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The North Pole and Bradley Land: Balch, Edwin Swift
Balch, Edwin Swift The North Pole and Bradley Land
1913 Campion Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.91, (3), map, red cloth; xlib based on small indication of former label on spine & former label mark on fep, cloth tight, near fine #27257 $185.00
In 1908 Dr. Frederick Cook claimed to have discovered Bradley Land, just a few degrees further north than Robert Peary’s claimed Crocker Land. (Peary named his sighting after the San Francisco banker George Crocker, who was one of his financial backers, and Cook named his sighting after John Bradley[read more]

Come North With Me: An Autobiography: Balchen, Bernt
Balchen, Bernt Come North With Me: An Autobiography
1958 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.318, photo frontis, 38 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; xlib, dj w/ # on spine, vg, cloth w/ lib stamps, tape marks, vg #16740 $2.00
Balchen had a wide ranging flying career serving with Amundsen in the Arctic and with Byrd in the Arctic, across the Atlantic, and the Antarctic. AB 56699.[read more]

L’Avventura Antartica: Immagini e Storia (Antarctic Adventure: Images and Stories): Balzola, Andrea, et al.
Balzola, Andrea, et al. L’Avventura Antartica: Immagini e Storia (Antarctic Adventure: Images and Stories)
1990 Italy 1st, 8vo, pp.225, 17 color & 150 bw photos, 3 color illus, 2 maps, appendix, wraps; some shelfwear, tight, else new #11331 $39.95 $29.95
A wonderful collection of historic Antarctic photographs from the expeditions of Amundsen, Borchgrevink, Byrd, Charcot, Fuchs, Mawson, Scott, Shackleton, and Shirase. In Italian, no English translation. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage: Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds.
Barnett, James K. & David L. Nicandri, eds. Arctic Ambitions: Captain Cook and the Northwest Passage
2015 US 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.xvii, 430, color frontis, 41 color & 5 bw photos, 51 color & 54 bw illus, 22 color & 22 bw maps, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26899 $54.95
Captain James Cook is justly famous for his explorations of the southern Pacific Ocean, but his contributions to the exploration of the north Pacific and the Arctic are, arguably, equally significant. On his third and final great voyage, Cook surveyed the northwest coast of North American in the hop[read more]

Norway & Russia: The Polar Connection: Barr, Susan & Geir Kløver
Barr, Susan & Geir Kløver Norway & Russia: The Polar Connection
2016 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.117, 45 color & 200 bw photos, 1 color & 3 bw illus, graph, 24 color & 7 bw maps, wraps; new #27548 $24.95
This publication was created to accompany an exhibition at the Fram Museum which was hosted by The Russian Geographical Society. It features many unique historical photos and maps, and is testimony of the close cooperation between Russia and Norway in the polar regions. It also tells lesser known st[read more]

Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915: Barr, William
Barr, William Tragedies and Triumph in the North: Russian Exploration of the Arctic 1910-1915
2019 Norway 1st, square 8vo, pp.180, 25 color & 185 bw photos, 12 maps (4 color), wraps; new #27597 $29.95
Russian attempts to reach the North Pole of navigate the Northeast Passage were just as daring and dramatic as the expeditions that took place at the same time, on the other side of the North Pole. Many ships and many men did not return to tell their tales. The fate of some expeditions is unknown ev[read more]

A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions (1818): Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific: Barrow, John
Barrow, John A Chronological History of Voyages into the Arctic Regions (1818): Undertaken Chiefly for the Purpose of Discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific
1971 Barnes & Noble NY 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 379, 48, 3 illus, fldg map, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #26114 $24.95
Sir John Barrow (1764-1848) was a fellow of the Royal Society and served as Second Secretary of the Admiralty for forty years. In his position at the Admiralty, he was a great promoter of Arctic voyages of discovery, including those of John Ross, William Edward Parry, James Clark Ross, and John Fra[read more]

Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the several Naval Officers employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attem: Barrow, Sir John
Barrow, Sir John Voyages of Discovery and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the Year 1818 to the Present Time: Under the Command of the several Naval Officers employed by Sea and Land in Search of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with Two Attem
[c1846] Harper & Bros NY 8vo, pp.359, illus, gilt-dec brown ribbed cloth; cloth chipped/worn top/bottom & edges of spine, front/back covers w/ cloth chipped from boards, library bookplate to fep, name, w/o the two maps called for in 1st printing, good #26689 $59.00
with Two Attempts to Reach the North Pole Barrow provides a detailed account of the principal British expeditions into the North American Arctic (and Svalbard), including John Ross (1818), David Buchan (1818), William Edward Parry (1819-20, 1821-23, 1824-25, 1827), Douglas Clavering and Edward Sa[read more]

Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole: Bart, Sheldon
Bart, Sheldon Race to the Top of the World: Richard Byrd and the First Flight to the North Pole
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xiv, 560, 15 bw photos, grey cloth; dj & cloth new #26562 $29.95
It was the dawn of a new age of adventure. Biplanes and dirigibles coasted through the air. Vast swaths of the Earth remained still untouched and unseen by man. And one group of relentless explorers competed in the race of a lifetime: to be the first to fly over the North Pole. What inspired their d[read more]

James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition: Battersby, William
Battersby, William James Fitzjames: The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition
2010 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.224, 33 bw photos, 2 tables, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25858 $34.95
James Fitzjames was a hero of the early nineteenth-century Royal Navy. A charismatic man with a wicked sense of humour, he pursued his naval career with wily determination. When he joined the Franklin Expedition at the age of 32 he thought he would make his name. But instead the expedition comple[read more]

After the Lost Franklin Expedition: Lady Franklin and John Rae: Baxter, Peter
Baxter, Peter After the Lost Franklin Expedition: Lady Franklin and John Rae
2019 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 270, 24 bw photos, 6 illus, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #27728 $49.95
The fate of the lost Franklin Expedition of 1847 is an enigma that has tantalized generations of historians, archaeologists and adventurers. The expedition was lost without a trace and all 129 men died in what is arguably the worst disaster in Britain’s history of polar exploration. In the afterm[read more]

Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin: Beardsley, Martyn
Beardsley, Martyn Deadly Winter: The Life of Sir John Franklin
2002 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 272, 20 bw photos, map, appendices, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25829 $24.95
The first full biography written in twenty years about the British adventurer who disappeared with his men in the Arctic in 1845. Beardsley examines Franklin’s incident-filled and sometime contentious career from his early days, when he fought at the battle of Trafalgar, to his last expedition to s[read more]

Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1988 Prairie Saskatoon rep, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 41 color & 24 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine. #20756 $20.00
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin's men on Beechey Island.[read more]

Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition: Beattie, Owen & John Geiger
Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1987 Dutton NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 41 color & 24 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth w/ edge mark, else fine #14609 $25.00 $5.00
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin's men on Beechey Island. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition: Beattie, Owen & John Geiger
Beattie, Owen & John Geiger Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition
1987 Bloomsbury London 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 180, 40 color & 25 bw photos/illus, 2 maps, appendices, red cloth; dj lightly rubbed, unclipped, vg+, cloth w/ name 2x, else fine #27450 $9.00 $7.65
Fascinating account of the exhumation of three of Franklin’s men on Beechey Island. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

In A Crystal Land: Canadian Explorers in Antarctica: Beeby, Dean
Beeby, Dean In A Crystal Land: Canadian Explorers in Antarctica
1994 Univ Toronto Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.262, 16 bw photos, map, map eps, grey cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #14382 $29.95 $9.95
Chronicles the work of Canadians who participated in early Antarctic exploration from 1899 to the 1980’s. These stories are based on journals, logbooks, letters, and interviews. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Innocents on the Ice: A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration, 1957: Behrendt, John C.
Behrendt, John C. Innocents on the Ice: A Memoir of Antarctic Exploration, 1957
1998 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xviii, 428, 50 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj w/ mark to spine, else fine, cloth fine #14855 $35.00
Behrendt has made 12 trips to the Antarctic and here provides his account of the life of a scientist while a member of a U.S. Navy-supported scientific expedition to establish Ellsworth Station on the Filchner Ice Shelf (1956-58). An amazing story of science, adventure, conflicts and more.[read more]

Saga of the “Discovery”: Bernacchi, Louis C.
Bernacchi, Louis C. Saga of the “Discovery”
1938 Blackie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 240, 54 bw photos, 5 sketches, 3 maps (2 fldg), map ep, dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine; cloth spine bright, lightly rubbed, name on front pastedown, maps w/ no tears, tight, vg+ #26125 $75.00
Bernacchi, a physicist, served on Borchgrevink's “Southern Cross” expedition (1898-1900) and then on Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the “Discovery”. This is the history of the “Discovery” which was built in 1900 for Scott’s expedition. Following this expedition, the “R[read more]

Saga of the “Discovery”: Bernacchi, Louis C.
Bernacchi, Louis C. Saga of the “Discovery”
1938 Blackie London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 240, 54 bw photos, 5 sketches, 3 maps (2 fldg), map ep, dark blue cloth, gilt lettered spine; dj spine rubbed, unclipped, very good-, cloth w/ toning to eps, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, very good+ #25644 $149.00
Bernacchi, a physicist, served on Borchgrevink's “Southern Cross” expedition (1898-1900) and then on Scott’s British National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04), in the “Discovery”. This is the history of the “Discovery” which was built in 1900 for Scott’s expedition. Following this expedition, the “RRS[read more]

The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909: Berton, Pierre
Berton, Pierre The Arctic Grail: The Quest for the North West Passage and the North Pole, 1818-1909
1988 Viking NY 1st, thick 8vo, pp.xii, 672, 13 bw illus, 44 maps, illus eps, white cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9039 $19.00
Berton’s tome is a thorough work on the quest for the Northwest Passage and the North Pole from 1818-1909. His coverage extends from the exploits of William Edward Parry to Robert Peary and brings these explorers to life as they explored a huge expanse of unknown territory.[read more]

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