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Farther North than Nansen bein The Voyage of the Polar Star

By: Abruzzi, H.R.H. The Duke of the

Price: £560.00

Publisher: Howard Wilford Bell: 1901

Edition: 1901 First Edition

Seller ID: 59415

Condition: 97pp, 3 plates, 1 folding plate, original pictorial boards, some slight fading to front board, hinges neatly and profesionally strengthened, VG. A very scarce title.


Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi (1873-1933), left for the North Pole in 1899 on board the Polar Star. Unfortunately, he lost two fingers to frostbite on the journey, so was unable to participate in the sled ride to the Pole. Captain Cagni instead made the trip, reaching 86° 34' N, a new 'Farthest North' and, as the somewhat ungracious title of this book states, 'Farther North than Nansen'. View more info

Antarctica Voices From The Silent Continent

By: Adams Richard

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1990

Edition: 1990 First Edition

Seller ID: 64257

ISBN: 0340542551

Condition: 80pp, paperback, VG copy


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Voyage Through The Antarctic

By: Adams Richard & Lockley Ronald

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Allen Lane: 1982

Edition: 1982 First Edition

Seller ID: 64037

ISBN: 0713913967

Condition: 160pp, private bookplate, VG+ in VG+ dw


Richard Adams and the naturalist Ronald Lockley who, in this book, describe their experiences on their voyage aboard the Lindblad Explorer through the Antarctic, down from Cape Horn and up to New Zealand. View more info

The Endurance. Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

By: Alexander Caroline

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 1998

Edition: 1998 First Edition, 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 48144

ISBN: 074754123X

Condition: 214pp, Fine in Fine dw. A lovely copy.


Contains previously unpublished photographs from the Endurance expedition. With remarkable unpublished photographs of Frank Hurley. View more info

The Endurance. Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

By: Alexander Caroline

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury: 1999

Edition: 1999 rep

Seller ID: 65655

ISBN: 0747546703

Condition: 212pp, paperback, inscr, VG.


Contains previously unpublished photographs from the Endurance expedition. View more info

Problems Of Polar Research. A Series of Papers by Thirty One Authors. American Geographical Society Special Publication No.7

By: American Geographical Society, Joerg W. L. G. [editor]

Price: £26.00

Publisher: American Geographical Society: 1928

Edition: 1928 US First Edition

Seller ID: 62719

Condition: 479pp, slight foxing to edge of front board, VG.


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Race To The South Pole

By: Amundsen Roald

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Whitestar: 2007

Edition: 2007 Edition

Seller ID: 46137

Condition: 638pp, pictorial boards, New.


Excerpts from 'The South Pole'. View more info

Race To The South Pole

By: Amundsen Roald

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Whitestar: 2007

Edition: 2007 Edition

Seller ID: 46136

Condition: 638pp, pictorial boards, New.


Excerpts from 'The South Pole'. View more info

The South Pole. An Account of the Norwegian Antarctic Expedition in the 'Fram', 1910-1912. (Two Volumes)

By: Amundsen Roald

Price: £850.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1912

Edition: 1912 First Edition

Seller ID: 68037

Condition: xxxv, 392pp, x, 449pp, original highly decorative maroon cloth, t.e.g., some slight blemishes to boards, speckling to spines, label removal marks to base of spines, light wear to extremities, corners rounded, new endpapers, internally very clean, Good+. A decent presentable set, please ask for jpegs, a better set than they may sound.


Amundsen's modest account of his South Pole exploit is a classic of exploration literature. The work was wrtitten quickly by Amundsen within several month's of the party's return. View more info

The First Flight Across The Polar Sea

By: Amundsen Roald & Ellsworth Lincoln

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co: 1927

Edition: 1927 First Edition

Seller ID: 52876

Condition: 274pp, 39 illusts, map, original blue cloth, some damp spotting to boards but not too obtrusive, some foxing, VG-.


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The First Flight Across The Polar Sea

By: Amundsen Roald & Ellsworth Lincoln

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co: 1927

Edition: 1927 First Edition

Seller ID: 63799

Condition: 274pp, 39 illusts, map, original blue cloth, a few blemishes to boards, owner's signature, moderate foxing, VG-.


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Ilulissat Museum

By: Andersen Mogens Voigt

Price: £6.00

Publisher: 1988

Edition: 1988 First Edition

Seller ID: 58344

ISBN: 8798300504

Condition: 120pp, paperback, Fine copy


Jakobshavn Museum. Text in three languages including English. View more info

Expedition South

By: Anderson W. Ellery

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Travel Book Club: 1958

Edition: c1958 reprint

Seller ID: 57588

Condition: 208pp, 32 illusts, map endpapers, VG- in Good+ dw.


Anderson led the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition 1954-6. View more info

Expedition South

By: Anderson W. Ellery

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Travel Book Club: 1958

Edition: c1958 reprint

Seller ID: 52487

Condition: 208pp, 32 illusts, map endpapers, VG in Good dw.


Anderson led the Falkland Islands Dependencies Survey Expedition 1954-6. View more info

Polar Exploration - Full set of 25 coloured cigarette cards issued by John Player. 1915 First Series

By: Anon

Price: £19.00

Publisher: Card Collectors Society: 2003

Edition: 2003 reprint

Seller ID: 55692

Condition: an attractive set in protective sheets, Fine.


This is a reprint from 2003 of the First Series of Polar Exploration cards issued in 1915. View more info

Polar Exploration - 22 of a set of 25 coloured cigarette cards issued by John Player

By: Anon

Price: £13.00

Publisher: John Player & Sons: 1915

Edition: 1915 First Series

Seller ID: 55147

Condition: part set in protective sheets, some have creasing/soiling, Good


Scarce cards issued in 1915. View more info

Polar Exploration - 20 of a set of 25 coloured cigarette cards issued by John Player

By: Anon

Price: £17.00

Publisher: John Player & Sons: 1916

Edition: 1916 2nd Series

Seller ID: 55148

Condition: 20 cards in a protective sleeve, VG.


Scarce cards issued in 1916 to commemorate the polar explorations of Captains Scott and Amundsen in the early part of the last century. View more info

Polar Exploration - Full set of 25 coloured cigarette cards issued by John Player

By: Anon

Price: £48.00

Publisher: John Player & Sons: 1915

Edition: 1915 First Series

Seller ID: 59916

Condition: an attractive set in protective sheets, VG+


Scarce 1st set of 25 cards issued in 1915. View more info

Recent Expeditions to Eastern Polar Seas. 1. Voyage of the Hansa and Germania. 2. Voyage of the Tegethoff

By: Anon

Price: £35.00

Publisher: T. Nelson & Sons: 1886

Edition: 1886 First Edition

Seller ID: 65516

Condition: 143pp, full leather binding with raised bands, rubbing to spine, marbled endpapers, prize inscription, light foxing to endpapers and first few pages, VG.


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With Captain Scott at the South Pole - Full set of 25 coloured cigarette cards issued by Fry's Pure Cocoa

By: Anon

Price: £180.00

Publisher: Fry's Pure Cocoa: 1913

Edition: 1913

Seller ID: 66665

Condition: an attractive set in protective sheets, VG.


Very scarce set of 25 cards issued in 1913. Beautiful chromolithographic images from Scott's 'Terra Nova' expedition. View more info

Arctic Whaling. Proceedings Of The International Symposium Arctic Whaling, February 1983.

By: Arctic Centre

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Arctic Centre/University Of Groningen: 1983

Edition: 1983 Edition

Seller ID: 58365

ISBN: 9080004219

Condition: 181pp, paperback, VG+


The Sixth International Symposium was held in February 1983 at the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen. View more info

Out Of Antarctica. Reflections On The Origin Of Peoples.

By: Argod Robert

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Richmond Editions: 2004

Edition: 2004 First Edition

Seller ID: 64064

ISBN: 1902699459

Condition: 326p, softback, map endpapers, Fine copy


The book covers 40 years research, dialogue, teaching, study and passion. View more info

A Short History of Svalbard. Polarhandbok Nr.4

By: Arlov Thor B.

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Norsk Polarinstitutt: 1994

Edition: 1994 Second Edition

Seller ID: 59512

ISBN: 8290307551

Condition: 95pp, pictorial hardback, slight sunning to spine, near Fine. A scarce title.


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A Short History of Svalbard. Polarhandbok Nr.4

By: Arlov Thor B.

Price: £39.00

Publisher: Norsk Polarinstitutt: 1989

Edition: 1989 First Edition

Seller ID: 66769

ISBN: 8290307551

Condition: 95pp, paperback, VG+. A scarce title.


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A Short History of Svalbard. Polarhandbok Nr.4

By: Arlov Thor B.

Price: £39.00

Publisher: Norsk Polarinstitutt: 1989

Edition: 1989 First Edition

Seller ID: 66782

ISBN: 8290307551

Condition: 95pp, paperback, VG+. A scarce title.


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A Short History of Svalbard. Polarhandbok Nr.4

By: Arlov Thor B.

Price: £39.00

Publisher: Norsk Polarinstitutt: 1989

Edition: 1989 First Edition

Seller ID: 68040

ISBN: 8290307551

Condition: 95pp, paperback, VG+. A scarce title.


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Call Of The White. Taking The World To The South Pole

By: Aston Felicity

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Summersdale: 2011

Edition: 2011 First Edition

Seller ID: 55379

ISBN: 184953134X

Condition: 317pp, New paperback, SIGNED by Felicity Aston on title page.


Eight women, one unique expedition. A team made up from places as diverse at Jamaica, India, Singapore and Cyprus, some of whom had never seen snow before. View more info

Salut Au Grand Sud

By: Autissier Isabelle & Orsenna Erik

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Stock: 2006

Edition: 2006 First Edition

Seller ID: 64002

ISBN: 2234059062

Condition: 263pp, paperback, Fine copy


Text in French. View more info

Mawson. A Life

By: Ayres Philip

Price: £22.00

Publisher: The Miegunyah Press: 1999

Edition: 1999 First Edition Australia

Seller ID: 66842

ISBN: 0522848117

Condition: xx, 321pp, VG+ in VG+ dw.


In the heroic age of polar exploration, Sir Douglas Mawson stands in the first rank. His Antarctic expeditions of 1911-14 and 1929-31 resulted in Australia's claim to 40% of the continent. This is a most comprehensive objective biography. View more info

The Quiet Land. The Diaries Of Frank Debenham, Member of the British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913.

By: Back June Debenham

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Bluntisham Books / Erskine Press: 1992

Edition: 1992 First Edition

Seller ID: 66666

ISBN: 1852970375

Condition: 207pp, VG+ in VG+ dw.


Debenham pursuaded the Scott Appeal Trustees to establish the Scott Polar Reseach Institute. On 26 November 1920 it came into being with Debenham as the first Director. This book also describes the development of the SPRI under his guidance until his retirement in 1946. View more info

The Birthday Boys

By: Bainbridge Beryl

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1993

Edition: 1993 Edition

Seller ID: 62621

ISBN: 0140172602

Condition: 189pp, paperback, Fine copy


Four men accompanied Captain Scott on the last leg of his doomed expedition to the South Pole, Titus Oates, Bill Wilson, Taff Evans anmd Birdie Bowers - each man tells his own story. View more info

North Of The Desolate Sea

By: Balstad Liv

Price: £26.00

Publisher: Souvenir Press: 1958

Edition: 1958 First Edition

Seller ID: 62394

Condition: 22pp, light foxing to foreedges, Good in Good dw


The story of a remarkable woman, of family and diplomatic life as she lived it many hundreds of miles inside the Arctic Circle. View more info

The White Desert

By: Barber Noel

Price: £1.00

Publisher: Travel Book Club: 1958

Edition: 1958 rep

Seller ID: 57541

Condition: 205pp, owner's signature, yellowing to page edges, sunning to spine, small water mark to front board, Good.


His personal story of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. View more info

The White Desert

By: Barber Noel

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1958

Edition: 1958 First Edition

Seller ID: 57450

Condition: 205pp, VG+ in VG dw. Uncommon in this condition.


His personal story of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. View more info

The White Desert

By: Barber Noel

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Travel Book Club: 1958

Edition: 1958 rep

Seller ID: 44067

Condition: 205pp, VG in VG- dw


His personal story of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition. View more info

Red Ice

By: Barker Nicholas & Masters Anthony

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Constable: 1986

Edition: 1986 rep

Seller ID: 64001

ISBN: 0094672504

Condition: 250pp, cracking to front endpaper, VG in VG dw


International terrorism at sea, an explosive thriller. View more info

A Chronological History Of Voyages Into The Arctic Regions (1818)

By: Barrow John

Price: £13.00

Publisher: David & Charles: 1971

Edition: 1971 rep

Seller ID: 42206

ISBN: 0715349511

Condition: 379pp, 48pp, appendices, small private ink stamp, VG+ in VG+ price clipped dw.


A history of early arctic exploration. View more info

A Chronological History Of Voyages Into The Arctic Regions (1818)

By: Barrow John

Price: £14.00

Publisher: David & Charles: 1971

Edition: 1971 rep

Seller ID: 62685

ISBN: 0715349511

Condition: 379pp, 48pp, appendices, light foreedge foxing, VG+ in VG+ dw.


A history of early arctic exploration. View more info

The Shore Whaling Stations At South Georgia - A Study In Antarctic Industrial Archaeology

By: Basberg Bjorn L

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Novas Forlag: 2004

Edition: 2004 First Edition

Seller ID: 66540

ISBN: 8270993948

Condition: 226pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper.


The history of South Georgia from the early discoveries, the sealing industry of the 19th century, the whaling industry of the 20th century and the development afterwards, when the former whaling stations are now considered cultural heritage. View more info

The Shore Whaling Stations At South Georgia - A Study In Antarctic Industrial Archaeology

By: Basberg Bjorn L

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Novas Forlag: 2004

Edition: 2004 First Edition

Seller ID: 66545

ISBN: 8270993948

Condition: 226pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper.


The history of South Georgia from the early discoveries, the sealing industry of the 19th century, the whaling industry of the 20th century and the development afterwards, when the former whaling stations are now considered cultural heritage. View more info

James Fitzjames. The Mystery Man of the Franklin Expedition

By: Battersby William

Price: £15.00

Publisher: The History Press: 2010

Edition: 2010 First Edition

Seller ID: 65417

ISBN: 0752455125

Condition: 224pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper.


The first complete biography of the captain of HMS Erebus. Aged 32 he joined the Franklin Expedition with an already successful Naval career hoping to make his name. He was a charismatic man with a wicked sense of humour, but was also not what he seemed. He concealed several secrets, including the scandal of his birth, the source of his influence and his plans for after the Franklin Expedition. View more info

Frozen In Time. Unlocking The Secrets Of The Franklin Expedition.

By: Beattie Owen & Geiger John

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Western Producer Prairie Books: 1988

Edition: 1988 First Canadian Edition

Seller ID: 64659

ISBN: 0888323253X

Condition: 180pp, VG+ in VG+ dw


The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48. View more info

Arctic And Antarctic. The Will And The Way Of John Riddoch Rymill.

By: Bechervaise John

Price: £23.00

Publisher: Bluntisham Books: 1995

Edition: 1995 First Edition

Seller ID: 58337

ISBN: 1871999073

Condition: 230pp, paperback, Fine


The biography of a major, yet little known explorer, John Riddoch Rymill. View more info

Antarctica The Last Horizon

By: Bechervaise John

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Cassell Australia: 1979

Edition: 1979 First Edition

Seller ID: 37391

ISBN: 0726904740

Condition: 138pp, VG+ in VG+ dw.


Antarctica is the highest, coldest, stormiest and driest continent on earth. First published as The Far South in 1961 now revised and expanded. View more info

Antarctica The Last Horizon

By: Bechervaise John

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Cassell Australia: 1979

Edition: 1979 First Edition

Seller ID: 64026

ISBN: 0726904740

Condition: 138pp, VG+ in VG+ dw


Antarctica is the highest, coldest, stormiest and driest continent on earth. First published as The Far South in 1961 now revised and expanded. View more info

David Bellamy's Arctic Light. An Artist's Journey in a Frozen Wilderness

By: Bellamy David

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Search Press Ltd: 2017

Edition: 2017 First Edition

Seller ID: 65104

ISBN: 1782214232

Condition: 176pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by David Bellamy.


David's aim was to highlight the beauty of the Arctic, in particular the Scandinavian Arctic in Greenland and Svalbard and touching parts of Norway and Iceland. Superbly illustrated with sketches and watercolours. View more info

David Bellamy's Arctic Light. An Artist's Journey in a Frozen Wilderness

By: Bellamy David

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Search Press Ltd: 2017

Edition: 2017 First Edition

Seller ID: 65107

ISBN: 1782214232

Condition: 176pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by David Bellamy.


David's aim was to highlight the beauty of the Arctic, in particular the Scandinavian Arctic in Greenland and Svalbard and touching parts of Norway and Iceland. Superbly illustrated with sketches and watercolours. View more info

The Voyage of Captain Bellingshausen to the Antarctic Seas 1819-1821 (Two Volumes)

By: Bellingshausen Capt. Thaddeus, Debenham Frank [Editor]

Price: £135.00

Publisher: Kraus Reprint Limited: 1967

Edition: 1967 reprint

Seller ID: 56902

Condition: xxx, 474pp, sunning to spine and rear board, foxing to endpapers, some pencil annotation, near VG. Alan Gurney's copy with his pencil signature to the front endpaper. Gurney was a well known yacht designer and explorer with a passion for the Antarctic.


Works Issued by the Hakluyt Society Second Series No. XCI. Founded in 1846, the Hakluyt Society is a registered charity based in London, England, which seeks to advance knowledge and education by the publication of scholarly editions of primary records of voyages, travels and other geographical material. The Society is named after Richard Hakluyt (1552–1616), a collector and editor of narratives of voyages and travels. View more info

A Very Gallant Gentleman

By: Bernacchi L.C.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Thornton Butterworth: 1933

Edition: 1933 Third Impression

Seller ID: 52817

Condition: 240pp, mint new blue cloth binding, occasional foxing, VG.


Biography of Captain Oates. View more info

Saga Of The Discovery

By: Bernacchi L.C.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Blackie & Son: 1938

Edition: 1938 First Edition

Seller ID: 52655

Condition: 240pp, map endpapers, small neat inscription, foxing to foreedges and head of pages, VG in VG+ dw.


The story of the ship Discovery and its adventures. She was built in Dundee in 1900 for Scott's Expedition and now rests again in Dundee. View more info