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Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers: Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier
Collier, Graham & Patricia Graham Collier Antarctic Odyssey: In the Footsteps of the South Polar Explorers
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.194, 55 color & 13 bw photos, sketch, 9 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj unclipped, fine, cloth tight, fine #17477 $35.00 $9.95
Collier visited the camps of Scott and Shackleton over the course of seven trips to the Antarctic. Here he tells in gorgeous photos and vivid prose of how he fell under its spell. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Conefrey, Mick & Tim Jordan Icemen: History of the Arctic and Its Explorers
1999 US 1st, 8vo, pp.189, 27 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new. #15921 $24.95 $14.95
Profiles legendary adventurers, such as Cook and Peary, and illuminates the historical achievements of other explorers who reached their goals. Includes Ross, Franklin, Parry, Andree, Amundsen, Ellsworth, Nobile, Watkins, and others. This book was produced in conjunction with the series shown on t[read more]

Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69: Connell, Graeme
signedConnell, Graeme Tide Cracks and Sastrugi: An Antarctic Summer in 1968-69
2011 Canada Ltd ed 500, 8vo, pp.290, 46 color & 80 bw photos, 1 color & 1 bw map, wraps; signed, new #26995 $37.95
What makes a person pack a bag and head off into the vast white, frozen, inhospitable desert of Antarctica? Is it adventure, tales of heroism and sacrifice, science or simply because it is there? In a mix of nerve-tingling drama, history, anecdote, and the physical and emotional unknown, Connell tal[read more]

Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960: Conrad, L. J.
Conrad, L. J. Bibliography of Antarctic Exploration: Expedition Accounts from 1768 to 1960
1999 Washougal Ltd ed 1000, 4to, pp.xv, 424, gilt lettered blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #16612 $99.95
An important bibliography of Antarctic literature! Includes Author Index, Expedition Leader Index, Entries cross-referenced to Antarctic Bibliography, Headland's Chronological List, Renard's Antarctica Auction Catalog, Spence's Antarctic Miscellany, and Scott Polar Research Institute's Collection Nu[read more]

Running North: A Yukon Adventure: Cook, Ann Mariah
Cook, Ann Mariah Running North: A Yukon Adventure
1998 Algonquin Chapel Hill 1st, 8vo, pp.312, map, black/white cloth; dj near fine, cloth fine #25729 $5.00
Cook, and her family, moved to Alaska to run the Yukon Quest, the toughest sled dog race in the world. This is the story of their move from New Hampshire to Alaska, the rigors along the way, the frostbite, wolves, and hallucinations of the race itself, and their 12 Siberian Huskies.[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary limited edition of 500, thick 8vo, pp.599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, map endpaper, grey cloth; dust jacket & cloth new #21894 $49.95 $29.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. Note: This is the hardcover edition of which only 500 were produced! This is the third of Cook’s books to be speciall[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909
2001 US 90th Anniversary ed, thick 8vo, pp.xxviii, 599, photo frontis, 47 bw photos, figures, 5 maps, appendices, wraps; new #24176 $19.95 $13.95
This 90th Anniversary Edition of Cook’s classic account of his North Pole expedition includes an expanded photo section and new assessments by geographers, scholars, and explorers. This is the third of Cook’s books to be specially reprinted. To see all of our Sale Items,
My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy
1911 Polar Pub NY 1st, 4to, pp.xx, 604, frontis, 49 bw photos, brown cloth; xlib, cloth miss ¾” section top spine w/ tape added, front cover & spine separated, internal lib markings, good+ #18993 $119.00 $99.00
Narrative of Cook's sledge journey from Etah, across Ellesmere Island to Axel Heiberg, and on to the Pole. AB 3389.[read more]

My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy: Cook, Frederick A.
signedCook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole: Being the Record of the Expedition that First Reached the Boreal Center, 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy
1913 Kennerley NY & London 3rd prtg, 60th Thousand, 8vo, pp.xx, 618, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, map, appendices, blue cloth; inscribed & dated 1914, cloth w/ light edge wear, tight, vg #9086 $195.00
Narrative of Cook's sledge journey from Etah, across Ellesmere Island to Axel Heiberg, and on to the Pole. This edition contains three additional appendices by Cook, Balch, and High. AB 3389.[read more]

Return from the Pole: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. Return from the Pole
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 325, 22 bw photos, wraps; new #25469 $19.95 $13.95
A quality reprint of Cook’s original work published in 1951. In addition to the full original text, this also includes a new afterword. In an attempt to clear his name this was Cook's final work on his attainment of the North Pole. This softcover edition is limited to only 700 copies. To see a[read more]

Return from the Pole: Cook, Frederick A.
Cook, Frederick A. Return from the Pole
2009 US 1st thus, 8vo, pp.x, 325, 22 bw photos, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25468 $29.95 $23.95
A quality reprint of Cook’s original work published in 1951. In addition to the full original text, this also includes a new afterword. In an attempt to clear his name this was Cook's final work on his attainment of the North Pole. This hardcover edition is limited to only 300 copies. To see a[read more]

Hunt for the Southern Continent: Cook, James
Cook, James Hunt for the Southern Continent
2007 Penguin Books London reprint, 16mo, pp.116, map eps, wraps; new #26877 $9.95
On the second of his three great voyages, James Cook (1728-1779) took on the most frightening of all his challenges - to travel as far south as possible, to regions never before explored, in the hope of finding a new great continent which could be settled by the British. He found the continent - but[read more]

Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
signedCook, Sheldon S. R. Frederick Albert Cook: Discoverer of The North Pole - The First Testimony of The Polar Eskimos April 1909 – August 1909, Confirmed His Discovery of The North Pole On April 21, 1908
April 2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.102, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, stapled wraps; signed on cover, fine #27179 $19.95
A collection of three papers related to Cook’s claim to have discovered the North Pole and the testimony of the polar Eskimos who were with Cook. Uncommon.[read more]

Sextant, Speeds and Drift: The Polar Journey of Frederick Albert Cook - The Discovery of The North Pole, April 21, 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
signedCook, Sheldon S. R. Sextant, Speeds and Drift: The Polar Journey of Frederick Albert Cook - The Discovery of The North Pole, April 21, 1908
c2009 Atlanta 4to, pp.81, 2 bw photos, 2 maps, appendices, stapled wraps; signed, fine #27180 $19.95
An extensive paper written to refute Robert Bryce’s book ‘Cook & Peary: The Polar Controversy, Resolved’. Uncommon.[read more]

The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908: Cook, Sheldon S. R.
Cook, Sheldon S. R. The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908
2008 Atlanta 4to, pp.60, 2 maps, stapled wraps; damp stained, good #27181 $14.95
Full title - The Testimony of The Polar Inuit Concerning The Arctic Sledge Journey of Frederick Albert Cook in 1908-1909 Corroborated and Confirmed His Immensely Long March North Pole With His Inuit Companions, Ahwelah and Etukishook, in 1908 and His Attainment of The North Pole On April 21, 1908 [read more]

Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin’s Lost Polar Expedition: Cookman, Scott
Cookman, Scott Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin’s Lost Polar Expedition
2000 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xii, 244, 22 bw illus, 2 maps, appendices, white cloth; dj new, cloth w/ minor edge spots, else new #18844 $24.95 $16.95
Cookman draws upon original research to offer a new and frightening explanation of what doomed Franklin and his crew in 1848. He also claims the Royal Navy suspected the real cause and covered it up! To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas: Corner, George W.
Corner, George W. Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas
1972 Temple U Press Philadelphia 1st, 8vo, pp.xiii, 306, photo frontis, 37 bw illus, 6 maps, grey cloth; dj lightly faded on spine, else fine, cloth fine #13715 $9.00
Biography of Elisha Kent Kane with emphasis on his two Franklin search expeditions.[read more]

Race to the Pole: Cracknell, James & Ben Fogle
Cracknell, James & Ben Fogle Race to the Pole
2009 UK 3rd, 8vo, pp.346, 25 color photos, map, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #25575 $37.95
Cracknell and Fogle were members of one team, out of six, which participated in the 2009 Amundsen Omega 3 South Pole Race. This was the first ‘race to the pole’ since Amundsen and Scott in 1911. Their British team came in second, to the Norwegians once again, after skiing and sledging 480 miles fr[read more]

That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi: Crawford, Janet, ed.
Crawford, Janet, ed. That First Antarctic Winter: The Story of the Southern Cross Expedition of 1898-1900 as told in the Diaries of Louis Charles Bernacchi
1998 NZ 1st, 8vo, pp.270, 24 color & 31 bw photos, drawings, 2 maps in pocket, appendices, gilt-dec blue cloth; dj w/ 2 small corner tears to cover, unclipped, very good, cloth w/ name to ffep, maps w/ orig folds & no tears, fine #12826 $75.00
The Southern Cross Expedition, led by Carsten Borchgrevink, was the first to winter over on the Antarctic continent. Crawford, Bernacchi’s grand-daughter, here presents a wonderful book composed of extracts from Bernacchi’s unpublished diaries. With extensive notes, appendices, and previously unpubl[read more]

Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary: Curtis, Con
Curtis, Con Working at the End of the World: An Antarctic Diary
2017 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.309, 17 bw photos, 4 maps, pictorial cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #27420 $29.95
This honest, terrifying as well as humorous account of travelling and working in the magnificence of Antarctica will allow the reader to visualize and feel the harshness and beauty of the great white continent. The main body of the book is the diary account of a two-person deep field research tri[read more]

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