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Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa:, Purnell and Sons, 1973.
Edition: First Edition – First Printing.
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
Publisher: New York:, E. Ferrett and Company,, 1845
Edition: Illustrated Edition.
In her Irish stories Mrs. Hall excels. Her rustic maidens are copied from the cottage; nothing can be more faithful and lively: nor are her hinds and husbandmen any thing Inferior. We nowhere see the Irish character more justly or so pleasantly represented. She sees Nature in her proper dimensions: therein, but no exaggeration, and life always." Allibone These “Sketches” describing the culture of the Irish are focused on County Wexford and in particular the pa... View more info
By: Hazard, Samuel
Publisher: Miami, Florida:, Editorial Cubana,, 1989.
A very attractive and quality reproduction of this important text. Samuel Hazard after fighting in the Civil War went to Cuba to begin working on a guidebook to the island of Cuba. Over a period of several months he traveled throughout what was then still a Spanish colony. Dark brown leatherette covers with gilt titles and decorations. Titles in red band.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear. Still Giftable. Illustrated wit... View more info
By: Lyell, Charles
Publisher: New York:, Wiley & Putnam,, 1856.
Edition: Later Edition. This one not found in OCLC.
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
Publisher: Gainesville, Florida:, University of Florida Press, 1964.
Edition: A Facsimile reproduction of the 1875 Edition with additional Illustrations.
A Facsimile reproduction of the 1875 Edition with additional Illustrations. Introduction: Rembert W, Patrick. 19th Century guide with history on how to travel to the southern east coast to Florida and all the stops between Ferandina to Sanford, on the Ocklawaha River down the coast to New Smyrna.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. Bindings tight and square. Text clean. 7.25 inches tall. 146 pages then 44 pages facsimile of period advertisements, and the ... View more info
Publisher: London, John Murray, 1838
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
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
By: Baedeker, Karl
Publisher: Leipaig, Germany:, Verlag Von Karl Baedeker,, 1899.
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). Complete. Maps and plans all good. Bindings firm, Light wear to wraps with a scuffs on spine and sun-fading to edge of front. Moderate age-toning. 16mo; lxiv, 539 pages. 25 maps, 35 plans. View more info
Publisher: New York:, Horizon Press,, 1962.
Sir Samuel White Baker was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. P> Samuel Baker lived as a reputed Victorian Nimrod and was a milestone in the history of modern hunting through his works and deeds. He was proud of his British heritage and was an advocate of the virtues of his nation. shelf handling. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Gift inscription on f... View more info
Publisher: New York:, Charles Scribner's Sons,, 1893.<br>
Edition: First American Edition.
“In 1891 The Bishop of Exeter accompanied by Miss Bickersteth went Japan for two months to visit his son the Bishop of Japan This is an admirable account of Japan from the point of view and there is a full description of the earthquake of October 1891 and among other two views of the destruction caused by the earthquake. “The Parents' Review, Volume 4, page 743.Publisher's blue cloth with red border and stamped vignette in gilt. Folded Color Map of Japan. View more info
By: Brake, Hezekiah
Publisher: Topeka, Kansas, Crane & Company, 1896
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
Born in England in 1814, the author emigrated to America in 1847. He spent some time in Canada and the eastern United States, spent time in Minnesota and New Mexico, and finally settled in Kansas. He tells stories about his time on the trails and working as a drover and rancher. First Edition, First Printing. 12mo; 19.5 cm. 7.5 inches tall. 240 pp. Frontispiece and one other plate. Original red cloth. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning.... View more info
Publisher: Kentucky:, The University Press of Kentucky,, 1971
Bindings square and tight. Appears unused/unread. Light handling wear to dust jacket. Faint inked name on lower text-block. 296 pages with editor’s notes. View more info
Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,, 1888.<br>
Edition: First Edition, Early printing.
‘This new volume in the perennially popular series takes the reader to Siam, and, with delightful illustration and anecdote, tells him of the interesting animal worship of the country.’ Literary World. A delightful travelogue complete with natural history, customs and culture of the South Seas in East Asia including Indonesia, Java and Thailand. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some age-toning, l... View more info
Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,, 1881.
Edition: First Edition, Second Printing.
Vacation rambles in Southern Europe, the second book in the series.Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue; Illustrations engraved by Sargent and others after Anastasi and Darley. Publisher’s Red cloth with stamped decorations in black and gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Red publisher's cloth with stamped decorations in ... View more info
Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,, 1890.
Edition: First Edition, First Printing.
These 'Zig-Zag" stories are not as much travelogue as they are history, fairy tales, and folklore tales. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Some hand-soiling. Pictorial boards bright. Minor bumps upper corners. Faint owner's stamp on first blank page, twice. Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Some illustrations engraved by A.H. Markley and H.M. Snyder after W.H.J. Boot. View more info
Publisher: Boston:, Estes and Lauriat,, 1883.<br>
Edition: First Edition, 1883, c1882
A Summer Trip of the Zig Zag Club from Boston to the Golden Gate.Publisher’s Brown cloth with stamped decorations in black and gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Very bright and clean. Spine lightly sun-aged with mild rubs on spine bands. Some illustrations engraved by C. Laplante, Ettling, and others after P. Philippoteaux, and others; with maps on endpapers; With a bookplate of Will... View more info