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Boston: Ticknor and Fields. 1860. 375 pp with 2 folded maps. Illustrated. Hardcover. Binding is lightly worn at the edges and spine but otherwise in very good condition. Interior is clean and free of stray markings, though the pages show some light age-toning. Overall, this is a very good copy.
BERING'S SEARCH FOR THE STRAIT. The First Kamchatka Expedition, 1725-1730. Edited and Translated by E. A P. Crownhart-Vaughan
Portland, Or.: Oregon Historical Society. (1990). 214pp. Illus. With dust jacket. Light fraying of jacket edges, otherwise a very good, tight, clean copy.Translated from original Russian edition published in 1976. S006.
Commercially Practical Route to the Far East. NY: Duell, Sloan and Pearce. (1958). 356pp. With dust jacket. A fine copy.
A NATURALIST AMONG THE HEAD-HUNTERS. BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THREE VISITS TO THE SOLOMON ISLANDS IN THE YEARS 1886, 1887, AND 1888.
New York: Longmans, Green, and Co..1890. Hardcover, no jacket. xii+249pp. Illustrated with b/w photographs and three color fold-out maps. Blue cloth boards with gilt titling to spine. Ex-library. Good+ condition. Boards are shelfworn with handling grime and fabric wear at extremities. Library sticker on front pastedown, card holder on rear pastedown and due date slip to rfep. Library stamp to margin of most photographs and maps. All three fold-out maps are present. Moderate foxing to maps and pages prior to Contents (p.vii), but not much after that. Binding is holding securely, but there are a couple spots where it is starting to crack. "That the Solomon Islands will one day be of great importance to the Australian Colonies I have not the slightest doubt. Any information about them should therefore be welcome. The object of my visits to the islands was neither political nor commercial, but the following pages, while giving some account of the islands, will enable the outside world to form an idea of the state of affairs now existing." (cfm)
Hartford, CT: The Church Press: M.H. Mallory and Company. 1872. First Edition. Softcover bound into New England Historical Genealogical Society library binding. 23pp. Very Good condition. The library binding shows moderate shelfwear. The actual softcover has three small stains (less than dime sized) on the front, and some grime and a small neatly pencilled librarian marking on the back. Some dog-earing and an embossed library stamp to title page. Otherwise clean and unmarked. This book presents a history of New World discovery prior to Columbus. (cfm)
FINDING THE NORTH POLE, DR. COOK'S OWN STORY OF HIS DISCOVERY, APRIL 21, 1908, THE STORY OF COMMANDER PEARY'S DISCOVERY, APRIL 6, 1909 [SALESMAN'S SAMPLE]
Philadelphia, PA; Universal Book and Bible House, . Salesman's abbreviated edition. No pagination. Illustrated with b/w photographs. Highly decorated grayish green cloth boards. No dj. Condition is good. Cover decorations still pretty bright. Boards show wear and grime, with bumping to tips and edges. Light dampstain to outside page margin on first 35 or so pages; these are the photograph pages and the stain disappears thereafter. Hinges starting to crack. No foxing or any other internal markings. Sadly for someone, no markings in the salesman's orders section. Includes many photographs, the first few pages of each chapter, and then a section for the salesperson to mark down orders. (cfm)
Translated and edited with an introduction by William Barr. Bluntisham:The Erskine Press. 1994. 253pp. Illustrated. Hardcover. Binding is only mildly shelf-worn at the edges and spine but otherwise in very good, near fine condition. Interior is clean, bright and free of stray markings. Overall, this is a very good, near fine copy.
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