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The Story of the Life of Mackay of Uganda, Told for Boys by His Sister

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: A.C. Armstrong and Son: 1895

Seller ID: 2202686

Condition: Good


Minor staining to edges, spine cocked, bookplate to front paste-down endpaper, minor foxing to pages, minor pencil marginalia.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1895 Hard Cover. vii, 338 pp. This book is written especially for boys, in the hope that Mackay's example may lead many of them to think of Africa, and devote their lives to its moral and spiritual regeneration. View more info

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The History of the Lives and Bloody Exploits of the Most Noted Pirates: Their Trials and Executions, Including a Correct Account of the Late Piracies Committed in the West Indies and the Expedition of Commodore Porter, Also Those Committed on the Brig Mexican, Who Were Tried and Executed at Boston, in 1835

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Lyons Press: 2004

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2284759

ISBN: 1592283241

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Bottom corner of front wrapper lightly bumped. 2004 Trade Paperback. 295 pp. Prepare yourself for the horror as you enter a world of murderers and thieves armed with swords, knives, and cannons. This book is filled with stories of terror on the high seas. As you turn each page be prepared to be consumed by a society where lying is a way of life and pilfering is a means of survival. These stories depict the lives of history's most noted pirates, from where they grew up, to how they became some of the most nefarious characters to terrorize nations around the world. Every story in... View more info

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A Hilltop on the Marne: Being Letters Written June 3 - September 8, 1914

By: Aldrich, Mildred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1918

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266164

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, endpapers faintly toned, pencil name on second blank. 1918 Hard Cover. 187 pp. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs. Mildred Aldrich (November 16, 1853[1] – February 19, 1928) was an American journalist and writer. Aldrich moved to Huiry, near Paris, in 1914, only months before the outbreak of the First World War.[2] Her house there overlooked the Marne river valley, and her experiences during the First Battle of the Marne, as detailed in her letters to friends in the U.S., constitute her first book, A Hilltop on the Marne (1915). 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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Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest

By: Allison, Stacy; Carlin, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269163

ISBN: 0316034681

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light sticker ghosting on jacket rear. 1993 Hard Cover. 282 pp. The first American woman to reach the summit of Everest recounts her ascent, describing the grueling training she endured, the constant danger of the climb, close calls, and the pressing threat of death. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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The Outer Coast

By: Batman, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276289

ISBN: 0151704503

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. xiii, 384 pp. An odyssey of the explorers, adventurers, and scoundrels who confronted the Pacific wilderness when it was the edge of the world. This epic of pre-Gold Rush California and the Pacific Northwest illuminates the lives and adventures of Father Junipero Serra, Captain James Cook, Daniel Boone, and the men who followed in their footsteps. More than a historical account, this book is a chronicle of experience and conflict, achievement and endurance. View more info

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Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson

By: Boswell, James; Pottle, Frederick A.; Bennett, Charles H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288492

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine lightly toned, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1936 Hard Cover. xviii, 435 pp. Deckled edge. The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. is a travel journal by Scotsman James Boswell first published in 1785. In 1773, Boswell enticed his English friend Samuel Johnson to accompany him on a tour through the highlands and western islands of Scotland. Johnson was then in his mid sixties and well known for his literary works and his Dictionary. The two travellers set out from Edinburgh and skirted the eastern and northeastern coasts of Sco... View more info

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High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places

By: Breashears, David; Krakauer, Jon

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269164

ISBN: 0684853612

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket very faintly toned. 1999 Hard Cover. 319 pp. Foreword by John Krakauer, author of Into Thin Air. An IMAX cinematographer and mountaineer describes his participation in an expedition to Everest during the deadly 1996 season, detailing the creation of his IMAX film Everest and the dramatic impact on his life of his experiences in the face of disaster. View more info

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A Woman of Passion: The Life of E. Nesbit, 1858-1924

By: Briggs, Julia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New Amsterdam Books: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289783

ISBN: 0941533034

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink notes on rear endpaper, bookplate on front endpaper, small sticker remnant and 1/4 closed tear on jacket spine. 1987 Hard Cover. xx, 473, [3] pp. 8vo. E. Nesbit is one of the great children's writers of the century. Though known in her day for poems, short stories and novels, she is now remembered as the author of The Railway Children, The Treasures Seekers, Five Children and It, and many other stories of magic and adventure that are still triumphantly in print. Her readers love to think of her as reassuringly maternal, but this biography reveals her as a strong-minded, adve... View more info

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Down the Historic Susquehanna: A Summer's Jaunt from Otsego to the Chesapeake

By: Bump, Charles Weathers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: RSG Publishing: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2289116

ISBN: 1887530037

Condition: Very Good


A few faint smudges on front wrapper. 1996 Soft Cover. 1996 reissue of 1899 original. Describes the author's travels through New York (Cooperstown, Richfield Springs, Afton, Binghamton, Owego), Pennsylvania (Pittstou, Wilkesbarre, Northumberland, Sunbury, Harrisburg, Columbia), and Maryland (Port Deposit, Ilavre-Grace, Watson's Island). View more info

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Skyward (The Lakeside Classics)

By: Byrd, Richard Evelyn; Anderson, William R.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company: 1981

Seller ID: 2201292

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss of gilt from titles. 1981 Hard Cover. xliii, 388 pp. Includes colored fold-out map illustrating the historic flights of Admiral Byrd (1919-1927) and black-and-white photographs. Man's mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer. His life, his thrilling adventures, his North Pole and Transatlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by air.Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN (October 25, 1888 – March 11, 1957) was an American naval officer who specialized in feats of exploration. He was a recipient of the ... View more info

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Searching for the Franklin Expedition: The Arctic Journal of Robert Randolph Carter

By: Carter, Robert Randolph; Gill, Jr., Harold B.; Young, Joanne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208313

ISBN: 1557503214

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, minor pencil marginalia. 1998 Hard Cover. 201 pp. The diary of a young member of the rescue party sent to find British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850 describes their hardships and frustrations. Includes black and white illustrations.KEYWORDS: FRANKLIN EXPEDITION EXPLORATION NAUTICAL POLAR ARCTIC ADVENTURE JOURNAL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ROBERT RANDOLPH CARTER View more info

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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library)

By: Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, John Addington

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 1927

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2260192

Condition: Very Good


First thus (Toledano 3.2). Flexible boards. Edges lightly rubbed, front hinge starting. 1927 Hard Cover. 485 pp. The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini was started in the year 1558 at the age of 58 and ended abruptly just before his last trip to Pisa around the year 1563 when Cellini was approximately 63 years old. The memoirs give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as his loves, hatreds, passions, and delights, written in an energetic, direct, and racy style. They show a great self-regard and self-assertion, sometimes running into extravagances which are impossible to credit. ... View more info

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Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers' Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia

By: Child, Greg

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Villard: 2002

Seller ID: 2197958

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Bright copy.Very Good. 2002 Hard Cover. xiii, 284 pp. Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America's best young rock climbers, the oldest of them only twenty-five, were sleeping in their portaledges high on the Yellow Wall, in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan, in central Asia. By daybreak, they would be taken at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of secret bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan, and which is linked to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network. The desperadoes—themselves barely out of t... View more info

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The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson

By: Coleman, Terry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202419

ISBN: 0195147413

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very lightly foxed.Jacket very faintly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. xix, 424 pp. Admiral Horatio Nelson captures our imaginations like few other military figures. A mixture of tactical originality, raw courage, cruelty, and romantic passion, Nelson in action was daring and direct, a paramount naval genius and a natural born predator. Now, in The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson, novelist Terry Coleman provides a superb portrait of Britain's most revered naval figure.Here is a vivid account of Nelson's life, from his childhood and early career at se... View more info

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Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas

By: Corner, George W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Temple University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269161

ISBN: 0877220220

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine faintly toned. 1972 Hard Cover. xiii, 306 pp. Elisha Kent Kane (February 28, 1820 – February 16, 1857) was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin. He was present at the discovery of Franklin's first winter camp, but he did not find out what had happened to the fatal expedition. View more info

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After the Dance: A Walk through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti

By: Danticat, Edwidge

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Crown Journeys: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270843

ISBN: 0609609084

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 158 pp. In After the Dance, one of Haiti’s most renowned daughters returns to her homeland, taking readers on a stunning, exquisitely rendered journey beyond the hedonistic surface of Carnival and into its deep heart. Edwidge Danticat had long been scared off from Carnival by a loved one, who spun tales of people dislocating hips from gyrating with too much abandon, losing their voices from singing too loudly, going deaf from the clamor of immense speakers, an... 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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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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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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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 Future of Ice: A Journey Into Cold

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Pantheon Books: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281690

ISBN: 037542251X

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 200 pp. This book is written out of Gretel Ehrlich’s love for winter—for remote and cold places, and the ways in which winter frees our imagination and invigorates our feet, mind, and soul—and out of the fear that our “democracy of gratification” has irreparably altered the climate. In The Future of Ice, Ehrlich travels to extreme points—from Tierra del Fuego in the south to Spitsbergen, east of Greenland, at the very top of the world—in her quest t... View more info

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Islands, the Universe, Home

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Viking: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281692

ISBN: 0670821616

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A very nice copy. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 196 pp. A collection of poetic essays explores the realms of nature, astronomy, and the sanction of the mind found in the prairies and mountains of Wyoming. View more info

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Questions of Heaven: The Chinese Journeys of an American Buddhist

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281694

ISBN: 0807073105

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. A practicing Buddhist, the author of The Solace of Open Spaces embarks on a pilgrimage to climb one of China's four sacred mountains and finds Buddhist lamas seeking refuge from repression and pandas fighting extinction. 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

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An Unexpected Light: Travels in Afghanistan

By: Elliot, Jason

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Picador: 1999

Seller ID: 2197888

ISBN: 0312288468

Condition: Good


Slight water damage to rear pages, pages lightly toned. 1999 Trade Paperback. 473 pp. Black and white maps included. Part historical evocation, part travelogue, and part personal quest, An Unexpected Light is the account of Elliot's journey through Afghanistan, a country considered off-limits to travelers for twenty years. Aware of the risks involved, but determined to explore what he could of the Afghan people and culture, Elliot leaves the relative security of Kabul. He travels by foot and on horseback, and hitches rides on trucks that eventually lead him into the snowbound mountains of th... View more info

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Caterpillar 19

By: Eshleman, Clayton

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Clayton Eshleman: 1972

Seller ID: 2276957

Condition: Very Good


Spine lightly toned. 1972 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 148 pp. The bulk of this issue is devoted to an Indian travelogue by poet Gary Snyder. Also included are contributions from Robert Kelly, Theodore Enslin, Cesar Vallejo, Thomas Meyer, and Clayton Eshleman. View more info

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A Time to Keep Silence (New York Review Books Classics)

By: Fermor, Patrick Leigh; Armstrong, Karen

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York Review Books: 2007

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2276394

ISBN: 1590172442

Condition: Fine


Fifth printing. A fine copy. 2007 Trade Paperback. xxii, 96 pp. While still a teenager, Patrick Leigh Fermor made his way across Europe, as recounted in his classic memoirs, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. During World War II, he fought with local partisans against the Nazi occupiers of Crete. But in A Time to Keep Silence, Leigh Fermor writes about a more inward journey, describing his several sojourns in some of Europe’s oldest and most venerable monasteries. He stays at the Abbey of St. Wandrille, a great repository of art and learning; at Solesmes, famous for its rev... View more info

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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character

By: Feynman, Richard P.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2268303

ISBN: 0553346687

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Light edge wear. 1985 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist talks about his adventure-filled life in a series of transcribed taped discussions. View more info

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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character

By: Feynman, Richard P.; Leighton, Ralph; Hutchings, Edward

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2275914

ISBN: 0393316041

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. 1997 Trade Paperback. 397, [3] pp. The Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist talks about his adventure-filled life in a series of transcribed taped discussions. A New York Times bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, thrived on outrageous adventures. Here he recounts in his inimitable voice his experience trading ideas on atomic physics with Einstein and Bohr and ideas on gambling with Nick the Greek; cracking the uncrackable safes guarding the... View more info