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Image for HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole

HERO IN DISGRACE The Life of the Arctic Explorer Dr. Frederick A Cook , The True Dicoverer of The North Pole

By: ABRAMSON , Howard S ,

Price: £9.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, Paragon House: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7271

ISBN: 1557783225

Condition: VG


H/b D/j VG/Gd.1st ed.1st print.10987654321.251pp.illustrated 23 photo-plates & 2 Route Maps." .Accurately & poignantly captures the life of Dr Frederick A Cook who is the rightful discoverer of the North Pole " - Warren B Cook , Sr. A riveting & meticulous researched work. Set in 3 parts.23 chpts , Foreword, Intro;acks,Epilogue, Notes, select Biblio; [ internally Fine, no inscsp, tight binding] covers starting to fox-tan] Dust Jacket not price clipped, $21.95.[1991].light handling soil, covers also starting to fox cream.a powder discolouring to the green band.light edgewear. Please see... View more info

THE RESCUE of CAPTAIN SCOTT

By: ALDRIDGE , Don , Lecturer & Experience Mountaineer & Glaciologist

Price: £17.00

Publisher: East Linton , Scotland, Tuckwell Press Ltd: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123243

ISBN: 1862320705

Condition: Fine


Near FINE H/B. FINE D/j.1st.Lecturer D Aldridge, an experienced mountaineer, over-wintered in the Arctic as Glaciologist on a 4 man expedition & was the editor of the BMC Journal.[ British Mountaineering Journal] This book reveals how an inexperienced leader consigned the two superbly experienced & competent captains, McKay & Colbeck , to oblivion - Eye-Witness contrast the false heroics - the other 2 ships' captains - whose patience progress in getting the job done was achieved with great skill & supreme seamanship.Research in Dundee, New Zealand & Australia uncovered Unpublished material - a... View more info

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NANOOK OF THE NORTH illustrated [ FACT ]

By: BILBY , JULIAN W , FRGS

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, J W ARROWSMITH Ltd: 1925

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10316

Condition: Good +


Good+ H/b, 1st ed.1925.1st print. illustrated 29 b/w photo- plates. Green cloth , clear Gilt titles. Preface & Publisher's Note , " Nanook [ the Bear ] as that of an Eskimo hunter " This volume" gives in words the life-story of a typical Eskimo [then] Inuit [nowadays] Author JW Bilby FRGS has lived with these Arctic citizens for many years . 319pp 225x145mm[ sound copy , No inscsp , fox spotting first / last few pages & foredge . some some light staining to boards ,tiny dot scuff-loss all corners. 2mm spine base softness with small loss to cloth. Please see our images of the actual book offere... View more info

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HELL ON ICE The North Polar Ice-Cap 1976-77 in Freak Winter Conditions

By: FIENNES , Sir Ranulph , O.B.E. Mountaineer

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, HODDER & STOUGHTON: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123458

ISBN: 0340222158

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b.VG D/j.1st. now Sir R Fiennes .A Polar Journey involving 4 men & 2 women. Author's narrative brings alive the slow agony of taking sun-sights with eyeballs icing over & fingers imprecise through 3 protective layers of mitts : the sudden terror of a chance immersion .... an incredible saga - dealing with all the red tape that surrounds such expeditions - the ice floes - pressure ridges - crevasses - the most treacherous ocean in the world [ True Adventure ]256pp.Appendices include Notes on Weather Factors & An Outline History, with dates , of Arctic Travel from 330 BC - to - 1978. illus.... View more info

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LIVING DANGEROUSLY The Autobiography of Ranulph Fiennes

By: FIENNES , Sir Ranulph , O.B.E. Mountaineer

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan London Ltd: 1987

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123762

ISBN: 0333444175

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Near FINE H/b.Near Fine D/j.." My admiration for Ran is unbounded and thank God he exists.The world would be a duller place without him" HRH Prince Charles. 263pp.260x195mm.illus. 11 Maps with Colour & b/w photo- plates. Sir Ranulph Twisleton - Wykeham Fiennes OBE 3rd Baronet. A very candid look inside the mind, with the achievements , of Ran Fiennes who is also a gifted author.He was the First to reach both Poles by Surface, the First to cross Antarctic unsupported , a receiver of the Sultan of Oman's Bravery Medal , the first , & only, person Awarded 2 Clasps the Polar & ... View more info

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BEYOND THE LIMITS The Lessons learned from a Lifetime's Adventures

By: FIENNES , Sir Ranulph , O.B.E. Mountaineer & Explorer

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Little , Brown & Co.: 2004

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123753

ISBN: 0316854581

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Large H/b in D/j.2004. ." My admiration for Ran is unbounded and thank God he exists.The world would be a duller place without him" HRH Prince Charles.Colour illustrated. 260x200mm.224pp. Sir Ranulph Twisleton - Wykeham Fiennes OBE 3rd Baronet. First person to reach both poles by surface / First to cross Antarctic unsupported , Receiver Sultan of Oman's bravery medal , First and only person awarded 2 clasps - Polar , Arctic and Antarctic , has led over 30 expeditions , First polar circumnavigation of the earth etc etc - most recent clime the Eiger - a real life "supe... View more info

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SHACKLETON with Drawings by W E How Who Served with the Endurance Expedition

By: FISHER , Margery , FISHER , James , HOW , W E ,

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, BARRIE Books Ltd / Barrie & Rockliff: 1957

Seller ID: 123071

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b.VG-D/j.Book Society Rec.Thick format 560pp.Epic Biography / History.112 illus.+ Maps." so magnificently interesting that it is difficult to imagine a rival to it as the most compelling of all Biographies of Adventure " Guardian." Unforgettable moments in the Antarctic and nearer home " Times.fUrther quotes include;-" will become a standard work " all teachers would be wise to read this book " " it will be a long time before this book is superceded as the authoritive life ." Sir Raymond Priestly- nature. [ Nimrod , Endurance , Antarctic Hero.] New Cheap Edition 15/- [navy boards Gilt tit... View more info

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A TREATISE ON NAVAL GUNNERY ( SIR FRANCIS LEOPOLD McCLINTOCK's PERSONAL COPY ) Revised 4th ed.

By: GENERAL SIR HOWARD DOUGLAS

Price: £450.00

Publisher: London, JOHN MURRAY: 1855

Edition: 4th Edition

Inscription: Previous owner of note

Seller ID: 123340

Condition: Poor


Original publisher's blue cloth decorative blocked boards with gilt titles to spine. 230 x 150 mm approx. Original End papers with publisher's adverts. viii + 594 pp + 2 folding plates at end. Frontis + numerous unspecified plates, figs, diags. and tables in text. The book was dis -bound when bought by us but worthy of restoration despite faults mentioned under, due to it's prior ownership.It was Sir Francis Leopold McClintock's copy and bears his signature and date Feb 1855 to the title page. Other p.o.n. (later but 19th C.) under and same to prelim and rear blank. This famed Irish Explorer, ... View more info

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SHACKLETON The Story of Ernest Shackleton and the Arctic Explorers

By: MORTIMER , Gavin

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Carlton Books Ltd: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 120743

ISBN: 1842226037

Condition: Fine


FINE P/b.1st .Large.Slim.128pp.Discovery Expedition , E Shackleton , Nimrod Expedition , Race to the pole, Endurance, Antarctic Heroes. Biblio; illus.Wonderful large Colour & b/w photographs.[ Laminated p/b as new, No inscsp.] Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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PAST HORIZONS

By: RENNIE , James Alan ,

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, JARROLDS Publishers [London] Ltd: 1962

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119414

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b Good+D/j.1st ed. Scotland born Author & Historian - saw Active Service in both world wars.This autobiography deals with 12 exciting years of travel & exploration ; cowboy / mercenary / Arctic explorer/ boot-legger / timber cruiser / playboy /theatre impresario etc. [ black cloth silver & red titles, No inscp. tight binding. no notable defects] colour banded Dust Jacket not price clipped, 21s ,line illus.to pink, once white rear bit grubby now .light edgewear. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale) View more info

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HOW UNDERGROUND BRITAIN IS EXPLORED

By: STYLES , SHOWELL , Mountaineer, Climber , Caver

Price: £19.95

Publisher: LONDON, Routledge & Keegan Paul: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10187

Condition: Fine-


Small FINE-H/b VG D/j.1st ed.1959.S Styles Fellow of the Royal Geographical Soc. & Member of the Himalayan Club - mountaineer, climber & caver.A Concise introduction to every aspect of caving [ not set out to be text-book or comprehensive study of speleology ] aim is to provide all ages who are iinterested in this fascinating pastime: with all the answers to all the questions they want to talk about. Includes chpts on cave structures , cave dwellers , the 1st explorers & modern caving exciting experiences. [ To mountaineerer's S Styles is best known by his books on climbing & exploration in th... View more info

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FORTY YEARS ON ICE a Lifetime of Exploration & Research in the Polar Regions

By: SWITHINBANK , Charles , Senior Assoc. Scott Polar Research Institute

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Lewes, The Book Guild Ltd: 1998

Seller ID: 119802

ISBN: 1857762614

Condition: Very Good


The author, a Glasiologist, has been in demand by expedition organizers in many countries , having gained invaluable experience with the Norwegian-British-Swedish Antarctic Exhibition 1949-52. A remarkable book covering experiences in both the Antarctic & the Arctic.illus.Colour plates plus 7 Maps.19 chpts. book & D/j light base shelfwear rub. ink inscsp.all else fine. Dust Jacket not price clipped.light wear.no spine fade. Pls see our image. View more info