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8 Men and a Duck: An Improbable Voyage by Reed Boat to Easter Island , Thorpe, Nick
1 8 Men and a Duck: An Improbable Voyage by Reed Boat to Easter Island  Thorpe, Nick
0743219287 / 9780743219280 New.  
Hardcover. Brand-new 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 2002 Free Press. Superclean; no marks; never read. Gift-giving condition. 240pp, B/W photos, map, diagrams. Language: English. 'On a fateful South American bus trip, journalist Nick Thorpe overheard some fellow passengers discussing an improbable plan to sail 2,500 miles from northern Chile to Easter Island on the Viracocha -- a boat made of reeds. The crew's aim in reviving this pre-Incan boat-building technology was twofold: to reopen the controversial migration theories of Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed his boat the Kon-Tiki from Peru to Polynesia in 1947, and to have one heck of an adventure in the process. Thorpe talked his way on board Captain Phil Buck's Viracocha only to find himself plagued by uncertainty. Why did the crew include a tree surgeon, a jewelry salesman, and two ducks? What happened to the navigator? Did anybody actually know how to sail? And, most important, where was the life raft?'--from jacket flap.  
Price: 24.00 USD
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A Visit to the House and Museum of El Greco and to the Synagogue of the Transito , Gomez-Moreno, Maria Elena
2 A Visit to the House and Museum of El Greco and to the Synagogue of the Transito  Gomez-Moreno, Maria Elena
Acceptable.  
Paperback. Slim softcover booklet published 1966 by Fundaciones Vega-Inclan / Estades, S. A., Madrid. HEAVY WEAR to covers: edges creased, crumpled, and rubbed. Light age-tanning to pages. Text clean and unmarked; binding intact. Good reading / research copy. 31 pages; fold-out plan of house; black-and-white photos of paintings. Language: English (translated from the Spanish by Ilene E. Avery). Keywords: Toledo, Spain, artist, art history, painter, painting, travel, tourism, tour, guidebook, souvenir, vintage, Jewish, Judaism, Judaica, Samuel Ha-Levi, Sixties, 1960s. No ISBN.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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3 AA Touring Guide to Scotland  Automobile Association
0092115608 / 9780092115608 Good.  
Hardcover. Coffee-table hardcover with dustjacket 1978. Clean and unmarked; NOTICEABLE WEAR. 400+ pp, atlas, history, gazeteer. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Albi: City of Art , Poux, Didier
4 Albi: City of Art  Poux, Didier
2907380281 / 9782907380287 Very Good.  
Paperback. Slim softcover 1994 Apa-Poux Ltd., Albi, France. Faint creases to back cover; front is uncreased. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 47 pages; many handsome color photos. Language: English. The As de Coeur Collection. Keywords: travel, tourism, tourist, guidebook, souvenir, French, Tarn, Saint Cecile Cathedral, basilica, Toulouse Lautrec Museum, La Berbie Palace, architecture, Albigenses, Cathares, Catharism.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Antwerp and Its Beauties , No author stated.
5 Antwerp and Its Beauties  No author stated.
Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover published 1988 by Editions Thill, Brussels. Library booksale inkstamp inside back cover. Otherwise very clean; no creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 96 pages; color plates. Ca. 9.25 x 7.25 inches. Hundreds of crisp, full-color photos of the great architecture and art of the Belgian city: Brabo Fountain, cathedrals, Rubens, Van Dyck, mansions, squares, museums, statues, zoo, parks, port, harbor. Brief captions. Language: English. Keywords: Belgium, sightseeing, tourism, tourist, photographs, historic, places of interest, sites. No ISBN.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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Audley End , Chamberlin, Russell; Gray, Richard
6 Audley End  Chamberlin, Russell; Gray, Richard
1850741042 / 9781850741046 Like New.  
Paperback. Softcover with stapled binding 1990 reprint English Heritage. Superclean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Gift-giving condition. 32 pages; color photos; maps; plans; family tree. Language: English. Souvenir guidebook to one of the greatest Jacobean houses in England, with a current room-by-room description and brief details of its history and its owners. Keywords: architecture, travel, Thomas Audley, Thomas Howard, Earl of Suffolk, Sir John Griffin Griffin, Baron Braybrooke, Robert Adam, Capability Brown, Neville, country home, park, grounds, garden, tourism, tour, touring.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Berlin (Das Kleine Kunstbuch series), Heuss, Theodor
7 Berlin (Das Kleine Kunstbuch series) Heuss, Theodor
Good. 
Hardcover. Small, slim hardcover with dustjacket, published 1960 by Knorr and Hirth, Munich. Heavy wear to jacket: large crease; chunk gone from top left; small rip. Faint age-tanning to pages. Text very clean; no marks; binding tight. Great vintage reading/research copy. 62 pages; black-and-white and color photos; small map. Language: German / Deutsch. Brief survey of notable architecture and buildings of Berlin. Cover shows Bellevue Castle. Keywords: architektur, gebaude, reisen, bildtafeln, fotografien, 1960s, Sixties, retro, travel, Germany, Deutschland, Berliner, Schloss Bellevue. No ISBN. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Bretagne: II -- Finistere (La France Illustree), Monmarche, Georges
8 Bretagne: II -- Finistere (La France Illustree) Monmarche, Georges
Acceptable. 
Paperback. Small, slim softcover book, copyright 1950 and published 1953 by Editions Alpina, Paris. HEAVY WEAR to covers: edges creased and rubbed; front bottom left corner clipped. Front cover starting to split at spine; archival tape reinforcement inside front cover. Text clean and unmarked; pages bright. Good reading / research copy. 64 pages; black-and-white photos by P. Molinard; map. Language: French / en Francais. Vintage guide book to the westernmost region of France, whose towns include Brest, Quimper, Morlaix, and Carhaix. Keywords: travel, Brittany, France, Finis Terrae, departement, pointe occidentale, province, sightseeing, tourism, tour, tourist, landmark, guidebook, souvenir, retro, Fifties, 1950s. No ISBN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey, Fonseca, Isabel
9 Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey Fonseca, Isabel
067973743X / 9780679737438 Paperback. Good. 
Softcover 4th printing, published 1996 by Vintage. Faint impressions from handwriting on front cover; otherwise, excellent condition: text clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight; spine uncreased. 323 pages; Index; Bibliography; map; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'Traveling as a journalist, Fonseca stayed with a number of Gypsy families in Eastern Europe between 1991 and 1995. Through her experiences with them, study of the scholarship about them, and interviews with leading figures, she has produced a contemporary account of their status, incorporating details of their society, culture, and history. Her work portrays their commitment to tribal traditions and adherence to ritual and offers good insights, particularly into women's lives.' -- Rena Fowler, Library Journal, 1995. Keywords: Roma, Romany, Romani, current affairs, diaspora, persecution. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Carnets Sahariens: L'Appel du Hoggar et Autres Meharees , Frison-Roche, Roger
10 Carnets Sahariens: L'Appel du Hoggar et Autres Meharees  Frison-Roche, Roger
Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover 1965 Flammarion, Paris. Glossy picture cover-- NO DUSTJACKET. Noticeable wear: cover corners bumped and worn; several page corners lightly creased. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Great reading / research copy. 264 pages; black-and-white photos; maps. Language: French / en Francais. No additional printings indicated. Publisher's comments card laid in. Keywords: The Sahara Notebooks, Call of the Hoggar, Saharan, writer, author, adventurer, expedition, desert, mountaineer, mountain guide, travel, exploration, Algiers, La Depeche d'Alger, Raymond Coche, Alpine, Francaise, Grand Erg Occidental, climb, climber, Garet El Djenoun, Mountain of the Spirits, Messak Settafet, 1930s, Thirties, Commandeur de la Legion d'honneur, Legion of Honor, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Méharées, Meharees, L'Aventure Vecue. No ISBN.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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11 China Journey: A Winter Impression  Purvis, Malcolm
185391021X / 9781853910210 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Oversize hardcover with dustjacket 1988 Merehurst Press. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 141pp, text, 200+ watercolor and B/W drawings of Eastern China. Language: English. Handsome tour by U.K. architect. Illustrated endpapers, map.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Corinth: A Brief History of the City and a Guide to the Excavations , No author stated.
12 Corinth: A Brief History of the City and a Guide to the Excavations  No author stated.
Good.  
Paperback. Softcover booklet with stapled binding, 1972 revised edition, published by American School of Classical Studies, Athens, Greece. Very clean; no heavy creases; pages bright; binding tight. Light-to-average wear. Small postage label and inkstamp on back cover. 29 pages; black-and-white photos, plans, and reconstructions; foldout map; foldout plan. Language: English. Keywords: Greek, Acrocorinth, Corinthian, monument, temple, Fountain of Peirene, ancient, site, archaeology, archeology, antiquity, antiquities. No ISBN.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Danmark: De Fire Arstider/The Four Seasons  Aistrup, Inga (photographer); Skaarup, Kirsten
8714280515 / 9788714280512 Good.  
Hardcover. Hardcover 1980 Host & Son. Picture cover--no dustjacket. Previous owner's inkstamp inside back cover. Very clean; pages bright; binding tight. Front cover slightly warped. 74pp, map. Language: English, Danish, French, Spanish, and German. Crisp full-page color photos of lovely Denmark scenery. Keywords: photography, tourism.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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Dashiell Hammett Tour (Herron's Literary Walks in San Francisco), Herron, Don
14 Dashiell Hammett Tour (Herron's Literary Walks in San Francisco) Herron, Don
0939790025 / 9780939790029 Very Good. 
Paperback. Softcover published 1982 by Dawn Heron Press. Only light wear: minor scuffs to card-stock covers. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 95 pages; Bibliography; black-and-white photos and maps. Language: English. 'In two to three hours of leisurely walking you can see every place Dashiell Hammett is known to have lived in San Francisco and the majority of locales in his master mystery The Maltese Falcon. You'll also see several places where the Continental Op, a nameless short fat detective who was Hammett's longest-running character, shot it out with hard-boiled criminals. Follow Sam Spade in his quest for the fabled Maltese Falcon. Follow Hammett himself as he works for the Pinkerton Detective Agency on the infamous Fatty Arbuckle case. See the spot where Miles Archer, Spade's partner, met swift death in the fog. Discover a new San Francisco, the city as seen by its greatest mystery writer, with the Dashiell Hammett Tour. --- from the publisher. Keywords: travel guide, author. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Delphi: Sanctuary and Museum , No author stated.
15 Delphi: Sanctuary and Museum  No author stated.
Good.  
Paperback. Slim softcover booklet, undated (ca. 1980), Edition 'Foto Olympic', Athens. Large CREASES to front cover. Clean and unmarked; pages bright; binding tight. 32 pages; color photos; map. Language: English. Brief text describes the various buildings of the site complex; photographs show the structures in the magnificent setting, and some of the great sculpture. Keywords: travel, tourism, tourist, guidebook, souvenir, archaeology, archaeological, architecture, art history, antiquities, Greece, Greek. No ISBN.  
Price: 7.00 USD
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Earl Thollander's San Francisco: 30 Walking Tours from the Embarcadero to the Golden Gate , Thollander, Earl
16 Earl Thollander's San Francisco: 30 Walking Tours from the Embarcadero to the Golden Gate  Thollander, Earl
0517563525 / 9780517563526 Good.  
Paperback. Softcover 1987 Clarkson Potter. Very clean and bright; tiny tear to back cover. Library inkstamps on 1st page and inside back cover. 128pp, Index, maps, B/W illustrations.  
Price: 5.00 USD
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Field and Shore: Daily Life and Traditions, Aran Islands 1900 , O'Sullivan, Paul (editor)
17 Field and Shore: Daily Life and Traditions, Aran Islands 1900  O'Sullivan, Paul (editor)
0905140133 / 9780905140131 Very Good.  
Paperback. 5th printing softcover 1989 O'Brien, Dublin. Only light wear: tiny crease to top corner of entire book. Very clean; no marks; spine uncreased; pages bright; binding tight. 168 pages; black-and-white photos. Language: English. 'This book deals with day-to-day life on the Aran islands at the turn of the [20th] century, a lifestyle that is a significant part of the Irish heritage. It is a social history and an anthropology. ... There is a section on modern Aran life contrasting it with the traditional patterns.'--from the publisher. Keywords: Ireland, farming, fishing, Galway hooker, curragh, kelp, wrack, crio, pampootie, house walking, folklore, travel.  
Price: 15.00 USD
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Guatemala Tikal , Guatemala Tourist Commission
18 Guatemala Tikal  Guatemala Tourist Commission
Good.  
Paperback. Single-sheet folded travel brochure / pamphlet ca. 1970, published by Guatemala Tourist Commission, Guatemala City. Noticeable average wear: light creases; paper is rubbed and worn. No marks or rips; paper is bright. Folded into 8 sections. One side describes the archaeological sites in the area of the Department of El Peten, with information for travelers. Reverse side has a map of the El Peten area and a plan of the 'lost city' of Tikal. Language: English. No publishing date or author stated. Keywords: travel, tourism, Guatemalan, Maya, Mayan, ruins, architecture, archaeology, temple, altar, plaza, site, vintage, retro, paper ephemera, Flores. No ISBN.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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19 GURKHAS AND GHOSTS  Miller, Luree; Silverstone, Marilyn (photographer)
Good.  
Hardcover. NY: Criterion Books, 1970, no additional U.S. printings indicated, hardcover with dustjacket, 144pp; B/W photos. Language: English. Very clean; no marks; binding is tight. Jacket has small archivally-closed rips and crumpling at edges. Story of Masina, a young Nepali boy; for young readers to adults. 'This is a lively story of Nepal's real people, their homes, their work, their customs, and their beliefs. Superbly documented with dramatic photographs of small villages, busy market places, and the breathtakingly beautiful Himalayas'--from the publisher.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Halberstadt, Scholke, Horst
20 Halberstadt Scholke, Horst
Good. 
Paperback. Flexible vinyl cover with dustjacket, reprinted 1977 by VEB E. A. Seemann Verlag, Leipzig. Noticeable average wear to jacket: small rips, crumples, and creases to edges. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 160 pages; black-and-white photos; front endpaper map. Language: German / Deutsche. Foreword / Vorwort by Burgermeister Kramer. Kunstgeschichtliche Stadtebucher. Keywords: travel, Germany, German, Deutschland, architektur, architecture, kunst, art history, Liebfrauenkirche, St. Stephanus, cathedral, kirche. No ISBN. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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