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Nearest the Pole: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906: Peary, Robert E.
Peary, Robert E. Nearest the Pole: A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S. S. Roosevelt, 1905-1906
1907 Doubleday, Page & Co NY 1907 Doubleday, Page & Co, NY, 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xx, 411, color frontis w/ tissue guard, 90 bw photos, 2 color fldg maps, gilt-dec cloth; cloth w/ pencil inscription on ffep, tight, maps w/ no tears, near fine #25756 $225.00
Peary’s 1905 attempt at the Pole departed from northern Ellesmere Island. He made a disputed claim of reaching 87º06’, a new ‘furthest north’. He then returned to Ellesmere and continued along the western shore from which he made his sighting of the non-existent Crocker Land. An important work in th[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]

N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia: Piesing, Mark
Piesing, Mark N-4 Down: The Hunt for the Arctic Airship Italia
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 428, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27779 $29.95
Triumphantly returning from the North Pole on May 24, 1928, the world-famous exploring airship Italia—code-named N-4—was struck by a terrible storm and crashed somewhere over the Arctic ice, triggering the largest polar rescue mission in history. Helping lead the search was Roald Amundsen, the poles[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]

Antarctic Posts and Stamps: Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey
Pirie, Dr. J. H. Harvey Antarctic Posts and Stamps
1975 Harry Hayes UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.71, 44 figs, map, wraps; vertical & corner crease on front cover, else tight, fine #27945 $29.00
Pirie (1878-1965), a medical doctor, philatelist, orchid-grower, and bacteriologist, was also a member of William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902-4, acting as both surgeon and geologist. He co-authored the official narrative of the expedition. As a noted philatelist, sp[read more]

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World: Pitzer, Andrea
Pitzer, Andrea Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World
2021 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 302, 11 bw illus, 11 maps, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27927 $28.95
The human story has always been one of perseverance—often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Europeans before and, on their third polar exploratio[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.
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
1922 McBride NY 1st US, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 306, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 166 bw photos, 2 drawings, bw map, uncut, gilt-lettered deep blue cloth; cloth worn, corners rubbed, bp on fep, name on ffep, small separation on rear hinge else tight, very good #27906 $145.00
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]

Natural Resource Potentials of the Antarctic: Potter, Neal
Potter, Neal Natural Resource Potentials of the Antarctic
1969 American Geographical Soc. Burlington 1st, Publication #4, 4to, pp.viii, 97, 5 bw photos, 2 tables, 7 bw maps, staple-bound wraps; Dept of Geography stamp on cover, tight, fine #27907 $9.00
An interesting item with chapters on costs, minerals, biological resources, long-term storage, ice transport, tourism, and more.[read more]

May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth: Letters of the Lost Franklin Arctic Expedition: Potter, Russell A., Regina Koellner, Peter Carney, & Mary Williamson
Potter, Russell A., Regina Koellner, Peter Carney, & Mary Williamson May We Be Spared to Meet on Earth: Letters of the Lost Franklin Arctic Expedition
2022 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 481, 12 figs, bw map, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27810 $47.95
This is a privileged glimpse into the private correspondence of the officers and sailors who set out in May 1845 on the Erebus and Terror for Sir John Franklin’s fateful expedition to the Arctic. The letters of the crew and their correspondents begin with the journey’s inception and early plannin[read more]

Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD: Pound, Reginald
Pound, Reginald Evans of the Broke: A Biography of Admiral Lord Mountevans KCB, DSO, LLD
1963 Oxford London 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 324, photo frontis, 28 bw photos, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, worn, clipped, good, cloth w/ 2 names, name label on title page, front hinge w/ slight separation, very good #25721 $29.00
Edward (Teddy) Evans (1881-1957) was a British naval officer and Antarctic explorer. He served as second officer on the Morning, the relief ship of Captain Scott’s first Antarctic expedition (1901-04), and as second-in-command of Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole (1910-13). A[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
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.
Priestley, Raymond E. Antarctic Adventure: Scott's Northern Party
1974 C. Hurst London facs reprint, 8vo, pp.x, 382, photo frontis, 147 bw illus, 3 fldg maps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, unclipped, very good, cloth maps w/ original folds & no tears, tight, fine #22212 $89.00
Priestley was a member of Scott's British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) which encompassed a number of exploration parties which went out from their main base on Ross Island. Priestley and five others (Abbott, Browning, Campbell, Dickason, & Levick) initially set out as the Eastern Party to explore [read more]

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