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Journal of Travels from St. Josephs to Oregon with Observations of That  Country, Together with a Description of California: its Agricultural  Interests and a Full Description of its Gold Mines
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Journal of Travels from St. Josephs to Oregon with Observations of That Country, Together with a Description of California: its Agricultural Interests and a Full Description of its Gold Mines

By Root, Riley

Oakland, CA: Biobooks. Good with no dust jacket. 1955. Limited Edition. Hardcover. Turquoise cloth boards with gilded spine and black text. Deckled fore-edge. Very light soiling to boards and top edge. Toning to front and back gutters. Light toning to pages. Text block is very clean, and binding is square and tight. One of 500 copies printed by The Abbey Press. The first California edition of the journals of Riley Root from an 1848 journey across the United States, with a foreword by Joseph A. Sullivan. ; Book; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; 130 pp .

$15.00

The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic  Expedition, 1911-1914
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The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914

By Mawson, Sir Douglas

London, UK: Heinemann. Good. 1915. First English Edition. Hardcover. Mawson was a geologist and leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, having turned down a geologist position on the ill-fated Terra Nova expedition led by Robert F. Scott. He became the lone survivor of a three-person party, one lost down a crevasse with most of the dogs and supplies, and the two remaining to suffer the effects of concentrated toxins in dog liver. Mawson amazingly survived to reach the main base and wintered over until the next year. Two volumes, 349pp and 338pp respectively, collated and complete. Three folding maps in vol. 2, 224 illustrations, 37 in text. Errata sheet bound in. Navy cloth boards are rubbed on edges. One volume has a small hole in spine and a vertical crease. Spence 774, Taurus 100, Rosove 217.A1, Conrad p0.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$575.00