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Professor Sonntag's Thrilling Narrative of the Grinnell Exploring Expedition to the Arctic Ocean, in the years 1853, 1854, and 1855, in search of Sir John Franklin, under the command of Dr. E. K. Kane, U.S.N. containing the history of all previous explorations of the Arctic Ocean, from the year 1618 down to the present time etc. highly important astronomical observations; with nearly one hundred splendid engravings.

By: N/A

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Charles C. Rhodes: 1857

Seller ID: 3219


Brown cloth boards with decorative blind stamping and gilt title to front cover. Blind stamp of J.J. East of Allegheny, Pennsylvania to front fly papers. Foxing throughout, particularly to first and last pages. Nice full-page, recto-only wood blocks. A tight clean copy without further markings. Not written by Sonntag who was "mortified" by the publication, but by Rhodes who compiled Sonntag's notes. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 176 pages View more info

The Fur Hunters of the Far West; a Narrative of Adventures in the Oregon and Rocky Mountains (2 vol. set)

By: Alexander Ross

Price: $850.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder and Co.: 1855

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3129


Half blue morocco over cloth. Gilt particulars to spines. Spine of vol. I faded. Wear to fore edge corners of both volumes. Gilt embellished decorative endpapers. Bookplates of previous owners to front pastedown. Acession stamps of the Longpreston Mechanic's Institution to vol. II. Foldout map of "The Oregon" with inked notation to vol. I. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xv, 333, [i]; viii, 262 pages View more info

Islario General de todas las Islas del Mundo WITH Atlas

By: Alonso de Santa Cruz & Antonio Blazquez

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Madrid, Imprenta de Patronato de Huerfanos de Intendencia e Intervencion Militares: 1918-20

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2935


Scarce. 1/150 copies. Quarter brown morocco over brown cloth boards. Gilt particulars and raised bands to spine. Bumps to fore edge corners. Marbled endpapers. Small bookplate of previous owner to front pastedown. Bound with atlas volume consisting of 120 maps (recto only). A nice clean copy. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 559,120, iv pages View more info

The Journals of Captain James Cook; Vol. 3; The Voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780; Parts 1 & 2

By: Captain James Cook; J.C. Beaglehole

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press for the Hakluyt Society: 1967

Seller ID: 2807


Edited from original transcripts by J.C. Beaglehole. Foxing to page edges. 2 fold out maps and 5 fold out plates present in part 1. 1 fold out map present at end of part 2. Odd pagination to part 2 but without loss. Nice clean copies without previous owners' names or other markings. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; ccxxiv, 718; viii, 1647 pages View more info

They All Discovered America. A rich, unconventional, and imaginative recounting of the explorers of the Western Hemisphere from the Phoenicians to Columbus. Illustrated with maps and photographs.

By: Charles Michael Boland

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday and Company, Inc.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3211


Grey cloth boards with particulars stamped to front cover and spine. Slight losses to edges of dust jacket which has since been protected in mylar wrapping. Stated First edition. A clean, crisp copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xv, 384 pages View more info

Personal Narrative of the First Voyage of Columbus to America. From a manuscript recently discovered in Spain. Translated from the Spanish.

By: Christopher Columbus

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Thomas B. Wait & Son: 1827

Seller ID: 2895


Green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Light worming to fore edge. Decorative endpapers. Obituary of Samuel Kettell, an editor apparently involved in the publication of the book, affixed to verso of front free fly. Foxing throughout. Otherwise, a nice copy without previous owner's names or other markings. Sabin 14668. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; viii;303 pages View more info

Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa; including a sketch of sixteen years' residence in the interior of Africa, and a journey from the Cape of Good Hope to Loanda on the west coast; thence across the continent, down the river Zambesi to the eastern ocean.

By: David Livingstone

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3093


Brown cloth with blind stamping to front cover and gilt particulars to spine. Wear to tail of spine. Binding detached from text block. Decorative endpapers. Moisture mark to top margin of preliminary pages. Folding tinted frontispiece of Victoria Falls credited to W. West. Extra page 8 absent. Folding map of "South Africa Showing the Route of the Rev. Dr. Livingstone between years 1849 & 1956" to rear of book. 8 pages of advertisements dated November 1, 1857 to r... View more info

Los Viajeros Modernos o Relaciones de los Viajes más Interesantes e Instructivos que se Hicieron en los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII con Biografias Notas e Indicaciones Iconograficas....

By: Eduardo Charton

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Paris, Correo de Ultramar: 1861

Edition: Enlarged

Seller ID: 1444


Quarter morocco, blind & gilt embossed boards, aeg. Light foxing thoughout; slight moisture marks to edges; nonetheless a handsome nicely hinged copy (se image). ; royal octavo; vi, 480,[1] pages; xll Aspire Nov 2013 View more info

Decouverte de l'Amerique par les Normands au X Siecle

By: Gabriel Gravier

Price: $170.00

Publisher: Rouen, France, Esperance Cagniard: 1874

Seller ID: 2954


103 of only 150 copies. Original printed wraps bound in half brown morocco over paper covered boards. Gilt particulars and decoration to spine. Raised bands to spine. Decorative endpapers. Light foxing throughout. A nice copy.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xxxix,250 pages View more info

Image for An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean; Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of his officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, in the Antelope To Which Is Added a Supplement, Compiled from the Journals of the Panther and Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent by the Honourable East India Company to Those Islands in 1790.

An Account of the Pelew Islands, situated in the Western Part of the Pacific Ocean; Composed from the Journals and Communications of Captain Henry Wilson, and Some of his officers, Who, In August 1783, Were There Shipwrecked, in the Antelope To Which Is Added a Supplement, Compiled from the Journals of the Panther and Endeavour, Two Vessels Sent by the Honourable East India Company to Those Islands in 1790.

By: George Keate & J.P. Hockin

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London, Captain Henry Wilson: 1803, 1803

Edition: 5th Edition (Large paper edition)

Seller ID: 814


includes the first publication of the important supplement by J.P. Hockin with two additional plates; together 21 plates including frontispiece, large (13x22 inch) folding map, and 19 quarto plates. Lacks the elusive plate entitled "Views of the Land," having been stricken by binder. Newly bound in a half morocco with weakened hinges. Striking engraved quarto plates. Occasional foxing. ; 9 1/2 " X 12 "; xvii [1]; 244; 72 pages; modern half-blue buckram ... View more info

Here was Vinland; The Great Lakes Region of America

By: James W. Curran

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Canada, The Sault Daily Star: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2908


A nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xiv, 359 pages View more info

The Wonders of Elora; of, the Narrative of a Journey to the Temples and Dwellings Excavated out of a Mountain of Granite and Extending Upwards of a Mile and a Quarter, at Elora, in the East Indies, by the Route of Poona, Ahmed-Nuggur, and Toka Returning by Dowlutabad and Aurungabad; with some General Observations on the People and Country

By: John B. Seely

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, Geo. B. Whittaker: 1825

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2860


Half morocco over marbled boards. Gilt particulars and decorative motif to spine. Hinges weak but firmly attached. A nice clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xx;597 pages View more info

Capt. John Mason; the Founder of New Hampshire; Including his Tract on Newfoundland, 1620; the American Charters in which he was a Grantee; with Letters and Other Historical Documents; together with a Memoir by Charles Wesley Tuttle

By: John Ward Dean

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Boston, The Prince Society: 1887

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2855


1 of only 250 copies. Recent green faux morocco with original wrappers bound in. Particulars in gilt to spine. Fold out map of Newfoundland. A very nice, clean copy without previous owners' names or other markings. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xii; 492 pages View more info

La Carabela Santa Maria. Apuntes para su reconstitucion compuestos por el Teniente de Navio, Piloto de dirigible, don Julio F. Guillen y Tato

By: Julio F. Guillen y Tato

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Madrid, Imprenta del Ministerio de Marina: 1927

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 2947


84 of only 120 copies. Original wraps bound in blue morocco with particulars to spine. Marbled slipcase. Marbled endpapers. Inscribed by editor: "A Guillermo Tamayo con los mejores deseos para el y para su Museo, con todo cordial afecto Julio Guillen Md. 4 ag 1953" ; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; [239] pages; Signed by Editor View more info