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The Puma's Claw, Clark, Simon
81 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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This Reckless Breed of Men: The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest, Cleland, Robert Glass
82 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
83 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
84 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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The Face of the Home Counties: Portrayed in a Series of Eighteen Week-end Drives from London, Clunn, Harold P.
85 The Face of the Home Counties: Portrayed in a Series of Eighteen Week-end Drives from London
Clunn, Harold P.
London Spring Books New and Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright (one spot of soiling to margin of page 2). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black & white plates. 547 pgs. with index, ribbon page marker. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears at top spine edge, hint of wear at bottom spine edge. Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey are the main counties here described to the traveller. In this edition the author's work has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new illustrations added. 7" x 10". Great Britain. 017023

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Everest - Mountain Without Mercy, Coburn, Broughton
86 Everest - Mountain Without Mercy
Coburn, Broughton
National Geographic Society 1997 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket, SIGNED by one of the climber's featured in the book. Large book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean, unfaded dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Signed "Araceli" with a small drawing on page 32 next to Araceli Segarra's photo; again signed "Araceli" with a mountain drawing on page 233 next to her photograph. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular Imax camera images from the motion picture, "Everest." Afterword by David Breashears. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Some additional Everest ephemera laid in. It took 2 years to perfect the specially modified IMAX camera and the team of photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and climbers who would work together to get it to the summit of Mt. Everest. It took two monthsto acclimate to the thin air and prepare for the final assault on the Death Zone--a region so high that without acclimatization, humans die within minutes. It took barely two terrifying days for the mountain to claim eight lives and turn the Everest Film Expedition team led by world-class mountaineer and award-winning filmmaker David Breashears, into eyewitnesses--and lifesavers--caught up in a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Here is a stunning portrait of the most majestic mountain on earth and a riveting firsthand account of the men and women who dare to challenge it. 026246

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Loneliness and Time - The Story of British Travel Writing, Cocker, Mark
87 Loneliness and Time - The Story of British Travel Writing
Cocker, Mark
New York Pantheon 1993 0679422420 / 9780679422426 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in as new condition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Beige boards with beige cloth spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 294 pages with index. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024213

Price: 18.00 USD
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Road Scholar: Coast to Coast Late in the Century, Codrescu, Andrei
88 Road Scholar: Coast to Coast Late in the Century
Codrescu, Andrei
Hyperion 1993 1562828789 / 9781562828783 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket, SIGNED by the author. Clean red boards with black cloth spine,crisp yellow lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on blank preliminary page: "For Virginia, Andrei Codrescu - New Orleans, 6/24/93." Illustrated with black and white photographs. 194 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025898

Price: 20.00 USD
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Mexican Vignettes, Collins, Clarissa W.
89 Mexican Vignettes
Collins, Clarissa W.
New York Snellgrove Publications 1938 First Edition, First Printing Near Fine Fair Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in scarce dust jacket. Clean unusual red cloth boards with open "window" in upper portion of front board, with view of landscape drawing on decorated front free endpaper. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Signed by author on lower front free endpaper: "To Irma Shark - Sincerely Yours, Clarissa W. Collins." 96 pages, with beautiful and unusual illustrations in color by the author. Dust jacket is clean with exception of some browning clear tape on upper edges; piece missing on right edge; 1" chip at base of spine, some closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025650

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Grand Peregrination, Collis, Maurice
90 The Grand Peregrination
Collis, Maurice
London Faber and Faber 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box and illustration, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with some light foxing to endpapers. Yellow top stained page edges. 313 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is price clipped (slightest edge of price showing), has several short closed edge tears, tiny chips and wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book is the first biography in any language of Fernao Mendes Pinto, the most extraordinary of all Portuguese adventurers. He travelled all over Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and had returned home before Drake, Raleigh, and the rest of the great Elizabethans were out of their cradles; and his travels were far more extensive than theirs. 013613

Price: 25.00 USD
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Shangri-La: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon, Cooney, Eleanor and Daniel Altieri
91 Shangri-La: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon
Cooney, Eleanor and Daniel Altieri
New York William Morrow 1996 0-688-12872-6 / 9780688128722 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean yellow boards with metallic lettering on spine. Slight bumping to corners at foot of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 324 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A tale of passion and suspense, Shangri-La is a stunning recreation of a legendary place, and a worthy successor to the James Hilton classic. 8vo. Fiction. 012676

Price: 15.00 USD
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Amazon Head-Hunters, Cotlow, Lewis
92 Amazon Head-Hunters
Cotlow, Lewis
New York Henry Holt & Company 1953 First Edition, later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing, association copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author, in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean rose paper-covered boards with blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper: "To my fellow explorer Allan R. Holmberg with high esteem and sincere best wishes for continued success on your Peruvian humanitarian project. - Lewis Cotlow (Christmas 1957)." Laid in is a four page review of the book with photographs by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Saturday Review, and the New York Herald Tribune. Book is illustrated with black and white photographs by the author, maps. 245 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped, has small v-shaped chip at top front panel edge, slight wear at top spine edge. Photo of author with an Indian of the Mato Grosso on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Cotlow's journeys and adventures in his quest to learn as much as he could abou the Jivaro head-hunters and other primitive tribes of South America, and to make a film about their lives. 024544

Price: 60.00 USD
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In Search of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
93 In Search of the Primitive
Cotlow, Lewis
Boston/Toronoto Little Brown 1966 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with brown title box, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, no names, writing or bookplates. Brown endpapers. 454 pgs. with index. Beautifully illustrated with full color and black & white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with two small closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "An independent explorer's life with the last of the exotic peoples of Africa, the Arctic, New Guinea and the Upper Amazon". Large 8vo. Adventure. 008676

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Twilight of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
94 The Twilight of the Primitive
Cotlow, Lewis
New York MacMillan 1971 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, signed by author. Very clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 257 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, hint of edgewear at top rear edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Typed one-page transcript of Lowell Thomas Tape on "The Twilight of the Primitive" book review laid in. A distinguished explorer revisits the people he has long known and loved. 8vo. Anthropology. 006326

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Heart of the Forest, Cowell, Adrian
95 The Heart of the Forest
Cowell, Adrian
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1961 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards (tiny bit of fading at extreme top and bottom edges of spine). Bright gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Previous owner name on front free endpaper. 238 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny chips at top and bottom of spine, light corner wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Exploration. 007327

Price: 10.00 USD
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Danger is My Business, Craig, John D.
96 Danger is My Business
Craig, John D.
New York Simon & Schuster 1938 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on spine. Hint of fading to spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Black top-stained page edges. 309 pgs. with index. Illustrated with excellent full-page photographs of the divers, their equipment (fascinating for the time period), interesting sea creatures. Large 8vo. Adventure. 012219

Price: 12.00 USD
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Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure, Crile, Grace
97 Skyways to a Jungle Laboratory - An African Adventure
Crile, Grace
New York W. W. Norton 1936 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author ( association copy - inscribed to her friend) - in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author: "To Armenie Lawson with greetings and best wishes from her old friend - Grace Crile." Two articles about Grace Crile and her husband, their book and their African adventures are laid in, and have caused some brown shadowing to front free endpapers. Otherwise there are no marks, pages are clean. Illustrated with wonderful photographs. 240 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to spine ends, slight rubbing to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. When Mrs. Crile accompanied her husband, Dr. George Crile, famous American surgeon, on his scientific expedition to Africa, she kept a day by day record of the journey to and from Africa by airplane and the days spent in the jungle. Mrs. Crile was a keen and delightful observer and from the moment their airplane rises at Croydon, the reader is under her magic spell. 026256

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From Raft to Raft, Danielsson, Bengt
98 From Raft to Raft
Danielsson, Bengt
Garden City, NY Doubleday 1960 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 264 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The account of a fantatic raft voyage from Tahiti to Chile and bak to Polynesia. 023690

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Old Iron Road An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West, David Haward Bain
99 The Old Iron Road An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West
David Haward Bain
New York Viking 2004 0670033081 / 9780670033089 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine fine Jacket Signed
First edition, first printing, signed by author, in clean unclipped jacket. Clean blue boards with metallic lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to one corner tip, otherwise no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page: "David H. Bain". Illustrated with black and white plates. 434 pages with index. Clean jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (27.95 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022436

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Jungle and the Damned, Davis, Hassoldt
100 The Jungle and the Damned
Davis, Hassoldt
New York Duell, Sloan & Pearce 1952 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good very good Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, but some sunning to spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 306 pgs. This book is from the collection of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jr. and comes with a document certifying that the book is from that collection, signed by the Roosevelt Library Director. Author's expedition to French Guiana in South America, illustrated with photographs and maps. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has small corner chips and chipping at top spine edge, crease at top of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 011043

Price: 18.00 USD
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