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Blokes Up North : Through the Heart of he Northwest Passage by Sail and Oar

By Oliver, Ken and Tony Lancashire. forword by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston

London: Lodestar Books, 2014. First edition. paperback with french flaps. Very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. 239 p. w/ color and b&w illus., kit list and stowage lan, further reading. The adventure memoir of two Royal Marines who followed the Northwest passage across the top of Canada, battling old, ice, and storms in an open boat. Uncommon.


Crazy Journey

By Hess, Alan

London: G. T. Foulis & Co., ca. 1953. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thin octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards, a bit more so to dust jacket, with a 1 inch tear near spine. 124 p. w/ illustrations. The travel narrative of three Englishmen in a standard A40 Austin, driving from Entebbe Uganda near the equator to Cairo, then from Marseilles to Jokkmokk, Sweden in the Arctic Circle.


The Log of the Maryland

By Frazar, Douglas

Boston: Lee & Shepard, Publishers, 1891. 2nd printing. Hardcover with illustrated spine & front board. Good. Octavo (standard size). Some wear to edges and corners of boards. No dust jacket issued. Corners bumped. Some soiling and spotting to covers. 386 p. w/ illus. An engaging memoir, with some embellishments, of a trading voyage in the bark MARYLAND from Boston (it seems) around the Cape of Good Hope to the Wusong (Woosung) District of Shanghao China in the 1850s, just before the Civil War.


Explorations of Kamchatka: North Pacific Scimitar. Report of a Journey Made to Explore Eastern Siberia in 1735-1741, by Order of the Russian Imperial Government.

By Krasheninnikov, Stephen Petrovich. trans;lated and with an introduction by E. A. P. Crownhart-Vaughan

Portland, OR: Oregon Historical Society, 1972. 1st edition by this publisher. Hardcover in full cloth. Very Good. No dust jacket issued. Quarto ( oversized ). Slight wear to edges and coerns of boards. Name of former owner stamped opposite title page, with some ink bleed across to title page. 374 p. w/ illustrations, maps, illustrated endpapers, notes, select bibliography, index. An attractive, complete, and unabridged English translation of this important work of Russian exploration. The expedition successfully made a good many observations and comments on the native peoples, flora and fauna, , geography and geology, and even linguistics.


The Life of Matthew Flinders

By Estensen, Miriam

Crows Nest, NSW, Australia: Allen & Unwin, 2002. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Thick octavo ( standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of dj and boards. 538 p. w/ illustrations, endnoites, bibliography, index. The life of the naval officer and circumnavigator of Australia Matthew Flinders, who died at the age of 41. He made three exploration voyages to the southern Pacific area and was a good cartographer. He was imprisoned by the French at Mauritius from 1803 - 1809, and his health never recovered. He died before his seminal work A VOYAGE TO TERRA AUSTRALIS was published.


The Travels of Friedrich Fischer : a Travel Account of a German Wanderbursche from Wiesbaden Germany, by Way of Constantinople and Alexandria to the Holy Land 1839 - 188, Prior to His Settlement in Evansville, Indiana 1849

By Fischer, Friedrich (1820 - 1898). translated from the original by Louise Schneider (Louise Caroline Brigitta Fiswcher)

Webster Groves, MO: Privately Printed, 1962. First edition. Plastic Comb Bound. Very Good. Thin quarto. Some wear to edges and corners of covers. 47 p. w/ additional unnumbered pages that include a 4 page glossary ( primarily geographical), a hand drawn geneology chart, and a well done by amateur large fold out map of southern Euope and the Near East highlighting Fischer's travels, with color added by hand to his outgoing and return routes. An uncommon bit of 19th century travel history, localy produced by the family of the traveler. Fischer, a cabinet maker, traveled to Alexandria via Istanbul, then to Jaffa and on to Jerusalem and elsewhere.


The Travel Diary of Robert Bargrave Levant Merchant 1647 - 1656

By Bargrave, Robert. edited by Michael G. Brennan

London: Hakluyt Society, 1999. First edition thus. Hardcover. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. Small quarto. Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. 288 p. w/illustrations, bibliography, index. Bargrave (1628-1661) traveled extensively between 1647 and 1656 for both mercantile anbd diplomatic purposes. Setting out in 1647 with the new ambassador to Turkey Sir Thomas Bendish, Bragrave travelled to Spain, throughout the Mediterranean, and on to Constantinople. His return and subsequent trips took him to Eastern and Central Europe, the interior of Spain, and north west Europe. Bargrave died on a 5th journey while accompanying his new benefactor the Earl of Winchilsea to his new ambassadorship to Constantinople, where he would be relieving Bendish. He died in Italy of fever under the care of his wife and was buried there.


Journal of a Voyage into the Mediterranean by Sir Kenelm Digby, A.D. 1628. Camden Society Old Series, 96, 1868

By Digby, Sir Kenelm. Edited by John Bruce

New York, NY: AMS Press, 1968. Reprint. Hardcover in blue cloth binding. Very Good without dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards. Slight bumping to heel of spine. 106 pages with footnotes and index. A memoir of Digby's adventures as an English privateer in the Mediterranean.