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Description: Simpson, David (Cover illustration by). Good. No dust jacket as issued. Old damp stain: rear spine edge, interior and exterior, front page block, outside. No odor. Clean text blocks; excellent reading copy of uncommon title. Trade paperback: illustrated cover with artwork blended collage of images. 173 p. Youth Fantasy Fiction: The adventure wastes no time in getting the reader's attention, as Jon dances with a coiled snake, attempting to capture it. Mr. Plumm was obsessed with finding the ... Read More
Edition: 8th Dell printing
Binding: Mass-market paperback
Publisher: Dell Publishing by arr. w/ Harper & Brothers.
Date published: 1972
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. 415 p. Includes: maps, index. Mass-market (rack) paperback. Notes by Chapter. History: North Africa, 1856-1900. Explorers (Anglos) seek the source of the White Nile River, heading into previously unmapped territory. Sections: Exploration; Exploitation; Moslem Revolt; Christian Victory. Read More
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. 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. Read More
Edition: First edition
Publisher: The John C Winston Company
Date published: 1922
Description: Ferris, J L G (From the Ferris Collection of Historical paintings, Color frontispiece, Franklin' Printing Office and Print... Good. No dust jacket. Tight. Random soiling from use not abuse. 377 p. Includes: illustrations, index. Brown cloth covered boards; darker brown titles, front illustration. B&W photos and grayscale paintings. School text. Biographical accounts of about 70 (mostly men) poeple who've made a difference since the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean region through ... Read More
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Hauppauge NY
Date published: 1998
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Price sticker residue, back cover. 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 on his first voyage to Caribbean as jr. officer in 1566, a Capt. John Hawkins slave trade voyage. Later. circumnavigated the globe, 1577-1580, knighted, d. 1596. All here, McNews style for readers of all ... Read More
Edition: 1952 was 1st Dutton printing; this is 5th printing
Publisher: E P Dutton & Co., New York.
Date published: 1953
Description: Ichac, Marcel (Cartographic and Photographic Documentation by). Very good. No dust jacket. Minor board edge sun discoloration. Light age spotting to covers. Rear jacket flap retained, tacked inside cover. Black, blue cloth over boards. Silver spine titles. 288p. 21 cm. Frontispiece in full color, Herzog, vertical ascent. Back: qtr-fold horizontal photo, North Annapurna Glacier. Center: color 2-pager stitched in. Explorers / Mountain Climbing / Himalayas. Maurice Herzog was leader of the French ... Read More
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press., Chester CT;
Date published: 1989
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Light spine edge wear. Oversized Trade paperback, 8.5x11in. Stiff paper wraps. 8.5x11in. Glued binding. 140p. B&W Pen&Ink drawings. Illustrated cover in blue, yellow, green, red blocks; pen&ink historic figures. Audience: Children/juvenile. From before the Vikings to the push to colonize when the French invaded Spanish Florida. Changing sizes and efficiencies in ships made further explorations from Europe possible. The Vikings, English, Portuguese, Spanish, ... Read More
Description: Good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library. 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 format by the explorer La Salle. Read More
Edition: 13th impression since 1928
Publisher: Blue Ribbon Books, Cornwall, New York
Date published: 1931
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Binding tight. Moderate edgewear. Foxing. from the small, discontinued Croydon (NH) Public Library, in script, no pocket or other markings. 4 p.l., vii-xiv, , 359 p. 21 cm. Blue-toned photo frontispiece and other plates. Color cover portrait. Foreword by Paul A Siple, "The Boy Scout Who Accompanied Admiral Byrd on His Recent Expedition to Little America". Foreword by William A Moffett, Rear Admiral, US Navy, Chief of Bureau of Aeronautics. ... Read More
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: The Mentor Association., New York.
Date published: 1920
Description: Good. Pages mostly loose from binding. Illustrated paper covers, sepia tones and B&W. magazine / journal style, stapled binding. 7x10in. "Learn one thing every day" was the motto of the twice monthly periodical, The Mentor. Devoted to the Ohio River, its discovery by European explorers, its history in industry, transportation and travel, are the contents of this issue. Gravures (full-page art and photo reproductions): Robert Cavelier de La Salle; Washington Raising Flag, Fort Duquesne, 1758; ... Read More
Edition: 2056 edition
Publisher: Row, Peterson and Company., Evanston IL.
Date published: 1938
Description: Handsaker, D (Illustrated by) Good. No dust jacket. Wear to corners, lower spine end. Discard: School District No. 1, Bethlehem NH. Light pencil notes. Maroon cloth w/ turquoise and yellow cover art over boards. 5.5x8.25 in. 342 p. B&W and 3-color artwork, maps. Index. Two maps at front speak to the 1930s American era of elementary / middle school education: The Land of the Red Man (mountain ranges, varied native settlement areas); and Our Country Today (48 states, "a few roads and railways"). ... Read More
Edition: First edition
Publisher: A Simon & Schuster / Madison Press Book.
Date published: 1991
Description: Christopher, Peter (Photographs by) Fine in very good dust jacket. Slight DJ edge wear to sealer. Navy blue cloth over boards; gold stamped titles, spine and front. Numerous color illustrations, maps. Audience: General/trade. Nautical historic recreation: Dyson and Christopher beginning in 1988, set out to answer questions about Columbus: Who was he and why did he set out across 'the green sea of darkness'? In 1990, they joined a crew of Spanish nautical students aboard an authentic replica of ... Read More
Publisher: Junior Literary Guild / John C Winston Company., New York.
Date published: 1937
Description: Sperry, Armstrong (Illustrated by). Good in good dust jacket. Soiling. Red top page block dark spotting. Right page block splatter spotting. Lower edge rubs, book. Spine ends, edges, folds of jacket worn; reinforced inside DJ with old masking tape. Clean reading copy inside. 228 p. Includes: illustrations, maps. Orange cloth over boards; black titles; front buffalo art; spine tepee art. Black and orange illustrated end papers; 2-color pull-out route map. 6.5x9in. Pen&Ink artwork inside. RARE ... Read More
Edition: 2nd printing
Publisher: The Macmillan Company., New York.
Date published: 1941
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Near very good. Spine foxing. Darkening to cover edges. 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 a university student in Spain at 16, and by 19, had arrived in Santo Domingo, then taking historical shape as the American Spanish Empire, with the Christian zeal of Spain. He would watch leaders ... Read More
Edition: First edition
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: Pocket Books / Simon & Schuster.
Date published: 2010
Description: New. No dust jacket as issued. Trade PB, oversized, 6x9in. 484 p. Wraparound cover art not credited. Audience: General/trade. Historical fiction set in Florida, 1539, about the clash in cultures after Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto landed there. Told from the Native American perspective, including the voice of exiled Chickasaw trader Black Shell, counseled by his mate Pearl Hand, who has been called by the spirit being, Horned Serpent, to unite the tribes and settlements and overcome the ... Read More
Publisher: Educational Publishing Company, Boston / New York / Chicago
Date published: 1895
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Corner bumps, exposing cardboard. 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. Read More
Edition: This publisher did not indicate editions until 1940s
Publisher: The John C Winston Company., Philadelphia PA.
Date published: 1939
Description: Price, Norman (Illustrations by). Very good in good dust jacket. Book is wonderful with few flaws. Jacket has tear at spine fold, top edge (old masking tape repair). 245 p. Includes illustrations. Green cloth over boards. Red titles. 6.5x9.25in. Illustrated DJ (less vibrant image than frontispiece). Color lithograph from painting frontispiece; 33 pen&ink drawings. Green and off-white end paper illustrations. Historical fiction biography: Navigator and explorer Leif Erikson, son of Red, grew up ... Read More
Edition: Copyright 1980, as written in 1883, reformatted for copyprint
Publisher: Dunbarton Historical Society., Dunbarton NH.
Date published: 1980
Description: Good. Covers have handling wear, spot staining. Interior unmarked. 154 p. Tan card stock covers, front cover titles. Typewriter font, bound by 2 plastic edge ribs w/ plastic posts. 8.5x11in. Footnotes. Local 17th through 19th century history of a New Hampshire town, officially chartered in 1763 and first called Starkstown, and later Dunbarton. There were earlier settlers, and Native Americans common to the land and region well before the white settlers arrived. Attorney John B. Mills had ... Read More
Description: New. No dust jacket as issued. 567 p. B&W Illustrations (198). 32 Maps & Site Plans. 1903 Volume I of 2, that once were 3 vol. Explorer Marco Polo (ca. 1254-1324) of Venice, with his father and uncle, traveled to the Orient and after 25 years, brought back goods an tales the were not believed in medieval Europe. He had spent 17 years at the court of Kubla Khan, the Chinese emperor. Polo was imprisoned at home, and dictated his story to another, Rustichello. Read More
Edition: Entered 1890, Library of Congress
Publisher: M.W. Jones., New York.
Date published: 1891
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Blemishes (small) to spine, edgewear to spine ends and corners. Front lower spine wiggle. 539 p. Includes illustrations. Olive tightly woven cloth over boards, gilt titles on spine, unadorned; newsprint quality paper (fragile); Small yellow flower print endpapers. 24 Illustrations plus frontispiece portrait of Stanley; Detailed Table of Contents. Subtitle: "Stanley's expedition to find Livingstone, his crossing the continent and exploration of the Congo from its ... Read More
Edition: 1st American Edition
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company., New York.
Date published: 1960
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Minor spine darkening. Light reading wear. Tucked inside, typed book review by Raymond Holden. First edition. Light blue cloth over boards. Gold spine titles. 374p. 19 cm. B&W photos, facsimiles. Maps. Bibliography. Index. Historical overview of efforts by explorers in the North and South Polar Regions (shown in end paper maps), beginning with the Greeks and Norsemen, through both World Wars. Author L.P. Kid win was Director of the Royal Geographic Society at the time ... Read More
Description: D'Andrea, Dominick (1981 cover painting by). Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Translucent smudge, 1st end paper. Spine stress angled across midpoint. Tight. Clean text pages. Light cover scuffing. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 160 p. Rear photo section 11p. Audience: Children/juvenile. Historical fiction account. Leif Ericsson, Eric the Red (his father) and other Scandinavians explored Greenland and North America 500 years before Columbus, establishing settlements, as archeological ... Read More
Description: Moore, Frank J (Cover design by). New. No dust jacket as issued. Qtr-inch tear, back cover, lower end. Clean, unused. Large paperback, illustrated card stock glossy covers; stapled binding; card stock heavy pages w/ 10-in. tall character dolls for cutting out. 32 p. 15 color plates. Audience: Children/juvenile. Born circa 1451 of Spanish parents in Italy, Christopher Columbus became a sailor as a teen and learned the science and languages of the sea: navigation, geography, astronomy, and ... Read More
Publisher: Garden City Pub. Co. / Horace Liveright, Inc, Garden City, N. Y
Date published: 1930
Description: Gordon, Witold (Illustrated by). Very good. No dust jacket. Cover finish compromised with 3-in. irregular blemish, not discolored. Gold on spine slightly rubbed. xxxii, 370 p., Introduction; 24 cm. Turquoise & black silkscreen style Illustrations, Plates. Also B&W. Illustrated endpapers: turquoise, black, white. Index. Spine, gold block with decorations, gold titles. With his father and uncle, after 26 years away, Marco Polo returned to Venice from the court of Kublai Khan. It was 1295, and his ... Read More
Edition: First edition
Publisher: J.B. Lyon Company, Albany, NY
Date published: 1911
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Dark blue leather over boards 8x11", gold titles, white and gold circular seal "Excelsior" on cover chipped where cover blemished by 1.5x1" stain. Minor foxing, aging, a few small spots on cover; map/illustrations... 534 p. Includes: illustrations, maps, index. Explorer Samuel Champlain of the French Territories, in 1609, was the first white man to set foot on soil in what is now northeastern New York State. In 1909, that discovery was celebrated. Ten pages ... Read More