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Racing through Paradise: A Pacific Passage, Buckley, William F. Jr.
61 Racing through Paradise: A Pacific Passage
Buckley, William F. Jr.
New York Random House 1987 0394557816 / 9780394557816 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition, first printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean color illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with photographs by Christopher Little. 344 pages with index. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped (25.00 on front inside flap), no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022504

Price: 25.00 USD
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It's A Big Country - America Off the Highways, Burman, Ben Lucien
62 It's A Big Country - America Off the Highways
Burman, Ben Lucien
New York Reynal & Co. 1956 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Alice Caddy, Illustrator Signed
Limited Edition, Signed by author, with "192 copies from the first edition have been specially bound and autographed for the friends of the author and his publishers. Of this edition each copy is numbered - 1. Clean red marbled boards with brown cloth spine, dark brown lettering on spine. Hint of very slight soiling to spine; no fraying, corners are sharp. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 278 pgs. Illustrated with 12 photographs and with drawings by Alice Caddy. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny bit of shallow chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A vivid travel narrative of America off the beaten path. 018090

Price: 40.00 USD
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One Woman's Arctic, Burnford, Sheila
63 One Woman's Arctic
Burnford, Sheila
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1973 0-316-11716-1 / 9780316117166 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean orange cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 234 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has short closed edge tears, small corner chips. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 012078

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One Woman's Arctic, Burnford, Sheila
64 One Woman's Arctic
Burnford, Sheila
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1973 0316117161 / 9780316117166 First Unknown Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean orange cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean map-illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 234 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket has slight fading to lettering on spine, is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The record of two idyllic summers spent close to the North Pole in the Eskimo community of Pond Inlet. It is also a knowing and sympathetic study of the Inuit (Eskimos) themselves. Mrs. Burnford warmly admires her friends' remarkable gifts as mechanics, artists, and hunters; she enjoys their courage, their gaiety, their wise way with children, and she respects the social delicacy of a people who believe that the gross and impetuous white man is the descendant of dogs. 026390

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To Panama and Back - The Record of an Experience, Byford, Henry T.
65 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

Price: 50.00 USD
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Skyward, Byrd, Richard E.
66 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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The Greatest Challenge - The incredible adventure and splendid destiny of man in exploring space, Caiden, Martin
67 The Greatest Challenge - The incredible adventure and splendid destiny of man in exploring space
Caiden, Martin
New York E. P. Dutton 1965 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket Fred L. Wolff, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with many photographs and drawings (drawings by Fred L. Wolff). 320 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (5.95 on front inside flap), vertical crease to front panel, a few short closed edge tears; nice photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An amazing history of space exploration up until the time of publication (1965) with historical photographs. 026538

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68 Bichu the Jaguar
Caillou, Alan
New York/Cleveland Nal / The World Publishing Co. 1969 First Hard Cover Near FIne Very Good Jacket Alex Tsao, Illustrator 
Very clean rust colored cloth boards with black cloth spine, orange lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Lovely illustrations throughout by Alex Tsao. No names, writing or bookplates. 216 pgs. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, has 1/2" closed tear at top front edge, has been price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Adventure. 005681

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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
69 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
70 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

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A Texas Brat in Alaska: The Cat Train Kid, Carey, Mary
71 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
72 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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Icebound Summer, Carrighar, Sally
73 Icebound Summer
Carrighar, Sally
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1953 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Henry B. Kane, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original unclipped dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with blind-stamped author name and small decoration on cover, gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrations throughout by Henry B. Kane. 262 pages. Dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has very slight edge wear and a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Life in the arctic when winter briefly relaxes its frozen grip on the earth, and all living things participate in a drama of intensity not parallelled elsewhere. With the skill of a born storyteller and the selective eye of the practiced naturalist, the author records the joys and ordeals of animals and human alike. 027032

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Little America: Town at the End of the World, Carter, Paul Allen
74 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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Easter Island: Home of the Scornful Gods, Casey, Robert J.
75 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

Price: 25.00 USD
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Traveling the Trace - A Complete Tour Guide to the Historic Natchez Trace from Nashville to Natchez, Cathy; Summerlin, Vernon Summerlin
76 Traveling the Trace - A Complete Tour Guide to the Historic Natchez Trace from Nashville to Natchez
Cathy; Summerlin, Vernon Summerlin
Thomas Nelson 1995 1558533400 / 9781558533400 Second Printing Paperback Fine 
Very clean unworn paperback book measuring approx. 7-1/2" x 10". No chipping, creasing or curling, as new condition. All pages are clean and bright, no names, writing or marks. Illustrated throughout with maps, black and white photographs, descriptions of all types of places along the way including trails, lodging, museums, restaurants, historical sites and more. 315 pages with index. 027025

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Mister Moses, Catto, Max
77 Mister Moses
Catto, Max
New York William Morrow 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean original jacket. Marbled green boards with yellow cloth spine, black lettering on spine. Hint of fading to board edges; very light dust soiling to spine. Binding is tight & square, no bumping or wear. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 218 pp. Clean dustjacket is price clipped, unchipped, tiny closed tear at upper rear spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A novel set in Africa, where a certain valley is soon to be flooded by the opening of a new dam--and where a District Officer is having his problems persuading the natives to leave their home for a tract of land set aside by the French government. Then Joe Moses arrives on the scene. A unique adventure ensues, as Mister Moses leads the natives on a forty-day trek through the jungle never for a moment without danger, excitement or hilarity. Made into a movie (1965) starring Robert Mitchum. 019317

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Lightest Africa, Chapman, F. Spencer
78 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

Price: 20.00 USD
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Letters from A Traveller, Chardin, Pierre Teilhard De
79 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
80 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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