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Exploration, Geography & Maps

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Street Guide and Transportation Directory of Chicago
1 Street Guide and Transportation Directory of Chicago
Rand Mcnally 1948 Softcover Good+ 
Stamped "Illinois Liquor Control commission" inside front cover. Illustrated with b&w photos. Street and house numbers, surface, "L" and subway lines, bus routes, suburban railroads, office buildings, theaters, hotels, golf clubs, airports, museums and other places of interest. Blue & black soft cover with general wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 96pp. pages 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis,thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West, Ambrose, Stephen E.
2 Ambrose, Stephen E. Undaunted Courage Meriwether Lewis,thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
New York Simon & Schuster 1996 0684811073 / 9780684811079 First Printing Softcover As New 
As New First Printing Trade Paperback Maps Photos ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The Spanish Borderlands Frontier, 1513-1821  ; Histories of the American Frontier, Bannon, John Frances
3 Bannon, John Frances The Spanish Borderlands Frontier, 1513-1821 ; Histories of the American Frontier
New Mexico University of New Mexico Press 1974 0826303099 / 9780826303097 Softcover Very Good 
Sun faded edges; some soiling and on the cover and the text block edges (only.) xii, 308 pp. Illustrated. Notes. Bibliographical Notes. Index. ; Histories of the American Frontier; 9.13 X 6.14 X 0.87 inches 
Price: 13.50 USD
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The Columbus Atlas: or Regional Atlas of the World, Bartholomew, John
4 Bartholomew, John The Columbus Atlas: or Regional Atlas of the World
Edinburgh, New York, Toronto John Bartholomew & Son Ltd./ McGraw-Hill Book Co. N.D. Hardcover Very Good 
Red cloth, faded spine. General foxing, for the most part not involving the textblock, but with some marginal spots. 337pp., [3] pages of adverts. There is no date of publication found, however within the adverts is listed "The Citzen's Atlas of the World, 10th ed., 1952. Remains a nice copy. ; 4to 
Price: 36.00 USD
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Historical Atlas of California, Beck, Warren A. &  Ynez D. Haase
5 Beck, Warren A. & Ynez D. Haase Historical Atlas of California
University of Oklahoma Press 1980 0806112123 / 9780806112121 Fourth Printing Softcover Good 
Paperback maps, biblio., index; 30 cm. ; 11.70 X 8.90 X 0.20 inches; 240 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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The California Desert Conservation Area Plan, 1980, Bureau of Land Management
6 Bureau of Land Management The California Desert Conservation Area Plan, 1980
Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management 1980 Softcover Fair 
Softcover with 17 Fold out maps ; 8vo ; 173 pp pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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China: Alive in the Bitter Sea, Butterfield, Fox
7 Butterfield, Fox China: Alive in the Bitter Sea
New York Times Books 1982 0812909275 / 9780812909272 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First printing, shelf wear, DJ with closed tear and edge tone. Two color map end papers. Illus. With b/w photos. A first person look at the China of that time, It is a compelling story, a necessary baseline for the next phase of Chinese-American relations John K Fairbank a China historian. ; 8vo - 7 - 9 " tall. " 
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Surrey, Cox, J. Charles
8 Cox, J. Charles Surrey
London Methuen & Company 1910 First Edition Hardcover Good+ Illustrated by Edmund H. New 
of the "Little Guides Series". Second edition, the first printed in 1903. Surprisingly retaining the very nice colored foldout map of Surrey County just before the index which has one short 2cm tear at the joint, map by John Bartholomew & Co.. Faded red cloth with gilt spine title, decorative boarder and stamp, t.e.g., dull. The front endpages is of a map of The Railways of Surrey, by Liphook and the nice frontispiece of Guilford and other illustrations are by New, an popular illustrator of the time. 220 [8] pages including index and Methuen catalogue of Little Guide books thus. All extremities worn, scattered foxing, cover color bleed onto the inside edges to pastedowns and endpages, edges and cover with some soil & spots. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Magic and Mystery in Tibet, David-Neel, Alexandera
9 David-Neel, Alexandera Magic and Mystery in Tibet
[New York] University Books 1985 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
First Edition/First Printing. Hardcover in red cloth boards in Fine unmarked in Fine jacket with Protective cover. "David-Neel (1868-1969) was the first European woman to explore the once-forbidden city of Lhasa. This memoir offers an objective account of the supernatural events she witnessed during the 1920s among the mystics and hermits of Tibet ? including levitation, telepathy, and the ability to walk on water. " ; 8vo ; 320 pp pages 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Strange Lands and Friendly People, Douglas, William O.
10 Douglas, William O. Strange Lands and Friendly People
New York Harper & Brothers 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Orange/yellow cloth spine over black boards. Map endpages. Pages: xv, 336. Index. Illustrated. Laid in is the BOMC insert. Jacket is creased with worn edges; now in an archival cover. Countries include: Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Greece, Cyprus and India. Supreme Court Justice Douglas recounts two trips taken during the Cold War (1949 & 1950) to the Middle East & India. Much of the area was ruled by the Soviet Union. Douglas was referred to as a "hireling-spy of American imperialism, a "decrepit mountaineer", and the "Big Devil". Douglas "traveled and lived amongst the tribesmen of Persia (Iran), the peasants of Syria and Lebanon, the leaders and plain people of Israel. He also visited Iraq, jordan, Greece, Cyprus and new India." Domestically, Douglas used his position successfully to advocate for conservation; his "glowing review contributed to the success of (Rachel Carson's) Silent Spring, (was) an important turning point for the environmental movement." ; 8vo ; 336 pp pages 
Price: 27.00 USD
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11 Editors of Automobile Club of Southern California Mexico: A Motor Trip Through Mexico
Los Angeles Automobile Club of Southern California 1956 First Thus Softcover Good in Good dust jacket 
A unique piece of travel memorabilia and literature. AAA club pamphlet, inserted into a firm card binding w/tape spine, suitable for road trip use. The original cover is laid into the new binding. The first page is partially detached, the edges are worn with some short tears and creasing. No repair was done, the corner creases were straightened. General soil and light notations of costs, routes, sights, sounds and tastes throughout make this a wonderful example of early tourism to Mexico. Includes various accommodation options for 8 & 11 days with touring contact information and prices inside the cover. Booklet covers: Mex. 15; Mex 45; Mex.85; Mex.190; with important connecting routes. A Glance at the History of Mexico with information concerning telegrams and telephone calls and agricultural inspections. Conversion Tables including a rotary phone face, gallons to liters; kilometers to Miles; Money. Postal rates using centavos. Mexican road signs. First map with the route highlighted. MAPS: Tucson, AZ to Mexico, D.F. Via Nogales, Guaymas, Culican, Mazatlan, Guadalajara and Morelia, Mexico, pages 9-16. No highlights, light pencil; El Paso, TX to Mexico, D.F. via Chihuahua, Durango, Aguascalientes, Leon and Queretaro Mex. 45, Mex 71 and Mex 15. Pages 18-24: Del Rio and San Antonio, TX to Mexico, D.F. via Laredo, TX, Monterrrey, Ciudad Victoria, Tamazunchale, and Ixmiquilpan, Mexico. U.S. 277, US. 83, U.S. 81 and Mex. 85. Pages 26-29; Pages 30 & 31 are full page maps of Mexico D.F. And Mexico D.F. And vicinity; Mexico, D.F. to Ciudad Cuauhtemoc via Puebla, Huajuapan De Leon, Oaxaca De Juarez, Tehuantepec, Las Cruces and San Cristobal Las Casas, Mex. 190. Pages 33-36. Connecting Route reference table, MAPS pages 38-52. The balance of the booklet contains printed material and trip record. Printed material such as points of interest, accommodation etc., followed by insurance requirements, Spanish words and phrases, Holidays, dates of Local Fiestas, Toll information, time zone, Mileage Tables, etc., Record of Trip is partially used to date starting 12/18/56 and includes location, gas, oil, lodging, meals, Misc. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 87pp pages 
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Green River Wilderness. Desolation River Guide: Waterproof Edition, Evans, Laura
12 Evans, Laura Green River Wilderness. Desolation River Guide: Waterproof Edition
Westwater Books 1986 Softcover Near Fine 
Fliptop format. 56 pp. Illustrated with maps and black and white photographs. Coated to protect the pages from water. A clean, sound copy with minor edge wear. ; 8vo 
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California Ghost Towns, FlorIn, Lambert
13 FlorIn, Lambert California Ghost Towns
Seattle Superior Publishing Company 1971 First Edition Softcover Very Good 
127 pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings by David Mason. Includes a brief history and photographs with captions of 53 towns throughout California. Binding is tight, the back cover has some discoloration. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 13.50 USD
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Hunting the Desert Whale: Personal Adverntures in Baja California, Gardner, Erle Stanley
14 Gardner, Erle Stanley Hunting the Desert Whale: Personal Adverntures in Baja California
New York William Morrow & Co 1960 Hardcover Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
208 pp. Profusley illustrated with b & w photographs. The book describes Gardner's adventures in Scammon's Lagoon where he ventured with about 7 others, including a reporter from Newsweek magazine, to photograph whales. The third in his Baja exploration 'series'. Clean, tight copy in edge worn, scuffed (VG+) dust jacket. Now in archival cover. ; 8vo 
Price: 22.50 USD
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Geographica's World Reference, Geographica
15 Geographica Geographica's World Reference
Laurel Glen Publishing 2000 1571456600 / 9781571456601 Softcover As New 
Over 1,000 pages of global information. No names or other markings. Tight. ; 7.89 X 6.51 X 2.03 inches; 1008 pp pages 
Price: 9.00 USD
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War Maps: World War II From September 1939 to August 1945, Air, Sea, and Land, Battle by Battle, Goodenough, Simon
16 Goodenough, Simon War Maps: World War II From September 1939 to August 1945, Air, Sea, and Land, Battle by Battle
New York St. Martin's Press 1982 0312855842 / 9780312855840 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
In black cloth w/gold lettering, corners bumped. Dust Jacket bright, some light scuff marks, edge and corner wear, not price clipped. 192pp. with 232 maps, photos & illustrations, bibliography, index. "...careful text provides important background and chronicles the stages in each confrontation(.) authoritative resource for the student of military history, as well as a perfect companion for World War II buffs." ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
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Beyond Stonehenge, Hawkins, Gerald S.
17 Hawkins, Gerald S. Beyond Stonehenge
New York, Evanston, San Francisco, London Harber & Row 1973 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
xiii, [3] 1-319, [1] pp. Illustrated throughout with 60 photos and 49 line drawings. Near fine with a slight cock & edge soil; the jacket is lightly edge toned with minor wear. Laid in is an article from Design News. " American astronomy circa 1100 AD. 11-22-76. "Hawkins takes readers on a whirlwind trip of the globe in search of ancient astronomy and a scientific understanding of calendar-keeping." ; 8vo 
Price: 27.00 USD
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Artificial Waterways of the World, Hepburn, A. Barton
18 Hepburn, A. Barton Artificial Waterways of the World
New York Macmillan 1914 Revised Hardcover Very Good 
New Revised and Enlarged Edition, November, 1914. (Janurary, 1909). Pp. xi, [3] 1-171, [6] four pages of which "contain advertisments of few of the Macmillan boos on kindred subjects." Illustrated. Contents: Foreword; The World's Canals; The Canal System of New York: (in brief) Inception, Develpment, 1867-1909, Competition, Improvements, Relation of Canals and Railways; The Panama Canal; Other Great American Canals; The Waterways Question and Conservation of Our Resources; Department of Internal Navigation. Appendix: Bibliography; Index. Some beginning seperation of text block (noted at pages 138) otherwise with solid binding. Short edge tear on the frontispiece. Very minor end and corner tip wear. Overall a handsome, solid copy. ; 8vo 
Price: 27.00 USD
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This Giddy Globe, Herford, Oliver
19 Herford, Oliver This Giddy Globe
New York George H. Doran Co. 1919 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Oliver Herford 
Tan paper over boards, worn ends, bright black title, clean tight text. Satire. Glossy paper. Filled with humorous illustrations, poems, quips and prose on the subject of the globe, geography, cultures, e. G. Though (rivers) are seldom as shallow, they are as lengthy and involved as Congressional speeches; 12mo 6 - 7 " tall. " 
Price: 16.20 USD
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Conquest by Man: The marvellous story of the men who discovered and explored the lands and seas of our world, Herrmann, Paul
20 Herrmann, Paul Conquest by Man: The marvellous story of the men who discovered and explored the lands and seas of our world
New York Harper 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Xxiii, 455 pages. Profusely illustrated with 32 pages of half tones, 60 intext pictures and drawings and 31 maps. Bibliography. Index. A solid copy with minimal wear; foxed edges and some tone on the first and last endpage. The dust jacket is not price clipped, has some chips and creasing along with cover soil. Now in an archival cover. ; 9.53 X 6.30 X 1.81 inches 
Price: 27.00 USD
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