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Author: Patsy Adam-Smith, Elsbeth Huxley, Xavier Herbert, Mark Twain, D H Lawrence, Hal Porter, Ivan Southall, R G Menzies, Ethel Turner and many others !!
Publisher: Collins, Sydney, 1985, First Edition, hardcover 8vo with dj, 261pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, dk blue eprs, 4 Sections, multiple Chapters TRAVEL AUSTRALIA TRAINS
Condition:Dk blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, small white-out mark to title page, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET w slight foxing to inside & edgewear.
Description: AUSTRALIAN RAILWAY JOURNEYS Railway builders, railway workers and the travellers themselves have all contributed to the wealth of train-journey literature.
Some come from well-known writers such as Zavier Herbert, Patsy Adam-Smith and D.H. Lawrence.
Author: by John Hanning Speke Everyman's Library Edited by Ernest Rhys - Travel and Topography HISORICAL TRAVEL BOOK AFRICA EXPLORATION & DISCOVERY.
Publisher: . M. Dent & Sons/Everyman's Library, London, UK, (c1912) but undated, hardcover 8vo no dj, Reprint. 6 3/4" Tall. 480 pages. , Darker green hardback binding with gilt
Condition:Smaller green cloth-bound hardcover with ornate gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with no inscriptions. TRAVEL DISCOVERY EXPLORATION AFRICA
Description: Speke published his Nile Journal in 1863. A day-by-day record of the explorations. He claimed to have discovered the source which was bitterly disputed by Sir Richard Burton who had accompanied him & fallen sick. Speke shot himself before their debate.
Author: by ANDRE MIGOT Translated from the French by Richard Graves
Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1957, Second Impression, 1st pub. 1956, hardcover 8vo without dj, 206pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & 3 MAPS, 11 Chapters & Appendices
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, with small bookstore stamp slight foxing to eprs and to a few outside page edges, occasional underlining and comments in margin, no dj.
Description: In 1952, Migot joined a scientific mission to the Kerguelen Islands as its doctor.
He describes his time with the mission, and paid particular attention to the colonies of penguins and sea-elephants, and also his voyage back to Melbourne.
Author: CHARLES BARRETT F.R.Z.S., C.M.Z.S., (London and New York) Foreword by Brigadier D. M. Cleland, C.B.E. Administrator Papua-New Guinea
Publisher: Heinemann, Melbourne, 1954, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 258pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, MAPS & ILLUSTRATIONS, photos to eprs, 22 Chapters & INDEX.
Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with gilt on black title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs and to a few outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD-MINUS DUSTJACKET with edgewear
Description: Charles Barrett tells of the patrols he made on official entomological duty to the highlands of New Guinea, to the Admiralty group, to various parts of the Bismarck Archipelago including the lovely Tanga Islands and New Ireland, which he circumnavigated.
Author: Roderick Cameron, exhaustively covered with feeling for the man, his ships and the places he added to the map of the Pacific and the Antarctic edge.
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson/Readers Union, London, 1965. Cloth . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 283pp., 9 maps, 41 illustrations,
Condition:Yellow cloth-bound hardcover 8vo without dustjacket,title to slightly worn spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT & CLEAN with no inscriptions in GOOD CONDITION, mild cover wear.
Description: With a minutely- detailed double-page map of the voyages, eight other maps and 41 illustrations.
Cook's 3 voyages
The Society Islands
Tonga or The Friendly Islands
The New Hebrides
Author: Frederick O'Brien, who was clearly drawn to the South Seas and apart from Atolls of the Sun wrote another two books.
Publisher: The Century Co, New York, 1922, large hardcover 8vo, First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 508 pgs 'with many illustrations from painting, drawings, and photos
Condition:Green Hardcover w Island deco on cover & spine, cloth-bound hardcover w title to spine & front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with some mild staining to the rear and a neat name to the front paste-down, very slight internal spine wear.
Description: There is a surreal quality about the writing, but this may just be a reflection of the strange & at the time lonely islands, cut off by vast distances and only reached by sailing boats. There is a fascinating description of the settlement of Pitcairn Is.
Author: Editors and Designers: Cang Shi - He Shiyao - Han Guang - Wang Hongbin - Huang Zhongjun Chinese and English Text
Publisher: China Pictorial, Bejing China, July 1980, Revised, Second Printing, 1st Ed./Printing October 1979, hardcover Folio with dj and slipcase, 211 pages of colour.
Condition:Beige cloth-bound hardcover w bright gilt title to spine (in Chinese and English) & to frcvr (in Chinese), minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET w very slight edgewear in a robust slipcase
Description: On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, we present this album of pictures of some of the more famous scenes.
Views of 30 provinces, cities and autonomous regions including Taiwan Province are also shown
Author: LOYAL LINCOLN WIRT SC.D., D.D., F.R.G.S. SIGNED & DEDICATED to W COUSINS by AUTHOR FIRST EDITION Introduction by George Albert Coe PhD., LL.D.
Publisher: Fleming H. Revell, New York/London, Copyright 1937, hardcover 8vo with dj, 124pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 28 Chapters. Inscribed & SIGNED by the Author to front endpaper
Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with white title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight age-toning to eprs & slight foxing to top outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD MINUSDUSTJACKET with edgewear
Description: Rear-Admiral Byrd says: "Packed with information, thrilling with fast-moving experiences, gripping in its descriptive qualities, the book fascinates ".."A story of daring hazards, narrow escapes, trials of endurance with his dog-team" DEDICATED COPY