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Erebus: The Story of a Ship: Palin, Michael
Palin, Michael Erebus: The Story of a Ship
2018 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 334, 38 color & 21 bw photos, 18 illus, 8 maps, appendix, illus eps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #27477 $39.95
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Er[read more]

Scott’s Last Expedition: Parker, Steve
Parker, Steve Scott’s Last Expedition
2012 UK updated ed, 4to, pp.96, 47 color & 39 bw photos, 5 color & 3 bw illus, plan, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26545 $15.95
This publication by the Natural History Museum tells the story of Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Numerous chapters focus on different aspects of the expedition with a number of photos of recovered artifacts.[read more]

An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941: Passel, Charles F
signedPassel, Charles F An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941
1992 Four-O-Imprint Abilene Ltd ed 250, 8vo, pp.xvi, 387, 60 bw photos, quarter-bound w/ blue cloth spine & map-illustrated paper boards; signed & dated 10/23/92 on front pastedown, issued w/o dj, boards w/ 1.5” red mark to front, light rubbing, tight, near fine #27433 $155.00
Passel (1915-2002) served as a geologist on Admiral Byrd’s US Antarctic Service expedition (1939-41) at West Base and participated in the Geological Party’s 83-day traverse to Marie Byrd Land. His extensive diaries have appeared in several variants. They were first published in softcover in an edite[read more]

See article titles below: Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H.
Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H. See article titles below
1904 Smithsonian Institution Annual Report, GPO Washington, DC 1st, black cloth; entire issue, thick 8vo, pp.876, spine darkened, very good #26707 $75.00
Peary, R. E. North Polar Exploration: Field Work of the Peary Arctic Club, 1898-1902. pp.427-457, 15 bw photos, fldg map; with Markham, Clements R. The First Years Work of the National Antarctic Expedition. pp.459-465, color fldg map; with Nordenskiöld, Otto. The Swedish Antarctic Expedition. [read more]

The North Pole: Peary, Robert E.
Peary, Robert E. The North Pole
1910 Hodder & Stoughton London 1st, UK, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 315, photo frontis, 3 photogravures, 16 color & 96 bw photos, lg color fldg map back, appendices, dec green cloth; cloth rubbed, 2” split to rear hinge, miss fep, partially unopened, vg+. #20110 $175.00
Peary at the Pole!? Whether you believe Peary reached the Pole or not this is an important work. This UK edition is a more impressive presentation than the US edition. AB 13230.[read more]

Shackleton’s Whiskey: The Extraordinary Story of an Heroic Explorer and Twenty-five Cases of Unique MacKinlay’s Old Scotch: Peat, Neville
Peat, Neville Shackleton’s Whiskey: The Extraordinary Story of an Heroic Explorer and Twenty-five Cases of Unique MacKinlay’s Old Scotch
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 10 color & 67 bw photos, plan, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26553 $33.95
Sir Ernest Shackleton could never have imagined his name being closely associated with whisky, certainly not in the title of a book. Rarely did he consume strong drink. On his expeditions, he tolerated a 'mild spree' at times of celebration. But that was all. Drinking to excess appalled him. From an[read more]

The Mapping of Antarctica: Pederson, Jakob Søndergård & Philip Curtis
Pederson, Jakob Søndergård & Philip Curtis The Mapping of Antarctica
2012 UK 1st, Ltd ed 500, 4to, pp.164, 1 color & 24 bw photos, 9 drawings, 60 color & 31 bw maps, wraps; new #26025 $89.00
A wonderful collection of maps charting the discovery and exploration of the Antarctic continent. Beginning with Buache’s Chart of the Antarctic Polar Circle (1763) maps are shown depicting the early expeditions of Cook, Bransfield, Weddell, and others, through the Heroic Age of Scott, Drygalski, B[read more]

Bibliographie Antarctique en Langue Française: De Cook (1772) au Traité sur l’Antarctique (1959), avec une partie littérature, fiction et bande dessinée: Pimentel, Jean
signedPimentel, Jean Bibliographie Antarctique en Langue Française: De Cook (1772) au Traité sur l’Antarctique (1959), avec une partie littérature, fiction et bande dessinée
2009 France Ltd ed #n/200, 8vo, pp.285, 8 color & 63 bw photos, 2 maps, page-ribbon, blue cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth new #27003 $189.00
Antarctic Bibliography in French Language: From Cook (1772) to the Antarctic Treaty (1959), with some literature, fiction, and comics Pimental’s 746-entry bibliography, while geared to the French-language collector, also contains books in English. He includes sections on bibliographies, general h[read more]

The Beatings Will Continue Until Moral Improves: Leadership the Antarctic Way: Podell, Dr. Roger
Podell, Dr. Roger The Beatings Will Continue Until Moral Improves: Leadership the Antarctic Way
2018 US 8vo, pp.190, wraps; new #27447 $19.95
During the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration sixteen international expeditions descended on the frozen Southern Continent, each led by a bold commander responsible for the success of his mission and the lives of his crew. Isolated from the outside world for years at a time, these commanders had to[read more]

The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South or With Scott in the Antarctic: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
April 1926 Duckworth London 7th, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 170 bw photos, black-lettered blue-gray cloth; cloth lightly rubbed, tight, very good+ #26767 $45.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South Prospectus: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South Prospectus
[1922] Duckworth London 8vo, pp.4, 2 bw photos, wraps; fine #26458 $39.00
The original prospectus for the second edition of Ponting’s book ‘The Great White South’. This 4-page prospectus provides early press notes and an order form. A nice piece of ephemera to go with this classic book.[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
signedPonting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
Jan 1922 Duckworth London 2nd, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 170 bw photos, gilt-lettered blue cloth; cloth spine faded, pulled top spine, signed ‘John R Molholm 1961 Christchurch, NZ’ on ffep, tight, very good- #26766 $125.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic: Ponting, Herbert G.
Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott’s South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
(Oct) 1921 Duckworth London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis, 184 bw photos, 2 illus, diary entry, map, gilt-lettered, deep blue cloth; cloth w/ spine evenly faded, 3” repaired tear top spine front edge, 4” repaired tear bottom spine back edge, front hinge starting, name stamp on title page, good #26685 $129.00
Herbert Ponting served as official photographer and artist on Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). It was on this expedition that Scott and four companions reached the South Pole, only to find that Norwegian Roald Amundsen had beaten them to it. “The book contains the only accoun[read more]

With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913 – The Photographs of Herbert Ponting: Ponting. Herbert
Ponting. Herbert With Scott to the Pole: The Terra Nova Expedition 1910 – 1913 – The Photographs of Herbert Ponting
2004 UK 1st, 4to, pp.240, , photo frontis, 2 color & 440 bw photos, 3 maps, photo eps, green cloth; dj & cloth new. #23616 $69.95
Another in a line of terrific, large-format, Antarctic photo books, this documenting the work of Herbert Ponting. Like Frank Hurley, Ponting has left us with a wealth of images covering the important early exploration of the Antarctic continent. This huge collection of images is from the archives [read more]

Antarctica: Porter, Eliot
Porter, Eliot Antarctica
1978 Dutton NY 1st, 4to, pp.168, photo frontis, 87 color photos, 6 maps, map eps, white cloth; cloth w/ rubbing to back cover, name sticker on fep, vg+ #25720 $9.00
Porter’s popular, large-format, photo book depicts the spendors of Antarctica seen during his voyage south aboard the National Science Foundation reseach vessel ‘Hero’.[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1967 Coward-McCann NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj vg, cloth near fine. #12661 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

Pound, Reginald Scott of the Antarctic
1966 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 327, 38 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name, underlining, vg+. #17382 $29.00
A thorough biography of Captain Scott. Spence 934.[read more]

A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole: Preston, Diana
Preston, Diana A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole
1998 Houghton Mifflin Boston 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 269, 24 bw photos, 3 maps, red/grey cloth; dj lightly rubbed, fine, cloth fine #13207 $25.00 $19.95
Drawing on new research, Preston analyses both the reasons why Scott failed while Amundsen succeeded and the personalities behind the story. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Prestrud, Kristian
New Prestrud, Kristian Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.261, 16 color & 188 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw maps, 1 bw illus, 2 plans, illus eps, wraps; new #27546 $24.95
Prestrud (1881-1927) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was a member of the land party, serving as first officer. During the first attempt to reach the pole he almost lost his life in the extreme conditions. He was left out of the following polar attempt bu[read more]

Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party: Priestley, Raymond E.
American Alpine Club LibraryPriestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1915 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.382, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 149 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, silver dec blue cloth; cloth worn w/ some loss of gilt particularly to spine, remnant of Hall bookplate, vg #14460 $595.00 $428.40
Priestley was a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition and went with the Northern Party to explore the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave. Quite scarce. Spence 940. Hall, Henry S., Jr. (1895 – 1987) – AAC Councilor (1923-33, 47-49[read more]

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