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What Am I Doing Here

by Bruce Chatwin

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Published
1990
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First Edition
ISBN
9780140115772
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Penguin, USA, 1990. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Very good plus, light edge and corner wear, light wear on covers. In this collection of profiles, essays and travel stories, Chatwin takes us to Benin, where he is arrested as a mercenary during a coup; to Boston to meet an LSD guru who believes he is Christ; to India with Indira Ghandi… Read more
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In Patagonia

by Bruce Chatwin

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Published
1988
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Very Good
Edition
4th printing
ISBN
9780140112917
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Penguin, USA, 1988. 4th trade paperback printing. Condition: Very good, light edge and corner wear, scuff mark on front cover. An exhilarating look at a place that still retains the exotic mystery of a far-off, unseen land, Bruce Chatwin's exquisite account of his journey through Patagonia teems with evocative descriptions, remarkable bits of history, and unforgettable anecdotes. Fueled by an unmistakable… Read more
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The Viceroy of Ouidah

by Bruce Chatwin

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Near Fine
Edition
9th printing
ISBN
9780330266130
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CA$3.75

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Picador/Pan, London UK. 9th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, price sticker on rear cover. In 1812, Francisco Manoel da Silva, escaping a life of poverty in Brazil, sailed to the African kingdom of Dahomey, determined to make his fortune in the slave trade. Armed with nothing but an iron will, he became a man of substance… Read more
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The Yage Letters

by William S Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg

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Published
1988
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Very Good+
Edition
3rd printing
ISBN
9780872860049
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CA$9.81

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City Lights, San Francisco, CA, 1988. 3rd trade paperback printing. Condition: Very good plus, very light corner wear, price sticker residue on front cover, light toning. An early epistolary novel by William Burroughs, whose 1951 account of himself as as junkie, published under the pseudonym William Lee, ended "Yage may be the final fix". In letters to Allen Ginsberg his journey… Read more
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The Art Of Travel

by Alain de Botton

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Published
2003
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780140276626
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Penguin, London, 2003. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Near fine, very light edge amd corner wear. Any Baedeker will tell us where we ought to travel, but only Alain de Botton will tell us how and why. With the same intelligence and insouciant charm he brought to How Proust Can Save Your Life, de Botton considers the pleasures of anticipation; the… Read more
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Neither Here Nor There: Travels in Europe

by Bill Bryson

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Published
1998
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Very Good+
Edition
2nd printing
ISBN
9780385257565
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Doubleday Canada, Toronto, 1998. 2nd trade paperback edition. Condition: Very good plus, light edge and corner wear. Bill Bryson's first travel book, The Lost Continent, was unanimously acclaimed as one of the funniest books in years. In Neither Here nor There he brings his unique brand of humour to bear on Europe as he shoulders his backpack, keeps a tight hold… Read more
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Notes from a Small Island

by Bill Bryson

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Published
1998
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Near Fine
Edition
2nd printing
ISBN
9780771017049
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McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1998. 2nd trade printing. Condition: Near fine, very light edge and corner wear. "Suddenly, in the space of a moment, I realized what it was that I loved about Britain-which is to say, all of it." After nearly two decades spent on British soil, Bill Bryson - bestselling author of The Mother Tongue and Made in America-decided to… Read more
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Their Heads Are Green and Their Hands Are Blue

by Paul Bowles

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Published
1991
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Near Fine
Edition
4th printing
ISBN
9780880013017
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Ecco Press, New York, 1991. 4th trade paperback printing. Condition: Near fine, light edge wear. Their Heads are Green and their Hands are Blue is an engaging collection of eight travel essays. Except for one essay on Central America, all of these pieces are concerned with locations in the Hindu, Buddhist, or Islamic worlds. A superb and observant traveler, Paul Bowles… Read more
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Days: Tangier Journal 1987-1989

by Paul Bowles

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Published
1992
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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9780880012829
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Ecco Press, Hopewell NJ, 1992. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Near fine, very light edge wear, price sticker on rear cover. Between 1987 and 1989, Paul Bowles, at the suggestion of a friend, kept a journal to record the daily events of his life. What emerges is not only just a record of the meals, conversations, and health concerns of the… Read more
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No Other Country

by Al Purdy

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Published
1977
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Mcclelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1977. First edition. Condition: Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Dust jacket has light edge wear and light bumping at corners, Very light soiling on covers. Signed and inscribed by Purdy, to Bruce Whitman. Al Purdy loved this country and travelled it extensively, by freight train, by airplane, driving a camper and on foot. His paternal… Read more
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Lice

by Blaise Cendrars

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Published
1973
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Peter Owen, London, 1973. First edition. Condition: Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Book has very light bumps at corners. Dust jacket has edge and corner wear, spine has light creasing, light soiling on rear cover, price clipped. Born in Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, in 1887, Blaise Cendrars ran away from home when he was just fifteen to work for a… Read more
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Planus

by Blaise Cendrars

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Published
1972
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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Peter Owen, London, 1972. First edition. Condition: Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Book has very light bumps at corners. Dust jacket has light edge and corner wear, slight creasing at spine, light soiling on rear cover, price clipped. Planus is the second book of a remarkable autobiographical series written by Blaise Cendrars to be published in English. Like… Read more
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The Astonished Man

by Blaise Cendrars

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Published
1970
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Peter Owen, London, 1970. First edition. Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. Book has very light bumping at corners. Dust jacket has light edge wear and nicks, spine has light creasing, light soiling on rear cover, price clipped. The extraordinary and much-requested first volume of Cendrars' autobiography, this account chronicles the author's exploits in the Foreign Legion—including the loss… Read more
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Bill Bryson's African Diary

by Bill Bryson

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Published
2002
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780767915069
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Broadway Books, New York, 2002. First edition. Condition: Near fine, slight edge wear, price sticker on rear cover. In the early fall of 2002, famed travel Writer Bill Bryson journeyed to Kenya at the invitation of CARE International, the charity dedicated to working with local communities to eradicate poverty around the world. He arrived with a set of mental images of… Read more
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Falling in Honey

by Jennifer Barclay

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Published
2014
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First Edition
ISBN
9781402285103
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Sourcebooks, Naperville, 2014. First paperback edition. Condition: Very good plus, light wear and corner creasing, price sticker on rear cover. Breathtaking ocean views, tranquil beaches, delicious food, and warmhearted people...these are just a few of the reasons why Jennifer Barclay loves the Greek islands. But her dreams of living there full-time seem out of reach, until a break-up turns her world… Read more
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First Impressions of Greece

by Henry Miller

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Published
1973
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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Capra Press, Santa Barbara, 1973. First, signed edition. Condition: Near fine in near fine clear acetate dust jacket as issued.The books has a slight dust shadow along spine else fine. Signed and numbered edition, number 228 of 250 copies. Full black cloth with inset illustration to front cover, blind-stamped outline of an eye. Tipped in picture of Miller after the… Read more
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Oasis De Piedra; Una Mirada a Baja California Sur

by Miguel Angel de la Cueva (photographs) and Bruce Berger (text)

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Published
2008
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9786079500702
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Planeta Peninsula, La Paz Mexico, 2008. First edition. Condition: Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Dust jacket has edge wear and nicks, small crease at top left corner near spine. Beautiful coffee-table photography book. English subtitle, a mirror on Baja California Sur, this book is lavishly illustrated with wonderful photographs of the landscapes of Baja. In Spanish.
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The Last Train to Zona Verde

by Paul Theroux

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Published
2014-05-13
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Near Fine
ISBN
9780544227934
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, New York, 2014. 3rd printing. Condition: Near fine softcover, very slight edge nicks. From the publisher: Over a decade ago, Paul Theroux's best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider's look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train to Zona Verde, he returns to discover how both he… Read more
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Figures In a Landscape

by Theroux, Paul

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Published
2019
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9781328592781
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Mariner, Boston, 2019. First trade paperback edition. Condition: Near fine softcover, very slight edge wear. From the publisher: Paul Theroux's latest collection applies his signature curiosity to a life lived as much as in reading as on the road. In this writerly tour de force, travel essays take us to Ecuador, Zimbabwe, and Hawaii, to name a few. Gems of literary… Read more
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Mirrors of the Unseen

by Jason Elliot

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Published
2006
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Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780312301910
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St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. First edition. Condition: Near fine, dust jacket has very light edge creases. From the publisher: A fascinating journey through the history, land, and hidden culture of Iran past and present, by one of the world's most perceptive travellers...
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