Hardcover. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 231 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE. Clean, tight copy with light edge wear to covers.
Hardcover. Ann Arbor , The University of Michigan Press, reprint, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 231 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. An erudite and authoritative guide of Chinese travel literature by American and British writers. Mild rubbing and slight fading to dust jacket. Unmarked and scarce; a tight copy.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Ten Speed Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 128 pages. A GRAND TOUR OF ASIA recreates a time and a place that no longer exists except in the lyrical images so lovingly preserved by the lens of a wandering American, and so wryly captured in the prose of his mysterious companions nearly a century ago. Christian Rub, a character actor in Hollywood films, presented the intriguing album to its current owner, Hania Tallmadge, in 1949, when she was a child.A historically unique collection of photographs taken in the spring of 1910 on a four-month tour of the Far East, presented in an exquisite facsimile edition of the album in which they were originally discovered.Includes more than 150 images reproduced in their actual size, their hand-tinted colors authentic and un-retouched. Even the handwritten script has been carefully replicated.
Hardcover. Leipzig, F.H. Brockhaus, 1st?, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardbound, 414 pages. German text. Many black & white photos and color plate illustrations. Fold-out map at rear of book. Stapled binding. Big color illustration front cover with engraved dark blue & gold decoration and gold embossed lettering. Spine gold lettering, has markings. Minor scratches to back cover. Endpapers green illustration. Previous owner's signature preliminary page. Corners a bit bumped.
Hardcover. London, John Murray, 2nd pr., 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 254 pages, index, b&w illustrations, double-page map. Light beige cloth, gilt lettering on spine, top of spine with fraying, light spotting to front cover otherwise clean. An illuminating record of travel in the Aden Protectorate in 1939 on the eve of World War II by a Dutch scholar of the region and it's people.
Hardcover. New York, Random House, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 225 pages, INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half-title page. Minor dust jacket edge wear and spotting on top edge, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY/Chicago, Fleming H. Revell, 10th pr., 1915, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Fair, Hardcover. Black & white frontis photograph of Muir (repeated on dust jacket). 11 other plates plus map. Dust jacket worn, chipped (about half of spine missing).
Hardcover. Cambridge, MA, Cosmos Press, 1st, 1945, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. INITIALED BY AUTHOR on title page. 65 pages, b&w photographic plates. Blue boards w/ light soiling, fading. Light foxing to edges, front fly leaves and title page. Else a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Chicago, Henry Publishing, Reprint, 1898, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 426 pages, many B&W engravings. Front fly leaf loose, dark blue cloth with gilt design. Hardcover with no dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, William Morrow, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 336 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Black and white illustrations and photographs. Cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Pictorial dust jacket shows light edgewear. Containing nearly 600 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, and articles by numerous experts, Amelia Peabody's Egypt sparkles with unforgettable glimpses of the exotic and the bizarre, the unusual and the unfamiliar -- a treasure trove that overflows with Egyptological riches, along with wonderful insights into the culture and mores of the Victorian era, including the prevalent attitudes on empire, fashion, feminism, tourists, servants, and much more.
Hardcover. New York, D. Appleton and Company, reprint, 1899, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 321 pages, with 80 illustrations by F. H. Townsend. Gilt titles. Corner and spine edge wear, previous owner's signature on front fly leaf. Otherwise, clean pages and tight binding.
Hardcover. NY, Flammarion, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 80 pages illustrated in b&w. A previously unpublished body of work from the late, great photographer Andre Kertesz, featuring a collection of photographs that capture the ephemeral beauty of Paris in 1963. Andre Kertesz, a master photographer of the twentieth century, was a pioneer in photographic composition and photojournalism who gained critical acclaim for his image distortions. Born in Hungary, he moved from Paris to New York during World War II. In 1963, he returned to Paris and took more than 2,000 black-and-white photographs and nearly 500 slides that capture the city's essence--from Montmartre to the banks of the Seine to its gardens and parks. Kertesz edited these photographs into book form, but the work was set aside and was only recently rediscovered in his archives, twenty-five years after his death. The previously unpublished material is reproduced here as he originally intended and completed with archival documents and a critical essay.
Softcover. New York , Aperture, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. This issue features the work of Raghubir Singh, Raghu Rai, Roaslind Solomon, Linda Connor, Mitch Epstein, Alex Webb and others.
NY, Hearst Books International, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Black & white and color photos and illustrations. 191 pages. Light edgewear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. New York, Macmillan Company, Revised, Limited Edition, 1903, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 371 pages. Hardcover. Revised, limited edition - this edition being two hundred and forty-five copies, of which this is handstamped #38. Black & white illustrations, includes fold-out map. Darkening to spine label. Light wear. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, MA, Little, Brown, and Comany, 3rd printing, 1935, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 159 pages, b&w photos. Previous owner's bookplate on front end paper. Light edgewear, sun-fade and rubbing tom dust jacket. Internally very good.
Hardcover. Paris, Braun & Co., 1st, 1928, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 150 pages of duotone plates, all photographed by Gerstmann. Introduction by Dr. F. Ahlfeld, 22 page index in English, Spanish and German. Frontispiece portrait of photographer with tissue guard, map at rear with his travels throughout Bolivia delineated. Olive suede covers with spine showing fading, gilt on front cover and spine faded, otherwise clean, bright copy. Hinges tender but no cracking.
Hardcover. London, Philip Wilson and Richard Natanson, 1st, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Illustrated by Pierre Bonnard. 175 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Remainder mark on bottom.
Hardcover. Albuquerque, NM, University of New Mexico Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 248 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. The 1901 expedition documented in this fascinating new book was organized to deliver supplies to Peary and to search for his wife and child. The book comprises the annotated diaries and photographs of two participants in the expedition, Clarence Wyckoff and Louis Bement, close friends from Ithaca, New York who paid to join the voyage.
Hardcover. London, Travel Book Club, 1st, Book: Good, Hardcover, 233 pages, color frontispiece and 8 b&w plates by Mary Gordon West, endpapers map. Light shelfwear. No date but appears to be about 1940.
Hardcover. Melbourne AUS, Macmillan Art Publishing, 1st, 2009, Book: Near Fine, Dust Jacket: Near Fine, Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Hardcover, 256 pages. This book, offering more than three hundred beautiful photographic studies, spans the years 1986-2006. Each image captures a special moment at a certain place in Australasia, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Each image is unique and can never be re-captured. Christine Wu Ramsay's excursion into photography began when she established Raya Gallery in Melbourne one of the first to exhibit the works of modern artists from the Asian region. With an eye for detail and atmosphere, she brings a unique sensibility to her captured moments, producing photographs that stir memories in anyone who has travelled the world.
Hardcover. NY, Dodd, Mead & Company, 2nd pr., 1929, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth with gilt and black decoration, 321 pages. Illustrated with decorated endpapers (map) and vintage black and white photographs. Carl Than Akeley (1864-1926) was a taxidermist, naturalist and inventor was born near Clarendon, New York. Akeley would make five expeditions to Africa collecting specimens, first for the Field Museum in Chicago, and then for the American Museum of Natural History in New York. In 1911 he proposed to Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the museum, a plan to present animal groups against painted backgrounds that would faithfully recreate the habitat which the animals lived. He had many adventures on the trips to Africa, including one where he was attacked by a leopard. Akeley died on his last expedition in his camp, near Mount Mikeno. This book is an account of Akeley's last expedition, and has a foreword by Henry Fairfield Osborn. The book is shaken and binding a little loose but holding, no loose pages. Previous owner's inscription on blank pelim page otherwise clean.
London, Jonathan Cape Ltd., 2nd pr., 1938, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. Foreward written by Eric Linklater. Previous owner's inscription on rear dust jacket flap. Dust jacket with light edgewear, small tears. A womans view of life at sea in various trading ships, with recollections and information gleaned from her father's log-books. She travelled with her father and recalls in graphic detail, the voyage, the crew and the ports they visited.
Hardcover. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 200 pages. Hardcover. Dust jacket unclipped, just a bit age-yellowed. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Gilt title on spine, bound in red cloth. Other than a slight age-yellow, pages clean and unmarked inside. Touch of foxing to top edge and back of dust jacket. In great shape.
Hardcover. New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 304 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Very clean, unmarked copy with still in publishers shrink wrap. Visions of an American Dreamland highlights more than 200 images from Coney Island's history, including paintings, drawings, photographs, prints, posters, film stills, architectural artifacts, and carousel animals.
Hardcover. Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1st, 1895, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete. 811 pages, many b&w illustrations. Green cloth with black rule, gilt design and lettering, top edge gilt. Volume one with fraying to cloth at top of spine, previous owner's sticker inside front covers. Otherwise clean, very good set.
Hardcover. Chicago, Poole Brothers, 1st, 1894, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 125 pages. Hardcover. Title and decoration in silver on cloth cover - darkening to edges. Illustrated with Sepia photographs. All edges gilt. Front hinge tender. Clean, unmarked copy.
Hardcover. NY, Street & Smith, 1st, 1898, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Book is divided into 4 sections: Cuba, Porto Rico, The Philippines, & Hawaii. Each with a fold-out color map. 178, 171, 174, & 178 pages respectively. All maps present and in very good condition. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf. The pale green covers suffer from rubbing and abrasions causing discoloration, fading. Internally very good.
Hardcover. Benteli Verlags , 1st, 2017, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Oblong hardcover with a pictorial label, 192 pages. The faded remnants of a glorious past are captured in all their morbid beauty, in images that manifest the ephemeral and go beyond all conventional associations and conceptions of the American South: Days Gone By combines carefully crafted photographs from the past ten years with a cultural history of the region's social and structural changes. With an unflinching gaze, Jorg Rubbert presents the demise of countless small towns between Georgia, Mississippi and Texas, their suffering particularly tangible following the financial crisis. Rural towns, idyllic at first glance, are soon revealed as forgotten relics of times long past.
Hardcover. Birmingham AL, Legal Classics Library, reprint, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, full gray leather. all edges gilt, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers, raised bands. Facsimile reprint of his landmark work first published in two volumes in 1838 and 1840. The author was a French aristocrat, political philosopher and historian. His travels through America and his astute observations about our government and it's people create an important historical portrait of the country at the time. Bright, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Anson D. F. Randolph & Company, 1st, 1872, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 365 pages plus 6 pages of ads. Previous owners inscription in pencil on front endpaper. Original advertising leaflet for book laid-in. Moderate rubbing, chipping to cover edges. Clean, unmarked pages.
Softcover. Mechanicsburg PA, Stackpole, 1st, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 274 pages, paperback. A definitive guide to New England diners. Mild edgewear to wraps. With color photographs throughout. Bright and clean; a tight copy.
Softcover. Philadelphia, PA, Running Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 256 pages. Softcover. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. Color illustrations throughout. Donuts are America's favorite treat and, in Donut Nation, Ellen Brown travels the United States in search of the best donut shops. From beloved mom-and-pop establishments and roadside cafes to innovative boutiques and artisanal restaurants, there are more than seventy hand-crafted donut shops to take you from Maine to Arizona.
Hardcover. New York, Aperture, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 96 pages, color photographs, Like new in publisher's shrinkwrap. Doors of the Kingdom is a unique collection of photographs depicting the ancient and disappearing craft of doormaking in Arabia. The Islamic concept of hurma, or sanctity of a place of dwelling or worship, is recurrent throughout Arabic poetry and literature. The door (bab), preserver of sanctity, becomes symbolic of the boundary between public and private space, and between the profane and the sacred. In 1995, Haajar Gouverneur traveled throughout the Arabian Peninsula photographing each region's distinctive doorways and the remaining artisans who make them. The doors of Arabia, painstakingly hand-carved from the wood of the Al-Athel trees, last in their exquisite variety for hundreds of years. This ancient craft, passed down from generation to generation in the central and northern regions of Saudi Arabia, is now nearly extinct. Modern materials, technology, and changing priorities threaten the continuity of the sacred and artisanal tradition of doormaking.
Hardcover. NY, W. W. Norton , 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, 120 b&w images. Once locked away in European archives, these early modernist photographs of America rival those of Steichen and Evans. Emil Otto Hoppe was born in Munich in 1878 but lived in London from 1900 until his death in 1972. He was an early and important modernist whose seminal views of the United States in the 1920s rival those of his peers: Paul Strand, Edward Steichen, Alfred Stieglitz, and Walker Evans. His work shows us an America as only an outsider could: brave, new, and grand in scale but with a hint of trouble brewing in the gaps between its multicultural and economic diversities.
Hardcover. NY, W. W. Norton , 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages, b&w illustrations. Photographer E. O. Hoppe journeyed to Australia in the 1930s with the goal of capturing "the true spirit" of the nation. Enthralled by the country and its people, he traveled for a year tirelessly capturing images of life in bustling cities as well as the remote interior. No other photographer had presented such a comprehensive national portrait at the time; his iconic images captured a land both wild and refined. Very good in a bright dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, Grant Richards, 1st, 1909, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth stamped in white, 294 pages, illustrated with 32 b&w photos. Back hinge partially cracked, otherwise clean. Light fraying to spine cloth at top.
Hardcover. New York, teNeues, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 144 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. A monochromatic tribute to New York City that depicts all the shadings of this vital metropolis in glimpses that are sometimes gritty, sometimes elegant yet always true to life. Previously available only in paperback, this selection of images spans Elliott Erwitt's illustrious career.
Hardcover. New York, teNeues, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 176 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy still in publishers shrink-wrap. Legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt captures the enchantments of Paris - both the intimate details of daily life and the grand vistas - with an eye that's witty, detached, and anti-Romantic. A stunning tribute that succeeds in capturing all of the moods of one of the world's great cities.
Hardcover. New York , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1890, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 490 pages, green cloth covers with black and gilt decoration. Two gravure frontispieces (of author and Henry Stanley), 21 full-page plates plus text illustrations. Folding map and facsimile of letter in envelope in rear. There is a small chunk of cloth gone from top of spine and some scuffing of cloth on spine and rear cover, otherwise very good.
Hardcover. San Diego, CA, Advanced Marketing Services, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 816 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Large heavy volume. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Seattle, WA, University of Washington Press, 1st, 2016, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 224 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor edgewear. A tight copy. Contemporary portraits of key personalities aboard the ship, scale models and plans of the ship itself, scientific instruments taken on the voyage, commemorative medals and sketches, the objects (over 140) featured in this book tell the story of the Endeavour voyage and its impact ahead of the 250th anniversary in 2018 of the launch of this seminal mission. Artwork made both during and after the voyage will be seen alongside actual specimens. By comparing the voyage originals with the often stylized engravings later produced in London for the official account, Endeavouring Banks investigates how knowledge gained on the mission was gathered, revised, and later received in Europe. Items that had been separated in some cases for more than two centuries are brought together to reveal their fascinating history not only during but since that mission. Original voyage specimens are featured together with illustrations and descriptions of them, showing a rich diversity of newly discovered species and how Banks organized this material, planning but ultimately failing to publish it. In fact, many of the objects in the book have never been published before.
Hardcover. New York, George Routledge and Sons, Reprint, NA, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 314 pages. Hardcover. No publishers date - circa 1880's - inscription on front endpaper dated Christmas 1886. Gray green cloth with decoration on spine and cover in black. Spine title on gilt background. Features 126 black & white illustrations by Riou. Tanning to preliminary, and rear pages. Spine slightly cocked. Clean, unmarked text.
Hardcover. NY, Thames & Hudson, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 208 pages, color illustrations. Introduction by Paul Theroux. This album of over 200 century-old postcards takes the reader on a magical journey across the world in five travelogues, depicting the Orient, the Arab lands, Africa, the Americas and Oceania. These haunting postcards and the people they depict strike us with a special force today, vividly expressing a deep-seated connection with the land and customs that gave them their identities. Clean, bright copy in a dust jacket.
Hardcover. Paris, Editions Place de Victoires, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 599 pages. Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. This vivid photo-essay on the great adventure of discovery and exploration 1860-1930 is drawn from the collection of The Royal Geographical Society in London. It begins with Stanley and Livingstone in Africa and proceeds through Asia and Oceania, the Americas, and the Middle East. The work of twenty-three intrepid photographers are included.