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The Travels of Marco Polo

By Polo, Marco

Dorset Press, New York, 1987. Hardcover with dj, used, economy printing from original plates. Originally published by Everyman's Library in 1908. Gluing of half-title is faulty. Marco Polo's (1254-1324) recounting of his travels to a fellow prisoner in 1298-1299. He went everywhere at a time when nobody knew where everywhere was.


Big Snake: The Hunt for the World's Longest Python

By Twigger, Robert

Victor Gollancz, 1999. FIRST. 5 3/4 x 8 1/4. In pursuit of the Roosevelt prize for capturing a live snake longer than 30 feet, the $50,000 prize unclaimed since 1912. G+/G+.


Back from Tuichi: The Harrowing Life-and-Death Story of Survival in the Amazon Rainforest

By Ghinsberg, Yossi

Random House, 1993. First U.S. 8 vo. Hardcover, with dustjacket. Signed. Previous owner's name inside front paste down, otherwise very good. The subtitle says it all.


Jerusalem and Its Environs

By Hoade, Fr. Eugene, OFM

Franciscan Printing Press, 1961. 3d. 4 3/4 x 6 5/8. Paperbound; some fading and staining on wrappers; previous owner's name in ink on cover


In Peril on the Sea: Shipwrecks of Nova Scotia

By Parsons, Robert C

Pottersfield Press, 2000. PB. Trade paperback, large format, as new. The stories are presented chronologically within the range of 100 years and take place on Nova Scotia shores stretching mainly from Cape North to Cape Sable and Yarmouth. Straightforward accounts accompanied by blurry halftones.



Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicine in the Amazon Rain Forest

By Plotkin, Mark J., PhD

Penguin Books, 1993. PB. Trade paperback, pages lightly browning, otherwise very good. The author recounts his experience tracking the shamans to gain their knowledge of the curative powers of plants. "Every time a shaman dies, it is as if a library burned down."--the author.


The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

By Tomalin, Nicholas, and Ron Hall

New York: McGraw-Hill. Sailor's Classics Edition, 1995. Trade paperback, shiny, self-flapped, very good condition. "An analysis of a true anti-hero and a record of human aspiration and human failing rare in the annals of maritime lore."--San Francisco Chronicle. This book looks so interesting that I'm going to stop cataloguing right now and read it.


Venture to the Interior

By van der Post, Laurens

NY: The Viking Press. A Compass Book, 1961. PB. 5 x 7 1/4. Softcover, shelfworn, somewhat soiled and creased, occasional underlining, otherwise text is intact, "Beautifully written and deeply moving -- a journey into the interior of the human spirit as well as into the interior of a little-known region of Central Africa." -- Orville Prescott


Amyntas: North African Journals

By Gide, Andre

New York: Ecco Press, 1988. Reprint. 5 1/2 x 8 1/4. A volume in the Ecco Travel Series; quarter navy cloth on gray boards; dj is used. Includes journals from 1896, 1899, 1900, and 1903-1904. These journals are "pivotal works in Gide's career, . . . an articulation of consciousness, a work of disintoxification.


The Antarctic Ocean. From the series Oceans of the World

By Owen, Russell

New York: Whittlesey House (McGraw-Hill), 1941. FIRST. . 6 1/2 x 9 1/4. Hardcover, blue cloth, no dj: bottom of spine and adjacent boards discolored, other marks, previous owner's bookplate applied with extra water causing page rippling on its page and recto. Fascinating history of Antarctic exploration.


Rough Notes: A Land Reference Book of the United States and Canada

Marseilles, Ill: Rough Notes Publishing Co, 1904. PB. 5 3/4 x 8 3/4. Paperback, stapled, heavy paper wrappers, worn and furled at corners, worn at spine ends, half of final page missing (torn). Information arranged alphabetically by state, topographical and geographical information, in quite some detail. A useful, and unusual, historical reference.


South by Thunderbird

By Strode, Hudson

Random House, 1942. New rev. ed. 6 1/2 x 9. Metallic cloth, map end papers; book has some soiling to page-turning corners, otherwise very good; dj is tanned, used.


London Triumphant

By Jones, S. R

London: Studio Publications, 1946. 4th ptg. 6 1/4 x 9 3/4. Blue cloth w/ gold stamping, spine-ends bumped and frayed. Author surveys and draws the London he loves. OP.


Literary Landscapes of the British Isles

By Daiches, David, and John Flower

Penguin, 1981. Reprint. Large-format paperback in very good condition (though a bit bruised around the periphery). From the New York Times--"An attractive and informative book of geoliterary scholarship that balances place with chapter and verse. It is in the tradition of fine travel writing and, at the same time, a useful book for strolling.



Royal Danish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, 1961. 3d. 5 3/4 x 8 5/8. Softcover, painting on cover, interior coated paper, shelfworn, corners bumped, otherwise very good. Halftones are highly descriptive though dated.


The Mediterranean: Saga of a Sea

By Ludwig, Emil

New York:Whittlesey House (McGraw-Hill), 1942. FIRST. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4. Hardcover, blue cloth, scuff mark top of spine, map end papers, previous owner's book plate. Book is in very good condition. It is dedicated to the columns of the Parthenon and is a history of the Mediterranean region.


Recent Sediments Northwest Gulf of Mexico

By Francis P. Shepard, Fred B. Phleger, and Tjeerd H. Van Andel, eds

Tulsa, OK: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, 1960. FIRST. 7 x 9 3/4. Blue cloth, clay-coated paper, previous owner's name in ink on ffep, slight mustiness, some foxing, some ends slightly frayed - a solid professional presentation with all academic apparatus.


The Barbary Coast: An Informal History of the San Francisco Underworld

By Asbury, Herbert

Garden City Publishing Co, 1933. Rep. Good condition; no dj.


Incidents of Travel in Egypt, Arabia Petraea, and the Holy Land

By Stephens, John Lloyd

Chronicle Books, 1991. PB. Paperback reprint of edition published by the University of Oklahoma in 1970; first published in 1837. A classic of travel writing.


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