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Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle: Horn, Mike
Horn, Mike Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 19 color photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24740 $27.95
In August 2002, Horn set out to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle – alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transport. This is his gripping account of the 27-month expedition by foot, ski, mountain bike, kayak, catamaran, and monohull sailboat[read more]

Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad: Howard, Tony
signedHoward, Tony Quest into the Unknown: My Life as a Climbing Nomad
2019 UK 1st, ltd signed ed n/200, 8vo, pp.x, 425, 103 color & 12 bw photos, black cloth; signed on limitation page, dj & cloth new #27531 $59.95
Howard rose to fame in 1965 as a member of a group of young climbers from northern England who made the first British ascent of Norway’s Troll Wall; a climb described by Joe Brown as, ‘One of the greatest ever achievements by British rock climbers’. Tony went on to design the modern sit harness, now[read more]

Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975: Hunt, William R.
Hunt, William R. Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975
1975 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 395, 19 bw photos, green cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27508 $9.00
The Aleutian-Commander Islands stretch from the Alaskan peninsula west for about two thousand miles, all but enclosing the Bering Sea, the passage to the Arctic Ocean and to Asia. Waters of the sea wash two continents: Asia and North America. Though little of its human drama has been chronicled, thi[read more]

Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxxii, 588, 34 bw photos, 13 maps, wraps; new #17326 $14.95 $11.95
Huntford's classic work contrasts the differing styles of Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in their epic, and tragic, race to be the first to the South Pole. This was orignially titled 'Scott and Amundsen'. To see all of our Sale Ite[read more]

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster
Image size 25.5” x 17”, Poster size 27” x 19.5”, text states “Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Endurance beset in ice, Weddell Sea, April 1915”, black & white w/ black margins, thick paper stock; new #21117 $19.95 $16.95
Another great image of Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ prior to its sinking in the Weddell Sea. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terri[read more]

Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey Poster
Image 27"x17.75”, Poster 27”x19.5”, text states “Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey The James Caird is launched from Cape Wild, Elephant Island to begin the desperate 800-mile journey to South Georgia”, b/w w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22528 $19.95 $16.95
This famous image shows Sir Ernest Shackleton and a portion of the crew of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launching their lifeboat James Caird from Elephant Island. Their journey to South Georgia was a marvelous feat of open ocean navigation. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and[read more]

Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Poster
Image size 17.25” x 22.75”, Poster size 19” x 27”, text states “Sir Ernest H. Shackleton ‘Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour’”, sepia toned w/ cream-colored margins, thick paper stock; new #21118 $19.95 $16.95
This is a classic portrait image of Sir Ernest H. Shackleton, leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived th[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Huston, dj & cloth new #26445 $49.00 $35.00
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed by Huston & Fish, dj & cloth new #25979 $59.95
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
2008 Australia 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 83 bw photos, 35 illus, 8 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25424 $26.95
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – he was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditio[read more]

The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter Journey Across the Tundras and a Soujourn among the Samoyans: Jackson, Frederick George
Jackson, Frederick George The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter Journey Across the Tundras and a Soujourn among the Samoyans
1895 Macmillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 297, 2 pgs ads, frontis, 45 illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth pulled top spine, edge & corner wear, school bookplate front pastedown, rear hinge starting, maps w/ original folds, good #26129 $125.00
British explorer Jackson spent years exploring the Arctic regions. This is his account of a 3000-mile sledge journey across the frozen tundra of Siberia in 1893, in winter. The primary objective of this expedition was to test a variety of equipment, clothing and food under Arctic winter conditions[read more]

Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration
2018 UK 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.71, 55 bw photos, figs, wraps; new #27427 $23.95
This is a fascinating account of the development of the use of huskies who first stepped ashore in Antarctica on February 17, 1899 and left their paw marks on the ice for the very last time 95 years later in 1994. It includes the history of huskies used by Australian Douglas Mawson, Norwegian explor[read more]

Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition: Jensen, David
signedJensen, David Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition
2015 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.184, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 5 plans, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #26981 $39.95
In 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson left Hobart on the Aurora, headed for Antarctica. Much is known about Mawson and tales of his exploits are often retold. But Mawson did not go alone. What of the men who set off with him and without whom he could have achieved little?[read more]

Johnson, Clive The Devil’s Labyrinth: Encounters with the Arctic
1995 UK 1st, 8vo, 32 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #11546 $39.95 $35.95
Johnson and his two companions attempted to reach the North Pole the old fashioned way, hauling sledges across the ice, with the assistance of parawings.[read more]

Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis: Johnson, Robert E., et al.
Johnson, Robert E., et al. Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis
1984 Horn of the Moon Montpelier 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 39, 17 bw illus, 2 tables, 5 maps, wraps; new #24120 $9.00
Schwatka, was a West Point graduate and cavalry lieutenant in the Indian Wars (1871-75). He later led an Arctic overland expedition (1878-80) to search for clues to the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew. This was the longest sledge trip ever made, over 3100 miles, and made his reputa[read more]

Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer: Jones, Aubrey
Jones, Aubrey Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 209, 47 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25961 $37.95
Koettlitz, a British physician, was a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97) to Franz Josef Land serving as both physician and geologist. During this expedition he fine-tuned his measures to prevent scurvy, became an experienced ski runner, dog and pony handler, and expert in polar s[read more]

The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice: Jones, Max
Jones, Max The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 352, 56 bw photos, 7 figs, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23029 $39.95
Jones examines why the death of Scott and his men on their return from the South Pole caused such a sensation 90 years ago. By drawing on a wealth of previously unused papers he challenges several stereotypes concerning Scott’s motives and the aftermath of his death. An interesting book, ten years[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills
Joyce, Ernest E. Mills The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
2017 UK 1st thus, ltd ed 300 numbered copies, 8vo, pp.xxi, 220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, errata slip, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27342 $59.95
The first facsimile edition of Joyce’s incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic as a member of Sc[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills.
signedJoyce, Ernest E. Mills. The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
1929 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, gilt lettered spine, light blue cloth; inscribed “To Harry, From Yr Ould Penguin Joycey, Antarctica 1901-4 1907-9 1914-17 London 22-3-30” on half-title, cloth rubbed, front hinge starting, very good #20109 $1,745.00 $1,695.00
A Signed Copy of Joyce’s Ross Sea Party Narrative The incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic[read more]

K2. K2: 1954-1994
1994 La Montagne Paris 1st, 4to, pp.16-25, 10 color & 2 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; entire issue, fine. #21839 $25.00
This issue of La Montagne has a special arcticle devoted to K2. In French, no English translation.[read more]

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