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On the Missionary Trail: A Journey Through Polynesia, Asia, and Africa With the London Missionary Society

By: Hiney, Tom

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr: 2000

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 7845


In 1821, thirty years after its founding, the London Missionary Society deputized George Bennet and Daniel Tyerman to visit and report on stations as far-flung as Johannesburg, Tahiti, and Canton. For many of the missionaries abroad, it would be their first contact from home in years. Tyerman and Bennet encountered storms, pirates, and tigers and negotiated relationships with powerful kings and the sailors and slave traders who were their countrymen but whose actions ... View more info

The Secret Kingdom: An Afghan Journey

By: James, Ben

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Hitchcock: 1934

Seller ID: 7023


The author travelled through Afghanistan in the early 1930's when it was forbidden territory. Includes b&w photographs; 8vo; 295 pp View more info

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A Taste for Travel: an Anthology

By: Norwich, John Julius

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1987

Edition: 1st American Edition

Seller ID: 7552


Interesting anthology that includes excerpts from the writings of authors from Homer to Paul Theroux; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 435 pp View more info

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The Green World of the Naturalists. A Treasury of Five Centuries of Natural History in South America

By: Von Hagen, Victor W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Greenberg: 1948

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 7439


The author has highlighted the life and writings of 25 scientists, such as Humboldt, Darwin, Bates, Tomlinson, Beebe, Jose de Acosta, Anton de Ulloa, and others; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 392 pp View more info