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Northern Light. Its Epic Arctic-Antarctic Sailing Voyage.

By: Bjelke Rolf & Shapiro Deborah

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Macdonald Queen Anne Press: 1986

Edition: 1986 First Edition

Seller ID: 64027

ISBN: 0356122506

Condition: 116pp, near Fine in near Fine dw


Northern Light's Arctic-Antarctic voyage is a fascinating account of one of the most daring sailing expeditions ever accomplished. View more info

The Great Whale Game

By: Blond Georges

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicholson: 1954

Edition: 1954 First Edition

Seller ID: 64191

Condition: 213pp, foxing to foreedges and endpapers, VG in Good dw with some tears


The book tells of the sailing ships and tiny whaling boats, to the factory ships of to-day. View more info

Antarctica. No Single Country. No Single Sea.

By: Bond Creina & Siegfried Roy

Price: £8.00

Publisher: New Holland Publishers: 1990

Edition: 1990 rep

Seller ID: 52727

ISBN: 1853680273

Condition: 175pp, inscription, Fine in near Fine dw


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First On The Antarctic Continent. Being An Account Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900

By: Borchgrevink C.E.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press: 1980

Edition: 1980 Canadian reprint

Seller ID: 66669

ISBN: 0773505156

Condition: xvi, 333pp, original cloth with gilt, sunning to spine, VG.


Borchgrevink recruited Sir George Newnes, the publisher, as a sponsor for this expedition, on board the Southern Cross. His plan was to ‘make deep sea and inshore soundings, collect natural history specimens, make pendulum observations, take meteorological data and attempt to reach Magnetic Pole and South Pole. Borchgrevink had been denigrated by Sir Clements Markham for, as Markham perceived, having usurped funds and priority from the British National Antarctic Expedition. View more info

First On The Antarctic Continent. Being An Account Of The British Antarctic Expedition 1898-1900

By: Borchgrevink C.E.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press: 1980

Edition: 1980 Canadian reprint

Seller ID: 68003

ISBN: 0773505156

Condition: xvi, 333pp, original cloth with gilt, Fine.


Borchgrevink recruited Sir George Newnes, the publisher, as a sponsor for this expedition, on board the Southern Cross. His plan was to ‘make deep sea and inshore soundings, collect natural history specimens, make pendulum observations, take meteorological data and attempt to reach Magnetic Pole and South Pole. Borchgrevink had been denigrated by Sir Clements Markham for, as Markham perceived, having usurped funds and priority from the British National Antarctic Expedition. View more info

The Falkland Islands

By: Boyson V. F.

Price: £950.00

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1924

Edition: 1924 First Edition

Seller ID: 63984

Condition: 414pp, 35 illusts, folding map, original black cloth with gilt titling, boards very bright and clean, private bookplate of Hugh Gurney Barclay, owner's signature, a Fine copy throughout.


With notes on the Natural History by Rupert Vallentin. A key book in any Falkland collection and the first thorough history of the islands and the basis for all later books. A very scarce title especially in this condition. View more info

The Trail Of The Arctic Nomads

By: Brandon-Cox Hugh

Price: £7.00

Publisher: William Kimber: 1969

Edition: 1969 First Edition

Seller ID: 62116

ISBN: 718303415

Condition: 192pp, owner's signature, Good+ with good dw with celotape repairs.


The Author lived for several months with the nomad Lapps, and trekked with them on the long migration with their reindeer from the white wilderness of their winter home to the summer feeding grounds at the coast. View more info

The Place-Names of Svalbard. Skrifter om Svalbard Ishavet, No.80

By: Brekke Annemor [editor]

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Norsk Polarinstitutt: 1991

Edition: 1991 Edition

Seller ID: 65109

ISBN: 8290307829

Condition: 539pp +133pp, pictorial boards, VG+. Text in English. A scarce title.


The Place-Names of Svalbard was originally published by Norsk Polarinstitutt as Skrifter No.80 in 1942 with a supplement edition in 1958. This editions combines both publications into one volume. It is a true copy of the old editions as no corrections or additions have been made. View more info

The Place-Names of Svalbard. Skrifter om Svalbard Ishavet, No.80

By: Brekke Annemor [editor]

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Kommisjon Hos Jacob Dybwad: 1942

Edition: 1942 Edition

Seller ID: 65370

Condition: 539pp, paperback, fading to spine, ink stamp of a Geological bureau on front cover, number label to spine, near VG. Text in English. A scarce title.


The Place-Names of Svalbard was originally published by Norsk Polarinstitutt as Skrifter No.80 in 1942. A supplement followed in 1958. View more info

Fridtjof Nansen 1861-1893

By: Brogger W.C. & Rolfsen Nordahl

Price: £46.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co: 1896

Edition: 1896 First Edition

Seller ID: 46521

Condition: 402pp, original blue highly decorative boards, maps, illusts, inscription, some light foxing, one plate reproduced, VG. A bright attractive copy.


Biography with chapters describing Greenland, the ice age, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition, 1888. View more info

Fridtjof Nansen 1861-1893

By: Brogger W.C. & Rolfsen Nordahl

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co: 1896

Edition: 1896 First Edition

Seller ID: 39907

Condition: 402pp, original blue highly decorative boards, professionally recased with new spine and original laid on, maps, illusts, some foxing, VG. A bright attractive copy.


Biography with chapters describing Greenland, the ice age, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition, 1888. View more info

Fridtjof Nansen 1861-1893

By: Brogger W.C. & Rolfsen Nordahl

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co: 1896

Edition: 1896 First Edition

Seller ID: 33083

Condition: 402pp, original brown highly decorative boards, maps, illusts, corner tips worn, internally very clean, VG


Biography with chapters describing Greenland, the ice age, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition, 1888. View more info

Fridtjof Nansen 1861-1893

By: Brogger W.C. & Rolfsen Nordahl

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co: 1896

Edition: 1896 First Edition

Seller ID: 32867

Condition: 402pp, original blue highly decorative boards, professionally recased with new spine and original laid on, maps, illusts, inscription, some foxing occasionally heavy, VG-.


Biography with chapters describing Greenland, the ice age, the Norwegian Greenland Expedition, 1888. View more info

On The Top Of The World

By: Brontman L.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Gollancz: 1938

Edition: 1938 First Edition

Seller ID: 57556

Condition: 287pp, spine becoming detached, Poor


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On The Top Of The World

By: Brontman L.

Price: £13.00

Publisher: Gollancz: 1938

Edition: 1938 First Edition

Seller ID: 4909

Condition: 287pp, foreedge foxing, VG-


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Scandinavia The Rough Guide

By: Brown J. & Sinclair M.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Rough Guides Ltd: 1995

Edition: 1995 rep

Seller ID: 1623

Condition: paperback, Fine


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A Naturalist At The Poles. The Life, Work & Voyages Of Dr. W.S. Bruce The Polar Explorer.

By: Brown R.N. Rudmose

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co: 1923

Edition: 1923 First Edition

Seller ID: 57524

Condition: 316pp, new spine with original boards, some damp fading to leading edge of rear board, foreedge foxing, near VG in colour photocopy of original scarce dw.


Includes chapters on Bruce's expeditions to Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, his mapping and coal prospecting in Prince Charles Foreland. View more info

A Naturalist At The Poles. The Life, Work & Voyages Of Dr. W.S. Bruce The Polar Explorer.

By: Brown R.N. Rudmose

Price: £210.00

Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co: 1923

Edition: 1923 First Edition

Seller ID: 55084

Condition: 316pp, original pictorial boards, new spine in closely matching cloth, VG in colour photocopy of original scarce dw.


Includes chapters on Bruce's expeditions to Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, his mapping and coal prospecting in Prince Charles Foreland. View more info

A Naturalist At The Poles. The Life, Work & Voyages Of Dr. W.S. Bruce The Polar Explorer.

By: Brown R.N. Rudmose

Price: £495.00

Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co: 1923

Edition: 1923 First Edition

Seller ID: 52690

Condition: 316pp, original pictorial boards, some faint speckling to spine, light foxing to endpapers and foreedges, VG in near VG scarce dw.


Includes chapters on Bruce's expeditions to Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, his mapping and coal prospecting in Prince Charles Foreland. View more info

A Naturalist At The Poles. The Life, Work & Voyages Of Dr. W.S. Bruce The Polar Explorer.

By: Brown R.N. Rudmose

Price: £110.00

Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company: 1924

Edition: 1924 First Edition US

Seller ID: 51636

Condition: 316pp, exlibrary, grey library binding, page edges trimmed slightly, internally very clean, lacking the two folding maps, Good+.


Includes chapters on Bruce's expeditions to Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, his mapping and coal prospecting in Prince Charles Foreland. View more info

A Naturalist At The Poles. The Life, Work & Voyages Of Dr. W.S. Bruce The Polar Explorer.

By: Brown R.N. Rudmose

Price: £195.00

Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co: 1923

Edition: 1923 First Edition

Seller ID: 50569

Condition: 316pp, original pictorial boards, some sunning to boards, wear to extremities, foxing to endpapers, Good+ in colour photocopy of original dw.


Includes chapters on Bruce's expeditions to Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, his mapping and coal prospecting in Prince Charles Foreland. View more info

A Naturalist At The Poles. The Life, Work & Voyages Of Dr. W.S. Bruce The Polar Explorer.

By: Brown R.N. Rudmose

Price: £170.00

Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co: 1923

Edition: 1923 First Edition

Seller ID: 47768

Condition: 316pp, new dark grey cloth binding with original spine and image from front board relaid, spine lettering and front image faded, VG- in colour photocopy of original dw.


Includes chapters on Bruce's expeditions to Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, his mapping and coal prospecting in Prince Charles Foreland. View more info

A Naturalist At The Poles. The Life, Work & Voyages Of Dr. W.S. Bruce The Polar Explorer.

By: Brown R.N. Rudmose

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Seeley, Service & Co: 1923

Edition: 1923 First Edition

Seller ID: 56905

Condition: 316pp, original pictorial boards, professional recased with new spine and original laid on, light foxing to endpapers and foreedges, an attractive tight copy, VG+ in colour photocopy of original dw.


Includes chapters on Bruce's expeditions to Franz Josef Land and Svalbard, his mapping and coal prospecting in Prince Charles Foreland. View more info

Polar Exploration

By: Bruce William S.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Williams and Norgate: 1911

Edition: 1911 First Edition

Seller ID: 57360

Condition: 254pp, ex library, part of front endpaper cut off, owner's ink stamp, teeth marks on top of front board, front endpaper cracking, Fair.


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Ordeal By Ice. Ships of the Antarctic

By: Bryan Rorke

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing: 2011

Edition: 2011 First Edition

Seller ID: 68740

ISBN: 1848321163

Condition: 544pp, 189x247mm, maps, colour photos, black and white photos, hardback, New in dustwrapper, label signed by Rorke Bryan to title page.


This richly illustrated book is destined to become the reference book on ships of the Antarctic. Surrounded by some of the most hazardous seas, Antarctica was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, hundreds of ships have voyaged in Antarctic waters, challenged by poorly-charted waters, storms, pack ice, icebergs, and disease. This is the story of these ships, the expeditions they supported, and their subsequent history, from the fifteenth-century fleets of the Ming Emperors of China to the tourist ships and powerful icebreakers of today. Using extensive research in archives, ... View more info

Ordeal By Ice. Ships of the Antarctic

By: Bryan Rorke

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Seaforth Publishing: 2011

Edition: 2011 First Edition

Seller ID: 68738

ISBN: 1848321163

Condition: 544pp, 189x247mm, maps, colour photos, black and white photos, hardback, New in dustwrapper, label signed by Rorke Bryan to title page.


This richly illustrated book is destined to become the reference book on ships of the Antarctic. Surrounded by some of the most hazardous seas, Antarctica was first sighted less than three centuries ago. Since then, hundreds of ships have voyaged in Antarctic waters, challenged by poorly-charted waters, storms, pack ice, icebergs, and disease. This is the story of these ships, the expeditions they supported, and their subsequent history, from the fifteenth-century fleets of the Ming Emperors of China to the tourist ships and powerful icebreakers of today. Using extensive research in archives, ... View more info

The Siege And Conquest Of The North Pole

By: Bryce George

Price: £32.00

Publisher: Gibbings & Company: 1910

Edition: 1910 First Edition

Seller ID: 10024

Condition: 334pp, VG


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The Siege And Conquest Of The North Pole

By: Bryce George

Price: £19.00

Publisher: Gibbings & Company: 1910

Edition: 1910 First Edition

Seller ID: 5192

Condition: 334pp, worn patch to head of front board, spine titling faded otherwise G+


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The Siege And Conquest Of The North Pole

By: Bryce George

Price: £28.00

Publisher: Gibbings & Company: 1910

Edition: 1910 First Edition

Seller ID: 1700

Condition: 334pp, boards dull & rubbed so VG-, VG internally


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Innocents In The Dry Valleys. An account of the Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition, 1958-59.

By: Bull Colin

Price: £22.00

Publisher: University Of Alaska Press: 2009

Edition: 2009 First Edition

Seller ID: 56899

ISBN: 1602230714

Condition: 267pp, paperback, New.


A summer discovering parts of the Dry Valleys of Victoria Land. View more info

Silas. The Antarctic Diaries and Memoir of Charles S. Wright.

By: Bull Colin and Wright Pat F. [editors]

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Ohio State University Press: 1993

Edition: 1993 First Edition

Seller ID: 67564

ISBN: 0814205488

Condition: 418pp, Fine VG+ dw


This collection of journals, memoirs, and letters tells the remarkable story of Robert Falcon Scott's last journey to the Antarctic, as seen through the eyes of Charles S. Wright, the expedition's physicist and glaciologist. View more info

The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions

By: Bull H. J.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: The Paradigm Press / Bluntisham Books: 1984

Edition: 1984 reprint

Seller ID: 63361

ISBN: 0950610445

Condition: 243pp, original highly decorative boards, small owner's address label, Fine. A lovely copy of this attractive reprint which retains much of the character of the original First Edition.


Bull was a Norwegian businessman who had emigrated to Australia in 1885. He was convinced the whales reportedly found in the Ross Sea by Ross could be taken for profit and returned to Norway convincing Svend Foyn, a whaling magnate, to finance an expedition. The expedition left Melbourne for Antarctica on 28 September 1894, crossing the Antarctic Circle on 25 December, they entered the Ross Sea and landed on Possession Island on 19 January. Borchgrevink was on board as a scientist and discovered lichen on the island which was the first vegetation found south of the Antarctic Circle. The expedi... View more info

The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions

By: Bull H. J.

Price: £125.00

Publisher: The Paradigm Press / Bluntisham Books: 1984

Edition: 1984 reprint

Seller ID: 66551

ISBN: 0950610445

Condition: 243pp, original highly decorative boards, slight rounding to corners, Fine. A lovely copy of this attractive reprint which retains much of the character of the original First Edition.


Bull was a Norwegian businessman who had emigrated to Australia in 1885. He was convinced the whales reportedly found in the Ross Sea by Ross could be taken for profit and returned to Norway convincing Svend Foyn, a whaling magnate, to finance an expedition. The expedition left Melbourne for Antarctica on 28 September 1894, crossing the Antarctic Circle on 25 December, they entered the Ross Sea and landed on Possession Island on 19 January. Borchgrevink was on board as a scientist and discovered lichen on the island which was the first vegetation found south of the Antarctic Circle. The expedi... View more info

The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions

By: Bull H. J.

Price: £650.00

Publisher: Edward Arnold: 1896

Edition: 1896 First Edition

Seller ID: 68708

Condition: 243pp, 32pp adverts, 12 illusts, original decorative blue cloth, light wear to extremities, ex university library, small numbers to spine and label to rear board, usual labels to front endpaper, exceptionally clean internally, Good++.


Bull was a Norwegian businessman who had emigrated to Australia in 1885. He was convinced the whales reportedly found in the Ross Sea by Ross could be taken for profit and returned to Norway convincing Svend Foyn, a whaling magnate, to finance an expedition. The expedition left Melbourne for Antarctica on 28 September 1894, crossing the Antarctic Circle on 25 December, they entered the Ross Sea and landed on Possession Island on 19 January. Borchgrevink was on board as a scientist and discovered lichen on the island which was the first vegetation found south of the Antarctic Circle. The expedi... View more info

The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions

By: Bull H. J.

Price: £725.00

Publisher: Edward Arnold: 1896

Edition: 1896 First Edition

Seller ID: 68000

Condition: 243pp, 32pp adverts, 12 illusts, original decorative blue boards, new spine with gilt titling, wear to corner tips, VG.


Bull was a Norwegian businessman who had emigrated to Australia in 1885. He was convinced the whales reportedly found in the Ross Sea by Ross could be taken for profit and returned to Norway convincing Svend Foyn, a whaling magnate, to finance an expedition. The expedition left Melbourne for Antarctica on 28 September 1894, crossing the Antarctic Circle on 25 December, they entered the Ross Sea and landed on Possession Island on 19 January. Borchgrevink was on board as a scientist and discovered lichen on the island which was the first vegetation found south of the Antarctic Circle. The expedi... View more info

The Quest For Frank Wild

By: Butler Angie

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Jackleberry Press: 2011

Edition: 2011 First Edition

Seller ID: 68480

ISBN: 0956927203

Condition: 214pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by Angie Butler.


The truth of the final years of Frank Wild's life. Wild was Ernest Shackleton's closest friend and the only explorer to serve on five expeditions during the Heroic Age. The book fulfils Wild's wish to have his memoirs published. View more info

The Quest For Frank Wild

By: Butler Angie

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Jackleberry Press: 2011

Edition: 2011 First Edition

Seller ID: 68481

ISBN: 0956927203

Condition: 214pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by Angie Butler.


The truth of the final years of Frank Wild's life. Wild was Ernest Shackleton's closest friend and the only explorer to serve on five expeditions during the Heroic Age. The book fulfils Wild's wish to have his memoirs published. View more info

The Quest For Frank Wild

By: Butler Angie

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Jackleberry Press: 2011

Edition: 2011 First Edition

Seller ID: 68482

ISBN: 0956927203

Condition: 214pp, hardback, New in dustwrapper, signed by Angie Butler.


The truth of the final years of Frank Wild's life. Wild was Ernest Shackleton's closest friend and the only explorer to serve on five expeditions during the Heroic Age. The book fulfils Wild's wish to have his memoirs published. View more info

The Quest For Frank Wild

By: Butler Angie

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Jackleberry Press: 2019

Edition: 2019 reprint

Seller ID: 68509

ISBN: 0956927211

Condition: 232p, paperback, New, signed by Angie Butler.


The truth of the final years of Frank Wild's life. Wild was Ernest Shackleton's closest friend and the only explorer to serve on five expeditions during the Heroic Age. The book fulfils Wild's wish to have his memoirs published. This reprint includes an epilogue covering the return of Wild's ashes to South Georgia. View more info

The Quest For Frank Wild

By: Butler Angie

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Jackleberry Press: 2019

Edition: 2019 reprint

Seller ID: 68508

ISBN: 0956927211

Condition: 232p, paperback, New, signed by Angie Butler.


The truth of the final years of Frank Wild's life. Wild was Ernest Shackleton's closest friend and the only explorer to serve on five expeditions during the Heroic Age. The book fulfils Wild's wish to have his memoirs published. This reprint includes an epilogue covering the return of Wild's ashes to South Georgia. View more info

Discovery. The Story Of The Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition

By: Byrd Richard Evelyn

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Putnam: 1935

Edition: 1935 Second Edition US

Seller ID: 66843

Condition: xxi, 405pp, original blue boards, map endpapers, Fine in Good+ chipped dw. A lovely copy in an uncommon dustwrapper.


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The Great North

By: Cadell James

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Andre Deutsch: 1957

Edition: 1957

Seller ID: 1578


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Up Through The Ice Of The North Pole

By: Calvert James F. Comdr. USN

Price: £14.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1959

Edition: 1959

Seller ID: 45066

Condition: 1 - 41pp, extract from the National Geographic Magazine, July 1959, in green card covers, VG+


Up through the ice of the North Pole View more info

Antarctica. The Last Continent

By: Cameron Ian

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Cassell: 1974

Edition: 1974 First Edition

Seller ID: 64021

ISBN: 0304294160

Condition: 256pp, some spotting to boards, VG- in VG+ dw


History of Antarctic Explorations. View more info

The Crystal Desert. Summers In Antarctica

By: Campbell David G.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Secker & Warburg: 1992

Edition: 1992 Edition

Seller ID: 64032

ISBN: 043620049X

Condition: 308pp, yellowing to page edges, map endpapers, VG+ in VG+ dw


The Antarctic Peninsula, its plants and animals. View more info

By Airship To The North Pole. An Archaeology Of Human Exploration

By: Capelotti P.J.

Price: £16.00

Publisher: Rutgers University Press: 1999

Edition: 1999 First US Edition

Seller ID: 48078

ISBN: 0813526337

Condition: 211pp, hardback, Mint in Mint dw. An uncommon title.


The story of Swedish engineer, Salomon August Andree, who made the first attempt to reach the North Pole in a hydrogen balloon in 1897, and of American journalist, Walter Wellman, who organised and led three unsuccessful expeditions from 1907 to 1909. View more info

Antarctic Oasis. Under The Spell Of South Georgia

By: Carr Tim & Carr Pauline

Price: £21.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co: 1998

Edition: 1998 First Edition

Seller ID: 68476

ISBN: 0393046052

Condition: 256pp, VG in VG dw.


The unique account of one couple's life and adventures living all year round on South Georgia for five years. Superbly illustrated. View more info

Antarctic Oasis. Under The Spell Of South Georgia

By: Carr Tim & Carr Pauline

Price: £28.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co: 1998

Edition: 1998 First Edition

Seller ID: 68791

ISBN: 0393046052

Condition: 256pp, small bump to head of spine, VG in VG dw, signed by Tim and Pauline Carr.


The unique account of one couple's life and adventures living all year round on South Georgia for five years. Superbly illustrated. View more info

Antarctic Oasis. Under The Spell Of South Georgia

By: Carr Tim & Carr Pauline

Price: £19.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co: 1998

Edition: 1998 First Edition

Seller ID: 68338

ISBN: 0393046052

Condition: 256pp, front hinge strengthened, VG in VG dw,


The unique account of one couple's life and adventures living all year round on South Georgia for five years. Superbly illustrated. View more info

Moonlight At Midday

By: Carrighar Sally

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Michael Joseph: 1959

Edition: 1959 First Edition

Seller ID: 57164

Condition: 317pp, foxing to foreedges and endpapers, VG+ in VG dw


Alaskan life with the local native people. View more info