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Antarctica, Or Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole: Nordenskjöld, Dr. N. Otto G. & Dr. Joh. Gunnar Andersson
Nordenskjöld, Dr. N. Otto G. & Dr. Joh. Gunnar Andersson Antarctica, Or Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole
1977 C. Hurst London facs ed, 8vo, pp.xviii, 608, frontis, 224 bw illus, 4 bw maps (2 fldg), blue cloth; dj rubbed, clipped, vg, cloth slightly rippled on front, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, near fine #24623 $75.00
Nordenskjöld (1869 – 1928) was a Finnish and Swedish geologist, geographer, and polar explorer. He led the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the ship ‘Antarctic’, on the opposite side of the continent from Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition. The expedition visited the Falkland Is[read more]

“Antarctic” Zwei Jahre in Schnee und Eis am Südpol [“Antarctic” Two Years in Snow and Ice at the South Pole]: Nordenskjöld, Dr. Otto, J. Gunnar Andersson, C. A. Larsen, & C. Skottsberg
New Nordenskjöld, Dr. Otto, J. Gunnar Andersson, C. A. Larsen, & C. Skottsberg “Antarctic” Zwei Jahre in Schnee und Eis am Südpol [“Antarctic” Two Years in Snow and Ice at the South Pole]
1904 Dietrich Reimer Berlin 1st German ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.xxii, 373, frontis, 1 photo plate, 132 bw photos, 6 illus, plan, 3 maps, vol II pp.v, 411, photo frontis, 1 photo plate, 106 bw photos, 16 illus, 2 plans, 7 maps (4 color, 2 fldg in back), dec green cloth; xlib, in custom oatmeal-cloth solander box w/ red leather spine label, fine, cloth rubbed/spines darkened, vol I frontis loose, ‘Cancelled’ stamp on both title pages, maps w/ orig folds/no tears, very good #27770 $195.00
Nordenskjöld (1869 – 1928) was a Finnish and Swedish geologist, geographer, and polar explorer. He led the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the ship ‘Antarctic’, on the opposite side of the continent from Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition. The expedition visited the Falkland Is[read more]

The Geography of the Polar Regions consisting of A General Characterization of Polar Nature and A Regional Geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic: Nordenskjöld, Otto & Ludwick Mecking
Nordenskjöld, Otto & Ludwick Mecking The Geography of the Polar Regions consisting of A General Characterization of Polar Nature and A Regional Geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic
1928 American Geographical Society NY Special Pub #8, 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 359, 106 bw photos, 5 figs, 6 tables, 23 maps, grey cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth spine slightly darkened, rubbed, tight, very good #26718 $34.95
Initially published as two books (Nordenskjöld’s in Swedish), these two titles were combined to form a companion volume to W. L. G. Joerg’s “Problems of Polar Research” which was published concurrently by the American Geographical Society as Special Publication #7. Karrow 525, Renard 1154, Spence[read more]

Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69: Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed.
Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed. Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69
1879 Government Printing Office Washington 1st, thick 4to, pp.l, 644, frontis w/ tissue, 1 steel engraving w/ tissue, 73 wood/photo engravings/heliotypes, 8 sketches, double-page facsimile, 11 maps (6 fldg,3 double-page), lg linen-backed fldg map in pocket, appendices, errata, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth w/ stain top of spine on text, hinges bit tender, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #27510 $225.00
Charles Francis Hall (1821-1871) was an American Arctic explorer who made three expeditions to the Arctic regions, the first two to search for records of Sir John Franklin and the last an attempt on the North Pole on which Hall died. Nourse’s massive account of Hall’s second expedition (1864-69) inc[read more]

Nunlist, Hugo Spitsbergen: The Story of the 1962 Swiss Spitsbergen Scientific Expedition
1966 Barnes NY 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 48 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9984 $19.00
Describes the pleasures and drawbacks of climbing in Spitsbergen. Neate N45.[read more]

Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor: O’Shea, Ian
O’Shea, Ian Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor
2012 UK 1st, Ltd ed #n/250, oblong 16mo, [pp.42], 30 bw illus, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26892 $37.95
On 4 January 1912 Tom Crean, William Lashley and Teddy Evans watched as Robert Scott and the Pole party began their fateful trip. The three men not chosen by Scott to be part of the Pole party turned round and began their march back to Cape Evans, 750 miles away. Eighty-three miles from safety Evans[read more]

Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died: O'Connell, Fergus
O'Connell, Fergus Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died
2015 UK 8vo, pp.xvi, 163, figs, wraps; new #27106 $9.95
What could be more intriguing than a management book built around a gripping story of exploration? The 1911–12 race between British explorer Robert Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen to be first to the South Pole provides the rarest of case studies. Two teams carry out the same project. One is spect[read more]

Osborn, Capt. Sherard On the Exploration of the North Polar Basin, with a Resume of recent Swedish, German and Austrian attempts to reach the Polar Circle from the Atlantic Ocean
1872, 27 July Royal Geographical Society Proceedings London 8vo, pp.227-240, entire issue, blue wraps; large X mark on cover, vg. #18624 $59.00
Text of a paper read before the RGS followed by remarks from those present.[read more]

In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912: Osborne, S. L.
Osborne, S. L. In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912
2013 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 35 bw photos, fig, 3 maps, wraps; new with separately printed end notes (pp.11) #26643 $26.99
Following up on her master’s thesis on Canadian polar explorer Joseph-Elzéar Bernier, Osborne tells the history of how the Arctic became part of Canada and how the Dominion government established jurisdiction there. She describes early expeditions to Canada's North, including the little-known Domin[read more]

Erebus: The Story of a Ship: Palin, Michael
Palin, Michael Erebus: The Story of a Ship
2018 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 334, 38 color & 21 bw photos, 18 illus, 8 maps, appendix, illus eps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #27477 $39.95
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Er[read more]

Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45: Parker, Linda
Parker, Linda Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 332, 105 bw photos, 13 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27611 $49.95
The generation that reached maturity in the interwar years had grown up in the shadow of the heroic age of Polar exploration and the sacrifices of a generation in the Great War. Their own adventures were to prove as astonishing and heroic as those of a previous generation. The members of the Brit[read more]

Scott’s Last Expedition: Parker, Steve
Parker, Steve Scott’s Last Expedition
2012 UK updated ed, 4to, pp.96, 47 color & 39 bw photos, 5 color & 3 bw illus, plan, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26545 $15.95
This publication by the Natural History Museum tells the story of Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Numerous chapters focus on different aspects of the expedition with a number of photos of recovered artifacts.[read more]

An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941: Passel, Charles F
signedPassel, Charles F An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941
1992 Four-O-Imprint Abilene Ltd ed 250, 8vo, pp.xvi, 387, 60 bw photos, quarter-bound w/ blue cloth spine & map-illustrated paper boards; signed & dated 10/23/92 on front pastedown, issued w/o dj, boards w/ 1.5” red mark to front, light rubbing, tight, near fine #27433 $155.00
Passel (1915-2002) served as a geologist on Admiral Byrd’s US Antarctic Service expedition (1939-41) at West Base and participated in the Geological Party’s 83-day traverse to Marie Byrd Land. His extensive diaries have appeared in several variants. They were first published in softcover in an edite[read more]

See article titles below: Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H.
Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H. See article titles below
1904 Smithsonian Institution Annual Report, GPO Washington, DC 1st, black cloth; entire issue, thick 8vo, pp.876, spine darkened, very good #26707 $75.00
Peary, R. E. North Polar Exploration: Field Work of the Peary Arctic Club, 1898-1902. pp.427-457, 15 bw photos, fldg map; with Markham, Clements R. The First Years Work of the National Antarctic Expedition. pp.459-465, color fldg map; with Nordenskiöld, Otto. The Swedish Antarctic Expedition. [read more]

Nearest the Pole: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906: Peary, Robert E.
Peary, Robert E. Nearest the Pole: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906
1907 Doubleday, Page & Co NY 1907 Doubleday, Page & Co, NY, 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xx, 411, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 90 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, gilt-dec cloth; cloth w/ pencil inscription on ffep, tight, maps w/ no tears, near fine #25756 $225.00
Peary’s 1905 attempt at the Pole departed from northern Ellesmere Island. He made a disputed claim of reaching 87º06’, a new ‘furthest north’. He then returned to Ellesmere and continued along the western shore from which he made his sighting of the non-existent Crocker Land. An important work in th[read more]

The North Pole: Peary, Robert E.
Peary, Robert E. The North Pole
1910 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, UK, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 315, photo frontis, 3 photogravures, 16 color & 96 bw photos, lg color fldg map back, appendices, dec green cloth; cloth rubbed, 2” split to rear hinge, miss fep, partially unopened, vg+. #20110 $175.00
Peary at the Pole!? Whether you believe Peary reached the Pole or not this is an important work. This UK edition is a more impressive presentation than the US edition. AB 13230.[read more]

N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia: Piesing, Mark
New Piesing, Mark N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 428, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27779 $29.95
Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1928, the world-famous exploring airship Italia—code-named N-4—was struck by a terrible storm and crashed somewhere over the Arctic ice, triggering the largest polar rescue mission in history. Helping lead the search was Roald Amundsen, the poles[read more]

Bibliographie Antarctique en Langue Française: De Cook (1772) au Traité sur l’Antarctique (1959), avec une partie littérature, fiction et bande dessinée: Pimentel, Jean
signedPimentel, Jean Bibliographie Antarctique en Langue Française: De Cook (1772) au Traité sur l’Antarctique (1959), avec une partie littérature, fiction et bande dessinée
2009 France Ltd ed #n/200, 8vo, pp.285, 8 color & 63 bw photos, 2 maps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27003 $189.00
Antarctic Bibliography in French Language: From Cook (1772) to the Antarctic Treaty (1959), with some literature, fiction, and comics Pimental’s 746-entry bibliography, while geared to the French-language collector, also contains books in English. He includes sections on bibliographies, general h[read more]

Antarctic Posts and Stamps: Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey
New Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey Antarctic Posts and Stamps
1975 Harry Hayes UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.71, 44 figs, map, wraps; vertical & corner crease on front cover, else tight, fine #27945 $29.00
Pirie (1878-1965), a medical doctor, philatelist, orchid-grower, and bacteriologist, was also a member of William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-4, acting as both surgeon and geologist. He co-authored the official narrative of the expedition. As a noted philatelist, sp[read more]

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World: Pitzer, Andrea
Pitzer, Andrea Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 302, 11 bw illus, 11 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27927 $28.95
The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploratio[read more]

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