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The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
Charcot, Jean-Baptiste The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910
1978 Archon Books Hamden facs, 8vo, pp.viii, 315, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 3 drawings, map, blue cloth; dj rubbbed, 2 small edge tears, vg, cloth tight, fine #13718 $79.00
Charcot’s ship ‘Pourquoi-Pas?’ was designed and built to his specifications for his second foray to the Antarctic. They explored the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas, discovered Loubet Land, Marguerite Bay and Charcot Land (now Island), and conducted a comprehensive scientific program which produced[read more]

Towards the South Pole Aboard the “Francais”: The First French Expedition to the Antarctic 1903-1905: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
Charcot, Jean-Baptiste Towards the South Pole Aboard the “Francais”: The First French Expedition to the Antarctic 1903-1905
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.liv, 247, photo frontis, 273 bw photos, plan, drawing, 6 maps, appendix, illus blue-green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #23555 $89.00
The first English translation of Charcot’s first expedition narrative - “Le "Francais" au Pole Sud: Journal de l'Expedition Antarctique Francaise, 1903-05”. Charcot originally intended to head north, but upon hearing there was no word from Nordenskjöld and his ship ‘Antarctic’ Charcot turned his at[read more]

Charles, Graham, et al The Frozen Coast: Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula
2004 US 1st, oblong 4to, pp.120, photo eps, 70 color photos, 4 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24246 $29.95 $15.95
A marvelously illustrated account of the January 2001 journey of three NZ men down the Antarctic Peninsula. This 528 mile expedition was the southernmost sea kayak journey ever attempted, through the freezing waste of ice, rock and ocean that makes this one of the most inhospitable coasts on earth.[read more]

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, frontis, 2 bw fldg pans, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, frontis, 8 bw fldg pans, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map, uncut,; paper spine labels on tan linen spines over blue-gray papered boards; boards of vol I w/ light wear, vol II corners rubbed, small stain bottom both spines, tight, very good #26724 $3,750.00 $2,950.00
The Finest Polar Book Ever Written Long regarded as ‘the’ classic work of Antarctic literature, Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 and the assistant zoologist. In addition to using his own material, he had access to the diaries of Wilson, Bower[read more]

Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service: Church, Ian
Church, Ian Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service
1997 New Zealand 1st, 4to, pp.136, photo frontis, 11 color & 173 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27609 $49.95
A fascinating account of all the ships and expeditions (Borchgrevink, Scott, Byrd, Ellsworth, Swan, and others) which have departed Otago Harbour for the Antarctic from the early days of exploration to the present day, and of the ships which returned to use the port’s first-class repair facilities. [read more]

Mapping Antarctica: A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery: Clancy, Robert, John Manning, & Henk Brolsma
Clancy, Robert, John Manning, & Henk Brolsma Mapping Antarctica: A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 328, 3 color & 9 bw photos, 2 color & 13 bw illus, 100 color & 37 bw maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26593 $59.95
A scholarly work about the discovery and exploration of Antarctica, using contemporary maps from 1570 to 2002, most very rare, to tell the story. They represent all the major events and allow an unusual visual appreciation of change over a relatively short period of time. See also Pederson’s ‘The [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine #23588 $25.00 $22.50
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. 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, photogr[read more]

The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.352, frontis, 118 bw illus, 12 maps, wraps; new #24521 $49.95
The need for polar exploration began in 1492 when, in his search for a route to the Orient, Columbus stumbled into a huge land barrier. By the 16th century, the Royal Navy had begun a series of assaults on the seemingly impregnable frozen Arctic fortress. This first volume covers expeditions from th[read more]

Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers: Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier
New Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.194, 55 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #17477 $35.00 $9.95
Collier visited the camps of Scott and Shackleton over the course of seven trips to the Antarctic. Here he tells in gorgeous photos and vivid prose of how he fell under its spell. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Over the Hills & Far Away: Collister, Rob
Collister, Rob Over the Hills & Far Away
1996 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 190, 26 bw photos, 9 maps, wraps; new #18380 $19.95
Collister presents a variety of mountaineering essays ranging from the Welsh hills to the Antarctic, from the Alps to the Himalaya.[read more]

Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69: Connell, Graeme
signedConnell, Graeme Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69
2011 Canada Ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.290, 46 color & 80 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw map, wraps; signed, new #26995 $37.95
What makes a person pack a bag and head off into the vast white, frozen, inhospitable desert of Antarctica? Is it adventure, tales of heroism and sacrifice, science or simply because it is there? In a mix of nerve-tingling drama, history, anecdote, and the physical and emotional unknown, Connell tal[read more]

Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960: Conrad, L. J.
Conrad, L. J. Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960
1999 Washougal Ltd ed 1000, 4to, pp.xv, 424, gilt lettered blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #16612 $99.95
An important bibliography of Antarctic literature! Includes Author Index, Expedition Leader Index, Entries cross-referenced to Antarctic Bibliography, Headland's Chronological List, Renard's Antarctica Auction Catalog, Spence's Antarctic Miscellany, and Scott Polar Research Institute's Collection Nu[read more]

Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the
Cook, Frederick A. Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole
1900 Doubleday & McClure Co NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxiv, 478, color frontis, 3 color & 125 bw illus, 2 maps, apps, teg, uncut, gilt-letter spine, gilt penguin & Doubleday Page imprint on spine, cover w/ gilt lettering, Belgica in white, penguin in white/black, sun red, turquoise cloth; cloth rubbed, slight pull top of spine, tight, some foxing to eps, very good #26622 $845.00
Cook served as surgeon for Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99). He was highly praised by Roald Amundsen for holding the crew together during the first Antarctic winter encountered by man as their ship “Belgica”, trapped in the ice, drifted for 13 months. “One of the finest and most i[read more]

South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery: Cox, Lynne
Cox, Lynne South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 291, 51 bw photos, 3 bw illus, 2 figures, 2 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25873 $25.95
Cox presents the life and expeditions, both in the Arctic and Antarctic, of Roald Amundsen together with accounts of her swimming the frigid Antarctic waters in Amundsen's wake a century later.[read more]

That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi: Crawford, Janet, ed.
Crawford, Janet, ed. That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi
1998 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 24 color & 31 bw photos, drawings, 2 maps in pocket, appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small corner tears to cover, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ name to ffep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #12826 $75.00
The Southern Cross Expedition, led by Carsten Borchgrevink, was the first to winter over on the Antarctic continent. Crawford, Bernacchi’s grand-daughter, here presents a wonderful book composed of extracts from Bernacchi’s unpublished diaries. With extensive notes, appendices, and previously unpubl[read more]

Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary: Curtis, Con
Curtis, Con Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.309, 17 bw photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27420 $29.95
This honest, terrifying as well as humorous account of travelling and working in the magnificence of Antarctica will allow the reader to visualize and feel the harshness and beauty of the great white continent. The main body of the book is the diary account of a two-person deep field research tri[read more]

The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition: Daly, Regina W.
signedDaly, Regina W. The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
2009 UK signed & numbered ed ltd to 450 copies, 8vo, pp.viii, 360, 1 color illus, 53 bw photos, folding color map in back, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25314 $79.00
Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. Shackleton’s emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Wilson, Markham and others during the planning of the British Antarctic Ex[read more]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins: Davis, Lloyd Spencer
Davis, Lloyd Spencer A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 358, 45 color & 16 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27596 $29.95
George Murray Levick was a physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned in the Antarctic, both on Cape Ader and in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Vi[read more]

'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition: Davis, Pamela B.
Davis, Pamela B. 'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition
Nov 1996 Cambridge Review UK extract, 4to, pp.11, 3 bw illus; photocopied extract in plastic binding, new #25912 $6.95
Their last hope was gone. Inside the tent, Scott composed his final thoughts, 'These rough notes', he wrote, 'and our dead bodies must tell the tale...'. Without his 'rough notes', which are anything but, the story of this heroic struggle for life would be lost. 'These Rough Notes' is a theatrica[read more]

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