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In the Teeth of the Wind: South Through the Pole: Hubert, Alain, Dixie Dansercoer & Michel Brent
Hubert, Alain, Dixie Dansercoer & Michel Brent In the Teeth of the Wind: South Through the Pole
2001 UK 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 210, 96 color & 1 bw photos, 2 color illus, map, appendices, blue-green cloth; dj & cloth new. #22298 $45.00 $40.50
A very nicely done English translation that details the 1997-98 crossing of Antarctica by Belgium's Alain Hubert and Dixie Dansercoer. The pair ski-sailed across the continent from the coast of Dronning Maud Land to Ross Island via the South Pole. Their 3,924-km journey lasted 99 days during which[read more]

Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxxii, 588, 34 bw photos, 13 maps, wraps; new #17326 $14.95 $11.95
Huntford's classic work contrasts the differing styles of Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in their epic, and tragic, race to be the first to the South Pole. This was orignially titled 'Scott and Amundsen'. To see all of our Sale Ite[read more]

Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Poster
Image size 25.5” x 17”, Poster size 27” x 19.5”, text states “Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Endurance beset in ice, Weddell Sea, April 1915”, black & white w/ black margins, thick paper stock; new #21117 $19.95 $16.95
Another great image of Shackleton’s ship ‘Endurance’ prior to its sinking in the Weddell Sea. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived the sinking and terri[read more]

Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey Poster
Image 27"x17.75”, Poster 27”x19.5”, text states “Shackleton’s Great Open Boat Journey The James Caird is launched from Cape Wild, Elephant Island to begin the desperate 800-mile journey to South Georgia”, b/w w/ black bottom margin, thick paper stock; new #22528 $19.95 $16.95
This famous image shows Sir Ernest Shackleton and a portion of the crew of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition launching their lifeboat James Caird from Elephant Island. Their journey to South Georgia was a marvelous feat of open ocean navigation. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and[read more]

Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Poster: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Sir Ernest H. Shackleton Poster
Image size 17.25” x 22.75”, Poster size 19” x 27”, text states “Sir Ernest H. Shackleton ‘Never for me the lowered banner, never the last endeavour’”, sepia toned w/ cream-colored margins, thick paper stock; new #21118 $19.95 $16.95
This is a classic portrait image of Sir Ernest H. Shackleton, leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Much has been written on the ‘Endurance’ and this epic story of survival. Frank Hurley, the expedition photographer, took a great number of wonderful images, many of which survived th[read more]

South with Shackleton: Hussey, Dr. L. D. A.
Hussey, Dr. L. D. A. South with Shackleton
1949 Sampson Low London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 182, frontis illus, 17 illus, appendix, map eps, light greenish gray cloth; dj is facsimile of vg dj, cloth rubbed, hinges weak, vg #27621 $225.00
Leonard Hussey (1891-1964) served with Sir Ernest Shackleton on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), in the Endurance, and the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition (1921-22), in the Quest. The bulk of Hussey’s account deals with his experiences on the Endurance expedition. He provide[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
1988 Unwin & Hyman London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 84 bw photos, 1 plan, 34 illus, 8 maps, appendices, page ribbon, gilt lettered spine, black papered boards; dj fine, cloth fine #25647 $149.00
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – 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 Research Expeditio[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
2008 Australia 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 83 bw photos, 35 illus, 8 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25424 $26.95
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – 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 Research Expeditio[read more]

Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Bases: Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Bases: Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf
2010 Australia 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.72, 52 color & 67 bw photos, 2 maps, photo ep, wraps; new #25676 $49.00
A nicely produced book documenting the various huts at Mawson’s three Antarctic bases established during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14). Mawson's team established three bases – Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf. The main one was built at Cape Denison[read more]

Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Huskies of the Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration
2018 UK 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.71, 55 bw photos, figs, wraps; new #27427 $23.95
This is a fascinating account of the development of the use of huskies who first stepped ashore in Antarctica on February 17, 1899 and left their paw marks on the ice for the very last time 95 years later in 1994. It includes the history of huskies used by Australian Douglas Mawson, Norwegian explor[read more]

Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition: Jensen, David
signedJensen, David Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition
2015 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.184, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 5 plans, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #26981 $39.95
In 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson left Hobart on the Aurora, headed for Antarctica. Much is known about Mawson and tales of his exploits are often retold. But Mawson did not go alone. What of the men who set off with him and without whom he could have achieved little?[read more]

Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram: Johnson, Charles W.
Johnson, Charles W. Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
2014 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.xiv, 318, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, 3 figures, 4 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26866 $34.95
In the golden age of polar exploration (from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s), many an expedition set out to answer the big question - was the Arctic a continent, an open ocean beyond a barrier of ice, or an ocean covered with ice? The ice had kept its secret well; ships trying to penetrate, like t[read more]

Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer: Jones, Aubrey
Jones, Aubrey Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 209, 47 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25961 $37.95
Koettlitz, a British physician, was a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97) to Franz Josef Land serving as both physician and geologist. During this expedition he fine-tuned his measures to prevent scurvy, became an experienced ski runner, dog and pony handler, and expert in polar s[read more]

The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice: Jones, Max
Jones, Max The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 352, 56 bw photos, 7 figs, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #23029 $39.95
Jones examines why the death of Scott and his men on their return from the South Pole caused such a sensation 90 years ago. By drawing on a wealth of previously unused papers he challenges several stereotypes concerning Scott’s motives and the aftermath of his death. An interesting book, ten years[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills
Joyce, Ernest E. Mills The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
2017 UK 1st thus, ltd ed 300 numbered copies, 8vo, pp.xxi, 220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, errata slip, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27342 $59.95
The first facsimile edition of Joyce’s incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic as a member of Sc[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills.
signedJoyce, Ernest E. Mills. The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
1929 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, gilt lettered spine, light blue cloth; inscribed “To Harry, From Yr Ould Penguin Joycey, Antarctica 1901-4 1907-9 1914-17 London 22-3-30” on half-title, cloth rubbed, front hinge starting, very good #20109 $1,745.00 $1,695.00
A Signed Copy of Joyce’s Ross Sea Party Narrative The incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic[read more]

Kelly, John Due South: An Antarctic Journal
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 64, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, wraps; new. #23533 $17.95
Kelly’s account of his time in the Antarctic in 2003 when he was selected artist for the British Antarctic Survey.[read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom II Góry Azji [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol. II - Mountains of Asia]: Kielkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al
Kielkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom II Góry Azji [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol. II - Mountains of Asia]
2005 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.805, 112 color & 390 bw photos, 7 illus, 235 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24779 $79.95
Kielkowski spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This second volume consists of over 4300 entries on Asian mountain ranges, major massifs, peaks, valleys, glaciers, geographic and topographic characteristics, rock climbing areas, [read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom I Wprowadzenie [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol I Introduction]: Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al.
Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al. Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom I Wprowadzenie [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol I Introduction]
2003 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 535, 232 color & 396 bw photos, 240 illus, 4 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped from shipping, else new #27616 $59.95
Kielkowski has spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This introductory volume consists of 2400 entries containing general information about the mountains in the fields of geology, plants, animals, geographic and topographic termin[read more]

Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom III Góry Europy [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol III Europe’s Mountains]: Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al.
Kiełkowski, Jan, Małgorzaty Kiełkowski, et al. Wielka Encyklopedia Gór i Alpinizmu: Tom III Góry Europy [The Great Encyclopedia of Mountains and Mountaineering: Vol III Europe’s Mountains]
2007 Stapis Katowice 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 847, 146 color & 354 bw photos, 139 illus, 221 maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth bumped from shipping, else new #27617 $79.95
Kielkowski has spent 20 years overseeing a tour-de-force, seven volume encyclopedia devoted to the mountains of the world. This third volume consists of over 3900 entries on European mountain ranges, major massifs, peaks, valleys, glaciers, geographic and topographic characteristics, rock climbing a[read more]

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