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The Shelbourne Hotel, Bowen, Elizabeth
41 The Shelbourne Hotel
Bowen, Elizabeth
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1951 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
"First American Edition" (so stated) in dust jacket. Clean green and white paper and cloth covered boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Two previous owner names on front free endpaper; note on introductory page neatly penned "Met the above author after she talked here at Hobart." Illustrated with wonderful black and white photographs of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin. 240 pages. Dust jacket has 1/4" chipping at top spine edge, additional edge wear and age-toning. Price clip at top corner of front inside flap. Photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023606

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Westward From Rio, Bowman, Heath and Stirling Dickinson
42 Westward From Rio
Bowman, Heath and Stirling Dickinson
Chicago/New York Willett, Clark & Co. 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Signed
Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine, illustration of palm trees on spine. Fraying to cloth at top edge of spine; wear to two lower corner tips. Hint of fading to spine and board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. SIGNED by both authors on half-title page. Clean illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Illustrated with 100 block prints. 351 pgs. Large 8vo. Adventure. 012801

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Man Eater Motel - And Other Stops on the Railway to Nowhere: An East African Traveler's Nighbook, Boyles, Denis
43 Man Eater Motel - And Other Stops on the Railway to Nowhere: An East African Traveler's Nighbook
Boyles, Denis
New York Ticknor and Fields 1991 0-395-58082-X / 9780395580820 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean beige boards (one tiny small faint spot on lower edge of front board), clean brown cloth 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. Maps on endpapers. Illustrated with photographs. 253 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Denis Boyles tells the truth about Africa, something few modern writers do. He tells the truth about Africa in a way no one has dared to since Evelyn Waugh. And he faced very real dangers looking for that truth. Neither his courage nor his humor failed him." - P. J. O'Rourke 8 vo.. Adventure. 011044

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An American Family on the African Frontier: The Burnham Family Letters, 1893-1896, Bradford, Mary and Richard
44 An American Family on the African Frontier: The Burnham Family Letters, 1893-1896
Bradford, Mary and Richard
Roberts Rinehart 1993 1-879373-66-1 / 9781879373662 Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Small remainder mark on bottom page edges. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 007798

Price: 14.00 USD
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Lion Among Roses: A Memoir of Finland, Bradley, David
45 Lion Among Roses: A Memoir of Finland
Bradley, David
New York Holt Rinehart Winston 1965 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black cloth boards with orange and pink decoration on cover, orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). Inscribed and Signed by author on title page: "To Bill Green - How to write is mainly a problem of what you've got to say - Good Luck - David Bradley - 1965". 278 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has 1" closed tear at top front panel edge near spine, tiny chip at base spine corner (smaller than a pea). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author shares his absorbing discoveries of the fascinating and isolated land of Finland. 014065

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Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man, Bradshaw, Marion J.
46 Third Class World - A Roving Philosopher Observes the Common Man
Bradshaw, Marion J.
Bangor, Maine Marion J. Bradshaw 1938 Deluxe Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
Deluxe Limited Edition (this being number 487 of five hundred copies) SIGNED by the author and in original dust jacket. Clean, unfaded black cloth boards with gold decoration on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Errata sheet laid in. With one hundred twenty full page reproductions of the author's photographs and five itinerary maps. Photographs are gorgeous, clean and sharp, and are accompanied by clean printed tissue guards. 269 pages. Dust jacket is clean, unchipped, and enclosed in archival quality removable mylar. Printed with the finest materials and containing full page photos of unusual beauty, this highly readable illustrated travelogue covers author's diverse travels around the world from Japan to Moscow to the Himalayas and beyond. As a visiting philosopher, he gets the people's views and reactions to foreign exploitation and their thoughts on religion as he mingles with the low castes of India, the coolies of China, and the poor of Japan. Dr. Bradshaw observes life as he found it among the people, and reported it faithfully without a preconceived agenda. 023463

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Virginia Woolf's London, Brewster, Dorothy
47 Virginia Woolf's London
Brewster, Dorothy
London George Allen and Unwin 1959 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very slight browning to endpapers). Jacket is not price clipped (15s.net on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A literary sightseeing tour of London by scholar and critic Dr. Dorothy Brewster, who shows how Virginia Woolf used London as atmosphere, theme, and even motivating force throughout her writing. 022846

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Fidelio - My Voyage to a Distant Shore, Bridwell, Rodger
48 Fidelio - My Voyage to a Distant Shore
Bridwell, Rodger
New York Dutton 1986 0525243976 / 9780525243977 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped jacket. Very clean pale blue boards with white cloth spine, gold and red lettering on spine. No bumping, soiling or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 227 pp. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020549

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Shots Heard Round the World - An Ambassador's Hunting Adventures on Four Continents, Briggs, Ellis O.
49 Shots Heard Round the World - An Ambassador's Hunting Adventures on Four Continents
Briggs, Ellis O.
New York Viking Press 1957 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket Rudolf Freund, Illustrator 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean brown marbled paper covered boards with beige buckram cloth spine, brown title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with exception of glue mark between two pages (where a bookplate may have been). No additional names, writing or marks. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers, slight yellowing. Beautiful full color illustrations by Rudolf Freund, one of the foremost American wildlife artists. 149 pages. Dust jacket has age-toning, is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, 3/4" chip at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hunting stories told with warmth and humor by Ellis O. Briggs, who was U.S. Ambassador to Brazil. Set on four continents including Patagonia, Czechoslovakia, Korea, Liberia, 022740

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Away to Cape Breton, Brinley, Gordon
50 Away to Cape Breton
Brinley, Gordon
New York Dodd Mead 1936 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Putnam Brinley, Illustrator 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Slight fading at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; tasteful previous owner bookplate on back side of front free endpaper. 266 pages. Color frontis illustration, plus illustrations throughout by Putnam Brinley. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few small shallow chips at top and bottom of spine edge, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An exploration of Cape Breton Island, that fascinating bit of land flung far out into the Atlantic off the northeastern end of Nova Scotia, by the author of "Away to the Gaspe." 8vo. Nova Scotia. 013837

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Away to the Gaspe, Brinley, Gordon
51 Away to the Gaspe
Brinley, Gordon
Garden City, NY Garden City Publishing 1940 Reprint Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Reprint edition (1940) in original dust jacket. Very clean yellow-gold cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated by Putnam Brinley. 200 pages. Dust jacket has slight edge wear and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Delightful guide to the East coast of Quebec. 023833

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Maps & Dreams, Brody, Hugh
52 Maps & Dreams
Brody, Hugh
New York Pantheon 1982 0-394-52104-8 / 9780394521046 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige boards with brown cloth spine, dark brown lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. Small remainder mark to top page edges. 297 pgs. with index. Illustrated with maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, no chips, very light edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Eighteen-month journey into the Canadian sub-arctic, exploring the culture of the native people as well as the geography. 8 vo.. Adventure. 007860

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Hell Of A Place To Lose A Cow: An American Hitchhiking Odyssey, Brookes, Tim
53 Hell Of A Place To Lose A Cow: An American Hitchhiking Odyssey
Brookes, Tim
Washington DC Adventure Press / National Geographic Society 2000 0792276833 / 9780792276838 First Edition, First Printing Hardback Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean white boards with blue cloth 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 endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with color photographs. 308 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wonderful cross-country American hitchhiking adventure by a regular essayist on National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition." 025103

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Roadless Area, Brooks, Paul
54 Roadless Area
Brooks, Paul
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1971 Fourth Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Fourth printing of the first edition, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Clean unfaded turquoise cloth boards with bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Signed "Paul Brooks" on front free endpaper. Pages are clean (very slight foxing to endpapers). With 67 pen-and-ink sketches by the author. 260 pages. Dust jacket is clean, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, no chips or tears, nice photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Adventures of a man and wife in the American wilderness and other remote places from the Alaskan tundra to the game reserves of East Africa - recounted with rare beauty and quiet humor. 026381

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Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe, Bryson, Bill
55 Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
Bryson, Bill
New York William Morrow & Co 1992 0688103111 / 9780688103118 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing with full number line on copyright page in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean light beige boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No names, writing or bookplates. 254 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024173

Price: 30.00 USD
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Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe, Bryson, Bill
56 Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe
Bryson, Bill
New York William Morrow & Co 1992 0688103111 / 9780688103118 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition (first printing, with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow boards with terra cotta colored cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 254 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, has a few tiny spots of surface wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Hilarious account of the author's trip around the Continent, retracing the routes he took as a younger backpacker with his sidekick Stephen Katz. 026301

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The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America, Bryson, Bill
57 The Lost Continent: Travels in Small Town America
Bryson, Bill
New York Harper & Row Publishers 1989 0060161582 / 9780060161583 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Light beige paper covered boards with gold cow on cover, maroon cloth spine with bright gold lettering. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 314 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A hilarious travel narrative as Bill Bryson travels across the United States in an effort to follow his childhood vacations. 026490

Price: 20.00 USD
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It's A Big Country - America Off the Highways, Burman, Ben Lucien
58 It's A Big Country - America Off the Highways
Burman, Ben Lucien
New York Reynal & Co. 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Alice Caddy, Illustrator Signed
Limited Edition, Signed by author, with "192 copies from the first edition have been specially bound and autographed for the friends of the author and his publishers. Of this edition each copy is numbered - 1. Clean red marbled boards with brown cloth spine, dark brown lettering on spine. Hint of very slight soiling to spine; no fraying, corners are sharp. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 278 pgs. Illustrated with 12 photographs and with drawings by Alice Caddy. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny bit of shallow chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A vivid travel narrative of America off the beaten path. 018090

Price: 40.00 USD
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One Woman's Arctic, Burnford, Sheila
59 One Woman's Arctic
Burnford, Sheila
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1973 0-316-11716-1 / 9780316117166 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean orange cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 234 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed edge tears, small corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 012078

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One Woman's Arctic, Burnford, Sheila
60 One Woman's Arctic
Burnford, Sheila
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1973 0316117161 / 9780316117166 First Unknown Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 234 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket has slight fading to lettering on spine, is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The record of two idyllic summers spent close to the North Pole in the Eskimo community of Pond Inlet. It is also a knowing and sympathetic study of the Inuit (Eskimos) themselves. Mrs. Burnford warmly admires her friends' remarkable gifts as mechanics, artists, and hunters; she enjoys their courage, their gaiety, their wise way with children, and she respects the social delicacy of a people who believe that the gross and impetuous white man is the descendant of dogs. 026390

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