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They Lived to Tell the Tale: true stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club
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They Lived to Tell the Tale: true stories of Modern Adventure from the Legendary Explorers Club

By Jan Jarboe Russell (editor); Alison Jones, Milbry C. Polk, James H. Powell, Lonnie Dupre with Karin Redmond, Lorie Karnath, Kristin Larson, Ranulph Fiennes, J. Robert Harris, Brandon Wilson, Matthew Bogdanos, et al

Guildford, Connecticut: Lyons Press / Globe Pequot, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/fine. Octavo, 9 1/4" tall, 348 pages, black and beige boards. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a fine dust jacket with the original price present.

$16.50

The Arctic; An Anthology: Essential Reading on the Polar Region and its Future [aka The Ends of the Earth: volume 1]
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The Arctic; An Anthology: Essential Reading on the Polar Region and its Future [aka The Ends of the Earth: volume 1]

By Elizabeth Kolbert, Editor

London, England: Granta Books, 2008. Original Wraps. Fine. Originally appeared in 2007 as 'The Ends of the Earth: Volume 1, The Arctic'. Octavo, 7 3/4" tall, 275 pages, stiff illustrated wraps. A fine, clean, soft cover edition with light shelf wear; binding tight, paper cream white.

$9.50

Cousteau's Papua New Guines Journey

By Jean-Michel Cousteau and Mose Richards

New York, New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1989. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine / Near Fine. Quarto, 12" tall, 224 pages (illustrated throughout in color and b&w), yellow cloth. A fine clean hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a fine, lightly rubbed dust jacket.

$19.00

Jungle Days (illustrated)

By William Beebe; illustrated by Helen Damrosch Tee Van et al

New York, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. (From articles which previously appeared in Atlantic Monthy and Saturday Evening Post magazines.) Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, frontispiece + 201 pages + 9 color and black and white plates, illustrated endpapers, gilt titles on green cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing to the corners, hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. Note: there is apparently a page removed in the frontmatter, but no designated contents is missing. All text and illustrations noted are present. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

The RA Expeditions

By Thor Heyerdahl ; Patricia Crampton (translator)

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1971. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/3" tall, xi + 341 pages + color plate pages, illustrated endpapers, green cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover first edition with moderate shelf wear over all; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white. Without dust jacket.

$6.50

Our Lost Explorers: The Narrative of the Jeannette Arctic Expedition; as related by the survivors, and in the records and last journals of Lieutenant de Long

By Raymond Lee Newcomb; introduction by Rev. W. L. Gage, D.D

Hartford, Connecticut: American Publishing Co, 1884. Decorative Cloth. Fair. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, 479 pages with intertextual illustrations, decorated gray cloth. A fair copy only, boards worn through at corners, cover cloth soiled, back strip cloth fraying, hinges cracked but secure, binding shaken, and with title page and page #15-16 (a portion of the contents page listing) missing, paper moderately yellowed and with scattered foxing throughout. Still a good reference but not worth re-binding. Sold as is.

$16.50

A Tenderfoot with Peary

By George Borup; G.W. Melville (preface)

New York, New York: Frederick A. Stokes, 1912. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -. Ex-library with marking to the spine, endpapers and title pages. Sold as a nice reading copy only. Octavo 8 1/4" tall, black and white photographic frontispiece + 317 pages + b&w plates, gilt titles on decorated blue cloth. A very good minus, generally clean, hardcover first edition, with moderate shelf wear, minor rubbing to the corner cloth, light exterior soiling; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with very slight foxing to the fore-edges and endpapers. Without dust jacket.

$12.50

My Arctic Journal: A Year among Ice-fields and Eskimos; with An Account of the Great White Journey Across Greenland

By Josephine Diebitsch-Peary; Robert E. Peary

New York, New York: Contemporary Publishing Company, 1897. Hardcover--cloth. Good. Sold as an original reading copy only. First published in 1893. An ex-library copy with marking to the endpapers and first page, spine taped and marked. Octavo, 8 1/4" tall, 241 pages with intertextual black and white illustration and plates, gilt titles on white cloth. A good only hard cover edition overall with general shelf wear and rubbing, moderate exterior soiling, fore-corner tips through to boards, backstrip has been retaped by the library, spine canted, hinges cracked and taped but secure, internal binding still secure, paper lightly yellowed, foxing to the endpapers, several pages have been taped by the library for edge tears. Without dust jacket.

$12.50

Under the Northern Lights

By J. A. MacGahan (Januarius Aloysius); illustrations by G. R. de Wilde

London, England: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1876. Hardcover--cloth. Good. An ex-library copy with marking to the endpapers and first page, spine cloth taped and marked. Octavo, 9" tall, 339 pages with intertextual black and white illustration plus 1 fold-out black and white map + 7 black and white plates; gilt titles on decorative green cloth. A good only hard cover edition overall with general shelf wear and rubbing, fore-corner tips through to boards, backstrip has been retaped by the library, hinges cracked and taped but secure, internal binding still secure, paper light to moderately yellowed, some minor scattered foxing, several pages have some finger soiling; folding map is complete but coming apart at the folds. The number of plates is not specified so there is no guarantee made that all are present but there is no evidence of removal. This is a rare volume.

$350.00

South: the story of Shackleton's Last Expedition to Antarctica 1914 - 1917Journals  by Ernest Shackleton
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South: the story of Shackleton's Last Expedition to Antarctica 1914 - 1917Journals by Ernest Shackleton

By Sir Ernest Shackleton

New York, New York: Konecky & Konecky, circa 1990. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 282 pages, blue boards. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. In a very good, moderately edge worn dust jacket with light edge tears and chipping at the folds, with price clipped.

$12.50

Shores of Discovery: How Expeditionaries Have Constructed the World

By Eric Leed

New York, New York: Basic Books/Harper Collins, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Fine/Near Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xi + 322 pages, maroon quarter cloth. A fine clean(unread) hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, lightly edgeworn dust jacket, and with the original price.

$8.50

The Creature in the Map: A Journey to El Dorado

By Charles Nicholl

New York, New York: William Morrow & Company, 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xi + 398 pages, boards. A near fine,c lean (unread) hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white with blush of foxing to the fore-edges. In a near fine, lightly edge worn dust jacket, with the original price.

$9.50

Fourteen Men; The Story of the Antarctic Expedition to Heard Island

By Arthur Scholes

New York, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1952. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 314 pages, blue cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear, but some color fading to the cloth at the edges from exposure to light; hinges and binding tight, paper just lightly yellowed. In a good, edge worn dust jacket with chipping started at the top and bottom edges of the back strip.

$12.50

North to the Pole
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North to the Pole

By Will Steger with Paul Schurke

New York, New York: Times Books, 1987. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xii + 339 pages + photographic plates, red quarter-cloth. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover edition with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine dust jacket with light edge wear, with the original price.

$9.50

Men and (&) Gods in Mongolia (Zayagan)

By Henning Haslund; translated by Elizabeth Sprigge and Claude Napier

New York, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1935. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good +/Very Good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xvi + 358 pages + black and white plates, gilt titles, textured brown cloth. A very good +, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear and some minor rubbing at the corner cloth edges, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white In a very good, edgeworn dust jacket with a 1/2" chipp at the top edge, with original price.

$75.00

The Flight of "Big Horse"; The Trail of War in Central Asia

By Sven Hedin; translated by F.H. Lyon

New York, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1936. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, xv + 247 pages, blue cloth; b&w photographs, illustrations. A very good, clean, neat hard cover with light shelf wear and some rubbing at the corner cloth edges, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white but some yellowing from foxing to the endpaper maps. In a good, edgeworn dust jacket with chipping at the folds, with original price.

$45.00

Mind Over Matter: The Epic Crossing of the Antarctic Continent

By Ranulph Fiennes

New York, New York: Delacorte Press, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover--quarter cloth, paper over boards. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 322 pages, black quarter-cloth; maps, b&w photographs. A fine, clean, hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear; bumping to one corner, hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a fine dust jacket with original price.

$8.50

DEVIL'S LABYRINTH: Encounters with the Arctic

By Johnson, Clive

Shrewsbury England: Swan Hill, 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 144 pages, blue cloth. A fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with little shelf wear. In a fine dust jacket. A trip to the North Pole across the ice on foot. Includes color photos.

$8.50

The Golden Antilles

By Timothy Severin

New York, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo, 8 3/4" tall, xii + 336 pages, yellow cloth. A near fine, clean, hardcover first edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper cream white. In a very good+, clean dust jacket with minor soiling and price clipped.

$7.50

Antarctic Year: Brabant Island Expedition

By Chris Furse

London, England: Croom Helm, 1986. First Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Fine/Near Fine. Quarto, 11" tall, 223 pages, blue cloth over boards, map endpapers; forward by HRH Prince Charles. Color and b&w photographs throughout. A fine, clean, hardcover first edition with minimal shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a near fine, unclipped, slightly edgeworn dust jacket.

$15.85

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