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The Polar World (Geographies for Advanced Study Series)

By: Baird, Patrick D.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Longman: 1964

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 1966137


1971 3rd printing. Includes original jacket. Jacket edges lightly rubbed. Near Fine. 1964 Hard Cover. xvi, 328 pp. 8vo. Maps and black & white photographs throughout. From the jacket: ... the first comprehensive treatment for some years of the Arctic and Antarctic regions, their lands and seas, the history of their exploration and their economic and political significance in the modern world. Profusely illustrated with original maps and diagrams and photographs, this wor... View more info

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The Lost Vikings

By: Bechdolt, Jack

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261511


First edition. No jacket, corners lightly bumped, ink note on front endpaper, pages faintly toned. 1931 Hard Cover. x, 267 pp. Features juveniles who discover a Lost Race of Vikings in Alaska. John Ernest Bechdolt (1884–1954) was an American short story writer, novelist and journalist. He wrote under the name Jack Bechdolt as well as his full name. He worked for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer from 1909 to 1916, after which he moved to New York, where he worked for Muns... View more info

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Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, Under the Command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N.

By: Beechey, F.W.

Price: $1,350.00

Publisher: Carey & Lea: 1832

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1958570


First American edition. No jacket. Boards rubbed with some loss from spine label and light spots to boards, foxed throughout, Oxford bookstore bookplate on front endpaper. 1832 Hard Cover. xi, 493 pp. 8vo. 24-page publisher catalog bound in following text. Originally published in England in 1831. Sabin 4347: Captain Beechey and Sir John Franklin had arrived within fifty leagues of each other, when the latter was compelled by the weather to return. One of the most valuabl... View more info

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Hans Egede: Colonizer and Missionary of Greenland

By: Bobe, Louis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Rosenkilde and Bagger: 1952

Seller ID: 1963983


Misprinted copy - appears that several sheets were not properly printed, such, that four pairs of pages (the verso and the following recto) contain no text. The effected pages are 18/19, 22/23, 26/27, 30/31, and as such 3 of the 44 figures mentioned in the illustration contents are not present here. Otherwise complete, with both color plates included, and folding multicolor map following text. Edges rubbed, wrappers toned, owner bookplate inside front cover. 1952 Trade P... View more info

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Arctic Passages: A Unique Small-Boat Voyage in the Great Northern Waterway

By: Bockstoce, John

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hearst Marine Books: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197255


First edition. Bookplate on paste-down endpaper. 1991 Hard Cover. 256 pp. First edition. In 1988, John Bockstoce, Arctic historian and archaeologist, became the first person to traverse the Northwest Passage west to east in a small boat. Arctic Passages is the extraordinary story of his voyage thirty-five hundred miles through this hemisphere's least explored and most dangerous waterway, from Bering Strait to Baffin Bay. Navigating largely without the benefit of a workin... View more info

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A Tenderfoot with Peary

By: Borup, George; Melville, G.W. (Preface)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company: 1911

Seller ID: 2262395


Frontispiece and all plates included. Spine faded, hinges loosening, plates pages foxed. 1911 Hard Cover. xv, [2], 317 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles and decorations, color illustration mounted on front board. Color frontispiece, seven photographic plates in text. Other offerings mention a fold-out map and a larger number of photographs (not present here), indicating that this may be a later reprint. The first account by a crew member of Peary's 1908 voya... View more info

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Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole

By: Byrd, Richard Evelyn

Price: $5.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York / The Knickerbocker Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1960422


First edition. Light stain to fore-edge affecting about 1/4 inch of margin on some pages, 1/2 inch tear to spine head, front hinge just starting. 1930 Hard Cover. xvi, 422 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, photographic endpapers. Includes black & white photographs and four maps, including two fold-outs of: the Bay of Whales; and the region from the Ross Sea to the South Pole, showing routes of various flights and sledge trips of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. By... View more info

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Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole

By: Byrd, Richard Evelyn

Price: $5.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons, New York / The Knickerbocker Press: 1930

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 2195694


Lacks jacket. Light rubbing to boards, sticker on title page. 1930 Hard Cover. xvi, 422 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, photographic endpapers. Includes black & white photographs and four maps, including two fold-outs of: the Bay of Whales; and the region from the Ross Sea to the South Pole, showing routes of various flights and sledge trips of the Byrd Antarctic Expedition. Byrd was a U.S. naval officer who organized efforts to explore the Arctic and Antarcti... View more info

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Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic, the Flight to the South Pole

By: Byrd, Richard Evelyn

Price: $30.00

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons / The Knickerbocker Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200431


First edition, second state ('Eleanor' spelled correctly on dedication page). Top page ridge lightly scuffed, publisher mistrimmed pp. 321-328 resulting in 1/16 inch of extra paper on top edge of outer inch of each leaf, front matter lightly foxed, minor loss from jacket corners, jacket spine toned, jacket flap corners slightly trimmed ($5.00 list price still present). 1930 Hard Cover. xvi, 422 pp. 8vo. Original blue cloth, gilt titles, photographic endpapers. Black & wh... View more info

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Skyward (The Lakeside Classics)

By: Byrd, Richard Evelyn; Anderson, William R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company: 1981

Seller ID: 2201163


1981 Hard Cover. xliii, 388 pp. Includes colored fold-out map illustrating the historic flights of Admiral Byrd (1919-1927) and black-and-white photographs.  Man's mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer. His life, his thrilling adventures, his North Pole and Transatlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by air. Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN (October 25, 1888 – March 11, ... View more info

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Skyward (The Lakeside Classics)

By: Byrd, Richard Evelyn; Anderson, William R.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Lakeside Press / R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company: 1981

Seller ID: 2201292


Minor loss of gilt from titles. 1981 Hard Cover. xliii, 388 pp. Includes colored fold-out map illustrating the historic flights of Admiral Byrd (1919-1927) and black-and-white photographs.  Man's mastery of the air as shown by the brilliant flights of America's leading air explorer. His life, his thrilling adventures, his North Pole and Transatlantic flights, together with his plans for conquering the Antarctic by air. Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd, Jr., USN ... View more info

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By Airship to the North Pole: An Archaeology of Human Exploration

By: Capelotti, P.J.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197823


First edition. 1999 Hard Cover. xix, 209 pp. Chronology of Northern expeditions and events and note on Norwegian geography precede text. Notes, bibliography, and index follow text. Chronicles the adventures of Swedish engineer Salomon August Andree, who made the first failed attempt to reach the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon in 1897, and of American journalist Walter Wellman who organized and led three unsuccessful air expeditions from 1907 to 1909. The book investiga... View more info

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Searching for the Franklin Expedition: The Arctic Journal of Robert Randolph Carter

By: Carter, Robert Randolph; Gill, Jr., Harold B.; Young, Joanne

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208313


First edition. No jacket, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper, minor pencil marginalia. 1998 Hard Cover. 201 pp. The diary of a young member of the rescue party sent to find British explorer Sir John Franklin in 1850 describes their hardships and frustrations. Includes black and white illustrations. KEYWORDS: FRANKLIN EXPEDITION EXPLORATION NAUTICAL POLAR ARCTIC ADVENTURE JOURNAL BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY ROBERT RANDOLPH CARTER View more info

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The Loneliest Continent: The Story of Antarctic Discovery

By: Chapman, Walker

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York Graphic Society Publishers, Ltd.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1963931


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket faintly toned (as usual). Near Fine. 1964 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 279 pp. 8vo. From the jacket: Mr. Chapman, beginning with the imaginative ideas of early Greek geographers, tells of the first South Seas voyages, the rugged adventures of the sealers and whalers of the 18th and 19th centuries, and the first major American expedition - prompted by the speeches and writings of a gentleman who ... View more info

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Antarctic Conquest: The Great Explorers in Their Own Words

By: Chapman, Walker

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2112981


First Edition. Light edge wear to jacket. Owner bookplate inside front cover. Very Good. 1965 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. An anthology of first-hand accounts of Antarctica from explorers and other voyagers. View more info

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Narrative of a Voyage to Hudson's Bay in His Majesty's Ship Rosamond, Containing Some Account of the North-Eastern Coast of America and of the Tribes Inhabiting That Remote Region. (Coles Canadiana Collection)

By: Chappell, Edward

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Coles Publishing Company: 1970

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1971463


Wrappers toned. 1970 Trade Paperback. [ix], 279 pp. 1970 facsimile of 1817 original. Includes fold-out map. Arctic Bibliography 2994: Contents include a day-to-day record, May - Nov. 1814, of the voyage to York Factory; observations on Eskimos and Cree; soundings of York Factory; thermometrical observations at Oxford House, 1811; Eskimo objects collected by Chappell and Joseph Billings; Cree vocabulary. View more info

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Icemen: A History of the Arctic and Its Explorers

By: Conefrey, Mick; Jordan, Tim

Price: $8.00

Publisher: TV Books, New York: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1966076


First edition. Minimal wear to corners. Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. 189 pp. 8vo. Bibliography and index follow text. This companion to the History Channel documentary is a survey of Arctic explorers including Robert Peary, Frederick Cook, John Ross, John Franklin, William Edward Parry, Roald Amundsen, Lincoln Ellsworth, Umberto Nobile, and Gino Watkins. View more info

Image for Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Own Story of How He Reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and Thrilling Stories of the Greatest Achievement of Man Since Columbus Discovered America; Terrible Sufferings and Privations; The Awful Cold; Face to Face with Death by Starvation; American Pluck, Courage and Endurance Reach the Top of the World through Terrific Gales Over a Continent of Ice. Also Containing A True and Authentic Account of Other Great Polar Expeditions, Including Franklin, Greely, Abruzzi, Nares, Nordenskjold, Nansen, Sverdrup, Shackelton, etc. [Shackleton]

Discovery of the North Pole: Dr. Frederick A. Cook's Own Story of How He Reached the North Pole April 21st, 1908. and the Story of Commander Robert E. Peary's Discovery April 6th, 1909. Graphic and Thrilling Stories of the Greatest Achievement of Man Since Columbus Discovered America; Terrible Sufferings and Privations; The Awful Cold; Face to Face with Death by Starvation; American Pluck, Courage and Endurance Reach the Top of the World through Terrific Gales Over a Continent of Ice. Also Containing A True and Authentic Account of Other Great Polar Expeditions, Including Franklin, Greely, Abruzzi, Nares, Nordenskjold, Nansen, Sverdrup, Shackelton, etc. [Shackleton]

By: Cook, Frederick A.; Peary, Robert E.; Greely, A.W.; Miller, J. Martin

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.T. Moss: 1909

Seller ID: 2260245


Moderate loss of gilt from spine and front board, pages toned. 1909 Hard Cover. 428 pp. Tall 8vo. Includes the stories of Frederick Cook and Robert Peary in their quests for the North Pole, along with accounts of previous polar expeditions, and an introduction by A.W. Greely. Edited by J. Martin Miller. Illustrated with half-tone reproductions of expedition photographs. Arctic Bibliography 11467: Account of the two polar marches, drawn from contemporary journals and illu... View more info

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Ice Blink: The Tragic Fate of Sir John Franklin's Lost Polar Expedition

By: Cookman, Scott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: John Wiley: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2198732


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2000 Hard Cover. It has been called the greatest disaster in the history of polar exploration. Led by Arctic explorer Sir John Franklin, two state-of-the-art ships and 128 hand-picked men----the best and the brightest of the British empire----sailed from Greenland on July 12, 1845 in search of the elusive Northwest Passage. Fourteen days later, they were spotted for the last time by two whalers in Baffin Bay. What happened to these shi... View more info

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Doctor Kane of the Arctic Seas

By: Corner, George W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Temple University Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208307


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Near fine. One-and-a-half inch tear to jacket spine-head, small chips to jacket spine-head and jacket spine-base, multiple tears to jacket edges. 1972 Hard Cover. xiii, 306 pp. Elisha Kent Kane (February 28, 1820 – February 16, 1857) was an American explorer, and a medical officer in the United States Navy during the first half of the 19th century. He was a member of two Arctic expeditions to rescue the explorer Si... View more info

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Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

By: Delgado, James P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Checkmark Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194857


First edition. Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1999 Large Hardcover. xii, 228 pp. Across the Top of the World is a vivid retelling of one of the most enduring quests in the history of exploration and discovery--the NorthwestPassage. It covers the earliest endeavors in the sixteenth century, the many ill-fated expeditions that followed, the successful crossing in 1905,and the scientific work conducted in the Northwest Passage today. The bookis beautifully illustrated an... View more info

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Across the Top of the World: The Quest for the Northwest Passage

By: Delgado, James P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Checkmark Books: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208306


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Near fine. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1999 Large Hardcover. xii, 228 pp. Recounts the search for a Northwest Passage linking the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and looks at the major expeditions, including Frobisher, Franklin, and Amundsen. KEYWORDS: NORTHWEST PASSAGE ADVENTURE NAUTICAL EXPLORATION POLAR EXPEDITIONS View more info

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The Land of the Long Night

By: Du Chaillu, Paul

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1899

Seller ID: 2029671


Former library copy, only a few internal marks. Front hinge just starting. 1899 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 314 pp., [4] publisher catalog. Dark grey cloth, gilt titles, Arctic motif on front board. Numerous engravings. An account of the Arctic north, by the world traveler responsible for first discovering the existence of pygmies. View more info

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Arctic Heart: Poem Cycle

By: Ehrlich, Gretel; Buckland, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Capra Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2200748


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages toned. 1992 Trade Paperback. 65 pp. Imagery by David Buckland. Poems written by Gretel Ehrlich after a visit to the Canadian High Arctic in May of 1991. Gretel Ehrlich is an American travel writer, poet, and essayist. Born in 1946 in Santa Barbara, California, she studied at Bennington College and UCLA film school. She began to write full-time in 1978, living on a Wyoming ranch, after the death of a loved o... View more info

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Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole By Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker

By: Fisher, David E.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Delta Book: 1994

Seller ID: 1297955


Light wear. 1994 Trade Paperback. 328 pp. A chronicle of the history of polar exploration describes the 1991 expedition of a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker across the polar ice cap and discusses previous expeditions to the North Pole and the explorers who took part. Men have attacked it with sleds and dirigibles, snowmobiles and submarines. Men have lied about it, died for it, and some have survived. Incredibly, no one truly stood upon the North Pole until 1968. In 1... View more info

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Across the Top of the World: To the North Pole by Sled, Balloon, Airplane and Nuclear Icebreaker

By: Fisher, David E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Random House: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2208311


First edition. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. Near fine. Near Fine. 1992 Hard Cover. 256 pp. A chronicle of the history of polar exploration describes the 1991 expedition of a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker across the polar ice cap and discusses previous expeditions to the North Pole and the explorers who took part. Endpapers illustrated with maps. Includes color photographs. KEYWORDS: NORTH POLE SLED BALLOON AIRPLANE NUCLEAR ICEBREAKER TRANSPORTATION AVIATI... View more info

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Barrow's Boys: A Stirring Story of Daring, Fortitude and Outright Lunacy

By: Fleming, Fergus

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Granta Books: 1999

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2203086


1st printing. Pages lightly toned. 1999 Trade Paperback. xvi, 489 pp. Barrow's Boys is a spellbinding account of perilous journeys to uncharted areas under the most challenging conditions. Re-creating the successes and harrowing failures of the original extreme adventurers, Fergus Fleming captures the incredibly brave, and often downright insane, passion for exploration that led a band of men into situations that would humble even the bravest adventurers today. These men... View more info

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Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1825, 1826, and 1827, Including an Account of the Progress of a Detachment to the Eastward (The Canadiana Reprint Series)

By: Franklin, John; Richardson, John; Kendall, E.N.; Neatby, Leslie H. (Introduction)

Price: $40.00

Publisher: M.G. Hurtig Ltd., Edmonton: 1971

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 1966106


First thus. Includes original jacket. Lacks slipcase. Includes all six folding maps. Near Fine. 1971 Large Hardcover. xl, 320, clvii pp. Six fold-out maps in rear pocket. Engraved plates throughout text. A facsimile of the 1828 original, with a new introduction by Leslie H. Neatby. Arctic Bibliography 5198: Another edition was published in 1829, with title Journey to the shores of the polar sea, in 1825-26-27, but without material change of text. Record of an expedition ... View more info

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The Case for Doctor Cook

By: Freeman, Andrew A.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Coward-McCann, Inc.: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1971443


First edition. Includes original jacket. Jacket rubbed. Good. 1961 Hard Cover. 315 pp. 8vo. An examination of the Cook-Peary controversy regarding the claims of each to be the first man to reach the North Pole. Freeman defends Cook, who made the claim first in 1908 (Peary challenged the claim in 1909). View more info

Arctic Adventure: My Life in the Frozen North

By: Freuchen, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated: 1935

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2200012


Early reprint. Includes original jacket. Jacket rubbed with a few small tears and minor loss from corners, ink name & date on half-title page ('Dorothea Thiele, April 15, 1936'). Good. 1935 Hard Cover. xi, 467 pp. 8vo. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Arctic Bibliography 5271: English translation of Min gronlandske ungdom, 1936, with additional text and illustrations. Account of the author's experiences as a member of the Danmark expedition to East Greenland, 1906-... View more info