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AURORA AUSTRALIS

by Shackleton, Ernest H.(Editor)

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Published
1986
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Fine
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Bluntisham Books, Paradigm Press, 1986. Calf/Plywood. Fine. 1st Facsimile Edition, Limited, Number 37 of 58, [58 copies of the original were known to exist at the time]; 194 pages, 11 plates, Introductory 24 page pamphlet, by John Millard, with a preface by Lord Shackleton. Contains the title leaf "A Giant Tick Was Investigating the Carcass"… Read more
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NO LATITUDE FOR ERROR

by Hillary, Sir Edmund

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Published
1961
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Very Good
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£38.32

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Hodder & Stoughton, 1961. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; 255 pages, 46 photos, maps and drawings in text, foreword, index. Dark brown cloth with silver gilt titles on spine in unclipped pictorial dustjacket. Sir Edmund recounts his Antarctic exploration experiences from 1953 to the conclusion of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1958, with emphasis on the… Read more
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NO LATITUDE FOR ERROR

by Hillary, Sir Edmund

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Published
1961
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Very Good
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£25.55

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Hodder & Stoughton, 1961. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 1st Edition; 255 pages, 46 photos, maps and drawings in text, foreword, index. Dark brown cloth with silver gilt titles on spine in price clipped pictorial dustjacket. Sir Edmund recounts his Antarctic exploration experiences from 1953 to the conclusion of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition in 1958, with emphasis on… Read more
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ARCTIC JOURNEYS: THE STORY OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ELLESMERE LAND EXPEDITION 1934-5

by Shackleton, Edward (preface by Lord Tweedsmuir)

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Published
1936
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Good
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Hodder and Stoughton, 1936. Cloth. Good. Black Jacket Edition; 319pages. Cream cloth covers with black titling to spine. The expedition was composed of Oxford University students with a Leader and a Sergeant of the RCMP. They spent the winter of 1934/5 in Northern Greenland and then split into three groups to explore further, one group… Read more
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THE ANTARCTIC PROBLEM: AN HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL STUDY

by Hunter Christie, E.W

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Published
1951
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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£31.94

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George Allen & Unwin, 1951. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 1st Edition; 336 pages, 24 b/w illustrations, fold-out map, index, end paper maps. Blue cloth covers binding with silver titling to spine in price-clipped pictorial dustjacket. Dustjacket creased with small split now protected in wrapper. Concerns the dispute between Britain, the Argentine and Chile… Read more
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IN SEARCH OF FRANK HURLEY

by Bickel, Lennard

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Published
1980
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780333299388
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£57.48

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Macmillan, 1980. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Edition 140 pages coloured and b/w photographic plates and illustrations, cartoon frontispiece, pictorial end papers. Red cloth covers with white titling to spine in pictorial unclipped dust jacket. Beautifully illustrated record of the famous Australian photographer, whose works ranged from the dying ship Endurance crushed in the… Read more
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ANTARCTIC PENGUINS; A STUDY OF THEIR SOCIAL HABITS

by Levick, George M

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Published
1914
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Very Good
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William Heinemann, London, 1914. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 2nd Impression May 1914, x, 149pages, photographic frontispiece with tissue paper guard, 74 b/w photographic illustrations. Original olive green cloth, gilt titling to spine, front cover lettered and decorated with portrayal of 2 penguins in white and black, rear cover with publishers colophon in black. Shelfware,… Read more
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THE LONELY SOUTH

by Migot, Andre; Graves, Richard (translated by)

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Published
1960
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Very Good
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Rupert Hart-Davis, 1960. Cloth. Very Good. Travel Bookclub Edition; Translated from the French by Richard Graves. No date, 206 pages, 31 b/w photographs including frontispiece, 3 maps. Brown cloth covers, black titling to spine in price clipped pictorial dust jacket. Contents clean. "An account of Dr Migot's experiences and observations while serving as… Read more
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THE ANTARCTIC OCEAN

by Owen, R

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Published
1948
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Good
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£9.58

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Museum Press Limited, 1948. Cloth. Good/Fair. 1948 UK Edition; 225 pages, maps on front end papers, 14 b/w plates including "Endurance" frontispiece and 12 maps in text. Green cloth covers, with gilt titling on white spine label in pictorial price clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket grubby with some small tears, pieces missing, shelf ware. Contents… Read more
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GREENLAND

by Stefansson, Vilhjalmur

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Published
1943
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Good
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George G. Harrap & Company, 1943. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1943 Edition: 240pages, illustrated 13 b/w plates, 3 text illustrations, 1 map, map endpapers, bibliography, index. Blue cloth covers with silver titling to spine, no dust jacket. Shelfware, covers faded, some minor spotting, contents clean. Contains a brief geographic sketch; description of discoveries… Read more
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CAPTAIN SCOTT

by Fiennes, R

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Published
2003
Condition
Very Good
ISBN
9780340826973
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Hodder & Stoughton, 2003. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Edition 508pages, illustrated. White cloth covers with silver lettering in pictorial unclipped dust jacket. Appears unread. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. ISBN: 0340826975. ISBN/EAN: 9780340826973. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory… Read more
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VENTURE TO THE ARCTIC

by Various, Editied by Hamilton, R.A

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Published
1958
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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Penguin Books, Pelican Books, 1958. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. Mass Market Paperback, 1st edition thus; 283pages, illustrated, b/w plates, maps, drawings, diagrams in-text, index. Pictorial wrappers, pages age toned as expected. The author, a physicist, went to the Arctic three times as part of scientific expiditons, the last being as Chief Scientist… Read more
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GLACIER ISLAND: The Official Account of the British South Georgia Expedition 1954-1955

by Sutton, George

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Published
1957
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Very Good
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Chatto & Windus,1957, 1957. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition; 224pages, 4 maps, illustrated, frontispiece and 22 b/w photographs. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine, no dustjacket. Spine sunned, contents clean. The British South Georgia Expedition, 1954 - 55 was the first expedition to enter Antarctic regions with mountaineering as its… Read more
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NANSEN THE EXPLORER

by Shackleton, Edward

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Published
1959
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Very Good
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H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1959. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; xii, 209pages, illustrated, 13 b/w illustrations, 2 maps. Original blue cloth covers with silver titling to spine in price clipped illustrated dustjacket. Shelfware. Contents clean. Long considered the authority on Fridtjof Nansen, Baron Shackleton writes an affectionate and lucid biography of… Read more
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ANTARCTICA'S FORGOTTEN MEN

by Quartermain, L.B

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Published
1981
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New
ISBN
9780908582525
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£76.64

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Millwood Press, 1981. Cloth. New/As New. 1st Edition; xx, 192pages, illustrated, 2 maps, 10 b/w photographs. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine in pictorial unclipped dust-jacket. Appears unread. " Everyone knows the names of Scott and shackleton. This book is about ten of the lesser known explorers of Antarctica and the equally… Read more
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THE LIFE OF SIR ERNEST SHACKLETON

by Mill, Hugh R

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Published
1923
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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£114.97

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Heinemann, 1923. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition; xv, 312pp, 20 plate leaves [including frontispiece], 4 maps. Original blue cloth covers with gilt titles to spine and front cover, Shackleton crest in gilt on front cover. " I have done my best to chronicle a life, and a whole life, so far… Read more
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NORTHERN LIGHTS: THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH ARCTIC AIR-ROUTE EXPEDITION 1930-31

by Chapman, F. Spencer

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Published
1933
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Early Edition
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Chatto and Windus, 1933. Early Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 3rd Impression August 1933; xv, [1], 304pages, illustrated, 63 b/w plates, 1 folding map. Dark blue cloth covers with light blue titling on spine. Shelfware, previous owners signature on front end paper. Neate C31; Arctic Bibliography 2982. Contains a detailed account of… Read more
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WATKINS' LAST EXPEDITION

by Chapman, F. Spencer (Augustine Courtauld, introduction)

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Published
1934
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Good
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£44.71

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Chatto and Windus, 1934. Cloth. Good. 1st Edition; xv, (2), 291pages, illustrated 48 b/w plates, 2 maps (1 folding). Green cloth covers with gilt titling to spine, no dustjacket. Narrative of Gino Watkins last expedition to East Greenland, 1932-33 where he died so tragically. Covers lightly maked, very slight foxing, contents clean. Quantity Available: 1.… Read more
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SOUTH WITH SCOTT

by Evans, Admiral, Sir Edward

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Published
1956
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Good
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£19.16

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W.Collins Sons & Co, 1956. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. The "With 31 photographs" impressions 1956 issue; xi, 284pages, frontispiece plus 7 plate leaves. Folding map tipped into rear cover. Blue/white cloth binding with blue titling to spine, blue end papers. No dustwrapper. Covers faded and stained. Ink inscription on front end paper. Page edges spotted,… Read more
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ENDURANCE: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

by Lansing, Alfred

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Published
1959
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Very Good/Good
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£89.42

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McGraw-Hill, 1959. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 1st Edition; Book of the Month Club Selection, viii, 282pages, illustrated with b/w photographs, map end papers. Dark blue covers with silver titling to spine in pictorial dustjacket. Description from Book-of-the-Month Club News (Clifton Fadiman): "Endurance" was the name of the ship on which Sir Ernest Shackleton began his ill-fated… Read more
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