BRITISH EMPIRE FILMS
Souvenir of the Royal Command film. Sydney : British Empire Films, . Quarto, illustrated wrappers (central crease, light edge wear), pp. , illustrated. Promotional booklet for the Australian release of the film starring John Mills, Diana Churchill, Derek Bond and others. ‘This film could not have been made without the generous co-operation of the survivors …
MAWSON, Douglas (1882-1958)
[THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD: FIRST RUSSIAN EDITION] V strane purgi : istorii︠a︡ avstraliĭskoĭ antarkticheskoĭ ekspeditisii 1911-1914 gg.
/ Duglas Mouson ; perevod s angliĭskogo E.A. Karavaevoĭ. Leningrad [R.S.F.S.R.] : Glavsevmorput’, 1935. First Russian edition. Octavo (224 x 155 mm), publisher’s blue cloth with blind-stamped lettering and pictorial onlays to upper board, spine lettered in silver; frontispiece portrait of Mawson, pp VIII, 439, b/w photographic plates, with 3 folding maps at rear; text …
[HOOKER, Joseph Dalton, 1817-1911]
[ANTARCTICA] Naval Medical Supplemental Fund. Standing Orders and Regulations. (Issued to Joseph Dalton Hooker on his appointment as second surgeon on HMS Erebus)
For the Constitution and Government of the Supplemental Fund for the Relief of the Widows of Medical Officers in the Royal Navy. [London : Council of the Royal Navy, 183-?]. Octavo (230 x 135 mm), stitched as issued with blue paper spine, pp -54; the front is inscribed: ‘Mr Joseph Dalton Hooker. Admission Fee £2.6.0 …
[= Boardgame of the Antarctic Expedition by plane]. Tokyo : Jitsugyo no Nihonsha, 1911. Folded colour lithograph sheet, 730 x 540 mm, with illustrations by Akashi Sekish; together with the original playing markers with aeroplane designs printed on red, blue, yellow and white paper; a few insignificant insect holes (only noticeable when held to the …
Scott, Captain Robert F. (1868 - 1912)
London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1905. Two volumes, octavo, gilt lettered cloth with gilt medallions on upper boards (corners bumped, edges slightly worn), top edges gilt, fore edge foxed, pp xx, 556; xii, 508; photogravure frontispieces, numerous plates, folding maps in endpockets. A very good set of one of the classic accounts of Antarctic …
SHACKLETON, Sir Ernest (1874 - 1922)
London : William Heinemann, 1919. New impression. Octavo, blue cloth illustrated in silver (corners rubbed, edges bumped), bookplate of Oscar Boulton to front pastedown, colour frontispiece after a photograph by Frank Hurley, pp. xxi; [i]; 376, edges foxed, photographic plates, large folding map. Shackleton’s account of the Endurance expedition, a gripping account.
COWAN, Frank (1844 - 1905)
Greensburg, [PA, USA] : Tribune Press Pub. Co., [1879?]. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth covered boards, pp. 247; internally clean, a very god copy. A lost race novel set in Antarctica. While undated, a copy cited in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (see below) bears a handwritten date of 1879. ‘Frank Cowan (1844-1905), US newspaper editor and …
[CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich]
depuis 1772 jusqu’en 1775. [Parts I + II]. Series: Bibliothèque géographique et instructive des jeunes gens, ou recueil de voyages intéressants, Dans toutes les parties du monde, pour l’instruction et l’amusement de la jeunesse; Traduit de l’allemand et de l’angl. par M. Breton. Orné de cartes et figures. Quatrième année. A Paris : Chez J.E. …
[Geographical descriptions I. Australia and the Polar regions]. Helsinki : Valistus, 1926. Octavo, publisher’s cloth backed pictorial papered boards, 191 pp, illustrated with half-tone photographic plates, a very good copy. Text in Finnish. Physical geography and ethnology of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, including Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia and Antarctica. A single copy is recorded in …
WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)
nebst allen neuen Entdeckungen, Säkularisationen, und Entschädigungen. Augsburg : im Verlag bei Johannes Walch, 1812. Small oblong quarto, original cloth backed papered boards (heavily rubbed, corners worn), hand coloured copper engraved title leaf with original owner’s signature, followed by  engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …
SMING, Vivian (ed)
Love songs for Antarctica. A collection of poems, songs, and other writings performed to Antarctica.
[Pasadena] : Sming Sming Books, 2012. Limited edition of 200 copies. ‘Edited by Vivian Sming, Love Songs for Antarctica contains a collection of poems, songs, and other writings, which were performed to Antarctica, December 27 – 31, 2011. The anthology includes contributions and selections by artists, writers, and musicians. Each piece is accompanied by photographs of the …
WILSON, David M.
London : Little, Brown, 2011. Large quarto, publisher’s grey cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket (front panel a little sunned at top edge), pp 191, ; black-and-white photographic plates throughout; a fine copy.
Mawson, Douglas, Sir (1882-1958)
Illustrated in colour and black and white also with maps. London : William Heinemann, 1915. Two volumes, thick octavo, original gilt-lettered cloth with pictorial inlay (spines dulled, corners bumped, lightly rubbed), top edges gilt, bookplates to pastedowns, pp xxx, 349; xiii, 338; extensively illustrated with colour and black and white plates, three folding maps contained …
SHACKLETON, Ernest H., 1874-1922; et al.
Sydney : Bay Books, 1988. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xxiii; , illustrated. Facsimile of the original 1909 edition printed and bound in Antarctica.
SCOTT, Robert Falcon (1868-1912)
In two volumes. Vol. I. being the Journals of Captain R.F. Scott, R.N., C.V.O. Vol. II. Being the Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work Undertaken By Dr. E.A. Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition. London : Smith Elder & Co., 1913. First edition. Two volumes, large octavo, publisher’s blue cloth covered …
[NEW ZEALAND] Sketches made by a passenger on board the ship Cape Finisterre, London to Lyttleton, 1878-79
The emigrant ship Cape Finisterre sailed from London in December 1878, and arrived at Lyttelton, New Zealand, on 31 March 1879. One of the passengers on board was James J. Ledger, whose hand-illustrated manuscript journal In Search of a Home at the Antipodes documents his voyage experience. Ledger’s important journal is now held in the collection of the …