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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
 

THE ANTARCTIC DIARY OF ARCHIBALD LANG MCLEAN
Edited and with an introduction by Beau Riffenburgh
Hardback, jacketed, 404pp, 100 photographs and illustrations and one foldout colour map. £32.50

LOST… THE ANTARCTIC DIARY OF THOMAS ORDE LEES
John Thomson
500+, pages, hardback, jacketed, 50 photographs 250 COPIES ONLY £45.00

The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Watson and Alexander Kennedy together with the paintings of Charles Turnbull Harrisson
A stunning limited edition package which includes:

THE ANTARCTIC DIARY OFANDREW DOUGALD WATSON
- Hardback, cloth bound, blocked on cover and spine, 260pp, 70 pictures
THE ANTARCTIC DIARY OF ALEXANDER LORIMER KENNEDY
- Hardback, cloth bound, blocked on cover and spine; 192pp 60 pictures
THE PAINTINGS AND DRAWINGS OF CHARLES TURNBULL HARRISSON
- 36pp + cover, soft back on art paper, 55 pictures
CHARLES TURNBULL HARRISSON - A LIFE
- 16pp + cover, booklet, 15 pictures
FULL COLOUR MAP OF QUEEN MARY LAND
- removable.
This is a limited numbered edition of 300 copies. The books will not be available separately. £77.50.

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 TO £25.00

The 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). Softback. £15.00

8 men in a crate - 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 TO £10.00

In the Arctic - Tales Told at Tea Time
Frank Debenham
Edited by Barbara Debenham
144pp, hardback, blocked on front and spine; over 30 photographs and illustrations £15.00  REDUCED TO £10.00


THE FACSIMILES

IN THE LAND OF THE PENGUINS
An account of the Voyage of the Belgica – Georges Lecointe
The first English translation of Lecointe’s 1904 book of the Belgica Expedition.
330pp, hardback. Jacketed. 90 photographs and illustrations, five separate maps, 20pp brochure, five postcards of the expedition. Price: £45.00

The 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

Facsimile cover of the South Polar Trail. Price £4.50

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

Antarctica
Leaves from a diary kept on board an exploring vessel
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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 TO £25.00

Antarctic 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 TO £60.00

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 TO £22.50 

THE TRANSLATIONS

Towards the South Pole aboard the Français
The First French Expedition to the Antarctic, 1903-1905
J-B. Charcot
304pp, 253 x 174mm, hardback, cloth bound and blocked in two colours overall. Over 200 halftones, maps and drawings. £45.00  REDUCED TO £30.00


MISCELLANEA

SALTIRE BEYOND THE SEA-ICE A History of the Scots in the Antarctic—1750-1950 
J. V. Johnson

244PP, hardback, jacketed, approx. 50 photographs and illustrations. Price: £30.00.
AVAILABLE AUGUST SEPTEMBER 2020

Antarctic Calendar 2021

AURORA
Douglas Mawson and the Australasian Antarctic Expedition 1911-14

Beau Riffenburgh
536pp, hardback, jacketed, over 70 photographs, 11 maps and drawings, 1 pull out-map: £37.50 REDUCED TO £27.50

THE CREVASSE
A Critical response to FLAWS IN THE ICE

Karyn Maguire Bradford
96pp, softback, illustrated; £14.00
REDUCED TO £10.00

The Nimrod Murders
Simon Beaufort 
376pp Hardback, jacketed.
Softback £9.95  REDUCED TO £6.00, Hardback £16.95  REDUCED TO £10.00

Ice Tracks – Today’s Heroic Age of Polar Adventure
Angie Butler REDUCED TO £7.50

Climbing the Pole - Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-57
John Thomson
168pp, softback, over 35 photographs and maps. £15.00 REDUCED TO £10.00

HUSKIES OF THE HEROIC ERA OF ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION
A short history of Huskies during the heroic age of Antarctic Exploration
written by David Jensen, chairman of the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, the not for profit charity he founded in 1997 to conserve the historic huts at Cape Denison, East Antarctica.
76 pp, softback, approx. 30 pictures. All royalties from the sale of this book go to the Mawsons Huts Foundation. Price: £12.00 REDUCED TO £10.00


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