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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]

Third American Karakoram Expedition 1953 Print Set: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee Third American Karakoram Expedition 1953 Print Set
8½" x 11", set of 10 color prints, ltd numbered ed of 100; signed, new #24103 $350.00
This limited edition set consists of all 10 watercolor images created by Dee Molenaar during the 1953 Third American Karakoram Expedition to K2. The images show Skyang Kangri, Trango Peaks, Trango Towers, Paiju, Broad Peak, China from Windy Gap, K2 Base Camp, Godwin-Austen Glacier, Camp V, and Camp [read more]

View of Camp V on K2 Poster: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee View of Camp V on K2 Poster
Print size 11" x 15½", unlimited edition, color w/ white margins; signed, rolled, new #24105 $75.00
This view of Camp V was painted on site and is one of ten created while on the expedition. Dee Molenaar is well known as a mountaineer, geologist, and alpine artist. He is also a former summit guide and park ranger at Mount Rainier, and authored the award-winning book 'The Challenge of Rainier'[read more]

View of Camp VIII on K2 Poster: Molenaar, Dee
signedMolenaar, Dee View of Camp VIII on K2 Poster
Print size 11" x 15½", unlimited edition, color w/ white margins; signed, rolled, new #24106 $75.00
This view of Camp VIII was painted from memory while Dee was stormbound at the camp for 10 days during a blizzard. This image depicts one lone tent. Following the expedition, Dee viewed a slide of the site and painted another version showing all four expedition tents. This is one of the two highest [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]

Erebus: The Ice Dragon – A Portrait of an Antarctic Volcano: Monteath, Colin
signedMonteath, Colin Erebus: The Ice Dragon – A Portrait of an Antarctic Volcano
2023 NZ Ltd Boxed Ed n/100, 8vo, pp.352, photo frontis, 113 color & 45 bw photos, 31 color & 25 bw illus, 2 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth, pictorial slipcase; signed Monteath & Adele Jackson, slipcase & cloth new #27879 $245.00
Haunting and searingly beautiful, Antarctica’s Mount Erebus has attracted explorers, mountaineers, artists, and scientists; each drawn to the mountain by their own particular vision or curiosity. The mountain is a truly unique geological phenomenon — an active volcano sheathed in ice, with hundreds [read more]

Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands: Monteath, Colin
signedMonteath, Colin Under a Sheltering Sky: Journeys to Mountain Heartlands
2003 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.240, 250 color photos, 12 color maps, cloth; signed, numbered bookplate, dj corner(s) bumped from shipping else dj & cloth new. #23018 $89.95
Monteath is one of New Zealand's best known photographers and writers specialising in the world's polar and mountain regions. A mountaineer for 35 years, Colin has taken part in mountaineering and trans-alpine expeditions on every continent. Among his many ascents in New Zealand he lists 13 climbs[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]

Reflections on High Places: Morton, Hugh W.
Morton, Hugh W. Reflections on High Places
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 195, 25 color photos, sketch, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27788 $27.95
In 1986, while on a trek in the Himalaya, adventurer Morton came face-to-face with Everest, an event that would dramatically change the course of his life. At 39-years-old, an age when many mountaineers are retiring, Hugh began a 30-year odyssey that would have him climbing major mountains around th[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]

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]

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]

Edge of the World: Ross Island, Antarctica. A Personal and Historical Narrative: Neider. Charles
Neider. Charles Edge of the World: Ross Island, Antarctica. A Personal and Historical Narrative
1974 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 461, 33 color & 12 bw photos, 14 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth w/ some spots to edges, tight, near fine #16762 $9.00
A good book of life at McMurdo Station. The author also describes his survival of a helicopter crash on Mount Erebus. Spence 843.[read more]

Southern Light: Images from Antarctica: Neilson, David
Neilson, David Southern Light: Images from Antarctica
2012 Australia 1st, square 4to, pp.306, photo frontis, 4 color & 3 bw gatefolds, 125 color & 102 bw photos, 5 color maps, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26642 $84.95
Neilson, an experienced mountaineer, rock climber, author and photographer, presents a stunning, large-format book showcasing the beauty of Antarctica. For this project, Neilson embarked on six journeys to Antarctica (Mawson Station 1990-91, 2004-05, Antarctic Peninsula 2006, 2008, Ross Sea 2009) a[read more]

Antarctica, Or Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole: Nordenskjöld, Dr. N. Otto G. & Dr. Joh. Gunnar Andersson
Nordenskjöld, Dr. N. Otto G. & Dr. Joh. Gunnar Andersson Antarctica, Or Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole
1977 C. Hurst London facs ed, 8vo, pp.xviii, 608, frontis, 224 bw illus, 4 bw maps (2 fldg), blue cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth slightly rippled on front, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, near fine #24623 $75.00
Nordenskjöld (1869 – 1928) was a Finnish and Swedish geologist, geographer, and polar explorer. He led the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the ship ‘Antarctic’, on the opposite side of the continent from Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition. The expedition visited the Falkland Is[read more]

“Antarctic” Zwei Jahre in Schnee und Eis am Südpol [“Antarctic” Two Years in Snow and Ice at the South Pole]: Nordenskjöld, Dr. Otto, J. Gunnar Andersson, C. A. Larsen, & C. Skottsberg
New Nordenskjöld, Dr. Otto, J. Gunnar Andersson, C. A. Larsen, & C. Skottsberg “Antarctic” Zwei Jahre in Schnee und Eis am Südpol [“Antarctic” Two Years in Snow and Ice at the South Pole]
1904 Dietrich Reimer Berlin 1st German ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xxii, 373, frontis, 1 photo plate, 132 bw photos, 6 illus, plan, 3 maps, vol II pp.v, 411, photo frontis, 1 photo plate, 106 bw photos, 16 illus, 2 plans, 7 maps (4 color, 2 fldg in back), dec green cloth; xlib, in custom oatmeal-cloth solander box w/ red leather spine label, fine, cloth rubbed/spines darkened, vol I frontis loose, ‘Cancelled’ stamp on both title pages, maps w/ orig folds/no tears, very good #27770 $195.00
Nordenskjöld (1869 – 1928) was a Finnish and Swedish geologist, geographer, and polar explorer. He led the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the ship ‘Antarctic’, on the opposite side of the continent from Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition. The expedition visited the Falkland Is[read more]

The Geography of the Polar Regions consisting of A General Characterization of Polar Nature and A Regional Geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic: Nordenskjöld, Otto & Ludwick Mecking
Nordenskjöld, Otto & Ludwick Mecking The Geography of the Polar Regions consisting of A General Characterization of Polar Nature and A Regional Geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic
1928 American Geographical Society NY Special Pub #8, 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 359, 106 bw photos, 5 figs, 6 tables, 23 maps, grey cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth spine slightly darkened, rubbed, tight, very good #26718 $34.95
Initially published as two books (Nordenskjöld’s in Swedish), these two titles were combined to form a companion volume to W. L. G. Joerg’s “Problems of Polar Research” which was published concurrently by the American Geographical Society as Special Publication #7. Karrow 525, Renard 1154, Spence[read more]

Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor: O’Shea, Ian
O’Shea, Ian Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor
2012 UK 1st, Ltd ed #n/250, oblong 16mo, [pp.42], 30 bw illus, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26892 $37.95
On 4 January 1912 Tom Crean, William Lashley and Teddy Evans watched as Robert Scott and the Pole party began their fateful trip. The three men not chosen by Scott to be part of the Pole party turned round and began their march back to Cape Evans, 750 miles away. Eighty-three miles from safety Evans[read more]

Erebus: The Story of a Ship: Palin, Michael
Palin, Michael Erebus: The Story of a Ship
2018 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 334, 38 color & 21 bw photos, 18 illus, 8 maps, appendix, illus eps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #27477 $39.95
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Er[read more]

Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45: Parker, Linda
Parker, Linda Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 332, 105 bw photos, 13 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27611 $49.95
The generation that reached maturity in the interwar years had grown up in the shadow of the heroic age of Polar exploration and the sacrifices of a generation in the Great War. Their own adventures were to prove as astonishing and heroic as those of a previous generation. The members of the Brit[read more]

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