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The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains: Stump, Edmund
Stump, Edmund The Roof at the Bottom of the World: Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.xv, 254, photo frontis, 105 color & 1 bw photos, 2 figures, 33 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25866 $29.95
The Transantarctic Mountains are the most remote mountain belt on Earth, an utterly pristine wilderness of ice and rock rising to majestic heights and extending for 1,500 miles. Stump is the first to show us this continental-scale mountain system in all its stunning beauty and desolation, and the f[read more]

Glacier Island: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955: Sutton, George
Sutton, George Glacier Island: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955
1957 Chatto & Windus London 1st, 8vo, pp.224, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, yellow cloth; dj w/ edge tears/wear, taped tear, unclipped, good, cloth rubbed, pencil notation on ffep, very good #10147 $19.00
This five-man expedition was the first to enter the Antarctic regions with mountaineering as its primary objective, climbing in the Allardyce Range in central South Georgia. They made the first ascent of Mt. Brooker (1880m) and attempted Mt. Paget (2935m) and Mt. Sugartop (2325m). Karrow 694, Meadow[read more]

An Alien in Antarctica: Reflections upon Forty Years of Exploration and Research on the Frozen Continent: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles An Alien in Antarctica: Reflections upon Forty Years of Exploration and Research on the Frozen Continent
1997 McDonald & Woodward Blacksburg 1st, 4to, pp.xviii, 215, 57 color & 17 b/w photos, 10 maps, green cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9336 $49.00 $39.00
Swithinbank, an eminent British glaciologist, has had more places named after him than any living explorer. This is a first-person narrative of his experiences, working with the US Antarctic Research Program over a span of 40 years, from digging snow pits and hand coring-holes, dangling from a heli[read more]

Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member
1999 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 260, 99 bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25919 $37.95
In 1948 when Charles Swithinbank was still an undergraduate at Oxford, he applied to join the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition. A year later, he was the youngest member of the expedition as he set out to spend two years in the splendid isolation of Antarctica. This is the human story o[read more]

In the Shadow of Ben Nevis: Sykes, Ian
signedSykes, Ian In the Shadow of Ben Nevis
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 242, 64 color & 2 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27081 $25.95
In 1959, sixteen-year-old Ian ‘Spike’ Sykes left school and, after a short period of work at Leeds University, joined the RAF. Already a keen climber, he signed up on the promise of excitement and adventure and was posted to the remote RAF Kinloss Mountain Rescue Team in the north of Scotland. It wa[read more]

Nazi Antarctic Exploration: Hitler’s Escape to South America and Secret Nazi Bases in Antarctica: Szabo, Ladislas
signedSzabo, Ladislas Nazi Antarctic Exploration: Hitler’s Escape to South America and Secret Nazi Bases in Antarctica
2022 UK 1st, 4to, pp.107, 54 bw photos, 3 illus, plan, 2 bw maps, pictorial cloth; signed by publisher, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27811 $49.95
The first English translation of Szabo’s original French work titled ‘Je sais Que Hitler est Vivant’, published in 1947, in which he espouses the theory that Hitler escape from Germany following the war. Within the pages of this fully illustrated book you will be able to follow the author's detai[read more]

S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship: Tarver, Michael C.
Tarver, Michael C. S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship
2006 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 109 bw photos, 2 plans, 3 sketches, 13 maps, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24750 $69.95
The SS Terra Nova, a large and powerful steam whaler, was seconded from the seal fishery in Newfoundland as relief ship for the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904) and for the US Fiala-Ziegler Expedition (1903-1905) Her most famous role was for three years as expedition ship for Capta[read more]

Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin: Taylor, Andrew
Taylor, Andrew Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 6 color & 85 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 plans, 5 maps, green cloth; dj & cloth new #27343 $74.95
Andrew Taylor, the field commander of Operation Tabarin was one of the forgotten heroes of Antarctic exploration. Early in 1944, nine men landed on a tiny, barren island off the west coast of the Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. Armed with only a small assortment of rifles and pistols and with a[read more]

Antarctic Adventure and Research: Taylor, Griffith
Taylor, Griffith Antarctic Adventure and Research
1930 Appleton NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 245, 18 illus, 16 maps, red cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, corners chipped, vg, cloth spine lightly faded, name on title page, fine #26710 $95.00
Taylor served as geologist with Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) and led the Western Journeys. Here he describes the history, climate, geography and resources of the Antarctic regions. AB-USN 17.246, Meadows 209, Renard 1577, Rosove 1318, Spence 1185.[read more]

Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef: Thomson, Alexa
Thomson, Alexa Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef
2005 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.317, map, wraps; new #24159 $17.95
Thomson, a former cook turned web designer, wrangled a job as cook at a seasonal camp in Dronning Maud Land. She describes spending three months, as one of the few women in a male-domiated world, adapting to the harsh environment and creating five-star meals for scientists and explorers.[read more]

Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 27 bw photos, map, wraps; light corner bump, else new #25701 $29.95
In 1957 on the Antarctic Plateau Sir Edmund Hillary raced his expedition leader, Vivian Fuchs, to the South Pole for reasons that were never fully explained. Hillarys spin was that the Pole was there and he had time and fuel to get there first: so he did. Hillary’s actions threw Fuchs’ Trans Antar[read more]

Lost… The Antarctic Diary of Thomas Orde Lees: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Lost… The Antarctic Diary of Thomas Orde Lees
2020 UK Ltd ed 275, thick 8vo, pp.x, 498, 18 color & 68 bw photos, 3 sketches, plan, 3 maps, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #27713 $89.95
First Publication of Orde Lees’ Endurance Diary The story of Shackleton and his Endurance adventure is very well known in the canon of Antarctic literature. His attempt to cross the Antarctic continent failed spectacularly. When the ship was crushed, he and his crew made their way to the desolati[read more]

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]

The Eighth Summit: Row the Atlantic, Race to the South Pole, Conquer Yourself: Van Kets, Peter
Van Kets, Peter The Eighth Summit: Row the Atlantic, Race to the South Pole, Conquer Yourself
2014 South Africa 1st, 8vo, pp.223, 56 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #27864 $29.95
A teacher in East London with a fondness for the ocean, Kets was given a rare chance to compete in the 2007 Atlantic Rowing Race. His decision to grasp this opportunity would change his life. Together with Bill Godfrey, he rowed across the Atlantic and won against the odds. Then he came back two [read more]

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