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  Agthe, Johanna [Bearb.]. Arm durch Reichtum, Sumatra. Eine Insel am Äquator. Frankfurt am Main, Museum für Völkerkunde, 1979. 8°. 303 S. zahlr. Ill., Kt. Softcover. Kartoniert. Guter Zustand mit nur wenigen Gebrauchsspuren. KEIN Mängelexemplar. KEINE Anstreichungen. Besitzvermerk auf dem Titelblatt. Roter Faden zur Ausstellung / Museum für Völkerkunde Frankfurt am Main ; 5

Keywords: Ethnologie, Taschenbuch

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Allen, A Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India. Allen, Charles. A Mountain in Tibet: The Search for Mount Kailas and the Sources of the Great Rivers of India. London, Futura, 1986. 12.5 cm x 20 cm. 254 pages. With several photographs and maps. Original softcover. Excellent condition with minor signs of external wear. Some fading to cover. Yellowed pages and spotting on several pages. Clean inside with solid binding.

Includes the following chapters: The Fountainhead of Asia / "Here Christians are said to live": the Jesuit Explorers of Tibet / "A Mighty Maze without a Plan": Hyder Jung Hearsey and the Sources of the Ganga / "A Tour to Eastern Tatary": the British Discovery of Lake Manasarovar / Up the "Burrumpooter": the Opening of the Upper Assam Valley / "The Queerest, Coolest Fish at Rugby": Edmund Smyth and the Pundits / The "Missing Link": the Exploration of the Tsangpo Gorge / The Monk and the Gentleman-Traveller:Ekai Kawaguchi and Henry Savage Landor / Sven Hedin: Hero and Martyr / Sven Hedin: Conqueror and Nazi.

"Charles Allen (born 1940) is a British freelance writer and popular historian who lives in London. His British parents were both born in India and his prolific works focus on the British Raj." (Wikipedia)

"From 1808 to 1908 a succession of explorers and adventurers set out into the Himalayas and Tibet to discover the sources of the four great rivers of the Indian sub-continent: the Indus, Sutlej, Ganga and Brahmaputra. This is an account of that 'last great adventure.'" (Amazon)

Keywords: 19th Century, Asian History, exploration, Explorer, History, Rivers, Travel, Travellers, Victorian Era

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Allen, Ports and Happy Havens. Allen, Fletcher. Ports and Happy Havens. London, Frederick Muller Ltd., 1947. 22 cm x 14,5 cm. 213 pages. Original Hardcover. Good (clear signs of wear but overall in good condition). Rear hinge partially torn. Inscribed by author to Charles Graves.

Includes the following essays: Canada / Opening up the Prairies / The People of the Prairies / Railroading and Prairie Fires / United States: Chicago / New England / Old and New Worlds / France and North Africa / At Sea / Egypt / Egyptian Aspirations / The Roman Road in Africa / The Kabyles / France again, London, and Jimmy Walker / Eritrea and the Gateway to Abyssinia / Abyssinia / Ras Nasibu / France and the R.A.F. / Trunk Route to India / India / 'Prop and Plaster'.

Keywords: Travel

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Allen, Report of An Expedition to the Copper, Tanana, and Koyukuk Rivers in the Territory of Alaska in the Year 1885. Allen, Lieut. Henry T. / Schuldt, Dwayne (foreword and introduction). Report of An Expedition to the Copper, Tanana, and Koyukuk Rivers in the Territory of Alaska in the Year 1885. Facsimile of 1887 Edition. Anchorage, Publication Consultants, 2009. 15 cm x 23 cm. 172 pages and fold-out map. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Contains inscription by previous owner.

Includes for example the following essays: Inaccuracy of early maps / Sereberinikoff, 1848 / Lake Plaveznie / Lieutenant Zagoskin / Western Union Telegraph Expedition / Copper River natives / March to Lake Sustosa / Slana River / Goodpaster River / Yukon reached, June 25 etc.

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Ammoun, Histoire du Liban. Ammoun, Blanche D. Histoire du Liban. [Avec Ephemera] Avec 70 Dessins de l'Auteur. 2eme Édition. Beyrouth, Editions "Le Jour", 1940. 19,5 cm x 15,5 cm. 196 pages. With many black-and-white illustrations throughout the book. Original Softcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. Edges a little rubbed and faded. Comes with unique original bookmark.

Soumis depuis l'Antiquité à de multiples dominations étrangères et en dernier lieu à celle des Turcs, le Liban voit s'éveiller un sentiment particulariste dès le xixe siècle. Ainsi une partie de la population, refusant la conquête de la Syrie et du Liban par l'Egypte de Méhemet Ali, se soulève-t-elle en 1840. Une période de troubles débouche sur les massacres de 1860 et provoque l'intervention des puissances européennes. La paix est rétablie, mais le Liban est réduit à sa Montagne. Au Levant, chez les chrétiens comme chez les musulmans, le nationalisme se développe à mesure que décline la puissance du sultan ottoman : l'action souterraine des sociétés secrètes se conjugue avec la lutte ouverte de groupes politiques ou intellectuels formés par des émigrés établis au Caire, à Paris ou en Amérique. Les nationalistes entendent en revenir aux « frontières historiques » du pays.En 1919, quand la Porte qui fait partie des vaincus de la Première Guerre mondiale se voit éliminer des pays arabes par la conférence de la paix, et quand Londres et Paris se partagent l« influence » au Proche-Orient, un « Grand Liban » est créé et placé sous mandat français.Une nouvelle bataille commence alors, à l'intérieur même du pays, entre ceux qui soutiennent le nouveau régime et ceux qui veulent le rattachement à la Syrie. Le rejet du mandat et la revendication de l'indépendance apparaissent quelques années plus tard. La Seconde Guerre, la défaite française, le conflit entre Vichy et la France libre, enfin la rivalité de celle-ci avec la Grande-Bretagne accélèrent et favorisent la fusion des diverses composantes politiques, religieuses, etc. de la nation libanaise pour aboutir à la pleine souveraineté en 1943. Nourri des travaux historiques les plus solides et éclairé par les dizaines d?entretiens obtenus par l'auteur durant les années 1970 et 1980 de la plupart des grands acteurs de cette histoire, cet ouvrage constitue un récit précis et vivant, riche en détails inédits, de la marche du Liban vers l'indépendance.Journaliste, grand reporter, Denise Ammoun collabore à plusieurs périodiques libanais et français. Elle est en particulier correspondante au Caire de La Croix et du Point. (Amazon).

Keywords: Lebanon, Liban, Middle East, Orient

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  Anderson, J.G.C./ Brough, James/ Jarman, A.O.H./ Jones, W.R.D./ Thomas, Brinley/ Rees, Frederick (eds.) The Cardiff Region. A Survey. Prepared for the meeting of the British Association held in Cardiff, 31. August to 7. September 1960. Cardiff, University of Wales Press, 1960. 19 x 25 cm. 222 pages. Original green cloth illustrated and lettered in gold. Only minimal signs of usage on the cover. Tight binding. Very good condition throughout.

Contains among others: Landscape and Climate; Geology; Botany; Zoology; Archaeology; History; The Growth of Population; Industrial Structure; Agriculture; The Welsh Language etc. etc.

Keywords: Regional History, Travel, Wales

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  Anonymus. Kiev. U fotoilyustratsiyakh. Kiev, Mistetstvo, 1954. 23 x 30 cm. 131 pages. Original beautifully illustrated hardcover. Very good condition with only slight edgewear.

Keywords: Photograph, Photographs, Photography, Russia, Russian History, Travel, Ukraine

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Austin, Birth of an Army. The Story of the Tunisian Campaign. Austin, A.B. Birth of an Army. The Story of the Tunisian Campaign. London, Victor Gollancz LTD, 1943. 20 cm x 12,5 cm. 160 pages. With several black-and-white pictures and map foldouts. Original Hardcover. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Includes for example the following essays: "Those Cursed Djebels" / The Sened School / Fondouk to Kairouan / Bizerta Barrier / "Objective-Tunis Railway Station" / Death of any Army etc etc.

Keywords: Travel

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Azzolini, Cremona mementi di una citta. Azzolini, Lydia/ Dondi, Paride. Cremona mementi di una citta. Bilingual Edition (English / Italian). Cremona, Persico Edizioni, 1980. 22 x 29 cm. 175 pages. Original Hardcover in original dustjacket. In protective Mylar. With some mild signs of foxing only / Otherwsie in very good condition with only minor signs of external wear.

Cremona is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po valley). It is the capital of the province of Cremona and the seat of the local city and province governments. The city of Cremona is especially noted for its musical history and traditions, including some of the earliest and most renowned luthiers, such as Giuseppe Guarneri, Antonio Stradivari, and several members of the Amati family. (Wikipedia)

Keywords: Travels

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Baedeker, Northern Italy. Baedeker, Karl. Northern Italy - Including Leghorn, Florence, Ravenna and Routes Through France, Switzerland, and Austria. Handbook for Travellers. With 36 Maps, 45 Plans, and a Panorama. Fourteenth Remodelled Edition. Leipzig, Karl Baedeker, 1913. Octavo. LXVIII, 698 pages. Original, decorative Softcover. Very Good condition with some stronger signs of external wear.

Verlag Karl Baedeker, founded by Karl Baedeker on July 1, 1827, is a German publisher and pioneer in the business of worldwide travel guides. The guides, often referred to simply as "Baedekers" (a term sometimes used to refer to similar works from other publishers, or travel guides in general), contain, among other things, maps and introductions; information about routes and travel facilities; and descriptions of noteworthy buildings, sights, attractions and museums, written by specialists.
Karl Ludwig Johannes Baedeker, known universally as Karl Baedeker (3 November 1801 - 4 October 1859), was a German publisher whose company, Baedeker, set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists. Karl Baedeker was descended from a long line of printers, booksellers and publishers. He was the eldest of ten children of Gottschalk Diederich Bädeker (1778-1841), who had inherited the publishing house founded by his own father, Zacharias Gerhard Bädeker (1750-1800). The company also published the local newspaper, the Essendische Zeitung, and the family expected that Karl, too, would eventually join the firm. Karl changed the spelling of the family name from Bädeker with the umlaut to Baedeker around 1850. (Wikipedia)

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