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New York, 1924., 1924.. Very good. - Octavo, 9 inches high by 6 inches wide. Softcover, a 4-page menu with an elaborately illustrated cover page portraying polar bears seated at a dinner table aboard ship with the heading "Tima" and "Chimo; Chimo". A banner proclaiming "Our Absent Brethren" is at the head of the title with vignettes… Read more
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DEAR VAGABONDS: The Adventures of Roy and Brownie Adams.

by Hall, Gordon Langley [later known as Dawn Langley Simmons].

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Published
(1964).
Condition
Good
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$75.00

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New York: Tara Books, (1964)., (1964).. Good. - Octavo, 8-7/8 inches high by 5-3/4 inches wide. Rust brown boards titled in gilt on the spine, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with its spine faded. There is dampstaining to the inner flap of the jacket's front panel and to the jacket's rear… Read more
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED by the Scottish Sportsman & Explorer JOHN MACGREGOR, who is said to have practically invented the "sport" of kayaking.

by MacGregor, John "Rob Roy" (1825-1892). Scottish explorer who practically invented the "sport" of canoeing or kayaking.

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Published
[1860's]
Condition
Very good
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$200.00

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Temple, (London), February 23, circa [1860's], [1860's]. Very good. - Approximately 30 words penned on 6 inch high by 3-7/8 inch wide creamy white paper. MacGregor writes thanking the recipient for her "note & the Resolution of the Committee". He goes on to outline the numerous lectures he is scheduled to give at the price of 50 pounds… Read more
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"BILLY BOW-LEGS AND THE STORM GOD: The Seminole Indians Have a Human Advance Agent of the Weather - And Can Vanish Whenever a Hurricane Kicks Up". A VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC OFFPRINT BROADSIDE, apparently published for members of the Adventurers' Club of New York.

by Kuhn de Prorok, Byron (1896-1954). Hungarian-American amateur archaeologist, anthropologist and author. Regarded as the original tomb raider or grave robber.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
1944.
Condition
Very good
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$125.00

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New York: Offprint from The American Weekly, September 24, 1944., 1944.. Very good. - A 16-1/2 inch high by 11-1/2 inch wide broadside offprint on glossy paper. Apparently published for the members of the Adventurers' Club of New York, Count Byron de Prorok's essay, printed in four columns, is illustrated with a half-page depiction of Seminole Indians taking… Read more
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London J. Miles and Co., Ltd., circa [1923]., [1923].. Very good. - Octavo, 10 inches high by 6-1/4 inches wide. Softcover, self-wraps illustrated with a photograph of a rhinoceros on the cover page. This four-page brochure, advertising a series of lectures by Major A. Radclyffe Dugmore accompanied by showings of his film "The Wonderland of Big Game" is… Read more
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image of LIVES AND VOYAGES OF DRAKE, CAVENDISH, AND DAMPIER. Including an Introductory View of the Earlier Discoveries in the South Sea, and the History of the Bucaniers. With Portraits on Steel.

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New York: Printed and Published by J. & J. Harper, 1832., 1832.. Good. - 32mo, 5-7/8 inches high by 3-3/4 inches wide. Full light brown calf with gilt ruled raised bands. All edges are marbled. The covers are scuffed and rubbed with slight wear to the head and tail of the spine. The leather labels are missing from… Read more
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Breslau [lower Germany, now Poland]: De l'Imprimerie de Guillaume Theophile Korn, 1801., 1801.. Fair. - Octavo, 8-3/4 inches high by 5-5/8 inches wide. Three-quarter calf & marbled boards. Both volumes are lacking the spines. The corners are worn and the marbled paper covering the boards is heavily rubbed and chipped with damage to the paper at the bottom… Read more
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FOUR ORIGINAL 19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHS OF CANOEISTS ON A FROZEN ALASKAN LAKE.

by (Stoddard, Seneca Ray). Pond, Major James B.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
[1890].
Condition
Good
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$175.00

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[1890]., [1890].. Good. - What is being offered here are four original 4-1/8 inch high by 6-1/2 inch wide photographs apparently attributed to Seneca Ray Stoddard by impresario Major James B. Pond. They date from the late 1880's to the early 1890's. Three of the four photographs depict 2 men in a canoe on a lake which appears… Read more
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CAPTAIN JAMES COOK: A Bibliographical Excursion.

by Holmes, Sir Maurice.

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Published
(1968).
Condition
Very good
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$10.00

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New York: Burt Franklin, (1968)., (1968).. Very good. - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt. The binding is lightly soiled. 103 pages. Illustrated with 11 plates [facsimiles] printed in black on a gray ground. Very good. Reprint of the 1952 edition.Burt Franklin: Research & Source Works Series 262. Literature of Discovery, Exploration, and Geography 4.
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image of A WINTER IN LAPLAND AND SWEDEN, With Various Observations Relating to Finmark and its Inhabitants; Made during a residence at Hammerfest, near the North Cape. By Arthur de Capell Brooke, M.A.F.R.S. etc.

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London: John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1827., 1827.. Very good. - Quarto, 11-1/8 inches high by 9 inches wide. Bound in contemporary three-quarter brown calf & marbled boards, rebacked with a new brown calf spine, titled with rules in gilt on the spine. The edges are marbled. The binding is enhanced by marbled endpapers with new maroon cloth hinges.… Read more
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TEFEDEST: Meharee au Sahara Central.

by Carl, Louis; and Petit, Joseph.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
(1953).
Condition
Good
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$25.00

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Paris & Grenoble, Arthaud, (1953)., (1953).. Good. - Small quarto, rebound into modern maroon tree calf with raised bands on the spine. The head of the spine is very lightly chipped. 260 &[11] pages, illustrated with several pages of photographs by Georges Bourdelon and a frontispiece relief map of the "Massifs de la Tefedest et de l'Atakor". … Read more
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A GENERAL COLLECTION OF VOYAGES AND TRAVELS, INCLUDING THE MOST INTERESTING RECORDS OF NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS, FROM THE DISCOVERY OF AMERICA, BY COLUMBUS, IN 1492, TO THE TRAVELS OF LORD VALENTIA. VOL. XI.

by (Phipps, Captain; Forrest, Captain Thomas; Wilson, Captain Henry; Phillip, Governor; Fielding, Henry; and Thunburg, Charles Peter).

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
1813.
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Good
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$35.00

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London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813., 1813.. Good. - Octavo, 6-7/8 inches high by 4-1/8 inches wide. Bound in plain gray publisher's boards. Although the covers are still attached, the joints are split and a large piece at the head of the spine is lacking. The spine is darkened, chipped and torn. The boards are rubbed, stained and… Read more
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London: July 30 and August 12, 1925., 1925.. Very good. - Letter penned in black ink & filling 1-1/2 sides of a 5-3/4 inch high by 4-3/4 inch wide sheet of cream letterhead with her London address printed in raised lettering in black at top right of the recto. Signed "Rosita Forbes" There is a paper-clip mark to… Read more
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FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO TOUR MANAGER JAMES B. POND SIGNED BY NOTED ENGLISH EXPLORER ROSITA FORBES APOLOGIZING PROFUSELY FOR NUMEROUS "CRIMES" SHE HAS COMMITTED.

by Forbes, Rosita. (1890-1967). Noted English expilorer and travel writer.

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Blue Mountain Books & Manuscripts, Ltd.
Published
[1926].
Condition
Very good
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$275.00

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New York: February 17, [1926]., [1926].. Very good. - Four-page letter penned in black ink & filling both sides of 2 sheets of 9-1/4 inch high by 6 inch wide Hotel Webster letterhead with the address printed in raised lettering at the top of each sheet. Signed "Rosita Forbes". At top left of each sheet there is a… Read more
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London: April 23, [1925]., [1925].. Good. - Letter penned in blue ink & filling both sides of a 5-3/4 inch high by 4-3/4 inch wide sheet of cream letterhead with her London address printed in raised lettering in black at top right of the recto. Signed "Rosita Forbes". There are several rust stains to the letter left by… Read more
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AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED BY MISS MINTY LAMB, ADOPTED DAUGHTER OF JOURNALIST GEORGE R. SIMS, SEEKING TO DISCUSS AN AMERICAN LECTURE TOUR WITH JAMES B. POND.

by Lamb, Miss Minty. Youthful would-be lecturer who was adopted at the age of three by her uncle, the well-known journalist George R. Sims.

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Published
1927.
Condition
Good
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$75.00

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Chilworth, Surrey, U.K.: June 12th, 1927., 1927.. Good. - Letter penned in black ink and filling both sides of a light gray 10-3/8 inch high by 6-7/8 inch wide sheet of letterhead with her address printed in raised lettering in blind at the top. Signed "Minty Lamb". Together with a carbon copy of Pond's reply. There are 2… Read more
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NORTH WEST TO HUDSON BAY: The Life and Times of Jens Munk.

by Hansen, Thorkild.

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Published
1970.
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Very good
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$10.00

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London: Collins, 1970., 1970.. Very good. - Octavo, dark gray cloth. 348 pages. Black-and-white illustrations reproduced from contemporary prints and charts. Very good. <p>First edition in English, translated by James McFarlane and John Lynch.<p>Jens Munk [1579-1628] was a Danish-Norwegian navigator and explorer. He entered into the service of King Christian IV of Denmark and is most noted for… Read more
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THE GREEK ISLANDS AND TURKEY AFTER THE WAR.

by Field, Henry M.

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Published
1885.
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Good
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$25.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1885., 1885.. Good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in gilt on the spine with black ruled frames on the covers. The top edge is gilt. The covers are rubbed and bumped. 228 pages, plus 4 pages of the publisher's ads, illustrated with 3 full-page color maps. The text block is cracked at the… Read more
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FAR HORIZONS.

by Desmond, Alice Curtis.

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Published
1932.
Condition
Very good
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$10.00

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New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1932., 1932.. Very good. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY ALICE CURTIS DESMOND - Octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The covers are lightly rubbed and the head & tail of the spine are lightly bumped. 235 pages, with endpaper maps and 32 illustrations on 31 plates. Very good. <p>Second… Read more
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image of TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR DISTRICTS OF AFRICA by M. Le Vaillant. [Together with] TRAVELS IN EGYPT AND LIBYA, by Mr. Browne. [And]: TRAVELS IN THE INTERIOR OF SOUTHERN AFRICA, by Mr. John Barrow. Bound together into Volume XXI of "A General Collection of Voyages and Travels, including the most interesting records of Navigators and Travellers, from the Discovery of America, by Columbus, in 1492, to the travels of Lord Valentia. (volume 21 only, complete in itself).

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London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1813., 1813.. Fair. - Octavo, 6-7/8 inches high by 4-1/8 inches wide. Bound in plain gray publisher's boards. The spine is lacking and the front cover is detached. The boards are rubbed, soiled and bumped with wear to the edges. iv & 380 deckle-edged pages, illustrated with a folding map of… Read more
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