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Alexander\'s Path.
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Alexander's Path.

By Freya Stark

Stark, Freya. Alexander's Path. London, John Murray, 1958. 1st Edition. 8vo. Hardcover, blue cloth, faded along lower edges, gilt titles to front and spine. Unclipped dust wrapper, chipped at edges. Pp283, Reynolds Stone engrave vignette to title page, 76 black and white photographic illustrations, many full page, 2 maps, on full page and one folding with red boundary outlines. Many sketches within text by the author. All pages are tight, bright and clean, no marks or inscriptions.

$33.08

The Lycian Shore.
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The Lycian Shore.

By Freya Stark

Stark, Freya. The Lycian Shore. London, John Murray. 1956. 1st Edition. 8vo. Blue boards, gilt titles to spine and front, faded, especially in spine area. Dust wrapper unclipped but chipped and torn at edges and two thirds of the dust wrapper spine missing. Pp 204. Title page vignette by Reynolds Stone and including 12 pages of black and white photographs, drawing in the text by the author and folded map of Turkey and the eastern Mediterranean area. All pages and illustrations tight, bright and clean. Booksellers label of L Simmons/Fleet Street on front pastedown. Neat ownership mark in pencil on front free endpaper "Izzard/Beirut/June 1956. This person could be Ralph or Molly Izzard. Ralph Izzard a journalist who spent many years in Beirut had also been involved in Naval Intelligence and acquainted with Ian Fleming. His wife Molly was a wartime FANY and later went on to use her inquisitive skills to study the works of Freya Stark completed a very interesting biography of Stark. A book with perhaps more than one interesting story to tell.

$67.49

East is West.
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East is West.

By Freya Stark

Stark, Freya. East is West. London, John Murray, 1945. 1st Edition, first impression. 8vo. Hardback Turquoise blue cloth covers, gilt titles to spine, gilt authors name to front. Lacks dust wrapper. Pp218, including eighty four black and white photographs, many full page and full page map on green card. With ownership mark on front free endpaper of "H de Gaury/9.45". Gerald de Gaury, friend of Freya Stark was an experienced traveller, photographer, Arabist and diplomat. Covers a little bumped at edges, all pages and illustrations in clean and bright order throughout.

$39.70

Baghdad Sketches.
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Baghdad Sketches.

By Freya Stark

Stark, Freya. Baghdad Sketches. London, John Murray, 1937. 1st London Edition. 8vo. Green cloth, gilt titles to spine and author's signature in gilt to front. pp xiv + 269pp. Including 57 black and white photographic illustration, 10 drawings by E N Prescott and a double page sketch map of Iraq and surrounding area, on green card. Binding a little bumped at edges and cloth a little scratched. Laid on front free endpaper is a printed paper from John Murray with the publishers compliments and contemporary typed "Sent at Miss Stark's instructions." Above this in pencil is the signature of H de Gaury/Easter 1942. On the facing front pastedown is the armorial book plate of Gerald de Gaury. Gerald de Gaury was a friend of Freya Stark and an experienced traveller, photographer, Arabist and diplomat. A good book with an interesting provenance.

$52.93

Dust in the Lion's Paws.

By Freya Stark

Stark, Freya. Dust in the Lion's Paws. London, John Murray. 1961. Ist Edition. 8vo. Hardback, green coloured cloth, gilt titles to spine, gilt authors signature to front. Pp297 with black and white photographs within text and full page sketch map of the Middle East. Lacks dust wrapper. Laid on front pastedown is a card printed "With the Author's Compliments", also, armorial bookplate of Gerald de Gaury. There is some marginalia on pages 66,113, 117 in ink and on back endpaper in pencil, in the hand of de Gaury; commenting on various aspects of the text. Some light marks on the front cover and rust residue from a paperclip on the front free endpapers. Print is strong and binding is tight. Gerald de Gaury, friend of Freya Stark was an experienced traveller, photographer, Arabist and diplomat and perhaps his remarks reflect his view on the situation recorded in this Freya Stark autobiography.

$52.93

William Parry\'s First & Second Polar Voyage, 1818-20 & 1821-23
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William Parry's First & Second Polar Voyage, 1818-20 & 1821-23

By William Parry

PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790-1855). Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper. London: William Clowes for John Murray, 1821. Owners bookplate, all edges speckled, PP310, 6 engraved maps 4 folding, one with folding tipped-on extension flap, 9 aquatint plates and 5 etched plates by J. Clark after Beechey, illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text, errata slip and retaining advertisement leaf dated 'May, 1821'. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13145; Brunet IV, cols 387-388; Hill 1311; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58860. Together with:- Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23 in his Majestys ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of William Edward Parry. First Edition. London, John Murray, 1824. Owners bookplate, all edges speckled. pp571, 14 engraved plates, and 11 aquatint plates, 4 engraved folding plates of coastal profiles by J. Walker after J. Bushnan, 6 engraved maps by J. Walker after J. Bushnan et al., 4 folding, and 3 lithographed maps by C. Hullmandel, illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text, errata, as called for. Retaining advertisement leaves dated '1824' including an advert for the Appendix to this book of the Second Voyage. All pages and charts bright and clean, most plates tissue guarded. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13142; Brunet IV, col. 388; Hill 1312; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58864. Uniformly bound in 19th-century half maroon roan over marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, titled in gilt in one (a little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, hinges cracked). First editions of the official reports of Parry's first two Polar voyages. An attractive pair of books.

$1323.30

Man and the Conquest of the Poles.

By Paul Emile Victor

Victor, Paul Emile. Man and the Conquest of the Poles. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1964. 1st Edition. 8vo. Green cloth, silver titles to spine. Top edge blue. Endpapers polar map illustrations, With unclipped dustwrapper. 306pp with many black and white images throughout. Dustwrapper, binding and pages in excellent tight and clean condition.

$19.85

The Ascent of Everest.

By John Hunt

Hunt, John. The ascent of Everest. Hodder and Stoughton, 1953, Ist Edition. 8vo. Blue cltoh, silver titles to spine. Top edge blue. With unclipped dustwrapper. 300pp with many black and white illustrations throughout. Neet gift inscription of 1953 on front free endpaper. Dustwrapper small tears to top edge, without loss. Two light stains to edges of dustwrapper. Binding and all pages in excellent tight and clean condition.

$19.85

North West Passage

By Willy De Roos

De Roos, Willy : North West Passage. Hollis & Carter, London, 1980. 1st English edition. Octavo, size approx 220mm x 145mm. Cloth, dj, F/F. 208pp, 8pp b/w plates, 5 maps. Account of an exploration of the North West passage by steel ketch Williwaw in 1977 and onward to circumnavigate the American continent via Cape Horn. A very good copy with a near fine dustjacket.

$19.85

The Ice Master by Jennifer Niven, 2000

By Jennifer Niven

Niven, Jennifer. The Ice Master : The Doomed 1913 Voyage Of The Karluk. Macmillan, London, 2000. Thick octavo, hardback with dustwrapper, size approx 240mm x 165mm. First Edition. ISBN 0 333 77060 6. The story of the ill-fated Karluk expedition in 1913 during the voyage north past Alaska, being abandoned by it's leader to it's sinking near Wrangel Island and then the trek to safety across eastern Siberia. Unread and Fine.

$9.26

The Polar Voyagers by Frank Rasky, 1976

By Frank Rasky

Rasky, Frank : The Polar Voyagers, Explorers of the North. McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1976. Hard Cover. First Edition. Quarto, size approx 265mm x 190mm. Hardback with dustwrapper. pp320 with index and select Arctic bibliography. ISBN 0070824053. Clean and tight copy with contents almost like new. Very minor wear and soil on the complete dustwrapper. Very good condition.

$26.47

Arctic Explorations. Elisha Kent Kane. 1996
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Arctic Explorations. Elisha Kent Kane. 1996

By Elisha Kent Kane

Kane, Elisha Kent: Arctic Explorations The Second Grinnell Expedition in search of Sir John Franklin 1853, 54, 55, edited by Chauncy Loomis & Constance Martin. The Lakeside Press, Chicago, 1996. Small 8vo, bown cloth gilt device to fron, gilt title to spine. Top edge gilt. pplix + 447 pp. 2 maps, frontis & 28 plates, 6 in colour. An attractive Lakeside Classic in FINE condition.

$26.47

Voyages and Research within the Arctic Regions.
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Voyages and Research within the Arctic Regions.

By Sir John Barrow

Barrow, Sir John. Voyages and Research within the Arctic Regions, from the year 1818 to the present time: under the command of the several naval officers, employed by land and sea in search of a Northt West passage, from the Atlantic to the Pacific; with two attempts to reach the North Pole. London, John Murray, 1846, 8vo. Recent cloth, red calf label piece to spine. pp, xiv, 530, portrait frontis, The General Polar Chart is a loose recent facsimile, the original Chart of Simpson's Strait is bound as called for. Pages age toned with some foxing. A good tight book.

$66.17

Discovery of the North Pole.
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Discovery of the North Pole.

By Frederick Cook and Robert Peary. Ed. J M Miller

Cook, Frederick A. & Robert E. Peary, edited by miller J.M. Discovery of the North Pole. Large 8vo. Red cloth gilt titles to front and spine. Inset blue and white illustration of explorers planting the flag. All edges red. Pp12, p1, 141-428, 32 plates. Binding bumped and rubbed. All pages and illustrations tight and bright. Accounts given from contemporary journals and illustrated with cartoons of the period regarding the controversy between Cook and Peary and on the Artic in general. Arctic Bibliography 11467.

$59.55

Hudson's Bay Company, a Brief History. 1934
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Hudson's Bay Company, a Brief History. 1934

By Hudson's Bay Company

Hudson's Bay Company, a Brief History. Hudson's Bay House, 1934. 8vo. Red cloth gilt device to front and back covers, spine faded. Pp x, 68, with 42 black and white illustrations. 2 coloured coats of arms laid on to title and final page. Bookplate and neat ownership inscription dated 1938 of Antarctic expert, Brian Birley Robert. For many years he was closely involved in Antarctic affairs, playing a leading role in the drafting of the Antarctic Treaty and providing so much of the basic framework for today’s wildlife and environmental protection legislation. With the Antarctic always his principal interest, he played a key role in the development of the Antarctic Treaty system and of the policies resulting in the establishment and evolutions of what now the British Antarctic Survey. A good association copy..

$54.26

The Friendly Arctic. Vilhjalmur Stefansson, ca.1922
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The Friendly Arctic. Vilhjalmur Stefansson, ca.1922

By Vilhjalmur Stefansson

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur : The Friendly Arctic, the Story of Five Years in the Polar Regions. Harrap, London, ca. 1922. 1st UK Edition. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt titles to front and spine. Xxxi, 784p, 68 plates, 9 maps [2 folded in back pocket]. Covers bumped and rubbed at edges. Neat ownership inscription on front pastedown, light water stain to lower fore edge corner, not affecting printed area. Bound-in maps are in fine condition, folded maps in pocket with weakened splits at folds but in clean and bright condition. 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.

$67.49

My Attainment of the Pole. Dr Frederick A Cook. 1912
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My Attainment of the Pole. Dr Frederick A Cook. 1912

By Dr Frederick A Cook

Cook, Dr Frederick A. : My Attainment of the Pole. New York and London, Mitchell Kennerley. 1912. 8vo. Red Cloth, gilt titles to front and spine. Ppxx, 604, 49 illustrations, diagrams, and sketch map on 31 plates. Narrative of Cook's sledge journey with Eskimo companions from Etah across Ellesmere Island to Axel Helberg, he then claimed northward to the Pole. Spine a little sunned, Armourial Bookplate on front pastedown. All pages and binding tight, bright and clean. Arctic Bibliography 3387.

$26.47

Sir Hubert Wilkins. Lowell Thomas. 1962
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Sir Hubert Wilkins. Lowell Thomas. 1962

By Lowell Thomas

Thomas, Lowell. Sir Hubert Wilkins. His World of Adventure. London. Arthur Barker 1962. 8vo, 1st UK Edition. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Unclipped dustwrapper, pp278, 28 blanck and white illustrations on 8 leaves. Dustwrapper chipped with a little loss to front. Binding and all pages tight, bright and clean. Wilkins undertook the first flight over antarctica, and in command of the Submarine Nautilus made the first voyage beneath polar ice. An interesting perspective on Polar exploration.

$26.47

Le Pôle Nord. J Rouch. 1923
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Le Pôle Nord. J Rouch. 1923

By J Rouch

Rouch, J. : Le Pôle Nord. Histoire des voyages arctiques. Paris, Flammarion. 1923. 12mo. Pictorial paper wrappers, edges uncut, French text, pp249 with 31 black and white illustrations and 6 maps, some full and double page. Wrappers becoming loose, pages age toneed, otherwise clean and bright. A scarce item.

$34.41

Longshore and Down Channel. Joan Grigsby. 1932
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Longshore and Down Channel. Joan Grigsby. 1932

By Joan Grigsby

Grigsby, Joan. Longshore and Down Channel. Heath Cranton, London, 1932. 8vo. Blue cloth, gilt titles to spine. Pp145, 12 full page illustrations by Stanley Rogers. Neat ownership inscription of 1932 Tipped onto front pastedown is a handwritten letter from the author dated December 11 1932. In bright, clean excellent condition.

$54.26

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