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Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69: Connell, Graeme
signedConnell, Graeme Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69
2011 Canada Ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.290, 46 color & 80 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw map, wraps; signed, new #26995 $37.95
What makes a person pack a bag and head off into the vast white, frozen, inhospitable desert of Antarctica? Is it adventure, tales of heroism and sacrifice, science or simply because it is there? In a mix of nerve-tingling drama, history, anecdote, and the physical and emotional unknown, Connell tal[read more]

Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960: Conrad, L. J.
Conrad, L. J. Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960
1999 Washougal Ltd ed 1000, 4to, pp.xv, 424, gilt lettered blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #16612 $99.95
An important bibliography of Antarctic literature! Includes Author Index, Expedition Leader Index, Entries cross-referenced to Antarctic Bibliography, Headland's Chronological List, Renard's Antarctica Auction Catalog, Spence's Antarctic Miscellany, and Scott Polar Research Institute's Collection Nu[read more]

Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the
Cook, Frederick A. Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole
1900 Doubleday & McClure Co NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxiv, 478, color frontis, 3 color & 125 bw illus, 2 maps, apps, teg, uncut, gilt-letter spine, gilt penguin & Doubleday Page imprint on spine, cover w/ gilt lettering, Belgica in white, penguin in white/black, sun red, turquoise cloth; cloth rubbed, slight pull top of spine, tight, some foxing to eps, very good #26622 $845.00
Cook served as surgeon for Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99). He was highly praised by Roald Amundsen for holding the crew together during the first Antarctic winter encountered by man as their ship “Belgica”, trapped in the ice, drifted for 13 months. “One of the finest and most i[read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; cloth worn top/bottom spine, mark from bookplate on fep, signed Newell Martin 1908, vg #27175 $225.00 $195.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Newell Martin, who has signed this copy, was a pioneer rock scrambler in the Adirondacks with several first ascents. Neate C123 [read more]

To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. To the Top of the Continent: Discovery, Exploration and Adventure in Sub-arctic Alaska. The First Ascent of Mt. McKinley, 1903-1906
1908 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 321, color frontis, 71 bw photos, 13 maps/illus, appendices, teg, gilt lettered spine, dec green cloth; signed Brad Washburn, cloth spine a little darkened w/ light rubbing top/bottom, bookplate, vg+. #14772 $475.00
Washburn did much to prove that Cook’s summit photos were not taken anywhere near the summit of McKinley. Nonetheless, an important book for any mountaineering library. Neate C123[read more]

The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
Cook, Sheldon S. R. The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908
2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.60, 2 maps, stapled wraps; damp stained, good #27181 $14.95
Full title - The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908 and His Attainment of The North Pole On April 21, 1908 [read more]

Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas: Corner, George W.
Corner, George W. Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas
1972 Temple U Press Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 306, photo frontis, 37 bw illus, 6 maps, grey cloth; dj lightly faded on spine, else fine, cloth fine #13715 $9.00
Biography of Elisha Kent Kane with emphasis on his two Franklin search expeditions.[read more]

South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery: Cox, Lynne
Cox, Lynne South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 291, 51 bw photos, 3 bw illus, 2 figures, 2 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25873 $25.95
Cox presents the life and expeditions, both in the Arctic and Antarctic, of Roald Amundsen together with accounts of her swimming the frigid Antarctic waters in Amundsen's wake a century later.[read more]

That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi: Crawford, Janet, ed.
Crawford, Janet, ed. That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi
1998 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 24 color & 31 bw photos, drawings, 2 maps in pocket, appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small corner tears to cover, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ name to ffep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #12826 $75.00
The Southern Cross Expedition, led by Carsten Borchgrevink, was the first to winter over on the Antarctic continent. Crawford, Bernacchi’s grand-daughter, here presents a wonderful book composed of extracts from Bernacchi’s unpublished diaries. With extensive notes, appendices, and previously unpubl[read more]

Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi: Curi, Egidio
Curi, Egidio Il Principe Esploratore: S. A. R. il Duca degli Abruzzi
1935 Istituto Tecnico Rovereto 1st, 8vo, pp.159, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 3 maps, red cloth; xlib, round label on spine, cover darkened, small rink mark on back, ink stamp on title page & end page, eps foxed, good+ #26952 $85.00 $35.00
An early biography of Prince Luigo Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), principally known for his early Arctic explorations and expeditions to Mount Saint Elias and K2. Uncommon. In Italian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click her[read more]

The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition: Daly, Regina W.
signedDaly, Regina W. The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
2009 UK signed & numbered ed ltd to 450 copies, 8vo, pp.viii, 360, 1 color illus, 53 bw photos, folding color map in back, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25314 $79.00
Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. Shackleton’s emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Wilson, Markham and others during the planning of the British Antarctic Ex[read more]

With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913: Davies, Francis
signedDavies, Francis With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
2020 UK Ltd numbered ed of 160 copies, 4to, pp.152, photo frontis, 117 bw photos, 4 bw illus, sketch, bw map, photo eps, page-ribbon, black slipcase & silver dec black leather; signed Nick Reardon & Joy Watts, box, slipcase, issued w/o dj, leather new #27703 $395.00
Francis Davies (1885-1952) served as a Carpenter and Shipwright on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13). While most accounts are by the ship’s officers, Davies was an ordinary seaman thus making his account of this expedition a rare viewpoint fro[read more]

With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913: Davies, Francis
Davies, Francis With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
2020 UK Trade ed, 4to, pp.152, photo frontis, 117 bw photos, 4 bw illus, sketch, bw map, photo eps, page-ribbon, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27704 $59.95
Francis Davies (1885-1952) served as a Carpenter and Shipwright on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13). While most accounts are by the ship’s officers, Davies was an ordinary seaman thus making his account of this expedition a rare viewpoint fro[read more]

Catalog of the David Davis Polar Library: Davis, David
Davis, David Catalog of the David Davis Polar Library
1969 Stanford Research Inst Menlo Park 1st, 8vo, pp.87, photo frontis, 4 bw illus, 29 figs, 4 maps, wraps; vg #27365 $39.00
David Davis (1896-1964) was a Lt. Commander in the Navy and a lifelong student of Antarctic exploration. Following Davis’ death his Polar Library was donated to the Standford Research Institute and the creation of this catalog was commissioned by Dr. Thomas Poulter. Poulter was second in command of [read more]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition: Davis, Pamela B.
Davis, Pamela B. 'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition
Nov 1996 Cambridge Review UK extract, 4to, pp.11, 3 bw illus; photocopied extract in plastic binding, new #25912 $6.95
Their last hope was gone. Inside the tent, Scott composed his final thoughts, 'These rough notes', he wrote, 'and our dead bodies must tell the tale...'. Without his 'rough notes', which are anything but, the story of this heroic struggle for life would be lost. 'These Rough Notes' is a theatrica[read more]

Antarctica: A Biography: Day, David
Day, David Antarctica: A Biography
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 614, 29 bw photos, map, map eps, dark blue/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26452 $34.95
In this absorbing work, Day describes in detail two centuries of exploration, scientific investigations, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives around the world, he provides a sweeping history of this vast unconquered land and the dynamic figures that have been drawn to it,[read more]

A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854: De Bray, Emile Frédéric
De Bray, Emile Frédéric A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854
1992 Univ Toronto Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 339, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 12 sketches, 9 maps, appendices, green cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #25768 $29.00
In April 1852, De Bray sailed on board ‘Resolute’ bound for the icy waters north of Canada as part of Sir Edward Belcher’s Arctic Squadron searching for Sir John Franklin, missing since 1845. As the only Frenchman in the expedition he notices and comments on details his fellow officers would have c[read more]

In the Antarctic: Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition: Debenham, Frank
Debenham, Frank In the Antarctic: Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition
1998 Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, 8vo, pp.146, many illus, illus eps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #14474 $49.00
A delightful work dealing with the lighter side of Scott’s last Antarctic expedition based on Debenham’s three years as the expedition geologist. His collection of stories was the last book written by an expedition member. See Conrad p.174, Karrow 176, Meadows 330, Renard 431, Rosove 90.A1, Spen[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic: Decleir, Hugo ed.
Decleir, Hugo ed. Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
1999 UK 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.v, 208, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, 30 drawings, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15877 $75.00 $59.00
Amundsen served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of scientific vessel to the Antarctic continent. Frederick Cook was the expedition surge[read more]

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