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Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration: Nelsson, Richard, ed.
Nelsson, Richard, ed. Those Who Dared: Stories from the Golden Age of Exploration
2009 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.250, 7 bw photos, burgundy cloth; dj & cloth new #25497 $26.95
A collection of classic adventure travel writing culled from the extensive archives at "The Guardian" and "The Observer" In the 19th century, British and European explorers were busy trying to fill in 'blanks on the map' - crossing deserts, racing to the poles, searching for the source of the Nile,[read more]

Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909: Nickerson, Sheila
Nickerson, Sheila Harnessed to the Pole: Sledge Dogs in Service to American Explorers of the Arctic, 1853-1909
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.320, 23 bw photos, 36 illus, 16 maps, wraps; new #26732 $24.95
In the second half of the nineteenth century, an epic race was underway in some of the most brutal stretches on the planet. Explorers from around the world hoped to stake their claim on the Arctic, with the North Pole being the ultimate prize. Those with the greatest success found that the fastest[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1914: Nilsen, Thorvald
Nilsen, Thorvald Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1914
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.444, 34 color & 229 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw maps, 1 color & 1 bw illus, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27545 $29.95
Nilsen (1881-1940) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). He was the captain of the Fram, dropping the land party off and then embarking on the South Atlantic scientific voyage before again picking up Amundsen and his men. This is one of 15 diaries (8 volumes) [read more]

The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk: Niven, Jennifer
Niven, Jennifer The Ice Master: The Doomed 1913 Voyage of the Karluk
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 402, 37 bw photos, map eps, brown cloth; dj clipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #20797 $24.95 $5.00
In an epic similar to the ‘Endurance’ the ‘Karluk’ was trapped in the Arctic ice in June 1913. After five months of drifting, the ship succumbed to the pressure of the ice leaving her crew to fend for themselves hundreds of miles from land. This is a great story of Arctic exploration and the struggl[read more]

With the “Italia” to the North Pole: Nobile, Umberto
Nobile, Umberto With the “Italia” to the North Pole
1931 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 8vo, pp.358, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, appendices, uncut, blue cloth; cloth spine faded & somewhat mottled, internally clean, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, vg #25805 $79.00
Nobile's account of the 1928 flight of the airship Italia in which he reached the North Pole. After turning south they ran into a storm and crashed on the ice. Ten crewmen were thrown onto the ice and six disappeared when the lightened airship surged skyward and disappeared. After a month-long or[read more]

Antarctica, Or Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole: Nordenskjöld, Dr. N. Otto G. & Dr. Joh. Gunnar Andersson
Nordenskjöld, Dr. N. Otto G. & Dr. Joh. Gunnar Andersson Antarctica, Or Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole
1905 MacMillan NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 608, frontis, 4 color illus, 220 bw photos, plan, 8 maps (3 color fldg), bright green cloth; xlib, cloth rebacked w/ orig spine, small former label mark bottom spine, new eps, blindstamp on title page, #’s on copyright page, maps w/ orig folds, 1 map w/ 1” tear & 1 map w/ 1.5” tear, tight, very good #26665 $495.00 $420.75
Nordenskjöld (1869 – 1928) was a Finnish and Swedish geologist, geographer, and polar explorer. He led the Swedish Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the ship Antarctic, on the opposite side of the continent from Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition. The expedition visited the Falkland Isla[read more]

The Geography of the Polar Regions consisting of A General Characterization of Polar Nature and A Regional Geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic: Nordenskjöld, Otto & Ludwick Mecking
Nordenskjöld, Otto & Ludwick Mecking The Geography of the Polar Regions consisting of A General Characterization of Polar Nature and A Regional Geography of the Arctic and the Antarctic
1928 American Geographical Society NY Special Pub #8, 1st, 8vo, pp.vi, 359, 106 bw photos, 5 figs, 6 tables, 23 maps, grey cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth spine slightly darkened, rubbed, tight, very good #26718 $34.95
Initially published as two books (Nordenskjöld’s in Swedish), these two titles were combined to form a companion volume to W. L. G. Joerg’s “Problems of Polar Research” which was published concurrently by the American Geographical Society as Special Publication #7. Karrow 525, Renard 1154, Spence[read more]

Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69: Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed.
Nourse, Prof. J. E., ed. Narrative of the Second Arctic Expedition made by Charles F. Hall: His Voyage to Repulse Bay, Sledge Journeys to the Straights of Fury and Hecla and to King William's Land, and Residence Among the Eskimos During the Years 1864-'69
1879 Government Printing Office Washington 1st, thick 4to, pp.l, 644, frontis w/ tissue, 1 steel engraving w/ tissue, 73 wood/photo engravings/heliotypes, 8 sketches, double-page facsimile, 11 maps (6 fldg,3 double-page), lg linen-backed fldg map in pocket, appendices, errata, gilt-dec green cloth; cloth w/ stain top of spine on text, hinges bit tender, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good #27510 $225.00
Charles Francis Hall (1821-1871) was an American Arctic explorer who made three expeditions to the Arctic regions, the first two to search for records of Sir John Franklin and the last an attempt on the North Pole on which Hall died. Nourse’s massive account of Hall’s second expedition (1864-69) inc[read more]

Nunlist, Hugo Spitsbergen: The Story of the 1962 Swiss Spitsbergen Scientific Expedition
1966 Barnes NY 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 48 bw photos, 4 maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9984 $19.00
Describes the pleasures and drawbacks of climbing in Spitsbergen. Neate N45.[read more]

The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice – Crossing Antarctica Alone: O’Brady, Colin
O’Brady, Colin The Impossible First: From Fire to Ice – Crossing Antarctica Alone
2020 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 279, 48 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27666 $27.95
Over the past 100 years, since Ernest Shackleton’s aborted attempt to cross the Antarctic in 1914-17, there have been a number of attempts to make a solo crossing of the continent by various means. As of 2020 there have been 16 successful traverses of Antarctica, but all have either been supported b[read more]

Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor: O’Shea, Ian
O’Shea, Ian Tom Crean: Antarctic Survivor
2012 UK 1st, Ltd ed #n/250, oblong 16mo, [pp.42], 30 bw illus, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26892 $37.95
On 4 January 1912 Tom Crean, William Lashley and Teddy Evans watched as Robert Scott and the Pole party began their fateful trip. The three men not chosen by Scott to be part of the Pole party turned round and began their march back to Cape Evans, 750 miles away. Eighty-three miles from safety Evans[read more]

Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died: O'Connell, Fergus
O'Connell, Fergus Leadership Lessons from the Race to the South Pole: Why Amundsen Lived and Scott Died
2015 UK 8vo, pp.xvi, 163, figs, wraps; new #27106 $9.95
What could be more intriguing than a management book built around a gripping story of exploration? The 1911–12 race between British explorer Robert Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen to be first to the South Pole provides the rarest of case studies. Two teams carry out the same project. One is spect[read more]

Osborn, Capt. Sherard On the Exploration of the North Polar Basin, with a Resume of recent Swedish, German and Austrian attempts to reach the Polar Circle from the Atlantic Ocean
1872, 27 July Royal Geographical Society Proceedings London 8vo, pp.227-240, entire issue, blue wraps; large X mark on cover, vg. #18624 $59.00
Text of a paper read before the RGS followed by remarks from those present.[read more]

In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912: Osborne, S. L.
Osborne, S. L. In the Shadow of the Pole: An Early History of Arctic Expeditions, 1871-1912
2013 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.304, 35 bw photos, fig, 3 maps, wraps; new with separately printed end notes (pp.11) #26643 $26.99
Following up on her master’s thesis on Canadian polar explorer Joseph-Elzéar Bernier, Osborne tells the history of how the Arctic became part of Canada and how the Dominion government established jurisdiction there. She describes early expeditions to Canada's North, including the little-known Domin[read more]

Erebus: The Story of a Ship: Palin, Michael
Palin, Michael Erebus: The Story of a Ship
2018 UK 3rd prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 334, 38 color & 21 bw photos, 18 illus, 8 maps, appendix, illus eps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new #27477 $39.95
In September 2014 the wreck of a sailing vessel was discovered at the bottom of the sea in the frozen wastes of the Canadian Arctic. It was broken at the stern and covered in a woolly coat of underwater vegetation. Its whereabouts had been a mystery for over a century and a half. Its name was HMS Er[read more]

Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45: Parker, Linda
Parker, Linda Ice, Steel and Fire: British Explorers in Peace and War 1921-45
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 332, 105 bw photos, 13 maps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27611 $49.95
The generation that reached maturity in the interwar years had grown up in the shadow of the heroic age of Polar exploration and the sacrifices of a generation in the Great War. Their own adventures were to prove as astonishing and heroic as those of a previous generation. The members of the Brit[read more]

Scott’s Last Expedition: Parker, Steve
Parker, Steve Scott’s Last Expedition
2012 UK updated ed, 4to, pp.96, 47 color & 39 bw photos, 5 color & 3 bw illus, plan, map, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26545 $15.95
This publication by the Natural History Museum tells the story of Scott’s ill-fated expedition to the South Pole. Numerous chapters focus on different aspects of the expedition with a number of photos of recovered artifacts.[read more]

An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941: Passel, Charles F
signedPassel, Charles F An Antarctic Diary: United States Antarctic Service, West Base, Antarctica 1939 - 1941
1992 Four-O-Imprint Abilene Ltd ed 250, 8vo, pp.xvi, 387, 60 bw photos, quarter-bound w/ blue cloth spine & map-illustrated paper boards; signed & dated 10/23/92 on front pastedown, issued w/o dj, boards w/ 1.5” red mark to front, light rubbing, tight, near fine #27433 $155.00
Passel (1915-2002) served as a geologist on Admiral Byrd’s US Antarctic Service expedition (1939-41) at West Base and participated in the Geological Party’s 83-day traverse to Marie Byrd Land. His extensive diaries have appeared in several variants. They were first published in softcover in an edite[read more]

See article titles below: Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H.
Peary, R. E., Markham, Clements R., Nordenskiöld, Otto, Brooks, Alfred H. See article titles below
1904 Smithsonian Institution Annual Report, GPO Washington, DC 1st, black cloth; entire issue, thick 8vo, pp.876, spine darkened, very good #26707 $75.00
Peary, R. E. North Polar Exploration: Field Work of the Peary Arctic Club, 1898-1902. pp.427-457, 15 bw photos, fldg map; with Markham, Clements R. The First Years Work of the National Antarctic Expedition. pp.459-465, color fldg map; with Nordenskiöld, Otto. The Swedish Antarctic Expedition. [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]

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