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  • Bachman, Ben.
    UPSTREAM: a Voyage on the Connecticut River.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1985. dj. First edition - From the dustjacket flap: 'Traveling by tugboat, canoe, train, a nd on foot, Ben Bachman takes us on a voyage up the Connecticut, from its mouth on Long Island Sound to its headwaters in the wildness of Northern New Hampshire. .. He writes of wildlife and plant life, of the rise and fall of the mills and railroads, of Indians and pioneers, of the Gilded Age on the lower river and dairy farming on the upper.' ix, map, 217 pp. ISBN: 0-395-343895.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (short closed tear on front cover.)

    Book ID: 30815
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  • Bainbridge, Beryl
    THE BIRTHDAY BOYS

    Edition: First US edition.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, 1994. dj. Hardcover first edition - Bainbridge's twelth novel, and considered by some to be her best. A brilliantly fictionalized account of Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition in 1912.

    Condition: Fine in a near fine dustjacket (little crinkling to dj at top of spine.)

    Book ID: 11948
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  • ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place. by Blum, Arlene.
    Blum, Arlene.
    ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.) dj. Hardcover - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog. Somewhat oversized illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-2367.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good dust jacket (light edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 59384
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  • ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place: The Twentieth Anniversary Edition. by Blum, Arlene.
    Blum, Arlene.
    ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place: The Twentieth Anniversary Edition.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1998.). SIGNED - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog.The Twentieth Anniversary Edition with a new preface and…

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    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1998.). SIGNED - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog.The Twentieth Anniversary Edition with a new preface and afterword by the author. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Blum "To . . . Success on Top!" A somewhat oversized trade paperback illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 1578050227.

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    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 43705
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  • ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place. by Blum, Arlene.
    Blum, Arlene.
    ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.). SIGNED - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Blum…

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    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.). SIGNED - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, ÒA WomanÕs Place Is on Top.Ó Foreword by Maurice Herzog. INSCRIBED on the half title page by Blum "To . . . Success on Top!" A somewhat oversized trade paperback illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 258 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-8063.

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    Condition: Near fine.

    Book ID: 63379
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  • ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place. by Blum, Arlene.
    Blum, Arlene.
    ANNAPURNA: A Woman's Place.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    San Francisco: Sierra Club Books, (1980.) dj. Hardcover - The dramatic story of the first all-women's ascent of one of the most challenging peaks in the Himalayas, by the leader of the expedition: In 1978 Arlene Blum led an all-womenÕs expedition to the North Face of 26,545 foot Annapurna in Nepal. On October 15, Irene Beardsley Miller and Vera Komarkova, along with two Sherpas, Mingma Tsering and Chewang Rinjee, reached the top. Miller and Komarkova were the first women and the first Americans to stand on AnnapurnaÕs summit. Along with American and Nepalese flags, they unfurled a banner with the expedition slogan, "A WomanÕs Place Is on Top." Foreword by Maurice Herzog. Somewhat oversized illustrated with many photographs. Bibliography, index. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-87156-2367.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (overall edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 58978
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  • Brodrick, Alan Houghton.
    MIRAGE OF AFRICA.

    Edition: Reprint. (First US printing.)

    Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, (1979.) dj. Hardcover - Originally published in 1953 in the UK. In this book, the author travelled 'southwards from the Mediterranean coast to the sands, the heart of the Sahara, and beyond to the savannas of the Sudan and the fringes of the great forests' - to Niger, Libya and French Equatorial Africa. Illustrated with 33 photographs, mostly of art and architectural ruins. Index. 212 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-837151864.

    Condition: Fine in dark red cloth, no dustjacket as issued.

    Book ID: 38397
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  • IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY. by Bryson, Bill.
    Bryson, Bill.
    IN A SUNBURNED COUNTRY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Broadway Books / Random House (2000) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's personal account of traveling in Australia - he reports on the inhabitants, the weather, and the wildlife and the more desolate parts of the country as well as the things that might very well make it the best of all possible nations. Maps, bibliography, 307 pp. ISBN: 0-7679-03854.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60691
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  • THE LONELIEST CONTINENT: The Story of Antarctic Discovery. by Chapman, Walker.
    Chapman, Walker.
    THE LONELIEST CONTINENT: The Story of Antarctic Discovery.

    Edition: First printing.

    Greenwich, Connecticut: New York Graphic Society Publishers, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of the history of exploration of Antarctica, "beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Seas voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition" and including the expeditions of James Wedell, Scott, Shackleton, Byrd and more. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Bibliography, Index. 279 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (crease on front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 66929
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  • THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE: New and Selected Essays. by Connell, Evan S.
    Connell, Evan S.
    THE AZTEC TREASURE HOUSE: New and Selected Essays.

    Edition: First printing.

    Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Essays focusing on the great explorers - and on eccentrics, dreamers, scientists, cranks and geniuses. Includes all of the contents of two previous collections - The White Lantern and A Long Desire - plus two additional essays not previously published in book format. SIGNED on the title page. Bibliography. 470 pp. ISBN: 1582431620.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket. Uncommon signed.

    Book ID: 62720
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  • HEN FRIGATES: Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail. by Druett, Joan.
    Druett, Joan.
    HEN FRIGATES: Wives of Merchant Captains under Sail.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the enterprising women who sailed on oceangoing merchant ships throughout the nineteenth century - an interweaving of first person accounts from letters and journals with Druett's narrative of sea journeys. Illustrated with photographs and line drawings. Includes an appendix listing the names of all such women who kept journals. Index. 274 pp. ISBN: 0-684-839687.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 51798
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  • STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY. by Du Chaillu, Paul.
    Du Chaillu, Paul.
    STORIES OF THE GORILLA COUNTRY.

    Edition: Illustrated edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, nd (ca 1928) dj. Hardcover - One of five books on Central Africa by this French explorer reissued and rewritten with illustrations by Erick Berry (both full page black and white drawings and many smaller entexte pictures) for younger readers (1216 years indicated on dust jacket.) New introduction by Du Chaillu. Includes accounts of elephant hunting, village life, even cannibals, witch doctors, the barracoons in which slaves were kept before being shipped overseas and much more. 290 pp.

    Condition: Very good+ in a quite tattered and edgeworn dust jacket with tape repairs on the interior and general edgewear, but still bright and attractive and now protected by an archival cover..

    Book ID: 43436
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  • CROSSING THE CONTINENT, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South. by [Esteban] Goodwin, Robert.
    [Esteban] Goodwin, Robert.
    CROSSING THE CONTINENT, 1527-1540: The Story of the First African-American Explorer of the American South.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2008) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1528-1537, "a group of three Spanish noblemen and an African survived shipwreck, famine, Indian attack, and disease to make the first crossing of North America in recorded history. . . Goodwin's groundbreaking research in original Spanish archives has led him to a radical new interpretation of American historyone in which an African slave named Esteban emerges as the nation's first great explorer and adventurer" leading them from Florida along the Gulf Coast to Texas and eventually to Mexico City, and from there he was sent to establish a permanent Spanish route from Mexico into what is now New Mexico and Arizona. Illustrated. Buibliography, notes, index. xviii, 414 pp. ISBN: 978-0061140440.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a small remainder dot)

    Book ID: 66413
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  • WANTING. by Flanagan, Richard.
    Flanagan, Richard.
    WANTING.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Historical novel which moves from the remote penal colony of Van Diemen's Land off the coast of Australia in 1839, where explorer John Franklin and his wife adopt a young Tasmanian aborigine girl, to the England of Charles Dickens. Flanagan has won many awards, including the Booker in 2014; Author's note. 256 pp. ISBN: 9780802119001.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 55605
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  • Goetzmann, William.
    NEW LANDS, NEW MEN: America and the Second Great Age of Discovery.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - His third and final volume on the study on science and the exploration of the American West that he began with his Pulitzer prize-winning 'Exploration and Empire' and continued in 'Army Exploration in the American West.' This volume has a wider focus, influenced in part by the United State's current global power - in this book, he covers over two centuries - from the 17th to the 19th - as he examines scientific development on an international scale, relating advances in Europe to the American scene, and showing how the explorations of Europeans affected the growth of the American West and the work of American scientists, explorers, and artists.…

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    New York: The Viking Press, (1986.). Hardcover first edition - His third and final volume on the study on science and the exploration of the American West that he began with his Pulitzer prize-winning 'Exploration and Empire' and continued in 'Army Exploration in the American West.' This volume has a wider focus, influenced in part by the United State's current global power - in this book, he covers over two centuries - from the 17th to the 19th - as he examines scientific development on an international scale, relating advances in Europe to the American scene, and showing how the explorations of Europeans affected the growth of the American West and the work of American scientists, explorers, and artists. Includes several 'portfolios' of art. Bibliographical notes, index. 524 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-670810681.

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    Condition: Very near fine in gray boards with a white cloth spine, lacking the dj (remainder line.0

    Book ID: 37496
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  • DESPERATE HOURS: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria. by Goldstein, Richard
    Goldstein, Richard
    DESPERATE HOURS: The Epic Rescue of the Andrea Doria.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: John Wiley & Sons, (2001) dj. Hardcover first edition - Definitive history of the maritime disaster caused by the collision of the ocean liner Andrea Doria with the Swedish liner Stockholm in the fog 1956 off the island of Nantucket on the Massachusetts coast. In the eleven hours before the ship sunk, 1700 people were rescued. The ill-fated voyage is recreated using interviews, court documents, memoirs and this book presents technical findings that shed new light on the causes of the disaster. Photographs, sources, index.viii, 294 pp. ISBN: 0-471-38934X.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59214
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  • Highwater, Jamake (Jackie Marks, 1931-2001).
    JOURNEY TO THE SKY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crowell, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel based on the historic journey of Stephens and Catherwood in 1830s through southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Yucatan peninsula, in which they rediscovered the ruins of the Mayan civilization in search of the lost Maya kingdom, (Stephen and Catherwood were the authors of the books 'Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan' and 'Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and the Yucatan'.) Author's note, bibliography. Illustrated. 242 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-690-017588.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good+ dust jacket.

    Book ID: 8512
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  • JOURNEY TO THE SKY by Highwater, Jamake (Jackie Marks, 1931-2001).
    Highwater, Jamake (Jackie Marks, 1931-2001).
    JOURNEY TO THE SKY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crowell, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel based on the historic journey of Stephens and Catherwood in 1830's through southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Yucatan peninsula, in which they rediscovered the ruins of the Mayan civilization in search of the lost Maya kingdom, (Stephen and Catherwood were the authors of the books 'Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan' and 'Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and the Yucatan'.) Author's note, bibliography. Illustrated. 242 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-690-017588.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (staining to the lower edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 43405
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  • Highwater, Jamake (Jackie Marks, 1931-2001).
    JOURNEY TO THE SKY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crowell, 1978. dj. Hardcover first edition - A novel based on the historic journey of Stephens and Catherwood in 1830's through southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Yucatan peninsula, in which they rediscovered the ruins of the Mayan civilization in search of the lost Maya kingdom, (Stephen and Catherwood were the authors of the books 'Incidents of Travel in the Yucatan' and 'Incidents of Travel in Central America, Chiapas and the Yucatan'.) Author's note, bibliography. Illustrated. 242 pp. Map endpapers. ISBN: 0-690-017588.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.(one short closed tear.)

    Book ID: 37835
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  • ARCTIC DREAMS: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape. by Lopez, Barry.
    Lopez, Barry.
    ARCTIC DREAMS: Imagination and Desire in a Northern Landscape.

    Edition: Book of the Month Club edition (same size and quality as trade edition).

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1986.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - A celebration of the Arctic landscape itself, of the animals that live there, in the ice and in the water, of the Eskimo caught between tradition and the modern technological society, but mostly about why people have gone to the Arctic and what they have found there. SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the National Book Award. Illustrated with maps by David Lindroth. Appendices, bibliography, index. 464 pp. ISBN: 0-684185784.

    Condition: Very good in a poor dust jacket. (stamps on front endpaper, dj is missing approx 3 inches at the top of the spine, has other creasing and wear.)

    Book ID: 40509
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  • TIGERS IN THE SNOW. by Matthiessen, Peter.
    Matthiessen, Peter.
    TIGERS IN THE SNOW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: North Point Press - Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the endangered Asian tigers - especially the Siberian tiger. Photographs and Introduction by Maurice Hornocker. Illustrated with full color photographs throughout. xvii, 185 pp. Wide format. Illustrated endpapers (maps of Europe and China, depicting the habitat range of tigers). ISBN: 0-865-475768.

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    New York: North Point Press - Farrar, Strauss, Giroux, (2000.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of the endangered Asian tigers - especially the Siberian tiger. Photographs and Introduction by Maurice Hornocker. Illustrated with full color photographs throughout. xvii, 185 pp. Wide format. Illustrated endpapers (maps of Europe and China, depicting the habitat range of tigers). ISBN: 0-865-475768.

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    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (some scattered pencil underlining and brackets - erasable.)

    Book ID: 46764
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  • THE LAST IMAGINARY PLACE: A Human History Of The Arctic World. by McGhee, Robert.
    McGhee, Robert.
    THE LAST IMAGINARY PLACE: A Human History Of The Arctic World.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press, (2005.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Combining anthropology, history, and personal memoir, this book dispels romanticized notions of the Artic as a world apart, exotic and isolated, revealing a land more fascinating than we had imagined. We meet Viking farmers, whalers and ivory-hunters, and explorers racing to reach the North Pole. Most important, McGhee offers more coverage of the native peoples of the Arctic, societies that other histories usually neglect. . . [he] follows the Inuit as they cross the Arctic in search of metal, and reveals the dangers that native people face today from pollution and global warming." Photographs. Suggestions for further reading, index. 296 pp. ISBN: 0-19-5183681.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 55314
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  • WHALING AND THE ART OF SCRIMSHAW. by Meyer, Charles R.
    Meyer, Charles R.
    WHALING AND THE ART OF SCRIMSHAW.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: H. Z. Walck / David McKay, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - In addition to information on the origins of scrimshaw, this includes a brief history of whaling. Illustrated throughout with black and whitel photographs. Glossary, bibliography, index. Slightly oversized. x, 269 pp. ISBN: 0-809839245.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket (upper flap of dj clipped, but price still present, some edgewear to the dj, dot on bottom edge of textblock.)

    Book ID: 58084
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  • ICE BOUND: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole. by Nielsen, Dr. Jerri with Maryanne Vollers.
    Nielsen, Dr. Jerri with Maryanne Vollers.
    ICE BOUND: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.) dj. SIGNED hardcover - The true of Dr. Jerri Nielsen, the physician stranded at a South Pole research station who diagnosed and treated her own breast cancer until she could be airlifted out several months later. In addition, though, this is a book about the wonders of Antarctica and of the difficulties encountered by the scientists and researchers there. Boldly INSCRIBED on the title by Nielsen. Map, photographs. xvi, 362 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-66845.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (the pen used in signing scored the title page.)

    Book ID: 55025
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  • ICE BOUND: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole. by Nielsen, Dr. Jerry (with Maryanne Vollers.)
    Nielsen, Dr. Jerry (with Maryanne Vollers.)
    ICE BOUND: A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Hyperion, (2001.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Neilsen was the physician at the Admundsen-Scott South Pole Station when she discovered a lump in her breast after the ice had set in, isolating the station from any help. This is her account of how she treated herself, of the support of the other members, and finally was air-lifted out in a dangerous rescue flight. Illustrated with photograhs. 362 pp. ISBN: 0-7868-66845.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42533
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  • Nye, Robert.
    THE VOYAGE OF THE DESTINY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1982.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel based on the life of Sir Walter Raleigh, and told in his self-critical, urgent and truthful voice, spanning the years from 1618 to 1660. 387 pp. Dust jacket art by Craig Dodd. ISBN: 0-399-127607.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (a couple of small nicks to dj edges).

    Book ID: 37125
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  • NORTH TO ADVENTURE. by Peyton, K. M.
    Peyton, K. M.
    NORTH TO ADVENTURE.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Platt & Munk, (1965.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "An Exciting Story of Mystery and Danger in the Greenland Arctic." Sixteen year old Nick joins the crew on his uncle's ship in an expedition in search of a mysteriously vanished survey ship. 206 pp. Dust jacket illustration by Richard Priest.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 48242
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  • Philbrick, Nathaniel.
    SEA OF GLORY: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (2003.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An account of one of the largest voyages of discovery in the history of the world and the last such all-sail convoy. Under the Command of Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, and despite losing two ships and 71 men, the expedition -which included botanists, geologists, biologists and mapmakers - logged 87,000 miles, discovered a new Southern continent which Wilkes named Antarctica, surveyed 280 Pacific islands and created 180 charts and collected thousands of specimens which eventually became the foundation of the Smithsonian Institution. Solidly researched and a fascinating story. Illustrated with drawings and maps, Notes, selected bibliography, index. 452 pp. ISBN: 0-67003231X.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 38722
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  • RALPH'S FROZEN TALE. by Primavera., Elise
    Primavera., Elise
    RALPH'S FROZEN TALE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York Putnam, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - "Ralph, a fearless explorer on his way to the North Pole, meets a friendly polar bear who helps him in his journey." Full page, full-color illustrations. Large format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-399-222529.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards, in a very good dust jacket (tear to dj at base of spine, other minor wear)

    Book ID: 60772
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  • THE SEA OF TREASURE. by Rieseberg, Harry E.
    Rieseberg, Harry E.
    THE SEA OF TREASURE.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Frederick Fell, (1966) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which highlights Rieseberg's career in searching for sunken wrecks on the ocean floor. Illustrated with photographs and maps. 217 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in light blue boards a near fine green dustjacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 75024
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