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Bull, Colin & Pat Wright Silas: The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright
1993 Ohio State University Press Columbus 1st, trade ed, 8vo, pp.xxx, 418, photo frontis, 237 drawings by Pat Wright, 12 maps, brown cloth; dj & cloth new. #17520 $65.00 $59.00
Wright was the physicist and glaciologist on Scott's last expedition. This nicely done book shows via his journals, memoirs, and letters, his view of events on the expedition.[read more]

Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician: Bullock, Mike
Bullock, Mike Priestley's Progress: The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician
2017 US 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 197, 9 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #27298 $39.95
This first ever biography of Antarctic explorer Sir Raymond Priestley (1886–1974) covers his full (at times life-threatening) involvement with Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1907–1909 Nimrod Expedition and Robert Scott’s 1910–1913 Terra Nova Expedition. Priestley’s service with the British 46th Division du[read more]

Wyatt Earp: The Little Ship with Many Names: Burgess, Trish
New Burgess, Trish Wyatt Earp: The Little Ship with Many Names
2020 Australia 1st, 8vo, pp.116, 8 color & 30 bw photos, 2 color & 1 bw illus, plan, 2 color maps, wraps; new #27696 $24.95
The year 2019 marked the 100th anniversary since the launch of a solid, wooden ship built in 1918-19 in Molde, Norway. At the time she was named M/S Fanefjord (Motorskip/Motorship). She was not built as a fishing vessel, as many have claimed, but as a useful coastal trading ship--an all-rounder! Ini[read more]

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts: Burrows, Tess
Burrows, Tess Cold Hands, Warm Hearts
2010 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.247, 13 bw photos, map, wraps; new #27586 $19.95
A grandmother of two, 60-year-old Burrows came to climbing and polar travel late in life. She has been on expeditions to Chimborazo, Kilimanjaro, and the North and South Pole. Here, she recounts her race to the South Pole to promote world peace. She not only learns to push the limits of the human bo[read more]

Antarctic Night: One Man's Story of 28,224 Hours at the Bottom of the World: Bursey, Jack
Bursey, Jack Antarctic Night: One Man's Story of 28,224 Hours at the Bottom of the World
1957 McNally NY 1st, 8vo, pp.256, 36 bw photos, map, grey cloth; dj chipped top spine, vg, cloth w/ name, vg+ #12449 $9.00
Bursey's autobiography covers his experiences as a member of Byrd's Antarctic Expedition (1928-30), the U. S. Antarctic Service Expedition (1939-41), and Operation Deepfreeze (1955-57). Spence 220.[read more]

Southern Horizons: The History of the British Antarctic Territory: Burton, Robert
Burton, Robert Southern Horizons: The History of the British Antarctic Territory
2008 UK 1st, oblong 8vo, pp.64, map frontis, 31 color & 79 bw photos, 9 color & 19 bw illus, 2 plans, graph, 4 maps, wraps; new #26677 $29.95
An informative booklet covering the history of the British Antarctic beginning with Francis Drake. Includes sections on Cook, Smith, Bellingshausen, Foster, d’Urville, Wilkes, Ross, the sealers, Weddell, Gerlache, Nordenskjold, Bruce, Charcot, Filchner, Shackleton, the whalers, Bagshawe, Lester, th[read more]

The Quest for Frank Wild: Including his Original Memoirs: Butler, Angie
signedButler, Angie The Quest for Frank Wild: Including his Original Memoirs
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.214, photo frontis, 42 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25808 $49.95
Frank Wild, one of the greatest British Edwardian Polar explorers of all time, participated in five Antarctic expeditions, serving with Scott, Shackleton, and Mawson, on five different ships. This tells the gripping story of Butler’s determination to unravel the truth of Wild’s final years. He sup[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard
signedByrd, Richard Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #909/1000, 8vo, pp.xvi, 436, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, vellum spine, blue paper-covered boards; signed R. E. Byrd & G. P. Putnam's Sons, vellum darkened, top 1½” spine missing affecting title, dampstain on spine and rear, rubbed, pencil name on ffep, vg #9063 $275.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This limited edition is printed on rag paper and is signed by both Byrd and Putnam's. Spence 227.[read more]

Skyward: Byrd, Richard
Byrd, Richard Skyward
1928 Putnam's NY 6th imp, 8vo, pp.xv, 359, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 46 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, hinges cracked, few leaves loose, good #14448 $2.00
Byrd's autobiography prior to his South Pole expeditions, including his flight to the North Pole. AB 44226, Spence 224.[read more]

Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 2nd imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; signed, dj rubbed, spine ends chipped, unclipped, vg, cloth vg #9056 $49.00
Account of five months alone south of Little America in 1934 during Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, excellent reading. Byrd had a very close call, almost dying, during these months of isolation. See Spence 232.[read more]

Alone: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Alone
1938 Putnam's NY 4th imp, 8vo, pp.ix, 296, blue cloth; dj chipped, taped tears, good, cloth very good #11854 $9.00
Account of five months alone south of Little America in 1934 during Byrd's second Antarctic expedition, excellent reading. Byrd had a very close call, almost dying, during these months of isolation. See Spence 232.[read more]

Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition: Byrd, Richard E.
New Byrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis, 94 bw photos, map, map eps, uncut, blue cloth; dj chipped top/bottom spine & edges, unclipped, good+, cloth tight, vg #9060 $19.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe[read more]

Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition: Byrd, Richard E.
signedByrd, Richard E. Discovery: The Story of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition
1935 Putnam's NY Author's Autograph Edition, ltd ed #165/500, 8vo, pp.xxi, 405, photo frontis w/ tissue guard, 94 bw photos, map, uncut, blue buckram & cream paper boards; signed, issued w/o dj, boards w/ slight fading to spine, pages upopened, fine #10864 $495.00
Account of Byrd's second Antarctic expedition from 1933-1935. It was during this expedition that Byrd spent five winter months alone isolated at Advance Base, nearly succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The details of this experience were described in Byrd’s book ‘Alone’, whereas the entire expe[read more]

Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole: Byrd, Richard E.
Byrd, Richard E. Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic: The Flight to the South Pole
1930 Putnam's NY & London 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 422, frontis, 69 bw photos, 4 maps (2 fldg), appendix, uncut, photo eps, blue cloth; dj w/ edge chips, unclipped, vg, cloth bright, tight, maps w/ original folds, no tears, fine, w/ Byrd Prize Letter Contest flyer #9064 $39.00
Account of Byrd's first Antarctic expedition from 1928-1930, including the first flight over the South Pole. This is the first edition, first issue with the ‘E.’ missing from Eleanore E. Bolling Byrd's name on the dedication page. Spence 227.[read more]

A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron: Byron, Commodore (John)
Byron, Commodore (John) A Voyage Round the World, in His Majesty’s Ship The Dolphin, Commanded by the Honourable Commodore Byron
1767 J. & F. Newbery London 1st, 8vo, pp.186, engraved frontis, 2 engraved plates, gilt-lettered spine w/ 6 panels w/ raised bands, modern ¼ morocco & marbled boards; boards bright, new eps, small repair to corner of frontis & final leaf, contemporary name on title page ‘1774 Mary Scott’, pages age browned, light foxing, some offsetting onto plates, tight, very good #26722 $1,750.00
Byron was instructed to use the frigate Dolphin to cross the North American continent via a supposed passage discovered by Sir Francis Drake. Instead, during the two year voyage (1764-66) he sailed via South America’s Strait of Magellan, through the South Pacific (discovering numerous islands along [read more]

The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell: Campbell, Victor
Campbell, Victor The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
2001 UK 2nd, 4to, pp.192, frontis, 48 bw photos, 23 bw drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #22297 $59.00
Campbell, a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition, was the leader of the Northern Party charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave.[read more]

The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell: Campbell, Victor
Campbell, Victor The Wicked Mate: The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
1988 UK 1st, 4to, pp.192, frontis, 48 bw photos, 23 bw drawings, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #25816 $69.00
Campbell, a member of Scott's 1910-13 expedition, was the leader of the Northern Party charged with exploring the coast of King Edward VII Land. Relief ships failed to pick them up forcing a winter in a snow cave.[read more]

Snow, Sleds and Silence: The Story of the Nordkapp Expedition: Cant, Rona
Cant, Rona Snow, Sleds and Silence: The Story of the Nordkapp Expedition
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 184, photo frontis, 29 color & 34 bw photos, map, appendices, wraps; new #25975 $29.95
The story of the 2004 Nordkapp Expedition, a 500-km dog-sled expedition on the northernmost tip of Norway. Cant’s story encapsulates the magic, tedium, and sheer endurance of working in unfamiliar terrain. It tells of the harshness of the climate, the beauty of being far from the civilised world a[read more]

By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 209, photo frontis, 31 bw illus, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #17702 $25.00
An original examination of the first two attempts to reach the North Pole by airship chronicling the attempts by Andree in 1897 and Wellman from 1907 to 1909. Thoroughly researched with notes and bibliography.[read more]

Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer: Capelotti, P. J.
Capelotti, P. J. Shipwreck at Cape Flora: The Expeditions of Benjamin Leigh Smith, England's Forgotten Arctic Explorer
2013 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 269, 18 bw photos, 20 bw illus, 2 sketches, 11 maps, appendices, wraps; new #26569 $41.95
Benjamin Leigh Smith discovered and named dozens of islands in the Arctic but published no account of his pioneering explorations. He refused public accolades and sent stand-ins to deliver the results of his work to scientific societies. Yet, the Royal Geographic Society's Sir Clements R. Markham re[read more]

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