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Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol: Handbook for Travellers [Baedeker’s Switzerland]

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, Publisher: 1905

Edition: twenty-first edition

Seller ID: 3182

Condition: Very Good


Twenty-first edition. Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 11 by 16 cm, xxxviii 548 pp., “with 63 Maps, 17 Plans, and 11 Panoramas.” English text. Very good with light creases, scuff marks, and wear to the covers. The map facing the title page is detached but intact with light edge wear. Otherwise a complete and attractive copy. View more info

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Italy from the Alps to Naples: Handbook for Travellers [Baedeker’s Italy]

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, Publisher: 1909

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 3183

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 11 by 16 cm, xxxviii 398 pp., “with 25 Maps, 52 Plans and Sketches.” English Text. Light creases, scuff marks, and wear to the covers. Name in ink on the front pastedown, some pencil underlining on a few pages, and 3 cm crack in the hinge between the title and facing page. Otherwise a complete and attractive copy. View more info

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Belgium and Holland including the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg: Handbook for Travellers [Baedeker’s Belgium and Holland]

By: Baedeker, Karl

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, Publisher: 1897

Edition: twelfth edition, revised and augmented

Seller ID: 3184

Condition: Very Good -


Twelfth edition, revised and augmented. Red cloth with gilt spine and cover titles, 11 by 16 cm, lxii 418 pp., “with 14 Maps and 21 Plans.” English text. Lightly soiled and worn covers, tears on the ffep and half-title page, a contemporary name, city and date (Amsterdam, 1898) on the ffep along with a more modern name in ballpoint. This copy has a pressed flower pinned to a blank page verso a map of Tourni, with a light pencil inscription that tells where the Buttercups were picked in – I think – 1898. Otherwise a complete and attractive copy. View more info

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Afrikafahrt: Eine Frau Bei Den Negern Westafrikas [African Journey: A Young Woman Among the Negros of West Africa]

By: Bernatzik, Emmy

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Vienna, Verlag von L.W. Seidel & Sohn: 1938

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 3134

Condition: Very Good


Decorative tan cloth with black and brown titles and graphics, lacks dust jacket, 15.3 by 23 cm, 240 pp., folding map at the back, illus. with 101 photographic illustrations. Very good with minor shelf wear. Text is in German. Emmy Bernatzik (1904-1977) was an Austrian ethnologist who worked with her husband, ethnologist and photographer Hugo Bernatzik, as a music anthropologist, research associate, co-author.1 This travelogue follows Emmy’s extensive tour of West Africa in the early 1930s, illustrated with Hugo’s photographs. View more info

Oriental Outing: Being a Narrative of a Cruise Along the Mediterranean and of Visits to Historic Sites

By: Edward S. Wilson

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Cincinnati, Cranston & Curts: 1894

Seller ID: 1452

Condition: Good +


Cranston & Curts (Cincinnati), 1894. Hardcover, no dust jacket. This copy includes a 8 1/2" by 5 1/4" advertising flyer for the book (folded in half and one creased corner). The book is in very good condition with light wear to the boards and corners. There is light rubbing to the head and tail of the spine. Light toning and foxing to the edges of the textblock. The spine is tight with all pages intact. The interior has light, even yellowing, but the pages are not brittle, and there is an 1895 gift inscription on the ffep - no other writing. We ship our books in boxes or cardbo... View more info

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Our African Adventure [with Signed Card]

By: Morden, William and Irene

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Seeley Service & Co.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3127

Condition: Very Good


Brown cloth with gilt spine titles, lacks dust jacket, illus. endpapers, 15 by 23. cm, 40 photographic plates and a fold-out map showing the author’s route through Africa. Very good with light bumping to the extremities. Laid-in is a signed card for William Morden that reads “Leader, Morden African Expedition / American Museum of Natural History, New York N.Y.” Documents the travels of William James Morden and Irene Morden to Southwest Africa, Natal, Tanzania, and Kenya in 1954 to collect ethnographic and zoological specimens. Colonel William J. Morden, a 1908 graduate of Yale and a ... View more info

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The Masque of Africa: Glimpses of African Belief

By: Naipaul, V.S.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 2010

Edition: first printing of the first North American edition

Seller ID: 2296

Condition: Fine


Hardcover with dust jacket, 241 pp. Fine in a fine jacket. “Like all of V. S. Naipaul’s ‘travel’ books, The Masque of Africa encompasses a much larger narrative and purpose: to judge the effects of belief (in indigenous animisms, the foreign religions of Christianity and Islam, the cults of leaders and mythical history) upon the progress of civilization. From V. S. Naipaul: ‘For my travel books I travel on a theme. And the theme of The Masque of Africa is African belief. I begin in Uganda, at the center of the continent, do Ghana and Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Gabon, and end at t... View more info

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African Journey

By: Robeson, Eslanda Goode

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, The John Day Co.: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3125

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with dust jacket, burgundy cloth with gilt spine titles, 15 by 21.7 cm, 154 pp. plus 64 pp. of illus. The hardcover is very good with light wear at the extremities, some spots of light soiling on the front cover, and a date in red pen on the rear pastedown; the jacket is good with light edgewear and chips, light soiling, and old masking tape repairs on the backside of the jacket at the head and tail of the spine panel. While often overshadowed by her husband, the singer, actor, and political activist Paul Robeson, Eslanda Robeson (1895-1965) was an anthropologist and civil rights a... View more info

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Our Holiday in Africa

By: Wheeler, William Webb

Price: $85.00

Publisher: St. Joseph, MO, Privately Printed by the Combe Printing Co. for the author: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by the author

Seller ID: 3126

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with gilt cover titles and decorations, 16.5 by 23.7 cm, fold-out color map of Africa at the front, 173 pp., “100 photographic illustrations of scenes typical of the country. Inscribed, but not signed, by the author on the front pastedown at the Lafayette Club in August of 1921. Unfortunately, the signee has done a thorough job of scraping his name off the pastedown. A presentation card is tipped-in below the presentation. Light rubbing at the corners, and rubbing and creases on the spine. This travel memoir follows the author aboard the steamship Olympic, “sister ship to ... View more info

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South Africa Today

By: White, Jennie; Adelaide Smith

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Chicago, A. Flanagan Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3129

Condition: Very Good


Blue cloth with black spine titles and silver and black cover titles and decorations, 12.7 by 18.3 cm, 133 [3] pp., illus. with black and white photographs. Very good with light wear at the extremities, minor soiling on the covers, and a name and date (1910) on the ffep. A history and travel memoir of South Africa targeted at colonial tourists. Includes chapters on South Africa’s colonial history and European settlements, Cape Town, the botany of South Africa, education – “the examination system of England and Scotland exists here” – the Cango Caves, a trip to the north country, t... View more info