A Book for all Reasons: Travel and Exploration
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 ADAMSON, JOY,, THE STORY OF ELSA.
ADAMSON, JOY,
THE STORY OF ELSA.
Collins and Harvill Press, London, ND (copyright 1966), 1st edn., 319pp, 64pp half tone photo ills., plans in text and col'd plans at endpapers, yellow cloth with red title panel at spine lettered in gilt, photo pictorial dustwrapper, the story of Elsa the lioness, first told in 'Born Free', 'Living Free' and 'Forever Free', here combined in one heavily illustrated volume with minor abridgements by the author, very sl. bow to lower board, a few faint finger marks in text, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., several tears and small chips repaired to reverse, old sello repair upper panel, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 28479
GBP 7.50 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 US$ 9.89 | JP¥ 1123]
Keywords: natural history lion lioness kenya africa
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 ALEXANDER, PAT (COMPILED BY),, THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF PAUL.
ALEXANDER, PAT (COMPILED BY),
THE LIFE AND LETTERS OF PAUL.
Lion Publishing, Tring Herts, 1984, 1st edn., 77pp, numerous in text coloured photo ills. by Sonia Halliday and Laura Lushington, large format (9.5 x 7.5 inches approx.), orange cloth lettered in gilt at spine, coloured pictorial endpapers, photo pictorial dustwrapper, very lightly rubbed at tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems., very sl. sunning to spine, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 34526
GBP 10.50 [Appr.: EURO 11.75 US$ 13.84 | JP¥ 1572]
Keywords: travel topography palestine israel middle east mediterranean italy christianity judaism
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ATTENBOROUGH, DAVID,
ZOO QUEST IN GUIANA.
The Reprint Society, London, 1958, club edn., ix, 210pp, line drawing title page, 16pp half tone photo ills., map in text, green cloth with maroon title panel at spine lettered and bordered in gilt, top edge coloured, decorated lettered dustwrapper, an account of the second joint expedition funded by the BBC and Zoological Society to Guiana record and collect animals, lightly bumped at upper tips, faint foxing fore-edge, dustwrapper lightly rubbed at extrems., very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 30675
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.55 | JP¥ 1197]
Keywords: travel expedition guinan zoological society bbc film fauna lagus

 BAIN, J. ARTHUR,, LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF FRIDTJOF NANSEN.
BAIN, J. ARTHUR,
LIFE AND EXPLORATIONS OF FRIDTJOF NANSEN.
Walter Scott, London, ND [1897], revised and enlarged, xix, [i], 449pp, [i], [xviii] ads., frontis and 14 other half tone plates, 41 in text line and half tone ills., black endpapers, dark green cloth over bevelled edge boards, lettered and decorated in gilt at upper board, lettered in gilt and decorated in silver at spine, described on the title page as a 'new edition revised and considerably enlarged', dated by British Library as 1897, an illustrated account of the Norwegian explorer who led the first crossing of Greenland interior in 1888 and came the nearest so far to the true north pole in his expedition of 1893-96, shaken, rubbed at extrems., some slight fraying to cloth at tips, edges tanned, light foxing to prelims., ink name recto frontis, good,
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Book number: 40101
GBP 18.50 [Appr.: EURO 20.75 US$ 24.39 | JP¥ 2769]
Keywords: travel exploration greenland north pole arctic norway norwegian explorer nansen
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BROGAN, D. W.,
U. S. A. - An Outline of the Country, its People and Institutions.
Oxford University Press, London, 1942, 5th imp., 144pp, map and half tone photo ills. in text, blue cloth lettered in red at spine and upper board, photo pictorial dustwrapper, first published January 1941, an account of the country, people and institutions, a contemporary picture of the USA immediately prior to its entry into WW2, a little sunned at spine ends, upper edge sl. dusty, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems. with sl. loss at spine ends and cnrs., very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 28472
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.91 | JP¥ 898]
Keywords: travel america usa u.s.a. 1940

 BURDICK, EUGENE,, THE BLUE OF CAPRICORN.
BURDICK, EUGENE,
THE BLUE OF CAPRICORN.
Readers Union, London, 1963, club edn., 322pp, illus. double title and numerous in text ills. by William Hofmann, decorative endpapers, cream cloth lettered and lined in blue at spine, top edge coloured, pictorial dustwrapper, an exploration of the Pacific covering its people and culture, history, geography, flora and fauna interspersed with fictional anecdote, lightly bumped at spine ends, dustwrapper: a little rubbed at extrems., several short nicks at edges, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 30766
GBP 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 11.25 US$ 13.19 | JP¥ 1497]
Keywords: travel pacific history geography sociology coral flora fauna culture
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BURGESS, ERIC,
SATELLITES AND SPACEFLIGHT.
Chapman and Hall, London, 1957, 1st edn., 159pp, frontis and 14pp half tone ills. (some single sided), numerous line drawings and diagrams in text, black cloth lettered in blue at spine and upper board, pictorial dustwrapper, an examination of the possibilities of space flight at a time before manned space flight had been achieved, by a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, ills. include photos of the Moon and Mars as well as simulations, a little rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges foxed, light foxing to endpapers, half title and title, a few ink annotations in margins, dustwrapper: well rubbed at extrems. with loss at spine ends, edges and cnrs., good plus in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 26604
GBP 7.20 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 9.49 | JP¥ 1078]
Keywords: moon expedition space travel

 
CAPEK, KAREL,
TRAVELS IN THE NORTH.
Readers Union, London, 1940, club edn., 269pp, in text line drawings throughoutr, light ochre cloth lettered in maroon at spine and decorated at upper board, upper edge coloured, an account of pre-WW2 visits to Denmark, Norway and Sweden, a little bumped at lower corners, spine sl. sunned and a little foxed, light browning and foxing to endpapers, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 28463
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.91 | JP¥ 898]
Keywords: travel denmark norway sweden

 
CERAM, C. W. (TRANS. BY E. B. GARSIDE),
GODS GRAVES AND SCHOLARS - The Story of Archaeologhy.
Readers Union, London, 1954, club edn., xi, 308pp, 88pp half tone photo ills., maps, diagrams and ills. in text, yellow cloth lettered in gilt at spine, top edge col'd, decorated lettered dustwrapper, '...one of the very few books conceived to make archaeology significant to the layman...', with accounts of some of the great discoveries including Pompeii, Troy, Crete, the Pyramids and Tutankhamen, sl. cocked, lightly bumped at tips, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., spine sunned, sl. loss at spine ends and cnrs., several short closed edge tears, very good in a good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 29922
GBP 7.70 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 US$ 10.15 | JP¥ 1152]
Keywords: archaeology pompeii troy crete toltec aztec maya egypt pyramids tutankhamen

 
CHAPMAN, F. SPENCER,
LHASA - The Holy City.
Readers Union, London, 1940, club edn., xii, 333pp, 5 col'd photo ills. on 4 plates, 45 half tone photo ills. on 24pp, map in text, folding map tipped in, light beige cloth lettered in black and red at spine and upper board, the author was already a seasoned traveller when he was appointed private secretary to Mr. B. J. Gould, the leader of the British Mission to Lhasa in Tibet 1936-37, and was able to record his impressions of an inaccessible country and people, a little rubbed and bumped at extrems., sl. fraying to lower tips, vertical crease fault in cloth over lower board, upper edge dusty, all edges lightly foxed, no dustwrapper, good plus,
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Book number: 28492
GBP 12.30 [Appr.: EURO 14 US$ 16.22 | JP¥ 1841]
Keywords: travel lhasa tibet

 
CLEUGH, JAMES,
IMAGES OF SPAIN.
Harrap, London, 1961, 1st edn., 264pp, 28pp half tone photo ills., 3pp maps in text, maps at eps., red/brown cloth. black title panel gilt, account of contemporary Spain incl. the geography, economics and history, light fox marks to edges and prelims, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., several edge tears and creases at top edge, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 18036
GBP 7.70 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 US$ 10.15 | JP¥ 1152]
Keywords: travel exploration spain

 COTTRELL, LEONARD,, THE BULL OF MINOS.
COTTRELL, LEONARD,
THE BULL OF MINOS.
Pan Books, London, 1955, 1st in imprint, revised edn., paperback, 2213pp, 12pp half tone photo ills., 2 maps and 2 facsimiles in text, [i] ad., pictorial upper wrapper, the story of the great archeological discoveries of Schliemann and Evans in Greece and Crete, revised for the paperback edition, lightly rubbed at tips, dent tail of spine, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 36447
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.55 | JP¥ 1197]
Keywords: archaeology crete greece travel exploration heinrich schliemann arthur evans
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 COUPLAND, SIR REGINALD,, LIVINGSTONE'S LAST JOURNEY.
COUPLAND, SIR REGINALD,
LIVINGSTONE'S LAST JOURNEY.
Readers Union, London, 1947, club edn., 271pp, 4 maps in text, russet cloth lettered in dark blue at spine, col'd lettered dustwrapper, an account of Livingstone's last expedition to Africa, lasting from 1866 until his death in 1873, based on a number of sources including Livingstone's own journals and letters, particularly to John Kirk, lightly bumped at tips, a few fox marks to edges, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., nicks at spine ends, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 28972
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.91 | JP¥ 898]
Keywords: travel africa livingstone stanley
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COUSTEAU, J. Y. WITH DUMAS, FREDERIC,
THE SILENT WORLD.
The Reprint Society, London, 1956, club edn., 223pp, 12pp coloured and 32pp half tone photo ills., blue cloth with black title panel at spine lettered and bordered in gilt, top edge coloured, decorated lettered dustwrapper, an account of the French diver's underwater explorations, sl. flecks of colour loss to cloth mainly at lower edges, tiny bump lower cnr. upper bd., faint foxing fore-edge, dustwrapper: a little rubbed at extrems., short repaired tear tail of lower flap fold, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 30649
GBP 7.00 [Appr.: EURO 8 US$ 9.23 | JP¥ 1048]
Keywords: exploration cousteau marine undersea research diving submarine dirigible wrecks calypso

 
COUSTEAU, J. Y. WITH DUMAS, FREDERIC,
THE SILENT WORLD.
The Reprint Society, London, 1954, club edn., 223pp, 12pp coloured and 32pp half tone photo ills., blue cloth with black title panel at spine lettered and bordered in gilt, top edge coloured, decorated lettered dustwrapper, two tiny spots of colour loss upper board, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, two short repaired edge tears, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 30749
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.55 | JP¥ 1197]
Keywords: exploration cousteau marine undersea research diving submarine dirigible wrecks

 
CRONIN, VINCENT,
THE WISE MAN FROM THE WEST.
Readers Union, London, 1956, club edn., x, 272pp, 8pp half tone ills., double page line drawing in text, ochre cloth lettered in silver at spine, top edge coloured, patterned dustwrapper, an account of the travels of the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci to 16th Century China, very slightly cocked, dustwrapper: a little sunned at spine and flap folds, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 28488
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.91 | JP¥ 898]
Keywords: china travel jesuit mission history

 
CURRAN, JIM,
HIGH ACHIEVER - The Life and Climbs of Chris Bonington.
Robinson, London, 2000, 1st in imprint, trade paperback, xvi, 264pp, 20pp half tone photo ills., line drawings in text, photo pictorial wrappers, biography of the leading British mountaineer and expedition leader, light vertical creasing at spine and upper hinge, very good plus,
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Book number: 28457
GBP 7.20 [Appr.: EURO 8.25 US$ 9.49 | JP¥ 1078]
Keywords: climbing mountain mountaineering eiger k2 annapurna everest karakoram himalaya alps

 
DANIELSSON, BENGT (TRANS. F. H. LYON),
THE HAPPY ISLAND.
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1952, 2nd imp., 256pp incl. iii ads., frontis and 14pp half tone photo ills., deep ochre cloth lettered in red, top edge col'd, by a member of the Kon-Tiki expedition who returned to the Pacific isle of Raroia and tells of the island and its people, some light fox marks on fore- and lower edges, dustwrapper: rubbed at extrems., several small edge tears internally repaired, pc but with publisher's price label added, very good plus in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 22178
GBP 7.70 [Appr.: EURO 8.75 US$ 10.15 | JP¥ 1152]
Keywords: autobiography travel pacific kon-tiki raroia

 
DAVIS, HASSOLDT,
NEPAL, LAND OF MYSTERY - Adventures in Burma, China, India and the Kingdom of Nepal.
Readers Union, London, 1943, club edn., [vi], 308pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., dark brown cloth lettered in silver and gilt at spine, the author accompanied film-makers Armand Denis and his wife Leila Roosevelt-Denis as stills photographer on their Asiatic Expedition in 1939, cocked, rubbed and bumped at extrems., edges foxed, no dustwrapper, reading copy,
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Book number: 28493
GBP 4.50 [Appr.: EURO 5.25 US$ 5.93 | JP¥ 674]
Keywords: travel india burma china nepal

 
DENIS, MICHAELA,
LEOPARD IN MY LAP.
Companion Book Club, London, 1956, club edn., 288pp, coloured frontis., 2pp coloured and 32pp half tone photo ills. by Armand Denis, light green cloth with dark green title panel at spine lettered in gilt, top edge coloured, decorated lettered dustwrapper, an account of safaris to South America, Papua and Australia, and of the people and animals met, faint foxing fore-edge, dustwrapper: a little rubbed at extrems., with several short repaired nicks along upper edge, very good in a good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 30672
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.59 | JP¥ 748]
Keywords: travel safari explorer photographer south america papua africa australia fauna

 DESROCHES-NOBLECOURT, CHRISTIANE,, LIFE AND DEATH OF A PHARAOH - TUTANKAMEN.
DESROCHES-NOBLECOURT, CHRISTIANE,
LIFE AND DEATH OF A PHARAOH - TUTANKAMEN.
Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1972, reprint, small trade paperback, 223pp, half tone frontis photo, 32 coloured plates by F. L. Kenett, plans, line drawings and numerous half tone photo ills. in text, pictorial upper wrapper, a description of the discovery of the tomb, its contents and the light thus shed on the reign of the boy-king, lightly rubbed and creased, edges tanned, very good,
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Book number: 36449
GBP 5.00 [Appr.: EURO 5.75 US$ 6.59 | JP¥ 748]
Keywords: archaeology exploration egypt carter carnarvon tutankhamen
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 DICKINSON, MATT,, THE DEATH ZONE.
DICKINSON, MATT,
THE DEATH ZONE.
Arrow, London, ND (circa 1999), reprint, small trade paperback, [x], 211pp, 16pp coloured photo ills., 3 in text maps, [i] ads., photo pictorial upper wrapper, an account of the author's Everest ascent via the North Face route in May 1996 with Alan Hinkes, at a time when there were ten expeditions on the mountain, and of the notorious events when a storm that struck resulted in the death of eight climbers, lightly rubbed at tips, edges tanned, very good plus,
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Book number: 36450
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 6.75 US$ 7.91 | JP¥ 898]
Keywords: climbing mountain mountaineering everest storm
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DIOLE, PHILIPPE (TRANS. BY ALAN ROSS),
THE UNDERSEA ADVENTURE.
Readers Union, London, 1954, club edn., 183pp, 16pp half tone photo ills., green cloth lettered and decorated in silver at spine, top edge coloured, decorated lettered dustwrapper, the author's account of his experiences of the world under the sea, lightly bumped at spine ends and upper tips, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at extrems. with short nick at head of spine, very good in a very good dustwrapper,
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Book number: 30775
GBP 8.00 [Appr.: EURO 9 US$ 10.55 | JP¥ 1197]
Keywords: exploration maritime diving autobiography

 
DUCHÉ, JEAN,
THE GREAT TRADE ROUTES.
Collins, London, 1969, 1st edn., 128pp, numerous coloured and half tone ills., maps and facsimiles in text, coloured pictorial laminated boards, coloured pictorial endpapers, a history of trade from the beginnings between nomadic traibes in the East to the present day, a little rubbed at extrems., lightly bumped at lower cnrs., faint foxing upper edge, no dustwrapper, very good,
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Book number: 30171
GBP 6.50 [Appr.: EURO 7.5 US$ 8.57 | JP¥ 973]
Keywords: travel trade barter transport

 EARLE, PETER,, THE WRECK OF THE ALMIRANTA - Sir William Phips and the Search for the Hispaniola Treasure.
EARLE, PETER,
THE WRECK OF THE ALMIRANTA - Sir William Phips and the Search for the Hispaniola Treasure.
Book Club Associates, London, 1979, club edn., 260pp, 16pp half tone ills., 2 maps in text, pictorial endpapers, green cloth lettered in silver at spine, pictcorial dustwrapper, the story of the wreck of the Nuestra Senora de la Concepcion in 1641 and of the various attempts and expeditions to locate and salvage the treasure, very slightly cocked, dustwrapper: lightly rubbed at tips, very good plus in a very good plus dustwrapper,
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Book number: 28133
GBP 5.30 [Appr.: EURO 6 US$ 6.99 | JP¥ 793]
Keywords: history maritime treasure spain hispaniola shipwreck diving
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