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Southward on the Quest: Shackleton’s Last Antarctic Expedition: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry Southward on the Quest: Shackleton’s Last Antarctic Expedition
2022 UK Ltd numbered facs ed of 275 copies, folio (14” x 11.5”), 8 bw photos, cord-tied wrapper; with New Scala Cinema brochure, facs, pp.16; with advertising flyer, facs, pp.4; with brochure, pp.8, with 12 bw postcards; new #27764 $125.00
When ‘Southward on the Quest’, the film of the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition (1921-22), was released, the Scala Cinema in London issued, to go with the film, “A fine series of Souvenir Pictures of the Shackleton Antarctic Expedition may be had of the Attendants. Price 2/6”. This was a folio[read more]

The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909
1909 Heinemann London see below for full specifications; cloth spines faded, light rubbing, corners bumped, name on ffep of each vol, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good #18997 $1,100.00
1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xlviii, 372, tipped-in photogravure frontis w/ paper guard, 6 color plates w/ paper guard, 125 bw plates, 11 diagrams; vII pp.xv, 418, tipped-in photogravure frontis w/ paper guard, 6 color plates w/ paper guard, 132 bw plates, 38 text illus, 2 fldg panoramas & 3 color f[read more]

Shackleton’s Leven en Reizen [Shackleton’s Life and Travels]: Shackleton, Lady & Hugh Robert Mill
Shackleton, Lady & Hugh Robert Mill Shackleton’s Leven en Reizen [Shackleton’s Life and Travels]
1923 Querido Amsterdam 1st Dutch, 8vo, pp.356, photo frontis, 33 tipped-in bw photos, 4 maps, uncut, brown cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, tight, bookplate, very good #27772 $55.00
Mill wrote the first comprehensive biography of Shackleton (The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1923) at the request of Lady Shackleton. He was librarian for the RGS and a great Antarctic historian. The inclusion of Lady Shackleton’s name as co-author in this edition was in error as she was not liste[read more]

South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Sir Ernest
Shackleton, Sir Ernest South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
1919 Heinemann London 1st ed, 1st imp, 8vo, pp.xxi, 376, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 87 bw photos, 2 sketches, 5 maps (1 fldg), appendices, top edge blue, silver-lettered spine & front, silver decoration of Endurance on front, navy blue cloth; cloth rubbed, w/o errata slip, initials on ffep, page 367/8 w/ repaired tear, map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #25079 $2,500.00
This is Shackleton’s own account of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a historic first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Their fight for survival in the Weddell Sea, following the sinking of their ship “Endurance” is a classic tale. This includes not only the accou[read more]

The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]: Shirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata)
signedShirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata) The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.414, 3 color & 71 bw photos, 4 color & 33 bw illus, 2 color maps, appendicies, red cloth; signed Shibata, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25896 $74.95
Now translated for the first time into English, this is often called the ‘official account’ of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition (JAE) 1910-12. The JAE, under the leadership of army lieutenant Nobu Shirase was the first exploration of Antarctic territory by Japan. After initial scepticism about th[read more]

Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths: Skarung, Per
Skarung, Per Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths
2015 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.109, 11 color & 50 bw photos, 7 bw illus, color map, wraps; new #27559 $24.95
Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen were both experienced expedition leaders with almost identical challenges when they both left for Antarctica in 1910. They established their respective bases in the Bay of Whales and the McMurdo Sound preparing for the final journey to the South Pole in January[read more]

Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer: Smith, Michael
signedSmith, Michael Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
2014 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 443, 50 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26819 $39.95
Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, a tenacious and charismatic personality who became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background with a[read more]

Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic
2004 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 371, 48 bw photos, 11 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23574 $49.95
Sir James Mann Wordie, (1889-1962), was the elder statesman of polar exploration the link between the heroic Edwardian Age of Shackleton and Scott and the mechanised modern era which opened up Antarctica and the Arctic. The remarkable life of one of Scotland's greatest heroes remains surprisingly [read more]

Antarctic Miscellany: Books, Periodicals & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of the Antarctic: Spence, Sydney A.
Spence, Sydney A. Antarctic Miscellany: Books, Periodicals & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of the Antarctic
1980 Simper Surrey 2nd, ltd ed 1000, 8vo, pp.xi, 220, 9 illustrations, green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #9315 $59.00
A valuable reference for Antarctic material listing over 3000 items. This is one of the most commonly referenced bibliographies.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica: Stackpole, Edouard A.
Stackpole, Edouard A. The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica
Nov 1955 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic, CT 1st, 8vo, pp.86, 5 plates, 9 sketches/maps, loose fldg map, gray wraps; light wear, very good #26708 $29.00 $7.65
‘A discussion of some of the lesser known sealing voyages of the early 1820s.’ – Rosove. With the often-missing separate folding map titled ‘Shetlands du Sud et Coté de l’Antarctide Sud-Américaine. 2me Expédition Antarctique Française (1908-1910)’ depicting the South Shetlands and the tip of Palmer [read more]

Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes: Stam, David H.
Stam, David H. Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 253, color frontis, 13 figs, 10 vignettes, map eps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27707 $49.00
Based in part on his own naval experience, including duty in Antarctica, and informed by extensive archival and secondary research, Stam’s book examines the printed needs of several polar expeditions, including those of Adolphus Greely in the International Polar Year 1881-83 in northernmost Canada. [read more]

The Heart and The Abyss: The Life of Felice Benuzzi: Steele, Rory
Steele, Rory The Heart and The Abyss: The Life of Felice Benuzzi
2016 US 8vo, pp.322, 15 bw photos, wraps; new #27783 $29.95
In 1943 Felice Benuzzi broke out of a POW camp to scale the second highest mountain in Africa, with no maps and only hand-made gear, passing through a jungle up to the ice-capped top. Seventeen days later he broke back into the camp and reported to the astonished commandant. His book of this escapad[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]

Stobart, Tom I Take Pictures for Adventure
1958 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 68 bw photos, tan/black cloth; dj rubbed, dampstain on back, vg-, cloth w/ small stain on back, couple of tape marks on eps, vg+. #10139 $15.00
Stobart was the film photographer on the 1953 Everest expedition, as well as in Antarctica, Africa and Australia. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate S169, SB S52, Yak S360.[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]

Herbert Ponting: Scott’s Antarctic Photographer and Pioneer Filmmaker: Strathie, Anne
Strathie, Anne Herbert Ponting: Scott’s Antarctic Photographer and Pioneer Filmmaker
2021 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.271, 24 color & 89 bw photos, 3 bw maps, appendices, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27794 $33.95
On 31 December 1892, 22-year old Herbert Ponting left Liverpool, England, and a secure banking job for a new life in post-Gold Rush California. A decade later, as a self-trained professional photographer, he exhibited in salons and World Fairs, then crossed the Pacific to Asia. In Japan, he photogra[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]

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