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[SHMIDT, Otto, and others]. The Voyage of the Chelyuskin.
London : 1935First UK edition, first impression, of this account of the rescue of the SS Chelyuskin, the first Arctic rescue orchestrated using wireless technology and aviation, this copy in an attractive example of the scarce jacket.
The SS Chelyuskin was a Soviet steamship built in 1933 to prove that an ordinary cargo vessel could complete a winter expedition... Learn More£200.00
Stock Code: 141768
MORRIS, William, & Eiríkr Magnússon (trans.) The Saga Library.
London : 1891-1905First editions, first impressions, scarce found as the complete set, and more usually in sorry state. The culmination of Morris's interest in the medieval literature of Iceland, the Saga Library was translated and edited by Morris together with his friend and scholar Eiríkr Magnússon (1833-1913) and sought to make the material more accessible to an... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 139302
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
WOOLF, Virginia. "Is Fiction an Art?" Hand-corrected typescript review of Aspects of Fiction by E. M. Forster.
52 Tavistock Square, London : October 1927Original typescript draft with autograph corrections by Woolf of one of her most defining essays, by descent from the editor responsible for bringing the essay to publication, Geoffrey Parsons (1879-1956). Published in the New York Herald Tribune on Sunday, 16 October 1927, Woolf's review of E. M. Forster's Aspects of Fiction appeared on the first page... Learn More£22,500.00
Stock Code: 130267
SAVIGNAC, Alida de. Les Contes Bleus.
Paris : [c.1830]First edition, uncommon complete as here, of this charming set of instructive tales for children by the French bluestocking Alida de Savignac (1790-1847). Volume I comprises three stories, each bound separately: La Petite Malade imaginaire; Juliette à Rome, ou les histoires du temps passé; and Camille. Volume II is divided identically: La Veillée;... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 125728
GARNIER, François. Voyage d'exploration en Indo-Chine effectué pendant les années 1866, 1867 et 1868 par une commission française.
Paris : 1873First edition of the superbly illustrated official account of the most important 19th-century expedition into Indo-China. Following the death of the commander, Captain Ernest Doudard de Lagrée, Garnier was forced to take command of this French government sponsored expedition to explore the navigability of the Mekong. After a voyage of nearly 5,500... Learn More£30,000.00
Stock Code: 117168