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To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition 1911-1913: Filchner, Wilhelm
Filchner, Wilhelm To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition 1911-1913
1994 Bluntisham Huntingdon 1st, in Eng, ltd ed 400, 4to, pp.42, viii, 253, photo frontis, 53 plates, 37 illus, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth very fine, as new #14479 $125.00
Filchner's expedition plan to cross the polar ice from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea came to an abrupt end when the ice broke up under their base and they were forced to winter over aboard ship. This is the first English translation of Filchner's expedition narrative, edited by noted polar histor[read more]

Fisher, David E. Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker
1992 Random House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 16 color photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #9109 $19.00
Fisher traversed the Arctic Ocean on the Soviet icebreaker 'Soyuz' and recounts his voyage as well as those who have gone before.[read more]

Shackleton and the Antarctic: Fisher, Margery & James
Fisher, Margery & James Shackleton and the Antarctic
1958 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 559, 79 bw photos, 30 illus, plan, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, fold lines, unclipped, good+, cloth w/ spotting to edges, very good #26655 $45.00
An excellent, early biography of Shackleton as the Fisher’s were the first biographers to have access to Shackleton’s diaries, papers, and letters held by his family and numerous institutions, as well as survivors from his expeditions. Uncommon. Conrad p.217, Karrow 216, Meadows 442, Renard 538,[read more]

Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero: Foley, Tim
Foley, Tim Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 229, 1 color & 7 bw photos, 4 color & 26 bw illus, appendix, wraps; some bumps from shipping, else new #27480 $24.95
Since 2010, Foley has been the driving force of a campaign to honour a man with a remarkable story. Tom Crean, the subject of this book, was born and raised a few miles away from the author’s father, on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. Foley’s narrative is based on year[read more]

The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…: Ford, C Reginald
Ford, C Reginald The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…
c1904 London 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red and black; facsimile, new #26121 $15.95
Ford served as ships’ steward on the British National Antarctic Expedtion (1901-04). Born in London in 1880, he joined the Royal Navy at 15 and volunteered for this expedition. He also served as Scott's secretary and accountant. In 1902, he broke a leg skiing but in 1903 participated in a sledging t[read more]

Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel: Ford, C. Reginald
Ford, C. Reginald Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel
2015 UK Ltd ed 400, facs reprint, 16mo, pp.31, 12 bw photos, 1 illus, staple bound, black dec & lettered bluish-green gray linen-textured wraps; ribbon-tied w/in black gift box, new, together with pamphlet, 8vo, pp.12, 6 bw photos; facs brochure, 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red & black; & 2 postcards; new #27029 $69.95
This is probably the rarest of all first-hand accounts of Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). Ford was a steward on the expedition and is notable mainly for being the first man to break his leg skiing in the Antarctic. Published privately in 1908 in New Zealand, this is a facsimile of h[read more]

Rear Admiral Byrd and the Polar Expeditions: With an Account of His Life and Achievements: Foster, Coram
Foster, Coram Rear Admiral Byrd and the Polar Expeditions: With an Account of His Life and Achievements
1930 Burt NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 256, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, map, red cloth; cloth w/ small wear spot bottom spine, tight, vg+ #9113 $9.00
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Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22: Franklin, Capt. John
Franklin, Capt. John Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22
1823 John Murray London 1st ed, 1st issue, thick 4to, pp.xvi, 768, 8 pgs ads, 30 plates (11 colored, some w/ tissue guards), 4 fldg maps, errata slip, appendices, uncut, brown cloth spine & paper boards; cloth w/ corners worn, bookplate & name, pages clean, maps w/ no tears, tight, very good+ #26725 $1,900.00
First Edition, First Issue Franklin's account of his second expedition, the Coppermine Expedition of 1819-22, which was his first in command. Their goal was the exploration of northern Canada, accessed via the Coppermine River; as part of the Royal Navy’s overall attempt to discover and map the N[read more]

As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband: Selected Letters of Lady Franklin Concerning the Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition, 1848-1860: Franklin, Lady Jane & Erika Behrisch Elce, ed.
Franklin, Lady Jane & Erika Behrisch Elce, ed. As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband: Selected Letters of Lady Franklin Concerning the Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition, 1848-1860
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 222, frontis, 6 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26740 $49.95
The tragic fate of the lost Franklin expedition (1845-48) is a well-known part of exploration history, but there has always been a gap in the story - a personal account that begs to be told. Collected here are the poignant letters of Sir John Franklin's wife, Jane, which provide a vital new perspect[read more]

Franklin, Sir John Journey to the Polar Sea
1998 Könemann Köln rep, small 8vo, pp.487, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22520 $27.95
Franklin's second expedition, his first in command, mapped 550 miles of Arctic coastline east of the Coppermine River. Traveling overland, with Back and Richardson, they were poorly equipped and trained and continually faced starvation. See AB 5194, Sabin 25624.[read more]

The Case for Doctor Cook: Freeman, Andrew A
Freeman, Andrew A The Case for Doctor Cook
1961 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.315, map, dark blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, edge wear, clipped, good+, cloth tight, vg+ #27623 $24.00
A scoop such as newspapermen seldom see appeared in the New York Herald of September 2, 1909. Extending across page one in three lines of towering type was the story that Dr. Frederick A. Cook, a Brooklyn physician, had reached the North Pole on April 21, 1908. Five days after that story appeared, a[read more]

The Arctic Diary of Russell Williams Porter: Friis, Herman R., ed.
Friis, Herman R., ed. The Arctic Diary of Russell Williams Porter
1976 Univ Press of Virginia Charlottesville 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 172, color frontis, 4 color & 75 bw illus, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ small pull top spine, light rubbing, near fine, cloth fine #25771 $39.00
Porter served as astronomer, scientist, surveyor and cartographer, and artist over the course of 18 years in the Arctic regions to Greenland, Franz Josef Land, northern British Columbia, and Labrador. He was with 10 Arctic expeditions from 1894 – 1912, journeying with Frederick Cook and Robert Pear[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj w/ small mark to spine, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #9131 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490.[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj top spine pulled, very good, cloth fine #26660 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490. This book is from the Fritz Lang Polar Collection. To see all current offerings from this Collection,
Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Little, Brown Boston, Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ bookplate, else fine #9132 $27.00
Account of first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 568, Spence 490.[read more]

Antarctic Year: Brabant Island Expedition: Furse, Chris
Furse, Chris Antarctic Year: Brabant Island Expedition
1986 Croom Helm London 1st, 4to, pp.223, frontis, 48 color & 124 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #9134 $12.95
Month-by-month account of the Fifth Joint Services Expedition which spent 1984 studying and climbing Brabant Island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula.[read more]

The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole: Galvin, Anthony
Galvin, Anthony The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 351, 23 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26858 $24.95
In 1910 Roald Amundsen planned to reach the North Pole but received word that two Americans - Frederick Cook and Robert Peary - each claimed to have reached the pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen secretly sailed south, becoming the first man to reach the South Pole, an accomplishment he conside[read more]

Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles: Gjeldnes, Rune
signedGjeldnes, Rune Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles
2006 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.160, 136 color photos, 3 color maps, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #24584 $89.00 $75.00
Norwegian Gjeldnes has made long-distance ski expeditions his forte. In 1996 he, along with fellow Norwegian Torre Larsen, completed an unsupported ski crossing of the Arctic Ocean, 109 days, 2,100 kilometers, thus becoming the first to cross the Arctic Ocean without resupply. In 2005-06, Gjeldnes c[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Gjertsen, Hjalmar Frederik
Gjertsen, Hjalmar Frederik Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.212, 15 color & 123 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 1 color & 2 bw maps, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27542 $24.95
Gjertsen (1885-1958) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the sea party, serving as second mate, and participated in the South Atlantic scientific voyage while Amundsen and the other eight members of the land party wintered over on the contine[read more]

The Norwegian with Scott: Tryggve Gran's Antarctic Diary 1910-1913: Gran, Tryggve
Gran, Tryggve The Norwegian with Scott: Tryggve Gran's Antarctic Diary 1910-1913
1984 HMSO London 1st ed in English, 8vo, pp.258, 24 bw photos, map frontis, map eps, blue cloth; dj slightly wrinkled on back (not uncommon), unclipped, else fine, cloth tight, fine #9150 $34.95
Tryggve Gran (1889-1980) was the youngest member of Capt. Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). He joined as a ski expert and was the last survivor. His diary was first published in Norwegian in 1915. This first English translation of Gran’s diary, by his daughter, includes addition[read more]

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