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Lewis, David & Mimi George Icebound in Antarctica
1987 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 242, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #14455 $22.00 $19.00
Account of six people wintering over and the resulting human behavior.[read more]

Face To Face: Polar Portraits: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Face To Face: Polar Portraits
2009 UK 1st thus, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 110 color & 120 bw photos, 5 color & 6 bw illus, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25707 $39.95
The first book to examine the history and role of polar exploration photography, ‘Face to Face’ is a unique project of breathtaking quality. It features the very first polar photographs, the first portraits of explorers, some of the earliest photographs of the Inuit, and rare images from many of th[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
1983 Batsford London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.187, 62 bw photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26116 $37.00
‘I am just going outside and may be some time.’ With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as ‘a very gallant gentleman’. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott’s doomed ex[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
2009 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.235, 43 bw photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, wraps; new #25544 $25.95
'I am just going outside and may be some time.' With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as 'a very gallant gentleman'. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott's doomed [read more]

Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World: Linsdau, Aaron
signedLinsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 320, 53 bw photos, 14 maps, wraps; signed, new #26860 $16.95
Aaron Linsdau had a plan. It was to do something no other American had ever accomplished. During the 2012-13 Antarctic season he wanted to become the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. And, he wanted to do this alone. Here Linsdau covers h[read more]

Lost at Windy Corner: Lessons from Denali on Goals and Risks: Linsdau, Aaron
Linsdau, Aaron Lost at Windy Corner: Lessons from Denali on Goals and Risks
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.169, 19 bw photos, 2 illus, wraps; small delamination spot to cover edge, else new #27354 $19.95
Lost near lethal crevasses and cliffs in a blinding whiteout blizzard is the last place anyone would want to be… Windy Corner on Denali has claimed lives, fingers, and toes. What would make someone brave lethal weather, crevasses, and slick ice to attempt to summit North America’s highest mountai[read more]

The British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37: Lintott, Bryan
Lintott, Bryan The British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 4 color & 23 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, map eps, card covers; new #26678 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This examines the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, which was led by John Rymill. Consisting of 16, mostly young, explorers, scientists and military officers[read more]

Hiking Alaska: Littlepage, Dean
Littlepage, Dean Hiking Alaska
1997 Falcon 5th, prtg, 8vo, pp.387, bw photos, maps, appendices, wraps; new. #23112 $16.95 $14.95
A comprehensive guide to the entire state, featuring 100 hikes with more than 200 optional destinations and side trips. Special sections offer information on Denali National Park and remote wildlands like Gates of the Arctic, Katmai, and Wrangell-St. Elias national parks. The text describes hikes [read more]

Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj heavily chipped on edge, good+, cloth fine #23702 $89.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

This My Voyage: Longstaff, Tom
Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ splits top/bottom back of spine, inscription, vg- #24899 $9.00 $7.65
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Robert Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. To see all of our Sale Items,
American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chip top front, vg+, cloth fine #24898 $69.00 $62.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chips/tears, worn, front flap taped, good, cloth vg #24900 $39.00 $35.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ fade mark top/bottom spine, Margaret Prouty bookplate, good+ #24901 $29.00 $26.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret w[read more]

Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23915 $69.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

Locked in Ice: Nansen’s Daring Quest for the North Pole: Lourie, Peter
Lourie, Peter Locked in Ice: Nansen’s Daring Quest for the North Pole
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 316, 165 bw photos, 29 illus, 3 plans, 6 maps, appendix, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27522 $19.99
An adventurer who stands alongside polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, Fridtjof Nansen contributed tremendous amounts of new information to our knowledge about the Polar Arctic. At a time when the North Pole was still undiscovered territory, he attempted the journey in a way most experts thought mad: [read more]

Low, A. P. Report on the Dominion Government Expedition to Hudson Bay and the Arctic Islands on Board the D. G. S. Neptune 1903-1904
1906 Government Printing Bureau Ottowa 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 355, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, lg color fldg map in pocket, appendices, gold dec green cloth; cloth w/ dampstain to front cover, owner’s bookplate to fep, blindstamp on title page, tight & internally clean, vg, map fine. #21979 $49.00
The Neptune wintered over in Hudson Bay, cruised northward along the east side of Baffin Bay to Cape Sabine, then southward along the west side of Baffin Bay with a detour into Lancaster Sound. Much research was conducted on geology and animal, plant, and Eskimo life. Includes a very nice, large c[read more]

From Everest to the South Pole: Lowe, George
signedLowe, George From Everest to the South Pole
1961 St. Martin's Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 216, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 6 maps/plans, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, xlib, dj w/ # on spine, unclipped, tape marks to eps, vg, cloth w/ tape/label marks to eps, #/stamps on copyright page, very good #27432 $25.00
Lowe was a member of both the 1953 British Everest Expedition and the 1955-58 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition. US edition of 'Because it is There'. Neate L52, SB L13, Spence 724, Yak L141.[read more]

From Everest to the South Pole: Lowe, George
Lowe, George From Everest to the South Pole
1961 St. Martin's Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 216, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 6 maps/plans, blue cloth; cloth w/ light fading to spine, vg #22224 $5.00 $4.25
Lowe was a member of both the 1953 British Everest Expedition and the 1955-58 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition. US edition of 'Because it is There'. Neate L52, SB L13, Spence 724, Yak L141. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream
2014 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 59 color & 89 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26821 $39.95
It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the 20th century’s triumphs of exploration – a powerful expression of technological daring as much as a testament of sheer, bloody-minded human willpower. As a ke[read more]

The Third Reich in Antarctica: The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39: Lüdecke, Cornelia & Colin Summerhayes
Lüdecke, Cornelia & Colin Summerhayes The Third Reich in Antarctica: The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 259, 10 color & 64 bw photos, 6 sketches, 8 diagrams, 3 color & 41 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26098 $55.95
The origins of the Third German Antarctic Expedition lie in a unique combination of the aspirations of German scientists to contribute to exploring and understanding the Antarctic environment, and the Nazi Party's drive for self-sufficiency on the road to war. Germany had joined the whaling nations[read more]

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