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  • Rare Shipwreck Item -T. H. Farrer – “Report upon the Formal Investigation held before the Wreck Commissioner into the Supposed Loss of the British Sailing Ship ‘Great Queensland’ of London” – 1877

    Rare Shipwreck Item -T. H. Farrer – “Report upon the Formal Investigation held before the Wreck Commissioner into the Supposed Loss of the British Sailing Ship ‘Great Queensland’ of London” – 1877

    A report pertaining to the matter of a formal investigation held at Westminster on the 9th, 10th and 11th of April 1877, before H. C. Rothery, Wreck Commissioner, assisted by Colonel Younghusband [A Voyager hero], Admiral Powell and Captain Jones, Nautical Assessors, into the circumstances attending the supposed loss of the British sailing ship, ‘Great Queensland‘ of London.

    The Great Queensland, lost from August 12th 1876 on her journey from Grave’s End to Melbourne and last seen off the coast of France, is the subject of a deep investigation as to the possible cause for her disappearance.

    The circumstances of the loss unknown, this report considers in narrative detail the possibility of the ship encountering storms in the region, as well as the crew, cargo and in particular stowage of gunpowder. The report explores potential circumstances for the loss using testimony from chemical experts and eyewitnesses.

    What took the Great Queensland?

    $120.00

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  • Sebastian “Pfarrer” Kneipp – “My Water-Cure” – 1890

    Sebastian “Pfarrer” Kneipp – “My Water-Cure” – 1890

    Sebastian Kneipp, born 1821, a Bavarian priest and one of the key founders of the naturopathic movement in medicine here outlines his “Kneipp cure”, first published in 1886 which cited healing and therapeutic effects from application of hydrotherapy, with differing temperatures and pressures of water.

    Kneipp himself believed that hydrotherapy gleaned from a book he found was the catalyst for his recovery from a bout of tuberculosis earlier in his life.

    $80.00

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  • “Inquiry into the ‘Jason’ Case” – Correspondence presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command – 1873

    “Inquiry into the ‘Jason’ Case” – Correspondence presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command – 1873

    This detailed inquiry considers the facts of the ‘Jason‘ case.

    Capt. John William Coath, master of the Jason was convicted of kidnapping nine men a short distance from the island of Api and removing them to Maryborough, Queensland, taking them by force out of a canoe, which was afterword hauled aboard the boat and destroyed.

    The inquiry results from a petition put forward by 390 men for the remission of Capt. Coath’s sentence, five years imprisonment in Brisbane Gaol. The petition consists of correspondence and testimony under the Oath’s Act 1867 from crewmen and from two of the alleged kidnapping victims.

    $90.00

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  • The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1913 July – Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans – The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

    The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1913 July – Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans – The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913

    A very good copy of The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, July 1913, containing “The British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913″ by Cmdr. E. R. G. R. Evans.

    Over seventeen pages, Cmdr. Evans explores the fateful expedition that saw the death of Capt. Scott, but explores the subject from a narrative and scientific perspective, commemorating Scott, not through an examination of the man himself (Evans notes this perspective has already been well covered), but through the excellence of Scott’s preparation and vision, aided by fine charts and maps. Also very importantly narrated is the reception of Capt. Scott’s comrades at the Albert Hall in London

    Also in this edition; an examination, by Vilhjalmur Stefansson, with a large colour map, of the Canadian Arctic Expedition; and, an exploration, with large map and plates, of the Monte Bello Islands with companion large map of Barrow Island and the area west of the Dampier Peninsua, prepared by P. D. Montague.

    $90.00

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  • The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1927 December – Captain Roald Amundsen and the Society

    The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1927 December – Captain Roald Amundsen and the Society

    A very good copy of The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, December 1927, containing an article which examines Captain Roald Amundsen relationship with the Society.

    The article is born from Amundsen’s published criticism of Lord Curzon who “toasted the dogs” which Amundsen took as a direct affront. What follows is an examination of correspondence between the Society and Amundsen regarding his accusation and his subsequent resignation as an Honorary Corresponding Member. A very interesting examination of the dialogue indeed.

    Also in this edition; a most excellent examination of the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, with accompanying charts, diagrams and log prepared by The Right Hon. Sir Matthew Nathan; an essay on climbs in the Canadian Rockies, with maps, diagrams and plates, of 1926 by Alfred J. Ostheimer; and, a detailed essay regarding Alexander’s campaign on the Indian North-West Frontier penned by Sir Aurel Stein.

    $120.00

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  • The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1926 March – George Binney – Amundsen’s Polar Flight

    The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society 1926 March – George Binney – Amundsen’s Polar Flight

    A very good copy of The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, March 1926, containing “Amundsen’s Polar Flight: Review” by George Binney.

    Binney reviews the two publications of Amundsen’s Polar flight: My Polar Flight – Roald Amundsen, and Our Polar Flight – Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth, both published in 1925.

    Also in this edition; an essay regarding the inter-relations of East African territories, with accompanying colour map by Maj. A. G. Church; a wonderful examination of the lakes of Scotland and Switzerland by Prof. Leon W. Collet with maps, contours, geographical and mathematical analysis and splendid photographs to accompany the piece.

    $90.00

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