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Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk: Levy, Buddy
Levy, Buddy Empire of Ice and Stone: The Disastrous and Heroic Voyage of the Karluk
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 412, photos frontis, 54 bw photos, 3 bw maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27809 $29.95
The true, harrowing story of the ill-fated 1913 Canadian Arctic Expedition and the two men who came to define it. In the summer of 1913, the wooden-hulled brigantine Karluk departed Canada for the Arctic Ocean. At the helm was Captain Bob Bartlett, considered the world’s greatest living ice navigato[read more]

Lewis, David Voyage to the Ice: The Antarctic Expedition of Solo
1979 ABC Sydney 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 62 color & 6 bw photos, 5 figures, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18740 $25.00
Lewis, a veteran of several Antarctic voyages, let this eight person 1977-78 expedition.[read more]

Icebound in Antarctica: Lewis, David & Mimi George
Lewis, David & Mimi George Icebound in Antarctica
1987 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 242, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9203 $15.00
Account of six people sailing to, and wintering over in, Antarctica and the resulting human behavior.[read more]

Lewis, David & Mimi George Icebound in Antarctica
1987 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 242, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #14455 $22.00 $19.00
Account of six people wintering over and the resulting human behavior.[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
1983 Batsford London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.187, 62 bw photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26116 $37.00
‘I am just going outside and may be some time.’ With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as ‘a very gallant gentleman’. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott’s doomed ex[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
2009 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.235, 43 bw photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, wraps; new #25544 $25.95
'I am just going outside and may be some time.' With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as 'a very gallant gentleman'. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott's doomed [read more]

Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World: Linsdau, Aaron
signedLinsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 320, 53 bw photos, 14 maps, wraps; signed, new #26860 $16.95
Aaron Linsdau had a plan. It was to do something no other American had ever accomplished. During the 2012-13 Antarctic season he wanted to become the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. And, he wanted to do this alone. Here Linsdau covers h[read more]

The British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37: Lintott, Bryan
Lintott, Bryan The British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 4 color & 23 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, map eps, card covers; new #26678 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This examines the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, which was led by John Rymill. Consisting of 16, mostly young, explorers, scientists and military officers[read more]

Locked in Ice: Nansen’s Daring Quest for the North Pole: Lourie, Peter
Lourie, Peter Locked in Ice: Nansen’s Daring Quest for the North Pole
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 316, 165 bw photos, 29 illus, 3 plans, 6 maps, appendix, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27522 $24.95
An adventurer who stands alongside polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, Fridtjof Nansen contributed tremendous amounts of new information to our knowledge about the Polar Arctic. At a time when the North Pole was still undiscovered territory, he attempted the journey in a way most experts thought mad: [read more]

Low, A. P. Report on the Dominion Government Expedition to Hudson Bay and the Arctic Islands on Board the D. G. S. Neptune 1903-1904
1906 Government Printing Bureau Ottowa 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 355, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, lg color fldg map in pocket, appendices, gold dec green cloth; cloth w/ dampstain to front cover, owner’s bookplate to fep, blindstamp on title page, tight & internally clean, vg, map fine. #21979 $49.00
The Neptune wintered over in Hudson Bay, cruised northward along the east side of Baffin Bay to Cape Sabine, then southward along the west side of Baffin Bay with a detour into Lancaster Sound. Much research was conducted on geology and animal, plant, and Eskimo life. Includes a very nice, large c[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream
2014 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 59 color & 89 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26821 $39.95
It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the 20th century’s triumphs of exploration – a powerful expression of technological daring as much as a testament of sheer, bloody-minded human willpower. As a ke[read more]

The Third Reich in Antarctica: The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39: Lüdecke, Cornelia & Colin Summerhayes
Lüdecke, Cornelia & Colin Summerhayes The Third Reich in Antarctica: The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 259, 10 color & 64 bw photos, 6 sketches, 8 diagrams, 3 color & 41 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26098 $55.95
The origins of the Third German Antarctic Expedition lie in a unique combination of the aspirations of German scientists to contribute to exploring and understanding the Antarctic environment, and the Nazi Party's drive for self-sufficiency on the road to war. Germany had joined the whaling nations[read more]

The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved: Lundborg, Einar
Lundborg, Einar The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved
1929 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.221, photo frontis, 99 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, white spot to spine, tight, vg- #26717 $32.00
Lundborg, a First Lieutenant in the Swedish Air Force, was well known for daring, long-distance northern flights. When he rescued Umberto Nobile, following the crash of the dirigible “Italia” in May 1928, he was promoted to Captain. Profusely illustrated with many of Lunborg’s own photos.[read more]

Snow Widows: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind: MacInnes, Katherine
MacInnes, Katherine Snow Widows: Scott’s Fatal Antarctic Expedition Through the Eyes of the Women They Left Behind
2022 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 497, 35 bw photos, 3 color illus, map, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27792 $49.95
The men of Captain Scott’s Polar Party were heroes of their age, enduring tremendous hardships to further the reputation of the Empire they served by reaching the South Pole before dying on the return journey. But they were also husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers. Now for the first time, MacIn[read more]

The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909: Mackay, A. Forbes
Mackay, A. Forbes The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.16, 1 color & 2 bw photo, wraps; fine #26948 $19.95
Mackay was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) and was one of three who made the first ascent of Mount Erebus. He then went on to be part of the three-man team which first reached the South Magnetic Pole. His diary (Nov 31, 1908 thru Feb 6, 1909) describes reaching the So[read more]

Etah and Beyond or Life within Twelve Degrees of the Pole: MacMillan, Donald Baxter
MacMillan, Donald Baxter Etah and Beyond or Life within Twelve Degrees of the Pole
1927 Houghton Mifflin NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 287, photo frontis, 98 bw photos, 2 bw maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine & back/corners, unclipped, good+, cloth spine darkened, front hinge cracked, very good #27876 $195.00
MacMillan (1874-1970) was an American explorer, sailer, researcher, and lecturer who made over 30 expeditions to the Arctic, pioneering the use of radios, airplanes, and electricity in the Arctic. In 1923-24 he led a National Geographic Expedition in the schooner Bowdoin to Smith Sound on the northw[read more]

Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole: MacPhee, Ross D. E.
MacPhee, Ross D. E. Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole
2010 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.x, 245, photo frontis, 11 fldg panoramas, 50 color & 104 bw photos, 16 color & 9 bw illus, 2 drawings, 2 color & 2 bw maps, fldg map back, pictorial cloth; plastic slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25521 $27.95
Produced with the American Musuem of Natural History, this profusely-illustrated work features a number of photos of historic artifacts from Amundsen’s and Scott’s expeditions. This book was created to accompany the AMNH’s ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ exhibit.[read more]

Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914: Madigan, J. W.
Madigan, J. W. Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914
2012 Madigan Australia 1st, thick 8vo, pp.viii, 608, photo frontis, 169 bw photos, 12 illus, appendices, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ corner bumps from shipping, else new #26482 $99.00
These diaries describe the experiences of Cecil Thomas Madigan (1889 – 1947) in Antarctica as a member of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, led by Douglas Mawson. These are the most thorough published diaries from an expedition member other than Mawson himself. Madigan was the expedit[read more]

The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration: Markham, Sir Clements
Markham, Sir Clements The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration
1921 University Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 539, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 27 bw plates, 20 maps, 13 illus, uncut, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth rebound maintaining gilt cover decoration, new eps, tight, fine #14757 $95.00
This history of polar exploration from 1553 to 1918 was highly acclaimed upon its original publication in 1921. Includes a chronology and bibliography. Rosove 1203.[read more]

Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58: Martin, Geoffrey Lee
Martin, Geoffrey Lee Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58
2007 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, 114 color & 16 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #24744 $44.95
On 20 January 1958, Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary met at the South Pole amid a blaze of controversy. It had been intended that Fuchs would be the first to reach the Pole – the halfway point of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition’s crossing of the frozen continent — but Hillary and[read more]

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