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A Journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken by Order of the Hudson’s Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772: Hearne, Samuel
Hearne, Samuel A Journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken by Order of the Hudson’s Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772
1795 Strathan & Caddell London 1st, 4to, pp.xliv, errata pg, 458, large fldg frontis map, 4 fldg plates, 4 fldg maps/plans, gilt-lettered red title patch, raised bands, modern ¼ brown calf & paper boards; rebound, new eps, clean w/ wide margins, fldg maps/plates w/ no tears, tight, internally crisp & fine #26727 $4,900.00
Hearne was an English explorer, fur-trader, author, and naturalist. He was the first European to make an overland excursion across northern Canada to the Arctic Ocean. Published three years after his death, Hearne’s journals record three journeys. His first expedition, in November 1769, lasted only [read more]

Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration: Heggie, Vanessa
Heggie, Vanessa Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 10 bw photos, 3 bw illus, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27585 $39.95
During the long twentieth century, explorers went in unprecedented numbers to the hottest, coldest, and highest points on the globe. Taking us from the Himalaya to Antarctica and beyond, Heggie presents the first history of extreme physiology, the study of the human body at its physical limits. Each[read more]

The Arctic Problem and Narrative of the Peary Relief Expedition: Heilprin, Angelo
Heilprin, Angelo The Arctic Problem and Narrative of the Peary Relief Expedition
1893 Contemporary Pub Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.165, frontis, 14 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, small dot to spine, front hinge separated, 1 plate separated, good+ #26715 $29.00
Heilprin was was a member of Robert Peary’s Greenland expedition of 1891-92, leading the Western Expedition component. The following year he led the Peary Relief Expedition (1891-92). He was also the first president of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia and a founding member of the American Al[read more]

The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton, and Antarctic Photography: Hempleman-Adams, David, et al
Hempleman-Adams, David, et al The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton, and Antarctic Photography
2009 US 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 36 color & 144 bw/carbon/silver photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 color maps, photo eps, appendices, red cloth; dj & cloth new #25414 $47.50
A wonderful, large-format, treasure-trove of photos, some never reproduced before in book form, from the two greatest Antarctic expeditions. The amazing photos taken by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, during Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) and Shackleton’s Imperial Transantarctic E[read more]

The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica: Henry, Thomas R.
Henry, Thomas R. The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica
1950 Sloane NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xii, 257, map, white/blue cloth; cloth rubbed, name, vg- #9169 $5.00
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Henry, Thomas R. The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica
1950 Sloane NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xii, 257, map, white/blue cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth near fine #9168 $9.00 $7.20
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Henson’s Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World’s Greatest Black Explorers: Henson, Matthew A.
Henson, Matthew A. Henson’s Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World’s Greatest Black Explorers
2009 US 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.232, 12 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25256 $19.95 $9.95
This is a 100th Anniversary reprinting of Henson’s scarce book ‘A Negro Explorer at the North Pole’ which relates his account of reaching the North Pole with Admiral Peary in 1909. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

In Search of the South Pole: Herbert, Kari & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Kari & Huw Lewis-Jones In Search of the South Pole
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 46 color & 65 bw photos, 29 color & 2 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25923 $29.95
On the Centenary of the Amundsen-Scott race to the South Pole, this book traces our search for the Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica’s icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times. In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals [read more]

Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers: Herbert, Kari.
Herbert, Kari. Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers
2012 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.347, 19 bw photos, 5 bw illus, wraps; new #26228 $18.95
Polar explorers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras were superstars in their day. Exploration was a male domain, and most women encountered the wilder parts of the world second-hand. But a handful struck off on a bold path in pursuit of broader horizons by becoming “polar wives”. In her portraits[read more]

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey: Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey
2015 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 85 color & 68 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ slight rubbing, else dj & cloth new #26965 $49.95
On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land in Spitsbergen, having attained the North Pole and [read more]

When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903: Hermelo, Ricardo S., José M. Sobral, & Felipe Fliess. (Gricelda & Lawrence Perales, trans; Michael H. Rosove, ed.)
signedHermelo, Ricardo S., José M. Sobral, & Felipe Fliess. (Gricelda & Lawrence Perales, trans; Michael H. Rosove, ed.) When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903
2004 US 1st English translation, ltd ed 250, 4to, pp.xi, 24, color frontis, 2 bw photos, appendices, quarter violet-blue cloth, boards covered w/ handmade marbled paper in violet, green-gray, & buff, paper spine label, acid-free materials; signed Rosove, issued w/o dj, cloth new #23811 $79.00
Most Antarctic polar buffs are familiar with the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4 under the leadership of Otto Nordenskjöld, but because all of the primary sources are in Spanish and Swedish few are familiar with the interesting homeward-bound journey aboard the Argentinean relief vessel Urugu[read more]

Cold: Sailing to Antarctica: Heslenfeld, Thijs
signedHeslenfeld, Thijs Cold: Sailing to Antarctica
2010 Netherlands 2nd imp, 4to, pp.164, 128 color photos, map, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25491 $69.00
Heslenfeld’s marvelous photo book depicts the Antarctic continent as seen during two voyages. Unlike most current voyages to the continent via cruise ship, Heslenfeld journeyed on the Dutch barque ‘Europa’, a beautiful three-masted barque built in 1911. The photos depict not only the ship itself b[read more]

Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image: Heuer, Christopher P.
Heuer, Christopher P. Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.262, 26 bw photos, 44 illus, 3 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27592 $32.95
European narratives of the Atlantic New World tell stories of people and things: strange flora, wondrous animals, sun-drenched populations for Europeans to mythologize or exploit. Yet between 1500 and 1700 one region upended all of these conventions in travel writing, science, and, most unexpectedly[read more]

The Long Haul: Hibbert, Alex
Hibbert, Alex The Long Haul
2009 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 219, 27 color & 1 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; corners bumped from shipping, else new #25840 $21.95
On July 16, 2008, Alex Hibbert and George Bullard reached the Arctic coast of Greenland. Starved and dizzy, they had man-hauled 430lb sledges for eighteen weeks across 1374 miles in unbroken steps, further than any previous unsupported polar expedition in history. This is Alex's story of mental per[read more]

View from the Summit: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund View from the Summit
1999 Easton Press Norwalk 1st thus Collector’s Ed, 8vo, pp.309, photos, map, silk page ribbon, silk eps, aeg, full leather binding; signed on signature page, issued w/o dj, new, shrinkwrapped, boxed #26101 $135.00
Hillary’s autobiography includes not only his early climbs but also after climbing Everest and crossing Antarctica. This is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing the human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. Note: Scanning artifac[read more]

View from the Summit: Hillary, Edmund
signedHillary, Edmund View from the Summit
1999 Doubleday London 1st, 8vo, pp.310, 64 color & 22 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, grey cloth; signed on blank bookplate pasted to half-title, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #17747 $149.00
Hillary’s autobiography includes not only his early climbs but also after climbing Everest and crossing Antarctica. This is a thoughtful and honest reappraisal of a life spent pushing the human ability to its limits and relishing the challenges thrown down by the elements. This first UK hardcover [read more]

Ascent: Two Lives Explored The Autobiographies of ....: Hillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary
New signedHillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary Ascent: Two Lives Explored The Autobiographies of ....
1986 Doubleday Garden City 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 18 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, dj lightly rubbed bottom back edge, unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9767 $95.00 $75.00
Ed discusses adventures in Antarctica, Nepal and Tibet. Peter describes growing up in the family and his attempt on Lhotse, via the Western Cwm, with the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition and the Burgesses. This is the US edition of “Two Generations”. Neate H86, SB H20. To see all of our Sale I[read more]

Two Generations: Hillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary
signedHillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary Two Generations
1984 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 31 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #9766 $95.00
Ed discusses adventures in Antarctica, Nepal and Tibet. Peter describes growing up in the family and his attempt on Lhotse, via the Western Cwm, with the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition and the Burgesses. The UK edition of “Ascent”. Neate H86, SB H20.[read more]

Two Generations: Hillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary
signedHillary, Edmund & Peter Hillary Two Generations
1984 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 31 color photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #24708 $95.00
Ed discusses adventures in Antarctica, Nepal and Tibet. Peter describes growing up in the family and his attempt on Lhotse, via the Western Cwm, with the 1982 Canadian Everest Expedition and the Burgesses. The UK edition of “Ascent”. Neate H86, SB H20.[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
signedHillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27349 $39.00
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expediti[read more]

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