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SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK., Bremmer, Francis, Editor.
1 Bremmer, Francis, Editor. SPACE WORLD YEARBOOK.
Amherst, Wisconsin Palmer Publications 1965 Soft Cover Very Good- Roy Scarfo, Paul Rossi, et al. 
111 pp, 12" H. Color photographs, drawings, b&w drawings, diagrams. Opens with a dedication and photograph of President Kennedy, followed by a sequence of color illustrations of spacecraft of the period. Text "Nuclear Rocket Spacecraft for Manned Exploration of Mars" is followed by b&w drawings. "The Astronauts" section begins with a color group shot of "The Mercury Seven", followed by full page color head shots of each astronaut. Next is "The Nine" (group shot / head shots) and "The Fourteen" (group shot / head shots). "Space Launchings From October, 1957 through December, 1964" (Source: Goddard Space Center) lists information under the headings: Object / Code Name / Catalogue Number / Source (primarily US, USSR) / Launch / Nodal Period / Inclination / Apogee Km. / Perigee Km. / Decay. "Weather Satellite Record" gives information under the headings: Satellite / Launch Date / Lifetime / Inclination / Pictures Taken. "Major NASA Milestones" follows, covering 1959 to 1964. A thirteen page section on "Launch Vehicles" gives technical data and a scale drawing of each of the major launch vehicles used for the United States' Space Effort. The next section covers 14 'noteworthy' U.S. Satellites, with technical data for all 14 and illustrations for 13 (there is no drawing of the San Marco). An Appedix provides information on some of the illustrations and brief biographical details for the astronauts. Interior - slight cracking of spine between pages 30/31, but pages holding firmly, small light stain in caption of picture on page 41, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - 1 1/2" dia area of light waviness on rear cover - migrates back into pages to approx. page 85 (my have been caused by slight dampness, but no watermarks), a 3" x 1" area of tiny light foxing marks on front cover, slight browning at top edge of both covers, minor soiling on covers, light bump at bottom of spine, small crease at bottom corner of both covers 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON., Bryce, George, Rev.
2 Bryce, George, Rev. MACKENZIE, SELKIRK, SIMPSON.
Toronto Morang 1905 Edition de Luxe. Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket Signed by publisher.
305 pp, 9 1/2" H. Beige cloth with paper title label on spine (a duplicate label laid in at the last page at time of publication could be used to 'freshen' the book's appearance), top edge gilt. A volume from the "Edition De Luxe" (limited to four hundred sets - this being from set 47, so numbered) of The Makers of Canada series - signed by the publisher, George Morang, on the limitation page. Three b&w tissue-covered portraits, including frontispiece. Contents: Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Struggle of the Fur Companies / The Young Trader / Fort Chipewyan / A Dash to the Arctic Sea / The Ascent of the Great River / A Wider Horizon / Winter on Peace River / Over the Great Divide / First to the Pacific and Return / Fame Achieved and the Ebbing Tide / The Great Explorer's Impulse); Lord Selkirk (A Youthful Philosopher / First Experiments in Emigration / A Dream of Empire / The Colony Begun / Red River Occupied / Angry Passions / Bloodshed / An Expedition of Rescue / Worry and Disaster / The Shadows Fall); Sir George Simpson (Dark Days and the Man for the Time / The Men He Led / The Domain of an Emperor / As Civil Ruler / A Journey Round the World / In His Letters / Before the Imperial Parliament / Canada's Debt to the Fur Companies); Index. Small soft bump at top corner of pages 200 to end of book, small area of foxing on rear endpapers, some toning to edges of text block and small foxing mark on bottom of text block, slight darkening to spine and light browning/darkening to spine paper label, minor edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Hogg, Garry. PATHFINDERS IN NEW ZEALAND.
New Zealand Whitcombe & Tombs 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
189 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H) - medium purple boards with silver lettering on spine. B&w plates, maps. "(Presents) a selection of individual achievements spanning the two hundred years between Tasman's discovery of New Zealand in the mid-seventeenth century and Barrington's marathon trek in search of gold in the mid-nineteenth century. A final chapter deals with 'Mr Explorer Douglas', whose astonishing exploits belong to a somewhat later period, and who died less than fifty years ago. These (and others which might also have been included, had there been space) stand out as milestones along a route of splendid achievement which has transformed two remote islands into the proud Dominion they constitute today." Chapters include: Hore-Ta-Te-Taniwha Meets James Cook; Massacre in Treachery Bay; A Sermon in Treachery Bay; The Unpredicatable Maori; Dieffenbach's Ascent of Mt Egmont; Brunner and 'The Great Journey'; Barrington Looks for Gold. Slight bump to top edge of front board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, light fading to spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
4 MacInnis, Joe. Introduction by Walter Cronkite. THE BREADALBANE ADVENTURE.
Montreal Optimum 1982 0888901593 / 9780888901590 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Good+ 
171 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H). B&w photographs, map. "In 1975, Joe MacInnis, pioneer in the great frontier of the Arctic Ocean, discovered a new challenge. Through an old Arctic loner and a reclusive English scholar, he learned of a sailing vessel locked for 127 years beneath the polar ice. The 'Breadalbane' was one of many ships dispatched by the British Admiralty to find Sir John Franklin the explorer, and the 129 crewmen aboard the 'Erebus' and the 'Terror'. Like many before them, the ships had sought the fabled Northwest Passage to the riches of the Orient. Neither ship nor crewmen were ever found. On its ill-fated supply run, the 'Breadalbane' had stopped at Beechey Island and then became caught in the ice. The ice lifted the craft from the water and crushed its hull, but gave the crew time to scramble to safety before opening briefly to swallow its prize. Since 1853, the 'Breadalbane' has stood upright on the ocean floor, unseen by human eyes. Joe MacInnis spent three grueling years searching for the lost ghost ship, battling fierce Arctic winds, the lethal polar waters, and icebergs weighing up to a million tons. (Here, he) takes us on his unique quest, right up to the electrifying moment when he finds the ship, largely intact, in the sub-zero waters." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, light rubbing, several small edge tears with old tape on inside surface 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
STANLEY.  2 VOLUME SET.  VOLUME I. THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN EXPLORER.  VOLUME II. SORCERER'S APPRENTICE., McLynn, Frank.
5 McLynn, Frank. STANLEY. 2 VOLUME SET. VOLUME I. THE MAKING OF AN AFRICAN EXPLORER. VOLUME II. SORCERER'S APPRENTICE.
Constable, London, 1989, 1991, first editions. 
411 pp, 499 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard covers in dust jackets - 2 volume set. ISBN 0094624208, ISBN 0094702209 Map endpapers, b&w plates. "Sir Henry Morton Stanley, greatest of African explorers and one of the most fascinating of late Victori an adventurers, is known popularly for his celebrated meeting with David Livingstone. But Stanley is by any reckoning a key figure in the history of the European penetration of the African continent. He was also a man of intriguing psycho l o g i c a l c omplexity - a complexity which Frank McLynn probes with sensitivity and understanding....Born into poverty and illegitimacy, with an infancy spent in a Welsh workhouse, (Stanley) survived a series of incredible adventures at sea and i n th e US A to em erge as a journalist of talent after the American Civil War. His coverage of the British Ethiopian expedition to chastise Emperor Theodore brought him to the attention of James Gordon Bennett, proprietor of the 'New York Heral d T ri bun e' wh o com m iss ioned him to find Livingstone in darkest Africa. His historic meeting with Livingstone at Ujiji in 1871....was the scoop of the century. It brought him fame and fortune and the opportunity to carry out the greatest si ngle fe at i n t he w ho le o f Afri can exploration: crossing the continent from east to west and following the Congo to its Atlantic mouth. Behind these (and other) monumental achievements was a man who was a pathological liar, with sado-masochi stic tend encie s, w ho hi mse lf oc cu pied a blurred middle-ground between fantasy and reality. All this is the material of Frank McLynn's masterly study...." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spines - tiny tear at top of spine of vol. 1, minor d iscol orati on at botto m of f ront board an d tin y soiling marks on top of textblock of vol. 2. Dust jackets have minor edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds, vol. 1 is price clipped and has tape on inside top edge in two place - tiny tear. Very Good+ /Very Good+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE KING'S SCHOOL GLOUCESTER., Robertson, David.
6 Robertson, David. THE KING'S SCHOOL GLOUCESTER.
Phillimore, (London, 1974), first edition. 
218 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "The King's School continues an educational tradition that has lasted more than 900 years, with only one short break between the dissolution of the medieval Abbey of St. Peters and Henry VIII's establishment of the present school as part of the new Cathedral Church in 1545. A monastic school was well established when Abbot Serlo arrived in 1072, followed by an Almonry School which flourished up to the Dissolution. Through out the 17th and 18th centuries it was one of England's principal grammar schools, to which were sent the sons not only of leading Gloucestershire families but also of families of distinction from all over the country. The 19th century and the early years of this saw the School facing severe financial problems, but their eventual solution by the Ministry of Education and the Church Commissioners has led to revival and rapid expansion in recent years. Former pupils include many men who have achieved positions of national importance, including the joint founders of the Sunday School movement, one of the founders of Methodism, several bishops and an Archbishop of Canterbury, a famous explorer, and the compo ser of the American National Anthem. In these days of widespread questioning of teaching practices, Mr. Robertson's book will be of interest to historians and educationalists as an account of a school which has managed to maintain tradition and high standards over many centuries and to combine them with the most modern teaching." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, light browning to parts of endpapers, minor rub marks on front board, tiny speck on fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has old price sticker on front flap, tiny tear and wrinkling at top of spine, several heavy creases down fore-edge of flaps, very light rubbing and soiling on rear panel. VG+/G 
Price: 30.95 USD
 
 
THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT OR, THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.  VOLUME I.  (VOLUME ONE.), Stanley, Henry M. (Morton).
7 Stanley, Henry M. (Morton). THROUGH THE DARK CONTINENT OR, THE SOURCES OF THE NILE AROUND THE GREAT LAKES OF EQUATORIAL AFRICA AND DOWN THE LIVINGSTONE RIVER TO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. VOLUME I. (VOLUME ONE.)
New York Dover 1988 0486256677 / 9780486256672 Reprint Soft Cover Very Good 
400 pp, 8 1/2" H. Fold-out map inside rear cover. B&w illustrations. ***VOLUME 1 ONLY OF THE 2 VOLUME SET*** "Perhaps best known as the intrepid adventurer who located the missing explorer David Livingstone in equatorial Africa in 1871, Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) played a major role in assembling the fragmented discoveries and uncertain geographical knowledge of central Africa into a coherent picture. He was the first European to explore the Congo River; assisted at the founding of the Congo Free State, and helped pave the way for the opening up of modern Africa. In this classic account of one of his most important expeditions, the venerable Victorian recounts the incredibly difficult and perilous journey during which he explored the great lakes of Central Africa, confirming their size and position, searched for the source of the Nile, and traced the unknown Congo River from the depths of the continents to the sea." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - spine very slightly twisted, minor edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge of text block and a little group on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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