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Adrift on an Ice-Pan: Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason
signedGrenfell, Wilfred Thomason Adrift on an Ice-Pan
1931 Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY 28th imp, small 8vo, pp.xxv, 69, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, appendix, grey cloth; signed, cloth vg #27457 $25.00 $21.25
Grenfell (1865-1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. In April 1908, he was summoned to treat a seriously ill boy who needed immediate attention to save not only his leg but his life. Grenfell set out from St. Anthony, Newfoundland, with his komatik and his eight best dogs. [read more]

Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica: Griffiths, Tom
Griffiths, Tom Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica
2007 US US, 1st, 8vo, pp.399, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24753 $29.95
Australian Griffiths has spent time on the ice and reflects on the history of human experiences in Antarctica, taking the reader on a journey of discovery, exploration, and adventure, interweaving his own diary entries with rich and engaging essays on Antarctic history, science and culture. A most [read more]

Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition: Guttridge, Leonard F.
Guttridge, Leonard F. Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
2000 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, map, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, fine, cloth near fine #18964 $27.95 $19.00
Greely's Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881-84) was based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, Ellesmere Island. They explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land, and extended the mapping of Hayes Sound. When relief ships fa[read more]

Born Adventurer: The Life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic Pioneer: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Born Adventurer: The Life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic Pioneer
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 255, 17 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24182 $39.95
The story of Frank Bickerton (1889-1954), the British engineer on Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14. The expedition gave birth to what Fiennes has called 'one of the greatest accounts of polar survival in history' and surveyed for the first time the 2,000-mile stretc[read more]

Ice Captain: The Life of J. R. Stenhouse: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Ice Captain: The Life of J. R. Stenhouse
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 238, 21 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25087 $39.95
The first full biography of Commander Joseph Russell Stenhouse, commander of the ‘Aurora’ on Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) and the ‘Discovery’ on the National Oceanographic Expedition (1925-27). While Shackleton was beginning his epic with the ‘Endurance’, the ‘Aurora’ [read more]

Shackleton’s Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Shackleton’s Dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the Crossing of Antarctica
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 35 bw photos, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #25977 $39.95
In November 1915, Sir Ernest Shackleton watched horrified as the grinding floes of the Weddell Sea squeezed the life from his ship, Endurance, before letting her slip silently down to her last resting place. Caught in the chaos of splintered wood, buckled metalwork and tangled rigging lay Shackleto[read more]

Solo - The North Pole: Alone and Unsupported: Hadow, Pen
Hadow, Pen Solo - The North Pole: Alone and Unsupported
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 370, 73 color & 16 bw photos, 2 color maps, color map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23614 $35.95
In 2003, Hadow became the first to journey solo to the pole without resupply from Ward Hunt Island. Six months later he reached the South Pole, thus becoming the first Briton to walk to both Poles. While the journey to the North Pole is shorter than that to the South Pole, one has to contend with [read more]

Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition: Hall, Captain Charles Francis
Hall, Captain Charles Francis Life with the Esquimaux: A Narrative of Arctic Experience in Search of Survivors of Sir John Franklin’s Expedition
1970 M. G. Hurtig Edmonton 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.xxiii, 547, color frontis, 3 color & 97 bw illus, fldg map, appendix, red cloth; cloth w/ date/place in pen on ffep, map w/ orig folds & 2” tear, tight, near fine #27463 $29.00 $24.65
From 1860-62, Hall (1821-71), the American polar explorer, embarked in the whaling barque ‘George Henry’ on the first of two voyages to the Canadian Arctic region aimed at investigating the fate of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition of 1847. During his time in the Arctic, Hall lived amongst the Inu[read more]

Halsey, David Magnetic North: A Trek Across Canada
1990 Sierra Club SF 1st, 8vo, pp.252, 13 color photos, 8 maps, red/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #9160 $15.00
The 1977-79 Trans-Canada Expedition crossed from Pacific to Atlantic via foot, dogsled, and canoe.[read more]

Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica: Hamilton, James C.
Hamilton, James C. Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 303, 31 color & 1 bw photos, 17 tables, 12 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27895 $42.95
Two hundred and fifty years ago Captain James Cook (1728-1779), during his extraordinary voyages of navigation and maritime exploration, searched for Antarctica – the Unknown Southern Continent. During parts of his three voyages in the southern Pacific and Southern Oceans, Cook ‘narrowed the options[read more]

Venture to the Arctic: Hamilton, R. A. ed.
Hamilton, R. A. ed. Venture to the Arctic
1958 Penguin Middlesex 1st, small 8vo, pp.xiv, 283, 57 bw photos, 38 figures, wraps; pen number on cover, pages darkened w/ age, vg #18148 $24.00
Account of the British North Greenland Expedition to Dronning Louise Land (1952-54). Only edition. AB 58514.[read more]

Vodka in a Vegemite Jar: An Australian on a Soviet Antarctic Expedition: Hamley, Trevor
signedHamley, Trevor Vodka in a Vegemite Jar: An Australian on a Soviet Antarctic Expedition
2023 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 247, 31 color & 8 bw photos, 1 bw map, wraps; signed, new #27933 $34.95
In 1983 Australian glaciologist, Hamley, embarked on a 3,000 kilometre Soviet Antarctic return over-snow traverse from Mirny to Dome C. In this memoir, Trevor reveals how fate and a touch of destiny propelled him towards this unique experience, including a visit to Vostok – the coldest place on Eart[read more]

Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett: Hanrahan, Maura
Hanrahan, Maura Unchained Man: The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Abram Bartlett
2018 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.350, 19 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; new #27587 $29.95
In March 1914, two men began a perilous 700-mile walk across the barren ice fields of the Arctic Ocean from Alaska to Siberia on a near-impossible rescue mission - to save the stranded crew and passengers of the ship Karluk, which had been crushed and sunk by ice. One of those making this trek was l[read more]

Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, The New York Eskimo: Harper, Kenn
Harper, Kenn Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, The New York Eskimo
2000 US 1st US, 8vo, pp.xvi, 277, 62 bw photos, map, appendix, black/white cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18149 $9.00
Minik was an Eskimo from north-western Greenland who was taken by Robert Peary to New York in 1897. During his twelve years in America, his adoptive family went from riches to rags, and Minik's own life was shattered with the trauma of discovering his father's skeleton on display in the American Mus[read more]

Richard Harrington’s Antarctic: Harrington, Richard
Harrington, Richard Richard Harrington’s Antarctic
1976 Alaska Northwest Pub Co Anchorage 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.104, photo frontis, 194 color & 2 bw photos, 9 illus, 5 color maps (1 fldg), wraps; very good #27620 $5.95
Canadian writer-photographer Richard Harrington has made three journeys to the Antarctic and spent many hours in such spots as the Adelie penguin colony. He and his wife Lyn have for years formed Canada’s top team in professional writing and photography, averaging a book a year about travels far fro[read more]

What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell’s Antarctic Legacy: Harrowfield, David
signedHarrowfield, David What Ship?: Lieutenant Harry Pennell’s Antarctic Legacy
2013 Pvt Pub NZ Ltd ed 450, 8vo, pp.124, photo frontis, 15 color & 33 bw photos, map, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #26489 $69.00
Pennell served as navigator and captain during Capt. Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) aboard the Terra Nova. Harrowfield’s book commemorates the centenary of the death of Captain Scott and his party on return from the South Pole in 1912 along with the mysterious arrival during [read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Hassel, Sverre
Hassel, Sverre Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.221, 25 color & 110 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw maps, 1 color & 1 bw plans, illus eps, wraps; new #27543 $24.95
Hassel (1876-1928) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the land party, serving as a dog driver, and was one of five to reach the pole itself. Prior to this expedition he was with Otto Sverdrup on an attempt to circumnavigate Greenland. Thi[read more]

Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World: Hatfield, Philip J.
Hatfield, Philip J. Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World
2016 Canada 1st, 4to, pp.256, 13 color & 41 bw photos, 46 color & 60 bw illus, 18 color & 18 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27193 $44.95
The 2014 discovery of HMS Erebus - a ship lost during Sir John Franklin’s 1845 expedition to find the NW Passage - reignited popular, economic, and political interest in the Arctic’s exploration, history, anthropology, and historical geography. Hatfield investigates the allure of the North through t[read more]

The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931: Hayes, J. Gordon
Hayes, J. Gordon The Conquest of the South Pole: Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931
1933 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 8 schedules/lists, 11 charts/diag, appendices, green cloth; cloth spine faded, name, pencil notations on rep, very good #26785 $39.00 $29.75
A review and commentary on the state of Antarctic exploration. Hayes consulted many of the living Antarctic authorities and explorers of the day, including H. R. Mill, who wrote the introduction, and J. M. Wordie. Uncommon. Conrad p.2, Karrow 315, Renard 676, Rosove165.A2, Spence 576. To see a[read more]

A Journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken by Order of the Hudson’s Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772: Hearne, Samuel
Hearne, Samuel A Journey from Prince of Wales’s Fort in Hudson’s Bay, to the Northern Ocean. Undertaken by Order of the Hudson’s Bay Company, for the Discovery of Copper Mines, a North West Passage, &c. In the Years 1769, 1770, 1771, & 1772
1795 Strathan & Caddell London 1st, 4to, pp.xliv, errata pg, 458, large fldg frontis map, 4 fldg plates, 4 fldg maps/plans, gilt-lettered red title patch, raised bands, modern ¼ brown calf & paper boards; rebound, new eps, clean w/ wide margins, fldg maps/plates w/ no tears, tight, internally crisp & fine #26727 $4,900.00
Hearne was an English explorer, fur-trader, author, and naturalist. He was the first European to make an overland excursion across northern Canada to the Arctic Ocean. Published three years after his death, Hearne’s journals record three journeys. His first expedition, in November 1769, lasted only [read more]

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