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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

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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 fate in 1904. The author's research in Dundee, New Zealand and Australia has uncovered' unpublished material, including photogra... 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 (1893-1896), the first scientific expedition of the modern era. Twentieth-century technology—the icebreaker, radio transmission,... 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 the log books of such famous explorers as Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco de Gama, James Cook, and many others ... 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--and it is the reality behind these Walter Mitty-like defenses that is the subject of this stimulating, well-documented biograph... 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 Cones, coauthors of the standard history of Zenith Radio Corp., is on technology; the voyage was the first to use aircraft an... 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 published by Putnam's View more info

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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 continent has been discovered and explored from the lakes of Canada to the Pacific Ocean and the frozen Polar Sea" 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 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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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 Polynesian islands." View more info

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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 the riddle of converting the three-dimensional globe into a two-dimensional map while retaining true compass bearings. It is... View more info

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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 of the Niger Valley Exploring Party. Extensive introduction by Howard H. Bell. 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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The Headless Valley

By: Fiennes, Ranulph

Price: $15.95

Publisher: London, The Travel Book Club: 1974

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 18086

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ shows light shelf wear. Prev. owner's name on front DJ flap. ; DJ in mylar. A tight solid book. ; Book Club Edition; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 222 pages; The account of four Welshmen and their exploratory journey through the Northwest Territories and British Columbia, including a journey down the South Nahanni River and through Headless Valley. "Fiennes served in the British Army for eight years including a period on counter-insurgency service while attached to the Army of the Sultanate of Oman. He later undertook numerous expeditions and was the first person to visit... View more info

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Barrow's Boys; The Original Extreme Adventurers

By: Fleming, Fergus

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Atlantic Monthly Press: 2000

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 18454

ISBN: 0871138042

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


DJ and boards show very light shelf wear.; A bright, solid book, dustjacket in Mylar, unclipped. ; B&W Illustrations; 9.40 X 6.50 X 1.50 inches; 489 pages; "Barrow's Boys is a spellbinding account of perilous journeys to uncharted areas under the most challenging conditions. Re-creating the successes and harrowing failures of the original extreme adventurers, Fergus Fleming captures the incredibly brave, and often downright insane, passion for exploration that led a band of men into situations that would humble even the bravest adventurers today. These men served under John Barrow, Second ... View more info

Quest for a Northern Air Route

By: Forbes, Alexander

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press: 1953

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 12076

Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Some water damage along front edges of boards, otherwise tight and solid, unmarked. Price clipped DJ is worn & chipped, scuffed with short tape repaired tears ; DJ in Mylar ; B&W Photographs; 141 pages View more info