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Travel, Geography & Exploration:Asia & India

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...<b>High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition, Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia  </b><br>, Doig, Desmond; Hillary, Sir Edmund
1 Doig, Desmond; Hillary, Sir Edmund ...High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition, Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. , 1962.
 First Edition, First Printing. This American edition preceded the UK version and shows color photos the UK edition does not.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 258 pages with index.
 Illustrated with color & b/w plates and map endpapers
 
A record of the Himalayan scientific and mountaineering expedition of 1960-61. The purpose was to search for the yeti [Abominable Snowman] and study the effects of high altitude over a prolonged period.

Also includes the record of the disaster in attempting to scale Makalu and Team members Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, Wally Ramones, & Mike Gill made 1st ascent of Ama Dablam.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 39.95 USD

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...<b>Window on Goa: A History and Guide.</b>, Hall, Maurice
2 Hall, Maurice ...Window on Goa: A History and Guide.
London: Quiller Press, 1992 1870948718 / 9781870948715 Hardcover in Jacket.
 200 color illustrations and 12 maps. 
Bindings square and tight. Text clean. Light shelf handing to dust jacket now in protective Mylar Jacket.
xxv + 214 pages with index, notes, bibliography and appendixes.

Goa is a state located in the western region of India, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast.
It is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population.
Goa is one of India's richest states with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole.

Goa's history goes back 20,000–30,000 years. The rock art engravings exhibit the earliest traces of human life in India.
Early Goan society underwent radical changes when Indo-Aryan and Dravidian migrants amalgamated with the aboriginal locals, forming the base of early Goan culture.In the 3rd century BC, Goa was part of the Maurya Empire, ruled by the Buddhist emperor, Ashoka of Magadha. Buddhist monks laid the foundation of Buddhism in Goa.
In 1510, the Portuguese defeated the ruling Bijapur sultan Yousuf Adil Shah with the help of a local ally, Timayya. They set up a permanent settlement in Velha Goa (or Old Goa). This was the beginning of Portuguese rule in Goa that would last for four and a half centuries, until 1961.

 
Price: 20.00 USD

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...<b>Men & Gods in Mongolia (Zayagan),</b><br>, Haslund; Henning.<br>  Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge &  Claude Napier
3 Haslund; Henning.
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge & Claude Napier
 ...Men & Gods in Mongolia (Zayagan),

New York: National Travel Club, 1933.
 Special edition for club - First Edition, thus. [Published by Dutton in 1935]
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 9.5 inches tall, 358 pages with index.
 57 illustrations and a map.
 
The author recounts his experiences from 1927 - 1930 as part of the Swedish expedition of Sven Hedin. Passing through the mountains, deserts, oasis, steppes and lakes, Haslund-Christensen takes us into the world of shamanists, buddhists and god-kings. He also explores festivals, divine dances a broad insight into Mongolian culture and history as well as the lifestyle and mindset of the nomadic population in this region.

Henning Haslund-Christensen (1896-1948) was a Danish travel writer and anthropologist. In the early 1920s, Haslund joined a group led by a Danish physician named Carl Krebs, who aimed to establish a dairy farm in northern Mongolia, close to the Russian border. They travelled via China and Ulaanbaatar, and established themselves in what is today Erdenebulgan sum in Khövsgöl province. However, the dairy farm project failed due to Mongolia coming under stronger Soviet influence, and Haslund left Outer Mongolia in the mid-1920s.
Fascinated by the Mongol way of life, Haslund remained in Inner Mongolia for the following years, e.g. joining Sven Hedin for the Sino-Swedish Scientific Expedition of the late 1920s.

Black cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles and front emblem. Bindings tight and square, text clean with toning. Minimal shelf handling. Dust jacket by Kent Crane. Light handling. Spine crease, appears sun-toned, in a protective clear Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 150.00 USD

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...<b>Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville  </b><br>, Higgins, Iain Macleod
4 Higgins, Iain Macleod ...Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville

Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1997.
 0812233433 / 9780812233438 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
A study of how Mandeville's Travels came to appear in its various versions, explaining how it went through a series of transformations as it reached new audiences in order to serve as both a response to previous writings about the East and an important voice in the medieval conversation about the nature and limits of the world.

Sir John Mandeville is the supposed author of The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, a travel memoir which first circulated between 1357 and 1371.

By aid of translations into many other languages, the work acquired extraordinary popularity. Despite the extremely unreliable and often fantastical nature of the travels it describes, it was used as a work of reference

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

 
Price: 49.95 USD

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...<b>Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Secret Exploration of Tibet  </b><br>, Hopkirk, Peter
5 Hopkirk, Peter ...Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Secret Exploration of Tibet

Los Angles: J. P. Tarcher, 1983.
 0874772575 / 9780874772579 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Illustrated with photographs.

 
For nineteenth-century adventures, Tibet was the prize destination, and Lhasa, its capital situated nearly three miles above sea level, was the grandest trophy of all.

In this riveting narrative, Peter Hopkirk turns his storytelling skills on the fortune hunters, mystics, mountaineers, and missionaries who tried storming the roof of the world.

He also examines how China sought to maintain a presence in Tibet, so that whenever the Great Game ended, Chinese influence would reign.

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Unread. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 40.00 USD

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...<b>The Light Garden of the Angel King: Journeys In Afghanistan</b>, Levi, Peter
6 Levi, Peter ...The Light Garden of the Angel King: Journeys In Afghanistan
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1972. First American Edition. Hardcover.
 Photographs by Bruce Chatwin. [Predates his first book]. 
A trip through Afghanistan in searching for and following the routes of Alexander the Great, detailing all the cultures and travelers who have passed that way.
Brown cloth covered boards with gilt spine titles. Bindings square and tight. Minimal shelf wear. Text clean, lightly toned. Noted a few finger marks on edges.
Price-clipped dust jacket with shelf wear to edges in protective Mylar sleeve.
287 pages with index. b/w photo illustrations
This book predates the Russian invasion.

 
Price: 24.00 USD

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...<b>The Afghan Amulet: Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad.</b>, Paine, Sheila
7 Paine, Sheila ...The Afghan Amulet: Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad.
New York: A Wyatt for St. Martin's Press, 1994. 031211236x / 9780312112363 First Edition Hardcover in Jacket 
No flaws or blemishes; Gift Quality. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket.

Sheila Paine, an embroidery expert, journeyed through Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kurdistan, the Black Sea coast and Bulgaria in search of an ancient embroidery pattern. Traveling alone, in remote and sometimes dangerous country, she had many extraordinary adventures: she was smuggled out of Afghanistan by a group of Mujahadeen, and concealed under a burka, and traveled through Iran in purdah, looking at the embroideries of the Zorastrians and unexpectedly finding the pattern among a primitive tribe, where women wear red masks. Sheila Paine writes about her adventures and especially about the people. 
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...<b>The Last Home of Mystery: Adventures in Nepal. Adventures in Nepal together with accounts of Ceylon, British India, the Native States, the Persian Gulf, the Overland Desert Mail and the Baghdad Railway.</b>, Powell, E. Alexander
8 Powell, E. Alexander ...The Last Home of Mystery: Adventures in Nepal. Adventures in Nepal together with accounts of Ceylon, British India, the Native States, the Persian Gulf, the Overland Desert Mail and the Baghdad Railway.
New York: The Century Company, 1929.
 Second Printing. Hardcover.
 8vo; 8 7/8 inches tall. 332 pages with index.
 Illustrated with a map and Photographs by the Author. Map endpages.
 
Bindings square and tight. Light handling wear. Text clean with scattered aging.
 
Price: 14.95 USD
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...<b>Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier;<br> a Record of Sixteen Years' Close Intercourse with the Natives of the Indian Marches.</b>, T.L. Pennell
9 T.L. Pennell ...Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier;
a Record of Sixteen Years' Close Intercourse with the Natives of the Indian Marches.

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover.
 37 photo illustrations, 2 maps (one foldout), 
Introduction by Field-Marshall Earl Roberts. 324 pages, Nine inches tall.
Peach cloth with gilt illustration on front and gilt stamped spine titles. Top edge gilt.
Ex Library with typical markings. Spine Sun-faded. Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Wear to spine tips and moderate ware to edges.

 
Price: 90.00 USD

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...<b> Horizon Hunter:<br> The Adventures of a Modern Marco Polo. </b>, [Asia] Forman, Harrison
10 [Asia] Forman, Harrison ... Horizon Hunter:
The Adventures of a Modern Marco Polo.

New York: National Travel Club, 1940 First Edition – First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 Illustrated with photographs taken by the author. Numerous in-text maps. 
Harrison Forman (1904-1978) was a war correspondent, author, photographer, aviator and self-described explorer and scholar.

This book details his exploits in China, Tibet, Mongolia and Russia.

Black cloth covered boards with gilt titles and front emblem of NTC. Map endpages. Bindings square and tight. Minimal handling wear. Text clean. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. has light edge wear with toning to white rear panel. 314 pages with index. Map endpages.

 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>Journey to Khiva. A Writer's Search for Central Asia   </b><br>, [Central Asia] Glazebrook, Philip
11 [Central Asia] Glazebrook, Philip ...Journey to Khiva. A Writer's Search for Central Asia

New York: HarperCollins, 1992.
 0002726718
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 278 pages with index. Map endpages.
 
Intrigued by the travel writings of 19th-century British spies who were engaged in supplying information and wielding influence for the Crown in its ``cold war'' with Russia for control of the Central Asian approaches to India, Glazebrook--an English novelist and travel writer himself ( Journey to Kars )--headed in 1990 for the cities of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bokhara and Kiva.

Like the 19th-century models who fascinated him, Glazebrook comes through as a prototypical Briton of an earlier vintage, but he also offers a needed view of fabled places in the Soviet empire just before it came apart. [Publisher’s Weekly]

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Appears unread. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has a hint of shelf wear at spine tips. 
Price: 14.95 USD

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...<b>Through Asia [Two Volumes – Complete]  </b><br>, [Early Exploration Central Asia] Hedin, Sven
12 [Early Exploration Central Asia] Hedin, Sven ...Through Asia [Two Volumes – Complete]

London: Methuen & Co., 1898.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 
This two-volume set documents Hedin's first Asiatic expedition, 1893-97. He explored parts of the Pamir Mountains, the Tarim Basin, the Taklamakam Desert, several large central ASian lakes, and northern Tibet.

The expedition nearly ended prematurely in the Taklamakan when Hedin's caravan ran out of water. Hedin was very meticulous in his documentation of his observations and discoveries. Besides his terse descriptions, he took frequent measurements of his location and altitude, recorded meteorological data, collected specimens of minerals, flora, fauna, and archaeological artifacts. Being the first to explore and describe some of Asia's most remote regions, his books are important in the history of Asiatic exploration.

Bound in green publisher’s cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to the front cover, and gilt lettering to the spine. Top edges giltDisplaying mild rubbing and bumping externally, Volume II has minor rubs with some loss of color on the rear board. Bindings firm, though the textblocks are heavy and have caused a slight lean. The endpapers of these volumes are foxed, and scattered light foxing continues through the interiors.

Profusely illustrated with plates, photos taken by the author, and other textual illustrations.

Both volumes have color fold-out maps at the rear, each with a tiny tear where they are attached to gutter.

 
Price: 375.00 USD

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...<b> The Everest-Lhotse Adventure </b><br>, [Everest] Eggler, Albert; Translated by Hugh Merrick
13 [Everest] Eggler, Albert; Translated by Hugh Merrick ... The Everest-Lhotse Adventure

New York: Harper & Brothers, [No date, c1957]
 Printed in Great Britain.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with 24 pages of photographs and a color frontispiece.
 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine is sunned. Lacking dust jacket.

Concerning a 1956 Swiss ascent of Everest becoming the first Europeans to succeed and the first ascent of Lhotse.
 
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…<b>Some Aspects of Society & Culture During the Mughal Age (1526--1707)</b>, [India] Chopra, Pran Nath. Foreword By Hayamun Kabir
14 [India] Chopra, Pran Nath. Foreword By Hayamun Kabir Some Aspects of Society & Culture During the Mughal Age (1526--1707)
India: Shiva Lal Agarwala & Co. (P.) Ltd. 1963 Hardcover in Jacket.
 
Book about Mughals. Time Period 17th Century.
The book is based on accounts from travelers who visited during the 17th century includes Customs, Rites and Ceremonies (Pre-Nuptial, Marriage, Funeral); Social Etiquettes and Manners; Charity and Feasts; Houses and Furniture; Mode of Travelling and Conveyances; bibliography; glossary; index.
Well footnoted to the extensive bibliography.

Blue cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles. Bindings square and tight, Text clean. Dust jacket in new protective Mylar sleeve has toning to the white areas and light wear/chipping to edges.

 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>The Critic In the Orient  </b><br>, [Pacific Rim] Fitch, George Hamlin
15 [Pacific Rim] Fitch, George Hamlin ...The Critic In the Orient

San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1913.
 First Edition, First Printing. Trade. [McBride]
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with 64 tipped-in photographs.
 
A travelogue that originally appeared in the Sunday Supplement of the San Francisco Chronicle.

The author relates his travels to Japan, the Philippines, Hon Kong, Canton, Singapore, and Rangoon, India, Egypt. One of his final chapter is "Hints for the Traveler".

Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine has sun-darkened. 8.25 inches tall, 178 pages with index and bibliography for travelers.

 
Price: 29.95 USD

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