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BYRD, Richard E.
LITTLE AMERICA. Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic. The Flight to the South Pole. With 74 Illustrations and Maps.
New York: Putnam's, 1930.
Third printing, December, 1930 (first was Nov., 1930). Tall octavo, hardcover, blue cloth, endpaper photos. xvi, 422 pp. Photos and maps inserted, including two folding maps at rear. Xmas, 1930, ink gift inscription to blank recto of frontispiece po rtrait, quite minor rubbing to blue top page edges, else a fine and bright copy. Price-clipped dust jacket has large chip, tears, to head of spine with loss of some lettering, smaller chips to foot of spine, rubbing to flap folds; yellowing to white portion of slightly sunned spine; in all, just good, but still presentable in appearance. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 18564                          Order / Enquire

FIENNES, Ranulph
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1983.
Tall octavo, grey cloth. pp[14] 32 + color plates; b&w illustrations and maps in text. Includes a useful chronoglogy of Antarctic discovery. Fine copy. Jacket spine a bit sunned, else fine. "An account of the 1979-82 Transglobe expedition, the first circumpolar journey round the earth. Describes the 100,000 mile route which took them across the Sahara, through the swamps and jungles of Mali and the Ivory Coast, over unexplored crevasse fields in Antarctica and into the unpredictable hazards of the Arctic Ocean." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 44660                          Order / Enquire

Greely, A.W., Major-General
THE POLAR REGIONS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: their discovery and industrial evolution
London: Harrap, 1929.
Octavo, maroon cloth. pp (223) + 20 plates, colour folding map at rear. Yellowing and light foxing to page edges, light foxing to half-title and title leaves; else fine, no owner names. Dust jacket has small chips and tears to ends of bit darkened spine; small chips, tears, and light soiing to panels, rubbing to folds; good +. British text corrected from the 1928 American text.
$30.00                          Book Number: 40183                          Order / Enquire

MEAR, Roger and Rober Swan
WALK TO THE POLE. To the Heart of Antarctica in the Footsteps of Scott. With Research and Additional Material by Lindsay Fulcher.
New York: Crown, 1987.
Tall octavo, black boards, endpaper maps. (xiv), 306 pp. Colour and black & white photos throughout. Fine in very nealry fine jacket, no owner names. Story of these British explorers who in 1985 walked 883 miles to the south pole, following Robert Falcon Scott's 1912 route. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$16.95                          Book Number: 18563                          Order / Enquire

London: Longmans, Green, 1938.
Octavo, original emerald cloth, endpaper maps. pp xii, 308 + 16 blue-tinted plates. Spine and green top page edges lightly darkened; nicks at head of spine; soft bumps to outer corners; else a good, clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Voyage to Antarctica aboard the Royal Research Ship Discovery II and among the whalers of the South Georgia Islands.
$20.00                          Book Number: 31439                          Order / Enquire

PRIESTLY, Raymond E.
ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE. Scott's Northern Party. With A New Foreword by Sir Vivian Fuchs
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1974.
Canadian issue (UK printed) of this facsimile reprint of the original Unwin edition of 1914, adding a new foreword by Fuchs. Octavo, blue boards. Three folding maps, numerous photos. (x), 382, [4] pp. Fine copy, no owner names. White dust jacket has very light soiling to rear panel, else fine. .Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$95.00                          Book Number: 44037                          Order / Enquire

QUAM, (Louis O. and Horace D. Porter, editors).
RESEARCH IN THE ANTARCTIC. A Symposium Presented at the Dallas Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science - December, 1968.
Washington, D.C.: AAAS, 1971.
Green cloth. (xvi), 768 pp. Numerous photos and diagrams in text, one large folding map inserted. Laid in is the often lacking large (52 x 48 inches) colour folding wall map of Antarctica. Rubber stamp to front and rear free endpapers of a Canadian company library; bit of foxing to page edges; else a VG unworn copy. Dust jacket is used, with some sunning to upper spine; nicks, small chips; large creased tears to lower inner corner of rear panel and across spine internally tape repaired; just good. "This is the first single-volume report of the extensive scientific research conducted in the Antarctic since the International Geophysical Year and the global significance of those efforts." Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$25.00                          Book Number: 12749                          Order / Enquire

RESEARCH IN THE ANTARCTIC. A Symposium Presented at the Dallas Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science - December, 1968.
THE WHITE DESERT: The Official Account of the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition...Translated from the Norwegian by E.M. Huggard
London: Chatto & Windus, 1954.
Tall octavo, blue cloth. pp 304 + plates. Blue top page edges faded, else a fine, bright copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has yellowing to spine; creased tear, small chips at top of front panel repaired with cellotape; VG otherwise. Spence 509. An account of the first large-scale international expedition ever to be organized. Participants were front Britain, Norway, and Sweden.
$35.00                          Book Number: 31430                          Order / Enquire

FOURTEEN MEN: The story of the Australian Antactic Expedition to Heard Island
London: Allen & Unwin, 1951.
Octavo, blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp (xii), (275) + plates (frontis. in colour), map in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has shallow chips at spine tips, tears to panels, good, now in plastic sleeve.
$30.00                          Book Number: 31442                          Order / Enquire

SEAVER, George
EDWARD WILSON OF THE ANTARCTIC, Naturalist and Friend. With an Introduction by Apsley Cherry-Garrard.
London: Murray, 1937.
10th printing (first was in 1933). Blue cloth. xxxiv, 301 pp. Colour frontispiece, 22 black and white plates, and 3 maps (one folding) inserted. White cloth spine label is lightly tanned; page edges yellowed; 1938 ink name on front pastedown; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. Wilson was one of the four men who died with Scott at the pole.
$19.95                          Book Number: 21056                          Order / Enquire

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