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JAPAN AND HER PEOPLE , Hartshorne, Anna C
41 Hartshorne, Anna C JAPAN AND HER PEOPLE
Philadelphia Henry T. Coates & Company 1902 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket  
Two volume tight, bright, clean hardback books. Exquisite blue cloth covers with embossed gilt japanese art with cranes and blossoms on tree branches. Stunning design with ample gilt. Very slight hints of wear at top and bottom of spine. Top edges in bright gilt. Tight hinges. Clean end papers, pages, and edges. Fold-out large, light weight map in delicate color like new. Illustrated with high quality photogravures with tissue guards. Temples, gates, street scenes, sociological and cultural depictions of Japanese life at the turn of the last century. Former owner initials and date in volume 2. Map edge extends beyond text block a fraction of an inch and has a slightly frayed edge that does not affect the map image. ; 8vo  
Price: 225.00 USD
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42 Heat-Moon, William Least PRAIRY ERTH A Deep Map
Boston, MA Houghton And Mifflin/ A Peter Davison Book 1991 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Fine dust jacket  
This is a first edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book has a tight binding, is very clean inside and out except for a very small spot on the bottom edges (not a publisher mark) . There are no other marks or writing. The unclipped dust jacket is equally crisp and very clean. The book appears to be unread. Map end papers. The setting for the book is Chase County, KS ; 8vo  
Price: 20.00 USD
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43 Hofvendahl, Russ A LAND SO FAIR AND BRIGHT The True Story of a Young Man's Adventures Across Depression America
Dobbs Ferry, NY Sheridan House 1991 0924486104 / 9780924486104 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket  
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight and bright, very clean, and without marks or writing. The unclipped dust jacket is equally crisp and clean and has a soft vertical crease on the inside front flap. ; 8vo; 303 pages  
Price: 14.00 USD
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A TRIP TO CUBA, Howe, Julia Ward
44 Howe, Julia Ward A TRIP TO CUBA
Boston, MA Ticknor & Fields 1860 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a First Edition hardcover book. Matches BAL 9414, including publishers catalog dated February, 1860. Brown cloth with blind-stamped border and decorative blind-stamped oval of T & F (publishers) on both the front and rear covers. Spine professionally and expertly repaired. The top edges are an evenly dulled gilt. There is a touch of light wear at bottom corners. Very clean. End papers coated brown without writing or marks, but with a bookplate of a well known Washington hotelier. The interiror pages are crisp and clean. The binding is tight. It is a handsome, collectible book.; 8vo; 251 pages 
Price: 170.00 USD
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45 Kane, Elisha Kent ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin 1853
Chicago The Lakeside Press 1996 Hardcover Fine 
This is a hardcover book in brown cloth that is still in shrink wrap. Tight, bright, clean and crisp. There is no jacket, as issued. Top edges gilt. Lakeside Press logo in gilt on front cover. Title on spine in gilt. ; Small 8vo 
Price: 18.00 USD
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46 Leighton, Ralph TUVA OR BUST! Richard Feynman's Last Journey
New York, NY W. W. Norton & Company 1991 0393029530 / 9780393029536 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
This is first edition hardcover book in a dust jacket with the recording still attached. The book and the dust jacket are in fine condition - tight bright, very clean with no marks or writing and an unclipped, equally crisp and clean dust jacket. This is the story of Feynman's attempt to go to the country of Tuva. His desire to go is based in part on the music of TV. The recording provides a sample of the unique music of the people.; 8vo; 254 pages  
Price: 15.00 USD
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47 Low, Charles R. (Editor) CAPTAIN COOK'S THREE VOYAGES ROUND THE WORLD
London George Routledge And Sons Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book without a dust jacket. The year 1886 is pencilled in on the title page. The book is tight, bright, and clean. There are marbled boards with 3/4 brown cloth spine and corners. The covers and corners are straight and strong. The title on the spine is a bright gilt. There is a portion of the marbled paper cover torn away, exposing the same brown cloth on the spine - not a glaring fault.. The end papers have a former owner name neatly printed in tiny lettering on the inside pasted down end paper. There is a former price written in pounds. The endpapers also have a touch of foxing (brown spots caused by the environment or impurities in the paper) . The pages are clean. ; 8vo  
Price: 45.00 USD
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48 McGuire, Stryker STREET WITH NO NAMES A Journey Into Central and South America
New York, NY Atlantic Monthly Press 1991 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a First Edition hardcover book with a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, crisp, and clean. There are no marks or writing and no wear, however there is a very faint sprinkling of foxing on the top edges. The dust jacket is brightly crisp and clean and without wear. The jacket has not beaen clipped. Well cared for. Possibly unread. ; 8vo; 291 pages 
Price: 19.00 USD
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49 Monmarche, Georges LES GUIDES BLEUS - POITOU GUYENNE Charentes Perigord Quercy Bordelais Agenais
Paris Librairie Hachette 1958 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket  
This is a flexible hardcover book in the famous blue dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, clean as is the interior. The fold out maps are in fine condition. The dust jacket is somewhat crisp, very clean with a touch of wear to the corners and some fading on the spine. ; 8vo; 386 pages  
Price: 35.00 USD
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50 Moore, Nathaniel Fish A TRIP FROM NEW YORK TO THE FALLS OF ST. ANTHONY IN 1845 Edited by Stanley Pargellis and Ruth Lapham Butler
Chicago, IL Newberry Library 1946 First Edition Hardcover Fine 
This is the Newberry Library by the University of Chicago Press edition published in 1946. The book is a copper colored cloth with a blind stamped border and decorative device with the word "Diary; stamped in the center and filled with metallic ink. The Contents include and Introduction, The Diary, an Appendix, Notes, and an Index. There are eight reproduced prints that includes a frontispiece of Moore. The book is in near fine to very good condition. There is a hint of darkening of the cloth on the spine and the title on the spine is quite dulled, nearly unreadable. The binding is tight and the interior is pristine. The end papers are a neutral beige with a reproductio n of an old map on the front and the rear. , Tight, bright, Crisp and clean. The book is covered with a see-through, removable mylar-acetate cover. ; 8vo; 102 pages 
Price: 34.00 USD
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51 Morpurgo, J. E. AMERICAN EXCURSION
London The Cresset Press 1959 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book without a dust jacket. The cover is dark green cloth with a bronze gilt bond-stamped (reverse embossed) title on the cover and spine. The book is tight, bright, crisp, clean - well cared for. The book has no wear, no marks, no writing. A view of the U S by and Englishman. ; 8vo; 253 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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52 Morton, H. V. IN SEARCH OF SCOTLAND
London Methuen & Co. 1933 Later Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket  
Tight hardback book, clean. Without dust jacket. Beautiful sepia toned photographs of cities and country. ; Photographs; 8vo  
Price: 24.00 USD
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53 Nansen, Fridtjof FARTHEST NORTH (TWO VOLUMES) Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship : Fram: 1893-1896 and of Fifteen Months; Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Liet. Johansen.
New York Harper & Row 1897 First Edition Hardcover 
This is the First American Edition by Harper & Row published in 1897. In two volumes with 4 maps and many full page illustrations as well as illustrations within the text. The covers are a dark olive-gray cloth with a decorative blind stamped design in gilt, silver, red, and green ink. The title is enclosed in a circle of a rope design, a compass, wreath, and ship lanterns. Pockets in Volume 1 at the front and rear contain a large map and three smaller maps in color. Most of the full page texts are in half-tone, but there are many rich tinted photogravures with tissue overlay. The color illustrations of Nansen's art are subtle and handsome. Many of his art renderings are of sky phenomena or seas and horizons. Some are of animals. The covers are generally clean, there are some color differences in two places on the front cover of one of the volumes. There is some loss of color on the rear of both books - a slightly mottled book from color lift. The top edges are gilt, the fore and bottom edges are untrimmed. The front end papers of both volumes have a former owner note in pencil naming the family that owned the books in 1897 with a note that the books were read 1897.98. There is a chip to the fore edge of the first blank of Volume 1. The interior pages are quite clean and still fresh, however the last (approx) forty pages of Volume 2 have a waterline at the very bottom of the edges near the spine. The glossy paper pages stuck and were separated with some chipping. There are no other marks or writing. Ample size, well inked text. Nansen was an Arctic explorer, Scientist (Geologist Zoologist) , Oceanographer, Artist, Outdoorsman, Writer, Humanitarian. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.. Many of the black and white plates are also by Nansen, including a self-portrait. The book also has photographic illustrations. The maps are in fine condition except for one which has a close tear along a fold line, but in the margin. Lithographic color. They are titled: Preliminary Sketch-map of Franz Josef Land, Preliminary map of the Route of the "Fram". Map showing the route of the : Fram: and Nansen's and Johansen's Sledge Journey, Physical Chart of North Polar Regions. In English. There is an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the Fram. All maps and colored and photogravur e plates are collated. 587 pp and 734 pp. ; Vol. 2 VOL; 8vo 
Price: 165.00 USD
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54 Norton, Charles Ledyard A HANDBOOK OF FLORIDA
New York, NY Longmans, Green, & Co. 1891 First Edition Flexible covers 
This is a book with semi-hard, flexible covers in red cloth with a title, image, and palm trees in black ink on the cover and a title on the spine which is dulled gilt. The book is divided by Counties and County Maps, the atlantic Coast, The Gulf Cost, Middle Florida, Subtropical Florida, West Florida. There is additional information on agrilcultural with an emphasis on fruits, Native Races, Seminole Words, Average Temperatures, Rainfall, Populations, Game Laws. The title page states there are 49 maps. Most are within the text or on a page with printing on the reverse side. Some are fold-outs on tissue weight paper. The book is supposed to have a large fold-out map at the rear of the book. This book is missing most of that map, only the part of the map covering a portion of the Panhandle of Florida remains. There are four pages of advertising at the rear of the book. The covers have some spots and a wrinkle (separation of the book cloth from the interior cover) . The hinges are strong, though there are so many pages the hand sewn binding. Ther are no marks or writing on the end paper or the interior. Crisp, clean. The fold out map for Monroe County has a tear on a fold line, now mended. Nice 1891 travel book with lots of suggestions about where to go and what to see. The book seems to emphasize railroad travel within Florida. ; 8vo; 380 pages 
Price: 100.00 USD
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55 Pritchett, V. S. The Offensive Traveller
New York, NY Alfred A Knopf 1964 First Edition Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket  
Tight, bright, clean near fine hardback with dust jacket. Clean end papers, pages, and edges. Dust jacket is unclipped and has some shelf wear to edges and corners with horizontal chip on back panel at top. Clean Slight discoloring at fold of jacket. Looks bright and sharp in mylar protective cover.; 8vo  
Price: 30.00 USD
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56 Pugh, Ellen Brave His Soul The Story of Prince Madog of Wales and His Discovery of America in 1170
New York, NY Dodd, Mead & Company 1970 0396061907 / 9780396061908 Hardcover 
This is a hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book would be near fine except for a former owner name neatly written on the inside end paper under the dust jacket fold-over. There are no other marks or writing and the pages are very clean. The unclipped dust jacket is clean, but with some edge and corner wear. ; 8vo; 144 pages 
Price: 23.00 USD
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57 Randolph, Mary LOVE LETTERS FROM THE NILE
New York, NY The Knickerbocker Press 1910 First Edition Hardcover Illustrated by F. Perlberg 
This is the first edition hardcover book published in 1910. The book has a tight binding, green cloth cover with a river scene in black and Egyptian stylized flower and rive scene accents in light blue ink. The title in the spine is in gilt and the cloth has darkened. The rear covers has some spots; the front cover is clean. There is a touch of cloth fraying at the very tips of the cornres. The end paper as a bookplate of George Young Hull who is supposed to be connected to the Hull House in Chicago. There is another former owner gift note on the other end paper with a love greeting (dated Dec 16, 1910. . The interior pages are clean and crisp. The book has full page illustrations by F. Perlberg. ; 8vo; 205 pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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58 Ricciardi, Lorenzo and AFRICAN RAINBOW Across Africa by Boat
London Ebury Press 1989 0688089593 / 9780688089597 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket  
This is a first edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is as new, crisp, and very clean without any marks or writing. The unclipped dust jacket is equally crisp and clean. Beautifully illustrated in color photographs and map drawings. This book may require a little extra postage if shipped by air. Heavy glossy paper, large book, 335 pages. ; 4to  
Price: 45.00 USD
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59 Saylor, David J. JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING In the Shadow of the Tetons
Norman, OK University Of Oklahoma Press 1970 0806109211 / 9780806109213 First Edition Hardcover 
This is a First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book would be fine if not for the front end papers - there is a former owner gift note, date, and price on the free end paper and a blacked out name on the pasted down end paper. Otherwise, the book is very new looking - bright, tight, and very clean. The price clipped dust jacket shows corner wear and some rubbing to the top color layer of the jacket. ; Photographs; 8vo; 268 pages 
Price: 16.00 USD
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60 Schaller, George B. STONES OF SLENCE Journeys in the Himalaya
New York, NY The Viking Press 1980 0670671401 / 9780670671403 First Edition Hardcover 
This is the First Edition hardcover book in a dust jacket. The book is tight, bright, clean, crisp There is a hint of slight bumping to the bottom corners. There are no marks or writing. The end papers have line drawings of mountain animals in brown ink - pristine. There are line drawings in black and white throughout the book and a section of color photographs. The dust jacket is equally crisp and clean. A little rubbing. The price is still present - unclipped. There are two creases inside the flap at the top corner. At the time of writing, the author was the Director of Conservation for the New York Zoological Society. ; 8vo; 292 pages 
Price: 21.50 USD
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