Capricorn Books

Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Browse By Category
American History & Travel
Animation, Cartoons & Comics
Antiques & Collectibles
Architecture/Interior Design
Art - Book Illustration/Illustrators
Art - Canadian
Art - First Nations/Indigenous Art
Art - General
Art Instruction (Incl. Woodworking)
Books About Books
British History
Business, Finance
Canada - Architecture
Canada - Biography
Canada - British Columbia
Canada - Folklore/Mythology
Canada - General
Canada - Maritime Provinces
Canada - Native Peoples
Canada - Natural History

View all Categories
 
Gift Card
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Go To:

Global Book Town
The independent online bookstores on Global Book Town have nearly a million used, rare and out of print books.

 

 
 
 

Author Name    Mears, John Henry.

Title   RACING THE MOON (AND WINNING). BEING THE STORY OF THE SWIFTEST JOURNEY EVER MADE, A CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE GLOBE BY AIRPLANE AND STEAMSHIP IN 23 DAYS, 15 HOURS, 21 MINUTES AND 3 SECONDS BY TWO MEN AND A DOG.

Book Condition   Good-

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   New York Rae D. Henkle 1928

Seller ID   28759

320 pp, 7 5/8" H. Blue cloth with red lettering on spine and front board. B&w photographs. In 1928, John Henry Mears, Charles B.D. Collyer and Tailwind the dog completed the fastest (at that time) circumnavigation of the globe in a Fairchild Monoplane ('The City of New York') and on the steamship 'Olympic', passing through France, Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Siberia, Manchuria, Korea, Japan and Canada. Light erased pencil marks and previous owner's bookplate on front free endpaper, 6 small areas of embossed lines stamp mark on rear free endpaper, half of the front and rear pastedowns have paper residue and surface paper loss, one letter imprint from front free endpaper on half-title page, page 303 has a small embossed lines stamp mark, book is cracked at pages 161 & 209 - pages are holding firmly, very small hole in top margin of pages 199 to 202, tiny bump/tear at top edge of pages 87 to 120, tiny or very small tear to top edge of pages 152 to 174 - some archivally taped, browning (with a few foxing marks) and some light color fading on spine, a few light liquid marks and small scuffs on boards, light to moderate edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight corner bumps.

Price = 35.00 USD


Also available.
THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK, OR ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE., Fryer, Jane Eayre.
THE MARY FRANCES COOK BOOK, OR ADVENTURES AMONG THE KITCHEN PEOPLE.
Fryer, Jane Eayre.
75.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT., Moss, W. Stanley.  Introduction by M.R.D. Foot.  Prologue and Epilogue by Iain Moncreiffe.  Afterword by Patrick Leigh Fermor.
ILL MET BY MOONLIGHT.
Moss, W. Stanley. Introduction by M.R.D. Foot. Prologue and Epilogue by Iain Moncreiffe. Afterword by Patrick Leigh Fermor.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

USQUE AD MARE: A HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN COAST GUARD AND MARINE SERVICES.
Appleton, Thomas E.
20.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 9. MODERN BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR., Ford, Boris, ed.  Roy Shaw, Gwen Shaw, Paul Griffiths, Fernau Hall, Peter Fuller, Andrew Saint, Christopher Frayling, Gilbert Phelps, Neil Sinyard, Joseph Rykwert, Simon Pepper, John Heskett, Alan Munton.
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 9. MODERN BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR.
Ford, Boris, ed. Roy Shaw, Gwen Shaw, Paul Griffiths, Fernau Hall, Peter Fuller, Andrew Saint, Christopher Frayling, Gilbert Phelps, Neil Sinyard, Joseph Rykwert, Simon Pepper, John Heskett, Alan Munton.
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

WE SERVE THAT MEN MAY FLY: THE STORY OF THE WOMEN'S DIVISION, ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE.
Ziegler, Mary.
17.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

PRAHA GUIDEBOOK.  (PRAGUE.), Finlayson-samsourova, Roberta, English version.  Jana Hofmeistrova, Ivan Pfaff, Frantisek Suic, Jan Petr, Boris Houdek, Stanislav Sigmund.
PRAHA GUIDEBOOK. (PRAGUE.)
Finlayson-samsourova, Roberta, English version. Jana Hofmeistrova, Ivan Pfaff, Frantisek Suic, Jan Petr, Boris Houdek, Stanislav Sigmund.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

VOYAGES & DOCUMENTS.  THE WORLD'S CLASSICS SERIES 562., Hakluyt, Richard.  Selected, with introduction and glossary, by Janet Hampden.
VOYAGES & DOCUMENTS. THE WORLD'S CLASSICS SERIES 562.
Hakluyt, Richard. Selected, with introduction and glossary, by Janet Hampden.
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

IMPERIAL POLICY AND SOUTH AFRICA 1902-10.
Pyrah, G.B.
22.50 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

A JULY HOLIDAY IN SAXONY, BOHEMIA, AND SILESIA.
White, Walter.
250.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell
25.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

WILLIAM KIRBY. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Riddell, William Renwick. (William Kirby.)
14.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

ROBERT NORWOOD. MAKERS OF CANADIAN LITERATURE SERIES.
Watson, Albert Durrant. (Robert Norwood.)
15.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2020. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie