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Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland: Bobe, Louis
Bobe, Louis Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland
1952 Rosenkilde & Bagger Copenhagen 1st, 4to, pp.207, frontis, 2 color photos, 44 bw illus, color fldg map, wraps; light edge wear, unopened, map w/ orig folds & no tears, vg #27452 $29.00
Bobe presents the first biography of Hans Egede (1686-1758), a Dano-Norwegian Lutheran missionary, from the standpoint of Egede’s influence on Greenland. Egede founded Greenland’s capital and this is based on his diaries, reports, public records, and Bobe’s journeys in Greenland.[read more]

First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, C. E.
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
1901 Newnes London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, teg, gilt decorated & lettered spine, front cover w/ gilt & silver image, dark blue cloth; cloth top spine pulled, spine slightly darkened, light rubbing, light wear to corners, some foxing to title page, maps w/ original folds, vg+ #22500 $1,875.00 $1,195.00
Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross I[read more]

First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, C. E.
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
1901 Newnes London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices, uncut, teg, gilt decorated & lettered spine, front cover w/ gilt & silver image, dark blue cloth; cloth w/ light edge wear (principally to spine), corners lightly rubbed, maps w/ original folds, 1 map split along fold line & edge tear, tight, vg+ #26126 $1,875.00
Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross I[read more]

First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, C. E.
Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent: Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900
1901 Newnes London 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 333, 32 pgs ads, photo frontis, 196 bw illus, 3 color fldg maps, appendices; rebound in dark blue cloth, portion of orig spine & cover present, new eps, maps w/ orig folds, 1 map w/ 1” split, very good #27453 $495.00 $420.75
Borchgrevink’s British Antarctic Expedition in the ‘Southern Cross’ was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and was the first to winter over on the continent, at Cape Adare, the first to use dogs on the continent, established a new ‘furthest south’, and made the first sledge journey on the Ross I[read more]

Das Festland am Südpol: Die Expedition zum Südpolarland in den Jahren 1898-1900: Borchgrevink, Carsten
Borchgrevink, Carsten Das Festland am Südpol: Die Expedition zum Südpolarland in den Jahren 1898-1900
1905 Schottlaender Breslau 1st German, tall 8vo, pp.609, 301 bw photos, 6 color & 15 bw illus, chart, 2 color & 3 bw maps, appendices, pictorial red cloth; cloth spine split along back, hinges cracked, pages browned, good #26700 $165.00
This is the first German edition of Borchgrevink’s ‘First on the Antarctic Continent’, published five years after the UK edition but with many more photos and six color illustrations. Borchgrevink's British Antarctic Expedition in the 'Southern Cross' was composed almost entirely of Norwegians and [read more]

A Tenderfoot With Peary: Borup, George
Borup, George A Tenderfoot With Peary
1911 Stokes NY reprint, 8vo, pp.xv, 317, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 8 bw photos, illus blue cloth; cloth w/ name, vg #9043 $25.00
Borup was the youngest member of Peary's 1908-09 expedition. Includes his participation in the first part of the polar march and a sledge journey along the North Greenland coast with MacMillan. AB 2022.[read more]

A Tenderfoot With Peary: Borup, George
Borup, George A Tenderfoot With Peary
1911 Stokes NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.xvi, 317, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 41 bw photos, illus blue cloth; xlib, cloth w/ usual lib marks to spine & eps, hinges cracked, miss fldg map, vg #26219 $5.00
Borup was the youngest member of Peary's 1908-09 expedition. Includes his participation in the first part of the polar march and a sledge journey along the North Greenland coast with MacMillan. AB 2022.[read more]

White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic: Bown, Stephen R.
Bown, Stephen R. White Eskimo: Knud Rasmussen’s Fearless Journey Into the Heart of the Arctic
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xxv, 341, illus frontis, 28 bw photos, illus, 5 maps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27093 $27.99
The first full-scale biography of the visionary explorer and ethnographer who opened up the culture, the language, and the life of the Arctic. Knud Rasmussen stands among those famous for revealing hitherto impenetrable worlds - T. E. Lawrence and Wilfred Thesiger in the Middle East, and Richard Bur[read more]

The Crevasse: A Critical Response to David Day’s Flaws In The Ice: Bradford, Karyn Maguire
signedBradford, Karyn Maguire The Crevasse: A Critical Response to David Day’s Flaws In The Ice
2015 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.96, 8 bw photos, appendices, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27026 $39.95
When Bradford read David Day’s contentious and provocative book ‘Flaws in the Ice’ (2013) she was somewhat incensed at the conclusions Day had reached about one of the Heroic Age’s foremost explorers, the Australian, Douglas Mawson. The negative picture Day presented was so much at odds with what sh[read more]

The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist: Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed)
Bradford, William (Michael Lapides, ed) The Arctic Regions: Illustrated with Photographs Taken on an Art Expedition to Greenland, with a Descriptive Narrative by the Artist
2013 US Trade ed of 1000 copies, oblong 8vo, pp.xxv, 170, photo frontis, 145 bw photos, map, marbled eps, silver dec dark/light blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26748 $49.95
William Bradford (1823-1892) was an American romanticist painter, photographer and explorer, born and brought up in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. He began his professional art career painting ship portraits. In 1861, he obtained financial backing for a journey to sketch and photograph the coast of Labra[read more]

The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage: Brandt, Anthony
Brandt, Anthony The Man Who Ate His Boots: The Tragic History of the Search for the Northwest Passage
2010 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 441, 5 bw illus, 8 maps, black/orange cloth; dj & cloth new #25488 $28.95
The enthralling and often harrowing history of the adventurers who searched for the NW Passage, the holy grail of 19th-century British exploration. After the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, the British took it upon themselves to complete something they had been trying to do since the 16th centu[read more]

Brent, Peter Captain Scott and the Antarctic Tragedy
1974 Saturday Review Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, many color illus & bw photos, photo eps, red cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #9044 $23.00
A well illustrated account of Scott's two voyages. See Spence 175.[read more]

Brent, Peter Captain Scott and the Antarctic Tragedy
1974 Saturday Review Press NY 1st, 8vo, pp.223, color frontis, many color illus & bw photos, photo eps, red cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ inscription, fine #9045 $19.00
A well illustrated account of Scott's two voyages. See Spence 175.[read more]

Laboratory at the Bottom of the World: Briggs, Peter
Briggs, Peter Laboratory at the Bottom of the World
1970 McKay NY 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 180, 24 bw photos, map, light blue cloth; dj vg, cloth vg+ #25727 $7.00
An popular account of the international scientific work conducted on the Antarctic continent.[read more]

Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893: Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen
Brögger, W. C. & Nordahl Rolfsen Fridtiof Nansen 1861 – 1893
1896 Longmans, Green London 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 402, 24 pgs ads, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 7 bw plates, 46 text illus, 3 color fldg maps, silver-dec blue cloth; cloth miss top edge of spine, bottom spine chipped, spine edge cracking, corners worn, partially unopened, miss 2 (of 3) maps, tight, vg #26127 $85.00
A less common biography of Nansen with chapters describing his early life, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition (1888-89), the Fram Expedition (1893-1896), Greenland, Eva Nansen, New Siberia, and early Arctic exploration.[read more]

Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic: Bruce, Capt. W. M.
Bruce, Capt. W. M. Reminiscences of the Terra Nova in the Antarctic
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 75, 4to, pp.21, 1 bw photo, wraps; new #26115 $19.95
Wilfred Bruce served as a Lieutenant R.N.R. on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13) on both of the southern voyages. Bruce was Scott’s brother-in-law as his sister Kathleen was married to Scott. In this uncommon account he describes his early a[read more]

‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke ‘Scotia’ and William Speirs Bruce’s Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
2015 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 100, 4to, pp.8, 2 bw photos, sketch, wraps; fine #26946 $9.95
An excerpt from Bryan’s book ‘Ordeal by Ice’ produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium v.2 held in Scotland in 2015.[read more]

Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic: Bryan, Rorke
Bryan, Rorke Ordeal by Ice: Ships of the Antarctic
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.vii, 536, color frontis, 82 color & 102 bw photos, 8 color & 5 bw illus, 85 plans, 21 color maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25839 $69.95
Antarctica is surrounded by some of the world’s most hazardous seas and was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, ships have been of vital importance in Antarctic exploration. Expeditions were challenged by poorly-charted waters, violent storms, pack ice and icebergs, and diseas[read more]

Chasing the Cold: Frederick Paulsen’s Quest for all Eight Poles: Buffet, Charlie & Thierry Meyer
Buffet, Charlie & Thierry Meyer Chasing the Cold: Frederick Paulsen’s Quest for all Eight Poles
2015 Italy 1st, royal 8vo, pp.319, photo frontis, 132 color & 28 bw photos, 11 color & 2 bw illus, 1 color & 17 bw maps, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26879 $49.95
Frederick Paulsen’s first great adventure involved taking the reins, at age 30, of the Ferring pharmaceutical firm founded by his father. After he had transformed the company into a multinational corporation, Paulsen began to recall his childhood dream of discovering unknown lands, sparked by the Vi[read more]

Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21: Bulkeley, Rip
Bulkeley, Rip Bellingshausen and the Russian Antarctic Expedition, 1819-21
2014 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 276, 7 figs, 8 maps, 6 tables, appendices, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26739 $95.00
Bulkeley examines the little studied story of Fabian Bellingshausen, and includes the fullest biography of the celebrated Russian explorer ever published. By translating the official reports and other eye-witness documents from the first scientific expedition to the Antarctic of the nineteenth centu[read more]

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