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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]

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]

Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland Race for the South Pole: The Expedition Diaries of Scott and Amundsen
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 330, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, 2 figs, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25576 $39.95
2010 marks the centenary of the last great race of terrestrial discovery – the South Pole. For the first time, Capt. Scott's unedited diaries run alongside those of both Roald Amundsen and Olav Bjaaland, never before translated into English. Cutting through the welter of controversy to the events [read more]

Scott and Amundsen: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland Scott and Amundsen
1980 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st ed, 3rd imp, thick 8vo, pp.xxi, 665, 109 bw photos, 13 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, pulled top spine, near fine, cloth w/ inscription, near fine. #23419 $125.00 $85.00
Huntford's classic work contrasting the Scott and Amundsen expeditions. Later republished as 'The Last Place on Earth'. Surprisingly hard to find in the first edition.[read more]

Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen’s Race to the South Pole
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.xxxii, 588, 34 bw photos, 13 maps, wraps; new #17326 $14.95 $11.95
Huntford's classic work contrasts the differing styles of Robert Scott's British Antarctic Expedition and Roald Amundsen's Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in their epic, and tragic, race to be the first to the South Pole. This was orignially titled 'Scott and Amundsen'. To see all of our Sale Ite[read more]

Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton
1825 Putnam’s NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 290, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw photos, 5 illus, 2 fldg maps, photo eps, teg, gilt-lettered spine & cover, dark green cloth; cloth rubbed, ½” tear top spine, darkened on spine, corners rubbed, maps w/ no tears, tight, very good #16825 $450.00
Hurley’s reputation as a photographer is firmly established with his wonderful legacy of photos both in the Antarctic and elsewhere. He was the official photographer for both Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) and Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (191[read more]

Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton: Hurley, Frank
Hurley, Frank Argonauts of the South: Being a Narrative of Voyagings and Polar Seas and Adventures in the Antarctic with Sir Douglas Mawson and Sir Ernest Shackleton
1925 Putnam’s NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 290, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw photos, 5 illus, 2 fldg maps, photo eps, teg, gilt-lettered spine & cover, dark green cloth; cloth slightly darkened on spine, maps w/ no tears, tight, near fine #26128 $545.00
Hurley’s reputation as a photographer is firmly established with his wonderful legacy of photos both in the Antarctic and elsewhere. He was the official photographer for both Douglas Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) and Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (191[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed by Huston & Fish, dj & cloth new #25979 $59.95
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole: Huston, John & Tyler Fish
signedHuston, John & Tyler Fish Forward: The First American Unsupported Expedition to the North Pole
2011 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.168, photo frontis, 289 color & 4 bw photos, chart, 3 maps, appendices, black cloth; signed Huston, dj & cloth new #26445 $49.00 $35.00
On a perfect day in March, 2009, with the temperature hovering near -40°F, Huston and Fish stepped off the North American continent and onto the frozen, jumbled surface of the Arctic Ocean. The two seasoned adventurers had their sights set on one goal: to travel under their own power to the North P[read more]

Imbert, Bertrand North Pole, South Pole: Journeys to the Ends of the Earth
1992 Abrahms/Foreign Languages Press NY 1st, 16mo, pp.191, many color & bw illus, maps, wraps; new. #9190 $10.00
A nice small book of polar history with many great illustrations.[read more]

Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries: Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds.
Jacka, Fred & Eleanor, eds. Mawson’s Antarctic Diaries
2008 Australia 1st thus, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 83 bw photos, 35 illus, 8 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25424 $26.95
A terrific collection of all of Mawson’s Antarctic diaries relating to his four expeditions – he was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Research Expeditio[read more]

The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter Journey Across the Tundras and a Soujourn among the Samoyans: Jackson, Frederick George
Jackson, Frederick George The Great Frozen Land (Bolshaia Zemelskija Tundra): Narrative of a Winter Journey Across the Tundras and a Soujourn among the Samoyans
1895 Macmillan London 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 297, 2 pgs ads, frontis, 45 illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, gilt-lettered spine, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth pulled top spine, edge & corner wear, school bookplate front pastedown, rear hinge starting, maps w/ original folds, good #26129 $125.00
British explorer Jackson spent years exploring the Arctic regions. This is his account of a 3000-mile sledge journey across the frozen tundra of Siberia in 1893, in winter. The primary objective of this expedition was to test a variety of equipment, clothing and food under Arctic winter conditions[read more]

Chasing Shackleton: Re-creating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival: Jarvis, Tim
Jarvis, Tim Chasing Shackleton: Re-creating the World’s Greatest Journey of Survival
2013 US 1st, 8vo, pp.264, 129 color & 26 bw photos, 4 color illus, plan, 4 maps, photo eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26640 $34.95
In the winter of 2013, Jarvis, a veteran of multiple polar expeditions, set out to recreate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s treacherous voyage from Elephant Island to South Georgia, over sea and mountain, outfitted solely with authentic equipment — clothing, boots, food, and tools — from Shackleton’s time, [read more]

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