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China for Women : Travel and Culture
North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Spinifex Press. 1995, First Thus. (ISBN: 187555940x) Softcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xv, + 357pp. b/white halftone photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Small, light stain to corner of half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. Developed from 'China der Frauen' 1989, Frauenoffensive Verlag, Germany. "Perfect for the tourist or the armchair traveller . brings to life the complex culture and history of the world's most populous nation. The second volume in a series, this guide uniquely bridges China's past and present. Historical essays and personal narratives focus on such topics as foot-binding and the emancipation of women, as well as the new discovery of a 'women's language'. " Contents include: Publisher's Note, Part 1/ History and Politics. Part 2/ Contemporary Life. Part 3/ Women Today. Part 4/ Landscapes and Cityscapes. Book weight approx. 455g. Very Good +.
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Book number: 007113
AUD 19.95 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 US$ 14.13 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1554]
Keywords: Travel, Tourism, China, Culture, Guidebooks for Women Social History 187555940x

 
Paris, Versailles, 237 Photos (English Edition)
Seine, France, Editions Leconte. 1998. (ISBN: 2843890195) Softcover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 112pp. colour photographic illustrations throughout, plus two-page colour map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. Contents include: From Lutetia to Today, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palais de Justice, Sainte Chapelle, La Conciergerie, Tour Saint-Jacques, Palais Royal, Louvre, Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Madeleine, Hotel de Ville, Place de Turtre, and much more . Book weight approx. 540g. Very Good +.
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Book number: 007906
AUD 17.60 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.46 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1371]
Keywords: Travel, Paris, France, Versailles, Travel Guide, Pictorial Souvenir 2843890195

 
A Salute to Western Australia
Perth, W.A. Australia, Western Australian Newspapers Ltd. (in Association with The Weldon-Hardie Group). 1986, First Edition. (ISBN: 090969933x) Hardcover and Dustjacket, Folio. 280pp. small section of sepia historic photographic illustrations, plus stunning colour photographic illustrations throughout, including fold-outs. Book clean, square. Faux-leather spine firm. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged blue boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket mildly sunned on spine and a thin, short strip of upper front panel, minimally scuffed. "In this book a group of the world's leading photographers have together captured the spirit that is Western Australia, from the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Perth to the isolation of remote outback settlements. They have captured, too, the natural beauty of Western Australia, a beauty that emerges from the harshness of its ancient mountain ranges, the grandeur of its coastline and the softer contours of its farmland." Book weight approx. 2.2 KG. Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Very Good +/Very Good.
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Book number: 010236
AUD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 15.58 | £UK 12 | JP¥ 1714]
Keywords: America's Cup Races, History, Western Australia, History, Description and Travel Photography/Film Making Australiana 090969933x

 
Surfing the Chain of Fire : In Search of a Lost Dream
Mona Vale, NSW, Australia, Australian Surfing World. 1986, First Edition. (ISBN: 0959094512) Hardcover and Dustjacket, Folio. 119. (5) pp. stunning colour art, and colour and b/white photographic illustrations, throughout. Photography by Bruce Channon and Hugh McLeod ; design, art and direction, Hugh McLeod ; accompanying essay, Terry Fitzgerald ; photoediting and captions, Hugh McLeod and Bruce Channon. Book clean, square, Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Gilt title and illustrations to front panel of teal cloth boards, which have two small watermarks to rear panel. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket has a short, closed tear to rear upper spine fold, a short, closed tear to front and rear lower flap folds, a degree of sunning to spine, soft edge-creasing and minor scuffing. "The geological phenomena known as the 'Chain of Fire' consists of a ring of volcanic peaks encircling that most romantic of oceans, the Pacific. These islands are well known for their beauty but only a few are famous for their waves . The plan was to meet up with a group of outstanding young Australian surfers in Hawaii and head off in search of that tropical island paradise . " Book weight approx. 1.35 KG. Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Very Good +/Good.
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Book number: 010112
AUD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 US$ 17.71 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1948]
Keywords: Surfing, Surfers, Sport, Hawaii, Islands of the Pacific, Chain of Fire, Pictorial Works Sports & Outdoor Recreation 0959094512

 
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A Travellers' Guide to Cape Country: Tasmania's Beautiful North-West
Tasmania, Australia, Cape Country Division, Tasmanian Tourist Council. First Edition. (ISBN: 0959365508) Softcover (Staplebound), 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. No publication date (c. 1982). 52pp. colour and b/white halftone illustrations and maps throughout. Saddle-stitch staplebound. Clean staples firm. Pages unmarked. Printed limp wrapper lightly soiled and bumped. With colour plate photography by David Robinson, this travel guide to the Cape Country of Tasmania's north-west includes: Prelims. Intro. Stats. Distances, Pictorials on: Smithton, Stanley, Wynyard, and Burnie, Guide to Trips, Boat Harbour Beach Pictorial, Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Very Good.
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Book number: 005388
AUD 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 9.21 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 1013]
Keywords: Travel, Australia, Tasmania (North-West) Tasmania Guide Book, , Travel and Exploration Australian Local History 0959365508

 
AALAND, MIKKEL
The Sword of Heaven: A Five Continent Odyssey to Save the World
San Francisco, CA, Travelers Tales. 1999, First Edition, 1st Impression. (ISBN: 1885211449) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xiii, + 262pp. small, b/white, chapter-heading, photographic illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominal bump on heel. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn. A spiritual odyssey of a man's attempt to bring peace to the world by placing pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Inspired by a mysterious Shinto priest, he travelled from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, facing fears of war and destruction, encountering Shinto religion, and learning to face life with an open heart.. Book weight approx. 580g. Near Fine/Very Good +.
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Book number: 005070
AUD 14.95 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.59 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1165]
Keywords: Spirituality, Travel, Eastern Religion, Shinto, Aaland, Mikkel, 1952- Religion/Spirituality/Inspiration 1885211449

 
ALLEN, BOB
Escape to the Dales : 45 Walks in and Around the Yorkshire Dales
Mermaid Books. 1996, Revised, Second Impression. (ISBN: 0718135105) Softcover (Oblong), 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 208pp. colour photographic illustrations, and black/red/white maps, throughout. Oblong, landscape format. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name to half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to front panel, nominal scuffs. " . a choice of the best walks which lie within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and also the Howgill Fells and Nidderdale . The author's lively text includes visits to old lead mines, caves, and a Knights Templar chapel; he provides vital information ranging from all-important compass bearings to where to find restorative cups of tea . " Contents include: Introduction, Glossary, 4 'parts', Index. Book weight approx. 565g. Very Good.
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Book number: 008257
AUD 17.60 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 12.46 | £UK 9.5 | JP¥ 1371]
Keywords: Travel, Yorksire, Walks, Yorkshire Dales, England, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Howgill Fells and Nidderdale. 0718135105

 
ALLEN, RICHARD SANDERS
Shimmering Spokes : One Australian's 16,000 Km Odyssey. (Signed Copy)
New South Wales, Australia, New Holland Books. 1999, First Edition. (ISBN: 1864365218) Softcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 346pp. plus 2 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to title page, otherwise leaves clean, albeit with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Inspired by the death of his mother to breast cancer, Richard Allen made an extraordinary decision - to cycle around Australia to raise funds for cancer research . this is Richard's personal chronicle of his experiences, the people he encountered and the obstacles he overcame during his colourful and arduous journey. Cycling up to 230km a day, Richard not only came to terms with the death of his mother but battled headwinds, road-trains, snakes, scorpions and locusts through outback Queensland, the rugged Top End, the spectacular Kimberleys, the West Australian Coast and the searing heat of the Nullabor . " Book weight approx. 440g. Very Good +. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 008512
AUD 26.40 [Appr.: EURO 16.75 US$ 18.7 | £UK 14.25 | JP¥ 2057]
Keywords: Journeys, Bicycle Touring, Fundraising, Description and Travel, Signed Books, Cycling Sports & Outdoor Recreation Signed Books 1864365218

 
APPLETON, RICHARD AND BARBARA (COMPILED AND WRITTEN BY)
The Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places
Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Cambridge University Press. 1992, First Edition. (ISBN: 0521395062) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. xii, + 356pp. map-printed endpapers, 26 b/white maps to rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. " . a comprehensive national gazetteer which lists all Australia's cities and the country's thousands of suburbs, towns and Local Government Areas. The Dictionary also includes Australia's External Territories, significant geographical features, places of historical interest, national parks and other heritage areas. There are more than 4,700 entries . " Book weight approx. 930g. Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. Very Good +/Very Good +.
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Book number: 009785
AUD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.75 US$ 17.71 | £UK 13.5 | JP¥ 1948]
Keywords: Names, Geographical, Gazetteers, Appleton, Richard, 1932-, Appleton, Barbara, 1941- Australiana 0521395062

 
ARNOLD, GUY
Down the Danube: From the Black Forest to the Black Sea
London, Cassell Publishers. 1989, 1st U.K. (ISBN: 0304322474) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 180pp. unpaginated [16 page] colour-plate and map section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with closed tears. The River Danube, rising in the Black Forest area of southern Germany, and flowing east through eight countries, and three capital cities, is one of the world's great rivers, flowing for 2840 kilometres [1,705 miles] eventually reaching the Black Sea. The widely-travelled author decided to travel its length, beginning by covering the first 400 kilometres from Donaueschingen on foot, and carrying absolute minimum luggage. He gives vivid descriptions of barge travel, towns, cities and villages, the people he meets, but always-the river is the centre of the narrative. Contents include: Intro. 26 chapters. Book weight approx. 540g. Very Good +/Good.
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Book number: 003946
AUD 14.95 [Appr.: EURO 9.5 US$ 10.59 | £UK 8.25 | JP¥ 1165]
Keywords: Travel, Adventure, Europe, River Travel, Danube, Arnold, Guy 0304322474

 
ASHER, MICHAEL
Two Against the Sahara : On Camelback from Nouakchott to the Nile
New York, U.S.A. William Morrow & Co. 1988, First US Edition. (ISBN: 0688089267) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Mariantonietta Peru (Photographer). xiv, + 301pp. plus 1 x 8 page b/white, and 1 x 8 page colour, photographically-illustrated sections, b/white map. Book clean, square. Cloth spine firm. Boards lightly bumped at foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. From the jacket flap: "The experts had agreed that it was impossible, that no Westerner could successfully cross the width of the Sahara on camelback. Yet Michael Asher was determined to take the risk and make the journey. Packing only the barest necessities, he arrived in Mauritania and bought three camels: one for himself, one for his guide, and one for his wife Mariantonietta, whom he married only five days before . " Book weight approx. 645g. Very Good +/Very Good +.
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Book number: 011734
AUD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 US$ 11.33 | £UK 8.75 | JP¥ 1247]
Keywords: Sahara, Description and Travel, Journeys, Mariantonietta Peru 0688089267 Mariantonietta Peru (Photographer)

 
ATKINSON, TOM
The Lonely Lands : A Guidebook to Argyll
Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland, Luath Press. 1985, First Edition. (ISBN: 0946487103) Softcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. (viii) + 169pp. + (x). B/white art-illustrated throughout (including frontispiece), mostly by Ann Thomas. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, save for several tiny specks on foredge of textblock. Illustrated limp wrapper nominally edgeworn. Supported by regional advertisements throughout, this guidebook to Argyll covers the areas of Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Appin, Oban, Crinan, Kintyre, Kyles of Bute, Cowal and the Islands. Book weight approx. 235g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Very Good +.
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Book number: 007103
AUD 15.40 [Appr.: EURO 9.75 US$ 10.91 | £UK 8.5 | JP¥ 1200]
Keywords: Local History, Scotland, Guide Books History - Local 0946487103

 
AVERILL, ROGER
Boy He Cry : An Island Odyssey
Yarraville, Victoria, Australia, Transit Lounge Publishing. 2009, First Edition (pbk.). (ISBN: 9780980461671) Softcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 310pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "A spiritual odyssey into the heart of a remote culture . Two young Australians arrive unannounced on a remote Melanesian island and ask its residents if they can live with them for a year. Granted this request, cut off from the outside world, living without electricity, telephones, running water, two-way radios or even access to an ocean-going boat, Roger Averill and his anthropologist partner adapt to life in a subsistence culture and find themselves overwhelmed by the generosity of their hosts . " Contents include: Prologue, 13 chapters, Epilogue. Book weight approx. 415g. Very Good +.
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Book number: 007524
AUD 24.20 [Appr.: EURO 15.25 US$ 17.14 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1886]
Keywords: Australians Papua New Guinea, Social Life and Customs, Description and Travel Biography & Autobiography 9780980461671

 
BARDWELL, SANDRA
50 Day Walks Near Melbourne (Revised Edition - the Age Special)
Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Anne O'Donovan. 1982, Revised. (ISBN: 0908476086) Softcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 167pp. b/white line-drawn maps and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn, else good. Leaves clean. The walks featured in this book offer a magnificent diversity of attractions - waterfalls, gorges, a natural ampitheatre, deserted beaches, lyrebirds, wildflowers, splendid views, and relics of gold mines and timber railways. Each walk is illustrated with a clear sketch map and full details of distance, access, facilities, etc. Contents include: Prelims. Locations, Introduction to Bushwalking, Walks, Classified Index. Note: Details of some of these walks may have changed since publication. Book weight approx. 195g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Very Good.
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Book number: 012710
AUD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.75 US$ 8.5 | £UK 6.5 | JP¥ 935]
Keywords: Bushwalking, Recreation, Day Walks, Melbourne (Victoria), Description and Travel, Bardwell, Sandra Sports & Outdoor Recreation Australiana 0908476086

 
BAYLE, FRANCOISE
Louvre Visitor's Guide (English Edition)
France, Artlys. 2000, English. (ISBN: 2854951727) Softcover, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 103pp. colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly creased and scuffed. Textblock unmarked. In this visitor's guide to the Louvre Museum, the reader is presented with an array of the best art, antiquities, paintings, graphic arts, sculpture and objets d'art the museum has to offer . Contents include: Prelims. Eight Centuries of History, Plans, Oriental Antiquities, ditto Egyptian/Greek/Etruscan/Roman, French Paintings, ditto Northern/Italian/Spanish/British. Graphic Arts. Sculptures. Objets D'Art. Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Book weight approx. 490g. Very Good.
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Book number: 013063
AUD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.25 US$ 11.33 | £UK 8.75 | JP¥ 1247]
Keywords: Art, Artists, Louvre Museum, France, Guide Books, Description (Museum Collections), Travel, Bayle, Francoise Antiques & Collectibles Art and Artists 2854951727

 
BIGGS, BARBARA
The Accidental Renovator: A Paris Story
Australia, Floradale Productions/Sly Ink. 2005, First Edition. (ISBN: 097523188X) Softcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 286pp. small, b/white chapter-heading halftone illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and splayed. Barbara Biggs, Australian author of the confronting autobiography 'In Moral Danger', relates how, speaking little French, knowing no-one in Paris, and with no thoughts of living there, she 'just for fun' made a low offer on an apartment. It was accepted-and her life goes haywire . In the mix is a handsome Australian builder (who doesn't speak French, has no tools; the budding romance punctures, he disappears), a renovation nightmare, and the Lazy Pigs Millionaire's Club . Book weight approx. 300g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Very Good +.
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Book number: 005370
AUD 17.00 [Appr.: EURO 10.75 US$ 12.04 | £UK 9.25 | JP¥ 1325]
Keywords: Biography, Paris, Biggs, Barbara Biography & Autobiography 097523188x

 
BINKS, C. J.
Hills of the West Wind : Reflections on the Tasmanian Landscape
Geelong, Victoria, Australia, Barrallier Books. 2006, First Edition. (ISBN: 0958583870) Hardcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xix, + 410pp. illustrated throughout: full colour plates, and b/white halftone plates and maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Bright gilt titles over near fine boards. Textblock pristine. Attached ribbon bookmark. No dustjacket. A meander through the essence of Tasmania; the breath-taking landscapes, and the Tasmanians who have made it what it is . Contents include: Prelims. Introduction, 7 'sections' (chapters), viz: Shaping an Island, A Varied Tapestry, Kinship and Management, Two Centuries of Progress, Power of a Myth, Counter Culture, Landscape of the Future, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 1.15kg. Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. Near Fine.
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Book number: 009559
AUD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.5 US$ 35.41 | £UK 27 | JP¥ 3896]
Keywords: Natural History, Australia, Tasmania, Travel and Description, Binks, C.J. , History Natural History Australian Local History 0958583870

 
BLAINEY, GEOFFREY [EDITED BY]
Oceana: The Tempestuous Journey of J.A. Froude, 1884 & 1885
North Ryde, N.S.W. Australia, Methuen Haynes. 1985, Abridged Edition. (ISBN: 0454007310) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, xix, + 211pp. EX-LIBRIS. B/white rescreened engraving [frontis, and intext] illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Every expected [ex] library identifier is present. Boards lightly bumped. Illustrated, clear plastic covered dustjacket slightly edgeworn, library sticker on spine, and clear tape adhering all to pastedowns. Edited and abridged by Australian historian Geoffrey Blainey, this travel description was originally published as 'Oceana: Or England and her Colonies', Author, 1886. At the time of publication it was both vaunted and strongly criticised [it did contain errors of fact..] However it remains a fascinating insight into 19th century Australia and New Zealand . Book weight approx. 540g. Good.
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Book number: 004298
AUD 13.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 9.21 | £UK 7 | JP¥ 1013]
Keywords: Voyages, Travel, Adventure, 19th Century Travel, Ex-Libris, Froude, James Anthony, 1818-1894 History - General 0454007310

 
DE BLASI, MARLENA
Dolce E Salata : A Bittersweet Adventure in Tuscany
Crows Nest, N.S.W. Australia, Allen & Unwin. 2004, First Edition, First Impression. (ISBN: 1741144671) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 325pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain black boards mildly indented. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very good+. From the jacket flap: "In San Casciano dei Bagni, a small Tuscan village of 200 people, Marlena and her Italian husband, Fernando, rent a barely renovated former stable with no telephone, no heating, and something resembling a toy kitchen . Beautifully combining Marlena's passions for food and love, 'Dolce e Salata' weaves Marlena's own enticing recipes into this very satisfying story." Book weight approx. 413g. Very Good +/Very Good +.
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Book number: 011530
AUD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.5 US$ 12.75 | £UK 9.75 | JP¥ 1403]
Keywords: Tuscany, Italy, Description and Travel, Social Life and Customs Biography & Autobiography 1741144671

 
BOTTING, DOUGLAS
Alexander Von Humboldt [German Text]
Munchen, Prestel Verlag. 1974, 1st Edition Thus [German]. (ISBN: 3791300857) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Original blue cloth. Four tip-in, double-spread colour plates. Intext b/white half-tone plate sections, plus an undamaged, folded, removable map and affixed sleeve on rear paste-down. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated, gloss laminated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn with laminate lifting, plus an area [U.V. affected] lost from spine.Bound-in [part sample facsimile of 'Kleinere Schriften', Alexander Humboldt, 1853, at rear. Originally published as 'Humboldt and the Cosmos', George Rainbird, London, 1973. The story of German naturalist and explorer, Friedrich Wilhelm Kark Heinrich Alexander, Freiherr [Baron] von Humboldt, 1769-1859. German text throughout. Includes Index. Loose with book: The contemporary card of Dr. Heinrich Pfeiffer, Generalsekretar [Secretary-General] of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, in excellent condition. Book weight approx. 460g. Very Good +/Good.
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Book number: 004822
AUD 33.00 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 US$ 23.37 | £UK 17.75 | JP¥ 2571]
Keywords: Biography, Natural History, Naturalists, Exploration, Travel, Geography, Science, Humboldt, Alexander Von, 1769-1859 Natural History 3791300857

 
BOYD, ALASTAIR
The Companion Guide to Madrid & Central Spain
London, Collins. 1974, First Edition. (ISBN: 0002111969) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 477pp. colour map-printed endpapers, unpaginated b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain orange boards very mildly shelf-rubbed only. Mild foxing to text-block edges, else leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Charles Gorham), plastic protected dustjacket has slight crinkling to front panel, few small marks to plain rear text panel. "In its architecture, its painting, and its people, the Great Castillian plateau of central Spain is one of the crucibles of European civilization. This book covers about a quarter of Spain's land space, from Burgos in the north to Ciudad Real in the south; from Ciudad Rodrigo in the west to Cuenca in the east. Madrid lies at its heart . The strength of this book lies not only in its descriptions of the great set-pieces but also in the author's knowledge of the by-ways of Spain . " Book weight approx. 705g. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 009900
AUD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 US$ 14.16 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1558]
Keywords: Travel, Guide, Spain 0002111969

 
BRADLEY, PAMELA
Nefertiti Street : A Woman's Search to Reclaim Her True Feminine Spirit
New South Wales, Australia, New Holland. 2008, First Impression. (ISBN: 9781741105117) Softcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 238pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper as new. "For almost 25 years Pamela Bradley had been living a comfortable existence in an affluent Sydney suburb. Sometime in the late 1980s she became increasingly fearful of not having enough time left to follow the path her inner voice had been urging her to take since childhood . " She embarked on a series of physical and spiritual journeys to Egypt, ultimately found love there, and, at age 52, married a Muslim man 28 years her junior. This is the story. Book weight approx. 405g. Near Fine.
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Book number: 007714
AUD 22.00 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 15.58 | £UK 12 | JP¥ 1714]
Keywords: Travel, Egypt, Spirituality Religion/Spirituality/Inspiration 9781741105117

 
BREASHEARS, DAVID
High Exposure : An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places
Edinburgh, Great Britain, Canongate Books. 1999, First British Edition, 1st Impression. (ISBN: 086241962x) Hardcover and Dustjacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 319pp. unpaginated b/white and full colour halftone plate section. B/white frontispiece, and like intext plates throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Plain boards undamaged. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only, and has a British price sticker affixed to front flap. In this adventure-packed volume, climber and cinematographer David Breashear attempts to answer to question: Why climb? Contents include: Prelims. Foreword by Jon Krakauer, 14 chapters, Acks. Index. Book weight approx. 600g. Near Fine/Very Good +.
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Book number: 006325
AUD 18.70 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 13.24 | £UK 10.25 | JP¥ 1457]
Keywords: Adventure, Travel and Description, Himalayas, Breashear, David, Mountain Climbing Sports & Outdoor Recreation 086241962x

 
O'BRIEN, FREDERICK
Mystic Isles of the South Seas
London, Hodder and Stoughton. 1937, First Thus. Hardcover and Dustjacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 319pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Nominal colour loss on original cloth boards. Minimal shelfwear. Complimentary tint on head of text-block, splotched endpapers, plus flecked text-block edges, else very good. Standard, b/white, Art Deco design, series-wide stylized dustjacket edgeworn, nipped with closed tears, and light soiling. "A delightful travel book . Just a few deft touches, and the charm of seascape or woodland scene stands revealed as he saw it . Here is the veritable romance of the South Seas." Included loose: An 'Review Copy Only' slip, creased on one corner. Book weight approx. 325g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 008503
AUD 19.95 [Appr.: EURO 12.5 US$ 14.13 | £UK 10.75 | JP¥ 1554]
Keywords: Travel, Description, Pacific, Tahiti, O'Brien, Frederick, Series: H & S Books Vintage and Antiquarian Books

 
BRIGGS, JOSIE C.
Curiosities of Norfolk : A County Guide to the Unusual
Norfolk, England, John Nickalls Publications. 2002, First Edition. (ISBN: 1904136044) Softcover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 136pp. b/white photographic illustrations and map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed only. An illustrated guide to the follies, unusual buildings, objects, natural features and street furniture around Norfolk. Book weight approx. 320g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Very Good +.
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Keywords: Local History, England, United Kingdom, Norfolk, Guide History - Local 1904136044

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