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AREA HANDBOOK FOR OCEANIA.

By Henderson, John W.; Barth, Helen A. et al.

Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1971., 1971.. Very good. - Octavo, dark green cloth. The tail of the spine is lightly creased. xiii & 555 pages with an errata page bound in. Illustrated with 2 folding black-and-white maps. Very good. <p>This is one of a series of handbooks prepared by Foreign Area Studies of the American University, Washington, DC "designed to be useful to military and other personnel who need a convenient compilation of basic facts about the social, economic, political, and military institutions and practices of various countries."

$10.00

NORDOST GRONLAND 1908-60: Fangstmandsperioden.
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NORDOST GRONLAND 1908-60: Fangstmandsperioden.

By Mikkelsen, Peter Schmidt.

[Denmark]: Aschehoug, (2001)., (2001).. Very good. - Quarto [10-3/8 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], light gray boards with a color illustration on each cover. The bottom corner of the front cover is creased. 423 pages. Black-and-white illustrations & color endpaper maps. Very good. <p>A revised and enlarged edition of the version published by the Danish Polar Center in 1994.<p>The history of early explorations and trapping expeditions to Northeast Greenland with mapping and many photographs of known trapping huts.<p>The text is in Danish with an English translation of the introduction and a 15-page summary in English in the rear.

$50.00

THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER.
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THE SEARCH FOR MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER.

By Machlin, Milt.

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1972)., (1972).. Very good. - Octavo, black cloth titled in gilt in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is very lightly soiled & chipped. 250 pages. 6 pages of black-and-white illustrations. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>The son of Governor Nelson Rockefeller disappeared in November 1961 in the waters off New Guinea when his catamaran was overturned in a storm. A massive air and sea search failed to find him and it was assumed that he had drowned at sea. Soon disturbing rumors began to circulate that he had reached the shore and had been captured and killed by the local natives. Milt Machlin explores the mystery of the disappearance, the search and the rumors.

$75.00

GRONLAND: DANMARK I NORD.

By Borum, Villy.

Copenhagen: Berlingske Forlag, 1947., 1947.. Good. - Quarto [12-3/4 inches high by 10-3/8 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is rubbed & bumped with soiling to the rear wrap. The spine is darkened & chipped. 96 pages. Profuse photographic illustrations & maps in brown & white. The corners of some front & rear pages are creased. Good. <p>A book about life in Greenland and its relationship with Denmark.<p>The text is in Danish with an English translation by Aa. Hald Madsen.

$20.00

ETT SVUNNET GOTEBORG.

By Hjern, Kjell.

Stockholm: Albert Bonniers Forlag, (1964)., (1964).. Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY KJELL HJERN AND HIS WIFE - Quarto [11-1/4 inches high by 8-3/4 inches wide], cream-colored boards backed with black cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is warped & very lightly bumped & the extremities of the boards are slightly darkened. The dust jacket is chipped with the top edge of the rear panel torn. 119 pages. Profuse black-and-white illustrations, including a town plan. The top page corners are lightly bumped. Very good in a fair dust wrapper. Good. <p>First edition.<p>Inscribed and signed on the half-title by Hjern and his wife Elsa<p> Kjell Hjern [1916-1984] was a theatre critic and poet. He published five collections of poetry and many other books, most of them about art and artists related to Gothenburg. He was editor of the art magazine Palette from 1940 to 1947. This book is about times past in Gothenburg.<p>The text is in Swedish.

$15.00

REYKJAVIK: Thaettir og Myndir ur Sogu Baejarins 1786-1936.

By Helgason, Jon.

Reykjavik: Isafoldarprentsmioja H.F., 1937., 1937.. Good. - Quarto [approximately 11 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in brown pictorial stiff suede wrappers. The binding is rubbed & soiled with the extremities chipped & with a number of small stains. 100 & [2] pages plus a large section of black-and-white illustrations. the last signature [i.e. group of pages] is detached. There is an ink inscription on the front endpaper & the rear blanks are foxed. Good. <p>The detached signature includes the last two pages of illustrations and a folding list of the illustrations in English. The rest of the text is in Icelandic.

$35.00

GODTHAB--NUK 1728-1978 i tekst og billeder.
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GODTHAB--NUK 1728-1978 i tekst og billeder.

By Lynge, Hans; Lund, Lars Moller; and Westermann, Hans; editors.

Nuk [Greenland]: Nuk kommune, 1978., 1978.. Very good. - Small quarto [9-3/8 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial color wrappers. The top corner of the rear wrap is bumped. 175 pages. Illustrated with several color plates and with profuse black-and-white illustrations. The top corners of a few rear pages are lightly bumped. Very good. <p>First edition, limited to 2,500 copies.<p>Published for the Nuk kommune by the Kommission hos Det Gronlandske forlag. Godthab is the capital and the largest city of Greenland. Nuk contains almost a quarter of Greenland's population and is the seat of government for the Sermersooq municipality. Nuk is the Kalaallisut word for "cape". It is so named because of its position at the end of the Nuup Kangerlua fjord on the eastern shore of the Labrador Sea.<p>The text is in Danish.

$25.00

NANORTALIK: Nunap Isuata erqa. Kap Farvel-landet.
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NANORTALIK: Nunap Isuata erqa. Kap Farvel-landet.

By Fisker, Jorgen; editor.

(Umanaq): Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1981)., (1981).. Very good. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The extremities of the binding are lightly rubbed. 282 & [1] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations, including maps & facsimiles. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>An account of the history and development of the commune of Nanortalik.<p>The text is in Danish and Greenlandic.

$25.00

PAMIUT FREDERIKSHAB: NARSSALIK AVIGAIT ARSUK.

By Fisker, Jorgen; editor.

(Umanak): Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1980)., (1980).. Very good. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed. 267 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>An account of the history and development of the commune of Frederikshab.<p>The text is in Danish and Greenlandic.

$25.00

ARSUKFJORDEN: IVIGTUT GRONNEDAL ARSUK.
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ARSUKFJORDEN: IVIGTUT GRONNEDAL ARSUK.

By Luckow, Ulrik; and Fisker, Jorgen; editors.

(Umanak): Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1977)., (1977).. Very good. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped & rubbed. 151 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations, including maps. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>An account of the history, geology, natural history, fisheries and way of life of Arsukfjorden in southwest Greenland.<p>The text is in Danish.

$25.00

NARSSAK: Igaliko, K'agssiarssuk, Narssarssuak.
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NARSSAK: Igaliko, K'agssiarssuk, Narssarssuak.

By Fisker, Jorgen; editor.

(Umanak): Nordiske Landes Bogforlag, (1980)., (1980).. Very good. - Small quarto [9-1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The extremities of the binding are lightly rubbed. 271 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Very good. <p>"Narssak" in Greenlandic translates as "plain" and Narssak is a municipality in Western Greenland situated on a plain abruptly cut off by high mountains. The book explores the history of Narssak, its institutions, geology, economy and business development. One chapter is on sheep farming from 1975 to 1980.<p>The text is in Danish and Greenlandic.

$25.00

ILULISSAT JAKOBSHAVN: Rodebay, Qeqertaq, Sarqaq.
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ILULISSAT JAKOBSHAVN: Rodebay, Qeqertaq, Sarqaq.

By Fisker, Jorgen; Egede, Niels; Ostermann, Hother; et al.

Umanak, Greenland: Norrdiske Landes Bogforlag, 1984., 1984.. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 9-1/4 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in teal pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly rubbed with a tiny ink stain to the rear wrap. 303 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. Very good. <p>Ilulissat, formerly known as Jakobshavn, is a town in western Greenland. Jakobshavn is also the name of the nearby, now fast-disappearing glacier. The book is a history and an account of the daily life of the town, including whaling, fishing, healthcare and education.<p>The text is in Danish.

$25.00

THE RIFT LAKE

By Zimmer, Carl

New York: [sic], 1999.. 1999.. Fine. inscribed to peter matthiessen and signed by Carl Zimmer - Octavo, black cloth in a dust wrapper designed by Charles Nix. Title, [1] leaf & 326 pages plus colophon. Illustrated with maps by Ian Schoenherr. Fine. <p>Number 11 of a limited edition of 200 copies.<p>Inscribed by the author on the verso of the flyleaf: "To Peter Matthiessen, / with much gratitude / Carl Zimmer".<p>According to the author, "This story is of the nine years and eight months that Esther Szymanski and I spent together. As far as possible, I have tried to make this an accurate account." The author's account includes travels to Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania. The book is designed by Charles Nix. "The text is set in Nix Rift, a type created especially for and named in honor of this volume. It is based on the William Addison Dwiggins design for metal type 'Eldorado'". Charles Nix is the son of a printer. He studied art, design and typography at the Cooper Union and has designed hundreds of books and a handful of typefaces.<p>Rare.

$500.00

POLAR RECORD:A Journal of Arctic and Antarctic Research. Journal of the Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge. Volume 41, Number 219, October 2005

By Riffenburgh, Dr. Beau; editor

Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 2005.. 2005.. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-5/8 inches high by 8-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial white wrappers. The binding is bumped with some light creasing to the rear wrap. Pages 281-376 plus inside wraps. Black-and-white illustrations, maps & diagrams. Very good. <p>Among the contents of this issue are "Pioneer Whalers in the Ross Sea, 1923-33. William Barr and James P. C. Watt"; "The men who sailed with Franklin"; and "Nelson and the bear: the making of an Arctic myth", illustrated with historical depictions of encounters between men and polar bears.

$10.00

THE CIVILIZATION OF ANGKOR

By Giteau, Madeleine

New York: Rizzoli, (1976).. (1976).. Very good. - Quarto [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 10 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The top edges of the dust jacket's flaps are slightly darkened. 279 & [1] pages. 150 textual and full-page illustrations, 30 of them in color. The top edges of the pages are slightly darkened. Very good

$20.00

GROENLAND

By (Luthy, Werner). Petersen, Hjalmar

Zurich [Switzerland]: Editions Silva, (1967).. (1967).. Very good. - Quarto [11-5/8 inches high by 8-3/8 inches wide], cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped with the top edges of the covers slightly faded. The extremities of the dust jacket are a bit darkened, the head of its spine is creased and the top & bottom of its front fold are chipped. 131 pages. Illustrated with numerous tipped-in color plates from photographs by Werner Luthy. Very good. <p>A book about the people, culture, history and geography of Greenland. The text is in French.

$20.00

BOGEN OM GRONLAND: Kalatdlit-nunanik atuagkiak

By Barfod, Pie; Bornemann, Claus; Petersen, Hjalmar; editors

Kobenhavn [Denmark]: Politikens Forlag, 1968.. 1968.. Good. - Small octavo, pictorial paper covered boards. The binding is lightly bumped and the spine is a bit darkened with a stain to the tail. 383 & [1] pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations & maps. The page edges are darkened. Good. <p>Second edition.<p>A handbook on Greenland. The text is in Danish.

$10.00

SIBERIA I: Siberian Questions / Economy, Ecology, Strategy. SIBERIE I: Questions Siberiennes / Economie, Ecologie, Strategie

By Chichlo, Boris; editor

Paris: Institut d'Etudes Slaves, 1985.. 1985.. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed white wrappers with a black-and-white map on the front wrap. There is some very minor soiling to the wraps with a light crease to the front wrap. 416 pages. Illustrated with tables. Very good. <p>A collection of papers presented at an international colloquium in Paris May 24-27, 1983. The book is a title in the series "Cultures et societes de l'Est" published by l'Institut du Monde Sovietique et de l"Europe Centrale et Orientale (IMSECO).<p>Some of the papers are in French, others in English.

$35.00

TOWARDS ANGKOR: In the Footsteps of the Indian Invaders
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TOWARDS ANGKOR: In the Footsteps of the Indian Invaders

By Wales, H. G. Quaritch

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., (1937).. (1937).. Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY H. G. QUARITCH WALES - Octavo, brown cloth in a pictorial dust wrapper. The spine & extremities are faded & there is a small, narrow stain along the top edge of the front cover with the top corner slightly bumped & frayed. The dust jacket is chipped with several pieces out, including a large piece out of the top edge of the front panel. There is a tear and creasing to the lower half of the front panel. 248 & [1] pages. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white plates, including a frontispiece & maps. There is a glue stain at the top of the front endpaper with light offsetting from a book label to the front endpaper & half-title. Good in a fair dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p>With an introduction by Sir Francis Younghusband, Chairman of the Greater-India Research Committee.<p>Inscribed by the author on the front endpaper and signed "H. G. Quaritch Wales". The gilt-decorated leather book label of renowned collector Howard Lehman Goodhart is mounted on the front pastedown.<p>Horace Geoffrey Quaritch Wales [1900-1981] was Field Director of the Greater-India Research Committee. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Queen's College Cambridge. He immediately embarked on a career in Southeast Asia, entering the service of the Siamese Government where he was an adviser to King Rama VI and King Rama VII from 1924-1928. The book at hand is based on two archaeological expeditions which he made in 1934-35 and 1936. In the first, he investigated the overland route by which Indian influence spread to the Pacific Ocean. In the second, he discovered vestiges of the original Hindu art which culminated in Angkor.

$150.00

ARCTIC: Journal of The Arctic Institute of North America. Volume 62, Number 4, December 2009

By McCullough, Karen M.; editor

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada): University of Calgary, 2009.. 2009.. Very good. - Quarto [11 inches high by 8-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is very lightly rubbed with a few small, light creases. ii & pages [371]-504. Illustrated with black-and-white maps, graphs & tables and with photographic illustrations in black & white and color. There are 3 ink marks on the Contents page. Very good. <p>Among the contents of this issue are articles on polar bears, wolves and caribou; climate change and global warming; paleoeskimo demography; Native American hunting; and other aspects of Native American life.

$20.00

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