Sort

Showing 1-20 of 32

Image for <b>Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883: Johan Adrian Jacobsen. An Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America  </b>

Alaskan Voyage 1881-1883: Johan Adrian Jacobsen. An Expedition to the Northwest Coast of America

By: Adrian. Translated by Erna Gunther. Johan Adrian Jacobsen Woldt (Author)

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press: 1977

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009541

Condition: Very Good


Johan Adrian Jacobsen (1853 - 1947) was a Norwegian ethnologist and adventurer. He is mainly known as a collector of ethnographical objects, and a recruiter of indigenous peoples for the ethnographical shows for a zoo in Hamburg. Starting in mid-1881, Jacobsen was hired by the Berlin Museum to gather ethnographic objects and other specimens. His travels took him from the Arctic to South America, North America, Korea, Japan, Siberia, and the South Sea Islands.... View more info

Image for <b>Med Ornen Mot Polen: Andrees PolarExpedition Ar 1897  </b><br>[Polar Exploration]

Med Ornen Mot Polen: Andrees PolarExpedition Ar 1897
[Polar Exploration]

By: Andree, S.A., Strindberg, Nils & Fraenkel, Knut

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Stockholm, Albert Bonnier Forlag: 1930

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010031

Condition: Very Good


First Edition, First Printing. Text is in Swedish. Story of this tragic attempt on the North Pole in a balloon in 1897. Their remains and journal were only found in 1930 on White Island. ---- S. A. Andrée's Arctic balloon expedition of 1897 was an effort to reach the North Pole in which all three expedition members perished. S. A. Andrée (1854-97), the first Swedish balloonist, proposed a voyage by hydrogen balloon from Svalbard to either Russia or Canada, which... View more info

Image for <b> Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7 </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, Undertaken with a View to Geographical Discovery on the Arctic Shores, in the Years 1836-7
[Polar Exploration]

By: Back, George (1796-1878)

Price: $2,195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1838

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009500

Condition: Very Good


The first edition of "one of the fundamental books on Arctic exploration." George Back covered over 7500 miles, 1200 of which were previously unknown territory. His narrative holds literary esteem and is "full of details about the Cree, Chippewa, Coppermine Indians, and other tribes, upon whom members of the exhibition were obliged to depend during a terrible winter" [Hill] Back was commissioned to complete the survey of the coast between Prince Regent's Inlet an... View more info

Image for <b>Arctic and Antarctic. A Prospect of the Polar Region  </b>

Arctic and Antarctic. A Prospect of the Polar Region

By: Bertram, Colin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Cambridge, W. Heffer & Sons Ltd.: 1958

Edition: New Edition [Entirely Revived]

Seller ID: 010064

Condition: Very Good


New Edition [Entirely Revived] First Published in 1939. Blue ribbed cloth Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with a scuff to top corners. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has some hand soli and light wear. 23.5 cm.; 9.25 inches tall; 123 pages. Illustrated with photographs and wood cuts and fold-out map. View more info

Image for <b>Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description  </b><br> [Polar Exploration]

Sir John Franklin's Last Arctic Expedition: a Chapter in the History of the Royal Navy Description
[Polar Exploration]

By: Cyriax, Richard J. (1885-1967)

Price: $1,125.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009495

Condition: Very Good


The first edition of one of the rarest works on the twentieth-century Franklin search. This important scholarly account of Franklin's last voyage is based largely on the account of George McClintock. Scarcity due to many copies being destroyed during WW II London bombing which hit Metheun's warehouse. Only two other copies are recorded by ABPC and RBH. Compiled from both published and non-published sources. Of importance is the account addr... View more info

Image for <b> FIRST OVER EVEREST : <BR>  The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition, 1933.  </b>[Aviation]

FIRST OVER EVEREST :
The Houston-Mount Everest Expedition, 1933.
[Aviation]

By: Fellowes, P.F.M.; Blacker, L,V, Stewart; & Etherton, P.T.; (John Buchan, Foreword)

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, John Lane,: 1933.

Edition: First English Edition.

Seller ID: 006114


An account of the more ambitious aeronautical flights of the early twentieth century, the Houston-Mount Everest expedition. Flying in formation higher than any before the first flight over Mount Everest in 1933, was in a Westland PV-3 biplane. The extremity endured by the crews of these aeroplanes helped demonstrate the need for pressurized cabins in modern aircraft. It was also the first detailed and scientific survey of the Himalaya region. Indirectly, the expeditio... View more info

Image for <b>Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27.  </b><br> [Four volumes, Complete]

Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in 1819-20-21-22 : with a Brief Account of the Second Journey in 1825-26-27.
[Four volumes, Complete]

By: Franklin, John (1786-1847)

Price: $1,295.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1829

Seller ID: 009511

Condition: Very Good


The Coppermine Expedition of 1819-1822 had as its goal the exploration of the northern coast of Canada, which was accessed by way of the Coppermine River. The British expedition was organized by the Royal Navy as part of its attempt to discover and map the Northwest Passage. It was the first of three Arctic expeditions to be led by John Franklin, and also included George Back and Dr. John Richardson, both of whom would become notable Arctic explorers in their own right. ... View more info

Image for <b> In the Land of the Musk-Ox </b>

In the Land of the Musk-Ox

By: Giaever, John

Price: $39.95

Publisher: London, Jarrolds Publishers Ltd.: 1958

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009789

Condition: Very Good


John Schjelderup Giaever (1901 - 1970) was a Norwegian author and polar researcher. This narrative closely looks at the surprising abundant flora and fauna of East Greenland. First English translated Edition, First Printing. Publisher's green cloth; Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has minor edge rubbing and some closed chipping. 8vo; 22 cm.; 191 pages with photo ill... View more info

Image for <b>The Polar Regions In Their Relation To Human Affairs  </b>

The Polar Regions In Their Relation To Human Affairs

By: Gould, L M

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, The American Geographical Society: 1958

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009974

Condition: Very Good


Bowman Memorial Lectures, Series Four. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 22.5 cm.; 8.75 inches tall; iv, 54pp., maps (one folding in color), photos. Laid-in Card from American Geographical Society. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Toning to the spine and edges. View more info

Image for <b>Three Years of Arctic Service. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of Farthest North.  </b>

Three Years of Arctic Service. An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of Farthest North.

By: Greely, Adolphus W,

Price: $395.00

Publisher: New York, Scribner's: 1896

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 010123

Condition: Very Good


This was one of the first U.S. government-sponsored expeditions, as part of the first International Lunar Year. Greely and his crew were based at Ellesmere Island and explored the northern coast of Greenland and the interior and west coast of Grinnell Land (northern Ellesmere). Relief ships failed to reach the expedition, and all but six died of starvation in an attempt to march out. Greely provides us with vivid accounts of the expedition's encounter with ice on ... View more info

Image for <b> The Polar Regions in the Twentieth Century </b><br>[Arctic Exploration]

The Polar Regions in the Twentieth Century
[Arctic Exploration]

By: Greely, Major General A. W.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Boston:, Little, Brown and Company,: 1928.<br>

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008155

Condition: VeryGood


The author distinguished himself in the Civil War; survived a harrowing journey toward the North Pole in 1881 - 1883. He was trapped on Cape Sabine, losing all of his crew but six. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Lacking Dust jacket. Previous owner's name discretely on front end page. A lovely full-color map of the Arctic Regions is attached at the rear and there are 27 photographic plates illustrating the ... View more info

Image for <b> Douglas Mawson: The Life of an Explorer </b>Polar Exploration]

Douglas Mawson: The Life of an Explorer Polar Exploration]

By: Hall, Lincoln

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 010076

ISBN: 1864366702

Condition: Fine in a Fine Dust Jacket


This biography of the Australian explorer Douglas Mawson tells the story of the man's expedition when he was the only survivor of three. The author explores what drove Mawson, what emotions he experienced during his adventure and why his feats continue to inspire Australians. No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal handling; Still Gift Quality. View more info

Image for <b>John Franklin, in the Years 1853, '54, '55<BR> Volume  2.</b>

John Franklin, in the Years 1853, '54, '55
Volume 2.

By: Kane, Elisha Kent

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Philadelphia:, Childs and Peterson,: 1856

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005741


In August 1850 the fleet located Franklin's first winter base on Beechey Island, along with the graves of three of Franklin's men. Further searches by the Advance failed to locate Franklin's expedition. >The Advance returned to the United States in September 1851. Kane's belief that Franklin might have gone further north persuaded Grinnell and the U.S. Navy to support a second expedition to search for the lost explorers. Kane led this new expedition in the Advance... View more info

Image for <B>The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, A Personal Narrative</b><br>[Sir John Franklin; Greenland; Arctic]

The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, A Personal Narrative
[Sir John Franklin; Greenland; Arctic]

By: Kane, Elisha Kent

Price: $225.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1854

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010270

Condition: Very Good


This handsome cloth-bound and gilt embellished title is enhanced by many woodcut illustrations and vignettes. A folding map is tipped in at the beginning of chapter two. First Edition - Second Printing (All but 20 of the First Edition were destroyed in a fire. Ref: Bonhams), 8vo; xi, [1], [13]-552 pages. 12 engraved and lithographed plates, numerous wood-engraved vignettes. The mezzotint frontispiece is by John Sartain, the folding engraved map of "Arctic Regions" by... View more info

Image for <b> Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, 55 <br> </b>[The Lakeside Classics]

Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, 54, 55
[The Lakeside Classics]

By: Kane, Elisha Kent ; Edited by Chauncy Loomis & Constance Martin.

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Chicago, R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company / The Lakeside Press.: 1996

Seller ID: 009950

Condition: Fine


The classic account of explorer, physician and naval officer Dr Elisha Kent Kane (1820 - 1857), leader of The Second Grinnell Expedition of 1853, the American effort to determine the fate of Sir John Franklin's (1786 - 1847) expedition. The team explored northwest of Greenland (now known as Grinnell Land). Though unable to determine the fate of Franklin, the expedition set a new record for northward penetration and discovered the long-sought open Polar Se... View more info

Image for <b>By Airplane Towards the North Pole. An Account of an Expedition to Spitzbergen in the Summer of 1923 </b>

By Airplane Towards the North Pole. An Account of an Expedition to Spitzbergen in the Summer of 1923

By: Mittelholzer, Walter and Others; Translated by Eden & Cedar Paul.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009989

Condition: Very Good


An account of the mostly aerial explorations conducted around the Spitzbergen region of the Arctic circle, an expedition originally conceived of to support Amundsen's flight over the North Pole. The mission was changed, and considerable aerial photography was done in Spitsbergen. Spitsbergen is an island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway. Constituting the westernmost bulk of the archipelago, it borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea, and the Gree... View more info

Image for <b> The First Crossing of Greenland </b><br>{Arctic Exploration]

The First Crossing of Greenland
{Arctic Exploration]

By: Nansen, Fridtjof

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green, and Co.: 1895

Edition: New Edition

Seller ID: 010126

Condition: Very Good


In 1888 Fridtjof Nansen, together with five companions, became the first to cross Greenland's inland. They spent six weeks skiing across the ice cap from east to west and had to spend the winter 1888-89 at Godthaab (Nuuk) on the west coast before they could get a ship back to Norway. Nansen worked out his plan, which was extremely radical. Instead of starting at a populated point on the west coast, as all previous expeditions had done, he would go from the almost ... View more info

Image for <b> Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51 </b>

Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions, in Search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the Years 1850-51

By: Osborn, Sherard (1822-1875).

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: London, Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans: 1852

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009497

Condition: Very Good


One of the important Franklin search expedition and dedicated to Lady Franklin. Osborn was a commander on Horatio Austin's Franklin Search Expedition in command of the Pioneer. He includes an account of the expedition and over-wintering at Lancaster Sound. The voyage was by way of Baffin Bay, Lancaster Sound, Barrow Strait, then the wintering at Griffith Island, and return. The expedition proved that Franklin's ships had not been lost in Baffin's Bay. Much ... View more info

Image for <b>Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. [And:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole  </b>

Journals of the First, Second and Third Voyages for the Discovery of a North-west Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific. [And:] Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole

By: Parry, William Edward (1790-1855)

Price: $1,600.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1828

Edition: First collected edition. [1828 - 1829].

Seller ID: 009525

Condition: Very Good


Parry's famous voyages in search of the Northwest passage - which he did not locate - issued in this pocket side in hope of bring a uniform edition of modern discovers together with a second edition of the narrative of Parry's attempt to reach the North Pole issued as volume 6. Rear Admiral Sir William Edward Parry, RN, FRS (1790 – 1855) was an English rear-admiral and Arctic explorer. His 1819 voyage through the Parry Channel was probably the most successful i... View more info

Image for <b> Little Tooktoo: The Story of Santa Claus Youngest Reindeer </b>

Little Tooktoo: The Story of Santa Claus Youngest Reindeer

By: Peary, Marie Ahnighito [Admiral Peary's Daughter] [AKA Snow Baby]

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & CO: 1930

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009724

Condition: Very Good


Marie Ahnighito Peary was born in Northwest Greenland on September 12, 1893, to arctic explorer Rear Admiral Robert E. Peary and his wife, Josephine Diebitsch Peary, of Portland, Maine, and Washington, DC. Their daughter became known world-wide as the "Snow Baby," a name given to her by the Greenland natives who had never before seen a white baby. In 1909, when Marie was 16 years old, Admiral Peary became the first white man to lead a successful expedition to the... View more info