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THE VOYAGE OF THE INVESTIGATOR 1801-1803 COMMANDER MATTHEW FLINDERS

By: Austin, K A

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Rigby: 1968

Seller ID: 22161


Index. No creases. 250gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 224 pages View more info

THE SECRET VOYAGE OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE

By: Bawlf, Samuel

Price: $26.20

Publisher: London, Penguin Books Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20274


Index, notes and bibliography Whilst circumnavigating the globe in 1577 was Drake on another secret mission? 300 grams weight. ; Remainder; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 400 pages View more info

Captain Cook

By: Bellis, H

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Singapore, Mcgraw Hill Book Co: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6043


58p, colour illustrations Historical Characters series. Few scuffs to black cover. Bookseller details top of ffep. ; 8vo View more info

Expeditions : the Experts' Way

By: Blashford-Snell, John and Ballantine, Alistair (Ed)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2069


256p. Ten experts write a chapter on expeditions - polar, ocean voyages personnel, small groups and mountaineering, , jungles and deserts, underwater, preparation, logistics and planning. Tiny chip to top edge of spine of back cover. ; 8vo View more info

From Scott to Fuchs

By: Bowman, Gerald

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Evans Bros: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2731


191 pages. Index. Four polar explorers Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton Byrd are studied as well as the Fuchs and Hilary expedition. Appendix 1 has a list of known Antarctic explorers, Appendix 2 has a list of all personnel on the expeditions dealt with in this book. Light surface wear to cover which is intact, but price cut.; 8vo View more info

SCURVY How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

By: Brown, Stephen R

Price: $29.50

Publisher: Melbourne, Penguin Australia: 2004

Seller ID: 21862


Bibliography. History of scurvy and hunt for a treatment. 300gms weight; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages View more info

Vikings of the Pacific. First Published As Vikings of the Sunrise

By: Buck, Peter H

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Chicago, Phoenix Books: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5987


2nd impression 1960. 338p, index, b/w illustrations, historic photos, and maps. Foxing to back cover. Owner's stamp on front page. Yellowed paper; 8vo View more info

MEN AGAINST THE DESERT

By: Calder, Ritchie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.: 1951

Seller ID: 28179


Foxing to book cover, taped in with compliments slip now loose; Index, map of nth Africa on endpapers. Author undertakes a tour of desert research stations on behalf of UNESCO, description includes - on trail of the Rats of Tobruk, qanats of Persia, Iraq, Egypt. 500gms weight; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 194 pages View more info

CAPTAIN COOK Obsession and Betrayal in the New World

By: Collingridge, Vanessa

Price: $27.03

Publisher: London, Ebury Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20200


Yellowed paper; Index. "Part biography and part historical mystery. "Weight 600 grams; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages View more info

THE VOYAGES OF MATTHEW FLINDERS

By: Colwell Max

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Sydney, Hamlyn: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13517


Gift inscription reverse of ffep. Repaired tear bottom spine of d/w; Illustrated, index, maps historic illustrations add to the understanding of Flinder's achievements.900gms weight; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages View more info

The Journey of Burke and Wills

By: Colwell, Max

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Sydney, Lansdowne Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5776


152 pages, index. 1985 reprint. ; 4to View more info

CAPTAIN COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE Commenced in 1768, and Finished in 1771. His First Published Account of Landing in the Endeavour River. Reproduced from the 'newcastle' Edition of Cook's Diaries.

By: Cook, James

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Herberton (qld), Hisine Technique:

Seller ID: 21681


Stapled booklet printed in far north Queensland which is a facsimile of the section dealing with exploration and Cook's voyage along the Queensland coast.100gms weight ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

First on the Moon : a Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E Aldrin Jr. Written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin. Epilogue by Arthur C Clarke

By: Farmer, Gene and Hamblin, Dora Jane

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Connecticut, Konecky & Konecky:

Seller ID: 7182


434p. Photos from NASA. Near new condition. 1kg weight; 8vo View more info

CAPTAIN SCOTT.

By: Fiennes, Ranulph

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 2003

Seller ID: 29846


No crease to spine. Colour photos, author has experienced modern day rigours of Antarctic expeditions. 900gms weight ; Color Illustrations; 9.10 X 5.90 X 1.80 inches; 514 pages View more info

THE ROMANCE OF NAVIGATION A Brief Record of Maritime Discovery from the Earliest Times to the 18th Century

By: Frith, Henry

Price: $14.65

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Company , Limited:

Seller ID: 20844


Ffep missing, owner's name dated 1900 on title page, light foxing; Index, gold lettering on spine and cover. 750gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 312 pages View more info

Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters around Antarctica

By: Gorman, James

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Harpercollins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13309


190p, index, b/w photos. Unclipped jacket.500gms weight; 8vo View more info

Australian bushcraft A Serious Guide to Survival and Camping. Revised and Updated

By: Graves, Richard

Price: $41.50

Publisher: Sydney, Dymocks: 1984

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 30822


First published in 1950 as The 10 Bushcraft Books. Index, bibliography. Chapters on knots, campcraft, firemaking, map reading. Detailed drawings. 500gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages View more info

THE SEARCH FOR EL DORADO

By: Hemming, John

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14454


"This book describes the nature of the conquistador, and tells from contemporary sources the appalling cruelty of these explorers, who preyed on the Indian tribes but who themselves suffered indescribable hardships'. Index, bibliography, b/w and colour illustrations. Weighs 800 grams; Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 224 pages View more info

Walking on Thin Ice : in Pursuit of the North Pole

By: Hempleman-Adams, David; Uhlig, Robert

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Buckingham, United Kingdom, Orion (Orion Publishing Group, Limited): 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4862


272p, index, colour plates. Excellent copy. ; 8vo View more info

THE FEVER TRAIL In Search of the Cure for Malaria

By: Honigsbaum, Mark

Price: $10.50

Publisher: London, Pan: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15492


New book with remainder mark to base. Traces history of the search for a cure for malaria and the discovery in the bark of the Cinchona tree, quinine. Index, bibliography, colour plates. 300 grams weight. ; Remainder; Color Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 333 pages View more info