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Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters: Tabor, James M.
signedTabor, James M. Forever on the Mountain: The Truth Behind One of Mountaineering's Most Controversial and Mysterious Disasters
20007 US 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.xxii, 400, 16 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth w/ name on rear endpaper, fine #25600 $19.00
In the summer of 1967, an Arctic hurricane trapped seven climbers, members of Joe Wilcox’s 12-man expedition, at 20,000’ on Mount McKinley. Ten days passed while the storm raged and, despite the availability of resources, no rescue was mounted and all seven men died; their bodies never recovered. Th[read more]

The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs: With Amundsen’s and Mawson’s Antarctic Expeditions: Tahan, Mary R.
Tahan, Mary R. The Return of the South Pole Sled Dogs: With Amundsen’s and Mawson’s Antarctic Expeditions
2021 Switzerland 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 467, 38 color & 50 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issed w/oo dj, cloth new #27761 $44.95
Tahan documents the return of the surviving sled dogs of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition of 1910–1912 from Antarctica, where they had helped Roald Amundsen become the first human to reach the South Pole. This is the sequel to the highly acclaimed ‘Roald Amundsen’s Sled Dogs: The Sledge Dogs Who H[read more]

S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship: Tarver, Michael C.
Tarver, Michael C. S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship
2006 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 109 bw photos, 2 plans, 3 sketches, 13 maps, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24750 $69.95
The SS Terra Nova, a large and powerful steam whaler, was seconded from the seal fishery in Newfoundland as relief ship for the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904) and for the US Fiala-Ziegler Expedition (1903-1905) Her most famous role was for three years as expedition ship for Capta[read more]

Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin: Taylor, Andrew
Taylor, Andrew Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 6 color & 85 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 plans, 5 maps, green cloth; dj & cloth new #27343 $74.95
Andrew Taylor, the field commander of Operation Tabarin was one of the forgotten heroes of Antarctic exploration. Early in 1944, nine men landed on a tiny, barren island off the west coast of the Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. Armed with only a small assortment of rifles and pistols and with a[read more]

Antarctic Adventure and Research: Taylor, Griffith
Taylor, Griffith Antarctic Adventure and Research
1930 Appleton NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 245, 18 illus, 16 maps, red cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, corners chipped, vg, cloth spine lightly faded, name on title page, fine #26710 $95.00
Taylor served as geologist with Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) and led the Western Journeys. Here he describes the history, climate, geography and resources of the Antarctic regions. AB-USN 17.246, Meadows 209, Renard 1577, Rosove 1318, Spence 1185.[read more]

Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure: Thomas, Lowell
Thomas, Lowell Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure
1961 McGraw-Hill NY 8vo, pp.297, 28 bw photos, blue/marbled cloth; dj torn/taped on back, good+, cloth w/ bookplate, near fine #14337 $12.00
Biography of Wilkins, regarded as the father of Arctic aviation. AB 83513.[read more]

Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef: Thomson, Alexa
Thomson, Alexa Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef
2005 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.317, map, wraps; new #24159 $17.95
Thomson, a former cook turned web designer, wrangled a job as cook at a seasonal camp in Dronning Maud Land. She describes spending three months, as one of the few women in a male-domiated world, adapting to the harsh environment and creating five-star meals for scientists and explorers.[read more]

Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 27 bw photos, map, wraps; light corner bump, else new #25701 $29.95
In 1957 on the Antarctic Plateau Sir Edmund Hillary raced his expedition leader, Vivian Fuchs, to the South Pole for reasons that were never fully explained. Hillarys spin was that the Pole was there and he had time and fuel to get there first: so he did. Hillary’s actions threw Fuchs’ Trans Antar[read more]

Lost… The Antarctic Diary of Thomas Orde Lees: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Lost… The Antarctic Diary of Thomas Orde Lees
2020 UK Ltd ed 275, thick 8vo, pp.x, 498, 18 color & 68 bw photos, 3 sketches, plan, 3 maps, orange cloth; dj & cloth new #27713 $89.95
First Publication of Orde Lees’ Endurance Diary The story of Shackleton and his Endurance adventure is very well known in the canon of Antarctic literature. His attempt to cross the Antarctic continent failed spectacularly. When the ship was crushed, he and his crew made their way to the desolati[read more]

Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #14809 $29.00
The first biography of Worsley, one of New Zealand’s greatest adventurers and a man regarded by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘one of my heroes’. Born in Akaroa in 1872, he went to sea aged 15 as an apprentice on the sailing ships working between New Zealand and Britain. Worsley became the captain of Sir[read more]

Mostly Mischief: Voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mostly Mischief: Voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic
1966 Hollis & Carter London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 22 bw photos, 4 charts, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj rubbed, spine faded, clipped, vg-, cloth fine #22166 $85.00
This is the fourth of Tilman’s ‘Mischief’ titles. Here he recounts four voyages – Bylot Island (1963), East Greenland (1964, 1965), and Heard Island (1964-5).[read more]

At the Edge: A Life in Search of Challenge: Trafton, Stephen J.
Trafton, Stephen J. At the Edge: A Life in Search of Challenge
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.243, photo frontis, 116 color & 2 bw photos, 10 color maps, wraps; bump to bottom corner, else new #27355 $39.95
Steve Trafton has always lived life on the edge. Whether it is shattering the world land speed record at the age of sixty-four or facing the US government in court, Trafton is always up for new challenges and adventures. In his autobiography, Trafton takes you on some of his most harrowing expedi[read more]

Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56: Trendall, Alec
signedTrendall, Alec Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56
2011 Pvt Pub Australia Ltd ed 200, 4to, pp.216, frontis sketch, 107 color & 6 bw photos, 2 illus, 9 color maps, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth bumped from shipping, else new #25890 $125.00
The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, about 170 kilometres long and up to 30 kilometres wide, lies at the southern end of the Atlantic Ocean, about 2000 kilometres east of Cape Horn. Its icy mountain spine rises nearly 3000 metres out of the ocean, like a misplaced section of the Alps. The is[read more]

Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbott Ice Shelf to Zooplankton: Trewby, Mary
Trewby, Mary Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbott Ice Shelf to Zooplankton
2002 Firefly Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 198 color & 47 bw photos, 3 maps, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #23994 $35.00 $29.00
A nicely-illustrated reference to major Antarctic terms.[read more]

1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica: Turney, Chris
Turney, Chris 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 3 bw photo, 4 bw illus, 4 maps, appendix, red/white cloth; dj & cloth new #26229 $26.95
“The South Pole Discovered,” trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen’s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representin[read more]

Wild Country: The Man who made Friends: Vallance, Mark
Vallance, Mark Wild Country: The Man who made Friends
2016 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 227, 57 color & 24 bw photos, 4 sketches, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27105 $29.95
In early 1978, an extraordinary new invention for rock climbers was featured on the BBC television science show Tomorrow’s World. It was called the ‘Friend’, and it not only made the sport safer, it helped push the limits of the possible. The company that made them was called Wild Country, the brain[read more]

Van der Merwe, Pieter, ed South: The Race to the Pole
2000 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 24 color & 105 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new. #21230 $29.95
A nice book done in conjunction with the UK’s hugely successful National Maritime Museum exhibit on the Antarctic. Includes chapters on the epic expeditions of Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen. Features crew lists, biographies, previously unpublished photographs, and items sold over the past few yea[read more]

My Life of Adventure: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. My Life of Adventure
1995 Stackpole Harrisburg 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 246, 56 bw photos, red/blue cloth; signed, dj clipped, fine, cloth fine #27437 $39.00
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He also ran dog teams in a professional capacity as part of a search and rescue unit in World War II, in sporting events like the Olymp[read more]

With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930: Vaughan, Norman D.
signedVaughan, Norman D. With Byrd at the Bottom of the World: The South Pole Expedition of 1928-1930
1990 Stackpole Harrisburg 4th prtg, 8vo, pp.viii, 197, 34 bw photos, map, tan/blue cloth; inscribed 11 May 1993, dj w/ several spots of green paint(?) to bottom edge, unclipped, else fine, cloth w/ slight chipping to ffep, tight, fine #11101 $9.95
Vaughan (1905-2005) was an American dogsled driver and explorer whose first claim to fame was participating in Admiral Byrd's first Antarctic Expedition, 1928-1930. He was a dogsled driver on Byrd's expedition and was chief dog driver of the geological survey party which discovered Amundsen’s cairn.[read more]

Whalers of the Midnight Sun: A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic: Villiers, Alan
Villiers, Alan Whalers of the Midnight Sun: A Story of Modern Whaling in the Antarctic
1934 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.285, frontis, 9 woodcuts, map eps, dec yellow cloth; dj w/ edge tears, clipped, good+, cloth vg #27471 $15.00
This adventure novel charts the voyage of a fleet of seven ships in a Norwegian whaling expedition near the South Pole. The main characters of the book are a group of young boys who sign on for the expedition in Hobart, Tasmania. “Mr. Villiers interweaves a fascinating documentary account of modem w[read more]

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