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The Long Ships; A Saga of the Viking Age

by Bengtsson, Frans Gunnar, and Meyer, Michael (Translated from the Swedish by)

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Published
1954
Condition
Fair. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Library rebind: well-bound reading copy. Random small soil patches on text pages.
Edition
3rd printing 1954, same year as 1st.
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NZ$46.95

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New York.: Alfred A Knopf., 1954. 3rd printing 1954, same year as 1st.. Hard cover. Fair. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Library rebind: well-bound reading copy. Random small soil patches on text pages.. 1 Text in English, Swedish. 503 p. 22 cm. B&W maps. Translation of "Röde Orm". Maps: Eastern Europe A.D. 1000, Scandinavia A.D. 1000, Western Europe A.D.… Read more
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Abandoned; the Story of the Greely Arctic Expedition, 1881-1884

by Todd, Alden L., and Stefansson, Vilhjalmur (Introduction by)

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Published
1961
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Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Top spine damage, lower spine discoloration. Top page block darkening smudge.
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NZ$17.61

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New York.: McGraw-Hill Book Company., 1961. Hard cover. Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Top spine damage, lower spine discoloration. Top page block darkening smudge.. 1 Black, blue cloth over boards. 323 p. 22 cm. B&W archival photo sections, frontispiece. Double page map: Greenland, Northeastern Canada. U.S. Major General Adolphus Washington Greely's tragic arctic exploration story… Read more
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The Year-Long Day: One Man's Arctic

by Maxwell, A E, and Rudd, Ivar

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Published
1976
Condition
Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library. Signed by previous owner. Tightly-bound. Slight spine tilt. Former owner: Newport Clock Mu
Edition
First edition. Stated 1st edition.
ISBN
9780397011315
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NZ$86.57

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Philadelphia / New York.: J B Lippincott., 1976. First edition. Stated 1st edition.. Hard cover. Good in good dust jacket. Ex-library. Signed by previous owner. Tightly-bound. Slight spine tilt. Former owner: Newport Clock Museum, NH., gifted to Richards Free Library.. Ruud, Ivar (Photographs by).. 1 Black sealed textured cloth over boards. 240 p. 23 cm. B&W photo plates.… Read more
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Congo Kitabu

by Hallet, Jean Pierre

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Published
1967
Condition
Fine. Light reading cover wear.
Edition
First edition. 1st Fawcett Crest. m1028.
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NZ$108.58

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New York.: A Fawcett Crest Book by arr. w/ Random House., 1967. First edition. 1st Fawcett Crest. m1028.. Mass-market paperback. Fine. Light reading cover wear.. 1 Mass-market paperback. Cover color portrait photo, black background, yellow titles. 448 p. 23 cm. B&W photo sections. Red page blocks. Autobiography of Belgian explorer, naturalist, and author who spent 12 years among… Read more
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The Last Continent of Adventure; A Narrative of Gallant Men & Bold Exploits in Antarctica

by Hayward, Walter Brownell, and Finley, John H (Foreword by)

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Published
1930
Condition
Good in good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Back jacket cover and board had been damp, wavy staining to board, no odor.
Edition
First edition. Same date, title and copyright pages.
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NZ$17.61

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New York.: Dodd, Mead & Company., 1930. First edition. Same date, title and copyright pages.. Hard cover. Good in good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Back jacket cover and board had been damp, wavy staining to board, no odor.. 1 Light blue cloth over boards. Darker blue stamped titles w/ penguin graphic. xi, 339 p. 21 cm.… Read more
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My Life as an Explorer

by Hedin, Sven (Text and illustrations by), and Huebsch, Alfhild (Translated by)

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Published
1925
Condition
Very good. No dust jacket. Age-toning to end papers and inside boards.
Edition
Boni & Livetight Inc. 1925 copyright.
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NZ$36.68

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Garden City NY.: Garden City Publishing., 1925. Boni & Livetight Inc. 1925 copyright.. Hard cover. Very good. No dust jacket. Age-toning to end papers and inside boards.. 1 544 p. Tan buckram cloth over boards. Brown titles and artwork, front and spine. Brown top page block dye. Numerous illustrations in Pen&Ink. Extensive Index. Autobiography. Sven Hedin was a… Read more
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Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

by Philbrick, Nathaniel

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Hedgehog's Whimsey Books
Published
2003
Condition
Very good in very good dust jacket. Jacket has short edge wear, tear, repaired from inside.
Edition
First edition. 1st printing.
ISBN
9780670032310
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NZ$9.54

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New York.: Viking Books., 2003. First edition. 1st printing.. Hard cover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Jacket has short edge wear, tear, repaired from inside.. 1 Paper over boards. 452p. B&W photo sections. Line art maps w/ gray. Audience: General/trade. Explorers / Ethnology, 19th century. The sea was America's first frontier, and in this tale, the… Read more
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Columbus; The Story of Don Cristóbal Colón, Admiral of the Ocean

by Landström, Björn (Retold, Designed, and Illustrated by), and Phillips, Michael (Translator), and Stubbs, Hugh W (Translator)

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Hedgehog's Whimsey Books
Published
1967
Condition
Fine in very good dust jacket. Slipcase rather than jacket, with lower corner edge 6-in. tear. Light slopcase sun-fade. Top fron
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NZ$11.74

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New York.: The Macmillan Company. Printed in Sweden., 1967. Hard cover. Fine in very good dust jacket. Slipcase rather than jacket, with lower corner edge 6-in. tear. Light slopcase sun-fade. Top front case bump, exposing board slightly.. 1 Red smooth leatherette over boards; front gold stamped cross; spine gold-stamped titles. Text in English, Swedish. 207 p. 29 cm.… Read more
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Hernan Cortes: Conqueror of Mexico

by de Madariaga, Salvador

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Published
1941
Condition
Good. No dust jacket. Near very good. Spine foxing. Darkening to cover edges.
Edition
2nd printing.
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NZ$22.01

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New York.: The Macmillan Company., 1941. 2nd printing.. Hard cover. Good. No dust jacket. Near very good. Spine foxing. Darkening to cover edges.. 1 554 p. Tan textured cloth over boards. Brown cover and spine titles. Brown top page block. B&W photo frontispiece from oil painting. Maps. Index. Bibliography. Notes to Chapters. Explorers, 16th century. Hernan Cortes was… Read more
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Admiral of the Ocean Sea; A Life of Christopher Columbus

by Morison, Samuel Eliot

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Published
1942
Condition
Very good in poor dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Bookplate glue toning. Slight edge wear. Top and bottom spine ends slig
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Same date, title & copyright pgs. No additional printing not
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NZ$20.54

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Little, Brown and Company, 1942. Same date, title & copyright pgs. No additional printing noted.. Hard cover. Very good in poor dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Bookplate glue toning. Slight edge wear. Top and bottom spine ends slightly sun-faded. Fine text pages and maps. Pieces of jacket neatly taped inside book.. Raisz, Erwin (Maps by), and Greene,… Read more
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Christopher Columbus

by Ventura, Piero (Text adaptation and drawings by), and Ceserani, Gian Paolo (Based on the text by)

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Hedgehog's Whimsey Books
Published
1978
Condition
Good. No dust jacket as issued. Ex-library. Age-toning minor. Spine ends have minor wear. Discard from the Olive G Pettis Librar
Edition
First edition. Library binding. 1st printing.
ISBN
9780394939070
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NZ$7.34

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New York.: Random House., 1978. First edition. Library binding. 1st printing.. Hard cover. Good. No dust jacket as issued. Ex-library. Age-toning minor. Spine ends have minor wear. Discard from the Olive G Pettis Library in Goshen NH.. 1 32 p. Detailed color drawings. Audience: Children/juvenile. Biographical account of explorer Christopher Columbus with informative, colorful illlustrations showing overviews of… Read more
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The Travels of Marco Polo (the Venetian)

by Polo, Marco, And Komroff, Manuel (Edited By)

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Published
1930
Condition
Very good. No dust jacket. Cover finish compromised with 3-in. irregular blemish, not discolored. Gold on spine slightly rubbed.
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NZ$55.76

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Garden City, N. Y: Garden City Pub. Co. / Horace Liveright, Inc, 1930. Hard cover. Very good. No dust jacket. Cover finish compromised with 3-in. irregular blemish, not discolored. Gold on spine slightly rubbed.. Gordon, Witold (Illustrated by).. 0 xxxii, 370 p., Introduction; 24 cm. Turquoise & black silkscreen style Illustrations, Plates. Also B&W. Illustrated endpapers: turquoise, black,… Read more
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The Conquest of Paradise: Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy

by Sale, Kirkpatrick

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Published
1990
Condition
Fine in fine dust jacket. Price clipped.
Edition
First edition. No number line.
ISBN
9780394574295
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NZ$17.61

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Knopf Publishing Group., 1990. First edition. No number line.. Hard cover. Fine in fine dust jacket. Price clipped.. 1 Cloth and paper over boards. 453 p. Audience: General/trade. Historical biography: Published on the eve of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landfall on the North American coast, Kirkpatrick Sale research original documents and the ecological transformation of the… Read more
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La Salle: a Novel

by Vernon, John

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Published
1986
Condition
Good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library.
ISBN
9780670800834
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NZ$8.80

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Viking Books, 1986. Hard cover. Good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library.. 0 Cloth & paper over boards. 240 p. Historical novel, 1682: La Salle set out with 22 Frenchmen, 18 Indians, and "his always grumbling, epileptic cartographer, Pierre Goupil, " to chart the length of the Mississippi River. It ends 5 years later. Written in a diary… Read more
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Dark Companion: The Story of Matthew Henson, the first great Negro explorer

by Robinson, Bradley, and with Henson, Matthew, and McMillian, Com. Donald B (Ist Intro by), and Freuchen, Peter (2nd Intro by)

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Hedgehog's Whimsey Books
Published
1967
Condition
Very good. Near fine. Smooth spine. Tight.
Edition
Revised edition. t341-1.
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NZ$23.48

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Greenwich, Conn.: Fawcett Publications., 1967. Revised edition. t341-1.. Mass-market paperback. Very good. Near fine. Smooth spine. Tight.. 1 Mass-market (rack) paperback. 238 p. Line art maps. Autobiographical account by an Arctic explorer, Matthew Henson, his friendship with Robert Peary and their discovery of the North Pole late in the 19th century. First published in 1947 by Robert M… Read more
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Drake and 16th-Century Explorers (Barron's Educational Series, Great Explorers)

by Guy, John,

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Published
1998
Condition
Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Price sticker residue, back cover.
Edition
U.S. Edition
ISBN
9780764105326
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NZ$8.07

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Hauppauge NY: Barron's Educational Series, 1998. U.S. Edition. Trade paperback. Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Price sticker residue, back cover.. 0 32 p. Numerous color illustrations. Stiff pictorial wraps. The story of England's most celebrated merchant adventurer in the Age of Discovery, (front cover notes). Sir Francis Drake b. between 1539 and 1545 in England, went… Read more
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Explore: Stories of Survival From Off the Map

by Schwamm, Jennifer Schwamm (Edited by), and Willis, Clint (Adrenaline Series Edited by)

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Published
2000
Condition
Very good. No dust jacket as issued.
ISBN
9781560252788
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NZ$6.60

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Adrenaline Books / Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000. Trade paperback. Very good. No dust jacket as issued.. 1 Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 374 p. B&W photos. Color photo illustrated cover. Audience: General/trade. Publishing credit also shared by Balliet & Fitzgerald Inc.
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De Soto, Marquette, and La Salle (Young Folk's Library of American History), Illustrated

by Pratt, Mara L

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Published
1895
Condition
Very good. No dust jacket. Corner bumps, exposing cardboard.
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NZ$22.01

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Boston / New York / Chicago: Educational Publishing Company, 1895. Hard cover. Very good. No dust jacket. Corner bumps, exposing cardboard.. 0 158 p. Includes illustrations. Sturdy blue paper covered boards; Gray blue-flecked printed paper covered boards. 5.25x7.5in. back cover series list. Author also of "American History Stories", "Cortez and Montezuma", etc.
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Eskimos (Eskimoerne; Denmark 1971)

by Birket-Smith, Kaj

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Hedgehog's Whimsey Books
Published
1972
Condition
Very good in very good dust jacket. Some chipping on DJ, repaired from inside w/ clear tape. Extensive foxing on right edges; le
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2nd printing, 1971 American edition.
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New York.: Crown Publishers., 1972. 2nd printing, 1971 American edition.. Hard cover. Very good in very good dust jacket. Some chipping on DJ, repaired from inside w/ clear tape. Extensive foxing on right edges; less on top edge. Clean inside. Slight spotting discolorations to blue cloth covered boards.. 1 277 p. 28 cm. Maps, B&W and color photos.… Read more
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Unsolved Mysteries of the Arctic

by Stefansson, Vilhjalmur, and Leacock, Stephen (Introduction by)

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Hedgehog's Whimsey Books
Published
1967
Condition
Very good. Light cover soiling.
Edition
Later printing since 1962 1st Collier. Macmillan 1938. 03768.
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NZ$16.14

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New York.: Collier Books., 1967. Later printing since 1962 1st Collier. Macmillan 1938. 03768.. Mass-market paperback. Very good. Light cover soiling.. 1 320 p. Includes: maps, bibliography. Mass-market paperback. Illustrated cover: 4 of the stories w/ question mark graphics. Arctic Exploration. Contents: Disappearance of the Greenland Colony; The Lost Franklin Expedition; The Strange Fate of Thomas Simpson; How… Read more
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