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A Modern Sinbad - an autobiography

By: "Sinbad",

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1933

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4601

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 320pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Book has aged, with general scuffing and dusting of boards, spine faded and discoloured, block edges tanned with dust on top. Foxing to opening and closing pages. Sea tales of a latter-day English Sinbad. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Sea, Sinbad, London View more info

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Burgundy: the Splendid Duchy - Studies and Sketches in South Burgundy

By: Allen, Percy

Price: £28.00

Publisher: London, Francis Griffiths: 1912

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 5222

Condition: Less than good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xix prelims, 302pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Marjorie Nash. Less than good/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Ex-lib with ink number on spine and sticker on inner board. Boards and spine bumped and scuffed, block edges profoundly ragged. Book has been much read over a century. Attractively illustrated journey through a historic region of Western Europe. Catalogue: Travel.... View more info

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In The Village - An intimate look at life in a small American community through British eyes

By: Bailey, Anthony

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Thames & Hudson: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2787

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 226pp. Good +++/Good +++. Some foxing to block edges. Dustwrapper is bright, clean, and intact, with little evidence of handling, though protective film is torn on rear. Stonington is the setting and the subject for this open-minded and warm book by a Briton who moved to the small Connecticut town of that name in 1961. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: America, Connecticut, Stonington View more info

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Man and the Sea - from the Ice Age to the Norman Conquest

By: Banbury, Philip

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Frogmore St Albans, Adlard Coles: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5314

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 269pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book tight and solid, with clean boards and spine. Light foxing and some staining to block edges,all pages clean. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear and fading along top, with 1cm tear at top of spine adjacent to front. The authoritative illustrated account of how early European man paddled and sailed on voya... View more info

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The Wreckers - A story of killing seas, false lights and plundered ships

By: Bathurst, Bella

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 2005

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4610

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxiii prelims, 326pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine. An entertaining and informative account of the events that used to unfold in British coastal communities, on the occasion of cargo ships being wrecked close to shore. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Shipwreck, plunder, loot, orgy View more info

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The Wreck of the Memphis

By: Beach, Captain Edward L.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1967

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5304

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 312pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine and boards a little bumped and scuffed at corners, light staining to base of block,edges generally dusty with some speckling on right edge. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipped ends of spine - overall bright and clean. The story of the 1916 wreck of one of the largest US Navy cruisers ever built. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywor... View more info

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Turkey beyond the Maenander

By: Bean, George E.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1989

Edition: second thus

Seller ID: 5211

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, second thus, xx prelims, 236pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Spine just a little bumped, otherwise near fine. Dustwrapper has small price sticker residue on front. No shelfwear or evidence of handling. The third of Bean's well-known guide to the sites of west and south-west Turkey Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Turkey, Maenander, Caria View more info

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Pencillings by the Way - A "Constitutional" Voyage Round the World: 1870 & 1871

By: Beaumont, Thomas E.; Godden, Geoffrey A.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4434

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 121pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Fading to ends of spine and actual top and bottom edges of boards. Some faint pinpoint foxing to block edges.Text clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has bumped top of spine. Edited by Godden, this is the diary of a wealthy young provincial English solicitor, sent round the world Eastwards for the good of his health, and... View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - 1. Frontiers of Empire

By: Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. (ed)

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Blackwood: 1932

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5330

Condition: Good


Hardback, 182mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 285pp. Good/NoWrapper. Differential fading to endpapers. Spine and boards bumped. Block edges dusty with hint of foxing. Collection of short vignettes descibing life and events on the fringes of the British Empire. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Empire, Tibet, India View more info

'Blackwood' Tales from the Outposts - 4. Pioneering

By: Bethell, Lieutenant-Colonel L.A. (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Blackwood: 1939

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5334

Condition: Good


Hardback, 182mm x 122mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 310pp. Good/NoWrapper. Front board has advanced 5mm in front of rear. Spine bumped, boards basically clean. Block also clean with some dusty edges. Collection of tales from outposts of the British Empire Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Empire, army View more info

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A Saharan Venture, being the account of a journey across the Sahara from Kano to Algeria

By: Cameron, Donald R.G.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1928

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4418

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, green titles, first edition, x prelims, 314pp. plus index, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Frontispiece partially detached. Boards a little faded and grubby, block edge also a little grubby, with some foxing also affecting opening and closing pages. Account of an adventurous desert journey. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Sahara, Kano, Agades View more info

Journey to Pitcairn

By: Clune, Frank

Price: £19.50

Publisher: Sydney, Angus & Robertson: 1966

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 4468

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 24cm x 16cm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xviii prelims, 245pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Boards bumped, scuffed with some staining to rear. Block edges a little grubby also. No d/w. A journey after the famous voyage of HMS Bounty, with its mutiny, and final landfall of mutineers on the impossibly remote Pitcairn Island. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Pitcairn, Bounty, mut... View more info

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Algerian Adventure

By: Collier, Joy

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin: 1945

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 2429

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo cream cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 188pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Joy Collier. Good +/Less than good. Gift Inscription. Book printed to war standard and boards have flimsy feel. Spine and bottom corners bumped. Dustwrapper is bright and clean but is shelfworn, with six significant areas of loss around edges of covers and spine. Price clipped from inner flap The intriguing... View more info

Lost Warships - An Archaeological Tour of War at Sea

By: Delgado, James P.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Conway Maritime Press: 2001

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4631

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 286mm x 236mm dark blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, xvii prelims, 190pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Near Fine/Very Good. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper has just a little shelfwear to top else near fine. Superb, large-scale volume, written by a global shipwreck expert, looking at the history of warships through the evidence of wrecks. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Warsh... View more info

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Island Possessed

By: Dunham, Katharine

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4458

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo blue decorated boards, gilt titles, first edition, viii prelims, 280pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Good +/Good. Private library sticker - "University of Southern Illinois Katherine Dunham Collection" on endpaper. Spine bumped, top of block dusty with a little foxing, right edge just a little ragged. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some watery staining to top of rear, chipping to top of spine. Dunham's story of her thirty years living and working in... View more info

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Home & Dry in Normandy - A Memoir of Eternal Optimism in Rural France

By: East, George

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Orion: 2005

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 4426

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 276pp. Near Fine/Near Fine. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper is near fine Based on the previously published "Home & Dry in France" and "Rene and Me" - these are well-told and true stories of the author and his wife as they try to start a new life, living off the land in rural France. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: France, Normandy, Nehou View more info

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Maiden

By: Edwards (M.B.E.), Tracy ; Madge, Tim

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4632

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 255mm x 200mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 224pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has just a little shelfwear along top. Together with Tim Madge, Edwards tells her amazing story of how she put together a crew of women, and sailed around the world in a boat called Maiden. Catalogue: Sea Voyages.... View more info

The Deep Six

By: Edwards, Captain R.G.

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1964

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5310

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 183pp. Very Good/Good +++. Top of block dusty, no other obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has scratched loss ot top of spine, with laminate cracked at rear by spine, but overall still bright and presentable. Memoirs of a 20th century sea-captain, one of the last generation to literally "learn the ropes" in the age of sail. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Sailing, ship, captain, marine View more info

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The Genius of Europe

By: Ellis, Havelock

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Williams & Norgate: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2423

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 252pp. plus index, Good +/Good. Foxing to top of block and slightly to block edge. Dustwrapper has shelfwear, with top of cover, flaps, and spine all frayed, with some very slight general fading, else bright and clean. A consideration of the national characteristics of the major European peoples, as expressed through their arts and literature especially, with special chapters on the historic relations between... View more info

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The Third Time Around - The BOC Challenge 1990-91

By: Fairchild, Tony ; Knox-Johnston, Robin

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4598

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 250mm x 196mm blue cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 184pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Top of block a little dusty else near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) is near fine save some wobbling of rear. The official account of the world's most challenging yacht race. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Yacht, BOC, Newport, Jeantot View more info

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Greece

By: Fodor, Eugene ; Curtis, William (eds)

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Macgibbon & Kee / Newman Neame: 1963

Seller ID: 5409

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 19cm x 12cm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, , 324pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +. Book has been read. Top of block grubby. Dustwrapper has some light shelfwear but still bright and clean. Volume from Fodor's Modern Gides series offers a complete handbook for the visitor to Greece. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Greece, Athens, guidebook View more info

1700 Miles in Open Boats - The Story of the Loss of the S.S. Trevessa in the Indian Ocean, and the Voyage of her boats to safety.

By: Foster, Cecil

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Martin Hopkinson: 1924

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5312

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xii prelims, 173pp. plus appendix/appendicies, plus advertisments, Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, with wobbling to boards surfaces. Block edges grubby and a little ragged, notably on base. Some occasional foxing on pages. Fold-out map at rear clean and uncreased. Epic tale of survival on the High Seas in 1923. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: T... View more info

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Lewis & Clark - Legacies, Memories and New Perspectives

By: Fresonke, Kris ; Spence, Mark (ed)

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Los Angeles, London, University of California Press: 2004

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4433

Condition: Very Good


Paperback, 8vo , VII prelims, 290pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Very Good/NoWrapper. Paperback has been read, but spine is uncreased. Just the beginnings of curling to corners. A collection of papers offering new interpretations of Lewis and Clark's remarkable expedition, two centuries on. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Lewis, Clark, America, frontier View more info

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Millionaires' Islands

By: Frischauer, Willi

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 901

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 223mm x 144mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 222+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book is tight and clean save for some foxing/blotching to block edges, Dustwrapper is bright and clean with minimal wear only. "The inside story of the great Greek shipping families and their island homes." Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Onassis, Niarchos, magnate View more info

Blue Angels and Whales

By: Gibbings, Robert

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1946

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 4614

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo blue decorated boards, gilt titles, second edition, 114pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Robert Gibbings. Good +++/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Post-war austerity production.but actually quite sturdy. Book is certainly not new but no obvious imperfections. Second edition of Gibbings' popular account of his travels under the seas of the worlds, with his own underwater drawings. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Tahiti, Bermuda, Gibbi... View more info

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Trumpets from Montparnasse

By: Gibbings, Robert

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1955

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5212

Condition: Good


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 201pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Good/Good. Block and boards curled towards reader, and book has been read, but text and colour plates clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby from handling with creasing on rear. An artist's Parisian memoir with vivid descriptions of life on the Rive Gauche with 8 colour plates of his paintings. Catalogue: Travel. Keywords: Paris, Montparnasse, a... View more info

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Wandering Beauties - The Story of Sail

By: Gibson, Charles

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Abelard-Schumann: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4593

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 205pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Spine bumped, differential fading to endpapers. Text clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear, with small tear to base of rear. Collection of episodic chapters, building into a short-compass history of human seagoing under sail, in war and in peace. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Sail, Phoenecia, galley, histor... View more info

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The Search for Amelia Earhart

By: Goerner, Fred

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head: 1966

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4450

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 286pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Tight and solid. Top of block dusty, light foxing to right edge. Ink marking to front endpaper. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little light chipping to top and bottom edges. Published almost three decades after Earhart's disappearance, this book argues that the famed aviatrix was shot down by the Japanese whilst working as an American spy. Catalogue... View more info

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No Law, No God

By: Golding, Mike

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1994

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4584

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 190pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Base of spine a little bumped, wlse near fine. Book may well be unread. Dustwrapper has the faintest of shelfwear to top, but very little if any evidence of handling. Golding's account of how he sailed the "wrong" way around the world and beat Chay Blyth's record - by 125 days! With a generous int... View more info

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An Ethiopian Saga

By: Haigh, Richmond

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin: 1919

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5332

Condition: Fair


Hardback, 168mm x 103mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 207pp. Fair/Less than good. Spine and boards bumped, block is notably tanned, especially around edges, with general grubbiness also to latter. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn and frayed with loss to all edges and corners, notably along top of front. Written by a Yorkshire-born South African, this little volume affects to capture the genius of the Ethiopian people in a curious pseudo... View more info