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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]

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]

Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration: Heggie, Vanessa
Heggie, Vanessa Higher and Colder: A History of Extreme Physiology and Exploration
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 10 bw photos, 3 bw illus, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27585 $39.95
During the long twentieth century, explorers went in unprecedented numbers to the hottest, coldest, and highest points on the globe. Taking us from the Himalaya to Antarctica and beyond, Heggie presents the first history of extreme physiology, the study of the human body at its physical limits. Each[read more]

The Arctic Problem and Narrative of the Peary Relief Expedition: Heilprin, Angelo
Heilprin, Angelo The Arctic Problem and Narrative of the Peary Relief Expedition
1893 Contemporary Pub Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.165, frontis, 14 bw photos, map, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, small dot to spine, front hinge separated, 1 plate separated, good+ #26715 $29.00
Heilprin was was a member of Robert Peary’s Greenland expedition of 1891-92, leading the Western Expedition component. The following year he led the Peary Relief Expedition (1891-92). He was also the first president of the Geographical Society of Philadelphia and a founding member of the American Al[read more]

Hempleman-Adams, David Toughing it Out: The Adventures of a Polar Explorer and Mountaineer
1997 Orion London 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 263, 40 color photos, 4 maps, red cloth; dj & cloth new. #12827 $29.95
Hempleman-Adams has not only climbed the Seven Summits but was also the first person to have reached the South Pole, South Magnetic Pole, and North Magnetic Pole all in the same year (1996). His solo, unsupported attainment of the South Pole was a feat of supreme endurance.[read more]

Hempleman-Adams, David Walking on Thin Ice: In Pursuit of the North Pole
1998 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 271, 58 color photos, appendices, red cloth; dj & cloth new. #14806 $29.95
In 1998 Hempleman completed the ‘Grand Slam’ by walking solo and unsupported to the North Pole. He man-hauled his sledge the 600 miles to the pole to complete his 15-year odyssey.[read more]

The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton, and Antarctic Photography: Hempleman-Adams, David, et al
Hempleman-Adams, David, et al The Heart of the Great Alone: Scott, Shackleton, and Antarctic Photography
2009 US 1st, 4to, pp.256, photo frontis, 36 color & 144 bw/carbon/silver photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 color maps, photo eps, appendices, red cloth; dj & cloth new #25414 $47.50
A wonderful, large-format, treasure-trove of photos, some never reproduced before in book form, from the two greatest Antarctic expeditions. The amazing photos taken by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley, during Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) and Shackleton’s Imperial Transantarctic E[read more]

The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica: Henry, Thomas R.
Henry, Thomas R. The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica
1950 Sloane NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xii, 257, map, white/blue cloth; cloth rubbed, name, vg- #9169 $5.00
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Henry, Thomas R. The White Continent: The Story of Antarctica
1950 Sloane NY BOMC, 8vo, pp.xii, 257, map, white/blue cloth; dj chipped, vg-, cloth near fine #9168 $9.00 $7.20
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A Negro Explorer at the North Pole: Henson, Matthew A.
Henson, Matthew A. A Negro Explorer at the North Pole
1912 Frederick A Stokes NY 1st, pp.200, photo frontis, 6 bw photos, appendices, blue cloth; cloth severely dampstained, pages stuck together, poor #25658 $95.00
Henson was Robert Peary’s companion on their journey to the North Pole in 1909. Henson claimed he was actually the first person to step foot on the Pole. Unfortunately, a reading copy of a very scarce work.[read more]

Henson’s Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World’s Greatest Black Explorers: Henson, Matthew A.
Henson, Matthew A. Henson’s Historic Arctic Journey: The Classic Account of One of the World’s Greatest Black Explorers
2009 US 1st thus, small 8vo, pp.232, 12 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25256 $19.95 $9.95
This is a 100th Anniversary reprinting of Henson’s scarce book ‘A Negro Explorer at the North Pole’ which relates his account of reaching the North Pole with Admiral Peary in 1909. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

In Search of the South Pole: Herbert, Kari & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Kari & Huw Lewis-Jones In Search of the South Pole
2011 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, photo frontis, 46 color & 65 bw photos, 29 color & 2 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25923 $29.95
On the Centenary of the Amundsen-Scott race to the South Pole, this book traces our search for the Pole, from the earliest encounters with Antarctica’s icy waters, through the Heroic Age to modern times. In addition to the words of Scott and Amundsen, vivid descriptions from the logbooks, journals [read more]

Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers: Herbert, Kari.
Herbert, Kari. Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women Behind the World's Most Daring Explorers
2012 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.347, 19 bw photos, 5 bw illus, wraps; new #26228 $18.95
Polar explorers of the Victorian and Edwardian eras were superstars in their day. Exploration was a male domain, and most women encountered the wilder parts of the world second-hand. But a handful struck off on a bold path in pursuit of broader horizons by becoming “polar wives”. In her portraits[read more]

Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey: Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones
Herbert, Wally & Huw Lewis-Jones Across the Arctic Ocean: Original Photographs from the Last Great Polar Journey
2015 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 85 color & 68 bw photos, 1 color illus, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ slight rubbing, else dj & cloth new #26965 $49.95
On February 21, 1968, Wally Herbert and his team of three companions and forty huskies set out from Point Barrow, Alaska, embarking on a journey that no one had ever attempted. Sixteen hard months later they finally set foot once more on solid land in Spitsbergen, having attained the North Pole and [read more]

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