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Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom II Góry Azji [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol. II - Mountains of Asia]: Kielkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al
Kielkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom II Góry Azji [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol. II - Mountains of Asia]
2005 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.805, 112 color & 390 bw photos, 7 illus, 235 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24779 $79.95
Kielkowski spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This second volume consists of over 4300 entries on Asian mountain ranges, major massifs, peaks, valleys, glaciers, geographic and topographic characteristics, rock climbing areas, [read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom I Wprowadzenie [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol I Introduction]: Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al.
Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al. Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom I Wprowadzenie [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol I Introduction]
2003 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 535, 232 color & 396 bw photos, 240 illus, 4 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped from shipping, else new #27616 $59.95
Kielkowski has spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This introductory volume consists of 2400 entries containing general information about the mountains in the fields of geology, plants, animals, geographic and topographic termin[read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom III Góry Europy [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol III Europe’s Mountains]: Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al.
Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al. Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom III Góry Europy [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol III Europe’s Mountains]
2007 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 847, 146 color & 354 bw photos, 139 illus, 221 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped from shipping, else new #27617 $79.95
Kielkowski has spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This third volume consists of over 3900 entries on European mountain ranges, major massifs, peaks, valleys, glaciers, geographic and topographic characteristics, rock climbing a[read more]

Polar Pundit: Reminiscences about Brian Birley Roberts: King, H. G. R. & Ann Savours
King, H. G. R. & Ann Savours Polar Pundit: Reminiscences about Brian Birley Roberts
1995 SPRI Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 140, wraps; new #25913 $13.95
Roberts developed an interest in polar matters at an early age and went on to have a career in both Arctic and Antarctic exploration. He organized and led the Cambridge University Expedition to Vatnajokull in Iceland (1932) and the Cambridge University Expedition to Scoresby Sund in East Greenland [read more]

The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole: Klipper, Stuart D.
Klipper, Stuart D. The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.175, 110 color panorama photos, white cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25263 $39.95
A very nicely presented book of color panoramas of the Antarctic continent. Klipper has traveled to Antarctica six times in twenty years to photograph this astounding body of work, offering a sweeping look at this majestic continent, which has lately become central to global climate change concerns[read more]

Sir Edmund Hillary: Knoop, Faith Yingling
Knoop, Faith Yingling Sir Edmund Hillary
1970 Watts London 1st UK, 8vo, pp.96, 6 bw photos, 14 illus, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ small chip top spine, else fine, cloth fine #26449 $24.00 $9.00
A children’s book overviewing Hillary’s childhood, climbs, Antarctic expedition, and work with the Sherpa. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

South Georgia: Gateway to Antarctica: Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig
Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig South Georgia: Gateway to Antarctica
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 294, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps (1 color fldg), appendix, pale green cloth; dj & cloth new #22749 $45.00
The first English translation of an account of an expedition to South Georgia in 1927-28. The author, together with his wife and a camera-man, explored both the south coast and the little-known interior of the island. They collected many scientific specimens for German museums and made the first f[read more]

Krech, Shepard III A Victorian Earl in the Arctic: The Travels and Collections of the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale 1888-89
1989 Univ Washington Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.207, photo frontis, many color & bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #9197 $25.00
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: Lansing, Alfred
Lansing, Alfred Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.282, 8 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; very good #5682 $12.95 $7.95
Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 was to attempt a crossing of the continent but instead found themselves fighting for survival in the Weddell Sea. Lansing had the benefit of interviewing a number of expedition members who were still alive. A classic account. Conrad p.221, [read more]

On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic: Larsen, Eric
Larsen, Eric On Thin Ice: An Epic Final Quest into the Melting Arctic
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 263, 112 color photos, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight bend to one corner from shipping, else new #27214 $24.95
In March 2014, Eric Larsen and Ryan Waters set out to traverse nearly 500 miles of the melting Arctic Ocean, unsupported, from northern Ellesmere Island to the North Pole. Traveling across the retreating sea ice on skis and snowshoes, and even swimming through semi-frozen Arctic slush, Larsen and Wa[read more]

An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 326, map frontis, 32 bw photos, 6 illus, 16 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25736 $27.95
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, Larson presents the first book to place the famed expeditions of British explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, their Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopo[read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

Antarktis, Antarctica, Antarctique: Lazi, Franz
Lazi, Franz Antarktis, Antarctica, Antarctique
1980 Sigloch Salzburg 1st, oblong 4to, pp.231, photo frontis, 98 color photos (4 fldg), map eps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, shrinkwrapped, cloth new #22036 $25.00 $19.95
A lovely, large-format photo work covering many aspects of the Antarctic. Text in German, English and French.[read more]

In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica: Lecointe, Georges
Lecointe, Georges In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 310, photo frontis, 92 bw photos, 9 figs, map, appendix, dec eps, blue cloth; w/ folder of 5 fldg maps & 5 facs postcards ; w/ Georges Lecointe: The Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-99, 8vo, [pp.20], 43 bw photos, 2 figs, map, wraps; boxed, dj & cloth new #27711 $89.95
First English Translation of 'Au Pays des Manchots' This is an important first English translation of Lecointe’s original expedition account ‘Au Pays des Manchots’, published in 1904. Over 120 years ago a Belgian expedition set sail for the Antarctic. Under the command of Adrien de Gerlache de Go[read more]

A Gun for a Fountain Pen: Antarctic Journal November 1910 – January 1912: Levick, George Murray
Levick, George Murray A Gun for a Fountain Pen: Antarctic Journal November 1910 – January 1912
2012 Australia 1st thus, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 8 color & 38 bw photos, 1 pencil sketches, 3 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26859 $75.00
George Murray Levick (1876 – 1956) was a surgeon and zoologist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). During the course of the expedition he served with the Northern Party, a group led by Lieutenant Victor Campbell with five others (Petty Officers George Abbott & Frank Browning, S[read more]

Lewis, David Voyage to the Ice: The Antarctic Expedition of Solo
1979 ABC Sydney 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 62 color & 6 bw photos, 5 figures, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18740 $25.00
Lewis, a veteran of several Antarctic voyages, let this eight person 1977-78 expedition.[read more]

Icebound in Antarctica: Lewis, David & Mimi George
Lewis, David & Mimi George Icebound in Antarctica
1987 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 242, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9203 $15.00
Account of six people sailing to, and wintering over in, Antarctica and the resulting human behavior.[read more]

Lewis, David & Mimi George Icebound in Antarctica
1987 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 242, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #14455 $22.00 $19.00
Account of six people wintering over and the resulting human behavior.[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
1983 Batsford London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.187, 62 bw photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26116 $37.00
‘I am just going outside and may be some time.’ With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as ‘a very gallant gentleman’. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott’s doomed ex[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
2009 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.235, 43 bw photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, wraps; new #25544 $25.95
'I am just going outside and may be some time.' With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as 'a very gallant gentleman'. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott's doomed [read more]

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