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Travel and Adventure

Your passport to our big, wide world. Dig deep to find hidden treasures, some rare and some very collectable.

Michael Joseph, London. Harcover, first printing 1988. Green boards gilt print near fine. Pictorial dustjacket VG unclipped. A unique journey through the landscape of Wales and it's heritage. Carefully guided by a quirky and endearing 12th century churchman and a modern day expert on the highways and byways of Wales. A lovely edition and a wonderful travelling companion.


Smart, London. Pictorial Hardcover. Not new but near fine. Pictorial dustjacket perfect. A personal journey charting the delights and downsides of life and people on the journey from Gibraltar through Morocco to West Sahara, Niger and Algeria. Packed with full colour photographs and vivid descriptions. This is Michael Palin, explorer, adventurer; at his hard-pressed best. A lovely example and fine copy.


Biscuit Publishing, England. 2010. Softcover, first printing. Brand new from Publisher. Pictorial cover and personally signed by the author, Val McLane, who lived amongst the Xhosa women in their South African township, whilst researching her book. The women from Cradock township describe their lives throughout the apartheid regime and afterwards, in the new, post 1994 South Africa. They have suffered immeasurable hardship and sorrow yet they retain, a positive attitude, with faith in their God, their community and their nation. This lovely little book gives timely lessons to all of us who feel life is tough in a free country.  


John Murray, Pictorial softcover, first printing 1966. Unusual orange print cover of this very early edition. A beautiful account of travels around Northern Greece and in particular of isolated villages. Remote and somewhat exotic, best describes many of these places and Patrick Leigh Fermor delves into history to produce an intriguing blend of past and present facts about the area and its curious human enclaves. A rare copy in very good condition, with many b/w plates and a blue line drawn map in the front cover.


Pictorial softcover. Second edition 2013. Brand new, direct from Publisher. Updated from 2002 this book tells the history of the village of Seghill in Northumberland, and the people and places that contributed to the colourful story of the former mining village. Seghill draws on more than one thousand years of history and is rich in it's heritage. Includes many photographs, some previously unpublished. Delightful.


Edinburgh House Press, 8th impression, 1936. Hardcover and dustjacket in reasonable condition for age. Spine strong and all pages intact. Some foxing due to age but otherwise a clean copy. Mabel Shaw's book is based upon letters written during 17 years spent in a mission school in Bantu, Africa. It tells of the attempt to conserve all that is true and good in the old life and to build upon it. A delightful book...


Stanford, London. Softcover, 1874. Rare edition. Red boards with cloth woven spine which is in very fair condition despite being around for more than a century. A delight for those who love to unravel the myseries of mediaevel geography, this slightly dog eared but bright and unmarked copy, gives an exposition of the famous 'Mappa Mundi' of Hereford Cathedral. Intact and clean pages includes foldaway facsimilie maps.  A delightfully rare book from our trove - to be treasured.


Tower 19 Productions, Newcastle, 2012. Pictorial softcover. A true story of 11 year old boys growing up together on a notorious council estate in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne. They didn't place emphasis on material things, they had little money but had the riches of friendship and loyalty. The 'blue door' was a roller shutter door at the rear of a bakery where they met to play football and spend their leisure time together. Co-written by Neil Davis and Paul Durkin. Brand new book direct from the publishers. Heartwarming and a lovely real life story.


‘Travels with a Donkey’ by a young Robert Louis Stephenson charts his adventures in France. Fifth impression 1975. Near fine hardcover copy, appears unread. In original slipcase which is slightly marked and a label covering owners name. Pristine book with gilt edges to spine. Black and white drawings accompany text.