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Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World: Pitzer, Andrea
Pitzer, Andrea Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 302, 11 bw illus, 11 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27927 $28.95
The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploratio[read more]

Ice Cave Print: Ponting, Herbert
Ponting, Herbert Ice Cave Print
Image size 15.5” x 19.5”, Print size 19.5” x 27.25”, black & white w/ white margins, thick paper stock; new #16938 $57.95 $46.36
Herbert Ponting, regarded as one of the greatest camera artists of the early 20th century, served as photographer and artist on Captain Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913. It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegi[read more]

Ice Reflections Print: Ponting, Herbert
Ponting, Herbert Ice Reflections Print
Image size 19.5” x 15.5”, Print size 27.25” x 19.5”, black & white w/ white margins, thick paper stock; new #16939 $57.95 $46.36
Herbert Ponting, regarded as one of the greatest camera artists of the early 20th century, served as photographer and artist on Captain Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1913. It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegi[read more]

The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
April 1926 Duckworth London 7th, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 170 bw photos, black-lettered blue-gray cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, very good+ #26767 $45.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
1922 McBride NY 1st US, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 166 bw photos, 2 drawings, bw map, uncut, gilt-lettered deep blue cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, bp on fep, name on ffep, small separation on rear hinge else tight, very good #27906 $145.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
(Oct) 1921 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 184 bw photos, 2 illus, diary entry, map, gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth; cloth w/ spine evenly faded, 3” repaired tear top spine front edge, 4” repaired tear bottom spine back edge, front hinge starting, name stamp on title page, good #26685 $129.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913 – The Photographs of Herbert Ponting: Ponting. Herbert
Ponting. Herbert With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913 – The Photographs of Herbert Ponting
2004 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, , photo frontis, 2 color & 440 bw photos, 3 maps, photo eps, green cloth; dj & cloth new. #23616 $69.95
Another in a line of terrific, large-format, Antarctic photo books, this documenting the work of Herbert Ponting. Like Frank Hurley, Ponting has left us with a wealth of images covering the important early exploration of the Antarctic continent. This huge collection of images is from the archives [read more]

Antarctica: Porter, Eliot
Porter, Eliot Antarctica
1978 Dutton NY 1st, 4to, pp.168, photo frontis, 87 color photos, 6 maps, map eps, white cloth; cloth w/ rubbing to back cover, name sticker on fep, vg+ #25720 $9.00
Porter’s popular, large-format, photo book depicts the spendors of Antarctica seen during his voyage south aboard the National Science Foundation reseach vessel ‘Hero’.[read more]

Natural Resource Potentials of the Antarctic: Potter, Neal
Potter, Neal Natural Resource Potentials of the Antarctic
1969 American Geographical Soc. Burlington 1st, Publication #4, 4to, pp.viii, 97, 5 bw photos, 2 tables, 7 bw maps, staple-bound wraps; Dept of Geography stamp on cover, tight, fine #27907 $9.00
An interesting item with chapters on costs, minerals, biological resources, long-term storage, ice transport, tourism, and more.[read more]

May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth: Letters of the Lost Franklin Arctic Expedition: Potter, Russell A., Regina Koellner, Peter Carney, & Mary Williamson
Potter, Russell A., Regina Koellner, Peter Carney, & Mary Williamson May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth: Letters of the Lost Franklin Arctic Expedition
2022 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 481, 12 figs, bw map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27810 $47.95
This is a privileged glimpse into the private correspondence of the officers and sailors who set out in May 1845 on the Erebus and Terror for Sir John Franklin’s fateful expedition to the Arctic. The letters of the crew and their correspondents begin with the journey’s inception and early plannin[read more]

Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD: Pound, Reginald
Pound, Reginald Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD
1963 Oxford London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, worn, clipped, good, cloth w/ 2 names, name label on title page, front hinge w/ slight separation, very good #25721 $29.00
Edward (Teddy) Evans (1881-1957) was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. He served as second officer on the Morning, the relief ship of Captain Scott’s first Antarctic expedition (1901-04), and as second-in-command of Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole (1910-13). A[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1967 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine. #12661 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1966 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, underlining, vg+. #17382 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
Priestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1974 C. Hurst London facs reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 382, photo frontis, 147 bw illus, 3 fldg maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, very good, cloth maps w/ original folds & no tears, tight, fine #22212 $89.00
Priestley was a member of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) which encompassed a number of exploration parties which went out from their main base on Ross Island. Priestley and five others (Abbott, Browning, Campbell, Dickason, & Levick) initially set out as the Eastern Party to explore [read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

Alcanzar La Cumbre de Cristal [Reaching the Crystal Summit]: Pujante, Josep A.
Pujante, Josep A. Alcanzar La Cumbre de Cristal [Reaching the Crystal Summit]
2007 Spain 1st, 8vo, pp.249, 22 color & 4 bw photos, color map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25103 $39.00
Pujante, a Spanish neurosurgeon, has climbed Cho Oyu, Everest, as well as the Seven Summits and has written numerous books on climbing. Following his ascent of Cho Oyu he proposed a dual expedition to Aconcagua and Mount Vinson for 1991. On Aconcagua he became lost for three days at 7000m, resulti[read more]

The Ross Dependency in Pictures: Quartermain, L. B.
Quartermain, L. B. The Ross Dependency in Pictures
1965 Antarctic Div Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.34, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; slight browning front/back from exposure, else fine #27908 $17.00
This booklet describes and shows what New Zealand’s Ross Dependency area of Antarctica was like in the mid-1960s.[read more]

Return to Antarctica: The Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott’s Journey to the South Pole: Raeside, Adrian
Raeside, Adrian Return to Antarctica: The Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott’s Journey to the South Pole
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 324, photo frontis, 126 bw photos, 12 illus, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25452 $29.95
In the Antarctic summer of 2008-2009, Raeside travelled to Antarctica to retrace his grandfather’s footsteps and to gain perspective on an adventure of a century ago that challenged men’s courage, strength and sanity. This transports the reader to the very time and place of Scott’s expedition throu[read more]

Blizzard: Race to the South Pole: Rees, Jasper
Rees, Jasper Blizzard: Race to the South Pole
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #24518 $33.95
This book was produced in conjunction with a BBC series which pitted Norwegian Rune Gjeldnes, playing Amundsen, and his team against Britain Bruce Parry, playing Scott, and his team in a recreation of the race to pole. Wearing the same type of clothing as their predecessors, surviving on the same d[read more]

The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17: Richards, R. W.
Richards, R. W. The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17
2003 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.44; 2 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22750 $39.00
Richards was a member of the Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 which saw the dramatic loss of the ‘Endurance’. Had Shackleton been successful in crossing the Antarctic continent they would have met up with the Ross Sea Shore Party whose duty it was to lay depots in anticipati[read more]

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