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A Journey in Brazil

By: Agassiz, Professor and Mrs. Louis

Price: $54.83

Publisher: Boston, MA, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1886

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 036894


xix, map, 540 pp, blu cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, grey coated endpapers, t.e.g. (top edge gilt). The book describes the voyage from New York to Rio de Janeiro and its environs. The author describes life in Rio and then continues w/voyage up the coast to ParĂ¡ and then to Manaos. He describes life in the various places in Brazil. View more info

History of the Expedition : Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke - 2 Volumes

By: Allen, Paul w/intro by M'Vickar, Archibald

Price: $629.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1842

Seller ID: 023277


map, li, 371 pp, x, 395 pp, dark maroon cloth covered boards w/blind stamped front & back, gilt lettering on the spine, tipped in map in volume 1, dark maroon cloth covered slipcase. The two volumes contain the History of The Expedition under the command of Captains Lewis and Clarke to the sources of the Missouri, thence across the Rocky Mountains, and down the River Columbia to the Pacific Ocean : performed during the years 1804, 1805, 1806 by order of the Government of... View more info

Northeastern AAA Tour Book - Vol. 1

By: American Automobile Association

Price: $12.75

Publisher: Washington, D.C., American Automobile Association: 1941

Seller ID: 038075


656 pp, light green-brown-black SC wraps w/illustrated front cover, map tipped in rear of book. The book provides information on Connecticut, Delaware, Washington D.C., Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Quebec. some toning to the covers and pages. View more info

Forts of the Upper Missouri

By: Athearn, Robert G.

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1967

Seller ID: 023132


xi, 339 pp, quarterbound w/red cloth covered boards w/black cloth covered spine w/gilt lettering & deco, dj brown-orange w/wht lettering front & spine w/two illustrations on the front. The story of how the military forts & trading posts of the Upper Missouri River contributed to the exploration & development of the American West. dj rubbed along the edges, dj worn at the corners, slight cocking to the book. View more info

Why Stop?: A Guide to Texas Historical Roadside Markers

By: Awbrey, Betty Dooley & Dooley, Claude and the Texas Historical Commission

Price: $11.01

Publisher: Houston, TX, Gulf Publishing Company: 1992

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 040658


x, 540 pp, glossy grey-black-light yel SC wraps w/pictorial front panel w/white-red lettering. By the time the second edition of Why Stop? was published there were almost 10,000 historical markers in Texas, and since 1985, approximately 1,000 markers ahve been added. More than 200 of these are located along state and federal highways and are included in thsi third edition of Why Stop? prev owner's name is on the top edge of the title page. View more info

A History of Navigation on Cypress Bayou and the Lakes

By: Bagur, Jacques D.

Price: $84.79

Publisher: Denton, TX, University of North Texas Press: 2001

Seller ID: 036688


xii, 821 pp, brown cloth covered boards w/gilt lettering, dj brown-wht-black w/pictorial front, spine, & rear panels. The book examines water transportation and natural and socioeconomic factors that affected it in Northwest Louisiana, East Texas and the Red River. The author explains how a natural logjam formed a continous waterbody west of Shreveport. View more info

Over the River and Through the Years : Book One

By: Blaisdelll, Katharine

Price: $26.35

Publisher: North Haverhill, NH, Katherine Blaisdell: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed & SIGNED By Author

Seller ID: 040500


vii, [1], 184 pp, blu SC wraps w/black lettering & illustration on the front cover, Inscribed and SIGNED on the half title page. The book contains records and recollections of early travel, railroads and the Connecticut River. It includes information about ferries, bridges, steamboats, major floods, turnpikes, stagecoaches, railroads, and major train wrecks along the Connecticut River. View more info

But I Wouldn't Have Missed it for the World! The Pleasures and Perils of an Unseasoned Traveler

By: Bracken, Peg

Price: $5.53

Publisher: New York, NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1973

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 026994


xiii, 270 pp, quarterbound w/green boards w/grey cloth covered spine w/blu lettering, dj wht w/blk lettering & color illustrated front w/color pictorial back of author in various locales. The book is full of odd things, including some personal encounters, some reflections, some home truths and some traveling facts the author wishes she would have been aware of before starting out. View more info

The Romance of Exploration and Emergency First-Aid from Stanley to Byrd

By: Burroughs Wellcome & Co.

Price: $16.96

Publisher: New York, NY, Burroughs Wellcome & Co.: 1934

Seller ID: 003801


160 pp, red cloth boards, teg (top edge gilt), endpapers are silver colored w/embossed stars. The book shows some of the emergency first-aid kits that explorers used. They were exhibited at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition in 1934. Has information about the following explorers: Pioneers of Africa, Pioneers of Polar Exploration, Pioneers of Air Travel, and Some Other Heroes of Travel.The medical equipment of Burroughs Wellcome & Co. was copyrighted under " ... View more info

The Romance of Exploration and Emergency First-Aid from Stanley to Byrd

By: Burroughs Wellcome & Co.

Price: $19.98

Publisher: New York, NY, Burroughs Wellcome & Co.: 1934

Seller ID: 050054


160 pp, red cloth boards, teg (top edge gilt), endpapers are silver colored w/embossed stars. The book shows some of the emergency first-aid kits that the explorers used. They were exhibited at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition in 1934. Has information about the following explorers: Pioneers of Africa, Pioneers of Polar Exploration, Pioneers of Air Travel, and Some Other Heroes of Travel.The medical equipment of Burroughs Wellcome & Co. was copyrighted under &#... View more info

Trail of 42 : a Pictorial History of the Alaska Highway

By: Cohen, Stan

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Missoula, MT, Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.: 1989

Edition: 2nd Revised Printing

Seller ID: 035492


112 pp, glossy brown-tan SC wraps w/pictorial front & rear covers. The book provides a history of the Alaskan Highway which begins at Dawson Creek in British Columbia, Canada and goes to Fairbanks, Alaska. View more info

The Trail of 42: a Pictorial History of the Alaskan Highway

By: Cohen, Stan

Price: $9.14

Publisher: Missoula, MT, Pictorial Histories Publishing Co.: 1984

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 040010


[2], iv, 102 pp, glossy SC wraps w/green-grey-tan color pictorial front panel and black-and-white map end panel. The photos show the road construction and also the way the soldiers and construction men lived. By the spring of 1942 four US military regiments were poised to begin the construction of twelve hundred miles of road in Canada and over 200 miles in Alaska. Three more army regiments were added for a total strength of troops of over 11,000. prev owner wrote ... View more info

Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet

By: Crane, Nicholas

Price: $12.71

Publisher: New York, NY, Henry Holt & Company: 2003

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 040912


xiii, 348 pp, quarterbound w/yel papercovered boards w/maroon papercovered spine, dj cream-brown-yel-green w/color illustrated frontpanel of world map. Gerard Mercator lived through the era of intellectual and scientific expansion. Among those fueling this progressd were the cartographers who sifted through the constant flow of information and evidence to create ever more accurate pictures of the planet. The early navigation charts used by sailors did not account... View more info

Abroad : a Victorian Excursion to the Continent

By: Crane, Thomas and Houghton, Ellen

Price: $12.11

Publisher: London, England, Bracken Books: 1985

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 029753


56 pp, blu boards w/gilt lettering, dj green w/cream lettering w/color illustrated front & back panels. A facsimile of the 1882 edition. The family of Victorian children go across the English Channel to visit northern France and Paris. Has full-colour picture on each page, with verses to describe the sights that the children see and the people they encounter. View more info

The Tramp in America

By: Cresswell, Tim

Price: $170.00

Publisher: London, England, Reaktion Books Ltd.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 035614


255 pp, black boards w/red lettering, dj grey-black-white pictorial wraparound. The book is an account of invention of the tramp as a social type in the United States from the 1870s through the 1930s. The author explores sthe sterotypes associated iwth tramps - that they were male and therefore a threat to women in domestic environments. Another sterotype was they were untrustworthy, diseased and of unsound heredity. View more info

Autobiography and Reminiscences

By: Cummins, Sarah J.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Fairfield, WA, Ye Galleon Press: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 040049


93 pp, green papercovered boards w/gilt lettering & illustration on cover, blu-wht illustrated endpapers. Sarah Cummins lived from 1828 to 1919. She tells of her life an labors, the hardships she endured to establish a home in Willamette Valley Oregon in 1845. Howes #C-952, Graff 950. small peeled spot on bottom of the rear panel, prev owner wrote on the recto rfep. View more info

Memoirs of the Long Island Historical Society Volume I - Journal of a Voyage to New York in 1679-80

By: Dankers, Jaspar and Sluyter, Peter and Translated and edited by Murphy, Henry C.

Price: $182.75

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, Long Island Historical Society: 1867

Seller ID: 050678


viii, xlvii, 440 pp, 12 plates, TEG (top edge gilt), green pebbled boards w/gilt lettering on the spine, 1 of 1000 cc's. six of the plates are tinted. The book relates a Dutch voyage to (New Netherland) New York, New York and its vicinity, journey to the Delaware, the Hudson and its affluents, Boston, and the voyage home. some wear to the corners, corners bumped, small tears in the top corners of the spine, some tanning to the pages, extra creases in couple of the pl... View more info

TARTARIN OF TARASCOND in Two Volumes

By: Daudet, Alphonse & translated & intro by LeClerco, Jacques

Price: $148.75

Publisher: New York, NY, The Limited Editions Club: 1930

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Illustrator

Seller ID: 017791


263 pp, LXVI illustrations, quarter bound cloth, spine black cloth w/gilt letters, boards pink-green-gry patterned, slipcase light red w/pastedown label on back, Limited to 1500 copies, copy #555 and SIGNED by the illustrator in back of volume two, illustrated with line drawings. Volume is the outcome of a notebook the author kept during his visit to Africa in 1861. label on slipcase faded, slipcase professionally repaired. View more info

The Prince's Visit : a Humorous Description

By: de Cordova, R. J.

Price: $233.75

Publisher: New York, NY, B. Frodsham: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 018024


(2), 94 pp, 5 plates, green cloth boards blind stamped front & back, stamped gilt letters on front cover, plates have plain tissue gurads. A humorous description of the tour of his Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales through the United States of America in 1860. Sabin 16778. Notes appended at back of the book to explain the quaint expressions used in America, but possibly unknown abroad. the spine & edges are sunned, some corner bumping, some foxing to the endpapers,... View more info

Texas: Her Resources and Her Public Men

By: de Cordova, R. J. w/intro by Kelley, Dayton

Price: $63.75

Publisher: Waco, TX, Texian Press: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 034686


vii, 375 pp, 32 pp, brown boards w/gilt lettering, dj tan w/black design on front & spine w/red lettering on front & spine. This book is a copy of the original which was published in 1858. This book was originally published as a companion for J. De Cordova's new and correct map of the state of Texas. The author had purchased or otherwise accumulated scrip on a million acres of Texas. This book was a culmination of more than twenty years devoted to stimulating an ... View more info