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HOWISON, John. European Colonies, in Various Parts of the World,
London : 1834First edition, well represented institutionally but commercially uncommon; a most attractively presented copy in a superior contemporary binding. John Howison (1797-1859) was a Scot who from 1818 to 1820 travelled in Quebec and Ontario, and whose Sketches of Canada (1821), published when he was still in his mid-twenties, "was an immediate success and... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 120995
BRADFORD, William. The Arctic Regions.
London : 1873First and only edition of this highly uncommon and highly desirable Arctic record, one of perhaps as few as 300 copies. The book forms a record of the last of seven voyages to Labrador and Greenland that Bradford sponsored or participated in during the 1860s: "all early examples of what one might call 'eco-art tourism'"(Books on Ice).
Bradford... Learn More£150,000.00
Stock Code: 94428
NANSEN, Fridtjof. Farthest North.
New York : 1897First US edition of the official account of the first Fram expedition, "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (PMM), undertaken "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the Pole" (Arctic Bibliography). "Nansen returned to... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 139571
NANSEN, Fridtjof. "Farthest North"
1897First edition, preceding the first Norwegian edition of the same year. Nansen's expedition was "a remarkable achievement in Polar exploration" (Printing and the Mind of Man), undertaken "with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice with the currents northwest from the New Siberian Islands across or near the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 143203
PRIESTLEY, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure. Scott's Northern Party.
London : 1914First edition, first impression, rarely encountered in collectable condition, as here: a large part of the print-run was destroyed in a warehouse fire. This copy has a pleasing association, from the library of adventurer Steve Fossett (1944-2007), with his bookplate to the front pastedown.
Priestley served with Shackleton on his 1907-09 expedition,... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142363
COOK, James, & James King. A Voyage to the Pacific Ocean.
London : 1785Second edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, an attempt to find a north-west passage, during which he "discovered" Oahu and Kauai at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, and, more importantly, "depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In addition the scientific discoveries... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 75595
COOK, James. A Voyage Towards the South Pole, and Round the World.
London : 1777First edition. This choice copy with an association to Cook's "zealous patron" and senior Admiralty figure, Sir George Jackson: from the library of Francis Longe (1748-1812) of Spixworth Park, Norfolk, with his gilt crest at head of spines and armorial bookplate in each volume; Longe's wife was Catherine Jackson (1752-1828), daughter of Sir George.... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 143322
(PHILLIPS, Sir Richard.) [Sammelband of travel narratives and digests.]
London : 1820-1An interesting sammelband of scarce travel narratives printed by the radical publisher and bookseller Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), including a rare collection of anonymous letters from William Parry's first Arctic voyage, and the sole editions in English of Baron Hallberg's Reise durch Skandinavien (1818) and of Louis Albert Necker de Saussure's... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 112632