Exploration

Display: List / Grid
Show:
Sort By:
A NARRATIVE OF FOUR VOYAGES
Upper Saddle River, NJ: The Gregg Press. (1970). 42pp +4pp ads. Hardcover. Beige boards lightly shelfworn with a bit of soiling. Internally, except for some browning to the hinges from the glue, a very good, clean copy.  *A facsimile reprint of the J. & J. Harper edition of 1832. A Narrative of Four Voyages to the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean from the year 1822-1831... In very good, clean condition.
$95.00
ARCTIC EXPLORATIONS: THE SECOND GRINNELL EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, 1853, '54, '55.
Philadelphia:Childs & Peterson. 1858. Two volumes. Illustrated. Hardcover. Both volumes show some light wear and scuffing to the boards but otherwise in very good condition. Interiors are clean, bright and free of stray markings, save for a previous owner's signature on the third free end-paper of both volumes. Pages show some light age-toning to the edges. Overall, this is a very good set.
$85.00
EMPLOY'D AS A DISCOVERER.
Papers presented at the Captain Cook Bi-Centenary Historical Symposium, Sutherland Shire 1-3 May. 1970. Sydney:A.H. & A.W. Reed. (1971). 141pp + errata slip. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is worn at the edges with some light fraying. Covers show some minor soiling. Otherwise in very good condition. Book itself is only mildly shelf-worn. Interior is clean and free of stray markings, save for a small sticker on the title page. Overall, this is a very good copy.
$25.00
REPORT ON THE DOMINION GOVERNMENT EXPEDITION TO HUDSON BAY AND THE ARCTIC ISLANDS ON BOARD THE D. G. S. NEPTUNE 1903-1904
Ottawa:Government Printing Bureau. 1906. xvii + 355p. Illustrated, including large folding map in rear pocket.  Several previous owners bookplates to inside front board and 1st free end-page, otherwise pages are clean and bright. Green boards are lightly rubbed and soiled. Gilt on front board and spine still bright.  Spine ends worn with some fraying. A very good copy.
$75.00
SURVEYOR OF THE SEA. THE LIFE AND VOYAGES OF CAPTAIN GEORGE VANCOUVER
Seattle:University of Washington Press. (1960). xii+274pp. Illustrated.  Hardcover with dust jacket.  Small ownership stamp to upper outside edge of inside front and rear board and light soiling to top page edges, otherwise a very good, clean copy. The dust jacket is lightly soiled, with light wear to edges and the remains of a small sticket to the bottom outside edge of the rear cover, otherwise, still in very good condition. It is not prce-clipped. *From the jacket..."a modern-day naval officer's salute to Captain George Vancouver, the British seafarer-explorer who commanded "one of the most notable voyages in the annals of navigation" when he sureyed the Pacific coastline in 1790-95...Bern Anderson traces the entire professional career of George Vancouver beginning with his apprenticeship at age fourteen aboard Captain Cook's Resolution, and presents a comprehensive account of the Voyage of Discovery, the highlight of Vancouver's naval service."
$35.00
THE DISCOVERY OF THE AMAZON, According to the Account of Friar Gaspar de Carvajal and Other Documents
New York; American Geographical Society, 1934.  xiv+467pp. First editon thus. Gray cloth hardcover boards, no dj. Good condition.  Ex-lib.with unobtrusive raised stamp to top of title page, and a few neatly pencilled details on ffep.  Boards somewhat worn and grimy.  Gilt titling on cover and spine is bright. Dust spots to top and facing page edges. Age spots through the title page, and again on the last few pages. Browning of the glue at the inside hinges.  Binding is square and tight, text is unmarked.  This presents Medina's research into the 16th century voyage of Francisco de Orellana down the Amazon, and the il-fated expedition which this leader subsequently organized to go back up that river and establish colonies on its shores in the name of Spain. (cfm)
$30.00
THE VOYAGE OF SUTIL AND MEXICANA. 1792. The Last Spanish Exploration of The Northwest Coast of America (Northwest Historical Series XVI)
Spokane, WA: The Arthur H. Clark Company. 1991.  260pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket.  A very good, clean copy with a very good dust jacket. *From the dust jacket "The Sutil and Mexicana sailed along the coast of the Pacific Northwest in 1792. Their stated mission was to put to rest the persistent rumors of the mythical strait connecting the Pacific and Atlantic in the neighborhood of the Strait of Jua de Fuca, the present-day border of Canada and the United States. This would be the last Spanish exploration along the Pacific Coast after 250 years of primacy in charting those waters."
$35.00
TRIAL BY ICE. THE ANTARCTIC JOURNALS OF JOHN KING DAVIS.
Huntingdon:Bluntisham Books. 1997. 203pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Jacket is clean and only lightly worn at the edges and spine. Otherwise in very good, near fine condition. Book itself shows only some mild shelf-wear. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good, near fine copy inside and out.
$85.00