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Shining Mountain: Two Men on Changabang's West Wall

By Boardman, Peter (Epilogue By Chris Bonington)

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1984. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A suspensful, utterly unromanticized narrative of Boardman and Tasker's 1976 light-weight expedition of the supposedly unclimbable West Wall of Changabang. This was their last expedition before they disappearing during their climb up the Tibetan side of Mount Everest in 1982. Spine slightly cocked. Dj has very minor edgewear. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


European Reconnaissance: Selected Documents

By Parry, J. H. (edited by)

New York: Walker and Company, 1968. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. Accounts of mostly 15th and 16th century voyages to discover new routes to old lands, to open up commerce between Europe and the East, West Africa and beyond. Book appears unread. Dj has minor edgewear and is price clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Where the Earth Ends: a Journey Beyond Patagonia
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Where the Earth Ends: a Journey Beyond Patagonia

By Harrison, John

London: John Murray, 2000. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. A journey to the southernmost farm on earth and return trip on a Russian research vessel up the western coast of South America. "most unusual and delightful book, full of surprises, ambiguites and strange quirks of knowledge, and written with attractive gusto." -- Jan Morris. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Our Hundred Days in Europe

By Holmes, Oliver Wendell

New York: Arno Press & The New York Times, 1971. Facsimile of 1887 Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Part of the Physician Travelers series. An account of a four-month journey Holmes made with his daughter in 1866. This "book is worth reading not only for the information about Victorian England and, in reflection, about England under William the Fourth, but also because it provides a pleasant insight into Holmes as a uniquely gifted individual and a representative of nineteenth century New England at its best." Brick red cloth boards with Physician Travelers logo set against a black background. Gilt spine lettering on black. Decorative endpapers. Faint, minor soiling to boards, otherwise near fine condition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Airborne to the Mountains

By Mills, James

New York: A.S. Barnes, 1961. Edition not Stated. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. A four-member ascent of the region to the south of Mount McKinley, which includes the great Muldrow glacier. Head/heel of spine bumped. Gift note on front free endpaper. Dj has chips, tears, edgewear and some soiling. In protective jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Foot-Loose in the British Isles

By Franck, Harry A.

New York: Century, 1931. First printing (stated). Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Yellow decorated cloth boards. Illustrated with 42 photos, mainly by the author. Head/heel of spine bumped and slightly worn. Inside hinge cracked. "Being a desultory and not too serious account of sixteen months of living in Engla nd and peregrinating hither and yon throughout Great Britain."


Cousteau's Australia Journey

By Cousteau, Jean-Michel and Mose Richards

New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1993. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Fine in fine dj. Blue cloth boards. "Cousteau explorers teamed up with fishermen and natural scientists, native peoples and island voyagers, as they traveled around and acrosss the fascinating country-continent Down Under." More than 120 4-color pho tos.


Lasting Victories

By Scott, Peter (foreword by)

London: Lutterworth Press, 1948. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. These stories range from polar exploration to the Forest Hospital at Lambarene, from a voyage round the world in a windjammer to a surgeon's work on the Roof of the World. Illustrated with 63 pages of photographs. Royal blue cloth boards with gilt spine lettering. Embossed ship on front board. Slight tilt to spine. Dj has minor chips, tears and edgewear. Dj in protective mylar jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


You Can Take Them With You: A Guide to Traveling with Children in Europe

By Weingarten, Violet

New York: Dutton, 1961. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Pink cloth boards. Foxing on spine. Otherwise clean and tight. Inscription by author on front free endpaper. Dj has chips, tears and edgewear. In protective jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


From Sea to Sea: Letters of Travel (2 volumes)

By Kipling, Rudyard

New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1899. First Edition, First State. Hard Cover. Fair/No Jacket. The books have heavy water damage that has seriously stained and discolored bottom half of boards on both volumes. All pages throughout both books have water stain marks half-way up page at an angle. Spines are untouched and make it loo k like both volumes are in fine shape. Owner's bookplates on front pastedowns. Gift inscription written on front free endpaper of both books. Despite damage both volumes are clean and tight. A good reading set.


New Mediterranean Traveller

By Lorenz, D. E.

New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1930. sixteenth Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Blue/green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decorative blind stamp. Corners rounded. Head/heel of spine bumped. Previous owner's name and state room number in pencil on front free endpaper. Illustrated with b/w photos and fold-out maps. Minor staining on top edge. Otherwise clean and tight. A very nice copy. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.