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1 (Castiglioni, Luigi). Translated and edited by Antonio Pace LUIGI CASTIGLIONI'S TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA, 1785-87: with Natural History Commentary and Luigi Castiglioni's BOTANICAL OBSERVATIONS
Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1983. 0815622643 / 9780815622642 First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. 
Tall octavo. This is the first complete translation from the Italian of a classic natural history/travel book originally published in Italy in 1790. BOTANICAL OBSERVATIONS is translated by Pace and edited by Joseph & Nesta Ewan. Facsimile illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 (Cervantes, Miguel de). France, Miranda DON QUIXOTE'S DELUSIONS: Travels in Castilian Spain
Woodstock & New York: The Overlook Press, (2002). 1585672920 / 9781585672929 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Ms. France compares her year-long stay in Madrid in 1987 to her return a decade later, when prosperity had made great changes. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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3 (Disraeli, Benjamin). Blake, Robert DISRAELI'S GRAND TOUR: Benjamin Disraeli and the Holy Land 1830-31
New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. 0195203674 / 9780195203677 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Crimped lower spine, else near fine; in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket painting of Jerusalem in the 1830s by David Roberts. 
141 pages, b&w map of Eastern Mediterranean in 1830, twenty-three b&w plates, and an index. An account of Disraeli's trip to the Near East which served to formulate many of his ideas about the region, and would impact his time as Prime Minister. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Andrews, Irene Dwen LATITUDE 18 SOUTH: A Sojourn in Tahiti
Cedar Rapids, Iowa: The Torch Press, (1940). First edition. Hardcover. Bookshop's small address label to the front endpaper, else a near fine copy in green linen with yellow titles and a yellow embossed outline map (featuring a whale and palm trees!) to the front cover; in a near fine slightly edge-nicked dust jacket. 
A Bookfellow Book. Travel journal from the co-author A COMPARATIVE DICTIONARY OF THE TAHITIAN LANGUAGE. Illustrated with 16 black-and-white photographic plates. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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5 Cahill, Tim PECKED TO DEATH BY DUCKS
New York: Random House, (1993). First edition. Hardcover. Lower corner tips bumped, page edges very very lightly soiled, else near fine, in a fine dust jacket. 
Gonzo travelogues from the "funniest, weirdest, most reckless travel writer working today." Third collection of journalistic pieces from Cahill, following his A WOLVERINE IS EATING MY LEG and JAGUARS RIPPED MY FLESH. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Croft-Cooke, Rupert THE WINTRY SEA
London: W.H. Allen, 1964. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Pages very mildly age-toned, else a fine copy in black boards; in a lightly age-toned and slightly rubbed dust jacket with a few tiny nicks and edge tears; jacket design by Charles Gorham. 
Unusual travel book in which the author records two "journeys," the first "through the Mediterranean on a Yugoslav cargo boat during the coldest month of one of Europe's most icy winters." The second, "along the coastlines of some recent fiction." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Durrell, Gerald GOLDEN BATS & PINK PIGEONS
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1977). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. Light soiling to the top page edges, else near fine in dust jacket with a minor scratch to the front panel. 
A journey to the flora and fauna of the unique island of Mauritius. Illustrated with drawings and photographs. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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8 Frank, Katherine A PASSAGE TO EGYPT: The Life Of Lucie Duff Gordon
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1994). 0395546885 / 9780395546888 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in pictorial dust jacket with two light creases to front panel (production flaw). 399 pages, twenty-seven b&w plates, family tree, map, notes, bibliography, and an index. 
An account of Gordon's life in London society as a friend to John Stuart Mill, Dickens, Thackeray, and Tennyson, and her 1862 trip to Egypt, where she fell in love with the land and the culture and wrote the popular LETTERS FROM EGYPT. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Hasty, Olga Peters & Fusso, Susanne, editors and translators AMERICA THROUGH RUSSIAN EYES 1874-1926
New Haven and London: Yale University Press, (1988). 0300040156 / 9780300040159 First edition. Red cloth Hardcover. Purple line to the lower page edges, an abraded spot to one lower corner tip, and a lightly bumped upper corner tip to the front cover, else very good plus; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket with tears, cello-tape, and nicks to the extremities. 
226 pages, nine b&w photographs, notes and references at the end of each chapter, and an index. A collection of travel accounts by Russian writers including Grigorij Machtet, Vladimir Korolenko, Vladimir Bogoraz, Maxim Gorky, and Vladimir Mayakovsky. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 Irving, Washington THE ALHAMBRA: A Series of Tales and Sketches of The Moors and Spanairds
Philadelphia: Carey & Lea, 1832. First U.S. edition. Two volumes housed in a custom cloth slipcase. New brown cloth shelfback over original tan boards, original spine paper labels. Hardcover. Contemporary ownership signature to the title-pages, boards lightly rubbed and mildly stained, minor shelfwear, light foxing throughout, new endpapers, else very good. Octavo. 36 page catalog inserted at rear. BAL 10136. 
In the spring of 1829, the author of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," traveled from Seville to Granada, Spain in the company of Russian friend, Prince Dolgorouki. This is his witty, eloquent record of their experiences and impressions. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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11 Lawrence, Lady INDIAN EMBERS
Oxford: George Ronald, [1949]. First edition. Hardcover. Uniform offsetting to the gutters of the endpapers, else a fine fresh copy in an illustrated dust jacket that is price-clipped. 
Octavo. Based on the daily diary of Lady Lawrence who came from a family of British senior Civil Servants stationed in colonial India since its inception. 397 pages. The illustrated plates, the dust jacket, and endpaper designs are the author's own. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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12 Mitchell, Edwin Valentine IT'S AN OLD CAPE COD CUSTOM
New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., (1949). First edition. Hardcover. Some minor staining to lower edges of the cover, else a near fine copy in grey cloth with brown illustration of a whale to the front cover; in a near fine illustrated dust jacket. 
A volume in the American Customs Series. Mitchell describes the Cape Cod region, which Thoreau called, "the bare and bended arm of Massachusetts," with the sea, the salt air, the dunes, the part-time residents, and the traditions. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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13 Mitchell, Edwin Valentine IT'S AN OLD PENNSYLVANIA CUSTOM
New York: The Vanguard Press, Inc., (1947). First edition. Hardcover. Bumped corners, light offsetting to endsheets, a small stain to page 10, else a near fine copy in oatmeal cloth with green illustration of pilgrims to front cover; in illustrated dust jacket with age-toning to spine, mild corner crease to front panel. 
A volume in the American Customs series. Pennsylvania and its many varieties of people, traditions, and superstitions are described in this combination history lesson and travel guide, including the Amish, Mennonites, Quakers, and Dunkers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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14 Morris, Jan TRAVELS
New York and London: Helen and Kurt Wolff/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1976). 0151910758 / 9780151910755 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered green cloth shelfback over green boards; in an age-darkened, else near fine dust jacket. With six line drawings by Nicholas Hall. 
Eleven travel essays: evocations of cities as diverse as Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Singapore, Bath, Dublin and Washington, D.C.; a re-enactment of railroad travel across Canada in the 1920s; and a portrait of fourteenth-century Arab traveler, Ibn Batuta. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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15 Nevinson, Henry W. IN THE DARK BACKWARD
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1934). First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A near fine copy in very good dust jacket with moderate edgewear, light chipping at the spine ends, and a slightly tanned spine panel. 
The author has written a combination travelogue and historical fantasy of landmark battles from the time of antiquity up to the First World War. Highly praised in its time. 282 pages, index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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16 Rodgers, Eugene BEYOND THE BARRIER: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica
Anapolis, Maryland: Naval Institute Press, (1990). 087021022X / 9780870210228 Second printing. Hardcover. Fine in full blue cloth with titles in silver to the spine; in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
The author has investigated and studied original papers, periodicals, books, and interviewed numerous sources to provide an unbiased, truthful account of the pioneer polar explorer's first Arctic expedition. 354 pages; 16 B&W plates; notes; index. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Shoumatoff, Alex IN SOUTHERN LIGHT: Trekking Through Zaire and the Amazon
London/Melbourne/Auckland/Johnannesberg: Hutchinson, (1987). 0091700701 / 9780091700706 First U.K. edition. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket illustration from ''The Naturalist on the River Amazon'' by Henry Bates. 239 pages and an index. Small octavo. 
Two separate narratives of travel through tropical rainforests. The first is an account of the ascent of the Nhamunda River, a little-known tributary of the Amazon that is as long as the Hudson. The second describes the two-month journey in Zaire. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Smith, E. Quincy TRAVELS AT HOME AND ABROAD
New York and Washington: The Neale Publishing Company, 1911. First edition. In three volumes. Presentation copy, inscribed and SIGNED by the author to the front endpaper of volume I. Hardcover. Volume I is missing the rear endpaper and is heavily foxed with spotting to the covers, else an about very good copy; Volumes II and III have some minor foxing, else are very good plus; each volume is bound in green cloth with gilt titles and decoration. 
The author, an American Banker, recounts several trips to Jamaica, San Francisco, Mexico, Italy, Europe, St. Louis, etc. Volume I contains much on the San Francisco Earthquake and subsequent fires. An uncommon Neale imprint. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Starobin, Joseph PARIS TO PEKING
New York: Cameron Associates, Inc., (1955). First edition. Hardcover. Former owner's rubber-stamping to the front pastedown (hidden behind the dust jacket flap), pages tanning, as expected, minor rubbing to the spine ends, else a very good plus copy; in a near fine dust jacket. 280 pages; bibliography. 
Illustrated with a woodcut frontispiece, six full page woodcuts following chapter five and small woodcuts signifying each chapter's end. A literary account expressing the views of a westerner living and traveling in Germany, France, Italy and China. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Theroux, Paul MY OTHER LIFE
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, (1996). 039582527X / 9780395825273 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine illustrated dust jacket. 
In the spirit of his MY SECRET HISTORY, Theroux spins more tales from his alternate "autobiography." Theroux is the acclaimed author of THE MOSQUITO COAST and THE OLD PATAGONIAN EXPRESS. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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