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Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, spine ends chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth vg #9056 $49.00
Account of five months alone south of Little America in 1934 during Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, excellent reading. Byrd had a very close call, almost dying, during these months of isolation. See Spence 232.[read more]

Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 4th imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; dj chipped, taped tears, good, cloth very good #11854 $9.00
Account of five months alone south of Little America in 1934 during Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, excellent reading. Byrd had a very close call, almost dying, during these months of isolation. See Spence 232.[read more]

Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis, 94 bw photos, map, map eps, uncut, blue cloth; dj spine faded w/ rub marks, chipped top/bottom spine, & back edge, vg-, cloth tight, vg #9060 $19.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe[read more]

Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #165/500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 94 bw photos, map, uncut, blue buckram & cream paper boards; signed, issued w/o dj, boards w/ slight fading to spine, pages upopened, fine #10864 $495.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 422, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, photo eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge chips, unclipped, vg, cloth bright, tight, maps w/ original folds, no tears, fine, w/ Byrd Prize Letter Contest flyer #9064 $39.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This is the first edition, first issue with the ‘E.’ missing from Eleanore E. Bolling Byrd's name on the dedication page. Spence 227.[read more]

The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell: Campbell, Victor
Campbell, Victor The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
2001 UK 2nd, 4to, pp.192, frontis, 48 bw photos, 23 bw drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22297 $59.00
Campbell, a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition, was the leader of the Northern Party charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave.[read more]

The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell: Campbell, Victor
Campbell, Victor The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
1988 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, frontis, 48 bw photos, 23 bw drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25816 $69.00
Campbell, a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition, was the leader of the Northern Party charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave.[read more]

Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer
2013 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 269, 18 bw photos, 20 bw illus, 2 sketches, 11 maps, appendices, wraps; new #26569 $41.95
Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society's Sir Clements R. Markham re[read more]

The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905
2016 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 624, map frontis, 30 bw photos, 3 illus, 9 maps, dark blue/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27101 $34.95
In Gilded Age America, Arctic explorers were fabulous celebrities — assured of riches and near-immortality so long as they reached the North Pole first. Of the many attempts to meet that goal, three American expeditions, launched from the Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land, ended in abject fail[read more]

Ordinary Women: An Arctic Adventure: Carter, Sue
Carter, Sue Ordinary Women: An Arctic Adventure
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 202, 19 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24146 $29.95
The chronicle of the first all-women ski expedition from Russia to the North Pole in 2001. Carter, the expedition’s organizer, describes the eight-year process of team selection, physical training, and the logistics of managing food, clothing, and shelter, along with problems with group leadership,[read more]

The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
Charcot, Jean-Baptiste The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910
1978 Archon Books Hamden facs, 8vo, pp.viii, 315, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 3 drawings, map, blue cloth; dj rubbbed, 2 small edge tears, vg, cloth tight, fine #13718 $79.00
Charcot’s ship ‘Pourquoi-Pas?’ was designed and built to his specifications for his second foray to the Antarctic. They explored the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas, discovered Loubet Land, Marguerite Bay and Charcot Land (now Island), and conducted a comprehensive scientific program which produced[read more]

Towards the South Pole Aboard the “Francais”: The First French Expedition to the Antarctic 1903-1905: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
Charcot, Jean-Baptiste Towards the South Pole Aboard the “Francais”: The First French Expedition to the Antarctic 1903-1905
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.liv, 247, photo frontis, 273 bw photos, plan, drawing, 6 maps, appendix, illus blue-green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #23555 $89.00
The first English translation of Charcot’s first expedition narrative - “Le "Francais" au Pole Sud: Journal de l'Expedition Antarctique Francaise, 1903-05”. Charcot originally intended to head north, but upon hearing there was no word from Nordenskjöld and his ship ‘Antarctic’ Charcot turned his at[read more]

Charles, Graham, et al The Frozen Coast: Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula
2004 US 1st, oblong 4to, pp.120, photo eps, 70 color photos, 4 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24246 $29.95 $15.95
A marvelously illustrated account of the January 2001 journey of three NZ men down the Antarctic Peninsula. This 528 mile expedition was the southernmost sea kayak journey ever attempted, through the freezing waste of ice, rock and ocean that makes this one of the most inhospitable coasts on earth.[read more]

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, frontis, 2 bw fldg pans, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, frontis, 8 bw fldg pans, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map, uncut,; paper spine labels on tan linen spines over blue-gray papered boards; boards of vol I w/ light wear, vol II corners rubbed, small stain bottom both spines, tight, very good #26724 $3,750.00 $2,950.00
The Finest Polar Book Ever Written Long regarded as ‘the’ classic work of Antarctic literature, Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 and the assistant zoologist. In addition to using his own material, he had access to the diaries of Wilson, Bower[read more]

Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service: Church, Ian
Church, Ian Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service
1997 New Zealand 1st, 4to, pp.136, photo frontis, 11 color & 173 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27609 $49.95
A fascinating account of all the ships and expeditions (Borchgrevink, Scott, Byrd, Ellsworth, Swan, and others) which have departed Otago Harbour for the Antarctic from the early days of exploration to the present day, and of the ships which returned to use the port’s first-class repair facilities. [read more]

Mapping Antarctica: A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery: Clancy, Robert, John Manning, & Henk Brolsma
Clancy, Robert, John Manning, & Henk Brolsma Mapping Antarctica: A Five Hundred Year Record of Discovery
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 328, 3 color & 9 bw photos, 2 color & 13 bw illus, 100 color & 37 bw maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26593 $59.95
A scholarly work about the discovery and exploration of Antarctica, using contemporary maps from 1570 to 2002, most very rare, to tell the story. They represent all the major events and allow an unusual visual appreciation of change over a relatively short period of time. See also Pederson’s ‘The [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine #23588 $25.00 $22.50
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, photogr[read more]

Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator: Cohen, Andrew
Cohen, Andrew Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator
2013 Canada 1st, square 8vo, pp.152, color frontis, 60 color & 4 bw photos, 10 color & 4 bw illus, 5 ship’s plans, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26573 $29.95
When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in the 1840s, the British Admiralty launched the largest rescue mission in its history. Among the search vessels was HMS Investigator, which left England in 1850 under the command of Captain Robert McClure. While the ambitious McClure never found Fran[read more]

The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.352, frontis, 118 bw illus, 12 maps, wraps; new #24521 $49.95
The need for polar exploration began in 1492 when, in his search for a route to the Orient, Columbus stumbled into a huge land barrier. By the 16th century, the Royal Navy had begun a series of assaults on the seemingly impregnable frozen Arctic fortress. This first volume covers expeditions from th[read more]

Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers: Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier
New Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.194, 55 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #17477 $35.00 $9.95
Collier visited the camps of Scott and Shackleton over the course of seven trips to the Antarctic. Here he tells in gorgeous photos and vivid prose of how he fell under its spell. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

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