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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]

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; very fine #25793 $79.00
A host of reports containing interesting information were published for the Terra Nova expedition. Those by the Publications Committee, such as this one, 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 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]

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]

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
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]

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