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The Quest for Frank Wild: Including his Original Memoirs: Butler, Angie
signedButler, Angie The Quest for Frank Wild: Including his Original Memoirs
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.214, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25808 $49.95
Frank Wild, one of the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time, participated in five Antarctic expeditions, serving with Scott, Shackleton, and Mawson, on five different ships. This tells the gripping story of Butler’s determination to unravel the truth of Wild’s final years. He sup[read more]

Buttin, Yvette Grand-Mère 7000: A L'Assaut de l'Himalaya
1973 De La Cité Paris 1st, 8vo, pp.220, 15 bw photos, wraps; vg+. #12985 $26.00
Account of the 1972 French Gurja Himal expedition. In French, no English translation. Yak B314.[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]

Skyward: Byrd, Richard
Byrd, Richard Skyward
1928 Putnam's NY 6th imp, 8vo, pp.xv, 359, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 46 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, hinges cracked, few leaves loose, good #14448 $2.00
Byrd's autobiography prior to his South Pole expeditions, including his flight to the North Pole. AB 44226, Spence 224.[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]

Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 4th imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; dj chipped, taped tears, good, cloth very good #11854 $9.00
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]

Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #165/500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 94 bw photos, map, uncut, blue buckram & cream paper boards; signed, issued w/o dj, boards w/ slight fading to spine, pages upopened, fine #10864 $495.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe[read more]

Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis, 94 bw photos, map, map eps, uncut, blue cloth; dj spine faded w/ rub marks, chipped top/bottom spine, & back edge, vg-, cloth tight, vg #9060 $19.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 422, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, photo eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge chips, unclipped, vg, cloth bright, tight, maps w/ original folds, no tears, fine, w/ Byrd Prize Letter Contest flyer #9064 $39.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This is the first edition, first issue with the ‘E.’ missing from Eleanore E. Bolling Byrd's name on the dedication page. Spence 227.[read more]

A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron: Byron, Commodore (John)
Byron, Commodore (John) A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron
1767 J. & F. Newbery London 1st, 8vo, pp.186, engraved frontis, 2 engraved plates, gilt-lettered spine w/ 6 panels w/ raised bands, modern ¼ morocco & marbled boards; boards bright, new eps, small repair to corner of frontis & final leaf, contemporary name on title page ‘1774 Mary Scott’, pages age browned, light foxing, some offsetting onto plates, tight, very good #26722 $1,750.00
Byron was instructed to use the frigate Dolphin to cross the North American continent via a supposed passage discovered by Sir Francis Drake. Instead, during the two year voyage (1764-66) he sailed via South America’s Strait of Magellan, through the South Pacific (discovering numerous islands along [read more]

Cameron, Ian Mountains of the Gods: The Himalaya and the Mountains of Central Asia
1984 Facts on File NY 1st, 4to, pp.248, 23 color & 83 bw photos, 17 color illus, 8 maps, appendices, burgundy cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #11855 $35.00
A nicely done book on natural history, exploration, and climbing. From the collection of American mountaineer Richard Irvin with his signature. Neate C05, SB C03.[read more]

Solitudini di Ghiaccio: Everest, il Sogno dell’Impossibile [Solitudes of Ice: Everest, the Dream of the Impossible]: Caminati, Luciano
Caminati, Luciano Solitudini di Ghiaccio: Everest, il Sogno dell’Impossibile [Solitudes of Ice: Everest, the Dream of the Impossible]
2014 Italy 1st, small 8vo, pp.271, wraps w/ French flaps; new #27655 $29.95
The story of Mario Trimeri, the second Italian after Reinhold Messner, to have reached the goal of the Seven Summits and the first in the world, with Romanian Coco Popescu, to have climbed the Volcanic Seven Summits, the seven highest volcanoes of the seven continents. Caminati tells of the tormente[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]

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]

Snow, Sleds and Silence: The Story of the Nordkapp Expedition: Cant, Rona
Cant, Rona Snow, Sleds and Silence: The Story of the Nordkapp Expedition
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 184, photo frontis, 29 color & 34 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #25975 $29.95
The story of the 2004 Nordkapp Expedition, a 500-km dog-sled expedition on the northernmost tip of Norway. Cant’s story encapsulates the magic, tedium, and sheer endurance of working in unfamiliar terrain. It tells of the harshness of the climate, the beauty of being far from the civilised world a[read more]

By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 209, photo frontis, 31 bw illus, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #17702 $25.00
An original examination of the first two attempts to reach the North Pole by airship chronicling the attempts by Andree in 1897 and Wellman from 1907 to 1909. Thoroughly researched with notes and bibliography.[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]

Card, Frank Whensoever: 50 Years of the RAF Mountain Rescue Service 1943-1993
1993 Ernest Press UK 1st, 8vo, pp.338, photo frontis, 94 bw photos, 14 maps, cartoons, appendices, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #18375 $35.95 $32.95
The RAF Mountain Rescue Service has a long history of recovery and rescue of not only aircrew members but also civilians caught out in the mountains.[read more]

The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924: Carr, Herbert
Carr, Herbert The Irvine Diaries: Andrew Irvine and the Enigma of Everest 1924
1979 Gastons-West Col Goring 1st, 8vo, pp.143, photo frontis, 13 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9574 $125.00
Interesting biography of Irvine who, along with George Mallory, disappeared on Everest in 1924. Much of this is from Irvine’s diaries and includes his early life, rowing at Oxford, ski racing at Mürren, Spitsbergen (1923), and Everest (1924).[read more]

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