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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>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

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An African Eldorado. The Belgian Congo.

By: Barns, T, Alexander

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1926

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011095

Condition: Very Good


Chapters include The Craterland of Kivu, Rail, Road and River Routes, Pygmies, Cannibals, African Apes; Much detailed information on Natural History and Anthropology. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's red cloth. Frontispiece, 4 maps (3 of which are folding), plates, half-title, publisher's advertisements. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning, occasional foxing. Moderate shelf handling wear. 8vo; 22.5 cm, 9 in tall; 229 pages with index; 8-page publisher's advertisements. Ref: shakariconnection; JRI p127 View more info

Image for The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo. The Region of the Snow-Crowned Volcanoes the Pygmies the Giant Gorilla and the Okapi.

The Wonderland of the Eastern Congo. The Region of the Snow-Crowned Volcanoes the Pygmies the Giant Gorilla and the Okapi.

By: Barns, T. Alexander; Introduction by H. H. Johnson

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London & New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1922

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 011053

Condition: Very Good


The author explored the region above Lake Kivu and Ruwenzori in the Congo with good descriptions of the native peoples and nature and with some emphasis on gorillas, elephants, lions, entomology, cannibals and the volcanoes. The appendix lists the new species of butterflies and moths collected by the author and his wife who accompanied him. There is a chapter on okapi hunting. First Edition, First Printing. Publisher's pictorial cloth, top edge gilt. Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Extremities bumped, scattered foxing, bookpl... View more info

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Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2003

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010799

ISBN: 0066211735

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling; Still Gift Quality. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 458 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. Color Illustrations. This is the first time in nearly half a century that anyone has attempted to narrate the complete story of Magellan's unprecedented circumnavigation of the globe -- to tell this truly gripping and profoundly important story of heroism, discovery, and disaster. A voyage into history, a tour of the world emerging from the Middle Ages into the Renaissance, an anthropological account of tribes, l... 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>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

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

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

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Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer (Alex Awards)

By: Cox, Lynn

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010825

ISBN: 0375415076

Condition: New


Lynne Cox started swimming almost as soon as she could walk. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for swimming the English Channel. Her daring eventually led her to the Bering Strait, where she swam five miles in thirty-eight-degree water in just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles. In between those accomplishments, she became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly escaped a shark attack off the Cape of Good Hope, and was cheered across the twenty-mile Cook Strait of New Zealand by dolphins. She even swam a mile in the Antarctic.No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. First Edit... 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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Hernando de Soto: A Savage Quest in the Americas

By: Duncan, David E.

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Oklahoma, University of Oklahoma Press: 1997

Seller ID: 010181

ISBN: 0806129778

Condition: New


No Flaws or Blemishes; Gift Quality. This is the story of a legendary expedition across four thousand miles of the future United States, led by an explorer searching for an illusionary empire of gold. Formerly the second-in-command in Francisco Pizarro's conquest of the Incas in 1531, Hernando de Soto arrived in the country he called La Florida in 1539, leading a glittering, armored Renaissance-era army of six hundred men on the first major exploration of North America. 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

Condition: Very Good


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. [wiki] Four volumes, [Complete] 23 plates and a map. Pocket-sized editions of the expeditions of Franklin. 19th cen... View more info

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Climbing High: A Woman's Account of Surviving the Everest Tragedy

By: Gammelgaard, Lene

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York:, Seal Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 003851

ISBN: 1580050239

Condition: Near Fine


No Flaws or Blemishes but a reminder mark; Still Gift Quality, First Edition; First Printing; Dust jacket in protective Mylar sleeve. On May 10, 1996, the Danish author became the first Scandinavian woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest and, also, a survivor of the Sagarmatha Environmental Expedition that claimed eight lives. This account includes b&w photos of the climbers and the base camp and a glossary of mountaineering terms. View more info

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The Leaning Wind
[South Seas, Hawaii]

By: Gesslar, Clifford

Price: $39.95

Publisher: New York, D. Appleton-Century Company: 1943

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 010152

Condition: Very Good


Warmly INSCRIBED by the Author.A journey to the South Sea Islands by ""samoan"", a boat of Oriental design, powered by diesel engine -- travel and adventure before the war. The trip was a scientific expedition to gather specimens of fauna and flora; Gessler went along and his is a report on the endlessly varying, endlessly alike islands and atolls, the customs, languages, histories. Most of these islands are probably now changed in some way or another by the war, which makes this a background book with a certain timeliness. The peoples of the islands are intriguingly reported, ... View more info

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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

Condition: VeryGood


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 region, its inhabitants and several explorers. View more info

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Westward with Fremont: The Story of Solomon Carvalho.

By: GREENSPAN, Sophie

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, The Jewish Publication, Society of America: 1969.

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000909


Blue cloth covered boards with white titles. Endpages decorated with maps and drawings. Bindings square and tight, no flaws to book but a hint of fading to top edge. Dust jacket intact with light shelf wear. Protected in Mylar sleeve. View more info