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Here you will find a collection of historical references on TRAVEL - around-the-world, T. Smollett, Sir Richard Burton, Captain James Cook RN, AUSTRALIAN outback, Overland journeys, YOUNGHUSBAND in TIBET, Freya Stark, H.V. MORTON, Jan Morris, Afghanistan, Chitral, INDONESIA, Wallace Line, Pacific Ocean, Papua New Guinea, Africa, ASIA, On the Road, and Truckin’ down the line,,,. Use our Quick Search Box (at bottom of page) to locate books by book title, authors name or description. We are proud of our reputation for careful customer service, with efficient packing & shipping world-wide. We offer tracking with all our shipments, where possible. See the About Us Page. All prices are in Australian (AUD) $
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Book Id: 22nftr01616

Price: $27.70

Title: AFGHANISTAN Cockpit in High Asia by Peter King 1966 1st Edition Hardcover SCARCE

Author: Peter King, an American traveller in Afghanistan in the early 1960s. With 25 photographs by the author. SCARCE

Publisher: pub. Geoffrey Bles, London 1966, hardcover, 224pp., 20 chapters, map, b/w photos, epilogue, Index. SCARCE

Condition:A SCARCE book, a cancelled ex-library copy with all the usual stamps and tape marks, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in GOOD minus condition in a robust GOOD minus DUSTJACKET with edgewear. Occasional margin and map notes in pen. SCARCE.

Description: Wilber 200 and Hanifi 388 are not judgemental about this American adventurer supposedly looking for medicinal plants in Afghanistan but Jones (142) is less kindly quoting Louis Dupree as saying it was 'one of the worst books he'd ever read on Afghanistan"

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Book Id: 22nftr01595

Price: $22.10

Title: Land Below the Wind by Agnes Keith 1961 Hc North BORNEO SABAH before WWII TRAVEL SOUTH EAST ASIA

Author: Agnes Keith TRAVEL North BORNEO Sandakan pre-War

Publisher: Longman's, London, 1961, 8vo hardcover without dj, 318pp., 4 parts, 20 chapters, illustrated by the author.

Condition:Crisp printed-cover hardback with title to spine & frontcover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION

Description: The contemporary life of pre-war Sabah the author writes the first narrative account of life in the then fledgling state of North Borneo "Land Below The Wind" is a literal translation of Negri De-bawa Angin, which is the native Malayan for Borneo.

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Book Id: 22nftr01565

Price: $22.20

Title: The Road to Andorra

Author: Shirley Deane

Publisher: John Murray 1960 First Edition

Condition:in Good Condition

Description: Travels and work in Ibiza and Andorra in the 1950s.

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Book Id: 22nftr01556

Price: $16.40

Title: TWO in the BUSH - A six month journey through New Zealand, Australia & Malaya

Author: GERALD DURRELL - Illustrations by B. L. Driscoll - Author of 'The Overloaded Ark' etc.

Publisher: Collins, London, 1966, First Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 256 pages, B/W ILLUSTRATIONS, 3 Parts, 8 Chapters.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket.

Description: Durrell, accompanied by his wife Jacquie and a BBC camera team of two, set out to learn what is being done to protect some of the strangest and most beautiful speciments of wildlife on earth.

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Book Id: 22nftr01551

Price: $Sold

Title: A SCENT of SPICE by Elizabeth Summons, illustrated by Jeffrey Bren 1979 SIGNED FIRST EDITION Travels in BALI 1968-1978

Author: Elizabeth Summons MBE, SIGNED on the TITLE PAGE for Ray Thompson, 1979 1st Edition

Publisher: Pegasus Books, 1979 FIRST EDITION, Softcover 8vo with Dustjacket, SIGNED, 242 pp., 8 journeys through Indonesia, particularly Bali, illustrated with line drawings.

Condition:Crisp card-bound softcover with title to spine, 242 pages STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN with some mild rubbing & edgewear to the dustjacket, internally crisp. In GOOD PLUS CONDITION in a GOOD minus DUSTJACKET

Description: An interesting series of journeys to Indonesia by this Melbourne socialite. Friendly with Donald Friend the artist, she was to write the foreword for one of his books. Her comments on the "ugly" hippies of Kuta Beach are quite hysterical. 242 pages.

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Book Id: 22nftr01528

Price: $Not for sale

Title: A Year with a Whaler by Walter Noble Burns 1913 ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION with OLD Photographs SAILING ROARING FORTIES

Author: Walter Noble Burns illustrated with Original Photos WHALING SAILING ARCTIC ANTARCTIC 19th Century 20th Century

Publisher: published bu OUTING Pub. Co., NY, MCMXIII 1913, First Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 250pp. B/W Photos

Condition:Faux-leather hardcover with illustrated gilt frontcover, wear to intact spine, in GOOD-minus CONDITION with an inscription to the front endpaper in pencil dated 1922

Description: The ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION of this CLASSIC adventure book about whaling at the turn of the 20th century in sailing ships.In its heyday, there were thousands of whaling ships in every major sea and the lure of freedom, money and adventure was a siren call.

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Book Id: 22nftr01473

Price: $not for sale

Title: Travels in ARABIA DESERTA by C M Doughty 1949 New Edition 2 Volumes with intro by T E Lawrence of Arabia with MAPS -- RARE SET

Author: Charles M. Doughty The CLASSIC of TRAVEL WRITING - through the Arabian Desert first published in 1888 of a journey in 1876-8 New Definitive Edition

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, London New & Definitive Edition 1936, reprinted 1949. 2 volumes quarto; hardcover, 674 & 696 pp.,b/w illustrations ( some fold-out) & fold-out maps.

Condition:Brown cloth large hardcover quarto set of two, ex-library set with occasional stamps etc, slight foxing to robust pages,STRAIGHT & TIGHT with exterior wear, particularly at the spine. Maps are intact although Vol 1 has incomplete tear.

Description: The author is best known for this book which has become the touchstone of travel writing. Written in a Biblical style, the book contains a history, geography and geology of NW Arabia. Inspiring to "Lawrence of Arabia", who wrote the new introduction in th

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Book Id: 22nftr01412

Price: $52.60

Title: JERUSALEM VERSE and COLOUR Psalms - Hymns - Poems - Photographs - French, Hebrew & English Texts

Author: Edited by Dr Gershon Jagodnik Photos by Werner Braun - David Harris & David Rubinger - Inscribed & SIGNED by Jagodnik to title page

Publisher: Armon, Jerusalem, Israel, Copyright 1967, hardcover quarto in good slipcase, unpaginated, COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing.

Condition:Illustrated hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight foxing to endpapers in an illustrated Slip-Case in GOOD CONDITION with slight rubbing to spine & edges. Inscribed & SIGNED by Jagodnik

Description: Various Essays, 1 written by the Ambassadeur de France M Jean Bourdeillette, another by David Ben Gourion (in French) with bible verses etc.,(in French, Hebrew & English with the colour photographs. Ephemera of a business card from Armon Publishing House

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