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Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean - With Scott in the Antarctic: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean - With Scott in the Antarctic
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.279, map, appendices, wraps; signed, new #25868 $19.95
There are more famous names than Tom Crean’s from the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration, but there are few stories as compelling as his. The Antarctic is a harsh place of bitter cold and darkness, where only the strong and resourceful can hope to survive. Crean was such a man. Time and again he [read more]

Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage: Hoadley, Jack A.
Hoadley, Jack A. Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage
2010 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 460, 56 bw photos, plan, map, wraps; new #26990 $29.95
This fascinating biography of an inspiring and inspired Australian has been researched by his son Jack Hoadley, who was seeking the father he lost when only thirteen years of age. He unfolds the story of a man of enormous fortitude, energy, compassion and wisdom who changed the lives of countless pe[read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
signedHobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 14 bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, blue dec gray/blue pebbled cloth; inscribed, cloth lightly faded on spine, tight, fine #27415 $295.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
Hobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 8vo, pp.334, 6 (of 14) bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, plain green cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, very good #26923 $95.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

The Challenge of Antarctica: Honnywill, Eleanor
Honnywill, Eleanor The Challenge of Antarctica
1984 Nelson Shropshire new ed, small 8vo, pp.127, 36 illus, 7 maps, green cloth; dj w/ some spotting on inside, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #9183 $9.00
History of Antarctic exploration thru 1983. See Spence 603.[read more]

The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes: Hooper, Meredith
Hooper, Meredith The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 358, 31 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25513 $39.95
Hooper uses diaries, journals and letters held at Scott Polar Research Institute and the Mawson Archives to the tell the often overlooked story of Captain Scott’s six-man Northern (Eastern) Party which was charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. They spent over a year in the field[read more]

Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad: Howard, Tony
signedHoward, Tony Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad
2019 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.x, 425, 103 color & 12 bw photos, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27531 $59.95
Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, ‘One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers’. Tony went on to design the modern sit harness, now[read more]

In the Teeth of the Wind: South Through the Pole: Hubert, Alain, Dixie Dansercoer & Michel Brent
Hubert, Alain, Dixie Dansercoer & Michel Brent In the Teeth of the Wind: South Through the Pole
2001 UK 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 210, 96 color & 1 bw photos, 2 color illus, map, appendices, blue-green cloth; dj & cloth new. #22298 $45.00 $40.50
A very nicely done English translation that details the 1997-98 crossing of Antarctica by Belgium's Alain Hubert and Dixie Dansercoer. The pair ski-sailed across the continent from the coast of Dronning Maud Land to Ross Island via the South Pole. Their 3,924-km journey lasted 99 days during which[read more]

Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxxii, 588, 34 bw photos, 13 maps, wraps; new #17326 $14.95 $11.95
Huntford's classic work contrasts the differing styles of Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in their epic, and tragic, race to be the first to the South Pole. This was orignially titled 'Scott and Amundsen'. To see all of our Sale Ite[read more]

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster
Image size 25.5” x 17”, Poster size 27” x 19.5”, text states “Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Endurance beset in ice, Weddell Sea, April 1915”, black & white w/ black margins, thick paper stock; new #21117 $19.95 $16.95
Another great image of Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ prior to its sinking in the Weddell Sea. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terri[read more]

Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey Poster
Image 27"x17.75”, Poster 27”x19.5”, text states “Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey The James Caird is launched from Cape Wild, Elephant Island to begin the desperate 800-mile journey to South Georgia”, b/w w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22528 $19.95 $16.95
This famous image shows Sir Ernest Shackleton and a portion of the crew of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launching their lifeboat James Caird from Elephant Island. Their journey to South Georgia was a marvelous feat of open ocean navigation. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and[read more]

Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Poster
Image size 17.25” x 22.75”, Poster size 19” x 27”, text states “Sir Ernest H. Shackleton ‘Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour’”, sepia toned w/ cream-colored margins, thick paper stock; new #21118 $19.95 $16.95
This is a classic portrait image of Sir Ernest H. Shackleton, leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived th[read more]

South with Shackleton: Hussey, Dr. L. D. A.
Hussey, Dr. L. D. A. South with Shackleton
1949 Sampson Low London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 182, frontis illus, 17 illus, appendix, map eps, light greenish gray cloth; dj is facsimile of vg dj, cloth rubbed, hinges weak, vg #27621 $225.00
Leonard Hussey (1891-1964) served with Sir Ernest Shackleton on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), in the Endurance, and the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition (1921-22), in the Quest. The bulk of Hussey’s account deals with his experiences on the Endurance expedition. He provide[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
2008 Australia 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 83 bw photos, 35 illus, 8 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25424 $26.95
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – he was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditio[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
1988 Unwin & Hyman London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 84 bw photos, 1 plan, 34 illus, 8 maps, appendices, page ribbon, gilt lettered spine, black papered boards; dj fine, cloth fine #25647 $149.00
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – he was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditio[read more]

Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Bases: Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Bases: Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf
2010 Australia 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.72, 52 color & 67 bw photos, 2 maps, photo ep, wraps; new #25676 $49.00
A nicely produced book documenting the various huts at Mawson’s three Antarctic bases established during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14). Mawson's team established three bases – Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf. The main one was built at Cape Denison[read more]

Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration
2018 UK 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.71, 55 bw photos, figs, wraps; new #27427 $23.95
This is a fascinating account of the development of the use of huskies who first stepped ashore in Antarctica on February 17, 1899 and left their paw marks on the ice for the very last time 95 years later in 1994. It includes the history of huskies used by Australian Douglas Mawson, Norwegian explor[read more]

Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition: Jensen, David
signedJensen, David Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition
2015 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.184, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 5 plans, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #26981 $39.95
In 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson left Hobart on the Aurora, headed for Antarctica. Much is known about Mawson and tales of his exploits are often retold. But Mawson did not go alone. What of the men who set off with him and without whom he could have achieved little?[read more]

Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram: Johnson, Charles W.
Johnson, Charles W. Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
2014 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.xiv, 318, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, 3 figures, 4 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26866 $34.95
In the golden age of polar exploration (from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s), many an expedition set out to answer the big question - was the Arctic a continent, an open ocean beyond a barrier of ice, or an ocean covered with ice? The ice had kept its secret well; ships trying to penetrate, like t[read more]

Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer: Jones, Aubrey
Jones, Aubrey Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 209, 47 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25961 $37.95
Koettlitz, a British physician, was a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97) to Franz Josef Land serving as both physician and geologist. During this expedition he fine-tuned his measures to prevent scurvy, became an experienced ski runner, dog and pony handler, and expert in polar s[read more]

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