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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]

Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999: Rosove, Michael
signedRosove, Michael Antarctica, 1772-1922: Freestanding Publications through 1999
2001 US ltd ed #20/500, 4to, pp.xxx, 537, 10 plates (5 colored), gilt titled, quarter buffalo linen boards; numbered & signed on limitation leaf & inscribed ‘To With fond memories of our January 1991 voyage to the Ross Sea, and all best wishes, Michael Rosove 28 January 2002, issued w/o dj, boards fine #22194 $195.00
Dr. Rosove’s outstanding bibliography is the result of ten years’ research including the examination of private collections, booksellers’ holdings, and the repositories of twelve of the world’s most important libraries and archives. The bibliography contains many rare and virtually unknown publicati[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]

Ross in the Antarctic: The Voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty’s Ships Erebus & Terror 1839-1843: Ross, M. J.
Ross, M. J. Ross in the Antarctic: The Voyages of James Clark Ross in Her Majesty’s Ships Erebus & Terror 1839-1843
1982 Caedmon of Whitby Yorkshire 1st, 8vo, pp.276, photo frontis, 25 bw illus, 10 text illus, 9 maps (2 fldg in pocket), appendices, blue cloth; dj lightly rubbed, wear spot to front, unclipped, near fine, cloth fine #16714 $39.00 $29.75
James Ross circumnavigated the Antarctic continent, reached a new ‘furthest south’, and discovered the Sea and Ice Shelf which bear his name. This includes new information from unpublished sources and biographical sketches of the expedition members. Author Rear Admiral M. J. Ross was James Ross’s gr[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]

Rossiter, Heather Lady Spy, Gentleman Explorer: The Life of Herbert Dyce Murphy
2001 Australia 2nd, prtg, 8vo, pp.xiv, 401, 13 bw photos, wraps; new. #22340 $24.95
Murphy was an interesting person. He spent some of his teen years on an Arctic whaler, then was recruited by British Intelligence to spy, in drag, following an all-to-convincing role as a woman in a play, and, finally, to the Antarctic. The bulk of this book focuses on the latter and Murphy’s part[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]

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]

Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship: Sandler, Martin
Sandler, Martin Resolute: The Epic Search for the Northwest Passage and John Franklin, and the Discovery of the Queen's Ghost Ship
2006 US 2nd, 8vo, pp.xix, 299, map frontis, 22 color & 9 bw photos, 36 bw illus, 2 plans, appendices, map eps, black/tan cloth; dj & cloth new #24659 $24.95 $19.95
In 1845, Sir John Franklin and his crew of 128 men set out from England in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. They sailed to the Canadian Arctic in two massive ships ominously named the Erebus and Terror; the most heralded expedition of the era. Yet they vanished into the frozen north and we[read more]

The Rescue of Greely: Schley, W. S.
Schley, W. S. The Rescue of Greely
1885 Scribner's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 277, frontis w/ tissue guard, 13 bw illus, 5 fldg maps, gilt lettered spine & cover, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, pencil notations on fep, missing lg fldg map in back (#5 of 5), vg #25653 $79.00
Schley was leader of a 1884 rescue expedition which found survivors of Greely's Lady Franklin Bay Expedition. This first edition is harder to come by than the later brown cloth edition.[read more]

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