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On the Winds of Destiny, Godfrey, Betty
181 On the Winds of Destiny
Godfrey, Betty
New York Vantage Press 2002 0533138779 / 9780533138777 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, with full number line, SIGNED by the author. Clean unfaded dark gray boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: " TO Stella and Paul, Fairwinds, Betty Godfrey." 441 pp. Frontis photo portrait of the author and her husband on their sailboat. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A three year sailing adventure around the world. 018282

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AN EGYPTIAN JOURNAL, Golding, William
182 AN EGYPTIAN JOURNAL
Golding, William
New York Faber And Faber 1985 0571135935 / 9780571135936 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean (very slight tanning to pages). Clean bright yellow endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with many color and black and white photographs. 207 pages. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped (19.95 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nobel prize winning author William Golding shares his day-to-day account of his Egyptian journey which he and his wife made shortly after he won the prize in 1983. 022359

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Gringos in Paradise - An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico, Golson, Barry
183 Gringos in Paradise - An American Couple Builds Their Retirement Dream House in a Seaside Village in Mexico
Golson, Barry
New York Scribner 2006 0743276353 / 9780743276351 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. As new condition. Clean mustard yellow boards with bright white spine, 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 blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 325 pages with index. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024214

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Nature and Character at Granite Bay, Goodsell, Daniel A.
184 Nature and Character at Granite Bay
Goodsell, Daniel A.
New York Eaton & Mains 1901 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding. Moss green cloth boards with elaborate gold fish and sealife decoration on cover, gold stamped lettering on cover and spine, with small gold seashell on spine. Slightest hint of soiling. Small bump at top of rear board edge. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner inscription dated 1902 is neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with clean tissue guard. Photo illustrations throughout (22 total). 219 pages. Author's experiences in nature and with coastal citizens at Granite Bay, where less than 100 miles from New York City Granite Bay opens into the greatest width of Long Island Sound. 025364

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The Half Deck, Grant, Captain George H.
185 The Half Deck
Grant, Captain George H.
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1933 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition published September, 1933. Clean gray buckram cloth boards with small illustration of Captain and lettering in green on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece photo portrait of Captain George Grant, with illustrations throughout by Gordon Grant. 316 pages. 026595

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Jottings From A Cruise, Green, Captain Alfred J.
186 Jottings From A Cruise
Green, Captain Alfred J.
Alan A. Green 1947 Second edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Second Edition (November 1947) in original dust jacket with publisher's 12-page brochure summarizing the book laid in. Clean blue pebbled cloth boards with gold ship and seagull decoration on cover, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers (slight browning to edges). No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. 451 pages with Appendix. Dust jacket has wear to folds and edges, short closed edge tears, slight browning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The captain's day by day chronicle of the ill-fated voyage of the British Barque "Mertola" from Cardiff, Wales to Durban South Africa, then around the Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Verde Islands. Following adventures in the Cape Verdes, the voyage proceeds to Brazil and up the mighty Amazon with smuggling and mutiny to add spice to the story. Leaving the Amazon with a badly leaking ship, St. Thomas in the West Indies provides facilities for needed repairs. Then the tranquil waters of the St. Marys River in Florida, where a cargo of lumber is loaded. Then homeward bound for England across the stormy North Atlantic, the hurrican and shipwreck--and the last of the "Mertola." 023933

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Lighthearted Journey, Greene, Anne Bosworth
187 Lighthearted Journey
Greene, Anne Bosworth
New York Century Company 1930 First Hardcover Very Good+ poor Jacket 
Stated First Printing, decorated American trade binding in original dust jacket. Purple cloth boards with blue and gold decoration on cover and spine, gold lettering. No fraying or wear, Top left corner has a little fading, 1/4" fading along top spine edge, otherwise bright and clean; 1/8" closed tear at top center spine edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names or bookplates. Illustrated with full page photographs. 450 pages. Dust jacket has long diagonal closed tear with tape repair, assorted chips and tears, 1/4" chipping along top spine edge, water stain to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A trip by motor through the heart of France. 026230

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Getting to Know the General: The Story of an Involvement, Greene, Graham
188 Getting to Know the General: The Story of an Involvement
Greene, Graham
New York Simon and Schuster 1984 0671541609 / 9780671541606 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First American Edition, First Printing with full number line in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green boards with dark blue cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks, small remainder mark on bottom page edges. 249 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026822

Price: 18.00 USD
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High Dam Over Nubia, Greener, Leslie
189 High Dam Over Nubia
Greener, Leslie
New York Viking 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean blue and green cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers are illustrated with maps; small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. 244 pgs. Illustrated with maps. Clean dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inner flap, has slight edge wear and small corner chips at top spine edge, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Personal account of an archaeological adventure takes place in an intense scene as desperate efforts are made to save ancient relics of great historic importance before the flooding of 300 mile long area with the construction of the High Dam (above the Aswan Dam). 8vo. Archaeology. 015649

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190 Westward with Fremont: The Story of Solomon Carvalho
Greenspan, Sophie
Philadelphia The Jewish Publication Society of America 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with white lettering on cover and spine. Very little wear, some fading to extreme edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Maps on endpapers. No names or bookplates. 164 pgs. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, has two 1-1/2" closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Exploration. 006739

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Down to the Sea - Yarns From The Labrador, Grenfel, Wilfred T.
191 Down to the Sea - Yarns From The Labrador
Grenfel, Wilfred T.
New York Fleming H. Revell 1910 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First edition, decorated American trade binding. Gray cloth with black and white decoration on cover (team of sled dogs running toward a small village), stamped black lettering and single rule line border. Black lettering on spine. Hint of very light rubbing to decoration. Tiny, pin point spot of wear to front board fore-edge. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Frontispiece photo of Commander Peary and Dr. Grenfell on the deck of the "Roosevelt" on Peary's return from the Pole (with clean tissue guard). Total of twelve illustrations, all present. 226 pages. 026425

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Adrift On An Ice-Pan, Grenfell, Wilfred T.
192 Adrift On An Ice-Pan
Grenfell, Wilfred T.
Boston/New York Houghton Mifflin 1909 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
First Edition, with "Copyright 1909" and "Published June,1909" on copyright page. Green cloth boards with illustration, black lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. Light soiling, some wear to spine corners, tiny bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. A few pages have light soiling. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontis portrait of Grenfell with printed signature beneath photo, tissue guard; additional black & white photo illustrations. 69 pgs. 12mo. Adventure. 016475

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Down North on the Labrador, Grenfell, Wilfred T.
193 Down North on the Labrador
Grenfell, Wilfred T.
New York Fleming H. Revell 1911 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
NIce decorated American trade binding, a scarcer title. Very clean light green cloth boards with white and black decoration (sailing ships amongst ice floes). Stamped black lettering, black line border on cover, black lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with previous owner name and place neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontis photo portrait of Grenfell on his ship with tissue guard (total of 12 full page photo illustrations). 229 pages. 025412

Price: 75.00 USD
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Tales of Labrador, Grenfell, Wilfred T.
194 Tales of Labrador
Grenfell, Wilfred T.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1916 First Hard Cover Near Fine No Dustjacket Jacket 
Very clean blue-gray cloth boards with white stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontis illustration with clean tissue guard. 240 pgs. 8vo. Adventure. 015475

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Lost City, Gunther, John
195 The Lost City
Gunther, John
Harper & Row 1964 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good+ Jacket 
594 pgs. Nr Fine in VG+ DJ Clean orange cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Orange endpapers. Binding is tight & square, pages clean and bright. No names or bookplates inside. Clean bright dustjacket has been price clipped,has two very small (under 1/2") closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Novel. 003989

Price: 10.00 USD
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Adventures to Imagine - Thrilling Escapes in North America, Guttman, Peter
196 Adventures to Imagine - Thrilling Escapes in North America
Guttman, Peter
Fodor's Travel Publications 1997 0-679-00020-8 / 9780679000204 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
79 pgs. Fine in Fine DJ - archival quality mylar cover Very clean and tight book with no names or writing inside. Clean glossy white hardbound boards with red and black lettering. Beautiful clean dustjacket with no chipping, not price clipped. Wonderful travel adventure ideas (iceboating on Hudson River, mountain biking through Utah, canoeing in the everglades, hot air ballooning, dogsledding, and more!) with glorious full-color photographs that are art quality. A gorgeous book.Travel. 002495

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Captain Cook and the South Pacific - The Voyage of the "Endeavour" 1768-1771, Gwyther, John
197 Captain Cook and the South Pacific - The Voyage of the "Endeavour" 1768-1771
Gwyther, John
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1955 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First U.S. Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean turquoise cloth boards with gold ship decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fraying 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. Frontispiece picture of the ship "Endeavour" at sea, additional black and white plates. 269 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few small edge chips and short closed edge tears. light dust-soiling to rear panel. Photo portrait and bio of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026630

Price: 25.00 USD
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Desert Winds, Hafsa
198 Desert Winds
Hafsa
New York/London The Century Co. 1927 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green cloth boards with black illustration and stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 386 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and a clean fold-out map. 8vo. Adventure. 011698

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199 Journey to the End of an Era
Hall, Melvin
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1947 Hard Cover Very Good Good Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or bookplates. 438 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has wear to edges, corner chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 005802

Price: 12.00 USD
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Stanley: An Adventurer Explored, Hall, Richard
200 Stanley: An Adventurer Explored
Hall, Richard
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1975 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean charcoal gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 400 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has one very small corner chip at top rear corner, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A magnificent biography revealing Stanley in all his complexity and greatness. Large 8vo. Biography. 013790

Price: 14.00 USD
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