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1 Amundsen, Roald My Life As An Explorer
Garden City, NY Doubleday, Page & Co. 1927 First American Edition Blue Cloth w/Gilt Titling Very Good Ex-Library, Hard Cover 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall Inscribed & Signed by Author
In original blue cloth binding with minimal library identifiers, and from the collection of John Pearson, former member and one-time president of the Rowfant Club of Cleveland; Signed by the celebrated explorer and author for the Museum of The Peaceful Arts, Manhattan, which in 1927 was located in the old Scientific American Building. The Museum of the Peaceful Arts later became the Museum of Science and Industry. This is Amundsen's last book, and signed copies are extremely hard to find. Born in Borge, Ostfold, Norway, Roald Amundsen is said by many to be the greatest Polar explorer of the 20th century. In 1911, Roald Amundsen and his men were the first humans to reach the South Pole. A 1925 flight over the North Pole nearly met with disaster, but Amundsen prevailed. He and his men returned safely in their Dornier Do J Flying Boat N-25, after being on the ice for over three weeks. In 1926, Amundsen made a historic flight over the Arctic aboard the Norweigan airship Norge, becoming the first undisputed explorer to reach the North Pole. The previous claims of Cook, Peary and Byrd as being the first are all in dispute. On June 18, 1928, Amundsen, flying with a rescue party searching for the Italian airship, Italia, crashed somewhere over the Barents Sea. Amundsen and his aircraft have never been found. As recently as 2009, the Royal Norweigan Navy unsuccessfully searched for the wreckage using an unmanned submarine, Hugin 1000. This former Museum of Peaceful Arts library copy is thusly marked in a few places, including the call numbers on the spine, and lacks its dust jacket; The boards are lightly shelf worn, spine extremities and corners worn and/or bumped. 
Price: 4300.00 USD
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2 Andree, S.A.; Strindberg, Nils; Froenkel, K. (from the Diaries and Journals of); Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography (edited By); Adams-Ray, Edward (translated from the Swedish by) Andree's Story: The Complete Record of His Polar Flight, 1897
NY Blue Ribbon Books, Inc. 1930 Boys' Edition Illustrated Cloth Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Plates 
Previous owner's stamped name on fep, news clipping laid in. Else clean and tight. Orange top edge. Light shelf and character wear to binding. 250pp. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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3 Bacon, Walter Highway to the Wilderness: A Sojourn Beyond the Artctic Circle
NY The Vanguard Press, Inc. 1961 Embossed Red Cloth Very Good+ Good+ (in mylar) Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Maps 
Clean and tight textblock. Lightly shelf worn binding. Price-clipped dust jacket with small chip to head of spine and top edge on back cover, small chip to bottom corner of front cover, several closed tears to extremities. 189pp., including glossary and index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Brown, R. N. Rudmose The Polar Regions: A Physical and Economic Geography of the Arctic and Antarctic
London Methuen & Co. Ltd 1927 First UK Edition Cloth Good+ Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Maps/Diagrams 
Previous owner's stamped name on fep, moisture stain along edges and gutter of front/back end pages. Otherwise clean and tight. Shelf wear, light to moderate fraying of edges, corners and spine extremities; 245p., including index. 
Price: 135.00 USD
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5 Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World: Antarctic 1910-1913
NY The Dial Press 1930 First American Edition Mustard Cloth Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Dr. Edward A. Wilson & Members of Expedition (maps & illustrations) 
Clean and tight textblock. Bumped corners, frayed/chipped spine extremities; lacks dust jacket; 585p., including glossary and index. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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6 Comber, W. M. Wilfred Grenfell The Labrador Doctor
London Lutterworth Press 1960 Fifth Impression Cloth Very Good Very Good (in mylar) Hard Cover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
106pp. Light pencil underlining on page 105, otherwise textblock and binding is very clean and tight. Very minimally rubbed or worn, unclipped dust jacket. 
Price: 13.53 USD
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7 Cook, Frederick A. Through the First Antarctic Night 1898-1899: A Narrative of the Voyage of the "Belgica" Among Newly Discovered Lands and Over an Unknown Sea About the South Pole
London William Heinemann 1900 First U.K. Edition Embossed Blue Cloth Very Good Hard Cover 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall Color Frontispiece/B&W and Color Plates/Maps/Drawings/Charts. 
Beautiful, First U.K. Edition. Color Frontispiece, 73 Black and White Plates, 3 Color Plates. Blind embossed on title page as "Presentation Copy"; Appendix containing a summary of the scientific results includes charts and tables. The Narrative of the voyage of the Belgica and its crew from their stops in Rio di Janiero to the long winter spent unexpectedly in Antarctica. Blue cloth with gilt titling on front cover and spine label, white ship scene embossed on front cover. overall light shelf wear, bumped corners, light character blemishes/spots on back cover. 478pp., including appendix and index. 
Price: 950.00 USD
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8 Cook, Frederick A. (edited, with Intro. by) Return from the Pole: A True Story of Adventure and Exploration: A New Chapter in the Cook-Peary Controversy
NY Pellegrini & Cudahy 1951 Blue Cloth Near Fine Very Good (in mylar) Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Frontispiece 
Textblock and binding vry clean and tight, with spine extremities bumped; the unclipped, spine-faded dust jacket is moderately worn at the edges and spine extremities; 335p., including notes and bibliography. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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9 Fleming, Archibald Lang (The Flying Bishop) Archibald the Arctic: The Adventurous Life Story of the Famous Scotsman Who Dared to Desolate Wastes of Baffin Land and Beyond, Where No White Man Had Ever Been, to Bring Christianity to the Eskimo
NY Appleton-Century-Crofts, Inc. 1956 First Edition Cloth Very Good Good (in mylar) Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Photographs/Mapped End Pages 
Mapped end pages. Clean and tight textblock. Lightly shelf worn binding; Unclipped dust jacket, generally scuffed and worn, with chipped spine extremities,several closed edge tears, and tired. 399p., including index. 
Price: 9.50 USD
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10 Fleming, Fergus Barrow's Boys: The Original Extreme Adventures: A Stirring Story of Darring, Fortitude and Outright Lunacy
NY Atlantic Monthly Press 1998 0871138042 / 9780871138040 Uncorrected Proof Glossy Wraps Near Fine Paperback 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Uncorrected proof. Immaculately clean and tight textblock, appears unread. Light dent on back corner on foot of spine. 489pp., including bibliographical references and index. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Hambly, M.V. (ed.) Arctic: Volume 27, No. 3, September, 1974
Quebec, Canada Arctic Institute of North America 1974 Stapled Very Good Magazine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall B&W Photographs & Illustrations 
Text block clean and tight with light wear to binding. In this issue: Whirl Lake, Discontinuous Permafrost Zone - Manitoba, Arctic Beaches - Freezeup Processes, Four Ice Caps, Queen Elizabeth Islands. 
Price: 7.71 USD
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12 Jack, Robert Arctic Living
London Hodder & Stoughton 1957 First Edition Green Cloth Very Good Fair (in mylar) Hard Cover Duodecimo Inscribed By Author
a very clean, tight copy with light shelf and corner wear; 12 lines, in ink on the ffep in the author's hand; dust jacket spine faded, chipped and torn, with all other edges lightly rubbed. a very nice copy, inscribed by the author to someone at Hofn Base, Iceland (a NATO Early-Warning Radar Site). 
Price: 42.50 USD
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13 Kitto, F.H. The North West Territories 1930
Ottawa Dept of the Interior, Ottawa; North West Territories and Yukon Branch 1930 First Edition Blue Wraps Very Good Paper Back 8vo - Over 7 3/4" -9 3/4 " Tall Photographs 
textblock very clean and tight with no marginalia, underlining or highlighting; 137pp., including sections on District of MacKenzie, District of Keewatin, and District of Franklin; bound in blue, side-stapled wraps, slightly sunned and character-worn. 
Price: 121.25 USD
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14 Lewis, David and George, Mimi Icebound In Antarctica
NY W.W. Norton 1988 First American Edition Cloth Very Good+ Very Good (in mylar) Hard Cover Octavo 
remainder mark on bottom edge. 242pp., including index. 
Price: 7.50 USD
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15 MacMiillan, Miriam Green Seas and White Ice
NY Dodd, Mead and Co. 1948 Cloth Good No Jacket Hard Cover Octavo Photos 
reading copy, clean and complete; front and rear end papers split at the gutter, with the hinges still intact; worn and bumped corners and spine extremities; 
Price: 6.06 USD
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16 MacMillan, Miriam (by); Thomas, Lowell (intro. by) Green Seas and White Ice
NY Dodd, Mead and Company 1948 Fifth Edition Embossed Blue Cloth Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Captain MacMillan (endpaper Photograph & Eight exposures at Twenty-Minute Intervals of the Midnight Sun at Etah, North Greenland, Land and Water Photographed 8 Times on Same place)/Diagrams Signed & Inscribed By Author
Author's ink signature and inscription on half title page; Former owner's bookplate on fep, else textblock is clean and tight. Light fraying to the corners, shelf wear to head and foot of spine, and faint scratching to back cover. Lacks dust jacket; 287p. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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17 Marsh, George Under Frozen Stars
Philadelphia The Penn Publishing Company 1928 First Edition Cloth Good+ Good (in mylar) Hardcover 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Foxed and aged. Shelf worn. Otherwise textblock and binding is clean and tight. Unclipped dust jacket with large chips to top edge of front cover, moderate loss to extremities. 302pp. 
Price: 33.00 USD
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18 Members of the Expedition (by); Brown, Alec (translated by) The Voyage of the Chelyuskin
NY The Macmillan Company 1935 First Edition Blue Cloth Very Good Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Plates/maps 
1939 ink gift inscription on fep; textblock is clean and tight. binding is sunned and lightly worn/bumped along the edges; Lacks dust jacket; 325p. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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19 Morris, M.E. The Icemen: A Novel of Antarctica
Novato, CA Presidio 1988 0891412816 / 9780891412816 First Edition Boards Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed & Inscribed By Author
Mapped fep/ffep; author's ink signature and inscription on title page, very clean and tight textblock. Black paper-covered boards with minimal edge-rubbing. Unclipped dust jacket, minor wear to edges and corners. 330p. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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20 Nansen, Fridtjof Through Siberia the Land of the Future
NY Stokes 1914 First American Edition Black Cloth Very Good No Dust Jacket Hard Cover 4to - Over 9 " -12" Tall B & W Photographs; 3 Folding Maps Tipped-in 
Translated by Arthur G. Chater. Ex-library with usual stamps and labels. Internally clean and sound. Binding has been glued on the spine. Corners bumped and frayed. 478 pp., including appendix and index. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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