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Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 8: [Shackleton]
[Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 8
Oct 2014 Ireland 8vo, pp.140, 14 color & 11 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, 1 map, wraps; new #26826 $35.00
This issue contains articles on Shackleton, hoosh, sea ice, heritage sites, other Antarctic crew members, place names with Irish origins, book reviews and more. Previous volumes are still available.[read more]

Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 9: [Shackleton]
[Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 9
Oct 2015 Ireland 8vo, pp.162, 30 color & 13 bw photos, 13 bw illus, graph, 4 maps, wraps; new #27020 $35.00
This issue contains articles by John King Davis, on the Weddell Sea, Antarctica then and now, William Scoresby, Benjamin Leigh Smith, Shackleton, the Endurance, Cook’s second voyage, Antarctic place names, book reviews and more. Previous volumes are still available.[read more]

Abramson, Howard S. Hero In Disgrace: The Life of Arctic Explorer Frederick A. Cook
1991 Paragon House NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 250, 23 bw photos, map, green/white cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth fine. #14438 $27.00
The author asserts Cook did reach the North Pole, as well as the summit of McKinley.[read more]

Arctic Odyssey: The Life of Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan: Allen, Everett S.
signedAllen, Everett S. Arctic Odyssey: The Life of Rear Admiral Donald B. MacMillan
1962 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 340, 36 bw photos, 2 maps, map eps, blue cloth; inscribed, dj w/ edge tears, rubbed, unclipped, vg-, cloth w/ address stamp of Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, tight, fine #16757 $25.00
Biography of MacMillan, noted Arctic expedition leader, explorer and naturalist, and his expeditions to Labrador, Greenland, Ellsmere, Baffin, and the Canadian Arctic Islands (1908-1957). This copy is inscribed by MacMillan to Dr. Harrison E. Kennard, former president of the Harvard Mountaineering C[read more]

On the “Polar Star” in the Arctic Sea…With the Statements of Commander U. Cagni Upon the Sledge Expedition to 86º 34’ North, and of Dr. A. Cavalli Molinelli Upon his Return to the Bay of Teplitz: Amedeo, Luigi, of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi
Amedeo, Luigi, of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi On the “Polar Star” in the Arctic Sea…With the Statements of Commander U. Cagni Upon the Sledge Expedition to 86º 34’ North, and of Dr. A. Cavalli Molinelli Upon his Return to the Bay of Teplitz
1903 Dodd, Mead NY 1st US, 2 vol, vol I pp.xvi, 346, xvii-xxii, photo frontis, 10 bw plates, 162 bw photos, vol II pp.viii, 349-702, ix-xii, photo frontis, 4 bw plates, 2 bw panoramas, 4 maps (1 color, 2 color fldg in pocket), gold dec black cloth; cloth pulled top/bottom spine, rubbed, marks to covers, name both vols, hinges cracked, very good- #27824 $195.00
Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy (1873-1933), a grandson of King Vittorio Emanuele II of Italy, was well known as a mountaineer and traveler. With nineteen men, the Duke of Abruzzi sailed in the steam brigantine Stella Polare, June, 1899, to Archangel, and thence across the Barents Sea to Rudolph Island[read more]

Expedition to the South Pole: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald Expedition to the South Pole
2017 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.13, 2 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #27310 $17.95
Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.3 held in Norway in 2017. This is a transcript of a lecture delivered by Amundsen to the Berlin Geographical Society on October 9, 1912 in which he describes the journey to the pole and back. The lecture was printed in the Annual Report of the [read more]

My Life as an Explorer: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald My Life as an Explorer
1927 Doubleday, Page NY 1st, 8vo, pp.282, photo frontis, sketch, 2 maps, appendix, top edge yellow, medium blue cloth; cloth rubbed, name, some pencil notations, very good+ #9003 $65.00
Amundsen’s autobiography published one year before his death while searching for the dirigible Italia. In this he covers his early years, the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99), the Northwest Passage in the ship Gjøa (1903-06), the South Pole (1910-12), the Northeast Passage in the ship Maud (19[read more]

The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen
1908 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xiii, 335, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, vII pp.ix, 397, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gilt-lettered spines & covers, black cloth; cloth w/ light wear, 2 bookplates in ea vol, vI fldg map w/ 2.5” tear, tight, fine #26719 $695.00
Account of the voyage of Amundsen’s ship Gjöa which made the first complete passage through the Northwest Passage. Amundsen and his crew of six were frozen in for two winters off King William Island and spent the time undertaking sledge journeys to determine the location of the North Magnetic Pole. [read more]

The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12
2010 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 46 color & 212 bw photos, 3 color & 7 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, wraps; new #25628 $44.95
Amundsen’s daily diaries, written from the moment the South Pole Expedition left Norway until the telegram of their success, and never intended for publication, are now available in English for the first time, almost a 100 years after they were written. Some of the contents will be known to readers[read more]

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the
Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1912 Murray London See full details below; cloth corners bumped, nice color, vol 1 front hinge weakening, other hinges tight, both vols w/ inscription ‘Father 29 Nov 1912 from W.B. L.’, vol 1 w/ bp, map w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #26584 $1,995.00
1st ed, 1st prtg, thick 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 81 bw illus, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, burgundy red cloth, spines decorated w/ embossed & red-orange, blue, & white painted [read more]

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the
Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1976 McClelland & Stewart Toronto reprint, thick 8vo, 2 vol in 1, pp.xxxv, 392, frontis, 81 bw illus, 2 maps; pp.x, 449, frontis, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, blue cloth; dj rubbed, 2 sticker marks, small edge tears, unclipped, very good, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #24621 $79.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. See AB-USN 23-62.6, Conrad p.156, Karrow 15, Mackenzie 71, Renard 17, Rosove 9.D3, Spence 16, S[read more]

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the
Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1913 Lee Keedick NY 1st ed, thick 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 81 bw illus, fldg plan, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, gilt-letter spine & covers, blue cloth; cloth bright, faint sign of former labels on ffep both vols, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #26720 $1,950.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published in the UK three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. This nice set includes the oft-missing folding plan of the Fram. Conrad p.156, Renard[read more]

First Crossing of the Polar Sea: Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth
Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth First Crossing of the Polar Sea
1927 Doran NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 324, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, fldg map, fore-edge uncut, embossed cover, blue cloth; cloth w/ light corner wear, tight, very good #25765 $125.00
In 1926 Amundsen and 15 others, including Ellsworth and Riiser-Larsen from his flight the previous year, took two days to make the first crossing of the Arctic Sea, via the North Pole, in the airship Norge. Norge was designed by Umberto Nobile who Amundsen would die searching for in 1928. With the[read more]

Expedition South: Anderson, W. Ellery
Anderson, W. Ellery Expedition South
1957 Evans London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, vg #27626 $9.95
Anderson applied to join an expedition to the Falkland Islands Dependencies within the Antarctic as a means of satisfying a life-long personal ambition and of re-orientating himself after 14years as a regular Army officer - the last three of which had been spent as a leader of guerrilla forces opera[read more]

Arctic. Arctic Bibliography
1957, Vol 7 DoD Washington 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 1071, fldg map, blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ spine numbers, internal markings, vg+. #9030 $35.00
Contains entry numbers 38,411-43,464.[read more]

Arctic. Arctic Bibliography
1957, Vol 7 DoD Washington 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 1071, fldg map, blue cloth; cloth w/ name, vg+. #9031 $39.00
Contains entry numbers 38,411-43,464.[read more]

Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition: Armitage, Lieut. Albert B.
Armitage, Lieut. Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition
1905 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 315, photo frontis, 27 bw photos, 54 illus, color fldg map, appendices, green cloth w/ spine lettered in gilt; cloth w/o the front cover lettering & illus of most copies, bottom front corner bumped, name dated 1935, tight, vg #25643 $995.00 $945.00
Armitage was second in command of Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). He presents a lighter side of the expedition than in Scott’s official account and covers his sledge journeys, during two seasons, to the western mountains and ascent of Victoria Land. Prior to this expedition[read more]

True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean: Arms, Myron
Arms, Myron True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 41 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new #26925 $16.95
From the fiords of northern Labrador to the icefields of western Greenland, from the outports of Newfoundland to the tiny fishing villages of Iceland and the Faroe Isles, best-selling author and lifelong sailor Myron Arms chronicles the experience of two-and-a-half decades of voyaging into some of t[read more]

Skiing into the Bright Open: My Solo Journey to the South Pole: Arnesen, Liv
Arnesen, Liv Skiing into the Bright Open: My Solo Journey to the South Pole
2021 US 1st English ed, 8vo, pp.xiv, 191, 16 bw photos, map, appendicies, wraps; new #27773 $21.95
The first woman to ski solo to the South Pole tells the story of what it took to get there. At home in Norway it is eight o’clock on Christmas Eve, but ahead, at the Amundsen–Scott base that has been visible for hours, it is already early in the morning of Christmas Day when Arnesen, after skiing[read more]

No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica: Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle
signedArnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 33 color & 2 bw photos, 2 maps, white/blue cloth; signed Arnesen & Bancroft on bookplate, dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new. #22982 $24.95
The story of the first women to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. During the Antarctic summer of 2000-01, Norwegian Arnesen and American Bancroft 94 days towing 250-pound sledges across 1717 miles of ice, all while enduring temperatures as low as -35ºF. See also, Ryan’s ‘Ann and Liv Cross Ant[read more]

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