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The Eternal Darkness, Ballard, Robert D.; Hively, Will
1 Ballard, Robert D.; Hively, Will The Eternal Darkness
U.S.A. Princeton University Press 2000 0691027404 / 9780691027401 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
Until a few decades ago, the ocean depths were almost as mysterious and inaccessible as outer space. Oceans cover two-thirds of the earth's surface with an average depth of more than two miles -yet humans had never ventured more than a few hundred feet below the waves. One of the great scientific and archaeological feats of our time has been to finally to cast light on the 'eternal darkness' of the deep sea. This is the story of that achievement , told by the man who has done more than any other to make it possible: Robert Ballard. PLEASE NOTE: International Economy shipping to world zones 1 and 2 and is by sea and could take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
2 Collier ,Graham & Patricia Graham Collier. Antartic Odyssey;in the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers:
New York Carol & Graft. 1999 0786706538 / 9780786706532 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 
At once a recreation of the past, and an enthralling picture of the wonders that remain, Graham Colliers journeys captures the spirit of this only uninhabited continent,the last great wilderness.This a 1st edition secondhand book in hardcovers the corner of which is slightly bumped,and the d/w is slightly rubbed but otherwise in good order. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Along the Chiltern Ways., Crosher, G.R.
3 Crosher, G.R. Along the Chiltern Ways.
UK Cassell & Co Ltd 1973 0304291935 / 9780304291939 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The Chiltern Ways lanes are the Icknield Ways, the two ancient " green lanes " that run from the Thames at Goring northeastward below the Chiltern escarpment, below the beech- covered hills of Buckinghamshire and the rolling hills of Hertfordshire, skirting the " slumbering Midland plain " until beyond Royston thet reach the rich lands of East Anglia. The author is a wise, knowledgeable and informative guide who has from his earliest years known and loved these beautiful, historic Chilterns. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
 
 
Barrow's Boys, Fleming, Fergus
4 Fleming, Fergus Barrow's Boys
UK Granta Books 1998 186207173X / 9781862071735 4th printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty launched in 1816 and 1845 a hand picked teams of naval officers to scoure the earth's empty spaces. At this time the atlas was littered with blanks. What was at the North Pole? Was there a North-West passage? What lay at the heart of Africa ? Did Antarctica exist. Often at odds with each other they entered a void and, with great hardship, either conquered it or died in the attempt. The D/J shows light shelf-wear to its edges and there is a bump to the top rear corner. PLEASE Note; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
5 Gooley, Tristan Natural Explorer: Understanding Your Landscape
UK Sceptre 2012 1444720317 / 9781444720310 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
In this book the author shows how we can unlock the landscape around us in a profound new way by fully appreciating the connections and subtle interplay between the land, sea, sky, planets, animals and people. The edges of the text block has some light marking, and there is a little crimping to the top of the D/W. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
Home from the Hill, Hook, Hilary; Wilfred Thesiger
6 Hook, Hilary; Wilfred Thesiger Home from the Hill
UK The Sportsman's Press 1987 0948253134 / 9780948253133 Reprint. Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
In Home from the Hill. Hillary Hook vividly recalls his adventures in distant lands and evokes memories of an era which was brought to an end by the changing circumstances of the modern world. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
 
 
Our Everest Adventure - The pictorial history from Kathmandu to the summit, Hunt, John
7 Hunt, John Our Everest Adventure - The pictorial history from Kathmandu to the summit
UK Brockhampton Press 1954 1st Edition Hardcover Fair Poor Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
This is a valuable and permanent record of one of the great mountaineering adventures of the twentieth century. With over 150 pictures, most of which were published for the first time in this book, with all the important photographs taken on the final assault and from the summit by Sir Edmund Hilary. The boards show shelf-wear to its edges and the top and base of the spine with bumps to the corners and light tanning. The front paste-down, flyleaf ,half-title page ,title-page and foreword page shows light foxing, has does the rear paste-down and end-paper . The D/J although intact shows heavy wear to all its edges and corners, it also has small tears and chips and is discoloured . PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 
 
Beyond the North West Frontier: Travels in the Hindu Kush and Karakorams, Lines, Maureen
8 Lines, Maureen Beyond the North West Frontier: Travels in the Hindu Kush and Karakorams
UK Oxford Illustrated Press 1988 0946609683 / 9780946609680 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12 
This book is the culmination of many months of travel over a number of years by the author into the remote lands of the Hindu Kush and Karakorams of Pakistan, and of her visits to the Kalash valleys of Birir, Rumbur and Bumburet, high on the Pakistan/ Afghanistan border, where she now stays for several months of the year. There is a small mark to the front paste down. A clean tight copy. PLEASE NOTE; International economy shipping ( second class ) is by sea and may take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
The Lost Tribe., Marriott, Edward.
9 Marriott, Edward. The Lost Tribe.
London Picador. 1996 0330336193 / 9780330336192 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 
Eward Mariott first heard of the Liawep tribe in 1993 when their 'discovery ' by a missionary hit the international headlines. He assembled his own patrol and crossed the jungle illegally. However, nothing could prepare him for what he found. This is a 1st Edition secondhand book in black cloth covers in very good order.The dustwrapper is in very good condition. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
10 Morris Jan The Venetian Empire : a Sea Voyage :
London Faber & Faber 1980 057109936X / 9780571099368 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 
For visitors to Venice and travellers through the lands the Doges once ruled, The Venetian Empire is an invaluable historical introduction. This a hardback book in V/G condition, but it is bumped on the top and bottom of the spine The D/W is also V/G but does have some wear to the corners. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
The Smell Of The Continent: The British Discover Europe, Munson, James; Mullen, Richard
11 Munson, James; Mullen, Richard The Smell Of The Continent: The British Discover Europe
UK. Macmillan 2009 0230741908 / 9780230741904 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The Smell of the Continent gives us a charming glimpse of our forebears venturing forth across the Channel at a time when travelling was a much bolder venture than boarding a cheap flight. In doing so, they created the modern tourist industry. Their adventures show that the gulf between the ' traveller' and the ' tourist' was as wide in our great-grandparents' time as it is today. The base of the maroon boards is bumped, and the D/W has a tear at the top edge and on the spine which has been repaired from the inside. Please Note; International economy shipping is by sea and could take upto 90 days to arrive. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
A Book of Travellers' Tales, Newby, Eric
12 Newby, Eric A Book of Travellers' Tales
UK. HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 1985 0002172380 / 9780002172387 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
In this book one of the world's great travel writers has compiled a marvellously entertaining anthology of writings by his peers. Spanning the globe from Africa to the Antarctic, from Penzance to Poona, Eric Newby serves up a feast of travel literature. There is light spotting on the page edges. and also a personal inscription to the f.e.p. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
 
 
A Fabulous Kingdom : The Exploration of the Artic., Officer,charles & Jake Page
13 Officer,charles & Jake Page A Fabulous Kingdom : The Exploration of the Artic.
Oxford. Oxford University Press. 2001 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 
Inconstant and forbidding, the Artic lured misguided voyagers into the cold for centuries- pushing them beyond the limits of their knowledge ,technology and stamina.This book charts these quests and the eventual race for the North Pole in unpreceedented detailing ,chronicaling the lives and misconceptions that would eventually throw light on this ''magical realm'' of sunless winters. This ia a secondhand book in blue and white cloth covers which are in very good order.The dustwrapper has a slight tear to the top back corner but otherwise is good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
Lost Lion of Empire : The Life of 'Cape -to-Cairo' Grogan, Paice, Edward
14 Paice, Edward Lost Lion of Empire : The Life of 'Cape -to-Cairo' Grogan
UK Harper UK 2001 0002570033 / 9780002570039 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Signed by Author(s)
Ewart Grogan, a gentleman adventurer dubbed ' the boldest and baddest of a bold, bad gang of pioneering settlers in Kenya, was gifted far beyond the ordinary. This book is a brilliant and powerful account both of the life of an exceptional man and the birth of a country. There is a signature and dedication by the author on the f.e.p. The edges of the D/w are rippled. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
 
 
Survive the Savage Sea, Robertson, Dougal
15 Robertson, Dougal Survive the Savage Sea
London Elek 1973 0236154613 / 9780236154616 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 
The d/w is lightly shelf worn. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
 
 
The China Voyage :a Pacific Quest By Bamboo Raft., Severin Tim.
16 Severin Tim. The China Voyage :a Pacific Quest By Bamboo Raft.
London Little Brown & Co. 1994 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 
China voyage is the extrordinary story of how six men and women made maritime history. Their purpose, to test the theory that Asian raft sailors reached America some 2000 years ago. Their experience provides us with one of the most remarkable sea adventures ever told.This is a 1st Edition secondhand book in blue cloth covers in very good condition, the dustwrapper is slightly damaged but good. 
Price: 12.50 GBP
 
 
17 Shand,Mark River Dog: A Journey Down the Brahmaputra
UK Little, Brown 2002 0316860352 / 9780316860352 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9 Signed by Author(s)
In " River Dog". celebrated travel writer Mark Shand chronicles his attempt to complete this journey. He is constantly manipulated by the river, known by various names in different countries in the region, until it empties into the largest river delta in the world. The D/W shows light shelf wear to its corners. A good, clean and tight copy 
Price: 16.50 GBP
 
 
18 Taylor Christopher & Richard Muir Visions of the Past
London J m Dent & Sons 1983 0460045563 / 9780460045568 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 4to - over 9 
The British landscape and the monuments which it contains are full of interest; its history is essentially the story about people and human activities. this is a first edition hardback book in V/G condition . the D/W is torn and rippled on the spine ends and the corners are nibbled but is otherwise good. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
 
 
More Tramps Abroad, Twain Mark
19 Twain Mark More Tramps Abroad
London Chatto & Windus 1898 Third Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 
The burgundy boards are worn along the spine at top and bottom,and blind stamped on front the pages are uncut but gilt along the top and are suffering from some foxing. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
 


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