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Ink signatures from three members of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition—Ernest Shackleton ("E. H. Shackleton"), Frank Worsley ("F. A. Worsley"), and Joseph Stenhouse ("J. R. Stenhouse")—on an off-white 4.25 x 5 sheet affixed to a slightly larger album page. In fine condition. A desirable and uncommon trio of signatures.

Sold For: $3,033 (w/BP) Auction #600 - January 13, 2021 View Details

British naval officer and explorer (1868-1912) best known for the two expeditions he led to the Antarctic, the Discovery Expedition and the ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition. TLS signed “R. Scott,” one page, 7.75 x 9.5, British Arctic Expedition letterhead, no date. Letter to Mr. Benson, in part: "I wish I could come to Lichfield this month, but I am afraid it is impossible, as I am book…

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ALS, one page, 4.75 x 7, 2 Richmond Terrace letterhead, April 27, 1899. Letter to R. S. Warren Bell, who was editor of The Captain, an English 'Magazine for Boys and Old Boys' designed to feature articles to entertain rather than to edify. It is likely that Warren Bell wrote to Stanley requesting an article for the magazine detailing his exploits. The letter, in full: "I am sorry to have …

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Signed book: Un Trésor Englouti [A Sunken Treasure]. Germany: Flammarion, 1971. Hardcover with dust jacket, 7.25 x 10.5, 298 pages. Signed on the title page in felt tip by Jacques Cousteau and his son, Jean-Michel Cousteau. In very good to fine condition, with some wear and small tears to dust jacket edges.

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Signed book: The Ascent of Everest. Limited 40th anniversary edition, numbered 87/500. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1993. Hardcover with slipcase, 6.75 x 10, 280 pages. Signed on the colophon in black ink by 10 members of the 1953 British Mount Everest expedition: John Hunt, Charles Evans, Edmund Hillary, Griffith Pugh, Alf Gregory, George Band, Charles Wylie, George Lowe, Mike Westmacott, and…

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Commemorative cover with a cachet and inlaid medallion honoring the 25th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest, 8 x 4.5, signed in black ballpoint by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Housed in its original presentation folder. In fine condition.

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English Egyptologist (1853-1942) who discovered the Merneptah Stele and pioneered a systematic methodology of archaeology and the preservation of artifacts. ALS signed “W. M. Flinders Petrie,” one page, 4.5 x 7, July 1, 1892. Letter to "Mr. Gibson," in part: "Thanks for your kind letter & congratulations, which I found on my return from Oxford to Bristol, to which I went to see aft…

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