Image for <b> The Livingstone Touch </b><br>[Exploration - 19th Century Africa]

The Livingstone Touch
[Exploration - 19th Century Africa]

By: Birkinshaw, Philip

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa:, Purnell and Sons: 1973.

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 006686


A selection of writings by David Livingstone selected to present a man who fell in love with Africa and did not condescend as many Europeans of the time did.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling to dust jacket and inset map; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Fold-out map drawn by Livingstone unique in that many place names are no longer used . View more info

Image for <b>The Falls of Yosemite: Famous Waterfalls of the World, Special Issue Yosemite Nature Notes  </b><br>[Ansel Adams]

The Falls of Yosemite: Famous Waterfalls of the World, Special Issue Yosemite Nature Notes
[Ansel Adams]

By: Brockman, C. Frank

Price: $19.95

Publisher: California:, Yosemite Natural History Association,: 1953.

Edition: Volume XXIV No. 1;

Seller ID: 008768


Illustrated throughout will black and white photo plates 1/4 and full page by Ansel Adams, Ewing Galloway and others. Contains a detailed description of Yosemite Falls, general review of the other water falls of Yosemite, and comparison of over 100 other falls in the park and throughout the world.Front cover has a full color photo of Yosemite Falls by Philip Knight.Rear cover Vernal Falls by Ansel Adams (also p. 2, 5, 19, 21 and 24)Careful... View more info

Image for <b>The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History  </b><br>[19th Century Travel Guide]

The Delaware Water Gap: Its Scenery, Its Legends, and Its Early History
[19th Century Travel Guide]

By: Brodhead, Luke Wills

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: , Sherman & Co., Printers,: 1870.

Edition: 2nd edition. [first 1867]

Seller ID: 009265


19th century travel guide penned by a manager of the Kittatinny House resort hotel, during it's heyday. It was under L.W. Brodhead's care that the resort expanded to accommodate 250 guests from the original 25. At the time of publishing, there were about a half dozen resort hotels to which the affluent from New York and Philadelphia could retreat for the season. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Corners rub... View more info

Image for <b> The Life of the Salmon: With Reference More Especially to the Fish in Scotland  </b><br>[Fly-Fishing]

The Life of the Salmon: With Reference More Especially to the Fish in Scotland
[Fly-Fishing]

By: Calderwood, W. L.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London:, Edward Arnold,: 1907.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 007365


A very good early manual on the study of Atlantic salmon including scale-reading and much on tagged fish and the knowledge obtained from their recapture. Includes chapters on smolts, grilse, salmon marking, scale samples, feeding of salmon, water conditions. Blue cloth covered boards with stamped silt titles and decoration of a salmon on the front. Bindings firm. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with rubs at corners and spine edges. 160 pa... View more info

Image for <b> Florida Enchantments  </b><br>[Outdoor Life]

Florida Enchantments
[Outdoor Life]

By: Dimock, A.W. & Julian

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York:, The Outing Publishing Company,: 1908.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008632


Almost every phase of outdoor Florida life is here pictured and described from the dangerous sport of capturing live alligators in the coast rivers to life with the Bee Hunters in the interior . [Bookman] Interesting features on moonshine, Tarpon fishing, Salt water fly fishing, Manatees Dolphin, Crocodiles, and Florida Birds. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Green cloth covered boards with pictorial in th... View more info

Image for <b>The Everest-Lhotse Adventure </b><br>[Mountaineering]

The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
[Mountaineering]

By: Eggler, Albert; Translated by Hugh Merrick

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: [No date, c1957] Printed in Great Britain.

Edition: First American Translation.

Seller ID: 008705


An account of the 1956 Swiss ascent of Everest becoming the first Europeans to succeed and the first ascent of Lhotse. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has age-toning on the spine and moderate handling wear on the edges. Ref: Neate 240. View more info

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Ritz of the Bayou.
[New Orleans]

By: Lemann. Nancy

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York:, Alfred A. Knopf,: 1997.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009081


The New Orleans adventures of a young novelist covering the trials of the Governor of Louisiana, with digressions on smoldering nightclubs, jazz-crazed bars and other aspects of life in the tropic zone. A compelling evocation of idiosyncratic Southern political and judicial usages carried on in a tropical climate that, the author suggests, determines the pace of human activity and fosters eccentricity. Her Southern politicos, "drawling, cigar-smoking, silve... View more info

Image for <b>Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia   </b>

Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia

By: Lyell, Charles

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York:, Wiley & Putnam,: 1856.

Edition: Later Edition. This one not found in OCLC.

Seller ID: 008926


An important early work on American geology and geography. "Interesting valuable, and scientific" - Sabin. ----- "Lyell's powers of close, accurate observation, coupled with his judicious temper, render his works on America among the best of his generation" - Clark. --------- “a critic of Darwin” (ODNB). While researching for his book, his trips into the field included Canada, Richmond, Norfolk, the Dismal Swamp, Charleston, Augusta, and west to Ci... View more info

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The Gullah Mailman
[South Carolina]

By: McGowan, Pierre

Price: $14.95

Publisher: England, USA, Scotland:, Pentland Press,: 2000.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009050


Signed by the Author.Pierre McGowan describes the friendly confines of St. Helena, South Carolina in The Gullah Mailman. Beginning with a detailed description of the island's history and physical topography, he describes a community that had lasted for over one hundred and fifty years and is just as popular today as it was when it first began. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. ... View more info

Image for ...<b> Venice </b><br>[Italy]

... Venice
[Italy]

By: Ragg Lonsdale and Ragg, Laura

Price: $125.00

Publisher: A & C Black,, London:: 1916.

Edition: First Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 008307


Half Morocco with marbled boards, four raised spine bands, stamped gilt decorations and titles, Top edge gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Minimal handling wear. Minor fray top spine band. Small bookstore sticker on rear pastedown.A very handsome collectible copy. An uncommon find. View more info

Image for <b>Among the Amish in Pennsylvania Dutchland A Pictorial Presentation  </b>

Among the Amish in Pennsylvania Dutchland A Pictorial Presentation

By: Smith, Elmer L.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Akron, Penna:, Applied Arts,: 1961

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 009474


Third Printing. Stapled pictorial wraps. Tight and clean. A bit of Age-toning. 28cm. 11 inches tall; 42 pages. A photojournal of the way of life of the Amish told via photo and text. View more info

Image for <b>Kingdom of the Seashell  </b>

Kingdom of the Seashell

By: Abbott, R. Tucker

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers: 1972

Seller ID: 009894


This is the first truly comprehensive survey of seashells. It delves into all of the shells' intriguing facets - from their biology and their influence upon art, medicine, religion, archeology and commerce to the practical aspects of shell fisheries and to the fascinating, rewarding aspects of shell collecting. Over 250 illustrations, 94 in full color. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Only flaw is that the Dust Jacket is price-cl... View more info

Image for <b>Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883: Johan Adrian Jacobsen. An Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America  </b>

Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883: Johan Adrian Jacobsen. An Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America

By: Adrian. Translated by Erna Gunther. Johan Adrian Jacobsen Woldt (Author)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009541


Johan Adrian Jacobsen (1853 - 1947) was a Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer. He is mainly known as a collector of ethnographical objects, and a recruiter of indigenous peoples for the ethnographical shows for a zoo in Hamburg. Starting in mid-1881, Jacobsen was hired by the Berlin Museum to gather ethnographic objects and other specimens. His travels took him from the Arctic to South America, North America, Korea, Japan, Siberia, and the South Sea Islands.... View more info

Image for <b>The American Guide. <br> 4 Volumes complete.</b>

The American Guide.
4 Volumes complete.

By: Alsberg, Henry, G.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York:, Hastings House,: 1949.

Seller ID: 001338


Titles: New England, The Middle Atlantic States. The South, The Southwest. The Lake States, The Plains States. The Mountain States, The West Coast. Blue cloth, red spine bands with gilt titles. No flaws but minimal shelf handling. View more info

Image for <b> The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram" 1910-1912 </b>[Polar Exploration]

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram" 1910-1912 [Polar Exploration]

By: Amundsen, Roald

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Lee Keedick: 1913

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 009663


A detailed, well-written first person account documenting Roald Amundsen's successful expedition to the South Pole. First American Edition. 2 Volumes. Complete. 8vo; 23.5 cm.; 9.25 inches tall. xxxv, [1], 392; x, 449 pp. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. Frontis of Amundsen with tissue guard. Appendix I, II, III, IV, & V; Index; 52 photographic illustrations (mostly full page), 20 maps and charts including fold out toward rear. Publisher's bl... View more info

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Wine Atlas of Italy: And Traveller's Guide to the Vineyards

By: Anderson, Burton

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 1991

Seller ID: 009666


Profiles the wine regions of Italy, describing the landscape, soils, and products made, describes and evaluates the vineyards and their wines, offers travel information and detailed maps for the visitor, and more. Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has light edgewear. View more info

Image for <b>From Corsair to Riffian</b><br>[Tunisia; Algeria; Morocco,]

From Corsair to Riffian
[Tunisia; Algeria; Morocco,]

By: Anderson, Isabel

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghtom Mifflin Company: 1927

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author

Seller ID: 009174


SIGNED by the author with Christmas [xmas] greeting - no personalization. Isabel Weld Perkins (1876 -1948), known as Isabel Anderson was a Boston-area heiress and author who left a legacy to the public that includes a park and two museums. "Although written primarily with the purpose of helping American travelers in North Africa, unlike most books about that fascinating part of the world, it covers Tunisia and Algeria as well as Morocco, and is a mine of i... View more info

Image for <b> Richard Jefferies and His Countryside </b>

Richard Jefferies and His Countryside

By: Arkell, Reginald

Price: $14.95

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins Limited: 1948

Seller ID: 009376


Later Printing. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear, some sun-fading on the top edge. Spotting on fore0edge. Dust Jacket price-clipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has edge wear and handling wear 7.375 inches tall; 190 pages. View more info

Image for <b> Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7 </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7
[Polar Exploration]

By: Back, George (1796-1878)

Price: $2,195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1838

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009500


The first edition of "one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration." George Back covered over 7500 miles, 1200 of which were previously unknown territory. His narrative holds literary esteem and is "full of details about the Cree, Chippewa, Coppermine Indians, and other tribes, upon whom members of the exhibition were obliged to depend during a terrible winter" [Hill] Back was commissioned to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet an... View more info

Image for <b>Italy from the Alps to Naples  </b>

Italy from the Alps to Naples

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Karl Baedeker Publisher: 1909

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 009468


Founded in 1827, Baedeker guides gained popularity during the second half of the 19th century (so much so that Baedekering became part of everyday language)They were an invaluable and essential part of civilized travel in the fin-de-siecle. Baedeker guides were known for both their accuracy and attention to detail. Included in each are intricate colored fold-out maps and floor plans. Baedekers comments and recommendations open a fascinating window into the mores o... View more info