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Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin: Ross, W. Gillies
New Ross, W. Gillies Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 519, 8 bw photos, 4 maps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27594 $39.95
Captains of whaling vessels were experienced navigators of northern waters, and William Penny was in the vanguard of the whaling fraternity. Leading the first maritime expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, he stood out not just for his skill as a sailor but for his curiosity about northern geog[read more]

Rossiter, Heather Lady Spy, Gentleman Explorer: The Life of Herbert Dyce Murphy
2001 Australia 2nd, prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 401, 13 bw photos, wraps; new. #22340 $24.95
Murphy was an interesting person. He spent some of his teen years on an Arctic whaler, then was recruited by British Intelligence to spy, in drag, following an all-to-convincing role as a woman in a play, and, finally, to the Antarctic. The bulk of this book focuses on the latter and Murphy’s part[read more]

Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Rossiter, Heather, ed.
Rossiter, Heather, ed. Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2011 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 299, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 15 color & 25 bw illus, 4 maps, page-ribbon, dec eps, wraps; new #25949 $59.95
Harrisson (1867-1914) was the only Tasmanian member of Douglas Mawson's legendary Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Appointed biologist and artist to the expedition, he was a gifted writer. His diary of December 1911 to March 1913 records the challenges that faced the 8-man Western Base p[read more]

Fram: To the Ends of the Earth: Routledge, Christopher
Routledge, Christopher Fram: To the Ends of the Earth
2015 US 1st, 4to, pp.39, 11 color & 9 bw photos, plan, wraps; new #26875 $14.95
From her launch in 1892, to the triumphant return to Norway in 1914, the polar expeditionary ship Fram sailed north almost to the North Pole, and south to Antarctica, supporting three of the most daring of all polar adventures. In the centenary year of Roald Amundsen’s successful trek to the South P[read more]

Ruby, Robert Unknown Shore: The Lost History of England's Arctic Colony
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 19 bw illus, 3 maps, red/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #22014 $26.00 $19.95
Ruby interweaves the story of Martin Frobisher’s three arctic expeditons and attempt at establishing an arctic colony, lost for three centuries, with that of Charles Francis Hall and his own interactions with the Inuit, which helped to unlock the secrets of Frobisher’s colony. To see all of our S[read more]

Russell, Scott Mountain Prospect
1946 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 248, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; cloth vg+. #12093 $12.00
Russell describes his experiences in the Southern Alps of New Zealand, the Arctic, and Karakoram. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate R98.[read more]

Captain James Fairweather: Whaler and Shipmaster - His Life and Career 1853 - 1933: Rycroft, Nancy
signedRycroft, Nancy Captain James Fairweather: Whaler and Shipmaster - His Life and Career 1853 - 1933
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.202, illus frontis, 4 color & 18 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 2 charts, 2 color maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, new #27558 $79.95
An account of the long, adventurous, and varied life of Captain James Fairweather of Dundee, from his childhood attempt to run away to sea, through his years in the Dundee Whaling fleet voyaging to the Arctic and north-eastern Canada; his years in the merchant service, particularly in the Indian Oce[read more]

Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship: Sandler, Martin
Sandler, Martin Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
2006 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 299, map frontis, 22 color & 9 bw photos, 36 bw illus, 2 plans, appendices, map eps, black/tan cloth; dj & cloth new #24659 $24.95 $19.95
In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men set out from England in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. They sailed to the Canadian Arctic in two massive ships ominously named the Erebus and Terror; the most heralded expedition of the era. Yet they vanished into the frozen north and we[read more]

The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U.S. A. 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition: Schwatka, Frederick
Schwatka, Frederick The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U.S. A. 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition
1965 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic 1st, 8vo, pp.117, color frontis, 19 illus, 2 maps, wraps; tight, vg+ #27650 $15.00
In 1878–80, at the behest of the American Geographical Society, Schwatka led an expedition to the Canadian Arctic to look for written records thought to have been left on or near King William Island by members of Franklin’s lost expedition. Traveling to Hudson Bay on the schooner Eothen, Schwatka’s [read more]

Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the Summer of 1822, in the Ship Baffin of Liverpool: Scoresby, William, Jr.
Scoresby, William, Jr. Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the Summer of 1822, in the Ship Baffin of Liverpool
1823 Archibald Constable Edinburgh 1st, 8vo, pp.xli, 475, fldg map frontis, 6 engravings (2 fldg), fldg map, appendices, blue pebbled spine w/ paper title patch & paper boards; boards worn, title patch stained, offsetting from illus, smaller map w/ 3” tear, good+ #27460 $795.00
Scoresby Jr (1789-1857) was the son of Arctic explorer and whaling captain William Scoresby (1760-1829). Scoresby Junior’s annual whaling voyages frequently brought him to the Greenland Sea. In 1822 he set out in the whaler ‘Baffin’, 321 tons, with the objective of surveying the Scoresby Sound regio[read more]

The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition: Scott, Captain Robert F.
Scott, Captain Robert F. The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition
2019 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.9, photo frontis, wraps; new #27628 $24.95
Offered here is an offprint of Captain Scott’s May 27, 1910 lecture to the Royal Institution of Great Britain presented prior to the Terra Nova’s June 1st departure on the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). In it he lays out the plans for the expedition – sailing south, arrival at McM[read more]

Dancing On Ice: Scott, Jeremy
Scott, Jeremy Dancing On Ice
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 251, 48 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25109 $35.95
In 1930 Gino Watkins led a group of fourteen intrepid and largely inexperienced young men, including the author's father, on a year-long expedition to the Arctic to pioneer the first commercial air route between Europe and America. Alongside high adventure, triumph and tragedy, Scott paints a portr[read more]

Captain Scott, R.N. Commander of the British Antarctic Expedition, will give a Popular Account of the Expedition and its results, entitled – “Farthest South”: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Captain Scott, R.N. Commander of the British Antarctic Expedition, will give a Popular Account of the Expedition and its results, entitled – “Farthest South”
[1904] Lecture Agency London 8vo, pp.4, 2 bw photos, map, printed in black; facsimile, new #26123 $14.95
A facsimile copy of a scarce brochure for Scott’s talk following the British Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), to be held in Birmingham on Friday, December 16th (1904).[read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: Diaries, 26 November 1910 – 29 March 1912: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: Diaries, 26 November 1910 – 29 March 1912
2012 UK 1st thus, pp.349, map frontis, 1 color, 5 sepia & 135 bw photos, 18 color illus, 11 sketches, 2 plans, tables, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25998 $49.95
Robert Scott's amazing diary of the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in which he perished along with Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans after reaching the South Pole behind Roald Amundsen. Scott's diary has been constantly in print since first publication in [read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1913 Smith, Elder London see below for full specifications; cloth rubbed, vol 1 w/ one plate loosening, vol 2 miss ffep, maps fine, overall vg #18996 $375.00
3rd editon, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxvi, 636, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 6 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 10 color plates w/ tissue guards, 4 bw fldg panoramas, 133 bw plates, 2 facs from Scott’s diary, 7 sketches, 2 fldg maps, appendix; vII pp.xvi, 534, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 [read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1913 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 2 vol, vI pp.xxiv, 443, frontis, 6 photogravure, 10 color & 131 bw plates, 4 bw fldg pans, 2 facs, fldg map, appendix; vII pp.xiv, 376, frontis, 8 color, 3 bw double-page & 108 bw plates, 7 maps (5 fldg), appendix; gilt lettered spines, blue cloth; cloth spines darkened as usual, rubbed top/bottom spine, bookplate in ea vol, fldg panoramas & maps w/ orig folds, 2 maps w small margin tears, tight, very good #9306 $295.00 $250.00
The classic account of Scott's ill-fated journey to the South Pole during his British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13).Volume I contains Scott’s account of the Fall 1911 Depot Journey, the winter, and the Pole trip. Volume II contains Cherry-Garrard’s account of the Winter Journey, Campbell’s account [read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1947 Murray London rep, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxviii, 497, photo frontis, 3 bw photos, fldg map, appendix; vII pp.viii, 431, photo frontis, 3 bw plates, fldg map, appendix; navy blue ribbed cloth; dj’s fine, cloth tight, fine, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27152 $175.00
The classic account of Scott's ill-fated journey to the South Pole during his British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Volume I contains Scott’s account of the Fall 1911 Depot Journey, the winter, and the Pole trip. Volume II contains Cherry-Garrard’s account of the Winter Journey, Campbell’s account[read more]

The Voyage of the 'Discovery': Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon The Voyage of the 'Discovery'
1913 John Murray London New Edition, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xvi, 410, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 bw plates, plan, fldg map, vII pp.x, 387, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 bw plates, fldg map, appendices; blue straight-grained cloth; cloth tight, maps w/ original folds & no tears, fine #26132 $195.00
Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) made the first balloon ascent on the continent, several overland sledge journeys, and achieved a new furthest south of 82°16.5’S. His book set a new standard for polar literature with its details of the expedition’s planning, execution, and re[read more]

The Last Letters: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13: Scott, Robert Falcon, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates, & Edgar Evans
Scott, Robert Falcon, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates, & Edgar Evans The Last Letters: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13
2012 SPRI Cambridge 1st, square 8vo, pp.82, 35 bw photos, wraps; new #26633 $28.95
With the knowledge that they would not survive, Scott and his four companions wrote their last letters home to family and friends. Collected here for the first time from the archives of the Scott Polar Research Institute and private collections are those letters. The letters are presented with tra[read more]

‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic: Seaver, George
Seaver, George ‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic
1938 John Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 270, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 3 color illus, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, darkened spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27612 $175.00
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers (1883-1913) realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in the ‘Terra Nova’. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, in hindsight, to [read more]

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