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Landscape in Italy
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Landscape in Italy

By St. Aubin De Teran, Lisa and Sims, John Ferro

London: Pavilion, 1989. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A Rectangular format volume of 160 pages with photographs by John Ferro Sims and commentary by Lisa St. Aubin De Teran. The beauty and variety of the Italian landscape exert a powerful appeal on all who go there. Generations of travellers - poets and painters, aesthetes and enthusiasts - have fallen under its spell. Today the lure of Italy is as strong as ever, and itis the countryside, as much as the fabled art treasures and cities, to which the visitor responds. In her introductory essay the novelist Lisa St. Aubin de Teran draws on her intimate knowledge and love of Italy to provide a well informed commentary. John Ferro Sims, an acclaimed photographer who was born in Italy and returns frequently has travelled the length and breadth and has gone in search of its most distinctive features. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.85 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST OUTSIDE THE UK 20. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.93

Writers' France  -  A Regional Panorama
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Writers' France - A Regional Panorama

By Ardagh, John

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. A large format volume of 319 pages. Illustrated throughout with photographs by Mayotte Magnus. John Ardagh, well known for his authoritative studies of France, extends his range to give a picture of the French regions as seen in literature. He explores the many places that have inspired the work of writers both French and foreign - the towns, villages and landscapes that they have described in their work and where in many cases they lived. The book is enlivened by some 250 revealing extracts from their writings, and by numerous photographs specially taken by Mayotte Magnus, well known for her work with landscapes. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.125 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST A1F. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$12.93

Seville and Andalusia
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Seville and Andalusia

By Various

London: Everyman Guides A near Fine unmarked copy. 419 pages. 9 maps and map endpapers. Over 1,500 specially commissioned illustrations, drawings and photographs. Both a practical guide and a detailed source of reference to the culture, art, architecture and customs of Andalusia. Eight detailed itineraries take you on a comprehensive tour of the region, extensive coverage of the religious arts and traditions, its festivals, pilgrimages, costumes, music, literature, flamenco and natural history. Everything a traveller will need. 205. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.54

The Companion Guide to Florence
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The Companion Guide to Florence

By Borsook, Eve

London: Collins, 1979. A Fine unmarked copy. 400 pages. New edition, comprehensively revised. Eve Borsook, an American art historian, describes in this guide with the insight of one long resident in Florence not only what is to be seen but why it is there. She is professionally engaged with Florentine monuments and with their origins in the life of that unique city, and aided by maps and diagrams as lucid as her descriptions, she presents a study of the ideas, events and personalities of Florence yesterday and today. Full page photographs illustrate the breadth and detail of her range. B2C. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.47

Florence and Tuscany -  A Phaidon Cultural Guide
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Florence and Tuscany - A Phaidon Cultural Guide

By Mehling, Dr. Marianne (editor)

Oxford: Phaidon Press, 1986. A Fine unmarked copy. 259 pages. Over 260 colour ilustrations and 5 pages of maps. A comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to the treasures of Tuscany - towns, churches, castles, palaces and museums. In alphabetical order of town for easy reference 303. First. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Blue Skies, Brown Studies
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Blue Skies, Brown Studies

By Sansom, William

London: Hogarth Press, 1961. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half-title page with no inscription. A Very Good unmarked copy with dustjacket which has a hole in the back, some wear to edges and is not price clipped. 208 pages. William Sansom is one who not only travels hopefully, but also arrives at something strange, rare, funny, poignant or bizarre, always rewarding. These travel sketches take us from Capri to St. Tropez, from Vienna to Vicenza, from the Edwardian ambience of Baden Baden to a Norwegian fjord, from the siesta-hour in Spain to the scurry and inexhaustible oddities of London. His last chapter tells us about Mhailand - an undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveller, if he could find it, would wish to return. C3C. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

Margaret Powell's Common Market
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Margaret Powell's Common Market

By Powell, Margaret

London: Michael Joseph, 1974. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. 191 pages. Margaret Powell's first visit to Europe was a cut-price package tour with Albert when they won 50 pounds on the football pools. Now she is a successful author, the world her oyster, and it seemed the right time to have a look at the Common Market. Albert decided to stay at home, but Toby and Michael (her escorts from Margaret Powell in America) took it in turns to try and keep up with her dynamic modern version of the Grand Tour. All over Europe Margaret made friends, spoke her mind and got others to speak theirs. 300. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.54

Away To It All
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Away To It All

By Sansom, William

London: Hogarth Press, 1964. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page with no inscription. A near Fine unmarked copy with G+ dustjacket which is not price clipped. 224 pages. 31 illustrations. Away to it all again goes Mr. Sansom, with his paint-box of words and his uncanny knack of noticing things which other travellers have passed by. He is indeed an artist in travel. Lisbon and the Tagus, Barcelona, Andalusia, The Scilly Isles, Gotland, Connemara, Finland: these are a few of the places he describes - their people, their architecture and landscape, their customs and food - as he saunters around Europe, observing, commenting, discovering and enjoying. 300. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.93

Corsica
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Corsica

By Gotch, Christopher

London: Peter Garnett, 1950. Pictorial boards which have a touch of wear to front lower corner tip else unmarked. Internally there is a strip of age toning to endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket is not price clipped. 60 pages. 18 Illustrations. 'A month in Corsica is ideal, two weeks tantalizing and six months exasperating'. The author visited Corsica and here describes for us the rugged beauty of the island, the quaintness of the towns and mode of life of their inhabitants. He also includes a chapter on the 'maquis' and 'vendetta' about which opinion differs. The illustrations, by the author, convey a vivid idea of the grandeur of the country and the contrasting ugliness of the towns. A1B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Gotch, Christopher. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Tito's Yugoslavia
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Tito's Yugoslavia

By Newman, Bernard

London: The Travel Book Club, 1952. Brown title on yellow boarde which are unmarked with no wear. Internally there is light foxing to closed edges and endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has wear to top edge and is not price clipped. 269 pages. 9 sketch maps. The author is one of the most knowledgeable and perceptive of world travellers and commentators. He has an uncanny knack of rooting out the trouble spots ahead of trouble and of foretelling developments. He has travelled every country on Europe and many in Africa, Asia and America, met all manner of personalities from Roosevelt to Hitler, and has a wide experience of war, overground and underground, and is the author of over 60 books. 'All Yugoslavia was laughing over the story of the man who, soon after the war was over, shouted down with Stalin and was jailed for four years. On his release he was naturally determined not to make the same mistake. So he shouted long live Stalin - and was promptly jailed for another four years. The story may be apocryphal, but it illustrates a modern and dramatic phase of Yugoslavia's eventful history. Yugoslavia has seldom been far from the headlines since the days of 1918 when the Serbs embraced their cousins the Croats and Slovenes. (subsequently, of course, things developed much further than the author could imagine writing in the early 1950's). **** NOT EX LIB **** 21. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.54

The Hotel Book  -  Great Escapes Europe
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The Hotel Book - Great Escapes Europe

By Cassidy, Shelley-Maree

Cologne: Taschen, 2002. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. A very large format volume of 400 pages. A luscious picture book of interiors and a guide to some of the most spectacular getaways in Europe. Featuring a selection of the most unique hotels and guesthouses from Sweden to Turkey. The book mixes gorgeous colour photographs with directions, contact and other information. Unique hotels featured include: the Icehotel in Sweden, Amhuinnsuidhe Castle in Scotland, Chateau de Bagnols in France, and many others in Norway, Ireland, England, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland, France. Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Turkey. PLEASE NOTE: A VERY LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 2.74 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 159. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

$21.56

Cruising French Waterways
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Cruising French Waterways

By McKnight, Hugh

London: Adlard Coles Nautical, 2005. A near Fine unmarked copy. vii + 296 pages. Fourth edition fully revised and updated. First appearing in 1984, the book has rapidly become the leading descriptive guide to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. It is full of fascinating information on the development and commercial activities of each area, as well as the historical sites, important buildings and scenic attractions of the many villages and towns that await discovery. Practical details of over 5,000 miles of waterways include maps and guides for each, maximum craft dimensions, mooring facilities and repair yards, fuel and water sources, shops and restaurants. Beautifully illustrated by the author. PLEASE NOTE: A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.93 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 11. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by McKnight, Hugh. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

The Dordogne
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The Dordogne

By Cobley, Simon and Gallant, David

London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1990. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A rectangular format volume of 160 pages illustrated throughout with colour photographs by David Gallant and text by Simon Cobley. The history of the Dordogne is as rich as its landscape is diverse and the beauty of its houses, churches and chateaux as well as the warmth and hospitality of its inhabitants, epitomizes the dream of an idyllic past, a timeless quality that has been eloquently captured in the book. **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.867 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST B2F. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

Russian Journal of Lady Londonderry 1836-37
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Russian Journal of Lady Londonderry 1836-37

By Seaman, W.A.L. And Sewell, J.R.

London: John Murray, 1973. A near Fine copy (Fine apart from neat initials and date to front endpaper) with dustjacket which is price clipped. 185 pages. 12 illustrations. Lady Londonderry's Journal, published now for the first time, gives an extraordinary, gripping and vivid picture of 19th century Russia. A keen observer who writes in a curiously modern way, and her impressions are full of vitality and not primarily concerned with political issues. Lord and Lady Londonderryand their son Lord Seaham toured Northern Europe and encountered extreme discomforts on their travels. Lord Londonderry had been named by Sir Robert Peel as Ambassador to St. Petersburg in his short lived minority government of 1834-35 but was forced to decline the post, but subsequently he and his wife decided to visit Russia. The Journal describes their friendship with the Tsar and Tsarina, the splendours of Imperial Russia, palaces and museums full of treasures, ceremonies and first-hand accounts with graphic descriptions. **** NOT BOOK CLUB **** **** NOT EX LIB **** A1D. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Baedeker's Autoguides  -  Benelux  - Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg
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Baedeker's Autoguides - Benelux - Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg

By Anonymous

Stuttgart: Baedeker, 1958. A Fine unmarked copy vinyl bound with VG dustjacket. 256 pages. 22 maps and plans including a large fold out Benelux road map. 52 sketches. The volume is divided into four parts - Part A contains a general survey, including articles on geography, history, and art, and all the essential practical notes for the journey and one's stay. Part B contains detailed descriptions, compiled from personal experience, of all roads that are of importance for tourists, with everything they shoul know about road conditions, the character of the scenery, and the places of interest on or near the road. Part C is a gazetteer with descriptions of the larger towns and tourist resorts and their environs. Part D is devoted to a list of hotels, inns and restaurants, their localities being arranged in alphabetical order. 35. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

A Traveller in Venice and in Cities of North-East Italy
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A Traveller in Venice and in Cities of North-East Italy

By Patmore, Derek

London: Methuen, 1951. Gilt title on red cloth boards which are very clean nad unmarked with no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. 183 pages. Plan of Venice endpapers. 26 illustrations. A personal account of travelling in post-war Italy. The author visits Venice and those cities of north-east Italy which have played a part in the history of the once-powerful Venetian Republic. It is not a guide book, but does describe many of the art treasures and monuments to be seen. **** NOT EX LIB **** 25. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

Living in Portugal  -  The Essential Guide for Property Purchasers and Residents       (New Edition Revised and Updated)
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Living in Portugal - The Essential Guide for Property Purchasers and Residents (New Edition Revised and Updated)

By Thackeray, Susan

London: Robert Hale, 1988. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket . The second edition of the highly regarded book brings up-to-date information on all important legislative changes affecting foreigners and property purchase following Portugal's entry into the EEC. An enthusiastic and invaluable guide for those thinking of living in Portugal, either full time or for holiday homes, providing all the essential information and much more. **** NOT EX LIB **** A1E. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.47

Freedom Was Never Like That  -  A Winter's Journey in East Germany
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Freedom Was Never Like That - A Winter's Journey in East Germany

By Vat, Dan Van Der

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1991. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xii + 265 pages. Map endpapers. The Dutch born Times Newspaper correspondent was in Berlin on Unification day in October 1990, and amazed at the vast differences between East and West Germany, he visited the German Democratic Republic for some months. He provides a wide ranging account of the five federal states of the GDR, its economic challenges, its 50% unemployment rate at the time, and through interviews with the people involved with the burgeoning crisis, tells a wholly human story. Laced with his sharp observations of the Germans, their history, customs and language. C3D. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

A World By Itself  -  Tradition and Change in the Venetian Lagoon
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A World By Itself - Tradition and Change in the Venetian Lagoon

By Guiton, Shirley

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1977. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small line of fading to lower front edge) with near Fine dustjacket. 202 pages. Illustrations by John Lawrence. Map endpapers. How does a community swept along in the wake of Venice's arrogant rise to power, react to the pressures and expectations of life in our technological society? The islands of Burano, Torcello, San Francesco del Deserto and Santa Christina, which form a group in the northern stretches of the lagoon, have met this challenge in differents ways. Shirley Guiton describes these small and lesser known, and less visited, islands and how they cope with modern life. A1D. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Lawrence, John. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.93

Downhill All the Way
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Downhill All the Way

By Enfield, Edward

London: Bloomsbury, 1994. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Introduction by Harry Enfield (his son the comedian). What makes a man in his sixties want to cycle across France, sleeping in a tent at campsites from the Channel to the Mediterranean? His son put it down to a second childhood. His wife thoughtfully gave him a self-inflating sleeping mat and his friends and neighbours rallied around to launch him with nervous applause. In this winningly witty and informative account of his journey, Edward Enfield takes the reader onto the handlebars of his shiny new bicycle to recount his adventures - complete with sound practical advice based on past failures. Illustrated with drawings. **** NOT EX LIB **** A1E. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

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