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Ships of Antarctica Postcards: [Antarctic]
[Antarctic] Ships of Antarctica Postcards
UK ; new #27307 $7.95
A nice set of 8 fascimile postcards depicting the expedition ships Belgica, Antarctica, Discovery, Francais, Endurance, Terra Nova, and City of New York. These are a mix of sepia-toned, color, and black and white. Our special import![read more]

Bonhams Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue: [Arctic/Antarctic]
[Arctic/Antarctic] Bonhams Exploration & Travel Auction Catalogue
2006, 16 Sept UK 1st, 4to, pp.13-32, 28 color & 9 bw photos, photo eps, wraps; entire issue, fine #26235 $25.00
A wonderfully illustrated catalogue with 52 items relating to Evans, Shackleton, and Wilson. The bulk of the items, 34, comprise The Edward Adrian Wilson archive, the cornerstone of which is his manuscript report of the winter journey to the Emperor penguin rookery at Cape Crozier. Includes prices r[read more]

Christie’s Frank S. Streeter Library Auction Catalogue – Important Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, Science, Volume One: A-J: [Arctic]
[Arctic] Christie’s Frank S. Streeter Library Auction Catalogue – Important Navigation, Pacific Voyages, Cartography, Science, Volume One: A-J
2007, April 16-17 Christie's NY 1st, 4to, pp.349, many color & bw photos, green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ light rubbing, else fine #26915 $29.00
Frank Streeter (1918-2006) was an investor, philanthropist, and rare book collector specializing in Pacific voyages and exploration. Frank inherited the book collecting gene from his father, Thomas Streeter (1883-1965), who is regarded as the greatest American book collector of the 20th century and [read more]

Photo of Finback Whale broaching the surface: [Byrd, Richard]
[Byrd, Richard] Photo of Finback Whale broaching the surface
(Aug 27, 1930) 9.5” x 7.75”, bw; Publishers’ Press Service stamp on back (as usual), slight bend marks on two corners, pencil notation on back ‘Rear Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic Expedition, Huge finback whale comes out to investigate’, near fine #27911 $29.00
An original, large-format, press photo from the Byrd Antarctic Expedition (1928-30). This image depicts a Finback whale broaching the surface to breathe near the expedition’s base camp in the Bay of Whales. In the background is a photographer and tripod. This image is taken from the Paramount Pictur[read more]

U.S. Naval Antarctic Support Activities Metal Box: [Deepfreeze]
[Deepfreeze] U.S. Naval Antarctic Support Activities Metal Box
c.1955 Switzerland 4.75” wide x 3.5” deep x 1.25” high, aluminum/wood; very good #27913 $35.00
A unique little box from Operation Deepfreeze (1955-57). All aluminum with the exception of the front and back sides. Solid and well built![read more]

Arctic Timeline Mug: [Dinnerware]
[Dinnerware] Arctic Timeline Mug
Bone china, 8 ounces; new #26978 $19.95
This attractive mug depicts 22 salient dates and milestones in the history of Arctic exploration from 1576 – 1969 and four images. See also our Antarctic Timeline mug (#26977). To see all of our Dinnerware Items, click here.[read more]

Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) Mug: [Dinnerware]
[Dinnerware] Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) Mug
Bone china, 8 ounces; new #26680 $19.95
This attractive mug features an image of the Polar Party, Oates, Bowers, Scott, Wilson, and Evans, on one side and a commemorative logo of their arrival at the South Pole on 18 January 1912 on the other. See also our Shackleton mug (#26681). To see all of our Dinnerware Items,
Reception of the National Antarctic Expedition by the Presidents of the Royal and Royal Geographical Societies Luncheon at the East India Dock September 16, 1904... Sir Clements R. Markham... in the chair Plan of Tables: [Discovery Expedition]
[Discovery Expedition] Reception of the National Antarctic Expedition by the Presidents of the Royal and Royal Geographical Societies Luncheon at the East India Dock September 16, 1904... Sir Clements R. Markham... in the chair Plan of Tables
[1904] UK tri-folded, table-plan printed in red and black, 12.5” x 20” opened; fascimile, new #26122 $9.95
This is a facsimile copy of the scarce table seating plan used at the reception honoring the members of the National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). The plan lists 152 invited guests including Armitage, Barne, Bernacchi, Crean, Joyce, Mulock, Nares, Royds, Scott, Shackleton, Skelton, Wild, Wilson, [read more]

SPRI 2014 Christmas Card – Shackleton Watching his Men Hauling the ‘James Caird’ Across the Ice, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17): [Hurley, Frank]
[Hurley, Frank] SPRI 2014 Christmas Card – Shackleton Watching his Men Hauling the ‘James Caird’ Across the Ice, Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17)
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge color card w/ envelope, 8.25” x 5.75”, “Season’s Greetings” printed inside; new #27045 $3.95
Following the sinking of the Endurance, Shackleton and his men spent six days man-hauling their three boats across the soft, broken ice of the Weddell Sea before deciding to camp and wait for drift to bring them closer to land. This is the 2015 Christmas card of the Scott Polar Research Institute. P[read more]

Fridtjof Nansen: Scientist and Humanitarian: [Nansen, Fridtjof]
[Nansen, Fridtjof] Fridtjof Nansen: Scientist and Humanitarian
2008 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.87, 5 color & 73 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, photo eps, wraps; new #25631 $19.95
Nansen, receipient of the 1922 Nobel Peace Prize, was a politician and diplomat in addition to being a polar explorer. This is the story of his tireless work on the refugee situation in Europa in the aftermath of the Great War. Illustrated with many of Nansen’s own photos.[read more]

Card – Beautiful broken ice, Reflections and Terra Nova, 1911: [Ponting, Herbert]
[Ponting, Herbert] Card – Beautiful broken ice, Reflections and Terra Nova, 1911
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge bw card w/ envelope, 8.25” x 5.75”, printed inside "Beautiful broken ice, reflections and Terra Nova, 7th January 1911, British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13 Photographer Herbert Ponting, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge"; protective card sleeve, new #27047 $4.95
A lovely image of the ‘Terra Nova’ in the ice during Capt. Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Herbert Ponting has left us with a wealth of images covering the important early exploration of the Antarctic continent. This study, made on a dead calm day, shows a berg in the last stages of [read more]

Card – Captain Oates Tending Ponies aboard Ship during the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13: [Ponting, Herbert]
[Ponting, Herbert] Card – Captain Oates Tending Ponies aboard Ship during the Terra Nova Expedition, 1910-13
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge bw card w/ envelope, 8.25” x 5.75”, printed inside "Captain Oates and some of the ponies aboard ship. British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13 Photographer: Herbert Ponting, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge"; protective card sleeve, new #27046 $4.95
Captain Lawrence ‘Titus’ Oates, on Capt. Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13), was a member of the polar party which arrived at the South Pole after Roald Amundsen. On their return from the pole, only miles short of their resupply at One Ton Depot, it was Oates who crawled bootless out of [read more]

Card – Grotto in an Ice Berg, Terra Nova in the distance, 1911: [Ponting, Herbert]
[Ponting, Herbert] Card – Grotto in an Ice Berg, Terra Nova in the distance, 1911
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge bw card w/ envelope, 5.75” x 8.25”, printed inside "Grotto in an ice berg, Terra Nova in the distance, Griffith Taylor and Charles Wright in the foreground 5th January 1911 Photographer: Herbert Ponting, Scott Polar Research Institute, Univ of Cambridge"; protective card sleeve, new #27049 $4.95
An iconic image of the ‘Terra Nova’ framed in the opening of an iceberg during Capt. Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Herbert Ponting has left us with a wealth of images covering the important early exploration of the Antarctic continent. Not long after arriving in Antarctica, Ponting[read more]

Card – The Terra Nova and a Berg at Ice-foot, 1911: [Ponting, Herbert]
[Ponting, Herbert] Card – The Terra Nova and a Berg at Ice-foot, 1911
Scott Polar Research Institute Cambridge bw card w/ envelope, 5.75” x 8.25”, printed inside "The Terra Nova and a berg at ice-foot, 16th January 1911. British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-13 Photographer: Herbert Ponting, Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge"; protective card sleeve, new #27048 $4.95
A lovely image of the ‘Terra Nova’ moored to the ice during Capt. Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Photographer: Herbert Ponting.[read more]

Magnet – Captain Oates and Ponies: [Ponting, Herbert]
[Ponting, Herbert] Magnet – Captain Oates and Ponies
3-1/8” wide x 2-1/8” high, enamel; new #26979 $6.95
An enamel magnet, great for the refrigerator, featuring Ponting’s famous photo of Captain Oates with the ponies aboard the Terra Nova.[read more]

Magnet – Terra Nova and Ice: [Ponting, Herbert]
[Ponting, Herbert] Magnet – Terra Nova and Ice
3-1/8” wide x 2-1/8” high, enamel; new #26980 $6.95
An enamel magnet, great for the refrigerator, featuring Ponting’s famous photo of the Terra Nova amidst broken ice[read more]

Antarctica: Great Stories from the Frozen Continent: [Reader's Digest]
[Reader's Digest] Antarctica: Great Stories from the Frozen Continent
1988 Reader's Digest Surry Hills 2nd Revised ed, 4to, pp.320, photo frontis, approx. 900 color & bw photos/drawings/maps/paintings, pictorial cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18173 $39.00
A large work with hundreds of photos covering the continent, wildlife, and exploration. The majority of the book is a chronological coverage of exploration from 1501 to 1983, profusely illustrated. This is an excellent quick reference to the achievements of different expeditions.[read more]

The Physiography of the Ross Archipelago: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Debenham, Frank
[Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Debenham, Frank The Physiography of the Ross Archipelago
1923 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 40, 16 bw plates, 12 figs, 5 fldg maps in rear pocket, appendix, original green stapled wrappers; maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27706 $195.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Miscellaneous Data: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Lyons, Col. H. G.
[Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Lyons, Col. H. G. Miscellaneous Data
1924 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.[iv], 75, 5 figs, tables, large fldg plan of “Terra Nova” in rear pocket, appendix, original green stapled wrappers; light fading to spine, plan w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25789 $145.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Physiography (Robertson Bay and Terra Nova Bay Regions): [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Priestley, R. E.
[Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Priestley, R. E. Physiography (Robertson Bay and Terra Nova Bay Regions)
1923 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.x, 87, 87 bw plates, 3 fldg maps in rear pocket, original green stapled wrappers; maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25790 $195.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

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