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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 80 | £UK 72 | JP¥ 9720]
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 18 | £UK 16 | JP¥ 2160]
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 102.25 | £UK 92 | JP¥ 12420]
Catalogue: Exploration

 
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 23.25 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 2808]
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 75.5 | £UK 68 | JP¥ 9180]
Catalogue: Exploration
Keywords: Australain Biography Pacific

 
BIRD, ISABELLA LUCY [1831-1904]
Six Months Among the Palm Groves, Coral Reefs, and the Volcanoes of the Sandwich Islands
London, United Kingdom, John Murray. 1882, 5th Edition. Decorative Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Green bds with bright Gilt title and palm decoration (fresh with mild wear) Black eps, pp xvi 318 with 11 nice wood cut illus and one fold out map, front ep neatly removed, book seller stamp to first blank, only library stamp top of first page of text o/w no other markings, very bright and crisp with light toning near ends.. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15222
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.75 | £UK 52 | JP¥ 7020]
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BLOXAM, ANDREW
Diary of Andrew Bloxam: naturalist of the Blonde on her trip from England to the Hawaiian islands, 1824-25
Hawaii, USA, Bernice P Bishop Museum. 1925, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Special Publication 10. The main purpose of the voyage was to return to the Kingdom of Hawaii the bodies of King Kamehameha II and Queen Kamamalu who had died of measles while visiting England.The ship left Spithead, England on 28 September 1824. The voyage lasted 532 days stopping in Brazil, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos Islands, arriving in the Hawaiian Islands (then known as the Sandwich Islands) on 4 May 1825. Then at Mauke in the Cook Islands and St Helena in the South Atlantic. CONDITION Ex School Library copy with their book plate and a couple of stamps, gift note, 96 pages with 9 illus plates, a map and 3 line illus through text. Copy is a bit battered, red paper tape to spine, loss bottom cnr of first few pages and bottom cnr of last few pages (not effecting text) old tape repair to front, page 15/16 and plate opposing inserted loosely. Fair.
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Book number: 15248
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 66.75 | £UK 60 | JP¥ 8100]
Catalogue: Exploration

 
BRADLEY-BIRT, F B (FRANCES BRADLEY)
Through Persia
London, United Kingdom, Collins. 1919, Edition Unstated. Cloth with dust jacket, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Dated to preface. Red bds with bright Gilt title and spine decoration (fresh with sl bruied top cnrs) Burgundy eps, pp 316 with 14 half tone photo illus (tight and clean with sl discolouration to pages opposing plates) Nice DJ with full colour illus, has light wear and some chips, else bright. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 9578
USD 46.00 [Appr.: EURO 41 | £UK 37 | JP¥ 4968]
Catalogue: Exploration
Keywords: Persian Gulf, Shapur, Persepolis, Ispahan, Teheran, Naksh-I-Rustam Iran

 
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 53.5 | £UK 48 | JP¥ 6480]
Catalogue: Exploration

 
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 31.25 | £UK 28 | JP¥ 3780]
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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 22.25 | £UK 20 | JP¥ 2700]
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Keywords: Kashi Rajputana Gyantse Amritsar Mount Abu Roni Bir Jamma Masjid Parlakimedi

 
CHURCHWARD, WILLIAM BROWN
My Consulate in Samoa : A record of Four Years' Sojourn in the Navigator Islands, with Personal Experiences of King Malietoa Laupepa, his Country and his Men
London, United Kingdom, Richard Bentley & Son. 1887, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. During the period 1882-85 the then Governor of New Zealand made Churchward Acting Consul to Samoa and he wrote a book about his experiences, and legends. CONDITION Yellow cloth with gilt title, green gilt illus of breadfruit and gilt illus of Samoan weapons to front. Pp xii [2] 403. Internally bright and crisp, cloth is starting to fray spine ends and tips, bottom cnrs curved and top bumped, some staining and transference to cloth at rear, some toning to spine and edges, internally bright and crisp, ownership stamp to title page of 'the Syney Morning Herald". Overweight. Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14081
USD 350.00 [Appr.: EURO 311 | £UK 279.75 | JP¥ 37801]
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Keywords: Pacific History

 
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 23.25 | £UK 21 | JP¥ 2808]
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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 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]
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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 25 | £UK 22.5 | JP¥ 3024]
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Keywords: 0908708459

 
D'URVILLE, DUMONT; WRIGHT, OLIVE
New Zealand 1826 - 1827 : From the French of Dumont D'urville An English Translation of the Voyage of the Astrolabe in New Zealand Waters
Wellington, New Zealand, Wingfield Press. 1950, First Edition. Soft Cover with dust jacket, 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. The Astrolabe sailed up the east coast of the North Island, creating comprehensive coastline maps of New Zealand. CONDITION Card wraps with DJ, pp xi 351 with 14 illus plates including two maps and a portrait of Rangui of Tamaki. Exceptionally good condition with slight crush to spine head, DJ unworn. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 15321
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 | £UK 20 | JP¥ 2700]
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Keywords: Maritime

 
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 31.25 | £UK 28 | JP¥ 3780]
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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 16 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 1944]
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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 57.75 | £UK 52 | JP¥ 7020]
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ELMBERG, JOHN-ERIK
Islands of Tomorrow
London, United Kingdom, Rupert Hart-Davis. 1956, First Edition. Buckram, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Translated from the original Swedish. Diary of a voyage to make films of the indigenous peoples in Southern India, Ceylon, the Indonesian Islands, New Guinea and New Zealand. Blue bds with sunning to spine, private library plate pasted to front paste down, small bookshop stamp to title page, pp 355 with many b/w photos and illus showing tradional skills, daily life, incl musical scores and 3 maps. Book block is tight, interior clean with usual foxing. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 7077
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
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Keywords: Southern India, Ceylon, the Indonesian Islands, New Guinea and New Zealand

 
FARSON, NEGLEY
Behind God's Back
London, United Kingdom, Victor Gollancz. 1944, Re-Issue. Cloth with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. 15th imp. reset. Blue bds with Gilt title (bds fresh and unworn title sl oxidised) pp 373 with double page map. Very tight and clean given war economy paper with light age toning to edges, not inscribed. Original DJ is price clipped at top front and spine else unworn with some age browning. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 10471
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.25 | £UK 13 | JP¥ 1728]
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Keywords: Pre War Travel Africa

 
FORBES, CHARLES S
Iceland; Its Volcanoes, Geyers and Glaciers
London, John Murray. 1860. (ISBN: 00000000000) Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Purple cloth, gilt spine title and geyser decoration to front, pp x 335 with nice engravings and fold out map to rea. CONDITION Cloth worn to spine ends with splits at head, split to front hinge with old amateur repair using cloth, o'w copy motly bright, fold out map to rear foxed, large publishers cat bound in back. Fair.
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Book number: 15347
USD 65.00 [Appr.: EURO 57.75 | £UK 52 | JP¥ 7020]
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Keywords: 00000000000

 
GRAVES, ROBERT
Lawrence and the Arabs
London, Jonathan Cape. 1927, First Edition. (ISBN: 00000000000) Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Brown bds (unworn with curved top cnrs) pp 454 with 24 photo and illus plates and 4 coloured maps. Very bright and crisp copy with name to half title, a little toned to ends, remainder stripe bottom edge. OVERWEIGHT. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15312
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]
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Keywords: 00000000000

 
GREENE, GRAHAM
Ways of Escape
London, United Kingdom, The Bodley Head. 1980, First Edition. (ISBN: 0370303563) Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Green bds with crisp gilt spine title, not bumped or worn, named inked to ffep, pp 309 is tight and unread. Original wapper not worn. A Pristine Copy. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 7420
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 26.75 | £UK 24 | JP¥ 3240]
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Keywords: 0370303563

 
HALL, W; EVANS, I O
They Found the World
London, United Kingdom, Warne. 1960, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ill.: Norman Buchanan. Very tight and clean copy. Pub blue cloth embossed boards and spine. Charts FFEP and EP illus. The story of exploration. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 5324
USD 18.00 [Appr.: EURO 16 | £UK 14.5 | JP¥ 1944]
Catalogue: Exploration
Keywords: Explorers Norman Buchanan

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