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EDWARD WILSON OF THE ANTARCTIC: Naturalist and Friend

By Seaver, George

John Murray, 1933. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition, 2 printing October 1933; xxxiv, 301 pages, 26 plates (7 in colour including frontispiece), 3 maps (1 folding), 49 drawings in text. Introduction by Apsley Cherry-Garrard. Original blue cloth, no dust jacket, gilt lettering on white spine label. Some foxing to page edges, contents clean. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 1239. .

$18.60

FARTHEST NORTH: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Month's Sleigh Journey By Dr Nansen and Lieut Johnsen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram

By Nansen, Fridtjof

Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. Very Good. Very Good. 1st Edition; with about 120 full page and numerous text illustrations, sixteen coloured plates in facsimile from Dr Nansen's own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures and maps, Vol I x, 510pp; Vol II xi, [1], 671pp. Original green cloth covers with gilt titling and a vignette of the Fram on Vol I and sledge scene Vol II. Shelfware, bumped, slight softening to bottom of spines, Vol I, small repaired tear to one of the folding maps Vol I, but all 4 maps present (2 per volume). Plate opposite 284 loose but ALL coloured plates present both volumes. Old sellotape marks and browning to front end papers, some spotting, mainly to page edges, contents clean. Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861 - May 13, 1930) was born in Store Frøen, Oslo. He made his first voyage to Greenland waters in a sealing ship in 1882, and in 1888-89 succeeded in crossing the Greenland icefield on skis from East to West. In 1893, he sailed to the Arctic in the Fram (a purpose-built, round-hulled ship later used by Roald Amundsen to transport his expedition to Antarctica), which was deliberately allowed to drift north through the ice, a journey that took more than three years. When it was apparent that Fram would not reach the North Pole, Nansen, accompanied by Hjalmar Johansen (1867-1923), continued north on foot and reached 86° 14´ N, the highest latitude then attained. The two men were forced to spend the winter, surviving on walrus blubber and polar bear meat, on Frans Josef's Land, where they eventually connected with a British expedition. Nansen was professor of zoology and oceanography at the University of Christiania (now Oslo) and Norwegian ambassador in London 1906-08. After World War I, Nansen became League of Nations high commissioner for refugees, in which capacity he originated the Nansen passport for refugees. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1923. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2616. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$247.98

SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. Two Volumes. Vol. I. Journals of Captain Scott. Vol.2. Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work by Dr.Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition arranged by Leonard Huxley, Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham
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SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION. Two Volumes. Vol. I. Journals of Captain Scott. Vol.2. Reports of the Journeys & the Scientific Work by Dr.Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition arranged by Leonard Huxley, Preface by Sir Clements R. Markham

By Scott, Captain Robert F., C.V.O., R.N

Smith, Elder & Co, 1913. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition; Vol 1, xxvi,633pages,7 photogravure plates including frontispiece, 10 coloured plates from water-colour drawings by Dr. Edwad Wilson, 2 panoramas from photographs by Herbert G. Ponting, 100 plates, majority from photographs by Ponting, 2 facsimile extracts from Scott's diary on 3 tissue paper leaves, folding map, illustrations in text, 2 advertisements. Vol 2, xii,534pages, 84 plates including photogravure frontispiece, 8 coloured plates by Wilson and 3 double-page plates plus 7 folding maps and 8 sketches in text. Dark blue cloth, top edges gilt,other edges uncut. Original blue cloth covers. Remnants of WH Smith and Sons Library plates on verso covers both volumes, otherwise contents clean. Some spotting, mainly to tissue guards, pages rippled as expected due to paper quality in 1st Edition. Shelfware, spines and edges of covers softening, odd mark to covers. This is undoubtedly the most widely known of all Antarctic expeditions and publications. Readers, having absorbed Scott's account of the expedition in the first volume, would have discovered in the second volume a host of first-hand accounts deserving of more weight today: Cherry-Garrard's account of the Winter Journey, Victor Campbell's narrative of the Northern Party, Griffith Taylor on the Western Journeys, Raymond Priestley on the ascent of Erebus, preliminary scientific reports from Edward Wilson's staff and throughout the unrivalled photography of Herbert Ponting. Taurus 77; Books on Ice, 6.10; Rosove 290.A2; Spence 1056; Conrad p188. Collation and index confirms 1st Edition. Very Good. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3257. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$340.97

The Polar World: Geographies for Advanced Study
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The Polar World: Geographies for Advanced Study

By Patrick D Baird

Longmans, 1964. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Edition: 328 pages, illustrated 76 maps, photos and diagrams. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. in clipped dust jacket. Shelfware, contents clean. Comprehensive treatment of the Arctic and the Antarctic regions, lands and seas, history of exploration, etc. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Geography & Maps. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3254. .

$18.60

NANSEN THE EXPLORER
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NANSEN THE EXPLORER

By Shackleton, Edward

H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd, 1959. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition; xii, 209 pages, illustrated, 13 b/w illustrations, 2 maps. Original blue cloth covers with silver titling to spine, no dust jacket. Slight fading to top and spine of covers, minor staining to prelims otherwise contents clean. Long considered the authority on Fridtjof Nansen, Edward Shackleton writes an affectionate and lucid biography of the famed Arctic explorer. From the Preface. "Although I have relied almost wholly on published sources for my material, I hope that the book will provide a fresh evaluation and a more complete narrative than is at present available of Nansen's remarkable Arctic journeys." The son of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, the late Edward Shackleton was a British geographer, Labour Party politician and Leader of the House of Lords as well as a lifelong admirer of Nansen. Contents include: Apprenticeship; Across Greenland; Farthest North the Drift of the FRAM; Homecoming and Service to Mankind; Index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2825. .

$12.40

NORTHERN LIGHTS: THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH ARCTIC AIR-ROUTE EXPEDITION 1930-31
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NORTHERN LIGHTS: THE OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF THE BRITISH ARCTIC AIR-ROUTE EXPEDITION 1930-31

By Chapman, F. Spencer

Chatto and Windus, 1932. Cloth. Good. 2nd Impression December 1932; xv, [1], 304pages, illustrated, 63 b/w plates, 5 maps (4 folding). Blue cloth covers with blue label with gilt titling on spine. Gift dedication on front end paper otherwise contents clean. Shelfware, covers grubby, minor foxing to page edges. "Contains a detailed account of the expedition, based near Angmagssalik on the east coast of Greenland, its sledge and boat trips, two across the icecap, three northward, studies of climate, geology, ornithology, mapping with the aid of airplane, the attempt to climb Mt. Forel, notes on the art of kayaking. The appendices including report on flying work, list of plants collected, field notes on birds, sledging rations, geology, climate studies, etc. Watkins, who wrote the introduction, had climbed the highest mountain in Greenland and later died in kayaking accident. There are chapters by J. M. Scott, P. M. H. Lemon and Augustine Courtauld.Neate C31; Arctic Bibliography 2982. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2028. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$49.60

THE ANDREE DIARIES:
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THE ANDREE DIARIES:

By Andree, S.A. (Edward Adams-Ray, translator)

John Lane The Bodley Head, 1931. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st English Edition; xx, 471pages. Authorised translation from the Official Swedish Edition by Edward Adams-Ray with 103 illustrations and 6 Maps, Plans and Diagrams. Red cloth covers with gilt titling to spine and front cover, no dust jacket. Spine slightly faded and some marks to covers, neat previous owners signature and date to front end paper, some minor spotting, foxing, mainly to page edges. Being the diaries and records of S.A. Andree, Nils Strindberg and Knut Fraenkel written during their balloon expedition to the North Pole in 1897 and discovered on White Island in 1930, together with a complete record of the expedition and discovery. This is the first UK edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3251. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$74.39

THE ARCTIC YEAR
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THE ARCTIC YEAR

By Freuchen, Peter and Salomonsen, Finn

Johnathan Cape, G.P. Putman's Sons, 1959. Cloth. Very Good. 1st UK Edition; 440pages, map end papers, b/w maps and line drawings by Erik Petersen. Half cloth, hardcover decorated boards with black titiling, no dust jacket. Contents clean. A famous Arctic explorer and an eminent Danish ornithologist and naturalist have cooperated to produce an unusual month-by-month account of how life goes on in the Far North. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2112. .

$18.60

THE SLEDGE PATROL
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THE SLEDGE PATROL

By Howarth, David

Collins, 1958. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st Edition: 255 pages, end paper maps, illustrated, 14 b/w photographs. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine, no dust jacket. Shelf ware, contents clean. True adventure story of a group of men in an isolated area of Greenland after the German invasion of Denmark. The true story of the smallest and strangest campaign of the whole war. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Military & Warfare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2327. .

$18.60

FARTHEST NORTH: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Month's Sleigh Journey By Dr Nansen and Lieut Johnsen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
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FARTHEST NORTH: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Month's Sleigh Journey By Dr Nansen and Lieut Johnsen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram

By Nansen, Fridtjof

Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. Very Good. Very Good Condition. 1898 Edition, 1st Newnes edition: published by Constable and also by Macmillan in the previous year. with about 120 full page and numerous text illustrations and coloured plate in facsimile from Dr Nansen's own sketches, portrait and maps, Vol I xv, [1], 480pages, 1 folding coloured map; Vol II vii, 456pages. Original blue/green cloth covers with elaborate gilt, silver and white titling and picture of The Fram beset in ice on front cover, bevelled edges. Shelf ware, slight softening to bottom of spines, age toning, minor spotting on some pages, tears to map Volume I but map is complete. Contents clean. Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861 - May 13, 1930) was born in Store Frøen, Oslo. He made his first voyage to Greenland waters in a sealing ship in 1882, and in 1888-89 succeeded in crossing the Greenland icefield on skis from East to West. In 1893, he sailed to the Arctic in the Fram (a purpose-built, round-hulled ship later used by Roald Amundsen to transport his expedition to Antarctica), which was deliberately allowed to drift north through the ice, a journey that took more than three years. When it was apparent that Fram would not reach the North Pole, Nansen, accompanied by Hjalmar Johansen (1867-1923), continued north on foot and reached 86° 14´ N, the highest latitude then attained. The two men were forced to spend the winter, surviving on walrus blubber and polar bear meat, on Frans Josef's Land, where they eventually connected with a British expedition. Nansen was professor of zoology and oceanography at the University of Christiania (now Oslo) and Norwegian ambassador in London 1906-08. After World War I, Nansen became League of Nations high commissioner for refugees, in which capacity he originated the Nansen passport for refugees. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1923. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 2626. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$111.59

FARTHEST NORTH: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Month's Sleigh Journey By Dr Nansen and Lieut Johansen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram
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FARTHEST NORTH: Being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship "Fram" 1893-96 and of a Fifteen Month's Sleigh Journey By Dr Nansen and Lieut Johansen with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup Captain of the Fram

By Nansen, Fridtjof

Archibald Constable and Company, 1897. Very Good. Very Good. 1st UK Edition; with about 120 full page and numerous text illustrations, sixteen coloured plates in facsimile from Dr Nansen's own sketches, etched portrait, photogravures and maps, Vol I x, 510pages; Vol II xi, [1], 671pages. Original green cloth covers with gilt titling and a vignette of the Fram on Vol I and sledge scene Vol II. Shelf ware, Contemporary gift inscription on front end paper Vol I. Repaired tear to large folding amp Volume 1. Minor spotting and age toning to pages. Contents clean. Fridtjof Nansen (October 10, 1861 - May 13, 1930) was born in Store Frøen, Oslo. He made his first voyage to Greenland waters in a sealing ship in 1882, and in 1888-89 succeeded in crossing the Greenland icefield on skis from East to West. In 1893, he sailed to the Arctic in the Fram (a purpose-built, round-hulled ship later used by Roald Amundsen to transport his expedition to Antarctica), which was deliberately allowed to drift north through the ice, a journey that took more than three years. When it was apparent that Fram would not reach the North Pole, Nansen, accompanied by Hjalmar Johansen (1867-1923), continued north on foot and reached 86° 14´ N, the highest latitude then attained. The two men were forced to spend the winter, surviving on walrus blubber and polar bear meat, on Frans Josef's Land, where they eventually connected with a British expedition. Nansen was professor of zoology and oceanography at the University of Christiania (now Oslo) and Norwegian ambassador in London 1906-08. After World War I, Nansen became League of Nations high commissioner for refugees, in which capacity he originated the Nansen passport for refugees. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1923. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 5 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3249. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$185.99

The Arctic Forests
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The Arctic Forests

By Michael H Mason

Hodder and Stourton Limited, 1934. Cloth. Very Good. 1934 Popular edition: 299 pages, illustrated 12 plates, 1 folding map. Blue cloth covers, no dust jacket.Contents: The people of the Arctic forests.--The Takudh Kutchin.--The white man in the north.--Natural history.--Some of the author's travels.--Other stories.--Derivations of some names and words.--Comparative glossary of Indian words. "Rudyard Kipling was fascinated by the enormous depth of detail and knowledge in this work, and greatly encouraged [Mason] in his writing." Kipling and Mason later became good friends. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3247. .

$49.60

North West To Hudson Bay -The Life And Times Of Jens Lynch-The Adventourous life of a mariner and explorer
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North West To Hudson Bay -The Life And Times Of Jens Lynch-The Adventourous life of a mariner and explorer

By Thorkild Hansen

Collins, 1970. Cloth. Very Good Condition/Good. 1st English Edition: 347pages, illustrated b/w drawings, maps. Original cloth covers in price clipped dustjacket. Spotting to page edges, contents clean. (Publishers Summary)For centuries the ice-floes of the Arctic claimed as victims countless intrepid explorers who vainly searched for the North-West Passage. Of the many who failed in the attempt, few escaped alive. Jens Munk was one of these, and his diary of the months he lay trapped in the ice while his crew died around him is the basis of this exceptional biography. Jens Munk was born in 1560, the illegitimate son of a disgraced Danish nobleman. The sea was his ruling passion: he sailed to America as a cabin boy, survived a shipwreck and lived for some years in Bahia. On his return to Copenhagen in 1598, he found that his father had committed suicide in prison and that his inheritance was forfeit. From then on Munk was obsessed by the consuming desire to clear his family honour. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. ISBN: 0002119307. ISBN/EAN: 9780002119306. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3233. . 9780002119306

$12.40

Georg Wilheim Steller: The Pioneer of Alaskan Natural History
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Georg Wilheim Steller: The Pioneer of Alaskan Natural History

By Leonhard Stejneger

Gregg International Publishers Limited, 1970. Cloth. Very Good. 1970 Reprint of the 1936 Edition: 623pages, illustrated 29 plates. Red cloth covers with gilt titling to spine. Biography Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0576291242. ISBN/EAN: 9780576291248. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3246. . 9780576291248 This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$74.39

CAPTAIN SCOTT
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CAPTAIN SCOTT

By Gwynn, Stephen

John Lane The Bodley Head, 1929. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good Condition. 1st Edition; A volume in 'The Golden Hind Series' of biographies of great explorers edited by Milton Waldman. (2), iii-ix,(1), 240 pages + 4 [advertisements] 6 plates, letter facsimile, folding map. side and bottom page edges uncut. Dark blue cloth covers with black impressed ship decoration to front, gilt titling. No dust jacket. Shelf ware, some spotting mainly to page edges and prelims, contents clean Chapters on his early life and parentage, the voyage of the 'Discovery', the sledge journeys from the 'Discovery' and much more. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3242. .

$18.60

The Northward Course of Empire
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The Northward Course of Empire

By Vilhjalmur Stefansson

George Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1922. Cloth. Very Good. 1st Edition. Signed "To F.V Wright from Vilhjalmur Stefansson London May 26 1923" on the front end paper, newspaper cuttings laid on and tipped in on end paper, Southampton 20.1.72 on front end paper otherwise contents clean. Age toning, spotting to page edges. 274 pages, fold-out map. The author was a noted traveller to the Arctic and this is his thoughts about the actual and potential usefulness of the region for industry and agriculture. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3241. .

$74.39

ARCTIC ADVENTURE: MY LIFE IN THE FROZEN NORTH
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ARCTIC ADVENTURE: MY LIFE IN THE FROZEN NORTH

By Freuchen, Peter

William Heinemann Ltd, 1936. Cloth. Good. 1st UK Edition; ix, 405 pages, illustrated, b/w photographs, line drawings, maps. Blue cloth covers with gilt titling. Shelf ware, small split to top of spine, some minor spotting, mainly to page margins. Account of author's experiences as a member of the Danmark expedition to East Greenland, 1906-07,Thule mission, Thule expeditions. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3236. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$49.60

Mirage in The Arctic / Two Against the Ice
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Mirage in The Arctic / Two Against the Ice

By Mikkelsen, Ejnar (Translated from the Danish by Maurice Michael)

Rupert Hart-Davis, 1955. Paperback. Very Good. Soft Cover Edition: Thick paperback containing two separate works published in 1955, pictorial card covers, some spotting to page edges. Illustrated 216 and 224pages. Two Against The Ice: Account of companionship in the face of adversity. In 1910 Mikkelsen & his companion set out to find the diaries of the lost Mylius-Erichsen expedition. Mirage in the Arctic: An account of the author's search for land in the Beaufort Sea and the subsequent journey of 2,500 miles south through Alaska and Canada. During the trip he met many of the prospectors who thronged the gold towns in search of fortune. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3235. .

$31.00

ARCTIC JOURNEYS: THE STORY OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ELLESMERE LAND EXPEDITION 1934-5
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ARCTIC JOURNEYS: THE STORY OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ELLESMERE LAND EXPEDITION 1934-5

By Shackleton, Edward (preface by Lord Tweedsmuir)

Hodder & Stoughton, 1936. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 1st Edition: 372 pages,illustrated, 44 b/w photographs, 11 tail piece sketches, 5 maps and diagrams, some folding. Original blue cloth covers with gilt titling to spine in RARE price clipped dust jacket. Tanning and minor spotting to page edges, Swansea 1969 on front end paper otherwise contents clean. The expedition was composed of Oxford University students with a Leader and a Sergeant of the RCMP. They spent the winter of 1934/5 in Northern Greenland and then split into three groups to explore further, one group discovering a new range of mountains. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3234. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$92.99

THE FRIENDLY ARCTIC: The Story Of Five Years In Polar Regions
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THE FRIENDLY ARCTIC: The Story Of Five Years In Polar Regions

By Stefansson, Vilhjalmur

The Macmillan Company, New York, 1922. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No Dust Jacket. 1st US Edition: xxxi, 784pages, illustrated, 68 pages b/w plates, 9maps (2 folding maps in rear pocket). Original blue cloth covers with gilt tiling. Original maps in rear pocket. Contents clean Contains preface by Stefansson, foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor, and introduction by Sir Robert Borden, describing the origin and the organisation of the Canadian Arctic Expedition, 1913-1918. This is the first USA edition. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 2 kilogram. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3232. . This book is extra heavy, and may involve extra shipping charges to some countries.

$74.39

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