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To Panama and Back - The Record of an Experience, Byford, Henry T.
61 To Panama and Back - The Record of an Experience
Byford, Henry T.
Chicago W. B. Conkey 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dustjacket Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author. Dark blue silk cloth boards with gilt lettering on cover and spine. Tiny spots of wear at base of spine. Hint of very light soiling. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean. Inscribed by author on front free endpaper in fountain pen: "To Dr. H. L. Newman - with the compliments of the Author." 22 illustrations, including small map of Panama at front, color flag of Panama, black and white plates. Foreword by the author. 384 pages. 022523

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Skyward, Byrd, Richard E.
62 Skyward
Byrd, Richard E.
New York G. P. Putnam 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Second Impression, SIGNED by the author. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Hint of very light surface wear to spine corners. Pages and edges are clean. Clean map-illustrated endpapers; Signed "R. E. Byrd" on first blank page. Frontis photo portrait of Richard Byrd. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 359 pp. 020717

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Mysterious Sahara - The Land of Gold, of Sand, and of Ruin, Byron Khun de Prorok
63 Mysterious Sahara - The Land of Gold, of Sand, and of Ruin
Byron Khun de Prorok
Chicago Reilly & Lee 1929 First Hardcover Good+ 
First Edition. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Slight fraying at base of spine, small spots of wear-through to corner tips. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Some faint old damp stains- no mustiness, book is clean. Pages are clean, with beautiful map-illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name at base of half-title page. Color frontispiece illustration by the author. 40 additional amazing photographic illustrations. Fold-out map of North Africa at front of book is clean, has 2" closed tear at fold. 348 pages with index. Scarce and beautiful book on the author's travels in the Sahara desert. 026310

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Adventures of An African Slaver - Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory & Slaves on the Coast of Guinea: His Own Story As Told in the Year 1854 to Brantz Mayer, Canot, Captain Theodore
64 Adventures of An African Slaver - Being a True Account of the Life of Captain Theodore Canot, Trader in Gold, Ivory & Slaves on the Coast of Guinea: His Own Story As Told in the Year 1854 to Brantz Mayer
Canot, Captain Theodore
Cleveland / New York World Publishing 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Tower Books Edition in clean dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering and decoration on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers (slight tanning) - no names, writing or bookplates. Red top-stained page edges on all three sides. Edited with an Introduction by Malcolm Cowley. 376 pages. Clean dust jacket has some very shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026700

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Ghosts of Tsavo - Tracking the Mythic Lions of East Africa, Caputo, Phillip
65 Ghosts of Tsavo - Tracking the Mythic Lions of East Africa
Caputo, Phillip
Washington DC National Geographic 2002 0792263626 / 9780792263623 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing, June, 2002 in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean toast brown boards with unfaded black cloth spine, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean gold endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 275 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024934

Price: 15.00 USD
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A Texas Brat in Alaska: The Cat Train Kid, Carey, Mary
66 A Texas Brat in Alaska: The Cat Train Kid
Carey, Mary
Austin, TX Eakin Press 1991 0-89015-831-2 / 9780890158319 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Very clean burgundy cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. 102 pgs. Illustrated. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped; enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A young boy has excitement and adventure when his father is assigned to an oil drilling rig above the Arctic Circle. 8vo. Fiction. 013058

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Mountains in the Desert, Carl, Louis and Joseph Petit
67 Mountains in the Desert
Carl, Louis and Joseph Petit
Garden City Doubleday 1954 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean beige cloth boards with green title box, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with excellent full-page photographs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny closed edge tears at top of spine, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Authors retrace the wanderings of the French Archeological mission which prospected the vast Tefedest mountain range of the Sahara from October 1949 to March 1950, encountering drought, dust, flood, snowstorms, and cantakerous camels. Fascinating reading. 8vo. Adventure. 007667

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Collector's Luck in Spain, Carrick, Alice Van Leer
68 Collector's Luck in Spain
Carrick, Alice Van Leer
Boston Little Brown 1930 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Blue-green cloth boards with gilt lettering and small decoration on cover and spine. Some wear at top and bottom spine edges, slight corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or marks. Nicely illustrated with photographic plates. 202 pgs. Author's travels in Spain and the antiques and collectibles she discovered there. 8vo. Travel. 010546

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Little America: Town at the End of the World, Carter, Paul Allen
69 Little America: Town at the End of the World
Carter, Paul Allen
New York Columbia University Press 1979 0231046820 / 9780231046824 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded dark blue cloth boards with crisp white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, map. 301 pages with index. Dustjacket is not price clipped (15.95 on front inside flap), slight age-toning, a little wear to paper at corner tips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of a tiny community perched on the edge of the vast wasteland of Antarctica. There, in 1929, the first Americans to set foot on that continent built the first Little America as a base for Richard E. Byrd's historic flight over the South Pole. Their experiences in the bitter, sunless Antarctic winter--and the later history of Little America until its abandonment in 1959--make up a exciting adventure set in the closest thing on Earth to outer space. 022638

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Valley of Gold, Cartwright, A. P.
70 Valley of Gold
Cartwright, A. P.
Capetown Howard Timmins 1961 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Map & decoration on endpapers. Some glue residue to endpapers (1961 "The Natal Daily News" newspaper articles on South African gold mining enclosed -- had been glued in by edges but are now enclosed loose). 194 pgs. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has some small edge & corner chips, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 008124

Price: 12.00 USD
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Easter Island: Home of the Scornful Gods, Casey, Robert J.
71 Easter Island: Home of the Scornful Gods
Casey, Robert J.
Indianapolis Bobbs Merrill 1931 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with bright gold lettering, small illustration on cover and spine. Tiny spot to front board edge (smaller than a grain of rice). Light surface wear to cloth on corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers, with previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front fixed endpaper. 337 pgs. Illustrated with photographs. Large 8vo. Adventure. 015316

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Great English Houses, Chamberlin, Russell
72 Great English Houses
Chamberlin, Russell
New York Harmony Books 19881983 0-517-55086-5 / 9780517550861 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean dark blue cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful full color and black and white photographs. 152 pages. Dustjacket is not price clipped (14.95 on front inside flap), unchipped, small closed tear at spine gutter. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Chronological survey of 50 of the most notable houses in England from Norman times to the present, emphasizing the unique character of each. Provdes a revealing view ofthe development of the English country house through the ages, its survival in today's economic climate and its continuing importance as a monument to the past. 021734

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Lightest Africa, Chapman, F. Spencer
73 Lightest Africa
Chapman, F. Spencer
London Chatto & Windus 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper). Full color frontispiece photo illustration of Masai girl with gourds for cows' blood and milk. Many more color and monochrome plates. 288 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4" max). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026276

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Letters from A Traveller, Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De
74 Letters from A Traveller
Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De
London Collins 1962 Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, light soiling/fading to cloth. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers (small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper). Illustrated with photographs. 380 pages with index. "This, the third of P. Teilhard de Chardin's collected works to appear in English, contains the two French volumes: Lettres de Voyage, 1923-1939, and Nouvelles Lettres de Voyage, 1939-1955. These colleced letters were edited and annotated by Claude Aragonnes...By way of special introduction to this volume we have added a translation of Teilhard de Chardin tel que je l'ai connu by his colleage and friend, Pierre Leroy, as it throws new light on the author's personality and on his relations with his superiors in religion." - from General Editor's Note 024366

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Long Way Round - Chasing Shadows Across the World, Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor
75 Long Way Round - Chasing Shadows Across the World
Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor
London Little, Brown Book Group 2004 0316728683 / 9780316728683 Reprint Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Fourth printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. "As new" condition. Clean black boards with silver lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with full color photographs. 312 pages. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 20,000 miles in four months on motorcycles - a fascinating, frank and highly entertaining travel book about two friends, riding round the world together and, against the odds, realizing their dream. 021584

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Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five, Chase, Ilka
76 Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five
Chase, Ilka
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Later printing of the first edition, SIGNED by Ilka Chase, in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Very slight surface wear to corners at base of spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Signed on half-title page by author: "Ilka Chase". Illustrated with black and white photographs. 269 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, hint of very slight edge wear. Nice photo of author astride a camel on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase and her husband, Dr. Norton Brown, take the reader on a photo-safari through East Africa. 026332

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Fresh From the Laundry, Chase, Ilka
77 Fresh From the Laundry
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Later printing of the first edition. Clean brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean decorated endpapers; very small return address label on front fixed endpaper. 230 pgs. Illustrated with 24 pages of black and white photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with slight wear and short closed edge tears at top and bottom spine edges; author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Ilka Chase's travel adventures in the Balkans. 018743

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The Varied Airs of Spring, Chase, Ilka
78 The Varied Airs of Spring
Chase, Ilka
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1969 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition, inscribed and signed by author. Clean beige cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed and SIGNED by Ilka Chase on half-title page: "For Dear Don - Living proof that bankers do not have bones of steel, hearts of concrete, veins filled with acid instead of blood and that the eye that weeps is the glass one - Fond Good Wishes, Ilka - January 1969." Clean dustjacket is slightly age toned, unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with slight wear at top spine edge. Lovely photo of Ilka Chase on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Travel adventures in Africa and the Mediterranean -- amusing, anecdotal, informative, in the best Ilka Chase style. 8vo. Adventure. 016048

Price: 55.00 USD
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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
79 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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Sails and Whales, Chippendale, Captain H. A.
80 Sails and Whales
Chippendale, Captain H. A.
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1951 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
A beautiful copy in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean turquoise cloth boards with black lettering and small whale design on both cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean map-decorated endpapers; very small previous owner name and date on front free endpaper. NIce frontispiece photo portrait of Captain Harry Allen Chippendale. With an introduction by Henry Beetle Hough. 231 pages with glossary of nautical terms. Clean bright dust jacket designed by Samuel Bryant is not price clipped (3.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, with two short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. PErsonal story of one of the most romantic of man's exploits, told with all the salt on the decks and the wind whistling through the lines. The biography of a man of vigor and courage who survived to serve on the seas with daring and distinction in three wars, and has retained the flavor of his varied and dangerous life. 026788

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