Antarctica

  • # 16913

    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 (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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 14863

    SHACKLETON, Ernest H., 1874-1922; 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 …

  • # 16756

    DOORLY, Gerald S.

    The songs of the “Morning” : compiled and composed by Captain Gerald S. Doorly, one time Third Executive Officer, S.Y. Morning.

    Melbourne : Bread and Cheese Club, 1943. Quarto, original grey printed wrappers, staple bound, photographic frontispiece of the ship ‘Morning’ in McMurdo Sound (National Antarctic Expedition 1901-1904), pp. 18, [14] pages of music notation, 1 full-page comic illustration, ‘Dissecting the piano’; introduction by R.H. Croll providing historical background; later ex libris to inside front cover, …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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 …

  • # 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.