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Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #14809 $29.00
The first biography of Worsley, one of New Zealand’s greatest adventurers and a man regarded by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘one of my heroes’. Born in Akaroa in 1872, he went to sea aged 15 as an apprentice on the sailing ships working between New Zealand and Britain. Worsley became the captain of Sir[read more]

Mostly Mischief: Voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mostly Mischief: Voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic
1966 Hollis & Carter London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 22 bw photos, 4 charts, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj rubbed, spine faded, clipped, vg-, cloth fine #22166 $85.00
This is the fourth of Tilman’s ‘Mischief’ titles. Here he recounts four voyages – Bylot Island (1963), East Greenland (1964, 1965), and Heard Island (1964-5).[read more]

Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56: Trendall, Alec
signedTrendall, Alec Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56
2011 Pvt Pub Australia Ltd ed 200, 4to, pp.216, frontis sketch, 107 color & 6 bw photos, 2 illus, 9 color maps, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth bumped from shipping, else new #25890 $125.00
The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, about 170 kilometres long and up to 30 kilometres wide, lies at the southern end of the Atlantic Ocean, about 2000 kilometres east of Cape Horn. Its icy mountain spine rises nearly 3000 metres out of the ocean, like a misplaced section of the Alps. The is[read more]

Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbott Ice Shelf to Zooplankton: Trewby, Mary
Trewby, Mary Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbott Ice Shelf to Zooplankton
2002 Firefly Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 198 color & 47 bw photos, 3 maps, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #23994 $35.00 $29.00
A nicely-illustrated reference to major Antarctic terms.[read more]

1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica: Turney, Chris
Turney, Chris 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 3 bw photo, 4 bw illus, 4 maps, appendix, red/white cloth; dj & cloth new #26229 $26.95
“The South Pole Discovered,” trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen’s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representin[read more]

Wild Country: The Man who made Friends: Vallance, Mark
Vallance, Mark Wild Country: The Man who made Friends
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 57 color & 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27105 $29.95
In early 1978, an extraordinary new invention for rock climbers was featured on the BBC television science show Tomorrow’s World. It was called the ‘Friend’, and it not only made the sport safer, it helped push the limits of the possible. The company that made them was called Wild Country, the brain[read more]

Van der Merwe, Pieter, ed South: The Race to the Pole
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 24 color & 105 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new. #21230 $29.95
A nice book done in conjunction with the UK’s hugely successful National Maritime Museum exhibit on the Antarctic. Includes chapters on the epic expeditions of Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen. Features crew lists, biographies, previously unpublished photographs, and items sold over the past few yea[read more]

My Life of Adventure: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. My Life of Adventure
1995 Stackpole Harrisburg 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 56 bw photos, red/blue cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #27437 $39.00
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He also ran dog teams in a professional capacity as part of a search and rescue unit in World War II, in sporting events like the Olymp[read more]

With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930
1990 Stackpole Harrisburg 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 197, 34 bw photos, map, tan/blue cloth; inscribed 11 May 1993, dj w/ several spots of green paint(?) to bottom edge, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ slight chipping to ffep, tight, fine #11101 $9.95
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He was a dogsled driver on Byrd's expedition and was chief dog driver of the geological survey party which discovered Amundsen’s cairn.[read more]

Whalers of the Midnight Sun: A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic: Villiers, Alan
Villiers, Alan Whalers of the Midnight Sun: A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic
1934 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.285, frontis, 9 woodcuts, map eps, dec yellow cloth; dj w/ edge tears, clipped, good+, cloth vg #27471 $15.00
This adventure novel charts the voyage of a fleet of seven ships in a Norwegian whaling expedition near the South Pole. The main characters of the book are a group of young boys who sign on for the expedition in Hobart, Tasmania. “Mr. Villiers interweaves a fascinating documentary account of modem w[read more]

Portrait of Antarctica: Walton, Kevin, et al.
Walton, Kevin, et al. Portrait of Antarctica
1984 Philip London reprint, 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 90 color & 94 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9353 $25.00
A photo book with a terrific selection of expedition photos from 1934 to 1983, from dogs to skidoos.[read more]

The Daily Journal of an Antarctic Explorer 1956-1958: Warren, Guyon
Warren, Guyon The Daily Journal of an Antarctic Explorer 1956-1958
2014 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 392, map frontis, 92 color & 57 bw photos, plan, 1 color & 8 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27015 $44.95
Guyon Warren was one of a small group of men who spent 15 consecutive months in the Antarctic in the late 1950s. He helped establish Scott Base, right from the construction of the first hut. However, it is with his explorations out on the ice that he made his greatest contribution. Learning about th[read more]

Hillary’s Antarctica: Adventure, Exploration and Establishing Scott Base: Watson, Nigel & Jane Ussher
Watson, Nigel & Jane Ussher Hillary’s Antarctica: Adventure, Exploration and Establishing Scott Base
2018 NZ 1st, square 8vo, pp.239, 119 color & 37 bw photos, 5 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ light rubbing to corners, else new #27589 $34.95
Sir Edmund Hillary’s exploits in Antarctica include the riveting story of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition and the establishment of Scott Base. Written by Nigel Watson of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, and illustrated with Jane Ussher’s stunning photographs, historic images, and never-before-seen ep[read more]

Scott Base Antarctica: The Early Years: Webster, Don
Webster, Don Scott Base Antarctica: The Early Years
2018 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 268, 251 color & 113 bw photos, 10 plans, 6 maps, appendices, errata slip, wraps; new #27658 $59.95
For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scott Base. It was barely two years after Sir Edmund Hillary’s record-breaking 1957-58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Webster descr[read more]

The Story of the “Quest” will be told by …: Wild, Frank
Wild, Frank The Story of the “Quest” will be told by …
[1923 London 4to, pp.4, 6 bw photos, printed in red and black; new #27309 $15.95
The Quest, under the command of Ernest Shackleton, sailed from St Katherine’s Dock, London on 17 September 1921. This was Shackleton’s 4th Antarctic journey, the purpose of which was ostensibly to circumvent the Antarctic continent, looking for lost sub-polar islands. Shackleton was not well—and he [read more]

Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans: Williams, Isobel
signedWilliams, Isobel Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 31 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; signed, new #25950 $29.95
Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain’s Scott’s ‘giant worker’ and his ‘invaluable assistant’. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s – the ‘Discovery’ expedition of 1901 and the ‘Terra Nova’ expedition in 1910 – distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, wit[read more]

With Scott in the Antarctic: Edward Wilson - Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: Williams, Isobel
signedWilliams, Isobel With Scott in the Antarctic: Edward Wilson - Explorer, Naturalist, Artist
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 28 bw photos, 4 maps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25110 $39.95
Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his Antarctic expeditions: as Junior Surgeon and Vertebrate Zoologist on the Discovery Expedition (1901-4) and Chief of Scientific Staff on the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-13). The only officer with Scott, he formed a close and influ[read more]

William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero: Williams, Isobel & John Dudeney
signedWilliams, Isobel & John Dudeney William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 35 bw photos, 11 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Williams & Dudeney, dj & cloth new #27371 $39.95
William Speirs Bruce was a Scottish nationalist and naturalist who led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902–04) as well as participating in or leading many other polar expeditions from 1892 through to 1919, particularly to Spitsbergen. He is now largely forgotten compared with the ‘great[read more]

Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition: Wilson, D. M.
signedWilson, D. M. Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition
2009 UK Ltd numbered ed of 150 copies, 4to, pp.168, color frontis, 39 color & 400 bw photos, 37 color & 38 bw illus, 3 plans, 7 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, page-ribbon, black slipcase & silver dec black cloth; signed, box, slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26033 $375.00
Nimrod Illustrated celebrates the centenary of one of the most exciting expeditions of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. This is a remarkable collage of expedition photographs, paintings and ephemera in a deliberate reminiscence of the expedition scrapbooks kept by so many of the expedition [read more]

Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition: Wilson, D. M.
Wilson, D. M. Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition
2009 UK 1st, 4to, pp.168, color frontis, 39 color & 400 bw photos, 37 color & 38 bw illus, 3 plans, 7 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25841 $79.95
Nimrod Illustrated celebrates the centenary of one of the most exciting expeditions of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. This is a remarkable collage of expedition photographs, paintings and ephemera in a deliberate reminiscence of the expedition scrapbooks kept by so many of the expedition [read more]

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