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  • MARTELLI, George
    LIVINGSTONE'S RIVER. A History of the Zambezi Expedition 1858-1864.

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. Octavo. Dark blue cloth. 286, (2) pp. Endpaper maps. Fine in near fine jacket.

    Book ID: 1416
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  • SINCLAIR, Gordon
    LOOSE AMONG DEVILS

    Toronto: Doubleday, Doran, and Gundy, 1935. Inscribed by the author; Octavo, light green cloth lettered in black, red top page edges. pp (xii), 276 + frontispiece portrait (by Charles Comfort) and 18 photos on 9 leaves. Inscribed by the author "Jim Munro . From one exaggeration to another. Gordon Sinclair." Sunning to spine and margins of covers; plates a little rippled; 1985 ink owner name at top margin of front pastedown; VG clean and unworn jacketless copy otherwise. The popular Canadian journalist, author, and public figure's third book, a travelogue about Devil's Island, French Guiana, and West Africa. ; Signed by the author

    Book ID: 35874
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  • ANDRÉE, S.A., Nils Strindberg, and K. Fraenkel
    MED ÖRNEN MOT POLEN. ANDRÉES POLAREXPEDITION ÅR 1897 UTGIVEN, PÅ GRUNDVAL AV S.A. ANDRÉES, NILS STRINDBERGS OCH KNUT FRAENKELS SOMMAREN 1930 PÅ VITÖN FUNNA ANTECKNINGAR, AV SVENSKA SÄLLSKAPET FÖR ANTROPOLOGI OCH GEOGRAFI.

    Stockholm: Bonniers, c1930. Later printing (61st-70th thousand). Octavo, original blue cloth gilt lettered, with gilt facsimile signatures on front cover. pp (488) + folding map, plan, and illustration + plates; numerous text illustrations. Tear to inner margin of last leaf neatly repaired, else a fine, bright and tight copy, no owner names. 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. Text is in Swedish. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required.

    Book ID: 31443
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  • BOYD, Martin
    MUCH ELSE IN ITALY: A Subjective Travel Book

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Macmillan, 1958. Octavo, blue cloth. Pp viii, 184 + 3 plates. VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. A travel book by the noted Australian author.

    Book ID: 32588
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  • FREMONT, J.C. , Brevet Capt.
    NARRATIVE OF THE EXPLORING EXPEDITION TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, in the Year 1842; and to Oregon and North California, in the Years 1843-44...Re-printed from the Official Copy.

    Syracuse, New York: L.W. Hall, 1846. Narrow octavo. pp iv, (5)-305, (1, blank), [6, ads]. Modern rebinding of black buckram, gilt spine title. Ink name to front free endpaper; browning to margins of title page and last page of ads; else fine. First Syracuse (NY) edition. First published Washington, 1845, as an official report for the United States Senate, this edition omits the maps and plates found in the first edition and omits "the portions which are astronomical, scienfific and philosophical, and therefore not adapted for general utility" - publisher's preface. There was also a NY: Appleton, 1846, edition (in wrappers). Sabin 25841. Wagner-Camp 115-7; Howes F370.

    Book ID: 5917
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  • LOCKE, David R. (aka Petroleum V. Nasby)
    NASBY IN EXILE: or, six months of travel in England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Germany, Switzerland and Belgium

    Edition: First Edition

    Toledo & Boston: Locke Publishing Company, 1882. Thick octavo, brown cloth, brown endpapers. pp (xvi), (17)-672, [2]. Many illustrations. Moderate wear to spine corners and outer corners; inner hinges cracked but still firm; page edges yellowed; VG clean copy otherwise BAL 11842, binding B (no priority). 1.5 kg parcel

    Book ID: 40967
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  • NOTES AND REFLECTIONS DURING A RAMBLE IN GERMANY. By the Author of 'Recollections of the Peninsula', 'Sketches in India', Scenes & Impressions in Egypt and Italy', and 'Story of a Life.' Second Edition by SHERER, Joseph Moyle, 1789-1869
    SHERER, Joseph Moyle, 1789-1869
    NOTES AND REFLECTIONS DURING A RAMBLE IN GERMANY. By the Author of 'Recollections of the Peninsula', 'Sketches in India', Scenes & Impressions in Egypt and Italy', and 'Story of a Life.' Second Edition

    London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1827. Second printing (first was in 1826). Original quarter morocco and brown paper-covered boards, cream endpapers. pp iv, 400, page edges untrimmed. Paper spine label perished, with just a small corner remaining; joints partially cracked top and bottom; boards rubbed, corners rounded; occasional foxing in text, light tide margins to fore margins of some leaves; VG copy otherwise, no owner names. Not issued with illustrations. Calais, Boulogne, Dieppe, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Germany, Switzerland, Austria Prague, Dresden, Leipzig and Berlin. A good account, with close social observation, by a junior British Army officer; Octavo

    Book ID: 29224
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  • JOHNSTON, James F.W.
    NOTES ON NORTH AMERICA, Agricultural, Economical, and Social.

    Edition: First US issue

    Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown / Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1851. Two volumes, 8vo, original brown ribbed cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. (2), xvi, 415, (3); (2), xii, 512, (2) pp. Folding frontispiece map in volume I. Spines very slightly sunned; 1853 ink name in each volume; small margin chips to some leaves (no text affected) from careless opening; some vertical creases to map from careless folding, partial split to one fold neatly repaired; a fine, partially unopened copy otherwise. Made from UK sheets. James Finlay Weir Johnston (1796-1855) was a reader in chemistry and mineralogy at the University of Durham in England who, between July and December, 1848, toured British North America and the eastern United…

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    Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown / Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1851. Two volumes, 8vo, original brown ribbed cloth decorated in blind, spine gilt lettered. (2), xvi, 415, (3); (2), xii, 512, (2) pp. Folding frontispiece map in volume I. Spines very slightly sunned; 1853 ink name in each volume; small margin chips to some leaves (no text affected) from careless opening; some vertical creases to map from careless folding, partial split to one fold neatly repaired; a fine, partially unopened copy otherwise. Made from UK sheets. James Finlay Weir Johnston (1796-1855) was a reader in chemistry and mineralogy at the University of Durham in England who, between July and December, 1848, toured British North America and the eastern United States. He was asked by the government of New Brunswick t o prepare a report on the agricultural prospects of the province (REPORT ON THE AGRICULTURAL CAPABILITIES OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW BRUNSWICK, Fredericton, 1850), and more of the book is on New Brunswick than any other place. Also contains sections on Nova Scotia, Kingston, Montreal, Quebec, and the Gaspe in Canada. Also covers Western New York, Buffalo, Syracuse, Albany, Ohio, Michigan, New York, Boston, Providence, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Virginia, and more. A number of observation s on slavery. The book "is the product of a trained eye and knowledge of the subject and is surprisingly detailed for the time he spent in the colonies. Johnston's common-sense approach to human relations is best reflected in his remarks on the fool ishness of those who attempt to maintain social distinctions." - Norah Story, Oxford Companion to Canadian History and Literature. TPL 8134. Howes J-165. Sabin 36369.

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    Book ID: 4786
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  • GRANT, George M. (Sandford Fleming)
    OCEAN TO OCEAN: Sandford Fleming's Expedition Thrrough Canada in 1872...Revised Edition, Containing the best featuresd of the two former editons, published in 1873 and 1879

    Toronto: Radisson Society of Canada, 1925. Tall octavo, half leather and green cloth with gilt crest of front cover. gilt spine decoration and lettering, top edge gilt, fore edge rough trimmed, patterrned endpapers. pp (v)-(xxii), 412, [2) + frontispiece portrait and one other plate. 9 pen & ink illustrations in text by noted Canadian artist Dorothy Stevens. Volume XIII, edition de luxe, in the publisher's Master-Works of Canadian Authors series. #39 of 974 copies. With an introduction by editor W.L. Grant, as well as a bibliography. Milld scuffing to spine (touched up), else a fine copy. "As a young Presbyterian minister from Halifax, Grant joined Sandford Fleming on a historic expedition commissioned by the government to coordinate the work…

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    Toronto: Radisson Society of Canada, 1925. Tall octavo, half leather and green cloth with gilt crest of front cover. gilt spine decoration and lettering, top edge gilt, fore edge rough trimmed, patterrned endpapers. pp (v)-(xxii), 412, [2) + frontispiece portrait and one other plate. 9 pen & ink illustrations in text by noted Canadian artist Dorothy Stevens. Volume XIII, edition de luxe, in the publisher's Master-Works of Canadian Authors series. #39 of 974 copies. With an introduction by editor W.L. Grant, as well as a bibliography. Milld scuffing to spine (touched up), else a fine copy. "As a young Presbyterian minister from Halifax, Grant joined Sandford Fleming on a historic expedition commissioned by the government to coordinate the work of survey parties, check the best pass through the Rockies, and confirm the railway line across the prairies. Grant's diary conveys the human drama of the westward trip. Fellow travellers Macoum, Horetsky, and Fleming become characters in an entertaining drama. Encountering the native peoples, Grant meditates about the nature of civilization. The book's climax comes when the group meets Moberly coming from the Pacific. A final section presents Fraser Canyon adventures with prospectors, adventurers, and eccentrics." - Elizabeth Waterston, THE TRAVELLERS, p. 139. Peel 367. Fleming's proposed route through the Rockies was not utimately used. A Canadian travel classic. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping may be required..

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    Book ID: 36698
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  • TAYLOR, Marie Hansen (Mrs. Bayard Taylor)
    ON TWO CONTINENTS. Memories of half a century. With the co-operation of Lilian Bayard Taylor Kiliani

    Edition: First UK issue

    London: Smith, Elder, 1905. Octavo, red cloth gilt lettered. top edge gilt. pp (xii), 309, [3] + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 7 other plates. Index. Small bumps to outer corners; yellowing to half-title and last leaf (offset front binding); else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. Sweden, Rome, United States, Russia. more. Marie Hansen was the daughter of the Swedish court astronomer who married American poet, writer, traveller, and lecturer Bayard Taylor. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Book ID: 42915
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  • CONNELLY, Karen
    ONE ROOM IN A CASTLE: letters from Spain, France & Greece

    Winnipeg: Turnstone Press, 1995. Inscribed by Author; Second printing. Tan boards. VG in VG jacket. With interesting 1998 gift inscription by the author to an noted Canadian editor and his wife, a writer, on the title page. ; 12mo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 52864
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  • CHAMPION, Helen Jean
    OVER ON THE ISLAND

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1946. Second printing (first in 1939). Brown cloth. pp xiv, 261 + plates. Endpaper maps, index. Gilt cover lettering dulled, soft vertical ridge to spine, else fine. Dust jacket has a fingernail-size chip at head of spine, small holes to rear flap fold, short tear to upper inner corner of front panel, and a few edge nicks; VG otherwise. A bicycle tour of Prince Edward Island.

    Book ID: 44575
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  • ANDERSON, Patrick
    OVER THE ALPS: Reflections on Travel & Travel Writings with Special Reference to the Grand Tours of Boswell, Beckford & Byron

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hart-Davis, 1969. Red boards. pp 224 + four double-sided plates. VG in VG price-clipped jacket.; Octavo

    Book ID: 50413
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  • MacGREGOR, J.G.
    OVERLAND BY THE YELLOWHEAD.

    Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1974. Grey cloth, endpaper maps. (xiv), (276), (2) pp + 5 double-sided plates. 5 maps in text. Index. Fine copy. Jacket has nicks and creases to head of spine, two inch tear to rear panel, VG otherwise. History of the Yellowhead Route in Western Canada through the years, officially opened as a highway in 1970 (running from Grand Forks, ND, to Prince Rupert, BC).

    Book ID: 5598
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  • BIGG-WITHER, Thomas P. (1845-90)
    PIONEERING IN SOUTH BRAZIL. Three years of forest and prairie life in the Province of Paraná

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Murray, 1878. Two volumes, octavo, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, back endpapers. Volume I: pp (xvi), 378, [2] + frontispiece and 2 other plates, 6 vignette illustrations in text. Volume II: pp (xii), 328, 32 Feb.,1877, catalogue + folding frontispiece and 3 plates, 7 vignette illustrations in text + colour folding map at rear (complete). Library discard, with label of the Norfolk & Norwich Library inside front cover of Vol. I; inside front cover of Vol. II scarred from removed label; discard rubber stamp to label and half-title leaves; ink owner name at front of each volume, but no pouches, spine marks, or other library marks. Partial cloth split to front joint and across spine of Vol.…

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    London: John Murray, 1878. Two volumes, octavo, original brown pictorial cloth gilt, back endpapers. Volume I: pp (xvi), 378, [2] + frontispiece and 2 other plates, 6 vignette illustrations in text. Volume II: pp (xii), 328, 32 Feb.,1877, catalogue + folding frontispiece and 3 plates, 7 vignette illustrations in text + colour folding map at rear (complete). Library discard, with label of the Norfolk & Norwich Library inside front cover of Vol. I; inside front cover of Vol. II scarred from removed label; discard rubber stamp to label and half-title leaves; ink owner name at front of each volume, but no pouches, spine marks, or other library marks. Partial cloth split to front joint and across spine of Vol. I neatly repaired; inner hinges of both volumes neatly repaired; three inch tear to the map neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape; small chips at heads of spines; else a VG clean, now tight and unworn pair. "Written in a fluent and picturesque style, is of great interest and full of excellent observations about the colonial region and the 'sertao' of Parana. It is certainly one of the best travel books about that part of Brazil" (Borba de Moraes 106). "After working at a shipyard in the city of Portsmouth , Thomas joined the team (of sixteen English and Swedish engineers) of the 'Paraná And Mato Grosso Survey Expedition' led by the captain of the Swedish army Christian Palm. The expedition was hired by the Brazilian imperial government and the Visconde de Mauá with the intention of undertaking feasibility studies for the construction of a railroad linking up the provinces of Mato Grosso and Paraná. The expedition started its services in the early 1870s and Bigg-Wither reached Paraná in June 1871 . Staying in the regions of Curitiba and general fields (region Tibagi ) for about four years, he returned to England in April 1875. During the period that he remained in Brazil, he made records of personal character, aspects of the local and indigenous population, the Curitiba, agriculture, flora and fauna, among other matters deemed relevant." - Wikipedia, edited. 2 kg parcel.

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    Book ID: 46446
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  • MURRAY, Thomas Boyles, Rev.
    PITCAIRN: The Island, the People, and the Pastor. To Which is Added a Short Notice of the Original Settlement and Present Conditions of Norfolk Island.

    London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, no date [1860]. 12th printing (first was in 1853). 12mo, original dark green cloth stamped in blind and gilt. [2], xiv, (15)-414, [4, ads] pp. Frontispiece portrait and 16 plates (one folding) inserted, one illustration in text. Minor wear to spine tips; cracked in ner hinges neatly repaired; ink inscription to front free endpaper; a VG attractive copy. This edition adds a 10 page author preface dated 1860 and there are some textual additions since the first edition.

    Book ID: 12281
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  • HINE, Daryl
    POLISH SUBSTITLES: impressions from a journey. Illustrated by Virgil Burnett

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Abelard-Schuman, 1962. Black cloth. pp (160). Page edges yellowed, else fine. Price-clipped jacket has yellowing to the white portions, short tear to front panel, VG otherwise. A travelogue about Poland by the Canadian poet.; Octavo

    Book ID: 49260
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  • MORRIS, Maurice O'Connor
    RAMBLES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS: With a Visit to the Gold Fields of Colorado.

    London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Octavo, hardcover, original green cloth. viii, 264 pp. Ex school library: spine has white call numbers and some wear to tips; cloth worn away to upper outer corner of front cover; bookplate; creases to front free endpaper; ink digits on verso of title leaf; some rippling to text paper from damp but no visible damp marks except lightly to the last page; else a good copy, tight in the binding. Howes M 831. Sabin 50853. "Morris's entertaining journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down…

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    London: Smith, Elder, 1864. Octavo, hardcover, original green cloth. viii, 264 pp. Ex school library: spine has white call numbers and some wear to tips; cloth worn away to upper outer corner of front cover; bookplate; creases to front free endpaper; ink digits on verso of title leaf; some rippling to text paper from damp but no visible damp marks except lightly to the last page; else a good copy, tight in the binding. Howes M 831. Sabin 50853. "Morris's entertaining journal takes the reader from St. Louis to the Colorado Rockies in the summer of 1863. He had intended to travel by steamer up the Missouri to Fort Benton and the Montana gold fields. The boat broke down at Saint Joseph, however, and the author changed his destination to Denver where he spent several months before returning to the Atlantic states". - Wagner-Camp-Becker 404.

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    Book ID: 20560
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  • Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska, in response to the Resolution of the House of Representatives of December 11, 1884. by Ray, Patrick Henry, John Murdoch, and others
    Ray, Patrick Henry, John Murdoch, and others
    Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska, in response to the Resolution of the House of Representatives of December 11, 1884.

    Edition: First Edition

    Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885. 29.5 cm, original black pebbled cloth with gilt spine lettering. pp 695 + color lithograph frontispiece, 10 photogravure plates, 2 color lithographs of birds, tinted lithograph of shells, and 7 wood engraved plates, and a folding map. tissue guards; numerous tables and in-text diagrams. Binding has bumps and slight wear to outer corners; contents mildly toned; penciled note to the title-page; else a clean and unworn VG copy. "The [Point Barrow] expedition, which was commanded by Lieut. P. H. Ray, Eighth Infantry, U.S. Army, sailed from San Francisco July 18, 1881, and reached Cape Smyth, 11 miles southwest of Point Barrow, on September 8 of the same year. Here a permanent station was established,…

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    Washington: Government Printing Office, 1885. 29.5 cm, original black pebbled cloth with gilt spine lettering. pp 695 + color lithograph frontispiece, 10 photogravure plates, 2 color lithographs of birds, tinted lithograph of shells, and 7 wood engraved plates, and a folding map. tissue guards; numerous tables and in-text diagrams. Binding has bumps and slight wear to outer corners; contents mildly toned; penciled note to the title-page; else a clean and unworn VG copy. "The [Point Barrow] expedition, which was commanded by Lieut. P. H. Ray, Eighth Infantry, U.S. Army, sailed from San Francisco July 18, 1881, and reached Cape Smyth, 11 miles southwest of Point Barrow, on September 8 of the same year. Here a permanent station was established, where the party remained until August 28, 1883, when the station was abandoned, and the party sailed for San Francisco, arriving there October 7. Though the main object of the expedition was the prosecution of the observations in terrestrial magnetism and meteorology, it was possible to obtain a large collection of articles illustrating the arts and industries of the Eskimo of the region, with whom the most friendly relations were early established." (John Murdoch: Ethnological Results of the Point Barrow Expedition, 1889). The work comprises seven sections: I. Orders and Instructions; II. Narrative; III. Ethnographical Sketch of the Natives of Point Barrow (including Vocabulary and List of Ethnological Specimens Collected); IV. Natural History; V. Meteorology; VI. Magnetism; VII. Tides; VIII. Miscellaneous Observations. 3 kg parcel.; Large quarto

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    Book ID: 51189
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  • Greely, Adolphus W.
    Report on the Proceedings of the United States Expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, Grinnell Land...International Polar Expedition [at head]

    Edition: First separate edition

    Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1888. Originally published as 49th Congress, 1st Session, HMD 393. Two volumes, original brown cloth, spines gilt lettered. Vol. I: pp [2], viii, 545, [3] + plates, charts, maps (3 folding). Vol. II: pp [2], (viii), 738 + 3 plates with Explanation on facing leaf + Explanatory Note tipped in after title. Collated and complete. Volume I has a partial cloth split to front joint, and horizontal split at foot of spine, neatly repaired; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper as well as a tear to inner margin (no printing affected) of folding map at p. 186; two plates between pp 4 and 5 protrude slightly at fore edge, with a few…

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    Washington, D.C: Government Printing Office, 1888. Originally published as 49th Congress, 1st Session, HMD 393. Two volumes, original brown cloth, spines gilt lettered. Vol. I: pp [2], viii, 545, [3] + plates, charts, maps (3 folding). Vol. II: pp [2], (viii), 738 + 3 plates with Explanation on facing leaf + Explanatory Note tipped in after title. Collated and complete. Volume I has a partial cloth split to front joint, and horizontal split at foot of spine, neatly repaired; cracked inner hinges neatly repaired with rice paper as well as a tear to inner margin (no printing affected) of folding map at p. 186; two plates between pp 4 and 5 protrude slightly at fore edge, with a few nicks. Both volumes have minor wear at spine tips; otherwise a mainly fine, bright and tight pair, no previous owner names or text marks. Greeley's narrative for the public, Three Years of Arctic Service (Scribner's, 1886), was a good seller. About that book AB 6118 says: "The United States expedition during the First International Polar Year, based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, about 81°45' N, on the east coast of Ellesmere Island, explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, about 82°30'-83°30" N, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere Island), and extended the maping of Hayes Sound, about 79° N, on Ellesmere. As relief ships failed to reach them, members of the party made a march out of the Hall Basin area, all but seven dying of starvation before rescue at Cape Sabine, Smith Sound." This official report (first 97 pp are by Greely, followed by 141 appendices in all) is scarce. Not in AB. Total edition of 4500 copies, of which 750 were for public & library distribution. A nice set of an uncommon Arctic book. Note: 7 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.; Small folio

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    Book ID: 27648
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