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The Rarest Bird in the World, Head, Vernon R. L. Head
201 The Rarest Bird in the World
Head, Vernon R. L. Head
New York Pegasus Books 2015 1605989630 / 9781605989631 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in as new condition. Very clean light blue boards with mustard yellow spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 243 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unworn - no chipping or tears or rubbing, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Part detective story, part love affai8r, and pure adventure storytelling at its best - this book is a celebration of the thrill of exploration during the search for the elusive bird, Nechisar Nightjar. 025762

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PrairyErth: (A Deep Map), Heat-Moon, William Least
202 PrairyErth: (A Deep Map)
Heat-Moon, William Least
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1991 0-395-48602-5 / 9780395486023 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Very clean beige boards with black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). No names, writing or bookplates. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. 624 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, price clipped corner on front inside flap; removable sticker on front "Autographed Copy - Borders Book Shop". Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Large 8vo. Travel. 013504

Price: 35.00 USD
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In Far Japan - Glimpses and Sketches, Hedges, Frank H.
203 In Far Japan - Glimpses and Sketches
Hedges, Frank H.
Japan Hokuseido Press 1946 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Very nice clean hardcover (pressed paper hardboard with clean unchipped paste-on labels on cover and spine), in original glassine wrapper. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Black and white illustrations. 330 pages. 024339

Price: 45.00 USD
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Caribbean Cocktail, Helweg, Larsen, K.; Everild Young
204 Caribbean Cocktail
Helweg, Larsen, K.; Everild Young
London Adventurers Club 1957 Reprint Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Adventurers Club edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Map-decorated endpapers; small neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrated with black and white glossy photographic plates. Foreword by Rosita Forbes. 208 pages with index. Clean jacket has edge chips (mostly at top of rear panel), a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This excellent chronicle embraces the whole Caribbean from the Bahamas south through the magical islands to Venezuela and Colombia in South America. A sold, yet rollicking book crammed with stories of treasure and pirates, colonial history and discovery, lost tribes, voodoo and strange religions, ancient cultures, ancient cities, and modern life. It is both for the tourist and the armchair traveller. 025656

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By the Grace of the Sea: A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around the World, Henry, Pat
205 By the Grace of the Sea: A Woman's Solo Odyssey Around the World
Henry, Pat
International Marine Publishing / McGraw Hill 2003 0071355278 / 9780071355278 First Edition, Second printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fine condition second printing in fine unclipped dust jacket. clean white boards with red spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 353 pages + sail and boat plans, "About the Author". Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A remarkable woman shares her life-changing voyage of reconciliation, renewal, and discovery. Aboard her magic carpet, "Southern Cross", she sails the exotic dream of a lifetime, with her readers along as vicarious crew. 025208

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The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica, Henry, Thomas R.
206 The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica
Henry, Thomas R.
New York William Sloane 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
257 pgs. VG+ in VG DJ - new archival quality mylar cover. Clean blue and white cloth boards; binding tight & square. Pages clean, no names or writing inside. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has some chipping at top of spine, a little wear at corners."No one who starts this book can possibly help but finish it." - John P. MarquandAdventure. 003179

Price: 10.00 USD
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Great Resorts of North America, Hepburn, Andrew
207 Great Resorts of North America
Hepburn, Andrew
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1965 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean rust brown cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 229 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny corner chip at base of spine, slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A visit to some of the greatest resorts in North America, illustrated with photographs. 8vo. Americana. 013994

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208 Fond Adventures: Tales of the Youth of the World
Hewlett, Maurice
New York/ London Harper & Brothers 1905 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean olive green cloth boards with clean, unchipped paste-on illustration on cover, white stamped lettering on cover and spine (unchipped). No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Frontis illustration of "Piccarda" with clean tissue guard. No names or bookplates. Date 1916 written on front free endpaper. 340 pgs. Stories include: The Heart's Key; Brazenhead the Great; Buondelmonte's Saga; The Love Chase. 009244

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None of Self and All of Thee: A Tale of Indian Life, Hewlett, S. S.
209 None of Self and All of Thee: A Tale of Indian Life
Hewlett, S. S.
New York Robert Carter & Brothers Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gilt illustration and lettering on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Chipping and short closed tear at top of spine, small chip and wear at bottom of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Floral decorated endpapers. Pages are clean and bright, no foxing. Small presentation inscription on half-title (not from author). Frontis photograph ( a priest at the Golden Temple) with tissue guard; 13 additional photographs. 226 pgs. No publication date; circa late 1800s. 8vo. India. 008232

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The Very Rich Hours: Travels in Orkney, Belize, the Everglades, and Greece, Hiestand, Emily
210 The Very Rich Hours: Travels in Orkney, Belize, the Everglades, and Greece
Hiestand, Emily
Boston Beacon Press 1992 0-8070-7118-8 / 9780807071182 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
AS NEW first edition. Very clean pale gray boards with clean purple cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean green endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 224 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Poet, writer, artist, and naturalist Emily Hiestand takes us to four far-flung corners of the globe and gives us some of the most sensual, learned, and witty writing about place to appear in years. 8vo. Travel. 015400

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Paris - Capital of the World, Higonnet, Patrice
211 Paris - Capital of the World
Higonnet, Patrice
Cambridge, Massachusetts Belknap Press - Harvard University Press 2002 0674008871 / 9780674008878 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Clean blue cloth boards with white cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear; slight fading to top and bottom board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean beautifully illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Gorgeous illustrations throughout in full color, sepia and black and white. 493 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no fading, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In an original and evocative journey through modern Paris from the mid-eighteenth century to World War II, Patrice Higonnet offers a delightful cultural portrait of a multifaceted, continually changing city. "'Paris' is superb, the fruit of a lifetime's reading and reflection. The city and its aura are scrutinized through affectionate though not uncritical eyes; the text is discriminating, perceptive, and laced with fine irony. The book abounds with unexpected references, telling obeservations, and connections." - Eugen Weber 025046

Price: 30.00 USD
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A Walk Through Europe, Hillaby, John
212 A Walk Through Europe
Hillaby, John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1972 0395139449 / 9780395139448 Stated First Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Printing in unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with dark blue lettering on cover, dark blue title box on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrations from photographs by the author. 321 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped, has small tiny chip at rear spine fold edge (half a pea in size). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. By the author of "A Walk Through Britain." This journey across Europe covers some 1300 miles in 67 days. Starting at the North Sea, author crossed Holland and Belgium, then followed a series of paths called the Sentier de Grand Randonnee through the border country of France and Germany. 024436

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Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims, Hindley, Geoffrey
213 Tourists, Travellers and Pilgrims
Hindley, Geoffrey
London Hutchinson 1983 0091494605 / 9780091494605 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear - as new condition. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Beautifully illustrated with photographs and drawings. 224 pages with index. Clean illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Using journals, diaries and guide books, the author recreates the pains and pleasures of tourism from the fifteenth century until the early 1900s, giving us irresistible glimpses of the travellers as he follows them through England, France, the Netherlands, Germany, the Alps, Italy, the Iberian Peninsula and Greece. 026244

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214 Sou'West in Wanderer IV
Hiscock, Eric
Cary, North Carolina, U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1973 0-19-217528-9 / 9780192175281 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 224 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color and black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, with slight edge wear and a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author and his wife narrate their sea voyage from Holland to England and then to the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal; up along Central America and Mexico to California, where they stayed a year. Then they crossed the Pacific to New Zealand and cruised to the wild and remote Fiordland of the South Island,crossing the Tasman Sea to Australia in rough weather, and from Melbourne to New Zealand. 8vo. Ships & Sailing. 016808

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Along the Florida Reef, Holder, Charles F.
215 Along the Florida Reef
Holder, Charles F.
New York D. Appleton 1892 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Clean green cloth boards with beautiful image of boy riding a diving sea turtle on cover, with gold decoration and black lettering. Spine has gold lettering, black decoration. Binding is in beautiful shape, with no fraying or wear-through, tight and square with solid hinges - no cracking. Tasteful custom previous owner bookplate on front pastedown; front free endpaper and blank fly leaf have additional previous owner names which someone has lightly "X'd" out - otherwise pages and edges are clean; rear endpaper has a large chip. Beautifully illustrated throughout with black and white drawings. 273 pages + publisher's advertising at rear of book. A story of camping and fishing adventures in company with a naturalist in Florida. 025435

Price: 125.00 USD
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Southern Sky Trails, Holland, Norman
216 Southern Sky Trails
Holland, Norman
Montreal, Canada Norman Holland 1944 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Copyright 1944, by Norman Holland. In clean original dustjacket. Clean blue cloth boards with bright unchipped label on cover, 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 bookplates. 141 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Foreword by Eddie Rickenbacker. Clean illustrated dustjacket has a few small edge and corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An early book on extensive air travel by the author, who was Vice-Chairman of Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled Children (Montreal Unit) and who donated the entire proceeds from the publication of his book to that hospital. He wrote of his hundreds of miles of flying in some forty-seven countries, and particularly of a 30,000 mile continuous air trip around North, South and Central America. 019942

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White River, Brown Water: A Record-Making Kayak Journey down the Amazon, Holman, Alan
217 White River, Brown Water: A Record-Making Kayak Journey down the Amazon
Holman, Alan
Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. Mountaineers Books 1985 0-89886-113-6 / 9780898861136 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean green clothboards with gold lettering on spine. Slight bumping to corner tips. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages, edges and endpapers are clean and bright with no writing or marks. 190 pgs. with glossary of terms. Illustrated with color photographs. Dustjacket is clean, unchipped, unfaded, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 014145

Price: 15.00 USD
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Voyaging, Holmes, Captain James William (Nora Coughlan, editor)
218 Voyaging
Holmes, Captain James William (Nora Coughlan, editor)
New York Dodd Mead 1972 0-396-06497-3 / 9780396064978 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Illustrated By Author 
Stated First American Edition. Clean green cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 207 pgs. Illustrated with paintings (20 color plates) by the author and editor (daughter of Captain James William Holmes). Foreword by John Masefield. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one very short closed edge tear at top rear spine corner. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Captain James William Holmes travelled the seven seas in a variety of ships under sail from the age of fourteen in 1869 to his final voyage in 1921. In this remarkable book, edited by his daughter, he passes on his recollections of the thrill of his travels. 5-1/2" x 8-3/4". Ships & Sailing. 017056

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Tillicum, Hoppenstedt, Elbert M.
219 Tillicum
Hoppenstedt, Elbert M.
New York Lothrop, Lee & Shepard 1969 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Clean endpapers. 160 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1" closed tear at top spine fold, 3/4" closed tear at bottom spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Children's. 012147

Price: 10.00 USD
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220 Conquistadors in North American History
Horgan, Paul
New York Farrar, Straus & Co. 1963 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, but a slim line of fading to top board edges and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with hint of wear at top of spine and corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 010864

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