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The Face of the Home Counties: Portrayed in a Series of Eighteen Week-end Drives from London, Clunn, Harold P.
81 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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Loneliness and Time - The Story of British Travel Writing, Cocker, Mark
82 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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Mexican Vignettes, Collins, Clarissa W.
83 Mexican Vignettes
Collins, Clarissa W.
New York Snellgrove Publications 1938 First Edition, First Printing Near Fine Fair Jacket 
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
84 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

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Shangri-La: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon, Cooney, Eleanor and Daniel Altieri
85 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

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Amazon Head-Hunters, Cotlow, Lewis
86 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

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In Search of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
87 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

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The Twilight of the Primitive, Cotlow, Lewis
88 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

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The Heart of the Forest, Cowell, Adrian
89 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.
90 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

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From Raft to Raft, Danielsson, Bengt
91 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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Raroia - Happy Island of the South Seas, Danielsson, Bengt
92 Raroia - Happy Island of the South Seas
Danielsson, Bengt
Chicago Rand McNally 1953 Stated First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing, September, 1953 in clean original dust jacket. Clean beige buckram cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Translated from the Swedish by F. H. Lyon. 304 pages. Clean dust jacket is price clipped on upper corner of front inside flap, has very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Raroia and Tukume are coral atolls, two of the seventy-eight islands in the Tuamotu Archipelago. They lie 465 miles from Tahiti and 1,100 miles south of the Equator; about 4,000 miles from San Francisco and 4,250 miles from Sydney, Australia. This book will help you escape to that tropical paradise -- the festivals, the fishing trips, the pearl-diving expeditions. And you will learn how a Raroian views things such as sex, marriage, birth, and death. 025482

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The Old Iron Road An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West, David Haward Bain
93 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
94 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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The Jungle and the Damned, Davis, Hassoldt
95 The Jungle and the Damned
Davis, Hassoldt
New York/Boston Duell, Sloan & Pearce/Little Brown 1952 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Photographs By Ruth and Hassoldt Davis 
Clean green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. Very light surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 306 pgs. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with hint of light edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This is the true story of explorer-author Hassoldt Davis's exploration of French Guiana, inland from St. Laurent to the Tumac Humac Mountains of the Brazilian Border. 8vo. Adventure. 015138

Price: 12.00 USD
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About Paris, Davis, Richard Harding
96 About Paris
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Harper 1895 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Charles Dana Gibson, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing. Blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering, red and gold decoration on cover and spine. Hint of very light soiling. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Charles Dana Gibson. 219 pp. 020423

Price: 40.00 USD
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The West from a Car-Window, Davis, Richard Harding
97 The West from a Car-Window
Davis, Richard Harding
New York Harper and Brothers 1903 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration of a bucking bronco by Frederick Remington with clean tissue guard; many illustrations and photographs throughout. 243 pp. 019706

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Last Voyage, Davison, Ann
98 Last Voyage
Davison, Ann
New York William Sloane 1952 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition. Very clean light blue cloth boards with clean dark blue spine, white title box and decoration on spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to top and bottom spine edge, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names,writing or marks. 310 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket has corner price clip to top corner of front inside flap, shallow chipping at top spine edge, slight wear to corners and edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young married couple's true and incredible adventure at sea. 8vo. Adventure. 015626

Price: 30.00 USD
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Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places, De Combray, Richard
99 Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places
De Combray, Richard
Garden City Doubleday 1978 0385112068 / 9780385112062 Stated First Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good++ Jacket 
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine, stamped gold author's signature on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs. 179 pp. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, with faintest hint of soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Richard de Combray takes the reader by every conceivable means oftransportation, from Rolls-Royce to camel, on an adventurous and often amusing journey along the coast of North Africa and into the Middle East, with personal glimpses of life in the Moslem world. 018098

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Waters of the New World - Houston to Nantucket, de Hartog, Jan
100 Waters of the New World - Houston to Nantucket
de Hartog, Jan
New York Atheneum 1961 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean blue-green boards with silver decoration, turquoise cloth spine with gold lettering and decoration. No fraying or wear. Slightest fading to board edges. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Drawings by Jo Spier. 276 pages. Dust jacket illustrated by Jo Spier is clean, not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at spine ends (1/4") and tiny chip to one corner. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Remarkable voyage by the author on the full route of the Intracoastal Waterway, through the bayous of Louisiana to New Orleans, along the coast of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to Apalachicola, across the Gulf to Clearwater, through the Florida jungle by way of the Caloosahatchee River and Lake Okeechobee to the heart of the mysterious Everglades; then up the East Coast, through the water-wilderness of Georgia and te Carolinas, up Chesapeake Bay, down Delaware Bay and through the creeks and lagoons of New Jersey to New York; finally up Long Island Sound to the Nantucket Island. 024632

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