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Arctic Explorations: the second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55. Kent Elisha Kane.
Arctic Explorations: the second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55.
Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. In 2 volumes. Volume 1, frontis, 464p, map, fold-out map, illustrations. Volume 2, frontis, 467p, map, fold-out map, illustrations, appendices. 23cm. With 18 plates. With "upwards of three hundred illustrations" on steel and wood from sketches by the author. Includes a glossary of Arctic terms.Three quarter brown calf and marbled paper boards; titling in red and black labels on the spines, devices in gilt with tooling in black in the panels, raised bands. Moderate shelf wear to edges; leather tail of volume two missing, chips in head of volume one and small crack in hinge of front cover; owner's inscriptions in both volumes; damp stain at fore-edge of volume one on frontis and title-page; moderate foxing throughout. Still very attractive and in good condition.
Item #193
Price: $150.00
Beyond the Mississippi: From the Great River to the Great Ocean.
Hartford: American Publishing Company, 1867. Map frontispiece, engraved title page, 572p, illustrations. 23cm. Leather covers with black morocco spine label in gilt. Joints cracked and held by cords; back strip taped, edges rubbed; tape ghost on endpapers; prior owner's signature on the second fly leaf. A fair copy.
Item #20313
Price: $65.00
Everest Grand Circle: A Climbing and Skiing Adventure through Nepal and Tibet.
Seattle: The Mountaineers, 1985. 216p, illustrations, bibliography. 26cm. Blue cloth; dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Jan Reynolds. In fine condition.
Item #16524
Price: $85.00
The Life of Col. John Charles Fremont and his Narrative of Explorations and Adventures , in Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon and California.
New York: Miller, Orton & Mulligan, 1856. Frontis, 493p, illustrations, ads. 20cm. First edition. Stamped brown cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Bookplate on front free endpaper, prior owner's neat signature on front flyleaf; several pencil checks on first page of text in the margin; Covers faded, spine faded. In very good condition.
Item #17304
Price: $85.00
Living Among Cannibals
London: George G. Harrap & Co., Ltd. 1943. Frontis, 120p, illustrations. 19cm. First edition. Bound in black cloth with white titling on the spine. Corners bumped, slightly rubbed, slightly soiled. In very good condition.
Item #17662
Price: $85.00
A Narrative of the Voyages Round the World Performed by Captain James Cook. With an account of his life. [Volume 2 only]
Philadelphia: L. Johnson, 1832. Frontispiece, 224p. 12.5cm. Full leather with titling on gilt decorated spine. Rubbed, corners rubbed, rounded; spine faded, though title is slightly evident; prior owner's signature on front free endpaper. A good copy.
Item #20305
Price: $45.00
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea Part the First, Containing an Account of the Navigation of the Ancients, from the Sea of Suez to the Coast of Zangubar.
London: Printed by A. Strahan for T. Cadell Jun., and W. Davies. 1800. Frontispiece, 227p, 90p, illustrations, fold out maps. 28cm. Leather covers. Former Mercantile Library copy with stamps. Spine taped, covers chipped, rubbed, skinned; front hinge cracked. A fair copy.
Item #20317
Price: $600.00
Report Upon United States Geographical Survey West of the Hundredth Meridian. Volume II, Astronomy and Barometric Hypsometry. George M. Wheeler.
Report Upon United States Geographical Survey West of the Hundredth Meridian. Volume II, Astronomy and Barometric Hypsometry.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1877. xiii, 571p, 22 plates, fold outs, index. 30cm. Brown cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Minor wear to covers; small pieces of paper adhered to small area of front cover; spine slightly faded, though titling still evident, spine ends slightly worn; slight damp stain along bottom edge. Bookplate on front cover paste down. In very good condition.
Item #17364
Price: $150.00
Report Upon United States Geographical Survey West of the Hundredth Meridian. Volume IV, Paleontology. George M. Wheeler.
Report Upon United States Geographical Survey West of the Hundredth Meridian. Volume IV, Paleontology.
Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1877. xv, 370p, 83 plates, index. 30cm. Brown cloth with titling in gilt on the spine. Minor wear to covers; spine slightly faded, though titling still evident, spine ends slightly worn; joint cloth on front cover torn along half the spine. Bookplate on front cover paste down. In very good condition.
Item #17365
Price: $200.00
The US Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere during the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52. Volume 1. Chile. Lieut. J. M. Gilliss.
The US Naval Astronomical Expedition to the Southern Hemisphere during the Years 1849-'50-'51-'52. Volume 1. Chile
Washington: J.O.P. Nicholson Printer, 1855. Frontis, 556p, plates, maps, plans, indexed. 30cm. Quarter contemporary calf and marbled boards. Missing the spine label; corners are worn; light foxing; front cover paste down insected at edges, fore edge of front free endpaper also; otherwise in very good condition.
Item #13498
Price: $150.00