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Image for <b> The Livingstone Touch </b><br>[Exploration - 19th Century Africa]

The Livingstone Touch
[Exploration - 19th Century Africa]

By: Birkinshaw, Philip

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Cape Town, South Africa:, Purnell and Sons: 1973.

Edition: First Edition – First Printing.

Seller ID: 006686


A selection of writings by David Livingstone selected to present a man who fell in love with Africa and did not condescend as many Europeans of the time did.No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal retail handling to dust jacket and inset map; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket in new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Fold-out map drawn by Livingstone unique in that many place names are no longer used . View more info

Image for <b>The Everest-Lhotse Adventure </b><br>[Mountaineering]

The Everest-Lhotse Adventure
[Mountaineering]

By: Eggler, Albert; Translated by Hugh Merrick

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, Harper & Brothers,: [No date, c1957] Printed in Great Britain.

Edition: First American Translation.

Seller ID: 008705


An account of the 1956 Swiss ascent of Everest becoming the first Europeans to succeed and the first ascent of Lhotse. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has age-toning on the spine and moderate handling wear on the edges. Ref: Neate 240. View more info

Image for <b>Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia   </b>

Travels in North America, in the Years 1841-2; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia

By: Lyell, Charles

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York:, Wiley & Putnam,: 1856.

Edition: Later Edition. This one not found in OCLC.

Seller ID: 008926


An important early work on American geology and geography. "Interesting valuable, and scientific" - Sabin. ----- "Lyell's powers of close, accurate observation, coupled with his judicious temper, render his works on America among the best of his generation" - Clark. --------- “a critic of Darwin” (ODNB). While researching for his book, his trips into the field included Canada, Richmond, Norfolk, the Dismal Swamp, Charleston, Augusta, and west to Ci... View more info

Image for <b>Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883: Johan Adrian Jacobsen. An Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America  </b>

Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883: Johan Adrian Jacobsen. An Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America

By: Adrian. Translated by Erna Gunther. Johan Adrian Jacobsen Woldt (Author)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009541


Johan Adrian Jacobsen (1853 - 1947) was a Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer. He is mainly known as a collector of ethnographical objects, and a recruiter of indigenous peoples for the ethnographical shows for a zoo in Hamburg. Starting in mid-1881, Jacobsen was hired by the Berlin Museum to gather ethnographic objects and other specimens. His travels took him from the Arctic to South America, North America, Korea, Japan, Siberia, and the South Sea Islands.... View more info

Image for <b> The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram" 1910-1912 </b>[Polar Exploration]

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram" 1910-1912 [Polar Exploration]

By: Amundsen, Roald

Price: $275.00

Publisher: New York, Lee Keedick: 1913

Edition: First American Edition.

Seller ID: 009663


A detailed, well-written first person account documenting Roald Amundsen's successful expedition to the South Pole. First American Edition. 2 Volumes. Complete. 8vo; 23.5 cm.; 9.25 inches tall. xxxv, [1], 392; x, 449 pp. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. Frontis of Amundsen with tissue guard. Appendix I, II, III, IV, & V; Index; 52 photographic illustrations (mostly full page), 20 maps and charts including fold out toward rear. Publisher's bl... View more info

Image for <b>Med Ornen Mot Polen: Andrees PolarExpedition Ar 1897  </b><br>[Polar Exploration]

Med Ornen Mot Polen: Andrees PolarExpedition Ar 1897
[Polar Exploration]

By: Andree, S.A., Strindberg, Nils & Fraenkel, Knut

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Albert Bonnier Forlag: 1930

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010031


First Edition, First Printing. Text is in Swedish. Story of this tragic attempt on the North Pole in a balloon in 1897. Their remains and journal were only found in 1930 on White Island. ---- S. A. Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition of 1897 was an effort to reach the North Pole in which all three expedition members perished. S. A. Andrée (1854-97), the first Swedish balloonist, proposed a voyage by hydrogen balloon from Svalbard to either Russia or Canada, which... View more info

Image for <b> Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7 </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7
[Polar Exploration]

By: Back, George (1796-1878)

Price: $2,195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1838

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009500


The first edition of "one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration." George Back covered over 7500 miles, 1200 of which were previously unknown territory. His narrative holds literary esteem and is "full of details about the Cree, Chippewa, Coppermine Indians, and other tribes, upon whom members of the exhibition were obliged to depend during a terrible winter" [Hill] Back was commissioned to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet an... View more info

Image for <b>The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580  </b><br>[Elizabethan England]

The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake: 1577-1580
[Elizabethan England]

By: Bawlf, Samuel

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Walker Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009505


Samuel Bawlf masterfully recounts the drama of this extraordinary expedition within the context of England's struggle to withstand the aggression of Catholic Europe and Drake's ambition for English enterprise in the Pacific. He offers fascinating insight into life at sea in the sixteenth century from the dangers of mutiny and the lack of knowledge about wind and current to the arduous physical challenges faced every day by Drake's men. But it is Bawlf's assertion ... View more info

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Arctic and Antarctic. A Prospect of the Polar Region

By: Bertram, Colin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Cambridge, W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.: 1958

Edition: New Edition [Entirely Revived]

Seller ID: 010064


New Edition [Entirely Revived] First Published in 1939. Blue ribbed cloth Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with a scuff to top corners. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has some hand soli and light wear. 23.5 cm.; 9.25 inches tall; 123 pages. Illustrated with photographs and wood cuts and fold-out map. View more info

Image for <b>Everest South West Face  </b><br>[Mountaineering]

Everest South West Face
[Mountaineering]

By: Bonington, Sir Chris

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London:, Hodder & Stoughton Ltd,: 1973.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008704


Account of the unsuccessful attempt in 1972 with Dougal Haston and Hamish MacInnes. Bindings tight and square. Text clean. Minimal handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. REF Neate B129 View more info

Image for <b>The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: [Being the journals of his first and third, and the letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is ... by Andres Bernaldez </b>(Argonaut Press, v. 9)

The Voyages of Christopher Columbus: [Being the journals of his first and third, and the letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is ... by Andres Bernaldez (Argonaut Press, v. 9)

By: Columbus, Christopher ; Jane, Cecil - Editor

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Amsterdam : N. Israel; New York, Da Capo Press: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition, Thus

Seller ID: 009507


The introduction gives the scope and an evaluation of the historical sources of the person and the activities of Christopher Columbus. Original title page reads: The Voyages of Christopher Columbus being the Journals of his first and third, and the Letters concerning his first and last voyages, to which is added the account of his second voyage written by Andres Bernaldez.Now newly translated and edited with an introduction and notes by Cecil Jane. View more info

Image for <b>The Alps  </b><br>[Mountaineering] [Illustrated by McCormick, A. D.]

The Alps
[Mountaineering] [Illustrated by McCormick, A. D.]

By: Conway, W. Martin

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London , Adam and Charles Black: 1904

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 0010010


A travel and mountaineering classic describing the Alps featuring [70] Captioned tissue-guarded color plates.“The illustrations seem to us almost the most successful specimens of colour- printing we have met with…” -The Spectator, 1904.Sir Martin Conway is artist as well as traveler, and the book is full of pictures of chance impressions caught on the mountains, of which we can only say that their fidelity is as remarkable as their intrinsic beauty. [... View more info

Image for <b>Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description  </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description
[Polar Exploration]

By: Cyriax, Richard J. (1885-1967)

Price: $1,125.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009495


The first edition of one of the rarest works on the twentieth-century Franklin search. This important scholarly account of Franklin's last voyage is based largely on the account of George McClintock. Scarcity due to many copies being destroyed during WW II London bombing which hit Metheun's warehouse. Only two other copies are recorded by ABPC and RBH. Compiled from both published and non-published sources. Of importance is the account addr... View more info

Image for <b> For Honor & Country: Diary of Bruno De Hezeta </b><br>[Spanish Exploration; Oregon]

For Honor & Country: Diary of Bruno De Hezeta
[Spanish Exploration; Oregon]

By: De Hezeta, Bruno ; Beals, Herbert K. Translationa and Annotation

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Oregon, Western Imprints, The Press of the Oregon Historical Society: 1985

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009533


Hezeta's Diary is an account in the unembellished idiom of a seaman. But it remains a compelling yarn of high-seas adventure and discovery, set in a time [1776] when most of America's Northwest coast was terra incognita to Europeans. Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket. No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. 4to; 26 cm.; 10 inches tall; 167 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Series: North Pacific Studies. View more info

Image for <b>High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition, Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia  </b><br>[Mountaineering]

High in the Thin Cold Air: The Story of the Himalayan Expedition, Led by Sir Edmund Hillary, Sponsored by World Book Encyclopedia
[Mountaineering]

By: Doig, Desmond; Hillary, Sir Edmund

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York:, Doubleday & Company, Inc. ,: 1962.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing. This American edition preceded the UK version and shows color photos the UK edition does not.

Seller ID: 008594


A record of the Himalayan scientific and mountaineering expedition of 1960-61. The purpose was to search for the yeti [Abominable Snowman] and study the effects of high altitude over a prolonged period. Also includes the record of the disaster in attempting to scale Makalu and Team members Barry Bishop, Mike Ward, Wally Ramones, & Mike Gill made 1st ascent of Ama Dablam.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Dust ... View more info

Image for <b> A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands, and Around the World in the Years 1826–1829 </b>

A Voyage to California, the Sandwich Islands, and Around the World in the Years 1826–1829

By: Duhaut-Cilly, Auguste

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Berkerly, University of California Press,: 1999.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009045


"This is the definitive translation of the most important travel account of California before the American conquest. Duhaut-Cilly's observations are those of the outsider with the most insider access of any visitor. It is a lively read, endlessly fascinating for all those interested in the early history of the Golden State, and a natural supplement to all courses on its past."—James Sandos, author of Rebellion in the Borderlands No Flaws or Blemishes bu... View more info

Image for <b>Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27.  </b><br> [Four volumes, Complete]

Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27.
[Four volumes, Complete]

By: Franklin, John (1786-1847)

Price: $1,295.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1829

Seller ID: 009511


The Coppermine Expedition of 1819-1822 had as its goal the exploration of the northern coast of Canada, which was accessed by way of the Coppermine River. The British expedition was organized by the Royal Navy as part of its attempt to discover and map the Northwest Passage. It was the first of three Arctic expeditions to be led by John Franklin, and also included George Back and Dr. John Richardson, both of whom would become notable Arctic explorers in their own right. ... View more info

Image for <b>Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions  </b>

Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions

By: Gallenkamp, Charles

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009856


A journey through the tremendous discoveries and unforgettable adventures of the Central Asiatic Expeditions of 1922-1930 describes how a fossil-hunting team, led by Roy Chapman Andrews, braved raging sandstorms, murderous bandits, political intrigue, civil war, and conflicts between the United States and China as it searched for evidence of dinosaurs and other extinct creatures in the Gobi Desert. Roy Chapman Andrews (January 26, 1884 - March 11, 1960) was an Am... View more info

Image for <b>The World Encompassed: The First European Maritime Empires, C. 800-1650  </b>

The World Encompassed: The First European Maritime Empires, C. 800-1650

By: Geoffrey Vaughn Scammell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Berkley and Los Angles, Houghtom Mifflin Company: 1981

Seller ID: 009540


A study of European exploration and colonization includes examinations of the expansion of the English, Spanish, Dutch, French, and Portuguese empires. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; minor aging to front text-block; Previous owner's embossed stamp on first blank page. Dust Jacket is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has no flaws to note. 8vo; 24 cm.; 9.5 inches tall; 538 pages with Chapter Notes, and index. Some illustration and ma... View more info

Image for <b> The Polar Regions in the Twentieth Century </b><br>[Arctic Exploration]

The Polar Regions in the Twentieth Century
[Arctic Exploration]

By: Greely, Major General A. W.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Boston:, Little, Brown and Company,: 1928.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008155


The author distinguished himself in the Civil War; survived a harrowing journey toward the North Pole in 1881 - 1883. He was trapped on Cape Sabine, losing all of his crew but six. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Lacking Dust jacket. Previous owner's name discretely on front end page. A lovely full-color map of the Arctic Regions is attached at the rear and there are 27 photographic plates illustrating the ... View more info