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A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccanneer : The Life Of William Dampier

by Preston, Diana and Michael Preston

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Published
2004
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Toronto: Viking Canada, 2004. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. Quarter black cloth, grey cloth boards. Map endpapers. ix, 372 pp. B&W illustrations in-text. Very light rubbing to spine ends, else fine in fine jacket. At a time when surviving a voyage across the Pacific was cause for celebration, William Dampier journeyed three times around the world, sailing… Read more
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Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of The Canadian West

by Jenish, D'Arcy

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Published
2003
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Fine
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1st Edition
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Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2003. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo. Full black paper boards. Map endpapers. ix, 309 pp. B&W illustrations in text. Light bumping to spine ends, else fine in fine jacket. In Epic Wanderer, the first full length biography of David Thompson, D'Arcy Jenish's careful scholarship has informed reconstruction of a world long past, and his… Read more
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image of The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America - Graenlendinga Saga and Eirik's Saga

The Vinland Sagas: The Norse Discovery of America - Graenlendinga Saga and Eirik's Saga

by Magnusson, Magnus and Hermann Palsson [translators]

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Published
1970
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Very Good
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Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1970. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo. Penguin paperback. 124 pp. Four B&W maps at rear. Some wear to extremities. The two medieval Icelandic sagas translated in this volume tell one of the most fascinating stories in the history of exploration - the discovery of America by Norsemen, five centuries before Christopher Columbus.
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Winner Take All: The Trans-Canoe Trail

by Lavender, David

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Published
1977
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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New York: McGraw Hill Book Company, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 12mo. The American Trails Series. Yellow quarter-cloth over brown boards, xv, 363pp. Illustrated with vignettes at the beginning of each chapter. Bruising to top right corner of front board, o/w near fine in a very good d/w. Inner flap clipped, some light soiling on jacket… Read more
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image of The Canoe: A History of the Craft from the Panama to the Arctic

The Canoe: A History of the Craft from the Panama to the Arctic

by Roberts, Kenneth G. And Philip Shackleton

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Published
1983
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Near Fine
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Toronto: Macmillan Canada, 1983. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to (large). Orig. brown leather, gilt illustration on upper front board, viii, 280pp. Illustrated. Wear on bottom edges o/w near fine in d/w, a small tear to top edge of rear jacket. A illustrated history of early rafts and floats down to the modern day canoe.
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image of White Men Came to the St. Lawrence: The French and the Land They Found

White Men Came to the St. Lawrence: The French and the Land They Found

by Bishop, Morris

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Published
1961
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Fine
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First Edition
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Montreal: McGill University Press, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. 16mo. Beatty Memorial Lectures, Third Series. Orig. blue cloth, 79pp. Some markings on cloth, o/w about fine in d/w, some soiling to covers with darkened jacket spine. Lecture on Canada's earliest explorers like Cartier, Sagard, and Etienne Brule.
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image of A Most Compleat Compendium of Geography, General and Special; Describing all the Empires, Kingdoms, and Dominions, in The Whole World. Shewing Their Bounds, Situation, Dimensions, Ancient and Modern Names, History, Government, Religions, Languages..

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London: Printed for J. Salisbury, 1697. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo [3.25" x 6"]. ...Commodities, Divisions, Subdivisions, Cities, Rivers, Mountains, Lakes, with their Archbishopricks, Bishopricks and Universities. In a more Plain and Easie Method, more Compendious and Useful than any of the Lesser sort. Together with an Appendix of General Rules for making a large Geography, with… Read more
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image of The Polar Rosses: John and James Clark Ross and Their Explorations

The Polar Rosses: John and James Clark Ross and Their Explorations

by Dodge, Ernest S.

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Published
1973
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Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
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London: Faber & Faber, 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Orig. blue cloth, 260pp. Illustrated. Small soil on verso of half-title, light rubbing to spine and edges o/w near fine in d/w, some soiling to inner covers. Chronicling the life and artic and polar adventures of Sir John Ross, and his nephew, James Clark.
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image of A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In which the coast of North-West America has been carefully Examined and accurately Surveyed. Undertaken By His Majesty's Command, Principally with a view to Ascertain the Existence.

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London: Printed for G.G. And J. Robinson and J. Edwards, 1798. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In which the coast of North-West America has been carefully Examined and accurately Surveyed. Undertaken By His Majesty's Command, Principally with a view to Ascertain the… Read more
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The Tobermory Shipwrecks

by Salen, Rick and Jack

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Published
1976
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Very Good
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Tobermory, Ontario: The Mariner Chart Shop, 1976. Soft Cover. Very Good. Roger Salen. 8vo. Orig. blue wrappers, 83pp. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Light foxing, damp staining to front and rear covers, with some rust markings on spine but o/w very good. A list of shipwrecks in and around Tobermory and the Niagara Escarpment for divers to… Read more
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image of Northwest to The Sea: A Biography of William McGillivray

Northwest to The Sea: A Biography of William McGillivray

by Wilkins Campbell, Marjorie

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Published
1975
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Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
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Toronto: Clarke Irwin, 1975. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. Brown cloth boards. xiv, [8], 230 p.p., [8] p.p. B&W plates. B&W maps in-text. Light bump to spine head. Dust jacket is sunned at spine, chipped at spine head, short tear to top edge of front cover, some chafing to edges. Based on years of research… Read more
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image of The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher: An Elizabethan Adventure

The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher: An Elizabethan Adventure

by McGhee, Robert

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Published
2001
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Near Fine
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Montreal and Kingston, Canada: Canadian Museum of Civilization/McGill-Queen's University Press, 2001. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 9.5" x 8.5" Oblong. Blue cloth boards, gilt lettering at spine. 196 p.p. Colour photographs in-text. Some blue offsetting from frontis. to title page. Some bumping to extremities of dust jacket. Near fine overall.
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image of Artic Assignment: The Story of the St. Roch

Artic Assignment: The Story of the St. Roch

by Farrar, Sgt. F.S.

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Published
1956
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Very Good
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Toronto: Macmillan, 1956. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Mould, Vernon. 8vo. Great Stories of Canada Series. Reprint. Blue cloth boards, red lettering. Map endpapers. vii, 180 p.p. Black, white and blue illustrations in-text. Dust jacket bumped and chipped to extremities. Some wear to joints. Jacket is price clipped. A thrilling eye-witness story of the modern RCMP in the… Read more
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image of The Island of Seven Cities: Where the Chinese Settled When They Discovered North America

The Island of Seven Cities: Where the Chinese Settled When They Discovered North America

by Chiasson, Paul

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Published
2006
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Near Fine
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1st Edition
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Toronto: Random House Canada, 2006. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. SIGNED by author to title page. First edition. Red paper boards with gilt lettering to spine. 376 p.p. B&W photos and maps in-text throughout. Slight bumping to spine ends, small black scuff to front board. Light bumping to extremities fo dust jacket. A near fine… Read more
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image of Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation

Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation

by Lambert, Andrew

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Published
2009
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1st Edition
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London: Faber & Faber, 2009. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Full number line. Black cloth boards, silver lettering spine. xii, 428 p.p., [8 p.p. colour photos]. Minor bumping to spine ends of DJ, else a fine copy. From the outstanding naval historian of his generation, a gripping story of the Arctic, propelled by the need… Read more
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The Pioneer Explorers of New Zealand

by Elder, John Rawson

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London & Glasgow: Blackie & Son. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo. (1928). Decorative cloth backed boards, iv, 121pp. With eight plates including frontispiece. Maps of North and South Island of New Zealand on endpapers. Names to verso of front free endpaper. Light soiling to boards and extremities, small wear on tips of corners, a small red marking to… Read more
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Atlas of Columbus and the Great Discoveries

by Nebenzahl, Kenneth

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Published
1990
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Near Fine
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Chicago: Rand McNally, 1990. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to. Blue cloth boards with gold lettering to front board and spine. 168 p.p. Over 100 illustrations depicting maps by Ptolemy, Pizzigano, Martellus, Columbus, de La Cosa, Contarini, Waldseemuller, Re'is, Cortes, Vespucci, Munster, Cabot, Homem, Mercator, Hondius, Baozio, and Wright as well as many other famous mapmakers of the… Read more
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Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 2001. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Folio. Published under the auspices of the North Pacific Marine Science Organization. 224pp. About fine.
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Palgrave of Arabia: William Gifford Palgrave 1826-1888

by Allan, Mea

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Published
1972
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Near Fine
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London: Macmillan, 1972. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 318 p.p.Eight unnumbered pages B&W photographs, some B&W maps. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Rubbing to spine ends and corners. Dust jacket has some light wear to edges and corners. Pictorial map endpapers, bookplate to half title and ink ownership inscription to title page. This is… Read more
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image of The Life and Travels of Mungo Park: With Supplementary Details of the Results of Recent Discovery in Africa

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Edinburgh: W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell. Near Fine. 8vo (small). [1886?] Contemporary dyed red calf, green leather spine label, decorative compartments in gilt with dentelles to boards and inner edges, marbled endpapers and matching edges. 256 pp., frontispiece of Mungo Park at the Drinking Trough. Stamp of Relfe Brothers London on verso of f.f.e.p., owner inscribed on verso… Read more
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