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Portrait of Antarctica: Walton, Kevin, et al.
Walton, Kevin, et al. Portrait of Antarctica
1984 Philip London reprint, 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 90 color & 94 bw photos, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9353 $25.00
A photo book with a terrific selection of expedition photos from 1934 to 1983, from dogs to skidoos.[read more]

The Daily Journal of an Antarctic Explorer 1956-1958: Warren, Guyon
Warren, Guyon The Daily Journal of an Antarctic Explorer 1956-1958
2014 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 392, map frontis, 92 color & 57 bw photos, plan, 1 color & 8 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27015 $44.95
Guyon Warren was one of a small group of men who spent 15 consecutive months in the Antarctic in the late 1950s. He helped establish Scott Base, right from the construction of the first hut. However, it is with his explorations out on the ice that he made his greatest contribution. Learning about th[read more]

Arctic Crossing: A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture: Waterman, Jonathan
signedWaterman, Jonathan Arctic Crossing: A Journey Through the Northwest Passage and Inuit Culture
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.354, 20 color & 70 bw photos, illus, map eps, appendices, blue/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #21867 $29.95
In 1997, Waterman began a 2,200-mile solo journey across the Arctic. Here are his first-hand observations of the Inuit - their life, language, beliefs, and their reactions to global assimilation. He also reveals the extreme physical risks and psychological dangers as he kayaked and skied the legen[read more]

Starvation Shore: Waterman, Laura
Waterman, Laura Starvation Shore
2019 US 8vo, pp.xviii, 365, 3 bw photos, 1 bw illus, plan, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27708 $27.95
In the summer of 1881, the twenty-five men of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition watched their ship sail for home from Discovery Harbor, just 500 miles from the North Pole. Commanded by the ambitious yet underqualified Adolphus W. Greely, this crew represented the first U.S. attempt to engage in scien[read more]

Hillary’s Antarctica: Adventure, Exploration and Establishing Scott Base: Watson, Nigel & Jane Ussher
Watson, Nigel & Jane Ussher Hillary’s Antarctica: Adventure, Exploration and Establishing Scott Base
2018 NZ 1st, square 8vo, pp.239, 119 color & 37 bw photos, 5 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ light rubbing to corners, else new #27589 $34.95
Sir Edmund Hillary’s exploits in Antarctica include the riveting story of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition and the establishment of Scott Base. Written by Nigel Watson of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, and illustrated with Jane Ussher’s stunning photographs, historic images, and never-before-seen ep[read more]

Scott Base Antarctica: The Early Years: Webster, Don
Webster, Don Scott Base Antarctica: The Early Years
2018 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 268, 251 color & 113 bw photos, 10 plans, 6 maps, appendices, errata slip, wraps; new #27658 $59.95
For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scott Base. It was barely two years after Sir Edmund Hillary’s record-breaking 1957-58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Webster descr[read more]

A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier: Welky, David
Welky, David A Wretched and Precarious Situation: In Search of the Last Arctic Frontier
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 502, map frontis, 35 bw photos, black/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27196 $28.95
In 1906, from atop a snow-swept hill in the ice fields northwest of Greenland, hundreds of miles from another human being, Commander Robert E. Peary spotted a line of mysterious peaks looming in the distance. He called this unexplored realm “Crocker Land.” Scientists and explorers agreed that the wo[read more]

The Story of the “Quest” will be told by …: Wild, Frank
Wild, Frank The Story of the “Quest” will be told by …
[1923 London 4to, pp.4, 6 bw photos, printed in red and black; new #27309 $15.95
The Quest, under the command of Ernest Shackleton, sailed from St Katherine’s Dock, London on 17 September 1921. This was Shackleton’s 4th Antarctic journey, the purpose of which was ostensibly to circumvent the Antarctic continent, looking for lost sub-polar islands. Shackleton was not well—and he [read more]

The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration: Wilkinson, Alec
Wilkinson, Alec The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andrée and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration
2012 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.241, 19 bw photos, grey/white cloth; dj & cloth new #26230 $25.95
In this grand and astonishing tale, Wilkinson brings us the story of S. A. Andrée, the visionary Swedish aeronaut who, in 1897, during the great age of Arctic endeavor, left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon. Called by a British military officer “the most original and[read more]

Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage: Williams, Glyn
Williams, Glyn Arctic Labyrinth: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 440, 28 color/bw plates, 3 illus, 14 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25453 $34.95
Williams charts the entire sweep of extraordinary Northwest Passage history, from the tiny, woefully equipped vessels of the first Tudor expeditions to the 20th-century ventures that finally opened the Passage. Using private letteres and journals, Williams exposes the gritty reality behind the ofte[read more]

Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans: Williams, Isobel
signedWilliams, Isobel Captain Scott's Invaluable Assistant: Edgar Evans
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 31 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; signed, new #25950 $29.95
Petty Officer Edgar Evans was Captain’s Scott’s ‘giant worker’ and his ‘invaluable assistant’. He went with Scott on both the British Antarctic Expeditions of the early 1900s – the ‘Discovery’ expedition of 1901 and the ‘Terra Nova’ expedition in 1910 – distinguishing himself on both. In 1903, wit[read more]

With Scott in the Antarctic: Edward Wilson - Explorer, Naturalist, Artist: Williams, Isobel
signedWilliams, Isobel With Scott in the Antarctic: Edward Wilson - Explorer, Naturalist, Artist
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 28 bw photos, 4 maps, black cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25110 $39.95
Edward Wilson (1872-1912) accompanied Robert Falcon Scott on both his Antarctic expeditions: as Junior Surgeon and Vertebrate Zoologist on the Discovery Expedition (1901-4) and Chief of Scientific Staff on the Terra Nova Expedition (1910-13). The only officer with Scott, he formed a close and influ[read more]

William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero: Williams, Isobel & John Dudeney
signedWilliams, Isobel & John Dudeney William Speirs Bruce: Forgotten Polar Hero
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 35 bw photos, 11 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Williams & Dudeney, dj & cloth new #27371 $39.95
William Speirs Bruce was a Scottish nationalist and naturalist who led the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (1902–04) as well as participating in or leading many other polar expeditions from 1892 through to 1919, particularly to Spitsbergen. He is now largely forgotten compared with the ‘great[read more]

Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition: Wilson, D. M.
signedWilson, D. M. Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition
2009 UK Ltd numbered ed of 150 copies, 4to, pp.168, color frontis, 39 color & 400 bw photos, 37 color & 38 bw illus, 3 plans, 7 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, page-ribbon, black slipcase & silver dec black cloth; signed, box, slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26033 $375.00
Nimrod Illustrated celebrates the centenary of one of the most exciting expeditions of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. This is a remarkable collage of expedition photographs, paintings and ephemera in a deliberate reminiscence of the expedition scrapbooks kept by so many of the expedition [read more]

Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition: Wilson, D. M.
Wilson, D. M. Nimrod Illustrated: Pictures from Lieutenant Shackleton's British Antarctic Expedition
2009 UK 1st, 4to, pp.168, color frontis, 39 color & 400 bw photos, 37 color & 38 bw illus, 3 plans, 7 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25841 $79.95
Nimrod Illustrated celebrates the centenary of one of the most exciting expeditions of the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. This is a remarkable collage of expedition photographs, paintings and ephemera in a deliberate reminiscence of the expedition scrapbooks kept by so many of the expedition [read more]

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Photographs from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition: Wilson, David M.
Wilson, David M. The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott: Unseen Photographs from the Legendary Antarctic Expedition
2011 US 1st, 4to, pp.191, photo frontis, 109 bw photos, sketch, 11 maps, illus eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #25850 $34.95
The official expedition photographer for the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) was Herbert Ponting. However, Ponting was not a member of the Southern Party which set out toward the South Pole. It was under Ponting’s tutelage that Captain Robert Scott learned the intricacies of polar photograp[read more]

Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set A: Natural History: Wilson, Edward
Wilson, Edward Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set A: Natural History
Image size 8.25” x 5.5”, print size 11.75” x 8.25”, color w/ light olive margins; new #26974 $9.95
One of three sets of facsimile reproductions of Wilson’s fabulous watercolours created over the course of his two Antarctic expeditions, 1901-04 and 1910-12. This set focuses on natural history and contains the following six images which are suitable for framing: 1. School of porpoises 2. Sea Le[read more]

Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set B: Landscapes: Wilson, Edward
Wilson, Edward Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set B: Landscapes
Image size 8.25” x 5.5”, print size 11.75” x 8.25”, color w/ light olive margins; new #26975 $9.95
One of three sets of facsimile reproductions of Wilson’s fabulous watercolours created over the course of his two Antarctic expeditions, 1901-04 and 1910-12. This set focuses on landscapes and contains the following six images which are suitable for framing: 1. The Sisters, Cape Adare 2. Penguin[read more]

Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set C: Scenery: Wilson, Edward
Wilson, Edward Facsimile Reproductions of Antarctic Watercolours - Set C: Scenery
Image size 8.25” x 5.5”, print size 11.75” x 8.25”, color w/ light olive margins; new #26976 $9.95
One of three sets of facsimile reproductions of Wilson’s fabulous watercolours created over the course of his two Antarctic expeditions, 1901-04 and 1910-12. This set focuses on scenery and contains the following six images which are suitable for framing: 1. Observation Hill from the foot of Crat[read more]

Diary of the Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic Regions 1901- 1904: Edited from the original mss. in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge by Ann Savours: Wilson, Edward A.
signedWilson, Edward A. Diary of the Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic Regions 1901- 1904: Edited from the original mss. in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge by Ann Savours
1966 Blandford London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.416, color frontis, 1 bw photo, 54 color plates, 33 bw plates, 74 text illus, 7 maps (1 fldg), appendices, gilt lettered spine, gilt facs signature on front, dark blue cloth; inscribed by Ann Savours (editor) to the ship Dolphin, dj w/ tears front/back, good+, cloth tight, near fine #25656 $189.00
This is Wilson’s unabridged diary from his time with Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). Wilson was the Junior Surgeon, Zoologist, expedition artist, and Scott’s confidant. A richly illustrated work. Uncommon. Conrad pg.122, Renard 1714, Rosove 357.A1, Spence 1030.[read more]

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