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Explorers of the Nile; The Triumph and Tragedy of a Great Victorian Adventure
Jeal, Tim,
ISBN: 0571249752
Faber & Faber, London, 2011. Proof Copy
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Proof Copy. Between 1856 and 1876, five explorers, all British, took on the seemingly impossible task of discovering the source of the White Nile. Showing exceptional courage and extraordinary resilience, Richard Burton, John Hanning Speke, Samuel Baker, David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley risked their lives and their reputations in the name of this quest. They journeyed through East and Central Africa into unmapped territory, discovered the great lakes, Tanganyika and Victoria, navigated the upper Nile and the Congo, and suffered the ravages of flesh-eating ulcers, malaria and deep spear wounds. Using new research, Tim Jeal tells the story of these great expeditions, while also examining the tragic consequences which the Nile search has had on Uganda and Sudan to this day. "Explorers of the Nile" is a gripping adventure story with an arresting analysis of Britain's imperial past and the scramble for Africa. rear panel blurb the book has a sticker on the rear panel from the publisher. There is no other damage of this uncorrected proof. Size: Trade Paperback. 528 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Africa; exploration. ISBN: 0571249752. ISBN/EAN: 9780571249756. Inventory No: 0256409. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0256409  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Eye on Everest a Sketchbook from the Great Everest Expedition
Evans, Charles,
Dennis Dobson, London, 1955. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Fair. Illustrator: Charles Evans. First Edition. the dustjacket which is now protected, has numerous short tears on the top of the rear panel, and a large tear at the bottom left of the front panel. Traces of foxing, and the rear panel has been suntanned across the top and right-hand side. Internally clean, with only the 1st 3 or 4 leaves showing signs of rough handling. Here is a pictorial account of the greatest adventure of that time the successful Everest expedition. It is by the Deputy leader of the expedition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 124 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Charles Evans. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Mountaineering; exploration; Art & Design. Inventory No: 0240545. Very Good Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0240545  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Journey Of Discovery To Port Phillip, New South Wales; By Messrs. W. H. Hovell, And Hamilton Hume; In 1824 And 1825.
Bland, William -- Editor,
Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide, 1965. Facsimile Edition
 hardcover hardcover. Fine Condition/Very Good. Facsimile Edition. the wraparounds protector has faded on the spine section. There is no damage to describe of the book. Original bookseller's sticker neatly placed the bottom right of the inside of the dark blue front board. Australiana Facsimile Editions No. 12 Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Australia; 19th century; exploration. Inventory No: 0254687. Fine Condition
Price: $44.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 0254687  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Round About the Earth; Circumnavigation from Magellan to Orbit
Chaplin, Joyce E.,
ISBN: 1416596194
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2012. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. In this first full history of around-the-world travel, Joyce E. Chaplin brilliantly tells the story of circumnavigation. Round About the Earth is a witty, erudite, and colourful account of the outrageous ambitions that have inspired men and women to circle the entire planet. For almost five hundred years, human beings have been finding ways to circle the Earth-by sail, steam, or liquid fuel; by cycling, driving, flying, going into orbit, even by using their own bodily power. The story begins with the first centuries of circumnavigation, when few survived the attempt: in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan left Spain with five ships and 270 men, but only one ship and thirty-five men returned, not including Magellan, who died in the Philippines. Starting with these dangerous voyages, Joyce Chaplin takes us on a trip of our own as we travel with Francis Drake, William Dampier, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, and James Cook. and continues through history until the orbiting of the earth by spaceship was achieved. Along the way she points out that many women also took part in circumnavigating the planet. Illustrated with black-and-white plates, and maps; extensive notes & index, the front edge of the pages are not trimmed, end page map illustrations, illustrated dust jacket. No damage to describe, Apart from blue stripe on the bottom edge of the text block, and a half inch tear at the top right of the spine section of the dustjacket. Internally clean and free of writing. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 560 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: exploration; history; Travel & Places. ISBN: 1416596194. ISBN/EAN: 9781416596196. Inventory No: 0265635. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0265635  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Scott's Last Expedition with an introduction by Sir Vivian Fuchs
Scott, Capt R. F.,
Folio Society, London, 1968. reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: various. reprint. end page maps (3), text illustrated with black-and-white photographs. In original cloth bound hardcover binding in with decoration to the spine and front panel. The book has seen better days, the spine is faded, there is a moisture spot at the top of the rear panel, and some marks (faint) to the rear panel, and fading to the top and left-hand sides of the front panel. I think that the top edge of the text block may have been tinted at some stage, but that the tinting has faded. (the top bid was tinted a pale blue, having seen another copy). Traces of foxing to the top right-hand side of the front free end page. Otherwise clean. Priced accordingly. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 324 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Antarctica; exploration. Inventory No: 0237717. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0237717  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The age of calamity A.D. 1300 1400 (a volume in the Time Life series History of the World)
Time-Life Editors,
ISBN: 0705409805
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1992. reprint
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. reprint. 176 pages, indexed, and includes a bibliography, and a chronology of major events for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Balkans, and India. the book has no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Medieval 10th to 15thc; exploration. ISBN: 0705409805. ISBN/EAN: 9780705409803. Inventory No: 0277725. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277725  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The age of calamity A.D. 1300 1400 (a volume in the Time Life series History of the World)
Time-Life Editors,
ISBN: 0705409805
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1992. reprint
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. reprint. 176 pages, indexed, and includes a bibliography, and a chronology of major events for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Balkans, and India. the book has no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Medieval 10th to 15thc; exploration. ISBN: 0705409805. ISBN/EAN: 9780705409803. Inventory No: 0280599. THIS BOOK WEIGHS OVER 1KG WITHOUT PACKING AND EXTRA POST WILL BE REQUIRED FOR SHIPMENT OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA. PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR COSTS BEFORE YOU ORDER, THANK YOU. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280599  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The China voyage a Pacific quest by bamboo raft
Severin, Tim,
ISBN: 0316910198
Little, Brown, London, 1994. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: photographic & line drawings and map. First Edition. Size: Trade Paperback. [10], 317, [5] pages, in colour illustrated softcover binding with reading creases on the spine. There is no other damage to detail.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic & line drawings and map. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; exploration. ISBN: 0316910198. ISBN/EAN: 9780316910194. Inventory No: 0246554. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0246554  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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The Travels of Marco Polo Translated and Introduced by Ronald Latham
Polo, Marco,
The Folio Society, London, 1991. reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Slipcased. Illustrator: Various. reprint. 875 g; 310 pages, indexed, and illustrated with colour reproductions of pages from an illustrated copy of the travels of Marco Polo taken from the Bodleian library MS Bodley 264. previous owner's bookplate at the top right of the double page end page map no other damage to describe Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; 13th century; exploration. Inventory No: 0280485. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280485  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Voyages of discovery A.D. 1400-1500 (a volume in the Time Life series History of the World)
Time-Life Editors,
ISBN: 0705409813
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1989. Reprint
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. 176 pages, indexed, and includes a bibliography, and a chronology of major events for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Balkans, and India. the book has no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Medieval 10th to 15thc; exploration. ISBN: 0705409813. ISBN/EAN: 9780705409810. Inventory No: 0256534. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0256534  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Voyages of discovery A.D. 1400-1500 (a volume in the Time Life series History of the World)
Time-Life Editors,
ISBN: 0705409813
Time Life, Amsterdam, 1992. Reprint
 Hardcover (Imitation Leather) Hardcover (Imitation Leather). Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. Reprint. 176 pages, indexed, and includes a bibliography, and a chronology of major events for the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and the Balkans, and India. the book has no damage to describe. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Medieval 10th to 15thc; exploration. ISBN: 0705409813. ISBN/EAN: 9780705409810. Inventory No: 0277724. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0277724  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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