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(1832 NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO THE EAST COAST OF GREENLAND) UNDERSOGELSES-REISE TIL OSTKYSTEN AF GRONLAND. EFTER KONGELIG BEFALING UDFORT I AARENE 1828-31, W. A. (Wilhelm August) Graah
1 (1832 NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO THE EAST COAST OF GREENLAND) UNDERSOGELSES-REISE TIL OSTKYSTEN AF GRONLAND. EFTER KONGELIG BEFALING UDFORT I AARENE 1828-31 W. A. (Wilhelm August) Graah
Kiobenhavn(copenhagen) J. D. Quist, 1832 First Edition Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
Danish Language; Color Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; Xvii, [i], 216 pages; (1832 Narrative of an Expedition to the East Coast of Greenland) Undersogelses-Reise Til Ostkysten Af Gronland. Efter Kongelig Befaling Udfort I Aarene 1828-31. With all 8 color plates, but lacking most of the folding map which follows the text. Both the frontis and plate #7 became separated from the text in the past causing much soiling and tears and chips (mostly to the frontis) at the margins. These have been repaired at the margins and neatly reinserted. The ffep is lacking, repaired 3" horizontal tear to p. Vii, & related 2"x1 1/2" "bite" out of the margin, not affecting text, p. 21w/repair to 2" tear in margin and a 3"x1/2" half moon bite out of the lower margin, not affecting text, a 4" repaired horizontal tear to p. 55, a 4" repaired horizontal tear to margin of p. 188, a 1" repair at gutter of p. 215, a 2" repair at the gutter of pp. 212-213. There is no loss of text anywhere and the binding is the original . Leather spine w/ marbled boards. The spine is cracked, the marbled paper covered boards are no longer stiff and are rubbed, creased and with pieces missing, edges completely rubbed through. SABIN 28178. Early ownership of C. F. Petersen on title page. Text in Danish. Laid in is a book dealer's catalog description. Rare, WorldCat locates but 4 copies, all in Germany. ; 4 31819 
Price: 799.00 USD
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A HISTORY OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK JOURNALS, Paul Cutright
2 A HISTORY OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK JOURNALS Paul Cutright
Mansfield Centre, CT Martino 2000 1578982472 / 9781578982479 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
American HISTORY; Travel; FRONTIER; Western; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 311 pages; Paul Cutright. A History Of The LewisAnd Clark Journals. (Mansfield Centre: Martino, 2000). Facsimile of 1976 ed. One of 150, not numbered. Uniform color blue cloth. ; 0 25894 
Price: 46.95 USD
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A NEW VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY, PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOKE, IN THE SHIP ENDEAVOUR, DRAWN UP FROM HIS OWN JOURNAL, AND FORM THE PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS… VOL I (OF 2)., John Hawkesworth
3 A NEW VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD, IN THE YEARS 1768, 1769, 1770, AND 1771; UNDERTAKEN BY ORDER OF HIS PRESENT MAJESTY, PERFORMED BY CAPTAIN JAMES COOKE, IN THE SHIP ENDEAVOUR, DRAWN UP FROM HIS OWN JOURNAL, AND FORM THE PAPERS OF JOSEPH BANKS… VOL I (OF 2). John Hawkesworth
NY James Rivington 1774 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
18th Century; Maritime; 12mo 7" - 7˝" tall; [2], 17, [1], 4, [2], 260p pages; A New Voyage Round The World, In The Years 1768, 1769, 1770, And 1771; Undertaken by Order of his present Majesty, performed by Captain James Cooke, In the Ship Endeavour, Drawn up from his own Journal, and form the Papers of Joseph Banks… Vol I (of 2). Contemp leather. Covers scuffed, edgeworn, lacking eps and both plates though small part of folding map is present. Foxed, some stains. Upper blank margin of 2nd leaf roughly removed [list of subscribers], losses to printed area of pp67-68 amounting to a dozen words, the normal tears to printed area of a few dozen leaves, pencil sketches to rear flyleaf and inside of rear cover. Various old ink markings to title page. JCB Annuel Report for 1931, pp. 12-15; Sabin 30936; Evans 13324, Mitchell Library Cook 656; Holmes 9. (2) . Withal a rare and important American edition of Cook's first voyage. Rivington pirated this American edition to undercut the price of the London First Edition in the American market. ; 0 32872 
Price: 1405.30 USD
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Army Exploration in the American West 1803-1863, Goetzmann, William H.
4 Army Exploration in the American West 1803-1863 Goetzmann, William H.
New Hampshire Texas State Historical Assn 1991 0876111118 / 9780876111116 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
Military; Western; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Fred H. and Ella Mae Moore Texas History Reprint Series; B/w maps; 9.75 x 2.25 x 6.5 Inches; 16 pages; William H. Goetzmann. Army Exploration In The American West: 1803 - 1863. (1960). 509pp. Corners bumped. Title page signed & inscribed by author. 5 folding maps in pocket. From Kit Carson to the Mormon Wars - the trials, triumphs and works of the Army's cartographers and general soldiers. ; 0 22301 
Price: 178.55 USD
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North to The Pole, Steger, Will; Schurke, Paul
5 North to The Pole Steger, Will; Schurke, Paul
NY (New York: Times Books) , (1987). 5550691329 / 9785550691328 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Polar Exploration; North POLE; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Orig. Silver-lettered red cloth spine & pictorial white bds. , d/j (slight adhesive residue to panels). Photo plates. Signed by Steger & Schurke on 1/2 title. ; Signed by All Authors; 0 26955 
Price: 23.45 USD
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SACAJAWEA: A GUIDE AND INTERPRETER OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THETRAVELS OF TOUSSAINT CHARBONNEAU, AND OF JEAN BAPTISTE, THE EXPEDITION PAPOOSE., Grace Hebard
6 SACAJAWEA: A GUIDE AND INTERPRETER OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION, WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THETRAVELS OF TOUSSAINT CHARBONNEAU, AND OF JEAN BAPTISTE, THE EXPEDITION PAPOOSE. Grace Hebard
Mansfield Centre, Conn Overland Trails Press 1999 1578981689 / 9781578981687 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
American Indian; American HISTORY; Western; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 340 pages; Grace Hebard. Sacajawea: A guide and interpreter of the Lewis and Clark expedition, with an account of thetravels of Toussaint Charbonneau, and of Jean Baptiste, the expedition papoose. Mansfield Centre: Overland Trails Pr. , 1999. Facsimile of 1933 ed. Unstated limitededition. Blue cloth. Silver printing on spine is uniform despite reproduction artifacts in the graphic. ; 0 25895 
Price: 31.91 USD
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7 THE LIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE GREAT EXPLORERS Mitchell, Leslie J
The New Home Library Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo; MITCHELL, LESLIE J, THE LIVES AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE GREAT EXPLORERS, NEW YORK, THE NEW HOME LIBRARY, 1934. Very good condition, hardbound with no dust jacket; 0 34 
Price: 13.11 USD
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THE NORTH POLE: ITS DISCOVERY IN 1909 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PEARY ARCTIC CLUB, Peary, Robert E.
8 THE NORTH POLE: ITS DISCOVERY IN 1909 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE PEARY ARCTIC CLUB Peary, Robert E.
New York: F. A. Stokes, 1910 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
North POLE; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 373 pages; Orig. Gilt-lettered pictorial blue cloth, gilt, T. E. G. ; corners lightly bumped, . With 8 color plates, numerous b/w photo plates, lg. Fold. Color map. Light foxing to endpapers, pencil marks on front pastedown. Inscribed on front free endpaper by noted Polar explorer Vilhjalmur Stefansson, "For the Library of E. H. Wheeler / from his friend Vilhjalmur Stefansson / Nov. 3/56 / Not Peary's best book, but / the story of what he considered / his / supreme achievement / Stef." Graphics of gifting, color photo and TP available. Sept. 1910. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated; 0 26953 
Price: 281.95 USD
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The Remarkable Life, Adventures And Discoveries Of Sebastian Cabot, Of Bristol, The Founder Of Great Britain's Maritime Power, Discoverer Of America, And Its First Colonizer., Nicholls, J. F.
9 The Remarkable Life, Adventures And Discoveries Of Sebastian Cabot, Of Bristol, The Founder Of Great Britain's Maritime Power, Discoverer Of America, And Its First Colonizer. Nicholls, J. F.
London Sampson Low, Son and Marston 1869 Presumed 1st Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Bright russet , gilt and black cloth, part of cloth spine missing. Front cover has been reattached with a white linen hinge and fep, frontis, tissue and title page reinserted. Colored dk grn end papers. First 4 leaves with slight chipping to outer edge Deaccessioned from Brooklyn Historical Society collection. ; 0 17766 
Price: 267.90 USD
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THIS RECKLESS BREED OF MEN: THE TRAPPERS & FUR TRADERS OF THE SOUTHWEST., Cleland, Robert Glass (1885-1957)
10 THIS RECKLESS BREED OF MEN: THE TRAPPERS & FUR TRADERS OF THE SOUTHWEST. Cleland, Robert Glass (1885-1957)
NY Alfred A. Knopf 1963 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; xvi,362,xx pages; Clean condition, DJ w/ smallish chip at crown, elegant color plates. 1st ed, 4th printing. ; 0 33456 
Price: 46.95 USD
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UNDER THE POLE STAR, THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1935-6 WITH NUMEROUS GRAVURE PLATES AND MAPS  (G), Glen, A R ; Croft, N A C
11 UNDER THE POLE STAR, THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1935-6 WITH NUMEROUS GRAVURE PLATES AND MAPS (G) Glen, A R ; Croft, N A C
London Methuen & Co, 1937 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
ARCTIC; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Sepia, color, b/w; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xv, 365 pages; UNDER THE POLE STAR, THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ARCTIC EXPEDITION 1935-6 WITH NUMEROUS GRAVURE PLATES AND MAPS. Ink gift inscription on front free endpaper. Foldouts, etc. 1st ed. , XV, (1) ,365,(1) p. , fold. Col. Lithogr. Map, 48 plates and 21 maps/ diagrams, orig. Blue cl. , 4to. Arctic Bibliography 5813. Narrative of an expedition of ten members under Glen to Northeast Land, a region of Spitsbergen, July 1935-1936. The aim of the expedition was to investigate the weather conditions on inland ice, and problems connected with the age, thickness and physical condition of the icecap. With the rarely seen dust jacket (tape repair- see graphic front hinge) very attractive. Graphic of frontis and TP available. ; 0 26961 
Price: 352.45 USD
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