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Image for Cortez; or the Conquest of Mexico. as Related by a Father to His Children, and Designed for the Instruction of Youth.

Cortez; or the Conquest of Mexico. as Related by a Father to His Children, and Designed for the Instruction of Youth.

By: Campe, J.H. [Joachim Heinrich]; Helme, Elizabeth

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Printed for C. Cradock and W. Joy and P. Norbury: 1811

Seller ID: 2201455

Condition: Fair


Fold-out map included. Front board loose, spine label absent, corners rubbed with minor loss. We have left the binding as is so the book's next owner can have restorations done to his/her specifications. 1811 Full-Leather. iv, 259, [1] pp. 12mo. Original full tree calf. Translated from the German of J.H. Campe (author of the New Robinson Crusoe) by Elizabeth Helme (author of The History of England, Scotland, Rome, &c. &c.), with the translator's last corrections and improvements. A history of the Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez [Cortez], presented as a dialogue in which a father explains ... View more info

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By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration

By: Capelotti, P.J.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197823

ISBN: 0813526337

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1999 Hard Cover. xix, 209 pp. Chronology of Northern expeditions and events and note on Norwegian geography precede text. Notes, bibliography, and index follow text. Chronicles the adventures of Swedish engineer Salomon August Andree, who made the first failed attempt to reach the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon in 1897, and of American journalist Walter Wellman who organized and led three unsuccessful air expeditions from 1907 to 1909. The book investigates the stories behind the quests to reach this remote and inhospitable outpost by air and examines how those stories were cr... View more info

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Ulendo: Travels of a Naturalist In and Out of Africa

By: Carr, Archie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University Press of Florida: 1993

Seller ID: 1919204

ISBN: 0813011795

Condition: Good


Spine creased. 1993 Trade Paperback. 326 pp. In the timeless voice of a classic, Ulendo speaks to readers today with even more force and elegance than it did on its first publication in 1954. Written by Florida's preeminent nature writer, this memoir describes the African journey--the ulendo, as they say in Malawi--of Archie Carr, who spent several summers in Africa on official business to study animal-borne diseases and sea turtle habitats. His secret aim, he wrote, was to see my dream of Africa unfold. Revealed here in images of pythons, fly spouts, and curious men, his dream became a passio... View more info

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Searching for the Franklin Expedition: The Arctic Journal of Robert Randolph Carter

By: Carter, Robert Randolph; Gill, Jr., Harold B.; Young, Joanne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208313

ISBN: 1557503214

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, minor pencil marginalia. 1998 Hard Cover. 201 pp. The diary of a young member of the rescue party sent to find British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850 describes their hardships and frustrations. Includes black and white illustrations. KEYWORDS: FRANKLIN EXPEDITION EXPLORATION NAUTICAL POLAR ARCTIC ADVENTURE JOURNAL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ROBERT RANDOLPH CARTER View more info

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Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West

By: Carvalho, Solomon Nunes; Korn, Bertram W.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society of America: 1954

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266166

Condition: Near Fine


1954 reissue of 1857 edition, with portraits and paintings by Carvalho added for this edition. Endpapers illustrated with the route of Fremont's fifth exploratory expedition. Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor chips, front jacket flap price-clipped. 328 pp. ...Solomon Nunes Carvalho was closely associated with Jewish life. He was able to pass on to the new communities of the Far West the benefit of his own Jewish experience and knowledge. Dr. Korn also traces Carvalho's artistic career, his political activities in behalf of Fremont when the latter was the first national candidate of the new ... View more info

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Clare Tristan, Arctic Nurse

By: Case, Joyce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Brockhampton Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290226

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Ink scribble on font jacket flap. pencil name on front paste-down endpaper, ink gift note on front endpaper verso, pages lightly toned. 1965 Hard Cover. 152 pp. Clare Tristan enters a new world when she steps off the plane at Blizzard Point in the North-West Territories of Canada, to start work at a government nursing station. In the isolation of the life she shares with her colleague, Andrea, she comes to learn so much about the land and the people with whom she has chosen to work. View more info

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Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini (Modern Library)

By: Cellini, Benvenuto; Symonds, John Addington

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 1927

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2260192

Condition: Very Good


First thus (Toledano 3.2). Flexible boards. Edges lightly rubbed, front hinge starting. 1927 Hard Cover. 485 pp. The autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini was started in the year 1558 at the age of 58 and ended abruptly just before his last trip to Pisa around the year 1563 when Cellini was approximately 63 years old. The memoirs give a detailed account of his singular career, as well as his loves, hatreds, passions, and delights, written in an energetic, direct, and racy style. They show a great self-regard and self-assertion, sometimes running into extravagances which are impossible to credit. ... View more info

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Sea of Gray: The Around-the-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah

By: Chaffin, Tom

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hill and Wang: 2007

Seller ID: 2207234

ISBN: 0809085046

Condition: Near Fine


Pages very faintly toned. 2007 Trade Paperback. x, 432 pp. The sleek, 222-foot, black auxiliary steamer The Sea King left London on October, 8, 1864, ostensibly bound for Bombay. The subterfuge was ended off the shores of Madeira, as the ship was rechristened and outfitted for war. With new gun ports cut to accommodate additional cannon, the CSS Shenandoah commenced the last, most quixotic sea story of the Civil War, the 58,000-mile, around-the-world cruise of the Confederacy’s third most successful merchant raider. Before its voyage was over, thirty- two Union merchant and whaling sh... View more info

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Antarctic Conquest: The Great Explorers in Their Own Words

By: Chapman, Walker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2112981

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Light edge wear to jacket. Owner bookplate inside front cover. Very Good. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. An anthology of first-hand accounts of Antarctica from explorers and other voyagers. View more info

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The Loneliest Continent: The Story of Antarctic Discovery

By: Chapman, Walker

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York Graphic Society Publishers, Ltd.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1963931

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket faintly toned (as usual). Near Fine. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. 8vo. From the jacket: Mr. Chapman, beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Seas voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition - prompted by the speeches and writings of a gentleman who believed that habitable worlds inside the earth could be reached through great holes in the Poles. The more scientifically or... View more info

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Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Bay in His Majesty's Ship Rosamond, Containing Some Account of the North-Eastern Coast of America and of the Tribes Inhabiting That Remote Region. (Coles Canadiana Collection)

By: Chappell, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Coles Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1971463

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers toned. 1970 Trade Paperback. [ix], 279 pp. 1970 facsimile of 1817 original. Includes fold-out map. Arctic Bibliography 2994: Contents include a day-to-day record, May - Nov. 1814, of the voyage to York Factory; observations on Eskimos and Cree; soundings of York Factory; thermometrical observations at Oxford House, 1811; Eskimo objects collected by Chappell and Joseph Billings; Cree vocabulary. View more info

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Travels in Persia, 1673-1677

By: Chardin, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dover: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2271529

ISBN: 0486256367

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lightly rubbed. 1988 Trade Paperback. First inexpensive edition of great travel classic offers detailed, sharply observed portrait of 17th-century Persia. Vivid record of life at court of Shah: lavish banquets and entertainments, diplomatic negotiations, intrigues and cruelty, more. Also, soil and climate, flora and fauna, manners and customs, trade and manufacture, and many other aspects. View more info

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Over the Edge: The True Story of Four American Climbers' Kidnap and Escape in the Mountains of Central Asia

By: Child, Greg

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Villard: 2002

Seller ID: 2197958

ISBN: 0375506098

Condition: Very Good


Includes original jacket. Bright copy. Very Good. 2002 Hard Cover. xiii, 284 pp. Before dawn on August 12, 2000, four of America's best young rock climbers, the oldest of them only twenty-five, were sleeping in their portaledges high on the Yellow Wall, in the Pamir-Alai mountain range of Kyrgyzstan, in central Asia. By daybreak, they would be taken at gunpoint by fanatical militants of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which operates out of secret bases in Tajikistan and Afghanistan, and which is linked to Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network. The desperadoes—themselves barely out of ... View more info

Image for The Gaspe: Including an Account of L'Ile Percee the Finial of the St. Lawrence. Being a Blend of Reveries & Realities, History & Science, Description & Narration and a Signpost to the Traveler in the Gaspe Peninsula

The Gaspe: Including an Account of L'Ile Percee the Finial of the St. Lawrence. Being a Blend of Reveries & Realities, History & Science, Description & Narration and a Signpost to the Traveler in the Gaspe Peninsula

By: Clarke, John M.; McCord, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1937

Seller ID: 2265435

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, ink name on front endpaper. 1937 Hard Cover. xxiv, 203 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Preface; Overture; The Cadence of the Roads; The St. Lawrence Pathway; Gaspe, Chez Lui; The Days of the Seigneury; Her Majesty, Perce; Geology at Perce; Table-a-Rolante; Percesia; The Cries of the Sea-Fowl; Solstice and Equinox; Jail Days in Gaspe; Some References. View more info

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Le Voyage d'Italie de Charles-Nicolas Cochin (1758) (Collection de l'Ecole Francaise de Rome 145)

By: Cochin, Charles-Nicolas; Michel, Christian

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Ecole Française de Roma: 1991

Seller ID: 2198628

ISBN: 2728302359

Condition: Near Fine


Owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1991 Large Hardcover. viii, 510 pp. 57 black-and-white plates. French text. A 1991 facsimile of the 18th century Italian travelogue, originally published in 1758. Edited by Christian Michel. Cochin was a French engraver, designer, writer, and art critic who worked for King Louis XV and traveled with the famous Madame de Pompadour on a study tour of Italy, and later toured the excavations of Herculaneum. View more info

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The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson

By: Coleman, Terry

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202419

ISBN: 0195147413

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top page ridge very lightly foxed. Jacket very faintly toned. 2002 Hard Cover. xix, 424 pp. Admiral Horatio Nelson captures our imaginations like few other military figures. A mixture of tactical originality, raw courage, cruelty, and romantic passion, Nelson in action was daring and direct, a paramount naval genius and a natural born predator. Now, in The Nelson Touch: The Life and Legend of Horatio Nelson, novelist Terry Coleman provides a superb portrait of Britain's most revered naval figure. Here is a vivid account of Nelson's life, from his childhood and early career at ... View more info

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The Journey of Burke and Wills

By: Colwell, Max

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paul Hamlyn: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199952

ISBN: 0600041379

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good. Small tear to rear jacket flap. 1971 Large Hardcover. 152 pp. In 1860–61, Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills led an expedition of 19 men with the intention of crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south, to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north, a distance of around 3,250 kilometres (approximately 2,000 miles). At that time most of the inland of Australia had not been explored by non-indigenous people and was completely unknown to the European settlers. The expedition left Melbourne in winter. Bad weather, poor roads and broken-down wagons meant they made ... View more info

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Icemen: A History of the Arctic and Its Explorers

By: Conefrey, Mick; Jordan, Tim

Price: $8.00

Publisher: TV Books, New York: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1966076

ISBN: 1575000385

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minimal wear to corners. Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. 189 pp. 8vo. Bibliography and index follow text. This companion to the History Channel documentary is a survey of Arctic explorers including Robert Peary, Frederick Cook, John Ross, John Franklin, William Edward Parry, Roald Amundsen, Lincoln Ellsworth, Umberto Nobile, and Gino Watkins. View more info

Image for Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Own Story of How He Reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and Thrilling Stories of the Greatest Achievement of Man Since Columbus Discovered America; Terrible Sufferings and Privations; The Awful Cold; Face to Face with Death by Starvation; American Pluck, Courage and Endurance Reach the Top of the World through Terrific Gales Over a Continent of Ice. Also Containing A True and Authentic Account of Other Great Polar Expeditions, Including Franklin, Greely, Abruzzi, Nares, Nordenskjold, Nansen, Sverdrup, Shackelton, etc. [Shackleton]

Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Own Story of How He Reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and Thrilling Stories of the Greatest Achievement of Man Since Columbus Discovered America; Terrible Sufferings and Privations; The Awful Cold; Face to Face with Death by Starvation; American Pluck, Courage and Endurance Reach the Top of the World through Terrific Gales Over a Continent of Ice. Also Containing A True and Authentic Account of Other Great Polar Expeditions, Including Franklin, Greely, Abruzzi, Nares, Nordenskjold, Nansen, Sverdrup, Shackelton, etc. [Shackleton]

By: Cook, Frederick A.; Peary, Robert E.; Greely, A.W.; Miller, J. Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.T. Moss: 1909

Seller ID: 2260245

Condition: Very Good


Moderate loss of gilt from spine and front board, pages toned. 1909 Hard Cover. 428 pp. Tall 8vo. Includes the stories of Frederick Cook and Robert Peary in their quests for the North Pole, along with accounts of previous polar expeditions, and an introduction by A.W. Greely. Edited by J. Martin Miller. Illustrated with half-tone reproductions of expedition photographs. Arctic Bibliography 11467: Account of the two polar marches, drawn from contemporary journals and illustrated with cartoons of the period; also chapters on other famous explorations, on the Arctic in general, and on the controv... View more info

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Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition

By: Cookman, Scott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: John Wiley: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198732

ISBN: 0471377902

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2000 Hard Cover. It has been called the greatest disaster in the history of polar exploration. Led by Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, two state-of-the-art ships and 128 hand-picked men----the best and the brightest of the British empire----sailed from Greenland on July 12, 1845 in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. Fourteen days later, they were spotted for the last time by two whalers in Baffin Bay. What happened to these ships----and to the 129 men on board----has remained one of the most enduring mysteries in the annals of exploration. Drawing up... View more info

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Cruise of the 'Alert': Four Years in Patagonian, Polynesian, and Mascarene Waters (1878-82)

By: Coppinger, R.W.

Price: $80.00

Publisher: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Lim.: 1899

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2008302

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition. Pencil name & date on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. xiii, 256 pp. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles & decorations - nautical motif on front board, all edges gilt. Includes 16 full-page woodcut illustrations from photographs by F. North and sketches by the author. A firsthand account of four years at sea, written by a staff surgeon of the British Royal Navy. According to the preface, the text focuses on points of interest in natural history which came under observation during the wanderings of a surveying ship. View more info

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By: Corbett, Jim; Hallett, Maurice; Lord Linlithgow

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2261075

Condition: Very Good


First American edition. Lacks jacket. 1946 Hard Cover. xix, 235 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett, preface by Lord Linlithgow. Black-and-white photographs, map of man-eater territory in the Kumaon Division of the United Provinces on endpapers. Jim Corbett's own story of his experiences with the man-eating tigers of Kumaon. To the excitement of the chase and the kill, which Lieutenant-Colonel Corbett imparts in a simple and direct but vivid and dramatic style, is added a picture of jungle life that is rare in the history of literature of this kind. His love of nature, his knowledge o... View more info

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Man-Eaters of Kumaon

By: Corbett, Jim; Hallett, Maurice; Lord Linlithgow

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1946

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2265407

Condition: Good


6th printing. Lacks jacket. Boards lightly soiled, ink name and date on front endpaper. 1946 Hard Cover. xix, 235 pp. 8vo. Introduction by Sir Maurice Hallett, preface by Lord Linlithgow. Black-and-white photographs, map of man-eater territory in the Kumaon Division of the United Provinces on endpapers. Jim Corbett's own story of his experiences with the man-eating tigers of Kumaon. To the excitement of the chase and the kill, which Lieutenant-Colonel Corbett imparts in a simple and direct but vivid and dramatic style, is added a picture of jungle life that is rare in the history of literature... View more info

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The Tower: A Chronicle of Climbing and Controversy on Cerro Torre

By: Cordes, Kelly

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Patagonia: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267755

ISBN: 1938340337

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2014 Hard Cover. 399, [1] pp. 8vo. Patagonia’s Cerro Torre, considered by many the most beautiful peak in the world, draws the finest and most devoted technical alpinists to its climbing challenges. But controversy has swirled around this ice-capped peak since Cesare Maestri claimed first ascent in 1959. Since then a debate has raged, with world-class climbers attempting to retrace his route but finding only contradictions. This chronicle of hubris, heroism, controversies and epic journeys offers a glimpse into the human condition, and why some pursue extreme endeavors that at... View more info

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Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas

By: Corner, George W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Temple University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208307

ISBN: 0877220220

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. One-and-a-half inch tear to jacket spine-head, small chips to jacket spine-head and jacket spine-base, multiple tears to jacket edges. 1972 Hard Cover. xiii, 306 pp. Elisha Kent Kane (February 28, 1820 – February 16, 1857) was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin. He was present at the discovery of Franklin's first winter camp, but he did not find out what had happened to the fatal... View more info

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Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas

By: Corner, George W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Temple University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269161

ISBN: 0877220220

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine faintly toned. 1972 Hard Cover. xiii, 306 pp. Elisha Kent Kane (February 28, 1820 – February 16, 1857) was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Sir John Franklin. He was present at the discovery of Franklin's first winter camp, but he did not find out what had happened to the fatal expedition. View more info

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Hernando Cortes: Five Letters, 1519-1526 (The Broadway Travellers Series)

By: Cortes, Hernando; Morris, J. Bayard; Ross, E. Denison; Power, Eileen

Price: $20.00

Publisher: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd.: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293319

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Edges, endpapers, and a few text pages lightly foxed, spine faded. 1928 Hard Cover. xlvii, [1], 388, [10] pp. 8vo. Five letters by the Spanish conquistador who led an expedition that ultimately caused the collapse of the Aztec Empire. These were written during and immediately after his conquest of what is now Mexico. Translated, with an introduction, by J. Bayard Morris. View more info

Image for Coryat's Crudities, in Two Volumes: Hastily Gobled Up in Five Moneths Travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia Commonly Called the Grisons Country, Helvetia Alias Switzerland, Some Parts of High Germany and the Netherlands; Newly Digested in the Hungry Aire of Odcombe in the County of Somerset, and Now Dispersed to the Nourishment of the Travelling Members of This Kingdome

Coryat's Crudities, in Two Volumes: Hastily Gobled Up in Five Moneths Travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia Commonly Called the Grisons Country, Helvetia Alias Switzerland, Some Parts of High Germany and the Netherlands; Newly Digested in the Hungry Aire of Odcombe in the County of Somerset, and Now Dispersed to the Nourishment of the Travelling Members of This Kingdome

By: Coryat, Thomas

Price: $350.00

Publisher: James MacLehose and Sons: 1905

Seller ID: 2198603

Condition: Very Good


Rear corner of second volume lightly stained, both volumes lightly foxed throughout, owner bookplate on each front endpaper, pencil notes on rear blanks but no marks in text. 1905 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. xx, [2], 427, [1]; xi, [1], 435, [1] pp. 8vo. 1905 reissue of the work originally published in 1611 (Pine-Coffin 608). A travel memoir of journeys through Europe and Asia by the British writer, who often traveled on foot. Among the number of interesting accomplishments to his credit are the introduction of the table fork to England, and the introduction of the word 'umbrella' to t... View more info

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The Heart of the Ngoni: Heroes of the African Kingdom of Segu

By: Courlander, Harold; Sako, Ousmane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Crown: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202562

ISBN: 051754637X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed. Jacket lightly toned. 1982 Hard Cover. vii, 178 pp. The heroic legends decribed here, re-create the events and annals of the kingdom of Segu and of the Bambara tribe that formed a series of important city-states along the Niger River during the 17th century. The deeds of kings, the exploits of warriors, the sorcery of magicians, and battles against invaders are among the subjects addressed. The stories, transmitted orally, were narrated by the djeli, traditional keepers of the history of ruling families of the kingdoms that once flourished in the Weste... View more info

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Alpine Beginner

By: Cowles, Elizabeth S.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Elizabeth S. Cowles: 1935

Seller ID: 2299096

Condition: Good


Only 5 in OCLC. Wrappers torn along spine head and spine base, ink gift note on front flyleaf, general wear. 1935 Stapled Binding. A tour of the Swiss Alps published circa 1935. View more info