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001. [Alaska] Puhr, Conrad. Modern Alaska and the Alcan [Cover Title]. Anchorage, Alaska: Printed for the Author, [nd ca 1955]. 1st Edition. [iii]pp. (intro) + 108pp. (illustrations) + [1]pp. (blank). Oblong Quarto in original spiral bound stiff blue wrappers with approximately 183 captioned illustrations from photos. Minor creasing and wear to covers. 40.00

Tourville 3702. Includes 8 pages of photos on the ALCAN highway, plus illustrations of Alaskan Eskimos at end.

002, [Alaska] Rand McNally & Company. Alaska. Pocket Map Showing Political Divisions, Cities and Towns, Etc. [Cover Title]. New York: Rand McNally & Company, [nd ca1930]. Fine. Colour Map (approximately 53 x 68 cm.) folded to Narrow Octavo in original stiff gray wrappers. 75.00

"Rand McNally Standard Map of Alaska" with inset of the Aleutian Islands and index on verso listing communities and their populations for 1930.

003. [Alaska] Sumner, Charles. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner of Massachusetts, on the Cession of Russian America to the United States. Washington: Congressional Globe Office, 1867. 1st Edition. 48pp. Disbound. Octavo, text only, lacking wrappers and large folding map, with Rubber stamp of "Library of Dept. Of State" on verso of title page. 75.00

Howes S-1134; Lada-Mocarski 159. This is the published text of a speech made in the Senate in support of the Treaty of Cession of Russian America, and one of the important documents concerning the purchase. Charles Sumner was one of the principal supporters of " Seward's Folly," which was strongly contested in both houses of Congress.

004. Alexander, Philip F. (Editor) The North-West and North-East Passages 1576-1611. Cambridge: University Press, 1915. 1st Edition. xix,[1],211pp. Small Octavo (approximately 20.3cm tall) in original black lettered green cloth with illustrations (including frontispiece) in text from facsimiles, maps, etc. Spine slightly darkened with minor foxing to endpapers, else a clean copy of an uncommon title. SOLD

A.B. 267. Accounts of the early voyages of Frobisher, Davis, and Hudson in search of the North-west passage with Barents account for the North-east passage.

005. Amundsen, Roald. My Life As an Explorer. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1927. 1st English Translation. [viii],282pp. Octavo in original gilt lettered blue cloth, yellow top edge and scarce but worn, chipped dust jacket with 1 plate (frontispiece), and illustrations in text, including map. Dust jacket chipped at head and foot of spine and top right corner, with old dampstain affecting jacket spine and large closed tear, repaired with archival tape on back. SOLD

A.B. 398; Rosove 11.A1; Spence 25. Biography with accounts of his NW Passage, and the Maud and South Pole expeditions with later attempts of flights to the North Pole, and with Ellsworth and Nobile.

No English Translation Available.

006. Amundsen, Roald. Nordostpassagen, Maudfaerden Langs Asiens Kyst 1918-1920 H. U. Sverdrups Ophold Blandt Tsjuktsjerne Godfred Hansens Depotekspedition 1919-1920. Kristiania: Gyldendalske Boghandel, 1921. 1st Edition. [viii],467pp. Good to very good. Octavo in original beige cloth with colour endpaper maps, plates from photos, etc., illustrations (including 1 map), and 4 folding maps (at end). Pages lightly browned, with 4 faint erasures of stamps (including 2 on pastedowns) . In Norwegian. SOLD

A.B. 399. Popular account of the first two years of Amundsen's Maud expedition, 1918-1925, undertaken to attempt a drift in waters north of Siberia and make scientific observations. Includes accounts of H. U. Sverdrup's sojourn among the Chukchis and Godfrey Hansens' Depot Expedition, 1919-1920.

007. [Andree, S. A.]. The Andree's Story. The Complete Record of His Polar Flight, 1897. From the Diaries and Journals of S. A. Andree, Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel, Found on White Island in the Summer of 1930 and Edited by the Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography. New York: Viking Press, 1930. 1st American Edition. xvi,389pp. Octavo in original blue cloth and worn dust jacket, with plates from photos, illustrations in text and folding maps. Endpapers slightly browned, front hinge repaired, else an internally clean copy, with faded spine, as usual, in the scarce dust jacket with some minor staining upper right hand corner. 175.00

A.B. 17273. Authorized translation from the Official Swedish Edition by Edward Adams-Ray with the addition of letters (shorthand) from Strindberg to his fiancée and changes in the illustrations.

008. Back R.N., Captain. Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7. London: John Murray, 1838. 1st Edition. vii,[1],456pp. + 12pp. (publisher's catalogue of new books published August, 1838). Octavo in modern half calf and beige cloth boards with 12 plates (including frontispiece) and folding map (at end). Occasional light foxing throughout and to plates and adjacent leaves and folding map. SOLD

A.B. 850. Account of Back’s expedition in H.M.S. Terror, to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet and Turnagain Point, under the auspices of the British Admiralty. The ship became stuck in the ice and drifted along the northeast coast of Southampton Island all winter, before being freed in Hudson's Strait in July of 1837.

009. Bacon, Edward A. Some Songs of the South Pole. Washington, D.C.: Privately Printed for the Author, 1960. 1st Edition. 72pp. Very good. Oblong Quarto in original illustrated white cloth with illustrations in text from photos. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper. 100.00

Not in Spence and quite uncommon. The author was Assistant Deputy Secretary of the Army, his poetry is based on his visits to Antarctica as part of the IGY.

010. Baird, Andrew. Sixty Years on the Klondike. Vancouver, B.C.: Gordon Black Publications Ltd., 1965. 1st Edition. [vi],111pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered maroon cloth wrappers with illustrations in text from photos and drawings. Tipped-in signed manuscript note on front blank and previous owner's name on second blank with some notations in margins in red ink. An uncommon Klondike title. SOLD

Series of articles that originally appeared in the "Western Miner" magazine.

011. Balch, Edwin Swift. Antarctica. Philadelphia: Press of Allen, Lane & Scott, 1902. 1st Edition. 230pp. Very good. Tall Octavo (approximately 27cm tall) in original red cloth, gilt top edge, others uncut with 3 folding maps. A clean copy with no internal stamps, rare in this condition. SOLD

Rosove 24.A1; Spence 83. Privately printed and very scarce. Balch who was a, member of a prominent and wealthy Philadelphia family, was actively interested in polar matters, and wrote a number of magazine articles on the subject, as well as another book, the NORTH POLE and BRADLEY LAND, 1913, in support of Cook's claim to the north pole (also privately printed). Here he gives a very good summary of known Antarctic voyages to 1900, with extensive quotes, and notes on sources. One of the maps is a reproduction of a chart of the South Shetlands, by George Powell, published in 1822, now rare.

012. Balch, Edwin Swift. Mount McKinley and Mountain Climbers' Proofs. Philadelphia: Campion and Company, 1914. 1st Edition. 142pp. Very good. Small Quarto in original gilt lettered red 'weave' cloth, gilt top edge. Not illustrated. Internally a bright clean copy, rare thus, most copies are found with institutional stamps since the author presented many copies to libraries. Boards slightly bowed with faint evidence of old stain on front 750.00

Neate B16. "An attempt to resolve the conflicting claims to the first ascent, using evidence later proved to be false. Edwin Swift Balch (1856-1927) was a founding member of the AAC and climbed in the western and eastern Alps ...".

013. Balch, Edwin Swift. The North Pole and Bradley Land. Philadelphia: Campion and Company, 1913. 1st Edition. 91pp. Tall Octavo (approximately 26.5cm tall) in original gilt lettered brick red cloth, gilt top edge, with tipped in presentation slip "Compliments of the Author" and one illustration (map). Rare in this condition, many copies were given to libraries. SOLD

A.B. 999. An attempt by the author to prove that Cook was the first to reach the North Pole.

014. Ballantyne, Robert Michael. Hudson's Bay: Or Every-Day Life in the Wilds of North America, During Six Years' Residence in the Territories of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company. London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1857. 3rd Edition. 1p.l. (advertisements) + x,322pp. Very good. 12mo (approximately 18cm tall) in original blindstamped red cloth with gilt spine vignette, pale yellow coated endpapers, 4 engraved plates (including frontispiece), and illustrations in text. Plates browned. 75.00

A.B. 1016 (4th Edition). Account of the Hudson's Bay Company and its posts by a former clerk 1841-47, including description of the area around York Factory.

015. Barr, William. The Expeditions of the First International Polar Year, 1882-83. Calgary: Arctic Institute of North America, 1985. 1st. Edition. vii,222pp. Fine. Octavo in original stiff teal card covers with Illustrations from photos and drawings. Signed by the author. SOLD

Includes the American expeditions to Lady Franklin Bay and Point Barrow plus expeditions from Austria, Sweden, Russia, etc. Series: A.I.N.A. Technical Paper 29

016. Bellingshausen, Thaddeus. The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas 1819-1821. London: Hakluyt Society, 1945. 1st English Translation. xxx,259;viii,261-474.. Fine. Two volumes Octavo in original gilt lettered, decorated blue cloth with plates and folding maps. Edited By Frank Debenham. SOLD

Rosove 33-A1; Spence 117. The first published translation of Bellinghausen's own account of his voyage to the Antarctic and around the world. "One of the greatest Antarctic expeditions on record, well worthy of being placed beside that of Cook." Hugh Robert Mill. Series: Hakluyt Society. Second Series No.--XCI and XCII

017. Bernier, Capt. J. E. Report on the Dominion of Canada Government Expedition to the Northern Waters and Arctic Archipelago of the D.G.S. "Arctic" in 1910. [Ottawa],1911. 1st Edition. [xii],5-161pp. Very good. Octavo in original gilt lettered green cloth with illustrations from photos and drawings (maps) and 3 folding maps. Endpapers a bit browned, head of spine repaired, with ‘Compliments of" stamp on front free endpaper and foot of title page, else a clean copy. SOLD

A.B. 2718. The ARCTIC wintered at Admiralty Inlet, from where explorations were made to Bylot Island, overland to Fury and Hecla Strait, the eastern part of Boothia Gulf, and to the eastern shore of Prince Regent's Inlet.

018. Birkeland, Knut B. The Whalers of Akutan. An Account of Modern Whaling in the Aleutian Islands. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1926. 1st. [viii]171pp. Very good. Octavo in original green cloth with plates from photos. Two minor blemishes on front cover and gift inscription on front free endpaper else a clean, tight copy. 95.00

A.B. 1593. "Account of the difficulties encountered by the North Pacific Sea Products Co., which operated in Aleutian waters beginning in 1913; description of the whales and industry of whaling, with notes on the Islands and native Aleuts."

019. Bodfish, Capt. Hartson H. Chasing the Bowhead As Told by ... Recorded for Him by Joseph C. Allen. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1936. 1st Edition. ix,281pp. Very good. Octavo in original green cloth, top edge gilt others uncut, with frontispiece portrait and plates from photos. A few leaves roughly opened, with bookplate on front pastedown and occasional minor dust soiling to edges and internally. 175.00

A.B. 1791; Jenkins p.81; Tourville 591. Captain Bodfish hunted whales for 31 years in the Arctic Ocean north of Bering Strait, and was one of the first whalers to purposely winter north.

Copy #13/100

020. Borden,John. Log of the Auxiliary Schooner Yacht Northern Light. Chicago: Privately Printed, 1929. 1st edition limited to 100 numbered and signed copies. [192]pp. Near fine. Quarto in original quarter beige and blue cloth boards with spine label, yellow top edge, others uncut. Endpaper maps, tipped in plates (including frontispiece) from photos, and decorative initials printed in red. Addenda for July 27, 1927 tipped-in. Spine label slightly chipped and a few pages browned from newspapers clippings, else a crisp, clean copy. Rare. SOLD

Not in A.B. Log of the Borden-Field Museum Alaska-Arctic Expedition 1927.

021. Borup, George. A Tenderfoot with Peary. New York: Frederick A Stokes Co. , [c1911]. Popular Edition. xv,[3],317pp. Very good. Small Octavo in original decorated blue cloth with colour illustration on front, decorative endpapers, colour frontispiece and 8 b&w plates from photos. 75.00

A.B. 2022. Account of Peary's North Pole Expedition 1908-9 by the youngest member, who was a member of one of the support parties during the first stage of the march and made a sledge journey with MacMillan along the northern coast of Greenland.

022. Brogger, W. C. With Nordahl Rolfsen. Fridtiof Nansen 1861-1893. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1896. 1st Edition. x,402pp. + 32pp. (publisher's catalogue). Very good. Octavo in original silver lettered dark blue cloth, coated black endpapers with 8 plates (including frontispiece), illustrations in text and three folding maps. Corners bruised, some scattered light foxing throughout, a clean, tight copy. 125.00

A.B. 2225. Biography of Nansen, with accounts of the Norwegian Greenland Expedition of 1888, the 1st Fram Expedition of 1898-1902, and additional chapters describing Greenland and early arctic exploration.

023. Broke, George. With Sack and Stock in Alaska. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1891. 1st Edition. xi, 158pp. +16pp. (publisher's catalogue dated ca 1890). Very good. Small Octavo in original later issue blue cloth and black coated endpapers with 2 folding maps. Upper corners and foot of spine slightly bumped else a clean, tight copy of a very scarce title. SOLD

Neate B172; Tourville 678; Wickersham 4935. Account of the attempt on Mt. St. Elias in 1888 by British diplomat and member of the Alpine Club, Horatio George Broke (1861-1932)

Presentation Copy

024. Bruce, William Speirs. Scottish National Antarctic Expedition. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of the S.Y. "Scotia" During the Years 1902, 1903, and 1904, Under the Leadership of William S. Bruce, ... Volume IV. Zoology, Part I.- Zoological Log. Edinburgh: Scottish Oceanographical Laboratory, 1908. 1st Edition. xiv,103pp. + errata leaf. Very good. Quarto in original gilt lettered, decorated brown cloth with colour frontispiece by William Smith, 32 b&w plates from photos by Bruce et al, and two maps (at end). Name on front free endpaper. Inscribed and signed on half title by Wm. S. Bruce. Scarce. 425.00

Rosove 52-3.A1.a. Contributors include David W. Wilton and R. N. Rudmose Brown on the "Zoological Log of S.Y. Scotia, 1902-04," and J. H. Harvey Pirie on the "Zoological Log of the Summer Station, Ormond House".

Inscribed and Signed Copy of First Edition

025. Buchanan, Captain Angus. Wildlife in Canada. London: John Murray, 1920. 1st Edition. xx,264pp. Good +. Octavo in original decorated blue/grey cloth with minor soiling . 16 plates (including frontispiece) from photos and 1 map. Lower front corner slightly bumped with occasional foxing, primarily opposite plates. Inscribed and signed on recto of frontispiece. SOLD

Not in A.B. In 1914 Buchanan traveled 785 miles by dog-sled over ice and snow and 1044 miles by canoe in the Churchill River- Reindeer Lake area.

026. Bush, Richard J. Reindeer, Dogs, and Snow-Shoes: A Journal of Siberian Travel and Explorations Made in the Years 1865,1866, and 1867. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1871. 1st Edition. xx,[xxi]-[xxiv],[25]-529pp. + 6pp. (publisher's catalogue). Near fine. Small octavo in original gilt lettered black decorated green cloth and coated brown endpapers with woodcut plates (including frontispiece) and illustrations, and folding map at end. Bookplate on front pastedown, a clean, bright copy. SOLD

AB 2562. Account of the journey by a member of the Russo-American Telegraph Company along the coast of the Okhotsk Sea northeastward to Anadyr Bay on Bering Strait.

Interesting Byrd Ephemera

027. [Byrd, Richard E.]. Poulter, Thomas C. et al. The Romance of Antarctic Adventure. Buffalo and New York: J. W. Clement Co., [nd ca1935]. 1st Edition. [48]pp. (including ads). Octavo in original illustrated blue wrappers with illustrations in text. Small hole in front cover. SOLD

Pictorial account of Byrd’s second Antarctic Expedition by expedition members, includes ads from some of the suppliers to the expedition.

028. [Byrd, Richard E.] Gibbons, Floyd. With Byrd at the South Pole. Composition Book. Numbers 3 and 4. [Cover Title]. [No Place: nd ca 1945]. [60]pp. Good to very good. Two composition books in original pictorial beige wrappers with ruled pages, partially filled. Name on front covers. Uncommon. SOLD

Composition books Numbers 3 and 4 of 5 with different illustrations on front and text on back, taken from the Paramount Picture "With Byrd at the South Pole" as described by Floyd Gibbons.

029. Cherry-Garrard, Apsley. The Worst Journey in the World. Antarctic 1910-1913. London: Published by the Author and Distributed for Him by Chatto & Windus, 1951. Library Edition with some corrections and a postscript. lxiv,612pp. Octavo in gilt lettered blue cloth and edge worn dust jacket. Colour frontispiece and 8 b&w plates from sketches by Edward A. Wilson, and 4 sketch maps (two folding). Previous owner's name on front free endpaper else a clean, tight copy in the uncommon dust jacket 175.00

Rosove 71.I1.b. Spence 283. First edition with the postscript, of this classic travel narrative of Scott's last expedition, 1910-13. Including the account of the ‘Winter Journey’ from which the book derives its title.

030. Chilton, Charles. (editor)-- The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand. Reports on the Geo-Physics, Geology, Zoology, and Botany of the Islands Lying to the South of New Zealand. Wellington, N.Z.: Printed by John MacKay for the Philosophical Institute of Canterbury, 1909. xxxv,[1],388;[ii],[389]-848pp. Two volumes Quarto in original gilt lettered, decorated dark blue cloth, and matching coated endpapers. Numerous illustrations in text from photos & drawings, folding map in rear pocket of Vol. II. Adhesion damage to lower part of pages 2-4 in vol. I with loss of several words, lower corners lightly bumped, else a clean, bright copy. 300.00

Spence 290. Based mainly on observations and collections made during an expedition in the government Steamer " Hinemoa" (Captain J.Bollons) in November, 1907.

031. Christensen, Lars. My Last Expedition to the Antarctic 1936-1937. With a Review of the Research Work Done on the Voyages in 1927-1937. Washington, D.C., 1940. 1st American Edition. xiii,15-265pp. Very good. Octavo in original brown cloth with paper label on front cover, and endpaper maps. 25 photo illustrations and 2 maps on five plates. SOLD

Spence 294 (Oslo Edition). "A lecture delivered before the Norwegian Geographical Society, September 22nd, 1937". Quite scarce in either edition.

032. Clark, Captain Charles. An Antarctic Queen. London: Frederick Warne and Co., [nd ca 1902]. Later Printing. viii,[9]-360pp. + [viii]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. Small Octavo (approximately 19.5cm tall) in original pictorial blue cloth with 8 plates (including frontispiece) by J. B. Greene. Spine faded and with prize bookplate on front pastedown. 100.00


033. Colliery Engineer Company, The. Placer Mining. A Hand-Book for Klondike and Other Miners and Prospectors with Introductory Chapters Regarding the Recent Gold Discoveries in the Yukon Valley, the Routes to the Gold Fields, Outfit Required, and Mining Regulations of Alaska and the Canadian Yukon Also a Map of the Yukon Valley, Embracing All the Information Obtainable from Reliable Sources Up to December 1st, 1897. Scranton, Pa.: Colliery Engineer Company, 1897. 1st Edition. vi,146pp. Good to very good. 12mo (approximately 19cm tall) in original light gray decorated cloth with endpaper ads on pastedowns, illustrations in text from drawings and large folding map (frontispiece). Some darkening and wear to cloth from handling. Uncommon. SOLD

Tourville 978; Wickersham 3905.

Franklin Search Expedition. Presentation copy.

034. Collinson C.B., R.N., Capt. Richard. Journal of H.M.S. Enterprise, on the Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin's Ships by Behring Strait. 1850-55. By … With a Memoir of his other Services. Edited by his brother, Major-General T. B. Collinson (Royal Enginners) London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, 1889. 1st Edition. xi,[1],531pp. + 32pp. (publisher's catalogue dated September, 1888). Near fine. Octavo in original blue cloth with gilt lettered spine, horizontal blindstamped rules top and bottom, gilt decoration on front and dark green coated endpapers (Southampton booksellers ticket on front pastedown), 2 plates (one colour lithograph and one photogravure portrait) and 6 colour folding maps. One map with repairs to fore edge and folds, hinges professionally repaired, else a clean, tight copy of a scarce title. Presentation copy from Bernard Collinson editor of the Memoir. 4,000.00

AB 3351. Account of the Franklin Search expedition under Sir Richard Collinson in the 'Enterprise,' to search via Bering Strait eastward into Canadian arctic waters. The 'Enterprise,' wintered in Prince of Wales Strait 1851-2, after exploring around Banks Island. The next season the ship sailed through Dolphin, Union and Dease Straits to winter in Cambridge Bay and explored by sledge around the east of Victoria Island 1852-3, before returning westward to winter in Camden Bay, Alaska in 1853-54, returning home the following season. During the voyage, members of the expedition made observations on meteorology, the currents, physiography, flora, fauna, and the Eskimos of Victoria Island.

035. [Cook, Frederick A,] Arctic Club of America. [Menu] Banquet in Honour of Frederick A. Cook, M.D. By the Arctic Institute of America [Caption Title from Rear Cover]. [New York]: Arctic Club of America, 1909. 6 leaves (printed one side only). Octavo in red/white and blue ribbon tied illustrated wrappers with portrait of Cook on front cover. First leaf menu, 2nd list of speakers, 3rd biography of Cook, 4th portrait of wife and two daughters, 5th committees and their members and 6th leaf North Latitudes reached from John Davis (1588) to Cook (1908) and Peary (1909). Corners a bit dog-eared and top corner of first leaf damaged with some loss. Rare. SOLD

A banquet given to honor Cook's achievement in reaching the North Pole, given on September 23rd, 1909, with Winfred Scott Schley (President) and Prof. William K. Brewer (Honorary President) were among the speakers.

Complete Set of Cook-Peary Postcards

036. [Cook-Peary Controversy]. How Cook and Peary Discovered the North Pole [Set of 50 Postcards]. Chicago: Printed by Kawin & Co. for Farm Press, [c1909]. Very good. 50 Postcards of Cook and Peary (primarily Peary) and discovery of the North Pole in original illustrated shipping box, lacking ends and one sheet prospectus (approximately 25 x 23.5 cm) folded. Complete and with the scarce prospectus and box. SOLD


037. Crantz, David. The History of Greenland: Including an Account of the Mission Carried on by the United Brethern in That Country. From the German of David Crantz. With a Continuation to the Present Time; Illustrative Notes; And an Appendix, Containing a Sketch of the Mission of the Brethern in Labrador. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, 1820. 2nd Edition. xi,359;vi,323pp. Very good. 2 volumes Octavo in modern quarter speckled calf and marbled boards with 7 plates, and 2 maps (1 folding). Occasional light foxing. SOLD

A.B. 3472. "Abridged and revised edition of the English translation of 1767, with added material".

038. Davis, J.K. High Latitude. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1962. 1st Edition. xvi,292pp. Octavo in original cloth and worn dust jacket with plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos and 6 illustrations (maps) in text. Small stamp "Compliments of .." on front free endpaper, covers slightly bowed. 75.00

Rosove 88.A1.b; Spence 355. John King Davis' biographical account of his part in several major Antarctic expeditions, including Shackleton's first expedition, 1907-09. Mawson's 1911-14 expedition, and the expedition to retrieve the ‘Ross Sea’ members of Shackleton's "Endurance" expedition.

039. Delong, George W. The Voyage of the Jeannette. The Ship and Ice Journals of George W. Delong... Comander of the Polar Expedition of 1879-1881. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1883. 1st Edition. xii,440; xii,441-911pp. Very good. Two volumes Octavo in original pictorial brown cloth with 3 steel engraved portraits (including frontispiece in each volume), 13 wood engraved plates and illustrations in text, and maps (one folding). Name stamp on front pastedown with private library stamp on recto of frontispiece of Volume I. Minor dampstains to margins of preliminaries in both volumes else a tight clean copy. Edited By Emma Delong. 475.00

A. B. 3839. Narrative of the disastrous American North Polar Expedition, 1879-1881, sponsored by James Gordon Bennett. The attempting was made by way of the Bering Strait, the ‘Jeannette’ however got caught in the ice, and they had to abandon ship and take to three small boats. Two of the parties managed to reach the Lena Delta, but DeLong's party succumbed to starvation & exposure; the party under George Melville survived.

040. [Discovery Committee]. Report on the Progress of the Discovery Committee's Investigations. London: Discovery Committee. Colonial Office, 1937. 1st Edition. 52pp. Very good. Octavo in original grey wrappers with frontispiece and 10 plates from photos, and illustrations in text (maps). 500.00

Spence 371.

041. Doorly, Gerald S. The Songs of the "Morning". Compiled and Composed by Captain Gerald S. Doorly One Time Third Executive Officer, S. Y. Morning. Melbourne: Bread & Cheese Club, 1943. 1st Edition. (Printed wrappers) 18pp. + [14]pp. (music). Very good. Octavo in original wrappers. Introduction by R. H. Croll. SOLD

Rosove 98.A1; Not in Spence. Doorly was third officer aboard the "Morning" during Scott's last expedition. "The songs of the "Morning" are unique in that they were written and composed in the Antarctic, and have hitherto never been published".

042. Drygalski, Erich Von. Deutsche Sudpolar-Expedition 1901-1903 Im Auftrage Des Reichsamtes Des Innern Herausgeben Von Erich Von Drygalski Leiter Der Expedition. II. Band. Geographie Und Geologie. Heft VI. E. Philippi: Die Grundproben Der Deutschen Sudpolar-Expedition. Berlin: Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, 1910. 1st Edition. [411]-616pp. Very good. Folio (approximately 35cm tall) in original wrappers with repaired spine to match, unopened, tables, and 3 colour maps (2 folding) . SOLD

Rosove 10211.A1.

043. Drygalski, Erich Von. Deutsche Sudpolar-Expedition 1901-1903 Im Auftrage Des Reichsamtes Des Innern Herausgeben Von Erich Von Drygalski Leiter Der Expedition. II. Band. Kartographie. Geologie. Heft I. Berlin: Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, 1906. 1st Edition. 87pp. Good to very good. Folio (approximately 35cm tall) in original wrappers with repaired spine to match, unopened, with 7 photogravure plates, illustrations in text from drawings, and double-paged colour map. Several text leaves with repairs to tears in inner margin, else a clean uncut copy. 250.00

Rosove 102-5.A1. Contributions by Drygalski on "Der Gaussberg"; E. Philippi on "Geologische Beschreibung des Gaussberges; and R. Reinischon on "Petrogrpahische Beschreibung des Gaussberg.

044. Endicott, Wendell. Adventures in Alaska and Along the Trail. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1928. 1st Edition. xvi,344pp. Octavo in original gilt lettered two toned green cloth (publisher's library binding) and slightly soiled, chipped dust jacket with endpaper maps, and illustrations (including frontispiece) in text from photos. SOLD

A.B. 4611. Big game hunting, by the author and John Haley, in Alaska and the Canadian Rockies for sheep, goat, and grizzlies, plus a chapter on tarpon fishing in Florida.

045. Fiala, Anthony. Fighting the Polar Ice. New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1906. 1st American Edition. xxii,296pp. + [6]pp. (Appendix V). Fine. Small Quarto in original green cloth with gilt lettered spine, embossed vignette on front cover, gilt top edge, others uncut with colour frontispiece, tinted plates, and folding colour map (at end). Bright copy with a small bookplate of a previous owner on front free endpaper. SOLD

A.B. 4938. Narrative of the Ziegler Polar Expedition led by Fiala to Franz Josef Land 1903-05. Cagni sledged to a farthest north of 86º 34.’

046. Flaherty, Robert J. My Eskimo Friends "Nanook of the North.". New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. 1st Edition. [xvi],170pp. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth backed paper covered boards with paper labels. Nine photogravure plates, 3 plates in color (including frontispiece), 6 plates from drawings, 5 illustrations (sketch maps) in text, and folding map of Ungava Peninsula, Labrador. Some minor browning to leaves adjacent to colour plates. SOLD

A.B. 5057. Narrative of the making of the author's famous film "Nanook of the North", and the exploration of the Belcher Islands and Ungava Peninsula, 1913-1921.

047. Flint, Rev. Maurice S. Revised Eskimo Grammar Book (Canadian Eastern Arctic). Toronto: Trinity Church, 1954. 4th "Revised and Enlarged" Edition. 1p.l.,ix,79pp. Good to very good. Folio in original cerlox bound blue wrappers. A few minor stains on front cover and internally. SOLD


048. Forster, Johann Reinhold. History of the Voyages and Discoveries Made in the North . London: Printed for G. G. J. and J. Robinson, 1786. 1st English Translation from the German. xvi,489pp. + [16]pp. (index and errata). Very good. Quarto in full diced calf and marbled endpapers with three folding maps. Captain George Bowen's copy with his name and date 1796 on title page. Clean copy, front joint repaired. 4,000.00

A.B. 5161 -"Chronicle of northern hemispheric exploration from antiquity...which includes chapters on the voyages of principal seafaring countries, beginning in the 15th century".

Inscribed and Signed to Kare Rodahl

049. Geist, Otto William. With Froelich G. Rainey. Archaeological Excavations at Kukulik St Lawrence Island. Washington, D.C.: University of Alaska, 1936. 1st Edition. [xvii],[3],391pp. Very good. Octavo rebound in blue cloth with frontispiece (portrait) and plates (included in pagination) from photos, and illustrations in text from photos and drawings (including maps). Lengthy inscription on title page to Kare Rodahl with his bookplate on front pastedown. SOLD

A.B. 5603. Account of the archaeological research expeditions led by Geist 1926-35 to St Lawrence Island, and the excavation of the largest mound in the Bering Sea area; with a general description of St Lawrence Island, its physical geography and native Eskimo life and culture.

050. Gell, The Honorable Mrs. John Franklin's Bride. Eleanor Anne Porden. Born July 14th, 1795 - Died February 22nd, 1825. London: John Murray, 1930. 1st Edition. xx,311pp. + [2]pp. (ads). Very good in good+ dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth and edge worn, chipped and soiled dust jacket with 8 plates from portraits (including frontispiece), facsimiles, etc. Uncommon in the jacket which is chipped at head and foot of spine and extremities with 3/8" dark band along top edge of front wrapper from remains of tape. SOLD

Account of the romance between Franklin and his first wife - Eleanor Anne Porden, based on letters, never before published.

051. Gillespie, T. H. A Book of King Penguins. London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1932. 1st Edition. 166pp. + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo in original green cloth and chipped and faded dust jacket with plates from photos. A clean, tight copy with minor foxing to edges. Scarce in the dust jacket. SOLD

Spence 512. Observations based on the penguins at the Zoological Park in Edinburgh, by its director T. H. Gillespie.

052. Gordon, Lieut. A. R. Report of the Hudson's Bay Expedition of 1886 Under the Command of Lieut. A. R. Gordon, R. N. [Ottawa]: , 1887. 133pp. Very good. Octavo in blue facsimile wrappers with tables, 2 plates (double frontispiece) and 4 folding maps. Minor dust soiling, with repairs to fore edge of plates. Scarce. 500.00

A.B. 2714. Account of the Expedition of the D.S.S. Alert, with a brief narrative of the voyage and its scientific observations in Hudson Strait and Bay, including Meteorological, the ice conditions, and natural resources, including the flora and fauna by F. F. Payne, and the geology of the north-west coast of Hudson's Bay by Robert Bell, with general remarks on navigation. Series: Canada. Sessional Papers. No. 15- 50 Victoria A. 1887

053. Graham, Angus. The Golden Grindstone. The Adventures of George M. Mitchell. Toronto: Oxford University Press - Canadian Branch, 1935. 1st Canadian Edition. (Hardcover) viii,304pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth and dust jacket with frontispiece (portrait) and illustrations in text from drawings (including maps). White spine and rear cover lightly browned and soiled, front bright. Previous owner's inscription on front and rear free endpapers. 65.00

A.B. 6042; Ricks p.111 - "Story of a prospecting party headed for the Klondike via the Slave & MacKenzie Rivers, then over the Peel and Wind Rivers. Injured along the way, Mitchell stayed several months with the Kutchin Indians."

Greely Ephemera

054. [Greely] Taunton Iron Works Co. Quaker and Quaker Jr. Ranges. Lieut. Greeley (Sic) Arrives at the North Pole. Taunton, Mass: Printed for Taunton Iron Works by Geo. H. Walker & Co., Lith. Boston, [nd]. Very good. Lithographed trade card (approximately 15.3x25.3cm). Minor crease top right hand corner. SOLD

Advertising card for Taunton Iron Works, showing Lieut. Greely at the North Pole with a dead polar bear, while his fellow explorers keep warm at a Quaker Range, verso shows b&w image of a Quaker Range listing 22 advantages.

055. [Greenland] Great Britain. Foreign Office. Greenland. London: H. M. Stationery Office, 1920. [vi],37pp. Good to very good. Octavo in original green wrappers. Not illustrated. Call number on front cover top left hand corner, pocket removed from inside rear wrapper. 60.00

A.B. 6092. One of a series of handbooks providing geographic, economic, historical, social and political information about different countries originally prepared for the Paris Peace Conference by the Historical Section of the Foreign Office and later published for public information.

With Signed Sketch

056. Grenfell, Wilfred T. Adrift on an Ice-Pan. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925. 24th printing. xxv-[xvi],[2],68,[1]pp. Very good. 12mo (approximately 18.9cm tall) in original grey cloth with 8 plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos. With sketch and signed inscription "Greetings from a Pan of Ice" on front free endpaper. SOLD

A.B. 6144 (1st Edition); O'Dea1434. Grenfell's account of a night adrift with a dog-team along the Labrador coast, with added biographical sketch on Dr. Grenfell by Clarence John Blake.

057. Grenfell, Wilfred T. Manuscript Note. , 1924. Very good. Sheet (approximately 18 x 16 cm.) with 10 line note on blank note paper to an autograph seeker in Minneapolis thanking him for his interesting letter and his thoughtfulness in sending a stamped self-addressed envelope. 125.00


058. Grierson, John. Air Whaler. London: Sampson Low, Marston & Co., Ltd., 1949. 1st Edition. xii,243pp. Very good in good + dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth with frontispiece (portrait) and plates (both sides) from photos and illustrations in text (maps). Dust jacket edge worn and chipped at head of spine and top right hand corner. Scarce with dust jacket. 80.00

Spence 536. The use of air reconnaissance for hunting whales in conjunction with Norwegian whaling ships, for 5 months in the Antarctic.

059. Grierson, John. Sir Hubert Wilkins: Enigma of Exploration. London: Robert Hale Limited, 1960. 1st Edition. 224pp. Very good in fine dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth with frontispiece portrait and plates (both sides) from photos, and illustrations (maps). Adhesive stains on endpapers and dust jacket flaps from old tape and light foxing to edges else a very good copy in an attractive bright dust jacket. Name in ink on front free endpaper with a few notations in margins, in light pencil. SOLD

Rosove 1132. Biography.

Fine Copy in Original Decorative Binding

060. Hall, Charles Francis. Life with the Esquimaux: The Narrative of Captain Charles Francis Hall of the Whaling Barque "George Henry, from the 29th May, 1860, to the 13th September, 1862. With the Results of a Long Intercourse with the Innuits, and Full Description of Their Mode of Life, the Discovery of Actual Relics of the Expedition of Martin Frobisher of Three Centuries Ago, and Deductions in Favour of Yet Discovering Some of the Survivors of Sir John Franklin's Expedition. London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1864. 1st Edition. xvi,324;xii,352pp. Fine. Two volumes Octavo in original gilt blindstamped green cloth with engraved frontispiece portrait, plates (included in pagination) and illustrations drawn by Charles Parsons, W.S.L. Jewett, H.L. Stephens, Granville Perkins, and S. Eytinge, after sketches by the author, photographs, and from implements and clothing collected among the Esquimaux. Large folding map (at end of Vol. I). With copy of used bookseller's invoice laid in. SOLD

A.B. 6485. Narrative of Hall's first Arctic expedition in 1860-62, financed by public subscription under the auspices of the American Geographical Society. They sailed in the 'George Henry' to Holsteinborg, W. Greenland, then across Davis Strait to Cornelius Grinnell Bay, Baffin Island, exploring Cyrus Field and Frobisher Bay by sledge and small boat, during which they located the ruins of Martin Frobisher's stone house, several relics, and traces of his gold mining venture of 1576-78.

061. Hamlin, Charles Simeon. Old Times on the Yukon. Decline of Circle City Romances of the Klondyke. Los Angeles: Wetzel Publishing Co., Inc., [c1928]. 1st Edition. 4p.l.,172pp. Very good in good+ dust jacket. Octavo in original gilt lettered green cloth and the scarce dustjacket with plates (including frontispiece portrait) from photos and one facsimile. Minor wear to extremities of dustjacket with light soiling and 2 pages repaired. SOLD

Ricks p.115; Tourville 1925. A sourdough miner's experience in the gold rush days in Alaska, including dance halls and vaudeville.

Fine Copy in Original Decorative Binding

062. Hartwig, Dr. G. The Polar World: A Popular Description of Man and Nature in the Arctic and Antarctic Regions of the Globe. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1869. 1st American Edition. xvi,[17]-486pp. + 6,4pp. (publisher's lists). Fine. Octavo in original beveled edge blue cloth and coated brown endpapers with engraved frontispiece and illustrations in text. 150.00

A. B. 6733, Spence 564 (1st Edition). Compilation of information on the polar regions from the existing literature, including exploration.

063. Hayes, Isaac Israel. An Arctic Boat Journey in the Autumn of 1854. Boston: Brown, Taggard and Chase, 1860. 1st Edition. xvii,375pp. Very good. Octavo in original blindstamped gilt lettered and decorated brown cloth with gilt vignette on front, chocolate brown coated endpapers and 2 folding maps (at front). Original owner's name on first blank and bookplate of author Dan McCowan on front pastedown and binders ticket on rear pastedown. Internally a clean copy with repairs to head and foot of spine. SOLD

A.B. 6790. A brief account of Kane's Second Grinnell Expedition by Hayes, the surgeon on the expedition, with a detailed account of his four month journey in the autumn of 1854 toward Upernavik and return from winter quarters at Rensselaer Harbor. Includes descriptions of boating and sledging along Smith Sound and the west coast of Greenland between 78 45' - 76 30' N., and the Eskimos of the region.

064. Headland, R. K. South Georgia: A Concise Account [Cover Title]. Cambridge: British Antarctic Survey, 1982. 1st Edition. 28pp. Fine. Quarto in original wrappers with map on inside front cover and 2 page addendum laid in. SOLD

A study of the natural resources and wildlife of South Georgia.

065. Heimbinder, B. A. White Conquest (An Epic of Antarctica). New York: Privately Printed for the Author, 1934. 1st edition limited to 270 numbered copies. 103pp. + 2 leaves. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth with frontispiece by Hilton Mirkinson and decorations by Ben Lapper. This copy out of series. Rare. SOLD

Rosove 1139; Spence 581. Poetry, inspired by Byrd's first Antarctic expedition. Very Scarce.

066. Hoare, W. H. B. Conserving Canada's Musk-Oxen. Being an Account of an Investigation of Thelon Game Sanctuary 1928-29. Ottawa: Printed by F. A. Acland, 1930. 1st Edition. 53pp. Very good. Octavo in original blue wrappers with illustrations (Including frontispiece) from photos and one map. SOLD

With a brief history of the area and outline of known facts on the musk-ox.

067. Holdgate, M. W. (Editor) Antarctic Ecology. London and New York: Academic Press for the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, 1970. 1st Edition. xx,604;x,[605]-998pp. Near fine in very good dust jacket. Two volumes Octavo in original red cloth with folding plate, and illustrations in text from drawings, etc. Private owner's handstamp on front pastedowns, else a clean, tight copy. SOLD

Spence 599.

068. Holzworth, John M. The Wild Grizzlies of Alaska. A Story of the Grizzly and Big Brown Bears of Alaska, Their Habits, Manners and Characteristics, Together with Notes on Mountain Sheep and Caribou, Collected by the Author for the United States Biological Survey. New York / London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [nd]. 1st Edition. xxipp. + 1 leaf,417pp. Fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original orange lettered and illustrated blue cloth, orange top edge, others uncut, with endpaper maps, and dust jacket. Colour frontispiece complete with title tissue guard, and b&w plates (both sides) from photos. Inscription on recto of frontispiece else a fine bright copy in an colorful dust jacket with a couple of closed tears. 125.00

A.B. 7379. Scientific observations on the grizzly and the big brown bear of Alaska based on three trips to Admiralty, Chichagof and Baranof Islands from 1927-29. Appendix by C. H. Merriam on a new grizzly from the Talkeetna Mountains, Alaska 'Ursus holzworthi'.

069. Houston, C. Stuart, Editor. Arctic Artist. The Journal and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822. Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press,, 1994. 1st Edition. xxvii,403pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Small Quarto in original black cloth, light grey endpapers and dust jacket with colour and b&w plates from Back's watercolours and sketches and illustrations in text from drawings (including maps). Gift inscription on front free endpaper. Signed on title page by editors. Introduction by C. Stuart Houston. Commentary by I. S. MacLaren. SOLD

Back's account of Franklin's first overland expedition 1819-1822 based on his journals, sketches and watercolours.

070. Ingstad, Helge. East of the Great Glacier. New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1937. 1st Edition. xvi,269,[3]pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original light blue cloth, blue top edge - faded, and dust jacket with plates (both sides) from photos and illustrations (maps) in text. Dust jacket with some wear to extremities and a chip bottom edge of rear wrapper. Foreword by Vilhjalmur Stefansson. Translated by Eugene Gay-Tifft (From the Norwegian). 30.00

A.B.7719. Account of Eirik Raude's Land, Greenland by the author who was commissioned in 1931 by Norway to set up a base at Davy Sound, and remain there until the dispute over sovereignty with Denmark was resolved by the Hague Tribunal.

071. [International Geophysical Year 1957/58]. Antarctic Programme. Radio Communication Manual. London: Pergamon Press, 1956. 1st Edition. 88,[1]pp. Very good. Octavo in original grey wrappers with one illustration (map) . SOLD


072. [Jesuit Missionaries]. Scelta Di Lettere Edificanti Scritte Dalle Missioni Stranierte Preceduta Da Quadri Geografici Storicio, Politici, Religiosi E Letterari De' Paesi Di Missione Accresciuta Di Un Ragguaglio Storico Sulle Missioni Straniere Di Nuove Lettere Edificanti Ed Altri Scelti Pezzi. Traduzione Dall' Originale Francese. [Volume 11 Only] Missioni Dell' America: Canada. Milano: Presso Ranieri Fanfani, 1828. 1st Italian Translation. 293pp. Fine. Octavo (approximately 20.5cm tall) in quarter leather and marbled boards with folding map frontispiece, coloured in outline, of the northern hemisphere of the Americas, and 5 hand coloured copper engraved plates. Crisp, clean copy printed on rag paper. Very scarce. 500.00

These letters from Jesuit missionaries around the world first appeared in print in early 18th-century France, and were later translated and printed in Italy in this edition of 1825-29. Volume 11 only dealing with Canada with engraved plates of the native Americans and Niagara Falls.

Signed Presentation Copy

073. [Joint Services Expedition]. Joint Services Expedition to the Elephant Island Group 1976-1977 [Cover Title]. No Place: Printed by the Drawings and Publications Department of H.M.S. Collingwood, [nd ca1977]. 1st Edition. [vi],71pp. Very good. Quarto in original stiff illustrated card covers, stapled with illustration on cover from painting by Keith Shackleton, plates from photos and maps, and tables. Inscribed and signed by leader Chris Furse. 250.00

Official report of the expedition which explored the islands of the Elephant Islands Group during the Antarctic summer of 1976-77. Travelling mainly by canoe between the islands, the expedition divided into two main groups to perform scientific observations, the Gibbs Island Party and the Clarence Island Party.

074. Jones, A.G.E. Antarctica Observed. Who Discovered the Antarctic Continent? Whitby, Yorkshire: Caedmon of Whitby, 1982. 1st Edition. 5p.l.,118pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth and dust jacket with plates (both sides) and illustrations (maps) in text. Name on front free endpaper. SOLD


Rare 1853 Edition

075. Kane, Elisha Kent. The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin. A Personal Narrative. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1853. 1st Edition. xi,[1],13-552pp. + 8pp. (publisher's catalogue). Very good. Octavo in original boards rebacked, with new cloth spine and new endpapers, 8 lithograph plates, 5 engraved plates (including frontispiece), illustrations in text, and 3 maps (1 folding). Some scattered light foxing to plates and adjacent leaves with occasional stains in text. Very scarce in the first edition. SOLD

A.B. 8381. George Corner, in his excellent biography of Kane, reports that most of the first edition of some 4000 or 5000 copies was destroyed by fire in December, 1853. Harper's hurriedly reprinted the book, with the 1854 imprint.

076. Koolemans Beynen, L. R. De Reis Der Pandora Naar de Noordpoolgewesten, in Dem Zomer Van 1875. Amsterdam: C. F. Stemler, 1876. 1st Octavo Edition. (Wrappers) 96pp. Very good. Octavo in original printed pink wrappers with folding colour map at end. Minor wear to spine and small chip, top corner of rear wrapper. SOLD

Not in A.B. Account of the private expedition under Sir Allen William Young to attempt a northwest passage, by a member of the expedition.

077. Laseron, Charles F. South with Mawson. Reminiscences of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. Sydney: Australasian Pub. Co. Pty. Ltd., 1947. 1st Edition. 223pp. Very good in worn, chipped dust jacket. Octavo in original beige cloth with endpaper maps, and plates from photos (including frontispiece). Name stamped on front free endpaper. 50.00

Rosove 196.A1; Spence 683. Laseron was the zoologist on Mawson's expedition.

078. Lashly, William. Under Scott's Command. Lashly's Antarctic Diaries. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1969. 1st Edition. 159,[1]pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth with plates from photos and one illustration (sketch map). Several minor notations in ink on dust jacket flaps and sketch map, spine of dust jacket slightly faded. Edited By A. R. Ellis. Introduction by Sir Vivian Fuchs. SOLD

Rosove 198.A1; Spence 686. The first complete publication of Lashly's sledging diaries from Scott's "Discovery" and "Terra Nova" expeditions, with annotations.

079. Lebourdais, D. M. Northward on the New Frontier. Ottawa: Graphic Publishers, [c1931]. 311pp. Very good. Tall Octavo in original purple cloth with yellow paper spine label and endpaper maps, with plates from photos. Ink inscription on half title from Leonard D. Baldwin to Donald R. Baldwin, and related 3 page typescript stapled to rear endpaper. Spine slightly faded with manuscript notations and routes (1928-1929) in red ink on front free endpaper.SOLD

A.B. 9802; Tourville 2659. Account of Carl Lomen's "purchase" of Wrangel Island from Stefansson, and the voyage of the schooner "Herman" there in 1924 by the journalist aboard. Leonard D. Baldwin with his brother Arthur financially supported the "Lomen Reindeer Company (Seattle)" and their operations in Alaska and guaranteed the contract they entered into with the Canadian government to deliver reindeer to the Mackenzie River area, a venture that would take 5 years and result in financial loss.

080. Lewin, Henry W. The Great North Pole Fraud.....With a Monograph by Capt. Thos. F. Hall on the Murder of Professor Ross G. Marvin. London: C. W. Daniel Company Ltd., 1935. 1st Edition. vii,[],192pp. Very good. Octavo in original orange cloth with folding map. George Frost Murphy's copy with his bookplate on front pastedown and inscription "George F. Murphy, Dartmouth College, 1939" on front free endpaper along with several newspaper clippings pasted to endpapers front and back. Spine slightly faded. SOLD

A.B. 9997. A very, very scarce book. The author had published an earlier work, "Did Peary Reach the Pole?" in 1911 (above), and had issued a small annual journal, "The Individualist", in which he waged a more-or-less continuous anti-Peary campaign. This book contains a reprint of the 1911 work, plus many of the articles and correspondence from "The Individualist". It also includes a chapter reviewing Donald Macmillan's book "How Peary Reached the Pole", and a chapter by Thomas Hall (q.v.) on the death of Ross Marvin, and on his relationship with Peary.

081. Lyon R.N., Captain G. F. A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay, Through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome," in His Majesty's Ship Griper in the Year MDCCCXXIV. London: John Murray, 1825. 1st Edition. xvi,198,[2]pp. Very good. Octavo uncut, in original pink paper covered boards rebacked with gray paper and new spine label, folding map (frontispiece) and 7 engraved plates. Hinges repaired with 2 small bookplates on front pastedown. Uncommon in original boards. 650.00

A.B.10530. Narrative of a voyage in search of a north-west passage in 1824 by way of Hudson Bay in the 'Griper.' Lyon penetrated into Roes Welcome, but was turned back by bad weather. He gives here a description of Southampton Island and its natives and scientific observations on the tides and compass variations. Botanical Appendix by Sir J. D. Hooker.

082. Lyon, Capt. G. F. The Private Journal of Captain G. F. Lyon of H.M.S. Hecla During the Recent Voyage of Discovery Under Captain Parry 1821-1823. London: John Murray, 1824. 1st Edition. xi,[1],468pp. Very good. Octavo in modern dark green quarter calf and grey paper covered boards with 7 engraved plates and folding map. Plates a bit foxed with some offsetting to adjacent leaves else a solid copy of the First Edition. SOLD

A.B. 10531. Account of Parry's second arctic expedition in the Fury and Hecla, 1821-3, with events of the outward voyage to Winter Island, 1821, and north through Foxe Basin to Iglulik Island, 1822. Includes a detailed account of the Eskimos of southern Baffin Island and Melville Peninsula, with descriptions of the natural history and ice conditions.

083. Manwaring, G. E. My Friend the Admiral. The Life, Letters, and Journals of Rear-Admiral James Burney, F.R.S. The Companion of Captain Cook and Friend of Charles Lamb. London: George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1931. 1st Edition. xvi,313pp. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth, blue top edge faded, with frontispiece (group portrait) and 11 plates (mostly portraits). Gift inscription on front pastedown, with marginalia in pencil by a previous owner and several tipped in pieces of ephemera including illustration of a ship, newspaper clippings, and a 1938 Junior Naval & Military Club Christmas card (on rear pastedown). 100.00

Rosove 209.A1.a. Biography of Burney, lieutenant on the ‘Adventure’ during Cook's second voyage.

084. Markham, Captain Albert Hastings. Life of Sir John Franklin and the North-West Passage. London: George Phillip & Son, 1891. 1st Edition. xii,324pp. +[4]p (publisher's ads dated May, 1891). Very good. Small Octavo in original brown cloth and brown coated endpapers with ten plates (including portrait frontispiece and facsimile), illustrations in text, and four colour maps (two folding). Occasional spotting, else a clean copy with repaired hinges, some minor repairs to extremities and restoration to rear endpaper. 125.00

A.B. 10929. Includes accounts of Franklin's first arctic voyage with Capt. Buchan, 1818 in search of the North Pole via West Spitsbergen; his two Canadian overland expeditions and his last voyage in 1845-7.

085. Mawson, Paquita. Mawson of the Antarctic. The Life of Sir Douglas Mawson. London: Longmans, 1964. 1st Edition. 240pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original cloth with colour frontispiece (portrait) and b&w plates (both sides) from photos. Name on front cover with a few motes in margin and rear pastedown in pencil. Uncommon. 85.00

Rosove 220.A1; Spence 781. Mawson's biography, by his widow, based on personal experiences, and published and unpublished writings.

086. McClintock, Captain. A Narrative of the Discovery of the Fate of Sir John Franklin and His Companions. London: John Murray, 1859. 1st Edition. 1st Issue. xxvii,403pp. + [3]pp. (ads dated January, 1860). Near fine. Octavo in original blue cloth with gilt vignette on front, coated clay colour endpapers, 17 plates (including frontispiece), folding facsimile and 4 maps (on 3 folding sheets - including one in rear pocket). Bookbinder's ticket on rear pastedown. Spine skillfully rebacked and hinges reinforced, else a clean copy of a popular work, uncommon in the 1st issue.SOLD

A.B. 10558. Account of the private British Franklin search expedition, under Francis Leopold McClintock in the 'Fox,' sponsored by Lady Franklin to determine how Franklin and his men had died. During the first season the ship became stuck in the ice in Melville Bay, the second season McClintock was able to successfully navigate the ice of Melville Bay and sailed into Lancaster Sound, visiting Beechey Island. Turned back by ice in Peel Sound, 'Fox' made an attempt to reach King William Island via Prince Regent Island and Bellot Strait, but had to put in for the winter at the eastern end of Bellot Strait. In the spring a number of sledge parties were sent out and conclusive proof of Franklin's fate was found.

087. [Medal]. Miniature of British Polar Medal 1952-54 Issue. Fine. Miniature Octagonal silver medal (1.75cm dia.) with white ribbon 1.6cm wide, no bar. 250.00

Obverse: Die VI with Legend ' Elizabeth II. Dei: Gratia. Regina. F: D: +' Reverse Showing a Representation of the Ship Discovery in Winter Quarters with, in the Foreground, a Sledging Party on Skis.


Inscribed Copy

088. Mikkelsen, Ejnar. Conquering the Arctic Ice. London: William Heinemann, 1909. 1st Edition. xviii, 470pp. Very good. Octavo in original pictorial cloth, gilt top edge others uncut, with new endpapers, with illustrations from photos (including frontispiece) and 2 maps, and folding map. Inscribed and signed on first blank, name of recipient has been torn away with loss top half inch of page. Generally a clean, sound copy. 425.00

A.B. 11421. Account of the Anglo-American Expedition, 1906-07, led by Mikkelsen and Leffingwell through the Bering and Beaufort Seas to winter quarters on Flaxman Island, and the spring sledge trip over the pack-ice of the Beaufort Sea. With a description of Flaxman and Herschel islands, and sledge journey from Hershel Island along the northern Alaskan coast, across the Seward Peninsula to Nome then up the Yukon and Tanana Rivers to Fairbanks and Valdez.



089. Mikkelsen, Ejnar. Two Against the Ice. London: Travel Book Club, [nd ca1957]. 224pp. Octavo in original blue cloth and dust jacket, chipped at head and foot of spine, with one illustration (map) in text. 25.00

Account of an expedition to Greenland 1909-12 in search of the records of Mylius- Erichsen lost on the ' Danmark' expedition.

090. Money, Anton. [Untitled - Whitehorse, Yukon Amenities]. Camp McCrae: , 1943. (Broadside) Very good. Sheet (approximately 55.5 x 85.5cm - Image size approximately 35.5 x 73cm.) Folded to 22 x 16cm. Minor soiling on verso. SOLD

Cartoon map of Whitehorse, Yukon Territories drawn by Anton Money of Camp McCrae October 1943 with acknowledgments to Louis McCormick and Don Reikard.

Large Paper Edition

091. Muir, John. The Cruise of the Corwin. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1917. 1st Edition Large Paper Copy Limited to 550 numbered copies. xxxi,[1],278pp. Fine. Octavo, uncut in quarter green cloth backed light green paper covered boards with gilt lettered leather spine label, hand coloured photogravure frontispiece, and b&w plates from photos and maps. Spine very slightly darkened with bookplate of M. L. Biscotti on front pastedown. This copy #225. Crisp, clean copy in worn and chipped brown paper covered box with illustration on front (repeats frontispiece). 350.00

A.B. 11838 (trade edition). The Journal of the arctic expedition of 1881 in search of de Long and the 'Jeannette.' 2 appendices 1. Glaciation of the Arctic and sub Arctic regions visited … and 2. Botanical Notes.

092. Murray F.R.S., George. (Editor) The Antarctic Manual for the Use of the Expedition of 1901. London: Royal Geographical Society, 1901. 1st Edition. xvi,586pp. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth and pale yellow coated endpapers with illustrations in text and folding map (in 3 sheets) in rear pocket. Endpapers browned, hinges professionally repaired with missing corner of front free endpaper restored. Rare. Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham K.C.B. F.R.S. 4,250.00

Rosove 235.A1; Spence 829. Manual on the exploration of Antarctica and various branches of science for the use of members of the British National Antarctic Expedition under Capt. R. F. Scott.

093. Nansen, Fridtjof. Eskimo Life. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1894. 2nd Edition. xvi,350pp. + 32pp. (publisher's catalogue). Very good. Octavo in original pictorial green cloth with gilt vignettes on spine and front cover, coated black endpapers, 16 woodcut plates (including frontispiece), and illustrations in text. Book plate on front paste down. F. Wilfred White's copy with his name on half title. Minor light foxing to preliminaries else a tight, bright copy. SOLD

A.B. 11979. In depth study on the Greenland Eskimos. A reprinting of the first edition of the previous year.

094. [Nares Expedition]. Captain . Officers and Crew of H.M.S. Alert Polar Expedition 1875. [Composite Picture]. [No place: no date, later issue of ca1875 original]. Composite Photo (oval image approximately 36.5 x 29.8cm), overall size approximately 41 x 33cm, removed from frame. Old adhesive stains not affecting image in corners of mount with some minor soiling bottom of image. Rare. SOLD

Composite photograph made up of images of the Captain, Officers and crew surrounding an image of H.M. Ship Alert in the centre.

095. Nevins M.D., J. B. A Narrative of Two Voyages to Hudson's Bay, with Traditions of the North American Indians. London: Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1847. 1st Edition. iv,156pp. Very good. 16mo (approximately 14.8cm tall) in original blindstamped green cloth with 4 plates (2 coloured) and illustrations in text. Foot and head of spine professionally restored with occasional minor foxing internally. Rare. 2,100.00

Not in A.B.; T.P.L. 5352. Account of two trips to Hudson's Bay in the summers of 1842 and 1843, by a surgeon on one of the Hudson's Bay Company's ships.

096. O'Dea, Agnes C. Bibliography of Newfoundland. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1986. 1st Edition. xx,826;[viii],827-1450pp. Fine. 2 volumes Thick Octavos in original decorated cloth, issued without dust jackets, with illustrations in text from facsimiles. Edited By Anne Alexander.


The definitive bibliography for Newfoundland-Labrador, with 6299 entries.

097. Parry, Ann. Parry of the Arctic. The Life Story of Admiral Sir Edward Parry 1790-1855. London: Chatto & Windus, 1963. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) 240pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo in original turquoise cloth and dust jacket with plates and illustrations in text (maps), and folding map (at end). Wear at top of dust jacket spine with small closed tear to lower front corner. Name written neatly on front free endpaper with a few light pencil notes. SOLD



098. Pawson, Ken. Antarctica ... To a Lonely Land I Know. Inwood, Manitoba: Whippoorwill Press, 2001. 1st Edition, later Printing. xix,20-314pp. Fine. Small Octavo in pictorial wrappers with illustrations in text from photos and drawings (maps). Signed. 25.00

Account of a young Canadian's experiences in the Antarctic following World War II conducting surveys, explorations and collecting scientific data with the help of Inuit dogs from Labrador and Greenland.

099. Peary, Josephine Diebitsch. La Snow Baby. New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1927. 1st French Translation. 81pp. Octavo in original blue cloth with illustration on front and chipped dust jacket frontispiece (portrait) from photo and illustrations in text from drawings after photos. Dust jacket soiled with large chip at head of spine and chipping along edges and at extremities with foxing to title page and verso of half title. Name on front free endpaper. Very scarce in the dust jacket. Translated by Marie Ahnighito Peary. 125.00

Not in AB. Translated by the Snow Baby herself, Peary's daughter Marie Ahnighito Peary Stafford.

Peary Speaks his Mind.

100. [Peary, Robert E.]. The Discovery of the North Pole Commander Robert E. Peary. Camden, N.J.: R.C.A. Victor, [no date circa 1910]. Very good. 78 rpm Record in sleeve by the Victor Record #70012. SOLD

Peary gives details of reaching the North Pole with Henson.

101. Phipps, Constantine John. A Voyage Towards the North Pole Undertaken by His Majesty's Command 1773. London: Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, for J. Nourse, Bookseller to His Majesty, 1774. 1st Edition. viii,253pp. + 1 leaf (Directions to the Binder). Very good. Quarto in quarter leather and green cloth boards with 14 folding views, charts (including frontispiece), plans, etc. Plus folding tables. Frontispiece chart trimmed to edges of image with some minor offsetting from a few plates, else a clean copy of the issue with all charts printed on heavier paper. 3,000.00

Not in A.B.; Hill p.207, Sabin 62572. Phipps, later Lord Mulgrave, was sent out to find a route to India via the North Pole, but was blocked by ice near Spitsbergen. With him was a teen-aged Horatio Nelson. This would be the last British attempt at arctic exploration until the end of the Napoleonic wars, when Ross and Buchan were sent out in 1818.

102. Ponting, Herbert G. The Great White South: Being an Account of Experiences with Captain Scott's South Pole Expedition and of the Nature Life of the Antarctic. London: Duckworth & Co., 1921. 1st Edition. xxvi,305,[1]pp.. Near fine. Octavo in original gilt lettered purple cloth with plates (incl. frontispiece portrait) from photos and one illustration (map). Spine with minimal fading, discreet name stamp on front free endpaper, a clean attractive copy. Introduction and notes by Kathleen Scott. 450.00

Rosove 251.A1; Spence 925. Account of the Terra Nova Expedition under Scott by the Australian cameraman on the expedition.

103. Poulsom, Major Neville W. The White Ribbon. A Medallic Record of British Polar Expeditions. London: B. A. Seaby Ltd, 1968. 1st Edition. 216pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original black cloth with endpaper maps, frontispiece and b&w plates (both sides) from photos. 75.00

Rosove 1245; Spence 933. Account of the Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions between 1818 and 1961 whose members received the award of the Arctic or Polar Medal.

104. Priestley, Sir Raymond. With Raymond J. Adie & G. Robin. (Editors)-- Antarctic Research. A Review of British Scientific Achievement in Antarctica. London: Butterworths, 1964. 1st Edition. xi, 360pp. Very good. Quarto in original cloth and slipcase with many photo illustration (some in color), maps and 2 folding maps laid in separate folder. Foreword by H.R.H. the Duke of Edinburgh. 165.00

Rosove 1248; Spence 942.

105. Quartermain, L. B. Down to the Ice. Wellington, New Zealand: School Publications Branch, Department of Education, 1966. 1st Edition. (Wrappers) 48pp. Good to very good. Oblong Octavo in original wrappers with illustrations from photos and maps. Light dampstain to gutter at top. 35.00

Rosove 1249. " A primer on Antarctica for juveniles.". Series: Post-Primary School Bulletin. Volume 16 Number 4

J. Halkett’s Copy

106. Rae, John. Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847. London: T. & W. Boone, 1850. 1st Edition. viii,247,[1]pp. + 8pp. (publisher's ads). Octavo in original blindstamped green cloth with pale yellow coated endpapers and two folding maps. J[ohn] Halkett's signature on front pastedown with the book plate of a James Douglas on front pastedown. Head and foot of spine and front hinge professionally repaired, spine darkened with partial fading to covers else a clean copy of a rare title. In black cloth slip. 10,000.00

A.B. 14097; Streeter 3715; Wagner-Camp 187. Rae's expedition, another shoe-string effort by the Hudson's Bay Company (he was given supplies for four months but was expected to be out fifteen months), was to explore the arctic coastline from Repulse Bay west to Simpson's easternmost point. He explored both sides of Committee Bay and established that Boothia was a peninsula and not an island. This title commanded large sums even in Stefansson's time, in an account of his polar library Stefansson mentions that at auction copies were going for $50 and $75 while other rare arctic titles, some by more famous men, were only getting $5 and $10.

107. Rasmussen, Knud. Greenland by the Polar Sea. The Story of the Thule Expedition from Melville Bay to Cape Morris Jesup. London: William Heinemann, 1921. 1st English Translation. xxii,327pp. Very good. Quarto in original silver lettered, decorated green cloth with 8 colour plates (including frontispiece) from illustrations by Kyhn, Moltke, Friis, Bertelsen, and Deichmann; tinted plates from photos, facsimiles, etc., and folding colour map (at end). Name on front pastedown, endpapers browned with some browning to frontispiece from tissue guard, else a clean copy, spine slightly darkened, foot and head of spine repaired. Preface by Admiral Sir Lewis Beaumoont G.C.B. Translated by Asta and Roland Kenney (From the Danish). 275.00

A.B. 14204. Narrative of Rasmussen's second Thule expedition, a sledge journey from Thule along the northwest coast of Greenland to Cape Morris Jesup, returning partly over the inland ice.

Inscribed and Signed Copy

108. Reynolds, Jeremiah N. Address, on the Subject of a Surveying and Exploring Expedition to the Pacific Ocean and South Seas. Delivered in the Hall of Representatives on the Evening of April 3, 1836. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1836. 1st Edition. 300pp. Very good. Octavo in original pebbled brown cloth. Blindstamp on title page with light foxing throughout, heavier on endpapers. Inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author. Stefansson's copy with his bill of sale laid in. SOLD

Haskell 203. Jeremiah N. Reynolds, an Ohio editor, supported the idea of a polar expedition as a worthy national enterprise. His tireless efforts eventually resulted in government sponsorship for the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-42 under the command of senior lieutenant Charles Wilkes. Reynolds who was scheduled to accompany the reconnaissance, was later discharged as unnecessary. The expedition’s major contribution, stem from the scientific discoveries made in Antarctica.

Greely’s Copy

109. Rink, Hinrich Johannes. Om Den Geographiske Beskaffenhed Af de Danske Handelsdistrikter I Nordgronland. Skrifter: Naturvidenskabelig Og Mathematisk Afdeling, 1853. 1p.l.[39]-70pp. Very good. Bound in modern quarter leather backed blue cloth boards with gilt lettered spine one large folding map. Text in Danish. Signed by Greely on title page. SOLD

A.B. 14611. Contains data on the interior of Greenland, the icecap, icebergs and their origin; the geography of West and South Greenland, the islands, peninsulas, and fiords; ice conditions, climate, lakes, rivers, springs, etc.

110. Robinson, Bradley. Dark Companion. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1948. 1st UK Edition. 256pp. Very good in good to very good dust jacket. Octavo in original blue cloth with endpaper maps and chipped dust jacket with plates from photos. Covers a bit bowed and dust jacket chipped at head of spine and along top edge. Name on previous owner on verso of front free endpaper SOLD

With Rare Henson Signature

111. Robinson, Bradley. Dark Companion. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, copyright date 1947. 1st Edition. xviii,[2],266pp. Very good in fair to good dust jacket. Octavo in original black cloth with endpaper maps and quite worn, chipped dust jacket, missing large piece from foot of spine, chipped at extremities. Signed on half title "Matthew A. Henson" with added note in different pen "the 6 of April the day we reach the North Pole.". SOLD

Peary’s companion on his arctic explorations, accompanied him to the pole and was a loyal supporter until he died.


Fine Set of Ross’s Voyages

112. Ross, John. A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander, for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay, and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage. [With] Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of North-West Passage, and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions During the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833. Including the Reports of Commander, Now Captain, James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S., F.L.S., &C. And the Discovery of the Northern Magnetic Pole. [With] Appendix. London: A. W. Webster, 1819-1835. 1st Editions. xxxix,[1],252,cxlivpp. + errata slip; xxxi,[1],740p. +xii,120,cii,[1]p.. Near fine. Three volumes Quarto bound in matching half morocco and tan cloth boards. First Voyage narrative and appendix: 15 colour plates (4 folding) and 9 engraved plates (2 folding) and 4 tables (3 folding), with 3 folding plans and charts (including frontispiece). Second Voyage Narrative volume: 25 plates (3 handcoloured) and five charts (2 folding) Appendix volume: steel engraved portrait of Ross (frontispiece) and nineteen plates (eleven handcoloured). Colour plates exceptionally clean 1st voyage with occasional foxing and some offsetting from plates (approximately 29.5cm tall), second voyage and appendix exceptionally clean tall copies with wide margins (approximately 31cm tall). Appendix volume inscribed from the author on title page. 15,000.00

A.B. 14866. Narrative and scientific results of a private expedition sponsored by Felix Booth under Sir John Ross to discover a northwest passage by way of Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound and Prince Regent Inlet. He made his way to Boothia Peninsula in the 'Victory' and returned by sledge, boat and the 'Isabella.'.

113. Scott, Captain Scott. The Diaries of Captain Robert Scott. A Record of the Second Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912 [Six Volumes Complete] Vol. I - Base Diaries October 1910- April 1911. Vol. II - Base Diaries April 1911 - October 1911. Vol. III - Sledging Orders 1910-1911. Vil. IV - South Polar Times 1911. Vol. V - Sledging Diaries January 1911 - September 1911. Vol. VI - Sledging Diaries November 1911 - March 1912. Tyler Green, England: University Microfilms Ltd, 1968. Facsimile Trade Edition. Near fine. Four volumes Quarto and Two Volumes Octavo in original gilt lettered blue cloth. Rare. 1,800.00

Rosove 294.A2. Facsimile of Scott's ' Terra Nova' expedition diaries held at the British Library.

114. [Scott, R. F. - 'Terra Nova' Expedition 1910- 1913] Debenham, Frank. British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. Report on the Maps and Surveys. London: Harrison & Sons, 1923. 1st Edition. viii,94pp. Very good. Small Folio (approximately 30.7cm tall) in original rose colour cloth with 2 plates, illustrations (maps) in text, and 15 folding maps in rear pocket. Several maps in rear pocket with old tape repairs to folds, have been restored 500.00

Spence 357.

115. [Scott, R. F. - 'Terra Nova' Expedition 1910- 1913] Lyons, Col. H. G. British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. Miscellaneous Data. London: Harrison & Sons, Ltd., 1924. 1st Edition. [iv],75pp. Near fine. Small Folio (approximately 30.5cm tall) in original printed wrappers with large folding plan of the "Terra Nova" in rear pocket. Name on front free endpaper. 125.00

Rosove 293-13.A1; Spence 730. Contains among other things, (1) Description of the ship, 13 pp. (2) Equipment and stores, animal transport, dogs, ponies, 31 pp.

Signed by Priestley

116. [Scott, R. F. - 'Terra Nova' Expedition 1910- 1913] Priestley, Capt. R. E. British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. Physiography (Robertson Bay and Terra Nova Bay Regions). London: Harrison & Sons, Ltd., 1923. 1st Edition. x,87pp. Very good. Folio in original green wrappers with 87 illustrations on 19 plates (including 5 folding) from photos, and 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Minor foxing to first and last leaf else clean, tight copy signed on title page by Priestley. SOLD

Rosove 293-11.A1; Spence 941.

117. [Scott, R. F. - 'Terra Nova' Expedition 1910- 1913] Taylor, Griffith. British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. The Physiography of the Mcmurdo Sound and Granite Harbour Region. London: Harrison and Sons, Ltd., 1922. 1st Edition. xvi,246pp. (including plates) + tipped-in errata slip. Very good. Quarto in original maroon cloth with plates (including frontispiece) - 1 folding, from photos (including stereoscopic), etc., and illustrations in text from drawings. Name on front free endpaper, spine sunned with minor repair to foot of rear hinge. 325.00

Rosove 293-7.A1. Scientific results from data collected on the ' Terra Nova' expedition.

Presentation Copy from Wright also Signed by Priestley

118. [Scott, R. F. - 'Terra Nova' Expedition 1910- 1913] Wright, C. S. With R. E. Priestley. British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. Glaciology. London: Harrison and Sons, Ltd., 1922. 1st Edition. xx,581pp. (including plates). Thick Quarto in original full maroon pebbled cloth with plates from photos (at end), folding chart and illustrations in text from drawings ( including maps), tables, and 15 folding maps in rear pocket. 2 Names on front free endpaper. Hinges, head and foot of spine, and front joint repaired else a generally clean, tight copy of a scarce title. Inscribed on front pastedown from C.S.W. and signed on title page by R. E. Priestley. SOLD

Rosove 293-8.A1. Scientific results based on data collected in the Victoria Land sector of the Antarctic continent.

119. [Scott, R. F. - 'Terra Nova' Expedition 1910- 1913] Wright, C. S. British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. Physiography of the Breadmore Glacier Region. London: Harrison & Sons, 1923. 1st Edition. vii,25pp. Very good. Small Folio (approx. 30.5cm tall) in original green wrappers with 15 plates, (incl. 6 folding panoramas) from sketches by Edward Wilson, and folding map in rear pocket. Name on front free endpaper. 300.00

Rosove 293-12.A1; Spence 1285. Wright was physicist with Scott's last expedition.

120. [Scott, R. F. - 'Discovery' Expedition, 1901-04]. Album of Photographs and Sketches with a Portfolio of Panoramic Views [With] Physical Observations with Discussions by Various Authors [With] Meteorology Part 1: Observations at Winter Quarters and on Sledge Journeys with Discussions by Various Authors [With] Magnetic Observations [With] Meteorology Part II: Comprising Daily Synchronous Charts 1st October, 1901, to 31st March, 1904. London: Royal Society, 1908-1913. 1st Editions. Good to very good. 5 titles in Six Quarto volumes in original quarter brick red and burgundy cloth (volume II -Meteorology in original quarter red and burgundy cloth), and brown coated endpapers, with numerous plates and maps (many folding), and illustrations in text. Generally a clean, attractive set with a few institutional stamps removed, and repairs to head and foot of spines and several joints of the volumes. All volumes scarce, with the rare "Album of Photographs....," complete with the portfolio volume of plates after sketches by Wilson, with new ribbon ties. 8,000.00 SOLD

Rosove 288-7.A1; 288-8.A1; 288-9.A1; 288-10.A1; and 288-11.A1. Scientific results from data collected during Scott's ' Discovery' expedition, 1901-04.

121. [Scott, R. F. - 'Terra Nova' Expedition 1910- 1913] Debenham, Frank. British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913. The Physiography of the Ross Archipelago. London: Harrison & Sons, 1923. 1st Edition. xiii,[1],40pp. Very good. Small Folio (approximately 30.5cm tall) in original green wrappers with 15 plates from photos, one folding diagram, illustrations in text, and five folding maps in rear pocket. Name on front free endpaper. 275.00

Rosove 293-9.A1.

122. [Scott, R. F.] Ponting, Herbert G. The Story of Captain Scott. The Official Film Record of Captain Scott's Expedition to the South Pole. The Story of an Immortal Adventure and of the Nature Life of the Great White South. London: International Cinematograph Company Limited, [no date]. Later issue. 16pp. Very good. Octavo in original pictorial wrappers with illustrations from photos by Ponting front and back, stapled with illustrations in text from photos and map on inside rear cover. Later issue of 90 South with title correction pasted over top half of title page. Minor wear to extremities of wrappers with repairs to fold. Very scarce. 500.00

Not in Rosove; Spence 930 (1st Issue). ("The Film Photographed and its Story told by Herbert G. Ponting, F.R.P.S., .."

123. [Scott, Robert F.]. Memorial Service. School of Music, Nelson, Friday, 14th February, 1913, at 8 P.M. Order of Service [Cover Title]. Nelson, N.Z.: Bond, Finney & Co., Printers, 1913. (Self wrappers) [4]pp. Fair. Octavo folded once with light foxing. SOLD

"In Memory of Captain Scott and those who with him laid down their lives in the Expedition to the South Pole.".

124. [Scott, Robert F.]. Psalm and Hymns to Be Sung at the Memorial of Captain Scott and Those Who Bled with Him. [Caption Title]. Christchurch, New Zealand: Printed by Mariner Bros. & Co., Print. for the Cathedral, 1913. Broadside (approximately 22 x 14.5cm) with 2 creases from folds. Slightly soiled with two nicks to edges. SOLD


125. Seemann, Berthold. Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Herald During the Years 1845-51, Under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett, R.N., C.B.; Being a Circumnavigation of the Globe, and Three Cruizes to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin. London: Reeve and Co., 1853. 1st. xvi,302;vii,302pp. + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). Very good. 2 volumes in One Octavo in original mauve blindstamped cloth and yellow coated endpapers with 2 colour lithograph plates and folding colour map (opposite p.1 Volume I). A clean unopened copy in an attractive binding. 2,500.00

A.B. 15680. Narrative of a voyage to the Bering Strait Region in search of Franklin via Cape Horn,Central America, and the Pacific Islands, returning by way of Cape of Good Hope, by the naturalist on the expedition.

Unique Publisher’s Dummy of First Issue

126. Shackleton, Ernest H. The Antarctic Book Winter Quarters 1907-1909. London: William Heinemann, 1909. 3p.l. (half title, title page & content leaves of the Antarctic Book)) + 56 leaves (proof sheets? of text from "The Heart of the Antarctic"). Quarto in vellum backed boards, gilt top edge others uncut, with the 1st issue endpaper, with "British Antarctic Expedition 1907 1909" printed overtop a pictorial representation of Mt. Erebus (split between front and rear pastedowns) signed by 16 members, being the shore party who had wintered at Cape Royds and Aeneas Mackintosh and contents page listing "Aurora Australis: A Poem" by Shackleton. Total 10 plates, including 4 tipped-in colour plates mounted on thick grey paper stock, (portraits of the members of the Southern party), and 6 woodcut illustrations by Marston. Printed on Van Gelder Zonen paper watermarked 1907 BAE 1909. Boards showing wear with repairs to corners, soiled spine with some minor foxing to endpapers and a few plates.


See Rosove 305. A1. Unique. Both issues are rare. (total 300 copies).

127. [Sheet Music - Byrd, Richard E.]. Back Home. Words and Music by Irving Kahal, Sammy Fain and Pierre Norman. New York: Famous Music Corp, 1930. [6]pp. Very good. Quarto in original pictorial wrappers with b&w photo illustration of Byrd by C. Maillard on front. SOLD

"As introduced in the Paramount Special Attraction "With Byrd at the South Pole".

128. [Sheet Music - Kane, Elisha Kent] Shuster, William H. Kane's Funeral March. Composed and Respectfully Inscribed to the Memory of Elisha Kent Kane, M.D., U.S.N. Philadelphia: Wm. H. Schuster, [no date] 5,[1]pp. Very good. Disbound. Folio (approximately 34.5cm tall) in original pictorial wrappers with engraved portrait of Kane from photo on front. Some minor foxing to covers. SOLD


129. [Sheet Music - North Pole] Shaw, Elwin L. Dash to the Pole. March - Two Step. Brockton, Mass: Old Colony Piano Co., 1909. [6]pp. Good to very good. Folio (approximately 35cm tall) in original pictorial wrappers, illustrated by T. S. Fisher from drawing and photo insert of horse race, with ads for pianos on inside front and rear covers. Edge worn with several closed tears along fore edge. Scarce. SOLD

Souvenir Brockton Fair 1909.

130. Stewart, Douglas. The Fire and Snow and the Golden Lover. Two Plays for Radio. Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1944. 1st Edition. [vi],143pp. Good to very good in fair dust jacket. 12mo (approximately 18.5cm tall) in original light grey cloth. Dust jacket front flap detached. Uncommon. 75.00

Not in Spence or Renard auction. The first play is the story of Scott's polar journey, and features the voices of Scott, Wilson, Oates, Bowers and Evans. It was first broadcast on 6 June 1941 in Australia. This play was only reprinted in 1949 in a 44 page edition.

131. Stewart, John. Antarctica: An Encyclopedia. Jefferson, N.C. & London: McFarland & Company, Inc., 1990. 1st Edition. xxii,597;v,598-1193pp. As new. Two volumes Octavo in original blue cloth, issued without dustjackets. Not illustrated. SOLD

Rosove 1307. An A-Z of Antarctica, incorporating geographical features, expeditions, people, scientific subjects, and entries of general interest. Chronology of events list of expeditions and bibliography at end of vol. II.

In the Scarce Dust Jacket.

132. Stuck, Hudson. Voyages on the Yukon and Its Tributaries. A Narrative of Summer Travel in the Interior of Alaska. New York: Scribner's Sons, 1917. 1st Edition. xvi,[2],,397pp. Octavo in original gilt lettered pictorial blue cloth and dust jacket with photogravure frontispiece, plates from photos, and 2 folding maps. Dust jacket soiled and chipped at extremities, head and foot of spine with several closed tears. Very scarce in the dust jacket. SOLD

A.B. 17126. Description of the Yukon River, including Yukon Flats, Bering Sea to St. Michael and its tributaries the Porcupine, Chandalar, Tanana, Koyukok, Innoko and Iditarod Rivers, and Chageluk Slough.

133. Stuck, Hudson. A Winter Circuit of Our Arctic Coast. A Narrative of a Journey with Dog-Sleds Around the Entire Arctic Coast of Alaska. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. 1st Edition. x-[xiv],360pp. + errata slip. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth with photogravure frontispiece and b&w plates from photos, and two folding maps. Name on front free endpaper, lower corner bumped else a clean, tight copy. SOLD

A.B. 17127. Narrative of a year's journey, 1917-18, from Fort Yukon to Kotzebue, thence north and west to Herschel Island and the return overland via Firth and Porcupine Rivers. Contains much on the history of early exploration in the area.

Inscribed and Signed Copy

134. Tanner, V. Outlines of the Geography, Life and Customs of Newfoundland-Labrador (The Eastern Part of the Labrador Peninsula). Helsinki: Helsingfors, 1944. 1st Separate Printing. 436;1p.l.[437]-906pp. Very good. Two volumes Octavo, uncut in original wrappers with numerous illustrations in text from photos. Wrappers slightly browned, with minor edge wear to wrappers volume I, else a clean copy. Inscribed and signed by author on title-page of Volume I. SOLD

A.B. 17407; O'Dea 2566. Based on observations made during 'The Finland-Labrador Expedition' in 1937 and 'The Tanner Labrador Expedition' in 1939 and on information available in the literature and cartography. Series: N:O Acta Geographica 8 1

135. Taylor, Griffith. Antarctic Adventure and Research. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1930. 1st Edition. (Hardcover) xi,245pp. Very good. Small Octavo (approximately 19.3cm tall) in original red cloth, spine faded, with illustrations in text from drawings (including sketch maps). Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper with some minor marginalia in pencil. SOLD

Rosove 1318; Spence 1185. Taylor was geologist with Scott's last expedition.

136. Tourville, Elsie A. Alaska, a Bibliography 1570-1970 with Subject Index. Boston: G. K. Hall & Co., 1974. 1st Edition. xvii,[3],,738pp. Good+. Tall Octavo in original red cloth. Not illustrated, with pocket on rear free endpaper, a few pages with dog eared corners, and several closed minor edge tears, else generally a clean, tight copy. Scarce. SOLD

A still very useful bibliography.

137. Trevor-Battye, Aubyn. Ice-Bound on Kolguev. A Chapter in the Exploration of Arctic Europe to Which Is Added a Record of the Natural History of the Island. Westminster: Archibald Constable, 1895. 1st edition. xxviii,458pp. Very good. Small Quarto in original two-toned green cloth with engraved frontispiece and b&w plates after Illustrations by J. T. Nettleship, Charles Whymper and the Author, and three folding coloured maps at end. A few pages unopened, with scattered light foxing. 150.00

A.B.17973. Narrative of the expedition to Kolguyev Island where the author and an assistant studied the bird life, botany and Samoyeds.

138. 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. Corners bruised with occasional minor offsetting from a few folding maps else a clean, tight copy. SOLD

A.B. 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, and Ray.

139. Victor, Paul-Emile. My Eskimo Life. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1938. 1st Edition. 349pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original slightly faded blue cloth and slightly soiled, edge worn dust jacket with plates from photos (including frontispiece portrait), and 2 folding maps. Minor foxing to edges, head of dust jacket spine chipped, scarce. SOLD

A.B. 27103. Translated from the French. Victor spent six months living with East Greenland Eskimos, winter of 1936-37.

140. W. B. Conkey Company. The Official Guide to the Klondyke Country and the Gold Fields of Alaska. Chicago: W. B. Conkey Company, 1897. 1st Edition. 296pp. Very good. Small Octavo in original gilt lettered, decorated red cloth with plates (included in pagination), illustrations in text from drawings, and folding colour map (frontispiece) with 6 maps on verso. Pages browned as usual with some minor darkening to cloth and name on front free endpaper else very good copy of a popular work that was produced inexpensively. 175.00

Ricks p.164; Tourville 1001; Wickesham #3906.

141. Wickersham, James. A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature 1724-1924 Containing the Titles of All Histories, Travels, Voyages, Newspapers, Periodicals, Public Documents, Etc., Printed in English Russian. German, French, Spanish, Etc, Relating to, Descriptive of, or Published in Russian America or Alaska, from 1724 to and Including 1924. Cordova: Alaska: Agricultural College and School of Mines., 1927. 1st Edition. xxvii,635.. Very good. Octavo in original blue cloth. Not illustrated. Institutional bookplate on front pastedown and 'Warning' label on front free endpaper with a few internal stamps, else a clean, tight copy. SOLD

James Wickersham (1857-1939) was an influential person in Alaska during the formative years, as a district judge in 1900 and later in congress. After retiring from Congress at age 76, he assembled the first bibliography of material published about Alaska

Official Issue

142. [Wilkes Expedition] Gray, Asa. (editor)-- United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841, 1842, Under the Command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. Vol. XVII. Botany. Cryptogamia. Philadelphia: Printed by Sherman & Co., 1874. 1st edition official Issue limited to 100 copies. 2p.l.,514pp. Fine. Folio in a fine binding, full dark green blindstamped morocco, all edges gilt, with gilt vignette of the arms of the United States on front and rear covers and spine, and yellow coated endpapers. Text volume only without the plates which were only issued with the parts. Rare very few copies were officially distributed. SOLD

Haskell 68; Rosove 354-12.A1; Spence 530. Contributors include William S. Sullivant on Musci, Edward Tuckerman on Lichenes, J. W. Bailey and W. H. Harvey on Algae, M.A. Curtis and M. J. Berkeley on Fungi, and John Torrey on the Phanerogamia of Pacific North America.



143. Baxter, George. [The Arctic Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1850.] [nd ca1850]. Very good. Baxter- process print in Oil Colours (approximate size 15.6 x 20.4cm). Taken out of matte. 375.00

Illustration of the Franklin Search Expedition under Sir James Ross, depicting a search party on land being attacked by a polar bear, with the ‘Enterprise’ and ‘Investigator’ shown in the background beside a towering iceberg

144. Brice-Bennett, Carol. With Alan Cooke & Nina Davis. (Editors) Our Footprints Are Everywhere. Nain Labrador: Labrador Inuit Association, [c1977]. 1st Edition. xii,[2],379pp. Very good in original illustrated brown cloth with yellow tinted photo illustration on front cover and illustrations in text from photos and maps. Signed on half tile by Alan Cooke. Several institutional handstamps else very good copy of an important and uncommon study. 135.00

Study of Inuit land use and occupancy in Labrador.

145. Bruce, William Speirs. The Log of the Scotia Expedition, 1902-4. Edinburgh: Edinburg University Press, 1992. 1st Edition. viii,306pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Quarto in original cloth and dust jacket with 20 plates, illustrations in text, including maps and ship's plans, and tables. Edited By Peter Speak. Foreword by Sir Vivian Fuchs. 200.00

First Edition of the narrative of the 1902-04 'Scotia' Expedition to the Antarctic, published 90 years later, of Bruce's log, photographs and plans as originally intended. Peter Speak has added an introduction, explanatory notes and a glossary of scientific terms.

146. Ferguson, Robert. Arctic Harpooner. A Voyage on the Schooner Abbie Bradford 1878-1879. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1938. 1st Edition. x,[2],216pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in silver metallic blue cloth and dust jacket, with endpaper maps, and illustrations in text by Paul Quinn. Dust jacket spine a bit faded else an attractive copy in the uncommon dust jacket. Edited By Leslie Dalrymple Stair. 125.00

Account of Robert Ferguson's fifteen months on the Abbie Bradford.

147. Robertson, Douglas S. To the Arctic with the Mounties. Toronto: The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1934. 1st Edition. 6p.l.,309pp. Octavo in original blue cloth and worn, chipped dust jacket with several visible tape repairs. Plates (including frontispiece) and folding colour map (at end) showing route of the expedition. 100.00

A.B. 14680. A journalist's account of the relief, supply ship Beothic's voyage to RCMP posts in the eastern Canadian Arctic in 1931.

148. Simpson, Commander C. J. W. North Ice. The Story of the British Greenland Expedition. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1957. 1st Edition. 384pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Octavo in original green cloth, and dust jacket with 8 colour plates (including frontispiece), b&w plates from photos and endpaper maps. 65.00


149. Somerset, H. Somers. The Land of the Muskeg. With One Hundred and Ten Illustrations from Sketches by A. H. Pollen and Instantaneous Photographs and Four Maps. London: William Heinemann, 1895. 1st Edition. xxxi,248 + 24pp. (publisher’s catalogue dated March, 1895). Very good. Octavo in original red cloth and coated black endpapers with frontispiece portrait and illustrations from photos and 4 coloured maps (three folding). Internally a clean copy without any foxing and only some minor soiling to cloth as usual. SOLD

Account of a hunting and exploring party in British Columbia. Travelling from Edmonton, they made their way to Fort Dunvegan on the Peace River, then across the Rockies via the Pine and Misinchinka Rivers to Fort MacLeod. Then turned southeast to Quesnell via Fort St. James and the Stuart River. The party met with severe conditions and shortage of game


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The first sale of ‘Discovery Books’ will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Wednesday September 14, 2005 at the Calgary Winter Club. Viewing times will be at the shop of Aquila Books September 12-13 during regular shop hours or by appointment.

The sale will feature the travel & exploration collection of Michael Porter of Sooke. B.C., Canada with additions. Items of note:

Aurora Australis – 1 of approximately 100 copies.

Cherry-Gerard – Worst Journey in the World. 1922. 2 vols. 1st Edition.

Davis – With the Aurora in the Antarctic. 1919.

Mawson – Home of the Blizzard 1st US Edition in 2 volumes in dust jackets.

Ross – Voyage of Discovery & Research. 1847. 2 vols.

Bligh – Voyage to South Sea. 1792. 1st Edition.

Burney – Chronological History of Discoveries in South Sea. 1803-17. 5 vols.

Harris – Complete Collection Voyages & Travels. 1744. 2 vols.

Kippis – Life of Cook

Vancouver – Voyage of Discovery to N. Pacific Ocean. 1798. 3 vols. + atlas.

Hearne – Journey from Prince of Wales Fort. 1795. 1st Edition

Mackenzie – Voyage from Montreal in 1789 & 1793. 1801. 1st Edition.

Swain – Account of a Voyage for Discovery of N.W. Passage. 1748. 2 vols.

Note: A complete illustrated catalogue will be available about August 1st 2005 free on our website or via post for US$10 (Visa & MasterCard accepted). If you are going to attend in person please contact us if you require assistance in finding accommodation or require additional information on other attractions while in Calgary.

Looking for Significant Collections.

We are looking for significant collections large or small to auction or purchase. In addition to books, we are also interested in related ephemera such as letters, photographs, menus, lecture notices, and original artifacts. Interesting items from Expedition members are always of interest. Please feel free to call and discuss your materials with us. We are prepared to travel to view materials.

This page updated March 05, 2008