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BEHIND THE PICTURE : H.M.S. RATTLESNAKE'S AUSTRALIA - NEW GUINEA CRUISE 1846 - 1850

By: Bassett, Marnie

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1966

Seller ID: 32818

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Owner's name on endpaper


Index, bibliography. Foldout colour sketch of the vessel in Cape York by Oswald Brierly. 500gms weight; Color Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 114 pages View more info

THE SECRET VOYAGE OF SIR FRANCIS DRAKE

By: Bawlf, Samuel

Price: $32.50

Publisher: London, Penguin Books Ltd: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20274

ISBN: 0141005912

Condition: Very Good


Index, notes and bibliography Whilst circumnavigating the globe in 1577 was Drake on another secret mission? 300 grams weight. ; Remainder; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 400 pages View more info

Captain Cook

By: Bellis, H

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Singapore, Mcgraw Hill Book Co: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 6043

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


58p, colour illustrations Historical Characters series. Few scuffs to black cover. Bookseller details top of ffep. ; 8vo View more info

Expeditions : the Experts' Way

By: Blashford-Snell, John and Ballantine, Alistair (Ed)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2069

ISBN: 0571110215

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


256p. Ten experts write a chapter on expeditions - polar, ocean voyages personnel, small groups and mountaineering, , jungles and deserts, underwater, preparation, logistics and planning. Tiny chip to top edge of spine of back cover. ; 8vo View more info

From Scott to Fuchs

By: Bowman, Gerald

Price: $14.50

Publisher: London, Evans Bros: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2731

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


191 pages. Index. Four polar explorers Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton Byrd are studied as well as the Fuchs and Hilary expedition. Appendix 1 has a list of known Antarctic explorers, Appendix 2 has a list of all personnel on the expeditions dealt with in this book. Light surface wear to cover which is intact, but price cut.; 8vo View more info

SCURVY How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail

By: Brown, Stephen R

Price: $36.50

Publisher: Melbourne, Penguin Australia: 2004

Seller ID: 21862

ISBN: 0143002643

Condition: Very Good+


Bibliography. History of scurvy and hunt for a treatment. 300gms weight; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 286 pages View more info

Vikings of the Pacific. First Published As Vikings of the Sunrise

By: Buck, Peter H

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Chicago, Phoenix Books: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 5987

Condition: Very Good


2nd impression 1960. 338p, index, b/w illustrations, historic photos, and maps. Foxing to back cover. Owner's stamp on front page. Yellowed paper; 8vo View more info

MEN AGAINST THE DESERT

By: Calder, Ritchie

Price: $7.00

Publisher: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd.: 1951

Seller ID: 28179

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket; Foxing to book cover, taped in with compliments slip now loose


Index, map of nth Africa on endpapers. Author undertakes a tour of desert research stations on behalf of UNESCO, description includes - on trail of the Rats of Tobruk, qanats of Persia, Iraq, Egypt. 500gms weight; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 194 pages View more info

CAPTAIN COOK Obsession and Betrayal in the New World

By: Collingridge, Vanessa

Price: $33.50

Publisher: London, Ebury Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20200

ISBN: 0091886597

Condition: Very Good; Yellowed paper


Index. "Part biography and part historical mystery. "Weight 600 grams; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 376 pages View more info

THE VOYAGES OF MATTHEW FLINDERS

By: Colwell Max

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Sydney, Hamlyn: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13517

ISBN: 0600359492

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket; Gift inscription reverse of ffep. Repaired tear bottom spine of d/w


Illustrated, index, maps historic illustrations add to the understanding of Flinder's achievements.900gms weight; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 150 pages View more info

CAPTAIN COOK'S FIRST VOYAGE Commenced in 1768, and Finished in 1771. His First Published Account of Landing in the Endeavour River. Reproduced from the 'newcastle' Edition of Cook's Diaries.

By: Cook, James

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Herberton (qld), Hisine Technique:

Seller ID: 21681

Condition: Very Good; Yellowed paper.


Stapled booklet printed in far north Queensland which is a facsimile of the section dealing with exploration and Cook's voyage along the Queensland coast.100gms weight ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

First on the Moon : a Voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E Aldrin Jr. Written with Gene Farmer and Dora Jane Hamblin. Epilogue by Arthur C Clarke

By: Farmer, Gene and Hamblin, Dora Jane

Price: $26.50

Publisher: Connecticut, Konecky & Konecky:

Seller ID: 7182

ISBN: 156852398x

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


434p. Photos from NASA. Near new condition. 1kg weight; 8vo View more info

CAPTAIN SCOTT.

By: Fiennes, Ranulph

Price: $10.50

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 2003

Seller ID: 29846

ISBN: 0340826983

Condition: Very Good


No crease to spine. Colour photos, author has experienced modern day rigours of Antarctic expeditions. 900gms weight ; Color Illustrations; 9.10 X 5.90 X 1.80 inches; 514 pages View more info

THE ROMANCE OF NAVIGATION A Brief Record of Maritime Discovery from the Earliest Times to the 18th Century

By: Frith, Henry

Price: $18.50

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock & Company , Limited:

Seller ID: 20844

Condition: Good; Ffep missing, owner's name dated 1900 on title page, light foxing


Index, gold lettering on spine and cover. 750gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 312 pages View more info

Antarctic Adventure : the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58

By: Fuchs, Vivian

Price: $15.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 3062

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


190, b/w drawings, Foxing to edges and cover. Cover has few chips and tears on top edge. ; 8vo View more info

Ocean Enough and Time: Discovering the Waters around Antarctica

By: Gorman, James

Price: $13.50

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., Harpercollins: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13309

ISBN: 0060166207

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


190p, index, b/w photos. Unclipped jacket.500gms weight; 8vo View more info

Australian bushcraft A Serious Guide to Survival and Camping. Revised and Updated

By: Graves, Richard

Price: $41.50

Publisher: Sydney, Dymocks: 1984

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 30822

ISBN: 0909824355

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket; Shelfwear to base of spine only blemish.


First published in 1950 as The 10 Bushcraft Books. Index, bibliography. Chapters on knots, campcraft, firemaking, map reading. Detailed drawings. 500gms weight; B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 322 pages View more info

A PATTERN OF ISLANDS

By: Grimble, Arthur

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Reprint Society: 1954

Seller ID: 32155

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket; Rubbing along spine


Index. Map on endpapers. Gold lettering on spine. Historic b/w photos of island life. 600 grams weight. ; B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 322 pages View more info

Black Horse Odyssey Search for the Lost City of Rome in China

By: Harris, David

Price: $8.50

Publisher: South Australia, Wakefield Press: 1991

Seller ID: 31996

ISBN: 1862542708

Condition: Very Good; Yellowed paper, no creases.


1991 reprint. Map. Lost city of Li-jien built by the Romans 1300 years before Marco Polo arrived in China. 380gms weight ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 298 pages View more info

THE SEARCH FOR EL DORADO

By: Hemming, John

Price: $13.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14454

ISBN: 0718117549

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


"This book describes the nature of the conquistador, and tells from contemporary sources the appalling cruelty of these explorers, who preyed on the Indian tribes but who themselves suffered indescribable hardships'. Index, bibliography, b/w and colour illustrations. Weighs 800 grams; Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 224 pages View more info