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  • PETROW, Richard
    ACROSS THE TOP OF RUSSIA

    New York: David McKay, 1967. Octavo, blue cloth. (viii), 374, (2) pp. Fine copy, no names. Price-clipped jacket has small tears, VG. The cruise of the USCGC Northwind into the polar seas north of Siberia.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31031
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  • SPRUDZS, Adolf and Armins Rusis, editors.
    RES BALTICA. A Collection of Essays in Honor of the Memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis (1887-1948). Preface by Professor Loy W. Henderson.

    Leyden: A.W. Sijthoff, 1968. Blue cloth. 303 pp + frontispiece portrait. Slight yellowing to page edges, ink inscription to verso of front free endpaper, VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. Dust jacket has short tears at head of spine, VG otherwise. "Among the many unresolved world problems, the fate of the three independent states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, absorbed by the USSR in 1940, provides a striking illustration of the perennial struggle of right versus might. RES BALTICA, published in honor of the memory of Dr. Alfred Bilmanis, a prominent Latvia diplomat, journalist and scholar, attempts to throw some light on the lesser known aspects of the Baltic problem." - jacket.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16110
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  • FISHER, Raymond H., editor
    THE VOYAGE OF SEMEN DEZHNEV IN 1648: BERING'S PRECURSOR. With selected documents.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981. Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine in near fine jacket. [xiv], 326 pp. (includes a 17-page bibliography and 20-page index), 21 maps in the text + 1 folding map at rear. 'In 1736 Gerhard Müller ... uncovered ... reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, ... to a point south of the Pacific river, Anadyr'.' - from the dj flap. Althought the details of the voyage were few, Müller concluded that it demonstrated the separation of Asia and America, a matter insufficiently determined in 1728 by Vitus Bering. It became a factor in sending Captain Cook to the north Pacific to look for a…

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    London: The Hakluyt Society, 1981. Sky blue cloth, bright gilt cover insignia and spine titles. Fine in near fine jacket. [xiv], 326 pp. (includes a 17-page bibliography and 20-page index), 21 maps in the text + 1 folding map at rear. 'In 1736 Gerhard Müller ... uncovered ... reports briefly describing a voyage in 1648 from the Arctic river, Kolyma, ... to a point south of the Pacific river, Anadyr'.' - from the dj flap. Althought the details of the voyage were few, Müller concluded that it demonstrated the separation of Asia and America, a matter insufficiently determined in 1728 by Vitus Bering. It became a factor in sending Captain Cook to the north Pacific to look for a northwest or northeast passage between Europe and the Pacific. (Hakluyt Society Second Series No. 159.)

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 26366
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