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Mes Croisières dans la Mer de Behring, Nouvelles chasses et nouveaux voyages
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Mes Croisières dans la Mer de Behring, Nouvelles chasses et nouveaux voyages

By Niedieck, Paul,

Mes Croisières dans la Mer de Behring, Nouvelles chasses et nouveaux voyages, Niedieck, Paul, Paris, Plon-Nourrit & Cie, 1908. Translated to French from the original German by L. Roustan. 8vo up to 9½" tall. (6), ii, 296, (2) pages printed on coated paper. Quarter red leather over marbled boards; gilt titles to banded spine; marbled endpapers; gilt top edge. Frontis portrait with tissue guard; 132 photogravures including 32 full plates taken by the author and hunting companion Captain C.R.E. Radclyffe; 16"x 22" folded colour map of the Bering expedition inserted in red band attached to rear pastedown; Appendix titled: Synopsis of The Animals Collected By The Author During His Expedition: A. Mammals, by Professor Paul Matschie; B. Birds, by Professor Dr. Reichenow; C. Invertebrate Animals; Index. Light rubbing to board edges and light scratching to boards; binding is tight and square. Text block is bright and white with a very occasional and very light thumb or toning mark and otherwise fine. Front free blank pages have toning and rear free marbled endpaper is marked from a removed label. Tail of map has a 1inch square with blank front in place of blue ocean; light toning and tiny nicks along map's center fold. Overall this volume is in lovely and collectible condition. The first English edition of Mes croisières dans la Mer de Behring was published in 1909 by Rowland Ward as: "Cruises in The Bering Sea, Being Records Of Further Sport And Travel". Both editions were dedicated by Niedieck to President Theodore Roosevelt. Neiedkieck provides a detailed account with pictures and map of his 1906 trip from Japan to the east coast of Kamchatka and the Gulf of Anadyr across Bering Strait to Nome and southward to Unalaska, Kenai Peninsula and down the inside passage. Contents include descriptions of big game hunting, mining and fisheries of Alaska; flora, fauna, birds and animals and observations on the Northern Indigenous Chukchis, Aleuts and Tinglit peoples.

$201.66

Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition
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Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition

By Abercrombie, Captain W. R.

Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition, Abercrombie, Captain W. R., Washington, Government Printing Office, 1900. Senate Document No 306 56th Congress 1st Session. First Edition. 169 pages followed by 168 full halftone photo plates and attached folding map. Half leather over black boards, banded spine with gilt titles; all edges speckled light red; marbled green endpapers with reinforced red hinges. Boards have rubbing to leather with a crack to upper joint line. Map is clean, crisp and white with a small repairable tear to bottom panel outside left margin. Binding tight; contents in pristine condition and appear unread. In 1989, Capt. W. R. Abercrombie, Second United States Infantry was commanded to lead an expedition to "open up a military road to Copper Center, and from the last-named point by the most direct and practicable route to Eagle City. …. This expedition will cover as much territory as possible, and will collect and incorporate in the reports all information that may lie valuable to the development of the country explored regarding topographical features, available routes of travel, feasible routes for railroad construction, adaptability for agriculture and stock raising, mineral resources, timber, fuel, food products, and the stock best suited for food and transportation purposes; the number, location, and condition of the natives of the territory explored. Maps and photographs will accompany all reports ". General Orders, of the Army, Adjutant-General's Office, No. 51. J Washington, March -JO, 1899. War Department, Washington, March 17, 1899. The Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition Report was submitted to Congress by the Secretary of War, Elihu Root, January 22, 1900 and contains the original orders and special instructions given to Capt. W. R. Abercrombie. A detailed index to both Abercrombie's primary report and to the 12 sub-reports prepared by members of the expedition is included. The Report and Sub-reports provide practical considerations regarding mineral, timber, agricultural and water resources; logistics, location and construction of the Trans-Alaskan Military Road; medical concerns such as "The dreaded scourge of scurvy" and "Horrible deaths on the Valdez glacier" and, such diverse topics as "A thrilling experience with ice jams" and "The hospitality of Alaskan Indians". A remarkable document of several first-person reports and photographs around the time of the gold rush

$155.12

Kabloona
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Kabloona

By Gontran De Poncins. Alexandria, Virginia

Kabloona, Gontran De Poncins. Alexandria, Virginia: Time-Life Books, 1980. Introduction by Lewis Galantière, illustrated by the author. Card covers. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 322 pages with black and white illustrations and photos; mapped end-papers. In fine, unread condition. A classic of adventure, travel, anthropology, and spiritual awakening,. De Poncins was a French nobleman who spent fifteen months in 1938 and 1939 living among the Inuit people of the Arctic.

$11.63

Early Man and the Ocean: A Search for the Beginnings of Navigation and Seaborne Civilizations
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Early Man and the Ocean: A Search for the Beginnings of Navigation and Seaborne Civilizations

By Heyerdahl, Thor

Early Man and the Ocean: A Search for the Beginnings of Navigation and Seaborne Civilizations, Heyerdahl, Thor. Published by Doubleday & Company, 1979. First American Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 438 pages. Quarter cloth over blue boards with gilt spine titles; mapped endpapers. Dustjacket is clipped and otherwise fine; Volume in fine condition without marks. tears or folds. Presents Heyerdahl's original research into ancient oceanic voyages, including the Kon-Tiki and Ra expeditions, which support his theories about prehistoric voyagers traveling across the southern Atlantic to Mexico.

$19.39

The Kon Tiki Expedition, By Raft Across the South Seas
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The Kon Tiki Expedition, By Raft Across the South Seas

By Heyerdahl, Thor.

The Kon Tiki Expedition, By Raft Across the South Seas, Heyerdahl, Thor. Published by Allen & Unwin, London, 1957. School Edition, prepared by W. G. Bebbington. Translated from Norwegian by F.H. Lyon. 237 pages including index and appendix and 23 black and white photographs and charts. Brown cloth boards with green titles front and spine. Contents in fine condition without marks, tears or folds; soil mark to front board; binding tight and square. The Kon-Tiki expedition was a 1947 journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca sun god, Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. His aim in mounting the Kon-Tiki expedition was to show, by using only the materials and technologies available to those people at the time, that there were no technical reasons to prevent them from having done so.

$11.63

The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel In Senegambia,
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The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel In Senegambia,

By Mitchinson, Alexander, William

The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel In Senegambia, With Observations On Native Character, The Present Condition And Future Prospects of Africa And Colonisation by Mitchinson, Alexander, William. Published by London: Wm. H. Allen And Co., 1881. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. pp. viii, 469. Tipped in folding map of Senegambia backed on linen and 16 full page black and white illustrations including frontis. Brown boards with stylized titles and elaborate illustrations in black and gilt to front and spine. Brown endpapers. Label on pastedown indicating volume donated to Saint George's Library, by Wm. H. Allen Eng. October 23rd, 1882. Library Rules to free endpaper and "donated by publishers" in brown script to versus. Contents in fine condition and binding is tight and square. Boards have rubbing to edges and corners; tiny closed tear head of spine; gilt and black remain bright. A lovely scarce volume. A narrative of the author's travels up the River Senegal from St. Louis and up the Gambia from Bathurst, covering a wide range of topics and providing details on native manners and customs, fauna, agriculture, the abolition of slavery, religion and missionaries. Sample contents are: Gambia tribes, English policy, Native wars and their results, Chief Maba, King Macadou, Colonisation, Misused rights, African slaves and masters, Fatatenda, Wooli people, Baraconda, A lion and dog fight, The Magic Flute, A Snake Temple. From the Author's Preface: "The aim of the Author of the following pages has been to describe some of the more interesting passages of a journey in a part of the world too little known… it is hoped that the information here given may be not only of interest to the general public but help to clear away the obscurity and misapprehension as to the negro race which have hitherto so greatly hindered the successful colonisation of Africa. The Author also hopes that this volume may be of some value to those engaged in establishing and developing African commerce and who have the welfare of their mother country as well as that of the African people at heart. "

$853.16

Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls
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Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls

By Oates, Frank; C. G. Oates

Matabele Land and the Victoria Falls; A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Interior of South Africa; from the Letters & Journals of the Late Frank Oates, Oates, Frank; C. G. Oates; Published by London, C. Kegan Paul & Co., 1881, First edition. Inscribed and dated (September 1881) by Editor. xliii + 383 + 32 pages of publisher's catalogue, frontispiece portrait; appendices, and Index. Includes six colored chromolithographic plates; thirty-eight in- text woodcuts by Pearson; ten natural history lithographs including 2 of birds by Keulemansand (all hand colored except one); four unnumbered folding engraved maps by Edward Weller. Appendices: I. Ethnology by George Rolleston; II. Ornithology by R. B. Sharpe; III. Herpetology by Albert Günther; 338, IV, Entomology by J. O. Westwood; V. Botany by R. Allen Rolfe; VI. List of Makalaka Words and Phrases from F. Oates's Note-Books. Olive green cloth boards with beveled edges; gilt titles and decorative gilt vignettes front, back and spine; black endpapers. Re-cased adding tissue hinges over original endpapers and a layer of new cloth under existing back strip which shows a 12cm loss of original material. Light rubbing to edges and light bubbling to front board. Small professional bookplate free endpaper "From the Lowther Collection". Binding is tight; plates are in fine condition. Pages are bright with occasional spotting mark and a few shadow areas where paper cut outs of African animals were laid in. Maps have some foxing marks and the rear map has 3 small closed tears outside of map's borders. A very nice copy of the scarce first edition. Frank Oates (1840-1875) was a British naturalist, explorer and uncle to Antarctic explorer Lawrence Oates. He was one of the first Europeans to see the Victoria Falls and died of malaria during this expedition. Frank's brother Charles Oates acted as the book's editor with the contents compiled from Frank's letters and journals written in Africa between March, 1873 and January, 1875. The authors and artists selected by Charles for the extensive appendix materials, were each well recognized and leading authorities. Shortly after publication in 1881, a fire at the publisher's destroyed the unsold copies of the first edition; the second edition was published in 1889

$1008.28

Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps
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Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps

By Paher, Stanley W.

Nevada Ghost Towns & Mining Camps, Paher, Stanley W. Published by Nevada Publications, Las Vegas, NV, 1984. 2nd edition, First under author's imprint. Signed and inscribed by author to half title. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 492 pages with 700 historic and modern photographs, numerous maps, index, appendix and bibliography. Brown boards with gilt titles front and spine; mapped endpapers. Unclipped jacket is fine with light top edge wear; pages have very light toning edge and otherwise pristine.

$62.05

Journey to the Polar Sea
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Journey to the Polar Sea

By Franklin, John; Robert Falcon Scott (Introduction), James P. Delgado (Introduction)

Journey to the Polar Sea, Franklin, John; Robert Falcon Scott (Introduction), James P. Delgado (Introduction). Published by Brassey's Inc, Washington, 2002. Card covers.8vo up to 9½" tall. 291 pages with photographs, maps and drawings. In pristine condition without marks, tears, folds; unread. A new edition of Franklin's classic first-person account of his tragic 1819-22 Arctic expedition, illustrated with more than thirty photographs and drawings John Franklin's three-year sojourn in the wilderness succeeded in mapping part of the Arctic coast but ended in disaster. As supplies ran out, starvation and scurvy set in. More than half of the team members died as they huddled in winter quarters with lichens scraped off rocks, bones, scraps of hide, and their own boots as their only food. One voyager went insane and was executed on suspicion of murder and cannibalism. Sumptuously illustrated and poignantly written.

$15.51

In the Heart of the Arctics
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In the Heart of the Arctics

By Senn, Nichols

In the Heart of the Arctics, Senn, Nichols. Published by W. B. Conkey & Co., Chicago, 1907. First American Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 336 pages. Frontispiece (Commander Peary on the Eric). 74 black and white illustrations depicting a wide canvass of Arctic life. Small handwritten card pasted to free endpaper: Mrs. M. Senn 532 Dearborn Ave. Aurelia Millhouser Senn was wife of Nichols Senn; the Dearborn address was their place of residence at time of printing. Book dealer pencil notes on free endpaper are likely contemporaneous and notes this is Senn's widow. Dark green boards with gilt titles spine and gilt titles and illustrations front; beveled edges; top edge gilt; green and white endpapers with small circular illustrations of arctic life. Boards are in near fine condition and gilt remains bright. Contents are fine without marks, tears or folds with one small crack to back hinge; all pages firmly secured. Dr Senn was a passenger on the supply ship Erik which accompanied the Roosevelt, Commander Peary's vessel to Etah, Greenland, summer of 1905. Senn covers a wide variety of topics of including: The Polar Region as a Summer Health Resort for Patients Afflicted with Pulmonary Tuberculosis; Short Life of Greenland's Flora; Arrival of the "Roosevelt" and, Commander Peary; The Smith Sound Eskimos; The Walrus. Nicholas Senn (1844 – 1908) was an American surgeon, instructor, medical researcher, author, and founder of the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States. He served as the president of the American Medical Association in 1897–98 and as chief surgeon of the Sixth Army Corps in 1898, seeing service in Cuba during the Spanish–American War. When he died, the Milwaukee Sentinel stated that he was the "foremost surgeon of the world, the plumed knight of medicine and the American Socrates".

$155.12

Polynesian Researches Vol III
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Polynesian Researches Vol III

By Ellis, William

Polynesian Researches, During a Residence of Nearly Eight Years in the Society and Sandwich Islands by Ellis, William. Published by London: Fisher, Son & Jackson, 1831. Second Edition, Enlarged and Improved. Vol III only of 4 volume set. Green Cloth boards. 12mo - over 6 3/4 " - 7 3/4 " tall. 4 pages publisher ads tipped in front; ii, 407 pages including frontispiece, vignette title, one small wood block design and a folding engraved letter facsimile in Hawaiian. Boards in very good condition with label removal mark to lower spine; binding firm. Owners bookplate to front and back pastedowns (perhaps covering library labels); pages are wavy but tight; no mustiness detected and foxing is very light and occasional.William Ellis (1794 –1872) was an English missionary and author. He traveled through the Society Islands, Hawaiian Islands, and Madagascar. Ellis's classic Polynesian Researches, details his encyclopedic knowledge of Polynesia, its cultures and the history of missionary endeavor amongst them. Volume Three continues the narrative before concluding with a survey of other areas of Polynesia including the Marquesas, Australia and New Zealand. Opening of Chapter One, Vol III: "An intelligent observer during a transient visit to a foreign land become acquainted to a certain extent with the mental and spiritual necessities of its inhabitants but it is only by a continued residence among them that these can be accurately known."

$62.05

Everest 1933
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Everest 1933

By Hugh Ruttledge

Everest 1933, Hugh Ruttledge, published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1934. First Edition/First Printing. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 390 pages. 59 sepia toned photographs, three in-text diagrams and four maps, three of which are fold-outs. Navy blue cloth with gilt spine titles. Volume is in very good condition without markings except for light to moderate sporadic spotting (generally outside of text block and along fore-edge); front hinge at title page lightly cracked; binding remains secure and pages firmly attached. All maps present in fine condition. Minimal bumping and rubbing to boards. Dust jacket is in poor condition: clipped, small chips, closed tears and a large cut-out piece between author's name above and publisher's name below. This is the official account of the fourth expedition to Everest, led by Hugh Ruttledge with a team that included Frank Smythe, Eric Shipton, Wyn Harris, and L.R. Wager. While this 1933 climb failed to reach the summit, 3 of the climbers (Wager, Wyn Harris and later Smythe) did reach over 28,000 feet, the farthest man had climbed this mountain at the time. In 1934 Ruttledge was awarded a Royal Geographical Society Founder's Gold Medal; his citation read 'For his journeys in the Himalayas and his lead leadership of the Mount Everest Expedition, 1933.'

$232.68

The Tin Flute
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The Tin Flute

By Roy, Gabrielle, (translated by Alan Brown)

The Tin Flute. Roy, Gabrielle (translated by Alan Brown). McClelland and Stewart, Toronto. 1980. First edition/Special Edition.Green cloth boards with pasted on portrait of the author front panel; decorated in gilt on the front panel and spine; illustrated with drawings by Harold Town. Matching green cloth slipcase. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 384 pages. "With compliments of the Canada Council" stamp on free endpaper. In pristine condition. Gabrielle Roy (1909-1983) was a French Canadian writer. Roy won the prestigious Prix Femina in 1947 for the original French version entitled "Bonheur d'occasion" (1945). Published in English as The Tin Flute (1947), the book won the 1947 Governor General's Award for fiction as well as the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal. Set in the Montréal slum of St-Henri during WWII, it is "French Canadian literature's first example of urban realism."

$31.02

A Voyage to the Arctic in the Whaler Aurora
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A Voyage to the Arctic in the Whaler Aurora

By Lindsay, David M.

A Voyage to the Arctic in the Whaler Aurora, Lindsay, David M. Published by Dana Estes & Company, Boston, 1911. First Edition. ix,11-223pp. Octavo. 56 plates (including frontispiece) from photos. Dark blue cloth boards; front board with white and gilt illustration of a ship trapped in ice; white spine titles. Volume is in overall lovely condition with the following flaws: name in ink on pastedown, small closed tear along hinge between pastedown and free endpaper; one plate is detached; rubbing of spine titles.

$155.12

Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada\'s History Illustrated with Original Maps
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Historical Atlas of Canada: Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps

By Hayes, Derek

Vancouver, BC, Canada: Douglas & Mcintyre / University Of Washington Press, 2006. First Paperback Edition . Soft cover. See Notes. Historical Atlas of Canada : Canada's History Illustrated with Original Maps, Hayes, Derek . Published by Douglas & Mcintyre / University Of Washington Press, Vancouver BC, 2002. First Paperback Printing , 2006. In beautiful condition without marks, tears or folds; very light shelf wear to card covers, otherwise as new. "Canada's history comes alive in this fascinating and essential book. Author Derek Hayes draws on more than 420 original maps to illustrate and illuminate the past "This historical atlas of Canada is the first to be published using only historical maps rather than modern redrawn ones. It is intended to be a history illustrated with maps rather than a cartobibliography."--Introduction.. The atlas covers a period of a thousand years and contains essentially all the historically significant maps of the country, gathered from major archives and libraries all over the world. Included are maps by the founder of New France, Samuel de Champlain, maps drawn by Native people such as the Beothuk, Blackfoot and Cree, and maps from as far a field as England, France, Spain, Italy and Russia'. The 1530 Ambassador's Globe map is the earliest representation of Canada page 2.

$58.17

The Voyage Of Nearchus, From The Indus To The Euphrates. Collected From The Original Journal Preserved By Arrian, And Illustrated By Ancient And Modern Authorities Containing An Account Of The First Navigation Attempted By Europeans In The Indian Ocean
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The Voyage Of Nearchus, From The Indus To The Euphrates. Collected From The Original Journal Preserved By Arrian, And Illustrated By Ancient And Modern Authorities Containing An Account Of The First Navigation Attempted By Europeans In The Indian Ocean

By Vincent, William (Ed)

The Voyage Of Nearchus, From The Indus To The Euphrates. Collected From The Original Journal Preserved By Arrian, And Illustrated By Ancient And Modern Authorities Containing An Account Of The First Navigation Attempted By Europeans In The Indian Ocean. Vincent, William. Published by T. Cadell Jun. & W. Davies, London, 1797. First Edition. 530pp. Expertly rebound in full calf leather with banded spine and gilt stamped titles and marbled endpapers. Frontispiece, wide margins. 6 maps & charts of which 4 are folding, some geometrical figures, 1 table; errata and 'directions to the bookbinder' bound-in. A beautiful and rare volume in near fine condition; light soiling first few blank pages and frontispiece; gray/black inked notes on a few pages in very neat and tiny script; text block is clean with no paper loss or damage. A seminal work for scholars and a rare, fascinating volume for the collector. This work comprises an English version of Arrian's account of the celebrated voyage of Nearchus of Crete from Indus to the Tigris in 325 B.C. Nearchus, a commander of Alexander The Great's who undertook several independent expeditions during Alexander's campaigns across Asia. Arrian was a Greek historian and statesman during the Roman Period, who wrote about events that had occurred several hundred of years before his time. "My purpose was not to translate Arrian, but to make him intelligible to an English reader, and to investigate a variety of subjects, historical, geographical and commercial". Editor William Vincent 1739-1815, was the Dean of Westminister.

$1861.44