Antarctica

  • # 30786

    MAWSON, Douglas, Sir (1882-1958)

    [ANTARCTICA] Basaltic lavas of the Balleny Islands. A.N.A.R.E. report. By D. Mawson.

    Offprint from Trans. Roy. Soc. S. Aust. 73 (2) Dec. 1950. [Adelaide] : s.n., 1950. Large octavo (245 x 185 mm), printed buff-coloured wrappers, pp 223-231, including a full-page map, followed by 1 leaf of photographic plates; previous owner’s pencilled ownership inscription, a very good copy. Trove locates a single copy (Deakin University Library)

  • # 30256

    SMITH, Edgar A. (1847-1916); RICHARDSON, John and John Edward GRAY (editors)

    [ANTARCTICA] The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus & Terror, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., during the years 1839 to 1843. By authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Edited by John Richardson … and John Edward Gray : Mollusca. By Edgar A. Smith.

    London : E. W. Janson, 1874. “No. XXI. June.” Large quarto (305 x 245 mm), original cloth backed stiff wrappers, previous owner’s pencilled inscription to front free-endpaper, pp [1 title], [2 blank], 1-7 (text), [1 blank], followed by 4 leaves of lithographed plates with tissue guards intact; a very good copy.

  • # 29711

    JOPPIEN, Rüdiger and SMITH, Bernard

    The art of Captain Cook’s voyages (four volume set in publisher’s box)

    Volume one : The voyage of the Endeavour 1768 – 1771. With a descriptive catalogue of all the known drawings of peoples, places, artefacts and events and the original engravings associated with them. Melbourne : Oxford University Press, 1985 (reprint). Folio, cloth in dust jacket, pp. xv; 247, illustrated. Volume two :  The voyage of …

  • # 29661

    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, partly unopened. Essay on the flora and fauna which once flourished in Antarctica. Trove locates a single copy (SLNSW)

  • # 29009

    McGREGOR, Alasdair

    Frank Hurley : a photographer’s life

    Melbourne : Viking, 2004. First edition. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 460, illustrated, inscription to title page, a very good copy. Famous for his photographs of the Mawson and Shackleton Endurance Antarctic expeditions, Hurley was a visual chronicler of major events the 20th century with ceaselesss energy and unbounded enthusiasm for his craft. This new …

  • # 27148

    [GUGK] SERGEEV, S. I. (ed.)

    Атлас мира. Австралия и Океания Антарктида / Atlas mira. Avstralii︠a︡ i Okeanii︠a︡ Antarktida

    Moskva : Glav. upr. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1982. Folio (335 mm), publisher’s pictorial laminated wrappers, pp 24; table of contents, symbols, abbreviations etc. (3-5), full-page colour maps with differing scales (6-15), index (17-24); text in Russian; a good, clean copy. Second edition (first published 1980) of this official Soviet government atlas …

  • # 26256

    BRITISH EMPIRE FILMS

    An epic of courage! “Scott of the Antarctic”.

    Souvenir of the Royal Command film. Sydney : British Empire Films, [1948]. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (central crease, light edge wear), pp. [16], 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 …

  • # 25215

    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 …

  • # 24978

    [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 [49]-54; the front is inscribed: ‘Mr Joseph Dalton Hooker. Admission Fee £2.6.0 …

  • # 25211

    NIHON SHONEN.

    [BOARD GAME; ANTARCTICA] Nankyoku Tanken Hikoki Sugoroku.

    [= 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 …

  • # 24514

    Scott, Captain Robert F. (1868 - 1912)

    The voyage of the ‘Discovery’

    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 …

  • # 24516

    SHACKLETON, Sir Ernest (1874 - 1922)

    South. The story of Shackleton’s last expedition 1914-1917

    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.

  • # 21896

    [CAMPE, Joachim Heinrich]

    Second voyage du Capitaine Cook autour du monde et dans les régions du Pôle Austral,

    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. …

  • # 21889

    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 …

  • # 20075

    WALCH, Johannes (1757-1824)

    Allgemeiner Atlas. Nach den bewährtesten Hülfsmitteln und astronomischen Ortsbestimmungen,

    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 [35] engraved maps, all with some degree of contemporary hand colouring; manuscript foliation and a few …

  • # 19892

    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 …