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Gregory's National Parks of New South Wales

By Anita Ray & Fiona Egan

Gregory's Publishing Company, 2000. Gregory's National Parks of New South Wales - 0ver 500g, 300+ pp. Published by Gregory's Publishing Company, Australia (2000) Key maps, list of parks, reserves, historic & aboriginal sites, greater metro, NE, SE, Central & Outback. Info by Nat Parks & Wildlife. 4th Edition. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 25 Cm.

$20.42

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.

$31.36

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.

$14.58

Italian Days

By Harrison, Barbara Grizzuti

Ticknor & Fields, 1989. 477pp & approx 800g packed to post. reviewer says >> "Italian Days" is one of the richest and most absorbing travel books written--a journey that traverses the Italian peninsula and immerses readers in a culture which provides the reader with a definition of the good life. "Harrison's wonderful journal will make you update your passport and dream of subletting your job, home, etc. . . . "--"Glamour". and >> ...love the way the author captures the spirit and culture of Italy.. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 22.5cm.

$18.23

El Escorial The Monastery and the Prince's and Infants Little Houses

By Serrano, Matilde Lopez

Patrimonio Nacional, 1977. 224pp with colour pix throughout, less than 500g to post, an extensive well documented guide to this historic grouping.. 9th Edition. Card Cover. Very Good/None issued. 17.5cm.

$7.29

A CURIOUS LIFE FOR A LADY The Story of Isabella Bird, Traveller Extraordinary

By Barr Pat

Penguin, UK, 1985. When in 1872 at the age of forty, the rather earnest daughter of a country parson abandoned the rectory nest and began her pioneering journeys to some of the most inhospitable corners of the world, she was aware that she was escaping the frustrations and shackles of Victorian middle class life. As she remarked "travellers are privileged to do the most improper things".. Card Cover. Good. 20cm.

$10.94

Tuscan Cookbook

By Beer, Maggie & Alexander, Stephanie

Melbourne: Viking, 1998. What a treat this is, 224 sumptuous pp - the art/photography throughout should really put this into our art category rather than cooking but .... Beer & Alexander need no intro & their food passion is a joy in this quality production. Faults? only that I have to sell it rather than keep it, grrrr! approx 1.5kg packed weight.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Illus. by Simon Griffiths (photos).

$27.71

The Yacht Navigator's Handbook

By Dahl, Norman

UK: Ward Lock, 1983. 200 ship-shape pp, 900g packed in a lifebelt for post. This practical handbook covers all the techniques of navigation that most yachtsmen are likely to need in order to conduct their vessels from one place to another safely and accurately. Contains information on: The instruments The charts and books needed and how to use them; How to keep track of a yacht's position The various different position-finding techniques The effects of the weather and tides on the yacht's position; Radio aids The principles of astronomical navigation. review>> Wondering how to use that Sextant you have on your shelf? Need to do some dead reckoning? Don't know the difference between diurnal and semi-diurnal tides? . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 25 Cm.

$23.33

The world the world

By Lewis, Norman

UK: Picador, 1997. 293 crisp pp, less than 500g for post. Norman Douglas is indeed interesting & if you enjoyed his "asides" you'll definitely like Norman Lewis. The range of his memoir is wide and includes adventures in Italy (the scene of Naples '44), Sicily (location of his bestselling The Honored Society), Brazil (where he was the first to expose genocide in Amazonia), India (A Goddess in the Stones), Indonesia (An Empire of the East), Burma (Golden Earth), Indochina (A Dragon Apparent), and Cuba (reminiscences of Ian Fleming, Ernest Hemingway, Fidel Castro). review >>> Lewis begins this volume with a description of a chance encounter in the elegant dining car of a train in pre-war Italy, which would lead to a friendship spanning decades. This familiar Lewis combination of a world now disappeared and the importance of genuine friendships, all described in his economic but intensly lyrical style make for a book that is truly engrossing. This book should be required reading on every journalist's training course, if nothing else for its language which is throughout both simple and scintillating. . Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 19.5cm.

$13.13

The world the world

By Lewis, Norman

UK: Random House, 1996. Norman Douglas is indeed interesting & if you enjoyed his "asides" you'll definitely like Norman Lewis. The range of his memoir is wide and includes adventures in Italy (the scene of Naples '44), Sicily (location of his bestselling The Honored Society), Brazil (where he was the first to expose genocide in Amazonia), India (A Goddess in the Stones), Indonesia (An Empire of the East), Burma (Golden Earth), Indochina (A Dragon Apparent), and Cuba (reminiscences of Ian Fleming, Ernest Hemingway, Fidel Castro). review >>> Lewis begins this volume with a description of a chance encounter in the elegant dining car of a train in pre-war Italy, which would lead to a friendship spanning decades. This familiar Lewis combination of a world now disappeared and the importance of genuine friendships, all described in his economic but intensly lyrical style make for a book that is truly engrossing. This book should be required reading on every journalist's training course, if nothing else for its language which is throughout both simple and scintillating. NB photo is of our Picador book.. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 23.5cm.

$16.04

Loire Gastronomique

By Walden, Hilaire

UK: Conran Octopus, 1992. 160 pp of mouth watering delight. approx 800g packed for post Foreword by Anne Willan. Here's a review >>> This is a beautiful travelogue and cook-book that immerses the reader into the culture, customs and cuisine of this beautiful region of castles, wine and food. Loire GastronomiqueYou will want to visit the beauiful towns and the recipes will inspire you to cook. They feature the typical country food of the region, are authentic and easy to follow, but most of all, delicious!. Hardcover. Excellent/Good. Illus. by Michelle Garrett (photograhy). 23.5cm.

$16.04

Barrow's Boys

By Fleming, Fergus

UK: Granta Books, 1998. Our book from Edinburgh lib, usual stamps/stickers 489pp & an ice block over one kilo for post to you. Barrow's Boysis a spellbinding account of perilous journeys to uncharted areas under the most challenging conditions. Fergus Fleming captures the passion for exploration that led a band of men into situations that would humble today's bravest adventurers. After the Napoleonic wars, John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty, launched the most ambitious exploration program the world has ever seen. For the next thirty years, his teams of elite naval officers went on missions to fill the blanks that littered the atlases of the day. While many of the journeys failed, Barrow and his men ultimately opened Africa to the world, discovered Antarctica, and pried apart the mandibles of the Arctic. Many of the missions are considered the greatest in history, but have never before been collected into one volume that captures the full sweep of Barrow's program. review>>> If you like reading about exploration this is a great book for you. Fleming details how certain expeditions were approved and then what happened on them. It is history at its best. I really enjoyed this book. . Hardcover. Very Good/Good/Good. 24.5cm. Ex-Library.

$17.50

French Leave

By Race, John Burton

UK: Ebury Press, 2003. Faults? a crease on p1,2 & 3 (corner fold) o/wise it's all good! Escaping the stresses and strains of everyday life is something many of us can only dream of. But for two Michelin star chef John Burton Race the dream became a reality when he swapped the pressures of running a highly successful London restaurant for a farmhouse in south-west France. French Leave is a memoir of his year there. The result is a warm and witty portrayal of the French and their way of life and the fantastic collection of recipes developed and discovered while there. review >>> I love the setting of this book and the lifestyle they take on for a couple of years. it is more about that than the recipes but an enjoyable read. 304 baker-white pp & about 1200g packed for post to you. The endpapers are close-ups of Spanish onions & make you want the book right from the get go.. Hardcover. Excellent - Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Pia Tryde (photos). 25cm.

$21.88

The Advanced Backpacker A Handbook for Year Round, Long-Distance Hiking

By Townsend, Chris

USA: Ragged Mountain Press, 2001. The Advanced Backpacker is an invaluable fusion of expert information and unlimited inspiration, featuring detailed discussions of everything from finding routes and choosing locations to planning, financing, equipping, and supplying oneself for the long haul. Offering readers unprecedented insight into the extensive preparations required to develop the body and psyche of a long-distance hiker, Townsend addresses the specifics of hiking in all climates, from deserts and mountains to the arctic tundra and the tropics. 262 perfect pp (has never been in a backpack as far as I can tell, though maybe an armchair) approx 700g packed for post, if you ask nicely I'll send it in a mini-backpack. This book might be a good accompaniment to our book "Casper the Commuting Cat".. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 23.5cm.

$20.42

A thousand miles in the Rob Roy Canoe on rivers and lakes of Europe

By MacGregor, J

London: Samson Low Marston & Co John MacGregor, aka Rob Roy - The first ever recreational paddler. Looking back on the history of paddling, MacGregor seems to be the first paddler who recorded his adventures on paper and who went out on the water with the primary goal of pure enjoyment. Later in his life he also helped found the first ever paddling association, the Royal Canoe Club of England. checkout paddleworlddcomfor a fascinating snapshot of the author's life & of course paddles. 255pp plus a catalogue of titles running to several pp, covers red boards with an illust of galleons in battle in black ink, smaller version on spine, initial & final pages spotty but internals clean, no date tough author info on 3rd p lists his as Captain of Royal Canoe Club so I guess post 1873. No map.. Hardcover. Fair/None issued. 18 Cm.

$29.17

RAGGLE-TAGGLE; Adventures with a Fiddle in Hungary and Roumania

By Starkie Walter

John Murray Publishers, London, 1935. Good condition, foxing to first/last half doz pp, otherwise good copy of this interesting travel book which includes travel in Hungary and Roumania. Great sewn-in binding for this 399 p travelaholic's icon. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.67

Place Matters gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia

By Morgan, Susan

USA: Rutgers Uni Press, 1996. Susan Morgan's study of materials and regions previously neglected in contemporary postcolonial studies begins with the transforming premise that "place matters." Concepts derived from writings about one area of the world cannot simply be transposed to another area, in some sort of global theoretical move. Moreover, place in the discourse of Victorian imperialism is a matter of gendered as well as geographic terms. Morgan makes extensive use of theorists whose work on imperialism in Southeast Asia is unfamiliar to most American academics. This vivid examination of a different region and different writings emphasizes that in Victorian literature there was no monolithic imperialist location, authorial or geographic. The very notion of a "colony" or an "imperial presence" in Southeast Asia is problematic. Morgan is concerned with marking the intersections of particular Victorian imperial histories and constructions of subjectivity. She argues that specific places in Southeast Asia have distinctive, and differing, masculine imperial rhetorics. It is within these specific rhetorical contexts that women's writings, including their moments of critique, can be read. 600g + 345 perfect pp. Papeback. Very Good/None issued. 22cm.

$18.23

IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY
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IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY

By Bryson Bill

Broadway Books, New York, 2000. inscription in front, "Bill Bryson takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond the beaten tourist path...". First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$15.31

French Leave Encore

By Binns, Richard

UK: Chiltern House, 1992. Providing insights into the hotels, restaurants, menu terms and 22 regions of France, this fifth edition has been re-written and extended. It includes detailed descriptions of more than 850 hotels and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, and an 80-page section of several dozen chapters, with maps, on themes such as wild flowers, gardens, fishing and golfing. 2500 menu terms, wines and cheeses are translated and explained. All the research, editing and cartography has been carried out personally by the author. 480 wonderfully presented pages.. Pictorial Boards. Excellent/None issued. 19.5cm.

$8.75

Exploration Fawcett
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Exploration Fawcett

By Fawcett, Col PH

UK: Phoenix, 2001. The disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in the Matto Grosso remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of today. In 1925 Fawcett was convinced that he had discovered the location of a lost city; he had set out with two companions, one of whom was his eldest son, to destination 'Z', never to be heard of again. His younger son, Brian Fawcett, has compiled this book from letters and records left by his father whose last written words to his wife were: 'You need have no fear of any failure...' This thrilling and mysterious account of Fawcett's ten years of travels in deadly jungles and forests in search of a secret city was compiled from manuscripts, letters and logbooks by his son. 312pp n great order. Papeback. Excellent/None issued. Illus. by BRIan Fawcett. 23.5cm.

$10.94

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