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THE THIRD VOYAGE OF MARTIN FROBISHER TO BAFFIN ISLAND 1578
James McDermott, editor
ISBN0904180697
$40.00

Account of the fifteen ship fleet sent at the time of Elizabeth I to gather samples of ores supposed to contain gold and silver from the arctic wastes of Baffin Island. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 6.

Hakluyt Society, London, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 268 pages. SECONDHAND


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JOAO RODRIGUES'S ACCOUNT OF SIXTEENTH-CENTURY JAPAN
Michael Cooper, editor
ISBN0904180735
$35.00

Rodrigues was a Portuguese who went to Japan in 1577 where he was ordained as a Jesuit priest. He was renowned for his fluency with the Japanese language and had dealings with Toyotomi Hideyoshi the virtual ruler of Japan. Expelled in 1610 he spent the rest of his life in Macau and inland China. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 25.

Hakluyt Society, London, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 428 pages. SECONDHAND


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JAPANESE TRAVELLERS IN SIXTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE
Derek Massarella, editor
ISBN9781908145031
$35.00
Describes the travels of four Japanese boys sent from the Jesuit Mission representing Christian daimyo in Japan as ambassadors to the European courts of Portugal, Spain and the Vatican. Maps and illustrations. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 25.

Hakluyt Society, London, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 481 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE DISCOVERY OF RIVER GAMBRA BY RICHARD JOBSON 1623
David Gamble
ISBN0904180646
$35.00

Account of the first English expedition that penetrated some 460 miles up the West African river. The idea was to gain access to the interior gold trade but with little success. However this is the first detailed description of the people and customs of any part of black Africa by an Englishman. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 2.

Hakluyt Society, London, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 341 pages. SECONDHAND

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THE HISTORY OF THE TAHITIAN MISSION 1799-1830
John Davies edited by C W Newbury
91026092
$45.00

Davies spent over fifty years as a missionary to Tahiti. His manuscript history is editied with supplementary writings by other missionaries. THIS COPY has some unopened pages and some minor foxing.

Hakluyt Society, Cambridge, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 392 pages plus plates and maps. SECONDHAND


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SEARCHING FOR FRANKLIN, THE LAND ARCTIC SEARCHING EXPEDITION 1855
William Barr, editor
ISBN0904180611
$35.00
This expedition set out overland from Fort Resolution in search of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Reaching the sea at the mouth of the Black River they were able to conclude that Franklin and his ships were lost. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 1.

Hakluyt Society, London, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 292 pages. SECONDHAND

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RUSSIAN CALIFORNIA 1806-1860. Two Volumes
J. Gibson and A. Istomin, editors
ISBN9781908145086
$85.00

A documentary history of the nineteenth century Russian settlement in California. Contains 492 documents most translated for the first time. Extensive historical introduction. Two Volumes. Hakluyt Society Series III, Vol. 26.

Hakluyt Society, London, 2014. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Vol., I 547 pages, Vol. II 640 pages. AS NEW


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THE LETTERS OF F.W. LUDWIG LEICHARDT. Three Volumes
M. Aurousseau, editor
910260302
$65.00

These letters provide a compelling narrative of Leichart's life from student days in the mid 1830s until 1848 when he disappeared in the Australian interior. He was the most important scientific explorer of Australia. Three Volumes each letter in German and English. Hakluyt Society Series II, no. CXXXIII.

Hakluyt Society, Cambridge, 1968. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 1174 pages in total. SECONDHAND


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THE CENTRAL AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITION 1844-1846. The Journals of Charles Sturt
Richard C. Davis, editor
ISBN0904180808
$50.00

This expedition set out from Adelaide in South Australia in search of the supposed inland sea. Six months later they returned. One of the great stories of the European exploration of central Australia. Hakluyt Society Series III, no. 10.

Hakluyt Society, London, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 366 pages. SECONDHAND