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Report of the Cruise of The U. S. Revenue Cutter Bear
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Report of the Cruise of The U. S. Revenue Cutter Bear: The Overland Expedition for the Relief of the Whalers in the Arctic Ocean, from November 27, 1897, to September 13, 1898

by Jarvis, D.H., Lieutenant

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Washington: Government Printing Office, 1899, First Edition. Tall 8vo. 23.2 cm. (iv) 144pp., 68 black-and-white photographs and engravings, large fold-out color map at rear. Publisher's blue ruled pebbled cloth with gilt title on spine. Scarce. An important association copy gifted by Jarvis to A. P. to M.E. Swineford, Governor of Alaska. Arctic Bibliography 18402; Ricks p. 241; Wickersham 7604.
"Following the direct intervention of President McKinley, The Bear was equipped, and in November 1897 set out to rescue eight whaling ships which had become trapped in the ice near Point Barrow. Despite the difficulties involved in a winter mission to Arctic waters, the "Bear" and her crew managed to reach Seattle ten months later with four of the whaling crews, with no loss to its own complement of men." This book documents the account of the cruise of the "Bear" in 1898 to Cape Vancouver, West Alaska, landing a party under the command of Lt. D. H. Jarvis to go overland to Pt. Barrow to rescue whaling crews… Read more
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With Nansen in the North
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With Nansen in the North: A Record of the โ€˜Framโ€™ Expedition in 1893-96.

by Johansen, Hjalmar

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London: Ward, Lock and Co Limited. 1899, 1st English Translation. 8vo โ€“ 21cm., [viii], 351pp., 8pp (publisher's advertisements). Publisher's dark-green gilt decorated cloth with bright gilt on cover and spine. Green tinted full-page plates with black-and-white photographic plates in text, frontispiece portrait of Lt. Johansen with original tissue guard. A very good copy in its original state with tight hinges and very clean and crisp pages with no foxing, folds or tears, and no prior ownership markings; pages uncut. Arctic Bibliography 8185.
Johansen was a member of Nansen's "Fram" expedition - "so eager to take part in the expedition, as no other post could be found for him, he accepted the position of stoker". Nansen selected Johansen to be his companion on the famous journey over the ice towards the North Pole and then to Franz Josef Land. Johansen's account is significantly scarcer than Nansen's best-selling Farthest North which also documents this famous expedition in the "Fram". Scarce in… Read more
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The South Polar Trail
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The South Polar Trail: The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

by Joyce, Ernest E.

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London: Duckworth, 1929. First Edition. 8vo โ€“ 21.7cm. 220pp with frontispiece and 31 black-and-white photographic plates, errata slip and map mounted at page 31. In original blue cloth with gilt titling on spine. A very clean copy with crisp pages, no foxing, folds or tears, prior ownership name on ffe. A very good copy of a scarce and important book detailing Shackleton's Ross Sea Party struggle for survival and completion of their mission. Rosove 188.A1.a.
A diary-based narrative of the depot laying journeys of the Ross Sea Party on Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic (Endurance) Expedition. Joyce was awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery during the expedition and, in total, visited the Antarctic for four expeditions. The South Polar Trail is the principal firsthand account of the Ross Sea shore party of Shackleton's 1914-17 expedition. This book is also a very good read.
Joyce was forthright, courageous, and tenacious of purpose; he was not given to fanfare, but rather discharged his duties capably… Read more
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