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Antarctica: Great Stories from the Frozen Continent: [Reader's Digest]
[Reader's Digest] Antarctica: Great Stories from the Frozen Continent
1988 Reader's Digest Surry Hills 1st, 4to, pp.320, approx. 900 color & bw photos/drawings/maps/paintings, pictorial cloth; 2nd Revised ed, 4to, pp.320, photo frontis, approx. 900 color & bw photos/drawings/maps/paintings, pictorial cloth #18173 $39.00
A large work with hundreds of photos covering the continent, wildlife, and exploration. The majority of the book is a chronological coverage of exploration from 1501 to 1983, profusely illustrated. This is an excellent quick reference to the achievements of different expeditions.[read more]

The Physiography of the Ross Archipelago: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Debenham, Frank
[Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Debenham, Frank The Physiography of the Ross Archipelago
1923 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 40, 16 bw plates, 12 figs, 5 fldg maps in rear pocket, appendix, original green stapled wrappers; maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27706 $195.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Miscellaneous Data: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Lyons, Col. H. G.
[Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Lyons, Col. H. G. Miscellaneous Data
1924 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.[iv], 75, 5 figs, tables, large fldg plan of “Terra Nova” in rear pocket, appendix, original green stapled wrappers; light fading to spine, plan w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25789 $145.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Physiography (Robertson Bay and Terra Nova Bay Regions): [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Priestley, R. E.
[Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Priestley, R. E. Physiography (Robertson Bay and Terra Nova Bay Regions)
1923 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.x, 87, 87 bw plates, 3 fldg maps in rear pocket, original green stapled wrappers; maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #25790 $195.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Determinations of Gravity: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S.
[Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S. Determinations of Gravity
1921 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.113, 4 bw plates, 4 figs, 55 tables, addendum slip, original green wrappers; fine #25792 $95.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

Observations on the Aurora: [Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S.
[Scott, Robert Falcon – British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-13]. Wright, C. S. Observations on the Aurora
1921 Harrison & Sons London 1st, 4to, pp.viii, 46, 4 figs, 19 tables, appendix, original green wrappers; fine #25793 $95.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, thirteen volumes, focused on the physical and physiographical material and observations. Those by the Trustees of the British Museum focused on biological and geolo[read more]

The Story of the Discovery: [Scott, Robert Falcon]
[Scott, Robert Falcon] The Story of the Discovery
1996 UK 4to, pp.32, 32 color & 21 bw photos, 8 color illus, map, wraps; new #22431 $12.95
A nice booklet done in conjunction with the Discovery exhibit in Scotland. Discovery was purpose-built for Scott’s 1901-1904 Antarctic expedition.[read more]

Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 10: [Shackleton]
[Shackleton] Nimrod: The Journal of the Ernest Shackleton Autumn School. Vol 10
Oct 2016 Ireland 8vo, pp.124, 19 color & 17 bw photos, 5 bw illus, 1 maps, wraps; new #27169 $35.00
This issue contains articles on the Shackleton Memorial, Shackleton crossing Antarctica, Scott Polar Research Institute archives, top 10 polar decisions, book reviews and more. Previous volumes are still available.[read more]

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]

Beyond the Barrier With Byrd: An Authentic Story of the Byrd Antarctic Exploring Expedition: Adams, Lieutenant Harry
Adams, Lieutenant Harry Beyond the Barrier With Byrd: An Authentic Story of the Byrd Antarctic Exploring Expedition
1932 Donohue, Chicago NY 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 16 bw photos, green cloth; cloth spine somewhat darkened, some toning to prelims as usual, very good #9001 $25.00
Adams was second mate on the 'Bolling' during Byrd's first Antarctic expedition in 1928-30. Spence 8.[read more]

The Long White Road: Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventures: Albert, Marvin H.
Albert, Marvin H. The Long White Road: Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventures
1957 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 175, map frontis, 15 bw chapter illus, grey/green cloth; dj rubbed, some foxing, good+, cloth w/ toning to eps, vg #26926 $19.00
Albert was primarily an American novelist but he did produce a few non-fiction titles. Here is his biography of Shackleton and his expeditions. Renard, 10, Rosove 1001, Spence 10.[read more]

The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition: Alexander, Caroline
Alexander, Caroline The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition
1998 US 1st ed, 8vo, pp.213, photo frontis, 141 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #13029 $29.95 $9.95
A beautifully produced work presenting Frank Hurley’s wonderful photos of Shackleton’s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a crossing of the continent but instead found themselves fighting for survival in the Weddell Sea. A classic tale and a wonderful companion volume to L[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]

Belgicaekspedisjonen 1897-1899: Den Første Overvintring i Antarktis [The Belgian Expedition 1897-1899: The First Wintering in Antarctica]: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald Belgicaekspedisjonen 1897-1899: Den Første Overvintring i Antarktis [The Belgian Expedition 1897-1899: The First Wintering in Antarctica]
2009 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 84 bw photos, 3 color & 47 bw illus, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27536 $24.95
Amundsen’s first foray to the Antarctic was when he served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of a scientific vessel to the Antarctic contine[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]

Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907
2018 Norway trade ed, 8vo, 2 vol, vol I pp.623, 90 color & 284 bw photos, 6 color & 29 bw illus, plan, 12 color & 5 bw maps, illus eps, vol II pp.631-1174, 131 color & 327 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 plans, 3 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, illus eps, wraps; new #27538 $59.95
This is the first publication of Amundsen’s complete diary of the Gjøa expedition which made the first crossing of Canada’s Northwest Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is also the most complete collection of images from the expedition published in one book. Over the course of th[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald Roald Amundsen’s Diary from the Northwest Passage 1900-1907
2018 Norway Deluxe ed 100 copies, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.623, 90 color & 284 bw photos, 6 color & 29 bw illus, plan, 12 color & 5 bw maps, vII pp.631-1174, 131 color & 327 bw photo, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 4 plans, 3 color & 3 bw maps, apps, page ribbons,; new #27537 $495.00
A Beautiful Presentation of Amundsen’s Northwest Passage Diary. Silver-lettered full red leather bindings in silver-lettered red cloth slipcase This is the first publication of Amundsen’s complete diary of the Gjøa expedition which made the first crossing of Canada’s Northwest Passage between[read more]

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