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Image for The Heart of the Antarctic : being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909.  With and Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc.  An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. Edgeworth David, F.R.S.

The Heart of the Antarctic : being the story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. With and Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill, D.Sc. An Account of the First Journey to the South Magnetic Pole by Professor T. Edgeworth David, F.R.S.

By: SHACKLETON, Sir Ernest.

Price: $950.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1909

Seller ID: 17154


First edition. Two volumes. [I] xlviii, 372pp, frontis portrait, 6 full-page coloured plates with titled tissues, 97 plates with 122 b&w illustrations (77 full-page) 2 double-page panoramas and one double-page spread with photographs of 16 expedition members. [II] xvi, 420pp, frontis, 6 full-page coloured plates with titled tissues, 93 plates with 141 b&w illustrations (51 full-page), 1 double-page plate, 3 folding maps and one tissue sheet with two panoramas in rear pocket. The errata slip is not present. Original blue cloth, silver-blocked illustrations on the upper boards, spines lettered i... View more info

South : the story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-17.

By: SHACKLETON, Sir Ernest.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Century: 1986

Seller ID: 35560


376pp, a few text illustrations. Soft covers, light reading creases on spine. A good clean copy. ISBN 0712601112 View more info

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The Japanese South Polar Expedition 1910-12.

By: Shirase Antarctic Expedition Supporters Association (editors)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Norwich, Bluntisham Books / Erskine Press: 2011

Seller ID: 29651


Translated by Lara Dagnall & Hilary Shibata. 414pp, 8pp colour plates, b&w illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards, gilt lettering a decorations, with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1852971096 *** First published in Japanese in 1913. View more info

Touching the Void.

By: SIMPSON, Joe.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Folio Society: 2008

Seller ID: 30149


With a foreword by Chris Bonnington, illustrated by Geoff Grandfield. 192pp. Pictorial papered boards, with the slipcase. A fine clean copy. ***Mountaineering in South America. View more info

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The Coldest March : Scott's fatal expedition.

By: SOLOMON, Susan.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 35313


384pp, illustrated. Quarter cloth and papered boards with dustwrapper. Tope edges a trifle spotted, otherwise a very good clean copy. ISBN 0300089678 ***Seeks to restore Scott's reputation; concluding that Scott's party was struck down by exceptionally frigid weather, 'a rare misfortune that confounded the men's meticulous predictions of what to expect'. View more info

Wild Life in the Subantarctic.

By: SORENSEN, J.H.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Christchurch NZ, Whitcombe & Tombs: 1951

Seller ID: 15989


Foreword by Dr R. A. Falla. xvii, 85pp, b&w photographs, maps. Original cloth (no d/w). Owner's name label and winscription on ffep. Very good. View more info

PENGUINS.

By: SPARKS, John & Tony Soper.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Melbourne, Macmillan: 1987

Seller ID: 19295


Illustrated by John Gillmor. 2nd ed. 246pp, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Original cloth with dustwrapper. Owner's small name-label. Very good. View more info

Metamorphic Rocks of Adelie Land (and other papers, in 6 parts). Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Scientific Reports. Series A, Volume III: Geology, Parts I-VI.

By: STILLWELL, F.L. et al

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Sydney, Government Printer: 1918-40

Seller ID: 29842


The six parts (complete) of AAE Scientific Reports, Series A, Volume III. Large 4to - the first part sewn with wrappers drawn on and the others stapled in wrappers, as issued. Part I spine slightly chipped at head and tail, Part V has slight damp-staining at the head and foot margins of the pages, more so on the plates where some slight damage has been caused by them sticking together, but images barely affected. Otherwise a very good clean set. ***[I] Metamorphic Rocks of Adelie Land (230pp, 35 plates); [II] The Metamorphic Limestones of Commonwealth Bay, Adelie Land, by Prof. C.E. Tilley ... View more info

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Australia in the Antarctic : interest, activity and endeavour.

By: SWAN, R.A.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Melb., MUP: 1961

Seller ID: 7493


432pp, coloured frontis, 32 illus/maps, endpaper maps. Cloth with dustwrapper (light spotting, extremities rubbed, now in protective sleeve). Stain to lower corner of the upper board, edges a little spotted, otherwise a good clean copy. View more info

COOPERS CREEK TO LANGTANG II.

By: TAYLOR, Peter.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Adelaide, Rigby: 1964

Seller ID: 14090


First edition. 239pp, well illus. Original cloth with dustwrapper. Very good. View more info

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Scott's Men.

By: THOMSON, David.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Allen Lane: 1977

Seller ID: 16033


First edition. 332pp, 28 photographic illustrations. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (spine a trifle sunned). A very good clean copy. ISBN 0713910348 View more info

A Group of Gneisses (Sillimanitic and Cordieritic) from the Moraines at Cape Denison, Antarctica. Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Scientific Reports. Series A, Volume IV: Geology, Part 10.

By: TILLEY, Dr C.E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Government Printer: 1940

Seller ID: 29855


AAE Scientific Reports, Series A, Volume IV: Geology, Part 4, pp335-344, 1 plate (a couple of faint damp stains in top margins). Large 4to. Stapled in wrappers, as issued (extremities a little yellowed). Good to very good. . View more info

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The History of Modern Whaling.

By: TONNESSEN, J.N. and A.O. Johnsen.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: London and Canberra, C. Hurst & Co. / ANU Press: 1982

Seller ID: 5241


Translated from the Norwegian by R.I. Christophersen. 798pp, illustrated. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper (extremities a little rubbed, a few short clean tears to the edges closed with tape, on the outside of the wrapper, now in protective sleeve). A good to very good clean copy. ***A 'much shortened' version of the original four-volume work of 1959-70. View more info

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Survey and Excavation of Historic Sites on Macquarie Island. A report to the Department of Lands, Parks and Wildlife.

By: TOWNROW, Karen.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Hobart, Dept of Lands, Parks and Wildlife: 1989

Seller ID: 19712


(Occasional Paper no 20.) 4to. 149pp, b&w photographs, line illustrations, maps. Stapled in cloth-backed soft covers. A very good clean copy. ISBN 0724621377 View more info

Image for Still Life : inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton.

Still Life : inside the Antarctic Huts of Scott and Shackleton.

By: USSHER, Jane (photographs) & Nigel Watson (essays).

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Sydney, Murdoch Books: 2010

Seller ID: 35235


Large 4to. 224pp, lavishly illustrated in colour, including several folding plates. Decorated cloth (as issued, without a wrapper). A fine clean copy. ISBN 1741967392 View more info

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The English at the North Pole.

By: VERNE, Jules.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge: nd

Seller ID: 34492


With 129 illustrations by Riou. iv, 314pp, b&w plates and text illustrations. Full calf prize binding of Stonyhurst College [Lancashire]. gilt rules and decorations, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The spine a little faded and rubbed, slight marking to the boards. A little light foxing early and late, otherwise clean. One plate (at p203) has been loose and is ragged around the edges, but tipped back in. Bookplate of Lt. General Sir Charles Gairdner (Governor of WA 1951-63 and Tasmania 1963-68) on front paste-down, over what is presumably a Stonyhurst prize plate. A good+ clean copy. ***Firs... View more info

Antarctic Science.

By: WALTON, D.H.W. (ed).

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1987

Seller ID: 15365


4to. 280pp, b&w and colour photographs and illus. Cloth-textured papered boards with dustwrapper. Very good. ISBN 052126233X ***With contributions by C.S.M. Doake, J.R. Dudeney. I. Everson, R.M. Laws and D.W.H. Walton, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge. Introduction by Sir Vivian Fuchs. View more info

Field Survey and Reduction of Magnetograph Curves / Analysis and Discussion of Magnetograph Curves. Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14. Scientific Reports. Series B, Volume I: Terrestrial Magnetism, Parts I & II.

By: WEBB, Eric Norman & Charles Chree.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Sydney, Government Printer: 1925

Seller ID: 29863


AAE Scientific Reports, Series B, Volume I: Terrestrial Magnetism, Parts I & II. 286pp, 22 text illus, 18 plates (including 23 b&w photographs), 120 tables. Large 4to. Stapled with cloth-backed wrappers drawn on, as issued; head and tail of spine a little rubbed, tiny hole in front wrapper and title-page, otherwise very good clean copy. View more info

Scrambles amongst the Alps in the years 1860-69.

By: WHYMPER, Edward.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, Time-Life Books: 1984

Seller ID: 31036


(Classics of Exploration.) Facsimile of the first edition of 1871. 8vo. xx, 432pp, frontis, numerous plates & text illustrations (some coloured), 6 folding maps/plates at rear (2 coloured). Faux leather with simile spine labels and raised bands, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, ribbon marker. A very good clean copy. View more info

Image for The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott.

The Lost Photographs of Captain Scott.

By: WILSON, David M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Little, Brown: 2011

Seller ID: 33990


Square 4to. 192pp, predominantly photographic illustrations. Papered boards with dustwrapper. A fine clean copy. ISBN 1408703009 View more info

Image for Birds of the Antarctic.

Birds of the Antarctic.

By: WILSON, Edward.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Blandford Press: 1967

Seller ID: 23926


Edited by Brian Roberts. First edition. Large 4to. 191pp, 316 illus in colour and b&w. Original cloth with dustwrapper (spine repaired, in protective sleeve). The volume is slightly canted, otherwise a good to very good copy. ***From the original illustrations in the Scott Polar Institute, Cambridge. View more info