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Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century, Adams, W. H. Davenport
1 Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century
Adams, W. H. Davenport
London W. Swan Sonnenschein & Co. 1883 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Blue cloth boards with paper title label on spine. Very light soiling, chipping to edges of title label on spine but all clearly legible; light surface wear to corners and spine edges, but no fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are unmarked, but there is consistent light foxing to pages. Clean yellow endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautiful black and white chapter heading decorations, full page illustrations. 459 pages. Women travellers include Couness Dora D'Isria, Maemoiselle Alexina Tinne, Madame Ida Pfeffer, Lady Morgan, Mrs. Trollope, Miss Isabella Bird, Lady Florence Dixie, many more. 025984

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Inspiring Lives of Sixty Famous Men, Ahlers, Lena C.
2 Inspiring Lives of Sixty Famous Men
Ahlers, Lena C.
Chicago Albert Whitman & Company 1928 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Benny Larsen, Illustrator 
First Edition in scarce dust jacket. Clean green cloth boards with very clean unworn color paste-on illustration on cover. No fraying, fading or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Illustrated by Benny Larsen. 288 pages. Clean color illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped (1.50 on front inside flap), has chips and closed edge tears, surface scrape at top edge from sticker removal (size of a nickel). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Brief, pointed biographical sketches, charmingly written, of the lives of sixty famous men worth knowing--including explorers, inventors, musicians, statesmen, authors, artists and patriots. Illustrated with pen and ink portraits of the various characters of the sketches. 026841

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My Life As An Explorer, Amundsen, Roald
3 My Life As An Explorer
Amundsen, Roald
Garden City, New York Doubleday Page 1927 First Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners, no fraying, no fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright (page 25 has marker line in lower margin), tasteful previous owner bookplate on rear pastedown, flaps from dust jacket neatly glued to front fixed endpaper with biographical information on Amundsen. Illustrated with photo, maps, drawings. 282 pages with index. 025382

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The Story of Man in Yellowstone, Beal, Merrill D.
4 The Story of Man in Yellowstone
Beal, Merrill D.
Yellowstone Park, Wyoming Yellowstone Library and Museum Association 1960 Revised Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Revised Edition, SIGNED by author, in illustrated dustjacket. Clean blue cloth boards with silver lettering and decoration on cover, silver lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers illustrated with maps. Signed by author on the title page. 320 pp. with index. Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. Dustjacket is clean (hint of very faint soiling to rear panel), 1/4" chipping at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A detailed and thorough history of the early explorers and later interesting development of Yellowstone Park. 020245

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The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton, Brodie, Fawn M.
5 The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton
Brodie, Fawn M.
New York W. W. Norton 1967 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, no cracking. Clean map-illustrated endpapers (slight browning at lower gutter of front free endpaper); no names, writing or bookplates. 390 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Major biography of one of the interesting adventure heros of any era - soldier, explorer, enthnologist, archaeologist, poet, translator and one of the two or three great linguists of his time. 027726

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World of the Desert, Brown, Slater
6 World of the Desert
Brown, Slater
Indianapolis / New York Bobbs Merrill 1963 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated "First Printing" on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean brown marbled boards with yellow-orange lettering on cover and spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 224 pgs. with index. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with hint of corner wear, slightest bit of light rubbing to rear panel. Photo of author and owl on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A general history ofthe greater deserts, how they were created geologically, deserts created by man's actions; the flora and fauna of deserts. Author also describes such remarkable desert explorers as Burton, Doughty, and Hedin, and why they found deserts fascinating. Companion volume to "World of the Wind." 018747

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A Taste of Upstate New York: The People and the Stories Behind 40 Food Favorites (New York State Series), D'imperio, Chuck
7 A Taste of Upstate New York: The People and the Stories Behind 40 Food Favorites (New York State Series)
D'imperio, Chuck
Syracuse, NY Syracuse University Press 2015 0815610491 / 9780815610496 First Paperback Fine 
Very clean trade paperback published by Syracuse University Press. No chipping, fading or creasing. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with color photographs. 246 pages with index. Wonderful book for foodies and explorers who want to seek out and eat in the legendary kitchens, bars and food stands of Upstate New York, from whence originated some famous foods like potato chips, Buffalo wings, thousand island dressing, spiedies and more. 027475

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Heroes of the Wild, Fraser, Chelsea Curtis
8 Heroes of the Wild
Fraser, Chelsea Curtis
New York Thomas Y. Crowell 1923 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
First Edition, decorated American trade binding (signed binding - DD - Decorative Designers monogram). Green cloth boards with green and yellow decoration on cover and spine. Very light surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Occasional foxing to some pages. Previous owner inscription on front free endpaper. Illustrated with photographs. 372 pages. The lives and history of adventurers, including lumberjacks, cowboys, surveyors, explorers, big-game hunters, trappers, wildlife photographers. 023882

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Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca, Glazier, Captain Willard
9 Headwaters of the Mississippi - Comprising Biographical Sketches of Early and Recent Explorers of the Great River, and a Full Account of the Discovery and Location of its True Source in a Lake Beyond Itasca
Glazier, Captain Willard
Chicago / New York Rand McNally & Company 1893 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Copyright date 1892; date on title page 1893. Decorated dark blue-green cloth boards with gold and silver illustration on cover (map of Lake Glazier and Lake Itasca), gold shield title box and Indian paddling canoe on spine, black lakes map illustration on rear board. Beveled board edges. Slight wear to corners and spine edges. Light soiling (a few very tiny spots). Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean with clean floral endpapers; neatly ink-stamped previous owner name on blank front fly leaf. Frontis portrait of Willard Glazier with tissue guard. 527 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white plates, map. Beautiful solid book. 024484

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Stanley: An Adventurer Explored, Hall, Richard
10 Stanley: An Adventurer Explored
Hall, Richard
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1975 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean charcoal gray cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 400 pgs. with index. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, has one very small corner chip at top rear corner, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A magnificent biography revealing Stanley in all his complexity and greatness. Large 8vo. Biography. 013790

Price: 14.00 USD
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11 Conquistadors in North American History
Horgan, Paul
New York Farrar, Straus & Co. 1963 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, but a slim line of fading to top board edges and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean and bright. Clean maps on endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 303 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with hint of wear at top of spine and corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 010864

Price: 15.00 USD
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Pioneer Spaniards in North America, Johnson, William Henry
12 Pioneer Spaniards in North America
Johnson, William Henry
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1903 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (published October, 1903) decorated American trade binding. Signed binding (monogram DD - Decorative Designers). Green cloth boards with red, gold and black decoration, red lettering on cover; stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fraying or wear-through. Light soiling - mostly to spine, light surface wear at top of rear board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small simple previous owner bookplate top corner of front pastedown - previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Frontispiece illustration with tissue guard (slight foxing to this page only from tissue guard). Well illustrated throughout with maps, drawings, images. 381 pages with index + four pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. 025205

Price: 30.00 USD
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Earth Shine, Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
13 Earth Shine
Lindbergh, Ann Morrow
New York Harcourt, Brace & World 1969 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean blue cloth boards with clean white cloth spine, brown lettering on spine. Slight fading to board edges, very light bump to one corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with six color and eight black & white plates. 73 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket has a few tiny nicks and very slight edge wear, price clip to front inner flap (edge of price showing). Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Anne Lindbergh and her husband were present at Cape Kennedy before and during the astronauts' first flight into the orbit of the moon and shared the astronauts' last meal on earth before the take-off. In this book, she speaks movingly of the meeting between two generations of explorers, turning back to the time when space-rocket research started. But her main contribution goes beyond eloquent and perceptive reporting. With poetic and moral imagination uniquely her own, she grasps the human implications in the scientific achievement. 7-1/4" x 9-1/4". Space Exploration. 015671

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14 With the Admiral of the Ocean Sea: A Narrative of the First Voyage to the Western World
Mac Kie, Charles Paul
Chicago A.C. McClurg 1891 First Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
371 pgs. VG+ Clean dark blue cloth boards with white lettering and illustration of ship on cover. Spine has gold lettering and gold ship. Gilt top edges. Deckled page edges.Binding tight & square, no cracking, no lean. Ink stamp of Chicago book store on front free endpaper. Beautiful page decorations at start of each chapter. Pages are clean. A little wear at corners, and at top and bottom edges of spine. A clean, solid book. 003166

Price: 20.00 USD
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15 The Conquest of the North Atlantic
Marcus, G. J.
New York Oxford University Press 1981 0-19-520252-X / 9780195202526 First Cloth Near Fine Very Good++ Jacket 
Very clean dark blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Binding tight & crisp, pages are clean. No names, writing or bookplates inside. Illustrated with photographs. Clean bright dustjacket has not been price clipped, has tiny chip at lower rear corner, 1/4" closed edge tear at top rear edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. History. WARD01592

Price: 15.00 USD
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Flying The Midnight Sun - The Exploration of Antarctica by Air, Muenchen, Al
16 Flying The Midnight Sun - The Exploration of Antarctica by Air
Muenchen, Al
New York David McKay 1972 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean midnight blue cloth boards with small gold decoration on cover, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean gold endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 164 pages with index. Beautifully illustrated with drawings by the author. 164 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, has slanted crease on front panel. Rear panel is photo of author standing near Scott's hut on Ross Island, with the should of Mt. Erebus rising in the background. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The story of Antarctica and its exploration by air, and the fliers and explorers who have risked their lives in its skies. 026621

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The Boy Scout Explorers at Treasure Mountain, Palmer, Don
17 The Boy Scout Explorers at Treasure Mountain
Palmer, Don
New York Cupples & Leon 1955 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean book in original illustrated dust jacket. Clean red boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with slight browning to endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Black and white frontispiece illustration. 220 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.25 on front inside flap), faint previous owner name penned at top edge of front inside flap; Code No. 905-2 and 100-160 at bottom of front inside flap. a few tiny edge chips and very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025541

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Power and the Glory, Parker, Gilbert
18 The Power and the Glory
Parker, Gilbert
New York Harper & Brothers 1925 Third Printing Hardcover Good Very Good Jacket 
Third printing in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Light soiling to cloth edges, no fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Color frontis illustration of LaSalle at the mouth of the Mississippi. 339 pages. Dust jacket is corner clipped - "price $" still showing at top edge near clip; jacket is clean with a few edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An historical novel about the great explorer, LaSalle. 023202

Price: 12.00 USD
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When the Giraffe Runs Down, Pillitteri, Joseph
19 When the Giraffe Runs Down
Pillitteri, Joseph
New York Dial Press 1970 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing. Clean green cloth boards with crisp black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Very slight water mark at lower spine edge, barely discernable. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 284 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, with one 3/4" closed tear at top spine corner, faint water mark at spine base. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. One harrowing day in the life of three people: Claude, a medical student; Rev. Mr. Abraham, his father; and Dr. Rober Collier, a young intern suffering from an unhappy marriage and a bad head cold. 8vo. Fiction. 016734

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Explorers House: National Geographic and the World It Made, Poole, Robert M.
20 Explorers House: National Geographic and the World It Made
Poole, Robert M.
New York Penguin Press 2004 1594200327 / 9781594200328 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean first edition, first printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean white boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound, pages and edges are clean and bright. Very small ink-stamped previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper - no other marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 358 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Fascinating history of a great institution - the National Geographic Society. A story with unexpected twists and turns and exotic characters to rival any of the expeditions mounted by the National Geographic. 027287

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