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Author: CHRISTOPHER P. BAKER Author of Costa Rica - Cuba - Havana Handbooks
Publisher: National Geographic Society, Washington D.C., 2001, First Printing, hardcover large 8vo with d/j, black textured endpapers, 304pp., 15 Chapters & Epilogue.
Condition:Two colour Black textured boards with red cloth to spine, silver title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with very slight edgewear.
Description: From Havana to the Cuban countryside, and after three months astride his powerful moto, Baker brings back a vivid report, packed with insight, humor, and some surprisingly candid encounters.
Author: COLIN SIMPSON - Author of Adam in Ochre - Adam with Arrows etc.
Publisher: Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1954, FIRST Edition, hardcover 8vo with d/j, 268pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTR & MAPS, illustrated endpapers, 2 Books.
Condition:Brown Ochre hardcover with silver title to spine & design to fr.cvr, rubbing to spine, corners & edges, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight foxing to o/s page edges, in a fair DUSTJACKET w/missing piece to spine, tears & edgewear.
Description: The natives of the mountain-walled Wahgi Valley thought the white men who discovered them in 1933 were spirit-men who had walked out of the sky.
This book shows us these people 20 yrs later - violent, religious, erotic - in vivid first-hand description
Author: New South Wales Government Railways Suburban Timetable from June 21 1964 TRAINS TRANSPORT RAILWAY STATIONS TICKETS & FARES
Publisher: published by the Authority of the Commissioner of Railways, New South Wales, 1964, 112 pages in a coloured photographic cover.
Condition:Straight & Tightly bound, in GOOD CONDITION with slight general ageing, INTACT & ROBUST, A clean copy.
Description: 1. Cowan-Chatswood-City-Penrith & Cambelltown. 2. City-Strathfield-Hornsby-Cowan. 3.City- Clyde-Carlingford.3a. Sandown Line. 3b. Abottoirs Line. 4. City-Cronulla-Helensburg & RNP. 5. City-Riverwood-East Hills. 6. City-Bankstown-Lidcombe 7. Richmond Line.
Author: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY Various Authors Vol.XCV, No.1
Publisher: National Geographic Society, Washington, 1948, hardcover quarto without d/j, 552 pages, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout, 4 different monthly issues.
Condition:Burgundy cloth-bound hardcover boards with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, TIGHTLY BOUND in GOOD MINUS CONDITION with some insect damage to front endpaper, slight age-toning, without dustjacket (as issued?).
Description: The Yankee's Wander-world - Wildlife - Through Europe - Industry - Spices - The British Way - Biographies of Famous People.
Fascinating early photos and data.
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Author: JIM WAFER Co-Winner of the Victor Turner Prize in Ethnographic Writing SIGNED COPY! Lecturer Dept Sociology & Anthropology University of Newcastle
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, 1994, 2nd paperback printing, 1st pub. 1991, softcover 8vo, 219 pages, 3 Parts, Epilogue, Glossary & INDEX.
Condition:Softcover with photo to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, first page has small hole, INSCRIBED & SIGNED to Title Page, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.
Description: This ethnography is intriguing not just because of the originality of its approach to the mor enigmatic aspects of another culture, but also because it uses insights gained from participation in that culture to reflect on the paradoxes . . .
Author: PERCY ROWE To "Putty" Read first American to fly the Atlantic
Publisher: Angus & Robertson, London, 1977, First Edition, hardcover 8vo without d/j, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Chapters, Bibliography, brown textured endpapers.
Condition:Red speckled cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, without dustjacket.
Description: In the early part of the twentieth century, men all over the world were experimenting with flying, and the race to cross the Atlantic was on.
From balloons to the early machines and during the First World War, the early pilots were treated like royalty.
Author: Written and illustrated by Lawrence Dunn
Publisher: Macmillan, New York, 1975, First US Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, , COLOUR PLATES & ILLUSTRATIONS, 215pp. & INDEX,
Condition:Crisp aqua cloth-bound hardcover , bright gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, with mild rubbing and edgewear to a GOOD DUSTJACKET which has been clipped.
Description: Colour Plates
Text for Plates
Ships by Nationality
Ships by Type & Trade.
List of Ship's names
A DETAILED ANALYSIS of the SEA TRANSPORT of the 1910-1929 period.
Author: LOWELL THOMAS, Jr. INDIA TIBET CHINA Dalai Lama Lhasa POTALA Shangri-La with the first COLOUR PHOTOS ever taken in Tibet
Publisher: Macdonald & Co., London, 1951, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 238pp., amazing B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout plus coloured photos, Frontispiece in colour.
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, previous owner's name to frepr, slight foxing and age-toning to eprs and page edges, in a clipped GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET with chips
Description: This is the story of an arduous trek made in 1949 by the author and his father through the world's highest and most remote country, to the Holy and Forbidden capital city that only a handful of white men had ever seen.
There they met the Dalai Lama.