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Here you will find a collection of historical references on TRAVEL - around-the-world, T. Smollett, Sir Richard Burton, Captain James Cook RN, AUSTRALIAN outback, Overland journeys, YOUNGHUSBAND in TIBET, Freya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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TRAVEL: ARCTIC, ASIA, EUROPE, NORTH & SOUTH AMERICA, AUSTRALIA, OCEANIA,  ANTARCTICA

Book Id: 22nftr0724

Price: $24.60

Title: HELD HOSTAGE for TEN WEEKS WITH CHINESE BANDITS in 1927 in MANCHURIA 1927 with PHOTOS

Author: HARVEY J. HOWARD, M.D. Professor of Ophthalmology, Peking Union Medical College TRAVEL, JOURNEYS, TRANSPORT, WANDERINGS, MISSIONS, DESTINIES

Publisher: Cornstalk, Sydney, 1927, 1st Australian Edition, hardcover 8vo without dj, 274pp., With illustrations from sketches and photographs by the author, Chapters.

Condition:Orange cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine & frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, foxing to eprs and page edges, without dustjacket.

Description: Working at the Rockefeller Hospital in Peking in the early 1920s, Howard was abducted by the "Black Dragon River Bandits" while visiting a U.S. model 'ranch' in 1925. Its U.S. owner was killed & he was held by the bandits until rescued. With PHOTOS

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Book Id: 22nftr0715

Price: $21.30

Title: MAURITIUS formerly known as Isle de France by Philippe Lenoir 1979 Dj HISTORY COLOUR PHOTOS, TRAVEL,JOURNEYS,TRANSPORT

Author: Philippe Lenoir Created by Raymond Schall, Preface by Edmond Pognon Honorary Chief Curator of the Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris), English transl.HEIM

Publisher: Editions du Cygne, Port-Louis, Mauritus, 1979, hardcover quarto with dj, 237pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, illustrated eprs.

Condition:Beige cloth-bound hardcover with title to frcvr, very slight rubbing to spine & corners with a water stain mark to bottom spine and bottom of back cover, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to eprs, unclipped GOOD DJ

Description: A rich source of information abut Mauritius, including early maps, early coins, pottery of the East India Companies, the 'Paul et Virginie' association, and a wealth of colour photography of beaches, islets, flora and fauna etc.

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Book Id: 22nftr0708

Price: $14.40

Title: The FESTIVAL of INDIA in the United States 1985-1986. Official book covering many of the subjects of the festival.

Author: Foreword by Pupul Jayakar, Chairman, Indian Advisory Committee, Festival of India- a series of illustrated essays of the wondors of India.

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, New York, 1985 assumed 1st ed.(not stated), the Official book of the Frestival, 4to, 240pp., 223 STUNNING COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS throughout INDEX

Condition:Red cloth-bound Hardcover with indent flower design to frcvr, minimal edgewear although very slight fading to bottom, no inscriptions, CLEAN, STRAIGHT & TIGHT in VERY GOOD CONDITION, very slight foxing to a couple of freprs, with an unclipped GOOD DJ

Description: A panarama of cultural development in India - from early sculptures to modern-day terracotta - from ancient religious images to handmade toys for children - from the splendor of the 16th and 17th century courts to the bustle and colour of Indians at fairs

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Book Id: 22nftr0653

Price: $38.40

Title: 1925 SOUTH SEA Missionaries PEARLS from the PACIFIC by Young 85 PHOTOS SOLOMON ISLANDS QUEENSLAND KANAKA SSE Mission

Author: Florence S Young A record of Missionary Work in Text and Photographs of the South Sea Evangelical Mission

Publisher: Marshall Bros , London, n.d. but (1925), FIRST EDITION, 256 pp., hardcover 8vo without dj, 12 chapters, b/w photo plate illustrations, appendix.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a name in neat pen to the frenpr. Crisp photo plates. Inscription front endpaper : " Mrs Porter, The Old Vicarage, Bradford Rd., S. Keigo, Essex."

Description: From a headquarters in Stanmore, Sydney, Australia, mission stations in Guadalcanar, Malaita and San Christobal 4 Mission ships and 2 launches Many references to the work amongst the "KANAKAS' of Queensland 5 Mission ststions in North Queensland "

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Book Id: 22nftr0604

Price: $12.65

Title: SOUTH WITH SCOTT - British Antarctic Expeditions - "TERRA NOVA"

Author: ADMIRAL LORD MOUNTEVANS (K.C.B., D.S.O., LL.D.)

Publisher: Collins, London & Glasgow, 1958, reprint, 1st pub. 1921, hardcover small 8vo without dj, 288 pages, 6 page bio on Mountevans by G.F.M., 19 Chapters & Bibliography.

Condition:Blue cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine(slightly faded), slight rubbing to spine & corners, blue to top of pages, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITIION, without d/j. With four track-charts of the movements of the "Terra Nova"

Description: The object of this interesting book is to keep alive the interest of English speaking people the story of Scott and his little band of sailor adventurers, scientific explorers, companions and a little ship the 'Terra Nova'

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Book Id: 22nftr0579

Price: $16.80

Title: The Peking to Paris MOTOR RACE of 1907 MAD MOTORISTS by Andrews 1964 First Edition The Great Peking-Paris Race of 1907

Author: Allan Andrews TRAVEL, JOURNEYS, TRANSPORT, WANDERINGS, MISSIONS, DESTINIES

Publisher: George Harrap, London, 1964, 259pp., hardcover 8vo with dj, 17 chapters, b/w photo illustrations, Epilogue, Index, detailed maps to endpapers.

Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover w a bright gilt, boxed title to spine, a few clustered marks to front cover, STRAIGHT, TIGHT and CLEAN in GOOD CONDITION with a neat name to the 1/2 title-page, in an unclipped chipped and worn FAIR DUSTJACKET, about 90% intact.

Description: TRAVEL, JOURNEYS, TRANSPORT, WANDERINGS, MISSIONS, DESTINIES Peking Udde Urga Kiakhta Irkutsk Marinsk Tomsk Omsk Novgorod Moscow Berlin Paris What a journey !

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Book Id: 22nftr0545

Price: $19.20

Title: PICTURE HISTORY of RAILWAYS by Westwood 1988 HUGE BOOK with colour PHOTOS

Author: John Westwood

Publisher: Bison Books, London, 1988, 1st Edition, large hardcover 4to with dj, 208pp., 38 chapters, INDEX. Full-colour one and double page photographs, b/w photos, sepia too

Condition:Crisp green cloth-bound hardcover boards with title to spine, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minor rubbing. No inscriptions.

Description: Four Sections...... The Early Years, The Golden Age 1876-1914, WWI and WWII-1914-1945, 1945 to present, WONDERFUL PHOTOS on art-quality paper, Australian references, 270 x 370 x 20mm, Over 1 1/2 KG Ephemera: Newscutting from Daily Telegraph, Sydney

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Book Id: 22nftr0523

Price: $22.40

Title: THE STORY OF WESTERN AIRLINES, AMERICA'S SENIOR AIR CARRIER " THE ONLY WAY TO FLY "

Author: ROBERT J. SERLING Internationally known Aviation writer.

Publisher: Doubleday, New York, 1976, Copyright, edition not stated, hardcover large 8vo with dj, 494pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, Chapters, Epilogue & INDEX.

Condition:Two-tone red & black cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to outside page edges, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with some closed tears.

Description: Here is a full-scale, comprehensive & compelling history of America's oldest scheduled air carrier - Western Airlines, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1976. The story of Western's birth, growth, and expansion is the story of commercial aviation.

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