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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]

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 and Polar Exploration Vol 2: From Franklin to Scott: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy and Polar Exploration Vol 2: From Franklin to Scott
2007 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.383, 85 bw photos, 112 bw illus, 1 map, wraps; new #26971 $49.95
Coleman follows up his earlier volume, ‘The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross’, by picking up the story with John Franklin’s 1845 expedition in search of a Northwest Passage and concluding with Robert Scott’s expedition to the South Pole, 1910-12. Within this timespan lie the ex[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
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]

Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Icemen: History of the Arctic and Its Explorers
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 27 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new. #15921 $24.95 $14.95
Profiles legendary adventurers, such as Cook and Peary, and illuminates the historical achievements of other explorers who reached their goals. Includes Ross, Franklin, Parry, Andree, Amundsen, Ellsworth, Nobile, Watkins, and others. This book was produced in conjunction with the series shown on t[read more]

Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69: Connell, Graeme
signedConnell, Graeme Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69
2011 Canada Ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.290, 46 color & 80 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw map, wraps; signed, new #26995 $37.95
What makes a person pack a bag and head off into the vast white, frozen, inhospitable desert of Antarctica? Is it adventure, tales of heroism and sacrifice, science or simply because it is there? In a mix of nerve-tingling drama, history, anecdote, and the physical and emotional unknown, Connell tal[read more]

Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960: Conrad, L. J.
Conrad, L. J. Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960
1999 Washougal Ltd ed 1000, 4to, pp.xv, 424, gilt lettered blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #16612 $99.95
An important bibliography of Antarctic literature! Includes Author Index, Expedition Leader Index, Entries cross-referenced to Antarctic Bibliography, Headland's Chronological List, Renard's Antarctica Auction Catalog, Spence's Antarctic Miscellany, and Scott Polar Research Institute's Collection Nu[read more]

Running North: A Yukon Adventure: Cook, Ann Mariah
Cook, Ann Mariah Running North: A Yukon Adventure
1998 Algonquin Chapel Hill 1st, 8vo, pp.312, map, black/white cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #25729 $5.00
Cook, and her family, moved to Alaska to run the Yukon Quest, the toughest sled dog race in the world. This is the story of their move from New Hampshire to Alaska, the rigors along the way, the frostbite, wolves, and hallucinations of the race itself, and their 12 Siberian Huskies.[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary limited edition of 500, thick 8vo, pp.599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, map endpaper, grey cloth; dust jacket & cloth new #21894 $49.95 $29.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. Note: This is the hardcover edition of which only 500 were produced! This is the third of Cook’s books to be speciall[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary ed, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #24176 $19.95 $13.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. This is the third of Cook’s books to be specially reprinted. To see all of our Sale Items,
My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy
1913 Kennerley NY & London 3rd prtg, 60th Thousand, 8vo, pp.xx, 618, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1914, cloth w/ light edge wear, tight, vg #9086 $195.00
Narrative of Cook's sledge journey from Etah, across Ellesmere Island to Axel Heiberg, and on to the Pole. This edition contains three additional appendices by Cook, Balch, and High. AB 3389.[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy
1911 Polar Pub NY 1st, 4to, pp.xx, 604, frontis, 49 bw photos, brown cloth; xlib, cloth miss ¾” section top spine w/ tape added, front cover & spine separated, internal lib markings, good+ #18993 $119.00 $99.00
Narrative of Cook's sledge journey from Etah, across Ellesmere Island to Axel Heiberg, and on to the Pole. AB 3389.[read more]

Return from the Pole: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. Return from the Pole
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 325, 22 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25468 $29.95 $23.95
A quality reprint of Cook’s original work published in 1951. In addition to the full original text, this also includes a new afterword. In an attempt to clear his name this was Cook's final work on his attainment of the North Pole. This hardcover edition is limited to only 300 copies. To see a[read more]

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