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Ice Captain: The Life of J. R. Stenhouse: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Ice Captain: The Life of J. R. Stenhouse
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 238, 21 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25087 $39.95
The first full biography of Commander Joseph Russell Stenhouse, commander of the ‘Aurora’ on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) and the ‘Discovery’ on the National Oceanographic Expedition (1925-27). While Shackleton was beginning his epic with the ‘Endurance’, the ‘Aurora’ [read more]

Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 41 bw photos, fig, plan, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27424 $39.95
Ever since Captain Cook first sailed into the Great Southern Ocean in 1773, mankind has sought to push back the boundaries of Antarctic exploration. The first expeditions tried simply to chart Antarctica’s coastline, but then the Sixth International Geographical Congress of 1895 posed a greater chal[read more]

Shackleton’s Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Shackleton’s Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 35 bw photos, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #25977 $39.95
In November 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton watched horrified as the grinding floes of the Weddell Sea squeezed the life from his ship, Endurance, before letting her slip silently down to her last resting place. Caught in the chaos of splintered wood, buckled metalwork and tangled rigging lay Shackleto[read more]

Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak: Hall, Andy
Hall, Andy Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 252, 19 color photos, sketch, map, white/tan cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26730 $27.00
In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska’s Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking [read more]

Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition: Hall, Captain Charles Francis
Hall, Captain Charles Francis Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition
1970 M. G. Hurtig Edmonton 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.xxiii, 547, color frontis, 3 color & 97 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, red cloth; cloth w/ date/place in pen on ffep, map w/ orig folds & 2” tear, tight, near fine #27463 $29.00 $24.65
From 1860-62, Hall (1821-71), the American polar explorer, embarked in the whaling barque ‘George Henry’ on the first of two voyages to the Canadian Arctic region aimed at investigating the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of 1847. During his time in the Arctic, Hall lived amongst the Inu[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
signedHall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; inscribed, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #27285 $35.00
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller.[read more]

Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest: Hall, Lincoln
Hall, Lincoln Dead Lucky: Life After Death on Mount Everest
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 311, 31 color photos, sketch, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25013 $24.95 $19.95
Hall was one of Australia's best known mountaineers, with a climbing career that spanned three decades, most notably in the Himalaya, Antarctica and the Andes. He had a key role in the first Australian ascent of Everest in 1984, and his account of that expedition, ‘White Limbo’, became a bestseller[read more]

Hall, Lincoln The Loneliest Mountain: The Dramatic Story of the First Expedition to Climb Mt. Minto, Antarctica
1989 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 232, color frontis, 175 color photos, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #6553 $39.00
A beautiful book on the Australian 1988 Bicentennial Antarctic Expedition to climb Mt. Minto located in North Victoria Land. Now out of print.[read more]

Venture to the Arctic: Hamilton, R. A. ed.
Hamilton, R. A. ed. Venture to the Arctic
1958 Penguin Middlesex 1st, small 8vo, pp.xiv, 283, 57 bw photos, 38 figures, wraps; pen number on cover, pages darkened w/ age, vg #18148 $24.00
Account of the British North Greenland Expedition to Dronning Louise Land (1952-54). Only edition. AB 58514.[read more]

Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett: Hanrahan, Maura
Hanrahan, Maura Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett
2018 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #27587 $29.95
In March 1914, two men began a perilous 700-mile walk across the barren ice fields of the Arctic Ocean from Alaska to Siberia on a near-impossible rescue mission - to save the stranded crew and passengers of the ship Karluk, which had been crushed and sunk by ice. One of those making this trek was l[read more]

On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer: Hardie, Norman
signedHardie, Norman On My Own Two Feet: The Life of a Mountaineer
2006 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.323, 39 color & 18 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; signed, fine #24588 $45.00
Norman Hardie is a New Zealand civil engineer who has lived a fascinating life. He paid his way through university by shooting deer in rugged terrain. After graduating he worked on hydro-electric projects among the mountains and, with a strong group of friends, made many first ascents on major summi[read more]

Distant Snows: A Mountaineer’s Odyssey: Harding, John
signedHarding, John Distant Snows: A Mountaineer’s Odyssey
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 338, 65 color & 62 bw photos, 15 color maps, map ep, red cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #27199 $39.95
Harding recollects his worldwide adventures spanning sixty years across Europe, Iran, East Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Arctic. He climbed many classic peaks including Mont Blanc, Mount Kenya, and Mount Cook, explored obscure ranges, and pioneered ski mountaineering expeditions in Tu[read more]

Richard Harrington’s Antarctic: Harrington, Richard
Harrington, Richard Richard Harrington’s Antarctic
1976 Alaska Northwest Pub Co Anchorage 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.104, photo frontis, 194 color & 2 bw photos, 9 illus, 5 color maps (1 fldg), wraps; very good #27620 $5.95
Canadian writer-photographer Richard Harrington has made three journeys to the Antarctic and spent many hours in such spots as the Adelie penguin colony. He and his wife Lyn have for years formed Canada’s top team in professional writing and photography, averaging a book a year about travels far fro[read more]

What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell’s Antarctic Legacy: Harrowfield, David
signedHarrowfield, David What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell’s Antarctic Legacy
2013 Pvt Pub NZ Ltd ed 450, 8vo, pp.124, photo frontis, 15 color & 33 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26489 $69.00
Pennell served as navigator and captain during Capt. Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) aboard the Terra Nova. Harrowfield’s book commemorates the centenary of the death of Captain Scott and his party on return from the South Pole in 1912 along with the mysterious arrival during [read more]

Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World: Hatfield, Philip J.
Hatfield, Philip J. Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World
2016 Canada 1st, 4to, pp.256, 13 color & 41 bw photos, 46 color & 60 bw illus, 18 color & 18 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27193 $44.95
The 2014 discovery of HMS Erebus - a ship lost during Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition to find the NW Passage - reignited popular, economic, and political interest in the Arctic’s exploration, history, anthropology, and historical geography. Hatfield investigates the allure of the North through t[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryHauser, Günter White Mountain and Tawny Plain
1961 Allen & Unwin London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, green cloth; dj pulled top spine, else fine, cloth w/ Margaret Prouty & AAC/Robert Prouty bookplates, fine #24869 $45.00 $40.50
Account of the 1957 German expedition which made the first complete ascent of Alpamayo (6100m); long regarded as one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The first ascent had been claimed by the 1951 Franco-Belgian expedition, see Kogan’s ‘The Ascent of Alpamayo’, but they only reached the[read more]

The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner “United States”: Hayes, Dr. I. I.
Hayes, Dr. I. I. The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner “United States”
1867 Hurd & Houghton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 454, frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 (of 6) illus, 30 tail pieces, 3 color maps, brick-red beveled cloth; cloth w/ split/wear bottom spine, small bookplate on front pastedown, 1 prelim page loose, tight, vg #27464 $39.00
Hayes (1832-1881) was an American Arctic explorer, physician, and politician. His first Arctic expedition came as ship’s surgeon for Elisha Kane’s Second Grinnell Expedition (1853-55) in search of sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. Hayes’ second expedition, led by him and the subject of this da[read more]

Antarctica: A Treatise on the Southern Continent Prospectus: Hayes, J. Gordon
Hayes, J. Gordon Antarctica: A Treatise on the Southern Continent Prospectus
[1928] Richards Press London 8vo, pp.4, wraps; fine #26190 $45.00
The original prospectus for Hayes’ book ‘Antarctica: A Treatise on the Southern Continent’. This 4-page prospectus describes Hayes’ book together with the Contents, early press notes, and an order form. A nice piece of ephemera to go with this classic book.[read more]

The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931: Hayes, J. Gordon
Hayes, J. Gordon The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931
1933 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 8 schedules/lists, 11 charts/diag, appendices, green cloth; cloth spine faded, name, pencil notations on rep, very good #26785 $39.00 $29.75
A review and commentary on the state of Antarctic exploration. Hayes consulted many of the living Antarctic authorities and explorers of the day, including H. R. Mill, who wrote the introduction, and J. M. Wordie. Uncommon. Conrad p.2, Karrow 315, Renard 676, Rosove165.A2, Spence 576. To see a[read more]

Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge: Heacox, Kim
Heacox, Kim Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.216, photo frontis, 100 color & bw photos, 10 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #16977 $35.00 $29.00
A nice photobiography of Shackleton using excerpt’s from the crew’s diaries and letters along with superb photographs. Some of this material has not previously been published.[read more]

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