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Return to Antarctica: The Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott’s Journey to the South Pole: Raeside, Adrian
Raeside, Adrian Return to Antarctica: The Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott’s Journey to the South Pole
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 324, photo frontis, 126 bw photos, 12 illus, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25452 $29.95
In the Antarctic summer of 2008-2009, Raeside travelled to Antarctica to retrace his grandfather’s footsteps and to gain perspective on an adventure of a century ago that challenged men’s courage, strength and sanity. This transports the reader to the very time and place of Scott’s expedition throu[read more]

Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?: Rawlins, Dennis
Rawlins, Dennis Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?
1973 Luce Washington 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 21 bw photos/illus, 7 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ label on spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ lib pocket, ‘Discarded’ stamp on title page, section of text sprung, good #14335 $5.00 $4.25
Rawlins examines Robert Peary's controversial claim to be the first to reach the North Pole with much on the events following Peary’s return. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Blizzard: Race to the South Pole: Rees, Jasper
Rees, Jasper Blizzard: Race to the South Pole
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #24518 $33.95
This book was produced in conjunction with a BBC series which pitted Norwegian Rune Gjeldnes, playing Amundsen, and his team against Britain Bruce Parry, playing Scott, and his team in a recreation of the race to pole. Wearing the same type of clothing as their predecessors, surviving on the same d[read more]

The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17: Richards, R. W.
Richards, R. W. The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17
2003 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.44; 2 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22750 $39.00
Richards was a member of the Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 which saw the dramatic loss of the ‘Endurance’. Had Shackleton been successful in crossing the Antarctic continent they would have met up with the Ross Sea Shore Party whose duty it was to lay depots in anticipati[read more]

A Tragedy of Errors: The Saga of the Disastrous Jeannette Expedition: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau A Tragedy of Errors: The Saga of the Disastrous Jeannette Expedition
2019 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.203, 5 color & 31 bw photos, 31 color & 29 bw illus, 2 plans, 9 maps, wraps; new #27599 $29.95
The story of the Jeannette expedition is one of incredible hardship, two winter ordeals, the crushing of the expedition ship Jeannette, retreat by open boat, a lone journey thousands of miles across Siberia, death after death, insanity, starvation, amputation, and exhuming corpses from the grave. [read more]

Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.525, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, 2 diagrams, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25869 $74.95
In 1911 Douglas Mawson organised and led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) - a scientific investigation of the Antarctic on a scale never before considered. At the same time it was responsible for the exploration of vastly more territory than any other Antarctic expedition. It consisted [read more]

By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men
2016 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.31, 20 bw photos, map ep, wraps; new #27369 $19.95
Riffenburgh’s booklet, tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-16, in the ‘Endurance’. Ilustrated with Frank Hurley’s poignant images which include crew life, the entrapment of the ‘Endurance’ in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the journey to Eleph[read more]

C. A. Larsen: Explorer, Whaler & Family Man: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau C. A. Larsen: Explorer, Whaler & Family Man
2016 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.375, 29 color & 292 bw photos, 32 color & 14 bw illus, plan, 8 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27212 $44.95
Carl Anton Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian sea captain, whaling manager, and explorer, with experience in both the Arctic and Antarctic. In 1888 he accompanied Fridtjof Nansen on the sealer ‘Jason’ to Greenland, prior to Nansen’s conducting the first crossing of Greenland. Larson led two whaling [read more]

Douglas Mawson: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Douglas Mawson
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, card covers; new #25915 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This examines Mawson’s life and expeditions, including his incredible tale of death, determination, and courage. This is a companion work to #25916 Roald Amundsen.[read more]

Exploring Shackleton: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Exploring Shackleton
2015 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.264, 39 color & 260 bw photos, 2 color & 6 bw illus, plan, 7 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27159 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s ‘Exploring Shackleton’ exhibition in 2015-16 to mark the centenary of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). This covers Shackleton’s life and all four of his Antarctic expeditions.[read more]

Into the Mists: S. A. Andrée’s Balloon Expedition Towards the North Pole: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Into the Mists: S. A. Andrée’s Balloon Expedition Towards the North Pole
2018 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.267, 2 color & 205 bw photos, 4 color & 8 bw illus, 4 maps, wraps; new #27598 $29.95
Salomon August Andrée and his attempt to reach the North Pole in the balloon Örnen have captured the imagination of people for at least 120 years. In addition to the obvious question “Whatever happened to them?” came the difficulty of understanding why three reasonable men would risk their lives on [read more]

Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 297, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25088 $39.95
The story of Mawson’s three Antarctic expeditions during which he more than once escaped with his life. He was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Researc[read more]

Roald Amundsen: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Roald Amundsen
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 10 color & 20 bw photos, map eps, card covers; new #25916 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews the life, expeditions, and remarkable achievements of this accomplished Norwegian explorer. This is a companion work to #25915 Douglas Mawson.[read more]

Robert Falcon Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Robert Falcon Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13
2016 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.150, 19 color & 100 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, 2 plans, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27160 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s exhibition on Scott, initially created in 2012 and shown several times since. It contains the stories of the Southern Party, the Northern Party and ‘The Worst Journey in the World’, as well as Herbert Ponting’s ic[read more]

Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition
2011 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.48, photo frontis, 7 color & 33 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw illus, map eps, card covers; new #26679 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) with chapters on preparations, the voyages, Cape Evans, the southern journey, the pole, the northern party, an[read more]

Carsten Borchgrevink and the Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Carsten Borchgrevink and the Southern Cross Expedition, 1898-1900
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.232, 14 color & 122 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 4 color & 2 bw maps, plan, appendices, wraps; new #27556 $29.95
The story of Carsten Borchgrevink's Southern Cross expedition of 1898-1900 and is aftermath. Against all odds, and being opposed by Sir Clements Markham, the president of the Royal Geographical Society, Borchgrevink managed to get his expedition fully financed by the wealthy British publisher Sir Ge[read more]

Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.345, 25 color & 180 bw photos, 1 color & 21 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27557 $37.95
At the end of 1894, Eivind Astrup was the most talked about polar explorer in Norway. Fridtjof Nansen had been away on Fram for more than a year and it would be three years before Roald Amundsen went south on Belgica. Astrup had just returned from his second Greenland expedition with American Robert[read more]

The Photographs of H G Ponting: Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys
Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys The Photographs of H G Ponting
1998 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.136, 71 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #14484 $39.00 $35.95
Herbert Ponting was one of the greatest camera artists of the early 20th century. He is best known for his Antarctic work were he portrayed in vivid detail the lives of the men who went south with Captain Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). However, Ponting was also a world travel[read more]

The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin
Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2018 UK (see below for specs); all 4 volumes encased in grey slipcase; new #27438 $145.00
A Limited-Edition, Two-Diary Boxed Set from Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, 81 bw photos, plan, drawing, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 158, 65 bw photos, drawing, 2 maps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, [read more]

Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]: Ristvedts, Peder
Ristvedts, Peder Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]
2017 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.364, 24 color & 129 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 2 plans, 7 color maps, illus eps, wraps; new #27539 $34.95
Ristvedts (1873-1955) served as First Engineer on Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage expedition, aboard the 45-ton fishing vessel Gjøa, as well as meteorologist, blacksmith, and dog handler. In 1904, together with Amundsen, he proved that the Magnetic North Pole moved and in 1905 reached the expedit[read more]

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