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Exploration and Adventure

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The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape (New Horizons), Anne Hugon
1 Anne Hugon The Exploration of Africa: From Cairo to the Cape (New Horizons)
London and New York Thames & Hudson Ltd 1993 0500300275 / 9780500300275 Paperback Near Fine 12 mo 
175 pp. A little wear to upper edge of text block. All else as new. Colour and black-and-white illustrations throughout. "'Dr Livingstone, I presume.' Everyone knows Stanley's famous words. But what of the other great explorers of the mysterious interior of Africa? Speke, Grant, Baker, Kingsley: in the space of barely fifty years these extraordinary men and women travelled to the sources of the Nile and tracked the course of the Congo and Zambezi. Yet their achievements led to commercial exploitation and ruthless colonization. This is the story of physical horrors endured, euphoric success, and the dramatic consequences of a momentous meeting of cultures." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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2 Aughton, Peter Resolution: Captain Cook's Second Voyage of Discovery
London Phoenix 2005 0753820382 / 9780753820384 Reprint Paperback Near Fine 12mo 
xiv, 224 pp. A little yellowing to edges of text block. Illustrated with b/w maps in the text and colour plates. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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3 Axelson, Eric Congo to Cape: Early Portuguese Explorers
London Faber 1973 0751095615 First Hard Cover Very Good Good + 8vo 
224 pp. Light edgewear to unclipped dustwrapper. Very light rubbing to corners of orange cloth boards. Faint foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally unmarked, uncreased and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. 
Price: 32.00 AUD
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4 Bassett, Jan, editor Great Explorations: An Australian Anthology
Melbourne Oxford University Press Australia 1996 0195537416 / 9780195537413 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
xvii, 317 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable clear sleeve, is not price clipped but has very light wrinkling along upper edge. Black cloth boards have a little wear to edges, esp. at corners and extremities of backstrip. Unobtrusive rem mark to lower edge of text block near base of spine. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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5 Bickel, Lennard Shackleton's Forgotten Argonauts
Melbourne Macmillan 1982 0333338677 / 9780333338674 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xiii, 230 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected, is not price clipped and is just slightly discoloured along upper edge. Light foxing to upper edge of text block. A little edgewear to red cloth boards. Internally as new. 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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6 Bovill, E. W. The Niger Explored
London Oxford University Press 1968 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
xi, 263 pp. Dustwrapper is unclipped, but has some edgewear including wrinkling and rubbing. Foxing to upper and fore edges of text block. Illustrated with 10 b/w maps in the text and b/w plates. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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7 Branston, Brian The Last Great Journey on Earth
London Hodder & Stoughton 1970 0340106298 / 9780340106297 First Hard Cover Good Good Octavo 
256 pp. general and edgewear to unclipped dustwrapper. 2cm closed tear to upper front panel. Slight bumping to corners of green cloth boards. Some foxing to edges of text block and first few pages. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Maps to eps. Black-and-white photog. plates. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China, and Mongolia 1921-1925, Cabot, Mabel H.
8 Cabot, Mabel H. Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China, and Mongolia 1921-1925
New York Aperture 2003 1931788081 / 9781931788083 Third Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Landscape Quarto 
190 pp. Extremely light creasing to upper edge of unclipped dj. Dents to lower edges of boards. Faint stain (possibly sticker residue) to front pastedown. Internally as new. The explorations and photographs (colour and b/w) of Janet and Frederick Wulsin. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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9 Charlwood, Don Wrecks & Reputations: The Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard
Australia Angus & Robertson 1978 0207135479 / 9780207135477 Reprint Soft Cover Good+ 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
190pp. Illustrations, b&w plates section, maps to endpapers. "Special Centenary Edition." "The Schomberg and the Loch Ard were the pride of their lines; magnificent colonial clippers making their hazardous way between England and Australia packed with immigrants. But danger and destruction loomed on the jagged cliffs of Bass Strait." Excellent condition internally, some light wear to page edges. Wraps with light edgewear, creasing to spine. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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The Trading Voyages of Andrew Cheyne 1841-1844. No. 3 of the Pacific History Series, Cheyne, Andrew. Edited by Dorothy Shineberg
10 Cheyne, Andrew. Edited by Dorothy Shineberg The Trading Voyages of Andrew Cheyne 1841-1844. No. 3 of the Pacific History Series
Canberra Australian National University Press 1971 0708101259 / 9780708101254 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
351 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Orange cloth boards are square and clean, with small chips to ends of spine. Previous owner's name inked to ffep.Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Maps to endpapers. References; Index; List of Maps: List of Cheyne's own sketches and maps. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Discovery of the American West, Chilton, Charles
11 Chilton, Charles Discovery of the American West
London/Melbourne Hamlyn/Sun Books 1970 Paperback Very Good 12 mo 
160 pp.Very slightly worn at top and bottom edges, and very slight fading near top edge on front cover. Colour maps and drawings throughout. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition, Cookman, Scott
12 Cookman, Scott Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition
New York Wiley 2000 0471377902 / 9780471377900 First Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good Octavo 
244 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Faint dust foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally as new. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. Bibliography, index. "For a century and a half, the question of what happened to the Franklin Expedition -- the worst disaster in the history of polar exploration -- has remained a puzzle. Now, based on original research in British Admiralty records, author Scott Cookman re-creates the full story of the ill-fated expedition and reveals a frightening new explanation for one of the most enduring mysteries in the annals of exploration." -- Nathan Miller (We will be including, gratis, a nice copy of Franklin's account of his earlier (1819) polar expedition, "Journey to the Polar Sea", Konemann Travel Classics, with this order. Unfortunately, only to addresses within Australia.) 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary, Darwin, Charles (Edited by R. D. Keynes)
13 Darwin, Charles (Edited by R. D. Keynes) Charles Darwin's Beagle Diary
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2001 0521003172 / 9780521003179 First Paperback Paperback Very Good 0ctavo 
xxix, 464 pp. A few shallow dents to edges of text block. Faint yellowing to edges of text block and outer page margins. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. References; Biographical Register; Index. "This edition has been revised according to modern standards of transcription, with comprehensive footnotes relating diary entries to the highlights of the geological and zoological observations that Darwin recorded in his field notebooks. Maps, engravings and diagrams taken from Volumes 1 and 2 of the 'Narrative' have been included to further enrich the entries." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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The Coldest Climb: The Winter Ascent of Mt McKinley, Davidson, Art
14 Davidson, Art The Coldest Climb: The Winter Ascent of Mt McKinley
London The Bodley Head 1970 037001331X / 9780370013312 First British Hard Cover Good Fair Octavo 
218 pp. General and edgewear to unclipped dj, including rubbing, stains, closed tears, creasing. Corners of blue boards a little bumped, small tear to lower edge of front board. Foxing to edges of text block. Internally clean and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates. "A book which takes the reader deep into the emotions that can separate, or unite, a party on a difficult and dangerous climb." 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Spice Adventurers: The Original Logs of the Ship Gelderland 1601-1603, De Jong, Adriaan
15 De Jong, Adriaan Spice Adventurers: The Original Logs of the Ship Gelderland 1601-1603
Fremantle Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation 2002 0958053618 / 9780958053617 First Paperback Near Fine Folio 
216 pp. Very light wear (creases, scuffing) to lower edge of covers and text block. All else as new. Gatefold flaps. Reproductions of coloured antique maps inside front and back covers. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. "Exploring new lands, trading for a fortune in spices, battling for the domination of the spice trade. Exorcisms, keel-hauling, deaths at sea, discovering exotic birds and fish." 
Price: 40.00 AUD
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The Bounty: An Ethnographic History (Melbourne University History Monographs, 1), Dening, Greg
16 Dening, Greg The Bounty: An Ethnographic History (Melbourne University History Monographs, 1)
Parkville History Department, University of Melbourne 1988 0868398209 / 9780868398204 First Paperback Very Good Small Octavo 
119 pp. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers; warping to upper front cover, no other sign of staining. Faint pencilled price mark to first page; otherwise internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings, maps. Includes Reflection: History as a Symbol Science. Sources. 
Price: 50.00 AUD
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Terra Australis Incognita: The Spanish Quest for the Mysterious Great South Land, Estensen, Miriam
17 Estensen, Miriam Terra Australis Incognita: The Spanish Quest for the Mysterious Great South Land
Crows Nest NSW Allen & Unwin 2006 1741750547 / 9781741750546 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
xi, 274 pp. Very slight wrinkling to upper edge of unclipped dustwrapper. Small splotch to outer margin of two facing pages. All else as new. Illustrated with b/w map. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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18 Fuller, Alexandra Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier
London Picador 2004 0330434357 / 9780330434355 Reprint Paperback Good+ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
256 pp. Light wear to wraps, lower corner bumped, spine uncreased, edges of text block a little yellowed. Internally clean and solidly bound. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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19 Gascoigne, John Joseph Banks and the English Enlightenment: Useful Knowledge and Polite Culture
Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne Cambridge University Press 1994 0521450772 / 9780521450775 First Hard Cover Very Good + Very Good + Small Quarto 
xi, 324 pp. Extremely light wrinkling to edges of illustrated dustwrapper, unclipped and now protected in removable clear sleeve. Book has light wear to corners and extremities of backstrip. Internally as new. Black-and -white illustrations. 
Price: 75.00 AUD
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William Dampier in New Holland:  Australia's First Natural Historian, George, Alex S.
20 George, Alex S. William Dampier in New Holland: Australia's First Natural Historian
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Bloomings Books 1999 1876473126 / 9781876473129 First Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
xx, 171 pp. Colour illustrations throughout. Chronology, appendix, bibliography, index. "A pirate who collected plant specimens as his booty?" 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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