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  1. SPRY, William James Joseph.

    The cruise of her majesty’s ship “Challenger”. Voyages over many seas, scenes in many lands ......

    London, Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876.

    First edition. A private account, by a lieutenant on board, of the Challenger expedition (1872-76), one of the most ambitious scientific voyages of the 19th century and often considered to mark the birth of oceanography. Among the places visited and described here are the various Atlantic islands, the...


  2. THOMSON, Joseph.

    Travels in the Atlas and southern Morocco. A narrative of exploration.

    London, George Philip & Son, 1889.

    First edition. Thomson had previously undertaken several African expeditions and in 1885 had been awarded the founder’s gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society. ‘On 17 March 1888 Thomson set foot again on his chosen continent. On this occasion he elected to explore, on his own account, the Atlas...


  3. SLEEN, Wicher Gosen Nicholaas van der.

    Four months’ camping in the Himalayas ... Translated by M.W. Hoper.

    London, Philip Allan & Co., 1929.

    First edition in English. An account of a scientific expedition centred on Kangrinboqê Fen (Kailas) in south-western Tibet. ‘The expedition was undertaken from a general interest in this remarkable region on the confines of Thibet, rather than from a mere love of climbing mountains or of revising...


  4. SKJÖLDEBRAND, Anders Fredrik.

    A picturesque journey to the North Cape ... Translated from the French.

    London, for J.M. Richardson, 1813.

    First English edition. The author, a Swedish army officer, narrates his expedition in 1799 with Giuseppe Acerbi to Lapland as far as North Cape, the desolate promontory, well above the Arctic circle, of northernmost Norway.