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101 BULL, Colin Innocents in the Arctic : The 1951 Spitsbergen Expedition. First Edition in dustjacket. Signed
University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, 2005, ISBN:1889963739 
BULL, Colin. Innocents in the Arctic : The 1951 Spitsbergen Expedition. Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, (2005). First Edition. Pp (8),ix-xviii,1-254 (including 8-page color photo section) + folding colour drawing. Photos, maps in text. 8vo, dark blue cloth, silver lettering to front & spine."Driven by the desire for scientific discovery and adventure, ten na´ve yo ung men ventured north to the nearly uninhabited, ice-covered island of Spitsbergen in 1951. Scientific progress ensued, but so did misfortunes wrought by calamitous weather, an unworthy boat, and an entertaining but ill-informed approach to arctic survival. Innocents in the Arctic chronicles this Birmingham University expedition with an absorbing combination of wit and historical insight. Compiled from diaries, scientific field notes, and the author's memories, it documents an important period in polar exploration following the social upheaval of World War II. It also brings to life the labors of arctic travel before modern technology: the Birmingham researchers hauled their own sledges and communicated with hand-scrawled notes pinned to their leaky canvas tents. Despite these difficulties, the expedition was a scientific success and helped to unravel a compelling geological puzzle - why were relatively recent fossils entombed within rocks that were twice as old? The answers to this question and others contributed to an understandingof the evolution of the North Atlantic. The members of the Spitsbergen Exp edition saw themselves as fallible and human, and their struggles create a compelling alternative to traditional polar heroism. Colin Bull's reallistic, insider story of scientific adventure will appeal to polar enthusiasts, armchair historians, and anyone who remembers what it was like to be young and daring/" - from the dj.. Chapters : 1. Great Expectations; 2. Enter Miss Mabel ; 3. Cruising in Home Waters; 4. To Troms°, Paris of the North; 5. Despair and Relief - Troms° and Beyond; 6. Up the Fjord without a Paddle; 7. Around the Rugged Rocks the Sodden Scoundrels Scrambled; 8. Life on the Strandflat; 9. Come on Chaps, There's Not Much Time!; 10. Waiting for Syliva; 11. Re-enter Miss Mabel ; 12. Aftermath. Very good in dustjacket. Signed with inscription by Colin Bull 45.00

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102 BURE, Kristjan (ed.) and Reginald SPINK (trans.) Greenland. in dj
A. Rasmussens Bogtrykker, 1950, 
BURE, Kristjan (ed.) and Reginald SPINK (trans.). Greenland. Ringkjobing: A. Rasmussens Bogtrykkeri, [ca 1950s?]. Pp. 166. Illustrated. 8vo, white cloth with green decoration and lettering to front. Vg in slightly chipped dj.30.00

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103 BURKHANOV, Vasily New Soviet Discoveries in the Arctic
Foreign Languages Publishing House, Moscow, 1956, 
BURKHANOV, Vasily. New Soviet Discoveries in the Arctic. Moscow : Foreign Languages PublishingHouse, 1956 . Pp (2),3-[60]. Illustrated. Maps. 8vo, illustrated blue wrappers, front cover lettered in white, with a blank spne. Edgeworn, else very good. 35.00

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104 BURNFORD, Sheila One Woman's Arctic. First Canadian Edition in dustjacket
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1973, ISBN:0771018258 
BURNFORD, Sheila. One Woman's Arctic. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1973). Pp (8),9-222,(2). 8vo, maroon cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 2422. Sheila Philip Cochrane Burnford, nÚe Every, (b. May 11, 1918, Scotland - d. April 20, 1984, Bucklers Hard, Hants) was a Canadian / British writer and novelist. "A land of awesome majesty, harsh and demanding, yet peaceful and beautiful; a land of piercing winds and white expanse, alive nonetheless with brilliant colour,fascinating wildlife, and a quiet, proud people - this is the Arctic that Sheila Burnford discovered. This is the shrewdiy perceptive personal record of her sojourn in the remote arcticoutpost of Pond on Baffin Island. Eskimo history, customs and culture; arc haeology and ecology; anecdotes and legend; people and animals all combine to make a compelling and vivid canvas of impressions and experiences. Quietly absorbed into the daily life of the community, Mrs. Burnford and her companion, Susan Ross, whose drawings decorate this book, found the Eskimos existence considerably altered bv modernity, yet touched with the echoes of agradually vanishing culture. In a an easy and pieasurable style, Mrs. Burn ford recounts the drama, adventure and humour of her life in a land where primitive people have been thrust into a tecnnological age, and where technology has not been able to subdue the elemental might of the land." (from the dj). Very good in dustjacket. 20.00

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105 BURNFORD, Sheila One Woman's Arctic. galley proofs
Little, Brown, 1973, 
BURNFORD, Sheila. One Woman's Arctic. Bos.: Little, Brown and Co., (1973). Bound Galley Proofs. Pp 213. 8vo, card covers. Paperclip stains to front cover, waterstain to rear fore-edge, else vg. 28.00

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106 BURROUGHS, Polly DOUGLAS, Robert, consultant Great Ice Ship Bear: Eighty-Nine Years in Polar Seas.. 1st US pr, in dj
Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York , 1970, 
BURROUGHS, Polly. The Great Ice Ship Bear : Eighty-Nine Years in Polar Seas. Consultant, Robert Douglas. New York : Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., (1970).First Printing. Pp 104. 8vo, grey cloth. A history of the ship, purchased by the United States in 1884, that took to the Arctic the likes of Greely, Byrd, and many others during its lengthy career. Very good in lightly nicked dust jacket. 25.00

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107 BUTLER, Rowan Breaking the Ice : Life and Work in the Frozen Wilderness of Antarctica. in dj.
Albatross, Sutherland, Australia, 1988, ISBN:086760087x 
BUTLER, Rowan. Breaking the Ice . [Dj adds: Life and Work in the Frozen Wilderness of Antarctica]. (Sutherland, Australia): An Albatross Book, (1988).Pp. (1)-159,[1]. Illustrated. Triple column. 4to, blue cloth with silver t itles to front and spine. "Mystery and isolation, harshness and challenge, icescape and wildlife: this is the Antarctic frontier today. Rowan Butler describes life in this unique environment as he writes about highlights of four expeditions, between 1981 and 1986, to the frozen continent." - from the dj. Vg in dj. 15.00

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108 BUTLER, William E. Praeger Special Studies in International Politics and Public Affairs) Law of Soviet Territorial Waters : A Case Study of Maritime Legislation andPractice (Praeger special studies in international economics and developme nt). First Edition
Frederick A. Praeger, New York, 1967, 
BUTLER. William E. The Law of Soviet Territorial Waters : A Case Study of Maritime Legislation and Practice. New York : Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, (1967). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xvi,(2),1-192,(6). 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. In the Praeger Special Studies in International Economics and Development series. Papadakis, International Law of the Sea: A Bibliography 4089. Chapters: 1. Geographic and Historical Background; 2. Soviet Internal Sea Waters; 3.Closed Seas; 4. Soviet Territorial Waters; 5. Innocent passage; 6. Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction; 7. Special Zones; 8. Legal Norms Applied to Individual Seas; 9. Perspectives. DocumentartyAppendices: A. Legislation; B. International Treaties and Agreements, C. D iplomatic Correspondence; D. Court Decision. With lengthy bibliography and index. Lightly rubbed, a few small damp droplets to front board, stamps to pastedowns, else very good. 35.00

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109 BUTLER. William E. Praeger Special Studies in International Economics and Development Law of Soviet Territorial Waters : A Case Study of Maritime Legislation andPractice (Praeger special studies in international economics and developme nt). First Edition
Frederick A. Praeger, New York, 1967, 
BUTLER. William E. The Law of Soviet Territorial Waters : A Case Study of Maritime Legislation and Practice. New York : Frederick A. Praeger, Publishers, (1967). First Edition. Pp. (6),vii-xvi,(2),1-192,(6). 8vo, red cloth, gilt lettering to front & spine. In the Praeger Special Studies in International Economics and Development series. Papadakis, International Law of the Sea: A Bibliography 4089. Chapters: 1. Geographic and Historical Background; 2. Soviet Internal Sea Waters; 3.Closed Seas; 4. Soviet Territorial Waters; 5. Innocent passage; 6. Criminal and Civil Jurisdiction; 7. Special Zones; 8. Legal Norms Applied to Individual Seas; 9. Perspectives. DocumentartyAppendices: A. Legislation; B. International Treaties and Agreements, C. D iplomatic Correspondence; D. Court Decision. With lengthy bibliography and index. Very good. 60.00

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110 BYERS, R. B. and Michael SLACK (eds.) Polaris Papers, 4) Strategy and the Arctic
Canadian Isntitute for Strategic Studies, Toronto, 1986, ISBN:0919769217 
BYERS, R. B. and Michael SLACK (eds.). Strategy and the Arctic. Edited by R. B. Byers and Michael Slack. (Toronto): The Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, (1986). Pp. [6],(1)-117,[5]. Illustrated with maps. 8vo, printedblue card covers. The Polaris Papers, No.4. Haydon, Canadian Maritime Forc es, 1945-1993 : A Select Bibliography p.23. An anthology of essays on Canadian security strategy in the north. Includes articles by James R. Gibson, Ron Purver, George Lindsey, John Gellner, Nancy Weeks, Erik Solem, and Elizabeth Young. Spine nicked, else vg. 15.00

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111 BYRD, Richard Evelyn Little America : Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic - The Flight to the South Pole. 2nd US no dj
G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930, 
BYRD, Richard Evelyn. Little America : Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic - The Flight to the South Pole. With 74 illustrations and maps. N.Y./L.: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1930. Second Printing. Pp 422. 8vo, blue cloth. Spence 226. Vg-fine. 40.00

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112 BYRD, Richard Evelyn Little America. 4th US no dj. ex-library
1930, 
BYRD, Richard Evelyn. Little America : Aerial Exploration in the Antarctiv - The Flight to the South Pole. With 74 illustrations and maps. N.Y./L.: G.P. Putnam's Sons, (December) 1930. Fourth Printing. Pp 422. 8vo, blue cloth. Spence 226. Ex-library (stamps, bookplate, pouch), else vg. 25.00

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113 BYRD, Richard Evelyn WEST, Wallace. With Admiral Bird in Little America : The story of Little America with pictures by Paramount Newsreel Cameramen and the story of their adventures
Whitman Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 1934, 
(BYRD, Richard Evelyn). WEST, Wallace. With Admiral Bird in Little America : The story of Little America with pictures by Paramount Newsreel Cameramenand the story of their adventures. Racine, Wisconsin : Whitman Publishing Company, (1934). Pp (2),7-90,(2). Illustrated. Square small 8vo, illustrated paper covered boards, black spine. In the Paramount Newsreel Men series. A juvenile level telling of Admiral Byrd's South Polar expedition story, illustrated with 42 full-page photographs. Light wear to spine ends and edges, gift inscription (dated 1934), else very good. 15.00

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114 CAESAR, Adrian SCOTT, Robert Falcon) MAWSON, Douglas) White : Last Days in the Antarctic Journeys of Scott and Mawson, 1911-1913.in dj.
Macmillan, London, 2001, ISBN:0333905725 
CAESAR, Adrian. The White : Last Days in the Antarctic Journeys of Scott and Mawson, 1911-1913 . (London): Macmillan, (2001). Pp. (8),1-287,(9). 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. Vg in unclipped dj. 20.00

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115 CALDER, Ritchie Men Against the Frozen North. in dj.
George Allen & Unwin, 1957, 
CALDER, Ritchie. Men Against the Frozen North. L: George Allen & Unwin, (1957). Pp 279, frontis., [14] pp plates. 8vo, blue cloth. Arctic Bibliography50052. Calder traveled 40,000 miles in the Canadian North on behalf of UNI CEF, and here reports with suprising ambivalence on the changes that civilisation had wrought on the traditional lives led by the native peoples of the region. "Journalist's impressions from trips in the northern Canadian mainland and islands, accompanying scientists, doctors, R.C.M.P., etc. in 1955. Norman Wells, Aklavik, Resolute, Fort Simpson, Agricultural Research Station, Yellowknife mines, Churchill, Cornwallis Island, etc. and Thule in northwest Greenland are described. Resource developments are appraised, specifically their effects on nativce population. Good photgraphs, including one of the North Pole area augment the text." - A.B. For Ritchie (1 July 1906 -31 January 1982) see DNB 1981-1985, pp.70-71. Presentation bookplate, else vg in nicked dj. 40.00

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116 CALVERT, James, Commander Surface at the Pole: The Story of USS Skate. Adventurers Club Edition in dustjacket.
Adventurers' Club, London, 1963, 
CALVERT, James, Commander. Surface at the Pole : The Story of USS Skate. London : The Adventurers' Club, (1963). Pp. (6),vii-viii,(2),1-211,(3) + 12 p. of plates. 8vo, maroon cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Anderson 179, Arctic Bibliography 63722. A volume in The Adventurers Club series. An account of the United States Navy's efforts to see if they could get full coverage of the Arctic Ocean via the use of submarines, and whether their subs could effectively navigate beneath the ice floes. "Account, by its commander, of this submarine's crossings of the Arctic Ocean in Aug 1958 and Mar. 1959. Some background information on the cruises is also furnished." - A.B. Very good in nicked, rear-flap-clipped dustjacket. 20.00

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117 CALVERT, James, Rear Admiral. Naval Profession.
McGraw-Hill , New York , 1965, 
CALVERT, James, Rear Admiral. The Naval Profession. New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, (1965). First Edition. Pp [i]-ix,(1),1-196,(2). Index. 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Rear Admiral James Calvert, skipper of the nuclear submarine Skate during her famous polar voyages, talks frankly and excitingly about the Navy, past and present, and about a naval officer's career. Contents : 1. What Is the Navy? 2. What Does the Navy Do? 3. WhatDo Naval Officers Do? 4. How Are Naval Officers Educated? 5. What about Na val Officers' Families? 6. Is It Really a Profession? 7. What Are the Navy's Traditions? 8. What about the Navy's Future? 9. After All, Is It Worth It? Ex-library (blindstamp, discard note, residue from removal of rear pocket), scotch tape residue, else good in edgeworn, price-clipped dustjacket. Asis. 20.00

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118 CAMERON, Ian Antarctica : The Last Continent. First Edition in dustjacket
Cassell, London, 1974, 
CAMERON, Ian. Antarctica: The Last Continent. London : Cassell, (1974). First Edition. Pp 256. Illustrated. Large 8vo, green cloth. Renard, Antarctica275. An illustrated history of human encounter with Antarctica, from von B ellingshausen's first sighting to current scientific activities. Marking toflyleaf, else very good in dustjacket. 50.00

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119 CAMERON, Ian Lost Paradise. 1st in dj.
Salem House, Topsfield, MA, 1987, ISBN:0881622753 
CAMERON, Ian. Lost Paradise : The Exploration of the Pacific. Topsfield, MA: Salem House, (1987). First Printing. Illustrated. Pp 248. 4to, brown cloth. "Ian Cameron's book describes the physical creation of the Pacific, and suggests how the ocean's multitude of islands may have been first populatedby those true discoverers of the ocean, the Polynesians. It brings vividly to life the epic voyages of the Spanish, Dutch, British, French, Russian a nd American explorers as they battled against the vast distances of the Pacific and the appalling weather conditions of the ocean's polar approaches. It recounts the excesses of the exploiters- the freebooters, sealers, whalers, missionaries and traders- who followed in the explorers' wake." -from the dj. Vg in dj. 40.00

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120 CAMERON, Ian HUNT, John, foreword ATTENBOROUGH, David, foreword To the Farthest Ends of the Earth. 1st US in dj
E. P. Dutton, New York, 1980, ISBN:0354044788 
CAMERON, Ian. To the Farthest Ends of the Earth : 150 Years of World Exploration by the Royal Geographic Society. Forewords by John Hunt and David Attenborough. N.Y.: E.P. Dutton, (1980). First Printing. Pp 288. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. Contents : The Founding of the Society; The Search for a North West Passage; The Crossing of the Australian Deserts; The Quest for the Sources of the Nile; The Conquest of the North Pole; The Race for the South Pole; The Discovery and Ascent of Everest; The Educational Role of the Society; "Something more than scientific investigation"; The Society Today. Vg in dj. 60.00

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