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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]

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]

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]

The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U.S. A. 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition: Schwatka, Frederick
Schwatka, Frederick The Long Arctic Search: The Narrative of Lieutenant Frederick Schwatka, U.S. A. 1878-1880, Seeking the Records of the Lost Franklin Expedition
1965 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic 1st, 8vo, pp.117, color frontis, 19 illus, 2 maps, wraps; tight, vg+ #27650 $15.00
In 1878–80, at the behest of the American Geographical Society, Schwatka led an expedition to the Canadian Arctic to look for written records thought to have been left on or near King William Island by members of Franklin’s lost expedition. Traveling to Hudson Bay on the schooner Eothen, Schwatka’s [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]

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