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Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]: Ristvedts, Peder
Ristvedts, Peder Nordvestpassasjen 1901 – 1906 [Northwest Passage 1901 – 1906]
2017 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.364, 24 color & 129 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, 2 plans, 7 color maps, illus eps, wraps; new #27539 $34.95
Ristvedts (1873-1955) served as First Engineer on Roald Amundsen’s Northwest Passage expedition, aboard the 45-ton fishing vessel Gjøa, as well as meteorologist, blacksmith, and dog handler. In 1904, together with Amundsen, he proved that the Magnetic North Pole moved and in 1905 reached the expedit[read more]

Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration: Roberts, David
Roberts, David Alone on the Ice: The Greatest Survival Story in the History of Exploration
2014 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.368, 36 bw photos, plan, 2 maps, wraps; new #27244 $16.95 $9.95
On January 17, 1913, alone and near starvation, Douglas Mawson, leader of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, was hauling a sledge to get back to base camp. The dogs were gone. Now Mawson himself plunged through a snow bridge, dangling over an abyss by the sledge harness. A line of poetry gave hi[read more]

Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World: Roberts, David
Roberts, David Four Against the Arctic: Shipwrecked for Six Years at the Top of the World
2005 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.304, frontis, 18 bw photos, 3 illus, 4 maps, wraps; fine #27904 $9.95
If you liked the Shackleton story you’ll find this one fascinating! Roberts resurrects the amazing story of a Russian ship bound for Arctic walrus-hunting grounds which was blown off course and trapped in the ice off the coast of Spitzbergen, in 1743. Four men went ashore to look for an abandoned hu[read more]

Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica: Rodgers, Eugene
Rodgers, Eugene Beyond the Barrier: The Story of Byrd's First Expedition to Antarctica
1990 Naval Institute Press Annapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, 36 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj w/ light fade line on back, else dj & cloth as new #9290 $29.00
A thorough work based on Byrd's papers at Ohio State University that depicts a different side of expedition life in the Antarctic.[read more]

Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over: Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie”
Ronne, Edith M. “Jackie” Antarctica’s First Lady: Memoirs of the First American Woman to Set Foot on the Antarctic Continent and Winter-Over
2004 US 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 406, 82 bw photos, 2 maps, wraps; new #23633 $27.95
Jackie Ronne, wife of Finn Ronne, leader of the 1946-48 Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition, was the first woman to visit and explore Antarctica and to spend an Antarctic winter. She and Finn were the first couple to visit the South Pole and she has since returned 14 times to the continent. Drawin[read more]

Antarctic Command: Ronne, Finn
Ronne, Finn Antarctic Command
1961 Bobbs-Merrill Indianapolis 1st, 8vo, pp.272, 29 bw photos, map, appendix, green cloth; xlib, cloth vg #9291 $5.00 $2.00
Ronne commanded the personnel at Ellsworth Station during the IGY. Spence 988. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd: Rose, Lisle A.
Rose, Lisle A. Explorer: The Life of Richard E. Byrd
2008 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 544, 32 bw photos, 7 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25015 $34.95
Rose, utilizing Byrd’s recently available papers together with those of his supporters and detractors, presents the first complete, balance biography of one of recent history’s most dynamic figures. Explorer covers the breath of Byrd’s astonishing life, from the early days of naval aviation through[read more]

Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography: Rosove, Michael
Rosove, Michael Additions and Corrections Supplement to the Rosove Antarctic Bibliography
2008 US 1st, 4to, pp.xiii, 49, 2 plate leaves (4 color photos), acid-free papers, text in black, red & blue; unbound sheets, new #25472 $19.95
This long-awaited supplement, concerning the same subject period as the original bibliography, ‘Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999’, has resulted from the contributions of over fifty polar book collectors, booksellers, and historians. Heretofore unrecognized publications [read more]

Let Heroes Speak: Antarctic Explorers, 1772-1922: Rosove, Michael
signedRosove, Michael Let Heroes Speak: Antarctic Explorers, 1772-1922
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 359, 25 bw photos, 7 bw illus, 6 maps, blue/white cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26137 $59.95
The result of 20 years of research, Rosove tells the stories of 25 Antarctic voyages, from Captain James Cook's expedition in 1772 to Shackleton's final expedition in 1922. Included are Cook, Bellingshausen, Biscoe, d’Urville, Wilkes, Ross, Bull, de Gerlache, Borchgrevink, Scott, Drygalski, Nordens[read more]

Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33: Rosove, Michael, ed.
signedRosove, Michael, ed. Rejoice My Heart: The Making of H. R. Mill's “The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton” - The Private Correspondence of Dr. Hugh Robert Mill and Emily Shackleton, 1922-33
2007 US 1st, ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 142, 5 color & 3 bw photos, illus eps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #24703 $49.95 $45.95
On 18 April 1922, just over three months following Sir Ernest Shackleton’s death, Emily Shackleton, Sir Ernest’s widow, invited Hugh Robert Mill, the greatest Antarctic historian of his time, to write Sir Ernest’s biography. He wrote back the same day graciously accepting the invitation, and she re[read more]

A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43: Ross, Captain Sir James Clark
Ross, Captain Sir James Clark A Voyage of Discovery and Research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, During the Years 1839-43
1847 Murray London 1st ed, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.lii, 366, frontis, 3 lithos, 1 fldg pan, 7 vignettes, 6 maps (2 fldg), appendices; vII pp.x, 447, 16 ads, frontis, 2 lithos, 12 vignettes, 2 maps, appendices, uncut, blue ribbed cloth w/ gilt illus on cover; cloth expertly rebacked w/ orig spines, repaired corners, new eps, tipped-in bookplate in ea vol, maps/pan w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good+ #25787 $4,900.00
Ross’s expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, which ultimately made the first circumnavigation of the Antarctic continent, was the first to force a way through the Ross Sea. He charted 500 miles of the coastline of Victoria Land and discovered Ross Island, Mt. Erebus, and the edge of the Great Ice[read more]

Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography: Ross, Chet
signedRoss, Chet Lieutenant Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912 - A Bibliography
2010 US ltd ed 290, 8vo, pp.xxviii, 122, frontis w/ tissue, 160+ color & bw images (2 fldg), 9 maps, illus eps, 1/4 navy-blue leather w/ silver ruling & dark blue linen boards, front cover w/ image of Southern Cross in silver, spine lettered in silver; signed by Ross, boxed, issued w/o dj, new #25558 $375.00
Encompassing over five years of research, this is the first bibliography of works by and about Lt. Nobu Shirase and the Japanese Antarctic Expedition of 1910-1912. From the book’s Foreword written by Michael Rosove of Adélie Books: “What Chet has uncovered and given to us in this work is a revelatio[read more]

Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833: Ross, John
Ross, John Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833
1835 A. W. Webster London 1st, royal 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 740, frontis w/ tissue guard, 3 color lithographs & 21 bw plates, 5 maps (1 fldg), errata page, red speckled edges, vertically grained red lib cloth w/ gilt-lettered spine; xlib, cloth lightly rubbed, old lib #’s & blindstamp to title page, some offsetting from plates, light foxing, tight (opens nicely), vg+ #25807 $750.00 $425.00
In 1829 Ross secured command of his second Arctic expedition, this time in the side-wheel steam ship Victory. They sailed past Lancaster Sound to a previously unexplored area of Prince Regent Inlet. There they became stuck in the ice. During their four-year stay, Ross's nephew, James Clark Ross, [read more]

Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin: Ross, W. Gillies
Ross, W. Gillies Hunters on the Track: William Penny and the Search for Franklin
2019 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 519, 8 bw photos, 4 maps, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27594 $39.95
Captains of whaling vessels were experienced navigators of northern waters, and William Penny was in the vanguard of the whaling fraternity. Leading the first maritime expedition in search of Sir John Franklin, he stood out not just for his skill as a sailor but for his curiosity about northern geog[read more]

Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson: Rossiter, Heather, ed.
Rossiter, Heather, ed. Mawson's Forgotten Men: The 1911-1913 Antarctic Diary of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
2011 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 299, photo frontis, 23 bw photos, 15 color & 25 bw illus, 4 maps, page-ribbon, dec eps, wraps; new #25949 $59.95
Harrisson (1867-1914) was the only Tasmanian member of Douglas Mawson's legendary Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Appointed biologist and artist to the expedition, he was a gifted writer. His diary of December 1911 to March 1913 records the challenges that faced the 8-man Western Base p[read more]

Fram: To the Ends of the Earth: Routledge, Christopher
Routledge, Christopher Fram: To the Ends of the Earth
2015 US 1st, 4to, pp.39, 11 color & 9 bw photos, plan, wraps; new #26875 $14.95
From her launch in 1892, to the triumphant return to Norway in 1914, the polar expeditionary ship Fram sailed north almost to the North Pole, and south to Antarctica, supporting three of the most daring of all polar adventures. In the centenary year of Roald Amundsen’s successful trek to the South P[read more]

Ruby, Robert Unknown Shore: The Lost History of England's Arctic Colony
2001 US 1st, 8vo, pp.300, 19 bw illus, 3 maps, red/white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #22014 $26.00 $19.95
Ruby interweaves the story of Martin Frobisher’s three arctic expeditons and attempt at establishing an arctic colony, lost for three centuries, with that of Charles Francis Hall and his own interactions with the Inuit, which helped to unlock the secrets of Frobisher’s colony. To see all of our S[read more]

Endurance: SAS Soldier, Polar Adventurer, Decorated Leader: Rudd, Louis
New Rudd, Louis Endurance: SAS Soldier, Polar Adventurer, Decorated Leader
2020 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.307, 38 color photos, red cloth; dj & cloth new #27936 $19.95
In 2018 Captain Louis Rudd MBE walked into the history books when he finished a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica, pulling a 130-kilogram sledge laden with his supplies for more than 900 miles. Louis’ skills had been honed in the SAS, on operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, but now – in the mo[read more]

Captain James Fairweather: Whaler and Shipmaster - His Life and Career 1853 - 1933: Rycroft, Nancy
signedRycroft, Nancy Captain James Fairweather: Whaler and Shipmaster - His Life and Career 1853 - 1933
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.202, illus frontis, 4 color & 18 bw photos, 3 color & 1 bw illus, 2 charts, 2 color maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, new #27558 $79.95
An account of the long, adventurous, and varied life of Captain James Fairweather of Dundee, from his childhood attempt to run away to sea, through his years in the Dundee Whaling fleet voyaging to the Arctic and north-eastern Canada; his years in the merchant service, particularly in the Indian Oce[read more]

Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night: Sancton, Julian
Sancton, Julian Madhouse at the End of the Earth: The Belgica’s Journey into the Dark Antarctic Night
2022 US 1st, 8vo, pp.351, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, 1 plan, 2 bw illus, 5 bw maps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #27916 $29.95
In August 1897, the young Belgian commandant Adrien de Gerlache (1866-1934) set sail for a three-year expedition aboard the steamship Belgica with dreams of glory. His destination was the uncharted end of the earth: the icy continent of Antarctica. But de Gerlache’s plans to be first to the magne[read more]

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