Antarctica

  • # 14863

    Shackleton, E.H.; Bernacchi, Louis; Cherry-Garrard, Apsley; et al.

    The South Polar Times (3 volumes with subscribers’ broadside)

    London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1907-14. Three volumes, quarto, original gilt-lettered blue cloth with pictorial inlay; various paginations, extensively illustrated with chromolithographs, all edges gilt, foxing to preliminaries but the text clean and bright, the bindings tight; the first two volumes limited to 250 copies, the third volume limited to 350 copies; housed in …

  • # 15714

    [SCOTT, Robert Falcon, 1868-1912]

    An album of photographs documenting Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition, 1910-1913; [together with] A manuscript plan of the Discovery, and two letters of Scott relating to the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04.

    1. A rare photographic chronicle of the most celebrated expedition in the history of polar exploration, Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition, officially known as the British Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. Album of press photographs by various English and New Zealand agencies, 1910-1913. Small folio (310 x 220 mm), original green cloth boards (rubbed and …

  • # 16767

    SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry, Sir (1874-1922)

    [POLAR EXPLORATION] Mon expédition au Sud Polaire, 1914-1917 / Ernest Shackleton.

    Traduction de M.-L. Landel. Tours : Maison Alfred Mame et Fils, [1921]. Quarto, original and superb pictorial boards gilt (lightly rubbed), spine with gilt lettering and decoration (head softened and with short split), hinges weakened, all edges gilt, preface by Shackleton (dated 1921), 380 pp (very clean), illustrated, folding map. A beautiful French edition of …

  • # 15429

    Anon.

    [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 …

  • # 8058

    ARO, J.E.

    Maantieteellisiä kuvauksia I. Austraalia ja Napamaat.

    [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 …

  • # 15720

    KENDALL, Lieut. E. N.

    Manuscript map of Deception Island, New South Shetland, Antarctica

    Manuscript map, 183 x 125 mm (image), hand coloured, a nineteenth century copy of Kendall’s map created in 1829. Deception Island, in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, was first discovered by sealers in 1820. In 1829, the British Naval Expedition to the South Atlantic made a scientific survey of the island, and Lieutenant Kendall of the HMS …

  • # 14783

    Scott, Captain Robert F. (1868 - 1912)

    The voyage of the ‘Discovery’

    $2,750 USD London : Smith, Elder & Co., 1905. Two volumes, octavo, gilt lettered cloth with gilt medallions on upper boards (very light edge wear), top edges gilt, pp xx, 556; xii, 508; photogravure frontispieces, numerous plates, folding maps in endpockets. Housed in custom made felt-lined slipcases. A bright and attractive set, in fine condition, of …

  • # 14635

    SHACKLETON, Ernest Henry (1874-1922)

    [ANTARCTICA] Antarktis’ hjärta : berättelsen om den engelska sydpolsexpeditionen 1907-1909.

    Öfversättning från författarens manuskript af Carl Forsstrand. Stockholm : Norstedt, 1910. Two volumes, small quarto, original gilt stamped light blue cloth (lower boards lightly rubbed; spines softened at head and tail and with a couple a tiny marks, else bright and fine); marbled endpapers, front free-endpapers with original ownership inscriptions dated 1918; pp xlii, 331; 408; …

  • # 14651

    JOYCE, Ernest E. Mills

    The South Polar Trail. The log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.

    With an introduction by Hugh Robert Mill. London : Duckworth, 1929. Octavo, original cloth (spine a little faded, small nick to head of spine), pp. 220, photographic illustrations, a couple of spots of foxing to preliminaries, else crisp and clean. Scarce. 

  • # 14364

    COOK, James, 1728-1779; FORSTER, Georg, 1754-1794; FURNEAUX, Tobias, 1735-1781

    [COOK] Sammandrag af Capitain Jacob Cooks åren 1772, 73, 74 och 1775 omkring Södra Polen förrättade

    resa : hwarwid Herrar Forsters och Furneaux journaler blifwit jämnförde och nyttjade : Innehållande det hufwudsakeligaste af de på denna resa gjorda nya uptäckter i söderhafwet, Rörande Södra Polens Ishaf nya uptäckte Öars naturalier och Inwånarnes Tänkesätt, Seder, Klädedrägt, m.m. Upsala [Sweden] : Johan Edman, 1783. Octavo, contemporary half calf over papered boards (rubbed), spine …

  • # 11222

    [BRUCE, W.S., et al]

    Life in the Antarctic : sixty photographs by members of the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

    Series: Gowans's Nature Books no. 10. London : Gowans & Gray. 1907. Duodecimo, original plain wrappers in pictorial parchment dust jacket (heavily browned, as usual), pp [8 advertisements], 67, [5 advertisements], with black and white photographic illustrations; foxing to preliminaries and rear endpaper, otherwise contents clean and sound. Spence 202; Rosove 53.A1. Copies are recorded …

  • # 9938

    HARTWIG, G.

    The polar world : a popular description of man and nature in the Arctic and Antarctic regions

    of the globe. London : Longmans, Green and Co., 1874. Second edition. Octavo, in a fine contemporary presentation binding of full blue calf, upper board with gilt vignette and lettering 'Training Ship Worcester, Prize 1876', spine with raised bands, gilt ornament and contrasting leather title label lettered in gilt, front paste-down with Worcester's prize certificate …

  • # 1319

    FORBES, Henry O.

    Antarctica : a vanished Austral land

    Off-print of the Smithsonian Report for 1894, pp 297-316. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1896. Octavo, printed wrappers (edges badly chipped, spine with tape repair), 20 pp. Essay on the flora and fauna which once flourished in Antarctica.