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The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition: Daly, Regina W.
signedDaly, Regina W. The Shackleton Letters: Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
2009 UK signed & numbered ed ltd to 450 copies, 8vo, pp.viii, 360, 1 color illus, 53 bw photos, folding color map in back, appendices, blue cloth; signed, dj & cloth new #25314 $79.00
Here, gathered together for the first time, are 165 letters and telegrams exploring the inner workings of an heroic man with far-reaching dreams. Shackleton’s emotions are revealed through personal correspondence with Scott, Wilson, Markham and others during the planning of the British Antarctic Ex[read more]

With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913: Davies, Francis
Davies, Francis With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
2020 UK Trade ed, 4to, pp.152, photo frontis, 117 bw photos, 4 bw illus, sketch, bw map, photo eps, page-ribbon, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27704 $59.95
Francis Davies (1885-1952) served as a Carpenter and Shipwright on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13). While most accounts are by the ship’s officers, Davies was an ordinary seaman thus making his account of this expedition a rare viewpoint fro[read more]

With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913: Davies, Francis
signedDavies, Francis With Scott Before the Mast: British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913
2020 UK Ltd numbered ed of 160 copies, 4to, pp.152, photo frontis, 117 bw photos, 4 bw illus, sketch, bw map, photo eps, page-ribbon, black slipcase & silver dec black leather; signed Nick Reardon & Joy Watts, box, slipcase, issued w/o dj, leather new #27703 $395.00
Francis Davies (1885-1952) served as a Carpenter and Shipwright on the Terra Nova as a member of Robert Falcon Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910–13). While most accounts are by the ship’s officers, Davies was an ordinary seaman thus making his account of this expedition a rare viewpoint fro[read more]

From South Devon to The South Pol: Davies, Paul
Davies, Paul From South Devon to The South Pol
2011 UK 1st, 8vo, pp,xiv, 70, photo frontis, 27 color & 63 bw photos, 2 sketches, wraps; new #25691 $19.95
Davies shows the close connection between Plymouth and South Devon to the Heroic Age explorations of Robert Scott’s two expeditions and Ernest Shackleton’s three expeditions. Men from this part of the UK journeyed south on all five of these historic expeditions.[read more]

Catalog of the David Davis Polar Library: Davis, David
Davis, David Catalog of the David Davis Polar Library
1969 Stanford Research Inst Menlo Park 1st, 8vo, pp.87, photo frontis, 4 bw illus, 29 figs, 4 maps, wraps; vg #27365 $39.00
David Davis (1896-1964) was a Lt. Commander in the Navy and a lifelong student of Antarctic exploration. Following Davis’ death his Polar Library was donated to the Standford Research Institute and the creation of this catalog was commissioned by Dr. Thomas Poulter. Poulter was second in command of [read more]

With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914: Davis, John King
Davis, John King With the “Aurora” in the Antarctic 1911-1914
2007 UK 1st thus, 8vo, pp.xxxiii, 183, photo frontis, 83 bw photos, 68 sketches, 8 bw maps (1 fldg), dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth corners bumped from shipping, else new #24970 $75.00
Davis had an illustrious career in the Antarctic, serving on seven voyages from 1907 to 1930; particularly as Chief Officer “Nimrod” British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909, Master “Aurora” Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-1914, and Commander “Ross Sea” Relief Expedition, 1916. This is Davis’ [read more]

A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins: Davis, Lloyd Spencer
Davis, Lloyd Spencer A Polar Affair: Antarctica’s Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of Penguins
2019 US 1st, 8vo, pp.ix, 358, 45 color & 16 bw photos, blue/white cloth; dj & cloth new #27596 $29.95
George Murray Levick was a physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned in the Antarctic, both on Cape Ader and in a snow cave on Inexpressible Island, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Vi[read more]

'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition: Davis, Pamela B.
Davis, Pamela B. 'These Rough Notes’: Scott's Last Expedition
Nov 1996 Cambridge Review UK extract, 4to, pp.11, 3 bw illus; photocopied extract in plastic binding, new #25912 $6.95
Their last hope was gone. Inside the tent, Scott composed his final thoughts, 'These rough notes', he wrote, 'and our dead bodies must tell the tale...'. Without his 'rough notes', which are anything but, the story of this heroic struggle for life would be lost. 'These Rough Notes' is a theatrica[read more]

Antarctica: A Biography: Day, David
Day, David Antarctica: A Biography
2013 US 1st, thick 8vo, pp.ix, 614, 29 bw photos, map, map eps, dark blue/blue cloth; dj & cloth new #26452 $34.95
In this absorbing work, Day describes in detail two centuries of exploration, scientific investigations, and contentious geopolitics. Drawing from archives around the world, he provides a sweeping history of this vast unconquered land and the dynamic figures that have been drawn to it,[read more]

A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854: De Bray, Emile Frédéric
De Bray, Emile Frédéric A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray’s Arctic Journal 1852-1854
1992 Univ Toronto Press Toronto 1st, 8vo, pp.xxii, 339, photo frontis, 8 bw photos, 12 sketches, 9 maps, appendices, green cloth; dj very fine, cloth very fine #25768 $29.00
In April 1852, De Bray sailed on board ‘Resolute’ bound for the icy waters north of Canada as part of Sir Edward Belcher’s Arctic Squadron searching for Sir John Franklin, missing since 1845. As the only Frenchman in the expedition he notices and comments on details his fellow officers would have c[read more]

Mysteries of the North Pole: De La Croix, Robert
De La Croix, Robert Mysteries of the North Pole
1954 Muller London 1st, 8vo, pp.216, map frontis, 12 bw photos, 3 maps, blue cloth; cloth rubbed, vg- #25712 $5.00
Accounts of the expeditions of Franklin’s Erebus and Terror, Andrée, the Saint Anne, and Nobile’s Italia.[read more]

In the Antarctic: Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition: Debenham, Frank
Debenham, Frank In the Antarctic: Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition
1998 Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, 8vo, pp.146, many illus, illus eps, blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #14474 $49.00
A delightful work dealing with the lighter side of Scott’s last Antarctic expedition based on Debenham’s three years as the expedition geologist. His collection of stories was the last book written by an expedition member. See Conrad p.174, Karrow 176, Meadows 330, Renard 431, Rosove 90.A1, Spen[read more]

Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic: Decleir, Hugo ed.
Decleir, Hugo ed. Roald Amundsen’s Belgica Diary: The First Scientific Expedition to the Antarctic
1999 UK 1st, ltd ed 1500, 8vo, pp.v, 208, photo frontis, 5 bw photos, 30 drawings, 6 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj fine, cloth fine #15877 $75.00 $59.00
Amundsen served as first mate on Adrian de Gerlache’s Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-99) in the ship “Belgica”. Although previous scientific work was conducted in Antarctic waters this was the first voyage of scientific vessel to the Antarctic continent. Frederick Cook was the expedition surge[read more]

Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage: Delgado, James P.
Delgado, James P. Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage
1999 US 1st, 4to, pp.xii, 228, 80 color & 100 bw photos, 6 maps, blue cloth; dj & cloth new. #16983 $35.00 $28.00
A lavishly illustrated, comprehensive history of the long search for the fabled sea route through the Arctic. This work uses explorers’ published accounts, letters, and journals to follow the many, ill-fated expeditions which searched for the Northwest Passage. Includes the ill-fated Franklin expe[read more]

South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910–1913: Dell'Amore, Christine
Dell'Amore, Christine South Pole: The British Antarctic Expedition 1910–1913
2011 US 1st trade ed, 8vo, pp.136, 101 bw photos (12 gatefolds), 2 maps, blue-lettered white cloth; dj & cloth new #25972 $45.00
This magnificent book was published to celebrate the centenary of Scott’s last expedition and features a collection of Herbert Ponting’s stunning black-and-white photography alongside entries from Scott's harrowing diary. This includes forewards by Prince Albert of Monaco and Her Royal Highness The[read more]

Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica: Dewart, Gilbert
Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj w/ tear top right front/back corner, sticker residue, vg, cloth fine #25769 $5.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

Dewart, Gilbert Antarctic Comrades: An American with the Russians in Antarctica
1989 OSU Columbus 1st, 8vo, pp.194, 12 bw photos, map, black cloth; dj & cloth new #9093 $20.00
Dewart, a geophysicist, spent time in 1960 living and working with the a Soviet research team at both Mirnyy and Vostock.[read more]

Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913: Dickason, Harry
Dickason, Harry Penguins and Primus: An Account of the Northern Expedition June 1910 – February 1913
2012 Australia 1st thus, 8vo, pp.191, photo frontis, 8 color & 32 bw photos, 4 pencil sketches, 2 maps, uncut, dec eps, dec tri-fold cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #26857 $75.00
Londoner Harry Dickason (1885 – 1943) was a petty officer in the Royal Navy when he joined Robert Scott’s British Antarctic Expedition (1910-13) as an Able Seaman. During the course of the expedition he served with the Northern Party, a group led by Lieutenant Victor Campbell with five others (Petty[read more]

To the Ends of the Earth: The Truth Behind the Glory of Polar Exploration: Dippel, John V. H.
Dippel, John V. H. To the Ends of the Earth: The Truth Behind the Glory of Polar Exploration
2018 US 1st, 8vo, pp.343, 15 bw photos, white cloth; dj & cloth new #27366 $27.95
From the late-17th to the early 20th century, intrepid explorers from America and Europe risked (and sometimes lost) their lives exploring the forbidding, uncharted landscapes of the Arctic and Antarctic. What drove these men to undertake these seemingly impossible journeys? In this deeply researche[read more]

Dodge, Ernest S. Northwest by Sea
1961 Oxford NY 1st, 8vo, pp.xiv, 348, 3 maps, map eps, dec yellow cloth; cloth fine. #22250 $9.00
A nicely done history of the search for the Northwest Passage from Cabot in 1497 to the submarine Nautilus in 1958.[read more]

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