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Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo by Whitehead, John

Whitehead, John "EXPLORATION of MOUNT KINA BALU, North Borneo". London, Gurney and Jackson, 1893 PRESENTATION COPY to "Lionel Upton from John Whitehead 18-7-93". First edition. Folio (360 x 265). 32 Lithographed plates. 11 hand-colored 21 tinted. 21 woodc…

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$2,750.00


The Discovery of the North-West Passage by M’Clure, Robert, Osborn, Sherard

M'Clure, Robert. Osborn, Sherard, ed. The Discovery of the North-West PassageLondon, 1856 first edition, Octavo 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Longman, Brown [&c.]. 406 pages with 26 pages of advertisements dated March 1856. Folding engraved hand-colored map, 4 litho…

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$3,300.00


An Arctic Voyage to Baffin’s Bay and Lancaster Sound by Goodsir, Robert Anstruther

Goodsir, Robert AnstrutherAn Arctic Voyage to Baffin's Bay and Lancaster Sound, in Search of Friends with Sir John Franklin.London. Presentation Copy, First edition. 1850. 12mo, viii, 152pp., [8]. Tinted lithograph frontispiece, folding map. Original …

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$4,000.00


Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde by Pottinger, Sir Henry

Pottinger, Sir Henry, 1 st Baronet. "Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde; Accompanied by a Geographical and Historical Account of those Countries". London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, [&c], 1816, 4to (26cm x 21cm), pp. Xxx, 423. Hand-colored Frontispiece, large…

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$4,000.00


Royal Geographical Society

Royal Geographical Society Journal volume number 2. Published 1832. 3/4 calf with marbled boards and the original spine laid down. Eleven maps, some folding of various places of interest to the Geographical Society. They include North Africa, Australia (…

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$1,500.00


Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor by Irby, Charles Mangles, James

IRBY, CHARLES and MANGLES, JAMES. Travels in Egypt, Nubia, Syria, and Asia Minor; during the years 1817 and 1818. PRINTED FOR PRIVATE DISTRIBUTION. London. 1823. PRESENTATION COPY. Quarto. First Edition, [xxxiii], Errata, 560pp. Engraved folding map, 3…

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$1,950.00


Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers vol 57 by Shannon, Claude

Shannon, Claude. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers. Volume 57 (29 x 32cm). 1938. Original publisher's dark blue cloth. Shannon while working at Bell Labs wrote his famous master thesis whereby he "proved that the two-value…

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$16,500.00


Essays on Philosophical Subjects by Smith, Adam

SMITH, ADAM. Essays on Philosophical Subjects...To Which Is Prefixed, an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author by Dugald Stewart. London: for T. Cadell Jun and W. Davies; and W. Creech, Edinburgh. 1795 First Edition. Large Quarto (270 x 215mm ), …

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$5,500.00


Eighteen views Rangoon. Birman Empire by Moore, Joseph

Moore, Lieutenant Joseph and Frederick Marryat."Eighteen views taken at and near Rangoon".London, Published: Thomas Clay [1825-1826]. First Series, Folio, Binding modern 3/4 Dark Red Morocco with original 19th century marbled boards (550 x 370mm ), lig…

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$11,000.00


Voyage to Africa by Hutton, William

HUTTON, WILLIAM, "VOYAGE to AFRICA including a Narrative of an Embassy to One of the Interior Kingdoms, in the year 1820; with remarks on the course and termination of the Niger and other Principal Rivers in the country".London, Longman, 1821. First editi…

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$1,950.00


A Walk Across Africa by Grant, James

Grant, Captain James Augustus.A Walk Across Africa or Domestic Scenes from my Nile Journey. London, William Blackwood and Sons, 1864. First edition, 8vo, Original green cloth. PRESENTATION copy. Folding map (17 ½" x 35 ½"). The binding's corners have…

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$5,750.00


Peking the Beautiful by White, Herbert and Hu Shih

White, Herbert and Hu ShihPeking the BeautifulShanghai, China: The Commercial Press, 1927. 1st. Edition. Folio. (33cm x 40cm, 13" x 15.5") 71 mounted photographic plates (tinted, sepia and 12 colored images), text illustrations and photographic frontis…

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$7,500.00


Arabian Sands by Thesiger Wilfred

Arabian Sands, by Wilfred Thesiger. A very attractive signed copy of his very popular account of his explorations in Arabia. "The book covers the five years ending in 1950 which, with the exception of brief interruptions only, Thesiger spent in and around…

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$2,350.00


Egypt, Soudan and Central Africa by Petherick, John

Petherick, JohnEgypt, Soudan and Central Africa. With Explorations from Khartoum on the White Nile to the Regions of the Equator.William Blackwood and Sons, First Edition 1861. 8Vo. Xii, 482 pages, 16 pp of Ads, Large folding map, 4 pp of Subscriber List…

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$2,750.00


Tribes of the Hindoo Koosh by Biddulph, Major John, BSC

TRIBES of the HINDOO KOOSH. BIDDULPH, MAJOR JOHN, BSC, Political Officer at Gilgit. CALCUTTA, First Edition, PRESENTATION copy inscribed: "J. Hope from the Author" on title. 1880, vi, 164pp, cixix (appendices), 8vo., Original dark green cloth with lette…

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$3,500.00


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