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ANDREE AND HIS BALLOON
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ANDREE AND HIS BALLOON
Product Code: 9216

On the afternoon of Sunday 11th July 1897 Salomon-Auguste Andree and two companions left the port of Virgo, Spitzbergen in a balloon heading for the North Pole. They were not seen again until the summer of 1930.For 33 years the fate of the Andrée expedition remained one of the unsolved riddles of...
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EXPEDITION TO BORNEO OF H.M.S. DIDO FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF PIRACY: with extracts from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq. of Sarawak (now agent for the British Government in Borneo)
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EXPEDITION TO BORNEO OF H.M.S. DIDO FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF PIRACY: with extracts from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq. of Sarawak (now agent for the British Government in Borneo)
Product Code: 9210

Well-illustrated two volume account of a punitive expedition against pirates and head-hunting Dyak tribesmen in mid 19th-century Borneo. Contains the journals of the famous imperialist James ‘Rajah' Brooke of Sarawak.
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LAST OF THE TASMANIANS, or The Black War of Van Diemen’s Land
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LAST OF THE TASMANIANS, or The Black War of Van Diemen’s Land
Product Code: 9207

Composed by James Bonwick, an Englishman who spent much of his life in Australia, this is a sympathetic work that documents the history of the Tasmanian people, with references from a variety of sources and including several illustrations. The Black War is a term used to describe a period of conf...
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NARRATIVE OF THE EARL OF ELGIN’S MISSION TO CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE YEARS 1857, ’58, ’59
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NARRATIVE OF THE EARL OF ELGIN’S MISSION TO CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE YEARS 1857, ’58, ’59
Product Code: 9214

Superbly illustrated two-volume account of Lord Elgin's expeditions to the Far East in 1857-59 which resulted in the occupation of Canton, the burning of Peking's Imperial Summer Palace; and the opening of Japan to European trade.
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NOTES FROM A JOURNAL OF RESEARCH INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. SAMARANG under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., F.R.A.S.
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NOTES FROM A JOURNAL OF RESEARCH INTO THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE COUNTRIES VISITED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. SAMARANG under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., F.R.A.S.
Product Code: 9209

Like Darwin on the Beagle, surgeon Arthur Adams was a naturalist with this 1843-45 Naval expedition to Japan and the Indian and China Seas. Contains fascinating descriptions of the region's flora and fauna.
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THREE EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF EASTERN AUSTRALIA; with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales
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THREE EXPEDITIONS INTO THE INTERIOR OF EASTERN AUSTRALIA; with descriptions of the recently explored region of Australia Felix, and of the present colony of New South Wales
Product Code: 9208

Well-illustrated two-volume account of three expeditions to explore the interior of eastern Australia in the 1830s, written from his journals by the expedition's leader Major T.J. Mitchell.
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TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
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TRAVELS IN NORTH AMERICA; with Geological Observations on the United States, Canada, and Nova Scotia
Product Code: 9203

Originally published in 1845, these two volumes describe Charles Lyell's travels around North America in the early 1840's. Lyell had already gained some considerable fame as a geologist with his works; Principles of Geology and Elements of Geology and counted Charles Darwin as a close friend. Whi...
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VOYAGE OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP ALCESTE, to China, Corea, and the Island of Lewchew, with an account of her shipwreck
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VOYAGE OF HIS MAJESTY’S SHIP ALCESTE, to China, Corea, and the Island of Lewchew, with an account of her shipwreck
Product Code: 9206

Rather aptly summed up by the title, this book was written by the ship's surgeon on the 'Alceste' which was charged with delivering the British Embassy of Lord Amherst to China in 1816. Passing through Rio de Janeiro, the Cape of Good Hope and Batavia en-route, they arrived in the China Sea in th...
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