HONG KONG GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES: The Port of Hong Kong

The Port of Hong Kong. Hong Kong Government Information Services, 1977. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26809) $15.00

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Color illustrations throughout. Maps. charts, and graphs. Measures 11.75×8.25 inches.

A look at Hong Kong in the 1970s. Includes a harbor plan, with speed limits and vessel sizes. Nicknamed “Pearl of the Orient”, Hong Kong is renowned for its deep natural harbor, which is one of the busiest ports in the work due to its ready access for cargo ships.

KOEPPEL, EH: Mariposa, California On the Gold Dust Trail

Mariposa, California On the Gold Dust Trail, book coverKoeppel, Elliot H. Mariposa, California On the Gold Dust Trail. The Malakoff Press, 2005. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26769) $20.00

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Illustrated throughout. 56p. Advertisements.

A traveler’s directory and historical narrative for visitors, prospectors, and settlers on the Gold Dust trail.

Mariposa was founded as a mining camp. The county lies at the southern end of the Mother Lode, and Europeans were attracted to Mariposa by gold. During the 19th century California Gold Rush, its streams were panned and deep mines worked the underground veins.

At one time John C. Fremont lived here and owned claims to much of the mineral wealth of Mariposa. He later was the first United States Senator from the state, and the first Republican candidate for President.

Mariposa, California On the Gold Dust Trail, inside pages

AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA: The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California)

The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California), inside pages The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California). Automobile Club of Southern California, 1983. ISBN: 091503865X. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26768) $15.00

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Illustrated throughout. 72p. Glossary.

This guidebook focuses on the 267-mile stretch of SR 49 between Mariposa and Sierraville as it was in the 1980s. Maps. The Mother Lode refers to a rich vein of gold stretching 120 miles from Bear Valley to Auburn Contents include towns and personalities such as Amador City, Angels Camp, Bear Valley, John Sutter, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, Carson Hill, Chinese Camp, El Dorado, Fiddletown, Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park, Nevada City, Rough and Ready, and more.

The Mother Lode (Guide from the Automobile Club of Southern California)

CITY OF REDWOOD CITY: Redwood City: Historic Tours

Redwood City: Historic Tours. City of Redwood City, 1995. Unmarked. Small corner crease on cover. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26767) $14.00

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Maps. Beautifully illustrated. Includes a brief history of Redwood City. 7 walking tours, including Mezesville, the Arlington Neighborhood, Dingee Park, Union Cemetery, the Stambaugh-Heller Historic District, and more. Architectural Descriptions. Architectural Glossary.75p. Measures 4.25×11 inches. Redwood City is in the San Francisco Bay Area.

NIJO CASTLE: Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese)

Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese), book cover Nijo Castle in full color (in English and Japanese). Kyoto: Nijo Castle, 1980. ISBN: 4096730114. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26756) $10.00

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Text in Japanese and English.

Beautifully illustrated.

Right edge binding (Opens left to right).

Introduces the palace, the garden, and the Hommaru (central keep). Originally built in 1603, the Nijo Castle is a flatland castle located in Kyoto, Japan.

The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens.

The castle is one of the seventeen assets of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

NEIDER, C: Antarctica: Firsthand Accounts of Exploration and Endurance

Antarctica: Firsthand Accounts of Exploration and Endurance, book coverNeider, Charles (editor). Antarctica: Firsthand Accounts of Exploration and Endurance. Cooper Square Press, 2000. ISBN: 0815410239. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#26736) $10.00

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Firsthand narratives chronicling the journey’s of 14 adventurers, including James Cook, Ernest Schackleton, Richard E. Byrd, Sir Edmund Hillary and others. 460p. Sources. Chronology.