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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]

Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21: Bulkeley, Rip
Bulkeley, Rip Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 276, 7 figs, 8 maps, 6 tables, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26739 $95.00
Bulkeley examines the little studied story of Fabian Bellingshausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published. By translating the official reports and other eye-witness documents from the first scientific expedition to the Antarctic of the nineteenth centu[read more]

Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59: Bull, Colin
Bull, Colin Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.267, 80 color & 5 bw photos, chart, sketch, 1 color fldg & 4 bw (1 fldg) maps, wraps; new #27812 $27.95
In 1958-59, a physicist. a biologist, and two undergraduate geology students from Victoria University of Wellington spent a summer discovering parts of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica. This expedition began what has become an annual and very fruitful Antarctic research programme from th[read more]

Bull, Colin & Pat Wright Silas: The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright
1993 Ohio State University Press Columbus 1st, trade ed, 8vo, pp.xxx, 418, photo frontis, 237 drawings by Pat Wright, 12 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new. #17520 $65.00 $59.00
Wright was the physicist and glaciologist on Scott's last expedition. This nicely done book shows via his journals, memoirs, and letters, his view of events on the expedition.[read more]

The Cruise of the ‘Antarctic’ to the South Polar Regions: Bull, H. J.
Bull, H. J. The Cruise of the ‘Antarctic’ to the South Polar Regions
1984 Paradigm Press/Bluntisham Books Suffolk facs ed, 8vo, pp.xxi, 243, frontis, 11 bw plates, appendices, silver-lettered spine & cover w/ silver & black portrait of the Antarctic, dark blue cloth; cloth tight, fine #27705 $195.00
Bull organized and accompanied the Norwegian sealer ‘Antarctic’ to investigate whaling opportunities in the Ross Sea (1894-95). They claimed the first landing on the Antarctic continent at Cape Adare in Victoria Land. Carsten Borchgrevink was a member and would later lead his own expedition in 1898-[read more]

Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician: Bullock, Mike
Bullock, Mike Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 197, 9 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #27298 $39.95
This first ever biography of Antarctic explorer Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974) covers his full (at times life-threatening) involvement with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907–1909 Nimrod Expedition and Robert Scott’s 1910–1913 Terra Nova Expedition. Priestley’s service with the British 46th Division du[read more]

Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage,  Antarctica's Forgotten Man: Burke, David
Burke, David Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man
2009 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 170, 85 bw photos, plan, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; new #27290 $37.95
Bertram Armytage was the first Australian-born member of an Antarctic expedition. The son of a wealthy squatter, he became a popular sportsman who rowed for Cambridge. He fought in the Boer War and later, as an expert horseman, he was given charge of the ponies in Ernest Shackleton’s great 1907–1[read more]

Southern Horizons: The History of the British Antarctic Territory: Burton, Robert
Burton, Robert Southern Horizons: The History of the British Antarctic Territory
2008 UK 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.64, map frontis, 31 color & 79 bw photos, 9 color & 19 bw illus, 2 plans, graph, 4 maps, wraps; new #26677 $29.95
An informative booklet covering the history of the British Antarctic beginning with Francis Drake. Includes sections on Cook, Smith, Bellingshausen, Foster, d’Urville, Wilkes, Ross, the sealers, Weddell, Gerlache, Nordenskjold, Bruce, Charcot, Filchner, Shackleton, the whalers, Bagshawe, Lester, th[read more]

Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall: Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh
Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 116 bw photos, plan, 2 color fldg maps in pocket, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corner bumped from shipping, else new #27901 $59.95 $39.95
On 9 January 1909, Eric Stewart Marshall joined Ernest Shackleton and two others in raising the Union Jack high on the desolate Antarctic Plateau, farther south than any men had reached before. A month and a half later, his individual heroics saved his three companions, who would otherwise have been[read more]

Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall: Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh
signedButler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 116 bw photos, plan, 2 color fldg maps in pocket, pictorial cloth; signed Butler & Riffenburgh (on bp), issued w/o dj, cloth new #27744 $59.95
On 9 January 1909, Eric Stewart Marshall joined Ernest Shackleton and two others in raising the Union Jack high on the desolate Antarctic Plateau, farther south than any men had reached before. A month and a half later, his individual heroics saved his three companions, who would otherwise have been[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard
signedByrd, Richard Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #909/1000, 8vo, pp.xvi, 436, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, vellum spine, blue paper-covered boards; signed R. E. Byrd & G. P. Putnam's Sons, vellum darkened, top 1½” spine missing affecting title, dampstain on spine and rear, rubbed, pencil name on ffep, vg #9063 $275.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This limited edition is printed on rag paper and is signed by both Byrd and Putnam's. Spence 227.[read more]

Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, spine ends chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth vg #9056 $49.00
Account of five months alone south of Little America in 1934 during Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, excellent reading. Byrd had a very close call, almost dying, during these months of isolation. See Spence 232.[read more]

The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell: Campbell, Victor
Campbell, Victor The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
1988 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, frontis, 48 bw photos, 23 bw drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25816 $69.00
Campbell, a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition, was the leader of the Northern Party charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave.[read more]

The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell: Campbell, Victor
Campbell, Victor The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
2001 UK 2nd, 4to, pp.192, frontis, 48 bw photos, 23 bw drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22297 $59.00
Campbell, a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition, was the leader of the Northern Party charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave.[read more]

Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer
2013 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 269, 18 bw photos, 20 bw illus, 2 sketches, 11 maps, appendices, wraps; new #26569 $41.95
Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society's Sir Clements R. Markham re[read more]

The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. The Greatest Show in the Arctic: The American Exploration of Franz Josef Land, 1898-1905
2016 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 624, map frontis, 30 bw photos, 3 illus, 9 maps, dark blue/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27101 $34.95
In Gilded Age America, Arctic explorers were fabulous celebrities — assured of riches and near-immortality so long as they reached the North Pole first. Of the many attempts to meet that goal, three American expeditions, launched from the Russian archipelago of Franz Josef Land, ended in abject fail[read more]

Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World: Carroll, Michael & Rosaly Lopes
signedCarroll, Michael & Rosaly Lopes Antarctica: Earth’s Own Ice World
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 189, 111 color & 10 bw photos, 19 color illus, 2 maps, pictorial cloth; signed Carroll, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27716 $29.95
In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world’s southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of[read more]

Ordinary Women: An Arctic Adventure: Carter, Sue
Carter, Sue Ordinary Women: An Arctic Adventure
2005 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 202, 19 color photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24146 $29.95
The chronicle of the first all-women ski expedition from Russia to the North Pole in 2001. Carter, the expedition’s organizer, describes the eight-year process of team selection, physical training, and the logistics of managing food, clothing, and shelter, along with problems with group leadership,[read more]

Many are Cold but Few are Frozen: Plain Tales from Antarctica: Chambers, Graham
Chambers, Graham Many are Cold but Few are Frozen: Plain Tales from Antarctica
2016 US 8vo, pp.117, 16 bw photos, wraps; new #27774 $10.95
Short stories based on real incidents that occurred during the author's two-year stay as a meteorologist at Halley 3, a British Research base in Antarctica located about 500 miles from the South Pole. In 1973 to 1975, Chambers was part of an eighteen-man (no women) research group that lived in this [read more]

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