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Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition: Stein, Glenn M.
signedStein, Glenn M. Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 376, 23 bw photos, 39 bw illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26989 $39.95
From 1850 to 1854, the ambitious Commander Robert McClure captained the HMS Investigator on a voyage in search of the missing Franklin Expedition, which sailed from England into the Arctic in 1845 to map the last uncharted section of the North-West Passage. The Investigator and her consort the Enter[read more]

Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58: Stephenson, Jon
Stephenson, Jon Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58
2009 Australia 1st, 4to, pp.192, color frontis, 60 color & 12 bw photos, 7 figs, 32 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25648 $49.95
Stephenson was a geologist on the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1957-58 which, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. He tells the story of the expedition, from its conception to its aftermath, and captures the spirit,[read more]

An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee
2015 NH Ltd ed, 4to, pp.38, 1 color & 12 bw photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, sketch, wraps; new #26949 $29.95
Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015. This includes a listing of those in attendance, the evenings’ programs, food and drink consumed, much about the Discovery, biographies of the ships’ men, particulars on the National Antarctic Expedition, the ship’s c[read more]

Scotland and the Antarctic: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert Scotland and the Antarctic
2015 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.13, wraps; new #26950 $19.95
Primarily a listing of 182 Antarctic explorers and travelers born in Scotland, with brief summaries of their expedition and position. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015.[read more]

Some ‘Heroic Age’ Verses: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert Some ‘Heroic Age’ Verses
2017 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.16, 3 bw photos, sketch, wraps; new #27312 $17.95
Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.3 held in Norway in 2017. This is a collection of poems taken from The Blizzard, Aurora Australis, The Adelie Mail & Cape Adare Times, The South Pole, South With Mawson, and more.[read more]

Some Irish Antarcticans: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert Some Irish Antarcticans
2019 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, [pp.3], wraps; new #27629 $15.95
This is a work-in-progress listing of 55 Irish-born Antarctic explorers and travelers, from 1772 to 2008, indicating their expeditions, position, and place of birth. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.4 held in Ireland in 2019.[read more]

Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer: Strange, Carolyn & Alison Bashford
Strange, Carolyn & Alison Bashford Griffith Taylor: Visionary, Environmentalist, Explorer
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.283, 33 color & 44 bw photos, 23 bw illus, graph, 2 color & 2 bw map, wraps; new #26676 $39.95
Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880-1963) was a geographer, anthropologist, and world explorer. He was a classmate of Doug Mawson and student of Professor Edgeworth David. His contacts with these two led to his serving as geologist on Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) where he led the West[read more]

Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott’s Marvel: Strathie, Anne
Strathie, Anne Birdie Bowers: Captain Scott’s Marvel
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 12 color & 24 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26240 $37.95
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Scott’s Terra Nova Expedition to the Antarctic, yet he also met his death on the return journey from the South Pole in 1912. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his[read more]

From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War: Strathie, Anne
Strathie, Anne From Ice Floes to Battlefields: Scott’s ‘Antarctics’ in the First World War
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 13 color & 37 bw photos, 14 maps, appendices, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26986 $37.95
February 1912: Harry Pennell and his Terra Nova shipmates brave storms and ice to bring supplies to Antarctica. They hope to celebrate Captain Scott’s conquest of the South Pole, but are forced by ice to return north before Scott’s party returns. In New Zealand a reporter tells them that Roald Amund[read more]

Stroud, Mike Shadows on the Wasteland: Crossing Antarctica with Ranulph Fiennes
1994 Overlook Woodstock 1st, 8vo, pp.182, 29 color photos, map, map eps, black/blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #8508 $19.00
Stroud and Ranulph Fiennes made the 1992/3 first unsupported on-foot crossing of Antarctica, pulling 500 pound sledges from the Filchner Ice Shelf to the Ross Ice Shelf (1,350 miles). Fiennes recounts his story in "Mind Over Matter".[read more]

A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast: A Narrative of a Journey with Dog-Sleds Around the Entire Arctic Coast of Alaska: Stuck, Hudson
Stuck, Hudson A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast: A Narrative of a Journey with Dog-Sleds Around the Entire Arctic Coast of Alaska
1920 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 360, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 33 bw photos, errata slip, 2 fldg maps, blue cloth; cloth w/ small nick to spine edge, rear hinge cracked, vg, maps w/ original folds, fine #25862 $95.00 $65.00
Stuck’s narrative of a one year journey (1917-18) from Fort Yukon to Kotzebue, to Point Hope, and then to Point Barrow. Includes much on the early exploration in the region. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains: Stump, Edmund
Stump, Edmund The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 254, photo frontis, 105 color & 1 bw photos, 2 figures, 33 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25866 $29.95
The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the f[read more]

Sundman, Per Olaf The Flight of the Eagle
1970 Pantheon NY 1st, 8vo, pp.383, 13 bw photos, map eps, white cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine. #9331 $15.00
A documentary novel based on Andreé's attempt to fly to the pole.[read more]

The Flight of the Eagle: Sundman, Per Olaf
Sundman, Per Olaf The Flight of the Eagle
1970 Pantheon NY 1st, 8vo, pp.383, 13 bw photos, map eps, black cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine #9333 $12.00
A documentary novel based on Andreé's attempt to fly to the pole.[read more]

Glacier Island: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955: Sutton, George
Sutton, George Glacier Island: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955
1957 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, yellow cloth; dj w/ edge tears/wear, taped tear, unclipped, good, cloth rubbed, pencil notation on ffep, very good #10147 $19.00
This five-man expedition was the first to enter the Antarctic regions with mountaineering as its primary objective, climbing in the Allardyce Range in central South Georgia. They made the first ascent of Mt. Brooker (1880m) and attempted Mt. Paget (2935m) and Mt. Sugartop (2325m). Karrow 694, Meadow[read more]

An Alien in Antarctica: Reflections upon Forty Years of Exploration and Research on the Frozen Continent: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles An Alien in Antarctica: Reflections upon Forty Years of Exploration and Research on the Frozen Continent
1997 McDonald & Woodward Blacksburg 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 215, 57 color & 17 b/w photos, 10 maps, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9336 $49.00 $39.00
Swithinbank, an eminent British glaciologist, has had more places named after him than any living explorer. This is a first-person narrative of his experiences, working with the US Antarctic Research Program over a span of 40 years, from digging snow pits and hand coring-holes, dangling from a heli[read more]

Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member
1999 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 260, 99 bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25919 $37.95
In 1948 when Charles Swithinbank was still an undergraduate at Oxford, he applied to join the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition. A year later, he was the youngest member of the expedition as he set out to spend two years in the splendid isolation of Antarctica. This is the human story o[read more]

Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 165, 64 color & 5 bw photos, illus, plan, 4 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25920 $37.95
No stranger to the Antarctic, Charles Swithinbank is the only Briton to have served with the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. From 1963 to 1965 he lived and worked without a break at Russian stations in the far south. The Cold War was in full swing and many of his colleagues assumed he had been sent t[read more]

S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship: Tarver, Michael C.
Tarver, Michael C. S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship
2006 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 109 bw photos, 2 plans, 3 sketches, 13 maps, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24750 $69.95
The SS Terra Nova, a large and powerful steam whaler, was seconded from the seal fishery in Newfoundland as relief ship for the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904) and for the US Fiala-Ziegler Expedition (1903-1905) Her most famous role was for three years as expedition ship for Capta[read more]

Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin: Taylor, Andrew
Taylor, Andrew Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 6 color & 85 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 plans, 5 maps, green cloth; dj & cloth new #27343 $74.95
Andrew Taylor, the field commander of Operation Tabarin was one of the forgotten heroes of Antarctic exploration. Early in 1944, nine men landed on a tiny, barren island off the west coast of the Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. Armed with only a small assortment of rifles and pistols and with a[read more]

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