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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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"I REALLY FEEL MY MAIN ENTRANCEMENT IS THE HIMALAYAS"

HILLARY, Edmund. Typed letter signed. WITH: Photograph signed. Chicago, Illinois, June 23, 1962.

Original 1962 typed letter from Edmund Hillary responding to a letter from a California newspaper columnist, apologizing that his jetsetting has delayed the letter; explaining his preference for the Himalayas and his plans for helping the Sherpa people and taking a climb around Everest; and offering to sign a copy of "The Crossing" during his remaining few months in the United States, boldly signed by Edmund Hillary. Handsomely framed with a color photograph of Hillary climbing in the Himalayas with his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay, which has also been boldly signed by Hillary. $5500.

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PEARY ON COOK: “LARGE AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN PAID THE GREATEST IMPOSTOR OF THE PRESENT GENERATION FOR A FICTITIOUS STORY”

PEARY, Robert E. Typed letter signed. Washington, 17 December 1909.

Extraordinary and revealing typed letter signed by acclaimed explorer Robert Peary, 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, discussing a lecture invitation and rejecting Cook as a charlatan. $4800.

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“I HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE OF DISPLAYINGTHE FLAG OF THE NAVY LEAGUE AT THE POLE”

PEARY, Robert. Typed letter signed. Washington, DC, 1909. Typed letter signed by Robert Peary, dated December 1909, expressing his thanks for the use of a Navy League flag which he relates he flew upon his discovery of the North Pole in February of the same year. Framed with black-and-white photograph of Peary, shown on a shipdeck bundled in animal skins. $3800.

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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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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 (eight with vivid original hand-coloring), and a large color-outlined folding map of the region. $2500.

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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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“A BREATHTAKING RECITAL OF CONTINUOUS ADVENTURE”

BACK, George. Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition. London, 1836.

First edition, octavo issue of this extraordinary account of Back’s journey down the uncharted Great Fish River, with 16 full-page engravings and lithographs produced by Finden and Haghe after drawings by Back himself, and a large folding map, also by Back. $2500.

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AIRPORT SIGN,
FROM THE FIRST COMMERCIAL TRANSPOLAR FLIGHT

(DUSTIN, Frederick G.). Hand-painted sign commemorating the first commercial transpolar flight. Rio de Janeiro, 1968.

Unique artifact, documenting the historic first commercial round-the-world flight, tracking longitudinally across the two poles and touching down on all seven continents, including Antarctica. $1500.

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