Exploration - Expeditions
56 items found
Zavattari, E (ed.)
Missione Biologica nel Paese dei Borana. [Complete in four volumes].
Roma, Centro Studi Africa Orientale, 1939-1940. In four volumes. Large 8vo (24.9 x 17.6 cm). 2,154 pp. [537, 719, 463, 435]; over 500 text illustrations; 23 [0; 16; 7; 0] plates, mostly coloured, one coloured map and one large, folded map. Uniform original quarter cloth over printed boards. Spines with large, printed labels.Read more
Wettstein, R. von and V. Schiffner
Ergebnisse der botanischen Expedition der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften nach Süd Brasilien im Jahre 1901.
Wien, Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1908-1931. In three volumes. 4to (29.1 x 23.5 cm; the volume in wrappers larger). 772 pp.; 65 engraved and lithographed plates of which 15 in full colour. [I(1908): vi, 312 pp.; 26 plates, 12 text figures, errata leaf (loosely inserted); II(1927): 358 pp.; 24 plates, 15 text figures; III (1931) 142 pp. (numbered 313-454); 15 plates, 11 text figures]. Original half cloth over printed boards (Band 79, Parts I and III), or printed wrappers (Band 83, part II).Read more
Watson, R. B.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. Vol. XV. Part XLII: Report on the Scaphopoda and Gasteropoda. By Rev. Robert Boog Watson, F.L.S.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1886. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 761 [756, 5] pp.; 53 lithographed plates, partly tinted plates, and six woodcuts in the text. Original dark green blind-stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spine. Brown endpapers.Read more
Volney, C. F.
New researches on ancient history. Translated from the French.
London, T. Davison, . 8vo (21.0 x 13.4 cm). xii, 459 pp.; engraved frontispiece portrait of the author; ten tables (several folding), one engraved folding map of the Arabian Peninsula and one folding plate of a plan of Babylon. Later half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt lines and floral vignettes. Black morocco label with gilt title.Read more
Vincendon-Dumoulin, [C. A.] and C. [L. F.] Desgraz
Iles Taïti. Esquisse historique et géographique précédée de considérations générales sur la colonisation française dans l'Océanie. Première Partie - Deuxième Partie. [Complete].
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1844. In two parts. 8vo (21.5 x 14.1 cm). Half-titles, title pages, 1056 pp. (pagination continuous); two large, engraved maps. Original uniform, printed wrappers.Read more
Expéditions scientifiques du Travailleur et du Talisman pendant les années 1880, 1881, 1882, 1883. Poissons.
Paris, G. Masson, 1888. 4to (33.0 x 25.3 cm). Half-title and title page, [i], 406 pp.; 28 fine, lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with four gilt-bordered bands, gilt ornamental bands at head and foot, and gilt title. Speckled edges.Read more
Ujfalvy, K. E. von
Aus dem westlichen Himalaya. Erlebnisse und Forschungen von Karl Eugen von Ujfalvy.
Leipzig, F. A. Brockhaus, 1884. 8vo (21.9 x 13.8 cm). Engraved frontispiece (tissue-guarded). xxiv, 330 pp.; 181 text engravings; four large, multi-folded tables; five maps, of which four double-folded and (multi)-coloured. Original red cloth, richly decorated in gilt and black; gilt title, bands and vignettes on the spine; intricate borders, title and large vignette with an elephant on the front board. Floral endpapers. Lightly marbled edges.Read more
Travelling writer's kit
Travelling writer's kit with stationery and miniature globe.
Paris, ca. 1915-1925. Portable red cardboard box (28.0 x 16.9 x 14.3 cm) embossed with maroon reptile-skin patterned paper with gilt title "Papeterie" and vignette, and simple brass lock. Inside covered with decorative green-with-black-cobweb patterned paper.Read more
Tokunaga, S. et al.
Report of the First Scientific Expedition to Manchoukuo. Under the leadership of Shigeyasu Tokunaka. June - October 1933. Section II [Geology]. Part I-IV. [Complete].
Tokyo, Asahi, 1934-1939. Four volumes in four. 4to (26.0 x 19.0 cm). Ca. 700 pp. with 124 plates and three folding coloured maps. Original uniform printed stiff wrappers.Read more
Tizard, T. H. et al. (eds.) [Thomson, C. W. and J. Murray (general editors)]
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Volumes I - II. Narrative of the Cruise. [The complete narrative].
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1882-1885. Two volumes in three. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). Volume I (in two parts) (1885): liv, 1111 pp.; two elongate photographic frontispieces; 340 numbered (groups of) woodcuts and many unnumbered, often acting as head- or tailpieces; 75 charts, 35 numbered photographic plates; 15 chromolithographed plates (numbered A-I, K-P), and a very large map (in two parts) of both hemispheres – with the complete itinerary, in a rear pocket in part I; a second, very long, full-colour map on the oceans' salinity in part 2. Volume II (1882): viii, 744, 42, 29 pp.; several text engravings and two plates of which one in chromolithography, and a tipped-in note on the reason for publishing volume II ahead of volume I. Original, uniform, dark-green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spines. Brown endpapers.Read more
The works of J.S, D.D., D.S.P.D. in four volumes. Containing I. The author's miscellanies in prose. II. His poetical writings. III. The travels of Capt. Lemuel Gulliver. IV. His papers relating to Ireland, consisting of several treatises; among which are, the Drapier letters to the people of Ireland, against receiving Wood's halfpence; also two original Drapier's letters, never before published. [AND] V. The conduct of the allies, and The examiners; VI. The publick spirit of the whigs; and other pieces of political writings; with Polite conversation; VII. Letters to and from Jonathan Swift, D.D, D.S.P.D.; VIII. Directions to servants; and other pieces in prose and verse, published in his life-time; with several poems and letters never before printed. [Complete in 8 volumes].
Dublin, George Faulkner, 1735-1738. Eight parts in eight. 6mo (16.0 x 9.7 cm). Engraved frontispieces (including two portraits of Swift) in volumes I-IV [with portrait frontispiece and six plates or maps in volume III (Gulliver's Travels)]. Uniform contemporary full calf. Gilt-bordered panels; spines with five raised bands, gilt lines and burgundy morocco label with gilt title. Red speckled edges.Read more