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  • Fleming, Fergus (John Barrow)
    Barrow's Boys

    London: Granta Books, 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. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo. 186207173x

    Book ID: 29562
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  • STARK, Freya
    BEYOND EUPHRATES: autobiography 1928-1933

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Murray, 1951. Green cloth. pp (xvi), 341 + two page map on green paper + photo plates. Index. Rear free endpaper creased, page edges yellowed, book leaned; covers very lightly spotted, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy.; Octavo

    Book ID: 51764
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  • THIÉRY, Maurice
    BOUGAINVILLE: soldier and sailor

    Edition: First printing

    London: Grayson & Grayson, 1932. Octavo, blue cloth. pp 291 + 7 plates + 3 maps. Tidy ink owner name at front, new bookstore blind stamp in bottom margin of title leaf, spine very lightly darkened, else a near fine jacketless copy. Part One (to p 111) is about his campaigns in Quebec and the fall of New France. Biography of Louis-Antoine de Bougainville the great French explorer, first of his nation to cicumnavigate the globe.

    Book ID: 39917
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  • Gallagher, Robert E., editor (Byron, John, Hon.)
    BYRON'S JOURNAL OF HIS CIRCUMNAVIGATION 1764-1766

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press for The Hakluyt Society, 1964. Blue cloth,pp lxxxii, 230, 5 plates, 14 maps, (7 folding), appendix, biblio., index. Fine in VG jacket, no owner names. Byron was sent by the Admiralty to sail the South Atlantic to look for Pepys Island and the southern continent, and thence to the Pacific to look for a north-west passage. He didn't. Instead, he did a circumavigation, finding nothing more important than a rediscovery of the Falkland Islands.

    Book ID: 29459
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  • RUSSELL, W. Howard
    CANADA: Its Defences, Condition, and Resources. Being a Second and Concluding Volume of "My Diary, North and South".

    Edition: First US Edition

    Boston / New York: T.O.H.P. Burnham / O.S. Felt, 1865. Octavo, original green honeycomb grain cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered, cream endpapers. [2], xii, 311, [3] pp. Front free endpaper has a small chip to the upper inner corner and a June, 1865, ink name; nick to head of spine; nearly fine otherwise. "A lively and important report on the effects of war on Quebec. Russell, British correspondent with the American Union army during the Civil War, slipped up to Canada, found a 'wonderful calm...perhaps a little too much calm...but a relief from the ambitious restlessness of the common American.' In the Quebec Citadel messroom he sensed tension between French and Irish Catholics, and between British officers…

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    Boston / New York: T.O.H.P. Burnham / O.S. Felt, 1865. Octavo, original green honeycomb grain cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered, cream endpapers. [2], xii, 311, [3] pp. Front free endpaper has a small chip to the upper inner corner and a June, 1865, ink name; nick to head of spine; nearly fine otherwise. "A lively and important report on the effects of war on Quebec. Russell, British correspondent with the American Union army during the Civil War, slipped up to Canada, found a 'wonderful calm...perhaps a little too much calm...but a relief from the ambitious restlessness of the common American.' In the Quebec Citadel messroom he sensed tension between French and Irish Catholics, and between British officers and French Canadians, added to a general hostility toward the Northern States: Canada defences were poor; modern long-range artillery could level Quebec and the railroad terminus at Riviere-du-Loup could easily be occupied. Social life in Quebec however was heart-warming; on gas-lit skating rinks, ladies dressed in breeches made a pretty sight." - Elizabeth Waterston, THE TRAVELLERS - CANADA TO 1900. TPL 4178. The UK edition, also published in 1865, contains two large folding maps not issued with the US edition, but it is textually identical. The book is not entirely focused on Quebec - the first four plus chapters cover his departure from New York and travel to Buffalo and thence up the Niagara peninsula of Canada and across Ontario. He stopped in Hamilton, Toronto, and Kingston, and of Toronto he wrote "The city is so very surprising in the extent and excellence of its public edifices, that I was fain to write to an American friend at New York to come up and admire what had been done in architecture under a monarchy, if he wished to appreciate the horrible state of that branch of the fine arts under his democracy." This was a pretty nakedly British partisan view and is grossly untrue. He also wrote at length on Canadian-British and Canadian-American relations and on the state of the country as a whole. A sequel to a Civil War classic and a considerable book in its own right.

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    Book ID: 11238
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  • CHEADLE, Walter Butler, and Lord Milton
    CHEADLE'S JOURNAL: Being the Account of the First Journey across Canada undertaken for pleasure only, by Dr. Cheadle and Lord Milton 1862/1863. Edited by John Gellner. Drawings, partly from Dr. Cheadle's own sketches, by Jean Redfern

    Toronto: Baxter Publishing, no date [196-), 1862. Quarto. Brown grained cloth stamped in gilt. [10], 206 pp, illustrated. #184 of an unstated limitation signed by the editor and publisher. Small private owner rubber stamp in corner inside front cover, else fine in VG+ brown cloth slipcase. Note: over 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required. ; Signed by editor

    Book ID: 45835
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  • CHEADLE, Walter Butler, and Lord Milton
    CHEADLE'S JOURNAL: Being the Account of the First Journey across Canada undertaken for pleasure only, by Dr. Cheadle and Lord Milton 1862/1863. Edited by John Gellner. Drawings, partly from Dr. Cheadle's own sketches, by Jean Redfern

    Toronto: Baxter Publishing, no date (196-), 1862. Quarto. Brown grained cloth stamped in gilt. [10], 206 pp, illustrated. Fine copy, no owner names, lacking the slipcase. #151 of an unstated limitation signed by the editor and publisher. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required. ; Signed by editor

    Book ID: 24916
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  • HELWEG-LARSEN, Kjeld
    COLUMBUS NEVER CAME

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Jarrolds, 1963. Inscribed by Author; Inscribed by the author in 1967 on the title page. Blue cloth, endpapers maps. 240 pp + many plates. Fine in very nearly fine jacket. Author makes the case that Columbus didn't first land on San Salvador but on one of the Caicos Islands nearby. Much Bahamas history.; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 10905
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  • Bridges, R.C. & P.E.H. Hair, editors
    Compassing the Vaste Globe of the Earth: Studies in the History of the Hakluyt Society, 1846-1996 With a Complete List of the Society's Publications

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Hakluyt Society, 1996. Octavo. Blue cloth. pp (xii), 336, [4], illustrated, index. Fine in lightly rubbed VG jacket. 0904180441

    Book ID: 29511
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  • Cruise of the "Alert." Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters. (1878-82.). With Sixteen full-page Woodcut Illustrations from Photographs by F. North, R.N., and from Sketches by the Author by Coppinger, R. W. (Richard William), 1828-1892.
    Coppinger, R. W. (Richard William), 1828-1892.
    Cruise of the "Alert." Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters. (1878-82.). With Sixteen full-page Woodcut Illustrations from Photographs by F. North, R.N., and from Sketches by the Author

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1883. Olive pictorial cloth stamped in red and gilt. pp (xvi), 256 + plates.Spine tanned, with gilt dulled, mild wear to ends; a few small light spots to rear cover; book a bit leaned; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired; owner rubber stamp in top margin of title page; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Ferguson 8682 : "In the summer of 1878 it was decided by the Lords of the Admiralty to equip a vessel for the threefold purpose of continuing the survey of the Straits of Magellan, of investigating the nature and exact position of certain doubtful reefs and islands in the South Pacific Ocean, and of surveying a portion of the northern and western coasts of Australia." 2 kg parcel; Quarto

    Book ID: 48484
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  • SIMS, George R.
    DAGONET ABROAD

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1895. 12mo. Later issue binding of blue-grey pictorial cloth stamped in red, spine gilt lettered. pp (8), 317, [1], (2, ads), 32 (Nov., 1900, catalogue). Spine lightly darkened, mild cloth bubbling to covers; yellowing to page edges and endpapers; partial crack to rear inner hinge; VG+ otherwise, no owner names. Wolff 6316. European travel.

    Book ID: 41577
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  • MOOREHEAD, Alan
    DARWIN AND THE BEAGLE

    Edition: Third Printing

    New York: Harper & Row, 1969. Grey cloth, illustrated endpapers. Colour and b&w illustrations, index. Yellowing to page edges; private owner rubber stamp to front free endpaper, half-title leaf, and title page, else fine. Jacket has nicks and a crease to upper edge of front panel, else fine. 1.3 kg parcel. ; Quarto; 280 pages

    Book ID: 54308
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  • STARK, Freya
    DUST IN THE LION'S PAW: autobiography 1939-1946

    London: John Murray, 1962. Green cloth. pp xii, (297), [3] + plates. Bit of yellowing to page edges, else fine. Green top page edges faded, other page edges yellowed; small ink name at front; small margin chips and tears to a few leaves from careless opening; else fine. Yellow price-clipped jacket has nicks to spine ends, VG otherwise. The famed traveler and Middle East expert's fourth and last volume of autobiography. During the war Stark focused her energies on bringing the Arabs onto the Allied side, or to at least remain neutral. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 51615
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  • MARSH, Zoe, editor
    EAST AFRICA THROUGH CONTEMPORARY RECORDS.

    Edition: First Edition

    Cambridge University Press, 1961. Blue pictorial boards. (2), (xxii), (215) pp. Maps and plates. Ink name to front pastedown, else nearly fine, without jacket (as issued, I believe).

    Book ID: 1425
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  • MIKKELSEN, Kapitän (Ejnar Mikklesen, 1880-1971)
    EIN ARKTISCHER ROBINSON

    Edition: First German Edition

    Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1913. Octavo, tan pictorial cloth. pp x, 384 + b&w map + colour folding map + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and many other plates. Spine a bit worn and ends, two cloth split at top of front hinge; ink owner inscription at front and small two digit ink number in corner of a few early leaves; else a VG clean and tight copy. First published Copenhagen, 1913, as Tre Aar i Nordøstgrønland, and in London in 1913 as Lost in the Arctic, being the story of the "Alabama" Expedition, 1909-12. AB 11418. Mikkelson was a Danish arctic explorer who became stranded on Shannon Island in Northeastern Greeland with his chief engineer Iversen. They spent two winters…

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    Leipzig: Brockhaus, 1913. Octavo, tan pictorial cloth. pp x, 384 + b&w map + colour folding map + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and many other plates. Spine a bit worn and ends, two cloth split at top of front hinge; ink owner inscription at front and small two digit ink number in corner of a few early leaves; else a VG clean and tight copy. First published Copenhagen, 1913, as Tre Aar i Nordøstgrønland, and in London in 1913 as Lost in the Arctic, being the story of the "Alabama" Expedition, 1909-12. AB 11418. Mikkelson was a Danish arctic explorer who became stranded on Shannon Island in Northeastern Greeland with his chief engineer Iversen. They spent two winters in a small cottage they built from scrap until they were rescued by a whaler in 1912. This German edition added illustrations and an index. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Book ID: 43730
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  • FLEMING, Sanford
    ENGLAND AND CANADA: a summer tour between old and New Westminster with historical notes

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1884. Octavo, orignal brown cloth gilt lettered, floral endpapers. pp (xii), 449 + colour folding frontispiece map. Book a little leaned; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; small hole to inner margin of front free endpaper; else a VG+ bright, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. The author's travels in Canada and England. New Westminster is in British Columbia. London edition was also in 1884.

    Book ID: 36776
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  • KINGLAKE, Alex. Wm. (Alexander William Kinglake, 1809-91)
    EOTHEN; or, Traces of Travel Brought from the East. New Edition.

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Toronto: Adam, Stevenson, 1871. Variant binding of purple-maroon bevel-edged decorated cloth stamped in black & gilt. Title runs vertically up the spine; differences in lettering and ornament from another variant seen. Yellow endpapers. x, 218, (2) pp . Spine sunned to tan, as would be expected with this colour; tiny light spots to front cover; foxing to text early and late; lacking front fly leaf; remains of small label to front pastedown; nice copy otherwise of this Victorian Middle Eastern travel classic. First UK edition in 1844, US edition in 1845. Turkey, Smyrna, Greece, Constantinople, Palestine, Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon in 1834-35.; 12mo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 3302
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  • Tabachnick, Stephen Ely, editor [Charles M. Doughty]
    Explorations in Doughty's Arabia Deserta

    Edition: First Edition

    Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1987. (xii), 275 pp. Fine in fine jacket. Ten essays concerning Doughty's classic ARABIA DESERTA.; Octavo 0820308994

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 25885
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  • FREETH, Zahra and H.V. F. Winstone
    EXPLORERS OF ARABIA from the Renaissance to the end of the Victorian era

    Edition: First printing

    London: Allen & Unwin, 1978. Brown boards. Maps, index. Fine copy. Orange jacket spine sunned, else fine. ; Octavo; 308 pages

    Book ID: 54272
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  • FABLED SHORE: From the Pyrennes to Portugal by MACAULAY, Rose
    MACAULAY, Rose
    FABLED SHORE: From the Pyrennes to Portugal

    London: Hamish Hamilton, 1949. Second printing, same year as first. Red cloth. pp (xii), 200 + plates. Endpaper maps. Spine lightly sunned, else a VG jacketless copy, no owner names. Travelogue - Mediterranean coast of Spain and Portugal.

    Book ID: 36002
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