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Exploration and Adventure

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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 7¾" - 9¾" 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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A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (Könemann Classics), Bird, Isabella
6 Bird, Isabella A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (Könemann Classics)
Köln Könemann 2000 3829053908 / 9783829053907 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 16mo 
218 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Large faint stain to lower half of blue cloth boards. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Black-and-white illustrations in the text. "'Between two and three I was awoke by the cabin being shifted from underneath by the wind, and the sheet was frozen to my lips. I put out my hands, and the bed was thickly covered with fine snow. I lay in bed freezing till sunrise, when some of the men came to see if I 'was alive'. I dressed standing in snow, and my brushes, boots and etceteras were covered with snow.' An unfazed Victorian lady." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Englishwoman in America, Bird, Isabella
7 Bird, Isabella The Englishwoman in America
Köln Könemann 2000 3829058047 / 9783829058049 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Near Fine 16mo 
376 pp. Large faint stain to lower half of blue cloth boards. Previous owner's name inked to front free endpaper. "'He said he had cut his wife's throat, and that her ghost was after him. I looked at his eyes, and saw at once that I was in the company of a madman. He then said that he was king of the island of Montreal, and that he had murdered his wife because she was going to betray him to the Queen of England.' A hapless damsel visits the North American wilds." 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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8 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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Vanished Kingdoms: A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China, and Mongolia 1921-1925, Cabot, Mabel H.
9 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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10 Charlwood, Don Wrecks & Reputations: The Loss of the Schomberg and Loch Ard
Australia Angus & Robertson 1978 0207135479 / 9780207135477 Reprint Soft Cover Good+ 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" 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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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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The Coldest Climb: The Winter Ascent of Mt McKinley, Davidson, Art
13 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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Conquest: A New History of the Modern World, Day, David
14 Day, David Conquest: A New History of the Modern World
Sydney HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd 2005 0732277655 / 9780732277659 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
370 pp. Very light edgewear to illustrated covers; lower front corner a little creased. A few small splotches and faint discolouration to edges of text block. Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. List of Maps; Endnotes; Select Bibliography; Index. "As David Day makes clear in this fascinating new book, no society on earth has been in continuous occupation of the land it has come to regard as its own. Behind the acquisition of land by humans in the recorded history of our species lies not only the high but bloody drama of conquest and empire, but also a magnificent though sometimes fraudulent web of acquisitory rituals, legal fictions, ruses and mythologies by which land is to be acquired or taken." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Mr. Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power, and Theatre on the Bounty, Dening, Greg
15 Dening, Greg Mr. Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power, and Theatre on the Bounty
Cambridge and New York Cambridge University Press 1992 0521383706 / 9780521383707 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Octavo 
445 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Small spot of erasure abrasion to front free endpaper. A few (coffee?) stains to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. List of Illustrations; Notes; Reference Bibliography; Index. "Greg Dening has produced a powerful new account of an event that has, over two centuries, helped to define our modern understandings of tyranny and resistance. His tale about Bligh and the mutineers is imaginative and learned, engaging and entertaining, much to be enjoyed by anyone interested in the society and culture of wooden ships and iron men." -- Marcus Rediker, Georgetown University 
Price: 15.00 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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Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak, Dickinson, Matt
17 Dickinson, Matt Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
HarperCollins Publishers 2002 0060188065 / 9780060188061 Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket (as issued) Square Quarto 
In publisher's shrink-wrap (shrink-wrap is torn along one seam; no damage to the book). Includes, along with a history of climbing Mt Everest, laid-in reproductions of an early (1921) map of Everest; the diary of Maurice Wilson, the envelope found on George Mallory's body, and an authentic prayer flag from Nepal. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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Terra Australis Incognita: The Spanish Quest for the Mysterious Great South Land, Estensen, Miriam
18 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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The Naturalist's Garden, Feltwell, John. Foreword by Anthony Huxley
19 Feltwell, John. Foreword by Anthony Huxley The Naturalist's Garden
London Ebury Press 1987 0852236611 / 9780852236611 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto 
160 pp. Very light edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. A little scuffing to edges of text block. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. "The beauty and variety of our modern gardens owe much to the discoveries of early naturalists. In this fascinating book their explorations are outlined and lavishly illustrated with over 250 photographs, prints and paintings. The Naturalist's Garden will inspire the enthusiast to create a beautiful garden, sympathetic to the needs of both plants and wildlife today." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Trim, Flinders, Matthew
20 Flinders, Matthew Trim
Sydney and London William Collins 1977 0001850288 / 9780001850286 First Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto Annette Macarthur-Onslow 
31 pp. Extremely light general and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. Just a little edgewear to illustrated boards. Faint foxing to upper edge of text block. Shallow crease to first two pages. Internally clean and solidly bound. Black-and-white drawings in the text. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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