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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 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. Being 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
1913 Dodd, Mead NY 1st, 2 vol, vI pp.xxiv, 443, frontis, 6 photogravure, 10 color & 131 bw plates, 4 bw fldg pans, 2 facs, fldg map, appendix; vII pp.xiv, 376, frontis, 8 color, 3 bw double-page & 108 bw plates, 7 maps (5 fldg), appendix; gilt lettered spines, blue cloth; cloth spines darkened as usual, rubbed top/bottom spine, bookplate in ea vol, fldg panoramas & maps w/ orig folds, 2 maps w small margin tears, tight, very good #9306 $295.00 $250.00
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]

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]

Edward Wilson of the Antarctic: Naturalist and Friend, Together With a Memoir of Oriana Wilson: Seaver, George
Seaver, George Edward Wilson of the Antarctic: Naturalist and Friend, Together With a Memoir of Oriana Wilson
1959 Murray London 26th imp, 8vo, pp.xxxiv, 310, color frontis, 17 bw illus, 3 maps (1 fldg), pale blue cloth; dj w/ light stain mark to back, vg+, cloth map w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #14336 $29.00
Seaver had access to Edward Wilson’s letters and journals to create this prominent biography of Wilson, who was highly regarded as zoologist, doctor, and artist on his journeys as a member of Robert Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04) and British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13). T[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]

The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909: Shackleton, Ernest
Shackleton, Ernest The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909
1932 Heinemann London Popular ed, 8vo, pp.xv, 368, photo frontis, 46 bw photos, 4 diags, 2 color fldg maps, appendices; blue cloth; dj rubbed, chip on back, tape reinforced, vg-, cloth w/ name, near fine #26777 $69.00
Shackleton’s British Antarctic Expedition (1907-09) achieved many firsts - a new furthest south (88º 23’), first to the South Magnetic Pole, and the first ascent of Mount Erebus. One of three books produced by the expedition, the others being Antarctic Days and Aurora Australis. This is a reissue of[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]

South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917: Shackleton, Ernest Henry
Shackleton, Ernest Henry South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton’s Last Expedition 1914-1917
2019 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp., 51 color & 155 bw photos, 13 color & 5 bw illus, 2 plans, 4 maps, appendices, wraps; new #27669 $24.95
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]

The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]: Shirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata)
signedShirase, Norbu & the Japanese Antarctic Expedition Support Committee (trans by Lara Dagnell and Hilary Shibata) The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910–12: A Record of Antarctica [南極記 Nankyoku-ki]
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.414, 3 color & 71 bw photos, 4 color & 33 bw illus, 2 color maps, appendicies, red cloth; signed Shibata, issued w/o dj, cloth new #25896 $74.95
Now translated for the first time into English, this is often called the ‘official account’ of the Japanese Antarctic Expedition (JAE) 1910-12. The JAE, under the leadership of army lieutenant Nobu Shirase was the first exploration of Antarctic territory by Japan. After initial scepticism about th[read more]

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette: Sides, Hampton
Sides, Hampton In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 454, 26 bw photos, map, illus eps, white/grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26769 $28.95
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the world, a German named August Petermann, b[read more]

Captain Scott: Icy Deceits and Untold Realities: Sienicki, Krzysztof
Sienicki, Krzysztof Captain Scott: Icy Deceits and Untold Realities
2016 Germany 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xxxi, 778, 12 bw photos, 35 figs, 136 graphs, 42 tables, 10 maps, appendices, page-ribbon, map eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27256 $175.00
In this massive tome, comprised of three volumes, Sienicki uses scientific techniques to analyze Scott’s data. Historical descriptions attempting to find a reason for Captain Scott and his companions deaths were, despite eloquence of presentation, unable to find the actual cause of the disaster. Whi[read more]

Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions: Simmonds, P. L.
Simmonds, P. L. Sir John Franklin and the Arctic Regions
2005 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.313, frontis, 13 bw illus, wraps; new. #24184 $35.95
On 18 May 1845 Sir John Franklin set sail with a crew of 134 men on two ships, HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, in an attempt to find the Northwest Passage. The ships were last seen on 26 July by an Arctic whaler off the entrance to Lancaster Sound and from there they vanished, never to be seen again. A[read more]

Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths: Skarung, Per
Skarung, Per Inclement Weather and Lack of Fuel was the Cause of Their Deaths
2015 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.109, 11 color & 50 bw photos, 7 bw illus, color map, wraps; new #27559 $24.95
Robert Falcon Scott and Roald Amundsen were both experienced expedition leaders with almost identical challenges when they both left for Antarctica in 1910. They established their respective bases in the Bay of Whales and the McMurdo Sound preparing for the final journey to the South Pole in January[read more]

The Life and Adventures of William Lashly: Skinner, George & Valerie
signedSkinner, George & Valerie The Life and Adventures of William Lashly
2013 UK Ltd ed 200, small 8vo, pp.56, 25 bw photos, map, wraps; signed by both authors, new #26575 $11.95
Lashly was born in the Hampshire village of Hambledon on Christmas Day 1867. He left the village school when he was a little over 11 years old and at 21 joined the Royal Navy. By the age of 52 he had served as Stoker on six Naval warships, including HMS Irresistible where he survived when it was min[read more]

Great Endeavour: Ireland's Antarctic Explorers: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Great Endeavour: Ireland's Antarctic Explorers
2010 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 255, photo frontis, 44 color & 81 bw photos, 1 color & 7 bw illus, 14 color maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25609 $53.95
This is the first single volume to salute Ireland’s unique link with Antarctic discovery, spanning 200 years of daring exploits in the frozen wastes. It includes many previously unknown stories and photographs of early explorers and discloses why so many Irish heroes, caught up in Ireland’s fight f[read more]

I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael I Am Just Going Outside: Captain Oates - Antarctic Tragedy
2002 UK 2nd, 8vo, pp.301, 37 bw photos, 2 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23618 $39.95
On January 18th, 1912 ‘Titus’ Oates, together with Captain Scott, ‘Birdie’ Bowers, ‘Teddy’ Evans, and ‘Bill’ Wilson reached the South Pole, only to find that Roald Amundsen had beaten them in their quest. They then turned their backs on the Pole and began the arduous return journey to Cape Evans an[read more]

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