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To The Heart Of The Nile: Lady Florence Baker And The Exploration Of Central Africa
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To The Heart Of The Nile: Lady Florence Baker And The Exploration Of Central Africa

By Shipman, Pat

U.S.A: William Morrow Paperbacks, 2004. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Type: Remainder Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Striking photographs, maps, and illustrations. Clean and unmarked cover, trace wear to lower front corner, remainder mark on lower edge of text block, binding solid, tight and square. Pages clean, no markings, no tears. A breathtaking, adventurous book of danger, discovery, catastrophe, mutiny and uncompromising love. A true story of Florence Szasz who saw her family slaughtered in Eastern Europe, was later kidnapped herself who was about to be sold to the highest bidder--but a wealthy English gentleman, Sam Baker, was moved by compassion and helped her escape; they eventually wed and ventured together to some of the most inaccessible regions of the earth, in Africa. A story of discovery, bravery, determination and love. 428 pages with Notes, Bibliography and Index. 8 x 5.25 inches. 2004, William Morrow Paperbacks, USA.

$7.96

The Haunted Journey: The Heroic Story of Vitus Bering's Discovery of Alaska
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The Haunted Journey: The Heroic Story of Vitus Bering's Discovery of Alaska

By Murphy, Robert

Garden City, N. Y: Doubleday, 1961. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back First Printing. Publisher's Review Copy with Publisher's Review Card laid in. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Clear archival protective jacket cover. On front endpapers, map of Bering's route across Siberia and first explorations from Kamchatka; on rear ep, Bering's Alaskan Expedition, Route of the 'St. Peter' (Bering) and the 'St. Paul' (Chirikof) . Expedition in the first half of the 18th century. Book bound in yellow-green cloth, black and green titles on spine, very clean, no marks, no edgewear; top edge of text block has a few spots. Rough cut. Tight and solid binding, square, with endbands. Small former owner name label on paste down. On lower hinge area on endpapers and flyleafs, front and back, there is a triangular stain one and a half inches tall , three quarters of an inch wide onto each page; it is pale tan; this does not extend onto text pages. Text pages very clean and unmarked, no creases. Turquoise jacket with black print and illustration is clean, no marks, slight wear to corners, and spine heel lightly chipped. The heroic story of Vitus Jonassen Bering's famous expeditions into the unknown in the first half of the 18the century. He was a Danish captain serving in the Russian Navy and was commissioned by Czar Peter the Great to explore the far reaches of the Russian Empire. His expedition took him 6,000 miles overland to the Kamchatka peninsula, the easternmost tip of Siberia. Then, they had to build ships for the journey into uncharted seas. Bering became the first European to record sight of the west coast of America, traveling eastward from the Asian Continent. A fascinating journey of heroism, courage, endurance against the worst odds. 212 pages. 8.5 x 5.75 inches. Doubleday, Garden City, N. Y., 1961.

$12.03

The Great Age Of Discovery
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The Great Age Of Discovery

By HERRMANN, PAUL

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hard Back Translated by Arnold J. Pomerans. First published in Germany, 1956. A Handsome Hardcover Book and Jacket in Very Good Condition. Remarkably well preserved. Black cloth binding, gilt titled and decorated on spine. Very clean and unmarked; front corners lightly bumped, light wear to spine heel. Tight, solid, and square. Rough cut. Illustrated with 16 pages of photographs and 44 in-text drawings plus 42 maps. Prev owner name on endpaper. Internals very clean and free from any markings, no creases. JAttractive and clean jacket is unclipped, with wear to all corners with chipping of spine heel. Now with clear archival protective cover. The story of the men-from Columbus to 1958-who opened up the unexplored seas and lands. A vast narrative, rich in bizarre personalities, fascinating curiosities and little-known foot-notes to history. An eventful and adventurous history of discovery and exploration. xvii, 507 pages with bibliography and index. 9.785 x 6.5 inches. Harper & Brothers, New York, 1958.

$9.80