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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]

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]

An American’s Grand Slam: A True Adventurer’s Unlikely Journey: Waters, Ryan & Hudson Lindenberger
New Waters, Ryan & Hudson Lindenberger An American’s Grand Slam: A True Adventurer’s Unlikely Journey
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.194, wraps; new #27805 $16.95
On May 6, 2014 Ryan Waters accomplished something that has not been replicated since. He and fellow explorer Eric Larsen stood atop the geographic North Pole, after 53 grueling days battling their way over an ever-melting sheet of ice that fought against them the entire way. By reaching the pole, th[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.
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]

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 p[read more]

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Photographs from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition: Wilson, David M.
Wilson, David M. The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Photographs from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.191, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, sketch, 11 maps, illus eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #25850 $34.95
The official expedition photographer for the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) was Herbert Ponting. However, Ponting was not a member of the Southern Party which set out toward the South Pole. It was under Ponting’s tutelage that Captain Robert Scott learned the intricacies of polar photograp[read more]

Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set A: Natural History: Wilson, Edward
Wilson, Edward Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set A: Natural History
Image size 8.25” x 5.5”, print size 11.75” x 8.25”, color w/ light olive margins; new #26974 $9.95
One of three sets of facsimile reproductions of Wilson’s fabulous watercolours created over the course of his two Antarctic expeditions, 1901-04 and 1910-12. This set focuses on natural history and contains the following six images which are suitable for framing: 1. School of porpoises 2. Sea Le[read more]

Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set B: Landscapes: Wilson, Edward
Wilson, Edward Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set B: Landscapes
Image size 8.25” x 5.5”, print size 11.75” x 8.25”, color w/ light olive margins; new #26975 $9.95
One of three sets of facsimile reproductions of Wilson’s fabulous watercolours created over the course of his two Antarctic expeditions, 1901-04 and 1910-12. This set focuses on landscapes and contains the following six images which are suitable for framing: 1. The Sisters, Cape Adare 2. Penguin[read more]

Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set C: Scenery: Wilson, Edward
Wilson, Edward Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set C: Scenery
Image size 8.25” x 5.5”, print size 11.75” x 8.25”, color w/ light olive margins; new #26976 $9.95
One of three sets of facsimile reproductions of Wilson’s fabulous watercolours created over the course of his two Antarctic expeditions, 1901-04 and 1910-12. This set focuses on scenery and contains the following six images which are suitable for framing: 1. Observation Hill from the foot of Crat[read more]

Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966): Wilson, John
Wilson, John Joy of Mountains – A Climber’s Life: John Harrison (1932 – 1966)
2012 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.256, 45 color & 114 bw photos; 5 color & 21 bw illus, wraps; new #27201 $44.95
John Harrison died in an avalanche in 1966 when he was helping to search for four young climbers missing on the Otira face of Mount Rolleston in Arthur's Pass National Park, NZ. The death of one of the country’s leading climbers while he was on a search and rescue mission shocked the nation. In a no[read more]

Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica – A Reminiscence of Voyageing for 20 Years to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic: Woodfield, Capt. Tom
Woodfield, Capt. Tom Polar Mariner: Beyond the Limits in Antarctica – A Reminiscence of Voyageing for 20 Years to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the Antarctic
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.v, 202, 34 color & 18 bw photos, 3 color maps, wraps; new #27216 $25.95
Captain Woodfield made 20 seasonal voyages to the Antarctic on three research ships between 1955 and 1974. Starting as a Junior Deck Officer he worked for The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey which in 1964 became the British Antarctic Survey. The arts of exploration and survival during his ea[read more]

In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic: Worsley, Henry
Worsley, Henry In Shackleton's Footsteps: A Return to the Heart of the Antarctic
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 233, 32 color & 30 bw photos, graph, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26063 $24.95
The main objective of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) was to reach the South Pole. On January 9th, 1909 Shackleton and his three companions turned back, just 97 miles shy of the Pole. One hundred years later, in October 2008, a team that included descendants of that original pa[read more]

Blazing Ice: Pioneering the Twenty-First Century’s Road to the South Pole: Wright, John H.
Wright, John H. Blazing Ice: Pioneering the Twenty-First Century’s Road to the South Pole
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 295, 20 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26231 $29.95
The Antarctic is the last vast terrestrial frontier. Just over a century ago, no one had ever seen the South Pole. Today odd machines and adventure skiers from many nations converge there every summer, arriving from numerous starting points on the Antarctic coast and returning some other way. But[read more]

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