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A World Beneath the Sands: The Golden Age of Egyptology, Wilkinson, Toby. Published by W. W. Norton & Company, 2020. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 510pp. with glossy plates, index, bibliography. Cream boards with gilt titles. Both volume and unclipped jacket are in as new, unmarked condition. In A World Beneath the Sands, acclaimed Egyptologist Toby… Read more
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Erebus: One Ship, Two Epic Voyages, and the Greatest Naval Mystery of All Time, Michael Palin. Published by Random House Canada, Toronto, 2018. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 334pp. with index and sources; 2 sections of glossy color and black and white plates and, in text illustrations. Quarter black over blue textured boards, gilt titles, endpapers illustrated with… Read more
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Inventions Of The Middle Ages

by Chiara Frugoni

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Inventions Of The Middle Ages, Chiara Frugoni. Published by The Folio Society, 2008. Foreword written by Adam Hart-Davis. Translated by William McCuaig. 8vo up to 9½" tall., xii, [2], 186pp., with black and white and colour plates, index, bibliographical references. Quarter black cloth over illustrated boards, gilt spine titles. Housed in red slipcase. Both volume and slipcase are in fine,… Read more
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cover of Arabia Felix, The Danish Expedition of 1761 - 1767

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Arabia Felix, The Danish Expedition of 1761 - 1767, Hansen, Thorkild. Translated by James and Kathleen McFarlane. Published by Harper and Row, New York, 1962. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 381pp., index, illustrated with maps and black and white plates. Turquoise cloth boards with gilt titles. Bookplate to pastedown, name to versus of contents page, light outer… Read more
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The Expiring Continent: A Narrative of Travel In Senegambia

by Mitchinson, Alexander, William

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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… Read more
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The White Darkness

by Grann, David

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The White Darkness, Grann, David. Published by Doubleday, New York, 2018. First Edition.12mo up to 7½" tall., 142 p illustrated with photographs. White boards with silver titles, pictorial endpapers. Both volume and unclipped jacket are in fine, unmarked condition.
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Borneo and the Indian Archipelago with Drawings of Costumes and Scenery, By Frank S. Marryat, late midshipman from H.M.S. Samarang, surveying vessel. Published by Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, Paternoster-Row, London, 1848. First Edition. 4to up to 12" tall; Pp. (4), [v]-viii,[1]-232, colour chromolithograph frontispiece, colour-illustrated engraved title page, 20 leaves of chromolithograph plates, 37 woodcuts to text. Bound… Read more
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Maconochie's Gentlemen: The Story of Norfolk Island and the Roots of Modern Prison Reform, Morris, Norval. Published by Oxford University Press, 2003. Card covers. 213pp. Contents In fine, unread condition; light wear to card covers. In 1840, Alexander Maconochie, a privileged retired naval captain, became at his own request superintendent of two thousand twice-convicted prisoners… Read more
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Canada and the Pacific

by Charles Horetzky

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Canada and the Pacific, Charles Horetzky, Dawson Brothers Publishers, Montreal, 1874. First Edition. Full title: Canada on the Pacific: Being an Account of a Journey from Edmonton to the Pacific by the Peace River Valley, And of a Winter Voyage along the Western Coast of the Dominion; with Remarks on the Physical Features of the Pacific Railway Route and… Read more
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Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island

by Heyerdahl, Thor

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Aku-Aku: The Secret of Easter Island, Heyerdahl, Thor. Published by Rand McNally & Company, Chicago, 1958. First Printing July 1958, Book of the Month. 8vo up to 9½" tall., 384pp, 62 color photos; maps. Tan cloth boards with blind-stamped illustration front; gilt spine labels on red panel, mapped endpapers in tri-colour. Light dusting to outer edges; lightly shaken and otherwise… Read more
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Tropical Diseases

by Manson, Patrick

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Tropical Diseases, Manson, Patrick. Published by The Classics of Medicine Library, Birmingham, Alabama, 1984. 12mo up to 7½" tall. 607 pp. Dark blue leather with decorative gilt to boards and spine; 3 raised bands to spine; all edges gilt; marbled endpapers; reading ribbon. Former owner's label to front free endpaper; otherwise in pristine condition. Facsimile reprint of the original first… Read more
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The Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914

by Bell, Gertrude; Rosemary O'Brien

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The Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914, Bell, Gertrude; Rosemary O'Brien, editor. Published by Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, 2000. First Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 258pp. Illustrated with Bell's own black and white photographs and map of her journey through the Syrian Desert. Blue cloth boards with gilt spine titles, red endpapers. Volume is in fine condition without markings, tears or folds;… Read more
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The Spirit- Ridden Konde, D R Mackenzie. J.B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1925. First American edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. xvi, 17-318 pages with index, frontispiece, folding map and 15 plates. 8vo. Blue illustrated cloth boards with gilt stamped figure to front and gilt titles to spine. Subtitled: "A Record Of The Interesting But Steadily Vanishing Customs And… Read more
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cover of The Gardens of The Sun: Or A Naturalist's Journal On The Mountains And In The Forests And Swamps Of Borneo And The Sulu Archipelago

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The Gardens of The Sun: Or A Naturalist's Journal On The Mountains And In The Forests And Swamps Of Borneo And The Sulu Archipelago. Burbidge, F. W. London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1880. Assumed First Edition; more than one issue was printed in 1880 in at least 2 different styles; cloth back and a half leather edition. There is… Read more
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Alaska The Great Country

by Higginson, Ella

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Alaska The Great Country, Higginson, Ella. Published by MacMillan, New York, NY, 1908. First Edition/First Printing. 531 pages with 47 full page photo plates, a double paged color map of Alaska, and plated frontis of Alexander Baranoff. Hollow back binding; green boards with gilt titles front and spine; blind embossed armorial shields with red embossed totem pole; gilt top edge,… Read more
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The Search for Tutankhamun

by Thomas Pearsall Field

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The Search for Tutankhamun: The Untold Story of Adventure and Intrigue Surrounding the Greatest Modern Archaeological Find by Hoving, Thomas Pearsall Field . Published by Simon & Schuster, N.Y., 1978. Book Club Edition. 8vo up to 9½" tall. 328 pages with index and color photographs. Beige cloth boards with blue spine titles; blue and white mapped end papers. Light wear… Read more
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cover of 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, 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.… Read more
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Alaska, 1899, Copper River Exploring Expedition

by Abercrombie, Captain W. R.

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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… Read more
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Kabloona

by Gontran De Poncins. Alexandria, Virginia

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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… Read more
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Journey to the Polar Sea

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

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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… Read more
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