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It has been over a year since our last catalogue! During that time we were very busy with the first Discovery Book Auction last September. We feel we had a great success, prices realized totaled almost a half million dollars. Since then we have purchased a number of significant items and minor collections of polar material, some of which are in the current catalogue. We are in the process of refining our mailing list, to active customers who order at least once a year. Everyone will receive this, and the fall catalogue, after that we will be looking at the mailing list in detail. This past January we hired a full time cataloguer for the shop and have made great progress in cataloguing our inventory. Within a year we hope to have most of our polar/travel material on our website with photos of the better material.

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001. [Alaska] Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Commission. Report of the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition Commission of the State of Washington. Seattle: Printed by the Pacific Press, Inc., [nd ca1910]. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. 157pp. + [2]pp. (index). Illustrations from photos. Black cloth taped backed blue wrappers, minor fading. 250.00

Tourville 156. Illustrated report giving a history of the commission, detailed statement of all disbursements, a summary of receipts and disbursements, and description and costs of buildings and major exhibits.

002. [Alaska] Briggs, Horace. Letters from Alaska and the Pacific Coast Buffalo: Press and Information Services, 1889. 1st Separate Printing. Near Fine. Octavo. 87pp. Blue lettered stiff unbleached wrappers. 300.00

Not in Arctic Bibl.; Tourville 658. Much of the material originally appeared in the Buffalo 'Commercial Advertiser' newspaper.


003. [Alaska] Emmons, S. F. Map of Alaska Showing Known Gold-Bearing Rocks with Descriptive Text Containing Sketches of the Geography, Geology, and Gold Deposits and Routes to the Gold Fields. Washington, D. C.: USGS, 1898. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. 44pp. + Map. New gray wrappers with large colour folding map (at end). 150.00 SOLD

Arctic Bibl. 18358; Wickersham 8223. Map showing "the gold and coal fields of Alaska, together with the principal steamer routes and trails .."

004. [Alaska] Grinnell, Joseph Gold Hunting in Alaska. Chicago: David C. Cook Publishing Co., 1901. Octavo. 96pp. Illustrations from photos. Pictorial wrappers with ads on inside and rear covers; Minor edge wear; better then average copy of a fragile item. Edited By Elizabeth Grinnell.


Tourville 1866; Wickersham 31. Kotzebue Sound and Nome based on author’s diary.

005. [Alaska] Harrison, E. S. Nome and the Seward Peninsula. History, Description, Biographies and Stories. Seattle: Published by the Author, 1905. Souvenir Edition (ltd. to approx. 800 copies). Very good. Quarto. 4p.l.,[5]-392pp. 46 plates and illustrations in text from photos by B. B. Dobbs, of Nome, etc. Maroon half leather and black cloth boards with patterned endpapers, uncut; minor edge wear; corners and lower spine restored. Signed twice by one of the biographical subjects listed in part 3 (R. N. Simpson). 650.00 SOLD

Arctic Bibli. 6697; Ricks p.117; Tourville 970. In three parts: (1) History: Discovery, exploration, whaling, Eskimos, etc. (2) Description, mining, etc., and (3) Biographies, stories. Very scarce.

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006. [Alaska] Ingstad, Helge. Nunamiut. Among Alaska's Inland Eskimos. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1954. 1st Edition. Octavo. 254,[2]pp. Colour frontispiece, b&w plates from photos, and illustrations in text from drawings. Light blue cloth; lower corner lightly bumped in slightly edge worn, dust soiled dust jacket. 25.00 SOLD

Tourville 2266. The Eskimos of Anaktuvuk Pass winter of 1949-50.

007. [Alaska] Kane, Gen. Thomas L. Alaska and the Polar Regions. Lecture of Gen. Thomas L. Kane, Before the American Geographical Society, in New York City, Thursday Evening, May 7, 1868. New York: Journeymen Printers' Co-Op. Assn., 1868. 1st Separate Printing. Very good. Octavo. 32pp. Sewn as issued in original printed wrappers. Not illustrated. 400.00

Not in Arctic Bibl.; Tourville 2408. Lecture on the Alaska purchase with some historical background on exploration and the northwest passage.

Broad Sheet

008. [Alaska] Seattle Daily Times. "From the Seattle Daily Times" Investors Are Swindled [Caption Title]. Seattle: Seattle Daily Times, 1904. 1st Separate Printing. (Broad Sheet) Very good. Sheet (approximately 14x36cm) printed one side only, of an article originally printed in "The Seattle Daily Times" January 19, 1904. 300.00

Account of the frauds perpetrated by the agent of a British Syndicate hired to buy up mining claims in the Yukon. Mr. Torrance "a western man ..." bought worthless property that he salted, was an extravagant spender, and when the syndicate sent a mining engineer to inspect the properties he reported that all he found was "sawed wood." OCLC locates only one copy at Yale

009. [Alaska] Vail, Isaac Newton. Alaska. The Land of the Nugget. Why? [Cover Title]. [Pasadena, Cal.: Press of G. A. Swerdfiger, 1897]. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. 68pp. Variant binding: Green cloth and brown patterned endpapers. Rare. 250.00 SOLD

Tourville 4629; Wickersham 3693. "A critical examination of geological and other testimony, showing how and why gold was deposited in polar lands"

010. [Alaska] Winter & Pond Company. The Totems of Alaska. Juneau, Alaska: Winter & Pond Company, Inc., [nd ca1909]. Very good. Oblong Octavo. [ii]pp. + 11 leaves (printed one side only). 20 tipped-in colour plates. String tied brown wrappers; hole in title page repaired. SOLD

Tourville 4927.

011. Allen Jr., Arthur S. Under Sail to Greenland: Being an Account of the Voyage of the Cutter " Directions ", Arthur S. Allen, Jr., Captain, to Greenland in the Summer of 1929, Together with the Log, Letters and Other Memoranda. New York: Privately Printed by the Marchibanks Press, 1931. 1st Edition limited to 900 copies (300 for Private Distribution and 600 for the publisher). Octavo. 91,[1]pp. Tipped-in frontispiece (portrait) and plates from photos, and folding colour map (at end). Cloth backed blue paper covered boards designed by Sydney Bagshaw, with blue endpaper plans. Inscribed and signed on first blank by the author's father. Corners professionally restored, fore edge of map a bit ragged. 225.00

Arctic Bibl. 287. Posthumously published account of the expedition, including excerpts from the correspondence between Allen and Rockwell Kent, which led to Kent's participation and his account of the expedition in "N. By E."

Inscribed and Signed Copy in Rare Dust jacket

012. Amundsen, Roald. The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the "Fram", 1910-1912. New York: Lee Keedick, 1925. 2 volumes in One. Very good in dust jackets. Octavo. xxxv,[1],392;[vi,[2],,449pp. Frontispiece (portrait), 10 plates from photos, and map. Gilt lettered blue cloth. Name on front blank. Inscribed and signed on recto of frontispiece, in the rare dust jacket with some minor chipping along top and bottom edge. Translated by A. G. Chater (From the Norwegian). See image. SOLD

Rosove 9.C1; Spence 21.

Important Manuscript Notebook Diary

013. [Amundsen, Roald] Mogg, William. Diary of Captn. Wm. Mogg of the Wrecked Schooner "Bonanza" [Caption Title - 1905-1906]. Oblong 16mo booklet. [57]pp. Original covers, restored, with a number of contemporary press clippings laid in, including newspaper photo illustration of Captain Mogg, and photo of native woman and child identified as Jullia and Sammy in pencil on back. 6,500.00SOLD

The Manuscript Diary of Captain William Mogg of the whaling schooner ‘Bonanza,’ which was wrecked in the Arctic Ocean on the 23rd August 1905, all hands saved. The diary covers the period from October 24, 1905 to April 24, 1906, being the overland trek by dog sled with mail, from Herschel Island, Arctic Ocean to Eagle City, Alaska, accompanied by Captain Roald Amundsen and two natives. Amundsen accompanied Mogg to ensure that he was the first to break the news of the successful accomplishment of the Northwest Passage. On reaching Eagle City, Alaska on December 5, 1905 he sent news, in a private telegram to Fridtjof Nansen. The contents were leaked however to the public before its arrival. The diary includes much of interest, with details of the conditions, game, and hardships encountered. The party reached Fort Youcon on the 20th of November, delivered the mail to the postmaster and left the two natives in the care of Mr. Beaumont, the trader, as instructed in a letter from the Captain at Herschel Island. After a couple days rest, during which Amundsen visited a native school and bought a sledge, they spent an enjoyable evening with a Mrs Cox? who ran a trading store, before leaving for Circle City on the 23rd of November with telegrams, but without the benefit of a guide which was deemed too expensive. They arrived in Eagle City on the 5th of December a total of 664 miles since they had left the ships at Herschel Island. There they were met by Major Plummer and Officers of the Fort, sent telegrams, then had dinner with Captain Langton who introduced them to Mr. F. Smith manager of the Trading Company. The telegraph communications were down the next two days between Eagle City and Dawson; Captain Mogg visits the Collector of customs and reported the loss of the ‘Bonanza.’ On the 8th Amundsen receives lots of telegrams from newspaper agents but none from home. The telegraph lines were down again on the 9th, Captain Moog and Amundsen leave for Dawson the next day with the mail carrier arriving on the 13tth where Moog meets with the American Consul, the Captain of the N.W. Mounted Police and a Doctor Varseco who is interested in making a trip to the North Pole. They left for Whitehorse by stage coach on the 15th of December and then by rail to Skagway where they caught the steamer ‘Jefferson’ for Seattle then on to San Francisco arriving on the 31st of December. Entries resume April 16th – 27th being a first hand account of the San Francisco Earthquake with descriptions of its destruction and aftermath.

014. [Antarctic Club]. [Christmas Card]. [Antarctic Club: nd ca1938]. Fine. Card (approx. 15.2cm tall) with blue ribbon tie, folded once, embossed Arctic Club seal on front and tipped in photo of the "Penola" in Port Lockroy. Signed "Norman" with business card laid in loose. 50.00 SOLD

Norman Gurney was a seaman on the British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-37 under Rymill, serving on the Penola. The Antarctic Club was established in 1929 as a dining club with an annual reunion for Antarctic explorers, that continues until this day.


015. [Antarctic] Grosvenor, Gilbert. With Alexander Wetmore. The Book of Birds. The First Work Presenting in Full Color All the Major Species of the United States and Canada. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1937. Later Printing in Two Volumes Octavo. viii,356,[2];374,[1]pp. Colour and b&w illustrations in text from photos, etc. Green cloth with endpaper maps. Bookplate and ownership inscription on verso of front free endpaper with stamp of IGY on verso of title page. Binding of volume I soiled with wrinkling of pages from damp. 300.00

Artifact from the U.S. Antarctic Expedition East Base during the International Geophysical Year at Wilkes Station, Antarctica, U.S. National Committee / National Academy of Sciences. Property of Carl R. Eklund, ornithologist on the expedition, the books had to be abandoned when ice conditions necessitated an emergency evacuation, that were later found and returned (account in accompanying letter)

016. Armstrong, Terence. Russian Settlement in the North. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1965. 1st Edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. Octavo. xii,224pp. Plates from photos, and illustrations (sketch maps) in text. Gray cloth. Series: Scott Polar Research Institute Special Publications. No. 3. 45.00


017. Armstrong, Terence. The Russians in the Arctic. Aspects of Soviet Exploration and Exploitation of the Far North, 1937-57. London: Methuen and Co Ltd., 1958. 1st Edition. Octavo. 182pp. 8 plates (both sides) from photos, and 1 illustration in text. Blue cloth with endpaper maps. Minor wear to top of dust jacket spine. 65.00 SOLD


018. Arnesen, Odd. The Polar Adventure. The "Italia" Tragedy Seen at Close Quarters. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1929. 1st English Translation. Octavo. 158pp. Plates, including frontispiece portrait, from photos. Orange cloth; light soiling to covers with light foxing to edges, and leaves adjacent to plates. Translated by Asta and Rowland Kenney (From the Norwegian). 50.00

Arctic Bibl. 712. Norwegian journalist's account of the before-and-after of Nobile's "Italia" flight and crash. Somewhat critical of the Italian's efforts throughout the expedition.


019. Aurivillius, Carl W. S. Das Plankton Der Baffin's Bay Und Davis' Strait Eine Thiergeographische Studie. Upsala: Almquist & Wiksells, 1896. 1st Edition. Very good. Folio. [32]pp. Colour map. Quarter blue cloth and marbled boards with original wrappers bound in. Inscribed complimentary copy from the author top of front wrapper. Boards a bit age darkened top front and rear boards, clean internally. 125.00 SOLD

Arctic Bibl. 798. "A zoogeographic study. Report on collections made by A. Ohlin on the Peary Auxiliary Expedition, and by E. Nilsson, from the whaling vessel Eclipse, 1894." Includes an historical summary of plankton research in Greenland waters.

020. Balch, Edwin Swift. The North Pole and Bradley Land. Philadelphia: Campion and Co., 1913. 1st Edition. Fine. Tall Octavo. 91pp. Original gilt lettered brick red cloth; top edge gilt. Rare in this condition. "With the compliments of the author" slip tipped in. 675.00

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

Signed by Three Polar Explorers with Scott

021. [Barrie, J.M.]. Like English Gentlemen. To Peter Scott from the Author of "Where's Master?" London: Hodder and Stoughton, [nd ca 1913]. 1st Edition. 12mo (approx. 18.9cm). 61,[3]pp. Beige boards with color illustration on front and pictorial endpapers, spine restored with occasional light foxing internally. Signed on front endpaper by Raymond Priestley, Griffith Taylor and Frank Wild. See image. 850.00   SOLD

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

022. Bellot, Joseph Rene. Memoirs of Lieutenant Joseph Rene Bellot, ... With His Journal of a Voyage in the Polar Seas, in Search of Sir John Franklin. In Two Volumes. London: Hurst and Blackett, Publishers, 1855. 1st UK Edition. Two volumes small Octavo (19.2cm). vii,[1],391,[1] (publisher's ad);[ii],403pp. Engraved frontispiece in Vol. I (portrait) and engraved tailpiece (end of Vol. II). Bound in early 20th century three quarter red morocco and marbled boards with matching endpapers, 5 raised bands with gilt spine lettering, and gilt top edge. Slight toning to pages (unevenly in volume II), discreet blind stamp to title pages of both volumes and a number of leaves internally. An attractive copy. 5,650.00

AB 1305. The English Edition was published posthumously. Bellot perished in 1853 while serving on the 1852 Franklin Search Expedition under Captain Edward Inglefield in the 'Phoenix.' he had served previously on the 1851-2 Franklin Search Expedition under Captain William Kennedy.


023. Bernacchi, L. C. A Very Gallant Gentleman. London: Thornton Butterworth, Ltd., 1933. 1st Edition. Octavo. 240pp. 8 plates from photos (incl. frontispiece portrait), and 2 double-paged map illustrations. Violet cloth with white lettered spine, spine faded as usual. Names of previous owners on front free endpaper with two minor creases on cover. SOLD

Rosove 36.A1 (variant colour cloth); Spence 126. A biography of Captain L.E.G. Oates a member of Scott's 'Terra Nova' expedition (1910-13), with two chapters on his early life, the rest dealing with the expedition, with the focus on Oates.


024. Binney, George. With Seaplane and Sledge in the Arctic. London: Hutchinson & Co., [nd ca1925]. Octavo. 287pp. + 8pp. (publisher's catalog). Many plates from photos including frontispiece, and folding map. Blue cloth. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. 125.00

Arctic Bibl. 1572. Narrative of the Oxford University Arctic Expedition of 1924, to explore the icecap of Northeast Land, Svalbard. Includes one of the earliest uses of aircraft in the Arctic.


025. Borden, Mrs. John. The Cruise of the Northern Light. Explorations and Hunting in the Alaskan and Siberian Arctic. New York: MacMillan Company, 1928. 1st Edition. Very good in good+ dust jacket. Octavo. xi,317pp. Illustrations, including frontispiece portrait, from photos. Gilt lettered navy blue cloth with endpaper maps; minor chipping along top and bottom edges of dust jacket. See image. 175.00

Arctic Bibl. 1978; Tourville 621. An expedition through Bering Strait to Point Hope and Wrangel Island.

Rare Typescript of Borup’s Account with Peary

026. Borup, George. George Borup Notes. The Peary Arctic Club's North Polar Expedition. July 1908 - Nov. 16 - 1908. From New York to the End of the First Month of the Winter Night. [1908]. (Typescript). Very good. Quarto, typed pages arranged into three loose volumes in paper wrappers, some soil and defects. 363 pages of Original typescript (and some 250 pages - incomplete carbon copy) with ink additions and corrections in Borup's hands. Also included is a notarized statement signed by Borup, 1 November 1909, attesting to the authenticity of the copy; a copy of Borup's - A Tenderfoot with Peary. NY: Frederick A. Stokes, 1911. Housed in a custom buckram box. 7,500.00SOLD

George Borup was the youngest member on Peary's last expedition which reached the North Pole; he took part in the dog sled support party during the first part of the attempt, and in a sledge journey along the North Greenland coast with Donald MacMillan. Borup died in 1912 at the age of 28. The typescript includes technical notes about the expedition's staff, equipment, and achievements; with numerous references to Matthew Hensen, Peary's black companion who accompanied him to the pole. Evidently used in writing his book "A Tenderfoot with Peary." The typescript includes much material not published.

027. Bowman, W. E. (Photographer). Cabinet Card Entitled "The Little Esquimaux Lady." / Miss Olof Krarer. Ottawa, Illinois: W. E. Bowman, [nd ca1889]. Cabinet photo (image size approximately 13x10cm.) mounted on card (approximately 16.5 x 10.5cm). Lower right hand corner chipped with some minor loss of text (end of Illinois). Very scarce. 150.00SOLD


Rare Big Game Hunting Title

028. Bradley, J. R. Hunting Big Game in Far Northwest British Columbia. New York: Privately Printed for the Author by The Mail and Express Job Print, 1904. 1st Edition. Fine. Octavo. 52pp. Illustrations in text from photos. Gilt lettered green cloth with gilt ram head vignette on front and green patterned endpapers. Rare. See image. 2,750.00 SOLD

Narrative of hunting big game in the Stickeen Country of northwestern British Columbia with T. T. Reese of Palm Beach, Florida. Including hunting for Stone sheep.


029. Bray, Emile Frederic De. A Frenchman in Search of Franklin: De Bray's Arctic Journal, 1852-1854. Translated and Edited by William Barr. Toronto: University Toronto Press, 1992. 1st Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Octavo. xxii,339pp. Frontispiece (portrait) and illustrations in text from photos. Edited By William Barr. Signed by Editor. 25.00 SOLD

An account of Enseigne-de-vaisseau de Bray's service on board the ‘Resolute’ during the Franklin Search expedition, based on his diaries. With an introduction, postscript and extensive notes by William Barr.

030. [British Graham Land Expedition]. Tidal Observations in Graham Land. Part I: By Brian Roberts. Part II: By R. H. Corkan [Cover Title]. London: Printed by Order of the Trustees of the British Museum, 1941. 1st Separate Printing. Very good. Quarto. [9]pp. Tables, illustrations in text from drawings, and folding sketch map. Original bright orange wrappers. 50.00 SOLD

Spence 189. Series: British Graham Land Expedition 1934-37 Scientific Reports. Volume--1 - No. 8

031. [British Polar Exhibition]. British Polar Exhibition. Central Hall, Westminster. July 2nd to 15th, 1930, 10 A. M. To 10 P.M. Catalogue of Exhibits. [Caption Tile]. [nd ca1930]. Octavo in original wrappers, stapled as issued with several small institutional hand stamps throughout. Scarce.  150.00 SOLD

A catalogue of exhibits organized by institutions and private holders.


032. Bruce, William Speirs. The Log of the Scotia Expedition, 1902 - 4. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1992. 1st Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Quarto. viii,306pp. Plates, and illustrations in text, including maps, ship's plans, tables, etc. Brown cloth. Edited By Peter Speak. Foreword by Sir Vivian Fuchs. 225.00

Rosove 54.A1. 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. A new introduction, with explanatory notes and a glossary of scientific terms has been added by Peter Speak.


033. Bryant, Henry G. The Record of the United States in Geography 1889 - 1913 [Caption Title]. Roma: Tipografia Dell'unione Editrice, 1914. 1st Separate Printing. Good. Octavo. 40pp. Original printed wrappers, starting to split along fold, contents slightly browned. 75.00


034. [Bryant, Henry G.] Porter, Russell W. Map of Saint Augustine River Province of Quebec, Canadian Labrador Showing Explorations of Henry G. Bryant's Expedition 1912. With Key Map Inset. [Philadelphia]: Geographical Society of Philadelphia, 1913. Very good. Partly coloured map on Sheet (46.5x23.5cm) folded to 15.4x23.5cm. SOLD


035. [Byrd, Richard E.]. Authorized Map of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. NP: G. F. Corp., 1934. Very good. Folding colour map on Sheet (approximately 46x61cm) with inset of "The Bay of Whales" and decorative cartouche with portrait of Byrd; folded three times. Several tears in folds. 35.00 SOLD


036. [Byrd, Richard E.]. With Byrd at the South Pole. [NP: no Publisher, nd]. Fine. Oblong Octavo. [16] leaves (one side only). Illustrations from photos. Original pictorial wrappers, stapled as issued. Rare. 200.00

Souvenir View book of photos taken on Byrd's first Antarctic expedition.


037. [Canada. Department of the Interior] King, W. F. Rapport de W. F. King, Astronome En Chef Du Ministere de L'interieur, Et D'otto H. Tittmann, Membre Du Coast and Geodetic Survey Des Etats-Unis, Constituani la Commission Nommee, En Conformite Du Modus Vivendi Convenu Entre la Grande-Bretagne Et Les Etats-Unis, le 20 Octobre 1899, Pour Faire Un Rapport Sur la Frontiere Provisoire Entre le Territoire de L'alaska Et le Canada, Dans Lea Region de la Tete Du Canal de Lynn; Aussi, Cartes Accompagnant le Dit Rapport, Et Arrete de L'executif Du 20 Fevrier 1901, Dans Lequel Il Est Prescrit Que Ce Rapport Sera Communique Au Parlement. Ottawa: Department of the Interior, 1901. 1st Separate Printing. Very good. Octavo. 7,[1]pp. three large folding maps in printed envelope. "Map of Provisional Boundary Line White Pass Chilkoot Pass according to the Modus Vivendi October 20, 1899" with 2 sketch maps of Chilkoot Pass (sheet approximately 24.5 x36.5") hole repaired with some loss in one of the small sketch maps; "Map showing Provisional Boundary Line in the Region of the Dalton Trail according to the Modus Vivendi October 20, 1899" (sheet approximately 31.5 x 28"); and "untitled" (sheet approximately 31.5 x 27"). Original self wrappers, stapled as issued; Printed envelope a bit soiled. Rare. 450.00 SOLD

At head: I Edouard VII. Document de la Session No. 101. A. 1901.

038. Carpenter, R. R. M. Game Trails from Alaska to Africa. [New York]: Privately Printed for the Author, 1938. 1st Edition. Fine. Octavo. xiii,180pp. Plates (including frontispiece) from photos and maps. Blue cloth, maroon top edge with gilt lettered spine and gilt lettered maroon label on front. Preface by Captain Robert A. Bartlett. 185.00 SOLD

Tourville 847. Narrative account of hunting trips to southeastern Alaska in 1933 and '35; for pronghorn antelope in Wyoming in 1934 and '35; mountain lion in Arizona in 1936; hunting in Kenya, east Africa in 1936; Andros Island and "The Cassiar" in Northern British Columbia in 1937; and hunting in 1938 for jaguar in Mexico and big horn sheep in Wyoming.

039. Christensen, Lars. Such Is the Antarctic. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 1st English Translation. Very Good. Octavo. xiii,15-265pp. 45 tinted plates from photos, including frontispiece portrait. Navy blue cloth and endpaper maps. Laid in 2 1/2 page carbon copy of review, with name of previous owner on half title and a few of his notations in pencil. Minor foxing to edges, else a clean, tight copy. Translated by E. M. G. Jayne. 250.00

Spence 292; Jenkins p.89. Lars Christensen made and/or sponsored several voyages to the Antarctic 1927-3. While primarily for whaling & sealing, Christensen had a strong interest in exploration, and much good work was done, including several aerial surveys, photography & meteorology. A number of important discoveries were also made.

040. Christy, Miller (editor). The Voyages of Captain Luke Foxe of Hull and Captain Thomas James of Bristol, in Search of a North-West Passage, in 1631-32; With Narratives of the Earlier North-West Voyages of Frobisher, Davis, Weymouth, Hall, Knight, Hudson, Button, Gibbons, Bylot, Baffin, Hawkridge, and Others. London: Hakluyt Society, 1894. 1st Edition thus in 2 volumes. Very good. Octavo. ccxxxi,259;viii,[261]- 681pp. Three plates, 3 folding maps and one illustration in text from facsimiles. Blue cloth; endpapers browned else a clean, bright copy with the bookplates of William Herbert Hobbs on front pastedowns. 850.00SOLD

NMM-1 786. First Series. Now quite scarce. Series: Hakluyt Series No.- LXXXVII And LXXXIX

041. [Cook, Frederick A.] Fess, Hon. S. D. The North Pole Aftermath. Speech of Hon. S. D. Fess of Ohio, in the House of Representatives, Congress of the United States, Thursday, March 4, 1915 [Caption Title]. Washington: GPO, 1915. 1st Separate Printing. Very good. Octavo. 27,[5]pp. Self-wrappers stapled as issued. 45.00

Not in Arctic Bibl.

042. [Cresswell, Samuel Gurney] Harrod, Dominick. (editor)-- War, Ice & Piracy: The Remarkable Career of a Victorian Sailor. The Journals and Letters of Samuel Gurney Cresswell. London: Chatham Pub., 2000. 1st Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Octavo. 192pp. Plates and illustrations (sketch maps) in text. Reddish/orange cloth. 30.00 SOLD

Includes a chapter on Captain James Ross' Franklin Search Expedition aboard H.M.S. Investigator 1848-53 with Cresswell acting as mate.

043. Cumpston, J. S. Macquarie Island. Canberra, Australia: Antarctic Division, Department of External Affairs, 1968. 1st Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Small Quarto. xii,380pp. Frontispiece and plates (both sides) from photos, and illustrations in text from drawings (including maps). Green cloth, with endpaper maps. 150.00

A history of the sub-antarctic island, 1000 miles south of Hobart, from the time of its initial discovery in 1810, by the "Perseverance".


Rare Dixon-Meares Pamphlet

044. Dixon, George. Remarks on the Voyages of John Meares, Esq in a Letter to That Gentleman by George Dixon Late Commander of the Queen Charlotte, in a Voyage Round the World. London: Printed for the Author and Sold by John Stockdale, and George Goulding, 1790. 1st Edition. Very good. Quarto. 37pp. + [4]pp. (works published by John Stockdale). Quarter calf and marbled boards. Rare. See image. 15,000.00

Smith 2477; Strathern 148; T.P.L. 609. A caustic attack on Meares account which elicted a rebuttal from Meares, to which Dixon replied to with "Further Remarks". See also 080. Howay

045. Drygalski, Erich Von. Zum Continent Des Eisgen Sudens. Berlin: Georg Reimer, 1904. 1st Edition. Very good. Quarto. xiv,[2],668pp. Photogravure frontispiece, 4 folding plans and diagrams, 5 plates (one panorama and two double-paged), 2 double-paged charts, numerous illustrations in text, and 2 maps (including one folding in rear pocket). Decorative grey cloth, dark grey endpapers. Name on half title else a bright clean copy. See image. 1,600.00

Rosove 101.A1.a. Spence 384. Official account of the German South Polar Expedition with a general narrative, brief bios, details of the ship and general outfit, and a summary of the scientific observations.

046. Engstrom, Elton. With Allan Engstrom. Alexander Baranov & a Pacific Empire. Juneau, Alaska: Privately Printed for the Authors, 2004. 1st Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Quarto. xvi,227pp. Facsimile double-paged colour map and colour portrait (frontispiece), and b&w and colour illustrations in text from facsimiles, etc. Pictorial boards and red endpapers. Signed by both authors on half title. 45.00


047. Evans, Admiral Sir Edward British Polar Explorers [With] 2 Pieces of Ephemera. London: William Collins of London, 1943. 1st Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Octavo. 47,[1]pp. Colour plates and b&w illustrations in text. Original illustrated paper covered boards. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper with a few pencil notations in margins and short tear top edge of front wrapper.[with] tls on letterhead dated 30th December, 1952 signed "Mountevans" to W. Foges Esq. Managing Director of Adprint Ltd. [with] Memoranum of Agreement signed and dated 31 August 1942. 500.00 SOLD


048. [Fairweather, Captain James] Rycroft, Nancy. Captain James Fairweather Whaler and Shipmaster. His Life and Career 1853-1933. Fairweather Books, 2005. 1st Edition. Fine. Octavo. [vi],201,[1]pp. Black and white, sepia, and colour illustrations in text from photos, maps, etc. Pictorial stiff card covers. Signed on inside front cover. 35.00

Biography of Captain James Fairweather of Dundee who served in the Dundee Whaling Fleet operating in the Arctic and north-eastern Canada, and later served as Captain of the 'Discovery' on the 1916 Shackleton relief expedition.

049. Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey. Scientific and Survey Guide Handbook [Cover Title]. Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, [nd ca 1956-1959]. Limited to 25 copies. Very good. Folio. [ii],[19];[11];[30]; [11];[3]pp. Loose leaves (most printed one side only) in string tied cloth covered boards with paper label and leather corners, a few illustrations in text from rough sketches. Copy No. 13 Superseded. 250.00

Contains the following sections of the Scientific and Survey Guide H - Survey; N - Bird Ringing Scheme; P - Geology; Q - Scientific Survey and R - Photographic Policy.


050. [Falkland Islands]. Concession in Connection with the Working of Peat Bogs or Deposits and the Manufacture of Peat Coal and Peat Products Therefrom. London: Sutton, Ommanney & Rendall, 1911. Folio. 1p.l.,iii,14,[1]pp. Black cloth printed wrappers, rear cover detached and front lower corner chipped. Uncommon. 60.00


051. [Falkland Islands] Colonial Secretary. Ordinances of the Colony of the Falkland Islands Enacted During the Year 1928 Together with the Rules, Regulations Etc., Etc., Made During That Year [Cover Title]. Stanley, Falkland Islands: Government Printing Office, [nd ca1919]. Very good. Folio. [ii]pp. + 13 Ordinances; [ii]pp. + 15 Rules, Regulations, etc. Mustard colour linen wrappers. Shelf sticker on front cover and 2 discreet stamps internally. 150.00

Part I: Ordinances. Part II: Rules, Regulations, etc.

052. [Falkland Islands] Colonial Secretary. Ordinances of the Colony of the Falkland Islands Enacted During the Year 1929 Together with the Rules, Regulations Etc., Etc., Made During That Year [Cover Title]. Stanley, Falkland Islands: Government Printing Office, [nd ca1929]. Very good. Folio. [ii]pp. + 11 Ordinances; [ii]pp. + Rules, Regulations, etc. Mustard colour linen wrappers. Shelf sticker on front cover with 2 discreet stamps internally. 150.00

Part I: Ordinances. Part II: Rules, Regulations, etc.

053. [Falkland Islands] Great Britain. Colonial Office. Falkland Islands and Dependencies. Report for the Years 1958 and 1959. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1960. 1st Edition. Near fine. Octavo. 2 plates (both sides) from photos, and 2 folding maps at end (1 in colour). [iv],87pp. Orange wrappers. 35.00


054. [Falkland Islands] Great Britain. Colonial Office. Report on the Falkland Islands and Dependencies for the Years 1950 & 1951 [Caption Title]. London: HMSO, 1952. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. 47,[1]pp + errata slip (laid in loose). . 2 plates (both sides) from photos, and folding colour map (at end). Original beige wrappers. 40.00


055. [Falkland Islands] Great Britain. Colonial Secretary. Ordinances of the Colony of the Falkland Islands Enacted During the Year 1931 Together with the Rules, Regulations Etc., Etc., Made During That Year [Cover Title]. Stanley, Falkland Islands: Government Printing Office, [nd ca1932]. Very good. Folio. [ii]pp. + 11 Ordinances; [ii]pp. + Rules, Regulations, etc.. Mustard colour linen wrappers. Shelf sticker on front cover with 2 discreet stamps internally. 125.00

Part I: Ordinances. Part II: Rules, Regulations, etc.

056. [Falkland Islands] Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. British Antarctic Territory Report for the Years 1961 to 31st March 1967. London: HMSO, 1967. 1st Edition. Fine. Octavo. [iv],26pp. 2 plates (both sides) from photos, and folding colour map (at end). Orange wrappers. 30.00

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057. Falkland Islands] Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Falkland Islands and Dependencies. Report for the Years 1966 and 1967. London: HMSO, 1969. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. iv,79pp. 2 plates (both sides) from photos and 2 folding colour maps at end. Orange wrappers. 50.00


058. [Falkland Islands] Great Britain. Privy Council. Falkland Islands Review. Report of a Committee of Privy Counsellors. London: HMSO, 1983. 1st Edition. Very Good. Octavo. vi,105,[1]pp. One illustration in text (sketch map). Blue wrappers. Previous owner's name on title page with a few pencil notations in margins. 50.00


059. [Falkland Islands] Munro, Hugh. Report of an Investigation into the Conditions and Practice of Sheep Farming in the Falkland Islands. London: Waterlow & Sons Limited, 1924. Good. Folio. 57pp. Beige wrappers with light hand stamp and manuscript shelf number lower corner of front cover, spine worn with ragged, chipped edges. Scarce. 75.00


060. [Falkland Islands] Pepper, J. The Meteorology of the Falkland Islands and Dependencies 1944-1950. London: Published for the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey, 1954. 1st Edition. Very good. Quarto. vi,249pp. + "Application for Amendments" form (laid in loose). Tables and illustrations in text from photos, charts, diagrams, etc., and folding endpaper map. Blue cloth; minor wear to extremities. 75.00


061. Fanning, Captain Edmund. Voyages and Discoveries in the South Seas 1792 -1832. Salem, Massachusetts: Marine Research Society, 1924. 1st Printing this Edition. Very good. Octavo. xvi,335pp. 32 plates. Blue cloth and illustrated endpapers; rear hinge repaired; minor wear to head and foot of spine. 100.00


062. Fries, Th. M. With C. Nystrom. Svenska Polar-Expeditionen ˜r 1868 Med KronoÂngfartyget Sofia. Reseskizzer. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt & Soner, 1869. 1st Edition. Octavo. [viii],231pp. 4 colour litho plates (incl. frontispiece), wood engraved illustrations, and double-paged colour lithograph map (at end). Gilt lettered brown cloth, with new cloth spine to match and new endpapers. Perforated stamp of Dartmouth College on title page with date stamp on verso, contents lightly browned, some offsetting to leaves adjacent to plates. 150.00

Account of the Swedish Spitzbergen Expedition, 1868 under the leadership of A. E. Nordenskiold and Fr. W. Von Otter.

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063. Golder, F. A. Russian Expansion on the Pacific 1641-1850. An Account of the Earliest and Later Expeditions Made by the Russians Along the Pacific Coast of Asia and North America; Including Some Related Expeditions to the Arctic Regions. Cleveland: Arthur H. Clark Company, 1914. 1st Edition. Very Good. Octavo. 368pp. Frontispiece and plates from maps and facsimiles. Maroon binding with gilt top edge, others uncut; minor darkening to spine. Very scarce. 500.00SOLD

Ricks p.109; Tourville 1758; Wickersham 4082. "This is the only authoritative work study of the Russian expansion on the Pacific published in any language during the past century. The work is of such importance that the Russian government translated and issued the volume in Russian." - Soliday

064. Gould R.N., Lieut.-Commander Rupert T. Oddities. A Book of Unexplained Facts. London: Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., 1928. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. 336pp. 8 plates, including frontispiece, and illustrations in text from facsimiles, maps, etc. Orange cloth; minor soiling to covers with name on title page. 60.00 SOLD

Includes an essay on the supposed sightings of Franklin's missing ships.

065. Great Britain. Admiralty. Arctic Pilot, Vol. III Comprising Davis Strait, Baffin Bay, and the Channels Leading Therefrom to the Polar Sea with the West and North-West Coasts of Greenland, the Arctic Coast of Canada, and the Arctic Archipelago; Also Hudson Strait and Bay [With] Supplement No. 2 - 1951 Relating to the Arctic Pilot Vol. III. London: Hydrographic Department, Admiralty, 1947-1951. 4th Edition. Very good. Octavo. lii,491,[1]pp + 10pp. (Supplement). Numerous plates and illustrations in text from drawings, folding index map. Black lettered light gray cloth and supplement in original wrappers, stapled as issued, not illustrated. Several internal stamps with some minor wear and soiling to covers. 150.00


066. Great Britain. Hydrographer of the Navy. The Antarctic Pilot Comprising the Coasts of Antarctica and All Islands Southward of the Usual Route of Vessels. Taunton, Somerset: Hydrographer of the Navy, 1974. 4th Edition. Very good. Quarto. xvii,336,[1]pp. Tables, colour and b&w plates, and illustrations in text from photos, drawings, etc. Gilt lettered blue cloth. Previous owner's name on front free endpaper. 200.00


067. Great Britain. Parliament. C A. P. Civ. An Act to Continue, Until the Thirty-First Day of December One Thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty-Four, the Bounty to Vessels Employed in the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights; And to Authorize His Majesty to Alter the Times for the Sailing of the Said Vessels, and Any of the Limitations Contained in the Acts for Allowing the Said Bounty. [5th August 1822.] [Caption Title]. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, Printers to the Kings, 1822. Very good. Quarto. [2]pp. One Leaf disbound, printed both sides. 135.00

At head: Anno Tertio. Georgii IV. Regis.

068. Greely, A. W. Handbook of Polar Discoveries. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1910. 4th Edition Revised and Enlarged. Very good. Octavo. [viii],336pp. Frontispiece portrait and 7 maps (2 folding - 1 in colour). Gilt lettered brick red cloth, uncut; minor fading to spine and toning to endpapers; a clean tight copy. 85.00 SOLD

Arctic Bibli. 6114. Basic reference history for North American Arctic exploration from the time of the Cabots, 1497 to Peary, 1909.


069. Greely, Lieut. A. W. The Greely Arctic Expedition As Fully Narrated by Lieut. Greely, U.S.A., And Other Survivors. Full Account of the Terrible Sufferings on the Ice, and Awful Tales of Cannibalism! Commander Schley's Report. Wonderful Discoveries by Lieut. Greely the American Army Officer, and His Little Band of Heroes. Philadelphia, Pa: Barclay & Company, [nd ca1884]. [ii],19-105,[1]pp. Very good. Octavo in original printed wrapper with woodcut illustrations, including 10 full paged. Pages browned as usual (printed on cheap paper). Very scarce item due to its fragile nature. Edges of wrappers professionally restored. See image. 400.00 SOLD

Not in Arctic Bibl. Full account of the sufferings on the ice.


070. Greely, Major General A. W. Reminiscences of Adventure and Service. A Record of Sixty-Five Years. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. xi,[3],356pp. Plates from photos, including frontispiece portrait. Gilt lettered red cloth; Upper corners lightly bumped; a bright clean copy. 75.00SOLD

Greely's autobiography, including the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition.


071. [Greenland] Denmark. Min. for Foreign Affairs. Press Department. Greenland. Ringkjobing: Royal Danish Commission for Foreign Affairs, [nd ca1951]. Fine. Octavo. 167pp. B&w illustrations in text from photos, and one colour (map). Pictorial wrappers designed by A. Sikker Hansen. Translated by Reginald Spink. 40.00 SOLD

Compilation of historical essays by various authors including "East Greenland" by Ejnar Mikkelsen and "The Scientific Exploration of Greenland" by Gunnar Seidenfaden.


Signed Grenfell Calendar

072. Grenfell, Sir Wilfred. [1932 Calendar]. Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd., [1931]. 52 leaves (printed one side only). Very good. 1932 calendar complete in original unbleached paper covered boards with tipped-on colour illustration by B. Gribble, and illustrations (one page) from photos of Labrador and Newfoundland by H. T. E et al with quotations from the writings of Grenfell. Complete with folding support. Signed by Grenfell on front cover. See image. 150.00

"Sold for the benefit of Sir Wilfred Grenfell's Labrador Work."

073. [Grenfell, Wilfred T.] Mathews, Basil. Wilfred Grenfell the Master - Mariner. A Life of Adventure on Sea and Ice. London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 1935. Reprint. Small Octavo. 190,[1]pp. 4 plates from drawings by and photos. Light blue cloth, gift inscription on front free endpaper; dust jacket chipped at head of spine and along top edge of rear wrapper, else a nice, bright example of an uncommon dust jacket. See image. 75.00



074. [H.M.S. Discovery]. [Uniform Button]. London: Firmin & Son Ltd., [nd]. Fine. Silver & Brass button with anchor and entwined rope and "Discovery" along bottom edge. See image. 275.00

Original owner Job. Clarke - cooks mate Midroom Staff? on the HMS Discovery, 1902-04, during Scott's first Antarctic voyage.


075. Hantzsch, Bernhard Adolph. My Life Among the Eskimos: Baffinland Journeys in the Years 1909-1911. Saskatoon: University of Saskatchewan, 1977. 1st Edition. Fine. Quarto. xxii,395pp. Illustrations in text from photos, and large folding map laid in loose. Pictorial stiff card wrappers. Edited and Translated by Leslie H. Neatby. 50.00

A translation of the original German version of Hantzsch's travelogue. At the time of the expedition, the area was largely unknown, and it was Hantzsch's aim to explore the southern portion of Baffin Island. By chance, he arrived at a time when its native population still lived, in large measure, in the same manner of their forefathers.


076. Hayes, J. Gordon. The Conquest of the North Pole. Recent Arctic Exploration. New York: MacMillan Co., 1934. 1st Us Edition from sheets of the London Edition. Very good. Octavo. 317pp. + [3]pp. (publisher's ads). 16 plates from photos, 8 illustrations (sketch maps - 2 double-paged) in text, and three folding maps. Blue cloth, spine slightly faded; Name on front free endpaper; a clean tight copy with only minimal fading to covers. 60.00

Arctic Bibl. 6800. Review & summary of Arctic activity 1909 -34.

077. Hayes, J. Gordon. The Conquest of the South Pole. Antarctic Exploration 1906-1931. London: Thornton Butterworth Ltd., 1932. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. 318pp. + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). Plates from photos, and illustrations in text from drawings, including maps and diagrams. Gilt lettered gray/blue cloth with some fading; previous owner's name on front endpaper with a few pencil notations, in margins. 75.00

Rosove 164.A1.d. Spence 575. Written to supplement & up-date H. R. Mills’ "The Siege of the South Pole", 1905.

078. Hermelo, Ricardo S. With Felipe Fleiss & Jose M. Sobral. When the Corvette Uruguay Was Dismasted. The Return of the Uruguay from the Antarctic in 1903. Santa Monica, California: Adelie Books, 2004. 1st English Translation limited to 250 copies. Fine. Octavo. 19pp. + 2 leaves (Appendix and Bibliography). Colour frontispiece and b&w illustrations in text. Quarter gray cloth and marbled endpapers. Inscribed by the editor on half-title. Edited By Michael H. Rosove. Translated by Gricelda and Lawrence Perales. 75.00


Inscribed and Signed Copy - Rare

079. Hoppin, B. A Diary Kept While with the Peary Arctic Expedition of 1896 [Caption Title]. Privately Printed for the Author, 1897. 1st Edition. 1st issue. Fine. Octavo. 80pp. One plate and one map. Flexible pebbled black cloth; Inscribed and signed by author, June 1897 with several manuscript corrections in the author's hands, and a note on the fate of some bear cubs on blank (at end). Rare. 1,750.00SOLD

Arctic Bibl. 7401. A very scarce and privately printed account, apparently given to friends by Hoppin, who was the mineralogist on the expedition.

080. Howay, F. W. (editor). The Dixon-Meares Controversy. Containing Remarks on the Voyages of John Meares by George Dixon, an Answer to Mr. George Dixon, by John Meares, and Further Remarks on the Voyages of John Meares, by George Dixon. Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1929. 1st Edition ltd. to 500 copies (450 for subscribers). Octavo. xii-[xvi],156pp. Fine. Frontispiece (map), and facsimile illustrations in text. Blue cloth, blue top edge, others uncut; minor fading to spine and along top edge of rear board. Copy #161. 125.00SOLD

Reprints the three pamphlets published by George Dixon and John Meares 1790-1.

081. Huntford, Roland. Nansen. The Explorer As Hero. London: Duckworth, 1997. 1st Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Octavo. Illustrations (sketch maps) in text. Burgundy cloth. Review copy. Uncommon in hardcover format. 150.00

082. Hyrst, H.W. G. Adventures in the Arctic Regions. Romantic Incidents & Perils of Travel, Sport, and Exploration Around the Poles. London: Seeley and Co. Ltd., 1911. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. xi,13-320pp. 16 plates from illustrations by John T. Campbell. Decorative cloth with front free endpaper ads (both sides), and Prize bookplate on front paste down. See image. 100.00

Juvenile, recounting episodes of exploration in the Arctic and Antarctic regions, including the search for Franklin.

083. James, David. Scott of the Antarctic. The Film and Its Production. London: Convoy Publications, 1948. 1st Edition. 12mo. 151pp. 8 plates from photos, illustrations from drawings (sketch maps), and charts. Green boards, minor wear to extremities, in worn dust jacket; previous owner's name, and a few pencil notations. Intro by John Mills. 50.00

Spence 624.


084. [Jeannette Court of Inquiry]. Proceedings of a Court of Inquiry Convened at the Navy Department, Washington, D. C., October 5, 1882, in Pursuance of a Joint Resolution of Congress Approved August 8, 1882, to Investigate the Circumstances of the Loss in the Arctic Seas of the Exploring Steamer "Jeanette," Etc. Washington: GPO, 1883. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. 2p.l.,iii,[3]-363pp. 15 folding plates, plans and maps. Pebbled blue cloth. Very Scarce. 1,250.00

Not in Arctic Bibl. An essential document for the history of this tragic American expedition.

085. [Kane, Elisha Kent]. Token [Obverse Side] U.S.N.S. Bust of Kane U. S. Naval Oceanographic Office [Reverse Side] Elisha Kent Kane 1820-1857 Discoverer of the Kennedy Channel and the Kane Basin. [nd]. Very good. Aluminum Commemorative Token. 75.00


086. [Kane, Elisha Kent]. [Carte de Viste]. New York: E. Anthony, 1861. Very good. Carte de Viste (approx. 10.2x6.2 cm) mounted on card with bust profile of Kane, taken from a photographic negative in Brady's National Portrait Galley. 150.00


087. [Kane, Elisha Kent]. [Carte de Viste]. New York: E. Anthony, c1861. Very good. Carte de Viste (approx. 10.2x6.2 cm) mounted on card with Kane in profile from a photographic negative taken in Brady's National Portrait Galley. See image. 150.00SOLD


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088. King, J. C. H. and Henrietta Lidchi. (Editors). Imaging the Arctic. Seattle / Vancouver: University of Washington Press / UBC Press, 1998. 1st Edition. Fine. Quarto. 256pp. Numerous illustrations in text from photos, , maps, facsimiles, etc. Pictorial stiff card covers. 45.00


089. [Klondike]. [Commemorative Spoon] "Struck It at Last" Dawson Y.T. [nd ca1900-1910]. 16cm long bronze gilt commemorative spoon engraved Dawson Y.T. on shovel with handle designed as a sourdough with large nugget in his left hand and resting on shovel with right arm. 100.00SOLD


090. [Klondike] Adney, Tappan. The Klondike Stampede. New York & London: Harper & Bros, 1900. 1st Edition. Near fine. Octavo. xiii,471pp. Many photo illustrations including folding panoramas. Red cloth with gilt lettered spine and black lettered and ruled front board; advertising adhesive stamp on front free end paper, else a fine copy. 300.00

Arctic Bibl. 55 - "Journalist's account of the gold rush to the Yukon in 1897-98, with informative chapters on trails, dogs and dog driving, mining methods, and social conditions in Dawson." Quite scarce.

091. [Klondike] Crewe, Fred. Poems of Klondyke's Early Days and Alaska's Long White Trail. Milwaukee, Wis.: North American Press, 1921. 1st Edition. Very good. Oblong Narrow Octavo. Unpaginated. Numerous photos of the Klondyke Stampede taken in 1897-98. Gilt lettered full calf binding, all edges gilt. Nice copy of a work often worn and chipped. See image. 350.00SOLD


092. [Klondike] Dawson, Si. The 1898 Stock Drive to the Yukon [Cover Title]. Privately Printed, [nd]. Very good. Quarto. 2p.l.,153pp. 2 plates from photos, and map with route to Klondike outlined in red. Clear plastic cover and green paper rear wrapper. 125.00SOLD

Transcripts of Si (Siria Milton) Dawson's letters and diary kept on a trip undertaken with his two brothers Gus and Manley, in April of 1898 with 900 head of sheep and 20 horses, after Gus had reconnoitered the route in February the same year.

093. [Klondike] Kirk, Robert C. Twelve Months in Klondike. London: William Heinemann, 1899. 1st Edition. Very good. 12mo (approx. 19cm tall). xii,273pp. Plates and illustrations in text from photos and sketch map. Black lettered gray cloth; endpapers browned, spine darkened with some wear to extremities, a clean copy of an uncommon title. Name on front free endpaper. 250.00

Arctic Bibl. 8741. "Story of the Klondike Gold Rush, 1897, with description of the White and Chilkoot Pass trails, of Dawson, the gold fields, dogs and other means of transportation, ...".

094. [Klondike] La Roche, F. Photographic Views En Route to the Klondike Via the Skaguay and Dyea Trails Comprising a Series of Photographs Showing the Klondike As It Really Is.... Picturesque Lake Linderman: The Famous Chilkoot Pass Route Over the Mountains: Fording the Rapids and Incidents of Camp Life in the Placer Mines of Alaska. Chicago / New York: W. B. Conkey Co., 1897. 1st Edition. Very good. Oblong Quarto. 3p.l. + Plates. Frontispiece portrait + 50 plates (complete with captions) from photos. Beveled edge green cloth with gilt lettered front. 650.00

"... Including accurate and authentic views portraying the method of packing supplies by horses, burros, dogs and oxen; manner of towing provisions up the rivers; freighting by canoe.

095. [Klondike] MacDonald, Alexander. The White Trail. A Story of the Early Days of Klondike. Toronto: the Musson Book Co., 1908. 1st Canadian Edition. Near fine in good+ dust jacket. Thick Octavo. vi-[xi],[11]-392pp. Illustrations, including frontispiece, from drawings by William Rainey. Pictorial blue cloth, all edges green with coated grey endpapers; in the rare dust jacket with minor chipping along top and bottom edges and transfer of red dye to rear wrapper. 350.00SOLD


096. MacGregor, J. G. Peter Fidler: Canada's Forgotten Surveyor 1769-1822. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Ltd., 1966. 1st Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Octavo. xix,265pp. 4 plates and illustrations (sketch maps) in text. Green cloth with endpaper maps. 85.00

Important HBC Surveyor who laid the framework for all maps of Western Canada arrived in the prairies in 1792, and help build the first HBC posts in Alberta.


Presentation Copy from MacFarlane to Edward A. Preble, Esq.

097. Mair, Charles. Through the MacKenzie Basin - a Narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River Treaty Expedition of 1899. Also - Notes of the Mammals and Birds of Northern Canada by R. MacFarlane. Toronto: William Briggs, 1908. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. . 494pp. + tipped in errata (opp. p.8). Frontispiece (portrait) and plates from photos, and folding map (coloured in outline), showing territory ceded under Treaty No. 8 and the Indian tribes therein. Half brown morocco and marbled boards with matching endpapers, and gilt top edge. Presentation copy with bookplate on front pastedown from MacFarlane to Edward A[lexander] Preble (1871-1957) noted naturalist and conservationist who conducted major field explorations of the birds and mammals in the northwest regions of Canada and the United States. Corner professionally repaired. 250.00

Peel (3rd Edition) 2462. Charles Mair (1838-1927), a civil servant and poet, served as English secretary during the negotiations with the Peace River Indians in 1899; Roderick Ross MacFarlane 1833-1920), fur trader, retired as chief factor with H.B.C. In 1894.

098. [Meares, John]. The Memorial of John Mears to the House of Commons Respecting the Capture of Vessels in Nootka Sound. Portland, Oregon: Metropolitan Press, Publishers, 1933. 1st Edition thus ltd. to 300 numbered copies. Fine. Octavo. [xiv]pp. + 92pp. + limitation leaf. One plate (facsimile title page). Original black cloth with paper spine label. Copy #265/300. Intro and notes by Nellie B. Pipes. 100.00


099. [Menzies, Archibald] Newcombe, C. F. (Editor) Menzies' Journal of Vancouver's Voyage. April to October, 1792. Victoria, B. C.: Archives of British Columbia, 1923. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. xx,171pp. Plates, facsimiles, and 2 maps. Uncut in beveled edge beige cloth with photo (6.5 x 10cm.) of Editor Dr. C. F. Newcombe tipped-in; inscribed by John Forsyth (Librarian and Archivist) on front free endpaper. Bookplate on front pastedown. 1,000.00

Strathern 365. Containing the portion of Menzies' journal dealing with Vancouver Island and Puget Sound. Edited, with Botanical and Ethnological Notes, by C. F. Newcombe, M.D., and a Biographical Note by J. Forsyth. Series: Archives of British Columbia. Memoir No.V.

100. Munn, Captain Henry Toke. Tales of the Eskimo. Being Impressions of a Strenuous, Indomitable, and Cheerful Little People. London and Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., [nd]. Small Octavo (approx. 19.2cm tall). 196pp. Plates from photos by the author. Blue cloth; foxing to endpapers, edges, and leaves adjacent to plates. Dust jacket soiled but complete, not price clipped. Very scarce thus. See image. 175.00SOLD

Arctic Bibl. 1855. - "Tales (including tall tales) from the author's sojourn among Baffin Island Eskimos about 1914-16."

101. Newfoundland. Department of Natural Resources. Summary of the Staff, Policies & Activities of the Department of Natural Resources St. John's, Nfld. St. John's, Newfoundland: [Newfoundland Dept of Natural Resources], 1945. Narrow Folio. [ii],[100] leaves (printed one side only). 4 colour maps, and tables. Blue cloth tape backed coated boards. Rare mimeographed report, probably for internal use only. 200.00


102. [Newfoundland] Pilot, Rev. William. Geography of Newfoundland for the Use of Schools. London and Glasgow: William Collins, Sons, & Co. Ltd., 1906. 6th Edition. Very good. 12mo (approximately 18.5cm tall). 64pp. Folding colour map (frontispiece) and illustrations in text (some full paged). Blue cloth, endpapers and adjacent leaves toned with name on front pastedown. Manuscript correction in margin re population for 1921 with electoral table crossed out. Very scarce. 200.00

In Rare Dust Jackets!

103. Nordenskiold, Otto. With J. Gunnar Andersson, C. A. Larsen & C. Skottsberg. Antarctic Zwei Jahre in Schnee Und Eis Am Sudpol. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), 1904. 1st German Translation. Very good in dust jackets. Two Volumes Octavo. xxiii,373;vi,406,[iii]pp. 6 plates, including frontispiece portrait in each volume, and 4 maps (2 folding). Decorative teal cloth with minor foxing to edges, else a bright, clean copy in the rare dust jackets, toned and chipped at head of spine of volume 2. See image. 1,350.00SOLD

Spence 857. First German translation of the narrative of the Swedish South Polar Expedition, 1901-1904, which wintered at Snow Hill island on the east side of the Antarctic Peninsula. The expedition ship "Antarctica," operating independently was crushed in the ice and the crew forced to winter at Paulet Island.


104. O'Reilly, Bernard. Greenland the Adjacent Seas, and the North-West Passage to the Pacific Ocean, Illustrated in a Voyage to Davis's Strait, During the Summer of 1817. London: Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1818. 1st Edition. Very good. Quarto. vi,[2],293pp. 3 engraved charts (frontispiece and 2 folding), and 18 engraved plates. Uncut in old cloth with gilt lettered morocco spine label; a clean copy with occasional offsetting from plates, and light foxing to frontispiece and last three leaves. 2,000.00

Arctic. Bibl. 12852. "Based ... On observations made by the author while surgeon on a whaling ship; ... It contains chapters on the ancient history of Greenland, its natives, on arctic zoology, whaling, a Northwest Passage, Disko, etc."

105. [Oates, Captain Lawrence Edward Grace] Leeds Parish Church. A Service in Commemoration of Captain Lawrence Edward Grace Oates Born 17th March, 1880, Died 17th March, 1912 When Serving with Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition. Sunday, 18th March, 1962 at 3.15 P.M. [Cover Title]. [Leeds]: Leeds Parish Church, 1962. Very good. Octavo. [7]pp. Self-wrappers, stapled as issued. Horizontal crease from single fold; a clean copy. 60.00SOLD


106. [Operation Deepfreeze]. A Pictorial Antarctica Operation Deepfreeze 1963 [Cover Title]. U.S. Navy, [nd ca1963]. Very good. 14 - 5x7" b&w photographs (including a cartoon and one mounted on front cover) with 2 mimeographed leaves - A: table of contents and B: a transcript of a message from John F. Kennedy (White House) to all Antarctic Bases. Together bound in unbleached stiff card covers. 250.00SOLD


107. Owen, Roderic. The Fate of Franklin. London: Hutchinson of London, 1978. 1st Edition. Octavo. 471pp. Plates from photos, facsimiles, etc, and illustrations in text (including maps). Blue cloth with endpaper maps; slightly shelf worn; with stamp on half title in dust jacket. 75.00

"The life and mysterious death of the most heroic of Arctic explorers." Uncommon, not published in the U.S.

108. Parijanine, Maurice. The Krassin. New York: MacAulay Co., 1929. 2nd Printing. Very good in dust jacket. Octavo. 216pp. + [2]pp. (ads). Plates from photos. Beige cloth; minor wear to head and foot of spine; dust jacket chipped at bottom of spine with faint tide line along bottom edge of rear wrapper. Translated with an Introduction by Lawrence Brown. 35.00

Arctic Bibl. 13112. An account of the Russian icebreaker "Krassin's participation in the search for Nobile after the crash of the airship "Italia".

109. Parry, William Edward. One and Half Page Manuscript Note Dated 8th January 1855 Greenwich Hospital to Reverend Wm. Valentine and Signed W Parry. Department of the Interior, 1855. Very good. Notepaper (approx. 17.7 x 22.5cm) folded once. Pasted to stiff card. 375.00

Parry writes to Rev’d Wm. Valentine from his sickbed, in reply to a communication received " … that it has pleased God to afflict me with a painful complaint …" and goes on to say that basically he is confined to bed or a couch in his house incapable of business or exertion.

110. Pearse, Theed. Birds of the Early Explorers in the Northern Pacific. Comox, B.C.: Privately Printed by the Author, 1968. 1st Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Octavo. 275pp. Navy blue cloth, endpaper maps and dust jacket. Not illustrated. 25.00


In Rare Dust Jacket!

111. Peary, Robert E. The North Pole. Its Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1910. 1st Trade Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Octavo. xxxii,373pp. 8 colour plates including frontispiece, and numerous b&w plates (both sides) from photos, illustrations in text from facsimiles, etc., and folding colour map (at end). Decorated blue cloth with gilt top edge; Title page a bit toned; minor foxing to leaves adjacent to plates; minor stain to foredge, a clean copy in the rare dust jacket. See image. 500.00SOLD

Arctic Bibl. 13230. The first trade edition, in the preferred decorated binding.

112. [Peary, Robert E.]. [Toby Jug] "Peary". Germany: [nd]. Very good. 12.5cm tall ceramic jug of Peary with his famous mustache clothed in fur coat, hat with mittens, identified along bottom edge "Peary". See image. 250.00 SOLD


113. Pergameni, Charles. A L'assaut Du Pole Sud, Notes D'histoire de la Geographie Contemporaine [Caption Title]. Bruxelles: Imp. Alex. Berqueman, 1912. 1st Separate Printing. Very good. Octavo. 16pp. Original light gray wrappers, stapled as issued. Correction on front cover and 1st page in manuscript. Small chip lower right hand corner front wrapper else a clean copy of a fragile item. 100.00SOLD

Not in Spence.

114. [Ponting, Herbert G.] Paul Popper Photographic Agency. 24 of the Finest Original Photographs Taken During Capt. Scott's Expedition to the South Pole [Cover Title]. London: Paul Popper Photographic Agency, [nd]. (Folder) [6]pp. Very good. Single sheet (approximately 20x28.8cm) folded twice into narrow Octavo with illustrations from photos (21 taken by Ponting and 3 by Lieut. Bowers). 100.00SOLD


Rare Signed Real Photo Postcard

115. [Priestley, Capt. R. E.]. [Real Photo Postcard]. Tewkesbury: S. E. Organ, [nd ca1910]. Fine. Vertical orientation real photo postcard (approx. 13.5x8.5cm) with white border and embossed photographer's stamp in lower left hand corner. Signed on image. See image. 400.00SOLD


116. Prowse, D. W. A History of Newfoundland from the English, Colonial, and Foreign Records [With] A History of the Churches in Newfoundland by Various Writers. A Supplement to a History of Newfoundland. London: MacMillan and Co., 1895. 1st Edition. Small Quarto. xxiii,742;[ii],56pp. Plates, illustrations and folding colour map (at end). Blue cloth; minor damp stain to lower inner margin and tear in map at end. 500.00

O'Dea 1144a. "Extracts from documents appended to each chapter ... Bibliography of books, mss., plans, records and newspapers: p. 661-691".

117. Reader's Digest. Antarctica. Great Stories from the Frozen Continent. Surry Hills, N.S.W.: Reader's Digest, 1985. 1st Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Quarto. 320pp. Numerous b&w and colour illustrations in text from photos, maps, facsimiles, etc. Pictorial boards and black endpapers. 50.00


118. Richards, R. W. The Ross Sea Shore Party 1914-17. Cambridge: Scott Polar Research Institute, 1962. 1st Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Octavo. [viii],44pp. Two plates and one map. Burgundy cloth; Very scarce in the dust jacket. 200.00

Rosove 269.A1; Spence 969. Author's account of the Ross Sea shore party, of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1914 -1917. Series: Scott Polar Research Institute. Special Publications Number 2.

119. Richardson, Sir John. Arctic Searching Expedition: A Journal of a Boat-Voyage Through Rupert's Land and the Arctic Sea, in Search of the Discovery Ships Under Command of Sir John Franklin. With an Appendix of the Physical Geography of North America. London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1851. 1st Edition in 2 volumes. Very good. Octavo. vii,426;viii,413pp. 10 colour lithograph plates (incl. frontispiece - each volume), wood engraved illustrations in text, and folding map (partly coloured in outline - opposite p.1 volume I). Original blindstamped mauve cloth and coated yellow endpapers; Occasional light foxing, plates exceptionally clean and bright with some professional restoration to extremities and head and foot of spines. 3,250.00SOLD

Arctic Bibl. 14489. An account of the Franklin Search expedition, led by Sir John Richardson and Dr. John Rae, down the MacKenzie, then eastward along the coast to the Coppermine River, returning overland to Fort Confidence in 1848, and Rae's journey down the Coppermine in the summer of 1849. Includes chapters on the Eskimos, Kutchin, Cree and Chipewyan Indians.

120. [Royal Canadian Mounted Police]. "G" Division: Organization and Composition [Cover Title. [nd]. Very good. Octavo. [116]pp. Original wrappers with stamp of previous owner's name on front blank. Small doodle on front cover, else a clean copy. 75.00

Chapter Eleven. Western Arctic Sub-Division (taken from a larger work)

121. Sabine, Captain Edward. Remarks on the Account of the Late Voyage of Discovery to Baffin's Bay. London: Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor for John Booth, 1819. 1st Edition. Very good. Small Octavo (approx. 20cm tall). 40pp. One table in text. Full maroon flexible leather and marbled endpapers. Remains of stamp and small hole in title page, repaired with no loss. Rare. 4,250.00SOLD

Not in Arctic Bibl. Captain Edward Sabine of the Royal Artillery was assigned to the Isabella to conduct scientific observations on Ross's voyage which confirmed Baffins' earlier discoveries, and the coastline of Baffin Island. The Crocker Mountains became a point of heated debate between Ross and Parry, Barrow and Sabine. Sabine in his pamphlet accuses Ross of plagiarism and misrepresenting his opinions. DCB.

122. Scholes, Arthur. Seventh Continent. Saga of Australasian Exploration in Antarctica 1895 - 1950. London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1953. 1st Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Octavo. 226,[2]pp. Frontispiece and 8 plates (both sides) from photos, 2 illustrations (sketch maps) in text, and folding map (at end). Tan cloth; Name on front free endpaper, and few notations in pencil in margins, else a clean tight copy.


Spence 1035.

Rare Jeannette Expedition Item

123. Schuetze, William Henry. William Henry Schuetze. Chicago: Printed for Private Circulation by the Lakeside Press, 1903. 1st Edition limited to 180 copies. Very good. Octavo. x,165pp. Frontispiece portrait, 8 plates, 1 illustration in text, and 2 maps. Gilt lettered decorated blue cloth and blue endpapers, gilt top edge, others uncut. Rare. See image. 750.00

Not in Arctic Bibl. Published posthumously, with a biographical sketch by William McAdoo. William Henry Schuetze (1853-1902) served in the Spanish-American war with distinction and traveled twice to Siberia to search for survivors of the Jeannette expedition in 1882, then again in 1885 to dole out gifts to the natives.

124. [Scoresby, Captain William] Dellenbaugh, Frederick S. Seven Log-Books Concerning the Arctic Voyages of Captain William Scoresby, Senior of Whitby, England. Introductory Brochure + Log Books Numbers One-Seven [Total 8 Volumes]. New York: The Explorers Club, 1916-1917. 1st Printing Facsimile Edition. Very good. Eight Folio volumes in original marbled paper covered boards with tipped-in colour and b&w plates, maps, facsimiles, etc. + illustrations in text in Introductory Brochure. Institutional hand stamps on front and inside front covers and title page, else a generally clean copy. Very scarce. 6,500.00

Not in Arctic Bibl. Issued in facsimile by the Explorers Club of New York, with reproductions in color of portraits in oils of Captain William Scoresby, Senior and of Captain William Scoresby, Junior, D.D.

125. Scoresby, William An Account of the Arctic Regions with a History and Description of the Northern Whale-Fishery. Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald and Co. Edinburgh, 1820. 1st Edition in 2 volumes. Very good. Octavo. xx,551,82;viii,574pp. + [2]pp. (publisher's ads). 2 folding engraved frontispieces + 18 engraved plates, 4 maps (3 folding), and tables (3 folding). Quarter calf and marbled boards. A clean set with some minor offsetting from a few plates. See image. 2,850.00

Arctic Bibl. 15610. "Nineteenth century classic on whaling, geography and natural history of northern waters." Appendices include meteorological tables; a chronological list of voyages, 1861-1819; list of plants found in Spitsbergen; Acts of Parliament regarding whaling; dimensions of whaling ships; etc.

126. Scott, Captain Robert F. The Voyage of the Discovery. London: John Murray, 1905. John Murray Reissue of the 2nd Smith Elder Impression with cancel title pages [nd issued ca1916]. Very good. Octavo. xix,[1],556;xii,508pp. 2 photogravure plates (frontispiece in each volume) colour plates, b&w plates from photos ( double-paged) and maps (2 folding in rear pockets). Blue cloth, uncut; spines slightly faded with minor shelf wear; name of previous owner on front free endpapers, with his notes in pencil in margins and on endpapers. Wilfred Whyte’s copy. 750.00

Rosove 286.A4; Spence 1048. Of the 2nd Smith, Elder Impression the consensus is that there were 1000 copies of which there were probably 500 copies bearing imprint of Smith, Elder and 500 with the John Murray Imprint. Scott's first Antarctic expedition in the ship "Discovery", originally conceived, promoted, launched by, and its leader chosen by Sir Clements Markham. It was the first expedition to do extensive land exploration on the continent and a furthest south by a sledge party that reached 82 16' S.

Signed by L. Hussey

127. Scott, J. M. (editor). The Polar Regions. An Anthology of Arctic and Antarctic Photographs. London: Chatto & Windus, [nd ca1934]. Very good in dust jacket. Octavo. [xii],100pp. Illustrations from photos. Signed by L. Hussey on p. 43 ("Sledge Dogs") with notations in his hand, and name of dog "Samson" noted at top of page. Original blue cloth; Covers with slight bow else a clean copy in the uncommon dust jacket. Edited, with an introduction by J. M. Scott. 175.00SOLD

Spence 1043. An anthology of photographs.


128. Seebohm, Henry. The Birds of Siberia. A Record of a Naturalist's Visits to the Valleys of the Petchora and Venesei. London: John Murray, 1901. 1st Edition. Very good. Small Quarto. xix,512pp. Engraved illustrations in text, and folding coloured map (at end) showing the author's routes. Decorated cloth, gilt top edge; Some scattered light foxing to endpapers and edges, generally a clean tight copy. 200.00

Arctic Bibl. 15670 "Narrative of the author's two Siberian expeditions, the first in 1875 to the Pechora, and the second, 1877, to the Yenisey. The results were published as "Siberia in Europe", 1880, and "Siberia in Asia", 1882. The present volume, published posthumously, contains the substance of the two earlier works ..."

129. Service, Robert W. Rhymes of a Rolling Stone. Toronto: William Briggs, 1912. 1st Illustrated Canadian Edition. Very good in dust jacket. Octavo. 195pp. 15 plates, including titled tissue guards. Gilt lettered green cloth, gilt top edge, others uncut; A bright copy in the scarce dust jacket with minor wear to extremities and head of spine; previous owner’s name.

See image. 400.00

Mitham (Robert W. Service. A Bibliography) # A4.b


130. [Service, Robert W.] Landahl's Emporium. Scenes from the Land of the Midnight Sun. Yukon and Alaska. Dawson, Y.T.: Landahl's Emporium, [nd ca1908]. Oblong Octavo. [39]pp. Captioned illustrations from photos + 5 tissue guards printed with excerpts from prose by Robert W. Service (4 + excerpt on front cover) and Arnold F. George (1). Original string tied illustrated black wrappers; edges ragged with some chipping at head and foot of spine, light soiling internally. Very scarce. 650.00

Mitham (Service) J2. Photographs include street scenes of Dawson in 1899, the Chilkoot Pass, steamers, dredging, buildings etc. Service excerpts from "The Law of the Yukon," "The Call of the Wild," and "The Spell of the Yukon".

Rare Shackelton Programme

131. [Shackleton, E. H.] The Lecture Agency. Souvenir of Lecture "Nearest the South Pole," ... [Caption Title]. Bristol: Printed by Geo. Gordon & Son, [nd ca1909]. Very good. Narrow Octavo. [8]pp. New red wrappers with oval portrait pasted on front and illustrations in text from photos (including portrait) and map. See image. 400.00SOLD

Includes a list of towns and cities with dates of the tour 1909-10 "Under the Sole Management of the Lecture Agency, Ltd., …."

In the Rare Dust Jacket

132. Shackleton, Sir Ernest. South: The Story of Shackelton's Last Expedition 1914-1917. New York: The MacMillan Company, 1920. 1st American Edition. Very good dust jacket. Octavo. xx,[1],380pp. Colour frontispiece with titled tissue guard, b&w plates from photos, illustrations in text, and folding map (at end). Gilt lettered green cloth in the rare dust jacket with some minor chipping along bottom edge. See image. Sold

Rosove 308.B1; Spence 1109. Shackleton's own narrative of the "Endurance" expedition and the attempt to cross the Antarctic continent.

133. Simpson, Alexander. The Life and Travels of Thomas Simpson. The Arctic Discoverer, by His Brother. London: Richard Bentley, 1845. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. viii,424pp. Engraved frontispiece portrait and folding map. Blind stamped brown cloth and coated yellow endpapers; Spine slightly faded with minor foxing to preliminaries; else a clean copy in the original binding. Very scarce thus. 1,250.00SOLD

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

134. Siple, Paul A. General Principles Governing Selection of Clothing for Cold Climates [Caption Title]. U.S. Antarctic Service, 1942. (Typescript) Very good. Quarto. 2p.l.,45pp. 3 plates from diagrams, charts. Self-wrappers, stapled as issued; Some toning to external leaves. Very Scarce. 150.00


135. Smith, R. D. Hilton. Northwestern Approaches. The First Century of Books. Victoria, B.C.: the Adelphi Book Shop Ltd., 1969. 1st Edition limited to 750 copies. Fine. Octavo. 67pp. Plates from facsimiles of title pages and plates. Gilt lettered illustrated simulated brown leather. Foreword by Samuel Rothstein. 30.00

Includes a check list of books (at end).

Signed by L. C. Bernacchi

136. [Southern Cross] [Borchgrevink, Carsten Egebert. – Edited by Lankester, E. Ray and Jeffrey Bell] Report on the Collections of Natural History Made in the Antarctic Regions During the Voyage of the "Southern Cross". London: British Museum Printed by Order of the Trustees, 1902. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. ix,344pp. 9 color litho plates and 44 engraved plates (at end), and illustrations in text. Small stain in lower corner of some plates, not objectionable. Green cloth; head and foot of spine restored; top right hand corner bumped, else a clean copy signed by L. C. Bernacchi (end of preface). Stefansson's copy with his bookplate and one other on front pastedown. 3,000.00

Rosove 46.A1; Spence 968. The British Antarctic Expedition of 1898-1900, led by Carstens Borchgrevink, was the first to winter over on the Antarctic continent. A narrative of the expedition by Borchgrevink was published in London in 1901 as "First on the Antarctic Continent."

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137. Sutherland, Patricia (editor). The Franklin Era in Canadian Arctic History 1845-1859. Ottawa: National Museum of Man, 1985. 1st Edition. Fine. Quarto. x,220pp. Illustrations in text from photos and drawings (including maps). Illustrated orange wrappers. 75.00

Volume of sixteen papers based on the proceedings of the "the Franklin Era in Canadian Arctic History, 1845-59" including a bibliographical introduction by Alan Cooke, the search in 19th century art by Constance Martin, John R. Bockstoce on the search in Alaska for Franklin; private search expeditions by Hugh N. Wallace; the Parry Channel by T. C. Pullen; and contributions by Owen Beattie, Joe MacInnis, among others.

138. Taylor, Andrew. Arctic Blue Books. British Parliamentary Papers on Exploration in the Canadian North [Cover Title]. [Washington]: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1959. 1st Separate Printing. Fine. Octavo. 36pp. Off-white wrappers, stapled as issued. 25.00

Reprinted from Arctic Bibliography vol. VIII.


139. Taylor, Andrew. Geographical Discovery and Exploration in the Queen Elizabeth Islands. Ottawa: Department of Mines and Technical Surveys, 1955. 1st Edition. Near fine. Octavo. vii,172pp. Frontispiece, plates from facsimiles, and illustrations in text (maps). Stiff card covers; name in ink on front cover. 50.00

A history of exploration from before 1800, to 20th century Canadian explorations up to Henry A. Larsen 1940-44, including the dawn of the golden age of Arctic Exploration, Franklin's voyage and the search expeditions in the Queen Elizabeth Islands, the assault of the North Pole, and post Franklin British and Foreign expeditions.

Rare Signed Real Photo Postcard

140. [Taylor, Griffith]. [Real Photo Postcard]. Tewkesbury: S. E. Organ, [nd ca1910]. Fine. Vertical orientation real photo postcard (approx. 13.5x8.5cm) with white border and photographer's blindstamp in lower left hand corner. Signed on image. See image. 400.00SOLD


141. [Taylor, Griffith] Hanley, Wayne S. (editor). The Griffith Taylor Collection. Diaries and Letters of a Geographer in Antarctica. [Armidale, N.S.W.: Geography Dept., University of New England, 1979]. 1st Edition. Very good. Quarto. [iv],232pp. Illustrations in text from facsimiles, maps, etc. Black cloth tape backed illustrated blue wrappers. Very scarce. 100.00SOLD


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Expedition Letterhead Signed by Members

142. [Trans-Antarctic Expedition]. Expedition Letterhead Signed by Members of the Expedition. [nd]. Very good. One sheet (approximately 21.7 x 19.5cm) signed by 19 members of the expedition including George Lowe, Edmund Hillary and the leader Vivian Fuchs. Vertical centre crease from fold with some damage to right hand side when removed from book. Rare. 500.00

At head: "Patron Her Majesty the Queen / the Trans-Antarctic Expedition / ... / 64, Victoria Street, London, S.W. 1. / ...".

Signed by George Lowe

143. [Trans-Antarctic Expedition]. The Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1956 - 1958 [Cover Title]. London: Printed by L. Delow & Co. Ltd., [nd ca1958]. Very good. Quarto. [20]pp. Illustrations from photos (including ads) and one map. Original pictorial self-wrappers, stapled as issued. Signed by George Lowe - photographer on the expedition. 100.00SOLD


144. [Vanity Fair Print] "Franz Josef Land" [Sir George Jackson]. London: Vanity Fair, 1897. Very good. Colour Lithograph Print (approx. 38x26cm) by ‘Spy.’ Nice clean example. 150.00


145. [Vanity Fair Print]. "Alleno" [Sir Allen Young]. London: Vanity Fair, 1877. Fine. Colour Lithograph Print (approx. 38x26cm) by ‘Ape. Dated Dec. 15, 1877. Crisp, clean example. 200.00

Series: Men of the Day. No. 167.

146. [Vanity Fair Print]. "The South Pole" [Lieutenant Shackleton]. London: Vanity Fair, [nd ca1909] Colour Lithograph Print (approx. 38 x 26cm) by ‘Kite.’. Minor soiling to margins with crease in lower corner not affecting image, wonderful for framing. 200.00 SOLD


147. United States Coast & Geodetic Survey. North West Coast of America and Inland Passages from Olympia, Washington to Mt. St. Elias, Alaska. U.S.C. & G.S., 1891. (Map) Very good. Sheet (approximately 168 x 56cm) sectioned and backed on linen and folded to Octavo (approximately 23x14.5cm) into quarter leather backed marbled boards with recent gilt lettered label on front. Bookplate of Edward W. Allen on front paste down; spine restored. 600.00


148. [Whaling] Ferguson, Robert. Arctic Harpooner. A Voyage on the Schooner Abbie Bradford 1878-1879. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1938. 1st Edition. Octavo. x,[2],216pp. Illustrations in text by Paul Quinn. Silver metallic blue cloth and endpaper maps; dust jacket spine a bit faded else a nice copy, uncommon thus. Edited By Leslie Dalrymple Stair. 125.00

Fifteen months on the Abbie Bradford.


149. [Whaling] Solyanik, A. Cruising in the Antarctic. An Account of the Seventh Cruise of the Slava Whaling Flotilla. Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1956. 1st English Translation. Very good. Small Octavo (approx. 19.6cm tall). 76pp. Frontispiece portrait from photo. Pictorial wrappers with illustrated French flaps from drawings; Minor wear to head and foot of spine. Quite uncommon. 75.00SOLD


150. White, James. Ninth Report of the Geographic Board of Canada 1910. Part II Place-Names in Quebec [With] Part III Place-Names-Thousand Islands St. Lawrence River [With] Part IV Place-Names-Northern Canada. [Ottawa]: King's Printer, 1910. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. pp:153-455pp. Five large colour folding maps in rear pocket, several tears in Quebec map, else very good. Author’s Complimentary copy, names on endpaper including Douglas Leechman. Green cloth. 250.00

Part IV includes "Expeditions to Waters of Northern Canada and to Hudson Bay, 1576-1910 p.237-270; "List of Explorers, Hudson Bay and Waters of Northern Canada" p.271-299; "Ships Referred to in List of 'Arctic' Officers" p.300-309 and bibliography of principal works consulted. Series: [Canada] Sessional Papers - 21A Pts.2-4

Manuscript of Siberian Railway Journey

151. Whyte, Sir William. Observations of Sir William Whyte in Russia 1901 [Cover Title]. Very good. Octavo. 10,43,7,24 leaves (one side only). Carbon copies of typed manuscript account of a journey taken on the Trans-Siberian railway for T. G. Shaughnessy, President of the Canadian Pacific Railway, bound in grey cloth. 750.00

Sir William Whyte (1843-1914) immigrated to Canada in 1863 and obtained employment with the Grand Trunk Railway. Rising through the company he became Assistant Superintendent of its Central Division before moving to the Ontario and Quebec Railway as General Superintendent. A year later the company was taken over by the Canadian Pacific and Whyte quickly found himself transferred to Winnipeg as Superintendent of the CPR's western division where he was instrumental in the expansion and growth of the railway in conjunction with the influx of settlers, before retiring in 1911 as Vice President of the Western lines. The present work is an account of his journey made over the Trans-Siberian Railway and the information he collected including details of the communities along the line, prices of commodities and manufactured goods, etc

Rare Signed Real Photo Postcard

152. [Wild, Frank]. [Real Photo Postcard]. Tewkesbury: S. E. Organ, [nd ca 1910]. Very good. Vertical orientation real photo postcard (approx. 13.5x8.5cm) with white border and photographer's blindstamp in lower left hand corner. Signed on image. See image. 400.00SOLD


153. Wyld, James. Chart of the Arctic Regions from the Admiralty Surveys. London: James Wyld Geographer to the Queen, [nd ca1848]. Very good. 38cm dia. Map colored in Outline on sheet (approx. 41x45cm) folded to narrow 16mo (approximately 16.5cm tall) in original diced cloth with paper label, and publisher's ad on front pastedown. Minor restoration else a nice polar map in the original cloth folder. See image. SOLD


154. Young, G. O. Alaskan Trophies Won and Lost. Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1928. 1st Edition. Very good. Octavo. 248pp. Plates from photos and folding map. Maroon cloth; Several discreet hand stamps on endpapers, else a clean, tight copy of the scarce first edition. 850.00SOLD


Ricks p.264; Tourville 4992. Account of a hunting expedition by three men with little northern experience, into the interior of Alaska and the Yukon in 1919 and their harrowing escape from disaster.

155. [Yukon] the Whitehorse Star. Carcross and Atlin Have First Visit from Airship! Queen of the Yukon First Plane to Visit Important Northern Towns. Whitehorse, Yukon: The Whitehorse Star, 1928. Matted and framed issue of "The Whitehorse Star" April 13, 1928 folded once with two postal hand stamps in margins front page, and 25¢ airmail stamp (Yukon Airways & Exploration Co. Ltd.). Browned as usual; split along fold. See image. 150.00

"Queen of the Yukon" first flight to Atlin, B.C., Canada.


156. [Alaska] 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. [With] Wickersham: The Man at Home. By JoAnne Wold. Fairbanks, Alaska: Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines., 1927. Near Fine. 1st Edition. 2 items Octavo. xxvii,635pp. Original blue cloth. + Illustrated pamphlet in original illustrated wrappers. Biographical pamphlet published by Fairbanks: Tanana-Yukon Historical Society, 1981. IV,27,[1]pp. Series: Miscellaneous Publications. Vol. 1. 185.00

Rare Search For Franklin Pamphlet

157. M'Clure, Capt. Robert L. M. The North-West Passage. Capt. M'Clure's Despatches from Her Majesty's Discovery Ship. "Investigator," Off Point Warren and Cape Bathurst. London: John Betts, 115, Strand, 1853. 1st Edition. Fine Octavo. 48pp. (including 3pp. ads). Folding map. In modern marbled boards with gilt lettered dark blue morocco spine; bookplate of Frederic E. Ellis on front pastedown. Rare.6,000.00 SOLD

Arctic Bibl. 10565. "The three despatches chronicle the activities of the vessel from Cape Bathurst, 1850, to Mercy Bay where the crew abandoned ship, 1853. Includes description of ice conditions in the Canadian Arctic waters around Banks Island and in M'Clure Strait, and mention of exploration carried out."

158. McKee, Lanier. The Land on Nome. A Narrative Sketch of the Rush to Our Bering Sea Gold-Fields, the Country, Its Mines and Its People, and the History of a Great Conspiracy 1900-1901. New York: The Grafton Press, c1902. Very Good. Octavo. ix,[3],260pp. Map (at end) "Copy, reduced scale, of Map used on Tour from Nome to Chinick, White Mountains, Council City, and beyond, and return, June 22 - July 6, 1900.". Original gilt lettered forest green cloth, rebacked with original spine laid down; name written in ink top of title page. 375.00 SOLD

Tourville 2915; Wickersham 1541.

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