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Glimpses of the Barren Lands: Mallet, Captain Thierry
Mallet, Captain Thierry Glimpses of the Barren Lands
1930 Revillon Frères NY Pvt Prt, 1st, 8vo, pp.142, 7 bw photos, uncut, ¼ bound cloth & paper boards; boards w/ light rubbing, wear to corners, tight, vg #27468 $9.00 $7.65
Revillon Frères, the publisher of this book, was a French fur and luxury goods company with over 100 fur trading posts in America, Canada, and Siberia; in competition with the Hudson’s Bay Company. Mallet was a Canadian fur trading post inspector and here presents seven stories based on his journeys[read more]

The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration: Markham, Sir Clements
Markham, Sir Clements The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration
1921 University Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 539, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 27 bw plates, 20 maps, 13 illus, uncut, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth rebound maintaining gilt cover decoration, new eps, tight, fine #14757 $95.00
This history of polar exploration from 1553 to 1918 was highly acclaimed upon its original publication in 1921. Includes a chronology and bibliography. Rosove 1203.[read more]

Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure: Martel, Lynn
Martel, Lynn Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure
2008 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.345, 62 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #25255 $22.95
Martel has interviewed dozens of the most dynamic, creative and accomplished self-propelled adventurers of our time, from skilled weekend warriors to internationally recognized stars of the professional adventure game. Here she has assembled 60 compelling and entertaining stories that uniquely capt[read more]

Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58: Martin, Geoffrey Lee
Martin, Geoffrey Lee Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58
2007 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, 114 color & 16 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #24744 $44.95
On 20 January 1958, Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary met at the South Pole amid a blaze of controversy. It had been intended that Fuchs would be the first to reach the Pole – the halfway point of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition’s crossing of the frozen continent — but Hillary and[read more]

South Georgia: The British Empire’s Subantarctic Outpost – A Synopsis of the History of the Island: Matthews, L. Harrison
Matthews, L. Harrison South Georgia: The British Empire’s Subantarctic Outpost – A Synopsis of the History of the Island
1931 John Wright/Simpkin Marshall Bristol, London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 163, map frontis, 56 bw photos, 20 figs, purple cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, gift inscription dated 1934 on ½ title, tight, fine #26736 $795.00
Matthews was a member of the scientific staff on the Discovery expedition of 1924-27. This is the standard account of South Georgia’s history, prior to Headland’s ‘Island of South Georgia’. Matthews provides a general description of the island, details of early voyages, the sealers, 19th century voy[read more]

The Adelie Blizzard: Mawson’s Lost Newspaper 1913: Mawson, Douglas
Mawson, Douglas The Adelie Blizzard: Mawson’s Lost Newspaper 1913
2010 Australia Standard Ltd ed 450 copies, folio, pp.xxvi, 216, photo frontis, 5 color/bw plates, 26 bw photos, 3 color illus, 3 drawings, 3 color maps, blindstamped grey cloth w/ gilt lettered black leather title patches on spine; issued w/o dj, boards new #25694 $225.00
This facsimile reproduction of the five issues of the Adelie Blizzard newspaper gives insight into the lives of the members of Douglas Mawsons's Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14). Over 200 pages are reproduced in their original size and colours with additional illustrations and maps. The[read more]

The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914: Mawson, Sir Douglas
American Alpine Club LibraryMawson, Sir Douglas The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
[1915] Lippincott Phil 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxx, 349, frontis w/ tissue, 9 color & 143 bw plates, 6 fldg pans, 17 maps/illus, errata; vII pp.xiii, 338, frontis w/ tissue, 12 color & 117 bw plates, 7 fldg pans, 20 maps/illus, 3 color fldg maps in pocket; silver dec blue cloth; cloth w/ labels on both vols, DPL, Gabel & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp on title, copyright pages & top edge, vI frontis separated, rear hinge cracked, vII hinges cracked, both vols bright, vg, maps fine w/ original folds #9232 $295.00 $212.40
Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, is a classic account of early polar exploration. The expedition explored 1500 miles from George V Land to Queen Mary Land, and had a very rough time! This is a great read and one of the classics of polar literature! Spence 773. DPL (Denver[read more]

Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth: Maynard, Jeff
Maynard, Jeff Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 253, 29 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, gray/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27588 $27.95
By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent. And to honor his hero, Wyatt Earp, he would carry Earp’s[read more]

Walking with the Wounded: McCrum, Mark
McCrum, Mark Walking with the Wounded
2012 UK rep, 8vo, pp.viii, 307, 35 color photos, map eps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #25962 $35.95
In April 2011, four British soldiers – each a hero of recent conflicts who suffered devastating injuries in the line of duty – set out on a two-hundred mile trek, unsupported, to the North Pole. It was the culmination of a journey that began long before, when two friends decided to mount an expedit[read more]

The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson: McEwin, Emma
McEwin, Emma The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson
2018 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 180, 15 color & 34 bw photos, wraps; new #27533 $35.95
A national hero, Douglas Mawson is famous as an Antarctic explorer who narrowly escaped death on the ice. Many books have been written about him. Artefacts from his expeditions are on public display and Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison in the Australian Antarctic Territory have been preserved as a heri[read more]

 Lady Franklin’s Revenge: A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History: McGoogan, Ken
McGoogan, Ken Lady Franklin’s Revenge: A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History
2006 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.468, 68 bw photos/illus, 5 maps, appendices, illus eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, clipped, else fine, cloth w/ 2 wear spots to cover, else fine #26786 $39.95 $12.75
Born into a wealthy London family in late-18th-century England, Jane Griffin enjoyed nothing like the opportunities available to men of her class. Yet she became a world traveller, ranging far off the beaten path of Grand-Tour Europe to explore Russia, Greece, the Holy Land and northern Africa. Sh[read more]

Call to the South: A Story of British Whaling in Antarctica: McLaughlin, W. R. D.
McLaughlin, W. R. D. Call to the South: A Story of British Whaling in Antarctica
1962 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.188, 18 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27634 $12.95
An account of a typical British expedition to Antarctica during the 1960-61 whaling season north of the Weddell Sea. It describes every aspect of modern scientific whaling and tells of the men who serve in whaling ships, whose work is so little known to the rest of the world.[read more]

The Antarctic Diary of Archibald Lang McLean: McLean, Archibald
McLean, Archibald The Antarctic Diary of Archibald Lang McLean
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 400, 106 bw photos, 2 maps (1 fldg in pocket), gray cloth; dj & cloth new #27710 $65.95
First Publication of McLean’s Antarctic Diary Archibald Lang McLean (1885-1922) was a graduate in Arts and Medicine at Sydney University who in 1911 applied to join Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) as the expedition’s doctor and bacteriologist. On the expedition he stu[read more]

Shackleton’s Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive: McOrist, Wilson
McOrist, Wilson Shackleton’s Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 362, 20 color & 3 bw photos, 6 illus, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26913 $39.99
The figure of Sir Ernest Shackleton, inflated by time and celebrity, has come to personify the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Whilst the story of his ill-fated 1914-18 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and his crew’s narrow escape from death is legendary, less well known, and told here in[read more]

A Walk to the Pole: To The Heart of Antarctica in the Footsteps of Scott: Mear, Roger & Robert Swan
Mear, Roger & Robert Swan A Walk to the Pole: To The Heart of Antarctica in the Footsteps of Scott
1987 Crown NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 306, photo frontis, 95 color & 11 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9236 $9.00
Account of the 1985 re-creation of Scott's 883 mile trip to the pole. Winner of the 1987 Boardman Tasker Award for Mountaineering Literature. US edition of ‘In the Footsteps of Scott’.[read more]

Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Antarctica: Both Heaven and Hell
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.381, 24 color & 121 bw photos, map, appendix, blue cloth; signed, dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #22142 $79.00
Messner and Arved Fuchs traversed the Antarctic continent on foot in 1990, covering 2800 kilometers at the same time Steger's International Expedition was making its crossing.[read more]

Free Spirit: A Climber's Life: Messner, Reinhold
signedMessner, Reinhold Free Spirit: A Climber's Life
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 29 color & 35 bw photos, 2 maps, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #9902 $115.00
Messner, regarded as one of the best climber’s of all time, presents his autobiography from his early climbs in the Dolomites, to the Himalaya and the 8000-metre peaks, and through his crossing of Antarctica in 1990. Out of print in hardcover. SB M30.[read more]

Free Spirit: A Climber's Life: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Free Spirit: A Climber's Life
1991 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 29 color & 35 bw photos, 2 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj rubbed, 2 small edge tears, vg, cloth fine #11555 $37.00
Messner, regarded as one of the best climber’s of all time, presents his autobiography from his early climbs in the Dolomites, to the Himalaya and the 8000-metre peaks, and through his crossing of Antarctica in 1990. Out of print in hardcover. SB M30.[read more]

Free Spirit: A Climber's Life: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Free Spirit: A Climber's Life
1991 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.250, photo frontis, 29 color & 35 bw photos, 2 maps, photo eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth fine #26837 $35.00 $19.00
Messner, regarded as one of the best climber’s of all time, presents his autobiography from his early climbs in the Dolomites, to the Himalaya and the 8000-metre peaks, and through his crossing of Antarctica in 1990. Out of print in hardcover. SB M30. To see all of our Sale Items,
Moving Mountains: Lessons on Life and Leadership: Messner, Reinhold
Messner, Reinhold Moving Mountains: Lessons on Life and Leadership
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.246, 22 color photos, red cloth; dj & cloth new #20770 $29.00
Messner outlines the lessons he has learned throughout a lifetime of breaking though mental and physical barriers as he has climbed all 14 off the world’s 8000m peaks, the seven summits, and traversed the Antarctic continent.[read more]

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