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1 Narratives of the Discovery of America
A. W. Lawrence and Jean Young, ed
(1931), 1987, 51/2x81/2, paper, maps, xiii+300 pp, Heritage Books

L0864 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
Henry Mowat: Voyage of the Canceaux 1764-1776: Abridged Logs of H. M. Armed Ship Canceaux., Andrew J. Wahll


2 Henry Mowat: Voyage of the Canceaux 1764-1776: Abridged Logs of H. M. Armed Ship Canceaux.
Andrew J. Wahll
2003, 5½x8½, paper, 398 pp, Heritage Books
In 1764, the Canceaux began a voyage of 12 years during which the officers and men performed survey work used in the creation of one of the most important and magnificent coastal marine atlases ever produced covering 3,000 miles of New England coastline. In 1775, under the gathering storm clouds of the American Revolution, the Canceaux was redirected to undertake an expedition along the coast of the District of Maine to assert the authority of the crown. The Canceaux, under these Admiralty orders, participated in the bombardment and subsequent destruction of the thriving seaport of Falmouth in the District of Massachesetts.The Canceaux's logs were kept by commander Lieut. Henry Mowat, R. N. and sailing master Ensign William Hogg, R.N., aboard the sloop of war, while surveying for the Atlantic Neptune along the coast of the District of Maine, and undertaking the Falmouth Expedition. The log contains details on supplies, presence and movements of ships nearby, ship routine including discipline, court martials, weaponry, significant weather events and activities of the surveyors. Maps and illustrations enhance this valuable work.
W2349 
Price: 40.00 USD

 
 
A Voyage Round The World By the Way of the Great South Sea, Perform’d in the Years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 Guns and 100 Men, (under His Majesty’s Commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late War with the Spanish Crown) till she was cast away on the Island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720; and afterwards continu’d in the Recovery, the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, Etc., Capt. George Shelvocke, Commander of the Speedwell, Recovery, &c. in this Expedition


3 A Voyage Round The World By the Way of the Great South Sea, Perform’d in the Years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London, of 24 Guns and 100 Men, (under His Majesty’s Commission to cruize on the Spaniards in the late War with the Spanish Crown) till she was cast away on the Island of Juan Fernandes, in May 1720; and afterwards continu’d in the Recovery, the Jesus Maria and Sacra Familia, Etc.
Capt. George Shelvocke, Commander of the Speedwell, Recovery, &c. in this Expedition
(1726), 2003, 5½x8½, paper, 518 pp, Heritage Books
In 1718-9, the Success, commanded by Capt. Clipperton, expedition chief, and the Speed-well under Capt. Shelvocke set sail from England bound for the west coast of the Americas to take and seize Spanish ships. A terrifying tempest separated the two ships right at the start of this perilous adventure. Violent seas, a shipwreck and mutineers keep the pages turning! Readers can expect a faithful account of Shelvocke’s seafaring along the coasts of Chili, Peru and Mexico, along with descriptions of his inland expeditions, details of their survival on the Island of Juan Fernandes where they were shipwrecked, and remarks on the final passages to California and China on the return to England. The incident with the Albatross that inspired Coleridge’s “Ancient Mariner” occurred on this voyage. Historians and anyone that loves adventure tales will appreciate this exciting first-hand account, enhanced by transcripts of letters, a world map and a few illustrations.
S2341 
Price: 38.50 USD

 

 

4 CD: The Log of a Forty-Niner: Journal of a Voyage from Newbery-port to San Francisco in the Brig Genl Worth Commanded by Capt. Samuel Walton
Carolyn Hale Russ
(1923), 2005, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, v6, 214 pp, Heritage Books
Richard Hale's ancestors came from England to New England in pioneer days. Of the three brothers to leave England, his ancestor settled in Newbury. "From that sturdy stock came Nathan Hale, the 'martyr spy,' and back in England Sir Mathew Hale, famed as the only judge judging righteous judgment in an unrighteous time." In 1857 Richard married Hannah Sewell Perley, a descendant of Allen Perley who sailed for America in Governor Winthrop's fleet. Through his personal journal, Richard Hale tells not only his own adventures in a young San Francisco and in the wild, unsettled northwest, but also presents the history unfolding around him. Also included are illustrations made from pencil drawings by the author in his journal kept during his trip to and from the gold fields of California in 1849 to 1854.
CD3548 
Price: 15.95 USD

 
 

 

5 Lewis And Clark Passed Here: New Perspectives Beyond the Adventure
Phil Scriver
2003, 5½x8½, paper, 316 pp, Heritage Books
Many books have been written that retell the story of the great journey of the Corps of Discovery, usually by "following the trail today" and quoting from the daily journals kept by the captains. It's a story unmatched in the history of American adventure and exploration. In this refreshing new work, Phil Scriver looks beyond the adventure to the other aspects of the expedition, such as the discovery of plants and animals then unknown to science, the encounters with native peoples, and the tomes of literature that resulted from the expedition. Scriver, a member of the Lewis and Clark Honor Guard reenactment group in Montana, has gained a better understanding of the expedition by learning and demonstrating the skills required by Lewis and Clark's men. Part one gives a brief overview of the expedition, starting with how Thomas Jefferson conceived the plan of the exploration, and giving some background on each of the captains. It continues by describing how the Corps of Discovery was formed as Lewis made his preparations in Harpers Ferry and Philadelphia, and how he selected the men to go on the journey. Each chapter is in this section referenced to a city and given a beginning and ending date, in order to give the reader a sense of geography and a sense of time for the expedition. The expedition's activities in each given area are highlighted. Part two is a collection of essays, experiences and opinions of the author, which he has written as he learned about the expedition over the years. He includes a keelboat ride on the Missouri River, the dinosaur fossils that Lewis and Clark unknowingly camped near, and biographical sketches of some of the men. Scriver also reflects on such aspects as the number of animals killed for meat along the way, the contributions of Sacajawea, the cost of the expedition, and what might have happened to Lewis's iron framed boat. He gives his own opinions as to whether or not the expedition should be considered a failure because they did not find a Northwest Passage, and what we can learn today from the expedition. Phil Scriver, with knowledge gained through his research and reenacting, has filled in many of the gaps that were not recorded in the journals. Even seasoned Lewis and Clark "buffs" will find something new in this original work!
S2478 
Price: 30.00 USD

 
Father Marquette, Reuben Gold Thwaites


6 Father Marquette
Reuben Gold Thwaites
(1902) reprint, paper, index, 284 pp, Heritage Books
In May of 1673, Father Marquette set out in company with Louis Joliet, to explore the Mississippi River. By mid-June, in two frail canoes of birchbark, and with five French servants, the explorers entered the great river at the mouth of the Wisconsin, and descended, with many interesting adventures, as far south as the mouth of the Arkansas River. Learning from the Indians the course and characteristics of the waterway from that point to the Gulf of Mexico, they returned northward by way of the Illinois and Chicago Rivers and the west shore of Lake Michigan, reaching the Jesuit mission at the De Pere rapids, Wisconsin, in September. Overcome by a malady contracted through exposure and hardship upon the long voyage, Marquette could not leave De Pere until October of 1674. He returned by boat to Illinois, where he desired to found a new mission. After a cold, dreary journey up the west coast of Lake Michigan, he was obliged because of ill health to pass the winter with two servants in a wretched cabin upon the Chicago River. In early spring he was able to proceed to some Indian villages upon the Illinois River, but soon was compelled by his ailment to return, this time intending to reach the old mission of St. Ignace, on the Mackinac Straits. Death overtook him while still 250 miles from his destination. Such, in outline, is the brief, simple tragedy of one of the most interesting characters in American history. Father Marquette was great as an explorer, as a "tamer of savages", and as a preacher; and he has left to us in the journals of his voyages of 1673 and 1674-75, two keenly interesting human documents. Whenever practicable, the present writer has drawn freely upon the annual Relations of the Jesuits, and upon Marquette's own journals. Two of Marquette's original maps are reproduced in this book.
T2203 
Price: 25.00 USD

 
 
The Diary of Benjamin Reynolds: The Journal of a Voyage ’round Cape Horn from Philadelphia to Chile and back again via Rio de Janiero in 1840-41, Rosalie Esmond Blizard


7 The Diary of Benjamin Reynolds: The Journal of a Voyage ’round Cape Horn from Philadelphia to Chile and back again via Rio de Janiero in 1840-41
Rosalie Esmond Blizard
1993, 5½x8½, paper, 66 pp, Heritage Books
Imagine yourself, a young man of 20 in the year 1840, about to embark on a sailing ship for an adventure you will never forget This diary is one of those wonderful treasures that we all hope to discover in the attic. Consists of Mr. Reynolds’ departure from Philadelphia, his voyage, descriptions of Valparaiso, Rio de Janiero, and the return voyage home.
B0796 
Price: 14.00 USD

     


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