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The Places in Between

By Stewart, Rory

UK: Picador The Places in Between by Stewart is some 324 crisp pp & less than 500g to post. In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following. Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 19.5 Cm.

$11.23

Travelling with Che Guevara: the making of a Revolutionary

By GRANado, Alberto

UK: Pimlico, 2003. Travelling with Che Guevara: the making of a revolutionary is 200+ pp with a chronology at rear, less than 500g. An account of Che Guevara and Alberto Granado's eight-month tour of South America in 1952. In 1952 Alberto Granado, a young doctor, and his friend Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student from a distinguished Buenos Aires family, decided to explore their continent. They set off from Cordoba in Argentina on a Norton 500cc motorbike and traveled through Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. The duo's adventures vary from the suspenseful (stowing away on a cargo ship, exploring Incan ruins) to the comedic (falling in love, drinking, fighting...) to the serious (volunteering as firemen and at a leper colony). They worked as day laborers along the wayas soccer coaches, medical assistants, and furniture movers. The poverty and exploitation of the native population started the process that was to turn Ernestothe debonair, fun-loving studentinto Che, the revolutionary who had a profound impact on the history of several nations. Originally published in Spanish in Cuba in 1978.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 18 Cm.

$8.42

Blue Highways: A Journey Into America

By William Least Heat Moon

Picador, 1984. reviewer >> 'When Least Heat-Moon lost his job in a college in Missouri, he got a half-ton Ford van, packed a few necessaries, including Leaves of Grass and Neihardt's Black Elk Speaks, and set out to follow the track of various ancestors and write a book about America. The book is called Blue Highways and it is a masterpiece ... Least Heat-Moon has a genius for finding people who have not even found themselves, exploring their lives, capturing their language, and recreating little (or big) worlds, or moments. In short, he makes America seem new, in a very special way, and its people new. Blue Highways is a magnificent and unique tour.' Robert Penn Warren 'Least Heat-Moon is a witty, generous, sophisticated and democratic observer. His modesty, his subtle, kindly humour, and his uncanny gift for catching good people at good moments makes Blue Highways a joy to read.' Annie Dillard 412pp + map & index. Paperback. Good/None issued. 20cm.

$5.62

With Malice Toward Some

By Halsey, Margaret

Hamish Hamilton, 1939. With Malice Toward Some by Margaret Halsey is 276pp & over 500g. The binding's still sound but a few pages have been (as another seller wisely commented) over-opened, thank god it wasn't a paperback. reviewer says >>> Peg Halsey travels to England for her husband's year-long teaching position at Exeter, with stops in Sweden, Norway, and Paris. She has a modern American perspective (as of 1938, when it was written) and she can't help criticizing the people, food, architecture, and landscapes. It's obvious she's well-educated, progressive, liberal, and while she has the ability to argue with the best of them, she also has the tact to bow out before a situation occurs. >>> A very funny book, almost too funny. I found that I had to put it down after a hour of reading and take it up the next day to do the same. One hour of humor a day is enough for me plus the neighbors would start to wonder about all the out loud laughing coming from me alone in the house. . Hard Boards. Good/No Jacket. Illus. by Harold Hailstone. 22.5cm.

$5.62

Firth of Clyde

By MacBride, Mackenzie

Adam & Charles Black, Ltd, 1911. The Firth of Clyde one of the Beautiful Britain series, less than 500g, 65pp, lovely pencil landscape endpapers, gorgeous watercolour plates with one tipped in. Pictorial plate on the cover with a stylish impressed patterning on the blue boards. There are two gift inscriptions, one dated 1919 & one 1999 (in my imagination I like to think they're from the same family). Sections include Glasgow & the shipyards, Cowral Glens,Dunoon & Hunter's Quay, the hebrides & a few the more. Buy the book & release your inner kiltness.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/None issued. 23 Cm.

$31.59

EDWARD WILSON OF THE ANTARCTIC (Naturalist and Friend)

By Seaver George

John Murray, London, 1959. The biography of Dr. Edward Wilson, who died on the epic South Polar exploration with Robert Falcon Scott and Lawrence Edward Oates, illustrates the remarkable achievements of "this noble hearted Englishman". 310 pp & over 500g to post.. Hard Cover. Good/Good/Fair. Illus. by Introduction By Apsley Cheery-Garrard. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.02

Twelve Days in Persia: Across the Mountains with the Bakhtiari Tribe

By Sackville-West, Vita

UK: Tauris Parke Twelve Days in Persia: Across the Mountains with the Bakhtiari Tribe by Vita Sackville-West is 143 pristine pp, centre photo section & less than 500g to post. A year after Vita Sackville-West first travelled to Iran - a journey described in the classic Passenger to Teheran - she returned to the land that had so captured her imagination. For twelve days, with her husband and three friends, she embarked on a difficult and often dangerous journey through the rugged and wildly-beautiful Bakhtiari Mountains of south-western Iran. It was a landscape that affected Sackville-West profoundly, inspiring what is arguably some of her most lyrical prose; in the same year she wrote her acclaimed poem, The Land. Interwoven with her magical descriptions of the landscape, she also wrote of her encounters with the Bakhtiari tribe as they embarked on their epic annual migration. The way of life of the Bakhtiari, a people claiming descent from Fereydun, hero of the Shahnameh, has now all but disappeared, the result of persecution by Reza Shah and the encroachments and temptations of modernity. Sackville-West's descriptions of their everyday life are thus a valuable and illuminating portrayal a vanished world. A book that reveals as much about its author as the country through which she travelled, Twelve Days in Persia is a classic of travel writing on Iran and a must-have for all Bloomsbury devotees.. Paperback. Excellent/None issued. 19.5 Cm.

$13.34

Voyage to Desolation Island

By Kauffmann, Jean-Paul

Harvill Press, 2001. Voyage to Desolation Island by Jean-Paul Kauffmann - Kauffmann, the author and literary explorer, follows in the footsteps of the eighteenth-century sailor Yves-Joseph Kerguelen, who gave his name to the archipelago he discovered in the southern Indian Ocean. It remains part of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories. When he made his discover, Kerguelen was convinced he had found Hell and could not bring himself to go ashore. It was left to Captain Cook two years later to set foot on the principal landmass, to name it Desolation Island and its grey beach Christmas Harbour, and to describe the towering black arch that would later astound every sailor who saw it. Where better than in this isolated spot to plumb the depths of one's own solitude? A truly desolate place, littered with the abandoned, wind-and-rain-lashed remnants of failed expeditions; its weather treacherous, capricious, unforgiving. But there are those who have adapted to the harsh conditions of Desolation Island as successfully as its unique flora and fauna. Why are there so many scientists here? What are they up to? And what is the shadow hanging over the reputation of Yves-Joseph Kerguelen? How did he disgrace himself? These are but some of the questions Kauffmann asks as he explores one of the loneliest points on the globe in his own quest to see for himself and famous arch of Kerguelen. 177 crisp pp & less than 500g to post.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Very Good. 22.5cm.

$23.16

CONRAD MARTENS Journal of a Voyage from England to Australia 1833-35

By Organ Michael Transcript By

Australia: State Library of NSW Press, 1994. This is the recorded Journal of Conrad Martens and transcripted by Michael Organ. Conrad Martens describes his voyage from England to Australia via South America and the Pacific Islands aboard HMS Hyacinth, Indus, HMS Beagle, Peruvian and Black Warrior. . 1st Thus. Card Cover. Very Good. 29cm.

$84.23

Easter in Sicily

By Kubly, Herbert

Victor Gollancz, 1956. This is a spiritual and artistic journey, with passages of fine description and character analysis, not only of persons but of a people. For Kubly, Sicily is a place of heaven and hell, a large and actual playing out of the contrast that marks itself in such terms as pagan and Christian, spring and winter, Persephone and Fluto, birth and death. Mr. Kubly's eye is first and foremost on the people. His descriptions of them form complete and often gem-like essays. 248pp & less than 500g to post, faults? cover held together by hope.. Hardcover. Good/Poor. 22.5cm.

$7.02

The Splendour of Israel

By PAYNE, ROBERT

UK: The Travel Book Club, 1963. The Splendour of Israel by PAYNE is less than 500g to post & 192pp. An interesting virtual tour of historical Israel through Jerusalem, Nazareth, the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv, etc.. Hardcover. Good/No Jacket. 19.5 Cm.

$4.21

A PICTURE HISTORY OF GREAT DISCOVERIES

By Hutton Clarke

Oxford University Press, London, 1961. One for the collector with wonderful illustrations and a nice touch by the previous owner with handwritten attached list of contents.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 29cm.

$28.08

FLASHMAN ON THE MARCH

By Fraser George MacDonald

Harper Collins, London, 2005. Another of Fraser's brilliant adventures, this time to a remote unknown kingdom in Africa.. 1st UK. Hard Cover. Excellent/Excellent. 25cm. Book Weighs Over 500gms.

$34.39

THE ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STEAM & RAIL.

By Garratt, Colin & Wade-Mattyhew, Max

Lorenz Books, 1998. This huge book (nearly 2.5kgs packed for post) looks at the early beginnings of steam power to today's high-speed passenger trains. The book covers nearly two centuries of locomotive and railway development. Divided into several sections; birth, growth, present and then sections on world rail experiences from the Americas, Europe, Asia & the Pacific. This book is the coming together of an earlier two volume set. Written by experts in the field and illustrated with over 1500 photographs, this is an exhaustive reference work to the world's most remarkable locomotive engines and railways, and is a book to inspire rail enthusiast and armchair traveller alike. 512 crisp white pp of steamy info.. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Excellent/Very Good/No Jacket. 30.5cm.

$30.18

Pictures from the Water Trade: An Englishman in Japan

By Morley, John David

Andre Deutsch, 1985. 259pp & 700g to post. First published in 1985, Pictures from the Water Trade brought Morley instant international acclaim as a vivid stylist. Now recognized as a classic work, this incisive portrait of Japanese society investigates a nation whose deeper proclivities remain veiled behind cliches cherished in the West. (If you're a fan of Lafcadio Hearn's writing then this is a like addition). 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 24.5cm.

$14.04

The Golden Calm - an English Lady's Life in Moghul Delhi

By Kaye M.M. - Edited By

New York: The Viking Press, 1980. The reminiscences of Emily, Lady Clive Bayley, of her life in Moghul Delhi. The text is supported by numerous colour plates taken from Lady Emily's fathers "Delhie Book". 217 crisp pp & just over a kilo to post.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Excellent/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.63

Stephanie's feasts and Stories

By Alexander, Stephanie

Allen & Unwin, 1988. Feasts and stories draws on a very broad palate, from settings in countries as varied as France, Italy, England, Greece, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia. It celebrates eating and food, how people live, what makes their life exciting, and how food is linked to events of significance. It demonstrates Stephanie's interest in both understanding traditional ethnic boundaries and in absoring culinary details of various cultures into what is her own very personal style. 305 crisp pp with nice photography & lineart as well. 2 pp have been folded & unfolded approx 1.1kg packed for post.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good/Good. 25 Cm.

$15.44

The Lost Camels of Tartary: A Quest Into Forbidden China

By Hare, John

UK: Little Brown & Company, 1998. The Lost Camels of Tartary: A Quest Into Forbidden China by John Hare has 256 pages, a central photo section & is 700g packed to post. This narrative reveals the author's experiences on three expeditions to the Mongolian and Chinese Gobi Deserts, in search of the mysterious wild Bactrian camel. They include a 30-day walk in the Kum Tagh sand dunes and his experience as the first foreigner to cross the Gashun Gobi from north to south.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 24cm.

$19.65

MY KENYA DAYS

By Thesiger Wilfred

Harper Collins, London, 1994. Wilfred Thesiger is one of the 20th Century's greatest travellers and explorers. His books Arabian Sands and The Marsh Arabs have been hailed as classics of modern travel writing. This work, which follows on from his bestselling autobiography, The Life of my Choice, provides a compelling record of Thesiger's thirty years in Kenya. Lavishly illustrated with his own photographs, the book contains superb evocations of Kenya's vanishing tribal heritage, of the dramatic landscapes of Thesiger's journeys and intimately portrays his Samburu companions and surrounds at Maralal where he mad his home.. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Excellent/Excellent. 25cm.

$21.06

TRAVELS WITH A TANGERINE   A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah
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TRAVELS WITH A TANGERINE A Journey in the Footnotes of Ibn Battutah

By Mackintish-Smith Tim

John Murray, London, 2001. Tim Mackintosh-Smith explores the first stage of Ibn Battutah's journey from Tangier to Constantinople. . 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Excellent/Excellent. 24 Cm. Book Weighs Over 500gms.

$24.57

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