ALL IN THE SAME BOAT
(McClelland & Stewart 1988) 8vo 248pp. bw ills. ep maps. Price snipped, otherwsie Fine in fine dw. (Book ref. 9115) £7.50
Central America : Guatemala, Nicaragua Costa Rica, Honduras Panama, and Salvador
London: T. Fisher Unwin Ltd., 1917. Illustrated by N/a. First Edition. Black Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo Large (over 7¾" - 9¾") 382pp. 1917. 1st. A very good, clean tight copy of this first edition. 25 illustrations and a map illustrate the text. Gilt embossed title to the spine. 'Society of writers to his majesty's signet.' book plate to the front paste-down with their ink name to the head of the front paste-down and a set of ink biro numbers - no other ex-library markings whatsoever. A light split to the rear inner hinge. All four corners bumped. A very good, tight, clean copy. (Book ref. 226932) £30.00
THE PANAMA CANAL - A History and Description of the Enterprise.
London. Thomas Nelson. 1913. Hardback. 379 pages. B.w. illustrations. Map. V.g. in blue cloth with gilt to spine. Browning to end-papers. The book comes with a poor d.w. with large pieces missing. (Book ref. 7300) £5.95
The Tailor of Panama
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1996. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. 8vo. No dj. Blue and grey cloth. 410 pp. B/w maps. Pictorial endpapers. Very clean. No inscriptions. VG+ (Book ref. 05797) £6.00
''Historian's Odyssey. The Romance of the Quest for the Records of The Darien Company''.
Moray Press (Edinburgh) 1938. 327pp. Red cloth faded and slightly marked. [the Darien Scheme, planned by William Paterson, was the unsuccessful attempt at settlement by Scots traders on the Isthmus of Panama 1696-1699.] (Book ref. 55) £15.00
Getting to know the General: the story of an involvement.
London, Bodley Head, 1984. 1st edition. Greene's account of a 5-year personal involvement with Torrijos, ruler of Panama from 1968-81. V.G. in V.G. dustwrapper, priceclipped but no inscription. (Book ref. 336) £15.00
The Life of Francis Drake
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1950. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, x & 436 pages, endpaper map, folding map of Cadiz harbour by William Borough, 3 b/w illustrations, index including names of ships. No previous owner marks. (Book ref. 5442) £7.50
National Geographic on Indians of the Americas
Washington DC: National Geographic Society, 1955. Illustrated by W.Langdon Kihn & H.M.Herget et al. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Grey & tan cloth with gilt decoration, 432 pages, illustrated with 149 paintings, 113 colour photographs, 130 b/w photographs, maps, drawings & diagrams, index. VG+ book, dustjacket edges chipped, in protective clear sleeve. Heavy volume. (Book ref. 1911) £7.00
The Tailor of Panama
Hardcover Hodder & Stoughton 1st Edition 1996 410 0670873438 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Nice clean brigh Very Good (Book ref. 540724) £7.00
The Building of the Panama Canal - in Historic Photographs
New York: Dover Publications, 1983 ISBN: 0486244083 First edition, paperback, very goodcondition, illustrated glossy card covers with slight edge-wear, 8" x 11", 111 pages, 164 b/w photo illustrations, ISBN: 0486244083------------------"An important primary source of industrial archaeology, vibrant 'you-are-there' sensation imparted by the photos, exceptionally informed text and meticulous captions. Takes the reader back to a different era, and one of the proudest episodes in what the author calls "the 'heroic' age of industry." (Book ref. 1670) £7.00
The Cloud Garden: A True Story of Adventure, Survival, and Extreme Horticulture
London: Bantam Press, 2003 Hardback, first edition, very good condition, in a very good unclipped (£12.99) dust-jacket, publisher's original green clothboards with silver-gilt blocking to spine, 323 pages, 2 b/w maps--------At first glance this book seems a little unlikely: a pair of twentysomething former public school boys have a great time trekking through Central America and get caught up in a bit of bother. Tom is passionate about flowers and his family lives in a castle in Kent--"Isn't it just super?!". Paul, when he isn't "hacking his way through the jungle", works in the City. If you can get through the kissy kissy PR and the hooray Henry enthusiasm, The Cloud Garden is actually an exciting yarn. Adventurer Paul Winder and orchid enthusiast Tom Hart Dyke met up in Mexico and decided to trek through the Darién Gap--a narrow bit of jungle on the border of Panama and Colombia. Tom wanted to find some new flowers and Paul wanted a challenge. They had almost made it when they were taken captive by a band of FARC guerilla fighters with a grudge against just about everybody, a serious grunge problem and an eye for a juicy ransom for some rich boys. Our heroes survived for nine months and emerged after a harrowing ordeal with a combination of hard work, endurance and a pinch of good luck. This captivating book is well written with youthful zest, a sparky sense of humour and the scary sense that these two just might set off for another adventure next summer. (Amazon review).Product DescriptionAn almost impregnable strip of jungle between North and South America, the Darien Gap has been ravaged by civil wars, drug trafficking and guerrilla groups. Enthusiastic botanist Tom Hart Dyke, and merchant banker and explorer Paul Winder set off in search of orchids and adventure. (Book ref. 2578) £10.00
Panama Past and Present
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good. Original pale blue cloth with black titling, 262pp, illustrated with photographs by the author. A very good + copy. (Book ref. 015030) £15.00
Ten Thousand Shall Die;
London, Hutchinson, 1951; 1st Edition; Hbk; Good+/ Dj Poor; 376pp with Map on endpapers; Red covers with gilt title on spine; Dust jacket has half of spine missing, edge wear. " The story of the building of the Panama Canal.One of the most spectacular feats of nineteenth century engineering: a feat which cost ten thousand human lives before the last tie was laid in the Panama Railroad." (Book ref. 7466) £10.00
The Travels of Ellen Cornish: Being the Memoir of a Pilgrim of Science
London: W.J. Ham-Smith, 1913. First Edition. Hardback. Boards a little worn and marked but a near very good copy in blueish-green cloth lettered in gilt. Pp.xvi,293. 65 illustrations and four maps and plans. Ellen Cornish was a scientist who travelled the world with her husband with the principal object of studying "the phenomena of surface waves of the atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere". There are chapters on the Niagara Falls, the Panama Canal, the Jamaican earthquake of 1907 (in which Ellen and Vaughan Cornish were caught up) etc. (Book ref. 14163) £35.00
The Panama Canal. Its Past Present and Future
London & Glasgow: Collins' Clear - Type Press. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dustwrapper. 16mo An undated book in the Nation's Library series. 262 pages including the index and bibliography. Tightly bound in red hard covers almost 6 3/4" tall, with yellow titles on the darkened spine. (Book ref. 031696) £9.50
ISTHMUS of PANAMA.
London and New York: John Tallis & Company. 34.5 cms x 27 cms. Original steel engraved map with original outline hand-colouring. The Map drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. Two (2) attractive vignettes with recent hand colouring. Illustrations by H. Warren and engraved by J. Wrightson. Circa early 1850s. Centre fold as published. (Book ref. 158438) £40.00
The Night Manager
London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1993. Hardback, 240mm x 165mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 443pp. Good +++/Good +. Spine slightly bumped. Top of block dusty. Dustwrapper is a little loose, with some shelfwear and light creasing after handling. Some staining to base more visible on inside than outside. A "story of majestic reach" taking its protagonist all over the world as a British secret agent. Catalogue: Firsts and Collectables. Keywords: Le Carré, Panama, Washington, Jonathan (Book ref. 4002) £15.00
Philippe Bunau-Varilla: The Man Behind the Panama Canal.
Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1980. 8vo, x+472pp, monochrome portrait frontispiece, numerous monochrome photographic illustrations, map endpapers, appendices and bibliography, grey boards, gilt, d-j. A near fine copy in like d-j with a very small nick at the bottom. (Book ref. RHB6424) £15.00
The Suez Canal: Its Past, Present and Future.
Oxford University Press, 1933. 4to, xv+224pp, 1 fold-out map at the back, appendices and bibliography, blue cloth, gilt. Apart from a small ink inscription on the front free endpaper, a very good copy. (Book ref. RHB6121) £35.00
The Great PanLibHon Controversy.. The fight over the flags of shipping.
Gower Press 1972. 4to, 175pp, photo plates, cloth, slight wear to jacket, VG. (Book ref. RHB3472) £15.00