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Kingston, William, H G The Western World - picturesque sketches of nature & natural history in Northern and Central America
T Nelson & Sons London 1884 HB. Hardcover. Good. With 86 engravings. Geographical features, plants, wildlife and native peoples in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central America. Illustrative covers (Mammoth Cave, birds) much worn and marked, decorative end-papers mended to the hinges, name to ffep, pages yellowed and with some grubby marks, good, no DJ. 278pp (Book ref. BYB9057) £24.70
Wakefield, E Jerningham, abridged by Joan Stevens Adventure in New Zealand
Golden Press/Frederick Muller Aukland/London 1975 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. In the series New Zealand Classics, this is a graphic account of New Zealand in the early 1840's. No inscriptions, occasional light marking to the margins, generally VG in VG DJ, a little sunned to the spine and very slightly edge-worn. 320pp (Book ref. BYB9050) £6.17
Fawcett, P H Exploration Fawcett
Hutchinson London 1953 HB. Hardcover. Good. Fourth impression. Travels in South America. Green cloth covers a little worn and marked, map end-papers, no inscriptions, good, no DJ. 312pp (Book ref. BYB8958) £5.29
Meikle, Henry W Scotland - a description of Scotland and Scottish life
Thomas Nelson & Sons London 1948 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Reprint. Illustrated with plates in colour and half-tone. VG, map end-papers, small neat name to front paste-down, in edge-worn, slightly chipped, mended, good DJ. 281pp (Book ref. BYB8941) £7.06
photographs Jubiläums Passions - Spiele Oberammergau 1934. 16 offizielle postkarten in kupfertiefdruck Serie III
F. Bruckmann Munchen 1934. No Binding. Good. Packet of 16 b&w photographs of characters appearing in the play. Presumed complete set from serie 3. Two additional cards are present of Judas, probably from another series. 1934 was the 300th year anniversary of the play. Good, cardboard envelope worn and marked. Slight wear to some postcards. One has been used and carries a comtemporary postage stamp of Hindenburg. Presumed complete set with two extra cards present. (Book ref. BYB8890) £5.29
Day, E Hermitage Ober-Ammergau and the Passion Play - a practical and historical handbook for visitors
A R Mowbray & Co London 1910 HB. Hardcover. Good. New impression. Illustrated with 24 contemporary b/w photographs of the village. Green cloth covers worn and marked, gold lettering still bright, neat name to ffep, clean, tight and sound, good. 96pp (Book ref. BYB8889) £15.00
Peterson, J Shetland - a photographer's notebook
Lindsay Drummond Ltd London 1948 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Fine b/w photographs of island life before the oil. VG, small name to illustrative ffep, no other inscriptions, some yellowing to pages, tight and sound in chipped, worn, mended, good DJ. 96pp (Book ref. BYB8803) £11.47
Corbridge, Sylvia Loval We Go To Ireland
George G Harrap & Co London 1st 1959 HB. Hardcover. Good. In the 'We Go' series. Prize label to ffep, o/w good, clean, tight and sound in slightly worn, mended, good DJ. 187pp (Book ref. BYB8784) £15.00
Bruce, James An interesting narrative of the travels of James Bruce esq into Abyssinia
'Printed for and sold by all the booksellers in town and country' London 1790 HB. Hardcover. Good. '.to discover the source of the Nile. Abridged from the original work to which is added notes and extracts from the travels of Dr. Shaw, M, Savary, and the Memoirs of Baron de Tott. ' This is the first abridged edition, published in the same year as the five volume first edition. Small octavo in original full leather. Head and tail have worn away. Leather spine title is missing, five raised headbands much worn. Spine and inner hinge repaired with nepalese papers, but still fragile. Corners of boards and edges much worn. Contemporary ink name to feps. Contents foxed throughout, occasional sooty marks. Erased pencil marks to rear ep. Two closed tears repaired. Good. 387pp (Book ref. BYB8752) £87.33
de Boer, M G Van Oude Voyagien
NV Uitgevers-mij 'Joost van den Vondel' Amsterdam HB. Hardcover. Good. Undated. Third printing. Tales of early Dutch travellers and explorers, with many contemporary b/w illustrations. Text in Dutch. Red cloth, gold lettering and illustration, worn and marked, splits to spine edge, name plate to front paste-down, much age-mottling to prelims, internally clean, tight and sound, good. no dj 261pp (Book ref. BYB8715) £15.00
Warren, Sam Tales From the Tijuana Jails 1 - corruption in the belly of the burro
Bookwarren San Diego 2004 PB. Soft cover. Good. Drugs, violence, corruption and homophobia in a Mexican prison. Tight and sound, good. Some of the printing errors have been corrected in pencil. 231pp (Book ref. BYB8681) £7.06
Cooper, Gordon A Fortnight in the Balearics
Percival Marshall & Co London 1963 PB. Soft cover. Good. Reprint, first published in 1956. A snapshot of the islands in the past, focussing mainly on Mallorca and Minorca, though with a rapid overview of Ibiza and a still more sketchy look at Formentera. Covers worn and marked, no inscriptions, good. 90pp (Book ref. BYB8679) £5.29
Rhea, Nicholas Portrait of the North York Moors
Robert Hale London 1985 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Archaeology and natural history - a guide to this wild part of England. Ex-lib, minimal marking, o/w VG in good DJ. 207pp (Book ref. BYB8658) £7.94
Stark, Peter (Edits). Ring of Ice. True tales of adventure, exploration and Arctic life
The Lyons Press New York 2000 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Anthology of 33 explorers of the Arctic. Great collection for the armchair explorer of the Frozen North, or anyone interested in the History of Arctic exploration. Very good in an un-price-clipped lightly creased DJ. 444pp (Book ref. BYB8640) £7.06
Moul, Duncan and Hill, R H Ernest Picturesque Essex
F E Robinson and Co London 1905 HB. Hardcover. Good. Sketches by Moul, description by Hill - a classic study of long-lost charm. Red cloth worn and marked, spine restored, age-mottling to prelims, no inscriptions, some gatherings loosening, good. 192pp (Book ref. BYB8509) £11.47
Houston, J F Into the Unknown
John Murray London 1952 HB. Hardcover. Good. Stories of exploration for children, with exercises. Illustrated in b/wby Barbara Hirst. Illustrative covers marked and worn, map end-papers, no inscriptions, good. 134pp (Book ref. BYB8483) £5.29
Dumas, Alexandre Tangier to Tunis
Peter Owen London 1959 HB. Hardcover. Very Good. Translated and edited by A E Murch, with five illustrations. The writer's travels in North Africa in 1846. Ex-lib but minimal markings (number to spine only), new ffep, clean, tight and sound, no DJ. 191pp (Book ref. BYB8458) £15.00
Halden, Alistair To Travel Hopefully
Envoi Poets Walton on Thames PB, 1989. Soft cover. Good. Undated - 1980's? Neat name to ffep, good. 28pp (Book ref. BYB8450) £5.29
Cook, Theodore Andrea The Story of Rouen
J M Dent London 1899 HB. Hardcover. Good. In the series Mediaeval Towns. Fully illustrated by Helen M James and Jane E Cook, with maps, plans and the words and music of a 16C madrigal. Covers worn and marked, top edge gilt, no inscriptions, tissue guarded frontis, five fold-out maps, pages yellowed, tight and sound, good. 409pp (Book ref. BYB8399) £7.94
Hoskins, W G Touring Leicestershire
City of Leicester 1949 PB. Soft cover. Good. With b/w photographs by F L Attenborough. Stapled booklet, staples rather rusty, revised list of times pasted to front cover verso, fold-out map, good. 52pp (Book ref. BYB8369) £5.29