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Viajando Por Sud America, Albes, Edward, edited with notes, vocabulary, etc. by J Warshaw
1 Albes, Edward, edited with notes, vocabulary, etc. by J Warshaw Viajando Por Sud America
New York: Henry Hiolt 1917 Hardback without Dust Wrapper. Very Good. Illustrated with black-and-white plates. 
Ex College library with stamps and minor usual imperfections. 226pp including notes, vocabulary and index. Text in Spanish, notes in English. 651059 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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Space: The Ultimate Challenge: An Astronaut's Odyssey, Allen, Joseph P and Russell Martin
2 Allen, Joseph P and Russell Martin Space: The Ultimate Challenge: An Astronaut's Odyssey
Orbis for Marks and Spencer 1986 Large format paperback UNREAD slight shelf wear only Stunning colour illustrations from NASA's own collection. 
A history of space travel, and a detailed account of a flight aboard one of the space shuttle orbiters. 527295 
Price: 3.56 GBP
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Life in the White Man's Grave: A pictorial record of the British in West Africa, Allison, Philip
3 Allison, Philip Life in the White Man's Grave: A pictorial record of the British in West Africa
Viking 1988 0670810207 / 9780670810208 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper Near Fine Good Illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout. 
Wrapper (now protected in a removable clear acetate sleeve) has some edge wear and rubbing. 192pp including bibliography and index 742036 
Price: 19.80 GBP
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Nautilus 90 North, Anderson, Commander William R, USN, and Clay Blair Jr
4 Anderson, Commander William R, USN, and Clay Blair Jr Nautilus 90 North
Quality Book Club 1959 Hardback with Dust Wapper. Very Good Worn 
The story, told by its Captain, of how the nuclear submarine 'pierced' the North Pole. Wrapper has considerable edge wear, boom has some overall wear. 613047 
Price: 4.46 GBP
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5 Anstruther, Ian I Presume : H. M. Stanley's Triumph and Disaster
Alan Sutton 1988 0862994721 / 9780862994723 Large Format Paperback very Good 
Cover corner creased, but unread. 198895 
Price: 5.40 GBP
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Flight of the Wind Horse : A Journey into Tibet, Ash, Niema, with an introduction by  His Holiness the Dalai Lama
6 Ash, Niema, with an introduction by His Holiness the Dalai Lama Flight of the Wind Horse : A Journey into Tibet
Rider 1992 071265397X / 9780712653978 Medium Format Paperback Near Fine Illustrated in colour 
Light cover wear, but UNREAD. 208pp. The story of the near-annihilation of Tibetan culture under Chinese rule. 777104 
Price: 4.95 GBP
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Impossible Journey: Two against the Sahara, Asher, Michael, illustrated by Mariantoiinetta Peru
7 Asher, Michael, illustrated by Mariantoiinetta Peru Impossible Journey: Two against the Sahara
Viking 1988 067081265X / 9780670812653 Hardback with dust wrapper Very Good Good to Very Good With 42 colour photographs, 36 black-and-white photographs and a map. 
Wrapper has edge wear ad a small closed tear. 301pp including index The author and his new wife travelled 4500 miles across the Sahara on camels. Not my idea of a honeymoon, but each to his own. A good read, nevertheless. 777134 
Price: 5.95 GBP
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Angkor and the Khmer Empire, Audric, John
8 Audric, John Angkor and the Khmer Empire
Robert Hale 1972 0709129459 / 9780709129455 First Edition Hardback with Dust Wrapper. Very Good. Good. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, drawings and maps. 
Some shelf wear. Wrapper now protected in removable clear acetate sleeve. 208pp including bibliography and comprehensive index. The author describes the rise and fall of the Khmer Empire, the ruins they left behind, and tries to solve the intriguing mystery of their lost capital. 700358 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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9 Baerlein, Henry Travels without a passport - Second Series
Fredrick Muller Ltd ( The travel book club) 1943 Hardback no dust wrapper. Very Good or better Illustrated with 12 mono photos 
Owner inscription on front endpaper 116483 
Price: 2.95 GBP
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10 Barber, John Footprints on the Moon
Associated Press 1969 Hardback no dust wrapper Very Good Lavishly Illustrated in colour throughout 
115366 
Price: 6.75 GBP
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The Mountain World 1964/65, Barnes, Malcolm
11 Barnes, Malcolm The Mountain World 1964/65
George Allen and Unwiin 1966 Hardback without Dust Wapper. Very Good Illustrated with black-and-white plates and drawings throughout text. Fold-out map in pocket on rear pastedown. 
215pp. 623099 
Price: 4.46 GBP
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The Coming of the Barbarians - A Story of Western Settlement in Japan 1853-1870, Barr, Pat
12 Barr, Pat The Coming of the Barbarians - A Story of Western Settlement in Japan 1853-1870
Macmillan & Co 1967 First Edition Hardback with dust wrapper Near Fine Very Good (clipped) Illustrated with mono photos 
Wrapper shows signs of wear and is price clipped. Japan in 1853 was a sealed feudal world, from which nearly all foreigners had been rigorously excluded for more than two hundred years. To the trade-hungry mercantile nations she was an unbearable temptation. So the 'Barbarian' invasion began. 115133 
Price: 5.40 GBP
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Voyages to Hudson's Bay in Search of a North-West Passage: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton 1741-1742 and The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith 1746-1747 [TWO VOLUMES], Barr, William and Glendwr Williams (eds.)
13 Barr, William and Glendwr Williams (eds.) Voyages to Hudson's Bay in Search of a North-West Passage: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton 1741-1742 and The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith 1746-1747 [TWO VOLUMES]
The Hakluyt Society 1994-1995 Hardback with dust wrapper AS NEW UNREAD Fine Volume I has 11 maps and black-and-white illustrations, Volume II has 20. 
Second Series Nos 177 and 181: Wrappers now protected in removable clear acetate sleeves. An immaculate unread set. Volume I (Middleton) (xii), 333pp. Volume II (Moor and Smith) (xv), 393pp. Each volume with a bibliography and an index. Our price includes a shipping adjustment to allow for an extra heavy book or set. Normal shipping/postage rates apply. We will not ask you for extra shipping. 744008 
Price: 31.50 GBP
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Shackleton's Voyage, Barr-Chidsey, Donald
14 Barr-Chidsey, Donald Shackleton's Voyage
New York: Award Books 1967 Paperback Good Plus Illustrated with black-and-white photographs 
Pages beginning to yellow. Some shelf wear, but appears unread. 535169 
Price: 2.95 GBP
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15 Barrett, Charles The Sunlit Land: Wanderings in Queensland
Cassell 1947 First Edition Hardback no dust wrapper Good reading copy Illustrated with mono photos 
Small split at top of spine. 198700 
Price: 4.05 GBP
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The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty, its causes and consequences, Barrow, Sir John, edited and with an introduction by Captain Stephen W Roskill
16 Barrow, Sir John, edited and with an introduction by Captain Stephen W Roskill The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty, its causes and consequences
The Folio Society 1977 Hardcover with slipcase Fine Slipcase very good plus Illustrated in black and white, Map endpapers 
Slipcase shows signs of wear. Top edge tinted: 8vo: 261pp 746021 
Price: 4.46 GBP
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A History of Seafaring based on Underwater Archaeology., Bass, George F (ed)
17 Bass, George F (ed) A History of Seafaring based on Underwater Archaeology.
BCA [Book Club Associates - Guild Publishing] 1974 Hardback with Dust Wrapper. Very Good. Good. Illustrated with over 300 black-and-white and colour photographs, reproduction art works, , plans, drawings and diagrams 
Some overall wear to wrapper. Slight foxing to prelims. 320 pp. including glossary, bibliography and comprehensive index. Our price includes a shipping adjustment to allow for an extra heavy book or set. Normal shipping/postage rates will apply. We will not ask you for extra shipping. 645095 
Price: 10.50 GBP
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The Official London Planetarium Book of Space: an exploration of the wonders of our Solar System and beyond., Becklake, Sue
18 Becklake, Sue The Official London Planetarium Book of Space: an exploration of the wonders of our Solar System and beyond.
Virgin Books 1994 1852275154 / 9781852275150 Hardback with laminated pictorial cover and match Fine Fine Illustrated in colour with NASA photographs, art works, star maps, etc. 
Large 4to: 128pp including glossary and index 777210 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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Fabulous Congo, Bellotti, Felice, translated from the Italian by Mervyn Savill.
19 Bellotti, Felice, translated from the Italian by Mervyn Savill. Fabulous Congo
Andrew Dakers Ltd 1954 Hardback without Dust Wrapper. Good. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs 
Covers faded. Some shelf wear. 220pp. including index. 667001 
Price: 4.25 GBP
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Memoirs and Travels of Mauritius, Benyowsky: Augustus Count de Benyowsky
20 Benyowsky: Augustus Count de Benyowsky Memoirs and Travels of Mauritius
Kegan Paul Trench Trubner 1904 First Edition Hardback without dust wrapper Good Tissue guarded frontispiece portrait of the author, and one other tissue-guarded engraving. 
Some overall handling wear, pages untrimmed, but no serious faults. 636pp including notes and index 724041 
Price: 22.00 GBP
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