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A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions

By: M'Clintock, Captain

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1860


Front hinge cracked and showing binding cords. Binding loose but complete. Laid in are newspaper clippings from 1926 and 1930 related to the search. Large foldout map. 375 pp. with appendix. Green cloth on boards. Previous owner's name. 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


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


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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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)


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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Brothers- in- Arms

By: Niven, Frederick

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Collins, 1942


Pink cloth on boards. Initials EAM inside back cover, the only marks. The author passes on a story written by his father about the author's grandfather, who witnessed the French and Indian War, among other adventures. 255 pp. View more info

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Coronado's Children; Tales of Lost Mines and Buried Treasures of the Southwest

By: Dobie, J. Frank

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1930

Edition: Early Reprint


Black cloth on boards. Previous owner's initials. Covers slightly bowed. Appears to be well-researched. Notes and Glossary. 367 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


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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Denison's Ice Road

By: Iglauer, Edith

Price: $40.00

Publisher: N.Y., E.P. Dutton and Company Inc., 1975

Edition: Stated First Edition


Original grey-blue boards with white cloth backing. Previous owner's name. Minor edge waterstain to boards only. Pictorial, price-clipped DJ. All about a company that laid a 300-mile road over ice and snow every year to serve an Arctic silver mine. 237 pp. View more info

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Dive ! Dive! ! Dive ! A Sport Diver's Guide

By: Hodgson, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, William Luscombe, 1975

Edition: First ( No Additional printings)


Original green cloth on boards. Colour photo DJ not price-clipped. Equipment, Photography, Wrecks, Archaeology, Biology, First Aid, Seamanship. The fastest-growing sport in Britain ! 176 pp. 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


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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Exploration in Africa

By: Smith, Edwin W. (Ed.)

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1936

Edition: Reprint


Green cloth on boards. The King's Treasuries of Literature, No. 179. Begins with Mungo Park's discovery of the Niger River in July, 1796, and closes with the finding of Mount Ruwenzori by Stanley in May, 1888. 253 pp. View more info

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Jolly Days for Boys; First-Up

By: Strang, Herbert (Ed.)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: London, Humphrey - Milford/Oxford U. Press, 1939


Original colour pictorial of boy in red shirt, waving cap from motorcycle. DJ duplicates cover. Some inside repairs to DJ along head and top 2 inches of rear hinge. No writing. Minor finger smudges on rear of DJ. Ten adventure stories with illustrations. This book is one of the best condition books I have seen of this genre. Unpaginated. 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,


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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Life and Adventures of Nansen; The Great Arctic Explorer

By: Bain, J. Arthur

Price: $30.00

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


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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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


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