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Arctic Artist: The Journals and Paintings of George Back, Midshipman with Franklin, 1819-1822

By: Back, George; Houston, C. Stuart; MacLaren, I.S.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press: 1994

Seller ID: 2273165

ISBN: 0773511814

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Faint stain to page base, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1994 Hard Cover. xxviii, 403, [1] pp. Back's journal is particularly valuable because it is the only one that records the entire expedition; Franklin himself relied on it for his own published account of the journey. Both the journal and Back's earlier notes have been edited by Houston, who provides an introduction and extensive annotations, as well as synopses of the frank comments regarding the expedition recorded in the various journals of the Hudson's Bay fur trade posts. I.S. MacLaren's commentary on Back's painti... View more info

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Voyages to Hudson Bay in Search of a Northwest Passage, 1741-1747, in Two Volumes: The Voyage of Christopher Middleton, 1741-1742; The Voyage of William Moor and Francis Smith, 1746-1747 (Hakluyt Society Second Series Nos. 177 & 181)

By: Barr, William; Williams, Glyndwr

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Hakluyt Society: 1994

Seller ID: 2273157

Condition: Near Fine


Owner bookplate on front endpaper of each volume. 1994 Hard Cover. xii, [2], 333, [5]; xv, [1], 393, [5] pp. 8vo. Accounts of two voyages in search of a Northwest Passage, the first by Christopher Middleton, the second by William Moor and Francis Smith. Extensive footnotes, with bibliography and index for each volume. View more info

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The Lost Vikings

By: Bechdolt, Jack

Price: $50.00  $40.00

Publisher: Cosmopolitan Book Corporation: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261511

Condition: Very Good


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 Munsey Publications for a year before freelancing. His first novel, The Torch, was serialized in the magazine Argosy in 1920. Sev... 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

Condition: Good


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 valuable of modern voyages, containing a most interesting visit to Pitcairn's Island, the coast of California, etc. Howes B-309: Int... View more info

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Voyage Fait par Ordre de l'Imperatrice de Russie Catherine II, Dans le Nord de la Russia Asiatique, Dans la Mer Glaciale, Dans la Mer d'Anadyr, et sur les Cotes de l'Amerique, Depuis 1785 Jusqu'en 1794, in Two Volumes.

By: Billings, Commodore [Joseph]; Sauer, M. [Martin]; Castera, J.

Price: $1,250.00

Publisher: Chez F. Buisson, Imprimeur-Libraire: 1802

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289768

Condition: Very Good


First French translation of the work published in English the same year. Lacks the large atlas volume. Rebound with new end sheets. Bottom corner torn from last text page in first volume (no loss of text), faintly foxed throughout. 1802 Hard Cover. xxiv, 385, [1]; 418 pp. 8vo. French text. An account of Commodore Joseph Billings's expedition in search of a northeast passage on behalf of Catherine the Great (1785-1794), which resulted in significant advances in maps of Siberia, Alaska, the Aleutian Islands, Prince William Sound, etc. 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

Condition: Very Good


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 illustrated with cartoons of the period; also chapters on other famous explorations, on the Arctic in general, and on the controv... 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: 2269161

ISBN: 0877220220

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine faintly toned. 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 Sir John Franklin. He was present at the discovery of Franklin's first winter camp, but he did not find out what had happened to the fatal expedition. View more info

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Conditions in Alaska. Report of Subcommittee of Committee on Territories Appointed to Investigate Conditions in Alaska. (Report No. 282)

By: Dillingham, Sen.; Burnham, Sen.; Nelson, Sen.; Patterson, Sen.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1904

Seller ID: 2302301

Condition: Good


Includes map. Appears to have been custom-bound for R.O. Moon (his name in gilt on spine base). 1904 Half-Leather. 32 pp. 8vo. Red leather spine and corners, red cloth boards, gilt titles. Large fold-out map follows text. A survey of conditions in Alaska assessing natural resources, transportation considerations, etc. 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

ISBN: 0884963578

Condition: Very Good


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 one. Ehrlich debuted in 1985 with The Solace of Open Spaces, a collection of essays on rural life in Wyoming. Her first novel, also ... View more info

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Our Arctic Province: Alaska and the Seal Islands

By: Elliott, Henry E.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1886

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2302237

Condition: Very Good


1887 printing. Spine faded, edges rubbed with corners slightly exposed, front hinge just beginning to weaken, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1886 Hard Cover. xv, [1], 473, [5] pp. 8vo. Fold-out map follows text, four maps in text, numerous plates and illustrations in text. A 19th century account of the history, geography, peoples, and animals of Alaska. 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: 2301653

ISBN: 1862072868

Condition: Good


1st printing. Pages faintly 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 served under John Barrow, Second Secretary to the Admiralty, who, after the Napoleonic wars, launched the most ambitious pro... View more info

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The Wonder Book of the Wild: The Romance of Exploration and Big Game Stalking

By: Golding, Harry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ward, Lock & Co., Limited: 1930

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 1898469

Condition: Very Good


Fourth edition, circa 1930. Very good copy in well worn jacket. Pencil name & address on front endpaper, gift note and ink stamp on front blank, board edges rubbed, jacket edges heavily worn with loss from corners, split down jacket spine - looks alright under mylar. Fair. 256 pp. Red cloth spine, pictorial paper over boards - color picture plate mounted on front board matches jacket art. Includes 8 color plates and over two hundred two-tone illustrations, many from photographs. A collection of adventure and exploration writing by various authors. Includes: the Antarctic adventures of Rear-Adm... View more info

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Ghosts of Cape Sabine: The Harrowing True Story of the Greely Expedition

By: Guttridge, Leonard F.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Berkley Books: 2000

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265866

ISBN: 0425176541

Condition: Near Fine


Fourth printing. Pages faintly toned. 2000 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 354 pp. The ill-fated 1881 effort to establish an American fort in the Arctic is chronicled in full detail, covering the terrible saga of starvation, mutiny, suicide, shipwreck, execution, and cannibalism that destroyed nineteen of the original twenty-five explorers. View more info

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Icebound: The Jeannette Expedition's Quest for the North Pole

By: Guttridge, Leonard F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2267751

ISBN: 087021330X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1986 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xx, [2], 357, [3] pp. 8vo. The 1879 expedition began with high hopes of Arctic discoveries; it came to disaster on Siberian shores, and the official investigation that followed was an adroitly managed cover-up. Guttridge, coauthor (with J. D. Smith) of The Commodores, has ferreted out the facts about the Jeannette and the ship's company. Playboy/publisher James Gordon Bennett underwrote the expedition, led by Lt. George W. De Long, USN. The Jeannette was trapped in ice for two years before it broke up; the crew escap... View more info

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Arctic Rovings, or the Adventures of a New Bedford Boy on Sea and Land

By: Hall, Daniel Weston; Beatty, Jr., Jerome; Hogarth, William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: William R. Scott, Inc.: 1968

Seller ID: 2203090

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. Top edge of jacket lightly rubbed with a few minor tears along top spine edge, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1968 Hard Cover. xiii, 144 pp. The true story of a fifteen-year-old boy on board the whaleship Condor...his escape from the cruelties of shipboard life, his winter in the Siberian wilderness and his rescue and eventual return to the United States. With illustrations of Whales and Whaling in the days of sail. Keywords: DANIEL WESTON HALL JEROME BEATTY JR WILLIAM HOGARTH ARCTIC ROVINGS ADVENTURES NEW BEDFORD BOY SEA LAND ADVENTURE NAUTICAL WHALING WHALESHIP BIOGRAPHY ... View more info

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Report of the Cruise of the Revenue Marine Steamer Corwin in the Arctic Ocean in the Year 1885.

By: Healy, M.A.; [U.S. Revenue-Cutter Service]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2302194

Condition: Good


First edition. Edges rubbed with corners exposed,. 1887 Large Hardcover. 102 pp. Large fold-out map precedes text, another large fold-out map follows text. Numerous engraved plates (some color) throughout. John Muir was a passenger on the Corwin just a few years before the voyage described here, and wrote a book about it entitled 'The Cruise of the Corwin.' Arctic Bibliography 18401: Account by M.A. Healy of the Corwin's cruise in Bering and Chukchi Seas, giving aid to natives and ship-wrecked whalers, patroling the fur seal islands and visiting Bogoslof Island; dispatching exploratory parties... View more info

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To the Arctic by Canoe, 1819-1821: The Journal and Paintings of Robert Hood, Midshipman with Franklin

By: Hood, Robert; Houston, C. Stuart

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Arctic Institute of North America / McGill-Queen's University Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273159

ISBN: 0773501924

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1974 Hard Cover. xxxv, [1], 217, [3] pp. Includes 22 pages of paintings and sketches by Robert Hood. Five maps precede text, bibliography and index follow text. A journal recording the experiences of a young adventurer during the first overland Arctic expedition, led by Sir John Franklin. This expedition was the first to travel the northern coast of North America's Arctic - in two birch-bark canoes they surveyed 675 miles of Arctic coastline. When supplies ran out, the return trek across the Barrens became one of th... View more info

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Bloody Falls of the Coppermine: Madness, Murder, and the Collision of Cultures in the Arctic, 1913

By: Jenkins, McKay

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265791

ISBN: 0375507213

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2005 Hard Cover. xvi, 278 pp. In the winter of 1913, high in the Canadian Arctic, two Catholic priests set out on a dangerous mission to do what no white men had ever attempted: reach a group of utterly isolated Eskimos and convert them. Farther and farther north the priests trudged, through a frigid and bleak country known as the Barren Lands, until they reached the place where the Coppermine River dumps into the Arctic Ocean. Their fate, and the fate of the people they hoped to teach about God, was about to take a tragic turn. Three days after reaching their destination, the ... View more info

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Near Death in the Arctic: True Stories of Disaster and Survival (Vintage Departures)

By: Kuhne, Cecil

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage: 2009

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2273762

ISBN: 0307279375

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink name on front flyleaf, pages very faintly toned. 2009 Trade Paperback. xxi, 453 pp. “The fine snow choked his eyes, ears, and throat, and he did not hear his own smothered death cry. Down in cold blackness, 150 feet down, his falling body smashed into a projecting ledge of ironclad ice. With the shattered remains of his sledge, with the doomed dogs, Belgrave Ninnis plunged deeper and deeper into the abyss.” —Lennard Bickel's Mawson's Will. In Near Death in the Arctic, editor Cecil Kuhne gathers astonishing tales of man versus nature, all set against the bleakly beauti... View more info

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

By: Lansing, Alfred

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Publishers: 1999

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2301038

ISBN: 078670621X

Condition: Good


Second edition. Pages faintly toned. 1999 Trade Paperback. Includes section of black & white photographs. The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, defined heroism. Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by ... View more info

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Farther North: Tales of the Yukon

By: London, Jack; Callihan, John C.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Westvaco: 1989

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2298956

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase. Presentation copy with slip laid in stating 'Ex Libris Alan Dewever, Presented by Marshall' (Marshall is written in blue ink, the rest is printed). 1989 Hard Cover. 309, [1] pp. 8vo. 9 3/8 x 6. Map illustrated endpapers, red ribbon marker bound in. Photographic plates throughout. A collection of short works by the famous American author, including the full text of his novel The Call of the Wild, his famous short story To Build a Fire, and others. Preceding the text is a chronology of Jack London's life and career, and a foreword written specially for this edition... View more info

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Weird and Tragic Shores: The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer

By: Loomis, Chauncey C.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 2000

Seller ID: 2260252

ISBN: 037575525X

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2000 Trade Paperback. 403 pp. In 1860, fifteen years after Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition disappeared in the Arctic, a Cincinnati businessman named Charles Francis Hall set out to locate and rescue the expedition's survivors. He was an amateur explorer, without any scientific training or experience, but he was driven by a sense of personal destiny and of religious and patriotic mission. Despite the odds against him, he made three forays into the far North, the final--and fatal--one taking him farther north than any westerner had ever gone before. But Hall was suddenly... View more info

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Weird and Tragic Shores: The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer

By: Loomis, Chauncey C.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Modern Library: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2271524

ISBN: 037575525X

Condition: Very Good


1st printing. Light edge wear. 2000 Trade Paperback. 403 pp. In 1860, fifteen years after Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition disappeared in the Arctic, a Cincinnati businessman named Charles Francis Hall set out to locate and rescue the expedition's survivors. He was an amateur explorer, without any scientific training or experience, but he was driven by a sense of personal destiny and of religious and patriotic mission. Despite the odds against him, he made three forays into the far North, the final--and fatal--one taking him farther north than any westerner had ever gone before. But Ha... View more info

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Weird and Tragic Shores: The Story of Charles Francis Hall, Explorer

By: Loomis, Chauncey C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Macmillan: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276266

ISBN: 0333133978

Condition: Very Good


First UK edition. Jacket edges rubbed. 1971 Hard Cover. xiv, 367, [1], xii pp. 8vo. A Cincinnati businessman named Charles Francis Hall set out for the Arctic in 1860 to search for members of Sir John Franklin's expedition, missing for fifteen years. An amateur explorer without scientific training, Hall was extraordinary in his determination, independence, and energy. Drawing on surviving letters and journals, Chauncey C. Loomis has reconstructed in atmospheric detail his daring forays into the inhospitable Far North. The last one brought Hall in 1871 closer to the Pole than any other Westerne... View more info

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Four Years in the White North

By: MacMillan, Donald B. [Baxter]

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers: 1918

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273161

Condition: Near Fine


First edition (October 1918, K-S code on copyright page). Owner bookplate on front endpaper. [xiv], 426 pp. 8vo. Original navy blue cloth, gilt titles, top edge gilt. Illustrations from photographs by the author. Arctic Bibliography 10673: Narrative of the Crocker Land expedition, 1913-1917, under D.B. MacMillan, for exploration and mapping of Crocker Land and other unexplored lands between Axel Heiberg and Parry Islands, and for scientific studies. Account of the day-to-day life of the party, and of trips from headquarters at Etah, on northwest Greenland across Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Isla... View more info

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Etah and Beyond; or, Life within Twelve Degrees of the Pole

By: MacMillan, Donald B. [Baxter]; Grosvenor, Gilbert

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin and Company / The Riverside Press: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2273163

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Spine a bit faded, owner bookplate, ink name, and date on front endpaper. 1927 Hard Cover. xix, [1], 287, [1] pp. 8vo. A map preceding and a map following text, black-and-white plates from photographs by the author. Foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor. An account of Arctic voyages by the author of Four Years in the White North. View more info

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Northward Ho! Including a Narrative of Captain Phipps's Expedition, by a Midshipman.

By: Markham, Albert H.; A Midshipman [Floyd, Thomas]

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Macmillan and Co.: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1959514

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound in library buckram with new endpapers. 1879 Hard Cover. xlvi, 347 pp. 12mo. Circumpolar map precedes text, engraved frontispiece, engravings in text. Extensive index follows text. A history of Arctic expeditions beginning with King Arthur's voyage to Iceland and spanning thirteen centuries. Includes the previously unpublished journal of midshipman Thomas Floyd from the 1773 expedition of Constantine Phipps to the North Pole. In his preface Markham names Hakluyt and Purchas as his main sources, and for voyages subsequent to their histories cites 'the acknowledged historia... View more info

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The Home of the Blizzard: Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, in Two Volumes

By: Mawson, Douglas

Price: $350.00

Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Company: 1915

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1961931

Condition: Good


First American edition. Includes all three maps in rear pocket. Minor loss from heads of spines, vol. 2 front board and endpapers lightly stained, bookplate of Charles S Culverhouse on front endpaper of each. 1915 Hard Cover. xxx, 348, [1]; xiii, 337, [1] pp. Original red cloth, black titles - one of two binding variants (the other being navy blue cloth with silver titles and Antarctic motif). Illustrated with color and black & white plates, maps. Issued with three fold-out maps in pocket following text of volume 2. A first-hand account of geographic exploration and scientific study by the Aus... View more info

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Karluk: Great Untold Story of Arctic Exploration

By: McKinlay, William Laird

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2112382

ISBN: 0297771647

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Light edge wear to jacket. Very Good. 1976 Hard Cover. The extraordinary account of Stefansson's Arctic Expedition of 1913-18, and the incredible survival of the crew members of Karluk, its leading ship. View more info

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To the Arctic!: The Story of Northern Exploration from Earliest Times

By: Mirsky, Jeannette

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chicago: 1997

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2158183

ISBN: 0226531791

Condition: Very Good


1997 3rd printing. Sticker remnant on rear wrapper. We have more books available by this author!. Who Reached the North Pole First? A recent article in the New York Times (February 17, 1997) presented new evidence from the journals of Admiral Robert E. Peary and Dr. Frederick A. Cook that sheds light on this long-argued debate. Questioning whether the journal entries are truthful, new theories indicate that neither explorer was first, despite their individual claims. To the Arctic contributes valuable information to this debate in its lively narrative of Arctic exploration from the time of the... View more info