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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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Stories of Voyages; Being Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Voyages from Columbus to Parry, with Accounts of Remarkable Shipwrecks and Naval Adventures
Stories of Voyages; Being Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Voyages from Columbus to Parry, with Accounts of Remarkable Shipwrecks and Naval Adventures
by Claflin & Co. Ells
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Dayton: Ells, Claflin & Co., 1848. 18mo, 15.5 x 9.5 cm. 288 pp. Half-leather over marbled paper-covered boards; spine stamped in gilt; edges red; patterned endpapers. Illustrated with engravings in black & white. Boards rubbed and edgeworn. Title page... (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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New,  Authentic & Complete Collection of Voyages around the World containing...Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third & Last Voyages
New, Authentic & Complete Collection of Voyages around the World containing...Complete Historical Account of Captain Cook's First, Second, Third & Last Voyages
by George William Anderson
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London: Alex Hogg, (1784-86)... (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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Sailing Alone Around the World
Sailing Alone Around the World
by Joshua Slocum
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New York: The Century Co., 1900. Octavo, 14.5 x 21.5 cm, 294pp. 1st edition. Blue cloth over boards stamped in green and silver; top edge gilt. Inscribed and signed by Joshua Slocum on the front free endpaper, with additional signed correspondence... (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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Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, 2 Volumes
Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah, 2 Volumes
by Richard F. Burton
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London: Tylston & Edwards, 1893. The Memorial Edition, edited by Isabel Burton. 8vo., publisher's decorated black cloth. [xxx], 436; [xiv], 479pp. Complete with all maps, plans & plates as called for. Bindings rubbed & bumped, with "bubble" effect to... (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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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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Constantinople Ancient and Modern, with Excursions to the Shores and Islands of the Archipelago and to the Troad, 1st Edition
Constantinople Ancient and Modern, with Excursions to the Shores and Islands of the Archipelago and to the Troad, 1st Edition
by James Dallaway
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London: T. Bensley for T. Cadell Junr. & W. Davies 1797. Quarto 23 x 28 cm. xi i 415 6 11pp. First edition. Contemporary blue paper over boards skillfully rebacked with a modern tan paper-covered spine and printed paper spine label and retaining the old... (read more)

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Narrative of a Mission to Bohkara, in the Years 1843 - 1845, to Ascertain the Fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly; 2 Volumes, 2nd Edition, Revised
Narrative of a Mission to Bohkara, in the Years 1843 - 1845, to Ascertain the Fate of Colonel Stoddart and Captain Conolly; 2 Volumes, 2nd Edition, Revised
by Joseph Wolff
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London: Published for the author by John W Parker, 1845. 2nd edition revised. 8vo. xix 356; xvi 347 11 4pp. Original blindstamped green cloth, nicely rebacked with original spines laid down, retaining endpapers. Complete with all plates as called for... (read more)

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The Norwegian North Polar Expedition1893-1896: Scientific Results, 6 Volumes
The Norwegian North Polar Expedition1893-1896: Scientific Results, 6 Volumes
by Fridtjof Nansen
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New York: Greenwood Press, (1969). 6 volumes, octavo, 18 x 26 cm. Reprint. All volumes bound in brown cloth, spines stamped in gilt. All volumes contain black-and-white illustrations; volumes II, III, and IV include numerous folding maps and charts... (read more)

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