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Mertz & I … The Antarctic Diary of Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis: Mornement, Allan & Beau Riffenburgh, eds.
Mornement, Allan & Beau Riffenburgh, eds. Mertz & I … The Antarctic Diary of Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis
2014 UK 1st, Ltd ed #n/400 on photo bookplate, 8vo, pp.448, photo frontis, 20 color & 86 bw photos, sketch, plan, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26891 $69.95
On the afternoon of 10 November 1912, the Far Eastern Party, consisting of three men and seventeen dogs set off on a sledging trip. The men were Douglas Mawson, Xavier Mertz and Belgrave Ninnis. Two of these men tragically died, and only the leader, Douglas Mawson, returned after what has been descr[read more]

The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration: Moss, Sarah
Moss, Sarah The Frozen Ship: The Histories and Tales of Polar Exploration
2006 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 244, 17 bw illus, 3 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #24505 $24.95
An examination of the most influential, popular, and intriguing accounts of polar journeys – from Viking settlers and Renaissance conquerors to Scott’s meticulous account of his own dying, and from the tales of Nansen, Franklin, Parry, and Shackleton to the journals of little-known explorers, missio[read more]

The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes: Moyes, Morton
Moyes, Morton The Aura of the Antarctic: Antarctic Recollections of Captain Morton Moyes
2016 Adelaide 2nd prtg Ltd ed, 4to, pp.124, 8 color & 28 bw photos, 6 color maps, appendices, photo eps, wraps; new #27534 $49.95
Captain Morton Henry Moyes OBE (1886-1981) was a teacher, naval officer, and Antarctic explorer of the heroic age. Winner of three polar medals, Moyes took part in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 under Dr. Douglas Mawson, the Shackleton Relief Expedition 1916-17 under Captain John Ki[read more]

Müller, Fritz The Living Arctic
1981 Methuen Toronto 1st, 4to, pp.233, 137 color photos, maps, gray cloth; dj near fine, cloth w/ name, fine #22251 $15.00
This large-format book is the result of over 20 years of research in the Arctic. Müller delves into the wealth of history and development of the region.[read more]

From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: An Artist's Notes and Sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93: Murdoch, W. G. Burn
Murdoch, W. G. Burn From Edinburgh to the Antarctic: An Artist's Notes and Sketches during the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93
1894 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 364, 24 pgs ads, 123 sketches/drawings, 2 maps (1 color, 1 fldg), top & fore-edges uncut, silver lettered spine, front lettered in silver edged w/ brown, brown on silver scene of men in boat w/ Balaena in background, deep green cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, pulled top spine, worn, label remnants on eps, ‘Discarded’ stamp on title pg & dedication pg, good #26787 $495.00 $420.75
Murdoch signed on as the expedition artist, and produced the primary account, of this Scottish whaling expedition to the Weddell Sea. He describes the voyage south, shipboard life, the Falkland Islands, and wildlife and sealing operations in the Antarctic. Uncommon. Conrad p.74, Karrow 495, Renar[read more]

The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold McClintock – Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin: Murphy, David
Murphy, David The Arctic Fox: Francis Leopold McClintock – Discoverer of the Fate of Franklin
2004 Dundurn Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 201, frontis, 29 bw photos/illus, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25826 $22.95
The Shackleton of his day, Leopold McClintock (1819-1907), was one of the best-known Arctic explorers of the Victorian era. He successfully undertook four major voyages of discovery as well as epic sledge journeys and was the first explorer to bring back definitive information on the lost Franklin [read more]

Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men: Murray, James & George Marston
Murray, James & George Marston Antarctic Days: Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life, by Two of Shackleton's Men
2012 UK Ltd numbered ed #280, 4to, pp.ix, xxi, 200, 4 color plates, 29 bw photo plates, 7 sketch plates, 18 text illus, cover w/ framed paper depicting an iceberg, gilt lettered title & stamped signatures of the authors, light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26225 $150.00
A fine, facsimile edition produced in a limited edition of 280 copies to match the very scarce original De Luxe edition of ‘Antarctic Days’. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) produced three deluxe, limited-edition, books – Aurora Australis (approx. 80 copies), The Heart[read more]

Eskimo Life: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Eskimo Life
1894 Longmans, Green London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xvi, 350, frontis, 15 plates, 15 woodcuts, green lib cloth; xlib, cloth mottled on back, # on spine, bookplate & pocket on eps, # on title-page, no other markings, clean, tight, vg #25803 $275.00
A detailed sociological and cultural commentary on many aspects of Greenland Eskimo life – appearance and dress, the kayak, at sea, houses and tents, cooking, character and social conditions, women, marriage, morals, judicial proceedings, art, music, and poetry, religious ideas, Christianity. A cla[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1898 Harper & Bros NY Popular ed, thick 8vo, pp.vii, 679, frontis, 17 bw plates, 6 text illus, plan, map, appendices, dec blue cloth, with 4 loose color fldg maps; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, front hinge separating, miss ffep, ink crossouts to rear ep, maps w/ orig folds, good #27643 $25.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. The four additional maps are from a 2-vol edition. A classic. AB 11983.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, uncut, orig gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ small tear top of spine, owner’s blindstamp to title page, vol II w/ owner’s blindstamp to title & contents pages, both vols tight, fine, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #11022 $295.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983.[read more]

Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram: Nansen, Fridtjof
Nansen, Fridtjof Farthest North: Being the Record of a Voyage of the Ship Fram 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Months' Sleigh Journey by Dr. Nansen and Lieut. Johansen with an Appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
1897 Harper NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xi, 587, frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ guards, 94 illus, 4 color fldg maps in 2 pockets, vII pp.xi, 713, photo frontis w/ tissue, 8 color plates w/ tissue, 93 illus, appendices, teg, others uncut, gilt-dec brown cloth; vol I w/ light wear bottom spine, vol II pulled top spine, both vols tight, vg, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, fine #26450 $245.00 $155.00
Narrative of the first Fram expedition led by Nansen with the object of investigating the polar basin north of Eurasia by drifting in the ice across the pole. A classic. AB 11983. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times: Nansen, Fridtjof
American Alpine Club LibraryNansen, Fridtjof In Northern Mists: Arctic Exploration in Early Times
1911 Stokes NY 1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xviii, 384, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 86 illus/maps; vII pp.xiii, 420, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 76 illus/maps; gilt dec blue cloth; cloth w/ label marks bottom spines, Harry P. Nichols & AAC/Nichols bookplates, DPL stamp to title & copyright pages, tight, a bright looking set, vg+ #25085 $195.00 $140.40
Nansen took five years to complete his history of Arctic exploration, expanding beyond his initial intentions. Due to the unreliability of earlier accounts, he went back to the original sources. Presented here is a wealth of information including - Hecataeus of Miletus (5th century BC), Pytheas’ voy[read more]

Nares, George Sir George Strong Nares (1831-1915)
1976 May Polar Record rep, 8vo, pp.26, 12 bw illus, map, wraps; fine. #9252 $19.00
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Edge of the World: Ross Island, Antarctica. A Personal and Historical Narrative: Neider. Charles
Neider. Charles Edge of the World: Ross Island, Antarctica. A Personal and Historical Narrative
1974 Doubleday NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 461, 33 color & 12 bw photos, 14 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth w/ some spots to edges, tight, near fine #16762 $9.00
A good book of life at McMurdo Station. The author also describes his survival of a helicopter crash on Mount Erebus. Spence 843.[read more]

Southern Light: Images from Antarctica: Neilson, David
Neilson, David Southern Light: Images from Antarctica
2012 Australia 1st, square 4to, pp.306, photo frontis, 4 color & 3 bw gatefolds, 125 color & 102 bw photos, 5 color maps, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26642 $84.95
Neilson, an experienced mountaineer, rock climber, author and photographer, presents a stunning, large-format book showcasing the beauty of Antarctica. For this project, Neilson embarked on six journeys to Antarctica (Mawson Station 1990-91, 2004-05, Antarctic Peninsula 2006, 2008, Ross Sea 2009) a[read more]

Our Lost Explorers: The Narrative of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition as Related by the Survivors, and in the Records and Last Journals of Lieutenant De Long: Newcomb, Raymond Lee
Newcomb, Raymond Lee Our Lost Explorers: The Narrative of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition as Related by the Survivors, and in the Records and Last Journals of Lieutenant De Long
1882 American Publishing, Buker Publishing Providence 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 479, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 114 engravings, 7 maps/plans, appendix, silver-dec gray cloth; cloth rubbed, spine ends frayed, some loss of color to cloth, front hinge cracked/taped, bookplate, good+ #27825 $29.00
Newcomb was the naturalist of the ill-fated Jeannette expedition which sank in the Arctic Ocean in 1881. James Gordon Bennett, Jr., owner of the New York Herald, funded an official U.S. naval expedition to reach the North Pole, choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long,[read more]

Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909: Nickerson, Sheila
Nickerson, Sheila Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 23 bw photos, 36 illus, 16 maps, wraps; new #26732 $24.95
In the second half of the nineteenth century, an epic race was underway in some of the most brutal stretches on the planet. Explorers from around the world hoped to stake their claim on the Arctic, with the North Pole being the ultimate prize. Those with the greatest success found that the fastest[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1914: Nilsen, Thorvald
Nilsen, Thorvald Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1914
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.444, 34 color & 229 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw maps, 1 color & 1 bw illus, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27545 $29.95
Nilsen (1881-1940) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was the captain of the Fram, dropping the land party off and then embarking on the South Atlantic scientific voyage before again picking up Amundsen and his men. This is one of 15 diaries (8 volumes) [read more]

The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk: Niven, Jennifer
Niven, Jennifer The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 402, 37 bw photos, map eps, brown cloth; dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #20797 $24.95 $5.00
In an epic similar to the ‘Endurance’ the ‘Karluk’ was trapped in the Arctic ice in June 1913. After five months of drifting, the ship succumbed to the pressure of the ice leaving her crew to fend for themselves hundreds of miles from land. This is a great story of Arctic exploration and the struggl[read more]

With the “Italia” to the North Pole: Nobile, Umberto
Nobile, Umberto With the “Italia” to the North Pole
1931 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.358, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendices, uncut, blue cloth; cloth spine faded & somewhat mottled, internally clean, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, vg #25805 $79.00
Nobile's account of the 1928 flight of the airship Italia in which he reached the North Pole. After turning south they ran into a storm and crashed on the ice. Ten crewmen were thrown onto the ice and six disappeared when the lightened airship surged skyward and disappeared. After a month-long or[read more]

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