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Armada de rouen

Depuis 1989, l’Armada a lieu tous les quatre ou cinq ans dans le port de Rouen. C’est aujourd’hui une des manifestations maritimes les plus …

Thrilling Narratives of Mutiny, Murder and Piracy

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A collection of true stories of the high seas, from the nineteenth century. Shipwrecks, mutiny, life and death decision-making -- all far fr…

A Narrative of the Expedition to Dongola and Sennaar

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George Bethune English

As a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps during the War of 1812 assigned to Marine Corps headquarters, English sailed to the…

Piloting Directions for the Gulf of Finland

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John William Norie

Norie's series of piloting and sailing directions was something of a staple in the chart-room of 19th century British (and other) merchant v…

Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas, and Yucatan, Vol. 1

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John Lloyd Stephens

The year is 1838. The scene is the dense Honduran forest along the Copán River. Two men, John Lloyd Stephens and Frederick Catherwood…

Chronicles of Canada Volume 19 - Pathfinders of the Great Plains

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Lawrence J. Burpee

This is volume 19 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This is the account of La Verendryes' quest for an overland route to the Pacific Ocea…

The Spell of the Hawaiian Islands and the Philippines

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Isabel Anderson

Isabel Anderson has written a most interesting travelogue of Hawaii and The Philippines. Actually it is more of a history lesson. Anyone wit…

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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Laurence Sterne

After the bizarre textual antics of "Tristram Shandy", this book would seem to require a literary health warning. Sure enough, it …

Carpenter's Geographical Reader: Africa

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Frank G. Carpenter

Fascinating book for all ages telling of travels through Africa over 100 years ago. Covering the continent by steamer and train and other mo…

Anything Once

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Isabel Ostrander

An unlikely pair of wanderers they were; the orphan girl Lou and her travelling partner Jim Botts. Jim appeared in need of following some ap…

The Spell of Egypt

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Robert Smythe Hichens

The author, a British journalist and novelist, is interested in the feel of the places he visits. He describes at length a visit he has made…

Peeps at Many Lands: Egypt

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R. Talbot Kelly

A short travelogue of Egypt, this book was written as part of an early 20th century series of travelogues on exotic destinations. (Summary b…

Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

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Samuel Johnson

In this enchanting fable (subtitled The Choice of Life), Rasselas and his retinue burrow their way out of the totalitarian paradise of the H…

More Selected Classics of Washington Irving

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Washington Irving

Washington Irving is, arguably, one of America's greatest writers. He spent many years in Europe and kept records of his observations, which…

Carpenter's geographical reader: North America

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Frank G. Carpenter

The purpose of this book is to give to its readers a living knowledge of some of the wonders of the country and continent in which they live…

Inca Lands

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Hiram Bingham

Prof. Hiram Bingham of Yale Makes the Greatest Archaeological Discovery of the Age by Locating and Excavating Ruins of Machu Picchu on a Pea…

Letters From America

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Rupert Brooke

"[Rupert Brooke] started in May 1913 on a journey to the United States, Canada, and the South Seas, from which he returned next year at…

The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent.

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Washington Irving

Apart from "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" - the pieces which made both Irving and The Sketch Book fa…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 05

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National Geographic Society

National Geographic Magazine Volume 5, articles published in 1893. Contents: Discoverers of America: Annual Address by the President, Gardi…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 07 - 01. January 1896

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National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the January Number. It includes the Introductory by the editor, John Hyde, and th…

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 07 - 04. April 1896

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National Geographic Society

The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the April Number. It includes the following articles: Serilan, by W J McGee and W…

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