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. WANDERING SKETCHES OF PEOPLE AND THINGS IN SOUTH AMERICA, POLYNESIA, CALIFORNIA, AND OTHER PLACES VISITED, DURING A CRUISE ON BOARD OF THE U. S. SHIPS LEVANT, PORTSMOUTH, AND SAVANNAH, William Maxwell Wood
1 . WANDERING SKETCHES OF PEOPLE AND THINGS IN SOUTH AMERICA, POLYNESIA, CALIFORNIA, AND OTHER PLACES VISITED, DURING A CRUISE ON BOARD OF THE U. S. SHIPS LEVANT, PORTSMOUTH, AND SAVANNAH William Maxwell Wood
Philadelphia Carey and Hart, 1849 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
CALIFORNIA; South America; Polynesia; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; [Pacific Exploration]. William Maxwell Wood. Wandering Sketches Of People And Things In South America, Polynesia, California, And other Places Visited, during a Cruise on Board of the U. S. Ships Levant, Portsmouth, and Savannah. Phila: Carey and Hart, 1849. 12mo. X, [13]-386pp. Original gilt & blind-stamped cloth with Carey and Hart initials embossed on front board. 1st edition. Howes W646. Sabin 105083. Scattered very light foxing, light ink name on within Table of Contents page, old library bookplate front pastedown and pocket rear pastedown, faint blind seal on title page. Last copy auctioned according to AE was 1980.; 0 25688 
Price: 657.95 USD
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A COLORSLIDE TOUR OF THE PITTI PALACE FLORENCE, Rossi, Filippo
2 A COLORSLIDE TOUR OF THE PITTI PALACE FLORENCE Rossi, Filippo
NY Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1960 First Edition Very Good with no dust jacket 
Italy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to; Pocket affixed to front pastedown contains two cards comprising 32 color slides, pocket affixed to rear pastedown contains 331/3 rpm phonograph record of narration by Vincent Price. Over 9" - 12" tall. VERY GOOD copy with no dustjacket, binding, hinges and spine are all solid. Text clean and corners sharp. ; 0 10166 
Price: 13.99 USD
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A DOCTOR'S HOLIDAY IN IRAN, Morton, Rosalie Slaughter
3 A DOCTOR'S HOLIDAY IN IRAN Morton, Rosalie Slaughter
Funk & Wagnalls 1940 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Good+ dust jacket 
Iran; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 335 pages; Publ 1940, signed and dated 1940 by author with brief dedication to illegible party. DJ protected in acrylic. ; Signed by Author; 0 21783 
Price: 65.75 USD
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A DRIVE THROUGH ENGLAND OR A THOUSANDS OF ROAD TRAVEL [EX-A EDWARD NEWTON BOOK COLLECTION], Jj Hissey.
4 A DRIVE THROUGH ENGLAND OR A THOUSANDS OF ROAD TRAVEL [EX-A EDWARD NEWTON BOOK COLLECTION] Jj Hissey.
London Richard Bentley & Son 1885 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
ENGLAND; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv, [ii], 391 pages; A DRIVE THROUGH ENGLAND OR A THOUSANDS OF ROAD TRAVEL [EX-A EDWARD NEWTON book collection]. W/ frontis and 19 other full-page wood engraved views by the author. Bound in publisher's brown cloth, illustrated and dated in gilt and black on front cover & spine respectively. From the library of the famous Philadelphia area author & book collector, A. Edward Newton with his bookplate fpep. Scattered foxing. Spine ends lightly rubbed, corners rubbed, spine very slightly cocked. VG. ; 0 31834 
Price: 117.45 USD
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A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. ONE MAIN OBJECT OF WHICH, IS, TO ESTABLISH A PLAIN AND PERMANENT STANDARD OF PRONUNCIATION. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A RHETORICAL GRAMMAR., Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788.
5 A GENERAL DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. ONE MAIN OBJECT OF WHICH, IS, TO ESTABLISH A PLAIN AND PERMANENT STANDARD OF PRONUNCIATION. TO WHICH IS PREFIXED A RHETORICAL GRAMMAR. Sheridan, Thomas, 1719-1788.
London Printed [By William Strahan] for J. Dodsley; C. Dilly; and J. Wilkie, 1780 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; A general dictionary of the English language. One main object of which, is, to establish a plain and permanent standard of pronunciation. To which is prefixed a rhetorical grammar. First dictionary to guide to proper pronunciation. Complete in one volume Introductory material and then A-Z.. Title page supplied in facsimile. Lacking front free end paper, half a dozen front-matter leaves separating, cover held by a binding thread. Contents generally VG. ; 0 33566 
Price: 422.95 USD
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A JOURNEY THROUGH SWEDEN CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF IT'S POPULATION, AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE AND FINANCES. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ABRIDGED HISTORY OF THE KINGDOM, AND OF THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF GOVERNMENT, FROM THE ACCESSION OF GUSTAVUS VASA IN 1523; WITH... [G], (Radcliffe, William, translator. ) [I. F. Henry Drevon]
6 A JOURNEY THROUGH SWEDEN CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF IT'S POPULATION, AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE AND FINANCES. TO WHICH IS ADDED AN ABRIDGED HISTORY OF THE KINGDOM, AND OF THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF GOVERNMENT, FROM THE ACCESSION OF GUSTAVUS VASA IN 1523; WITH... [G] (Radcliffe, William, translator. ) [I. F. Henry Drevon]
Dublin For P Byrne Et Al 1790 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Sweden; 18th Century; Royalty; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; x, 337 pages; (Radcliffe, William, translator. ) A Journey Through Sweden containing an account of it's Population, Agriculture, Commerce and Finances. To which is added an abridged history of the kingdom, and of the different forms of government, from the accession of Gustavus Vasa in 1523; with some particulars relating to the history of Denmark. Translated from the French . Dublin, 1790. 8vo, contemporary sheep leather, morocco spine label; rubbed. Lacking front free endpaper. Edges of title page & other front matter darkened, scattered spotting. Graphic of title page also available. Key words and phrasesRuffia, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Denmark, feven, Pyll, Dannemora, Copenhagen, Scania, Dalecarlians, Gefle, Sudermania, lefs, thefe, Finland, Arboga, Prince Royal, thofe, ftate, Orebro. English language text. Copy found in Australian Library , none in OCLC. William Radcliffe was later [1795], the printer of The English Chronicle. ESTCT120740- found six verified and seven unverified copies worldwide. ; 0 28563 
Price: 469.95 USD
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A LITTLE TOUR OF FRANCE, James , Henry
7 A LITTLE TOUR OF FRANCE James , Henry
London Home & Van Thal 1949 1st Thus Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
FRANCE; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 15670 
Price: 13.11 USD
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A NEW HANDBOOK AND GUIDE TO TEWKESBURY ABBEY, Bannister, W. G
8 A NEW HANDBOOK AND GUIDE TO TEWKESBURY ABBEY Bannister, W. G
R A Newman Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; Circa 1920; 0 10998 
Price: 13.11 USD
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A RELATION OF A JOURNEY BEGUN IN 1610... CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE TURKISH EMPIRE, OF EGYPT, [ETC]. --------BOUND TOGETHER WITH -------------SOME YEARES TRAVELS INTO AFRICA AND ASIA...ESPECIALLY DESCRIBING PERSIA...AND THE INDIES  (G), [Sandys, George. ], Tho. Herbert
9 A RELATION OF A JOURNEY BEGUN IN 1610... CONTAINING A DESCRIPTION OF THE TURKISH EMPIRE, OF EGYPT, [ETC]. --------BOUND TOGETHER WITH -------------SOME YEARES TRAVELS INTO AFRICA AND ASIA...ESPECIALLY DESCRIBING PERSIA...AND THE INDIES (G) [Sandys, George. ], Tho. Herbert
Crooke / Jacob Bloome 1637, 1638 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
EXPLORATION; Asia; Africa; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Wood block print; ; 309, 364 [17] pages; (Sandys' Travels. ) [Sandys, George. ] [A Relation of a Journey Begun in 1610... Containing a Description of The Turkish Empire, of Egypt, [etc]. ] [London: A. Crooke], [1637]. 4th ed. Folio, late 19th-century 3/4calf & marbled bds. , gilt-lettered spine; light wear. Title page, map & pp. 271/272 supplied in facsimile. Numerous full-page & text engravings. Scattered repairs. Scattered light foxing. Trimmed, no loss of ptg. STC 21730. -----------------Bound with: Herbert, Thomas. Some Years Travels into Divers Parts of Asia and Afrique. London: Jacob Blome and Richard Bishop, 1638. 2nd ed. Folio. Additional engraved title, numerous engravings in text. Pages 9/10, 33/34, 161/162 supplied in facsimile. A few scattered repairs, some dampstaining to upper corners of title pages & front matter. Trimmed. STC 13191. Both titles trimmed to approx. 11 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches (282 x 187 mm. Includes laid in letter from University of Oxford Press describing repairs made in 1928. OTHER GRAPHICS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS LISTING. PLEASE EMAIL US FOR THEM. 25702; 0 25758 
Price: 1315.95 USD
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A SUMMER ON THE YENESEI ( 1914 ), Maud D. Haviland
10 A SUMMER ON THE YENESEI ( 1914 ) Maud D. Haviland
Longmans Green (1914), (1915) First American Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Siberia; Birds; ORNITHOLOGY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii, 328, 12 pages; Haviland, Maud D. A Summer on The Yenesei (1914). [London: Arnold], [1915]. With New York: Longmans Green label mounted over Arnold imprint. 8vo, orig. Pictorial green cloth; slight wear. Photo plates. Written by ornithologist/naturalist mainly pertaing to transitory and migratory bord populations of the Yenesei area of Siberia. American 1st is fairly scarce- none found; 0 25837 
Price: 178.55 USD
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A TOUR, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1795-6, THROUGH THE TAURIDA, OR CRIMEA, THE ANTIENT KINGDOM OF BOSPHORUS, THE ONCE-POWERFUL REPUBLIC OF TAURIC CHERSON, AND ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES ON THE NORTH SHORE OF THE EUXINE, CEDED TO RUSSIA BY THE PEACE OF KAINAR... [G], Guthrie, Maria
11 A TOUR, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1795-6, THROUGH THE TAURIDA, OR CRIMEA, THE ANTIENT KINGDOM OF BOSPHORUS, THE ONCE-POWERFUL REPUBLIC OF TAURIC CHERSON, AND ALL THE OTHER COUNTRIES ON THE NORTH SHORE OF THE EUXINE, CEDED TO RUSSIA BY THE PEACE OF KAINAR... [G] Guthrie, Maria
London For T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, 1802 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
EXPLORATION; Crimea; 28; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxiv, 446, [2] pages; A TOUR, PERFORMED IN THE YEARS 1795-6, THROUGH THE TAURIDA, OR CRIMEA, the antient kingdom of Bosphorus, the once-powerful republic of Tauric Cherson, and all the other countries on the north shore of the Euxine, ceded to Russia by the Peace of Kainardgi and Jassy; described in a series of letters to her husband, the editor, Matthew Guthrie. Contemp. 1/2 calf leather & marbled bds. ; scuffed, spine chipped, corners rubbed, joints stressed, hinges reinforced. With 2 fold. Maps (incl. Lg. Map with outline color- color does not show up in this graphic) , 3 plates, 8 full pages of numismatic illus. , text illus. Scattered light to occasionally moderate foxing, some offsetting, lg. Fold. Map clean. With errata, adverts. Adt'l graphics of book exterior, title page and coins available. ; 6 28697 
Price: 751.95 USD
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ABROAD AT HOME : AMERICAN RAMBLINGS, OBSERVATIONS AND ADVENTURES, Street, Julian
12 ABROAD AT HOME : AMERICAN RAMBLINGS, OBSERVATIONS AND ADVENTURES Street, Julian
The Century Company 1914 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Humor; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Top edge gilt; 0 17126 
Price: 13.11 USD
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ABROAD IN AMERICA : VISITORS TO THE NEW NATION, 1776-1914, Pachter, Marc & Wein, Frances (Eds)
13 ABROAD IN AMERICA : VISITORS TO THE NEW NATION, 1776-1914 Pachter, Marc & Wein, Frances (Eds)
Addison-Wesley Pub. Co 1976 0201000318 / 9780201000313 Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 354 pages; DJ in acrylic. Publ 1976 ; 0 22191 
Price: 13.11 USD
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ALKA-SELTZER GUIDE TO THE PUBS OF SURREY, Smith, R M
14 ALKA-SELTZER GUIDE TO THE PUBS OF SURREY Smith, R M
R M Smith 1977 First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Myerscough 
Pubs; Bars; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; 95 pages; 0 13167 
Price: 20.63 USD
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15 AMERICA'S FAVORITE RESTAURANTS & INNS: FROM BUDGET TO LUXURY Christopher, Robert
May not be noted. First Edition Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Travel Discoveries 1978 1st ed ; 0 7268 
Price: 13.11 USD
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE KINGDOM OF CAUBUL [VOL II ONLY OF TWO], Mountstuart Elphinstone, The Honourable. with A New Introduction by, Caroe, Sir Olaf.
16 AN ACCOUNT OF THE KINGDOM OF CAUBUL [VOL II ONLY OF TWO] Mountstuart Elphinstone, The Honourable. with A New Introduction by, Caroe, Sir Olaf.
London Oxford University Press, 1972 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; xiv,465, pages; 2 color and one b/w full page plates erasure on first blank, unclipped jacket. ; 0 36849 
Price: 46.95 USD
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AN EXCURSION TO THE LAKES IN WESTMORELAND AND CUMBERLAND; WITH A TOUR THROUGH PART OF THE NORTHERN COUNTIES, IN THE YEARS 1773 AND 1774., Hutchinson, W[Illiam].
17 AN EXCURSION TO THE LAKES IN WESTMORELAND AND CUMBERLAND; WITH A TOUR THROUGH PART OF THE NORTHERN COUNTIES, IN THE YEARS 1773 AND 1774. Hutchinson, W[Illiam].
London J. Wilkie and W. Charnley 1776 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Ex-Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 382, [4] pages; Rebound in green cloth. Repaired title page with red ink stamp and contemporary inscription. Text generally good/very good with occasional mild aging and one red ink stamp. Eighteen foldout plates and a textural engraving. "... Excursion to parts of Cumberland, Hexham, Durham and Yorkshire." Includes the trip of 1773.; 0 33884 
Price: 352.50 USD
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AN ISLAND PARADISE AND REMINISCENCES OF TRAVEL, Howell, H. Spencer
18 AN ISLAND PARADISE AND REMINISCENCES OF TRAVEL Howell, H. Spencer
Toronto Canada Hart & Riddell 1892 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiii, 296 pages; Hawaii, America, Australia, London. Publisher's green cloth. Binding with reading wear, hinges cracked, book solid. ; 0 31467 
Price: 84.55 USD
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AND SO TO ROME, Roberts, Cecil
19 AND SO TO ROME Roberts, Cecil
N Y MacMillan Company, 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284 pages; Nice copy with $5 price on DJ. Minor loss at top of spine. Tape mark , apparently from price sticker, on decorative end paper. ; 0 34181 
Price: 28.15 USD
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AROUND BRITAIN WITH BON VIVEUR, Frances Dale and John Cradock
20 AROUND BRITAIN WITH BON VIVEUR Frances Dale and John Cradock
London John Lehmann Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Great Britain; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 0 16859 
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