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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. $16,500.00$11,550.00

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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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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. $4,800.00$3,360.00

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THE DISCOVERY OF THE MAGNETIC NORTH POLE

ROSS, John. Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-West Passage. London, 1835.

First edition, large-paper copy, of Ross’ Narrative, with 30 full-page charts, copper plates and lithographs (nine with vivid original hand-coloring), and a large color-outlined folding map of the region. $4000.

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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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SPLENDID LARGE ORIGINAL HALF-TONE PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN
ON SCOTT’S DISCOVERY EXPEDITION (1901-1903)

SCOTT, Robert F. Photograph: Discovery. For: Scott"s Voyage of the Discovery (1905). No place, no date.

Original half-tone sepia photograph depicting the Discovery, with pencil caption on the verso, “Ship Tied up to the Great Ice Barrier in mizzen rigging. Sheep and Seals for food.” $2600.

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“NANSEN’S FRAM AND AMUNDSEN’S MAUD WERE HELPLESS WHEN DRIFTING WITH THE ICE”

WILKINS, George Hubert. Under the North Pole. New York, 1931.

Limited deluxe first edition of this plan to explore Arctic waters in a submarine, number 159 of 275 copies signed by expedition leader Wilkins and submariner Sloan Danenhower. With fine original silver gelatin photographic frontispiece portrait of Wilkins, one map, 30 photographic plates, and two plans. A beautiful copy. $2500.

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