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Admiral Albert Hastings Markham: A Victorian Tale of Triumph, Tragedy and Exploration: Jastrzembski, Frank
Jastrzembski, Frank Admiral Albert Hastings Markham: A Victorian Tale of Triumph, Tragedy and Exploration
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 197, 41 bw photos, 9 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27896 $34.95
Few men have lived such an extraordinary life as Admiral Albert Hastings Markham (1841-1918). Besides dedicating five decades of his career to the Royal Navy, Markham was a voracious reader, prolific writer, keen naturalist, and daring explorer. He battled Chinese pirates during the Second Opium War[read more]

Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition: Jensen, David
signedJensen, David Mawson’s Remarkable Men: The Personal Stories of the Epic 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition
2015 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.184, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 5 plans, 2 maps, wraps; signed, new #26981 $39.95
In 1911, the Australian Antarctic Expedition under Douglas Mawson left Hobart on the Aurora, headed for Antarctica. Much is known about Mawson and tales of his exploits are often retold. But Mawson did not go alone. What of the men who set off with him and without whom he could have achieved little?[read more]

Johnson, Clive The Devil’s Labyrinth: Encounters with the Arctic
1995 UK 1st, 8vo, 32 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #11546 $39.95 $35.95
Johnson and his two companions attempted to reach the North Pole the old fashioned way, hauling sledges across the ice, with the assistance of parawings.[read more]

Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis: Johnson, Robert E., et al.
Johnson, Robert E., et al. Schwatka: The Life of Frederick Schwatka (1848-1892), M.D., Arctic Explorer, Cavalry Officer – A Précis
1984 Horn of the Moon Montpelier 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 39, 17 bw illus, 2 tables, 5 maps, wraps; new #24120 $9.00
Schwatka, was a West Point graduate and cavalry lieutenant in the Indian Wars (1871-75). He later led an Arctic overland expedition (1878-80) to search for clues to the disappearance of Sir John Franklin and his crew. This was the longest sledge trip ever made, over 3100 miles, and made his reputa[read more]

Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer: Jones, Aubrey
Jones, Aubrey Scott's Forgotten Surgeon: Dr. Reginald Koettlitz, Polar Explorer
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 209, 47 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #25961 $37.95
Koettlitz, a British physician, was a member of the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition (1894-97) to Franz Josef Land serving as both physician and geologist. During this expedition he fine-tuned his measures to prevent scurvy, became an experienced ski runner, dog and pony handler, and expert in polar s[read more]

The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice: Jones, Max
Jones, Max The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 352, 56 bw photos, 7 figs, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #23029 $39.95
Jones examines why the death of Scott and his men on their return from the South Pole caused such a sensation 90 years ago. By drawing on a wealth of previously unused papers he challenges several stereotypes concerning Scott’s motives and the aftermath of his death. An interesting book, ten years o[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills
Joyce, Ernest E. Mills The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
2017 UK 1st thus, ltd ed 300 numbered copies, 8vo, pp.xxi, 220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, errata slip, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27342 $59.95
The first facsimile edition of Joyce’s incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic as a member of Sc[read more]

The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition: Joyce, Ernest E. Mills.
signedJoyce, Ernest E. Mills. The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
1929 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.220, photo frontis, 59 bw photos, chart, map, gilt lettered spine, light blue cloth; inscribed “To Harry, From Yr Ould Penguin Joycey, Antarctica 1901-4 1907-9 1914-17 London 22-3-30” on half-title, cloth rubbed, front hinge starting, very good #20109 $1,745.00 $1,695.00
A Signed Copy of Joyce’s Ross Sea Party Narrative The incredible story of the Ross Sea Party which provided support for Sir Ernest Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which planned to make the first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Joyce first journeyed to the Antarctic[read more]

Philosophy for Polar Explorers: Kagge, Erling
Kagge, Erling Philosophy for Polar Explorers
2019 US 1st US, small 8vo, pp.xix, 169, 33 color & 3 bw photos, 2 color illus, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27893 $19.95
Kagge, a renowned Norwegian explorer, provides a thoughtful and eloquent meditation on adventure and discovery. He is one of the world’s most accomplished explorers being the first to complete the Three Poles Challenge (North Pole, South Pole, Everest). In this thought-provoking and inspiring boo[read more]

Peary’s Arctic Quest: Untold Stories from Robert E. Peary’s North Pole Expeditions: Kaplan, Susan A. & Genevieve M. LeMoine
Kaplan, Susan A. & Genevieve M. LeMoine Peary’s Arctic Quest: Untold Stories from Robert E. Peary’s North Pole Expeditions
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 189, photo frontis, 58 color & 59 bw photos, color chart, 4 color maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27791 $26.95
Robert E. Peary made history in 1909 when he returned from the Arctic claiming to have reached the North Pole. Unfortunately, upon his return, he learned that another man, Frederick A. Cook, also claimed to have reached the Pole, and to have done so before Peary. Neither claim has ever been complete[read more]

The Gerald F. Fitzgerald Collection of Polar Books, Maps and Art at the Newberry Library: A Catalogue: Karrow, Robert W. ed.
signedKarrow, Robert W. ed. The Gerald F. Fitzgerald Collection of Polar Books, Maps and Art at the Newberry Library: A Catalogue
2000 US Ltd ed 150, 8vo, pp.xx, 227, 16 color & 10 bw illus, white cloth; signed Bob Karrow & Pat Morris, dj & cloth new #20994 $39.95 $33.95
The Fitzgerald collection encompasses 767 books, almost 300 maps, and two dozen art works and artifacts. This detailed catalogue gives full descriptions of all of the 19th and 20th century published accounts, the map collection of James Wordie, and manuscript letters of Peary, Scott, Shackleton, Ma[read more]

The Island of Penguins: Kearton, Cherry
Kearton, Cherry The Island of Penguins
1931 National Travel Club NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 248, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, map, photo eps, black cloth; cloth rubbed, vg #25750 $5.00
A nice early book on penguins with many photos. Kearton’s island was located off Cape Town, Africa.[read more]

Polar Pundit: Reminiscences about Brian Birley Roberts: King, H. G. R. & Ann Savours
King, H. G. R. & Ann Savours Polar Pundit: Reminiscences about Brian Birley Roberts
1995 SPRI Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 140, wraps; new #25913 $13.95
Roberts developed an interest in polar matters at an early age and went on to have a career in both Arctic and Antarctic exploration. He organized and led the Cambridge University Expedition to Vatnajokull in Iceland (1932) and the Cambridge University Expedition to Scoresby Sund in East Greenland [read more]

Scott’s Last Journey: King, Peter, ed
King, Peter, ed Scott’s Last Journey
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.192, map frontis, 139 bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #20344 $30.00 $27.00
In this new edition of Scott’s Journals depicting his incredible journey to the South Pole, King includes a very nice selection of photos by Herbert Ponting. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole: Klipper, Stuart D.
Klipper, Stuart D. The Antarctic: From the Circle to the Pole
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.175, 110 color panorama photos, white cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #25263 $39.95
A very nicely presented book of color panoramas of the Antarctic continent. Klipper has traveled to Antarctica six times in twenty years to photograph this astounding body of work, offering a sweeping look at this majestic continent, which has lately become central to global climate change concerns[read more]

Nansen: Klover, Geir
Klover, Geir Nansen
2015 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.212, 7 color & 171 bw photos, 5 color & 10 bw illus, 3 color & 3 bw maps, photo eps, wraps; new #27555 $29.95
Nansen (1861-1930) was voted by the people of Norway as the most important Norwegian in the 20th century. After reading this book you will understand why. The book .provides a brief but complete review of all of Nansen’s many contributions to Norway and the international community. It includes hi[read more]

signedKobalenko, Jerry The Horizontal Everest: Extreme Journeys on Ellesmere Island
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 277, 10 color & 32 bw photos, 8 maps, blue/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #22318 $29.00
Ellesmere Island, only 450 miles from the North Pole, is well known to Kobalenko who has traversed much of its terrain. His book, part historical and part journal, bring this forbidding place to life. A nice read about an area which received little literary attention. Winner 2002 Banff Mountain B[read more]

South Georgia: Gateway to Antarctica: Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig
Kohl-Larsen, Ludwig South Georgia: Gateway to Antarctica
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 294, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps (1 color fldg), appendix, pale green cloth; dj & cloth new #22749 $45.00
The first English translation of an account of an expedition to South Georgia in 1927-28. The author, together with his wife and a camera-man, explored both the south coast and the little-known interior of the island. They collected many scientific specimens for German museums and made the first f[read more]

Krech, Shepard III A Victorian Earl in the Arctic: The Travels and Collections of the Fifth Earl of Lonsdale 1888-89
1989 Univ Washington Seattle 1st, 4to, pp.207, photo frontis, many color & bw photos, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #9197 $25.00
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage: Lansing, Alfred
Lansing, Alfred Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
1999 US rep, 8vo, pp.282, 8 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; very good #5682 $12.95 $7.95
Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 was to attempt a crossing of the continent but instead found themselves fighting for survival in the Weddell Sea. Lansing had the benefit of interviewing a number of expedition members who were still alive. A classic account. Conrad p.221, [read more]

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