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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
1 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 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 Grand Peregrination, Collis, Maurice
2 The Grand Peregrination
Collis, Maurice
London Faber and Faber 1949 First 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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3 Wilderness of Mirrors
Davies, Linda
Doubleday 1996 0-385-48038-5 / 9780385480383 First Hardbound Fine Fine Jacket 
Dark Royal Blue Boards with Dark Royal Blue cloth spine and Copper color lettering. Copper colored front free endpapers. No names, writing or book plate or marks. 355 pgs. Fine in Fine DJ - enclosed in an new archival quality Mylar cover. Gift Quality. AS NEW 8vo. Modern First Edition. 002305

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Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
4 Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Orange cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. No previous owner markings. Signed by author on title page: "Sincerely, Sister Maria del Rey." 308 pp. Illustrated with maps and photographs. Very clean unchipped jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), has one short closed edge tear at top rear panel edge (1/2" or less). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Sister Maria del Rey of the Maryknoll Catholic Sisters is our guide in this grand tour across the world. Always her description is full of humor and anecdote as she visits Tanganyika, Ceylon, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Africa and more. 019201

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Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
5 Safari By Jet Through Africa and Asia
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1962 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with black lettering on cover, black and gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 308 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has light edge wear and very light foxing. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A Maryknoll Sister tells of her journeys around the world. With humor and anecdote, she shares the mood of country after country in her travels. 8vo. Adventure. 011371

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Ancient India: History and Culture, Gokhale, B. G., Ph.D.
6 Ancient India: History and Culture
Gokhale, B. G., Ph.D.
Asia Publishing House 1962 Later Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 224 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny bit of wear at spine edges, 1" closed tear at top of spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. India. 008777

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7 The Eyes of Asia
Kipling, Rudyard
Garden City Doubleday Page 1918 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
101 pgs. VG Clean dark blue boards with ribbed grey cloth binding, paper label on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, some chipping & wear to three corners. Pages are clean and bright. Tasteful bookplate without a name inside front cover.A solid, respectable copy of this hard-to-find book. 003555

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Nur Mahal, Lamb, Harold
8 Nur Mahal
Lamb, Harold
New York Doubleday Doran 1935 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean solid book in illustrated dust jacket. Clean burgundy cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading or fraying, very small bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with illustrated endpapers (small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Nine black and white illustrations. 325 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket has slight edge wear, a few very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Novelized true account of two great Asiatic lovers, Jahangir, despot ofthe richest court in the world and Nur Mahal, the beautiful Persian girl who ruled his empire for him. By the author of "Tamerlane" and "Genghis Khan". 027624

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The World of the Huns - Studies in Their History and Culture, Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J.  (Edited by Max Knight)
9 The World of the Huns - Studies in Their History and Culture
Maenchen-Helfen, Otto J. (Edited by Max Knight)
Berkeley / Los Angelese University of California Press 1973 520-01596-7 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with small gold illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean red map-illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 602 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Scholarly exploration of the origin, migration and life of the Huns by the leading expert on the subject. 019051

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10 Broken Earth: The Rural Chinese
Mosher, Steven W.
New York Free Press 1983 0-02-921700-8 / 9780029217009 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean maroon cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 317 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The rural Chinese at home, at school and at work--the author uncovers the darker side of Chinese society. 8 vo.. China. 011226

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Hellenic Traveller - A Guide to the Ancient Sites of Greece, Pentreath, Guy
11 Hellenic Traveller - A Guide to the Ancient Sites of Greece
Pentreath, Guy
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1964 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. Mere hint of fading along top edges. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner inscription neatly penned at top of front free endpaper - no other marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 338 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Travellers in Greece with find the key to hundreds of ancient treasures -- temples, monuments, friezes, statues, and more -- in this extraordinary guidebook. The author covers not only the better-known places -- Athens, Delphi, Delos, Olympia, Knosos, Rhodes -- but also many lesser-known ones, including islands and places farther afield, such as Macedonia, Istanbul, and Asia Minor. 025184

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12 Asian Women and Eros
Pommerenke, Millicent
New York Vantage Press 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ good+ Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, association copy inscribed and SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author: "To Jean, with all my best wishes and affectionate love, Aunty "Bobbie" Millicent Pommerenke - Aug. 26th, 1958." 337 pp. with bibliography. Forword by Dr. Chauncey D. Leake, Dean, College of Medicine, Ohio State University. Jacket is not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, 3" of separation at rear flap fold, a few edge nicks and hint of very light soiling. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fascinating personal narrative of an American woman who accompanied her husband, a gynecologist and obstetrician, on a medical mission to Asia in 1954. Told with charm and spirit, these are the impressions of a sensitive and lively observer. 019429

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13 Beyond Vietnam: The United States and Asia
Reischauer, Edwin O.
New York Knopf 1967 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean turquoise cloth boards with gold and black lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean. Very small P/O label at inside edge of front free endpaper. Clean, bright dustjacket has been price clipped, is unchipped and enclosed in new mylar cover. 242 pgs. "A distinguished scholar analyzes the failures of our foreign policy in Asia and makes fundamental proposals for its revision to avoid other Vietnams". 8vo. Political. 005300

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The Wildest Game, Ryhiner, Peter (as told to Daniel P. Mannix)
14 The Wildest Game
Ryhiner, Peter (as told to Daniel P. Mannix)
Philadelphia J. P. Lippincott 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in clean bright unclipped original jacket. Review copy, with review slip and glossy black and white photo of author laid in. Clean brown marbled boards with black cloth spine, some faint spots to cloth along front spine edge. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 320 pages. Dustjacket is clean, unchipped, unclipped (4.95 on front inside flap), hint of slight edge wear at top and bottom spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The animal collecting expeditions of Peter Ryhiner to South America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia and Indonesia. 022397

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15 Lessons of the Road: An Overland Journey to the East
Schiffer, Michael
New York Kenan Press 1980 0-671-25380-8 / 9780671253806 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean beige boards with blue cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. Small remainder mark on bottom text block page edges. No names, writing or bookplates. 252 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, slight crease to front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. "Harvard graduate sweeps the reader into a journey that takes him from a wine harvest in France to a hippies' paradise on the Aegean, and on a unique overland trek through the heartland of Asia." 8vo. Adventure. 009037

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Himalayan Passage: Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan, Schmidt, Jeremy
16 Himalayan Passage: Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan
Schmidt, Jeremy
Seattle, WA The Mountaineers 1991 0-89886-262-0 / 9780898862621 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with blue faux leather spine, bright gold lettering on spine. Light bump to one corner tip. No other wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers are illustrated with maps; no names, writing or marks. 302 pgs. Illustrated with beautiful full color photographs by Patrick Morrow. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Winner of the first Barbara Savage "Miles From Nowhere" Memorial Award. "In the Himalaya, you can never be sure of getting where you want to be, whether in body or spirit. The mountains are full of surprises and politics and changes of plan, but then, that's the essence of travel. If you knew everything about a place before getting there, why woudl you go?" - from the introduction 8vo. Mountaineering. 013376

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Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Expedition, Slesser, Malcolm
17 Red Peak: A Personal Account of the British-Soviet Expedition
Slesser, Malcolm
New York Coward McCann 1964 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Maps on endpapers. 256 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs. Clean, unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one 1/4" closed edge tear and mere hint of wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An account of the first joint British-Soviet mountaineering expedition--an event that became a minor milestone in East-West relations as well as a triumph in high-altitude climbing as they reached the summit of Pik Kommunizma, the highest mountain of remote Soviet Asia's formidable Pamirs. 8vo. Mountaineering. 012377

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Shameful Flight - The Last Years of the British Empire in India, Wolpert, Stanley
18 Shameful Flight - The Last Years of the British Empire in India
Wolpert, Stanley
Oxford University Press, USA 2006 0195151984 / 9780195151985 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with full number line on copyright page and in clean unclipped dust jacket. White boards with yellow spine, gold lettering on spine. Light soiling. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 238 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped (28.00 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Birtain's precipitous and ill-planned disengagement from India in 1947 - condemned as a "shameful flight" by Winston Churchill -- and its catastrophic effect on South Asia. 023174

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