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Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Foothold on Antarctica: The First International Expedition (1949-1952) Through the Eyes of its Youngest Member
1999 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 260, 99 bw photos, 8 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #25919 $37.95
In 1948 when Charles Swithinbank was still an undergraduate at Oxford, he applied to join the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition. A year later, he was the youngest member of the expedition as he set out to spend two years in the splendid isolation of Antarctica. This is the human story o[read more]

Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica: Swithinbank, Charles
Swithinbank, Charles Vodka on Ice: A Year With the Russians in Antarctica
2002 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 165, 64 color & 5 bw photos, illus, plan, 4 maps, appendix, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25920 $37.95
No stranger to the Antarctic, Charles Swithinbank is the only Briton to have served with the Soviet Antarctic Expedition. From 1963 to 1965 he lived and worked without a break at Russian stations in the far south. The Cold War was in full swing and many of his colleagues assumed he had been sent t[read more]

S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship: Tarver, Michael C.
Tarver, Michael C. S.S. Terra Nova (1884-1943): From the Arctic to the Antarctic - Whaler, Sealer and Polar Exploration Ship
2006 UK 1st, 4to, pp.256, 109 bw photos, 2 plans, 3 sketches, 13 maps, map eps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24750 $69.95
The SS Terra Nova, a large and powerful steam whaler, was seconded from the seal fishery in Newfoundland as relief ship for the British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-1904) and for the US Fiala-Ziegler Expedition (1903-1905) Her most famous role was for three years as expedition ship for Capta[read more]

Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin: Taylor, Andrew
Taylor, Andrew Two Years Below the Horn: A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.351, 6 color & 85 bw photos, 2 bw illus, 5 plans, 5 maps, green cloth; dj & cloth new #27343 $74.95
Andrew Taylor, the field commander of Operation Tabarin was one of the forgotten heroes of Antarctic exploration. Early in 1944, nine men landed on a tiny, barren island off the west coast of the Graham Land Peninsula in Antarctica. Armed with only a small assortment of rifles and pistols and with a[read more]

Antarctic Adventure and Research: Taylor, Griffith
Taylor, Griffith Antarctic Adventure and Research
1930 Appleton NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 245, 18 illus, 16 maps, red cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine, corners chipped, vg, cloth spine lightly faded, name on title page, fine #26710 $95.00
Taylor served as geologist with Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) and led the Western Journeys. Here he describes the history, climate, geography and resources of the Antarctic regions. AB-USN 17.246, Meadows 209, Renard 1577, Rosove 1318, Spence 1185.[read more]

With Scott: The Silver Lining: Taylor, Griffith
Taylor, Griffith With Scott: The Silver Lining
1916 Smith, Elder London 1st ed, 2nd issue, thick 8vo, pp.iv*-xiv, 464, photo frontis, 61 bw photos, 7 drawings, 105 text illus, 7 maps (2 fldg, 1 color), appendix, uncut, gilt lettered spine, yellow lettered front w/ Emperor penguin in yellow/black, green cloth; cloth rubbed, bottom spine w/ 2 tears, rear spine edge cracked, name, miss fldg map in back, vg #22507 $1,195.00 $625.00
Taylor served as geologist with Scott on the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) and led the Western Journeys. This is the scarcest of the firsthand accounts from this expedition. This 2nd issue is scarcer than the 1st and more desirable as it contains Taylor’s two-page preface, which was inadv[read more]

Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure: Thomas, Lowell
Thomas, Lowell Sir Hubert Wilkins: His World of Adventure
1961 McGraw-Hill NY 8vo, pp.297, 28 bw photos, blue/marbled cloth; dj torn/taped on back, good+, cloth w/ bookplate, near fine #14337 $12.00
Biography of Wilkins, regarded as the father of Arctic aviation. AB 83513.[read more]

Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef: Thomson, Alexa
Thomson, Alexa Antarctica on a Plate: Misadventures of a Polar Chef
2005 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.317, map, wraps; new #24159 $17.95
Thomson, a former cook turned web designer, wrangled a job as cook at a seasonal camp in Dronning Maud Land. She describes spending three months, as one of the few women in a male-domiated world, adapting to the harsh environment and creating five-star meals for scientists and explorers.[read more]

Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Climbing the Pole: Edmund Hillary & the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.144, 27 bw photos, map, wraps; light corner bump, else new #25701 $29.95
In 1957 on the Antarctic Plateau Sir Edmund Hillary raced his expedition leader, Vivian Fuchs, to the South Pole for reasons that were never fully explained. Hillarys spin was that the Pole was there and he had time and fuel to get there first: so he did. Hillary’s actions threw Fuchs’ Trans Antar[read more]

Elephant Island and Beyond: The Life and Diaries of Thomas Orde Lees: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Elephant Island and Beyond: The Life and Diaries of Thomas Orde Lees
2003 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 339, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, 8 sketches, 2 maps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #22895 $65.00
A most interesting account of the person generally regarded as the least popular on Shackleton’s historic 1914-16 Endurance expedition. Orde Lees was the motor expert and in charge of stores on board ship. The diary entries begin here with the Endurance in the pack ice and finish with the last day[read more]

Frank Worsley: Shackleton's Fearless Captain: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Frank Worsley: Shackleton's Fearless Captain
2014 NZ 1st, 4to, pp.216, 5 color & 69 bw photos, 2 color illus, 5 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #26827 $47.95
Frank Worsley is undoubtedly one of New Zealand’s greatest adventurers, a man regarded by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘one of my heroes’. Born in Akaroa in 1872, he went to sea aged 15 as an apprentice on the sailing ships working between New Zealand and Britain. Worsley became the captain of Sir Ernes[read more]

Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley: Thomson, John
Thomson, John Shackleton’s Captain: A Biography of Frank Worsley
1999 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 90 bw photos, 6 maps, appendices, wraps; fine #14809 $29.00
The first biography of Worsley, one of New Zealand’s greatest adventurers and a man regarded by Sir Edmund Hillary as ‘one of my heroes’. Born in Akaroa in 1872, he went to sea aged 15 as an apprentice on the sailing ships working between New Zealand and Britain. Worsley became the captain of Sir[read more]

Mischief Goes South: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mischief Goes South
1968 Hollis & Carter London 1st, 8vo, pp.190, 18 bw photos, 3 charts, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, unclipped, vg, cloth fine #22941 $59.00
This is the fifth of Tilman’s ‘Mischief’ titles. Tilman recounts two voyages here – a trip around Africa in 1957/58, and a disastrous 20,000 mile voyage in 1966/67 south of Cape Horn on which they lost their first mate.[read more]

Mostly Mischief: Voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. Mostly Mischief: Voyages to the Arctic and to the Antarctic
1966 Hollis & Carter London 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 22 bw photos, 4 charts, blue cloth; w/ Ad Carter’s bookplate, dj rubbed, spine faded, clipped, vg-, cloth fine #22166 $85.00
This is the fourth of Tilman’s ‘Mischief’ titles. Here he recounts four voyages – Bylot Island (1963), East Greenland (1964, 1965), and Heard Island (1964-5).[read more]

The Eight Sailing/Mountain-Exploration Books: Tilman, H. W.
Tilman, H. W. The Eight Sailing/Mountain-Exploration Books
2000 Mountaineers Seattle rep, thick 8vo, pp.956, color photos, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #6872 $19.00
A nice reprint of Tilman’s popular sailing titles - Mischief in Patagonia, Mischief Among the Penguis, Mischief in Greenland, Mostly Mischief, Mischief Goes South, In Mischief’s Wake, Ice with Everything, Triumph and Tribulation.[read more]

Tilman, H. W. Triumph and Tribulation
1977 Nautical Pub London 1st, 8vo, pp.153, 12 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #22167 $39.00
The last of Tilman’s sailing books. This includes three more of Tilman's voyages, one to Spitsbergen and two to Greenland in the 'Baroque' from 1974-1976.[read more]

At the Edge: A Life in Search of Challenge: Trafton, Stephen J.
Trafton, Stephen J. At the Edge: A Life in Search of Challenge
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.243, photo frontis, 116 color & 2 bw photos, 10 color maps, wraps; bump to bottom corner, else new #27355 $39.95
Steve Trafton has always lived life on the edge. Whether it is shattering the world land speed record at the age of sixty-four or facing the US government in court, Trafton is always up for new challenges and adventures. In his autobiography, Trafton takes you on some of his most harrowing expedi[read more]

Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56: Trendall, Alec
signedTrendall, Alec Putting South Georgia on the Map: Duncan Carse’s South Georgia Surveys of 1951-56
2011 Pvt Pub Australia Ltd ed 200, 4to, pp.216, frontis sketch, 107 color & 6 bw photos, 2 illus, 9 color maps, appendices, photo eps, pictorial cloth; signed, issued w/o dj, cloth bumped from shipping, else new #25890 $125.00
The sub-Antarctic island of South Georgia, about 170 kilometres long and up to 30 kilometres wide, lies at the southern end of the Atlantic Ocean, about 2000 kilometres east of Cape Horn. Its icy mountain spine rises nearly 3000 metres out of the ocean, like a misplaced section of the Alps. The is[read more]

Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbott Ice Shelf to Zooplankton: Trewby, Mary
Trewby, Mary Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbott Ice Shelf to Zooplankton
2002 Firefly Auckland 1st, 4to, pp.208, photo frontis, 198 color & 47 bw photos, 3 maps, photo eps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new. #23994 $35.00 $29.00
A nicely-illustrated reference to major Antarctic terms.[read more]

1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica: Turney, Chris
Turney, Chris 1912: The Year the World Discovered Antarctica
2012 US 1st, 8vo, pp.358, 3 bw photo, 4 bw illus, 4 maps, appendix, red/white cloth; dj & cloth new #26229 $26.95
“The South Pole Discovered,” trumpeted the front page of The Daily Chronicle on March 8, 1912, marking Roald Amundsen’s triumph over the tragic Robert Scott. Yet behind all the headlines there was a much bigger story. Antarctica was awash with expeditions. In 1912, five separate teams representin[read more]

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