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The Nile Boat; Or, Glimpses of the Land of Egypt

By: Bartlett, W. H

Price: $135.00

Publisher: London, Arhtur Hall, Virtue and Co: 1849

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 38702

Condition: Good+


Engravings and woodcuts; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 218 pages; 1st edition. Bound in period half-leather and grained brown cloth boards. Illustrated with 35 tissue guarded engraved plates, including the extra-illustrated title page and folding plate of Ports of Alexandria, along with 16 in-text woodcuts. Front board neatly detached at joint; otherwise quite neat. Light shelf rub to leather at corners, spine ends and over raised bands of spine. Period ownership dated 1850 in manuscript top front corner of title page; 20th c ownership in ballpoint to ffep. Occasional superficial toning or... View more info

The History of the United States of North America; [In 3 Volumes] From the Discovery of the Western World to the Present Day

By: Bartlett, W. H. & B. B. Woodward

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York & London, George Virtue & Co: 1856

Seller ID: 35765

Condition: Very Good-


Steel Plate engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 3 volumes, complete. Soundly bound in matching publisher's deluxe trade binding of full red pebbled calfleather with highly decorative borders and vignettes tooled in gilt to boards and decorative title desing sna flourishes gilt tooled to spines. [7], 698; 720; 726 pp. Some light to moderate scuffing and rubbing to leather at board edges; Vol I has a small piece of leather chipped from the crown and Vol III has shallow loss from leather at the tail of the spine. Tissue guarded steel engraved plates throughout, over 80 in total and including... View more info

The Cross in the Land of the Trident

By: Beach, Harlan Page

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Fleming H. Revell: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 23824

Condition: Good+


B/W tables; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 108 pages; Apparent and presumed 1st edition. Snug solid copy in original decoratively lettered cloth covers. Corners and spine ends lightly worn; spine cloth gently toned. A slight damp ripple along the top edge of the book's pages and a dim tide line across the surface of the rear board. Mild underscoring and pencil marks on about four pages. Prior owner name and address written neatly in pencil to front endpaper. Illustrated with B/W tables. G+ to VG- View more info

Mr. Dunn Browne's Experiences in Foreign Parts, Enlarged from the Springfield Republican

By: Browne, Dunn (Pseud). ; [Fiske, Samuel Wheelock]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, John P. Jewett and Company: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17690

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 300 pages; HC in publisher's brown cloth over boards with title lettering in gilt to spine and ruling in blind to boards. A sound, decent copy. Boards rubbed at edges with cloth chipped from spines above the level of the page block; board showing through cloth at corners. Cloth weak in the hinge gutters with a partial split starting top front hinge. Scattered light to moderate soiling and toning. Chip from the lower corner of page 47/48 has result of loss of first letter or two from several lines of text. G+ View more info

Arctic Visions; Pictures from a Vanished World

By: Bruemmer, Fred

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Key Porter Books: 2009

Seller ID: 33091

ISBN: 1554700922

Condition: New in New dust jacket


4to 11" - 13" tall; 280 pages; New copy still in publisher's shrinkwrap. Two tears to the sealed shrinkwrp over the lower board. Oversize HC/DJ. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Memoirs Of Travel

By: Bryce, Viscount James

Price: $16.50

Publisher: London, UK, MacMillan Company: 1923

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27912

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages; Soundly bound in original blue cloth with titles in slightly dulled gilt to spine. Cloth lightly crimped at spine ends with a tiny closed tear to cloth at crown. Superficial soiling to cloth boards. Of note are the authors 1872 observations while rambling in Iceland and his mountaineering expeditions in the mountains of Poland and Hungary. VG- View more info

Lonely Challenge

By: Buhl, Hermann

Price: $37.95

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton: 1956

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 12861

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Photographs and maps; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 318 pages; 1956 E.P. Dutton HC/DJ 1st American edition. Sound solid copy in original pictorial dust jacket. 1st edition stated. Trace flecking to the lower edge of the boards from mild silverfish predation. Dust jacket crimped and a little rubbed at spine ends with a few tiny closed tears. $5.00 publisher issue price intact on unclipped front flap. Mild toning to endpages. VG/VG ... A classic of mountaineering literature. View more info

Annuaire Presente Au Roi, Par Le Bureau Des Longitudes Pour L'An 1819. [With] "Histoire de l'Expedition qui avait ete´ Chargee en 1816 D'Explorer le fleuve Zaire ..." Histoire De L'Expedition Qui Avait Ete´ Chargee En 1816 D'Explorer Le Fleuve Zaire ..."

By: Bureau Des Longitudes.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Paris, Mme Ve Courcier: 1818

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 36968

Condition: Very Good-


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 197 pages; 1818 Mme Ve Courcier, Paris. Soundly bound 12mo in period polished, speckled calf with decorative ruling tooled in gilt to board edges amd extra gilt spine. Leather title label to spine. Leather lightly nicked and pulled at spine ends. Marbled paper endpages with some offset toning from leather turn ins. Prior ownership blind stamp of the Am Antiquarian Society of Worcester, MA. Few mild spots of toning to first few leaves. Includes articles, "Histoire de l'Expedition qui avait ete´ chargee en 1816 d'explorer le fleuve Zaire ..." and Nouveaux d... View more info

Oceans in World History

By: Buschmann, Rainer

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Boston, McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages: 2007

Seller ID: 20585

ISBN: 0073019038

Condition: Fine


B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 138 pages; Paperback in glossy title lettered covers. Bright, tight and fresh. No marks. Illustrated with reproductions of maps, paintings and drawings. Fine. View more info

History of Brule's Discoveries and Explorations, 1610-1626

By: Butterfield, Wilshire

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, PA, Wennawoods Publishing: 2003

Edition: Limited edtion

Seller ID: 39264

ISBN: 1889037346

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 216 pages; HC tightly bound in publisher's faux red leather with pictorial title designs to spine and cover brightly in gilt. In an edition limited to 1000 copies; this copy numbered 252 on the limitation leaf. Tight, bright and fresh; feels and appears unread and about as new. A facsimile of the 1898 edition. NF View more info

The Gobi Desert

By: Cable, Mildred & Frances French

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co: 1945

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 37327

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pages; Soundly bound in original rust colored cloth. Prior owner name and address penned to front endpage and subsequent owner's small letterpress bookplate to front pastedown. Trimmed flaps and rear panel from dust jacket are laid in at rear. Mild fray and crimping to cloth at spine ends. Illustrated with b&w photos on glossy stock. Lacking dustwrapper. VG- View more info

A Memoir of Daniel Wadsworth Coit of Norwich, Connecticut; 1787-1876

By: Coit, Daniel Wadsworth and Daniel and William Gilman

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Norwich, CT, Privately Printed: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18958

Condition: Near Fine


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 178 pages; Privately printed for the authors at Norwich, CT. HC in green cloth with titles brightly in gilt to front cover and spine. Inscribed by William Gilman on a blue card tipped onto the title page. Bright, snug and neat. Just mild foxing to endpages, and frontis tissue guard. Cloth a little crimped at spine ends. Describes Coit's travels on merchant ships buying and selling cargoes of imported goods, and of supplying arms for the War of Independence in Peru. Includes accounts of a voyage around Cape Horn. Privately printed by his descendants, the Gimans. Han... View more info

The Olden Time; [Two Volumes], A Monthly Publication Devoted to the Preservation of Documents and Other Authentic Information

By: Craig, Neville B.

Price: $120.00

Publisher: Lewisburg, PA, Wennawoods: 2002

Edition: Limited edtion

Seller ID: 39267

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; Two volume HC set, complete. Issued in a limited edition of 1000 copies, both volumes numbered 82 on the limitation leaf. Tightly bound in original forest green faux leather boards with pictorial title designs to spines and covers brightly in gilt. Bright, tight and fresh; feels and appears unread. NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Quicksilver Doctor; The Life and Times of Thomas Dover, Physician

By: Dewhurst, Kenneth

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Bristol, John Wright & Sons Ltd.: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20525

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 192 pages; Square, sound and clean in original title lettered dust jacket. Brief, sporadic penciled marginalia. B&W photograph mounted to inside front cover. Board edges slightly bumped. Jacket moderately worn to edges. Illustrated with B&W photographs. VG+/VG-. View more info

Travels in Arabia Deserta. New Definitive Edition [2 Volumes in 1]

By: Doughty, Charles & T. E. Lawrence (Intro. )

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1947

Seller ID: 37316

Condition: Very Good-


Maps and figures, some folding; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 1370 pages; Circa 1940's Random House (no date given) Stout HC. Single volume edition with separate pagination for the 2 parts. 674; 696 pp. Soundly bound in original heavy grey cloth with titles in blue and gold to spine. Binding just a little shaken in the spine. Prior owner's attractive letterpress bookplate to the front pastedown. A 3 word notation to the rear endpage. All illustrations and maps, some folding, presnt and neat - including the folding map in poacket at rear. VG- ... Oversize book may require additional charges... View more info

The Canary Islands; Containing 16 Full-Page Illustrations in Colour

By: Du Cane, Florence & Ella Du Cane (Illust. )

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, A. & C. Black, Ltd.: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25294

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Color plates and map, folding; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 171 pages; Snug and sound in original pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated with 16 color plates on glossy stock from paintings by Ella Du Cane. Light shelf wear to jacket corners and edges with tiny chips at edges and shallow 1/4" chips missing from the spine panel ends. Jacket spine panel mildly toned. Light shelf wear to cloth at corners and spine ends. Slight split developing mid-text adjacent to illustration. Minor offset toning to front and rear endpages. Fold-out map at rear appears unviewed. VG+/VG View more info

The Discovery of America, with Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest, In Two Volumes

By: Fiske, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1900

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 20716

Condition: Very Good+


Maps, some folding and b/w figures; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Two volume set, complete. Bound in original blue cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to spines. Appears unread with some pages unopened. Top edges brightly gilt. Snugly bound and very neat with just a touch of mild shelf evidence to extremities. Illustrated with maps, some folding. Handsome example. VG++ to NF ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Nella Dancalia Etiopica Spedizione Italiana, 1928-1929; "Publicazione Posta Sotto Gli Auspici Della Reale Societa Geografica Italiana."

By: Franchetti, Raimondo

Price: $79.50

Publisher: Milano, A. Mondadori: 1935

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 18693

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 424 pages; Paperback in original pictorial dust jacket. Bound in plain card stock covers. Grpahic pictorial dust jacket in red, black, white and gray. Illustrated with photographs. Prior owner's small name stamp to title page, along with a circular blind stamp which appears to be of government or publisher origin. Mild reader crease to spine. Dust jacket chipped and rubbed at edges with light soiling to the whites of the design. Sound clean copy in a decent dust jacket. VG/G+ View more info

A Desert Journal; Letters from Central Asia

By: French, Evangeline & Mildred Cable & Francesca French

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co.: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37323

Condition: Good


B&W Photographs; folding map; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 261 pages; HC in publisher's blue cloth with title lettering in white to cover and spine. By appearances and ex-library copy with ctalog info at spine painted over and with a short length of clear mylar tape placed over both. Remanant of a card pocket at rear. Cloth rubbed and pulled at spine ends with short closed tears; corners bumped with light rub through. Prior owner name and 1935 date penned to front endpage. Later owner's small bookplate mounted to the front endpage. Partial tear to the front endpage joint. Handsomely illustrat... View more info

Arauco Domado: Obra Impresa En Lima, Por Antonio Ricardo De Turin En 1596, Y Ahora Editada En Facsimil. (Coleccion De Incunables Americanos, Siglo XVI, Vol. XI [11]. )

By: Garcia De Palacio, Diego

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Madrid, Ediciones Cultura Hispanica: 1944

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 32921

Condition: Good+


4to 11" - 13" tall; 335 pages; Oversize paperback, with original title lettered wraps. Limited edition facsimile printing of the original 1587 impression.. Ex-library copy with call label to base of spine and mild ownership attachments to endpages. Contents bright and clean. Aside from ex-library status - a well preserved copy. G+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info