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Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero: Foley, Tim
New Foley, Tim Crean: The Extraordinary Life of an Irish Hero
2018 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xix, 229, 1 color & 7 bw photos, 4 color & 26 bw illus, appendix, wraps; some bumps from shipping, else new #27480 $24.95
Since 2010, Foley has been the driving force of a campaign to honour a man with a remarkable story. Tom Crean, the subject of this book, was born and raised a few miles away from the author’s father, on the breathtaking Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. Foley’s narrative is based on year[read more]

The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…: Ford, C Reginald
Ford, C Reginald The Striking Lecture “Farthest South” The Stirring Story of the Voyage of the “Discovery” Told in Graphic, Chatty, Entertaining and Instructive Manner by…
c1904 London 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red and black; facsimile, new #26121 $15.95
Ford served as ships’ steward on the British National Antarctic Expedtion (1901-04). Born in London in 1880, he joined the Royal Navy at 15 and volunteered for this expedition. He also served as Scott's secretary and accountant. In 1902, he broke a leg skiing but in 1903 participated in a sledging t[read more]

Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel: Ford, C. Reginald
Ford, C. Reginald Antarctica: Leaves from a Diary Kept on Board an Exploring Vessel
2015 UK Ltd ed 400, facs reprint, 16mo, pp.31, 12 bw photos, 1 illus, staple bound, black dec & lettered bluish-green gray linen-textured wraps; ribbon-tied w/in black gift box, new, together with pamphlet, 8vo, pp.12, 6 bw photos; facs brochure, 4to, pp.4, 4 bw photos, map, printed in red & black; & 2 postcards; new #27029 $69.95
This is probably the rarest of all first-hand accounts of Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition (1901-04). Ford was a steward on the expedition and is notable mainly for being the first man to break his leg skiing in the Antarctic. Published privately in 1908 in New Zealand, this is a facsimile of h[read more]

Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22: Franklin, Capt. John
New Franklin, Capt. John Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1819-20-21-22
1823 John Murray London 1st ed, 1st issue, thick 4to, pp.xvi, 768, 8 pgs ads, 30 plates (11 colored, some w/ tissue guards), 4 fldg maps, errata slip, appendices, uncut, brown cloth spine & paper boards; cloth w/ corners worn, bookplate & name, pages clean, maps w/ no tears, tight, very good+ #26725 $1,900.00
First Edition, First Issue Franklin's account of his second expedition, the Coppermine Expedition of 1819-22, which was his first in command. Their goal was the exploration of northern Canada, accessed via the Coppermine River; as part of the Royal Navy’s overall attempt to discover and map the N[read more]

As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband: Selected Letters of Lady Franklin Concerning the Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition, 1848-1860: Franklin, Lady Jane & Erika Behrisch Elce, ed.
Franklin, Lady Jane & Erika Behrisch Elce, ed. As Affecting the Fate of My Absent Husband: Selected Letters of Lady Franklin Concerning the Search for the Lost Franklin Expedition, 1848-1860
2009 Canada 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 222, frontis, 6 bw photos, 5 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26740 $49.95
The tragic fate of the lost Franklin expedition (1845-48) is a well-known part of exploration history, but there has always been a gap in the story - a personal account that begs to be told. Collected here are the poignant letters of Sir John Franklin's wife, Jane, which provide a vital new perspect[read more]

Franklin, Sir John Journey to the Polar Sea
1998 Könemann Köln rep, small 8vo, pp.487, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #22520 $27.95
Franklin's second expedition, his first in command, mapped 550 miles of Arctic coastline east of the Coppermine River. Traveling overland, with Back and Richardson, they were poorly equipped and trained and continually faced starvation. See AB 5194, Sabin 25624.[read more]

The Arctic Diary of Russell Williams Porter: Friis, Herman R., ed.
Friis, Herman R., ed. The Arctic Diary of Russell Williams Porter
1976 Univ Press of Virginia Charlottesville 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 172, color frontis, 4 color & 75 bw illus, 4 maps, blue cloth; dj w/ small pull top spine, light rubbing, near fine, cloth fine #25771 $39.00
Porter served as astronomer, scientist, surveyor and cartographer, and artist over the course of 18 years in the Arctic regions to Greenland, Franz Josef Land, northern British Columbia, and Labrador. He was with 10 Arctic expeditions from 1894 – 1912, journeying with Frederick Cook and Robert Pear[read more]

Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Little, Brown Boston, Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth w/ bookplate, else fine #9132 $27.00
Account of first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 568, Spence 490.[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj w/ small mark to spine, unclipped, else fine, cloth fine #9131 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490.[read more]

The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958: Fuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary
signedFuchs, Sir Vivian & Sir Edmund Hillary The Crossing of Antarctica: The Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-1958
1958 Cassell London 1st, 8vo, pp.338, color frontis, 30 color & 63 bw photos, 9 maps, appendices, map eps, blue cloth; signed Hillary, dj top spine pulled, very good, cloth fine #26660 $125.00
Account of the first crossing of Antarctica, 2158 miles by motorized vehicle. Conrad p.394, Karrow 246, Meadows 393, Renard 567, Spence 490. This book is from the Fritz Lang Polar Collection. To see all current offerings from this Collection,
The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole: Galvin, Anthony
Galvin, Anthony The Great Polar Fraud: Cook, Peary, and Byrd - How Three American Heroes Duped the World into Thinking They Had Reached the North Pole
2014 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 351, 23 bw photos, black cloth; dj & cloth new #26858 $24.95
In 1910 Roald Amundsen planned to reach the North Pole but received word that two Americans - Frederick Cook and Robert Peary - each claimed to have reached the pole ahead of him. Devastated, Amundsen secretly sailed south, becoming the first man to reach the South Pole, an accomplishment he conside[read more]

Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles: Gjeldnes, Rune
signedGjeldnes, Rune Beyond The Poles: First and Only Unsupported Crossing of Both Poles
2006 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.160, 136 color photos, 3 color maps, photo eps, black cloth; signed, dj fine, cloth fine #24584 $89.00
Norwegian Gjeldnes has made long-distance ski expeditions his forte. In 1996 he, along with fellow Norwegian Torre Larsen, completed an unsupported ski crossing of the Arctic Ocean, 109 days, 2,100 kilometers, thus becoming the first to cross the Arctic Ocean without resupply. In 2005-06, Gjeldnes c[read more]

Gran, Tryggve The Norwegian with Scott: Tryggve Gran's Antarctic Diary 1910-1913
1984 HMSO London 1st, ed in English, 8vo, pp.258, 24 bw photos, map frontis, map eps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #9150 $35.00
This translation of Gran's diary, by his daughter, includes additional excerpts from other members of the expedition, edited by Geoffrey Hattersley-Smith.[read more]

The White Darkness: Grann, David
New Grann, David The White Darkness
2018 US 1st, small 8vo, pp.147, 36 color & 18 bw photos, map, photo eps, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27446 $19.95
Grann tells the remarkable story of Henry Worsley - devoted husband, father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the fi[read more]

Dick Byrd - Air Explorer: An Intimate Story of a Great Air Explorer, Whose Spectacular Flights to the North and South Poles, Across the Atlantic Ocean and Other Adventures have Thrilled Red-Blooded Men and Boys the World Over: Green, Fitzhugh
signedGreen, Fitzhugh Dick Byrd - Air Explorer: An Intimate Story of a Great Air Explorer, Whose Spectacular Flights to the North and South Poles, Across the Atlantic Ocean and Other Adventures have Thrilled Red-Blooded Men and Boys the World Over
1928 Putnam’s NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 267, 4 pgs ads, photo frontis, 30 bw photos, photo eps, red cloth; inscribed ‘Best of good wishes to Felix Riesenberg, R E Byrd Boston Mass Sept. 29, 1928’, cloth w/ light wear/rubbing, tight, 2nd inscription to Riesenberg from Thomas L Sullivan, very good #25773 $95.00
Green was a member of Donald MacMillan’s Crocker Land Expedition (1913-16). He wrote a number of books among which were three biographies of polar explorers (Bob Bartlett, Dick Byrd, and Robert Peary). This book, written for young adults, is inscribed by Richard Byrd to Felix Riesenberg who was the [read more]

Forty Years for Labrador: Grenfell, Wilfred
New signedGrenfell, Wilfred Forty Years for Labrador
1932 Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY 1st, 8vo, pp.viii, 372, photo frontis, 26 bw photos, blue cloth; signed, cloth w/ tribute sheet pasted to front pastedown, tight, vg #27462 $25.00 $21.25
Grenfell (1865-1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. This is his second autobiography which revises and adds additional years to his first, ‘A Labrador Doctor’ (1919). One of a number of books by Grenfell on his life in Labrador. To see all of our Sale Items,
Adrift on an Ice-Pan: Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason
New signedGrenfell, Wilfred Thomason Adrift on an Ice-Pan
1931 Houghton Mifflin Boston & NY 28th imp, small 8vo, pp.xxv, 69, photo frontis, 7 bw photos, appendix, grey cloth; signed, cloth vg #27457 $25.00 $21.25
Grenfell (1865-1940) was a medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador. In April 1908, he was summoned to treat a seriously ill boy who needed immediate attention to save not only his leg but his life. Grenfell set out from St. Anthony, Newfoundland, with his komatik and his eight best dogs. [read more]

Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica: Griffiths, Tom
Griffiths, Tom Slicing the Silence: Voyaging to Antarctica
2007 US US, 1st, 8vo, pp.399, blue cloth; dj & cloth new #24753 $29.95
Australian Griffiths has spent time on the ice and reflects on the history of human experiences in Antarctica, taking the reader on a journey of discovery, exploration, and adventure, interweaving his own diary entries with rich and engaging essays on Antarctic history, science and culture. A most [read more]

Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition: Guttridge, Leonard F.
Guttridge, Leonard F. Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition
2000 Putnam's NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 354, photo frontis, 37 bw photos, map, map eps, grey cloth; dj w/ light edge wear, fine, cloth near fine #18964 $27.95 $19.00
Greely's Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (1881-84) was based at Fort Conger, Lady Franklin Bay, Ellesmere Island. They explored the north coast of Greenland from Cape Bryant to Cape Washington, the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land, and extended the mapping of Hayes Sound. When relief ships fa[read more]

Born Adventurer: The Life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic Pioneer: Haddelsey, Stephen
Haddelsey, Stephen Born Adventurer: The Life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic Pioneer
2005 UK 1st, 8vo, pp.xv, 255, 17 bw photos, 3 maps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #24182 $39.95
The story of Frank Bickerton (1889-1954), the British engineer on Sir Douglas Mawson's Australasian Antarctic Expedition of 1911-14. The expedition gave birth to what Fiennes has called 'one of the greatest accounts of polar survival in history' and surveyed for the first time the 2,000-mile stretc[read more]

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