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There are 70 books in this catalogue.
Strong, L. A. G.:  DR. QUICKSILVER 1660 - 1742. The Life And Times Of Thomas Dover, M.D.
Book Number: 1941
London:: Andrew Melrose, 1955 Green cloth, no d/w, clean inside. 18 illustrations reproduced in collotype. Appendix, bibliography, extended index. "A successful medical practitioner, born, in 1662, Dover turned aside from his work, became for three years a privateer, shared in the rescue of Alexander Selkirk, returned to medicine with a large fortune in prizre money and the bias which earned him his nickname, to spend his last ative years in violent and sometimes scurrilous medical controversy."
Keywords: Alexander Selkirk Doctors History of Medicine Adventures of a British Doctor who defied medical quackery, and later sailed the ocenas as a pirate adventurer
Price: $15.00

Book Number: 2999
Hamish Hamilton. London. (1963). 1st ed. 8vo. Or.cl. d/w. 222pp. Frontis., b/w plates & text illusts. Jacket design by Sidney Nolan. Very good+. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: Account of the explorations of the ill-fated Burke and Wills team
Price: $15.00

Williams, Neville:  FRANCIS DRAKE
Book Number: 3605
Book Club Associates london 1973. 4to. 231pp. Illust. Endmaps. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Keywords: explorers drake francis
Price: $10.00

Johnston, James:  GRENFELL OF LABRADOR (signed copy)
Book Number: 3627
 London Partridge 1910s?. 8to. Signed on frontspiece by Wilfred Grenfell. Illust. A good copy with foxing throughout, light cover wear and a small indent on back cover.' .
Keywords: labrador canada hudson bay explorers arctic
Price: $75.00

Mear, Roger and Swan, Robert:  IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF SCOTT
Book Number: 3858
London, Jonathan Cape, 1987. 1st edition. Signed on title page by author (Swan) pp xiv+306. 8vo. Colour & b/w illus. Fine/very good.
Keywords: antartica exploration scott explorers south
Price: $12.00

Horan, James D.:  The Great American West: A Pictorial History from Coronado to the Last Frontier
Book Number: 5891
Crown Publishers, Inc., 1959, First Edition black cloth with tan cloth spine, title stamped in black on spine. VG., light tape marks & light foxing to endpapers, owner's details on fep. No d/w. First Edition. oversized volume. 650 illustrations in halftone and color, including 500 historical photographs.
Keywords: colonies, american history, frontier
Price: $15.00

Johnson, Henry.:  The Life And Voyages Of Joseph Wiggins, Modern Discoverer Of The Kara Sea Route To Siberia
Book Number: 6559
London: John Murray, 1907. 8vo. red cloth hardcover. pp. xxiv, 396. 4pp. ads. b/w plates text illus.1 folding map. good, spine faded, light edgewear, owner's inscription on fep.
Keywords: The Life And Voyages Of Joseph Wiggins, Modern Discoverer Of The Kara Sea Route To Siberia
Price: $45.00

Abel, Mary K.:  Charles W. Abel : Papuan Pioneer
Book Number: 7071
Oliphants Ltd. 1st edition 1957 Excellent unmarked copy, with a little aging, in a very good clipped d/w, with little shelf wear at top and bottom of d/w. Colour frontispiece.
Keywords: New Zealand, South Seas
Price: $15.00

Irving, Washington:  The Voyages of Christopher Columbus
Book Number: 22342
The Pilot Press, 1949 8vo. small hardcover. 193pp. index. b/w illus. maps. very good. owner's inscription on fep. / good, clipped d/w.
Keywords: Voyages Christopher Columbus sailing boats ships discovery marine history sea ocean
Price: $6.00

Egan, Timothy:  The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest
Book Number: 24462
June 1990 Random House 8vo. hardcover. 254pp. very good, / very good d/w.
Keywords: Northwest Pacific The Good Rain Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific united states america canada Northwest Egan Timothy
Price: $12.00

BLIGH,, William.:  A VOYAGE TO THE SOUTH SEA. Undertaked by Command of His Majesty, for the Purpose of Conveying the Bred-Fruit Tree to the West Indies, in His Majesty's Ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh.
Book Number: 34460
Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia 1969 4to. brown cloth hardcover. 264pp. fold-out maps. very good, minor foxing, light foxing on endpapers. Australian Facsimile Editions No. 121
Keywords: william Bounty mutiny south pacific voyages
Price: $75.00

Dyson, John:  Columbus - the Gold, God and Glory: In Search of the Real Christopher Columbus
Book Number: 28512
Hodder & Stoughton, 1991 4to hardcover 224pp colour illus. very good / very good d/w.
Keywords: History Biography Columbus the Gold God and Glory In Search of the Real Christopher Columbus Dyson John
Price: $18.00

Columbus, Columbus (Colon, Cristobal) Translated by Robert H. Fuson:  The Log of Christopher Columbus
Book Number: 29252
Ashford, UK. 1987 Oblong 4to hardcover 252pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. From School Library Journal: Columbus' log presents an overwhelming picture of circumnavigation during the 15th Century. The prologue gives an overview of the log; Columbus, the man; and the ships themselves. The actual log chronicles daily activities from August 1492 to March 1493. The seven appendixes in the epilogue complete the picture of Columbus' previous journeys, what he actually discovered in 1492, and a fascinating account of how his remains were shuffled around various cathedrals after his death. The format allows readers to read any part or all parts of the biography that interest them. A clear perspective on a well-known historical event. Anne Paget, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Tex .
Keywords: Reference Languages The Log of Christopher Columbus Colon Cristobal
Price: $25.00

Robinson, Richard:  Travellers in Time: Seven Epic Stories of Early Exploration
Book Number: 29403
London Macdonald September 1986 Square 8vo hardcover 160pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. Table of Contents:nAssault on Everest / by C.G. Bruce, George Leigh-Mallory, and George Finch -- Pearls and savages / by Frank Hurley -- Under the sea / by John Williamson -- Across Greenland / by Alfred Wegener, Ernst Sorge, and Karl Weiken -- Wings over Africa / by Alan Cobham -- Storm, Cape Horn / by Irving Johnson -- The home of the blizzard / by Douglas Mawson.
Keywords: Discoveries in geography Travellers in Time Seven Epic Stories of Early Exploration Robinson Richard
Price: $10.00

Gavet-Imbert, Michel:  The Guinness Book of Explorers and Exploration
Book Number: 37378
Guinness 1991 4to hardcover 288pp index, colour illus. very good / very good d/w. Whether impelled by greed or curiosity, by national pride or a thirst for scientific knowledge, explorers have always had gripping tales to tell. Not only were there the dangers - of fevers, hostile tribes, impenetrable forests and icy water - but also the beauties and mysteries of the unknown. Covering the ancient world to the space age, this book recounts the stories of famous explorers - Alexander the Great, Columbus, Captain Cook, Livingstone, Scott and many others. It also includes many less well-known expeditions, such as the bloody conquest of Kamchatka, the ancient Carthaginian who might have sailed to West Africa, the medieval Arab who reached China and the French expedition to Australia. Background information is provided on each phase of exploration, the equipment and technology available and the people and places discovered.
Keywords: Reference The Guinness Book of Explorers and Exploration Gavet Imbert Michel
Price: $12.00

Brosse, Jacques.:  Great Voyages of Exploration.
Book Number: 38126
David Bateman, Buderim, Queensland, 1983. 4to. hardcover. 232pp. index, colour & b/w illus. good. / very good d/w.
Keywords: Voyages Exploration explorers pacific
Price: $18.00

McINTYRE, D. AND P. MEREDITH.:  Two Below Zero. A Year Alone in Antarctica.
Book Number: 40788
Terrey Hills: Australian Geographic, 1996 4to. Or.cl.d.w. (256pp.). With col. frontisp., half-title illust., illust. end-papers, and profusely illust. with photographic col. plates, many double or full-page. very good. / very good d/w with top edge slightly curled and crease on back panel.
Keywords: adventure antarctic, Cape Denison
Price: $18.00

Wilson, Derek:  The Circumnavigators
Book Number: 62621
Robinson, London 1989. 8vo. softcove331pp. index. b/w illus. Very good, foxing to endpapers * outer page edges.
Keywords: explorers sea age of sail exploration sailing
Price: $15.00

Benson, E. F.:  Ferdinand Magellan.
Book Number: 62623
Bodley Head, London 1929. 8vo. hardcover. 262pp. index, b/w frontis, 2 folding maps. Very good, foxing to endpapers, a few spots on cover.
Keywords: explorers sea age of sail exploration sailing
Price: $15.00

Polo, Marco (A Modern Translation by Teresa Waugh from the Italian by Maria Bellonci:  The Travels of Marco Polo
Book Number: 62624
Book Club 1984 Large 8vo. hardcover. 218pp. index, colour & b/w ilus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: travel exploration china asia
Price: $10.00

Bonington, Chris:  Quest for Adventure: Ultimate Feats of Modern Exploration
Book Number: 42666
National Geographic 2000 4to hardcover 351pp index, colour illus. very good, small chip on fep / very good d/w.
Keywords: survival travel american history disney theme parks adventure human behavior explorers imagineering paris gis Quest for Adventure Ultimate Feats of Modern Exploration Bonington Chris
Price: $10.00

Hough, Richard:  Captain James Cook
Book Number: 43274
London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1994 8vo. Black Cloth Gilt Spine, hardcover. 398pp. index, + b/w plates. very good. / very good d/w faded on spine edge.
Keywords: Captain James Cook sailing boats australian history biography voyages south pacific hawaii
Price: $18.00

Botting, Douglas:  Humboldt and the Cosmos
Book Number: 43282
Sphere Books 1973 Small 4to softcover 295pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good.
Keywords: science exploration Humboldt and the Cosmos Botting Douglas
Price: $12.00

Adams, Arthur T. (Editor):  The Explorations of Pierre Esprit Radisson: From the Original Manuscript in the Bodleian Library and the British Museum
Book Number: 44605
Ross & Haines, Minneapolis, 1961 8vo. hardcover. pp.258,lxxxiv. Very good, good d/w chipped at corners, sunned on spine & top edge.
Keywords: explorers Explorations Pierre Esprit Radisson american history native indians united states north
Price: $18.00

Woodard, David:  The Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen. Who lost their ship while in a boat at sea, & surrendered themselves up to the Malays in the Island of Celebes...
Book Number: 46841
Dawsons of Pall Mall 1969 8vo. hardcover. 235pp. Two fold-out maps. very good, minor insect damage to cover edges, edge of one map creased with some tiny tears. / No d/w.
Keywords: celebes Sulawesi exploration explorers sailing indonesia asia
Price: $18.00

Keay, John (General Editor):  The Royal Geographical Society History of World Exploration
Book Number: 49154
Hamlyn. London. 1991 4to. hardcover. 320pp. indexcolur & b/w illus. Very good, page edges slightly browned. / Very good d/w.
Keywords: World Exploration history explorers
Price: $15.00

Peary Robert E.:  The North Pole (Classics of Exploration)
Book Number: 50742
Time-Life Books, Belgium, 1987 8vo. Padded leather covered boards, hardcover, gilt edges. 326pp. index, b/w illus. Very good+, book plate on fep., Time life Classics of Exploration slip taped to verso fep. .
Keywords: explorers exploration north pole
Price: $25.00

Selous, Frederick Courteney:  Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa (Classics of Exploration)
Book Number: 50743
Time-Life Books, Belgium, 1984 8vo. Padded leather covered boards, hardcover, gilt edges. 503pp. index, b/w illus, fold-out map. Very good+, book plate on fep., Time life Classics of Exploration slip taped to verso fep. .
Keywords: explorers exploration north pole
Price: $45.00

Layard,Austen H.:  Discoveries in the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon (Classics of Exploration)
Book Number: 50744
Time-Life Books, Belgium, 1987 8vo. Padded leather covered boards, hardcover, gilt edges. 686pp. index, b/w illus, fold-out maps. Very good+.
Keywords: explorers exploration north pole
Price: $45.00

Browne, Edward G.:  A Year Amongst the Persians
Book Number: 50745
Time-Life Books, Belgium, 1987 8vo. Padded leather covered boards, hardcover, gilt edges. 594pp. index, fold-out map. Very good+, book plate on fep., Time life Classics of Exploration slip taped to verso fep.
Keywords: explorers exploration australia history
Price: $35.00

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