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In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria
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In Darkest Africa or the Quest Rescue and Retreat of Emin, Governor of Equatoria

By Stanley, Henry M.

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 and a profile sketch of Ruwenzori and the Valley of the Semlike. Both volumes illustrated throughout. This is Stanley's account as leader of the controversial Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. The mission was plagued by violence, disease, high casualties and scandals involving Europeans members of the expedition. First large folding map with closed tear near gutter, bound in reddish-brown pictorial gilt cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black, pictorial spine gilt and black, endpapers are maps, rear board of volume two starting, and with two small stains to rear board very minor wear to corners and spine ends. A very handsome set virtually without foxing, just a bit of faint foxing to margins.

$825.00

East of the Sun and West of the Moon. (Presentation Copy signed)
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East of the Sun and West of the Moon. (Presentation Copy signed)

By Roosevelt (jr), Theodore and Kermit Roosevelt

New York: Scribner's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Octavo. 284 pages, index. photographs taken by Kermit Roosevelt. Theodore Jr. has inscribed the following on the rear endsheets to Scotty Cockburn/ "with grateful memories of Munthrow/(?) and Luckenow, riding the pig/ bumpers of port, etc./" Theodore Roosevelt [Jr.]. It is also inscribed and double signed by he and his brother Kermit on the front endsheets. This was a scientific expedition for the purpose of collecting specimens of animal life for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. One of the major results was the confirmation of the Ovis Poli, a large wild sheep described by Marco Polo, but thought by later generations to be a myth. Here he has provided numerous photographs in the book to testify to their success. They traveled through the snow-capped Himalayas and the barren deserts of Turkestan. One of the great travel books in the tradition in the second quarter of the 20th Century. Bound in black cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt, two corners bumped, some light rubbing or staining. A very nice copy.

$300.00

In Northern Mists Arctic Exploration in Early Times
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In Northern Mists Arctic Exploration in Early Times

By Nansen, Fridtjof

London: William Heinemann, 1911. First Edition in English. Quarto. In two volumes; 383(1)pp. and 415(1)pp., 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 to be depended upon; frequently, one author had copied another, and that errors and opinions which had once gained admission remained embedded in the literary tradition. He built his foundation on his extensive studies. Illustrated throughout with maps and figures. Bound in blue pictorial gilt cloth lettered and ruled in black, spine lettering gilt, covers soiled and with some wear to spine ends. A very good set.

$250.00

Report Upon the Colorado River of the West; Explored in 1857 and 1858
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Report Upon the Colorado River of the West; Explored in 1857 and 1858

By Ives, Joseph C.

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 Reese noted has: "a long, carefully written journal, consciously literary but with a maximum amount of attention to scientific observation." Wheat acclaims the maps as first rate. Certainly the most important early work on the Colorado. Bound in original pictorial gilt dark brown cloth, rebacked with the orginal spine laid down, endpapers renewed, marginal scattered foxing or finger smudges. A very good copy. [Wagner-Camp 375; Goetzmann, pp. 379-94; Wheat, Trans-Mississippi West 947; Flake 4287; Howes I92].

$650.00

Stanley and Livingston
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Stanley and Livingston

By Kelsey, D.M.

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 1922 with C.H. Van Vliet continuing to publish many titles through 1925. As more and more Americans were able to read, books on famous heroes were in demand. The front cover of the book declares it is "Stanley's Story or through the wilds of Africa". Chapter 5 tells of Stanley's last travels until he meets Livingston which is one of the best told stories of the great saga of the meeting of the two men. Bound in beige pictorial cloth lettered and decorated in green and dark brown, some fraying to spine ends, covers have foxing or soiling, wear through to corners. A good copy.

$70.00

The Pioneer Woodsman as he is Related to Lumbering in the Northwest
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The Pioneer Woodsman as he is Related to Lumbering in the Northwest

By Warren, George Henry

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 of the most important land owners of great untapped forest lands in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The Northwest he writes about are the beautiful forests in the Upper Midwest. His expertise on timbers allowed him to make a vast fortune and he prepared this book using the finest printing and handmade paper to produce a classic on what he called "the pioneer woodsman".Bound in 3/4 brown strait grained morocco raised bands gilt, lettering gilt and other compartments stamped in gilt, top edge gilt all others uncut. spine uniformly faded. A handsome copy, internally fresh.

$150.00

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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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

By Falconer, Thomas, Robert Cavelier La Salle, sieur de; Henri de Tonti

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, with their plates to front and rear pastedowns and their stamp on a few leaves. A good only copy but quite scarce in any condition. [Howes F16 "Weightiest exposition of British claims to Oregon and contains the first English translation of La Salle's report and of Tonty's 1693 memoirs"].

$275.00

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

By Powers, Stephen

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 amusing.". The book was reprinted as late as the 1880's and became one of the classics on California. Bound in a brown pictorial cloth centrally stamped in gilt, spine lettering gilt, some rub through to upper board fore-edges, spine with wear and chipping, front inner hinge apparently had been reglued, previous owner's stamp to verso of frontispiece. A good copy. [Zamorano 80. Howes P537].

$115.00

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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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..

By Schoolcraft, Henry R.

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 ethnologist as well. His observations even in this later expanded edition are significant. Bound in a decorative brown cloth lettered and decorated in black spine gilt and black, wear through to corners some wear to spine ends, upper edge with chip, corners bumped, hinges cracked but holding well and in custom myler jacket to help stabilize hinges. A good copy. [Howes S-192 issue without maps and plates....A fusion of his 1821 and 1834 narratives with some important additions].

$75.00

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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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

By Layard, Austen H.

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 found other important palaces and artifacts before locating Nineveh. Bound in full red polished calf ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments fully decorated in gilt, red morocco spine label gilt marbled endpapers, all edges marbled, some wear to head, some spots of discoloration. Internally text is clean and without foxing, previous owner's name plate with name scratched out. A very good copy of this important work.

$600.00

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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Travels in Switzerland, and in the Country of the Grisons: In a Series of Letters to William Melmoth from William Coxe`

By Coxe, William

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 plates of which one is hand colored. The hand colored large folding frontispiece map in the front of volume I has several older repairs, light scattered foxing, plates with toning or off-setting, bound in a newer 3/4 maroon leather over maroon cloth, raise bands ruled in gilt, lettering gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers.

$400.00

A Statistical, Political, and Historical Account of the United Sates of North America; from the Period of Their First Colonization  to the Present Day.(three volumes)
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A Statistical, Political, and Historical Account of the United Sates of North America; from the Period of Their First Colonization to the Present Day.(three volumes)

By Warden, D.B.

Edinburgh: for Archibald Constable and Co, 1819. First Edition. Octavo. In three volumes, lxiv, 552pp. (colophon dated 1818) containing two large folding maps(Washington in black and white and Eastern US hand-colored), Vol. 2; xii, 517pp., and vol. 3; xii, 588pp., The author's object was to exhibit one of the most complete works with information respecting the progress and present situation of the United States. In collecting his material, besides the ordinary channels, he had been in communication from intelligent correspondents in different quarters of the Union. His information has been drawn almost entirely from original sources. He first writes of the physical features, climate and natural productions of the country. He then gives descriptions of the states and territories, next the government, population, public lands and agriculture, war and naval departments, mint and banks, religion, commerce, manufactures, judiciary and more. A very good set bound in 3/4 tan calf over marbled paper covered boards, rebacked with spine lettered and decorated in gilt, occasional scattered foxing mostly the first and last few leaves, maps with off-setting and each with a closed tear repair. From the library of collector Francis Sterry (1804-1856) with her bookplate. [Howes w-99].

$700.00

Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions with Illustrations of Their Climate, Geology and Natural History and an Account of the Whale-Fishery
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Narrative of Discovery and Adventure in the Polar Seas and Regions with Illustrations of Their Climate, Geology and Natural History and an Account of the Whale-Fishery

By Leslie, Professor, Professor Jameson and Hugh Murray

Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd. 12mo. . Engraved title and regular title page. 424pp., illustrated with 13 engravings and a folding map frontispiece. This work covers the climate, geology, animal and vegetable life of the polar regions, much through the ancient voyages to the north, voyages in search of the north-East passage, early voyages and more. Bound in 3/4 black polished calf over marbled paper covered boards, spine lettering gilt but faded, edges rubbed, frontispiece map has a closed tear repair, some corner wear. A very good copy from the library of W.B. Featherstone. Both title pages have foxing, internally clean and bright.

$125.00

An Account of the Pelew Islands,  Situated in the Western Part  of the Pacific Ocean Composed from the Journals and Comminications of Captain Henry Wilson and Some of His Officers, Who, in August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked in the Antelope,...
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An Account of the Pelew Islands, Situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean Composed from the Journals and Comminications of Captain Henry Wilson and Some of His Officers, Who, in August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked in the Antelope,...

By Keate, George

London: For Captain Wilson, Sold By G. Nicol, 1788. Quarto. Second edition printed the same year as the first edition. Portrait frontispiece, large folding chart of the Pelew Islands, xxvii, (1)pp. directions to the binder, 378pp., 3 portraits, 12 folding plates or plans, off-setting from plates, worming through pages xix through page 53, touching text from pages 25-53. Bound in a 20th century 3/4 brown leather over marbled paper covered boards, black leather spine label gilt. A very good copy.

$375.00

Travels Through the Interior Parts of America 1776-1781 (Limited Edition (#59 of 275 copies)
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Travels Through the Interior Parts of America 1776-1781 (Limited Edition (#59 of 275 copies)

By Anburey, Thomas

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1923. Limited Edition. Octavo. In two volumes. Limited to 575 copies. The present set is number 59. Volume I xxx, 276 pages with the folded map; Volume II, 322 pages. One of the most important primary sources on the conditions of America made by an astute foreigner during the American Revolution. Anburey sailed from Ireland in 1776 to join the British regulars where he served as a Lieutenant in the army of General Burgoyne. His observations are remarkable including his close observation of a cotton gin in 1789 which was far more efficient than that of Eli Whitney. The vast majority of the early subscribers to this volume were British rather than Americans. A remarkable set in fine condition bound in green-gray paper covered boards, paper spine labels, housed within the original slipcase showing wear with a couple of splits.

$125.00

Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854 Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy By Order of the Government of the United States
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Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan Performed in the Years 1852, 1853, and 1854 Under the Command of Commodore M.C. Perry, United States Navy By Order of the Government of the United States

By Hawks, Francis and Commodore M.C. Perry

Washington: Beverley Tucker, 1856. Quarto. In three volumes. Vol I: 537pp. includes index, 89 color(tinted) plates including one chart, 2 folding color woodcuts, 5 maps of which two are folding. p. 245 is numbered 2. Vol. II: 414pp., xi (index) p. 49 numbered 4, 24 full plates in black and white, with bird and fish plates in beautiful bright color.3 maps(2 are folding) 15 charts and 14 folding charts, 14pp. facsimile of Japanese Treaty in Japanese. Vol. 3: 705pp. which consist of 352 full page plates of the Observations on the Zodiacal Light with facing descriptive text .Volume 1; the first 43 pages have the outer margins mended with old clear tape(edges chipping) page 15 has large closed tear repair, a plate opposite p. 281 which is the "Lew Chew" and not the" Inner Harbor plate. The charts in volume 3 are some closed tears, splits or staining with two laid in. Volumes interspersed with toning, plates clean especially the birds and fish plates, some dampstaing to bottom margins of the chats in vol.2. All volumes had been professionally rebound in 1/4 greenleather over marbled paper covered boards, red leather spine labels gilt, raised bands ruled in gilt, a few stains. Over all a good set lacking the surpressed bathing plate.

$1850.00

Three Years in North America
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Three Years in North America

By Stuart, James

Edinburgh: For Robert Cadell, 1833. Octavo. Second edition, revised. In two volumes. 525pp. and 544pp. large folding map with a closed tear repair to margin near gutter (though the repair did not hold and is still split). After being acquitted of murder during a duell in which he shot his opponet, he decided to travel to America. He published a two volume set on his travels and of the observations regarding minute details of every day habits, and the social condition of the people in those parts of the United States he traveled.During this period, there were several travelers from England visiting America such as Mrs. Trollope who also wrote about her travels in America and quite amusing. Bound in 3/4 maroon calf over maroon silk covered baords, raised bands with compartments lettered and fully decorate in gilt, all edge marbled, three blanks at front an rear, one rear blank lacking in volume 1.

$300.00

The Antiquities, Natural History, Ruins, and Other Curiosities of Egypt, Nubia and Thebes,  Exemplified in Near to Hundred Drawings Taken on the Spot
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The Antiquities, Natural History, Ruins, and Other Curiosities of Egypt, Nubia and Thebes, Exemplified in Near to Hundred Drawings Taken on the Spot

By Norden, Frederic Lewis

London: for Lockyer Davis, 1780. Folio. 164 full page engraved plates of Egypt, Nubia and Thebes along with maps drawn by the author and portrait of the author by Martin Teuscher of Nuremburg. The author was the Commander of a Vessel sent by the King of Denmark to collect materials towards explaining the history of those countries. He was also a member of the Royal Societies of London, Paris and Copenhagen. The last engraving with a small piece torn away from center of plate, plate after frontispiece and plate 73 have an old closed tear repair to verso. There is some scattered foxing mostly to margins and a marginal dampstain along bottom edge of first few leaves. Rebound in 3/4 black leather over marbled paper covered boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt. Very good.

$2250.00

Le Petit Neptune Francais; or, French Coasting Pilot for the Coast of Flanders, Channel, Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean, to Which is Added, the Coast of Italy from the River Var to Orbitello; with the Gulf of Naples, and the Island of Corsica
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Le Petit Neptune Francais; or, French Coasting Pilot for the Coast of Flanders, Channel, Bay of Biscay and Mediterranean, to Which is Added, the Coast of Italy from the River Var to Orbitello; with the Gulf of Naples, and the Island of Corsica

By [ Faden, William 1749-1836]

London: for W. Faden, 1793. First Edition. Quarto. 3rd printing revised and enlarged. 147pp., (8)pp index. Engraved frontispiece view of the Tower of Cordouan, 42 folding plates of charts, plans and maps. "Many of the charts in Faden's Le Petit Neptune follow those in Thomas Jeffery's atlas of the same name of thirty years' earlier. They are however newly engraved with Faden's imprint... and a plate number in the upper right corner" (Shirley). The work was issued as a response to the revolutionary upheavals in France, in anticipation of war with France. Earlier rebinding of 3/4 brown cloth over green marbled paper covered boards, endpapers renewed, red spine label gilt, there is a crack along the gutter of frontispiece and title page which evidently was done for some odd reason by binder(?) some toning or scattered foxing to plates, some off-setting from plates. The bottom edges of some plates creased. A very good copy. From the library of Sir Francis Fletcher Vane Armiger Commander of the Noble Order of Christ with his bookplates. Among the most pointless of deaths in Easter Week of 1916 was that of the Irish pacifist and feminist Francis Sheehy-Skeffington. The attempt by the British to cover up the murders was thwarted by Major Francis Fletcher-Vane, who had been ordered to bury the bodies. Vane took his complaints to the highest authorities and was discharged from the army later that year for his part in the affair.

$1200.00

Through Persia on a Side-Saddle
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Through Persia on a Side-Saddle

By Sykes, Ella

Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1898. First Edition. Octavo. xii, 362 pages, [32 leaves of plates] with the folded map. Ella Sykes accompanied her brother Captain Molesworth Sykes who had been asked by the Foreign Office to found a consulate in Kerman and Baluchistan. She writes in the preface: "As I believe that I am the first European woman who has visited Kerman and Persian Baluchistan, my experiences may perhaps interest other women who feel the 'Wanderlust' but are unable to gratify their longing for adventure. She traveled across the Caspian Sea to Tehran, rode to Kerman, then a year later crossed the deserts of British Buchistan to Quetta. thus, she was the first woman to ride from the Caspian Sea ending up in India. Bound in dark green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt to lower corner, spine lettering gilt, corners lightly bumped, some scattered foxing. A very scarce work especially with the original folded map. Issued in a small print run, it was reissued in a smaller edition with 46 fewer pages in 1901.

$1275.00

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