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When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903: Hermelo, Ricardo S., José M. Sobral, & Felipe Fliess. (Gricelda & Lawrence Perales, trans; Michael H. Rosove, ed.)
signedHermelo, Ricardo S., José M. Sobral, & Felipe Fliess. (Gricelda & Lawrence Perales, trans; Michael H. Rosove, ed.) When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted: The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903
2004 US 1st English translation, ltd ed 250, 4to, pp.xi, 24, color frontis, 2 bw photos, appendices, quarter violet-blue cloth, boards covered w/ handmade marbled paper in violet, green-gray, & buff, paper spine label, acid-free materials; signed Rosove, issued w/o dj, cloth new #23811 $79.00
Most Antarctic polar buffs are familiar with the Swedish Antarctic Expedition of 1901-4 under the leadership of Otto Nordenskjöld, but because all of the primary sources are in Spanish and Swedish few are familiar with the interesting homeward-bound journey aboard the Argentinean relief vessel Urugu[read more]

Cold: Sailing to Antarctica: Heslenfeld, Thijs
signedHeslenfeld, Thijs Cold: Sailing to Antarctica
2010 Netherlands 2nd imp, 4to, pp.164, 128 color photos, map, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25491 $69.00
Heslenfeld’s marvelous photo book depicts the Antarctic continent as seen during two voyages. Unlike most current voyages to the continent via cruise ship, Heslenfeld journeyed on the Dutch barque ‘Europa’, a beautiful three-masted barque built in 1911. The photos depict not only the ship itself b[read more]

Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image: Heuer, Christopher P.
Heuer, Christopher P. Into the White: The Renaissance Arctic and the End of the Image
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.262, 26 bw photos, 44 illus, 3 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27592 $32.95
European narratives of the Atlantic New World tell stories of people and things: strange flora, wondrous animals, sun-drenched populations for Europeans to mythologize or exploit. Yet between 1500 and 1700 one region upended all of these conventions in travel writing, science, and, most unexpectedly[read more]

Great Norwegian Expeditions: Heyerdahl, Thor, Søren Richter & Hj. Riiser-Larsen
Heyerdahl, Thor, Søren Richter & Hj. Riiser-Larsen Great Norwegian Expeditions
(c1951) Dreyers Forlag Oslo Special Private ed, 1st in English, 4to, pp.232, frontis, 2 color & 69 bw photos, 18 sketches (1 color), 5 maps (2 color), gilt dec blue cloth; original plain white dj w/ edge tears & title hand-written on front/spine, good, cloth w/ name in pen & pencil inscription on ffep, tight, near fine #9174 $39.00
This deluxe issue, printed on special coated paper, contains the three colored plates and two colored maps not found in the trade edition. Contains chapters on Amundsen, Nansen, Sverdrup, and the use of aircraft in polar exploration. Karrow 327.[read more]

The Long Haul: Hibbert, Alex
Hibbert, Alex The Long Haul
2009 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 219, 27 color & 1 bw photos, 3 maps, wraps; corners bumped from shipping, else new #25840 $21.95
On July 16, 2008, Alex Hibbert and George Bullard reached the Arctic coast of Greenland. Starved and dizzy, they had man-hauled 430lb sledges for eighteen weeks across 1374 miles in unbroken steps, further than any previous unsupported polar expedition in history. This is Alex's story of mental per[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
Hillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new #23170 $26.00 $19.95
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expedit[read more]

In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge: Hillary, Peter & John Elder
signedHillary, Peter & John Elder In The Ghost Country: A Lifetime Spent On The Edge
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.342, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, blue cloth; signed Peter Hillary, dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27349 $39.00
The account of Hillary’s 1998-99 attempt to walk to the South Pole, and back, with two companions. The strain of pulling 400-pound sleds across 900 miles of Antarctic wasteland, the relentless media spotlight, fatal team chemistry, and food and fuel shortages, all led to the collapse of the expediti[read more]

Antarctic Voyager: Tom Crean - With Scott's Discovery Expedition 1901-1904: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Antarctic Voyager: Tom Crean - With Scott's Discovery Expedition 1901-1904
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.234, 1 bw photo, 3 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, new #27001 $19.95
Crean was an Irish seaman and member of three major Antarctic expeditions - Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13), and Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17). His contributions to these expeditions sealed his reputation as[read more]

Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition 1913-1916: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition 1913-1916
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.301, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26559 $19.95
There are more famous names than Tom Crean’s from the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration, but there are few stories as compelling as his. The Antarctic is a harsh place of bitter cold and darkness, where only the strong and resourceful can hope to survive. Crean was such a man. Had he weakened an[read more]

Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean - With Scott in the Antarctic: Hirzel, David
signedHirzel, David Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean - With Scott in the Antarctic
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.279, map, appendices, wraps; signed, new #25868 $19.95
There are more famous names than Tom Crean’s from the “heroic age” of Antarctic exploration, but there are few stories as compelling as his. The Antarctic is a harsh place of bitter cold and darkness, where only the strong and resourceful can hope to survive. Crean was such a man. Time and again he [read more]

Rough Weather All Day: An Account of the “Jeannette” Search Expedition from Log Kept by Patrick Cahill, Machinist on Board U.S.S. “Rodgers”: Hirzel, David, ed.
signedHirzel, David, ed. Rough Weather All Day: An Account of the “Jeannette” Search Expedition from Log Kept by Patrick Cahill, Machinist on Board U.S.S. “Rodgers”
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.173, 10 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27002 $31.95
A true story, told in the words of one who survived shipwreck on the forbidding shores of Siberia. Patrick Cahill was a machinist’s mate sent in the “U.S.S. Rodgers” in 1881 to seek out the fate of the missing “Jeannette”, commanded by George Washington DeLong. That ship was doomed to be wrecked by [read more]

Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage: Hoadley, Jack A.
Hoadley, Jack A. Antarctica to Footscray: Arch Hoadley - A Man of Inspiration and Courage
2010 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 460, 56 bw photos, plan, map, wraps; new #26990 $29.95
This fascinating biography of an inspiring and inspired Australian has been researched by his son Jack Hoadley, who was seeking the father he lost when only thirteen years of age. He unfolds the story of a man of enormous fortitude, energy, compassion and wisdom who changed the lives of countless pe[read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
signedHobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 1st, 8vo, pp.334, 14 bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, blue dec gray/blue pebbled cloth; inscribed, cloth lightly faded on spine, tight, fine #27415 $295.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

Explorers of the Antarctic: Hobbs, William Herbert
Hobbs, William Herbert Explorers of the Antarctic
1941 House of Field NY 8vo, pp.334, 6 (of 14) bw photos, 2 endpaper maps, plain green cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, very good #26923 $95.00
Hobbs was a geologist who wrote a major work on glaciers (Characterstics of Existing Glaciers) as well as this selection of biographies of principal Antarctic explorers. Included here are biographies of Palmer, Wilkes, Scott, Shackleton, David, Priestley, Amundsen, Nordenskjöld, von Drygalski, Charc[read more]

The Challenge of Antarctica: Honnywill, Eleanor
Honnywill, Eleanor The Challenge of Antarctica
1984 Nelson Shropshire new ed, small 8vo, pp.127, 36 illus, 7 maps, green cloth; dj w/ some spotting on inside, unclipped, vg+, cloth tight, fine #9183 $9.00
History of Antarctic exploration thru 1983. See Spence 603.[read more]

The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes: Hooper, Meredith
Hooper, Meredith The Longest Winter: Scott's Other Heroes
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 358, 31 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25513 $39.95
Hooper uses diaries, journals and letters held at Scott Polar Research Institute and the Mawson Archives to the tell the often overlooked story of Captain Scott’s six-man Northern (Eastern) Party which was charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. They spent over a year in the field[read more]

Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle: Horn, Mike
Horn, Mike Conquering the Impossible: My 12,000-Mile Journey Around the Arctic Circle
2007 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 19 color photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24740 $27.95
In August 2002, Horn set out to travel 12,000 miles around the globe at the Arctic Circle – alone, against all prevailing winds and currents, and without motorized transport. This is his gripping account of the 27-month expedition by foot, ski, mountain bike, kayak, catamaran, and monohull sailboat[read more]

In the Teeth of the Wind: South Through the Pole: Hubert, Alain, Dixie Dansercoer & Michel Brent
Hubert, Alain, Dixie Dansercoer & Michel Brent In the Teeth of the Wind: South Through the Pole
2001 UK 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 210, 96 color & 1 bw photos, 2 color illus, map, appendices, blue-green cloth; dj & cloth new. #22298 $45.00 $40.50
A very nicely done English translation that details the 1997-98 crossing of Antarctica by Belgium's Alain Hubert and Dixie Dansercoer. The pair ski-sailed across the continent from the coast of Dronning Maud Land to Ross Island via the South Pole. Their 3,924-km journey lasted 99 days during which[read more]

Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975: Hunt, William R.
Hunt, William R. Arctic Passage: The Turbulent History of the Land and People of the Bering Sea 1697-1975
1975 Scribner’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 395, 19 bw photos, green cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27508 $9.00
The Aleutian-Commander Islands stretch from the Alaskan peninsula west for about two thousand miles, all but enclosing the Bering Sea, the passage to the Arctic Ocean and to Asia. Waters of the sea wash two continents: Asia and North America. Though little of its human drama has been chronicled, thi[read more]

Hunt, William R. To Stand at the Pole: The Doctor Cook - Admiral Peary North Pole Controversy
1981 Stein & Day NY 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 21 bw illus, appendix, blue/brown cloth; dj vg+, cloth fine #11013 $25.00
More on the Cook-Peary controversy.[read more]

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