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  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    "There never was anybody," wrote the Spectator, "who had adventures as well as Miss Bird." In Among the Tibetans you can see why, as Isabella Lucy Bird writes of her journey through the Himalayas on horseback and of her four months of living with "the pleasantest of people." She offers evocative and colourful descriptions... more...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella L. Bird

    The Floating Press 1911; US$ 4.99

    Isabella L. Bird (1831 - 1904) was a nineteenth-century English traveler, writer, and a natural historian. From Bird's preface in Unbeaten Tracks in Japan : This is not a "Book on Japan," but a narrative of travels in Japan, and an attempt to contribute something to the sum of knowledge of the present condition of the country, and it... more...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella L. Bird

    Stone Bridge Press 2007; US$ 12.95

    The first-hand account of an intrepid woman's exploration of Japan's interior in 1878. more...

  • Six Months in the Sandwich Islandsby Isabella L. Bird

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 9.95

    This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of preľAmerican Hawaii. Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of the nineteenth century, and Six Months in the Sandwich Isles , in which she describes her sojourn in Hawaii in 1873, is one of the gems... more...

  • Among the Tibetansby Isabella L. Bird

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.99

    Bird (1831-1904) recounts her rugged passage through the Himalayas by horseback and her four-month sojourn amid "the pleasantest of people." Bird's evocative accounts of Tibetan ceremonies, decorations, costumes, and music, along with her vivid descriptions of palaces, temples, and monasteries, offer rare glimpses of a vanished world. 21 black-and-white... more...

  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japanby Isabella L. Bird

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 12.95

    The daughter of a country parson, Isabella Bird was advised to travel for her health. Bird's compliance with her doctor's orders took her to the wildest regions of the American West, Malaysia, Kurdistan, Persia, the Moroccan desert, and China, among other places. One of nine popular accounts of her adventures around the world, Unbeaten Tracks in... more...

  • A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountainsby Isabella L. Bird

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    In 1873, a middle-aged Englishwoman toured the Colorado Rockies on horseback ? alone, for the most part. Painting an intimate portrait of the "Wild West," Bird wrote eloquently of flora and fauna, isolated settlers and assorted refugees from civilization, vigilance committees, lynchings, and the manners among the men she encountered in the wilderness.... more...

  • A Lady's Life In The Rocky Mountainsby Isabella L. Bird

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Born in 1831, Isabella, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes in 1872 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode on her spirited horse Birdie through the American 'Wild West', a terrain only recently opened to pioneer settlement. Here she met... more...

  • A Lady's Life In The Rocky Mountainsby Isabella L. Bird

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 20.50

    Born in 1831, Isabella, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes in 1872 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode on her spirited horse Birdie through the American 'Wild West', a terrain only recently opened to pioneer settlement. Here she met... more...

  • A Lady's Life In The Rocky Mountainsby Isabella L. Bird

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    Born in 1831, Isabella, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes in 1872 'in search of health' and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode on her spirited horse Birdie through the American 'Wild West', a terrain only recently opened to pioneer settlement. Here she met... more...