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
We first published this book over 30 years ago, but as a
result of quite a few requests we have reprinted it in a
small edition of 125 copies. Each copy has a book
plate with the copy number on it.
Hardback, jacketed, blocked on spine. 208pp + 16pp
plates, hardback, jacketed, blocked on spine. .Over 60
photographs and illustrations, many of which are by
Edward Wilson. Price £42.50
WITH SHACKLETON and MAWSON. The Antarctic Diaries of
Beau Riffenburg & Angie Butler
Hardback, jacketed, 276pp, over 100 photographs and
illustrations, 2 fold-out maps. £35.00
ANTARCTIC DIARY OF ARCHIBALD LANG MCLEAN
and with an introduction by Beau Riffenburgh
404pp, 100 photographs and illustrations and one foldout
colour map. £32.50
ANTARCTIC DIARY OF THOMAS ORDE LEES
500+, pages, hardback, jacketed, 50 photographs
COPIES ONLY £45.00
The Antarctic Diaries of Andrew Watson and Alexander
Kennedy together with the paintings of Charles Turnbull
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
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
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
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
SOUTHWARD ON THE QUEST
The Scala Cinema Portfolio
An unusual collection of Shackleton and Quest
Limited to 275 copies. Price £50.00
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: £42.50
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.
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
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
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.
Antarctic Calendar 2024
Douglas Mawson and the Australasian Antarctic
536pp, hardback, jacketed, over 70 photographs, 11 maps and drawings, 1 pull out-map: £37.50 REDUCED
TWO YEARS BELOW THE HORN
A Personal Memoir of Operation Tabarin
Edited and with an introduction by Stephen Haddelsey.
A Critical response to FLAWS IN THE ICE
Karyn Maguire Bradford
96pp, softback, illustrated; £14.00
The Nimrod Murders
376pp Hardback, jacketed.
TO £6.00, Hardback £16.95 REDUCED
– Today’s Heroic Age of Polar
the Pole -
Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition
168pp, softback, over 35 photographs and maps.
HUSKIES OF THE HEROIC ERA OF ANTARCTIC EXPLORATION
A short history of Huskies during the heroic age of
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,
76 pp, softback, approx. 30 pictures. All royalties from
the sale of this book go to the Mawsons Huts Foundation. Price: £12.00 REDUCED