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Highways and Byways in South Wales

By: N/A

Price: $80.00

Publisher: UK, Macmillan & Co. Ltd.: 1903

Seller ID: 008895

1908 Prize plate inside cover, cover red cloth with gilt embossed Brigend School badge, spine gilt titling & binding ridges, faux(?) leather corners, marbled end papers & compressed edges, 418pp with a multitude of illus throughout. View more info

Beyond Bokhara, The Life of William Moorcroft, Asian Explorer and Pioneer Veterinary Surgeon 1767-1825

By: Alder, Garry

Price: $62.00

Publisher: UK, Century: 1985

Seller ID: 011258

417pp, a kilo to post. ex-Wilmslow lib (Cheshire), usual indicators/tickets. In the India office library there is a letter addressed to w. moorcroft edq., samarkand or elsewhere'. It is a tribute to this astonishing man that letter reached him, 1,000 miles away across the mountains and deserts of central asia. Yet today few people have heard of him or of his pioneering achievements as a surgeon and explorer. this long overdue and fascinating biography at last gives moorc... View more info

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

Scott's Last Journey

By: King, Peter (ed)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Duckworth: 1999

Seller ID: 011362

A kilo to post & 192 snow white pp, foreword by Beryl Bainbridge. There is growing world wide interest in the epic attempts to reach the South Pole by Shackleton and Scott, the latter's ending in tragedy. At the time these men were uncritically accepted as Englishmen in the heroic mould, though in past decades their legendary exploits have been subjected to more severe examination. The book also includes over 150 photographs taken by the Antarctic photographer, Herbert P... View more info