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David Spilman Fine Books, ABAA

Exploration, Adventure and History of the World


David Spilman

Member since:




PO Box 577 , Sebastopol, California, 95473, USA

David Spilman Fine Books is an online bookseller specializing in fine books, maps, publications and ephemera related to exploration, adventure and world history, with an emphasis on the Polar Regions, History and the American west. David’s particular interest is in the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration from 1895 to 1920’s. Other areas of interest are in the Arctic exploration, American western expansion, the Gold Rush eras, Cook Expeditions, California, the Pacific Northwest and a little bit of this and that.



David is a member of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America (ABAA) and of the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) currently serving as IOBA Treasurer. He strongly supports the professional development and code of ethics ABAA and IOBA.


David has attended the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminar and courses in Rare Book Schools at the University of Virginia and University of California to develop his continuing bookish education. David and his wife have a small farm and enjoy raising registered Shetland sheep for their high-quality wool.


We are open by appointment only and exhibit at west coast Book Fairs. You can also find us exhibiting at various Virtual Book Fairs. Please check out our website and if you have any questions, please contact us.


Jules Verne Balloon Adventure Rare South African Edition

The Tour of the World in Eighty Days
Jules Verne


Historic Mining Claim Map

Map of the Pioneer and Kennedy Mining Claims
Jackson MG District, Amador County Cala. [Exhibit "A" to Kennedy Mining and Milling Co. v. Argonaut Mining Co., 189 U.S.1 (1903)]


Travel guide across America to Yosemite

The Atlantic to The Pacific
What to See and How to See it
John Erastus Lester
Boston:Shepard and Gill 1873 First Edition


Scripps College Fine Press

Emily K. Brown and Others



All items offered online or in catalogues are subject to prior sale. Trade discount for most items is available and may be limited for consignment items. We accept PayPal, Visa, Master Card and American Express credit cards. We will also accept checks that are cleared prior to shipping or invoice clients known to us. California sales tax will be charged to purchased shipped in California. All books ordered online are returnable for any reason within 14 days of receipt, as long as they are returned in the same condition. Buyer will be responsible for return shipping, unless item is not as described. Please contact us if you are returning the book to let us know or for advise on packing. We will issue a refund to you in the same method as you paid or by check. Shipping is free through USPS media mail to any continental United States address for orders greater than $50. Below $50, Media Mail first item $8, additional items $4. Priority mail and International with insurance at cost. NOTE; Due to the current USPS operations and delivery delays, shipping by media mail is not recommended.





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