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Annotated Reference Guide to Collectible Books

Arctic and Antartica

Commelin, Isaak. Recueil des Voyages qui ont servi a l'etablissement et aux progres de la compagnie des Indes Orientales, Formees dans les Provinces Unies des Pais-bas.. Estienne Roger: Amsterdam (1702). Vellum spine papered boards; handwritten title on spine; Other author Rene Augustin Constantin de Renneville

De L'Isle, Guillaume. Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Arctiques. Paris (1714). Engraved double-page map; period hand colouring in outline

Pennant, Thomas. Arctic Zoology. Henry Hughs: London (1784). 2 volumes; 2 engraved title vignettes, 2 folding engraved linen-backed maps and 24 engraved plates (incl. frontis., 1 folding)

Forster, John Reinhold. History of the Voyages and Discoveries Made in the North. Luke White: Dublin (1786). Translated by John Reinhold Forster

Hearne, Samuel. A Journey from Prince of Wales's Fort in Hudson's Bay to the Northern Ocean. A. Strahan and T. Cadell: London (1795).

MacKenzie, Alexander. Voyages From Montreal. A. Strahan and T. Cadell: London (1801). 3 engraved folding maps, including one showing Mackenzie's route hand-coloured in outline; Full title-Voyages From Montreal, On the River St. Laurence, Through the Continent of North America, to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans

Ross, John. A Voyage of Discovery. John Murray: London (1819). Full title-A Voyage of Discovery Made Under the Orders of the Admiralty in His Majesty's Ships Isabella and Alexander for the Purpose of Exploring Baffin's Bay and Inquiring into the Probability of a North-West Passage

Parry, William Edward. Journal of a Voyage. John Murray: London (1821). Full title-Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of A North- West Passage From the Atlantic To The Pacific; original marbled boards

Fisher, Alexander. A Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: London (1821). Full title-A Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions, in His Majesty's Ships Hecla and Griper, in the Years 1819 and 1820

Franklin, John. Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea. John Murray: London (1823). Full title-Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22; 30 plates, engraved by Edward Finden and J.Curtis after drawings by Curtis, George Back and Robert Hood (11 hand-coloured - 9 of these aquatints). 4 folding engraved maps

Franklin, John. Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea. John Murray: London (1824). 2 volumes; Second edition; Full title-Narrative of a Journey to the Shores of the Polar Sea in the Years 1819, 20, 21, and 22

Lyon, George F. The private journal of H.M.S. Hecla. John Murray: London (1824). Full title-The private journal of H.M.S. Hecla, during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry

Parry, William Edward. Journal of a second voyage. John Murray: London (1824). Full title-Journal of a second voyage for the discovery of a north-west passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23

Lyon, George F. The private journal of H.M.S. Hecla. John Murray: London (1825). 2nd edition; Full title-The private journal of H.M.S. Hecla, during the recent voyage of discovery under Captain Parry

Franklin, John. Narrative Of A Second Expedition To The Shores Of The Polar Sea. John Murray: London (1828). Engraved by Edward Finden after drawings by George Back and E.N.Kendall; 6 folding engraved maps (1 partly coloured in outline); Full title-Narrative Of A Second Expedition To The Shores Of The Polar Sea, In The Years 1825, 1826, And 1827

Beechey, Frederick William. Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait. Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley: London (1831). 2 volumes

Ross, John. Narrative of a Second Voyage. A.W. Webster: London (1835). 2 volumes; Full title-Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North West Passage and of a Residence in the Arctic Regions during the Years 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833; Other author James Clarke Ross

Huish, Robert. The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross. John Saunders: London (1835). Full title-The Last Voyage of Capt. Sir John Ross Knt. R.N. To the Arctic Regions for the Discovery of a North West Passage

Back, George. Narrative of the Arctic land Expedition. E.L.Carey and A.Hart: Philadelphia (1836). Full title-Narrative of the Arctic land Expedition to the Mouth of a Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean in the Years 1833, 1834 and 1835

Back, George. Narrative of the Arctic land Expedition. John Murray: London (1836). First U.K. Edition; 250 copies; Full title-Narrative of the Arctic land Expedition to the Mouth of a Great Fish River, and Along the Shores of the Arctic Ocean in the Years 1833, 1834 and 1835

Back, George. Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror. John Murray: London (1838). Full title-Narrative of an Expedition in H.M.S. Terror, undertaken with a view to Geographical Discovery on The Arctic Shores, in the years 1836-7

Beechey, Frederick William. A Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole. Richard Bentley: London (1843).

Ross, John. A voyage of discovery and research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions. John Murray: London (1847). 2 volumes; contemporary half vellum gilt; Full title-A voyage of discovery and research in the Southern and Antarctic Regions, during the years 1839-43; Illustrated by R. Carrick and T. Picken after J. Daym

Rundall, Thomas. Narratives of Voyages Towards the North-west. Hakluyt Society: London (1849). Full title-Narratives of Voyages Towards the North-west, in Search of a Passage to Cathay And India. 1496-1631

Browne, William Henry. Ten Coloured Views taken during the Arctic Expedition. Ackermann and Co.: London (1850). 10 tinted lithographs by Charles Hague after drawings by W.H. Browne on 7 sheets; old half vellum over marbled boards; Full title- Ten Coloured Views taken during the Arctic Expedition of Her Majesty's Ships Enterprise and Investigator, under the Command of Captain Sir James C. Ross

Osborn, Sherard. Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: London (1852). First U.K. Edition; Full title-Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal; or, Eighteen Months in the Polar Regions in search of Sir John Franklin's Expedition, in the years 1850-51

Hooper, William H. Ten Months Among The Tents of The Tuski. John Murray: London (1853). Full title-Ten Months Among The Tents of The Tuski, with Incidents of an Arctic Boat Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin, as Far as the Mackenzie River, and Cape Bathurst

Belcher, Edward. The Last of the Arctic Voyages. Lovell Reeve: London (1855). 2 volumes; Notes on the Natural History, by Sir John Richardson, Professor Owen, Thomas Bell, J.W.Salter, and Lovell Reeve

Kane, Elisha Kent. Arctic Explorations. Childs and Peterson: Philadelphia (1856). 2 volumes

Osborn, Sherard. The Discovery of the North-West Passage by H.M.S. Investigator,. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: London (1856). Edited by Commander Sherard Osborn from the Log and Journals of Capt. Robert Le M. M'Clure; Illustated by Commander S.Gurney Cresswell; Full title-The Discovery of the North-West Passage by H.M.S. Investigator, Capt. R. M'Clure, 1850, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854

Kane, Elisha Kent. Arctic Explorations: The Second Grinnell Expedition In Search of Sir John Franklin. Childs and Peterson: Philadelphia (1857). 2 volumes

McDougall, George F. The Eventful Voyage Of HM Discovery Ship. Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown: London (1857). Full title-The Eventful Voyage Of HM Discovery Ship 'Resolute' To The Arctic Regions In Search Of Sir John Franklin And The Missing Cruise Of HM Discovery Ships 'Erebus' And 'Terror', 1852, 1853, 1854

Scorsby, William. Journal of a Voyage to Australia and Round the World. Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts: London (1859). Edited by Archibald Smith

Payer, Julius. New lands within the Arctic circle. Macmillan and Co.: London (1876). 2 volumes; Full title-New lands within the Arctic circle : narrative of the discoveries of the Austrian ship Tegetthoff, in the years 1872-1874

Smith, D. Murray. Arctic Expeditions from British and Foreign Shores from the Earliest Times to The Expedition of 1875-76. Thomas C Jack: Edinburgh (1877).

Payer, Julius. New lands within the Arctic circle. D. Appleton and Company: New York (1877). First U.S. Edition; Full title-New Lands Within The Arctic Circle. Narrative Of The Discoveries Of The Austrian Ship Tegetthoff In The Years 1872-1874

Nares, George S. Narrative Of A Voyage To The Polar Sea During 1875-6 In H.M. Ships 'Alert' And 'Discovery'. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington: London (1878). 2 Volumes

Leslie, Alexander. The Arctic Voyages of Adolf Erik Nordenskiold. Macmillan and Co.: London (1879). Other author Adolf Erik Nordenskiold

Nourse, J.E. Narrative Of The Second Arctic Expedition Made By Charles F.Hall. Government Printing Office: Washington (1879).

Seebohm, Henry. Siberia in Asia. John Murray: London (1882). Full title-Siberia in Asia: a visit to the valley of the Yenesay in east Siberia with description of the natural history, migration of birds, etc

DeLong, Emma. The Voyage of the Jeannette. Broughton, Mifflin and Company: Boston (1883). 2 volumes

McCormick, R. Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas. Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington: London (1884). 2 volumes; Full title-Voyages of Discovery in the Arctic and Antarctic Seas, and Round the World: Being Personal Narratives of Attempts to Reach the North and South Poles; and of an Open-Boat Expedition Up the Wellington Channel in Search of Sir John Franklin

Greely, Adolphus. Three Years of Arctic Service an account of the Lady Franklin Bay Expedition. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York (1886). 2 volumes

Nansen, Fridtjof. The First Crossing of Greenland. Longmans, Green, and Co.: London (1890). 2 volumes

Pike, Warburton. Through the Subarctic Forest. Edward Arnold: London (1896). Full title-Through the Subarctic Forest. A Record of a Canoe Journey from Fort Wrangel to the Pelly Lakes and down the Yukon River to the Behring Sea

Nansen, Fridtjof. Farthest North. Harper and Brothers: New York (1897). First U.S. Edition; 2 volumes; Other author Otto Neumann Sverdrup

Sola, A.E. Ironmonger. Klondyke: Truth and Facts of the New El Dorado. The Mining and Geographical Institute: London (1897).

Nansen, Fridtjof. Farthest North. Archibald Constable and Co: Westminster, London (1897). 2 volumes; First U.K. Edition; Other author Otto Neumann Sverdrup

Conway, William Martin. The First Crossing of Spitsbergen. J.M. Dent and Co: London (1897). Full title-The First Crossing of Spitsbergen Being an Account of an Island Journey of Exploration and Survey, with Description of Several Mountain Ascents, of Boat Expeditions in Ice Fjord; Other authors J.W. Gregory, A. Trevor-Battye and E.J. Garwood

Nansen, Fridtjof. Farthest North. George Newnes, LTD: London (1898). 2nd edition; 2 volumes

Peary, Robert E. Northward over the Great Ice. Methuen and Co.: London (1898). 2 volumes; Full title-Northward over the Great Ice : a narrative of life and work along the shores and upon the interior ice-cap of Northern Greenland in the years 1886 and 1891-1897

Jackson, Frederick G. A Thousand Days in the Arctic. Harper: New York (1899). 2 volumes; First U.S. Edition; Preface by F.L. McClintock; Illustrated by R. W. Macbeth, A.R.A. Clifford Carleton, Harry C. Edwards, and F. W. Frohawk

Amedeo, Luigi. On the Polar Star in the Arctic Sea. Hutchinson and Co.: London (1903). 2 volumes; First U.K. edition; Translated by William Le Queux

Sverdrup, Otto. New Land: Four Years in the Arctic Regions. Longmans, Green, and Co.: London (1904). 2 volumes; Translated from the Norwegian by Ethel Harriet Hearn

Fiala, Anthony. Fighting the Polar Ice. Doubleday, Page and Co: New York (1906).

Peary, Robert E. Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S.Roosevelt. Doubleday, Page and Co: New York (1907).

Peary, Robert E. Nearest the Pole A Narrative of the Polar Expedition of the Peary Arctic Club in the S.S.Roosevelt. Hutchinson and Co.: London (1907). First U.K. Edition

Amundsen, Roald. The Northwest Passage. Archibald Constable: London (1908). First U.K. Edition; 2 volumes

Shackleton, E.H. The Heart of the Antarctic, Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909. William Heinemann Ltd.: London (1909). Introduction by Hugh Robert Mill

Peary, Robert E. The North Pole: The Discovery in 1909 Under the Auspices of the Peary Arctic Club. Frederick A. Stokes: New York (1910). Limited Edition; Foreward by Gilbert H. Grosvenor; Introduction by Theodore Roosevelt; Illustrated by 8 hand colored photographs and a color map projection

Sheldon, Charles. The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon. T. Fisher Unwin: London (1911). First U.K. Edition

Nansen, Fridtjof. In northern mists : Arctic exploration in early times. William Heinemann: London (1911). 2 Volumes; Translated by Arthur G. Chater

Henson, Matthew A. A Negro Explorer at the North Pole. Frederick A. Stokes Company: New York (1912).

Mikkelsen, Ejnar. Lost in the Arctic: Being the Story of the 'Alabama' Expedition. William Heinemann: London (1913). First U.K. edition

Mawson, Douglas. The Home Of The Blizzard. J.B. Lippincott Company: Philadelphia (1915). 2 Volumes; First U.S. edition; Full title-The Home Of The Blizzard: Being The Story of The Australasian Antarctic Expedition

Stefansson, Vilhjalmur. The Friendly Arctic. The Macmillan Company: New York (1921). Signed edition; Full title-The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions

Rasmussen, Knud. Across Arctic America: Narrative of the Fifth Expedition. G.P. Putnam's Sons: New York (1927).

Kent, Rockwell. N by E: A Record of Expeditioning North-By-East Across Baffin Bay and Beyond. Brewer and Warren: New York (1930). Signed edition

Arctic Institute of North America. Arctic Bibliography. Department of Defense: Washington, D.C. (1953). 3 Volumes: Prepared for and in cooperation with The Department of Defense under the direction of The Arctic Institute of North America

Bockstoce, John R. American Whalers in the Western Arctic. Edward J. Lefkowicz: Fairhaven, MA (1983). 400 copies; Illustrated by William Gikerson; Signed Edition

Williams, Terry Tempest. Secret Language of Snow. Sierra Club/Pantheon Books: San Francisco (1984). Signed edition; Other author Ted Major