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Life and Adventures of Nansen; The Great Arctic Explorer

By: Bain, J. Arthur

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, The Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd.:

Seller ID: 004408


Original grey hardcover on boards. Cover states The Evergreen Library, and lower spine states Simpkin in usual publisher's name spot. Front hinge lightly cracked, and first free endpaper missing. Over 50 illustrations highlight the adventures and explorations of Nansen, a brilliant inventor, explorer, and (eventually) Nobel recipient. This book is confined to events of 1880-1899. 449 pp. View more info

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The Frozen Zone and Its Explorers; Illustrated

By: Baldwin, Gage and Hyde

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Hartford, CT, Columbian Book Company: 1874

Seller ID: 007947


Original full brown leather on stiff boards. Title page missing, and pp. 367-8 separated but present. Binding shaken, but holding. 800 pp. Heavy book might need extra postage. View more info

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Blown to Bits or The Lonely Man of Rankata (A Tale of the Malay Archipelago)

By: Ballantyne, R.M.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, James Nisbet & Co.: 1889

Edition: First Edition (No Additional printings)

Seller ID: 011837


Fully illustrated red cloth on boards. Minor corner and edge wear, and lightly cracked hinges. Gift note dated 1889. In the words of a reviewer for The Academy, this is Ballantyne's best work. Much more than a novel for juveniles, it provides an all-round understanding of the 1883 explosion of the Krakatoa volcano. There is romance and comic relief, too, as Nigel meets Winnie. It might best be described as one of those "shots heard around the world." 438 pp. View more info

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La Croisiere Du Vengeur; Au Coeur De L'Afrique

By: Bridges, T.C.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Paris, Fernand Nathan:

Seller ID: 006780


Original colour-illustrated paper boards. Text in French. Traduit de l'anglais par Suzanne Clot. Bookplate of Beaverbrook (Lord Beaverbrook - Max Aitken) and stamp of The Old Manse Library, Newcastle, N.B., his home town. Date Due slip removed. Cover bright, interior clean. Some wear to spine and lower corner tips. 255 pp. View more info

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The Wild Northland; Being the Story of a Winter Journey, with Dog, Across Northern North America

By: Butler, Gen. Sir William Francis

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Courier Press, Limited: 1911

Seller ID: 008254


Original red cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. Miffed that he wasn't selected to look for Livingstone, the author set out alone across the far North - "a winter's walk through more distant wilds." - ix. The quality of writing is exceptional. 360 pp. View more info

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Death in the Silent Places

By: Capstick, Peter Hathaway

Price: $15.00

Publisher: N.Y., St. Martin's Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition Stated

Seller ID: 006399


Original black paper boards. Colour photo DJ unclipped, but top back corner tip missing. Reviews of another of this author's titles testify to his "flair for describing the hunt...in gruesome, realistic terms." - DJ. Photos of huge tiger and lions as well as others. 258 pp. View more info

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The Life and Voyages of Captain James Cook

By: Cash, C.G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son, Ltd.:

Seller ID: 008218


Original illustrated green cloth on boards. Large initials, G.T.P. stamped on first free endpaper. Story is divided into three parts corresponding with three voyages over a period of twelve years. New to me was the knowledge that natives have been surfboarding since at least 1780 ! 192 pp. View more info

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The Rivers Ran East

By: Clark, Leonard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Funk and Wagnalls: 1953

Seller ID: 011518


Grey cloth on boards. One of the scariest books I've seen. I wouldn't have gone with this author for any amount of money ! Price-clipped. 363 pp. View more info

Three Against the Wilderness

By: Collier, Eric

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Companion Book Club: 1959

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 012624


Grey cloth on boards. Appears to be an authentic back-to-the-land experience funded by trapping the Meldrum Creek area of British Columbia. Photos. 286 pp. View more info

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Sheets in the Wind

By: Cullum, Ridgwell

Price: $42.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Lippincott: 1932

Seller ID: 000536


Copyright by Ridgwell Cullum, 1932. Original bright red cloth on boards. DJ has been carefully repaired inside to prevent further damage (Please see scan). There were tiny starting tears at head and foot of spine, and a 3-inch tear in front cover of DJ. 471 pp. plus ads. View more info

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My Antarctic Honeymoon; A Year at the Bottom of the World

By: Darlington, Jennie

Price: $90.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller, Ltd.: 1957

Edition: First - First Published 1957

Seller ID: 010286


Blue paper boards. Name clipped from first free endpaper. As told to Jane McIlvaine. Jennie spends almost a year with her husband and 22 other men near the South Pole. She learns to pronounce the "c" in the middle of Antarctic, to drive a team of huskies, to look after the library, and to be a good listener, among other accomplishments. It all began in Jacksonville, where she met Harry. This book is clean and undamaged. DJ has three edge tears. 256 pp. View more info

Trooper and Redskin in the Far Northwest

By: Donkin, John G.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Toronto, Coles Publishing Company: 1973

Edition: Reprint of 1889 Edition

Seller ID: 012402


Red softcover. Author was as Englishman who served two years in the 17th Lancers before coming to Canada to go into farming. He joined the NWMP in 1884 and served 3 1/2 years. After returning to England he died in the workhouse at Alnick in 1890. This book is in Near Fine condition, with no writing or damage. 289 pp. plus lengthy publisher's catalog. View more info

Eastward Ho ! Or Adventures at Rangeley Lakes, Containing the Amusing Experience and Startling Incidents Connected with a Trip of a Party of Boston Boys to the Wilds of Maine

By: Farrar, Capt. Charles A. J.

Price: $360.00

Publisher: Boston, Lee & Shepard: 1893

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 005002


Original pictorial tan cloth lettered and decorated in black on boards. Lake and Forest Series. Author was known as an author and publisher of several books on northern Maine. "A story founded on fact." - title page. Hinges cracked. Map of the Richardson Lakes after p. 122 is nearly separated by a gutter tear (not repaired). No writing except previous owner's name. Nine South-End boys from 15 to 18 are planning a two-months' trip. Their first goal is to p... View more info

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A Vagabond Journey Around the World; A Narrative of Personal Experience.

By: Franck, Harry A.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1910

Seller ID: 003995


Original maroon cloth on boards. Frontispiece and attached leaf re-inserted. Young American student circles the globe with very little money, no weapons, and no baggage. Wisely, he took a lot of photos with his "Kodak." Endpapers grubby. 502 pp. View more info

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Beyond the Blue Horizon; On the Track of Imperial Airways

By: Frater, Alexander

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1987

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 011653


Violet paper boards backed in black. No writing or damage. The author guides the reader on a never-to-be-forgotten zigzag flight halfway around the world. 430 pp. View more info

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The Island of Desire; The Story of a South Sea Trader

By: Frisbie, Robert Dean

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc.: 1944

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 010786


Beige cloth on boards. No writing or damage. An American newspaperman flees Southern California for Tahiti in 1920. Four years later he moved to Rarotonga, and then on to Puka Puka, where he worked as a copra trader and storekeeper before becoming a writer whose books are now hard to come by. This book could make you wish to follow. 234 pp. View more info

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The Half Deck; The Story of My First Two Years at Sea (Signed)

By: Grant, Capt. George H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1933

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003446


Original grey cloth with green lettering and portrait on boards. Unclipped DJ worn all round, with some taped repairs inside. Signed by previous owner and by author on recto of First Free Endpaper. Facs. signature of author under front. photo. A believe-it-or-not autobiographical account of a 14-year-old's first voyage in a tramp steamer of the British Merchant Marine. Great inspiration for your teenaged couch potato! Will he believe it ? 316 pp. View more info

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The Glorious Adventure

By: Halliburton, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Star Books: 1927

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 007559


Original black cloth on boards. Gilt spine titles. Previous owner's name. A privileged New Yorker sets out to duplicate the travels of Ulysses. 354 pp. View more info

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Radiopolis

By: Hanstein, O.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paris, Fernand Nathan: 1933

Seller ID: 006779


Original colour illustrated paper boards. Text in French. Bookplate of Beaverbrook (Lord Beaverbrook - Max Aitken) and stamp of The Old Manse Library, Newcastle, N.B., which was his hometown. Date Due slip removed. Back cover stained brown along top. Interior clean and cover bright. 253 pp. View more info

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Scouts Indeed!

By: Harwood, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell and Sons, Ltd.: 1967

Seller ID: 001342


Original red cloth on boards, pictorial DJ. Gung-ho real-life escapades of Scouts around the globe. B/W photographs. 180 pp. View more info