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Right To The Edge: Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means

By: Boorman, Charley

Price: £13.50

Publisher: UK, Sphere: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03173

ISBN: 1847443516

Condition: Very Good


From active volcanoes to coffee plantations to hilltop monasteries. Charley takes the reader on an incredible journey through some of the most spectacular countries in the world. Fast paced and fascinating, ' Right to the Edge , is a gripping read from one of the best travel-adventure writers. A good ,clean tight copy. View more info

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South Eastern Sail: From the Medway to the Solent, 1840-1940

By: Bouquet, Michael

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, David & Charles: 1972

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03437

ISBN: 0715355929

Condition: Near Fine


From sources as far apart as New York and New Zealand, from public and private collections and from his own collection, the author has chosen over 100 pictures ( many never published before ) to illustrate the shipping and harbours of Kent, Sussex and Hampshire in the golden age of sale. There is a facsimile of a shipping insurance certificate loose in the book. There is some writing in pencil on the fep. saying '36 photos of Shoreham vessels.' The D/J shows light edge wear especially to the top of the rear panel and spine. View more info

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The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Age of Columbus

By: David Abulafia

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Yale University Press: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03426

ISBN: 0300125828

Condition: Fine


This erudite exploration of responses by Iberians and Italians to the peoples they found at the end of the fifteenth century is both unabashedly old-school and engagingly new. Abulafia's vast essay is as illuminating as it is readable. There is a bump to the front top corner of the black board. A fine tight clean copy. View more info

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The Great Western Beach : A Memoir of a Cornish Childhood Between the Wars

By: Emma Smith

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04200

ISBN: 0747595917

Condition: Very Good


This marvellous memoir of a 1923 to 1935 childhood pulsates with life. Newquay - its eccentrics, residents and exotic holiday - makers, its tennis tournaments and bathing parties, invigorating walks and teas at the Rose caf'e. Written with enormous love and a gently caustic wit, it generates an atmosphere hauntingly different from the usual run of childhood reminiscences. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Our Everest Adventure - The pictorial history from Kathmandu to the summit

By: Hunt, John

Price: £25.00

Publisher: UK, Brockhampton Press: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03129

Condition: Fair


This is a valuable and permanent record of one of the great mountaineering adventures of the twentieth century. With over 150 pictures, most of which were published for the first time in this book, with all the important photographs taken on the final assault and from the summit by Sir Edmund Hilary. The boards show shelf-wear to its edges and the top and base of the spine with bumps to the corners and light tanning. The front paste-down, flyleaf ,half-title page ,title-page and foreword page shows light foxing, has does the rear paste-down and end-paper . The D/J although intact shows heavy ... View more info

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MY New York : New Anniversary Edition

By: Jakobsen, Kathy

Price: £15.00

Publisher: USA, Little, Brown Book Group: 2003

Edition: Revised Edition

Sellers ID: 03269

ISBN: 0316927112

Condition: Very Good


Sumptuous, eye -catching paintings full of vitality and elaborate detail bring the city to life as a young girl takes readers on a pictorial tour of all her favourite places. Her unusual child-like perspective and exuberant enthusiasm for New York make this book a glorious celebration of the city that never sleeps. This edition includes 23 new paintings and 7 foldout scenes. There is very light shelf-wear to the D/W corners. A good, clean tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and mat take upto 90 days to arrive. View more info

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Beyond the North West Frontier: Travels in the Hindu Kush and Karakorams

By: Lines, Maureen

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford Illustrated Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03011

ISBN: 0946609683

Condition: Very Good


This book is the culmination of many months of travel over a number of years by the author into the remote lands of the Hindu Kush and Karakorams of Pakistan, and of her visits to the Kalash valleys of Birir, Rumbur and Bumburet, high on the Pakistan/ Afghanistan border, where she now stays for several months of the year. There is a small mark to the front paste down. A clean tight copy. View more info

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Mine Host America

By: Mark Pepys : 6th Earl of Cottenham

Price: £35.00

Publisher: UK, William Collins Sons & Co Ltd: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04224

Condition: Very Good


This book covers the visit of Mark Pepys, 6th Earl of Cottenham has he travels across America in 1937. There is a fold -out map in the front of the book showing his journey and it is illustrated throughout with black & white photographs The book is half bound, this looks like leather but doesn't have the smell of leather, it is scuffed at the head of the spine and so far down its length, the corners are also lightly scuffed. The text block has light foxing and there is a dedication on the front end papers. it is still a tight, square copy. View more info

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The Smell Of The Continent: The British Discover Europe

By: Munson, James; Mullen, Richard

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK., Macmillan: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02933

ISBN: 0230741908

Condition: Very Good


The Smell of the Continent gives us a charming glimpse of our forebears venturing forth across the Channel at a time when travelling was a much bolder venture than boarding a cheap flight. In doing so, they created the modern tourist industry. Their adventures show that the gulf between the ' traveller' and the ' tourist' was as wide in our great-grandparents' time as it is today. The base of the maroon boards is bumped, and the D/W has a tear at the top edge and on the spine which has been repaired from the inside. View more info

Tales from Two Cities: Travels of Another Sort

By: Murphy,Dervla

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, John Murray Publishers Ltd: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03496

ISBN: 0719544351

Condition: Fine


Dervla Murphy has travelled in many parts of the world, but she admits that her travels in the Midlands and the north of England were even more challenging. Her experiences provide raw material and enough human plots to keep a short story writer supplied for a lifetime. The spine and rear panel of the d/w are in faded pink with a white band at the foot of the spine, we don't know if this is due to the sun or lack of ink in the printing process. The d/w is also covered in plastic. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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The Kombi Trail: Across Three Continents in a VW Van

By: Robert Cox; Roger Sherwin; Tony Thompson

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03022

ISBN: 178076376X

Condition: Very Good


Cambridge 1961. A group of students set off on a trip of a lifetime. They travel through the Soviet Union, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and on to Africa. Their mode of transport ? Th iconic VW Kombi. The story is a tribute to the rugged determination of the VW Kombi whose descendants still grace the highways and the more demanding roads of the world. A nice clean, tight copy. View more info

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River Dog: A Journey Down the Brahmaputra

By: Shand,Mark

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Little, Brown: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 03567

ISBN: 0316860352

Condition: Fine


In " River Dog". celebrated travel writer Mark Shand chronicles his attempt to complete this journey. He is constantly manipulated by the river, known by various names in different countries in the region, until it empties into the largest river delta in the world. The D/W shows light shelf wear to its corners. A good, clean and tight copy View more info

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Raging Rivers Stormy Seas

By: Storry Terry; Marcus Bailie; Nigel Foster

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Oxford Illustrated Press Ltd: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03054

ISBN: 0946609608

Condition: Very Good


Ten canoeing expeditions to different parts of the world are dramatically, often humorously described by three of Britain's most active rough water paddlers. Here then is a celebration of a love for rough water by those who have paddled her wildest storms. A good clean copy. View more info

Egypt Revealed Artist-Travellers in an Antique Land.

By: T.G.H. James

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Folio Society Ltd: 1997

Sellers ID: 04527

Condition: Very Good


This is a Folio Society Edition with lovely illustrated boards. The slipcase is worn on the corners. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Pillars of Hercules : A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean

By: Theroux, Paul

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Hamish Hamilton Ltd: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03023

ISBN: 0241135044

Condition: Very Good


The Pillars of Hercules , recounts a long, lively, often hilarious trip, some of it in search of Evelyn Waugh's Labels, Fitzgerald's Tender in the Night, and the land marks of The Odyssey. It is a travel book in a great tradition written with Paul Theroux's unmatched originality and style. The text block front edge has some light marks on it. The D/W shows light shelf-wear, with an indentation to the front panel. A clean Tight copy. View more info

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Yet Being Someone Other

By: Van der Post, Laurens

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, The Hogarth Press Ltd: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02960

ISBN: 0701219009

Condition: Very Good


Yet Being Someone Other, is the most revealing book that Laurens van der Post has written about his extraordinary and eventful life, and the most far-reaching: it is a distillation of the experiences that have moved him at the deepest level of the imagination and made him the exceptional person and writer he is. A clean and tight copy. View more info