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CATALOGUE 104     FALL 2004

Last Update:  April 26, 2005



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George Binney’s Copy

001. Abruzzi (H.R.H. the Duke of The). Farther North Than Nansen Being the Voyage of the Polar Star. London: Howard Wilford Bell, 1901. 1st Edition. [iv],97,[1]pp. Tall Octavo in original yellow and black pictorial gray cloth. Not illustrated. Sir George Binney's Copy with his signature and date (1924) in pencil on front pastedown. Some minor soiling to covers, upper corner of front board bumped. Better than usual copy. Newspaper clippings laid in. SOLD

AB 10422. A brief narrative of the Stella Polare Expedition, 1899- 1902. Much scarcer than the later two volume work ‘On the "Polar Star."

002. American Philosophical Society. Centenary Celebration. The Wilkes Exploring Expedition of the United States Navy 1838-1842, and Symposium on American Polar Exploration. February 23-24, 1940. [Cover Title]. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1940. 1st Separate Printing. [ii],519-950 + v,[8]pp. Octavo in slightly worn and soiled original pale green wrappers, with plates from photos, and illustrations in text from drawings (including maps), photos, etc. Scarce. SOLD

Spence 2050. Contains among other papers, 18 on the Wilkes Expedition and polar regions; including "The Discovery of Wilkes land" by William Herbert Hobbs, "The Flight of Admiral Byrd to the South Pole" by Capt. Harold E. Saunders, and "Glaciers of Antarctica" by Laurence M. Gould. Series: Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society for Promoting Useful Know 5- June 29, 1940

003. Amundsen, Roald. With Lincoln Ellsworth. The First Flight Across the Polar Sea. London: Hutchinson & Co. (Publishers) Ltd., no date. 274pp. Octavo in original blue cloth with plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos, etc., illustrations, and folding map (at end). F. Wilfred White's copy with his name written neatly in ink on front free endpaper. Fine copy. 200.00

Narrative of the first flight across the Arctic Ocean, from Spitsbergen to Alaska via the North Pole, in the dirigible 'Norge.' Additional chapters on "The Navigation over the Polar Sea" by HJ. Riiser-Larsen, Finn Malgrem on "Meteorological Observations," and B. L. Gottwaldt on "The Norge's Radio Equipment," with Joh. Hover and Gustav Amundsen.

Signed Copy with Scarce Fram Plate

004. Amundsen, Roald. The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912. New York: Lee Keedick, 1913. 1st American Trade Edition. xxxv,392;x,449pp. Two volumes Octavo in original gilt lettered blue cloth, gilt top edge others uncut, with numerous plates (including the scarce Fram plate often missing from the American Edition) from photos, illustrations, and 5 maps (including three folding and 2 colour). Minor dampstain affecting preliminaries along inner top margin, else a fine copy signed by Amundsen on front free endpaper of Vol. I.  SOLD

Rosove 9.B.2; Spence 18. The English Translation of 'Sydpolen'. The expedition was originally planned to repeat Nansen's drift with the Fram, through the Arctic Ocean, but on hearing the announcement of Cook's and Peary's claims of reaching the North Pole Amundsen turned towards the South. Scott's plans to attempt the South Pole were well known, and Amundsen was severely criticized for competing with Scott. The two polar journeys were done in marked contrast, and form part of one of the greatest dramas of exploration - Amundsen made his trip with dogs and skis, reaching the pole a month before Scott's party, with little difficulty. Scott and four others reached the pole, but died on the return just short of safety, after an heroic but ill-planned trip, dragging their own sleds.

Rare Franklin Search Item

005. Anderson, James. Letter from Chief Factor James Anderson to Sir George Simpson, F.R.G.S., Governor in Chief of Rupert Land. Communicated by the Hudson's Bay Company. [Cover Title]. London: Printed by W. Clowes and Sons, Stamford Street, and Charing Cross, no date circa 1856. 1st Separate Printing. 8pp. Octavo in original apple green wrappers. Fine unopened copy.  SOLD

AB 455 (RGS Journal article only), not in Peel, Sabin, NUC, BM or usual bibliographies. "From Fort Resolution: 2 June - 16 September; organized by the Hudson's Bay Company on receipt of Rae' s report of his discovery of Franklin relics in 1854 ... Anderson and Stewart were to descend Back River to its mouth and determine finally the fate of the Franklin expedition. They canoed to the mouth of Back River, where they found articles from Franklin's ships in the possession of Eskimos; [and] searched Montreal Island, where they found more relics ... They added little to Rae's findings..." Cooke & Holland - "The Exploration of Northern Canada [Toronto: 1978] p.212. "Read before the Royal Geographical Society of London on the 28th of January,1856".

006. [Arctic Club] Brewer, Wm. H. The Arctic Club Manual. New York: Arctic Club, 1906. 1st Edition. 63pp. Octavo in original gilt lettered brown cloth and patterned green endpapers with frontispiece portrait of Prof. Wm. H. Brewer (President of the Club since its inception 1894), decorative illustrations, and in Memoriam portrait plates of polar explorers.   SOLD

Includes a biographical list of members, and a chronological list of expeditions compiled by Albert Operti.

007. Armitage, Albert B. Two Years in the Antarctic Being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition. London: Edward Arnold, 1905. 1st Edition. xix,315pp. + 16pp. (publisher's ads dated October, 1905). Octavo in original pictorial green cloth with gilt lettered spine and white lettered front, with plates (including frontispiece), illustrations in text from drawings and folding map ( at end). Faint dampstain on inside front cover else an attractive copy of a scarce book. 1,700.00

Rosove 17.A1; Spence 67. Narrative of Scott's 'Discovery' expedition, by the second-in-command. One of the scarcest of the heroic age narratives.

Quarto Edition

008. Back, Captain George. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835. London: John Murray, 1836. 1st edition large paper copy to match other polar expeditions of the period. x,[2],663,[1]pp. Quarto in recent contemporary style full calf binding, gilt paneled spine with raised bands, and marbled endpapers, with sixteen mounted tissue plates, illustration, and large folding map. All plates and some leaves with unobtrusive embossed stamp in margin else a clean copy in an attractive binding. 3250.00

AB 851; Streeter 3705. Back, who had been with Franklin on both of his overland expeditions, was here sent out to locate John Ross, unreported after three winters in the Arctic. He traveled overland to Great Slave Lake, where he received of Ross' return to England; Back however continued on, descending the Fish (now Back) River then unexplored, to the Arctic Ocean.

009. Barrie, J.M. Like English Gentlemen. To Peter Scott from the Author of "Where's Master?". London: Hodder and Stoughton, [no date circa 1913]. 1st Edition. 61,[3]pp. Very good. 12mo (18.9cm) in original lightly soiled color illustrated white boards, (spine darkened) and illustrated endpapers. Scarce.  SOLD

Spence 1047, under "Peter Scott". Attributed by Explorer Books of England to playwright and Scott family friend J. M. Barrie.

010. Barron, Captain William. Old Whaling Days. Hull: Wm. Andrews & Co, the Hull Press, 1895. 1st Edition. x,211pp. Small Octavo (approximately 19cm tall) in original green cloth and patterned endpapers, half title browned else a very good, clean copy. Bookplate on front pastedown.  225.00

Jenkins p.78; AB 1094 - "Accounts of the author's many whaling voyages to Baffin Bay during the mid 19th century, describing the weather and ice conditions, life on board and the uncertainties of the industry..." A very scarce title!

011. Bartlett, Captain "Bob". Sails Over Ice. London / New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934. 1st Edition. xii,301pp. Fine copy in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original cloth and scarce dust jacket with frontispiece (portrait) and b&w plates (both sides) from photos. Foreword by Lawrence Perry. SOLD

AB 1110. The story of the schooner 'Elfie M. Morrisey' under the command of Captain Bob Bartlett, and her trips to Greenland, Alaska and the Canadian Arctic from 1925-33.

012. Beechey, Capt. F.W. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait to Co-Operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F. W. Beechey R.N. ... In the Years 1825, 26, 27, 28. London: Henry Colburn & Richard Bentley., 1831. 1st Octavo edition in 2 volumes. xxvi, 472; iv, 452pp. Very good. Two volumes in old half black calf with raised bands and gilt lettered maroon spine labels and marbled boards with 23 plates (4 double-paged), and 3 maps (2 folding). Occasional scattered light foxing and stains else clean copy, a few plates trimmed close. 2250.00

AB 1228. Narrative of an expedition to Bering Strait and beyond to meet and assist the Franklin and Perry expeditions, and to make scientific observations.

013. Beechey, Frederick William. A Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, Performed in His Majesty's Ships Dorothea and Trent, Under the Command of Captain David Buchan, R.N.; 1818; To Which Is Added, a Summary of All the Early Attempts to Reach the Pacific by Way of the Pole. London: Richard Bentley, 1843. 1st Edition. 1p.l.,ix,[1],351,[1]pp. Octavo in original publisher's blindstamped cloth and reddish-brown coated endpapers with 4 engraved plates (including frontispiece), 2 folding panoramic plates on blue paper, and folding map on front pastedown. Some offsetting from plates with light foxing to adjacent leaves, else a very good+ copy in a later binding. SOLD

AB 1230. Account of an expedition, under the command of Capt. Buchan in the 'Dorothea,' with the 'Trent' commanded by Sir John Franklin to discover a passage to the Pacific via Arctic waters.


014. Belcher, Capt. Sir Edward. The Last of the Arctic Voyages. Being a Narrative of the Expedition of H.M.S. Assistance Under the Command of

Captain Sir Edward Belcher, in Search of Sir John Franklin, During the Years 1852-53-54. With Notes on the Natural History, by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J. W. Salter, and Lovell Reeve. London: Lovell Reeve, 1855. 1st edition in 2 volumes. xx,383;vii,[1],419pp. Two volumes Octavo rebound in modern three quarter calf with gilt spine - gilt lettered maroon and green spine labels, with raised bands and panels with gilt devices, marbled boards and gilt top edge, 36 plates (many in color - including frontispiece - Volume I), illustrations, tables, and 4 maps (3 folding) mounted on linen. Andrew Taylor's copy with his tipped-in bookplates. Lightly soiled and scattered foxing. 3,250.00

AB 1241. Belcher's five ship squadron was the last expedition sent out by the British government to determine the fate of John Franklin. All subsequent expeditions were privately sponsored.

Signed Copy

015. Bernacchi O.B.E., L. C. Saga of the Discovery. London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited, 1938. 1st Edition. xv,240pp. Octavo in original dark blue cloth and dust jacket, with front endpaper map and plates (both sides) from photos, etc., illustrations in text (maps), and 2 folding maps. Endpapers slightly browned and spine with minor dampstain to edge of top corner in edge frayed slightly soiled dust jacket with wear to extremities. Signed on title page.  SOLD

Rosove 37.A.1; Spence 129. Includes Bernacchi's account of Scott's 'Discovery' Expedition, of which he was a member.

016. Boillot, Leon. Aux Mines D'or Du Klondyke. Paris: Hatchette & Cie, 1898. 1st Edition. 255pp. Very good. Tall Octavo in half red leather and marbled boards, and gilt top edge with frontispiece and plates (included in pagination) and illustrations in text, and folding map. Text in French.  SOLD

Contemporary account of the Klondike gold fields and Alaska by a French journalist.


017. Borchgrevink, C. E. First on the Antarctic Continent. Being an Account of the British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900. London George Newnes Limited 1910. 1st Edition. xv,333pp. + 32pp. (publisher’s catalogue). Fine. Octavo in original gilt lettered document decorated blue cloth with gilt vignette on spine and silver/gilt vignette on front, gilt top edge, and black coated endpapers with frontispiece portrait, many photo illustrations in text, and 3 folding colour maps. A fine bright copy. SOLD

Rosove 45.A1-a; Spence 152. Sponsored by Sir George Newnes and led by Borchgrevink, was the first to establish a base on the main body of the continent, and was also the first Scientific party to winter over.


In the Very Scarce Dust Jacket

018. Brainard, David L. Six Came Back. The Arctic Adventure of David L. Brainard. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company Publishers, copyright date 1940. 1st Edition. 305pp. Octavo in original blue cloth, with endpaper maps and 12 plates (including frontispiece portrait). Fine copy in a very good dust jacket. SOLD

AB 2071. Brainard was one of only six survivors on the disastrous Greely expedition to Lady Franklin Bay, 1881-1884.


019. British Polar Exhibition. 1930. The Polar Book. London: E. Allom & Co. Ltd, [no date circa 1930]. 1st Edition. 115pp. Very good. Octavo in original pictorial wrappers with folding map (inside rear cover). F. Wilfred White's copy. SOLD

Contributors include explorers and historians on the history and aims of polar exploration, the science and natural history, whaling, equipment and provisioning.

020. Brooks, Alfred H. With L. M. Prindle. The Mount McKinley Region, Alaska with Descriptions of the Igneous Rocks and of the Bonnifield and Kantishna Districts. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1911. 1st Separate Printing. 234pp. Very good. Small Folio in original wrappers with plates from photos and drawings, six maps ( including three large folding in rear envelope), and illustrations in text from drawings.  SOLD

AB 2272. Account of the geologic and topographic reconnaissance in 1902 in the Mount McKinley region by the author, with additional information for the geologist, prospector, hunter, and settler. Also includes an account of the surveys conducted by R. W. Porter during Frederick Cook's second attempt to ascend Mt. McKinley in 1906.

021. Brooks, Charles Wolcott. Arctic Drift and Ocean Currents, Illustrated by the Discovery on an Ice-Floe Off the Coast of Greenland of Relics from the American Arctic Steamer "Jeannette". San Francisco, California: Geo. Spalding & Co., Printers, 1884. 1st Separate Printing. 18pp. Very good. Octavo in original printed gray wrappers with map. SOLD

Not in AB. "Read before the California Academy of Sciences September 1 st, 1884". At head: "Early Migrations".

022. Brown, R. N. Rudmose. A Naturalist at the Poles. The Life Work and Voyages of Dr. W. S. Bruce the Polar Explorer. London: Seeley, Service & Co., 1923. 1st Edition. 1p.l.,[vii]-[x],11-316pp. + [8].[4]pp. (publisher's ads and catalogue). Octavo in original illustrated black cloth with blue lettered spine and blue vignette of ship on front with frontispiece portrait and 22 plates from photos, one illustration (map) and 2 folding colour maps. F. Wilfred White's copy with his name on front free endpaper and his pencil notes, etc in margins. A bright attractive copy. SOLD

Rosove 51.A1 - State D; Spence 194; Arctic Bibliography 2334. Much on Bruce's work in the Antarctic while on the "Baleana" & "Scotia" expeditions, as well as his Franz Josef & Spitsbergen work.

023. Brown, R. N. Rudmose. The Polar Regions. A Physical and Economic Geography of the Arctic and Antarctic. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1927. 1st Edition. ix,245,[1]pp. + 8pp. (publisher's catalogue). Very good. Octavo in original green cloth with gilt lettered spine, 23 illustrations (maps), and 2 folding colour maps. F. Wilfred's copy with his name in ink on front free endpaper and a few notations in pencil.  SOLD

AB 2326; Rosove 1044; Spence 196. A survey of Arctic and Antarctic topics, especially scientific.

024. Bryant, Henry G. With Prof. T. C. Chamberlin & Dr. Axel Ohlin. The Auxiliary Expedition of 1895. With Supplementary Reports. Philadelphia: Bulletin of the Geographical Club, 1895. 1st Separate Printing. (Wrappers) 77pp. Very good. Octavo in original slightly soiled off-white wrappers with plates from photos and 2 maps (one folding). 1" closed tear front wrapper.  SOLD

AB 2402. 1894 expedition arranged and largely financed by Peary, and managed by the Geographical Club of Philadelphia to relieve Peary's 1893-5 Expedition stationed at 'Anniversary Lodge' on Bowdoin Bay (Inglefield Gulf, North Greenland). Includes an account of the Falcon's voyage from St. John's, Newfoundland to Inglefield Gulf, scientific and shore visits along the coast of Greenland, the search for the missing Swedish scientists across Baffin Bay and into Jones Sound and the return voyage.

025. Browne, Belmore. The Quest of the Golden Valley. A Story of Adventure on the Yukon. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1916. 1st Edition. viii,[2],279pp. +[2]pp. (ads). Very good. Small Octavo in original pictorial red cloth with 8 plates (including frontispiece) from drawings by the author. Spine lettering partially flaked off. Fiction. Rare.  SOLD


026. Bull, H. J. The Cruise of the "Antarctic" to the South Polar Regions. London: Edward Arnold, 1896. 1st Edition. 5p.l.,243pp. + 4pp. (ads) + 32pp. (catalogue dated February 1896). Very good. Octavo in original silver decorated cloth and black coated endpapers, with 12 plates, including frontispiece after painting W. L. Wyllie, A.R.A., and 11 plates after paintings by W. G. Burn Murdoch. F. Wilfred White's copy with newspaper clippings on pastedowns. Lower corners slightly bumped. 1250.00

Rosove 55.A1; Spence 210; Jenkins p.85. An account of the Norwegian expedition of 1894-5, sent out by Svend Foyn to investigate whaling possibilities in the Antarctic. The expedition made the first known landing on the continent, at Cape Adair.

027. Byrd Antarctic Expedition 1933-35]. Byrd Antarctic Expedition I "City of New York". Fraunfelter China Company of Ohio, 1933. Very good. Souvenir 'Fraunfelter China' blue and white beer mug with vignette on one side of the "City of New York," Byrd's flagship on his first expedition to the Antarctic 1928-30, and a penguin on the other.  SOLD

Beer Mug made by the Fraunfelter China Company of Ohio in 1933 for Byrd's second Antarctic expedition.

028. Chappell, Lieut. Edward. Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Bay in His Majesty's Ship Rosamond Containing Some Account of the North-Eastern Coast of America and the Tribes Inhabiting That Remote Region. London: J. Mawman, 1817. 1st Edition. [xii],279pp. Very good. Octavo in contemporary tree calf with gilt lettered red spine label, folding map (frontispiece), and 4 engraved plates. Two institutional stamps on title page with some offsetting from frontispiece and from a few plates, else a clean copy. 750.00

AB 2994. A voyage to York Factory in the summer of 1814 by the second-in-command.

029. Charcot, J. B. The Voyage of the "Why Not?" In the Antarctic. The Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [no date circa 1911]. 1st English Translation. viii,315pp. Very good. Quarto in original gilt lettered illustrated blue cloth with folding frontispiece, many plates from photos, map. Spine faded with some foxing to endpapers and minor bowing in covers. Historian F. Wilfred White's copy with his name in ink on front free endpaper and notations in pencil in margins. 600.00

Spence 262. First edition in English. Narrative of the voyage of the "Pourquoi Pas?", Charcot's second French Antarctic expedition on which he discovered Marguerite Bay, Charcot Island & the Fallieres Coast; wintered at Petermann Island, and charted portions of the Palmer Peninsula.

Classic Travel Narrative

030. Cherry-Garrard, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctica 1910-1913. London: Constable and Company Limited, 1922. 1st Edition. lxiv,300,[4];viii,301-585pp. 2 volumes Octavo in original blue library issue binding with 6 colour plates from water colours by Edward A. Wilson, b&w plates from sketches by Edward A. Wilson, and photos, etc., 4 maps (3 folding), and 10 folding panoramas (present only in the first edition). F. Wilfred White's copy with his name in ink on front free endpapers and his notations in pencil. SOLD

Rosove 71.A2; Spence 277. A classic - it has been called "The best polar book ever written." Cherry-Garrard was assistant zoologist with Scott's last expedition, and the "Worst Journey" was a mid-winter trek to Cape Crozier to study emperor penguins, with Edward Wilson and Birdie Bowers, both would later died with Scott on the return from the South Pole.

031. Christian, Edgar. Unflinching. A Diary of Tragic Adventure. With an Introduction and Conclusion by B. Dew Roberts and a Preface by Major Hon. J., J. Astor, M.P. London: John Murray, 1937. 1st Edition 2nd Printing. vii,2l.,156pp. 12mo in original gilt lettered blue cloth and very scarce soiled dust jacket with plates (including portrait frontispiece) from photos.  SOLD

AB 3146. Diary account by a 19 year-old member of the ill-fated three man expedition, led by John Hornby, to the Thelon Game Sanctuary in 1926-7.

032. Cook, Dr. Frederick A. Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899. A Narrative of the Voyage of the Belgica Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole. New York: Doubleday & McClure, 1900. 1st Trade Edition. xxiv,478pp. Octavo in original decorated cloth, gilt top edge others uncut, with four colour plates, many b&w plates from photos, and illustrations in text from drawings (including map). One corner slightly bumped but still an attractive copy uncommon in this condition. 1000.00

Spence 312. Narrative of the voyage of the Belgica in the Antarctic under Gerlache, and the only published first-person account of this expedition. Cook served as surgeon and anthropologist, and Roald Amundsen (then little known) was first mate.

Presentation Copy

033. Cook, Frederick A. My Attainment of the Pole. Being the Record of the Expedition That First Reached the Boreal Center 1907-1909. With the Final Summary of the Polar Controversy. New York: Polar Publishing Co., 1911. 1st Edition. xx,[2],604pp. Very good. Quarto in original gilt lettered illustrated brown cloth with plates (including frontispiece portrait) and illustrations. Inscribed and signed by Cook on front free endpaper. 600.00

AB 3389. First edition of Cook's narrative of his shoe-string expedition on which he claimed to have reached the north pole.

Signed Limited Edition

034. Cook, Frederick A. Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899. A Narrative of the Voyage of the " Belgica " Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole. New York: Doubleday & McClure Co., 1900. 1st edition limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies. xxiv,478pp. Very good. Thick Quarto in original binding with four coloured plates (including frontispiece), b&w plates from photos and illustrations in text from drawings (including maps). Copy #215 with extra engraved portrait.  SOLD

Spence 312 (Trade Edition). Account of the 1897-99 Belgian Antarctic Expedition in the Belgica, a 3 mast steam sailing ship formerly the whaler Patria sponsored by the Belgian government. Frederick Cook joined the expedition at Rio. The ship made 20 separate landings on the islands off the Antarctic Peninsula and became the first scientific vessel to visit the continent itself. After crossing the Antarctic circle the Belgica became trapped in the pack ice and drifted for a year before being cut out pf the ice. The expedition coasted Graham Land and discovered Belgica Strait while Amundsen became the first person use skis in Antarctica.

035. Coxe, William. Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. To Which Are Added, the Conquest of Siberia and the History of the Transactions and Commerce Between Russia and China. London: J. Nichol for T. Cadell, 1787. 3rd edition Revised and corrected. xxvii,454pp. Octavo in original quite mottled leather boards, newly rebacked, with four folding maps, and folding plate. Bookplates on front free endpapers. 1000.00

Howes C-834; Ricks P.73; Tourville 1106. This is the third edition, and the first to contain the supplement "A Comparative View of the Russian Discoveries with those made by Captains Cook and Clerke...".

036. Cumpston, J. S. Macquarie Island. Canberra, Australia: Antarctic Division, Department of External Affairs, 1968. 1st Edition. xii,380pp. Small quarto in original green cloth, endpaper maps, with frontispiece and plates (both sides) from photos and illustrations in text from drawings (including maps). Name and address written in ink on title page in and worn dust jacket, chipped at top of spine. 150.00

A history of this sub-Antarctic island, 1000 miles south of Hobart, since its initial discovery in 1810 by the 'Perseverance'.

Very Scarce in the Original Edition

037. Cyriax, Richard J. Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition. The Franklin Expedition: A Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy. London: Metheun & Co. Ltd., 1939. 1st Edition. xviii,222pp. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth with one illustration (map) and three folding maps (at end). F. Wilfred White's copy.  SOLD

Not in AB. Most copies were destroyed in a warehouse fire. This account of the Franklin expedition deals primarily with addressing the fortunes of the expedition. The author has included a brief account of the search for the lost expedition and has attempted to present an outline of the principal events which, while not associated with the search itself, have occurred in connection with the ill-fated enterprise. The narrative has been compiled from both published and non-published sources.

038. Dash, Paul R. The Cook-Ed-Up Peary-Odd-Ical Dictionary and Who's Hoot in the Best Arctic Circles Including Advices on How to Find the Pole and Prove It, Geographic Observations Etc, Etc. Written by Degrees by Disagreeing Fellow of Various Degrees of Fearlessness, Commanded. Boston: John W. Luce and Company, 1910. 1st Edition. [68]pp. Very good. Small Octavo in original parchment backed silver paper covered boards with title in white on front cover and illustrated gray endpapers, with decorative illustrations and rare insert piece in envelope tipped onto recto of frontispiece. Minor staining to lower half of spine.  SOLD

A satirical look at the Cook-Peary North Pole controversy " ... By Paul R. Dash of 40 Degrees North Latitude (Meaning Boston) Pictorially Punctured by D. C. Bartholomew…."

Rare Heroic Age Narrative

039. Davis, John King. With the "Aurora" in the Antarctic 1911-1914. London: Andrew Melrose, Ltd., no date circa 1919. 1st Edition. xxi,[1],183pp. Good to very good. Octavo in original blue cloth with many illustrations in text from photos and maps, plus folding map at end. F. Wilfred White's copy with his name in ink on front free endpaper and a few notations in pencil. Cloth with some minor bubbling (typical with this book). 1,000.00

Rosove 87.A1.9; Spence 384. With Douglas Mawson's first Antarctic expedition, by the captain of the "Aurora," the expedition ship. A very, very scarce account.

040. Dawson, George M. Report on an Exploration in the Yukon District, N.W.T., And Adjacent Northern Portion of British Columbia. 1887. Montreal: Dawson Brothers, 1888. 1st Separate Printing. 277,vipp.. Good to very good. Octavo in original wrappers with sepia toned plates from photos and folding index map. SOLD

AB 3733. Account of the 1887 Canadian Yukon Expedition under G. W. Dawson to explore and survey the Yukon district and determine the point at which the Yukon or Pelly River crosses the 141st meridian. Series: Geological Natural History Survey Canada. Part--B Annual Report, 1887

Very Scarce - Complete with Map

041. Dobbs, Arthur. An Account of the Countries Adjoining to Hudson's Bay, in the North-West Part of America: Containing a Description of Their Lakes and Rivers, the Nature of the Soil and Climates, and Their Methods of Commerce, &C. Shewing the Benefit to Be Made by Settling Colonies, and Opening a Trade in These Parts; Whereby the French Will Be Deprived in a Great Measure of Their Traffick in Furs, and the Communication Between Canada and Mississippi Be Cut Off. With an Abstract of Captain Middleton's Journal, and Observations upon His Behaviour During His Voyage, and Since His Return. To Which Are Added, ... The Whole Intended to Shew the Great Probability of a North-West Passage, . London: Printed for J. Robinson, at the Golden Lion in Ludgate-Street, 1744. 1st Edition. 1p.l.,ii,211pp. Very good. Small Quarto in full modern calf with raised bands and gilt lettered maroon spine label, decorative chapter headings and initials, and the scarce folding map. 9,850.00

Hill p.84- "This book was published in the midst of a controversy between Dobbs and Christopher Middleton; the latter had been sent out by the former to search for a Northwest Passage but had failed. Dobbs was convinced that there was such a passage and charged Middleton with collusion with the Hudson's Bay Company to prevent the successful exploration of two or three inlets in the western part of Hudson Bay..." Streeter 3637; Howes D373.

042. Dumont D' Urville, Jules S.C. An Account in Two Volumes of Two Voyages to the South Seas. Volume I: Astrolabe 1826-1829. Volume II: Astrolabe and Zelee 1837-1840. Carlton, Victoria: Melbourne University Press, #0-522-84338, 1987. 1st Edition. liii,312;xii,[313]-634pp. Fine. Two volumes Octavo in original beige cloth and dark blue endpapers with gilt lettered red spine labels in blue cloth slipcase, with b&w and colour plates, and illustrations in text (including maps) . Translated and edited by Helen Rosenman--From the French.  SOLD

Rosove 108.A1. First complete translation of the leader's account of this major voyage. Dumont D'Urville was in the Antarctic at about the same time as James Clark Ross and Charles Wilkes. This book was originally published in Australia in 1987 in a very small edition, then republished in Hawaii in 1988.

043. Dyer, E. Jerome. The Routes and Mineral Resources of North Western Canada. London: George Philip & Son, 1898. 1st Edition. xx,268pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered blue cloth and yellow coated endpapers with three maps (two folding - including large colour map at end). Small tear at top of spine repaired. Very scarce.  SOLD

Scarce compilation from other sources describing the mining fields being developed, the routes to the Yukon and the far North West Territories with accounts, of the Klondike gold rush, methods of mining, the navigation of the rivers, with distances of routes, the conditions to be encountered and suggested outfits.

044. Ellsworth, Lincoln. With Roald Amundsen. Air Pioneering in the Arctic. The Two Polar Flights of Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth. Part I: The 1925 Flight from Spitzbergen to 88 North. Part II: The First Crossing of the Polar Sea, 1926. New York: National Americana Society, 1929. 2nd printing. [x],126pp. Very good. Folio in original gilt lettered blue cloth and blue endpapers with gilt top edge, photogravure plates, and plates from facsimiles and maps. Lincoln Ellsworth’s name on front free endpaper. Edited and arranged by Howard Eldred Kershner. Very Scarce. 3,250.00

Collection of articles on Ellsworth's two Arctic expeditions with Amundsen, the first flying from Spitsbergen to the North Pole in two planes, largely financed by Ellsworth, the party of six reached 878 44N before being forced down with engine trouble. In 1926 Amundsen and Ellsworth returned to the Arctic, this time in the semi rigid airship, the 'Norge,' making the first crossing of the polar sea from Spitsbergen to Teller, Alaska over the North Pole.

045. Ellsworth, Lincoln. Search. New York: Brewer, Warren & Putnam, 1932. 1st Edition. xxvii184pp. Octavo in original black cloth, gilt top edge, others uncut and price clipped dust jacket, with plates (including frontispiece) from photos. A bright copy in the scarce dust jacket, slightly soiled with two small chips. Foreword by Gilbert H. Grosvenor. 250.00

AB 4574. Autobiographical, including detailed accounts of his arctic flights with Amundsen.

Inscribed and Signed Copy

046. Evans, Capt. Edward R. G. R. South with Scott. London and Glasgow: Collins Clear-Type Press, [no date]. Later impression. 318pp. Very good. 1 mo in original wine colour cloth and gray illustrated endpapers with 4 plates (including frontispiece) from photos and folding map at end. Inscribed and signed by Evans on title page to Col. H. Burchall.  SOLD

Spence 432. One of the last published accounts of Scott's last expedition, reprinted many times in many editions.

047. Fraser, James Duncan. The Gold Fever or Two Years in Alaska: A True Narrative of Actual Events As Experienced by the Author. [Honolulu]: Privately Printed, copyright date 1923. 1st Edition. 100pp. Fine. Octavo in original green wrappers with decorative illustrations. 150.00

AB 5212; Tourville 1638. Account of a trip into the Klondike via the White Pass then down the Yukon River.

048. Fricker, Dr.Karl. Antarktis. Berlin: Schall & Grund, 1898. 1st Edition. 1p.l. (publisher's ads) + vi,[ 2],230pp. + 1 leaf (publisher's ads). Fine. Octavo in original gilt lettered half green cloth and beige paper wrappers with gray coated endpapers, plates, illustrations, and folding map (at end). 150.00

Rosove 143.A1; Spence 484. The first volume in the "Bibliothek der Landerkunde" series. At the time the best general overview of the Antarctic regions.

049. Gerlache de Gomery, Adrien. Voyage de la Belgica. Quinze Mois Dans L' Antarctique. Paris / Bruxelles: Hachette Et Cie / G. Lebegue Et Cie, 1902. 2nd Edition (not stated). 3p.l.,iv,[2],291,[1]pp.. Very good. Octavo in three-quarters red morocco and marbled boards, with gilt top edge others uncut, and marbled endpapers, title page printed in teal & black. Many plates (including frontispiece portrait) and illustrations from photos (some full page), and folding map (at end). Preface by Elisee Reclus. 750.00

Rosove 147.B2. A narrative of the Belgian Antarctic Expedition of 1897-99, on which both Frederick Cook and Roald Amundsen were members. Scarce.

Franklin Search

050. Gilder, William H. Schwatka's Search. Sledging in the Arctic in Quest of the Franklin Records. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1881. 1st Edition. xvi.316pp. + [3]ppp (publisher's ads). Octavo in original decorated brown cloth and dark blue coated endpapers with engraved frontispiece portrait, text illustrations, and 2 colour maps (one double-paged). Wear to extremities.  SOLD

AB 5745. Schwatka had hoped to locate written records from Franklin's last expedition. Although unsuccessful, he set a sledging record, traveling 4500 km in 50 weeks, from Marble Island to King William Island and back. Gilder was second-in-command.

051. Godfrey, Wm. C. Godfrey's Narrative of the Last Grinnell Arctic Exploring Expedition, in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853-4-5. With a Biography of Dr. Elisha Kent Kane, from the Cradle to the Grave. Philadelphia: J. T. Lloyd & Co., 1857. 1st Edition. 267pp. + [5]pp. (ads). Very good. Small Octavo in original blindstamped mauve cloth and pale yellow endpapers, with wood engraved plates (including frontispiece) and illustrations in text. Cloth faded to brown. Scarce. SOLD

AB 5838. Account by a seaman on the 'Advance' of the 2nd Grinnell Expedition under Dr. Elisha Kane in the Smith Sound Region.

Nares Expedition

052. Great Britain Parliament. Papers and Correspondence Relating to the Equipment and Fitting Out of the Arctic Expedition of 1875, Including

Report of the Admiralty Arctic Committee [Together With] Chart to Accompany Papers. London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1875. 1st printing. 40pp. and 1p.l. + chart. Very good. Folio in new blue wrappers with large folding map. At Head: Arctic Expedition & Nares Expedition. Very scarce. 800.00

AB 45251 & 45252. Series: Great Britain. Parliament. Command Paper. No.C.-1153

Franklin Search Expeditions

053. Great Britain. Parliament. Further Correspondence and Proceedings Connected with the Arctic Expedition. Presented to Both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1852. 1st printing. 216pp. Very good. Folio in recent quarter navy blue calf backed blue paper covered boards with 3 maps (1 folding). Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. At Head: Arctic Expeditions. 3,600.00

AB 45229 - "Major document. Contains reports, covering 1850-52, of expeditions in Bering Strait under Collinson's command, reports of expeditions in the eastern Canadian Arctic by DeHaven, John Ross, Austin & Penny; and reports by Rae of his expedition to southwest Victoria Island. Numerous letters are included, speculations on the activities of the Franklin Expedition, various proposals for further search, etc.".


054. Great Britain. Parliament. Additional Papers Relative to the Arctic Expedition Under Orders or Captain Austin and Mr. William Penny. London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1851. 1st printing. iii,370pp. Very good. Folio in full navy blue calf with gilt lettered spine and raised bands, and marbled endpapers, with numerous maps and illustrations, including 6 folding maps. 3,600.00

AB 45228. Contains extensive and detailed reports by sledgers from Austin' and Penny's expeditions.

055. Great Britain. Parliament. Report of the Committee Appointed by the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to Inquire into and Report on the Recent Arctic Expeditions in Search of Sir John Franklin, Together with the Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Committee, and Papers Connected with the Subject. London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1852. 1st printing. lix,[3],199pp. Very good. Folio in recent quarter black calf and marbled boards with matching endpapers and 2 folding maps (at end) . At Head: Arctic Expeditions. 3,600.00

AB 45227.

056. Hayne, M. H. E. The Pioneers of the Klondyke: Being an Account of Two Years Police Service of the Yukon. London: Sampson Low, Marston and Company, 1897. 1st Edition. xii,2l.,184pp. + tipped in Erratum (opp. p.171). Very good. 12mo in original gilt lettered and decorated red cloth with gilt vignette of nugget on front cover and plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos taken by the author, and one illustration (map). Spine faded with some foxing affecting primarily endpapers and a few leaves front and back.  SOLD

AB 6803; Ricks p.118; Tourville 2005; Wickersham #4333. "Tales from a Royal Northwest Mounted Police detachment stationed near Forty Mile on the Yukon, 1895-97".

Presentation Copy to Noel E Odell

057. Hobbs, William Herbert. Peary. New York: MacMillan Company, 1936. 1st Edition. xv,502pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original gilt lettered blue cloth, dust jacket and original cardboard shipping box with plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos, and illustrations from drawings (including maps). Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper to Noel Odell.  SOLD

AB 7160. Biography of Robert E. Peary with appendices including a list of his publications.

058. Holland, Clive. (Editor)-- Manuscripts in the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England: A Catalogue. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., #0-8240-9394-1, 1982. 1st Edition. xii,815pp. As new. Octavo in original blue cloth. Not illustrated.  SOLD

Catalogue of the Scott Polar Research Institute Manuscript holdings with indexes for both Arctic and Antarctic expeditions, and whaling and sealing voyages.

059. Howgate, Henry W. Polar Colonization. Memorial to Congress and Action of Scientific and Commercial Associations. Washington, D.C.: Beresford Printer, [no date circa 1879]. 1st Edition. 143pp. Very good. Octavo in original printed wrappers, repaired, with folding map frontispiece of the North Polar Regions of the Western Hemisphere showing the location of the Proposed Colony on Lady Franklin Bay, and 2 plates from photos. Faint institutional stamp on rear wrapper. Scarce. 600.00

AB 7454. Contains a review of recent expeditions to the Smith Sound region; outline of a plan for an expedition to and establishment of a colony at Lady Franklin Bay, with a report on the Howgate Preliminary Arctic Expedition to Cumberland Sound in 1877-78.

060. Hubbard Junior, Mrs. Leonidas. A Woman's Way Through Unknown Labrador. An Account of the Exploration of the Nascaupee and George Rivers. New York: McClure Company, 1908. 1st American Edition. xvi,338pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered blindstamped red cloth with frontispiece portrait from drawing by J. Syddall, plates from photos and folding map. Previous owner's names (including small handstamp) on front free endpaper and minor wear to extremities with the folding map. 200.00

AB 4559. Includes the diary by Leonidas Hubbard on his fateful expedition supplemented with Wallace's account on the latter part of the expedition.

061. Hubbard, Thomas H. With Charles R. Duvall & Hugh C. Mitchell. To Students of Arctic Exploration. The Geographic Position of Camp Jessup, and the Reduction of the Observations of R. E. Peary, in the Vicinity of the North Pole [Cover Title]. Rome: Secretary Gen. 10th Inter. Congress, 1913. 1st Separate Printing. [36]pp. Fine. Tall Octavo in original self-wrappers as issued. Reprinted from the Acts of the 10th International Congress of Geography, Rome, 1913. 100.00

AB 7504 (article only). "Contains a review of Peary's achievements in attaining the North Pole by T. H. Hubbard; a presentation of results and discussion of the astronomical observations for geographic position made by Peary in the vicinity of the Pole, and by Peary and other members of the expedition at Camp Jessup on northern Ellesmere Island, by H. C. Mitchell and C. R. Duvall".


062. Huntford, Roland. Scott & Amundsen. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1979. 1st Edition. xx,[2],665pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Thick Octavo in original blue buckram and dust jacket with plates (both sides) from photos and illustrations in text from drawings (maps). Title page with publisher's file copy stamp and signature of the author.  SOLD



063. Jackson, Frederick G. A Thousand Days in the Arctic. New York and London: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1899. 1st US Edition in One Volume. xxiii,940pp. + [iv]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered illustrated gray cloth, gilt top edge, others uncut with plates, including two frontispiece portraits, illustrations, and 5 folding maps. Partially unopened.  SOLD

AB. 7943. Narrative of the Jackson-Harmsworth expedition to Franz Josef Land, financed by Harmsworth & led by Jackson. Three years were spent exploring and mapping the archipelago, then little known. Includes account of Jackson's famous meeting with Nansen.

064. Jochelson, Waldemar. Archaeological Investigations in Kamchatka. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1928. 1st Edition. viii,88pp. Fine. Quarto in original gray cloth with 19 plates from photos, illustrations in text (including sketch maps) and folding map. 150.00

Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington. Publication No. 388

065 Jochelson, Waldemar. Archaeological Investigations in the Aleutian Islands. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1925. 1st Edition. ix,145pp. Very good. Quarto in original beige wrappers with 28 plates from photos, illustrations in text and folding map. Some scattered light foxing primarily adjacent to plates, title page and rear blank. Previous owner's name neatly printed top corner of front cover. 185.00

Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington. Publication No. 367

066. Jochelson, Waldemar. History, Ethnology and Anthropology of the Aleut. Washington: Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1933. 1st Edition. v,[3],91pp. Very good. Small Folio (approximately 30.5cm tall) in original beige wrappers with illustrations from photos. Name printed neatly top corner of front cover. 150.00

AB 8136. One of several reports on Kamchatka and the Aleutians resulting from the Kamchatka-Aleutian Expedition sent to the area in 1909-10 by the Imperial Russian Geographical Society of Petrograd with the financial backing of Moscow banker F. P. Riaboushinsky. All are quite scarce. Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington. Publication No. 432

067. Johansen, Hjalmar. With Nansen in the North. A Record of the Fram Expedition in 1893-96. London: Ward, Lock and Co Limited, 1899. 1st English Translation. viii,351pp. + 8pp (ads). Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth and black coated endpapers with green toned plates (including frontispiece portrait) and b&w illustrations in text. F. Wilfred White's copy with his name in ink on half-title. Front hinge repaired. Translated by H. L. Braekstad.  SOLD

AB 8185. Johansen was a member of Nansen's FRAM expedition - "so eager to take part in the expedition, as no other post could be found for him, he accepted that of stoker" - and his companion on the famous journey over the ice towards the north pole and then to Franz Josef Land. Johansen's account seems considerably scarcer than Nansen's best selling FARTHEST NORTH.

068. Kane, Gen. Thomas L. Alaska and the Polar Regions. Lecture of Gen. Thomas L. Kane, Before the American Geographical Society, in New York City, Thursday Evening, May 7, 1868. New York: Journeymen Printers' Co-Op. Assn., 1868. 1st Separate Printing. 32pp. Very good. Octavo sewn as issued in original printed wrappers. Not illustrated. SOLD

Not in AB. Lecture on the Alaska purchase with some historical background on exploration and the northwest passage.

069. Kean, Captain Abram. Old and Young Ahead. A Millionaire in Seals Being the Life History of Captain Abram Kean, O.B.E. London: Heath Cranton Limited, 1935. 1st Edition. 219pp. Octavo in original blue cloth and slightly soiled and chipped dust jacket with 8 plates (including frontispiece portrait). Foreword by Sir Wilfred Grenfell.  SOLD

AB. 8469. Autobiography of a Newfoundlander, noted for his work in the cod and seal fisheries.

070. Klondike Nugget. The Klondike Nugget--Supplement. Saturday, June 17, 1899 [Caption Title]. Dawson, Y.T.: Klondike Nugget, 1909. 2pp. Very good. One sheet (approximately 31 x 21.5 cm) printed both sides in three columns. Not illustrated. Small stain in right hand column with a closed tear in bottom margin not affecting text. Rare.  SOLD


071. Koolemans Beynen, L. R. De Reis Der Pandora Naar de Noordpoolgewesten, in Dem Zomer Van 1875. Amsterdam: C. F. Stemler, 1876. 1st Octavo edition. 96pp. Fine. Octavo in original printed pink wrappers with folding colour map at end. 200.00

Not in AB. Account of the private expedition under Sir Allen William Young to make a northwest passage by a member of the expedition.

072. Lambert, Gustave. L'expedition Au Pole Nord. Extrait Du Bulletin de la Societe de Geographie. Paris: Au Siege de la Societe, 1868. 1st Separate Printing. 134pp. Very good. Octavo in red cloth with original wrappers bound in and folding colour map (at end). Contents with scattered light foxing. 250.00

AB 9632 (Article only). Lambert puts forward a program of French polar exploration, in addition to proposing an approach to the North Pole via the Bering Strait, with summaries of current opinions on routes to the Pole, scientific knowledge and arctic exploration in general.

073. Lanman, Charles. Farthest North: Or, The Life and Explorations of Lieutenant James Booth Lockwood, of the Greely Arctic Expedition. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1885. 1st Edition. 1p.l.,333pp. Very good. 12mo (approximately 17.8cm tall) in original gilt lettered blue cloth and yellow coated endpapers with engraved frontispiece (portrait), 4 plates and folding map (skillfully repaired) at end.  SOLD

AB 9669. First edition. Based on Lockwood's diaries - he was not among the few survivors of Greely's Lady Franklin Bay expedition.

074. Lauridsen, Peter. Russian Explorations, 1725-1743. Vitus Bering: The Discoverer of the Bering Strait. Chicago: S.C. Griggs & Company, 1889. 1st American Edition Revised by the Author. xvi,223pp. Very good. Small octavo (approximately 19.7cm tall) in original red cloth, spine faded, and brown coated endpapers with two folding maps tipped in at front & rear pastedowns. Spine faded, as usual, with contemporary gift inscription on first blank. Introduction by Frederick Schwatka. Translated by Julius E. Olson.   SOLD

Not in AB; Howes L-141; Tourville 2642.

075. Lecointe, Georges. Expedition Antarctique Belge. Au Pays Des Manchots. Recit Du Voyage de la "Belgica". Bruxelles: J. Lebegue & Cie, 1910. 2nd Edition. 324pp. + [1]pp (table of contents). Good to very good. Octavo in original illustrated brown wrappers with many plates (including frontispiece), illustrations from photos, and 3 folding maps. This edition has been reset in a larger format with fewer maps then the first edition, but with additional illustrations. White lettering on spine and front cover and white on illustration on front largely flaked off, a few leaves roughly opened. 625.00

Rosove 199.B1; not in Spence, which lists the first edition of 1904 (#698). Lecointe was second-in-command of Gerlache's 1897-98 Belgian Antarctic Expedition in the ship "Belgica". Roald Amundsen & Frederick Cook were members. There is no English translation. Very scarce.

076. Lee, Alfred E. The Liard Trail to the Klondike. Alfred E. Lee's Diary of an Expedition from Edmonton 1897- 1898. Montreal: Printed for Private Distribution by Katharine Lee Gilliland, Etc, 1976. 1st Edition. 1p.l.,xx,270pp. Very good. Quarto in original green wrappers with plates (included in pagination) from photos, maps, drawings, facsimiles, etc Some fading to spine and corners very slightly dog eared. Annotated by Thomas L. Brock.  SOLD


077. Lynch, Jeremiah. Three Years in the Klondike. London: Edward Arnold, 1904. 1st Edition. 4p.l.,280pp. +16pp. (ads dated October 1903). Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered grey cloth with plates (including frontispiece) from photos and partly coloured folding map (at end). Publisher's copy with ' File Copy ' label on front cover and publisher's stamp on title page.  SOLD

AB 10490; Tourville 2819. Account of Dawson and life in the Klondike, 1898-1901.

078. M' Cormick, Deputy Inspector-General R. Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and Round the World: Being Personal Narratives of Attempts to Reach the North and South Poles; And of an Open-Boat Expedition Up the Wellington Channel in Search of Sir John Franklin and Her Majesty's Ships "Erebus" and "Terror," in Her Majesty's Boat "Forlorn Hope," Under the Command of the Author to Which Are Added an Autobiography, Appendix, Portraits, Maps, and Numerous Illustration. London: Samson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1884. 1st Edition. xx,432;xii,412pp. Very good. Two volumes Quarto in modern half calf and marbled boards with gilt spines, 37 tinted lithographed plates, including 3 portraits and 5 folding, 24 steel engraved plates, engraved illustrations in text, and 5 colour maps (1 folding). A few discreet blindstamps in margins of plates and some leaves, else an attractive copy of a scarce work, published at the author's expense in an edition of 750 copies. Without the reviews at end, found in later issues. 2,750.00

AB 10582; Spence 747. Contains an account of Parry's Expedition in 1827 with notes on the geology, botany and reindeer of Spitsbergen Island and plans for reaching the north pole, plus his account of his search for Franklin under Belcher. With an autobiography of the author appended including notes, documents, etc relating to the Franklin Search. Index.

William Herbert Hobb’s Copy

079. M'Dougall, George F. The Eventful Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ship "Resolute" to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin...To Which Is Added an Account of Her Being Fallen in with by an American Whaler in Barrow Straits. London: Longman, Brown, Etc, 1857. 1st Edition. x1,530pp. + 1 leaf (ad) + [2]pp. (publisher's ad). Very good. Octavo in recent half leather and marbled boards with 8 color lithograph plates, and folding map. Hobbs' bookplate on front pastedown. 1650.00

AB. 10603. The RESOLUTE, under Capt. Kellett, was part of Belcher's five ship squadron, and abandoned on Belcher's orders in May 1854. She drifted to Baffin Bay and she was found and brought to the United States by the whaler GEORGE HENRY. The U.S. Government purchased her and returned her to England.

080. MacGahan, J. A. Under the Northern Lights. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1876. 1st Edition. viii,339pp. + 40pp. (publisher's catalogue). Very good. Octavo in beveled edge green cloth and brown coated endpapers with 8 engraved plates and illustrations in text, and folding map. Light wear to extremities else an attractive copy. SOLD

AB 10616. Narrative of Capt. Allen Young's expedition in his yacht 'PANDORA' (later the 'JEANNETTE') 1875-6, into Lancaster Sound, Barrow Strait, and into Peel Sound. Also contains an account of Young's sledge trips during M'Clintock's 'FOX' expedition.

081. MacKenzie, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal on the River St Laurence, Through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans; in the Years 1789 and 1793. With a Preliminary Account of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Fur Trade of That Country. London: Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies, Strand; Cobbett and Morgan, Pall, 1801. 1st Edition. viii,cxxxii,412pp. + errata leaf (at end). Very good. Quarto in speckled calf binding, skillfully rebacked with original gilt spine laid down, new marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Engraved frontispiece portrait and 3 folding maps. An attractive copy with the scarce half-title. 7,250.00

Peel 25. Classic travel narrative with a preface followed by 132 pages on the history of the fur trade. According to the D.N.B. The "Voyages"was compiled by William Combe from Mackenzie's notes. Includes vocabularies of the Kristeneaux, Algonquin, Chepewyan, Nagailer, and Atnah Indian languages.

Greely Expedition

082. Mackey, T. J. The Hazen Court-Martial: The Responsibility for the Disaster to the Lady Franklin Bay Polar Expedition Definitely Established, with Proposed Reforms in the Law and Practice of Courts-Martial. New York: D. Van Nostrand, Publisher, 1885. 1st Edition. 364pp. Very good. Octavo in original pictorial gilt decorated blue cloth with beveled edges and brown coated endpapers. Previous owner's name on front blank. Rare.  SOLD

Not in AB. The court-martial proceedings of General Hazen who was responsible for the two Greely relief expeditions of 1882 and 1883.

083. Markham, Admiral Sir Albert H. The Life of Sir Clements R. Markham, K.C.B., F.R.S. London: John Murray, 1917. 1st edition. xi,384pp. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth with photogravure portrait (frontispiece) and eight plates. Scattered light foxing.  SOLD

Spence 751.

084. Markham, Albert Hastings. The Voyages and Works of John Davis, the Navigator. London: Hakluyt Society, 1880. 1st Edition. 6p.l.,xcv,392pp. Very good. Octavo in Original blue cloth and coated pale yellow endpapers with folding facsimile (frontispiece), plates (some folding), illustrations, and folding map. Without the large folding map issued separately. Spine a bit faded and stained. SOLD

Not in Arctic Bibl; National Maritime Museum Catalogue, Vol I-764 - "This is a reprint, with editorial comment, of the description of Davis' three voyages, 1585-7, contained in Hakluyt. Davis' navigational work: the Seaman's Secrets, published in 1607, is also reprinted." the list of illustrations calls for a separately issued map, not here present.

085. Markham, Sir Clements R. The Lands of Silence. A History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration. London: Cambridge University Press, 1921. 1st Edition. xii,539pp. Very good. Small quarto in original silver decorated blue cloth with 26 plates, illustrations in text (including maps) and 2 folding maps. F. Wilfred White's copy with his name on front free endpaper and a few neat notes in pencil + notes and related newspaper clippings laid in loose.  350.00

AB 10939; Spence 755. Particularly valuable because of Markham's personal involvement in many of the British polar expeditions during the late 19th - early 20th centuries.

086. Mawson, Sir Douglas. The Home of the Blizzard. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911- 1914. London: William Heinemann, 1915. 1st Edition. xxx,349;xiii,338pp. Very Good+ Two volumes Quarto in the original decorated blue cloth with two photogravure plates (frontispieces), eighteen colour plates, b&w plates from photos, illustrations (including maps), and three folding maps in rear pocket of volume II. Previous owner's name and bookseller’s blindstamp on front free endpaper of each volume. Minor grease stain on inside front cover. 950.00

Spence 773. Account of the 1911-14 Australian Antarctic Expedition led by Douglas Mawson. The expedition discovered 1,320 miles of land, including the Mertz, Denman, and Scott Glaciers; the Davis Sea; and mapped 800 miles of coastline between Gaussberg and Cape Adare, along Adelie Land coast and beyond.

087. McLain, John Scudder. Alaska and the Klondike. New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1907. 2nd Edition. xiv,1l.,330pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered green cloth with frontispiece and illustrations in text from photos and folding map (at end) . SOLD

AB 10657; Tourville 2925. A journalist's account of the U.S. Senate Committee on Territories' trip to Dawson in the summer of 1903, via Skagway and the White Pass, then down the Yukon River and along the coast to Nome.

088. Miethe, A. With H. Hergesell. Mit Zeppelin Nach Spitzbergen. Bilder Von Der Studienreise Der Deutschen Arktischen Zeppelin-Expedition. Mit Einem Vorwort S.K.H. Des Prinzen Heinrich Von Preussen. Berlin: Deutches Verlagshaus Bong & Co., 1911. 1st Edition. [viii],291pp. Very good. Small Quarto in original gilt lettered, decorated blue cloth with beveled edges, decorative endpapers and red edges (faded), with colour and b&w plates and illustrations from photos, etc. Text in German.  300.00

AB 11391. Account of the German Arctic Zeppelin Expedition in the ships Mainz, Carmen and Fonix from July-August 1910 to study West Spitsbergen and its waters in relation to airship exploration of the Arctic regions.

089. Mill, Hugh Robert. The Siege of the South Pole. The Story of Antarctic Exploration. London: Alston Rivers, Ltd, 1905. 1st Edition. xvi,455pp. Very good. Octavo in original decorated green cloth with numerous plates, illustrations and folding maps (one colour). Endpapers and adjacent leaves a bit browned else a nice, clean copy.  SOLD

Rosove 226.A1.c. A classic account of Antarctic exploration.

090. Millard, Fred John. Detecto Freti Hudsoni or Hessel Gerritsz's Collection of Tracts by Himself, Massa and de Quir on the N.E. And W. Passage, Siberia and Australia. Reproduced, with the Maps, in Photolithography in Dutch and Latin After the Editions of 1612 and 1613. Augumented with a New English Translation by ... And an Essay on the Origin and Design of This Collection by S. Muller Fz. Keeper of the Records at Utrecht. Plus Others [With] Description of the Land of the Samoyeds in Tartary, ... 1875. Amsterdam: Frederick Muller & Co., 1878. 1st Edition. 2p.l.,xxviipp. + facsimiles (unpaginated) + 47pp. Very good. Octavo in original printed paper covered boards. Unopened. At head (printed in red): the Arctic North-East and West Passage. 275.00

Not in AB. This collection of tracts on Arctic discoveries, by Hudson and other explorers, originally edited by Hessel Gerritsz in 1612 has been reproduced with the very rare Dutch original, the Latin translation, and all the maps. A new English translation has been added with a new essay by Mr. S. Muller, to explain the origin and design of the collection.

091. Morrell, Capt. Benjamin. A Narrative of Four Voyages, to the South Sea, North and South Pacific Ocean, Chinese Sea, Ethiopic and Southern Atlantic Ocean, Indian and Antarctic Ocean. From the Year 1822 to 1831. Comprising Critical Surveys of Coasts and Islands, with Sailing Directions. And an Account of Some New and Valuable Discoveries, Including the Massacre Islands, Where There Thirteen of the Author's Crew Were Massacred and Eaten by Cannibals. To Which Is Prefixed a Brief Sketch of the Author's Early Life. New York: J. and J. Harper, 1832. 1st Edition 1st Issue. 4p.l.,xxvii,492pp. + 4pp. ads. Very good. Octavo rebound in half polished calf and cloth boards with engraved frontispiece portrait and tables. A few pages browned with some scattered light foxing, less than usual, else a nice copy. Bookplates and bookseller's ticket on front endpapers. SOLD

Rosove 232.A1; Spence 814. Account of an American sailor who went to sea in 1811, was first mate on the 'Wasp' in the Antarctic in 1821, and later in 1822-23 as her Captain, during which he made a controversial survey of East Antarctica waters, claiming to have reached 70 14 S in the Weddell Sea and reporting new land 'New South Greenland' (later disproved). He visited Islas Diego Ramirez, Tierra del Fuego, and the Falkland Islands, then Georgia; Bouvetoya, where he landed and took 172 Fur seal skins; Iles Kerguelen and the South Sandwich Islands.

092. Murdoch, W. G. Burn. From Edinburgh to the Antarctic. An Artist's Notes and Sketches During the Dundee Antarctic Expedition of 1892-93. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1894. 1st Edition. x,[2],364pp. + 32pp (publisher's catalogue dated 12/96). Very good. Octavo in original silver decorated dark green textured cloth and black coated endpapers with many illustrations in text and two maps (one folding) . SOLD

Rosove 234.A1.a; Spence 825. Narrative of the pioneering British whaling reconnaissance expedition to the Antarctic.

093. Murray, James. Antarctic Days. Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's Men. London: Andrew Melrose, 1913. 1st Trade Edition. xxi,199pp. Good to very good. Octavo in original blue cloth with half tone plates (including frontispiece) from photos and illustrations in the text from drawings. Tipped on the front endpaper is a real photo postcard of the Imperial Transantarctic Expedition, signed and dated by George Marston.  2, 000.00

Rosove 236.A2; Spence 831. A classic Antarctic narrative by two members of Shackleton's 1907-09 expedition.

094. Nansen, Fridtjof. The First Crossing of Greenland. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1890. 1st English Translation. xxii,51pp. + 24pp. (publisher's catalogue dated 10/91);x,509pp. Very good. Two volumes Octavo in original decorated gray cloth, gilt top edge and original coated dark gray endpapers, with 12 plates (including frontispiece in each volume), woodcut illustrations in text and 5 folding colour maps (one with tear in margin). F. Wilfred White's copy with his name in ink on front free endpapers and his notations in pencil. An attractive set with only light scattered foxing. 750.00

AB 11985. Translation of Nansen's 'Paa ski over Gronland' with an added preface, a chapter on 'The Eskimo of Greenland,' index and tables of illustrations.

095. Nares, Capt. Sir G. S. Journals and Proceedings of the Arctic Expedition, 1875-6, Under the Command of Captain Sir George S. Nares, R.N., K.C.B. London: Harrison & Sons, 1877. 1st Edition. vii,484pp. Very good. Folio in quarter calf cloth and marbled boards, with original front wrapper laid down and bound in, with plates and maps (many folding). At Head: 1875-6. Arctic Expedition. SOLD

AB 45255. Detailed information and reports on all aspects of the expedition's activities & observations, including Allen Young's voyage in the PANDORA in 1876.

096. Nares, Capt. Sir G. S. Narrative of a Voyage to the Polar Sea During 1875-6 in H.M. Ships Alert and Discovery. With Notes on the Natural History Edited by H. W. Feilden, ... Naturalist to the Expedition. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington, 1878. 1st Edition. xl,395;viii,378pp. Very good. 2 volumes Octavo in quarter blue morocco with gilt spines and marbled boards, matching endpapers and gilt top edge with six mounted photo plates (including frontispiece in each volume, seven woodcut plates and illustrations, and 2 folding maps. A clean attractive set. SOLD

AB 12026A. Voyage through Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, Smith Sound, Kane Basin, Robeson and Kennedy Channels to Lincoln Sea; wintering of the 'Discovery' in Lady Franklin Bay and the 'Alert' in Lincoln Bay, northern Ellesmere Island. Describes ice conditions, health, and the sledge trips to northeastern Ellesmere and northwestern Greenland with notes on the wildlife, ice, coastal features, vegetation, etc.

097. Niedieck, Paul. Cruises in the Bering Sea Being Records of Further Sport and Travel. London: Rowland Ward, Limited, 1909. 1st Edition. xv,252pp. Very good. Octavo in original cloth and zebra patterned endpapers with frontispiece (portrait), plates and illustrations in text from photos, and folding map in rear pocket. 600.00

AB 12254. Accounts of big game hunting, with historical notes, description of the Chukchis, the mining and fisheries of Alaska, the Aleuts and Tinglits, and remarks on Alaskan scenery based on a trip from Japan in 1906 to the east coast of Kamchatka and the Gulf of Anadyr, then across Bering Strait to Nome and southward to Unalaska , Kenai Peninsula and down the inside passage.

098. Nordenskiold, Otto & Joh. Gunnar Anderson. Antarctica or Two Years Amongst the Ice of the South Pole. London: Hurst and Blackett, Limited, 1905. 1st English Translation. xviii,[4],608pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered illustrated green cloth with frontispiece (portrait), many photo illustrations in text, 4 colour plates, and 4 color maps, (3 folding). Minor edge darkening from age else a clean, attractive copy.  SOLD

Rosove 240.A1; Spence 860. Narrative of the Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1904, which wintered at Snow Hill Island on the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition ship "Antarctic", operating independently, was crushed in the ice and the crew wintered at Paulet Island. One of the scarcest of the Heroic Age first-person narratives.

099. Nordenskjold, Otto. Antarctic Zwei Jahre in Schnee Und Eis Am Sudpol. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1904. 1st German Edition. xxiii,373;vi,406,[iii]pp. Very good. Two Volumes Octavo in original decorative cloth with illustrations from photos, etc and folding map (laid in loose). Bookplate on front pastedown.  SOLD

100. Ogilvie, William. Early Days on the Yukon & the Story of Its Gold Finds. Ottawa: Thorburn & Abbott, 1913. 1st Edition. xii,306pp. Fine. Small Octavo in original gilt lettered red cloth with plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos. SOLD

Tourville 3391.

101. Ogilvie, Wm. The Klondike Official Guide Canada's Great Gold Field the Yukon District. With Numerous Maps and Illustrations and Regulations Governing Placer Mining. Toronto: Hunter, Rose Co., Limited, The, 1898. 1st Edition. [viii],[9]-153pp. +liiipp. (illustrated ads). Very good. Octavo in original pictorial wrappers, slightly dust soiled, with 8 part colour maps (one double-paged + seven sectional maps), illustrations (including frontispiece) from photos, and drawings. Small erasure on front wrapper with perforated stamp on first four leaves and front wrapper and ink handstamp on title page else a nice clean copy.  SOLD

AB 12750; Tourville 3394. Detailed account, by William Ogilvie - Astronomer of the Department of the Interior, Dominion Land Surveyor and explorer, of the Lewes River and the Yukon River to the Alaska boundary, the routes to the Yukon, and regulations.

Lord Torphichen’s Copy

102. Osborn, Lieutenant Sherard. Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal; or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852. 1st Edition. vii,1l.,320pp. Very good. Small Octavo in contemporary full tan calf, with marbled endpapers and edges, four colour lithograph plates (including frontispiece), and folding map outlined in colour. Inscription to James Walter Sandilands [12th Lord Torphichen 1846 - 1915] upon leaving Eton, on first blank, with his bookplate on front pastedown and a later bookplate on front free endpaper. A clean, attractive copy with only a trace of offsetting from plates. 1250.00

AB 12899. Account by the commander of the 'Pioneer' on the Franklin search expedition, under Capt. H. T. Austin. The 'Resolute' and 'Assistance' with the tender 'Pioneer' made their way to winter quarters at Griffith Island via Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, and Barrow Strait before returning. The account includes descriptions of the West Greenland Eskimos, ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic, and accounts of their sledge journeys.

103. Palmer, Frederick In the Klondyke Including an Account of a Winter's Journey to Dawson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. 1st Edition. x,1l.,218pp. + [2]pp. (ads). Very good. Small Octavo in original pictorial brown cloth with 24 plates (including frontispiece) from photos. A bit of soiling to bottom of title page else a very good copy. SOLD

AB 13068; Tourville 3749. "Concerning Dawson and the Klondike gold fields just after the gold rush of 1898 with notes on Canadian policy".

104. Palmer, J. C. Thulia: A Tale of the Antarctic. New York: Samuel Coleman, 1843. 1st Edition. 72pp. Very good. Original blind & gilt stamped cloth with twelve woodcut illustrations (several full page). 1,100.00

Rosove Spence 246.A1; Haskell 186 - "The following is a true story of the incidents more minutely detailed in the Appendix, to which the reader is referred for a narrative prepared from the journals of the "Flying Fish". It is unfortunately happened that all these journals...Were...Lost...So that the account which I wrote only for the gratification of a new friends, has become the only remaining history of a highly interesting adventure" - preface. The "Flying Fish's" cruise alone in Antarctic waters. The illustrations by A. T. Agate, one of the expedition's artists, and after which Agate Pass, the northern boundary of Bainbridge Island, is named.

105. Parry, William Edward. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage ... With an Appendix, ... Vol. I. [With] Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage .... With an Appendix, ... Vol. II. [With] Journal of a Third Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passsage ... Vol. III. [With] Narrative of a Voyage to Reach the North Pole. Vol. IV. [With]. A Supplement to the Appendix of Captain Parry's Voyage ... [Together With] Appendix to Captain Parry's Journal of a Second Voyage [Together With] North Georgia Gazette and Winter Chronicle. Vol. V. London: John Murray, 1821-1828. 1st Editions. 4p.l.,xxix,[2],310,clxxix;4p.l.,xxx,[2],571;xxviii,186,[2],151;xxii,[2],229;3p.l.,clxxi-cccx[ie ccx],2p.l.,432,xii,132pp. Very good. Five volumes Quarto uniformly bound in full calf, marbled endpapers and edges with numerous plates (including extra 19th century portrait of Parry - frontispiece in 5th volume) and maps (part folding), illustrations in text, and tables (part folding). Volumes II-V, rebacked with new gilt spines and gilt lettered black morocco spine labels, with Volume I bound to match. Discreet institutional blindstamp on title pages and one text leaf in each volume with occasional offsetting from plates else a clean, attractive set. 12,500.00

AB 13145; 13142; 13144; 13146; and 12547. A complete set of Parry's voyages including three for the discovery of a North-west passage, the first which was quite successful and an attempt to reach the North Pole, along with the North Georgia Gazette and appendices, seven titles complete in five volumes. Very Scarce as a complete set.

Miniature Arctic Council

106. Pearce, Stephen] Dancer, John Benjamin. The Arctic Council, Discussing the Plan of Search for Sir John Franklin. John Benjamin Dancer, [no date circa 1853]. Very good. Microphotograph, mounted on a glass side with yellow paper title and description, by John Benjamin Dancer of a painting, commissioned by Col. John Barrow, Secretary of the Admiralty of the 'Arctic Council,' being thirteen portraits painted by Stephen Pearce in 1851, and engraved by James Scott in 1853. 250.00

Dancer was a noted nineteenth-century Manchester optician/ microscope maker, and the inventor of microphotographs. The painting now in the National Portrait Gallery in London) entitled: "The Arctic Council Discussing the Plan of Search for Sir John Franklin" depicts round a table, at which Rear-Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort is seated in earnest conversation with Sir John Richardson surrounded by Capt. Sir George Back, Admiral Sir Edward W. Parry, Capt. E. J. Bird, Sir J. C. Ross, John Barrow Esq., Lt.-Col. Sabine, Capt. W. A. B. Hamilton, and Capt. F. W. Beechey with portraits on the wall of Sir John Franklin, Captain Fitzjames, and Sir John Barrow.

107. Pearson, Henry J. "Beyond Petsora Eastward." Two Summer Voyages to Novaya Zemlya and the Islands of Barents Sea. London: R. H. Porter, 1899. 1st Edition. xiv,335pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered, decorated green cloth with beveled edges and black coated endpapers with colour frontispiece (bird eggs), numerous b&w plates from photos, illustrations (maps and plans) in text, and 2 folding maps (at end). Very light foxing adjacent to frontispiece else a fine copy. Appendices by Colonel H. W. Feilden--On the Botany and Geology. 400.00

AB 25015. An account of two voyages to Novaya Zemlya in 1895 and 1897 to study the bird life.

108. Pike, Warburton. Through the Subarctic Forest. A Record of a Canoe Journey from Fort Wrangel to the Pelly Lakes and Down the Yukon River to the Behring Sea. London: Edward Arnold, 1896. 1st Edition. xiv,1l.,295pp. + 32pp. (publisher's catalogue dated October, 1896).

Very good. Octavo in original pictorial brown cloth and black coated endpapers with plates from drawings (including frontispiece) and two folding maps.  SOLD

AB 13528. Narrative of a trip in 1892, with a description of the Frances River and Lake route, the course of the Pelly River, the Yukon from the mouth of the Pelly to the Yukon Flats, the Kuskokwim River and the Eskimos along the eastern shore of Bering Sea to Unlaska.

109. Rasmussen, Knud. Across Arctic America. Narrative of the Fifth Thule Expedition. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1927. 1st US Edition. xx,388pp. Octavo in original gilt lettered blue cloth and scarce dust jacket with endpaper maps, plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos, and four maps (one folding). Pages slightly browned with some minor spotting to leaves adjacent to plates else very good in the scarce dust jacket. 325.00

AB 14179. An abridged translation of 'Fra Gronland til Stillehavet,' 1925.

110. Richardson, Sir John. The Polar Regions. London: Adam and Charles Black, 1861. 1st Edition. ix,[3], 383pp. Very good. Octavo in original indigo blindstamped cloth with new endpapers, and folding map. Map a bit worn and foxed. A clean copy with bookplate on front pastedown. 275.00

AB 14501. Polar Discoveries up to the Franklin search expeditions ending in 1859.

111. Royal Geographical Society. A Selection of Papers on Arctic Geography and Ethnology. Reprinted, and Presented to the Arctic Expedition of 1875, by the President, Council, and Fellows of the Royal Geographical Society. London: John Murray, 1875. 1st Edition. xii,292pp. Fine. Octavo in original blindstamped blue cloth with gilt lettered spine, and brown coated endpapers, with two folding maps (one colour) and illustrations in text. 475.00

At head: "Arctic Geography and Ethnology." Contributors include Dr. Robert Brown, Dr. Rink, Admiral Baron von Wrangell, and Vice-Admiral R. Collinson on Geography, and Clements R. Markham, and Doctors Rink and Simpson, etc on Ethnology.

112. Russell, Frank. Explorations in the Far North. Iowa: University of Iowa, 1898. 1st Edition. (Wrappers) vii,[1],290pp. Very good. Octavo in new gray wrappers with original darkened spine, uncut with plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos and folding map. Edge of frontispiece repaired, with several institutional stamps, else a clean copy.  SOLD

AB 15019. Narrative of the author's journey to Fort Rae and his life with the Indians, winter travel, hunting for caribou, buffalo, and musk oxen in the Great Slave Lake Region and north and eastward into the Barren Grounds. Also includes descriptions of the northern Athabaskan tribes.

113. Rymill, John. Southern Lights. The Official Account of the British Land Expedition 1934-1937. London: Chatto and Windus, 1938. 1st Edition. xv,[1],296pp. Small Quarto in original green cloth with gilt lettered brown spine label and uncommon dust jacket with numerous plates (including frontispiece) and 3 colour maps (2 folding). F. Wilfred White's copy with his name on front free endpaper and his pencil notations in margins and on endpapers. Dust jacket has several creases and old tape repairs, chipped at top of spine. 275.00

Spence 1016. A major expedition which did considerable exploration on the Antarctic peninsula, including aerial surveys.

114. Schley, Winfield S. and Professor J. R. Soley. The Rescue of Greely. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1885. 1st Edition. vii,277pp. Octavo in gilt lettered blue cloth with 14 engraved plates and 3 fold. maps (in 5 parts). Bookplate on front pastedown, a fine bright copy uncommon thus.  SOLD

AB 15483. Schley led the expedition that finally rescued Greely and the few survivors on his Lady Franklin Bay expedition.

115. [Scott, Robert F.]. Antarctic Expedition Memorial Plaque. [no date]. Very good. Embossed bronzed copper memorial plaque (26 x 36.2cm) in a  plaster on wood frame with four scenes from the 1910-1913 expedition: the first showing a dog sledge leaving the 'Terra Nova,' the second Scott's polar party ready to man-haul a sledge, the third of the five-man party at the pole, and the fourth of the memorial and burial place of Scott, Wilson and Bowers. Scenes are quartered with scroll work border with names of the five who died: Oates, Scott, Bowers, Wilson and Evans, and in the outer corners medallion portraits of Scott, Kathleen, and their infant son Peter, and a medallion view of the monument to Scott. In the centre is a small medallion of a mask of the ship's-cat 'Nigger.' Plaster on wood frame; small damage along the bottom edge. 1,000.00


Inscribed and Signed

116. Shackleton, E. H. The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With an Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic

Pole by Professor T. W. Edgeworth David, F.R.S. London: William Heinemann, 1909. 1st Edition. xlviii,372;xvi,419pp + tipped in errata (opp. p.1 Volume II). Very good. Two volumes Small Quarto in original decorative blue cloth with gilt lettered spines and silver lettered illustrated front, gilt top edge, others uncut, with two photogravure plates (frontispiece each volume), twelve colour plates, b&w plates from photos and diagrams, illustrations in text, and three folding maps in rear pocket of volume II. Inscribed and signed by Shackleton on front free endpaper of Volume I in August of 1911. Spines slightly faded else a clean copy with only a hint of foxing to uncut edges and half titles.  SOLD

          Rosove 305.B1.a; Spence 1097. Shackleton who had been on Scott's "Discovery" expedition, led the second expedition to do major exploration the continent almost reaching the pole, before being forced to turn back 180kms short.

Signed by Two Expedition Members

117. Shackleton, Sir Ernest. The Heart of the Antarctic. Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. London: William Heinemann, 1910. Popular Edition in One Volume. xv,[1],368pp. Very good. Small Octavo in original navy blue cloth with gilt lettered spine and gilt decorated front, gilt top edge with 4 colour plates after watercolours, b&w plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos, illustrations and folding map (at end).. Tear in margin of map. Signed by two expedition members on half title Raymond Priestley and Philip Brocklehurst.  SOLD

Rosove 305.D1; Spence 1101. With a new preface by Shackleton, omitting Mill's historical introduction and most of the appendices.

Signed by Three Expedition Members

118. Shackleton, Sir Ernest. South: The Story of Shackelton's Last Expedition 1914-1917. London: William Heinemann, 1919. 2nd Impression. xxi,[1],376pp. Very good. Octavo in original silver lettered, illustrated navy blue cloth with blue top edge, colour frontispiece and b&w plates from photos, and large folding map (at end). F. Wilfred White's copy with his name on front free endpaper and his notations in pencil, typed letter signed on note paper from the director of the Royal Geographical Society laid in. Signed by three members of the expedition on the half title. L. Greenstreet, W. B. How and Charles J. Green "the Antarctic Chef."  SOLD

Rosove 308.A2. Printed on superior paper than the 1st Impression.


Shackleton Cylinder Recording

119. Shackleton,Lieut. E. H.]. My South Polar Expedition. National Phonograph Co., [no date circa 1910]. Very good. 4 minute spoken record, recorded in the 'Edison Amberol Cylinder' format on March 30, 1910 by Lieut. E. H. Shackleton and released July 1910 in the original cardboard container complete with recorded version in CD format. SOLD

Series: Edison Amberol Record. No. 473

120. Shackleton-Rowett Expedition]. Report on the Geological Collections Made During the Voyage of the "Quest" on the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition to the South Atlantic & Weddell Sea in 1921-1922. London: British Museum, 1930. 1st Edition. vipp. + 3l.,161pp. Very good. Octavo in original wine cloth with 3 plates (including frontispiece) and illustrations in text from sketch maps, plans, etc. From the library of Wilfred White with his name in ink on front free endpaper and a few notations in pencil.  SOLD


Signed Photograph

121. [Shackleton] Photographer Unknown. Portrait. Aberdeen: the Studio, [no date circa 1921]. Very good. Photograph 17x12.5cm on Embossed Mount in wood frame (overall size 27.2x19.5cm) inscribed and signed on mount by Shackleton April 1921. Some light silvering. 3500.00


122. Simpson, Alexander. The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson. The Arctic Discoverer, by His Brother. London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 1st Edition. viii,424pp. Very good. Octavo in recent quarter leather and marbled boards with matching endpapers, engraved frontispiece portrait and folding map. Several institutional stamps else a nice copy of a scarce title. 1,400.00

AB 16116. Includes a detailed account of Dease & Simpson's explorations along the Arctic coast of America, and of Simpson's mysterious death. "Simpson was an explorer who could translate an overwhelming resolution by amazing personal exertion into magnificent achievement. Back is a man to admire, Simpson one to marvel at." - Mirsky, "To the Arctic!".

Search for Franklin

123. Snow, W. Parker. Voyage of the Prince Albert in Search of Sir John Franklin: A Narrative of Evey-Day Life in Arctic Seas. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. 1st Edition. xvi,416pp. + 32pp (publisher's catalogue dated June 10, 1850). Very good. Octavo in original blindstamped blue cloth and blue patterned endpapers with ads on pastedowns, uncut, with four color lithograph plates (including frontispiece and extra title page), and folding map. Some scattered foxing to lithograph frontispiece and title page with name on title page else a clean copy in the original cloth.  2,000.00

AB 16362. The author was a surgeon aboard the "Prince Albert", under Capt. Forsyth, on this 1850 voyage to Lancaster Sound & Barrow strait, sponsored by Lady Franklin. From the library of John Weaver.

124. Speck, Frank G. Naskapi. The Savage Hunters of the Labrador Peninsula. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1935. 1st Edition. 248pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth and rare dust jacket with plates (including frontispiece) from photos and illustrations. SOLD


125. Spurr, Josiah Edward. Through the Yukon Gold Diggings: A Narrative of Personal Travel. Boston: Eastern Publishing Company, 1900. 1st Edition. 276pp. Very good. Octavo in original illustrated brown cloth with frontispiece and illustrations in text from photos. 325.00

AB 16657; Ricks p.208; Wickersham 4417. Popular account of the author's trip for the U.S. Geological Survey in 1896 to the Upper Yukon River and down its course to St. Michael via the Dyea and Chilkoot Pass.

126. Sverdrup, Otto. New Land. Four Years in the Arctic Regions. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1904. 1st English Translation. xvi,496;xii,504pp. Fine. Two volumes Octavo in original silver decorated blue cloth and coated black endpapers with plates (including frontispieces) from photos, illustrations from photos and drawings (maps), and 5 maps on three folding sheets (including 4 colour on 2 sheets in rear pocket). F. Wilfred White's copy with his name in ink on half titles and notations in pencil, with only minor fading to spine else a clean bright set.  SOLD

AB 17322. Narrative of the second Fram Expedition, 1898-1902, under Sverdrup. Includes the mapping of southern & western Ellesmere Island, and the discovery of Axel Heiberg, Ellef Ringnes, Anud Ringnes, and Findlay Islands. The expedition filled in the last major unknown area on the map of the western Arctic.



127. Taylor, Griffith. With Scott: The Silver Lining. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1916. 1st Edition. First Issue. xiv,[2],464pp. Very good. Octavo in original decorated dark forest green cloth with plates from photos (including frontispiece portrait), illustrations (including maps), and 2 folding maps. This is the first issue, without the inserted leaf iv*/iv** containing the author's preface, as found in most copies. F. Wilfred White's copy with his name in ink on front free endpaper and his notations in pencil.  SOLD

Spence 1183. Taylors's account of Scott's last expedition, 1910-1913, one of the scarcest of the first-person accounts.

128. Tomlinsom, Charles. Summer in the Antarctic Regions; A Narrative of Voyages of Discovery Towards the South Pole. With a Map of the Antarctic Regions. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1848. 1st Edition. v,[7]-203,[1]pp. + [4]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. 24mo in original blindstamped green cloth and pale yellow endpapers with folding map frontispiece and engraved illustrations (some full paged). 325.00

Spence 1207.

129. Traill, Henry Duff. The Life of Sir John Franklin, R. N. With Maps, Portraits, and Facsimiles. London: John Murray, 1896. 1st edition. 10,[2],445pp. + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. Octavo in original brown cloth and patterned grey endpapers, uncut with two photogravure portraits (including frontispiece), two facsimiles and two coloured maps (one folding). Name on half title with scattered light foxing, primarily to edges and preliminaries. 360.00

AB 17923. Biography.

130. Trimmer, F. Mortimer. The Yukon Territory. The Narrative of W. H. Dall, Leader of the Expedition to Alaska in 1866-1868. The Narrative of an Exploration Made in 1887 in the Yukon District by George M. Dawson, D.S., F.G.S. Extracts from the Report of an Exploration Made in 1896-1897 by Wm. Ogilvie, D.L.S., F.R.G.S. London: Downey & Co. Limited, 1898. 1st Edition. xiv,438pp. Very good. Octavo in original illustrated blue cloth, coated black endpapers and gilt top edge with wood engraved plates (including frontispiece) and illustrations in text, and folding colour map in rear pocket.  SOLD


131. U.S. Congress. Senate Committee on Military Affairs. Compilation of Narratives of Exploration in Alaska. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1900. 1st Edition thus. 1p.l.,vii,3-856pp. Very good. Thick quarto in original red cloth with 33 plates, and 27 folding maps. 750.00

AB 18336 - "A collection of the principal narratives of US military exploring expeditions in Alaska from 1869 to 1899, assembled to facilitate a review of territory covered..." Includes reports by Abercrombie, Allen, Petroff, Schwatka, Richardson, Ray, etc.

132. Vancouver, Captain George. A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World; In Which the Coast of North-West America Has Been Carefully Examined and Accurately Surveyed. Undertaken by His Majesty's Command, Principally with a View to Ascertain the Existence of Any Navigable Communication Between the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans; And Performed in the Years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794, and 1795, in the Discovery Sloop of War, and Armed Tender Chatham. London: Printed for G. G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row; & J. Edwards, Pall-Mall, 1798. 1st Edition. 3p.l.,xxix,[1],[viii],432;[viii],504;[ viii],505,[iii]pp. Lacking the half titles. Three Quarto (30.5x24cm) Text Volumes in full 18th century shipwreck leather with gilt spine compartments and gilt lettered maroon spine labels, boards with double gilt fillet borders and gilt edges, with 18 engraved plates, including 17 views and one map + Folio Atlas (cm.) in matching full leather binding with 16 engraved charts and views including 10 folding maps and 6 coastal profiles. An attractive clean set with some offsetting from plates, faint evidence of stains on page 170-171, armorial bookplates on front pastedowns and name on title pages of text volumes.  SOLD

One of the 'classics' of late eighteenth-century geographical literature" (Howell) and of all the modern exploring voyages to the Pacific the most important voyage made in the interests of geographical knowledge. Vancouver sailed via the Cape of Good Hope to Australia, where he discovered King George's Sound and Cape Hood, then to New Zealand, Hawaii, and the northwest coast of America. In three seasons work Vancouver surveyed the coast of California, visited San Francisco and San Diego, investigated extensively and disproved the existence of any passage between the Pacific and Hudson's Bay. Hill p.304; Ferguson 339; Lada-Mocarski 55; Sabin 98444.


133. Wenyon M.D., Charles. Across Siberia on the Great Post-Road. London: Charles H. Kelly, 1896. 1st Edition. xii,240pp. + [4]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. 12mo in original gilt lettered decorated green cloth and pale yellow coated endpapers with tipped in photo portrait frontispiece signed in lower margin, plates, illustrations and folding map showing route in red. Covers slightly bowed else a bright, clean copy of a scarce book.  SOLD


134. Wild, Frank. Shackleton's Last Voyage. The Story of the Quest. London: Cassell and Company, Ltd, 1923. 1st Edition. xvi,372pp. Very good. Octavo in original illustrated blue cloth with color frontispiece, and many photo plates. 850.00

Spence 1259. (London edition). This is the first U.S. Edition, bound from the sheets of the first London edition. Narrative of the expedition on which Shackelton died. He was buried at South Georgia.

135. Wilkes, Charles. Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition, During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842. Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1845. 1st Trade Edition. lx,434;xv,476;xv,438;xvi,539; xv,558pp. (text volumes) and ivpp. + 5 large folding maps (Atlas volume). Fine. 6 volumes Quarto - 5 volumes text in original blindstamped black cloth, with gilt lettered spines, gilt vignettes on boards and spine, and pale yellow endpapers, uncut, with 64 steel engraved plates, 9 double page maps, and many illustrations in text. + Atlas volume in matching gilt lettered cloth with 5 large folding colour maps. A clean bright copy professionally restored.  SOLD

Haskell 2B; Spence 1262; Hill p.325. The first trade edition, of 1000 copies, and the only public edition to be issued with the atlas.


136. Winchester, Capt. J. D. Capt. J. D. Winchester's Experience on a Voyage from Lynn, Massachusetts to San Francisco, Cal. And to the Alaskan Gold Fields. Salem: Newcombe & Gauss, 1910. 251pp. Octavo in original blue cloth with small blemish on front, else very good. Plates (including frontispiece) and other plates from photos, and illustrations from drawings. SOLD

Tourville 4919; AB 19606. " Includes the narrative of a trip by ship to St. Michael, thence up the Yukon and Koyukuk Rivers to the Arctic Circle, the prospecting and the wintering. 1898-99".

Signed Copy

137. Worsley, Frank Arthur. Endurance. An Epic of Polar Adventure. London: Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., 1931. 1st Edition. xii,316pp. Octavo in original faded blue cloth, with front free endpaper map, frontispiece portrait, and tinted blue plates from photos. Signed by Worlsey on title page with manuscript list signed of the three polar expeditions and the ships he commanded laid in loose. F. Wilfred White's copy with his name in ink on front pastedown and a few pencil notes in margins.  SOLD

Spence 1277. Narrative of Shackleton's 1914-1917 expedition in the ship "Endurance" by the ship's captain.


Inscribed and Signed

138. Wright, Noel. New Light on Franklin. Ipswich and London: W. S. Cowell Ltd, 1949. First Edition x,[11]-125pp. Very good. 12mo. in original blue cloth with illustrations in text from drawings (including maps). Spine faded and boards slightly bowed. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper. Rare. 250.00

Not in AB. Privately printed. Wright later published an expanded book on Franklin "Quest for Franklin", 1959.

With Additional Ephemera

139. Zaccarelli, John. Zaccarelli's Pictorial Souvenir Book of the Golden Northland. Dawson City, Yukon Territory: John Zaccarelli, [no date circa 1908]. [93] leaves (1 folding). Very good. Oblong Octavo in original grey wrappers with ribbon tie, 9 pages text, 192 photographic reproductions and 2 maps. Uncommon and with added ephemera laid-in: consisting of 15 contemporary business letterheads, bills of sale, bank receipts, etc.  SOLD

AB 19775. Pictorial record of the Yukon River, mining, agriculture, dogs, Dawson City, etc.


140. Cresswell, S. Gurney, Lieut. A Series of Eight Sketches in Colour (Together with a Chart of the Route) by Lieut. S. Gurney Cresswell, of the Voyage of H.M.S. Investigator (Captain M' Clure), During the Discovery of the North-West Passage. Plaistow, West Sussex: Arctic Press, 1998. Facsimile Edition limited to 200 numbered copies. tp + 4pp. (text) + plates. Fine. Elephant Folio with title page and 2 leaves of text loose in paper wrappers with 8 colour plates and a colour map. Approx. Size of plates 17.5" x 24". In cardboard box with printed label on cover. 225.00

At head: "Dedicated, by Special Permission, to Her Most Gracious

Majesty the Queen.

141. Gilkerson, William. An Arctic Whaling Sketchbook. Fairhaven, Massachusetts: Published by Edward J. Lefkowicz, Inc., 1983. 1st edition limited to 120 numbered and signed copies (100 for sale). Issued without dust jacket. Unpaginated. Fine. Folio in original silver lettered light grey cloth with illustrations by the author from sketches originally done for the paintings and drawings in his work 'American Whalers.' One of the numbered and signed copies. SOLD


142. Whymper, Frederick. Travel and Adventure in the Territory of Alaska. London: John Murray, 1868. 1st Edition. xix,[1],331pp. + 32pp. (publisher's catalogue dated April, 1868). Very good. Octavo in original gilt decorated brown cloth, black coated endpapers uncut with wood engraved plates and illustrations in text and folding map (at end). Previous owner's name on half title with binder's ticket on rear pastedown. 425.00

AB 19424. "The author was a member of the Western Union Telegraph Co. Expedition ... Traveled in Kamchatka and on the west coast of the Okhotsk Sea; later made journeys up and down the Yukon River from the Norton Sound region. He gives here accounts of his journeys; descriptions of the Chukchis and the Koyukon Indians; historical notes on the region ...". First edition and quite scarce - the U.S. Edition was not published until 1869.


Last Update:  June 24, 2008