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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, wraps; new #25469 $19.95 $13.95
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 softcover edition is limited to only 700 copies. To see a[read more]

Hunt for the Southern Continent: Cook, James
Cook, James Hunt for the Southern Continent
2007 Penguin Books London reprint, 16mo, pp.116, map eps, wraps; new #26877 $9.95
On the second of his three great voyages, James Cook (1728-1779) took on the most frightening of all his challenges - to travel as far south as possible, to regions never before explored, in the hope of finding a new great continent which could be settled by the British. He found the continent - but[read more]

Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
signedCook, Sheldon S. R. Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908
April 2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.102, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, stapled wraps; signed on cover, fine #27179 $19.95
A collection of three papers related to Cook’s claim to have discovered the North Pole and the testimony of the polar Eskimos who were with Cook. Uncommon.[read more]

Sextant, Speeds and Drift: The Polar Journey of Frederick Albert Cook - The Discovery of The North Pole, April 21, 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
signedCook, Sheldon S. R. Sextant, Speeds and Drift: The Polar Journey of Frederick Albert Cook - The Discovery of The North Pole, April 21, 1908
c2009 Atlanta 4to, pp.81, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, stapled wraps; signed, fine #27180 $19.95
An extensive paper written to refute Robert Bryce’s book ‘Cook & Peary: The Polar Controversy, Resolved’. Uncommon.[read more]

The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
Cook, Sheldon S. R. The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908
2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.60, 2 maps, stapled wraps; damp stained, good #27181 $14.95
Full title - The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908 and His Attainment of The North Pole On April 21, 1908 [read more]

Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin’s Lost Polar Expedition: Cookman, Scott
Cookman, Scott Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin’s Lost Polar Expedition
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 22 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, white cloth; dj new, cloth w/ minor edge spots, else new #18844 $24.95 $16.95
Cookman draws upon original research to offer a new and frightening explanation of what doomed Franklin and his crew in 1848. He also claims the Royal Navy suspected the real cause and covered it up! To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas: Corner, George W.
Corner, George W. Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas
1972 Temple U Press Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 306, photo frontis, 37 bw illus, 6 maps, grey cloth; dj lightly faded on spine, else fine, cloth fine #13715 $9.00
Biography of Elisha Kent Kane with emphasis on his two Franklin search expeditions.[read more]

Race to the Pole: Cracknell, James & Ben Fogle
Cracknell, James & Ben Fogle Race to the Pole
2009 UK 3rd, 8vo, pp.346, 25 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25575 $37.95
Cracknell and Fogle were members of one team, out of six, which participated in the 2009 Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race. This was the first ‘race to the pole’ since Amundsen and Scott in 1911. Their British team came in second, to the Norwegians once again, after skiing and sledging 480 miles fr[read more]

That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi: Crawford, Janet, ed.
Crawford, Janet, ed. That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi
1998 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 24 color & 31 bw photos, drawings, 2 maps in pocket, appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small corner tears to cover, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ name to ffep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #12826 $75.00
The Southern Cross Expedition, led by Carsten Borchgrevink, was the first to winter over on the Antarctic continent. Crawford, Bernacchi’s grand-daughter, here presents a wonderful book composed of extracts from Bernacchi’s unpublished diaries. With extensive notes, appendices, and previously unpubl[read more]

Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary: Curtis, Con
Curtis, Con Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.309, 17 bw photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27420 $29.95
This honest, terrifying as well as humorous account of travelling and working in the magnificence of Antarctica will allow the reader to visualize and feel the harshness and beauty of the great white continent. The main body of the book is the diary account of a two-person deep field research tri[read more]

The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition: Daly, Regina W.
signedDaly, Regina W. The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
2009 UK signed & numbered ed ltd to 450 copies, 8vo, pp.viii, 360, 1 color illus, 53 bw photos, folding color map in back, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25314 $79.00
Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. Shackleton’s emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Wilson, Markham and others during the planning of the British Antarctic Ex[read more]

From South Devon to The South Pol: Davies, Paul
Davies, Paul From South Devon to The South Pol
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp,xiv, 70, photo frontis, 27 color & 63 bw photos, 2 sketches, wraps; new #25691 $19.95
Davies shows the close connection between Plymouth and South Devon to the Heroic Age explorations of Robert Scott’s two expeditions and Ernest Shackleton’s three expeditions. Men from this part of the UK journeyed south on all five of these historic expeditions.[read more]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins: Davis, Lloyd Spencer
Davis, Lloyd Spencer A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 358, 45 color & 16 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27596 $29.95
George Murray Levick was a physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned in the Antarctic, both on Cape Ader and in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Vi[read more]

'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition: Davis, Pamela B.
Davis, Pamela B. 'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition
Nov 1996 Cambridge Review UK extract, 4to, pp.11, 3 bw illus; photocopied extract in plastic binding, new #25912 $6.95
Their last hope was gone. Inside the tent, Scott composed his final thoughts, 'These rough notes', he wrote, 'and our dead bodies must tell the tale...'. Without his 'rough notes', which are anything but, the story of this heroic struggle for life would be lost. 'These Rough Notes' is a theatrica[read more]

Antarctica: A Biography: Day, David
Day, David Antarctica: A Biography
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 614, 29 bw photos, map, map eps, dark blue/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26452 $34.95
In this absorbing work, Day describes in detail two centuries of exploration, scientific investigations, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives around the world, he provides a sweeping history of this vast unconquered land and the dynamic figures that have been drawn to it,[read more]

A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854: De Bray, Emile Frédéric
De Bray, Emile Frédéric A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854
1992 Univ Toronto Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 339, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 12 sketches, 9 maps, appendices, green cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #25768 $29.00
In April 1852, De Bray sailed on board ‘Resolute’ bound for the icy waters north of Canada as part of Sir Edward Belcher’s Arctic Squadron searching for Sir John Franklin, missing since 1845. As the only Frenchman in the expedition he notices and comments on details his fellow officers would have c[read more]

Mysteries of the North Pole: De La Croix, Robert
De La Croix, Robert Mysteries of the North Pole
1954 Muller London 1st, 8vo, pp.216, map frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg- #25712 $5.00
Accounts of the expeditions of Franklin’s Erebus and Terror, Andrée, the Saint Anne, and Nobile’s Italia.[read more]

In the Antarctic: Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition: Debenham, Frank
Debenham, Frank In the Antarctic: Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition
1998 Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, 8vo, pp.146, many illus, illus eps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #14474 $49.00
A delightful work dealing with the lighter side of Scott’s last Antarctic expedition based on Debenham’s three years as the expedition geologist. His collection of stories was the last book written by an expedition member. See Conrad p.174, Karrow 176, Meadows 330, Renard 431, Rosove 90.A1, Spen[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic: Decleir, Hugo ed.
Decleir, Hugo ed. Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
1999 UK 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.v, 208, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, 30 drawings, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15877 $75.00 $59.00
Amundsen served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of scientific vessel to the Antarctic continent. Frederick Cook was the expedition surge[read more]

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