Roald Amundsen Explorer

Published by Methuen London in 1935.

1st Edition: 218pp, index, 4 illustrations,2 maps, 8pp of publishers advertisements in rear. Brown cloth covers with gilt titling to spine in photocopy dustjacket. Biography of Antarctic explorer Amundsen, includes: early life south of Oslo in the 1870's, the influence of reading literature on the Sir John Franklin Expedition, through his own explorations and death while on a rescue mission in a sea plane.

A rare book. First editions worth £40

The Voyages Of Captain Scott

A re-telling from 'Discovery' and 'Scott's Last Expedition'. Published by Smith Elder 1914 -£30.

Hardcover First Edition in blue one third calf cover, published by Smith, Elder, & Co, London in 1914.  Dimensions: 20cm x 14cm approx.

A fascinating volume which follows voyages of Captain Scott including the British Antarctic Expedition of 1910.  The book includes some biographical material, a frontispiece portrait photograph of Scott, 4 coloured plates, 28 pages of half-tone illustrations and a map.

Good copies worth £20

This is available as a free download at Project Gutenberg.