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The Pantanal - Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness, Banks, Vic
21 The Pantanal - Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness
Banks, Vic
San Francisco Sierra Club Books 1991 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped jacket, with author-signed typed letter laid in. Clean gray boards with blue-black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 254 pages with index. Typed letter on author's letterhead, signed by author, to Chair of the Environmental Studies Program and Syracuse College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Clean jacket is not price clipped (22.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Photojournalist and Cinematographer Vic Banks chronicles his adventure in an area of South America that is home to the greatest concentration of wildlife on the continent. 022510

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The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles, Barley, Nigel
22 The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles
Barley, Nigel
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1991 0-8050-1968-5 / 9780805019681 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean orange boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 276 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one tiny edge tear (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Tracing the travels of Sir Stamford Raffles, colonial adventurer of the British Empire era. 8 vo.. Adventure. 011072

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23 The Voyage of the Narwahl
Barrett, Andrea
New York W. W. Norton 1998 0-393-04632-X / 9780393046328 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with dark blue spine, silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. 399 pgs. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this extraordinary chronicle captures a crucial moment in the history of eploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 013452

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Camping With the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa, Bass,  Thomas A
24 Camping With the Prince and Other Tales of Science in Africa
Bass, Thomas A
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1990 0395415020 / 9780395415023 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, in clean unclipped jacket, SIGNED by author. Clean orange boards with maroon cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, with slight dust speckling to text block edges. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page: "11-04-90 - Clinton, New York - For a friend in the Kirkland Art Center - with All My Best Regards, Thomas A. Bass." 304 pages. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (20.95 on front inside flap); small corner crease to inside front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's two-year journey across Africa, from Timbuktu to the Zambezi River. 022933

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African Intrigue, Batson, Alfred
25 African Intrigue
Batson, Alfred
Garden City Garden City Publishing 1933 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Black cloth boards with unchipped gold illustration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. Cloth boards are quite clean (a few small faint spots). No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean bright endpapers (illustrated with maps). No names, writing or marks. 307 pgs. True adventure set in the early 1900's when France and Germany are straining for territorial expansion in Africa, and Germany wants her share of the spoils. 013315

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26 The Story of Lindbergh the Lone Eagle
Beamish, Richard J.
International Press 1927 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue illustrated cloth boards with gold lettering. Light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean. P/O name on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 320 pgs. 8vo. Aviation. 001520

Price: 10.00 USD
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Land Of the Takatu, Becker, Bob
27 Land Of the Takatu
Becker, Bob
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1931 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean, unfaded dark green cloth boards with bright orange lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 271 pgs. Illustrated with drawings and maps. A South American adventure story. 015329

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To Jerusalem and Back - A Personal Account, Bellow, Saul
28 To Jerusalem and Back - A Personal Account
Bellow, Saul
New York Viking Press 1976 670-71729-0 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published in 1976 by The Viking Press" statement on copyright page. Clean charcoal gray boards with clean turquoise blue cloth spine, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean; clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 182 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip to top corner of front inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 018404

Price: 15.00 USD
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29 In Africa with Schweitzer
Berman, Dr. Edgar
Far Hills, NJ New Horizon Press 1986 0-88282-025-7 / 9780882820255 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket 
Clean gold boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light wear at top & bottom of spine and to one corner, very small closed edge tear (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A remarkable memoir by the U.S. surgeon who worked with Schweitzer". "A moving, in-depth portrait of one of this century's most remarkable men and of the provacative writer-physician who sought him out". 8vo. Biography. 007716

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In Africa with Schweitzer, Berman, Dr. Edgar
30 In Africa with Schweitzer
Berman, Dr. Edgar
Far Hills, NJ New Horizon Press 1986 0-88282-025-7 / 9780882820255 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige boards with toast brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. illustrated with photographs, map. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with light corner wear, one closed edge tear (1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 008195

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Beach Holidays from Portugal to Israel, Bernarde, Melvin and Anita
31 Beach Holidays from Portugal to Israel
Bernarde, Melvin and Anita
New York Dodd Mead 1974 0-396-06891-X / 9780396068914 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket Signed
Clean black cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED by authors and dated on front free endpaper. 272 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A lively, informal guide to carefully chosen beaches in Portugal, Spain, France, Sardinia, Elba, Yugoslavia, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey and Israel. Included are both low cost lodgings and luxury hotels, pristine beaches and active social spots. Basic information on transportation, climate, points of interest, accomodations and more. 8vo. Travel. 008193

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The Last Dive A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths, Bernie Chowdhury
32 The Last Dive A Father and Son's Fatal Descent into the Ocean's Depths
Bernie Chowdhury
New York Harpercollins 2000 0060194626 / 9780060194628 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated "First Edition" with full number line, SIGNED by author, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean blue boards, binding is tight & square, no cracking, pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on back of front free endpaper: "To Chris, Plan well, dive safely - All the best, Bernie. - March 23, 2001." 356 pages. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean unclipped jacket (25.00 on front inside flap) is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. True adventure of a father and son diver who sought to solve the screts of a mysterious, undocumented World War II German U-boat that lay under 230 feet of water, a half-day's mission from New York Harbor. They paid the ultimate price in their quest for fame. 021496

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Fire in the Bush: A Novel of Africa, Bernier, Paul
33 Fire in the Bush: A Novel of Africa
Bernier, Paul
New York P. J. Kenedy & Sons 1957 First Thus Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with brown lettering on spine. No surface wear or bumping. Binding is tight and square. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright; no writing or marks. 225 pgs. Clean, bright dustjacket is not price clipped, with a very light hint of edge wear to top/base of spine; no significant chips, tears or creases. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Translated from French by Roch Le Page. 014963

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Looking for Dilmun, Bibby, Geoffrey
34 Looking for Dilmun
Bibby, Geoffrey
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. Slight wear to corner tips. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 383 pgs. + index. Illustrated with drawings, photographic plates and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has very shallow chipping & wear at top & bottom of spine, slight corner wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A personal narrative of the discovery of a fifth great ancient civilization, hitherto totally unknown, to rival the 5,000-year-old glories of Egypt, Babylon, Sumer and the Indus Valley. Large 8vo. Archaeology. 011762

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Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines, Blackburn, Julia
35 Daisy Bates in the Desert: A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Blackburn, Julia
New York Pantheon 1994 0-679-42001-0 / 9780679420019 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Immaculately clean beige boards with gold author's initials on front cover, black cloth spine, gold stamped lettering on spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 232 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, small price clip. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The true story of Daisy Bates, who in 1913 when she was fifty-four years old, went to live in the deserts of South Australia. 8vo. Adventure. 011963

Price: 14.00 USD
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36 Travels of a White Elephant
Blake, W. T.
New York Taplinger Publishing Company 1960 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Published in the United States by Taplinger Publishing Co. Inc., 1960" on copyright page. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, corners are sharp, slight bump at base of spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Endpapers illustrated with maps; no names, writing or bookplates. 256 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very shallow chips at top and bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An enthralling account of Major W. T. Blake's adventures in many remote parts of the world. 8vo. Adventure. 017420

Price: 20.00 USD
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Literary Lodgings, Borish, Elaine
37 Literary Lodgings
Borish, Elaine
London Constable and Company 1984 0-09-465180-9 / 9780094651807 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers with no writing or marks. Dustjacket is not price clipped and is bright and clean, unchipped, no tears. 249 pgs. with index. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author introduces the reader to the delights of nearly forty hotels in Britain which were once the haunts of famous writers and where the reader can now actually stay. 8vo. Travel/adventure. 014248

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Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D., Boswell, James
38 Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D.
Boswell, James
New York The Literary Guild 1936 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean brown cloth boards with darker brown lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful bookplate on front free endpaper. 435 pgs. with index. Illustrated, fold-out map. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has slight edge wear, one 1" closed edge tear at top of front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 008881

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Boswell on the Grand Tour - Italy, Corsica, and France 1765-1766, Boswell, James (Edited by Frank Brady & Frederick A. Pottle)
39 Boswell on the Grand Tour - Italy, Corsica, and France 1765-1766
Boswell, James (Edited by Frank Brady & Frederick A. Pottle)
New York McGraw-Hill 1955 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue boards with dark blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Tiny points of wear at bottom corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Very small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated. 356 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket (designed by Warren Chappell) is not price clipped (5.50 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sex, Religion and Politics - the three subjects of conversation forbidden in polite society - are James Boswell's main concerns in this fifth volume of the Boswell papers, which concludes his lively account of his European travels. 025090

Price: 35.00 USD
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Everglades Adventure, Boughton, Willis A.
40 Everglades Adventure
Boughton, Willis A.
Readfield, Maine Brattle Book Company 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean dark green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine (one very tiny faint water spot to lower front board -- smaller than a pea). No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 246 pgs. Unchipped white dustjacket with green illustration and lettering, not price clipped, no tears, with slightest hint of soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of young Burt Lloyd, pampered son of a wealthy Florida airplane manufacturer, who borrows a plane from his father's private hangar and cracks up in the Florida Everglades. Befriended y a white hermit and a Seminole Indian, he is taught how to live in the wilds and learns the real meaning of friendship, and wonderful description of the Great Cypress Swamp. 8vo. Adventure. 015509

Price: 25.00 USD
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