GBL Books: Biography / Travel
found: 4 books

London. George Harrap, 1938., First U.K. edition. A young American student, who had finished his studies, took off on a journey around the world on a motorbike, 40,000 miles in 17 months. His journey started in London, on his new "Douglas" motorbike. It had been given to him by the company & specially fitted so he could carry his equipment, spares & essentials. He ended.his journey at his parents home in the States 2 days before Xmas the following year. 272 pages. Over 132 b/w photographs and 60 b./w. illustrations by the author. Endpages illustrated with map of the globe showing his route. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. o/w contents very good. Cover is rubbed on edges, corners, & ends of spine. No d./w. 1938
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Book number: 8485
GBP 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 35.75 US$ 39.64 | JP¥ 4306]
Keywords: travel Douglas motorbike motorcycle

Mrs. Simcoe's Diary.
Toronto. Macmillan of Canada, 1965., Ex Library. This diary was written between 1791 and 1796, by Elizabeth Simcoe, wife of John Graves Simcoe, the first Governor of Upper Canada. 223 pages, including chapter notes, illustrated with 15 drawings, prints & maps. Contents clean but library marks & stamps on f.f.e.p., otherwise very good. D./w. clean but slightly marked where library sleeve taped on. Priced 50/- (£2.50) 1965
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Book number: 8124
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 7.93 | JP¥ 861]
Keywords: Upper Canada John Graves Simcoe Elizabeth Simcoe

Newton Abbot. Readers Union, 1975., Reprint, first published Hodder & Stoughton 1973. Author's account of crossing the Sahara on foot & on camel, partly alone & partly with nomad hunters. 288 pages. 2 maps, 2 drawings & 29 b./w. photographs.on 20 pages. Near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine d./w., except back is slightly soiled or rubbed. 22cm. x 14cm. 1975
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Book number: 6642
GBP 2.50 [Appr.: EURO 3 US$ 3.3 | JP¥ 359]
Keywords: Sahara Tombouctou Tamanrasset Atar Nile Tichit desert camels

CUMBRIAN WOMEN REMEMBER. Lake District Life in the early 1900s.
Maryport. Ellenbank Press, 1995., Softback. 16 Cumbrian women recollect their lives in the early 1900's; each one gives her own account of life in the Lake District, growing up on hillside farms, or towns like Keswick & Barrow, working, bringing up their children, many experienced hard times & poverty. 192 pages. 1 map & about 76 b./w. photographs. Contents clean, near fine, no inscription or marks. Near fine stiff card cover, priced on back £8.99. 23.5cm. x 15.25cm. ISBN 1873551126. 1995
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Book number: 7900
GBP 2.00 [Appr.: EURO 2.5 US$ 2.64 | JP¥ 287]
Keywords: Lake District Cumbria Keswick Kendal Barrow Workington Ravenstonedale Hassness Buttermere Allonby Shap Hardendale Sedburgh Garsdale

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