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Embark on a historic journey to Antarctica through our exclusive selection of rare travel books and photographs. Discover the legendary expeditions of explorers like Shackleton, Scott, and Amundsen, and experience the awe-inspiring landscapes of one of the world's most enigmatic frontiers. Our selection features iconic works such as 'The South Pole' by Roald Amundsen, 'Scott's Last Expedition', 'The Heart of the Antarctic' by Sir Ernest Shackelton, and rare photographs by Herbert Ponting, capturing the essence of polar exploration and the intrepid spirit of these adventurers. From the challenging voyages to the daily life at remote bases like Cape Evans, these pieces offer a unique glimpse into the early 20th century's era of daring exploration. Shop now and own a piece of polar history, immortalising the courage and perseverance of those who ventured into the coldest place on Earth.
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  • The South Pole.

    AMUNDSEN, Roald.
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    Cornerstone of Antarctic exploration. The account of the first expedition to reach the South Pole.A handsomely produced book containing ten full-pa...

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  • The voyages of the "Morning"

    DOORLY, Gerald S.
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    Doorly was a junior officer on board the Morning, a relief ship used on Scott's Discovery expedition. It was the ship which took a disgruntled Sha...

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  • British (Terra Nova) Antarctic Expedition, 1910-1913. Glaciology.

    WRIGHT, C.S. & Priestley R.E.
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    Remarkable photographic record of the Terra Nova Expedition. Charles Wright was part of Robert Falcon Scott's last expedition, the Terra Nova Exped...

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  • Cape Evans.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    The hut at Cape Evans. Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913), showing the hut at Cape Evans, surrounded...

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  • Shackleton's hut at Cape Royds. Nelson, Day, Lashly.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913), showing biologist Edward Nelson, Bernard Day (who was Shackleto...

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  • Captain Scott's last birthday dinner.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    'The Leader's Birthday'. Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913).'The Leader's Birthday was the occasion ...

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  • The Gas Plant.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913), showing the gas plant where acetylene gas was produced for ligh...

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  • Day and Lashly with motor sledge.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913), showing Bernard Day, who was in charge of the motor sledges and...

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  • Debenham grinding Geological specimens.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913), showing Frank Debenham, one of the geologists on the expedition...

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  • Clissold, Anton and Emperor Penguin.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913) showing the expedition cook Thomas Clissold and Anton Omelchenko...

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  • Clissold making bread.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913), showing the expedition's chef Thomas Clissold making bread for ...

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  • Bowers returned from Southern journey.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913). Showing Lieut. Henry Robertson Bowers, known as 'Birdie', one o...

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  • Davis - ships carpenter - building Cape Evans hut.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Classic Ponting photograph from Captain Scott's Terra Nova expedition (1910-1913), showing the expedition's shipwright and carpenter Francis Davie...

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  • The Diary of W. Lashly.

    LASHLY, William.
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    With the glassine wrapper - a remarkable survival. Lashly served on both Scott expeditions, but this portion of his diary covers his heroic return ...

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  • Little America

    BYRD, Richard Evelyn.
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    Author's autograph edition. 'The true first edition of Byrd's official narrative of his initial Antarctic expedition. For many it marks the end of ...

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  • Report on the geological collections made during the voyage of the "Quest"

    [SMITH, W. Campbell (editor)].
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    'Uncommon' (Rosove). The bulk of the published scientific results from Shackleton's last expedition.First edition; 8vo., xii, 1261 pp., frontispie...

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  • Report on the maps and surveys

    DEBENHAM, F.
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    The maps from Capt. Scott's Terra Nova expedition. The cartographic record of the British Antarctic Expedition (Terra Nova) 1910-1913.First edition...

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  • The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Rare exhibition catalogue. Invaluable for the documentation of Ponting's photographs.First edition, 8vo., 24pp., 8 photographic illustrations, ori...

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  • Menus & Souvenir programme from the library of Henry Dunlop,

    SHACKLETON. NIMROD EXPEDITION.
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    A rare opportunity to obtain a collection of signed printed ephemera from Shackleton's first Antarctic expedition (1907-1909) during which Shackle...

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  • The British Antarctic Expedition 1910-1913.

    PONTING, Herbert G.
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    Rare exhibition catalogue. Invaluable for the documentation of Ponting's photographs.First edition; 8vo, [4] ads., [ii], 4-24, [2]ads. pp., portra...

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