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An Ethiopian Saga, Haigh, Richmond
An Ethiopian Saga

The Atlantic Ocean - Bridge between Two Worlds, Kay, F. George
The Atlantic Ocean - Bridge between Two Worlds

Greece, Fodor, Eugene ;   Curtis, William         (eds)
Greece

Aspects of Paris, de Polnay, Peter
Aspects of Paris

Disaster at Sea, Marriott, John
Disaster at Sea

Man and the Sea - from the Ice Age to the Norman Conquest, Banbury, Philip
Man and the Sea - from the Ice Age to the Norman Conquest

The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua - True Tales of Adventure, Travel and Fishing, White, Randy Wayne
The Sharks of Lake Nicaragua - True Tales of Adventure, Travel and Fishing

The World Is All Islands, Nielsen, Carl
The World Is All Islands

 

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1 A Modern Sinbad - an autobiography
"Sinbad",. George G. Harrap, London, 1933. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 320pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has aged, with general scuffing and dusting of boards, spine faded and discoloured, block edges tanned with dust on top. Foxing to opening and closing pages. Sea tales of a latter-day English Sinbad. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Sea, Sinbad, London. 4601

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Burgundy: the Splendid Duchy - Studies and Sketches in South Burgundy, Allen, Percy
2 Burgundy: the Splendid Duchy - Studies and Sketches in South Burgundy
Allen, Percy. Francis Griffiths, London, 1912. first edition, Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 302pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Marjorie Nash. Less than good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Ex-lib with ink number on spine and sticker on inner board. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed, block edges profoundly ragged. Book has been much read over a century. Attractively illustrated journey through a historic region of Western Europe. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Burgundy, Duchy, Cluny, Saone. 5222

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In The Village - An intimate look at life in a small American community through British eyes, Bailey, Anthony
3 In The Village - An intimate look at life in a small American community through British eyes
Bailey, Anthony. Thames & Hudson, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 226pp. Good +++/Good +++. Some foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper is bright, clean, and intact, with little evidence of handling, though protective film is torn on rear. Stonington is the setting and the subject for this open-minded and warm book by a Briton who moved to the small Connecticut town of that name in 1961. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: America, Connecticut, Stonington. 2787

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Man and the Sea - from the Ice Age to the Norman Conquest, Banbury, Philip
4 Man and the Sea - from the Ice Age to the Norman Conquest
Banbury, Philip. Adlard Coles, Frogmore St Albans, 1975. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 269pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book tight and solid, with clean boards and spine. Light foxing and some staining to block edges,all pages clean. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and fading along top, with 1cm tear at top of spine adjacent to front. The authoritative illustrated account of how early European man paddled and sailed on voyages of migration and trade. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: European, sailing, Viking, canoe. 5314

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The Wreckers - A story of killing seas, false lights and plundered ships, Bathurst, Bella
5 The Wreckers - A story of killing seas, false lights and plundered ships
Bathurst, Bella. Harper Collins, London, 2005. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxiii prelims, 326pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. An entertaining and informative account of the events that used to unfold in British coastal communities, on the occasion of cargo ships being wrecked close to shore. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Shipwreck, plunder, loot, orgy. 4610

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The Wreck of the Memphis, Beach, Captain Edward L.
6 The Wreck of the Memphis
Beach, Captain Edward L.. Jarrolds, London, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 312pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards a little bumped and scuffed at corners, light staining to base of block,edges generally dusty with some speckling on right edge. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipped ends of spine - overall bright and clean. The story of the 1916 wreck of one of the largest US Navy cruisers ever built. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Memphis, shipwreck, Santo Domingo. 5304

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Turkey beyond the Maenander, Bean, George E.
7 Turkey beyond the Maenander
Bean, George E.. John Murray, London, 1989. second thus, Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, second thus, xx prelims, 236pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine just a little bumped, otherwise near fine. Dustwrapper has small price sticker residue on front. No shelfwear or evidence of handling. The third of Bean's well-known guide to the sites of west and south-west Turkey Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Turkey, Maenander, Caria. 5211

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Pencillings by the Way - A "Constitutional" Voyage Round the World: 1870 & 1871, Beaumont, Thomas E.;   Godden, Geoffrey A.
8 Pencillings by the Way - A "Constitutional" Voyage Round the World: 1870 & 1871
Beaumont, Thomas E.; Godden, Geoffrey A.. Barrie & Jenkins, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 121pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Fading to ends of spine and actual top and bottom edges of boards. Some faint pinpoint foxing to block edges.Text clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has bumped top of spine. Edited by Godden, this is the diary of a wealthy young provincial English solicitor, sent round the world Eastwards for the good of his health, and for the ultimate delight of latter-day readers... Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Grantham, voyage, Beaumont, Honolulu. 4434

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9 'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - 1. Frontiers of Empire
Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. (ed). Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1932. first edition, Hardback, 182mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 285pp. Good/NoWrapper. Differential fading to endpapers. Spine and boards bumped. Block edges dusty with hint of foxing. Collection of short vignettes descibing life and events on the fringes of the British Empire. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Empire, Tibet, India. 5330

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10 'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - 4. Pioneering
Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. (ed). Blackwood, Edinburgh & London, 1939. first edition, Hardback, 182mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 310pp. Good/NoWrapper. Front board has advanced 5mm in front of rear. Spine bumped, boards basically clean. Block also clean with some dusty edges. Collection of tales from outposts of the British Empire Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Empire, army. 5334

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A Saharan Venture, being the account of a journey across the Sahara from Kano to Algeria, Cameron, Donald R.G.
11 A Saharan Venture, being the account of a journey across the Sahara from Kano to Algeria
Cameron, Donald R.G.. Edward Arnold, London, 1928. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, green titles, first edition, x prelims, 314pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Frontispiece partially detached. Boards a little faded and grubby, block edge also a little grubby, with some foxing also affecting opening and closing pages. Account of an adventurous desert journey. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Sahara, Kano, Agades. 4418

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Riders of the Storm - The Story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Cameron, Ian
12 Riders of the Storm - The Story of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Cameron, Ian. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 2002. first edition, Hardback, 25cm x 20cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 256pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book has been read, spine a little bumped. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. Illustrated history of a great British charitable institution. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: RNLI, Darling, lifeboat, coastguard. 4605

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The Life and Times of Sir Kai Ho Kai, Choa, G.H.
13 The Life and Times of Sir Kai Ho Kai
Choa, G.H.. Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, 1981. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 220pp. plus index, plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Inscribed by author. Block edges faintly grubby. Spine a little bumped. Private library stamp on front endpaper. Dustwrapper has a little light shelfwear. The remarkable story of Sir Kai, a Westernising path-breaker in the fields of law and medicine, and a contributor to political reform in Hong Kong. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Kai, Hong Kong, plague. 4448

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14 Journey to Pitcairn
Clune, Frank. Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1966. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 245pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Boards bumped, scuffed with some staining to rear. Block edges a little grubby also. No d/w. A journey after the famous voyage of HMS Bounty, with its mutiny, and final landfall of mutineers on the impossibly remote Pitcairn Island. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Pitcairn, Bounty, mutiny, Christian. 4468

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Algerian Adventure, Collier, Joy
15 Algerian Adventure
Collier, Joy. Allen & Unwin, London, 1945. first edition, Hardback, 8vo cream cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 188pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Joy Collier. Good +/Less than good. Gift Inscription. Book printed to war standard and boards have flimsy feel. Spine and bottom corners bumped. Dustwrapper is bright and clean but is shelfworn, with six significant areas of loss around edges of covers and spine. Price clipped from inner flap The intriguing recollections of a pre-war English woman traveller to the French colony of Algeria, complete with the author's own drawings of the local people. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Algeria, souk, Algiers. 2429

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Aspects of Paris, de Polnay, Peter
16 Aspects of Paris
de Polnay, Peter. W.H. Allen, London, 1968. first edition, Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 240pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Top of block dusty, some light smudging on front board. Dustwrapper has a little wear and evidence of handling. A traveller's guide to the parts of Paris not usually featured in traveller's guides to Paris. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Paris, Visconti, Plantes. 5389

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17 Lost Warships - An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea
Delgado, James P.. Conway Maritime Press, London, 2001. first edition, Hardback, 286mm x 236mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 190pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper has just a little shelfwear to top else near fine. Superb, large-scale volume, written by a global shipwreck expert, looking at the history of warships through the evidence of wrecks. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Warship, wreck, longship, Mary Rose This book is unusually heavy or large and may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction.. 4631

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The Indore State and Its Vicinity, Dhar (M.A.), Sailendra Nath
18 The Indore State and Its Vicinity
Dhar (M.A.), Sailendra Nath. Indian Science Congress, Indore, 1936. Paperback, 18cm x 12cm light blue , 105pp. plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book has been read over years. Spine creased and faded. Some foxing to block edges, also occasionally to pages. Short survey of the history of the Indore State. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Indore, India, Dhar. 4443

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Island Possessed, Dunham, Katharine
19 Island Possessed
Dunham, Katharine. Doubleday, New York, 1969. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 280pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Good +/Good. Private library sticker - "University of Southern Illinois Katherine Dunham Collection" on endpaper. Spine bumped, top of block dusty with a little foxing, right edge just a little ragged. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some watery staining to top of rear, chipping to top of spine. Dunham's story of her thirty years living and working in Haiti. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Haiti, voodoo, Duvalier. 4458

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Normandy and Brittany, Dutton, Ralph
20 Normandy and Brittany
Dutton, Ralph. B.T. Batsford, London, 1953. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 261pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine faded, top of block dusted. Dustwrapper (now protected) has very slight shelfwear with ends of spine bumped. Clean and intact A classic Batsford guide to the coastal regions of North-West France. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: France, Normandy, Brittany, Honfleur. 2786

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Home & Dry in Normandy - A Memoir of Eternal Optimism in Rural France, East, George
21 Home & Dry in Normandy - A Memoir of Eternal Optimism in Rural France
East, George. Orion, London, 2005. first thus, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 276pp. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine Based on the previously published "Home & Dry in France" and "Rene and Me" - these are well-told and true stories of the author and his wife as they try to start a new life, living off the land in rural France. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: France, Normandy, Nehou. 4426

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Maiden, Edwards (M.B.E.), Tracy ;   Madge, Tim
22 Maiden
Edwards (M.B.E.), Tracy ; Madge, Tim. Simon & Schuster, London, 1990. first edition, Hardback, 255mm x 200mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 224pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has just a little shelfwear along top. Together with Tim Madge, Edwards tells her amazing story of how she put together a crew of women, and sailed around the world in a boat called Maiden. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Edwards, Maiden, circumnavigation. 4632

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The Genius of Europe, Ellis, Havelock
23 The Genius of Europe
Ellis, Havelock. Williams & Norgate, London, 1950. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 252pp. plus index, Good +/Good. Foxing to top of block and slightly to block edge. Dustwrapper has shelfwear, with top of cover, flaps, and spine all frayed, with some very slight general fading, else bright and clean. A consideration of the national characteristics of the major European peoples, as expressed through their arts and literature especially, with special chapters on the historic relations between England and France, and the hopes for enduring peace in Europe after World War Two. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Europe, culture, nations, character. 2423

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The Third Time Around - The BOC Challenge 1990-91, Fairchild, Tony ;   Knox-Johnston, Robin
24 The Third Time Around - The BOC Challenge 1990-91
Fairchild, Tony ; Knox-Johnston, Robin. Robert Hale, London, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 250mm x 196mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 184pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Top of block a little dusty else near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) is near fine save some wobbling of rear. The official account of the world's most challenging yacht race. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Yacht, BOC, Newport, Jeantot. 4598

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Greece, Fodor, Eugene ;   Curtis, William         (eds)
25 Greece
Fodor, Eugene ; Curtis, William (eds). Macgibbon & Kee / Newman Neame, 1963. Hardback, 19cm x 12cm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 324pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been read. Top of block grubby. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear but still bright and clean. Volume from Fodor's Modern Gides series offers a complete handbook for the visitor to Greece. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Greece, Athens, guidebook. 5409

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26 1700 Miles in Open Boats - The Story of the Loss of the S.S. Trevessa in the Indian Ocean, and the Voyage of her boats to safety.
Foster, Cecil. Martin Hopkinson, London, 1924. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 173pp. plus appendix/appendicies, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, with wobbling to boards surfaces. Block edges grubby and a little ragged, notably on base. Some occasional foxing on pages. Fold-out map at rear clean and uncreased. Epic tale of survival on the High Seas in 1923. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Trevessa, shipwreck, lifeboat. 5312

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Lewis & Clark - Legacies, Memories and New Perspectives, Fresonke, Kris ;   Spence, Mark         (ed)
27 Lewis & Clark - Legacies, Memories and New Perspectives
Fresonke, Kris ; Spence, Mark (ed). University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, 2004. first edition, Paperback, 8vo , VII prelims, 290pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, but spine is uncreased. Just the beginnings of curling to corners. A collection of papers offering new interpretations of Lewis and Clark's remarkable expedition, two centuries on. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Lewis, Clark, America, frontier. 4433

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Millionaires' Islands, Frischauer, Willi
28 Millionaires' Islands
Frischauer, Willi. Michael Joseph, London, 1973. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 144mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 222+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean save for some foxing/blotching to block edges, Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear only. "The inside story of the great Greek shipping families and their island homes." Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Onassis, Niarchos, magnate. 901

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29 Blue Angels and Whales
Gibbings, Robert. J.M. Dent, London, 1946. second edition, Hardback, 8vo blue decorated boards, gilt titles, second edition, 114pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Robert Gibbings. Good +++/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Post-war austerity production.but actually quite sturdy. Book is certainly not new but no obvious imperfections. Second edition of Gibbings' popular account of his travels under the seas of the worlds, with his own underwater drawings. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Tahiti, Bermuda, Gibbings. 4614

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Trumpets from Montparnasse, Gibbings, Robert
30 Trumpets from Montparnasse
Gibbings, Robert. J.M. Dent, London, 1955. first edition, Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 201pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good/Good. Block and boards curled towards reader, and book has been read, but text and colour plates clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby from handling with creasing on rear. An artist's Parisian memoir with vivid descriptions of life on the Rive Gauche with 8 colour plates of his paintings. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Paris, Montparnasse, art, Gibbings. 5212

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