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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]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Huston, dj & cloth new #26445 $49.00 $35.00
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed by Huston & Fish, dj & cloth new #25979 $59.95
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Victorinox North Pole ’09 Expedition Calendar: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Victorinox North Pole ’09 Expedition Calendar
12” wide x 24” high when opened, 34 color photos, map, 12 months; signed by Huston & Fish, fine #26387 $25.00
This calendar, for 2010, commemorates the first unsupported, unassisted American expedition to reach the North Pole. Huston and Fish spent over two months skiing more than 500 miles and hauling 300-pound sleds to the pole. A nice calendar with color photos and plenty of space for notes.[read more]

Imbert, Bertrand North Pole, South Pole: Journeys to the Ends of the Earth
1992 Abrahms/Foreign Languages Press NY 1st, 16mo, pp.191, many color & bw illus, maps, wraps; new. #9190 $10.00
A nice small book of polar history with many great illustrations.[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
2008 Australia 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 83 bw photos, 35 illus, 8 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25424 $26.95
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – he was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditio[read more]

The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter Journey Across the Tundras and a Soujourn among the Samoyans: Jackson, Frederick George
Jackson, Frederick George The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter Journey Across the Tundras and a Soujourn among the Samoyans
1895 Macmillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 297, 2 pgs ads, frontis, 45 illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth pulled top spine, edge & corner wear, school bookplate front pastedown, rear hinge starting, maps w/ original folds, good #26129 $125.00
British explorer Jackson spent years exploring the Arctic regions. This is his account of a 3000-mile sledge journey across the frozen tundra of Siberia in 1893, in winter. The primary objective of this expedition was to test a variety of equipment, clothing and food under Arctic winter conditions[read more]

Chasing Shackleton: Re-creating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival: Jarvis, Tim
Jarvis, Tim Chasing Shackleton: Re-creating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 129 color & 26 bw photos, 4 color illus, plan, 4 maps, photo eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26640 $34.95
In the winter of 2013, Jarvis, a veteran of multiple polar expeditions, set out to recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s treacherous voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia, over sea and mountain, outfitted solely with authentic equipment — clothing, boots, food, and tools — from Shackleton’s time, [read more]

Admiral Albert Hastings Markham: A Victorian Tale of Triumph, Tragedy and Exploration: Jastrzembski, Frank
Jastrzembski, Frank Admiral Albert Hastings Markham: A Victorian Tale of Triumph, Tragedy and Exploration
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 197, 41 bw photos, 9 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27896 $34.95
Few men have lived such an extraordinary life as Admiral Albert Hastings Markham (1841-1918). Besides dedicating five decades of his career to the Royal Navy, Markham was a voracious reader, prolific writer, keen naturalist, and daring explorer. He battled Chinese pirates during the Second Opium War[read more]

Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition: Jensen, David
signedJensen, David Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition
2015 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.184, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 5 plans, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #26981 $39.95
In 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson left Hobart on the Aurora, headed for Antarctica. Much is known about Mawson and tales of his exploits are often retold. But Mawson did not go alone. What of the men who set off with him and without whom he could have achieved little?[read more]

Johnson, Clive The Devil’s Labyrinth: Encounters with the Arctic
1995 UK 1st, 8vo, 32 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #11546 $39.95 $35.95
Johnson and his two companions attempted to reach the North Pole the old fashioned way, hauling sledges across the ice, with the assistance of parawings.[read more]

Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis: Johnson, Robert E., et al.
Johnson, Robert E., et al. Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis
1984 Horn of the Moon Montpelier 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 39, 17 bw illus, 2 tables, 5 maps, wraps; new #24120 $9.00
Schwatka, was a West Point graduate and cavalry lieutenant in the Indian Wars (1871-75). He later led an Arctic overland expedition (1878-80) to search for clues to the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew. This was the longest sledge trip ever made, over 3100 miles, and made his reputa[read more]

Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer: Jones, Aubrey
Jones, Aubrey Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 209, 47 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25961 $37.95
Koettlitz, a British physician, was a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97) to Franz Josef Land serving as both physician and geologist. During this expedition he fine-tuned his measures to prevent scurvy, became an experienced ski runner, dog and pony handler, and expert in polar s[read more]

The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice: Jones, Max
Jones, Max The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 352, 56 bw photos, 7 figs, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #23029 $39.95
Jones examines why the death of Scott and his men on their return from the South Pole caused such a sensation 90 years ago. By drawing on a wealth of previously unused papers he challenges several stereotypes concerning Scott’s motives and the aftermath of his death. An interesting book, ten years o[read more]

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