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1 (DUGUA de MONS, Pierre). GRENON, Jean-Yves ROBERTS, Phil Pierre Dugua de Mons : Fondateur de l'Acadie (1604-5), Co-Fondateur de Quebec (1608) / Pierre Dugua de Mons : Founder of Acadia (1604-5), Co-Founder of Quebec (1608)
Peninsular Press, Annapolis Royal, N.S., 2000, ISBN:0968201628 
(DUGUA de MONS, Pierre). GRENON, Jean-Yves. Pierre Dugua de Mons : Fondateur de l'Acadie (1604-5), Co-Fondateur de Quebec (1608) / Pierre Dugua de Mons : Founder of Acadia (1604-5), Co-Founder of Quebec (1608). English rendition by Phil Roberts. (Annapolis Royal, N.S.) : Peninsular Press, (2000). Pp(4),[1]-20,(6),(6),[1]-20. Maps. 8vo, illustrated white card covers, lette red in black. Contents : Pierre Dugua, Sieur de Mons, of Royan; France and America at the End of the Sixteenth Century; Apprenticeship at the Tadoussac Trading Post (1600); Lieutenant-General of New France and Vice-Admiral (1603-12); The Fur Trade Monopoly as a Means of Financing the Colony; The Invitation to Champlain to be a "Volunteer" in Acadie; The Cruel Winter of Sainte-Croix Island (1604-5); Port-Royal, First Enduring French Settlement in Canada (1605); The Intense Rivalry of Other Traders; The Founding of Quebec(1608), Joint Achievement of Pierre Dugua de Mons and Samuel de Champlain; A Higher Objective than Mere Personal Profit; Dugua de Mons Commemorated i n France, the U.S., and Canada; Preparations for the Four-Hundredth Anniversary. Back to back French and English texts. Very good. 12.50

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2 ABERT, James W., Lieut. GALVIN, John (edited by) Through the Country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the Year 1845. ltd ed repr in blank dj.
John Howell, San Francisco, CA, 1970, 
ABERT, James W., Lieut. Through the Country of the Comanche Indians in the Fall of the Year 1845 : The Journal of a U.S. Army Expedition led by Lieutenant James W. Abert of the Topographical Engineers, Artist Extraordinary whose paintings of Indians and Their Wild West illustrate this book ; edited by John Galvin. (San Francisco, CA): John Howell Books, 1970. Pp. 77, colour frontis., + 2 folding maps and 21 p. of colour plates. Illustrated. 4to, cream cloth with gilt lettering to front and spine. Limited to 5000 copies.The journal of a U.S. Army exploratory expedition through Comanche territo ry (Mexico and the fringes of American territory) in the middle of the nineteenth century. Vg in chipped, spine sunned and dampspotted blank white dj.50.00

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3 ACORN, Milton Captain Neal MacDougal & The Naked Goddess : A Demi-Prophetic Work as a Sonnet-Series
Ragweed Press, Charlottetown, 1982, ISBN:0920304168 
ACORN, Milton. Captain Neal MacDougal & The Naked Goddess : A Demi-Prophetic Work as a Sonnet-Series. Charlottetown : Ragweed Press, 1982. First Printing. Pp (6),7-52. 8vo, illustrated blue card covers with white lettering tofront cover, blank spine. Milton James Rhode Acorn (b. March 30, 1923, Cha rlottetown, Prince Edward Island. – d. August 20, 1986, Charlottetown), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. "'Captain Neal MacDougal & The Naked Goddess' is an exploration inpoetry of the 'God is a Woman' theme, plus a celebration of his ancestor a nd mighty living spirit of the same name (it mustbe confessed) a largely fictional hero." - from the rear cover. Includes : "History", "John MacDougal's War", "The Record Run", "Revery at The Wheel", "Miracle with One Witness", "MacDougal's Theory of Dreams", "The Smuggler's Coast", "Politics according to MacDougal", "Close to a Ramming", "MacDougal's Armed Truce with Booze", "MacDougal Orders Breakfast" and others. Name, else very good. Due to its small size, shipping costs should be cheaper than quoted. 20.00

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4 ADAMS, Peter Trent, McGill and the North : A Story of Canada's Growth as a Sovereign Polar Nation
Cover to Cover Publication Services, Peterborough, Ontario, 2007, ISBN:9780978436803 
ADAMS, Peter. Trent, McGill and the North : A Story of Canada's Growth as aSovereign Polar Nation. (Peterborough, Ontario) : Cover to Cover Publicati on Services, (2007). First Edition. Pp (16),17- 221,(3) + 24-page centre section of colour photographs. Double column. 8vo, illustrated cardcovers, with blue spine. Contents : Chapter 1. McGill and Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut (To M cGill and Axel Heiberg; Axel Heiberg Island and the McGill Expeditions; The Reconnaissance Year, 1959; The Foundation Years, 1960 and 1961; Life and W ork on the Glaciers; Place Names, Personal Life and Budge Crawley). Chapter 2. McGill and Schefferville/Knob Lake, Qu6bec-Labrador (From AxelHeiberg to Schefferville/Knob Lake; Schefferville, the McGill Lab. and the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula; Life and Work at the McGill Lab; The Cycle of L ife at the Lab: Summer, new arrivals, training projects; Fall and w inter, research projects; Social and fam ily; Spring then sum m er again; Studentsand staff, m id-1960s; The M cGill Lab, Som e Comments). Chapter 3. Trent University, the Kawarthas of Ontario, and Qu6bec-Labrador (From McGill to Trent; Trent University, Geography and Northern Studies; W inter and Northern Field W ork at Trent; Trent W inter Field Trips to QuBbec-Labrador; Student Field Research at Trent: The Kawarthas and QuBbec-Labrador; The CanadianExploration Group; Northern Studies in Canada and at Trent. Chapter 4. Tre nt and Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut (Fritz Muller and Axel Heiberg Island; Return to Axel Heiberg Island; Trent Research on Axel Heiberg). Chapter 5. The Research, Axel Heiberg, Qu6bec-Labrador and the Kawartha Lakes: Trent &McGill (Introduction; The Legacy of Fritz MOller and the McGill Axel Heibe rg Expeditions; Glacier Research, Axel Heiberg Island; Lake Ice and Snow Cover Research, Quebec-Labrador, the Kawarthas and Axel Heiberg; Lake Ice Research; Winter Limnology; Snow Pack Research; Lake and Snow Pack Research onAxel Heiburg Island; McGill's Two Field Stations). Chapter 6. Reflection, Personal, Presumptuous and Political on Canada's Progress as a Sovereign Polar Nation (Personal: Fam ily and University; Presumptuousness?; Political:Experience as the MPP and MP for Peterborough; The Evolution of Canada's C apacity as a Sovereign Polar Nation). Supplemental Endnotes: No. 1 Exploration and Sovereignty of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut, formerly the Northwest Territories (NWT) of Canada. No. 2 Examples of McGill's Roles in Arctic Research. No. 3 Summary Evolution of Research in Northern Canada, post-WWII. No. 4 Expedition Design, Management, Logistics, Food and "First Ascents". No. 5 References on the Evolution of Northern Studies in Canada, Including the Association of Canadian Universities for Northern Studies (ACUNS), the Canadian Polar Commission, the University of the Arctic, and the Northern Scientific Training Program (NSTP). No. 6 The Early Years of Geography At Trent. No. 7 Selected List of Trent Honours and Master's Theses based on Winter Field Work in the Kawarthas, Qu%bec-Labrador, and Axel Heiberg Island. Appendix 1 The Axel Heiberg Island Research Reports. Appendix 2 Members of the McGill Axel Heiberg Expeditions, 1959-1962. Appendix 3 McGill Sub-Arctic Research Papers. Appendix 4 Resident Students and Staff, McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory, 1954-1971. Appendix 5 Selected Publications ofStudents who were Resident at the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Laboratory, 1 963-1966. Appendix 6 Some of the Trent Students and Staff Involved in Winter Field Work out of the McGill Sub-Arctic Research Station, 1970-1993. Appendix 7 Trent Students on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, 1983-. Appendix 8 Samples of Publications by Graduates from Trent's Northern Programs, to Illustrate Development of Career Interests. Appendix 9 A Quarter of a Century ofNorthern Research (The McGill Lab.). Appendix 10 Twenty Years of Geography at Trent. Small stain to bottom edge else very good. Signed, with inscript ion, by Adams. 20.00

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5 Africa) Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together with a Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, Lakes and Mountains of the "Dark Continen
James Sangster and Co., London, 1890, 
(Africa). Pictorial Africa : Its Heroes, Missionaries, and Martyrs : Stirring Narratives of their Perils, Adventures, and Achievements : Together witha Full and Descriptive Account of the Peoples, Deserts, Forests, Rivers, L akes and Mountains of the "Dark Continent." London : James Sangster and Co., n.d. [1890?]. Pp (6),[5]-396, frontispiece. Numerous wood engravings in text (some full-page). Large 8vo, lavender cloth, front board and spine illustrated and lettered in gilt, black and red. Contents : Introduction. 1. Adventures of James Bruce—Adventures of Mungo Park—The Niger Expedition, and its Failure. 2. Samuel Crowther, the Negro Missionary—Captain Burton's Criticisms—Speke and the Victoria Nyanza—Sir Roderick Murchison-Baker and the Albert Nyanza. 3. Great Revival of Religion—Missions Resulting from it—The Remarkable Career of James Wilson-The "Duff"—Martyn, Morrison, Patteson, Heber, Williams, Smith, and Moffat. 4. David Livmgstone—His Birth—Hardships ofhis Career—Resolves to be a Missionary—Goes to Ongar—Arrives at the Cape—H istory of the Country and its Inhabitants. 5. Adventure with a Lion—Missionary Wanderings— The Bakwains — Sechele — Description of the Country—The Boers. 6. Missionary Work—Relics of Animal Worship—Removal to Chonuane—Baptismof Sechele—Ravages of the Tsetse—A Pleasant River Trip—Discovery of Lake N gami. 7. Livingstone and the Great Chief Sebituane - He Mourns his Death - Discovery of th Zambesi in Mid-Africa - The Suppression of Slavery—Return to the Cape. 8. Journey of Exploration— Kuruman—Sechele—Sekeletu—Flora and Fauna—Life amongst the Natives—Female Chieftains Interviewed—A faint Tradition of the Deluge. 9. Journeyings continued—At Shinte's Village — Native Smiths—Bechuana Vocabulary - Difficulties in the Way—The Ocean Reached—What they said in England. 10. At Loanda— Monteiro's Description of the West Coast—The Journey back—Arrival at Linyanti—Results of the Journey. 11. Moffat inwSearch of Livingstone—Affecting Meeting with a Dropsical King—Brave and H onourable Conduct of Natives—Stores for Livingstone safely deposited. 12. Off to the East Coast - The Victoria Falls - Threatening Attitude of Natives- Sekwebu's Suicide—The Gospel of Commerce. 13. The Return of Livingstone— His Reception in London, Manchester, and other Centres - Prospects of Mission Work. 14. A Great Farewell Meeting—Setting out again for Africa—A DeadlyRegion—Hippopotami Hunters—A Climb over Burning Rocks. 15. Up the Shire - Animal Life on the River—Discuvery of the Lakes Shirwa and Nyassa - The Brewing of African Beer—Funerals and Wedding Processions. 16. At t the Victoria Falls—A Royal Leper—Natives Discuss the Resurrection—Narrow Escape from aTerrible Whirlpool—Livingstone Lost by his Party—A Storm on Lake Nyassa. 1 7. The Return of the Wanderer—Publication of the "Zambesi and its Tributaries - Setting out to Africa for the Last Time. 18. Henry Stanley's Early History - The "New York Herald" Expedition—Its Equipment at Zanzibar - A Marchto the Land of the Moon. 19. Stanley describes Livingstone — They Feast to gether — Stanley's Return — Lieutenant Cameron's Travels and Adventures. 20. Death of Livingstone—Arrival of the Body at Southampton—Impressive Reception - Funeral at Westminster Abbey, 21. Emin Pasha.—The Relief Expedition—Privations and Sufferings on the March—Meeting with Emin—Stanley's Return for the Rearguard—Homeward March—Accident to Emin - Stanley's Safe Arrival atZanzibar—Telegram from the Queen. 22. Gordon and Emin Pasha—Gordon's Early Career—He goes to the Crimea—Chinese Gordon—In the Soudan—The Two Heroes—G ordon's Death. Cloth rubbed and edgeworn, title page detaching, with two first prize for attendance bookplates dated 1891, else good. 50.00

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6 AKRIGG, G.P.V. and Helen B. AKRIGG British Columbia Chronicle, 1778-1846 : Adventures by Sea and Land. dampstained.
Discovery Press, Vancouver, BC, 1975, ISBN:0919624022 
AKRIGG, G.P.V. and Helen B. AKRIGG. British Columbia Chronicle, 1778-1846 :Adventures by Sea and Land. (Vancouver, BC): Discovery Press, 1975. Pp. [i ]-xv,(1),1-429,(3), tipped in frontispiece, + 24 p. of plates. Map endpapers. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. A survey of the early exploration of the British Columbia coastline and interior. Minor dampstain to fore-edge of the bulk of the volume, else vg. 35.00

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7 ALEXANDER, Philip F., ed Earliest Voyages Round the World 1519-1617
Cambridge UP, 1925, 
ALEXANDER, Philip F., ed. The Earliest Voyages Round the World 1519-1617. Cambridge: At the University Press, 1925. Pp 216. Illustrated. 8vo, green cloth.
Cambridge Travel Books.
Contemporary accounts of the circumnavigations of Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, and Le Maire and Schouten.
Top of spine chipped, spine faded, slightly rubbed. With bookplate of Alexander Laing. 55.00

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8 ALLEN, Oliver E. Time-Life Books : Seafarers Series Pacific Navigators, The. 2nd pr.
Time-Life, 1980, 
ALLEN, Oliver E. and the Editors of Time-Life Books. The Pacific Navigators. Alexandria, Virginia : Time-Life Books, (1980). Second Printing. Pp (5),[6]-176. Illustrated throughout. 4to, black imitation morocco with pictorialinlay on upper board. Map end-papers. In The Seafarers series. Vg. 18.00

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9 ALLEN, Oliver E. Time-Life Books : Seafarers Series Pacific Navigators. First Edition
Time-Life, Alexandria, Virginia, 1980, 
ALLEN, Oliver E. and the Editors of Time-Life Books. The Pacific Navigators. Alexandria, Virginia : Time-Life Books, (1980). First Printing. Pp (5),[6]-176. Illustrated throughout. 4to, black imitation morocco with pictorial inlay on upper board. Map end-papers. In The Seafarers series. Very good. 22.00

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10 AMUNDSEN, Roald Roald Amundsen's "North West Passage". UK. ed. 1 vol. only
Archibald Constable, 1908, 
AMUNDSEN, Roald. Roald Amundsen's "North West Passage". Being the record ofa voyage of exploration of the ship "Gjöa" 1903-1907 by Roald Amundsen wit h a supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen Vice-Commander of the Expedition;with about one hundred and thirty-nine illustrations and three maps. Vol. I. L.: Archibald Constable and Company, 1908. Pp 335, including port. frontis. with tissue guard. Illustrated with numerous photo reproductions to text, and [2] folding maps in pocket at rear; [1] leaf colour map to text. 8vo, bevelled, ribbed green cloth with gilt titles to spine and front with gilt dec. stamped in gilt with red and green lamps and compass on a rope border to front. Chapters : 1. Introduction; 2. Making for the Polar Sea; 3. In Virgin Water; 4. The First Winter; 5. Towards the Pole; 6. Summer; 7. The Second Winter; 8. The Inhabitants at the Magnetic North Pole. Very well illustrated, maps to rear in very good condition. Boards rubbed, some wear to edges, bumped, small tear to head of spine, a little slack, inner hinges starting, some foxing, ow vg. Vol. I. only. 500.00

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11 AMUNDSEN, Roald CHATER, A.G., trans. South Pole. Cdn in dj.
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, ISBN:0771001304 
AMUNDSEN, Roald. The South Pole : An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram" 1910-1912. Translated from the Norwegian by A.G. Chater. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1976). Pp 392. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. See Spence 28. Facsimile of London 1912 edition. Vg in dj. 100.00

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12 ANDERSEN, R.R., J.K. CRELLIN, B. O'DWYER CRELLIN, J.K. O'DWYER, B. Healthways : Newfoundland Elders : Their Lifestyles and Values. pbk.
Creative Publishers, St. John's, NF, 1998, ISBN:1895387973 
ANDERSEN, R.R., J.K. CRELLIN, B. O'DWYER. Healthways : Newfoundland Elders : Their Lifestyles and Values . St. John's, NF: Creative Publishers, 1998. Pp. (3),iv-viii,1-176. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. "For many generations in Newfoundland professional medical treatment was not readily available -- it was the responsibility of the whole community, with knowledge of cures and prevention being passed on from the community elders. 'Healthways' began as an exploration of changing health carae beliefs and practices inNewfoundland during the first half of the twentieth century. The authors s ought to capture the changes through the voices of those who participated in them. One rason for the exploration was to look not only at the dramatic impact of changes in health care, but also in Newfoundland lifestyles. Their thought was that because of the chagnes Newfoundland's older and younger generations may well have very different values and understandings about living healthy lives." - from the rear cover. Contents: 1. Listening and understanding; 2. The way it was: lifestyles; 3. "You did what you're told": Looking after one's health; 4. "Strong tonics": coping with ill-health; 5. "At this time of my life": coping in old-age"; 6. Why Listen? Values and Healthways. Very good. 8.00

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13 ANDERSON, Romola and R.C. ANDERSON Sailing Ship
Norton, New York, 1963, 
ANDERSON, Romola and R.C. ANDERSON. The Sailing Ship : Six Thousand Years of History. NY: Norton, (1963). Pp. 211 + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, blue cloth. An examination of the history of the sailing ship, spanning from early Egyptian times to the emergence of steam-powered vessels. Minor edgewear, spinefaded, dampstain to bottom right of front board, bookplate, name, else vg. 18.00

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14 ANDREE, S.A. STEFANSSON, Vilhjalmur, intro. ADAMS-RAY, Edward, trans. Viking Explorer Books series) Andree's Story : The Complete Record of His Polar Flight, 1897. pbk.
Viking Press, New York, 1960, 
ANDRÉE, S.A. Andrée's Story : The Complete Record of His Polar Flight, 1897. From the diaries and journals of S.A. Andrée, Nils Strindberg, and K. Fraenkel, found on White Island in the summer of 1930, and edited by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. Translated from the Swedish by Edward Adams-Ray. [Introduction by Vilhjalmur Stefansson]. New York: The Viking Press, (1960). Pp. [i]-x,[1]-246, + 16 p. of plates. 8vo, illustrated card covers with blue spine. A volume in the Viking Explorer Books series. Achronicle of the fateful balloon voyage by the three Swedish aeronauts six years prior to the flight of the Wright Brothers, gleamed largely from the diaries found near where the succumbed to the harsh Arctic climate. Acquis ition note inked to flyleaf, else very good. 10.00

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Trade, Plunder and Settlement : Maritime Enterprise and the Genesis of the British Empire.  First Edition Hardcover in dustjacket., ANDREWS, Kenneth R.
15 ANDREWS, Kenneth R. Trade, Plunder and Settlement : Maritime Enterprise and the Genesis of the British Empire. First Edition Hardcover in dustjacket.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1984, ISBN:0521257603 1984 0521257603 / 9780521257602 
ANDREWS, Kenneth R. Trade, Plunder and Settlement : Maritime Enterprise andthe Genesis of the British Empire 1480-1630. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, (1984). First Printing. Pp. (6),v-ix,(1),1-394,(10). 8vo, black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

"Not since 1945 has a general account of the origins of the British Empire been published, as if the demise of the empire freed us from our imperial past and historians from any obligation to digest it. Of course, it has done nothing of the kind, but it does enable the historian today to approach that past in a more critical spirit and to attempt a deeper and more detached analysis than could have been expected a generation ago. The purpose of this work is therefore not merely to reco unt but to explain the course of English overseas expansion and the beginning of the overseas empire; a prolonged pregnancy, culminating in a difficult birth and sickly infancy.

The introductory essay discusses the forces and motives involved in the expansion movement, which is seen as being part of a wider European movement and derivative in many ways from it. The author considers the attitude and conduct of the Tudors and early Stuarts towards this fundamentally commercial movement and examines the nature and importance of sea power, the contribution of different social groups, and the relevance of religious and economic ideals as well as nationalistic sentiment.These various themes are taken up again in the narrative chapters which follow, dealing with the enterprises of exploration, trade, plunder and colonisation successively through from the early Bristol quest for 'Brasil' to the diverse ventures of the 1620s. The last chapter comments on the itneraction of trade, plunder and settlement and the wave-like chronological pattern of the English advance to oceanic empire." - from the dustjacket.

With many Newfoundland references, particularly in chapters 9 and 14.

1.Early Ventures, 1480-1550;
2. The Northeast;
3. From Muscovy to Persia;
4. The Levant;
5. Western Africa;
6. The Caribbean;
7. Beyond the Equinoctial ;
8. Northwest with Frobisher and Davis;
9. Gilbert's Ventures;
10. Roanoke;
11. The Sea-War, 1585-1603;
12. The East India Company;
13. The West Indies, 1585-1630;
14. North America, 1591-1630;
15. North and Northwest, 1602-32;
16. Reflections.

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16 ANDREWS, Michael. Gnomes of Uncertainty : Aphorisms on Limits and Knowledge.
Bombshelter Press, Los Angeles , 1996, ISBN:0941017494 
ANDREWS, Michael. The Gnomes of Uncertainty : Aphorisms on Limits and Knowledge. Los Angeles : Bombshelter Press, (1996). First Edition. Pp [1]-216,(2). 8vo, black and white card covers. Speculations on science, neo-gnostic exploration, philosophy, physics, shamanism, art, cultural and political evolution, religion, human survival and evolution, healing and the pursuit of the human potential in the third millenium. Very good. Uncommon. 40.00

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17 ANDRIST, Ralph K. Cassell Caravel Book) DUFEK, George J. (in consultation with) Heroes of Polar Exploration
Cassell, London, 1963, 
ANDRIST, Ralph K. Heroes of Polar Exploration . By the editors of Horizon Magazine; author, Ralph K. Andrist, in consultation with Rear Admiral GeorgeJ. Dufek. L.: Cassell, 1963. Pp. [2],7-152. Illustrated. Large 8vo, illust rated dark cloth boards with white spine. #2 in the Cassell Caravel Book series. Contents: 1. At the Ends of the Earth, 2. Arctic Routes to Riches, 3.Tragedy in the Arctic, 4. The Top of the World, 5. Mystery of the Southern Continent, 6. The Race to the South Pole, 7. Voyage of the Endurance, 8. P ole Hopping in the Age of Flight, 9. Over and Under the Polar Ice. Vg. 15.00

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18 Another Traveller" STANLEY, Henry M.) Henry M. Stanley's Book In Darkest Africa Criticised, and its Fictions and Misrepresentations Exposed
Another Traveller. Henry M. Stanley's Book "In Darkest Africa" Criticised, and its Fictions and Misrepresentations Exposed : How Emin Pasha was reguiled ; Cause and Result of the Soudan War. [Halifax: S.n., ca. early 1890s]. Pp. 30 + 2 p. of ads. 8vo, printed green decorated wraps. A slim volume critical of the legitimacy and validity of African explorer Henry M. Stanley's recent publication, "In Darkest Africa". The anonymous author of this Nova Scotia-produced critical review of Stanley's work accuses Stanley of being a "man of sin", and "loiter[ing] about trading with the natives; catching dwarfs; and photographing himself with pigmies". The author accuses Stanley's account as being inauthentic, pointing to "bogus Stanley books" loaded with various fallacies being pushed and published by a man who is now the agent for "In Darkest Africa" in the Maritime Provinces. The author claims that "by reading this little pamphlet the reader will doubtless see that 'In Darkest Africa' is an imposture; and will save the price of Stanley's book; which is: In Cloth Binding $7.50; In Library $9.00; Half Morocco $11.00; Full Morocco $15.00." (All quotes from the preface.) Includes three ads at rear for Nova Scotia-based businesses. Covers slightly browned at edges, a few small chips, red stain to rear at spine and bottom left corner, three inch split up tail of spine, else vg. 150.00

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19 ANSON, Lord MASEFIELD, John, intro. Voyage Round the World. no dj.
Dent, 1942, 
ANSON, Lord. A Voyage Round the World in the years 1740-4. [With an introduction by John Masefield]. L: Dent, (1942). Reprint. Pp 384. Small 8vo, green cloth. The Everyman's Library edition of Anson's account of his circumnavigation of attrition during which, despite wild misadventure, he managed tostrike forcefully against the Spanish in the Pacific. Very good. 12.00

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20 Antarctic Exploration BROOKE, James Chambers's Papers for the People. Volume V.
William and Robert Chambers, Edinburgh, 1850, 
(Antarctic Exploration). Chambers's Papers for the People. Volume V. Edinburgh : Published by William and Robert Chambers, 1850. Pp (4),1-[32],1-[32],1-[32], 1-[32], 1-[32],1-[32],1-[32],1-[32]. 8vo, decorated in red and green on cream paper covered boards. Chapters (each of 32 pp) : Secret Societies of the Middle Ages; Rajah Brooke and Borneo [James Brooke; 29 April 1803 – 11 June 1868)]; The Last of the Ruthvens; The Education Movement; Antarctic Explorations; The Queen of Spades; Jewish Life in Central Europe; William Wordsworth. Lacking spine, covers very rubbed, worn and nearly detached, foxed, contemporary gift inscription, a good, reading copy only. As is. 50.00

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