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  • Lyon, G.F., Captain
    A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay, Through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome" in His Majesty's Ship Griper in the Year Mdcccxxiv

    No place (Toronto): Coles, no date (1971). Purple card covers. 198pp. Facsimile reprint of the 1825 edition. Octavo. Illustrated with drawings and tables (including folding frontispiece map). Original purple printed wrappers. Fine copy. Arctic Bibliography 10530: "Exploring for a Northwest Passage by Hudson Bay, the author penetrated, with the Griper, into Roes Welcome about halfway between Wager Inlet and Repulse Bay in 1824, but was driven back by foul weather. He gives here a narrative of the voyage, description of Southampton Island and its natives, notes on tides in Roes Welcome Sound and on compass variation. Appendix: Hooker, Sir J. D. Botanical appendix. (Annotated list of fifty-three species, mostly from Southampton Island)." One of the more uncommon Coles reprints.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44542
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  • MARRYAT, Frederick, Captain
    A DIARY IN AMERICA. With Remarks on Its Institutions. Edited, with Notes and an Introduction, by Sydney Jackman.

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Knopf, 1962. Terra cotta and grey cloth, blue topstain. pp [2], (xxviii), 487, [1, blank], ix [index], [1, colophon) + frontispiece portrait. Fine in very nearly fine price-clipped jacket, no owner names. "The famous novelist's lively and enlightening account of life in our pioneer Republic in the years 1837-38." - jacket. His Canadian travels are recounted in parts of chapters XV and XVI. Based on the London, 1839, six volume original.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Near fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17337
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  • CAMPBELL, Harriet Charlotte Beaujolois
    A JOURNEY TO FLORENCE IN 1837. Edited with notes by G.R. de Beer, F.R.S.

    London: Geoffrey Bles, 1951. Second printing. 12mo, brick cloth. pp 175, including frontispiece portrait and one facsimile. Slight wear to head of spine, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. Well written journal of a trip from London to Florence written by a girl no older than 14 years.Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44964
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  • Williams, John (1796-1839)
    A NARRATIVE OF MISSIONARY ENTERPRISES IN THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS. With Remarks Upon the Natural History of the Islands, Origin, Languages, Traditions and Usages of the Inhabitants. Fourth Thousand. Illustrated with Engravings on Wood by G. Baxter

    London: J. Snow, for the Author, 1837. Early printing (4th thousand), same year as the first, and the first printing to contain the Baxter portrait of the author. Original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, original grey endpapers. pp (xx), 590 + colour frontispiece portrait of Williams + folding map + 6 b&w plates; illustrated title page and 18 illustrations in the text (all plates present). Professionally rebacked, with original only lightly sunned spine laid down, inner cloth inner hinges; rubbing to inner margin of front free endpaper; horizontal crease to frontispiece; old pencil notes to verso of front free endpaper about the portrait and an ink note ("George Baxter" to the margin of…

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    London: J. Snow, for the Author, 1837. Early printing (4th thousand), same year as the first, and the first printing to contain the Baxter portrait of the author. Original brown cloth decorated in blind, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, original grey endpapers. pp (xx), 590 + colour frontispiece portrait of Williams + folding map + 6 b&w plates; illustrated title page and 18 illustrations in the text (all plates present). Professionally rebacked, with original only lightly sunned spine laid down, inner cloth inner hinges; rubbing to inner margin of front free endpaper; horizontal crease to frontispiece; old pencil notes to verso of front free endpaper about the portrait and an ink note ("George Baxter" to the margin of the author's Preface to the Fourth Thousanda few small light spots on front cover; corner chip to pp 565-66 (no text affected); old pencil owner name on front pastedown; else a VG clean and unworn copy, attractive, not foxed. "A non-conformist missionary, Williams was sent by the London Missionary Society to the Society Islands in 1816. He traveled about the islands, converting the native populace to Christianity. He made his headquarters at Raiatea, but also visited the Cook Islands and discovered Rarotonga, where he sojourned for a considerable time. After his return to Raiatea, he set forth on the other voyages to Samoa, Tonga, and the neighboring islands.[Later he] sailed to the New Hebrides; while visiting the island of Erromanga, he was murdered by cannibals on November 20, 1839. These insights into missionary and native life are very important to a complete understanding of Pacific history" - HILL 1875. The pencil note at front states: "First portrait in colours by Baxter & drawn from life. The portrait was also sold as a separate print & it was this sale which first impressed upon Baxter the advantages of separate prints. (from Coutney Lewis print no. 71)". This book was one of the best and most popular accounts of missionary activity in the Pacific at the time.

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    Book ID: 27836
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  • DREISER, Theodore
    A TRAVELER AT FORTY

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Century, 1913. Dark red cloth gilt, top edge gilt. [x], 526 pp + 16 plates. Moderate wear to spine tips and outer corners; nice bookplate to front pastedown; page edges yellowed; else a VG copy. London, Paris, Monte Carlo, Nice, Pisa, Rome, Florence, Venice, Lu cerne, Germany, Berlin, the Netherlands, Amsterdam, and more. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 13880
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  • FITZGIBBON, Mary (1851-1915)
    A TRIP TO MANITOBA; or, Roughing It on the Line

    Edition: First edition.

    Toronto: Rose-Belford, 1880. Original dark olive pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind. pp xvi, (14)-267. Book a little leaned, mild wear to spine tips and corners, cloth snag at center of rear cover repaired, slight cloth bubbling to covers, yellowing to endpapers; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. "Railroad Edition" rubber stamped in red on rear free endpaper by publisher. "Light-hearted anecdotes on a railroad trip out west, by the woman who co-authored two books with Catherine Parr Traill." - Waterston, The Travellers, p. 152.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 26797
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  • A VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA...Containing the history, natural, civil, and ecclesiastical, of that remote and unrequited country, continued down to the beginning of the eighteenth century... by LOBO, Jerome, Father (Jerónimo Lobo (1595-1687) (Samuel Johnson)
    LOBO, Jerome, Father (Jerónimo Lobo (1595-1687) (Samuel Johnson)
    A VOYAGE TO ABYSSINIA...Containing the history, natural, civil, and ecclesiastical, of that remote and unrequited country, continued down to the beginning of the eighteenth century...

    London / Edinburgh: Elliot and Ray / C. Elliot, 1789. Second and best edition, enlarged and corrected, of the first edition in English. Title page continues: " With fifteen dissertations on various subjects, relating to the antiquities, government, religion, manners, and natural history of Abyssinia. By M. [Joachim] Le Grand. Translated from the French by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. To which are added, various other tracts by the same author not published by Sir John Hawkins or Mr Stockdale". Octavo. pp [2, original blank], (4), 500, (2, ads), [2, original blank]. Bound in modern polished brown calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering, new cream endpapers. Ink owner names on verso of title; yellowing and moderate soiling throughout; light damp…

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    London / Edinburgh: Elliot and Ray / C. Elliot, 1789. Second and best edition, enlarged and corrected, of the first edition in English. Title page continues: " With fifteen dissertations on various subjects, relating to the antiquities, government, religion, manners, and natural history of Abyssinia. By M. [Joachim] Le Grand. Translated from the French by Samuel Johnson, LL.D. To which are added, various other tracts by the same author not published by Sir John Hawkins or Mr Stockdale". Octavo. pp [2, original blank], (4), 500, (2, ads), [2, original blank]. Bound in modern polished brown calf, spine with raised bands, gilt lettering, new cream endpapers. Ink owner names on verso of title; yellowing and moderate soiling throughout; light damp stain to lower inner corners and narrow light damp stain to fore margins of pp 409 to end; partial flaking to a few letters on spine; in all, VG+ externally, generally VG internally, tight in the binding, neither hinges nor joints cracked, both blanks and ads present >>> First published in 1735, this was Dr. Johnson's first work. Jerónimo Lobo, a Portuguese Jesuit, travelled to Lake Tana and the Blue Nile, reaching the province of Damot. He was the second European to describe the sources of the Blue Nile and was the leading European expert on Abyssinia / Ethiopia of his day. Like the other Jesuits, he was expelled from the country in 1648. This second edition includes a new preface by the editor, George Gleig, in which he attacks the numerous printer's errors in the 1735 edition. It also includes material not in that edition. The fourth Dissertation is about the mythical Christian ruler Prester John. There are seven "other tracts" by Johnson in the book. Courtney & Smith pp 2-4. (Old former owners' names are James Geddes, Thornhill, 1828, George Sutton, and Thomas Haggart. I believe these men were residents of Ontario.)

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    Book ID: 46094
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  • Bligh, William
    A voyage to the South Sea undertaken by command of His Majesty for the purposeof conveying the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies in His Majesty's ship the Bounty commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh....

    Adelaide: Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969. Title page continues "including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies." Brown cloth, green cloth spine label. pp (12), 264 + frontispiece portrait + 2 folding plates + 3 folding maps + 1 full-page map. Fine copy. Facsimile of the London, 1792, original. Australiana Facsimiles No. 121. 2 kg parcel.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47688
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  • HUBBARD, Mrs. Leonidas (Mina Benson Hubbard, 1870-1956)
    A WOMAN'S WAY THROUGH UNKNOWN LABRADOR: an account of the exploration of the Nascaupee and George Rivers

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: William Briggs, 1908. Made from UK sheets. Brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and blind. pp [2], xvi, 338 + frontispiece portrait and 50 photo plates + colour folding map in pouch at rear (complete). Index, author Preface, and Introduction by William B. Cabot. Moderate wear to spine ends; endpapers tanned; front free endpaper has an old ink gift inscription, small soil spot, and small pin holes and short tear repaired on verso with clear archival paper tape; light foxing to early leaves; cracked inner hinges and split of one flap fold neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape; scattered light foxing in text; in all, generally a VG clean and unworn copy, tight in…

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    Toronto: William Briggs, 1908. Made from UK sheets. Brown pictorial cloth stamped in gilt and blind. pp [2], xvi, 338 + frontispiece portrait and 50 photo plates + colour folding map in pouch at rear (complete). Index, author Preface, and Introduction by William B. Cabot. Moderate wear to spine ends; endpapers tanned; front free endpaper has an old ink gift inscription, small soil spot, and small pin holes and short tear repaired on verso with clear archival paper tape; light foxing to early leaves; cracked inner hinges and split of one flap fold neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape; scattered light foxing in text; in all, generally a VG clean and unworn copy, tight in the binding.>>> "At the turn of the 20th century, explorer, surveyor, and exploration writer Mina Hubbard led an expedition to survey the last unmapped area of eastern Canada. Her daring 1905 expedition through unexplored eastern Labrador resulted in notable advancements in geographical knowledge. Taking continuous measurements of latitude along the 900 kilometre journey from North West River to Ungava Bay, Hubbard established the correct positions of the Naskaupi and George Rivers and associated lakes and tributaries. The map she produced was immediately recognised by both the American and British Geographical Society and remained definitive until the advent of aerial photography in Labrador in the 1930s. Mina Benson Hubbard Ellis was born in 1870 on a farm in Ontario. She worked as a teacher from 1886 to 1896 before training as a nurse in New York. One of her patients there was Leonidas Hubbard, Jr., a former teacher turned journalist. They married in 1901, but two years later he died of starvation and exposure while exploring Labrador. In 1905, Mina Hubbard set out to finish her husband’s work and led an expedition through the interior of northeastern Labrador. She travelled with four skilled woodsmen and also brought cameras, meteorological instruments, and survey equipment. Though she was neither an experienced wilderness traveller nor a geographer, her well-planned expedition was completed in record time and she compiled a valuable set of observations. Hubbard’s photographs represented the first such record of the interior landscape and its people, the Innu. Her map of the region’s rivers and lakes, published in 1906, was the basis for official maps of North America for decades. Hubbard was also an author of a classic of Canadian exploration literature. Her 1908 publication A Woman’s Way Through Unknown Labrador and her field diary are unique departures from standard exploration writing of the day. Instead of focusing on themes of endurance and contest, her written work reveals an openness to the perspectives and opinions of her Indigenous and Métis four-man crew. This ensured that their values and sensitivities, rather than European paradigms, determined the comfortable nature of the trip and its success. The earliest Canadian woman to launch and complete an expedition with explicitly scientific goals, Hubbard was recognized for her scientific contributions and made a Fellow of Britain’s Royal Geographical Society in 1927." - Parks Canada.

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    Book ID: 51126
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  • SHAW, Reuben Cole
    ACROSS THE PLAINS IN FORTY-NINE. Edited by Milo Milton Quaife

    Edition: First of this edition

    Chicago: Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley, 1948. 16mo, maroon cloth. pp lii, 170, [2] + frontispiece portrait and three other plates, all with tissue guards; map in text; indexed, reproduction of the title page of the original Farmland, Indiana, 1896, edition. Top edges gilt. Fine copy. Lakesides Classics no. 46. California Gold Rush narrative.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41974
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  • COX, Ross
    ADVENTURES ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER. Illustrated by Cleveland Rockwell and Others

    Edition: First of this edition

    Portland, Oregon: Binfords & Mort, no date (1957). Octavo, green cloth, endpapers illustrated in green. pp (vi), 105 + plates on text paper. Fine copy, no owner names. Pale green price-clipped dust jacket has some sunning, light soiling, light damp stains along spine; good. Extracts form the two volume, London, 1831, first edition. An important fur trade journal. Cox, a young Irishman, was up and down the Columbia River in 1812-17, working for Astor and then the North West Company.

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

    Book ID: 36193
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  • AFTER OPHIR; or, A Search for the South African Gold Fields. by LINDLEY, Augustus Captain [Augustus F. Lindley]
    LINDLEY, Augustus Captain [Augustus F. Lindley]
    AFTER OPHIR; or, A Search for the South African Gold Fields.

    London & New York: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, no date [1870]. Octavo. Mauve pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in black & gilt, brown endpapers. (ix), 312 pp + 16 pp Dec., 1871, publisher's catalogue. Numerous wood engravings in text, many full-page, tissue guard at frontispiece. Book a little leaned; spine a bit sunned, as always with this colour, with mild wear at spine tips and outer corners; small cloth hole to front hinge; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with paper tape; light foxing to early and late; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no previous owner names. The author and his fellow gold hunters visited Zululand and Matabeleland, and had an interview with a young Cetywayo (a…

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    London & New York: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, no date [1870]. Octavo. Mauve pictorial bevel edge cloth stamped in black & gilt, brown endpapers. (ix), 312 pp + 16 pp Dec., 1871, publisher's catalogue. Numerous wood engravings in text, many full-page, tissue guard at frontispiece. Book a little leaned; spine a bit sunned, as always with this colour, with mild wear at spine tips and outer corners; small cloth hole to front hinge; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with paper tape; light foxing to early and late; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no previous owner names. The author and his fellow gold hunters visited Zululand and Matabeleland, and had an interview with a young Cetywayo (a vignette drawing appears at p. 140). Also an account of 200 Australian gold-diggers arriving at Durban, the bushmen, Kaffirs, hunting 'gators, buffalo, hippos and elephants, and more. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Book ID: 24769
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  • TUCKERMAN, Henry T.
    AMERICA AND HER COMMENTATORS. With a Critical Sketch of Travel in the United States.

    New York: Antiquarian Press, 1961. Facsimile reprint of the edition of 1864, limited to 750 copies. Maroon cloth. Name and address rubbed stamped twice to front free endpaper, else fine, without jacket, as issued.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11329
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  • AMERICAN SCENERY; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. From Drawings by W. Bartlett, Engraved in the First Style of the Art by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c. (Two volumes) by WILLIS, N.P.
    WILLIS, N.P.
    AMERICAN SCENERY; or, Land, Lake, and River Illustrations of Transatlantic Nature. From Drawings by W. Bartlett, Engraved in the First Style of the Art by R. Wallis, J. Cousen, Willmore, Brandard, Adlard, Richardson, &c. (Two volumes)

    Edition: First book edition.

    London: George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, 1840. Quarto, two volumes, contemporary half roan with floral patterned cloth, marbled page edges. pp (vi), 139; [2], iv, 106. With 120 steel engravings by William H. Bartlett, including a full-page map of the Northeastern United States with route coloured in red, portrait of Bartlett, and two engraved title pages (collated complete). Vol. I: spine and corners scuffed, spine with only the title label, wear to outer corners, joints rubbed, partial crack to front joint repaired; inner hinges repaired with rice paper; light foxing to plates, mostly to blank sides and margins, into the image only in a few places; in all, just good externally, internally VG or better, clean, now tight, and…

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    London: George Virtue, 26, Ivy Lane, 1840. Quarto, two volumes, contemporary half roan with floral patterned cloth, marbled page edges. pp (vi), 139; [2], iv, 106. With 120 steel engravings by William H. Bartlett, including a full-page map of the Northeastern United States with route coloured in red, portrait of Bartlett, and two engraved title pages (collated complete). Vol. I: spine and corners scuffed, spine with only the title label, wear to outer corners, joints rubbed, partial crack to front joint repaired; inner hinges repaired with rice paper; light foxing to plates, mostly to blank sides and margins, into the image only in a few places; in all, just good externally, internally VG or better, clean, now tight, and unworn. Vol. II: spine and outer corners scuffed, wear to outer corners, lacking both spine labels, joints rubbed, cracked inner hings repaired with rice paper, armorial bookplate at front, just a little light foxing to the blank side of only a few plates; in all, just good externally, internally VG+, quite clean, unworn, now tight. First published in 30 parts (plates only), this book edition adds the text. A famous American view book with quality steel engravings of cities and scenery, after drawings made by Bartlett while traveling in the Northeastern United States. and Canada in 1837-38: through parts of Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, a little bit of Maine, as far west as Niagara Falls. Plates of Niagara Falls (6), West Point, the Narrows at Staten Island, Washington, the Palisades on the Hudson, Saratoga Springs, Albany, Boston, Hyde Park, Sing-Sing, Boston, New York Bay, Yale College, Baltimore, Genesse Falls, Brooklyn Ferry, Utica, Mount Washington, Central Park and City Hall in New York, finger lakes, New Haven, Mount Vernon, Philadelphia, Catskills, and much more. Sabin 3784; Howes B209, TPL 2424: BAL 22755. 3 kg parcel.

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    Book ID: 47760
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  • AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVES OF THE TONGA ISLANDS, in the South Pacific Ocean, compiled and arranged from the extensive communication of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands, by John Martin by MARRINER, William (1791-1853). MARTIN, John, M.D., compiler
    MARRINER, William (1791-1853). MARTIN, John, M.D., compiler
    AN ACCOUNT OF THE NATIVES OF THE TONGA ISLANDS, in the South Pacific Ocean, compiled and arranged from the extensive communication of Mr. William Mariner, several years resident in those islands, by John Martin

    Edition: First US edition

    Boston: Charles Ewer, 1820. Stated First American Edition. Octavo, pp (xxx), (31)-461 + frontispiece portrait (Mr Mariner in the Costume of the Tonga Islands) (lacking the tissue guard) and large folding map at p. (31). Four pages of words and music at rear. With the Preface to the second London edition (1818, with additions). Modern binding of quarter calf with spine label and gilt rules, marbled boards, new endpapers. Ink digits to upper outer corner of title page; yellowing and foxing to frontispiece and early leaves and to leaves adjacent to the folding map, only scattered foxing in text, text mostly without any foxing; creased nicks to upper edge of a few leaves at rear and a few small…

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    Boston: Charles Ewer, 1820. Stated First American Edition. Octavo, pp (xxx), (31)-461 + frontispiece portrait (Mr Mariner in the Costume of the Tonga Islands) (lacking the tissue guard) and large folding map at p. (31). Four pages of words and music at rear. With the Preface to the second London edition (1818, with additions). Modern binding of quarter calf with spine label and gilt rules, marbled boards, new endpapers. Ink digits to upper outer corner of title page; yellowing and foxing to frontispiece and early leaves and to leaves adjacent to the folding map, only scattered foxing in text, text mostly without any foxing; creased nicks to upper edge of a few leaves at rear and a few small corner creases; externally fine, internally VG. First published in a two volume format by John Murray, London, 1818. This American edition doesn't have the Tongan grammar and vocabulary found in the London edition. "Mariner set sail in 1805 on a voyage to South America and the South Seas with two purposes -- whaling and attacking Spanish shipping. the crew mutinied in the Tonga Islands, but were murdered by the natives. Young Mariner was fortunate in being taken prisoner and adopted as the King's son. His work contains a very interesting account of contemporary life in Tonga, of the customs of the inhabitants and their inter-island wars and examples of Tonga songs and music...considered the best report of Tongan life and culture before the arrival of Christianity." - Hill

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    Book ID: 36927
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  • KANE, (Elisha Kent, M.D., U.S.N.)
    ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Illustrated by Upwards of Three Hundred Engravings, from Sketches by the Author…

    Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1858. Early printing (first was 1856). Two volumes, tall octavo, original purplish brown cloth, sides decorated in blind, spines gilt lettered, dark brown endpapers. pp [2], 464, [2]; [2], 467, [3]; brown endpapers. Steel engraved frontispiece and engraved title, with tissue guard, in each volume. Volume I has a folding map at front, and 11 steel engraved plates with tissue guards, numerous vignette woodcut illustrations and one map in text. Volume II has 7 plates with tissue guards, one folding map at rear, numerous text illustrations. Spines and inner margins of sides sunned to tan; moderate wear to spine tips; 1860 pencil name to each front free endpaper; else a VG clean, tight and attractive…

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    Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1858. Early printing (first was 1856). Two volumes, tall octavo, original purplish brown cloth, sides decorated in blind, spines gilt lettered, dark brown endpapers. pp [2], 464, [2]; [2], 467, [3]; brown endpapers. Steel engraved frontispiece and engraved title, with tissue guard, in each volume. Volume I has a folding map at front, and 11 steel engraved plates with tissue guards, numerous vignette woodcut illustrations and one map in text. Volume II has 7 plates with tissue guards, one folding map at rear, numerous text illustrations. Spines and inner margins of sides sunned to tan; moderate wear to spine tips; 1860 pencil name to each front free endpaper; else a VG clean, tight and attractive pair, hinges not cracked. "Contains an account of the organization and course of the expedition based on 'passages of [Kane's] journal of interest to the general reader'; the voyage to Smith Sound, the wintering at Rensselaer Harbor on the north-west coast of Greenland, the making of observations, sledge journeys, explorations, surveys, etc.: notes upon the Eskimos, flora and fauna, Humboldt and other glaciers, ice, etc.; the abandonment of the Advance, and the partry's return fo Upernavik in small boats." - AB 8373. Kane had been the ship's surgeon on the First Grinnell Expedition in 1850 in search of Franklin and returned to try again, this time as commander. Sir John's fate was still not discovered and the expedition had in the end to abandon ship, but not without adding valuable information to knowledge of the Arctic. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Book ID: 24830
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  • Frost, Alan
    Arthur Phillip: His Voyaging, 1738-1814

    Edition: First edition.

    Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press, 1987. Quarto, green boards, endpaper maps. pp (xii), 320 + colour plates; maps, charts, and illustrations in text. Fine in jacket, no owner names. Phillip was the founding governnor of the convict colony in New South Wales and was one of the most travelled men of his time. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35224
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  • SANSOM, William
    AWAY TO IT ALL

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hogarth Press, 1964. Black boards. pp (224) + plates. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine. Dust jacket has light rippling at foot of spine, very nearly fine otherwise, flap price intact. A travelogue - Lisbon and the Tagus, Barcelona, Andalusia, The Scilly Isles, Gotland, Connemara, Finland, and more.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42938
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  • BARBOT, Jean
    BARBOT ON GUINEA: The Writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa 1678=1712. Edited by P.E. H. Hair, Adam Jones and Robin Law

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Hakluyt Society, 1992. Two volumes, blue cloth. pp (cxxviii), 327; (xiv), 331-916, maps & illustrations in text, indexed. Fine in very nearly fine jackets. Note: Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 29462
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  • Fleming, Fergus (John Barrow)
    Barrow's Boys

    London: Granta Books, (c..1998). Fourth printing. Violet boards. pp (xviii), 489 + plates; maps, chronology, bibliography, index. Fine in fine jacket, no owner marks. Story of John Barrow (Second Secretary to the Admiralty) and the many expeditions of exploration he sent out. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 29562
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