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image of Signed souvenir envelope from the Wilkins- Ellsworth Trans- Arctic Submarine Expedition

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1931. Sir George Hubert Wilkins MC & Bar (31 October 1888 - 30 November 1958) was an Australian polar explorer, ornithologist, pilot, soldier, geographer and photographer. These are covers from the Nautilus Expedition, also known as the Wilkins - Ellsworth Trans-Arctic Submarine Expedition 1931. Both were sent by Carl Gustafson of Jamestown NY to "Sir Humbert Wilkins, c/o General… Read more
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image of Great Arctic Travellers.  A Comprehensive Summary of Arctic and Antarctic Discovery and Adventure

Great Arctic Travellers. A Comprehensive Summary of Arctic and Antarctic Discovery and Adventure

by Craig, Hugh

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Published
1898
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Very good overall
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New York: George Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1898. Hardcover. Very good overall. A children's primer in Polar explorers. Arctic explorers Frobisher, Hudson, Barentz, Behring, Search for Franklin, Polaris, et al. For the Antarctic, Captain Wilkes, Sir James Ross. Spence 325. Roy 8vo, iv, 193pp, with portraits and other illustrations, double column text. … Read more
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Kabloona / A White Man Alone in the Arctic Among the Eskimos

by [Arctic] de Poncins, Goutran with Lewis Galantiere

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Published
1941
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Otherwise very good condition
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New York: Reynal & Hitchcock Inc., 1941. Hardcover. Otherwise very good condition. 8vo, tan and blue cloth covers, 339pp, with b&w illustrations in very good condition, original dj price clipped. Dj rubbed at edges, chipped at head/foot.
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Shackleton

by Fisher, Margery and James; Drawings by W.E. How

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Published
1957
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London: Barrie Books Ltd., 1957. Hardcover. Very good condition. An authoritative biography of Ernest Shackleton. 8vo, blue cloth boards with gilt title on spine, 559pp, dj grey and white with red.
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Carte des Nouvelles Decouvertes // Extrait d'une Carte Japonoise de l'Univers

by Vaugondy, Robert de Didier, 1723-1786; Philippe Bauche 1700-1773 & Engelbert Kaempfer 1651-1716

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Published
1779
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$250.00

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Livourne, 1779. Maps. A map of Asia, Canada, Japan and the Arctic regions, with two maps on one sheet. The upper map shows the European view of the northern Pacific, showing western North America from New Orleans west with a clearly depicted Mer de l'Ouest, to Kamchatka and northern Japan. The lower map shows the Japanese perception of… Read more
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Greenland. Its Nature, Inhabitants, and History

by Krabbe, Thomas N.

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Published
1930
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Very good overall
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Copenhagen & London: Levin & Munksgaard, OUP, 1930. Hardcover. Very good overall. Compelling images taken by the Danish physician and photographer Krabbe, focussing on the way of life and the inhabitants (Danish Greenlanders and indigenous Greenlandic Inuit people) of this isolated Arctic area. The original front wrapper loosely inserted. Text printed in 2 columns,… Read more
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The Polar Regions

by Richardson, Sir John

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Published
1861
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Good + condition
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First edition
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$125.00

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Edinburgh: A.& C. Black, 1861. First edition. Hardcover. Good + condition. A chronological history of polar exploration, ending with the Franklin search expeditions of 1847-1859. There are additional chapters on polar currents, vegetation, temperature, zoology, geology, Esquimaux, the physical geography of the Antarctic regions, &c. 8vo, ix, 400 pp, folding map. Period full… Read more
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image of The Household Journal of Information, Amusement, and Domestic Economy Vol. 1 No. 1 - No. 25

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New York: A. Harthill & Co, 1860. Hardcover. Bound volume with the first number of this scarce publication, 26 issues in all, the first dated October 6, 1860, and the last dated March 30, 1861. Contents include 'Young America, A lecture delivered by Henry Ward Beecher', at the Cooper Institute, November 19, 1860 (pp 174-175); 'Lecture on Electric… Read more
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Picture Posters to Color - Wild Animals. (Set No. 539)

by Elms, F. Raymond

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Published
1951
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Chicago: Beckley-Cardy Co., 1951. Scarce coloring pages set published by the Beckley-Cardy Co. Color printed envelope with two tigers on the front. Original envelope enclosing 12 sheets of cream paper with illustrations in black. Animals include a Kangaroo, Polar bear, Bison, Gorilla, Giraffe, Hippo, Elephant, Elk, Monkey, Zebra, Lion, Tigers. 10.5 x 8.5", envelope slt.… Read more
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1929. Steel engraved plate for a 1929 Christmas card, illustrated by an Antarctic scene of men, dogs & sledges and two towers, possibly communications towers. The engraved text reads- "With the Best Wishes and Appreciation of Commander Richard . Byrd and the Byrd Aviation Association Christmas 1929". Richard Byrd had a series of remarkable exploits… Read more
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North of the Arctic Circle: White Pass and Yukon Route

by [Arctic; Alaska]

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Published
1939
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Very good condition
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Chicago/Seattle/Vancouver: Yukon River Circle Tour, 1939. Pamphlet. Very good condition. Numerous photos and rather detailed text, this is a small 3 1/2" x 6" 39 page promotional booklet that was given to travelers on a tour of Northern Alaska--1358 miles by river steamer and 581 miles by railroad, much of it along the Yukon River through Tanana, Fort… Read more
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image of Arctic Explorations:  The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin...  Volume II

Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin... Volume II

by Kane, Elisha Kent

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Published
1856
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Good + overall
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First edition
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Philadelphia: Childs & Peterson, 1856. First edition. Hardcover. Good + overall. The account of 2nd Grinnell expedition in search of John Franklin, which was unsuccessful, but accomplished the charting of some geographical areas of Greenland, Canada. 8vo, Vol II: frontispiece, engraved title, 467pp, portraits, steel engraved plates, maps. All edges marbled. Some fox… Read more
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Reminiscences of Adventure and Service. A Record of Sixty Five Years

by Greely, A. W.

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Published
1927
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Very good condition
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First edition
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New York/London: Scribners, 1927. First edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Autobiography of the man who led the Arctic expedition of 1881 to 1884, known as the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition (officially the International Polar Expedition). Inscription at front end paper to "Jack Blackman", whose great uncle, Arctic explorer I. I. Hayes, is mentioned in the book. … Read more
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True Tales Of Arctic Heroism In The New World

by Greely, A. W.

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Published
1912
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First edition
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. Very good overall. Book plate of noted Arctic explorer and geologist William Herbert Hobbs (1864 - 1953), who led 4 expeditions to Greenland. He studied glacial anticyclones in the upper air with pilot balloons and how the land surrounding a continental glacier is affected during its liquidation. … Read more
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Dutch Pamphlets: The Dutch at the North Pole and the Dutch in Maine

by De Peyster, J. Watts

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Published
1857
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Very good condition
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New York: New York Historical Society, 1857. Hardcover. Very good condition. Five pamphlets bound together, The Dutch at the North Pole and the Dutch in Maine, accompanied by The Dutch Battle of the Baltic ...; The Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Netherlanders ...; and Description of Medals Presented by H. R. M. Oscar, King of Sweden and Norway … Read more
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image of Les Deux Poles, Septentrional et Meridional, ou Description des Terres Arcticques et Antarctiques; et des Pays circomvoisins jusques aux 45 Degres de Latitude

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Paris, 1657. Par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe ordre du Roy... Spence 3017 lists a slightly different title but undoubtedly the same map. 53x38 cms. Period outline color, central fold, very good condition. A double hemisphere map to the North and South poles. The North pole is connected to Greenland and Spitzbergen but there is little… Read more
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image of Signed photographic portrait, Robert E. Peary

Signed photographic portrait, Robert E. Peary

by [Arctic; Photography]

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Published
1912
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Washington DC: Harris & Ewing, 1912. Very good condition. A splendid formal portrait of Admiral Robert Edwin Peary, best known for claiming to have reached the geographic North Pole with his expedition on April 6, 1909. In 1909 Peary wrote in his journal, "The Pole at last!!! The prize of 3 centuries, my dream and ambition for… Read more
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image of The Explorers Club invitation card for an '...illustrated talk on Further Antarctic Exploration by Captain Sir Hubert Wilkins" on May 9, 1930

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1930. Very good condition. Captain Sir Hubert Wilkins was the Australian polar explorer known for his attempt to navigate a submarine under the Arctic in 1931 as part of the Nautilus expedition. This card was clearly part of his attempts to gain public support and possible financing for the expedition. Cream card, 5 1/2 x 3 1/4", black… Read more
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image of The World in three Sections...the Polar Regions to the Tropics with all the Tracks of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook Towards the North & South Poles and the Torrid Zone or Tropical Regions with the New Discoveries in the South Seas

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London, 1781. An earlier version of the Bowen map of 1795. Polar projections of both the North and South Pole, over a mercator projection of the equator. The map notably tracks Cook's 2nd voyage, in which he was the 1st to cross the Antarctic Circle. Also tracks Capt. Phipps, "now Lord Mulgrave". Copper engraving, 16 1/2 x… Read more
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The Possibility of Approaching the North Pole Asserted

by Barrington, Hon. D.

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Published
1818
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New York: James Eastburn, 1818. Hardcover. First published in Barrington's Miscellanies in 1781. This first separate republication (same year as London edition) was occasioned by renewed interest in reaching the North Pole & a Northwest Passage, with a 34 page appendix added discussing this in question & answer form. Contains new material on Arctic peoples. 8vo, 187pp,… Read more
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