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A CURIOUS LIFE FOR A LADY The Story of Isabella Bird, Traveller Extraordinary

By: Barr Pat

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Penguin, UK: 1985

Seller ID: 011926

When in 1872 at the age of forty, the rather earnest daughter of a country parson abandoned the rectory nest and began her pioneering journeys to some of the most inhospitable corners of the world, she was aware that she was escaping the frustrations and shackles of Victorian middle class life. As she remarked "travellers are privileged to do the most improper things". View more info


By: Barry Dave

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Fawcett Columbine, New York: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004353

Very Good/Good condition. Clean pages and tight binding. No inscription. Clean and unmared cover. Clean compressed page edge. View more info

Tuscan Cookbook

By: Beer, Maggie & Alexander, Stephanie

Price: $43.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Viking: 1998

Seller ID: 011936

What a treat this is, 224 sumptuous pp - the art/photography throughout should really put this into our art category rather than cooking but .... Beer & Alexander need no intro & their food passion is a joy in this quality production. Faults? only that I have to sell it rather than keep it, grrrr! approx 1.5kg packed weight. View more info


By: Bryson Bill

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Broadway Books, New York: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009254

inscription in front, "Bill Bryson takes his readers on a rollicking ride far beyond the beaten tourist path..." View more info

Discover Sydney Harbour

By: Capricorn Press (ed)

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan MacMillan Australia: 2003

Seller ID: 008792

200pp - the definitive guide to every bay beach headland lookout island reserve park & interesting building that you can explore on the Harbour & its waterways. Great condition throughout (must have been kept on a luxury yacht) card covers, French flaps. View more info

LALAPPA; An Indian Story

By: Christlieb Marie L.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: The London Missionary Society, London: 1028

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002341

A wonderful insight into Indian Village life in the 1920's. Includes 12 illustrations. View more info

Coleman's Drive

By: Coleman, John

Price: $16.00

Publisher: UK, Travel Book Club: 1962

Seller ID: 009379

review - Once opened, it is difficult to put the book down. It tells of John Coleman, driving from Buenos Aires to New York in a 1925 Austin 7 Chummy. Through terrain of desert, mountain and jungle, Coleman lets his reader into a world of fascination, humour and (it must be said) some risk. 260 clean well bound pp View more info

The Yacht Navigator's Handbook

By: Dahl, Norman

Price: $32.00

Publisher: UK, Ward Lock: 1983

Seller ID: 011294

200 ship-shape pp, 900g packed in a lifebelt for post. This practical handbook covers all the techniques of navigation that most yachtsmen are likely to need in order to conduct their vessels from one place to another safely and accurately. Contains information on: The instruments The charts and books needed and how to use them; How to keep track of a yacht's position The various different position-finding techniques The effects of the weather and tides on the yacht's po... View more info


By: De Mol J.J. And Trimboli G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Editions Thill s.a. Bruzelles:

Seller ID: 007290

Very Good condition. View more info

Rejoice in Freedom

By: Farwell, George

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Australia, Nelson: 1976

Seller ID: 009167

Farwell is best described as a traveller & this book looks into his childhood in Wales right up to his latest wanderings in Mexico in this 21st book of his. bw pix, 393pp & some 750g of enjoyable armchair adventuring. View more info

Exploration Fawcett

By: Fawcett, Col PH

Price: $15.00

Publisher: UK, Phoenix: 2001

Seller ID: 009181

The disappearance of Colonel Fawcett in the Matto Grosso remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of today. In 1925 Fawcett was convinced that he had discovered the location of a lost city; he had set out with two companions, one of whom was his eldest son, to destination 'Z', never to be heard of again. His younger son, Brian Fawcett, has compiled this book from letters and records left by his father whose last written words to his wife were: 'You need have no fear o... View more info

Barrow's Boys

By: Fleming, FFergus

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Granta Books: 1998

Seller ID: 010655

Our book from Edinburgh lib, usual stamps/stickers 489pp & an ice block over one kilo for post to you. Barrow's Boysis a spellbinding account of perilous journeys to uncharted areas under the most challenging conditions. Fergus Fleming captures the passion for exploration that led a band of men into situations that would humble today's bravest adventurers. After the Napoleonic wars, John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty, launched the most ambitious exploration p... View more info

Highland Perthshire

By: Fraser, Duncan

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Montrose, Standard Press: 1976

Seller ID: 009712

Classic book about Perthshire, its history, traditions, the clans, fairies, healing springs and more. Many bw photos. It is just as well that Duncan Fraser has given his Highland Perthshire a good index, for he has collected a vast and varied amount of information. History and pre-history, folklore and legend, archaeology and architecture, contents > Through the gateway; Forts of Fionn's warriors; The Campbells of Meggernie Castle; Death to Clan Gregor; The magic stone ... View more info

A CORNER IN THE MARAIS; Memoir of a Paris Neighborhood

By: Karmel Alex

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Boston, David R. Godine: 2002

Seller ID: 001947

"Illustrated throughout with photographs and period engravings, this book is ideal reading for anyone who loves exploring the hidden byways of vieux Paris and experiencing history from a very personal viewpoint." View more info

Isles of the East An Illustrated Guide to Australia, Papua, Java, Sumatra Etc

By: Lorck, W (ed)

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Royal Packet Steam Navigation Company:

Seller ID: 008901

This book is part travelogue & part travel brochure. 243pp of info related text and a further 50 or so pp of ads for various business, places & services. Dampmark & page waviness to top right quarter of first section (approx 1/4 of book) Masses of bw line work, photos, sepia also, vocab sections, prices, fares, numerous ship shots exterior & inside and just about everything you might need to go on a tropic exploration. Printed by Edward lee & Co, Sydney 1912 Coloured pas... View more info