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The Great Lakes Guide to Sunken Ships

By: Heden, Karl E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Branden Books: 1993

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2181926

ISBN: 0828319731

Condition: Very Good


First paperback printing. Two stickers on back cover. 1993 Trade Paperback. 304 pp. The United States Live Saving Service (LSS), from which many of the entries in this book were taken, was formed in the 1870s and in 1914 absorbed by the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The function of the LSS was to lend assistance to ships in distress. Frequently ships, disabled by storms, would head for the shoreline and ground their vessels in the hope of saving the crew, vessel and cargo. The LSS maintained lookouts for these vessels and would attempt a rescue. The book will be of particular interest to d... View more info

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My Life as an Explorer

By: Hedin, Sven; Huebsch, Alfhild

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Boni & Liveright: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283497

Condition: Very Good


First edition (not to be confused with the more cheaply produced Garden City edition, printed in the same year). Very good in fair jacket. Board edges lightly faded, 2 inch chip from jacket spine head, tears and loss along jacket flaps, jacket edges rubbed. 1925 Hard Cover. xi, [3], 544 pp. 8vo. The memoirs of one of history's greatest explorers, with eight color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations from the author's own drawings. View more info

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Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine (From the Expedition That Discovered Mallory's Body)

By: Hemmleb, Jochen; Johnson, Larry A.; Simonson, Eric R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201168

ISBN: 0898866995

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages faintly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 205 pp. Unravels one of the most puzzling and compelling adventure mysteries of all time. On June 6, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Comyn Irvine were only a few hundred feet short of becoming the first men to reach the highest spot on earth when they simply walked into the mist, never to be seen again. Did they reach the summit of Mount Everest - nearly three decades before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? This is the meticulous report of both the 1924 British Expedition and the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition which f... View more info

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Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine (From the Expedition That Discovered Mallory's Body)

By: Hemmleb, Jochen; Johnson, Larry A.; Simonson, Eric R.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265853

ISBN: 0898866995

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly bumped. 1999 Large Hardcover. 205 pp. Unravels one of the most puzzling and compelling adventure mysteries of all time. On June 6, 1924, George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Comyn Irvine were only a few hundred feet short of becoming the first men to reach the highest spot on earth when they simply walked into the mist, never to be seen again. Did they reach the summit of Mount Everest - nearly three decades before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? This is the meticulous report of both the 1924 British Expedition and the 1999 Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition which... View more info

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The West Indies

By: Henderson, John

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Adam and Charles Black: 1905

Seller ID: 2288801

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss to spine head and spine base, edges lightly rubbed, bookplate on second blank. 1905 Three-Quarter Leather. ix, 271 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Painted by A.S. Forrest. Color frontispiece and plates. CONTENTS: Historical; Jamaica; The Town of Kingston; The People of Jamaica; The Philosophy of a Jamaican Gamin; The Devotion of the Jamaican Negro; Turtle Fishing; The Women of Wild Man Street; The West Indian Army; A West Indian Court House; The Military Camp at Newcastle; The Recreation of the Black Man; The Dandy and the Coquette; Bog Walk; The Politics of a Jamaican Negro; The White Man... View more info

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The Noose of Laurels: Robert E. Peary and the Race for the North Pole

By: Herbert, Wally

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Anchor Books: 1990

Seller ID: 2196979

ISBN: 0385413556

Condition: Very Good


Ink name on title page, pages toned. 1990 Trade Paperback. 395 pp. ...plumbs the depths which none of the other biographers have approached. ...A graceful, meticulous, superbly informed effort whose dedication in peeling away eighty years of lies, puffery, and propaganda to reveal the truth is nothing short of exemplary. View more info

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The Black Parrot: A Tale of the Golden Chersonese

By: Hervey, Harry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1923

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263125

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Front board slightly bowed, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. 337 pp. A travelogue of the author's voyages in Southeast Asia. View more info

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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

By: Heyerdahl, Thor; Lyon, F.H.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1950

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2282535

Condition: Good


Book club edition. Lacks jacket, light edge wear. 1950 Hard Cover. 304 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs, maps on endpapers. The classic account of Heyerdahl's journey by raft across the Pacific, which was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from the US Army. View more info

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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

By: Heyerdahl, Thor; Lyon, F.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Rand McNally & Company: 1950

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2267764

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Lacks jacket. Publisher insert and portions of absent jacket laid in, pencil name on front endpaper. 1950 Hard Cover. 304 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs, maps on endpapers. The classic account of Heyerdahl's journey by raft across the Pacific, which was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from the US Army. View more info

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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

By: Heyerdahl, Thor; Lyon, F.H.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Easton Press: 1987

Seller ID: 2285621

Condition: Near Fine


1987 Full-Leather. 303, [1] pp. 8vo. Red full leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Black & white photographs, maps preceding text. The classic account of Heyerdahl's journey by raft across the Pacific, which was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from the US Army. View more info

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

By: Heyerdahl, Thor; Lyon, F.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pocket Books: 1970

Seller ID: 2299154

Condition: Very Good


Pages very lightly toned. 1970 Mass Market Paperback. 240 pp. With 80 photographs of the voyage. The true story of a voyage hailed as one of the most fantastic feats of daring and courage of our generation. View more info

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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

By: Heyerdahl, Thor; Lyon, F.H. (Translator)

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Garden City Books: 1953

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1848428

Condition: Good


10th printing. Includes original jacket. Jacket edges rubbed, front hinge starting, a bit smoky, ink stamps in front matter. Good. 1953 Hard Cover. 218 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs, maps on endpapers. The classic account of Heyerdahl's journey by raft across the Pacific, which was funded by private loans, along with donations of equipment from the US Army. View more info

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Adventures in Good Eating: Good Eating Places Along the Highways of America

By: Hines, Duncan

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Adventures in Good Eating: 1951

Seller ID: 2294421

Condition: Good


Forty-second printing. Spine lightly toned, rear wrapper creased. 1951 Trade Paperback. xxii, 323 pp. Mr. Hines has motored widely over our country, and the discovery of an inn serving a superior meal has moved him to add its name to a private list compiled for the benefit of his personal friends. This is the genesis of Adventures in Good Eating, designed as an authentic guide for the motoring public to the good food America has to offer. Duncan Hines is an authority in this field. He is a connoisseur in good eating of the best American type. View more info

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African Calliope: A Journey to the Sudan

By: Hoagland, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Random House: 1979

Seller ID: 2203669

ISBN: 0394504186

Condition: Very Good


Ink note to front endpaper, small stain to top page ridge. Jacket toned. 1979 Hard Cover. xii, 239 pp. An acclaimed travel and nature writer recounts his experiences during four months in the Sudan, sharing his keen responses to the land itself and to the grinding poverty of the tiny towns. Keywords: EDWARD HOAGLAND AFRICAN CALLIOPE JOURNEY TO SUDAN ADVENTURE AFRICA TRAVEL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY View more info

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A Sailor of King George: The Journals of Captain Frederick Hoffman, RN, 1793-1814 (Classics of Naval Literature)

By: Hoffman, Captain Frederick; Bevan, A. Becford; Wolryche-Whitmre, H. B.; Jordan, Gerald

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2297142

ISBN: 1557503915

Condition: Near Fine


No jacket. Near fine. 1998 Hard Cover. xxiii, 275 pp. Counter to tales about such sadistic disciplinarians as Captain Bligh, Captain Hoffman's 1838 memoirs paint a more balanced picture of naval life during the tumultuous period of Britain's wars with Revolutionary and Napoleonic France. View more info

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Sparrow-Hawk: A Seventeenth Century Vessel in Twentieth Century America

By: Holly, H.H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Pilgrim Society: 1969

Seller ID: 2266377

ISBN: 0940628392

Condition: Fine


A fine copy. 1969 Stapled Binding. 22 pp. The Sparrow-Hawk was a 'small pinnace' similar to the full-rigged pinnace Virginia that sailed for the English Colonies in June 1626. She is notable as the earliest ship known from the first decades of English settlement in the New World to have survived to the present day. A rough, six week voyage ended in a storm off Orleans, Massachusetts on Cape Cod when the heavily loaded “Sparrow-Hawk” was driven onto the isolated Nauset Beach. All aboard survived and were removed to the nearby Plymouth Colony. Storms and shifting sand buried the wrecked pinn... View more info

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An Englishman's Journey along America's Eastern Waterways: The 1831 Illustrated Journal of Herbert Holtham's Travels

By: Holtham, Herbert; Schwartz, Seymour I.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Rochester Museum & Science Center / University of Rochester Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265042

ISBN: 1580460798

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Near fine. 2000 Hard Cover. xv, 168 pp. Herbert Holtham, a Unitarian minister from Brighton, England, came to the United States in the spring of 1831, and spent several months traveling in the northeast. His travels took him from New York, where his ship landed, to Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, then back to New York, up the Hudson River to Albany, across the entire state on the six-year-old Erie Canal. He stopped in Utica, Rochester, and Buffalo, noting the rapid growth of these cities, especially Rochester, that had occurred in the few years the canal had been open. From ... View more info

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An Englishman's Journey along America's Eastern Waterways: The 1831 Illustrated Journal of Herbert Holtham's Travels

By: Holtham, Herbert; Schwartz, Seymour I.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Rochester Museum & Science Center / University of Rochester Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2265343

ISBN: 1580460798

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Inscribed to Stuart Bolger, founder of the Genesee Country Museum, and signed by author on front endpaper ('To Stuart Bolger, with personal regards, Seymour I. Schwartz'). 2000 Hard Cover. xv, 168 pp. Herbert Holtham, a Unitarian minister from Brighton, England, came to the United States in the spring of 1831, and spent several months traveling in the northeast. His travels took him from New York, where his ship landed, to Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania, then back to New York, up the Hudson River to Albany, across the entire state on the six-year-old Erie Canal. He stopped i... View more info

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The Mystery of Mallory and Irvine

By: Holzel, Tom; Salkeld, Audrey

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266881

ISBN: 0224023624

Condition: Good


First edition. Spine base stained. 1986 Hard Cover. x, [2], 322, [2] pp. 8vo. The compelling story of the greatest mystery in mountaineering, first published in 1996, has now been revised in the light of the discovery of Mallory's body on Everest. In 1924 Mallory and Irvine set off from camp, bound for the summit. But they were never seen alive again. Did they conquer the mountain? How did they die? View more info

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To the Arctic by Canoe, 1819-1821: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin

By: Hood, Robert; Houston, C. Stuart

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273159

ISBN: 0773501924

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1974 Hard Cover. xxxv, [1], 217, [3] pp. Includes 22 pages of paintings and sketches by Robert Hood. Five maps precede text, bibliography and index follow text. A journal recording the experiences of a young adventurer during the first overland Arctic expedition, led by Sir John Franklin. This expedition was the first to travel the northern coast of North America's Arctic - in two birch-bark canoes they surveyed 675 miles of Arctic coastline. When supplies ran out, the return trek across the Barrens became one of th... View more info

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Captain Bligh and Mr.Christian: The Men and the Mutiny

By: Hough, Richard

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294318

ISBN: 0525073108

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faintly rubbed. 1973 Hard Cover. The mutiny on the Bounty has fascinated readers for more than two hundred years, but no other book on this extraordinary episode in maritime history tells the story as well as this masterly and thrilling account by Richard Hough. He has set down all the aspects of the extraordinary story in a manner that is utterly compelling, and he has brought alive the powerful characters who played out the events View more info

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Five Miles High: The Thrilling True Story of the First American Expedition to K2

By: Houston, Charles S.; Bates, Robert H.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Lyons Press: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2125149

ISBN: 1585740519

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. Remainder mark on page base. 2000 Trade Paperback. xv, 381 pp. The epic account of the 1938 American expedition to the summit of K2. CONTENTS: Introduction: Randy Wayne White; The Idea: Charles S. Houston, M.D.; Geographical and Historical: Richard L. Burdsall; Biscuits and Boots: Charles S. Houston, M.D.; Into Kashmir: Robert H. Bates; Over the Zoji La: Robert H. Bates; The Indus Trail: Robert H. Bates; To the Last Village: Robert H. Bates; K2 at Last: Robert H. Bates; Preliminary Reconnaissance: William P. House; Up the Godwin-Austen Glacier: William P. House; The A... View more info

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A Little More About Me

By: Houston, Pam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271610

ISBN: 0393048055

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed and dated (10/14/99) by author. A very nice copy. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 288 pp. Pam Houston catches the voice of an entire generation of adventurous young women whose intrepid hearts lead them into deep water, says Elle magazine. Now, with the gift of speaking to Everywoman (Library Journal), Houston treats us to a celebration of real-life adventures. In these essays, she ranges over five years and five continents. But whatever Houston's destination-whether Bhutan or Bolivia or Traverse City-it is only the starting point from which... View more info

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The Ascent of Everest

By: Hunt, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Mountaineers: 1993

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265868

ISBN: 0898863619

Condition: Very Good


1993 reissue of 1953 original. Remainder mark, light stain to page-base. xvi, 280 pp. Hunt gives a detailed account of his 1953 ascent to the summit discussing planning and preparation, the motivations behind the attempt, and factors that contributed to the two mens' success. View more info

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Ocean Pictures: The Golden Age of Transatlantic Travel, 1936 to 1959

By: Hunter-Cox, Jane

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Webb & Bower: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2295382

ISBN: 0863502504

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Front jacket flap clipped with price intact, jacket edges lightly bumped. Ink gift note on front paste-down endpaper, small surface tears to front free endpaper. 1989 Large Hardcover. 128 pp. Before speedy, regular flights, the only way to cross the Atlantic was by ship. This was the age of leisurely crossings on luxurious liners that were home for several days and brought together the most powerful and famous figures of their day. Just over 50 years ago in 1936 Ocean Pictures were aboard the Queen Mary for her maiden voyage, and now, 50 years on, they still work in association ... View more info

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South with Endurance: Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition, 1914-1917

By: Hurley, Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: BCL Press: 2004

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2297086

ISBN: 1932302077

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Sticker ghosting on front jacket panel, jacket toned. Bottom edge of front board lightly rubbed. 2004 Large Hardcover. 244 pp. The definitive and spellbinding record of Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition, immortalized on film by pioneering photography Frank Hurley. Sir Ernest Shackleton's trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1917 was one of the great feats of human endurance -- one vividly captured in the powerful and dramatic pictures taken by Frank Hurley, the expedition's official photographer. These images, appearing together here for the first time in print, consti... View more info

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Scott of the Antarctic

By: Huxley, Elspeth

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Atheneum: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200277

ISBN: 0689108613

Condition: Fair


First edition. Spine slightly cocked, page edges stained, pages toned. Jacket edges stained, front jacket flap price-clipped, jacket toned. 1978 Hard Cover. xiv, 303 pp. 8vo. After Robert Peary claimed to have reached the North Pole in 1909, polar explorers looked toward the South. Robert Falcon Scott, whose 1901–1904 expedition into Antarctica's frozen shoulder had made him a celebrity in England, began plans to return. In June 1910 the Terra Nova sailed toward the earth's underbelly. When Scott's party reached the South Pole on January 17,1912, after severe hardships, they discovered that... View more info

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The Discovery and Conquest of the New World. Containing the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. A Separate Account of the Conquest of Mexico and Peru. A Perfect History of the United Sates.

By: Irving, Washington; Robertson, W. W.; Davenport, Benjamin Rush; Halstead, Murat

Price: $50.00

Publisher: W. H. Ferguson Company, Publishers: 1892

Seller ID: 2292284

Condition: Good


No publisher date, circa 1890. Edges rubbed, page ridges faintly foxed, hinges broken, tear to top corner and along most of width of front free endpaper with no loss. 1892 Hard Cover. xlviii, 922 pp. Nearly 600 engravings. The Discovery and Conquest of the New World. Containing the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus. A Separate Account of the Conquest of Mexico and Peru. A Perfect History of the United Sates. View more info

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An Innocent on Everest

By: Izzard, Ralph

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204133

Condition: Very Good


First edition. A very nice copy. Quarter inch chip to top edge of jacket spine and to top edge of jacket, a few minor chips to jacket edges. 1954 Hard Cover. 319 pp. For readers of the mountain-climbing fraternity- and circumstances have proved their number to be large- this will be classed as only secondarily a mountain climbing book, for Izzard, while compassing a difficult ascent reached what he calls the foot of Everest and then turned back to sit it out at Katmandu. But other readers who demand less of the mountain aspects and more of straight travelogue, will enjoy the greater part of th... View more info

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Untrodden Fields of Anthropology (Two Volumes in One)

By: Jacobus, Dr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Falstaff Press, Inc.: 1937

Seller ID: 2289092

Condition: Very Good


Minor loss to spine base, board edges lightly rubbed. 1937 Hard Cover. xl, 401 pp. Two volumes in one. Based on the diaries of his thirty years' practice as a French government army-surgeon and physician in Asia, Oceania, America, Africa, recording his experiences, experiments and discoveries in the sex relations and the racial practices of the arts of love in the sex life of the strange peoples of four continents. View more info