There are 80 books in this catalogue.
The Head-Hunters of Borneo
Book Number: 65900
Time-Life Books, Belgium, 1986 8vo. Padded leather covered boards, hardcover, gilt edges. 342pp. index, colour & b/w illus. Very good+. Time life Classics of Exploration slip taped to verso fep.
The Ship : Retracing Cook's Endeavour Voyage
Book Number: 65742
BBC Books 2002. 4to. hardcover. 224pp. index, colour illus., maps. Very good, owner's inscription verso fep.. / Very good d/w.
The Voyage of Torres
Book Number: 65737
University of Queensland Press, 1980. Large 8vo. hardcover. 194pp. index, colour maps, b/w maps & illus. Very good+. / Near Fine d/w.
Voyage autour du monde de l'Astrolabe et de la Zélée sous les ordres du contre-amiral Dumont-d'Urville pendant les années 1837, 38, 39 et 40. 2 volumes.
LE GUILLOU Élie Jean François - ARAGO
Book Number: 60223
Paris, Berquet et Pétion, 1842, 1843. 2 volumes, 8vos, marbled paper covered boards, leather spine with raised bands. pp.381,382. 30 b/w plates including 2 frontispieces. Good, covers rubbed, wear to top of spine on vol1. Foxing. Text in French.
Elcano the First Circumnavigator
Book Number: 65072
Herder Publications, London, 1958 8vo. hardcover. 198pp. b/w illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Abel Janszoon Tasman & The Discovery of New Zealand
Tasman, Abel Janszoon; Allen Curnow; J. C. Beaglehole; M.F. Vigeveno
Book Number: 64510
Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, 1942. Small 4to. hardcover, stiff boards with wrapper attached at spine (as issued). 66pp. b/w illus. Very good, light foxing to endpapers, piece of paper pasted to rear pastedown. "1942" written in pen under date on title page. A few stain on front of d/w.
William Dampier (The Golden Hind Series)
Book Number: 64485
John Lane the Bodley Head, London 1929. 8vo. orig. cloth hardcover. 257pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, foxing and tape marks on endpapers
Dusky Bay: In the Steps of Captain Cook
Begg, A. Charles & Neil C.
Book Number: 64139
Whitcombe & Tombs, New Zealand, 1968. Revised edition. 8vo. hardcover. 240pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, endpaper edges toned. / Very good d/w with mark on front panel.
The Search for the Islands of Solomon, 1567-1838
Book Number: 64150
Clarendon Press, Oxford 1969. Small 4to. hardcover. 411pp. index, b/w frontis, maps. Very good, foxing to outer page edges. / Very good d/w.
Atlas of Discovery
Book Number: 63913
Aldus Books, London 1973. 4to. hardcover. 192pp. index, colour maps. Very good. / Very good d/w with creased front flap.
Book Number: 63837
Doubleday, Australia, 1999. 8vo. softcover. 448pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, page edges toned.
The Naturalist on the River Amazons. (Everyman's Library)
Bates, Henry Walter; edited by Ernest Rhys. With an appreciation by Charles Darwin
Book Number: 62988
Dent. 1932. Small 8vo. hardcover. Fully bound in leather. b/w illus. maps. Everyman's Library. No 446. Very good, light foxing mainly to endpapers.
The Discovery of the Nile
Book Number: 58944
Swan Hill Press;, 1998 Folio. hardcover. 352pp. index. colour illus. Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w. heavy book extra post may apply.
Book Number: 62845
Weidenfeld and Nicholson 2001 8vo hardcover 246pp index, b/w illus. very good, owner's inscription on fep / very good+ d/w. Selkirk was a pirate and a buccaneer who sailed on the South Seas on looting expeditions for gold and treasure. In 1703 he joined an expedition whose object was to plunder French and Spanish ships. Conditions on the ship were appalling; scurvy, dysentery and typhus flourished and most of the crew died or went mad. Eventually they reached the island of Juan Fernandez 400 miles off the coast of Chile where Selkirk opted to maroon himself. Suddenly solitude and silence were imposed and his only relationship was to the island and to himself. He learnt to kill goats with cudgels and use their skins for coats and shoes. He hollowed out a canoe and circumnavigated the island. He wished there were a woman on the island, but perhaps he used the goats he had tamed for his sexual satisfaction. Gradually he found that company was not essential and that he was the Governor of this island, afraid of nothing it contained.