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  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. An Account of Travels in the Interior including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikkô. Popular Edition by Bird, Isabella L. (1831-1904)
    Bird, Isabella L. (1831-1904)
    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. An Account of Travels in the Interior including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikkô. Popular Edition

    London: 1907. Second printing of the Popular Edition (first was Murray, 2 volumes, 1880). pp xxiv, 336; 40 illustrations, index. Full polished calf prize binding of Norwich School, with gilt-tooled arms on the covers, spine with raised bands, label, elaborate gilt decoration, marbled endpapers and page edges. Foxing to early and late leaves, minor rubbing to joints and spine ends, else a fine copy, hinges not cracked. A nice copy of this travel classic, one of the best books of this intrepid Lady Traveler. She set out alone in 1878 to explore the interior of Japan, then little known to westerners, especially the "hairy Ainu" of Hokkaido. ; Small octavo

    Book ID: 51516
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  • MATTHIESSEN, Peter
    UNDER THE MOUNTAIN WALL. A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Viking, 1962. Second state (book club). Black cloth, endpaper maps. xvi, 256, xvi-xxxii (photo credits and index) pp. Main body of text printed on pale green paper. Photo plates inserted. A fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has mild rubbing to spine folds and front flap fold, 1 cm tear to front panel, VG otherwise, no chips, flap price intact. The author's experiences in 1961 among a stone age people while with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea. This copy has the second grouping of plates placed between pp 160-61 instead of at the end where the author intended and in fact insisted they be in order not to interrupt his narrative. Such copies were…

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    New York: Viking, 1962. Second state (book club). Black cloth, endpaper maps. xvi, 256, xvi-xxxii (photo credits and index) pp. Main body of text printed on pale green paper. Photo plates inserted. A fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has mild rubbing to spine folds and front flap fold, 1 cm tear to front panel, VG otherwise, no chips, flap price intact. The author's experiences in 1961 among a stone age people while with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea. This copy has the second grouping of plates placed between pp 160-61 instead of at the end where the author intended and in fact insisted they be in order not to interrupt his narrative. Such copies were the first bound, but the publisher caught the error before publication and sold almost all of those copies off to a book club and then corrected the placement for their own trade issue. The book club cancelled the contents leaf and supplied a new one (attached to the stub) which locates the plates in the place that they actually appear in the book, making a 2nd state of the first printing (the first published trade edition is actually the 2nd printing). Copies with the plates in the wrong place and with the contents leaf integral and incorrectly locating the plates are of the first state - quite rare as very few got out. At the bottom of the new contents leaf are the words "Book Club Edition", an unusual place for such a designation, and the only place on the book or jacket that phrase appears. The jacket is not a book club jacket, but the regular trade jacket. Obviously, the edition size of this book club issue is not the large number of the typical book club edition.

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    Book ID: 21924
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  • ALLOM, (T.) (Thomas Allom, 1804-72)
    VIEWS OF THE TYROL, from Drawings by T. Allom, after Original Sketches by Joanna V. Isser Geb. Brossrubatscher, with Letterpress Descriptions by a Companion of Hofer [i.e., Josef, Freiherr von Hormayr].

    London: Black & Armstrong, no date [1836?]. Octavo, contemporary green leather, decorative borders to covers, "Tyrol" in gilt to spine, all edges gilt, yellow endpapers. [2], 128, [2, blank] pp. Engraved title and 45 steel-engraved plates inserted, all with tissue guards, 1 folding map at rear (all plates present). Spine rubbed at joints, tips, with short splits to top and bottom of front joint, small chip to foot of spine; rubbing to edges of covers; some foxing to plates (mainly to margins) and tissue guards, though a few plates have substantial foxing to the image as well; "E" gilt stamped to foot of spine; else a VG tight copy, no previous owner marks, inner hinges not cracked.

    Book ID: 15058
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  • BANKS, Russell
    VOYAGER: travel writings (inscribed)

    Edition: First paper edition

    New York: Ecco / HarperCollins, 2017. Inscribed by Author; Glossy card covers. Inscribed by the author to a noted Canadian writer, an old friend who was with him in his Chapel Hill days. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 52996
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  • MEAR, Roger and Rober Swan
    WALK TO THE POLE. To the Heart of Antarctica in the Footsteps of Scott. With Research and Additional Material by Lindsay Fulcher.

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Crown, 1987. Tall octavo, black boards, endpaper maps. (xiv), 306 pp. Colour and black & white photos throughout. Fine in very nealry fine jacket, no owner names. Story of these British explorers who in 1985 walked 883 miles to the south pole, following Robert Falcon Scott's 1912 route. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. 0517566117

    Book ID: 18563
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  • WESTVIKING. The Ancient Norse in Greenland and North America. Maps and Drawings by Claire Wheeler. by MOWAT, Farley
    MOWAT, Farley
    WESTVIKING. The Ancient Norse in Greenland and North America. Maps and Drawings by Claire Wheeler.

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1965. Black cloth, endpaper maps, maps in text. Fine copy. Jacket has soft crease at head of faintly yellowed spine, and a crease across the extreme foot of spine, else fine. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR (simple signature, no inscription). 1.2 kg parcel. ; Octavo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 55545
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  • WAUGH, Evelyn
    WHEN THE GOING WAS GOOD

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Montreal & Alburg, VT: Reprint Society of Canada, 1949. Small octavo, green cloth, spine label, colour frontispiece portrait. Yellowing to page edges, light endpaper yellowing, spine faintly darkened, amall soft bump to one outer corner, else fine, no owner names. Thin orange jacket has chips to ends of darkened spine, yellowing and spotting to rear panel, just good. A selection from his four travel books.

    Book ID: 41588
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  • WAUGH, Evelyn
    WHEN THE GOING WAS GOOD

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Montreal & Alburg, VT: Reprint Society of Canada, 1949. Small octavo, green cloth, spine label, colour frontispiece portrait. Light foxing to front endpapers, with rubber stamp on front pastedown hidden by jacket flap; light yellowing to page edges; partial cracks to inner hinges but quite firm, soft corner creases to first few leaves, VG otherwise, Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced. [Please purchase a license if using black top page edges not faded. Thin orange jacket has some chips to spine and lower inner corner of front panel but no lettering lost; good. A selection from his four travel books. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

    Book ID: 41595
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  • WHITE SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS. Illustrated with Scenes from the Photoplay. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture by O'BRIEN, Frederick
    O'BRIEN, Frederick
    WHITE SHADOWS IN THE SOUTH SEAS. Illustrated with Scenes from the Photoplay. A Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Picture

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c1919 (for 1928). Reprint from plates of the 1919 Century edition. Photoplay edition. Octavo, red linen grain cloth lettered in black. pp xii, 450, (2, ads) + frontispiece and three double-sided plates of stills from the 1928 MGM film starring Monte Blue and Raquel Torres. Long Jan., 1933, ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, else a fine copy. Dust jacket (colourful front panel art by Skrenda) has small chips and rubbing to tips of slightly tanned spine; rubbing and small holes to spine folds; nicks to edges of panels; front flap fold has a short tear and some rubbing; pencil drawing of palms covers the rear pastedown; else a VG copy, the front…

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    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, c1919 (for 1928). Reprint from plates of the 1919 Century edition. Photoplay edition. Octavo, red linen grain cloth lettered in black. pp xii, 450, (2, ads) + frontispiece and three double-sided plates of stills from the 1928 MGM film starring Monte Blue and Raquel Torres. Long Jan., 1933, ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, else a fine copy. Dust jacket (colourful front panel art by Skrenda) has small chips and rubbing to tips of slightly tanned spine; rubbing and small holes to spine folds; nicks to edges of panels; front flap fold has a short tear and some rubbing; pencil drawing of palms covers the rear pastedown; else a VG copy, the front panel showing well. This was MGM's first sound picture, and the first to use the famous lion logo. "A record of one happy year spent by the author among the simple friendly cannibals of Atuona valley, in those marvelous islands, the Marquesas."

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    Book ID: 31096
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  • MacGREGOR, Alasdair Alpin
    WILD DRUMALBAIN, or, The Road to Maggernie and Glen Coe

    Edition: First Edition

    Chambers: London & Edinburgh, no date (1927). Dark blue boards gilt, dark grey endpapers. pp xvi, (344), (8, ads) + 40 photo plates. Tidy ink owner name to verso of front free endpaper, ink name and rubber stamp to half-title page, else fine and bright. The white dust jacket has a few small chips and nicks, VG+ otherwise, clean, flap price intact. Nice copy of this travelogue about the Scottish Highlands.; Octavo

    Book ID: 30103
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  • NORRIS, Gerald, editor and introduction
    WILLIAM DAMPIER: buccaneer explorer

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: Folio Society, 1994. Mustard illustrated cloth. pp xxii, 268 + 14 plates. Endpaper maps. Fine in fine slipcase. ; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 54140
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  • DAVID, Andrew, editor
    WILLIAM ROBERT BROUGHTON'S VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH PACIFIC 1795-1798. With an Introduction by Barry Gough

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Ashgate, for The Hakluyt Society, 2010. Blue cloth. pp lxxxii, 315. Index. 12 maps and 9 figures. Errata sheet tipped in at p lxx. Series III, Volume 22. Fine in fine jacket. Survey of the east coast of Asia. 1.5 kg parcel; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 51642
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