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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]

Jason-Ekspedisjonene 1892-1894 Antarctic-Ekspedisjonen 1901-1904 [Jason-Expedition 1892-1894 Antarctic-Expedition 1901-1904]: Larsen, C. A.
Larsen, C. A. Jason-Ekspedisjonene 1892-1894 Antarctic-Ekspedisjonen 1901-1904 [Jason-Expedition 1892-1894 Antarctic-Expedition 1901-1904]
2016 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.440, 33 color & 239 bw photos, 18 color & 23 bw illus, plan, 14 color & 4 bw map, illus ep, wraps; new #27554 $59.95
Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian Antarctic explorer, who made important contributions to the exploration of Antarctica, the most significant being the first discovery of fossils, for which he received the Back Grant from the Royal Geographical Society. In December 1893 he became the first person t[read more]

Skepps-Dagbok: Antarctics Loggbok Den Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen 1901-1903 [Ships Diary: Antarctic Logbook The Swedish South Pole Expedition 1901-1903]: Larsen, C. A.
Larsen, C. A. Skepps-Dagbok: Antarctics Loggbok Den Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen 1901-1903 [Ships Diary: Antarctic Logbook The Swedish South Pole Expedition 1901-1903]
2016 Norway Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.311, map frontis, 53 bw photos, color map, map eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27552 $195.00
Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian Antarctic explorer, who made important contributions to the exploration of Antarctica, the most significant being the first discovery of fossils, for which he received the Back Grant from the Royal Geographical Society. In December 1893 he became the first person t[read more]

Skibsjournal: Jasons Loggbok 1893-1894 [Ships Journal: Jasons Logbook 1893-1894]: Larsen, C. A.
Larsen, C. A. Skibsjournal: Jasons Loggbok 1893-1894 [Ships Journal: Jasons Logbook 1893-1894]
2017 Norway Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.166, 8 bw photos, color illus, map, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27553 $169.00
Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian Antarctic explorer, who made important contributions to the exploration of Antarctica, the most significant being the first discovery of fossils, for which he received the Back Grant from the Royal Geographical Society. In December 1893 he became the first person t[read more]

An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 326, map frontis, 32 bw photos, 6 illus, 16 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25736 $27.95
Published to coincide with the centenary of the first expeditions to reach the South Pole, Larson presents the first book to place the famed expeditions of British explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, their Norwegian rival Roald Amundsen, and others in a larger scientific, social, and geopo[read more]

To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration: Larson, Edward J.
Larson, Edward J. To the Edges of the Earth: 1909, the Race for the Three Poles, and the Climax of the Age of Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 329, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27367 $29.95
As 1909 dawned, the greatest jewels of exploration—set at the world’s frozen extremes—lay unclaimed: the North and South Poles and the so-called Third Pole, “the Pole of Altitude”, located in unexplored heights of the Himalaya. Before the calendar turned, three expeditions had faced death, mutiny, a[read more]

Antarktis, Antarctica, Antarctique: Lazi, Franz
Lazi, Franz Antarktis, Antarctica, Antarctique
1980 Sigloch Salzburg 1st, oblong 4to, pp.231, photo frontis, 98 color photos (4 fldg), map eps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, shrinkwrapped, cloth new #22036 $25.00 $19.95
A lovely, large-format photo work covering many aspects of the Antarctic. Text in German, English and French.[read more]

A Gun for a Fountain Pen: Antarctic Journal November 1910 – January 1912: Levick, George Murray
Levick, George Murray A Gun for a Fountain Pen: Antarctic Journal November 1910 – January 1912
2012 Australia 1st thus, 8vo, pp.205, photo frontis, 8 color & 38 bw photos, 1 pencil sketches, 3 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26859 $75.00
George Murray Levick (1876 – 1956) was a surgeon and zoologist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). During the course of the expedition he served with the Northern Party, a group led by Lieutenant Victor Campbell with five others (Petty Officers George Abbott & Frank Browning, S[read more]

Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition: Levy, Buddy
Levy, Buddy Labyrinth of Ice: The Triumphant and Tragic Greely Polar Expedition
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 376, photo frontis, 55 bw photos, 5 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27640 $29.95
In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made. Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge—[read more]

Lewis, David Voyage to the Ice: The Antarctic Expedition of Solo
1979 ABC Sydney 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 62 color & 6 bw photos, 5 figures, 3 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #18740 $25.00
Lewis, a veteran of several Antarctic voyages, let this eight person 1977-78 expedition.[read more]

Lewis, David & Mimi George Icebound in Antarctica
1987 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 242, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #14455 $22.00 $19.00
Account of six people wintering over and the resulting human behavior.[read more]

Icebound in Antarctica: Lewis, David & Mimi George
Lewis, David & Mimi George Icebound in Antarctica
1987 Secker & Warburg London 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 242, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #9203 $15.00
Account of six people sailing to, and wintering over in, Antarctica and the resulting human behavior.[read more]

Face To Face: Polar Portraits: Lewis-Jones, Huw
Lewis-Jones, Huw Face To Face: Polar Portraits
2009 UK 1st thus, 4to, pp.288, photo frontis, 110 color & 120 bw photos, 5 color & 6 bw illus, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25707 $39.95
The first book to examine the history and role of polar exploration photography, ‘Face to Face’ is a unique project of breathtaking quality. It features the very first polar photographs, the first portraits of explorers, some of the earliest photographs of the Inuit, and rare images from many of th[read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
2009 UK reprint, 8vo, pp.235, 43 bw photos, 2 illus, 7 maps, wraps; new #25544 $25.95
'I am just going outside and may be some time.' With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as 'a very gallant gentleman'. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott's doomed [read more]

Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer: Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley
Limb, Sue & Patrick Cordingley Captain Oates: Soldier and Explorer
1983 Batsford London 3rd imp, 8vo, pp.187, 62 bw photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #26116 $37.00
‘I am just going outside and may be some time.’ With these words, on 17 March 1912, Captain Oates walked out to his death in an Antarctic blizzard and won a place for himself in history as ‘a very gallant gentleman’. His reputation for courage and endurance as one of the members of Scott’s doomed ex[read more]

Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World: Linsdau, Aaron
signedLinsdau, Aaron Antarctic Tears: Determination, Adversity, and the Pursuit of a Dream at the Bottom of the World
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 320, 53 bw photos, 14 maps, wraps; signed, new #26860 $16.95
Aaron Linsdau had a plan. It was to do something no other American had ever accomplished. During the 2012-13 Antarctic season he wanted to become the first to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back without aid or support. And, he wanted to do this alone. Here Linsdau covers h[read more]

The British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37: Lintott, Bryan
Lintott, Bryan The British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 4 color & 23 bw photos, sketch, 2 maps, map eps, card covers; new #26678 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This examines the British Graham Land Expedition (BGLE), 1934-37, which was led by John Rymill. Consisting of 16, mostly young, explorers, scientists and military officers[read more]

Locked in Ice: Nansen’s Daring Quest for the North Pole: Lourie, Peter
Lourie, Peter Locked in Ice: Nansen’s Daring Quest for the North Pole
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 316, 165 bw photos, 29 illus, 3 plans, 6 maps, appendix, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #27522 $19.99
An adventurer who stands alongside polar explorer Ernest Shackleton, Fridtjof Nansen contributed tremendous amounts of new information to our knowledge about the Polar Arctic. At a time when the North Pole was still undiscovered territory, he attempted the journey in a way most experts thought mad: [read more]

Low, A. P. Report on the Dominion Government Expedition to Hudson Bay and the Arctic Islands on Board the D. G. S. Neptune 1903-1904
1906 Government Printing Bureau Ottowa 1st, 8vo, pp.xvii, 355, photo frontis, 62 bw photos, lg color fldg map in pocket, appendices, gold dec green cloth; cloth w/ dampstain to front cover, owner’s bookplate to fep, blindstamp on title page, tight & internally clean, vg, map fine. #21979 $49.00
The Neptune wintered over in Hudson Bay, cruised northward along the east side of Baffin Bay to Cape Sabine, then southward along the west side of Baffin Bay with a detour into Lancaster Sound. Much research was conducted on geology and animal, plant, and Eskimo life. Includes a very nice, large c[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream: Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones
Lowe, George & Huw Lewis-Jones The Crossing of Antarctica: Original Photographs from the Epic Journey that Fulfilled Shackleton’s Dream
2014 US 1st, 4to, pp.240, photo frontis, 59 color & 89 bw photos, sketch, map, photo eps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26821 $39.95
It was a journey long thought impossible. The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1957/58, led by Vivian ‘Bunny’ Fuchs, was one of the 20th century’s triumphs of exploration – a powerful expression of technological daring as much as a testament of sheer, bloody-minded human willpower. As a ke[read more]

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