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Wild: oder der Letzte Trip auf Erden [Wild: or the Last Trip on Earth]: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Wild: oder der Letzte Trip auf Erden [Wild: or the Last Trip on Earth]
2019 Germany 1st, 16mo, pp.357, 56 bw photos, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27590 $19.95
Messner recounts Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) focusing on Frank Wild. Wild, one of the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time, participated in five Antarctic expeditions, serving with Scott, Shackleton, and Mawson, on five different ships. In 1914, Wild,[read more]

Miller, Francis Trevelyan Byrd's Great Adventure: with the Complete Story of all Polar Explorations for One Thousand Years
1930 Winston Phil 1st, 8vo, pp.383, color frontis, 127 bw illus, pictorial cloth; cloth cover bright, vg+. #9240 $25.00
This covers it all so I suppose it makes all previous polar books obsolete![read more]

Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's own story of how he reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909…: Miller, J. Martin
Miller, J. Martin Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's own story of how he reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909…
1909 J. T. Moss 8vo, pp.428, photo frontis, many bw photos/illus, dec red cloth; cloth worn, front hinge cracked/separated, pages toned as usual, good #9242 $19.00 $12.00
Plus a whole lot more! AB 11467. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times to the Present: Mirsky, Jeannette
Mirsky, Jeannette To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times to the Present
1948 Knopf NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxii, 334, xviii, 31 bw photos, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; cloth spine faded, tight, map w/ no tears, near fine #11020 $9.00
The first edition, ‘To the North’, was withdrawn from publication when Dr. Cook threatened libel action. AB 11528, Mattila B16.[read more]

Ice in the Rigging: Ships of the Antarctic 1699–1937: Mitchener, E. A. (Ted)
Mitchener, E. A. (Ted) Ice in the Rigging: Ships of the Antarctic 1699–1937
2015 Tasmania 1st, 4to, pp.xxi, 353, 2 color & 106 bw photos, 8 color & 24 bw illus, 28 plans, 35 maps, appendices, map eps, page ribbon, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26987 $64.95
Throughout much of the time Antarctica has been known to humanity, ships, especially sailing ships, were the only way of reaching the frozen continent. Mitchener tells the gripping stories of these ships and those who sailed them on the toughest maritime assignment of all. It is easy to forget th[read more]

Four Antarctic Years in the South Orkney Islands: An Annotated Translation of 'Cuatro Anos en las Orcadas del Sur': Moneta, José Manuel
Moneta, José Manuel Four Antarctic Years in the South Orkney Islands: An Annotated Translation of 'Cuatro Anos en las Orcadas del Sur'
2017 UK 1st. 8vo, pp.440, photo frontis, 84 bw photos, 2 plans, 4 maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27490 $89.95
This is one man’s fascinating record of four winters in the Antarctic during the 1920s, the period of transition from the isolation of the Heroic Age to the beginnings of radio communication with the world outside. The Argentine José Manuel Moneta (1900-1973) chronicles in words and photographs the [read more]

Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer: Moore, Tim
Moore, Tim Frost on My Moustache: The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.280, 8 bw illus, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25618 $23.95 $9.95
In this humorous book, Moore retraces the 1850s travels of Lord Dufferin. Dufferin, a wealthy British philanthropist, sailed his yacht Foam across the Arctic Circle and wrote ‘Letters from High Latitudes’. In the 1990s, Moore decided to retrace Dufferin's travels to Iceland, Norway, and Spitzberge[read more]

Gefahren und Gefährten: Abenteuer auf Spitzbergen [Hazards and Companions: Adventure in Spitsbergen]: Moravec, Fritz
signedMoravec, Fritz Gefahren und Gefährten: Abenteuer auf Spitzbergen [Hazards and Companions: Adventure in Spitsbergen]
1963 Österreichischer Bundersverlag Wien/München 2nd, 8vo, pp.160, 4 color & 41 bw photos, map, photo eps, dec blue cloth; inscribed, dj w/ few edge tears, cloth bright, fine #26814 $49.00
Although best known for his Himalayan expeditions, which included the first ascent of Gasherbrum II in 1956, Moravec also had two expeditions to northern Spitsbergen, in 1958 and 1960. Here he provides accounts of his explorations, via dogsled, and an epic boat journey around the southern coast of S[read more]

Mertz & I … The Antarctic Diary of Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis: Mornement, Allan & Beau Riffenburgh, eds.
Mornement, Allan & Beau Riffenburgh, eds. Mertz & I … The Antarctic Diary of Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis
2014 UK 1st, Ltd ed #n/400 on photo bookplate, 8vo, pp.448, photo frontis, 20 color & 86 bw photos, sketch, plan, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26891 $69.95
On the afternoon of 10 November 1912, the Far Eastern Party, consisting of three men and seventeen dogs set off on a sledging trip. The men were Douglas Mawson, Xavier Mertz and Belgrave Ninnis. Two of these men tragically died, and only the leader, Douglas Mawson, returned after what has been descr[read more]

The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration: Moss, Sarah
Moss, Sarah The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 244, 17 bw illus, 3 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #24505 $24.95
An examination of the most influential, popular, and intriguing accounts of polar journeys – from Viking settlers and Renaissance conquerors to Scott’s meticulous account of his own dying, and from the tales of Nansen, Franklin, Parry, and Shackleton to the journals of little-known explorers, missio[read more]

The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes: Moyes, Morton
Moyes, Morton The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes
2016 Adelaide 2nd prtg Ltd ed, 4to, pp.124, 8 color & 28 bw photos, 6 color maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps; new #27534 $49.95
Captain Morton Henry Moyes OBE (1886-1981) was a teacher, naval officer, and Antarctic explorer of the heroic age. Winner of three polar medals, Moyes took part in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 under Dr. Douglas Mawson, the Shackleton Relief Expedition 1916-17 under Captain John Ki[read more]

Müller, Fritz The Living Arctic
1981 Methuen Toronto 1st, 4to, pp.233, 137 color photos, maps, gray cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ name, fine #22251 $15.00
This large-format book is the result of over 20 years of research in the Arctic. Müller delves into the wealth of history and development of the region.[read more]

From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: An Artist's Notes and Sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93: Murdoch, W. G. Burn
Murdoch, W. G. Burn From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: An Artist's Notes and Sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93
1894 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 364, 24 pgs ads, 123 sketches/drawings, 2 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), top & fore-edges uncut, silver lettered spine, front lettered in silver edged w/ brown, brown on silver scene of men in boat w/ Balaena in background, deep green cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, pulled top spine, worn, label remnants on eps, ‘Discarded’ stamp on title pg & dedication pg, good #26787 $495.00 $420.75
Murdoch signed on as the expedition artist, and produced the primary account, of this Scottish whaling expedition to the Weddell Sea. He describes the voyage south, shipboard life, the Falkland Islands, and wildlife and sealing operations in the Antarctic. Uncommon. Conrad p.74, Karrow 495, Renar[read more]

The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold McClintock – Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin: Murphy, David
Murphy, David The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold McClintock – Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin
2004 Dundurn Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 201, frontis, 29 bw photos/illus, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25826 $22.95
The Shackleton of his day, Leopold McClintock (1819-1907), was one of the best-known Arctic explorers of the Victorian era. He successfully undertook four major voyages of discovery as well as epic sledge journeys and was the first explorer to bring back definitive information on the lost Franklin [read more]

Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men: Murray, James & George Marston
Murray, James & George Marston Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men
2012 UK Ltd numbered ed #280, 4to, pp.ix, xxi, 200, 4 color plates, 29 bw photo plates, 7 sketch plates, 18 text illus, cover w/ framed paper depicting an iceberg, gilt lettered title & stamped signatures of the authors, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26225 $150.00
A fine, facsimile edition produced in a limited edition of 280 copies to match the very scarce original De Luxe edition of ‘Antarctic Days’. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) produced three deluxe, limited-edition, books – Aurora Australis (approx. 80 copies), The Heart[read more]

Eskimo Life: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Eskimo Life
1894 Longmans, Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xvi, 350, frontis, 15 plates, 15 woodcuts, green lib cloth; xlib, cloth mottled on back, # on spine, bookplate & pocket on eps, # on title-page, no other markings, clean, tight, vg #25803 $275.00
A detailed sociological and cultural commentary on many aspects of Greenland Eskimo life – appearance and dress, the kayak, at sea, houses and tents, cooking, character and social conditions, women, marriage, morals, judicial proceedings, art, music, and poetry, religious ideas, Christianity. A cla[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, uncut, orig gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ small tear top of spine, owner’s blindstamp to title page, vol II w/ owner’s blindstamp to title & contents pages, both vols tight, fine, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #11022 $295.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ guards, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in 2 pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, others uncut, gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ light wear bottom spine, vol II pulled top spine, both vols tight, vg, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #26450 $245.00 $155.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1898 Harper & Bros NY Popular ed, thick 8vo, pp.vii, 679, frontis, 17 bw plates, 6 text illus, plan, map, appendices, dec blue cloth, with 4 loose color fldg maps; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, front hinge separating, miss ffep, ink crossouts to rear ep, maps w/ orig folds, good #27643 $25.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. The four additional maps are from a 2-vol edition. A classic. AB 11983.[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
American Alpine Club LibraryNansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth w/ label marks bottom spines, Harry P. Nichols & AAC/Nichols bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, tight, a bright looking set, vg+ #25085 $195.00 $140.40
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

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