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- AMUNDSEN Roald. THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE; being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the Ship 'Gjoa' 1903-1907, with a supplement by First-Lieutenant Hansen, Vice-Commander of the Expedition. Archibald, Constable, 1908. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xiii, 335; ix, 398; 2 photogravure frontispieces (1 a portrait of author), 3 coloured maps (2 folding), many textual illustrations and diagrams, p32 has small nick at base of page resulting in small loss to margin, p33 has crease to base, original grey decorative cloth, excellent. £950
NMMC I 1002.
- ANON. THE ANTARCTIC PILOT; comprising the Coasts of Antarctica and All Islands Southward of the Usual Route of Vessels. Hydrographic Department, Admiralty/HMSO, 1930. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxiv, 194, maps, illustrations, original cream cloth, spine slightly faded, near fine. £750
- ANON. AN ARCTIC FUNERAL. Kronheim & Co, 1868. 
COLOURED LITHOGRAPH, 270 x180 mm, some minor soiling in margins. £40
- ANON. AT THE SOUTH POLE. Robert Swan (left), Roger Mears (centre) and Gareth Wood (right) travelled the same route across Antarctica in 1985 as Captain Scott. 
PHOTOGRAPH, 210 x 140 mm. £35
- ANON. 'DISCOVERY' IN CAPE TOWN, OCTOBER 12TH 1901. Ship at anchor. 'Discovery' was on her way to the Antarctic with Captain Scott's Officers and Men on the First Expedition. The photograph on the verso is of the 3rd Queen's Regiment entering Simonstown with Boer prisoners, March 1901. 
PHOTOGRAPH, 215 x 155 mm £350
- ANON. THE IMPERIAL TRANS-ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. Rarenterprises, nd 
Reprint, quarto, pp 32, map, plate ('Endurance'), original brown wrapper. £75
Limited to 1,000 copies.
- ANON. PENGUINS. Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Expedition 1949-52. International News Photos, nd, [1952.] 
PHOTOGRAPH, sepia Press photograph, 200x 165 mm, small piece torn off left-hand lower corner. £25
- ANON. THE ROSS SEA SHORE PARTY. 1) Finding Traces of Mackintosh & Heywood and this photo was owned by Sir Ernest Shackleton. 2) Dog teams. 3) Dog teams, 3 expedition members and a tent. 
PHOTOGRAPHS (c 1918), Mackintosh... 250 x 200 mm (crease in image), other 2 Press photographs 210 x160 mm. Rare £1850
The Ross Sea Party was part of Shackleton's Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17. Its task was to lay a series of supply depots across to the Great Ice Barrier from the Ross Sea to the Beardmore Glacier, along the polar route established by earlier Antarctic expeditions. The Party left Australia on the SY 'Aurora'.
- THE ARCTIC CLUB. MENU OF THE ARCTIC CLUB DINNER held in the Combination Room, St John's College, Cambridge, on 29 October 1938. St John's, 1938. 
Original buff card with the signature of Raymond Priestley, Frank Debenham, Eric Shipton, Tom Longstaff, 'Bunny' Fuchs and others, very good. £550
- ARMITAGE Albert B. PHOTOGRAPH OF ALBERT B. ARMITAGE IN HIS NAVAL RESERVE UNIFORM. 1935. 
Mounted Studio Photograph, (c 1935) 190 x290 mm. £500
Albert Armitage was second-in-command of the first 'Discovery' voyage to the Antarctic. He had previously been on the Jackson-Mansworth Expedition exploring Franz Joseph Land. He ended his career as Commodore of the P & O Lines fleet.
- ARMITAGE Albert B. TWO YEARS IN THE ANTARCTIC; being a Narrative of the British National Antarctic Expedition. Edward Arnold, 1905. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xix, 315, folding map, illustrations, original green decorative cloth, light foxing to front endpapers and half-title, copy of Publisher's Advertisement tipped into front endpapers. £2000
Hugh Robert Mills copy. Armitage, a P & O officer, was the Second-in-Command on the 'Discovery', on the first Scott expedition. Spence 67
- BARROW John. LIEUTENANCY COMMISSION Signed by Barrow as Admiralty Secretary for the Mate of HMS 'Blenheim'. 
Barrow held the post for 40 years and sponsored a number of Arctic expeditions, eg by Franklin, Ross and Parry. Barrow Strait in the Canadian Arctic and the town of Barrow in Alaska, are named after him.
- BELLINGSHAUSEN Fabian G, von. THE VOYAGE OF CAPTAIN BELLINGSHAUSEN TO THE ANTARCTIC SEAS 1819-1821. Edited by Frank Debenham. London: Hakluyt, 1945. 
First English Edition, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxx, 259; viii (261)-474; illustrations, original blue decorative cloth. £550
- BIGSBY John J. THE SHOE AND CANOE; or, Pictures of Travel in the Canadas. Chapman & Hall, 1850. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xv (i), 352; viii, 346; 4 maps (2 folding), plan, 20 engraved plates, original blue decorative blind stamped cloth, gilt vignettes, small nick at head of Vol II, a very good, clean copy. £1150
- BROWN Robert N Rudmose. THE VOYAGE OF THE 'SCOTIA'; being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration in the Antarctic Seas. Wm Blackwood, 1906. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 375, maps, illustrations, some light foxing, original grey decorative cloth, t.e.g, spine faded but upper cover vignette not faded. £750
The book was also written by Dr J Pirie and Mr R Mossman, about the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition of 1902. Spence 193.
- BULL Henrik J. THE CRUISE OF THE 'ANTARCTIC' TO THE SOUTH POLAR REGIONS. E Arnold, 1896. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 243, illustrations, original blue cloth, vignette on upper cover, slight rubbing to joints, small mark on upper cover, internally clean. £900
The copy is inscribed to Edie M Bull 5/4/1897 from J. Edie was the wife of J C Bull, who was Henrik Bull's cousin.
"Without the assistance of his English wife, Edith, as consulting oracle and dictionary in the choice of suitable words and phrases, the task would have been beyond us." H J Bull
- BYRD Richard Evelyn. DISCOVERY; the Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition. New York: G P Putnam's, 1935. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxiii, 405, illustrations, original blue cloth, spine slightly faded, inner hinge cracked, dust-jacket. £45
- CHARCOT Jean. THE VOYAGE OF THE 'WHY NOT?' IN THE ANTARCTIC; the Journal of the Second French South Polar Expedition, 1908-1910. Hodder & Stoughton, nd . 
First English Edition, 8vo, pp viii, 315, 52 plates (including folding frontispiece, tissue), 1 chart, plans, original green decorative cloth, gilt vignette ('Pourquoi Pas?'), Bookplate of Patrick Walcot, near fine. £1250
Charcot's second voyage of scientific exploration to the Antarctic region. The 'Pourquoi Pas?' was later lost in the Arctic when her boilers blew up and Charcot together with all but one of the crew were killed. Spence 262; Conrad 152
- CHERRY-GARRARD Apsley (Ed). THE SOUTH POLAR TIMES IV. Rochester: Scott Polar Research Institute, J & S L Bonham 2011. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, 4 photographic plates, 4 plates, coloured textual illustrations, blue decorative cloth, vignette (Scott's Hut) on upper cover. £250
This is a facsimile of the original manuscript, which is held by the Scott Polar Research Institute. There is an extensive introduction by Ann Savours, detailing the production of the South Polar Times. Ann has also included in this volume a comprehensive biography of the explorers who contributed to the South Polar Times. There is also a small section on polar publications.
- CHILTON Chas. THE SUBANTARCTIC ISLANDS OF NEW ZEALAND; Reports on the Geo-Physics, Geology, Zoology, and Botany of the Islands Lying to the South of New Zealand. John MacKay, 1909. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, quarto, pp xxxv, 388; 389-848; folding map in pocket Vol II,numerous illustrations, original black decorative cloth, inner joint cracked in parts, a very good set. £200
- CHRISTENSEN Lars. SUCH IS THE ANTARCTIC. Hodder & Stoughton, 1935. 
First English Edition, Second Issue, 8vo, pp xiii, 265, map on front and back endpapers, 4 extra maps (only in second issue), 45 full-page photographic illustrations, original blue cloth, dust-jacket (small wear to head and tail of spine), fine. £480
The Second Issue has the extra four maps. It is thought these maps were not ready for the First Edition.
- CHURCHILL Winston S. LETTERS. 3 July and 4 July 1952. 
2 one-page ALS. A COMPASS. Copy of the ACCOUNT, written by Commander Simpson, of the British North Greenland Expedition which was published in the Royal Geographical Journal, September 1955. £4500
The letter dated 4 July is to Commander C J W Simpson, on the departure of the British North Greenland Expedition.
The compass, issued by the US Corps of Engineers and belonging to Commander Simpson, is thought to have been taken on the Greenland Expedition.
- CONWAY Martin. THE FIRST CROSSING OF SPITSBERGEN. J M Dent, 1897. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xii, 371, 2 folding maps, 7 coloured plates, 56 plates, illustrations, original two-toned cloth (tan spine and green boards), very clean. £340
- CORDINGLEY Patrick & LIMB Sue. CAPTAIN OATES; Soldier and Explorer. London: Batsford, 1982. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 184, maps, illustrations, original blue cloth, dust-jacket. £15
- COW John. REMARKS ON THE MANNER OF FITTING BOATS for Ships of War and Transports: addressed to the officers of the Royal Navy, and Royal Artillery. W Clowes, 1841. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xiv, 15-100, tinted frontispiece, 4 lithographs (2 folding), some light browning of plates, recent blue buckram. £145
References to Captain Parry's last voyage towards the North Pole in 1827. The frontispiece is of the 'Hecla' Captain Parry's ship in the Arctic, onshore in Hecla Cove.
- CRANTZ David. THE HISTORY OF GREENLAND; an Account of the Mission carried on by the United Brethren in that Country. Longmans, 1820. 
Second Edition, 2 vols, pp xi, 359; vi, 323; 2 maps, 7 plates, a few pages with underlining, recent black calf. £380
- DAVIS C H. NARRATIVE OF THE NORTH POLAR EXPEDITION; US Ship 'Polaris'. Govt Printing Office, 1876. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 696, portrait frontispiece, 4 maps, illustrations, frontispiece and plate ('Polaris') foxed, original brown decorative cloth, re-backed using original spine, small tear in free endpaper. £120
- DAVIS John K. WITH THE 'AURORA' IN THE ANTARCTIC 1911-1914. Andrew Melrose, 1919. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp xxi, 183, illustrations, maps, some occasional light spotting, original blue decorative cloth, gilt vignette, slight rubbing to title on spine. £900
Author's presentation copy to Sir Joseph Cook. Spence 354
- DE GERLACHE Adrien. LE PREMIER HIVERNAGE DANS LES GLACES ANTARCTIQUES Relation Anecdotique Sommaire du Voyage de la 'Belgica'. Bulens, 1902. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 94, frontispiece, maps, illustrations, 2 pages carelessly opened but no loss of text, original red cloth, a little soiled. £85
- DOBELL Peter. TRAVELS IN KAMCHATKA AND SIBERIA; with a Narrative of a Residence in China. Henry Colburn, 1830. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 12mo, pp x, 341; ix, 351; coloured frontispieces, contemporary half calf, spines faded. £950
- DOORLY Gerald S. THE VOYAGES OF THE 'MORNING'. Smith Elder, 1916. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xx, 224, folding map, frontispiece, 21 illustrations, pp 6 music scores, original blue cloth, vignette (penguin) on upper cover, tipped-in note to Flexmore Hudson "an 'umble effort but mine own". Gerald S Doorly. £2350
The 'Morning' was the relief ship on Scott's first expedition (1901-04) with William Colbeck as Captain, Evans as second-in-command and Doorly as third. The idea of a book about the role of the 'Morning' on the expedition had been suggested to Evans by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle soon after the expedition had returned and Evans had approached Doorly to assist him in the task. Various circumstances arose, however, which prevented this and Doorly only completed the book some ten years later. It has become one of the rarest primary accounts of the "Golden Age" of Antarctic exploration. Renard 450; Rosove 96.A1
- FLETCHER Harold. ANTARCTIC DAYS WITH MAWSON; a Personal Account of the British, Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition 1929-31. London: Angus & Robertson, 1984. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 313, illustrations, original grey cloth, dust-jacket. £20
- FORD C Reginald. 2 ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS; 1) 'Terra Nova' in the ice. 2) a member of the Expedition skiing with Mt Erebus in the background. 
200 x150 mm, mounted on black card, crease across part of the image (skier & Mt Erebus). £4000
Ford was the Steward on Scott's first expedition to the Antarctic on the 'Terra Nova'. There are papers from family, including a copy of a long letter from Ford to "Dorothy", a genealogist; and a DVD labelled 'Find a Fortune', and ITV programme in which Ford took part. William Mills, the late Librarian of The Scott Polar Research Institute, thought the paintings to be in a very similar style to those of Edward Wilson.
- FOX Robert. ANTARCTICA AND THE SOUTH ATLANTIC. London: BBC, 1985. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 336, illustrations, original grey boards, dust-jacket. £15
- FUCHS Vivian. THE CROSSING OF ANTARCTICA. Cassell, 1958. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvii, 338, original blue cloth, dust jacket. £75
Signed by the author.
- FUCHS Vivian. OF ICE AND MEN; the Story of the British Antarctic Survey 1943-73. Oswestry: Anthony Nelson, 1982. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 383, illustrations, original blue cloth, dust-jacket. The last page of the index has been torn out. £65
- GIUDICI Davide. THE TRAGEDY OF THE 'ITALIA'; with the Rescuers to the Red Tent. London: Ernest Benn, 1928. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp viii, 216, folding map, illustrations, original black cloth, spine slightly faded. £45
- THE GRAPHIC. RIVALS - YET FRIENDS - IN THE WHITE NORTH. London: 19 September, 1896. 
FIRST EDITION, folio, pp 2, illustration. The Friends were Nansen and Jackson.
THE GRAPHIC. DR NANSEN AND MR JACKSON SHOOTING LOONS ON CAPE FLORA.
FIRST EDITION, folio, pp2 (torn with small loss to both sheets in margins but not affecting images), 3 illustrations, ex Brooklyn Library, dated 12 September 1896. £10
- HAMILTON Vesey. LETTER; to an indecipherable name about obtaining a position: "I can only wish you good luck...but have nothing to do with appointments." February, 1879. 
ALS, (February 1879), pp 3. £65
Admiral Sir Vesey Hamilton was the First Lord of the Admiralty who had previously served in Newfoundland on HMS 'Vesuvius'.
- HERMELO Ricardo S, SOBRAL Jose M & FLIESS Felipe. WHEN THE CORVETTE 'URUGUAY' WAS DISMASTED. Adélie Books, 2004. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 19, (4) appendix, coloured frontispiece ('Uruguay'), 2 textual illustrations, original grey boards, fine. £30
- HILLARY E & FUCHS V. TRANS ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION. Hillary and Fuchs on their way to the Antarctic. 
PHOTOGRAPH, 190 x 190 mm. £350
Signed by both Hillary and Fuchs.
- HUGGINS [William John] After. THE SOUTH SEA WHALE FISHERY. "Representation of the ships 'Amelia Wilson' and 'Castor' off the island of Bouro with their Boats and Crew in the various processes of Fishing, shewing the manner the Spermacetti Whales are caught, also the mode of cutting them into the Ship & Boiling the Oil upon Deck." London: Huggins, 1825. 
Original hand-coloured aquatint by Huggins, engraved by T Sutherland, 500 x 380 mm, a fine copy. £950
- HUNTFORD Roland. SHACKLETON. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1985. 
FIRST EDITION, large 8vo, pp xx, 774, illustrations, maps, original blue cloth, dust-jacket. £45
- HUNTLEY & PALMER. BISCUITS BEING DELIVERED en route to the North Pole. 
ADVERTISING COLOURED ILLUSTRATION, 115 x 90 mm. £35
- JACKSON Frederick George. THE GREAT FROZEN LAND. Macmillan, 1895. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xviii, 297, 3 maps, some light occasional foxing, original blue decorative cloth, gilt vignette (elk) on upper cover. £220
- JOHNSON Samuel. THOUGHTS ON THE LATE TRANSACTIONS RESPECTING FALKLAND'S ISLANDS. T Cadell, 1771. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp 75, recent brown calf, red morocco label. £380
A detailed history of the Islands up to 1771.
- JOYCE Ernest. JOYCE WITH DOGS & PENGUINS. 
- JOYCE Ernest. SOUTH POLAR TRAIL. Duckworth, 1929. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 220, illustrations, original blue cloth, library label on front endpaper Patrick Lort-Phillips, a WWI VC, near fine. £650
- KING Richard. NARRATIVE OF A JOURNEY TO THE SHORES OF THE ARCTIC OCEAN in 1833, 1834, and 1835; under the command of Captain Back RN. Richard Bentley, 1836. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xvii, 312; viii, 321; frontispieces, marginal foxing, contemporary brown half calf with original papered boards, slight rubbing to joints, very good. £8500
Shortly after qualifying as a medical man he obtained the post of Surgeon and Naturalist on the Expedition led by Captain George Back to the mouth of the Great Fish River (now known as Back River) between 1833 and 1835, in search of Captain John Ross. He took a prominent part in the Expedition and is frequently mentioned in Back's Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition (1936), to which he contributed botanical and meteorological appendices.
- LADIES SCOTTISH EAST GREENLAND EXPEDITION. POSTCARD; Signed by 8 Members of the Expedition. 
- LEVICK G Murray. ADELIE PENGUINS. 
Large gelatin Silver PHOTOGRAPH, 437 x 584 mm, excellent. £2000
Provenance: Sir Peter Markham Scott (1909-1989) and thence by descent to the present owners.
George Murray Levick joined Scott's 'Terra Nova' Expedition as Surgeon and Zoologist. He served as Medical Officer on Victor Campbell's Northern Party. Levick was a keen observer, who photographed extensively throughout the Expedition. His particular interest in penguins resulted in various publications including Antarctic Penguins: A Study of their Social Habits, London, 1914, which was the standard work on the subject; and Natural History of the Adélie Penguin, 1915. In later years he befriended Captain Scott's son, Peter.
- LEWIS Richard S. A CONTINENT FOR SCIENCE; the Antarctic Adventure. London: Secker & Warburg, 1965. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xx, 300, maps, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth. £20
- McCLINTOCK [Francis] Leopold. THE VOYAGE OF THE 'FOX'. London: John Murray, 1859. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xxvii, 403, advertisements, contemporary black half calf, spine with raised bands, gilt, preliminaries foxed otherwise very good. £250
- McCORMICK R. VOYAGES OF DISCOVERY IN THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC SEAS, AND ROUND THE WORLD; being Personal Narratives of Attempts to Reach the North and South Poles; and of an Open Boat Expedition up the Wellington Channel in Search of Sir John Franklin; and Her Majesty's ships 'Erebus' and 'Terror', in her Majesty's boat 'Forlorn Hope', under the command of the author. To which are added an autobiography, appendix... Sampson Low... 1884. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, large 8vo, pp xx, 432; xii, 412; portrait frontispieces, maps, 36 tinted lithographs (including 5 folding panoramas), 52 woodcuts, original blue decorative cloth, spines faded with wear to heads and tails, a faint crease on the cover of Vol 1, small split in spine of Vol 1, internally crisp. £2400
Renard 1051; Spence 747
- MARKHAM Albert H. THE GREAT FROZEN SEA; a Personal Narrative of the Voyage of the 'Alert' during the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6. Daldy, Isbister & Co, 1878. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, p xx, 440, frontispiece, 2 maps (1 folding), 8 plates (2 double-page coloured of flags), contemporary brown half morocco, spine gilt with raised bands, small nick on label, small library stamp on free endpaper, very good. £380
"Albert Markham was appointed to command HMS 'Alert' on the British Arctic Expedition, 1875-6, under the leadership of George Strong Nares. This expedition was sent by the Admiralty to attempt to reach the North Pole by way of Smith Sound, and to explore the coasts of Greenland and adjacent lands. Markham was selected to lead the polar sledging party, which set out in April 1876, man-hauling heavy sledges over sea ice. Struggling north under great hardship, the party achieved a record latitude of 83°20.5'N on 12.5.76." Howego M20
- MARKHAM Clements R. THE LANDS OF SILENCE; an History of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration. UP, 1921. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xii, 539, photogravure portrait frontispiece (some foxing), sketch maps (inclulding 1 double-page), plates, original blue decorative cloth, vignette (sailing ship) on upper cover, good. £320
Markham died in 1916 and the present work was completed from the manuscript by F H H Guillemard. The latter is responsible for the chapters on Amundsen's attempt on the South Pole. The bulk of the book is, however, Markham's work, including his concluding chapter on "Remaining Antarctic Work". Spence 755
- MARR, Scout. INTO THE FROZEN SOUTH; the 'Quest' Expedition. Cassell, 1923. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp x, 246, frontispiece (fore-edge creased with small tears in margin), illustrations, original grey decorative cloth. £55
Scout Marr accompanied Shackleton on the 'Quest' Expedition.
- MARRA John. JOURNAL OF THE 'RESOLUTION'S' VOYAGE, IN 1772, 1773, 1774 and 1775. On 'Discovery' to the Southern Hemisphere, by which The Non-Existence of the Undiscovered Continent, between the Equator and the 50th Degree of Southern Latitude, is demonstratively proved. Also a Journal of the Adventure's Voyage, in the Years 1772, 1773, and 1774. With an Account of the Separation of the two Ships, and the most remarkable Incidents that befel each... Printed for F Newbery, 1775. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xiii, [i], 328, extending map frontispiece (soiled and creased, closed tear to a fold), 5 copper-engraved plates, recent full calf, old ownership inscriptions to title-page and to text, bookplate of Ralph Carr Esq. £6750
Captain Cook's second voyage to the southern hemisphere on which Marra was a Gunner's Mate. Published anonymously and surreptitiously about eighteen months before Cook's own account. This is the first published book containing a first-hand account of the Antarctic regions and in spite of certain inaccuracies, Marra includes details not found in Cook's official narrative. Holmes 16; Hill p60; Beddie 1270; Hocken p14; Spence 758.
- MASON Theordore K. ON THE ICE IN ANTARCTICA. New York: Dodd Mead, 1978. 
Second Impression, 8vo, pp 160, illustrations, maps, some passages marked with a line in the margin, original blue cloth, dust-jacket. £10
- MAWSON Douglas. THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARD; being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. Wm Heinemann, nd [1915.] 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxx, 349; xiii, (i) blank, 338, (1) imprint; half-titles, photogravure frontispieces (vol 1 Mawson, vol 2 In Memoriam Cross), 18 colour plates with tissues, 192 plates, 9 panoramas (2 folding), 35 illustrations and maps in text, 3 folding maps loose in pocket inside lower cover of vol 2, original dark blue cloth, silver vignette on front covers ('leaning on the wind'), spines faded, 4 cm split on lower cover Vol I, internally clean. £2950
Presentation copy to "Colonel F K Essel with kind regards from Douglas Mawson".
The author, who had participated in Shackleton's 1907 expedition as a physicist, was invited to join Scott's last expedition but preferred to organize and command two scientific expeditions, this being the first. Mawson also hoped that the expedition would provide an opportunity for Australia, as a young country, to prove itself in the field of exploration. During a venture inland to the magnetic pole Mawson's two companions, Ninnis and Mertz, died and he struggled back alone for the last 115 miles. Spence 774; NZNB 1404.
- MICKLEBURGH Edwin. BEYOND THE FROZEN SEA; Visions of Antarctica. London: Bodley Head, 1987. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 256, maps, illustrations, original blue cloth. £15
- MILLER Francis Trevelyan. BYRD'S GREAT ADVENTURE; One Thousand Years of Polar Exploration.... London: Stanley Paul, 1930. 
First UK Edition, 8vo, pp 384, coloured frontispiece, maps, illustrations, original blue cloth. £25
- MILLER Francis Trevelyan. THE WORLD'S GREAT ADVENTURE. Chicago: John C Winston, 1930. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 384, illustrations, map on endpapers, original blue decorative cloth. £10
- MONTEVANS Edward. ADVENTUROUS LIFE. Hutchinson, 1946. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 259, illustrations, original blue cloth, dust jacket, very good. £220
Presentation copy from Elsa and Edward Montevans to Victoria Osborne "The one and only "Princess Victoria" with love and Best Xmas Wishes. 1946. "Victoria Osborne worked for Admiral Lord Mountevans and is mentioned in his book.
There is a Letter from Osborne to Major Best along with a Card signed by Mountevans promoting his election as Chamberlain of London.
Another Letter to Mountevans from Jane Huttenback (American Ambulance of Great Britain).
- MURRAY James & MARSTON George. ANTARCTIC DAYS; Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's men. Illustrated by the authors. Andrew Melrose, 1913. 
First Trade Edition, 8vo, pp xxi, 199, illustrations, some occasional foxing mainly in the margins, original blue cloth, spine faded, good. £750
- MURRAY James & MARSTON George. ANTARCTIC DAYS; Sketches of the Homely Side of Polar Life by Two of Shackleton's men. Illustrated by the authors. Andrew Melrose, 1913. 
Edition de luxe, quarto, pp 200, No 127 of 280, plates (4 coloured), textual illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, mounted colour illustration (lightly foxed), teg, spine slightly sunned, corners rubbed, small ink mark on lower board (5 mm wide), mounted illustration lightly foxed, internally very clean. £4750
- NANSEN Fridtjof. FARTHEST NORTH; being the Record of a Voyage of Exploration of the ship 'Fram' 1893-96 and of a fifteen months' sleigh journey by Dr Nansen and Lieut Johansen, with an appendix by Otto Sverdrup, Captain of the 'Fram'. London: Geo Newnes, 1898. 
Second Edition, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xv, 480; viii, 456; folding map, portrait, illustrations (1 coloured), olive green half calf, wear to head and tail of spines, spines rubbed, internally clean. £40
- NIELSEN Jerri. ICE BOUND; One Woman's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole. London: Ebury Press, 2001. 
Second Impression, 8vo, pp xx, 362, map, illustrations, original blue cloth, dust-jacket. £10
- OATES Lawrence Edgar. LEATHER BELT. The belt is branded 'Lego' on the inside. 
- OATES Lawrence Edgar. OATES MEMORIAL FUND. 
PAMPHLET, pp8, mint condition. £150
Over £4,000 was collected. Christies 2012
- OATES Lawrence Edgar. PERSONAL PAPERS; including 1) Three family letters from the early 19th Century. 2)Two Statements of Accounts showing Details of his Estate in 1904 and 1905. Oates was a wealthy man with over £95,000 of assets. 3) Nine Carte de Visites of family members (presumably), 19th Century. 
- OATES Lawrence Edgar. PORTRAIT. 
Contemporary photo-gravure portrait, 90 x 110 mm, wide margins, very good. £150
- OSBORN Sherard. SHIRLEY BROOKS Inviting Her to Dinner with the "Geographers", a paper will be read on a scientific expedition to the South Seas to observe the transit of Venus, a repetition of Cook's visit. 
ALS, (15 February 1869), pp3. £450
Osborn was born in Madras in 1837 and is best known for his voyage on the 'Pioneer' in search of Franklin, in the course of which he performed a remarkable sledge journey to the western extremity of Prince of Wales Island.
- OSBORNE Sherard & MCDOUGALL George F. FACSIMILE OF THE ILLUSTRATED ARCTIC NEWS; Published on board HMS 'Resolute': Captn Horatio T Austin CB. In search of the expedition under Sir John Franklin... Orskey, Bonham & Niner, 2002. 
150th Anniversary Edition, folio, numerous illustrations (many coloured), original blue decorative cloth, gilt vignette on upper cover. £125
The publishers have pleasure in announcing the reprinting of the Illustrated Arctic News originally published in 1852. It is a faithful facsimile of the original edition with all the illustrations reproduced. This edition is strictly limited to 250 copies.
Osborne & McDougal were the editors and the work is a compilation of the activities held on board during the winter period. The format is in the style of the London Illustrated News. There are poems, songs, notes, all written in fine copperplate; and we read accounts of the plays and fancy dress balls they held to keep the morale of the crew at a high level, and drive away the bogey of monotony.
The work is similar in content to The South Polar Times which was written 50 years later in the Antarctic.
- PARRY William E. 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: John Murray, 1821. 
Second Edition, quarto, pp xxix, 310, general polar chart, charts, plates, 6 plates in appendix, recent brown half calf.
PARRY William Edward. NORTH GEORGIA GAZETTE. London: John Murray, 1821.
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp xii, 132, advertisements. £650
- PARRY William E. MEMOIRS OF REAR-ADMIRAL SIR W EDWARD PARRY, KT. London: Longman, Brown, 1857. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xii, 407, portrait frontispiece, map, contemporary half calf, recently re-backed. £120
- PAYER Julius. NEW LANDS WITHIN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE; Narrative of the Discoveries of the Austrian Ship 'Tegetthoff' in the Years 1872-1874. Macmillan, 1876. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xxxi, 335; xiv, 303; 2 double-page maps, frontispieces (1 coloured and small library stamp on verso of one of them), numerous illustrations, contemporary red half calf, spine gilt with raised bands, neat repair to head of spine, spines faded, corners rubbed. £650
"Following the success of the preliminary expedition on 'Isbjørnen' the previous year (see 1871[D]), the Austrian government was induced to send a major expedition to explore northward into the Arctic Ocean from the vicinity of Novaya Zemlya." C Holland Arctic Exploration and Devlopment c 500 BC to 1915, An Encyclopedia, 1872-74[B]
- PEARY Robert Edwin. CHILDREN OF THE ARCTIC. Isbister, 1903. 
First UK Edition, 8vo, pp 120, illustrations, original green decorative cloth, vignette photograph (Marie, Peary's daughter) on upper cover, very good. £85
- THE PENNY MAGAZINE. THE WHALE FISHERY. Wm Clowes, 30 April - 31 May, 1833. 
FIRST EDITION, small quarto, pp8, 4 engraved illustrations (whale hunting). £40
This was a monthly supplement devoted to the whale fishing industry, with vivid illustrations.
- PENROSE Bernard. AN ACCOUNT OF THE LAST EXPEDITION TO PORT EGMONT, IN FALKLAND'S ISLANDS, IN THE YEAR 1772; together with the Transactions of the Company of the 'Penguin' shallop during their Stay there. J Johnson, 1775. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 81, advertisements, recent brown quarter calf, recent red morocco label. £700
- THE PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL. LOWER COVER; showing an Advertisement of Nansen Sponsoring Cadbury's Cocoa. Wm Richardson, July 21 1894. 
Original decorative wrapper. £20
- PONTING Herbert G. THE BRITISH ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1910-1913. Exhibition of the Photographic Pictures of Mr Herbert G Ponting, FRGS now Open at the Free Trade Hall Manchester. Women's Printing, nd [1914.] 
FIRST EDITION, small 8vo, pp 24, 7 illustrations, original light green wrappers, loose, mark on upper wrapper, clean internally. £395
- PONTING Herbert G. FAREWELL TO THE 'TERRA NOVA' Caption: Scott Antarctic Expedition...Farewell to the 'Terra Nova' in ink, blind stamp signature in bottom right hand corner. 
PHOTOGRAPH, , mounted, framed and glazed, image 274 x 378 mm. £3300
- PRIESTLEY Raymond E. ANTARCTIC ADVENTURE; Scott's Northern Party. T Fisher Unwin, 1914. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 384, 3 folding maps, 98 plates, 4 textual illustrations, original blue-grey decorative cloth, teg, silver vignette on spine and upper cover, minimal rubbing to gilt decoration on upper covers. £750
Spence states that many copies were destroyed in a fire at the publisher's warehouse. Spence 939
- RICHARDS R W. THE ROSS SEA SHORE PARTY 1914-17. Cambridge: Scott Polar Research Institute, 1962. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp vi, 44, map, 2 plates, original purple cloth, dust-jacket (soiled) . £85
- ROBINSON Bradley. DARK COMPANION; the Life Story of Matthew Henson, first of all great Negro Explorers. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1948. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp 256, 4 illustrations, map on endpapers, original blue cloth, dust-jacket (small loss to spine, crease on upper cover). £38
- ROSS John. EXPLANATION AND ANSWER TO MR BRAITHWAITE'S SUPPLEMENT to Captain Sir John Ross's Narrative of a Second Voyage in the 'Victory', in Search of a North-West Passage. A W Webster, 1835. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 8, original printed light brown paper wrappers,some spotting but very good. £1500
A privately funded expedition to find a north west passage under Ross's command set out in 1829 in the 'Victory', a paddle-steamer with boilers fitted by John Braithwaite, an engineer who had designed an early steam-fired engine for practical use. Unable to contend with the ice conditions, the 'Victory' made little progress south from Regent's Inlet, and was abandoned in May of 1832. The crew was eventually rescued by the whaler 'Isabella', ironically the same vessel used by Ross during his first expedition to the Arctic. In his 'Narrative of a Second Voyage', Ross rested much of the blame squarely on the 'Victory's' boilers. Braithwaite responded to Ross's criticism in a pamphlet entitled 'Supplement to Captain Sir John Ross's Narrative', in which he defends his steam machinery. Ross quickly addressed Braithwaite's remarks point by point. Arctic Bibliography 14862
- ROSS John, Sir. A VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY; made under the Orders of the Admiralty, in His Majesty's Ships 'Isabella' and 'Alexander', for the Purpose of Exploring Baffins Bay, and Enquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passaage. John Murray, 1819. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp [v], xxxix, [i, list of illustrations], 252, 144, 3 folding maps and charts including frontispiece, 15 coloured aquatint plates (4 folding), 5 sepia plates, 2 uncoloured plates, 3 folding views (headlands), 4 engraved meteorological plates (3 folding), occasional foxing to engraved plates with slight offsetting to text, recent period-style green half straight-grained morocco, gilt decorated spine, handsome. £4750
The British North West Passage Expedition of 1818, under Ross's command, with William Parry in charge of the second expedition ship 'Alexander', renewed British interest in the region that continued until Franklin's disastrous 1845-8 Expedition. Ross's ships sailed north along Greenland's west coast into Baffin's Bay, there encountering Eskimos (or "Arctic Highlanders", as Ross terms them), who had never before met white men. Ice conditions forced Ross to turn south west, and following the discovery of Coburg Island, he sailed into Lancaster Sound. His conclusion that the Sound was enclosed by land led him to continue further south, but the decision proved damaging to Ross. Parry recognised Lancaster Sound as the opening to the North West Passage, and in 1819 it was Parry, and not Ross, who led a spectacularly successful expedition into the Sound. "Blundering Ross", as Parry cruelly called him, found himself discredited, and only returned to favour in the wake of his successful 1829-33 Arctic expedition. Arctic Bibliography 14873; Sabin 73376; Abbey 634
- ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. ARCTIC COAST Examined by Dr J Rae in Spring and Summer 1851. 
CHART, 380 x 220 mm. £75
- ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. DISCOVERIES OF THE AMERICAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION (to the Northward of Sir Thomas Smith Sound) in Search of Sir John Franklin 1853-4-5 under its Command and to Illustrate the Paper of Dr E K Kane, US Navy. 
MAP, 270 x 235 mm. £75
- ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. JOURNALS (Extracts). NANSEN Fridtjof. THE SEA-ROUTE TO SIBERIA.
SCOTT Robert. SECOND EXPEDITION.
MAWSON Douglas. AUSTRALIAN EXPEDITION.
PRZYBYLLOK Eric. GERMAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 1911.
WORDIE J M. THE ROSS SEA DRIFT OF THE 'AURORA' 1915.
WATKINS Henry G. LIFE of HENRY WATKINS. RGS, 1913, 1914, 1921, 1932. 
FIRST EDITIONS, 4 Journals, 8vo, maps, photographic plates, original blue wrappers, May 1914 Journal lacks lower cover, £76
- ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. KING WILLIAM LAND showing the Line of Retreat of the Franklin Expedition. 
MAP, 250 x 160 mm. £50
- ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. OCEAN HIGHWAYS; the Geographical Record. RGS, March 1873. 
FIRST EDITION, folio, pp 373-402, 6 maps (1 coloured), 2 RGS library stamps in text, disbound, tears to pp 373-4 and map (Oxus), the article on Spitzbergen has 3 maps (1 coloured), pp 387-394, no tears or loss. £20
This relates to Spitzbergen and Greenland.
- ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. TRACK AND EXPLORATIONS OF THE GERMAN SOUTH POLAR EXPEDITION 1902-3 by Dr Von Drygalski. 
SKETCH MAP, 430 x 280 mm. £75
- ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY. TRACK OF THE SY 'MORNING' to Accompany Captain W Colbeck's Report on the Second Antarctic Relief Expedition 1903-4. 
MAP, 300 x 280 mm. £75
- RYMILL John. SOUTHERN LIGHTS; the Official Account of the British Graham Land Expedition 1934-1937. Travel Book Club, 1939. 
Second Edition, 8vo, pp xi, 296, map, illustrations, original blue cloth, spine faded. £18
- SALOPIAN JOURNAL. ARCTIC LAND EXPEDITION. Shrewsbury: 29 November, 1826. 
Newspaper, pp 4, 2 columns are devoted to the Franklin Expedition with reference to Back and Kendall canoeing in Northern Canada. £20
- SALOPIAN JOURNAL. THE PROPOSED EXPEDITION TO THE NORTH POLE BY CAPTAIN PARRY AND SIR JOHN FRANKLIN. Shrewsbury: 18 October, 1826. 
Newspaper, pp4, 1 column on the proposed expedition. £20
- SCHULZ Gustav. THE FALKLAND ISLANDS. Leipzig: Klinkhardt, nd [1887.] 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp 23, 20 photogravure plates (1 plate has a corner of the margin missing), original green decorative cloth, slipcase, small stain on a corner of upper cover.
2 POSTCARDS of the Falklands
3 PHOTOGRAPHS (faded) of Stanley harbour
1 PHOTOGRAPH of the bakery owned by Mr Edward Wilkins, foxed and creased
1 TESTIMONIAL CARD (copied from the Falkland Islands Magazine, February 1905, small loss at corner of card. £650
- [SCOTT Robert F.] CAPTAIN SCOTT WITH THE 'TERRA NOVA' BELOW HIS PORTRAIT. 
Uncoloured POSTCARD, some slight foxing. £15
- SCOTT Robert F. THE DIARIES OF CAPTAIN ROBERT SCOTT; a Record of the Second Antarctic Expedition 1910-1912. University Microfilm, 1968. 
FIRST EDITION, 6 vols, original blue cloth, near fine. £480
Spence 1078; Conrad 188
- [SCOTT Robert F.] 'DISCOVERY'. Captain Scott's Polar Barque. [1905.] 
Black and white ETCHING by Tom Whitehead, 295 x 240 mm, captioned to lower left outside plate mark, signed by artist to lower right, 2 small spots to upper area outside of plate mark, framed and glazed. £550
This fine etching shows 'Discovery' from Scott's First Antarctic Expedition moored at a quayside, possibly in London, on her return from the Antarctic.
- SCOTT Robert F. SCOTT'S LAST EXPEDITION; Vol I being the Journals of Captain R F Scott, Vol II being the Reports of the Journeys and the Scientific Work undertaken by Dr E A Wilson and the Surviving Members of the Expedition. Smith, Elder, 1915. 
Second Edition, 2 vols, large 8vo, pp xxvi, 633, advertisements; xvi, 534; 8 photogravure plates, 18 coloured plates, 11 folding panoramas, 3 double-page plates, numerous further plates, 8 maps (4 folding), original blue decorative cloth, teg, dust-jacket (some loss especially to spines). £480
- SCOTT Robert F. THE VOYAGE OF THE 'DISCOVERY'. Smith Elder, 1905. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 2 vols, pp xix, 596; xii, 508; illustrations (12 coloured), photogravure frontispieces, 2 pockets with a folding map in each, original blue cloth, gold vignette on upper covers, light rubbing to joints and head and tail of spines, upper cover medallions a little rubbed, internally clean. £750
This was the first journey Scott made to the Antarctic. Spence 1051.
- SEEMANN Berthold. NARRATIVE OF THE VOYAGE OF HMS 'HERALD'; during the Years 1845-51, under the Command of Captain Henry Kellett RN, being a Circumnavigation of the Globe, and Three Cruises to the Arctic Regions in Search of Sir John Franklin. Reeve & Co, 1853. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols-in-one, 8vo, pp xvi, 322; vii, 302; folding map, 2 coloured lithographs, contemporary green polished calf, gilt stamp (Kidderminster School) on upper cover. £1950
- [SHACKLETON Ernest H.] SHACKLETON. Underwood & Underwood, nd [1920.] 
Head and shoulders PORTRAIT PRESS PHOTOGRAPH of Shackleton, 205 x 255 mm, Underwood & Underwood copyright information to verso, slight wear to right hand margin and image, tide mark to the negative affecting lower left section of image. £75
This Portrait of Shackleton probably dates from shortly before his departure on the 'Quest' Expedition, his last voyage south. Underwood & Underwood, the original copyright owners of the image, began in the 19th Century as distributors of Stereocards. They later expanded into news photography, charging for the reproduction of this and other images.
- [SHACKLETON Ernest H.] THE SOUTH POLAR TIMES. Orskey, Bonham & Niner, 2002. 
Centenary Edition, 3 vols, quarto, numerous illustrations (many coloured), original blue decorative cloth, vignette on upper covers.
Accompanied by a facsimile of the rare original prospectus for volumes 1 and 2. £600
The publishers have pleasure in announcing the reprinting of the three volumes of The South Polar Times as originally printed - volumes 1 and 2 in 1907, and volume 3 in 1914.
Started in 1902, The South Polar Times was produced in Antarctica on Captain Scott's epic expeditions on the 'Discovery' and 'Terra Nova' - the latter being the disastrous "Last Expedition". It is a periodical written, illustrated and edited by members of the expedition - including the heroic Ernest Shackleton. It gives a fascinating insight into the life and work of the polar explorers in Antarctica.
The South Polar Times is one of the scarcest and most desirable books of polar literature, with copies selling for many thousands of pounds on the rare occasions when a set comes on the market.
The Centenary Edition is strictly limited to 350 copies. In three volumes, it is a faithful facsimile of the original edition with all the colour and monochrome illustrations reproduced. The set is uniformly bound in blue cloth, with gilt decorations, and pictorial inlays. A handsome addition to any collection of Antarctica.
- SIMPSON George. A JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLD; during the Years 1841 and 1842. London: Henry Colburn, 1847. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xi, 438; vii, 469; portrait (minimal foxing), folding map, original purple blind stamped cloth, spine faded. £650
- SMITH Charles Edward. FROM THE DEEP OF THE SEA; an Epic of the Arctic. A & C Black, 1922. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xi, 288, 2 maps (1 folding), frontispiece, 2 maps, illustrations, original grey decorative cloth, vignette on spine and upper cover, fine. £220
- SMITH Frederick. MY AMERICAN VISIT. London: Hutchinson, 1918. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp xvi, 288, advertisements, illustrations, original blue cloth, spine a little faded. £65
A signed copy from the author to Ernest Shackleton.
- SMITH Thomas W. A NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE, TRAVELS AND SUFFERINGS OF THOMAS W SMITH. Nunatak Press, 2009. 
FIRST EDITION, small folio, pp 213, maps, illustrations, original black and green decorative card. £20
Smith made three sealing voyages to South Georgia and one to the South Shetland Islands in 1821.
- SNOW W Parker. A TWO YEARS' CRUISE OFF TIERRA DEL FUEGO, THE FALKLAND ISLANDS, PATAGONIA, AND IN THE RIVER PLATE; a Narrative of Life in the Southern Seas. Longman, Brown... 1857. 
FIRST EDITION, 2 vols, 8vo, pp xvi, 376; viii, 368; 6 coloured lithographs, 3 folding maps, contemporary red-brown cloth, raised bands, gilt spine, small scuff mark to upper cover Vol II, a handsome set in an 'Eton' binding. £1850
Snow led an eventful life, during which, among other things, he "led a wild, if not criminal life" in Australia (DNB). Acted as amanuensis for Macaulay, and volunteered for a Franklin search expedition. In 1854, he commanded a South American Missionary Society ship transporting missionaries and supplies between Tierra del Fuego, the Falkland Islands and stations on the mainland. A disagreement with the Society's Falkland Islands agent resulted in Snow's dismissal from the command, and A Two Years' Cruise written on his return to England, tells the story of this period. The work sheds much light on the natives, natural history and other aspects of the southernmost part of the Continent, and contains occasional asides on Franklin's fate, which remained a central preoccupation with Snow. His book is an important work that has become scarce.
- TAYLOR Griffith. WITH SCOTT: the Silver Lining. Smith, Elder & Co, 1916. 
FIRST EDITION, Second Issue, 8vo, pp iv*-iv* (does not appear in the First Issue), v-l, (xvi), 464, 7 maps (2 folding & 4 full-page), folding panoramic plate, 43 plates, 106 textual illustrations including numerous sketch maps, appendix, index, original green cloth, vignette (Penguin), original grey dust-jacket with a small tear along one join. The book is in fine condition. Rare to find the work with a dust-jacket. £5500
This is the particularly scarce Second Issue, which has the additional 2 pages in the preliminaries.
Griffith Taylor was the senior geologist on Scott's Expedition . On his return he went back to Academia. He was Professor of Geography at Sydney, Chicago and Toronto. Spence1183.
- TRAILL H D. THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FRANKLIN, RN. John Murray, 1896. 
FIRST EDITION, 8vo, pp (ii), 454, advertisements, portrait frontispiece (blind stamp in margin), folding map, 4 illustrations, p6 has an inch tear, original brown decorative cloth, ex-library with accession number on spine,. £35
- TURNER-TURNER J. THREE YEARS HUNTING AND TRAPPING IN AMERICA AND THE GREAT NORTH WEST. Maclure, 1888. 
FIRST EDITION, quarto, pp viii, 182, advertisements, portrait frontispiece, maps, illustrations, original blue decorative cloth, very good. £380
- WEDDELL James. TWO OF THE ORIGINAL WATERCOLOURS Painted by Weddell and used as illustrations in his book A Voyage to the South Pole. 1) Brig 'Jane' and Cutter 'Beaufoy' at Latitude 68°S, passing to the south through a chain of ice islands, February 1823, see p34. 2) Brig 'Jane' and Cutter 'Beaufoy' at Latitude 74°.15'S returning northward, 20 February 1823, see p44. [1823.] 
8 x 11 ins, framed and glazed, some foxing, 2 tears in margin of 'Jane' and 'Beaufoy' at Lat 68°S. £45000
Provenance by the Weddell family and thence by descent.
Ewbank Clarke Auctioneers 2012.
On Weddell's third voyage to the Antarctic, 1822-24, he again commanded the 'Jane' , while the Captain of the 'Beaufoy' was Matthew Brisbane. Together they sailed to the South Orkneys once more. Sealing proved disappointing, though, and after searching for land between the South Shetlands and the South Orkneys (and not finding any), they turned south in the hope of finding better sealing grounds. The season was unusually mild and tranquil, and on February 20, 1823, the 2 ships reached latitude 74°.15'S and longitude 34°.16'45W (-74.25, -34.279): the southernmost position any ship had ever reached up to that time. A few icebergs were sighted but no sight of land, leading Weddell to theorise that the sea continued as far as the South Pole. Weddell decided to turn back but another 2 days' sailing would have brought the ships to Coat's Land (to the east of the Weddell Sea). The region would not be visited again until 1911.
- WILKES Charles. NARRATIVE OF THE UNITED STATES' EXPLORING EXPEDITION DURING THE YEARS 1838-1842. US: np, 1845. 
Reprint of the Antarctic Section, Condensed and Abridged Edition, 8vo, pp 281-365, illustrations, blue paper wrappers. £25
Originally printed by Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia).