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The Third Reich in Antarctica: The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39: Lüdecke, Cornelia & Colin Summerhayes
Lüdecke, Cornelia & Colin Summerhayes The Third Reich in Antarctica: The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39
2012 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 259, 10 color & 64 bw photos, 6 sketches, 8 diagrams, 3 color & 41 bw maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26098 $55.95
The origins of the Third German Antarctic Expedition lie in a unique combination of the aspirations of German scientists to contribute to exploring and understanding the Antarctic environment, and the Nazi Party's drive for self-sufficiency on the road to war. Germany had joined the whaling nations[read more]

The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved: Lundborg, Einar
Lundborg, Einar The Arctic Rescue: How Nobile Was Saved
1929 Viking NY 1st, 8vo, pp.221, photo frontis, 99 bw photos, appendix, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, white spot to spine, tight, vg- #26717 $32.00
Lundborg, a First Lieutenant in the Swedish Air Force, was well known for daring, long-distance northern flights. When he rescued Umberto Nobile, following the crash of the dirigible “Italia” in May 1928, he was promoted to Captain. Profusely illustrated with many of Lunborg’s own photos.[read more]

The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909: Mackay, A. Forbes
Mackay, A. Forbes The Diary of A. Forbes Mackay 1908-1909
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.16, 1 color & 2 bw photo, wraps; fine #26948 $19.95
Mackay was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) and was one of three who made the first ascent of Mount Erebus. He then went on to be part of the three-man team which first reached the South Magnetic Pole. His diary (Nov 31, 1908 thru Feb 6, 1909) describes reaching the So[read more]

Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole: MacPhee, Ross D. E.
MacPhee, Ross D. E. Race to The End: Amundsen, Scott, and the Attainment of the South Pole
2010 US 1st, square 8vo, pp.x, 245, photo frontis, 11 fldg panoramas, 50 color & 104 bw photos, 16 color & 9 bw illus, 2 drawings, 2 color & 2 bw maps, fldg map back, pictorial cloth; plastic slipcase, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25521 $27.95
Produced with the American Musuem of Natural History, this profusely-illustrated work features a number of photos of historic artifacts from Amundsen’s and Scott’s expeditions. This book was created to accompany the AMNH’s ‘Race to the End of the Earth’ exhibit.[read more]

Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914: Madigan, J. W.
Madigan, J. W. Madigan's Account: The Mawson Expedition – The Antarctic Diaries of C. T. Madigan 1911 - 1914
2012 Madigan Australia 1st, thick 8vo, pp.viii, 608, photo frontis, 169 bw photos, 12 illus, appendices, illus eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ corner bumps from shipping, else new #26482 $99.00
These diaries describe the experiences of Cecil Thomas Madigan (1889 – 1947) in Antarctica as a member of the 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, led by Douglas Mawson. These are the most thorough published diaries from an expedition member other than Mawson himself. Madigan was the expedit[read more]

The Last Kings of Thule: A Year Among the Polar Eskimos of Greenland: Malaurie, Jean
Malaurie, Jean The Last Kings of Thule: A Year Among the Polar Eskimos of Greenland
1956 Crowell NY 1st, 8vo, pp.295, photo frontis, 24 bw photos, 45 figs, 6 maps, appendices, errata slip, green cloth; dj worn, clipped, vg, cloth tight fine #19936 $24.00
A classic account of Eskimo life in the Thule district on the west coast of Greenland. Malaurie spent a year living amongst the Polar Eskimo in 1950, just prior to the arrival of the American military base which changed their way of life. AB 41230.[read more]

Glimpses of the Barren Lands: Mallet, Captain Thierry
Mallet, Captain Thierry Glimpses of the Barren Lands
1930 Revillon Frères NY Pvt Prt, 1st, 8vo, pp.142, 7 bw photos, uncut, ¼ bound cloth & paper boards; boards w/ light rubbing, wear to corners, tight, vg #27468 $9.00 $7.65
Revillon Frères, the publisher of this book, was a French fur and luxury goods company with over 100 fur trading posts in America, Canada, and Siberia; in competition with the Hudson’s Bay Company. Mallet was a Canadian fur trading post inspector and here presents seven stories based on his journeys[read more]

The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration: Markham, Sir Clements
Markham, Sir Clements The Lands of Silence: A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration
1921 University Press Cambridge 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 539, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 27 bw plates, 20 maps, 13 illus, uncut, gilt-dec blue cloth; cloth rebound maintaining gilt cover decoration, new eps, tight, fine #14757 $95.00
This history of polar exploration from 1553 to 1918 was highly acclaimed upon its original publication in 1921. Includes a chronology and bibliography. Rosove 1203.[read more]

Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58: Martin, Geoffrey Lee
Martin, Geoffrey Lee Hellbent For The Pole: An insider’s account of the ‘race to the South Pole’ 1957-58
2007 NZ 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.160, 114 color & 16 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #24744 $44.95
On 20 January 1958, Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary met at the South Pole amid a blaze of controversy. It had been intended that Fuchs would be the first to reach the Pole – the halfway point of the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition’s crossing of the frozen continent — but Hillary and[read more]

South Georgia: The British Empire’s Subantarctic Outpost – A Synopsis of the History of the Island: Matthews, L. Harrison
Matthews, L. Harrison South Georgia: The British Empire’s Subantarctic Outpost – A Synopsis of the History of the Island
1931 John Wright/Simpkin Marshall Bristol, London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 163, map frontis, 56 bw photos, 20 figs, purple cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, gift inscription dated 1934 on ½ title, tight, fine #26736 $795.00
Matthews was a member of the scientific staff on the Discovery expedition of 1924-27. This is the standard account of South Georgia’s history, prior to Headland’s ‘Island of South Georgia’. Matthews provides a general description of the island, details of early voyages, the sealers, 19th century voy[read more]

The Adelie Blizzard: Mawson’s Lost Newspaper 1913: Mawson, Douglas
Mawson, Douglas The Adelie Blizzard: Mawson’s Lost Newspaper 1913
2010 Australia Standard Ltd ed 450 copies, folio, pp.xxvi, 216, photo frontis, 5 color/bw plates, 26 bw photos, 3 color illus, 3 drawings, 3 color maps, blindstamped grey cloth w/ gilt lettered black leather title patches on spine; issued w/o dj, boards new #25694 $225.00
This facsimile reproduction of the five issues of the Adelie Blizzard newspaper gives insight into the lives of the members of Douglas Mawsons's Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14). Over 200 pages are reproduced in their original size and colours with additional illustrations and maps. The[read more]

The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914: Mawson, Sir Douglas
American Alpine Club LibraryMawson, Sir Douglas The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
[1915] Lippincott Phil 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxx, 349, frontis w/ tissue, 9 color & 143 bw plates, 6 fldg pans, 17 maps/illus, errata; vII pp.xiii, 338, frontis w/ tissue, 12 color & 117 bw plates, 7 fldg pans, 20 maps/illus, 3 color fldg maps in pocket; silver dec blue cloth; cloth w/ labels on both vols, DPL, Gabel & AAC/Gabel bookplates, DPL stamp on title, copyright pages & top edge, vI frontis separated, rear hinge cracked, vII hinges cracked, both vols bright, vg, maps fine w/ original folds #9232 $295.00 $212.40
Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, is a classic account of early polar exploration. The expedition explored 1500 miles from George V Land to Queen Mary Land, and had a very rough time! This is a great read and one of the classics of polar literature! Spence 773. DPL (Denver[read more]

Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth: Maynard, Jeff
Maynard, Jeff Antarctica’s Lost Aviator: The Epic Adventure to Explore the Last Frontier on Earth
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 253, 29 bw photos, 3 maps, appendices, gray/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27588 $27.95
By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent. And to honor his hero, Wyatt Earp, he would carry Earp’s[read more]

Walking with the Wounded: McCrum, Mark
McCrum, Mark Walking with the Wounded
2012 UK rep, 8vo, pp.viii, 307, 35 color photos, map eps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #25962 $35.95
In April 2011, four British soldiers – each a hero of recent conflicts who suffered devastating injuries in the line of duty – set out on a two-hundred mile trek, unsupported, to the North Pole. It was the culmination of a journey that began long before, when two friends decided to mount an expedit[read more]

The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson: McEwin, Emma
McEwin, Emma The Many Lives of Douglas Mawson
2018 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 180, 15 color & 34 bw photos, wraps; new #27533 $35.95
A national hero, Douglas Mawson is famous as an Antarctic explorer who narrowly escaped death on the ice. Many books have been written about him. Artefacts from his expeditions are on public display and Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison in the Australian Antarctic Territory have been preserved as a heri[read more]

 Lady Franklin’s Revenge: A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History: McGoogan, Ken
McGoogan, Ken Lady Franklin’s Revenge: A True Story of Ambition, Obsession and the Remaking of Arctic History
2006 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.468, 68 bw photos/illus, 5 maps, appendices, illus eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, clipped, else fine, cloth w/ 2 wear spots to cover, else fine #26786 $39.95 $12.75
Born into a wealthy London family in late-18th-century England, Jane Griffin enjoyed nothing like the opportunities available to men of her class. Yet she became a world traveller, ranging far off the beaten path of Grand-Tour Europe to explore Russia, Greece, the Holy Land and northern Africa. Sh[read more]

Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane: McGoogan, Ken
McGoogan, Ken Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 381, 41 photos/illus, 2 maps, illus eps, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #25242 $28.00
Drawing on manuscripts which have been lost for 150 years, McGoogan tells the story of Kane’s search for Sir John Franklin. Having failed to find Franklin, Kane led his team 1300 miles in 83 days, traveling by sledge and dogsled, then in small open boats.[read more]

Call to the South: A Story of British Whaling in Antarctica: McLaughlin, W. R. D.
McLaughlin, W. R. D. Call to the South: A Story of British Whaling in Antarctica
1962 Harrap London 1st, 8vo, pp.188, 18 bw photos, map, red cloth; dj unclipped, near fine, cloth tight, fine #27634 $12.95
An account of a typical British expedition to Antarctica during the 1960-61 whaling season north of the Weddell Sea. It describes every aspect of modern scientific whaling and tells of the men who serve in whaling ships, whose work is so little known to the rest of the world.[read more]

signedMcNair, Matty L. On Thin Ice: A Woman’s Journey to the North Pole
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.155, 31 color photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new. #21061 $27.00
In 1997 McNair led the first women’s expedition to the North Pole. This was also the first ‘guided’ expedition to the Pole, using relay teams, and also placed the first Canadian woman at the Pole.[read more]

Shackleton’s Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive: McOrist, Wilson
McOrist, Wilson Shackleton’s Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 362, 20 color & 3 bw photos, 6 illus, 4 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26913 $39.99
The figure of Sir Ernest Shackleton, inflated by time and celebrity, has come to personify the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. Whilst the story of his ill-fated 1914-18 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition and his crew’s narrow escape from death is legendary, less well known, and told here in[read more]

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