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Johann Esquimaux." by NIAKUNGITOK, George (d. 1825)

ca1825 . In October 1820, Samuel Hadlock Jr. (1792-1829), a whaling captain from Maine, brought onboard his ship "Five Brothers" an Eskimo man from Labrador, and then picked up an Eskimo woman and child about 50 miles further down the coast....

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$9,500.00


British North Greenland Expedition: Report by Expedition Leader on Reconnaissance of Queen Louise Land, 1951. by SIMPSON, C[ortlandt] J[ames] W[oore]

N. p.: British North Greenland Expedition, 1951. Official report of the advance party of the British North Greenland Expedition (1952-54), in which four men made a preliminary reconnaissance of the isolated Northeast coast of the island. The full party ...

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$7,500.00


Journal of a voyage from Okkak by KOHLMEISTER, Benjamin G. (1756-1844); Georg Kmoch

London: Printed for the [United] Brethren's Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel Among the Heathen by W. M'Dowall, 1814. First edition. The son of a Warsaw baker, Benjamin Kohlmeister apprenticed as a cabinetmaker before wandering into the M...

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$6,000.00


Missae episcopales pro sacris ordinibus conferendis: by Machabaeus, Hieronymus

Venice: Giunta (colophon: in officina haeredum Lucaeantonii Iunctae), 1563. Leather. Very Good/In the 1560s, the brothers Tommaso and Giovan Maria Giunta were trying to recover financially from the fire that destroyed their Venice workshop in 1557. Tak...

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$5,000.00


The history of Kamtschatka, by Krasheninnikov, Stepan Petrovic (1713-1755); Grieve, James

Glocester: R. Raikes for Thomas Jeffrys, 1764. First English language edition. The first English edition of Krasheninnikov’s 1755 scientific description of Kamchatka, largely based on the notes of Georg Steller. Krasheninnikov abandoned the Great No...

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$5,000.00


Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, 1864-1901: by Joyant, Maurice

Paris: H. Floury, 1926-27. First edition. 28 cm; 2 volumes. [4], 307, [4]; [4], 282, [2] pages. Six original drypoint sketches, each printed in two states, included. LACKS (as commonly) the 4 original lithographs from the second volume. Volume 1 with...

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$4,500.00


With the fur trade in crisis, La Compagnie du Castor shows signs of panic. Manuscript document, signed. by [La Compagnie du Castor] Claude de Ramezay, Sieur Nicolas de la Lanouillier, and 9 others

Montreal: August 27, 1716. Good/In 1715, the Compagnie du Castor, directed by Nicolas de la Lanouillier, retained the monopoly on the beaver trade in Canada. The company failed to honor its bills of exchange that year, and failed in all of its payments ...

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$3,500.00


Narrative of second voyage in search of the North-West Passage by ROSS, John (1777-1856)

London: A. W. Webster, 1835. First edition. Very Good/One of the fundamental volumes in the literature of polar exploration. Ross's second voyage is more significant from a historical perspective than his more famous first voyage. He pioneered the ...

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$3,500.00


Fauna Boreali-Americana ... Part Second, The Birds. by Swainson, William, and John Richardson

London: John Murray, 1831. First edition, presentation copy from John Murray to Edward Jesse.. Very Good/Sir John Richardson accompanied Sir John Franklin on both of his overland expeditions to the North, 1819-1822 and 1825-1827. As naturalist to the exp...

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$3,200.00


Zinne-beelden, oft Adams appel. by Van der Veen, Jan

Amsterdam: Everhard Cloppenburgh, 1642. First edition. Leather. Very Good/Van der Veen's extraordinary emblem book, with his book of popular songs appended, was reprinted frequently into the 18th century, but the first edition offered here is its onl...

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$3,000.00


Storia romana dalla fondazione di Roma sino alla battaglia di Azio, cioè sino al finire della repubblica. by Rollin, Charles

Venice: Francesco Sansoni, 1792-94. Very Good. Octavo (21 cm); 22 volumes. Half-titles present. Engraved portrait frontispiece, Woodcut headpieces, initials, and tail-pieces. 21 copper engraved plates, most of them folded, including maps, plans, an...

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$3,000.00


A History of North American Birds . . . Land Birds [with] The Water Birds of North America. by Baird, S. F.; Brewer, T. M.; and Ridgway, R

Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1875; 1884. Very Good/Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-1888) was Audubon's chief apostle in the succession of American ornithologists. Audubon encouraged him personally by giving him a collection of his own bird spec...

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$3,000.00


Faust. Der Tragödie erster Teil. by Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von

N.p.: Mimeograph typescript, 1934. The successful German-Jewish banker Hans Arnold made his home in Berlin a salon for artists, musicians, and intellectuals (the structure now houses the American Academy in Berlin). As a patron of the arts, Arnhold meri...

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$2,700.00


De gli elementi d'Euclide libri quindici. Con gli scholii antichi by Euclid.; Valerio Spacciuoli; Federico Commandino

Urbino: Domenico Frisolino, 1575. Hard cover. Very Good/The first book printed in Urbino in the 16th century, and only the fourth overall. Urbino's presses lagged behind those of other Italian cities, due in part to Duke Federico's predilection ...

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$2,500.00


Nourritures by Sartre, Jean-Paul

[Paris]: Jacques Damase, 1949. A rare work with the three plates by Wols (Wolfgang Schulze, 1913-1951), the Art Informel painter and photographer whose short life was complicated by poverty, illness, and alcoholism. Half of Wols output as a printmaker wa...

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$2,000.00


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