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The Lost Vikings

By: Bechdolt, Jack

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261511


First edition. No jacket, corners lightly bumped, ink note on front endpaper, pages faintly toned. 1931 Hard Cover. x, 267 pp. Features juveniles who discover a Lost Race of Vikings in Alaska. John Ernest Bechdolt (1884–1954) was an American short story writer, novelist and journalist. He wrote under the name Jack Bechdolt as well as his full name. He worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1909 to 1916, after which he moved to New York, where he worked for Muns... View more info

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Sportsmen's Encyclopedia

By: Bruette, William A.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Forest and Stream Publishing Co.: 1923

Seller ID: 2203179


Previous owner's name (Addison P. Wilbur) stamped in gilt on front board. Minor loss from spine foot, page ridge lightly foxed. 1923 Hard Cover. 105, 41, 23, 71, 56, 23 pp. A collection of writings on sporting, compiled by the editor of Forest and Stream, a periodical focusing on outdoorsmanship. Forest and Stream was first printed in 1873 and continued publication through 1930, featuring writings by Nessmuk (George W. Sears) popularizing canoeing, advocating for conserv... View more info

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2260288


Reprint. Jacket spine and front panel faded. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. 8vo. 'Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless... View more info

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A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

By: Bryson, Bill

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Broadway Books: 1998

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2261573


Book club edition. An exceptional copy. 1998 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 276 pp. 8vo. 'Back in America after twenty years in Britain, Bill Bryson decided to reacquaint himself with his native country by walking the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, which stretches from Georgia to Maine. The AT offers an astonishing landscape of silent forests and sparkling lakes--and to a writer with the comic genius of Bill Bryson, it also provides endless oppo... View more info

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Ulendo: Travels of a Naturalist In and Out of Africa

By: Carr, Archie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University Press of Florida: 1993

Seller ID: 1919204


Spine creased. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 326 pp. In the timeless voice of a classic, Ulendo speaks to readers today with even more force and elegance than it did on its first publication in 1954. Written by Florida's preeminent nature writer, this memoir describes the African journey--the ulendo, as they say in Malawi--of Archie Carr, who spent several summers in Africa on official business to study animal-borne diseases and sea ... View more info

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By: Corbett, Jim; Hallett, Maurice; Lord Linlithgow

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2261075


First American edition. Lacks jacket. 1946 Hard Cover. xix, 235 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett, preface by Lord Linlithgow. Black-and-white photographs, map of man-eater territory in the Kumaon Division of the United Provinces on endpapers. Jim Corbett's own story of his experiences with the man-eating tigers of Kumaon. To the excitement of the chase and the kill, which Lieutenant-Colonel Corbett imparts in a simple and direct but vivid and dramatic style, ... View more info

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By: Corbett, Jim; Hallett, Maurice; Lord Linlithgow

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2265407


6th printing. Lacks jacket. Boards lightly soiled, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1946 Hard Cover. xix, 235 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett, preface by Lord Linlithgow. Black-and-white photographs, map of man-eater territory in the Kumaon Division of the United Provinces on endpapers. Jim Corbett's own story of his experiences with the man-eating tigers of Kumaon. To the excitement of the chase and the kill, which Lieutenant-Colonel Corbett imparts in ... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201377


First edition. Lightly rubbed and toned, faint stain on front flyleaf. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on th... View more info

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Chronicles of an African Trip

By: Eastman, George

Price: $30.00

Publisher: John P. Smith Company, Inc.: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201378


First edition. 1927 Hard Cover. 87 pp., plus numerous unpaginated full-page photographs. Original beige cloth spine over paper covered boards, paper title label. The following letters chronicle the adventures of a party -- consisting of Daniel E. Pomeroy, of New York, Dr. Audley D. Stewart, of Rochester, and the writer -- which left New York on the 13th of March, 1926. Stewart and Eastman returned to Rochester on the 24th of October, 1926. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 -... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201442


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. 1987 Hard Cover. xxv, 89 pp. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction by Kenneth M. Cameron. Illustrated with photographs by Eastman and fellow adventurer Martin Johnson. George Eastman (July 12, 1854 - March 14, 1932) founded the Eastman Kodak Company and invented roll film,... View more info

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Chronicles of a Second African Trip

By: Eastman, George; Cameron, Kenneth M.; Mandala, Elias

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Friends of the University of Rochester Libraries: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203611


First edition. Includes publisher's slipcase. University of Rochester bookplate on front flyleaf reads 'In Celebration of Janis F. and James S. Gleason upon Receiving the Outstanding Philanthropist Award, National Philanthropy Day, November 18, 2003'. 1987 Hard Cover. xxv, 89 pp. A follow-up volume to Eastman's popular account of an African safari, compiled from a collection of letters related to his second trip to Africa in 1928. Foreword by Elias Mandala, introduction ... View more info

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Snow Trails: Cross-Country Ski and Snowshoe in Central and Western New York (Trail Guidebooks)

By: Freeman, Rich; Freeman, Sue

Price: $20.00

Publisher: FootPrint Press: 2000

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2068725


SIGNED by both authors. An exceptional copy. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 232 pp. With Snow Trails you can choose from over 80 mapped locations. Directions are given to winter parking areas and each trail is described by length and level of difficulty. You’ll learn where to find groomed trails, seldom used trails for peace and quiet, or popular trails with added amenities such as warming huts, refreshments, restrooms, guided tours... View more info

Adventures in Canada or, Life in the Woods

By: Geikie, John C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Porter & Coates, Philadelphia:

Seller ID: 1311116


No jacket. Staining to back cover, foxing to page ridges. 408 pp. A collection of essays on outdoor life in Canada. View more info

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Strolls by Starlight and Sunshine

By: Gibson, W. [William] Hamilton

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1891

Seller ID: 2266382


1891 printing. 194, [2] pp. Olive cloth, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Illustrations and decorative headers, footers, and margins by the author. A celebration of nature by the American naturalist, detailing walks the author has taken outdoors. Includes: A Midnight Ramble; Night Witchery; Bird Notes; Bird Cradles; Prehistoric Botanists; The Wild Garden; Index. View more info

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Girl Scout Handbook, for the Intermediate Program

By: Girl Scouts

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Girl Scouts: 1943

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2261509


5th printing of 1940 edition. No jacket, front hinge starting, pencil name on front endpaper. 1943 Hard Cover. x, 694 pp. Includes the history of the Girl Scout movement, Girl Scout activities, and complete information about Girl Scout ranks, badges and insignia. View more info

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Girl Scout Handbook

By: Girls Scouts, Incorporated

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Girl Scouts, Incorporated: 1938

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2261508


4th printing of new edition first issued in 1933. No jacket, spine lightly toned and slightly cocked, stain on rear board, ink name on front endpaper. 1938 Hard Cover. 575 pp. CONTENTS: Famous Trail Makers; What is Girl Scouting; The Tenderfoot Girl Scout; The Second Class Girl Scout; The First Class Girl Scout; Proficiency Badges and Special Awards; Hiking and Camping; Swimming and Life Saving; The Girl Scout Homemaker; Taking Care of Younger Children; Home Nursing for ... View more info

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The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America's Hiking Trail

By: King, Brian B.; Bryson, Bill

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Appalachian Trail Conservancy / Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.: 2012

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2265329


Two fold-out maps included in pocket inside back cover. 2012 Large Hardcover. 334, [2] pp. A profusely illustrated tribute released in celebration of the Appalachian Trail's 75th anniversary. Color and black-and-white photographs throughout. ... documents in text and photos the history, beauty, and significance of America's most iconic hiking trail. With fascinating essays on topics ranging from the trail's history to the day-by-day hiking experience, this book is perfec... View more info

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Be Expert With Map and Compass: The Orienteering Handbook (New - Revised Edition)

By: Kjellstrom, Bjorn

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1967

Seller ID: 1534972


Wrappers rubbed & toned, ink name & address on front flyleaf. 1967 Trade Paperback. 136 pp. plus fold-out map. Illustrations & maps throughout. Includes one Map Information Office postcard laid in. This book contains everything the beginner needs to know in order to use a map and compass properly. It also introduces him to Orienteering as a sport in which he may participate either as an individual or in a group. It discusses such aspects of Orienteering as understanding ... View more info

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Into Thin Air

By: Krakauer, Jon

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Anchor: 1999

Seller ID: 2203619


Wrappers rubbed, small tear to front wrapper. 1999 Mass Market Paperback. A personal account of the Mt. Everest disaster. View more info

Hunter's Choice : True Stories of African Adventure

By: Lake, Alexander

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1659141


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket rubbed with small chip from spine base. 1954 Hard Cover. 254 pp. True stories from a legendary big-game hunter. View more info

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Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; Including a Sketch of Sixteen Years' Residence in the Interior of Africa, and a Journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the West Coast, Thence Across the Continent, Down the River Zambesi, to the Eastern Ocean.

By: Livingstone, David

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: Harper & Brothers: 1858

Seller ID: 2020907


All maps and engravings included. Minor loss from spine head, ink owner stamp on front endpaper, front & end matter a bit foxed. 1858 Hard Cover. xxiv, 732 pp. 4-page terminal publisher ad. 8vo. Original brown blind-stamped boards, gilt titles, two fold-out map follows text, single fold-out map in text, engravings throughout text (including a tsetse fly on the title page, included because Livingstone discovered it, and linked it to the spread of disease in cattle). One o... View more info

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The Snow Leopard: The Astonishing Spiritual Odyssey of a Man in Search of Himself

By: Matthiessen, Peter

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1979

Seller ID: 2207949


Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1979 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 350 pp. One September, the writer and explorer Peter Matthiessen set out with field biologist George Schaller to journey 250 miles through the Himalayas to the Crystal Mountain on the Tibetan plateau. They wanted to study the wild blue sheep, the bharal, but also hoped to see the snow leopard, a creature so rarely spotted as to be nearly mythical. The Snow Leopar... View more info

Life in the Clearings, to Which is Added This Author's Introduction to Mark Hurdlestone

By: Moodie, Susanna; McDougall, Robert L. (Editor)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited: 1966

Seller ID: 1538584


1966 reprint, from the 1853 original. Includes original jacket. Quarter-sized surface tear to front jacket corner.Good. xxiii, 298 pp. Maps on endpapers. Black & white plates, including Horseshoe Falls at Niagara, Belleville, Hallowell, Bay of Quinte, Kingston, Canada West, Cobourg, Toronto, General Brock's Monument above Queenston, and The Steamer Great Britain. View more info

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Travels in Alaska

By: Muir, John; Bade, William Frederic; [Parsons, Marion Randall]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company / The Riverside Press, Cambridge: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2164495


First edition. Picture panel on front board and corners rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1915 Hard Cover. 327 pp. 8vo. Original light green cloth, color picture plate mounted on front board. 12 illustrations/photographs, including frontispiece. A chronicle of mountaineering in Alaska by the founder of the Sierra Club, prepared for publication after his death by Marion Randall Parsons and William Frederic Bade, with an introduction by the latter. CONTENTS: Part I. The ... View more info

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Disappearance: A Map. A Meditation on Death & Loss in the High Latitudes

By: Nickerson, Sheila

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196976


First edition. Spine lightly cocked. 1996 Hard Cover. 290 pp. First Edition. A lyrical meditation on the meaning of loss amid the wilderness landscape of Alaska's high latitudes tracks the incidence of disappearance--hikers, explorers, and others--along with the losses of the culture of the native peoples and natural resources of Alaska.Keywords: FIRST EDITION ALASKA EXPLORERS DEATH ADVENTURE View more info

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Outdoorsman's Handbook

By: Ormond, Clyde

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Outdoor Life / E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1976

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2198795


7th printing. Pages lightly foxed. Jacket lightly toned, jacket edges lightly rubbed. 1976 Hard Cover. xli, 336 pp. Edited by Henry Gross. Illustrated by Nicholas Amorosi. The tips, techniques, and projects in this book will teach the reader to use his head and his hands in the woods, to adapt to the outdoors and derive from it the necessities of life, and to use the simplest man-made products as aids in meeting its challenges. The book is divided into eight parts: Hunti... View more info

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Cranberry Portage: Gamblers and Bush Pilots, Love and Survival, in a Frontier Town - A Personal Account

By: Paterson, Ruth & Jack

Price: $9.00

Publisher: McClelland and Stewart Limited: 1970

Seller ID: 1951496


Includes original jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed, jacket edges lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1970 Hard Cover. 171 pp. 8vo. Ruth and Jack Peterson's personal account of life in the Canadian North, which bore a certain resemblance to the early American West, with gold prospectors, bootleggers, gamblers and railroad men all common fixtures of the community. View more info

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The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Survival Shelters Construction Manual

By: Pugliese, Michael

Price: $22.00

Publisher: M & M Engineering: 1994

Seller ID: 1686122


Nice bright copy. 1994 Stapled Binding. The Ultimate Do-It-Yourself Survival Shelters Construction Manual. Includes a tipped-in photocopy of a newspaper article from Mother Earth News concerning an entire home build for just $90. View more info

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The Australian Crusoes; or, The Adventures of An English Settler and His Family in the Wilds of Australia.

By: Rowcroft, Charles

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Philadelphia: J.W. Bradley: 1859

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2101750


Edges rubbed, binding repaired, front free endpaper removed, portion of frontispiece tissue guard absent. 1859 Hard Cover. iii, 512 pp. 8vo. From the sixth London edition. Includes engraved frontispiece & plates. The story of a British family's time spent in the Australian wilderness, taking its name from Daniel Defoe's famous novel Robinson Crusoe. View more info

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Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

By: Strayed, Cheryl

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2013

Seller ID: 2199232


Near fine. 2013 Trade Paperback. 315 pp. At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Ore... View more info