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WHO LOST AN AMERICAN? Nelson Algren. WHO LOST AN AMERICAN?.
New York: Macmillan Company, (1963). First edition. His travel writings, of a sort -- covering trips to England, Seville, Crete, Istanbul, Paris, et al. INSCRIBED to Richard Elman, "Best wishes/ To Dick Elman/ from/ Nelson Algren/ May 16 1963." Elman and Gene McGarr's interview, "A Converation with Nelson Algren," ran on listener-supported New York radio station WBAI on May 23, 1963. Near fine with rear endpaper lightly foxed. In very good or better dust jacket with spine lettering toned, few rubs and small tears, and tears to top and bottom of rear flap fold internally repaired with tape.

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THE DOMINION OF CANADA: With Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska. Karl Baedeker. THE DOMINION OF CANADA: With Newfoundland and an Excursion to Alaska.
Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1907. Third revised and augmented edition. Includes thirteen colored maps and twelve plans (many folding and two-page). Flexible, red cloth boards with gilt-lettered front and spine and marbled page edges. Light rubbing still very good.

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LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS: Handbook for Travellers. Karl Baedeker. LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS: Handbook for Travellers.
Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1892. Eighth revised edition. Includes three maps and fifteen plans (many folding and two-page). Flexible, red cloth boards, gilt-lettered on front and spine, marbled page edges. Frontis folding map torn and beginning to detach, otherwise about very good with covers scuffed.

[Book #52638]       Price: $100.00
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THE UNITED STATES: With an Excursion into Mexico. Karl Baedeker. THE UNITED STATES: With an Excursion into Mexico
Leipsic: Karl Baedeker, 1899. Second revised edition. This title -- the first Baedeker originally written in English -- was first published in 1893. Includes nineteen colored maps and twenty-four plans (many folding and two-page). In near fine condition with only the barest wear to red cloth boards and gold lettering on front and spine.

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THE UNITED STATES: With an Excursion into Mexico. Karl Baedeker. THE UNITED STATES: With an Excursion into Mexico
Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, 1904. Third revised edition. This particular handbook-- the first Baedeker originally written in English -- was first published in 1893. Includes twenty-five colored maps and thirty-five plans, many of which are folding and two-page. Flexible red cloth boards with gilt lettered front and spine; marbled page edges. About very good with edges lightly rubbed, few soiled spots, name plate inside front cover, name on verso of free endpaper, and another stamped on title page then crossed out, and damp stain to edge of frontis map.

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A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805. John Carr. A STRANGER IN IRELAND: Or, a Tour in the Southern and Western Parts of the Country in the Year 1805.
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, et al, 1806. First American edition, published the same year as the London edition, but unfortunately without the plates. A lawyer by training, Sir John Carr began to travel for health reasons. He was one of the earlier writers of travel literature and produced a number of accounts of his journeys in various European countries. One folding plate on the state of the weather in Dublin (doesn't seem to have changed much). Early, contemporary(?) calf with gilt-lettered red-leather spine label and gilt spine rules. A good only copy with spine and edges worn but binding wholly in intact. Though internally very good with no foxing and just one stain to the front endpaper and tiny nick to base of first few leaves.

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ISLAND OF BALI: With an Album of Photographs by Rose Covarrubias. Miguel Covarrubias. ISLAND OF BALI: With an Album of Photographs by Rose Covarrubias.
New York: Knopf, 1937. Publisher's dummy of the first edition in the published format with decorated cloth spine and yellow cloth boards. Includes the title page, introduction, contents page, 10 pages of the first chapter and three full-page illustrations; the remainder of the book is filled out with blank pages. Front page edges a little soiled, otherwise very fine and clean without dust jacket.

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NEW ORLEANS: Its Old Houses, Shops and Public Buildings. Nathaniel Cortlandt Curtis. NEW ORLEANS: Its Old Houses, Shops and Public Buildings.
Philadelphia: Lippincott Co. 1933. First edition. With two illustrations in color, 70 line drawings in duotone, and 2 folding maps. Review copy with slip laid in noting a price of $3.50 and publication date of February 23. One corner bumped, spine faded as usually seen, some spotting to spine and gilt spine lettering dulled but front-cover gilt still bright, altogether good or better. Lacking dust jacket. INTERESTING DITTOED SHEET LAID IN headed "Nathaniel C. Curtis/ Author of"; a short, one-page list of his "likes and dislikes." No sunsets or walking on the beach, thankfully, but he does like to "jump over-board with his clothes on and dry out in the sun" and "enjoys all kinds of weather especially stormy weather." Go figure.

[Book #54412]       Price: $150.00
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THE CHANNEL ISLANDS: A Guide to Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Alderney, Etc. Frank Fether Dally. THE CHANNEL ISLANDS: A Guide to Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Herm, Jethou, Alderney, Etc.
London: Edward Stanford, 1860. Second edition. Folding map of the environs pasted inside front cover. A guide "For Visitors and Residents....With Notes on Their History, Geology, Climate, Health and Disease, Farming, Gardening, Indigenous Vegetation, and Laws." Decoratively blind-stamped, flexible, gray cloth boards with gilt lettered front and spine. Good to very good with covers soiled and a little edge worn.

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A JOURNEY IN THE YEAR 1793, THROUGH FLANDERS, BRABANT, AND GERMANY TO SWITZERLAND. Charles Este. A JOURNEY IN THE YEAR 1793, THROUGH FLANDERS, BRABANT, AND GERMANY TO SWITZERLAND.
London: J. Debrett, 1795. First edition. A very descriptive journey through Europe, including Brabant, an historical duchy established in 1183 that covered parts of Netherlands and Belgium. Nearly 400 pages, including an index and one page ad. Recently bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather spine label. Final, blank leaf somewhat stained, few stains to page edges just barely extending to margins, otherwise the interior is bright and clean.

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THRILLING CITIES. Ian Fleming. THRILLING CITIES.
New York: New American Library, (1964). First U.S. edition. A look behind the scenes of the world's most fabulous places. Top corners slightly bumped, otherwise very good in dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends and a few very short closed tears.

[Book #54714]       Price: $75.00
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A TOUR THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA. A. S. Forrest. A TOUR THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA.
New York: James Pott, [1915]. First American edition. Pictorial red cloth stamped in white, green and gilt. 355 pages with maps and 145 illustrations by the author. Top edge gilt. Assume first American, as sheets were printed in England. Foxing on endpapers, previous owner's name on front endpaper, otherwise nice bright copy, lacking dust jacket.

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A WOMAN IN CHINA. Mary Gaunt. A WOMAN IN CHINA.
Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, [circa 1910's]. First U.S. edition. Illustrated with 65 photographic plates. Blue cloth boards with gilt-stamped illustration and lettering on front and gilt-lettered spine. Good only with flaking to cloth (appears to be old insect damage), cloth at head of spine quite frayed and frontispiece nicked on top edge but interior clean and bright.

[Book #52594]       Price: $125.00
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BITS OF TRAVEL. H. H., Helen Hunt. BITS OF TRAVEL.
Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1881. Later edition. Embossed, rust-brown cloth boards with gold stamped lettering; all edges stained red. Tiny stain on front cover, and small chip from patterned front endpaper (top corner), otherwise very good or better.

[Book #47753]       Price: $60.00
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ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER: A Narrative of a Thousand-mile Canoe Trip to a Little-Known Range of the Canadian Rockies. Paul Leland Haworth. ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER: A Narrative of a Thousand-mile Canoe Trip to a Little-Known Range of the Canadian Rockies.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. First edition. Illustrated with 44 black-and-white photographs, two maps, and tissue-protected frontispiece. Includes an appendix by John Finlay entitled "A Voyage of Discovery: From the Rocky Mountain Portage in Peace River to the Soruces of Finlay's Branch and Northwestward, Summer, 1824." Green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration on cover and spine. Good or better with covers lightly scuffed, spine ends beginning to fray, spine shaken but binding still holding, small contemporary gift inscription on front endpaper, and a few small marginal stains.

[Book #52628]       Price: $60.00
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ABBEYS. M. R. James. ABBEYS.
Paddington Station, London: The Great Western Railway, 1925. First edition. Additional chapter on "Monastic Life and Buildings" by A. Hamilton Thompson. Illustrated. Great Western Railway map in pocket on back paste down. About very good with offset shadow on front board, corners rubbed, endpapers lightly foxed, name on front endpaper.

[Book #52473]       Price: $60.00
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FROM SEA TO SEA: Letters of Travel. Rudyard Kipling. FROM SEA TO SEA: Letters of Travel.
New York: Doubleday & McClure Company, 1899. First edition, two volumes. Volume II, page 90 reads, "fifteen hundred feet." First state with this error uncorrected. A collection of special correspondence and occasional articles written by Kipling for the Civil and Military Gazette and the Pioneer between 1887-1889. Both volumes are very good or better with light soiling and rubbing most noticeable at the spine ends and corners. Inside clean. Small contemporaneous bookseller's sticker on rear pastedown.

[Book #51647]       Price: $60.00
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IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND. A. Henry Savage Landor. IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1899. First U.S. edition. An account of a journey into Tibet; capture by the Tibetan Lamas and soldiers; imprisonment, torture and ultimate release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the political Peshkar Karak Sing-Pal. Two volumes, 307 and 248 pages, respectively, illustrated with photgravures, 8 colored plates, 50 full page and 150 text illustrations and a folding map from surveys by the author. Top edges gilt. Lacking the frontis in volume 2 and minor cover wear, otherwise a very good, bright set.

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MY UNCLE DUDLEY. Wright Morris. MY UNCLE DUDLEY.
New York: Harcourt Brace, (1957). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Cross country trip in the mid-1920s narrated by Dudley's nephew, The Kid, who recalls how his uncle recruits a group of seven passengers traveling east and uses their deposits to purchase a rattletrap car. Along the way, they deal with mechanical breakdowns, inclement weather, and unfriendly local law enforcement. Very good to near fine with front bottom corners creased and normal darkening near inner hinges; in a bright, very good or better dust jacket with minor chipping on corners and spine ends and a few faint stains on verso of spine which barely show through.

[Book #51957]       Price: $950.00
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BISKRA: and the Oases and Desert of the Zibans, with Information for Travellers. Alfred E. Pease. BISKRA: and the Oases and Desert of the Zibans, with Information for Travellers.
London: Edward Stanford, 1893. First edition. Illustrated with 8 full page photographs and 3 colored maps, including one folding map of "Algeria and Tunis." Gilt stamped green cloth boards. Hinges cracked but holding, otherwise very good with minor wear on corners and spine ends, floral front endpaper over-glued at hinge and loose, and frontis a little loose but pages clean and bright.

[Book #52575]       Price: $200.00
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UNDER THE ARUBAN SUN. Chi Sun Rhee. UNDER THE ARUBAN SUN.
Fuquay-Varina, NC: Research Triangle Publishing, (1996). First edition of this self-published travelogue written wholly in verse. A remarkable achievement, it would seem; eleven days covered in 288 pages, opening with, "According to the watchword, our play has started./ Time was midnight; the date a dark gray Christmas./ Working a year, three hundred sixty-five days,/ We earned a fortnight's holiday to play.// The name of the play: the 'Winter Vacation';/ The place: the island of Aruba in the Caribbean./ Transportation: a steelbird;/ The cast on the stage: our family of four." Illustrated with drawings, presumably by Rhee. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front endpaper, "December 11, 1996/ Chi Sun Rhee." Fine in fine dust jacket. Although not indicated as such in the book, this copy is from the collection of poet, short story writer, and Faulkner scholar Louis Daniel Brodsky. "Time was midnight; the date a dark gray Christmas."

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THREE MEN IN A MOTOR CAR: Or a Summer Tour in France and Switzerland. Winthrop E. Scarritt. THREE MEN IN A MOTOR CAR: Or a Summer Tour in France and Switzerland.
New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, (1906). First edition. INSCRIBED by author on first free endpaper, "P. H. Mayo, Esq./ Best wishes of The Author: Winthrop E. Scarritt, Hot Springs. Va. Aug. 1906." Recipient's bookplate on front pastedown. Illustrated with 16 black-and-white photographs. Red cloth boards with gilt lettering on front and spine and colored drawing of a motor car on a tree-lined road pasted to front cover (presumably picturing a road near Veudreuve, as it appears to resemble the frontis photo). Spine sunned but readable, a few ink marks to spine and white call letters (though no other evidence of library markings), otherwise would be near fine.

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THE LIFE OF REV. MICHAEL SCHLATTER: With a Full Account of his Travels and Labors among The Germans in Pennslvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. Rev. Michael Schlatter, Rev. H. Harbaugh. THE LIFE OF REV. MICHAEL SCHLATTER: With a Full Account of his Travels and Labors among The Germans in Pennslvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia.
Philadelphia: Lindsay & Blakiston, 1857. First edition. Howes H-178. Including his services as Chaplain in the French and Indian War, and in the War of the Revolution. 1716 to 1790. Frontispiece of author's home with tissue. About very good in decorative dark brown boards with gilt lettering on spine, rear cover has small soiled marks, beginnings of fraying on lower spine end, previous owner's name twice, on free endpaper (top corner chipped), and again on front free page, light shallow damp stain along bottom edge of first 30 pages, and two Christmas stamps dated 1908 on Contents page.

[Book #52586]       Price: $125.00
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JOURNALS KEPT IN HYDERABAD, KASHMIR, SIKKIM, AND NEPAL. Sir Richard Temple. JOURNALS KEPT IN HYDERABAD, KASHMIR, SIKKIM, AND NEPAL.
London: W.H. Allen, 1887. First edition. Two volumes. Sir Richard Temple had a distinguished career over more than thirty years in India rising to become Governor of Bombay. These volumes include his diaries of trips to Kashmir and Sikkim. A photographic portrait and specimen of the handwriting of Sir Salar Jung, 5 color plates, 8 folding maps or sketches (4 colored), 5 black-and-white plates. Covers show wear on corners and spine ends and few minor stains, including a small splash of blue paint, and one folding plate detached but laid in; still good to very good in original cloth.

[Book #49402]       Price: $950.00
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TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa. T. Philip Terry. TERRY'S GUIDE TO THE JAPANESE EMPIRE: Including Korea and Formosa.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Second edition. With chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the Chief Ocean Routes to Japan. INSCRIBED by Terry on first free page "To my friend. . .With high esteem." Flexible, red cloth boards with gold lettering on front and spine; marbled page edges. 799 pages (including index) plus a number of full page ads. 13 Maps, 7 of them folding (one short tear, on one, repaired with archival tape), and 16 pages of plans. A thick book in very nice shape, certainly near fine with one small closed tear on lower back corner. Near fine with small closed tear on lower back corner.

[Book #52555]       Price: $200.00
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