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CHINA FOR WOMEN : Travel and Culture

By: N/A

Price: $19.00

Publisher: North Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Spinifex Press: 1995

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007113

ISBN: 187555940X

Condition: Very Good +


xv, + 357pp., b/white halftone photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Small, light stain to corner of half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. Developed from 'China der Frauen' 1989, Frauenoffensive Verlag, Germany. "Perfect for the tourist or the armchair traveller . . . brings to life the complex culture and history of the world's most populous nation. The second volume in a series, this guide uniquely bridges China's past and present. Historical essays and personal narratives focus on such topics as foot-b... View more info

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PARIS, Versailles, 237 Photos (English Edition)

By: N/A

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Seine, France, Editions Leconte: 1998

Seller ID: 007906

ISBN: 2843890195

Condition: Very Good +


112pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout, plus two-page colour map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Montage-illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed. Contents include: From Lutetia to Today, Notre Dame Cathedral, Palais de Justice, Sainte Chapelle, La Conciergerie, Tour Saint-Jacques, Palais Royal, Louvre, Tuileries, Place de la Concorde, Arc de Triomphe, Madeleine, Hotel de Ville, Place de Turtre, and much more . . . Book weight approx. 540g. View more info

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SURFING THE CHAIN OF FIRE : In Search of a Lost Dream

By: N/A

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Mona Vale, NSW, Australia, Australian Surfing World: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 010112

ISBN: 0959094512

Condition: Very Good +


119. (5) pp., stunning colour art, and colour and b/white photographic illustrations, throughout. Photography by Bruce Channon and Hugh McLeod ; design, art and direction, Hugh McLeod ; accompanying essay, Terry Fitzgerald ; photoediting and captions, Hugh McLeod and Bruce Channon. Book clean, square, Spine firm, gilt title there-on, Gilt title and illustrations to front panel of teal cloth boards, which have two small watermarks to rear panel. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket has a short, closed tear to rear upper spine fold, a short, closed tear to front and rear lower flap ... View more info

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A SALUTE TO WESTERN AUSTRALIA

By: N/A

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Perth, W.A., Australia, Western Australian Newspapers Ltd. (in Association with The Weldon-Hardie Group): 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010236

ISBN: 090969933X

Condition: Very Good +


280pp., small section of sepia historic photographic illustrations, plus stunning colour photographic illustrations throughout, including fold-outs. Book clean, square. Faux-leather spine firm. Gilt title to front panel of undamaged blue boards. Leaves clean. Illustrated, French-fold dustjacket mildly sunned on spine and a thin, short strip of upper front panel, minimally scuffed. "In this book a group of the world's leading photographers have together captured the spirit that is Western Australia, from the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Perth to the isolation of remote outback settlements. The... View more info

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A TRAVELLERS' GUIDE TO CAPE COUNTRY: Tasmania's Beautiful North-West

By: (None Noted)

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Tasmania, Australia, Cape Country Division, Tasmanian Tourist Council:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005388

ISBN: 0959365508

Condition: Very Good


No publication date (c. 1982). 52pp., colour and b/white halftone illustrations and maps throughout. Saddle-stitch staplebound. Clean staples firm. Pages unmarked. Printed limp wrapper lightly soiled and bumped. With colour plate photography by David Robinson, this travel guide to the Cape Country of Tasmania's north-west includes: Prelims., Intro., Stats., Distances, Pictorials on: Smithton, Stanley, Wynyard, and Burnie, Guide to Trips, Boat Harbour Beach Pictorial, Index. Book weight approx. 200g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 4to - ov... View more info

THE SWORD OF HEAVEN: A Five Continent Odyssey to Save the World

By: Aaland, Mikkel

Price: $14.25

Publisher: San Francisco, CA, Travelers Tales: 1999

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression

Seller ID: 005070

ISBN: 1885211449

Condition: Near Fine


xiii, + 262pp., small, b/white, chapter-heading, photographic illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominal bump on heel. Leaves clean and unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn. A spiritual odyssey of a man's attempt to bring peace to the world by placing pieces of a sacred Shinto sword in key power spots around the world. Inspired by a mysterious Shinto priest, he travelled from Norway to the Philippines, Iceland to South Africa, facing fears of war and destruction, encountering Shinto religion, and learning to face life with an o... View more info

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IMAGES OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD Surf & Shipwreck Coast (Signed Copy)

By: Alexandra Stevens (Written by) Barry Stevens (Photographed by)

Price: $57.00

Publisher: Yallourn North, Victoria, Australia, GippStar International:

Edition: First Edition.

Inscription: Signed By Author and Photographer

Seller ID: 012292

ISBN: 0975808214

Condition: Very Good +


Limited Edition Hardcover. No publication date (c. 2005?). Colour maps, stunning colour photographic illustrations throughout by Barry Stevens. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Laid-on pictorial image affixed to front panel of undamaged plain blue boards. Short inscription, "Best wishes", signed by author and photographer on ffep., else leaves unmarked and clean. Contents, in sections, include: Surf Coast, Otways, Shipwreck Coast, Warrnambool, Moyne Shire. Plus Credits and Listings Pages. Book weight approx. 1.6 KG. *Customers outside Australia - This item will in... View more info

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ESCAPE TO THE DALES : 45 Walks in and Around the Yorkshire Dales

By: Allen, Bob

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Mermaid Books: 1996

Edition: Revised, Second Impression

Seller ID: 008257

ISBN: 0718135105

Condition: Very Good


208pp., colour photographic illustrations, and black/red/white maps, throughout. Oblong, landscape format. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name to half-title page, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has soft corner crease to front panel, nominal scuffs. " . . . a choice of the best walks which lie within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and also the Howgill Fells and Nidderdale . . . The author's lively text includes visits to old lead mines, caves, and a Knights Templar chapel; he provides vital information ranging from all-important compass bearings to wh... View more info

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SHIMMERING SPOKES : One Australian's 16,000 Km Odyssey. (Signed Copy)

By: Allen, Richard Sanders

Price: $24.70

Publisher: New South Wales, Australia, New Holland Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 008512

ISBN: 1864365218

Condition: Very Good +


346pp., plus 2 x 8 page, colour, photographically-illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Author signature to title page, otherwise leaves clean, albeit with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. "Inspired by the death of his mother to breast cancer, Richard Allen made an extraordinary decision - to cycle around Australia to raise funds for cancer research . . . this is Richard's personal chronicle of his experiences, the people he encountered and the obstacles he overcame during his colourful and arduous journey. Cycling up ... View more info

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THE CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY OF AUSTRALIAN PLACES

By: Appleton, Richard and Barbara (Compiled and Written by)

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Cambridge University Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009785

ISBN: 0521395062

Condition: Very Good +


xii, + 356pp., map-printed endpapers, 26 b/white maps to rear. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. " . . . a comprehensive national gazetteer which lists all Australia's cities and the country's thousands of suburbs, towns and Local Government Areas. The Dictionary also includes Australia's External Territories, significant geographical features, places of historical interest, national parks and other heritage areas. There are more than 4,700 entries . . . " Book weight approx... View more info

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DOWN THE DANUBE: From the Black Forest to the Black Sea

By: Arnold, Guy

Price: $14.25

Publisher: London, Cassell Publishers: 1989

Edition: 1st U.K.

Seller ID: 003946

ISBN: 0304322474

Condition: Very Good +


180pp., unpaginated [16 page] colour-plate and map section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with closed tears. The River Danube, rising in the Black Forest area of southern Germany, and flowing east through eight countries, and three capital cities, is one of the world's great rivers, flowing for 2840 kilometres [1,705 miles] eventually reaching the Black Sea. The widely-travelled author decided to travel its length, beginning by covering the first 400 kilometres from Donauesching... View more info

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TWO AGAINST THE SAHARA : On Camelback from Nouakchott to the Nile

By: Asher, Michael

Price: $15.20

Publisher: New York, U.S.A., William Morrow & Co: 1988

Edition: First US Edition.

Seller ID: 011734

ISBN: 0688089267

Condition: Very Good +


xiv, + 301pp., plus 1 x 8 page b/white, and 1 x 8 page colour, photographically-illustrated sections, b/white map. Book clean, square. Cloth spine firm. Boards lightly bumped at foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased at head. From the jacket flap: "The experts had agreed that it was impossible, that no Westerner could successfully cross the width of the Sahara on camelback. Yet Michael Asher was determined to take the risk and make the journey. Packing only the barest necessities, he arrived in Mauritania and bought three camels: one for... View more info

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THE LONELY LANDS : A Guidebook to Argyll

By: Atkinson, Tom

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland, Luath Press: 1985

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 007103

ISBN: 0946487103

Condition: Very Good +


(viii) + 169pp. + (x). B/white art-illustrated throughout (including frontispiece), mostly by Ann Thomas. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, save for several tiny specks on foredge of textblock. Illustrated limp wrapper nominally edgeworn. Supported by regional advertisements throughout, this guidebook to Argyll covers the areas of Loch Lomond, Glen Coe, Appin, Oban, Crinan, Kintyre, Kyles of Bute, Cowal and the Islands. Book weight approx. 235g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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BOY HE CRY : An Island Odyssey

By: Averill, Roger

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Yarraville, Victoria, Australia, Transit Lounge Publishing: 2009

Edition: First Edition (pbk.).

Seller ID: 007524

ISBN: 0980461677

Condition: Very Good +


310pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper nominally scuffed only. "A spiritual odyssey into the heart of a remote culture . . . Two young Australians arrive unannounced on a remote Melanesian island and ask its residents if they can live with them for a year. Granted this request, cut off from the outside world, living without electricity, telephones, running water, two-way radios or even access to an ocean-going boat, Roger Averill and his anthropologist partner adapt to life in a subsistence culture and find themselves overwhelmed by the generosity of ... View more info

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HILLS AND VALES OF THE BLACK MOUNTAIN DISTRICT, on the Borders of Brecon, Monmouth and Hereford

By: Baker-Gabb, Richard

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Hereford, United Kingdom, Lapridge Publications: 1993

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010314

ISBN: 0951858939

Condition: Very Good +


81pp., b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Label ghost to ffep., else leaves clean. Art-illustrated (detail from a watercolour of Llanthony Abbey by John 'Warwick' Smith, 1749-1831) card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed only. "First published in 1913, this book was written at the time of the construction of the first road into the heart of the Black Mountains, by a man who had 'spent a large part of many years exploring these lovely hills and vales' . . . Although no one loved the Black Mountains more than he, Richard Baker-Gabb wanted others to enjoy them t... View more info

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50 DAY WALKS NEAR MELBOURNE (Revised Edition - The Age Special)

By: Bardwell, Sandra

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Anne O'Donovan: 1982

Edition: Revised.

Seller ID: 012710

ISBN: 0908476086

Condition: Very Good


167pp., b/white line-drawn maps and sketch-art illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm, a soft reading crease there-on. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn, else good. Leaves clean. The walks featured in this book offer a magnificent diversity of attractions - waterfalls, gorges, a natural ampitheatre, deserted beaches, lyrebirds, wildflowers, splendid views, and relics of gold mines and timber railways. Each walk is illustrated with a clear sketch map and full details of distance, access, facilities, etc. Contents include: Prelims., Locations, Intro... View more info

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LOUVRE VISITOR'S GUIDE (English Edition)

By: Bayle, Francoise

Price: $15.20

Publisher: France, Artlys: 2000

Edition: English

Seller ID: 013063

ISBN: 2854951727

Condition: Very Good


103pp., colour-plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly creased and scuffed. Textblock unmarked. In this visitor's guide to the Louvre Museum, the reader is presented with an array of the best art, antiquities, paintings, graphic arts, sculpture and objets d'art the museum has to offer . . . Contents include: Prelims., Eight Centuries of History, Plans, Oriental Antiquities, ditto Egyptian/Greek/Etruscan/Roman, French Paintings, ditto Northern/Italian/Spanish/British. Graphic Arts. Sculptures. Objets D'Art. Africa, Asia, Oceania... View more info

THE ACCIDENTAL RENOVATOR: A Paris Story

By: Biggs, Barbara

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Australia, Floradale Productions/Sly Ink: 2005

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005370

ISBN: 097523188X

Condition: Very Good +


286pp., small, b/white chapter-heading halftone illustrations. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn, and splayed. Barbara Biggs, Australian author of the confronting autobiography 'In Moral Danger', relates how, speaking little French, knowing no-one in Paris, and with no thoughts of living there, she 'just for fun' made a low offer on an apartment. It was accepted-and her life goes haywire . . . In the mix is a handsome Australian builder (who doesn't speak French, has no tools; the budding romance punctures, he disappears), ... View more info

OCEANA: The Tempestuous Journey of J.A. Froude, 1884 & 1885

By: Blainey, Geoffrey [Edited by]

Price: $12.35

Publisher: North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia, Methuen Haynes: 1985

Edition: Abridged Edition.

Seller ID: 004298

ISBN: 0454007310

Condition: Good


xix, + 211pp. EX-LIBRIS. B/white rescreened engraving [frontis, and intext] illustrations. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Every expected [ex] library identifier is present. Boards lightly bumped. Illustrated, clear plastic covered dustjacket slightly edgeworn, library sticker on spine, and clear tape adhering all to pastedowns. Edited and abridged by Australian historian Geoffrey Blainey, this travel description was originally published as 'Oceana: Or England and her Colonies', Author, 1886. At the time of publication it was both vaunted and strongly criticised [it did contain erro... View more info

ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT [German Text]

By: Botting, Douglas

Price: $31.35

Publisher: Munchen, Prestel Verlag: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition Thus [German].

Seller ID: 004822

ISBN: 3791300857

Condition: Very Good +


Original blue cloth. Four tip-in, double-spread colour plates. Intext b/white half-tone plate sections, plus an undamaged, folded, removable map and affixed sleeve on rear paste-down. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Lightly bumped on lower foredge corners. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated, gloss laminated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn with laminate lifting, plus an area [U.V. affected] lost from spine.Bound-in [part sample facsimile of 'Kleinere Schriften', Alexander Humboldt, 1853, at rear. Originally published as 'Humboldt and the Cosmos', George Rainbird, ... View more info