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Image for Old New Zealand; a tale of the good old times. By A Pakeha Maori [i.e. Frederick Edward Maning].

Old New Zealand; a tale of the good old times. By A Pakeha Maori [i.e. Frederick Edward Maning].

By: A Pakeha Maori [i.e. Frederick Edward Maning 1812-1883 ] .

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Auckland : Robert J. Creighton & Alfred Scales, Queen Street, 1863 . 0:

Seller ID: 44275


Scarce first edition, in the original publisher's cloth binding. 8vo. 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75. pp.14/pp. 239 . Brown cloth covered boards, corners bumped and edges lightly rubbed. Hinges carefully strengthened at some time in the past. Smooth spine with gilt title. Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise clean English text throughout. Printed title-page lightly soiled, with owner's signature to top of page ( Possibly; 'Willm. Withy' ). A well-preserved copy of this scarce book. Contents include: Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. The market price of a pakeha; 3. A wrestling match; 4. A little affair of 'f... View more info

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Venice. Pure City. (Signed).

By: ACKROYD, Peter.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London: Chatto & Windus, 2009. 9780701172855:

Seller ID: 44743

ISBN: 0701172851


1st edition."We could have no better guide - reading Ackroyd's "Venice" is, in itself, a glorious journey to the ultimate city, glittering, evocative and forever fascinating." Pp.xii/403, frontispiece map + many colour and black & white illustrations, signed by the author to title page. Grey cloth, dustwrapper has paper wraparound slip with "Signed Copy" + small sticker "As seen on skyArts/2" to lower front. VG/VG. View more info

In the Footsteps of Pizarro; Or, a Yankee's Five Years Experience in the Klondike of South America.

By: AGLE, William C.

Price: £48.00

Publisher: Seattle, Washington: Published by The Homer M. Hill Co., (1903) . 0:

Seller ID: 44766


First edition. A very good quarter leather binding. 8vo. 8.0" x5.5" x 1.0" . pp.365. Tan calf spine over grey textured boards. Spine with 4 raised bands, bright gilt decorated compartments and red leather title and author labels. Corners lightly bumped. Red silk marker ribbon. Bookplate to verso of the front board: "Ex Libris Charles Crofton-Atkins". Black & white oval portrait of William C. Agle, laid down to front free-endpaper. printed title-page with previous owner's ink stamp: "H. Y. Bright". Inked dedication to the top of Chapter I. : Henry Yates Wright, Ver... View more info

The Peacock Country. (Decorated by Vera Bock).

By: ALSTON WARING, P.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: New York: The John Day Company, 1948. 0:

Seller ID: 35347


1st edition. "In India there is a bond between people and animals. During my long stay in that country I came to understand this fact and to wonder at it and to be delighted by it...These stories are the stories of the lives of animals woven into the lives of people." (Introduction). Pp.xii/100, inscribed by the author to front free endpaper ("For Doreen Osborn(?) In memory of a fine evening when we who had lived in India talked and talked of the land we loved. Your liking these stories is a special tribute. P.Alston Waring. 1949"), black and white illustrations by Vera Bock ... View more info

Delphi.

By: ANDRONICOS, Manolis.:

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Athens: Ekdotike Athenon. SA. 1980.:

Seller ID: 14405


"Provides a visual record of the vastest mosaic complex that the Roman civilization handed down to prosterity." Pp. 80. Many col. illustrations. Unused museum postcard loosely inserted. P/b. 23.5cms.x 17cms. Illustrated cover. VG. View more info

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The Voiage and Travayle of Sir John Maundeville, Knight...

By: ASHTON, John. (editor).

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London: Pickering & Chatto, 1887.:

Seller ID: 45215


The Voiage and Travayle of Sir John Maundeville, Knight. Which Treateth if the Way Toward Hierusalem and of Marvayles of Inde with Other Ilands and Countreys, Edited, Annotated, and Illustrated in Facsimile. Pp.xxiv/289, many black & white illustrations throughout, decorated head and tailpieces, spotting to endpapers. Dark green cloth, gilt title to spine, gilt illustration to front board, wear to top and tail of spine. G+. View more info

Wonderful Quercy.

By: AUBARBIER, Jean-Luc. BINET, Michel and BOUCHARD, Jean-Pierre.:

Price: £8.50

Publisher: France: Editions Ouest. 1990.:

Seller ID: 25150


"A land full of marvels, of beauty, of admirable medieval villages, such St.Cirq Lapopie, Collonges, Turenne, Bruniquel, to name but a few; of towns like Figeac and St.Cere which have preserved their essential Gothic or Renaissance character". 26cms x 19cms. Pp 125, full of colour illustrations. P/b. Illustrated cover. VG. View more info

AA Essential Explorer, Germany.

By: AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (AA).:

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Basingstoke, England: AA Publishing, 1995.:

Seller ID: 13501


"Essential Explorers are your perfect travelling companions - you'll get to know the real Germany - simple-to-use A-Z of what to see, travel facts etc and 38 full-colour maps". Pp.288, with colour illustrations. P/b with illustrated cover. G+. View more info

The Albert N'Yanza Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources.

By: BAKER, Sir Samuel.

Price: £32.00

Publisher: London: Macmillan and Co.Ltd, 1907.:

Seller ID: 39832


Re-issue. Exploration which suceeded "...in completing the Nile Sources by the discovery of the great reservoir of the equatorial waters, the Albert N'Yanza, from which the river issues as the entire White Nile." Pp.xxviii/499, colour map + 33 black & white engraved illustrations, spotting to endpapers and a few light marginal spots throughout. Dark green blind-stamped cloth with gilt title to front and spine, edges rubbed and bumps to corners. G+. View more info

A Stroll through Borneo.

By: BARCLAY, James.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: The Travel Book Club, 1980.:

Seller ID: 12474


1st ed. (This ed. by arrangement with Hodder & Stoughton Ltd.). An account of a journey through one of the last remaining wild spots in the world. Pp. 213, 12 b/w photos. Last page stuck to d/w. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w, slight chipping to edges. VG/G. View more info

Roadside Elvis. The Complete State-by-State Travel Guide for Elvis Presley Fans.

By: BARTH, Jack.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Chicago:Contemporary Books, 1991. 0809239817:

Seller ID: 41680

ISBN: 0809239817


"This unique guide to the personal stomping grounds of the King is packed with insightful narrative and detailed descriptions of such destinations as Elvis's boyhood home in Tupelo, Mississippi; his favourite restaurants, hotels, and hangouts across America; on-site locations where the King made his movies; and the special private places where Elvis went to dream, hope, and pray." Pp.viii/184, occasional black & white photos. Paperback. VG. View more info

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Italian Castles And Country Seats By Tryphosa Bates Batcheller.

By: BATCHELLER, Tryphosa Bates (1876-1952) .

Price: £180.00

Publisher: London, New York, Bombay, And Calcutta: Longmans, Green and Co., 39 Paternoster Row, 1911 . 0:

Seller ID: 45112


First Edition, signed by the author. A handsome copy. 9.75" x 6.75" x 1.75". 8vo. 87 Illustrations including frontispece photogravure, 3 other photogravures, and 2 color chromolithographs. pp.15/pp.512. Embossed green cloth with bright gilt rules, corners, and central heraldic shield. The boards are in very good condition with just light rubbing to edges and light bumping to corners. Deckled page edges. Top page edge gilt. Lovely green decorative endpapers. Neat dedication to Half-Title: "For Her Majesty Queen Alexandra of England with the respectful homage of Tryphosa Bates - Batcheller June ... View more info

Umbria. Illustration by Joy FitzSimmons.

By: BENTLEY, James.:

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London: Aurum Press Ltd., 1989.:

Seller ID: 11609


1st ed. Illustrated with colour photographs, presents an all-embracing picture of the region's history, religion, culture and gastronomy, providing the essential guide for the independent traveller and Italophile. Pp. 11/180, 10 col. photos, + 1 map. Green cloth, gilt title to spine, illustd. d/w. VG/G+. View more info

Pavements and Peaks. Impressions of Travel in Germany and Austria.

By: BERTRAM, Anthony.:

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Chapman & Hall Ltd, 1936.:

Seller ID: 20550


Reissued in Nomad Travel Books in 1936. Pp.263, 17 b/w plates in book. Black cloth, glit title to spine, slightly sunned spine. VG. View more info

Europe for the Air Traveller.

By: BIRCH, Lionel. (Editor).

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London: Newman Neame, nd(1960).:

Seller ID: 32783


Information for the air traveller in Europe in association with British European Airways. Pp.192, b/w photos + maps. Cream cloth, d/w rubbed and edges chipped. VG/G+. View more info

Pietro's Pilgrimage. A Journey to India and Back at the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century. (Signed).

By: BLUNT, Wilfrid.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London: James Barrie, 1953.:

Seller ID: 43495


1st edition. "Pietro Della Valle was in the East for some twelve years. He knew Constantinople well in the sunset of its glory; he visited Cairo, Jerusalem, Damascus, Aleppo and Baghdad; he explored Ctesiphon and Babylon; he spent seven years in Persia during the splendid reign of Shah Abbas, whom he knew personally; and he visited parts of India reached by few other travellers of his day...Wilfrid Blunt has reduced the complete tale - amounting to nearly a million words - to the minimum. His immense research has produced a scholarly and fascinating book." Pp.xii/320, portrait frontis... View more info

Sebastiano.

By: BLUNT, Wilfrid.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London: James Barrie, 1956.:

Seller ID: 43492


1st edition. The Adventures of an Italian Priest Sebastiano Locatelli During His Journey from Bologna to Paris and Back 1664-1665. "Locatelli (who with his neuralgic headaches and his chronic constipation is not the stuff of which heroes are made) set out from Bologna and, by way of Lyons, went to Paris. Though a priest, he permitted himself a great deal of flirtation and plenty of good living..." Pp.xiv/296, black & white frontispiece + 29 further black & white plates + map, inscribed slip which states: - as from British Embassy Tehran, Iran. "Muffet, with IMMENSE gratitude for ... View more info

Travellers Digest. BOAC Guide to Six Continents.

By: BOAC.:

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London: BOAC, 1969.:

Seller ID: 11412


"Written by travellers for travellers. It contains the product of personal experience and observation." Pp, 368, many illustrations, name to fep. P/b, some creasing to covers, illustrated cover. G. View more info

Image for The Last Voyage To India And Australia In The "Sunbeam." By The Late Lady Brassey. Illustrated By R.T. Pritchett  And From Photographs.

The Last Voyage To India And Australia In The "Sunbeam." By The Late Lady Brassey. Illustrated By R.T. Pritchett And From Photographs.

By: BRASSEY, Annie.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London: Longmans, Green, And Co. / New York: 15 East 16th Street, 1889 . 0:

Seller ID: 43668


First Edition. In a very good original binding. 8vo. 9.00" x 6.00" x 1.75". pp24/pp.490 . Navy blue cloth over bevelled boards. Edges lightly rubbed and bumped. Bright gilt titles to spine and gilt initials: "AB" to front board. Top page edges gilt. Original black endpapers (edges chipped). Cracking to hinges, but binding firm. Clean text throughout, well illustrated with a frontis, title-page, numerous illustrations within the text, and 18 full-page plates. Unfortunately one plate (opp. p.148) is missing and two other plates have creased and chipped edges. There are also t... View more info

The Infidel Sea. Travels in North Cyprus.

By: BURCH, Oliver.:

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Southampton: Asford, Buchan & Enright, 1990.:

Seller ID: 23729


1st ed. "The Infidel Sea is one man's experience of this enigmatic land, presented with honesty and humour, and is an ideal companion for both the interested holidaymaker and armchair traveller." Pp. 8/274/1 (ad), illustration to title page, 15 photographs, 6 line drawings, inscrip. to fep. Grey cloth, gilt title to spine, illustrated d/w. G+/G+. View more info