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Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.525, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, 2 diagrams, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25869 $74.95
In 1911 Douglas Mawson organised and led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) - a scientific investigation of the Antarctic on a scale never before considered. At the same time it was responsible for the exploration of vastly more territory than any other Antarctic expedition. It consisted [read more]

By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men
2016 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.31, 20 bw photos, map ep, wraps; new #27369 $19.95
Riffenburgh’s booklet, tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-16, in the ‘Endurance’. Ilustrated with Frank Hurley’s poignant images which include crew life, the entrapment of the ‘Endurance’ in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the journey to Eleph[read more]

Exploring Shackleton: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Exploring Shackleton
2015 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.264, 39 color & 260 bw photos, 2 color & 6 bw illus, plan, 7 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27159 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s ‘Exploring Shackleton’ exhibition in 2015-16 to mark the centenary of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). This covers Shackleton’s life and all four of his Antarctic expeditions.[read more]

Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 297, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25088 $39.95
The story of Mawson’s three Antarctic expeditions during which he more than once escaped with his life. 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 Researc[read more]

Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition
2011 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.48, photo frontis, 7 color & 33 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw illus, map eps, card covers; new #26679 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) with chapters on preparations, the voyages, Cape Evans, the southern journey, the pole, the northern party, an[read more]

With Shackleton and Mawson: The Antarctic Diaries of Frank Wild: Riffenburgh, Beau & Angie Butler
Riffenburgh, Beau & Angie Butler With Shackleton and Mawson: The Antarctic Diaries of Frank Wild
2022 UK Ltd ed 300, 8vo, pp.xxi, 253, 130 bw photos, fig, 2 plans, 3 maps (2 color fldg in pocket), blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27762 $75.95
Frank Wild is a name well known to anyone interested in the history of Polar exploration. He was one of only two men — along with Ernest Joyce — to earn the Polar Medal with four clasps. He was also the only man to serve in the Antarctic under the British Empire’s three greats—Scott, Shackleton and [read more]

Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary: Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver
Riffenburgh, Beau & Geir Kløver Eivind Astrup: The Norwegian Ski and Sledge Expert with Peary
2017 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.345, 25 color & 180 bw photos, 1 color & 21 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27557 $37.95
At the end of 1894, Eivind Astrup was the most talked about polar explorer in Norway. Fridtjof Nansen had been away on Fram for more than a year and it would be three years before Roald Amundsen went south on Belgica. Astrup had just returned from his second Greenland expedition with American Robert[read more]

The Photographs of H G Ponting: Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys
Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys The Photographs of H G Ponting
1998 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.136, 71 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #14484 $39.00 $35.95
Herbert Ponting was one of the greatest camera artists of the early 20th century. He is best known for his Antarctic work were he portrayed in vivid detail the lives of the men who went south with Captain Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). However, Ponting was also a world travel[read more]

The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin
Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2018 UK (see below for specs); all 4 volumes encased in grey slipcase; new #27438 $145.00
A Limited-Edition, Two-Diary Boxed Set from Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, 81 bw photos, plan, drawing, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 158, 65 bw photos, drawing, 2 maps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, [read more]

Keep in a Cool Place: The First Winter at Vanda Station, Antarctica: Riordan, Allen J. & Simon K. Cutfield
New Riordan, Allen J. & Simon K. Cutfield Keep in a Cool Place: The First Winter at Vanda Station, Antarctica
2022 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 45 color & 6 bw photos, sketch, 5 figs, 3 tables, 4 color maps, appendices, wraps; new #27942 $31.95
In 1969 Al Riordan, a US Exchange Scientist, joined Simon Cutfield and three other New Zealanders to spend a year at Vanda Station on the shores of Lake Vanda in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. The men lived in a strange world—a snowless place that had not seen a glacier for millions of years, yet la[read more]

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration: Roberts, David
Roberts, David Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
2014 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.368, 36 bw photos, plan, 2 maps, wraps; new #27244 $16.95 $9.95
On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave hi[read more]

Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World: Roberts, David
Roberts, David Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World
2005 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.304, frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 illus, 4 maps, wraps; fine #27904 $9.95
If you liked the Shackleton story you’ll find this one fascinating! Roberts resurrects the amazing story of a Russian ship bound for Arctic walrus-hunting grounds which was blown off course and trapped in the ice off the coast of Spitzbergen, in 1743. Four men went ashore to look for an abandoned hu[read more]

Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica: Rodgers, Eugene
Rodgers, Eugene Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica
1990 Naval Institute Press Annapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light fade line on back, else dj & cloth as new #9290 $29.00
A thorough work based on Byrd's papers at Ohio State University that depicts a different side of expedition life in the Antarctic.[read more]

Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over: Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie”
Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie” Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 406, 82 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #23633 $27.95
Jackie Ronne, wife of Finn Ronne, leader of the 1946-48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, was the first woman to visit and explore Antarctica and to spend an Antarctic winter. She and Finn were the first couple to visit the South Pole and she has since returned 14 times to the continent. Drawin[read more]

Antarctic Command: Ronne, Finn
Ronne, Finn Antarctic Command
1961 Bobbs-Merrill Indianapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 29 bw photos, map, appendix, green cloth; xlib, cloth vg #9291 $5.00 $2.00
Ronne commanded the personnel at Ellsworth Station during the IGY. Spence 988. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd: Rose, Lisle A.
Rose, Lisle A. Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd
2008 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 544, 32 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25015 $34.95
Rose, utilizing Byrd’s recently available papers together with those of his supporters and detractors, presents the first complete, balance biography of one of recent history’s most dynamic figures. Explorer covers the breath of Byrd’s astonishing life, from the early days of naval aviation through[read more]

Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography: Rosove, Michael
Rosove, Michael Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 49, 2 plate leaves (4 color photos), acid-free papers, text in black, red & blue; unbound sheets, new #25472 $19.95
This long-awaited supplement, concerning the same subject period as the original bibliography, ‘Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999’, has resulted from the contributions of over fifty polar book collectors, booksellers, and historians. Heretofore unrecognized publications [read more]

Let Heroes Speak: Antarctic Explorers, 1772-1922: Rosove, Michael
signedRosove, Michael Let Heroes Speak: Antarctic Explorers, 1772-1922
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 359, 25 bw photos, 7 bw illus, 6 maps, blue/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26137 $59.95
The result of 20 years of research, Rosove tells the stories of 25 Antarctic voyages, from Captain James Cook's expedition in 1772 to Shackleton's final expedition in 1922. Included are Cook, Bellingshausen, Biscoe, d’Urville, Wilkes, Ross, Bull, de Gerlache, Borchgrevink, Scott, Drygalski, Nordens[read more]

Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33: Rosove, Michael, ed.
signedRosove, Michael, ed. Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33
2007 US 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 142, 5 color & 3 bw photos, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24703 $49.95 $45.95
On 18 April 1922, just over three months following Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, Emily Shackleton, Sir Ernest’s widow, invited Hugh Robert Mill, the greatest Antarctic historian of his time, to write Sir Ernest’s biography. He wrote back the same day graciously accepting the invitation, and she re[read more]

A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43: Ross, Captain Sir James Clark
Ross, Captain Sir James Clark A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43
1847 Murray London 1st ed, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.lii, 366, frontis, 3 lithos, 1 fldg pan, 7 vignettes, 6 maps (2 fldg), appendices; vII pp.x, 447, 16 ads, frontis, 2 lithos, 12 vignettes, 2 maps, appendices, uncut, blue ribbed cloth w/ gilt illus on cover; cloth expertly rebacked w/ orig spines, repaired corners, new eps, tipped-in bookplate in ea vol, maps/pan w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good+ #25787 $4,900.00
Ross’s expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, which ultimately made the first circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent, was the first to force a way through the Ross Sea. He charted 500 miles of the coastline of Victoria Land and discovered Ross Island, Mt. Erebus, and the edge of the Great Ice[read more]

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