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The Story of Dr. Scoresby: The Arctic Explorer (Lessons from Noble Lives)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, T. Nelson and Sons: 1877

Seller ID: 37489

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Green decorated cloth. Small, oval color paper illustration on front board. Some bumping, light rubbing at spine extremities. Some bumping, wear at top rear corners; a bit of light bumping, wear at other corners. Some soil/spotting to rear board. Front board and spine quite clean; spine perhaps with just a bit of sunning. Pencilled gift inscription on front flyleaf. Endpapers quite foxed. Some foxing/freckling to page edges. A bit of light smudging, foxing to first and l... View more info

Heroes of the Farthest North and Farthest South

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company: N.D.

Seller ID: 43950

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


No publication date; circa 1910. Picture of R. F. Scott as frontis and on front cover. Some bumping light rubbing at spine extremities and corners. Light surface rubbing. Tiny tear in cloth at top edge of front board. Very slight spine lean. Spine lettering completely faded. "Adapted from J. Kennedy MacLean's 'Heroes of the Polar Seas'".; 7 x 4-3/4"; 240 pages View more info

Andree's Story: The Complete Record of his Polar Flight, 1897

By: Andree, S. A.; Nils Strindberg; and K. Fraenkel (translated by Edward Adams-Ray)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, The Viking Press: 1930

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 52756

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Spine extremities light bumped. Spine very slightly sunned, and hint of sunning around the board edges. Else binding clean. Endpapers foxed / age-darkened. Topstain faded. Else pages clean. Chipping at the DJ spine head and corners, and a bit at the spine tail. Some age-darkening, rubbed surface soil to the DJ. ; 389 pages View more info

Ice-Bound: A Trader's Adventures in the Siberian Arctic

By: Ashton, James M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 44203

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Just a bit of very light bumping at the spine extremities. A bit of rubbing to the spine gilt. Else binding quite clean. 1/4" tear on front endpaper at upper hinge. Endpapers appear somewhat age-toned. Else pages clean. B&W photographs. Fold-out map at rear. ; B&W Photographs; 235 pages View more info

Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Actic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835

By: Back, Captain

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, E. L. Carey & A. Hart: 1837

Seller ID: 44205

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Original binding; Paper covered boards, cloth spine with paper spine label. Four pages of ads at front. Folding map present. Wear at corners and spine extremities; some edgewear. Paper-covered boards foxed, with some rubbed soil. Some chipping to paper spine label, but barely touches lettering. Endpapers and first and last few pages quite foxed. Moderate foxing elsewhere. Fold-out map foxed, but there are no tears. ; B&W Illustrations; 456 pages View more info

Come North With Me An Autobiography

By: Balchen, Bernt

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, E. P. Dutton & Co: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 57297

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Light rubbing on spine extremities and board corners. Very light bumping on top tips of board corners. Small, faint smudge on front board. Else binding clean. Pages clean. DJ spine slightly sunned; lettering sunned from yellow to white. Some rubbing on DJ spine extremities and fold corners. Some light staining on DJ spine and panels. Light surface rubbing on rear DJ panel. ; B&W Photographs; 318 pages View more info

A Chronological History of Voyages Into the Arctic Regions (1818) Undertaking chiefly for the purpose of discovering a North-East, North-West or Polar passage between the Atlantic and Pacific

By: Barrow, John

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Barnes & Noble: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 38960


Hardcover. Facsimile reprint. Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. Library label on front board and on spine tail. Light rubbing at extremities and edges. Else binding fairly clean. Pages clean, but for library markings. Fold-out map. 379 pages, plus 48 page appendix. ; Ex-Library View more info

Voyages Of Discovery And Research With The Arctic Regions

By: Barrow, Sir John

Price: $70.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1846

Seller ID: 53408


Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. Modern library re-binding in blue buckram. Both maps present; single sheet map bound near front instead of where called-for. Library markings on title page, page edges and front flyleaf. Else pages are clean, but for a bit of foxing. The fold-out map has been taped on the rear along one long edge, and a couple of other smaller pieces. Bit of foxing to the rear of the map, and a library stamp in the outer margin. ; 7" X 4.5"... View more info

Nansen in the Frozen World

By: Berens, S. L. (ed)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Eau Claire WI, F. L. Tronsdal: 1897

Seller ID: 27862

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


(1897). 1" loss, with tears at spine head. Some rubbing. Spine a bit sun-lightened (gilt lettering appears mostly unaffected) . Front hinge split. Pages just a bit age-toned; else pages clean. Also bound is same volume is "A Brief History of the Principal Earlier Arctic Explorarions", by John E. Read. ; B&W Illustrations; 531 pages View more info

Nansen in the Frozen World: The "Fram" Expedition [also "...Journey Across Northern Greenland with Lieut. R. E. Peary" and "A Brief History of the Principal Earlier Arctic Explorers"]

By: Berens, S. L. (ed)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, IL, National Publishing Company: 1897

Seller ID: 44224

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Attractive decorated binding. Light rubbing at the corners and spine extremities. Spine a bit sun-darkened; gilt somewhat faded. A bit of light soil at the bottom edges of the boards. Else binding quite clean. Front hinge starting. Foxing to the page edges and a bit to the front endpapers. Inked gift inscription (dated 1897) on the first blank. Else pages clean. ; B&W Illustrations; 531 pages View more info

The Voyage of the Chelyuskin (By Members of the Expedition)

By: Brown, Alec (translator)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, The MacMillan Company: 1935

Seller ID: 44188

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


SD. NAP. Just a bit of light rubbing at the spine extremities and tips of corners. 1-1/4" x 1/4" stain on the rear board. Spine somewhat sun-darkened; lettering appears only slightly affected. Else binding clean. DJ blurb pasted on the front pastedown. Previous owners name and 1938 date inked on the front flyleaf. Small ding in page top edges. Else pages clean. ; B&W Photographs; 324 pages View more info

The Frozen Land: The Story of North Polar Expeditions with Nordenskiold, Nares, Greely, De Long, Nansen and Jackson-Harmsworth

By: Douglas, M.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, DeWolfe, Fiske & Company: N.D.

Seller ID: 44220

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


No publication date; circa 1900. Decorated cloth. Some light foxing, spotting to front board; decoration/illustration still quite clean. Rear board soiled. Spine somewhat sun-darkened; lettering appears mostly unaffected. Front hinge cracked after flyleaf. Pages a bit age-toned. Color illustrations clean & bright. ; Color and B&W plates; 176 pages View more info

Arctic Harpooner: A Voyage on the Schooner Abbie Bradford 1878-1879

By: Ferguson, Robert; edited by Leslie Dalrymple Stair

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press: 1938

Edition: First US Edition

Seller ID: 44131

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. Rubbed spot at spine tail from label removal. Boards soiled, smudged. Bottom front corner bumped. Previous owners name inked on front flyleaf. Erasure on the title page. Library inkstamps. No dustjacket. ; B&W Illustrations; 216 pages View more info

Adrift on an Ice-Pan

By: Grenfell, Wilfred Thomason

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1909

Seller ID: 44186

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


NAP. Light surface rubbing. A bit of bumping at extremities. Else binding clean. VERY slight spine twist. Pages clean. ; B&W Photographs; 69 pages View more info

Stefansson: Prophet of the North

By: Hanson, Earl Parker

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 39424

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Hardcover. Light bumping and rubbing to spine extremities. A few small stains on rear board. Else binding clean. Heavy pencil inscription (partially erased) on front flyleaf. Very faint dampstaining to bottom corners of pages. Bit of rubbed soil to page tops. Else pages clean. 2" tear and chip to bottom corner of rear DJ panel. Dampstaining to bottom DJ corners and edge. Light rubbing, with some tiny tears, to DJ edges. DJ spine and portion of front panel sunned. Som... View more info

Toughing It Out The Adventures of a Polar Explorer and Mountaineer

By: Hempleman-Adams, David

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Orion Books: 1997

Edition: NAP

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 55498

ISBN: 0752811576

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Signed, with a general inscription, on title page. Tiny tear at spine head. Slight spine twist. Else binding clean. Page edges slightly yellowed. Else pages clean. Very light bumping on top DJ edge. Tiny closed tear on DJ spine head. Very light rubbing on DJ fold corners. Else DJ clean & bright. ; Color Photographs; 263 pages; Signed by Author View more info

The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross, R. N. Knt. to the Arctic Regions; for the Discovery of a North West Passage; Performed in the Years 1829-30-31-32 and 33...

By: Huish, Robert

Price: $240.00

Publisher: London, John Saunders: 1835

Seller ID: 53427


716 pages, plus plates. Two title pages; one engraved. Six plates at rear, frontis, and 1 map. There is no folding table. There is an appendix, but no supplement. Marbled leather. The book has been professionally repaired at some time in the past; the front board has been re-attached, and there are repairs to the spine head. Wear at the corners. The rear outer hinge is delicate, worn with some cracking, and 1/2" tear at the spine tail. Some wear along the spine. Some... View more info

Arctic Explorations: The Second and Last United States Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin

By: Kane, Elisha Kent

Price: $85.00

Publisher: R. W. Bliss and Company: 1869

Seller ID: 52845

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Leather bound. Wear at spine extremities and corners. Leather dry. Binding still solid. Endpapers rubbed, with some soil. Pencilled previous owners inscription on the second blank. Else pages clean. This is a fairly heavy book; Priority and/or International may require shipping over and above standard costs. ; 766 pages View more info

Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, 1853, '54, '55 (Volume 1)

By: Kane, Elisha Kent

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, Childs & Peterson: 1857

Seller ID: 53527

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Volume 1 only. Rebound in blue buckram. Wrong author name gilt-stamped on spine. Illustrations; fold-out map present. Very light surface rubbing on cloth binding. Foxing, some dampstaining in the margins of the plates. Closed tear repaired with clear tape on last page of text. The fold-out map is age-darkened, with a 3/4" mostly closed tear at the edge of one fold. ; B&W Illustrations; 464 pages View more info

A Brief Narrative of an Unsuccessful Attempt to Reach Repulse Bay, Through Sir Thomas Rowe's "Welcome", in His Majesty's Ship Griper in the Year MDCCCXXIV

By: Lyon, G. F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Coles Publishing Company: 1971

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 46843


Ex-Library copy; with typical markings. Library rebinding in blue buckram. Library label on front board and label residue on the spine tail. A couple tiny spots of soil on the boards. Else binding clean. Pages clean, but for library markings. Fold-out map. No dustjacket. ; 198 pages; Ex-Library View more info