ABookLegacy    

 Hard to Find and Rare Books

 Americana, Local History, Genealogy, Religion, Military

 Author Signed, First Editions, and others! 

Quick Search

Title
Author
Description
Keyword
Book Number
Advanced Search
 
 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
A Book Legacy

Promote Your Page Too
Sign Up Today for Newsletter and Discounts!





Email Marketing by VerticalResponse
 
Browse By Category
African American
Alabama
Alaska
Americana
Archaeology
Arizona
Arkansas
Art
Astronomy
Autobiography
Biography
Books On Books
Business- See Scholarly
California
Canada
Children
Colorado
Comics
Connecticut
Cookbook

View Other Categories
 
 
 

Search

Click on Book Title to view full description

 
The Shepherd of the Ocean  An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times, Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland
1 Adamson, Jack H. & H. F. Folland The Shepherd of the Ocean An Account of Sir Walter Raleigh and His Times
Gambit Inc Pubns 1969 0876450184 / 9780876450185 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first printing. Book looks new, dust has very minor rubs. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 (or 1554) – 29 October 1618), also spelled Ralegh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy and explorer. Raleigh was born to a Protestant family in Devon, the son of Walter Raleigh and Catherine Champernowne. Little is known of his early life, though he spent some time in Ireland, in Killua Castle, Clonmellon, County Westmeath, taking part in the suppression of rebellions and participating in the Siege of Smerwick. The author Jack Hale Adamson (1918–1975) was a literary scholar, biographer, teacher, and university administrator. This book was named a "Notable Book of 1969" by the New York Times. He was a Mormon and served as a missionary in Edinburg, Scotland in 1938-39. (Wikipedia) Fully indexed with bibliography.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 464 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Mysteries from Forgotten Worlds by Charles Berlitz, Berlitz, Charles
2 Berlitz, Charles Mysteries from Forgotten Worlds by Charles Berlitz
Doubleday 1972 First Edition; First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Tan cover black print. Dust in excellent condition. Clean text, tight binding. ; ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 225 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
A history of Randolph County, West Virginia  From its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time, Bosworth, Albert Squire
3 Bosworth, Albert Squire A history of Randolph County, West Virginia From its earliest exploration and settlement to the present time
McClain 1975 0870122142 / 9780870122149 Reprint; 1st Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We provide delivery tracking to all US orders. ; Photographs; 448 pages 
Price: 67.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Colonial Fights & Fighters  Stories of Exploration, Adventure & Battle on the American Continent Prior to the War of the Revolution, Brady, Cyrus Townsend
4 Brady, Cyrus Townsend Colonial Fights & Fighters Stories of Exploration, Adventure & Battle on the American Continent Prior to the War of the Revolution
New York McClure, Phillips and Co. 1901 First Edition; Second Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Gibbs Signed by Author
Tan cover with red and brown colored image of soilder and red lettering. The author inscribed "Merry Christmas to Ralph Baugh from Trinity Church, Toledo, Ohio. Cyrus Townsend Brady, Rector" on end paper. Cyrus Townsend Brady (December 20, 1861 – January 24, 1920) was a journalist, historian and adventure writer. His best-known work is Indian Fights and Fighters. He was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, and graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1883. In 1889, he was ordained a deacon in the Episcopal church, and was ordained a priest in 1890. His first wife was Clarissa Guthrie, who died in 1890. His second wife was Mary Barrett. Brady's first major book, For Love of Country, whilst telling the story of a fictitious John Seymour, was actually based in part on the true heroics of Nicholas Biddle, one of the first five captains of the fledgling Continental Navy. (Wikipedia) A very handsome book! ; Illustrations; 8.25 X 6 X 1.25 inches; Signed by Author 
Price: 129.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The River Men The Exploration of the Great Rivers of North America for Three Centuries, Carse, Robert
5 Carse, Robert The River Men The Exploration of the Great Rivers of North America for Three Centuries
Charles Scribner's Sons 1969 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Book is very good. Dust has closed tear, and now in mylar protective cover. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 284 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Scott & Amundsen  The Race to the South Pole, Huntford, Roland
6 Huntford, Roland Scott & Amundsen The Race to the South Pole
Putnam Pub Group 1980 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Stated first american edition. Black cover with silver print. Dust has minor rubs. On January 17, 1912, Robert Falcon Scott arrived at the South Pole after incredible hardship, only to find that the Norwegian, Roald Amundsen, had beaten him to it by a month. History has built a myth around the two great rivals explorers, Robert Scott of Great Britain and Roald Amundsen of Norway. Scott, who died on this expedition with four other members of his polar team, is know as the incomparable explorer, while Amundsen has been relegated to obscurity. In his superbly written dual biography, Roland Huntford corrects this injustice with a reappraisal that considerably enhances Amundsen's reputation and shows Scott to have been a serious bungler. ; The Last Place On Earth; Black and White Photos; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 665 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
7 Irving, John Treat; McDermott, John Francis Indian Sketches
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1955 Various Hardcover Very Good in Fair dust jacket 
Dust jacket has chips, but now in Brodart mylar protective cover. Rare.; American Exploration and Travel; Maps and Photos; 275 pages 
Price: 13.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
8 Kingsley, Charles Westward Ho!
New York , NY Heritage Press 1947 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Wilson, Edward A. 
Boxed. Green cloth with gilt print. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 427 pages 
Price: 13.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
From St. Louis to Sutter's Fort, 1846, Lienhard, Heinrich & Erwin G. Gudde & Elisabeth K. Gudde
9 Lienhard, Heinrich & Erwin G. Gudde & Elisabeth K. Gudde From St. Louis to Sutter's Fort, 1846
Norman, OK University of Oklahoma Press 1961 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Yellow tape stains. Fully indexed. Dust in brodart mylar protective cover! Xlib. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; The American exploration and travel series; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 204 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Unknown Waters  A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Queenfish, McLaren, Dr. Alfred S. &  William R. Anderson
10 McLaren, Dr. Alfred S. & William R. Anderson Unknown Waters A First-Hand Account of the Historic Under-ice Survey of the Siberian Continental Shelf by USS Queenfish
University, Al University Alabama Press 2008 0817316027 / 9780817316020 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Both book and dust look new. Inscribed and signed by author McLaren to a Naval Academy classmate in 2009. Alfred S. McLaren is a retired U.S. Navy Captain, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal and two Legions of Merit, President Emeritus of The Explorers Club, Senior Pilot of the SAS Aviator submersible, and Director of Sub Aviator Systems, Redondo Beach, California. “Unknown Waters, the story of the hazardous exploration by the USS Queenfish, is a splendid adventure. Captain McLaren’s spellbinding account of his unparalleled voyage into the unknown beneath the ice off Siberia constitutes a treasure house of knowledge never before conceived of a dark and forbidding part of the globe. Audacious as well as entertaining!” Clive Cussler, Chairman, National Underwater & Marine Agency. Very Rare signed copy. ; SSN-651; 9.40 X 6.10 X 1.10 inches; 242 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 29.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Samuel de Champlain  Father of New France, Morison, Samuel Eliot
11 Morison, Samuel Eliot Samuel de Champlain Father of New France
Bristol, Ct Little, Brown and Company 1972 0316583995 / 9780316583992 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First edition stated. Very clean. Citing frequently from Champlain's own published accounts of his explorations of New France, Legare chronicles Champlain's intense efforts to publicize, map, and colonize the northeastern shores of North America and the valley of the St. Lawrence. From 1603 until his death in 1635, Samuel de Champlain devoted all of his energies to giving France a foothold in the New World. Fully indexed.; Illustrations 
Price: 14.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Whole Duty of Man, laid down in a Plain and Familiar Way for the Use of All, but especially the Meanest Reader...Necessary for all Families; with Private Devotions for several ocassions., No Author Listed
12 No Author Listed The Whole Duty of Man, laid down in a Plain and Familiar Way for the Use of All, but especially the Meanest Reader...Necessary for all Families; with Private Devotions for several ocassions.
London W and J Mount and T.Page 1751 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Leather cover worn especially at corners. Spine in gold inlay with gold lettering in reasonably good condition. Endpapers has inscriptions of several owners dated 1759, 1799, and 1830. The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and printing as a result of the printing press. This is an original work that touches on the Age of Enlightment's religious and philosophical influences. Rare work. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 303 pages 
Price: 179.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, Prescott, William Hickling
13 Prescott, William Hickling History of the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella
Heritage Press 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Lima De Preitas 
Green spine with red label. Illustrated cover. Map endpapers. Slipcase shows soiling and sunning. "Ferdinand and Isabella were the monarchs whose marriage created the union of Castile and Aragon which formed the Kingdom of Spain . Because of their religious zeal, they became known as the "Catholic monarchs." A popular tradition, partly corroborated by documents, credits Jewish and Converso courtiers with a primary role in arranging the marriage contract concluded in 1469 between Isabella, heiress to the crown of Castile, and Ferdinand, prince of Aragon" Review. ; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 294 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Golden Hind, Roche, T. W. E.
14 Roche, T. W. E. The Golden Hind
Praeger Publishers 1973 1st U.S.Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Black cloth with bold gilt print. Dust like new and now in mylar protective cover. his book is the story of the ship of Francis Drake who set sail from Plymouth in 1577 on a voyage that was to last 3 years. It was the most famous vessel in English history - the Golden Hind. An adventure story of perils, discoveries, and finding an unknown land. This is the first edition published in the United States, printed in Great Britain. (editoral review) Fully indexed.; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 200 pages 
Price: 13.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Land Of Prester John A Chronicle Of Portuguese Exploration, Sanceau, Elaine
15 Sanceau, Elaine The Land Of Prester John A Chronicle Of Portuguese Exploration
Alfred A. Knopf 1944 1296569594 / 9781296569594 First American Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
First American Edition stated. Knopf publisher not a reprint or print on demand. Dust has some browning due to age. Very clean contents. "Elaine Sanceau, an English writer of French origin, was born in Croydon in 1896. She lived in Switzerland and Brazil. In 1930, he settled in Porto and dedicated himself to the study of the great figures of our History, of which he became a specialist. She is the author, among others, of the following works: D. Henrique, the Navigator , Afonso de Albuquerque , D. João de Castro , Vasco da Gama's Journey , D. João II , Captains of Brazil . In 1979, posthumously, her study Portuguese Women in the Ultramar was published. She was an officer of the Order of Santiago de la Espada and the Order of Infante D. Henrique, member of the Institute of Coimbra and the Center for Overseas Historical Studies and corresponding partner of the International Academy of Portuguese Culture. In October 1953, she was awarded a scholarship to visit the old Portuguese fortresses of Ceuta, Arzila and Tangier. In 1968 she received the Gold Medal of the City of Porto, city where she died in 1978."; Maps, illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 272 pages 
Price: 17.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
16 Trollope, Mrs. Domestic Manners of the Americans, Vol 1
London, England Whittaker, Treacher, & Co. 1832 Third Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Original work. This is NOT a reprint or digitized work. Original 1832 edition, not a reprint. Blue cloth cover in fair condition. Text in good to very good condition. Contains a travel account by author of "the Americas" and her log of the trip. Slight foxing. Pages not cut even. Some of the leaves of pages are loose but all are there. Chapter titles: 1. Entrance of the Mississippi, 2- new Orleans, society, Creoles and Quadroons, voyage up the Mississippi, 3- Company on board Steamboat, scenery of the Mississippi, etc. 4- Departure from Memphis 5- Cincinnati, forest farm, Mr. Bullock 6- Servants, society, evening parties 7- Market, Museum etc. 8-Absence of amusement, churches, revival, etc. 9-Schools, climate, water melons, 4th of July, etc. 10-removal to the country, etc. 11-Religion, 12-Peasantry, ... early marriages, etc. 13-Theatre, fine arts, shaking Quakers, etc 14-American Spring, Controversy between Owen and Campbell, .... execution 15- Camp meeting 16-Danger of rural excursions, 17-Depature from Cincinnati... arrival at Wheeling 18- Departure for the Mountains in the stag...19- Baltimore, Catholic Cathedral, St. Mary's College... etc. Scarce.; Engravings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 300 pages; 
Price: 169.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Selected Works of Miguel de Unamuno, Volume 1  Peace in War: A Novel, Unamuno, Miguel de &  Anthony Kerrigan &  Martin Nozick
17 Unamuno, Miguel de & Anthony Kerrigan & Martin Nozick Selected Works of Miguel de Unamuno, Volume 1 Peace in War: A Novel
Princeton University Press 1983 069109926x / 9780691099262 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Book and dust look new. Dust now in mylar protective cover. Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864 – 31 December 1936) was a Spanish Basque essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca. His major philosophical essay was The Tragic Sense of Life (1912), and his most famous novel was Abel Sánchez: The History of a Passion (1917), a modern exploration of the Cain and Abel story. This book is the first English translation of Unamuno's first novel, published in 1897, when he was 33. the books setting is the Basque country of northern Spain during the Second Carlist War (1874--1876), a conflict he lived through as a child. A classic work.; 8.50 X 1 X 0.10 inches; 456 pages 
Price: 38.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
Captain James Cook, Villiers, Alan
18 Villiers, Alan Captain James Cook
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Both book and dust look new. "Villiers was an excellent writer and his book is a masterpiece both in laying the foundation for the history into which James Cook sailed as well as in telling the story. An accomplished sailor himself, Villiers writes with an understanding of the subject that translates easily to the reader. His turn of phrase and elegant prose is a joy to read." (reviewer) Alan John Villiers (23 September 1903 – 3 March 1982) was an author, adventurer, photographer and mariner. He wrote 44 books. He was awarded the British Distinguished Service Cross as a Commander in the Royal Naval Reserve during the Second World War. ; 1967-08-02; Illustrated; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages 
Price: 11.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
The Undiscovered Country,, Walz, Jay and Audrey
19 Walz, Jay and Audrey The Undiscovered Country,
Duell, Sloan and Pearce 1958 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
Stated first edition. Book has minor browning and dust has minor chips. Dust is now in mylar protective cover. "This is the strange love story of America's first great Arctic explorer, Dr. Elisha Kent Kane." ; 9 X 6 X 2 inches 
Price: 14.97 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to [email protected]
Copyright©2019. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie