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The Amundsen Photographs: Huntford, Roland
Huntford, Roland The Amundsen Photographs
1987 Atlantic Monthly Press NY 1st, 4to, pp.199, photo frontis, 87 color & 71 bw photos, sketch, 3 maps, brown cloth; dj unclipped, very fine, cloth very fine #22949 $75.00
Huntford presents fantastic photos reproduced from Amundsen's long lost lantern slides, rediscovered in Oslo in 1986. The images include his expeditions through the NW Passage (1903-06), to the South Pole (1910-12), and through the NE Passage (1918-23). Ninety-three of the images are from the Sout[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]

South with Shackleton: Hussey, Dr. L. D. A.
Hussey, Dr. L. D. A. South with Shackleton
1949 Sampson Low London 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 182, frontis illus, 17 illus, appendix, map eps, light greenish gray cloth; dj is facsimile of vg dj, cloth rubbed, hinges weak, vg #27621 $225.00
Leonard Hussey (1891-1964) served with Sir Ernest Shackleton on the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17), in the Endurance, and the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition (1921-22), in the Quest. The bulk of Hussey’s account deals with his experiences on the Endurance expedition. He provide[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]

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]

Among the Eskimos of Labrador: A Record of Five Years Close Intercourse with the Eskimo Tribes of Labrador: Hutton, S. K.
Hutton, S. K. Among the Eskimos of Labrador: A Record of Five Years Close Intercourse with the Eskimo Tribes of Labrador
1912 Seeley, Service & Co London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xviii, 344, photo frontis, 43 bw photos, 2 maps (1 color fldg), dec cloth; cloth w/ ½” tear bottom spine, 2 white marks to spine, map w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, vg #27466 $75.00
Dr. Hutton (1877-1961) was a medical missionary in the former village of Okak and on Killinek Island, northern Labrador, for seven years (1908-15) in charge of the Moravian Mission Hospital. He includes here a useful and detailed account of the material and spiritual culture of the Eskimos. AB 76[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
1988 Unwin & Hyman London 1st, thick 8vo, pp.l, 414, photo frontis, 12 color & 84 bw photos, 1 plan, 34 illus, 8 maps, appendices, page ribbon, gilt lettered spine, black papered boards; dj fine, cloth fine #25647 $149.00
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]

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]

Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Bases: Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf: Jensen, David
Jensen, David Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic Bases: Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf
2010 Australia 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.72, 52 color & 67 bw photos, 2 maps, photo ep, wraps; new #25676 $49.00
A nicely produced book documenting the various huts at Mawson’s three Antarctic bases established during the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE, 1911-14). Mawson's team established three bases – Cape Denison, Macquarie Island, and the Shackleton Iceshelf. The main one was built at Cape Denison[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]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Johansen, Hjalmar
Johansen, Hjalmar Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.221, 18 color & 77 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw maps, 1 color & 1 bw illus, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27544 $24.95
Johansen (1867-1913) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the land party, an excellent skier, dog driver, and gymnast. He had a falling out with Amundsen resulting in Johansen being dropped from the polar party. Prior to this expedition, he wa[read more]

Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram: Johnson, Charles W.
Johnson, Charles W. Ice Ship: The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram
2014 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.xiv, 318, photo frontis, 108 bw photos, 3 figures, 4 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #26866 $34.95
In the golden age of polar exploration (from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s), many an expedition set out to answer the big question - was the Arctic a continent, an open ocean beyond a barrier of ice, or an ocean covered with ice? The ice had kept its secret well; ships trying to penetrate, like t[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[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]

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