ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC BOOKS

Natural history and human invovlement in the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctic. Geology, weather, wildlife and scientific exploration.

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BILLING Graham
South; Man and Nature in Antarctica

VG VG minor edge chippring or short tears

$20 C/D [ANTARC 5]

Reed 1964 first edition cloth 4to, 90pp + 207 colour and b&w photos, map end papers, a record of the New Zealander Antarctic Research Program, in images and text.


BOWMAN Gerald
From Scott to Fuchs

VG VG name to fep, price clipped DW, faint foxing to prelims and closed edges.

$30 C/B [ANTARC 17]

Evans 1958 first edition hardcover, 191pp + plates. 5 chapters;Scott, Amundsen, Shackleton, Byrd, Fuchs and Hillary.


BREWSTER Barney
Antarctica; Wilderness at Risk

VG+

$15 B/C [ANTARC 3]

Sun Books 1982 first edition softcover, 125pp + plates in colour. A study of the ecological risk to Antarctica and the conservation of its natural resources. ISBN 0725103906


BROWN Nan
Antarctic Housewife

VG VG name to fep

$30 C/C [ANTARC 7]

Hutchinson 1971 first edition hardcover, 190pp + plates & colour frontis. An account of two and a half years spent on the sub-arctic island of South Georgia in the Falklands. ISBN 0091085101


CHAPMAN F Spencer
Watkins' Last Expedition

VG G DW chipped top edge.

$9 C/B [Item# 181 ANTARC]

Vanguard Library/ Chatto 1953 hardcover 12mo, 244pp. In July 1932 Gino Watkins, only 25 but already famous as an explorer, went to East Greenland with Rymill, Riley and Spencer Chapman to study meteorological conditions and to survey a tract of mountainous coun­try. The expedition opened with sudden tragedy: Watkins was drowned while out seal-hunting alone in his kayak. His three companions decided to carry on with a modified programme of work, and for the next year, while two sledged or hunted, surveyed the coast or explored the interior, the third stayed alone at the base to keep up weather observations. “What a marvellous life!” says the author, and his zest infuses this vivid account of life among the delightful Eskimo, of birds and plants, of solitude in the snow, and the habits of sledging dogs. Perilous boat Journeys, the thrills of navigating and rolling a kayak, methods of hunting seal and bear— these are but a few of the riches in this poignant, absorbing story.


COLEMAN-COOKE John
Discovery II in the Antarctic The Story of British Research in the Southern Seas

VG VG light surface insect damage to cloth, name to fep.

$60 C/C [ANTARC 20]

Odhams 1963 first edition cloth, 255pp+ plates.


EVANS Edward
South with Scott

G upper joint split at ends, boards rubbed to edges, backstrip fragile, paper scar to fep, rubber name stamps, soiled closed edges.

$10 C/B [Item# 182 ANTARC]

Collins 1926 hardcover, xiv 284pp + maps and adverts. Scott's final fateful attempt to reach the South Pole.


GEORGIA
An Arctic Diary

VG- VG library stamps to title and verso only, one leaf starting to detach, minor tape mark to lower board, DW under plastic sleeve with sunned spine and shelf mark

$10 C/B [ANTARC 8]

Hurtig 1982 first edition hardcover, 192pp, photos in text, map endpapers, reminiscences of the years activities in Repulse Bay and Igloolik in Canada's Arctic circle, amongst the Inuit eskimo. ISBN 0888302258


HAYTER Adrian
The Year of the Quiet Sun; One year at Scott Base, Antarctica: a personal impresson

VG+ VG+ DW slight fade to spine and price clipped

$20 C/C [ANTARC 12]

Hodder 1968 first edition hardcover, 191pp + plates, map endpapers.


HILLARY Edmund
No Latitude for Error

G+ G+ lightly creased front board, inscription to fep, DW price clipped with chipping loss at head of spine and corner tips.

$20 C/C [ANTARC 13]

Hodder 1961 second impression of first edition, hardcover 255pp + plates. Hillary's own account of his Transantarctic Expedition.


HUNTFORD Roland   The Last Place on Earth Scott and Amundsen's race to the South Pole 1911-1912
G+ top inch of first page removed $9 C/C Pan 1985 trade paperback. 565pp + plates ISBN 0330288164 [#2042 antarctic]
KNIGHT Stephen
Icebound; the Greenpeace expedition to Antarctica

VG+

$20 B/C [ANTARC 4]

Century Hutchinson 1988 first edition softcover, 126pp + colour plates. The MV Greenpeace expedition to monitor the ecological balance in Antarctica. ISBN 1869410203


LEWIS David  Voyage to the Ice; the Antarctic Expedition of 'Solo'
VG+ VG- lightly watermarked to top edges of DW $20 C/C Collins 1979 first edition hardcover, 144pp + colour plates. The yacht Solo's expedition for the Oceanic Research Foundation to the Antarctic Balleny Islands and Cape Adare. A clean copy excepting the DW. ISBN 0002166720 [ANTARC 10]
MACKERSEY Ian
Rescue Below Zero

VG- G sunned spine DW large chip top left front panel with a tear across the front, rear panel with tears and some small loss.

$20 C/C [ANTARC 15]

Robert Hale & Co. 1954 first edition hardcover,155pp + plates. "An arctic expedition, disaster, heroic rescue, and escape from the frigid,desolate desert that is Greenland's great ice cap."


MAHON Peter 
Verdict on Erebus

An investigation into the crash of Flight 901, an Air New Zealand DC 10 tourist plane, into Mount Erebus in Antarctica, and the official reports that followed.
ISBN0002172135

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with small split at head of upper jacket joint, date at head of title page
$20 C/C
Collins 1984 first reprint, 296pp + plates, map endpapers.[ANTARC 1 ]


VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Collins 1984 first reprint, 296pp + plates, map endpapers.[#2902 antarctic, erebus, aviation ]





MAHON Peter   Verdict on Erebus
An investigation into the crash of Flight 901, an Air New Zealand DC 10 tourist plane, into Mount Erebus in Antarctica, and the official reports that followed.

VG softback with sewn binding
$10 A/B
Collins Fontana 1985 first softcover, 296pp + plates. ISBN0006369766 [#2652 antarctic ]


VG softback with sewn binding. Minor edge rubbing, inscription to first page
$10 A/B
Collins Fontana 1985 first softcover, 296pp + plates. ISBN0006369766 [ANTARC 2]





MATTHEWS L. Harrison   Penguins, Whalers and Sealers A Voyage of Discovery
VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some short edge tears, minor foxing to closed edges $9 B/B Universe Books 1978 first edition, 165pp. Author was a member of the "Discovery" Expedition of 1924, here he recalls his encounters with Penguins and other Antarctic animals. ISBN0876633068 [#2187 antarctic]
MIGOT Andre
The Lonely South; Kerguelen and the Antarctic

VG VG fep clipped, light foxing to prelims, DW lightly soiled lower panel and short edge tears to joints

$15 C/C [ANTARC 14]

Travel Book Club undated hardcover first thus, 206pp + many plates. Translated from the French by Richard Graves.


NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION
Antarctic Journal of the United States October 1977 Vol. XII No. 4

VG- lightly soiled wraps.

$20 B/C [ANTARC 19]

National Science Foundation 1977 softcover 4to, 216pp.


PONTING Herbert G
The Great White South, or, With Scott in the Antarctic, being an account of experiences with Captain Scott's South Pole Expedition and of the nature life of the Antarctic

G+ spine edgesand corners rubbed and frayed, front hinge reinforced with pasted paper, lacks prelims starts with frontis, minor foxing, rear hinge cracked, some plates have small rubber stamp to blank margins or are detached.

$30 C/C [ANTARC 9]

Duckworth September 1935 reprint, cloth with printed cover, xxvi 305 (=!) pp+ plates. Slipped in is the front DW flap. One of the fullest accounts of Scott's expedition in a good reading or reference copy.


PONTING Herbert G
The Great White South, Or With Scott in the Antarctic

VG- cloth rubbed and lightly soiled, small fray head of spine, foxed prelims.

$35 C/C [ANTARC 18]

Duckworth September 1949 reprint, cloth with device to upper board, xviii 300pp+ CXXXII plates. One of the fullest accounts of Scott's expedition in a good tidy copy.


PRYDE Duncan
Nunaga, ten years of Eskimo life

G+ G+ hinges loose, DW has splits at joint and corner ends, some tape oxide to endpapers, some foxing

$15 C/C [ANTARC 11]

MacGibbon & Kee 1972 first edition hardcover, 285pp + colour plates. A Glaswegians ten years as a fur hunter in Canada's north amongst the Eskimos. ISBN 0261100122


READER'S DIGEST  ANTARCTICA Great Stories from the Frozen Continent
FINE $15 D/ ask for quote for overseas shipping. Reader's Digest 1985 FIRST EDITION large heavy pictorial hard cover, 320pp well illustrated throughout in photographic colour. ISBN 0949819646 [#1885 antarctica]

SCOTT Robert Falcon edited by Markham, with intro. by James Barrie 
Scott's Last Expedition
The personal journals of Captain RF Scott, RN CVO, on his journey to the South Pole.

Being the cheap 1 volume edition comprising just Scott's Journals. With a biographical introduction by JM Barrie, some appendices, photographs etc.

G+ hardback with rubbed joints, split at head of upper joint, sunned and faded spine, hinges starting to open, foxing to the cheap paper, name to half title. No dust jacket. A good reading copy.
$10 C/C
John Murray, June 1927, xxvi 521pp+ photos.[#2847 antarctic, exploration, polar ]





SEAVER George, introduction by Apsley Cherry-Garrard   Edward Wilson of the Antarctic, Naturalist and Friend
The life and death of Captain Scott's naturalist, a talented artist, who captured the beauty and serenity of the Antarctic with his pen and brush.

VG hardback in VG+ unclipped dust jacket. Tape rust to endpapers and half title. $25 C/C John Murray 1959 reprint. 310 pages + plates and folding map.[#2433 antarctic, biography ]

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Endpaper removed. Spine browned. Mild foxing. $20 C/C John Murray 1939 reprint. 301 pages + plates and folding map.[#2991 antarctic, biography ]





SMOLKA H P
Forty Thousand against the Arctic, Russia's Polar Empire

VG minor foxing to edges, minor soiling to cloth, name to verso of fep and half title,

$15 C/C [ANTARC 6]

Hutchinson 1937 cloth, 288pp + plates + folding maps + adverts at rear, decorative endpapers. Surveys the life and work of Russians within the Arctic areas of the (former) Soviet Union, including a chapter on the Gulags.


THOMSON Robert
The Coldest Place on Earth

VG+ VG+ light rubbing unclipped DW spine ends, small name to fep

$45 C/B [ANTARC 16]

Reed 1969 first edition hardcover, 192pp + plates. A travel to Vostok, the Russian base at the Southern Geomagnetic Pole, from the Australian base at Wilkes.


VETTE Gordon & John MacDonald   Impact Erebus
Investigation into the Flight 901 air disaster in Antarctica, with reference to the Royal Commission.

FINE softback, sewn into pictorial wrappers. $30 C/C Hodder 1983 first softback printing, 347 pages. ISBN 0340320249 [#2292 + 2485 antarctic ]

FINE softback, sewn into pictorial wrappers. $30 C/C Hodder 1990 reprint, 347 pages. ISBN 0340320249 [#2292B antarctic ]



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