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Exploration and Adventure

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Exploration and Adventure

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William Dampier in New Holland:  Australia's First Natural Historian, George, Alex S.
21 George, Alex S. William Dampier in New Holland: Australia's First Natural Historian
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia Bloomings Books 1999 1876473126 / 9781876473129 First Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Octavo 
xx, 171 pp. Extremely light wrinkling to upper edge of unclipped dustjacket. Very light wear to boards at base of spine. All else as new. Colour illustrations throughout. Chronology, appendix, bibliography, index. "A pirate who collected plant specimens as his booty?" 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Description de l'Egypte: Publiée par les ordres de Napoléon Bonaparte. Complete Edition, Gilles Neret; France
22 Gilles Neret; France Description de l'Egypte: Publiée par les ordres de Napoléon Bonaparte. Complete Edition
Köln Taschen 1995 3822889644 / 9783822889640 Reprint Paperback Very Good 12mo 
1007 pp. Trilingual Edition (French, German, and English). Very light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Short/shallow creases to upper corners of first 40 or so pages. Otherwise Internally clean, bright, solidly bound. Colour and black-and-white illustrations. "200 years ago, in 1798, Napoleon's attempt to conquer Egypt was a mad dream, a fiasco, but it gave rise to a new science: Egyptology. The 3,000 illustrations brought back from the expedition were published by order of the Emperor. They constitute invaluable testimony and we have reproduced them in full." 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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23 Hall, Lincoln Douglas Mawson: The Life of an Explorer
Sydney New Holland 2000 1864366702 / 9781864366709 First Australian Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good + Quarto 
224 pp. Very light wear to edges of unclipped dustwrapper. Tiny chips at corners. Internally unmarked and solidly bound. Maps to eps. Illustrated with b/w photographs. 
Price: 30.00 AUD
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24 Heath, Byron Discovering the Great South Land
Dural Delivery Centre, NSW Rosenberg Publishing 2005 1877058319 / 9781877058318 First Paperback Very Good Octavo 
192 pp. Very light general and edgewear to illustrated wraps. Corners a little curled. Spine uncreased; internally as new. Illustrated with b/w and colour maps and plates. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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Mary Kingsley, Howard, Cecil
25 Howard, Cecil Mary Kingsley
London Hutchinson 1959 Third Impression Hard Cover Goo Good Octavo 
231 pp. Light general and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. including small tears to top of spine panel. Bookseller stamp, and prev. owner's inked name, to ffep. Otherwise clean, tightly bound. Maps to endpapers (West Africa, and French Equatorial Africa). "One of the select number of Victorian women who turn all ideas of the word Victorian upside-down, Mary Kingsley was a great, but also an attractive, human being. There is a unique charm in her unconsciousness that her achievements as an explorer and naturalist were anything out of the ordinary, or that the study of fetish was less usual for young ladies than Berlin wool work." 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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26 Hueneke, Klaus One Step at a Time
Palmerston, ACT, Australia Tabletop Press 1999 0958704937 / 9780958704939 First Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
255 pp. Very light shelfwear, otherwise as new. Autobiography of the founder of Tabletop Press, author of many books about the Australian High Country. 
Price: 20.00 AUD
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27 Joy, William The Other Side of the Hill: 200 Years of Australian Exploration
Australia Doubleday 1984 086824094X / 9780868240947 First Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
252pp. Numerous b&w illustrations. Maps to endpapers. Excellent condition internally, some light edgewear to boards. Dustjacket with light to moderate edgewear. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo, Kennedy, Pagan
28 Kennedy, Pagan Black Livingstone: A True Tale of Adventure in the Nineteenth-Century Congo
Viking 2002 0670030368 / 9780670030361 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Octavo 
237 pp. This book is in as new condition. Maps of the Congo to endpapers. Black-and-white plates. Acknowledgements, notes, bibliography, index. "This is a gripping tale. Pagan Kennedy takes us through William Sheppard's extraordinary adventures and eventful life with humor, insight and elegance. You don't have to be an expert on Africa, just a student of human nature, to want to keep reading this book to the end." 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle: The Journals that Revealed Nature's Grand Plan, Kerrigan, Michael
29 Kerrigan, Michael Charles Darwin's The Voyage of the Beagle: The Journals that Revealed Nature's Grand Plan
Sydney ABC Books 2001 0733316115 / 9780733316111 First Australian Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Quarto Wolfgang Kaehler, Photography 
208 pp. Light general and edgewear to unclipped dustjacket. Light wear to lower board edges. Internally unmarked; solidly bound. Maps to endpapers. Bibliography; Index. "A revealing firsthand account based on Darwin's original expedition journals. Spectacular photographs featuring pristine land- and seascapes as well as the animals, plants and peoples encountered along the route. Explanatory sidebars and special features. Historical maps and illustrations. Epilogue assessing the legacy of the Beagle voyage and its relevance today." 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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30 Knox-Johnston, Robin The Columbus Venture
London BBC Books 1991 0563360909 / 9780563360902 First Fine Near Fine Octavo 
208 pp. A few fine wrinkles to edges of unclipped dw. Illustrated with b/w maps, diagrams and drawings, and colour and b/w plates. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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31 Ley, Charles David (ed.) Portuguese Voyages 1498-1663
Geneva Edito-Service / Heron Books 1970 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket (as issued) 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xxvii, 360 pp. Small puncture to lower front edge of blue faux leather boards. Some scuffing and discolouration to edges of text block. Internally unmarked, unwrinkled, solidly bound. Decorated eps and blue bound-in placekeeping ribbon. First-person and contemporaneous accounts of early Portuguese exploration including The Route to India, 1497-8; The Discovery of Brazil, 1500; The Lands of Prester John, 1520-6; The Furthest East, 1537-58; The Tragic History of the Sea, 1552 and 1585; The Jesuits in Abyssinia, 1625-34; Overland Return from India, 1663. B/w illustrations. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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32 Lloyd, Christopher The Search for the Niger
London Collins 1973 0002117428 / 9780002117425 First Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
220 pp. Dustjacket, now protected in archival mylar, is price clipped and has light discolouration along the upper edge. Maroon cloth boards are square and clean. Sticker residue to front pastedown. Illustrated with b/w plates and maps. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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33 MacDonald, J. F. Zambesi River
London Macmillan Pty. Ltd. 1955 First Hard Cover Good No Jacket Octavo 
viii, 236 pp. Light wear to grey cloth boards. Foxing to edges of text block. Some offsetting to eps. Occasional foxing throughout. At least one instance of pencilled annotation. Fold-out map. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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The Discovery and Exploration of the Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River - Part II Vol XLIV (New Series), Australian Historical Monographs, Mackaness, George (Editor, notes, commentary)
34 Mackaness, George (Editor, notes, commentary) The Discovery and Exploration of the Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River - Part II Vol XLIV (New Series), Australian Historical Monographs
Dubbo Review Publications 1979 Limited Reprint Paperback, stapled Very Good Small Octavo 
55 pp. A little very light rust staining to pages at staples. All else as new. Part II only. Contains (a) Report of an Expedition to Survey Port Curtis, Moreton Bay and Port Bowen, wiuth a view to form Convict Penal Settlements there, by John Oxley, Surveyor General. (b) An Extract from John Oxley's MS. Field Book. (c) John Uniacke's Narrative of the same Expedition. (d) Narrative of Thomas Pamphlet, taken down by John Uniacke. With four illustrations. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Australian Historical Monographs - Some Fictional Voyages to Australia - Vol XXXVII, Mackaness, George, editor, notes and commentary
35 Mackaness, George, editor, notes and commentary Australian Historical Monographs - Some Fictional Voyages to Australia - Vol XXXVII
Dubbo Review Publications 1979 Limited Reprint Paperback, stapled Very Good Small Octavo 
12 pp. Very light edgewear, staples a little rusted. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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36 MacLean, Alistair Captain Cook
London Book Club Associates 1972 0002111438 / 9780002111430 First Thus Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
192 pp. Colour and b&w illustrations/plates. Very light foxing to page edges. Boards with lightly bumped corners and light edgewear. Pen markings to front board. Dustjacket with overall light creasing and general wear, some edgewear with small tears at corners. 
Price: 18.00 AUD
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37 Maitland, Alexander Speke and the discovery of the source of the Nile
London Constable & Co. 1971 0094574308 / 9780094574304 First Hard Cover Very Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
245 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable archival mylar sleeve, is price clipped and has light foxing to reverse side. Foxing to upper edge of text block and verso of frontis. Otherwise internally unmarked and solidly bound. Illustrated with b/w plates and sketch map of the Lakes Region by the author. 
Price: 25.00 AUD
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On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers (Century Travellers), Marsden, Kate. Introduction by Eric Newby
38 Marsden, Kate. Introduction by Eric Newby On Sledge and Horseback to Outcast Siberian Lepers (Century Travellers)
London Century Hutchinson 1986 0712694617 / 9780712694612 Reprint Paperback Good Octavo 
243 pp. Originally published 1892. Light general and edgewear to illustrated covers. Spine lightly sunned. Faint scuffing and small dents to edges of text block. A little faint and partly erased pencilled underlining and marginal notation to introduction. A black-and-white map of Siberia has been partially coloured in. Otherwise internally unmarked and solidly bound. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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Darwin and Huxley in Australia, Marshall, Alan John
39 Marshall, Alan John Darwin and Huxley in Australia
Sydney Hodder and Stoughton 1970 0340126396 / 9780340126394 First Hard Cover Very Good Good Octavo 
142 pp. General and edgewear to price-clipped dustjacket. A little wear to black cloth boards; faint foxing to upper edge of text block. Text is clean; solidly bound. "These two thoughtful young men [Darwin and T.H. Huxley] were years later to produce one of the greatest intellectual upheavals in the history of mankind, but they scarcely made a ripple in the turbulent stream of colonial affairs of the day. This brilliant account of their activities by the late Professor Jock Marshall is one of the finest pieces of Australiana to be published for many years." 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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40 Martelli, George Livingstone's River: A History of the Zambezi Expedition 1858-1864
London Chatto & Windus 1970 0701115270 / 9780701115272 First Hard Cover Good Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
xi, 260 pp. Dustwrapper, now protected in removable archival mylar sleeve, is price clipped and has light general and edgewear. Light edgewear to blue cloth boards, spine very slightly canted. Foxing to upper edge of text block. Internally clean and solidly bound. Illustrated with black-and-white photos and maps, including fold-out map of the area of the Zambesi Expedition. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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