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PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION FIRST EDITION OF SIR DOUGLAS MAWSON’S HOME OF THE BLIZZARD, BOTH VOLUMES INSCRIBED BY HIM IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION

MAWSON, Douglas. Home of the Blizzard. London, 1915. Two volumes.

First edition of this classic account of Antarctic exploration, an exceptional presentation/association copy inscribed in both volumes in the year of publication to a fellow Australian, the Premier of New South Wales—in Volume I, "To the Hon. W.A. Holman with deep appreciation of assistance and support rendered the Expedition and with kind regards Douglas Mawson, June 1915," and in Volume II, "To W.A. Holman from the author—Douglas Mawson, June 1915." Mawson honored Holman's importance to the expedition by naming Holman's Dome after him. This copy also notably from the library of Australian historian and bibliophile Dr. George Mackaness with his bookplates. Profusely illustrated with 18 color plates, hundreds of black-and-white plates, numerous in-text illustrations and three color folding maps. $17,500.

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SIGNED BY SCOTT: FOUR-PAGE AUTOGRAPH ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRST ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION, WRITTEN UPON HIS RETURN IN 1904

SCOTT, Robert F. Autograph Telegram Signed. Auckland Island, circa March 20, 1904.

Fine four-page autograph account intended for telegram of Scott’s expedition to the Antarctic written upon his return in 1904. $16,500.

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“WITHOUT PARALLEL IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH”

THOMSON, C. Wyville. Report on the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. London, 1885, 1882. Two volumes bound in three.

First edition of the illustrated Narrative section of the report on the Challenger—a voyage “without parallel in the history of scientific research” (Britannica)—with 37 full-page photographic plates (two folding panoramas), 14 fine full-page chromolithographs, 66 charts and diagrams (20 folding), large folding map and numerous in-text wood engravings, handsomely bound by Donnelley. The binder’s own copy, with his bookplates. $8000.

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“AN IMPORTANT ADDITION TO NAUTICAL SCIENCE”

PHIPPS, Constantine John. Voyage Towards the North Pole. London, 1774.

First edition of the official account of Phipps’ polar voyage, with three folding maps, 12 engraved folding or double-page plates, and numerous charts and tables, 11 of which are folding. $7500.

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“ONE OF THE CLASSICS OF ANTARCTIC LITERATURE”

CHERRY-GARRARD, Apsley. Worst Journey in the World. London, (1922). Two volumes.

First edition, rare first issue, of Cherry-Garrard's firsthand account of the most famous of Antarctic expeditions, richly illustrated with reproductions of sketches and photographs made by members of the crew (a number printed in color), five maps and ten folding panoramas. $6800.

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1780 COXE’S RUSSIAN DISCOVERIES BETWEEN ASIA AND AMERICA,
WITH NOTES ON THE FUR TRADE

COXE, William. Account of the Russian Discoveries Between Asia and America. London, 1780.

Second edition (same year as the first edition), revised and corrected, of this key source on Siberia and the far northwest of America, with large folding map of the Russian Empire, three additional folding maps, and large engraved folding plate of a Chinese frontier town, handsomely bound. $5000.

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PEARY ON COOK: “LARGE AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN PAID THE GREATEST IMPOSTOR OF THE PRESENT GENERATION FOR A FICTITIOUS STORY”—EXTRAORDINARY TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY ROBERT E. PEARY

PEARY, Robert E. Typed Letter Signed. Washington, DC, 17 December 1909.

Extraordinary and revealing typed letter signed from Peary to Stanley Gray, written shortly after Peary’s bitter controversy with Frederick Cook had erupted over which of the two explorers was the first to reach the North Pole. $4800.

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“WE ARE ALL EXPLORERS IN AN UNDISCOVERED WORLD”

COOK, Frederick. My Attainment of the Pole. New York, 1911.

First edition of Cook’s version of the North Pole controversy, inscribed and signed by Cook to Elbert Hubbard, founder of the successful and influential Roycroft Press: “To Elbert Hubbard, We are all explorers in an undiscovered world. May the lessons of this quest form a line in your book of destiny. Frederick A. Cook, Cleveland, O, Dec. 2, 1913.” With an autograph letter signed from Cook to Hubbard from the following year, thanking Hubbard for his helpfulness, “with Cheers from the sunny south,” tipped to the front pastedown. $4200.

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IN SEARCH OF THE NORTH-WEST PASSAGE,
UNCUT IN ORIGINAL BOARDS

PARRY, William Edward. Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage… London, 1821.

First edition of the account of Parry’s important first voyage, uncut and in scarce original boards. Illustrated with engraved maps and plates. $3500.

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“THE PROBLEM OF THE NORTH WEST PASSAGE, DISPUTED FOR 300 YEARS, WAS SOLVED”

M'CLURE, R[OBERT]. Discovery of the North-West Passage. London, 1856.

First edition of McClure's harrowing account of the HMS Investigator's dramatic discovery of "the fabled North West Passage, sought by British seamen for nearly 300 years," with folding color map and four full-page tinted lithographs (including frontispiece), in original cloth. $3500.

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