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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

Image for <b>The Himalayan Letters of Gypsy Davy and Lady Ba Written On Pilgrimage To The High Quiet Places Among The Simple People Of An Old Folk Tale  </b>

The Himalayan Letters of Gypsy Davy and Lady Ba Written On Pilgrimage To The High Quiet Places Among The Simple People Of An Old Folk Tale

By: Barrett, Robert Lemoyne & Barrett, Katherine Lee

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.,: 1927

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009175


The text is a series of letters detailing a journey through the Himalayan region in Asia and relating some of the folktales told by local villagers with Four folding maps, with textual decorations. Includes an appendix on the "Caravan Vocabulary" of Urdu words the couple employed on their journey. Among the other interesting oral histories and tidbits related by the author, there is a tale recounted from the perspective of villagers in the Himalayas a... View more info

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Beautiful Flowers of Kashmir [Volume II]

By: Blatter, Ethelbert

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London / India, Staples and Staples Limited, / Bishen Singh Mehendra Pal Singh: 1994

Seller ID: 009462


Publisher's black cloth; Stamped gilt titles, Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 22cm tall; 204 pages with index; some b/w illustration. Illustrations: Mrs. G. A. Wathen & Haldar Joo Walli. REF: Gupta, 2604 View more info

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Everest South West Face
[Mountaineering]

By: Bonington, Sir Chris

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd,: 1973.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008704


Account of the unsuccessful attempt in 1972 with Dougal Haston and Hamish MacInnes. Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. REF Neate B129 View more info

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Wild Flowers of Kashmir [Series II]

By: Coventry, B. O.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London, Raithby, Lawrence & CO., Ltd.: 1927

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009461


Descriptions and Coloured Illustrations of Fifty Species Reproduced from Direct Colour Photographs. 7 1/8 inches tall; 18.5cm; 100 pages with 8 pages of indexes. 50 plates inserted. Includes Explanations of Botanical Terms. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Bright occasional finger mark. Moderate handling wear. . REF: Grupta, 2658 View more info

Image for <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>[Mountaineering]

High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition, Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia
[Mountaineering]

By: Doig, Desmond; Hillary, Sir Edmund

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday & Company, Inc. ,: 1962.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. This American edition preceded the UK version and shows color photos the UK edition does not.

Seller ID: 008594


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 ... View more info

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...Window on Goa: A History and Guide.

By: Hall, Maurice

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London:, Quiller Press,: 1992

Seller ID: 005444


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 ... View more info

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...Men & Gods in Mongolia (Zayagan),

By: Haslund; Henning.
Translated by Elizabeth Sprigge & Claude Napier

Price: $150.00

Publisher: New York:, National Travel Club,: 1933.<br>

Edition: Special edition for club - First Edition, thus. [Published by Dutton in 1935]<br>

Seller ID: 004106


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 (1896-1... View more info

Image for ...<b>Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville  </b><br>

...Writing East: The 'Travels' of Sir John Mandeville

By: Higgins, Iain Macleod

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA:, University of Pennsylvania Press,: 1997.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.<br>

Seller ID: 007521


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.... View more info

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Vignettes of Kashmir

By: Hull, E. G. ; .Preface by Sir William Mackworth Young.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Marshall Brotehrs / Church of England Zenana Missionary Society,: 1903.

Seller ID: 009199


Insights into the culture; home life, manners and customs of the people of Kashmir written by the author who was a female missionary. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with some hand soiling. View more info

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The Light Garden of the Angel King: Journeys In Afghanistan

By: Levi, Peter

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Indianapolis:, Bobbs-Merrill,: 1972.

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 002147


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 ... View more info

Image for ...<b>The Afghan Amulet: Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad.</b>

...The Afghan Amulet: Travels from the Hindu Kush to Razgrad.

By: Paine, Sheila

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York:, A Wyatt for St. Martin's Press,: 1994.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005949


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... View more info

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Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier;
a Record of Sixteen Years' Close Intercourse with the Natives of the Indian Marches.

By: Pennell, T. L.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Lippincott,: 1909.<br>

Edition: First Edition. American<br>

Seller ID: 002834


Dr. Pennell a medical doctor and missionary was stationed at the mission station of Bannu, on the Indian Frontier for 16 years. Travelling into hostile Afghan and Pakistani regions disguised as a vagabond.Several chapters discuss Afghan traditions, the geography of the border region, and the prevalence of tribal feuds and conflicts, Afghan Mullahs and “Afghan Women.Much of the work concerns Islamic customs and traditions, as practiced in Afghanistan and t... View more info

Image for ...<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>

...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.

By: Powell, E. Alexander

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, The Century Company,: 1929.<br>

Edition: Second Printing.

Seller ID: 005154


Bindings square and tight. Light handling wear. Text clean with scattered aging. View more info

Image for <b> After Everest - The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary </b>

After Everest - The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary

By: Somervell, T. Howard

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd: 1938

Edition: Second Edition [First in this form]

Seller ID: 009467


The author took part in the 1922 & 1924 Everest expeditions, and was president of the Alpine Club, 1962-4. Second Edition [First in this form] 17.8cm; 7 inches tall; 319 pages with index. Bindings tight and square. Slight shelf lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. REF: Neate S142 View more info

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A Holiday in the Happy Valley

By: Swinburne, T. R.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New Delhi:, Sagar Publications,: 1970.

Edition: Reprint issue of 1907 classic.

Seller ID: 009200


"A very happy time spent in rambling among some of the finest scenery of this lovely earth, may induce anyone to betake himself to Kashmir, he will achieve something worth living for" (preface) Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has been handled with loss top spine. View more info

Image for <b>Kingdom of Adventure: Everest, A Chronicle of Man's Assault on the Earth's Highest Mountain   </b>

Kingdom of Adventure: Everest, A Chronicle of Man's Assault on the Earth's Highest Mountain

By: Ullman, James Ramsey

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York:, William Salone Associates, Inc.,: 1947.

Edition: First American edition preceding English.

Seller ID: 008708


The author joins numerous passages by Bruce, Mallory, Norton, Odell, Scott and Younghusband from Everest narratives with his linking text. One of the most enjoyable books on Everest yet written.(BRD)Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Ref: Neate 842; Krawczyk 1021; Book Review Digest View more info

Image for ...<b> Horizon Hunter:<br> The Adventures of a Modern Marco Polo. </b>

... Horizon Hunter:
The Adventures of a Modern Marco Polo.

By: [Asia] Forman, Harrison

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York:, National Travel Club,: 1940

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 006540


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 en... View more info

Image for ...<b> The Everest-Lhotse Adventure </b><br>

... The Everest-Lhotse Adventure

By: [Everest] Eggler, Albert; Translated by Hugh Merrick

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: [No date, c1957]<br>

Edition: Printed in Great Britain.<br>

Seller ID: 007747


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. View more info

Image for ...<b>The Critic In the Orient  </b><br>

...The Critic In the Orient

By: [Pacific Rim] Fitch, George Hamlin

Price: $29.95

Publisher: San Francisco:, Paul Elder and Company,: 1913.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. Trade. [McBride]<br>

Seller ID: 007462


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. View more info