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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]

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]

The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd: Kafarowski, Joanna
Kafarowski, Joanna The Polar Adventures of a Rich American Dame: A Life of Louise Arner Boyd
2017 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.367, 90 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 11 bw maps, appendix, wraps; new #27331 $24.95
Born in the late 1880s to a gritty mining magnate who made his millions in the California gold rush and a well-bred mother descended from one of New York’s distinguished families, society beauty Louise Arner Boyd was raised during a glittering era. After inheriting a staggering family fortune, sh[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]

Kelly, John Due South: An Antarctic Journal
2004 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.iv, 64, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, 4 sketches, map, wraps; new. #23533 $17.95
Kelly’s account of his time in the Antarctic in 2003 when he was selected artist for the British Antarctic Survey.[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]

Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole: Klover, Geir
Klover, Geir Lessons from the Arctic: How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole
2017 Norway 1st, thick 8vo, pp.584, 76 color & 381 bw photos, 3 color & 8 bw illus, 3 color & 5 bw figs, 4 plans, 27 color & 6 bw maps, appendices, map eps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #27550 $49.95
This book attempts to explain how Roald Amundsen won the race to the South Pole. It contains information and original photos gleaned from his expeditions and meticulous planning and preparations over many years. It reveals his ability to foresee the challenges ahead and change plans when new factors[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]

The United States & Norway: Partners in the Polar Regions: Klover, Geir
Klover, Geir The United States & Norway: Partners in the Polar Regions
2016 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.126, 68 color & 334 bw photos, 14 color & 32 bw illus, 2 plans, 16 color & 4 bw maps, wraps; new #27551 $24.95
This Fram Museum exhibition book celebrates Americans and Norwegians who have explored unchartered areas in the Polar Regions for centuries. Many of the first discoveries in the Arctic and Antarctic were made by Norwegian or American expeditions, or by Norwegian and American explorers working togeth[read more]

Cold Recall: Reflections of a Polar Explorer: Klover, Geir O., ed.
Klover, Geir O., ed. Cold Recall: Reflections of a Polar Explorer
2009 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.253, 105 color & 140 bw photos, 2 color & 7 bw illus, 12 maps, photo eps, wraps; new #25630 $39.95
Here are the complete texts of Roald Amundsen’s lectures about his expeditions through the NW Passage (1903-06) and to the South Pole (1910-12), with the original hand-coloured lantern slides he used to illustrate his lectures. Together they offer a unique insight into how Amundsen presented his ex[read more]

The Crossing: Sir Vivian Fuchs, Sir Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1953-58: Knight, John
Knight, John The Crossing: Sir Vivian Fuchs, Sir Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1953-58
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 42 color photos, 3 plans, 2 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27519 $31.95
The Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1953-58, organized and led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and supported by Sir Edmund Hillary, was one of the most extraordinary exploits ever undertaken in Antarctica, but it has been underappreciated. On the 60th anniversary of the crossing, this book tells the complete stor[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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A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World: Lainema, Matti & Juha Nurminen
Lainema, Matti & Juha Nurminen A History of Arctic Exploration: Discovery, Adventure and Endurance at the Top of the World
2009 US 1st thus, 4to, pp.349, illus frontis, 55 color & 14 bw photos, 51 color & 48 bw illus, 101 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25490 $59.00
This large-format work is filled with rare illustrations, it tells stories of triumph and tragedy in the search for the fabled NW Passage and the race for the North Pole. Along with familiar explorers, including Captain Cook, Amundsen, and Byrd, it introduces readers to the men behind the names on [read more]

The Secret South: A Tale of Operation Tabarin 1943-46: Lamb, Ivan Mackenzie
Lamb, Ivan Mackenzie The Secret South: A Tale of Operation Tabarin 1943-46
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xlii, 262, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, 4 illus, 2 plans, 6 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27476 $39.95
Early in 1944, nine men landed on a tiny, barren island off the west coast of the Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. Armed with only a small assortment of rifles and pistols and with an obsolete 12-pounder mounted on the bows of their decrepit supply vessel, officially, their purpose was to preven[read more]

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