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Rediscovery Books is dedicated to bringing old books back to life. By combining our unique skills with the latest advances in technology, we are able to bring the wealth of knowledge and experience from times past back into affordable print. Our initial publications are from a series that is being created from the archives of the Royal Geographical Society and the Institute of British Geographers and which provides a fantastic insight into the lives of travellers and the people and places they visited throughout the world in a previous era.
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TESTAROSSA
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TESTAROSSA
Product Code: 10338

From the Archives of the Royal Geographical Society

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Golden Chersonese and the way tither
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Golden Chersonese and the way tither
Product Code: 9767

A delightful description of her travels in Malaya and China in the 1880s by that intrepid lady Isabella L. Bird, first female member of the Royal Geographical Society and doyenne of all women travel writers.

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Reconnoitring in Abyssinia: A narrative of the proceedings of the reconnoitring party, prior to the arrival of the main body of The Expeditionary Field Force
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Reconnoitring in Abyssinia: A narrative of the proceedings of the reconnoitring party, prior to the arrival of the main body of The Expeditionary Field Force
Product Code: 9790

In 1867 the British Government resolved to invade Abyssinia to remedy the embarrassment caused by the imprisonment of the British Consul in the fortress of Magdala by the Christian King Theodorous. Prior to the main Expeditionary Force led by Sir Robert Napier, a small reconnoitring party command...

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Through Masai Land: a journey of exploration among the snowclad volcanic mountains and strange tribes of equatorial africa
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Through Masai Land: a journey of exploration among the snowclad volcanic mountains and strange tribes of equatorial africa
Product Code: 9789

Whilst still only in his mid-twenties, this was the third trip to Africa by Joseph Thomson who, following his previous expeditions, had been selected by the Royal Geographical Society for the purpose of 'ascertaining if a practicable direct route for European travellers exists through the Masai c...

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Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808
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Travelling sketches in Russia and Sweden during the years 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808
Product Code: 9787

In this two volume set, bound as one, Robert Ker Porter writes an extensive series of letters covering his travels through these countries in the years 1805 to 1808. Following his training at the Royal Academy he gained a reputation for his paintings which included scenes of battle including Seri...

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White Sea Peninsula, a journey in Russian Lapland and Karelia
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White Sea Peninsula, a journey in Russian Lapland and Karelia
Product Code: 9788

An appealing description by Edward Rae of his expedition through the White Sea Peninsula and 'the incessant impediments and frequent risks' inherent in such travel in the Arctic region during this period. Including many fine woodcuts and etchings, this book, first published in 1881, is a delightf...

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NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO EXPLORE THE RIVER ZAIRE, USUALLY CALLED THE CONGO, IN 1816
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NARRATIVE OF AN EXPEDITION TO EXPLORE THE RIVER ZAIRE, USUALLY CALLED THE CONGO, IN 1816
Product Code: 9200

Official narrative of an 1816 British expedition up the Zaire (Congo) river from the journal of the expedition leader, Capt. JK Tuckey, who died soon after ill-health and impassable cataracts forced him to turn back.

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NARRATIVE OF EVENTS IN BORNEO AND CELEBES, down to the occupation of Labuan: from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq., Rajah of Sarawak, and Governor of Labuan
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NARRATIVE OF EVENTS IN BORNEO AND CELEBES, down to the occupation of Labuan: from the Journals of James Brooke, Esq., Rajah of Sarawak, and Governor of Labuan
Product Code: 9204

A two-volume 1848 edition of the journals of James Brooke, Rajah of Sarawak who built and ruled a personal empire in the East Indies ( today's Indonesia). A full and frank self-portrait of a famous figure from the heroic days of 19th century Empire-building.

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ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY TO THE COURT OF THE TESHOO LAMA IN TIBET; containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan, and a part of Tibet
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ACCOUNT OF AN EMBASSY TO THE COURT OF THE TESHOO LAMA IN TIBET; containing a narrative of a journey through Bootan, and a part of Tibet
Product Code: 9211

In 1774 the Teshoo Lama, Regent of Tibet and Guardian to the infant Dalai Lama, received a deputation from the Governor of Bengal, headed by Mr George Bogle, with whom the Teshoo Lama was much taken. This warm relationship led in 1779 to an invitation from the Teshoo Lama to join him in Pekin whe...

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COOMASSIE AND MAGDALA: The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa
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COOMASSIE AND MAGDALA: The Story of Two British Campaigns in Africa
Product Code: 9205

A classic account by the journalist turned explorer H.M. Stanley of two mid 19th century African campaigns, conducted in Ethiopia and West Africa. Profusely illustrated with maps and plates.

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