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Elephants Arrive at Half-past Five, Chase, Ilka
81 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

Price: 50.00 USD
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Fresh From the Laundry, Chase, Ilka
82 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
83 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

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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
84 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.
85 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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Have Mother, Will Travel - A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World, Claire; Fontaine, Mia Fontaine
86 Have Mother, Will Travel - A Mother and Daughter Discover Themselves, Each Other, and the World
Claire; Fontaine, Mia Fontaine
New York William Morrow 2012 0061688398 / 9780061688393 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition, gift quality. Clean green boards with yellow spine, black lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 309 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unworn - no chips, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A mother, a daughter, and a life-changing adventure around the world! A testament to the power and beauty of the mother-daughter relationship, one that illuminates possibilities for our own lives. 026785

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The Puma's Claw, Clark, Simon
87 The Puma's Claw
Clark, Simon
Boston/Toronto Little Brown 1959 First Hard Cover Very Good Fair Jacket 
Orange cloth boards have light soiling, no bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. No names, writing or bookplates. 223 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, but has large chips. Story of the seven young men who climbed Pumasillo or "the Puma's Claw" in the Andes of Peru in 1957. 8vo. Mountaineering. 012080

Price: 12.00 USD
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Alaska Challenge, Clarke, Tom E.
88 Alaska Challenge
Clarke, Tom E.
New York Lothrop, Lee and Shepard 1959 Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean book in illustrated dust jacket designed by Kurt Werth. Clean green cloth boards with stamped black lettering on 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 endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 222 pages. Clean bright illustrated jacket has a few tiny chips at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An action and adventure novel for young people, set in Alaska during the summertime. It had started out to be a miserable summer for Jerry Nelson--with his father in the hospital recovering from an auto accident and his mother so worried about him--and about finances, too. And Jerry only adding to her worries! At least that was the way it looked the night he was picked up in a car driven by a hot-rodding friend and escorted home by the police. And then the embarrassment of finding his Uncle Ed there in the living room with his mother - well, that was the end! Humiliated and resentful, Jerry doesn't even realize that his luck has turned. And when his uncle offers to take him along to Alaska with the promise of a job for the summer working his gold claim, he accepts reluctantly, and though he is the one doing the favor! 026347

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This Reckless Breed of Men: The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest, Cleland, Robert Glass
89 This Reckless Breed of Men: The Trappers and Fur Traders of the Southwest
Cleland, Robert Glass
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1963 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Near FIne Fair Jacket 
Very clean blue ribbed cloth boards with blind-stamped illustration and author's initials on cover, gold 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. 361 pgs. + index. Illustrated with photographs, maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, but has chips and closed tear (2"). Also, this dustjacket when printed did not get the full course of black ink--print on inside flap is very faint, black print on front panel has faint areas. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Americana. 005693

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Gazella, Cloete, Stuart
90 Gazella
Cloete, Stuart
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1958 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page, in unclipped original jacket. Clean unfaded blue/black marbled boards with clean black spine, blue lettering on spine. Very tiny bump to lower corner of front board near spine, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean top-stained page edges. No names, writing or bookplates, very faint offset (shadow) to front endpapers from newspaper clipping). 275 pgs. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, slight wear to corners and one 1/4" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A fast-moving story set in Africa, of four strangely assorted people in the forced intimacy ofthe bush, and ofthe elephant Chimboro whose living body was believed to contain the spirits of all the great chiefs of the Zulu and Matabele nations. 018469

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The African Giant: The Story of a Journey, Cloete, Stuart
91 The African Giant: The Story of a Journey
Cloete, Stuart
London Collins 1956 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Very clean red cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on spine. No fraying, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (illustrated with maps); no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black & white photographs & maps. 448 pgs. with index. Dustjacket has small corner price clip at lower front inside flap edge, a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears, clean except for faint shallow water mark to upper spine corner of rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Africa. 015139

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West with the Sun, Cloete, Stuart
92 West with the Sun
Cloete, Stuart
Garden City Doubleday & Co. 1962 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. Mere hint of slight surface wear at base spine corners, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright, with clean endpapers (illustrated with maps). No names, writing or marks. 381 pgs. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears; some light rubbing. Photo of author and his wife on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The story of a journey around the world--the slow way by freighter through the Canal west to the Orient and still west toward home. A story of wild seas, beautiful women, exotic plants, birds and butterflies; of beauty and starvation side by side. 8vo. Adventure. 015654

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Everest - Mountain Without Mercy, Coburn, Broughton
93 Everest - Mountain Without Mercy
Coburn, Broughton
National Geographic Society 1997 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket Signed
Beautifully clean book and dust jacket, SIGNED by one of the climber's featured in the book. Large book - size approx. 9-1/2" x 12". Very clean, unfaded dark blue cloth boards with white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers - no previous owner markings. Introduction by Tim Cahill. Signed "Araceli" with a small drawing on page 32 next to Araceli Segarra's photo; again signed "Araceli" with a mountain drawing on page 233 next to her photograph. Beautifully illustrated with spectacular Imax camera images from the motion picture, "Everest." Afterword by David Breashears. 256 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Some additional Everest ephemera laid in. It took 2 years to perfect the specially modified IMAX camera and the team of photographers, filmmakers, scientists, and climbers who would work together to get it to the summit of Mt. Everest. It took two monthsto acclimate to the thin air and prepare for the final assault on the Death Zone--a region so high that without acclimatization, humans die within minutes. It took barely two terrifying days for the mountain to claim eight lives and turn the Everest Film Expedition team led by world-class mountaineer and award-winning filmmaker David Breashears, into eyewitnesses--and lifesavers--caught up in a tragedy that made headlines around the world. Here is a stunning portrait of the most majestic mountain on earth and a riveting firsthand account of the men and women who dare to challenge it. 026246

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Loneliness and Time - The Story of British Travel Writing, Cocker, Mark
94 Loneliness and Time - The Story of British Travel Writing
Cocker, Mark
New York Pantheon 1993 0679422420 / 9780679422426 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in as new condition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Beige boards with beige cloth spine, blue lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 294 pages with index. Clean crisp dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024213

Price: 18.00 USD
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Across the Spanish Main - A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess, Collingwood, Harry
95 Across the Spanish Main - A Tale of the Sea in the Days of Queen Bess
Collingwood, Harry
London Blackie & Son Ltd. 1930 Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket William Rainey, Illustrator 
No date (circa 1930) Very clean decorated red cloth boards with gold lettering, green, blue and black decoration on cover and spine. No fraying, hint of very light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner inscription beautifully penned on blank fly leaf -- small previous owner name neatly stamped on olive green front and rear fixed endpapers. Six black and white illustrations by William Rainey. 351 pp. 019951

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The Grand Peregrination, Collis, Maurice
96 The Grand Peregrination
Collis, Maurice
London Faber and Faber 1949 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with black title box and illustration, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, with some light foxing to endpapers. Yellow top stained page edges. 313 pgs. with index. Clean dustjacket is price clipped (slightest edge of price showing), has several short closed edge tears, tiny chips and wear at top of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. This book is the first biography in any language of Fernao Mendes Pinto, the most extraordinary of all Portuguese adventurers. He travelled all over Asia in the middle of the sixteenth century, and had returned home before Drake, Raleigh, and the rest of the great Elizabethans were out of their cradles; and his travels were far more extensive than theirs. 013613

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Samadhi, Comfort, Will Levington
97 Samadhi
Comfort, Will Levington
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1927 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean and solid book in lovely unclipped jacket. Copyright 1927 with no additional printings listed, no date on title page. Clean unfaded orange cloth boards with black lettering and elephant head on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Endpapers are clean with tasteful previous owner book plate on front free endpaper; no other marks. 310 pgs. Clean beautifully illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.50 on front inside flap), two tiny chips at upper spine edge, hint of age toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A romantic adventure set in the northern hills of India. 017854

Price: 40.00 USD
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98 Savages
Conran, Shirley
Simon & Schuster 1987 0-671-64390-8 / 9780671643904 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
587 pgs. Fine in Fine DJ Clean black boards with green cloth spine, red lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates inside. Maps on endpapers. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped and is unchipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. First Edition. 003576

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Baronet Rag Picker - A Story of Love and Adventure, Coom, Charles S.
99 The Baronet Rag Picker - A Story of Love and Adventure
Coom, Charles S.
New York C. M. Clark 1905 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket C. H. Richert, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Dark green cloth boards with light green, yellow and black decoration on cover, yellow lettering on cover, gold lettering on spine. Very small spot of faint soiling to front cover, hint of surface wear to corners. Binding is tight & square. Pages and edges are clean (light foxing to a few pages), with clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Ten full-page illustrations, with color frontispiece, by C. H. Richert. 261 pages. 021660

Price: 35.00 USD
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Shangri-La: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon, Cooney, Eleanor and Daniel Altieri
100 Shangri-La: The Return to the World of Lost Horizon
Cooney, Eleanor and Daniel Altieri
New York William Morrow 1996 0-688-12872-6 / 9780688128722 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Fine Jacket 
Very clean yellow boards with metallic lettering on spine. Slight bumping to corners at foot of spine. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 324 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A tale of passion and suspense, Shangri-La is a stunning recreation of a legendary place, and a worthy successor to the James Hilton classic. 8vo. Fiction. 012676

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