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South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
2019 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp., 51 color & 155 bw photos, 13 color & 5 bw illus, 2 plans, 4 maps, appendices, wraps; new #27669 $24.95
This is Shackleton’s own account of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a historic first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Their fight for survival in the Weddell Sea, following the sinking of their ship “Endurance” is a classic tale. This includes not only the accou[read more]

Sheldon, Charles The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon: A Hunter’s Explorations for Wild Sheep in Sub-Arctic Mountains
1911 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 354, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 96 bw photos, 4 maps (1 color fldg), appendices, teg, uncut, gilt dec green cloth; cloth rubbed on back cover, front cover bright, front hinge a bit weak, name, near fine. #22706 $275.00
The classic account of exploration in the Yukon.[read more]

Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places: Shepton, Bob
Shepton, Bob Addicted to Adventure: Between Rocks and Cold Places
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 204, 28 color photos, 4 maps, wraps; new #26746 $25.95
Shepton is the modern H. W. Tilman. An ordained minister in his late 70s, Shepton spends much of his time sailing into the Arctic and leading small teams to make first ascents of inaccessible mountains. Opening with the disastrous fire that destroyed his yacht whilst he was ice-bound in Greenland, [read more]

The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]: Shirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata)
signedShirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata) The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.414, 3 color & 71 bw photos, 4 color & 33 bw illus, 2 color maps, appendicies, red cloth; signed Shibata, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25896 $74.95
Now translated for the first time into English, this is often called the ‘official account’ of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition (JAE) 1910-12. The JAE, under the leadership of army lieutenant Nobu Shirase was the first exploration of Antarctic territory by Japan. After initial scepticism about th[read more]

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette: Sides, Hampton
Sides, Hampton In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 454, 26 bw photos, map, illus eps, white/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26769 $28.95
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, b[read more]

Everest Calling: The Irish Journey: Siggins, Lorna
Siggins, Lorna Everest Calling: The Irish Journey
2013 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.x, 214, photo frontis, 103 color & 5 bw photos, sketch, map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26485 $35.95
This revised edition of Siggins 1994 edition not only recalls the ground-breaking success of the 1993 Irish expedition which placed the first Irishman atop Everest via the North Ridge, but also chronicles many Everest achievements since – the first summit by an Irishwoman, Clare O’Leary, Pat Falvey’[read more]

Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions: Simmonds, P. L.
Simmonds, P. L. Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions
2005 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.313, frontis, 13 bw illus, wraps; new. #24184 $35.95
On 18 May 1845 Sir John Franklin set sail with a crew of 134 men on two ships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage. The ships were last seen on 26 July by an Arctic whaler off the entrance to Lancaster Sound and from there they vanished, never to be seen again. A[read more]

Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths: Skarung, Per
Skarung, Per Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths
2015 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.109, 11 color & 50 bw photos, 7 bw illus, color map, wraps; new #27559 $24.95
Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen were both experienced expedition leaders with almost identical challenges when they both left for Antarctica in 1910. They established their respective bases in the Bay of Whales and the McMurdo Sound preparing for the final journey to the South Pole in January[read more]

The Life and Adventures of William Lashly: Skinner, George & Valerie
signedSkinner, George & Valerie The Life and Adventures of William Lashly
2013 UK Ltd ed 200, small 8vo, pp.56, 25 bw photos, map, wraps; signed by both authors, new #26575 $11.95
Lashly was born in the Hampshire village of Hambledon on Christmas Day 1867. He left the village school when he was a little over 11 years old and at 21 joined the Royal Navy. By the age of 52 he had served as Stoker on six Naval warships, including HMS Irresistible where he survived when it was min[read more]

Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper: Smith, Ian
signedSmith, Ian Shadow of the Matterhorn: The Life of Edward Whymper
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.336, 26 color & 16 bw photos, 34 illus, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25704 $49.95
When just 25 years of age, Edward Whymper crowned a meteoric climbing career with the first ascent of the last great unclimbed summit in the Alps, the Matterhorn. However, this triumph came with a notoriety and a lasting sorrow due to the catastrophic accident on the descent. Whymper then turned h[read more]

Great Endeavour: Ireland's Antarctic Explorers: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Great Endeavour: Ireland's Antarctic Explorers
2010 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 255, photo frontis, 44 color & 81 bw photos, 1 color & 7 bw illus, 14 color maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25609 $53.95
This is the first single volume to salute Ireland’s unique link with Antarctic discovery, spanning 200 years of daring exploits in the frozen wastes. It includes many previously unknown stories and photographs of early explorers and discloses why so many Irish heroes, caught up in Ireland’s fight f[read more]

I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy
2002 UK 2nd, 8vo, pp.301, 37 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23618 $39.95
On January 18th, 1912 ‘Titus’ Oates, together with Captain Scott, ‘Birdie’ Bowers, ‘Teddy’ Evans, and ‘Bill’ Wilson reached the South Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen had beaten them in their quest. They then turned their backs on the Pole and began the arduous return journey to Cape Evans an[read more]

Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer: Smith, Michael
signedSmith, Michael Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
2014 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 443, 50 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26819 $39.95
Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, a tenacious and charismatic personality who became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background with a[read more]

Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic
2004 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 371, 48 bw photos, 11 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23574 $49.95
Sir James Mann Wordie, (1889-1962), was the elder statesman of polar exploration the link between the heroic Edwardian Age of Shackleton and Scott and the mechanised modern era which opened up Antarctica and the Arctic. The remarkable life of one of Scotland's greatest heroes remains surprisingly [read more]

Tom Crean: An Illustrated Life – Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Tom Crean: An Illustrated Life – Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions
2006 Ireland 1st, 4to, pp.x, 193, photo frontis, 30 color & 169 bw photos, 3 drawings, 9 color & 1 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24566 $47.95
Smith has produced yet another wonderful book – this, a pictorial biography, celebrates the life of Tom Crean, a great Irish hero of Antarctic exploration. His adventures on the ice are captured in photographs taken under the most difficult conditions. These are now assembled for the first time wi[read more]

Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions
2001 US 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ slight stain top edge, tight, fine #21231 $24.95 $17.95
This is the first book to focus on the life of Tom Crean and his work during the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. He was a member of both of Robert Scott’s expeditions and made his third trip on Ernest Shackleton’s fateful ‘Endurance’ expedition. He spent more time on the ice than either Scott[read more]

Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land: Solberg, Winton U.
Solberg, Winton U. Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 255, 20 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27641 $34.95
In 1913, an expedition was sent to the Arctic, funded by the American Museum of Natural History, the American Geographical Society, and the University of Illinois. Its purpose was twofold: to discover whether an archipelago called Crocker Land - reportedly spotted by an earlier explorer in 1906 - ac[read more]

Antarctica: The Impossible Crossing?: Somers, Geoff
Somers, Geoff Antarctica: The Impossible Crossing?
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 276, photo frontis, 77 color & 1 bw photos, 41 illus, 1 color & 3 bw maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27515 $34.95
In 1989-90 the International Trans-Antarctic Expedition (ITAE) consisting of six men, from six countries, 36 huskies, and 20 tons of food and gear crossed the continent (3,741 miles) via its greatest axis in 220 days. This was the longest and first on-foot crossing of the continent which focused att[read more]

Antarctic Miscellany: Books, Periodicals & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of the Antarctic: Spence, Sydney A.
Spence, Sydney A. Antarctic Miscellany: Books, Periodicals & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of the Antarctic
1980 Simper Surrey 2nd, ltd ed 1000, 8vo, pp.xi, 220, 9 illustrations, green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #9315 $59.00
A valuable reference for Antarctic material listing over 3000 items. This is one of the most commonly referenced bibliographies.[read more]

signedAmerican Alpine Club LibrarySpring, Bob & Ira High Worlds of the Mountain Climber
1959 Superior Seattle ltd signed ed #476/2000, 4to, pp.143, photo frontis, 5 color & 101 bw photos, grey cloth; signed Harvey Manning, Bob & Ira Spring, dj rubbed on spine, chip bottom spine, vg, cloth w/ Prouty & AAC/Prouty bookplates, fine #24953 $29.00 $26.10
A classic photo-album of mountains in the western US. Manning wrote the text to accompany the Spring’s great photos. Neate S154. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret was a pediatrician and mountaineer. For 70 years she traveled the world to climb mountains, ph[read more]

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