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Dodge, Ernest S. Northwest by Sea
1961 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 348, 3 maps, map eps, dec yellow cloth; cloth fine. #22250 $9.00
A nicely done history of the search for the Northwest Passage from Cabot in 1497 to the submarine Nautilus in 1958.[read more]

The Voyages of the ‘Morning’: Doorly, Gerald S.
Doorly, Gerald S. The Voyages of the ‘Morning’
1995 Bluntisham/Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, ltd facs ed of 500, 8vo, pp.xx, 224, frontis, 21 bw photos, map, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ slight discoloration area on front, tight, fine #14477 $79.00
The whaler ‘Morning’, owned and managed by Sir Clements Markham and under the command of William Colbeck, made two voyages in relief of Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) and his ship ‘Discovery’. Doorly served as Third Officer and intended to write this book with his friend and[read more]

Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap: Douglas, M.
Douglas, M. Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap
1899 Thomas Nelson London 2nd, 8vo, pp.vi, 218, 2, photo frontis, 11 bw illus, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ school prize bookplate to fep, tight, vg+ #25770 $69.00
A selection of heart-stiring narratives which relate the difficulties and perils attendant on the exploration of the Inland Ice of Greenland. Fridtjof Nansen made the first crossing of Greenland in 1888. Robert Peary attempted his crossing in 1886 reaching a higher altitude, at a more northerly la[read more]

The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica: Drewry, David J.
Drewry, David J. The Land Beneath the Ice: The Pioneering Years of Radar Exploration in Antarctica
2023 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxxi, 409, 28 color & 135 bw photos, 3 bw illus, 20 figs, 10 color & 41 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj w/small tear back cover, else dj & cloth new #27928 $39.95
From the moment explorers set foot on the ice of Antarctica in the early nineteenth century, they desired to learn what lay beneath. Drewry provides an insider’s account of the ambitious and often hazardous radar mapping expeditions that he and fellow glaciologists undertook during the height of the[read more]

The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903: Drygalski, Erich von
Drygalski, Erich von The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903
1989 Bluntisham Cambridgeshire 1st in Eng, ltd ed 450, 4to, pp.xxi, 373, photo frontis, 127 bw photos, bw drawings, 8 maps, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illustrated cover, tan cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #14478 $145.00
The first English translation of Drygalski's 1904 narrative. This was the second expedition to winter over and fielded a strong scientific team, resulting in 20 volumes of scientific reports. The ship Gauss was released only after spreading garbage around the ship to absorb sunlight. Conrad p.9[read more]

Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration: Dunne, Cyril
Dunne, Cyril Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration
2009 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 18 bw photos, 20 illus, 8 maps, wraps; new #27027 $29.95
The story of brave Arctic explorers who died in their attempts to seek the North-West Passage and North Pole during the years 1845-1877. Among them was Jim Hand from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Although low in rank, Jim was unique for two reasons. Firstly, in the year 1876, he and a small band of sh[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

Dyson, James L. The World of Ice
1963 Knopf NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, xiii, 89 bw photos, maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #11504 $9.00 $7.20
A nice book on snow mountains and glaciers throughout the world, with some Antarctic content, and with many interesting photos. Renard 472, Spence 407. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The World of Ice: Dyson, James L.
Dyson, James L. The World of Ice
1962 Knopf NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, xiii, 89 bw photos, maps, photo eps, blue cloth; cloth w/ 2 holes on 1 index page, vg #25180 $5.00 $4.00
A nice book on snow mountains and glaciers throughout the world, with some Antarctic content, and with many interesting photos. Renard 472, Spence 407. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He disco[read more]

Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer: Edinger, Ray
Edinger, Ray Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 321, photo frontis, 35 bw illus, appendix, wraps; new #27028 $18.95
The story of the famed explorer who perhaps was the greatest American hero of the 1850's. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1842, Elijah Kent Kane became a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was appointed physician to the China Mission under Caleb Cushing. In 1850 Kane sailed on the [read more]

signedEdwards, Deltus M. The Toll of the Arctic Seas
1910 Henry Holt & Co NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 449, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 54 bw photos, 3 (of 4) maps, appendix, teg, red coth; inscribed, cloth rubbed, missing primary map, otherwise vg. #21978 $89.00
Feeney, Robert E. Polar Journeys: The Role of Food and Nutrition in Early Exploration. 1997 US, 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 279, 48 bw illus, 22 tables, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new.[read more]

The Importance of Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Magnetic Field Observations to Solar-Terrestrial Physics: Egeland, A. & C. S. Deehr
Egeland, A. & C. S. Deehr The Importance of Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Magnetic Field Observations to Solar-Terrestrial Physics
2014 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.90, photo frontis, 8 color & 16 bw photos, 7 color & 1 bw illus, 35 figs, 5 color & 2 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27549 $24.95
As the premier explorer of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Roald Amundsen was both Ship’s Captain and Chief Scientist on all of his expeditions. While no one doubted his seamanship, his abilities as a scientist have been under reported. He expended considerable time and effort toward the scientifi[read more]

My Odd Shelf: Fadiman, Anne
Fadiman, Anne My Odd Shelf
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 112, 8vo, pp.9, wraps; fine #26947 $9.95
An excerpt from Fadiman’s book ‘Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader’. In this selection she discusses her collection of 64 polar exploration books. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium held in NH in 2012.[read more]

Glacier Recession in Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska: Field, William O., Jr.
Field, William O., Jr. Glacier Recession in Muir Inlet, Glacier Bay, Alaska
July 1947 Geographical Review 1st, 8vo, pp.369-399, 32 bw photos, lg color fldg map, wraps; entire issue, chipped top/bottom spine, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg- #27274 $19.00
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Beyond the Limits: The Lessons Learned from a Lifetime's Adventures: Fiennes, Ranulph
signedFiennes, Ranulph Beyond the Limits: The Lessons Learned from a Lifetime's Adventures
2000 UK rep, 4to, pp.223, photo frontis, 137 color & 15 bw photos, color map, appendix, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24128 $45.00
Fiennes, according to The Guinness Book of Records, is the world’s greatest living explorer. In a career spanning over thirty years he has circumnavigated the globe, broken numerous exploration records and experienced more than his share of triumphs and disasters. Fiennes looks back over his extraor[read more]

Shackleton: A Biography: Fiennes, Ranulph
Fiennes, Ranulph Shackleton: A Biography
2021 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.404, 7 color & 45 bw photos, 3 bw maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27808 $39.95
To write about Hell, it helps if you have been there. In 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton's attempt to traverse the Antarctic was cut short when his ship, Endurance, became trapped in ice. What followed became legend. Throughout the long, dark Antarctic winter, Shackleton fights for his life and the l[read more]

To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition – The First Pole-to-Pole Circumnavigation of the Globe: Fiennes, Ranulph
Fiennes, Ranulph To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition – The First Pole-to-Pole Circumnavigation of the Globe
1983 Arbor House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.547, 32 color photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, red/blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ lib sticker bottom spine, else fine, cloth w/ lib stamp to ffep & copyright page, foxing to edges, near fine #9108 $3.00
Account of Fiennes’ 52,000 mile polar circumnavigation from 1979 to 1982.[read more]

Zum Sechsten Erdteil: Die Zweite Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition [To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition]: Filchner, Wilhelm
Filchner, Wilhelm Zum Sechsten Erdteil: Die Zweite Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition [To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition]
1923 Verlag Ullstein Berlin 2nd issue, 4to, pp.xviii, 410, 2 ads, 104 bw photos, 123 illus, color fldg map, 52 maps/diagrams (2 fldg), errata slip, dark blue cloth; in custom oatmeal-cloth solander box w/ red leather spine label, fine, cloth rubbed top/bottom spine, tight, bp on front ep, map w/ orig folds/no tears, very good #27767 $300.00
Filchner's expedition plan to cross the polar ice from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea came to an abrupt end when the ice broke up under their base and they were forced to winter over aboard ship. This original account was translated into English in 1994 in a limited edition, although this edition h[read more]

Fisher, David E. Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker
1992 Random House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 16 color photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #9109 $19.00
Fisher traversed the Arctic Ocean on the Soviet icebreaker 'Soyuz' and recounts his voyage as well as those who have gone before.[read more]

Shackleton and the Antarctic: Fisher, Margery & James
Fisher, Margery & James Shackleton and the Antarctic
1958 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 559, 79 bw photos, 30 illus, plan, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, fold lines, unclipped, good+, cloth w/ spotting to edges, very good #26655 $45.00
An excellent, early biography of Shackleton as the Fisher’s were the first biographers to have access to Shackleton’s diaries, papers, and letters held by his family and numerous institutions, as well as survivors from his expeditions. Uncommon. Conrad p.217, Karrow 216, Meadows 442, Renard 538,[read more]

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