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Here you will find a collection of historical references on TRAVEL - around-the-world, T. Smollett, Sir Richard Burton, Captain James Cook RN, AUSTRALIAN outback, Overland journeys, YOUNGHUSBAND in TIBET, Freya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: 22nftr0422

Price: $13.40

Title: TAHITI Then and Now : LAST DAYS IN PARADISE

Author: GEORGE FARWELL

Publisher: Rigby, Adelaide, 1964, Copyright, FIRST EDITION, hardcover 8vo with dj, 223pp., B/W PHOTOGRAPHS, 20 Chapters, Glossary of Tahitian Words & Bibliography

Condition:Red cloth-bound hardcover with gilt title to spine, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION with slight foxing to eprs and outside page edges, in a clipped GOOD DUSTJACKET w several small closed tears.

Description: George Farwell returns to Tahiti (with his wife) after 25 years - he was 21 when he lived on Tahiti for eighteen months, & the memory haunted him ever since. Farwell spends much of his time talking with the people, learning about their lives & beliefs.

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Book Id: 22nftr0415

Price: $13.50

Title: AVIATION : THE STORY OF FLIGHT: ILLUSTRATED

Author: Consultant Editor Bill Gunston

Publisher: Cathay Books, London, 1983, reprint, 1st pub. 1978, hardcover Quarto with dj, 253pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, illust. eprs, 7 Parts.

Condition:Illustrated cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a tiny tears, with slight edgewear.

Description: The history of Aviation by 9 qualified authors. The laws of flight; key technical aspects; airframes and engines; navigation; from the antics of ancient birdmen to interplanetary space.

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Book Id: 22nftr0414

Price: $14.70

Title: THE FLIER'S WORLD : Solo; Beginnings; Aerobatics; Aviation; Destinations.

Author: by JAMES GILBERT

Publisher: M & J. Hobbs in assoc. with Michael Joseph, London, 1977, 1st ed., hardcover Quarto with dj, 252pp., COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, yellow eprs

Condition:Green cloth-bound hardcover with title to spine, very slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a couple of tiny tears, very slight foxing to inside, with slight edgewear.

Description: Gilbert is a well-known Aviation writer who has logged 1600 hours on 131 types of aircraft. First Solo; Beginnings; Actually Flying; Aerobatics; Destinations; On Silent Wings; Racing; Home-Built; Air Force Jet; "This is your Captain".

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Book Id: 22nftr0413

Price: $16.40

Title: HISTORY OF AVIATION

Author: Edited by John W R Taylor FRHistS, AFRAeS, FSLAET,and Kenneth Munson (Jane's All the World's Aircraft)

Publisher: New English Library, London, 1977, reprint, 1st pub. 1975, hardcover large Folio with dj, 511pp. COLOUR & B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & ILLUSTRATIONS throughout, Chapters, INDEX

Condition:Vlarge blue cloth-bound hardcover with bright gilt title to spine & gilt plane to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, slight foxing to eprs, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with a few small tears.

Description: 1500 illustrations, colour throughout. From winged Gods and birdmen, to balloons and airships and then the dreams came true. Over 500 pages of factual narrative by international writers, photographers, pilots, aircraft designers and technicians.

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Book Id: 22nftr0401

Price: $5.50

Title: BREAKING TRAIL - A Climbing Life

Author: ARLENE BLUM - Best Selling Author of 'Annapurna: A Woman's Place' - Foreword by Sir Chris Bonington

Publisher: Scribner, New York, 2005, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with d/j, 313 pages, B/W PHOTOGRAPHS & MAPS throughout, 25 Chapters & Epilogue.

Condition:Crisp two-tone blue cloth-bound hardcover with silver title to spine, minimal edgewear, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, there's a black texta mark to bottom of pages, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with minimal edgewear.

Description: Breaking Trail is the story of Blum's journey from her overprotected youth in Chicago to the tops of some of the highest peaks on earth. Along with the personal photos and detailed maps, this is a deeply moving account of how one woman overcame adversity

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Book Id: 22nftr0396

Price: $13.40

Title: INDONESIAN Study of Draught Animal Systems and Management, an 1993 Illustrated GOOD CONDITION

Author: Editors: E. Teleni, R.S.F. Campbell & D. Hoffman Foreword by G.H.L. Rothschild, Director ACIAR, Australia & S. Hadiwigeno, Director AARD, Indonesia

Publisher: ACIAR, Canberra, 1993, softcover oblong, 167pp., COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS, ILLUSTRATIONS, CHARTS & TABLES throughout, 5 Parts & Glossary

Condition:Large illustrated oblong Softcover with slight rubbing to spine & corners, no inscriptions, STRAIGHT, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION.

Description: This manual is intended to be a source of information and a guide for field advisers who are involved in the development of improved draught animal systems in Indonesia and elsewhere. It presents descriptions of draught animal systems in selected areas

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Book Id: 22nftr0383

Price: $12.40

Title: THE VIKING CIRCLE - DENMARK - GREENLAND - NORWAY - SWEDEN - FINLAND - ICELAND

Author: COLIN SIMPSON - Travel Writer Extraordinare - Inscribed to C.O. Turner & SIGNED by Author

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1966, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with d/j, 366 pages, Photo to eprs, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOS & MAPS, 7 Parts & Index.

Condition:Orange hardcover with gilt title to spine & design to frcvr, slight rubbing to spine & corners, Inscribed & Signed by Simpson to frepr, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION, printing to epr, in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET, a few small tears & slight edgewear.

Description: Simpson takes in the four Scandinavian countries and Iceland and Greenland as well - a handsome book with a Midnight Sun glow to it.

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Book Id: 22nftr0382

Price: $12.40

Title: Wake Up in EUROPE - Travel for Australians and New Zealanders

Author: COLIN SIMPSON - Travel Writer Extraordinare - Inscribed to William Ritchie & SIGNED by Author

Publisher: Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1959, 1st ed., hardcover 8vo with d/j, 400 pages, Illust. to eprs, COLOUR & B/W PHOTOS & MAPS, 7 Parts.

Condition:Beige hardcover with gilt title to spine & design to frcvr, rubbing to spine & corners, Inscribed & Signed by Simpson to frepr, CLEAN & TIGHT in GOOD CONDITION age-toning to outside page edges in an unclipped GOOD DUSTJACKET with several tears & edgewear.

Description: From Sicily to Inverness, from Biarritz to both Berlins, the traveller's Europe is intelligently explored and freshly illuminated.

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