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Travel, Geography & Exploration:South America

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...<b>The Real South America  </b>, Domville-Fife, Charles
1 Domville-Fife, Charles ...The Real South America
London: Routledge, 1922 Hardcover.
 
An insightful tour of South America by a long-time London Times reporter.
55 photo illustrations and 4 maps . Red cloth covered boards Some fading to cloth. Bindings tight and square. Edge wear with some corner rubbing. Spine worn.

 
Price: 30.00 USD

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<b>Haunts of High Adventure. Sidelights and Cameos on Travels in Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Cuba and the West Indies. </b>, Etherton, Percy Thomas
2 Etherton, Percy Thomas Haunts of High Adventure. Sidelights and Cameos on Travels in Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Cuba and the West Indies.
London: John Long Limited, [no date; c1940]
 First Edition.
 Hardcover. Illustrated with plates.
 
200 pages with index. Lacks jacket. Bindings square and firm. Moderate handling wear. Gift inscription. Text clean. 200 pages with index.

 
Price: 12.95 USD

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...<b>Seven Horizons </b><br>, Finger, Charles J.
3 Finger, Charles J. ...Seven Horizons

Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, & Company, 1930.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 457 pages with an index. 9.25 inches tall.
 Nicely illustrated with drawings, maps and photos.
 
A "literary adventure-biography" relating world travels and the author’s life. Finger was part of the literary circle that included Bernard Shaw, Cunningham Grahame and their group of young social philosophers. Before beginning an adventure in Patagonia and Africa. The epitaph on Finger's gravestone is "This voyage done, set sail and steer once more to further landfall on some nobler shore."

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, mild fading to the spine, edges rubbed with no breaks in the cloth. Green buckram with printed color paper labels.
 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b>Ecuador: Portrait of a People.</b>, Franklin,Albert B.
4 Franklin,Albert B. ...Ecuador: Portrait of a People.
Garden City: Doubleday & Co., 1943 First Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.

 Illustrated with 17 photographs. 
Tan linin covered boards. Bindings firm and square. Light shelf handling.
Dust jacket has age fading. Wear with some loss to edges and corners. Now in a new clear Mylar protective sleeve.
326 pages with index. 9.25 inches tall.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Costas De Venezuela  </b>, Gazso, Gabriel
5 Gazso, Gabriel ...Costas De Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela: Editorial Aurora, 9800715029
 
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling and some slight yellowing on a few pages; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

Text in Spanish and English.

 
Price: 29.95 USD

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...<b>The Fishes of the Galapagos Islands.</b>, Grove, Jack; Lavenberg, Robert
6 Grove, Jack; Lavenberg, Robert ...The Fishes of the Galapagos Islands.
Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press 1997 0804722897 / 9780804722896 First Edition. Hardcover in Jacket.

 SIGNED w/ a gift inscription by the author.
Minor Shelf handling. Tight and clean. 10.25 inches tall. 863 pages with index. Color and b/w illustrations from photographs and drawings. Map endpages.
“An important contribution to our growing enlightenment about the diversity of life. It is exciting to read the first account of species never before described, species that are found only in the waters of what Darwin called a living laboratory of evolution.
This book is a scientific work of immense value to biologists and many others, including nonscientists interested in the Galápagos. I was pleased to see the subject presented in the larger context of geography, evolution, oceanography, and management, and that in addition to systematic descriptions, the behavior, seasonal abundance, and natural history of the fishes are presented in a readable fashion.”—From the Foreword

 
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...<b>Journey to Ollantaytambo: In the Sacred Valley of the Incas.</b>, Hubbard, Ethan
7 Hubbard, Ethan ...Journey to Ollantaytambo: In the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
White River Junction, Vermont, U.S.A. Chelsea Green Pub Co., 1990: 0930031288 / 9780930031282 Soft cover

 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality,
Photographer Hubbard ( First Light ) is as accomplished in the use of language as in the use of the camera. The 71 black-and-white pictures here convey the ageless dignity of people and places, though their slightly romanticized aura fails to reflect some of the harsher realities Hubbard writes of. The accompanying text also captures and preserves moments in time in simple, lyrical prose.

 
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...<b>Running the Amazon  </b><br>, Kane, Joe
8 Kane, Joe ...Running the Amazon

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1989.
 0394553314 / 9780394553313 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated with 36 B/W photos.
 
Unused, unread, some aging on edges due to shelf wear. Dust jacket is price clipped but in very good shape.

A firsthand account of an expedition traveling the entire 4,200 mile Amazon River from its source to the Atlantic Ocean.

 
Price: 12.95 USD

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...<b> Seven Keys to Brazil  </b><br>, Kelsey, Vera
9 Kelsey, Vera ... Seven Keys to Brazil

New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1945.
 Revised Edition.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Notes. Bibliography. Index. 8.5 inches tall.
 314 pages + 33 Photos and Folding Map.
 
Supplemented by authentic maps and profusely illustrated the volume offers a complete introduction to pre-World War II Brazil, covering the land, people, culture, folkways, scenic wonders and geography.

R Decorated endpages. Green cloth covered boards. Stamped green spine titles. Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Pictorial Dust jacket by artist Stephen J. Voophies with the price of $3.00 has spine-fading with small losses at corners. Now in a new protected Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b> The Life and Travels and Researches of Baron Humboldt </b><br>, MacGillivray, W. [William]
10 MacGillivray, W. [William] ... The Life and Travels and Researches of Baron Humboldt

London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1860,
 Early Printing.
 Hardcover.
 420 pages. 7 inches tall.
 Color tissue-guarded frontispiece, 10 addition color plates, all present two lacking tissue-guards and a color map.
 
Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt 1769 -1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.

Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

Humboldt was one of the first people to propose that the lands bordering the Atlantic Ocean were once joined (South America and Africa in particular).

The author MacGillivray was a friend of American bird expert John James Audubon, and wrote a large part of Audubon's Ornithological Biographies from 1830-1839. Audubon named MacGillivray's warbler for him.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, with light corner rubs, spine fading and minor hand soil. Tide mark top edge near spine. A quote in pencil is written on front paste-down. Gift inscription on recto of first blank page from 1876.
 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b> Yankee Caballero </b><br>, Merryman, William N.
11 Merryman, William N. ... Yankee Caballero

New York: National Travel Club, 1940 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated with photographs. Map Endpages.
 
The thrilling personal adventure of a light-hearted soldier of fortune. The author had adventures in much of South America.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve has minimal edge wear.
 
Price: 34.95 USD

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…<b>In the Wilds of South America Six Years of Exploration in Colombia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil.</b>, Miller, Leo E.
12 Miller, Leo E. In the Wilds of South America Six Years of Exploration in Colombia, Venezuela, British Guiana, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. First Edition – Second Printing. Very Good Hardcover. 
This narrative emphasis is the natural history of the region.

:424 pages with index. 9.25 inches tall. Over 70 black and white photographs; folding map in back, Tissue-guarded colored photo frontispiece.

Bindings square and very tight. Text clean with previous owner’s name on front-free-endpage. Light handling wear. Some wrinkle to rear edge of spine.

 
Price: 75.00 USD

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…<b>Desolate Marches, Travels in the Orinoco Llanos of Venezuela  </b>, Nesbitt, L. M.
13 Nesbitt, L. M. Desolate Marches, Travels in the Orinoco Llanos of Venezuela
London: Jonathan Cape, 1935. First Edition Hardcover in Jacket.

 Illustrated with drawings by the author. 
Survey of a vast stretch of the Orinoco Basin, by explorer and author while conducting an engineering survey.
Rust colored cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles. Bindings square and tight. Text Clean. Dust jacket has sun-darkening on the spine and toning to white of rear panel. Moderate handling with loss front by title.8 inches tall. 320 pages with an index.

 
Price: 25.00 USD

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...<b> Sir Robert Ker Porter’s Caracas Diary / 1825 – 1842. A British Diplomat in a Newborn Nation. </b><br>, Porter , Robert Ker
14 Porter , Robert Ker ... Sir Robert Ker Porter’s Caracas Diary / 1825 – 1842. A British Diplomat in a Newborn Nation.

Caracas, Venezuela Walter Dupouy, 1966.
 Limited to 2000 copies.
 Hardcover in Slipcase.
 
This edition was published for the Fourth Centennial 1567 – 1967. One of 2000 copies printed.

Stiff boards covered with blue leatherette with gilt titles and decorations., Silk place-holder ribbon.

Only flaw to book is a damp stain to lower front endpages which does not affect any other parts. Pictorial slipcase has light shelf handling and a tide mark on lower portion.

Sir Robert Ker Porter, was a Scottish artist, author, diplomat and traveler. Known today for his accounts of his travels in Spain, Portugal and Russia, he was one of the earliest panorama painters in Britain, was appointed historical painter to Tsar Alexander I of Russia and served as British consul in Venezuela.
 
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...<b>The Enchanted Amazon Rain Forest: Stories from a Vanishing World,</b>, Smith, Nigel J.H.
15 Smith, Nigel J.H. ...The Enchanted Amazon Rain Forest: Stories from a Vanishing World,
Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1996 0813013771 / 9780813013770 First Edition. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.

Folklore as a controlling factor in environmental conservation is the theme of this thought-provoking book by a geographer with 25 years of research experience in the Amazonian rain forest. Firsthand accounts of the restraining effects on human behavior of these folkloric beings, the book is also illustrated with black-and-white photographs depicting the peasants' daily lives. Woven throughout this fascinating book are discussions of rain forest ecology, history, and social structure. Smith makes it clear that we still have much to learn about our relationship with nature. 
Price: 30.00 USD

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...<b> Tiger Man; An Odyssey of Freedom </b>, [Brazil] Duguid, Julian
16 [Brazil] Duguid, Julian ... Tiger Man; An Odyssey of Freedom
New York: National Travel Club, 1932. First Edition – First Printing. Special edition for the Club. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 287 pages illustrated with photographic plates. 
Biography of Sacha Siemel and his fascinating adventures with jaguars, many of which he killed with a spear. The story begins in the Baltic and ends in Brazil.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Moderate handling wear with loss to lower spine.
Rarely found jacket presents color pictorial well designed by Harold Cressingham; has older tape reinforment on inside.

Laid-in article of Sacha Siemel. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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...<b>Chumbivilcas Golden Lassos.</b>, [Peru] Leon, Rafo
17 [Peru] Leon, Rafo ...Chumbivilcas Golden Lassos.
Peru Cobol Aseores Graficos, 2014 Limited Edition of 500 Fine Hardcover in Near Fine Dust Jacket.

 Sergio Urdau: Photography 
Text in English.

Richly illustrated with color photographs. This production was made to recognize and celebrate the authenticity of local culture.
This area of the Andes has always been remote and this project increases the appreciation of Chumbivilcan culture. No flaws to book but minuscule marking on edge of dust. Giftable.
259 pages. 13 inches tall.

 
Price: 85.00 USD

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