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Amundsen, Roald and Ellsworth, L.
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FIRST CROSSING OF THE POLAR SEA
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"W26754" "" "First Crossing of the Polar Sea." "Polar" ". George H. Doran, N.Y. 1927, first edition, 324 pages, profusely illustrated with B & W photographs. Includes additional chapters by members of the expedition. Heavily financed by Ellsworth, transfer of ownership of the the Italian airship ""N1"" was arranged with Mussolini's support, and it was rechristened ""The Norge."" Umberto Nobile, who had supervised construction and who had operating experience with ""N1"" was chosen as commander of the ""Norge."" The flight in 1926 took Amundsen and Ellsworth across the North Pole from Spitsbergen to Alaska. Flags of the three countries involved, Norway, Italy and the U.S. wer dropped at the Pole. No dust jacket. Moderate wear. Very Good Plus.  ID#: 2685

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Carrighar, Sally
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ICEBOUND SUMMER
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"T30296" Alfred A. Knopf, N.Y. 1953, first edition, 262 pages, illustrations by Henry B. Kane. The author re-creates the mood and events when winter briefly relaxes its frozen grip in the Far North. She records the joy and ordeals of animals and humans alike at this climactic moment of their lives -- when life and death are but a step apart, when the hunter becomes the hunted. Dust jacket is complete and Near Fine. The book itself is Fine.  ID#: 2565

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De Poncins, Gontran
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KABLOONA
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"SN29726" Garden City Publishing, N.Y. 1941, first edition, 359 pages plus 32 pages of incredible B & W photographs of Eskimo people and their life, map endpapers, line drawings by the author. ""A white man, journeying alone among the Eskimos, describes their lives, customs and amazing social code in a series of powerful and unforgettable sketches of a people whose civilization is a throw-back to the ice age."" No dust jacket. Has a previous owner bookplate on an interior endpaper. Very Good Plus.  ID#: 3697

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Finnie, Richard
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CANADA MOVES NORTH
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"T27333" Macmillan, N.Y. 1942, 1st printing stated, 227 pages, B & W photos, map endpapers. A book devoted to the Northwest Terrtories by a prominent member of the Explorer's Club . Its history, resources, opportunities. No dust jacket. Clean, tight and Very Good.  ID#: 3201

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Fleming, Fergus
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NINETY DEGREES NORTH, THE QUEST FOR THE NORTH POLE
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"T30462" Grove Press, N.Y. 2001, first American edition stated, 470 pages, illustrated with B & W photographs, paintings and drawings, map.This book is a high octane,swashbuckling history of the:ice-clumped lunatics who vied to conquor ultimate north.. Intrepid, obsessive, sometimes just plain insane, they endured, scurvy, months-long ice traps, unspeakable deprivation, polar bear attacks and sunless minus hundred degree winters that often led to mutiny and madness. Dust jacket is price-clipped otherwise jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 2991

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FRANCIS, DANIEL
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Discovery of the North
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[T29723] Hurtig, Publishers, Edmonton 1986, first edition, 224 pages, B & W photographs and other illustrations, several maps. The Exploration of Canada's Arctic featuring the golden age of arctic exploration from Martin Frobisher in the sixteenth century to the controversial Vilhjamur Stefansson in the early twentieth. Dust jacket and book are Very Fine.  ID#: 341

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Freuchen, Peter
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PETER FREUCHEN'S BOOK OF THE ESKIMOS
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"T30251" World Publishing, Cleveland and N.Y. 1961, 441 pages, illustrated with B & W photographs, map endpapers. An authoritative overview of Eskimo life from a time that will never return. No dust jacket. Except for a couple of bent pages, contents are tight and clean. Very Good.  ID#: 2436

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Greely, Adolphus W.
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THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE
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"T27702" "" "Three Years of Arctic Service" "Polar" ". Scribner's 1886, first edition, two volumes, Volume I - 428 pages. Volume II - 444 pages, with nearly 100 illustrations made from photographs taken by the party and with the official maps and charts. ""An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North."" Relief parties failed to reach them forcing a march in which all but seven died. Full leather covers show wear and aging especially on the spine and hinges. Black spine label are partially torn off. There are a few water-stains in margins only but this is minor. Overall the text is unmarked and clean. Previous owner's bookplates are on the front "T27702" "Greely, Adolphus W." "Three Years of Arctic Service" "Polar" "THREE YEARS OF ARCTIC SERVICE. Scribners 1886, first edition, two volumes, Volume I - 428 pages. Volume II - 444 pages, with nearly 100 illustrations made from photographs taken by the party and with the official maps and charts. ""An Account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition of 1881-84 and the Attainment of the Farthest North."" Relief parties failed to reach them forcing a march in which all but seven died. Full leather covers show wear and aging especially on the spine and hinges. Black spine label are partially torn off. There are a few waterstains in margins only but this is minor. Overall the text is unmarked and clean. Previous owner's bookplates are on the front pastedowns.The endpapers and page edges are marbled Pocket and inserted maps are intact and overall for books this old condition is Good only. endpapers and page edges are marbled Pocket and inserted maps are intact and overall for books this old condition is Good only.  ID#: 3497

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Grierson, John
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HEROES OF THE POLAR SKIES
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"T25004" Meredith Press, N.Y. 1967, 1st U.S. edition, 180 pages, B & W photos, map endpapers. Polar Men and Polar regions, biographies of some of the greatest airmen - Andree, Wellman, Amundsen, Byrd, Nobile, Ellsworth and Wilkins. No dust jacket. Fine.  ID#: 2642

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Heacox, Kim
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SHACKLETON, THE ANTARCTIC CHALLENGE
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"T30742" National Geographic, Washington, D.C. 1999, first edition, large 4to, 215 pages, illustrated with many historic B & W photographs and supplemented with spectacular color plates that complement the activity in the book, map endpapers.An extremely well written book that reveals much insight into the famous explorer and his leadership.. Dust jacket, Very Fine.  ID#: 3805

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Hunt, William R.
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Arctic Passage
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[T27709] Scribner's, N.Y. 1975, 1st edition, 395 pages, B & W photos. The turbulent history of the land and people of the Bering Sea 1697 - 1975. For over two and a half centuries, men traveled north to the land bridge comprising the Aleutian-Commander Islands. This is the story of some of the adventurers who came to this remote area. Dust Jacket, Fine.  ID#: 347

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Jenness, Diamond
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The People of the Twilight
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[T29856] University of Chicago Press 1975 reprint, 250 pages, B & W illustrations. Two years among the Eskimos above the Arctic Circle - an intimate account of a primitive life now extinct. Paper wraps. Fine.  ID#: 349

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Kane, Elisha Kent
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The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin
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[26162] Harper & Brothers, N.Y. 1854, 552 pages,12 engraved and lithographed plates as well as numerous wood engraved vignettes, folding map is worn on the edges and slightly soiled but is complete. The book is beautifully custom bound in half leather and with marbled endpapers. The page edges are marbled. There are a few scattered spots of soiling or foxing but overall the text is clean and sound. Two ships, the Rescue and the Advance.went to the Lancaster Sound in search of Sir John Franklin in 1850-51. Kane was the surgeon of the expedition and this book is based on his memoirs. It recounts the organization and course of the journey with comments on the Eskimos, the fauna, hunting, ice conditions, etc. There is a pencilled prevoious owner signature and the date 1954 and also a blindstamp seal on the 2nd endpaper. Overall a Very Good Plus copy of a scarce item.  ID#: 350

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Keely, Robert N and Davis, G.G.
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In Arctic Seas, the Voyage of the "Kite"
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[T26759] Rufus C. Hartranft, Philadelphia 1892, first edition, 524 pages, illustrated by maps, portraits and photographic views. Narrative of the expedition of 1891 to convey Peary to the northwestern shore of Greenland and of the second voyage of the "Kite" in 1892 to bring the party home again, "The Peary Relief Expedition." Pictorial cover somewhat dull. There is a previous owner inscription dated 1892 on an interior endpaper page, Although the cover shows some discoloration and wear the book is solid and tight and the pages are clean. Overall a Very Good copy.  ID#: 351

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LOPEZ, BARRY
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ARCTIC DREAMS
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[020149] NEW YORK: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1986, 1986. Hardcover. / Dust Jacket Included. BOMC. The author's studies, reflections and inspiration about and from the Arctic regions. Fine/Very Good Plus DJ slightly worn.  ID#: 352

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