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

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 the log books of such famous explorers as Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco de Gama, James Cook, and many others ... 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: $20.00

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 and his party fought their way to the mouth of the savage river and back to Fort George.Fraser's journey on the river named fo... 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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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 suffered extreme hardship and ended in defeat, until Roald Amundsen finally succeeded in 1903-06. Across the Top of the World... View more info

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Journey to the Polar Sea

By: Franklin, John

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Vancouver BC, Douglas & McIntyre Ltd: 2000

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 18441

ISBN: 155054814X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Only slight wear ; A bright, solid book, dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. Includes a new introduction by the modern maritime historian James P. Delgado and the introduction from the 1908 edition by Captain Robert F. Scott. ; B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 291 pages; The original title of Franklin's journal was 'Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819-20-21-22'. This expedition was almost as disastrous as the 1845 expedition that resulted in the deaths of himself and his crew. This is a reproduction of the 1908 edition with added backg... View more info

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Norse Discoverers of America Wineland Sagas

By: Gathorne-Hardy, G. M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1970

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 19230

ISBN: 0198211112

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library, with card pocket and withdrawl sheet on front pastedown and FFEP, library stamp inked on title page, library record number laminated at base of spine. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; Ex-Library; Oxford Reprints; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages View more info

Image for Franklin's Lost Ship The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

Franklin's Lost Ship The Historic Discovery of HMS Erebus

By: Geiger, John & Alanna Mitchell

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, Harpercollins Publishers: 2015

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 19096

ISBN: 1443444170

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


As new ; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Colour Illustrations; 9.5 X 8.3 X 0.9 inches; 206 pages; "The greatest mystery in all of exploration is the fate of the 1845—1848 British Arctic Expedition commanded by Sir John Franklin. All 129 crewmen died, and the two ships seemingly vanished without a trace. The expedition's destruction was a mass disaster spread over two years. With the vessels beset and abandoned, the crew confronted a horrific ordeal. They suffered from lead poisoning, were stricken with scurvy and, ultimately, resorted to cannibalism in their final d... View more info

Image for Ocean to Ocean - Sandford Fleming's Expedition Through Canada in 1872

Ocean to Ocean - Sandford Fleming's Expedition Through Canada in 1872

By: Grant, Rev. George Monro

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Hurtig Publishers: 1967

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 18025

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows some shelf wear, with small tears and light chipping. Price-clipped, with prev. owner's name in ink inside front cover. Light foxing on page edges. ; A bright solid, book, hinges intact, DJ in Mylar. Dark blue cloth covered boards with gilt title on spine and gilt and white titles on spine. ; B&W Illustrations; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 396 pages; This is the Canadian facsimile edition of Grant's classic of Canadian exploration which has been enlarged and revised. Reproductions scattered through text and fold-out map at back of book. View more info

Image for A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 Undertaken by Order of the Hudson's Bay Company for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, etc. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772

A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean in the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, 1772 Undertaken by Order of the Hudson's Bay Company for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, etc. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772

By: Hearne, Samuel

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, M. G. Hurtig Ltd.: 1971

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 18403

ISBN: 0888300476

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


DJ has very light shelf wear, with small 3/4 inch tear at bottom front.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. Boards bound in red silk, black and gilt spine label. A number of large fold-out maps and fold-out reproductions of B&W illustrations. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 458 pages; This is a facsimile edition of the book originally published in 1795. "For all their daring and enterprise, few of the early English fur trade explorers possessed the skill or carried the necessary instruments to report fully their discoveries. It was left to Samuel Hearne, an observan... View more info

Image for Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America; From Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again

Wanderings of an Artist Among the Indians of North America; From Canada to Vancouver's Island and Oregon through the Hudson's Bay Company's Territory and Back Again

By: Kane, Paul

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Edmonton, AB, Hurtig: 1968

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 18024

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows shelf wear, with small tears and light chipping. Some underlining and marking of text throughout the book. ; A tight solid book, Red cloth covered boards with gilt titles front & spine. DJ in Mylar. Foldout frontispiece with depictions of Kane as both a young and and middle age man. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 329 pages; This is a reproduction of a book published in 1859 and revised in 1925. "This fascinating work describes his journey of 1845 to the Sault Ste marie and Mackinaw regions, and his epic wanderings of 1846 to 1848 when he travelled from Toronto a... View more info

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Fur Trade and Exploration : Opening the Far Northwest 1821-1852

By: Karamanski, D.J.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vancouver BC, UBC Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15171

ISBN: 0774801441

Condition: Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Dust jacket chipped with short tears and creasing, scuffing, DJ spine faded, light soil page and DJ fore edges . ; A tight solid book, hinges intact, text unmarked; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 330 pages View more info

Image for The Gilgit Game The Explorers of the Western Himalayas, 1865-95

The Gilgit Game The Explorers of the Western Himalayas, 1865-95

By: Keay, John

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19370

ISBN: 0719535697

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear. Previous owner's name and store stamp on FFEP, book review pasted in on back of FFEP. ; A bright, solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 277 pages; "The exploration and appropriation of the wilderness in the heart of the Western Himalayas has become known as the "Gilgit Game" in recognition of its importance as a crucial episode in the "Great Game"--the century-long rivalry between Russia and British India for control of Central Asia. Indeed, authors from Kiplin... View more info

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Franklin of the Arctic

By: Lambert, Richard S.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Toronto, McClelland & Stewart: 1954

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 17979

Condition: Good+ in Good+ dust jacket


Ex-library, with usual library stamps and markings. Card pocket removal remnants on half-title page and back free end paper. DJ has small some tears and tape removal damage & dewey decimal sticker on spine.; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector, hinges intact. ; Ex-Library; Maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 354 pages; One of he biggest mysteries in Arctic exploration is the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew during his voyage of 1845. This book chronicles Franklin's three voyages - 1819, 1825 & 1845 View more info

Image for Alexander Mackenzie's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1793

Alexander Mackenzie's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1793

By: Mackenzie, Alexander & Milo Milton Quaife (introduction)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New York, Citadel Press: 1967

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 17548

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear, sun-faded on spine. Price-clipped, with gift inscription on FFEP. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar. Yellow cloth covered boards with red titles on spine ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 384 pages; Facsimile reproduction Of Mackenzie's Journals of Expeditions from Lake Athabasca to the Arctic Ocean and from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean, first published in 1801. It includes Account Of Development Of Fur Trade By The Northwest Company. View more info

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Three Thousand Miles Through the Rocky Mountains

By: McClure, A(lexander) K.

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co: 1869

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 15392

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Original maroon cloth covered boards with light wear to extremities, bottom fore corners a little bumped, spine a little faded, head and tail of spine a little frayed. ; Tight solid book, maroon end papers, hinges intact, frontispiece with intact tissue guard & two other engravings in section on Mormon church. Titles in gilt on spine. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 456 pages; ``A(lexander) K(elly) McClure (January 9, 1828 – June 6, 1909) was a journalist, editor, writer, politician, and historian, active in Pennsylvania Republican Party politics, especially in the 1860s, and a promin... View more info

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They Never Came Back

By: Mee, Arthur

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18729

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


Price clipped DJ shows heavy shelf wear with tears and chipping, large piece missing base of DJ spine, small chips at top, some soiling on back panel. Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown. ; A tight solid book, hinges intact. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Illustrations; 191 pages; Mee gives kids the stories of a number of explorers who didn't return from their final voyages. View more info

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South with Scott

By: Mountevans, Admiral Lord

Price: $21.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 18146

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Price clipped DJ has some shelf wear & soil with tears and chipping, corners lightly bumped. Gift notation on FFEP. ; A tight solid book. Dust jacket in Mylar jacket protector. ; B&W Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 288 pages; This revised edition has B&W photos throughout. Mountevans was second on command on Scott's ill-fated 1910-1913 British Antarctic Expedition. Luckily due to a bout of scurvy during the expedition resulting in his removal to England to recuperate he did not suffer the fate of Scott and his party. He survived to recount the exploits, hardships and endurance, liv... View more info

Image for Westviking  The Ancient Norse in Greenland and North America

Westviking The Ancient Norse in Greenland and North America

By: Mowat, Farley

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1966

Edition: 1st UK

Seller ID: 18852

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Dust jacket heavily chipped, tears with creasing, some scuffing. ; Erratum slip pasted on title page, map endpapers. Jacket design by Martin Bronkhorst, maps and drawings throughout by graphic artist Claire Wheeler who later went on to marry Mowat and became an author in her own right. A tight solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; Maps ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 494 pages; Controversial Canadian writer Farley Mowat delves into one of his great interests with this volume about the westward voyages of the Vikings. This book was published almost simultaneously with the equall... View more info

Image for Sindh Revisited  A Journey in the Footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton 1842-1849 : The India Years

Sindh Revisited A Journey in the Footsteps of Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton 1842-1849 : The India Years

By: Ondaatje, Christopher

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Toronto, Harpercollins Canada: 1996

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 16561

ISBN: 0002554364

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Light edge wear to book and dustjacket ; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped.; Colour illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 351 pages; The travels of Richard Burton, 19th-century traveller, orientalist, archaeologist, linguist, anthropologist and controversial diplomat, are traced in this text. The book is both a biography and exploration of the British India of yesterday and the India and Sindh of today. Colour illustraions and maps throughout View more info