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Travels

By: Crichton, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276295

ISBN: 0394562364

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition. Top edge foxed, jacket lightly toned. 1988 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xi, [1], 377, [7] pp. 8vo. From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a deeply personal memoir full of fascinating adventures as he travels everywhere from the Mayan pyramids to Kilimanjaro. Fueled by a powerful curiosity--and by a need to see and feel and hear, firsthand and close-up--Michael Crichton's travels have carried him into worlds diverse and compelling. This is a record of those travels--an exhilarating quest across the familiar and ... View more info

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The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses

By: Crompton, Samuel Willard; Rhein, Michael J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press: 2003

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 2264665

ISBN: 1592231020

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2003 Large Hardcover. 352 pp. The sheer beauty of the elegant, lonely lighthouses along our shores - and their unspoiled, scenic natural settings - has captivated our collective imagination. More than simply picturesque, the lighthouse has become an enduring symbol of salvation, fortitude, and heroic folklore. The Ultimate Book of Lighthouses is a panoramic, lavishly illustrated history of these legendary buildings and celebrates the rich heritage of our ancestors' courageous efforts to grade manners through treacherous seas and storms. View more info

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The Riddle of Three-Way Creek

By: Cullum, Ridgwell

Price: $50.00

Publisher: George H. Doran Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202792

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, Ridgwell misspelled as Ridgewell on front board, spine slightly cocked, pencil name to front paste-down endpaper, pages toned. 1925 Hard Cover. vi, 338 pp. Ridgwell Cullum (pseudonym of Sidney Groves Burghard) (13 August 1867 – 3 November 1943) was a British writer who wrote a large number of adventure novels over more than 30 years, usually set in sparsely populated regions of the United States or Canada. Keywords: RIDGWELL CULLUM RIDDLE THREE-WAY CREEK FICTION ADVENTURE BRITISH LITERATURE View more info

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The City of Light: The Hidden Journal of the Man Who Entered China Four Years Before Marco Polo

By: d'Ancona, Jacob; Selbourne, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Citadel Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294989

ISBN: 1559725230

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket reverse lightly foxed, remainder mark on page base. 2000 Hard Cover. xv, [5], 538 pp. In 1270 a scholarly Jewish merchant called Jacob d'Ancona set out on a voyage from Italy. A year later, he arrived in China at the coastal metropolis of Zaitun, the City of Light (now known as Quanzhou), four years before Marco Polo arrived at Xanadu in 1275. Nothing was known of this epochal journey until 1990, when David Selbourne was shown d'Ancona's account of his travels, a remarkable manuscript that had been hidden from public view for more than seven centuries. Eventually translat... View more info

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The White Elephant; or, the Hunters of Ava and the King of the Golden Foot

By: Dalton, William; Weir, Harrison

Price: $35.00

Publisher: World Publishing House: 1877

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2208421

Condition: Good


Early reprint (original published in 1860). No jacket, edges rubbed, ink name on second blank, rear endpapers lightly foxed. 1877 Hard Cover. 337 pp. With illustrations by Harrison Weir. A juvenile adventure novel set in Burma. KEYWORDS: CHILDREN JUVENILE VINTAGE ADVENTURE BURMA View more info

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Two Years Before The Mast: A Personal Narrative of Life At Sea (Westvaco's American Classics Series 1992)

By: Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Westvaco Corporation: 1992

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2294312

Condition: Very Good


Includes publisher's slipcase. Edges faintly foxed, slipcase lightly soiled. 1992 Hard Cover. 370, [2] pp. 8vo. Light blue-green cloth spine over cream paper over boards, gilt titles, ribbon marker bound in. Engraved illustration of Boston Harbor, title page illustration details the various sails of the ship, decorated endpapers, small illustrations throughout text. Inspiration for the film starring Alan Ladd, Brian Donlevy, and William Bendix. Two Years Before the Mast is a book by the American author Richard Henry Dana, Jr., written after a two-year sea voyage starting in 1834 and published ... View more info

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Sketches Abroad, with Pen and Pencil

By: Darley, Felix O.C.; Bogert, J. Augustus; Longridge, James L.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat: 1878

Seller ID: 2204156

Condition: Good


No jacket, heavily rubbed, tissue between frontispiece and title page missing, pages foxed. 1878 Hard Cover. 192 pp. The Drawings engraved on Wood by J. Augustus Bogert and James L. Longridge. After a visit to Europe, Felix Ocatvius Carr Darley penned Sketches Abroad, with Pen and Pencil. Felix Octavius Carr F. O. C. Darley (June 23, 1822 – March 27, 1888) was an American painter in watercolor and illustrator, known for his illustrations in works by well-known 19th-century authors, including James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Mary Mapes Dodge, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Geo... View more info

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Holland. in Two Volumes.

By: De Amicis, Edmondo; Zimmern, Helen

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Porter & Coates: 1894

Seller ID: 2292774

Condition: Very Good


Includes fold-out map following text of second volume. Crayon scribbles on endpapers and one text page of volume 2, hinges just beginning to weaken, corners a bit rubbed. 1894 Hard Cover. 273, [3]; 275, [3] pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles and decorations, top edges gilt. A tour of Holland illustrated with photogravures, by the Italian author who also wrote a similar work on Morocco. View more info

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Sahara: The Extraordinary History of the World's Largest Desert

By: de Villiers, Marq; Hirtle, Sheila

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Walker & Company: 2002

Seller ID: 2201193

ISBN: 0802776787

Condition: Very Good


General light wear. 2002 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. In the parched and seemingly lifeless heart of the Sahara desert, earthworms find enough moisture to survive. Four major mountain ranges interrupt the flow of dunes and gravel plains, and at certain times waterfalls cascade from their peaks. Even the sand amazes: massive dunes can appear almost overnight, and be gone just as quickly. We think we know the Sahara, the largest and most austere desert on Earth--yet it is full of surprises, as Marq de Villiers reveals in his brilliant and evocative biography of the land and its people. If you travel... View more info

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Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

By: Delgado, James P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Checkmark Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194857

ISBN: 0816041245

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1999 Large Hardcover. xii, 228 pp. Across the Top of the World is a vivid retelling of one of the most enduring quests in the history of exploration and discovery--the NorthwestPassage. It covers the earliest endeavors in the sixteenth century, the many ill-fated expeditions that followed, the successful crossing in 1905,and the scientific work conducted in the Northwest Passage today. The bookis beautifully illustrated and gives readers a true sense of the harsh realities of the landscapes and seascapes traversed. Among the books many highlight... View more info

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Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

By: Delgado, James P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Checkmark Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208306

ISBN: 0816041245

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Near fine. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1999 Large Hardcover. xii, 228 pp. Recounts the search for a Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and looks at the major expeditions, including Frobisher, Franklin, and Amundsen. KEYWORDS: NORTHWEST PASSAGE ADVENTURE NAUTICAL EXPLORATION POLAR EXPEDITIONS View more info

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The Journals of Lewis and Clark

By: DeVoto, Bernard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin Company: 1953

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2299171

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Near fine hardcover in good jacket. Jacket edges rubbed with minor loss, ink name on title page. 1953 Hard Cover. lii, 504 pp. 8vo. In 1803, when the United States purchased Louisiana from France, the great expanse of this new American territory was a blank -- not only on the map but in our knowledge. President Thomas Jefferson keenly understood that the course of the nation's destiny lay westward and that a national Voyage of Discovery must be mounted to determine the nature and accessibility of the frontier. He commissioned his young secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to lead an intellige... View more info

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Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak

By: Dickinson, Matt

Price: $10.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265846

ISBN: 0060188065

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. 2002 Large Hardcover. 31 pp. Readers can chart a route on an early map of Everest, hold a Tibetan prayer flag like the ones generations of mountaineers have left at Everest's summit, and examine a dossier (complete with survival tips) for commercial clients attempting to climb the mountain. The pre–war attempts, the dangerous conditions, the recent discovery of long–lost climber George Mallory's body are featured, along with the history of the mountain, its geography, and the myths and legends which surround it. View more info

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El Baron de Courcy: Ilustraciones de un viaje, 1831-1833 [The Baron de Courcy: Illustrations of a Trip, 1831-1833] (Spanish and French Text)

By: Diener, Pablo; Manthorne, Katherine

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Artes de Mexico: 1998

Seller ID: 2281518

ISBN: 9686533761

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine. 1998 Large Hardcover. 93 pp. Spanish and French dual-text. En el siglo xix, un enigmatico aristocrata frances viajo de Canada al Caribe, pasando por Mexico y Estados Unidos. Los esplendidos paisajes que vio quedaron plasmados en las acuarelas y los dibujos que ilustran este libro. ENGLISH TRANSLATION: In the nineteenth century, this enigmatic French aristocrat traveled through the Americas, capturing the landscapes he observed in the drawings and watercolors that illustrate this book. View more info

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The Odyssey of the Essex: The Dramatic Account of One of the Epic Voyages of the American Navy

By: Donovan, Frank

Price: $7.00

Publisher: David McKay Company, Inc.: 1969

Seller ID: 2203091

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. Half-inch tear to top edge of jacket, jacket edges lightly rubbed, jacket spine toned. 1969 Hard Cover. v, 215 pp. The voyage of the heavily armed little frigate Essex setting out under Captain David Dixon Porter in late 1812 was destined to become one of the most dramatic cruises in the annals of the U.S. Navy. Keywords: FRANK DONOVAN ODYSSEY ESSEX DRAMATIC ACCOUNT EPIC VOYAGES VOYAGE AMERICAN NAVY NAUTICAL ADVENTURE View more info

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Tenzing: Hero of Everest, A Biography of Tenzing Norgay

By: Douglas, Ed; Morris, Jan

Price: $9.00

Publisher: National Geographic: 2004

Seller ID: 2269158

ISBN: 0792265572

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2004 Trade Paperback. xix, 299 pp. A portrait in observance of the first Everest ascent's fiftieth anniversary follows the life of Tibetan-born Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, from his life as an illiterate yak herder to his relationship with Sir Edmund Hillary and his accomplishments as a mountaineer. View more info

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Paddlewheels on the Frontier: The Story of British Columbia and Yukon Sternwheel Steamers

By: Downs, Art

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203101

ISBN: 1127474332

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Sticker to front endpaper. Jacket rubbed, sticker to front jacket flap. 1972 Large Hardcover. 160 pp. This book tells the lusty story of the 100-year-long era when over 300 buff-bowed, flat-bottomed sternwheel steamers left their wake on virtually all of the major lakes and rivers in B.C. and the Yukon, as well as coastal Gulfs and Straits, the open water of the storm-swept Pacific Ocean and even the grey, mist-shrouded Bering Sea. Includes over 200 photos of the colorful vessels. Over 60,000 words of accompanying text blends in the life stories of the flamboyant captains and cr... View more info

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Crying with Cockroaches: Argentina to New York with Two Horses

By: Du Toit, Marianne

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Liendi Publishing: 2007

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2201831

ISBN: 0955371406

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. Wrappers rubbed, sticker adhesive to rear wrapper. 2007 Trade Paperback. 415 pp. Launched by the Irish Prime Minister, Bertie Ahern, this is an extraordinary travel/adventure tale. An undertaking against the odds. A journey considered by many as madness. Yet, South African born and ABC Person of the Week Marianne Du Toit was determined to follow her dream - adamant that with only two horses for company, she should explore the Americas, travelling from Argentina to New York City over 21 months. Limited equestrian experience, only one contact and an unknown ... View more info

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The Last Voyage of Columbus: Being the Epic Tale of the Great Captain's Fourth Expedition, Including Accounts of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Discovery

By: Dugard, Martin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Back Bay Books: 2006

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2299494

ISBN: 0316154563

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Remainder mark, minor general wear. 2006 Trade Paperback. 294 pp. Reading Group Guide 10 pp. The Year is 1500. Christopher Columbus, stripped of his title Admiral of the Ocean Seas, waits in chains in a Caribbean prison built under his orders, looking out at the colony that he founded, nurtured, and ruled for eight years. Less than a decade after discovering the New World, he has fallen into disgrace, accused by the royal court of being a liar, a secret Jew, and a foreigner who sought to steal the riches of the New World for himself. The tall, freckled explorer with the aquili... View more info

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Out West: An American Journey Along the Lewis and Clark Trail

By: Duncan, Dayton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267722

ISBN: 0670808229

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine faded. 1987 Hard Cover. xiv, 434 pp. 8vo. One hundred and eighty years after Lewis and Clark's Voyage of Discovery (1804-1806), Dayton Duncan set out in a Volkswagen camper to retrace their steps. Out West is an account of three separate journeys: Lewis and Clark's epic adventure through uncharted wilderness; Duncan's retracing of the historic trail, now in various ways tamed, paved, and settled; and the journey of the American West in the years in between. Readers traveling with Duncan will encounter the people who inhabit today's West: farmers and ranchers, cowboy... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201377

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lightly rubbed and toned, faint stain on front flyleaf. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on the 24th of October, 1926. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll ... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201378

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on the 24th of October, 1926. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. Th... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275481

Condition: Very Good


Related articles laid in, small spot on rear board. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on the 24th of October, 1926. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to br... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $15.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Seller ID: 2295378

Condition: Good


Binding repaired, corners exposed. 1927 Hard Cover. 87, [1] pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. 8vo. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on the 24th of October, 1926. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring pho... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201442

ISBN: 0961082410

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1987 Hard Cover. xxv, [1], 89, [5] pp. 8vo. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction by Kenneth M. Cameron. Illustrated with photographs by Eastman and fellow adventurer Martin Johnson. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. The roll film was also the basis for the invention of the mot... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203611

ISBN: 0961082410

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. University of Rochester bookplate on front flyleaf reads 'In Celebration of Janis F. and James S. Gleason upon Receiving the Outstanding Philanthropist Award, National Philanthropy Day, November 18, 2003'. 1987 Hard Cover. xxv, [1], 89, [5] pp. 8vo. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction by Kenneth M. Cameron. Illustrated with photographs by Eastman and fellow adventurer Martin Johnson. George Ea... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278774

ISBN: 0961082410

Condition: Near Fine


1987 Hard Cover. xxv, [1], 89, [5] pp. 8vo. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction by Kenneth M. Cameron. Illustrated with photographs by Eastman and fellow adventurer Martin Johnson. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film, helping to bring photography to the mainstream. The roll film was also the basis for the invention of the motion picture film in 1888 by world's first film... View more info

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Some Famous Privateers in New England

By: Eastman, Ralph M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: State Street Trust Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2082154

Condition: Very Good


First edition - a paperback original. Spine faded. 1928 Trade Paperback. vii, [1], 87, [1] pp. Historical illustrations and reproductions of original documents throughout. An account of privately held and crewed ships contracted by the colonial and United States governments to patrol the waters around New England and capture shipments of enemy merchants, and come to the country's aid in time of war. View more info

Some Old Flemish Towns

By: Edwards, George Wharton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Moffat Yard & Co.: 1911

Seller ID: 2299740

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. A nice copy. 1911 Hard Cover. x, 326 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Color frontispiece and black-and-white plates from illustrations by the author. CONTENTS: Characteristics; Oudenaarde; Alost--Dendermonde--Commines and Bergues: The Song of Bayard; Courtrai; Ypres: Ieper, O Ieper (Song); Dixmude: The Vinkeniers; Furnes and Nieuport; Tournai; Douai and Lille: Het Toren; Bruges and Damme: The Lacemakers, The Legend of the Lacemakers, Song of Bruges; Ghent: Song of Ghent, The Friday Market in Ghent; Mechelen: The Bells of St. Rombold, The Kermesse at Mechelen; Louvain; The Legened of Margare... View more info

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The Solace of Open Spaces

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Viking: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281695

ISBN: 0670806781

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket lightly toned. 1985 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 131 pp. Author's first story collection. This series of essays about rural life, based on the author's experiences on a small farm in Wyoming, focuses on the people and landscape of the West and explore themes common to all areas. View more info