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

Rough Stuff and Moon Light. Of Deeper Lover Hath None
Buhro, Harry

Dorrance & Co., Philadelphia, 1948; 13 illustrations by the author, including frontispiece; 217 pp. in publisher’s original dust wrapper, price-clipped, edge-worn and in a protective mylar sleeve;... [read more] | $50.00

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

The Road to Oxiana
Byron, Robert

The Folio Society, London, 2000. Introductory essay by Geoffrey Moorhouse. Fine in patterned cloth, lacking slip case; matching endpapers; 329 p., illustrated. Printed on Balmoral Wove paper at St.... [read more] | $40.00

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

Corsica: Portrait of a Granite Island
Carrington, Dorothy

The John Day Company, New York, 1974; First American Edition, Fine in Near Fine dj; Quarto (10”) bound in tan buckram. Xi + 336 pp.; map frontispiece; illustrated; Notes, Selected Bibliography and... [read more] | $50.00

Sir John Chardin’s Travels in Persia.
Chardin, Sir John. (Sykes, Sir Percy, Brigadier-General [Introduction]).

Da Capo Press, New York, 1971. Reprint of Argonaut Press edition, London, 1927. Quarto in tan faux leather. 287 pp. Fine. Illustrated (b&w), including a reproduction of the Title-page of the... [read more] | $60.00

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

Cunard Programme for To-day and Race Card
Cunard Line

Two items of ephemera from R.M.S. Ascania. With the future of cruise ships somewhat uncertain, such items, although not uncommon, provide a glimpse of the social history of passenger ships, in this case... [read more] | $30.00

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

An Account of the Conduct and Proceedings of the Late John Gow, alias Smith, Captain of the Late Pirates, Executed for Murther and Piracy, Committed on Board the George Galley, Afterwards Call'd the Revenge . . .
Defoe, Daniel

A True Recounting of Piracy by the author of Robinson Crusoe Edinburgh: Gordon Wright Publishing, 1978. Published under the short title, The Pirate Gow, 'this reprint is a facsimile of the 1890 edition... [read more] | $30.00