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Tibet and the Mountains of Central Asia (Bartholomew World Travel Map)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bartholomew: 1992

Seller ID: 2280309

ISBN: 0702821349

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine condition. 1992 Soft Cover. Folded map. This publication covers the Roof of the World on a single large sheet at the scale of 1:3,000,000. Printed in eight colours, it allows subtle depiction of relief and landscape variety in this one of the most remote and sparsely populated mountain regions of the world. It is a detailed map for general reference, student research, and for those with an interest in mountaineering or travel to exotic destinations. View more info

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Mount Everest (Folded Map)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1988

Seller ID: 2280315

Condition: Very Good


Light stain along edges. 1988 Soft Cover. Folded map. Two-sided map. Close-up of mountain and perspective within local area of Himalayan mountain range. View more info

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Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of Two American Students from Constantinople to Peking

By: Allen, Thomas Gaskell, Jr.; Sachtleben, William Lewis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288761

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink mark on spine, bookplate remains on front and rear paste-down endpapers, ink note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1894 Hard Cover. xii, 234 pp. Gilt titles on spine and on front board, top page ridge gilt. Deckled edges. Published during the Golden Age of Bicycles, with photographs showing cycle designs only recently invented. Describes a three year journey of over 15,000 miles. View more info

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Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China (A Destinations Book)

By: Bordewich, Fergus M.; Morris, Jan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2200180

ISBN: 0132021366

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. xxvi, 304 pp. Traveling through the chaotic landscape of modern China, Fergus M. Bordewich discovers the remains of an older world that Communism did its best to erase. Mr. Bordewich, by searching so assiduously, so affectionately, and so understandingly for legacies of the Chinese past, may paradoxically be giving us some foretastes of a China yet to be.Keywords: FERGUS BORDEWICH JAN MORRIS CATHAY JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF OLD CHINA TRAVEL ADVENTURE View more info

Image for A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures, and Sufferings by Shipwreck & Imprisonment, of Donald Campbell, Esq. of Barbreck. With the Singular Humors of His Tartar Guide, Hassan Artaz. Comprising the Occurrences of Four Years, and Five Days, in an Overland Journey to India. In a Series of Letters to His Son.

A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures, and Sufferings by Shipwreck & Imprisonment, of Donald Campbell, Esq. of Barbreck. With the Singular Humors of His Tartar Guide, Hassan Artaz. Comprising the Occurrences of Four Years, and Five Days, in an Overland Journey to India. In a Series of Letters to His Son.

By: Campbell, Donald

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: L. Nichols & Co. for Evert Dyuckinck, Bookseller: 1801

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1971454

Condition: Fair


Third American edition. Bottom third of last text page and first three leaves of appendix torn out, boards rubbed with some loss from corners, joints weak, top half of front free endpaper removed. 1801 Full-Leather. 359 pp. 12mo. in 6s. Original full leather. A narrative of travel in epistolary form, consisting of numerous letters written by the author to his son. Includes voyages by land across Europe, across the Mediterranean, and through the Middle East to India. Evans 35265. View more info

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Glimpses of Foreign Lands and People

By: Chapin, William Wisner

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Frederick H. Hitchcock: 1926

Seller ID: 2263617

Condition: Near Fine


Special edition limited to 500 copies. Ink gift note on front endpaper. Small abrasion to base of rear board. 1926 Hard Cover. x, [2], [895]-996, 1047-1070, [1]-101, [3] pp. William Wisner Chapin produced 130 hand-colored lantern slides of Korea that are housed in the permanent collection of George Eastman House. These were used to illustrated his National Geographic Magazine article, 'Glimpses of Korea and China,' published in November 1910. Both the lantern slides and the article were products of Chapin's 1909 world tour. View more info

Image for Coryat's Crudities, in Two Volumes: Hastily Gobled Up in Five Moneths Travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia Commonly Called the Grisons Country, Helvetia Alias Switzerland, Some Parts of High Germany and the Netherlands; Newly Digested in the Hungry Aire of Odcombe in the County of Somerset, and Now Dispersed to the Nourishment of the Travelling Members of This Kingdome

Coryat's Crudities, in Two Volumes: Hastily Gobled Up in Five Moneths Travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia Commonly Called the Grisons Country, Helvetia Alias Switzerland, Some Parts of High Germany and the Netherlands; Newly Digested in the Hungry Aire of Odcombe in the County of Somerset, and Now Dispersed to the Nourishment of the Travelling Members of This Kingdome

By: Coryat, Thomas

Price: $350.00

Publisher: James MacLehose and Sons: 1905

Seller ID: 2198603

Condition: Very Good


Rear corner of second volume lightly stained, both volumes lightly foxed throughout, owner bookplate on each front endpaper, pencil notes on rear blanks but no marks in text. 1905 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. xx, [2], 427, [1]; xi, [1], 435, [1] pp. 8vo. 1905 reissue of the work originally published in 1611 (Pine-Coffin 608). A travel memoir of journeys through Europe and Asia by the British writer, who often traveled on foot. Among the number of interesting accomplishments to his credit are the introduction of the table fork to England, and the introduction of the word 'umbrella' to t... View more info

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Russia: Descriptive and Illustrative, in Two Volumes

By: Gautier, [Pierre Jules] Theophile, et al; Tyson, Florence MacIntyre (Translator)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: The International Press / The John C. Winston Co.: 1905

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2272112

Condition: Very Good


First edition thus. Former library copy, erased call number on spine base of second volume, a couple tiny ink stamps on front endpaper of first volume, otherwise no marks. Hinges repaired. 1905 Hard Cover. Two volumes. viii, 483; viii, 461. Index. 8 1/8 x 5 3/4. 8vo. Original blue cloth, elaborate embossed gilt Russian coat of arms with gilt double-ruled border on front cover, mirrored on spine, gilt spine lettering, gilt top page ridge, ribbon marker bound into each volume. Illustrated by numerous photogravures (50 total, 25 per volume including frontispieces). Translated from the 1867 origin... View more info

Image for The Mikado's Empire. Book I. History of Japan, From 660 B.C. to 1872 A.D., Book II. Personal Experiences, Observations, and Studies in Japan, 1870-1874.

The Mikado's Empire. Book I. History of Japan, From 660 B.C. to 1872 A.D., Book II. Personal Experiences, Observations, and Studies in Japan, 1870-1874.

By: Griffis, William Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2119181

Condition: Good


First edition. Edges rubbed with some loss from corners, spine repaired, boards soiled. 1876 Hard Cover. 625, [11] pp. 8vo. Includes engraved plates and illustrations. A study of the Japanese empire that is part history, part travelogue, by a professor at the Imperial University of Tokyo. View more info

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The Black Parrot: A Tale of the Golden Chersonese

By: Hervey, Harry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1923

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263125

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Front board slightly bowed, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. 337 pp. A travelogue of the author's voyages in Southeast Asia. View more info

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Jesting Pilate: The Diary of a Journey

By: Huxley, Aldous

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290434

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded. 1926 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 291, [5] pp. 8vo. A travelogue by the author of Brave New World. The author recounts his experiences traveling through six countries, and offers his observations on their people, cultures, and customs. Chapters include: India and Burma; Malaya; The Pacific; America. View more info

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Dateline Mongolia: An American Journalist in Nomad's Land

By: Kohn, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: RDR Books: 2006

Seller ID: 2203855

ISBN: 1571431551

Condition: Near Fine


Near Fine. 2006 Trade Paperback. 346 pp. This is a vivid, informative, and irresistible journey through one of the world's most isolated and mysterious countries. It is a nation where falcon poachers, cattle rustlers, exiled Buddhist monks, death-defying child jockeys, and political assassins can be found in virtually every town. Dateline Mongolia is written with a fast-paced, journalistic style offering a unique perspective on a little-known society - from the politicians and businessmen trying to deal with the challenges being thrown up since the country was released from the clutches of Com... View more info

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The Opening of Tibet: An Account of Lhasa and the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4

By: Landon, Percival; Colonel Younghusband (Introduction)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1996828

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain on top margin of small section of pages, rear endpapers faintly foxed. 1905 Hard Cover. xv, 484 pp. Tall 8vo. Original green cloth with blind-stamped swastika & single rule border on front panel, gilt spine titles & top page ridge. Tipped in color frontispiece, black & white photographic plates throughout. An account of British India's armed expedition to Tibet, designed to effect trade and establish diplomacy, during which British forces subjugated the Tibetans, though this led to few long-term benefits. View more info

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Japan: A Record in Colour

By: Menpes, Mortimer & Dorothy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Adam & Charles Black: 1901

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2174833

Condition: Very Good


1905 5th printing. A few light stains to boards and bottom margin of last few pages, spine toned, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 206, [1] pp. 4-page terminal publisher ad. 4to. 75 color plates. A visual tour of Japan, part of A. & C. Black's excellent travel series. View more info

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Journey into China

By: National Geographic Society; Spence, Jonathan D.; Mathews, Jay & Linda; Smith, Griffin; Edwards, Mike; Katz, Donald R.; Poole, Robert M.; Graves, William; Sun, Shirley; Reed, Roy; Allen, Thomas B.; Pearce, David D.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1982

Seller ID: 2288351

ISBN: 0870444379

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1982 Large Hardcover. 518 pp. Journey from the Past: Ebb and Flow of Conquest by Jonathan D. Spence; Peking: City of the Khans, Capital of the Cadres by Jay & Linda Mathews; Great Wall: On the Trail of the Long Stone Serpent by Griffin Smith, Jr.; Yellow River Valley: The Lash of the Dragon by Mike Edwards; Silk Road: Caravans of Profit, Cargoes of Ideas by Donald R. Katz; Grand Canal: The Northward Flow of Trbiute by Robert M. Poole; Yangtze River: The Torrent of Life by William Graves; The Deep Interior: By Rail to the Monsoon Jungles by Shirley Sun; Tibet: ... View more info

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A Tour of Russia, Siberia, and the Crimea, 1792-1794: The Diary of His Travels (Russian Through European Eyes Series No. 11)

By: Parkinson, John; Collier, William

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Frank Cass & Co. Ltd.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289763

ISBN: 0714625973

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket lightly rubbed. 1971 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 280 pp. 8vo. Includes a map of the journey and reproductions of prints brought back by Parkinson from his tour. The first publication of the diary of John Parkinson, an Oxford don accompanying Edward Wilbraham-Bootle to Russia. Written in the late 18th century, it was discovered in a Lincolnshire country house over 150 years later. From St. Petersburg and Moscow they went to western Siberia, Astrakhan, the northern Caucasus, the Crimea and Ukraine. They experienced living conditions among the peasantry, and also met most of the p... View more info

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East of Suez: Ceylon, India, China and Japan

By: Penfield, Frederic Courtland

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Century Co., New York: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1924480

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Edges toned. 1907 Hard Cover. xvii, 349 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, white stamped titles & rules, gilt Sanskrit design on front board, mirrored on spine. A travelogue spanning numerous locations in the Far East, with black & white photographs and illustrations. View more info

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The Travels of Marco Polo, The Venetian (International Collectors Library)

By: Polo, Marco; Marsden, William; Wright, Thomas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: International Collectors Library American Headquarters: 1948

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287173

Condition: Very Good


Publisher's insert laid in. 1948 Hard Cover. 344 pp. 8vo. London Fleet Street replica binding: red boards, gilt titles and decorations. Black & white illustrations by Jon Corbino throughout text. The Travels of Marco Polo is the usual English title of Marco Polo's travel book, nicknamed Il Milione (The Million, see below) or Le Livre des Merveilles (The Book of Wonders). This description of his travels and stays in the Orient, including Asia, Persia, China and Indonesia, between 1271 and 1298 is also known as Oriente Poliano or Description of the World. It was a very famous and popular book in... View more info

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The Road to Cathay

By: Sherwood, Merriam; Mantz, Elmer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197257

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned.Half-inch by two-inch tear across top front edge of jacket, jacket toned, jacket price-clipped (price still intact). 1928 Hard Cover. xii, 251 pp. First edition. Cambaluc, Lhassa, Manzi, Cathay, Camadi, Tabriz--strange names and strange places hold as much fascination for the reader of today as they held for the men of the thirteenth century who read and marveled at the accounts of John of Plano Carpini, William of Rubruquis and Marco Polo. From the works of these men and other travelers of that period, the authors have made a story which brings all the material toge... View more info

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The Ten Thousand Things: Adventures and Misadventures on China's Silk Road

By: Tenney, Brooks

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Trafford Publishing: 2009

Seller ID: 2202008

ISBN: 1426916795

Condition: Near Fine


2009 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 308 pp. Walt Roberts, newly-appointed professor of Central Asian Studies, is about to embark on another trip to China, but this time, the focus will be on not only the Silk Road but also include the eastern portion of the web of trading routes. What will he, Tara, his girlfriend, and his group of six students encounter along the way? The Ten Thousand Things is the story of their journey. Walt's mismatched group of amateur intelligence gatherers added a tiny fragment to the accumulating evidence of Chinese capabilities. His exp... View more info

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The Golden Oriole: A 200-Year History of an English Family in India

By: Trevelyan, Raleight

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 1987

Seller ID: 2200979

Condition: Good


Pages lightly foxed, spine slightly cocked.Jacket toned. 1987 Hard Cover. xiii, 536 pp. Includes black-and-white maps, family trees, and illustrations. Raleigh Trevelyan's great longing was always to return to the place he had remembered best, Gilgit, on the borders of Sinkiang and the USSR. Could any place have been so beautiful? Could he ever have been so happy? For eight months of the year what had seemed like Shangri-La had been cut off from the world by snow. Summer was spent in a 'hut' at Gulmarg with a vast view over the Vale of Kashmir. As for his birthplace, he was determined to revis... View more info

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The Silk Road: Art and History

By: Tucker, Jonathan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Art Media Resources: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262803

ISBN: 1588860221

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1/2 inch closed tear on rear jacket corner. 2003 Large Hardcover. 391 pp. A celebration of the cultural heritage of the countries along the Silk Road, this book is a detailed, lavishly illustrated exploration of the the ancient trade route between Europe and Asia, more specifically between Rome and the old Chinese capital of Xian. The author provides a comprehensive history of the Silk Road and examines many of the most celebrated works of art discovered in each country, and sets them in their historical and geographical context. Drawing freely on anecdotes, and literary and his... View more info