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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf
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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

By Muir, John

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. Book. Fine. Trade Paperback. Reprint 6th Printing.. 217 pp. As new, no markings, spine uncreased. Front cover lightly curled outward. With historical b&w photos and sketches. With 13-page forward by Peter Jenkins, and orginal 18-page introduction by William Frederic Bade. Muir, as a young man, recounts his 1867 hike from Indiana to Cedar Key, Florida. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In.

$6.65

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
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In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

By Philbrick, Nathaniel

NY: Viking, 2000. Book. Near Fine. Cloth & Boards. First Printing.. 301 pp., 16 pp. glossy b&w historical photos, drawings, 11 pp. bibliography, index. Nearly new, one word note on crew list page, date stamping on endpaper. Else clean, square. Detailed, lively account of Nantucket's whaling industry with a focus on the 1820 shipwreck of the Essex, basis for the Herman Melville novel, Moby Dick. Includes journal entries left behind by cabin boy Thomas Nickerson, who later became a Nantucket innkeeper. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in..

$9.50

In Search Of Moby Dick: The Quest For The White Whale

By Tim Severin

NY: Da Capo Press, 2001. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. Reprint.. 212 pp. Close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. Severin recounts his journey through the South Pacific to deterrmine whether Melville's novel is based on true reports of a great whale. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.

$5.70

The Arctic Prairies

By Seton, Ernest Thompson

NY: HarperCollins, 1981. Book. Illus. by Seton, Ernest Thompson. Very Good. Trade Paperback. 1st Paperback Edition.. 415 pp., including nearly 100 pp. of appendices with lists of plants, mammals, birds etc observed on this exploration trip. Lightly used, light spine creasing. Light toning of text. No markings, binding firm. Subtitle: A canoe-journey of 2000 miles in search of the caribou; being the account of a voyage to the region north of Aylmer Lake. Seton writes in the first person about his six-month venture into the Canadian Northwest in 1907, undertaken with naturalist Edwin Preble. Many line drawings by Seton. Cover blurb states: ".we have Seton's exciting, often amusing, account.of visiting distant outposts of the Hudson Bay Company, hunting buffalo, working with Indians, battling mosquitoes, and finally reaching the treeless plains above the Arctic Circle." Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$15.20

Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon

By Verne, Jules

NY: A.L. Burt Book. Very Good. Cloth. Reprint.. 409 pp. Spine sunned, corners bumped, spine edges frayed, text clean, light pencil number on endpaper. Dark maroon cloth boards. Not dated, but spine label says it is part of A.L. Burt's Home Library series. Circa 1920? Includes a few engravings by various artists, including a frontispiece. Contains both parts of Verne's adventure novel about rafting on the Amazon -- Part 1, The Giant Raft; and Part II, The Cryptogram. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$23.75

Zeitoun
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Zeitoun

By Eggers, Dave

NY: Vintage (Random House), 2009. Book. Very Good +. Trade Paperback. 12th Printing.. 335 pp. Light wear, thumbed. No markings. Spine uncreased. Powerful account of an Arab-American couple displaced by Hurricane Katrina struggling with the disaster-relief bureaucracy in New Orleans. Size: 8mo -- 8 in Tall.

$7.60

Bless the Beasts and the Children

By Swarthout, Glendon

Garden City NY: Doubleday & Co., 1970. Book. Very Good. Boards. Book Club (BCE/BOMC).. 205 pp. Light spine slant, and a few corner creases. Text and endpapers clean. No jacket.Summer camp rejects band together to save buffalo from a slaughter, and find self-esteem under the leadership of 16-year-old camp counselor John Cotton. The author also wrote "They Came to Cordura" and "Where the Boys Are." Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$3.66

Great American Motorcycle Rides
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Great American Motorcycle Rides

By McKechnie, Gary

Emeryville, California: Avalon Travel, 2002. Book. Near Fine. Trade Paperback. 2nd Edition.. 419 pp. Close to new, no markings or creases. A selection of 20 motorcycle tours within the U.S., most of them within just one or two states. Includes motel, restaurant and attraction information, lists of resources for more details for each region. Examples of tours include Memphis to New Orleans; Miami to Key West; Berkshires; Black Hills; Blue Ridge; Cape Cod, Hudson Valley; Civil War battlefields; Taos to San Fe; Calistoga to Carmel. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$7.13

Beyond Innocence -- Autobiography in Letters, the Later Years
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Beyond Innocence -- Autobiography in Letters, the Later Years

By Goodall, Jane (Peterson, Dale, Ed)

NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Ex-Library. Good +. Cloth & Boards. First Edition.. 418 pp. Still close to new despite ex-library stampings. Mylar protector. 418 pp, plus 16 pp. glossy b&w photos. Volume 2 of a collection of Goodall's letters, covering 1966 ot 1990, including her divorce from Hugo van Lawick and death of her second husband, and her continuing on-site research into chimpanzee social life. Her letters are very descriptive of her moods and daily research, illuminating her survivor instincts. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$3.80

A Mountain Boyhood

By Mills, Joe

Lincoln, Nebraska: Bison Books, 1988. Book. Illus. by Comstock, Enos P.. Very Good. Trade Paperback. Repirnt.. 311 pp. Corners thumbed. Binding firm, spine uncreased. No markings. A first printing of a reproduction of the 1926 edition from J.H. Sears Co. A pioneer's account of life in the Estes Park region of the Colorado Rockies. Estes Park was just a crossroads in 1899, when young Joe Mills first saw Colorado's Front Range. A would-be Robinson Crusoe, Joe scaled peaks, watched wild animals, hunted and trapped, and roughed it in the1900-1930 period and later wrote about it for Boys Life magazine. Introduction and notes by James H Pickering of the University of Houston. Mills lived 1880 to 1935. Includes map of Longs Peak. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.

$8.55

Last of the Great Scouts: The Life Story of Col. William F. Cody

By Wetmore, Helen Cody

Harrisburg Pa.: Duluth Publishing/National Historical Society, 1994. Book. Very Good +. Cloth. Facsimile Reprint.. 295 pp. A facsimile reprint of the Duluth Publishing original edition of 1899. Light bumping of spine edges, else near fine. Lacks jacket. Clean text. No markings. The sister of "Buffalo Bill" gives a detailed account of Cody's boyhood, his adventures as an Army scout and Pony Express rider through Indian territories in the Old West, and his later show business career. Many anecdotes, told in Victorian prose. Part of the National Historical Society's "The West as it Was" series with an oval logo on front board. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in..

$11.40

Up the Shore : The Lighthouse Years

By Rourke, Bonnie, Ed

Toronto: Lynx Images, 2001. Book. Fine. Trade Papeback. Inscribed By Editor. 1st Edition.. 263 pp. with numerous b&w snapshot-type historical photos. Nearly new, spine uncreased, no markings.Small tear to bottom edge of p. 124. Inscribed by editor Bonnie Rourke "To a light keeper, a friend of the light, Bonnie Rourke." A collection of writings and newspaper columns by Rourke's late mother, Juanita, about the family's life as lighthouse keepers on Lake Huron and Ontario's Georgian Bay during the 1956-68 period. With chronology. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall.

$19.00

Two Years Before the Mast

By Dana, Richard Henry Jr.

NY: Heritage Press, 1947. Book. Illus. by Mueller, Hans Alexander.. Very Good +. Decorative Cloth. Reprint.. 346 pp. Illustration of cityscape and harbor printed on beige cloth. Two-color or illustrations throughout text. Detailed introduction and commentary on Dana's life by William McFee, plus author's preface. Text clean. Endpapers lightlty toned. Lightly rubbed corners. Slipcase missing. Size: 4to -- 10.5 In.

$14.25

Underground City, or The Child of the Cavern

By Vesey-Fitzgerald, Brian, et. Al.

Chicago: John C. Winston Co. Book. Very Good. Embossed Cloth. Reprint.. 246 pp. Translated by W.H.G. Kingston. Dark green cover embossed with red acorns and titling, and pastedown sticker illustration showing people walking along a village lane. No publication date, possibly circa 1930. Novel was first published in France in 1877. Tale of a man who discovers a family living in a Scottish mine. Corners bumped, moderate foxing on endpapers. Text clean. Binding firm. Cloth on upper spine has a 2-inch slit. No jacket. Size: 8vo.

$23.75

Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South
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Antarctic Odyssey: Endurance and Adventure in the Farthest South

By Collier, Graham; Collier, Patricia Graham

NY: Carroll & Graf Pub, 1999. Book. Near Fine. Cloth. First US Edition.. Nearly new, previous owner's embossed seal on endpaper, no other markings. 194 pp. on glossy stock, 57 photos and illustrations and 9 maps. The Collier husband-and-wife team circumnavigates Antarctica, retracing the routes of early explorers including Amundsen, Shackleton, Worsley, Priestly and others. Maps are especially helpful in appreciating their exploits. A reprint of a UK edition. Size: 4to -- 11.25 in Tall.

$13.30

Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel (The Natural History Library)
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Return to Laughter: An Anthropological Novel (The Natural History Library)

By Bowen, Elenore Smith

NY: Anchor (Doubleday), 1964. Book. Good +. Mass Market Paperback. 28th Printing.. 297 pp. Several lower page corners thumbed and creased. Text clean. Binding sturdy. Bowen (pen name of anthropologist Laura Bohannan) writes a novel about her first year of field work with an indigenous tribe in West Africa.Introduction by sociologist David Reisman. Part of the American Museum of Natural History series. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall.

$5.70

Michael Strogoff, or The Courier of the Czar

By Verne, Jules

NY: A.L. Burt Co. Book. Very Good. Cloth & Boards. Reprint.. 361 pp., plus 7 pp. rear advertising matter. Scarlet cloth, sunned on spine, light rippling on front cover, bumped corners. Small whitish smudge on rear cover. Previous owner's name in pencil on endpaper. Frontispiece. Binding firm. Gilt on top edge. No publication date but likely 1900 -- listed at 75 cents in publisher's catalog in rear pages. Part of the Burt's Home Library series. Text still fairly bright. Tale of a czar's messenger making his way through Siberia. Size: 8v0 -- 7.5 In Tall.

$11.40

The Steam House

By Verne, Jules

NY: Charles Scibner's Sons, 1907. Book. Very Good. Cloth. Uniform Edition.. Includes Part I, The Demon of Cawnpore, 262 pp., and Part II Tigers and Traitors, 257 pp. Red buckram-type cloth with black horizontal decorative bands. Dozens of full-page engraved illustrations including frontispiece "The fanatics sprang up." A few light-colored bleached out spots on rear cover, spine faded, but embossed design and faint gilt still visible. Rear hinge starting. Gilt all edge but soiled and darkened. Text clean, with a few foxing marks. No writing. Edge rubbing on spine and lower edge. Photos available upon request. Size: 8vo -- 8 in High.

$66.50

Five Weeks in a Balloon

By Verne, Jules

London: George Routledge & Sons Book. Good. Cloth. Later Printing.. 249 pp., plus 4 pp. of advertising matter at rear. No publication date but likely circa 1920. Grey green cover with stamped art nouveau design -- oval shape encompassing a villa, flanked by two torches, additional torch design on spine. Light rubbing on lower spine. Text heavily toned especially on outer margin, but clean, title page detached, laid in. Frontispiece showing two men hanging onto a hot-air balloon. A later edition of Verne's first novel, an adventure story of exploration in Africa. Size: 12mo -- 7.5 In Tall.

$19.00

Moby-Dick
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Moby-Dick

By Melville, Herman

NY: Barnes & Noble, 1993. Book. As New. Cloth & Boards. Reprint -- 10th Printing.. 479 pp. Handsome Barnes & Noble reprint of the classic, in as-new, gift-quality condition. No markings. The full text is here, but there are no illustrations or editor's notes. Size: 8vo --8.5 In..

$9.50

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