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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.361, photo frontis, 34 bw photos, 1 plan, 2 bw illus, 5 bw maps, wraps; new #27905 $9.95
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]

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]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1914: Schröer, Adolf, Ludvig Hansen, Martin Rønne, Alexander Kutschin, Oscar Wisting, Helmer Hanssen, Jørgen Stubberud, & Christian Doxrud
Schröer, Adolf, Ludvig Hansen, Martin Rønne, Alexander Kutschin, Oscar Wisting, Helmer Hanssen, Jørgen Stubberud, & Christian Doxrud Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1914
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 11 color & 195 bw photos, plan, photo eps, wraps; new #27547 $29.95
This is a compilation of eight smaller diaries from men of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12). Schröer (1872-1932) was a member of the sea party with responsibility for the technical-scientific work; Hansen (1871-1955) was a member of the sea party and a tinsmith; Rønne (1861-1932) was[read more]

Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the Summer of 1822, in the Ship Baffin of Liverpool: Scoresby, William, Jr.
Scoresby, William, Jr. Journal of a Voyage to the Northern Whale-Fishery; including Researches and Discoveries on the Eastern Coast of West Greenland, made in the Summer of 1822, in the Ship Baffin of Liverpool
1823 Archibald Constable Edinburgh 1st, 8vo, pp.xli, 475, fldg map frontis, 6 engravings (2 fldg), fldg map, appendices, blue pebbled spine w/ paper title patch & paper boards; boards worn, title patch stained, offsetting from illus, smaller map w/ 3” tear, good+ #27460 $795.00
Scoresby Jr (1789-1857) was the son of Arctic explorer and whaling captain William Scoresby (1760-1829). Scoresby Junior’s annual whaling voyages frequently brought him to the Greenland Sea. In 1822 he set out in the whaler ‘Baffin’, 321 tons, with the objective of surveying the Scoresby Sound regio[read more]

The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition: Scott, Captain Robert F.
Scott, Captain Robert F. The Forthcoming Antarctic Expedition
2019 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.9, photo frontis, wraps; new #27628 $24.95
Offered here is an offprint of Captain Scott’s May 27, 1910 lecture to the Royal Institution of Great Britain presented prior to the Terra Nova’s June 1st departure on the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). In it he lays out the plans for the expedition – sailing south, arrival at McM[read more]

Dancing On Ice: Scott, Jeremy
Scott, Jeremy Dancing On Ice
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 251, 48 bw photos, 2 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25109 $35.95
In 1930 Gino Watkins led a group of fourteen intrepid and largely inexperienced young men, including the author's father, on a year-long expedition to the Arctic to pioneer the first commercial air route between Europe and America. Alongside high adventure, triumph and tragedy, Scott paints a portr[read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: Diaries, 26 November 1910 – 29 March 1912: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: Diaries, 26 November 1910 – 29 March 1912
2012 UK 1st thus, pp.349, map frontis, 1 color, 5 sepia & 135 bw photos, 18 color illus, 11 sketches, 2 plans, tables, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25998 $49.95
Robert Scott's amazing diary of the ill-fated British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in which he perished along with Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans after reaching the South Pole behind Roald Amundsen. Scott's diary has been constantly in print since first publication in [read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1913 Smith, Elder London see below for full specifications; cloth rubbed, vol 1 w/ one plate loosening, vol 2 miss ffep, maps fine, overall vg #18996 $375.00
3rd editon, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxvi, 636, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 6 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 10 color plates w/ tissue guards, 4 bw fldg panoramas, 133 bw plates, 2 facs from Scott’s diary, 7 sketches, 2 fldg maps, appendix; vII pp.xvi, 534, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 [read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. Being the Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1913 Smith, Elder London see below for full specifications; cloth corners lightly rubbed, small bookseller stamp on lower ffeps, maps w/ no tears & orig folds, tight, bright, fine #27863 $475.00
2nd, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xxvi, 633, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 6 photogravure plates w/ tissue guards, 10 color plates w/ tissue guards, 4 bw fldg panoramas, 133 bw plates, 2 facs from Scott’s diary, fldg map, appendix, vII pp.xiv, 534, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 color plates w/ tissue[read more]

Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition: Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon Scott's Last Expedition: In Two Volumes Vol. I. The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work Undertaken by Dr. E. A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition
1947 Murray London rep, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xxviii, 497, photo frontis, 3 bw photos, fldg map, appendix; vII pp.viii, 431, photo frontis, 3 bw plates, fldg map, appendix; navy blue ribbed cloth; dj’s fine, cloth tight, fine, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27152 $175.00
The classic account of Scott's ill-fated journey to the South Pole during his British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). Volume I contains Scott’s account of the Fall 1911 Depot Journey, the winter, and the Pole trip. Volume II contains Cherry-Garrard’s account of the Winter Journey, Campbell’s account[read more]

The Voyage of the 'Discovery': Scott, Robert Falcon
Scott, Robert Falcon The Voyage of the 'Discovery'
1913 John Murray London New Edition, 2 vol, 8vo, vI pp.xvi, 410, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 bw plates, plan, fldg map, vII pp.x, 387, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 5 bw plates, fldg map, appendices; blue straight-grained cloth; cloth tight, maps w/ original folds & no tears, fine #26132 $195.00
Scott's British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) made the first balloon ascent on the continent, several overland sledge journeys, and achieved a new furthest south of 82°16.5’S. His book set a new standard for polar literature with its details of the expedition’s planning, execution, and re[read more]

‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic: Seaver, George
Seaver, George ‘Birdie’ Bowers of the Antarctic
1938 John Murray London 1st, 8vo, pp.xxiii, 270, photo frontis, 10 bw photos, 3 color illus, 2 maps (1 fldg), blue cloth; dj chipped top spine, darkened spine, unclipped, vg, cloth tight, map w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #27612 $175.00
Henry ‘Birdie’ Bowers (1883-1913) realized his life’s ambition when he was selected for Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) in the ‘Terra Nova’. Bowers’ boyhood obsession with travel and adventure took him round the world several times and his life appears, in hindsight, to [read more]

Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5: Shackleton, Edward
Shackleton, Edward Arctic Journeys: The Story of the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition 1934-5
[1936] Farrar & Rinehart NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 372, photo frontis, 49 bw photos (4 fldg), 2 diags, 2 (of 3) maps, appendices, tan cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, rubbed, pencil notation to title page, rsm on preface & markings on rep, miss 1 map, good+ #26775 $19.00
Edward Shackleton, son of Ernest Shackleton, organized the Oxford University Ellesmere Land Expedition and asked Gordon Humphreys to lead it. They established camps at Etah, Greenland and Lake Hazen, Ellesmere Island and made the first ascent of Mount Oxford. Karrow 641.[read more]

South: The Story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition: Shackleton, Ernest
Shackleton, Ernest South: The Story of Shackleton’s 1914-1917 Expedition
1960 Longmans London 11th imp, 8vo, pp.xvi, 171, frontis, 8 illus, green cloth; cloth tight, fine #26780 $19.00
Shackleton’s own account of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a crossing of the continent. Their fight for survival in the Weddell Sea, following the sinking of their ship “Endurance” is a classic tale. Renard 1472, Rosove 308.E3.[read more]

South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Ernest
Shackleton, Ernest South: The Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
1919 Heinemann London 1st ed, 2nd imp (Dec 1919, 1 month after 1st imp), 8vo, pp.xxi, 376, photo frontis, 87 bw photos, 2 sketches, 5 maps (1 fldg), appendices, top edge blue, silver-lettered spine & front, silver decoration of Endurance on front, navy blue cloth; cloth rubbed, wear on spine edge, small tears top spine, corners worn, pencil name w/ small name label on ffep, fldg map separated but present w/ 2.5” tear, tight, good+ #27912 $1,500.00
This is Shackleton’s own account of his Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17) which attempted a historic first crossing of the Antarctic continent. Their fight for survival in the Weddell Sea, following the sinking of their ship “Endurance” is a classic tale. This includes not only the accou[read more]

Aurora Australis: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry Aurora Australis
1988 SeTo Auckland Ltd ed #161/375, 8vo, [pp.212], 11 plates, uncut, blind-stamped leather spine, wooden boards stencilled "U L I E N N E S O U P, with pamphlet, 8vo, [pp.24], 11 bw photos, wraps, with plywood box w/ green cord ties; cords to box frayed, faint scuff line across leather spine, else fine #27461 $1,750.00
A Facsimile of the Rarest of Antarctic Books A fine facsimile reproduction of the first book printed and bound in the Antarctic during Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09). To keep his men occupied during the dark winter months in the Cape Royds hut, Shackleton asked for written st[read more]

Southward on the Quest: Shackleton’s Last Antarctic Expedition: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry Southward on the Quest: Shackleton’s Last Antarctic Expedition
2022 UK Ltd numbered facs ed of 275 copies, folio (14” x 11.5”), 8 bw photos, cord-tied wrapper; with New Scala Cinema brochure, facs, pp.16; with advertising flyer, facs, pp.4; with brochure, pp.8, with 12 bw postcards; new #27764 $125.00
When ‘Southward on the Quest’, the film of the Shackleton-Rowett Antarctic Expedition (1921-22), was released, the Scala Cinema in London issued, to go with the film, “A fine series of Souvenir Pictures of the Shackleton Antarctic Expedition may be had of the Attendants. Price 2/6”. This was a folio[read more]

The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909
1909 Heinemann London see below for full specifications; cloth spines faded, light rubbing, corners bumped, name on ffep of each vol, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, very good #18997 $1,100.00
1st, 2 vol, thick 8vo, vI pp.xlviii, 372, tipped-in photogravure frontis w/ paper guard, 6 color plates w/ paper guard, 125 bw plates, 11 diagrams; vII pp.xv, 418, tipped-in photogravure frontis w/ paper guard, 6 color plates w/ paper guard, 132 bw plates, 38 text illus, 2 fldg panoramas & 3 color f[read more]

Shackleton’s Leven en Reizen [Shackleton’s Life and Travels]: Shackleton, Lady & Hugh Robert Mill
Shackleton, Lady & Hugh Robert Mill Shackleton’s Leven en Reizen [Shackleton’s Life and Travels]
1923 Querido Amsterdam 1st Dutch, 8vo, pp.356, photo frontis, 33 tipped-in bw photos, 4 maps, uncut, brown cloth; cloth spine lightly faded, tight, bookplate, very good #27772 $55.00
Mill wrote the first comprehensive biography of Shackleton (The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton, 1923) at the request of Lady Shackleton. He was librarian for the RGS and a great Antarctic historian. The inclusion of Lady Shackleton’s name as co-author in this edition was in error as she was not liste[read more]

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