Our Books - Exploration,-Nautical-&-Travel


Canadian Pacific Limited, 1936. 12mo (7.5'). Stapled Wrappers. Near Fine [22] + [2, pictorial wrappers] pp. This Canadian Pacific brochure for the sailing of the 'Montrose' from Montreal on June 27, 1936,... [read more] | $20.00

Royal Victoria Yacht Club Annual 1959

Includes portraits of the ‘Flag Officers’ for the year, and the annual message from the Commodore, then Walter Walsh. Apart from the names of the Executive Committee, Sub-Committees and Past... [read more] | $25.00

Selected Papers on Anthropology, Travel & Exploration. Now Edited with an Introduction and Occasional Notes.
Burton, Sir Richard [N. M. Penzer, Ed.]

London: A. M. Philpot, 1924. Limited/Numbered. Octavo. Cloth. Very Good + 240 pp. Number 23 of a limited print run of 100 copies on hand-made paper. Top edge gilt (though dulled); rough cut pages; some... [read more] | $290.00

The Panama Canal.
[Book Club of California]

The Book Club of California, San Francisco, 1965, being its keepsake that year for its members. Twelve quarto folders, each with an illustrated with accompanying descriptive text relating to an aspect... [read more] | $20.00

Lives of British Seamen
Atkinson, W. A.

John F. Shaw & Co., London; n.d. (circa 1905). Small octavo in blue cloth with gilt titles and art nouveau motif in blind. 192 pp. with frontispiece and two plates in full colour. A readable introduction... [read more] | $15.00

The Secret Voyage of Sir Francis Drake 1577-1580
Bawlf, Samuel.

Douglas & McIntyre, Vancouver & Toronto, 2003. A Fine first edition copy in dustwrapper. 400 pp.; illustrated, Notes, Bibliography and Index. An entertaining, if somewhat speculative, work suggesting... [read more] | $15.00

Tugs, Towboats and Towing.
Brady, Edward M.

Centreville, Maryland: Cornell Maritime Press, 1979. Octavo. Hard Cover. Very Good [xi] + 231 pp.; illustrated, glossary, bibliography and index. A sound, clean copy of this classic study. Bookseller ticket... [read more] | $20.00

A Secret Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina
Burton, Richard

London: The Folio Society, 2004. 4to. Cloth. A Fine copy, in Slip Case, of the Folio Society printing of Sir Richard Burton's work first published in two volumes by Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans (1855-6)... [read more] | $60.00

Wanderings in West Africa from Liverpool to Fernando Po.  By A F.R.G.S.  With Map and Illustrations.
Burton, Sir Richard F.

Pierway Inc. Publishing, Vancouver, 2001.  2 Volumes, Octavo, [x] 303; and [vi] 295 pages; limited facsimile edition of 500 copies. Ours is an un-numbered, out-of-series, copy. Wood engraved... [read more] | $190.00

A Short Tour Through The United States & Canadas October 10th to December 31st, 1832: The Journal of Lieut. George Kirwan Carr.
Carr, Lieut. George Kirwan [Edited with Notes by Deoch Fulton].

New York: The New York Public Library, 1937. quarto (10"). Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine pp. [2] + 3-34; frontispiece reproducing Carr's map of his tour; 2 pages reproducing 4 images of Pendleton's... [read more] | $20.00

Ensayos Sobre Indigenismo
Comas, Juan

Mexico: Instituto Indigenista Interamericano, 1953. First Edition. Octavo. Card Covers. Near Fine Cultural anthropology essays by Comas, ex libris Dr. David Aberle (Columbia, Harvard and University of... [read more] | $50.00

The Cree Journals. The Voyages of Edward H. Cree, Surgeon R.N., as related in his Private Journals, 1837-1856.
Cree, Edward Hodges [Michael Levien, Editor and Introduction]

Nelson Canada Ltd., Toronto, 1981. 276 pp.; map endpapers + 9 other maps; illustrated throughout, b&w and most watercolours of the author reproduced in full colour; one fold-out panorama of Nanking.... [read more] | $20.00

History of the Netherlands East Indies
de Klerck, E. S.

Rotterdam: W.L. & J. Brusse N.V., 1938. First Edition. Royal Octavo. Cloth. Very Good +. Two Volumes; blue cloth with gilt Titles; publisher’s blind stamp on front boards. Pp. xii + 448 pp.;... [read more] | $120.00

Steamboating on the Missouri River in the Sixties
Deatherage, C.P.

Fairfield, Washington: Ye Galleon Press, 1998. 8vo. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine Originally published as booklet by the author in 1924; describes steam navigation of the Missouri River in the 1860's;... [read more] | $10.00

Thirty Years of The American Neptune.
Dodge, Ernest S. [Editor].

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1972. Octavo.. Cloth. Near Fine / Near Fine. A very nice copy, in dustjacket, of this compilation of articles first appearing in the journal 'The American... [read more] | $20.00

Nature’s Argonaut: Daniel Solander 1733-1782. Naturalist and Voyager with Cook and Banks.
Duyker, Edward

The Miegunyah Press, Melbourne University, 1998. Already out of print, this scholarly, well-illustrated work is the definitive study of the Naturalist who’s contributions to plant and animal taxonomy... [read more] | $80.00

The Red Star Line and International Mercantile Marine Company
Finch, Vernon E. W.

Antwerpen: Uitgeverij De Branding, 1988. Small 4to. Cloth. Fine / Fine. 151 pp.; bibliography; illustrated throughout; royal blue cloth-covered boards with titles and star in red. From the dj: "Vernon... [read more] | $35.00

Crucial Maps in the Early Cartography and Place-Nomenclature of the Atlantic Coast of Canada
Ganong, W[illiam]. F[rancis].

Association Copy The University of Toronto Press in Co-operation with The Royal Society of Canada, 1964. A Fine copy in price-clipped, Near Fine dustjacket. Royal octavo (9”); [xvii], [2] &... [read more] | $190.00

Beira : Provincia De Mocambique
Goncalves, Armando (editor)

Beira: 1934. Stapled Card Covers. Near Fine. (2) + 94 pp., approx. 6"x10"; photographic travel booklet, with text in three languages, Portuguese, French and English. Short introduction by the... [read more] | $85.00