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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]

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]

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]

In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica: Lecointe, Georges
Lecointe, Georges In the Land of the Penguins: An Account of the Voyage of the Belgica
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 310, photo frontis, 92 bw photos, 9 figs, map, appendix, dec eps, blue cloth; w/ folder of 5 fldg maps & 5 facs postcards ; w/ Georges Lecointe: The Belgian Antarctic Expedition 1897-99, 8vo, [pp.20], 43 bw photos, 2 figs, map, wraps; boxed, dj & cloth new #27711 $89.95
First English Translation of 'Au Pays des Manchots' This is an important first English translation of Lecointe’s original expedition account ‘Au Pays des Manchots’, published in 1904. Over 120 years ago a Belgian expedition set sail for the Antarctic. Under the command of Adrien de Gerlache de Go[read more]

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