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ABBOT, Abiel.
Letters Written in the Interior of Cuba, Betweenthe Mountains of Arcana, to the East, and of Cusco, to the West, in theMonths of February, March, April and May, 1828.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Boston. Bowles &Dearborn. 1829.,  8vo. 22cm, xv,256p., in contemporary half tan calf,raised bands, full gilt decorations in the panels, crushed crimsonmorocco label, blind ruled borders on marbled boards, marbled endpapersand edges, some foxing, ownership inscription at head of title dated1829, very good to fine copy of the First Edition. (tr) Palau 519; Sabin14; SmithAl. Going to Cuba for his health in 1828, the author wrote aseries of sixty-five letters describing his considerable travel byhorseback over the island. His observations cover what he saw and sensedin these trips up and down the island.
$500.00    Book Number: 36342         Order / Enquire




ABBOTT, James
Narrative of a Journey form Heraut to Khiva, Moscow, and St. Petersburgh, during the Late Russian Invasion of Khiva. Volume One Only.
London. W.H. Allen & Co. 1884.,  8vo. 3rd edition. Volume 1. xxxii,392p., engraved frontis (loose) and folding map, half crimson morocco, raised bands, gilt titles, marbled boards, ex-library, very good, as is (sds)
$140.00                          Book Number: 10500                         Order / Enquire



ABERDEEN, Lady
The Canadian Journal of Lady Aberdeen, 1893 -1898. Edited with Introduction by John T. Saywell. Champlain Society, No. 38.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Toronto. The Champlain Society. 1960.,  24cm, lxxxiv,517p. with 2 portraits, illustrations, limited to 550 copies, this being #101, original crested red cloth, t.e.g., a fine copy. (cdn) In 1893 Lord Aberdeen became Governor General of Canada and he and Lady Aberdeen traveled extensively in Canada. Her journal is an important source of insight into the problems and times in the country during the 1890's. The appendix contains a biographical dictionary of principal persons and lists the members of the household.
$100.00    Book Number: 36983         Order / Enquire




ADAMS, William Henry Davenport]
The Jordan and Its Valley and the Dead Sea.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. T. Nelson and Sons. 1880.,  16mo. 16.5cm, 158p., frontis and 45 plates and illustrations from engravings, appendix, original black and gilt pictorial decorated brown cloth, gilt and black spine and cover titles, foxing to endpapers, some slight wear at the edges else a very good to fine copy (tgc). A school prize copy with plate on front fixed endpaper. From "Great Rivers of the World" series.
$45.00                          Book Number: 26819                         Order / Enquire



ADAMS, William Henry Davenport]
The Jordan and Its Valley and the Dead Sea.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. T. Nelson and Sons. 1880.,  16mo. 16.5cm, 158p., frontis and 45 plates and illustrations from engravings, appendix, original black and gilt pictorial decorated brown cloth, gilt and black spine and cover titles, foxing to endpapers, some slight wear at the edges else a very good to fine copy (tgc). A school prize copy with plate on front fixed endpaper. From "Great Rivers of the World" series.
$45.00                          Book Number: 26885                         Order / Enquire



AKELEY, Mary L. Jobe
Carl Akeley's Africa. The Account of theAkeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum ofNatural History.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Dodd, Mead & Company. 1930.,  tall8vo, 23cm,first edition (3rd printing), with 83 illustrations, 4 text maps, mappedendpapers, appendices, index, original green pictorial cloth, blackstamped pictorial decorations on the spine and upper cover, very good tofine condition (tr). ~ An account of Akeley's last African expedition,through Kenya, Tanganyika and the Belgian Congo, on which he died, in1926. The book is by his wife who accompanied the expedition. With aForeword by Henry Fairfield Osborn, President of the American Museum ofNatural History.
$50.00                          Book Number: 35786                         Order / Enquire



ALBERT VICTOR, Prince & George, Prince of Wales.
The Cruise ofHer Majesty's Ship "Bacchante" 1879-1882. Compiled from The PrivateJournals, and Note-Books of Prince Albert Victor and Prince George ofWales, with additions by J.D. Dalton. Vol. 1. - The West and The South.The Mediterranean - Teneriffe West Indies - Bermudas - Vigo - Ferrol- St. Vincent - The Plate - Falkland Islands - Cape of Good Hope -Australia - Fiji. Vol. 2, - The East: Japan - China - Straits Settlements - Ceylon - Egypt - Palestine - The Mediterranean.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London.Macmillan and Co. 1886.,  thick8vo., 23.5cm, first edition, in twovolumes, xxviii,675 & xii,803pp., complete with half titles, 1 colourfolding world map (routes outlined), with 66 plates and illustrationsfrom wood- engravings & 62 maps and charts, in the original dark bluecloth, gilt spine titles, volume two expertly restored, volume one frontpaste down endpapers dust stained, very good sound mainly unopened set. (tr) National Maritime Museum 184. A three year world voyage. Theentries are unedited and give a wide range of observations on varioustopics from the many locations the ship visited. The midshipman's chartsshow each progression of the expedition, drawn on Mercator'sprojection.
$200.00                          Book Number: 36269                         Order / Enquire



ALBERTA]
Sunny Alberta Canada Holiday Guide. Canada's Sunniest Clime and the Canadian Rockies.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Edmonton. The Alberta Travel Bureau Department of Economic Affairs. 1951.,  23x10cm, 60p., text illustrations, illustrated wraps, staple bound, very good (n12)
$25.00                          Book Number: 27777                         Order / Enquire



ALEXANDER, Boyd (Edited by)
The Journal of William Beckford in Portugal and Spain 1787-1788.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Rupert Hart-Davis. 1954.,  21.5cm, 340p., frontis portrait, 6 plates, 2 maps, index, wine cloth, jacket is soiled, otherwise a fine copy in very good complete jacket (tgc)
$50.00    Book Number: 21312         Order / Enquire




ALEXANDER, Ruth
Stones, Hilltops and the Sea. Some Jugo-Slavian Impressions.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. Alston Rivers Ltd.,  1929. 21.5cm, first edition, 272p., with 16 plates of illustrations from photographs, cloth, bottom edge of spine is cipped, else a very good tight copy (s20)
$35.00                          Book Number: 28481                         Order / Enquire



ALLEN, W.E.D. (Edited by)
Russian Embassies To The Georgian Kings (1589-1605). Texts translated by Anthony Mango. In Two Volumes. (Second Series, Volume 138 & 139).
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  London. The Hakluyt Society. 1970.,  21.5cm, 368&640pp., with 16 maps and illustrations, bibliography, index, blue cloth, gilt & cover logos, a fine set in fine jackets (s15)
$65.00                          Book Number: 27107                         Order / Enquire



AMBULANDO, Solvitur
In The Hudson Highlands.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  New York. Publication Committee, Appalachian Mountain Club, New York Chapter. 1945.,  12mo, 20cm, ix,265p., with 28 plate illustrations, mapped endpapers, very good sound clean copy (Tds).
$25.00                          Book Number: 22668                         Order / Enquire



AMERICAN CHRISTMAS -PERIODICALS.
Christmas Numbers, 1908. (Spine title). Includes; Harper's Monthly Magazine. For December 1908. / The Century Magazine. Vol. LXXVII, No. 2. / McClure's Magazine. Vol. XXXII. No. 2. / Scribner's Magazine. Vol. XLIV. No. 6. [4 Christmas Numbers for December 1908 bound in 1 Volume].
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  [New York.] Various Publishers. 1908.,  tall8vo, 24cm, various paginations (563pp.), colour frontis by Howard Pyle, heavily illustrated including colour plates, marbled endpapers & leaf endings, in contemporary half calf, gilt spine title on red morocco label, gilt ruled raised bands, maroon cloth boards, marbled endpapers, some edge wear, chipping in one place along the spine edge, hinges skillfully reglued, a very good sound copy (chds). ~ Includes: "The Mysterious Chest" (Howard Pyle); "My Experience, with, and Views Upon, the Tariff" (Andrew Carnegie);"Domino Reynard of Goldur Town. The History of a Silver Fox" (Ernest Thompson Seton); "On the Gulls' Road" (Willa Sibert Cather); "The Assassination of Lincoln. The Hitherto Unpublished Account of an Eye-Witness" (Shaw); "The Causes of Russia's Defeat by Japan (General Kuropatkin).
$100.00                          Book Number: 29669                         Order / Enquire



AMERICAN Geographical Society, Bulletin of the
Vox XIX, No. 3. Sept 30th, 1887.
New York. The Society. 1887.,  8vo. Pp225-336, folding map, original printed wraps, slightly dust worn else near fine Contains: Peary, R.E. A Reconnaissance of the Greenland Inland Ice. - Boas, F. Census and Reservations of the Kwakiutl Nation. Etc.
$70.00                          Book Number: 17300                         Order / Enquire



ANDREE, S.A. & Nils Strindberg & Knut Fraenkel
Med Ornen Mot Polen.
Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.:  Stockholm. Albert Bonniers Forlag. 1930.,  8vo. 23cm, 488p., numerous plates, illustrations, maps, folding maps (including rear folding colour map), blue cloth, very good copy (ads). - This edition appears to have more facsimiles and illustrations than the English language editions. See Ricks p24 for the English edition. For other Andree titles, Arctic Biblio. 489-499. The story of Andree's polar flight in a balloon in 1897 and the accidental discovery of the remains of his party on White Island in 1930. Arctic Bibliography, 17276.
$28.00                          Book Number: 4601                         Order / Enquire


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