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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

ISBN: 0360001637

Condition: Very Good in a Very Good Dust Jacket.


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

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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>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

Condition: Very Good


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.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sle... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 blue cloth, titles stamped in gilt. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Endpapers... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 was to pass, with luck, straight over the North Pole on the way. The scheme was received with patriotic enthusiasm in Sweden... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 and Turnagain Point but the Terror was beset by ice for nearly a year (August 1837- July 1837), drifting in the pack off northe... 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

ISBN: 0802714056

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


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 of Drake's whereabouts in the summer of 1579 that gives his book even greater originality. From a seminal study of m... 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

Condition: Very Good


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

ISBN: 0340169729<br>


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

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The Windhorse

By: Brook, Elaine ; Donnelly, Julie

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Dodd Mead & Company: 1987

Seller ID: 003849

ISBN: 0396090060

Condition: Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality, First Edition; First Printing; Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. Photos show reflections from clear Mylar protective Dust-jacket cover. Two friends, one blind, the other an experienced mountaineer tell of their great adventure in Nepal. View more info

Image for Polar Scenes Exhibited in the Voyages of Heemskirk and Barenz to the Northern Regions, and in the Adventures of Four Russian Sailors at the Island of Spitzbergen.

Polar Scenes Exhibited in the Voyages of Heemskirk and Barenz to the Northern Regions, and in the Adventures of Four Russian Sailors at the Island of Spitzbergen.

By: Campe, M. [Joachim Heinrich] [Translated from the German]

Price: $185.00

Publisher: J. Harris and Son, London: 1823

Seller ID: 010879

Condition: Good


An early 16th century attempt to locate the Arctic Northwest passage from Europe to China. Joining Van Heemskerk was Commander Jan Rijp; Pilot Willem Barents and Historian Gerrit de Veer. Discoveries made on the voyage were Bear Island in the Barents Sea; and after sailing above 80 degrees N. Lat. Spitsbergen (now known as Svalbard), and was believed (incorrectly) to be a part of Greenland. This exploration also for the first time successfully faced an Arctic winter. The voyage stands in the first rank among the polar enterprises of the 16th century and led to a flourishing whal... 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: 011676

ISBN: 9060727037

Condition: Fine


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.First Edition, Thus. Series: Argonaut Press ; Volume 9. 4to; 25 cm; 9.85 inches tall; 347 pages; illustrated with five maps... View more info

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With Ski & Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers [Polar Exploration]

By: Conway, Sir Martin

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010810

Condition: Good


Companion and acting as an appendix to The First Crossing of Spitsbergen. 8vo. 8 inches tall; vi, [4], 235pp. with index; gravure frontispiece, 11 plates, 2 text illustrations, folding map (tape-repaired along folds), top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original cloth, stamped with gilt. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with photographs by E. J. Garwood. Ex-library, with markings from Cardiff Public Libraries; spine relaid along back cover, extremities bumped, cloth torn; foxing, chipping, and tears throughout. Difficult to find in any condition. The append... 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

Condition: Collectible


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. [The Spectator 1904] Taking a detour from his more typical works recounting expeditions and his various books about art histor... 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

Condition: Very Good


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 addressing the fortunes of the expedition' the account of the search for the lost expedition with an outline of the principal eve... 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: $24.95

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

Condition: 8vo; 258 pages with index.


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 Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. Ref: Neate 371.; wiki. View more info

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In the Wake
[Polar Exploration]

By: Doorly, Gerald S. Captain (1880 - 1956) with a foreword by Admiral Sir Edward R. G. R. Evans.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Melbourne, Robertson & Mullens Ltd.: 1936

Seller ID: 010073

Condition: Good


One of the great Antarctic Mariners accounts his voyages with Scott, Shackleton, Wilson etc. He notably served on board the two voyages of the Morning, the relief ship for the Discovery expedition and his years in the Navy. Doorly graduated Queen's gold medalist in 1897, served his apprenticeship in sail and in 1901-02 did troop- and hospital-ship work with the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. in the South African War.During World War I he commanded New Zealand troop transports and Admiralty colliers, and in November 1917 survived the loss of his ship Aparima by tor... View more info

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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

ISBN: 0520217527<br>

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


"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 but minimal retail handling; Still Gift Quality. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve.8vo; 2... View more info

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Handbook and Index to Accompany a Map of Antarctica

By: E. P. Bayliss and J. S. Cumpston

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Canberra, Australia, L. F. Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer: 1939

Seller ID: 011722

Condition: Good


Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Spine has loss of material. 8vo; 9.75 inches tall; 89 pages. Canberra, Australia: L. F. Johnston, Commonwealth Government Printer, 1939. Produced by the Department of Interior. Includes a color map of Graham Land View more info

Image for <b>South With Scott  </b>[Antarctica Exploration]

South With Scott [Antarctica Exploration]

By: Evans, Rear-Admiral R.G. R.

Price: $29.95

Publisher: London, W. Collins Sons & Co. Ltd.: 1921

Seller ID: 010074

Condition: Very Good


Captain Evens was second in command of the British Antarctic expedition commanded by Captain Scott and took over Captain Scott's position as leader after his death. Blue cloth, spine title in red. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. 8vo; 23 cm; 9 inches tall; 284 pages with 6-page publisher's advertisements; with diagram and three maps; portrait frontispiece of the author. REF: Speake 432. View more info