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ACKROYD, PETER.
Venice. Pure City. (Signed).
London: Chatto & Windus, 2009. 9780701172855. 1st edition."We could have no better guide - reading Ackroyd's "Venice" is, in itself, a glorious journey to the ultimate city, glittering, evocative and forever fascinating." Pp.xii/403, frontispiece map + many colour and black & white illustrations, signed by the author to title page. Grey cloth, dustwrapper has paper wraparound slip with "Signed Copy" + small sticker "As seen on skyArts/2" to lower front. VG/VG.
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Catalogue: Travel: : Italy
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AGLE, WILLIAM C.
In the Footsteps of Pizarro; Or, a Yankee's Five Years Experience in the Klondike of South America.
Seattle, Washington: Published by The Homer M. Hill Co, (1903) . 0. First edition. A very good quarter leather binding. 8vo. 8.0" x5.5" x 1.0" . pp.365. Tan calf spine over grey textured boards. Spine with 4 raised bands, bright gilt decorated compartments and red leather title and author labels. Corners lightly bumped. Red silk marker ribbon. Bookplate to verso of the front board: "Ex Libris Charles Crofton-Atkins". Black & white oval portrait of William C. Agle, laid down to front free-endpaper. printed title-page with previous owner's ink stamp: "H. Y. Bright". Inked dedication to the top of Chapter I. : Henry Yates Wright, Very Respectfully. F. A. Elmore. 23/1/1906." Clean text and maps throughout. VG.
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Book number: 44766
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Keywords: 46261 Agle, William C. Footsteps of Pizarro; or, a Yankee's Five Years Experience in the Klondike of South America Charles Crofton-Atkins Travel

 
ALSTON WARING, P.
The Peacock Country. (Decorated by Vera Bock).
New York: The John Day Company, 1948. 0. 1st edition. "In India there is a bond between people and animals. During my long stay in that country I came to understand this fact and to wonder at it and to be delighted by it..These stories are the stories of the lives of animals woven into the lives of people." (Introduction). Pp.xii/100, inscribed by the author to front free endpaper ("For Doreen Osborn(?) In memory of a fine evening when we who had lived in India talked and talked of the land we loved. Your liking these stories is a special tribute. P.Alston Waring. 1949"), black and white illustrations by Vera Bock throughout with decorated margins. Cream cloth, gilt and green decorated title to front and spine, edges rubbed. G+.
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Book number: 35347
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Catalogue: Travel: : India
Keywords: Alston Waring Signed Peacock Country Vera Bock India Travel Animals Stories Mourbhanj Peacock State Orissa 35676 Travel: : India

 
ANDRONICOS, MANOLIS.
Delphi.
Athens: Ekdotike Athenon. SA. 1980. "Provides a visual record of the vastest mosaic complex that the Roman civilization handed down to prosterity." Pp. 80. Many col. illustrations. Unused museum postcard loosely inserted. P/b. 23.5cms.x 17cms. Illustrated cover. VG.
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Book number: 14405
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Catalogue: Travel: : Greece
Keywords: Andronicos Travel Greece Mosaic Delphi Archaeology Museum A8079 Travel: : Greece

 
ASHTON, JOHN. (EDITOR).
The Voiage and Travayle of Sir John Maundeville, Knight...
London: Pickering & Chatto, 1887. The Voiage and Travayle of Sir John Maundeville, Knight. Which Treateth if the Way Toward Hierusalem and of Marvayles of Inde with Other Ilands and Countreys, Edited, Annotated, and Illustrated in Facsimile. Pp.xxiv/289, many black & white illustrations throughout, decorated head and tailpieces, spotting to endpapers. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine, gilt illustration to front board, wear to top and tail of spine. G+.
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Book number: 45215
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Keywords: Ashton Voiage Travayle Sir John Maundeville Knight Hierusalem Marvayles Inde Travel Memoir Holy Land Levant Egypt Voyage 46387 Travel

 
AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (AA).
AA Essential Explorer, Germany.
Basingstoke, England: AA Publishing, 1995. "Essential Explorers are your perfect travelling companions - you'll get to know the real Germany - simple-to-use A-Z of what to see, travel facts etc and 38 full-colour maps". Pp.288, with colour illustrations. P/b with illustrated cover. G+.
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Book number: 13501
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ATCHISON, CHARLES C.
A Winter Cruise in Summer Seas. "How I Found" Health.
London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company Limited, 1891. Diary of a Two Months' Voyage in the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company's SS.Clyde, from Southampton, Through the Brazils, to Buenos Aires and Back, for £100. Profusely Illustrated with Photographs and Sketches by Walter W.Buckley. Pp.xxx/369/32(publisher's catalogue), vignette sketches and full page illustrations throughout, inkstamps of "Brazil Submarine Telegraph Co.Limited" to preliminary pages and to verso rear endpaper, a little light spotting, some cracking to internal hinges but holding. Dark blue cloth with gilt and white illustrated title to spine, gilt title to spine, slightly rubbed. G+.** "Mr. Atchison was compelled by failing health to take a holiday, and spent it—exactly two months in duration, he tells us, by journeying to South America. His route was Lisbon,' St. Vincent,' Pernambuco, 'Bahia, 'Rio de' Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and sundry other places in the Argentine and Uruguay, and so home. And this he did, it is interesting to learn, at the cost of £100.. Mr. Atchison has a good deal to say about himself, his fellow.passengers, and the places he visited. If he could only have purged his humour of a certain spice of profanity with which he seeks, it would seem, to give a flavour to it, his book would have been better than it is. As it is, it becomes now and then very distinctly offensive to any one with a reverent mind. The photographic illustrations are interesting, and the sketches by Mr. Walter B. Buckley very good."(Review in The Spectator, 1892).
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Book number: 43268
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Keywords: Atchison Winter Cruise Summer Seas How I Found Health Travel South America Royal Mail Steam Packet Ss Clyde Brazil Buenos Aires Southampton St Vincent Pernambuco Bahia Rio 44530 Travel: South America

 
AUBARBIER, JEAN-LUC. BINET, MICHEL AND BOUCHARD, JEAN-PIERRE.
Wonderful Quercy.
France: Editions Ouest. 1990. "A land full of marvels, of beauty, of admirable medieval villages, such St.Cirq Lapopie, Collonges, Turenne, Bruniquel, to name but a few; of towns like Figeac and St.Cere which have preserved their essential Gothic or Renaissance character". 26cms x 19cms. Pp 125, full of colour illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. VG.
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Book number: 25150
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BAKER, SIR SAMUEL.
The Albert N'Yanza Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources.
London: Macmillan and Co.Ltd, 1907. Re-issue. Exploration which suceeded "..in completing the Nile Sources by the discovery of the great reservoir of the equatorial waters, the Albert N'Yanza, from which the river issues as the entire White Nile." Pp.xxviii/499, colour map + 33 black & white engraved illustrations, spotting to endpapers and a few light marginal spots throughout. Dark green blind-stamped cloth with gilt title to front and spine, edges rubbed and bumps to corners. G+.
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Book number: 39832
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Catalogue: Travel: : Africa
Keywords: Samuel Baker Albert N'Yanza Great Basin Nile Explorations Nile Sources Africa Expedition Gondokoro Ellyria Natives Latooka Elephants Kisoona Kamrasi Black Rhinoceros Khartoum Illustrated 40807 Travel: : Africa

 
BARCLAY, JAMES.
A Stroll through Borneo.
London: The Travel Book Club, 1980. 1st ed. (This ed. by arrangement with Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.). An account of a journey through one of the last remaining wild spots in the world. Pp. 213, 12 b/w photos. Last page stuck to d/w. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w, slight chipping to edges. VG/G.
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Book number: 12474
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BARTH, JACK.
Roadside Elvis. The Complete State-by-State Travel Guide for Elvis Presley Fans.
Chicago:Contemporary Books, 1991. 0809239817. "This unique guide to the personal stomping grounds of the King is packed with insightful narrative and detailed descriptions of such destinations as Elvis's boyhood home in Tupelo, Mississippi; his favourite restaurants, hotels, and hangouts across America; on-site locations where the King made his movies; and the special private places where Elvis went to dream, hope, and pray." Pp.viii/184, occasional black & white photos. Paperback. VG.
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Keywords: Barth Roadside Elvis Travel Guide Elvis Presley Fans Graceland Tupelo Anniston Alabma Oahu Hawaii the King America Memorabilia Travel Usa 42908 Travel: : Usa

 
BATCHELLER, TRYPHOSA BATES (1876-1952) .
Italian Castles And Country Seats By Tryphosa Bates Batcheller.
London, New York, Bombay, And Calcutta: Longmans, Green and Co, 39 Paternoster Row, 1911 . 0. First Edition, signed by the author. A handsome copy. 9.75" x 6.75" x 1.75". 8vo. 87 Illustrations including frontispece photogravure, 3 other photogravures, and 2 color chromolithographs. pp.15/pp.512. Embossed green cloth with bright gilt rules, corners, and central heraldic shield. The boards are in very good condition with just light rubbing to edges and light bumping to corners. Deckled page edges. Top page edge gilt. Lovely green decorative endpapers. Neat dedication to Half-Title: "For Her Majesty Queen Alexandra of England with the respectful homage of Tryphosa Bates - Batcheller June 1913." Frontispiece of Queen Margherita with tissue guard. Text block is very good condition. All plates with titled tissue-guards. Colophon to verso of the tittle-page: "The Plimpton Press, [W.D.O.], Norwood, Mass, U.S.A." A lovely book with an interesting heritage. N.B: The plate facing p.474 is of: "T.M. King Edward VII And Queen Alexandra Of England During their visit to Palermo Sicily." ** "Tryphosa Bates-Batcheller (April 14, 1876–1952), born Tryphosa Duncan Bates, was an American socialite, club woman and concert singer. She is often mentioned in the same context as Florence Foster Jenkins: both are apt to be criticised as people who were publicly tolerated and even celebrated as singers due to their wealth and social position, despite a lack of talent.. Her wealth and social position seems to have papered over any doubts teachers, managers and critics had about the dismal quality of her actual singing, and she appeared in many private concerts and benefits, sometimes with the composer Jules Massenet accompanying her. Her wealth enabled her to appear on the cover of America's Musical Courier magazine twice, in 1904 and 1906. A relentless social climber who chased after aristocrats and royalty, Bates-Batcheller was hampered in this by her own Catholicism, and was thus prevented from assaulting the important Protestant court of England. Her aggressive pursuits in this area are chronicled in the four books of memoirs and one novel she had published (Glimpses of Italian court life; happy days in Italia Adorata, Doubleday, Page & company, New York 1906 ; Italian Castles and Country Seats, Longmans, Green & Co, New York 1911 ; Royal Spain of today, Longmans, Green & Co, New York 1913 ; France in sunshine and shadow, Brentano's, New York 1944).
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BELCHER, DIANA JOLLIFFE LADY [1805?-1890]
The Mutineers Of The Bounty And Their Descendants In Pitcairn And Norfolk Islands. By Lady Belcher. With Illustrations.
London : John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1870 . 0. First edition. In a very good original illustrated cloth binding. 7.75" x 5.25" x 1.5". 8vo. pp.10/[2pp.]/pp.420/[32pp. - Adverts]. Blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt decoration to the front board, and gilt titles to spine. Edges rubbed and bumped. Binding holding firm. Original black endpapers. Armorial bookplate to the verso of the front board: "Gerald Walter Erskine Loder." Inner hinges carefully strengthened. Illustrated with an engraved frontis, 6 full-page engravings and one map. There is also a small sepia photo laid down to the verso of the title-page. Note to back of the photo states: "Taken By Frances Dugdale - Pitcairn Island Aug 1927." Toning to free-endpapers. Foxing to the title-page, proceeding leaf, and last 4 leaves of adverts at the rear. Otherwise clean English text throughout. VG. ** "Gerald Walter Erskine Loder, 1st Baron Wakehurst, JP DL LLB (25 October 1861 – 30 April 1936) was a British barrister, businessman and Conservative politician. He is best remembered for developing the gardens at Wakehurst Place, Sussex.
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BENTLEY, JAMES.
Umbria. Illustration by Joy FitzSimmons.
London: Aurum Press Ltd, 1989. 1st ed. Illustrated with colour photographs, presents an all-embracing picture of the region's history, religion, culture and gastronomy, providing the essential guide for the independent traveller and Italophile. Pp. 11/180, 10 col. photos, + 1 map. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w. VG/G+.
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Book number: 11609
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BERTRAM, ANTHONY.
Pavements and Peaks. Impressions of Travel in Germany and Austria.
London: Chapman & Hall Ltd, 1936. Reissued in Nomad Travel Books in 1936. Pp.263, 17 b/w plates in book. Black cloth, glit title to spine, slightly sunned spine. VG.
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BIRCH, LIONEL. (EDITOR).
Europe for the Air Traveller.
London: Newman Neame, nd(1960). Information for the air traveller in Europe in association with British European Airways. Pp.192, b/w photos + maps. Cream cloth, d/w rubbed and edges chipped. VG/G+.
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Book number: 32783
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BLUNT, WILFRID.
Pietro's Pilgrimage. A Journey to India and Back at the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century. (Signed).
London: James Barrie, 1953. 1st edition. "Pietro Della Valle was in the East for some twelve years. He knew Constantinople well in the sunset of its glory; he visited Cairo, Jerusalem, Damascus, Aleppo and Baghdad; he explored Ctesiphon and Babylon; he spent seven years in Persia during the splendid reign of Shah Abbas, whom he knew personally; and he visited parts of India reached by few other travellers of his day..Wilfrid Blunt has reduced the complete tale - amounting to nearly a million words - to the minimum. His immense research has produced a scholarly and fascinating book." Pp.xii/320, portrait frontispiece + 29 further black & white illustrations + 1 map, inscribed "For Muffet, with love and gratitude once more for all your help from Wilfrid. Dec.4. 1953" to front free endpaper, newspaer review cutting loosely enclosed. Black cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear with some small losses. VG/G+.** "Muffet" refers to Mary 'Muffet' Harrison (wife of Arthur Harrison of Marlborough school) who worked with Wilfrid on his 1950 book 'The Art of Botanical Illustration'.** Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt (1901–1987) was an art teacher, author, artist and curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey (1959–83). He was educated at Marlborough College (scholar), Worcester College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art. He taught art at Haileybury College (1923–37) and Eton College (1937–59) and helped to start a revolution in the hand-writing of British school-children, using the 15th-century Italian Cancellaresca ("Chancery") script as a basis. Wilfrid Blunt was the brother of the Art historian and Soviet spy, Anthony Blunt.
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Book number: 43495
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Keywords: Blunt Signed Muffet Harrison Pietros Pilgrimage Journey India Constantinople Cairo Jerusalem Damascus Aleppo Baghdad Ctesiphon Babylon Persia Shah Abbas 17th Century Travel Viaggi 44756 Travel

 
BLUNT, WILFRID.
Sebastiano.
London: James Barrie, 1956. 1st edition. The Adventures of an Italian Priest Sebastiano Locatelli During His Journey from Bologna to Paris and Back 1664-1665. "Locatelli (who with his neuralgic headaches and his chronic constipation is not the stuff of which heroes are made) set out from Bologna and, by way of Lyons, went to Paris. Though a priest, he permitted himself a great deal of flirtation and plenty of good living.." Pp.xiv/296, black & white frontispiece + 29 further black & white plates + map, inscribed slip which states: - as from British Embassy Tehran, Iran. "Muffet, with IMMENSE gratitude for all the untold help that you have given me with Sebastiano. Love Wilfrid" pasted to title page, maps to endpapers, spotting to preliminary pages including title page. Red cloth, dustwrapper has edge wear with small losses but is in a clear protective wrap. G+/Good.** "Muffet" refers to Muffet Harrison (wife of Arthur Harrison of Marlborough school) who worked with Wilfrid on his 1950 book 'The Art of Botanical Illustration'.** Wilfrid Jasper Walter Blunt (1901–1987) was an art teacher, author, artist and curator of the Watts Gallery at Compton, Surrey (1959–83). He was educated at Marlborough College (scholar), Worcester College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Art. He taught art at Haileybury College (1923–37) and Eton College (1937–59) and helped to start a revolution in the hand-writing of British school-children, using the 15th-century Italian Cancellaresca ("Chancery") script as a basis. Wilfrid Blunt was the brother of the Art historian and Soviet spy, Anthony Blunt.
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Book number: 43492
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Keywords: Wilfrid Blunt Signed Muffet Harrison Sebastiano Locatelli Bologna Paris Travel 44753 Travel

 
BOAC.
Travellers Digest. BOAC Guide to Six Continents.
London: BOAC, 1969. "Written by travellers for travellers. It contains the product of personal experience and observation." Pp, 368, many illustrations, name to fep. P/b, some creasing to covers, illustrated cover. G.
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BURCH, OLIVER.
The Infidel Sea. Travels in North Cyprus.
Southampton: Asford, Buchan & Enright, 1990. 1st ed. "The Infidel Sea is one man's experience of this enigmatic land, presented with honesty and humour, and is an ideal companion for both the interested holidaymaker and armchair traveller." Pp. 8/274/1 (ad), illustration to title page, 15 photographs, 6 line drawings, inscrip. to fep. Grey cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. G+/G+.
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Book number: 23729
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BUXTON, MARIA.
Antarctic Diary. A letter to her family by Maria Buxton.
Lavenham: Terence Dalton Limited, 1983. 086138024X. 1st edition. "Maria Buxton saw the Falklands and South Georgia as they were before the Argentine invasion when she took passage in the ice patrol ship H.M.S. Endurance to visit the Antarctic and later her daughter Cindy in South Georgia. Her day-to-day account of the voyage, illustrated with pictures taken by herself, by Cindy, and by a professional photographer, Bob Mahoney, portrays a region and a way of life that are facing great changes." Pp.x/78, black & white and colour photographs throughout, maps to endpapers. White cloth, dustwrapper has minor edge wear. VG/VG.
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CHAMBERLAIN, SAMUEL, & BEACH, STEWART.
New England in Color. Profiles of America.
London: Thornton Cox, 1979. 1st ed. A Collection of Colour Photographs by Samuel Chamberlain, with an Introductory Text and Notes on the Illustrations by Stewart Beach. Pp. 95, 32 coloured photos. Green cloth, photo illustrated d/w. F/F. 9.13 cms. x 7.5cms.
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CLYNE, DOUGLAS.
Your Guide to Portugal.
London: Alvin Redman Ltd, 1965. 1st ed. A comprehensive general guide to Portugal. Pp. 323, 32 b/w illustrations + 1 street guide to Lisbon & 1 folded map to rear. Dark blue cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w with small chipping. VG/G+.
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COFFEE, FRANK (1852-18290
Forty Years On The Pacific. The Lure Of The Great Ocean. A Book Of Reference For The Traveller And Pleasure For The Stay-At-Home. Compiled By Frank Coffee.
New York ; Sydney; San Francisco : Oceanic Publishing Company, A. M. Robertson, [1920] . 0. Signed first edition with a dedication to Charlotte Cameron OBE. A very good tight binding. pp.10/pp.375, with 9 maps and 51 pages of black & white pictures (including the frontispiece of the author driving a team of huskies in Alaska). Original blue cloth covered boards with bright titles to both spine and front board. Edges lightly rubbed and bumped. Dedication in brown ink to front free-endpaper: "To Mrs. Charlotte Cameron O.B.E. with a welcome to the land beneath the Southern Cross from the author Frank Coffee April 21, 1921." There is also a second owner's name to the same page: "Andrew Wise 1948". Light soiling to endpapers, otherwise clean English text and illustrations throughout. Green 'Erratta' slip inserted before p.vii. A few leaves with creased corners or small edge tears. Still a verY good book with an interesting provenance. **Charlotte Cameron O.B.E was one of the world's most travelled women. In 1913, she was elected to the fellowship of the Royal Geographical Society. Charlotte Wales Almy (1869-1946). Charlotte Wales Almy was born on April 14, 1869, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, the child of Jacob and Frances Jane. She married Auguste Ernest Geoge Jacquemard De Landresse in April 1901, and divorced him 1905. She later married Major Frederick Cameron. She died on December 9, 1946, at the age of 77." - See Wikipedia . *** Frank Coffee, (1852-1929) Born at the village of Warsaw, in New York State. He began his career as a journalist with the New York Herald and subsequently worked for several other American newspapers. He developed a passion for travel and his experiences became a theme of his writing. Frank Coffee moved to Sydney in 1881, leaving behind his journalism career for business. He established the Oceanic Publishing Company in Sydney, Australia. He was one of the first members of the Circumnavigators Club of New York. Frank Coffee never lost a flair for writing. He decided to set down impressions of ocean travel, places he visited and interesting sidelight of life that came to his attention. His initial writing was a series of letters to friends, followed by a number of newspaper interviews. Finally his autobiographical book, Forty Years on the Pacific: The Lure of the Great Ocean, was first published in the autumn of 1920 by the Oceanic Publishing Company and A. M. Robertson, Stockton Street, San Francisco, CAL. (evidently a US branch of his Sydney publishing venture). There were a number of errors in the first edition, so the second edition of 1925 corrected these and incorporated additional information. He is best remembered for this work, which has considerable literary merit and is a recognised work of reference. Coffee compares himself to Mark Twain who turned from publishing to authorship, Coffee states 'I am a publisher venturing to become an author'.. Frank Coffee died on 17 March 1929 aged 77 years. A requiem mass was celebrated at St Marys Cathedral, Sydney two days later and he was interred in South Head Cemetery that day." - See: Terry Fogarty and Joan Antarakis Willoughby District Historical Society.
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COOPER, GORDON.
The Mountain and Lakeside Resorts of Europe.
London: Cassell, 1961. 1st ed. Will be welcomed by all holiday makers planning a Continental holiday away from the coastal resorts. Pp. 11/272, 49 b/w illustns, + 6 maps. Slight spotting to fep. Illustd. laminated boards with clear film to spine. G.
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