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A Syrian Pilgrimage

By: Ascham, John Bayne

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York/Cincinnati, The Abingdon Press: (c.1914)

Edition: Presumed 1st

Seller ID: 3253

Condition: Very Good


(gray cloth, gilt lettering, no dust jacket) [some spotting on covers, top edge darkened, spine discolored but gilt lettering still easily readable (quite bright on front cover); previous owner's signature on ffep]. (B&W photos, color frontispiece) The author toured Palestine in March-April 1913 with a party sponsored by the American School of Oriental Research. The text is illustrated with 14 black-and-white photographs, and there is also a color-tined frontispiece pho... View more info

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Away from It All: An Escapologist's Notebook

By: Belfrage, Cedric

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Literary Guild of America: 1937

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 13294

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[good solid copy, light soiling/tanning to page edges, two previous owner's signatures on ffep; jacket heavily edgeworn, some fading at spine and along edges, various small tears and chips]. The author "tried to run away from facts by taking a whirlwind trip around the world. But he didn't succeed. The more he tried to escape them, the more he was foiled by his own sharp eyes and restless intelligence. The result is [this book], a compound of personal adventure, ... View more info

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Angry Men -- Laughing Men: The Caribbean Caldron

By: Brown, Wenzell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: Publisher: (c.1947)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20080

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Fair dj


[book bumped at top corners, light soiling to page edges, faint staining on fore-edge, internally clean; jacket heavily worn, with numerous tears and chips, dampstain covering about 1/3 of the rear panel, etc.]. (endpaper maps; ten decorative maps in text) This volume "is not a guide book to the Caribbean. Neither is it a dry sociological study. [The author] did not go to records or documents or offical sources for his material. He insisted on seeing and questionin... View more info

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Local Color

By: Capote, Truman

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1950)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18878

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


(price-clipped) [bumped at spine ends, shelfwear to bottom edge; jacket heavily edgeworn, about 1" paper loss at top of spine, tiny tears at bottom spine extremities, a few small closed tears, rubbing/scuffing to front panel]. Capote's third book, a collection of his travel essays (which had already appeared in various magazines), illustrated with photographs by Cecil Beaton, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Hoyningen-Huene, Karl Bissinger and others. Locales covered i... View more info

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Pordenone A Town [on cover and slipcase: Pordenone Una Città]

By: Goi, Paolo, ed.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Pordenone (Italy), Edizioni Savioprint: 1992

Edition: Unstated edition

Seller ID: 21488

Condition: Near Fine


(no dust jacket; in slipcase) [both book and slipcase are in beautiful condition, the book blemished only by a gift inscription (non-authorial, in Italian) on the verso of the ffep, the slipcase by a tiny black smudge at the top rear]. (B&W and color photos, illustrations, maps, etc.) Lavishly-produced and extensively illustrated history and present-day portrait of the northeastern Italian river port, an industrial city that also has a significant architectural heritag... View more info

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Havana Mañana: A Guide to Cuba and the Cubans

By: Hermer, Consuelo, and Marjorie May

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1941)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15507

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a very nice copy, tight and clean with virtually no wear, unmarked except for a one-time owner's signature on the front pastedown; jacket is bright and attractive despite a showing a little wear along the top edge, and some light soiling to the rear panel]. (B&W photographs, illustrated endpapers) Fantastically upbeat travel book issued just a few months prior to Pearl Harbor, noting that "now that Europe is closed to tourists, more and more Americans will be booki... View more info

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Notes from the Canary Islands [*SIGNED*]

By: Lenning, Camille

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Dorrance Publishing Co.: (c.1996)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 16481

ISBN: 0-8059-3906-7

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


(price-clipped) [very slight wear to heel of spine; jacket has a couple of teensy-tiny nicks at top of front panel, otherwise appears fresh and almost as new]. INSCRIBED generically and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. "Writing in a first-person, conversational tone, the author relates instances in which she confronts language barriers and quixotic customs head-on. She also meets variety of interesting and eccentric individuals as she eventually falls into the r... View more info

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The Spaniard at Home

By: Nixon-Roulet, Mary F.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, A.C. McClurg & Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18705

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


(decorated red cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket) [nice solid copy, minor wear at extremities, slight fraying to bottom corners, spine cloth a bit faded; attractive vintage bookplate (see notes) and small bookseller's label (F. Loeser & Co. Brooklyn Book Store) on front pastedown]. (B&W photographs, drawings) In her preface, the author states that her book "was written with the desire of portraying Spain of to-day as she really is," as distinct from the ... View more info

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To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelogue [*SIGNED* with a small sketch]

By: Rall, Ted

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, NBM (Nantier-Beall-Minoustchine Publishing Inc.): (c.2002)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19021

ISBN: 1-56163-325-9

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dj


[a touch of wear at base of spine, otherwise tight and clean; jacket shows a bit of scuffing, one tiny closed tear at bottom front hinge]. (cartoon drawings, B&W photographs, endpaper maps) INSCRIBED ("For ____ - with best regards") and SIGNED by the author on the title page; he has also drawn a small head-portrait (presumably of himself) to the left of his very stylized signature. The prize-winning cartoonist/columnist's look at the country and people of Afgha... View more info

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Passage to Peshawar: Pakistan: Between the Hindu Kush and the Arabian Sea [*SIGNED*]

By: Reeves, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Simon and Schuster: (c.1984)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 10285

ISBN: 0-671-50842-3

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[bottom corners heavily bumped, otherwise clean and tight; jacket moderately surface-worn, minor wrinkling/creasing]. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the ffep. Signed by Author View more info

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The Silver Road

By: Roldán, José Manuel, and Luis Carandell (text); Koldo Chamorro (photography)

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Barcelona/Madrid, Lunwerg Editores, S.A.: (c.1995)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18728

ISBN: 84-7782-331-6

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj


[light dampstain surrounding base of spine (interior of book unaffected), otherwise no significant wear; jacket lightly rubbed, 3/4" tear at top front foldover, minor wrinkling along top edge]. (color photographs, other illustrations) Photographic travel essay depicting scenes of nature and civilization (modern and ancient) along "the Silver Road," an important route dating to Roman times, whose course traces "a journey through the historic and artistic ... View more info

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Egypt and Iceland in 1874

By: Taylor, Bayard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17674

Condition: Very Good+


(embossed green cloth with gilt lettering; no dust jacket) [a nice-looking copy, with a bit of wear at the upper rear hinge and other spine extremities, light bumping to all corners; gilt lettering is bright on both spine and front cover]. The noted travel writer's account of two trips he took during 1874: the first to Egypt, which he had last visited in 1852; the second to Iceland, where was sent on assignment for the New York Tribune to mark the occasion of the thousa... View more info

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Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World [Vols. I and II, in one volume]

By: Twain, Mark (pseud. for Samuel L. Clemens)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: (c.1899, 1897)

Edition: The Uniform Edition of Mark Twain's Works

Seller ID: 19202

ISBN: NO

Condition: Good


(no dust jacket; decorated red buckram with gilt "MT" device on front cover, same device imprinted without gilt on rear cover) [solid book with moderate external wear, darkening to spine, light stain at bottom right-hand corner of front cover, small nick at top of rear cover (slightly exposing the board), top corners also frayed just enough to expose the boards a bit, very slight damage to bottom edges of pp. 65/66 and 67/68 (no loss of text)]. (frontispiece + 2... View more info