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1 Anderson, Isabel The Spell of Japan
Boston The Page Company Publishers 1916 Second Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
Boston: The Page Company Publishers, 1916. Here is an early Twentieth Century travel book, part of the "Spell Series" on various countries. This is a Near Fine copy of the Second Printing, presented in a beautiful, highly decorative binding with a Japanese scence in blue, two shades of green, and blue.on the cover. The scene repeats on the spine. Clean text; 396 pages, indexed. The top edge is gilt, others rough-cut. Just hints of rub at the margins, else a Fine copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Second Printing.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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2 Halliburton, Richard New Worlds to Conquer
Indianapolis Bobbs-Merrill 1929 First Edition. Hardcover Very Good Plus No Jacket Signed
Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1929. Tales of South America by the adventurer Richard Halliburton (1900-1939), who became famous for, among other things, swimming the entire length of the Panama Canal. He aspired to the swash-buckling life; appropriately, he was lost at sea and presumed dead. This is a Very Good (Plus) copy of the First Edition. Olive green cloth binding with gilt titles on the front cover and the spine. Clean text; 368 pages. Map as decorative endpapers. This copy has been SIGNED by the author on the FFEP, keeping company with a gifting inscription by a previous-owner. No dustjacket. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Signed by Author. First Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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3 Kent, Rockwell Wilderness. A Journal of Quiet Adventure in Alaska
Los Angeles Wilderness Press/Ward Ritchie Press 1970 Limited/Numbered. Hardcover Fine Near Fine Signed
Los Angeles: Wilderness Press/Ward Ritchie Press, 1970. Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) is acknowledged as one of the finest American artists of the XXth Century; an incredible draftsman, he was particularly noted for his graphic illustrations. This is a reissue of his first book, originally published in 1920. First Edition Thus, "Including extensive hitherto unpublished passages from the original journal," in a beautiful fine press edition designed by Ward Ritchie. Includes Kent's Prefaces from the previous printings. LIMITED to 1550 copies, this is #1462; however, this copy has not been signed, as the limitation page indicates it should be. [Quercus has seen another copy in the same situation, and speculates that perhaps Kent, who died the following year, had not signed all copies.] Fine condition, with beautiful illustrations on heavy laid paper; a joy to behold and handle. In a heavy slipcase which has a small bump to one edge, else Fine. Size: 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. Limited/Numbered.. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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4 Kipling, Rudyard From Sea to Sea; Letters of Travel
New York Doubleday & McClure Company 1899 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good (Plus) No Jacket 
New York: Doubleday & McClure Company, 1899. An anthology of articles Kipling wrote for the "Civil & Military gazette" and "The Pioneer" between 1887 and 1889. These are Very Good (Plus) to Near Fine copies of the First American Edition (the "Authorized Edition"). Two volumes in green cloth binding; ruled on front cover and lettered in gilt on the spine. Clean text; xiii, 460 pages, and ix, 400 pages. Hints of bumping, and some very light wear at margins. Quite nice copies.. First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good (Plus)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First Edition. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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5 Scott, Robert F. Scott's Last Expedition. The Personal Journals of Captain R.F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O., On His Journey to the South Pole
London John Murray 1923 Later Printing. Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket 
London: John Murray, 1923. Robert F. Scott (1868-1912) has achieved mythological status in the world of adventure and exploration. Originally published in 1913, just after his arctic death, by Smith, Elder; this is a Near Fine copy of th "Cheap Edition" from Murray. Quercus would offer that there is nothing cheap about the production values; beautiful blue decorative cloth binding, with a scene of men trekking along the ice and snow, printed in black and a lighter blue; the title on the spine, with a guardian penguin, is gilt. Clean text; 521 pages, indexed, with two pages of publisher's adverts in the rear. Hints of bumping, and top edge a bit dusty; else a Fine copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Later Printing.. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine/No Jacket. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Wren, Percival Christopher Sowing Glory. The Memoirs of "Mary Ambree" The English Woman-Legionary
New York Frederick A. Stokes Company 1931 First American Edition. Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1931. Wren (1875-1941) is a man of some mystery. He may or may not have served in the Foreign Legion, but he wrote accurately about it. His most famous work is "Beau Geste," made into a popular movie. Here Wren is presenting the story of a woman who herself may or may not have been real; a fascinating story nonetheless. This is a Very Good copy of the First American Edition. Blue cloth binding with gilt stamping of a Legionaire bugler. Clean and fresh text; 380 pages. This at one time was part of a circulating library; there are stamps to that effect on the both the front and rear free endpapers, which have been crossed out. These are the only library treatments; a previous-owner inscription on the FFEP has also been crossed out. A serviceable copy, well worth a read today. Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall. First American Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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