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The New York Spy A Most Personal Guide to the Empire City

By: Alan Rinzler; Kaffe Fassett [Illustrator]

Price: $22.00

Publisher: David White: 1967-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 190925002

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover, Stated First Edition 1967 David White 440 pages. Near Fine, in a VG+ DJ. Just a hint of shelf/edge wear to maroon cloth boards with white titles - corners sharp. Minor shelf/edge wear and rubbing to original unclipped DJ - now in mylar. Subtitled: A most personal guide to the Empire City, featuring advice from Tom Wolfe, Dan Greenburg, Daniel Stern, Nora Ephron and many more. Six sections, twenty-five writers. Last section is titled subcultures and covers Harlem, High Society, Foreign Communities and The Gay World of 1967.Very handsome First edition in DJ.LOC SSS-01 View more info

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The Land of Pele: A Historical Sketch of Hawaii National Park (SIGNED)

By: Castro, Nash

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hilo Tribune-Herald: 1953-01-01

Seller ID: 190121003

Condition: Very Good


Original Softcover, Second printing 1954 (Not Signed) Hilo Tribune-Herald 76 pages. Very Good, in illustrated wraps. Minor shelf/edge wear and rubbing to covers. (Hawaii Nature Notes, Vol. V, No. 2, November 1953) A historical sketch of Hawaii National Park. Color center-fold reproduction of "Haleakala Crater" by Paul Rockwood. Cover photo of the 1924 Hahemaumau explosive eruption. Titled The Land of Pele - According to legend, Pele lives in the HalemaÊ»umaÊ»u crater KÄ«lauea. In the Hawaiian religion, Pele (pronounced [Ë?pÉ?lÉ?]), is the goddess of fire, and volcanoes and the cr... View more info

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The Mask of Siam

By: DAVID BARNETT

Price: $50.00

Publisher: HALE: 1959-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150609002

Condition: Very Good +


Hardcover, First Edition 1959 Robert Hale London 189 pages. Very Good+, in a VG DJ. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to maroon cloth boards with gilt titles-corners sharp. Minor shelf/edge wear and a bit of chipping and light soiling to unclipped DJ-now in mylar. (NOTE: my DJ is a creme color with a red illustration and red and black titles --not a blueish tone like the picture). Previous owner name on inside front cover, no notes-all pages are bright, clean and crisp. Author's observations of Siam in the 1950's include poking around the back streets of Bangkok, visiting an opium den and exp... View more info

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My Adventures Among South Sea Cannibals: An Account of the Experiences and Adventures of a Government Official Among the Natives of Oceania

By: Douglas Rannie

Price: $180.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott: 1912-01-01

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 160614010

Condition: Good


Hardcover with fold-out color map, First American Edition 1912 J. B. Lippincott 314 pages. Good, lacking the DJ. Moderate shelf/edge wear to Red cloth boards with gilt titles and accents - corners lightly bumped, spine is sunned/faded and has two small tears at the head,front panel has two small spots. TEG. A touch of foxing to textblock edges. Previous owner bookplate on inside front cover - no writing, all pages are clean and crisp with a touch of age-toning to edges. Some scattered foxing to a few pages. Rear inside cover has an antique bookstore label from Bretano?s in New York. Binding ... View more info

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Passenger Terminals and Trains by John A. Droege

By: John A. Droege

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing: 1969-01-01

Seller ID: V1-LHXB-1VUA

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover-with all fold-out maps intact and ephemera. 1969 Kalmbach Publishing-Milwaukee, WI 410 pages. Near Fine, in a VG DJ. Midnight Blue cloth boards with gilt titles - corners sharp. Minor shelf/edge wear and a touch of rubbing to DJ - now in mylar. No notes or writing-all pages are bright, clean and crisp.Very high quality reprint of the 1st edition from 1916 from Kalmbach (as usual for a Publisher that loves railroads) , printed on high-quality stock with several maps and diagrams (four of them are pull-outs) and numerous vintage photographs. Without a doubt , the best book on Termin... View more info

Women Travelers: A Century of Trailblazing Adventures 1850-1950 [Hardcover] b...

By: Lapierre, Alexandra; Mouchard, Christel [Editor]

Price: $104.00

Publisher: Flammarion: 2007-10-16

Seller ID: I8-1I4K-9203

ISBN: 2080300180

Condition: Used: Very Good


Hardcover-2007 Flammarion Paris...Very Good+ in a NF DJ, Photographic boards that match the DJ, corners sharp...end papers of butterflies-rear free end paper has a flattened crease, which is the only flaw in this beautiful book...just a touch of shelf/edge wear to DJ-now in protective mylar...no notes or writing-All pages are clean and crisp...here are the stories of 31 of the greatest women adventurers in history. Crossing five continents, these indomitable women faced unimaginable dangers, from deserts and jungles to mountains and icebergs, often armed with little in the way of specialist e... View more info

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Unknown Mexico-2 Volumes

By: Lumholtz Carl

Price: $500.00

Publisher: Scribners: 1902-01-01

Seller ID: 181003003

Condition: Good+


2 Volume Hardcover Set, First Edition 1902 Scribner's Sons 530 pages to Vol 1 and 496 pages to Vol 2. Good+, Leather Bound. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to 2 Vol Set. Spine titles, Author name, volume number and decorative accents in bright gilt. Top edge gilt. (TEG) Red silk bookmark ribbon in each volume. Expertly rebound (probably in the late fifties) in elaborate gilt stamped Maroon leather with five raised bands (with gilt stars) on the spine and red marbled endpapers. The original front panel pastedown to both sets has been expertly transferred to the new binding. The spines lightly... View more info

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Paved with Gold:

By: Mayhew, Augustus

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Downey & Co., Limited: 1899-01-01

Seller ID: 190423001

Condition: Acceptable


Hardcover, 1899 Downey & Co 416 pages. Acceptable, no DJ. Major shelf/edge wear, rubbing and some wrinkling to pale red cloth boards with gilt spine titles - corners bumped and worn. Spine ends are bumped and worn. No previous owner markings - all pages are unmarked but have scattered foxing throughout. Deckled edges. All 26 engravings (by Halbot K. Browne AKA Phiz) are present with tissue guards. LOC SSS-02 View more info

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Over the Range to The Golden Gate: A Complete Tourist's Guide

By: Wood, Stanley

Price: $69.00

Publisher: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co.: 1899-01-01

Seller ID: 161031001

Condition: Very Good+


Hardcover, 1899 R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. 283 pages. Very Good+, no jacket - as issued. Just a touch of shelf/edge wear to Gray linen cloth boards with black embossed designs of a train passing thru Pike's Peak with gilt titles - corners sharp. NOTE: There is no loss to the gilt (looks pristine) on the front board or the spine. Previous owner circular library embossed stamp at the bottom corner of the FFEP. Previous owner name and Denver, CO written in beautiful script at the top of the FFEP. First 10 pages have a corner fold and there are a few more scattered thru the book. All have been ... View more info

Famous Guide to New York, Pictorial and Descriptive

By: [New York]; Gross, Alexander (ed.)

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Geographia Maps Co.: 1950-01-01

Seller ID: 170428004

Condition: Very Good+


Softcover, 1957 Geographia Maps Co. 96 pages. Very Good+, in photo-illustrated wraps. just a touch of shelf/edge wear to covers. 1957 written in ink on front panel is the only flaw. Loaded with 10 maps, 71 illustrations and descriptions of hundreds of places in NYC to be seen. A superb copy. LOC View more info