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Travel and Adventure

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1 Adcock, A. St John FAMOUS HOUSES AND LITERARY SHRINES OF LONDON
New York Barnes and Noble 1993 1566193834 / 9781566193832 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Very Good 12mo Frederick Adcock; 
(xiv) 264 pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth on black boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband; beige endpapers; profusely illustrated with line drawings by Frederick Adcock. Light rubbing at the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. The Contents are: Prefatory Note; Some Celebrated Cockneys; Shakespeare in London; Where Pope Stayed at Battersea; Hogarth; Goldsmith, Reynolds, and Some of Their Circle; Homes and Haunts of Johnson and Boswell; Blake and Flaxman; A Hampstead Group; Round About Soho Again; A Philosopher, Two Poets and a Novelist; Charles Lamb; St John's Wood and Wimbledon; Chelsea Memories; Thackeray; and Dickens; followed by a conclusion and an index. 
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2 Alexander, Caroline THE WAY TO XANADU
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1993 0297813137 / 9780297813132 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xiii) 194 pp. Black boards lettered in red on the spine; decorated endpapers; illustrated with maps and diagrams. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. For the armchair geographer who has everything. The Chapters are: The Walls and Towers; The Mighty Fountain; The Cave of Ice; Mount Abora and the Abyssinian Maid; and Exmoor. 
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3 Allemang, Peter AROUND THE WORLD IN SIX STORIES
Goshen, Indiana Pinchpenny Press 1990 First Edition Paperback Very Good Ephemera 8vo Erin Gundy; 
59 pp. Staple bound in pictorial card covers. Light edge and corner wear with some rubbing on the back cover; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings. The Chapters are: West Germany: Marburg; Greece: Athens; Turkey: Istanbul; Syria; China: Chengdu, Szechwan Province, to Kunming, Yunan Province; and China: Leaping Tiger Gorge, Yunan Province. 
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4 Allen, Charles A MOUNTAIN IN TIBET - The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India
London Futura - Macdonald and Company 1983 0708824110 / 9780708824115 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo 
254 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Death of a Bold and Most Ambitious Explorer - Sven Anders Hedin; The Fountainhead of Asia; Here Christians are Said to Live - the Jesuit Explorers of Tibet; A Mighty Maze without a Plan - Hyder Jung Hearsey and the Sources of the Ganga; A Tour to Eastern Tartary - the British Discovery of Lake Manasarovar; Up the Burrumpooter - the Opening of the Upper Assam Valley; The Queerest Coolest Fish at Rugby - Edmund Smyth and the Pundits; The Missing Link - the Exploration of the Tsangpo Gorge; The Monk and the Gentleman Traveller - Ekai Kawaguchi and Henry Savage Landor; Sven Hedin - Hero and Martyr; and Sven Hedin - Conqueror and Nazi; followed by a glossary and an index. 
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5 Anderson, Peter MY DREAM AND THE DRIVE TO SEE THE WORLD
Guelph, Ontario Volumes Publishing 2009 0981265502 / 9780981265506 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(viii) 255 pp. Trade paperback format, illustrated with 264 colour photographs. Lightly rubbed at the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. The author just went out for a drive, around the world, to every continent and 66 countries - 222,000 km. And it took 29 months to complete. The Contents are: Prologue; The Starting Gate: My Home; Europe's Beauty and Memories of War; My Wife and I in the United Kingdom; From Dover England to Africa; My Family and I in Southern Europe; Through the Middle East, the Pacific and Asia; USA: The End of the Circle but Not the Dream; North America's East Coast; North America's West Coast and Part of Central America; and Part of Central America, South America and the Trip to End the Dream. 
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6 Angus, Colin LOST IN MONGOLIA - Rafting the World's Last Unchallenged River
Toronto Anchor Canada - Random House of Canada 2003 0385660146 / 9780385660143 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good+ 8vo Signed by Author
(xvi) 270 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed by Colin Angus on the half-title page. Edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs. They climbed the northeastern slopes of 13,000-foot Mt. Otgon Tenger in Mongolia to begin their 3,500 mile journey down the Yenisey River, hoping to become the first group to run the longest unchallenged river in the world. A fine old-fashioned adventure. This was filmed for National Geographic. The Contents are: Map; Prologue; Two Years Earlier. Part One: Getting There; Welcome to China. Part Two: Mongolia: Searching for the Source; Riding the Whitewater to Carcass Canyon; Lost in Mongolia; An Arresting Time in Suhbaatar; Reunion Stories and Murderous Ruffians. Part Three: Siberia: Crossing the Border with Serious Baggage; The Little Dory That Could; The Welcoming Arms of the Mafia; Banyas and Dam Fishing; Vodka and Old Salts; and Above the Treeline and into the Tundra; followed by an epilogue. 
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7 Anonymous A NEW HANDBOOK TO BRITTANY - and Adjacent Parts of Normandy
London Ward Lock 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 16mo 
224 pp. Actually undated - circa 1930 - the stabilization of the French Franc in 1928 is mentioned in the introduction. Red cloth lettered in black on the front panel and spine. Light wear around the edges of the dustjacket with some darkening on the spine; price intact; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates - the title page claims sixty illustrations and the front cover declares forty-five illustrations. Errata slip still present. The Chapters are: A Favourite Touring Ground - Notes for Tourists - Motoring in Brittany; Routes to Brittany; Hotels and Tariffs; Brittany - Historical Sketch; The Emerald Coast; The Bay of St Brieuc; Guingamp and Around; Finistere; The Neighbourhood of Brest; Quimper and Its Neighbourhood; Quimperle and Around; The Land of the Megaliths; Vannes and Its Neighbourhood; The Cote D'Amour; Saint Nazaire; Nantes; In Ille et Vilaine; and In Normandy; followed by an index. 
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8 Anonymous ATLANTIC COAST - Catalogue of Nautical Charts and Related Publications
Ottawa, Ontario Canadian Hydrographic Service - Department of Fisheries and Oceans 1987 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
A fold-out chart and map, listing all the available Canadian coastal charts, in English and in French. 
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9 Anonymous BASIC NAVIGATION - Department of the Navy
Toronto Tutor Press 1978 First Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(viii) 184 pp. Edge and corner wear with a crease on the upper right of the front cover and a crease on the spine; previous owner's name inside. Illustrated with drawings, diagrams, charts and black and white photographs. The Contents are: Introduction to Navigation; The Compass; Navigational Instruments; Charts and Publications; Tides and Currents; Dead Reckoning; Piloting; Basic Electronic Navigation Systems; Advanced Electronic Navigation Systems; Nautical Astronomy; Time; Sight Reduction; Other Celestial Computations; and Duties of the Navigator; followed by appendices and an index. 
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10 Anonymous BLAKES HOLIDAY MAP OF THE NORFOLK BROADS
Wroxham, Norwich, England Blakes 1995 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good Maps 8vo 
Presented in a glossy card folder. Light wear; no interior markings. Featuring: Rivers and Broads; Places of Interest; Roads; Boatyards and Moorings; Towns and Villages; Navigation; Inns; Churches; and River Distances. For cruising and sailing. 
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11 Anonymous CANOEING ON THE GRAND RIVER - A Canoeists' Guide for a Trip Down Ontario's Scenic Grand River
Cambridge, Ontario The Grand River Conservation Authority 1982 0919822711 / 9780919822719 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
20 pp, not including all the maps. Pictorial panels with a cloth-bound spine; illustrated throughout with black and white photographs and fold-out two-colour maps. Light rubbing on the corners and the back cover; no interior markings. The Chapters are: History; Grand River Navigation Company; Fish Animal and Bird Life; The Grand River - Section by Section; Access Points to the Grand River; and Portaging Dams on the Grand River. 
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12 Anonymous HISTORIC SITES AND SCENES OF ENGLAND - Where to Go and What to See
London Great Western Railway Company of England 1924 Third Edition Paperback Very Good- 8vo 
95 pp. Trade paperback format. Some chipping around the edges; uncreased spine; some minor discolouration on the covers; no interior markings. Profusely illustrated with sepia plates; includes a dropped-in map of England showing the routes used by the Great Western Railway Company. It may be an old book but the historic sites of England rarely change. The Contents are: Introduction; The Traveller in England; Royal Windsor and Beechy Bucks; The Thames Valley; Historic Oxford; In Shakespeare's Country; Bath; Some Notable Inland Health and Pleasure Resorts; Some Famous British Cathedrals; Memorials of a Mighty Past; Wales: Its Associations and Attractions; The Wye Valley; On the Shores of Severn Sea; In the Country of the Mendips, the Quantocks and Exmoor; In Wessex - Motley's Favourite Country; The Channel Islands; In the Country of the Pilgrim Fathers and of Drake, Raleigh, Coleridge and Kingsley; The Cornish Riviera and the Scilly Islands; and Fishguard: It's Past, Present and Future. 
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13 Anonymous THE ROYAL ATLAS READERS - Geographical Terms - A Reader and a Text Book on One - Number (2) (ii) Two
London Thomas Nelson and Sons 1919 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- Maps 12mo 
144 pp. Red cloth decorated in black on the front panel and spine; gray endpapers; illustrated with maps and engravings. Edge and corner wear; book plate and store stamp on the front endpapers; hinges tight; gutters intact. 
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14 Anonymous VIEWS OF LONDON
London The London Stereoscopic Company 1910 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
Edge and corner wear. Actually undated - circa 1910. This contains fifty black and white photographic views of London, England, including the Tower Bridge, London Bridge, The Bank and Royal Exchange, Blackfriar's Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral, The Strand and Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, The Old Curiosity Shop, Portsmouth Street and many more. 
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15 Anonymous WEST WEMYSS VILLAGE WALKABOUT
West Wemyss, Scotland Save Semyss Ancient Caves Society 2002 0946294356 / 9780946294350 First Revised Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
32 pp. Staple-bound in glossy pictorial covers. Lightly rubbed on the corners; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a map. The Contents are: Introduction; Village; Castle; Church; Graveyard; Croflamori and St Adrian's Cave; Church Street and the Cross; Tolbooth; Belevedere Hotel; Map of West Wemyss; Harbour; St Mary's and Towards Dysart; St Mary's Chapel; Main Street to Shore; War Memorials; Wemyss Castle; Wemyss Family; Harbour; New Sea Wall; Salt and Coal; followed by References. 
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16 Anonymous YORKSHIRE'S INHERITANCE ROAD - Heritage Motor Route Pictorial Guide
Norwich, England Jarrold Colour Publications 1985 0711702535 / 9780711702530 First Printing Paperback Very Good Ephemera 8vo 
Unpaginated. Staple-bound in pictorial card covers. Light rubbing at the corners; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs and maps. The Contents are: A Journey Through 1,000 Years of Yorkshire History; Yorkshire's Inheritance Road; Extending the Route Through Historic York and Beverley; and Exploring West Yorkshire. 
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17 Ashton, Graham THE REALM OF KING ARTHUR
Newport, Isle of Wight J. Arthur Dixon 1974 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
32 pp. Staple-bound in heavy card covers; illustrated with colour and black and white drawings and photographs throughout, including a colour map. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a small scuffed patch on the upper right of the front cover; no interior markings. Subtitled Rex Quondam, Rex Futurus, the Contents are: The Arthurian Legends; The Characteristics of the S.W. Peninsula; The Birth of Arthur; The Excavations at Tintagel; Arthur's Youth; Lyonesse; Tristram and Iseult; The Search for Camelot; Cadbury - Is it Camelot; Arthur's Quest for the Holy Grail; Arthur's Defeat of the Saxon Invader; The Battle of Camlann and the Death of Arthur; The Somerset Legends; The Cornish Legends; and Chronology. 
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18 Bailey, Conrad (foreword by Sir John Betjeman) HARRAP'S GUIDE TO FAMOUS LONDON GRAVES
London George G. Harrap and Company 1975 024552374X / 9780245523748 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 12mo 
157 pp. Glossy pictorial boards. Light rubbing on the corners; previous owner's name on the front pastedown. Illustrated with maps, photographs and line drawings. The Chapters are: CHURCHES AND CHURCHYARDS: City of London; City of Westminster; Camberwell; Chelsea; Chiswick; Finsbury; Fulham; Hackney; Hammersmith; Hampstead; Holborn; Kensington; Lambeth; Marylebone; Paddington Green; St Pancras; Shoreditch; Southwark; Stepney; Whitechapel. CEMETERIES AND GRAVEYARDS: Finsbury; Highgate; Kensal Green; Kensington; Norwood; Stoke Newington; West Hampstead. SMALL CEMETERIES AND BURIAL GROUNDS: Bloomsbury; Camden Town; Chelsea; Marylebone; Whitechapel and Mile End. 
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19 Balf, Todd THE LAST RIVER - The Tragic Race for Shangri La
New York Crown Publishers 2000 First Softcover Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo Signed by Author
263 pp. Proof copy. Trade paperback format. Personalised inscription by Todd Balf on the front endpaper. Light wear on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. The Chapters are: Great Falls of the Potomac 1975; McLean Virginia September 1998; Tsangpo Gorges Tibet November 1883; Kathmandu Nepal late September 1998; Lhasa Tibet September 29; Pe Tibet October 5; Pe Tibet October 6; Gyala October 10; Near Gyala October 16; Sera Monastery near Lhasa November 3; and Epilogue: Where They're At Now: Valley Falls State Park West Virginia September 26 1999; followed by a glossary. 
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20 Banks, Mike (foreword by Field-Marshal Sir Gerald Templer) RAKAPOSHI
London Secker and Warburg 1959 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
238 pp. Red cloth lettered in silver on the spine; illustrated in black and white plates and maps. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with some rubbing on the front panel; price clipped; bumped on the upper right of book; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Pen Pal Planning; Rakaposhi; Camps and Blizzards; Summit Bid; High Tension; Counter Attack; Avalanche; Perspective; Combined Operations; Return to Rakaposhi; The Siege is Laid; Build-up; Assault; The Way Down; and Journeys Ending; followed by: Appendix A: Survey Work by Lieut-Comd. F. R. Brooke; Appendix B: Provisioning by Capt. E. J. E. Mills; and an index. 
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