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  • 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...

  • Travels in Persia, 1673-1677by Sir John Chardin

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    First inexpensive edition of great travel classic offers detailed, sharply observed portrait of 17th-century Persia. Vivid record of life at court of Shah: lavish banquets and entertainments, diplomatic negotiations, intrigues and cruelty, more. Also, soil and climate, flora and fauna, manners and customs, trade and manufacture, and many other aspects.... more...

  • Magellan's Voyageby Antonio Pigafetta

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Remarkable firsthand account by one of the few survivors of Magellan's epochal journey (1519?1522). Remarkably detailed record of new lands, flora and fauna, shipboard life, etc. Introduction. 28 halftones. Map. more...

  • The Desert and the Sownby Gertrude Bell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Born to transcend the social constraints of Victorian England, Gertrude Bell left the comforts of her privileged life for the unconventional ? but thrilling ? world of the Middle East. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford, she traveled to Persia and became passionately drawn to the Arab people, the language, and their architecture. A skilled... more...

  • First Footsteps in East Africa; Or, an Exploration of Hararby Richard F. Burton

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 21.95

    One of the great adventure classics. Victorian scholar-adventurer?s firsthand epic account of daring 1854 expedition to forbidden East African capital city. A treasury of detailed information on Muslim beliefs, manners and morals; plus pleasures and perils of the desert. A wealth of geographic, ethnographic and linguistic data. more...

  • Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 2by Henry M. Stanley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Volume 2 of great explorer's classic account of explorations of lakes of Central Africa, perilous journey down unexplored Congo River. Incredible hardships, perseverance. 58 black-and-white illustrations. 7 maps. more...

  • Through the Dark Continent, Vol. 1by Henry M. Stanley

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Volume 1 of great explorer's classic account of explorations of lakes of Central Africa, perilous journey down unexplored Congo River. Incredible hardships, perseverance. 90 black-and-white illustrations. Map. more...

  • Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Volume Iby John L. Stephens

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95

    Volume 1 of two-volume work. Almost single-handed discovery of Maya culture; exploration of ruined cities, monuments, temples; customs of Indians. Short biographical note and 32 illustrations by Frederick Catherwood. Includes 19 chapters. more...

  • The Sea and the Jungleby H. M. Tomlinson

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 12.95

    "Suppose you were a quiet, respectable, sedentary business or professional man, and the captain of a tramp steamer bound to South America and up the Amazon suddenly dropped into your peaceful office, invited you to go along with him, got your acceptance by a clever trick, and had you at sea before you could stop to think?wouldn't you expect to find... more...

  • Sea and Sardiniaby D. H. Lawrence

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Renowned author D. H. Lawrence recounts his voyage to Sardinia in this spellbinding travelogue In January of 1921, D. H. Lawrence and his wife, Frieda, set out for unspoiled country: the pristine island of Sardinia. For the following nine days, Lawrence fixes his unflinching gaze upon the Mediterranean island, where ancient ruins collide with... more...