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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]

Philosophy for Polar Explorers: Kagge, Erling
Kagge, Erling Philosophy for Polar Explorers
2019 US 1st US, small 8vo, pp.xix, 169, 33 color & 3 bw photos, 2 color illus, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27893 $19.95
Kagge, a renowned Norwegian explorer, provides a thoughtful and eloquent meditation on adventure and discovery. He is one of the world’s most accomplished explorers being the first to complete the Three Poles Challenge (North Pole, South Pole, Everest). In this thought-provoking and inspiring boo[read more]

Peary’s Arctic Quest: Untold Stories from Robert E. Peary’s North Pole Expeditions: Kaplan, Susan A. & Genevieve M. LeMoine
Kaplan, Susan A. & Genevieve M. LeMoine Peary’s Arctic Quest: Untold Stories from Robert E. Peary’s North Pole Expeditions
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 189, photo frontis, 58 color & 59 bw photos, color chart, 4 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27791 $26.95
Robert E. Peary made history in 1909 when he returned from the Arctic claiming to have reached the North Pole. Unfortunately, upon his return, he learned that another man, Frederick A. Cook, also claimed to have reached the Pole, and to have done so before Peary. Neither claim has ever been complete[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]

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 Young Man’s Antarctic Discovery: Diary of New Zealander Clarence Hare on Captain Scott’s First Expedition: Lee, Maureen
Lee, Maureen A Young Man’s Antarctic Discovery: Diary of New Zealander Clarence Hare on Captain Scott’s First Expedition
2022 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.173, photo frontis, 7 color & 26 bw photos, appendices, wraps; new #27917 $39.95
Clarence (Clarry) Hare (1880-1967), a likeable young Christchurch man, talked his way into joining Robert Falcon Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) as the steward; and at the age of 20 the youngest member Also on board as the ship departed New Zealand: 46 men, 25 dogs, 3 cats, a[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]

Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk: Levy, Buddy
Levy, Buddy Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 412, photos frontis, 54 bw photos, 3 bw maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27809 $29.95
The true, harrowing story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition and the two men who came to define it. In the summer of 1913, the wooden-hulled brigantine Karluk departed Canada for the Arctic Ocean. At the helm was Captain Bob Bartlett, considered the world’s greatest living ice navigato[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]

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]

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]

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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