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BAREBACK! - One Man's Journey Along the Pony Express Trail, Ellis, Jerry
141 BAREBACK! - One Man's Journey Along the Pony Express Trail
Ellis, Jerry
New York Delacorte Press 1993 0385305869 / 9780385305860 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Clean beige paper-covered boards with brown cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, 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. 308 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Very slight fading to background on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author's true tale of our country's past as well as it's present as he travels the original Pony Express Trail by foot, horseback, canoe, wagon train and hitchhiking the 2100 miles across western America. 024773

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Hell on Ice - The Saga of the Jeannette, Ellsberg, Edward
142 Hell on Ice - The Saga of the Jeannette
Ellsberg, Edward
New York Dodd Mead 1938 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with 1938 on title page, "Copyright 1938" on copyright page, in original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold sailing ship illustration on cover, gold lettering on spine (light chipping to lettering on spine). No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight yellowing), with map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 421 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has slight fading to spine, shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges and corners. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of men locked two years in the Arctic pack and their desperate flight across the cruel ice. 020590

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The Appalachian Trail Reader, Emblidge, David (editor)
143 The Appalachian Trail Reader
Emblidge, David (editor)
Oxford University Press 1996 0195100913 / 9780195100914 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Second printing in clean unchipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with green cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. As new condition. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with maps, black and white photographs. 382 pages. Clean illustrated dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A collection of trail diaries, poems, and essays that reflect the meaning of this great wilderness trail across both time and geography. Included are the works of both well-known writers and anonymous raconteurs, and excerpts from Appalachian Trail hikers' journals from the 1930s to the 1990's provide a firsthand, intimate portrait of walking the trail. 026714

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144 Across the Great Deserts
Etherton, P. T.
New York/London/Toronto Whittlesey House 1948 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square; one tiny spot of wear to inside front hinge--no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). Small previous owner name and date on back of frontis photograph. 184 pgs. illustrated with photographs. Dustjacket is not price clipped, has very small shallow chips at top and bottom spine edge, short closed edge tears, a hint of very light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An exciting exploration of the three great deserts of the world, the Sahara, the Kalahari and the Gobi. 8vo. Adventure. 015540

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145 You Can't Hardly Get There From Here
Ethridge, Willie Snow
New York Vanguard Press 1965 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Bob Parker, Illustrator 
Very clean blue cloth boards with silver illustration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No fraying, very tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 175 pgs. Very clean, bright dustjacket has tiny chips at spine corners, a few tiny closed edge tears, corner price clip to inside front flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author describes the maelstrom of confusion, schedules, nonschedules, and ticket-tape she has encountered in her exuberant career as lecturer, author, wife, mother and grandmother. Keen humor and sympathy for the constant traveller. 8vo. Travel. 013919

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Seeing The Eastern States, Faris, John T.
146 Seeing The Eastern States
Faris, John T.
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1922 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Clean decorated American trade binding. Light brown cloth boards with blue line border, blue, black and brown illustration of seascape with lighthouse on cover, black lettering and small oval decoration on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration ("Morning at Seaside Park, New Jersey") with clean tissue guard. Illustrated with many black and white photographic plates throughout. 244 pages with index. Early printing; same date (1922) on title page and copyright page, no additional printings stated. 022300

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147 Things Chinese and Their Stories
Feibao, Du and Hong Su
Beijing China Travel & Tourism Press 1994 7-5032-1016-8 / 9787503210167 First Soft Cover Near Fine 
Very clean glossy soft-cover book with self-flaps. No chipping, curling or creasing. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 242 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. An informative book about all the things of China, from food and drink to collectibles, including ceramics and ancient relics; architecture, folk-arts, paintings and more. 5-1/4" x 7-1/4". China. 014932

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Bush Holiday, Fennimore, Stephen
148 Bush Holiday
Fennimore, Stephen
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1949 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Ninon MacKnight, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition. Clean pale green cloth boards with dark brown lettering and whip on spine. No fraying or wear, slight fading to edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 242 pgs. 8vo. Adventure. 009284

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The Rare Adventure, Fergusson, Bernard
149 The Rare Adventure
Fergusson, Bernard
New York Rinehart & Co. 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black boards with with gold and white lettering on spine. Slight fading to edges at top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 246 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 015075

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The Rare Adventure, Fergusson, Bernard
150 The Rare Adventure
Fergusson, Bernard
New York Rinehart & Co. 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black boards with orange and white lettering on spine. Hint of slight wear to top and bottom spine edge, corners are sharp. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean (slight tanning). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Publisher's emblem on copyright page, indicating first printing. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, slightest hint of wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A fine British adventure/intrigue novel set in the Middle East. 015675

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Old Spain and New Spain, Field, H. M.
151 Old Spain and New Spain
Field, H. M.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1888 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean dark green cloth boards with bright gilt lettering on spine. Gilt top edges. Very light trace of wear at corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Clean black endpapers. Very light foxing to front fly papers. Clean bright color map frontis. No names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. 8vo. Travel. 007658

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Courageous Companions, Finger, Charles J.
152 Courageous Companions
Finger, Charles J.
Longmans & Green 1929 Cloth Bds Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket James Dougherty illus 
304 pgs. VG+ Maroon cloth, gold lettering, gold ship on front cover. Illustrated endpapers.Adventure. 001040

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In Lawless Lands, Finger, Charles J.
153 In Lawless Lands
Finger, Charles J.
New York Mitchell Kennerley 1924 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing, SIGNED by the author, in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, unchipped gold lettering on spine. Tiny bit of slight fading at top and bottom spine edges, no fraying or wear (tiny bump to one corner tip). Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Cornelius Greenaway, hoping he'll not be led to emulate the doings of some of the people herein depicted - Chas. J. Finger." Endpapers otherwise clean, no other markings, except for slight offset (browning) to rear endpapers from (enclosed) author's newspaper obituary. 292 pages. Dustjacket is not clipped (Two Dollars and Fifty Cents appears on spine), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge and at lower right corner of front panel, light soiling, small piece of square tape near base of spine with faint "A" on it. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021172

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As They Were, Fisher, M.F.K.
154 As They Were
Fisher, M.F.K.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1982 0-394-52400-4 / 9780394524009 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, Second Printing. Very clean white boards with clean white cloth spine, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 261 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has slight wear and very short closed edge tears at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The enticing places, the memorable (sometimes mysterious) encounters that have lighted her path over the years--interlaced with new reflections and asides. 8vo. Travel. 016162

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Nomad: One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa, Fitzgerald, Mary Anne
155 Nomad: One Woman's Journey Into the Heart of Africa
Fitzgerald, Mary Anne
New York Viking Press 1993 0-670-84846-8 / 9780670848461 First Hard Cover Near FIne Fine Jacket 
Very clean white boards with blue cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Remainder mark on bottom of book. 289 pgs. with glossary. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, no wear, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Nomad is an incisive account of the author's journeys across sub-Saharan Africa. A riveting mix of political notebook, travel story, and the odyssey to discover her inner self. 8 vo.. Africa. 011125

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Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kanagaroos, Possums and Penis Gourds - On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea, Flannery, Tim
156 Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kanagaroos, Possums and Penis Gourds - On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea
Flannery, Tim
New York Grove Press 1998 0-8021-3665-6 / 9780802136657 First Soft Cover Near FIne 
Very clean softcover book. One very small corner crease at bottom of rear panel. No chipping, wear or curling. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. 326 pgs. with index. Illustrated with color photographs. 8vo. Adventure. 011290

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157 Barrow's Boys: The Original Extreme Adventures
Fleming, Fergus
New York Atlantic Monthly Press 1998 0-87113-804-2 / 9780871138040 First Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean black boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, mere hint of wear at spine corners. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 489 pgs. with index. Illustrated. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The breathtaking story of Britain's nineteenth-century program of expeditions to the Arctic, the heart of Africa, and Antarctica. 8vo. Exploration. 009835

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A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago - A Narrative of Travel and Exploration, Forbes, Henry O.
158 A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago - A Narrative of Travel and Exploration
Forbes, Henry O.
New York Harper & Brothers 1885 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Solid First Edition, 1885. Green silk cloth boards with gold decoration on cover, black stamped lettering on cover, gold stamped lettering on spine. Light soiling to cloth. Tiny spots of wear to corners and top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Chocolate brown endpapers; small chip to top edge of front fixed endpaper, small mark where bookplate had been and has fallen off. Color frontispiece illustration with tissue guard. With numerous illustrations from the author's sketches and descriptions by Mr. John B. Gibbs. All six maps (including fold-outs) are present and in excellent condition. 536 pages with index, plus 4 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 023987

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Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea, Ford, Corey
159 Salt Water Taffy - Or, Twenty Thousand Leagues Away from the Sea
Ford, Corey
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1929 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Clean hardcover book and dust jacket, with crazy and cute publicity photos from the publisher laid in. The back of each photo has typed commentary pasted on back of photo. Book is very clean brown cloth boards with gray leettering and small fish decoration on cover, gray lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Illustrated with 34 spoofy photographs. 206 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright, not price clipped, has numerous tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "The Almost Incredible Autobiography of Capt. Ezra Triplett's Seafaring Daughter." In 1929 silent-film actress Joan Lowell published an autobiography, Cradle of the Deep, detailing a childhood spent adventuring around the South Seas as a sea captain's daughter. It was almost immediately proved to be bunkum (by, among other things, statements from her former neighbors, who remembered her actual childhood in Berkeley, California). Humorist Corey Ford published this spoof within months, "Salt Water Taffy." Tucked into this copy of Taffy are a few publicity photos from the publisher. Note that the stock model in the photo bears a striking resemblance to Lowell. Even though "Cradle of the Deep" was proven to be a work of fiction, RKO Pictures made a "documentary" based on the work, 1934's "Adventure Girl." Lowell starred in it. It was her last picture before she left the industry to get married...to a sea-captain, with whom she had a few real-life seafaring adventures. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, or fiction strives to be truth! 026091

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160 The Good Shepherd
Forester, C. S.
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1955 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 310 pgs. Clean dustjacket has chipping at top and bottom of spine (1/4"), 2-1/2" closed tear at top left close to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 009749

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