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Travel, Geography & Exploration:Australia & Oceania

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...<b> The Southern Ark: Zoological Discovery in New Zealand, 1769-1900 </b><br>, Andrews, J. R. H.
1 Andrews, J. R. H. ... The Southern Ark: Zoological Discovery in New Zealand, 1769-1900

Hawaii: Univ of Hawaii Press, 1988 0824811925
 First Edition, First Printing. Fine Hardcover in a Near Fine Dust Jacket.
 
The Southern Ark surveys 130 years of discovery, description and illustration of New Zealand's unique fauna.

It begins with the voyages of Captain Cook and concludes at the end of the Victorian era. Drawing on the writings of Joseph Banks, Richard Owens, and Richard Taylor and illustrations by artists such as Gould, Lear, and Wolf.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Jacket has minor closed tear from handling upper edge.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b>Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.  </b><br>, Butterworth, Hezekiah
2 Butterworth, Hezekiah ...Zigzag Journeys in Australia; or, A Visit to the Ocean World.

Boston: Estes and Lauriat, 1891.
 First Edition, Early Printing.
 Hardcover. Bindings format 1.
 8vo, 319 pages followed by 8 pages of publisher's Adverts.
 Fully illustrated with pictorial endpages, plates and in-text drawings. Decorated endpages. Illustrations on endpapers printed in blue; some illustrations engraved by Barbant and Hildibrand.
 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Publishers' green cloth covered boards with stamped titles and decorations in black and gilt.
 
Price: 85.00 USD
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...<b> 30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account  </b><br>, Carey, Peter
3 Carey, Peter ... 30 Days in Sydney: A Wildly Distorted Account

New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2001.
 1582341664
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
  SIGNED by the Author.
 
Peter Carey captures our imagination with a brilliant and unexpected portrait of Sydney. This is the second title in the phenomenally well-received Writer in the City series, in which some of the world's finest novelists reveal the secrets of the city they know best.

No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality.
 
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…<B>Adventures in New Guinea.</b>, Chalmers, James
4 Chalmers, James Adventures in New Guinea.
London: The Religious Tract Society. 1889 Early Edition. Hardcover.

 6 engraved illustrations, including frontispiece. 
Decorated boards with title in gilt band. Bindings firm. Lower corners rubbed. Previous owner's name on flyleaf; Closed tear top page 192. [last page]. Text clean with light even toning. Occasional minor staining. 192 pages. 5.75 inches tall.

Born in Scotland, James Chalmers was a missionary in New Guinea.

Very early explorations and first-hand descriptions of land and people.

 
Price: 145.00 USD

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...<b> Gourd Growers of the South Seas: An Introduction to the Study of the Lagenaria Gourd in the Culture of the Polynesians  </b><br>Ethnographical Series No. 2., Dodge, Ernest S.
5 Dodge, Ernest S. ... Gourd Growers of the South Seas: An Introduction to the Study of the Lagenaria Gourd in the Culture of the Polynesians
Ethnographical Series No. 2.

Boston: The Gourd Society of America, 1943.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover,
 33 plates in black and white.
 
The second publication of The Gourd Society of America.

Green cloth with gilt titles. Minor handling wear. Test clean though toned. Previous owners name on front-free-end-page. 8.75 inches tall, xiii, 119 pages. Large folding chart of use categories.

Lagenaria is a genus of gourd-bearing vines in the squash family commonly called the the bottle gourd, and has been domesticated. The gourds of the various species may be harvested young and used as a vegetable. More commonly, the gourds are harvested mature, then dried, and used in making utensils (including musical instruments and containers).

 
Price: 45.00 USD

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...<b>Map: Australia Physical and Political by A. Guyot 1871 in Four Color from Geographical Series.</b>, Guyot, A.
6 Guyot, A. ...Map: Australia Physical and Political by A. Guyot 1871 in Four Color from Geographical Series.
New York: Charles Scribner & Company, 1871 Flat sheet.
 
Map: Australia Physical and Political by A. Guyot 1871.
Aprox. Height: 9.625 inches; Length: 12.125 inches. Rear of Map is page 89 of text.
Map in Four colors. Minor edge wear. Lower left corner closed chips. Staple holes show on lower edge. As expected age-toning.
The print was saved from a book that was beyond repair or use. Easily minimally trimmed for framing.

From Guyot’s Geographical Series. The Earth and Its Inhabitants.

Common School Geography. New York: 1871. Facsimile of title page included 
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...<b>Pearls and Savages: Adventures in the Air, on Land and Sea in New Guinea.</b><br>, Hurley, Frank.
7 Hurley, Frank. ...Pearls and Savages: Adventures in the Air, on Land and Sea in New Guinea.

New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1924.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.

 Illustrated with numerous plates from photos. [80]. Tissue guarded frontispiece. Photo decorated endpapers. 
This definitive volume on New Guinea describes the people, wildlife, culture, art, architecture, missionaries, and headhunters.

Green linen-cloth covered boards. Stamped titles in gilt, Top edge gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Light even toning. Minimal shelf wear.

A handsome collectible copy, not often seen in such nice condition.

Captain Frank Hurley an Australian photographer and film maker details his adventures in New Guinea among the aborigines.

An avid and seasoned explorer Hurley survived Shackleton's "Endurance" expedition. He planned this expedition while marooned on Elephant Island. [from the preface].

During WWI he was a war correspondent/photographer. The resulting photos in this volume are of excellent quality in subject matter and composition.
 
Price: 325.00 USD

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...<b>Geography of New Zealand For Senior Pupils in the Public Schools, Scholarship Candidates, and Pupil Teachers.  </b><br>, MacDonald, J. R.
8 MacDonald, J. R. ...Geography of New Zealand For Senior Pupils in the Public Schools, Scholarship Candidates, and Pupil Teachers.

Wellington & Christchurch, New Zealand: Gordon & Gotch, 1903.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 12mo; [8], 118, [2] p. : ill., diagrs., charts, maps ; 19 cm. 7.5 inches.
 Illustrated with 25 Maps and 16 b/w Illustrations.
 
Blind-stamped blue cloth. Bindings tight and square, though front-hinge starting. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.

Ref: LcCon: 06025739 ; OCLC: 991441605
 
Price: 34.95 USD

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...<b>Headhunting in the Solomon Islands Around the Coral Sea  </b><br>, Mytinger, Caroline
9 Mytinger, Caroline ...Headhunting in the Solomon Islands Around the Coral Sea

New York: The Macmillan Company, 1942.
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 Illustrated with in-text drawings and two page drawings.
 
An account of a remarkable adventure from 1926 – 1930. The goal of the two women, one a portrait painter the other a ukulele playing jac-of-all-trades was to make a pictorial record of " backward human beings who are fast vanishing from this earth before the advances of civilization: " The people group were the Melanesians also called headhunters.

Black and gold spine titles, front decoration. Bindings square and tight. Text clean moderate even toning. Minimal handling wear with sunning to the spine. Lacking dust Jacket. 8.5 inches tall. 416 pages.
 
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...<b>New Zealand  </b>, Reeves, Hon, William Pember
10 Reeves, Hon, William Pember ...New Zealand
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1908. First Trade Edition. Hardcover.

 Illustrations from Paintings by F. and W. Wright. 
An early book on New Zealand, with chapters on Geography, Country Life, Sports, Forestry, Fire and Water, Alsp and Fiords, Islands, Tourist Tips.

Color fold-out map attached at rear. 75 tissue-guarded color plates. Brown cloth titled in gilt and decorated green, white and black Maori inspired designs. Bindings Tight and Square. Text clean, light even toning. Light handling wear. Very minor cloth pucker at center front edge. 241 pages with index, plus publisher advertisement. 8.75 inches tall.

The author's comprehensive study as NZ emerged from the Victorian era is contained in seven chapters covering the main islands and the cities, country life, sports, forests, fire and water (volcanic and thermal activity), alps, fiords and sanctuary and the outlying islands. His appendix is an advisory for tourists. A particularly impressive aspect of this fine publication is the 75 color paintings by the Wrights, the majority depicting various views of NZ landscapes, with a number showing aspects of Maori life, each painting has a tissue guard sheet.

 
Price: 80.00 USD

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...<b>African and Oceanic Art   </b>, Trowell, Margaret; Nevermann, Hans
11 Trowell, Margaret; Nevermann, Hans ...African and Oceanic Art
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1968 0810980061 / 9780810980068 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Carefully handled, Text clean, Bindings firm. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.

Dance masks, fetish figures, reliquaries, and purely decorative objects are lavishly illustrated with carefully chosen examples and are related to the geographical, religious, and social conditions that inspired them.

 
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...<b>Fia Fia A Novel of the South Pacific.</b>, Ullman, James Ramsey.
12 Ullman, James Ramsey. ...Fia Fia A Novel of the South Pacific.
Cleveland and New York: World Publishing Company, 1962 First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Pale green cloth covered boards with titles and decorations in two colors. Bindings tight and square, text clean. Some toning and age spotting in text.
Dust jacket designed by Leo Manso has the price of $4,95 In a protective Mylar sleeve. Toned with moderated wear to flap edges and corners.

 
Price: 10.00 USD

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...<b> Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded </b><br>, Winchester, Simon
13 Winchester, Simon ... Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
 0066212855
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 8vo; 416 pages with index and further reading suggestions. In-text illustrations.
 
Everyone's favorite geologist takes on a volcanic eruption that killed nearly 40,000 people and changed the climate for years.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality.
 
Price: 12.95 USD

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...<b>Beneath Philippine Seas  </b><br>, Yin, Robert
14 Yin, Robert ...Beneath Philippine Seas

Makati City, Philippines: Bookmark, 1997.
 9789715692434
 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 
Beautiful underwater photographs by award-winning photographer, Robert Yin.

No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.
 
Price: 19.95 USD

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...<b> Australia for the Visitor </b>, [Australia, Travel Guide] Bank of New South Wales
15 [Australia, Travel Guide] Bank of New South Wales ... Australia for the Visitor
Sydney: Halstead Press, 1956.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover in Dust Jacket.
 Fully illustrated with b/w photographs, maps in color.
 8.5 inches tall. 217 pages with index.
 
Map endpages. Previous owners stamp on endpages. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Light wear with minor wear at spine tips.
 
Price: 35.00 USD
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...<b> Tasmania: A Place to Remember </b><br>, [Australia] Dale, Michelle
16 [Australia] Dale, Michelle ... Tasmania: A Place to Remember

Tasmania, Australia: United Press, 1992,
 0646104470 / 9780646104478 First Edition, First Printing.
 Hardcover in slipcase.
 Beautiful color photographs by Dennis Harding.
 
No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Slip case has one bump on bottom due to retail handling. Book is flawless. 
Price: 39.95 USD
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...<b>Men of the Jungle  </b>, [Australia] Idriess, Jon L.
17 [Australia] Idriess, Jon L. ...Men of the Jungle
Sydney Australia Angus and Robertson 1936 Seventh Edition Hardcover in Dust Jacket.

 Front endpages are maps, illustrated with period photographs. 
Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. The dust jacket has light handling with toning to white of rear panel. Some tape reinforcement to underside.

An absorbing account of Ion Idriess's adventures in the Jungles of North Queensland during the early part of this century, illustrated with numerous notes on the unique wildlife and characters of the region.

“Mr Idriess’s vivid pages recall busy days when Cooktown was lively with prospectors from northern Peninsula goldfields; when men from the south-western tin-fields, from the beautiful Bloomfield and those wild outposts, the Scrub Camp and China Camp, made the old town merry..” quoted from the Foreword by Charles Patching.

 
Price: 65.00 USD

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...<b>Illustrated Australia and New Zealand  </b><br>, [Boy Scouts] Boyce, William D.
18 [Boy Scouts] Boyce, William D. ...Illustrated Australia and New Zealand

Chicago and New York: Rand McNally & Company, 1922.
 First Edition – First Printing.
 Hardcover.
 8vo; xvii, 381 pages. 8.75 inches tall.
 
Author SIGNED gift-card pasted-in on verso of front-free end-page.

Green cloth covered boards with stamped gilt titles. Fully illustrated with photographs. Color Map End-pages. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear.
A collectible copy.

A history and geography of Australia and New Zealand from the noted map publishers Rand McNally.

The Author noted traveler W.D. Boyce also founded the Boy Scout movement in North America.
 
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…<b>Cannibal-Land. Adventures with a Camera in the New Hebrides.</b>, [Vanuatu] Johnson, Martin
19 [Vanuatu] Johnson, Martin Cannibal-Land. Adventures with a Camera in the New Hebrides.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1929. Later Printing. Hardcover.

 
Illustrated with photographs by the author, the famous explorer Martin Johnson, who later became the noted documentary filmmaker in Africa with his wife, Osa.

Bindings square and tight. Text clean with previous owner’s name on front paste-down. Minimal handling. Lacks dust jacket.

New Hebrides, named for the Hebrides Scottish archipelago, was the colonial name for the island group in the South Pacific Ocean that now is the nation of Vanuatu. Native people had inhabited the islands for three thousand years before the first Europeans arrived in 1606 from a Spanish expedition led by Pedro Fernandes de Queirós. The islands were colonized by both the British and French in the 18th century, shortly after Captain James Cook visited the islands.

 
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