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Tahiti (signed, with a Full-page Ink sketch of Tahiti)
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Tahiti (signed, with a Full-page Ink sketch of Tahiti)

by Conrad, Barnaby

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New York; (1962): Viking. First Edition. Octavo. 164 pages. On the first blank, the author has drawn a view of Tahiti and inscribed it to close friends and dated 2008. Tahiti has captivated the imagination of readers for over 200 years. Whether it was the adventures of Captain Cook or the readers of the book and the film "Munity… Read more about this item
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The Nile. Notes for Travellers in Egypt and in the Egyptian Sudan, with Maps, Plans of Temples and Numerous Illustrations
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The Nile. Notes for Travellers in Egypt and in the Egyptian Sudan, with Maps, Plans of Temples and Numerous Illustrations

by Budge, E. A. Wallis

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London and Cairo, (Egypt): Thos. Cook & Son, 1912. Small Octavo. 12th edition. Color double paged map frontispiece, xx, 1094 pages, index. Illustrated and with a folding map of the Sudan. This remarkable guide for travelers from both England and the U.S.in the period 1870-1914 was very extensive. Copies usually did not survive in good condition. Other than a… Read more about this item
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The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied
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The North American Journals of Prince Maximilian of Wied

by Witte, Stephen S. And Marsha V. Gallagher (editors)

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Normon, OK, (2008, 2010 and 2012): University of Oklahoma Press. First Editions. Quarto. In three volumes. Color frontispieces. Translated by William Orr, Paul Schach and Dieter Karch. Illustrated in color and in black and white, maps. Vol. 1May 1832-April 1833, 467pp., Vol. II; April-September 1833, 771pp. and Vol. III, September 1833-August 1834. 512pp and with a CD in the… Read more about this item
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A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean, Performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the Ship Duff, Commanded by Captain James Wilson. ...
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A Missionary Voyage to the Southern Pacific Ocean, Performed in the years 1796, 1797, 1798, in the Ship Duff, Commanded by Captain James Wilson. ...

by [Wilson, William] and James Wilson

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London: Printed by T. Gillet for T. Chapman, 1799. First Edition. Quarto. The First Gillet Edition. Compiled from Journals of the Officers and the Missionaries and Illustrated with Maps, Charts, and Views drawn by Mr. Wiliam Wilson, and engraved by the most Eminent artist with a Preliminary Discourse on the Geography and History of the South Sea Islands and… Read more about this item
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Narrative of the Embassy of Ruy Gonza´lez de Clavijo to the Court of Timour, at Samarchand, A.D. 1403-6
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Narrative of the Embassy of Ruy Gonza´lez de Clavijo to the Court of Timour, at Samarchand, A.D. 1403-6

by Gonza´lez de Clavijo, Ruy; Sir. Clements B. Markham

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New York; (1970): Burt Franklin. Octavo. lvi, 200 pages, translated, with notes, a preface, and an introductory life of the Timour Br by Clements R. Markham, with folding map of Clavijo's travels through the Islamic states all the way to Samarkand. One of the most valuable sources for the Timurid period is the narrative of the embassy of Ruy… Read more about this item
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Narrative of the Portuguese Embassy of Abyssinia During the Years 1520-1527 By Father Francisco Alvarez ...and Edited with Notes and an Introduction
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Narrative of the Portuguese Embassy of Abyssinia During the Years 1520-1527 By Father Francisco Alvarez ...and Edited with Notes and an Introduction

by Lord Stanley of Alderley and Father Franciso Alvarez

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New York; (1969): Burt Franklin. Octavo. ). xxvii, 416 pages, 18 page index, with folding 4 panel map of Abyssinia, translated from the Portuguese and edited with notes and an introduction by Lord Stanley of Alderley. The earliest and the fullest of Ethiopia, and the only one which refers to the period wars of 1527-42, which opened the way… Read more about this item
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A Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora: performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792 : with the discoveries made in the south-seas and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck ...
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A Voyage Round the World in His Majesty's Frigate Pandora: performed under the direction of Captain Edwards in the years 1790, 1791 and 1792 : with the discoveries made in the south-seas and the many distresses experienced by the crew from shipwreck ...

by Hamilton, George and Geoffrey Kenihan

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Adelaide,(S. Australia, 1990): William Torrens Publishers. Limited Edition. Quarto. Limited to 250 copies of which this is #21. xix, 105 pages. Geoffrey Kenihan is a specialist on the maritime exploration of Australia and the South Pacific. In his introduction, he has traced much on Hamilton that has not been discovered before. Already a scarce volume. A fine copy bound… Read more about this item
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The Voyages of the Venetian Brothers, Nicolo & Antonio Zeno to the Northern Seas in the XIVth Century; Comprising the Latest Known Accounts of the Lost Colony of Greenland and of the Norseman in America Before Columbus
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The Voyages of the Venetian Brothers, Nicolo & Antonio Zeno to the Northern Seas in the XIVth Century; Comprising the Latest Known Accounts of the Lost Colony of Greenland and of the Norseman in America Before Columbus

by Major, Richard Henry

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New York, (1971): Burt Franklin. Octavo. cii, 62 pages, index, folding maps of Greenland, the Faeroe Islands, the southwest coast of Greenland, and finally a nice facsimile copy of their original navigational map. Towards the close of the fourteenth century Niccoli Zeno, a member of one of the noblest and most ancient families in Venice, went, at his own… Read more about this item
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The Journal of Christopher Columbus (during His First Voyage, 1492-1493) and Documents Relating to the Voyages of John Cabot and Gaspar Corte Real
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The Journal of Christopher Columbus (during His First Voyage, 1492-1493) and Documents Relating to the Voyages of John Cabot and Gaspar Corte Real

by Columbus, Christopherand Clements R. Marham (translator)

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New York; (1971): Burt Franklin. Octavo. xlviii, 259 pages. Translated with notes and introduction by Clements R. Markham. The journal of Columbus is a vital part of the early records of great sea voyages including that of Cabot and Gaspar Corte Real. It is certain that the Americas would have been reached within that era around 1500 but these… Read more about this item
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Captain Bligh's Bounty (The Works of) in 6 Vols. and 3 Supplements by Banksia
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Captain Bligh's Bounty (The Works of) in 6 Vols. and 3 Supplements by Banksia

by Bligh, Captain William, Owen Rutter; Mary Ann Fryer Gamble and James Morrison

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London, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1937, 1939 and 1979-1986: The Golden Cockerel Press. Limited Editions. Quarto. Owen Rutter 1889-1944 was an English historian who wrote many important books on travel and history around the globe. He became a partner with The Golden Cockerel in 1933 and he began writing this important collection on Bligh and the Bounty. He edited the… Read more about this item
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The First Voyage Round the World By Magellan: Translated from the Accounts of Pigafetta and Other Contemporary Writers
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The First Voyage Round the World By Magellan: Translated from the Accounts of Pigafetta and Other Contemporary Writers

by Stanley, Lord of Alderley

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New York, Nd(ca.1978): Burt Franklin. Octavo. 278 pages. One folding map. Reprint of Hakluyt Society, I, series, no. 52. This edition reprints the original documents with notes and Lord Stanley's introduction. Bound in a blue gray cloth, spine lettered in gilt. A fine copy.
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The Three Voyages of Vasco De Gama, and His Voiceroyalty, from the Lendas Da India of Gaspar Correa. Accompanaied By Original Documents
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The Three Voyages of Vasco De Gama, and His Voiceroyalty, from the Lendas Da India of Gaspar Correa. Accompanaied By Original Documents

by Correa, Gaspar

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New York, Nd(ca.1970): Burt Franklin (Hakluyt Society). Octavo. Portrait frontispiece, lxxx, 430 pages, xxxv, errata. Originally published by the Hakluyt society in 1900 (No. XLII), Variation, no. 42. This work was translated from the Portuguese by the Honorable Henry E.J. Stanley. The author had gone to India very young and sixteen years later India was discovered, about 1514. He… Read more about this item
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The Ascent of Everest
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The Ascent of Everest

by Hunt, John

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(London, 1953): Hodder and Stoughton. First Edition. Octavo. 299(1) pp. This is the story of how two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill, reached the top of Everest, and made it back to rejoin their comrades. Bound in blue cloth, spine lettering gilt, corners lightly rubbed, in clipped pictorial dust jacket depicting Mt. Everest in white and… Read more about this item
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A Doctor's Letters from Pitcairn, 1937
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A Doctor's Letters from Pitcairn, 1937

by Southworth, Rufus

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Np/nd [ca.2008]: [Robert Parkin Johnson]. Limited Edition. Octavo. No. 136 of 500 privately printed copies. [iv] 182 pages, map, photographs, with an introduction by Mayotta Southworth. Written by a physician who spent six months on Pitcairn caring for the medical and some of the psychological needs of the islanders, this book gets "inside" the Pitcairners' lives in a way… Read more about this item
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Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora; Despatcvhed to Arrest the Mutineers of the Bounty in the South Seas, 1790-91
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Voyage of H.M.S. Pandora; Despatcvhed to Arrest the Mutineers of the Bounty in the South Seas, 1790-91

by Edwards. Captain Edwward and George Hamilton

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London: Francis Edwards, 1915. Octavo. 177pp., large folding chart following the last page. With an introduction and notes by Basil Thomson. Mutiny on the Bounty ranks first among the stories of the sea, with the living elements of romance, of primal passion and of tragedy, all moving to a happy ending in the Arcadia of Pitcairn Island. The Pandora,… Read more about this item
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Ying-yai Sheng-lan; the Overall Survey of the Ocean's Shores, 133
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Ying-yai Sheng-lan; the Overall Survey of the Ocean's Shores, 133

by Ma Huan and John Vivian Gottlieb Mills

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London: Published for the Hakluya Society By Cambridge University Press, 1970. Octavo. xix, 393 pages, folding map in rear pocket. Translated from the Chinese text edited by Feng Ch'eng-Chin with introduction, notes and appendices by J.V.G. Mills. Ma Huan, a Chinese Muslim, sailed on the 4th, 6th, and 7th voyages of the eunuch admiral Cheng Ho in the early… Read more about this item
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From the Ocean to the Sky (signed By Hillary)
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From the Ocean to the Sky (signed By Hillary)

by Hillary, edmund

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New York; (1979): The Viking Press. First Edition. Octavo. 273pp. signed by the author. Hillary had a dream of traveling with a group of friends from the mouth of the Ganges River up stream against the current as far as they could go. This is his dramatic record of the journey, a 1500 mile long journey which provided menu… Read more about this item
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Mount Everest, The Reconnaissance 1921 (First American); The Assault on Mount Everest 1922 First American, 2nd Impression, and The Fight for Everest 1924 (First edition)
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Mount Everest, The Reconnaissance 1921 (First American); The Assault on Mount Everest 1922 First American, 2nd Impression, and The Fight for Everest 1924 (First edition)

by Howard-Bury, Lieut.-Col. C.K.; Brig-Gen C.G. Bruce and Lieut.-Col. E.F. Norton and Others

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London and New York, 1922, 1924 and 1925: Edward Arnold and Longmans, Green and Co.`. First Editions. Small Quartos. In three volumes, mixed editions. frontispieces, 356, 339 (1 p. ad) and 372pp. Each volume illustrated with amazing photographic images and maps (some folding). To climb mount Everest, it was imperative to locate many men called Coolies who were accustomed… Read more about this item
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The Holy Land; Syria, Idumea and Arabia [together with] Egypt and Nubia
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The Holy Land; Syria, Idumea and Arabia [together with] Egypt and Nubia

by Roberts, David

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The Folio Society, 2010. Limited Edition. Large Folio. A beautiful work. 6 volumes in two. Limited to 1000 copies for members only. The present set is #30. Another 20 lettered copies were published but not for sale. This set was reproduced using the first edition held in The John Rylands Library. It also reproduced every word and image from… Read more about this item
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The Spell of Spain
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The Spell of Spain

by Clark, Keith

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Boston: Page Company, 1914. First Edition. Octavo. First printing. Color frontispiece, 439 pages, index, and several other illustrations. One of the finer guides to Spain in the beginning of the 20th Century. Bookplate of Jesse M. Averill. A lovely copy, nearly fine bound in green pictorial cloth accented in blue, dark brown and gilt, pictorial spine and top edge… Read more about this item
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