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Return to Antarctica: The Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott’s Journey to the South Pole: Raeside, Adrian
Raeside, Adrian Return to Antarctica: The Amazing Adventure of Sir Charles Wright on Robert Scott’s Journey to the South Pole
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 324, photo frontis, 126 bw photos, 12 illus, 6 maps, appendices, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25452 $29.95
In the Antarctic summer of 2008-2009, Raeside travelled to Antarctica to retrace his grandfather’s footsteps and to gain perspective on an adventure of a century ago that challenged men’s courage, strength and sanity. This transports the reader to the very time and place of Scott’s expedition throu[read more]

Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?: Rawlins, Dennis
New Rawlins, Dennis Peary at the North Pole: Factor Fiction?
1973 Luce Washington 1st, 8vo, pp.320, photo frontis, 21 bw photos/illus, 7 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ label on spine, unclipped, near fine, cloth w/ lib pocket, ‘Discarded’ stamp on title page, section of text sprung, good #14335 $5.00 $4.25
Rawlins examines Robert Peary's controversial claim to be the first to reach the North Pole with much on the events following Peary’s return. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Blizzard: Race to the South Pole: Rees, Jasper
Rees, Jasper Blizzard: Race to the South Pole
2006 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.288, 18 color & 13 bw photos, 2 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #24518 $33.95
This book was produced in conjunction with a BBC series which pitted Norwegian Rune Gjeldnes, playing Amundsen, and his team against Britain Bruce Parry, playing Scott, and his team in a recreation of the race to pole. Wearing the same type of clothing as their predecessors, surviving on the same d[read more]

The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17: Richards, R. W.
Richards, R. W. The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17
2003 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.44; 2 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22750 $39.00
Richards was a member of the Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17 which saw the dramatic loss of the ‘Endurance’. Had Shackleton been successful in crossing the Antarctic continent they would have met up with the Ross Sea Shore Party whose duty it was to lay depots in anticipati[read more]

Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Aurora: Douglas Mawson and The Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.525, photo frontis, 71 bw photos, 2 sketches, 2 diagrams, 8 maps (1 fldg), appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25869 $74.95
In 1911 Douglas Mawson organised and led the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (AAE) - a scientific investigation of the Antarctic on a scale never before considered. At the same time it was responsible for the exploration of vastly more territory than any other Antarctic expedition. It consisted [read more]

By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau By Endurance We Conquer: Shackleton and His Men
2016 UK 1st, square 8vo, pp.31, 20 bw photos, map ep, wraps; new #27369 $19.95
Riffenburgh’s booklet, tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated Imperial Trans Antarctic Expedition, 1914-16, in the ‘Endurance’. Ilustrated with Frank Hurley’s poignant images which include crew life, the entrapment of the ‘Endurance’ in the pack ice of the Weddell Sea, the journey to Eleph[read more]

C. A. Larsen: Explorer, Whaler & Family Man: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau C. A. Larsen: Explorer, Whaler & Family Man
2016 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.375, 29 color & 292 bw photos, 32 color & 14 bw illus, plan, 8 color & 3 bw maps, wraps; new #27212 $44.95
Carl Anton Larsen (1860-1924) was a Norwegian sea captain, whaling manager, and explorer, with experience in both the Arctic and Antarctic. In 1888 he accompanied Fridtjof Nansen on the sealer ‘Jason’ to Greenland, prior to Nansen’s conducting the first crossing of Greenland. Larson led two whaling [read more]

Douglas Mawson: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Douglas Mawson
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, card covers; new #25915 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This examines Mawson’s life and expeditions, including his incredible tale of death, determination, and courage. This is a companion work to #25916 Roald Amundsen.[read more]

Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Racing with Death: Douglas Mawson – Antarctic Explorer
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 297, 18 bw photos, 3 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #25088 $39.95
The story of Mawson’s three Antarctic expeditions during which he more than once escaped with his life. He was a member of Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09), led his own Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14), and then led the British, Australia, New Zealand Antarctic Researc[read more]

Roald Amundsen: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Roald Amundsen
2010 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.32, photo frontis, 10 color & 20 bw photos, map eps, card covers; new #25916 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews the life, expeditions, and remarkable achievements of this accomplished Norwegian explorer. This is a companion work to #25915 Douglas Mawson.[read more]

Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition: Riffenburgh, Beau
Riffenburgh, Beau Terra Nova: Scott’s Last Expedition
2011 SPRI Cambridge 1st, small 8vo, pp.48, photo frontis, 7 color & 33 bw photos, 2 color & 3 bw illus, map eps, card covers; new #26679 $21.95
A smallish, but nicely illustrated, publication from the Scott Polar Research Institute as part of their Polar Profile series. This overviews Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) with chapters on preparations, the voyages, Cape Evans, the southern journey, the pole, the northern party, an[read more]

The Photographs of H G Ponting: Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys
Riffenburgh, Beau & Liz Cruwys The Photographs of H G Ponting
1998 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.136, 71 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #14484 $39.00 $35.95
Herbert Ponting was one of the greatest camera artists of the early 20th century. He is best known for his Antarctic work were he portrayed in vivid detail the lives of the men who went south with Captain Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). However, Ponting was also a world travel[read more]

The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin
New Riffenburgh, Beau ed. & de Boos, Crispin The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Dougald Watson with The Antarctic Diaries of Alexander Lorimer Kennedy with Charles Turnbull Harrisson: A Life with The Paintings and Drawings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2018 UK (see below for specs); all 4 volumes encased in grey slipcase; new #27438 $145.00
A Limited-Edition, Two-Diary Boxed Set from Mawson’s Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 183, 81 bw photos, plan, drawing, map, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 158, 65 bw photos, drawing, 2 maps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new; 1st, 8vo, [read more]

Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica: Rodgers, Eugene
Rodgers, Eugene Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica
1990 Naval Institute Press Annapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light fade line on back, else dj & cloth as new #9290 $29.00
A thorough work based on Byrd's papers at Ohio State University that depicts a different side of expedition life in the Antarctic.[read more]

Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over: Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie”
Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie” Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 406, 82 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #23633 $27.95
Jackie Ronne, wife of Finn Ronne, leader of the 1946-48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, was the first woman to visit and explore Antarctica and to spend an Antarctic winter. She and Finn were the first couple to visit the South Pole and she has since returned 14 times to the continent. Drawin[read more]

Antarctic Command: Ronne, Finn
Ronne, Finn Antarctic Command
1961 Bobbs-Merrill Indianapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 29 bw photos, map, appendix, green cloth; xlib, cloth vg #9291 $5.00 $2.00
Ronne commanded the personnel at Ellsworth Station during the IGY. Spence 988. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd: Rose, Lisle A.
Rose, Lisle A. Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd
2008 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 544, 32 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25015 $34.95
Rose, utilizing Byrd’s recently available papers together with those of his supporters and detractors, presents the first complete, balance biography of one of recent history’s most dynamic figures. Explorer covers the breath of Byrd’s astonishing life, from the early days of naval aviation through[read more]

Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography: Rosove, Michael
Rosove, Michael Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 49, 2 plate leaves (4 color photos), acid-free papers, text in black, red & blue; unbound sheets, new #25472 $19.95
This long-awaited supplement, concerning the same subject period as the original bibliography, ‘Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999’, has resulted from the contributions of over fifty polar book collectors, booksellers, and historians. Heretofore unrecognized publications [read more]

Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999: Rosove, Michael
New signedRosove, Michael Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999
2001 US ltd ed #20/500, 4to, pp.xxx, 537, 10 plates (5 colored), gilt titled, quarter buffalo linen boards; numbered & signed on limitation leaf & inscribed ‘To With fond memories of our January 1991 voyage to the Ross Sea, and all best wishes, Michael Rosove 28 January 2002, issued w/o dj, boards fine #22194 $195.00
Dr. Rosove’s outstanding bibliography is the result of ten years’ research including the examination of private collections, booksellers’ holdings, and the repositories of twelve of the world’s most important libraries and archives. The bibliography contains many rare and virtually unknown publicati[read more]

Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999 + Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography: Rosove, Michael
signedRosove, Michael Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999 + Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography
2001, 2008 US vol I ltd ed 500, 4to, pp.xxx, 537, 10 plates (5 colored), gilt titled, quarter buffalo linen boards, vol II 4to, pp.xiii, 49, 2 plate leaves (4 color), gilt lettered spine, acid-free papers, Smyth-sewn, 1/4 dark brown cloth, linen-backed boards; without dust-wrapper as issued, vol I numbered & signed on limitation leaf, new #26257 $345.00
Dr. Rosove’s outstanding bibliography is the result of ten years’ research including the examination of private collections, booksellers’ holdings, and the repositories of twelve of the world’s most important libraries and archives. The bibliography contains many rare and virtually unknown publicat[read more]

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