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Two Wheels to Adventure:  Alaska to Argentina by Motorcycle 1st Edition
Two Wheels to Adventure: Alaska to Argentina by Motorcycle 1st Edition
by Danny Liska
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Niobrara, NE: Bigfoot Publishing Co., (1989). Octavo, 15.5 x 22 cm. 753pp. First edition stated. Publisher's glazed paper over boards. Illustrated throughout in black & white. In the pictorial dustjacket. Dustjacket rubbed and lightly edgeworn, with many... (read more)

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The New Far West and the Old Far East: Being Notes of a Tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, Etc.
The New Far West and the Old Far East: Being Notes of a Tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, Etc.
by W. Henry Barneby
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London: Edward Stanford, 1889 8vo., 316, (4)pp. Complete with frontis & 7 plates, 3 colored folding maps. Publisher's decorated boards, matte endpapers. Binding lightly rubbed & bumped. Hinges tender; endpapers split. Text is age-toned & foxed. Folding... (read more)

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New Survey of the West-Indies: Being a Journal of Three Thousand and Three Hundred Miles Within the Main Land of America
New Survey of the West-Indies: Being a Journal of Three Thousand and Three Hundred Miles Within the Main Land of America
by Thomas Gage
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4th edition London 1699 folding map rebound in speckled calf Thomas Gage was sent to Spain in 1612 to study under the Jesuits, who hoped he would join the order. Later, as a Dominican, he was smuggled onto a ship headed for the Phillipines in an... (read more)

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The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era: As Illustrated in the Career of Sir Rutherford Alcock, K.C.B., D.C.L. Many Years Consul and Minister in China and Japan, 2 Volumes 1st Edition
The Englishman in China During the Victorian Era: As Illustrated in the Career of Sir Rutherford Alcock, K.C.B., D.C.L. Many Years Consul and Minister in China and Japan, 2 Volumes 1st Edition
by Alexander Michie
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Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons 1900. 2 volumes. Octavo 23x15cm. xiii 442pp; vii 510pp. First edition. Original red cloth stamped in gilt; rebacked in modern brown morocco. Spines each with five raised bands and a burgundy morocco label and stamped... (read more)

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Journal of the Voyages and Travels of Corps of Discovery Under the Command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States
Journal of the Voyages and Travels of Corps of Discovery Under the Command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke of the Army of the United States
by Patrick Gass
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Patrick Gass (1771-1870) was one of the best known members of the Corps of Discovery (1804-06). He was the first to publish an account of the expedition for a public hungry for information. His account went into several editions and was published in... (read more)

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Disertacion sobre la Historia de la Nautica, y de las Ciencias Matematicas Que Han Contribuido a Sus Progresos entre los Espanoles
Disertacion sobre la Historia de la Nautica, y de las Ciencias Matematicas Que Han Contribuido a Sus Progresos entre los Espanoles
by Martin Fernandez de Navarrete
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Madrid: Imprenta de la Viuda de Calero, 1846 First edition. 8vo., 421pp. Modern quarter vellum. Vellum lightly soiled. Dampstaining to half title & title pages, toning & foxing to text. Bookseller's tickets to front & rear paste downs. Hole in paper of... (read more)

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Totall Discourse of the rare Adventures and painefull Peregrinations of long nineteene Yeares Travailes from Scotland to the most famous Kingdomes in Europe Asia and Affrica
Totall Discourse of the rare Adventures and painefull Peregrinations of long nineteene Yeares Travailes from Scotland to the most famous Kingdomes in Europe Asia and Affrica
by William Lithgow
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William Lithgow (1582-1645?) began his "painfull Peregrinations," when in his hometown of Lanark; four brothers caught him with their sister and cut off his ears, wherein he soon left for Paris. Among his many adventures he accounts avoiding pirates... (read more)

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Des Englischen Kapitans Kook Beruhmte Drei Reisen Um Die Welt Fur Die Liebe Jugend Funfte Auflage
Des Englischen Kapitans Kook Beruhmte Drei Reisen Um Die Welt Fur Die Liebe Jugend Funfte Auflage
by Wilhelm Redenbacher
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Stuttgart: Otto Risch, [1895] Fifth edition. Contemporary half cloth, marbled paper over boards. With frontis & 5 plates. Text in German, printed in Fraktur. Spine faded. Library stamp to front free endpaper, title page. Ink notation to title page. Hinge... (read more)

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History of the Indian Archipelago, Containing an Account of the Manners, Arts, Languages, Religions, Institutions & Commerce of its Inhabitants, 3 Volumes, 1st Edition
History of the Indian Archipelago, Containing an Account of the Manners, Arts, Languages, Religions, Institutions & Commerce of its Inhabitants, 3 Volumes, 1st Edition
by John Crawfurd
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Edinburgh: Archibald Constable & Co., 1820. 3 volumes. 8vo., complete with 34 plates, one of which is in color, & folding map colored in outline. Rebacked in calf, retaining contemporary calf boards ruled in gilt. Marbled endpapers with all edges marbled... (read more)

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Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen, Who Lost Their Ship While in a Boat at Sea, and Surrendered Themselves up to the Malays, in the Island of Celebes . . . 1st Edition
Narrative of Captain David Woodard and Four Seamen, Who Lost Their Ship While in a Boat at Sea, and Surrendered Themselves up to the Malays, in the Island of Celebes . . . 1st Edition
by David N. Woodard and William Vaughn and Richard Phillips
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London: Printed for J. Johnson by S. Hamilton, 1804. First edition. 8vo. 252pp. Complete with frontis, 2 plates & 2 folding maps. Contemporary full red straight grain morocco, all edges gilt. Holy Island Library & Reading Room label affixed to front... (read more)

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Commentarios Do Grande Afonso Dalboquerque Capitao Geral Que Foi Das Indias Orientaes Em Tempo Do Muito Poderoso Rey D. Manuel O Premeiro Deste Nome. 4 Volumes, 3rd edition.
Commentarios Do Grande Afonso Dalboquerque Capitao Geral Que Foi Das Indias Orientaes Em Tempo Do Muito Poderoso Rey D. Manuel O Premeiro Deste Nome. 4 Volumes, 3rd edition.
by Afonso de Albuquerque
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Afonso de Albuquerque (1453–1515) was the second viceroy of India. He conquered Goa, Malacca, Ormuz, and what is now Sri Lanka, establishing the Portuguese Empire in the east. Commentarios, a record of his travels and adventures, was compiled... (read more)

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Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, Principalement au Japon, Pendant les Annees 1770-1779, 1st Edition
Voyage en Afrique et en Asie, Principalement au Japon, Pendant les Annees 1770-1779, 1st Edition
by Charles-Pierre Thunberg
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Paris: Chez Fuchs, 1794. 8vo. 130x200mm. xii + 532pp. First edition. Text in French. Bound in contemporary half calf with marbled paper-covered boards. Boards repapered. Wear to joints. Mottled calf spine rubbed and worn at extremities.. Corners bumped... (read more)

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The Danube Flows Through Fascism
The Danube Flows Through Fascism
by William Van Til
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1938. Octavo, 15.5 x 22.5 cm, 301pp. First edition, with Scribner's A and seal on the copyright page. Bound in orange cloth stamped in black. Binding worn and lightly soiled; spine cocked and discolored; cloth fraying... (read more)

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Description Abregee du Pays de Kamtschatka
Description Abregee du Pays de Kamtschatka
by Stepan Krasheninnikov
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Erlang[en]: Wolfgang Walther, 1768 Small 8vo., rebound. 86pp. With title page & supplement page, both dated 1768. Text in French. Modern quarter cloth, paper over boards. Light soiling to prelims, a stamp in blue ink to front free endpaper. Text lightly... (read more)

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Villiers: His Five Decades of Adventure
Villiers: His Five Decades of Adventure
by Frederic Villiers
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New York: Harper & Brothers, (1920). 8vo, 20 x 13.5 cm. 316 & 338 pp. Two volumes. Brown quarter cloth over brown paper-covered boards; front boards stamped in brown; spines stamped in green. Illustrated with 8 black & white plates, including a portrait... (read more)

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Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55, 2 Volumes
Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55, 2 Volumes
by Elisha Kent Kane
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Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856 First edition. Two volumes. Complete with 20 plates & 4 maps, two of which are folding. Numerous illustrations to text. 8vo., 464; 467pp. Original full cloth bindings stamped in blind & gilt. Ex-library copies with... (read more)

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Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions, Performed Between the 4th of April and the 18th of November, 1818, in His Majesty's Ship Alexander, Wm. Edw. Parry, Esq. Lieut. and Commander
Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions, Performed Between the 4th of April and the 18th of November, 1818, in His Majesty's Ship Alexander, Wm. Edw. Parry, Esq. Lieut. and Commander
by Alexander Fisher
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London: Richard Phillips, [no date] Circa 1819. viii, 104pp. Modern full paper over boards, paper label to spine. Complete with folding map & 3 plates. Binding lightly worn, spine faded. Erasure marks to front paste down. Offset & dampstaining to folding... (read more)

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A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America, 2 Volumes
A New Discovery of a Vast Country in America, 2 Volumes
by Louis Hennepin and Reuben Gold Thwaites
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Chicago: A. C. McClurg and Co., 1903. Octavo, 15 x 20.5 cm. lxiv 709pp. Two volumes. Publisher's full cloth-covered boards; spine stamped in gilt. Top edges gilt. Illustrated with eight plates, each protected by a tissue guard, and two folding maps... (read more)

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Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, 1st Edition
Sketches of Japanese Manners and Customs, 1st Edition
by J.M.W. Silver
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London: Day and Son Limited, 1867. Quarto 22 x 29.5 cm. viii, 51pp. First edition. Original pictorial burgundy cloth over beveled boards stamped in gilt and blind; rebacked in matching cloth, retaining most of the original backstrip, but with later... (read more)

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Description de l'Arabie, d'Apres les Observations et Recherches Faites dans le Pays Meme, 2 Volumes
Description de l'Arabie, d'Apres les Observations et Recherches Faites dans le Pays Meme, 2 Volumes
by Carsten Niebuhr
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Paris: Chez Brunet 1779. 2 volumes. 4to.; 3 252; 2 315 5pp. Contemporary quarter leather paste-boards. Top edges trimmed. With 26 plates & maps, some folding. Repairs to extremities of paste-boards, some age-tone to paper, occasional marginal staining... (read more)

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