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Ghosts of Tsavo - Tracking the Mythic Lions of East Africa, Caputo, Phillip
61 Ghosts of Tsavo - Tracking the Mythic Lions of East Africa
Caputo, Phillip
Washington DC National Geographic 2002 0792263626 / 9780792263623 Stated First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing, June, 2002 in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean toast brown boards with unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gold endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 275 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024934

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Texas Brat in Alaska: The Cat Train Kid, Carey, Mary
62 A Texas Brat in Alaska: The Cat Train Kid
Carey, Mary
Austin, TX Eakin Press 1991 0-89015-831-2 / 9780890158319 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. 102 pgs. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young boy has excitement and adventure when his father is assigned to an oil drilling rig above the Arctic Circle. 8vo. Fiction. 013058

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Mountains in the Desert, Carl, Louis and Joseph Petit
63 Mountains in the Desert
Carl, Louis and Joseph Petit
Garden City Doubleday 1954 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green title box, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with excellent full-page photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed edge tears at top of spine, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Authors retrace the wanderings of the French Archeological mission which prospected the vast Tefedest mountain range of the Sahara from October 1949 to March 1950, encountering drought, dust, flood, snowstorms, and cantakerous camels. Fascinating reading. 8vo. Adventure. 007667

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Collector's Luck in Spain, Carrick, Alice Van Leer
64 Collector's Luck in Spain
Carrick, Alice Van Leer
Boston Little Brown 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Blue-green cloth boards with gilt lettering and small decoration on cover and spine. Some wear at top and bottom spine edges, slight corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Nicely illustrated with photographic plates. 202 pgs. Author's travels in Spain and the antiques and collectibles she discovered there. 8vo. Travel. 010546

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Little America: Town at the End of the World, Carter, Paul Allen
65 Little America: Town at the End of the World
Carter, Paul Allen
New York Columbia University Press 1979 0231046820 / 9780231046824 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, map. 301 pages with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped (15.95 on front inside flap), slight age-toning, a little wear to paper at corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a tiny community perched on the edge of the vast wasteland of Antarctica. There, in 1929, the first Americans to set foot on that continent built the first Little America as a base for Richard E. Byrd's historic flight over the South Pole. Their experiences in the bitter, sunless Antarctic winter--and the later history of Little America until its abandonment in 1959--make up a exciting adventure set in the closest thing on Earth to outer space. 022638

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Valley of Gold, Cartwright, A. P.
66 Valley of Gold
Cartwright, A. P.
Capetown Howard Timmins 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Map & decoration on endpapers. Some glue residue to endpapers (1961 "The Natal Daily News" newspaper articles on South African gold mining enclosed -- had been glued in by edges but are now enclosed loose). 194 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has some small edge & corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 008124

Price: 12.00 USD
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Easter Island: Home of the Scornful Gods, Casey, Robert J.
67 Easter Island: Home of the Scornful Gods
Casey, Robert J.
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1931 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering, small illustration on cover and spine. Tiny spot to front board edge (smaller than a grain of rice). Light surface wear to cloth on corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers, with previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. 337 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Large 8vo. Adventure. 015316

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Great English Houses, Chamberlin, Russell
68 Great English Houses
Chamberlin, Russell
New York Harmony Books 19881983 0-517-55086-5 / 9780517550861 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful full color and black and white photographs. 152 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, small closed tear at spine gutter. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Chronological survey of 50 of the most notable houses in England from Norman times to the present, emphasizing the unique character of each. Provdes a revealing view ofthe development of the English country house through the ages, its survival in today's economic climate and its continuing importance as a monument to the past. 021734

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Letters from A Traveller, Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De
69 Letters from A Traveller
Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De
London Collins 1962 Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, light soiling/fading to cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper). Illustrated with photographs. 380 pages with index. "This, the third of P. Teilhard de Chardin's collected works to appear in English, contains the two French volumes: Lettres de Voyage, 1923-1939, and Nouvelles Lettres de Voyage, 1939-1955. These colleced letters were edited and annotated by Claude Aragonnes...By way of special introduction to this volume we have added a translation of Teilhard de Chardin tel que je l'ai connu by his colleage and friend, Pierre Leroy, as it throws new light on the author's personality and on his relations with his superiors in religion." - from General Editor's Note 024366

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Long Way Round - Chasing Shadows Across the World, Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor
70 Long Way Round - Chasing Shadows Across the World
Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor
London Little, Brown Book Group 2004 0316728683 / 9780316728683 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fourth printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. "As new" condition. Clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 312 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 20,000 miles in four months on motorcycles - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends, riding round the world together and, against the odds, realizing their dream. 021584

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Fresh From the Laundry, Chase, Ilka
71 Fresh From the Laundry
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday 1967 First Edition, Later Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; very small return address label on front fixed endpaper. 230 pgs. Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear and short closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase's travel adventures in the Balkans. 018743

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The Varied Airs of Spring, Chase, Ilka
72 The Varied Airs of Spring
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1969 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED by Ilka Chase on half-title page: "For Dear Don - Living proof that bankers do not have bones of steel, hearts of concrete, veins filled with acid instead of blood and that the eye that weeps is the glass one - Fond Good Wishes, Ilka - January 1969." Clean dustjacket is slightly age toned, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight wear at top spine edge. Lovely photo of Ilka Chase on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel adventures in Africa and the Mediterranean -- amusing, anecdotal, informative, in the best Ilka Chase style. 8vo. Adventure. 016048

Price: 55.00 USD
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Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American climbers' kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia, Child, Greg
73 Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American climbers' kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia
Child, Greg
New York Villard Books 2002 0-375-50609-8 / 9780375506093 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean black boards with clean red spine, black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. In August of 2000, four American climbers in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan were taken at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) which is linked to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network. Large 8vo. Adventure. 013224

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The Spell of Spain, Clark, Keith
74 The Spell of Spain
Clark, Keith
Boston Page Company 1930 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine no dust jacket 
Lovely decorated American trade binding - Clean dark green cloth boards with blue, black and gold city and mountainscape decoration on cover and spine - no fading, fraying or wear. Decoration is bright, clean and unrubbed. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Full color frontispiece with printed tissue guard; additional illustrations throughout, as well as perfect fold-out map. 439 pages with index. Gorgeous book. 025323

Price: 32.00 USD
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Sark Discovered: The Prospect of an Island, Clark, Leonard
75 Sark Discovered: The Prospect of an Island
Clark, Leonard
London J. M. Dent & Sons 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean celery green cloth boarrds with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 81 pgs. with index. 16 pgs. of half-tone plates and a map. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped and enclosed in archival quality mylar cover. A really nice copy of this book about Sark, the smallest of the four main Channel Islands. 008055

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Puma's Claw, Clark, Simon
76 The Puma's Claw
Clark, Simon
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1959 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Orange cloth boards have light soiling, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 223 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, but has large chips. Story of the seven young men who climbed Pumasillo or "the Puma's Claw" in the Andes of Peru in 1957. 8vo. Mountaineering. 012080

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Last Caravan, Clarke, Thurston
77 The Last Caravan
Clarke, Thurston
New York G. P. Putnam's 1978 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First edition. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip (lower corner rear board). No fraying, no wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 286 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author brings the life of the Tuareg bedouins to us in this powerful story of their struggle against African drought and a changing way of existence. 8vo. Middle East. 015926

Price: 35.00 USD
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This Reckless Breed of Men: The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest, Cleland, Robert Glass
78 This Reckless Breed of Men: The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest
Cleland, Robert Glass
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1963 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Fair Jacket 
Very clean blue ribbed cloth boards with blind-stamped illustration and author's initials on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 361 pgs. + index. Illustrated with photographs, maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, but has chips and closed tear (2"). Also, this dustjacket when printed did not get the full course of black ink--print on inside flap is very faint, black print on front panel has faint areas. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Americana. 005693

Price: 10.00 USD
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The African Giant: The Story of a Journey, Cloete, Stuart
79 The African Giant: The Story of a Journey
Cloete, Stuart
London Collins 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs & maps. 448 pgs. with index. Dustjacket has small corner price clip at lower front inside flap edge, a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears, clean except for faint shallow water mark to upper spine corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015139

Price: 22.00 USD
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West with the Sun, Cloete, Stuart
80 West with the Sun
Cloete, Stuart
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1962 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. Mere hint of slight surface wear at base spine corners, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, with clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). No names, writing or marks. 381 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears; some light rubbing. Photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a journey around the world--the slow way by freighter through the Canal west to the Orient and still west toward home. A story of wild seas, beautiful women, exotic plants, birds and butterflies; of beauty and starvation side by side. 8vo. Adventure. 015654

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