[Japan] : s.n., [produced around the Bunka period, 1804-1818]. Manuscript map of the world, ink and colour wash, 735 x 1280 mm, folding to 185 x 160 mm, on unbacked, thick paper; original blue paper wrappers with brushed title, bound in modern cloth boards; the map with numerous expert worming repairs to verso, otherwise very well preserved, …
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The Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1904 : expedition meteorologist and hydrographer Gösta Bodman’s unpublished manuscript account in the form of an archive of his private letters and Antarctic journal; with original photographs taken on Snow Hill Island, Antarctica.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  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 …
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 (a little wear at edges but a crisp and bright set), top edges gilt, pp xxx, 349; xiii, 338; extensively illustrated with colour and black and white plates, three folding …
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 …
SHACKLETON, Ernest H., 1874-1922; Bernacchi, Louis; Cherry-Garrard, Apsley; et al.
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 …
[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 …
[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 …
Scott, Captain Robert F. (1868 - 1912)
$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 …
COOK, James, 1728-1779; FORSTER, Georg, 1754-1794; FURNEAUX, Tobias, 1735-1781
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 …
FORBES, Henry O.
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.