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The African Giant:  The Story of a Journey, Cloete, Stuart
1 Cloete, Stuart The African Giant: The Story of a Journey
Cambridge, Mass Houghton Mifflin Company 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Illustrated by Cloete, Rehna

vii-xiv, 400 pp, index, 41 black and white photographs. Pastedown has map depicting route followed on the journey depicted in the text which covered the lower two-thirds of Africa. Spine is sunned. Text is clean and unmarked. A very nice copy.; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
004577 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: England, Dale, Alzina Stone; Hendershott, Barbara S.
2 Dale, Alzina Stone; Hendershott, Barbara S. Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: England
Lincolnwood, Illinois Passport Books 1988 0844295515 / 9780844295510 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Illustrated by Babcock, John [cover]

416 pp., 15 maps; "Special Helps" section of authors, books, and sleuths by walk; Bibliography, Index. Beige boards with gold lettering on a brown spine. PO name on front pastdown. DJ has a little shelfwear along top. A bright, attractive copy.

"If you are a mystery lover - or fond of unusual travel experiences - this book if for you. Through 14 wondrous walks in southern England, you will encounter the sights, sounds, sleuths, and characters of many of the world's greatest mystery stories. As you follow the authors' step-by-step 'mystery tours,' you will experience England through the eyes of such characters as Roger West, Adam Dalgliesh, and Miss Jane Marple. The authors' favorite mystery writers and their works include all the tried and true mystery types and run the gamut from Susan Moody's Penny Wanawake to Dick Francis' Neil Griffon. You'll find everything from apple-checked spinsters to super-spies - more than 150 writers and 300 books in all! Each of the walking mystery tours covers a fascinating English location and includes (1) an easy-to-follow map to all the sights and landmarks, (2) must-see spots and restaurant and pub suggestions - connected when possible to the actual detective stories, and (3) lists of authors, books, and sleuths. You'll also find a bibliography of related books of interest and an index of people, places, and books." A fantastic way to discover the "mysteries" of England!; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005521 
Price: 10.00 USD

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Harpers Ferry:  A Place in History, Eastern National Park and Monument Association
3 Eastern National Park and Monument Association Harpers Ferry: A Place in History
Eastern National Park and Monument Association 1959 Soft Cover Very Good- 


18 pp., Minor scuffing/edgewear, top corner creased.

A history in pictures and text of Harpers Ferry -a link between the East of Washington and Baltimore and the West of Ohio. Includes a street map of Harpers Ferry, many sketches depicting the life and times of Harpers Ferry, a photograph of Stonewall Jackson, and two depictions of John Brown.; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall
003926 
Price: 6.00 USD

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Cambridge in Colour, Holmes, Kenneth
4 Holmes, Kenneth Cambridge in Colour
Norwich Jarrold and Sons Limited Soft Cover Very Good 


Minor edgewear. An attractive copy.

"It is not claimed that this book of pictures in colour completely covers the whole. Cambridge is almost inexhaustible in its variety of subjects for the camera. Naturally the settings of the mellow old buildings provide the best pictures. Bicycles and bridges, architecture and grandeur, the greenest grass lawns surrounded by mellow brick and stone-walled courts, wonderful landscape gardening on slopes down to the river, intellectual pursuits, and teeming young life, summarizes for many the Cambridge that any who have not experienced it may well regret having missed."; 5¾" - 6¾" Tall
006126 
Price: 6.50 USD

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Life on the Road, Kuralt, Charles
5 Kuralt, Charles Life on the Road
E Rutherford, New Jersey Putnam Publishing Group, The 1990 0399134883 / 9780399134883 Special Edition Hardcover Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Illustrated by Stromberg, Mike [cover]
Signed by Author
253 pp. sixteen pages of glossy black and white photographs tipped in to text. Printer's binding problem leaves webbing exposed between last page and back free end paper, back free endpaper is not attached to textblock. Foxing along edges of textblock. Inscription page tipped in before title page reads "This special production of 'A Life on the Road' has been prepared especially for customers and friends of The Intimate Bookshop, Christmas, 1990, and is signed by the author, Charles Kuralt."

"In 'A Life on the Road,' [Kuralt] chronicles his boyhood traveling around North Carolina with his social worker father, and wanting never to come home; his early days writing for newspapers and radio and television news, at a time when nobody even knew what television news was; his promotion at the ripe old age of 23 to CBS News Correspondent, and his adventures for ten years thereafter, circling the globe from Cuba, Laos, Vietnam and the Congo to Bangkok and Bogota and all the way up to the North Pole. Finally, he writes, he asked his bosses at CBS if he could maybe come back for a while, wander the country and do feature stories." Time Magazine termed him "the laureate of the common man." This is the chronicle of that life.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author
006328 
Price: 20.00 USD

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Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East, Mehta, Gita
6 Mehta, Gita Karma Cola: Marketing the Mystic East
New York Vintage Books 1994 0679754334 / 9780679754336 First Vintage International Edition Trade Paperback Very Good- 
Illustrated by Carson, Carol Devine [cover]

Spine slightly slanted, some edgewear; text is clean and unmarked.

"No one has observed the West's invasion of India more astutely than Gita Mehta. In 'Karma Cola' the acclaimed novelist trains an unblinking journalistic eye on jaded sadhus and beatific acid burnouts, the Bhagwan and Allen Ginsberg, guilt-tripping English girls and a guru who teaches gullible tourists how to view their previous incarnations. Brilliantly irreverent, hilarious, sobering and wise, Mehta's book is the definitive epitaph for the era of spiritual tourism and all its casualties - both Eastern and Western."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
005540 
Price: 7.50 USD

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The Pictorial History of Winchester Cathedral, Sykes, the Very Rev. N., D.Litt., F. B. A.
7 Sykes, the Very Rev. N., D.Litt., F. B. A. The Pictorial History of Winchester Cathedral
Stockport The North Western Printers Ltd. 1962 Soft Cover Very Good 


24 pp., glossy black and white photographs. Some edgewear and bumping, a couple of margin lines.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
006132 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Sights and Scenes in the Holy Land, Tilly, Frederick E.
8 Tilly, Frederick E. Sights and Scenes in the Holy Land
Decorah, Iowa Lutheran Publishing House Hardcover Very Good- in Near Fine dust jacket 


64 pp. Beige boards with picture of Holy Land scene pasted on front board. Boards are somewhat curved and corners slightly bumped. This scenic travel guide to the Holy Land was apparently written in the early 1900s, as deduced by the modes of transportation utilized for the tour: steamer, railroad and camel-back. (No automobiles are in evidence or mentioned.) Each of the thirty stops is illustrated with a black and white photograph. Text shows a little foxing, but is clean and unmarked.; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005816 
Price: 65.00 USD
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Holland, Memorably Tours, Tourist Associations of the Western Netherlands
9 Tourist Associations of the Western Netherlands Holland, Memorably Tours
Netherlands Tourist Associations of the Western Netherlands Soft Cover Very Good 


64 page glossy guide with mostly black and white photographs - probably issued in the 1950s or early 1960s.

"Holland is wonderful to visit. Stepping stone to Europe, it makes a perfect introduction to European traveling-and it is, itself, a country worthy of a long relaxed visit. Holland likes visitors, and Dutchmen, who nearly all speak English, are proud and pleased to go out of their way to help inquisitive tourists."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
006130 
Price: 11.95 USD

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The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris, White, Edmund
10 White, Edmund The Flaneur: A Stroll Through the Paradoxes of Paris
Waterville, ME G K Hall & Co 2001 0783895828 / 9780783895826 Large Print Edition Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 


Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped. A bright attractive copy in large print.

Edmund White defines the flâneur of his title as an 'aimless stroller who loses himself in the crowd, who has no destination and goes wherever caprice or curiosity direct.' Here White, who lived in Paris for sixteen years, wanders into parts of the city virtually unknown to visitors and indeed to many Parisians. In his opinionated fashion, the flâneur visits bookshops and boutiques, monuments and palaces, providing gossip and background to each site, looking through walls to glimpse the inner human drama. Here is an exhilarating adventure with a most seductive companion."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall
005015 
Price: 20.00 USD

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