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1 (Cook, Frederick A. & Peary, Robert E.). Bryce, Robert M. COOK & PEARY: The Polar Controversy, Resolved
(Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania): Stackpole Books, (1997). 0811703177 / 9780811703178 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. Thick octavo. 1133 pages, map endpapers, bibliogr
In 1909 Cook and Peary both claimed to have found the North Pole, a goal that had been the focus of exploration for generations, and their rivalry is the center of this fascinating chronicle illustrated with hundreds of photographs, drawings, and maps. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 (Livingstone, David). Northcott, Cecil DAVID LIVINGSTONE: His Triumph, Decline and Fall
Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, (1973). 0664209807 / 9780664209803 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in ochre cloth; in a near fine price-clipped illustrated dust jacket with a tiny interior snag to the front panel, a closed edge tear to the upper rear panel. 
A biography of the explorer and missionary who was missing in Africa until Stanley found him. 140 pages, frontispiece b&w photograph of Livingstone, four maps (two are fold-outs), sources, financial footnote, and an index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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3 (Shackleton, Ernest). Fisher, Margery and James SHACKLETON AND THE ANTARCTIC
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. First U.S. edition, first printing. 
Fine, in sea-blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules against a navy blue spine panel; map-decorated endsheets; in a mildly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 37 drawings and maps, 48 pages of photographs. 559 pages, including index. Chronicles the four great expeditions on which Shackleton served, often in the vivid words of the explorers themselves. The Fishers had access to unpublished letters and diaries, and interviewed all the surviving members of the expeditions. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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4 (Shackleton, Ernest). Fisher, Margery and James SHACKLETON AND THE ANTARCTIC
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. B0006AV3WS First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in sea-blue cloth with gilt lettering and rules against a navy blue spine panel; map-decorated endsheets; in a mildly rubbed, faintly age-toned, near fine dust jacket. 37 drawings and maps, 48 pages of photographs. 559 pages, including index. 
Chronicles the four great expeditions on which Shackleton served, often in the vivid words of the explorers themselves. The Fishers had access to unpublished letters and diaries, and interviewed all the surviving members of the expeditions. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 (Stanley, Henry Morton). Hall, Richard STANLEY: An Adventurer Explored
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. 0395194261 / 9780395194263 First U.S. edition, first printing. Maps of Central Africa to the endpapers, and forty-two b&w photographs and illustrations. Hardcover. Fine, in brown cloth with gilt lettering to the spine; in a nearly fine, price-clipped illustrated dust jacket. 400 pages, bibliography, sources and notes, and indexes of persons and places. 
"Now, more than a century after his greatest journey, Stanley has been revealed in all his complexity and greatness in Hall's magnificent biography."--New Statesman. "Reads like a first-rate detective story."--Peter Farb. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Ballard, Robert D., Ph.D.; with Malcolm McConnell EXPLORATIONS: My Quest for Adventure and Discovery Under the Sea
New York: Hyperion, (1995). 0786860421 / 9780786860425 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild scuffing to boards, some light use, faint soiling to page edges, thus near fine, in red foil stamped blue cloth shelfback over blue boards; in an about fine, if mildly age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Memoir by the renowned and accomplished oceanographer, whose most celebrated discovery was the wreckage of the TITANIC. Illustrated with color photographs reproduced on coated stock insert galleries. SIGNED by author Ballard. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New York: Negro Universities Press, (1969). Facsimile reprint of the original 1873 first edition published by John Murray in London. Hardcover. Faint erasure to the title-page, minor rubbing, else near fine in brown cloth, spine titles gilt; without dust jacket, as issued. Octavo. 271 pages; indexed. Large folding map at front. 
Also includes JOURNEY OF THE POMBEIROS: P.J. Baptista and Amaro Jose, Across Africa from Angola to Tette on the Zambeze, translated by B.A. Beadle and a RESUME OF THE JOURNEY OF MM. MONTEIRO AND GAMITTO by Dr. C.T. Beke. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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8 Cottrell, Leonard WONDERS OF THE WORLD
New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc., (1959). First edition. Hardcover. Uniform offsetting to the front endsheet, else very good plus in violet linen over blue boards; in a near fine dust jacket with a hint of wear to the upper and lower spine ends. 
The stories of the seven wonders of the world are told with historical and travel details, and with interesting associated trivia notes. The author also chose to discuss an additional seven wonders of the modern world. 249 pages; and index. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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(San Francisco): Published by John Howell--Books, 1965. B0007DTOGQ First edition of this translation. One of 1250 copies designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Hardcover. Fine in decorative cloth with gilt spine titles. Quarto. [117] pages. Appendices, glossary, references and an index. Illustrated with plates from color lithographs. Two folding maps. 
Padre Francisco Tomás Garcés (1738-1781), a Spanish Franciscan priest, was a missionary who explored much of the southwestern part of North America, including what is now Arizona and southern California. He was killed in a Yuma Indian uprising. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Isherwood, Christopher THE CONDOR AND THE COWS: A South American Travel-Diary
New York: Random House, (1949). B0007DVOT6 First edition, first printing. In gilt-stamped black cloth shelfback over composition binding, map-decorated endsheets; illustrated dust jacket. Hardcover. Bookstore label and penned name to front free endsheet, ding to upper edge rear cover, else about near fine, in a very good only dust jacket: age-darkened, nicked at spine ends and corners, tiny chip to interior spine panel, wear. 
In September 1947, long before mass tourism and with no knowledge of Spanish, Christopher Isherwood and his lover Bill Caskey left for a six-month tour of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Argentina. Title-page and photographs by Caskey. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Jackson, W. Turrentine WAGON ROADS WEST: A Study of Federal Road Surveys and Construction in the Trans-Mississippi West, 1846-1869
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1952. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Former owners 1954 dated address in ink to the half-title page, nearly fine in beige linen with burgundy titles to the front cover and spine; lacking the dust jacket. Octavo. 422 pages; notes; bibliography; and index. 
Map end-papers, and 20 maps throughout the text. A well-preserved, handsome, and significant study. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Jungman, Nico; text by Beatrix Jungman HOLLAND
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Some light use, mild wear, a few very faint stains to covers, scattered foxing within, thus near fine, in blue decorative cloth with gilt, orange, cream and green stamping; no dust jacket. 
Elaborately illustrated travel guide to the Low Countries, with 75 full-color, tissue-guarded plates by artist Nico Jungman, and text by his wife. 212 pages, plus 4 pages of ads at the rear. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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(Cambridge, MA): Da Capo Press/A member of the Perseus Books Group, (2004). 0306813645 / 9780306813641 First U.S. edition, first printing: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Biography of Mexico's first Mestizo--the illegitimate son of conquistador Hernan Cortes and a young native woman named Malinche--Martin was a child of two worlds and became emblematic of Mexico's dual heritage. Index. Bibliography. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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London: Williams and Norgate Ltd., (1939). First edition, first printing. Edited by A.W. Lawrence. Octavo. 291 pages; drawings, 129 photographs by the author. Hardcover. Foxing to page edges, endsheets, and lightly scattered within, very minor bumping to lower corner tips, thus near fine, in full olive-tan cloth with gilt spine lettering, black upper page-edge tint; in a fine, crisp, sharp, printed dust jacket. 
Posthumous collection of writings, edited by Lawrence's brother, A.W. Lawrence, containing all the previously uncollected writings by T.E. Lawrence about the East, including the full text of the suppressed introductory chapter to SEVEN PILLARS OF WISDOM. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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15 Lewis, David with George, Mimi ICEBOUND IN ANTARCTICA
New York/London: W.W. Norton & Company, (1988). 0393024873 / 9780393024876 First U.S. edition. Hardcover. A very nearly fine copy; in a photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows some faint age-toning. 242 pages, twenty-nine b&w photographs, two maps, and an index. 
An account of Lewis's six-man team exploration of Antarctica which involved becoming intentionally icebound to study the seals, penguins, and birds, and observe the flow and configuration of the icepack, but evolved into a study of human nature. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New York City: Chas. Fred. Heartman, (1915). First edition, first printing. One of 150 copies printed on Fabriano (Italian) hand-made paper, bound in faux-marble boards. Ex-library copy: officially discarded from the Burbank Public Library: spine repaired with black binder's tape, hand-lettered in white, front hinge cracked or torn in places, pocket and label to the front endpaper, wear to the shelf edges and corner tips. 
Tall thin octavo. 74 pages; frontispiece portrait drawing of Dr. Richard Lee Mason who made a journey in the late fall and early winter of 1819 from Philadelphia to Illinois, through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. Howes M-372. Scarce! 
Price: 75.00 USD
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17 Matthiessen, Peter AFRICAN SILENCES
New York: Random House, (1991). 0679400214 / 9780679400219 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket monoprint by Mary Frank. SIGNED by the author to the title-page. 
"A journey through Equatorial Africa to study the fate of elephants and other wildlife produces a somber chronicle of irrevocable loss, relieved only by noted naturalist and novelist Matthiessen's lucid prose and concluding intimations of some redress." 
Price: 35.00 USD
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18 May, Earl Chapin 2000 MILES THROUGH CHILE: The Land of More or Less
New York and London: The Century Co., (1924). B0006AJ640 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Mild use, hint of fading to spine, vintage bookplate to pastedown, thus near fine, in blue cloth decorated in darker blue, gilt; near fine pictorial dust jacket with a few tiny nicks to the spine ends and corner tips, a hint of darkening to spine panel. 
A lovely example of this classic account of a leisurely journey through Chile, broken up by many sojourns in cities and provinces. 462 pages. Illustrated with photographs. Fold-out map. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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London: Evans Brothers Limited, (1965). B000O8GPBQ First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Near fine in lime green boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with three fold-creases--to the front panel, spine, and rear panel. 8vo. 
An account of the anthropologist's expedition, with his wife and child, among the most primitive and isolated tribes of Brazil--the Sherente, and the Shavante. Illustrated with numerous black-and white photographs. 270 pages; and index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Morris, Jan TRAVELS
New York and London: Helen and Kurt Wolff/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1976). 0151910758 / 9780151910755 First U.S. edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in gilt-lettered green cloth shelfback over green boards; in an age-darkened, else near fine dust jacket. With six line drawings by Nicholas Hall. 
Eleven travel essays: evocations of cities as diverse as Hong Kong, Edinburgh, Singapore, Bath, Dublin and Washington, D.C.; a re-enactment of railroad travel across Canada in the 1920s; and a portrait of fourteenth-century Arab traveler, Ibn Batuta. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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