London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1859. Hard Cover. As. Blue cloth covered boards with blind embossed decorative elemens on cover boards, gold titling to spine. Spine also have an intricate illustration of the head of a caribou at the head of the spine with oars crossed through the horns, a fur trader struggling through the snow at the foot. Wear to boards, minor losses at edges from shelf wear. First free endpaper loosed with previous owner's name in ink, extensive foxing throughout which is the case with this edition. Good.
Wien & Prag: Franz Haas, 1796. Hardcover. As. +/- 300 pp/ volume. B/w steel engravings & maps. Set consists of Vol. 3, parts 1 & 2; Vol. 4, parts 1 & 2; Vol. 5, part 2; Vol. 6, part 2; and Vol. 7, parts 1 & 2. Books are bound in marbled boards with calf spines and corners. Spines of all have gilt title blocks, raised bands, and gilt embellishments. Old German lettering stamped in gilt. All edges stained red. Corners bumped and rubbed, some edgewear to all volumes. Leather rubbed at hinges, worn occasionally, but all covers are securely attached. Marbled eps. Each book has a bookplate from the Library of Ohio Weslyan University on fpd and a stamp on the title page., with...
New York: The MacMillan Company, 1928. Hardcover. First Edition. 317 pp. B/w photo ills. Subtitle: "Explorations and Hunting in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic....In which the Sea-scouts have a great adventure." Black cloth covers are "dented" in a few spots. Bright gilt lettering and drawing on front. Gilt on spine sunned beyond readability. Light blue eps are printed with maps of the Arctic Circle area. Printed on glossy stock, the lavishly illustrated book is tight and clean, marred only by a small cigarette burn on p. 7. Engaging account of a six months' trip by the Borden Field Museum to the Arctic. Very Good.
London: The Argonaut Press, 1930. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Argonaut Press Edition. Faux vellum spine, red gray cloth covered boards with color embossed crest on front boards. Light scuffing to boards, interior clean and crisp, with some pages uncut. Limited edition printed on Japon Vellum in an edition of 1050 copies, this copy not numbered. Very Good.
London: The Argonaut Press, 1927. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Argonaut Press Edition. Faux vellum spine, red cloth covered boards with gold embossed emblem of a ship on the sea on front boards. Light scuffing to boards, small stain at base of spine. Interior clean and crisp, with some pages uncut. Limited edition printed on Japon Vellum in an edition of 975 copies, this being #825. Very Good.
Paris: Imperiale, 1808. Full leather. First Edition. 704 pp. 4to. Tree calf covers are edgeworn and scuffed. Front cover is completely detached; rear cover tender. Spine chipped away. Bordered with gilt dentelles on front. Marbled eps are same pattern as outer edges of book. Prelims are foxed, but otherwise the text block is fine, with some brittleness to stock, but no damage or discoloration. The called-for 32 charts tipped in at the end of this volume are all present with some foxing on each.
Bruni D'Entrecasteaux as a French navigator sent out is 1791 to search for his predecessor, La Perouse, in Australia and in Tasmania. Although he did not find his quarry, his contributions were considered among the most important to early Australian atlases...
London: The Argonaut Press, 1929. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Argonaut Press Edition. Faux vellum spine, yellow cloth covered boards with gold embossed emblem red crest on front boards. Light soiling to boards. Interior clean and crisp, with some pages uncut. Limited edition printed on Japon Vellum in an edition of 1050 copies, this being #100. Very Good.
Philadelphia, PA: John W. Moore, 1856. Hardcover. First Edition. 514, 517 pp. 8vo. With an appendix by Lt. Campbell Hardy. Red cloth covers stamped with rules front and back. Gilt moose center front; moose in blind center rear covers. Spines lettered in gilt with a catch of fish illustrated. Spines sunned, with erosion of cloth at either end, three small nibbles to spine of Volume 2. Each volume has one touch of a tear along front joint, about 1" on each. Bottom edges worn, all corners bumped and rubbed. Aged endpapers with gift inscription on first free endpaper of Volume 1. Inside, the books are tight and clean, albeit a bit aged.
A fascinating account of exploration and discovery in the early years of this...
Mystic, Connecticut: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1996. Trade Paperback. First Edition. 232 pp. B/w ills. Subtitle: "The Impact of the New England Whaling Fleet on the Socioeconomic Development of Northern Peru, 1832-1865." Ivory wraps have front illustration of a street in Peru, by Victor Adam in A. de la Salle's "Voyage Autour de monde." Fore-edges have a small soiled spot, else book is clean, binding tight. "Details the important relationships between this remote Peruvian port and the N.E. whaling industry... an analysis of economic developments on Paita in the 19th C., and information on the American consuls in Paita." Very Good.
Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable et al, 1812. Leather. Second Edition. 481 pp. Color, b/w ills. & maps. Subtitle: "During the summer of the Year MDCCCX." Printed for Archibald Constable and Co. Edinburgh; T. Payne; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Browne; Cadell & Davies; J. Murray; R. Baldwin; C. Law; J. Hatchard; E. Lloyd; W. Lindsell; Craddock & Joy; Gale, Curtis & Fenner; Sharpe & Hailes; and T. Hamilton, London. Leather covers completely detached; spine missing. Marbled eps are matched by pattern of edges. On fpd is a bookplate of Joseph W. Alsop and a small London bookseller stamp. First fly and half title also have prev. ownership. These two prelims also detached. Remainder of text block is tight. This second edition within the first...
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, 1803. Full Leather. First Edition. 311 pp. Decorative gilt spine. Cover slightly scuffed, rubbed. Some foxing, browning. A tight copy, remarkable for its age.Tour through Sicily and Malta by P. Brydone; travels through Spain by Henry Swinburne; tour through France by N.W. Wraxall. B/w engravings. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, 1803. Full Leather. First Edition. 325 pp. Decorative gilt spine. Cover slightly scuffed, rubbed. Some foxing, browning. A tight copy, remarkable for its age. Tour through northern Europe, particularly Copenhagen, Stockholm and Petersburgh by Nathaniel Wraxall; travels in Portugal by Arthur William Costigan; journey from Fort Prince Wales in Hudson's Bay to the northern ocean by Samuel Hearne. B/w engravings. Very Good.
Philadelphia: Samuel F. Bradford, 1803. Full Leather. First Edition. 299 pp. Decorative gilt spine is worn and scuffed. Cover slightly scuffed, rubbed, lower corners bumped. Front hinge tender. Some foxing, browning inside. A tight copy, remarkable for its age. Travels of M. De Pages, Captain in the French Navy, etc., round the world by sea and land 1767-1771; his further travels towards the South Pole in 1773 and 1774; towards the North Pole in 1776. Also travels in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Japan 1770-1779 by Charles Peter Thunberg, M.D., Knight of the Order of Vasa, Professor of Botany in the University of Upsal, etc. B/w engravings, with more foxing around these than elsewhere in text. Very Good.
Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 1942. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing. Original two-volume set in slipcase. Plain paper dust jackets with tilting only to spine, light scuffing, in mylar covers. Slipcase is missing rear panel and is in Fair condition with many losses and chipping at edges. Illustrations by Bertram Greene, Maps by Erwin Raisz. Fine / Very Good.
Salem, Mass. Peabody Museum of American Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard Univ. 1937. Hard Cover. Limited. 209 pp. B/w frontis fold-out map of parts of South America. 3 b/w portraits, tissue protected. "Edited from the original manuscript by his friend John Charles Phillips." Dark green marbled paper covered boards lightly edgeworn at bottom. Teg. Fore-edges slightly foxed, unopened. Black cloth backstrip is lettered in gilt, slightly aged. Ivory eps darker at hinges; glue? Black slipcase has slight wear to extremities. Paper title label on spine is chipped. Copy #291 of 481. A fascinating account of travel to South America in an iron brig, taken from Peabody's journals, supplemented by William Gurdon Saltonstall's account of the same journey. Printed by The Southworth-Athoensen Press, Portland, Maine. Very Good.
Victoria, Australia: Hutchinson Group, 1982. Hardcover. Facsimile. 298 pp. + appendix, B/w ills, fold-out maps. Subtitle: "With an account of the Establishment for the Colonies of Port Jackson & Norfolk Island; compiled from Authentic Papers which have been obtained from the several Departments to which are added The Journals of Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Ball, & Capt. Marshall with an Account of their New Discoveries embellished with fifty five Copper Plates, the Maps and Charts taken from Actual Surveys, of the Plans & Views drawn on the Spot, by Capt. Hunter, Lieuts. Shortland, Watts, Dawes, Bradley, Capt. Marshall, &c." An Australian facsimile reprint of the book printed for John Stockdale, in London, 1789. A large, handsome volume, immaculate inside and out, with only minor touches of...
Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1949. Hard Cover. First Edition. First University of Pittsburgh Press Edition. 235 pp. Light brown cloth covered boards, gold titling to cover board, black and gold titling to spine. Clean and crisp copy with the two maps laid in at rear that are in pristine condition. One of 2000 copies. Fine.
London: The Argonaut Press, 1928. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Argonaut Press Edition. Faux vellum spine, tan cloth covered boards with gold embossed emblem crest on front boards. Light soiling to boards. Interior clean and crisp, with some pages uncut. Limited edition printed on Japon Vellum in an edition of 975 copies, this being #100. Very Good.
London: Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1934. Hard Cover. First Edition. 390pp. Blue cloth with gold stamp on spine. Spine worn and torn at top edges. Frontispiece loose. Bumped corners. Rubbed on bottom edges. Approx. 3" cut from top of DJ spine to expose title and author. DJ worn and chipped. 59 sepia tint photographs. 4 detailed maps, complete and intact. Assorted charts and diagrams. Some foxing. Good / Fair.