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The Voyages of the ‘Morning’: Doorly, Gerald S.
Doorly, Gerald S. The Voyages of the ‘Morning’
1995 Bluntisham/Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, facs ed, 8vo, pp.xx, 224, frontis, 21 bw photos, map, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #14477 $79.00
The ‘Morning’, under the command of William Colbeck, made two voyages to relieve Scott’s ship ‘Discovery’. Doorly served as Third Officer. A fine facsimile reprint of the scarce Antarctic classic first published in 1916. Now out of print.[read more]

Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap: Douglas, M.
Douglas, M. Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap
1899 Thomas Nelson London 2nd, 8vo, pp.vi, 218, 2, photo frontis, 11 bw illus, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ school prize bookplate to fep, tight, vg+ #25770 $69.00
A selection of heart-stiring narratives which relate the difficulties and perils attendant on the exploration of the Inland Ice of Greenland. Fridtjof Nansen made the first crossing of Greenland in 1888. Robert Peary attempted his crossing in 1886 reaching a higher altitude, at a more northerly la[read more]

Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure: Doyle, Arthur Conan
Doyle, Arthur Conan Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
2012 US 3rd prtg, thick 8vo, pp.368, photo frontis, 18 color & 44 bw photos, 4 bw illus, diagram, map, illus eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27591 $34.95
In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) embarked upon the “first real outstanding adventure” of his life, taking a berth as ship’s surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope. The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and pl[read more]

The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903: Drygalski, Erich von
Drygalski, Erich von The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903
1989 Bluntisham Cambridgeshire 1st in Eng, ltd ed 450, 4to, pp.xxi, 373, photo frontis, 127 bw photos, bw drawings, 8 maps, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illustrated cover, tan cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #14478 $145.00
The first English translation of Drygalski's 1904 narrative. This was the second expedition to winter over and fielded a strong scientific team, resulting in 20 volumes of scientific reports. The ship Gauss was released only after spreading garbage around the ship to absorb sunlight. Conrad p.9[read more]

Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration: Dunne, Cyril
Dunne, Cyril Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration
2009 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 18 bw photos, 20 illus, 8 maps, wraps; new #27027 $29.95
The story of brave Arctic explorers who died in their attempts to seek the North-West Passage and North Pole during the years 1845-1877. Among them was Jim Hand from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Although low in rank, Jim was unique for two reasons. Firstly, in the year 1876, he and a small band of sh[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

Dyson, James L. The World of Ice
1962 Knopf NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, xiii, 89 bw photos, maps, photo eps, blue cloth; cloth w/ 2 holes on 1 index page, vg #25180 $5.00 $4.00
A nice book on snow mountains and glaciers throughout the world, with some Antarctic content, and with many interesting photos. Renard 472, Spence 407. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He disco[read more]

Dyson, James L. The World of Ice
1963 Knopf NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, xiii, 89 bw photos, maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #11504 $9.00 $7.20
A nice book on snow mountains and glaciers throughout the world, with some Antarctic content, and with many interesting photos. Renard 472, Spence 407. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer: Edinger, Ray
Edinger, Ray Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 321, photo frontis, 35 bw illus, appendix, wraps; new #27028 $18.95
The story of the famed explorer who perhaps was the greatest American hero of the 1850's. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1842, Elijah Kent Kane became a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was appointed physician to the China Mission under Caleb Cushing. In 1850 Kane sailed on the [read more]

signedEdwards, Deltus M. The Toll of the Arctic Seas
1910 Henry Holt & Co NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 449, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 54 bw photos, 3 (of 4) maps, appendix, teg, red coth; inscribed, cloth rubbed, missing primary map, otherwise vg. #21978 $89.00
Feeney, Robert E. Polar Journeys: The Role of Food and Nutrition in Early Exploration. 1997 US, 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 279, 48 bw illus, 22 tables, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new.[read more]

The Importance of Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Magnetic Field Observations to Solar-Terrestrial Physics: Egeland, A. & C. S. Deehr
Egeland, A. & C. S. Deehr The Importance of Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Magnetic Field Observations to Solar-Terrestrial Physics
2014 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.90, photo frontis, 8 color & 16 bw photos, 7 color & 1 bw illus, 35 figs, 5 color & 2 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27549 $24.95
As the premier explorer of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Roald Amundsen was both Ship’s Captain and Chief Scientist on all of his expeditions. While no one doubted his seamanship, his abilities as a scientist have been under reported. He expended considerable time and effort toward the scientifi[read more]

My Odd Shelf: Fadiman, Anne
Fadiman, Anne My Odd Shelf
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 112, 8vo, pp.9, wraps; fine #26947 $9.95
An excerpt from Fadiman’s book ‘Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader’. In this selection she discusses her collection of 64 polar exploration books. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium held in NH in 2012.[read more]

The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole: Fagan, Chris
Fagan, Chris The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 273, 16 color photos, chart, 2 maps, wraps; new #27700 $16.95
In 2014, Chris and her husband Marty became the first American couple to ski to the South Pole unsupported, unassisted, and unguided; covering a distance of 570 miles in 48 days while pulling 220-pound sleds. At midlife, they found themselves weighing the responsibility of parenthood against the pos[read more]

To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition – The First Pole-to-Pole Circumnavigation of the Globe: Fiennes, Ranulph
Fiennes, Ranulph To the Ends of the Earth: The Transglobe Expedition – The First Pole-to-Pole Circumnavigation of the Globe
1983 Arbor House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.547, 32 color photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, red/blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ lib sticker bottom spine, else fine, cloth w/ lib stamp to ffep & copyright page, foxing to edges, near fine #9108 $3.00
Account of Fiennes’ 52,000 mile polar circumnavigation from 1979 to 1982.[read more]

To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition 1911-1913: Filchner, Wilhelm
Filchner, Wilhelm To The Sixth Continent: The Second German South Polar Expedition 1911-1913
1994 Bluntisham Huntingdon 1st, in Eng, ltd ed 400, 4to, pp.42, viii, 253, photo frontis, 53 plates, 37 illus, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth very fine, as new #14479 $125.00
Filchner's expedition plan to cross the polar ice from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea came to an abrupt end when the ice broke up under their base and they were forced to winter over aboard ship. This is the first English translation of Filchner's expedition narrative, edited by noted polar histor[read more]

Fisher, David E. Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker
1992 Random House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 16 color photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #9109 $19.00
Fisher traversed the Arctic Ocean on the Soviet icebreaker 'Soyuz' and recounts his voyage as well as those who have gone before.[read more]

Shackleton and the Antarctic: Fisher, Margery & James
Fisher, Margery & James Shackleton and the Antarctic
1958 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 559, 79 bw photos, 30 illus, plan, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge wear, fold lines, unclipped, good+, cloth w/ spotting to edges, very good #26655 $45.00
An excellent, early biography of Shackleton as the Fisher’s were the first biographers to have access to Shackleton’s diaries, papers, and letters held by his family and numerous institutions, as well as survivors from his expeditions. Uncommon. Conrad p.217, Karrow 216, Meadows 442, Renard 538,[read more]

Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero: Foley, Tim
Foley, Tim Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 229, 1 color & 7 bw photos, 4 color & 26 bw illus, appendix, wraps; some bumps from shipping, else new #27480 $24.95
Since 2010, Foley has been the driving force of a campaign to honour a man with a remarkable story. Tom Crean, the subject of this book, was born and raised a few miles away from the author’s father, on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. Foley’s narrative is based on year[read more]

The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…: Ford, C Reginald
Ford, C Reginald The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…
c1904 London 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red and black; facsimile, new #26121 $15.95
Ford served as ships’ steward on the British National Antarctic Expedtion (1901-04). Born in London in 1880, he joined the Royal Navy at 15 and volunteered for this expedition. He also served as Scott's secretary and accountant. In 1902, he broke a leg skiing but in 1903 participated in a sledging t[read more]

Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel: Ford, C. Reginald
Ford, C. Reginald Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel
2015 UK Ltd ed 400, facs reprint, 16mo, pp.31, 12 bw photos, 1 illus, staple bound, black dec & lettered bluish-green gray linen-textured wraps; ribbon-tied w/in black gift box, new, together with pamphlet, 8vo, pp.12, 6 bw photos; facs brochure, 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red & black; & 2 postcards; new #27029 $69.95
This is probably the rarest of all first-hand accounts of Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). Ford was a steward on the expedition and is notable mainly for being the first man to break his leg skiing in the Antarctic. Published privately in 1908 in New Zealand, this is a facsimile of h[read more]

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