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Across the Great Deserts. , Etherton, P. T.
1 Etherton, P. T. Across the Great Deserts.
London Lutterworth Press 1948 B000CNOBDM 1st Edition Hardcover VG/Fair; Bound in blue cloth, title in gilt, endpapers maps: DJ much worn missing large pieces from the spine  
A study of three of the world's great deserts, the Sahara, the Kalahari, and the Gobi desert; includes photographs.; 8vo; 184 pp  
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Fairchild, David Garden Islands of the Great East. Collecting Seeds from the Philippines and Netherlands India in the Junk "Cheng Ho."
New York Charles Scribner 1943 B0007DOSM6 Later Printing Hardcover VG/NONE; Bound in brick red cloth, endpapers maps of the route, beginning to crack ar rear gutter.  
Travels by this great plant explorer, who worked for many years at the Dept. of Agriculture Office of Plant Introduction. Illustrated with lots of photographs. Fairchild Tropical Gardens outside of Maimi are named after him.; 8vo; 239 pp  
Price: 18.00 USD
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3 Ferris, Robert G. (ed.) Lewis and Clark. Historic Places Associated with Their Transcontinental Exploration (1804-06)
Washington U.S. Dept of Interior 1975 B000H0WLTG 1st Edition Hardcover VG+/NONE; Gift inscription on verso of ffep.  
National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings, v. 13 Numerous illustratio ns, maps, etc.; 8vo; 429 pp  
Price: 18.00 USD
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New Lands, New Men.  America and the Second Great Age of Discovery. , Goetzmann, William H.
4 Goetzmann, William H. New Lands, New Men. America and the Second Great Age of Discovery.
New York Viking 1986 0670810681 / 9780670810680 Book Club Edition Hardcover VG/G; DJ worn on edges  
A history of exploration from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, particularly exploration of North America. An excellent overview.; 8vo; 528 pp  
Price: 7.50 USD
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On the Missionary Trail:   A Journey Through Polynesia, Asia, and Africa With the London Missionary Society , Hiney, Tom
5 Hiney, Tom On the Missionary Trail: A Journey Through Polynesia, Asia, and Africa With the London Missionary Society
Atlantic Monthly Pr 2000 0871138239 / 9780871138231 1st American Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover NF/NF; Like new  

In 1821, thirty years after its founding, the London Missionary Society deputized George Bennet and Daniel Tyerman to visit and report on stations as far-flung as Johannesburg, Tahiti, and Canton. For many of the missionaries abroad, it would be their first contact from home in years. Tyerman and Bennet encountered storms, pirates, and tigers and negotiated relationships with powerful kings and the sailors and slave traders who were their countrymen but whose actions they often deplored. They battled intractable opposition and exulted in successful conversions. In 1829, Bennet finally returned home; Tyerman never made it. A remarkable account of faith and bravery, On the Missionary Trail is a unique addition to the literature of the missionary encounter. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pp  
Price: 14.00 USD

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The Great Salt Lake Trail , Inman, Henry & William F. Cody
6 Inman, Henry & William F. Cody The Great Salt Lake Trail
Minneapolis Ross & Haines 1966 B0007DVGXK Limited Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover NF/VG+; Light wear to DJ  
Limited edition of 1500 copies of this classic history of exploration and travel in the American West; 8vo; 529 pp  
Price: 28.00 USD
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7 James, Ben The Secret Kingdom: An Afghan Journey
New York Reynal & Hitchcock 1934 B00085CDFW Hardcover G+/NONE; Bound in tan cloth, discolored on spine and light "foxing" on front board, endpapers maps, gift inscription on tp dated 1953  
The author travelled through Afghanistan in the early 1930's when it was forbidden territory. Includes b&w photographs; 8vo; 295 pp  
Price: 20.00 USD
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8 Lewis, Ethelreda (editor) TRADER HORN, Being the Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn . . .
Garden City Garden City Publishing (1927) B00005WZNR Later Printing Hardcover G+/NONE; Bound in green, some wear to edges, endpapers maps of Africa; DJ with chips and tears, poor condition.  
"The works written by himself a the age of seventy-three and the life, with such of his philosophy as is the gift of age and experience, taken down here and edited by Ethelreda Lewis. An incredible narrative of an adventurer/trader along the Ivory Coast in the late 19th century. Great reading!!; 8vo; 302 pp  
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Blue Nile , Moorehead, Alan
9 Moorehead, Alan The Blue Nile
New York Harper & Row 1962 B000I2IMP0 Book Club Edition Hardcover VG-/G+; Bookplate on ffep, light wear to edges; DJ worn on edges with tiny tears & chips  
The story of western exploration and expansion into the regions along the Nile River valley; 8vo; 308 pp  
Price: 5.00 USD
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The White Nile , Moorehead, Alan
10 Moorehead, Alan The White Nile
New York Harper & Brothers 1960 B0006D75SG Book Club Edition Hardcover VG+/VG-; Some wear to edges of DJ, endpapers map; nice copy  
Classic story of the exploration and exploitation of Central Africa, from the slaving days of the 1850's to the final conquest of the Nile in 1900 ; 8vo; 385 pp  
Price: 8.00 USD
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Out In The Noonday Sun:  Edwardians in the Tropics , Pakenham, Valerie
11 Pakenham, Valerie Out In The Noonday Sun: Edwardians in the Tropics
New York Random House 1985 0394522567 / 9780394522562 Book Club Edition Hardcover VG/VG; Light shelf/reading wear to book and DJ, name on false tp; DJ slightly sun-faded on spine  
Fascinating survey of some of the men and women and their lives in the far reaches of the British Empires at the turn of the century; numerous photographs and illustrations; 8vo; 255 pp  
Price: 10.00 USD
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Sea Of Glory:  America's Voyage of Discovery, the U. S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 , Philbrick, Nathaniel
12 Philbrick, Nathaniel Sea Of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U. S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
New York Viking 2003 067003231X / 9780670032310 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover NF/NF  
A first rate history of the Wilkes Expedition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 452 pp  
Price: 15.00 USD
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13 Stansbury, Howard Exploration of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. [with an Introduction by Don D. Fowler]
Washington Smithsonian Institution Pr 1988 0874748895 / 9780874748895 Reprint Softcover VG+; initials embossed on t.p., spine sun-faded.  
Reprinted in the series "Exploring the American West." Originally published in 1852 as "Exploration and Survey of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake of Utah, including a Reconnoissance of a New Route through the Rocky Mountains"; 8vo; 421 pp  
Price: 12.50 USD
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14 Stephens, John L. Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. 2 Volumes
New York Dover [1962] 048620927x / 9780486209272 Later Printing Softcover VG; name on f.e.p., name on edge of vol. 1.  
Includes fold-out map and illustrations. Nice Dover re-print of the original work first published by Harper & Brothers in 1843.; 8vo; 303 + 336 pp  
Price: 12.50 USD
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15 Strasser, Roland The Mongolian Horde.
New York Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smi 1930 B0008664HY Hardcover G+/NONE; Bound in yellow, some discoloration to spine, some dirt on boards  
Translated from the German by "R.T.G." Introduction by Sir Michael Sadler. The author travelled widely through Mongolia & Tibet during the 1920's and documented life in this region during this time of unrest and unprecedented change. Fascinating reading. Includes many of the author's sketches.; 8vo; 347 pp  
Price: 35.00 USD
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Great Conquerors Of South and Central America , Verrill, A. Hyatt
16 Verrill, A. Hyatt Great Conquerors Of South and Central America
New York New Home Library 1943 B0007DNGZG Reprint Hardcover VG/G+; Bound in green, light wear to edges, bookplate & name & address on endpapers; DJ with wear to edges  
An account of the early conquistadores and "the whole vivid spectacle of these men and their relentless enslavement of the New World. "; 8vo; 389 pp  
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Viola, Herman J. & Carolyn Margolis (editors) Seeds of Change: A Quincentennial Commemoration
Washington Smithsonian Institution 1991 1560980362 / 9781560980360 1st Printing Softcover VG+; Light shelf wear; tight and clean copy  
Chronicles the revolutionary effects of Columbus's discovery of America on the cultures of the New and Old worlds. Included are essays on how American food crops--maize, potatoes and tomatoes--changed the agricultural patterns and dietary habits of Europe; how the importation of cattle, horses and sheep from Spain transformed the ecology of the American hemisphere; "the human liking for the taste of sweetness" and its implications for sugar production in the New World; and the decimation of pre-Columbian societies by diseases introduced by their European conquerors. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 278 pp  
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18 Wright, Thomas (editor) The Travels Of Marco Polo, The Venetian. The Translation of Marsden Revised, with a Selection of His Notes
New York AMS Press 1968 Reprint Hardcover VG+; Bound in black with title in gilt; former owner's library emboss on tp  
A nice facsimile reprint of the 1854 edition; 8vo; 508 pp  
Price: 12.00 USD
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