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Travel & Exploration

Travel & Exploration

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The Wide World Magazine, Volume XI, 1903
1 The Wide World Magazine, Volume XI, 1903
London George Newnes, 1903 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
The sub-title to the magazine of travel and exploration is "Truth is Stranger Than Fiction." Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs, if a bit age-toned; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Scuffed tips and extremities, but yet solid and attractive. Published by George Newnes in London, this comprises issues from April, 1903 to September, 1903, and includes pieces such as The "Hold-Up" at Fenelon; Avalances; A Tramp in Spain - VI; Hunting the Giant Tortoise; A Desert Tragedy; The Land of the Shrimp-God; How "Buffalo Bill" Won his Name; The Looting of the "Bang Yee"; On the March in the Bahr-El-Ghazal - III; Francisca Machalek, the female burglar; The Wilson Life Insurance Fraud; and "Monkey." Heavy, substantial volume, blue cloth over beveled boards, gilt lettering and gilt decoration to cover and spine. Age-toning to pages, endpapers, but clean, and stuffed with fascinating illustrations, and gilt-stained all-round. 628 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Voyage au Canada, Fait Depuis l'an 1751 usqu'en l'an 1761
2 Voyage au Canada, Fait Depuis l'an 1751 usqu'en l'an 1761
Paris Aubier-Montaigne, 1978 Softcover Very Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy. Age-toned pages, French language text. From the series, Collection: Etranges Etrangers. Preface by Claude Manseron. 189 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Discovery of the New World in the Writings of Peter Martyr of Anghiera (Nuova Raccolta Colombiana, English edition), Anghiera, Pietro Martire d'; Ernesto Lunardi, Elisa Magioncalda, Rosanna Mazzacane, eds.; Felix Azzola, trans. Luciano F. Farina, revisions
3 Anghiera, Pietro Martire d'; Ernesto Lunardi, Elisa Magioncalda, Rosanna Mazzacane, eds.; Felix Azzola, trans. Luciano F. Farina, revisions The Discovery of the New World in the Writings of Peter Martyr of Anghiera (Nuova Raccolta Colombiana, English edition)
Rome Istituto poligrafico e zecca dello stato, Libreria dello stato, 1992 8824002692 / 9788824002691 First Edition Thus Hardcover New Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, brand-new, still in shrink-wrap, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 505 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 21.00 USD
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4 Angier, Bradford The Freighter Travel Manual
Radnor, PA Chilton Book Company, 1974 0801960746 / 9780801960741 Hard Cover Good Good Hard Cover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
The complete guide to tramping on a steamer. "If you've got more time than money, if you'd like to add a little mystery to your life...then this handbook is for you. Famous outdoorsman Angier lets you in on all he's learned about finding the right frieghter and booking passage to wherever in the world you want to go." Missing front endpapers, else a very copy--clean boards and text, tight binding. DJ has a few small tears. We ship promptly at reasonable rates. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 2.00 USD
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Tyrol, Baillie-Grohman, W.A.
5 Baillie-Grohman, W.A. Tyrol
London Adam and Charles Black, 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 E. Harrison Compton 
A lovely copy of a handsomely produced, unique tome, being a painted and narrative introduction to Tyrolia. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. x + 208 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Life and Labour in the Far, Far West: being notes of a tour in the Western States, British Columbia, Manitoba, and the North-west Territory, Barneby, W. Henry
6 Barneby, W. Henry Life and Labour in the Far, Far West: being notes of a tour in the Western States, British Columbia, Manitoba, and the North-west Territory
London Cassell & Company, 1884 First Edition Hardcover Fair Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, still tightly bound, internally clean but age-toned hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Beveled edges to boards, withdrawn from the Waterloo Library and Historical Society. Brown cloth with gilt decorations to spine of Indian Idols from Vancouver Island, top edge gilt. xvi + 432 pp., folding map missing. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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7 Baschet, Eric Africa 1900, A Continent Emerges: A History in Documentary Photographs
Zug, Switzerland Swan Productions, 1989 3894340061 / 9783894340063 Hard Cover Very Good Good Hard Cover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Boards have mild edgewear/rubbing. Binding tight, pages unmarked. Dust jacket has some egdewear and small chips and tears. A wonderful collection of photographs documenting the period of discovery and exploration in the heart of the continent and of the European colonies' expansion and conflict in the South. Oversized. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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Champlain: the life of fortitude, Bishop, Morris
8 Bishop, Morris Champlain: the life of fortitude
New York Alfred A. Knopf, 1948 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing moderate wear, not price-clipped, tape-repaired of interior. Stated First Edition. Green cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine, rubbed a bit. Pages clean, crisp, unmarked. Lots of lovely black-and-white photos. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. vii + 364 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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Peter Testman's Account of His Experiences in North America, Blegen, Theodore C.
9 Blegen, Theodore C. Peter Testman's Account of His Experiences in North America
Northfield, Minnesota The Norwegian-American Historical Association, 1927 First Edition Softcover Good Softcover 12mo 7" - 7 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Crimped fore-edge of the printed wrappers, crimped upper tips, else a clean, tightly bound, unmarked copy, translated and compiled by Theodore C. Blegen. Facsimile reproduction of the original Norwegian text, combined with the English translation. 60 pp., and including a historical introduction. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 11.00 USD
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10 Bolton, Herbert E. Coronado: knight of Pueblos and plains
Albuquerque, New Mexico Whittlesey House & The University of New Mexico Press, 1949 Good Fair 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Slight scuffing to covers. Bumping to spine head and foot. Gilt lettering on spine, forward cock to spine. Map of Southwestern United States and Mexico on paste-downs. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. xii + 491 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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11 Boulter, B.C. Pilgrim Shrines of England
New York Dodd, Mead and Company, Hard Cover Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 
No date. London edition published 1928; this appears to be from about the same time. Ex-library copy in a sturday library binding. Clean boards with little wear, tight binding, unmarked text. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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12 Bowen, Marjorie Holland: Being a General Survey of the Netherlands Commonly Called Holland
New York Doubleday, Doran, and Co., 1929 Hard Cover Good+ No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Blue cloth boards are bumped at the corners and spine ends; there is some fraying of the cloth at the spine ends and the spine is sunned. The binding is tight and the text is free of markings of any kind. Fold-out map of Holland in excellent condition. Illustrated, with color frontispiece. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 4.00 USD
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A Voyage in the Sunbeam (Seafarers), Brassey, Annie
13 Brassey, Annie A Voyage in the Sunbeam (Seafarers)
New York Hippocrene Books, 1984 0712603360 / 9780712603362 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight spine and binding, and bright and clean pages. 1984 Reprint edition of the classic nautical travelogue. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. xx + 492 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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14 Brown, Robert L. Jeep Trails to Colorado Ghost Towns
Caldwell, ID Caxton Printers Ltd., 1976 Hard Cover Fine Good+ Hard Cover 12mo 7" - 7 
A tight, unmarked copy with minimal wear, in a clean dust jacket with some small tears and one large chip missing from the front panel. 245 pp., extensively illustrated with black and white photos. Indexed. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 2.50 USD
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Under the Southern Cross in South America, Buckman, Williamson
15 Buckman, Williamson Under the Southern Cross in South America
New York Book Publishers Press, 1914 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Nice-looking First Edition. Lots of black-and-white photographs, lovely embossed covers, blue cloth with green palm tree and gilt lettering to cover and to spine. Bumping to spine head and foot. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered. xvii + 482 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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16 Burbidge, F. W. The Gardens of the Sun: A Naturalist's Journal of Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago
New York Oxford University Press, 1991 0195889932 / 9780195889932 Soft Cover Near Fine Soft Cover Small 8vo 7 
A clean, tight trade paperback with minimal cover wear. Text unmarked. There is a small stain on the top edge. Introduction by Francis S.P. Ng. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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Die Grosse Insel: Sudpazifische Lebensgeschichten--autobiographische Berichte aus dem sudostlichen Salomon-Archipel seit 1914, Byer, Doris
17 Byer, Doris Die Grosse Insel: Sudpazifische Lebensgeschichten--autobiographische Berichte aus dem sudostlichen Salomon-Archipel seit 1914
Wien, Koln, Weimer, Germany Bohlau, 1996 3205984412 / 9783205984412 Softcover Very Good Softcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor wear of covers and text-block, slight scuffing to spine top at rear, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy, in German language. Illustrated softpaper covers, French-fold. 520 pp., including maps, notes, bibliography, index, black-and-white photographs. Heavy, substantial volume. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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Skyward: Man's mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer. His life, his thrilling adventures, his North Pole and trans-Atlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by air, Byrd, Richard Evelyn
18 Byrd, Richard Evelyn Skyward: Man's mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer. His life, his thrilling adventures, his North Pole and trans-Atlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by air
New York G.P.Putnam's Sons, 1928 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
First printing with photogravure portrait of the author as frontis. Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs. Top-stained in blue. Fairly lengthy gift inscription neatly rendered on initial blank. Slight bumping to spine head and foot. Dealer stamp, neatly affixed to rear paste-down. Dust jacket with chipping to top edge, small tears and rubbing, considerable wear thereto. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. xv + 359 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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The Seven Wonders of Southern Africa, Chilvers, Hedley A.
19 Chilvers, Hedley A. The Seven Wonders of Southern Africa
Johannesburg Government Printer, Pretoria, 1929 Hardcover Good No Jacket Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A good reading copy. Red cloth hardcover, shelfworn and lightly soiled, with sunning and faint spotting to the spine; minor toning to the text block and endpapers; split to rear gutter, though mull is still intact. Binding still secure, text clean and unmarked. Stored individually in a protective clear plastic bag. Includes 18 colored plates by Chas. E. Peers. Published by Authority of the Administration of the South African Railways and Harbours. 386 pp + Index. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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Voyageurs, Robes Noires, et Coureurs de Bois, Clark, Charles Upson
20 Clark, Charles Upson Voyageurs, Robes Noires, et Coureurs de Bois
New York Institute of French Studies, Columbia University, 1934 First Edition Softcover Very Good Softcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, still tightly bound softcover copy, minor to moderate wear of covers and text-block, but with neither underlining nor highlighting. Perfectly readable, usable copy, with blue paper wrappers with black lettering. First Edition. French language text. Unexploded pages. Introduction and paragraph headings in English. Text is unmarked and clean, binding is sound. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. 389 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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