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Aurora Australis: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry Aurora Australis
1988 SeTo Auckland Ltd ed #161/375, 8vo, [pp.212], 11 plates, uncut, blind-stamped leather spine, wooden boards stencilled "U L I E N N E S O U P, with pamphlet, 8vo, [pp.24], 11 bw photos, wraps, with plywood box w/ green cord ties; cords to box frayed, faint scuff line across leather spine, else fine #27461 $1,750.00
A Facsimile of the Rarest of Antarctic Books A fine facsimile reproduction of the first book printed and bound in the Antarctic during Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09). To keep his men occupied during the dark winter months in the Cape Royds hut, Shackleton asked for written st[read more]

South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
New Shackleton, Ernest Henry South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
2019 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp., 51 color & 155 bw photos, 13 color & 5 bw illus, 2 plans, 4 maps, appendices, wraps; new #27669 $24.95
This is Shackleton’s own account of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a historic first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Their fight for survival in the Weddell Sea, following the sinking of their ship “Endurance” is a classic tale. This includes not only the accou[read more]

The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]: Shirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata)
signedShirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata) The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.414, 3 color & 71 bw photos, 4 color & 33 bw illus, 2 color maps, appendicies, red cloth; signed Shibata, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25896 $74.95
Now translated for the first time into English, this is often called the ‘official account’ of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition (JAE) 1910-12. The JAE, under the leadership of army lieutenant Nobu Shirase was the first exploration of Antarctic territory by Japan. After initial scepticism about th[read more]

Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths: Skarung, Per
Skarung, Per Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths
2015 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.109, 11 color & 50 bw photos, 7 bw illus, color map, wraps; new #27559 $24.95
Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen were both experienced expedition leaders with almost identical challenges when they both left for Antarctica in 1910. They established their respective bases in the Bay of Whales and the McMurdo Sound preparing for the final journey to the South Pole in January[read more]

The Life and Adventures of William Lashly: Skinner, George & Valerie
signedSkinner, George & Valerie The Life and Adventures of William Lashly
2013 UK Ltd ed 200, small 8vo, pp.56, 25 bw photos, map, wraps; signed by both authors, new #26575 $11.95
Lashly was born in the Hampshire village of Hambledon on Christmas Day 1867. He left the village school when he was a little over 11 years old and at 21 joined the Royal Navy. By the age of 52 he had served as Stoker on six Naval warships, including HMS Irresistible where he survived when it was min[read more]

Great Endeavour: Ireland's Antarctic Explorers: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Great Endeavour: Ireland's Antarctic Explorers
2010 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 255, photo frontis, 44 color & 81 bw photos, 1 color & 7 bw illus, 14 color maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25609 $53.95
This is the first single volume to salute Ireland’s unique link with Antarctic discovery, spanning 200 years of daring exploits in the frozen wastes. It includes many previously unknown stories and photographs of early explorers and discloses why so many Irish heroes, caught up in Ireland’s fight f[read more]

I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy
2002 UK 2nd, 8vo, pp.301, 37 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23618 $39.95
On January 18th, 1912 ‘Titus’ Oates, together with Captain Scott, ‘Birdie’ Bowers, ‘Teddy’ Evans, and ‘Bill’ Wilson reached the South Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen had beaten them in their quest. They then turned their backs on the Pole and began the arduous return journey to Cape Evans an[read more]

Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer: Smith, Michael
signedSmith, Michael Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
2014 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 443, 50 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26819 $39.95
Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, a tenacious and charismatic personality who became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background with a[read more]

Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic
2004 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 371, 48 bw photos, 11 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23574 $49.95
Sir James Mann Wordie, (1889-1962), was the elder statesman of polar exploration the link between the heroic Edwardian Age of Shackleton and Scott and the mechanised modern era which opened up Antarctica and the Arctic. The remarkable life of one of Scotland's greatest heroes remains surprisingly [read more]

Tom Crean: An Illustrated Life – Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Tom Crean: An Illustrated Life – Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions
2006 Ireland 1st, 4to, pp.x, 193, photo frontis, 30 color & 169 bw photos, 3 drawings, 9 color & 1 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24566 $47.95
Smith has produced yet another wonderful book – this, a pictorial biography, celebrates the life of Tom Crean, a great Irish hero of Antarctic exploration. His adventures on the ice are captured in photographs taken under the most difficult conditions. These are now assembled for the first time wi[read more]

Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions: Smith, Michael
New Smith, Michael Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions
2001 US 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ slight stain top edge, tight, fine #21231 $24.95 $17.95
This is the first book to focus on the life of Tom Crean and his work during the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. He was a member of both of Robert Scott’s expeditions and made his third trip on Ernest Shackleton’s fateful ‘Endurance’ expedition. He spent more time on the ice than either Scott[read more]

Antarctica: The Impossible Crossing?: Somers, Geoff
Somers, Geoff Antarctica: The Impossible Crossing?
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 276, photo frontis, 77 color & 1 bw photos, 41 illus, 1 color & 3 bw maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27515 $34.95
In 1989-90 the International Trans-Antarctic Expedition (ITAE) consisting of six men, from six countries, 36 huskies, and 20 tons of food and gear crossed the continent (3,741 miles) via its greatest axis in 220 days. This was the longest and first on-foot crossing of the continent which focused att[read more]

Antarctic Miscellany: Books, Periodicals & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of the Antarctic: Spence, Sydney A.
Spence, Sydney A. Antarctic Miscellany: Books, Periodicals & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of the Antarctic
1980 Simper Surrey 2nd, ltd ed 1000, 8vo, pp.xi, 220, 9 illustrations, green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #9315 $59.00
A valuable reference for Antarctic material listing over 3000 items. This is one of the most commonly referenced bibliographies.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica: Stackpole, Edouard A.
Stackpole, Edouard A. The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica
Nov 1955 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic, CT 1st, 8vo, pp.86, 5 plates, 9 sketches/maps, loose fldg map, gray wraps; light wear, very good #26708 $29.00 $7.65
‘A discussion of some of the lesser known sealing voyages of the early 1820s.’ – Rosove. With the often-missing separate folding map titled ‘Shetlands du Sud et Coté de l’Antarctide Sud-Américaine. 2me Expédition Antarctique Française (1908-1910)’ depicting the South Shetlands and the tip of Palmer [read more]

Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58: Stephenson, Jon
Stephenson, Jon Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58
2009 Australia 1st, 4to, pp.192, color frontis, 60 color & 12 bw photos, 7 figs, 32 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25648 $49.95
Stephenson was a geologist on the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1957-58 which, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. He tells the story of the expedition, from its conception to its aftermath, and captures the spirit,[read more]

An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee
2015 NH Ltd ed, 4to, pp.38, 1 color & 12 bw photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, sketch, wraps; new #26949 $29.95
Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015. This includes a listing of those in attendance, the evenings’ programs, food and drink consumed, much about the Discovery, biographies of the ships’ men, particulars on the National Antarctic Expedition, the ship’s c[read more]

Scotland and the Antarctic: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert Scotland and the Antarctic
2015 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.13, wraps; new #26950 $19.95
Primarily a listing of 182 Antarctic explorers and travelers born in Scotland, with brief summaries of their expedition and position. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015.[read more]

Some Irish Antarcticans: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert Some Irish Antarcticans
2019 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, [pp.3], wraps; new #27629 $15.95
This is a work-in-progress listing of 55 Irish-born Antarctic explorers and travelers, from 1772 to 2008, indicating their expeditions, position, and place of birth. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.4 held in Ireland in 2019.[read more]

Stobart, Tom I Take Pictures for Adventure
1958 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 68 bw photos, tan/black cloth; dj rubbed, dampstain on back, vg-, cloth w/ small stain on back, couple of tape marks on eps, vg+. #10139 $15.00
Stobart was the film photographer on the 1953 Everest expedition, as well as in Antarctica, Africa and Australia. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S169, SB S52, Yak S360.[read more]

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