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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]

Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Icy Graves: Exploration and Death in the Antarctic
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.285, 41 bw photos, fig, plan, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27424 $39.95
Ever since Captain Cook first sailed into the Great Southern Ocean in 1773, mankind has sought to push back the boundaries of Antarctic exploration. The first expeditions tried simply to chart Antarctica’s coastline, but then the Sixth International Geographical Congress of 1895 posed a greater chal[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]

My Polar Dream: Hameister, Jade
Hameister, Jade My Polar Dream
2018 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.218, 46 color & 6 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27693 $22.95
Fourteen-year-old Jade Hameister had a dream: to complete the Polar Hat Trick. In 2016, she skied 150-km to the North Pole; the youngest person to do so. In 2017, she completed the 27-day, 550-km Greenland crossing; the youngest woman to do so. In 2018, she arrived at the South Pole after skiing 37 [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]

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]

Voyages of a Modern Viking: Hanssen, Helmer
Hanssen, Helmer Voyages of a Modern Viking
1936 Routeledge London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 216, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, double-page map, gilt-lettered spine, light blue cloth; cloth w/ some spotting to cover edges, corners rubbed, internal foxing/toning, tight, very good #25748 $650.00 $575.00
Hanssen was an experienced Norwegian ice pilot who participated in three polar expeditions, all with Roald Amundsen. His autobiography includes his experiences as second mate in the search for the Northwest Passage in the Gjøa (1903-06), as a dog driver on the South Pole expedition in the Fram (191[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 Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner “United States”: Hayes, Dr. I. I.
Hayes, Dr. I. I. The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner “United States”
1867 Hurd & Houghton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiv, 454, frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 (of 6) illus, 30 tail pieces, 3 color maps, brick-red beveled cloth; cloth w/ split/wear bottom spine, small bookplate on front pastedown, 1 prelim page loose, tight, vg #27464 $39.00
Hayes (1832-1881) was an American Arctic explorer, physician, and politician. His first Arctic expedition came as ship’s surgeon for Elisha Kane’s Second Grinnell Expedition (1853-55) in search of sir John Franklin’s lost expedition. Hayes’ second expedition, led by him and the subject of this da[read more]

Antarctica: A Treatise on the Southern Continent Prospectus: Hayes, J. Gordon
Hayes, J. Gordon Antarctica: A Treatise on the Southern Continent Prospectus
[1928] Richards Press London 8vo, pp.4, wraps; fine #26190 $45.00
The original prospectus for Hayes’ book ‘Antarctica: A Treatise on the Southern Continent’. This 4-page prospectus describes Hayes’ book together with the Contents, early press notes, and an order form. A nice piece of ephemera to go with this classic book.[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]

Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge: Heacox, Kim
Heacox, Kim Shackleton: The Antarctic Challenge
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.216, photo frontis, 100 color & bw photos, 10 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #16977 $35.00 $29.00
A nice photobiography of Shackleton using excerpt’s from the crew’s diaries and letters along with superb photographs. Some of this material has not previously been published.[read more]

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