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Across the Great Deserts.

By: Etherton, P. T.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3060


A study of three of the world's great deserts, the Sahara, the Kalahari, and the Gobi desert; includes photographs.; 8vo; 184 pp View more info

Garden Islands of the Great East. Collecting Seeds from the Philippines and Netherlands India in the Junk "Cheng Ho."

By: Fairchild, David

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1943

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 917


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 View more info

Lewis and Clark. Historic Places Associated with Their Transcontinental Exploration (1804-06)

By: Ferris, Robert G. (ed.)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Washington, U.S. Dept of Interior: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 912


National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings, v. 13 Numerous illustratio ns, maps, etc.; 8vo; 429 pp View more info

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New Lands, New Men. America and the Second Great Age of Discovery.

By: Goetzmann, William H.

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Viking: 1986

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 4599


A history of exploration from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century, particularly exploration of North America. An excellent overview.; 8vo; 528 pp View more info

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On the Missionary Trail: A Journey Through Polynesia, Asia, and Africa With the London Missionary Society

By: Hiney, Tom

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Pr: 2000

Edition: 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 7845


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 ... View more info

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The Great Salt Lake Trail

By: Inman, Henry & William F. Cody

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Ross & Haines: 1966

Edition: Limited Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 6675


Limited edition of 1500 copies of this classic history of exploration and travel in the American West; 8vo; 529 pp View more info

The Secret Kingdom: An Afghan Journey

By: James, Ben

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Reynal & Hitchcock: 1934

Seller ID: 7023


The author travelled through Afghanistan in the early 1930's when it was forbidden territory. Includes b&w photographs; 8vo; 295 pp View more info

TRADER HORN, Being the Life and Works of Alfred Aloysius Horn . . .

By: Lewis, Ethelreda (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Garden City, Garden City Publishing: (1927)

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 2842


"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 View more info

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The White Nile

By: Moorehead, Alan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1960

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 5197


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 View more info

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The Blue Nile

By: Moorehead, Alan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row: 1962

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 5886


The story of western exploration and expansion into the regions along the Nile River valley; 8vo; 308 pp View more info

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Out In The Noonday Sun: Edwardians in the Tropics

By: Pakenham, Valerie

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1985

Edition: Book Club Edition

Seller ID: 6384


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 View more info

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Sea Of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery, the U. S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

By: Philbrick, Nathaniel

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Viking: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Seller ID: 7214


A first rate history of the Wilkes Expedition; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 452 pp View more info

Exploration of the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. [with an Introduction by Don D. Fowler]

By: Stansbury, Howard

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Washington, Smithsonian Institution Pr: 1988

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1753


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 View more info

Incidents of Travel in Yucatan. 2 Volumes

By: Stephens, John L.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Dover: [1962]

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 1985


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 View more info

The Mongolian Horde.

By: Strasser, Roland

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Jonathan Cape & Harrison Smi: 1930

Seller ID: 4120


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 View more info