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Cairo and How to See It
1 Cairo and How to See It

Cairo, Egypt Les Editions Universitaires D'Egypte 1954 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering on cover, silver advertising for Air France on rear board. Slight fading to cover and spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight, pages are clean and bright. Small previous owner initials and date 1954 at top edge of front free endpaper. 187 pgs. with clean fold-out map of Cairo at rear of book (excellent condition). Illustrated with photographs of buildings and antiquities. "Welcome to Egypt" pamphlet from Air France in excellent condition also enclosed. Book details history of the area and important sites, architecture; itinerary for one day; two days; four days; a week. 12mo. Middle East. 012706

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Seigneurs of La Saulaye, Abbott, Johnston
2 The Seigneurs of La Saulaye
Abbott, Johnston
New York MacMillan 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with gold lettering and decorative title box on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers, with tiny previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. 379 pgs. Clean dustjacket with price intact ($2.50 on front inside flap), some corner clipping to front flap, slight wear to paper at top edge of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An historical French adventure story. 015531

Price: 6.00 USD
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Conquest of the Tropics - The Story of the Creative Enterprises conducted by the United Fruit Company, Adams, Frederick Upham
3 Conquest of the Tropics - The Story of the Creative Enterprises conducted by the United Fruit Company
Adams, Frederick Upham
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Page & Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition. Green cloth boards with stamped gold lettering and blind-stamped decoration, clean unchipped color paste-on illustration on cover. Gold lettering and banana decoration on spine. Very light soiling. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers (small ink-stamp of former owner at top edge of front free and fixed endpaper). Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. 368 pages with index. 023392

Price: 35.00 USD
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Carl Akeley's Africa - The Account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, Akeley, Mary L. Jobe
4 Carl Akeley's Africa - The Account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History
Akeley, Mary L. Jobe
New York Dodd Mead 1929 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Second printing (November, 1929). Very clean green ribbed cloth boards with black ape decoration on cover, giraffe decoration on spine; stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean map-decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Foreword by Henry Fairfield Osborn. Preface by the author. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Frontispiece photo portrait of Carl Akeley. 321 pages with index. 024197

Price: 40.00 USD
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One Dry Season: In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley, Alexander, Caroline
5 One Dry Season: In the Footsteps of Mary Kingsley
Alexander, Caroline
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1990 0-394-57455-9 / 9780394574554 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean beige boards with clean green cloth spine with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 290 pgs. with bibliography. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no wear, no tears. As new book and dustjacket. Jacket enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015274

Price: 15.00 USD
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Nautilus 90 North, Anderson, William R. with Clay Blair, Jr.
6 Nautilus 90 North
Anderson, William R. with Clay Blair, Jr.
Cleveland / New York World Publishing Company 1959 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
Stated First Edition in second printing dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with illustration of submarine on cover and spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Brief previous owner inscription dated 1959 on back side of front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs by John Krawczyk, USN. 251 pages with index, plus "About the Author." Dust jacket is tattered, missing large chip at base of spine, has tears and edge wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Dramatic account of the first atomic submarine's voyage from the Pacific to the Atlantic beneath the Arctic ice pack. 024891

Price: 14.00 USD
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7 Quest of the Snow Leopard
Andrews, Roy Chapman
New York Viking Press 1955 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Kurt Wiese, Illustrator 
First Edition, First Printing (published by the Viking Press in August, 1955) in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean light brown cloth boards with darker brown illustration on cover, brown lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese. 190 pages. Illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (2.75 on front inside flap), has a few spots of very faint soiling to rear panel, tiny chip at top rear spine corner, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fascinating fictionalized account of a zoological expedition that Dr. Andrews made in 1916-17 to the little-known province of Yunnan, in southwest China, and to the Tibetan frontier. "Most of the 'adventures', writes the author, "happened to me or to some of my friends. None of them are made up out of imagination..." 025128

Price: 50.00 USD
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My Favorite Stories of the Great Outdoors - Nature Lover's Treasury, Andrews, Roy Chapman (Editor)
8 My Favorite Stories of the Great Outdoors - Nature Lover's Treasury
Andrews, Roy Chapman (Editor)
New York Greystone Press 1950 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original dust jacket. Light blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Hint of fading to board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Selected, and with an Introduction, by Roy Chapman andrews - noted explorer and naturalist and at the time, Honorary Director of the American Museum of Natural History. 404 pages. Clean dust jacket has short closed edge tears at folds, a few small edge nicks. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A host of great nature stories by such great writers as William Beebe, Ernest Thompson Seton, Joseph Conrak, Louis Bromfield, Zane Grey, Jack London, John Muir, and many more. 023870

Price: 18.00 USD
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Taming the Wilds: A Handbook of Woodcraft Wisdom, Angier, Bradford
9 Taming the Wilds: A Handbook of Woodcraft Wisdom
Angier, Bradford
New York Galahad Books edition 1967 0-88365-182-3 / 9780883651827 Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
286 PG Very good hardbound in very good dust jacket with minor chipping and rubbing. Protected in new mylar cover. Formerly published as "Skills for Taming the Wilds". Extremely useful book with sound, practical advice on all aspects of enjoying the outdoors comfortably and safely--hiking, camping, cooking, predicting weather, building a home in the woods, making furniture, handling canoes, first aid and more. Illustrated.Nature. 001397

Price: 10.00 USD
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Wilderness Wife, Angier, Bradford and Vena
10 Wilderness Wife
Angier, Bradford and Vena
Radnor, Pennsylvania Chilton Book Company 1976 0-8019-6291-9 / 9780801962912 Stated First Edition Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean bright endpapers; very small previous owner return address label at top inside edge of pastedown. Illustrated with photographs. 177 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, one tiny close edge tear, not price clipped, a little light creasing. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023866

Price: 15.00 USD
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Himalayan Odyssey: The Perilous Trek to Western Nepal, Antin, Parker with Phyllis Wachob Weiss
11 Himalayan Odyssey: The Perilous Trek to Western Nepal
Antin, Parker with Phyllis Wachob Weiss
New York Donald I. Fine 1990 1-55611-197-5 / 9781556111976 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean dark blue boards with clean pale gray cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers with maps. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front fly leaf. 291 pgs. with glossary. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, no wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a major trek around the Himalayas and through the dangerous, remote and largely forbidden country of Western Nepal. 011974

Price: 25.00 USD
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No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica, Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft with Cheryl Dahle
12 No Horizon Is So Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica
Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft with Cheryl Dahle
New York, New York, U.S.A. Da Capo Press 2003 0-7382-0794-2 / 9780738207940 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with white spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 251 pgs. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Book is as new. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Gift Quality 8vo. Exploration. 010086

Price: 15.00 USD
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Spring Jaunts - Some Walks, Excursions & Personal Explorations of Town, Country & Seashore, Bailey, Anthony
13 Spring Jaunts - Some Walks, Excursions & Personal Explorations of Town, Country & Seashore
Bailey, Anthony
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1986 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
"First Edition, 1986" on copyright page. Clean green boards with clean beige cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 239 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection which contains some of the best work that Anthony Bailey has done for The New Yorker. His descriptive journeys include the Isle of Wight, a dawn-to-dusk stroll along the New Hampshire coast, and the seacoast of Cote d'Azur, to name a few. 018598

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Eyes of Discovery:  America as Seen By the First Explorers, Bakeless, John
14 The Eyes of Discovery: America as Seen By the First Explorers
Bakeless, John
Philadelphia/ New York J. B. Lippincott 1950 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Very clean green boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Maps on endpapers. 439 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Exploration. 007040

Price: 15.00 USD
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Roman Candle, Baldridge, Letitia
15 Roman Candle
Baldridge, Letitia
Boston, Massachusetts Houghton Mifflin 1956 First Edition, Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Second Printing, November 1956, in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean decorated boards with rust red cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks - some very slight browning from news article laid in about the author. 308 pages. Dust jacket is clean, not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), has a few short closed edge tears. Very nice photo of author on rear panel holding a guitar. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's story of her dream come true - a job in Europe (at the American Embassy in Italy) and a love affair with the Italian people. 025219

Price: 15.00 USD
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Horseback Honeymoon: The Vanishing Old West of 1907 Through the Eyes of Two Young Artists in Love, Ballard, Dorothy
16 Horseback Honeymoon: The Vanishing Old West of 1907 Through the Eyes of Two Young Artists in Love
Ballard, Dorothy
Two Continents Publishing Group 1975 0-8467-0105-7 / 9780846701057 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear to boards. Binding is tight, pages are clean (a little age speckling to top edges). No names, writing or bookplates. Endpapers illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped, with just a hint of edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 005991

Price: 12.00 USD
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Explorations: My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea, Ballard, Robert D., Ph.D.
17 Explorations: My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea
Ballard, Robert D., Ph.D.
New York Hyperion 1995 0-7868-6042-1 / 9780786860425 Stated First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean dark blue boards with blue cloth spine, red metallic lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. Clean, crisp dustjacket has not been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8 005946

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Pantanal - Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness, Banks, Vic
18 The Pantanal - Brazil's Forgotten Wilderness
Banks, Vic
San Francisco Sierra Club Books 1991 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped jacket, with author-signed typed letter laid in. Clean gray boards with blue-black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 254 pages with index. Typed letter on author's letterhead, signed by author, to Chair of the Environmental Studies Program and Syracuse College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Clean jacket is not price clipped (22.50 on front inside flap), unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Photojournalist and Cinematographer Vic Banks chronicles his adventure in an area of South America that is home to the greatest concentration of wildlife on the continent. 022510

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles, Barley, Nigel
19 The Duke of Puddle Dock: Travels in the Footsteps of Stamford Raffles
Barley, Nigel
New York Henry Holt & Co. 1991 0-8050-1968-5 / 9780805019681 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Clean orange boards with beige cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 276 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one tiny edge tear (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Tracing the travels of Sir Stamford Raffles, colonial adventurer of the British Empire era. 8 vo.. Adventure. 011072

Price: 12.00 USD
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20 The Voyage of the Narwahl
Barrett, Andrea
New York W. W. Norton 1998 0-393-04632-X / 9780393046328 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean blue boards with dark blue spine, silver lettering on spine. Tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, illustrated with maps. No names, writing or marks. 399 pgs. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Part adventure narrative, part love story, this extraordinary chronicle captures a crucial moment in the history of eploration, the mid-nineteenth-century romance with the mystery of the Arctic. 8vo. Historical Fiction. 013452

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