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Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948: Bertrand, Kenneth J.
Bertrand, Kenneth J. Americans in Antarctica 1775-1948
1971 American Geographical Society NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 554, 36 bw photos, 26 maps, light green-gray cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth tight, fine #25725 $45.00
A thorough history of American Antarctic exploration starting with the early sealers in the late 1700s, the Wilkes Expedition, Byrd, Ellsworth, Operation Highjump, Ronne, Operation Windmill, and more. Uncommon. Conrad p.1, Karrow 79, Meadows 226, Renard 125, Rosove 38.A1, not in Spence.[read more]

Shackleton’s Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic: Bickel, Lennard
Bickel, Lennard Shackleton’s Forgotten Men: The Untold Tragedy of the Endurance Epic
2000 Thunder’s Mouth NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xi, 272, photo frontis, 19 bw photos, map, map eps, black cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #18843 $21.00 $9.95
The other half of the Shackleton story! What would have happened if Shackleton had successfully reached the Antarctic coast during the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition (1914-17)? His goal was to meet up with the Ross Sea Party from the ‘Aurora’. This group reached shore on the other side of the c[read more]

Forbush and the Penguins: Billing, Graham
Billing, Graham Forbush and the Penguins
1965 Holt, Rinehart & Winston NY 1st, 8vo, pp.191, olive/white dec cloth; dj rubbed, vg, cloth w/ name & name sticker, vg #25711 $4.00
Novel. The tale of a young New Zealand biologist who volunteers to live alone in an Antarctic hut for five months in order to record the habits of a dying colony of penguins.[read more]

Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912: Bjaaland, Olav
Bjaaland, Olav Sydpolsekspedisjonen 1910-1912
2011 Norway 1st, 8vo, pp.229, 21 color & 180 bw photos, 2 color maps, plan, illus eps, wraps; new #27541 $24.95
Bjaaland (1873-1961) was one of 20 members of Roald Amundsen’s South Pole Expedition (1910-12) which was the first to reach the South Pole. He was a member of the land party, a ski champion, a skilled carpenter, and was one of five to reach the pole itself. This is one of 15 diaries (8 volumes) w[read more]

Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson’s Wonderful Drift on the Ice-Floe, A History of the Polaris Expedition, the Cruise of the Tigress, and Rescue of the Polaris Expedition, to which is added a General Arctic Chronology: Blake, E. Vale
Blake, E. Vale Arctic Experiences: Containing Capt. George E. Tyson’s Wonderful Drift on the Ice-Floe, A History of the Polaris Expedition, the Cruise of the Tigress, and Rescue of the Polaris Expedition, to which is added a General Arctic Chronology
1874 Harper NY 1st, 8vo, pp.486, 6 pgs ads, frontis, 76 illus, map, appendix, gilt-lettered & dec pebbled green cloth; cloth somewhat darkened, top spine pulled, hinges weakening, very good #26929 $95.00
Charles Francis Hall’s North Polar Expedition (1871-73) intended to be the first to reach the North Pole. It was troubled throughout by insubordination, incompetence, and poor leadership. Hall himself died of suspected arsenic poisoning following a sledge journey. The expedition did manage to reach [read more]

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]

When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic: Borkan, Brad & David Hirzel
Borkan, Brad & David Hirzel When Your Life Depends on It: Extreme Decision Making Lessons from the Antarctic
2017 US 1st, 8vo, 13 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #27730 $14.99
Epic stories from the heroic age when Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, and Mawson battled the most isolated environment on earth. By placing you in their life and death situations, the authors encourage you to assess how you might have responded. Would you obey a command from your dying officer to[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]

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