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First editions and rare books, including copies in fine bindings, relating to travel and exploration in the polar regions, the Arctic and Antarctica.

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  1. 130953
    Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17... Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23..."> First edition. Wild had been with Scott on the Discovery, was with Mawson in 1911-14, "and was a close friend of Shackleton on both the Nimrod expedition of 1907-09 and second-in-command on the Transantarctic Expedition of 1917-17... Wild joined Shackleton on his final voyage to the Antarctic in 1921-23... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 130953

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  2. 129729
    First edition, in Cherry-Garrard's preferred "Polar" binding of cloth-backed boards. "Cherry-Garrard seems an unlikely hero of Antarctic exploration, but he has achieved that status largely through this book a young but wealthy patrician, near-sighted and frail, he paid his way onto the crew as an assistant zoologist, but... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 129729

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  3. 119191
    First edition in English, published the same year as the Norwegian original, rare in the dust jackets, and a very handsome copy in the superior gilt-stamped variant binding; In Northern Mists is also encountered with the front boards lettered and panelled solely in black. Nansen wrote the book at the request of the Royal... Learn More
    £2,000

    Stock Code: 119191

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  4. 128895
    First edition, first impression, preceding the Norwegian edition. Henrik Johan Bull's Antarctic expedition was the first to reach the Antarctic continent. Learn More
    £1,250

    Stock Code: 128895

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  5. 127826
    Following the announcement of the death of Scott, the photographers Maull & Fox issued an advertising leaflet; "Messrs. Maull & Fox being the proprietors of the copyright in the only photographs of the Late Captain Robert Falcon Scott, R.N., C.V.O. taken in his full dress uniform, wearing his decorations: have prepared from... Learn More
    £1,650

    Stock Code: 127826

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  6. 79687
    First collected edition. Volumes I and II limited to 250 copies, these both numbered 149, and volume III limited to 350, this numbered 235. "A visually exact reproduction of The South Polar Times originally issued during the Antarctic expeditions of Robert F. Scott, the first two volumes were published in 1907 with a preface... Learn More
    £15,000

    Stock Code: 79687

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  7. 116844comp
    First edition in English, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, "Sir Robert Baden-Powell from his sincere friend and admirer Sven Hedin, Stockholm Dec 16. 1912" on the front free endpaper. With Baden-Powell's bookplate and the stamp of the Boy Scouts Association to the front pastedown. A superb association... Learn More
    £950

    Stock Code: 116844

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  8. The Arctic Regions.
    First and only edition of this highly uncommon and highly desirable Arctic record, one of perhaps as few as 300 copies. The book forms a record of the last of seven voyages to Labrador and Greenland that Bradford sponsored or participated in during the 1860s: "all early examples of what one might call 'eco-art tourism'"(Books... Learn More
    £150,000

    Stock Code: 94428

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  9. [Sammelband of travel narratives and digests.]
    An interesting sammelband of scarce travel narratives printed by the radical publisher and bookseller Sir Richard Phillips (1767-1840), including a rare collection of anonymous letters from William Parry's first arctic voyage, and the sole editions in English of Baron Hallberg's Reise durch Skandinavien (1818) and of Louis... Learn More
    £875

    Stock Code: 112632

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  10. The Worst Journey in the World:
    First edition, in Cherry-Garrard's preferred "Polar" binding of cloth-backed boards. "Cherry-Garrard seems an unlikely hero of Antarctic exploration, but he has achieved that status largely through this book a young but wealthy patrician, near-sighted and frail, he paid his way onto the crew as an assistant zoologist, but... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 111855

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  11. Under the Northern Lights.
    First edition. Uncommon, with just 10 locations on Copac. An account of the voyage made by Sir Allen William Young "with the object of assisting the government Arctic expedition which set out in May 1875 under the command of George Strong Nares. Young took his steam yacht Pandora, with a crew of thirty-one men, to Baffin... Learn More
    £2,250

    Stock Code: 109127

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  12. Macmillan's Colonial Library. Fridtjof Nansen's "Farthest North".
    First colonial edition, uncommon, originally published in the same year by Constable. "Nansen returned from the Arctic to international acclaim not only for the voyage itself but for its results, proof of a deep Arctic Ocean, free of any land masses or islands, and extensive data on magnetism, zoology, and oceanography.... Learn More
    £275

    Stock Code: 103300

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  13. In Northern Mists:
    First edition in English of this historical survey. Volume I inscribed by the Canadian Polar explorer and anthropologist Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1879-1962) to British glaciologist and polar scientist Charles Swithinbank (1926-2014): "This great work -- the great Nansen's greatest book -- is a wedding gift to the Swithinbanks,... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 101104

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  14. Antarctic Expedition - Scott Memorial Plaque
    Attractive commemorative souvenir, Scott's widow herself received a silver version of the piece. The Polar scenes are based on photographs by Bowers and Ponting that appeared in issues of the Daily Mirror - the newspaper had exclusive rights to all expedition photographs - for either 12 February, the day on which Scott's... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 100744

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  15. Three Years of Arctic Service
    First edition of Greeley's account of the expedition he led into the Canadian Arctic, attractively bound. Learn More
    £825

    Stock Code: 99175

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  16. Historia delle genti et della natura delle cose settentrionali.
    First edition in Italian. Magnus's great ethnographical and geographical survey of Scandinavia, Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus (History of the Northern Peoples), was first published in Latin in 1555. This Italian translation re-uses the woodcuts, with a few variations, illustrating all aspects of life: local customs,... Learn More
    £8,750

    Stock Code: 87741

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    Second edition of Cook's fatal third voyage, an attempt to find a north-west passage, during which he "discovered" Oahu and Kauai at the western end of the Hawaiian Islands, and, more importantly, "depicted accurately for the first time the north-west coast of America, leaving no major discoveries for his successors. In... Learn More
    £12,500

    Stock Code: 75595

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  18. Scott's Last Expedition.
    First edition, first impression, of "undoubtedly the most widely known of all Antarctic expeditions and publications," illustrated throughout from "the unrivalled photography of Herbert Ponting" (Taurus). This copy inscribed by Scott's widow to the Australian scientist and Antarctic explorer Louis Bernacchi on the front... Learn More
    £5,000

    Stock Code: 76811

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  19. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition,
    Third Edition overall. In smaller format than the imperial octavo edition of the same year, this edition was reprinted from stereos of that edition but without the plates or accompanying atlas and with 47 woodcuts substituted for the steel vignettes. The text is complete, with no abridgement. The edition was 3000 copies.... Learn More
    £975

    Stock Code: 30130

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  20. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition
    First edition. Back had previously gained considerable experience as an arctic explorer through his participation in the abortive Buchan expedition and Franklin's two overland expeditions. Back was "one of the first competent artists to penetrate into the Canadian Arctic"; the many water-colours and drawings which he produced... Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 40110

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  21. 30128
    Third edition overall. In smaller format than the imperial octavo edition of the same year, this edition was reprinted from stereos of that edition but without the plates or accompanying atlas and with 47 woodcuts substituted for the steel vignettes. The text is complete, with no abridgement; the edition was 3000 copies.... Learn More
    £1,200

    Stock Code: 30128

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