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1 BRETT, Bernard, comp MOWAT, Farley. MOOREHEAD, Alan. COLUMBUS, Christopher. Bernard Brett's Book of Explorers and Exploring
Puffin, 1973, 
BRETT, Bernard, comp. Bernard Brett's Book of Explorers and Exploring; illustrated by the author and with photographs. (Harmondsworth): Puffin, (1973). Pp 143. Illustrated. 8vo, ill. card covers. "In this anthology Bernard Brett has collected a very varied and exciting selection from the letters, diaries and journals of famous and not-so-famous explorers. The worlds of Cook, Amundsen, Columbus, Cousteau, and Mary Kingsley bring alive what it was like to be sailing on the high seas, flying over the North Pole, travelling in the desert and jungle, exploring the sea floor or struggling, like Scott, against the terrible conditions of the Antarctic." Slightly rubbed, else vg. 8.50

Price: 8.50 CDN
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2 DARWIN, Charles). MOOREHEAD, Alan Darwin and the Beagle. First Edition in dustjacket
Hamish Hamilton, London , 1969, 1969 
(DARWIN, Charles). MOOREHEAD, Alan. Darwin and the Beagle. London : Hamish Hamilton, (1969). First Printing. Pp 280. Illustrated. Lg 8vo, blue cloth.
For Alan McCrae Moorehead (22 July 1910 - 29 September 1983) see the DNB 1981-1985, pp.286-7.
Very good in spine chipped dustjacket. 30.00

Price: 30.00 CDN
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3 MOOREHEAD, Alan COOK, James) BLIGH, William) BANKS, Joseph) Fatal Impact. US book club in dj
1966, 
MOOREHEAD, Alan. The Fatal Impact: An Account of the Invasion of the South Pacific, 1767-1840. N.Y.: Harper & Row, (1966). Book Club Edition. Pp 230, portrait frontis.+ plates + maps. 8vo, blue cloth. Beddie 316, Spence 808. Parts: 1. Tahiti; 2. Australia; 3. The Antarctic. Much on Cook, Bligh, Joseph Banks, &c. "Alan Moorehead has chosen three areas of contact to illustrate what followed the arrival of the first boldly seeking Europeans, ideal exemplars of the Age of Enlightenment, with their botanists, astronomers, landscape painters, scientific amateurs and wealthy dilettantes, their massesof equipment and books, their sailors from the cold dark streets of the En glish ports, and their good intentions (Cook's first mission was to observefrom Tahiti the transit of Venus across the disk of the sun)." - dj. With bibliography and index. For Alan McCrae Moorehead (22 July 1910 - 29 September 1983) see the DNB 1981-1985, pp.286-7. Name, else vg in chipped dj (oneinch piece missing from bottom of spine). 20.00

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4 MOOREHEAD, Alan. Rum Jungle.
Hamish Hamilton, London , 1953, 
MOOREHEAD, Alan. Rum Jungle. London : Hamish Hamilton, (October 1953). Second Impression. Pp [1]-154,(2), portrait frontis + 22 pp. plates + 1 foldingmap. 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to spine. A personal description of A ustralia. Of nautical interest : Chapter 8 : On Beachcombing (pp. 112-127).Cloth a bit darkened, else very good. 15.00

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