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A History of Polar Exploration
Mountfield, David,
ISBN: 0803737386
Dial Press, New York, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 208 pp., 200+ black and white illustrations (maps, engravings & paintings, photographs) and 24 colour plates. Fp: A grotto in the Antarctic ice with the Terra Nova in the background. FEP: Map of Arctic Ocean. REP: Map of Antarctic Ocean. A general history of exploration and the motives for many of the expeditions. The spine of the boards and the edge of the front panel are slightly discoloured from sunning, the dust wrapper shows edge wear along the top and has several small tears at the base of the back panel. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; History; Exploration; Antarctica; ISBN: 0803737386. ISBN/EAN: 9780803737389. Inventory No: 0202645. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Antarctica: a Traveller's Tale
Bailey, Jean.,
ISBN: 0207138214
Angus & Robertson, London, 1980. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. pp. front endpaper map, [viii], 184, (last 2 blank); 16 pages of colour plates (19 illusts.), 11 text drawings, With charcoal drawings by Lorraine Hannay.; original white cloth-grained boards, illustrated dustwrapper. Previous owner's bookplate on front paste down, and stamp on title page :-( At an age when most people retire, Jean Bailey set of on an adventure of a lifetime, a trip to Antarctica. This is her telling of that adventure. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Travel; Antarctica; ISBN: 0207138214. ISBN/EAN: 9780207138218. Inventory No: 0200389. Good Condition
Price: $22.40 (AUD)
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Antarctica; the Last Continent
Cameron, Ian & Kingsley-Rowe, Elizabeth,
Little, Brown & Co, Boston, 1974. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. 1.0 kg; 256pp., bibliography, index, black and white and colour illustrations and maps. In original dark green cloth covered hardcover binding, with wraparound illustrated dustwrapper reproducing the Dollman painting of 1913. The top edge of the dustwrapper is rubbed with small chips, and there is a quarter inch tear bottom left and a half inch tear bottom right of the front panel. No other damage to report. " Antarctica - five and a half million square miles of windswept ice - is the most desolate, yet in some ways the most beautiful area on earth. Its exploration has been a unique challenge; a contest between nature at her most awe-inspiring and man at his most inquisitive. The Ancients concept of Antarctica was of a Great Southern Continent filled with 'Brazil Wood,Elephants and Gold,' but the voyages of the sealers into the tempestuous waters south of Cape Horn, and early explorations culminating in Cook's brilliant achievements, brought about man's first groping contact with the new continent and finally disproved the theories of a fabulous, populated landmass. The first sighting of the mainland is attributed to the little-known Russian, Thaddeus von Bellinghausen, whose landfall, due to the time lag of the Julian Calendar, is proved conclusively to have predated those of his British and American contemporaries. The accolade of the first landing, is awarded to the New England sealer John Davis, whose ship's log has only recently been discovered. The tragic depredations of the whalers, the race for the South Pole and the tragedy of Scott's last journey, the first crossing of the continent by the British Antarctic Expedition and the establishment of scientific observatories are among the further highlights of this story of man's presence on Antarctica. The illustrations complements and enhance the text. They include rare prints from the Soviet Union, original and unpublished paintings recently discovered in a British museum, and photographs by some of the world's leading photographers". The author concludes with a summary of our present knowledge of Antarctica and its future in the light of recent geological findings. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0229900. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
Book Number: 0229900  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Australia in the Antarctic
Swan, R. A.,
Melbourne University Press, Parkville Melbourne, 1961. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. colour photograph illustrated dustwrapper. Two endpaper maps, colour frontispiece which reproduces the front cover of the dustwrapper, 38 photographs and maps, appendices, references, bibliography, index. Covering the story from the first sealers, and whalers, in the early 19th-century, the book not only describes the outstanding explorations and achievements of Australians in this region, the examined their origins, commercial political and scientific. The narrative ends, appropriately enough, with the Antarctic Treaty of December 1959, which marked the close of the days of purely national activity in Antarctica. slight rubbing of each of the corners of the dust jacket, trace of foxing to the edges of the cloth covered boards, price clipped thing of the dust jacket. A good clean copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXIV, 432 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0237715. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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AUSTRALIANS IN ANTARCTICA
BETTS, M.S.,
ISBN: 0642016194
Antarctic Division - Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1981. First Edition
 Photographic Card Photographic Card. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 39 pp., illustrations, maps; card cover; Well illustrated, includes: geography, flora and fauna, history, Australia's Antarctic stations. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Natural History; Antarctica; ISBN: 0642016194. ISBN/EAN: 9780642016195. Inventory No: 0202496. Good Condition
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
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Education, Antarctica, Marine Science and Australia's Future ; Proceedings of the Phillip Law 80th Birthday Symposium; 29 April 1992
Mentha, Janet L. & Watson, Graeme F. -- Editors,
ISBN: 0958775826
Royal Society of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 300 g; XII, 84 pages, in photographic illustrated softcover binding, which has a fading shadow at the left and top edge of the rear panel. Otherwise clean, and without any damage. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs, and a graph. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; ISBN: 0958775826. ISBN/EAN: 9780958775823. Inventory No: 0236216. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Extreme South Struggles and Triumph of the First Australian Team to the Pole
Brown, Ian,
ISBN: 1862760314
Australian Geographic Pty, Limited, Terrey Hills, NSW, Australia, 2001. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 900 g; 256 pages, with index, and bibliography, chronology, illustrated with many colour photographs. The book presents the experiences of three people over 60 challenging days on a 1300 km trek. The crew walked the distance equivalent of Melbourne to Brisbane. the book is secondhand, there is no damage to describe. No annotations. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; ISBN: 1862760314. ISBN/EAN: 9781862760318. Inventory No: 0276778. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT WILL WEIGH OVER 1 Kg WITH PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Frozen Frontier; the Story of the Arctic
Frank, R. Jr,
George G Harrap, London, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 400 g; 192 pages, with chronology, bibliography, and index. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Interestingly I could see no map in the book. Colour illustrated dustjacket. The top edge of the front panel the dustjacket has been rubbed with some loss of colour, and the spine has been sunned. The edges of the text block are foxed and the book has a slightly musty odour. A history of the exploration of the Arctic, and of the peoples who live in Lapland in Greenland in northern Canada and Alaska and Siberia adjacent the Arctic Circle. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Inventory No: 0231656. Good
Price: $14.80 (AUD)
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Gold: An Illustrated History
Buranelli, Vincent,
Book Club Associates, London, 1981. 2nd Printing
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Very Good. 2nd Printing. 224 pp., index, illustrated endpapers. Illustrated dustwrapper showing signs of edgewear, and a crease on the rear panel. About 200 illustrations of which one-third are in full colour. "The love of Gold is one of the oldest of human passions, one of the deepest motives leading to art and culture, as well as to battle, murder, and sudden death." Every aspect of this love is herein described and pictured. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Metalwork ; History; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0200107. Very Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
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Heroes of the South Pole
London, Frank,
John F. Shaw & Co., Ltd., London, No date. Edition Unstated
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. Edition Unstated. VI, 7-256 pages, last three pages blank intentionally. Colour illustrated frontispiece, illustrator not credited, showing "Shackleton and his men on one of their marches back from his furthest venture". Green decorated cloth boards with gilt, light green and dark green decoration to both the front panel and backstrip. Guild and dark green titles to the front panel and dark green titles to the backstrip. Green coloured tint to all text block edges. The exploration of Antarctica for the adolescent reader. Bumping and a little rubbing to the backstrip and to the book corners. A little wear to the lower book edges. A few marks and rubs to the book panels and some fading to the green coloured tint to the top text block edge. Light browning, offset tanning and faint foxing to the endpapers and there was light age toning and faint foxing throughout the internal text. There is no publication data that is readily available but given the decoration, illustration and feel of the book probably published in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration ; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0107690. Good
Price: $48.00 (AUD)
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In the Wake
Doorly, Gerald S. Capt.,
Robertson & Mullens, Melbourne, No date. no Indication
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Photographic. no Indication. 311 pages, six pages of black-and-white photographs, one line drawing. The edges of the pages are discoloured as are the edges of the boards. Previous owner's name on front paste down. There is no date of publication, the book appears to be published in the 1940s Size: 12mo (Small Hardcover). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0209923. Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Life at the Bottom; The People of Antarctica
Langone, John,
ISBN: 0316514268
Little, Brown and Company, Boston -- Toronto, 1977. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Reprint. acknowledgements. At the beginning of the text there is a double page map showing Antarctica, showing select stations and physical features. 1/4 black coloured backstrip with silver titles. 3/4 yellow coloured boards with self embossed publisher's logo to the front panel. Bumping to the backstrip edges and to the lower book edges. A few handling marks to the book panels. Browning and dustiness to the top text block edge and light browning to the other text block edges. A few handling marks to the endpapers and there is a black marker pen residue to the top right-hand corner of the free front end paper. Photographic dustwrapper, with yellow and white titles to the front panel and white and pink titles to the backstrip. Black-and-white author photograph to the rear dustwrapper panel. Rubbing and chipping to the dustwrapper corners and to the backstrip edges. There are three small closed tears to the top rear dustwrapper edge with associated creasing. A little creasing to the top edge of the front dustwrapper panel, closest to the backstrip. There is a 0.25 " tear to the lower edge of the rear dustwrapper panel with associated creasing. Residue of a sticker can be seen to the lower left-hand corner of the rear dustwrapper panel. There is a triangular crease that runs threequarters of the way up the front fold over panel. A book about Antarctica -- but not about the land itself but the people who actually choose to work and live in one of the most hostile environments. second impression of the First Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, 264 pages, last two pages blank, . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Social History ; Antarctica; ISBN: 0316514268. ISBN/EAN: 9780316514262. Inventory No: 0106859. Good
Price: $17.60 (AUD)
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Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age; Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen.
FitzSimons, Peter,
ISBN: 1741666600
Heinemann, North Sydney, 2011. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic & maps. First Edition. the book is second-hand. There is no damage to the illustrated dustjacket, or the book. Photographic illustrated in the pages, line drawings throughout the text, seven maps, and 16 pages of black and white photography. With his trademark in-depth research, Fitzsimons provides a compelling portrait of the great Antarctic explorers. For the first time, he weaves together their legendary feats into one thrilling account, bringing the jawdropping events of this bygone era dazzlingly back to life. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXVI, 737, [5] pages, indexed, with notes & references & bibliography.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic & maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1741666600. ISBN/EAN: 9781741666601. Inventory No: 0243268. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age; Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen.
FitzSimons, Peter,
ISBN: 1741666600
Heinemann, North Sydney, 2011. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic & maps. First Edition. the book is second-hand. slight yellowing of the bottom edge of the text block from exposure to light (the book was probably put on the shelf upside down to achieve this). Photographic illustrated in the pages, line drawings throughout the text, seven maps, and 16 pages of black and white photography. With his trademark in-depth research, Fitzsimons provides a compelling portrait of the great Antarctic explorers. For the first time, he weaves together their legendary feats into one thrilling account, bringing the jaw dropping events of this bygone era dazzlingly back to life. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXVI, 737, [5] pages, indexed, with notes & references & bibliography.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic & maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1741666600. ISBN/EAN: 9781741666601. Inventory No: 0279098. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Mawson and the Ice Men of the Heroic Age; Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen.
FitzSimons, Peter,
ISBN: 1741666600
Heinemann, North Sydney, 2011. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographic & maps. First Edition. the book is second-hand. Apart from a 1 inch tear at the top right of the front panel, there is no damage to the illustrated dustjacket, the base edge of the hardcover binding is slightly rubbed from shelf contact at the heel of the spine. Photographic illustrated in the pages, line drawings throughout the text, seven maps, and 16 pages of black and white photography. With his trademark in-depth research, Fitzsimons provides a compelling portrait of the great Antarctic explorers. For the first time, he weaves together their legendary feats into one thrilling account, bringing the jawdropping events of this bygone era dazzlingly back to life. Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXVI, 737, [5] pages, indexed, with notes & references & bibliography.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographic & maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 1741666600. ISBN/EAN: 9781741666601. Inventory No: 0279034. This book weighs over 1 Kg packed and extra postal costs will be asked for when shipping outside Australia.. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Penguin Summer
Pettingill, Eleanor Rice,
Cassell, London, 1962. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Olin Rice Pettingill, Jr. Photographer. First Edition. list of illustrations, list of maps, appendix and index. The text is illustrated with 47 black-and-white photographs, in three sections, all taken by Olin Rice Pettingill, Jr. and three black-and-white maps of which double page map of the Falkland Islands at the beginning of the text. Blue coloured boards with gilt titles to the backstrip. Bumping and fading to the backstrip and rubbing to the book edges. Browning and the foxing to the textblock edges and the internal text is also a brown. Original bookseller's sticker to the lower right-hand corner of the front paste-down. Photographic dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Chipping to the top right-hand corner of the front panel and backstrip edges. There is a small, 0.25 ", tear to the top left-hand corner of the rear panel. Rubbing to the dustwrapper panels and browning to the rear panel. Clipping of the dustwrapper, front fold over, lower right-hand corner. A summer spent on the Falkland Islands studying three different species of penguins the gentoo, rockhopper and jackass. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (6), VII-XII, 167, (1) pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Olin Rice Pettingill, Jr. Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Animals & Birds; Arctic & Antarctic. Inventory No: 0111934. Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Scott's Last Expedition; The Personal Journals of Captain R. F. Scott, R. N., C. V. O., On his Journey to the South Pole
Markham, Sir Clements R.,
John Murray, London, 1927. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair/No Dust Jacket. Reprint. XXVIII, 524 pp., last blank with 2 pages of advertisements, preface by author, biographical introduction by J. M. Barrie, appendix, index, list of illustrations, British Antarctic expedition, 1910 (personnel), glossary and note. Within the text there are 18 sepia toned photographs. Illustrated endpapers, showing British Antarctic expedition, 1910 -- 1913, track chart of main southern journey. Photographic frontispiece of Robert Falcon Scott. Light blue illustrated boards, showing four men pulling a sled. Corners of the book are somewhat rubbed, and the head and the heel of the spine are soft and bumped and the bottom left-hand corner of the spine is somewhat ragged. There is loss of colour to the cloth on the front and back panels and the spine is heavily sunned. Dust marks to the top paper edge, along with foxing to top edge and all edges, foxing has intruded into the internal pages. Previous owners book plate on the half title page. This story of the tragic last Antarctic expedition led by Robert Falcon Scott, during the years 1910 to 1913. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration ; Diaries; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0100840. Fair
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
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Shadows on the Wasteland
Stroud, Mike,
ISBN: 0879515430
The Overlook Press, Woodstock, New York, 1994. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. introduction by author, equipment for an Antarctic crossing and bibliography. The text is illustrated with 29 colour photographs, for maps and two cartoons throughout the text. 1/4 navy blue coloured cloth covered backstrip with blue coloured titles. 3/4 light blue coloured boards. Bumping to the book corners and a little rubbing to the lower book edges. Colour photographic dustwrapper with orange and white coloured titles to the front panel and black and pink colour titles to the backstrip. A little rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and dustwrapper panels. Colour photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. This is the compelling chronicle of the author, who with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, completed the first coast-to-coast transversing of Antarctica in February 1993. They did this without support of other men, animals or machines. This is the first USA edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (10), 182 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration. ISBN: 0879515430. ISBN/EAN: 9780879515430. Inventory No: 0111965. Very Good Condition
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Silver
Came, Richard,
ISBN: 0706400399
Octopus Books, London, 1972. Reprint
 Hardcover Hardcover. Good/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Reprint. 600 g; 96 pages, includes colour, and black-and-white photographs of both silver and goldware. Colour illustrated dust jacket and matching the printed boards beneath. Light rubbing of both the boards and the dust jacket edges. . The author who specialises in silver at Sotheby's has written a simple and informative account of the greatest periods of the silversmith's art, the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, with 124 illustrations included. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. We are happy to provide pictures of this book on request Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Metalwork ; Antarctica; ISBN: 0706400399. ISBN/EAN: 9780706400397. Inventory No: 0214695. Good
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
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Sitting on Penguins; People & Politics in Australian Antarctica
Murray-Smith, Stephen,
ISBN: 0091691206
Hutchinson, Sydney, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Jan Senbergs. First Edition. preface, author's note, glossary, appendix and index. Text is illustrated with illustrations by Jan Senburgs and eight pages of coloured photographs. Endpapers are illustrated with a map, showing the major divisions of Antarctica to different countries. Black coloured boards with white writing on spine. The bottom edges are slightly rubbed. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Jan Senburg 'Voyage Six - Antarctica 1987' The dustwrapper is slightly rubbed and faded and there is obvious wear to the dustwrapper corners, with a 0.5 inch tear at the top of the front panel right-hand side. In this book the author critiques the Australian Antarctic policy as well as being travelogue of his voyage to Antarctica in 1985 -- 86. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, total and 52 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jan Senbergs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; ISBN: 0091691206. ISBN/EAN: 9780091691202. Inventory No: 0237707. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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Sitting on Penguins; People & Politics in Australian Antarctica
Murray-Smith, Stephen,
ISBN: 0091691206
Hutchinson, Sydney, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Jan Senbergs. First Edition. preface, author's note, glossary, appendix and index. Text is illustrated with illustrations by Jan Senburgs and eight pages of coloured photographs. Endpapers are illustrated with a map, showing the major divisions of Antarctica to different countries. Black coloured boards with white writing on spine. The bottom edges are slightly rubbed. Illustrated dustwrapper, by Jan Senburg 'Voyage Six - Antarctica 1987' In this book the author critiques the Australian Antarctic policy as well as being travelogue of his voyage to Antarctica in 1985 -- 86. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XII, total and 52 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Jan Senbergs. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; ISBN: 0091691206. ISBN/EAN: 9780091691202. Inventory No: 0271839. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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South Pole Odyssey selections from the Antarctic diaries of Edward Wilson
King, Harry -- Editor,
ISBN: 0727016555
Rigby, Adelaide, 1982. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Illustrator: Various. First Edition. 176 pages, original colour illustrated softcover binding showing no damage. Gift annotation at the top of the 1st page, no other damage. The paperback binding is firm, almost stiff. Illustrated with maps, reproductions of drawings, etc taken from the diaries of Edward Wilson and reproduced in both black and white, and colour. the book is illustrated with Edward Wilson's own delicate watercolour paintings and attractive and the meticulous pencil drawings of his observations on Antarctic scenery and wildlife. This is the first Australian edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Various. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; ISBN: 0727016555. ISBN/EAN: 9780727016553. Inventory No: 0250179. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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South with Scott
[Evans, Edward R. G. R.] Admiral Lord Mountevans,
Collins, London, 1961. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good/Good. Illustrator: Herbert Ponting. Reprint. 500 g; pp. xii, 284; 3 double-page & 9 full-page plates; 3 maps on one folding sheet at rear; a very good copy in worn and chipped price clipped dustwrapper. This new Deluxe Edition featuring the original photographs of Herbert Ponting, F R G S, the official photographer to the British Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913; and specially drawn maps showing the routes taken by the parties, has been issued in response to numerous requests. -- dustwrapper flap Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Herbert Ponting. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0208702. Good
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South with Scott
[Evans, Edward R. G. R.] Admiral Lord Mountevans,
Collins, London, 1961. Reprint
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Poor Condition. Illustrator: Herbert Ponting. Reprint. 500 g; pp. xii, 284; 3 double-page & 9 full-page plates; 3 maps on one folding sheet at rear; a good copy with bumped corners, in very worn and chipped price clipped dustwrapper. This new Deluxe Edition featuring the original photographs of Herbert Ponting, F R G S, the official photographer to the British Antarctic expedition, 1910-1913; and specially drawn maps showing the routes taken by the parties, has been issued in response to numerous requests. -- dustwrapper flap Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Herbert Ponting. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0209236. Very Good Condition
Price: $16.00 (AUD)
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Stepping Stones to the South Pole
Nichol, J. R.,
Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1948. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Fair/Poor Condition. First Edition. XXII. 199 pp, list of illustrations (in black and white), chronology, bibliography, index. The dustwrapper is foxed, has a small tear at the rear of the spine fold, two small tears at the top edge of the rear panel, a small tear at the front spine gutter, and chipping to the top edge. Gift inscription dated 1949 on front endpaper. This survey of exploration in the Antarctic brings the story of the South Land up-to-date, from the down of Antarctic exploration, to modern times, including an interesting chapter on the conquest of Antarctica by air. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0200830. Fair
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The Home of the Blizzard; The Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914
Mawson, Douglas,
Seal Books (Rigby), Adelaide, 1969. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. [16], 273, [13] pages in illustrated paperback binding. The Home of the Blizzard Describes the Expedition's Domestic Life on Antarctica, It Scientific Endeavours, the Difficulties of Travel, the Setting up of the 1st Radio Communications from the Continent and, Most Memorably, the Story of Mawson's Epic Sledge Journey in 1912-13 June Which His Companions Ninnis and Mertz Both Perished. The matter of fact descriptions of unbelievable toil and tribulation and the modest reporting of astonishing endurance and courageous response make the book unforgettable reading.stamped onto the front page is "complimentary copy" with the publisher's name and address. The top beds of the text block is slightly foxed. The spine section of the binding is slightly faded. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs, maps, with appendices, glossary, and common name and Latin name of the native life encountered. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Exploration; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0240781. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The Ice; A Journey to Antarctica
Pyne, Stephen J.,
ISBN: 0345348451
Ballantine Books, New York, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. First Edition. notes, sources and index. The text is illustrated with 16 pages of black-and-white photographs and illustrations between pages 214 and 215 and there is the occasional map. Colour photographic card cover with blue and black coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. Yellow coloured tint to the textblock edges. "Antarctica sits like a cataract on the eyeball of the world a vast, white, blinding wilderness, frozen in time, firing the imagination. What is it about this immense island of ice that draws us to it? Why do scientist and adventurers some good to their doom like Ahab impaled on the whale feel compelled to decipher its mystery and its meaning? What secrets does it hold locked in its icy vaults?" -- from the rear panel blurb. The author seeks the answers to these questions and many more. Creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and book panels. Reading creases to the backstrip and there is a chip to the lower right-hand corner of the lower backstrip edge. Age toning of the pages. First softcover edition. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). [12], 3-434, [4] pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Antarctica; Exploration. ISBN: 0345348451. ISBN/EAN: 9780345348456. Inventory No: 0116732. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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The Lichens and Mosses of Mac.Robertson Land -- Number 82 of the ANARE Scientific Reports (B2) Series, the Antarctic Division Commonwealth Department of External Affairs
Filson, Rex B.,
Antarctic Division, Department of External Affairs, Melbourne, 1966. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic and Diagrammatic. First Edition. 700 g; (6), 170 pages, in original hardcover binding, with colour illustrated dustjacket. The book itself shows no damage. The dustjacket has a 1.5 cm round stain at the top edge of the rear panel, and a 0.5 inch tear at the top right-hand corner of the same. A picture can be provided to help assess the book's condition. The book is illustrated with maps, line drawings, and both black-and-white and colour drawings and also black-and-white photographs. This book is the 1st scientifically Graaf on Antarctic lichens and mosses to be published with illustrations in colour. It documents the work of the members of the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition stationed at Mawson during 1962. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic and Diagrammatic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Natural History; Natural History -- Botany; Antarctica; Inventory No: 0228664. Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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Tragedy and Triumph; The Journals of Captain R. F. Scott's Last Polar Expedition
Scott, R. F. (Robert),
ISBN: 1568521871
Konecky & Konecky, New York, 1993. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Facsimile. First Edition. 1.1 kg; 521 pages, double page end page maps, text reproducers holographic documents, and drawings as well as black-and-white photographs. Facsimile illustrated dustjacket. There is no publication date. There is a notation that the cover photograph is Copyright 1993 ergo... this book presents a complete journals of the 1912 expedition from the preparation for the trip in New Zealand to Scott's final message before he died, written just 11 miles from base camp -- and safety! Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Facsimile. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Biography; Exploration; Antarctica; ISBN: 1568521871. ISBN/EAN: 9781568521879. Inventory No: 0229908. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.80 (AUD)
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Two below Zero: A Year Alone in Antarctica
Meredith, Peter; McIntyre, Don,
ISBN: 1862760187
Australian Geographic Pty Ltd, Terrey Hills, New South Wales, 1996. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. 1.5 kg; hundred 56 pages, indexed. Indexed, illustrated with colour photographs, tables, diagram, maps. Illustrated end pages. Photographic illustrated dustwrapper. The only damage to the book is a slight rubbing of the bottom edges. On 15 January 1995, Don and his wife Margie, together with a crew of five, reached the site of Mawson's headquarters in their yacht Spirit of Sydney. Before the month was out, the yacht and crew had sailed home and Margie and Don were alone in the world's last great wilderness. Only days later, the wind worked itself into a screaming fury and the first blizzards struck. This graphic account of the couple's year at Cape Denison, based on the detailed diaries and logs, is a study in grit and determination in the face of conditions that few humans ever encounter." -- front fold over blurb. Size: 4to 9" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Arctic & Antarctic; Natural History; Journalism; Antarctica; ISBN: 1862760187. ISBN/EAN: 9781862760189. Inventory No: 0223222. THIS BOOK WILL INCUR EXTRA POST OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA, BECAUSE IT IS OVER 1 Kg WITHOUT PACKAGING, PLEASE ENQUIRE BEFORE ORDERING. Very Good Condition
Price: $30.80 (AUD)
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