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The Story of the Life of Mackay of Uganda, Told for Boys by His Sister

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: A.C. Armstrong and Son: 1895

Seller ID: 2202686

Condition: Good


Minor staining to edges, spine cocked, bookplate to front paste-down endpaper, minor foxing to pages, minor pencil marginalia.No Jacket - Pictorial Cover. 1895 Hard Cover. vii, 338 pp. This book is written especially for boys, in the hope that Mackay's example may lead many of them to think of Africa, and devote their lives to its moral and spiritual regeneration. View more info

Image for Northern Regions; or, Uncle Richard's Relation of Captain Parry's Voyages for the Discovery of a North-West Passage, and Franklin's and Cochrane's Overland Journeys to Other Parts of the World.

Northern Regions; or, Uncle Richard's Relation of Captain Parry's Voyages for the Discovery of a North-West Passage, and Franklin's and Cochrane's Overland Journeys to Other Parts of the World.

By: N/A

Price: $35.00

Publisher: William Burgess.: 1832

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2001403

Condition: Fair


Third edition. A well worn copy, and priced as such. Significant loss from paper boards, wear along edges, lacks front free endpaper and title/copyright page, several tears and chips to pages with minor loss of text, foxed throughout. 1832 Hard Cover. 228 pp. 12mo. Leather spine, printed paper-covered boards. Includes 8 plates. Arctic Bibliography 12553: For older children; the stories of Parry's Expedition, 1819-21, Franklin's first overland journey, 1819, and Cochrane'... View more info

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Old Ironsides: The Stirring Career of the U.S. Frigate Constitution

By: N/A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Navy Relief Society: 1948

Seller ID: 2267967

Condition: Very Good


No publisher date (circa mid-1900's). 1948 Stapled Binding. Unpaginated. USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy named by President George Washington after the United States Constitution. She is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat.[Note 1] She was launched in 1797, one of six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794 and the third constructed. Joshua Humphreys designed th... View more info

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The Journey Home: Some Words in Defense of the American West

By: Abbey, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Plume: 1991

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2274376

ISBN: 0452265622

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, faint stain to top page ridge, pages lightly toned. 1991 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 242 pp.The Journey Home ranges from the surreal cityscapes of Hoboken and Manhattan to the solitary splendor of the deserts and mountains of the Southwest. It is alive with ranchers, dam builders, kissing bugs, and mountain lions. In a voice edged with chagrin, Edward Abbey offers a portrait of the American West that we’ll not soon... View more info

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Rollo's Tour in Europe [Rollo on the Rhine]

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: $25.00

Publisher: D. Lothrop & Co.: 1858

Seller ID: 2203405

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, spine edges rubbed, rear hinge starting. 1858 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 15, 218 pp. Abbott is most well known for the Rollo books. These didactic little books were vehicles to teach morality to youngsters. Of the several series that Rollo either starred in or was a secondary character, the most popular and well known was the ten book Rollo's Tour of Europe Series. In these tales Rollo and Mr. George toured Europe learning more a... View more info

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Rollo in Geneva (Rollo's Tour in Europe)

By: Abbott, Jacob

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Sheldon & Co.: 1867

Seller ID: 2205836

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, very faint discoloration to boards, front board lightly bowed, bookplate to front paste-down endpaper, ink name and date to front endpaper. 1867 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 220 pp. Jacob Abbott (1803-1879) was an American writer of children's books. He was a prolific author, writing juvenile fiction, brief histories, biographies, religious books for the general reader, and a few works in popular science. His Rollo Books, such as R... View more info

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Mexico: Some Travels and Some Travelers There (A Destinations Book)

By: Adams, Alice; Morris, Jan

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270623

ISBN: 0132023261

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Jacket faintly toned. Stain along page ridge, margin of title page, and rear endpaper. 1990 Hard Cover. xix, 216 pp. Recounting her decade-long obsession with Mexico, the author describes Mayan ruins, the misery of Mexico City, Mexican art, and the magic of the country's landscape and people. View more info

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Shawl Straps. A Second Series of Aunt Jo's Scrap-Bag

By: Alcott, Louisa M. [May]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searlf: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206490

Condition: Fair


First UK edition. Binding loose, needs recasing. Corners rubbed. 1873 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 308 pp. An account of a trip to Europe by the author of Little Women. A travel work designed by the author to be as cheerful and as short as possible. She therefore confined herself to the personal haps and mishaps, adventures and experiences, of her wanderers. Covers Brittany, France, Switzerland, Italy and London.KEYWORDS: LOUISA MAY ALCOTT LI... View more info

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A Hilltop on the Marne: Being Letters Written June 3 - September 8, 1914

By: Aldrich, Mildred

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1918

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2266164

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, endpapers faintly toned, pencil name on second blank. 1918 Hard Cover. 187 pp. Illustrated with reproductions of photographs. Mildred Aldrich (November 16, 1853[1] – February 19, 1928) was an American journalist and writer. Aldrich moved to Huiry, near Paris, in 1914, only months before the outbreak of the First World War.[2] Her house there overlooked the Marne river valley, and her experiences during the First Battle of the Marne, as detailed in her letter... View more info

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The Adventures & Brave Deeds of the Ship's Cat on the Spanish Maine, Together with the Most Lamentable Losse of the Alcestis & Triumphant Firing of the Port of Charges

By: Aldridge, Alan; Adams, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Jonathan Cape, Ltd.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266328

ISBN: 0224014412

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, light crease along spine, pages very faintly foxed. 1977 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Full-page illustrations enhance the story of a fighting cat of Good Queen Bess's time who goes to sea for the honor of fair England. View more info

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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208326

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy.Near Fine. 2003 Hard Cover. 491 pp. An account of the actual events surrounding the legendary conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Master's Mate Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents.KEYWORDS: MUTINY BOUNTY NAUTICAL BOATS WATERCRAFT TRANSPORTATION ADVENTURE TRAVEL OCEANIA FLETCHER CHRISTIAN BLIGH View more info

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Beyond the Limits: A Woman's Triumph on Everest

By: Allison, Stacy; Carlin, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Little, Brown & Company: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269163

ISBN: 0316034681

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Light sticker ghosting on jacket rear. 1993 Hard Cover. 282 pp. The first American woman to reach the summit of Everest recounts her ascent, describing the grueling training she endured, the constant danger of the climb, close calls, and the pressing threat of death. Includes black-and-white photographs. View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster: 1997

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2199564

Condition: Near Fine


Reprint. 1997 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 521 pp. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia River to the... View more info

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1996

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2200166

Condition: Near Fine


Book club paperback. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 511 pp. From the bestselling author of the definitive book on D-Day comes the definitive book on the most momentous expedition in American history and one of the great adventure stories of all time. In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson selected his personal secretary, Captain Meriwether Lewis, to lead a voyage up the Missouri River to the Rockies, over the mountains, down the Columbia ... View more info

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Spanning the Atlantic

By: Babcock, F. Lawrence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2008307

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Spine faded, ink stamp from San Francisco Maritime Museum on rear endpaper, endpapers lightly foxed. 1931 Hard Cover. 227, vii pp. 8vo. A history of the Cunard Line, providing an interesting glimpse into nautical history on the Atlantic Ocean. View more info

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Arctic Artist: The Journals and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

By: Back, George; Houston, C. Stuart; MacLaren, I.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2273165

ISBN: 0773511814

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to page base, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. xxviii, 403, [1] pp. Back's journal is particularly valuable because it is the only one that records the entire expedition; Franklin himself relied on it for his own published account of the journey. Both the journal and Back's earlier notes have been edited by Houston, who provides an introduction and extensive annotations, as well as synopses of the frank comments regarding the... View more info

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Belgium and Holland: Handbook for Travellers

By: Baedeker, K. [Karl]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Karl Baedeker: 1891

Seller ID: 2202711

Condition: Good


Marbled page ridges. Front and rear hinges starting, ink name to front endpaper. 1891 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. lxii, 401 pp. With 13 maps and 20 plans. CONTENTS: Introduction: A) Belgium, B) Holland; Belgium; Luxembourg; Holland; Maps; Plans of Towns; Abbreviations.Keywords: BAEDEKER BELGIUM HOLLAND HANDBOOK FOR TRAVELLERS TRAVEL EUROPE ADVENTURE HISTORY View more info

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Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and the Tyrol: Handbook for Travellers

By: Baedeker, K. [Karl]

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Karl Baedeker: 1891

Seller ID: 2202712

Condition: Good


Marbled page ridges. Front and rear hinges starting, ink name to front endpaper. 1891 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxviii, 498 pp. With 39 maps, 11 plans, and 21 panoramas. CONTENTS: I. Northern Switzerland; II. Lake of Lucerne and Environs. The St. Gotthard.; III. The Bernese Oberland; IV. Western Switzerland. Lake of Geneva. Lower Valley of the Rhone.; V. Savoy, the Valais, and the adjacent Italian Alps; VI. S.E. Switzerland. The Grisons.; ... View more info

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The Polar World (Geographies for Advanced Study Series)

By: Baird, Patrick D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Longman: 1964

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 1966137

Condition: Near Fine


1971 3rd printing. Includes original jacket. Jacket edges lightly rubbed.Near Fine. 1964 Hard Cover. xvi, 328 pp. 8vo. Maps and black & white photographs throughout. From the jacket: ... the first comprehensive treatment for some years of the Arctic and Antarctic regions, their lands and seas, the history of their exploration and their economic and political significance in the modern world. Profusely illustrated with original maps and diagrams and photographs, this work... View more info

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Running Her Easting Down: The Story of the Cutty Sark and Other Great China Clippers

By: Baker, William F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Caxton Printers, Ltd.: 1974

Seller ID: 2203216

ISBN: 0870042386

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket edges very lightly rubbed. 1974 Large Hardcover. xiv, 170 pp. Designed first for the China tea trade, they combined a streamlined design that made them the swiftest of the wind ships, and a greater cargo capacity than previous vessels. Many of these great ships left their imprint on history and their names in men's memories, but one of the foremost among them was the Cutty Sark. This fascinating and carefully written history of the Cutty Sark includes an account o... View more info

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Honey, Olives, Octopus: Adventures at the Greek Table

By: Bakken, Christopher

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269311

ISBN: 0520275098

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Faint letter smudges on jacket front. 2013 Hard Cover. xviii, 238 pp. Combining the best of memoir, travel literature, and food writing, Christopher Bakken delves into one of the most underappreciated cuisines in Europe in this rollicking celebration of the Greek table. He explores the traditions and history behind eight elements of Greek cuisine?olives, bread, fish, cheese, beans, wine, meat, and honey?and journeys through the country searching for the be... View more info

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The Discovery of the Titanic

By: Ballard, Robert D.; Archbold, Rick; Lord, Walter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Warner / Madison Press: 1987

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265854

ISBN: 0446513857

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing. Front jacket flap price-clipped. Ink note on half-title page. 1987 Large Hardcover. 230 pp. On September 1, 1985 Ballard and a joint French/American expedition found the legendary ship. This is a firsthand account of Ballard's twelve year quest to find the Titanic. View more info

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The Measure of a Mountain: Beauty and Terror on Mount Rainier

By: Barcott; Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 1998

Seller ID: 2200362

Condition: Near Fine


Pages toned. 1998 Trade Paperback. 278 pp. Mount Rainier is the largest and most dangerous volcano in the country, both an awesome natural monument and a formidable presence of peril. In The Measure of a Mountain, Barcott sets out to grasp the spirit of Rainier through a journey along its massive flanks. From forest to precipice, thinning air to fractured glaciers, he explores not only the physique of Rainier but the psychology and meaning of all mountains, and the deep ... View more info

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Pultneyville Yacht Club 1979 Membership Log

By: Barker, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Pultneyville Yacht Club, Inc.: 1979

Seller ID: 1768250

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed, owner sticker on rear wrapper. 1979 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 68 pp. Pages printed on recto only. Original wrappers. Includes: 1979 club calendar; names and photographs of 1979 officers' list of of committees and chairmen with associated purposes; racing schedule; chart of harbor and yacht club facilities; list of club members and family along with their boat names; 1979 in pictures; club constitution and by-laws; poli... View more info

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Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747, in Two Volumes: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton, 1741-1742; The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith, 1746-1747 (Hakluyt Society Second Series Nos. 177 & 181)

By: Barr, William; Williams, Glyndwr

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Hakluyt Society: 1994

Seller ID: 2273157

Condition: Near Fine


Owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. 1994 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 333, [5]; xv, [1], 393, [5] pp. 8vo. Accounts of two voyages in search of a Northwest Passage, the first by Christopher Middleton, the second by William Moor and Francis Smith. Extensive footnotes, with bibliography and index for each volume. View more info

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The Outer Coast

By: Batman, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276289

ISBN: 0151704503

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Ink note on front endpaper. 1985 Hard Cover. xiii, 384 pp. An odyssey of the explorers, adventurers, and scoundrels who confronted the Pacific wilderness when it was the edge of the world. This epic of pre-Gold Rush California and the Pacific Northwest illuminates the lives and adventures of Father Junipero Serra, Captain James Cook, Daniel Boone, and the men who followed in their footsteps. More than a historical account... View more info

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Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition

By: Beattie, Owen; Geiger, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196174

Condition: Very Good


First edition.Jacket flaps lightly toned, front jacket flap creased. 1987 Hard Cover. xi, 180 pp. The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48 has been shrouded in mystery for nearly 140 years. The disappearance of Franklin's lavishly equipped ships--HMS Terror and HMS Erebus--together with the absence of any written accounts of the journey, save on tragic note found by a nineteenth-century search expedition, had left attemp... View more info

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Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition

By: Beattie, Owen; Geiger, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Western Producer Prairie Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200217

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Bookplate to front paste-down endpaper, pages toned. Jacket toned, scratch to jacket rear. 1988 Hard Cover. xi, 180 pp. The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48 has been shrouded in mystery for nearly 140 years. The disappearance of Franklin's lavishly equipped ships--HMS Terror and HMS Erebus--together with the absence of any written accounts of the journey, save on tragic note found by a nineteenth-centu... View more info

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The Lost Vikings

By: Bechdolt, Jack

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261511

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, corners lightly bumped, ink note on front endpaper, pages faintly toned. 1931 Hard Cover. x, 267 pp. Features juveniles who discover a Lost Race of Vikings in Alaska. John Ernest Bechdolt (1884–1954) was an American short story writer, novelist and journalist. He wrote under the name Jack Bechdolt as well as his full name. He worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1909 to 1916, after which he moved to New York, where he worked for Muns... View more info

The Arcturus Adventure: An Account of the New York Zoological Society's First Oceanographic Expedition, with 77 Illustrations from Colored Plates, Photographs and Maps

By: Beebe, William

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1926

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2278347

Condition: Good


First edition. Lacks jacket. Rear board edge a bit soiled, front hinge beginning to weaken, ink gift note on front flyleaf, front and end matter and plates lightly foxed. 1926 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 439, [1] pp. 8vo. Original forest green cloth, blind-stamped borders, gilt titles. Color illustrated endpapers, color plates, black & white photographs, maps. Recounts the first oceanographic expedition of the New York Zoological society, an attempt to investigate the Sargasso... View more info