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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's journey in northern Yakutia and Kamchatka, 1820-23. Sabin 55829. 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 the frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and b... View more info

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The History of the Lives and Bloody Exploits of the Most Noted Pirates: Their Trials and Executions, Including a Correct Account of the Late Piracies Committed in the West Indies and the Expedition of Commodore Porter, Also Those Committed on the Brig Mexican, Who Were Tried and Executed at Boston, in 1835

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Lyons Press: 2004

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2284759

ISBN: 1592283241

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. Bottom corner of front wrapper lightly bumped. 2004 Trade Paperback. 295 pp. Prepare yourself for the horror as you enter a world of murderers and thieves armed with swords, knives, and cannons. This book is filled with stories of terror on the high seas. As you turn each page be prepared to be consumed by a society where lying is a way of life and pilfering is a means of survival. These stories depict the lives of history's most noted pirates, from where they grew up, to how they became some of the most nefarious characters to terrorize nations around the world. Every story in... View more info

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Tibet and the Mountains of Central Asia (Bartholomew World Travel Map)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bartholomew: 1992

Seller ID: 2280309

ISBN: 0702821349

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine condition. 1992 Soft Cover. Folded map. This publication covers the Roof of the World on a single large sheet at the scale of 1:3,000,000. Printed in eight colours, it allows subtle depiction of relief and landscape variety in this one of the most remote and sparsely populated mountain regions of the world. It is a detailed map for general reference, student research, and for those with an interest in mountaineering or travel to exotic destinations. View more info

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Mount Everest (Folded Map)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1988

Seller ID: 2280315

Condition: Very Good


Light stain along edges. 1988 Soft Cover. Folded map. Two-sided map. Close-up of mountain and perspective within local area of Himalayan mountain range. View more info

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Mount Everest (German and English) (Folded Map)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Alpenvereinskartogrphie: 1999

Seller ID: 2280317

ISBN: 3928777289

Condition: Near Fine


An excellent copy. 1999 Soft Cover. Folded map in plastic sleeve. Dual text in German and English. Austrian Alpine Club expedition series topographic map of Mount Everest at a scale 1:25,000k. 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 about character and morality than they learned about the individual lands that were visited.Keywords: JACOB ABBOTT ROLLO'S TOU... 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 Rollo at Work (1837) and Rollo at Play (1837) are the best known of his writings, having as their chief characters a represent... 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 LITERATURE SHAWL STRAPS EUROPE EUROPEAN ADVENTURE TRAVEL AUNT JO 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 letters to friends in the U.S., constitute her first book, A Hilltop on the Marne (1915). 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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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281307

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bottom edge lightly bumped. 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. View more info

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

By: Alexander, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Viking: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281308

ISBN: 067003133X

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Corners pushed, jacket corners lightly rubbed. 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. View more info

Image for Passing through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest

Passing through the Garden: Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest

By: Allen, John Logan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288348

ISBN: 0252003977

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Two one-inch tears to top edge of rear jacket panel, jacket edges rubbed with small chips and small tears. 1975 Large Hardcover. xxvi, 412 pp. The broad scope of exploration in the American Northwest from 1673 to 1810 is covered in Allen's intriguing examination of the evolving geographical images that grew out of exploration from Marquette's time on--especially the images of the passage and the garden. Because these images played a major role in the expedition of Lewis and Clark--who finally altered them and gave Americans more realistic images of the Northwest--Allen focuses o... View more info

Image for Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of Two American Students from Constantinople to Peking

Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of Two American Students from Constantinople to Peking

By: Allen, Thomas Gaskell, Jr.; Sachtleben, William Lewis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288761

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink mark on spine, bookplate remains on front and rear paste-down endpapers, ink note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1894 Hard Cover. xii, 234 pp. Gilt titles on spine and on front board, top page ridge gilt. Deckled edges. Published during the Golden Age of Bicycles, with photographs showing cycle designs only recently invented. Describes a three year journey of over 15,000 miles. 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 Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis was the perfect choice. He endured incredible hardships and saw incredible sights, including ... 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 River to the Pacific Ocean, and back. Lewis was the perfect choice. He endured incredible hardships and saw incredible sights... View more info

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Lewis & Clark: Voyage of Discovery (National Geographic Society)

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.; Abell, Sam

Price: $10.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1998

Seller ID: 2291119

ISBN: 0792270843

Condition: Very Good


Former library copy, with ink stamp on top edge and a few brown paper squares affixed to endpapers (probably covering other stamps). 1998 Large Hardcover. 255 pp. A distinguished historian and noted photographer join forces to chronicle the epic journey of Lewis and Clark across uncharted wilderness to the Pacific Ocean, in a compelling narrative that incorporates entries from the explorers' journals and some two hundred magnificent photographic images. 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 expedition recorded in the various journals of the Hudson's Bay fur trade posts. I.S. MacLaren's commentary on Back's painti... 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.; VII. The Italian Lakes; List of Maps; Panoramas and Views; Plans of Towns; Abbreviations.Keywords: BAEDEKER HANDBOOK FOR TRAV... 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 is the result of the author's first-hand experience, particularly of the Canadian Arctic, and of extensive research into Rus... 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 of life on board the clipper and ten informative appendices, ranging from sailing records to cargo manifests. It is enhanced b... 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 connection that exists between humans and landscape.Filled with adventure, poignant personal reflections, and fascinating mou... 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; policies on membership and dockage; club history; list of past commodores; race trophies - winners of 1978; quick reference guide... View more info