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Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
1983 Batsford London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.187, 62 bw photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26116 $37.00
‘I am just going outside and may be some time.’ With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as ‘a very gallant gentleman’. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott’s doomed ex[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
2009 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.235, 43 bw photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, wraps; new #25544 $25.95
'I am just going outside and may be some time.' With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as 'a very gallant gentleman'. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott's doomed [read more]

Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World: Linsdau, Aaron
signedLinsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 320, 53 bw photos, 14 maps, wraps; signed, new #26860 $16.95
Aaron Linsdau had a plan. It was to do something no other American had ever accomplished. During the 2012-13 Antarctic season he wanted to become the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. And, he wanted to do this alone. Here Linsdau covers h[read more]

Lost at Windy Corner: Lessons from Denali on Goals and Risks: Linsdau, Aaron
Linsdau, Aaron Lost at Windy Corner: Lessons from Denali on Goals and Risks
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.169, 19 bw photos, 2 illus, wraps; small delamination spot to cover edge, else new #27354 $19.95
Lost near lethal crevasses and cliffs in a blinding whiteout blizzard is the last place anyone would want to be… Windy Corner on Denali has claimed lives, fingers, and toes. What would make someone brave lethal weather, crevasses, and slick ice to attempt to summit North America’s highest mountai[read more]

The British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37: Lintott, Bryan
Lintott, Bryan The British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 4 color & 23 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, map eps, card covers; new #26678 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This examines the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, which was led by John Rymill. Consisting of 16, mostly young, explorers, scientists and military officers[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chip top front, vg+, cloth fine #24898 $69.00 $62.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj heavily chipped on edge, good+, cloth fine #23702 $89.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

This My Voyage: Longstaff, Tom
Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ splits top/bottom back of spine, inscription, vg- #24899 $9.00 $7.65
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Robert Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. To see all of our Sale Items,
Longstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1951 Murray London 2nd, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth near fine. #23915 $69.00
Longstaff was one of the great early Himalayan climber-explorers. His travels took him to the Caucasus (1903), Nanda Devi (1905), Trisul and Kamet (w/ Bruce and Mumm, 1907), Tibet (traveling partly w/ the Duke of Abruzzi, de Filippi, and Sella, 1909), Assiniboine (1910), Purcell Range (w/ Wheeler, [read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; dj w/ chips/tears, worn, front flap taped, good, cloth vg #24900 $39.00 $35.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. This book is from the collection of the American Alpine Club Library. P[read more]

American Alpine Club LibraryLongstaff, Tom This My Voyage
1950 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 15 maps, red cloth; cloth w/ fade mark top/bottom spine, Margaret Prouty bookplate, good+ #24901 $29.00 $26.10
Longstaff’s authoritative climbing memoirs. He climbed on most ranges in the northern hemisphere and was so well thought of he was even invited by Scott to go to the Antarctic, an offer he refused. A good read. Neate L48. Prouty, Margaret Jo (1908 – 1992) & Robert L. (1913 – 2000) – Margaret w[read more]

From Everest to the South Pole: Lowe, George
Lowe, George From Everest to the South Pole
1961 St. Martin's Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 216, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 6 maps/plans, blue cloth; cloth w/ light fading to spine, vg #22224 $5.00 $4.25
Lowe was a member of both the 1953 British Everest Expedition and the 1955-58 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition. US edition of 'Because it is There'. Neate L52, SB L13, Spence 724, Yak L141. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

From Everest to the South Pole: Lowe, George
signedLowe, George From Everest to the South Pole
1961 St. Martin's Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 216, photo frontis, 48 bw photos, 6 maps/plans, blue cloth; signed Ed Hillary, xlib, dj w/ # on spine, unclipped, tape marks to eps, vg, cloth w/ tape/label marks to eps, #/stamps on copyright page, very good #27432 $25.00
Lowe was a member of both the 1953 British Everest Expedition and the 1955-58 British Trans-Antarctic Expedition. US edition of 'Because it is There'. Neate L52, SB L13, Spence 724, Yak L141.[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream
2014 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 59 color & 89 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26821 $39.95
It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the 20th century’s triumphs of exploration – a powerful expression of technological daring as much as a testament of sheer, bloody-minded human willpower. As a ke[read more]

The Third Reich in Antarctica: The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39: Lüdecke, Cornelia & Colin Summerhayes
Lüdecke, Cornelia & Colin Summerhayes The Third Reich in Antarctica: The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 259, 10 color & 64 bw photos, 6 sketches, 8 diagrams, 3 color & 41 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26098 $55.95
The origins of the Third German Antarctic Expedition lie in a unique combination of the aspirations of German scientists to contribute to exploring and understanding the Antarctic environment, and the Nazi Party's drive for self-sufficiency on the road to war. Germany had joined the whaling nations[read more]

Woman with the Iceberg Eyes: Oriana F. Wilson: MacInnes, Katherine
MacInnes, Katherine Woman with the Iceberg Eyes: Oriana F. Wilson
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.319, 27 bw photos, 5 sketches, illus eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27734 $39.95
Captain Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic, the most famous story of exploration in the world, played out on the great ice stage in the south. Oriana Wilson, wife of Scott’s best friend and fellow explorer Dr. Edward Wilson, was watching from the wings. She is the missing link between many of the n[read more]

The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909: Mackay, A. Forbes
Mackay, A. Forbes The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.16, 1 color & 2 bw photo, wraps; fine #26948 $19.95
Mackay was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) and was one of three who made the first ascent of Mount Erebus. He then went on to be part of the three-man team which first reached the South Magnetic Pole. His diary (Nov 31, 1908 thru Feb 6, 1909) describes reaching the So[read more]

One More Step: Journey to Mt. Everest – A Narrative Case Study of a Successful Summit: Madden, Brendan T.
Madden, Brendan T. One More Step: Journey to Mt. Everest – A Narrative Case Study of a Successful Summit
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 238, 36 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, wraps; new #27735 $19.95
Do you have what it takes to reach the summit of Everest? In this entertaining narrative Madden, a high school science teacher with a thirst for adventure, details the steps he took before and during his climb on Everest. This book will give readers and future climbers an unprecedented account of th[read more]

Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914: Madigan, J. W.
Madigan, J. W. Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914
2012 Madigan Australia 1st, thick 8vo, pp.viii, 608, photo frontis, 169 bw photos, 12 illus, appendices, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ corner bumps from shipping, else new #26482 $99.00
These diaries describe the experiences of Cecil Thomas Madigan (1889 – 1947) in Antarctica as a member of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, led by Douglas Mawson. These are the most thorough published diaries from an expedition member other than Mawson himself. Madigan was the expedit[read more]

The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration: Markham, Sir Clements
Markham, Sir Clements The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration
1921 University Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 539, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 27 bw plates, 20 maps, 13 illus, uncut, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth rebound maintaining gilt cover decoration, new eps, tight, fine #14757 $95.00
This history of polar exploration from 1553 to 1918 was highly acclaimed upon its original publication in 1921. Includes a chronology and bibliography. Rosove 1203.[read more]

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