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JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE., "A Wanderer".  Introduction by Admiral E.M. Eller.
1 "A Wanderer". Introduction by Admiral E.M. Eller. JOURNALS OF TWO CRUISES ABOARD THE AMERICAN PRIVATEER YANKEE.
Macmillan, New York, 1967, first edition. 
156 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w reproductions, map. "Written by a young, ardently romantic ship's clerk who signs himself 'A Wanderer' (almost certainly Noah Johnson, these journals) record the heady adventures of the Americ an privateer 'Yankee' on her first two voyages during the War of 1812. Only recently discovered among the possessions of a New England family, they are printed here for the first time....These historic journals bring vividly to life sea voya g e s t h a t epitomized Yankee daring and skill, dedication to freedom, and Christian charity in dealing with conquered enemies. What life was like aboard a privateer and how these warships were manned, sailed, and deployed against the enemy is n ow he re be tt er illustrated than in these superb firsthand accounts." Very light browning on fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, scattered small/tiny scuffs, very light soi lin g, l igh t b row ning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Very Good+/Very Good- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL., (Weatherell, John.)  Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester.
2 (Weatherell, John.) Edited & with an introduction by C.S. Forester. THE ADVENTURES OF JOHN WETHERELL.
Michael Joseph, London, 1954, second printing. 
275 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w plates. "John Wetherell was a native of Whitby, one of the thirteen children of Nathan Wetherell, a whaling captain. He was born in 1780, and his father died in 1789 - ki lled, according to Wetherell, in a skirmish with Eskimos in Davis Strait. Wetherell himself died, probably in New York, sometime after 1834. He left behind him an autobiography, in three volumes of manuscript amounting altogether to a thous a n d p a g es. It had been the object of a fruitless search by students of the period until, a few years ago, Mrs Anne Klein of New York, an enthusiastic collector of rare nautical books, discovered it at the New York auction of the library of th e la te Ga br ie l Wells." A fascinating look at life at sea in during the Napoleonic era, including conditions in the prisons for sailors in France. Previous owner's small stamp on front end papers, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light edge w ear . D ust ja cke t has been price-clipped, has very light stamp ink offset on front flap, very light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662., Bartholomew, J.G.
3 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AFRICA AND AUSTRALASIA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 662.
London J.M. Dent & Sons Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
218 pp, 6 7/8" H. No publication date, but an early edition as there is no mention of the First World War. Map endpapers and decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 10 plates depicting coins. "The extent of the land and sea that (this book) covers, between the extremes of Algiers and Samoa, is immense in latitude and longitude; while in points of history it ranges from the oldest to the newest civilisation; as suggested by Karnak, or the new capital of Australia, Canbena (sic). Moreover, in accord with the general idea of these map-books, the effect of the map in illustrating history, the growth and multiplicity of peoples and cities, and the vast possibilities of unworked regions, is kept in sight throughout these pages. The record includes the wars that have passed, from Napoleon's Campain in Egypt of 1798 and General Gordon's last stand at Khartoum, to the battles of Spion Kop and Colenso, and the sieges of Ladysmith and Mafeking in the late South African War. It covers the routes of the great travellers, Mungo Park, Livingstone and Stanley; Stuart, Burke and Wills; and it touches at Vailima in order to recall Robert Louis Stevenson and his South Sea experiences, at the end of his days, as they are pictured by his Samoa book of 1892..." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of Africa and Australasia" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Africa and Australasia having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear - tiny tear at top of spine, minor bumps at bottom edge of front cover, book lightly cracked in several places - book is sound, small split and very small piece missing at bottom of inside rear gutter, slight scattered color loss on top of text block. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, small tear at top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553., Bartholomew, J.G.  Revised By Samuel McKee.
4 Bartholomew, J.G. Revised By Samuel McKee. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF AMERICA. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 553.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Good Very Good 
242 pp, 6 13/16" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps, plus 8 plates depicting coins. "The transformation, bit by bit, of a wilderness into the category of a Europeanized civilization may be comprehended from a series of maps which shows the ever advancing line of settlement as it first gnawed away the forests of the sea coast, and then after trickling through mountain passes, seeped across the plains to be stopped finally by the Pacific Ocean. Waterways, roads, and more recently, the railroads, have contributed to the movement of the past towards the fulfilment of the present. The following maps portray the expanding movements of new nations as two continents were wrested from a wilderness. The coloured maps locate states, towns, waterways, advancing frontiers, routes of travel, population densities, and industries. The black and white maps, besides those showing battle alignments and military campaigns, contain many specimens of early maps with their quaint antiquarian charm." Includes "A Brief Survey of the Coinage of North and South America" by G.C. Brooke, "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in America having a Literary or Historic Interest", "Contributions to the Literature of the United States" and an Index. Book is lightly cocked, light browning to edges of text block, light edge wear, very small old ink mark on bottom of text block, rubbing with slight color loss on covers, cloth is split on hinges - repaired, small edge tear on free front endaper - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny chip at top of spine, slight fading to spine and flap-fold color. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
5 Bell, Caroline and Bell, Eddie. Edited by Alden Hatch. THANK YOU TWICE, OR HOW WE LIKE AMERICA.
Harcourt, Brace, New York, 1941, second printing. 
112 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "This is the unvarnished narrative of the adventures of Caroline and Eddie Bell, aged twelve and ten, who were among the first children sent from England to America in the summer of 1940. The man who asked them to write their own book said: 'Tell about the things you like and the things you don't like. Don't pull any punches. Americans can take it.' Americans can not only take it, but will love it. It is a gorgeous, high-spirited do c u m e nt. The impact of our daily routine, with its excitements and it disappointments too, seems just as diverting to us as it is to them." Some areas of light dis-coloration on boards, endpapers are browned, several tiny ink/dye marks on pages 3 0/ 31 a nd at edges/margins of a few other pages, light browning on edges of text block, slight scuff across fore-edge of text block. Dust jacket has pieces missing at edges and some tears (text is complete on flaps and most of title), moderate br own ing - heavier on spine and flap-folds, now in a mylar sleeve. Good+/Poor 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
VOYAGE OF THE BASSET., Christensen, James C.  With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster.
6 Christensen, James C. With Renwick St. James and Alan Dean Foster. VOYAGE OF THE BASSET.
New York Greenwich Workshop / Artisan 1996 1885183585 / 9781885183583 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good James C. Christensen. 
168 pp, 10 1/4" H x 10 1/4" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w drawings. "Pledging allegiance to (H.M.S.) Basset's motto, Credendo Vides - Seing Believing, One Sees - (nine year old) Cassandra, her sceptical older sister, Miranda, and their father, Professor Algernon Aisling, set out in search of the ancient legends. From the flickering flight of faeries to the mermaids' siren songs, a labyrinth-bound Minotaur to a fire-breathing dragon, the Aisling family witnesses firsthand the wonder of mythological worlds. Cassandra's adventures intertwine with her father's scientific scribblings to present both new tales and the essence of classic myths. (This book) takes the reader on a fantastical journey of discovery." Tiny dint on top edge of front board, minor edge wear. Dust jacket has light line indentations and rubbing on front/rear panels, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
7 Clark Hall, John R. Prefatory Remarks by J.R.R. Tolkien. Notes and Introduction by C.L. Wren. BEOWULF AND THE FINNESBURG FRAGMENT. A TRANSLATION INTO MODERN ENGLISH PROSE. NEW EDITION.
London George Allen & Unwin 1958 Revised Edition Hard Cover Good Good 
194 pp, 7 1/2" H. Contents: Foreword; Prefatory Remarks; Introduction; Beowulf Translated Into Modern English Prose (Part IA. Beowulf and Grendel / Episode of Sigemund / Episode of King Finn; Part IB. Beowulf and Grendel's Mother / Episode of Thryth / Episode of Freawaru; Part II. Beowulf and the Dragon / Episode of the Battle of Ravenswood and death of Ongentheow); The Finnesburg Fragment (Prose Translation / Verse Translation); Notes. Previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, browning on free endpapers near gutter, tiny ink check mark in margin of page 108, one word underlined in ink on page 116, tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text lock and on a couple of pages, light fading to spine color and at top edge of boards, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, one cery small corner bump, light browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very small chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, moderate browning on spine and lighter on flap-folds/some edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
8 Cole, Jean Murray. EXILE IN THE WILDERNESS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF CHIEF FACTOR ARCHIBALD McDONALD, 1790-1853.
Don Mills, Ontario Burns & MacEachern 1979 0887680844 / 9780887680847 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
268 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w illustrations. "At the age of twenty-two, Archibald McDonald was responsible for the health and well-being of all ninety-four members of the 1813 party of Lord Selkirk's ill-fated Red River settlement. (He) responded to this heavy burden as he did to all the other difficulties that he experienced in his life as adminstrator and fur trader in the days of the Red River settlement and the early history of the Pacific Northwest - with an engaging combination of practicality, good humor, and hard work. Drawing extensively from McDonald's letters, reports, and diaries, (the author) lets the subject of this biography tell his own story: of the enmity between the Red River settlers and the violent, vindictive Nor-Westers, who were determined to destroy the Red River colony; of his years of service in the Hudson's Bay Company, where he became commander of forts on the Lower Fraser and Columbia Rivers; and of the long canoe voyages through the untamed Canadian wilderness." Dust jacket has one small edge tear archivally taped, minor edge wear/wrinkling, tiny scuff at top of rear hinge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Corneille, John, Major. Edited with introduction by Michael Edwardes. JOURNAL OF MY SERVICE IN INDIA.
London Folio Society 1966 Hard Cover Very Good B.S. Biro. 
181 pp, 8vo (8 9/16" H). Bound in full brown cloth with an etching in black; endpapers with the coats of arms of George II and the East India Company. Brown slipcase. "The frontispiece reproduces a page from the original manuscript, which was compiled between 1754 and 1757. This is the first publication of the diary, which was discovered in France in the early 1960s. Val Biro's 14 scraperboard illustrations consist of 11 headpieces, two cartouches (each used on one of the divisional titles for the two parts of the book), and the title-page vignette. The etching used on the binding shows Fort Saint George at Madras, and was made at around the time Corneille was in India." Map of Plassy. Previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, very small bump at bottom corner of front board. Slipcase has light edge rubbing, small rear corner bump, three tiny/small light stains, wear at top/bottom front edges and for 1" on side bottom edge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
QUADRANTUS REX., Coulehan, Norbert.
10 Coulehan, Norbert. QUADRANTUS REX.
Macmillan, London, 1959, first edition. 
298 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "In the second year B.C. the Emperor Augustus decided to call a conference for world peace, 'Pax Mundana', and despatched a young sea tribune, Titus to collect and escort to Rome the three gr eat Kings from Africa, Asia and the Baltic. This, in the first place, is the story of how Titus carried out his unusual assignment, the hazards and dangers of his voyages and his difficulties, both practical and diplomatic, with his noble c h a r g e s . But no less important than the sea tribune is Quadrantus, the Master of the squaresailer in which he travelled. It is soon apparent that this is no ordinary ship and Quadrantus is no ordinary master: a giant of a man, he runs his du mb c re w wi th u n canny precision and his navigation and seamanship verge on the miraculous. After the fruitless conference, Titus and Quadrantus escort the three Kings on what seems a hopeless mission to King Herod. Guided by a strange st a r, the Ki ngs a re lan ded n ear Philippi, and the half-whispered stories of the phenomena which heralded the Birth of Christ and the legend of a fourth King who set off for Bethlehem with his fellows yet failed to arrive, are given an unexpect ed tw ist when see n t hro ugh the mir ror of Norbert Coulehan's narrative." Tiny foxing specks on the top and fore-edge of the textblock, light to moderate edge wear, small bump at top of spine, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket i s p rice cli pped, has ligh t to mod erat e ed ge wear/wrinkling, very small chips and tears at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light rubbing, light browning on flap-folds. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
11 Darwin, Charles. Introduction by Richard Dawkins. THE ESSENTIAL DARWIN. 4 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE: A NATURALIST'S VOYAGE / ON THE ORIGIN OF SPECIES / THE EXPRESSION OF THE EMOTIONS / THE DESCENT OF MAN.
London Folio Society 1990 Hard Cover Very Good 
395 pp, 298 pp, 258 pp, 592 pp, 10" H. 4 volumes in dark green slipcase with gold lettering/profile of Darwin on side panels. Bound in dark green buckram with gold banding, brown leather labels with gold lettering on spine - gold borders, lettering and Darwin profile on front boards. Dark brown endpapers, top edges dark green. B&w illustrations. 'A Naturalist's Voyage' has a tiny faint dent/scuff on rear board. 'The Descent of Man' has small bump at top corner of front board and top of front hinge. 'The Expression of the Emotions' has wrinkle at bottom of spine. Slipcase has a small bump at one top front and rear corner, very light rubbing. The gold lettering on spine labels is all complete - scan does not show it well. 
Price: 130.00 USD
 
 
12 Decker, Peter, compiler. (George W. Soliday.) A DESCRIPTIVE CHECK LIST TOGETHER WITH SHORT TITLE INDEX DESCRIBING ALMOST 7500 ITEMS OF WESTERN AMERICANA COMPRISING BOOKS, MAPS AND PAMPHLETS OF THE IMPORTANT LIBRARY (IN FOUR PARTS) FORMED BY GEORGE S. SOLIDAY.
New York Antiquarian Press 1960 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
One of an edition limited to 550 copies, this copy unnumbered. Dark green cloth with gold lettering on spine, 9 3/4" H. B&w frontispiece. Foreword and brief biographical sketch of Mr. Soliday by Peter Decker. The remainder of the book consists of four parts and an index, each individually paginated, (169 pp, 165 pp, 117 pp, 128 pp, 103 pp). Light wrinkling at top/bottom of hinges, small bump at bottom of rear board near hinge, very light edge wear, faint scratches on rear board, faint rub line on front board, soft crease across spine - near bottom. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
MAIDEN VOYAGES;  TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN.  VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA., Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by.  Inscribed.
13 Derham, Roy, arranged and edited by. Inscribed. MAIDEN VOYAGES; TALES OF YOUNG SEAMEN. VINDI BOYS' FIRST TRIPS TO SEA.
Buckingham Baron 2002 0860236714 / 9780860236719 Limited Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
211 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H). Number 528 of a limited edition. INSCRIBED ON LIMITATION PAGE, "WITH BEST WISHES, ROY DERHAM". B&w illustrations. "Twelve weeks with TS 'Vindicatrix' prepared young lads for a life at sea, but not for the first trip - on liner, coaster, collier or cargo boat, cruise ship, tanker or tramp steamer. Often bullied, invariably seasick; cold, wet, hungry and initially miserable, most matured to become old hands - stewards, cooks or sometimes Master. Others swore never to go to sea again, and over four hundred lost their young lives for their country. Many became Distressed Seamen, yet survived. Some were torpedoed, sometimes more than once; some found themselves in prison camps. Others sailed to exotic places and met strange people. A few jumped ship and several fell overboard. Some were pushed. Most of them had strange experiences, saw far flung lands, and made lifetime friends. Many fell in love with the sea while some hated it but it earnt the respect of them all. Most express few regrets and all those in this book remember it well - that first trip as a graduate Vindi-boy, untried, uncertain and just a little afraid. This is the sum of the maiden voyages of over fifty Vindi-boys, who learnt their trade with the old lady of Sharpness between 1939 and 1966." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly cocked, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
14 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by John Ezard. MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT.
London Folio Society 2006 Hard Cover Near Fine "Phiz" 
844 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Spine has two thin 'lines' in the grain of the leather (one approx. 3/4", one approx. 1" long). They appear to be natural imperfections and are fully dyed and shaped with the rest of the spine. Please see picture. Slipcase has one very small bump at rear corner. The maroon paper folded into the bottom inside surface of the slipcase is not glued down in the middle - slightly raised, but there is a low risk of damage, a very small strip of maroon paper is missing from one top inside corner. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
15 Dickerman, Marion, compiled by. THE STORY OF THE LAST OF THE OLD WHALERS, "CHARLES W. MORGAN".
Marine Museum of the Marine Historical Association, Mystic, Connecticut, [1954], revised and reprinted edition. 
28 pp, 9" H x 6" D, stapled in wraps. B&w photographs, drawings, facsimiles of log pages, chronology of voyages. "She was the pride of New Bedford when on July 21, 1841, she slid down the ways of Jethro and Zachariah Hillman's shipyard into the Acushnet River, the largest and finest addition to New Bedford's great and growing fleet of whaleships..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light browning to covers edges, very light edge wear, minor creasing at spine area. VG 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND., Estensen, Miriam.
16 Estensen, Miriam. DISCOVERY: THE QUEST FOR THE GREAT SOUTH LAND.
Conway Maritime Press, London, 1999, first edition. 
286 pp, small 8vo (7 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0851777694 B&w illustrations, colour plates. "Six centuries before the birth of Christ, people began to imagine an immense land at the bottom of the world, a land of marvels, of enormo us wealth and mystery. 'Discovery' is the story of the quest which compelled men in small ships to traverse unknown seas, to endure extraordinary hardships, to slowly unveil the sixth continent. The story begins among Greek philosophers on the s h o res of the Mediterranean. It ends two millenia later in the vast Southern Ocean. Lucidly and concisely, Miriam Estensen tells an absorbing tale of mapmakers and lonely caravels, Spanish hidalgos and Dutch merchants, remote coasts and castawa ys , bu ccaneers and dreamers. At the heart of 'Discovery' is the power of a myth and the adventures and sacrifices of those who pursued it, for this is the story of how an imagined place was made real, how the speculations of visionaries became Te rra I nco gnita and then Australia." Place, date and signature in ink on verso of free front endpaper; small area of waviness at fore-edge of page leaf 35/36; small area of light soiling on fore-edge of text block, light waviness/soft wrinkling in top ma rgin of pages 5 to 8; very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small dint on front hinge. Very Good-/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
17 Fetherling, George. RUNNING AWAY TO SEA: ROUND THE WORLD ON A TRAMP FREIGHTER.
Dundurn, Toronto, 2009, first edition. 
236 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781550028539 "At a turning point in his life, George Fetherling embarked on an adventure to sail round the wrold on one of the last of the tramp freighters. The four-month voyage carried him 30,000 nautical mil es from Europe via the Panama Canal to the South Pacific and back by way of Singapore, Indonesia, the Indian Ocean, and Suez. Written with dash, colour, and droll humour, (his) narrative is peopled by a rich cast of characters, from the Forei g n L e g ionnaires of French Polnesia to the 'raskol' gangs of Papua New Guinea. The author captures the reality of life aboard a working cargo ship - the boredom, the seclusion, the differences of nationality and culture that isolation and cramp ed q u ar te rs seem to exaggerate. But the routine of loneliness or tranquility is punctuated by moments of near-panic - shipboard fires, furniture-smashing storms, even a brush with pirates in the Straits of Malacca." Interior - clean and tigh t w ith n o p rev iou s ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
18 Floethe, Louise Lee. IF I WERE CAPTAIN.
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Richard Floethe. 
Unpaginated, 10" H. A [R] on copyright page. Light blue boards, with dark blue decoration on front/rear, dark blue lettering on spine. "In this charming picture book a boy sits day dreaming of all the things he would do if he were captain of the old sailing ship over the fireplace. In his imagination he goes, like Columbus, to lands unknown and far away, seeing these places as a boy might think of them. Jewels of India - camels of Arabia - Indians on a nameless island - it is all a thoroughly childlike dream of adventure. The reader may go with him, quite rapidly, and then go back to see all the fascinating details in the pictures." Gift inscription of front free endpaper, light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. Dust jacket is clipped at top of front flap, light edge wear and one or two tiny chips and small tear, small label glue residue on front panel, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds, faint water stain at bottom edge near spine - shows mostly on inside surface. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827.  INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI, Franklin, John, Captain.  With John Richardson, M.D.  Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby.
19 Franklin, John, Captain. With John Richardson, M.D. Introduction by Leslie H. Neatby. NARRATIVE OF A SECOND EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE POLAR SEA IN THE YEARS 1825, 1826, AND 1827. INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE PROGRESS OF A DETACHMENT TO THE EASTWARD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, M.D., F.R.S., F.L.S., SURGEON AND NATURALIST TO THE EXPEDITI
Charles E. Tuttle, Rutland, Vermont, 1971, first Tuttle facsimile edition. 
xl, 320 pp, clvii (appendices), small 4to (10 1/2" H), hard cover (bright red cloth with black title blocks/gold lettering on spine), in dust jacket and original shipping carton. Six maps in pocket at rear and 31 plates throughout text - collated. ISBN 0804810087 "In two expeditions between 1819 and 1827, Franklin discovered and mapped nearly two thousand miles of arctic coastline; by far the greater part of this was accomplished on the second journey, the subject of the this present 'Narrative'. Franklin's plan for the second expedition was carefully devised to avoid the limited success and costly loss of life experienced by the first party. Dr. John Richardson again accompanied him, as did Lieutenant George Back and the Eskimo interpreter, Augustus. Establishing a base on Great Bear Lake, Franklin descended the Mackenzie River with four boats of his own design. At the mouth, Richardson took two vessels eastward to map the coastline between the Mackenzie and the Coppermine River; Franklin travelled westward to explore the coast as far as Icy Cape on the northwest shoulder of Alaska. He expected to meet Captain Beechey who would be sailing eastward from Icy Cape and thus complete the charts between the Mackenzie and the Pacific. While Richardson carried his task to its successful conclusion, Franklin and Beechey were prevented from meeting by persistent fog and impassable ice fields. Under orders to return to his base before the end of the brief Arctic summer, Franklin reluctantly turned back, leaving an undiscovered gap of only one hundred and fifty miles between himself and Beechey's ship. The two branches of the expedition had together mapped twelve hundred miles of coastline, establishing the commander as a man who would add more to the shape of the continent than any other in history. Franklin's account of the expedition reveals a rugged veracity equal to the task." Appendices: Topographical and Geological Notices, by Dr. Richardson, R.N.; Meteorological Tables, arranged from the Registers kept at Fort Franklin, by the Officers of the Expedition, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on Solar Radiation, by Dr. Richardson; Observations on the Velocity of Sound at different Temperatures, by L ieutenant Kendall, R.N.; Observations for Latitude, Longitude, and Variations, by Captain Franklin, R.N.; Observations relative to the daily Variation of the Horizontal Magnetic Needle, by Captain Franklin; On the Aurora Borealis, by Captain Franklin. Dust jacket is price clipped; has very minor wear at bottom of spine; light wrinkling at top of spine, bottom of flap-folds and at top of rear flap. Shipping carton has light edge wear, sticker pull on side panel, small piece of surface paper loss and faint watermark/slight rust on staples on bottom panel, very light rubbing. Fine/Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 135.00 USD
 
 
20 Freeman, Lewis R. THE NEARING NORTH.
New York Dodd, Mead 1928 First Edition Hard Cover Good Byron Harmon, photography. 
385 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark blue cloth with gold lettering on front board. B&w photographs. American explorer and adventurer, Lewis R. Freeman, deterimned to explore the river routes to the Arctic one summer, using "summer steamboat services on the Peace, Athabaska, Slave and Mackenzie", taking a folding canvas boat and an outboard motor for sections where that was not possible. "This would leave (him) fifteen hundred miles of the Saskatchewan and Nelson to voyage in a small craft, with whatever runs could be worked in between steamers and steamer-stops on the other rivers as well. Covering seven or eight thousand miles of river even in this hybrid fashion of navigation would still promise a lively and eventful half summer: in fact, one would have to reckon on running right along to freeze-up to make it at all." Book is lightly cracked in a few places but pages are firmly held, faint erased pencil mark on front free endpaper, slight darkening and a few tiny foxing marks on top of text block, very light browning to other edges of text block, some shelf soiling on bottom of text block, gold lettering on spine is fully faded, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks throughout pages, foxing in gutter of page 180. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
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