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image of The Land and the Book; or, Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery of the Holy Land

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London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1905. Octavo. . Frontispiece, 718pp., illustrated with tissue guards present. This edition was designed for the British readers which takes us over a part of Southern Syria and over Palestine, but in a direction opposite to that pursued by most travelers. Most often, travelers enter from the South. The author takes us on his… Read more
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image of The Land and the Book; or, Biblical Illustrations Drawn from the Manners and Customs, the Scenes and Scenery of the Holy Land

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London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1881. Octavo. Frontispiece, 718pp., illustrated with tissue guards present. This edition was designed for the British readers which takes us over a part of Southern Syria and over Palestine, but in a direction opposite to that pursued by most travelers. Most often, travelers enter from the South. The author takes us on his tour… Read more
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First Across the Continent, the Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

by Brooks, Noah

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Published
1902
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First Edition
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$175.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902. First Edition. Octavo. 2nd printing. Frontispiece, 365pp. including index, folding map at rear. Lewis and Clark were the first to explore the valleys of the upper Missouri, Yellowstone, and the Columbia and its tributaries. These were uncharted territories for the white men. The first authoritative narrative of the expedition was not published until… Read more
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image of Paths of the Padres Through Sonora; an Illustrated History_Guide to Its Spanish Churches,  Signed By the Author (forword By John Francis Bannon, S.J.)

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Tucson: Arizona Pioneers Society, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. 468 pages, index, maps in pocket of book, foreword By John Francis Bannon, S.J. Signed by Paul Roca on the half-title page. Considered to be the most accurate and most interesting book ever written about old churches of Sonora. Included is a separate entry for the site of every… Read more
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image of Notes of What I Saw, and How I Saw it: a Tou Around the World, Including California, Japan, China, Malaacca, Ceylon, India, Arabia, Europe, Cuba and Mexico

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Bucyrus, Ohio: Forum Steam Printing House, 1882. First Edition. Octavo. Signed by the author. From the library of Barry Goldwater with his bookplate. 454 pages, [16]pp. advertising for travelers and illustrated with, 14 plates. . Like Mark Twain and U.S. Grant, Converse and his wife decided to travel around the world in the early 1880's. … Read more
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image of Travels Thorough Some Parts of Germany, Poland, Moldavia and Turkey

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, 1818. Quarto. Hand-colored frontispiece, 295pp., 10 other hand color plates. With the errata sheet on the verso of the directions to the binder which shows where the following items (all present) are to be placed: The Greek Reis to face the title page, Dresden, Koenigstein on the Elbe, Meissen… Read more
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Anson's Voyage Around the World; (a New Edition Edited By G.S. Laird Clowes)

by Walter, Richard

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Published
1928
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Limited Edition
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$225.00

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London: Martin Hopkinson, 1928. Limited Edition. Large Octavo. Limited to only 1500 copies. 402 pages, index. with folding map after the index. When Anson's book appeared in the 18th century, it became a bestseller. The disasters Anson faced were disclosed and led to major reforms in the British Navy. The voyage lasted three years and nine… Read more
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London, Nd(ca.1860): The Religious Tract Society. 12mo. Two volumes in one. The Jordan and The Dead Sea, 192pp. second title, Idumaea with a survey of Arabia and The Arabians, 192pp. Each title with separate title page, illustrated with maps, Idumaea has a frontispiece map. Handsomely bound by H. Gale of Barnsbury in 3/4 green polished calf over marbled paper… Read more
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A Diary in America; with remarks on Its Institutions (3 Vol. set)

by Marryat, Frederick

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Published
1839
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First Edition
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$310.00

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London: Longman, Green and Co, 1839. First Edition. Small Octavo. One of the most fascinating early visits by a noted British traveler to the U.S., who after a noted career in the British navy retired and visited America to "examine ..what were the effects of a democratic form of government'. He traveled widely from Washington to Louisville and St.… Read more
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In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria

by Stanley, Henry M.

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Published
1890
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First Edition
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London: Sampson Low, Marston,, Searle and Rivington, 1890. First Edition. Octavo. In two volumes. 529pp. and 472pp.(2)pp. ads. Large folding route map of Emin relief expedition in volume I. Volume II: contains a large folding map of the routes of the Emin Pasha relief expedition from the River Congo to the Victoria Nyanza, a map of Emin Pasha's Province… Read more
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Shanghai of To-Day; A Souvenir Album of Thirty-Eight Vandyke Prints of "The Model Settlement"

by Green, O.M.

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Published
1927
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First Edition
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Shanghai: Kelly & Walsh, 1927. 15 pages, 38 unnumbered leaves of plates. Very rare. OCLC shows the only recorded copy at the National Library of New Zealand. O.M. Green was the editor of the North China News, here he provides images with careful descriptions of the Shanghai in the late 1920's as well as important introduction. How the city rebounded… Read more
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In Northern Mists Arctic Exploration in Early Times

by Nansen, Fridtjof

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Published
1911
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First Edition in English
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$250.00

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London: William Heinemann, 1911. First Edition in English. Quarto. In two volumes; 383(1)pp. and 415(1)pp., upper edge cut, all others uncut. Translated by Arthur G. Chater, illustrated. Each volume with tipped in color frontispieces with creasing to lower corners of both frontispieces. The author found that much that had previously been written about the Northern world was not… Read more
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Report Upon the Colorado River of the West; Explored in 1857 and 1858

by Ives, Joseph C.

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Published
1861
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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1861. Quarto. . 2 large folding maps and profile plan, 31 plates (including 7 in color of Indians) and several folding line drawings and textual woodcuts. While one of the most important and best illustrated army surveys of the American West, the report according to Goetzmann is the best of the individual army reports where… Read more
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Stanley and Livingston

by Kelsey, D.M.

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Chicago; (1918): Stanton and Van Vliet. Octavo. 310 pages. 100 illustrations. As this Chicago publisher succeeded the publishing house of Charles C. Thompson in 1917, they begin to publish books on Abraham Lincoln and Woodrow Wilson. They found there was a fascination about Henry M. Stanley's search and finding David Livingston. They separated as partners in… Read more
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The Pioneer Woodsman as he is Related to Lumbering in the Northwest

by Warren, George Henr

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Published
1914
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First Edition
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$150.00

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Minneapolis: Press of Hahn and Harmon Company, 1914. First Edition. Large Octavo. 184 pages, illustrated with tissue guards present, printed on beautiful handmade paper from Italy (with the watermarks visible). After receiving his degree from Genesee University (later Syracuse University), he became an expert on woods and was devoted to education but 1870 he began to become one… Read more
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image of On the Discovery of the Mississippi, and on the south-western, Oregon, and north-western boundary of the United States. With a translation from the originals MS. of memoirs, etc., relating to the discovery of the Mississippi, by ...La Salle and ..de Tonty

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London: S. Clark, 1844. First Edition. Ioctavo. 2 preliminary leaves, [iii]-iv, [5]-100, 99, [1] pp. errata. Bound in ¼ brown-black morocco over brown cloth, spine gilt and with gilt library shelf numbers, corners only lightly bumped, finger soiling to boards, lacks the frontispiece map(although another copy was issued without map). A deaccessioned library copy,… Read more
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image of Afoot and Alone; a Walk from Sea to Sea By the Southern Route; Illustrated By Numerous Engravings

Afoot and Alone; a Walk from Sea to Sea By the Southern Route; Illustrated By Numerous Engravings

by Powers, Stephen

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Published
1872
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First Edition
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Hartford, Connecticut: Columbian Book Company, 1872. First Edition. Octavo. 327 pages, (1)pp. ad. "a vivid narrative of a pedestrian pilgrimage of 3500 miles from Carolina to California". Cowan, II, p. 498 "The author, later famous as a distinguished ethnologist, journeyed from Raleigh to San Francisco, a distance of 3,556 miles. ... his descriptions are entertaining and frequently… Read more
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image of Summary Narrative of an Exploratory Expedition to the Sources of the Mississippi in 1820.  Resumed and Completed By the Discovery Ofits Origin in Itasca Lake in 1832 By Authority of the United States with Appendices..

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Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo and Co, 1855. First Edition. Octavo. xx, [17]-596 pages. Subtitle continues: .....original report on the copper mines of Lake Superior and observations of the geology of the Lake basins and the summit of the Mississippi together with all the official reports and scientific papers of both expeditions. Schoolcraft was not only an explorer but an… Read more
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image of Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon; with Travels in Armenia, Kurdistan and the Desert: Being the Result of a Second Expedition Undertaken for the Trustees of the British Museum

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London: John Murray, 1853. First Edition. Octavo. Half-title, folding frontispiece and 12 other plans and tinted plates, 2 large folding maps at rear, with hundreds of textual wood block illustrations. The author became increasingly interested in locating and unearthing the great cities of biblical renown. He quite his law firm and traveled to where he believed Nineveh was but… Read more
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image of Travels in Switzerland, and in the Country of the Grisons: In a Series of Letters to William Melmoth from William Coxe`

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London: For T. Cadell and W. Davies, 1794. Quarto. . 3rd edition in which the author corrected mistakes and has added new material to update his last publications to include places, such as the Grisons, a part of Switzerland that little is known. In 2 volumes. 509 and 500pp. (15)pp. index. Contains 2 large folding maps and 25 engraved… Read more
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