MAWSON (DOUGLAS) The Home of the Blizzard, 2. vol., William Heinemann, 1915
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MAWSON (DOUGLAS) The Home of the Blizzard, 2. vol., William Heinemann, 1915
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The Home of the Blizzard. Being the Story of the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914, 2. vol., first edition, half-titles, photogravure frontispiece, 20 colour plates, over 270 photographic illustrations (mostly by Frank Hurley, 2 folding, several double-page), maps and plans, 3 colour-printed maps in pocket (as issued) at end of volume 2, illustrations in the text, publisher's pictorial blue cloth gilt, upper covers with gilt-blocked illustration "Leaning into the wind", slighty rubbed [Conrad, p.208; Renard 1021; Rosove 217.A1.a; Spence 774; OCLC 3009654], small 4to (250 x 181mm.), William Heinemann, [1915]


  • "A classic account of "heroic age" exploits, which includes stunning photography from the camera of Frank Hurley" (Taurus).

    Mawson, previously a member of Shackleton's Nimrod Expedition, was the leader of Australian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914 which at a presentation at the Royal Geographical Society on its return "was lauded as the greatest scientific expedition yet conducted in Antarctica" (Howgego).

    Provenance: The Times Book Club (label inside lower covers); Martin L. Greene (Seattle) from Henry Sotheran Limited.
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