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THE GREAT FROZEN SEA. A Personal Narrative of the Voyage of the “Alert” During the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6
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THE GREAT FROZEN SEA. A Personal Narrative of the Voyage of the “Alert” During the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6

By Markham, Capt. Albert Hastings

C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1880. Cloth. Good. 4th Edition: xx, 384 pages +32 pages publishers adverts. Illustrated, frontispiece, 5 full page plates, numerous woodcuts, map. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling. Some spotting, foxing. Contents clean. The author commanded the Alert during the British Arctic Expedition under Nares to the North Polar Sea, and wintered on Ellesmere Island. Markham led the two-sledge party that attempted to reach the North Pole in 1876, but was forced to turn back on account of his party suffering from scurvy. His account describes in detail the passage, wintering, sledge journeys, notes on the dogs, scurvy, frostbite, snow blindness, and other occurrences. [AB 10926]. *Sir Albert Hastings Markham, KCB (1841 - 1918) was a British explorer, author, and officer in the Royal Navy which he joined in 1856 at the age of 15. He spent the first eight years of his career on the China Station. Following various postings, by 1872 and for the next six years, he was engaged in Arctic Exploration. In 1873 he shipped as the Second Mate in the whaler Arctic through Davis Straits and Baffin Bay. As a reward for his efforts in the British Arctic Expedition of 1876, he was promoted to Captain. While performing his share of whaling duties, which he would later write about, he also kept detailed notes on the ice conditions and wrote a report suggesting the route for use with steam vessels. For the British Arctic Expedition of 1875-76 he was appointed second-in-command of HMS Alert under Captain Nares. Despite suffering from scurvy and being poorly clothed, he led a sledge-party to reach the highest latitude ever attained at the time, a record that stood for 20 years. They did, however, fail to realize their ultimate goal of reaching the North Pole. In 1879 he accompanied Sir H. Gore Booth aboard the Isbjörn to Novaya Zemlya, a remote island in northern Russia. He remained an avid supporter of both Arctic and Antarctic exploration and delighted in the successes of young explorers. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3276. .

$120.90

The Journals and Letters of Sir Alexander Mackenzie

By Sir Alexander Mackenzie (Edited by W. Kaye Lamb)

Hakluyt Society, 1970. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Edition. Hakluyt Society: Extra Series, No. 41: 551pages, illustrated, frontispiece. Complete with all four fold-out maps. Blue cloth with gilt titling in price clipped dust jacket. Contents clean. Alexander Mackenzie's fame and importance rest securely upon two remarkable journeys of exploration carried out in 1789 and 1793. The starting point of both was Fort Chipewyan, a trading post of the North West Company on Lake Athabasca, in what is now northern Alberta. On the first expedition he discovered and explored the Mackenzie River and followed it to the Arctic Ocean. On the second he crossed the Rocky Mountains, discovered the Fraser River, and became the first white man to cross the full width of North America. Literally and figuratively he added new dimensions to knowledge of two vast areas of the continent. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3273. .

$94.03

GINO WATKINS
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GINO WATKINS

By Scott, J.M

Hodder & Stoughton Limited, 1935. Cloth. Good. December 1935 Edition (1st edition, 3rd reprint) xviii, 317pages. illustrated, coloured frontispiece, 28 b/w plates, 7maps. Original blue cloth covers with gilt embossed medallion of Gino to front cover and gilt titling to spine, no dustjacket. Biography of the polar explorer and hero with a tribute from Stanley Baldwin. The life of Henry "Gino" Watkins, who died in 1932 at the age of 25 on his 4th Arctic expedition, to Greenland. Shelfware, covers slightly grubby. Previous owners signature to front end paper. Contents clean Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2803. .

$20.15

THE AMERICAN EXPEDITION
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THE AMERICAN EXPEDITION

By Sven Waxell

William Hodge and Company, 1952. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1952 Edition: Translated from Johan Skalberg's Danish versin Vitus Berings Eventyrlige opdagerfaerd 1733-1743 by M.A. Michael: 236 pages, illustrated, frontispiece with 7 maps, some folding, 2 plates Map end papers. The manuscript of this book was lost for nearly two hundred years. It is an account by Bering's second-in- command of the famous voyage of discovery that established the true position of America in relation to Asia and brought back the first authentic account of the natives of the Aleutian islands. The frontis is the only known portrait of Vitus Bering. Ex library with remants of library bookolate on blank prelim, stamp to front end paper, end paper maps are missing pieces where a dustjacket was previously removed. Contents clean, no dust jacket. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3269. .

$33.58

ISLANDS OF DESPAIR: Being an Account of a Survey Expedition to the Sub-Atlantic Islands of New Zealand
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ISLANDS OF DESPAIR: Being an Account of a Survey Expedition to the Sub-Atlantic Islands of New Zealand

By Eden, Allan W

Andrew Melrose, 1955. Cloth. Fair Condition/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition; xi, 212pages, frontispiece, 37 photographs. Endpaper maps, 2 maps in text. Black cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. No dustjacket. Covers stained, padge edges spotted, spotting to prelims, Ink date on front end paper. Contents clean Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3270. .

$47.02

NORTH ICE: The Story of  The British North Greenland Expedition
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NORTH ICE: The Story of The British North Greenland Expedition

By Commander C.J.W. Simpson

London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1957. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition: 384 pages, illustrated, end paper maps, coloured frontispiece plus 7 plates, numerous b/w plates, maps and plans. Green cloth covers with gilt titling to spine in price clipped illustrated dust jacket Some minor spotting, mainly to page edges. Penzance 6.10.75 on front end paper otherwise contents clean. Dust jacket torn with small piece missing and remnants of old sellotape. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3271. .

$47.02

THE ANTARCTIC CHALLENGED
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THE ANTARCTIC CHALLENGED

By Admiral Lord Mountevans K.C.B., D.S.O

Staples Press Limited, 1955. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition: 191 pages, illuystrated with b/w photos, frontispiece, end paper maps. Foxing to page edges. Previous owners signature on half title otherwise contents clean. Admiral Mountevans' telling of his two expeditions to the Antarctic at the beginning of the twentieth century. Admiral Mountevans' publication of 'The Antarctic Challenged' came at a time when there the British were fascinated by the perils undiscovered in the Antarctic. Mountevans, otherwise known as Edward Evans, or Teddy Evans, went on two expeditions to the Antarctic during his life, once during 1902 to 1904, and again in 1910 to 1913. He fought in both world wars as a navy officer. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3263. .

$20.15

THIRTY YEARS IN THE GOLDEN NORTH
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THIRTY YEARS IN THE GOLDEN NORTH

By Jan Welzl (Translated by Paul Selver)

George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1932. Cloth. Fair/No Dust Jacket. 1st English UK Edition: Translated from " Tricet Let Na Zlatem Severu" 1930 with a foreward by Karel Capek. 336pages plus one fold out map at rear. Spotting to page edges. Shelfware, covers sunned and grubby, contents clean. The author, a Czech by birth, decided to seek his fortune in the Far North, traveled by wagon across the wilds of Siberia, then on a whaling ship up to the Arctic Circle. He tells of his journey, and of how he became a successful trader, his accomodation in a cave on the rocky coast of New Siberia where he lived for over thirty years.Some argue the work to be a hoax, and is a parody of travel/adventure literature by written by Czech satirist Karel Capek (1890 - 1938). Whatever, it's a good read :) Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3266. .

$20.15

THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT  SUN: SUMMER AND WINTER JOURNEYS THROUGH SWEDEN, NORWAY, LAPLAND AND NORTHERN FINLAND WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE INNER LIFE OF THE PEOPLE, THEIR MANNERS AND CUSTOMS, THE PRIMITIVE ANTIQUITIES, ETC
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THE LAND OF THE MIDNIGHT SUN: SUMMER AND WINTER JOURNEYS THROUGH SWEDEN, NORWAY, LAPLAND AND NORTHERN FINLAND WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF THE INNER LIFE OF THE PEOPLE, THEIR MANNERS AND CUSTOMS, THE PRIMITIVE ANTIQUITIES, ETC

By Paul B. Du Chaillu

John Murray, 1899. Hardcover. Very Good. 1899 New Edition: 760pages plus fold out map at rear, illustrated throughout, page edges gilt. Original Blue decorative cloth covers. The account of the Peninsula of Scandinavia, and of the life of its people, given in these volumes, is the result of a series of journeys made at different times, from 1871 to 1878, embracing a sojourn in the country of nearly five years."During these trips he met the King of Sweden as well as common farmers,house-building, reindeer herding, sailed through fjords & hiked over glaciers. A beautiful book. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3268. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$134.33

LORD OF ALASKA  Baranov and the Russian Adventure
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LORD OF ALASKA Baranov and the Russian Adventure

By Hector Chevigny

Robert Hale, 1946. Cloth. Fair. Presumed 1st Edition, printed on war economy standard paper. Pale grey cloth covers with blue titling to spine. Shelfware covers grubby, foxing to page edges due to paper quality. 255pages, end paper maps of Alaska. The fascinating story of a section of Alaska which for a century and a quarter was claimed by Russia. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3264. .

$16.79

NANSEN OF NORWAY
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NANSEN OF NORWAY

By Turley, Charles

Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1933. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 2nd, (School) Edition: 210pages. Illustrated, frontispiece 2 maps (1 front end paper. Blue cloth covers with black titling. Contents clean. Shelfware. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2908. .

$13.43

Mirage in The Arctic
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Mirage in The Arctic

By Mikkelsen, Ejnar (Translated from the Danish by Maurice Michael)

Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Good. 1st UK Edition: 216pages. illustrated, map, 12 full-page plates. Cloth covers with silver titling, pictorial dustjacket. An account of the author's search for land in the Beaufort Sea and the subsequent journey of 2,500 miles south, through Alaska and Canada. During the trip he met many of the prospectors who thronged the Gold towns in search of fortune. Shelfware, dustjacket grubby and stiffened with tape, previous owners signatures on front end papers, age toning and foxing to page edges. Contents clean This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3258. .

$20.15

EXPEDITION SOUTH.The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition to Northern Graham Land 1954-6
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EXPEDITION SOUTH.The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition to Northern Graham Land 1954-6

By Anderson, W. Ellery

Travel Book Club, 1957. Cloth. Very Good/Good. Travel Book Club Edition, no date circa 1957; 208 pages plus 17 b/w. plates. Endpaper maps. Original tan covers with black titling to spine in pictorial unclipped dustjacket. The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition to Northern Graham Land 1954-6. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1352. .

$13.43

THE GREAT WHITE SOUTH: Being an Account of Experiences With Captain Scott's South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic
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THE GREAT WHITE SOUTH: Being an Account of Experiences With Captain Scott's South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic

By Ponting, Herbert G

Duckworth, 1935. Cloth. Very Good. 3rd Edition, Eleventh Impression; With an Introduction by Lady Scott. xxvi, 306 pages, illustrated 52 plate leaves including frontispiece and 175 photographs, (the majority from Ponting’s photographs). Original blue cloth with black titling and Terra Nova crest to spine and upper board with pictorial dustjacket of a Adelie penguin. Presentation bookplate. Dustjacket missing some of the border and quite tatty, contents clean Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1288. .

$47.02

THE SOUTH POLE; An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram,' 1910-1912, by Roald Amundsen, translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater, in Two Volumes
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THE SOUTH POLE; An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram,' 1910-1912, by Roald Amundsen, translated from the Norwegian by A. G. Chater, in Two Volumes

By Amundsen, Roald

John Murray,, 1912. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition in English (published the same year as the Norwegian first); 2 Volumes. Vol I, xxxv, 392pages, 59 plate leaves including photographic frontispiece, 1 folding map. Vol II, xx, 449pages, 46 plate leaves including photographic frontispiece, 1 folding diagram, 1 folding chart, 1 folding coloured map, 16 charts in text. Original burgundy red cloth with gilt titles to front cover and spine, Norwegian flag embossed on front cover. Top edges gilt, uncut. A cornerstone of Antarctic exploration; the account of the first expedition to reach the South Pole. A handsomely produced book containing ten full-page photographic images not found in the Norwegian original, and all full-page images being reproduced to a higher standard. Rudmore Brown was a member of the Scottish Expedition and co-authored "The voyage of the Scotia." (Taurus 51). Taurus 71; Rosove 9.A1. Shelfware. Age toning and spotting to page edgesdiscrete contempary bookseller stickers to front end covers. Odd neat pencil annotations in margins on some pages otherwise contents clean. The folding map at the end of volume two has been torn and repaired (no loss). Odd page loosening but all pages present. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3265. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$1679.13

EXPEDITION SOUTH.The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition to Northern Graham Land 1954-6
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EXPEDITION SOUTH.The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition to Northern Graham Land 1954-6

By Anderson, W. Ellery

Evans Brothers Limited, 1957. Cloth. Good. 1st Edition; 208 pages plus 17 b/w. plates. Endpaper maps. Original dark blue covers. The Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition to Northern Graham Land 1954-6. Previous owners signature and date on half title. Covers faded to edges and dent to front cover. Contents clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1938. .

$20.15

EDWARD WILSON OF THE ANTARCTIC: Naturalist and Friend

By Seaver, George

John Murray, 1933. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition, 2 printing October 1933; xxxiv, 301 pages, 26 plates (7 in colour including frontispiece), 3 maps (1 folding), 49 drawings in text. Introduction by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Original blue cloth, no dust jacket, gilt lettering on white spine label. Some foxing to page edges, contents clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1239. .

$20.15

FARTHEST NORTH: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Month's Sleigh Journey By Dr Nansen and Lieut Johnsen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram

By Nansen, Fridtjof

Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. Very Good. Very Good. 1st Edition; with about 120 full page and numerous text illustrations, sixteen coloured plates in facsimile from Dr Nansen's own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures and maps, Vol I x, 510pp; Vol II xi, [1], 671pp. Original green cloth covers with gilt titling and a vignette of the Fram on Vol I and sledge scene Vol II. Shelfware, bumped, slight softening to bottom of spines, Vol I, small repaired tear to one of the folding maps Vol I, but all 4 maps present (2 per volume). Plate opposite 284 loose but ALL coloured plates present both volumes. Old sellotape marks and browning to front end papers, some spotting, mainly to page edges, contents clean. Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861 - May 13, 1930) was born in Store Frøen, Oslo. He made his first voyage to Greenland waters in a sealing ship in 1882, and in 1888-89 succeeded in crossing the Greenland icefield on skis from East to West. In 1893, he sailed to the Arctic in the Fram (a purpose-built, round-hulled ship later used by Roald Amundsen to transport his expedition to Antarctica), which was deliberately allowed to drift north through the ice, a journey that took more than three years. When it was apparent that Fram would not reach the North Pole, Nansen, accompanied by Hjalmar Johansen (1867-1923), continued north on foot and reached 86° 14´ N, the highest latitude then attained. The two men were forced to spend the winter, surviving on walrus blubber and polar bear meat, on Frans Josef's Land, where they eventually connected with a British expedition. Nansen was professor of zoology and oceanography at the University of Christiania (now Oslo) and Norwegian ambassador in London 1906-08. After World War I, Nansen became League of Nations high commissioner for refugees, in which capacity he originated the Nansen passport for refugees. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1923. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2616. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$134.33

SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION Two Volumes. Vol. I. Journals of Captain Scott. Vol.2. Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work by Dr.Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition arranged by Leonard Huxley, Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham
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SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION Two Volumes. Vol. I. Journals of Captain Scott. Vol.2. Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work by Dr.Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition arranged by Leonard Huxley, Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham

By Scott, Captain Robert F., C.V.O., R.N

Smith, Elder & Co, 1913. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; Vol 1, xxvi,633pages,7 photogravure plates including frontispiece, 10 coloured plates from water-colour drawings by Dr. Edwad Wilson, 2 panoramas from photographs by Herbert G. Ponting, 100 plates, majority from photographs by Ponting, 2 facsimile extracts from Scott's diary on 3 tissue paper leaves, folding map, illustrations in text, 2 advertisements. Vol 2, xii,534pages, 84 plates including photogravure frontispiece, 8 coloured plates by Wilson and 3 double-page plates plus 7 folding maps and 8 sketches in text. Dark blue cloth, top edges gilt,other edges uncut. Original blue cloth covers. Remnants of WH Smith and Sons Library plates on verso covers both volumes, otherwise contents clean. Some spotting, mainly to tissue guards, pages rippled as expected due to paper quality in 1st Edition. Shelfware, spines and edges of covers softening, odd mark to covers. This is undoubtedly the most widely known of all Antarctic expeditions and publications. Readers, having absorbed Scott's account of the expedition in the first volume, would have discovered in the second volume a host of first-hand accounts deserving of more weight today: Cherry-Garrard's account of the Winter Journey, Victor Campbell's narrative of the Northern Party, Griffith Taylor on the Western Journeys, Raymond Priestley on the ascent of Erebus, preliminary scientific reports from Edward Wilson's staff and throughout the unrivalled photography of Herbert Ponting. Taurus 77; Books on Ice, 6.10; Rosove 290.A2; Spence 1056; Conrad p188. Collation and index confirms 1st Edition. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3257. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$369.41

The Polar World: Geographies for Advanced Study
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The Polar World: Geographies for Advanced Study

By Patrick D Baird

Longmans, 1964. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Edition: 328 pages, illustrated 76 maps, photos and diagrams. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. in clipped dust jacket. Shelfware, contents clean. Comprehensive treatment of the Arctic and the Antarctic regions, lands and seas, history of exploration, etc. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Geography & Maps. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3254. .

$20.15

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