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Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1966 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, underlining, vg+. #17382 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole: Preston, Diana
Preston, Diana A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
1998 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 269, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, red/grey cloth; dj lightly rubbed, fine, cloth fine #13207 $25.00 $19.95
Drawing on new research, Preston analyses both the reasons why Scott failed while Amundsen succeeded and the personalities behind the story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Prestrud, Kristian
Prestrud, Kristian Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 16 color & 188 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw maps, 1 bw illus, 2 plans, illus eps, wraps; new #27546 $24.95
Prestrud (1881-1927) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the land party, serving as first officer. During the first attempt to reach the pole he almost lost his life in the extreme conditions. He was left out of the following polar attempt bu[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
New Priestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1974 C. Hurst London facs reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 382, photo frontis, 147 bw illus, 3 fldg maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, very good, cloth maps w/ original folds & no tears, tight, fine #22212 $89.00
Priestley was a member of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) which encompassed a number of exploration parties which went out from their main base on Ross Island. Priestley and five others (Abbott, Browning, Campbell, Dickason, & Levick) initially set out as the Eastern Party to explore [read more]

Purves, Libby, ed. Adventures Under Sail: Selected Writings of H. W. Tilman
1982 Gollancz London 1st, 8vo, pp.254, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 9 maps, sketch, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #13610 $59.00
A nice collection of Tilman's writings covering 10 voyages in 'Mischief', 'Sea Breeze', and 'Baroque'. A hard to find title.[read more]

The Ross Dependency in Pictures: Quartermain, L. B.
New Quartermain, L. B. The Ross Dependency in Pictures
1965 Antarctic Div Wellington 1st, 8vo, pp.34, 35 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; slight browning front/back from exposure, else fine #27908 $17.00
This booklet describes and shows what New Zealand’s Ross Dependency area of Antarctica was like in the mid-1960s.[read more]

Return to Antarctica: The Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott’s Journey to the South Pole: Raeside, Adrian
Raeside, Adrian Return to Antarctica: The Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott’s Journey to the South Pole
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 324, photo frontis, 126 bw photos, 12 illus, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25452 $29.95
In the Antarctic summer of 2008-2009, Raeside travelled to Antarctica to retrace his grandfather’s footsteps and to gain perspective on an adventure of a century ago that challenged men’s courage, strength and sanity. This transports the reader to the very time and place of Scott’s expedition throu[read more]

Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?: Rawlins, Dennis
Rawlins, Dennis Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?
1973 Luce Washington 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 21 bw photos/illus, 7 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ label on spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ lib pocket, ‘Discarded’ stamp on title page, section of text sprung, good #14335 $5.00 $4.25
Rawlins examines Robert Peary's controversial claim to be the first to reach the North Pole with much on the events following Peary’s return. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Blizzard: Race to the South Pole: Rees, Jasper
Rees, Jasper Blizzard: Race to the South Pole
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #24518 $33.95
This book was produced in conjunction with a BBC series which pitted Norwegian Rune Gjeldnes, playing Amundsen, and his team against Britain Bruce Parry, playing Scott, and his team in a recreation of the race to pole. Wearing the same type of clothing as their predecessors, surviving on the same d[read more]

The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17: Richards, R. W.
Richards, R. W. The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17
2003 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.44; 2 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22750 $39.00
Richards was a member of the Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 which saw the dramatic loss of the ‘Endurance’. Had Shackleton been successful in crossing the Antarctic continent they would have met up with the Ross Sea Shore Party whose duty it was to lay depots in anticipati[read more]

Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.525, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, 2 diagrams, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25869 $74.95
In 1911 Douglas Mawson organised and led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) - a scientific investigation of the Antarctic on a scale never before considered. At the same time it was responsible for the exploration of vastly more territory than any other Antarctic expedition. It consisted [read more]

By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men
2016 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.31, 20 bw photos, map ep, wraps; new #27369 $19.95
Riffenburgh’s booklet, tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-16, in the ‘Endurance’. Ilustrated with Frank Hurley’s poignant images which include crew life, the entrapment of the ‘Endurance’ in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the journey to Eleph[read more]

Douglas Mawson: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Douglas Mawson
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, card covers; new #25915 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This examines Mawson’s life and expeditions, including his incredible tale of death, determination, and courage. This is a companion work to #25916 Roald Amundsen.[read more]

Exploring Shackleton: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Exploring Shackleton
2015 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.264, 39 color & 260 bw photos, 2 color & 6 bw illus, plan, 7 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27159 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s ‘Exploring Shackleton’ exhibition in 2015-16 to mark the centenary of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). This covers Shackleton’s life and all four of his Antarctic expeditions.[read more]

Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 297, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25088 $39.95
The story of Mawson’s three Antarctic expeditions during which he more than once escaped with his life. 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 Researc[read more]

Roald Amundsen: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Roald Amundsen
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 10 color & 20 bw photos, map eps, card covers; new #25916 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews the life, expeditions, and remarkable achievements of this accomplished Norwegian explorer. This is a companion work to #25915 Douglas Mawson.[read more]

Robert Falcon Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Robert Falcon Scott and the Terra Nova Expedition 1910-13
2016 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.150, 19 color & 100 bw photos, 1 color & 4 bw illus, 2 plans, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27160 $29.95
A marvelous, superbly illustrated, publication produced to accompany the Fram Museum’s exhibition on Scott, initially created in 2012 and shown several times since. It contains the stories of the Southern Party, the Northern Party and ‘The Worst Journey in the World’, as well as Herbert Ponting’s ic[read more]

Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition
2011 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.48, photo frontis, 7 color & 33 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw illus, map eps, card covers; new #26679 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) with chapters on preparations, the voyages, Cape Evans, the southern journey, the pole, the northern party, an[read more]

With Shackleton and Mawson: The Antarctic Diaries of Frank Wild: Riffenburgh, Beau & Angie Butler
Riffenburgh, Beau & Angie Butler With Shackleton and Mawson: The Antarctic Diaries of Frank Wild
2022 UK Ltd ed 300, 8vo, pp.xxi, 253, 130 bw photos, fig, 2 plans, 3 maps (2 color fldg in pocket), blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27762 $75.95
Frank Wild is a name well known to anyone interested in the history of Polar exploration. He was one of only two men — along with Ernest Joyce — to earn the Polar Medal with four clasps. He was also the only man to serve in the Antarctic under the British Empire’s three greats—Scott, Shackleton and [read more]

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