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. 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. NY, Africana Publishing , 1st US, 1974, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 268 pages, b&w illustrations. In 1929 the author was awarded a Rhodes Trust Travelling Fellowship witha vague commission to study problems of race and colour. This book contains a section of her diary, essentially as she wrote it, devoted to Southern Africa including the Rhodesias and the Congo. She addressed a huge night time meeting of African workers called by Zulu union organizer, George Champion. In Bechuanaland she met the young and capable regent; in Basutoland she accompanied an Assistant Commissioner on a long trek on horseback into the interior. Thoroughly entertaining it also sets the scene for much of what was to follow in the subsequent history of the territories she visited. Clean copy.
Softcover. Honolulu, Honolulu Star Bulletin, 1st, 1928, Book: Good, Softcover, 228 pages. Illustrated with photos, folding maps and tables throughout. Pretty much spotless. Small triangular chip to bottom of cover, Insides of both covers reinforced with tape, nicely done.
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, 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. NY, Harper and Brothers, 1st US, 1871, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, brick-red cloth stamped in gilt and black, 465 pages plus additional 2-page publisher's list at ear. Illustrated with full and partial page engravings. The author's memoirs and anecdotes of a Christmas season spent touring the West Indies; he visited such islands as Trinidad, Monserrat, thge Bocas Islands, etc. Previous owner's name on prelim blank page otherwise clean internally. Covers show some discoring of cloth in spots. Overall a clean, bright 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. 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. 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. 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.
Hardcover. Philadelphia, Hubbard Brothers, 1st, 1888, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, dark brown cloth stamped in black and gilt design, 443 pages plus 53 page appendix, b&w plates with a folding map (in excellent condition). B&w frontispiece portrait of the author, blue floral endpapers. Clean, tight copy with minor wear to corners. Title page says 1888, copyright page states 1887. Still believed to be a first printing. Early exploration through Chippewa country, source of the Mississippi, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis. Saint Paul, La cRosse, Rock Island, Saint Louis, Memphis, Natchez to Baton Rouge, New Orleans.
Softcover. Manchester, England, Manchester University Press, 1st Paperback Edition, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 300 pages. Softcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Wrapper very good, has a crease at the top right corner of front cover. Pages clean and unmarked, edges have some light foxing/tanning. Binding tight. In great shape. This superbly-illustrated new book explores English society and its relationship to the landscape, as seen through photography and tourism over the last hundred years.
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 , 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. 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, Aperture, reprint, 1998 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 162 pages, many B&W & sepia period photographs of China, its people and culture. Very richly illustrated, captions, chronology, list pioneer photographers, sources, general bibliography, acknowledgments. Photographs from the archives of Arnold Arboretum - Harvard University.
New York, Aperture, Rep., 1998 , Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 162 pages, many B&W & sepia period photographs of China, its people and culture. Very richly illustrated, captions, chronology, list pioneer phiotographers, sources, general bibliography, acknowledgements. Photographs from the archives of Arnold Arboretum - Harvard University.
Hardcover. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket. 374 pages, b&w photos. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. "At the dawn of the nineteenth century, Saratoga Springs hosted no more than a thousand hardy travelers yearly, Newport floundered in the midst of a fifty-year commercial decline, and Coney Island's beach resembled a wind-swept wilderness. A hundred years later, the number of summer visitors to Saratoga had increased a hundredfold, the antics of high society at Newport transfixed America, and at least five million pleasure seekers visited Coney annually. 'Those who talk of the mushroom growth of our Western cities,' declared an astounded writer for Harper's Weekly in 1878, 'might better spend their wonder and enthusiasm upon our Eastern watering-place.'" -- From the Introduction. Fifty-nine illustrations enliven Sterngass's unique study of the commodification of pleasure that occurred as capitalist values flourished, travel grew more accessible, and leisure time became democratized.
Hardcover. NY, Crown, 1st, 1999-12-08, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 132 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. SIGNED BY MILLER.
Hardcover. Reading, Garnet, 1st UK, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 118 pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs by Freya Stark. 1/2" deep closed tear at top right corner of first 4 pages - appears to be publishers error. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. NY, Rizzoli, 1st US, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 220 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear and tanning to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Covers the rise of travel thanks to the development of roadways, railways, luxury ocean liners and trains, and eventually the airliner. Wonderfully illustrated with photos, travel posters, luggage tags, and more.
Hardcover. Princeton Architectural Press, 1st, 2006, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages. The Breakers, the Waldorf, the Biltmore, the Sherry, the Pierre--these landmark hotels are synonymous with grand luxury and style. When they were built, in the 1920s, their refined elegance and grandeur set the bar for hotels and resorts the world over. Responsible for creating these and countless other hotels throughout the United States, were the partners of a single architectural firm: Schultze & Weaver. Together, this duo--an architect and an engineer--virtually invented the glamorous lifestyle made famous in films like Grand Hotel. Catering to the social elite of which they were themselves a part, Schultze & Weaver synthesized the Old World style of Renaissance Italy, Moorish Spain, and Georgian England with all of the modern amenities that made hotel living luxurious. This book presents portfolios of fifteen of the firm's most spectacular hotels, culminating in the Art Moderne masterpiece of the Waldorf-Astoria. Over two hundred period photographs and hand-colored architectural renderings chart the ascent of the American hotel in all its glory and glamour, before the Great Depression forever changed the lifestyles of America's rich and famous. Essays address the cultural and technological developments that underpin the creation of resort and residential hotels, including the elemental role played by Schultze & Weaver.
Hardcover. New York, E. P. Dutton , 2nd Printing, 1936, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 253 pages, gilt titles on green board cover. Previous owner's stamp on front fly leaf and minor edge fade, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Prestel, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 104 pages. Ever since Fidel Castro came to power as the leader of Cuba's communist regime in 1959, Havana has remained all but impenetrable to the outside world. The revolution cut Cuba off from the West, but at the same time preserved a century of built substance and style through the accident of fmancial stagnation. Without capital investment, time stood still, and five epochs of architectural style have survived to the present day. From the majesty of colonial city palaces to the half-hearted hope of heroic modernism, Engels' photographs show a city in silent transition, a microcosm of architecture through the ages. All of the structures picttired here were built in the twentieth century, but for the most part they have suffered from neglect in the form of peeling paint and stucco, &M grime, and abandonment. Yet there is utter beauty and dignity here-a sense of being trapped in time-that is no longer evident in America's everchanging cities. Like the structures he photographs, Engels uses a timeless approach to the artistic and technical aspect of his work. He uses a Sinar catnera with a 4 x 5 inch format, standing under a darkening cloth, just as photographers did a century ago. Using a Polaroid image to feel and see the light, Engels takes a single shot of each building. Most of these images were taken during die month of February, in 1997 and 1999 respectively. These photographs of apartment dwellings, office buildings, private residences, and places of worship tell a story on their own. Their haunting images seem to speak about more than just the men who made them or the materials they are made of. The buildings and streetscapes depicted in Havana speak to us of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Softcover. Toronto, Musson Book Company Limited, Revised Ed., 1931, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, original cream paper cover with light green and black lettering and decoration, and color pastedown of a painting. Ad for Chateau Frontenac inside front cover, and one for McColl-Frontenac Oil Co. Limited inside back cover. Interior is clean and free of markings. The book describes historical places of interest in the Montreal area. 96 pages including Index. Size: 6 1/4 x 9 Inches. Mild edgewear to covers.
Hardcover. New York, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Non-paginated. Hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AT BOTTOM OF TITLE PAGE. Full color illustrations by Shulevitz. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Macullar Parker & Co., 1st, 1895, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 288 pages with 250 photographs and maps, including a color fold-out map in rear. Blue cloth with bright gilt on front cover. Previous owner's inscription opposite title page.
Hardcover. US, The Book Service / MacDonald & Co. / Webb & Bower, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 248 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Faint foxing to edges, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. London, Macmillan Co., 2nd pr., 1898, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 604 pages, 3 fold-out color maps in rear of book. Red coth covers, hinges tender, spine with fading. An account of the landscape, vegetation and wildlife of southern Africa precedes an historical survey of the non-European inhabitants and the arrival and spread of the European settlers.
Hardcover. Boston, Richard B. Badger, 1st, 1912, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 292 pages. Octavo in original gilt lettered red cloth and gilt top edge with b&w plates (including frontispiece) from photos and maps on endpaper. "The author spent several seasons in (the) .Labrador interior, 1903-10, and records here his knowledge of the country, the trails, hunting & fishing among the Montagnais Indians." Previous owner's bookplate otherwise clean.
Hardcover. East Sussex, UK, Ammonite Press, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 240 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy. Over 180 black & white photographs. Isabella Bird was one of the 19th century's most remarkable women explorers. Her global travels and subsequent books made her famous, and led to her becoming one of the first female members of the Royal Geographical Society in 1891. This book celebrates her achievements of Isabella Bird with a beautiful pictorial record of her last great journey through China in the closing years of the 19th century, with supporting text by travel photography expert Debbie Ireland. The highlight of her visit was journeying by boat and sedan chair to make a major tour of the valley of the Yangtze River and much beyond, right up to the border with Tibet.
Hardcover. Albuquerque, University of New Mexico Press, First Edition, 1969, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 419 pages. Hardcover with photographs, illustrations of woodcuts, engravings in bw. Brown cloth boards & black titles to spine. Light marginal foxing to top edge. Dust jacket with toning to spine & light wear to edges. Clean & tight copy.
Hardcover. Barre MA, Imprint Society, 1st thus, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in a slipcase, 248 pages. Many illustrations from manuscript charts and drawings by Ingraham, introduction by Mark D. Kaplanoff, one of 1950 copies. Binding is decorated gray paper over boards, with yellow cloth spine and pasted on label. A record of a voyage for the sea otter trade, with a route that took the ship to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands, the Marquesas, and China as well as to the northwest coast of North America.
Hardcover. Tokyo, Japan, Kodansha International Ltd. , 1st Edition, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 182 pages. Hardcover. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. Dust jacket unclipped, has a few lamination issues, otherwise very good--no rips or tears. Textured gray cloth cover boards, gilt title on spine, blind-stamped design on front cover board. A touch of tanning to edges, pages clean and unmarked. Binding tight. Spine straight. In excellent condition. Naito traces the historical story of Katsura, while photographer, Nishikawa worked for five years to put together this visual portrait.
Softcover. Montpelier, VT, Vermont Bureau of Publicity, 1st Edition, 1917, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 63 pages. Softcover pamphlet with string binding. Buff, textured endpapers, some tanning throughout from age. B/w illustrations throughout. Wrapper has some moisture staining and other soil, but otherwise very good and intact (see image).
Softcover. Fleischmanns NY, Purple Mountain Press Ltd, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 320 pages illustrated in b&w. INSCRIBED on half-title page by Bellico and by Barbara Bartley on the title page. During the latter 19th century, inland waterways were a primary means of commercial and public transportation in the northeast. Captain Theodore D Bartley owned 3 Lake Champlain (NY-VT) canal boats and kept a daily descriptive journal of his life over 30 years. His routes included the Canadian Waterways north of the St Lawrence River along the Rideau Canal; the Northern Waterway from Quebec Province to New York Harbor; the Western Route via the Erie Canal from Troy NY to Lake Erie. He and his canal boat family witnessed many landmark historical events, as well as ordinary life alongside the canals. His original diaries of 1500 pages were transcribed by Bartley, Barbara B., great-grand-daughter-in-law of Theodore.
Hardcover. London/New York, Edward Arnold, 1st, 1895, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 297 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Red cloth covers with gilt design. Multiple gutter cracks. Moderate to heavy rubbing to edges. Top corners bumped. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Hill and Wang , 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 144 pages. Hardcover. Extensive b&w drawings by Paul Hogarth throughout. Gilt titles on spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. University of Chicago Press, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a dust jacket that has some fading to spine. 202 pages, b&w illustrations. Marvelous Possessions is a study of the ways in which Europeans of the late Middle Ages and the early modern period represented non-European peoples and took possession of their lands, in particular the New World.In a series of innovative readings of travel narratives, judicial documents, and official reports, Stephen Greenblatt shows that the experience of the marvelous, central to both art and philosophy, was cunningly yoked by Columbus and others to the service of colonial appropriation. He argues that the traditional symbolic actions and legal rituals through which European sovereignty was asserted were strained to the breaking point by the unprecedented nature of the discovery of the New World. But the book also shows that the experience of the marvelous is not necessarily an agent of empire: in writers as different as Herodotus, Jean de Lery, and Montaigne--and notably in Mandeville's Travels, the most popular travel book of the Middle Ages--wonder is a sign of a remarkably tolerant recognition of cultural difference.
Hardcover. Cape Town, Howard Timmins, 1st, 1963, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, cream color cloth, black lettering on spine. 147 pages, tables, maps, charts, photographs: author spent most of his life in Portuguese East Africa and this is both a history and an authoritative study of the economic and political situation circa early 1960s. Clean copy.
Softcover. Washington DC, National Geographic Society, 1st, 1919, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, illustrated with b&w photos, maps, advertisements. Original yellow and black wrappers, spine with light wear, good to very good. Articles include: The Progressive World Struggle of the Jews for Civil Equality, Exploring Unknown Corners of the Hermit Kingdom, Masters of Flight, A Hunter of Plants, The Land of Lambskins.
Hardcover. Washington DC, National Geographic Society, 1st, 1919, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Original magazines January - June 1919, in a maroon pebbled hardcover binding. Magazines are dated and paged, with photographs and maps, but do not have covers, advertisements, etc. Several pages of color plates Bright, clean volume.