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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.Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Moderate handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sle... View more info

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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 was to pass, with luck, straight over the North Pole on the way. The scheme was received with patriotic enthusiasm in Sweden... View more info

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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 and Turnagain Point but the Terror was beset by ice for nearly a year (August 1837- July 1837), drifting in the pack off northe... View more info

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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

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Polar Scenes Exhibited in the Voyages of Heemskirk and Barenz to the Northern Regions, and in the Adventures of Four Russian Sailors at the Island of Spitzbergen.

By: Campe, M. [Joachim Heinrich] [Translated from the German]

Price: $185.00

Publisher: J. Harris and Son, London: 1823

Seller ID: 010879

Condition: Good


An early 16th century attempt to locate the Arctic Northwest passage from Europe to China. Joining Van Heemskerk was Commander Jan Rijp; Pilot Willem Barents and Historian Gerrit de Veer. Discoveries made on the voyage were Bear Island in the Barents Sea; and after sailing above 80 degrees N. Lat. Spitsbergen (now known as Svalbard), and was believed (incorrectly) to be a part of Greenland. This exploration also for the first time successfully faced an Arctic winter. The voyage stands in the first rank among the polar enterprises of the 16th century and led to a flourishing whal... View more info

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With Ski & Sledge Over Arctic Glaciers [Polar Exploration]

By: Conway, Sir Martin

Price: $495.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent & Co.: 1898

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010810

Condition: Good


Companion and acting as an appendix to The First Crossing of Spitsbergen. 8vo. 8 inches tall; vi, [4], 235pp. with index; gravure frontispiece, 11 plates, 2 text illustrations, folding map (tape-repaired along folds), top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original cloth, stamped with gilt. First Edition, First Printing. Illustrated with photographs by E. J. Garwood. Ex-library, with markings from Cardiff Public Libraries; spine relaid along back cover, extremities bumped, cloth torn; foxing, chipping, and tears throughout. Difficult to find in any condition. The append... View more info

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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 addressing the fortunes of the expedition' the account of the search for the lost expedition with an outline of the principal eve... View more info

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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. [wiki] Four volumes, [Complete] 23 plates and a map. Pocket-sized editions of the expeditions of Franklin. 19th cen... View more info

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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 illustrations. REF: Trove; TPL View more info

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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

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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 region, its inhabitants and several explorers. View more info

Image for <b>Cruise of the Revenue-Steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N. W. Arctic Ocean in 1881. Notes and Memoranda: Medical and Anthropological; Botanical; Ornithological  </b><br> Alaska; Polar Exploration; Natural History]

Cruise of the Revenue-Steamer Corwin in Alaska and the N. W. Arctic Ocean in 1881. Notes and Memoranda: Medical and Anthropological; Botanical; Ornithological
Alaska; Polar Exploration; Natural History]

By: I.C. Rosse; John Muir; E.W. Nelson; T.H. Bean

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Washington, Government Printing Office: 1883

Seller ID: 010485

Condition: Very Good


Report on the anthropological and natural history work accomplished on the cruise of the Corwin in the northwest Arctic Ocean in 1881. From June to October, the Corwin searched the waters north and west of Bering Strait for the Jeannette and two missing whaling vessels. On her voyage, the Corwin visited St. Lawrence Island and Plover Bay (Chukotsk Peninsula), Herald and Wrangel Islands, Point Barrow, and Unalaska Island. The present report includes medical and anthropological notes by I.C. Rosse, botanical notes on Alaska (listing 192 species) by John Muir, notes on birds of Be... View more info

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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 to seek a more northerly route near Greenland.As ship's surgeon Kane had accompanied the first American expedition to... View more info

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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 Greenland Sea. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Spine Age-faded. Some... View more info

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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 of the success of the voyage was due to the steam tenders, which, opened new prospects for Arctic navigation. Include... View more info

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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: $945.00

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 pocket-size together with an added 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 in the long quest for the Northwest Passage. In 1827 he attempted one of the earliest expeditions to the North Pole. He reached 82°45? North latitude, setting the recor... View more info

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The Ross Sea Shore Party, 1914 - 17 [Polar Exploration]

By: Richards, R. W.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Institute: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 010096

Condition: Near Fine


The Ross Sea party was a component of Sir Ernest Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17. Its task was to lay a series of supply depots across the Great Ice Barrier from the Ross Sea to the Beardmore Glacier, along the polar route established by earlier Antarctic expeditions. The expedition's main party, under Shackleton, was to land near Vahsel Bay on the opposite coast of Antarctica and to march across the continent via the South Pole to the Ross Sea. As the main party would be unable to carry sufficient fuel and supplies for the whole distance, their survival depended on... View more info

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The Polar Hunters
[Arctic Exploration]

By: Rolt-Wheeler, Francis

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Boston:, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard,: 1917.

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 008081

Condition: Very Good


Adapted from the preface: The story of American Arctic exploration presented to show the boys of the USA the full glory oft their heritage, to reveal to them the full measure of the daring of the work…” Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear. Mild hand soling to the boards. Previous owner’s Bookplate. View more info

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Antarctic Command

By: Ronne, Finn

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill: 1961

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Seller ID: 009352

Condition: Very Good


Account of scientists and military personnel in the Antarctic under the International Geophysical Year Program for 1957-58. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, Minimal handling wear, 8vo; 272 pages; illustrated with photographic plates and two page map. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve. REF: Spence, 988. View more info

Image for <b>Enquête sur les Gelures. A propos des observations de la 1ère expédition antarctique française en Terre Adélie (1948-1951) [Frostbite Survey. About the observations of the 1st French Antarctic Expedition in Adélie Land]  </b>

Enquête sur les Gelures. A propos des observations de la 1ère expédition antarctique française en Terre Adélie (1948-1951) [Frostbite Survey. About the observations of the 1st French Antarctic Expedition in Adélie Land]

By: Sapin-Jaloustre (Dr. J.) Preface by André Frank Léotard and Paul-Emile Victor.

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Paris, Hermann & C.: 1956

Seller ID: 010082

Condition: Very Good


Second Printing. Wraps / Soft Cover. Text in French . 4to; 10 inches tall; 190 pages and 7 plates full-text photographs. Moderate handling; clean text. Faint name stamp on the lower front corner. View more info