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Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer: Strange, Carolyn & Alison Bashford
Strange, Carolyn & Alison Bashford Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 33 color & 44 bw photos, 23 bw illus, graph, 2 color & 2 bw map, wraps; new #26676 $39.95
Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) was a geographer, anthropologist, and world explorer. He was a classmate of Doug Mawson and student of Professor Edgeworth David. His contacts with these two led to his serving as geologist on Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) where he led the West[read more]

Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott’s Marvel: Strathie, Anne
Strathie, Anne Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott’s Marvel
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 12 color & 24 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26240 $37.95
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the return journey from the South Pole in 1912. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his[read more]

From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War: Strathie, Anne
Strathie, Anne From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 13 color & 37 bw photos, 14 maps, appendices, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26986 $37.95
February 1912: Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates brave storms and ice to bring supplies to Antarctica. They hope to celebrate Captain Scott’s conquest of the South Pole, but are forced by ice to return north before Scott’s party returns. In New Zealand a reporter tells them that Roald Amund[read more]

Stroud, Mike Shadows on the Wasteland: Crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes
1994 Overlook Woodstock 1st, 8vo, pp.182, 29 color photos, map, map eps, black/blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #8508 $19.00
Stroud and Ranulph Fiennes made the 1992/3 first unsupported on-foot crossing of Antarctica, pulling 500 pound sledges from the Filchner Ice Shelf to the Ross Ice Shelf (1,350 miles). Fiennes recounts his story in "Mind Over Matter".[read more]

The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains: Stump, Edmund
Stump, Edmund The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 254, photo frontis, 105 color & 1 bw photos, 2 figures, 33 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25866 $29.95
The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the f[read more]

Glacier Island: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955: Sutton, George
Sutton, George Glacier Island: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955
1957 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, yellow cloth; dj w/ edge tears/wear, taped tear, unclipped, good, cloth rubbed, pencil notation on ffep, very good #10147 $19.00
This five-man expedition was the first to enter the Antarctic regions with mountaineering as its primary objective, climbing in the Allardyce Range in central South Georgia. They made the first ascent of Mt. Brooker (1880m) and attempted Mt. Paget (2935m) and Mt. Sugartop (2325m). Karrow 694, Meadow[read more]

An Alien in Antarctica: Reflections upon Forty Years of Exploration and Research on the Frozen Continent: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles An Alien in Antarctica: Reflections upon Forty Years of Exploration and Research on the Frozen Continent
1997 McDonald & Woodward Blacksburg 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 215, 57 color & 17 b/w photos, 10 maps, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9336 $49.00 $39.00
Swithinbank, an eminent British glaciologist, has had more places named after him than any living explorer. This is a first-person narrative of his experiences, working with the US Antarctic Research Program over a span of 40 years, from digging snow pits and hand coring-holes, dangling from a heli[read more]

Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member
1999 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 260, 99 bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25919 $37.95
In 1948 when Charles Swithinbank was still an undergraduate at Oxford, he applied to join the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition. A year later, he was the youngest member of the expedition as he set out to spend two years in the splendid isolation of Antarctica. This is the human story o[read more]

Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 165, 64 color & 5 bw photos, illus, plan, 4 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25920 $37.95
No stranger to the Antarctic, Charles Swithinbank is the only Briton to have served with the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. From 1963 to 1965 he lived and worked without a break at Russian stations in the far south. The Cold War was in full swing and many of his colleagues assumed he had been sent t[read more]

In the Shadow of Ben Nevis: Sykes, Ian
signedSykes, Ian In the Shadow of Ben Nevis
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 242, 64 color & 2 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27081 $25.95
In 1959, sixteen-year-old Ian ‘Spike’ Sykes left school and, after a short period of work at Leeds University, joined the RAF. Already a keen climber, he signed up on the promise of excitement and adventure and was posted to the remote RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in the north of Scotland. It wa[read more]

S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship: Tarver, Michael C.
Tarver, Michael C. S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship
2006 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 109 bw photos, 2 plans, 3 sketches, 13 maps, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24750 $69.95
The SS Terra Nova, a large and powerful steam whaler, was seconded from the seal fishery in Newfoundland as relief ship for the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904) and for the US Fiala-Ziegler Expedition (1903-1905) Her most famous role was for three years as expedition ship for Capta[read more]

Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin: Taylor, Andrew
Taylor, Andrew Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 6 color & 85 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 plans, 5 maps, green cloth; dj & cloth new #27343 $74.95
Andrew Taylor, the field commander of Operation Tabarin was one of the forgotten heroes of Antarctic exploration. Early in 1944, nine men landed on a tiny, barren island off the west coast of the Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. Armed with only a small assortment of rifles and pistols and with a[read more]

Antarctic Adventure and Research: Taylor, Griffith
Taylor, Griffith Antarctic Adventure and Research
1930 Appleton NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 245, 18 illus, 16 maps, red cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, corners chipped, vg, cloth spine lightly faded, name on title page, fine #26710 $95.00
Taylor served as geologist with Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) and led the Western Journeys. Here he describes the history, climate, geography and resources of the Antarctic regions. AB-USN 17.246, Meadows 209, Renard 1577, Rosove 1318, Spence 1185.[read more]

With Scott: The Silver Lining: Taylor, Griffith
Taylor, Griffith With Scott: The Silver Lining
1916 Smith, Elder London 1st ed, 2nd issue, thick 8vo, pp.iv*-xiv, 464, photo frontis, 61 bw photos, 7 drawings, 105 text illus, 7 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendix, uncut, gilt lettered spine, yellow lettered front w/ Emperor penguin in yellow/black, green cloth; cloth rubbed, bottom spine w/ 2 tears, rear spine edge cracked, name, miss fldg map in back, vg #22507 $1,195.00 $625.00
Taylor served as geologist with Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) and led the Western Journeys. This is the scarcest of the firsthand accounts from this expedition. This 2nd issue is scarcer than the 1st and more desirable as it contains Taylor’s two-page preface, which was inadv[read more]

Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef: Thomson, Alexa
Thomson, Alexa Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef
2005 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.317, map, wraps; new #24159 $17.95
Thomson, a former cook turned web designer, wrangled a job as cook at a seasonal camp in Dronning Maud Land. She describes spending three months, as one of the few women in a male-domiated world, adapting to the harsh environment and creating five-star meals for scientists and explorers.[read more]

Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 27 bw photos, map, wraps; light corner bump, else new #25701 $29.95
In 1957 on the Antarctic Plateau Sir Edmund Hillary raced his expedition leader, Vivian Fuchs, to the South Pole for reasons that were never fully explained. Hillarys spin was that the Pole was there and he had time and fuel to get there first: so he did. Hillary’s actions threw Fuchs’ Trans Antar[read more]

Frank Worsley: Shackleton's Fearless Captain: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Frank Worsley: Shackleton's Fearless Captain
2014 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.216, 5 color & 69 bw photos, 2 color illus, 5 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26827 $47.95
Frank Worsley is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s greatest adventurers, a man regarded by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘one of my heroes’. Born in Akaroa in 1872, he went to sea aged 15 as an apprentice on the sailing ships working between New Zealand and Britain. Worsley became the captain of Sir Ernes[read more]

Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #14809 $29.00
The first biography of Worsley, one of New Zealand’s greatest adventurers and a man regarded by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘one of my heroes’. Born in Akaroa in 1872, he went to sea aged 15 as an apprentice on the sailing ships working between New Zealand and Britain. Worsley became the captain of Sir[read more]

Mostly Mischief: Voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mostly Mischief: Voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic
1966 Hollis & Carter London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 22 bw photos, 4 charts, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj rubbed, spine faded, clipped, vg-, cloth fine #22166 $85.00
This is the fourth of Tilman’s ‘Mischief’ titles. Here he recounts four voyages – Bylot Island (1963), East Greenland (1964, 1965), and Heard Island (1964-5).[read more]

Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56: Trendall, Alec
signedTrendall, Alec Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56
2011 Pvt Pub Australia Ltd ed 200, 4to, pp.216, frontis sketch, 107 color & 6 bw photos, 2 illus, 9 color maps, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth bumped from shipping, else new #25890 $125.00
The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, about 170 kilometres long and up to 30 kilometres wide, lies at the southern end of the Atlantic Ocean, about 2000 kilometres east of Cape Horn. Its icy mountain spine rises nearly 3000 metres out of the ocean, like a misplaced section of the Alps. The is[read more]

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