dust jacket laid in (has caused some brown shadowing to pages 10 & 11 where it rested. 148 pages. 023980

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Sahara - The Great Desert, Gautier, E. F. (Authorized translation by Dorothy Ford Mayhew)
167 Sahara - The Great Desert
Gautier, E. F. (Authorized translation by Dorothy Ford Mayhew)
New York: Morningside Heights Columbia University Press 1935 First American Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition, authorized translation by Dorothy Ford Mayhew, Librarian, Institute of Geographical Exploration, Harvard University; with a Foreword by Douglas Johnson, Professor of Physiography in Columbia University. Clean brown cloth boards with black illustration on cover wrapping around spine and rear board. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Small edge fragment of bookplate on front paste-down, small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper; no other marks. 264 pp. with index, fold-out map in excellent condition at rear of book. Illustrated with sepia photographs, diagrams. 020321

Price: 35.00 USD
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Sweet Cork of Thee, Gibbings, Robert
168 Sweet Cork of Thee
Gibbings, Robert
New York E. P. Dutton 1951 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Engravings By Author 
Clean green cloth boards with gold seagull on cover, gold bells and lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean maps on endpapers. 235 pgs. Illustrated with beautiful engravings by author. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edge wear, chip at top edge of rear panel, and a few very short closed edge tears. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 012044

Price: 14.00 USD
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Rio, Gibson, Hugh
169 Rio
Gibson, Hugh
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1937 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean dark blue cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, illustrated with maps. 264 pgs. illustrated with black & white plates. Stunning photographic dustjacket has small price clip at top corner of front inside flap, several smallish edge chips, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A gorgeous panorama, with viwtas and close-ups, of the world's most beautiful harbor city, written by a brilliant writer and Pan-American Diplomat of the time. 018557

Price: 15.00 USD
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The 92nd Tiger, Gilbert, Michael
170 The 92nd Tiger
Gilbert, Michael
Harper & Row 1973 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names or bookplates. 212 pgs. Dustjacket is unclipped, has chip at base of spine (maximum 1/3"), two tiny closed tears at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 005590

Price: 15.00 USD
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London Zoo, Gleeson, Gertrude
171 London Zoo
Gleeson, Gertrude
New York Robert M. McBride & Co. 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition. Very clean brown cloth boards with red title box on cover and spine. No fraying or wear; two tiny bumps to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Red top stained page edges. Clean photo illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 323 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny chips at top of spine, one 1" closed edge tear with some creasing near tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In "London Zoo", Gertrude Gleeson tells how creatures from all over the world are brought tousands of miles to the zoo and how they live there. In a veritable panorama of natural history we see the lives of creatures of all kinds, their odd habits, their fits of temperament, their maladies, their feats of prowess, even their romances and emotional problems. 8vo. Natural History. 012442

Price: 30.00 USD
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Elizabeth Visits America, Glyn, Elinor
172 Elizabeth Visits America
Glyn, Elinor
New York Duffield & Co. 1909 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
First Edition - very clean green cloth boards with unchipped white lettering, small crown and line border on cover, crips white lettering and small crown on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with slight browning to endpapers. "Snow Ranch - Aladdin, Wyo." neatly penned on front fixed endpaper. 350 pages. 025340

Price: 20.00 USD
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On the Winds of Destiny, Godfrey, Betty
173 On the Winds of Destiny
Godfrey, Betty
New York Vantage Press 2002 0533138779 / 9780533138777 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, with full number line, SIGNED by the author. Clean unfaded dark gray boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: " TO Stella and Paul, Fairwinds, Betty Godfrey." 441 pp. Frontis photo portrait of the author and her husband on their sailboat. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A three year sailing adventure around the world. 018282

Price: 25.00 USD
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AN EGYPTIAN JOURNAL, Golding, William
174 AN EGYPTIAN JOURNAL
Golding, William
New York Faber And Faber 1985 0571135935 / 9780571135936 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean (very slight tanning to pages). Clean bright yellow endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with many color and black and white photographs. 207 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nobel prize winning author William Golding shares his day-to-day account of his Egyptian journey which he and his wife made shortly after he won the prize in 1983. 022359

Price: 35.00 USD
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Gringos in Paradise - An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico, Golson, Barry
175 Gringos in Paradise - An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico
Golson, Barry
New York Scribner 2006 0743276353 / 9780743276351 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean mustard yellow boards with bright white spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 325 pages with index. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024214

Price: 20.00 USD
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Nature and Character at Granite Bay, Goodsell, Daniel A.
176 Nature and Character at Granite Bay
Goodsell, Daniel A.
New York Eaton & Mains 1901 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Moss green cloth boards with elaborate gold fish and sealife decoration on cover, gold stamped lettering on cover and spine, with small gold seashell on spine. Slightest hint of soiling. Small bump at top of rear board edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner inscription dated 1902 is neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. Photo illustrations throughout (22 total). 219 pages. Author's experiences in nature and with coastal citizens at Granite Bay, where less than 100 miles from New York City Granite Bay opens into the greatest width of Long Island Sound. 025364

Price: 32.00 USD
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A Time For Tea: Travels Through China and India in Search of Tea, Goodwin, Jason
177 A Time For Tea: Travels Through China and India in Search of Tea
Goodwin, Jason
New York Knopf 1991 0394579410 / 9780394579412 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean brown boards with brown cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 287 pages with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, small price clip. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. On a personal journey through the serpentine paths of thetea trade - from China to India to London - Jason Goodwin sests off to discover the history of tea from its ancient beginnings in the Far East to its influence today. 024443

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Jottings From A Cruise, Green, Captain Alfred J.
178 Jottings From A Cruise
Green, Captain Alfred J.
Alan A. Green 1947 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second Edition (November 1947) in original dust jacket with publisher's 12-page brochure summarizing the book laid in. Clean blue pebbled cloth boards with gold ship and seagull decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (slight browning to edges). No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. 451 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket has wear to folds and edges, short closed edge tears, slight browning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The captain's day by day chronicle of the ill-fated voyage of the British Barque "Mertola" from Cardiff, Wales to Durban South Africa, then around the Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Verde Islands. Following adventures in the Cape Verdes, the voyage proceeds to Brazil and up the mighty Amazon with smuggling and mutiny to add spice to the story. Leaving the Amazon with a badly leaking ship, St. Thomas in the West Indies provides facilities for needed repairs. Then the tranquil waters of the St. Marys River in Florida, where a cargo of lumber is loaded. Then homeward bound for England across the stormy North Atlantic, the hurrican and shipwreck--and the last of the "Mertola." 023933

Price: 35.00 USD
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High Dam Over Nubia, Greener, Leslie
179 High Dam Over Nubia
Greener, Leslie
New York Viking 1962 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue and green cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers are illustrated with maps; small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. 244 pgs. Illustrated with maps. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inner flap, has slight edge wear and small corner chips at top spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Personal account of an archaeological adventure takes place in an intense scene as desperate efforts are made to save ancient relics of great historic importance before the flooding of 300 mile long area with the construction of the High Dam (above the Aswan Dam). 8vo. Archaeology. 015649

Price: 25.00 USD
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180 Westward with Fremont: The Story of Solomon Carvalho
Greenspan, Sophie
Philadelphia The Jewish Publication Society of America 1969 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear, some fading to extreme edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. No names or bookplates. 164 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has two 1-1/2" closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Exploration. 006739

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