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Mountaineer: A Lifetime of Climbing the Great Mountains of the World: Bonington, Chris
signedBonington, Chris Mountaineer: A Lifetime of Climbing the Great Mountains of the World
2016 UK rev ed, 8vo, pp.256, photo frontis, 547 color & 6 bw photos, wraps w/ French flaps; signed Bonington & Leo Houlding, new #27158 $39.95
This revised and expanded edition of Bonington’s ‘Mountaineer’ is a photographic autobiography, documenting over sixty years of climbing the world’s most beautiful and challenging mountains. Few climbers can match Bonington’s climbing achievements. He is one of the most accomplished and respected cl[read more]

First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, C. E.
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
1901 Newnes London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, teg, gilt decorated & lettered spine, front cover w/ gilt & silver image, dark blue cloth; cloth top spine pulled, spine slightly darkened, light rubbing, light wear to corners, some foxing to title page, maps w/ original folds, vg+ #22500 $1,875.00 $1,195.00
Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross I[read more]

First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, C. E.
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
1901 Newnes London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, teg, gilt decorated & lettered spine, front cover w/ gilt & silver image, dark blue cloth; cloth w/ light edge wear (principally to spine), corners lightly rubbed, maps w/ original folds, 1 map split along fold line & edge tear, tight, vg+ #26126 $1,875.00
Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross I[read more]

First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, C. E.
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
1901 Newnes London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices; rebound in dark blue cloth, portion of orig spine & cover present, new eps, maps w/ orig folds, 1 map w/ 1” split, very good #27453 $495.00 $420.75
Borchgrevink’s British Antarctic Expedition in the ‘Southern Cross’ was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross I[read more]

Das Festland am Südpol: Die Expedition zum Südpolarland in den Jahren 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, Carsten
Borchgrevink, Carsten Das Festland am Südpol: Die Expedition zum Südpolarland in den Jahren 1898-1900
1905 Schottlaender Breslau 1st German, tall 8vo, pp.609, 301 bw photos, 6 color & 15 bw illus, chart, 2 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, pictorial red cloth; cloth spine split along back, hinges cracked, pages browned, good #26700 $165.00
This is the first German edition of Borchgrevink’s ‘First on the Antarctic Continent’, published five years after the UK edition but with many more photos and six color illustrations. Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and [read more]

When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic: Borkan, Brad & David Hirzel
Borkan, Brad & David Hirzel When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic
2017 US 1st, 8vo, 13 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #27730 $14.99
Epic stories from the heroic age when Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson battled the most isolated environment on earth. By placing you in their life and death situations, the authors encourage you to assess how you might have responded. Would you obey a command from your dying officer to[read more]

Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains: Bowen, Mark
Bowen, Mark Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains
2005 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.463, 16 color & 19 bw photos, 3 figs, map, blue/white cloth; dj vg+, cloth w/ underlining, else vg+ #25724 $9.00
A fascinating book presenting the work of the world’s premier paleoclimatologist on the world’s highest equatorial peaks in search of clues to global warming. Bowen accompanied scientist Lonnie Thompson on several expeditions, and includes accounts of other expeditions as well, to deep-drill into g[read more]

Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains: Bowen, Mark
signedBowen, Mark Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World's Highest Mountains
2005 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.463, 16 color & 19 bw photos, 3 figs, map, blue/white cloth; signed Bowen, ‘American Alpine Club Annual Meeting, March, 2007’, dj fine, cloth fine #24136 $29.00
A fascinating book presenting the work of the world’s premier paleoclimatologist on the world’s highest equatorial peaks in search of clues to global warming. Bowen accompanied scientist Lonnie Thompson on several expeditions, and includes accounts of other expeditions as well, to deep-drill into gl[read more]

White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic: Bown, Stephen R.
Bown, Stephen R. White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 341, illus frontis, 28 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27093 $27.99
The first full-scale biography of the visionary explorer and ethnographer who opened up the culture, the language, and the life of the Arctic. Knud Rasmussen stands among those famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable worlds - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, and Richard Bur[read more]

The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist: Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed)
Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed) The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist
2013 US Trade ed of 1000 copies, oblong 8vo, pp.xxv, 170, photo frontis, 145 bw photos, map, marbled eps, silver dec dark/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26748 $49.95
William Bradford (1823-1892) was an American romanticist painter, photographer and explorer, born and brought up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He began his professional art career painting ship portraits. In 1861, he obtained financial backing for a journey to sketch and photograph the coast of Labra[read more]

The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage: Brandt, Anthony
Brandt, Anthony The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 441, 5 bw illus, 8 maps, black/orange cloth; dj & cloth new #25488 $28.95
The enthralling and often harrowing history of the adventurers who searched for the NW Passage, the holy grail of 19th-century British exploration. After the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the British took it upon themselves to complete something they had been trying to do since the 16th centu[read more]

Brent, Peter Captain Scott and the Antarctic Tragedy
1974 Saturday Review Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, many color illus & bw photos, photo eps, red cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #9045 $19.00
A well illustrated account of Scott's two voyages. See Spence 175.[read more]

Brent, Peter Captain Scott and the Antarctic Tragedy
1974 Saturday Review Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, many color illus & bw photos, photo eps, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9044 $23.00
A well illustrated account of Scott's two voyages. See Spence 175.[read more]

Laboratory at the Bottom of the World: Briggs, Peter
Briggs, Peter Laboratory at the Bottom of the World
1970 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 180, 24 bw photos, map, light blue cloth; dj vg, cloth vg+ #25727 $7.00
An popular account of the international scientific work conducted on the Antarctic continent.[read more]

Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893: Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen
Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893
1896 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 402, 24 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 bw plates, 46 text illus, 3 color fldg maps, silver-dec blue cloth; cloth miss top edge of spine, bottom spine chipped, spine edge cracking, corners worn, partially unopened, miss 2 (of 3) maps, tight, vg #26127 $85.00
A less common biography of Nansen with chapters describing his early life, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition (1888-89), the Fram Expedition (1893-1896), Greenland, Eva Nansen, New Siberia, and early Arctic exploration.[read more]

Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic: Bruce, Capt. W. M.
Bruce, Capt. W. M. Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 75, 4to, pp.21, 1 bw photo, wraps; new #26115 $19.95
Wilfred Bruce served as a Lieutenant R.N.R. on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13) on both of the southern voyages. Bruce was Scott’s brother-in-law as his sister Kathleen was married to Scott. In this uncommon account he describes his early a[read more]

‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke ‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.8, 2 bw photos, sketch, wraps; fine #26946 $9.95
An excerpt from Bryan’s book ‘Ordeal by Ice’ produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015.[read more]

Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 536, color frontis, 82 color & 102 bw photos, 8 color & 5 bw illus, 85 plans, 21 color maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25839 $69.95
Antarctica is surrounded by some of the world’s most hazardous seas and was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, ships have been of vital importance in Antarctic exploration. Expeditions were challenged by poorly-charted waters, violent storms, pack ice and icebergs, and diseas[read more]

Dr. Cook and the Yahgan Dictionary (Polar Priorities Special Supplement): Bryce, Robert M.
signedBryce, Robert M. Dr. Cook and the Yahgan Dictionary (Polar Priorities Special Supplement)
1994 Cook Society Hurleyville v.14, 4to, pp.12, 4 bw figures, errata sheet, wraps; signed, new #9049 $5.95
Dr. Frederick Cook served as surgeon for Adrien de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99). Prior to the expedition reaching Antarctica it stopped in Tierra del Fuego where Cook met Rev. Thomas Bridges. Bridges had spent 25 years among the Onas and Yahgans, two tribes of Tierra del Fuego, [read more]

Chasing the Cold: Frederick Paulsen’s Quest for all Eight Poles: Buffet, Charlie & Thierry Meyer
Buffet, Charlie & Thierry Meyer Chasing the Cold: Frederick Paulsen’s Quest for all Eight Poles
2015 Italy 1st, royal 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 132 color & 28 bw photos, 11 color & 2 bw illus, 1 color & 17 bw maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26879 $49.95
Frederick Paulsen’s first great adventure involved taking the reins, at age 30, of the Ferring pharmaceutical firm founded by his father. After he had transformed the company into a multinational corporation, Paulsen began to recall his childhood dream of discovering unknown lands, sparked by the Vi[read more]

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