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The Arctic world: its plants, animals and natural phenomena : with a historical sketch of Arctic discovery down to the British Polar Expedition: 1875-76
London, T Nelson & Son. 1876, First Edition. Hard Cover, Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. [1876 BL] Green bds with bright gilt titles and encised decoration, Gilt to all edges, wear to spine ends and tips, pp viii 339 with 143 nice engraved illus. Light scattered foxing mostly at ends and edges, previous owners book plate mostly removed at front paste down, last page and rear ep creased. Bright text block. OVERWEIGHT. Good.
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Book number: 15350
USD 90.00 [Appr.: EURO 76.5 | £UK 69.75 | JP¥ 9497]
Catalogue: Exploration

 
ANONYMOUS
The Story of the Pacific : For Use in Secondary Schools and Techical Colleges
Auckland, New Zealand, Whitcombe & Tombs. 1926, Edition Unstated. Decorative Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Not Dated (1926 BL) Covers early exploration of Balboa, Cortez, Pizarro, Dampier, D'Urville, Tasman, Cook etc. CONDITION Green cloth over heavy card decorated with Sailing ships, Blck titles (nice and clean) 144 pages with 17 illus plates and 3 maps (tight and mostly clean with some edge browning and odd finger mark to pages). Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 9786
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 17 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2110]
Catalogue: Exploration
Keywords: Balboa, Cortez, Pizarro, Dampier, D'urville, Tasman, Cook Pacific Exploration

 
BASDEN, G T
Niger Ibos : A Description of the Primitive Life, Customs and Animistic Beliefs, etc, of the Ibo People of Nigeria, by One Who, for Thirty-Five Years, Enjoyed the Privilege of Their Intimate Confidence and Friendship
London, Seeley Service & Co. 1938, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. George Basden was the Arch Deacon to Niger until 1936. Not Dated [1938 BL] CONDITION Navy waxed cloth bds with bright gilt title (spine ends just starting to fray, bottom front cnr has a crease to cloth) 448 pages with 47 photo illus and 26 engraved illus plus one double page map (73 even though only 70 stated to title page). Toned to eps with light scattered foxing, mostly bright and crisp internally. Name inside front, newspaper article pated to front pastedown on Nigerian athletes date June 1938. OVERWEIGHT. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15027
USD 115.00 [Appr.: EURO 97.75 | £UK 89 | JP¥ 12135]
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BEATTY, BILL
Tales of Old Australia
Sydney, Australia, Ure Smith. 1966, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Burgundy bds with crisp gilt title, very fresh with sl bump to one cnr. Caramel eps, pp 271 with 8 illus, very fresh in unread state, fresh dj with chip to head of spine and rubbed to two cnrs. An excellent copy.#Australian History#. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 7473
USD 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2743]
Catalogue: Exploration
Keywords: Australia South Pacific History

 
BECKE, LOUIS
Ridan the Devil: And Other Stories. Colonial Library
London, United Kingdom, T Fisher Unwin. 1899, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. George Lewis Becke (1848-1913) was an Australian short-story writer and novelist. In 1869, Becke travelled to San Francisco with his brother Vernon and was away for nineteen months. At 16 years of age, Becke was a stowaway on a ship bound for Samoa. In Apia he took a job as a book-keeper. When Becke was 18, he met William "Bully" Hayes who later became a central character in Becke's writings. After being shipwrecked in 1874, Becke was later arrested for piracy, but was acquitted in Brisbane. Becke was in the Ellice Islands by April 1880 working as a trader. In February 1881 he opened his own store in Nukufetau, later in 1881 a shipwreck caused him to lose all he had; for the next few years worked in New Britain and at Majuro. The twenty-two seafaring stories in this collection are set in Australia, Polynesia, and other South Sea islands. CONDITION Colonial Library Edition, which were printed first to be able to distributed in time for release date. Green vertical ribbed cloth, mildly rubbed to edges with slight soil spots, pp vii 330. Internally very bright and crisp, eps foxed, gift inscription to half title dated 1902. Very scarce collectable title. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 13743
USD 85.00 [Appr.: EURO 72.25 | £UK 65.75 | JP¥ 8969]
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Keywords: Australain Biography Pacific

 
BURTON, SIR RICHARD; PENZER, N M (ED)
Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel and Exploration
London, A M Philpot. 1924, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Includes Early Days in Sind; Guide-Book to Mecca; A Trip to Harar; Notes on Scalping; A Day Amongst the Fans; Notes on the Dahoman; Chapters from Travels; Notes on Rome; Spiritualism in Eastern Lands; and Giovanni Battista Belzoni. CONDITION Red verticle ribbed cloth with crisp gilt title (clean and unworn) 240 pages. Untrimmed edges, copy is very bright and crisp with atmospheric spotting to pages at ends. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15217
USD 60.00 [Appr.: EURO 51 | £UK 46.5 | JP¥ 6331]
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BUTLER, SIR WILLIAM FRANCIS
The Wild North Land : The Story of a Winter Journey with Dogs Across Northern North America
London, Burns & Oates. 1915, Re-Issue. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 1873 expedition from Fort Garry to Fort St. John, through the Rockies and down the Fraser River to the Pacific. Describes the landscape, the indians, pioneer traders, and settlers. CONDITION Blue bds, wear to spine ends, pp xiii 364 with 15 illus, very bright and crisp copy, partial split to paper at front gutter. OVERWEIGHT. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15235
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 27.25 | JP¥ 3693]
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CANDLER, EDMUND
The Mantle of the East
London, United Kingdom, Thomas Nelson. Reprint. Cloth with dust jacket, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Nelson Library Edition. Not Dated c1912. Blue decorative bds with bright Gilt title, frsh as new with sharp cnrs, bright Gilt top edge, pp 372 with frontis, bright and clean interior, only fault is faint partial browning to eps. Original Yellow DJ has temple illustration to front and is nce and bright, spine sl faded with large chip to head. Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 8953
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.25 | £UK 19.5 | JP¥ 2638]
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Keywords: Kashi Rajputana Gyantse Amritsar Mount Abu Roni Bir Jamma Masjid Parlakimedi

 
CLUNE, FRANK
Overland Telegraph : The Story of a Great Australian Achievement and the Link Between Adelaide and Port Darwin
Australia, Angus & Robertson. 1955, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Blue bds with map liners, signed in the Authors hand' to Keith from Frank' on half title page, 238 pages with b/w photo plates. Nice crisp copy with toned eps and edges. DJ has large chips with loss particularly at bottom rear edge and spine ends, not price clipped. Very Good/Good. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 16298
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 63.75 | £UK 58 | JP¥ 7914]
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COATES, AUSTIN
Western Pacific Islands
London, United Kingdom, Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1970, First Edition. (ISBN: 0118804286) Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Grimble, Rosemary. The Corona Library. Red bds with bright Gilt title (fresh and unworn, cnrs sharp) Lilac decorated eps depicting different implements etc, pp xiv 348 with 32 b/w photo plates, 5 maps and 25 drawings (tight and very clean, named to verso ffep) Original DJ is fresh with lightly rubbed edges and 1.5" tear to spine head, not price clipped. Overweight. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 9273
USD 26.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20.25 | JP¥ 2743]
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Keywords: Solomon Islands, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, the New Hebrides, New Georgia Islands, Phoenix Islands Noamzcom 0118804286 Grimble, Rosemary

 
COOK, JAMES: REED, A H & A W (EDS)
Captain Cook in New Zealand : Extracts from the Journals of Captain James Cook Giving a Full Account in His Own Words of His Adventures and Discoveries in New Zealand
New Zealand, A H & A W Reed. 1969, 2nd Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. CONDITION Green Buckram Cloth (unworn) 262 pages, with 27 b/w illus plates, line illus and maps through text including a fold out map to rear. Nice clean copy with name inside front, DJ has two tears top front. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14492
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 25.5 | £UK 23.25 | JP¥ 3166]
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CYRILLE PIERRE THEODORE; DUNMORE, JOHN; SINCLAIR, KEITH VAL; LAPLACE
Laplace in New Zealand, 1831
New Zealand, Heritage Press. 1998, First Edition. (ISBN: 0908708459) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. During the course of an expedition around the world in the corvette "Favorite", Captain Cyrille-Pierre-Theodore Laplace visited the Bay of Islands, where he and his officers carried out detailed scientific work. Their observations of the land and its native inhabitants. CONDITION Card wraps, 155 pages with illus of early contact. Unread copy. As New.
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Book number: 15482
USD 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 24 | £UK 21.75 | JP¥ 2954]
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Keywords: 0908708459

 
DICKENS, CHARLES: MORRELL, W P (ED)
From The Black Rocks, On Friday: A Northland Story. Gold Digger's Notes: Otago in the Gold Rush
New Zealand, A H & A W Reed. 1950, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Two New Zealand stories originally published in Dickens All Year Round Magazine 1862 and 1864. From the Black Rocks on Friday is set on an Island off Cape Brett and may be a fictional account. A Gold Digger’s Notes, Otago in the Gold Rush appears to a first hand account of the gold rushes in Victoria, Otago, Dunstan, Lake Whakatipu etc. CONDITION Green illus heavy card wraps, 62 pages, 5 illus through text and the rear being illus of Dickensonia held by the Dunedin Public Library. Name inside front, eps foxed, under lined to some words on one page. Spine to DJ brittle and splitting o/w nice with odd spot. Very Good/Good.
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Book number: 14489
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 29.75 | £UK 27.25 | JP¥ 3693]
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DOUGLAS, WILLIAM O (JUSTICE)
North from Malaya : Adventure on Five Fronts
London, United Kingdom, Victor Gollancz. 1954, First British. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Red bds with crisp gilt spine title, not bumped or worn, gift inscription to ffep, pp 352 tight with clean interior, foxed to ends and edges, original wrapper has tanned spine with chips to extremities, else fresh. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 7705
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 15.5 | £UK 14 | JP¥ 1899]
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DUNMORE, JOHN
French Explorers in the Pacific : The Nineteenth Century Vol II
London, United Kingdom, Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1969, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library, Covers Freycinet, Duperrey, Bougainville, Dumont d'Urville, Laplace, Vaillant, Dupetit-Thouars etc. CONDITION Near Fine apart from usual though minimal library markings, 628 with 12 maps. Bright and crisp copy with lightly foxed eps and edge, DJ in cover and unworn. OVERWEIGHT. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 14854
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.25 | £UK 50.25 | JP¥ 6859]
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