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The Challenge of Antarctica: Honnywill, Eleanor
Honnywill, Eleanor The Challenge of Antarctica
1984 Nelson Shropshire new ed, small 8vo, pp.127, 36 illus, 7 maps, green cloth; dj w/ some spotting on inside, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #9183 $9.00
History of Antarctic exploration thru 1983. See Spence 603.[read more]

The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes: Hooper, Meredith
Hooper, Meredith The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 358, 31 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25513 $39.95
Hooper uses diaries, journals and letters held at Scott Polar Research Institute and the Mawson Archives to the tell the often overlooked story of Captain Scott’s six-man Northern (Eastern) Party which was charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. They spent over a year in the field[read more]

Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle: Horn, Mike
Horn, Mike Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 19 color photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24740 $27.95
In August 2002, Horn set out to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle – alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transport. This is his gripping account of the 27-month expedition by foot, ski, mountain bike, kayak, catamaran, and monohull sailboat[read more]

Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975: Hunt, William R.
Hunt, William R. Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975
1975 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 395, 19 bw photos, green cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27508 $9.00
The Aleutian-Commander Islands stretch from the Alaskan peninsula west for about two thousand miles, all but enclosing the Bering Sea, the passage to the Arctic Ocean and to Asia. Waters of the sea wash two continents: Asia and North America. Though little of its human drama has been chronicled, thi[read more]

Hunt, William R. To Stand at the Pole: The Doctor Cook - Admiral Peary North Pole Controversy
1981 Stein & Day NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 21 bw illus, appendix, blue/brown cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine #11013 $25.00
More on the Cook-Peary controversy.[read more]

Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 330, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 2 figs, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25576 $39.95
2010 marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery – the South Pole. For the first time, Capt. Scott's unedited diaries run alongside those of both Roald Amundsen and Olav Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy to the events [read more]

Scott and Amundsen: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland Scott and Amundsen
1980 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st ed, 3rd imp, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 665, 109 bw photos, 13 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, pulled top spine, near fine, cloth w/ inscription, near fine. #23419 $125.00 $85.00
Huntford's classic work contrasting the Scott and Amundsen expeditions. Later republished as 'The Last Place on Earth'. Surprisingly hard to find in the first edition.[read more]

Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxxii, 588, 34 bw photos, 13 maps, wraps; new #17326 $14.95 $11.95
Huntford's classic work contrasts the differing styles of Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in their epic, and tragic, race to be the first to the South Pole. This was orignially titled 'Scott and Amundsen'. To see all of our Sale Ite[read more]

Against All Odds Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Against All Odds Poster
Image 27”x17.75” , Poster 27”x19.5”, text states “Against All Odds Their ship The Endurance destroyed, Shackleton and his men haul the lifeboat James Caird across pack ice of the Weddell Sea, Antarctica”, color w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22527 $19.95 $16.95
Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terrible ordeal endured by the crew. We are pleased to offer a terrific series of 12 different poster[read more]

Endurance – August 27, 1915 Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Endurance – August 27, 1915 Poster
Image 18”x24”, Poster 19.5”x27”, text states “Endurance – August 27, 1915 Using more than 20 flashes expedition photographer Frank Hurley captures Shackleton’s ship Endurance trapped in the ice of the Weddell Sea”, b/w w/ black margins, thick paper stock; new #21116 $19.95 $16.95
Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terrible ordeal endured by the crew. We are pleased to offer a terrific series of 12 different poster[read more]

Frank Hurley Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Frank Hurley Poster
Image size 27” x 17.75”, Poster size 27” x 19.5”, text states “Frank Hurley - Shackleton's Photographer”, black & white w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22780 $19.95 $16.95
A nice image of expedition photographer Hurley perched on a yardarm and filming Shackleton who is examining the ice ahead. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which s[read more]

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster
Image size 25.5” x 17”, Poster size 27” x 19.5”, text states “Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Endurance beset in ice, Weddell Sea, April 1915”, black & white w/ black margins, thick paper stock; new #21117 $19.95 $16.95
Another great image of Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ prior to its sinking in the Weddell Sea. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terri[read more]

Leonard Hussey and Samson Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Leonard Hussey and Samson Poster
Image 19.5”x25”, Poster 18.5”x27”, text states “Leonard Hussey & Samson Dr Leonard Hussey, meteorologist, banjo player & smallest member of the expedition, with Samon, one of the largest sled dogs”, black & white w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22781 $19.95 $16.95
Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terrible ordeal endured by the crew. We are pleased to offer a terrific series of 12 different poster[read more]

Members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance Expedition Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance Expedition Poster
Image size 27” x 19”, Poster size 27” x 19.5”, text states “Members of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Endurance Expedition, Weddell Sea, Antarctica”, black & white w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22526 $19.95 $16.95
Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terrible ordeal endured by the crew. We are pleased to offer a terrific series of 12 different poster[read more]

Mrs. Chippy and Perce Blackborow Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Mrs. Chippy and Perce Blackborow Poster
Image 19.5”x25”, Poster 19.5”x27”, text “Mrs Chippy & Perce Blackborow Perce Blackborow, youngest member of the expedition, joined the Endurance as a stowaway & became steward. Mrs Chippy, a male cat, was the pet of ships carpenter Chippy McNish, bw; new #22782 $19.95 $16.95
Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terrible ordeal endured by the crew. We are pleased to offer a terrific series of 12 different poster[read more]

Nightwatch Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Nightwatch Poster
Image 19.5”x25”, Poster 19.5”x27”, text states “Nightwatch “The Nightwatch rouses his friends, and they sit around the bogie fire, discoursing in subdued whispers” Hurley's notes, Endurance Expedition 1914-1916”, b/w w/ black bottom margin, thick paper; new #22783 $19.95 $16.95
Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terrible ordeal endured by the crew. We are pleased to offer a terrific series of 12 different poster[read more]

Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey Poster
Image 27"x17.75”, Poster 27”x19.5”, text states “Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey The James Caird is launched from Cape Wild, Elephant Island to begin the desperate 800-mile journey to South Georgia”, b/w w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22528 $19.95 $16.95
This famous image shows Sir Ernest Shackleton and a portion of the crew of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launching their lifeboat James Caird from Elephant Island. Their journey to South Georgia was a marvelous feat of open ocean navigation. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and[read more]

Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Poster
Image size 17.25” x 22.75”, Poster size 19” x 27”, text states “Sir Ernest H. Shackleton ‘Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour’”, sepia toned w/ cream-colored margins, thick paper stock; new #21118 $19.95 $16.95
This is a classic portrait image of Sir Ernest H. Shackleton, leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived th[read more]

South Georgia Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank South Georgia Poster
Image size 27” x 10.5”, Poster size 27” x 12”, text states “South Georgia Overlooking Shackleton's ship Endurance at anchor, Grytviken whaling station, South Georgia, December 1914”, black & white w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22529 $19.95 $16.95
Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terrible ordeal endured by the crew. We are pleased to offer a terrific series of 12 different poster[read more]

Tom Crean Poster (OUT OF STOCK, MAY BE BACKORDERED): Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Tom Crean Poster (OUT OF STOCK, MAY BE BACKORDERED)
Image size 16.75” x 23.5”, Poster size 18.25” x 27”, text states “Tom Crean 'The Irish Giant' Shackleton's second officer aboard the Endurance”, sepia toned w/ cream-colored margins, thick paper stock; new #22525 $19.95 $16.95
Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terrible ordeal endured by the crew. We are pleased to offer a terrific series of 12 different poster[read more]

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