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The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Northwest Passage: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship “Gjöa” 1903-1907 by… with a Supplement by First Lieutenant Hansen
1908 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xiii, 335, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 69 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, vII pp.ix, 397, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 70 bw illus, color fldg map in pocket, teg, gilt-lettered spines & covers, black cloth; cloth w/ light wear, 2 bookplates in ea vol, vI fldg map w/ 2.5” tear, tight, fine #26719 $695.00
Account of the voyage of Amundsen’s ship Gjöa which made the first complete passage through the Northwest Passage. Amundsen and his crew of six were frozen in for two winters off King William Island and spent the time undertaking sledge journeys to determine the location of the North Magnetic Pole. [read more]

The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12: Amundsen, Roald
Amundsen, Roald The Roald Amundsen Diaries: The South Pole Expedition 1910-12
2010 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.411, 46 color & 212 bw photos, 3 color & 7 bw illus, 6 maps, illus eps, wraps; new #25628 $44.95
Amundsen’s daily diaries, written from the moment the South Pole Expedition left Norway until the telegram of their success, and never intended for publication, are now available in English for the first time, almost a 100 years after they were written. Some of the contents will be known to readers[read more]

The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the
Amundsen, Roald The South Pole: An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912
1913 Lee Keedick NY 1st ed, thick 8vo, 2 vol, vI pp.xxxv, 392, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 81 bw illus, fldg plan, 2 maps (1 fldg); vII pp.x, 449, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 52 bw illus, 20 maps/charts (1 fldg), appendices, teg, gilt-letter spine & covers, blue cloth; cloth bright, faint sign of former labels on ffep both vols, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, tight, fine #26720 $1,950.00
Amundsen's classic account of the discovery of the South Pole in 1911. This was published in the UK three months before word of Capt. Scott’s death became known. A classic work in the annals of polar literature. This nice set includes the oft-missing folding plan of the Fram. Conrad p.156, Renard[read more]

First Crossing of the Polar Sea: Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth
Amundsen, Roald & Lincoln Ellsworth First Crossing of the Polar Sea
1927 Doran NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 324, photo frontis, 32 bw photos, fldg map, fore-edge uncut, embossed cover, blue cloth; cloth w/ light corner wear, tight, very good #25765 $125.00
In 1926 Amundsen and 15 others, including Ellsworth and Riiser-Larsen from his flight the previous year, took two days to make the first crossing of the Arctic Sea, via the North Pole, in the airship Norge. Norge was designed by Umberto Nobile who Amundsen would die searching for in 1928. With the[read more]

Expedition South: Anderson, W. Ellery
Anderson, W. Ellery Expedition South
1957 Evans London 1st, 8vo, pp.208, photo frontis, 31 bw photos, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, tight, vg #27626 $9.95
Anderson applied to join an expedition to the Falkland Islands Dependencies within the Antarctic as a means of satisfying a life-long personal ambition and of re-orientating himself after 14years as a regular Army officer - the last three of which had been spent as a leader of guerrilla forces opera[read more]

Arctic. Arctic Bibliography
1957, Vol 7 DoD Washington 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 1071, fldg map, blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ spine numbers, internal markings, vg+. #9030 $35.00
Contains entry numbers 38,411-43,464.[read more]

Arctic. Arctic Bibliography
1957, Vol 7 DoD Washington 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiii, 1071, fldg map, blue cloth; cloth w/ name, vg+. #9031 $39.00
Contains entry numbers 38,411-43,464.[read more]

Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition: Armitage, Lieut. Albert B.
Armitage, Lieut. Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic: Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition
1905 Arnold London 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 315, photo frontis, 27 bw photos, 54 illus, color fldg map, appendices, green cloth w/ spine lettered in gilt; cloth w/o the front cover lettering & illus of most copies, bottom front corner bumped, name dated 1935, tight, vg #25643 $995.00 $945.00
Armitage was second in command of Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). He presents a lighter side of the expedition than in Scott’s official account and covers his sledge journeys, during two seasons, to the western mountains and ascent of Victoria Land. Prior to this expedition[read more]

True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean: Arms, Myron
Arms, Myron True North: Journeys into the Great Northern Ocean
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.191, 41 bw photos, 5 maps, wraps; new #26925 $16.95
From the fiords of northern Labrador to the icefields of western Greenland, from the outports of Newfoundland to the tiny fishing villages of Iceland and the Faroe Isles, best-selling author and lifelong sailor Myron Arms chronicles the experience of two-and-a-half decades of voyaging into some of t[read more]

No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica: Arnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle
signedArnesen, Liv & Ann Bancroft w/ Cheryl Dahle No Horizon is so Far: Two Women and Their Extraordinary Journey Across Antarctica
2003 US 1st, 8vo, pp.253, photo frontis, 33 color & 2 bw photos, 2 maps, white/blue cloth; signed Arnesen & Bancroft on bookplate, dj new, cloth w/ edge mark, else new. #22982 $24.95
The story of the first women to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. During the Antarctic summer of 2000-01, Norwegian Arnesen and American Bancroft 94 days towing 250-pound sledges across 1717 miles of ice, all while enduring temperatures as low as -35ºF. See also, Ryan’s ‘Ann and Liv Cross Ant[read more]

Eight Men in a Crate: The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957: Arnold, Anthea
Arnold, Anthea Eight Men in a Crate: The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1957
2008 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.133, 37 color & 15 bw photos, 6 figs, 4 maps, wraps; new #24969 $35.00
The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1955-58), led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and Sir Edmund Hillary, was the first to make a successful crossing of the Antarctic continent. The plan was for Fuchs and Hillary to start on opposite sides of the continent. However, as a precursor to Fuchs departure [read more]

Photographer of the World: The Biography of Herbert Ponting: Arnold, H. J. P.
Arnold, H. J. P. Photographer of the World: The Biography of Herbert Ponting
1971 Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press Rutherford 1st, 8vo, pp.175, photo frontis, 77 bw photos, blue cloth; dj w/ browning to edges, vg, cloth fine #25710 $29.00
The first of Arnold’s two books on Ponting, this biographical memoir shows how Ponting, virtually self-taught in his art, free-lanced his way around the world observing, photographing, lecturing and, ultimately, seeing his business fail. Conrad p.170, Karrow 33, Meadows 430, Renard 55, Rosove 20.B1[read more]

Ice: A Victorian Romance – An Exhibition of Rare Books from the Collection of the Linda Hall Library: Ashworth, William B., Jr.
Ashworth, William B., Jr. Ice: A Victorian Romance – An Exhibition of Rare Books from the Collection of the Linda Hall Library
2008 US 1st, 8vo, pp.102, photo frontis, 17 color & 86 bw illus, 6 color & 7 bw maps, wraps; new #26547 $27.95
A wonderfully illustrated catalog of an exhibition at the Linda Hall Library in 2008. The exhibition featured 55 books from the History of Science Collection, illustrating the many British voyages that set out between 1818 and 1860 to discover a Northwest Passage through the Arctic. Also included [read more]

Alone in Antarctica: Aston, Felicity
Aston, Felicity Alone in Antarctica
2013 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.253, 15 color & 1 bw photos, wraps; new #26551 $19.95
Aston knows as much as anyone about traveling in the Antarctic having led an all-female expedition on a 900-km ski to the South Pole in 2009, the subject of her first book. In this, her second book, she describes her 59-day 2011-12 ski expedition in which she became the first woman to traverse the [read more]

“No Surrender!”: The Story of Captain Scott’s Journey to the South Pole: Avery, Harold
Avery, Harold “No Surrender!”: The Story of Captain Scott’s Journey to the South Pole
1947 Thomas Nelson London 5th prtg, 8vo, pp.vii, 258, photo frontis, 9 bw photos, tan/green cloth; cloth w/ some offsetting on ffep, vg #27631 $5.00
A popular account, with several printings, of Scott’s tragic British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913). Rosove 1013.[read more]

To the End of the Earth: Our Epic Journey to the North Pole and the Legend of Peary and Henson: Avery, Tom
Avery, Tom To the End of the Earth: Our Epic Journey to the North Pole and the Legend of Peary and Henson
2009 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 321, 34 color & 5 bw photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25262 $26.95
In 2005 Avery and his five teammates used dog teams to travel 413 miles to the North Pole, recreating the journey of Robert Peary. Their time of just under 37 days bested that of Peary thus reopening his disputed claim to having reached the Pole in 1909. Avery is one of 41 people to have reached b[read more]

Ayres, Philip Mawson: A Life
1999 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.xx, 321, 20 color & 44 bw photos, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new. #18749 $39.95
The first comprehensive biography of Douglas Mawson whose two Antarctic expeditions (1911-14, 1929-31) resulted in Australia claiming 40% of the continent. Ayres has relied upon a wealth of sources, both archived and living, to provide a full portrait of Mawson’s life. Includes extensive notes.[read more]

Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835: Back, Captain (George)
Back, Captain (George) Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835
1836 E. L. Cary & A. Hart Philadelphia 1st US, 8vo, pp.viii, 456, 4 pgs ads at front, fldg map frontis, appendices, uncut, original cloth-backed brown paper boards & paper title label on spine; boards worn, miss top of spine, foxing throughout, map w/ no tears, good+ #26927 $475.00
George Back, following his two overland Arctic expeditions with John Franklin, was sent to locate John Ross who had been missing for three years. Back went overland to Great Slave Lake where, in the spring of 1833, he received word that Ross had returned to the UK. He then continued, descending the [read more]

Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835: Back, Captain (George)
Back, Captain (George) Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835
1970 Tuttle Rutland reprint, thick 8vo, pp.xxvii, 663, frontis, 15 bw illus, fldg map, appendices, blue cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, else fine, cloth fine #26804 $49.00
George Back, following his two overland Arctic expeditions with John Franklin, was sent to locate John Ross who had been missing for three years. Back went overland to Great Slave Lake where, in the spring of 1833, he received word that Ross had returned to the UK. He then continued, descending the [read more]

Bainbridge, Beryl The Birthday Boys
1994 Carroll & Graf NY 4th, prtg, 8vo, pp.189, tan cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #9033 $19.00
A fictional account of Scott's journey to the South Pole as seen through the eyes of Scott, Wilson, Bowers, Oates, and Evans.[read more]

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