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Step into the shoes of intrepid explorers and adventurers with our captivating collection of books. Each page takes you on a journey to distant lands, allowing you to experience the thrill of discovery, the allure of the unknown, and the resilience of those who dared to wander. Immerse yourself in their tales and explore the world through their eyes.
  • Narrative of a journey in the interior of China:

    ABEL, Clarke.
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    Rothschild copy with arms. A finely bound copy of Abel's China with Rothschild provenance, bound by the Royal bookbinder, Simier.Abel was the natur...

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  • The Heart of the Antarctic.

    SHACKLETON, Sir Ernest Henry.
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    Shackleton's account of the British Antarctic Expedition of 1907-9. Known today as the Nimrod expedition, this proved to be the making of Shacklet...

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  • The Danubian principalities,

    SKENE, James Henry.
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    Skene's first-hand account of what was then, and still is, an unsettled region of eastern Europe. There are descriptions of Hungary, Bosnia, Croat...

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  • The first crossing of Spitsbergen

    CONWAY, Sir William Martin
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    Rothschild copy.. Conway, already knighted for his mountaineering achievements, was the first man to cross Spitsbergen in 1896 and his experiments ...

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  • The Polar World:

    HARTWIG, Dr. G.
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    Fine Victorian bookbinding. Hartwig gives us a popular account of the polar regions, (mainly the Arctic which was better known in his time), includ...

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  • Desert marsh and mountain

    THESIGER, Wilfred.
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    Thesiger's splendid look back at his earlier explorations in Abyssinia, the Arabian gulf, Iraq, and Yemen, in a well illustrated handsome format, ...

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  • Unexplored Syria.

    BURTON, Richard Francis; TYRWHITT DRAKE, Charles F.
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    Burton was Consul at Damascus from 1865-1871. During that period Tyrwhitt-Drake went to Syria as a representative of the Palestine Exploration Fun...

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  • The Arab of the desert.

    DICKSON, H.R.P.
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    The preferred edition with the first publication of the 3 maps intended for the second impression but never issued, and with the charts bound into...

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  • Six months in Ascension.

    GILL, Isobel Sara.
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    Gill's account of her experiences on the Atlantic island of Ascension as part of an 1867 scientific expedition led by her husband, the astronomer ...

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  • Personal observations on Sindh;

    POSTANS, Thomas.
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    Mrs Postans' advance copy. Postans (1808-46) was assistant to the political agent in Sindh and Baluchistan. A comprehensive description of Sindh in...

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  • Seven years in South Africa:

    HOLUB, Dr. Emil
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    Holub, an Austrian, arrived in South Africa in 1872 to seek his fortunes in the diamond fields. Holub gives accounts of pipe mining and their are ...

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  • The northern barrier of India.

    DREW, Frederic.
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    Drew made a nine year stay in Kashmir between 1862 and 1871, and travelled widely in the country.First edition. 8vo, xii, 336 pp., 3 Woodbury-type...

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  • Bibliographie Ionienne,

    LEGRAND, Emile; Hubert Pernot.
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    A bibliography of works published in or about the Ionian Islands. With collation, basic description and occasional additional information on the w...

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  • Bligh's voyage in the Resource from Coupang to Batavia,

    BLIGH, William; Owen Rutter, editor.
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    A beautifully bound copy of Bligh's log of the journey from Timor to Batavia, and that of the return voyage to England after the 1789 mutiny.First...

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  • Cabool:

    BURNES, Sir Alexander.
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    Account of Burnes' British commercial mission to the Court of the Emir of Kabul in 1837-38. The Mission was a failure and in 1839 Burnes re-entere...

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  • An account of the kingdom of Caubul,

    ELPHINSTONE, Mountstuart.
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    the first detailed account of Afghanistan by a western observer. Elphinstone collected important information on the geography, government, languag...

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  • Two years in Kurdistan.

    HAY, W.R.
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    An important work written while Hay was serving in the Civil Administration of Mesopotamia 'always in more or less remote parts of the country'.Fi...

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  • Three Visits to Madagascar

    ELLIS, Rev William
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    Ellis (1794-1871), was sent to Madagascar by the London Missionary Society to investigate the treatment of Christians on the island. The work cont...

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  • The Arabs.

    THOMAS, Bertram.
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    First crossing of the Empty Quarter. Bertram Thomas's (1892-1950) 'first crossing of the Empty Quarter, albeit by the shortest and easiest route, a...

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  • A residence in Greece and Turkey,

    HERVE, Francis.
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    Scarce amusing and gossipy account of Herve's sojourn in the East' which took place in 1833. Herve had intended to go directly to Constantinople, ...

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  • Forest Scene on the tobihanna; Alleghany Mountains.

    BODMER, Karl.
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    Vignette IV. On 23rd August the expedition left Bethlehem and began their journey westwards to Mauch Chunk. They stopped briefly at the Delaware W...

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