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1 BANKS, Sir Joseph. The History of Science and Technology. Series Two: The Papers of Sir Joseph Banks, 1743-1820. 3 parts in one.
(Wiltshire): Adam Matthew, (1995). 1995 1857110528 / 9781857110524 
8vo. (112) pp. Illustrations. Printed wrappers. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Part 1: Correspondence and Papers relating to Voyages of Discovery, 1740-1805, from the British Library, London; Part 2: Papers relating to Voyages of Discovery,1760-1800, from the British Library, London; Part 3: Correspondence and Papers relating to Voyages of Discovery, 1743-1853, from the British Library, London. ISBN: 1857110528 
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2 BARROWS, Edward M. The Great Commodore: The Exploits of Matthew Calbraith Perry. Illustrated.
Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill, (1935). 1935 
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 397 pp. Frontis. port. of Perry, plates, index. Blue cloth, black stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Very good. First Edition. 
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3 BULKELEY, John; John CUMMINS. A Voyage to the South-Seas, in the Years 1740-1. Containing, a Faithful Narrative of the Loss of His Majesty's Ship the Wager on a Desolate Island in the Latitude 47 South, Longitude 81:40 West. With the Proceedings and Conduct of the Officers and Crew and Hardships They Endured in the Said Island for the Space of Five Months; Their Bold Attempt for Liberty, in Coasting the Southern Part of the Vast Region of Patagonia;.... their Passage and Usage on Board a Portuguese Ship to Lisbon; And Their Return to England. The Whole Compiled by Persons Concerned in the Facts Related, Viz. John Bulkeley and John Cummins, Late Gunner and Carpenter of the Wager.
London: Printed for Jacob Robinson, 1743. 1743 
8vo. xx, 220, 8 pp. Light foxing. Original full gilt-ruled calf; neatly rebacked to style, raised bands, red leather gilt-stamped spine label, corners showing. Very good. “This book is one of the principle accounts of the Wager, which was wrecked off the southern coast of Chile after rounding Cape Horn. Under the command of Captain Cheap, the Wager was one of Anson’s fleet, which was on its way to harass the Spanish. After the wreck, gunner John Bulkeley and carpenter John Cummins conducted the mutinous part of the crew until the arrived safely in Rio de Janeiro. Much of the adventure and interest of the account is in the description of their travels passing through the Strait of Magellan in a longboat. There are two editions of 1743: the first, here, published by Jacob Robinson, giving the authors’ names on the title page; the other, published by J. Twig, omitting the authors’ names.” – Hill (2004), 210. Evans 7859; Hill 210; Howgego B-186; Sabin 9108. 
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4 CHARCOT, J.B. Christophe Colomb Vu par un Marin. Preface de Paul Chack.
Paris: Ernest Flammarion, (1928). 1928 
8vo. 320 pp. Frontis., illustrations. Printed wrappers, glassine jacket; extremities worn. Burndy bookplate. Very good. 
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5 COLUMBUS, Christopher. Columbus-Briefes…
(Munich): (Ernst Weil, 1922). 1922 
Facsimile of the 1494 printing of Columbus. 8vo. (40) pp. Illustrations. Quarter vellum with patterned paper boards. Title info inked on spine. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Limited edition of 1300 copies. 
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6 COLUMBUS, Christopher; JANE, Cecil (ed. and trans.). Select Documents Illustrating the Four Voyages of Columbus, Including Those Contained in R.H. Major's Select Letters of Christopher Columbus. Vol. II: The Third and Fourth Voyages. With a Supplementary Introduction by E.G.R. Taylor.
London: Hakluyt Society, 1933. 1933 
Series: Hakluyt Society, Vol. II, Second Series, No. LXX. 8vo. lxxxix, 164 pp. Folding frontis., plate, and maps, index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover illustration and spine title. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Vol. II only. 
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7 CORTI, Egon Caesar Conte. Die Entdeckung Amerikas.
Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, (1936). 1936 
Small 8vo. 56, ads. [4] pp. Illustrations, many in color. Printed paper boards; spine ends worn. Burndy bookplate. Very good. 
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8 FISKE, John. The Discovery of America: With Some Account of Ancient America and the Spanish Conquest. In Two Volumes.
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin, (1892). 1892 
2 vols. 8vo. xxxvi, 516; xxiv, 631, ads. [4] pp. Frontis. (Vol. II fold-out frontis.), fold-out maps, illustrations, index. Dark blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, t.e.g.; inner hinges cracked, leaf detached in Vol. II (includes f.f.e.p., frontis. and title). Burndy bookplate. AS IS. 
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9 FRANKLIN, Sir John. Thirty Years in the Arctic Regions: a narrative of the explorations and adventures.
Philadelphia: John E. Potter, n.d. 
Sm. 8vo. vi, (7)-480 pp. Frontis. portrait. Original brown black & gilt-stamped cloth; rubbed, slightly shaken. Bookplate of Frank E. Snodgrass. Good. 
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10 HALLEY, Edmond. The Three Voyages of Edmond Halley in the PARAMORE 1698-1701. Edited by Norman J.W. Thrower.
London: Hakluyt Society, 1981. 1981 0904180026 / 9780904180022 Signed
2 volumes. Series: Hakluyt Society, Second series, vols. 156 + 157. 8vo. 392 pp. Plates, index. The second “volume” is a portfolio of maps. Cloth, dust-jacket; jackets creased. PRESENTATION COPY from the editor to Roger Hahn, with his signed compliments card. Very good. ISBN: 0904180026 
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11 HARRISSE, Henry. John Cabot, the Discoverer of North-America, and Sebastian His Son: A Chapter of the Maritime History of England under the Tudors, 1496-1557.
(New York): Argosy-Antiquarian, 1968. 1968 
Reprint of 1896 edition. 8vo. xi, 503 pp. Maps and illustrations, index. Quarter brown cloth with beige cloth boards, gilt-stamped spine title. Burndy bookplate. Very good. 
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12 HEVESY, Andre de. The Discoverer: A New Narrative of the Life and Hazardous Adventures of the Genoese, Christopher Columbus. Translated from the French by Robert M. Coates.
New York: Macaulay, 1928. 1928 
8vo. 285 pp. Frontis., plates. Brown cloth, red stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket worn with pieces missing. Burndy bookplate. Very good. 
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13 HUES, Robert. Tractatus de Globus et Eorum Usu. A Treatise Descriptive of the Globes Constructed by Emery Molyneux, and Published in 1592. Edited, with Annotated Indices and an Introduction, by Clements R. Markham.
London: Hakluyt Society, 1889. 1889 
Series: Sailing Directions for the Circumnavigation of England, No. LXXIX. 8vo. lviii, 229, 37, ads. 16 pp. Frontis., fold-out color map, indexes, glossary. Light blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover illustration and spine title; extremities a bit stained, spine chipped, inner hinges cracked. Burndy bookplate. Good. Pages uncut. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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14 International Congress on the History of Sciences Nature in its greatest extent: Western science in the Pacific. Edited by Roy MacLeod and Philip F. Rehbock.
Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, (1988). 1988 0824811208 / 9780824811204 
8vo. xiii, 287 pp. 16 figs., index. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. A volume of essays that examines the history of Western science in the Pacific, across a span of three centuries. Authors include: O.H.K. Spate, Alan Frost, Isabel Ollivier, Miranda Hughes and Barry W. Butcher. ISBN: 0824811208 Dust jacket present. 
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15 LEFROY, John Henry. In Search of the Magnetic North: A Soldier-Surveyor’s Letters from the North-West, 1843-1844. Edited by George F.G. Stanley.
Toronto: Macmillan, 1955. 1955 
Series: Pioneer Books. 8vo. xxviii, 171 pp. Frontis. port. of Lefroy. Brown cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, dust-jacket; jacket lightly worn. Burndy bookplate. Very good. 
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16 MILLER, Robert Ryal. For Science and National Glory: The Spanish Scientific Expedition to America, 1862-1866.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press (1968). 1968 
FIRST EDITION. Series: American Exploration and Travel Series, Vol. 55. 8vo. xiv, 194 pp. Plates, maps, index. Yellow cloth, black, red, and silver stamped spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Very good. First Edition. 
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17 MUNSTER, Sebastian. A Treatyse of the Newe India. Translated by Rycharde Eden.
[No place given]: Readex Microprint, (1966). 1966 
Facsimile reprint of the 1553 English translation printed in London. Small 8vo. Navy leatherette, gilt-stamped cover title and light blue spine label. Burndy bookplate. Fine. 
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18 NANSEN, Fridtjof. Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months’ Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen. With an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup. In Two Volumes.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1897. 1897 
2 volumes. First American Edition. 8vo. x, 587; x, 714, ads. 4 pp. Frontispieces, contains about 120 full-page plates, numerous illustrations, 16 colored plates in facsimile from Dr. Nansen’s own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures, 4 folding maps, appendix. Original brown cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles, with additional gilt decorations, t.e.g., front and rear map pockets; short tears to top spine of Vol. I only, title detached in Vol. II only. Bookplates of the Burndy Library and previous owner. Very good. Maps are each intact and complete. First Edition. 
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19 PARR, Charles McKew. The Voyages of David de Vries: Navigator and Adventurer.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, (1969). 1969 
First printing. 8vo. vi, 280 pp. Plates, index. Charcoal cloth, gilt-stamped cover illustration and spine title, dust-jacket. Burndy bookplate. Fine. First Edition. 
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Northward Over the “Great Ice”: A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897... In Two Volumes., PEARY, Robert E.
20 PEARY, Robert E. Northward Over the “Great Ice”: A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897... In Two Volumes.
London: Methuen, 1898. 1898 
Two Vols. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. lxxx, 521; xiv, 625 pp. Frontis., numerous illustrations, some fold-outs, indexes. Navy cloth, gilt stamped cover and spine titles (with gilt ruled covers), silver stamped cover illustrations, t.e.g.; inner hinges cracked, extremities worn with frayed edges and corners. Bookplates of the Burndy Library. Good. First British edition. Robert Edwin Peary (1856-1920) is one of the most notable of Arctic navigators. His book, Northward over the ‘Great Ice’, records his greatest achievement, the exploration and surveying of the northernmost extension of the polar icecap, his scientific research findings, and his exploration of Greenland as an island. Fleming describes Peary as a loner, extremely unpleasant, and very driven. “As a result of his experiences Peary had come to the conclusion that the only practicable means for reaching the North Pole consisted in pushing a ship as far northward as possible to a winter harbor on the Greenland coast, and then early in spring traveling with dogs and sledges due north until the Pole was attained.” – DAB. See: Fleming, Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole, London, 2001, (p. 284). Peary's ventures are also remarkable among exploring voyages for the active involvement of their leader's wife, who was the first Caucasian woman to winter with an Arctic expedition and gave birth to a girl farther north than any other Caucasian child had been born before.' Born in 1856, into a family of New England merchants, Robert Edwin Peary was undoubtedly the most driven, possibly the most successful, and probably the most unpleasant man in the annals of polar exploration' - Fleming, Ninety Degrees North: The Quest for the North Pole, London: 2001 (p. 284). Full title: Northward Over the “Great Ice”: A Narrative of Life and Work along the Shores and upon the Interior Ice-Cap of Northern Greenland in the Years 1886 and 1891-1897. With a Description of the Little Tribe of Smith-Sound Eskimos, the most Northerly Human Beings in the World, and an Account of the Discovery and Bringing Home of the "Saviksue", or Great Cape-York Meteorites. CONTENTS: Volume I: Part One: Reconnaissance of the Greenland Inland Ice, 1886; Objects and Results of the 1886 Reconnaissance. Part Two: 1. Brooklyn to McCormick Bay; 2. Preparing our North-Greenland Home; 3. Boat Voyage to the Islands; 4. Boat and Sledge Trips; 5 and 6. Through the Great Night; 7. Imprisoned on the Ice-Cap; 8. Preparing for the Ice-Cap Campaign; 9. Around Inglefield Gulf by Sledge; 10. Equipment, Routine, and Beginning of the White March; 11. Over the 'Great Ice' to the Northern End of Greenland; 12. Northernmost Greenland; 13. Eight Thousand Feet Above the Sea; 14. Boat Voyage into Inglefield Gulf; 15. Search for Verhoeff, and Homeward Voyage; 16. Meteorological Notes – Verhoeff. Volume II: Part Three: 1. Philadelphia to Cape York; 2. House-Building and Hunting; 3. Autumn and Winter Work; 4and 5. On the 'Great Ice'; 6. Discovery of the 'Saviskue'; 7. Reconnaissance of Melville Bay – Astrüp; 8. Meteorological and Auroral Notes – Baldwin. Part Four: 1 and 2. Boat Voyage, Falcon to Lodge; 3. The Walrus Hunt; 4.Transporting Meat to the Lodge; 5. Fall Ice-Cap Work; 6. Fall-Hunting, Arctic Day and Night; 7. December Journey to Cape York; 8. Return from Cape York; 9. Winter Routine; 10. Sledge Trips of the Long Night; 11. Miscellanea; 12. A Week at Peterahwik; 13. Upward Ice-Cap Journey; 14 and 15. The Land Beyond the Ice-Cap; 16. Return Ice-Cap Journey; 17. After the Return. Part Five: The 'Saviskue' or Cape York Meteorites. National Maritime Museum I, 980; David C. White; Patrick Morris; Robert W. Karrow, The Gerald F. Fitzgerald Collection of Polar Books, Maps, and Art at the Newberry Library, Chicago, (2002), 552. First Edition. 
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