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Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer: Smith, Michael
signedSmith, Michael Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer
2014 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 443, 50 bw photos, 9 maps, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #26819 $39.95
Ernest Shackleton is one of history’s great explorers, a tenacious and charismatic personality who became a dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. He was a restless adventurer from an Irish background with a[read more]

Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Sir James Wordie: Polar Crusader - Exploring the Arctic and Antarctic
2004 UK 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xix, 371, 48 bw photos, 11 maps, appendix, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #23574 $49.95
Sir James Mann Wordie, (1889-1962), was the elder statesman of polar exploration the link between the heroic Edwardian Age of Shackleton and Scott and the mechanised modern era which opened up Antarctica and the Arctic. The remarkable life of one of Scotland's greatest heroes remains surprisingly [read more]

Tom Crean: An Illustrated Life – Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Tom Crean: An Illustrated Life – Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Expeditions
2006 Ireland 1st, 4to, pp.x, 193, photo frontis, 30 color & 169 bw photos, 3 drawings, 9 color & 1 bw maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24566 $47.95
Smith has produced yet another wonderful book – this, a pictorial biography, celebrates the life of Tom Crean, a great Irish hero of Antarctic exploration. His adventures on the ice are captured in photographs taken under the most difficult conditions. These are now assembled for the first time wi[read more]

Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions: Smith, Michael
Smith, Michael Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions
2001 US 2nd prtg, 8vo, pp.302, photo frontis, 29 bw photos, 5 maps, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ slight stain top edge, tight, fine #21231 $24.95 $17.95
This is the first book to focus on the life of Tom Crean and his work during the Heroic Age of Antarctic exploration. He was a member of both of Robert Scott’s expeditions and made his third trip on Ernest Shackleton’s fateful ‘Endurance’ expedition. He spent more time on the ice than either Scott[read more]

Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land: Solberg, Winton U.
Solberg, Winton U. Arctic Mirage: The 1913-1920 Expedition in Search of Crocker Land
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 255, 20 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27641 $34.95
In 1913, an expedition was sent to the Arctic, funded by the American Museum of Natural History, the American Geographical Society, and the University of Illinois. Its purpose was twofold: to discover whether an archipelago called Crocker Land - reportedly spotted by an earlier explorer in 1906 - ac[read more]

Antarctica: The Impossible Crossing?: Somers, Geoff
Somers, Geoff Antarctica: The Impossible Crossing?
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxvi, 276, photo frontis, 77 color & 1 bw photos, 41 illus, 1 color & 3 bw maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27515 $34.95
In 1989-90 the International Trans-Antarctic Expedition (ITAE) consisting of six men, from six countries, 36 huskies, and 20 tons of food and gear crossed the continent (3,741 miles) via its greatest axis in 220 days. This was the longest and first on-foot crossing of the continent which focused att[read more]

The Saga of Fridtjof Nansen: Sörensen, Jon
Sörensen, Jon The Saga of Fridtjof Nansen
1932 American-Scandinavian Foundation NY 1st, 8vo, pp.372, photo frontis, 21 bw photos, blue cloth; xlib, cloth spine faded w/ #, top spine pulled, bookplate on fep, stamps, pocket on rep, tight, good+ #12662 $9.00
A thorough biography of Nansen, 1861-1930, with a list of books and articles by him.[read more]

Antarctic Miscellany: Books, Periodicals & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of the Antarctic: Spence, Sydney A.
Spence, Sydney A. Antarctic Miscellany: Books, Periodicals & Maps Relating to the Discovery and Exploration of the Antarctic
1980 Simper Surrey 2nd, ltd ed 1000, 8vo, pp.xi, 220, 9 illustrations, green cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #9315 $59.00
A valuable reference for Antarctic material listing over 3000 items. This is one of the most commonly referenced bibliographies.[read more]

Spufford, Frances I May Be Some Time
1997 US 8vo 2nd, prtg, pp.372, 12 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new. #22215 $26.95 $19.95
About the Poles as they have been perceived, dreamed, and desired. Explores myth as myth, showing how Scott’s death was the culmination of a long-running national enchantment with vast empty spaces, the beauty of untrodden snow, and perilous journeys to the ends of the earth. Winner of the 1997 Ba[read more]

The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica: Stackpole, Edouard A.
Stackpole, Edouard A. The Voyage of the Huron and The Huntress: The American Sealers and the Discovery of the Continent of Antarctica
Nov 1955 Marine Historical Assoc Mystic, CT 1st, 8vo, pp.86, 5 plates, 9 sketches/maps, loose fldg map, gray wraps; light wear, very good #26708 $29.00 $7.65
‘A discussion of some of the lesser known sealing voyages of the early 1820s.’ – Rosove. With the often-missing separate folding map titled ‘Shetlands du Sud et Coté de l’Antarctide Sud-Américaine. 2me Expédition Antarctique Française (1908-1910)’ depicting the South Shetlands and the tip of Palmer [read more]

Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes: Stam, David H.
Stam, David H. Adventures in Polar Reading: The Book Cultures of High Latitudes
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 253, color frontis, 13 figs, 10 vignettes, map eps, appendices, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27707 $49.00
Based in part on his own naval experience, including duty in Antarctica, and informed by extensive archival and secondary research, Stam’s book examines the printed needs of several polar expeditions, including those of Adolphus Greely in the International Polar Year 1881-83 in northernmost Canada. [read more]

Hunters of the Great North: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur Hunters of the Great North
1922 Harcourt, Brace NY 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 301, photo frontis, 25 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, white-lettered blue cloth; cloth spine darkened, some cover lettering flaking as usual, bookplate, maps w/ orig folds, no tears, vg #26220 $25.00
Stefansson describes his first expedition to the Arctic as a member of the Leffingwell-Mikkelsen expedition to northern Alaska (1906-07), and lessons learned while living among the Eskimo.[read more]

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur My Life with the Eskimo
1951 Macmillan NY 4th, thick 8vo, pp.xvii, 538, 109 bw photos, 2 fldg maps, map eps, blue cloth; dj worn, chipped top/bottom spine, good, cloth tight, vg. #11028 $45.00
Narrative of the Stefansson-Anderson Arctic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, 1908-12, describing routes, travel methods, daily living, hunting, Eskimo life, animals, etc. Less common with the dust jacket. AB 16832, Mattila A1.[read more]

The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions: Stefansson, Vilhjalmur
Stefansson, Vilhjalmur The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions
1922 Macmillan NY 2nd prtg, thick 8vo, pp.xxxi, 784, photo frontis, 102 bw photos, 9 maps (6 fldg, 2 in pocket, 1 color), appendices, blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ # on spine, pulled top/bottom spine, corners rubbed, pocket remnant back, maps w/ orig folds, good+ #27651 $19.00
Stefansson (1879-1962) provides an account of his third expedition, the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-18). In an epic similar to the ‘Endurance’ their ship ‘Karluk’ was trapped in the Arctic ice in June 1913. After five months of drifting, the ship succumbed to the pressure of the ice leaving her[read more]

Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition: Stein, Glenn M.
signedStein, Glenn M. Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-Year Arctic Odyssey of H.M.S. Investigator and the McClure Expedition
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 376, 23 bw photos, 39 bw illus, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; signed, new #26989 $39.95
From 1850 to 1854, the ambitious Commander Robert McClure captained the HMS Investigator on a voyage in search of the missing Franklin Expedition, which sailed from England into the Arctic in 1845 to map the last uncharted section of the North-West Passage. The Investigator and her consort the Enter[read more]

Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58: Stephenson, Jon
Stephenson, Jon Crevasse Roulette: The First Trans-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58
2009 Australia 1st, 4to, pp.192, color frontis, 60 color & 12 bw photos, 7 figs, 32 maps, pictorial cloth; dj & cloth new #25648 $49.95
Stephenson was a geologist on the Trans-Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1957-58 which, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. He tells the story of the expedition, from its conception to its aftermath, and captures the spirit,[read more]

An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert An Antarctic Evening on board the ship Discovery in Dundee
2015 NH Ltd ed, 4to, pp.38, 1 color & 12 bw photos, 4 color & 3 bw illus, sketch, wraps; new #26949 $29.95
Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015. This includes a listing of those in attendance, the evenings’ programs, food and drink consumed, much about the Discovery, biographies of the ships’ men, particulars on the National Antarctic Expedition, the ship’s c[read more]

Scotland and the Antarctic: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert Scotland and the Antarctic
2015 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.13, wraps; new #26950 $19.95
Primarily a listing of 182 Antarctic explorers and travelers born in Scotland, with brief summaries of their expedition and position. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015.[read more]

Some ‘Heroic Age’ Verses: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert Some ‘Heroic Age’ Verses
2017 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.16, 3 bw photos, sketch, wraps; new #27312 $17.95
Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.3 held in Norway in 2017. This is a collection of poems taken from The Blizzard, Aurora Australis, The Adelie Mail & Cape Adare Times, The South Pole, South With Mawson, and more.[read more]

Some Irish Antarcticans: Stephenson, Robert
Stephenson, Robert Some Irish Antarcticans
2019 NH Ltd ed 100, 4to, [pp.3], wraps; new #27629 $15.95
This is a work-in-progress listing of 55 Irish-born Antarctic explorers and travelers, from 1772 to 2008, indicating their expeditions, position, and place of birth. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.4 held in Ireland in 2019.[read more]

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