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Roald Amundsen: Som Han Var

By: Arnesen, Odd

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oslo, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag: 1929

Seller ID: 3190

Condition: fair


Sewn wraps, 16.5 by 24.2 cm, 205 [2] pp., illus. Heavy chips, tears, creases, and wear to the wraps. There is a 1969 gift inscription on the inside of the front cover. The textblock is very good aside from a few turned page corners and a name that has been rubbed off the half-title page. The mull extends well beyond the spine between the covers and first and last leaves that makes me think, though I know little of Norwegian publishing, that this paperback edition was an afterthought or it was intended as a temporary binding and meant to be put in boards. Text is in Norwegian. A biography... View more info

Image for Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the people, and of the Chase of the Gorilla, the Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

Explorations and Adventures in Equatorial Africa; with Accounts of the Manners and Customs of the people, and of the Chase of the Gorilla, the Crocodile, Leopard, Elephant, Hippopotamus, and Other Animals

By: Du Chaillu, Paul B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Negro Universities Press: 1969

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 3132

Condition: Very Good +


Reprint (originally published in 1861 by harper & Brothers, New York). Brown cloth with gilt spine titles, 14 by 22.3 cm, 531 pp., illus., folding map at rear. Very good with lonely faint shelf wear to the boards. Paul Belloni Du Chaillu (1831-1903) was a French-American traveler, zoologist, and anthropologist. He became famous in the 1860s as the first modern European outsider to confirm the existence of gorillas, and later the Pygmy people of central Africa. The novel Tarzan of the Apes was based on Du Chaillu’s stories. He was sent in 1855 by the Academy of Natural Sciences at Phila... View more info

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The Captain from Nantucket and the Mutiny on the Bounty: A Recollection of Mayhew Folger, Mariner, who Discovered the last Mutineer & his Family on Pitcairn’s Island: together with Letters & Documents never previously Published

By: Hayes, Walter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, The William L. Clements Library: 1996

Edition: First Edition, Limited Edition

Seller ID: 3332

Condition: Fine


Limited edition of 1500 copies, of which this is the standard edition. Oatmeal cloth with an impression of a ship over a dark blue cloth spine with gilt spine titles, 19.7 by 26.2 cm, frontis portrait, 143 pp. plus colophon, color illus. Fine. One of the best researched and mystery-solving volumes on the mutiny on the Bounty. Includes a selective bibliography. View more info

The Great Himalayan Passage: Across the Himalayas by Hovercraft - SIGNED 1st

By: Peissel, Michel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1974

Edition: First edition

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 373

ISBN: 0002118416

Condition: Very Good +


London: Collins, 1974. First edition. Very Good +/very good +. London: Collins, 1974. First edition. Very Good +/very good +. Peissel, Michel. The Great Himalayan Passage: Adventure Extraordinary by Hovercraft. London: William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd., 1974, first edition. Hardcover with dust jacket, 5 3/4 by 8 1/2-inches, 254 pp. Textured, reddish-orange paper over boards with bright silver gilt spine titles, map endpapers. Both the book and jacket show only light signs of edge wear and faint, even yellowing of the pages. The jacket has some chipping and wear at the head and tail of... View more info