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1 AALAND, Mikkel THE SWORD OF HEAVEN: A FIVE CONTINENT ODYSSEY TO SAVE THE WORLD
San Francisco Travelers' Tales 1999 1885211449 / 9781885211446 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good The Author 
Octavo, xiii + 262pp., mono. illustrations. Corner creased at fly-leaf, and no significant defects. A very good, clean and sound copy. 
Price: 11.50 EUR
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2 ALEXANDER, Neil THE SWISS: HOW THEY LIVE AND WORK
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1977 0715371908 / 9780715371909 Second Impression Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, 152pp., mono. photos., tables, map. A very good, clean and sound copy in like dustwrapper. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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3 ARIS, Michael VIEWS OF MEDIEVAL BHUTAN: THE DIARY AND DRAWINGS OF SAMUEL DAVIS 1783
Serindia Publications/Smithsonian 1982 0906026105 / 9780906026106 Hard Cover Very Good 
Landscape quarto, 124pp., mono. and colour illustrations. A touch of foxing at dustwrapper, not significant; extremely minor soil at rear endpaper. Minimal wear. A very good, sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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4 ATTLEE, Rupert THE TRAIL TO TITICACA: A JOURNEY THROUGH SOUTH AMERICA
Salisbury Hindon Publishing 1997 0953158608 / 9780953158607 First Edition Soft Cover 
Large octavo, stiff pictorial wraps, xi, 256pp., colour photo. illustrations, maps. Very slight edge-wear only. A very good, clean and sound copy. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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5 Baedeker's Touring Guides SCANDINAVIA: DENMARK - SWEDEN - NORWAY - FINLAND
Freiburg Karl Baedeker 1963 Soft Cover 
Tall octavo, limp red composite, gilt title at front and spine (the latter dulled), conversion table endpapers, 320pp., plans, folding maps. Very slight soiling at covers, scarcely remarkable; minor soil at final index leaves, just affecting a little text, still legible. Old price in guineas at fly-leaf, owner's name next page. Maps in very good order. A sound, reasonably presentable copy. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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6 BESANT, Walter CAPTAIN COOK
London Macmillan & Co. Ltd. 1925 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, red cloth, gilt title at spine, portrait fronts., vi + 190pp. A little faded at spine, minimal wear. Bookplate of Rev. Claude C.H. Williamson. A very good, clean and sound copy. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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7 Bishop Burnet BISHOP BURNET'S TRAVELS THROUGH FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY, AND SWITZERLAND
London T. Payne 1750 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, contemporary calf crudely rebacked, with early lettering piece re-glued to spine, title page in red and black, xxiv + 310pp. + advert. leaf; lacking endpapers, prelims; overall worn, browned, owner's notes inside front board, facing title. Sound enough, but a working copy only, certainly usable. 
Price: 50.00 EUR
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VOYAGE D'UN JEUNE FRANÇAIS EN ANGLETERRE ET EN ÉCOSSE PENDANT L'AUTOMNE DE 1823, BLANQUI, Adolphe
8 BLANQUI, Adolphe VOYAGE D'UN JEUNE FRANÇAIS EN ANGLETERRE ET EN ÉCOSSE PENDANT L'AUTOMNE DE 1823
Paris Dondey-Dupré Père et Fils 1824 Hard Cover 
Octavo, half-calf, slightly raised bands, black title label, marbled boards, engraved fronts., xix + 396pp. Light foxing/smudging at blanks, a little more at title and at fronts. margins, lessening through introduction, text scarcely affected. Some splitting of endpapers over hinges, but still soundly bound, and overall a very good, sound copy. Early gift inscription (1829) at fly-leaf. 
Price: 65.00 EUR
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HEATHEN AND HOLY LANDS: OR, SUNNY DAYS ON THE SALWEEN, NILE, AND JORDAN, BRIGGS, J.P.
9 BRIGGS, J.P. HEATHEN AND HOLY LANDS: OR, SUNNY DAYS ON THE SALWEEN, NILE, AND JORDAN
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1859 Hard Cover 
Octavo, prize polished calf, gilt in six with red title label, armorial gilt at front board (E. Scholia Collegiata Ratensi), single-line borders, marbled endpapers and edges, iv + 387pp., errata slip bound-in at first leaf of main text. Mild rubbing, principally at extremities, very mild smudging/soiling at prelims., title page with a little loss at bottom margin, very minor foxing, almost wholly confined to blanks. A very good, sound, square copy. Plain printed visiting card of C.A. Hannam-Harris pasted-down at first blank. Includes "…a sustained account of the author's experiences in dealing with Dacoits. In this little known text, Briggs acknowledged that the concept was, in fact, borrowed from India as it was a 'Hindustanee word', but that did not bother him because it was endemic to the country" (Keck, British Burma in the New Century, 1895-1918) Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 EUR
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10 BULL, Deborah, and LORIMER, Donald UP THE NILE: A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXCURSION: EGYPT 1839-1898
New York Clarkson N. Potter Inc. 1979 0517535122 / 9780517535127 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
Landscape quarto, xviii + 131pp., map, full-page sepia photo. reproductions. A little curling at dustwrapper edges, and no significant defects. A very good copy. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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11 BYRON, Robert (intr. Christopher Sykes) THE STATION - ATHOS: TREASURES AND MEN
London John Lehmann 1949 Hard Cover Fair 
Octavo, mono. photo. fronts., title page in red and black, 263pp., mono. photo. illustrations. Unclipped pictorial dustwrapper tanned, and with some marginal loss, chiefly at head of spine, corners, and rear panel, though loss is not great. Pages a little tanned, more so at endpapers and edges. Contents clean. A sound copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 85.00 EUR
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12 CHANDLER, John JOHN LELAND'S ITINERARY: TRAVELS IN TUDOR ENGLAND
Stroud Sutton Publishing 1993 0750917512 / 9780750917513 Soft Cover 
Quarto, publisher's pictorial wraps, xxxvi + 601pp., mono. illustrations. Minor smudging at edges, minimal wear, scarcely used. A very good, sound copy. Heavy: please ask for shipping rate if outside Spain. 
Price: 22.00 EUR
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13 CUMMING, Duncan THE GENTLEMAN SAVAGE: THE LIFE OF MANSFIELD PARKYNS 1823-1894
London Century 1987 0712617345 / 9780712617345 First Edition. Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, xi + 176pp., mono. illustrations. Just a touch of edge foxing, minimal wear. A very good, sound copy in like dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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14 DE LAPÉROUSE, Jean-François VOYAGE AUTOUR DU MONDE SUR L'ASTROLABE ET LA BOUSSOLE (1785-1788)
Paris François Maspero 1980 2707111937 / 9782707111937 Soft Cover 
Standard paperback, 414pp. Pages and wraps a little tanned, volume only very slightly bowed in storage. No significant defects. A good, solid copy. "Choix des textes, introduction et notes de Hélène Minguet." 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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15 EARLE, Augustus, ed. E.H. McCormick NARRATIVE OF A RESIDENCE IN NEW ZEALAND - JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE IN TRISTAN DA CUNHA
Oxford Clarendon Press 1966 Hard Cover Good 
Octavo, colour fronts., viii + 270pp., map; mono. illustrations following index. Unclipped dustwrapper faded at spine and adjacent margin of rear panel; some foxing at top edge, not serious. Minimal wear. A sound, square, reasonably presentable in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 22.50 EUR
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16 FINDEN, William and Edward VIEWS OF PORTS AND HARBOURS, WATERING PLACES, FISHING VILLAGES, AND OTHER PICTURESQUE OBJECTS ON THE ENGLISH COAST
Wakefield EP Publishing Limited 1974 085409976X / 9780854099764 Reprint Hard Cover Good 
Quarto, fronts., 161pp., full-page mono. illustrations. Overall a little tanned, minor foxing at text block edges, unclipped dustwrapper spine a touch faded. A good, sound copy in clear protective wrap. 
Price: 20.00 EUR
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17 GARNETT, Eve (foreword Bloch-Hoell) TO GREENLAND'S ICY MOUNTAINS: THE STORY OF hANS eGEDE eXPLORER, COLONISER, MISSIONARY
London Heinemann 1968 0434940526 / 9780434940523 Hard Cover Very Good 
Octavo, xv + 189pp., mono. photo. and line illustrations. A few very minor marks at (unclipped) dustwrapper and text block edges. Minimal wear. Sound. A nice copy in removable clear protective wrap. 
Price: 10.00 EUR
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18 GRAVELLE, Kim FIJI'S TIMES: A HISTORY OF FIJI IN THREE PARTS
Suva The Fiji Times Limited 1986 Reprint Soft Cover 
Octavo, red pictorial wraps, 254pp., mono. illustrations. Spine faded to grey (title in white remaining clear), minimal wear. A clean and sound copy. 
Price: 12.00 EUR
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19 GRAY, Todd (ed., intr.) TRAVELS IN GEORGIAN DEVON: THE ILLUSTRATED JOURNALS OF THE REVEREND JOHN SWETE, 1789-1800 [four volumes in slip-case]
Devon Books/Halsgrove 1997 Hard Cover 
Four volumes, tall quarto: vol. I (1997) 212pp. (ISBN 0861149181), vol. II (1998) 187pp. (ISBN 1855226480), vol. III (1999) 194pp. (ISBN 1855226847), vol. IV (2000) 222pp. (ISBN 185522755X). Limited editions, signed at fly-leaf paste-down slips by the editior and general editor, numbered respectively 217, 210, 147 and 100. Just a little fading at dustwrapper spine, vol. III, otherwise minimal wear, near fine in like slip-case. Extremely heavy. Please ask for shipping rates if outside Spain. 
Price: 120.00 EUR
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20 HAKLUYT, Richard THE VOYAGES TRAFFIQUES & DISCOVERIES OF FOREIGN VOYAGERS WITH OTHER MATTERS RELATING THERETO CONTAINED IN THE "NAVIGATIONS" [odd volume]
London J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd 1928 Hard Cover Thomas Derrick 
(Note: This is vol. 2 of the Foreign Voyages, and vol. 10 of the Principal Navigations) Octavo, blue cloth, gilt, with gilt ship decorations at spine and front board, map endpapers, fronts., title page in red and black, viii + 456pp., full-page illustrations. No dustwrapper, edges a little tanned, and very slightly smudged. Extremely minor soiling at cloth, minimal wear. A very good, sound copy. 
Price: 15.00 EUR
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