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Melbourne By Melbourne

By: N/A

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Victoria Austraila, Rene Gordon Pty Ltd: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Sellers ID: 01533

ISBN: 0949208299

Condition: Very Good


This book has wonderful photos of the city of Melbourne .the front end paper has a dedication written in ink. The slipcase is torn on the bottom corners and worn on the top corners. View more info

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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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Island of Dreams: A Personal History of a Remarkable Place

By: Boothby, Dan

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Pan Macmillan: 2015

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04940

ISBN: 1509800751

Condition: Very Good


Beautifully written and frequently leavened with a dry wit, ' Island of Dreams' is a deeply personal memoir about the quest for a mentor and the search for home, and is, at heart, a charming celebration of the particularities of place. The d/w as been priced-clipped. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info

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Mission to Tashkent

By: Colonel Bailey

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, The Folio Society: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04470

Condition: Very Good


This copy of Mission to Tashkent by the Folio Society has illustrated boards and a maroon slipcase which has light marking on it. Both are good, clean tight copy. 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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D├ęcadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse

By: Derek Sandhaus ( Editor )

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Earnshaw Books: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04939

ISBN: 9881944511

Condition: Very Good


De'cadence Mandchoue, is the controversial memoirs of sinologist Sir Edmund Backhouse, provides a unique and shocking glimpse into the hidden world of China's imperial palace, with its rampant corruption, grand conspiracies and uninhibited sexuality. A good, clean and tight 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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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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Sound of Wings

By: Mary S Lovell

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Century Hutchinson Ltd: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04894

ISBN: 0091735963

Condition: Very Good


This biography is based on original documents, letters and logbooks of Earhart and her contemporaries, along with press reports, interviews with Earhart's and Putnam's families, and declassified U.S. navy records. This biography presents the life of an uncommon woman, and of the man who both aided and took advantage of her dreams. there is an inscription on the top of the front end paper and there is a small sellotape stain on the paste down where a small cutting of the finding of Amelia Earhart's plane has been stuck. 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 Autobiography- The Extraordinary Life Of An Ordinary Man- Volume 1

By: Nick Sanders

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, On the road books: 2013

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Sellers ID: 04887

ISBN: 0957296355

Condition: Very Good


In this first volume of his no-holds barred autobiography, Sanders starts to take us on the journey of his life. he reveals the inspiration for his record-breaking journeys and the inner conviction that motivated and drove him to become a modern-day adventurer. The lower rear corner has been bumped. A good, tight copy. View more info

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Lets Take the Long Way Home

By: Norah Thompson

Price: £9.00

Publisher: UK, Gem Pub.Co.: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03403

ISBN: 0906802040

Condition: Very Good


This is the journal of two not-so-young ladies returning from Australia to Britain. One longed to see Persia and the other wanted to see the Khyber Pass in Afghanistan. The resulting experiences are recorded with an honesty and perception which takes the reader behind the usual tourist facade into real life of the regions they visited. This book is signed and dedicated by the author. The leaves of the text block are lightly foxed, and there is creasing to the covers. View more info

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Venice: Pure City

By: Peter Ackroyd

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Chatto & Windus: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03687

ISBN: 0701172851

Condition: Very Good


In this vision of Venice, Peter Ackroyd turns his unparalleled skill at evoking place from London and the Thames to Italy and the city of myth, mystery and beauty , set like a jewel in its glistening lagoon. His account is at once romantic and packed with facts, conjuring up the atmosphere of the canals, bridges and sunlit squares, the churches and the markets, the fiestas and the flowers. The hardboards are bumped at the corners and the D/W shows some creasing. View more info

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Cold: Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth

By: Ranulph Fiennes

Price: £10.00

Publisher: UK, Simon & Schuster UK: 2013

Edition: 4th Edition

Sellers ID: 04702

ISBN: 1471127826

Condition: Very Good


Both historically questioning and intensely personal, ' Cold ' is a celebration of a life dedicated to researching and exploring some of the most hostile and brutally bleak places on earth. The d/w shows light wear to its extremities and corners. A good, 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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Hunting pirate heaven: In search of the lost pirate utopias of the Indian Ocean

By: Rushby, Kevin

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Constable: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04944

ISBN: 0094800103

Condition: Very Good


A chance meeting on the muddy foreshore of the River Thames starts Kevin Rushby on a voyage to rediscover the lost pirate settlements that once existed on the islands and atolls of the Indian Ocean. Hitching rides on a motley assortment of shipping he sails up the African coast, to the islands of Comoros and Madagascar. This is travel writing at its entertaining and hair - raising best. A good, tight copy. View more info

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The Pharaoh's Shadow : Travels in Ancient and Modern Egypt.

By: Sattin, Anthony.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: UK, Eland Publishing Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02778

ISBN: 1780600615

Condition: Very Good


In a ruined temple on the Nile, Anthony Sattin sees a woman praying to the gods of ancient Egypt to bless her with child. Later in central Cairo he experiences the exuberant celebrations of a saint's day and hears their stony condemnation by an Islamist. This book celebrates Sattin's love of Egypt and his desire to understand her many facets - past .present and future. View more info