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Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Huston, dj & cloth new #26445 $49.00 $35.00
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
1988 Unwin & Hyman London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 84 bw photos, 1 plan, 34 illus, 8 maps, appendices, page ribbon, gilt lettered spine, black papered boards; dj fine, cloth fine #25647 $149.00
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – he was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditio[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
2008 Australia 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 83 bw photos, 35 illus, 8 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25424 $26.95
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – he was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditio[read more]

The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter Journey Across the Tundras and a Soujourn among the Samoyans: Jackson, Frederick George
Jackson, Frederick George The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter Journey Across the Tundras and a Soujourn among the Samoyans
1895 Macmillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 297, 2 pgs ads, frontis, 45 illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth pulled top spine, edge & corner wear, school bookplate front pastedown, rear hinge starting, maps w/ original folds, good #26129 $125.00
British explorer Jackson spent years exploring the Arctic regions. This is his account of a 3000-mile sledge journey across the frozen tundra of Siberia in 1893, in winter. The primary objective of this expedition was to test a variety of equipment, clothing and food under Arctic winter conditions[read more]

Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Bases: Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Bases: Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf
2010 Australia 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.72, 52 color & 67 bw photos, 2 maps, photo ep, wraps; new #25676 $49.00
A nicely produced book documenting the various huts at Mawson’s three Antarctic bases established during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14). Mawson's team established three bases – Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf. The main one was built at Cape Denison[read more]

Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration
2018 UK 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.71, 55 bw photos, figs, wraps; new #27427 $23.95
This is a fascinating account of the development of the use of huskies who first stepped ashore in Antarctica on February 17, 1899 and left their paw marks on the ice for the very last time 95 years later in 1994. It includes the history of huskies used by Australian Douglas Mawson, Norwegian explor[read more]

Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition: Jensen, David
signedJensen, David Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition
2015 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.184, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 5 plans, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #26981 $39.95
In 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson left Hobart on the Aurora, headed for Antarctica. Much is known about Mawson and tales of his exploits are often retold. But Mawson did not go alone. What of the men who set off with him and without whom he could have achieved little?[read more]

Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram: Johnson, Charles W.
Johnson, Charles W. Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
2014 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.xiv, 318, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, 3 figures, 4 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26866 $34.95
In the golden age of polar exploration (from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s), many an expedition set out to answer the big question - was the Arctic a continent, an open ocean beyond a barrier of ice, or an ocean covered with ice? The ice had kept its secret well; ships trying to penetrate, like t[read more]

Johnson, Clive The Devil’s Labyrinth: Encounters with the Arctic
1995 UK 1st, 8vo, 32 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #11546 $39.95 $35.95
Johnson and his two companions attempted to reach the North Pole the old fashioned way, hauling sledges across the ice, with the assistance of parawings.[read more]

Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis: Johnson, Robert E., et al.
Johnson, Robert E., et al. Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis
1984 Horn of the Moon Montpelier 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 39, 17 bw illus, 2 tables, 5 maps, wraps; new #24120 $9.00
Schwatka, was a West Point graduate and cavalry lieutenant in the Indian Wars (1871-75). He later led an Arctic overland expedition (1878-80) to search for clues to the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew. This was the longest sledge trip ever made, over 3100 miles, and made his reputa[read more]

Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer: Jones, Aubrey
Jones, Aubrey Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 209, 47 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25961 $37.95
Koettlitz, a British physician, was a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97) to Franz Josef Land serving as both physician and geologist. During this expedition he fine-tuned his measures to prevent scurvy, became an experienced ski runner, dog and pony handler, and expert in polar s[read more]

The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice: Jones, Max
Jones, Max The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 352, 56 bw photos, 7 figs, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23029 $39.95
Jones examines why the death of Scott and his men on their return from the South Pole caused such a sensation 90 years ago. By drawing on a wealth of previously unused papers he challenges several stereotypes concerning Scott’s motives and the aftermath of his death. An interesting book, ten years[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills
Joyce, Ernest E. Mills The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
2017 UK 1st thus, ltd ed 300 numbered copies, 8vo, pp.xxi, 220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, errata slip, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27342 $59.95
The first facsimile edition of Joyce’s incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic as a member of Sc[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills.
signedJoyce, Ernest E. Mills. The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
1929 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, gilt lettered spine, light blue cloth; inscribed “To Harry, From Yr Ould Penguin Joycey, Antarctica 1901-4 1907-9 1914-17 London 22-3-30” on half-title, cloth rubbed, front hinge starting, very good #20109 $1,745.00 $1,695.00
A Signed Copy of Joyce’s Ross Sea Party Narrative The incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic[read more]

K2. K2: 1954-1994
1994 La Montagne Paris 1st, 4to, pp.16-25, 10 color & 2 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; entire issue, fine. #21839 $25.00
This issue of La Montagne has a special arcticle devoted to K2. In French, no English translation.[read more]

The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd: Kafarowski, Joanna
Kafarowski, Joanna The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.367, 90 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 11 bw maps, appendix, wraps; new #27331 $24.95
Born in the late 1880s to a gritty mining magnate who made his millions in the California gold rush and a well-bred mother descended from one of New York’s distinguished families, society beauty Louise Arner Boyd was raised during a glittering era. After inheriting a staggering family fortune, sh[read more]

Kelly, John Due South: An Antarctic Journal
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 64, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, wraps; new. #23533 $17.95
Kelly’s account of his time in the Antarctic in 2003 when he was selected artist for the British Antarctic Survey.[read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom I Wprowadzenie [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol I Introduction]: Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al.
Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al. Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom I Wprowadzenie [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol I Introduction]
2003 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 535, 232 color & 396 bw photos, 240 illus, 4 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped from shipping, else new #27616 $59.95
Kielkowski has spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This introductory volume consists of 2400 entries containing general information about the mountains in the fields of geology, plants, animals, geographic and topographic termin[read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom III Góry Europy [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol III Europe’s Mountains]: Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al.
Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al. Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom III Góry Europy [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol III Europe’s Mountains]
2007 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 847, 146 color & 354 bw photos, 139 illus, 221 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped from shipping, else new #27617 $79.95
Kielkowski has spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This third volume consists of over 3900 entries on European mountain ranges, major massifs, peaks, valleys, glaciers, geoghrapic and topographic characteristics, rock climbing a[read more]

Polar Pundit: Reminiscences about Brian Birley Roberts: King, H. G. R. & Ann Savours
King, H. G. R. & Ann Savours Polar Pundit: Reminiscences about Brian Birley Roberts
1995 SPRI Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 140, wraps; new #25913 $13.95
Roberts developed an interest in polar matters at an early age and went on to have a career in both Arctic and Antarctic exploration. He organized and led the Cambridge University Expedition to Vatnajokull in Iceland (1932) and the Cambridge University Expedition to Scoresby Sund in East Greenland [read more]

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