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Image for Scott of the Antarctic; the Journals of Captain Scott's Last Polar Exhibition

Scott of the Antarctic; the Journals of Captain Scott's Last Polar Exhibition

By: N/A

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Prospero Books: N.D.

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 11306

ISBN: 155267259X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear ; A bright solid, book, DJ in Mylar ; B&W Plates; 7.87 X 4.72 X 1.18 inches; 521 pages; "This book presents the complete journals of (the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910), from the preparations for the trip in New Zealand to Scott's final message before he died, written just 11 miles from base camp and safety. The work also features more thantwo dozen superb photographs taken by the expedition..." View more info

The Conquest of the Great Northwest 2 volumes

By: N/A

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Outing Publishing Company: 0

Edition: First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 12160

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Corners a little bumped, front hinge started but still solid ; Volume 2 only. Blue cloth covered boards with gilt stamped titles front & spine. B&W illustrations throughout, fold-out map in very good condition, top edge stained blue ; This is taken from the plates of the American edition. "Being the story of the Adventurers of England known as The Hudson's Bay Company." View more info

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The Rescue of Captain Scott

By: Aldridge, Don

Price: $25.00

Publisher: East Lothian, Tuckwell Press, Ltd.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18195

ISBN: 1862320705

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Top back corner lightly bumped ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.21 X 6.30 X 1.02 inches; 215 pages; "This book explores the reasons for the building of Scott's ship Discovery in Dundee. It recounts the remarkable exploits of Dundee's ice master, Captain Harry McKay, whose experience of rescuing ships locked in pack ice with the aid of his new explosive techniques, made him the Admiralty's choice to free Scott from this fat... View more info

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Drift Station Arctic Outposts of Superpower Science

By: Althoff, William F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dulles, VA, Potomac Books Inc.: 2007

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 17103

ISBN: 1574887718

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light edge wear. Light soil to pages at foredge bottom.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9 X 6.20 X 1.40 inches; 355 pages; "Closed to conventional passage, the Arctic Ocean and peripheral seas have nevertheless known European explorers since the sixteenth century. Systematic observation, however, dates only from the last years of the nineteenth century, with the epic drift of Fridtjof Nansen’s ice ship Fram (1893... View more info

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Genesis of Vancouver City Explorations of Its Site 1791, 1792 & 1808

By: Bartroli, Tomas

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Electric Print: 1997

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 12727

ISBN: 0969525028

Condition: Good+


Ex-library, sticker damage front card cover, front cover creased with small piece missing front edge, library sticker with discard stamp on FFEP ; A tight solid book, text unmarked; Trade PB; A study of the early European explorations of the delta upon which the city of Vancouver, British Columbia now stands View more info

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Unknown Lands The Log Book of the Great Explorers

By: Bellec, Francois

Price: $38.50

Publisher: New York, Overlook Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; Second Printing

Seller ID: 17073

ISBN: 1585672017

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ has light edge wear, 1/2" tear on back top corner. ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped, decorative endpapers ; B&W and Colour Illustrations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 216 pages; "This remarkable and beautiful book documents the period of exploration and enlightenment when the Old World began to open its mind to the wonders and mysteries of the New World. Five centuries of eyewitness accounts, drawings, and notes, taken straight from th... View more info

Dark Safari; the Life Behind the Legend of Henry Morton Stanley

By: Bierman, John

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, Knopf: 1990

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 12634

ISBN: 039422180X

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Front flap creased, slight edge wear to book & DJ ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped, bright, solid book ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 401 pages; A savagely deprived childhood rendered John Rowlands something of an emotional cripple, yet this unloved illegitimate son of a housemaid became Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the celebrated African explorer. Evasion, suppression and falsification were his defenses against the abandonment, rejection and betrayal that haunted his life--an... View more info

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Fifty Years Below Zero A Lifetime of Adventure in the Far North

By: Brower, Charles D.

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Limited: 1948

Edition: First British Edition

Seller ID: 18332

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Green cloth covered boards show some shelf wear, light soiling, minor foxing on endpapers.; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Introduction by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. This book is undated but the imprint on the copyright page stating 'Book Production War Economy Standard' dates this during or shortly after WWII. Worldcat gives it a date of 1948. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages; "Brower had left San Francisco with the intention of making a short dash north on a ... View more info

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Dangerous Crossings The First Modern Polar Expedition, 1925

By: Bryant, John H. & Harold N. Cones

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Annapolis, Maryland, US Naval Institute Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 15744

ISBN: 1557501874

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light edge wear to book and dust jacket. Some creasing of DJ ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 9.25 X 6.24 X 0.85 inches; 206 pages; "An American expedition that left the coast of Maine in June 1925, skirted the Canadian coast, then headed for Greenland and points farther north, this lesser known voyage was undertaken to map the yet unexplored polar sea above Canada; whether there was an actual landmass there was still unclear. The focus of professors Bryant and ... View more info

Image for The Great Lone Land An account of the Red River Expedition and other travels and adventures in Western Canada

The Great Lone Land An account of the Red River Expedition and other travels and adventures in Western Canada

By: Butler, William Francis

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Hurtig Publishers: 1973

Edition: 1st Thus; Second Printing

Seller ID: 18798

ISBN: 0888300093

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Fold-out map between half-title and title pages ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 388 pages; Butler was an intelligence officer who served with the army units that were sent on the Red River Expedition to put down rebellious factions in the Canadian Northwest in 1870. He stayed on in Canada and was commissioned by the government to check out conditions i... View more info

Skyward

By: Byrd, Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons: 1981 (1928)

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 11904

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Library pocket and withdrawn stamp on front end papers ; A bright solid, book. A bookplate on the verso of the FFEP denotes this book as a donation to the library from renowned historian W. Kaye Lamb. Black boards with gilt design on front, gilt titles on spine, top edge gilt. Despite condition grading, this is in very nice condition. ; Ex-Library; Lakeside Classics; B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 388 pages; This is a quality reprint of the 1928 classic ... View more info

Image for McGillivray; Lord of the Northwest

McGillivray; Lord of the Northwest

By: Campbell, Marjorie Elliott Wilkins

Price: $19.50

Publisher: Toronto, Clarke, Irwin: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15581

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Previous owner's name and gift notation on half title page. Red cloth covered boards show only light wear. Dust jacket worn with some soil, short tape repaired tears ; A tight solid book. DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; 337 pages; "William McGillivray was during a period of upwards of twenty years the chief director of an association of British merchants and traders in North America called the North West Company of Montreal by whose exertions the contine... View more info

Image for The Savage River   Seventy-one days with Simon Fraser

The Savage River Seventy-one days with Simon Fraser

By: Campbell, Marjorie Wilkins & Lewis Parker

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Toronto, Macmillan of Canada: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16668

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Only light wear to dust jacket. ; On the morning of May 28, 1808, Simon Fraser, two clerks, two Native guides, and nineteen voyageurs set out in four frail birch-bark canoes from Fort George on the Pacific slope of the Rocky Mountains. Before them was an unnamed and unexplored river that led south and, Fraser hoped, west to the Pacific coast. Every bend threatened new dangers - impassable rapids, treacherous portages, unfriendly Natives. But in seventy-one days, Fraser a... View more info

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English Seamen and the Colonization of America,

By: Chatterton, E. Keble

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Harbour Publishing: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10806

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Light wear to blue cloth covered boards, some foxing ; A tight solid book, hinges intact; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 326 pages View more info

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Exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands

By: Chittenden, Newton

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Gordon Soules Book Pub: 1984

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 15909

ISBN: 0919574726

Condition: Very Good-


Edgewear and scuffing of card covers ; A tight solid book. ; Trade PB; B&W Illustrations View more info

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Exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands

By: Chittenden, Newton H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Burnaby, BC, Fireweed Enterprises Inc.: 1991

Edition: Reprint; Later Printing

Seller ID: 17090

ISBN: 0969181418

Condition: Very Good+


Only light wear to card covers, sticker remnant on back cover. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 93 pages; Captain Chittenden served with Union Army during the US Civil War. Originally published as: Official report of the exploration of the Queen Charlotte Islands for the government of British Columbia. Victoria, B.C. Printed by authority of the government, 1884. The descendents of Newton Chittenden continue to keep this in print. View more info

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Voyages of Discovery

By: Cook, Captain James & Robert Welsch

Price: $14.99

Publisher: Chicago, Chicago Review Press: 1993

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 16927

ISBN: 0897333160

Condition: Very Good+


Only slight wear to card covers; A bright, solid book.; 8 X 5.02 X 1.18 inches; 505 pages; "Between 1768 and 1779, Captain James Cook of the British Royal Navy made three voyages of exploration for purposes of scientific research. On each voyage he kept a log of scenes and adventures. Cook's reputation rose steadily with each voyage largely because Europeans were fascinated with the romance of discovery as well as reports of sexual licence in Tahiti and other Polynes... View more info

Image for Mercator  The Man Who Mapped the Planet

Mercator The Man Who Mapped the Planet

By: Crane, Nicholas

Price: $16.95

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17452

ISBN: 0297646656

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Light wear to top edge of dust jacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped, map endpapers ; B&W and color plates; 9.29 X 6.46 X 1.42 inches; 348 pages; "Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594) was born at the dawn of the Age of Discovery, when the world was beginning to be discovered and carved up by navigators, geographers and cartographers. Mercator was the greatest and most ingenious cartographer of them all: it was he who coined the word 'atlas' and solved... View more info

Image for Search for a Place, Black Separatism and Africa, 1860

Search for a Place, Black Separatism and Africa, 1860

By: Delany, M.R. & Campbell, Robert

Price: $18.50

Publisher: Ann Arbor MI, University of Michigan Press: 1969

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 16934

ISBN: 0472279106

Condition: Fine in Very Good- dust jacket


Price clipped dustjacket shows light soil, closed tear top edge ; A bright, solid book, book as new ; reprint of 2 works published in 1860; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; The two works reprinted in this volume are: Official Report of the Niger Exploring Party, by Delany (Chief Commissioner to Africa) and A Pigrimage to My Motherland; An Account of a Journey Among the Egbas and Yorubas of Central Africa in 1859-60 by Robert Campbell who was one of the Commissioners... View more info

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Across the Top of the World The Quest for the Northwest Passage

By: Delgado, James P.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & McIntyre: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 17067

ISBN: 1550547348

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Signed by Author; Only slight wear to book & DJ ; Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. A bright, solid book.; B&W and Colour Photographs, Maps; The noted Marine author's account of the search for the Northwest Passage. "The centuries-long quest for the fabled Northwest Passage rivals the story of Antarctic exploration for heroism, drama, and tragedy. Expedition after expedition set off in search of a sea route connecting Europe with Asia's riches; each expedition ... View more info