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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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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

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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

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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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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

Image for 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)

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, this book is a chronicle of experience and conflict, achievement and endurance. 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 attempts at a reconstruction of events sketchy and inconclusive. Then, on June 29, 1981, part of a bleached human skull was found b... View more info

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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 Sea and the Humboldt Current. Beebe was also known for his deep sea dives in the Bathysphere designed for him by Otis Barton... View more info

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Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N.

By: Beechey, F.W.

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: Carey & Lea: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1958570

Condition: Good


First American edition. No jacket. Boards rubbed with some loss from spine label and light spots to boards, foxed throughout, Oxford bookstore bookplate on front endpaper. 1832 Hard Cover. xi, 493 pp. 8vo. 24-page publisher catalog bound in following text. Originally published in England in 1831. Sabin 4347: Captain Beechey and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to return. One of the most valuable of modern voyages, containing a most interesting visit to Pitcairn's Island, the coast of California, etc. Howes B-309: Int... View more info

Image for Voyage Fait par Ordre de l'Imperatrice de Russie Catherine II, Dans le Nord de la Russia Asiatique, Dans la Mer Glaciale, Dans la Mer d'Anadyr, et sur les Cotes de l'Amerique, Depuis 1785 Jusqu'en 1794, in Two Volumes.

Voyage Fait par Ordre de l'Imperatrice de Russie Catherine II, Dans le Nord de la Russia Asiatique, Dans la Mer Glaciale, Dans la Mer d'Anadyr, et sur les Cotes de l'Amerique, Depuis 1785 Jusqu'en 1794, in Two Volumes.

By: Billings, Commodore [Joseph]; Sauer, M. [Martin]; Castera, J.

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Chez F. Buisson, Imprimeur-Libraire: 1802

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289768

Condition: Very Good


First French translation of the work published in English the same year. Lacks the large atlas volume. Rebound with new end sheets. Bottom corner torn from last text page in first volume (no loss of text), faintly foxed throughout. 1802 Hard Cover. xxiv, 385, [1]; 418 pp. 8vo. French text. An account of Commodore Joseph Billings's expedition in search of a northeast passage on behalf of Catherine the Great (1785-1794), which resulted in significant advances in maps of Siberia, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, Prince William Sound, etc. View more info

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Arctic Passages: A Unique Small-Boat Voyage in the Great Northern Waterway

By: Bockstoce, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hearst Marine Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197255

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Bookplate on paste-down endpaper. 1991 Hard Cover. 256 pp. First edition. In 1988, John Bockstoce, Arctic historian and archaeologist, became the first person to traverse the Northwest Passage west to east in a small boat. Arctic Passages is the extraordinary story of his voyage thirty-five hundred miles through this hemisphere's least explored and most dangerous waterway, from Bering Strait to Baffin Bay. Navigating largely without the benefit of a working compass, John Bockstoce made his way through thousands of uncharted islands along a shifting, featureless coastline, using ... View more info

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First Across the Continent: The Story of the Exploring Expedition of Lewis and Clark in 1803-4-5

By: Brooks, Noah; Elder, Karen; Luke, John A.; Bridges, Jeff

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2290971

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Includes folding map following text. Faint stain to top marginal corner of some pages, front free endpaper removed, some tiny white spotting on rear board (paint spatter?). 1901 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 365, [3] pp. 8vo. Olive cloth, gilt and black titles, buffalo head vignette and braided border on front board, tepee vignette on spine. An account of one of the most important exploring expeditions in American history, the Lewis and Clark Expedition (A.K.A. the Corps of Discovery Expedition). Brooks details the progress of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark from Pittsburgh, Pennsylv... View more info

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Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, with Notes of a Sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar. to which is appended a Brief History of the Whale Fishery, Its Past and Present Condition.

By: Browne, J. Ross

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1846

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206796

Condition: Fair


First edition. Sabin 8658. Howes B877. Rebacked some time ago with new end sheets and facsimiles of frontispiece and title/copyright page supplied. Original marbled boards rubbed, margins lightly stained, moderately foxed throughout. 1846 Hard Cover. xiii, 580 pp. An illustrated account of time spent on a whaler, illustrated throughout with steel and wood engravings. Browne joined the crew of a whaling ship in 1842, and used the experience as the basis for this, his second book (following Confessions of a Quack). It established Browne as a writer, and it is now widely believed that Herman Melv... View more info

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The Cruise of the Cachalot: Round the World after Sperm Whales

By: Bullen, Frank T. [Thomas]

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1926

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291163

Condition: Very Good


First thus. Front hinge beginning to weaken, gilt spine titles partially rubbed away. 1926 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xix, [1], 301, [3] pp. 4to. Original black cloth, blind-stamped borders, gilt titles and decorations. Color plates by Mead Schaeffer, map of Cachalot's course precedes text, illustrated endpapers. A travelogue based partially on the author's personal experience of ten years at sea. It was popular enough that Rudyard Kipling's correspondence includes mention of him reading it to his children, and Bullen's life and writing career has been compared t... View more info

Image for Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole

By: Byrd, Richard Evelyn

Price: $30.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200431

Condition: Very Good


First edition, second state ('Eleanor' spelled correctly on dedication page). Top page ridge lightly scuffed, publisher mistrimmed pp. 321-328 resulting in 1/16 inch of extra paper on top edge of outer inch of each leaf, front matter lightly foxed, minor loss from jacket corners, jacket spine toned, jacket flap corners slightly trimmed ($5.00 list price still present). 1930 Hard Cover. xvi, 422 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, photographic endpapers. Black & white photographs and four maps, including two fold-outs of: the Bay of Whales; and the region from the Ross Sea to the South P... View more info

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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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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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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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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 ori... View more info

Image for 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)

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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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 se... 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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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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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