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Diary of an Idle Woman in Constantinople ... With map and illustrations.

By Frances Elliot

New York: D. Appleton, 1893. First American Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Later printing. Light shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, next to last page (417-18) is loose. Mrs. Elliot's last and scarcest "Idle Woman" title. Perhaps also the most interesting. From Wikipedia: "Frances Minto Elliot (1820–1898) was a prolific English writer, primarily of non-fiction works on the social history of Italy, Spain, and France and travelogues. She also wrote three novels and published art criticism and gossipy, sometimes scandalous, sketches for The Art Journal, Bentley's Miscellany, and The New Monthly Magazine, often under the pseudonym, "Florentia". Largely forgotten now, she was very popular in her day, with multiple re-printings of her books in both Europe and the United States. Elliot had a wide circle of literary friends including Charles Dickens, Anthony Trollope and Wilkie Collins. Collins dedicated his 1872 novel, Poor Miss Finch, to her, and much of the content in Marian Holcolmbe's conversations in The Woman in White is said to be based on her." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$175.00

Railroads of Vermont: Volume I

By Robert C. Jones

Shelburne, VT: New England Press, 1993. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. Signed by the author on the title page. As new in all respects. First printing / edition stated, no others noted. Volume 1 only. "Railroads of Vermont is the most comprehensive history of railroading in Vermont ever published. Volume I covers 27 Vermont railroads (Addison through Hardwick & Woodbury) in alphabetical order. Over 400 photos, maps and timetables complement the authoritative text, illustrating a way of life that has mostly disappeared. All of Vermont's railroads are included. The complex and ongoing stories of such well-known roads as the Central Vermont, the Green Mountain Railroad, the Boston & Maine, and the Canadian Pacific are here, as well as the unique histories of obscure railroads that were abandoned long ago, lie the Beldens Branch, Drury Brick Company, Emporium Lumber Company, and the Bennington & Glastenbury. Railroads of Vermont is a must for anyone interested in railroading." -- Midwest Book Review. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$150.00

Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters, a Detailed Account of the most Awful Marine Disaster in History...

By Logan Marshall

L. T. Myers, 1912. Hardcover. Good. spine rubbed but legible, covers soiled, tips, corners, and edges worn, page edges darkened. In tan, red and black decorated cloth with photo of the ship. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Floods, fires, wars, sea disasters, polar exploration Logan Marshall was your man. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$60.00

A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' - Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months

By Mrs. Brassey

London: Longmans Green & Co., 1881. Hardcover. Very Good. The "New Edition" of 1881. Blue and gilt decorated cloth. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; a few pages proud with gutter repairs. According to the OCLC the book was "Deemed by the "Wall Street Journal" as one of the five best books about female adventurers, "A Voyage in the Sunbeam" is a collection of Annie Brassey's journal entries of her voyage around the world with her family (husband and four children), crew (38 members), two dogs, three birds, and a "charming Persian kitten" (who disappeared early into the voyage) aboard a 157-foot steam-powered yacht. Starting at noon on July 1, 1876, they sailed from England and visited South America, the South Pacific, Asia, and the Middle East, returning back home on May 26, 1877. A best-seller in its day, with its descriptions of exotic locales and ship life, this book was even used as a textbook in the United States." From the preface Thomas Brassey writes of his wife Anne: "Still less would any sufficient record of the scenes and experiences of the long voyage have been preserved if not for her painstaking desire not only to see everything thoroughly, but to record her impressions faithfully and accurately." From Wikipedia: "A Voyage in the Sunbeam, describing their journey round the world in 1876–77 with a complement of 43, including family, friends and crew, ran through many English editions and was translated into at least five other languages. Her accounts of later voyages include Sunshine and Storm in the East (1880); In the Trades, the Tropics, and the Roaring Forties (1885); and The Last Voyage (1889, published posthumously). She had published privately earlier works including A Flight of the Meteor, detailing two cruises in the Mediterranean on their earlier yacht Meteor and A Voyage in the Eothen a description of their travels to Canada and the United States in 1872. She was also involved with the publication of Colonel Henry Stuart-Wortley's 1882 Tahiti, a Series of Photographs. In July 1881 King Kal kaua of Hawaii, who had been greatly pleased with her description of his kingdom, was entertained at Normanhurst Castle, and invested Lady Brassey with the Royal Order of Kapiolani." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$75.00

The United States with Excursions to Mexico, Cuba, Porto Rico and Alaska: handbook for Travellers

By Karl Baedeker, editor; J. F. Muirhead, author

Leipsic: Karl Baedeker Publisher, 1909. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Good. Shelf wear to covers, splits beginning on spine, previous owner's name. Published in Leipsic by Baedeker, New York by Scribner's, London by Fisher Unwin. Thirty-three maps and forty-eight plans.The first edition to include Cuba, Porto Rico and Alaska. Scarce, the WorldCat locates 6 copies of this edition, just 2 in the US. Verso of front cover and free endpaper: advertisements for thirty-five titles available. E259 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. First printing of the revised edition, no others noted. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$175.00

The United States with an Excursion into Mexico: handbook for Travellers

By Karl Baedeker, editor

Leipsic: Karl Baedeker Publisher, 1893. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. light wear to covers, which are uniformly faded, previous owner's inscription of 1897, chip to the title page edge. Published in Leipsic by Baedeker and London by Dulau & Co. Quite scarce, the WorldCat locates 5 copies of this edition, 4 in thee UK and 1 in Australia. 17 maps and 22 plans called for all present and correct, with an occasional short tear. Verso of front cover: an advertisement for twenty-five titles available in the US from Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Quite scarce in the first edition. Hinrischen E259 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. First printing, no others noted. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$250.00

Across the Continent: A Summer's Journey to the Rocky Mountains, the Mormons, and the Pacific States, with Speaker Colfax

By Samuel Bowles

Springfield, Mass.: Samuel Bowles & Company, 1865. First edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket, as issued. wear to tips, corners and edges of book, bookplate removal evidence, lacks first blank page, else clean and unmarked. In original publishers cloth. Map has a tear along the right edge through the states of Iowa and Illinois. First printing, no others noted. An important account of a summer's journey through the American West undertaken by Samuel Bowles, the publisher of the Springfield Republican and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Schuyler Colfax, Jr., who four years later would become the Vice-President of the U.S. under Ulysses Grant. Little more than a month after the conclusion of the Civil War Bowles and Colfax traveled by rail 1,425 miles from Massachusetts to Missouri "thence a coach ride of two thousand miles before we meet the projecting arm of the California railways at Placerville. They returned to the East via steamship and over land at the isthmus arriving in New York in September, 1865. The book comprised primarily of letters home was published shortly before the end of that year. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$45.00

A Motor Flight Through France

By Edith Wharton

London: Macmillan, 1908. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, a bit of mottling to the front cover, previous owner's bookplate with brief notations to the front endpaper; no jacket. First printing, no others noted. 201 pages. Travel through France by car in 1906-07. In addition to her work as an acclaimed novelist of the early 20th century Wharton was an American expatriate author of many travel books. Her deep love for France brought her to live there for many years including the entirety of WWI in Paris. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$35.00

North-Eastern France: The Blue Guides

By Muirhead, Findlay and Monmarche, Marcel (editors)

London: Macmillan & Co Ltd., 1930. Second Edition. Hardcover. Good. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, some pages dog-eared; no jacket, as issued. Map endpapers with 53 maps and "a complete atlas of north eastern France." Findlay Muirhead brought out the Blue Guides after splitting with the German publisher Baedeker during the Great War. The Baedeker guides were red. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Hard Cover. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

Crofutt's Trans-Continental Tourist's Guide

By George A. Crofutt

New York: Geo. A. Crofutt, 1872. Fourth Edition. Hardcover. Good. Fourth volume, third revise. Much shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, fold-outs ripped, torn, lacks world map at rear. Full title: Crofutt's trans-continental tourist's guide : containing a full and authentic description of over five hundred cities, towns, villages, stations, government forts and camps, mountains, lakes, rivers, sulphur, soda and hot springs, scenery, watering places, summer resorts : where to look for and hunt the Buffalo, Antelope, Deer, and ohter game : trout fishing, etc., etc., in fact, to tell you what is worth seeing--where to see it--where to go--how to go--and whom to stop with while passing over the Union Pacific Railroad, Central Pacific Railroad of Cal., their branches and connections by stage and water, from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean : illustrated. For this edition is added a: "Special department. A condensed list of the principal bankers, manufacturers, importers, merchants and others, who are engaged in different kinds of legitimate trade throughout the United States"Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$50.00

The Loss of the S.S. Titanic; Its Story and Its Lessons

By Lawrence Beesley

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1912. First American Edition. Hardcover. Good/no jacket. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; no jacket; offsetting to the title page from the frontis of the ship. First printing, same date, published June, 1912. This First American edition is quite scarce. Beesley, the author of this early survivors account was an English educator and author. "As Lifeboat No. 13 was being launched on the Boat Deck, no women or children were in immediate sight, but it seemed there was room for more. As a result, Beesley was instructed to jump into the lifeboat just before it launched. He managed to survive a subsequent incident where Lifeboat No. 15 nearly landed on top of No. 13. The leading stoker of boiler room No.6, Fred Barrett, managed to cut the ropes connecting the boat to the falls at the last minute, and those in both boats emerged unharmed. Beesley and the rest of the survivors were picked up by RMS Carpathia in the early morning of 15 April."--Wikipedia. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$200.00

The Titanic Tragedy God Speaking to the Nations

By Mrs Alma White

Bound Brook, NJ: The Pentecostal Union (Pillar of Fire), 1912. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. much wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, covers rubbed, mottled. First printing, no others noted. The place of publication is misspelled as Bound Bbook, New Jersey so perhaps a very early printing of the first edition. Alma Bridwell White (June 16, 1862 – June 26, 1946) was the founder and a bishop of the Pillar of Fire Church, (a Methodist Arminian sect). In 1918, she became the first woman to become a bishop in the United States.She was associated with the Ku Klux Klan and was involved in feminism, anti-Catholicism, antisemitism, anti-Pentecostalism, racism, and hostility to immigrants. By the time of her death at age 84, she had expanded the sect to "4,000 followers, 61 churches, seven schools, ten periodicals and two broadcasting stations."--Wikipedia Contents Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$200.00

The Mega Yachts USA: Vol. 2

By Chris Caswell (Editor, Introduction), Jim Clark (Foreword) Jill Bobrow (Editor)

Kingston-upon-Thames: Boat International Publications, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. lightest shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book and jacket. Clean and unmarked. As well as featuring below decks tours of 21 mega yachts it is also a sort of an advertising and trade catalog for the top American yacht builders. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility! B009894QTK

$35.00

St. Barth: French West Indies (A Concepts Book)
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St. Barth: French West Indies (A Concepts Book)

By Charles Didcott and Christine Didcott

Waitsfield VT: Concepts Publishing, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. New/new. New in publisher's shrink wrap. Charles and Christine Didcott lived full time on St. Barth for several years and were able to capture the seasons, topography, people, and daily life, as well as the carnivals and holidays. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$20.00

In the Spirit of Tradition: Old and New Classic Yachts
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In the Spirit of Tradition: Old and New Classic Yachts

By Jill Bobrow; Dana Jinkins

Waitsfield VT: W. W. Norton & Co., 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. New/new. New in publisher's shrink wrap."Fifty yachts are shown with historical and current photographs and textual information. Additionally, there are profiles of the people today who love and restore classic yachts. This lush, beautiful book is the most complete, up-to-date book on classic yachts ever produced. 250 full-color photographs." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$35.00

The Mega Yachts USA: Vol. 2

By Chris Caswell (Editor, Introduction), Jim Clark (Foreword) Jill Bobrow (Editor)

Kingston-upon-Thames: Boat International Publications, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/no jacket. Shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book, no jacket. Clean and unmarked. As well as featuring below decks tours of 21 mega yachts it is also a sort of an advertising and trade catalog for the top American yacht builders. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility! B009894QTK

$18.00

Antigua and Barbuda: A Photographic Journey
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Antigua and Barbuda: A Photographic Journey

By Jill Bobrow (Author), Desmond Nicholson (Contributor), Dana Jinkins (Photographer)

Waitsfield VT: Concepts Publishing, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. New/new. New in publisher's shrink wrap. "In addition to having a rich history, illuminated by resident Desmond Nicholson's historical essay, Antigua is well known as the yachting and charter center of the Caribbean. One can cruise around Antigua and Barbuda for two weeks without stopping at the same anchorage twice. Jill Bobrow and Dana Jinkins have been coming to these islands for the past twenty-five years. This book is their homage to them." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$40.00

Ranger: Recreating a Racing Legend

By Alessandro Vitelli; Dana Jinkins

Waitsfield VT: Concepts Publishing, 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/no jacket. Light shelf wear to tips, corners, and edges of the book; no jacket. With a list price of almost 6 million dollars "The stunning 41.55 metre J Class sailing yacht Ranger, listed for sale by Ann Avery at Northrop & Johnson, has been sold in an in-house deal. She was built by Danish Yachts and delivered in 2004 as a replica of the famed J Class yacht that won the America's Cup in 1937, her naval architects Paolo Scanu, Reichel-Pugh and Fred Elliott working with the original lines of William Starling Burgess and Sparkman & Stephens..A departure from the original, she carries a central cockpit, doghouse and luxurious mahogany interior designed by Glade Johnson, boasting four cabins aft for an owner and six guests, with three en suite bathrooms. Her saloon features a formal dining table to starboard and leather seating to port while forward through a watertight bulkhead is the galley to port and the crew dinette to starboard. A cosy cockpit for up to eight guests with a teak table is just behind the teak clad carbon fibre deck house. Lloyd's classed and MCA compliant, Ranger is powered by a single 425hp Lugger engine giving her a range of 1,800 nautical miles at eight knots under power."---Boat International, 11/15/20018. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$25.00

Classic Yacht Interiors
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Classic Yacht Interiors

By Jill Bobrow; Dana Jinkins

Waitsfield VT: Concepts Publishing, 1993. Fifth printing. Hardcover. Very Good/good. shelf wear to the book; jacket shows considerable wear to tips, corners, and edges, several closed tears. Clean and unmarked. Fifth printing. "The point of the book is to offer boat aficionados good ideas, interior alternatives and the opportunity to take a look below a wide variety of boats that they may otherwise never have occasion to view. The book also offers a chance for the armchair sailor a chance to enjoy a dream."--from the flap. Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$24.00

Antigua and Barbuda: A Photographic Journey
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Antigua and Barbuda: A Photographic Journey

By Jill Bobrow (Author), Desmond Nicholson (Contributor), Dana Jinkins (Photographer)

Waitsfield VT: Concepts Publishing, 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/near fine. As New in all respects, clean and unmarked. "In addition to having a rich history, illuminated by resident Desmond Nicholson's historical essay, Antigua is well known as the yachting and charter center of the Caribbean. One can cruise around Antigua and Barbuda for two weeks without stopping at the same anchorage twice. Jill Bobrow and Dana Jinkins have been coming to these islands for the past twenty-five years. This book is their homage to them." Every effort is made to ship all books and other items within 24 hours. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible. The Book Shed has a been a member of the Vermont Antiquarian Bookseller's Association since 1997. An online bookseller with a bookshop sensibility!

$30.00

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