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1 SCIENCE, April 17, 1885. Volume V. No. 115
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good+ or Better Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Engravings, Drawings, Tables 
Article by Famous American: A. W. GREELY "The scientific results of the Lady Franklin Bay expedition" with full page illustration of "The station of the Greely Party at Lady Franklin Bay". Other articles: "Footprints in the rocks of Colorado" by H.W. Parker with 2 illustrations; and "Successful extraction of a bullet from the brain" with 2 illustrations. Under News and Notes, a paragraph on the "remarkable halo seen in Orleans, France on " 17th of January last" with an drawing of the "halo". Paper covers lightly soiled with light chipping around edges, otherwise Good+. Back cover's lower corner folded back. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. 
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2 SCIENCE, July 29, 1887
New York The Science Company 1887 Paperbound Good to Good+ Science Size: Approx. 9" X 12" Engravings 
Some Articles: Topographical Survey of the United States by Henry Gannett with tables and 3 illustrations; Junker's Travels in Central Africa with map and The Dermo-Tensor Patagii Muscle by R. W. Shufeldt with 3 illustrations. ex.mus. mailing label and numbers on front cover. Slight soiling around edges, otherwise VG exterior. Interior is clean, tight and VG+. 
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3 SCIENCE, March 13, 1885. Volume V. No. 110
Cambridge The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good to Good- Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Foldout Map, Drawings 
Some articles: "The Solar Eclipse of March 16" with illustration; "The Hudson-Bay Expedition of 1884" by Wm. P. Anderson with 2 illustrations and foldout "Chart showing the track of the 'S.S. Neptune' Hudson's Bay Expedition 1884"- Chart is 13"x10"; "The Annisquam Seaside Laboratory"; and "The Prehistoric Congress at Lisbon". Some soiling to paper covers. Side edge with tears. Some chipping to bottom edge. Small watermark at top edge, barely goes through. Covers intact. Overall exterior is Good to Good-. Interior is tight, clean and VG+. Foldout chart is Very Good-. 3/4" tear at edge, along border of chart. 2 small missing pieces along bottom edge, not near border of chart. 
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4 SCIENCE, October 30, 1885. Volume VI. No. 143
New York The Science Company 1885 Wraps Good to Good+ Science Size: Approx. 7 1/4" x 10 1/4" Etching 
With Science Supplement. Articles by Famous Americans: F.W. PUTNAM "Man and the mastodon" (found in Worchester County, Mass.). In Letters to the Editor: ALPHEUS HYATT "Cruise of the Arethusa"; and EDWARD S. HOLDEN "The care of pamphlets". In Science Supplement:" The Nordenfelt submarine boat" with illustration. Other articles: "The International Geological Congress at Berlin"; " Localization of Functions in the Brain"; plus "Geographical Notes" (Lieut. H.T. Allen's expedition to Copper or Atna River and Lieutenant Cantwell's exploration of the Kowak River); "Astronomical Notes" (Small versus large telescopes, Comet 1885. III.(Brooks), New variable in Cygnus, Common decimal unit of circular measure,and Gould's Zone Catalogue). ex.mus. stamp on front cover. Slightly soiled. Vertical crease, goes through, but very minor. some mild chipping to edges, exterior is Good to Good+. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good +. Supplement's border mildly soiled. Some pages uncut. Overall Supplement is VG-. 
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5 Bell, Alexander Graham, Prof. W. H. Brewer, Prof.S.P. Langley and Prof. C. A. Young MEMOIRS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, Volume II 1883
Washington Government Printing Office 1884 Leather Very Good Science Size: Approx. 9" x 11 1/2" Figures, Tables, Plates 
4 separate reports by Famous Americans: 1. Report of the Eclipse Expedition to Caroline Island, May 1883 by Prof. C. A. Young, pp.10-146, 22 Figures ( illustrations, charts/graphs, maps). 2. Wave-lengths in the Invisible Prismatic Spectrum, by Prof.S.P. Langley, pp. 147-162, 5 Tables, 4 Figures, 4 Plates (fold-out graphs) 3. Subsidence of Particles in Liquids, by Prof. W. H. Brewer, pp.163-175 and 4. Formation of Deaf Variety of Human Race, by Alexander Graham Bell pp.177-224, 30 Tables, 12 Figures (some foldout graphs), Also Appendix pp.225-262 with Tables A-Y. 3/4 brown leather with marbled boards, marbled edges, and marbled endpapers. Darker brown leather on spine than corners. Spine has raised bands with gilt lettering. previous owner's name in gilt at spine base: Geo. L. Shoup. Rubbing to spine gutters, with rubbed out piece 1/2" on back gutter. Rubbing on top and base of leathered section and some to corners. All minor.Still in Very Good condition, especially considering its age. Handsome book. Inside is clean, and tight. Very Good + condition.. 
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6 Brown, F. Martin THE DENVER WESTERNERS MONTHLY ROUNDUP: MAY-JUNE 1971, VOLUME XXVII, NUMBER 3
Denver Denver Posse of The Westerners 1971 Paper Cover Very Good+ Expedition Size: Approx. 6 " x 9" Illustrated 
First-Hand Account of Hayden's 1854-55 Missouri River Expedition. The F. V. Hayden Letters to S. F. Baird. Exclusive: First Time in Print. 72 pp. Glossy magazine cover. Light wear to edges, corners bent. Interior tight, clean. Magazine in VG+ condition. 
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7 Clune, Frank PROWLING THROUGH PAPUA
Sydney Angus and Robertson LTD 1943 Cloth Very Good- Good- Expedition Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Photographs 
"Mr. Clune is a bright example of the truth of the saying that it is not the length of time a man spends in a country that entitles him to speak with authority on it, but the capacity to see and hear and understand, coupled with the desire to know." 237 pp. Green cloth covers with black title lettering on spine. DJ in Good- to Good condition with wear to edges, small tears along back flap fold, heavy brown packing tape (?) reinforces the top and bottom edges of the jacket and covers the cover images, cover is browning and dirty. Book corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, spine ends are bent. Front hinge broken, back hinge loose. Map on front endpapers, back endpapers browning. Gift inscription from previous owner on title page. Interior pages clean, binding loose. Book in VG- condition. 
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8 House of Representatives CAPTAIN J. ALLEN'S EXPEDITION. Letter From The Secretary Of War.
Washington Government Printing Office 1846 Paperbound Very Good U. S.Government Document Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" 
29th Congress. 1st Session. Doc. No.168. House of Representatives. "Transmitting The report, journal, and map of Captain J. Allen, of the first regiment of dragoons, of his expedition to the heads of the rivers Des Moines, Blue Earth, &c, in the northwest..." .(Research done indicates that the Map mentioned was not issued.) 18 pp. Report of an expedition into the Indian country (Sioux).Submitted by W.L. Marcy, Secretary of War.(President James K. Polk). Mild foxing along side margin otherwise document is Very Good. 
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9 House of Representatives EXPEDITION TO THE ARCTIC SEAS
Washington Government Printing Office 1877 Paperbound Very Good Arctic Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
44th Congress, 2d Session. House of Representatives. Report No. 181. The Committee on Naval Affairs...to authorize and equip an expedition to the Arctic Seas, submit the following as their report: "that the object of the bill, to authorize the President to fit out an expedition to the north pole, and to establish a temporary colony for purposes of exploration...The plan is known as "Polar colonization"and has received hearty indorsement from such distinguished experts, scientists, students and explorers as Professor Joseph Henry, president of the National Academy of Sciences; Professor Loomis, of Yale Collece; President Potter, of Union National Observatory; Hon. Charles P. Daly, president of the American Geographical Society; Dr. Isaac I. Hayes, the explorer and others..." 13 pp. including Exhibits A-L (Letters from Geo. M. Robeson, Secretary of the Navy; President Joseph Henry; Admiral David D. Porter; Rear-Admiral Charles H. Davis; Dr. Isaac I. Hayes, Arctic Explorer; Capt. George E. Tyson, of the Polaris; Capt. H. S. Chester of the Polaris Expedition; Mr. Robert Seyboth, a member of Dr. Hayes's Expedition; Hon. Charles P. Daly, president of the American Geographical Society; and Rev. Eliphalet Nott Potter, President of Union College) Disbound but intact. Spine edge uneven with some missing pieces but document intact. Otherwise it is clean and Very Good+. 
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10 House of Representatives LETTER FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, TRANSMITTING CORRESPONDENCE FROM COMMODORE M. C. PERRY, RELATIVE TO COLONIAL SETTLEMENTS ON THE WESTERN COAST OF AFRICA
Washington Government Printing Office 1844 Paperbound Very Good Government Document Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
Colonial Settlements--Western Coast of Africa. 28th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives Navy Dept., Doc. No. 244. Read, and referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs. May 4, 1844. Discussion of Commodore Perry's experience in Africa and discussions of trade possibilities with the native tribes. 42 pp. Disbound government document. Back page edge is significantly chipped. Light foxing/browning throughout, but text is easily legible. Overall document is in VG condition. 
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11 Keating, William H., A.M. &c. NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCE OF ST. PETER'S RIVER, LAKE WINNEPEEK, LAKE OF THE WOODS, &c.
Minneapolis Ross & Haines, Inc. 1959 Cloth Very Good+ No Jacket Expedition Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 8 3/4" 
Performed in the year 1823, by order of the Hon. J. C. Calhoun, Secretary of War, under the command of Stephen H. Long, U.S.T.E. Compiled from the notes of Major Long, Messrs. Say, Keating, & Calhoun. Facsimilie reprint of the report in One Volume. Volume I: 458 pages. Volume II: 248 pages. Appendix with Vocabulary of Indian Languages. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Light rubbing to corners, edges, and spine ends. Some small stains to page edges. Interior is tight and clean. Book in VG+ condition. 
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12 Parkman, Francis THE OREGON TRAIL
New York The Heritage Press 1943 Buckram Very Good- Slipcase Expedition Size: Approx. 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" Illustrated by Maynard Dixon 
Edited from his Notebooks by Mason Wade. "The entire contents of this edition are copyright, 1943, by The Limited Editions Club, Inc. from whom special permission has been obtained by The Heritage Press for the publication of this edition." Related ephemera included is a copy of The Heritage Club Sandglass, Number 2G, discussing the book. 297 pp. Buckram covers with fading/staining to spine, joints, and some staining along cover edges. Red slipcase in Good+ condition and has water damage (?) to end and edges, corners are rubbed and torn, some fading. Red page edges. Interior is lightly browning, otherwise tight. Book in VG- condition. 
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13 Senate RELIEF EXPEDITION TO THE ARCTIC SEAS, Message from the President (William McKinley)...1899
Washington Government Printing Office 1899 Paperbound Very Good Arctic Size: Approx. 5 1/2" x 9" 
55th Congress, 3d Session. Senate. Document No. 66. Message from the President (William McKinley) of the United States Relative to The Relief Expedition to the Arctic Ocean. "...in the month of October, 1897, reports were received here of the probable lossof the whaling fleet in the arctic regions, and of the likelihood that nearly three hundred men, composing the officers and crews of the fleet, would perish from hunger unless succor could reach them early in the spring." Tells of the preparation of the revenue-cutter BEAR, the overland expedition and the rescue of the whalemen. 3 pp. Disbound. Pages loose otherwise in Very Good condition. Document is clean. 
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14 Senate REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, IN 1853-6. VOLUME X.
Washington Beverley Tucker Printer 1859 Cloth Good to Good- Exploration Size: Approx. 9" x 11 3/4" Plates, Tables, Figures (illustrations), Foldouts 
According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854 and August 5, 1854. Senate. 33d Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. No. 78. Contents of Volume X: Parts III, IV--General report upon the zoology of the several Pacific Railroad routes. Zoological Portion of the reports, by Lieutenant E.G. Beckwith; Nos. 2-5 of Part IV of the report, by Lieutenant A.W. Whipple; Zoological portion of the report, by Lieutenant J.G. Parke; Part IV of the report, by Lieutenant R.S. Williamson; No. 4 of Part IV of the report, by Lieutenant Henry L. Abbot. Brown cloth binding worn.corners and some wear to cover faces. Spine with gilt lettering dulled but legible. Spine reads "U.S. War Department. Explorations and Surveys For a Railroad Route From the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. 10." Spine's ends bent and rubbed. Small rubbed circles exposing cloth covers on spine near back joint. Exterior is Good. Ex. library embossed stamp on front title page, identification numbers on contents page and on bottom of spine in gilt. Many full page colored and b/w lithographs plates. Some watermarks on plates' borders and one slightly on print. Interior foxing. Foxing mainly on and around prints. Overall text is clean. Some soiling. Overall interior is Good. Appendices and Indexes. An important and historical document. Howes P3. 
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15 Smith, John A DESCRIPTION OF NEW ENGLAND: OR THE OBSERVATIONS, AND DISCOUERIES OF CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH (ADMIRALL OF THAT COUNTRY) IN THE NORTH OF AMERICA, IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD 1614: WITH THE SUCCESSE OF SIXE SHIPS, THAT WENT THE NEXT YEARE 1615:...
Washington P. Force 1837 Reprint Paper Cover Good Expedition Size: Approx. 6 " x 10" 
...and the Accidents Befell Him Among the French Men of Warre: With the Proofe of the Present Benefit This Countrey Affoords: Whither This Present Yeare, 1616, Eight Voluntary Ships are Gone to Make Further Tryall. Originally printed bt Humfrey Lownes, for Robert Clerke, 1616 - this is a reprint by Peter Force. 36 pp. String-tied. Many pages uncut. Page edges are chipped and some small tears, corners creased. Foxing and browning throughout, text is easily legible. Document in Good/Good+ condition. 
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16 Taylor, Z. MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COMMUNICATING COPIES OF A CORRESPONDENCE WITH THE LADY OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, RELATIVE TO THE EXPEDITION TO THE ARCTIC REGIONS UNDER THE COMMAND OF HER HUSBAND
Washington Government Printing Office 1850 Paperbound Very Good- Arctic Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
31st Congress, 1st Session, Senate, Ex. Doc. No. 8. January 4, 1850. Read, referred to the Committee on Naval Affairs, and ordered to be printed. "On the receipt of her first letter imploring the aid of the American government in a search for the missing ships, engaged in an enterprise which interested all civilized nations, I anxiously sought the means of affording that assistance, but was prevented from accomplishing the object I had in view, in consequence of the want of vessels suitable to encounter the perils of a proper exploration, the lateness of the season, and the want of an appropriation by Congress to enable me to furnish and equip an efficient squadron for that object." 12 pp. Disbound government document. Residue from book remains along spine edge, creasing and small tears to spine edge. Document corners are bent and creased, edges browning. Document in VG- condition. 
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