THE ANTARCTIC COLLECTION
The Exploration of the Sixth Continent
The Antarctic wastes have long held a fascination for man. This sixth continent was the last to be explored and its exploration and demystification formed the stuff of legend. The tragic story of Robert Falcon Scott and the British National Antarctic Expedition of 1910-12 is known throughout the world. The Erskine Press has published a series of books dealing with the
HEROIC AGE OF ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION. Some of these books are now out of print but the following are still available and fall into three main categories -
Diaries, Facsimiles and Translations.
All the books are copiously illustrated with photographs, line drawings and maps. They are all hardback and cloth bound. The Diaries have pictorial jackets in two colours and are blocked in gold on the spines. The Translations and Facsimiles are cased in accurate reproductions of the originals and blocked in gold, silver or white on front and spine accordingly.
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THE DIARIES AND LETTERS
Mertz & I …
The Antarctic Diary of Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis
Edited by Allan Mornement & Beau Riffenburgh
Hardback, jacketed, 456pp +8pp colour & 16pp b&w plates. Over 110 drawings, illustrations and maps. £35.00 REDUCED
Shackleton Letters - Behind the Scenes of the Nimrod Expedition
Regina W Daly
368pp, 235 x 165mm. Over 40 photographs and illustrations; pull-out map of Explorations and Surveys of the Expedition (440 x 430mm).
Hard-back, jacketed, blocked on spine. Limited edition of 450 copies individually numbered and signed by the author £27.50
8 men in a
- The Ordeal of the Advance Party of the Trans-Antarctic Expedition, 1955–1957
Anthea Arnold, Based on the diaries of Rainer Goldsmith
144pp 16pp colour pictures, 50 photographs, paperback £12.75 REDUCED
In the Teeth of the Wind – South through the Pole
Alain Hubert & Dixie Dansercoer
224pp, hardback, jacketed, over 90 full colour pictures.
REDUCED TO £10.00
Elephant Island and Beyond – The Life and Diaries of Thomas Orde Lees
304pp, hardback, jacketed, illustrated £24.95 REDUCED TO
The Wicked Mate - The Antarctic Diary of Victor Campbell
Edited by H.G.R. King
192pp, hardback, jacketed, 75 photographs and drawings
Trial by Ice - The Antarctic Journals of John King Davis - edited by Louise Crossley
248pp, 248 x 190mm, hardback, jacketed, illustrated
Arctic - Tales Told at Tea Time
Edited by Barbara Debenham
144pp, hardback, blocked on front and spine; over 30 photographs and illustrations £15.00 REDUCED
the Antarctic - Stories of Scott’s Last Expedition
With illustrations by Edward Wilson and the author
152pp, hardback, with printed end-papers and blocked on front and spine; over 60 illustrations £15.00 REDUCED
South Polar Trail
The Log of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
Ernest Mills Joyce. With an introduction by Hugh Robert Mill
and a new introduction by Beau Riffenburgh
This is a limited edition facsimile of 300 individually numbered copies of the 1929 original, including the jacket.
Hardback, jacketed, 220pp + 32 plates.60 illustrations. Price £30.00
The story of the Quest
Comdr. Frank Wild, CBE
There a six photographs, a page on the Quest’s trip and
a page on Commander Frank Wild, CBE. The brochure is
protected by a clear pocket and posted unfolded in a
strong flat cardboard envelope.
The brochure is 255x190mm - 10" x 71/2" £4.00
Leaves from a diary kept on board an exploring vessel.
C. Reginald Ford
Presented in a black gift box it also contains a facsimile of a 4pp 1905 brochure (295 x 210mm) detailing the author’s lectures in Australia and a 12pp pamphlet of biographical details, newspaper articles and pictures. Two Antarctic postcards are also included. The print run is limited to 400
copies. This is a very unusual piece of Antarctic history. £35.00 REDUCED
days. Sketches of the homely side of Polar life by two of Shackleton’s men. Illustrated by the authors, James Murray and George
Marston, and introduced by Sir Ernest Shackleton.
304pp, 4 colour plates, 30 photographic illustrations
and 24 further illustrations. Hardback and jacketed.
Price: £75.00 plus post. REDUCED
Sea Shore Party
1914-17 - R. W. Richards
60pp, 240 x 165mm, hardback, jacketed, 2 photographs, 1 map
With the Aurora in the Antarctic 1911–1914
- John K Davis. With a new introduction by Beau Riffenburgh
312pp + 1 fold-out map (includes 83 illustrations) hardback, blocked in gold on front and spine. £37.50 REDUCED
postcards featuring ships of the Antarctic
South Georgia – Gateway to Antarctica
Ludwig Kohl-Larsen – Translated by William Barr
304pp, hardback, jacketed, 40 photographs and maps
Voyage of the Belgica - Fifteen Months in the Antarctic
Adrien de Gerlache - Translated and with an introduction by Maurice Raraty
256pp, 245 x 160mm, hardback, illustrated £37.50 REDUCED
Towards the South
Pole aboard the Français
The First French Expedition to the Antarctic, 1903-1905
304pp, 253 x 174mm, hardback, cloth bound and blocked in two colours overall. Over 200 halftones, maps and drawings.
Douglas Mawson and the Australasian Antarctic
536pp, hardback, jacketed, over 70 photographs, 11 maps and drawings, 1 pull out-map: £37.50 REDUCED
A Critical response to FLAWS IN THE ICE
Karyn Maguire Bradford
96pp, softback, illustrated; £14.00
The Third Reich in Antarctica. The German Antarctic Expedition 1938-39.
Cornelia Lüdecke and Colin Summerhayes
272pp +16pp colour and b&w plates. Hardback, jacketed, over 90 photographs, illustrations and maps.
The Japanese South
1910 –12 — A Record of Antarctica
Compiled and edited by The Shirase Antarctic Expedition Supporter’s Association
Translated and edited by Lara Dagnall and Hilary Shibata
416pp, + 8pp colour, hardback, blocked on front and spine, 100 photographs and illustrations.
The Nimrod Murders
376pp Hardback, jacketed, signed by the author.
TO £6.00, Hardback £16.95 REDUCED
– Today’s Heroic Age of Polar
the Pole -
Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition
1955-57 - John Thomson; 168pp, softback, over 35 photographs and maps.