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COMPASSING THE VASTE GLOBE OF THE EARTH. Studies in the History of th the Hakluyt Society 1846-1996. With a complete List of the Society's Publications.

By: Bridges, R. C. and P.E. H. Hair

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 1996

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017437

Condition: Fine

Second Series, Volume 183. Octavo, light blue cloth covers with gilt ship design on top cover. Includes black and white illustrations and maps, plus indices; xi [1] 336 pages. Dust jacket has some rubbing, else Very Good. View more info

Travels of James Bruce Through Parts of Africa, Syria, Egypt, and Arabia into Abyssinia to Discover the Source of the Nile.

By: Bruce, James

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London and Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers: 1897

Edition: New and Expanded Edition.

Seller ID: 000017380

Condition: Very good

Eleven illustrations.12mo, 358 pages, marble endpapers. Full blue calf, raised bands, top edge gilt, with the emblem of Clifton College of Bristol, England, in gilt in the top cover. Covers scuffed at edges. View more info

EXPLORING WITH BYRD. Episodes From An Adventurous Life

By: Byrd, Rear Admiral Richard E., compiled and revised by

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Norwalk, CT, The Easton Press: (1990)

Seller ID: 12173

Condition: Fine

viii + 241 pages, octavo, reprint, "Collector's Edition." Includes black and white photo repros. Full gray leather with gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt. Silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker, Fine condition. Collector's Notes laid in. 041407A View more info

MEMORIALS OF THE LONG ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY, VOL. I; Journal of a Voyage to New York in 1679-80 by Jaspar Dankers and Peter Sluyter of Wiewerd in Friesland

By: Dankers, Jasper and Peter Sluyter

Price: $175.00

Publisher: Brooklyn Long Island Historical Society 1867,: 1867

Seller ID: 7524

Condition: Very good

Pages pp. xlvii + 440 + 12 folding plates,small 4to, hardcover. Translated from the original manuscript in Dutch for the Long Island Historical Society and edited by Henry C. Murphy. Approx. 24.5 x 16 cm, green pebbled cloth with gilt spine titles. 12 folding plates, some tinted. One cover edge lightly bumped, else very good condition. 042407C View more info

A VOYAGE ROUND THE WORLD Performed by Order of His Most Christian Majesty, In the Years 1766, 1767, 1768, and 1769 by Lewis De Bougainville.

By: De Bougainville, Lewis (Louis-Antoine, Comte de Bougainville 1729-1811)

Price: $650.00

Publisher: Dublin, Printed for J. Exshaw et al.: 1772

Seller ID: 000017313

Condition: Very good

Printed for J. Exshaw, H. Saunders, J. Potts, W. Sleater, D. Chamberlaine. E. Lynch, J. Williams, R. Moncrieffe, T. Walker, and C. Jenkins. Translated from the French by John Reinhold Forster. First Dublin edition, published in the same year as the London edition. xxxii [1] 480 pages . Blue boards with cream-colored paper spine. Folding map after the introduction:"Chart Shewing the Track round The World of the Boudeuse and Etoile under the Command of M. de Bougainville 1766-1769." The map has a small tape repair. The folding plate at p. 216 is a facsimile. Includes a "Taiti Vocabu... View more info


By: Frobisher, Martin. Edited by James McDermott.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 2001

Edition: first thus.

Seller ID: 000017329

ISBN: 0904180697

Condition: Fine

Thirs series, No. 6. Small quarto, navy blue cloth stamped in gilt xi [1] 268 pages. Black and white illustrations and maps, bibliography, and index. Book is in fien condition, dust jacket has slight sunning on spine, near fine. Laid in is a booklet from the Hakluyt Society published in 1998: The Hakluyt Society Annual Talk 1997: The Navigation of the Frobisher Voyages by James McDermott. The title on this 24 pages booklet is circled in red ink, else in very nice condition. This oversize book will incur additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Divers Voyages Touching the Discoverie of America and the llands adjacent unto the same.

By: Hakluyt, Richard

Price: $350.00

Publisher: London, Thomas Woodcocke: ca. 1900

Edition: facsimile edition

Seller ID: 000017635

Condition: Fine

12mo; bottom margin of one middle leaf roughly opened, three-quarter blue morocco, marbled paper, raised bands. Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Fine. [See Sabin 29593] View more info

VOYAGE TO THE EASTERN SEAS, in the year 1816, Including An Account of Captain Maxwell's Attack on the Batteries at Canton; and Notes of An Interview With Bonaparte at St. Helena, in August 1817.

By: Hall, Captain Basil.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: New York, G & C Carvill: 1827

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000016134

Condition: Good

12 mo, 331 pages, brown cloth covers; re-backed with part of original spine and only partially legible label laid down. Some foxing throughout, scuffed covers. "...a part of this volume appeared ten years ago, under the title of a Voyage to Loo Choo; but that the first two chapters, which treat of Java and the coast of the Yellow Sea, as well as the two last which relate to Bonaparte and to Sir Murray Maxwell's attack on the Chinese Batteries are entirely new..." --from the author's advertisement in the beginning of the book. 061507B View more info


By: Halley, EdmOnd. Edited by Norman J. W. THrower.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 1981

Edition: first thus.

Seller ID: 000017439

ISBN: 0904180026

Condition: Fine

Second Series, Volumes 156, 157. Octavo, light blue cloth cover with gilt ship design on top cover; Vol. 1 is 392 pages. Illustrated with black and white illustrations, and maps, some folding. Volume 2 is a portfoilio with two facsimile maps (one with two sheets). Dust jackets are sunned at spines and rubbed. View more info

KANTUTA, In the Wake of the Kon-Tiki. (Twice Across the Pacific on a Raft) Souvenir Program ( of the film of the same name)

By: Ingris, Eduard and Nina

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Van Nuys, California, Ingris Productions: (1968)

Edition: First

Seller ID: 000017592

Condition: Very Good

Pictorial card covers, approx. 8 3/8" wide by 11" tall; unpaginated, but with ten leaves. Includes many black and white photo reproductions. Attached to the rear inside cover is a record sleeve with a 45 rpm original recording by orchestras from Lima, Peru with "Let's Go to Polynesia" on side one and "Kantuta" on side two . Eduard Ingris crossed the Pacific on two expeditions, the Kantuta and Kantuta II, on a balsa wood raft, similar to the Kon-Tiki expedition. He was also a composer and filmmaker. View more info


By: Jobson, Richard. Edited by David P. Gamble and P. E. H. Hair.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 1999

Edition: first edition thus

Seller ID: 000017330

ISBN: 0904180646

Condition: Fine

Third Series, Volume 2. Small quarto, navy cloth stamped in gilt, xvi + 341 pages. Two color plates plus other illustrations and maps in black and white. Includes appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. "Jobson's account, almost entirely original, has special interest in its author's observations on the African scene...Jobson discusses such topics as local agriculture and trade, the role of Islam, political culture, and the position of women." This oversize book will incur additional charges for expedited or international delivery. View more info


By: Lobo, Jeronimo.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 1984

Edition: first thus.

Seller ID: 000017435

Condition: Very good

Second Series, Volume 162. Translated by Donald M. Lockhart. From the Portuguese Text Established and Edited by M.G. Da Costa. With an Introduction and Notes by C. F. Beckingham. Octavo, light blue cloth covers with gilt ship design on top cover. Includes black and white illustrations, index; xxxvi [2] 417 pages.. Some light soil on rear panel of dust jacket. "Jeronimo Lobo was the last survivor of the small band of Jesuit Fathers who tried, with a measure of success, to reconcile Ethiopia to the Church of Rome. His life was long and adventurous..." --from the dust jacket. View more info


By: Lorimer, Joyce

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 1989

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 000017436

ISBN: 0904180271

Condition: Fine

Second Series, Volume 171. Octavo, blue cloth covers with gilt ship design on top cover. Includes black and white illustrations and maps, references, and index; xxvi + 499 pages. Dust jacket has some rubbing , else Very Good. View more info

THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF CAPTAIN G. F. LYON OF H.M.S. HECLA During the Recent Voyage of Discovery Under Captain Parry 1821-1823.

By: Lyon, Captain G. F. Intrpduction and Illustrations by James A. Houston

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Barre, Massachusetts, Imprint Society: 1970

Edition: limited edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 000018164

Condition: Fine

Quarto, (approx. 8" wide by 12" tall) xvii [4] + 297 pages. Includes folding map and black and white illustrations. Number 110 of 1950 copies, numbered, and signed by the illustrator. Black cloth spine over blue-gray boards. Book is in fine condition Slipcase has some sunning. "...probably the single most productive voyage in the quest for the Northwest Passage." This oversize book may incur additional shipping charges. View more info

HISTOIRE DES AVENTURIERS FLIBUSTIERS Qui se sont Signales Dans les Indes.;... Tome Premier

By: Oexmelin, Alexandre Olivier (Exquemelin)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: a Lyon, Chez Benoit & Joseph Duplain Pere & Fils: 1774

Edition: Nouvelle Edition

Seller ID: 000017516

Condition: Good

Title continues: Contenant ce qu'ils y ont fait de remarquable, avec la vie, las moeurs & les coutumes des Boucaniers, & des habitans de S. Domingue & de la Tortue; une description exacte de ces lieux, & un etat des Offices, taut Ecclesiastiques que Seculiers, & ce que les grands Princes de l'Europe y possedent. Corrigee & augmentee de l'Histoire des Pirares Anglois, depuisleur etablissem nt dansI'lsle de la Providence jusqu'a a present. des16 mo (approx. 3 3/4" w by 6 5/8" h). Full calf, gilt on spine; top of spine repaired; small abrasion on top cover. [2] [i-x] 394 [1] Pirates, Expl... View more info

PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMAGE (PVRCHAS) Or Relations of the World and the Religions Observed in All Ages and Places Discouered from the Creation vnto This Present. In Fovre Parts. This First Containeth a Theological and Geographical Historie of Asia, Africa, and America with the Jlands Adjacent...

By: Purchas , Samuel (Pvrchas).

Price: $2,400.00

Publisher: London, Printed by William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone: 1614

Edition: The Second Edition, Much Enlarged with Additions Through the whole Work

Seller ID: 000018419

Condition: Very Good

Approx. 28.5 cm by 19 cm (11 3/8" tall by 71/2" wide) , Paneled calf, rebacked, l[28], 331, 330-851, 862-899, 900-918, [36] p; last page of index and errata page repaired at corner.With the bookplate and coat of arms of Edward Disbrowe Esq. / Walton Derbyshire on the front paste-down endpaper. One cover corner bumped and cracked, some wear at other corners. Light, scattered foxing. Crease on front blank. STC (2nd ed) 20506. Sabin 66679 View more info

THE PURCHAS HANDBOOK. Studies of the life, times, and writings of Samuel Purchas 1577-1626. 2 volumes.

By: Purchas, Samuel. Pennington, L. E., Editor.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 1997

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 000017442

ISBN: 0904180549

Condition: Fine

With bibliographies of his books and of works about him. Second Series, No. 185, and No. 185. Volume I: xvii [1], 1- 380 pages. Volume II: vii [3] 383-811. Dust jackets have a little rubbing and sunning on spines. Additional postage charges will apply for this two volume set. View more info


By: Quinn, D. B., editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000017444

ISBN: 0521202124

Condition: Very good

Volume I: Second Series, No. 144, xxvi + 331 pages.Volume II: Second Series, No. 145; xiii [3] 335-707 pages. Light blue cloth covers with gilt ship design on top covers. Illustrated in black and white with plates and maps, some folding. Dust jackets have a little sunning, and a few small chips on spines. Extra postage will be requested for international orders for this two volume set. View more info

THE GENERAL HISTORIE OF VIRGINIA, NEW ENGLAND & THE SUMMER ISLES Together with The True Travels, Adventures and Observations, and A Sea Grammar. 2 volumes

By: Smith, John Captaine.

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Glasgow, James MacLehose and Sons: 1907

Seller ID: 000017895

Condition: Very good

Red cloth covers with gilt spine titles and decoration. Illustrated in black and white, with many folding plates. Untrimmed edges, and the pages of Volume 2 are largely unopened. Printed in an edition of 1000 copies. Some light tanning on endpapers; light scattered foxing on a few pages, first and last. View more info

THE CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITION 1844-1846. The Journals of Charles Sturt.

By: Sturt, Charles. Edited by Richard C. Davis.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, The Hakluyt Society: 2002

Edition: First thus.

Seller ID: 000017328

ISBN: 0904180808

Condition: Fine

Quarto, Navy blue covers stamped in gilt, lxxi + 366 pages. With illustrations, map, bibliography, and index. Third series, No. 10. Dust jacket spine a bit sunned. THis oversize book will incur additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info