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New Antarctica Calendar 2015
2015 NZ 13¼” wide x 18½” high when opened, 24 color images, 12 months ; new #26833 $19.95
This is one of our favorite calendars which features the terrific photography of Colin Monteath! Here is a stunning collection of color images from the frozen south – Adelie, King and Gentoo penguins, Minke whales, icebergs, Europa square-rigger, Mt. Don Roberts, Lemaire Channel, and more! Book col [read more]

New [Antarctic/Arctic] Swann Galleries - The Polar Library of John M. Levinson Auction Catalogue
May 24, 2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.88, 48 color & 18 bw photos, photo eps, wraps ; entire issue, fine #26867 $27.95
A very nice catalogue featuring the polar collection of Dr. John Levinson (1927-2009) in two parts with items listed chronologically. The Arctic section (1748-1983, 88 lots) has books by Barrington, Phipps, Kotzebue, Barrow, Beechey, Ross, Franklin, Parry, Beechey, Back, Rae, Goodsir, Armstrong, Bel [read more]

New [Antarctic] The Antarctic Pilot: Comprising the Coasts of Antarctica and All Islands Southward of the Usual Route of Vessels
1948 Hydrographic Dept, Admiralty London 2nd ed, 8vo, pp.xlii, 371, 61 bw photos, 59 illus, 12 figs, charts, 7 maps (3 fldg), appendix, blue cloth ; cloth spine lightly faded, rear hinge cracked, very good+, maps w/ original folds, 1 small tear, else fine #26587 $175.00
This second edition of The Antarctic Pilot included, in addition to the Antarctic coast, the following islands - South Georgia, South Sandwich islands, South Orkney islands, South Shetland islands, Peter I øya, Bouvetøya, Prince Edward islands, Iles Crozet, Iles de Kerguelen, Heard island, McDonald [read more]

New [Antarctic]. English, Robert Sailing Directions for Antarctica: Including the Off-Lying Islands South of Latitude 60°
1943 USN Hydrographic Office, GPO Washington, DC 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 312, 9 bw fldg panoramas, 192 bw photos, 28 illus, charts, appendices, lg color fldg map in pocket, white cloth ; cloth w/ light browning to edges, tight, pans & map w/ original folds & no tears, fine #9105 $29.00
In addition to sailing directions for the Antarctic coast and outlyingi islands this also includes an opening chapter on Exploration, Ice Terms, Ice, Ice Navigation, Currents, Meteorology, Optical Phenomena, Beacons, Health & Living Conditions, Flora, Fauna, and Whaling; as well as a bibliography. [read more]

New [Cherry-Garrard]. The South Polar Times Vol IV
2010 UK facs ltd 500 #’ed copies, 4to, pp.xiii, 3-87, [106], 91-227, color frontis, 4 bw photos on card w/ tissue, 11 color & 19 bw photos, 34 color & 16 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, ribbon, gilt lettered spine & front, blue cloth w/ color port in gilt frame ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25684 $450.00
Ninety-seven years after the facsimile publication of Volume III, the South Polar Times is complete with this facsimile publication of the manuscript of Volume IV, held by the Scott Polar Research Institute. All four volumes of this expedition ‘magazine’ were single-copy products from Scott’s two e [read more]

New [Hillary, Edmund] Hillary New Zealand $5 Note Wallet
8.125” wide x 3.25” high, genuine leather ; new #26846 $29.00
This unique, genuine leather, wallet features the famous New Zealand $5 note with the image of Sir Edmund Hillary. On the inside there is a divided section for holding currency and pockets for six credit cards. Makes a great gift! [read more]

New [Roscoe, John Hobbie]. US Naval Photographic Interpretation Center Antarctic Bibliography
1 Feb 1951 Dept of the Navy Washington, DC 1st, 4to, pp.vi, 147, 3 fldg maps (2 colored) in rear pocket, white plastic ring binder, light blue wraps ; wrapper w/ stamp of Paul H. Nesbitt ADTIC Maxwell AFB, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26706 $95.00
A useful bibliography, despite errors, with entries organized by topic, including books and journal articles. Paul Nesbitt (1904-85) was director of the Arctic, Desert, and Tropic Information Center (ADTIC) and curator of the Logan Museum. Scarce. AB-USN 28.25, Conrad p.4, Meadows 994, Renard 131 [read more]

New [Scott, Robert Falcon] The People’s Tribute to the Heroes of the Antarctic
1913 UK 1st, oblong 32mo, pp.8, 5 bw photos, sketch, wraps ; miss center staple, rubbed, central fold, good+ #26870 $175.00
This booklet was used as a fundraiser for the Lord Mayor of London’s Mansion House Fund to pay off the debts of Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13), finance the publication of the scientific results, erect memorials, and provide for the families of those who had perished. At a penn [read more]

New [Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School
Oct 2014 Ireland 8vo, pp.140, 14 color & 11 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 1 map, wraps ; new #26826 $35.00
This issue contains articles on Shackleton, hoosh, sea ice, heritage sites, other Antarctic crew members, place names with Irish origins, book reviews and more. Previous volumes are still available. [read more]

New signed Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1913 Murray, London & Lee Keedick, NY London Presentation Ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, frontis, 81 bw illus, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, frontis, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, marbled eps, teg others uncut, bands, gilt lettered/dec spine, marbled boards,¾ burgundy morocco ; signed 'Very sincerely yours, Roald Amundsen', light corner wear (slightly greater on vol II), both vols tight, vol II w/ rough opening of some pages resulting in three leaves w/ large chips & one leaf w/ tear into text, tear to fldg map, overall fine #26585 $3,995.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. It is unclear as to how many copies of this Presentation Edition were created and, apparently, [read more]

New Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1912 Murray London 1st ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, frontis, 81 illus, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, frontis, 52 illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, red cloth, spines & front covers w/ painted Norwegian flags & gilt lettering ; cloth spine ends professionally repaired both vols, vol I w/ 2 light cover marks, vol II w/ some loss of color in frame & slight mottling of color on front, tight, small tear to vol II fldg map, very good #26584 $2,150.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. First printings of this are becoming harder to find. A classic work in the annals of polar lit [read more]

New Armitage, Lieut. Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition
1905 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 315, 16, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 27 bw photos, 54 illus, color fldg map, appendices, uncut, green cloth w/ spine lettered in gilt, front lettered in white & illus in black ; cloth w/ slight fade to spine, else bright, name on ffep & title-page, light foxing, tight, very good+ #26592 $2,900.00
Armitage was second in command of Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). He presents a lighter side of the expedition than in Scott’s official account and covers his sledge journeys, during two seasons, to the western mountains and ascent of Victoria Land. Prior to this expeditio [read more]

New signed Bailey, Alfred M. & J. H. Sorensen Subantarctic Campbell Island
1962 Denver Museum of Natural History CO 1st, Proceedings #10, 8vo, pp.305, 231 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps ; inscribed ‘To my friend John Béchervaise from Melbourne days Alfred M. Bailey’ & w/ JMB’s initials on front cover, very good #26595 $65.00
The authors provide a detailed and well-illustrated account of Campbell Island, due south of New Zealand, its history, geology, vegetation, mammals, and bird life, resulting from fieldwork in 1958. Meadows 1040, Renard 79, Spence 80. This book is from the Fritz Lang Polar Collection. To see a [read more]

New Bowers, Henry The South Pole Journals
2012 UK Ltd numbered ed of 200 copies, 8vo, pp.95, page-ribbon, ¼ cream leather & red cloth ; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26027 $395.00
Henry Robertson Bowers was one of five members of Captain Robert Falcon Scott's Polar party, who made an heroic attempt to be the first to reach the South Pole in March 1912. Scott had come to rely on Bowers' meticulous planning, physical toughness and dauntless spirit. Seven months before the Pole [read more]

New 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]

New Buhl, Hermann Nanga Parbat Pilgrimage: A Mountaineer's Autobiography
1956 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, 8vo, pp.360, photo frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth ; dj w/ edge wear, rubbed on back, vg, cloth w/ name/date on fep, near fine #16238 $125.00
Buhl is considered to be one of the top climbers of all time. He was the first to make the first ascents of two 8000m peaks, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. His solo ascent of Nanga Parbat, from the final camp, ranks as one of the outstanding feats in climbing history. This autobiography, published pri [read more]

New Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, frontis, 2 bw fldg pans, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, frontis, 8 bw fldg pans, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map, uncut, ; paper spine labels, tan linen spines, blue-gray paper boards; boards worn more on vol I than II, vol I front cover off, spare spine labels applied, bookplates, vol I w/ 1 map w/ repaired fold, vol II w/ 1 pan separating, other pans/maps w/ no tears, good+ #26619 $4,500.00
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]

New Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
1922 Constable London 1st, 2 vol, 8vo, vol I pp.lxiv, 300, 4, frontis, 2 bw fldg pans, 3 color illus, 19 bw photos, 15 illus (1 fldg), 4 maps (3 fldg), appendix, vol II pp.viii, 301-585, frontis, 8 bw fldg pans, 1 color illus, 14 bw photos, 8 illus, 1 fldg map, ; gilt-lettered spine/cover, blue cloth; ‘Inscribed to Captain Julian Smith by Apsley Cherry-Garrard July 7 1936’ on ffep vol I, cloth light rubbing, sharp corners, toning to eps, tight, pans/maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine in solander box w/ spine label #26618 $12,000.00
A Presentation Copy of 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 d [read more]

New signed Clinch, Nick A Walk in the Sky: Climbing Hidden Peak
1982 Mountaineers Seattle 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 214, photo frontis, 25 color & 33 bw photos, map, blue cloth ; signed Pete Schoening, dj fine, cloth fine #9591 $175.00
The historic 1958 first ascent of Gasherbrum I (Hidden Peak, 26,470') was the only American first ascent of an 8000er. Andy Kauffman and Pete Schoening reached the summit. Nick’s marvelous book describes the formation of the small expedition team, the route to the mountain, the buildup to the summit [read more]

New signed Conrad, Ric Mount Hood: Adventures of the Wy’east Climbers 1930 – 1942
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 381, photo frontis, 20 bw photos, 39 sketches, plan, black cloth ; signed, dj & cloth new #26876 $24.95
In an effort to capture the historic and humorous experiences of Depression Era alpinists on Oregon’s Mount Hood before they were lost for good, Conrad began interviewing members of the Wy’east Climbers. Hank Lewis, Lu Norene, Russ McJury, and Randall Kester shared their memories of historic first a [read more]

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