• # 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 …

  • # 19666


    The Polar collection of Andreas Züst

    London : Christie’s, 2002. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 188, extensively illustrated. Landmark collection of polar books.

  • # 14783

    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 (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 one …

  • # 19984

    JAMES, Rodney

    Sidney Nolan : Antarctic journey

    Melbourne : Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, 2006. Octavo, illustrated wrappers. Exhibition catalogue including full page colour images of works shown. Loosely enclosed : a first day cover with stamps of Nolan’s Antarctic paintings.

  • # 19507

    WILSON, David M.

    The lost photographs of Captain Scott

    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, [1]; black-and-white photographic plates throughout; a fine copy.

  • # 19509

    HURLEY, Frank (1885-1962) (photographer)

    South with Endurance : Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917 : the photographs of Frank Hurley.

    Ringwood, Vic. : Viking, 2001. Large quarto, publisher’s blue cloth boards in pictorial dust jacket, pp 320, illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographic plates (some in colour); a fine copy.

  • # 19322

    MURRAY, James; MARSTON, George; SHACKLETON, Ernest

    Antarctic days. (Deluxe edition)

    Sketches of the homely side of polar life by two of Shackleton’s men. Illustrated by the authors, James Murray and George Marston, and introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton. London : Andrew Melrose, 1913. Quarto, gilt-lettered blue cloth over bevelled boards with pictorial onlay (the covers flecked, short tear to headband), top edge gilt, front endpapers …

  • # 18989

    Mawson, Douglas, Sir (1882-1958)

    The home of the blizzard : being the story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911 – 1914

    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 …

  • # 18473

    BODMAN, Anders Gustaf (Gösta), 1875-1960

    The Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1904 : expedition meteorologist and hydrographer Gösta Bodman’s unpublished manuscript account in the form of an archive of his private letters and Antarctic journal; with original photographs taken on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.

    Sammelband of manuscript material housed in a modern album, quarto (295 x 245 mm), cloth-backed marbled papered boards, containing [270] pages of Bodman’s manuscript letters and commentary, much of it written on Svenska Sydpolsexpeditionen stationery, the individual items archivally mounted on stubs; compiler’s title leaf in typescript Den Svenska Sydpolarexpeditionen 1901 – 1904, skildrad i privatbrev …

  • # 18750

    SALGARI, Emilio (1862-1911)

    [CHILDREN’S] Au Pôle sud à bicyclette

    Traduction de l’Italien par J. Fargeau ; illustrations de Cazenove et Fontanez. Paris : Delagrave, c. 1908. Quarto, original pictorial boards gilt (lightly rubbed), pictorial spine with gilt lettering and decoration (rubbed), all edges gilt, 240 pp, illustrated; a very good copy. Text in French. A translation from the Italian of Salgari’s Al Polo Australe …

  • # 19612

    SHACKLETON, Ernest H., 1874-1922; et al.

    Aurora Australis

    Sydney : Bay Books, 1988. Quarto, cloth in dustjacket, pp. xxiii; [194], illustrated. Facsimile of the original 1909 edition printed and bound in Antarctica.

  • # 16914

    SCOTT, Robert Falcon (1868-1912)

    [ANTARCTICA] Scott’s last expedition.

    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 …

  • # 15429


    [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 …

  • # 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 …