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The Nuggets of Singing Creek, Dawson, Grace S.
121 The Nuggets of Singing Creek
Dawson, Grace S.
Garden City Doubleday 1946 0060761326 / 9780060761325 Later printing Hardcover Very Good very good Jacket Loren Barton, illustrator 
Orange brown cloth boards with blue lettering on spine. Hint of very light soiling. Light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Loren Barton. 304 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, has shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), slight wear at bottom spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Young adult fiction - adventure and frontier life in the gold fields of California. 018579

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Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places, De Combray, Richard
122 Caravansary Alone in Moslem Places
De Combray, Richard
Garden City Doubleday 1978 0385112068 / 9780385112062 First 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
123 Waters of the New World - Houston to Nantucket
de Hartog, Jan
New York Atheneum 1961 First 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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Rainier of the Last Frontier, Dean, John M.
124 Rainier of the Last Frontier
Dean, John M.
New York Thomas &. Crowell Company 1911 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Green cloth boards with brown, blue, green and pink decoration on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to corners and edges, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Full color frontispiece illustration with clean printed tissue guard. 373 pages. 026483

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The Life & Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, DeFoe, Daniel
125 The Life & Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
DeFoe, Daniel
Mount Vernon, NY Peter Pauper Press no date First Hardcover Very Good+ Richard Floethe, Illustrator 
Very clean light beige paper covered boards with red cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Hint of fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Richard Floethe. 284 pgs. In sturdy original slipcase with clean unchipped paste-on illustrated label, no chipping, tiny spot of slight wear to one corner. 017700

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126 Dust On My Toes: Stories of People Near and Far
Del Rey, Sister Maria
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1959 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with silver title box and 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. 191 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, no tears, hint of very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Sister Maria Del Rey presents fourteen stories concerning her fellow Maryknoll missionary Sisters. All of them are true, and proof that a missionary's life is one of excitement and unusual adventures. 8vo. Religion. 015008

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Safari by Jet - Through Africa and Asia, Del Rey, Sister Maria
127 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
128 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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Grass Means Fight, Deming, Kirk
129 Grass Means Fight
Deming, Kirk
New York Macaulay 1938 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with orange lettering on spine. No fraying, mere hint of corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 253 pgs. SCARCE book. Two cowboys her their cattle across the badlands and through the desert until they find a well in the Apache country, and a place to settle down. Trouble rides along. A high-powered action story of thrilling, gun-slinging western adventure. 011356

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On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure, Denis, Armand
130 On Safari: The Story of A Man's Life in Search of Adventure
Denis, Armand
New York E. P. Dutton 1963 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with three small elephants on cover, black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or bookplates. 320 pgs. Illustrated with 64 superb black & white photographs. Clean bright color illustrated dustjacket is corner price clipped on front inside flap, one tiny chip (size of small pea) at rear spine edge. Photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The life of an explorer, photographer and inventor--a personal adventure story of great color and excitement. 8vo. Adventure. 015628

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South American Adventures, Desmond, Alice Curtis
131 South American Adventures
Desmond, Alice Curtis
New York MacMillan 1934 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Burgundy cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Boards are unfaded and quite clean, a few very faint water spots to boards resulting in loss of sheen. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. 8vo. South America. 015344

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Beating Winter, Devine, J. F.
132 Beating Winter
Devine, J. F.
Goshen, NY Goshen Democrat Printing Company First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good Jacket Signed
Signed by Author, First Edition in jacket. Very clean burgundy cloth boards with stamped leafy texture decoration over all, bright gilt lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, but 1/4" or less tiny closed tear at center base of spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. INSCRIBED presentation copy: "To Don: Holiday greeting with pleasant recollections of your many courtesies to my family and to me" - J. F. Devine - Jan. 1934". 66 illustrations (photographs) and 7 maps. 336 pgs. "This is an account of the principal rovings of a Mediterranean cruise party, and an added appendix of a tour into sixteen countries in Central Europe. It is a meager description of the world-renowned spots visited, taking up in a brief way the history of the countries, the genesis of the people and our daily doings" (from the title page). Clean dustjacket has some loss at top of spine and along top edge of front panel, small chips and several short closed tears to rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Travel. 008218

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Journey to the Far Pacific, Dewey, Thomas E.
133 Journey to the Far Pacific
Dewey, Thomas E.
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1952 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. Small Easter Seal stamp on front free endpaper, same on half-title along with small return address label. 335 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 010380

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The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm, Dickinson, Matt
134 The Other Side of Everest: Climbing the North Face Through the Killer Storm
Dickinson, Matt
New York Times Books/Random House 1999 0-8129-3159-9 / 9780812931594 First Hard Cover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Very clean blue boards with darker blue spine, bright silver lettering on spine. Nice sharp corners, slight bumping at base of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 233 pgs. Illustrated with color photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Mountaineering. 015177

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135 Shadows On The Grass
Dinesen, Isak
New York Random House 1961 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ Jacket 
Clean olive cloth boards with turquoise cloth spine, gold lettering and illustration on cover, gold lettering and blue decoration on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. 149 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has small edge chips and two closed edge tears (one is 1", one is 2" on rear panel fold edge), sunning to margins of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015011

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The Undersea Adventure, Diole, Philippe
136 The Undersea Adventure
Diole, Philippe
New York Julian Messner 1953 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean dark blue cloth boards with small silver seahorse on cover, bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly stamped on front fixed endpaper and on half-title page. No other marks. 236 pgs. Illustrated with black & white plates. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with a few short closed edge tears, hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Translated from the French by Alan Ross. Author's thrilling discovery of an unexplored part of our planet, with many topics covered from the intrepid "frogmen" of 480 B.C. to William Beebe's Bathysphere, how to charm an octopus and scare a shark, and the offshore oil controversy. 6" x 8-1/2". Adventure. 017063

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Beyond the Capes, Dodge, Ernest S.
137 Beyond the Capes
Dodge, Ernest S.
Boston - Toronto Little Brown & Co. 1971 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges at top and bottom of spine, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with Central Pacific map; no writing or marks. Illustrated with portraits and maps. 429 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, some rubbing and surface wear to rear spine vertical edge with a few tiny holes to paper, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Pacific Exploration from Captain Cook to the Challenger (1776-1877). 8vo. adventure/travel. 014210

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A Traveller on Horseback - In Eastern Turkey and Iran, Dodwell, Christina
138 A Traveller on Horseback - In Eastern Turkey and Iran
Dodwell, Christina
New York Walker and Co. 1989 0802710786 / 9780802710789 First Hardcover Near Fine near fine Jacket 
Very clean unfaded green boards with 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 bookplates. Illustrated with color photographs. 191 pp. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one tiny closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's travel by horseback to remote and challenging areas of the Middle East. 018523

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The Husband Who Ran Away, Dolson, Hildegarde
139 The Husband Who Ran Away
Dolson, Hildegarde
New York Random House 1948 First Hardcover Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (stated "First Printing" on copyright page.) Clean beige cloth boards with blue title box, gold lettering on spine, small gold stamped lettering on cover. Several small bumps to top front board edge, very small closed tear at top spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 342 pgs. Unfaded color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), has slight wear and very shallow edge and corner chipping at top and bottom of spine. Jacket illustration by Albert Jousset. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A husband runs away from his wife and her mother and he is on the loose in New York City in this breezy and humorous adventure by the author of "We Shook the Family Tree." 017897

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On the Mandarin Road, Dorgeles, Roland
140 On the Mandarin Road
Dorgeles, Roland
New York Century Company 1926 Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Probable first American Edition (no additional printings listed). Translated from the French by Gertrude Emerson. Clean red silk cloth boards with gold and black decoration on cover, small gold and black decoration on spine. Small spot of wear to one corner tip, a little wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, no markings, clean endpapers. Very light foxing to a few preliminary pages. Illustrated with photographs. 021474

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