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Laboratory at the Bottom of the World: Briggs, Peter
Briggs, Peter Laboratory at the Bottom of the World
1970 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 180, 24 bw photos, map, light blue cloth; dj vg, cloth vg+ #25727 $7.00
An popular account of the international scientific work conducted on the Antarctic continent.[read more]

Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893: Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen
Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893
1896 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 402, 24 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 bw plates, 46 text illus, 3 color fldg maps, silver-dec blue cloth; cloth miss top edge of spine, bottom spine chipped, spine edge cracking, corners worn, partially unopened, miss 2 (of 3) maps, tight, vg #26127 $85.00
A less common biography of Nansen with chapters describing his early life, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition (1888-89), the Fram Expedition (1893-1896), Greenland, Eva Nansen, New Siberia, and early Arctic exploration.[read more]

Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic: Bruce, Capt. W. M.
Bruce, Capt. W. M. Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 75, 4to, pp.21, 1 bw photo, wraps; new #26115 $19.95
Wilfred Bruce served as a Lieutenant R.N.R. on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13) on both of the southern voyages. Bruce was Scott’s brother-in-law as his sister Kathleen was married to Scott. In this uncommon account he describes his early a[read more]

Life in the Antarctic: Sixty Photographs by Members of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition: Bruce, W. S.
Bruce, W. S. Life in the Antarctic: Sixty Photographs by Members of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
2022 UK 1st thus, small 8vo, 16mo, [pp.66], photo frontis, 61 bw photos, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27900 $29.95
A small fragile booklet of photographs, by members of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-4, created to advertise their sale. This is a facsimile edition of the scarce 1907 first printing. See Renard 210, Rosove 53.A3, Spence 202.[read more]

‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke ‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.8, 2 bw photos, sketch, wraps; fine #26946 $9.95
An excerpt from Bryan’s book ‘Ordeal by Ice’ produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015.[read more]

Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 536, color frontis, 82 color & 102 bw photos, 8 color & 5 bw illus, 85 plans, 21 color maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25839 $69.95
Antarctica is surrounded by some of the world’s most hazardous seas and was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, ships have been of vital importance in Antarctic exploration. Expeditions were challenged by poorly-charted waters, violent storms, pack ice and icebergs, and diseas[read more]

Dr. Cook and the Yahgan Dictionary (Polar Priorities Special Supplement): Bryce, Robert M.
signedBryce, Robert M. Dr. Cook and the Yahgan Dictionary (Polar Priorities Special Supplement)
1994 Cook Society Hurleyville v.14, 4to, pp.12, 4 bw figures, errata sheet, wraps; signed, new #9049 $5.95
Dr. Frederick Cook served as surgeon for Adrien de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99). Prior to the expedition reaching Antarctica it stopped in Tierra del Fuego where Cook met Rev. Thomas Bridges. Bridges had spent 25 years among the Onas and Yahgans, two tribes of Tierra del Fuego, [read more]

Chasing the Cold: Frederick Paulsen’s Quest for all Eight Poles: Buffet, Charlie & Thierry Meyer
Buffet, Charlie & Thierry Meyer Chasing the Cold: Frederick Paulsen’s Quest for all Eight Poles
2015 Italy 1st, royal 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 132 color & 28 bw photos, 11 color & 2 bw illus, 1 color & 17 bw maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26879 $49.95
Frederick Paulsen’s first great adventure involved taking the reins, at age 30, of the Ferring pharmaceutical firm founded by his father. After he had transformed the company into a multinational corporation, Paulsen began to recall his childhood dream of discovering unknown lands, sparked by the Vi[read more]

Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21: Bulkeley, Rip
Bulkeley, Rip Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 276, 7 figs, 8 maps, 6 tables, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26739 $95.00
Bulkeley examines the little studied story of Fabian Bellingshausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published. By translating the official reports and other eye-witness documents from the first scientific expedition to the Antarctic of the nineteenth centu[read more]

Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59: Bull, Colin
Bull, Colin Innocents in the Dry Valleys: An Account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.267, 80 color & 5 bw photos, chart, sketch, 1 color fldg & 4 bw (1 fldg) maps, wraps; new #27812 $27.95
In 1958-59, a physicist. a biologist, and two undergraduate geology students from Victoria University of Wellington spent a summer discovering parts of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica. This expedition began what has become an annual and very fruitful Antarctic research programme from th[read more]

Bull, Colin & Pat Wright Silas: The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright
1993 Ohio State University Press Columbus 1st, trade ed, 8vo, pp.xxx, 418, photo frontis, 237 drawings by Pat Wright, 12 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new. #17520 $65.00 $59.00
Wright was the physicist and glaciologist on Scott's last expedition. This nicely done book shows via his journals, memoirs, and letters, his view of events on the expedition.[read more]

The Cruise of the ‘Antarctic’ to the South Polar Regions: Bull, H. J.
Bull, H. J. The Cruise of the ‘Antarctic’ to the South Polar Regions
1984 Paradigm Press/Bluntisham Books Suffolk facs ed, 8vo, pp.xxi, 243, frontis, 11 bw plates, appendices, silver-lettered spine & cover w/ silver & black portrait of the Antarctic, dark blue cloth; cloth tight, fine #27705 $195.00
Bull organized and accompanied the Norwegian sealer ‘Antarctic’ to investigate whaling opportunities in the Ross Sea (1894-95). They claimed the first landing on the Antarctic continent at Cape Adare in Victoria Land. Carsten Borchgrevink was a member and would later lead his own expedition in 1898-[read more]

Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician: Bullock, Mike
Bullock, Mike Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 197, 9 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #27298 $39.95
This first ever biography of Antarctic explorer Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974) covers his full (at times life-threatening) involvement with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907–1909 Nimrod Expedition and Robert Scott’s 1910–1913 Terra Nova Expedition. Priestley’s service with the British 46th Division du[read more]

Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage,  Antarctica's Forgotten Man: Burke, David
Burke, David Body at the Melbourne Club: Bertram Armytage, Antarctica's Forgotten Man
2009 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 170, 85 bw photos, plan, 3 maps, appendix, wraps; new #27290 $37.95
Bertram Armytage was the first Australian-born member of an Antarctic expedition. The son of a wealthy squatter, he became a popular sportsman who rowed for Cambridge. He fought in the Boer War and later, as an expert horseman, he was given charge of the ponies in Ernest Shackleton’s great 1907–1[read more]

Southern Horizons: The History of the British Antarctic Territory: Burton, Robert
Burton, Robert Southern Horizons: The History of the British Antarctic Territory
2008 UK 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.64, map frontis, 31 color & 79 bw photos, 9 color & 19 bw illus, 2 plans, graph, 4 maps, wraps; new #26677 $29.95
An informative booklet covering the history of the British Antarctic beginning with Francis Drake. Includes sections on Cook, Smith, Bellingshausen, Foster, d’Urville, Wilkes, Ross, the sealers, Weddell, Gerlache, Nordenskjold, Bruce, Charcot, Filchner, Shackleton, the whalers, Bagshawe, Lester, th[read more]

Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall: Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh
signedButler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 116 bw photos, plan, 2 color fldg maps in pocket, pictorial cloth; signed Butler & Riffenburgh (on bp), issued w/o dj, cloth new #27744 $59.95
On 9 January 1909, Eric Stewart Marshall joined Ernest Shackleton and two others in raising the Union Jack high on the desolate Antarctic Plateau, farther south than any men had reached before. A month and a half later, his individual heroics saved his three companions, who would otherwise have been[read more]

Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall: Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh
Butler, Angie & Beau Riffenburgh Shackleton’s Critic: The Life & Diaries of Eric Stewart Marshall
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.340, photo frontis, 116 bw photos, plan, 2 color fldg maps in pocket, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corner bumped from shipping, else new #27901 $59.95 $39.95
On 9 January 1909, Eric Stewart Marshall joined Ernest Shackleton and two others in raising the Union Jack high on the desolate Antarctic Plateau, farther south than any men had reached before. A month and a half later, his individual heroics saved his three companions, who would otherwise have been[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard
signedByrd, Richard Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #909/1000, 8vo, pp.xvi, 436, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, vellum spine, blue paper-covered boards; signed R. E. Byrd & G. P. Putnam's Sons, vellum darkened, top 1½” spine missing affecting title, dampstain on spine and rear, rubbed, pencil name on ffep, vg #9063 $275.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This limited edition is printed on rag paper and is signed by both Byrd and Putnam's. Spence 227.[read more]

Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, spine ends chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth vg #9056 $49.00
Account of five months alone south of Little America in 1934 during Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, excellent reading. Byrd had a very close call, almost dying, during these months of isolation. See Spence 232.[read more]

A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron: Byron, Commodore (John)
Byron, Commodore (John) A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron
1767 J. & F. Newbery London 1st, 8vo, pp.186, engraved frontis, 2 engraved plates, gilt-lettered spine w/ 6 panels w/ raised bands, modern ¼ morocco & marbled boards; boards bright, new eps, small repair to corner of frontis & final leaf, contemporary name on title page ‘1774 Mary Scott’, pages age browned, light foxing, some offsetting onto plates, tight, very good #26722 $1,750.00
Byron was instructed to use the frigate Dolphin to cross the North American continent via a supposed passage discovered by Sir Francis Drake. Instead, during the two year voyage (1764-66) he sailed via South America’s Strait of Magellan, through the South Pacific (discovering numerous islands along [read more]

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