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Antarctic’s Voyage to the Southern Ocean or The Norewgians’ Landing on South Victoria Land: Chaplin, Paul, trans.
signedChaplin, Paul, trans. Antarctic’s Voyage to the Southern Ocean or The Norewgians’ Landing on South Victoria Land
2022 NZ 1st English trans, Ltd ed 150, 8vo, pp.236, 8 bw photo, 15 illus, 7 bw (3 fldg) maps, wrap; signed, new #27892 $59.95
This is the first English translation of Leonard Kristensen’s very rare ‘Antarctic’s Reise til Sydishavet’, published in 1895. Kristensen was the captain of the Norwegian sealer ‘Antarctic’ which was organized by H. J. Bull to investigate whaling opportunities in the Ross Sea (1894-95). They claimed[read more]

The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910: Charcot, Jean-Baptiste
Charcot, Jean-Baptiste The Voyage of the 'Pourquoi-Pas?': The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910
1978 Archon Books Hamden facs, 8vo, pp.viii, 315, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 3 drawings, map, blue cloth; dj rubbbed, 2 small edge tears, vg, cloth tight, fine #13718 $79.00
Charcot’s ship ‘Pourquoi-Pas?’ was designed and built to his specifications for his second foray to the Antarctic. They explored the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas, discovered Loubet Land, Marguerite Bay and Charcot Land (now Island), and conducted a comprehensive scientific program which produced[read more]

Charles, Graham, et al The Frozen Coast: Sea Kayaking the Antarctic Peninsula
2004 US 1st, oblong 4to, pp.120, photo eps, 70 color photos, 4 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #24246 $29.95 $15.95
A marvelously illustrated account of the January 2001 journey of three NZ men down the Antarctic Peninsula. This 528 mile expedition was the southernmost sea kayak journey ever attempted, through the freezing waste of ice, rock and ocean that makes this one of the most inhospitable coasts on earth.[read more]

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
[1923] Doran NY 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map,; paper spine labels, tan linen spines, blue-gray papered boards; boards w/ very little wear, no chips to labels but darkened, vol I bottom spine w/ stain mark, name Oct 1923 each ffep, vol I front hinge starting, light foxing, maps w/ no tears, very good #25645 $1,895.00
The Finest Polar Book Ever Written Long regarded as ‘the’ classic work of Antarctic literature, Cherry-Garrard was the youngest member of Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition 1910-13 and the assistant zoologist. In addition to using his own material, he had access to the diaries of Wilson, Bower[read more]

The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913: Cherry-Garrard, Apsley
Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London See full details below; custom folding boxes w/ pull tabs for each vol, slipcase, boards w/ perfect spine labels & sharp corners, vol 1 w/ faint remnant of former label on front ep, spare spine labels not present, tight, panoramas w/ no tears, maps w/ orig folds/no tears, fine #26619 $6,750.00
The Finest Polar Book Ever Written 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 2 bw fldg panorama plates, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 bw fldg panorama plates, 1 colo[read more]

There and Back: Photographs from the Edge: Chin, Jimmy
Chin, Jimmy There and Back: Photographs from the Edge
2021 US 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 309, photo frontis, 205 color & 4 bw photos, map, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27787 $49.95
Filmmaker, photographer, and world-class mountaineer Jimmy Chin goes where few can follow to capture stunning images in death-defying situations. He draws from his breathtaking portfolio of photographs, captured over twenty years during cutting-edge expeditions on all seven continents—from skiing Mo[read more]

Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service: Church, Ian
Church, Ian Last Port to Antarctica: Dunedin and Port Chalmers: 100 Years of Polar Service
1997 New Zealand 1st, 4to, pp.136, photo frontis, 11 color & 173 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27609 $49.95
A fascinating account of all the ships and expeditions (Borchgrevink, Scott, Byrd, Ellsworth, Swan, and others) which have departed Otago Harbour for the Antarctic from the early days of exploration to the present day, and of the ships which returned to use the port’s first-class repair facilities. [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryClark, Ronald W. The Early Alpine Guides
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.208, 27 bw photos, 4 maps, appendices, orange cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth w/ Prouty bookplate, near fine #23588 $25.00 $22.50
An important work for understanding the early development of guiding’s ‘Golden Age’ and early climbs in the Alps. Neate C57. 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, photogr[read more]

K2 The North Ridge 1990: Closs, Lyle
Closs, Lyle K2 The North Ridge 1990
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.365, wraps; new #27799 $19.95
In 1990, K2 had not been climbed since 1986 when 13 people had died on the mountain in one season. The North Ridge had had just one ascent, by a Japanese team in 1982. One of the summit team fell to his death on the descent. By 2020 nearly 400 people had stood on the summit of K2, but 86 had died. [read more]

Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator: Cohen, Andrew
Cohen, Andrew Lost Beneath the Ice: The Story of HMS Investigator
2013 Canada 1st, square 8vo, pp.152, color frontis, 60 color & 4 bw photos, 10 color & 4 bw illus, 5 ship’s plans, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26573 $29.95
When Sir John Franklin disappeared in the Arctic in the 1840s, the British Admiralty launched the largest rescue mission in its history. Among the search vessels was HMS Investigator, which left England in 1850 under the command of Captain Robert McClure. While the ambitious McClure never found Fran[read more]

The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross: Coleman, E. C.
Coleman, E. C. The Royal Navy in Polar Exploration from Frobisher to Ross
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.352, frontis, 118 bw illus, 12 maps, wraps; new #24521 $49.95
The need for polar exploration began in 1492 when, in his search for a route to the Orient, Columbus stumbled into a huge land barrier. By the 16th century, the Royal Navy had begun a series of assaults on the seemingly impregnable frozen Arctic fortress. This first volume covers expeditions from th[read more]

Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers: Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier
Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.194, 55 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #17477 $35.00 $9.95
Collier visited the camps of Scott and Shackleton over the course of seven trips to the Antarctic. Here he tells in gorgeous photos and vivid prose of how he fell under its spell. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Over the Hills & Far Away: Collister, Rob
Collister, Rob Over the Hills & Far Away
1996 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 190, 26 bw photos, 9 maps, wraps; new #18380 $19.95
Collister presents a variety of mountaineering essays ranging from the Welsh hills to the Antarctic, from the Alps to the Himalaya.[read more]

Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Icemen: History of the Arctic and Its Explorers
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 27 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new. #15921 $24.95 $14.95
Profiles legendary adventurers, such as Cook and Peary, and illuminates the historical achievements of other explorers who reached their goals. Includes Ross, Franklin, Parry, Andree, Amundsen, Ellsworth, Nobile, Watkins, and others. This book was produced in conjunction with the series shown on t[read more]

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]

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]

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, very good #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]

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]

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