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Antarctica Calendar 2012
2012 NZ 13¼” wide x 18½” high when opened, 24 color images, 12 months ; new #25883 $19.95
This is one of our favorite calendars! Here is a stunning collection of color images from the frozen south – Adelie and Gentoo penguins, icebergs, Antarctic Peninsula, and more! [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
1998, 8 April UK 1st, 4to, pp.138-169, 12 color & 12 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, fine #23661 $19.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with items relating to Bowers, Charcot, Cherry-Garrard, Doorly, Franklin, Hurley, Kane, Levick, Marston, Oates, Parry, Ross, Scott, Shackleton, Wilson, and others, comprising 33 lots. A great reference to unique items. Includes prices realized. [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
2003, 24-25 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.79-123, 25 color & 14 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, fine #23742 $25.00
A great catalogue with items relating to Bellingshausen, Byrd, Charcot, Greely, Hurley, Mawson, Murdoch, Murray, Nordenskjold, Parry, Peary, Phipps, Ponting, Rae, Ross, Scott, Shackleton, Weddell, Wilkins, Wilson, and others, comprising 94 lots. A great reference to unique items. Includes prices r [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
1998, 17 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.138-219, 53 color & 18 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, corners bumped, near fine #20843 $25.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with items relating to Byrd, Franklin, Hurley, Joyce, Murray, Oates, Ponting, Scott, Shackleton, Wilson, and others, comprising 75 lots. A great reference to unique items. Includes prices realized. [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
2000, 18 April UK 1st, 4to, pp.119-247, 55 color & 47 bw photos, 11 color & 5 bw illus, wraps ; entire issue, bump to lower corner, else fine #20570 $29.00
A great collection of polar memorabilia (artifacts, photos, etc) from Amundsen, Byrd, Cherry-Garrard, Franklin, Nordenskjöld, Ponting, Scott, Shackleton, and others, comprising 120 lots. Includes prices realized. [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
1997, April 10 UK 1st, 4to, pp.95-147, 18 color & 32 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, fine #20844 $25.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with items relating to Bowers, Franklin, Hurley, Marston, Ponting, Ross, Scoresby, Shackleton, Wilson, and others, comprising 54 lots. Includes prices realized. [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
2008, 25 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.152-183, 20 color & 18 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, new #25386 $19.00
Another nice catalogue with items relating to Brocklehurst, Cherry-Garrard, Hurley, Levick, Marston, Ponting, Royds, Scott, Shackleton, and others, comprising 33 lots. A great reference to unique items. Includes prices realized. [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue – The Scott Relics
1999, 17 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.165-313, 79 (1 fldg) color & 51 bw (4 fldg) photos, wraps ; entire issue, corners bumped, very good #22803 $59.00
This was a widely anticipated auction featuring a number of fantastic items related to Capt. Scott. The most intriguing were 31 lots all from a small suitcase labeled ‘SCOTT/Personal Relics’. Other items relate to Franklin, Nansen, Nordenskjöld, Ponting, Shackleton, and others, comprising 123 lots [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel with The Polar Sale Auction Catalogue
2006, Sept 27 Christie's London 1st, 4to, pp.185-308, 101 color & 48 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, fine #24636 $29.00
A sumptuous catalogue with items relating to Amundsen, Brown, Cherry-Garrard, Davis, Doorly, Franklin, Hurley, Markham, Marston, Murray, Ponting, Richardson, James Ross, Sabine, Shackleton, Weddell, Wilson, and others, comprising 106 lots. A great reference to unique items. Includes prices realize [read more]

[Antarctic/Arctic] Christie’s Exploration & Travel with The Polar Sale Auction Catalogue
2005, 21 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.130-208, 58 color & 25 bw photos, wraps ; entire issue, fine #25026 $29.00
A sumptuous catalogue with items relating to Amundsen, Back, Borchgrevink, Charcot, De Long, Forster, Franklin, Hurley, Keohane, MacKenzie, Marston, Parry, Ponting, Ross, Royds, Scott, Shackleton, Weddell, Wilkes, Wilkins, Wilson, Worsley, and others, comprising 86 lots. Includes prices realized. [read more]

[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]

[Antarctic] The Antarctic Pilot: Comprising the Coasts of Antarctica and All Islands Southward of the Usual Route of Vessels
1997 Hydrographer of the Navy London 5th ed, 4to, pp.xvi, 262, 4 bw photos, charts, 18 diags/maps, appendices, pictorial cloth ; cloth bright, tight, fine #26590 $39.00
This fifth 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 øy, Bouvetøya, Prince Edward islands, Iles Crozet, Iles de Kerguelen, Heard island, McDonald is [read more]

[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]

[Austrian Alpine Club] Members Handbook
1951 Austrian Alpine Club London small 8vo, pp.152+72, wraps ; vg #26208 $5.00 $2.00
A guide to huts and chalets throughout Austria, with a separate section on hotels. In German. To see all of our Sale Items, click here. [read more]

[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]

[Japan]. Mt. McKinley Expedition of the Nagano Alaska Expedition 1976
1977 The Expedition Nagano 1st, 8vo, pp.241, 16 color & 84 bw photos + 6 portraits, 6 sketches, tables, 6 maps, blue cloth ; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine #26347 $75.00
The account of the Nagano Alaska Expedition 1976 which ascended McKinley via the West Buttress route and placed all six members on the summit. In Japanese with 31 pages in English, no English translation. [read more]

[Japan]. Japanese book on Climbing Technique and Equipment
nd Japan small 8vo, pp.174, 5 bw photos, many figs, wraps w/ card covers ; bookplate Ex Libris Pete Schoening, vg #26321 $9.00
A Japanese book on technique and equipment. From the collection of American mountaineer Pete Schoening with his circular bookplate. In Japanese, no English translation. [read more]

[Japan]. Japan Everest Skiing Expedition Everest: Yuichiro Miura & Japanese Everest Skiing Expedition
1970 Bungei-Shunju Tokyo 1st, 4to, pp.90 + 16, 88 color (2 fldg) & 35 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, white cloth ; slipcase corners worn, vg+, dj fine, cloth fine #25698 $255.00 $195.00
Miura was a member of the 1970 Japanese Ski Expedition and skied down alongside the Geneva Spur from below the South Col. This large-format photo book is a great companion to Miura’s own popular account of his feat. Text and photo captions in Japanese and English. Yak j521 (2nd ed). To see all [read more]

New [Japan]. Japanese Alpine Club Manaslu 1954-6
1958 Mainichi Newspapers Tokyo 1st, large 8vo, pp.24, 14, 353, 13, 47 bw photos, 30 figs, 8 sketches, 74 charts (2 fldg), 8 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), appendices, red cloth ; dj w/ lg chip top front, vg, cloth near fine #24321 $775.00 $475.00
Just as the English focused on Everest and the Germans on Nanga Parbat, so to did the Japanese focus on Manaslu. The Japanese Alpine Club made repeated visits to the mountain in 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 and 1956. This profuse official report relates their failed attempt in 1954, the reconnaissance o [read more]

[Japan]. Maki, Aritsune, ed. Manaslu: For Boys and Girls
1957 Mainichi Tokyo 1st, 8vo, pp.154, photo frontis, 100 bw photos, 3 maps, pictorial cloth w/ glassine wrap ; near fine #25697 $75.00
An account of the first ascent of Manaslu in 1956 written for boys and girls. Interestingly, this book has more photos than Maki’s adult narrative. Maki was the expedition leader. The official report ‘Manaslu 1954-6’ was published the following year. In Japanese, no English translation. Yak j6 [read more]

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