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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu - and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts, Hammer, Joshua
201 The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu - and Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts
Hammer, Joshua
New York Simon & Schuster 2016 1476777403 / 9781476777405 Third Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Third printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Unfaded black boards with cream spine, black lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 279 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara and along the Niger River, tracking down and salvaging tens of thousands of ancient Islamic and secular manuscripts that were crumbling in the trunks of desert farmers. His goal was to preserve this crucial part of the world's patrimony in a gorgeous library. But then Al Qaeda showed up at the door. This book tells the incredible story of how Haidara, a mild-mannered archivist and historian from the legendary city of Timbuktu, became one of the world's greatest and most brazen smugglers by saving the texts from sure destruction. 025777

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202 Islands at the Edge of Time: A Journey to America's Barrier Islands
Hansen, Gunnar
Island Press 1993 1-55963-251-8 / 9781559632515 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 222 pgs. with index. Illustrated with drawings and maps. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 vo.. Travel. 010979

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Christ and the Hill-Men, Harding, Dr. Frederic
203 Christ and the Hill-Men
Harding, Dr. Frederic
Lakemont, NY North Country Books, Inc. 1974 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated endpapers. 185 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Dr. and Mrs. Harding's 40 years as Christian missionaries in the isolated mountains of North East India. 8vo. Christian. 010189

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail (2 volume set), Hare, James R.
204 Hiking the Appalachian Trail (2 volume set)
Hare, James R.
Emmaus, Pennsylvania Rodale Press 1975 0875960677 / 9780875960678 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean and solid two-volume set complete (stated First Edition) in original dust jackets. Ivory buckram cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Slightest hint of browning to cloth in a few places from contact with paper jackets. Bindings are tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Some dust-speckling to text block edges. Illustrated with many wonderful photographs, both black and white and full color. 2009 pages total. Both dust jacket are clean, unchipped, no tears, very slight fading. Both enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The absorbing tories of 46 men and women who have hiked the entire 2,023 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Maine to Georgia--the day-to-day adventures, dangers, hardships, and satisfactions of the long trail, with hundreds of practical suggestions on how to backpack successfully, and much good advice on equipment. 026564

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Long Way Home: A Journey from Despair to Triumph, Harrison, Clark
205 Long Way Home: A Journey from Despair to Triumph
Harrison, Clark
Decatur, GA Barefoot Press 1985 0-932298-42-7 / 9780932298423 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Clean green-gray cloth boards with silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED and numbered (571 of 1,000) by author. 574 pgs. Clean dustjacket has tiny nick to top front edge, a few very short closed edge tears at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An inspiring biography of a paraplegic man who took up flying, became a leading businessman who organized multi-million dollar banks and real estate firms, and became one of the founding board members of the Shepherd Spinal Center in Atlanta--in short, learned to live more fully than most of the rest of us. Large 8vo. Biography. 013436

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The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love and Death in Foreign Lands, Hartley, Aidan
206 The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love and Death in Foreign Lands
Hartley, Aidan
New York, New York, U.S.A. Atlantic Monthly Press 2003 0-87113-871-9 / 9780871138712 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. Nice sharp corner tips, mere hint of slightest edge wear at base of spine, no tears, no fraying. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 414 pgs. Clean crisp dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A sweeping and beautiful African journey. 8vo. Adventure. 015484

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The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands, Hartley, Aidan
207 The Zanzibar Chest: A Story of Life, Love, and Death in Foreign Lands
Hartley, Aidan
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 2003 0871138719 / 9780871138712 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with black spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 414 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slight rubbing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beautiful, sweeping book about Africa, written by a man who grew up there, and returned as a journalist covering Africa in the 1990's. 023965

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208 The Mutineers
Hawes, Charles Boardman
Boston Little Brown 1930 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Illustrated 
Very clean bright yellow-orange cloth boards with unfaded black sailing ship illustration on cover, black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying; slight surface wear to cloth at corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, illustrated with color maps. 276 pgs. Illustrated in black & white (pen & ink drawings, black & white frontis plate). Dustjacket is not price clipped ($2.00 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, chip at top right panel corner (1" x 1" max.). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "A tale of old days at sea and of adventures in the Far East as Benjamin Lathrop set it down some sixty years ago" (from the title page). 8vo. Ships & Sailing. 015288

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Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Hazleton, Lesley
209 Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Hazleton, Lesley
Boston and New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1986 0-87113-064-5 / 9780871130648 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean red boards with black spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 243 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift quality. "Everyone who cares about Israel should read Lesley Hazleton's Jerusalem, Jerusalem. Through the strong feelings and ifnormed mind of an ardent admirer one sees the internal threats that confront Israel as muc has extern pressures: religious intolerance, racism, impatience with democracy. Ms. Hazleton brings tormenting truths to life." - Anthony Lewis of the New York Times 8 Vo. Israel. 012237

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The Rarest Bird in the World, Head, Vernon R. L. Head
210 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
211 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.
212 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
213 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
214 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.
215 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

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Great Resorts of North America, Hepburn, Andrew
216 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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217 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.
218 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
219 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
220 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

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