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Amsterdam, N. Israel, New York: Da Capo Press. . Two volumes. Hardcovers, with plastic dust jackets. xxxii+314pp+ foldout map and 404pp. Facsimile reprint of London:1813 edition. Both volumes and jackets are in As New condition. We obtained this set directly from the publisher over fifty years ago, it has never been privately owned. The Captain's account of the first Russian aroound-the-world expediton, noted for it's charting of the northern Pacific, including Japan and the Aleutians. (cfm)
ARGONAUTS OF THE SOUTH BEING A NARRATIVE OF VOYAGES AND POLAR SEAS AND ADVENTURES IN THE ANTARCTIC WITH SIR DOUGLAS MAWSON AND SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON
New York:G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1925. 1st edition. xv+290pp. Illustrated with 75 photographs and 2 folding maps. Hardcover. Ex-library with only mark a large stamp, directly over title on title page. Green boards rubbed, soiled and worn, with wear to all edges. Spine ends worn with a tear to the bottom edge. Edge points bumped. Internally, end pages lightly soiled but pages free of previous owners marks or signatures. Paper is slightly age-toned, with an occasional smudge scattered throughout. All plates present as called for. Larger of the folding maps has a small tear where attached. The binding is holding, but cracked at the dedication page (with title page starting to pull away), as well as the rear hinge. Overall, a good solid copy. *Frank Hurley was the Official Photographer of Shackleton's Endurance Expedition.
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.
New York:G. P. Putnam's Sons. 1937. 1st edition. vii+241pp. Illustrated. Signed by author on 2nd free flyleaf. Hardcover. Blue boards lightly soiled, scratched and shelf-worn with wear to spine ends and edge points. Internally a very good clean copy. No previous owners marks or signatures. Map end-pages clean, binding still tight and hinges intact. Signed by Byrd on the 2nd free end-page.
JOURNAL OF A VOYAGE TO THE NORTHERN WHALE-FISHERY: INCLUDING RESEARCHES AND DISCOVERIES ON THE EASTERN COAST OF WEST GREENLAND, MADE IN THE SUMMER OF 1822, IN THE SHIP BAFFIN OF LIVERPOOL
Edinburgh:Archibald Constable and Co. 1823.1st edition. xliii+472pp, Illustrated with 8 plates as called for, including 2 folding maps and 2 folding plates. Both maps have tears where attached to book with both being repaired on the verso of the map. All plates are in very good, clean condition. Hardcover. Rebound in 3/4 brown leather with marbled boards, green title labels to spine and new endpapers. Marbled boards soiled with something white that has dripped on the book and the lower edge of the front board looks to have an old damp stain. Internally new end-papers have a couple bookseller notes on top outside edge of 1st free flyleaf, and an old inked and quite faded signature and inscription to the top of the title page. Otherwise, aside from some mild age toning scattered throughout, a very good, clean copy. *"In his voyage of 1822 to Greenland, Scoresby surveyed and charted with remarkable accuracy 400 miles of the east coast, between 69° 30' and 72° 30', thus contributing to the first real and important geographic knowledge of East Greenland."...Wikipedia
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.
College Station:Texas A&M University Press. (1991). 1st edition. (xii)+435pp. Illustrated. Hardcover with dust jacket. Book in fine condition. Dust jacket, slightly sun-faded along spine strip, still in very good condition.
pNew York:Frederick A. Stokes Company. 1910. 1st edition. xxxii+373pp, plus map at end. Illustrated with color and black/white. Hardcover (with remains of dust jacket laid in). Light shelfwear to decorated boards and along edges. Edge points gently worn. Top edges gilt. Internally a previous owners signature is inked to 1st free end-page, but otherwise free of previous owners marks or signatures. Age-toning is found on any page adjacent to a plate, both color and black/white, with the tissue guard and frontispiece heavily age-toned with milder effect on title page. The binding is tight and hinges intact.
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."
THE VOYAGE OF THE CHALLENGER. THE ATLANTIC. A PRELIMINARY ACOUNT OF THE GENERAL RESULTS OF THE EXPLORING VOYAGE OF H. M. S. "CHALLENGER" DURING THE YEAR 1873 AND EARLY PART OF THE YEAR 1976
New York:Harper and Brothers, Publishers. 1878. 1st edition. 2 volumes. xx+(17)-391pp and viii+(9)-340+4pp ads. Numerous illustrations, maps and charts throughout both volumes. Hardcovers. Ex-library, with typical markings, including numbers at base of spine strip, bookplate inside front boards, library stamp to title page over title with discard stamp over that, remains of card envelops to inside rear boards and rear end-paper and small stamps (small circular with 3 initials inside circle) to most plates and maps. Aside from the library markings, a very good clean copy. The boards are clean with gilt still bright and light wear to spine ends. Internally, aside from library markings the pages are clean. No foxing to plates but some of the folding plates have wear and creases to edges. The bindings are tight and hinges intact. *Please note that this is a heavy set and postage will be at cost.
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.
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