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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]

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]

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]

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]

The Voyages of the ‘Morning’: Doorly, Gerald S.
Doorly, Gerald S. The Voyages of the ‘Morning’
1995 Bluntisham/Erskine Norfolk 1st thus, facs ed, 8vo, pp.xx, 224, frontis, 21 bw photos, map, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth new #14477 $79.00
The ‘Morning’, under the command of William Colbeck, made two voyages to relieve Scott’s ship ‘Discovery’. Doorly served as Third Officer. A fine facsimile reprint of the scarce Antarctic classic first published in 1916. Now out of print.[read more]

Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap: Douglas, M.
Douglas, M. Across Greenland’s Ice-Fields: The Adventures of Nansen and Peary on the Great Ice-Cap
1899 Thomas Nelson London 2nd, 8vo, pp.vi, 218, 2, photo frontis, 11 bw illus, dec blue cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth w/ school prize bookplate to fep, tight, vg+ #25770 $69.00
A selection of heart-stiring narratives which relate the difficulties and perils attendant on the exploration of the Inland Ice of Greenland. Fridtjof Nansen made the first crossing of Greenland in 1888. Robert Peary attempted his crossing in 1886 reaching a higher altitude, at a more northerly la[read more]

Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure: Doyle, Arthur Conan
Doyle, Arthur Conan Dangerous Work: Diary of an Arctic Adventure
2012 US 3rd prtg, thick 8vo, pp.368, photo frontis, 18 color & 44 bw photos, 4 bw illus, diagram, map, illus eps, black cloth; dj & cloth new #27591 $34.95
In 1880 a young medical student named Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) embarked upon the “first real outstanding adventure” of his life, taking a berth as ship’s surgeon on an Arctic whaler, the Hope. The voyage took him to unknown regions, showered him with dramatic and unexpected experiences, and pl[read more]

The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903: Drygalski, Erich von
Drygalski, Erich von The Southern Ice-Continent: The German South Polar Expedition aboard the Gauss 1901-1903
1989 Bluntisham Cambridgeshire 1st in Eng, ltd ed 450, 4to, pp.xxi, 373, photo frontis, 127 bw photos, bw drawings, 8 maps, gilt-lettered spine, black lettered & illustrated cover, tan cloth; issued w/o dj, cloth fine #14478 $145.00
The first English translation of Drygalski's 1904 narrative. This was the second expedition to winter over and fielded a strong scientific team, resulting in 20 volumes of scientific reports. The ship Gauss was released only after spreading garbage around the ship to absorb sunlight. Conrad p.9[read more]

Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration: Dunne, Cyril
Dunne, Cyril Buried in the Arctic Ice: One Irishman’s Role in 19th Century Polar Exploration
2009 Ireland 1st, 8vo, pp.296, 18 bw photos, 20 illus, 8 maps, wraps; new #27027 $29.95
The story of brave Arctic explorers who died in their attempts to seek the North-West Passage and North Pole during the years 1845-1877. Among them was Jim Hand from Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland. Although low in rank, Jim was unique for two reasons. Firstly, in the year 1876, he and a small band of sh[read more]

Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration: Dupre, Lonnie
signedDupre, Lonnie Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration
2011 US 1st, 8vo, pp.273, 63 color photos, 1 color & 5 bw maps, wraps w/ French flaps; signed, new #27516 $24.95
Dupre is a highly respected Arctic explorer having conducted numerous expeditions by dog sled, ski, and kayak in the Brooks Range, Siberia, Northwest Passage, Banks Island, Greenland, North Pole, as well as climbs in Canada, Nepal, and a first winter solo ascent of Denali. This book covers 25 years [read more]

Dyson, James L. The World of Ice
1963 Knopf NY 3rd, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, xiii, 89 bw photos, maps, photo eps, blue cloth; dj rubbed, vg+, cloth w/ name, fine #11504 $9.00 $7.20
A nice book on snow mountains and glaciers throughout the world, with some Antarctic content, and with many interesting photos. Renard 472, Spence 407. To see all of our Sale Items, click here.[read more]

Dyson, James L. The World of Ice
1962 Knopf NY 2nd, 8vo, pp.xvii, 292, xiii, 89 bw photos, maps, photo eps, blue cloth; cloth w/ 2 holes on 1 index page, vg #25180 $5.00 $4.00
A nice book on snow mountains and glaciers throughout the world, with some Antarctic content, and with many interesting photos. Renard 472, Spence 407. This book is from the Phil Hanson Collection. Phil's love of rock and ice climbing transcends to his collection of treasured books. He disco[read more]

Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer: Edinger, Ray
Edinger, Ray Love and Ice: The Tragic Obsessions of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane Arctic Explorer
2015 US 1st, 8vo, pp.xvi, 321, photo frontis, 35 bw illus, appendix, wraps; new #27028 $18.95
The story of the famed explorer who perhaps was the greatest American hero of the 1850's. After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania in 1842, Elijah Kent Kane became a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and was appointed physician to the China Mission under Caleb Cushing. In 1850 Kane sailed on the [read more]

signedEdwards, Deltus M. The Toll of the Arctic Seas
1910 Henry Holt & Co NY 1st, 8vo, pp.x, 449, ads, frontis w/ tissue guard, 54 bw photos, 3 (of 4) maps, appendix, teg, red coth; inscribed, cloth rubbed, missing primary map, otherwise vg. #21978 $89.00
Feeney, Robert E. Polar Journeys: The Role of Food and Nutrition in Early Exploration. 1997 US, 1st, 8vo, pp.xxix, 279, 48 bw illus, 22 tables, 2 maps, appendices, blue cloth; dj & cloth new.[read more]

The Importance of Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Magnetic Field Observations to Solar-Terrestrial Physics: Egeland, A. & C. S. Deehr
Egeland, A. & C. S. Deehr The Importance of Amundsen’s 1903-1906 Magnetic Field Observations to Solar-Terrestrial Physics
2014 Norway 1st, 4to, pp.90, photo frontis, 8 color & 16 bw photos, 7 color & 1 bw illus, 35 figs, 5 color & 2 bw maps, appendices, wraps; new #27549 $24.95
As the premier explorer of the Heroic Age of Exploration, Roald Amundsen was both Ship’s Captain and Chief Scientist on all of his expeditions. While no one doubted his seamanship, his abilities as a scientist have been under reported. He expended considerable time and effort toward the scientifi[read more]

My Odd Shelf: Fadiman, Anne
Fadiman, Anne My Odd Shelf
2012 NH 1st thus, ltd ed 112, 8vo, pp.9, wraps; fine #26947 $9.95
An excerpt from Fadiman’s book ‘Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader’. In this selection she discusses her collection of 64 polar exploration books. Produced as a special keepsake for the SouthPole-sium held in NH in 2012.[read more]

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