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The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, Baker, Sir Samuel White
1 Baker, Sir Samuel White The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia
Camden, SC Briar Patch Press 1987 First Edition Thus. First Printing Leather As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Samuel White Baker 
Publisher's full brown leather, gilt lettering on spine with camel design, gilt lettering on cover with five camel design, a.e.g., paisley endpapers. Illustrated with frontispiece, title page and introduction with black and white sketches by the author as well as black and white photographs. Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRS, FRGS (1821-1893) was a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's South Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 – Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mostly remembered as the discoverer of Lake Albert, as an explorer of the Nile and interior of central Africa, and for his exploits as a big game hunter in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Baker wrote a considerable number of books and published articles. He was a friend of King Edward VII, who as Prince of Wales, visited Baker with Queen Alexandra in Egypt. Other friendships were with explorers Henry Morton Stanley, Roderick Murchison, John H. Speke and James A. Grant, with the ruler of Egypt Pasha Ismail The Magnificent, Major-General Charles George Gordon and Maharaja Duleep Singh. In recognition of his achievements, the Royal Geographical Society awarded him its gold medal, and a similar distinction was bestowed on him by the Paris Geographical Society. In August 1866 he was knighted. In the same year he published The Albert N'yanza, Great Basin of the Nile, and Explorations of the Nile Sources, and in 1867 this book, The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia, both books quickly turned into several editions. . This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. AS NEW. . African Collection Series. B&W Drawings and maps. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. xxvii 606 pp 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition, Byrd, Richard Evelyn
2 Byrd, Richard Evelyn Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1935 First Printing Hard Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full blue cloth, gilt lettering and decoration on cover, gilt lettering on spine, t.e.g. (light blue), fore-edge deckle, maps on endpapers. Illustrated with B&W frontispiece and B&W photographs. . Spine moderately sunned and slightly rubbed, boards lightly sunned, corners slightly bumped and worn, front hinge starting. GOOD+ . B&W Photographs. Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. (xxi), (i), 405 pp 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
3 Castaneda de Najera, Pedro de Narrative of the Coronado Expedition (Relacion De La Jornada De Cibola)
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press 2002 Centennial Edition. First Printing Hard Cover New with No dust jacket as issued 
Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt medallion on cover, t.e.g. Illustrated in Color and B&W. Text in both English and Spanish. Illustrated with a two-page color frontispiece, 12 color plates, two color maps and several B&W illustrations. Translated by George P. Hammond and Agapito Rey. Edited by John Miller Morris. Includes extensive Historical Introduction by the editor. Castaneda’s account ranks with the log of Columbus and the Relation of Soto’s expedition by “A Gentleman of Elvas” as one of the most important documents on the early European exploration of North America. Pedro de Castañeda, a member and chronicler of the Coronado expedition (1540-1542), was a native of Nájera, a town in the state of Vizcaya in northern Spain. At the time of the organization of the Coronado expedition, Castañeda was at a Spanish outpost at Culiacán, in northwestern Mexico. He was married and had at least eight children. Castañeda's original account, Relación de la jornada de Cíbola compuesta por Pedro de Castañeda de Nácera donde se trata de todas aquellos poblados y ritos, y costumbres, la cual fué el año de 1540, has been lost, but a copy made in 1596 is in the Lenox Library in New York City. . This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean; still in its original shrink-wrap. NEW. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 100. Color and B&W Illustrations and Maps. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. cxv, 421 pp 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Earle, Sylvia A.; Al Giddings Exploring the Deep Frontier: The Adventure of Man in the Sea
Washington, DC The National Geographic Society (1980) 1 Hard Cover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Color Photographs. 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
Under the Pole Star: The Oxford University Arctic Expedition, 1935-6, Glen, A. R. and N. A. C. Croft
5 Glen, A. R. and N. A. C. Croft Under the Pole Star: The Oxford University Arctic Expedition, 1935-6
London Methuen Publishers 1937 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with 48 B&W and sepia photographs, diagrams and maps, with fold-out map in perfect condition in rear. . Covers and spine are lightly rubbed and sun-faded, gilt on spine is dulled, endpapers are foxed, former owner's name on front endpaper, else unmarked, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD. . B&W Photographs and Maps. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. xv, 366 pp 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before, Horwitz, Tony
6 Horwitz, Tony Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
NY Henry Holt and Co. 2002 0805065415 / 9780805065411 Stated First Edition. First Printing Hard Cover As New in Near Fine dust jacket 
Quarter bound in publisher's blue cloth over blue boards, silver lettering on spine, facsimile of author's signature, silver, on cover, maps on endpapers. Illustrated with maps. . Small ding on top edge, else as new. The price-clipped dust jacket shows minor shelf-wear only. NEAR FINE/NEAR FINE. . Maps. 8vo 8" - 9" tall. 496 pp 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Kane, Elisha Kent Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, ‘55
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press 1996 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover New with No dust jacket as issued 
Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt Lakeside Press medallion on cover, t.e.g. Illustrated with two fold-out maps, frontispiece and 28 plates, six of which in color. As ship's surgeon Kane had accompanied the first American expedition to search for missing British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850. "Kane quickly impressed British explorers with his intelligence and traveling experience. In August 1850 the fleet located Franklin's first winter base on Beechey Island, along with the graves of three of Franklin's men. Further searches by the Advance failed to locate Franklin's expedition. The Advance returned to the United States in September 1851. Kane's belief that Franklin might have gone further north persuaded Grinnell and the U.S. Navy to support a second expedition to search for the lost explorers. Kane led this new expedition in the Advance to seek a more northerly route near Greenland. Kane's expedition departed in 1853, traveling northward along the Greenland coast. As the ship entered Smith Sound, the channel separating Greenland from Ellesmere Island, Canada, heavy ice stopped its progress. Rather than retreat to the south, Kane elected to keep his ship in Smith Sound. The ice soon froze around the ship, trapping Kane and his men in the high Arctic for the winter. When spring arrived, Kane sent exploring parties to the north along Smith Sound. One of his men, William Morton, discovered a broad expanse of open water, which he thought was an ocean. Morton's report led Kane to the erroneous conclusion that there was an open polar sea. Kane did chart many new discoveries in what later became known as "the American route to the pole." The 1854 summer thaw failed to release the ship from the ice. Some of Kane's men, fearing that they would not survive another winter in the Arctic, demanded to go south to reach the Greenland settlements. Kane, unable to quell the mutiny, refused to abandon the ship and his sick men. The dissenters, who included Isaac Hayes, then insisted that Kane supply food and equipment for their escape. Kane reluctantly complied. Kane and his remaining men faced a second bleak winter in the Arctic. While strong men wilted, Kane, the invalid, became a pillar of strength. The innovative doctor traded with the local Inuit for food. He also used the bountiful supply of the ship's rats for food and as a remedy for scurvy. When Kane learned that the deserters were starving, he sent them food and assisted their return to the ship. During the summer of 1855 Kane successfully led his men south to the Greenland settlements. He quickly became the United States' first Arctic hero. From across the Atlantic, Franklin's wife implored Kane to come to England to organize a new search for her husband. The British government and the prestigious Royal Geographical Society also wished to honor the American hero. In October 1856 Kane reluctantly sailed to England, where his health rapidly deteriorated. Seeking a warmer climate, Kane sailed to Havana, Cuba, in December 1856, but his physical condition worsened. Kane died in Havana" . This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean; still in original shrink-wrap. NEW. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 94. Color and B&W plates and Maps. 16mo 6" - 7" tall. 447, (1) pp 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
8 Kane, Elisha Kent Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, ‘55
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press 1996 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover New with No dust jacket as issued 
Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt Lakeside Press medallion on cover, t.e.g. Illustrated with two fold-out maps, frontispiece and 28 plates, six of which in color. As ship's surgeon Kane had accompanied the first American expedition to search for missing British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850. "Kane quickly impressed British explorers with his intelligence and traveling experience. In August 1850 the fleet located Franklin's first winter base on Beechey Island, along with the graves of three of Franklin's men. Further searches by the Advance failed to locate Franklin's expedition. The Advance returned to the United States in September 1851. Kane's belief that Franklin might have gone further north persuaded Grinnell and the U.S. Navy to support a second expedition to search for the lost explorers. Kane led this new expedition in the Advance to seek a more northerly route near Greenland. Kane's expedition departed in 1853, traveling northward along the Greenland coast. As the ship entered Smith Sound, the channel separating Greenland from Ellesmere Island, Canada, heavy ice stopped its progress. Rather than retreat to the south, Kane elected to keep his ship in Smith Sound. The ice soon froze around the ship, trapping Kane and his men in the high Arctic for the winter. When spring arrived, Kane sent exploring parties to the north along Smith Sound. One of his men, William Morton, discovered a broad expanse of open water, which he thought was an ocean. Morton's report led Kane to the erroneous conclusion that there was an open polar sea. Kane did chart many new discoveries in what later became known as "the American route to the pole." The 1854 summer thaw failed to release the ship from the ice. Some of Kane's men, fearing that they would not survive another winter in the Arctic, demanded to go south to reach the Greenland settlements. Kane, unable to quell the mutiny, refused to abandon the ship and his sick men. The dissenters, who included Isaac Hayes, then insisted that Kane supply food and equipment for their escape. Kane reluctantly complied. Kane and his remaining men faced a second bleak winter in the Arctic. While strong men wilted, Kane, the invalid, became a pillar of strength. The innovative doctor traded with the local Inuit for food. He also used the bountiful supply of the ship's rats for food and as a remedy for scurvy. When Kane learned that the deserters were starving, he sent them food and assisted their return to the ship. During the summer of 1855 Kane successfully led his men south to the Greenland settlements. He quickly became the United States' first Arctic hero. From across the Atlantic, Franklin's wife implored Kane to come to England to organize a new search for her husband. The British government and the prestigious Royal Geographical Society also wished to honor the American hero. In October 1856 Kane reluctantly sailed to England, where his health rapidly deteriorated. Seeking a warmer climate, Kane sailed to Havana, Cuba, in December 1856, but his physical condition worsened. Kane died in Havana". The volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, tight, square and clean; still in original shrink-wrap. NEW.. The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 94. Maps and Plates. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 447, (1) pp 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, ‘55, Kane, Elisha Kent
9 Kane, Elisha Kent Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, ‘55
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press 1996 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover New with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt Lakeside Press medallion on cover, t.e.g. Illustrated with two fold-out maps, frontispiece and 28 plates, six of which in color. As ship's surgeon Kane had accompanied the first American expedition to search for missing British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850. "Kane quickly impressed British explorers with his intelligence and traveling experience. In August 1850 the fleet located Franklin's first winter base on Beechey Island, along with the graves of three of Franklin's men. Further searches by the Advance failed to locate Franklin's expedition. The Advance returned to the United States in September 1851. Kane's belief that Franklin might have gone further north persuaded Grinnell and the U.S. Navy to support a second expedition to search for the lost explorers. Kane led this new expedition in the Advance to seek a more northerly route near Greenland. Kane's expedition departed in 1853, traveling northward along the Greenland coast. As the ship entered Smith Sound, the channel separating Greenland from Ellesmere Island, Canada, heavy ice stopped its progress. Rather than retreat to the south, Kane elected to keep his ship in Smith Sound. The ice soon froze around the ship, trapping Kane and his men in the high Arctic for the winter. When spring arrived, Kane sent exploring parties to the north along Smith Sound. One of his men, William Morton, discovered a broad expanse of open water, which he thought was an ocean. Morton's report led Kane to the erroneous conclusion that there was an open polar sea. Kane did chart many new discoveries in what later became known as "the American route to the pole." The 1854 summer thaw failed to release the ship from the ice. Some of Kane's men, fearing that they would not survive another winter in the Arctic, demanded to go south to reach the Greenland settlements. Kane, unable to quell the mutiny, refused to abandon the ship and his sick men. The dissenters, who included Isaac Hayes, then insisted that Kane supply food and equipment for their escape. Kane reluctantly complied. Kane and his remaining men faced a second bleak winter in the Arctic. While strong men wilted, Kane, the invalid, became a pillar of strength. The innovative doctor traded with the local Inuit for food. He also used the bountiful supply of the ship's rats for food and as a remedy for scurvy. When Kane learned that the deserters were starving, he sent them food and assisted their return to the ship. During the summer of 1855 Kane successfully led his men south to the Greenland settlements. He quickly became the United States' first Arctic hero. From across the Atlantic, Franklin's wife implored Kane to come to England to organize a new search for her husband. The British government and the prestigious Royal Geographical Society also wished to honor the American hero. In October 1856 Kane reluctantly sailed to England, where his health rapidly deteriorated. Seeking a warmer climate, Kane sailed to Havana, Cuba, in December 1856, but his physical condition worsened. Kane died in Havana" . This is a new, unopened, unmarked copy in perfect, pristine condition; still in original shrink-wrap. NEW.. The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 94. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. 447, (1) pp 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
Death Valley in '49, Manly, William L.; Milo Milton Quaife (ed)
10 Manly, William L.; Milo Milton Quaife (ed) Death Valley in '49
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press 1927 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with tissue-protected frontispiece and fold-out map. William Lewis Manly (1820-1903) was an American pioneer of the mid-19th century. He was first a fur hunter, a guide of Westward bound caravans, a seeker of gold and then a farmer and writer in his later years. He wrote an autobiography, first published with the title "From Vermont to California," then a second edition with the title "Death Valley in '49," which tells of the pioneer experience in America's Far West, in particular the 1848 California Gold Rush. In December 1848, at age 29, Manly traversed California's Death Valley (today the centerpiece of Death Valley National Park) as a member of a group of emigrant pioneers traveling overland from Salt Lake City, Utah to the California gold rush (the Death Valley '49ers). These pioneers became lost in the Great Basin Desert, and entered Death Valley, having followed an inaccurate map for three weeks. Their food supplies were almost exhausted, and the oxen pulling their wagons were dying of starvation. Manly, with his associate John Haney Rogers, trekked 250 miles on foot across the Mojave Desert to Rancho San Fernando near Los Angeles, California, to scout an evacuation route for the families trapped in Death Valley, and procure food and horses if a settlement could be located. . The volume shows only the slightest shelf-wear, else pristine, unmarked, tight, square and clean. NEAR FINE. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 25. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xxiii, 307 pp 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
The Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon M. Pike, Pike, Zebulon M.; Milo Milton Quaife (ed)
11 Pike, Zebulon M.; Milo Milton Quaife (ed) The Southwestern Expedition of Zebulon M. Pike
Chicago R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press 1925 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Gift card from R. R. Donnelley & Sons laid in. Illustrated with Tissue-Protected engraved portrait frontispiece and fold-out map. Pike's narrative was originally published in Philadelphia in 1810 as "An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi, and through the Western Parts of Louisiana, to the Sources of the Arkansaw, Kans, La Platte, and Pierre Jaun, Rivers; performed by Order of the Government of the United States during the Years 1805, 1806 and 1807, and a Tour through the Interior Parts of New Spain, when conducted through these Provences, by Order of the Captain-General, in the Year 1807." Zebulon Montgomery Pike (1779-1813) was an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named. As a United States Army captain in 1806–1807, he led the Pike Expedition, sent out by President Thomas Jefferson, to explore and document the southern portion of the Louisiana territory and to find the headwaters of the Red River, during which he recorded the discovery of what later was called Pikes Peak. The Pike expedition coincided with other Jefferson expeditions including the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804–1806) and the Thomas Freeman and Peter Custis expedition (1806). The Pike Expedition traveled through present-day Colorado after his party confused their location. This led to capture by Spanish, who sent Pike and his men to Chihuahua (present-day Mexico), and to questioning by the governor. They were released later in 1807 at the border of Louisiana. In 1810 Pike published an account of his expeditions, a book so popular that it was translated into French, German and Dutch for publication in Europe. He later achieved the rank of brigadier general in the Army, serving during the War of 1812. He was killed during the Battle of York, which was won by the United States. . Covers are very lightly soiled, otherwise fine, unmarked, unread, tight, square, and clean. VERY GOOD. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 23. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xxii, 239 pp 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
The Blue Continent, Quilici, Folco
12 Quilici, Folco The Blue Continent
NY Rinehart & Company 1954 First Edition. 1 Hard Cover Good in Fair dust jacket Illustrated by Folco Quilici, Giorgio Ravelli 
Publisher's full light blue cloth, black and white lettering on spine. Illlustrated with over 60 photographs, 26 in full color. This is a first-hand account of adventure and discovery beneath the Red Sea - and of the daring men and women who have explored and expanded the wondrous world of a new continent. . Edges sunned, head and heel of spine gently bumped, else tight, square and clean. The unclipped dust jacket, now in Mylar, has small tears at edges and is lightly sunned. . B&W and color photographs. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 246 pp 
Price: 5.00 USD
 
 
13 Ross, Alexander; Milo Milton Quaife (ed) The Fur Hunters of the Far West: A Narrative of Adventures in the Oregon and Rocky Mountains
Chicago The Lakeside Press / R. R. Donnelley & Sons 1924 First Edition Thus. First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Publisher's full green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, gilt border and publisher's medallion, gilt, on cover, t.e.g., fore-edge deckle. Illustrated with Tissue-Protected engraved frontispiece view of Fort Nez Perces. Alexander Ross (1783-1856), born in Morayshire, Scotland, was a fur trader and author. In 1811, while working for John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company, Ross took part in the founding of Fort Astoria, a fur-trading post at the mouth of the Columbia River. During the same year he led a detachment up the Columbia River and founded Fort Okanogan where during the winter he was the sole PFC employee at the trading post. Ross joined the North West Company in 1813, after they acquired the fort and renamed it Fort George. In 1814 Alexander Ross and three Indians crossed the North Cascades on a project of discovery. In 1818 Ross acted as scribe for a trading party from the North West Company who traveled within sight of the Teton Range in modern Wyoming. He and trapper Daniel Potts apparently viewed some of the thermal features of what is today Yellowstone National Park. Each of them produced an account of these features. In July 1818 Fort Nez Perces was established by the North West Company under the direction of Ross and Donald MacKenzie on the east bank of the Columbia River.. Gilt on spine is a tiny bit dull, some pinpoint scrapes on the rear cover near the fore-edge, otherwise unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean. VERY GOOD+. . The Lakeside Classics Series. Vol. 22. B&W Illustrations. 12mo 7" - 7½" tall. xxxix, 317 pp 
Price: 140.00 USD
 


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