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WATKINS, Frederick Henry; Handbook of the Leeward Islands. London, The West India Committee, 1924, First edition, 8vo [22 x 15 cm]; [viii], 308 pp, 15 plates from photos including one plate not in list, folding panorama frontis of St. John's, Antigua, folding map with insets, tables, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, spine lightly faded, near fine, quite clean interior.
A very detailed description of the Virgin Islands, Santa Cruz, Anquilla, St. Martin, St. Bartholomew, Barbuda, Antiqua, St. Kitts, Dominica, Montserrat, Saba, etc, with history, government, populations, climate, settlements, estates, departments, agriculture, finance, customs, transportation, banks, clubs and societies, institutions, and much more.
US$120. bookID # 12431
MARTINEAU, G. R.; Nagel's Guide Books; Italy in One Volume. Paris, Nagel Publishers, , , 12mo [16 x 11 cm]; liv, 516, [iv], xlviii pp, 64 colored maps and plans including many folding and double-page, endpaper map, original cloth faded, original ribbon bookmark, but very good copy.
There are detailed street plans of 42 cities and town and detailed listings of sites, historical, artistic and tourist related.
US$20. bookID # 7537
PETERSON, Roger Tory; A Field Guide to the Birds; Giving Field Marks of all Species Found East of the Rockies. Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1947, Second Revised and Enlarged Edition, 12mo [19 x 11.5 cm]; xxiv, 290 pp, illus, 60 plates, almost all in color, other illustrations in text, index, original cloth, title lettering on spine and cover, pictorial endpapers showing silhouettes of 54 birds for identification, dj (worn, chipped, not price clipped), interior is clean and near fine in worn dj.
This was the revised and much expanded of the classic field guide series which made Peterson famous. His works became the bible of bird enthusiasts and revolutionized bird-watching. Only more recently has his bird art come to be appreciated. Ripley 225. The first edition of 1934 had only 167 pages
US$2. bookID # 11306
VINCENT, Tom, Dusty Hind, Peggy Adams, Jim Chin, etc; The Bermuda Book; Almost everything you need to know for the time of your life on the most-loved island of them all. Hamilton, Aardvark Publishing, , First edition, 8vo [ 21.5 x 13.5 cm]; 336 pp, numerous illustrations from photos and drwgs, maps including large colored folding map with folding index, street maps of cities, tables, original pictorial heavy paper wraps, fine and clean.
A detailed travel guide with attractions described in detail, tours, events, shopping, history, good maps, etc.
US$18. bookID # 11922
VILNAY, Zev; The Guide to Israel. Jerusalem, Sol Agency, 1960, , 12mo [17 x 13 cm]; 521, [xxx, ads], [ix, index], [i, ads] pp, 619 illustrations from drwgs, maps, plans, index, original red cloth covers, gilt title lettering on spine and cover, library withdrawal stamp on cover and endpaper, but no marks on cover or interior, very good with the original ribbon bookmark, dj (small chip at edge, jacket taped to cover).
A detailed travel guide to all places, cities, towns, places including those areas gained in six day's war, with much on history, archaeology, people, etc. The first edition was 1955, each update providing a picture of the country at that time.
US$5. bookID # 11950
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