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Heyerdahl, Thor

Published by Theodore Brun, London (1817)

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Item Description: Theodore Brun, London, 1817. Leather. Book Condition: Fine. Limited Edition. London: Theodore Brun, for Editions de Luxe Ltd, the Collector's Book Club, 1950. 8vo. Copy 127 of 350 copies. 235pp. SIGNED by Heyerdahl. Photo plates. Bound in red pigskin, gilt titles and decorations. Ownership signature of Victor Odlum. Near fine. An expedition fraught with challenges and setbacks, with a successful outcome demonstrating the possibility that the indigenous people of South America, particularly those of Peru, could have travelled to and settled Polynesia. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2649

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KON-TIKI. A Special Rand McNally Color Edition: Heyerdahl, Thor

Heyerdahl, Thor

Published by Rand McNally, Chicago (1960)

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Item Description: Rand McNally, Chicago, 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good+ condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good+ condition (DJ). First Edition. 165 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding with minimal shelfwear, and minor sunning. The unclipped dustjacket has minor rubbing and shelfwear; protected in archival mylar. Illustrated by numerous colorized black-and-white photographs and reproductions of color paintings by William Neebe which are mostly based on photographs. Signed and with a lengthy inscription on the half title page in the year of publication "To my very good friend Ben in appreciation of a wonderful time we have spent together in the years that have past since the first issue of this text, from [signed] Thor Heyerdahl 11-14-1960." Endpapers are illustrated. First edition with "A" on the copyright page. Size: Quarto (4to). Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 018023

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KON-TIKI. Across the Pacific by Raft. Signed: Heyerdahl, Thor

Heyerdahl, Thor

Published by Rand McNally, Chicago (1950)

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Item Description: Rand McNally, Chicago, 1950. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very good condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very good- condition (DJ). First Edition. 304 pages of text including an index. Hardcover binding with minimal shelfwear, and a large dark spot of discoloration that affects the bottom of the spine. The unclipped dustjacket has two large chips and is slightly sunned on the spine, with numerous small tears and overall shelfworn; protected in archival mylar. Illustrated by numerous black and white photographs. Signed and with a lengthy inscription on the half title page that takes up the entire page "To my dear friend Ben in full appreciation of the grand job you have done for this book, and in memory of all the pleasant moments we spent together in promoting it! With all best wishes from [signed] Thor Chicago 12/7 1950." Endpapers are map-illustrated. Minor ink smudging on the back of the inscribed page. First edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 016920

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Heyerdahl, Thor

Published by Rand McNally & Company, New York (1950)

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Item Description: Rand McNally & Company, New York, 1950. First American edition of the explorer's classic first book. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated throughout. Signed by Thor Heyerdahl on the title page. Fine in a very good jacket that shows some rubbing to the crown of the spine. Rare signed. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a raft built from balsa wood, bamboo, and hemp. After three months and 4,300 nautical miles on the open sea they sighted land—the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.The Kon-Tiki has been translated into sixty-five languages and has sold millions of copies. It is the basis for the 2012 Norwegian film directed by Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg, and was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe. Bookseller Inventory # 16010

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EXPEDITION KON-TIKI [The Kon-Tiki Expedition]: Heyerdahl, Thor

Heyerdahl, Thor

Published by Stockholm: Forum. (1949)

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Item Description: Stockholm: Forum., 1949. First Swedish edition. Inscribed by the author and members of the expedition. Presentation binding [for the publisher] of coarse beige and brown flecked cloth, with titles in gilt on leather labels at the head of the brown cloth spine. The original pictorial wrappers bound in at the front and rear. Photographically illustrated throughout. A lovely near fine copy, the binding square and firm, the contents clean throughout. Rare in multi-signed state and with an excellent association. Enthusiastically inscribed in verse by the author Thor Heyerdahl and expedition members Erik Hesselberg (with an original drawing), Knut Haugland (with an original drawing), Torstein Raaby and Herman Watzingerand on the half title. The recipient was Adam Helms, the head and founder of the publisher. The English translation was published the following year in 1950 and the book became a best-seller worldwide. The film of the expedition "Kon-Tiki", directed by Thor Heyerdahl won the 1951 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers. Bookseller Inventory # 13673

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